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Alicia Keys’ nonprofit to honor Oprah Winfrey Associated Press

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey is getting a tribute from Alicia Keys. Keys announced Tuesday that her organization, Keep a Child Alive, will honor Winfrey at its Black Ball event on Nov. 1. Key says in a statement that the media mogul is “a personal inspiration to me because her philanthropic work truly comes from the heart.”

Winfrey’s humanitarian efforts include building schools in South Africa. Keep a Child Alive was founded in 2003. It assists those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Keys says this year’s Black Ball will pay “special tribute to the empowerment of women — the heartbeat, soul, and backbone of the AIDS movement.” The ninth annual event will take

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place at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Past honorees include former President Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson and Bono.

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Maradona sacked as Al Wasl coach

Australia to seek direct currency trading with China

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This May 17, 2011 file photo shows singer Alicia Keys, left, and Oprah Winfrey during a taping of “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,” in Chicago. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, file

Guitarist Slash honored with Hollywood star Guns N’ Roses guitar legend Slash was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday -- with fellow former hell-raiser Charlie Sheen joining those paying tribute.

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The British-American musician said the award was particularly fitting because he went to school nearby, and spent his formative years on Hollywood Boulevard dreaming of becoming a rock star like Led Zeppelin. “This is a really special acknowledgement... it’s the coolest thing you could ever get,” he said as hundreds of fans gathered for the ceremony outside Hard Rock Cafe, just along from the world-famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. “I’m such a part of this scenery. I went to school here, and started playing guitar here, literally 100 yards down the street... I got a very technicolor education up here,” added the guitarist, who was born in London. Sheen, who has had his own battles with drugs and alcohol over the years, joked that the first time he met the guitarist, “I was so excited I called him ‘Smash.’” “It’s quite fitting that Slash is getting a star on the very street that Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on,” he added, referring to Slash’s long-time rivalry with his former bandmate. “This man here, through his music and through his person, through his compassion, has changed the way that I look at the world forever. That can only happen through true artistry.” Following the ceremony, the 46-year-old musician -- real name Saul Hudson, born to a British father and an African-American mother -- posed for photos with his wife Perla Ferrar and their two sons. After quitting Guns N’ Roses in the mid-1990s, the guitarist had success with other bands, including Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet Revolver, before embarking on a solo career. While a typical rock wildman in his early heyday, Slash has been clean and sober for several years, and has even reportedly stopped smoking. But Sheen recalled their hell-raising years together, joking that Slash’s Hollywood star “is going to be stepped on more than the coke we did in the 80s.”

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To boost the cruise ship and tourist visits to Bali, Benoa Harbor is being prepared to become a turnaround port scheduled to start later this year. General Manager of Pelindo III Benoa, Iwan Sabatini, said the development was estimated to cost IDR 2 billion and expected to give multiplier effect to Bali tourism.

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Benoa Harbor prepared to be a turnaround port Bali Post

DENPASAR - To boost the cruise ship and tourist visits to Bali, Benoa Harbor is being prepared to become a turnaround port scheduled to start later this year. General Manager of Pelindo III Benoa, Iwan Sabatini, said the development was estimated to cost IDR 2 billion and expected to give multiplier effect to Bali tourism. Iwan Sabatini stated that Benoa Harbor had been dropped in by cruise ships, but it was not optimal because only used as a transit point. In the future development, the government targeted the Benoa Harbor could become a turnaround port for cruise ships visiting Indonesia like the harbor in Singapore or Australia. As a turnaround port, there would be passenger turnover in the harbor. So far, the Benoa Harbor just served as transit point so that it could not attract many tourists and cruise ships. “In accordance with the market demand and direction of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Benoa Harbor should be ready to be-

come a turnaround port. So far, it only serves as a destination port where there was no passenger turnover. But when having become a turnaround port there will be passenger turnover pursuant to the market or cruise demand,” he said. Iwan added that to become a turnaround port, a lot of things should be prepared ranging from the office of immigration, customs, quarantine, X-ray scanner and other things related to the arrival of foreigners. Such preparation was estimated to cost an investment of IDR 2 billion. Estimated, in December 2012 the Benoa Harbor could be a turnaround port. Continued on page 6

Bali preservation “Master Plan”

No implementation on agriculture-tourism synergy

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DENPASAR - Bali’s tourism keep on developing yet in the other side agriculture sector that supports tourism sector keep on disadvantaged due to being ignored by the government what’s more even sacrificing agriculture. “There should be a master plan in developing Bali so it can be planned that tourism development synergized with agriculture

and not killing each other,” tourism expert and worker, Bagus Sudibya, stated last Tuesday (10/7). This Vice Head of Association of Travel Agency (Asita) stated that the culture tourism that has been brought up by Bali yet instead it became a jargon as its implementation is zero. Sudibya stated culture tourism is actually tourism based on agriculture because we are based on that culture. Continued on page 6


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Rice mill ventures raise the rice price Bali Post

DENPASAR - A number of rice mill ventures in Jembrana recently admitted to have difficulty in obtaining raw materials of grain. The grain production at the farmer level had fallen sharply in Jembrana in recent times, so that it had an impact on the rice production of the rice mills. The decline in grain production was caused by long drought, so that no longer massive harvest occurred. Many rice mill owners revealed on Tuesday (Jul 10) that their rice production diminished significantly where they could usually operate two units of milling machines in a day, but these days only one machine. Ketut Sukadana, one of the rice mill owners, admitted the difficulty to obtain grains as many farmlands in Jembrana faced a drought. Such condition highly affected the grain production. He said the most grains obtained did not fully contain. Within the past three months, the decline in grain production averagely reached 15 percent. In his rice mill, the decline reached about 40 tons per day. “As usual, my mill is capable of producing up to 60 tons per day, now it only reaches 20 tons,” he explained. In normal condition without decline in the grain

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production, the rice mill was capable of producing 30-40 tons of rice per day. However, due to decline in raw materials, it only produced 15 tons per day. Of the two units of milling machine available, only one was operated. Moreover, it was only operated for half a day because of limited stock of grains. Reduction in the rice production practically caused the price hike of rice at the level of milling factory. According to Sukadana, since early this July, the price of rice rose around 25 percent. “Aside from the decline in grain production, the drought also caused the grain coming to the milling factory to have inferior quality. A lot of grains are vacant so they automatically have an impact on the price of rice,” he said. (kmb26)

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A number of rice mill ventures in Jembrana recently admitted to have difficulty in obtaining raw materials of grain.

Farmers at Subak Gelgel scream Bali Post

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He has many experiences in key position of management for resorts and hotels in Asia Pasific region. His last position was General Manager for Phant Tiet Beach Resort, Vietnam. Mr. Kristian Kuntadi, Managing Director of PHM Hospitality said: “We are pleased to have Mr. Stephen Jennings on board. We are confident that with his rich knowledge and experiences at Operations and Sales, he will surely maximize the team dynamic and share his experiences to improve performance of THE HAVEN Seminyak to be most preferred resort hotel in Bali.” Apart from that, with the prospect of PHM Hospitality and its development in Indonesia, and in addition to more projects to come as well as the success story of the two brands managed by PHM Hospitality, THE HAVEN and THE 1O1 and its properties in Seminyak and Legian, Bali; proudly announced that soon we will reveal our

third brand, THE BnB, the new evolution of ‘Urban Budget Hotels’ and first property will be in Jakarta, added Mr. Kuntadi. THE HAVEN Seminyak, a Four-Star Deluxe Resort, is a pioneering lifestyle accommodation in Bali offering a distinctive resort with 3 in 1 concept of hotel, suite, and villa consist of 96 hotel rooms, 60 suite rooms, as well as 7 units of pool villas. THE HAVEN Seminyak is in walking distance of Bali’s hippest night, boutiques, restaurants, and the island’s famous beach, Double Six. THE HAVEN Seminyak reveals a promise of real serenity ambience for all business and leisure travelers without losing its characteristic lifestyle. The residence architecture is shaped in particular by Asian contemporary design and décor to create a far away home feeling, offering a real holiday experience while enjoying the Naturally Elegant services and the uniqueness of its character destination.

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Mr. Kristian Kuntadi, Managing Director of PHM Hospitality (left) is welcoming Mr. Stephen Jennings.

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Rice plants attacked by tungro

Farmers at Subak Gelgel, Klungkung, set to scream because tens of hectares of their farmland were at risk of crop failure.

SEMINYAK - PHM Hospitality is proud to announce and welcome Mr. Stephen Jennings as new General Manager for THE HAVEN Seminyak. Mr. Jennings who holds Australian nationality brings with him over twenty years of experiences in Hospitality and Catering industry with a strong background in Sales and Marketing, Room Division, as well as Food and Beverages.

SEMARAPURA - Farmers at Subak Gelgel, Klungkung, set to scream because tens of hectares of their farmland were at risk of crop failure. It happened because the tungro attack was getting more ferocious. The leaves of a number of newly planted rice had been turning yellow. As observation in the field on Tuesday (Jul 10), the worst condition was seen along the road of Minggir village leading to Jumpai. A number of farmlands planted with rice on the roadside looked to turn yellow whereas they were just 21 days old. The paddy plant did not grow normally. Their leaves had yellowed. Even, several leaves had been falling. One of the farmers at Subak Gelgel,

Klungkung, Nyoman Mudia, when met at location, said that the yellowing rice plants were caused by tungro attack. It was getting more ferocious and difficult to address whereas farmers had sprayed the plants with pesticides. He also denied if the yellowing condition happened due to lack of water. Even, according to Mudia, his subak territory never lacked of water. “It was not caused by lack of water. But, it was triggered by insect attack, including Xoo,” he said. On seeing the condition of yellowing rice, Mudia from Tangkas village estimated the harvest yields would not be normal. It happened because the condition of rice planted by farmers had been damaged as attacked by tungro. Against this problem, he

just hoped the relevant government agency could come down to check it so the attack would not be widespread in the territory of Subak Gelgel. The Head of Klungkung Agriculture, Plantation and Forestry Agency, Wayan Muliartha, when asked for his confirmation related to the rice condition at Subak Gelgel claimed to have not received any report. However, to ensure the information he claimed to promptly go down to the field to check it. The insect attack to paddy plants of farmers might happen as the result of chemical substance or lack of one of the chemical substances. “Yes, we’ll check it first tomorrow to the field because so far there has been no report to us,” said Muliartha. (kmb)

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30 Jun Tumpek Landep. Pura Pasek Gelgel Pedungan Denpasar Selatan. Pura Agung Pasek Tangun Titi kaler Tabanan Pura Agung Pasek Silamadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Kediri Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuning Barat Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling Sengguan Singapadu. Pura Kawitan Arya Wang Bang Pinatih Peguyangan Singaraja Pura Bhujangga Weisnawa Tegalcangkring Jembrana. Pura taman Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Penataran Pande Dalem Batur Jati Banjar Pandean Mengwi Pura Dalem Pingit Br, Taro Kaje Tegalalang Pura dadia Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Selat Sukasada Buleleng Pura Batur Arya Warih Kepaon Cengolo Sudimara Tabanan Pura Ida ratu Pande Besakih Mr. Pasek Toh Jiwa Tangungtiti Pura Penataran Pande Kusamba Klungkung Pura Penataran Agung Pinatih Desa Tulikup Gianyar. 1 Jul Redite Umanis Ukir Sangah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar. 3 Jul Purnama Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Gunung Kuripan Lombok. Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati Pura Amrta Jati Kompleks ALRI Pangkalan Jati Cinere Jakarta Selatan Pura Jagatnatha Kota Singaraja Pura Dang Hyang Tulus Dewa Desa Apuan-Susut-Bangli Pura Jagatdhita Selong-Lombok Timur Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Gobleg-Banjar Buleleng Pura Puseh Batur Kintamani Pr. Asah (Alas Harum) Dusun Batur Kintamani Pura Dalem Kedewatan Celuk-Sukawati Pura Agung Mandara Giri Gunung Semeru-Lumajang Jawa Timur Pura Pengubengan Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah-Batur Kintamani Mr. Agung Puser Jagat Meranting Batu Kanding-Nusa Penida Pura Nuansa Udayana, Kori Nuansa Jimbaran Pura Tianyar Pikat, Dawan Klungkung 4 Jul Buda Wage Ukir Pura Pasar Agung Besakih

Pura Pasek Bendesa Pasar Badung Legian Kuta Pura Gede Gunung Agung Dukuh Munggu Badung Hyang Agung Pura Ibuwanasari Tegal Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Perancak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Selat Kerobokan Badung. Pura Kekeran Langit Sading Mengwi 10 Jul Anggar Kasih Kulantir Pura Penataran Tangkas Sukawati Pura Dalem Lagan Bebalang Bangli Pura Puseh Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Penulisan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Gaduh Sanding Pura Dalem Gandamayu Klungkung Pura Sanghyang Tegal Banjar Taro Kaja Tegalalang 11 Jul Buda Umanis Kulantir. Pura Pasek Tangkas kaler Tabanan. Pura Gaduh Benoh Ubung Denpasar 15 Jul Redite Keliwon Tolu. Pura Dalem Alas Harum Banjar Tegal Kepuh 16 Jul Soma Umanis Tolu Pura Puseh/Balai Agung Ubung Kupang Penebel Tabanan Pura Kawitan Sakula Gotra, Pasung Grigih Pura Bhujangga Rsi-Tambak Bayuh Pura Paibon Tangkas Kori Agung Banjar Ceningan Kangin Pura Batu Madeg Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Penatih Banjar Saba Penatih. 18 Jul Buda Pon Tolu Pura Catur, Buwana Sanding Tampaksiring 19 Jul Wraspati Wage Tolu Pura Peninjoan Besakih. 25 Jul Buda Keliwon Gumbreg Pura Pasek Gelgel Kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Desa Guwang Sukawati Merajan Pasek Ketewel Ketewel Merajan Pangeran Tangkas Kuro Agung Jeroan Sading Pura Dalem Setra Batu Nunggul Swana Nusa Penida

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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New VuittonKusama collection is a frenzy of dots Associated Press

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These sketches obtained July 10, 2012 courtesy of Ralph Lauren shows Ralph Lauren Closing Ceremony Parade Uniforms and Village Wear for the upcoming London 2012 US Olympic and Paralympic teams.

Berets top off Ralph Lauren uniforms for US team

NEW YORK — French fashion house Louis Vuitton is again putting a bit of Japanese culture on the arms of its customers. The brand, best known for leather goods, was to formally unveil Tuesday a new collection created in collaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs. The theme is bold, graphic polka dots — a signature of the artist — offered in a frenzied series of sizes and colors. Jacobs and Kusama started with inspiration of “obsession and seriality,” according to a company statement. The dots cover shoes, handbags, shirts, skirts and sunglasses, among other items. Jacobs met Kusama in 2006. He is an avid art collector and was a fan of Kusama’s sculptures and paintings. “The obsessive character and the innocence of her artwork touch me,” Jacobs said. In honor of the new products, Louis Vuitton created a splashy display for the brand’s flagship Manhattan store on Fifth Avenue that pays homage to three Kusama motifs: “Beginning of the Universe,” ‘’Eternal Blooming Flowers in My Mind” and “Self-Obliteration.” The building facade is wrapped in a pattern of dots. The timing of the product launch and building installation coincides with the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new exhibition of Kusama’s work.

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The US Olympic team will step out with Gallic-like berets at the opening of the London games, as part of their crisp uniforms designed by Ralph Lauren. Women’s soccer player Heather Mitts and men’s fencing competitor Time Morehouse modeled the looks on NBC television’s “Today” program on Tuesday ahead of the July 27 start of the world’s biggest sporting event. Lauren, the official outfitter of the US Olympic and Paralympic teams, is giving the entire team blue blazers -- double-breasted for the men -- with the official team patch and the designer’s

signature pony motif. They’ll be matched with cream skirts and trousers, and topped with navy berets accented with red and white stripes. “It’s a privilege to play a part in the London games and the celebrate the achievements of these premier athletes as they represent our nation on the world’s biggest stage,” said David Lauren, Ralph Lauren’s executive vice president for marketing and the designer’s

A turquoise ring once belonging to British classics author Jane Austen sold at auction for 152,450 pounds ($236,557) this week, more than five times its pre-sale estimate, Sotheby’s said on Tuesday. The gold ring, featuring an oval turquoise gemstone, generated a battle between eight bidders and was eventually bought by an anonymous private collector over the phone, the auction house said. “Jane Austen’s simple and modest ring is a wonderfully intimate and evocative posses-

sion. The price achieved today and the huge level of interest it has generated, is a remarkable testament to the author’s enduring appeal and her place at the heart of our literary and cultural heritage,” Dr. Gabriel Heaton, Sotheby’s manuscripts specialist, said in a statement. Austen is one of Britain’s most famous authors of the 19th century who captured the nuances of English gentry in novels such as “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility,” which have become classics in English literature. Last year, the earliest surviv-

ing Austen manuscript, a handwritten draft of a book that was never published, sold for $1.6 million at a Sotheby’s auction. Other items in the auctioneer’s English literature, history, children’s books and illustrations sale included early editions of works by William Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte and Geoffrey Chaucer, water colors by Beatrix Potter and letters from Jonathan Swift. The auction generated more than 1.5 million pounds ($2.4 million), with many of the items selling above their pre-sale estimates, Sotheby’s said.

Bali toll road project to be completed in 2013

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son, in a statement. Lauren has previously introduced its outfits for the closing ceremony and for day-to-day wear by the US team in the Olympic Village, inspired by the sartorial flavor of 1948 when the British capital last hosted the games. He also designed the US team outfits for the Beijing summer games in 2008 and the Vancouver winter games in 2010.

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NUSA DUA - PT Jasa Marga Bali Tol (JBT) construction of the 8.5 kilometer Nusa DuaNgurah Ray-Benoa toll road project will be completed as scheduled in 2013.

Jane Austen ring brings $236,000 at auction Reuters

PT Jasa Marga Bali Tol (JBT) construction of the 8.5 kilometer Nusa DuaNgurah Ray-Benoa toll road project will be completed as scheduled in 2013.

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Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama waves in front of the windows of Vuitton’s flagship store for the unveiling of a new collaborative collection by Vuitton and creative designer Marc Jacobs in New York, Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

“Construction of the project started in March 2012 and it is to be completed in April 2013,” JBT President Director Akhmad Tito Karim said. Bad weather hampered shipment of building materials from Java across the Bali strait , but Akhmad said he is confident that the project would be completed as scheduled. Not all of the building materials needed for the projects have to be brought in from Java, he said, adding some of the materials are available in Bali. Sea transport has been hampered almost in all parts of the country with swelling sea waves and strong winds that have claimed a number of lives. JBT which has been named to build the project is a consortium of a number of state ccompanies such as highway corporation PT Jasa Marga, airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I and seaport operator Pelindo III.

Denpasar needs more dump trucks

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DENPASAR - The Denpasar provincial government needs more dump trucks for its sanitary department to efficiently dispose of the city’s trash. “We actually need 90 trucks for optimal cleaning, but the fact is we only have 35 vehicles that can be used feasibly,” Denpasar Park and Sanitary Department officer

Dewa Anom Sayoga said. He stated that Kota Denpasar produced about 2,700 cubic metres of waste per day on average, so the cleaning staff were overworked because of the limited number of dump trucks. “We determined the number [of trucks required] based on the volume of waste in the landfills at Suwung, Denpasar. Every

day, the drivers have to go back and forth four times because of the limited number of trucks,” Dewa explained. He noted that 12 out of the 35 trucks were provided by the Bali government. “The local government plans to add 10 more dump trucks, which will be bought by using the regional budget of Kota Denpasar,” Dewa said.

Indonesia to announce itself knowledge hubs

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DENPASAR - Indonesia will become a world scientific center that could share its experience in development with the developing South-South countries, a minister said. “Indonesia will announce and declare itself a Knowledge Hubs and would share its experience with other developing countries,” Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the state minister for national development planning. Armida told delegates in the South-South

meeting here on Tuesday that Indonesia could share its experience in sectors of development, democracy, government administration, peace development and macro economy and financial management. She said Indonesia is considered successful in economic development, elimination of poverty through the program of community empowerment. The country also succeeded in mitigating and overcoming disasters, maintaining strong

food resilience and in development of human resources, she added. She said Indonesia has grown in status into a middle income emerging country. “The country is no longer only as recipient of aid from donor countries but itself has become a donor in the three sectors,” she said. The conference opened earlier today by Vice President Boediono is attended by 300 delegates from 46 countries that will discuss development of the world scientific centers.


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Edward Norman Myatt (R) of Australia attends his trial at a court in Denpasar on Bali island on July 11, 2012. Indonesian prosecutors have recommended a 15-year prison sentence for Myatt, who was arrested last February with 1.1 kg of hashish and seven grams of methamphetamine after allegedly attempting to smuggle them into the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

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DENPASAR - The case of tank ship owned by PT Sembilan Pilar (SP) Company that carried 84 tons of solar by KRI Weling 822 still going on. The investigation is now also being helped by Denpasar Police to look up the status of the ship as it was still as evidence to a similar case last February 2012 by Indonesia Police as confirmed by Head of Police, GPC Sunartha, last Tuesday (10/7). “The evidence is now placed at Denpasar Police as its incident happened in this region,” Sunartha stated. It was stated it seemed impossible to bring the evidence to Jakarta and so in here it is supervised while the case is being handled by Indonesia Police. When asked how did the evidence got used again, Sunartha stated did not know. “I will coordinate with our Criminal Research who has in contact with Indonesia Police Criminal Research on that. If there is any development, I will announce it,” Sunartha told reporters. (kmb21)

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DENPASAR - Regional Military Commando Commander (Kodam) IX/Udayana at last for the first time given to a Balinese named Indonesian Army General Major Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, replacing General Major Leonard, starting last Tuesday (10/7). Accompanied by his wife, he was welcomed by beleganjur gamelan and Hanoman dance which is also attended by officers of the military. to all the people to keep Bali safe, receiving suggestions from anyone in guarding Indonesia and Kodam Udayana’s responsible areas. “I’m asking all the people here to build and keep Bali safe which so it will produce much better generals in the future,” Tenaya stated. (kmb21)

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Regional Military Commando Commander (Kodam) IX/Udayana at last for the first time given to a Balinese named Indonesian Army General Major Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, replacing General Major Leonard, starting last Tuesday (10/7).

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Japan protests Chinese ships’ entry into waters near disputed isles

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TOKYO - Japan lodged a protest with China on Wednesday against the entry of Chinese patrol ships into waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, an issue that has long been a cause of friction between Asia’s two biggest economies. Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said three Chinese fishery patrol ships entered waters near the uninhabited islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. The islands, claimed Beijing and Tokyo as well as Taipei, are located near rich fishing grounds and potentially huge oil and gas

reserves. Japan said last week it was considering a plan to buy the islands from private landowners instead of letting the nationalist governor of Tokyo go ahead with a similar plan, a move diplomatic experts said may have been intended to dampen tensions but which risked backfiring and sending Sino-Japanese ties

into a deep chill. “It is clear that the Senkaku islands are inherently Japanese territory from a historical point of view and in terms of international law and that they are under the effective control of Japan,” Fujimura told a news conference. The three Chinese ships later left the waters but two of them were still sailing in the contiguous zone as of 10:30 a.m. (0130 GMT), with Japanese patrol ships keeping close watch, he said. China’s official Xinhua news agency said the patrol vessels had entered the waters “to carry out a

fishery protection mission in our exclusive economic zone” and repeated that the islands and surrounding waters have been Chinese territory since ancient times. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, a conservative who has shifted Japan’s diplomacy back toward a focus on U.S. security ties after his ruling Democratic Party’s brief flirtation with a more Asiacentered stance, said on Saturday that the central government was considering buying the isles. His comments came months after outspoken Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara first floated his

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First time, Military Commander IX/Udayana a Balinese

Tenaya stated he is very thankful to be able to work in his origin after 31 working as an on land army at Special Commando Troops (Kopassus). For that he is willing to keep the security stability of Kodam Udayana’s responsibility covering Bali, West and East Nusa Tenggara. He stated he is opened

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Baby giant panda born in Tokyo zoo dies

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Captured carried 84 tons of Solar, ship status questioned

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TOKYO - A baby giant panda born last week at a Tokyo zoo died of pneumonia on Wednesday, according to park officials who had initially hailed the birth as rare success for Japan’s captive breeding programme. The unnamed infant, Ueno zoo’s first baby panda born in 24 years and its only one conceived from natural sexual intercourse, succumbed to the illness just a week after its birth sparked excitement across Japan. The zoo said keepers found the baby lying on its back against its mother Shin Shin’s stomach. “They administered a cardiac massage and other treatment, but unfortunately they confirmed its death at 8:30 am (2330 GMT),” it said. Shin Shin and her mate Ri Ri were leased from China last year to the zoo operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan government at an annual cost of about one million dollars. The baby was hailed in China, which has sometimes hostile relations with neighbouring Japan. “The giant pandas are messengers of friendship,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said in response to news of the birth last week. “We hope that people-to-people sentiment and overall relations between China and Japan can be promoted because of the birth of the cub.” China is famed for its “panda diplomacy”, using the bears as diplomatic gifts to other countries. About 1,600 remain in the wild in China, with some 300 others in captivity worldwide -- mostly in China. As many as 16 giant pandas have been born in Japan, according to reports.

own scheme for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to purchase three of the islands, currently privately owned by Japanese nationals and leased to the central government, to “protect” them from Chinese maritime incursions. Ties between the giant Asian neighbors, long plagued by Beijing’s bitter memories of Japan’s past militarism and by rivalry over resources and regional clout, plummeted in 2010 after Japan detained the skipper of a Chinese trawler whose boat collided with two Japanese patrol ships near the islands.

Massachusetts man pleads guilty in plot to attack Pentagon, Capitol Reuters

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In this July 9, 2012 file photo released by the Ueno Zoological Park Society, Shin Shin, a 7-year-old giant panda, holds her newly born baby, center, in her cage at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. The zoo said the six-day old baby panda died of pneumonia Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

BOSTON - A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol with large, remote-controlled model airplanes packed with explosives has agreed to plead guilty, authorities said on Tuesday. Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to request a 17-year sentence for Rezwan Ferdaus on charges that he attempted to damage and destroy a federal building, and attempted to provide material support to terrorists. Ferdaus, 26, of Ashland, Massachusetts, earlier pleaded not guilty to a total of six charges after his arrest in September 2011 after an undercover FBI investigation. In exchange for the guilty plea, the government will dismiss the remaining charges. A U.S. citizen and a physics graduate from Northeastern University, Ferdaus was arrested after an FBI investigation during which he requested and took delivery of explosives, three grenades and six assault rifles from undercover FBI agents. At the time of his arrest, Ferdaus had obtained one remotecontrolled aircraft, a scale model of a U.S. Navy F-86 Sabre fighter jet about the size of a picnic table, which he kept in a storage locker rented under a false name. Authorities said the public was never in danger from the explosives and weapons, which they said were always under the control of federal officials during the sting operation. The government had previously alleged that Ferdaus told undercover agents of his plans to commit acts of violence against the United States by decapitating its “military center” and killing “kafirs,” an Arabic term meaning nonbelievers. In 2010, already under surveillance, Ferdaus allegedly supplied 12 mobile phones rigged as electrical switches for improvised explosive devices to FBI agents whom he believed to be members of or recruiters for al Qaeda. Ferdaus’ attorneys suggested during a bail hearing in November that their client had mental health issues, and that his attack plan was “fantasy.”


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Australia to seek direct currency trading with China Agence France-Presse

HONG KONG - Australia will press the case for direct conversion between the Australian dollar and the Chinese yuan during high-level talks in Beijing this week, Treasurer Wayne Swan said Wednesday. Swan told a forum on liberalisation of the yuan, or renminbi (RMB), that Australia backed China’s efforts to internationalise its currency and make it a more freely convertible staple of the global financial system. “In Australia, we understand that this is a move of profound strategic importance for China’s growth,” he said. “It represents China’s move toward a freely traded currency and toward a fully integrated economy that will very soon lead the world.” Beijing aims to have 30 percent of foreign trade settled in yuan by 2015, a threefold increase from current levels. International RMBdenominated trade quadrupled last year to 2.1 trillion yuan (US$325 billion). China has given the semi-autonomous southern city of Hong Kong the task of becoming the global centre of offshore yuan business, but other cities including London are eager to get a piece of the action. The Reserve Bank of Australia and the People’s Bank of China signed a AUS$30 billion ($30.1 bil-

lion) currency swap line in March to support liquidity in Australian dollar/yuan trades. Australia is the only Western economy along with New Zealand to have done so, but London and Singapore have taken the lead in the race to become an international yuan trading center after Hong Kong. Swan, who heads to Beijing on Thursday for a three-day visit, said the importance of Asia to Australia’s economy meant it was essential that Australia embraced efforts to deepen the yuan’s offshore liquidity. “Of course I’ll be discussing a range of issues around internationalisation of the RMB with my counterparts in both Hong Kong and Beijing,” he said. “This will include the potential for direct convertibility at some stage in the future between the Australian dollar and the RMB for transactions completed in mainland China, without pricing through the US dollar. “This has the potential over time to help reduce the cost of trade between Australia and China.”

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Janggan kite of tripleheaded dragon spends hundreds of millions

PLAYING a kite is indeed truly absorbing, especially for children who are currently spending school holidays. For instance, some children of Bonbiyu, Blahbatuh, Gianyar, spent their holiday by playing a kite on Tuesday (Jul 10). Those coalesced into the Bonbiyu Alay kite group had a unique janggan style kite. What is the uniqueness of their kite? AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan addresses an economic forum in Hong Kong on July 11, 2012. Asia’s rapidly expanding middle class will become a key market for Australia’s goods and services this decade, Swan told business leaders in Hong Kong.

China and Japan started direct currency trading in June, a move expected to save about $3 billion in annual costs tied to using the US dollar in trade transactions, accord-

South Korea, Indonesia to launch free trade talks Agence France-Presse

SEOUL - South Korea and Indonesia will hold their first round of talks this week on forging a free trade pact, officials said Wednesday. Negotiators will meet in Jakarta on Thursday to discuss the scope and coverage of the pact and other issues, according to the trade ministry. South Korea already has a free trade agreement with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that includes Indonesia. “We need a separate bilateral pact with Indonesia to expand the volume of trade and the scope of openness,” a

ministry official told AFP. South Korea and Indonesia held three rounds of preliminary talks last year. In March President Lee MyungBak and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced the official launch of the talks. Indonesia is South Korea’s eighthlargest trading partner with bilateral trade worth $30.7 billion in 2011. South Korea’s shipments to Indonesia rose 52 percent from a year earlier to $13.56 billion last year. Export-dependent South Korea has already signed free trade deals with the United States, the European Union, India and several other nations.

ing to Chinese state media. Swan and Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang announced a new high-level dialogue between senior business leaders from Aus-

tralia and Hong Kong on RMB trade and investment. The dialogue will begin in Sydney next year with the backing of both governments, Swan said.

Spending on IT to hit $3.6 trillion this year

Agence France-Presse

SAN FRANCISCO - Industry tracker Gartner on Tuesday said that worldwide spending on information technology (IT) was on pace to hit $3.6 trillion this year despite trouble in the global economy. The revised estimate by Gartner projects that IT spending will be slightly more than previously expected, climbing three percent from the prior year’s tally. “While the challenges facing global economic growth persist -- the eurozone crisis, weaker US recovery, a slowdown in China -- the outlook has at least stabilized,” said Gartner research vice president Richard Gordon. “There has been little change in either business confidence or consumer sentiment in the past quarter, so the short-term outlook is for continued caution in

IT spending.” Investments in storing data or hosting computer services in the Internet “cloud” and in telecom equipment and services were bright spots in the growth outlook, according to Gartner. Companies were on track to spend a combined total of nearly $1.7 trillion on telecom services and $377 billion on telecom equipment in what would represent increases of 1.4 percent and 10.8 percent, respectively, from the prior year. Researchers expected spending on public cloud services to grow from $91 billion last year to $207 billion by the year 2016. “Business process as a service still accounts for the vast majority of cloud spending by enterprises, but other areas such as platform as a service, software as a service and infrastructure as a service are growing faster,” Gordon said.

When making a visit to the home of the kite owner, the kite made since two months ago indeed looked different from the other janggan kites. The commonplace janggan kites are of singleheaded eagle, but the kite made by the group was of the triple-headed dragon. Such triple-headed dragon kite had the body width of 6.40 meters and a

height of 8 meters. Meanwhile, the tail made of cloth reached 155 meters long. “Totally, the production cost of this kite reaches IDR 150 million,” he said. The fund was obtained from donor contributions. Even, the group consisting of 70 people looked for funds independently. The real fund spent totally amounted to IDR 40 million. In the

meantime, the remaining fund was spent for the accessories comprising the three masks with precious stones, leather and hair of horse tail. Its dragon masks were made of milkwood tree whose design was prepared by a mask artist from Mas, Wayan Muka, while the finishing was done by an artist from Puaya. The triple-headed dragon janggan kite was inspired by the dream experienced by the creator, Made Mega Reswija Putra. When wishing to make the kite, one night he dreamed of being searched by a triple-headed dragon. (dar)

Bali nonoil and gas goods export stabile Bali Post

DENPASAR - The export of non-oil and gas goods from Bali to South East Asian regions (ASEAN) relatively stable even though there’s a decrease to Malaysia and Philippines. Export to Singapore and Thailand gains foreign exchange up to USD 2.5 million to ASEAN countries this January-March 2012 as stated by Head of Export Section from Bali Trade and Industry Agency, Putu Bagiada, in Denpasar last Tuesday (10/7). It was stated the foreign exchange gain was due to the sales increasing every month which in January reached USD 756,000 while in March reached USD 1,000,000. Meanwhile to Thailand it reached USD 1,000,000 during this three months period, Malaysia with USD 998,000 and Singapore with USD 308,000. The non-oil and gas export from Bali were crafts that are being sold overseas which were brought to Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. By this, other overseas tourists can buy Balinese crafts from those three countries with competitive prices. This condition caused a realization of Bali’s foreign trades in ASEAN still stable moreover export to Thailand keep on increasing from USD 247,000 in January becoming USD 533,000 during March 2012. Meanwhile to Malaysia it decreased 40 percent reaching USD 248,000 by March 2012 when before its USD 414,000 in February. There are around eight ASEAN countries importing Balinese crafts. (kmb)

Jembrana officially becomes a member of PNLG

REGENT of Jembrana, I Putu Artha, witnessed by the President of Pemsea Network of Local Governments (PNLG), Pan Shijian, Sunday (Jul 9) of Korean time signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The signature also officially marked that Jembrana Regency had become the member of PNLG inaugurated by the President of PNLG in the 2012 EAS Congress in Changwon, Korea, taking place on July 8-10, 2012. Pan Shijian said that PNLG was an institution established to strengthen the capacities required by states and regions enabling the regions to become a state-owned

mechanism that covered a region, like the management of marine areas. PNLG had identified a number of key areas for development program, such as strengthening partnerships and regional mechanism for a higher level. In addition, it was also intended to carry out the national reform program including the sustainable program for coastal and marine areas into a social and economic development program, especially for the regions belonging to the PNLG members. Then, improving the Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) was intended as a framework for achieving the sustainable develop-

ment of coastal and waters area as well as promoting the knowledge, resources, experiences and potential areas. Not only that, added Pan Shijian, the PNLG also took advantage of the regional intellectual capital and human resources to address the policy and the economic, scientific, technical and social challenges for integrated management as well as sustainable use of coastal and maritime environments in the national and regional level. Besides, the development of ICM program replication also aimed at mobilizing investment and pollution abatement facilities. Most importantly, it was intended

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to speed up the implementation of pollution reduction program through demonstration, replication and scaling up of the innovative policies, economic instruments, financing mechanisms, technologies and practices to achieve the reduction of pollutants. “It is a great honor, Mr. Putu Artha, the Regent of Jembrana, has joined in the PNLG. We welcome it with open arm and at the same time I inaugurate his membership today,” said Pan Shijian before the Congress. As a new member, his party had prepared various facilitation programs for the development and improvement of the regional capacity of Jembrana.

In the meantime, the Regent of Jembrana, I Putu Artha, mentioned that his participation in the PNLG was an important measure for increasing the potential of the region and realizing the quality improvement of the public welfare of Jembrana. “We are very grateful to the President of PNLG who has provided us the opportunity for participating as a PNLG member,” said Regent Artha. Other than central government, provincial and regency government, the membership of PNLG through the Congress was also followed by non-government institutions such as private companies and academicians. (kmb)


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Thai pardon for US citizen jailed for royal insult

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Bank Indonesia says no threat of overheating

BANGKOK - A Thai-born US citizen jailed for insulting the king has been pardoned by the monarch, in a case that has drawn protest from the United States. Joe Wichai Commart Gordon, who was jailed for two-and-a-half years in December, “was granted a royal pardon yesterday”, a senior Corrections Department official told AFP on Wednesday. Gordon, a car salesman from Colorado, was convicted under the kingdom’s strict lese majeste laws, which rights campaigners say are used to stifle freedom of expression. He was released from Bangkok Remand Prison late Tuesday, according to a jail official. Gordon was arrested in May on a visit to the kingdom and accused of posting the material deemed offensive online while living in the United States. He was initially sentenced to five years in prison, but the Thai Criminal Court halved the term because he pleaded guilty to publishing online a banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej that he translated into Thai. Under Thailand’s lese majeste legislation, anyone convicted of insulting the king, queen, heir or regent faces up to 15 years in prison on each count.

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A handout photo released on October 29, 2004 from Palestinian President office (PPO) shows ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (R) assisted by his wife Suha (L) as he leaves his West Bank headquarters in Ramallah. French lawyers said on July 10, 2012 that Yasser Arafat’s widow has requested to file a complaint after a report announced that the Palestinian leader may have been poisoned.

Arafat’s widow wants French probe into his death Associated Press

PARIS — The widow of Yasser Arafat will file a legal complaint in France asking authorities to investigate her husband’s death, about which she has recently raised new suspicions, her lawyer said Tuesday. Palestinian authorities gave final approval this week for the former Palestinian leader’s body to be exhumed and asked for an international investigation into his 2004 death in a French military hospital. That came on the heels of a broadcast last week by Arab satellite TV channel Al-Jazeera, which said it had conducted a nine-month investigation into the leader’s death after his widow, Suha, handed over Arafat’s medical file and what she said was a duffel bag of his belongings. Included in the bag were a fur hat and a woolen cap with some of his hair, a toothbrush, and clothing with his urine and blood stains.

Switzerland’s Institute of Radiation Physics detected elevated traces of polonium-210 — a rare and highly lethal substance — on the belongings, but said the findings were inconclusive and that Arafat’s bones would have to be tested. That prompted a request to have his remains exhumed; Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas decided to go ahead with that earlier this week. Still, testing the bones may not provide a clear answer. Polonium-210 decays rapidly, and experts have been divided over whether Arafat’s remains would provide a solid clue eight years after his death.

If Suha Arafat’s complaint is accepted, it will give French authorities the ability to investigate her husband’s death. Lawyer Pierre-Olivier Sur said Tuesday that Arafat’s widow hopes an investigation will “establish the exact circumstances of her husband’s death and establish the truth in order that justice is served.” French doctors have said Arafat died of a massive stroke and had suffered from a blood condition known as disseminated intravascular coagulation, or DIC. But the records were inconclusive about what brought about the DIC, which has numerous possible causes, including infections and liver disease.

He hoped the impact could have been felt in 2013 such as the increase in cruise and tourist visits so they would give multiplier effect to Bali tourism. “Hopefully, it can be accomplished in December 2012. Even, there have been cruise ships that will do the turnaround port. We expect the impact sets to be felt in 2013 and the number of cruise and tourist visit can continue to rise,” he said. Additionally, his party was

still deepening the ship pool and groove so that it would make the larger ships easier to berth. “We continue to deepen the pool and groove. Likewise, we have also cut the coral so that larger ships will be easier to berth,” he added. When asked about the number of cruise ship stopping by in Benoa Harbor this year, Iwan said his party targeted 40 units. So far, it had reached 25 cruise visits. In 2013, it would be targeted to reach 53 cruises. He had confidence the target of this year and next year could be achieved, especially if the Benoa had become a turnaround port. (kmb29)

No implementation... From page 1 People of agriculture are actually the touristic unique point besides the nature’s beauty and Balinese friendly attitude which is very contradictive. What’s worsening now, the development avoided agriculture as many of their lands were taken for tourism accommodation moreover agriculture is only developed by older generation while younger generation is nowhere near it, learning or even taking care of it at least as they seem to think agriculture is not promising. Bali farmers also did not have the right skills so if agriculture go down then Bali’s unique touristic point will decrease causing its tourism joyous moment threatened moreover dying slowly. So to anticipate it, Bali’s further development should have a clear direction, comprehensive and guided so it synergized between tourism and agriculture with a good master plan. “Which so it will save agriculture sector,” Sudibya stated. First, the master plan should be preserving and fixing agriculture infrastructure connecting to providing lands and water supplies. Nationally land reform has to be developed so it will give space to the people who wants to do farming yet has problems with land shortage. To avoid water crisis, there should be a number of manmade lake on several dry spots. Along Karangasem, Buleleng and Gilimanuk route many unused and dry lands that could be developed further with a touch of technology which could become a commodity such as mango, pineapple and papyrus. “There should be a specific effort in combining agriculture and tourism in several aspects moreover in balancing infrastructure between the two,” Sudibya exclaimed. What’s more important to is to start it from the smallest and furthest parts, villages and not to concentrate it on cities which is a paradigm. Agro tourism and village tourism should be looking on its regional potential, accessibility between city and village should be mended which a lot still facing problems on infrastructure. In the future a one village one product concept could be developed so a regional’s potential developed well. “Master plan to synergize tourism and agriculture is very much demanded planned and then consistently apply it,” Sudibya clarified. (kmb29)

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JAKARTA - Bank Indonesia said the 28 percent growth in bank credits in the first half of the year would not cause economic overheating. The credit expansion exceeded the target of 24 percent on the average set in the country`s Bank Business Plans for the January-June period this year. Bank Indonesia already predicted the surge in credit prompting the decision to increase the down payment for the purchases of consumer goods, Darmin Nasution, the central bank governor said on Tuesday. The central bank and the finance ministry have issued a regulation requiring an increase in the down payment for motorcycles, cars and houses. The down payment for motorcycles and cars was raised from 10 percent to 25 percent of the price. The policy is to prevent an increase in non performing loans amid the threat of global financial crisis. “Bank Indonesia has observed the trend in credits in the consumption sector , therefore, we issued the regulation,” Darmin said. He said credit for the property and automotive sectors are the most potential to cause economic overheating , adding credits for the manufacturing sector has less risk of overheating.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, talks with staff at the tsunami early warning center of Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Indonesia and Germany have agreed to increase their cooperation to make it more comprehensive and to become strategic partners to benefit each other.

RI, Germany agreed to become strategic partners Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia and Germany have agreed to increase their cooperation to make it more comprehensive and to become strategic partners to benefit each other. “(This visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel) is very important and we have agreed to increase our cooperation and partnership in the future,” President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said at a joint press conference at the Merdeka Palace after holding a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel. He said “her visit to Indonesia has been marked by agreement for comprehensive partnership.” Indonesia meanwhile, he said, has presented cooperation priorities based on a “5+3” formula as the main sectors for the cooperation. The five sectors include economy, health, education, research, technology and defense while the three others are agriculture, food and transportation, he said. “I am glad for the positive response from Madame Merkel. We have found concrete and real

cooperation,” he said. Chancellor Merkel at the conference praised Indonesia`s development which has been very fast seen from its conditions 17 years ago when she first came to the country while she was an environment minister. “With the Jakarta declaration we would work together and develop a lot of strategic cooperation programs,” she said. She said the two countries should escort the implementation of the declaration so that any weakness or shortage could be improved to make the quality of cooperation improved. Germany, she said, views Indonesia as a diverse country in terms of social or geographical conditions so that it could be taken as an example with regard to its handling of various problems it is facing under its complex con-

ditions. Chancellor Merkel came to Indonesia to reciprocate President Yudhoyono`s visit to Germany in 2009. Following a ceremony held in honor of her guest President Yudhoyono then held a tete a tete followed by a bilateral meeting between the two countries` delegations. Accompanying President Yudhoyono in the meeting were coordinating minister for political and security affairs Djoko Suyanto, coordinating minister for economic affairs Hatta Rajasa, trade minister Gita Wirjawan, public works minister Djoko Kirmanto, health minister Nafsiah Mboi, minister/state secretary Sudi Silalahi, cabinet secretary Dipo Alam, national police chief General Timur Pradopo and other high ranking officials.

Indonesian investor takes charge of DC United

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WASHINGTON - Erick Thohir and Jason Levien, co-owners of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, were announced on Tuesday as the new primary investors of Major League Soccer’s D.C. United. The four-time MLS Cup champions are trying to have the US capitol build a new soccer-spcific stadium such as those many other cities have constructed to house MLS clubs. Thohir, a media and entertainment magnate in Indonesia, and Levien, a former sports agent and Sacramento Kings executive, will serve as managing partners and keep Kevin Payne as club president in charge of day-to-day operations. “I am looking forward to helping with the continued development of D.C. United both on and off he field as well as expanding its reach as a global brand,” Thohir said. Thohir is a vice president of the Indonesian Olympic Committee and its chief of mission for the London Olympics.

This photograph taken on July 6, 2012 shows an Indonesian laborer pulling a wooden cart loaded with sacks of cement in front of a banner displaying pictures of candidates competing for the position of Jakarta governor and deputy governor. Voting began for a new governor for Jakarta, the sprawling Indonesian capital known for its chaotic traffic jams, knee-deep flooding and poor infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYO


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West Bali National Park is nature conservation with pure ecosystem managed by zone system for multiple research purpose involving the education, tourism and recreation. It is one of the national park located west side of Bali Island with beautiful panoramic, unique nature ecosystem and fresh atmosphere. West Bali National Park or most the local people call Taman National Bali Barat is one of the tourist destinations in Negara Regency and many visited by tourists. It is situated in west side of Bali Island and close to Gilimanuk Port or about 4 hours drive away from Bali’s International Airport. Some of the Bali West National Park Area located in Grokgak sub district, Singaraja Regency and some of the area located in Melaya Sub district, Jembrana Regency. It is very easy to locate it from Denpasar direction to follow the main road go to Gilimanuk Port or Singaraja town to Gilimanuk Port. According to Republic Indonesia Forestry Minister decision written on the official letter no 493/Kpts-II/1995 that West Bali National Park own 19.002,89 ha which is consisted of 15.587,89 ha land and 3.415 ha ocean. The conservation effort toward the ecosystem at this park goes to three objective activities as follows:

1. To protect the ecosystem those support the life 2. Pickling the variety of flora and fauna including the habitat 3. Exploiting everlastingly the nature resources including the ecosystem West Bali National Park area is a green are spread out along the main road Denpasar – Gilimanuk – Singaraja about 150 kilometers. Topographic of this park own constant gradation between mount, hill, valley, bay and sea. The mountain area is involving up to 71% from the total park area as protected forest with multifarious faunas like deer, forest pig, lion, birth etc. meanwhile the flat area is about 29% located in north part of main road Gilimanuk – Singaraja until Java Sea. If we look from the conception, this area is a Giri/Gunung or mounts which is completed by the forest (Wanagiri). According to Kidung Utama Tantri script there is a word mention Ning Wana Ukir which gives the direction that the Wana Giri philosophy is well written to describe the total of this world. West Bali National Park own high potential of flora and fauna those are consisted of 14 variety of protected floras involving Sawo Kecik (Manilkara Kauki), Sono Keling (Dalbergia Latifolia). From the fauna, Jalak Bali Birth (Leucopsar Rothscildi) is one of the endemic fauna in Bali Island there are pure habitat found in this park along to Prapat Agung and

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MOSCOW - Former tennis world number one Maria Sharapova will be Russia’s first female Olympic flag-bearer at the London Games later this month, the national Olympic committee confirmed on Tuesday. “Sharapova will carry our flag,” president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov told reporters following the ROC’s executive board meeting. “She was the most worthy candidate among all our athletes. In June she claimed her fourth grand slam title (French Open).” Russia broke with tradition by

surrounding area. Other faunas can be found at this park involving cow, deer, mouse deer, venison, wild cat, grey and black monkeys. Beside of the above animals, a

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couple of reptiles and other 60 rash of births also can be found. The condition of coral reef at this park is highly varied with unique combination and multifarious of

habitats. In year 1998, it was recorded 110 kinds of coral including 22 mushroom corals and up to now, it was recorded that this park own 222 kinds of fish.

naming Sharapova, who also won Wimbledon (2004), U.S. Open (2006) and Australian Open (2008) titles, for the rare honor. Since the Russians first took part in the 1952 Summer Games in Helsinki as part of the Soviet Union this great honor was traditionally given to famous male athletes such as Greco-Roman wrestler Alexander Karelin and swimmer Alexander

Popov, who have won numerous Olympic titles. “I am so honored, and especially excited as it will be my first Olympics in my career,” the Florida-based Russian said on her official website (www.mariasharapova.com) when she first heard the news about her nomination last month. “I have had to keep this hush hush for two weeks and keeping secrets is not my best quality!” The 25-year-old will be making her Olympic debut in London after failing to qualify for the 2004 Games in Athens and missing the 2008 edition in Beijing with a shoulder injury.

Heat G Dwyane Wade has surgery on left knee Associated Press

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade of the NBA champion Miami Heat had surgery Monday on his left knee, and is expected to need up to eight weeks to fully recover. Wade can begin therapy immediately and the Heat said the All-Star guard is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. The proce-

dure took just 20 minutes, and Wade wrote on his Twitter page Monday afternoon that he is ‘’doing fine.’’ Heat team physician Harlan Selesnick performed the operation at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, just outside of Miami. Wade was bothered by knee pain and swelling throughout the playoffs. He had fluid removed midway through Miami’s second-round series

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with Indiana and needed treatment several times a week during Miami’s run to the title. He opted to have the knee surgery early in the offseason with hopes of being ready to begin the season on time. The surgery forced Wade to withdraw from consideration for the U.S. Olympic team. Wade played in all 23 Heat playoff games despite the knee problems.

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Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade (3) drives to the basket as Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo (9) and Paul Pierce (34) defend during the second half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Miami.

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Katie Couric, Danica take a spin at Indy Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Katie Couric feels bad for Ann Curry. The former co-host of NBC’s “Today” show was in Indianapolis on Tuesday to take a drive around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Danica Patrick. The feature will air sometime after Couric’s syndicated talk show, called “Katie,” debuts in September. When Couric left “Today” to go to CBS, Curry was passed over for the top job for Meredith Vieira. And Curry was recently replaced as a co-host by Savannah Guthrie after about a year on the job. Asked about Curry, Couric first said: “That is such old news. Are you guys really still writing about that?” “I felt bad for Ann and I felt bad for the whole team on the show,” she said. “Transitions like that are really tough. But I know she’ll go on and do great things.” Patrick said she was happy to make a visit to the Speedway. She is set to return to the Brickyard at the end of July for her first race since she left the IndyCar Series to focus on NASCAR full-time. “It’s good to be back here,” Patrick said. “I didn’t think my first lap in a stock car around here would be a school stock car, but I thought it was a good lead into a couple of weeks from now when we’re actually here for the real deal.” Couric said her interview with Patrick won’t be part of the show’s debut, but it’s “going to be early in the season.” Patrick also took Couric on a trip around the famous track. “We were riding together out there on the track, we were learning about racing,” Patrick said. “Even I was still learning about racing. We were just having some fun.” Driving at the higher speeds isn’t something Couric is used to. “I was very, very, very quiet,” Couric said. “I was nervous at first, but I had a lot of fun. I’m a huge fan of Danica’s and have watched her career for many years now.”


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Maradona sacked as Al Wasl coach

Terry ‘angry, upset’ at thought of racism claims

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Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona was sacked as coach of United Arab Emirates side Al Wasl just over a year after he was appointed to the job, the club announced on Tuesday. The 51year-old - who was appointed i n M a y 2 0 11 after he had lost his job the previous year a s A rg e n t i n a national coach - had looked to be in a precarious position after failing to win a trophy last season. His cause had not been helped when the board of directors that had hired him resigned following the previous campaign and their replacements took the decision to fire him after a meeting on

Tuesday. “Following a meeting held by the board of directors of Al Wasl Football Company held today (Tuesday), to evaluate the technical staff of Al Wasl Football Team under the leadership of coach Diego Maradona, it was decided to terminate the services of coach Diego Maradona and his technical staff,” a statement from the club said. Maradona - who as a player almost singlehandedly guided Argentina to the 1986 World Cup trophy and then to the 1990 final - had another year left on his contract.

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Maradona was dismissed as coach of Al Wasl Tuesday.

Riquelme insists he will leave Boca Juniors Associated Press

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Argentina’s Boca Juniors’ Juan Roman Riquelme, left, touches the head of Brazil’s Corinthians’ goalkeeper Cassio during a Copa Libertadores first leg final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

BUENOS AIRES — The agent for Juan Roman Riquelme issued a statement Tuesday saying the veteran playmaker would not return to Boca Juniors despite fans organizing a sequence of rallies across Argentina pleading with him to stay.

Riquelme said last week after Boca lost to Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores final that he had nothing left to give and was leaving. “The paperwork is ready for Roman to continue to play at Boca, but his agent repeated the decision the player revealed last week against Corinthians,” Boca

vice president Oscar Moscariello said. Brazilian club Flamengo and two clubs in Argentina — Tigre and Argentinos Juniors — have expressed interest in the 34-yearold playmaker. Reports have also suggested he may move on a lucrative deal to China or a wealthy club in the Middle East.

LONDON - Former England football captain John Terry took the witness stand Tuesday and told his trial that he was “very angry and upset” when he thought an opponent had accused him of making racist remarks. The Chelsea captain is accused of calling Queens Park Rangers player Anton Ferdinand a “fucking black cunt” during a match between Chelsea and QPR on October 23 last year. Terry, standing trial at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, told the court he was sarcastically repeating words he thought Ferdinand had said to him. The central defender, who denies committing a racially aggravated public order offence, said: “I thought he was accusing me” of calling him those words. “I was very angry and I was upset. I replied, ‘A black cunt? You fucking knobhead’.” Terry said the pair began trading insults when he did not return the ball to QPR. The Chelsea captain then ran back to his position and turned round to face Ferdinand. “He was doing a pumping action” and referring to Terry’s alleged affair with the mother of a former team-mate’s child, the married father of twins said. Speaking quietly, Terry said he was taunted about the allegations “more or less every game” and had “heard it all before”. “It’s part and parcel of the game; you just get on with the game, basically,” he said, and try

to “laugh it off”. Terry said that after the match, he asked Ferdinand if he had accused him of using the racist obscenity. “His reply to that was ‘no,no,no. We all said things we shouldn’t have said, that’s the end of it’. “I asked him twice and he said no. I thought that was the end of it.” The England defender said he had not considered apologising to Ferdinand. “Why would I apologise to Anton when he is the one who accused me? What I said was in response to what Anton said to me,” he said. Terry said he had co-operated fully with inquiries by the police and the Football Association (FA), the sport’s governing body in England. The 2012 Champions League winner gave evidence after his lawyer had asked for the case to be dismissed. George Carter-Stephenson said Ferdinand was an unreliable witness and lip-reading experts agreed it was impossible to clarify what was said at the key moment from the footage. The case was “so weak and tenuous it does not warrant it going any further,” he said. However, judge Howard Riddle ruled that there was a case to answer. If found guilty, Terry could be fined up to £2,500 ($3,850, 3,150 euros). The trial, expected to last five days, continues Wednesday.

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Chelsea and England footballer John Terry leaves after attending the second day of his trial at Westminster Magistrates court in London, on July 10, 2012.

Federer, Azarenka return to No. 1 in rankings Associated Press

WIMBLEDON — By tying Pete Sampras with a record seven Wimbledon titles, Roger Federer also has tied the American’s career mark of 286 weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings. In Monday’s new rankings, Federer jumps from No. 3 to the top, overtaking Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Federer last was No. 1 in June 2010. Djokovic, who’d been No. 1 since winning Wimbledon last year, lost to Federer in this year’s semifinals. Nadal, the 2011 runner-up at the All England Club, was upset in the second round in 2012. Andy Murray, who lost to Federer in Sunday’s final, remains at No. 4. There’s also a new leader in the WTA rankings: Victoria Azarenka rises one spot from No. 2, while Maria Sharapova drops from No. 1 to No. 3.

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Maradona sacked as Al Wasl coach

Terry ‘angry, upset’ at thought of racism claims

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Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona was sacked as coach of United Arab Emirates side Al Wasl just over a year after he was appointed to the job, the club announced on Tuesday. The 51year-old - who was appointed i n M a y 2 0 11 after he had lost his job the previous year a s A rg e n t i n a national coach - had looked to be in a precarious position after failing to win a trophy last season. His cause had not been helped when the board of directors that had hired him resigned following the previous campaign and their replacements took the decision to fire him after a meeting on

Tuesday. “Following a meeting held by the board of directors of Al Wasl Football Company held today (Tuesday), to evaluate the technical staff of Al Wasl Football Team under the leadership of coach Diego Maradona, it was decided to terminate the services of coach Diego Maradona and his technical staff,” a statement from the club said. Maradona - who as a player almost singlehandedly guided Argentina to the 1986 World Cup trophy and then to the 1990 final - had another year left on his contract.

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Maradona was dismissed as coach of Al Wasl Tuesday.

Riquelme insists he will leave Boca Juniors Associated Press

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Argentina’s Boca Juniors’ Juan Roman Riquelme, left, touches the head of Brazil’s Corinthians’ goalkeeper Cassio during a Copa Libertadores first leg final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

BUENOS AIRES — The agent for Juan Roman Riquelme issued a statement Tuesday saying the veteran playmaker would not return to Boca Juniors despite fans organizing a sequence of rallies across Argentina pleading with him to stay.

Riquelme said last week after Boca lost to Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores final that he had nothing left to give and was leaving. “The paperwork is ready for Roman to continue to play at Boca, but his agent repeated the decision the player revealed last week against Corinthians,” Boca

vice president Oscar Moscariello said. Brazilian club Flamengo and two clubs in Argentina — Tigre and Argentinos Juniors — have expressed interest in the 34-yearold playmaker. Reports have also suggested he may move on a lucrative deal to China or a wealthy club in the Middle East.

LONDON - Former England football captain John Terry took the witness stand Tuesday and told his trial that he was “very angry and upset” when he thought an opponent had accused him of making racist remarks. The Chelsea captain is accused of calling Queens Park Rangers player Anton Ferdinand a “fucking black cunt” during a match between Chelsea and QPR on October 23 last year. Terry, standing trial at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, told the court he was sarcastically repeating words he thought Ferdinand had said to him. The central defender, who denies committing a racially aggravated public order offence, said: “I thought he was accusing me” of calling him those words. “I was very angry and I was upset. I replied, ‘A black cunt? You fucking knobhead’.” Terry said the pair began trading insults when he did not return the ball to QPR. The Chelsea captain then ran back to his position and turned round to face Ferdinand. “He was doing a pumping action” and referring to Terry’s alleged affair with the mother of a former team-mate’s child, the married father of twins said. Speaking quietly, Terry said he was taunted about the allegations “more or less every game” and had “heard it all before”. “It’s part and parcel of the game; you just get on with the game, basically,” he said, and try

to “laugh it off”. Terry said that after the match, he asked Ferdinand if he had accused him of using the racist obscenity. “His reply to that was ‘no,no,no. We all said things we shouldn’t have said, that’s the end of it’. “I asked him twice and he said no. I thought that was the end of it.” The England defender said he had not considered apologising to Ferdinand. “Why would I apologise to Anton when he is the one who accused me? What I said was in response to what Anton said to me,” he said. Terry said he had co-operated fully with inquiries by the police and the Football Association (FA), the sport’s governing body in England. The 2012 Champions League winner gave evidence after his lawyer had asked for the case to be dismissed. George Carter-Stephenson said Ferdinand was an unreliable witness and lip-reading experts agreed it was impossible to clarify what was said at the key moment from the footage. The case was “so weak and tenuous it does not warrant it going any further,” he said. However, judge Howard Riddle ruled that there was a case to answer. If found guilty, Terry could be fined up to £2,500 ($3,850, 3,150 euros). The trial, expected to last five days, continues Wednesday.

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Chelsea and England footballer John Terry leaves after attending the second day of his trial at Westminster Magistrates court in London, on July 10, 2012.

Federer, Azarenka return to No. 1 in rankings Associated Press

WIMBLEDON — By tying Pete Sampras with a record seven Wimbledon titles, Roger Federer also has tied the American’s career mark of 286 weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings. In Monday’s new rankings, Federer jumps from No. 3 to the top, overtaking Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Federer last was No. 1 in June 2010. Djokovic, who’d been No. 1 since winning Wimbledon last year, lost to Federer in this year’s semifinals. Nadal, the 2011 runner-up at the All England Club, was upset in the second round in 2012. Andy Murray, who lost to Federer in Sunday’s final, remains at No. 4. There’s also a new leader in the WTA rankings: Victoria Azarenka rises one spot from No. 2, while Maria Sharapova drops from No. 1 to No. 3.

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West Bali National Park is nature conservation with pure ecosystem managed by zone system for multiple research purpose involving the education, tourism and recreation. It is one of the national park located west side of Bali Island with beautiful panoramic, unique nature ecosystem and fresh atmosphere. West Bali National Park or most the local people call Taman National Bali Barat is one of the tourist destinations in Negara Regency and many visited by tourists. It is situated in west side of Bali Island and close to Gilimanuk Port or about 4 hours drive away from Bali’s International Airport. Some of the Bali West National Park Area located in Grokgak sub district, Singaraja Regency and some of the area located in Melaya Sub district, Jembrana Regency. It is very easy to locate it from Denpasar direction to follow the main road go to Gilimanuk Port or Singaraja town to Gilimanuk Port. According to Republic Indonesia Forestry Minister decision written on the official letter no 493/Kpts-II/1995 that West Bali National Park own 19.002,89 ha which is consisted of 15.587,89 ha land and 3.415 ha ocean. The conservation effort toward the ecosystem at this park goes to three objective activities as follows:

1. To protect the ecosystem those support the life 2. Pickling the variety of flora and fauna including the habitat 3. Exploiting everlastingly the nature resources including the ecosystem West Bali National Park area is a green are spread out along the main road Denpasar – Gilimanuk – Singaraja about 150 kilometers. Topographic of this park own constant gradation between mount, hill, valley, bay and sea. The mountain area is involving up to 71% from the total park area as protected forest with multifarious faunas like deer, forest pig, lion, birth etc. meanwhile the flat area is about 29% located in north part of main road Gilimanuk – Singaraja until Java Sea. If we look from the conception, this area is a Giri/Gunung or mounts which is completed by the forest (Wanagiri). According to Kidung Utama Tantri script there is a word mention Ning Wana Ukir which gives the direction that the Wana Giri philosophy is well written to describe the total of this world. West Bali National Park own high potential of flora and fauna those are consisted of 14 variety of protected floras involving Sawo Kecik (Manilkara Kauki), Sono Keling (Dalbergia Latifolia). From the fauna, Jalak Bali Birth (Leucopsar Rothscildi) is one of the endemic fauna in Bali Island there are pure habitat found in this park along to Prapat Agung and

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MOSCOW - Former tennis world number one Maria Sharapova will be Russia’s first female Olympic flag-bearer at the London Games later this month, the national Olympic committee confirmed on Tuesday. “Sharapova will carry our flag,” president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov told reporters following the ROC’s executive board meeting. “She was the most worthy candidate among all our athletes. In June she claimed her fourth grand slam title (French Open).” Russia broke with tradition by

surrounding area. Other faunas can be found at this park involving cow, deer, mouse deer, venison, wild cat, grey and black monkeys. Beside of the above animals, a

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couple of reptiles and other 60 rash of births also can be found. The condition of coral reef at this park is highly varied with unique combination and multifarious of

habitats. In year 1998, it was recorded 110 kinds of coral including 22 mushroom corals and up to now, it was recorded that this park own 222 kinds of fish.

naming Sharapova, who also won Wimbledon (2004), U.S. Open (2006) and Australian Open (2008) titles, for the rare honor. Since the Russians first took part in the 1952 Summer Games in Helsinki as part of the Soviet Union this great honor was traditionally given to famous male athletes such as Greco-Roman wrestler Alexander Karelin and swimmer Alexander

Popov, who have won numerous Olympic titles. “I am so honored, and especially excited as it will be my first Olympics in my career,” the Florida-based Russian said on her official website (www.mariasharapova.com) when she first heard the news about her nomination last month. “I have had to keep this hush hush for two weeks and keeping secrets is not my best quality!” The 25-year-old will be making her Olympic debut in London after failing to qualify for the 2004 Games in Athens and missing the 2008 edition in Beijing with a shoulder injury.

Heat G Dwyane Wade has surgery on left knee Associated Press

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade of the NBA champion Miami Heat had surgery Monday on his left knee, and is expected to need up to eight weeks to fully recover. Wade can begin therapy immediately and the Heat said the All-Star guard is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. The proce-

dure took just 20 minutes, and Wade wrote on his Twitter page Monday afternoon that he is ‘’doing fine.’’ Heat team physician Harlan Selesnick performed the operation at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, just outside of Miami. Wade was bothered by knee pain and swelling throughout the playoffs. He had fluid removed midway through Miami’s second-round series

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with Indiana and needed treatment several times a week during Miami’s run to the title. He opted to have the knee surgery early in the offseason with hopes of being ready to begin the season on time. The surgery forced Wade to withdraw from consideration for the U.S. Olympic team. Wade played in all 23 Heat playoff games despite the knee problems.

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Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade (3) drives to the basket as Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo (9) and Paul Pierce (34) defend during the second half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Miami.

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Katie Couric, Danica take a spin at Indy Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Katie Couric feels bad for Ann Curry. The former co-host of NBC’s “Today” show was in Indianapolis on Tuesday to take a drive around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Danica Patrick. The feature will air sometime after Couric’s syndicated talk show, called “Katie,” debuts in September. When Couric left “Today” to go to CBS, Curry was passed over for the top job for Meredith Vieira. And Curry was recently replaced as a co-host by Savannah Guthrie after about a year on the job. Asked about Curry, Couric first said: “That is such old news. Are you guys really still writing about that?” “I felt bad for Ann and I felt bad for the whole team on the show,” she said. “Transitions like that are really tough. But I know she’ll go on and do great things.” Patrick said she was happy to make a visit to the Speedway. She is set to return to the Brickyard at the end of July for her first race since she left the IndyCar Series to focus on NASCAR full-time. “It’s good to be back here,” Patrick said. “I didn’t think my first lap in a stock car around here would be a school stock car, but I thought it was a good lead into a couple of weeks from now when we’re actually here for the real deal.” Couric said her interview with Patrick won’t be part of the show’s debut, but it’s “going to be early in the season.” Patrick also took Couric on a trip around the famous track. “We were riding together out there on the track, we were learning about racing,” Patrick said. “Even I was still learning about racing. We were just having some fun.” Driving at the higher speeds isn’t something Couric is used to. “I was very, very, very quiet,” Couric said. “I was nervous at first, but I had a lot of fun. I’m a huge fan of Danica’s and have watched her career for many years now.”


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Thai pardon for US citizen jailed for royal insult

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Bank Indonesia says no threat of overheating

BANGKOK - A Thai-born US citizen jailed for insulting the king has been pardoned by the monarch, in a case that has drawn protest from the United States. Joe Wichai Commart Gordon, who was jailed for two-and-a-half years in December, “was granted a royal pardon yesterday”, a senior Corrections Department official told AFP on Wednesday. Gordon, a car salesman from Colorado, was convicted under the kingdom’s strict lese majeste laws, which rights campaigners say are used to stifle freedom of expression. He was released from Bangkok Remand Prison late Tuesday, according to a jail official. Gordon was arrested in May on a visit to the kingdom and accused of posting the material deemed offensive online while living in the United States. He was initially sentenced to five years in prison, but the Thai Criminal Court halved the term because he pleaded guilty to publishing online a banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej that he translated into Thai. Under Thailand’s lese majeste legislation, anyone convicted of insulting the king, queen, heir or regent faces up to 15 years in prison on each count.

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A handout photo released on October 29, 2004 from Palestinian President office (PPO) shows ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (R) assisted by his wife Suha (L) as he leaves his West Bank headquarters in Ramallah. French lawyers said on July 10, 2012 that Yasser Arafat’s widow has requested to file a complaint after a report announced that the Palestinian leader may have been poisoned.

Arafat’s widow wants French probe into his death Associated Press

PARIS — The widow of Yasser Arafat will file a legal complaint in France asking authorities to investigate her husband’s death, about which she has recently raised new suspicions, her lawyer said Tuesday. Palestinian authorities gave final approval this week for the former Palestinian leader’s body to be exhumed and asked for an international investigation into his 2004 death in a French military hospital. That came on the heels of a broadcast last week by Arab satellite TV channel Al-Jazeera, which said it had conducted a nine-month investigation into the leader’s death after his widow, Suha, handed over Arafat’s medical file and what she said was a duffel bag of his belongings. Included in the bag were a fur hat and a woolen cap with some of his hair, a toothbrush, and clothing with his urine and blood stains.

Switzerland’s Institute of Radiation Physics detected elevated traces of polonium-210 — a rare and highly lethal substance — on the belongings, but said the findings were inconclusive and that Arafat’s bones would have to be tested. That prompted a request to have his remains exhumed; Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas decided to go ahead with that earlier this week. Still, testing the bones may not provide a clear answer. Polonium-210 decays rapidly, and experts have been divided over whether Arafat’s remains would provide a solid clue eight years after his death.

If Suha Arafat’s complaint is accepted, it will give French authorities the ability to investigate her husband’s death. Lawyer Pierre-Olivier Sur said Tuesday that Arafat’s widow hopes an investigation will “establish the exact circumstances of her husband’s death and establish the truth in order that justice is served.” French doctors have said Arafat died of a massive stroke and had suffered from a blood condition known as disseminated intravascular coagulation, or DIC. But the records were inconclusive about what brought about the DIC, which has numerous possible causes, including infections and liver disease.

He hoped the impact could have been felt in 2013 such as the increase in cruise and tourist visits so they would give multiplier effect to Bali tourism. “Hopefully, it can be accomplished in December 2012. Even, there have been cruise ships that will do the turnaround port. We expect the impact sets to be felt in 2013 and the number of cruise and tourist visit can continue to rise,” he said. Additionally, his party was

still deepening the ship pool and groove so that it would make the larger ships easier to berth. “We continue to deepen the pool and groove. Likewise, we have also cut the coral so that larger ships will be easier to berth,” he added. When asked about the number of cruise ship stopping by in Benoa Harbor this year, Iwan said his party targeted 40 units. So far, it had reached 25 cruise visits. In 2013, it would be targeted to reach 53 cruises. He had confidence the target of this year and next year could be achieved, especially if the Benoa had become a turnaround port. (kmb29)

No implementation... From page 1 People of agriculture are actually the touristic unique point besides the nature’s beauty and Balinese friendly attitude which is very contradictive. What’s worsening now, the development avoided agriculture as many of their lands were taken for tourism accommodation moreover agriculture is only developed by older generation while younger generation is nowhere near it, learning or even taking care of it at least as they seem to think agriculture is not promising. Bali farmers also did not have the right skills so if agriculture go down then Bali’s unique touristic point will decrease causing its tourism joyous moment threatened moreover dying slowly. So to anticipate it, Bali’s further development should have a clear direction, comprehensive and guided so it synergized between tourism and agriculture with a good master plan. “Which so it will save agriculture sector,” Sudibya stated. First, the master plan should be preserving and fixing agriculture infrastructure connecting to providing lands and water supplies. Nationally land reform has to be developed so it will give space to the people who wants to do farming yet has problems with land shortage. To avoid water crisis, there should be a number of manmade lake on several dry spots. Along Karangasem, Buleleng and Gilimanuk route many unused and dry lands that could be developed further with a touch of technology which could become a commodity such as mango, pineapple and papyrus. “There should be a specific effort in combining agriculture and tourism in several aspects moreover in balancing infrastructure between the two,” Sudibya exclaimed. What’s more important to is to start it from the smallest and furthest parts, villages and not to concentrate it on cities which is a paradigm. Agro tourism and village tourism should be looking on its regional potential, accessibility between city and village should be mended which a lot still facing problems on infrastructure. In the future a one village one product concept could be developed so a regional’s potential developed well. “Master plan to synergize tourism and agriculture is very much demanded planned and then consistently apply it,” Sudibya clarified. (kmb29)

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JAKARTA - Bank Indonesia said the 28 percent growth in bank credits in the first half of the year would not cause economic overheating. The credit expansion exceeded the target of 24 percent on the average set in the country`s Bank Business Plans for the January-June period this year. Bank Indonesia already predicted the surge in credit prompting the decision to increase the down payment for the purchases of consumer goods, Darmin Nasution, the central bank governor said on Tuesday. The central bank and the finance ministry have issued a regulation requiring an increase in the down payment for motorcycles, cars and houses. The down payment for motorcycles and cars was raised from 10 percent to 25 percent of the price. The policy is to prevent an increase in non performing loans amid the threat of global financial crisis. “Bank Indonesia has observed the trend in credits in the consumption sector , therefore, we issued the regulation,” Darmin said. He said credit for the property and automotive sectors are the most potential to cause economic overheating , adding credits for the manufacturing sector has less risk of overheating.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, talks with staff at the tsunami early warning center of Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Indonesia and Germany have agreed to increase their cooperation to make it more comprehensive and to become strategic partners to benefit each other.

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JAKARTA - Indonesia and Germany have agreed to increase their cooperation to make it more comprehensive and to become strategic partners to benefit each other. “(This visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel) is very important and we have agreed to increase our cooperation and partnership in the future,” President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said at a joint press conference at the Merdeka Palace after holding a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel. He said “her visit to Indonesia has been marked by agreement for comprehensive partnership.” Indonesia meanwhile, he said, has presented cooperation priorities based on a “5+3” formula as the main sectors for the cooperation. The five sectors include economy, health, education, research, technology and defense while the three others are agriculture, food and transportation, he said. “I am glad for the positive response from Madame Merkel. We have found concrete and real

cooperation,” he said. Chancellor Merkel at the conference praised Indonesia`s development which has been very fast seen from its conditions 17 years ago when she first came to the country while she was an environment minister. “With the Jakarta declaration we would work together and develop a lot of strategic cooperation programs,” she said. She said the two countries should escort the implementation of the declaration so that any weakness or shortage could be improved to make the quality of cooperation improved. Germany, she said, views Indonesia as a diverse country in terms of social or geographical conditions so that it could be taken as an example with regard to its handling of various problems it is facing under its complex con-

ditions. Chancellor Merkel came to Indonesia to reciprocate President Yudhoyono`s visit to Germany in 2009. Following a ceremony held in honor of her guest President Yudhoyono then held a tete a tete followed by a bilateral meeting between the two countries` delegations. Accompanying President Yudhoyono in the meeting were coordinating minister for political and security affairs Djoko Suyanto, coordinating minister for economic affairs Hatta Rajasa, trade minister Gita Wirjawan, public works minister Djoko Kirmanto, health minister Nafsiah Mboi, minister/state secretary Sudi Silalahi, cabinet secretary Dipo Alam, national police chief General Timur Pradopo and other high ranking officials.

Indonesian investor takes charge of DC United

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WASHINGTON - Erick Thohir and Jason Levien, co-owners of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, were announced on Tuesday as the new primary investors of Major League Soccer’s D.C. United. The four-time MLS Cup champions are trying to have the US capitol build a new soccer-spcific stadium such as those many other cities have constructed to house MLS clubs. Thohir, a media and entertainment magnate in Indonesia, and Levien, a former sports agent and Sacramento Kings executive, will serve as managing partners and keep Kevin Payne as club president in charge of day-to-day operations. “I am looking forward to helping with the continued development of D.C. United both on and off he field as well as expanding its reach as a global brand,” Thohir said. Thohir is a vice president of the Indonesian Olympic Committee and its chief of mission for the London Olympics.

This photograph taken on July 6, 2012 shows an Indonesian laborer pulling a wooden cart loaded with sacks of cement in front of a banner displaying pictures of candidates competing for the position of Jakarta governor and deputy governor. Voting began for a new governor for Jakarta, the sprawling Indonesian capital known for its chaotic traffic jams, knee-deep flooding and poor infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYO


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Australia to seek direct currency trading with China Agence France-Presse

HONG KONG - Australia will press the case for direct conversion between the Australian dollar and the Chinese yuan during high-level talks in Beijing this week, Treasurer Wayne Swan said Wednesday. Swan told a forum on liberalisation of the yuan, or renminbi (RMB), that Australia backed China’s efforts to internationalise its currency and make it a more freely convertible staple of the global financial system. “In Australia, we understand that this is a move of profound strategic importance for China’s growth,” he said. “It represents China’s move toward a freely traded currency and toward a fully integrated economy that will very soon lead the world.” Beijing aims to have 30 percent of foreign trade settled in yuan by 2015, a threefold increase from current levels. International RMBdenominated trade quadrupled last year to 2.1 trillion yuan (US$325 billion). China has given the semi-autonomous southern city of Hong Kong the task of becoming the global centre of offshore yuan business, but other cities including London are eager to get a piece of the action. The Reserve Bank of Australia and the People’s Bank of China signed a AUS$30 billion ($30.1 bil-

lion) currency swap line in March to support liquidity in Australian dollar/yuan trades. Australia is the only Western economy along with New Zealand to have done so, but London and Singapore have taken the lead in the race to become an international yuan trading center after Hong Kong. Swan, who heads to Beijing on Thursday for a three-day visit, said the importance of Asia to Australia’s economy meant it was essential that Australia embraced efforts to deepen the yuan’s offshore liquidity. “Of course I’ll be discussing a range of issues around internationalisation of the RMB with my counterparts in both Hong Kong and Beijing,” he said. “This will include the potential for direct convertibility at some stage in the future between the Australian dollar and the RMB for transactions completed in mainland China, without pricing through the US dollar. “This has the potential over time to help reduce the cost of trade between Australia and China.”

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Ahead of kites contest

Janggan kite of tripleheaded dragon spends hundreds of millions

PLAYING a kite is indeed truly absorbing, especially for children who are currently spending school holidays. For instance, some children of Bonbiyu, Blahbatuh, Gianyar, spent their holiday by playing a kite on Tuesday (Jul 10). Those coalesced into the Bonbiyu Alay kite group had a unique janggan style kite. What is the uniqueness of their kite? AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan addresses an economic forum in Hong Kong on July 11, 2012. Asia’s rapidly expanding middle class will become a key market for Australia’s goods and services this decade, Swan told business leaders in Hong Kong.

China and Japan started direct currency trading in June, a move expected to save about $3 billion in annual costs tied to using the US dollar in trade transactions, accord-

South Korea, Indonesia to launch free trade talks Agence France-Presse

SEOUL - South Korea and Indonesia will hold their first round of talks this week on forging a free trade pact, officials said Wednesday. Negotiators will meet in Jakarta on Thursday to discuss the scope and coverage of the pact and other issues, according to the trade ministry. South Korea already has a free trade agreement with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that includes Indonesia. “We need a separate bilateral pact with Indonesia to expand the volume of trade and the scope of openness,” a

ministry official told AFP. South Korea and Indonesia held three rounds of preliminary talks last year. In March President Lee MyungBak and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced the official launch of the talks. Indonesia is South Korea’s eighthlargest trading partner with bilateral trade worth $30.7 billion in 2011. South Korea’s shipments to Indonesia rose 52 percent from a year earlier to $13.56 billion last year. Export-dependent South Korea has already signed free trade deals with the United States, the European Union, India and several other nations.

ing to Chinese state media. Swan and Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang announced a new high-level dialogue between senior business leaders from Aus-

tralia and Hong Kong on RMB trade and investment. The dialogue will begin in Sydney next year with the backing of both governments, Swan said.

Spending on IT to hit $3.6 trillion this year

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SAN FRANCISCO - Industry tracker Gartner on Tuesday said that worldwide spending on information technology (IT) was on pace to hit $3.6 trillion this year despite trouble in the global economy. The revised estimate by Gartner projects that IT spending will be slightly more than previously expected, climbing three percent from the prior year’s tally. “While the challenges facing global economic growth persist -- the eurozone crisis, weaker US recovery, a slowdown in China -- the outlook has at least stabilized,” said Gartner research vice president Richard Gordon. “There has been little change in either business confidence or consumer sentiment in the past quarter, so the short-term outlook is for continued caution in

IT spending.” Investments in storing data or hosting computer services in the Internet “cloud” and in telecom equipment and services were bright spots in the growth outlook, according to Gartner. Companies were on track to spend a combined total of nearly $1.7 trillion on telecom services and $377 billion on telecom equipment in what would represent increases of 1.4 percent and 10.8 percent, respectively, from the prior year. Researchers expected spending on public cloud services to grow from $91 billion last year to $207 billion by the year 2016. “Business process as a service still accounts for the vast majority of cloud spending by enterprises, but other areas such as platform as a service, software as a service and infrastructure as a service are growing faster,” Gordon said.

When making a visit to the home of the kite owner, the kite made since two months ago indeed looked different from the other janggan kites. The commonplace janggan kites are of singleheaded eagle, but the kite made by the group was of the triple-headed dragon. Such triple-headed dragon kite had the body width of 6.40 meters and a

height of 8 meters. Meanwhile, the tail made of cloth reached 155 meters long. “Totally, the production cost of this kite reaches IDR 150 million,” he said. The fund was obtained from donor contributions. Even, the group consisting of 70 people looked for funds independently. The real fund spent totally amounted to IDR 40 million. In the

meantime, the remaining fund was spent for the accessories comprising the three masks with precious stones, leather and hair of horse tail. Its dragon masks were made of milkwood tree whose design was prepared by a mask artist from Mas, Wayan Muka, while the finishing was done by an artist from Puaya. The triple-headed dragon janggan kite was inspired by the dream experienced by the creator, Made Mega Reswija Putra. When wishing to make the kite, one night he dreamed of being searched by a triple-headed dragon. (dar)

Bali nonoil and gas goods export stabile Bali Post

DENPASAR - The export of non-oil and gas goods from Bali to South East Asian regions (ASEAN) relatively stable even though there’s a decrease to Malaysia and Philippines. Export to Singapore and Thailand gains foreign exchange up to USD 2.5 million to ASEAN countries this January-March 2012 as stated by Head of Export Section from Bali Trade and Industry Agency, Putu Bagiada, in Denpasar last Tuesday (10/7). It was stated the foreign exchange gain was due to the sales increasing every month which in January reached USD 756,000 while in March reached USD 1,000,000. Meanwhile to Thailand it reached USD 1,000,000 during this three months period, Malaysia with USD 998,000 and Singapore with USD 308,000. The non-oil and gas export from Bali were crafts that are being sold overseas which were brought to Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. By this, other overseas tourists can buy Balinese crafts from those three countries with competitive prices. This condition caused a realization of Bali’s foreign trades in ASEAN still stable moreover export to Thailand keep on increasing from USD 247,000 in January becoming USD 533,000 during March 2012. Meanwhile to Malaysia it decreased 40 percent reaching USD 248,000 by March 2012 when before its USD 414,000 in February. There are around eight ASEAN countries importing Balinese crafts. (kmb)

Jembrana officially becomes a member of PNLG

REGENT of Jembrana, I Putu Artha, witnessed by the President of Pemsea Network of Local Governments (PNLG), Pan Shijian, Sunday (Jul 9) of Korean time signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The signature also officially marked that Jembrana Regency had become the member of PNLG inaugurated by the President of PNLG in the 2012 EAS Congress in Changwon, Korea, taking place on July 8-10, 2012. Pan Shijian said that PNLG was an institution established to strengthen the capacities required by states and regions enabling the regions to become a state-owned

mechanism that covered a region, like the management of marine areas. PNLG had identified a number of key areas for development program, such as strengthening partnerships and regional mechanism for a higher level. In addition, it was also intended to carry out the national reform program including the sustainable program for coastal and marine areas into a social and economic development program, especially for the regions belonging to the PNLG members. Then, improving the Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) was intended as a framework for achieving the sustainable develop-

ment of coastal and waters area as well as promoting the knowledge, resources, experiences and potential areas. Not only that, added Pan Shijian, the PNLG also took advantage of the regional intellectual capital and human resources to address the policy and the economic, scientific, technical and social challenges for integrated management as well as sustainable use of coastal and maritime environments in the national and regional level. Besides, the development of ICM program replication also aimed at mobilizing investment and pollution abatement facilities. Most importantly, it was intended

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to speed up the implementation of pollution reduction program through demonstration, replication and scaling up of the innovative policies, economic instruments, financing mechanisms, technologies and practices to achieve the reduction of pollutants. “It is a great honor, Mr. Putu Artha, the Regent of Jembrana, has joined in the PNLG. We welcome it with open arm and at the same time I inaugurate his membership today,” said Pan Shijian before the Congress. As a new member, his party had prepared various facilitation programs for the development and improvement of the regional capacity of Jembrana.

In the meantime, the Regent of Jembrana, I Putu Artha, mentioned that his participation in the PNLG was an important measure for increasing the potential of the region and realizing the quality improvement of the public welfare of Jembrana. “We are very grateful to the President of PNLG who has provided us the opportunity for participating as a PNLG member,” said Regent Artha. Other than central government, provincial and regency government, the membership of PNLG through the Congress was also followed by non-government institutions such as private companies and academicians. (kmb)


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Edward Norman Myatt (R) of Australia attends his trial at a court in Denpasar on Bali island on July 11, 2012. Indonesian prosecutors have recommended a 15-year prison sentence for Myatt, who was arrested last February with 1.1 kg of hashish and seven grams of methamphetamine after allegedly attempting to smuggle them into the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

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DENPASAR - The case of tank ship owned by PT Sembilan Pilar (SP) Company that carried 84 tons of solar by KRI Weling 822 still going on. The investigation is now also being helped by Denpasar Police to look up the status of the ship as it was still as evidence to a similar case last February 2012 by Indonesia Police as confirmed by Head of Police, GPC Sunartha, last Tuesday (10/7). “The evidence is now placed at Denpasar Police as its incident happened in this region,” Sunartha stated. It was stated it seemed impossible to bring the evidence to Jakarta and so in here it is supervised while the case is being handled by Indonesia Police. When asked how did the evidence got used again, Sunartha stated did not know. “I will coordinate with our Criminal Research who has in contact with Indonesia Police Criminal Research on that. If there is any development, I will announce it,” Sunartha told reporters. (kmb21)

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DENPASAR - Regional Military Commando Commander (Kodam) IX/Udayana at last for the first time given to a Balinese named Indonesian Army General Major Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, replacing General Major Leonard, starting last Tuesday (10/7). Accompanied by his wife, he was welcomed by beleganjur gamelan and Hanoman dance which is also attended by officers of the military. to all the people to keep Bali safe, receiving suggestions from anyone in guarding Indonesia and Kodam Udayana’s responsible areas. “I’m asking all the people here to build and keep Bali safe which so it will produce much better generals in the future,” Tenaya stated. (kmb21)

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Regional Military Commando Commander (Kodam) IX/Udayana at last for the first time given to a Balinese named Indonesian Army General Major Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, replacing General Major Leonard, starting last Tuesday (10/7).

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Japan protests Chinese ships’ entry into waters near disputed isles

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TOKYO - Japan lodged a protest with China on Wednesday against the entry of Chinese patrol ships into waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, an issue that has long been a cause of friction between Asia’s two biggest economies. Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said three Chinese fishery patrol ships entered waters near the uninhabited islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. The islands, claimed Beijing and Tokyo as well as Taipei, are located near rich fishing grounds and potentially huge oil and gas

reserves. Japan said last week it was considering a plan to buy the islands from private landowners instead of letting the nationalist governor of Tokyo go ahead with a similar plan, a move diplomatic experts said may have been intended to dampen tensions but which risked backfiring and sending Sino-Japanese ties

into a deep chill. “It is clear that the Senkaku islands are inherently Japanese territory from a historical point of view and in terms of international law and that they are under the effective control of Japan,” Fujimura told a news conference. The three Chinese ships later left the waters but two of them were still sailing in the contiguous zone as of 10:30 a.m. (0130 GMT), with Japanese patrol ships keeping close watch, he said. China’s official Xinhua news agency said the patrol vessels had entered the waters “to carry out a

fishery protection mission in our exclusive economic zone” and repeated that the islands and surrounding waters have been Chinese territory since ancient times. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, a conservative who has shifted Japan’s diplomacy back toward a focus on U.S. security ties after his ruling Democratic Party’s brief flirtation with a more Asiacentered stance, said on Saturday that the central government was considering buying the isles. His comments came months after outspoken Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara first floated his

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First time, Military Commander IX/Udayana a Balinese

Tenaya stated he is very thankful to be able to work in his origin after 31 working as an on land army at Special Commando Troops (Kopassus). For that he is willing to keep the security stability of Kodam Udayana’s responsibility covering Bali, West and East Nusa Tenggara. He stated he is opened

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Baby giant panda born in Tokyo zoo dies

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TOKYO - A baby giant panda born last week at a Tokyo zoo died of pneumonia on Wednesday, according to park officials who had initially hailed the birth as rare success for Japan’s captive breeding programme. The unnamed infant, Ueno zoo’s first baby panda born in 24 years and its only one conceived from natural sexual intercourse, succumbed to the illness just a week after its birth sparked excitement across Japan. The zoo said keepers found the baby lying on its back against its mother Shin Shin’s stomach. “They administered a cardiac massage and other treatment, but unfortunately they confirmed its death at 8:30 am (2330 GMT),” it said. Shin Shin and her mate Ri Ri were leased from China last year to the zoo operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan government at an annual cost of about one million dollars. The baby was hailed in China, which has sometimes hostile relations with neighbouring Japan. “The giant pandas are messengers of friendship,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said in response to news of the birth last week. “We hope that people-to-people sentiment and overall relations between China and Japan can be promoted because of the birth of the cub.” China is famed for its “panda diplomacy”, using the bears as diplomatic gifts to other countries. About 1,600 remain in the wild in China, with some 300 others in captivity worldwide -- mostly in China. As many as 16 giant pandas have been born in Japan, according to reports.

own scheme for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to purchase three of the islands, currently privately owned by Japanese nationals and leased to the central government, to “protect” them from Chinese maritime incursions. Ties between the giant Asian neighbors, long plagued by Beijing’s bitter memories of Japan’s past militarism and by rivalry over resources and regional clout, plummeted in 2010 after Japan detained the skipper of a Chinese trawler whose boat collided with two Japanese patrol ships near the islands.

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In this July 9, 2012 file photo released by the Ueno Zoological Park Society, Shin Shin, a 7-year-old giant panda, holds her newly born baby, center, in her cage at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. The zoo said the six-day old baby panda died of pneumonia Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

BOSTON - A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol with large, remote-controlled model airplanes packed with explosives has agreed to plead guilty, authorities said on Tuesday. Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to request a 17-year sentence for Rezwan Ferdaus on charges that he attempted to damage and destroy a federal building, and attempted to provide material support to terrorists. Ferdaus, 26, of Ashland, Massachusetts, earlier pleaded not guilty to a total of six charges after his arrest in September 2011 after an undercover FBI investigation. In exchange for the guilty plea, the government will dismiss the remaining charges. A U.S. citizen and a physics graduate from Northeastern University, Ferdaus was arrested after an FBI investigation during which he requested and took delivery of explosives, three grenades and six assault rifles from undercover FBI agents. At the time of his arrest, Ferdaus had obtained one remotecontrolled aircraft, a scale model of a U.S. Navy F-86 Sabre fighter jet about the size of a picnic table, which he kept in a storage locker rented under a false name. Authorities said the public was never in danger from the explosives and weapons, which they said were always under the control of federal officials during the sting operation. The government had previously alleged that Ferdaus told undercover agents of his plans to commit acts of violence against the United States by decapitating its “military center” and killing “kafirs,” an Arabic term meaning nonbelievers. In 2010, already under surveillance, Ferdaus allegedly supplied 12 mobile phones rigged as electrical switches for improvised explosive devices to FBI agents whom he believed to be members of or recruiters for al Qaeda. Ferdaus’ attorneys suggested during a bail hearing in November that their client had mental health issues, and that his attack plan was “fantasy.”


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New VuittonKusama collection is a frenzy of dots Associated Press

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These sketches obtained July 10, 2012 courtesy of Ralph Lauren shows Ralph Lauren Closing Ceremony Parade Uniforms and Village Wear for the upcoming London 2012 US Olympic and Paralympic teams.

Berets top off Ralph Lauren uniforms for US team

NEW YORK — French fashion house Louis Vuitton is again putting a bit of Japanese culture on the arms of its customers. The brand, best known for leather goods, was to formally unveil Tuesday a new collection created in collaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs. The theme is bold, graphic polka dots — a signature of the artist — offered in a frenzied series of sizes and colors. Jacobs and Kusama started with inspiration of “obsession and seriality,” according to a company statement. The dots cover shoes, handbags, shirts, skirts and sunglasses, among other items. Jacobs met Kusama in 2006. He is an avid art collector and was a fan of Kusama’s sculptures and paintings. “The obsessive character and the innocence of her artwork touch me,” Jacobs said. In honor of the new products, Louis Vuitton created a splashy display for the brand’s flagship Manhattan store on Fifth Avenue that pays homage to three Kusama motifs: “Beginning of the Universe,” ‘’Eternal Blooming Flowers in My Mind” and “Self-Obliteration.” The building facade is wrapped in a pattern of dots. The timing of the product launch and building installation coincides with the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new exhibition of Kusama’s work.

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The US Olympic team will step out with Gallic-like berets at the opening of the London games, as part of their crisp uniforms designed by Ralph Lauren. Women’s soccer player Heather Mitts and men’s fencing competitor Time Morehouse modeled the looks on NBC television’s “Today” program on Tuesday ahead of the July 27 start of the world’s biggest sporting event. Lauren, the official outfitter of the US Olympic and Paralympic teams, is giving the entire team blue blazers -- double-breasted for the men -- with the official team patch and the designer’s

signature pony motif. They’ll be matched with cream skirts and trousers, and topped with navy berets accented with red and white stripes. “It’s a privilege to play a part in the London games and the celebrate the achievements of these premier athletes as they represent our nation on the world’s biggest stage,” said David Lauren, Ralph Lauren’s executive vice president for marketing and the designer’s

A turquoise ring once belonging to British classics author Jane Austen sold at auction for 152,450 pounds ($236,557) this week, more than five times its pre-sale estimate, Sotheby’s said on Tuesday. The gold ring, featuring an oval turquoise gemstone, generated a battle between eight bidders and was eventually bought by an anonymous private collector over the phone, the auction house said. “Jane Austen’s simple and modest ring is a wonderfully intimate and evocative posses-

sion. The price achieved today and the huge level of interest it has generated, is a remarkable testament to the author’s enduring appeal and her place at the heart of our literary and cultural heritage,” Dr. Gabriel Heaton, Sotheby’s manuscripts specialist, said in a statement. Austen is one of Britain’s most famous authors of the 19th century who captured the nuances of English gentry in novels such as “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility,” which have become classics in English literature. Last year, the earliest surviv-

ing Austen manuscript, a handwritten draft of a book that was never published, sold for $1.6 million at a Sotheby’s auction. Other items in the auctioneer’s English literature, history, children’s books and illustrations sale included early editions of works by William Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte and Geoffrey Chaucer, water colors by Beatrix Potter and letters from Jonathan Swift. The auction generated more than 1.5 million pounds ($2.4 million), with many of the items selling above their pre-sale estimates, Sotheby’s said.

Bali toll road project to be completed in 2013

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son, in a statement. Lauren has previously introduced its outfits for the closing ceremony and for day-to-day wear by the US team in the Olympic Village, inspired by the sartorial flavor of 1948 when the British capital last hosted the games. He also designed the US team outfits for the Beijing summer games in 2008 and the Vancouver winter games in 2010.

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NUSA DUA - PT Jasa Marga Bali Tol (JBT) construction of the 8.5 kilometer Nusa DuaNgurah Ray-Benoa toll road project will be completed as scheduled in 2013.

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PT Jasa Marga Bali Tol (JBT) construction of the 8.5 kilometer Nusa DuaNgurah Ray-Benoa toll road project will be completed as scheduled in 2013.

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Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama waves in front of the windows of Vuitton’s flagship store for the unveiling of a new collaborative collection by Vuitton and creative designer Marc Jacobs in New York, Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

“Construction of the project started in March 2012 and it is to be completed in April 2013,” JBT President Director Akhmad Tito Karim said. Bad weather hampered shipment of building materials from Java across the Bali strait , but Akhmad said he is confident that the project would be completed as scheduled. Not all of the building materials needed for the projects have to be brought in from Java, he said, adding some of the materials are available in Bali. Sea transport has been hampered almost in all parts of the country with swelling sea waves and strong winds that have claimed a number of lives. JBT which has been named to build the project is a consortium of a number of state ccompanies such as highway corporation PT Jasa Marga, airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I and seaport operator Pelindo III.

Denpasar needs more dump trucks

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DENPASAR - The Denpasar provincial government needs more dump trucks for its sanitary department to efficiently dispose of the city’s trash. “We actually need 90 trucks for optimal cleaning, but the fact is we only have 35 vehicles that can be used feasibly,” Denpasar Park and Sanitary Department officer

Dewa Anom Sayoga said. He stated that Kota Denpasar produced about 2,700 cubic metres of waste per day on average, so the cleaning staff were overworked because of the limited number of dump trucks. “We determined the number [of trucks required] based on the volume of waste in the landfills at Suwung, Denpasar. Every

day, the drivers have to go back and forth four times because of the limited number of trucks,” Dewa explained. He noted that 12 out of the 35 trucks were provided by the Bali government. “The local government plans to add 10 more dump trucks, which will be bought by using the regional budget of Kota Denpasar,” Dewa said.

Indonesia to announce itself knowledge hubs

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DENPASAR - Indonesia will become a world scientific center that could share its experience in development with the developing South-South countries, a minister said. “Indonesia will announce and declare itself a Knowledge Hubs and would share its experience with other developing countries,” Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the state minister for national development planning. Armida told delegates in the South-South

meeting here on Tuesday that Indonesia could share its experience in sectors of development, democracy, government administration, peace development and macro economy and financial management. She said Indonesia is considered successful in economic development, elimination of poverty through the program of community empowerment. The country also succeeded in mitigating and overcoming disasters, maintaining strong

food resilience and in development of human resources, she added. She said Indonesia has grown in status into a middle income emerging country. “The country is no longer only as recipient of aid from donor countries but itself has become a donor in the three sectors,” she said. The conference opened earlier today by Vice President Boediono is attended by 300 delegates from 46 countries that will discuss development of the world scientific centers.


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Rice mill ventures raise the rice price Bali Post

DENPASAR - A number of rice mill ventures in Jembrana recently admitted to have difficulty in obtaining raw materials of grain. The grain production at the farmer level had fallen sharply in Jembrana in recent times, so that it had an impact on the rice production of the rice mills. The decline in grain production was caused by long drought, so that no longer massive harvest occurred. Many rice mill owners revealed on Tuesday (Jul 10) that their rice production diminished significantly where they could usually operate two units of milling machines in a day, but these days only one machine. Ketut Sukadana, one of the rice mill owners, admitted the difficulty to obtain grains as many farmlands in Jembrana faced a drought. Such condition highly affected the grain production. He said the most grains obtained did not fully contain. Within the past three months, the decline in grain production averagely reached 15 percent. In his rice mill, the decline reached about 40 tons per day. “As usual, my mill is capable of producing up to 60 tons per day, now it only reaches 20 tons,” he explained. In normal condition without decline in the grain

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production, the rice mill was capable of producing 30-40 tons of rice per day. However, due to decline in raw materials, it only produced 15 tons per day. Of the two units of milling machine available, only one was operated. Moreover, it was only operated for half a day because of limited stock of grains. Reduction in the rice production practically caused the price hike of rice at the level of milling factory. According to Sukadana, since early this July, the price of rice rose around 25 percent. “Aside from the decline in grain production, the drought also caused the grain coming to the milling factory to have inferior quality. A lot of grains are vacant so they automatically have an impact on the price of rice,” he said. (kmb26)

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A number of rice mill ventures in Jembrana recently admitted to have difficulty in obtaining raw materials of grain.

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He has many experiences in key position of management for resorts and hotels in Asia Pasific region. His last position was General Manager for Phant Tiet Beach Resort, Vietnam. Mr. Kristian Kuntadi, Managing Director of PHM Hospitality said: “We are pleased to have Mr. Stephen Jennings on board. We are confident that with his rich knowledge and experiences at Operations and Sales, he will surely maximize the team dynamic and share his experiences to improve performance of THE HAVEN Seminyak to be most preferred resort hotel in Bali.” Apart from that, with the prospect of PHM Hospitality and its development in Indonesia, and in addition to more projects to come as well as the success story of the two brands managed by PHM Hospitality, THE HAVEN and THE 1O1 and its properties in Seminyak and Legian, Bali; proudly announced that soon we will reveal our

third brand, THE BnB, the new evolution of ‘Urban Budget Hotels’ and first property will be in Jakarta, added Mr. Kuntadi. THE HAVEN Seminyak, a Four-Star Deluxe Resort, is a pioneering lifestyle accommodation in Bali offering a distinctive resort with 3 in 1 concept of hotel, suite, and villa consist of 96 hotel rooms, 60 suite rooms, as well as 7 units of pool villas. THE HAVEN Seminyak is in walking distance of Bali’s hippest night, boutiques, restaurants, and the island’s famous beach, Double Six. THE HAVEN Seminyak reveals a promise of real serenity ambience for all business and leisure travelers without losing its characteristic lifestyle. The residence architecture is shaped in particular by Asian contemporary design and décor to create a far away home feeling, offering a real holiday experience while enjoying the Naturally Elegant services and the uniqueness of its character destination.

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Mr. Kristian Kuntadi, Managing Director of PHM Hospitality (left) is welcoming Mr. Stephen Jennings.

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Rice plants attacked by tungro

Farmers at Subak Gelgel, Klungkung, set to scream because tens of hectares of their farmland were at risk of crop failure.

SEMINYAK - PHM Hospitality is proud to announce and welcome Mr. Stephen Jennings as new General Manager for THE HAVEN Seminyak. Mr. Jennings who holds Australian nationality brings with him over twenty years of experiences in Hospitality and Catering industry with a strong background in Sales and Marketing, Room Division, as well as Food and Beverages.

SEMARAPURA - Farmers at Subak Gelgel, Klungkung, set to scream because tens of hectares of their farmland were at risk of crop failure. It happened because the tungro attack was getting more ferocious. The leaves of a number of newly planted rice had been turning yellow. As observation in the field on Tuesday (Jul 10), the worst condition was seen along the road of Minggir village leading to Jumpai. A number of farmlands planted with rice on the roadside looked to turn yellow whereas they were just 21 days old. The paddy plant did not grow normally. Their leaves had yellowed. Even, several leaves had been falling. One of the farmers at Subak Gelgel,

Klungkung, Nyoman Mudia, when met at location, said that the yellowing rice plants were caused by tungro attack. It was getting more ferocious and difficult to address whereas farmers had sprayed the plants with pesticides. He also denied if the yellowing condition happened due to lack of water. Even, according to Mudia, his subak territory never lacked of water. “It was not caused by lack of water. But, it was triggered by insect attack, including Xoo,” he said. On seeing the condition of yellowing rice, Mudia from Tangkas village estimated the harvest yields would not be normal. It happened because the condition of rice planted by farmers had been damaged as attacked by tungro. Against this problem, he

just hoped the relevant government agency could come down to check it so the attack would not be widespread in the territory of Subak Gelgel. The Head of Klungkung Agriculture, Plantation and Forestry Agency, Wayan Muliartha, when asked for his confirmation related to the rice condition at Subak Gelgel claimed to have not received any report. However, to ensure the information he claimed to promptly go down to the field to check it. The insect attack to paddy plants of farmers might happen as the result of chemical substance or lack of one of the chemical substances. “Yes, we’ll check it first tomorrow to the field because so far there has been no report to us,” said Muliartha. (kmb)

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30 Jun Tumpek Landep. Pura Pasek Gelgel Pedungan Denpasar Selatan. Pura Agung Pasek Tangun Titi kaler Tabanan Pura Agung Pasek Silamadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Kediri Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuning Barat Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling Sengguan Singapadu. Pura Kawitan Arya Wang Bang Pinatih Peguyangan Singaraja Pura Bhujangga Weisnawa Tegalcangkring Jembrana. Pura taman Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Penataran Pande Dalem Batur Jati Banjar Pandean Mengwi Pura Dalem Pingit Br, Taro Kaje Tegalalang Pura dadia Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Selat Sukasada Buleleng Pura Batur Arya Warih Kepaon Cengolo Sudimara Tabanan Pura Ida ratu Pande Besakih Mr. Pasek Toh Jiwa Tangungtiti Pura Penataran Pande Kusamba Klungkung Pura Penataran Agung Pinatih Desa Tulikup Gianyar. 1 Jul Redite Umanis Ukir Sangah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar. 3 Jul Purnama Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Gunung Kuripan Lombok. Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati Pura Amrta Jati Kompleks ALRI Pangkalan Jati Cinere Jakarta Selatan Pura Jagatnatha Kota Singaraja Pura Dang Hyang Tulus Dewa Desa Apuan-Susut-Bangli Pura Jagatdhita Selong-Lombok Timur Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Gobleg-Banjar Buleleng Pura Puseh Batur Kintamani Pr. Asah (Alas Harum) Dusun Batur Kintamani Pura Dalem Kedewatan Celuk-Sukawati Pura Agung Mandara Giri Gunung Semeru-Lumajang Jawa Timur Pura Pengubengan Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah-Batur Kintamani Mr. Agung Puser Jagat Meranting Batu Kanding-Nusa Penida Pura Nuansa Udayana, Kori Nuansa Jimbaran Pura Tianyar Pikat, Dawan Klungkung 4 Jul Buda Wage Ukir Pura Pasar Agung Besakih

Pura Pasek Bendesa Pasar Badung Legian Kuta Pura Gede Gunung Agung Dukuh Munggu Badung Hyang Agung Pura Ibuwanasari Tegal Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Perancak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Selat Kerobokan Badung. Pura Kekeran Langit Sading Mengwi 10 Jul Anggar Kasih Kulantir Pura Penataran Tangkas Sukawati Pura Dalem Lagan Bebalang Bangli Pura Puseh Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Penulisan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Gaduh Sanding Pura Dalem Gandamayu Klungkung Pura Sanghyang Tegal Banjar Taro Kaja Tegalalang 11 Jul Buda Umanis Kulantir. Pura Pasek Tangkas kaler Tabanan. Pura Gaduh Benoh Ubung Denpasar 15 Jul Redite Keliwon Tolu. Pura Dalem Alas Harum Banjar Tegal Kepuh 16 Jul Soma Umanis Tolu Pura Puseh/Balai Agung Ubung Kupang Penebel Tabanan Pura Kawitan Sakula Gotra, Pasung Grigih Pura Bhujangga Rsi-Tambak Bayuh Pura Paibon Tangkas Kori Agung Banjar Ceningan Kangin Pura Batu Madeg Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Penatih Banjar Saba Penatih. 18 Jul Buda Pon Tolu Pura Catur, Buwana Sanding Tampaksiring 19 Jul Wraspati Wage Tolu Pura Peninjoan Besakih. 25 Jul Buda Keliwon Gumbreg Pura Pasek Gelgel Kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Desa Guwang Sukawati Merajan Pasek Ketewel Ketewel Merajan Pangeran Tangkas Kuro Agung Jeroan Sading Pura Dalem Setra Batu Nunggul Swana Nusa Penida

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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NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey is getting a tribute from Alicia Keys. Keys announced Tuesday that her organization, Keep a Child Alive, will honor Winfrey at its Black Ball event on Nov. 1. Key says in a statement that the media mogul is “a personal inspiration to me because her philanthropic work truly comes from the heart.”

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This May 17, 2011 file photo shows singer Alicia Keys, left, and Oprah Winfrey during a taping of “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,” in Chicago. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, file

Guitarist Slash honored with Hollywood star Guns N’ Roses guitar legend Slash was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday -- with fellow former hell-raiser Charlie Sheen joining those paying tribute.

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The British-American musician said the award was particularly fitting because he went to school nearby, and spent his formative years on Hollywood Boulevard dreaming of becoming a rock star like Led Zeppelin. “This is a really special acknowledgement... it’s the coolest thing you could ever get,” he said as hundreds of fans gathered for the ceremony outside Hard Rock Cafe, just along from the world-famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. “I’m such a part of this scenery. I went to school here, and started playing guitar here, literally 100 yards down the street... I got a very technicolor education up here,” added the guitarist, who was born in London. Sheen, who has had his own battles with drugs and alcohol over the years, joked that the first time he met the guitarist, “I was so excited I called him ‘Smash.’” “It’s quite fitting that Slash is getting a star on the very street that Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on,” he added, referring to Slash’s long-time rivalry with his former bandmate. “This man here, through his music and through his person, through his compassion, has changed the way that I look at the world forever. That can only happen through true artistry.” Following the ceremony, the 46-year-old musician -- real name Saul Hudson, born to a British father and an African-American mother -- posed for photos with his wife Perla Ferrar and their two sons. After quitting Guns N’ Roses in the mid-1990s, the guitarist had success with other bands, including Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet Revolver, before embarking on a solo career. While a typical rock wildman in his early heyday, Slash has been clean and sober for several years, and has even reportedly stopped smoking. But Sheen recalled their hell-raising years together, joking that Slash’s Hollywood star “is going to be stepped on more than the coke we did in the 80s.”

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To boost the cruise ship and tourist visits to Bali, Benoa Harbor is being prepared to become a turnaround port scheduled to start later this year. General Manager of Pelindo III Benoa, Iwan Sabatini, said the development was estimated to cost IDR 2 billion and expected to give multiplier effect to Bali tourism.

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DENPASAR - To boost the cruise ship and tourist visits to Bali, Benoa Harbor is being prepared to become a turnaround port scheduled to start later this year. General Manager of Pelindo III Benoa, Iwan Sabatini, said the development was estimated to cost IDR 2 billion and expected to give multiplier effect to Bali tourism. Iwan Sabatini stated that Benoa Harbor had been dropped in by cruise ships, but it was not optimal because only used as a transit point. In the future development, the government targeted the Benoa Harbor could become a turnaround port for cruise ships visiting Indonesia like the harbor in Singapore or Australia. As a turnaround port, there would be passenger turnover in the harbor. So far, the Benoa Harbor just served as transit point so that it could not attract many tourists and cruise ships. “In accordance with the market demand and direction of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Benoa Harbor should be ready to be-

come a turnaround port. So far, it only serves as a destination port where there was no passenger turnover. But when having become a turnaround port there will be passenger turnover pursuant to the market or cruise demand,” he said. Iwan added that to become a turnaround port, a lot of things should be prepared ranging from the office of immigration, customs, quarantine, X-ray scanner and other things related to the arrival of foreigners. Such preparation was estimated to cost an investment of IDR 2 billion. Estimated, in December 2012 the Benoa Harbor could be a turnaround port. Continued on page 6

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DENPASAR - Bali’s tourism keep on developing yet in the other side agriculture sector that supports tourism sector keep on disadvantaged due to being ignored by the government what’s more even sacrificing agriculture. “There should be a master plan in developing Bali so it can be planned that tourism development synergized with agriculture

and not killing each other,” tourism expert and worker, Bagus Sudibya, stated last Tuesday (10/7). This Vice Head of Association of Travel Agency (Asita) stated that the culture tourism that has been brought up by Bali yet instead it became a jargon as its implementation is zero. Sudibya stated culture tourism is actually tourism based on agriculture because we are based on that culture. Continued on page 6


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