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The destroyed house is seen in the picture. Tornado happened during heavy rain on Monday, October 31, 2011 in Jembrana Regency.
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Tornado happened during heavy rain on Monday, October 31, 2011. It destroyed some buildings in Banyubiru, Baluk, and BB Agung in Negara District. Two structures in Dang Kahyangan Majapahit Temple were also destroyed. There were no victims due to the tornado. According to several witness, the tornado started at 2 am. In the temple there were some destroyed buildings such as the Bale Gong or the place for the traditional instruments and Bale Pewaregan
or the kitchen. Mangku Gede Ketut Wenun, one of the eye witnesses, said that he and eight other people were in the temple during the tornado. He heard big rumble and few
moments later the buildings collapsed. Then, they run for cover. After the strong wind passed, they saw that several buildings were destroyed. While Misnan, a food seller outside the temple, said that he saw the tornado suddenly appear just seconds after the heavy rain stopped. The wind was coming from northeast. The Head of the Dang Khayangan Majapahit Temple, Nyoman Sutarma, said that during the incident, there were some people
in the temple to clean up after the ceremony ﬁnish. The ceremony was held on Sunday, October 30. He was grateful that there were no victims during the tornado. However, he stated that the loss because of the incident was up to 300 million rupiah. “We will discuss the matter with all of the villagers and we need to carry out ceremony to purify the area. In addition to the temple, there were several houses also suffer from damage. (kmb26)
Trial begins for wife of Bali bombing suspect Associated Press
JAKARTA — The wife of the top suspect in the 2002 Bali bombings has gone on trial in the Indonesian capital on charges of immigration violations.
Ruqayyah binti Husein Luceno, a 31-year-old Philippine national, could face up to seven years in prison if found guilty. She and her husband, Umar Patek, were captured in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad
on Jan. 25, ending a decade-long manhunt for one of Southeast Asia’s most wanted terrorist suspects. Patek is accused of making the explosives used in the Bali bombings, which killed 202 people. His
trial date has not been set. A state prosecutor told the East Jakarta District Court on Monday that Luceno had used a false identity card to get an Indonesian passport so she could accompany Patek as they traveled abroad.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Bali News Group of Six Robbers Captured After Dozen Crime Committed Denpasar (Bali Post)-
Six robbers Andika Pragusti, Slamet, Oki, Mayun, Eko and Ganar now had to stay in East Denpasar Police Jail after police captured one of them commiting crime around East Gatot Subroto, Denpasar last Saturday (29/10) moreover he was captured after attacked by mass of people. From temporary investigation, the six robbers admitted to have commited in dozen scenes, in and outside Denpasar with many of them at West Denpasar. â€œPolice are now still developing it,â€? a police source stated last Sunday (30/10). It was explained Andika whoâ€™s origin from Banyuwangi was trying to rob someoneâ€?s
bag then victim screamed out for help causing people around helped out, captured and attacked him. Luckily East Denpasar Police came fast preventing Andika from being killed and brought him to the KHDGTXDUWHUV From the investigation it was found Andika did not only robbed bags, but also robbed to
houses, not only with himself EXWZLWKRWKHUÂżYHWDNLQJWXUQV The other five got captured within hours. Investigators are now still further investigating them by bringing them to their crime scenes. Meanwhile Head of the Police, APC I Gusti 1\RPDQ:LQWDUDFRQÂżUPHGWKH situation and stating the case is being developed. (Kmb21)
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Sellers of Selat Market, .OXQJNXQJ ZDV FRYHUHG E\ worry feelings as water and mud flooded their shops/kiosks on Friday (28/10) early morning as the rain intensity in .OXQJNXQJDWWKLVWLPHLVTXLWH high especially night to morning. Meanwhile unfixed water
drains post road and pedestrians repair by Bali Province Government seemed to be the problem to have caused it. Although it has been reported through Public Works Agency of the regency, when confirmed last Sunday (30/10) the Village Head and the manager of the market, Wayan Su-
The sellers on Selat Market which is located in Klungkung Regency
diarsa, stated there hasnâ€™t been any response from the agency. For that the people and sellers had an intitiative by closing some of the drain then direct the water to the pedestrians in front of the market causing a smaller volume coming in nearby the market yet itâ€™s volume is still overlimit and rain causes those waters coming in the market although not as worse as last Friday. Even so if it is still ignored heavy rain can again flood the market as only cleaning rubbishes from the drain was done so far. Sudiarsa is also dissapointed with the activity FRPPLWWHH 337. IURP WHK Agency as they did not response positively as when the village went there to state their SUREOHP 337. RQO\ ODXJKHG and said their greatful have fixed the road and pedestrian in front of the market. Yet the fact is before they fixed roads and pedestrians, the market was rarely flooded and now itâ€™s worse so the village is asking for compensation from the province as the loss caused by WKHIORRGUHDFKHG,'5PLOlion. (kmb20)
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In one day two sufferers of HIV/ AIDS died at Sanglah Hospital, both male with one coming from Denpasar DQGWKHRWKHUIURP.OXQJNXQJDOVR still in their productive age in their early 30s. Before the two did got treatment due to an infection. Sanglah Hospital Special Treatment Medical Service Section Head, dr. Dayu Miswarihati, stated a while ago HIV sufferers usually got symptoms when about to get to AIDS stage where their guarding cells decrease so easily ill. 7KHLOOQHVVZLWKOLJKWDIIHFWOLNHĂ€X can be a TBC for AIDS sufferrs. It
takes 5-10 years for HIV to get to AIDS for that they died due to illness complication generally TBC with lungs being the most potential virus affected. If known earlier, those guarding cells can be guarded further by Anti 5HWUR9LUDO$59 WKHUDS\VRLWZRQÂśW go down drastically where its CD4 or guarding cells are under 250.000 and below. Dayu stated most patients ZLWKHDUO\$59JLYHQFDQOLYHDQGGR activities normally. In Sanglahâ€™s VCT VXIIHUHUVWKDWKDYHGRQH$59WKHUDS\ for 10 years seemed normal and still healthy. (san)
Grojogan Blimbingsari Became Cowherd Negara (Bali Post) A grojogan (waterfall) at Blimbingsari located at West Bali National Park (TNBB), Melaya, seemed to be worrying as since it was given permit to be developed as a tourist object, the one kilometer in grogojan was never being visited again and used by individuals as a cowherd instead as stated by a number of witnesses last Sunday (30/10). The grojogan was usually being visited for recreation yet by the permit year 2006 it was developed as a touristic place with a number of facilties like gazebos, kids playground and more with also its road tarred. But lately the water coming out is so little and only big rocks can be seen, drainage around seemed dry too. Facilities there are seemed damaged and missing knowing mostly were made from iron. Meanwhile cows are seen around when warning boards clearly stated no cowherd or taking items are allowed except for taking photos. %OLPELQJVDUL+HDG9LOODJH,0DGH-RKQ5RQQ\FRQÂżUPHGWKHVLWXDWLRQ and stated the waterfall did have a lot of water before. For the cows to come in and out is out of control knowing the access is easy through the tar road. â€œWe want to suggest for development again yet the condition is like this, the ZDWHUKDUGO\FRPHVRXWÂ´5RQQ\H[SODLQHG(kmb26)
Cows are being released on the West Bali National Park (TNBB) in Jembrana
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Bali to compete in MICE tourism Denpasarâ€”The discourse on the development of supporting tourism facilities on unproductive land continues to receive support. This time, practitioners or tourism businesspeople in Bali give their support to discourse on the development of tourism supporting facilities on unproductive agricultural land. It is considered to have a positive impact, both socially and economically for the people around the location. â€œThe efforts to improve the tourism facilities in Bali, such as hotels and international conference facilities should utilize the unproductive land for agriculture,â€? said General Manager of Inna Kuta Beach Hotel, Made Mertha, in Kuta, Sunday (Oct 30). According to Mertha, if tourism infrastructure and facilities utilized unproductive or barren land, it would give an economic value and positive impact on the surrounding residents. â€œIf the facilities and infrastructure supporting the tourism industry in Bali built on barren land and can become an object or a new tourist area, they will certainly have positive impact on the local communities. By doing so, local residents can be empowered, both by employing them and reviving their economy,â€? said the man from the Sanur Village, Denpasar. Similar support was also conveyed by General Manager of Hotel Bali Niksoma Kuta, Nyoman Astawa. â€œThe program of Bali Government namely â€˜Green Provinceâ€™ and â€˜Green Tourismâ€™ will be realized if capital owners investing in Bali are willing to use barren land for the construction of tourism facilities and infrastructure. The land previously barren and unproductive will turn green and have a positive impact on the locals,â€? he said. Astawa added, in development, especially related to tourism development, there would be indeed some changes in the environment. â€œHowever, the environmental changes must be addressed positively and we must have orientation to the future of Bali. Investor in this case should not ignore the existing rules, including the local environment,â€? he said. Alluding to the construction of conference hall and international park, namely the Bali International Park (BIP) in Jimbaran as an integrated tourism area, Made Mertha and Nyoman Astawa stated it was a positive measure for the tourism development on Bali Island. â€œTourists who come to Bali will not only enjoy the natural beauty, art and culture, but also watch the other tourist attractions
such as the Bali International Park integrated tourism area,â€? said Mertha. He said, in an effort to increase the tourist visits through the meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition (MICE) tourism, the development of tourism supporting facilities like BIP should be supported by all parties. With the existence of integrated tourism (BIP) area, then Bali or Indonesia would be able to compete against the neighboring countries such as Singapore and Malaysia that had been constantly working to improve their tourism facilities and infrastructure. Previously, a legislator of the Commission IV of Bali House, Wayan Rawan Atmaja, said the development of tourism supporting infrastructure on the island remained open for investors to invest. â€œOpportunity of investors to invest in Bali remains open. But, we expect the investors to comply with the prevailing rules,â€? he said on Thursday (Oct 27). He added the development of tourism supporting facilities should also consider the natural environment. In other words, it should be directed to unproductive lands. â€œProvincial government, regency government and municipality in Bali must have courage to act decisively to investors in determining the area used for tourism supporting facilities. In this regards, it should not use the productive land,â€? said the politician of Golkar Party. Additionally, he expected that local investors should have courage to compete against those from outside Bali. Besides, regional government should also provide easy access to local investors. â€œSo far, there was seemingly discrimination where investors from outside Bali got a respite and easy access for construction. It must be found out a solution so that local investors are attracted to invest,â€? said the man from Bualu Village, Nusa Dua. If local investors could build up in Bali, he said, employment opportunities for local residents will be open more widely. Of course, it would also have an impact on the regionally generated income. â€œIn Bali, there are quite a lot tourism supporting facilities and infrastructures such as hotels and restaurants, but the owners are mostly from outside,â€? he said. He said if local residents would like to look for jobs but they did not have skills such as mastery of English, government should cooperate with relevant agencies to provide courses for free through a human resource development program.
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initiative to clean up the littering rubbish. However, those residents only cleaned up the rubbish piling up in front of their houses or shops. Meanwhile, the rubbish in the midst of road body was let be scattered so the road was not so pleasing to the eye. (ole)
An artist from Buruan, maker of Sea Gamesâ€™ icon Gianyar (Bali Post)â€”
%DOLFKLHĂ€\*LDQ\DULVDUHJLRQSURGXFWLYHO\JLYing birth to artists. One of them is the sculptor currently entrusted to make the icons of Sea Games held in Palembang. He is Dewa Made Wibawa alias Dewa Malen, an artist from Buruan Village, Blahbatuh Subdistrict, Gianyar. The man known as the maker ogoh-ogoh (papier mĂ˘chĂŠ demon) before Nyepi Day is the icon maker of Sea Games, in the form of Muda and Modi. Dewa Malen said on Sunday (Oct 30) that other than the great Muda Modi, his party also made 54 pieces or 27 pairs of medium size with a height of 180 cm x 50 cm. The making process had been carried out since 25 days ago. The statues were ordered by Mr. Elen from Jakarta
on the request of Sea Games Organizing Committee in charge of decorations. The making process was begun by piercing hard foam to form Komodo dragon. He used a knife and other materials such as glue, paper for skin upholstery and white paint for finishing. Special for the gigantic Muda Modi couple was dressed with silk-like cloth in combination with batik. Dewa Malen was reluctant to mention the price while the icon making, namely the young Komodo dragons with the height of 6.40 meters x 1.5 meters and made of hard foam had been prepared to enliven the Sea Games event in Palembang. The large-sized Muda and Modi couple was EHLQJ ÂżWWHG ZLWK VLONOLNH IDEULF RQ ORZHU SDUW while batik on the upper part. To accomplish the icon, he involved 20 workers. (kmb16)
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Rare, deadly October storm hangs on in Northeast Reuters
NEW YORK - One of the darkest Halloweens ever loomed for roughly 2.8 million households left without power on Sunday by a rare October snowstorm in the Northeast that bedeviled transportation and killed at least eight people. J a c k - o ’ - l a n t e r n s p e e ke d through record-breaking snow, the heaviest of which was 31.4 inches measured in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, according to the National Weather Service. Just 45 minutes northwest of New York City, in West Milford, New Jersey, 19 inches of snow fell. “It’s too scary -- the windows are rattling too loud,” a terriﬁed Sophia Band, 6, said, her father recalled, as she jumped into her parents’ bed in Conway, Massachusetts overnight during the crushing storm. The snowy, windy weather that began on Saturday was expected to exit Maine later on Sunday, but not before dumping up to a foot of
snow on northern New England, particularly southern Vermont, the National Weather Service said. Howling winds and heavy, wet snow snapped enormous trees like twigs, downing power lines from West Virginia to Maine. By Sunday evening, there were about 2.8 million households without electricity across the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said the state experienced the largest number of power outages in its history. Maine, Massachusetts and New Jersey all said they did not expect service to return to normal for several days, while in Connecticut and New Hampshire it could be more than a week. In Hartford, Mayor Pedro Segarra said almost 70 percent of the city was in the dark. Most Connecticut cities opened warming centers late Sunday for chilled residents. Throughout Connecticut and New Jersey, scores of public schools closings were announced for Monday.
China invokes Waco siege in denouncing Dalai Lama
Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama listens to a journalist’s question during a news conference in Sao Paulo September 16, 2011. Reuters
BEIJING - Chinese state media denounced the Dalai Lama on Monday for his views on reincarnation, saying that the exiled Buddhist monk was trying to revise history, compounding his crimes as a separatist. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader in September said he or other Tibetan leaders should be the ones to decide on his reincarnation, not Beijing.
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A jeep drives around a downed tree while another sits in a ditch on Union Valley Road, West Milford, New Jersey, October 30, 2011.
“The Dalai Lama not only is attempting to bury long established historical tenets of Tibetan Buddhism with him when he dies, but is adding another criminal charge to his teachings of separatism, which damages Tibet and Buddhism,” the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling
Communist Party, said in a commentary. China contends that it has the ﬁnal say in all reincarnations of living Buddhas, or senior religious ﬁgures in Tibetan Buddhism, and that it has to sign off on the selection of the next Dalai Lama. In 1995, after the Dalai Lama
named a boy in Tibet as the reincarnation of the previous Panchen Lama, the second highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, the Chinese government put that boy under house arrest and installed another in his place. Now 75, the Dalai Lama, a regular target of Chinese denunciations, has said he will not be reborn in China if Tibet is not free. “The Dalai Lama’s goal in denouncing the Chinese government’s right to supervise reincarnation is to preserve his clique’s grasp on the symbol of the next reincarnation and serve his political separatist aims,” the commentary said.
Hamas caught in bind as Gaza violence heats up Associated Press Writer
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A new round of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants has Gaza’s Hamas rulers caught between reluctance to take on Israel and discomfort with reining in fellow Islamists from smaller, more radical groups involved in the ﬁghting. The ﬁghting has killed 10 Palestinians and an Israeli, casting doubts on assessments that the recent prisoner swap between Israel and Hamas might improve relations between the bitter foes. Despite the worst bloodshed in months, both sides indicated they were interested in restoring calm. Hamas, which has ruled Gaza since 2007, has avoided direct involvement in the latest burst of ﬁghting. Hamas lost hundreds of
men in a fierce Israeli offensive against rocket squads three years ago and has largely maintained calm since then. At the same time, the group, which has killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bombings and other attacks, remains committed to armed struggle against Israel. Threatened by even more radical rivals in Gaza, Hamas has not criticized anyone for attacking Israel. “The Palestinian resistance has the full right to defend itself against the Zionist crimes against the Gaza Strip,” Mahmoud Zahar, a top Hamas ofﬁcial, told the group’s website. Most of the violence this weekend has been between Israel and Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed group that is considered even more extreme than Hamas. Israel says it holds Hamas responsible for attacks
from Gaza, and there is little doubt that Hamas’ control — when it wants to exercise it — is strong. In the latest violence, an Israeli airstrike hit a pair of militants in Gaza on Sunday as they prepared to ﬁre a rocket into Israel, the military said. Gaza’s Health Ministry said one man was killed and a second was wounded. Just before nightfall, Gaza militants ﬁred another rocket into southern Israel which landed in an open area and caused no injuries or damage, the army said. In New York, U.N. SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-moon condemned the rocket ﬁre and urged “maximum Israeli restraint.” European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton also called for restraint. “I wholeheartedly condemn the indiscriminate targeting of civilians where ever they are,” she said.
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Palestinians carry the body of Islamic Jihad militant Mortada Hajaj, one of nine militants killed in Israeli airstrikes Saturday, during his funeral in Gaza City, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Aston Internation to open two Favehotels IBP
JAKARTA – Aston International announced that the group will open two more premium select service favehotels this November located on South East Asia’s famous resort islands of Bali and Langkawi. The first of the two faves will be the favehotel Seminyak in Sothern Bali situated in the very heart of Seminyak right on popular Jalan Dhyana Pura which offers a myriad of restaurants and clubs. The hotel will offer 251 modern, functional and stylish guest rooms, several small meeting rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and an eclectic street front coffee shop. The second fave will be the favehotel Cenang Beach - Langkawi just a short stroll from the white sandy shores of Cenang
Beach. The hotel will feature 97 fun, fresh and friendly guest rooms, a coffee shop, a bar and lounge, an outdoor swimming pool, a spa and three meeting rooms. Aston Internationals Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mr. Norbert Vas, said “These two new faves will bring the number of favehotels in operation to ﬁve and compliment the already existing favehotels in Jakarta, Surabaya and Denpasar. The two locations in Langkawi and Seminyak are a perfect match for favehotel which aims to position itself as a youthful and fashionable budget hotel group offering stylish but unpretentious hotels in premium locations.” In addition to the hotels in Bali and Langkawi the Aston Groups is also gearing up to open additional favehotels early
next year in Solo, Balikpapan and Umalas - Bali and is envisioning projects in literally every primary and secondary city in Indonesia, Malaysia and the region beyond. Favehotel is a new select service brand established by Aston International, Indonesia’s largest Hotel Group, aiming to offer inexpensive, fresh, attractive and contemporary select service hotels to smart budget minded travelers. Since its inception in July 2009 favehotels have been in the forefront of the budget hotel sector redeﬁning the industry’s standards for select service hotels through imaginative design, mid market features such as high quality beddings, complimentary high speed internet access and LCD televisions and have a small environmental footprint.
Temple Ceremony Calendar Event for October 11 through October 29, 2011 11 Oct Purnama Kapat Bhatara Tiga Sakti (Padmasana) Penataran Agung Besakih Meru Cakra Lombok Lempuyang Madya Karangasem Penerejon Temple Kintamani Pulaki Temple Buleleng Tirta Emupul Tampak Siring Puseh, Village T, Penataran, Luhuring Akasa, Bhatara Hyang Basukih Cemenggoan Sukawati Tirta Temple Negari Singapadu Puseh-Pr. Desa. Penataran Tangsub Sukawati Penataran Agung Tegalalangm Desa Denjalan Batubulan Puseh Temple Singakerta Ubud Nataran Sanding Tampaksiring Bakung Temple Ceningan Nusa Penida Pasek Getas Kawan Kedewatan Ubud Agung Dukuh Sakti Pangku/Subamia Braban Pasek Gelgel Carik Selemadeg Tabanan Pasek Gelgel Klating Dukuh Kerambitan Pasek Bendesa Mas Gadungan Selemadeng Agung Pasek Temple Tohjiwa Wanasari Selemadeg Pr. Penataran Pasek Kayu Putih Bandem Karangsem Puseh Werdi Agung emoga Bolang Mangondow Sulut Dukuh Segening Wangsiang Karangasem Dalem Kahyangan Arya Gajahpare Sukaluwih Tejakula Buleleng Pasraman Suci Temple Renon Denpasar Penaratan Agung Kertabumi T. M. I. I. Jakarta Timur Puru Luwur Waisnawa, Asah Badung-Sepang Buleleng Ulun Danu Batur Songan Kintamani Agung Surya Bhuwana Skyline JayaPapua Dalem Bengkel Temple Ubung Denpasar Merajan Suci Geriya Penataran Gemeh Denpasar Pejenggali Temple Tegalalang Pasek Bendesa Gadungan Selemadeg Tabanan Panti Pasek Gelgel Meliling Kerambitan Pajenengan Dukuh Ogan Sangkan Gunung Rendang Karangasem Dadia Dukuh Segening Lampung Tengah
Dukuh Sakti Blatung Kuruh Kerambitan Gumang (bukit Juru) Bugbug Karangasem Kawitan Arya Samping Banjar Langon Kapal Pejenengan Pulasari Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem Segara Penimbangan Bakti Segara Buleleng Puseh Yeh Ulakan Suana Nusa Penida Pr. Mentik Ring Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani Pasek Tangkas Kori Agung Kuruh Kerambitan Pr. Penataran Ubud Luhur Giri Kusuma Daun Peken Blahkiuh Abiansemal Pemerajan Agung Jambe Guwang Busungbiu Buleleng Dalem Puri Temple Batuan Sukawati Dalem Temple Kediri Silakarang Singapadu Dalem Temple Sukawati Dalem Temple Singakerta Ubud 19 Oct Buda Keliwon Ugu Dalem Tarukan Temple Peninjoan Tembuku - Bangli Pasek Gelgel Boading Kaba-kaba - Tabanan Pemayun Temple Banyuning Tengah - Buleleng Desa Kayangan Tiga Bubunan Seririt - Buleleng Agung Gunung Raung Taro Kaja Taro - Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Dangka Bungbungan 29 Oct Tumpek Wayang Majapahit Temple Jembrana Odalan Betara ratu Gede Celuk Sukawati Odalan Betara Ratu Wedyadari Camenggaon Sukawati Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Betara Ratu Alit dan Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pedarmaan Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pedarmaan Mengwi Besakih Pedarmaan Kaba-kaba Besakih Pedarmaan dalem Bakas Besakih Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Pegatepan Gelgel Klungkung Merajan Pasek Bendesa Kori Agung Pengatepan Pedarmaan Dinasti dalem sri Aji Kresna Kepakisan Temple Besakih (Dalem Klungkung) Penataran Giri Purwa & Pesraman Kendal Rejo Tegal Delimo Banyuangi Pemrajan Agung Temple Sulang Kec Dawan Klungkung
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.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Mubarak trial postponed to Dec 28 Agence France Presse
The trial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, which was due to resume on Sunday, has been postponed following demands for the appointment of a new judge, the state-run MENA news agency reported. A new hearing has been set for December 28, MENA said. â€œThe Cairo criminal court, chaired by Judge Ahmed Refaat, decided to adjourn the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak, his
sons Alaa and Gamal, businessman Hussein Salem, former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six of his assistants to December 28,â€? MENA said. Lawyers for alleged victims of Mubarak in his murder trial have petitioned the court demanding that judge Refaat be replaced. â€œThe court has lost its jurisdiction by not administering the sessions in a manner conforming with the course of justice,â€? one of the victimsâ€™lawyers,Abdel MoneimAbdel Maqsud, said on September 24.
Drunk, naked driver smashes 12 cars in Moscow Associated Press Writer AP Photo/Erik De Castro, Pool
A newly born baby girl named Danica Camacho, the Philippinesâ€™ symbolic seven billionth baby, as part of the United Nationsâ€™ seven billion global population projection, lies on the chest of her mother Camille in governmentâ€™s Fabella Maternity hospital in Manila on Monday Oct. 31, 2011.
Various â€˜7 billionthâ€™ babies celebrated worldwide Associated Press Writer
MAN LA hilippines â€” he came into the world at two minutes before midnight a tiny wrinkled girl born into a struggling Manila family. n Monday she became a symbol of the worldâ€™s population reaching billion people and all the worries that entails for the planetâ€™s future. Danica May Camacho, born in a crowded public hospital, was welcomed with a chocolate cake marked â€œ7B Philippinesâ€? and a gift certificate for free shoes. There were bursts of photographersâ€™ flashes, and speeches by local officials. The celebrations, though, reflected symbolism more than demography. Amid the millions of births and deaths around the world each day, it is impossible to pinpoint the arrival of the globeâ€™s 7 billionth occupant. But the U.N. chose Monday to mark the day with a string of festivities worldwide, and a series of symbolic 7-billionth babies being born. Danica was the first, arriving at Manilaâ€™s Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital at two minutes before midnight Sunday but doctors say that was close enough to count for a Monday birthday.
â€œShe looks so lovely,â€? the mother, Camille Galura, whispered as she cradled the 2.5-kilo (5.5pound) baby, who was born about a month premature. The baby was the second for Galura and her partner, Florante Camacho, a struggling driver who supports the family on a tiny salary. Dr. Eric Tayag of the Philippinesâ€™ Department of Health said later that the birth came with a warning. â€œSeven billion is a number we should think about deeply,â€? he said. â€œWe should really focus on the question of whether there will be food, clean water, shelter, education and a decent life for every child,â€? he said. â€œIf the answer is â€˜no,â€™ it would be better for people to look at easing this population explosion.â€? In the Philippines, much of the population question revolves
around birth control. The government backs a program that includes artificial birth control. The powerful Roman Catholic church, though, vehemently opposes contraception. Camacho, a Catholic like her husband, said she was aware of the churchâ€™s position but had decided to begin using a birth control device. â€œThe number of homeless children I see on the streets keep multiplying,â€? Camacho said. â€œWhen I see them, Iâ€™m bothered because I eat and maybe they donâ€™t.â€? Demographers say it took until 1804 for the world to reach its first billion people, and a century more until it hit 2 billion in 1 27. The twentieth century, though, saw things begin to cascade: 3 billion in 1 5 4 billion in 1 74 5 billion in 1 87 6 billion in 1 8.
M C â€” Russian police say a drunk and naked driver has wreaked havoc in central Moscow, damaging 12 cars before being caught by police. The city police said they started pursuing the man Sunday after he ignored a road sign banning a turn and refused orders to stop. In the ensuing chase, the motorist nearly hit a school bus, rammed through a police vehicle
and smashed several other cars before being caught. When police got him he was completely naked. Footage broadcast by Russian television stations showed him lying on the pavement and shouting â€œdonâ€™t cover me â€? to RIÂżFHUV ZKR WULHG WR FRYHU KLP with clothes. The man said he came from the ex-Soviet nation of Moldova and was in distress over an unhappy relationship.
7KDLVKRSHâ€ŤŰŒâ€ŹRRGHGIDFWRULHV back up in 3 months Reuters
BAN - Thailand hopes industrial estates swamped in its ZRUVWĂ€RRGVLQKDOIDFHQWXU\FDQEH up and running within three months, the prime minister said on Monday, as the danger of central Bangkok EHLQJ LQXQGDWHG DSSHDUHG ÂżQDOO\ to have passed. Nearly 400 people KDYHEHHQNLOOHGLQPRQWKVRIĂ€RRGV that have disrupted the lives of more than 2 million, economic growth has been set back and global supply chains for Thai-made computer and auto parts thrown into disarray. But inner Bangkok, protected by a network of dikes and sandbag walls, appeared to have escaped the deluge with peak tides on the Chao Phraya river due to pass on Monday, water levels falling upstream and clear weather setting in. While the center of the capital remained dry with business mostly as usual, neighborhoods on the wrong side of the protective ring, especially to the north and west, and provinces to the north, have been swamped by GHHSIHWLGĂ€RZV The government is planning to spend 00 billion baht ($30 billion) RQUHFRQVWUXFWLRQĂ€RRGSUHYHQWLRQ and helping industry, a government
minister said. But in the meantime, anger is rising in hard-hit communities. Tension boiled over into skirmishes with police in some areas as villagers try to pull down Ă€RRG EDUULHUV NHHSLQJ ZDWHU KLJK in their communities but protecting the capital. Saving central Bangkok from disaster would be a major victory for the government of Prime Minister ingluck Shinawatra, a political novice who took over this year after an election that many Thais hoped would heal deep divisions. Bangkokâ€™s 12 million people account for 41 percent of Thailandâ€™s gross domestic product. Another economically vital region is just north of Bangkok, in particular Pathum Thani and Ayutthaya provinces, which have been largely inundated for weeks. Seven industrial estates that have sprung up over the last decade or two on what used to be the central SODLQÂśVULFHÂżHOGVKDYHEHHQRYHUcome by the exceptionally large YROXPHVRIZDWHUĂ€RZLQJGRZQWKH Chao Phraya basin. ingluck said it should take three months to rehabilitate the industrial estates, where some foreign investors have built production hubs.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Jakarta to build another GDPWRDGGUHVVیRRGSUREOHP Antara
JAKARTA - Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo has said the capital city will build another dam to overcome a chronic ﬂood problem in the Pondok Labu area and its surroundings. “We have prepared everything. In the long term, we will construct a dam there. Pondok Labu will definitely no longer
suffer ﬂooding when the dam is completed,” Fauzi Bowo said at Halim Perdana Kusuma Air Force base here on Monday where he
was among a number of government ofﬁcials seeing off President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his entourage on their departure to France. The process to acquire land for the planned dam would begin next year, according to the governor. Before ﬂying to France, President Yudhoyono asked Vice Presi-
*RYHUQPHQWLVVXHVDFWLRQSODQ for gas emission reduction Antara
JAKARTA - The government has issued an action plan for nationwide greenhouse gas emission reduction to achieve the emission reduction target of 41 percent in 2020, an ofﬁcial said. The government regulation serving as the basis for the implementation of the action plan was signed on September 20, 2011, Head of the Public Relations Bureau at the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) Maruhum Batubara said at a discussion here on Friday. Under the government regulation, the central and regional governments including ministries and government institutes were responsible for implementing the action plan, he said. He said the regulation was the government`s effort and resolute to fulﬁll its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent on
its own in 2020 and by 41 percent with the help of international organizations. The action plan covers the agricultural, forestry and peatland, energy and transportation, industrial and waste treatment sectors, he said. The government regulation also required governors to outline their action plan for greenhouse gas emission reduction no later than 12 months after it has been issued. They must later convey their action plan to the Minister of National Development Planning/Head of the National Development Planning Board and the Home Affairs Minister, he said. Meanwhile, ministers and government institute heads were required to convey their action plan to the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs who would later report the implementation of the action plan to the President at least once every year, he said.
dent Boediono and Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo to address the ﬂood problem in the capital city and to prevent the floods from spreading to wider areas like what were happening in Thailand and Myanmar. On Sunday evening (Oct 31), Pondok Labu in south Jakarta was ﬂooded up to a height of two
meters, forcing residents to ﬂee to higher ground. The Indonesian Red Cross helped the local residents in the evacuation process and set up emergency tents to accommodate the ﬂood victims consisting of at least 239 families. Most parts of Indonesia are currently entering the rainy season.
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KUPANG - The number of foreign tourists visiting Komodo National Park has increased since Komodo became a ﬁnalist in the New7Wonders of Nature competition, East Nusatenggara (NTT) Deputy Governor Esthon Foenay said. “Up to August 2011, some 32,354 foreign tourists visited the Komodo national park while the number of domestic tourists who came to the island was 4,145, up from 2,955 in 2010,” the deputy governor said here on Saturday. Foenay had accompanied New7Wonders Foundation President Bernard Weber during a visit to Komodo Island on Thursday (Oct 27) together with former vice president M Jusuf Kalla who now also serves as a komodo ambassador. if Komodo Island is selected as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, the local
community could expect to enjoy great economic beneﬁts as the island would then attract many more foreign tourists as did India`s Taj Mahal after the monumental building was named one of the New7Wonders. In 1977, Komodo National Park was named a biosphere reserve by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientiﬁc and Cultural Organization). And in 1991, UNESCO named the island accommodating around 3,000 komodo dragons, a world heritage. After the voting deadline on November 11, 2011, the New7Wonders Foundation will declare seven of the 28 sites named ﬁnalists in the ongoing New7Wonders competition as world Wonders of Nature. Komodo needs around 30 million votes to make it to the New7Wonders list, he said, urging the Indonesian people to give their votes by typing Komodo on their cellphones and sending the word to 9818.
5,WRXULVPUHDG\WRFRPSHWHLQ$6($1FRPPXQLW\ AS a member of ASEAN, Indonesia, its tourism industry in particular, is ready for the establishment of an ASEAN Community by 2015 when trade, services and manpower will ﬂow freely within the region. “Beginning in 2015, manpower in the tourism sector will ﬂow freely within the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), but we are optimistic that the competitive edge of Indonesia`s human resources in the tourism sector is already strong,” Head of Tourism Resources Development Agency of the Tourism Ministry I Gde Pitana said recently. Indonesia`s human resources in the tourism sector would play a dominant role within the ASEAN region. To support this role, I Gde Pitana`s ofﬁce had been making various efforts, among others, research, development and training. “The research we have conducted is not always scientiﬁc in nature but practical so that it can be applied by industry at the technical and policy levels,” he said. In the ﬁeld of education I Gde Pitana`s ofﬁce had set a target of increasing the number of graduates from higher learning institutes in tourism studies and tourism academies under the tourism ministry. “We are optimistic because several indicators show that the
competitive edge of our human resources in the tourism sector is improving,” he said. He said that in 2009, the World Economic Forum (WEF) placed Indonesia`s tourism human resources in the 40th position among 133 countries in the world. Moreover, Indonesia had for a long time been using a tourism educational curriculum based on the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals (ACCSTP). These standards were being aplied in the whole ASEAN region. About 80 percent of the curriculum`s contents had been proposed by Indonesia which had been applying the principles for a long time.
“This means that graduates from Indonesian tourism schools, particularly higher learning institutes and academies, will be treated on equal footing with those from other countries within ASEAN,” he said. Other indicators that showed the strength of Indonesia`s tourism human resources` competitiveness was the fact that many Indonesian human resources had assumed strategic posts in a number of ASEAN countries like Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. However, the number of human resources from other ASEAN countries working in the strategic sector of Indonesian tourism was still small. I Gde Pitana said his ofﬁce continued to make efforts to increase the competitive edge of human resources of the Indonesian tourism so that in the coming several years Indonesia would become a leader in Southeast Asia. However, the tourism ministry`s overseas orientation has been criticized as being not nationalistic. The Association of Indonesia Tour and Travel Agencies (Asita) complained
that the Indonesian tourism education system only produced graduates designed for work abroad. “The Indonesian tourism education only produces graduates oriented to work overseas,” Asita spokesman for Jakarta, Jongky Adiyasa, said. Jongky Adiyasa regretted that graduates of the Indonesian tourism schools were produced to plan products or packages for overseas destinations. In fact, they are expected to help develop the country`s tourism and design creative products that would promote new destinations that had not yet been developed in the country. “Unluckily, they are better in producing overseas destination packages, for example, JakartaSingapore, Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta-Bangkok packages, not domestic packages,” he said. His side also regretted that many tourism school graduates at home chose to work overseas rather than developing the tourism sector in the country. “This indicates that our tourism
education still lacked nationalism,” Jongky said. This is ironical, as currently the Indonesian tourism sector still badly needs trained workers so that he country will become more competitive, not lagging behind other neighboring nations. Asita hopes that the government through the ministry of tourism would coordinate with tourism higher institutions and tourism academies to work out educational curriculum that takes side with the domestic tourism. Regarding Asita`s claim that the tourism education in the country is lacking nationalism and is oriented to overseas, the ministry of tourism denied it. “It is not true. Our tourism education aims to produce graduates which are able to build the country`s tourism sector,” I Gde Pitana said. He said that although it was universal in nature, the tourism education system at higher educational institutions and tourism academies under his ministry`s auspices, remained to contain local values.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Bali Today Most of Bali hospitals not UHDG\WRKDQGOHELUGâ€ŤŰŒâ€ŹX Antara
Balinese Handicraft. ASEAN is the potential neighboring countries, especially Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, purchasing various kinds of Balinese handicrafts. Yet, on entering the second semester of 2011 the demand has decreased due to sluggish market conditions and declining in number of tourists to those countries.
Global crisis affects demand for Bali handicrafts Bali Post
DEN A AR - A EAN is the potential neighboring countries especially hailand ingapore and Malaysia purchasing various kinds of Balinese handicrafts. et on entering the second semester of 11 the demand has decreased due to sluggish market conditions and declining in number of tourists to those countries. â€œMost business travelers purchase typical handicrafts of Bali for re-sale in their home country. They re-sell them as souvenirs to foreign tourists visiting the country because Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand are increasingly crowded by foreign tourists,â€? said Kadek Wardani, a craft business owner, recently in Denpasar. Various products of Bali were favored by consumers such as bamboo handicrafts in the form of household furniture, rattan craft as well as wooden statute ranging from the Buddha statue to animals, paintings, accessories, fabrics, silver and many others. She acknowledged there was hope ahead of the upcoming Christmas and New ear in the increasing demand for craft products from ASEAN countries as usual.
The handicrafts of Bali were preferred by export market because they had the distinction in terms of design, motive and were not easily found in other regions. The ASEAN countries experiencing declining demand in August 2011, among others, were the Philippines dropping by 63.07 percent from July reaching USD 74,7 7.34 to USD 27,624. Thailand denoting a potential market of Baliâ€™s handicraft was also down 56.65 percent from USD 535,726.44 in July 2011 to USD 232,231.46, and so did Vietnam, falling by 45.0 percent from USD 27 ,775.50 to USD 153,614.66. The export realization of various handicrafts and non-fuel and gas of Bali by country of destination in 2011 issued by Bali Industry and Trade Agency (Disperindag)
indicated that nearly most trade of handicraft products to the export PDUNHW Ă€XFWXDWHG LQ HDUO\ due to global economic conditions. Seventeen export commodities of Bali, one of which various handicrafts made from raw wood, including sculpture and furniture as the mainstay of Baliâ€™s exports reduced in number. Even though there was a quite high increase of foreign exchange earnings during August, the cumulative amount of export experienced a decline in the handicraft products of Bali. A total of nine ASEAN countries purchased the handicraft products of Bali in August 2011 with the value reaching USD 1,042, 06.05. The foreign exchange was down 20.46 percent from July 2011 reaching USD 1,311,0 6.8 . (kmb)
DENPASAR - Most of the hospitals in the resort island of Bali have QRW\HWUHDG\WRKDQGOHWKHUHIHUUDORISDWLHQWVLQIHFWHGZLWKELUGĂ€XYLUXV DORFDOKHDOWKRIÂżFLDOKDVVDLG Bali provincial health department chief dr Nyoman Sutedja said here on 6XQGD\WKDWW\SH%KRVSLWDOFRXOGKDQGOHGELUGĂ€XYLUXVLQIHFWHGSDWLHQWVEXW most of the hospitals in the province were type-C and could not do so. Nyoman said that Bali only had three reference type-b hospitals for bird Ă€XQDPHO\6DQJJDODKRVSLWDOLQ'HQSDVDU7DEDQDQKRVSLWDOLQ7DEDQDQDQG Sanjiwani hospital in Gianyar but the rests were type-C.The biggest hospital in Bali is Sanglah Central Hospital in the downtown of Denpasar. According to him, type-C hospitals in Bali were unable to handle the SDWLHQWVLQIHFWHGZLWKELUGĂ€XYLUXVEHFDXVHWKH\GLGQRWKDYHVRSKLVWLFDWHG infrastructures and facilities nor capable medical experts. Âł7KHVSHFLDOLVWGRFWRUVIRUELUGĂ€XDUHPRVWO\LQWKHFLWLHVDQGRQO\D few are at the hospitals in the regions,â€? Nyoman Sutedja said, adding that the reference hospitals also needed specialist doctors who were able to use VRSKLVWLFDWHGLQVWUXPHQWWRWUHDWWKHELUGĂ€XSDWLHQWV +HSRLQWHGRXWWKDWELUGĂ€XSDWLHQWVXVXDOO\H[SHULHQFHVXIIRFDWLRQDQG WKHUHIRUHWKHQHHGHGVKRUWQHVVRIEUHDWKDQGUHTXLUHGDUWLÂżFLDODUWLÂżFLDO respiration with a variety instruments. â€œSpecial isolation room should also be considered for reference hospitals. So far Singaraja hospital in Buleleng has been expected to be developed into a reference hospital,â€? he said.
Today, the Australian boy will attend trial Denpost
DEN A AR - The law process of Australian boy that being caught possesing marijuana will be held Tuesday (1 11). According to PR of Denpasar District Court Amzer Simanjuntak, the trial will be held today and Amzer will be the only judge that going to take this case. According to Australian boy lawyer Mohammad Rifan, LM was shaken because the media frenzy during which he was jostled as police handed him over to prosecutors in Denpasar. Rifan said the experience, which was repeated again as he later left the SURVHFXWRUÂśVRIÂżFHKDGPDGHWKHER\GHSUHVVHG â€˜â€™The last incident left trauma to the boy,â€™â€™ Rifan said. Meanwhile, police involved in the boyâ€™s arrest say they had no idea he was â€œjust a kidâ€? as they swooped on him outside a supermarket near Kuta Beach. They were surprised to learn they were instead dealing with a high school student when they allegedly caught the teenager with 3.6 grams of marijuana, which he has told police he bought from a street dealer in Kuta. The mug shot of the ear student shows he is about 183cm tall. He is bigger than most boys his age. Had they known he was just 14 years old, the arrest might have played out differently. Within days of his arrest on October 4, the teenager became the focus of intense legal and diplomatic efforts to secure his release. His case also prompted intervention from Jakarta, with senior ministers and the National Police chief becoming involved. Since his arrest, authorities in Indonesia have made numerous allowances for the teenager. He has been held at an immigration detention centre at Jimbaran since October 22, after being moved from a room at police headquarters in Denpasar following intervention from Jakarta, which ensured he avoided a stint at the notorious Kerobokan prison. The trial will not be held in a courtroom as part of efforts to shield the 14year-old from the media, and to make the legal process less intimidating. He will, however, still have to make his way past what is likely to be DODUJHJDWKHULQJRIFDPHUDVWRJHWWRWKHVHFRQGĂ€RRURIÂżFHLQWKHFRXUW administration building where the trial will be held. Prosecutors, lawyers and even the judge will be without their robes and instead wear casual attire during the trial, a step also aimed at making the process less intimidating for the boy.(1 kmb1 )
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Balinese Culture RUJAK (Vegetable & Fruits Salad With Palm Sugar Sauce) OVERVIEW: This popular snack, in intriguing mixture of sweet, sour and spicy hot ﬂavors, is prepared at countless warung throughout Bali.
Roxy’ surfer girl to participated in cash donation over turtle conservation IBP
A - Three of Roxy’s most beautiful and talented women pro surfers will be rocking up to the Roxy store on Jalan Raya Seminyak in Bali on Tuesday (1 11). Before that Sally Fitzgibbons, one of the girls, will be given a tour of the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center. On behalf of uiksilver and Roxy Indonesia she will hand over a cash donation in support of the on-going effort to preserve the endangered sea turtles of Bali and ensure their survival. She will also be helping to release some newly hatched baby turtles back into the sea as part of her tour. 30 of the sales from a special edition turtle design T-shirt are donated to the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Con-
servation Center at period intervals, as uiksilver and Roxy have been supporting the Center now for over two years. “We’re delighted to welcome the Roxy girls to Bali and give our fans the opportunity to meet and talk with the girls in person,” says Holly Monkman, Marketing Executive for South East Asia. “Roxy inspires female youth around the world to dream big and have fun in and out of the ocean, so we look forward to sharing our brands experience with you all next week in Bali. Headlining the trio is non other than 2010 and 2011 ASP Women’s World Tour Number 2 ranked Sally Fitzgibbons from Australia, who has the distinction of being the fastest and
youngest pro surfer (man or women) ever to qualify for the ASP Women’s World Tour, winning the World ualiI\LQJ6HULHVLQKHU¿UVW\HDURXWDQG then going straight into the WCT in 200 . Fitzgibbons hails from New South Wales and is just 20 years old. Joining her will be Kassia Meador from California and Kelia Moniz from Hawaii, both of whom have gained tremendous popularity as two of the best and most stylish women longboarders in the world. Roxy has also invited 30 kids from local schools to come and join in the evening’s festivities, so these lucky youngsters can meet face-toface with real life women pro surfers DQG¿QGRXWZKDWOLIHLVOLNHZKHQ your job is travel all around the world and surf. (kmb1 )
INGREDIENTS: 1 small pineapple, peeled and sliced evenly 1 sour mango, peeled and sliced 1 pamelo or grapefruit, peeled and cut in segments 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and sliced 3 water apples (jambu), quartered (optional) 1 medium sized star fruit, sliced ½ small papaya, peeled, cut in half, seeded and sl sliced in even segments 1 green apple, peeled and sliced 1-cup rujak sauce PREPARATION: Combine all ingredients in salad bowl and mix well. S Serve at room temperature. Helpful hint: although this is served as snack in Bali, you can serve it as part of Balinese meal or buffet. BASE RUJAK: 6 tbsp tamarind pulp 1-cup palm sugar syrup 1tsp dried shrimp paste, roasted 6 bird’s eye chilies, left whole ½ tsp salt ½ cup water PREPARATION: Combine all ingredients in a heavy pan and bring slowly to the boil. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes. When cool, squeeze to extract all the juice from the tamarind and strain through a sieve.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Bedugul Botanical Garden Natural Conservancy Area IBP
For those of you who like to see and know more about plantation, especially the tropical types, you can visit Bedugul Botanical Garden which located in Bedugul, plateau area in Bali. The garden is situated in the cool atmosphere with rain forest and hill surrounds. This botanical garden is opened on 1959 and owns 154.5 ha land located Tabanan regency, northwest part of Bali. It is close to the beautiful lake which is called Beratan Lake and Ulun Danu Temple. It has inhabitants more than 1187 plant types and multifarious of ďŹ‚oras. In this area, there is orchid garden with the collection of 320 orchid types from Bali, Java, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Sulawesi and also Irian Jaya. We can also meet the rose garden with the collection of various rose from rust colored until green chromatic. Bedugul Botanical Garden or Kebun Raya Eka Karya is also completed by 524 birches which are still in its original forest. In this place we can meet the collection from America, South America,
China, Japan, Australia, Africa and also Netherlands. Cyathea Garden is one of the speciďŹ c gardens owning the various collections of Paku-pakuan (tropical vegetable) which can be eaten as vegetable by Balinese and some of them are used for decoration. The tree from this nail Cyatheas are often exploited as growth media of various orchid types. Cactus collections are consisted of 104 types. This cactus is obtained from Africa, America, Germany, Switzerland and also Indonesia. The crop season at botanical garden is taken 94 types plants that are the collection from the exploitation for Balinese life ceremony, temple ceremony, devoting/offering and others purpose. It also owns the collection of drug crop with 84 types/species. Beside of the crop collections, Bedugul Botanical Garden or Kebun Raya Eka Karya also owns the traditional Balinese houses and it function as guest house for scientist who is doing observation. It is also opened for public including tourists and to be one of favorite tourist destinations in Bali especially for domestic tourists.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
BUSINESS Obama to meet 4DQWDVUHVXPHVâ€ŤŰŒâ€ŹLJKWV grounded by labor dispute with Blair, sign economic order Reuters
A N N â€” resident Barack bama will meet with former British rime Minister ony Blair in a private session Monday morning. In the afternoon, Obama will sign an executive order the White House describes as part of his â€œWe Canâ€™t Waitâ€? campaign to help the economy. Saying the country canâ€™t wait for Congress, Obama has begun taking unilateral steps that he says will encourage economic growth. The actions do not require
congressional approval. The stalled Middle East peace process is a likely topic for discussion between Blair and Obama. Blair is the Mideast envoy for international mediators who last week failed in their latest attempt to bring ,VUDHOLDQG3DOHVWLQLDQRIÂżFLDOVEDFN to the bargaining table.
Japan intervenes in currency market to weaken yen Associated Press
â€” The dollar jumped about 5 percent against the yen Monday after Japan intervened to weaken its currency, whose appreciation has threatened the countryâ€™s tentative recovery from the tsunami disaster. The dollar shot above 7 yen in late morning trading in Tokyo after earlier touching a post-World War II low of 75.32 yen a level that was battering Japanâ€™s vital exporters. Finance Minister Jun Azumi said Japan was compelled to act because of the persistent â€œone-sided and speculative movementâ€? in the \HQÂśV H[FKDQJH UDWH FRQÂżUPLQJ he gave orders to sell yen and buy dollars at 10:25 a.m. local time. â€œWhatever the market thinks, I will continue intervening thoroughly until I am satisfied,â€? Azumi said. He declined to say the amount of yen the Japanese government had spent in the action. The Japanese currency has steadily climbed this year because
it has been viewed as a safe haven amid the European debt crisis. Its rise has been another blow to manufacturers as they struggle to recover from the March 11 tsunami, which damaged parts makers in the northern area of Tohoku. 5HFHQWĂ€RRGVLQ7KDLODQGZKHUH many Japanese exporters have set up factories, have also disrupted manufacturing. In mid afternoon trading in Tokyo, the dollar was trading at 7 .41 yen, but it remains to be seen how long an impact the intervention will have. The euro also got a boost, rising to nearly 110.85 yen from 107.15 yen earlier in the day. Japan last intervened in August, but the effect was short-lived as traders continued to bid up the yen. The intervention comes ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Cannes, France, on Thursday and Friday. A strong yen erodes the overseas income of Japanâ€™s exporters such as Nintendo Co. and Toyota Motor Corp.
MELB RNE DNE Australiaâ€™s antas Airways returned to the air on Monday after grounding LWVHQWLUHJOREDOĂ€HHWRYHUWKHZHHNend in a bold tactic to force the government to intervene in the nationâ€™s worst labor dispute in a decade. antas took the drastic step to JURXQGDOOĂ€LJKWVRQ6DWXUGD\GLVrupting 70,000 passengers and spurring the government and its labormarket regulator to seek a quick end to hostilities between the airline and unions. At the governmentâ€™s instigation, Australiaâ€™s labor tribunal ordered 4DQWDVWRUHVXPHĂ€LJKWVDQGEDQQHG trade unions, which have waged a damaging campaign of industrial action, from staging more strikes while negotiations continued. â€œThat was the only way we could bring that to a head,â€? a bleary-eyed antas CEO Alan Joyce told reporters after 36 hours of round-the-clock brinkmanship. Later, after being given the allclear from aviation regulators, antas UHVXPHG Ă€LJKWV IURP 6\GQH\ ZLWK an Airbus A330 bound for Jakarta. Around the country and overseas, DLUSRUW GHSDUWXUH ORXQJHV ÂżOOHG XS with antas passengers keen to resume their journeys after a frustrating weekend of waiting. â€œI understand strikes happen, EXWWRVWRSDOOĂ€LJKWVZLWKRXWWKLQNing about the passengers -- I donâ€™t agree with that,â€? said Mary Keers, a 50-year-old Irishwoman waiting at Singaporeâ€™s Changi Airport to catch DĂ€LJKWWR3HUWK Joyce, dubbed a â€œkamikazeâ€? by one newspaper for effectively staging his own strike against the unions, FDPHXQGHUÂżUHIURP&DQEHUUDDQG also credit rating agencies for the grounding. Moodyâ€™s and Standard Poorâ€™s signaled possible credit downgrades for the airline on Monday, citing the grounding and the risk of brand damage. Both agencies currently rate antas at the lower end of investment grade. But the share market, in contrast, judged antas and Joyce the winners, driving the airlineâ€™s shares up as much as 7.4 percent.The stock closed up 4.3 percent at A$1.61. The tribunal ruling, handed down in the early hours of the morning, gives both sides 21 days to settle the dispute or submit to binding arbitration -- an expedited process likely to favor antas in its battle with unions
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Travelers begin to arrive at the Qantas domestic terminal in anticipation of ďŹ‚ights resuming at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Qantas Airways planes returned to the skies after an Australian court ruled on a bitter labor dispute that had prompted the worldâ€™s 10th-largest airline to ground its entire ďŹ‚eet. to cut costs and base more operations in Asia, a labor-law expert said. â€œI think that will give antas a victory,â€? said Ron McCallum, professor of industrial law at Sydney University. antas says it has lost about A$70 million ($75 million)since September from industrial action in its dispute with three trade unions over pay, working conditions and itsAsian plan. Joyce had described the union campaign as â€œdeath by a thousand cutsâ€? for the 0-year-old airline. Despite antasâ€™s share price rebound, the stock has lost more than a third of its value this year and investors worry about longer-term damage to the brand from the grounding, which disrupted the travel plans of some leaders at the end of a summit of Commonwealth nations in the western city of Perth. Âł,ZLOOQHYHUHYHUHYHQWKLQNRIĂ€\ing antas in the future,â€? said Robert Moore, on the airlineâ€™s Facebook page. In Australia, antas departure lounges were crammed with passenJHUVKRSLQJWRERDUGWKHÂżUVWĂ€LJKWV antas is not expected to be back to full operation until Wednesday. The grounding also stirred media speculation of antas as a potential takeover target, with a Sydney Morning Herald columnist accusing Joyce of driving â€œ antasâ€™s share price into the ground, making it a sitting duck for a takeover.â€? antas was the target of an aborted private-equity bid four years ago and has continued to draw takeover rumors from time to time, despite a 4 percent limit on foreign ownership.
The government welcomed the tribunalâ€™s ruling, saying it had saved the tourism industry and the wider economy from serious harm, but it turned its anger on the antas CEO. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the grounding was an extreme step and criticized Joyce for giving the government only three hours notice before grounding the airline, which FDUULHV DERXW D ÂżIWK RI$XVWUDOLDÂśV international passengers. Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten VDLG-R\FHKDGOLWDÂżUHEHQHDWK4DQtas. â€œIt really shouldnâ€™t have needed WKLV EXVKÂżUH LQGXVWULDO EXVKÂżUH WR take place,â€? he said.The antas dispute has dragged on for months but escalated recently when the airline announced plans to cut 1,000 jobs and order $ billion worth of new aircraft as part of a makeover to salvage its loss-making international business. Union representatives said they would work with antas to resume Ă€LJKWVDVVRRQDVSRVVLEOHEXWVRPH sought to cast Joyce as a reckless manager prepared to risk the airline. â€œThe board should immediately sack their out-of-control CEO,â€? said Captain Richard Woodward, vice president of the Australian and International Pilots Association. antas estimated the weekend JURXQGLQJRIWKHĂ€HHWFRVWLWDERXW A$20 million each day, but it said the previous campaign of rolling stoppages by unions had driven down bookings and threatened its survival. The antas dispute is the latest in a tide of industrial unrest as unions SUHVV IRU D JUHDWHU VKDUH RI SURÂżWV amid tight labor markets and high commodity prices.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
“Killing Season” ahead for Travolta, De Niro Reuters
LOS ANGELES - John Travolta and Robert De Niro are set to star in “Killing Season,” an action movie that “Ghost Rider” writer-director Mark Steven Johnson will direct. According to Nu Image/ Millennium Films, which announced the project on Saturday, the movie is “about an American military veteran (De Niro) who has retreated to a remote cabin in the woods. When a rare visitor, a European tourist (Travolta), appears on the scene, the two men strike up an unlikely friendship. But in fact the visitor is a former Serbian soldier bent on revenge. What follows is a tense, action packed battle across some of America’s most forbidding landscape that proves the old adage: the purest form of war is one-on-one.” Evan Daugherty (“Snow White and the Huntsman”) wrote
the script. Millennium is producing with Corsan Pictures. Travolta had been scheduled to begin shooting the John Gotti biopic “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father” in January. That project has been postponed while the producer, Marc Fiore, secures ﬁnancing. Steve Honig, a spokesman for Fiore, told TheWrap that Fiore is working with the biopic’s actors and still plans to make the movie -- even though production is beginning later than Fiore had hoped. “Principal photography for the Gotti ﬁlm will most probably begin a few months into 2012, so any projects our talent has committed to for January will not interfere with the start of ﬁlming,” Honig said. “We are working with our talent to reschedule the start of principal photography on location in New York and have not had any issues thus far.”
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2011 ﬁle photo, Antonio Banderas arrives at the premiere of “Puss In Boots,” at The Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles.
‘Shrek’ spinoff ‘Puss in %RRWV·WRSVER[RIۋFH Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK — The “Shrek” spinoff “Puss in Boots” landed on all fours, opening with an estimated $34 million to lead the box ofﬁce. The DreamWorks 3-D animated ﬁlm, distributed by Paramount Pictures, proved the popular character voiced by Antonio Banderas was a big enough draw outside the “Shrek” franchise.
Actor John Travolta speaks during a news conference to announce the ﬁlm “Gotti:Three Generations” in New York April 12, 2011.
The PG-rated “Puss in Boots” scored with family audiences on the weekend before Halloween, and also drew a large Hispanic crowd, which made up 35 percent of its audience. Though the box office for the top 12 movies was up 7.8 percent from the corresponding weekend last year, it was still affected by both
the unseasonable winter storm on the East Coast and the appeal of the Game 7 broadcast of baseball’s World Series on Friday night. DreamWorks estimated the storm took off several million from “Puss in Boots.” The new release on the weekend from 20th Century Fox, the Justin Timberlake sci-ﬁ thriller “In Time,”
was down as much as 20 percent Saturday in markets like New York and Philadelphia. But the largest estimated opening didn’t happen in North America. “The Adventures of Tintin,” which is being distributed overseas by Sony Pictures and Paramount Pictures, opened in 19 international markets and hauled in $55.8 million. The performance-capture 3-D animated ﬁlm, directed by Steven Spielberg and adapted from the beloved Belgian comic series, was especially popular in France, where its $21.5 million was the largest opening for a non-sequel Hollywood ﬁlm. The ﬁlm opens in the U.S. on Dec. 21.
Professors’ views on Jackson death create rift Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES — The differing opinions of two professors on how a powerful anesthetic killed Michael Jackson has left jurors with two scenarios to consider about how the King of Pop died, and in the process has also strained the relationship of the two longtime collaborators and friends. Armed with decades of experience, IV bags and syringes, the men showed jurors how a powerful, milky-white anesthetic may have ﬂowed from a bottle into Jackson’s body on the morning of June 25, 2009. Doctors Paul White and Steven Shafer worked alongside each other for years and are credited with helping bring propofol to operating
rooms and making its usage safe. But their different theories on how Jackson died from the drug — whether his personal physician Conrad Murray administered it or the singer injected it himself — have sparked a clash of harsh rhetoric between the two men more familiar with operating rooms and classrooms than the high stakes of a celebrity trial. White and Shafer were colleagues at Stanford University and conducted research on propofol before it was approved for use in U.S. operating rooms in 1989. Both help edit a leading anesthesia journal. Until White’s retirement last year, both were practicing anesthesiologists.
Each man’s search to explain how Jackson died led them to conduct their own research and computer modeling. The tension between them began after Shafer, an affable Columbia University researcher, told jurors on Oct. 20 that he was “disappointed” in White for suggesting earlier that Jackson may have drunk the fatal dose of propofol. Shafer’s dismissive comment that even ﬁrst-year medical students knew that wouldn’t work cut deeply for White, who worked on propofol for six years before it was approved for use in the United States. As Shafer testiﬁed, White occasionally shook his head until being admonished by a judge to stop making any gestures in court.
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2011 ﬁle photo, Anesthesiology expert Dr. Steven Shafer holds an intravenous line as he is cross examined by Ed Chernoff, a defense attorney for Dr. Conrad Murray, background right, during Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
6NHSWLFۋQGVKHQRZDJUHHV global warming is real Associated Press Writer
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View of the four cooling towers of Temelin Nuclear Power Plant behind a grain ﬁeld in the village of Temelin.
Czechs bet on nuclear power for their future The Czech Republic is poised to build on its position as central Europe’s nuclear hub, seeking greater energy security and shrugging off the concerns of environmentalists and other opponents. It is a coolheaded approach, in the wake of the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima plant earlier this year which has prompted Germany, the Czech Republic’s neighbour, to phase out nuclear power by 2022. Italy and Switzerland have also put nuclear power plans on ice. “The development of nuclear power is a fundamental priority,” says Daniel Benes, chief executive and chairman of the Czech power giant CEZ, two-thirds state-controlled. “If we lose nuclear power, we will ﬁnd ourselves at the mercy of Russian gas. There’s no other way. Renewable sources won’t cover our
(energy) needs,” he arguess. As Europe’s second largest power exporter and central Europe’s largest nuclear energy providor, CEZ runs the power plants in Dukovany, in the southeastern Czech Republic, and in Temelin, in the southwest. Its two nuclear plants produce one-third of the country’s total power output but the share is expected
to grow to 50 percent around 2025 with two new reactors at Temelin. By 2060, nuclear power is expected to account for 80 percent of the mix, according to a revamped energy strategy drafted by the Czech industry ministry and due to be submitted to the government by the end of the year. “With the plan foreseeing an 80-percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 and the development of electric cars, it would be difﬁcult not to raise the nuclear part,” said Pavel Vlcek, spokesman for the ministry. The plan has become a real concern for environmentalists, who favour renewable energy sources.
WASHINGTON — A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to ﬁnd out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right: Temperatures really are rising rapidly. The study of the world’s surface temperatures by Richard Muller was partially bankrolled by a foundation connected to global warming deniers. He pursued long-held skeptic theories in analyzing the data. He was spurred to action because of “Climategate,” a British scandal involving hacked emails of scientists. Yet he found that the land is 1.6 degrees warmer than in the 1950s. Those numbers from Muller, who works at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, match those by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA. He said he went even further
back, studying readings from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. His ultimate ﬁnding of a warming world, to be presented at a conference Monday, is no different from what mainstream climate scientists have been saying for decades. What’s different, and why everyone from opinion columnists to “The Daily Show” is paying attention is who is behind the study. One-quarter of the $600,000 to do the research came from the Charles Koch Foundation, whose founder is a major funder of skeptic groups and the tea party. The Koch brothers, Charles and David, run a large privately held company involved in oil and other industries, producing sizable greenhouse gas emissions. Muller’s research team carefully examined two chief criticisms by skeptics. One is that weather stations are unreliable; the other is that cities, which create heat islands, were skewing the temperature analysis.
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In this Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 photo, Richard Muller, left, and his daughter, Elizabeth Muller, right, pose with a map from their study on climate at their home in Berkeley, Calif.
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World leaders Saturday added their weight to a push to eradicate polio, pledging millions of dollars in new funds to bring an end to the crippling and potentially fatal disease.
World leaders Saturday added their weight to a push to eradicate polio, pledging millions of dollars in new funds to bring an end to the crippling and potentially fatal disease. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who is hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, said her country would spend Aus$50 million ($53.5 million) over four years towards the global ﬁght. “While polio remains anywhere in the world it is a threat to anyone,” she told a joint news conference with leaders from Britain, Canada and two of the world’s four polio endem-
ic countries -- Pakistan and Nigeria -- by her side. “We are here today to demonstrate our commitment to ending the ﬁght against polio, that is ending polio for all time.” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his country would commit further investments in polio surveillance and immunisations without giving a ﬁgure, while philanthropist Bill Gates pledged $40 million in new funding. “We’re at a crossroads,” Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said via a video message, adding that recent cases in China highlighted the risk of polio spreading back across the globe. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said he would raise annual
spending on ﬁghting polio from $17 million to $30 million from 2012. Jonathan said while the disease had been reduced by 75 percent in the African nation, it remained present in some states and had started to make a comeback over the past year. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, whose government in January pledged 40 million pounds ($64.5 million) to ﬁght the disease, said the world was in sight of eradicating the disease. “Today for the vast majority of countries polio has been eliminated and the harrowing images of children in iron lungs banished to the past,” he said.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Milan and Barca can wrap up easy group Reuters
BERNE - AC Milan and Barcelona can wrap up their Champions League gr oup with two matches to spare and reduce their much-anticipated meeting next month to a mere friendly if ERWKZLQWKHLUUHVSHFWLYHJDPHVRQ7XHVGD\%HQÂżFD5HDO0DGULGDQG$UVHQDOFDQDOVRSURJress with wins in this weekâ€™s matches while Chelsea will virtually ensure their presence in the last 16 if they take three points. Bayern Munichâ€™s game at home to Napoli on Wednesday, following their 1-1 draw earlier this month, is the pick of the weekâ€™s matches along with Real Madridâ€™s visit to Olympique Lyon the same evening. After a few early surprises, the group stage is again in danger of becoming a mere warm-up exercise for the big teams, contradicting the cliche which says there are no easy games in football. Even Manchester United, who started out with two draws in Group C, could leave themselves with a relatively straightforward task to qualify if they beat Romanian champions Otelul Galati at home on WednesGD\$SDUW IURP %HQÂżFD WKH RQO\ surprise leaders in the eight groups are Cypriots APOEL Nicosia, who host Europa League champions Porto in Group G. Âł:HDUHKDSS\WREHWRSZLWKÂżYH points. Itâ€™s a big thing forAPOELand Cyprus. We are not top of the group through luck but we still know that everything can change with every match,â€? coach Ivan Jovanovic said. One point clear of Zenit St Petersburg and Porto,APOELcould drop to third place if they lose and the Russians beat Shakhtar Donetsk in the groupâ€™s other game on Tuesday. Bundesliga leaders Bayern dropped their first points of the
campaign at Napoli but are still two points clear of the Champions League debutants at the top of Group A, where Manchester City, a further point behind, visit Villarreal who have yet to get off the mark. That group is a stark contrast to Group H where AC Milan and Barcelona have taken seven points each from three games while BATE Borisov and Viktoria Plzen have one apiece. MATHEMATICAL INTRICACIES
Serie A champions Milan visit Belarusian champions BATE, where Barcelona have already recorded a 5-0 win, while Pep Guardiolaâ€™s side visit Viktoria Plzen in Prague. The Czech champions are unable to play at their own stadium as it does not meet competition standards. Further wins for the big two will guarantee their places in the last 16 and reduce their meeting at San Siro on Nov. 23 to one of academic interest. However, due to the mathematical intricacies of the Champions League, neither of the big two will qualify on Tuesday should one of them lose. Group D leaders Real Madrid, the only team with maximum points from their three games, visit old rivals Olympique Lyon needing a
ZLQWRUHQGHUWKHLUÂżQDOWZRJDPHV meaningless. Real have yet to concede a goal and another win for them would also allow four-times European champions Ajax Amsterdam, who like Lyon have four points, to take a big step towards the last 16 by beating Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb, so far without a point. %HQÂżFDWZLFH(XURSHDQFKDPSLRQV DQG ÂżYHWLPHV UXQQHUVXS ZLOO be certain of qualifying from Group C if they repeat this monthâ€™s win over Swiss champions FC Basel at the Stadium of Light. It would also help 0DQFKHVWHU 8QLWHG ZKR KDYH ÂżYH points and could open up a four-point gap over Basel if, as expected, they beat rank outsiders Otelul Galati, who have yet to collect a point. Arsenal, with seven points, are only one clear of Olympique Marseille in Group F but the combination RIUHPDLQLQJÂż[WXUHVPHDQVWKH\ZLOO ÂżQLVKLQWKHWRSWZRLIWKH\ZLQRQ Tuesday. In the same group, Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund, arguably the most disappointing side so far with one point, host Olympiakos. Group E leaders Chelsea visit winless Genk, who they thrashed 5-0 two weeks ago, and another win will send them through if Valencia fail to beat Bayer Leverkusen at home.
Lilleâ€™s forward Eden Hazard of Belgium, center, controls the ball during his Champions League soccer match, Group B, at Lille Metropole Stadium in Villeneuve dâ€™Ascq, Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011.
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AC Milanâ€™s Alessandro Nesta, center, celebrates with his teammates Robinho, of Brazil, left, and Ignazio Abate after he scored during the Serie A soccer match between AS Roma and Milan, in Romeâ€™s Olympic stadium, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.
Hazard to leave Lille at the end of the season In the close season, English Premier League sides Liverpool, Man%HOJLDQPLGÂżHOGHU(GHQ+D]DUG chester United, Arsenal, Manchester triggered the attention of Europeâ€™s City as well as Serie A club Inter top clubs on Monday when he said Milan were reportedly interested in he will leave French champions signing the Belgian. Hazard was also linked with big Lille at the end of the season. The highly-regarded Hazard, who was spending Ligue 1 side Paris St Gervoted Ligue 1 â€˜s best player by his main with French media saying the peers last season, told French sports league leaders were ready to make daily Lâ€™Equipe he was playing his a 50 million euro ($71 million) offer in January, but Hazard ruled out last season in France. â€œI feel ready to make it to the the move. â€œParis is not for now. After next level in a great club,â€? Hazard said. â€œI stayed in Lille this season France, I want to go abroad,â€? he because there were still things I said. Hazard, 20, has scored four had to work on, things to prove. goals and set up as many in 12 Ligue 1 games this season. But now, Iâ€™m ready.â€? Reuters
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Donovan slams â€˜cheapâ€™ Red Bulls after playoff clashes Reuters
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Czech Republicâ€™s Petra Kvitova kisses the trophy after winning the ďŹ nal of the WTA Championships against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.
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ANB L - etra vitova provided further proof that she is the rising force in womenâ€™s tennis by beating ictoria A arenka - -6 6- to win the A Championships on unday. The 21-year-old Czech, who shot to fame by winning Wimbledon this year, produced a display of power and skill to overpower the gritty Azarenka and claim the $1.75 million jackpot after remaining undefeated at the year-ending event featuring the worldâ€™s top eight players. 9LFWRU\ DOVR FRQÂżUPHG .YLWRYD at a career-high second in the WTA rankings after ending 2010 in 34th spot and she will enter the new year with No.1 Caroline Wozniacki in KHU VLJKWV /HIWKDQGHG .YLWRYDÂśV IUHHĂ€RZLQJ JDPH WRRN KHU LQWR D 5-0 lead in the opening set inside the Sinan Erdem Dome but she lost the QH[WÂżYHJDPHVDVWKHHUURUVEHJDQ to stack up. 6KHÂżQDOO\HGJHGWKHRSHQLQJVHW RQ D ÂżIWK VHW SRLQW EXW$]DUHQND who could also have taken the number two ranking with victory, refused to be cowed by her oppoQHQWÂśV VXSHULRU ÂżUHSRZHU DQG NHSW her nose front to win the second set. Belarusian Azarenka had three break points at the start of the third set but could not convert any of them and it was to prove a pivotal moment as .YLWRYDUHJDLQHGFRQWUROWRWDNHWKH title on her debut at the showpiece
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
India can be one of the great F1 venues Reuters NEW DELHI - Formula One and India have the makings of a long and happy relationship after an inaugural grand prix that exceeded expectations. Some of the facilities were far from ﬁnished, trafﬁc snarls made access difﬁcult for many on race day and there were constant reminders away from the circuit of the glaring social inequalities in the world’s second most populous nation.
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A grid girl holds the Indian ﬂag during the grid formation of the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from New Delhi, India Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.
And yet the reaction from the Formula One community and local ofﬁcials alike was overwhelmingly positive, a feeling that India was sure to become a favourite ﬁxture once the teething problems were resolved. The drivers loved the Buddh International Circuit, with its ﬂowing terrain and long straights, and the fans made their passion evident. “There’s pretty good advertising for this place and I think the word is going to get out,” said McLaren’s Jenson Button, second in Sunday’s race behind Red Bull’s double world champion Sebastian Vettel. “Even though it was the ﬁrst race it was a pretty good crowd here. And the Indian people seem to love motor racing,” he added. “I think it will turn out to be one of the great events on the Formula One calendar.” Organisers said 95,000 attended the race, on the outskirts of New Delhi, and Monday’s newspapers delighted in declaring India the winner. Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who had expressed
Ferrari to investigate Massa’s front wing FERRARI is keen to ﬁnd answers as to why Felipe Massa’s front wing experienced excessive ﬂexing over the Indian Grand Prix weekend. With the Maranello-based outﬁt experimenting with wing concepts for its 2012 design, eyebrows were raised when the front wing on Massa’s car started ﬂapping at the end of the long straight during practice at the Buddh circuit. With a similar phenomenon experienced in the race, Massa had to have the nose changed during a pitstop, reverting to an older design, to avoid any potential
problems. Speaking about the wing situation, Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said: “It was pretty clear that we had a little bit of strange behaviour of that speciﬁc wing in certain conditions. It was not every time, but it was pretty clear as you have seen it. “For sure what we need to bring home is good data to understand what the problem is, or I would say not a problem - but a strange behaviour of that wing – because it was that speciﬁc wing.” Domenicali is adamant that the wing
design used by Massa was identical in all respects to the one run by Fernando Alonso over the weekend - despite suspicions there may be differences in its structure, replying “absolutely, absolutely” when asked if the wings were the same. He added that the team elected to change the wing at the pitstop because Massa was already coming in with a puncture. “We were worried about also having other problems, so the most obvious thing was also to change the nose,” Domenicali said.
Ferrari driver Felipe Massa of Brazil steers his car during the qualifying for Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from New Delhi, India Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.
Jenson Button Hoshiko, Pool
some concern before arriving in the country about whether the circuit would be ready, was impressed. “F1 is as popular in India as cricket in France but things will improve drastically in the years to come,” declared the 81-year-old, who normally leaves once the race has started but this time stayed on to watch the action. “I’m very, very happy with it, and everybody else is as well. We’ve nothing to complain about,” he told reporters afterwards. “There are bits and pieces they can do, but this is a prototype, so I’m sure they’ll get down and have a good look at everything.”
Published on Oct 31, 2011