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Australian tourists look at the Bali bombing memorial as they pay their respect to victims who were killed in terrorists’ attacks on two nightclubs in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 to mark the 9th anniversary of the 2002 bombings that killed 202 people.
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Denpasar – The commemoration of the ﬁrst Bali Bombing Tragedy which is entering the ninth year was held on the ofﬁce of Australian Consul in Renon, on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Australian Ambassador for Indonesia, Greg Moriarty, stated that to commemorate the tragedy, praying was held by the consul.
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The event was joined by Australian in Bali and some of the families of the victim of the Bali Bombing tragedy. “Let’s us gather here to commemorate the one whose life is changing due to the bomb tragedy,” Greg said. The event was also held to the survivors of the tragedy and also the ofﬁcers and volunteers who risk their life to help the victims.
In his opening speech, Greg stated that the tragedy which happened in Legian killed 202 people. However he is convince that terrorism will not rule Indonesia and no one must live in fear. “We are quite certain that terrorism will not happen again in Indonesia. We all must try to forget it and to prevent it from happening,” he said.
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JAKARTA — An Indonesian militant accused of making the explosives used in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people claims he opposed the nightclub attacks. Umar Patek was captured on Jan. 25 in Abbottabad, the same town in Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was killed months later. He was returned home to stand trial.
Patek said that his role in the bombings has been overplayed. Patek said he told the mastermind of the attack, Imam Samudra, it made more sense to wage holy war in Pakistan, where Muslims were under direct attack. He said the plans were already in the ﬁnal stages and there was “no way” to call them off. Indonesia, a predominantly Muslim nation, has been hit by a string of terrorist attacks since 2002.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Bali News Fish stock decrease DQGâ€ŤŰ‹â€ŹVKHUPHQPLVVLQJ Bunutan ďŹ shermen held Ngaturang Pakelem Amlapura (Bali Post) â€“
A bird seller is using a mask.
Bird seller use facial mask To prevent the spread of bird ďŹ‚u Tabanan (Bali Post) â€“
7KHDSSHDUDQFHRIDQRWKHUELUGĂ€XSDQGHPLFGLGQÂśWDIIHFW7DEDQDQELUGPDUNHWVZLWK VWLOOQRUPDOGHPDQGDQGUHODWLYHSULFHZKLFKIRUYLOODJHFKLFNHQV,'5SHU ZKROHFKLFNHQFXWFKLFNHQV,'5SHUFXWDQGGXFNV,'5<HWVHOOHUV DUHDZDUHRIWKHVLWXDWLRQDQGVRWKH\VWDUWZHDULQJPDVNV According to Ketut Nica (55) bird seller at Bajera Market, Selemadeg, last Tuesday (11/10) birds demands depend on its season. If its ceremonies season the price could go up doubling the normal condition of 100 chickens/ducks per day. The birds usually came from local breeders and so its health has been supervised.
Even though itâ€™s a bit expensive, the quality of the birds is guaranteed and better. â€œIn here thereâ€™s none that we take from outside area. All is local,â€? Nica explained. (YHQWKHELUGĂ€XLVZRUU\LQJ Nica is sure that the birds sold here are relatively healthy as sellers routinely do vaccination and cage spraying to their birds
also wearing maskers. With still normal demands, sellers are not taking risk stocking in big numbers. They are worried with WKHELUGĂ€XDURXQGWKHPDUNHW would go down as experienced before. Nica hoped this bird Ă€XFDVHZLOOEHWDFNOHGDQGVR bird markets will keep going also not threatened to lose its customers.XGL
Online vehicle license extension stuck, services delayed Singaraja (Bali Post)
Hundreds of vehicles owners who were going to pay their taxes at %XOHOHQJ8QLWV2IÂżFHODVW7XHVGD\ (11/10) got its service delayed due to online equipment got stuck or hanged, causing a very long queue. ,QIRUPDWLRQIURPWKHRIÂżFHVWDWHG the situation did cause frustration to the public yet luckily the situation got handled quickly so services
have gone normal again. +HDGRI%XOHOHQJ3ROLFH7UDIÂżF Regiden Section, First Inspector 1\RPDQ$GLNDFRQÂżUPHGRIWKH situation. It was said the disturbance was an entry data that was not accepted by the computer during a receipt printing of a vehicle tax. The disturbance happened less than 30 minutes and after that it went normal again. Adika mentioned
if the disturbance got longer, the RIÂżFHZLOOGRLWPDQXDOO\$WOHDVW 600-700 vehicles owners come to WKH RIÂżFH WR SD\ WKHLU WD[ HYHU\ day and so if there are any delays it will cause a very long queue. â€œWe agreed if in 20 minutes it still disturbing we will use the manual way. Yet before 20 minutes, the technician managed to solve it,â€? Adika explained. NPE
Fishermen in Banjar Lean and Banjar Banyuning, Bunutan Village, Abang, Karangasem held a ngelarXQJSDNHOHP RUVDFULÂżFHDWVHJDUD (beach/sea) ceremony on the time of the fourth full moon last Tuesday (11/10) afternoon. The ceremony in Lean Beach according to Head Committee, Nyoman Patri, was to hope God in its manifestation as sea conqueror, Batara Baruna, for grace and prosperity remembering ÂżVKHUPHQLQFRPHVKDYHJRQHGRZQ GUDVWLFDOO\ GXH WR QR ÂżVK DURXQG WR FDWFKDOVRPDQ\ÂżVKHUPHQKDYHJRQH missing not known to have drown or KRZZKLOHJRQHÂżVKLQJDVDQXPEHU of wives and children lost their father
and husband. The fishermen got confused to what has happened and so asked for Godâ€™s direction through a spiritualist. )URPLWLWZDVVDLGÂżVKHUPHQWKHUH shouldnâ€™t just take whatâ€™s in the sea but also to routinely held ngaturang pakelem as they havenâ€™t done it in a long time. Other spiritualist they came to also almost gave the same direction and so they responded to this. Patri stated lately with the ngaturang pakelem catur rebah with hewan manca VDWRLVKHOGODWHO\WKHÂżVKLQJUHVXOWV KDYH JRQH XS %XQXWDQ ÂżJXUH ,OXK Purnaminingsih stated in Lean itself WKHUH DUH KXQGUHGV RI ÂżVKHUPHQ LQ eight groups. First group, Ista Dewata, will lead this ceremony.
Australian boy involved in marijuana offense
Family asks to detain him in Benoa Police Denpasar (Bali Post)â€”
Investigators of Narcotics Directorate of Bali Police are still continuing to explore the Australian underage boy with initial L Mss, 14, in alleged posVHVVLRQRIPDULMXDQD+RZHYHUWKHUHKDGEHHQQRVLJQLÂżFDQWGHYHORSPHQW related to the results of investigation. Only, family of the boy desired that the suspect could be detained in Benoa Police. The investigator did not know for sure what the purpose of such desire was. Desire of the suspectâ€™s family was rejected by the investigators because the location requested was not appropriate. Not only in the Benoa Police, but all locations did not comply with the requirements. â€œWe have checked all the locations. Yet, none of those meet the requirement with his status as child detainee. For a while, the suspect remained in detention room of Bali Police,â€? said Narcotics Director of Bali Police, Mulyadi, Tuesday (Oct 11). According to Mulyadi, the request of suspectâ€™s family in order their child could be detained in Benoa Police was judged unrepresentative. Thus, the suspect would consistently be detained in the Bali Police. However, he would be provided with special treatment. For example, the suspect would be separated from adult prisoners and could be accompanied by parents. â€œIf becoming available, we will surely move him. However, having been checked all rooms had been occupied,â€? he explained to reporters of AMMTC, Nusa Dua. Regarding the investigation against the suspect, said Mulyadi, so far his party was still in the process of investigation. However, he targeted the case RIVXVSHFWFRXOGEHTXLFNO\KDQGHGRYHUWRMXGLFLDU\RIÂżFH3UREDEO\KHFRQtinued, it could be accomplished within this week. â€?Weâ€™ve been coordinating ZLWKWKHMXGLFLDU\RIÂżFH7KHSUREOHPLVWKDWLWVKRXOG EH FRPSOHWHGZLWK documents like the examination result of correction agency (BAPAS), urine test and psychiatric test,â€? he said. Asked about the desire of Australian government in order the suspect could be returned home to his parents and rehabilitated, Mulyadi did not answer it. However, he explained if the Ambassador of Australia had come several times to headquarters of Bali Police just to know the condition of the suspect. â€œThey respect the law in Indonesia. They came to Bali Police for making coordination and would like to know about the development of investigation against the suspect,â€? he said. NPE
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To avert bird ďŹ‚u
Breeders urged to implement independent measures Denpasar (Bali Post)â€”
Taman Ayun temple, one of the tourism detsination waiting for the ratiďŹ cation from UNESCO
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)RXUGHVWLQDWLRQDUHDVLQ%DOLLQFOXGLQJWKHDUHDRI-DWLOXZLK7DPDQ$\XQ7HPSOH3DNHULVDQ :DWHUVKHGDQG8OXQ'DQX%DWXU7HPSOHDUHZDLWLQJIRUDVVHVVPHQWODWHUWKLVPRQWK7KHIRXU GHVWLQDWLRQVDUHDVFHUWDLQHGWRDFKLHYHWKHWLWOHRI:RUOG&XOWXUDO+HULWDJH The Head of Center for National Archaeological Research and Development, Human Resources Development, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Bambang Sulistyanto, stated to be optimistic if the four proposed sites in Bali could meet the requirements of UNESCO to be the world cultural heritage. â€œAt least, one of the proposed sites could become the world cultural heritage,â€? said Dr. Bambang Sulistyanto in the dialogue entitled â€˜Sudamala Culture,â€™ Monday (Oct 10). If the four proposed sites accepted, the UNESCO would provide assistance if the sites or heritages turned damaged or undesirable things happened to them. â€œLater on, though the entire responsibility is in the world organization, the site legally remains to belong to this country,â€? he said. Bambang explained that there were currently only three cultural relics becoming the world heritage in Indonesia. They were
the site of Sangiran Ancient Human, Borobudur and Prambanan. According to him, to become the world heritage, to his knowledge, there were 10 requirements that should be met by the site or the proposed cultural heritage. â€œSome of the requirements are the site has to contain the wonders of all time and the existence of traditions preserved from ancient times until now,â€? he said. Bambang added, there should be a good management plan as well as WKHRIÂżFLDOJRYHUQLQJERG\VRWKDW it could account for and oversee the site. Consultant of the World Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Prof. Stephen, stated that Jatiluwih was FXUUHQWO\ DZDLWLQJ ÂżQDO DVVHVVment to be crowned as the World Cultural Heritage. â€œI personally believe that Jatiluwih comply with and is worthy becoming the world cultural heritage site,â€? he said. He said that a number of processes had been passed through by Jatiluwih for this process. Ac-
cording to him, the assessor of the UNESCO was currently comparing WKHGDWDWRUHDOLW\LQWKHÂżHOGÂł$W the moment, it just needs waiting for the process of comparison of the data to reality,â€? he said. According to him, many things could be enjoyed by people at Jatiluwih after the destination was crowned as the world cultural heritage site. He cited the Angkor Wat Temple in Thailand. â€œEvery tourist visiting the object should pay up to USD 40. Just imagine if Jatiluwih can do the same thing. Of course, it will have a great impact on the economic life of local people,â€? he said. Meanwhile, the Secretary of the Management Board of Bali Cultural Heritage, Wayan Alit Artha Wiguna, said his party did not want if only one site could be accepted as the world cultural heritage. â€œWe do hope the four proposed sites could be accepted, not just one. The four are integrated sites functioning for the surrounding region,â€? he said. SDU
7KHELUGĂ€XRXWEUHDNVLQ%DOLFODLPLQJWKHOLYHVRIWZRFKLOGUHQ from Antugan Hamlet, Jehem Village, Tembuku, Bangli, must be addressed independently with preventive measures by the public, especially the poultry farmers. To counteract the spread of H5N1 YLUXV FDXVLQJ WKH ELUG Ă€X SHRSOH VKRXOG KDYH WKH DZDUHQHVV WR impound livestock poultry including spraying them by disinfectant in cages on regular basis. Âł)DUPHUVDUHREOLJHGWRDQWLFLSDWHWKHELUGĂ€XHDUO\E\LPSRXQGing their poultry livestock such as chickens, ducks and others. Cage and the surrounding environment should also be cleaned up and sprayed with disinfectant or detergent water on a regular basis,â€? said the Head of the Bali Livestock Agency, Putu Sumantra, to Bali Post on Tuesday (Oct 11). According to Sumantra, such precautions were not only carried out by large-scale breeders. However, household breeders had also an obligation to impound their poultry livestock. They were asked not to raise chickens or other poultry near the house compound. â€œLocation of the poultry cages should be placed away from the homes and cleaned up regularly so as not to become the breeding sites of poultry disease,â€? he reminded. 6XPDQWUD DGGHG HDUO\ WUHDWPHQW DJDLQVW ELUG Ă€X VKRXOG EH LQWHQVLÂżHG RQ HQWHULQJ WKH UDLQ\ VHDVRQ EHFDXVH SRWHQWLDO RI WKH FDVHSURJUHVVLYHO\LQFUHDVHG+HVDLGWKDWELUGĂ€XFRXOGRQO\EH anticipated by bio-security, environmental sanitation, cleaning up FDJHV DQG VSUD\LQJ GLVLQIHFWDQW Âł:H KDYH DOHUWHG VRPH RIÂżFHUV LQHDFKUHJHQF\FLW\WRPRQLWRUWKHSRVVLEOHELUGĂ€XFDVHVLQWKHLU working area. Affected area will be sprayed with disinfectant including the possibility of eradicating the poultry positive to bird Ă€XÂ´KHVDLG Live poultry
7RSUHYHQWWKHVSUHDGRIELUGĂ€XFDVHVKHVDLG%DOL*RYHUQment continued to impose the Governor Regulation No: 44/2005 related to the prohibition of entry of live poultry to Bali. This SROLF\ZDVSXUVXHGWRDQWLFLSDWHWKHHQWU\RIELUGĂ€XWKURXJKOLYH poultry brought in from outside to Bali. â€œDelivery of hygienic EURLOHU LV H[SHFWHG WR PLQLPL]H WKH SRWHQWLDO RI ELUG Ă€X HQWU\ WR %DOL5HODWHGWRDQWLFLSDWLRQDJDLQVWWKHVSUHDGRIELUGĂ€XZHZLOO also tighten the bio-security of poultry markets and traditional markets in Bali,â€? he said. In terms of the sudden death of poultry, Sumantra suspected WKH ELUG Ă€X FDVHV KDG EHHQ SHQHWUDWHG HLJKW UHJHQFLHV DQG FLW\ in Bali. Until mid-October 2011, only Gianyar Regency had not reported the sudden death cases of poultry. Nevertheless, his party had instructed the Head of Gianyar Livestock Agency to intensify the anticipative measures so the case would not extend to Gianyar. â€œThroughout 2011, the number of sudden dead poultry was reported to reach about 1,400. Meanwhile, approximately 1,300 RWKHU SRXOWU\ LQ WKH YLFLQLW\ RI WKH DOOHJHGO\ H[SRVHG WR ELUG Ă€X have been eliminated,â€? he said. $FFRUGLQJWR6XPDQWUDWKHELUGĂ€XFDVHZDVÂżUVWGHWHFWHGLQ%DOL in 2003. At that time, about 100,000 chickens in Jembrana, Badung, Karangasem and Klungkung Regency came through sudden death. ,QWKHELUGĂ€XFDVHVSUHDGDJDLQWRVHYHQUHJHQFLHVH[FHSWIRU %DGXQJDQG%XOHOHQJ ZLWKWKHGHDWKUHDFKLQJFKLFNHQV ,QWKHFDVHRIELUGĂ€XZDVRQO\IRXQGLQ'HQSDVDU%DGXQJ and Bangli as indicated by the death of around 1,700 poultry. In the meantime, in 2006 the death of poultry reached 2,600 in the region of Jembrana Karangasem and Tabanan. +HVDLGWKHVXUSULVLQJFDVHWRRNSODFHLQZKHUHELUGĂ€XFDVH ZDVÂżUVWWLPHIRXQGLQKXPDQFODLPLQJWZRIDWDOLWLHV$WWKDWWLPH the cases of poultry mortality occurred in all the regencies and city DFURVV%DOLFRPLQJWRDERXW0HDQZKLOHLQWKHFDVHV RIELUGĂ€XRFFXUUHGLQ.DUDQJDVHPRQO\ZLWKWKHSRXOWU\PRUWDOLW\ attaining 5. Then, in 2009 only Gianyar Regency was not exposed WRELUGĂ€XZKHUHWKHSRXOWU\PRUWDOLW\DWWKDWWLPHZDVUHFRUGHG about 1,400. Ultimately, in 2010 the poultry mortality only occurred in Klungkung and Jembrana amounting to10. â€œFor 2011, the mortality of poultry is relatively small but very surprising because the case level has claimed fatality of two children from Bangli,â€? he said while asking the public to be wary against WKHELUGĂ€XRXWEUHDNNPE
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Some Myanmar political prisoners kept in jail Associated Press Writer
YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar freed comedian and government critic Zarganar as it began releasing 6,300 convicts in a liberalizing move Wednesday, but kept several key political detainees behind bars, dampening hopes for a broader amnesty.
AP Photo/Khin Maung Win
Myanmar prisoners walk out of Insein Prison inYangon, Myanmar Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. Myanmar has begun releasing more then 6,300 prisoners but has held back on freeing some prominent political prisoners.
Relatives of convicts gathered expectantly at prisons around the country and held emotional reunions with those released, a day after the country’s new civilian president issued an amnesty for inmates — many of them ordinary criminals — but without disclosing any names. It was not clear how many of the country’s estimated 2,000 political detainees were included in the amnesty. Relatives of some of them conﬁrmed their release, while others said they were told by prison ofﬁcials that their loved ones were not among those to be freed. “The freedom of each individual is
%HUOXVFRQLVHHNVFRQۋGHQFH vote to save coalition Reuters
ROME - President Giorgio Napolitano expressed deep concern about the viability of Italy’s government on Wednesday as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi scrambled to quell an internal rebellion by calling a conﬁdence vote. Napolitano talked of “acute tensions and uncertainties” in the center-right coalition and commentators said there was a growing possibility of elections next spring, a year ahead of schedule. In an unusually blunt statement, the president asked if the Berlusconi government still had the necessary unity to pass urgent measures for the country and demanded that Berlusconi offer “a credible response” to the nation. Berlusconi planned an address to parliament either on Wednesday or Thursday before a conﬁdence vote likely to be held the next day. Napolitano’s statement was a clear reference
to repeatedly delayed measures to boost Italy’s chronically slow economic growth, and continuing squabbles over an austerity package -- passed under pressure from the European Central Bank -- to balance the budget by 2013. Berlusconi decided to address parliament after the coalition -- racked by internal dissent -suffered a major embarrassment when it failed to pass a key budget provision on Tuesday. Berlusconi has insisted that failure to approve the balance sheet for last year’s state spending by one vote was just an “accident” caused by the absence of several coalition members from the chamber. But political analysts said some of those who did not vote including Economy Minister Giulio Tremonti, who is constantly at loggerheads with Berlusconi, stayed away intentionally to send a message about the deep malaise within the coalition. Analysts said the government was unlikely to fall immediately but its ability to take action, at a time when the economy is under huge pressure from the markets, would be constantly hampered by internal disputes-the reason for Napolitano’s concern. Yields on Italian government bonds are dangerously high considering its massive public debt, because of investors’ lack of conﬁdence that Berlusconi’s government can take decisive action. EARLY ELECTIONS
Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attends during a debate at the lower house of parliament in Rome in Rome September 22, 2011. Picture taken September 22, 2011.
“We could have a government crisis at any time and even head toward early elections,” said Massimo Franco, political commentator for the respected Corriere della Sera newspaper. After the government failed to pass the measure, the opposition called for Berlusconi to resign, saying the loss meant he no longer had a viable working majority.
invaluable, but I wish that all political prisoners would be released,” said Myanmar’s most prominent pro-democracy campaigner and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy conﬁrmed the release of 155 political detainees, including members of the party, spokesman Nyan Win said. But others may have not yet contacted anyone. A major release of political detainees has been eagerly awaited by Myanmar’s opposition, as well as foreign governments and the U.N., as a gesture toward liberalization by the elected government after decades of harsh military
rule. A failure to release a signiﬁcant number could hamper the country’s efforts to burnish its human rights record and win a lifting of Western economic and political sanctions. President Thein Sein, a retired senior army ofﬁcer who took ofﬁce at the head of an elected government in March, has launched a series of economic reforms and eased limits on freedom of speech by relaxing censorship and unblocking banned websites. He also has started a dialogue with Suu Kyi, made calls for peace with ethnic minority rebel groups and suspending a controversial China-backed hydropower dam project after a public outcry. One of the most prominent ﬁgures to be freed was comedian and activist Zarganar, who was serving a 35-year sentence in Myitkyina prison in northernmost Kachin State.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, seen here in August, may probe top party ofﬁcials who said that he has prostate cancer in US diplomatic cables on the whistle blower website WikiLeaks, state media says.
AFP Photo/Jekesai Njikizana
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe hints at WikiLeaks probe Agence France Press
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe may probe top party ofﬁcials who said that he has prostate cancer in US diplomatic cables on the whistle blower website WikiLeaks, state media said Wednesday. “The president was very clear that as a party we are looking into the matter to establish the origins and authenticity of the statements regarding what WikiLeaks revealed,” said Rugare Gumbo, spokesman for Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party. “The president said the nation has to wait until we examine the permutations of the WikiLeaks revelations,” he said in the state-run Herald newspaper. Gumbo said the party’s central committee discussed the WikiLeaks issue and that Mugabe also said some of the cables might have been exaggerated. Several leaked US cables released by WikiLeaks exposed clandestine meetings between senior ZANU-PF and government
ofﬁcials and US diplomats, which discussed several issues including Mugabe’s health which are normally not openly discussed. In one of the cables, central bank chief Gideon Gono told a US ambassador that Mugabe has prostate cancer and was advised by doctors in 2008 that he had less than ﬁve years to live. In another cable, indigenisation minister Saviour Kasukuwere allegedly told former US ambassador Tom McDonald that Mugabe and his cronies should “phase out of their leadership role.” Last month ZANU PF said the revelations by WikiLeaks are “disturbing and demoralising.” Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party, Mugabe’s partner in a tense unity government, said it would not concern itself with revelations by WikiLeaks. But last week a provincial committee of the party suspended deputy justice minister Obert Gutu for describing Tsvangirai as a “weak” leader in a discussion exposed by Wikileaks.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
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Temple T l C Ceremony Calendar Event for October 11 through October 29, 2011 Ca 11 Ock Purnama Kapat Bhatara Tiga Sakti (Padmasana) Penataran Agung Besakih Meru Cakra Lombok Lempuyang Madya Karangasem Penerejon Temple Kintamani Pulaki Temple Buleleng Tirta Emupul Tampak Siring Puseh, Village T, Penataran, Luhuring Akasa, Bhatara Hyang Basukih Cemenggoan Sukawati Tirta Temple Negari Singapadu Puseh-Pr. Desa. Penataran Tangsub Sukawati Penataran Agung Tegalalangm Desa Denjalan Batubulan Puseh Temple Singakerta Ubud Nataran Sanding Tampaksiring Bakung Temple Ceningan Nusa Penida Pasek Getas Kawan Kedewatan Ubud Agung Dukuh Sakti Pangku/Subamia Braban Pasek Gelgel Carik Selemadeg Tabanan Pasek Gelgel Klating Dukuh Kerambitan Pasek Bendesa Mas Gadungan Selemadeng Agung Pasek Temple Tohjiwa Wanasari Selemadeg Pr. Penataran Pasek Kayu Putih Bandem Karangsem Puseh Werdi Agung emoga Bolang Mangondow Sulut Dukuh Segening Wangsiang Karangasem Dalem Kahyangan Arya Gajahpare Sukaluwih Tejakula Buleleng Pasraman Suci Temple Renon Denpasar Penaratan Agung Kertabumi T. M. I. I. Jakarta Timur Puru Luwur Waisnawa, Asah Badung-Sepang Buleleng Ulun Danu Batur Songan Kintamani Agung Surya Bhuwana Skyline JayaPapua Dalem Bengkel Temple Ubung Denpasar Merajan Suci Geriya Penataran Gemeh Denpasar Pejenggali Temple Tegalalang Pasek Bendesa Gadungan Selemadeg Tabanan Panti Pasek Gelgel Meliling Kerambitan Pajenengan Dukuh Ogan Sangkan Gunung Rendang Karangasem Dadia Dukuh Segening Lampung Tengah
Dukuh Sakti Blatung Kuruh Kerambitan Gumang (bukit Juru) Bugbug Karangasem Kawitan Arya Samping Banjar Langon Kapal Pejenengan Pulasari Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem Segara Penimbangan Bakti Segara Buleleng Puseh Yeh Ulakan Suana Nusa Penida Pr. Mentik Ring Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani Pasek Tangkas Kori Agung Kuruh Kerambitan Pr. Penataran Ubud Luhur Giri Kusuma Daun Peken Blahkiuh Abiansemal Pemerajan Agung Jambe Guwang Busungbiu Buleleng Dalem Puri Temple Batuan Sukawati Dalem Temple Kediri Silakarang Singapadu Dalem Temple Sukawati Dalem Temple Singakerta Ubud 19 Ock Buda Keliwon Ugu Dalem Tarukan Temple Peninjoan Tembuku - Bangli Pasek Gelgel Boading Kaba-kaba - Tabanan Pemayun Temple Banyuning Tengah - Buleleng Desa Kayangan Tiga Bubunan Seririt - Buleleng Agung Gunung Raung Taro Kaja Taro - Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Dangka Bungbungan 29 Ock Tumpek Wayang Majapahit Temple Jembrana Odalan Betara ratu Gede Celuk Sukawati Odalan Betara Ratu Wedyadari Camenggaon Sukawati Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Betara Ratu Alit dan Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pedarmaan Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pedarmaan Mengwi Besakih Pedarmaan Kaba-kaba Besakih Pedarmaan dalem Bakas Besakih Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Pegatepan Gelgel Klungkung Merajan Pasek Bendesa Kori Agung Pengatepan Pedarmaan Dinasti dalem sri Aji Kresna Kepakisan Temple Besakih (Dalem Klungkung) Penataran Giri Purwa & Pesraman Kendal Rejo Tegal Delimo Banyuangi Pemrajan Agung Temple Sulang Kec Dawan Klungkung
Balinese Temple Ceremony EVERY Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long ﬂags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.
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Indonesian activists hold up banners and stuffed orangutans during a protest rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. They demanded for orangutan protection from alleged cruelty and brutality at palm oil plantations on Borneo Island.
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Bank Indonesia lowers interest rate to 6.5 percent Associated Press
JAKARTA — Indonesia’s central bank lowered its benchmark interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 6.5 percent to offset the impact of turmoil in ﬁnancial markets and a slowing global economy.
Bank Indonesia governor Darmini Nasution said Tuesday that the decision was consistent with its forecast for inﬂation to be under 5 percent by the end of the year. A slowdown in the global economy would hurt Indonesia’s growth but not as badly as some other Asian economies that are more export reliant such as Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. The bank raised the rate by a quarter point in February because of higher inﬂation after holding it a record low of 6.5 percent for 18 months.
ASEAN agriculture, forestry moving towards 2015, beyond Antara
JAKARTA - As ASEAN moves toward the realization of the ASEAN Community in 2015, and achieving the Millennium Development Goals, efforts are also underway to ensure corresponding commitment and support in advancing measures outlined in the Roadmap to an ASEAN Community, said officials at the 33rd Meeting of ASEAN Agriculture and Forestry (33rd AMAF). Sundram Pushpanathan, the Deputy Secretary-General of the ASEAN Economic Community, highlighted several achievements of the Meeting, the ASEAN Secretariat said in a press statement here on Tuesday.
The meeting discussed crosscutting issues in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries - involving the enhancement of food security, responding to the impact of Climate Change, cooperation on sectoral and priority issues, and strengthening partnerships with dialogue partners, international organisations, and private sectors. One is the formalisation and signing of ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Agreement. “This agreement is very important in our work to respond to disaster and provide humanitarian assistance, particularly among ASEAN plus China, Japan, and Korea,” he said.
The Ministers have also supported a Special Ministerial Event to commemorate ASEAN and International Year of Forrest 2011, as well as the First AMAF-Private Sector Dialogue on Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries. “The side event on forestry leveraged the profile of the ASEAN Cooperation in Forestry, and recognised the support of various partners in achieving ASEAN key initiatives, while the dialogue with private sectors was the first to be conducted in the region. The Ministers agreed that this dialogue was very important in bridging the needs and expectations of both public and private sectors,” said Pushpanathan.
Jakarta police conduct special operations ahead of SEA Games Antara
JAKARTA - Jakarta police have dealt with 304 criminal cases in operations pver the past nine days from October 1 to 9. “There were 23 cases out of 65 targets that were dealt with,” head of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police`s operations bureau Senior Commissioner Sujarno said here on Tuesday. He said the police had also uncovered 271 criminal cases which were not targeted in “Operation Sikat Jaya.” The police would optimize their efforts in the remaining 20 days of the operation to deal with 42 other cases that had been targeted so far. Sujarwo said during the op-
eration the police had arrested 605 suspects and 338 of them were held while 267 were given counseling. The police had also conﬁscated as evidence cash money worth Rp17 million, two toy guns, an airs shot gun, 57 sharp weapons, 72 motorcycles and 57 cars during the operation. Sujarno said the crimes discovered were mostly theft marked by violence and other special qualities, motor vehicle theft, torture, illegal debt collecting and extortion. The Jakarta police would carry out the operation until October 30 to ensure e security ahead of the 26th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) which is to be held in Palembang and Jakarta starting November 11, 2011.
Police foil attempt to smuggle out 45 kg of meth Antara
BANDARLAMPUNG - Lampung Police`s Bakauheni Seaport unit foiled an attempt to smuggle out 45 kg of methamphetamine here on Monday (Oct 9) at 1.30 am local time. AD (36), a resident of Air Hitam, Patu Sekalin sub district, Pekanbaru, Riau Province, was detained for trying to smuggle out the meth kept in a cigarette box, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Sulistyaningsih, a spokesman of the Lampung Police, said here on Wednesday. The suspect took a bus when he was about to cross to Java Island
from Bakauheni Harbor, Lampung Province, Sumatra Island. The police are still investigating the case and trying to make another arrest. Earlier, the Lampung police had detained two persons, namely Kharil Albizar from Bandarlampung and Abdul Malik of Jabung, East Lampung, for possessing 8.3 grams of meth. On September 20, 2011, the Lampung police had foiled a smuggling attempt of 2.7 kg methamphetamine worth Rp5 billion to Java Island from Bakauheni Harbor. During 2011, the Lampung Police have seized a total of 35 kg of illicit drugs.
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(Tuna Fish Salad) OVERVIEW: Although this is made with fresh tuna in Bali, you can also use drained canned tuna as a substitute. Season the canned tuna and combine with seasonings, but do not attempt to fry it. INGREDIENTS: 4 fresh tuna steaks, weighing 100 gr each Âź cup seafood spice paste 1 tsp salt Â˝ tsp crushed black pepper 1 tbsp freshly squeezed limejuice 2 tbsp oil 1-cup sambal matah Fried shallot for garnish PREPARATION: 1. Season fresh tuna steaks with seafood spice paste, salt pepper and lime juice. 2. Heat oil in frying pan and cook tuna steaks for 3 minutes on each side over high heat. Do not over cook. Set aside and allow cooling down, and then breaking the tuna into small chunks. Place in salad bowl, add sambal matah and mix well. 3. Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with fried shallots. Serve at room temperature with steamed rice.
KIKIL CELENG MEKUAH (Pork Knuckles in Spicy Sauce) OVERVIEW: No part of the pig is wasted in Bali, knuckles cooked this way make a tasty dish with a melting texture. IBP/Yudi Karnaedi
INGREDIENTS: 1.2 kg (2Â˝ lb) pork knuckles, cut in 2.5 cm (1in) slices 2 tbsp oil 8 shallots, peeled and chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 2.5 cm (1in) ginger, peeled and chopped 2.5 cm (1in) fresh turmeric, peeled and chopped 10 candlenuts, chopped Âž tsp coriander seeds, crushed 2.5 cm (1in) kencur, peeled and crushed 1 tsp dried shrimp paste 1 tsp black peppercorns, crushed 2 salam leaves 1 tsp salt 2 cups chicken stock Large red chilies, fried shallots and basil to garnish PREPARATION: Bring 3 liters (12 cups) of lightly salted water to boil in a stockpot. Add knuckles, reduce heat and simmer for approximately 45 minutes until meat is three quarter cooked. Heat oil in heavy saucepan. Add all ingredients except chicken stock and sautĂŠ for about 2 minutes until spices change color. Pour chicken stock into saucepan, mix well and bring to the boil. Add cooked knuckles, mix well, bring back to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until knuckles are completely cooked. Garnish with sliced red chilies, fried shallots, and sprigs of fresh sliced lemon basil. (www.baliguide.com/ balifood)
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Bongkasa is quit a nice village to be visited in Bali, especially the huge banyan tree that grows on the outer courtyard of the local temple which is strongly believed by the local people as a sacred tree. it is probably the biggest Banyan Tree (Ficus) that are growing on the island. The tree is so stunning with its roots that hanging down from the
trunk or branches that touch the ground and growing to be like a real tree while supporting for its branches that is so dense with foliage. During the Temple anniversary of the local villageâ€™s temple here, there are always a busy cock ďŹ ght ceremony that set under the huge banyan tree. The village is located about 20 minutes west of Ubud and 30 Minutes north of Denpasar and it is easily accessed by car.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
BUSINESS China slams US currency bill as threat to trade Associated Press
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Actress, director Penny Marshall to write memoir Reuters
NEW YORK - Actress and ﬁlmmaker Penny Marshall, who transitioned from her role as tough-talking Laverne in hit TV show “Laverne and Shirley” to become a pioneering female director, is releasing a memoir about her rise in Hollywood, her agent said on Tuesday. Marshall, 68, has sold the rights to her autobiography, called “My Mother Was Nuts,” directly to Amazon.com Inc, her agent Dan Strone said. The book will discuss her former 10-year marriage to fellow director Rob Reiner, her friendships with John Belushi and Art Garfunkel, and her battle with brain and lung cancer in 2009. “People have always asked me how I got from the Bronx to Hollywood, so I thought it was time to tell how it all happened. I have had many lives (not in the Shirley MacLaine sense) and
you will hear about them all ... Just don’t expect any recipes ... I don’t cook,” Marshall said in the statement. After playing Laverne De Fazio in the hit show “Laverne and Shirley,” which was cocreated by her brother, producer and director Garry Marshall, the actress went on to direct such ﬁlm hits as “Big,” “A League of Their Own,” and “Awakenings.” The memoir will discuss her humble roots growing up in the Bronx, New York, to her relationship with her brother Garry to her turn behind the camera and dealings with actors such as Robert De Niro and Tom Hanks. It will be published in print and e-book form in the fall of 2012. The decision by Marshall’s agent to sell the book to Amazon Publishing reﬂects the online retailer’s push to expand its operations and compete directly with other book publishers.
In this publicity image released by Sony Screen Gems Films, Ali Larter, left, and Milla Jovovich are shown in a scene from, “Resident Evil: Afterlife.” AP Photo/Screen Gems
16 zombie actors injured on ‘Resident Evil’ set Associated Press Writer
TORONTO — Sixteen actors dressed as zombies were injured Tuesday when they fell from a platform during ﬁlming of a new movie in the “Resident Evil” series, ofﬁcials said, and rescue workers at ﬁrst were startled at the seemingly catastrophic scene.
Actress Penny Marshall attends the 13th annual Race to Erase MS in Century City, California April 13, 2007.
“I could see the look on the ﬁrst paramedic, saying ‘Oh my God,’” Toronto emergency medical services Commander David Ralph said with a laugh. Ofﬁcials said none of the injuries were considered life-threatening, but that was far from apparent when rescue workers ﬁrst arrived at what appeared to be a horriﬁc scene. The victims’ gory zombie costumes made it difficult for crews to assess the severity of the actors’ injuries, said Peter Macintyre, Toronto emergency medical services spokesman. Paramedics responded to the call from Cinespace Film Studios around
8:30 a.m., and Toronto Police Sgt. Andrew Gibson said responders quickly ﬁgured out which zombies were injured and which were just in character. “It did kind of catch us off guard when we walked in,” he said. Twelve victims were taken to a hospital. One actor suffered a cracked rib, one a broken leg and one a possible back injury, the ﬁlm’s producers said. Police Constable Tony Vella said the actors had been ﬁlming a scene on a high wheeled platform. The platform moved as they were going to another platform, leaving a gap into which the zombies fell. The ﬁlm’s producers, Davis Films/
Impact Pictures (RE5) Inc., Constantin Film International GmbH, issued a statement that said the accident involved They said l d bbackground k d actors. t Th id a 4-foot (1.2-meter) high platform separated from the set, creating a gap. Seven of the injured have already returned to the set, they said. “Resident Evil: Retribution” is the ﬁfth installment of a franchise based on the popular video game series and will be distributed by Screen Gems and Sony Pictures. Lead actress Milla Jovovich was not on set at the time of the accident, according to her representative Christine Tripicchio. Vella said the incident is classiﬁed as an industrial accident. Ontario’s Ministry of Labor is investigating. “They are sending an inspector and an engineer,” said ministry spokesman William Lin, adding that about 50 workers were on the platform when it moved.
BUDAPEST - Hungarian police have seized a stockpile of weapons that was shipped to the Hungarian capital for the production of a ﬁlm about zombies starring Brad Pitt, a ﬁlm crew member said on Tuesday. Weapons expert Bela Gajdos, who has worked on the ﬁlming of zombie movie “World War Z” to ensure the safe handling of the weapons used, told national news agency MTI that each ﬁrearm had been converted to restrict
its use to blank ammunition. Gajdos added that the weapons were completely harmless and had already been used on a shoot in London. World War Z, a big-budget horror ﬁlm directed by Marc Forster and slated for release in 2012, recently shifted filming to Hungary from Britain. “We had a police permit to bring these guns into the country,” Gajdos told MTI, adding that the production had contracted arms experts to establish whether the guns complied with Hungarian laws. But the
guns were seized before experts could inspect them. Adam Goodman, the producer of the ﬁlm, was not immediately available for comment. Janos Hajdu, the chief of the Hungarian Anti-Terrorism Center on Monday said the agency seized a large stockpile of weapons, which arrived from England on a chartered plane. He could not conﬁrm whether the weapons were intended for the World War Z shoot. The National Bureau for Investigation, which took over the case, said in an emailed
reply to Reuters questions that it was conducting an investigation for abuse of arms and ammunition, but would not release any further details. The weapons included hand guns, machine guns, highprecision sniper rifles, hand grenades and a large quantity of high-caliber ammunition, according to photos and a video released by the AntiTerrorism center. According to the video, some weapons could be re-converted to use live ammunition by removing a single screw.
The sun, a portion of the International Space Station and Earthâ€™s horizon are seen during the Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134 missionâ€™s fourth spacewalk in this NASA handout photo dated May 2011.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - A seven-seat space taxi backed by NASA to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station will make a high-altitude test ďŹ‚ight next summer, ofďŹ cials said on Tuesday. Sierra Nevada Corpâ€™s â€œDream Chaserâ€? space plane, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, is one of four space taxis being developed by private industry with backing from the U.S. government. For the unmanned test flight, it will be carried into the skies by WhiteKnightTwo, the carrier aircraft for the commercial suborbital passenger ship SpaceShipTwo, backed by Virgin Galactic, a U.S. company owned by Richard Bransonâ€™s London-based Virgin Group. The test ďŹ‚ight was added after privately held Sierra Nevada got a $25.6-million boost to its existing $80 million contract with NASA. The test ďŹ‚ight will take place from
either Edwards Air Force Base in Californiaâ€™s Mojave Desert, or from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, Ed Mango, manager of NASAâ€™s Commercial Crew Program, said at a community brieďŹ ng at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. With the retirement of the space shuttles this summer, NASA is now dependent on Russia to ďŹ‚y astronauts to the space station, at a cost of more than $50 million per person. The agency hopes to turn over
crew transportation services to one or more commercial ďŹ rms before the end of 2016, Mango said. In addition to Sierra Nevada, NASA is funding spaceship development work at Boeing Co, Space Exploration Technologies, and Blue Origin, a start-up ďŹ rm owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. â€œHaving only one way to get crew to the station is a limitation,â€? NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, who is currently living aboard the outpost, said during an in-ďŹ‚ight interview last week. The station, a $100 billion project of 16 nations, was ďŹ nished this year after more than a decade of construction 225 miles above the planet. The outpost, which is about the size of a ďŹ ve-bedroom house, supports a variety of scientific research and technology demonstrations.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
BlackBerry services hit LQ/DWLQ$PHULFD,QGLD Associated Press Writer
LONDON â€” BlackBerryâ€™s woes spread on Tuesday as the smartphoneâ€™s maker reported service disruptions for a second straight day in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and fresh problems in Latin America and India. Research in Motion Ltd., which makes BlackBerry devices, acknowledged there were ongoing problems Tuesday, hours after it said services were operating normally and the cause of delays in subscriber services a day earlier had been resolved. â€œSome users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, India, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina are experiencing messaging and browsing delays,â€? the company said in a statement, adding that it is â€œworking to restore normal service as quickly as possible.â€? Research in Motion Ltd. also apologized for â€œany inconvenience,â€? as Twitter and the Internet lit up with condemnation over a delayed response to problems some users had reported for hours. In Britain, Vodafone UK told
customers via Twitter that service was not fully restored. Rival TMobile UK blamed â€œa Europeanwide outage on the BlackBerry networkâ€? which it said was affecting all mobile operators. There were also reports of problems elsewhere in Europe, such as Spain. In addition, the disruptions were experienced in the Middle East and Africa. Etisalat, which operates in the United Arab Emirates, apologized for â€œthe further interruptionâ€? to Blackberry services, â€œonce again due to RIM problems.â€? And Kenyaâ€™s Safaricom Ltd. said on Twitter that its Blackberry customers were experiencing a â€œtechnical fault,â€? while South Africaâ€™s Vodacom told subscribers the issues were affecting multiple networks and countries. There were no reports of any problems in the U.S. Angry smartphone users took to Twitter to vent frustration with the company and bemoaned the loss of their messaging capabilities, questioning why the company took so long to restore services.
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FILE - This ďŹ le photo taken Sept. 8, 2011, shows a BlackBerry smartphone using the â€œMessengerâ€? service, in Berlin.
9LWDPLQ(SLOOVOLQNHGZLWKSURVWDWHFDQFHUULVN Associated Press Writer
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In this Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 photo, Joe Latina, right, 71, walks with his wife, Rita, along the shores of Lake Erie in Ashtabula, Ohio.
CHICAGO â€” There is more evidence that taking vitamin E pills can be risky. A study that followed up on men who took high doses of the vitamin for about ďŹ ve years found they had a slightly increased risk of prostate cancer â€” even after they quit taking the pills. Doctors say itâ€™s another sign that people should be careful about using vitamins and other supplements. â€œPeople tend to think of vitamins as innocuous substances, almost like chicken soup â€” take a little and it canâ€™t hurt,â€? said lead author Dr. Eric Klein of the Cleveland Clinic. The study shows that is not true.
â€œIf you have normal levels, the vitamin is probably of no beneďŹ t, and if you take too much, you can be harmed,â€? Klein said. Men randomly assigned to take a 400-unit capsule of vitamin E every day for about ďŹ ve years were 17 percent more likely to get prostate cancer than those given dummy pills. That dose, commonly found in over-thecounter supplements, is almost 20 times higher than the recommended adult amount, which is about 23 units daily. The results mean for every 1,000 men who took vitamin E, there were 11 additional cases of prostate cancer, compared with men taking dummy pills.
The study was actually launched to try to conďŹ rm less rigorous research suggesting vitamin E might protect against prostate cancer. Overall, about 160 of every 1,000 U.S. men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Risks increase as men age. Detection can be tricky since symptoms such as frequent urination can also be caused by harmless conditions, and doctors disagree about the benefits of screening tests. Treatment is also complex since some slow-growing prostate cancers are not deadly but some procedures, including surgery, can damage sexual function and cause incontinence.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
International (XURTXDOLI\LQJUHVXOWV Group A Kazakhstan 0 Austria 0 Turkey 1 Azerbaijan 0 Germany 3 Belgium 1 Group B Ireland 2 Armenia 1 Russia 6 Andorra 0 Macedonia 1 Slovakia 1 Group C Slovenia 1 Serbia 0 Italy 3 N. Ireland 0 Group D Albania 1 Romania 1 France 1 Bosnia 1 Group E Moldova 4 San Marino 0
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Argentinaâ€™s Lionel Messi, left, and teammates react at the end of a World Cup qualifying soccer match against Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. Venezuela won the 1-0.
Argentina upset, Chile recover, Uruguay go top Reuters
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to Paraguay, notching a national record 32nd goal. Left back Richard Ortiz equalised on his Paraguay debut stabbing home a stoppage time goal at a corner. Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said: â€œThis (qualifying) championship is even, no team can consider themselves superior.â€? NO SHOW
Borghi, heavily criticised after the Chileansâ€™ defeat in their opening qualifier in Buenos Aires, did not turn up at the post-match news conference at the Monumental in Santiago. His assistant Jaime Vera said: â€œHe isnâ€™t feeling wellâ€? and then added about the result â€œitâ€™s pure oxygen for what we are doing.â€? Chile got off to a flying start when Waldo Ponce scored in the opening minute and they were 3-0 ahead two minutes after halftime following goals by Eduardo Vargas in the 17th and Gary Medel half an hour later.
Peru hit back with two goals in 10 minutes before the hour was up from striker Claudio Pizarro and winger Jefferson Farfan before striker Humberto Suazo gave Chile a two-goal cushion with a 63rd-minute penalty after Jorge Valdivia was brought down. Valdivia said he thought Peru, who took a surprise third place at the Copa America, were overconfident after their 2-0 home win over Paraguay on Friday earned them exuberant praise from the home media. â€œThere was a lot of talk, especially by the Peruvian press, of the â€˜fantastic quartetâ€™,â€? Valdivia said referring to Juan Vargas, Farfan, Pizarro and Paolo Guerrero, who scored Peruâ€™s goals against Paraguay. â€œBut we managed to neutralise them and take advantage of our speed on the flanks. I think that was the difference in the match,â€? he told reporters. Peruâ€™s Uruguayan coach Sergio Markarian said: â€œA goal so early complicates everything because it boosts your rivals.â€?
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France survive tense QLJKWWRUHDFK(XUR Agence France Presse
France survived a tense night at Stade de France to send Laurent Blancâ€™s side to Euro 2012 after drawing 1-1 with Bosnia-Herzegovina. France required just a point to top qualifying Group D, but they appeared SDUDO\VHGE\QHUYHVLQWKHÂżUVWKDOIDQGIHOOEHKLQGVKRUWO\EHIRUHKDOIWLPH WRDÂżQHJRDOIURP0DQFKHVWHU&LW\VWULNHU(GLQ']HNR Already assured of a play-off place, Bosnia had played with nerveOHVVLQWHQWEXWWKHLUUHVLVWDQFHÂżQDOO\EXFNOHGLQWKHWKPLQXWHZKHQ Dzekoâ€™s City team-mate Samir Nasri scored from the spot after he had been felled by Emir Spahic. The win allowed France to avoid the trap they fell into in 1993, when a 3-2 defeat by Bulgaria denied them a place at the 1994 World Cup, and means Blanc can continue his rebuilding work in Poland and Ukraine QH[WVXPPHUÂł7KHPDWFKZDVGLIÂżFXOW,WZDVZKDWZHH[SHFWHGÂ´DGmitted Blanc. â€œBut itâ€™s true that, even though we were poor for 45 minutes, Bosnia played very well. They were assured and showed good technical control. Their players caused us lots of problems. â€œIt was tough and it was tense. %XWLQWKHHQGLWÂśVDKXJHVDWLVIDFWLRQWREHTXDOLÂżHGIRUWKH(XURÂ´ 6HHNLQJWRTXDOLI\IRUWKHLUÂżUVWHYHUPDMRUWRXUQDPHQW%RVQLDKDG pledged to take the game to France and they were true to their word in a ÂżUVWKDOIWKDWZDVWKHZRUVWRI%ODQFÂśVWHQXUHDV)UDQFHFRDFKWRGDWH Careless in possession and inattentive in defence, Franceâ€™s players seemed cowed by the occasion and allowed Bosnia to put them under pressure repeatedly.
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French coach Laurent Blanc (R) congratulates midďŹ elder Alou Diarra at the end of the UEFA Euro 2012 Group D qualifying match against Bosnia-Herzegovina. The win allowed France to avoid the trap they fell into in 1993, when a 3-2 defeat by Bulgaria denied them a place at the 1994 World Cup.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Roddick turns tide in Shanghai EXW)LVKâ€ŤŰŒâ€ŹRXQGHUV Reuters
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Andy Roddick of the United States waves to fans after winning his menâ€™s singles match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. Roddick won 7-6 (3), 7-5.
â€œI felt like I was returning and hitting my forehand pretty well. Then all of a sudden, Iâ€™m was not SXWWLQJDÂżUVWVHUYHLQWKHFRXUW So I was kind of annoyed. I felt like I was going backwards,â€? the world number 15 told reporters. â€œThe guy doubles three times and lets you back in, then you donate it right back. Thatâ€™s not a recipe to win a match. But I got through it. I do that pretty well -- get through matches when everything isnâ€™t going perfectly.â€? Frenchman Gilles Simon, seeded eighth, thrashed Spainâ€™s Albert Montanes 6-1 6-1. In other second round matches, Germanyâ€™s Florian Mayer beat former world number three David Nal-
bandian 6-3 6-4 and seventh seed Nicolas Almagro defeated Spanish compatriot Tommy Robredo 7-5 6-3. Stanislas Wawrinka beat Donald oung 6-7 7-6 6-2. $PRQJ ÂżUVW URXQG FODVKHV ninth seed Serbian Janko Tipsarevic crashed out after losing two tiebreaks to Feliciano Lopez of Spain 7-6 7-6 while Austrian 14th seed Jurgen Melzer beat Croatiaâ€™s Ivan Ljubicic 6-4 6-2. First seed Rafa Nadal and Britainâ€™s world number four Andy Murray, who beat the 6SDQLDUG LQ WKH -DSDQ ÂżQDO ODVW 6XQGD\SOD\WKHLUÂżUVWPDWFKHV on Wednesday. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer pulled out of the week-long tournament.
Former heavyweight champion Haye poised to retire Reuters
Former world heavyweight champion David Haye is poised to retire from the sport after the British Boxing Board of Control said on Tuesday the Briton was not renewing his licence. +D\HZKRKDVORQJPDLQWDLQHGKHZRXOGQRWÂżJKW beyond his 31st birthday, which falls on Thursday, lost his WBA world title on points to Vladimir Klitschko LQDXQLÂżFDWLRQERXWLQKLVODVWÂżJKWLQ-XO\ Âł,FDQFRQÂżUPWKDW0U+D\HLVQRWUHQHZLQJKLV professional boxerâ€™s licence,â€? Board general secretary Robert Smith told Reuters. The retirement plans were questioned by the Klitschko camp with promoter Bernd Boente sayLQJ+D\HÂśVPDQDJHU$GDP%RRWKKDGWROGKLPÂłÂżYH minutes agoâ€? the Briton would return to the ring LIWKHUH ZDV D ÂżJKWDJDLQVWHLWKHURIWKH.OLWVFKNR brothers. â€œThe option is still there. It really depends only on the business case,â€? he told Sky Sports News. â€œWe are in constant contact, we are still awaiting some numbers from British TV and then weâ€™ll see if the business case is realistic.â€? He said Vladimirâ€™s older brother Vitali, the WBC world heavyweight champion, was the most likely
opponent and that if a fight was to take place it would be in February or March. â€œA rematch (with Vladimir) makes no sense because there are no questions after the first fight, you can only promote a fight if there is a thrill,â€? Boente said. â€œAgainst Vitali itâ€™s a different thing, Vitali has a totally different style. Vitali said after the fight he wanted to finish what his brother didnâ€™t do, meaning knock out David Haye.â€? Haye, whose trash-talking before the July fight angered both Klitschkos, blamed the defeat on a broken toe and had suggested he would be prepared to postpone retirement if the Ukrainian agreed to a swift rematch. That defeat was Hayeâ€™s first in seven years and left his record at 25-2. Before joining the heavyweight division, Haye was the unified cruiserweight champion. Hayeâ€™s representatives were not immediately available for comment but local media reported the Briton was planning a news conference for Thursday. The Klitschkos hold all the major championship belts in the division. The brothers have said they would not fight each other.
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FILE - This is a Saturday, July 2, 2011 ďŹ le photo of David Haye of Britain, right. as he trades punches with Wladimir Klitschko of the Ukraine, during their world heavyweight uniďŹ cation title bout in Hamburg,
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McLaren to ‘take care of’ Lewis Hamilton McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale says Lewis Hamilton should have no doubts whatsoever about the level of support for and understanding of him within his team, despite the 2008 champion’s current run of difﬁculties. Hamilton has not ﬁnished on the podium since winning the German Grand Prix in July, and has been involved in a series of on-track incidents during that time - while his team-mate Jenson Button has taken two wins and pulled away in second place in the championship. But Neale said McLaren was giving Hamilton maximum support rather than putting pressure on him to rediscover his form. “Lewis’s biggest critic is himself,” said Neale in a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes phone-in teleconference. “He desperately wants to win and he’s understandably not happy when either his teammate beats him, or somebody else is winning the race or the championship. He’s seen this championship slide away to Red Bull. He’s tough on himself and he’s massively disappointed. We’d be disappointed if he
didn’t feel that as well. “Lewis is a phenomenal driver. He’s had 16 race wins. He’s constantly exciting on the circuit, always in the action and we love him for that. “Certainly I’m concerned to make sure that he feels and understands that we’re 100 per cent behind him, and this team certainly is. The workforce here love everything about Lewis Hamilton. “We want to take care of him. It’s been a difﬁcult season for him. We didn’t really give him the car to get the job done this year, but what he’s done with it has been fantastic.” Neale said the factory staff at McLaren were keen to have a chance to emphasise their continued belief in Hamilton. “The sense of the workforce is that they’d like to see more of Lewis,” he said. “With the ﬂyaways recently we haven’t been able to get him back as much as they’d like. They’re very keen to
make sure that he understands and feels the warmth and the love from this end.” He also warned against reading too much into short-term form and the press criticism Hamilton has received recently. “You do have to remember that professional sport - as the England rugby team will be feeling when they read the papers - is a brutal business,” Neale said. “One of the journalists there wrote that it’s a sport where the winners are deiﬁed and the losers are viliﬁed. “We can all turn round and say ‘where’s Lewis?’ but the reality is that he’s a really quick driver. He’s a really nice guy and he puts his heart and everything into it.” Hamilton only ﬁnished ﬁfth in last weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, while Button won the race. Neale believes McLaren hampered Hamilton by misinterpreting data that led to him making an early ﬁrst pitstop on lap eight. “We have to look to ourselves in the team as to why he wasn’t able to get the performance out of the rear tyres that Jenson was able to get,” said Neale.
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McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.
5RVVLFRQۋGHQWRI$XVWUDOLDSURJUHVV VALENTINO Rossi is conﬁdent he and Ducati can continue to make progress in Australia after describing Motegi as one of the team’s ‘most positive weekends’ despite crashing out on the opening lap. Rossi’s enthusiasm stemmed from his performances prior to the race, notably in qualifying when he was in contention for the second row of the grid until the ﬁnal seconds.
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That hinted at genuine gains for Ducati, who will carry the set-up changes from Japan into this weekend’s race at Philipp Island - a circuit Ducati has ﬁnished on the podium in every year except one.”At Motegi, despite the outcome of the race and what the consequences of the crash turned out to be, there were a number of positive aspects,” Rossi, who also has to contend with a ﬁnger injury sustained at Japan, said. “We worked well on the bike’s balance and setup, and in the end, from that point of view, we had one of the most positive weekends of the season. “Phillip
Island is another track where the Ducati has always gone well, as have I, so we hope to be able to work as well as we did in Japan. “As far as my hand is concerned, the swelling is reduced, and we still have a couple of days before we go on the track. We just have to wait for Friday morning to see how it reacts.” Team-mate Nicky Hayden, who holds the circuit record at Phillip Island, said he was also eyeing a strong race performance at a circuit on which he has fared well in the past. “Phillip Island is deﬁnitely one of the highlights of the year, because everything about it is special,” Hayden explained. “It’s fast, ﬂowing and really fun to ride. “Casey [Stoner] has won a lot of races there for Ducati, and I should have been on the podium there last year, except that I left the door open for Vale to beat me. “It’s a good track for me, and although I know it won’t be easy, I really hope we can do well. I’ve got Simoncelli coming for me in the points, but I’m not really thinking about that. I’d just like to try to get a good result on Sunday, when it counts.”
Italy’s MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi on his Ducati does wheelie during free practice ahead of Sunday’s MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix at Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, north of Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.