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Thursday, June 14, 2018

‘Wake up Punchy!’: Trump jabs back at De Niro

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump hit back at Robert De Niro on Tuesday after the Oscarwinning actor used an expletive to condemn him at the Tony Awards.

NEW YORK - Paul Marciano, co-founder of the Guess fashion brand, resigned Tuesday in the wake of an investigation into sexual assault claims. Marciano “exercised poor judgment in his communications with models and photographers and in placing himself in situations in which plausible allegations of improper conduct could, and did, arise,” Guess said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. He has resigned effective immediately from his post as executive chairman but will remain the company’s chief creative officer and receive his salary until January 30 “to effect a smooth transfer of responsibilities,” the filing said. His salary was forfeited from February 20 to June 11. The decision came after a unanimous vote by the board, from which Marciano and his brother Maurice recused themselves. The brothers co-founded the brand in 1981. Two independent investigators looked into allegations of “inappropriate comments and texts, and unwanted advances including kissing and groping,” Guess said. It said they interviewed more than 40 people and reviewed some 1.5 million pages of documents. “Many of the allegations could not be corroborated,” the filing added. Guess and Marciano settled claims with five of the complainants for a total of $500,000. “We are pleased at today’s news... and yet, much more remains to be done if Guess truly wants to be a brand that stands for respect for women,” said lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represented four of the alleged victims. (afp)

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People attend the official opening ceremony of the FIFA Fan Fest in Moscow, near the main building of the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in Moscow, on June 10, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

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In this file photo taken on October 18, 2004, Model Paris Hilton poses with fashion designer Paul Marciano at the launch of Marciano hosted by Vanity Fair on October 19, 2004 at Dolce in Hollywood, California.

Robert De Niro speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City.

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“Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to many shots to the head by real boxers in movies,” Trump tweeted. “I watched him last night and truly believe he may be ‘punch-drunk.’” De Niro, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of boxer Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film “Raging Bull,” got a standing ovation at the Tony Awards on Sunday with his denunciation of Trump. “I’m going to say one thing -- fuck Trump!” De Niro said, pumping his fists in the air. “It’s no longer ‘down with Trump’, it’s ‘fuck Trump!’” he told the crowd at New York’s Radio City Music H a l l honoring the best performances on Broadway. The CBS television network, which was broadcasting the event live but with a delay of a few seconds, bleeped out De Niro’s expletive. Trump defended himself against De Niro’s attack by praising the economy under his watch. “I guess (De Niro) doesn’t realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country,” the president said. “Wake up Punchy!” De Niro has attacked Trump on previous occasions, describing him in 2016 as “blatantly stupid,” “totally nuts” and an “idiot.” (afp)

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World Cup fever is finally taking hold in Russia, where wild enthusiasm in provincial centres such as chilly Kazan is filtering through to Moscow ahead of Thursday’s opening match in the capital. While curious locals have clamoured to see the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar, it has proved a slow build-up to the June 14-July 15 showpiece, which is being held in Russia for the first time. The tournament opener featuring Russia and Saudi Arabia at the imposing 80,000-capacity Luzhniki stadium has so far failed to capture the imagination of Muscovites, although they have warmly welcomed foreign fans. Groups of South American supporters with drums and whistles took to the streets around Red Square this week, posing for pictures with shoppers. In response, a small knot of local fans gathered, waving flags and good-naturedly chanting “Russia, Russia”. But it has been outside

the capital where enthusiasm for the beautiful game has really taken hold. Australia were pleasantly surprised Monday when a crowd of 3,200 turned up to see Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk put the Socceroos through their paces in Kazan, a twohour flight east of Moscow. A public holiday gave fans the opportunity to show their support at Australia’s state-of-the-art training complex in the capital of the semiautonomous Republic of Tatarstan. “It was good to see all the fans from Kazan come out and support

us, we didn’t really expect it,” said Australia defender Josh Risdon, who postponed his honeymoon following his selection to the Socceroos’ squad. “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Go, Go, Go,” screamed sections of the crowd, many waving yellow and green Australia flags handed out by organisers. Defender Josh Risdon appreciated the backing ahead of Australia’s Group C campaign against Euro 2016 finalists France at the Kazan Arena on Saturday. “It was good to see all the fans from Kazan come out and support us, we didn’t really

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expect it,” said the player, who postponed his honeymoon following his selection to the Socceroos’ squad.

- Brazil pulling power In the Black Sea resort city of Sochi about 5,000 people turned out to watch the Brazilian squad train, chanting the name of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar. Croatia had barely touched down in Russia before they launched a charm offensive that won over supporters

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at Roshchino outside Saint Petersburg. Hours after arriving they staged a training session where free footballs, scarves and flags were launched into the stands. Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric also exchanged passes with delighted youngsters. The build up has not been without controversy, with Egypt’s Mohamed Salah attracting critical headlines in Britain after posing for a photograph with Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov. Continued to page 6

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Secure traffic near tourist attractions

Badung Transportation deploys dozens of personnel MANGUPURA - The Badung Transportation Agency is regulating traffic as throngs of people return to Java for the holidays through Mengwi tTerminal as well as near many tourist attractions. Hundreds of personnel have been deployed for the Eid el Fitr 1439 Hijri celebrations. Head of the Badung Transportation Agency, A.A. Ngurah Rai Yuda Darma, explained that there is a surge in traffic around tourist attractions over the Eid holidays, so traffic management is needed in order to avoid serious congestion. “As we saw last year during the Eid holidays, Kuta becomes a popular tourist destination with many domestic tourists coming to Bali in private vehicles”, said A.A. Yuda Darma, on Tuesday (Jun. 12). The Badung Transportation Agency has therefore deployed 115 personnel from the from Road Transport Traffic Office of South Badung and 55 officers from North Badung to manage traffic near the Mengwi Terminal. “The surge in traffic during the holidays requires more intensive traffic handling”, he said, “We are cooperating with the the Badung Police to manage traffic. Our personnel have been assigned to guard security command posts and provide security for the traffic headed for Java”, he said. Head of the Land Transportation Management Agency (BPTD) for Region XII of Bali-NTB, Agung Hartono, said domestic tourists have started srtriving to Bali to enjoy the Eid al Fitr holidays, as seen by the number of vehicles in Gilimanuk Harbour with non-Balinese license plates.”This is bound to cause traffic congestion in Badung”, he said. (kmb27)

Eid holidays, room rates soar

SEMARAPURA - As the Eid holiday approaches, Nusa Penida, Klungkung as seen a surge in the number of visitors causing the price of accommodations to spike. Secretary of the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Indonesia (PHRI) of Klungkung, I Wayan Sukadana, on Tuesday (Jun. 12) that as of early June there has been an increase of visitors to his native Nusa Penida with people crossing over from Sanur, Denpasar, Kusamba and Dawan. “This is due to the Eid holidays. Hotel occupancy rates are very high right now”, he said. Prices for rooms on the island he said have gone up 10 to 20 percent as demand increases. “It is the law of economics, there is a high demand and the supply remains the same so prices are bound to go up”, he said. Higher occupancy rates are expected to continue until late August as more foreign tourists arrive. By September the number of visitors usually decreases and room rates follow, explained Sukadana is who is also Director of the Nusa Kerta Kosala Regional Company (PDNKK) of Klungkung. Head of the Klungkung Tourism Office, I Nengah Sukasta, also acknowledged that there has been an increase in the number of visitors to Nusa Penida. Tourist attraction managers have been asked to intensify security measures to prevent tourists getting into accidents like the incident a few days ago. “We have asked tourism managers to step up security and also we ask tourists to always be accompanied by a local guide rather than guides from elsewhere”, he said. Sukaasta added that the recent rise in the number of tourist visits is expected to help reach the target of having 478,169 visitors this year. This is up from the target of 333,000 for 2017 when there were in fact 423,726 visitors to Nusa Penida”, he said. (kmb45)

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efforts to accelerate hotel occupancy and length of stay MANGUPURA - To boost room occupancy rates of hotels in Nusa Dua , the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) who manage the area conitue to promote Nusa Dua through events like the Nusa Dua Light Festival (NDLF) 2018 that is themed Underwater Light: Water, Fire, & Dance, that will take place from June 11 through July 15, 2018 on the Peninsula Island of Nusa Dua.

Managing Director of the Nusa Dua – ITDC, I Wayan Karioka, said that this event seeks to not only increase occupancy rates but also legths of stay and the number of visitors who come to and know about Nusa Dua. ”We hope more people will come to know Nusa Dua through this event”, said Karioka during the opening of the NDLF 2018, on Monday (Jun. 11). The aim, he said to have 2,500-3,00 visitors a day to the festival for a total of 90,000-100,000 visitors over the course of the month. It is hoped that 10-20 percent of visitors to Nusa Dua at this

time will extend their stay. Current hotel occupandy rates in Nusa Dua are at about 75-80 percent with the average length of stay being 3.2-3.3 days. “With events like the NDLF we hope that occupancy rates and average length of stays will increase”, he said. There has already been a 10 percent increase in the occupancy rate this year compared to last year so there is a lot of hope that this event will be beneficial to troisim in Nusa Uda and the rest of Bali too. “This is one of the efforts we are making to stimulate tourism so that we achieve the target of 20 million visitors by 2019. We can’t just sit quite and hope for the best, we need to try different things”, concluded Karioka. The NDLF is open for visitors from 16:00 to 20:00 every day. In addition to thousands of lanterns, the NDLF 2018’s main attraction is the Spectacular Dancing Fountain, a 20x20 meter dancing fountain attraction accompanied with songs. In this event, the ITDC also collaborated with the buffer villages around Nusa Dua to showcase their culture. (kmb23)

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Ketupat Lebaran at The ONE Legian Hotel

This week from 14 until 20 June 2018 at 6PM until 10PM, The ONE Legian Hotel invites you to celebrate and cerish a moment of Eid Al-Fitr with special menu “Ketupat Lebaran” as your choice at The DECK Restaurant & Bar. Priced at IDR 50K, choose whether you want enjoy Tongseng Kambing, Opor Ayam, Gulai Ikan, Rendang Daging, or Kare Ayam. Located on the ground floor of The ONE Legian, The DECK Restaurant & Bar is ideal for dinner with an array of Western and Indonesian selections from the menu. The ONE Legian Hotel Provides 301 Modern And Fully Air-Conditioned Rooms With Minimalist Design That Deliver Exceptional Comfort To Guests. Thanks To A Fantastic Location In The Heart Of The “Happening Area”, This Modern 4-Star Hotel In Legian, Bali Is A Perfect Choice For Leisure Travellers Seeking Unforgettable Fun-Packed Bali Experiences. The Friendly And Efficient Team A Tour Leading Lifestyle Hotel In Legian, Kuta Provide The

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With the rise of legal weed, drug education moves from ‘don’t’ to ‘delay’

LOS ANGELES - California legalized marijuana in 2016, and this past New Year’s Eve eager customers lined up in the darkness outside medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, ready to start shopping at the stroke of midnight.

The effect has gone beyond the cannabis cash register. Everyone has seen the ads or heard the chatter — and that includes minors, though marijuana remains illegal for those under 21. “Coming out of SFO [San Francisco] airport, there are billboards for Eaze [a weed delivery service] that say ‘Marijuana is here,’” said Danielle Ramo, a psychologist who conducts research at University of California-San Francisco on adolescent drug use. “I’m not sure parents were expecting to see so many images of cannabis all over.” The rollout of legal recreational marijuana in California and other states doesn’t appear to have led to any big changes in substance abuse prevention yet. But drug prevention education in schools has evolved significantly since the “Just Say No” days of the ’80s — and now typically takes an approach that’s more appropriate for the era of ubiquitous weed access. It’s one that emphasizes decision-making and critical thinking skills instead of abstinence. One approach is the Being Adept curriculum — an evidence-based course of study that has been used in about 20 schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. It, and other drug abuse education today, draws on decades of rigorous effectiveness research and the newest teaching techniques. The PSAs that Gen-Xers may remember — the egg in a frying pan (“This is your brain on drugs“), or the boy calling out his dad’s drug use (“I learned it by watching you!“) — live on as memes but are no longer used in information campaigns. “Those scare-tactic-based programs have tended to quite clearly not work, based on most of the research that evaluated

its effectiveness,” Ramo said. “Today, there is an entirely different mindset about school-based prevention.” In a nutshell, the focus now is on facts, not fear. Also conspicuously absent are simplistic dictates like “Just say no.” Instead, teachers spur students to examine data, speculate on motives, discuss risks and deliberate on their own goals and values. Ashley Brady, a Being Adept instructor, was completely open about her method when she stood in front of the eighthgraders at Marin Primary and Middle School, a private school in Larkspur. “I’m not here to tell you what to do today. Not at all,” she began. “I’m here to give you the most up-to-date information possible so that you can make your own healthy, informed decisions.” Brady then jump-started a fast-paced, fact-filled discussion on brain chemistry and physiology. She showed an animated video about how marijuana affects dopamine pathways in the brain. Then she led a discussion about marijuana “edibles” and how the liver metabolizes them. “It can take up to 30 minutes to maybe even an hour or two before it really hits you,” she said. “When somebody eats an edible and they don’t really feel the effects, what do you think happens?” “They eat more!” a student called out. “They eat more,” Brady nodded. “Yeah, an hour, an hour and a half later? Boom! Like a freight train, they’ve been hit, and, you know, can barely move or can barely talk, that kind of thing. So they may have to go to the hospital.” True, that sounds a little scary, but it’s presented neutrally, as a consequence at the end of a sequence of decisions. Where the legalization of the marijuana industry has affected the content of these lessons is on the subject of potency. Brady told the students that legalization has spurred competition and innovation among suppliers, to the point where they’re now churning out extremely potent and precisely calibrated forms of pot called “concentrates,” which

comes in various forms. Brady ran through their names: oil, bubble, shatter, wax and dabs. “They call it a ‘dab’ because one tiny little nail head [of it] — I mean I’m talking like the end of my pinky — one tiny, little nail head is the same as three joints hitting the system all at once,” she said. “So it’s a lot stronger than it used to be.” Tests of THC levels in marijuana samples over the years back this up. Whereas a typical joint in the ’70s probably had a THC level of 4 to 5 percent, at best, growers are now breeding strains of cannabis that produce buds with THC levels as high as 20 to 30 percent. The concentrates are in another category altogether. Processed concentrates sold at dispensaries now regularly test at 80, even 90 percent. “It’s not the same drug,” Brady told the students. People sometimes vomit from concentrates. Some people hallucinate and have even become psychotic. And yes, she added, it can be addictive. Not just psychologically, but physically. People do go into THC withdrawal and do go to rehab for pot addiction. Still, as she described the transformation of marijuana from a relatively mild intoxicant to a potentially debilitating one, Brady never once said “that’s why you shouldn’t” or even “so please be careful.” Afterward, the students applauded this approach. “It made you feel more mature, and that you’re in control,” said Devon Soofer, 13. “This [class] was actually telling you the long-term effects and what it can actually do to you. So it actually made you feel like, ‘Wow, this is actually really bad,’ and not just being forced not to do it.” Subsequent units in the Being Adept curriculum give students concrete tools: They rehearse what to do or say at parties, and talk about better ways to cope than using cannabis — or any substance. Ramo, who serves as a scientific adviser to Being Adept, decried “the overwhelming stress, anxiety, depression, suicidality that is so pervasive among teens in the United States today, especially in high-intensity educational areas, like a lot of schools in the Bay Area are.” “Addressing that problem is key,” she added, as is “having teens come up with solutions to manage their stress, that they actually would use.”

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Marijuana buds in jars are pictured at Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group dispensary in West Hollywood, California.

So if drug educators aren’t telling students “Don’t!” anymore, what are they telling them to do? Overtly, they’re not demanding teens do anything, because teens are naturally resistant to the authoritarian approach — and some of them may resist to the point of doing the opposite. Jennifer Grellman, a psychotherapist in Kentfield, Calif., and the founder of Being Adept, summed up the strategy in three words: “Delay, delay, delay.” “The way to handle that with your kids is to say: ‘You know, you don’t have to use this now. Maybe you want to use it someday, but not today, not now. It will always be there.’ Just tell them to wait.” Grellman said that advice may be more palatable for some teens, and therefore easier for parents to deliver. They’re not forbidding something (and possibly making it more enticing). They’re not saying “never.” The instructors put a special emphasis on a less visible risk: the potential damage to their brains. “More research is coming out looking at the ways in which all different kinds of substances can hijack normal brain functioning, and particularly so in adolescence,” Ramo explained. (net)

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Long holiday of Eid al Fitr

Domestic visit to Ulundanu predicted to rise by 100 percent

TABANAN - Long holiday in the series of the Eid al Fitr is predicted to increase domestic tourist visits to Ulundanu Beratan up to 100 percent compared to normal days. This increase estimation was revealed by Operations Manager of Ulundanu Beratan, I Wayan Mustika, in accordance with previous year’s experience. He continued, the current increase in tourist visit have begun to be seen. Tourist visit to the object shows an increase of 10.55 percent. “The trend of increasing visits has started to be seen in May 2018 which rose 10.55 percent compared to the previous month of the same year,” said Mustika. Furthermore, the increase in domestic tourist visits probably

Visitors at marine tourism and water sports in Tanjung Benoa.

starts on day 3 before holiday and will continue to increase and the peak happens on day 10 after holiday. This prediction is based on the experience of last year’s Eid al Fitr holiday where the increase in domestic tourist visit reached 100 percent more. “On the Eid al Fitr holiday of last year, domestic tourist visits rose from 2,000 persons per day to 4,000 per day,” he said. Meanwhile, foreign tourists are predicted not to experience a significant increase and remains in the figure of 900 people up to 1,000 people per day. To anticipate the increase in the visit, the management of Ulundanu Beratan has taken anticipatory steps, one of them is with the expansion of parking lot. (kmb24)

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Eid holiday, tourist visit to Tanjung Benoa rises

MANGUPURA - In this Eid al Fitr holiday 2018, visitors of marine tourism or water sports in Tanjung Benoa area experienced an increase. This condition started to be visible from Sunday (Jun. 10) or day 5 before holiday, especially for domestic tourists. Chairman of the Association of Maritime Tourism Entrepreneurs (Gahawisri) of Badung, Nyoman Wana Putra, when asked for his confirmation on Monday (Jun. 11), said though many people are going home to their hometown, some also choose to travel. One of them is visiting Tanjung Benoa area. He said the increase happens to domestic tourists to Tanjung Benoa with an increase of 15 percent. He predicted the incoming visitors possibly are not fasting. He said that domestic visit today is dominated by

tourists from Surabaya, Jakarta, and Bandung. Meanwhile, foreign tourists are still dominated by Chinese. Currently, the average daily visit reaches 400 people. Moreover, on a typical day, visitors to taking marine tourism at Tanjung Benoa only reach about 300 people. When compared to previous years, on day 5 before holiday, the number of visitors was high. “We predict the visit will increase until day 5 after the holiday,” he said. He complained about the obstacle faced for many years namely limited parking area. Moreover, most tourists coming to Tanjung Benoa are groups using large vehicles such as buses. In addition, the access to Tanjung Benoa tourist attraction is very narrow. To that end, he hoped to immediately realize the existence of alternative road to make tourists feel at home to Tanjung Benoa. (kmb23)

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Long holiday in the series of the Eid al Fitr is predicted to increase domestic tourist visits to Ulundanu Beratan.


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‘Help me!’: Grenfell survivor recounts night of fire

Merchants dump waste into forest behind Geopark art market BANGLI - The sustainability of Penelokan Nature Park right behind the Geopark Art Market is under threat. The forest overgrown with many large trees is now crammed with garbage at some points. Allegedly, the piling garbage is deliberately dumped by the merchants of the art market and village markets located in the forest area. As seen, the garbage consists of various types. They are mostly rotten fruits, vegetable remnants, bamboo baskets and plastic waste. The garbage is piled up beside the barrier fence between the village market and the forest area. Seeing from the large volume, the garbage disposal in the forest area has lasted long enough. Section Head of Conservation II of Bali Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), Sulistyo Widodo, when confirmed on Tuesday (Jun. 12) did not dismiss such condition. He said the waste is also discarded by merchants selling at Geopark Art Market. Actually, he had time to coordinate with the Bangli Industry and Trade Agency related to the piles of garbage in the forest area. Reprimands have been submitted for several times, both orally and in writing, not to throw garbage into the forest area, but the waste disposal still occurs. The presence of waste accumulating in the area, he added, is the responsibility of the Central Batur village. Management of the village market established in forest area is done by the local village. He explained the merchants selling in the forest area market originally sold at the Batur Volcano Museum. Due to the development of the museum, the merchants moved to Penelokan sidewalk. Later on, the merchants were transferred to village market located in the forest area. Utilization of the forest area for the market has been cooperated with BKSDA Bangli and Central Batur village, so the matters of sanitation become the responsibility of the local village. “Is the goodness of BKSDA not enough? The BKSDA has owned a commitment from the beginning, please use the space, but the sanitation becomes their responsibility,” he explained. Sulistyo said his agency will re-coordinate with the Central Batur village as the managing party of the village market related to the piles of garbage. Villagers will be reminded to jointly keep the village clean. “Since the management is handled by the village, the sanitation must be maintained. The waste problem should not be returned to BKSDA as we are not an institution handling waste issues,” he said. Meanwhile, headman of Central Batur, Made Sasmika, when asked for his confirmation separately said he had asked the sanitation officers to transport the piled garbage in the area. He acknowledged the piling garbage comes from the market merchants. “In essence, on behalf of Central Batur village we will soon clean up the garbage. Today, we are going to transport it as soon as possible,” he explained. In addition to transporting the garbage, his authority already issued a circular to all the merchants not to throw garbage into the forest area. (kmb40)

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LONDON - In the early hours of June 14, 2017, Kerry O’Hara, a sixth-floor resident in Grenfell Tower, an apartment block in west London, was preparing to go to bed when she smelled burning.

The agriculture and culture of Bali are slowly replaced by tourism.

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Farming less competitive

Where is Bali tourism’s contribution?

DENPASAR - Bali tourism is growing rapidly. Due to the progress of tourism, Bali is able to reduce the unemployment rate to 1.48 percent even the lowest in Indonesia. Similarly, Bali gradually becomes an advanced city with poverty rates falling to 4.14 percent in September 2017. But, is it true that tourism has made a real contribution to Bali and Balinese people? There is a maxim saying that ‘Bali is for tourism.’ Apparently it is true because the tagline ‘Tourism for Bali’ precisely occurs on the contrary namely Bali is for tourism. The agriculture and culture of Bali are slowly replaced by tourism. Farming experiences land conversion. Moreover, the local agricultural products of Bali are unable to compete, making Bali’s agriculture less competitive. Deputy Chairman I of Central Executive Board of the Indonesia General Manager Association (IHGMA), I Made Ramia Adnyana, said his organization has echoed the commitment to Bali’s agriculture and culture. “Commitment of tourism remains consistent to promote Bali’s agriculture and culture. It has been in accordance with the goal of sustainable tourism development,” he said Tuesday (Jun. 12). According to him, tourism is the only industry being capable of bringing Bali to its peak considering Bali does not have mining resources like other regions in Indonesia. With tourism, Bali has superior competitiveness and comparative advantage. Its commitment to Bali tourism is not just in the mouth. Contribution of tourism to Bali is very clear through multiplier effect. Economically, tourism contributes to regionally generated revenue (PAD), the absorption of labor and movement of people’s economy. They are indirect contribution to the people of Bali. Meanwhile, the direct contribution at least the local agricultural products of Indonesia, especially Bali, can be absorbed by tourism industry of 75-80 percent. “The opinion stating that contribution of

tourism especially to the implementation of zero local fruit implementation is less precise. All this time, Bali tourism industry always absorbs local fruit products. Indeed, there are some certain fruits brought in from the outside because they are not produced in Bali. However, from almost 47 kinds of local fruits, 29 fruits are absorbed by tourism industry, especially for breakfast, lunch and dinner and fruit basket at hotel. As long as the quality, quantity and continuity are maintained, local fruits remain to be absorbed by tourism industry,” he explained. All this time there are always misinterpretation and misunderstanding. Tourism is always blamed every time there is a land conversion. When the agriculture is unable to compete, tourism is always blamed on. Actually the sustainable tourism development has benefits and impacts commonly dubbed as triple bottom lines. It provides economic benefits as being able to preserve the culture as well as preserve the environment. Other than in tourism sector, Bali’s local agricultural products cannot compete. They are also inferior to products from Java or Sulawesi. It can be seen from the large supply of fruits, bananas and even young coconut leaves from Java and other regions. As seen at Anyar Sari fruit market on Tuesday (Jun. 12), most of the fruits are imported from outside Bali. Pineapple is brought in from Kediri, mangoes from Lombok and East Java, while oranges from Banyuwangi. Virtually all fruit stalls behind the block and north of Anyar Sari Market are selling fruits from outside Bali. Only kiosks in the south are selling local Balinese fruits such

as tangerine and sapodilla. Additionally, the merchants tend to sell fruits whose continuity can be maintained. Ahmad, a pineapple merchant, claimed to be only in charge of marketing pineapple from Kediri. He has a boss serving as a collector. If he manages to sell more pineapple, he will get a commission or bonus other than profits from the sales. Sometimes to maintain continuity, he also takes pineapple from Lampung. Meanwhile, a mango merchant, Wowok, admitted that his mangoes are from Lombok and East Java. Sometimes he also gets supplies from Singaraja if the stock is available. Both collectors supply their goods to Wowok as they also promise a commission if Wowok sells more. Chairman of the Indonesia Association of Horticulture Business (Aspehorti) of Bali, I Wayan Sugiarta, said that tourism circles both hotels and restaurants in principle require agricultural products not only in terms of quality but also continuity. This continuity cannot be maintained by farmers in Bali. Thus, when they are shortage of supplies, the agricultural commodities from outside Bali such as Java will come in. On that account, the use of local products by the tourism reaches 75 percent. Fruits merchants at Anyar Sari Market also claimed to need continuity. “Local farmers here cannot meet the continuity. When farmers have the products, the merchants will come to collect. Each merchant has its own supplying farmers. Merchants are also afraid of not having a farmer’s customers. Later there is no continuity of the products on sale. Farmers are also afraid of having no regular customers when over production and low prices occur,” he said. (kmb42)

The 53-year-old, who lived alone in the 24-storey block with her cat Rosie, heard a commotion outside, went to the window and quickly realised a massive fire had engulfed her building. “People were telling me to jump,” she told AFP, sipping tea at a residents’ support centre ahead of the first anniversary Thursday of the tragedy that killed 71 people. “The fire brigade officer told me to stay put. He said we’ll get to you eventually. “In the meantime I was just running back and forth screaming ‘help me’. I was just hysterical,” she recalled. Eventually fear forced O’Hara to defy the firefighter’s advice and flee the flat. She gathered a few belongings, distraught at the realisation she would have to leave Rosie behind. Her last memory of her home for nearly two decades: the cat seated on her sofa looking back up at her. O’Hara found the building’s

only stairwell already choked with dense smoke. “I had to feel my way around the hallway because it was so dark, smoky and all the way down the stairs I just kept shouting ‘help me!’” Once she made it to the second floor she was met by other residents and firefighters who led her out to safety. The London Fire Brigade’s policy of telling residents to “stay put” should have been abandoned within half an hour of the blaze’s outbreak, a recently-released report by a fire engineer found. Yet it remained in place for nearly two hours. O’Hara believes her decision to escape the burning building may have been the difference between life and death. “I was glad that I didn’t follow that advice and I just hate to think what would’ve happened if I’d stayed put. “I was scared and I just knew I had to get out. I didn’t want to die in there.” (afp)

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In this file photo taken on June 14, 2017 police man a security cordon as a huge fire engulfs the Grenfell Tower early June 14, 2017 in west London. In the early hours of June 14, 2017, Kerry O’Hara, a sixth-floor resident in Grenfell Tower, an apartment block in west London, was preparing to go to bed when she smelled burning.

Top Nicaragua civic group calls strike as anti-Ortega fury grows

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Costa Ricans demonstrate in San Jose, on June 12, 2018, in solidarity with the students arrested and killed in the recent protests against President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua.

MANAGUA - Nicaragua’s top civic alliance called Tuesday for a nationwide 24-hour strike to protest “extreme conditions” under President Daniel Ortega, who has yet to decide on reviving talks over the crisis that has left at least 148 dead. The day-long strike was set to begin Thursday at noon (1800 GMT) “in solidarity with the victims” of the two months of unrest, which has seen brutal clashes between anti-government activists and security forces loyal to Ortega. “This is a national and peaceful civil strike that covers the entire country and all economic activities, except those related to the preservation of life and the coverage of basic services for the population,” announced the National Alliance for Justice and Democracy, a key player in the now stalled crisis talks. The coalition also demanded an “immediate” decision from Ortega on the prospect of reviving nego-

tiations mediated by Nicaragua’s influential Catholic bishops. The country has not heard from its leftist leader since last week, when he met with top clergy members, who presented him with a plan to expedite the poll and institute electoral and constitutional reforms -- key activist demands. “Dialogue is the way to review the political system of Nicaragua from its root to achieve an authentic democracy and justice,” the civic alliance said. The announcement comes after the country underwent a sharp escalation in violence in recent days, as police and pro-government paramilitaries attacked activists wielding slingshots and homemade mortars in an attempt to trample the uprising against Ortega. The din of rifle blasts and mortar explosions echoed overnight and into the morning throughout the streets of Managua, even after government security forces forcefully cleared the barricades. (afp)


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In test case for gig economy, UK court backs contractor

LONDON - A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor won a court ruling Wednesday giving him employment rights, in a closely watched case testing labor rules in the so-called gig economy. Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that Gary Smith, who worked for Pimlico Plumbers full-time for six years, was entitled to rights such as sick pay and minimum wage. Smith sought to reduce his hours following a heart attack, while the company argued he wasn’t

entitled to such protection because he was a self-employed contractor. His case will now return to an employment tribunal to sort out his unfair dismissal claim as a “worker.” The case lays bare the many problems that remain in the ongoing debate about independent contractors in the gig economy, where people work job-to-job with little security and few employment rights. Some companies have argued that the gig system provides lifestyle benefits for

people who want flexibility, but the arrangements also allow companies to avoid many expenses associated with hiring full-time employees. The timing of this case is interesting, said Sean Nesbitt, a partner at the international law firm of Taylor Wessing, which is not involved in the case. “It dovetails perfectly with an ongoing government review of employment law,” he said. “This will make it easier for the government to make informed legislative

change.” The ruling comes nearly a year after a major study by study by Matthew Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair, concluded that workers in the gig economy — from Uber drivers to delivery cyclists — need greater labor protections. The Taylor report concluded that a new category of worker, the “dependent contractor,” should be created to secure genuine flexibility for laborers. It also signaled a new norm among the workforce.(ap)

European Central Bank to weigh end to stimulus program

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank will on Thursday weigh when and how to end its bond-buying stimulus program — an exit that will have far-reaching consequences across the economy, from long-suffering savers to Europe’s indebted governments.

The bank, which sets monetary policy for the 19 countries that use the euro, has been buying 30 billion euros ($35.5 billion) a month in government and corporate bonds from banks. The purchases are slated to run at least through September, and longer if necessary. Analysts say that decisions on the exit path, which could include several intermediate steps, might come Thursday or at the July 26 meeting. Scenarios include reducing the purchases past September, and then stopping them at the end of the year. An end to the stimulus would be part of a major shift in the global economy. The ECB would be joining the U.S. Federal Reserve in withdrawing the massive monetary stimulus deployed to combat the Great Recession and its aftermath. The Fed is expected to raise rates at its meeting Wednesday. The ECB’s bond purchases, which started in March 2015, pump newly printed money into the economy, which in theory should help raise inflation toward the bank’s goal of just under 2 percent. Inflation was an annual 1.9 percent in May, but the bank needs to be able to say that inflation will stay in line with its target even after the stimulus is withdrawn. Market participants pricked up their ears last week when top ECB official Peter Praet said Thursday’s meeting would be an occasion to consider when to wind down the program. Praet supervises economics at the ECB as a member of its six-member executive board and in that capacity proposes

Denpasar develops ‘subak’ as new tourist attraction

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DENPASAR - The Denpasar city government, Bali Province, has continued to innovate in developing new tourist attractions, including by revolutionizing the concept of agricultural tourism in Subak Sembung and Subak Pakel, North Denpasar District.

monetary policy moves for debate and decision by the 25-member governing council. That gives his words extra weight. The impact of the ECB’s bond-buying stimulus has been felt across the economy. It has pushed up the prices of assets like stocks, bonds and real estate but also lowered returns for savers. It has helped keep borrowing costs low for European governments as the ECB purchases have driven bond prices up and yields down. Yields and prices move in opposite directions. For example, the Italian government, which is burdened with the second-highest debt load in the eurozone after Greece at 132 percent of gross domestic product, pays only 2.79 percent annually to borrow for 10

years. That’s less than the 2.96 percent yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys. The ECB meeting will be held in Riga, Latvia, as one of the ECB’s occasional road meetings away from its Frankfurt headquarters to underline its role as a pan-European institution. A bribery investigation is expected to keep the head of the host central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics, from attending the meeting and news conference with ECB President Mario Draghi. The ECB is continuing its slow progress toward withdrawing the stimulus despite turbulence in Italy, where the new populist government has questioned the spending and debt restrictions required of euro members. Concerns over Italian politics caused big

swings in the country’s financial markets for several days last month, before easing. Analysts Joerg Kraemer and Michael Schubert at Commerzbank said that the ECB may soon have to end its stimulus program anyway as it risks running out of bonds that are eligible for purchase. The ECB has limited itself to no more than one-third of any member country’s outstanding bonds to avoid becoming the dominant creditor of member states. With the purchases widely expected to be stopped at the end of this year, they said, attention would now turn to how long the bank would wait after the bond-purchase exit before starting to raise its interest rate benchmarks. (ap)

Head of the Tourism Development Section, Tourism Office of Denpasar City, Rose Sintha Dewi stated here on Wednesday that the local people are keen to develop Subak Pakel as a tourism attraction and is in line with the innovation conducted by the Denpasar city government to preserve “subak,” or the traditional irrigation system in Bali, to become an agricultural tourism attraction. “To support these

attractions, the local people have built a jogging track along 100 meters,” she added. To promote Subak Pakel among the local community, the Denpasar Tourism Office performed the traditional art performance of “Bondres Clekontong Mas” on Tuesday (June 12) at Wantilan Desa Pakraman Poh Gading. “Through the art performance of `Bondres Clekontong Mas,` it is hoped that the community would

quickly understand and know about the tourism attractions in Denpasar, such as subak,” she explained. She expressed hope that by making Subak Pakel a tourist attraction, the economy in Ubung Kaja Village and the surrounding areas would improve. Meanwhile, Head of Ubung Kaja Village, North Denpasar District, Wayan Mirta confirmed that all stakeholders in Ubung Kaja Village were keen to make

Subak Pakel a tourist attraction due to its wide land spanning 63 hectares. “That land is in demand by the developers for development. Hence, we are pondering over how to prevent the rice fields from not being exhausted. That is why the good idea of making it as a tourism attraction came up. Apart from improving the local residents` welfare, it can inculcate the value of ancestral culture in farming,” he explained. Moreover, Mirta plans to form an urban farmer group in order to optimally support Subak Pakel

as a tourist attraction. “We will create the concept of urban farming and will also design a tourist village there,” he noted. Furthermore, Mirta has created an adrenaline-inspired tour concept. Urban farming will also be improved to incorporate more varied activities. “The subak management of this method will increase the local revenue, and the local community`s land can become more valuable for them. Moreover, young farmers will be born and will create a new concept for the farmers similar to other regions,” he stated. (ant)

BNN arrests five hashish dealers in Bali “Geprek” is Now in J4 Hotel

DENPASAR - The National Anti Narcotics Agency (BNN) has arrested 5 men on charge of being members of drug syndicate selling marijuana in Bali. “The five - Sucipto Silalahi (21), Albertus Nova (29), Putra Yasa (21), Ade Romadhon (29) and Guruh Rakasiwi (26) are members of a syndicate the sending of marijuana from Me-

dan to Bali,” Bali BNN chief Brig. Gen. Putu Gede Suastawa said here on Tuesday. They used courier service sending the marijuana by air from Medan to Bali, Putu said. They were arrested separately as the syndicate sold marijuana on line in Denpasar, Putu said. Sucipto Silalahi was arrested on June 7, 2018 in Kuta, district

of Badung with 2.3 kg of the illicit drug. Interrogation of Sucipto led to the arrest of Albertus Nova and Putra Yasa at Jalan Ray Renon in Denpasar and the other two suspects. Altogether BNN confiscated 12 kilograms of marijuana from the suspects, Putu said. If found guilty, the suspects face a jail term of up to 12 years. (ant)

“Geprek” is a typical food of Yogyakarta city. Now this food is well known to many people. Food is famous for fried chicken meat then “Geprek” or pounded with sambal at the same time until the meat becomes flat. The spice mixture on this geprek chicken recipe provides extraordinary delicacy. It was also liked by

all circles. Although almost the same as other chicken recipes, but our chicken geprek recipe has its own characteristics. To give a different impression, this time we want to present with other side dishes such as duck, shrimp, fish and catfish with flour will make it “crunchy” and delicious. Yummm! (r)


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In Israel, Indonesian Muslim leader risks backlash at home

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In this picture taken on June 12, 2018 and released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 13, 2018, US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (L) sign documents at a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.

‘Pyongyang-bound’ Trump says world dodged ‘nuclear catastrophe’

SEOUL - Donald Trump accepted an invitation from Kim Jong Un to visit North Korea during their historic summit, Pyongyang state media reported Wednesday, as the US president said the world had jumped back from the brink of “nuclear catastrophe”. Critics have said the unprecedented encounter in Singapore was more style than substance, producing a document that was short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang’s atomic weapons. But in a characteristically bullish tweet, Trump said the first-ever meeting between sitting leaders of the two Cold War foes meant “the World has taken a big step back from potential Nuclear catastrophe!” “No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research!

The hostages are back home with their families. Thank you to Chairman Kim, our day together was historic!” In the joint statement following Tuesday’s talks, Kim agreed to the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula” -- a stock phrase favoured by Pyongyang that stopped short of long-standing US demands for North Korea to give up its atomic arsenal in a “verifiable” and “irreversible” way. The official KCNA news agency ran a glowing dispatch, describing the summit as an “epoch-making meeting” that would help foster “a radical switchover in the most hostile (North Korea)-US relations”. The report said the two men “gladly accepted” mutual invitations to visit each other’s countries. KCNA also asserted Trump had “expressed his intention” to lift sanctions against the North -- something the

US president had told a blockbuster press conference would happen “when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor”. “The sanctions right now remain,” he added. With the headline: “Meeting of the century opens new history in DPRK-US relations”, the North’s ruling Workers Party official daily Rodong Sinmun splashed no fewer than 33 pictures across four of its usual six pages. One of the pictures showed a smiling Kim shaking hands with Trump’s hawkish National Security Advisor John Bolton, who has previously advocated military action against the North, which in turn has referred to him as “human scum.” In Pyongyang, commuters crowded round the spread of images, for most of them the first they had seen of the summit. (afp)

Greeks divided on proposed Macedonia name deal

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In this file photo taken on February 04, 2018 people demonstrate to urge the government not to compromise in the festering name row with neighbouring Macedonia at the Syntagma Square in Athens.

World Cup... From page 1

Reports said Kadyrov, who with Moscow’s support rules

Chechnya with an iron fist, personally picked up the Liverpool, striker at his team hotel in Grozny and drove him to training in front of 8,000 cheering fans.

ATHENS - Greeks were divided Wednesday on a proposed compromise deal to end a nearly threedecade name row with Macedonia, with critics calling it a “national defeat” while others pointed out that obstacles remain. The leaders of the two countries said Tuesday that they had reached a “historic” solution to resolve the dispute and call the northern nation the Republic of North Macedonia after months of intensive diplomacy. However both governments have faced criticism over the compromise, with the countries’ main

opposition parties saying they will not support it. Much of the criticism in Greece has focused on the government’s acceptance that the neighbouring country’s language and ethnicity will be called “Macedonian”. Greece has long objected to its northern neighbour being called Macedonia because it has its own northern province of the same name. “The acceptance of the Macedonian language and nationality is an unacceptable national retreat,” said main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

While the atmosphere remains muted in the larger of the 11 host cities such as St Petersburg, it is sure to intensify as an estimated one million fans from 32 participat-

ing nations pour into the country. President Vladimir Putin said in a televised address last week that he wanted the event, which has cost Russia $13 billion to host,

Apostolos Tzitzikostas, one of the three governors in the Greek province of Macedonia, echoed the sentiment, saying “this is not a solution, it’s a national defeat”. But others welcomed the solution, which Macedonia hopes will help clear the way for it to join the European Union and NATO. “A mutually beneficial deal creates a safe environment on our northern border. Greece needs this because of tension with Turkey,” said Vassiliki Georgiadou, a political scientist at Athens’ Panteion university, wrote in the Ta Nea newspaper. (afp)

to be “an unforgettable experience” for all involved. “We want this event to be a celebration, filled with passion and emotions,” he said. (afp)

JERUSALEM — A leader of Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization is visiting Israel this week, braving angry protests at home in order to spread what he calls a message of interfaith compassion.

Yahya Staquf, secretary general of the 60 million member Nahdlatul Ulama, is in Israel as a guest of the American Jewish Committee, a U.S. advocacy group holding a major conference in Jerusalem. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, and support for the Palestinians there is strong. Staquf’s presence has triggered angry reactions, as seen on Indonesian social media. But in an interview, Staquf said he remains committed to the visit and hopes the controversy can bring more attention to his message of tolerance. “Some people here are amazed by my decision to come, because they think it must be dangerous for this man to come, thinking that many, many Muslims must be threatening him with death or something,” Staquf told the Associated Press on Monday. Earlier this week, Staquf addressed the American Jewish Committee’s conference, appearing alongside a rabbi in his discussion. His schedule also includes meetings at Israel’s Hebrew University, and talks with local Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders as well. There were no meetings with Israeli politicians listed on his schedule. Staquf said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not the sole focus of his trip. Instead, he looks at interfaith cooperation as a basis for solving many conflicts, including in Myanmar, where 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution by the country’s security forces to Bangladesh. But Staquf remains aware of the “magnitude” of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “We are facing a civilizational problem here, and it is related to religions,” Staquf said. “As Muslims, we want to do our part related to our religion.” Staquf says he has identified portions of Islam that he considers problematic, including how Muslims interact with non-Muslims. He says there needs to be “a new discourse” to recognize that Muslims and non-Muslims are equal and should be able to coexist peacefully. “These elements are problematic because they are not compatible anymore with the current reality of our civilization,” he said. In Indonesia, Twitter and Facebook have been filled with negative comments about the visit. Many are upset about the situation in Gaza, where over 120 Palestinians have been killed during protests along the Israeli border over the past two months. Israel accuses Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers of using demonstrators as human shields while trying to carry out attacks and says it is defending its sovereign border and communities nearby.

A montage of Staquf’s photo, and the Israeli and NU flags, has gone viral online. It is captioned: “When Muslims are wounded by an Israeli attack, the NU representative goes to Israel. This visit is a form of recognition of the state of Israel, hurting the hearts of Muslims and Palestinians.” Taufiqulhadi, a member of parliament from the National Democratic Party, one of the parties in the government

coalition, said “the majority of Indonesians” do not want diplomatic relations with Israel. In a letter to Indonesia’s foreign minister that was published online, Staquf said the government could “deny” his actions if deemed harmful to state interests. “But if there is a ‘benefit,’ let’s follow it up to be a real advantage.”(ap)

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Yahya Staquf, secretary general of the 60 million member Nahdlatul Ulama poses for a photograph in overlooking Jerusalem, Monday, June 11, 2018. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, and support there for the Palestinians is strong. Staquf’s presence has triggered angry reactions in Indonesian social media.

Four priorities of Indonesia in UN Security Council BOGOR - President Joko Widodo stated that there were four Indonesian priorities to the UN Security Council`s fourth nonpermanent membership. “We want to strengthen the ecosystem of peace and stability in the world by

strengthening the culture of peaceful conflict resolution,” he noted in the statement at the Bogor Palace on Tuesday. Secondly, the head of state remarked that Indonesia wants to strengthen the synergy between the

regional organization and the UN Security Council. Thirdly, Indonesia wants to improve a comprehensive approach in dealing with transnational crime, including terrorism. “Also, we want to synergize efforts to create peace with the achieve-

ment of development agenda 2030,” he stated. The president also called on the foreign minister to prioritize the issue of Palestine. “The issue of Palestine will be Indonesia`s priority in the UN Security Council,” he added. Widodo also ordered the foreign

minister to prepare well in the next six months for Indonesia sitting in the UN Security Council, which would start on January 1, 2019. “This world`s trust is the responsibility that we have to properly engage,” he remarked. (ant)


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Paul Ropp Shop Jimbaran MANGUPURA - One of the brand’s many stores spread throughout the island, Paul Ropp Shop in Jimbaran showcases the colourful and lightweight resort wear of the namesake Bali-based New York designer. Inside is its vast collection of hand-woven cotton and silk items, well-known for its cool and lightweight fabrics and designs, and perfect for tropical everyday wear for both men and women. Most notable in Paul Ropp’s speciality design is its bold blends of colours and collages, with each shirt, dress, pants and matching accessory featuring interplay of hand-woven fabrics and embroidery. The results are multifunctional pieces, which can be worn on the beach, at the poolside and even for relaxed dinners. Look out for the regular clearance sales which offer up to 50 per cent discounts on select items. (net)

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Gasly hails Honda improvement as Renault push Red Bull for engine decision

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With a decision looming for the former world champions on whether they should continue with Renault power or make the switch to Honda for 2019, Pierre Gasly’s drive up the order from 19th on the grid would no doubt have caught Christian Horner and Helmut Marko’s attention – as would the Frenchman’s assessment that the Japanese manufacturer had made a ‘really good step’ with their power unit in Montreal. Asked to specify where he felt the updated Honda power unit had performed better compared to the old one, Gasly replied simply: “Everything. Just more performance in general. In terms of battery as well, in terms of energy management, it’s better. “I think Honda did a really good step in terms of performance,” he added. “I overtook the [Ferraripowered] Haas, I overtook the [Mercedes-powered] Force India on the straight, which is the first time this year, so for me it’s looking good, promising.” Gasly’s team mate Brendon Hartley was clocked the fastest through the Circuit Gilles-Ville-

neuve’s speed trap during Free Practice 1 – encouraging, given that Fernando Alonso’s fastest speed trap reading in his Honda-powered McLaren at the 2017 race was some 16mph slower than the top speed of Sebastian Vettel, a situation Alonso called “dangerous” at the time. The data harvested by Toro Rosso over the Canadian Grand Prix weekend will make for interesting reading for Red Bull, given their plan to make a decision on their 2019 engine choice around the time of the Austrian Grand Prix at the end of June. “We have a lot of information to go away and analyse from this weekend and [we’ll] probably take another weekend just to view it over a couple of circuits,” said Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner. “I’m sure around the Austrian Grand Prix, we’ll be coming to a conclusion. “From what I hear, [Honda] have made a good step this weekend. Renault have brought what they have advertised as well. Now we have a bunch of GPS data to go away and analyse and look at the relative performance.” Part of Red Bull’s decision will

be weighing up the pros and cons of remaining a customer team with Renault versus becoming effectively Honda’s works team. Renault Team Principal Cyril Abiteboul said he understood Red Bull’s dilemma, but urged them to think twice before committing to the Japanese engine-maker. “I think [Red Bull are] looking into the technical and commercial side, because it’s clearly different for them remaining a customer and partner of Renault versus becoming a works team with Honda,” said Abiteboul, who also revealed that Renault had initially demanded a decision from Red Bull on which engine supplier they would be using in 2019 at the end of May. “It’s very different and I appreciate that. “But frankly as far as I’m concerned, they have a chance with us to become world champions again. I can’t say for Honda, but with what they have now, what’s coming in the pipeline, and their car, which is clearly a great car – maybe the greatest out there – they have a chance to become world champions again in the next two years.” (afp)

SOUTHAMPTON - World number one Dustin Johnson leads a string of in-form stars out to deny Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson another measure of major magic at the 118th US Open. Woods, whose pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major victories has remained stalled at 14 since his 2008 US Open triumph, will put his fused spine and gradually improving game to the test at Shinnecock Hills in the 10th official start of his comeback season. Five-time major winner Mickelson will try to become just the sixth golfer to complete the career Grand Slam in a tournament in which he has settled for second a remarkable, heartbreaking, six times. Mickelson, who turns 48 on Saturday, would become the oldest US Open champion and the secondoldest major winner in history should he pull off the feat. “We’re certainly on the back end of our careers,” 42-year-old Woods admitted. “We’ve been going at it for 20-plus years. That’s a long time.” But Woods and Mickelson remain front and center in the consciousness of golf fans -- with Woods’s return from the injury wilderness and Mickelson’s return to form electrifying galleries and fueling television viewership this year. Three-time major-winner Jordan Spieth believes a career Grand Slam for Mickelson would trump

an end to Woods’s major drought. “I think it makes a bigger difference for Phil than Tiger. I think there’s a different meaning to those two.” But Australian Jason Day disagrees. “I think the biggest story would probably be Tiger,” Day said. “Not taking anything away from Phil because winning the career Grand Slam is absolutely huge. But for what happened to Tiger, it’s been 10 years, what he did in that period of when he dominated, and I think a lot of people are kind of chomping at the bit for him to come back and do something special -- seeing if he can get back to winning and beating Jack’s record.” Either outcome, however, would be a massive upset. Johnson, the 2016 US Open champion, arrives at Shinnecock as the top-ranked player in the world courtesy of an emphatic PGA Tour triumph in Memphis last week. He’ll tee it up on Thursday and Friday alongside Woods and second-ranked Justin Thomas, whose five victories last season included a first major title at the PGA Championship. Mickelson will play the first two rounds alongside Spieth and fourtime major winner Rory McIlroy, a winner on the US PGA Tour this year who will only be spurred by final-round failures at the Masters and the European PGA Championship at Wentworth. (afp)

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Tiger Woods of the United States is interviewed during a press conference prior to the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 12, 2018 in Southampton, New York.


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Paul Ropp Shop Jimbaran MANGUPURA - One of the brand’s many stores spread throughout the island, Paul Ropp Shop in Jimbaran showcases the colourful and lightweight resort wear of the namesake Bali-based New York designer. Inside is its vast collection of hand-woven cotton and silk items, well-known for its cool and lightweight fabrics and designs, and perfect for tropical everyday wear for both men and women. Most notable in Paul Ropp’s speciality design is its bold blends of colours and collages, with each shirt, dress, pants and matching accessory featuring interplay of hand-woven fabrics and embroidery. The results are multifunctional pieces, which can be worn on the beach, at the poolside and even for relaxed dinners. Look out for the regular clearance sales which offer up to 50 per cent discounts on select items. (net)

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Pierre Gasly of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso driving the (10) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR13 Honda on track during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 10, 2018 in Montreal, Canada.

Gasly hails Honda improvement as Renault push Red Bull for engine decision

Konderatu Gallery MANGUPURA - An ambitious project that celebrates Indonesian heritage, Konderatu features an array of antiques in its dedicated gallery. The art gallery adjoins its suites and residences in Jimbaran, as a showcase of masks, wayang puppets, traditional musical instruments, heritage textiles, terracotta and ceramics, carvings, and utensils that hark back to the antique, colonial and post-colonial eras of the Indonesian archipelago. Truly an art collector’s haven, the items are up for sale and the experienced staffs are more than happy to show visitors around the fine displays. Visitors are invited to experience a ‘timeless Indonesia’ through the treasures of the archipelago under one roof. (net)

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With a decision looming for the former world champions on whether they should continue with Renault power or make the switch to Honda for 2019, Pierre Gasly’s drive up the order from 19th on the grid would no doubt have caught Christian Horner and Helmut Marko’s attention – as would the Frenchman’s assessment that the Japanese manufacturer had made a ‘really good step’ with their power unit in Montreal. Asked to specify where he felt the updated Honda power unit had performed better compared to the old one, Gasly replied simply: “Everything. Just more performance in general. In terms of battery as well, in terms of energy management, it’s better. “I think Honda did a really good step in terms of performance,” he added. “I overtook the [Ferraripowered] Haas, I overtook the [Mercedes-powered] Force India on the straight, which is the first time this year, so for me it’s looking good, promising.” Gasly’s team mate Brendon Hartley was clocked the fastest through the Circuit Gilles-Ville-

neuve’s speed trap during Free Practice 1 – encouraging, given that Fernando Alonso’s fastest speed trap reading in his Honda-powered McLaren at the 2017 race was some 16mph slower than the top speed of Sebastian Vettel, a situation Alonso called “dangerous” at the time. The data harvested by Toro Rosso over the Canadian Grand Prix weekend will make for interesting reading for Red Bull, given their plan to make a decision on their 2019 engine choice around the time of the Austrian Grand Prix at the end of June. “We have a lot of information to go away and analyse from this weekend and [we’ll] probably take another weekend just to view it over a couple of circuits,” said Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner. “I’m sure around the Austrian Grand Prix, we’ll be coming to a conclusion. “From what I hear, [Honda] have made a good step this weekend. Renault have brought what they have advertised as well. Now we have a bunch of GPS data to go away and analyse and look at the relative performance.” Part of Red Bull’s decision will

be weighing up the pros and cons of remaining a customer team with Renault versus becoming effectively Honda’s works team. Renault Team Principal Cyril Abiteboul said he understood Red Bull’s dilemma, but urged them to think twice before committing to the Japanese engine-maker. “I think [Red Bull are] looking into the technical and commercial side, because it’s clearly different for them remaining a customer and partner of Renault versus becoming a works team with Honda,” said Abiteboul, who also revealed that Renault had initially demanded a decision from Red Bull on which engine supplier they would be using in 2019 at the end of May. “It’s very different and I appreciate that. “But frankly as far as I’m concerned, they have a chance with us to become world champions again. I can’t say for Honda, but with what they have now, what’s coming in the pipeline, and their car, which is clearly a great car – maybe the greatest out there – they have a chance to become world champions again in the next two years.” (afp)

SOUTHAMPTON - World number one Dustin Johnson leads a string of in-form stars out to deny Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson another measure of major magic at the 118th US Open. Woods, whose pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major victories has remained stalled at 14 since his 2008 US Open triumph, will put his fused spine and gradually improving game to the test at Shinnecock Hills in the 10th official start of his comeback season. Five-time major winner Mickelson will try to become just the sixth golfer to complete the career Grand Slam in a tournament in which he has settled for second a remarkable, heartbreaking, six times. Mickelson, who turns 48 on Saturday, would become the oldest US Open champion and the secondoldest major winner in history should he pull off the feat. “We’re certainly on the back end of our careers,” 42-year-old Woods admitted. “We’ve been going at it for 20-plus years. That’s a long time.” But Woods and Mickelson remain front and center in the consciousness of golf fans -- with Woods’s return from the injury wilderness and Mickelson’s return to form electrifying galleries and fueling television viewership this year. Three-time major-winner Jordan Spieth believes a career Grand Slam for Mickelson would trump

an end to Woods’s major drought. “I think it makes a bigger difference for Phil than Tiger. I think there’s a different meaning to those two.” But Australian Jason Day disagrees. “I think the biggest story would probably be Tiger,” Day said. “Not taking anything away from Phil because winning the career Grand Slam is absolutely huge. But for what happened to Tiger, it’s been 10 years, what he did in that period of when he dominated, and I think a lot of people are kind of chomping at the bit for him to come back and do something special -- seeing if he can get back to winning and beating Jack’s record.” Either outcome, however, would be a massive upset. Johnson, the 2016 US Open champion, arrives at Shinnecock as the top-ranked player in the world courtesy of an emphatic PGA Tour triumph in Memphis last week. He’ll tee it up on Thursday and Friday alongside Woods and second-ranked Justin Thomas, whose five victories last season included a first major title at the PGA Championship. Mickelson will play the first two rounds alongside Spieth and fourtime major winner Rory McIlroy, a winner on the US PGA Tour this year who will only be spurred by final-round failures at the Masters and the European PGA Championship at Wentworth. (afp)

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Tiger Woods of the United States is interviewed during a press conference prior to the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 12, 2018 in Southampton, New York.


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In this picture taken on June 12, 2018 and released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 13, 2018, US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (L) sign documents at a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.

‘Pyongyang-bound’ Trump says world dodged ‘nuclear catastrophe’

SEOUL - Donald Trump accepted an invitation from Kim Jong Un to visit North Korea during their historic summit, Pyongyang state media reported Wednesday, as the US president said the world had jumped back from the brink of “nuclear catastrophe”. Critics have said the unprecedented encounter in Singapore was more style than substance, producing a document that was short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang’s atomic weapons. But in a characteristically bullish tweet, Trump said the first-ever meeting between sitting leaders of the two Cold War foes meant “the World has taken a big step back from potential Nuclear catastrophe!” “No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research!

The hostages are back home with their families. Thank you to Chairman Kim, our day together was historic!” In the joint statement following Tuesday’s talks, Kim agreed to the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula” -- a stock phrase favoured by Pyongyang that stopped short of long-standing US demands for North Korea to give up its atomic arsenal in a “verifiable” and “irreversible” way. The official KCNA news agency ran a glowing dispatch, describing the summit as an “epoch-making meeting” that would help foster “a radical switchover in the most hostile (North Korea)-US relations”. The report said the two men “gladly accepted” mutual invitations to visit each other’s countries. KCNA also asserted Trump had “expressed his intention” to lift sanctions against the North -- something the

US president had told a blockbuster press conference would happen “when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor”. “The sanctions right now remain,” he added. With the headline: “Meeting of the century opens new history in DPRK-US relations”, the North’s ruling Workers Party official daily Rodong Sinmun splashed no fewer than 33 pictures across four of its usual six pages. One of the pictures showed a smiling Kim shaking hands with Trump’s hawkish National Security Advisor John Bolton, who has previously advocated military action against the North, which in turn has referred to him as “human scum.” In Pyongyang, commuters crowded round the spread of images, for most of them the first they had seen of the summit. (afp)

Greeks divided on proposed Macedonia name deal

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In this file photo taken on February 04, 2018 people demonstrate to urge the government not to compromise in the festering name row with neighbouring Macedonia at the Syntagma Square in Athens.

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Reports said Kadyrov, who with Moscow’s support rules

Chechnya with an iron fist, personally picked up the Liverpool, striker at his team hotel in Grozny and drove him to training in front of 8,000 cheering fans.

ATHENS - Greeks were divided Wednesday on a proposed compromise deal to end a nearly threedecade name row with Macedonia, with critics calling it a “national defeat” while others pointed out that obstacles remain. The leaders of the two countries said Tuesday that they had reached a “historic” solution to resolve the dispute and call the northern nation the Republic of North Macedonia after months of intensive diplomacy. However both governments have faced criticism over the compromise, with the countries’ main

opposition parties saying they will not support it. Much of the criticism in Greece has focused on the government’s acceptance that the neighbouring country’s language and ethnicity will be called “Macedonian”. Greece has long objected to its northern neighbour being called Macedonia because it has its own northern province of the same name. “The acceptance of the Macedonian language and nationality is an unacceptable national retreat,” said main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

While the atmosphere remains muted in the larger of the 11 host cities such as St Petersburg, it is sure to intensify as an estimated one million fans from 32 participat-

ing nations pour into the country. President Vladimir Putin said in a televised address last week that he wanted the event, which has cost Russia $13 billion to host,

Apostolos Tzitzikostas, one of the three governors in the Greek province of Macedonia, echoed the sentiment, saying “this is not a solution, it’s a national defeat”. But others welcomed the solution, which Macedonia hopes will help clear the way for it to join the European Union and NATO. “A mutually beneficial deal creates a safe environment on our northern border. Greece needs this because of tension with Turkey,” said Vassiliki Georgiadou, a political scientist at Athens’ Panteion university, wrote in the Ta Nea newspaper. (afp)

to be “an unforgettable experience” for all involved. “We want this event to be a celebration, filled with passion and emotions,” he said. (afp)

JERUSALEM — A leader of Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization is visiting Israel this week, braving angry protests at home in order to spread what he calls a message of interfaith compassion.

Yahya Staquf, secretary general of the 60 million member Nahdlatul Ulama, is in Israel as a guest of the American Jewish Committee, a U.S. advocacy group holding a major conference in Jerusalem. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, and support for the Palestinians there is strong. Staquf’s presence has triggered angry reactions, as seen on Indonesian social media. But in an interview, Staquf said he remains committed to the visit and hopes the controversy can bring more attention to his message of tolerance. “Some people here are amazed by my decision to come, because they think it must be dangerous for this man to come, thinking that many, many Muslims must be threatening him with death or something,” Staquf told the Associated Press on Monday. Earlier this week, Staquf addressed the American Jewish Committee’s conference, appearing alongside a rabbi in his discussion. His schedule also includes meetings at Israel’s Hebrew University, and talks with local Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders as well. There were no meetings with Israeli politicians listed on his schedule. Staquf said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not the sole focus of his trip. Instead, he looks at interfaith cooperation as a basis for solving many conflicts, including in Myanmar, where 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution by the country’s security forces to Bangladesh. But Staquf remains aware of the “magnitude” of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “We are facing a civilizational problem here, and it is related to religions,” Staquf said. “As Muslims, we want to do our part related to our religion.” Staquf says he has identified portions of Islam that he considers problematic, including how Muslims interact with non-Muslims. He says there needs to be “a new discourse” to recognize that Muslims and non-Muslims are equal and should be able to coexist peacefully. “These elements are problematic because they are not compatible anymore with the current reality of our civilization,” he said. In Indonesia, Twitter and Facebook have been filled with negative comments about the visit. Many are upset about the situation in Gaza, where over 120 Palestinians have been killed during protests along the Israeli border over the past two months. Israel accuses Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers of using demonstrators as human shields while trying to carry out attacks and says it is defending its sovereign border and communities nearby.

A montage of Staquf’s photo, and the Israeli and NU flags, has gone viral online. It is captioned: “When Muslims are wounded by an Israeli attack, the NU representative goes to Israel. This visit is a form of recognition of the state of Israel, hurting the hearts of Muslims and Palestinians.” Taufiqulhadi, a member of parliament from the National Democratic Party, one of the parties in the government

coalition, said “the majority of Indonesians” do not want diplomatic relations with Israel. In a letter to Indonesia’s foreign minister that was published online, Staquf said the government could “deny” his actions if deemed harmful to state interests. “But if there is a ‘benefit,’ let’s follow it up to be a real advantage.”(ap)

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Yahya Staquf, secretary general of the 60 million member Nahdlatul Ulama poses for a photograph in overlooking Jerusalem, Monday, June 11, 2018. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, and support there for the Palestinians is strong. Staquf’s presence has triggered angry reactions in Indonesian social media.

Four priorities of Indonesia in UN Security Council BOGOR - President Joko Widodo stated that there were four Indonesian priorities to the UN Security Council`s fourth nonpermanent membership. “We want to strengthen the ecosystem of peace and stability in the world by

strengthening the culture of peaceful conflict resolution,” he noted in the statement at the Bogor Palace on Tuesday. Secondly, the head of state remarked that Indonesia wants to strengthen the synergy between the

regional organization and the UN Security Council. Thirdly, Indonesia wants to improve a comprehensive approach in dealing with transnational crime, including terrorism. “Also, we want to synergize efforts to create peace with the achieve-

ment of development agenda 2030,” he stated. The president also called on the foreign minister to prioritize the issue of Palestine. “The issue of Palestine will be Indonesia`s priority in the UN Security Council,” he added. Widodo also ordered the foreign

minister to prepare well in the next six months for Indonesia sitting in the UN Security Council, which would start on January 1, 2019. “This world`s trust is the responsibility that we have to properly engage,” he remarked. (ant)


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In test case for gig economy, UK court backs contractor

LONDON - A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor won a court ruling Wednesday giving him employment rights, in a closely watched case testing labor rules in the so-called gig economy. Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that Gary Smith, who worked for Pimlico Plumbers full-time for six years, was entitled to rights such as sick pay and minimum wage. Smith sought to reduce his hours following a heart attack, while the company argued he wasn’t

entitled to such protection because he was a self-employed contractor. His case will now return to an employment tribunal to sort out his unfair dismissal claim as a “worker.” The case lays bare the many problems that remain in the ongoing debate about independent contractors in the gig economy, where people work job-to-job with little security and few employment rights. Some companies have argued that the gig system provides lifestyle benefits for

people who want flexibility, but the arrangements also allow companies to avoid many expenses associated with hiring full-time employees. The timing of this case is interesting, said Sean Nesbitt, a partner at the international law firm of Taylor Wessing, which is not involved in the case. “It dovetails perfectly with an ongoing government review of employment law,” he said. “This will make it easier for the government to make informed legislative

change.” The ruling comes nearly a year after a major study by study by Matthew Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair, concluded that workers in the gig economy — from Uber drivers to delivery cyclists — need greater labor protections. The Taylor report concluded that a new category of worker, the “dependent contractor,” should be created to secure genuine flexibility for laborers. It also signaled a new norm among the workforce.(ap)

European Central Bank to weigh end to stimulus program

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank will on Thursday weigh when and how to end its bond-buying stimulus program — an exit that will have far-reaching consequences across the economy, from long-suffering savers to Europe’s indebted governments.

The bank, which sets monetary policy for the 19 countries that use the euro, has been buying 30 billion euros ($35.5 billion) a month in government and corporate bonds from banks. The purchases are slated to run at least through September, and longer if necessary. Analysts say that decisions on the exit path, which could include several intermediate steps, might come Thursday or at the July 26 meeting. Scenarios include reducing the purchases past September, and then stopping them at the end of the year. An end to the stimulus would be part of a major shift in the global economy. The ECB would be joining the U.S. Federal Reserve in withdrawing the massive monetary stimulus deployed to combat the Great Recession and its aftermath. The Fed is expected to raise rates at its meeting Wednesday. The ECB’s bond purchases, which started in March 2015, pump newly printed money into the economy, which in theory should help raise inflation toward the bank’s goal of just under 2 percent. Inflation was an annual 1.9 percent in May, but the bank needs to be able to say that inflation will stay in line with its target even after the stimulus is withdrawn. Market participants pricked up their ears last week when top ECB official Peter Praet said Thursday’s meeting would be an occasion to consider when to wind down the program. Praet supervises economics at the ECB as a member of its six-member executive board and in that capacity proposes

Denpasar develops ‘subak’ as new tourist attraction

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DENPASAR - The Denpasar city government, Bali Province, has continued to innovate in developing new tourist attractions, including by revolutionizing the concept of agricultural tourism in Subak Sembung and Subak Pakel, North Denpasar District.

monetary policy moves for debate and decision by the 25-member governing council. That gives his words extra weight. The impact of the ECB’s bond-buying stimulus has been felt across the economy. It has pushed up the prices of assets like stocks, bonds and real estate but also lowered returns for savers. It has helped keep borrowing costs low for European governments as the ECB purchases have driven bond prices up and yields down. Yields and prices move in opposite directions. For example, the Italian government, which is burdened with the second-highest debt load in the eurozone after Greece at 132 percent of gross domestic product, pays only 2.79 percent annually to borrow for 10

years. That’s less than the 2.96 percent yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys. The ECB meeting will be held in Riga, Latvia, as one of the ECB’s occasional road meetings away from its Frankfurt headquarters to underline its role as a pan-European institution. A bribery investigation is expected to keep the head of the host central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics, from attending the meeting and news conference with ECB President Mario Draghi. The ECB is continuing its slow progress toward withdrawing the stimulus despite turbulence in Italy, where the new populist government has questioned the spending and debt restrictions required of euro members. Concerns over Italian politics caused big

swings in the country’s financial markets for several days last month, before easing. Analysts Joerg Kraemer and Michael Schubert at Commerzbank said that the ECB may soon have to end its stimulus program anyway as it risks running out of bonds that are eligible for purchase. The ECB has limited itself to no more than one-third of any member country’s outstanding bonds to avoid becoming the dominant creditor of member states. With the purchases widely expected to be stopped at the end of this year, they said, attention would now turn to how long the bank would wait after the bond-purchase exit before starting to raise its interest rate benchmarks. (ap)

Head of the Tourism Development Section, Tourism Office of Denpasar City, Rose Sintha Dewi stated here on Wednesday that the local people are keen to develop Subak Pakel as a tourism attraction and is in line with the innovation conducted by the Denpasar city government to preserve “subak,” or the traditional irrigation system in Bali, to become an agricultural tourism attraction. “To support these

attractions, the local people have built a jogging track along 100 meters,” she added. To promote Subak Pakel among the local community, the Denpasar Tourism Office performed the traditional art performance of “Bondres Clekontong Mas” on Tuesday (June 12) at Wantilan Desa Pakraman Poh Gading. “Through the art performance of `Bondres Clekontong Mas,` it is hoped that the community would

quickly understand and know about the tourism attractions in Denpasar, such as subak,” she explained. She expressed hope that by making Subak Pakel a tourist attraction, the economy in Ubung Kaja Village and the surrounding areas would improve. Meanwhile, Head of Ubung Kaja Village, North Denpasar District, Wayan Mirta confirmed that all stakeholders in Ubung Kaja Village were keen to make

Subak Pakel a tourist attraction due to its wide land spanning 63 hectares. “That land is in demand by the developers for development. Hence, we are pondering over how to prevent the rice fields from not being exhausted. That is why the good idea of making it as a tourism attraction came up. Apart from improving the local residents` welfare, it can inculcate the value of ancestral culture in farming,” he explained. Moreover, Mirta plans to form an urban farmer group in order to optimally support Subak Pakel

as a tourist attraction. “We will create the concept of urban farming and will also design a tourist village there,” he noted. Furthermore, Mirta has created an adrenaline-inspired tour concept. Urban farming will also be improved to incorporate more varied activities. “The subak management of this method will increase the local revenue, and the local community`s land can become more valuable for them. Moreover, young farmers will be born and will create a new concept for the farmers similar to other regions,” he stated. (ant)

BNN arrests five hashish dealers in Bali “Geprek” is Now in J4 Hotel

DENPASAR - The National Anti Narcotics Agency (BNN) has arrested 5 men on charge of being members of drug syndicate selling marijuana in Bali. “The five - Sucipto Silalahi (21), Albertus Nova (29), Putra Yasa (21), Ade Romadhon (29) and Guruh Rakasiwi (26) are members of a syndicate the sending of marijuana from Me-

dan to Bali,” Bali BNN chief Brig. Gen. Putu Gede Suastawa said here on Tuesday. They used courier service sending the marijuana by air from Medan to Bali, Putu said. They were arrested separately as the syndicate sold marijuana on line in Denpasar, Putu said. Sucipto Silalahi was arrested on June 7, 2018 in Kuta, district

of Badung with 2.3 kg of the illicit drug. Interrogation of Sucipto led to the arrest of Albertus Nova and Putra Yasa at Jalan Ray Renon in Denpasar and the other two suspects. Altogether BNN confiscated 12 kilograms of marijuana from the suspects, Putu said. If found guilty, the suspects face a jail term of up to 12 years. (ant)

“Geprek” is a typical food of Yogyakarta city. Now this food is well known to many people. Food is famous for fried chicken meat then “Geprek” or pounded with sambal at the same time until the meat becomes flat. The spice mixture on this geprek chicken recipe provides extraordinary delicacy. It was also liked by

all circles. Although almost the same as other chicken recipes, but our chicken geprek recipe has its own characteristics. To give a different impression, this time we want to present with other side dishes such as duck, shrimp, fish and catfish with flour will make it “crunchy” and delicious. Yummm! (r)


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‘Help me!’: Grenfell survivor recounts night of fire

Merchants dump waste into forest behind Geopark art market BANGLI - The sustainability of Penelokan Nature Park right behind the Geopark Art Market is under threat. The forest overgrown with many large trees is now crammed with garbage at some points. Allegedly, the piling garbage is deliberately dumped by the merchants of the art market and village markets located in the forest area. As seen, the garbage consists of various types. They are mostly rotten fruits, vegetable remnants, bamboo baskets and plastic waste. The garbage is piled up beside the barrier fence between the village market and the forest area. Seeing from the large volume, the garbage disposal in the forest area has lasted long enough. Section Head of Conservation II of Bali Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), Sulistyo Widodo, when confirmed on Tuesday (Jun. 12) did not dismiss such condition. He said the waste is also discarded by merchants selling at Geopark Art Market. Actually, he had time to coordinate with the Bangli Industry and Trade Agency related to the piles of garbage in the forest area. Reprimands have been submitted for several times, both orally and in writing, not to throw garbage into the forest area, but the waste disposal still occurs. The presence of waste accumulating in the area, he added, is the responsibility of the Central Batur village. Management of the village market established in forest area is done by the local village. He explained the merchants selling in the forest area market originally sold at the Batur Volcano Museum. Due to the development of the museum, the merchants moved to Penelokan sidewalk. Later on, the merchants were transferred to village market located in the forest area. Utilization of the forest area for the market has been cooperated with BKSDA Bangli and Central Batur village, so the matters of sanitation become the responsibility of the local village. “Is the goodness of BKSDA not enough? The BKSDA has owned a commitment from the beginning, please use the space, but the sanitation becomes their responsibility,” he explained. Sulistyo said his agency will re-coordinate with the Central Batur village as the managing party of the village market related to the piles of garbage. Villagers will be reminded to jointly keep the village clean. “Since the management is handled by the village, the sanitation must be maintained. The waste problem should not be returned to BKSDA as we are not an institution handling waste issues,” he said. Meanwhile, headman of Central Batur, Made Sasmika, when asked for his confirmation separately said he had asked the sanitation officers to transport the piled garbage in the area. He acknowledged the piling garbage comes from the market merchants. “In essence, on behalf of Central Batur village we will soon clean up the garbage. Today, we are going to transport it as soon as possible,” he explained. In addition to transporting the garbage, his authority already issued a circular to all the merchants not to throw garbage into the forest area. (kmb40)

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LONDON - In the early hours of June 14, 2017, Kerry O’Hara, a sixth-floor resident in Grenfell Tower, an apartment block in west London, was preparing to go to bed when she smelled burning.

The agriculture and culture of Bali are slowly replaced by tourism.

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Farming less competitive

Where is Bali tourism’s contribution?

DENPASAR - Bali tourism is growing rapidly. Due to the progress of tourism, Bali is able to reduce the unemployment rate to 1.48 percent even the lowest in Indonesia. Similarly, Bali gradually becomes an advanced city with poverty rates falling to 4.14 percent in September 2017. But, is it true that tourism has made a real contribution to Bali and Balinese people? There is a maxim saying that ‘Bali is for tourism.’ Apparently it is true because the tagline ‘Tourism for Bali’ precisely occurs on the contrary namely Bali is for tourism. The agriculture and culture of Bali are slowly replaced by tourism. Farming experiences land conversion. Moreover, the local agricultural products of Bali are unable to compete, making Bali’s agriculture less competitive. Deputy Chairman I of Central Executive Board of the Indonesia General Manager Association (IHGMA), I Made Ramia Adnyana, said his organization has echoed the commitment to Bali’s agriculture and culture. “Commitment of tourism remains consistent to promote Bali’s agriculture and culture. It has been in accordance with the goal of sustainable tourism development,” he said Tuesday (Jun. 12). According to him, tourism is the only industry being capable of bringing Bali to its peak considering Bali does not have mining resources like other regions in Indonesia. With tourism, Bali has superior competitiveness and comparative advantage. Its commitment to Bali tourism is not just in the mouth. Contribution of tourism to Bali is very clear through multiplier effect. Economically, tourism contributes to regionally generated revenue (PAD), the absorption of labor and movement of people’s economy. They are indirect contribution to the people of Bali. Meanwhile, the direct contribution at least the local agricultural products of Indonesia, especially Bali, can be absorbed by tourism industry of 75-80 percent. “The opinion stating that contribution of

tourism especially to the implementation of zero local fruit implementation is less precise. All this time, Bali tourism industry always absorbs local fruit products. Indeed, there are some certain fruits brought in from the outside because they are not produced in Bali. However, from almost 47 kinds of local fruits, 29 fruits are absorbed by tourism industry, especially for breakfast, lunch and dinner and fruit basket at hotel. As long as the quality, quantity and continuity are maintained, local fruits remain to be absorbed by tourism industry,” he explained. All this time there are always misinterpretation and misunderstanding. Tourism is always blamed every time there is a land conversion. When the agriculture is unable to compete, tourism is always blamed on. Actually the sustainable tourism development has benefits and impacts commonly dubbed as triple bottom lines. It provides economic benefits as being able to preserve the culture as well as preserve the environment. Other than in tourism sector, Bali’s local agricultural products cannot compete. They are also inferior to products from Java or Sulawesi. It can be seen from the large supply of fruits, bananas and even young coconut leaves from Java and other regions. As seen at Anyar Sari fruit market on Tuesday (Jun. 12), most of the fruits are imported from outside Bali. Pineapple is brought in from Kediri, mangoes from Lombok and East Java, while oranges from Banyuwangi. Virtually all fruit stalls behind the block and north of Anyar Sari Market are selling fruits from outside Bali. Only kiosks in the south are selling local Balinese fruits such

as tangerine and sapodilla. Additionally, the merchants tend to sell fruits whose continuity can be maintained. Ahmad, a pineapple merchant, claimed to be only in charge of marketing pineapple from Kediri. He has a boss serving as a collector. If he manages to sell more pineapple, he will get a commission or bonus other than profits from the sales. Sometimes to maintain continuity, he also takes pineapple from Lampung. Meanwhile, a mango merchant, Wowok, admitted that his mangoes are from Lombok and East Java. Sometimes he also gets supplies from Singaraja if the stock is available. Both collectors supply their goods to Wowok as they also promise a commission if Wowok sells more. Chairman of the Indonesia Association of Horticulture Business (Aspehorti) of Bali, I Wayan Sugiarta, said that tourism circles both hotels and restaurants in principle require agricultural products not only in terms of quality but also continuity. This continuity cannot be maintained by farmers in Bali. Thus, when they are shortage of supplies, the agricultural commodities from outside Bali such as Java will come in. On that account, the use of local products by the tourism reaches 75 percent. Fruits merchants at Anyar Sari Market also claimed to need continuity. “Local farmers here cannot meet the continuity. When farmers have the products, the merchants will come to collect. Each merchant has its own supplying farmers. Merchants are also afraid of not having a farmer’s customers. Later there is no continuity of the products on sale. Farmers are also afraid of having no regular customers when over production and low prices occur,” he said. (kmb42)

The 53-year-old, who lived alone in the 24-storey block with her cat Rosie, heard a commotion outside, went to the window and quickly realised a massive fire had engulfed her building. “People were telling me to jump,” she told AFP, sipping tea at a residents’ support centre ahead of the first anniversary Thursday of the tragedy that killed 71 people. “The fire brigade officer told me to stay put. He said we’ll get to you eventually. “In the meantime I was just running back and forth screaming ‘help me’. I was just hysterical,” she recalled. Eventually fear forced O’Hara to defy the firefighter’s advice and flee the flat. She gathered a few belongings, distraught at the realisation she would have to leave Rosie behind. Her last memory of her home for nearly two decades: the cat seated on her sofa looking back up at her. O’Hara found the building’s

only stairwell already choked with dense smoke. “I had to feel my way around the hallway because it was so dark, smoky and all the way down the stairs I just kept shouting ‘help me!’” Once she made it to the second floor she was met by other residents and firefighters who led her out to safety. The London Fire Brigade’s policy of telling residents to “stay put” should have been abandoned within half an hour of the blaze’s outbreak, a recently-released report by a fire engineer found. Yet it remained in place for nearly two hours. O’Hara believes her decision to escape the burning building may have been the difference between life and death. “I was glad that I didn’t follow that advice and I just hate to think what would’ve happened if I’d stayed put. “I was scared and I just knew I had to get out. I didn’t want to die in there.” (afp)

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In this file photo taken on June 14, 2017 police man a security cordon as a huge fire engulfs the Grenfell Tower early June 14, 2017 in west London. In the early hours of June 14, 2017, Kerry O’Hara, a sixth-floor resident in Grenfell Tower, an apartment block in west London, was preparing to go to bed when she smelled burning.

Top Nicaragua civic group calls strike as anti-Ortega fury grows

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Costa Ricans demonstrate in San Jose, on June 12, 2018, in solidarity with the students arrested and killed in the recent protests against President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua.

MANAGUA - Nicaragua’s top civic alliance called Tuesday for a nationwide 24-hour strike to protest “extreme conditions” under President Daniel Ortega, who has yet to decide on reviving talks over the crisis that has left at least 148 dead. The day-long strike was set to begin Thursday at noon (1800 GMT) “in solidarity with the victims” of the two months of unrest, which has seen brutal clashes between anti-government activists and security forces loyal to Ortega. “This is a national and peaceful civil strike that covers the entire country and all economic activities, except those related to the preservation of life and the coverage of basic services for the population,” announced the National Alliance for Justice and Democracy, a key player in the now stalled crisis talks. The coalition also demanded an “immediate” decision from Ortega on the prospect of reviving nego-

tiations mediated by Nicaragua’s influential Catholic bishops. The country has not heard from its leftist leader since last week, when he met with top clergy members, who presented him with a plan to expedite the poll and institute electoral and constitutional reforms -- key activist demands. “Dialogue is the way to review the political system of Nicaragua from its root to achieve an authentic democracy and justice,” the civic alliance said. The announcement comes after the country underwent a sharp escalation in violence in recent days, as police and pro-government paramilitaries attacked activists wielding slingshots and homemade mortars in an attempt to trample the uprising against Ortega. The din of rifle blasts and mortar explosions echoed overnight and into the morning throughout the streets of Managua, even after government security forces forcefully cleared the barricades. (afp)


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With the rise of legal weed, drug education moves from ‘don’t’ to ‘delay’

LOS ANGELES - California legalized marijuana in 2016, and this past New Year’s Eve eager customers lined up in the darkness outside medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, ready to start shopping at the stroke of midnight.

The effect has gone beyond the cannabis cash register. Everyone has seen the ads or heard the chatter — and that includes minors, though marijuana remains illegal for those under 21. “Coming out of SFO [San Francisco] airport, there are billboards for Eaze [a weed delivery service] that say ‘Marijuana is here,’” said Danielle Ramo, a psychologist who conducts research at University of California-San Francisco on adolescent drug use. “I’m not sure parents were expecting to see so many images of cannabis all over.” The rollout of legal recreational marijuana in California and other states doesn’t appear to have led to any big changes in substance abuse prevention yet. But drug prevention education in schools has evolved significantly since the “Just Say No” days of the ’80s — and now typically takes an approach that’s more appropriate for the era of ubiquitous weed access. It’s one that emphasizes decision-making and critical thinking skills instead of abstinence. One approach is the Being Adept curriculum — an evidence-based course of study that has been used in about 20 schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. It, and other drug abuse education today, draws on decades of rigorous effectiveness research and the newest teaching techniques. The PSAs that Gen-Xers may remember — the egg in a frying pan (“This is your brain on drugs“), or the boy calling out his dad’s drug use (“I learned it by watching you!“) — live on as memes but are no longer used in information campaigns. “Those scare-tactic-based programs have tended to quite clearly not work, based on most of the research that evaluated

its effectiveness,” Ramo said. “Today, there is an entirely different mindset about school-based prevention.” In a nutshell, the focus now is on facts, not fear. Also conspicuously absent are simplistic dictates like “Just say no.” Instead, teachers spur students to examine data, speculate on motives, discuss risks and deliberate on their own goals and values. Ashley Brady, a Being Adept instructor, was completely open about her method when she stood in front of the eighthgraders at Marin Primary and Middle School, a private school in Larkspur. “I’m not here to tell you what to do today. Not at all,” she began. “I’m here to give you the most up-to-date information possible so that you can make your own healthy, informed decisions.” Brady then jump-started a fast-paced, fact-filled discussion on brain chemistry and physiology. She showed an animated video about how marijuana affects dopamine pathways in the brain. Then she led a discussion about marijuana “edibles” and how the liver metabolizes them. “It can take up to 30 minutes to maybe even an hour or two before it really hits you,” she said. “When somebody eats an edible and they don’t really feel the effects, what do you think happens?” “They eat more!” a student called out. “They eat more,” Brady nodded. “Yeah, an hour, an hour and a half later? Boom! Like a freight train, they’ve been hit, and, you know, can barely move or can barely talk, that kind of thing. So they may have to go to the hospital.” True, that sounds a little scary, but it’s presented neutrally, as a consequence at the end of a sequence of decisions. Where the legalization of the marijuana industry has affected the content of these lessons is on the subject of potency. Brady told the students that legalization has spurred competition and innovation among suppliers, to the point where they’re now churning out extremely potent and precisely calibrated forms of pot called “concentrates,” which

comes in various forms. Brady ran through their names: oil, bubble, shatter, wax and dabs. “They call it a ‘dab’ because one tiny little nail head [of it] — I mean I’m talking like the end of my pinky — one tiny, little nail head is the same as three joints hitting the system all at once,” she said. “So it’s a lot stronger than it used to be.” Tests of THC levels in marijuana samples over the years back this up. Whereas a typical joint in the ’70s probably had a THC level of 4 to 5 percent, at best, growers are now breeding strains of cannabis that produce buds with THC levels as high as 20 to 30 percent. The concentrates are in another category altogether. Processed concentrates sold at dispensaries now regularly test at 80, even 90 percent. “It’s not the same drug,” Brady told the students. People sometimes vomit from concentrates. Some people hallucinate and have even become psychotic. And yes, she added, it can be addictive. Not just psychologically, but physically. People do go into THC withdrawal and do go to rehab for pot addiction. Still, as she described the transformation of marijuana from a relatively mild intoxicant to a potentially debilitating one, Brady never once said “that’s why you shouldn’t” or even “so please be careful.” Afterward, the students applauded this approach. “It made you feel more mature, and that you’re in control,” said Devon Soofer, 13. “This [class] was actually telling you the long-term effects and what it can actually do to you. So it actually made you feel like, ‘Wow, this is actually really bad,’ and not just being forced not to do it.” Subsequent units in the Being Adept curriculum give students concrete tools: They rehearse what to do or say at parties, and talk about better ways to cope than using cannabis — or any substance. Ramo, who serves as a scientific adviser to Being Adept, decried “the overwhelming stress, anxiety, depression, suicidality that is so pervasive among teens in the United States today, especially in high-intensity educational areas, like a lot of schools in the Bay Area are.” “Addressing that problem is key,” she added, as is “having teens come up with solutions to manage their stress, that they actually would use.”

‘DELAY, DELAY, DELAY’

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Marijuana buds in jars are pictured at Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group dispensary in West Hollywood, California.

So if drug educators aren’t telling students “Don’t!” anymore, what are they telling them to do? Overtly, they’re not demanding teens do anything, because teens are naturally resistant to the authoritarian approach — and some of them may resist to the point of doing the opposite. Jennifer Grellman, a psychotherapist in Kentfield, Calif., and the founder of Being Adept, summed up the strategy in three words: “Delay, delay, delay.” “The way to handle that with your kids is to say: ‘You know, you don’t have to use this now. Maybe you want to use it someday, but not today, not now. It will always be there.’ Just tell them to wait.” Grellman said that advice may be more palatable for some teens, and therefore easier for parents to deliver. They’re not forbidding something (and possibly making it more enticing). They’re not saying “never.” The instructors put a special emphasis on a less visible risk: the potential damage to their brains. “More research is coming out looking at the ways in which all different kinds of substances can hijack normal brain functioning, and particularly so in adolescence,” Ramo explained. (net)

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Long holiday of Eid al Fitr

Domestic visit to Ulundanu predicted to rise by 100 percent

TABANAN - Long holiday in the series of the Eid al Fitr is predicted to increase domestic tourist visits to Ulundanu Beratan up to 100 percent compared to normal days. This increase estimation was revealed by Operations Manager of Ulundanu Beratan, I Wayan Mustika, in accordance with previous year’s experience. He continued, the current increase in tourist visit have begun to be seen. Tourist visit to the object shows an increase of 10.55 percent. “The trend of increasing visits has started to be seen in May 2018 which rose 10.55 percent compared to the previous month of the same year,” said Mustika. Furthermore, the increase in domestic tourist visits probably

Visitors at marine tourism and water sports in Tanjung Benoa.

starts on day 3 before holiday and will continue to increase and the peak happens on day 10 after holiday. This prediction is based on the experience of last year’s Eid al Fitr holiday where the increase in domestic tourist visit reached 100 percent more. “On the Eid al Fitr holiday of last year, domestic tourist visits rose from 2,000 persons per day to 4,000 per day,” he said. Meanwhile, foreign tourists are predicted not to experience a significant increase and remains in the figure of 900 people up to 1,000 people per day. To anticipate the increase in the visit, the management of Ulundanu Beratan has taken anticipatory steps, one of them is with the expansion of parking lot. (kmb24)

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Eid holiday, tourist visit to Tanjung Benoa rises

MANGUPURA - In this Eid al Fitr holiday 2018, visitors of marine tourism or water sports in Tanjung Benoa area experienced an increase. This condition started to be visible from Sunday (Jun. 10) or day 5 before holiday, especially for domestic tourists. Chairman of the Association of Maritime Tourism Entrepreneurs (Gahawisri) of Badung, Nyoman Wana Putra, when asked for his confirmation on Monday (Jun. 11), said though many people are going home to their hometown, some also choose to travel. One of them is visiting Tanjung Benoa area. He said the increase happens to domestic tourists to Tanjung Benoa with an increase of 15 percent. He predicted the incoming visitors possibly are not fasting. He said that domestic visit today is dominated by

tourists from Surabaya, Jakarta, and Bandung. Meanwhile, foreign tourists are still dominated by Chinese. Currently, the average daily visit reaches 400 people. Moreover, on a typical day, visitors to taking marine tourism at Tanjung Benoa only reach about 300 people. When compared to previous years, on day 5 before holiday, the number of visitors was high. “We predict the visit will increase until day 5 after the holiday,” he said. He complained about the obstacle faced for many years namely limited parking area. Moreover, most tourists coming to Tanjung Benoa are groups using large vehicles such as buses. In addition, the access to Tanjung Benoa tourist attraction is very narrow. To that end, he hoped to immediately realize the existence of alternative road to make tourists feel at home to Tanjung Benoa. (kmb23)

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Long holiday in the series of the Eid al Fitr is predicted to increase domestic tourist visits to Ulundanu Beratan.


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Secure traffic near tourist attractions

Badung Transportation deploys dozens of personnel MANGUPURA - The Badung Transportation Agency is regulating traffic as throngs of people return to Java for the holidays through Mengwi tTerminal as well as near many tourist attractions. Hundreds of personnel have been deployed for the Eid el Fitr 1439 Hijri celebrations. Head of the Badung Transportation Agency, A.A. Ngurah Rai Yuda Darma, explained that there is a surge in traffic around tourist attractions over the Eid holidays, so traffic management is needed in order to avoid serious congestion. “As we saw last year during the Eid holidays, Kuta becomes a popular tourist destination with many domestic tourists coming to Bali in private vehicles”, said A.A. Yuda Darma, on Tuesday (Jun. 12). The Badung Transportation Agency has therefore deployed 115 personnel from the from Road Transport Traffic Office of South Badung and 55 officers from North Badung to manage traffic near the Mengwi Terminal. “The surge in traffic during the holidays requires more intensive traffic handling”, he said, “We are cooperating with the the Badung Police to manage traffic. Our personnel have been assigned to guard security command posts and provide security for the traffic headed for Java”, he said. Head of the Land Transportation Management Agency (BPTD) for Region XII of Bali-NTB, Agung Hartono, said domestic tourists have started srtriving to Bali to enjoy the Eid al Fitr holidays, as seen by the number of vehicles in Gilimanuk Harbour with non-Balinese license plates.”This is bound to cause traffic congestion in Badung”, he said. (kmb27)

Eid holidays, room rates soar

SEMARAPURA - As the Eid holiday approaches, Nusa Penida, Klungkung as seen a surge in the number of visitors causing the price of accommodations to spike. Secretary of the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Indonesia (PHRI) of Klungkung, I Wayan Sukadana, on Tuesday (Jun. 12) that as of early June there has been an increase of visitors to his native Nusa Penida with people crossing over from Sanur, Denpasar, Kusamba and Dawan. “This is due to the Eid holidays. Hotel occupancy rates are very high right now”, he said. Prices for rooms on the island he said have gone up 10 to 20 percent as demand increases. “It is the law of economics, there is a high demand and the supply remains the same so prices are bound to go up”, he said. Higher occupancy rates are expected to continue until late August as more foreign tourists arrive. By September the number of visitors usually decreases and room rates follow, explained Sukadana is who is also Director of the Nusa Kerta Kosala Regional Company (PDNKK) of Klungkung. Head of the Klungkung Tourism Office, I Nengah Sukasta, also acknowledged that there has been an increase in the number of visitors to Nusa Penida. Tourist attraction managers have been asked to intensify security measures to prevent tourists getting into accidents like the incident a few days ago. “We have asked tourism managers to step up security and also we ask tourists to always be accompanied by a local guide rather than guides from elsewhere”, he said. Sukaasta added that the recent rise in the number of tourist visits is expected to help reach the target of having 478,169 visitors this year. This is up from the target of 333,000 for 2017 when there were in fact 423,726 visitors to Nusa Penida”, he said. (kmb45)

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efforts to accelerate hotel occupancy and length of stay MANGUPURA - To boost room occupancy rates of hotels in Nusa Dua , the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) who manage the area conitue to promote Nusa Dua through events like the Nusa Dua Light Festival (NDLF) 2018 that is themed Underwater Light: Water, Fire, & Dance, that will take place from June 11 through July 15, 2018 on the Peninsula Island of Nusa Dua.

Managing Director of the Nusa Dua – ITDC, I Wayan Karioka, said that this event seeks to not only increase occupancy rates but also legths of stay and the number of visitors who come to and know about Nusa Dua. ”We hope more people will come to know Nusa Dua through this event”, said Karioka during the opening of the NDLF 2018, on Monday (Jun. 11). The aim, he said to have 2,500-3,00 visitors a day to the festival for a total of 90,000-100,000 visitors over the course of the month. It is hoped that 10-20 percent of visitors to Nusa Dua at this

time will extend their stay. Current hotel occupandy rates in Nusa Dua are at about 75-80 percent with the average length of stay being 3.2-3.3 days. “With events like the NDLF we hope that occupancy rates and average length of stays will increase”, he said. There has already been a 10 percent increase in the occupancy rate this year compared to last year so there is a lot of hope that this event will be beneficial to troisim in Nusa Uda and the rest of Bali too. “This is one of the efforts we are making to stimulate tourism so that we achieve the target of 20 million visitors by 2019. We can’t just sit quite and hope for the best, we need to try different things”, concluded Karioka. The NDLF is open for visitors from 16:00 to 20:00 every day. In addition to thousands of lanterns, the NDLF 2018’s main attraction is the Spectacular Dancing Fountain, a 20x20 meter dancing fountain attraction accompanied with songs. In this event, the ITDC also collaborated with the buffer villages around Nusa Dua to showcase their culture. (kmb23)

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Ketupat Lebaran at The ONE Legian Hotel

This week from 14 until 20 June 2018 at 6PM until 10PM, The ONE Legian Hotel invites you to celebrate and cerish a moment of Eid Al-Fitr with special menu “Ketupat Lebaran” as your choice at The DECK Restaurant & Bar. Priced at IDR 50K, choose whether you want enjoy Tongseng Kambing, Opor Ayam, Gulai Ikan, Rendang Daging, or Kare Ayam. Located on the ground floor of The ONE Legian, The DECK Restaurant & Bar is ideal for dinner with an array of Western and Indonesian selections from the menu. The ONE Legian Hotel Provides 301 Modern And Fully Air-Conditioned Rooms With Minimalist Design That Deliver Exceptional Comfort To Guests. Thanks To A Fantastic Location In The Heart Of The “Happening Area”, This Modern 4-Star Hotel In Legian, Bali Is A Perfect Choice For Leisure Travellers Seeking Unforgettable Fun-Packed Bali Experiences. The Friendly And Efficient Team A Tour Leading Lifestyle Hotel In Legian, Kuta Provide The

June 14 8PM-11:30PM Open Mic Share your Art Bali Bohemia Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Nyuh Kunung Ubud 6:30PM-8:30PM OUtpost Toastmasters Jalan Raya Buyh Kuning Ubud 4PM-5:30PM Ubud Drum Class at Satyagraha Ashram Nyuh Bojog, Ubud 10PM-3AM Delicioso Thursday! La Favela Bali Jalan Laksamana Oberoi 177x Seminya Denpasar 6PM-9PM Sacred Cacao Ceremony and GOng healing Pyramids of CHi Banajar Bentuyung Ubud The press confrence of the Nusa Dua Light Festival

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WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump hit back at Robert De Niro on Tuesday after the Oscarwinning actor used an expletive to condemn him at the Tony Awards.

NEW YORK - Paul Marciano, co-founder of the Guess fashion brand, resigned Tuesday in the wake of an investigation into sexual assault claims. Marciano “exercised poor judgment in his communications with models and photographers and in placing himself in situations in which plausible allegations of improper conduct could, and did, arise,” Guess said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. He has resigned effective immediately from his post as executive chairman but will remain the company’s chief creative officer and receive his salary until January 30 “to effect a smooth transfer of responsibilities,” the filing said. His salary was forfeited from February 20 to June 11. The decision came after a unanimous vote by the board, from which Marciano and his brother Maurice recused themselves. The brothers co-founded the brand in 1981. Two independent investigators looked into allegations of “inappropriate comments and texts, and unwanted advances including kissing and groping,” Guess said. It said they interviewed more than 40 people and reviewed some 1.5 million pages of documents. “Many of the allegations could not be corroborated,” the filing added. Guess and Marciano settled claims with five of the complainants for a total of $500,000. “We are pleased at today’s news... and yet, much more remains to be done if Guess truly wants to be a brand that stands for respect for women,” said lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represented four of the alleged victims. (afp)

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People attend the official opening ceremony of the FIFA Fan Fest in Moscow, near the main building of the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in Moscow, on June 10, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

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In this file photo taken on October 18, 2004, Model Paris Hilton poses with fashion designer Paul Marciano at the launch of Marciano hosted by Vanity Fair on October 19, 2004 at Dolce in Hollywood, California.

Robert De Niro speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City.

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“Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to many shots to the head by real boxers in movies,” Trump tweeted. “I watched him last night and truly believe he may be ‘punch-drunk.’” De Niro, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of boxer Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film “Raging Bull,” got a standing ovation at the Tony Awards on Sunday with his denunciation of Trump. “I’m going to say one thing -- fuck Trump!” De Niro said, pumping his fists in the air. “It’s no longer ‘down with Trump’, it’s ‘fuck Trump!’” he told the crowd at New York’s Radio City Music H a l l honoring the best performances on Broadway. The CBS television network, which was broadcasting the event live but with a delay of a few seconds, bleeped out De Niro’s expletive. Trump defended himself against De Niro’s attack by praising the economy under his watch. “I guess (De Niro) doesn’t realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country,” the president said. “Wake up Punchy!” De Niro has attacked Trump on previous occasions, describing him in 2016 as “blatantly stupid,” “totally nuts” and an “idiot.” (afp)

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World Cup fever is finally taking hold in Russia, where wild enthusiasm in provincial centres such as chilly Kazan is filtering through to Moscow ahead of Thursday’s opening match in the capital. While curious locals have clamoured to see the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar, it has proved a slow build-up to the June 14-July 15 showpiece, which is being held in Russia for the first time. The tournament opener featuring Russia and Saudi Arabia at the imposing 80,000-capacity Luzhniki stadium has so far failed to capture the imagination of Muscovites, although they have warmly welcomed foreign fans. Groups of South American supporters with drums and whistles took to the streets around Red Square this week, posing for pictures with shoppers. In response, a small knot of local fans gathered, waving flags and good-naturedly chanting “Russia, Russia”. But it has been outside

the capital where enthusiasm for the beautiful game has really taken hold. Australia were pleasantly surprised Monday when a crowd of 3,200 turned up to see Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk put the Socceroos through their paces in Kazan, a twohour flight east of Moscow. A public holiday gave fans the opportunity to show their support at Australia’s state-of-the-art training complex in the capital of the semiautonomous Republic of Tatarstan. “It was good to see all the fans from Kazan come out and support

us, we didn’t really expect it,” said Australia defender Josh Risdon, who postponed his honeymoon following his selection to the Socceroos’ squad. “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Go, Go, Go,” screamed sections of the crowd, many waving yellow and green Australia flags handed out by organisers. Defender Josh Risdon appreciated the backing ahead of Australia’s Group C campaign against Euro 2016 finalists France at the Kazan Arena on Saturday. “It was good to see all the fans from Kazan come out and support us, we didn’t really

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expect it,” said the player, who postponed his honeymoon following his selection to the Socceroos’ squad.

- Brazil pulling power In the Black Sea resort city of Sochi about 5,000 people turned out to watch the Brazilian squad train, chanting the name of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar. Croatia had barely touched down in Russia before they launched a charm offensive that won over supporters

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at Roshchino outside Saint Petersburg. Hours after arriving they staged a training session where free footballs, scarves and flags were launched into the stands. Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric also exchanged passes with delighted youngsters. The build up has not been without controversy, with Egypt’s Mohamed Salah attracting critical headlines in Britain after posing for a photograph with Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov. Continued to page 6

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