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Jackson outburst shows problems with ‘other’ faces

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“They all look alike.” There may be something behind this age-old canard: Science indicates that people can have a hard time differentiating between faces of people whose race is different from their own. But for black people, being mistaken for someone else can have a special sting, which may explain why the movie star Samuel L. Jackson eviscerated a white TV reporter for mistaking him for Laurence Fishburne. “We may be all black and famous, but we all don’t look alike!” Jackson exclaimed. He proceeded to ridicule the reporter, refusing to move on despite profuse apologies. It was a situation that’s familiar to many groups in a diverse society conscious of demographic boxes. AsianAmericans get confused with people who aren’t even from their ancestral countries. Blondes get mistaken for other blondes who look nothing like them. Straight people accidentally call lesbians the name of the other lesbian they know.

“Americans have been socialized to place people in categories,” said Josie Brown-Rose, an English professor at Western New England University. “Everything from a job application to a college application requires us to selfidentify into racial groups and locate ourselves with in a specific collective.” “Oftentimes when we look at individuals, it is the collective that we see first.” Scientific studies have identified the “other race effect,” in which people tend to confuse or incorrectly name individuals of other races, said Thomas Busey, an Indiana University psychology profes-

sor who studies face recognition. There are two theories for why this happens, Busey said. One is that people focus on the wrong physical cues — hair color and texture may be a good way to distinguish white people, for example, but it doesn’t work so well for Asians. The other theory is that people who have little contact with other races are more likely to think they all look the same. “If we have less contact with other races, we’re less likely to learn the real cues,” Busey said. He has fallen victim to the “other race effect” himself: Once, Busey was 20 minutes into a conversation with one of his black students when he realized he thought she was the only other black person in the class. Yet Busey has made the same kind of error with a white student. Which raises questions about why Jackson reacted so strongly, and whether it was an innocent mistake when TV reporter Sam Rubin confused Jackson with Fishburne.

‘About Last Night’ redo tempers melodrama Associated Press Writer

There can never be too many tales about a one-night stand turned longterm love affair. Perhaps the allure comes from the hope that anyone can fall hard, despite the lack of a courtship. The latest take on this scenario, a reimagined version of the 1986 hit “About Last Night...,” offers a modern spin on the challenges of connecting with strange bedfellows; a reboot that is as satisfying as breakfast in bed the morning after an unexpected rendezvous. Based on David Mamet’s 1974 play, “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” the 1980s film adaptation, which starred Demi Moore and Rob Lowe, centered on 20-something yuppies in Chicago. The Leslye Headland (“Bachelorette”) penned “About Last Night” focuses on African-American singles in their 30s navigating the dating world in contemporary downtown Los Angeles. Most of the original plot points remain the same: Danny (Michael Ealy) and Debbie (Joy Bryant) play a pair attempting to avoid dating because they have been hurt in the past. But after they meet at a bar — and sleep together that same night — they begin a relationship, shack up, break up and reunite. Kevin Hart and Regina Hall portray dysfunctional couple Bernie, Danny’s crude best bud, and Joan, Deb-

bie’s pessimistic roommate. Bernie and Joan also jump into bed the first night they meet. Similar to the way Vince Vaughn and Isla Fisher stole the show with their unforgettably bizarre romance in “Wedding Crashers” as a dysfunctional, lusty pair, Hart and Hall are the best part of this film. They play the couple you know all too well: fiery, able to press one another’s buttons

and always caught in the makeup to breakup game. Hall offers one of her most impressive performances. Her sharp comedic timing is on par with rising funnyman Hart’s. Whether attempting a drunken quickie in a bathroom stall, fighting over who should be on top during sex or trading hateful quips, their scenes together are always playful, absurd and clever.

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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 file photo, host Samuel L. Jackson stands on stage in front of a video screen showing fire at Spike’s 10th Annual Video Game Awards at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif.

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Mass power cuts, one man dead LONDON - Hurricane-force winds from an Atlantic storm left tens of thousands of Britons without power Thursday and one man dead, adding to widespread misery after devastating floods caused by the wettest winter in 250 years.

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Around 80,000 households remain without electricity, with Wales the worst affected by the “Wild Wednesday” storms, although the figure was reduced from some 150,000 overnight as electricity workers battled to reconnect people. One man died after being electrocuted while attempting to move a fallen tree that had brought down power lines in Wiltshire, southwest England. Gusts approaching 100 miles (160 kilometres) per hour tore at parts of England and Wales, and the River Thames was predicted to rise to its highest level in more than 60 years in places, threatening towns and villages to the west of London. Major General Patrick Sanders, who is co-ordinating the armed

forces response that has seen hundreds of troops on the streets, called the conditions an “almost un-paralleled natural crisis”. The conditions brought chaos for commuters, stranding a train carrying hundreds of passengers after overhead lines came down in Yorkshire, northern England. Passenger Carol Machin told BBC radio: “We haven’t moved. It’s a complete accident, there’s nothing you can do. There’s electrical line here, there and everywhere.” The Met Office national weather service issued a red warning -- the highest threat level -- for “exceptionally strong winds” in western parts of Wales and northwest England. More than 5,800 properties have flooded since early December, officials said. The flooding started in the southwestern county of Somerset but since January the River Thames near London has been badly affected with more than 1,100 properties deluged there since January 29, authorities said. More soldiers were drafted in to rescue residents and lay sandbags in deluged villages where primary schools have been transformed into makeshift emergency centres. Fourteen severe flood warnings -- indicating a danger to life

-- were in place in Berkshire and Surrey to the west of London, while two remain in Somerset. More rain forecast

Forecasters said 70 millimetres (2.75 inches) of rain would fall by Friday in southwest England. Emergency efforts were picking up following criticism of a sluggish response, and the military said 1,600 soldiers had been deployed with 2,000 in total available. In Wraysbury, the Thameside village that has been submerged since the weekend, 83-year-old Jennie Francis’s house has flooded and her hallway was filled with water. She has been forced to take refuge at her son’s home, but she said the arrival of the army had made a huge difference to the village’s morale. “The soldiers have been absolutely marvellous, it’s wonderful to have them here. People were cross before, but now they are relieved to have some help,” she told AFP. Continued on page 6


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JAKARTA – As one of the first trendy budget hotels near to Makassar’s Losari Beach, Archipelago International’s favehotel Daeng Tompo introduce a new standard of accommodation to the area when finally opens its doors for a soft opening. favehotel Daeng Tompo is ideally located just 5 minutes from Makassar’s famous Losari Beach which lies in the southern part of Makassar, South Sulawesi. The beach was once dubbed as the world’s longest dining table because of the seemingly never-ending tent stalls that sell fresh seafood, peanuts, bananas and other local snacks along the shore. In fact, in the early days, Makassar residents called Losari Beach the Fish Market and to this day visitors can still encounter many indigenous merchants who sell their ocean goods upon the sands. Makassar is the provincial capital of the South Sulawesi region which offers a number of diverse tourist attractions. Guests will certainly want to visit the natural, elongated and mountainous beaches, as well as discovering the region’s marine tourism, agro-tourism, cultural tourism and the many historical landmarks of the

SEMARAPURA - Dormant land at the former quarry is like a beautiful woman. Previously, many capital owners left the location before investing, but now the land area of more than 300 hectares even becomes a bone of contention among the investors. Even, the investors mutually claimed to have owned tens to hundreds of hectares of land. Uniquely, the land claimed is precisely at the same location.

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The Gunaksa quarry which located in Klungkung Regency carefully accepted the presence of investors. What they planned should be examined in terms of benefits for the region. When asked about the pressure in order the tourism development should be directed to the former quarry, his party claimed that there was possibility for that. The regent said that Klungkung remained open

to anyone. “As matter of fact, it is not so difficult, the investors bring money and we provide the location. However, we should now what they want to make. This must be observed first because Klungkung has a lot of experiences of being used as the trial location as happened to Nusa Penida,” he said. (kmb31)

Disaster hits Gianyar

Avalanche hampers Tampaksiring-Kintamani lane

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GIANYAR - The intensity of disaster in Gianyar County is quite high. Avalanche and fallen tree occurred again in Gianyar. The avalanche occurred as a result of the fallen tree at Basang Ambu hamlet, Manukaya village, Tampaksiring, causing the Tampaksiring-Kintamani lane to jam for two hours. Such crowded traffic also occurred on Jalan Raya Batubulan due to fallen tree toppling over an art shop and home as well as Dalem Bantas Temple.

At Manukaya, the avalanche occurred around 5:30 a.m., Wednesday (Feb 12). It precisely occurred on the ascending path in the south of Tirta Empul Temple. The avalanche triggered quite a long queue from the direction of Kintamani. The ranks of Tampaksiring Police immediately anticipated the traffic accompanied with mutual assistance by residents and the help of the Gianyar Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) so the traffic condition could be used at single lane and then turned normal

county. favehotel Daeng Tompo is also just a fifteen minute drive from the Fort Rotterdam museum, the central post office, money changer, souvenir shops and banks, as well as the convenience of downtown Makassar right at the hotel’s doorstep. Guests can also enjoy easy access to the Trans Studio Makassar and GTC Mall, as well as the Sumba Opu souvenir shopping centre nearby. The hotel is just 45 minutes from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport. favehotel Daeng Tompo is the first of its kind on the island offering a perfect blend of style, functionality and value. Leisure and business travelers not only have the beautiful Losari Beach at their fingertips but also a selection of onsite facilities to accommodate them during their stay. The hotel’s 141 modern, functional and stylish guestrooms are complemented by free high speed WiFi

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that extends throughout the entire hotel, whilst outside of the fun and fresh rooms, guests can savor international and local cuisine at the all day funky café-shop before

dipping into the hotel’s swimming pool. Business travelers can make use of the 4 modern and intimate meeting rooms, as well as the hotel’s ample parking space. The

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have come, but we should be more selective. We’d like to know whether the coming investors are really investors or just brokers,” the regent said recently. However, if the investment barriers had not been resolved, the local government could not give green light. According to him, Klungkung

two hours later. Meanwhile, at Telabah hamlet, Batubulan village, a tropical chestnut tree of hundreds of years old uprooted and toppled over the Oka Art Shop, house and Dalem Bantas Temple, Tuesday afternoon (Feb 11) around 5:10 p.m. No casualties were reported in the incident. However, the condition of the Oka Art Shop and the home owned by Ni Made Oka got damage to the roof and several art items of the art shop and so did the compound wall of the temple.

Chief of Sukawati Police Ketut Dana accompanied by subdistrict head of Sukawati AA Suryadiputra at the location said that two people were at the location at the time of incident. The art shop owner, Ni Made Oka, 78, was sweeping at the courtyard of her art shop. Meanwhile, her daughter Ni Kadek Widnyani, 55, was sleeping in the room. Suddenly she heard a loud sound of thunder so she hurriedly ran out of the room. Finally, she could survive in the incident, he said.

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been resolute. Meanwhile, the budget of Klungkung County could not afford the entire land conversion. Thus, although the Regional Development Board (Bappeda) of Klungkung had owned the study of land conversion since 2009, the realization still could not be done. Now, since the transfer of the regent and deputy regent of Klungkung, a number of investors came in and out of the office of the regent and deputy regent every day. In fact, the former quarry location becomes the main target of the investors. Regent of Klungkung, Nyoman Suwirta, ever acknowledged regarding the arrival of many investors. He realized the investment became an important factor in building a region. Even, some of them were from overseas. They were said to have made a presentation regarding their development plan in Klungkung, especially in the former quarry location. Unfortunately, the regent declined to mention the identity of the investor. “Many investors

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New Favehotel opens in Makassar

Former Gunaksa quarry now becomes a seizure

The area of former quarry is located at six villages and two subdistricts, namely Klungkung subdistrict covering the Gelgel, Tangkas, Jumpai and Gelgel kampong. Meanwhile, in Dawan subdistrict includes the Sampalan Kelod and Gunaksa village. The quarry activities in Klungkung have been stopped since December 24, 2002. The activities were stopped through the Instruction of Klungkung Regent No.3/2002 on the basis of the growing environmental degradation. From the total area of approximately 300.955, the quarry area reached about 290.48 hectares. The decision to terminate the quarry activities seems to have not accompanied by firmness against the land conversion that can provide investment opportunities. Stagnation of the land conversion is hampered by the lack of investment in the region. The lack of investor interest happens due to legal certainty, the complexity of land ownership as well as the regional spatial plan that has not

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According to priest of the Dalem Bantas Temple, Guru Kompyang Puja, the tree was more than one hundred years old and grew in the temple. There was no sign if the tree would fall whereas an hour before he was sweeping in temple. He had no inkling at that time. After going home to Pegambangan hamlet, Batubulan, he was informed on the fallen tree toppling over the temple. The Dalem Bantas belonged to a clan temple venerated by about 25 families. (kmb16)

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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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Red-carpet looks inspired by Scotland at Marchesa Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — You’d think that designers would know way ahead of time if a movie star were planning to wear their designs to the Oscars. Not true. They find out the same way we do — watching the red carpet arrivals on TV. With fingers crossed. Georgina Chapman, of the designing duo behind Marchesa, a label extremely popular on the red carpet, says she usually watches the arrivals on an iPad in the car on the way to the Oscars. Her husband is film mogul Harvey Weinstein, which is why she’s always there.

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This image released by Starpix shows an outfit from the Marchesa Fall 2014 collection during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

“It always goes in and out,” she said of the reception on the iPad, “and always cuts out at the (big) moment and I’m like, ‘There! No, can’t see!’” Her co-designer, Keren Craig, watches at home. “Sometimes I’ll have some friends over and we watch it together, but I sort of like to focus on the red carpet. I don’t want too many people around because I’m really glued to that television,” she said. Hollywood’s fondness for Marchesa’s sumptuous gowns was evidenced on Wednesday by the stars in attendance at their runway show: Actresses Katie Holmes, Anna Kendrick, and Sarah Paulson, and supermodel Tyra Banks. On the runway, Chapman and Craig presented a whimsical collection based on the theme of the Scottish Highlands. Not that there were bagpipes, or anything that looked like your typical kilt. It was a more abstract connection. Chapman said the two considered “the idea of those misty, foggy fields.” Craig added that the duo was thinking of fire. “We have a lot of bonfires so we were looking at the fire and the smoke and we took a lot of the colors from the bonfires.” Fire was evoked in deep oranges, saffron and copper. Smoke was illustrated in grays and teals. The designers also had fun “deconstructing Scotland,” in their words, by playing with tartan and the pleating in kilts. Gowns in so-called tartan lace, in shades of gold and copper, shimmered on the runway and seemed perfect for awards season. One gown with a bright orange ostrich feather skirt looked quite literally like fire, perhaps too much. A black and white feather embroidered tulle gown did not seem to overtly reference fire or Scotland, but was one of the prettiest designs in the show. A number of the dresses had a Victorian feel, with a lacy buttoned-up back, for example, or even a bustle, in draped silk.

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Green belt bylaw expected to stem land conversion Bali Post

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Ministry of Forestry Zulkifli Hasan in the International Conference on Palm Oil and Environment (ICOPE) 2014 called for the oil palm industry not to purchase products of plantation cultivated on conservation land.

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MANGUPURA - Ministry of Forestry Zulkifli Hasan in the International Conference on Palm Oil and Environment (ICOPE) 2014 called for the oil palm industry not to purchase products of plantation cultivated on conservation land. Such an effort was made in order to prevent the land conversion that had been widely cleared for oil palm plantation.

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The Oscar de la Renta Fall 2014 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

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NEW YORK — Oscar de la Renta is known for the sumptuous glamour of his beautifully crafted gowns, and there was plenty of that in his fall 2014 collection. But the designer signaled on Tuesday evening, as a select crowd of loyal customers and media packed into his studio for his runway show, that he wants to also satisfy a customer looking for some edge — if not TOO much. There were very wide black leather pants paired with a mink jacket in black and white — with a blue collar. There was a cream shearling jacket paired with charcoal pants, and black-and-white booties. And while you may not think of de la Renta as a studded motorcycle jacket kind of guy, he is: his version came in a form-fitting suit, with a laser-cut, gold-studded leather jacket and skirt. Black suede boots finished off the look. One sensed, though, that everyone was truly waiting for the gowns that came later in the show, and they were, not surprisingly, impressive. There was a daringly sheer black tulle dress with black sequins and lace. Another black tulle number had a gold foil print. Two dresses actually made their own music: tulle gowns, one in gold and one in silver, embroidered with lacquered feathers and enough beads to create that striking sound effect. The piece de resistance: worn by supermodel Karlie Kloss (outfitted in a cute, short wig): a sumptuous painted polka dot ruffle gown in black and white. Afterward, among the well-wishers patiently waiting their turn, was Barbara Walters. “This is the only fashion show I go to,” she said. “Why? Because I wear his clothes all the time.”

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“Do not accommodate the products of violating oil palm plantations building on land conservation. By doing so, they will stop growing there, so the conservation of land will be maintained,” said Zulkifli Hasan amidst the conference in Kuta, Wednesday (Feb 12). According to him, the government no longer took violence to crack down on the culprits harming the government land. By not purchasing the results of the company building the estate on the land of conservation was expected to provide a deterrent effect on violators infringing the provisions on the use of forest land. “We have not yet known exactly how many companies are operating on the land that should be used for conservation because the estate was built sporadically and secretly. Most recently, it was known that such illegal estates have been committed at Teso Nilo National Park, Riau, and in parts

in Kalimantan,” he said. Minister of Agriculture Suswono who attended the conference also said that the government strongly supported the development of sustainable oil palm cultivation without damaging the environment. In this forum, the participants discussed about the best practices, development of networks and solutions for sustainable oil palm production and environmental protection program, both at the level of policy studies as well as its application in the industry. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the ICOPE 2014, Daud Dharsono, delivered that even though the oil palm plantation was an important contributor to the economic and social welfare of the country and people of Indonesia, purchasing the oil palm products from the rogue plantation was equal to become a fence. “Termination of the purchase of

oil palm products from plantations operating on the land of conservation needs to be done to ensure the function sustainability of oil palm plantation as the pillar of economy that does not destroy the nature,” he said. The ICOPE 2014 took place on February 12-14, 2014 in Bali and was attended by approximately 400 participants consisting of the experts, policy makers, plantation business, banking, academicians and non-governmental organizations from Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. It was a biennial agenda held for sustainable development of oil palm plantation, particularly in Indonesia, including the alignment with the agenda of the Indonesian government policies that encouraged the production of sustainable oil palm established in harmony with the preservation of natural and social life of the community. (kmb27)

TABANAN - Regional bylaw draft (Ranperda) on green belt delayed for a year had been agreed by the Tabanan House and the executive in the plenary session of the Tabanan House, related to the World Cultural Heritage (WCH) area covering 14 subak territories in it. To prevent the land conversion in the region, all this time it has been applied the restriction to buildings, but it is merely in the form of the regent circular regarding the control against the development in the World Cultural Heritage of Jatiluwih area as of January 28, 2013. However, the presence of the green belt regulation will further strengthen because there will be a decisive sanction if the rule is violated. “Since the presence of regional bylaw on the greenbelt the legitimacy is getting stronger. The legislation is now in the stage of verification in the province,” said the Head of Tabanan Public Works, I Gusti Ngurah Anom Anthara, Wednesday (Feb 12). Further, he said the enactment of the nature and cultural conservation area at Jatiluwih village, Penebel subdistrict, as the World Cultural Heritage region by UNESCO on July 6, 2012, Tabanan government had actually done the effort to create spatial arrangement through the synergy with development program in accordance with the carrying capacity and environmental capacity by making arrangements and control against the spatial utilization in the region of the world cultural heritage. He affirmed the circular previously mentioned a more detailed spatial planning as well as zoning regulation that governed the spatial utilization and monitoring on the world cultural heritage at Jatiluwih area where all the development activities and physical arrangement related to investment were temporarily not allowed. Meanwhile, the 14 subak groups including in the world cultural heritage area covered the Subak Bedugul, Subak Jatiluwih, Subak Kedampal, Subak Klocing, Subak Penatahan, Subak Pesagi, Subak Piak, Subak Piling, Subak Puakan, Subak Rijasa, Subak Sangketan, Subak Tegallinggah, Subak Tengkudak and Subak Wangaya Betan. As reported previously, the regional bylaw draft on green belt was agreed to be revised based on various considerations. Among them, it related to many green belts that had undergone change of function due to the needs of community. “With a variety of studies and facts in the field as well as the real needs of community, the green belt is worth to be revised,” said the spokesman of the Green Belt Special Committee, Suardana. Though agreed to revise the green belt, the Tabanan House asked the Tabanan Regent to decisively implement the Green Belt Regulation. In other words, if there would be a violation it should be dealt with. “Do not let the green belt be annexed and the function converted,” said Suardana. As information, Tabanan government proposed a revision to the Regional Bylaw No.11/2001 on the Green Belt. It was based on the reason that green belt has undergone a land conversion, so it is worth to be revised. Such revision has got protest from the House because a number of points proposed were deleted. (kmb28)

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Regional bylaw draft (Ranperda) on green belt delayed for a year had been agreed by the Tabanan House and the executive in the plenary session of the Tabanan House, related to the World Cultural Heritage (WCH) area covering 14 subak territories in it.


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Water recedes

A tree stranded at Benel dam spill way Bali Post

NEGARA - A large-size tree was stranded at the spill way of Benel Dam, Manistutu. Due to having large size, the tree alleged to originate from the forest was stuck fast at the dam spill way. When the dam water receded, the tree was clearly seen at the stilling basin. According to residents, the tree had long enough been floating in the dam. However, it was stuck fast at the dam spill way. “Maybe it has been broken and dragged from the edge of the forest. When, the water recedes it is clearly visible,” said one of the residents. It was justified by the floodgate attendant, Komang Winata. The tree had long been floating and then got stuck in the dam. Indeed, it had not been cleaned up because it was large enough. He said the dam water had been seen to recede since December because the floodgate was opened. The dam irrigating 10 subak areas was temporarily not accommodating especially when it often rained. “The main subak group demands to let the floodgate be open because the subak areas are in planting season and it has been opened since

the end of 2013,” he said. Though it was opened, the water discharge in the dam was balanced with the volume of water drained. Recently, it frequently rained, so the water supply was sufficient. According to him, the tree stranded at the dam spill way would be cleaned up. Since it had large size, the officer required a cutting machine to clean it up. He believed the tree did not originate from the forest, but from the periphery of the dam. Having rotted, the tree collapsed and fell into the dam. (kmb26)

DENPASAR - Dozens of Sanglah Hospital employees including doctors, paramedics and non-medical staff gathered in the policlinic hall, Tuesday (Feb 11). They held a peaceful demonstration to question about the remuneration (tukin) issued by central government. One of the employees explained the remuneration had not been received so far. On that account, the employees demonstrated to question about the transparency of remuneration to the Board of Directors. Regarding the action, Directress of Sanglah Hospital, AA Sri Saraswati, explained that under the rules of central government, the remuneration was given to 27 working units or state ministry or agencies including the Ministry of Health. However, there was an exception where it was not given to the unit having had the status as Public Service Agency (BLU). “This exception applies because the working unit with the status as the Public Service Agency has got remuneration known as service (japel). And this matter has not yet been known by all employees of Sanglah Hospital,” Saras said. Socialization on the absence of remuneration from central government to Sanglah Hospital employees after getting the status as Public Service Agency had been carried out. Understandably, Saras admitted that the information did not reach the employees totally reaching 2,600 people. Such ignorance was coupled with the information that the other agencies under the Ministry of

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For South China Sea claimants, a legal venue to battle China

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HONG KONG - When Philippine President Benigno Aquino compared China to the Germany of 1938 and called for global support as his country battles Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea, he put the focus on a case that Manila has filed in an international court. The Philippines has taken its dispute with China to arbitration under the United Nations’ Convention on the Law of the Sea and its lawyers say that the tribunal has discretionary powers to allow other states to join the action.

A large-size tree was stranded at the spill way of Benel Dam, Manistutu due to the less water.

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Health such as the Health Polytechnic received remuneration so that it eventually kindled the demonstration for questioning the matter. Saras further explained that Sanglah Hospital as a Public Service Agency had given remuneration in the form of service either directly or indirectly. Direct service was provided for employees having direct contact to patient, while the indirect service was provided for all hospital employees. “This service has been given in Sanglah Hospital since 2002 from the own income of Sanglah Hospital, not from central government,” said Saras. When compared, it could be seen if the remuneration was greater than the service. However, according to Saras, the calculation was not like that. For example, for a working unit belonging to non-Public Service Agency, a doctor could get a million and remuneration of a million and a half. The amount of remuneration was not received in full, but deducted with functional allowance worth one million so that the doctor only received the remuneration worth 500 thousand. On the other hand, direct service at hospital with the status as Public Service Agency could be higher than the remuneration but could also be lower. “The direct service is tailored to the hospital revenue. When handling many patients and getting a lot of revenue, the service will be also larger,” she explained. Meanwhile, the indirect service shared for all employees was based on particular percentage and calculation. (san)

Nyanggelan River contaminated by oil waste and whitener

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BANGLI - After the inspection made to a number of pea entrepreneurs in the region of Nyanggelan related to pea waste disposal system including the taking of water sample along the Nyanggelan River some time ago, the Bangli Environment Agency (BLH) stated the condition of river in the area of Nyanggelan to have been polluted. It is proved by the results of laboratory testing against the water sample taken in the local river containing oil waste, whitener and manure. The Environmental Impact Control Division Head, Bangli Environment Agency, Gusti Laksana, explained the results of laboratory testing against the water sample taken in the area of Nyanggelan Kaja, Bangli and Nyanggelan Tengah, Klungkung, his party found some substances polluting the river at Nyanggelan Tengah, Klungkung. Some of them were the waste of cooking oil, chlorine derived from whitener, iron and ammonia from livestock manure. Meanwhile, in the river of Nyanggelan Kaja, Bangli, said Laksana, the results of the water sample testing indicated there was no pollution. According to Laksana, the chlorine substance in the river water at local vil-

lage was caused by the use of whitener in peanut processing. Meanwhile, the iron and ammonia polluting the river were alleged to originate from the manure disposed by local people into the river. Laksana said the entire content quite potentially harmed the health of people who consumed or used the water for bathing, washing and toilet facilities. “If it is consumed, the substance can cause several diseases such as cancer, kidney, uric acid and amnesia. When the water is used for bathing, it can cause itching,” he said. Against such condition, his party would immediately coordinate to the Klungkung Environment Agency having the territory of Nyanglan Tengah and Nyanglan Kelod. In addition, his party would also forward the findings to Bali Environment Agency to be followed up together. All this time, Laksana said that his party got many complaints from residents accusing the river area of Nyanggelan Kaja as the source of water pollution in the downstream side. To that end, his party ultimately held an inspection to a number of pea entrepreneurs at Nyanglan Kaja, Bangli, including checking the sewage system and took samples of the river water alleged to have been contaminated by the waste. (ina)

China is refusing to participate and has already warned Vietnam against joining the case being heard at the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, sources have said. Hanoi has so far kept its options open. Any final ruling by the court on the dispute, one of the most tense flashpoints in Asia, cannot be enforced but will carry considerable moral and political weight, analysts say. “If a large number of countries, including members of ASEAN, speak out in support of the application of international law to resolve disputes, Beijing might conclude that flouting the ruling of the tribunal is too costly, even if China’s nine-dash line is found to be illegal,” said Bonnie Glaser at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, groups four of the claimants to the sea - Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Vietnam - and six other countries in

the region. China, and also Taiwan, claim much of the sea through a nine-dash line on Chinese maps that encompasses about 90 percent of its 3.5 million sq km (1.35 million sq mile) waters. The sea provides 10 percent of the global fisheries catch and carries $5 trillion in ship-borne trade each year. In an interview with the New York Times last week, Aquino compared China’s claims to Germany in 1938. “At what point do you say, ‘Enough is enough’? Well, the world has to say it — remember that the Sudetenland was given in an attempt to appease Hitler to prevent World War 2,” he said. Beijing has called the comparison outrageous. Admiral Samuel Locklear, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, and Daniel Russel, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific, both voiced support last week for the Philippines’ action in seeking a peaceful, lawful solution. The U.S. comments came

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A man fishes on a wharf overlooking container ships anchored at sea, as they wait to berth at port terminals, in Singapore November 6, 2013. Connected to more than 600 ports in some 120 countries, Singapore is one of the world’s busiest shipping hubs, and is often called the gateway to Asia.

after increasingly assertive moves by China in the South China Sea in recent weeks. “There is a growing concern that this pattern of behavior in the South China Sea reflects an incremental

effort by China to assert control over the area contained in the socalled “nine-dash line,” despite the objections of its neighbors and despite the lack of any explanation or apparent basis under international

law regarding the scope of the claim itself,” Russel said in testimony to a congressional sub-committee. The issue could also come up when Secretary of State John Kerry visits Beijing this week.

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Florence Mayor and Italian center-left Democratic Party leader Matteo Renzi drives away as he is chased by reporters following a meeting with Premier Enrico Letta at Chigi Palace government office, in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

ROME — Italian Premier Enrico Letta faces a new challenge to his leadership Thursday as his own party decides whether to yank support from the fragile cross-party government of bitter rivals. Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi, who was voted leader of the Democratic Party in December, has sharpened his criticism of Letta in recent weeks, challenging what he sees as the government’s failure to make progress on key reforms. Despite the power play, Renzi, a rising political star, has asserted that he wants to take office through elections, not through political maneuvers. Letta made a public pitch to hold on to power Wednesday, highlighting signs of economic relief since he took power 10 months ago. He said the economy is showing signs of growth after years of

contraction and that the country’s stubbornly high public debt has begun to decline for the first time in six years. Letta, 47, was tapped to run a government of long-time political foes after elections last year failed to produce a clear winner. He has already survived a challenge by former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who backed down from a vote of no-confidence at the last minute last fall. Berlusconi’s party, however, did move to the opposition after the Senate took his seat over a tax fraud conviction. Letta’s government was able to continue with the support of center-right defectors. If Letta’s party yanks its support, Renzi could be tapped by President Giorgio Napolitano to try to form a new government. But any new coalition would need to win a vote of confidence in Parliament.


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Australian unemployment worst in a decade Agence France-Presse

SYDNEY - Australia’s unemployment rate in January jumped to 6.0 percent -- its worst in a decade -- with the economy shedding 3,700 jobs amid a turbulent transition away from mining, data showed Thursday. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said the jobless rate increased from 5.8 percent in December, with some 7,100 full-time positions lost, which were only partially offset by 3,400 extra part-time roles. The Australian dollar dived on the data, which was above analyst predictions. It was at 89.52 US cents from 90.11 cents immediately prior to the announcement. It is the highest unemployment has been since the global financial crisis, when it peaked at 5.8 percent, and its worst since July 2003. It also matches the government’s forecast jobless peak for the year to June 30. Australia is undergoing a bumpy economic transition with its decade-long Asia-led mining investment boom reaching its peak, and the ailing manufacturing sector in dire straits with the announced exit this week of Toyota, its last remaining automaker. The Reserve Bank of Australia forecast unemployment to continue edging higher in its quarterly monetary policy update last week as spending in the mining sector unwinds. A further 1,300 jobs were lost Thursday with the collapse of engineering firm Forge Group, whose clients include Rio Tinto and BHP -- both of whom are tightening their belts as commodity prices soften due to a spike of new supply coming online and slowing demand from China. Reflecting this, Australia’s mining and manufacturing states fared worst, led by resources-rich Western Australia where there was a 0.5 percentage point increase in the jobless rate to 5.1 percent. Opposition leader Bill Shorten warned of “more pain coming down the road”, with announced job losses at major firms including Toyota, Holden and Qantas yet to factor into the figures. Shorten said there had been “one job lost every three minutes” since the conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott-led government came to power in September. During the election campaign Abbott promised to create one million new jobs by axing corporate pollution and mining profits taxes and launching a major road-building drive. On Thursday, he blamed Labor policies for the spiralling jobless rate. “I am dismayed that unemployment went up last month but this can hardly come as a shock,” Abbott told parliament. “They made a bad situation worse with their taxes and regulation and that’s why we’re getting rid of them.” Treasurer Joe Hockey said the rise in unemployment was in line with the government’s own forecasts of 6.0 percent this financial year and 6.25 percent for each of the following three years as Australia’s workforce ages and younger workers delay entry. “If we want to get the unemployment rate down, not only from 6.0 percent but from 6.25 percent which is the current forecast, we need to improve the growth rate of the economy,” he said, warning it would involve “structural change”. Hockey said the economy had expanded at below-trend pace for five of the last six years. Growth in the year to December 31 was 2.3 percent, well below long-term averages of 3.25 percent. The government has said that Australia will be in deficit for up to a decade, and warned citizens to “adjust their expectations of what government can sustainably provide” ahead of a May budget expected to include deep spending cuts and asset sales.

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Democrat party’s presidential convention to be held in Bali

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DENPASAR - The ruling Democrat Party will hold a convention in Denpasar, on February 18, to select its presidential candidate for contesting the July election, Bali’s Chief of Democrat Executive Board Made Mudarta stated on Wednesday. “The convention is part of the final phase before the Democrat Party announces the name of its presidential candidate from the party. There will be a debate between the 11 candidates,” Midarta noted. The ruling Democrat Party had organized a convention in a bid to finalize its candidate for the presidential election to be held on July 9, this year. Eleven candidates have participated in the convention, which in-

clude President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s brother-in-law, retired general Pramono Edhie Wibowo, State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan, former youth and sports minister Hayono Isman, Chairman of the Regional Representatives Council Irman Gusman, former ambassador to the US Dino Patti Djalal, and North Sulawesi Governor Sinyo Harris Sarundajang. Yudhoyono is not eligible to seek reelection by law, since he has completed two presidential terms.

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The ruling Democrat Party will hold a convention in Denpasar, on February 18, to select its presidential candidate for contesting the July election, Bali’s Chief of Democrat Executive Board Made Mudarta stated on Wednesday.

Puncak Mundi Temple:

A pilgrimage destination in Nusa Penida IBP

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, a woman counts U.S. dollar banknotes at a currency exchange office in Istanbul, Turkey.

Probably the classy nickname given to Nusa Penida as a golden egg of Bali does not only refer to its natural potential. In terms of spiritual point of view, Nusa Penida is also often made a destination of Hindu pilgrimage in maintaining the balance of life. The majority of Hindus make the three major temples as their primary destination, including the Penataran Ped, Giri Putri and Puncak Mundi Temple.

As the name suggests, the Puncak Mundi Temple is perched on the top of Mundi Hill, exactly at Rata hamlet, Klumpu village, Nusa Penida. Mundi is said to be the highest peak in the plains of Nusa Penida so that the temple remains to look sustainable. Puncak Mundi Temple consists of three elements, namely the Beji Temple as the first praying place, Krangkeng Temple and Puncak Mundi as the abode of Ida Batara Lingsir. Chief of supporting devotees of Puncak Mundi Temple, I Wayan

Sukla, said on Saturday (Jun 1) that all the devotees of Puncak Mundi Temple comprised 504 families scattered in eleven customary hamlets, including the Baledan Duur hamlet, Baledan Beten hamlet, Klumpu Kauh hamlet, Klumpu Kangin hamlet, Angas hamlet, Mentaki hamlet, Rata hamlet, Tiagan hamlet, Bila hamlet, Cubang hamlet and Iseh hamlet. Compiled from various sources, Wayan Sukla told the presence of temples on Nusa Penida Island was inspired by the marriage of Lord Guru

Dollar slips in Asia ahead of US sales data

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TOKYO - The dollar slipped in Asia Thursday ahead of the release of US retail sales data seen as key to gauging the strength of the world’s biggest economy. In late morning Tokyo trade, the greenback bought 102.31 yen, from 102.50 yen in New York Wednesday. The euro fetched $1.3610 and 139.25 yen, against $1.3593 and 139.33 yen, after dovish comments from a European Central Bank (ECB) board member. With few trading cues, attention turned to the January US sales data later Thursday after poor jobs figures cast doubt on the strength of the US recovery. “(Retail sales) have been relatively stable, but the January outcome is forecast to be a little softer. The weather may play a part,” National Australia Bank said, referring to severe winter

storms slamming the country. “The weather distortions, both in the US (freezing/snow) and the UK (flooding) are likely to keep market participants, and central banks, guessing in regards to the real state of their respective economies for a little while.” A strong result could indicate recent soft jobs data were caused by the weather and give the Federal Reserve’s policy board more room to further reduce its stimulus programme when it meets in March, said Praevidentia Strategy’s Masafumi Yamamoto. He said such a move could send the dollar back above 103 yen. But if the numbers are bad, “people may start worrying about whether the Fed could keep its pace in tapering the bond-buying programme, putting the dollar in a 101-103 yen range,” he told Dow Jones Newswires. On Tuesday, the Fed’s new chief Janet Yellen pledged to

maintain a wind-down of its monetary easing, but highlighted the jobs market was shaky. The Fed could consider a pause in tapering if economic conditions show a significant deterioration, she added. The dollar was given some support from Wednesday’s betterthan-expected Chinese trade data and news US lawmakers had agreed to lift the debt ceiling through March 2015, averting another painful Washington standoff that could have rattled markets. The euro edged up after ECB board member Benoit Coeure hinted at fresh moves to support the struggling eurozone economy as industrial output in the bloc fell more than expected in December. Output was down 0.7 percent from November when a 1.6 percent expansion had encouraged hopes that a modest recovery was gaining momentum.

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(Ishvara) and Goddess Uma. From their love was then born a son named Lord Kumara. However, the birth of Lord Kumara became the beginning of a dispute between the Lord Guru and Goddess Uma. It happened because Lord Kumara was closely taken care of by his father, while he only came to his mother when asking to be breastfed. Being upset, Goddess Uma persecuted Lord Kumara while breastfeeding. With fury, her eyes turned red and her fangs came out. As a result, Lord Kumara was banged up to break his head and his blood was drunk by Goddess Uma. Apparently, the violence was known by Lord Guru. On seeing her behavior like kala or evil spirit, the Lord Guru was angry. He condemned Goddess Uma to be transformed into a human being to the world. “During undergoing the curse, Goddess Uma was said to have arrived amidst a forest. Within such a lonely place, there grows a large and high banyan tree. There she cried and her milk exuded to the ground. It then grew into a king banana (gedangsaba). That is why, the banana is very good for baby,” he said. After long regretted her actions, she had desire to build a palace being no different from the heaven. She then established an ashram at the top of Bukit Mundi (Mundi Hill) and earned the title as Goddess Rohini. In the ashram, she performed solemn meditation. In short, Lord Guru could not stand alone to care for his son because Lord Kumara kept asking to be breastfed by his mother. Afterward, Lord Kumara was placed on a platform shrine (pelangkiran) to take care of baby. Suddenly, Lord Guru remembered Goddess Uma who was previously

condemned and had been residing at the top of Pucak Mundi. Ultimately, Lord Guru decided to come down to earth, precisely to the abode where Goddess Uma was performing meditation, at the top of Bukit Mundi. Lord Guru himself transformed into a priest named Dukuh Jumpungan and met with Goddess Uma. Later on, this area was named Nusa Panida, derived from the phrase Manusha Pandhita. “Likewise, Goddess Uma then transformed herself into a woman named Ni Puri becoming the wife to Dukuh Jumpungan in the world and permanently settled on Mount Kila or Pucak Mundi. Supporting devotees of the Puncak Mundi Temple then called them Lord Lingsir,” said Sukla. Sukla added that pujawali (anniversary) of the Puncak Mundi Temple was held every six months, falling every Buda (Wednesday) Umanis Perangbakat and the nearest would fall on Wednesday (next Jun 26). Series of the procession would be commenced by organizing an assembly and notification ritual on Anggara Kliwon Wuku Tambir. Then, it was resumed with the implementation of animal sacrifice (pecaruan), taking down the sanctified effigies and embellishing them with ornamental paraphernalia on Anggara Kliwon Wuku Perangbakat. Afterward, the deities were escorted to do purificatory rite at Peji Temple and offered the anniversary ritual on Buda Umanis Wuku Perangbakat. After the temple anniversary, it was resumed with offering the penganyar ritual on Wrespati (Thursday) Paing Wuku Perangbakat through Sukra (Friday) Pon wuku Perangbakat and the closing ritual procession on Saniscara (Saturday) Wuku Perangbakat. (kmb)


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Blast aimed at Pakistani police bus kills 11, wounds 33 Reuters

ISLAMABAD - An explosion targeting a bus full of Pakistani policemen killed 11 and injured 33 near the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, officials said, in the latest incident of violence while the government and the Taliban are engaged in peace talks. Many of the wounded policemen were badly hurt and in critical condition, said Dr. Seemin Jamali, head of the emergency department at the city’s Jinnah Medical Center. It was unclear whether the blast was set off by a suicide bomber or a roadside bomb, said senior police officer Rao Anwar. The bombing follows an attack on the home of a slain policemen that killed nine members of a pro-government militia on Wednesday, and a grenade attack on a cinema on Tuesday that killed 13. Both attacks were in the northern city of Peshawar. None of the attacks has been claimed by the Taliban. The violence comes amid peace talks between government and Taliban representatives aimed at trying to end Pakistan’s violent insurgency. Both sides are supposed to refrain from major attacks during the talks. But many question whether the Taliban, who have repeatedly said they reject democracy and want Pakistan ruled according to a strict brand of Islamic law, will be able to strike a compromise with the government. Others worry that there are too many militant groups in Pakistan to negotiate with. Several such groups, not included in the talks, have carried out bloody bombings of markets, churches, and mosques.

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 photo, a Myanmar ethnic Kachin mother sends her son to school, at Wine Maw Refugee Camp in Kachin state, about 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) north of Yangon, Myanmar.

Thai officials say Rohingya people sent to Myanmar Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK — Thai authorities said Thursday they deported about 1,300 of Rohingya boat people back to Myanmar late last year, ignoring calls from human rights groups not to send the ethnic minorities home where they face widespread discrimination. The deportations were announced this week but took place in waves from September through November, said police. Lt. Gen. Pharnu Kerdlarpphon. He said the asylum seekers were held in detention centers and shelters across the country. The news was first reported Thursday by Thailand’s Englishlanguage Bangkok Post. “The deportations were voluntary. We sent them back 100 to 200 people at a time,” Pharnu told The Associated Press. “These people said they could not see any future while being held in Thailand, so they chose to go back to Myanmar.” Muslim Rohingyas face discrimination in Myanmar, where sectarian violence for nearly two years has left hundreds dead and

more than 140,000 displaced from their homes. Many sought asylum and work in other countries, especially Malaysia, which has a Muslim majority. Since last January, more than 1,700 Rohingya were arrested in Thailand after their boats ran aground in the country’s south. Pharnu said eight of the people detained died from diseases, while others fled the shelters or were sent to Bangladesh. The Rohingyas in immigration detention centers have complained about the poor

living conditions in the cells. Human rights groups have urged Thailand to give Rohingyas access to the United Nations refugee agency so they can seek refugee status and have expressed concerns over their safety if they are sent back to Myanmar. “Deportation to Myanmar means to send them to a place where they can face danger and persecution, and can be seriously abused,” said Bangkok-based Human Rights Watch researcher Sunai Phasuk.

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A security official prevents members of the media from approaching a damaged police bus at the site of an explosion in Karachi February 13, 2014.

Mass power cuts... From page 1 The bad weather also hit midweek football fixtures, with Manchester City’s Premier League match with Sunderland and Everton’s game with Crystal Palace both called off. The Twitter sites of the host football clubs said the safety of the fans travelling to and from the grounds could not be guaranteed because of the strong winds. The embattled Environment Agency -- the government body responsible for flood defences that has faced the brunt of criticism -- fought to defend its reputation. Chief Executive, Paul Leinster, said: “We continue to have teams out on the ground 24/7 working to protect lives, homes, businesses, communities and farmland.” Prime Minister David Cameron chaired the government’s COBRA emergency committee and then told parliament he stood by his pledge that “money is no object in this relief effort”. He warned that a further 800 to 1,000 homes were at risk of flooding as the Thames rose. He also said grants of up to £5,000 (6,100 euros, 8,300 euros) would be available to businesses and homeowners affected by flooding to allow them to better protect their properties in future. Bank of England chief Mark Carney warned that the weather could stifle Britain’s economic recovery.

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INDONESIA Tackling haze problem

Forest fire will address to land and aerial operations Antara

JAKARTA - The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has carried out coordination work with several government agencies and legal enforcers to tackle the problem of haze from forest fires and drought this year. The government will address the forest fire problems through land and aerial operations. “Usually haze occurs in MayJune. But, this time, the haze has happened in January and February in Riau and West Kalimantan,” BNPB spokesman Sutopo stated. He predicted that the drought this year will be drier than that in 2013 because of possible weak El Nino which is expected to develop later this year. The agency organized a co-

ordinating meeting on forest and plantation fires on Tuesday (Feb. 11). The meeting, chaired by the BNBP chief, Syamsul Maarif, was attended by representatives from the coordinating ministry for people’s welfare, the forestry ministry, the agriculture ministry, the environmental affairs ministry, the home affairs ministry, the Indonesian defense

forces (TNI), the national police, and regional disaster mitigation offices from Jambil, South Sumatra, North Sumatra, Riau, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, and East Kalimantan. Maarif reminded all stakeholders to implement the presidential instruction no. 16/2011 on the Forest and Plantation Fires Control Intensification.

He stated that an incident like the one in 2013, when Sumatra’s haze affected Singapore and Malaysian, should not happen this year. The land operation will involve among others, military officers, police, forest fire brigade unit, and civilian security personnel. The aerial operation will include water bombing from air and weather modification or artificial rain technologies. The BNBP will rent the Be200 amphibian plane and the Kamov helicopter from Russia for water bombing purposes,

Sutopo clarified. The NOAA Satellite detected 458 hotspots of forest and plantation fires across Sumatra on Tuesday afternoon. Most of the hotspots were located in northern Sumatra with a total of 430 hotspots, Hendra Suwarta, the head of the Medan meteorological, climatology and geophysics agency (BMKG)’s data and information service, stated on Wednesday. N o r t h e r n S u m a t r a ’s 4 3 0 hotspots included 75 in Aceh Darussalam, 40 in West Sumatra, 242 in Riau and 73 in North Sumatra Province.


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Olympic women’s curling: Canada beats Denmark 8-5

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IBP KUTUH - Pandawa Beach is the most unique tourist beach area on the Island of the Gods. Nestled at Kutuh village, South Kuta subdistrict, or about 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport, it does not only present various marine tourist attractions, but also serves as the center for the seaweed cultivation. Once traveling, we can see natural scenery and some cultural activities having been carried out for generations since the past time. Various tourist attractions are offered by the white sandy beach known as the secret beach because it is hidden behind the hills. Local community supported by the government then took an initiative to open the access to Pandawa Beach by splitting the hills. On the sides of the cliff lie some caves where they are filled up with the figures of Pandawa in the Mahabharata epic. This is the origin of the beach in Southern Bali named the Pandawa Beach. From the top of the hill, tourists can see the beautiful cobalt blue sea water. When coming into the coastal area, visitors will be greeted by a clean white sand and calm quiet atmosphere. A number of small huts belonging to local people are transformed into stall used to serve visitors. Besides, it is also provided with dozens of benches and umbrellas for visitors wishing to lie down while enjoying the beach atmosphere.

SOCHI, Russia — Canada took the outright lead in women’s Olympic curling Thursday, beating Denmark 8-5 for a fourth straight win and leaving it as the only undefeated team in the tournament. Switzerland’s unbeaten run ended with a 9-8 loss to two-time defending champion Sweden, leaving both teams with 3-1 records. World champion Britain was under pressure after losing two of its first three games but beat China 8-7 to revive its chances of reaching the semifinals. A day after making a mistake with her game-deciding final shot in a 9-6 loss to the Canadians, British skip Eve Muirhead was left with a routine draw into the 4-foot ring to seal victory against the Chinese. This time, she nailed it. “I’m really glad we came back with the strong performance there,” Muirhead said, “and really glad I managed to play a great shot to finish off that game. “We realized how important that game was ... to get that win was essential.” The Canadians have won their opening four games, defeating big rivals Sweden and Britain along the way, as they seek their country’s first Olympic

gold medal in the women’s event since 1998. In skip Jennifer Jones, Canada has probably the hottest women’s player in Sochi and she opened up a close game against the winless Danes by picking up three points in the ninth end to give her team the 8-5 cushion. Canada plays Switzerland in the evening session and the medal round is already in sight for the nation where curling is the No. 2 winter sport. The Swiss had beaten the United States, Denmark and South Korea in their first three games but decided to change their lineup against Sweden, dropping Janine Greiner to alternate and calling up Alina Paetz. The result? A first loss of the tournament as Sweden skip Margaretha Sigfridsson got a point at the final end with the hammer.

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Canada’s skip Jennifer Jones, center, watches her teammates Jill Officer, left, and Dawn McEwen, right, during the women’s curling competition against Denmark at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Clippers beat Blazers in see-saw contest

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, puts up a shot as Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Los Angeles.

OAKLAND, California — In a game featuring 40 lead changes, the Los Angeles Clippers edged Portland 122117 on Wednesday to narrow the gap between the two Western Conference contenders to five games and go into the All-Star break on a winning note. Among the day’s other key results, Eastern Conference leader Indiana suffered only it third home loss of the season when beaten by Dallas, LeBron James capped a superb individual performance by sinking a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that gave Miami victory at Golden State, and Houston also got a last-second winner to beat Washington. Los Angeles was led to victory by 36 points from Blake Griffin while Chris Paul had 20 points and 12 assists in his second game back from a long-term shoulder injury. The Pacific Divisionleading Clippers, who set a franchise record for largest margin of victory in their 45-point thrashing of Philadelphia on Sunday, converted 16 Portland turnovers into 20 points. LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points for Portland, which slipped 5-1/2 games behind leader Oklahoma City in the Northwest Division. Dallas’ Monta

Ellis had 23 points and nine rebounds as the Mavericks put in an impressive defensive performance to win 81-73 at Indiana. Dirk Nowitzki added 18 points for the Mavericks, who have won six of seven heading into the break. George Hill’s 14 points was the mediocre leading tally for the Pacers, who gave up the first six points of the fourth quarter and were not able to bridge the gap. Miami’s LeBron James capped one of his best games in dramatic fashion, making a step-back 3-pointer with less than a second remaining to give the Heat a 111-110 win at Golden State. With Dwyane Wade out with a foot injury, James shouldered the load for the two-time defending NBA champions, finishing with 36 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists. With the Heat trailing by two points, James let the clock tick down and with two-tenths of a second left he swished in a 27-footer to stun the sellout crowd. James shot 14 of 26 from the floor, including several dazzling dunks, and helped the Heat go ahead by 21 points in the third quarter. Chris Bosh added 19 points and five rebounds. Stephen Curry finished with 29 points and seven assists for the Warriors, who rallied to take an 87-84 lead but could not hold on.


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Barcelona to face Madrid in cup final

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TACLOBAN, Philippines — David Beckham visited the stormdevastated Philippine city of Tacloban on Thursday as part of UNICEF’s relief efforts. The central city is still struggling to deal with the impact of super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck on Nov. 8, killing more than 6,200 people and leaving tens of thousands of survivors still homeless. Beckham was welcomed Thursday by hundreds who have been living in United Nations-provided tents outside a stadium. Zafrin Chowdhury, spokeswoman for the UNICEF office in Manila, said Beckham was touched by the typhoon’s impact and wanted to meet displaced children and their families. Beckham exchanged high-fives and posed for pictures with children inside a large white tent used as a classroom. Some showed him their art works. He removed his shoes on entering a tent where a family has been living, stroking a sleeping infant’s hands as he spoke with family members. Officials and UNICEF staff did not say what he and the family members talked

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — Barcelona set up another Copa del Rey final against rival Real Madrid on Wednesday after drawing 1-1 at Real Sociedad to win their two-legged semifinal. Real’s Antoine Griezmann scored in the waning moments to cancel out Lionel Messi’s first-half opener but the Spanish champions still reached the domestic cup final 3-1 overall. the 27th minute by unleashing a shot between three defenders that Zubikarai got a touch to but couldn’t keep from creeping over the line. Zubikarai was sensational after that as he denied Pedro Rodriguez, with Pinto called on to deny Vela at the other end as Dani Alves arrived to clear the loose ball at the post. Andres Iniesta’s outstanding second half began with a near-miss just before Vela found the crossbar. Zubikarai made back-to-back stops on Messi and Cesc Fabregas while Griezmann was unlucky on the hour mark after failing to get a shot away on a break. Barcelona had done well to subdue Real’s attacks but could only watch as the hosts executed a perfect counter for French forward Griezmann to equalize with three minutes to play.

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Martino said Xavi Hernandez’s second-half substitution was because of a knock that he hoped would not become an injury. “The fact that these players reach so many finals and still value reaching another final is a great thing,” said Martino, who has already led Barcelona to the Spanish Supercup during his first season in charge.

about during his 30-minute stay. It’s Beckham’s second trip to the Philippines as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador. He toured a shelter for former street children in Manila during his first visit in 2011 and also played an exhibition game with the Philippine national football team. “He felt very touched by what happened and that he wanted to come back, not do anything else — no meeting, no media — just to focus on children and meet them, encourage them and see for himself the situation,” Chowdhury said. Beckham also was scheduled to visit a warehouse of the World Food Program in nearby Palo town, which was also heavily devastated. The retired football icon and his wife, Victoria, had donated some of their best designer clothes and shoes to raise funds for the typhoon victims. The typhoon displaced more than 4 million in more than 40 provinces in the central Philippines. At least 1,700 are still missing. Beckham’s visit followed separate trips to Tacloban in December by teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, U.S. State Secretary John Kerry, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Australian Foreign Minister Julia Bishop.

LONDON - Arsene Wenger acknowledged the 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool at the weekend forced his Arsenal side to retreat into their shells to avoid defeat at all cost against Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday. The Londoners would have gone top with a win against the champions but few chances were created in a disappointing 0-0 draw at the Emirates. Former Arsenal favourite Robin van Persie almost stole victory for United with a late header that drew a breathtaking one-handed save from Wojciech Szczesny. “Our

defensive focus was extreme today because we conceded so many goals on Saturday. It was important not to lose tonight,” manager Wenger told reporters. “United restricted us to very few chances but our team was highly focused not to concede tonight and maybe that restricted our game going forward. “We were certainly hit by the five goals we conceded on Saturday and you could feel that a little bit tonight. I think we were nervous where we are usually very dangerous breaking through the middle with speedy passing,” the Frenchman added. “We lost two points tonight but the point keeps us in the race.” Ar-

senal are second, one point behind Chelsea, while United are seventh, 15 points off the pace. Wenger’s side have taken just five points in six games against Chelsea, Manchester City (in third place), Liverpool (fourth) and United. Arsenal let in four goals in the opening 20 minutes against Liverpool and Mikel Arteta’s mistake after 90 seconds almost led to another early setback.

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Szczesny, however, saved the home side from another terrible start by guessing the right way as Van Persie shot from close range

with his favoured left foot. Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, who caused United captain Nemanja Vidic problems in the air all evening, missed a clear header from eight metres following a Santi Cazorla corner soon after. Good chances, though, were few and far between in a dislocated and often frantic first half between two sides searching for their best form. Mesut Ozil, Arsenal’s 42 million pounds ($69.66 million) buy from Real Madrid in August, was more involved than at Anfield at the weekend. “He was one of our best players,” said Wenger. Van Persie, returning to the

club he represented for eight seasons, shot across goal when well placed after 18 minutes but United again failed to make the most of new midfield signing Juan Mata. Jack Wilshere was at the core of most of Arsenal’s best moments and received consistently rough treatment from the visitors. United full back Rafael, injured in an aerial challenge with Giroud, was replaced by Rio Ferdinand for the second half which triggered a reshuffle of the back line but the match followed the same pattern of high tempo movement but little penetration and no end product.

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Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring during an Italian Cup, semifinal return match, between AS Roma and Napoli, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

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Former England soccer team captain David Beckham interacts with typhoon survivors during his visit to Typhoon Haiyan-hit Tacloban city, central Philippines, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Beckham visited the storm-devastated Philippine city as part of UNICEF’s relief efforts.

Napoli beats Roma to reach Italian Cup final

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FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi of Argentina, gestures during their Spanish Copa del Rey semifinal second leg soccer match against Real Sociedad, at Anoeta stadium, in San Sebastian northern Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

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Goalkeeper Enaut Zubikarai did his part to keep Sociedad alive at the Anoeta with several key saves but the Basque club’s attack just couldn’t respond despite Carlos Vela hitting the crossbar in the 55th. Barcelona, the record 26-time cup champion, faces Madrid three years after losing to its bitter foe 1-0 in extra time in a classic final. Barcelona and Madrid go into the April 19th match having split their six previous meetings in the cup final. “It’s a ‘clasico,’ and there’s nothing more to say,” Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said. “We were obliged to reach the final after Real Madrid ensured its place.” The hosts constantly pressed Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto but Messi proved the difference early on. He capped his individual run at goal in

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NAPLES, Italy — Napoli humiliated Roma 3-0 on Wednesday to progress 5-3 on aggregate to the Italian Cup final against Fiorentina. Jose Maria Callejon headed in Cristian Maggio’s cross to give Napoli the lead shortly after the half hour mark against last year’s runners-up. The goal would have seen Napoli progress on away goals after its 3-2 defeat in Rome last week. Callejon almost doubled his tally immediately after the restart when he forced a fantastic fingertip save from former Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis. The resulting corner was flicked on for Gonzalo Higuain to head into the top corner. Jorginho sealed the result three minutes later after a deft pass from Dries Mertens sent him clean through on goal. Kevin Strootman — who scored a memorable goal last week from more than 30 meters — was sent off 11 minutes from time after two bookings in quick succession to cap a miserable night for Roma. Strootman was handed his first yellow card for a tackle on Callejon, and was then immediately shown another for sarcastically applauding the referee’s decision. Fiorentina beat Udinese 2-0 on Tuesday to secure a 3-2 win on aggregate.

Pardew slams struggling Newcastle after Spurs romp Reuters

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew admits his players lack confidence and appear to not know what they are doing following Wednesday’s 4-0 home rout at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur. Two goals from revitalised striker Emmanuel Adebayor, and one each from midfielders Paulinho and Nacer Chadli consigned Newcastle to their third consecutive Premier League defeat and ensured Spurs kept pace with fourth-placed Liverpool. While Newcastle were unfortunate to come up against an inspired performance from Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, they never looked capable of overcoming their opponents as they failed to score for a fourth consecutive match. “I made my views clear in the dressing room and it will stay there,” Pardew, whose side’s slump in form has coincided with playmaker Yohan Cabaye’s departure for Paris St Germain in the January transfer window, told reporters after the match. “The message to the fans is that wasn’t

good enough. For the first time we looked unconfident. Not sure what we were doing. Lacked energy in certain areas. Of course I am not happy,” he added. “You expect life and limb on the football pitch, no matter what the scenario or scoreline. The players better get the message because they will be getting it loud and clear this week. “I don’t want to take my 150th game and watch a performance like that. I don’t care how good Spurs were.” Newcastle, who sit ninth in the standings and are in little danger of being dragged into a relegation scrap, were loudly jeered by their fans at St James’ Park after their fourth straight home defeat. Forward Yoan Gouffran, who was playing for the first time in a month following a groin injury, said the side should not be searching for excuses for a woeful performance. “We are really disappointed, downbeat and feel very ashamed, especially for the fans,” he told the club website (www.nufc.co.uk). “We have got injuries and suspensions but we don’t want to use that as an excuse,” he added.


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TACLOBAN, Philippines — David Beckham visited the stormdevastated Philippine city of Tacloban on Thursday as part of UNICEF’s relief efforts. The central city is still struggling to deal with the impact of super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck on Nov. 8, killing more than 6,200 people and leaving tens of thousands of survivors still homeless. Beckham was welcomed Thursday by hundreds who have been living in United Nations-provided tents outside a stadium. Zafrin Chowdhury, spokeswoman for the UNICEF office in Manila, said Beckham was touched by the typhoon’s impact and wanted to meet displaced children and their families. Beckham exchanged high-fives and posed for pictures with children inside a large white tent used as a classroom. Some showed him their art works. He removed his shoes on entering a tent where a family has been living, stroking a sleeping infant’s hands as he spoke with family members. Officials and UNICEF staff did not say what he and the family members talked

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — Barcelona set up another Copa del Rey final against rival Real Madrid on Wednesday after drawing 1-1 at Real Sociedad to win their two-legged semifinal. Real’s Antoine Griezmann scored in the waning moments to cancel out Lionel Messi’s first-half opener but the Spanish champions still reached the domestic cup final 3-1 overall. the 27th minute by unleashing a shot between three defenders that Zubikarai got a touch to but couldn’t keep from creeping over the line. Zubikarai was sensational after that as he denied Pedro Rodriguez, with Pinto called on to deny Vela at the other end as Dani Alves arrived to clear the loose ball at the post. Andres Iniesta’s outstanding second half began with a near-miss just before Vela found the crossbar. Zubikarai made back-to-back stops on Messi and Cesc Fabregas while Griezmann was unlucky on the hour mark after failing to get a shot away on a break. Barcelona had done well to subdue Real’s attacks but could only watch as the hosts executed a perfect counter for French forward Griezmann to equalize with three minutes to play.

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Martino said Xavi Hernandez’s second-half substitution was because of a knock that he hoped would not become an injury. “The fact that these players reach so many finals and still value reaching another final is a great thing,” said Martino, who has already led Barcelona to the Spanish Supercup during his first season in charge.

about during his 30-minute stay. It’s Beckham’s second trip to the Philippines as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador. He toured a shelter for former street children in Manila during his first visit in 2011 and also played an exhibition game with the Philippine national football team. “He felt very touched by what happened and that he wanted to come back, not do anything else — no meeting, no media — just to focus on children and meet them, encourage them and see for himself the situation,” Chowdhury said. Beckham also was scheduled to visit a warehouse of the World Food Program in nearby Palo town, which was also heavily devastated. The retired football icon and his wife, Victoria, had donated some of their best designer clothes and shoes to raise funds for the typhoon victims. The typhoon displaced more than 4 million in more than 40 provinces in the central Philippines. At least 1,700 are still missing. Beckham’s visit followed separate trips to Tacloban in December by teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, U.S. State Secretary John Kerry, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Australian Foreign Minister Julia Bishop.

LONDON - Arsene Wenger acknowledged the 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool at the weekend forced his Arsenal side to retreat into their shells to avoid defeat at all cost against Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday. The Londoners would have gone top with a win against the champions but few chances were created in a disappointing 0-0 draw at the Emirates. Former Arsenal favourite Robin van Persie almost stole victory for United with a late header that drew a breathtaking one-handed save from Wojciech Szczesny. “Our

defensive focus was extreme today because we conceded so many goals on Saturday. It was important not to lose tonight,” manager Wenger told reporters. “United restricted us to very few chances but our team was highly focused not to concede tonight and maybe that restricted our game going forward. “We were certainly hit by the five goals we conceded on Saturday and you could feel that a little bit tonight. I think we were nervous where we are usually very dangerous breaking through the middle with speedy passing,” the Frenchman added. “We lost two points tonight but the point keeps us in the race.” Ar-

senal are second, one point behind Chelsea, while United are seventh, 15 points off the pace. Wenger’s side have taken just five points in six games against Chelsea, Manchester City (in third place), Liverpool (fourth) and United. Arsenal let in four goals in the opening 20 minutes against Liverpool and Mikel Arteta’s mistake after 90 seconds almost led to another early setback.

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Szczesny, however, saved the home side from another terrible start by guessing the right way as Van Persie shot from close range

with his favoured left foot. Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, who caused United captain Nemanja Vidic problems in the air all evening, missed a clear header from eight metres following a Santi Cazorla corner soon after. Good chances, though, were few and far between in a dislocated and often frantic first half between two sides searching for their best form. Mesut Ozil, Arsenal’s 42 million pounds ($69.66 million) buy from Real Madrid in August, was more involved than at Anfield at the weekend. “He was one of our best players,” said Wenger. Van Persie, returning to the

club he represented for eight seasons, shot across goal when well placed after 18 minutes but United again failed to make the most of new midfield signing Juan Mata. Jack Wilshere was at the core of most of Arsenal’s best moments and received consistently rough treatment from the visitors. United full back Rafael, injured in an aerial challenge with Giroud, was replaced by Rio Ferdinand for the second half which triggered a reshuffle of the back line but the match followed the same pattern of high tempo movement but little penetration and no end product.

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Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring during an Italian Cup, semifinal return match, between AS Roma and Napoli, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

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Former England soccer team captain David Beckham interacts with typhoon survivors during his visit to Typhoon Haiyan-hit Tacloban city, central Philippines, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Beckham visited the storm-devastated Philippine city as part of UNICEF’s relief efforts.

Napoli beats Roma to reach Italian Cup final

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FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi of Argentina, gestures during their Spanish Copa del Rey semifinal second leg soccer match against Real Sociedad, at Anoeta stadium, in San Sebastian northern Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

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Goalkeeper Enaut Zubikarai did his part to keep Sociedad alive at the Anoeta with several key saves but the Basque club’s attack just couldn’t respond despite Carlos Vela hitting the crossbar in the 55th. Barcelona, the record 26-time cup champion, faces Madrid three years after losing to its bitter foe 1-0 in extra time in a classic final. Barcelona and Madrid go into the April 19th match having split their six previous meetings in the cup final. “It’s a ‘clasico,’ and there’s nothing more to say,” Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said. “We were obliged to reach the final after Real Madrid ensured its place.” The hosts constantly pressed Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto but Messi proved the difference early on. He capped his individual run at goal in

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NAPLES, Italy — Napoli humiliated Roma 3-0 on Wednesday to progress 5-3 on aggregate to the Italian Cup final against Fiorentina. Jose Maria Callejon headed in Cristian Maggio’s cross to give Napoli the lead shortly after the half hour mark against last year’s runners-up. The goal would have seen Napoli progress on away goals after its 3-2 defeat in Rome last week. Callejon almost doubled his tally immediately after the restart when he forced a fantastic fingertip save from former Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis. The resulting corner was flicked on for Gonzalo Higuain to head into the top corner. Jorginho sealed the result three minutes later after a deft pass from Dries Mertens sent him clean through on goal. Kevin Strootman — who scored a memorable goal last week from more than 30 meters — was sent off 11 minutes from time after two bookings in quick succession to cap a miserable night for Roma. Strootman was handed his first yellow card for a tackle on Callejon, and was then immediately shown another for sarcastically applauding the referee’s decision. Fiorentina beat Udinese 2-0 on Tuesday to secure a 3-2 win on aggregate.

Pardew slams struggling Newcastle after Spurs romp Reuters

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew admits his players lack confidence and appear to not know what they are doing following Wednesday’s 4-0 home rout at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur. Two goals from revitalised striker Emmanuel Adebayor, and one each from midfielders Paulinho and Nacer Chadli consigned Newcastle to their third consecutive Premier League defeat and ensured Spurs kept pace with fourth-placed Liverpool. While Newcastle were unfortunate to come up against an inspired performance from Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, they never looked capable of overcoming their opponents as they failed to score for a fourth consecutive match. “I made my views clear in the dressing room and it will stay there,” Pardew, whose side’s slump in form has coincided with playmaker Yohan Cabaye’s departure for Paris St Germain in the January transfer window, told reporters after the match. “The message to the fans is that wasn’t

good enough. For the first time we looked unconfident. Not sure what we were doing. Lacked energy in certain areas. Of course I am not happy,” he added. “You expect life and limb on the football pitch, no matter what the scenario or scoreline. The players better get the message because they will be getting it loud and clear this week. “I don’t want to take my 150th game and watch a performance like that. I don’t care how good Spurs were.” Newcastle, who sit ninth in the standings and are in little danger of being dragged into a relegation scrap, were loudly jeered by their fans at St James’ Park after their fourth straight home defeat. Forward Yoan Gouffran, who was playing for the first time in a month following a groin injury, said the side should not be searching for excuses for a woeful performance. “We are really disappointed, downbeat and feel very ashamed, especially for the fans,” he told the club website (www.nufc.co.uk). “We have got injuries and suspensions but we don’t want to use that as an excuse,” he added.


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Olympic women’s curling: Canada beats Denmark 8-5

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IBP KUTUH - Pandawa Beach is the most unique tourist beach area on the Island of the Gods. Nestled at Kutuh village, South Kuta subdistrict, or about 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport, it does not only present various marine tourist attractions, but also serves as the center for the seaweed cultivation. Once traveling, we can see natural scenery and some cultural activities having been carried out for generations since the past time. Various tourist attractions are offered by the white sandy beach known as the secret beach because it is hidden behind the hills. Local community supported by the government then took an initiative to open the access to Pandawa Beach by splitting the hills. On the sides of the cliff lie some caves where they are filled up with the figures of Pandawa in the Mahabharata epic. This is the origin of the beach in Southern Bali named the Pandawa Beach. From the top of the hill, tourists can see the beautiful cobalt blue sea water. When coming into the coastal area, visitors will be greeted by a clean white sand and calm quiet atmosphere. A number of small huts belonging to local people are transformed into stall used to serve visitors. Besides, it is also provided with dozens of benches and umbrellas for visitors wishing to lie down while enjoying the beach atmosphere.

SOCHI, Russia — Canada took the outright lead in women’s Olympic curling Thursday, beating Denmark 8-5 for a fourth straight win and leaving it as the only undefeated team in the tournament. Switzerland’s unbeaten run ended with a 9-8 loss to two-time defending champion Sweden, leaving both teams with 3-1 records. World champion Britain was under pressure after losing two of its first three games but beat China 8-7 to revive its chances of reaching the semifinals. A day after making a mistake with her game-deciding final shot in a 9-6 loss to the Canadians, British skip Eve Muirhead was left with a routine draw into the 4-foot ring to seal victory against the Chinese. This time, she nailed it. “I’m really glad we came back with the strong performance there,” Muirhead said, “and really glad I managed to play a great shot to finish off that game. “We realized how important that game was ... to get that win was essential.” The Canadians have won their opening four games, defeating big rivals Sweden and Britain along the way, as they seek their country’s first Olympic

gold medal in the women’s event since 1998. In skip Jennifer Jones, Canada has probably the hottest women’s player in Sochi and she opened up a close game against the winless Danes by picking up three points in the ninth end to give her team the 8-5 cushion. Canada plays Switzerland in the evening session and the medal round is already in sight for the nation where curling is the No. 2 winter sport. The Swiss had beaten the United States, Denmark and South Korea in their first three games but decided to change their lineup against Sweden, dropping Janine Greiner to alternate and calling up Alina Paetz. The result? A first loss of the tournament as Sweden skip Margaretha Sigfridsson got a point at the final end with the hammer.

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Canada’s skip Jennifer Jones, center, watches her teammates Jill Officer, left, and Dawn McEwen, right, during the women’s curling competition against Denmark at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Clippers beat Blazers in see-saw contest

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, puts up a shot as Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Los Angeles.

OAKLAND, California — In a game featuring 40 lead changes, the Los Angeles Clippers edged Portland 122117 on Wednesday to narrow the gap between the two Western Conference contenders to five games and go into the All-Star break on a winning note. Among the day’s other key results, Eastern Conference leader Indiana suffered only it third home loss of the season when beaten by Dallas, LeBron James capped a superb individual performance by sinking a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that gave Miami victory at Golden State, and Houston also got a last-second winner to beat Washington. Los Angeles was led to victory by 36 points from Blake Griffin while Chris Paul had 20 points and 12 assists in his second game back from a long-term shoulder injury. The Pacific Divisionleading Clippers, who set a franchise record for largest margin of victory in their 45-point thrashing of Philadelphia on Sunday, converted 16 Portland turnovers into 20 points. LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points for Portland, which slipped 5-1/2 games behind leader Oklahoma City in the Northwest Division. Dallas’ Monta

Ellis had 23 points and nine rebounds as the Mavericks put in an impressive defensive performance to win 81-73 at Indiana. Dirk Nowitzki added 18 points for the Mavericks, who have won six of seven heading into the break. George Hill’s 14 points was the mediocre leading tally for the Pacers, who gave up the first six points of the fourth quarter and were not able to bridge the gap. Miami’s LeBron James capped one of his best games in dramatic fashion, making a step-back 3-pointer with less than a second remaining to give the Heat a 111-110 win at Golden State. With Dwyane Wade out with a foot injury, James shouldered the load for the two-time defending NBA champions, finishing with 36 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists. With the Heat trailing by two points, James let the clock tick down and with two-tenths of a second left he swished in a 27-footer to stun the sellout crowd. James shot 14 of 26 from the floor, including several dazzling dunks, and helped the Heat go ahead by 21 points in the third quarter. Chris Bosh added 19 points and five rebounds. Stephen Curry finished with 29 points and seven assists for the Warriors, who rallied to take an 87-84 lead but could not hold on.


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Blast aimed at Pakistani police bus kills 11, wounds 33 Reuters

ISLAMABAD - An explosion targeting a bus full of Pakistani policemen killed 11 and injured 33 near the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, officials said, in the latest incident of violence while the government and the Taliban are engaged in peace talks. Many of the wounded policemen were badly hurt and in critical condition, said Dr. Seemin Jamali, head of the emergency department at the city’s Jinnah Medical Center. It was unclear whether the blast was set off by a suicide bomber or a roadside bomb, said senior police officer Rao Anwar. The bombing follows an attack on the home of a slain policemen that killed nine members of a pro-government militia on Wednesday, and a grenade attack on a cinema on Tuesday that killed 13. Both attacks were in the northern city of Peshawar. None of the attacks has been claimed by the Taliban. The violence comes amid peace talks between government and Taliban representatives aimed at trying to end Pakistan’s violent insurgency. Both sides are supposed to refrain from major attacks during the talks. But many question whether the Taliban, who have repeatedly said they reject democracy and want Pakistan ruled according to a strict brand of Islamic law, will be able to strike a compromise with the government. Others worry that there are too many militant groups in Pakistan to negotiate with. Several such groups, not included in the talks, have carried out bloody bombings of markets, churches, and mosques.

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 photo, a Myanmar ethnic Kachin mother sends her son to school, at Wine Maw Refugee Camp in Kachin state, about 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) north of Yangon, Myanmar.

Thai officials say Rohingya people sent to Myanmar Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK — Thai authorities said Thursday they deported about 1,300 of Rohingya boat people back to Myanmar late last year, ignoring calls from human rights groups not to send the ethnic minorities home where they face widespread discrimination. The deportations were announced this week but took place in waves from September through November, said police. Lt. Gen. Pharnu Kerdlarpphon. He said the asylum seekers were held in detention centers and shelters across the country. The news was first reported Thursday by Thailand’s Englishlanguage Bangkok Post. “The deportations were voluntary. We sent them back 100 to 200 people at a time,” Pharnu told The Associated Press. “These people said they could not see any future while being held in Thailand, so they chose to go back to Myanmar.” Muslim Rohingyas face discrimination in Myanmar, where sectarian violence for nearly two years has left hundreds dead and

more than 140,000 displaced from their homes. Many sought asylum and work in other countries, especially Malaysia, which has a Muslim majority. Since last January, more than 1,700 Rohingya were arrested in Thailand after their boats ran aground in the country’s south. Pharnu said eight of the people detained died from diseases, while others fled the shelters or were sent to Bangladesh. The Rohingyas in immigration detention centers have complained about the poor

living conditions in the cells. Human rights groups have urged Thailand to give Rohingyas access to the United Nations refugee agency so they can seek refugee status and have expressed concerns over their safety if they are sent back to Myanmar. “Deportation to Myanmar means to send them to a place where they can face danger and persecution, and can be seriously abused,” said Bangkok-based Human Rights Watch researcher Sunai Phasuk.

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A security official prevents members of the media from approaching a damaged police bus at the site of an explosion in Karachi February 13, 2014.

Mass power cuts... From page 1 The bad weather also hit midweek football fixtures, with Manchester City’s Premier League match with Sunderland and Everton’s game with Crystal Palace both called off. The Twitter sites of the host football clubs said the safety of the fans travelling to and from the grounds could not be guaranteed because of the strong winds. The embattled Environment Agency -- the government body responsible for flood defences that has faced the brunt of criticism -- fought to defend its reputation. Chief Executive, Paul Leinster, said: “We continue to have teams out on the ground 24/7 working to protect lives, homes, businesses, communities and farmland.” Prime Minister David Cameron chaired the government’s COBRA emergency committee and then told parliament he stood by his pledge that “money is no object in this relief effort”. He warned that a further 800 to 1,000 homes were at risk of flooding as the Thames rose. He also said grants of up to £5,000 (6,100 euros, 8,300 euros) would be available to businesses and homeowners affected by flooding to allow them to better protect their properties in future. Bank of England chief Mark Carney warned that the weather could stifle Britain’s economic recovery.

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INDONESIA Tackling haze problem

Forest fire will address to land and aerial operations Antara

JAKARTA - The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has carried out coordination work with several government agencies and legal enforcers to tackle the problem of haze from forest fires and drought this year. The government will address the forest fire problems through land and aerial operations. “Usually haze occurs in MayJune. But, this time, the haze has happened in January and February in Riau and West Kalimantan,” BNPB spokesman Sutopo stated. He predicted that the drought this year will be drier than that in 2013 because of possible weak El Nino which is expected to develop later this year. The agency organized a co-

ordinating meeting on forest and plantation fires on Tuesday (Feb. 11). The meeting, chaired by the BNBP chief, Syamsul Maarif, was attended by representatives from the coordinating ministry for people’s welfare, the forestry ministry, the agriculture ministry, the environmental affairs ministry, the home affairs ministry, the Indonesian defense

forces (TNI), the national police, and regional disaster mitigation offices from Jambil, South Sumatra, North Sumatra, Riau, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, and East Kalimantan. Maarif reminded all stakeholders to implement the presidential instruction no. 16/2011 on the Forest and Plantation Fires Control Intensification.

He stated that an incident like the one in 2013, when Sumatra’s haze affected Singapore and Malaysian, should not happen this year. The land operation will involve among others, military officers, police, forest fire brigade unit, and civilian security personnel. The aerial operation will include water bombing from air and weather modification or artificial rain technologies. The BNBP will rent the Be200 amphibian plane and the Kamov helicopter from Russia for water bombing purposes,

Sutopo clarified. The NOAA Satellite detected 458 hotspots of forest and plantation fires across Sumatra on Tuesday afternoon. Most of the hotspots were located in northern Sumatra with a total of 430 hotspots, Hendra Suwarta, the head of the Medan meteorological, climatology and geophysics agency (BMKG)’s data and information service, stated on Wednesday. N o r t h e r n S u m a t r a ’s 4 3 0 hotspots included 75 in Aceh Darussalam, 40 in West Sumatra, 242 in Riau and 73 in North Sumatra Province.


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Australian unemployment worst in a decade Agence France-Presse

SYDNEY - Australia’s unemployment rate in January jumped to 6.0 percent -- its worst in a decade -- with the economy shedding 3,700 jobs amid a turbulent transition away from mining, data showed Thursday. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said the jobless rate increased from 5.8 percent in December, with some 7,100 full-time positions lost, which were only partially offset by 3,400 extra part-time roles. The Australian dollar dived on the data, which was above analyst predictions. It was at 89.52 US cents from 90.11 cents immediately prior to the announcement. It is the highest unemployment has been since the global financial crisis, when it peaked at 5.8 percent, and its worst since July 2003. It also matches the government’s forecast jobless peak for the year to June 30. Australia is undergoing a bumpy economic transition with its decade-long Asia-led mining investment boom reaching its peak, and the ailing manufacturing sector in dire straits with the announced exit this week of Toyota, its last remaining automaker. The Reserve Bank of Australia forecast unemployment to continue edging higher in its quarterly monetary policy update last week as spending in the mining sector unwinds. A further 1,300 jobs were lost Thursday with the collapse of engineering firm Forge Group, whose clients include Rio Tinto and BHP -- both of whom are tightening their belts as commodity prices soften due to a spike of new supply coming online and slowing demand from China. Reflecting this, Australia’s mining and manufacturing states fared worst, led by resources-rich Western Australia where there was a 0.5 percentage point increase in the jobless rate to 5.1 percent. Opposition leader Bill Shorten warned of “more pain coming down the road”, with announced job losses at major firms including Toyota, Holden and Qantas yet to factor into the figures. Shorten said there had been “one job lost every three minutes” since the conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott-led government came to power in September. During the election campaign Abbott promised to create one million new jobs by axing corporate pollution and mining profits taxes and launching a major road-building drive. On Thursday, he blamed Labor policies for the spiralling jobless rate. “I am dismayed that unemployment went up last month but this can hardly come as a shock,” Abbott told parliament. “They made a bad situation worse with their taxes and regulation and that’s why we’re getting rid of them.” Treasurer Joe Hockey said the rise in unemployment was in line with the government’s own forecasts of 6.0 percent this financial year and 6.25 percent for each of the following three years as Australia’s workforce ages and younger workers delay entry. “If we want to get the unemployment rate down, not only from 6.0 percent but from 6.25 percent which is the current forecast, we need to improve the growth rate of the economy,” he said, warning it would involve “structural change”. Hockey said the economy had expanded at below-trend pace for five of the last six years. Growth in the year to December 31 was 2.3 percent, well below long-term averages of 3.25 percent. The government has said that Australia will be in deficit for up to a decade, and warned citizens to “adjust their expectations of what government can sustainably provide” ahead of a May budget expected to include deep spending cuts and asset sales.

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Democrat party’s presidential convention to be held in Bali

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DENPASAR - The ruling Democrat Party will hold a convention in Denpasar, on February 18, to select its presidential candidate for contesting the July election, Bali’s Chief of Democrat Executive Board Made Mudarta stated on Wednesday. “The convention is part of the final phase before the Democrat Party announces the name of its presidential candidate from the party. There will be a debate between the 11 candidates,” Midarta noted. The ruling Democrat Party had organized a convention in a bid to finalize its candidate for the presidential election to be held on July 9, this year. Eleven candidates have participated in the convention, which in-

clude President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s brother-in-law, retired general Pramono Edhie Wibowo, State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan, former youth and sports minister Hayono Isman, Chairman of the Regional Representatives Council Irman Gusman, former ambassador to the US Dino Patti Djalal, and North Sulawesi Governor Sinyo Harris Sarundajang. Yudhoyono is not eligible to seek reelection by law, since he has completed two presidential terms.

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The ruling Democrat Party will hold a convention in Denpasar, on February 18, to select its presidential candidate for contesting the July election, Bali’s Chief of Democrat Executive Board Made Mudarta stated on Wednesday.

Puncak Mundi Temple:

A pilgrimage destination in Nusa Penida IBP

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, a woman counts U.S. dollar banknotes at a currency exchange office in Istanbul, Turkey.

Probably the classy nickname given to Nusa Penida as a golden egg of Bali does not only refer to its natural potential. In terms of spiritual point of view, Nusa Penida is also often made a destination of Hindu pilgrimage in maintaining the balance of life. The majority of Hindus make the three major temples as their primary destination, including the Penataran Ped, Giri Putri and Puncak Mundi Temple.

As the name suggests, the Puncak Mundi Temple is perched on the top of Mundi Hill, exactly at Rata hamlet, Klumpu village, Nusa Penida. Mundi is said to be the highest peak in the plains of Nusa Penida so that the temple remains to look sustainable. Puncak Mundi Temple consists of three elements, namely the Beji Temple as the first praying place, Krangkeng Temple and Puncak Mundi as the abode of Ida Batara Lingsir. Chief of supporting devotees of Puncak Mundi Temple, I Wayan

Sukla, said on Saturday (Jun 1) that all the devotees of Puncak Mundi Temple comprised 504 families scattered in eleven customary hamlets, including the Baledan Duur hamlet, Baledan Beten hamlet, Klumpu Kauh hamlet, Klumpu Kangin hamlet, Angas hamlet, Mentaki hamlet, Rata hamlet, Tiagan hamlet, Bila hamlet, Cubang hamlet and Iseh hamlet. Compiled from various sources, Wayan Sukla told the presence of temples on Nusa Penida Island was inspired by the marriage of Lord Guru

Dollar slips in Asia ahead of US sales data

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TOKYO - The dollar slipped in Asia Thursday ahead of the release of US retail sales data seen as key to gauging the strength of the world’s biggest economy. In late morning Tokyo trade, the greenback bought 102.31 yen, from 102.50 yen in New York Wednesday. The euro fetched $1.3610 and 139.25 yen, against $1.3593 and 139.33 yen, after dovish comments from a European Central Bank (ECB) board member. With few trading cues, attention turned to the January US sales data later Thursday after poor jobs figures cast doubt on the strength of the US recovery. “(Retail sales) have been relatively stable, but the January outcome is forecast to be a little softer. The weather may play a part,” National Australia Bank said, referring to severe winter

storms slamming the country. “The weather distortions, both in the US (freezing/snow) and the UK (flooding) are likely to keep market participants, and central banks, guessing in regards to the real state of their respective economies for a little while.” A strong result could indicate recent soft jobs data were caused by the weather and give the Federal Reserve’s policy board more room to further reduce its stimulus programme when it meets in March, said Praevidentia Strategy’s Masafumi Yamamoto. He said such a move could send the dollar back above 103 yen. But if the numbers are bad, “people may start worrying about whether the Fed could keep its pace in tapering the bond-buying programme, putting the dollar in a 101-103 yen range,” he told Dow Jones Newswires. On Tuesday, the Fed’s new chief Janet Yellen pledged to

maintain a wind-down of its monetary easing, but highlighted the jobs market was shaky. The Fed could consider a pause in tapering if economic conditions show a significant deterioration, she added. The dollar was given some support from Wednesday’s betterthan-expected Chinese trade data and news US lawmakers had agreed to lift the debt ceiling through March 2015, averting another painful Washington standoff that could have rattled markets. The euro edged up after ECB board member Benoit Coeure hinted at fresh moves to support the struggling eurozone economy as industrial output in the bloc fell more than expected in December. Output was down 0.7 percent from November when a 1.6 percent expansion had encouraged hopes that a modest recovery was gaining momentum.

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(Ishvara) and Goddess Uma. From their love was then born a son named Lord Kumara. However, the birth of Lord Kumara became the beginning of a dispute between the Lord Guru and Goddess Uma. It happened because Lord Kumara was closely taken care of by his father, while he only came to his mother when asking to be breastfed. Being upset, Goddess Uma persecuted Lord Kumara while breastfeeding. With fury, her eyes turned red and her fangs came out. As a result, Lord Kumara was banged up to break his head and his blood was drunk by Goddess Uma. Apparently, the violence was known by Lord Guru. On seeing her behavior like kala or evil spirit, the Lord Guru was angry. He condemned Goddess Uma to be transformed into a human being to the world. “During undergoing the curse, Goddess Uma was said to have arrived amidst a forest. Within such a lonely place, there grows a large and high banyan tree. There she cried and her milk exuded to the ground. It then grew into a king banana (gedangsaba). That is why, the banana is very good for baby,” he said. After long regretted her actions, she had desire to build a palace being no different from the heaven. She then established an ashram at the top of Bukit Mundi (Mundi Hill) and earned the title as Goddess Rohini. In the ashram, she performed solemn meditation. In short, Lord Guru could not stand alone to care for his son because Lord Kumara kept asking to be breastfed by his mother. Afterward, Lord Kumara was placed on a platform shrine (pelangkiran) to take care of baby. Suddenly, Lord Guru remembered Goddess Uma who was previously

condemned and had been residing at the top of Pucak Mundi. Ultimately, Lord Guru decided to come down to earth, precisely to the abode where Goddess Uma was performing meditation, at the top of Bukit Mundi. Lord Guru himself transformed into a priest named Dukuh Jumpungan and met with Goddess Uma. Later on, this area was named Nusa Panida, derived from the phrase Manusha Pandhita. “Likewise, Goddess Uma then transformed herself into a woman named Ni Puri becoming the wife to Dukuh Jumpungan in the world and permanently settled on Mount Kila or Pucak Mundi. Supporting devotees of the Puncak Mundi Temple then called them Lord Lingsir,” said Sukla. Sukla added that pujawali (anniversary) of the Puncak Mundi Temple was held every six months, falling every Buda (Wednesday) Umanis Perangbakat and the nearest would fall on Wednesday (next Jun 26). Series of the procession would be commenced by organizing an assembly and notification ritual on Anggara Kliwon Wuku Tambir. Then, it was resumed with the implementation of animal sacrifice (pecaruan), taking down the sanctified effigies and embellishing them with ornamental paraphernalia on Anggara Kliwon Wuku Perangbakat. Afterward, the deities were escorted to do purificatory rite at Peji Temple and offered the anniversary ritual on Buda Umanis Wuku Perangbakat. After the temple anniversary, it was resumed with offering the penganyar ritual on Wrespati (Thursday) Paing Wuku Perangbakat through Sukra (Friday) Pon wuku Perangbakat and the closing ritual procession on Saniscara (Saturday) Wuku Perangbakat. (kmb)


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Water recedes

A tree stranded at Benel dam spill way Bali Post

NEGARA - A large-size tree was stranded at the spill way of Benel Dam, Manistutu. Due to having large size, the tree alleged to originate from the forest was stuck fast at the dam spill way. When the dam water receded, the tree was clearly seen at the stilling basin. According to residents, the tree had long enough been floating in the dam. However, it was stuck fast at the dam spill way. “Maybe it has been broken and dragged from the edge of the forest. When, the water recedes it is clearly visible,” said one of the residents. It was justified by the floodgate attendant, Komang Winata. The tree had long been floating and then got stuck in the dam. Indeed, it had not been cleaned up because it was large enough. He said the dam water had been seen to recede since December because the floodgate was opened. The dam irrigating 10 subak areas was temporarily not accommodating especially when it often rained. “The main subak group demands to let the floodgate be open because the subak areas are in planting season and it has been opened since

the end of 2013,” he said. Though it was opened, the water discharge in the dam was balanced with the volume of water drained. Recently, it frequently rained, so the water supply was sufficient. According to him, the tree stranded at the dam spill way would be cleaned up. Since it had large size, the officer required a cutting machine to clean it up. He believed the tree did not originate from the forest, but from the periphery of the dam. Having rotted, the tree collapsed and fell into the dam. (kmb26)

DENPASAR - Dozens of Sanglah Hospital employees including doctors, paramedics and non-medical staff gathered in the policlinic hall, Tuesday (Feb 11). They held a peaceful demonstration to question about the remuneration (tukin) issued by central government. One of the employees explained the remuneration had not been received so far. On that account, the employees demonstrated to question about the transparency of remuneration to the Board of Directors. Regarding the action, Directress of Sanglah Hospital, AA Sri Saraswati, explained that under the rules of central government, the remuneration was given to 27 working units or state ministry or agencies including the Ministry of Health. However, there was an exception where it was not given to the unit having had the status as Public Service Agency (BLU). “This exception applies because the working unit with the status as the Public Service Agency has got remuneration known as service (japel). And this matter has not yet been known by all employees of Sanglah Hospital,” Saras said. Socialization on the absence of remuneration from central government to Sanglah Hospital employees after getting the status as Public Service Agency had been carried out. Understandably, Saras admitted that the information did not reach the employees totally reaching 2,600 people. Such ignorance was coupled with the information that the other agencies under the Ministry of

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For South China Sea claimants, a legal venue to battle China

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HONG KONG - When Philippine President Benigno Aquino compared China to the Germany of 1938 and called for global support as his country battles Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea, he put the focus on a case that Manila has filed in an international court. The Philippines has taken its dispute with China to arbitration under the United Nations’ Convention on the Law of the Sea and its lawyers say that the tribunal has discretionary powers to allow other states to join the action.

A large-size tree was stranded at the spill way of Benel Dam, Manistutu due to the less water.

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Employees of Sanglah questioned remuneration issues Bali Post

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Health such as the Health Polytechnic received remuneration so that it eventually kindled the demonstration for questioning the matter. Saras further explained that Sanglah Hospital as a Public Service Agency had given remuneration in the form of service either directly or indirectly. Direct service was provided for employees having direct contact to patient, while the indirect service was provided for all hospital employees. “This service has been given in Sanglah Hospital since 2002 from the own income of Sanglah Hospital, not from central government,” said Saras. When compared, it could be seen if the remuneration was greater than the service. However, according to Saras, the calculation was not like that. For example, for a working unit belonging to non-Public Service Agency, a doctor could get a million and remuneration of a million and a half. The amount of remuneration was not received in full, but deducted with functional allowance worth one million so that the doctor only received the remuneration worth 500 thousand. On the other hand, direct service at hospital with the status as Public Service Agency could be higher than the remuneration but could also be lower. “The direct service is tailored to the hospital revenue. When handling many patients and getting a lot of revenue, the service will be also larger,” she explained. Meanwhile, the indirect service shared for all employees was based on particular percentage and calculation. (san)

Nyanggelan River contaminated by oil waste and whitener

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BANGLI - After the inspection made to a number of pea entrepreneurs in the region of Nyanggelan related to pea waste disposal system including the taking of water sample along the Nyanggelan River some time ago, the Bangli Environment Agency (BLH) stated the condition of river in the area of Nyanggelan to have been polluted. It is proved by the results of laboratory testing against the water sample taken in the local river containing oil waste, whitener and manure. The Environmental Impact Control Division Head, Bangli Environment Agency, Gusti Laksana, explained the results of laboratory testing against the water sample taken in the area of Nyanggelan Kaja, Bangli and Nyanggelan Tengah, Klungkung, his party found some substances polluting the river at Nyanggelan Tengah, Klungkung. Some of them were the waste of cooking oil, chlorine derived from whitener, iron and ammonia from livestock manure. Meanwhile, in the river of Nyanggelan Kaja, Bangli, said Laksana, the results of the water sample testing indicated there was no pollution. According to Laksana, the chlorine substance in the river water at local vil-

lage was caused by the use of whitener in peanut processing. Meanwhile, the iron and ammonia polluting the river were alleged to originate from the manure disposed by local people into the river. Laksana said the entire content quite potentially harmed the health of people who consumed or used the water for bathing, washing and toilet facilities. “If it is consumed, the substance can cause several diseases such as cancer, kidney, uric acid and amnesia. When the water is used for bathing, it can cause itching,” he said. Against such condition, his party would immediately coordinate to the Klungkung Environment Agency having the territory of Nyanglan Tengah and Nyanglan Kelod. In addition, his party would also forward the findings to Bali Environment Agency to be followed up together. All this time, Laksana said that his party got many complaints from residents accusing the river area of Nyanggelan Kaja as the source of water pollution in the downstream side. To that end, his party ultimately held an inspection to a number of pea entrepreneurs at Nyanglan Kaja, Bangli, including checking the sewage system and took samples of the river water alleged to have been contaminated by the waste. (ina)

China is refusing to participate and has already warned Vietnam against joining the case being heard at the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, sources have said. Hanoi has so far kept its options open. Any final ruling by the court on the dispute, one of the most tense flashpoints in Asia, cannot be enforced but will carry considerable moral and political weight, analysts say. “If a large number of countries, including members of ASEAN, speak out in support of the application of international law to resolve disputes, Beijing might conclude that flouting the ruling of the tribunal is too costly, even if China’s nine-dash line is found to be illegal,” said Bonnie Glaser at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, groups four of the claimants to the sea - Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Vietnam - and six other countries in

the region. China, and also Taiwan, claim much of the sea through a nine-dash line on Chinese maps that encompasses about 90 percent of its 3.5 million sq km (1.35 million sq mile) waters. The sea provides 10 percent of the global fisheries catch and carries $5 trillion in ship-borne trade each year. In an interview with the New York Times last week, Aquino compared China’s claims to Germany in 1938. “At what point do you say, ‘Enough is enough’? Well, the world has to say it — remember that the Sudetenland was given in an attempt to appease Hitler to prevent World War 2,” he said. Beijing has called the comparison outrageous. Admiral Samuel Locklear, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, and Daniel Russel, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific, both voiced support last week for the Philippines’ action in seeking a peaceful, lawful solution. The U.S. comments came

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A man fishes on a wharf overlooking container ships anchored at sea, as they wait to berth at port terminals, in Singapore November 6, 2013. Connected to more than 600 ports in some 120 countries, Singapore is one of the world’s busiest shipping hubs, and is often called the gateway to Asia.

after increasingly assertive moves by China in the South China Sea in recent weeks. “There is a growing concern that this pattern of behavior in the South China Sea reflects an incremental

effort by China to assert control over the area contained in the socalled “nine-dash line,” despite the objections of its neighbors and despite the lack of any explanation or apparent basis under international

law regarding the scope of the claim itself,” Russel said in testimony to a congressional sub-committee. The issue could also come up when Secretary of State John Kerry visits Beijing this week.

Italian premier challenged from own party Associated Press Writer

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Florence Mayor and Italian center-left Democratic Party leader Matteo Renzi drives away as he is chased by reporters following a meeting with Premier Enrico Letta at Chigi Palace government office, in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

ROME — Italian Premier Enrico Letta faces a new challenge to his leadership Thursday as his own party decides whether to yank support from the fragile cross-party government of bitter rivals. Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi, who was voted leader of the Democratic Party in December, has sharpened his criticism of Letta in recent weeks, challenging what he sees as the government’s failure to make progress on key reforms. Despite the power play, Renzi, a rising political star, has asserted that he wants to take office through elections, not through political maneuvers. Letta made a public pitch to hold on to power Wednesday, highlighting signs of economic relief since he took power 10 months ago. He said the economy is showing signs of growth after years of

contraction and that the country’s stubbornly high public debt has begun to decline for the first time in six years. Letta, 47, was tapped to run a government of long-time political foes after elections last year failed to produce a clear winner. He has already survived a challenge by former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who backed down from a vote of no-confidence at the last minute last fall. Berlusconi’s party, however, did move to the opposition after the Senate took his seat over a tax fraud conviction. Letta’s government was able to continue with the support of center-right defectors. If Letta’s party yanks its support, Renzi could be tapped by President Giorgio Napolitano to try to form a new government. But any new coalition would need to win a vote of confidence in Parliament.


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Red-carpet looks inspired by Scotland at Marchesa Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — You’d think that designers would know way ahead of time if a movie star were planning to wear their designs to the Oscars. Not true. They find out the same way we do — watching the red carpet arrivals on TV. With fingers crossed. Georgina Chapman, of the designing duo behind Marchesa, a label extremely popular on the red carpet, says she usually watches the arrivals on an iPad in the car on the way to the Oscars. Her husband is film mogul Harvey Weinstein, which is why she’s always there.

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This image released by Starpix shows an outfit from the Marchesa Fall 2014 collection during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

“It always goes in and out,” she said of the reception on the iPad, “and always cuts out at the (big) moment and I’m like, ‘There! No, can’t see!’” Her co-designer, Keren Craig, watches at home. “Sometimes I’ll have some friends over and we watch it together, but I sort of like to focus on the red carpet. I don’t want too many people around because I’m really glued to that television,” she said. Hollywood’s fondness for Marchesa’s sumptuous gowns was evidenced on Wednesday by the stars in attendance at their runway show: Actresses Katie Holmes, Anna Kendrick, and Sarah Paulson, and supermodel Tyra Banks. On the runway, Chapman and Craig presented a whimsical collection based on the theme of the Scottish Highlands. Not that there were bagpipes, or anything that looked like your typical kilt. It was a more abstract connection. Chapman said the two considered “the idea of those misty, foggy fields.” Craig added that the duo was thinking of fire. “We have a lot of bonfires so we were looking at the fire and the smoke and we took a lot of the colors from the bonfires.” Fire was evoked in deep oranges, saffron and copper. Smoke was illustrated in grays and teals. The designers also had fun “deconstructing Scotland,” in their words, by playing with tartan and the pleating in kilts. Gowns in so-called tartan lace, in shades of gold and copper, shimmered on the runway and seemed perfect for awards season. One gown with a bright orange ostrich feather skirt looked quite literally like fire, perhaps too much. A black and white feather embroidered tulle gown did not seem to overtly reference fire or Scotland, but was one of the prettiest designs in the show. A number of the dresses had a Victorian feel, with a lacy buttoned-up back, for example, or even a bustle, in draped silk.

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De la Renta adds a little sass to his luxury

Green belt bylaw expected to stem land conversion Bali Post

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Ministry of Forestry Zulkifli Hasan in the International Conference on Palm Oil and Environment (ICOPE) 2014 called for the oil palm industry not to purchase products of plantation cultivated on conservation land.

Minister of Forestry asks not to buy oil palm from land conservation Bali Post

MANGUPURA - Ministry of Forestry Zulkifli Hasan in the International Conference on Palm Oil and Environment (ICOPE) 2014 called for the oil palm industry not to purchase products of plantation cultivated on conservation land. Such an effort was made in order to prevent the land conversion that had been widely cleared for oil palm plantation.

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The Oscar de la Renta Fall 2014 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

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NEW YORK — Oscar de la Renta is known for the sumptuous glamour of his beautifully crafted gowns, and there was plenty of that in his fall 2014 collection. But the designer signaled on Tuesday evening, as a select crowd of loyal customers and media packed into his studio for his runway show, that he wants to also satisfy a customer looking for some edge — if not TOO much. There were very wide black leather pants paired with a mink jacket in black and white — with a blue collar. There was a cream shearling jacket paired with charcoal pants, and black-and-white booties. And while you may not think of de la Renta as a studded motorcycle jacket kind of guy, he is: his version came in a form-fitting suit, with a laser-cut, gold-studded leather jacket and skirt. Black suede boots finished off the look. One sensed, though, that everyone was truly waiting for the gowns that came later in the show, and they were, not surprisingly, impressive. There was a daringly sheer black tulle dress with black sequins and lace. Another black tulle number had a gold foil print. Two dresses actually made their own music: tulle gowns, one in gold and one in silver, embroidered with lacquered feathers and enough beads to create that striking sound effect. The piece de resistance: worn by supermodel Karlie Kloss (outfitted in a cute, short wig): a sumptuous painted polka dot ruffle gown in black and white. Afterward, among the well-wishers patiently waiting their turn, was Barbara Walters. “This is the only fashion show I go to,” she said. “Why? Because I wear his clothes all the time.”

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“Do not accommodate the products of violating oil palm plantations building on land conservation. By doing so, they will stop growing there, so the conservation of land will be maintained,” said Zulkifli Hasan amidst the conference in Kuta, Wednesday (Feb 12). According to him, the government no longer took violence to crack down on the culprits harming the government land. By not purchasing the results of the company building the estate on the land of conservation was expected to provide a deterrent effect on violators infringing the provisions on the use of forest land. “We have not yet known exactly how many companies are operating on the land that should be used for conservation because the estate was built sporadically and secretly. Most recently, it was known that such illegal estates have been committed at Teso Nilo National Park, Riau, and in parts

in Kalimantan,” he said. Minister of Agriculture Suswono who attended the conference also said that the government strongly supported the development of sustainable oil palm cultivation without damaging the environment. In this forum, the participants discussed about the best practices, development of networks and solutions for sustainable oil palm production and environmental protection program, both at the level of policy studies as well as its application in the industry. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the ICOPE 2014, Daud Dharsono, delivered that even though the oil palm plantation was an important contributor to the economic and social welfare of the country and people of Indonesia, purchasing the oil palm products from the rogue plantation was equal to become a fence. “Termination of the purchase of

oil palm products from plantations operating on the land of conservation needs to be done to ensure the function sustainability of oil palm plantation as the pillar of economy that does not destroy the nature,” he said. The ICOPE 2014 took place on February 12-14, 2014 in Bali and was attended by approximately 400 participants consisting of the experts, policy makers, plantation business, banking, academicians and non-governmental organizations from Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. It was a biennial agenda held for sustainable development of oil palm plantation, particularly in Indonesia, including the alignment with the agenda of the Indonesian government policies that encouraged the production of sustainable oil palm established in harmony with the preservation of natural and social life of the community. (kmb27)

TABANAN - Regional bylaw draft (Ranperda) on green belt delayed for a year had been agreed by the Tabanan House and the executive in the plenary session of the Tabanan House, related to the World Cultural Heritage (WCH) area covering 14 subak territories in it. To prevent the land conversion in the region, all this time it has been applied the restriction to buildings, but it is merely in the form of the regent circular regarding the control against the development in the World Cultural Heritage of Jatiluwih area as of January 28, 2013. However, the presence of the green belt regulation will further strengthen because there will be a decisive sanction if the rule is violated. “Since the presence of regional bylaw on the greenbelt the legitimacy is getting stronger. The legislation is now in the stage of verification in the province,” said the Head of Tabanan Public Works, I Gusti Ngurah Anom Anthara, Wednesday (Feb 12). Further, he said the enactment of the nature and cultural conservation area at Jatiluwih village, Penebel subdistrict, as the World Cultural Heritage region by UNESCO on July 6, 2012, Tabanan government had actually done the effort to create spatial arrangement through the synergy with development program in accordance with the carrying capacity and environmental capacity by making arrangements and control against the spatial utilization in the region of the world cultural heritage. He affirmed the circular previously mentioned a more detailed spatial planning as well as zoning regulation that governed the spatial utilization and monitoring on the world cultural heritage at Jatiluwih area where all the development activities and physical arrangement related to investment were temporarily not allowed. Meanwhile, the 14 subak groups including in the world cultural heritage area covered the Subak Bedugul, Subak Jatiluwih, Subak Kedampal, Subak Klocing, Subak Penatahan, Subak Pesagi, Subak Piak, Subak Piling, Subak Puakan, Subak Rijasa, Subak Sangketan, Subak Tegallinggah, Subak Tengkudak and Subak Wangaya Betan. As reported previously, the regional bylaw draft on green belt was agreed to be revised based on various considerations. Among them, it related to many green belts that had undergone change of function due to the needs of community. “With a variety of studies and facts in the field as well as the real needs of community, the green belt is worth to be revised,” said the spokesman of the Green Belt Special Committee, Suardana. Though agreed to revise the green belt, the Tabanan House asked the Tabanan Regent to decisively implement the Green Belt Regulation. In other words, if there would be a violation it should be dealt with. “Do not let the green belt be annexed and the function converted,” said Suardana. As information, Tabanan government proposed a revision to the Regional Bylaw No.11/2001 on the Green Belt. It was based on the reason that green belt has undergone a land conversion, so it is worth to be revised. Such revision has got protest from the House because a number of points proposed were deleted. (kmb28)

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Regional bylaw draft (Ranperda) on green belt delayed for a year had been agreed by the Tabanan House and the executive in the plenary session of the Tabanan House, related to the World Cultural Heritage (WCH) area covering 14 subak territories in it.


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JAKARTA – As one of the first trendy budget hotels near to Makassar’s Losari Beach, Archipelago International’s favehotel Daeng Tompo introduce a new standard of accommodation to the area when finally opens its doors for a soft opening. favehotel Daeng Tompo is ideally located just 5 minutes from Makassar’s famous Losari Beach which lies in the southern part of Makassar, South Sulawesi. The beach was once dubbed as the world’s longest dining table because of the seemingly never-ending tent stalls that sell fresh seafood, peanuts, bananas and other local snacks along the shore. In fact, in the early days, Makassar residents called Losari Beach the Fish Market and to this day visitors can still encounter many indigenous merchants who sell their ocean goods upon the sands. Makassar is the provincial capital of the South Sulawesi region which offers a number of diverse tourist attractions. Guests will certainly want to visit the natural, elongated and mountainous beaches, as well as discovering the region’s marine tourism, agro-tourism, cultural tourism and the many historical landmarks of the

SEMARAPURA - Dormant land at the former quarry is like a beautiful woman. Previously, many capital owners left the location before investing, but now the land area of more than 300 hectares even becomes a bone of contention among the investors. Even, the investors mutually claimed to have owned tens to hundreds of hectares of land. Uniquely, the land claimed is precisely at the same location.

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The Gunaksa quarry which located in Klungkung Regency carefully accepted the presence of investors. What they planned should be examined in terms of benefits for the region. When asked about the pressure in order the tourism development should be directed to the former quarry, his party claimed that there was possibility for that. The regent said that Klungkung remained open

to anyone. “As matter of fact, it is not so difficult, the investors bring money and we provide the location. However, we should now what they want to make. This must be observed first because Klungkung has a lot of experiences of being used as the trial location as happened to Nusa Penida,” he said. (kmb31)

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Avalanche hampers Tampaksiring-Kintamani lane

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GIANYAR - The intensity of disaster in Gianyar County is quite high. Avalanche and fallen tree occurred again in Gianyar. The avalanche occurred as a result of the fallen tree at Basang Ambu hamlet, Manukaya village, Tampaksiring, causing the Tampaksiring-Kintamani lane to jam for two hours. Such crowded traffic also occurred on Jalan Raya Batubulan due to fallen tree toppling over an art shop and home as well as Dalem Bantas Temple.

At Manukaya, the avalanche occurred around 5:30 a.m., Wednesday (Feb 12). It precisely occurred on the ascending path in the south of Tirta Empul Temple. The avalanche triggered quite a long queue from the direction of Kintamani. The ranks of Tampaksiring Police immediately anticipated the traffic accompanied with mutual assistance by residents and the help of the Gianyar Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) so the traffic condition could be used at single lane and then turned normal

county. favehotel Daeng Tompo is also just a fifteen minute drive from the Fort Rotterdam museum, the central post office, money changer, souvenir shops and banks, as well as the convenience of downtown Makassar right at the hotel’s doorstep. Guests can also enjoy easy access to the Trans Studio Makassar and GTC Mall, as well as the Sumba Opu souvenir shopping centre nearby. The hotel is just 45 minutes from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport. favehotel Daeng Tompo is the first of its kind on the island offering a perfect blend of style, functionality and value. Leisure and business travelers not only have the beautiful Losari Beach at their fingertips but also a selection of onsite facilities to accommodate them during their stay. The hotel’s 141 modern, functional and stylish guestrooms are complemented by free high speed WiFi

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that extends throughout the entire hotel, whilst outside of the fun and fresh rooms, guests can savor international and local cuisine at the all day funky café-shop before

dipping into the hotel’s swimming pool. Business travelers can make use of the 4 modern and intimate meeting rooms, as well as the hotel’s ample parking space. The

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have come, but we should be more selective. We’d like to know whether the coming investors are really investors or just brokers,” the regent said recently. However, if the investment barriers had not been resolved, the local government could not give green light. According to him, Klungkung

two hours later. Meanwhile, at Telabah hamlet, Batubulan village, a tropical chestnut tree of hundreds of years old uprooted and toppled over the Oka Art Shop, house and Dalem Bantas Temple, Tuesday afternoon (Feb 11) around 5:10 p.m. No casualties were reported in the incident. However, the condition of the Oka Art Shop and the home owned by Ni Made Oka got damage to the roof and several art items of the art shop and so did the compound wall of the temple.

Chief of Sukawati Police Ketut Dana accompanied by subdistrict head of Sukawati AA Suryadiputra at the location said that two people were at the location at the time of incident. The art shop owner, Ni Made Oka, 78, was sweeping at the courtyard of her art shop. Meanwhile, her daughter Ni Kadek Widnyani, 55, was sleeping in the room. Suddenly she heard a loud sound of thunder so she hurriedly ran out of the room. Finally, she could survive in the incident, he said.

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been resolute. Meanwhile, the budget of Klungkung County could not afford the entire land conversion. Thus, although the Regional Development Board (Bappeda) of Klungkung had owned the study of land conversion since 2009, the realization still could not be done. Now, since the transfer of the regent and deputy regent of Klungkung, a number of investors came in and out of the office of the regent and deputy regent every day. In fact, the former quarry location becomes the main target of the investors. Regent of Klungkung, Nyoman Suwirta, ever acknowledged regarding the arrival of many investors. He realized the investment became an important factor in building a region. Even, some of them were from overseas. They were said to have made a presentation regarding their development plan in Klungkung, especially in the former quarry location. Unfortunately, the regent declined to mention the identity of the investor. “Many investors

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New Favehotel opens in Makassar

Former Gunaksa quarry now becomes a seizure

The area of former quarry is located at six villages and two subdistricts, namely Klungkung subdistrict covering the Gelgel, Tangkas, Jumpai and Gelgel kampong. Meanwhile, in Dawan subdistrict includes the Sampalan Kelod and Gunaksa village. The quarry activities in Klungkung have been stopped since December 24, 2002. The activities were stopped through the Instruction of Klungkung Regent No.3/2002 on the basis of the growing environmental degradation. From the total area of approximately 300.955, the quarry area reached about 290.48 hectares. The decision to terminate the quarry activities seems to have not accompanied by firmness against the land conversion that can provide investment opportunities. Stagnation of the land conversion is hampered by the lack of investment in the region. The lack of investor interest happens due to legal certainty, the complexity of land ownership as well as the regional spatial plan that has not

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According to priest of the Dalem Bantas Temple, Guru Kompyang Puja, the tree was more than one hundred years old and grew in the temple. There was no sign if the tree would fall whereas an hour before he was sweeping in temple. He had no inkling at that time. After going home to Pegambangan hamlet, Batubulan, he was informed on the fallen tree toppling over the temple. The Dalem Bantas belonged to a clan temple venerated by about 25 families. (kmb16)

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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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Jackson outburst shows problems with ‘other’ faces

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“They all look alike.” There may be something behind this age-old canard: Science indicates that people can have a hard time differentiating between faces of people whose race is different from their own. But for black people, being mistaken for someone else can have a special sting, which may explain why the movie star Samuel L. Jackson eviscerated a white TV reporter for mistaking him for Laurence Fishburne. “We may be all black and famous, but we all don’t look alike!” Jackson exclaimed. He proceeded to ridicule the reporter, refusing to move on despite profuse apologies. It was a situation that’s familiar to many groups in a diverse society conscious of demographic boxes. AsianAmericans get confused with people who aren’t even from their ancestral countries. Blondes get mistaken for other blondes who look nothing like them. Straight people accidentally call lesbians the name of the other lesbian they know.

“Americans have been socialized to place people in categories,” said Josie Brown-Rose, an English professor at Western New England University. “Everything from a job application to a college application requires us to selfidentify into racial groups and locate ourselves with in a specific collective.” “Oftentimes when we look at individuals, it is the collective that we see first.” Scientific studies have identified the “other race effect,” in which people tend to confuse or incorrectly name individuals of other races, said Thomas Busey, an Indiana University psychology profes-

sor who studies face recognition. There are two theories for why this happens, Busey said. One is that people focus on the wrong physical cues — hair color and texture may be a good way to distinguish white people, for example, but it doesn’t work so well for Asians. The other theory is that people who have little contact with other races are more likely to think they all look the same. “If we have less contact with other races, we’re less likely to learn the real cues,” Busey said. He has fallen victim to the “other race effect” himself: Once, Busey was 20 minutes into a conversation with one of his black students when he realized he thought she was the only other black person in the class. Yet Busey has made the same kind of error with a white student. Which raises questions about why Jackson reacted so strongly, and whether it was an innocent mistake when TV reporter Sam Rubin confused Jackson with Fishburne.

‘About Last Night’ redo tempers melodrama Associated Press Writer

There can never be too many tales about a one-night stand turned longterm love affair. Perhaps the allure comes from the hope that anyone can fall hard, despite the lack of a courtship. The latest take on this scenario, a reimagined version of the 1986 hit “About Last Night...,” offers a modern spin on the challenges of connecting with strange bedfellows; a reboot that is as satisfying as breakfast in bed the morning after an unexpected rendezvous. Based on David Mamet’s 1974 play, “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” the 1980s film adaptation, which starred Demi Moore and Rob Lowe, centered on 20-something yuppies in Chicago. The Leslye Headland (“Bachelorette”) penned “About Last Night” focuses on African-American singles in their 30s navigating the dating world in contemporary downtown Los Angeles. Most of the original plot points remain the same: Danny (Michael Ealy) and Debbie (Joy Bryant) play a pair attempting to avoid dating because they have been hurt in the past. But after they meet at a bar — and sleep together that same night — they begin a relationship, shack up, break up and reunite. Kevin Hart and Regina Hall portray dysfunctional couple Bernie, Danny’s crude best bud, and Joan, Deb-

bie’s pessimistic roommate. Bernie and Joan also jump into bed the first night they meet. Similar to the way Vince Vaughn and Isla Fisher stole the show with their unforgettably bizarre romance in “Wedding Crashers” as a dysfunctional, lusty pair, Hart and Hall are the best part of this film. They play the couple you know all too well: fiery, able to press one another’s buttons

and always caught in the makeup to breakup game. Hall offers one of her most impressive performances. Her sharp comedic timing is on par with rising funnyman Hart’s. Whether attempting a drunken quickie in a bathroom stall, fighting over who should be on top during sex or trading hateful quips, their scenes together are always playful, absurd and clever.

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Mass power cuts, one man dead LONDON - Hurricane-force winds from an Atlantic storm left tens of thousands of Britons without power Thursday and one man dead, adding to widespread misery after devastating floods caused by the wettest winter in 250 years.

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Around 80,000 households remain without electricity, with Wales the worst affected by the “Wild Wednesday” storms, although the figure was reduced from some 150,000 overnight as electricity workers battled to reconnect people. One man died after being electrocuted while attempting to move a fallen tree that had brought down power lines in Wiltshire, southwest England. Gusts approaching 100 miles (160 kilometres) per hour tore at parts of England and Wales, and the River Thames was predicted to rise to its highest level in more than 60 years in places, threatening towns and villages to the west of London. Major General Patrick Sanders, who is co-ordinating the armed

forces response that has seen hundreds of troops on the streets, called the conditions an “almost un-paralleled natural crisis”. The conditions brought chaos for commuters, stranding a train carrying hundreds of passengers after overhead lines came down in Yorkshire, northern England. Passenger Carol Machin told BBC radio: “We haven’t moved. It’s a complete accident, there’s nothing you can do. There’s electrical line here, there and everywhere.” The Met Office national weather service issued a red warning -- the highest threat level -- for “exceptionally strong winds” in western parts of Wales and northwest England. More than 5,800 properties have flooded since early December, officials said. The flooding started in the southwestern county of Somerset but since January the River Thames near London has been badly affected with more than 1,100 properties deluged there since January 29, authorities said. More soldiers were drafted in to rescue residents and lay sandbags in deluged villages where primary schools have been transformed into makeshift emergency centres. Fourteen severe flood warnings -- indicating a danger to life

-- were in place in Berkshire and Surrey to the west of London, while two remain in Somerset. More rain forecast

Forecasters said 70 millimetres (2.75 inches) of rain would fall by Friday in southwest England. Emergency efforts were picking up following criticism of a sluggish response, and the military said 1,600 soldiers had been deployed with 2,000 in total available. In Wraysbury, the Thameside village that has been submerged since the weekend, 83-year-old Jennie Francis’s house has flooded and her hallway was filled with water. She has been forced to take refuge at her son’s home, but she said the arrival of the army had made a huge difference to the village’s morale. “The soldiers have been absolutely marvellous, it’s wonderful to have them here. People were cross before, but now they are relieved to have some help,” she told AFP. Continued on page 6

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