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Friday, September 14, 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow named best dressed woman by People magazine

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Bayern winger Robben doubtful for Mainz Page 8

LOS ANGELES - Actress Gwyneth Paltrow was named the “World’s Best Dressed Woman” of 2012 by People magazine on Wednesday, wowing the celebrity magazine with a simple elegant style that avoids some of fashion’s quirkier trends. The Oscar-winning actress, 39, and wife of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, headed a list of the year’s style mavens that included Prince William’s wife Kate, R&B star Rihanna, and the Kardashian family of TV reality show fame. erspoon (best pregnancy) also made the top 10, along with Australian model Miranda Kerr. Among men, honors went to actors Andrew Garfield, Brad Pitt, Colin Firth, Robert Pattinson, Chris and Liam Hemsworth and singer Jay-Z. People also looked back at some of the fashion faux pas of 2012. The magazine recalled an orange lace dress worn with prominent black underwear by pop singer Fergie, and a floral floor-length dress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker that fashion blogger Heather Cocks said made the “Sex and the City” actress look like a cast member of polygamy TV reality show “Sister Wives.”

DENPASAR - European crisis has now been expanding to countries in Asia. Even, China as an economic super power currently holding the US bonds amounting to USD 1.1 billion is at risk of facing default or restructuring. This condition is also ascertained to suppress the economy of Indonesia, including Bali.

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow poses at the gala presentation for the film “Thanks For Sharing” at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival September 8, 2012.

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Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, gives prices of the iPhone 5 during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

Apple’s iPhone 5 bigger, faster but lacks “wow”

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ISTANBUL — Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has arrived in Turkey to visit Syrian refugees in her role as special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency. Turkey’s Anadolu news agency says Jolie and UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres are expected to visit refugee camps along the border between Turkey and Syria on Thursday. Reports say Jolie will later travel to Ankara, the Turkish capital, for talks with officials who are handling the humanitarian crisis. Turkey hosts about 80,000 Syrians who have fled the 18-month conflict in their country. Earlier this week, Jolie and Guterres visited Syrian refugees in Jordan, which is also sheltering those who have fled the civil war in neighboring Syria. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) special envoy Angelina Jolie, gestures as she leaves the government palace, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

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Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey

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European crisis expands to Asia

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People said the list was compiled after soliciting input from the celebrity magazine’s 42 million readers, its editors and fashion bloggers. While Oscar-winner Paltrow won the best dressed title, fashion icon Kate Middleton - formally known as the Duchess of Cambridge - was named the woman with the best classic style. Paltrow’s stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, told People that the actress was not a slave to trends. “She doesn’t do fringe. She has a uniform. It’s simple, not overdone,” Saltzman said. Emma Stone, the 23-year-old star of “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Help,” was chosen as having the best red carpet style, while singer Rihanna was praised for taking the most risks in her fashion choices. Actresses Jessica Alba (best jeans), Jennifer Lawrence (best under 25s), and Reese With-

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SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc’s new iPhone goes on sale on Friday with a bigger screen and 4G wireless technology, as the company seeks to safeguard its edge over rivals like Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Google Inc. The iPhone 5 fulfilled many of the expectations laid out by gadget geeks and technology analysts ahead of its Wednesday unveiling but offered few surprises to give Apple shares -- already near record highs -- another major kick. “There is not a wow factor because everything you saw today is evolutionary. I do think they did enough to satisfy,” said Michael Yoshikami, chief executive of wealth management

company Destination Wealth Management. Other industry analysts speculated about what else was in Apple’s product pipeline ahead of the crucial yearend holiday season, especially since the company stayed mum about an oft-rumored TV device or a smaller iPad. The consumer electronics giant that in 2010 popularized tablet computing with the iPad has given no hints on whether it plans a smaller version to match cheaper tablets from the likes of Google or Amazon.com Inc. “We would really like to see the iPad Mini in the product offering for the all-important holiday quarter. They still have time,” said Channing Smith, co-manager of the Capital Advisors Growth Fund. “As soon as we see that,

we will have more conviction about the stock heading into the final quarter.” Apple shares ended the day up 1.4 percent at $669.79. The latest iPhone comes as Apple faces competition beyond current key competitors Samsung and Google. Late entrant Microsoft Corp is now trying to push its Windows Phone 8 operating system as an alternative to Apple and Android, the most-used smartphone operating system in the world. Analysts have forecast sales of 10 million to 12 million of the new iPhones in this month alone. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook kicked off the event in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center but it was marketing chief Phil Schiller who introduced the iPhone 5 and took the audience through the new phone’s features. Continued on page 6

It was revealed by a banking and SMEs observer from Bali, I Gusti Viraguna Bagoes Oka when asked for his confirmation on Wednesday (Sep 13). Viraguna assessed the recent economic growth of Bali was quite prominent in the field of property and construction of a bridge spending a large amount of fund. Not to mention the expansion of the Ngurah Rai Airport worth over IDR 3 trillion funded through the state budget was merely in conjunction with the implementation of APEC. It was a non-bankable speculative condition. “In the short-term, the economy of Bali in the context of growth and broad sense will continue to grow. It is supported by the coming of unstoppable foreign investment coupled with the invasion of franchise businesses of the United States and other countries to Indonesia,” he said. He said based on the notes of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) 2012, the number of franchisors coming to Indonesia would reach over 100 companies. This condition would also trigger the growth of national economy, including Bali. “Nevertheless, the economic growth without being accompanied with the economic stability will result in the widening poverty gap and decreasing purchasing power,” he said. According to him, the restricted natural resources of Indonesia inefficiently and improperly managed by the government could likely threaten the distribution or domestic needs. The situation was feared to affect the condition or would cause a pressure on the economy and banking sector in Bali. Similar opinion was also expressed by Branch Manager of QNB Kesawan Denpasar, I Ketut Sirta. So far, the economic and banking condition in Bali remained very positive. European crisis was predicted to affect the economy and banking sector of Bali. “However, the impact caused will be very small. By all means, the impact incurred is the slowing down of export sector of Bali,” he said. (kmb27)


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Friday, September 14, 2012

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Dry season, mushrooms production decrease 85% Semarapura (Bali Post) –

The dried dam is seen in Telaga Tunjung, Tabanan

As dry season, Telaga Tunjung dam starts drying up

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Tabanan (Bali Post)—

Apparently, the drought engulfing the rice fields in Tabanan will last longer. Moreover, the water supply from the dam runs thin. Due to current drought, condition of the Telaga Tunjung dam located at Timpag, Kerambitan is getting more apprehensive. Its water discharge decreases sharply. Even, some areas of the dam look to have dried out.

As observation of Bali Post to location on Wednesday (Sep12), condition of the dam water was quite alarming. Indicator of the water discharge showed the point far below 200 cm. More disturbingly, a number of dam surfaces began cracking due to the drought. The stones sinking all this time had been visible. The condition indicated the sharp subsidence of the dam water. Due to the drought, some tourist boats and rescue speed boats also ran aground on the edge of the dam. Headman of Timpag, Gusti Sukawahana, said the decline in the dam water discharge had been going on since a few weeks. However, the decrease could not be ensured. “It happened due to the factor of nature. Since it never rained, the dam water surely receded,” he said on Wednesday. Receding of the dam water was a normal phenomenon during the dry season. The drought engulfing the dam was most complained by farmers. Deputy Secretary of the Association of Indonesian Farmers (HKTI) of Tabanan, Gusti Subagia, claimed to receive a lot of complaints from farmers related to the water

crisis. “Two weeks ago, I checked the water condition at the Telaga Tunjung dam. It was indeed alarming,” he said via telephone. According to this farmer figure from Kerambitan, the water at Telaga Tunjung dam was no longer like a dam, but like ordinary river water because the height of water continued to decline sharply. This condition was estimated to have been going on since 1.5 months ago. He explained the dam initiated in the era of President Megawati was meant to irrigate the paddy field in the area of Subak Tangguntiti and around Megati village. In the whole, the area was estimated to reach 1,000 hectares. Due to the drought, farmers were forced to stop their rice cultivation because the water supply totally stopped. “After the dam was constructed, the water supply frequently trickles, let alone the dam water continues to dry up,” he complained again. Representing the farmers, he hoped it would rain immediately. Therefore, the water supply to rice field could run normally and begin the planting activities. Other than being complained by

farmers, the receding water at Telaga Tunjung dam was also complained by anglers like Ketut Sukadana, 45, from Tengkudak, Penebel. As the water receded, their fish catches declined as well. “I’ve been fishing from the morning, but I can only get 10 fish,” he complained. Typically, only within a few hours, he was able to catch up to two kilograms. Due to declining catches, the number of anglers diminished, too. The man doubling as a farmer estimated the receding dam water reached more than three meters. Such estimation was based on water traces on the stone surface. Now, the distance of water traces to the dam surface was about four meters. “The dam water has continued to decline within the past few weeks,” he said. According to Sukadana, he could angle to the dam for up to three times. Similar opinion was disclosed by another angler, Ketut Pegeh, 50, from Jegu, Penebel. Though having angled for hours, his catch was only a few. By and large, the fish caught were like Javanese carp and other freshwater fish. (kmb30)

The dry season not only cause people difficult to get clean water but also affected the oyster mushrooms production by Hambali a Kusamba Village, Dawan, Klungkung resident. Hambali stated the production went down 85 percent as the long dry season caused the seedlings won’t grow and develop as it needs a damp condition to grow it. In normal days, for a thousand log (package) it would produce 10-12 kg of mushrooms per day where it would be sold to retailers IDR 15,00016,000 and retailers would resell it IDR 20,00025,000 yet due to the dry season it only produced 1.5-3 kg per day despite the high demand. To balance the situation, Hambali admitted to have ordered oyster mushrooms from other businesses outside Klungkung such as at Karangasem and Bangli yet it is still not enough. Hambali added the normal seedlings would be able to produce in four months. At this kind of weather, manual damping is only the one thing can be doen where he would pouring water two times, morning and afternoon also spraying water so his business won’t close done. (kmb31)

Klungkung Market prone to fire Semarapura (Bali Post) –

Post the burning Kidul Market in Bangli, a number of Klungkung Market sellers worried if the place where they find their income is any safe from fire risks. Connecting to that, Klungkung Cooperative, Small Business, Industrial and Trade Agency Head, Nengah Becik, last Wednesday (12/9) directed a team to check the electricity installation also giving guidance to sellers. Becik admitted Klungkung Market is sensitive to fire so many of it sparked during the dry season. For that anticipations needed to be done including giving letters for warning in Klungkung and Galiran Market which it states to be careful working with fire such as stoves also to place offering with incense far from flammable items such as electricity cables. Besides that they were asked to supervise where their electricity cables placement are. “All has to be checked so nothing fatale happens later on,” Becik stated. From all these anticipations that can be done, a gas hydrant is never placed here so it is much needed. Meanwhile from what’s seen in the market, cables are not placed well where it could cause any short circuit any time. With that sellers agreed to have their cables checked and if there are those placed unwell it may be fixed. (kmb31)

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Friday, September 14, 2012

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Miss Hard Rock Bali 2012

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KUTA - An interesting event was held by Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Friday (Aug 31). Beautiful women appeared to hypnotize guests who were enjoying their drinks. Those contestants moved lively over the counter while tourists enjoyed distinctive drinks of the hotel. In short jean pants and shirt above the navel, they walked while showing off their sweet and tempting smile. Of course, the presence of those women on the Center Stage was welcomed cheerfully. The presence of those talented women was not just entertaining guests, but they were also competing to win the title of Miss Hard Rock Bali 2012. Seven participants took part in the first contest. Material of the contest was not only the capability to show off stylishness, but also talent, appearance, beauty, intelligence and smartness. “Now, most participants are from Bali, whereas we also open the opportunity for those from outside Bali,” said Cynthia Carissa, Marketing Communications Coordinator of Hard Rock Hotel Bali. Selection of Miss Hard Rock Bali 2012, said Cynthia, was divided into two phases. Firstly, Heat Selection was held @ Centerstage on August 31, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. local timeonwards, while the second Heat Selection @ Centerstage was on September 7, 2012 at 9:00 p.m.-onwards. For finalist of Foam Party @ Sand Island would be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. - onwards. Meanwhile, the Final Round: @ Centerstage would be held on Friday, September 21 2012, at 9:00 p.m.-onwards.

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One of the participants of the Miss Hard Rock Bali 2012 showed off her style and talent before the jury panel and was witnessed by hundreds of in-house guests.

Calendar Event for September 1 through October 17, 2012 1 Sep Saniscara Pon Dunggulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung 2 Sep Redite Wage Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekarmukti-Balubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi-Badung 3 Sep Soma Keliwon Kuningan Pura Dasar Gelgel-Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah/Selemadeg-Tabanan Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin-Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuhan-Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan. 8 Sep Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan Pura Taman Pule Mas-Ubud Pura Ularan Takmung-Klungkung Pura Bukitjati Gulingan-Kawan Bangli Pura Dalem Tegehe Pura Dalem Tahak Pura Dalem Batuaji Pura Dalem Tegaljaya-Batubulan Pura Jenengan Maspahit Cemenggaon-Sukawati Pura Dalem Guwang-Sukawati Pura Sadha Kapal Pura Sakenan Sakenan Serangan Pura Pekendungan Kediri-Tabanan Pura Pasek Gaduh Grokgak Gede Tabanan Pura Dalem Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Dalem Purnajati Tanjung Puri Tanjung Periuk Jakarta Pura Dalem Tenggaling Guliang-Bangli Mr. Dukuh Tetek Peguyangan-Denpasar Pura Agung Blambangan Banyuwangi Pura Dalem Agung Sri Nararya Kresna Kepakisan Gelgel -Klungkung Desa Adat Munggu (Mekotekan) Mengwi-Badung Pura Panti Paksebali-Klungkung (Perang Jempana) Pura Penataran Agung Margowening Desa Balong garut Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur 2 Oct Anggara Wage Pahang Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) Besakih Pura Hyang Tibha i Batuan Sakah 3 Oct Buda Keliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem.

Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Gelgel Bungbungan Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal Pura Batur Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati 8 Oct Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar 13 Oct Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan - Klungkung Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih 14 Oct Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin - Lembongan Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar 17 Oct Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Petitenget Kerobokan - Kuta Pura Dalem Pulasari Samplangan - Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kepisah Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel Sumerta - Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan Sanding - Tampaksiring Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken Kaba-kaba - Tabanan

Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


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Science

Friday, September 14, 2012

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Renoir painting found at W.Va flea market Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — A woman who paid $7 for a box of trinkets at a West Virginia flea market two years ago apparently acquired an original painting by French impressionist PierreAuguste Renoir without knowing it. The woman considered discarding the painting to salvage its frame, but instead made an appointment to have it evaluated in July by the Potomack Co. auction house in Alexandria, Va., said its fine arts director Anne Norton Craner. When the woman pulled the painting out of a garbage bag she carried it in, Craner was nearly certain the painting was a Renoir with its distinct colors, light and brushwork. A plaque on the front labeled it “Renoir.” “My gut said that it was right, but you have to then check,” Craner said. French handwriting on the back of the canvass included a label and number. Craner turned to the catalog by French gallery Bernheim-Jeune that’s published all of Renoir’s work. “Low and behold, it was in volume one,” she said. An image of the painting was published in black and white, and the gallery’s stock number

matched the flea market find. So Craner made a digital image of the flea market painting, converted it to black and white for a closer look, and the brush strokes also matched, she said. “It’s not a painting you would fake,” Craner said. “If you’re going to fake something, you’d fake something easier.” Painting No. 24349 turns out to be Renoir’s painting “Paysage Bords de Seine,” which translates to Banks of the River Seine, Craner determined. It dates to about 1879 and measures 6 inches by 10 inches. The painting is set for auction Sept. 29. It could fetch $75,000 or more, Craner said.

Facebook friends get out the vote in large numbers

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Here’s something most politicians can “like”. A new study suggests Facebook friends may have played a significant role in getting hundreds of thousands of people to vote in the

last congressional election. Researchers found that Facebook users who got messages on Election Day that their friends had voted were a bit more likely to go to the polls than those who didn’t get the same reminder. They say the effect multiplied and likely

increased turnout by as many as 340,000 voters in 2010. Outside experts say the new study fits with other research on get-out-the-vote drives. But they say the numbers may be a bit high. The study is reported in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature.

FILE - This Nov. 2, 2010 file photo shows a sticker handed out to a voter on Election Day, in Waterville, Maine. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File

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LOS ANGELES — The Mars rover Curiosity is preparing to roll again after it completes its health checkups this week, project managers said Wednesday. Since landing in an ancient crater near the Martian equator Aug. 5, the car-size rover has trekked more than the length of a football field, leaving wheel tracks in the soil that could be spied from space. The most high-tech rover sent to the red planet, it spent the past month testing its instruments before embarking on a mission to examine whether the environment could have been hospitable to microbial life. Mission manager Jennifer Trosper said the sixwheel Curiosity has “performed almost flawlessly” so far. It still has to do a final check of its robotic arm and aim its camera to track one of Mars’

moons, Phobos, passing in front of the sun before hitting the road Friday night. “The plan is to drive, drive, drive,” said Trosper of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the $2.5 billion mission. Curiosity is headed toward a spot called Glenelg where three types of terrain meet. Along the way, it will select rocks to study up close and scoop up soil. So far, the rover has used its laser to zap at rocks several feet away. Within a month or so, it plans to use its robotic arm to drill into rocks. The rover’s ultimate destination is Mount Sharp, a mountain rising from the crater floor, but it was not expected to journey there until the end of the year. From orbit, the base appeared to contain signs of past water, providing a starting point to search for the chemical building blocks of life.

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Illegal tourist guides besiege Bali

Bali Post

DENPASAR - Bali relying on the tourism sector is faced with the matter of complicated violation. It does not only relate to illegal accommodation and travel agencies, now the Island of the Gods is also faced with illegal tourist guides. The Dean of Faculty of Tourism, Udayana University, I Putu Anom, judged the weak enforcement of bylaw No. 5/2008 regarding the tour guide against the perpetrators had made it more powerless. Rampant existence of illegal tourist guides harmed the image of Bali tourism because they tended to provide inferior services. “Weak law enforcement has caused the proliferation of unlicensed tour guides. Even, their amount reaches 50 percent of the legal ones,” said Putu Anom in Denpasar. He said the existence of unlicensed tourist guides in Bali clearly went up against the rules. On that account, the Government Tourism Office in the province, regency and municipality should assign a team to discipline those illegal tourist guides operating in Bali. “The team of Bali Government Tourism Office should take decisive action against those illegal tourist guides. Legal sanction imposed to them should not only be a fine but whenever possible they should also be sentenced

with imprisonment. It is reasonable to be imposed in the effort to result in a deterrent effect,” he said. He mentioned those tourist guides had to know properly about the tourism potential of Bali including the nature, culture, religion and character of Balinese people. Such cultural understanding was the basic for a tourist guide to explain correctly about Balinese culture to tourists. “If surveyed, in general tourist will surely want a tourist guide who know, understand and appreciate the culture of Bali. By all means, tourists also want a tourist guide who really implements the Balinese culture,” he said. According to him, to ensure the quality of tourist guides in the future, it was necessary to hold a rigorous recruitment process. Selection of tourist guide candidates had to be coordinated with the Indonesia Tourist Guides Association (HPI). For hotel establishment, it should be coordinated with the Indonesia Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI), and permit of travel

agency should be coordinated with the Association of the Indonesia Tour and Travel Agency (ASITA). “Inevitably, the perpetrators who practice the culture and religion in person will have a better understanding on their culture than tourist guides that can only memorize the Balinese culture,” he said. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesia Tourist Guides Association (HPI) of Bali, Sangtu Subaya, said that based on reports from the members of HPI the recruitment of Mandarin-speaking tourist guide candidates was carried out by entrepreneur from Batam. The travel agency entrepreneurs in Bali handling the Mandarin market were suspected to employ those recruited tourist guides. “Bylaw on the travel agency business (UJPW) has obviously set forth that travel agencies are required to employ licensed tourist guides. The bylaw also mentions that to become a tourist guide, the candidate should pass through the process of submitting a license,” he said. (kmb27)

Mars rover Curiosity wrapping up health checkups Associated Press Writer

Friday, September 14, 2012

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Bali relying on the tourism sector is faced with the matter of complicated violation. It does not only relate to illegal accommodation and travel agencies, now the Island of the Gods is also faced with illegal tourist guides.

Balinese women:

In devotional services through the arts

Beauty can stop everyone’s eyes flickering. Beauty of the kid song can lullaby a baby. Similarly, beauty also can toss the imagination, soothe the mind and draw people to get near. Bali has many sources of that beauty offering the charm of nature, culture or adventure. By maintaining traditions inspired by Hinduism, Balinese people go on running in harmony with the time. In other words, they do not feel inferior because of inheriting those traditions. Beauty in the form of various dance movements has been introduced since early ages. On seeing a dance staged, a toddler may watch it attentively or its fingers move and move as if imitating the movement of the dance. Virtually all customary villages in Bali have gamelan troupe. This troupe plays important role in expressing their entertainment arts and accompanying every ritual activity. This existence gives opportunity to villagers from child to adult to express their artistic talent especially in dance, drama and gamelan arts. Young girls under twelve or elementary school age have a chance to participate in performing Rejang Dance. By wearing white and yellow costumes and floral decoration on head, they dance beautifully accompanied by gamelan music. Rejang Dance is one of the sacred dances performed in relation to the organization of temple anniversary or odalan. Other than putting a basic love to their tradition, they also show devotional service or ngatur ayah through the arts. When they grow older, right on entering secondary school, they join customary village youth club or Sekaa Taruna. Here, with their male friends and their brothers and sisters start to learn about organization. Many things can be learned through this organization. Since it has affiliation to customary village, they can learn about the making of some simple oblation under guidance of senior oblation maker and various traditional arts. In Bali, this youth club actually play important role in preparing young generation to maintain their valuable cultural heritages or to

prepare themselves for inheriting customary responsibility. With their male counterpart, here the young girls also learn to play drama or more complex traditional arts. Popular genres of performance showed are pure entertainment and the one in combination with sacred dance. The latter usually features Calonarang. This magical drama involves a combination of male and female players. In essence, this Calonarang drama highlights the endless fight between truth and untruth symbolizing by sanctified effigies or tapakan like Rangda and Barong. By and large, it is also associated with ritual events at local temple. In the following stage, when woman gets married she will enter the new organization, namely customary village. Having learned much about ritual works, it is now the time to practice them in wider social life. They should attend some socio-religious activities when the events engage the members of customary village. At this stage, household mother can remain to show her devotional service through the arts other than social works. Through the arts, they may join the drama or individual psalmodic singing or pasantian. How is about their private life? It is normal as others. They also have opportunity to build career in their profession. In modern life with heterogeneous professions as today, woman also works as men do. Traditions do not impede them to reach outstanding achievement in self-employee or office job. If they work at daytime, some social works will be held at the evening. Tradition is not something obsolete. Even, it retains abundant inspirations to create something new and creative that is advantageous for modern life. However, traditions should also be reviewed and adjust to the current condition without leaving behind its core. Tradition does not hinder women to get their career achievement. Even, it stays to give them a channel to express their spiritual sense through devotional services. (BTN/punia)


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Police officers in security post put on bulletproof vest

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POLICE officers on duty at the entrance to Bali and Jembrana Police have recently organized an intensive raid and judicial operation in every subdistrict police following the attack to police post in Solo last week. Besides, a number of police personnel at roadside post have been equipped with bulletproof vest. A vehicle burns during clashes outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, early Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen

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SANAA, Yemen — Chanting “death to America,” hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East. The police and other officers are inspecting the identity of the newcomers in Jembrana.

Buleleng lacks of nine tons of rice each year Singaraja (Bali Post)—

Grain production of farmers in Buleleng has been unable to meet the rice needs of local communities. Every year, the Buleleng Regency lacks of nine tons of rice. This matter was expressed by the Head of Buleleng Agriculture and Livestock Agency, Gede Dharmaja, amidst the maiden harvest of Legowo Dua Satu planting system in Subak Kubu Gembong, Tukadmungga village, Buleleng, Wednesday (Sep 12). Furthermore, Dharmaja said that all this time the production of rice field in Buleleng spreading across eight subdistricts was unable to meet the needs of community. This occurred due to many factors, where one of which was caused by population growth leading to the increasing demand for rice. Besides, it was also triggered by rice field conver-

sion to plantation or residential areas. As a result, paddy field was getting narrower that emptied out to decline in rice production. Farmers in the eight subdistricts had annual production reaching averagely 5.9 tons. Of this amount, Buleleng still lacked of nine tons of rice production. “Indeed, our local rice production has not been able to meet the need of community. However, this shortcoming does not lead to food crisis like in other regions because our community can easily purchase rice from other regions,” he said. On the other hand, Dharmaja said that his agency would boost the grain production of farmers in the eight subdistricts in the future. One of the efforts to boost the local grain production was to change the cropping pattern from traditional system to modern system known as the Legowo Dua Satu system.

The cropping system began to be implemented in eight subdistricts with the assistance from field extension workers (PPL). He admitted that Legowo Dua Satu cropping system had been proved to boost the grain production of farmers. Dharmaja exemplified that traditional cropping system could produce 5.8 tons per hectare of land. After implementing the Legowo Dua Satu cropping system, the production jumped to some 9.4 tons. Aside from increasing the grain production per hectare of land, with the Legowo Dua Satu cropping system, the plant cultivation would be easier than with traditional one. “It has been clearly proved so that we will continue to disseminate it. Hopefully, farmers can apply it and we will continue to provide the assistance through PPL with the field school program,” he explained. (kmb)

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First Bali Bombing Remembrance to be held at GWK

The protesters breached the usually tight security around the embassy and reached the compound grounds but did not enter the main building housing the offices. Once inside the compound, they brought down the U.S. flag, burned it and replaced it with a black banner bearing Islam’s declaration of faith — “There is no God but Allah.” Before storming the grounds, demonstrators removed the em-

bassy’s sign on the outer wall, set tires ablaze and pelted the compound with rocks. It was similar to an attack on the U.S. Embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Tuesday night. A mob of Libyans also attacked the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday, killing American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. In Egypt, protesters were clashing

AMSTERDAM - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals won a closely contested election, but he faced the prospect of having to form a government with his archrivals from the Labour party on Thursday. In what was by the standards of the last decade a very clear result, voters handed pro-European parties a sweeping victory, shunning the radical fringes and dispelling concerns eurosceptics could gain sway in a country viewed as a core member of the euro zone family. With more than 98 percent of votes counted, Rutte’s centre-right Liberals won 41 seats in the 150-member lower house, giving them a two-seat lead over the centre-left Labour Party on 39 seats. “We fought this election house by house, street by street, city by city, and I’m proud. Tomor-

row I will take the first steps leading to the formation of a cabinet,” Rutte said overnight after Labour leader Diederik Samsom conceded defeat. While the Liberals and Labour have played down talk of forming a coalition, the two parties would together command a governing majority in parliament. That would be a rare outcome in a country where three- or four-member coalitions are not unusual and coalition talks often take several months. That could offer the prospect of badly-needed political stability at a time of sluggish growth and when many say potentially unpopular legislation is needed to reform the housing market and healthcare. But it could also make for difficult coalition negotiations between two almost equal partners. While both parties are broadly pro-European, they have very different ideas on social and fiscal policy.

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Dutch Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Mark Rutte is interviewed after casting his ballot for parliamentary elections in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012.

Somalia’s new leader survives terrorist attack

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The remembrance of First Bali Bombing will be done at Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK), Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung on 12th October 2012. Bali Police have planned a security to protect foreigners coming moreover thousands of invitees from victim’s families will come which so Australian Federal Police will be involved as stated by PC Drs. Hariadi, Bali Police Public Relation Head when confirmed last Wednesday (12/9). It was stated Indonesia Police have given a special attention for its security so it can go safely and peacefully as it will also be attended by high officials of the country. Besides that, the former Palu Traffic Police Director stated that the cooperation was applied after coordination was discussed in a audience with Australia police with Head of Bali Police, General Inspector Drs. Budi Gunawan taking place at Bali Police Headquarters last Tuesday (11/9). “The security will be a prima Indonesia Police service for that it is hoped those involved will keep the disciplinary and maintain safety. The force is now still being planned by Bali Police Operation Berau,” Hariadi stated. (kmb21)

with police near the U.S. Embassy in the capital Cairo for the third day in a row. The violence has raised worries that further protests could break out around the Muslim world as anger spreads over the movie. Yemeni security forces who rushed to the scene fired in the air and used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators and were eventually able to drive them out of the compound. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was inside the embassy at the time of the attack. The Yemeni Embassy in Washington condemned the attack and vowed to ensure the safety of foreign diplomats and to step up security measures around their missions in the country.

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Buleleng lacks of nine tons of rice each year

Chief of Traffic Unit of Jembrana Police, I Gede Made Punia, recently said his party focused on three points of traffic post, namely the post at Sumbersari, Simpang Surapati and Rambutsiwi. According to him, the three posts had been added with personnel and two officers wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with a rifle. This measure was taken to anticipate similar shooting incident as happened in Singosaren, Solo. In addition, every two hours each officer was assigned to conduct an operation in turn against the vehicles passing through the Denpasar-Gilimanuk road section. Judicial operation to densely populated and prone area was also conducted by police officers in the level of subdistrict police station as the operation held by Mendoyo Police and Gilimanuk Marine Police. A number of boarding and rented houses were examined by police. Chief of Mendoyo Police, IB Sudarsana, through the Unit Chief of Criminal Detective, Nyoman Dania, with permission from Jembrana Police Chief said the judicial operation was carried out regularly at the dense population and vulnerable area in Mendoyo. Similar operation was also executed at Gilimanuk. The joint operation led by Chief of Gilimanuk Marine Police, Made Prihenjagat, also targeted dozens of boarding houses and examined the identity of each room dweller. On average, regional migrants had not equipped themselves with temporary residence certificate (SKTS). Aside from examining the population, the joint operation also inspected goods in the boarding house. Chief of Gilimanuk Marine Police, Made Prihenjagat, with permission from Jembrana Police Chief, Komang Sandi Arsana, said the measure was made to maintain the security at the entrance to Bali and order in the population administration. However, it was more focused on the anticipation against the entry of terrorists and hazardous goods to Bali. The operation would be carried out routinely for security. Other than targeting the boarding and rented houses, the officers of Jembrana Police also routinely conducted a highway raid in turn in each subdistrict police. The raid was targeting hazardous goods, people as well as suspected vehicles coming to Bali. (olo)

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MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia’s new president survived an assassination attempt on his second day in office when two suicide bombers blew themselves up Wednesday while trying to gain access into a heavily guarded hotel that is his temporary residence, officials and witnesses said.

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The attack highlights the challenge that insecurity caused by an Islamist insurgency poses to Somalia’s fledgling government, which is expected to help transform the east African country from being a failed state to one with functioning government. The African Union Mission for Somalia said one of its soldiers was killed when the two suicide

African Union soldiers help a colleague injured during one of the blasts outside the Jazeera Hotel, the temporary home of Somalia’s new president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, which was hit by two explosions in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

attackers attempted to penetrate the Jazeera Hotel where the President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Kenya’s foreign minister were giving a news conference. Three soldiers were wounded in the blast. The two suicide bombers set off explosions after they were shot by soldiers guarding the Jazeera Hotel, while another was intercepted and shot dead as he attempted to scale the walls of the hotel’s compound, the African Union Mission for Somalia, known as Amisom, said in a statement. Witnesses say at least one

more person was killed, bringing the total death toll to a minimum of five, including the three attackers. The president who was elected by Parliament on Monday, was undeterred by the explosions and continued to speak to the media, AMISOM said. Al-Shabab, a radical Islamist militia that is affiliated with alQaida and waging an insurgency against the Somali government, quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. Al-Shabab had opposed Mohamud’s election, saying it had been manipulated by Western powers.


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German court rejects calls to block ESM fund

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KARLSRUHE — Germany’s highest court paved the way Wednesday for the creation of Europe’s €500 billion ($640 billion) rescue fund for indebted governments after it rejected calls to block it. The Federal Constitutional Court’s decision allows President Joachim Gauck to sign off on the German parliament’s ratification of the treaty that sets up the European Stability Mechanism bailout fund — a financial weapon that that leaders of the 17 countries that use the euro hope will help calm the debt crisis that threatens the eurozone and the global economy. The decision means the eurozone governments finally have two robust financial defenses against the debt crisis in place. The bailout fund will takes its place alongside plans by the European Central Bank to buy unlimited amounts of short-term government bonds issued by troubled countries. The ESM can support countries by loaning them money, while the ECB bond purchases could lower the painfully high borrowing costs that are threatening Italy and Spain. Additionally, the ESM is also expected to join in purchasing bonds to support the ECB effort. Stocks across Europe rallied strongly on the ruling, the euro spiked to a four-month high of $1.2906 and the borrowing rates of troubled economies, such as Spain and Italy, eased further. European officials said the fund now expects to hold its first directors’ meeting next month. Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the court’s decision. “Today, Germany is once again sending a strong signal to Europe and beyond: Germany is assuming with determination its responsibility as the biggest economy and as a reliable partner in Europe,” she told Parliament in Berlin hours after the ruling. “This is a good day for Germany and it is a good day for Europe,” she said. The ESM wouldn’t have been able to start work without Germany, its No. 1 contributor. The court did, however, insist that Germany has to secure legal guarantees that Parliament must vote on any further increases in its contributions to the ESM. These guarantees must be secured before Gauck signs the fund into law — though that did not appear likely to be a major issue. Opponents — including several politicians and a pressure group that claimed 37,000 people had signed up to its complaint — had challenged Germany’s ratification of the ESM, arguing it violated the country’s constitution. They had sought an injunction preventing Gauck from signing the legislation — and also sought unsuccessfully to block the so-called fiscal compact, the budget-discipline pact pushed by Merkel and signed by most European Union countries. Gauck’s office said in a statement that he plans to make a decision on signing the legislation into law “as soon as possible” but it isn’t yet possible to specify a date. The court’s decision came just days after the European Central Bank unveiled a plan to buy government bonds of struggling countries if they apply to the eurozone’s bailout funds.

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In this Sept. 7, 2012, file photo, John Santiago, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

World stocks fall despite expected US Fed action Associated Press

BANGKOK — World stock markets went into reverse Thursday as investors fretted that expectations for the Federal Reserve to announce new measures to boost the U.S. economy might not be met. The Fed concludes a two-day policy meeting Thursday, and hopes have been high that it will choose bold action to jumpstart the world’s No. 1 economy and reduce high unemployment. “There is risk of disappointment in case the Fed surprises by not easing policy as much as the market expects,” said Stan Shamu of IG Markets in Melbourne, Australia. European stocks fell in early trading. Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.1 percent to 5,775.26. Germany’s DAX shed 0.3 percent to 7,323.32 and France’s CAC-40 was 0.5 percent down at 3,526.50. Wall Street appeared set for a lower open, with Dow Jones industrial futures slipping 0.2 percent to 13,338. S&P 500

futures also were down, by 0.2 percent to 1,436.30. Asian stock markets turned in a mixed performance. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index closed up 0.4 percent at 8,995.15 after earlier surpassing 9,000 for the first time since Aug. 30. South Korea’s Kospi rose marginally to 1,950.69. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.1 percent to 20,047.63. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.5 percent to 4,339.40. Mainland Chinese shares also fell. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.8 percent to 2,110.38. The Shenzhen Composite Index lost 1.4 percent to 888.49. Tom Kaan, head of equity sales at Louis Capital Markets in Hong Kong, said that while Bernanke strongly hinted

last month that action would be taken, the real question was how big any steps might be. “I think he doesn’t have much choice,” Kaan said. “The extent is what the markets are looking for. The size of it.” The biggest step would be a third round of bond purchases. In two previous bond-buying programs, the Fed bought more than $2 trillion of Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities after the 2008 financial crisis. Many analysts feel there is reason for optimism about the global economic outlook. The European Central Bank and the government of China are among authorities that have all announced steps to handle various economic crises or boost sluggish growth. “The fact remains there is a lot of liquidity out there at low interest rates,” Kaan said. “There is risk appetite. That is what is going to carry the equity markets through.”

Vice President Boediono has said the government will increase the production capacity of the domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry in an effort to reduce the country`s dependence on imported energy.

Government to reduce LPG imports Antara

NUSA DUA - Vice President Boediono has said the government will increase the production capacity of the domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry in an effort to reduce the country`s dependence on imported energy. “LPG imports have been growing rapidly and will continue to do so in the future. Therefore, more investment is needed to increase the production capacity of the domestic industry,” he said during his speech at the 25th World LPG Forum at Nusa Dua, Bali, on Wednesday. Boediono noted that domestic LPG consumption had been rising rapidly after the government`s success in implementation of the kerosene-togas conversion programme launched in 2007. The government will also develop the necessary infrastructure to ensure there is adequate LPG supply, he

said. Director General of Oil and Gas at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Evita Legowo said LPG imports could be reduced by increasing domestic LPG production from fuel oil refineries and natural gas and by replacing LPG with dimethyl ether. LPG is a side product of fuel oil refineries, she noted. “The more fuel oil refineries we have, the more LPG production there will be,” Evita added. The government has planned to build three fuel oil refineries, which are expected to be operational by 2018-19. Additionally, the government is

also developing regulations on specifications for production of dimethyl ether, Evita said. Meanwhile, Karen Agustiawan, the president director of state oil and gas company Pertamina, expressed hope that the government would make it mandatory for all gas producers to produce LPG. At present, C3 and C4 which are raw materials for the production of LPG, are not separated from locally produced natural gas, she pointed out. “Looking ahead, we need to make it compulsory for them to do so,” Karen said. Pertamina itself had separated C3 and C4 from natural gas to produce LPG, she noted. National LPG consumption currently stands at 5 million tonnes per year, with 2.2 million tonnes coming from domestic production and 2.8 million tonnes being imported.

Advancement of science of technology does not answer all problems encountered by human life. In agriculture, for instance, modern farmers can now have boosted the quantity of production, even in multiple amounts. On the one had, it’s a great success but on the other hand it still leaves a problem on the decline of environmental and human health quality. Green revolution occurred between 1943 and 1970s through the implementation of chemical fertilizer and good irrigation system has conjured up the rice production. In short term, it became an efficacious medicine to resolve the famine in tropical countries. Few decades later, it had an impact on the reduction of environmental quality, like pollution in water, land and others. Apart from the impact on the environment, it was also had an impact on human health like the rise of some new cancers. Realizing these facts, now Bali has an initiative to become a green province and implement the integrated farming system. Hopefully, implementation of the system could realize the Bali Organic plan and consequently minimize the environmental destruction. Green province campaign includes some aspects, namely green culture, green economy and Bali green and clean. Green culture is intended to change the societal behavior in managing their waste management and environment. Green economy hints that all economic activities should be in the eco-friendly orientation. These two aspects will empty out into the initiative of Bali Organic. One of the aspects is applied in the agricultural field. Socialization has been intensified while establishing farmer groups. Through breeding local cows, for instance, farmers are expected to get maximal benefits. Other than increasing the number of cows, they will be able to take advantage the cow dung and urine for organic fertilizers. In the long run, it will reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Of course, this endeavor will reduce the production cost that should be spent by farmers and at the same time increase the quality of rice as well as improve the environmental quality. As a matter of fact, simple practice of this concept could have been seen around 1970s. Farmers using cows to cultivate their land could also take advantage of their cow dung. It was spread out onto the rice field and its efficacy could last for at least for two planting seasons. In terraced rice field, it could uniquely be managed by establishing a cowshed in the upper stream. Later on, the collected dry cow dung was channeled to rice field through the water gutter. However, since being urged by the demand to multiple the rice production, farmers left the method. Introduction of hand tractor and chemical fertilizers gradually replaced the role of cows. The new method was expected to accelerate the land cultivation process. As consequence, cows were only serving as ‘family saving’ for farmers. Simple eco-friendly pest control actually has been proposed in the palm-leaf manuscript entitled “Shri Tattwa or Darmaning Pemaculan.” It has been applied by subak community in Bali from generation to generation until today. However, it seems to put more emphasis on the ritual aspect only, while herbal pesticide or other means of the oblation is only applied symbolically. For instance, bird raids are managed by offering two pieces of ketupat sidayu together with oblation and side dish of yellow dragonfly. Meanwhile, Subash Palekar from India claimed to have developed the vedic-based farming. He has initiated his ‘spiritual farming’ since 1988. In essence he said that God or nature has provided human with everything required to grow plants. So implementing the chemical fertilizers and pesticide means to oppose God and will result in bad impact to human. Cow dung and urine as well as compost are three beneficial ingredients being enough for farming both on irrigated and non-irrigated land. By doing so, he claims it is a ‘zero budget of natural farming’ as in his trilogy book entitled Philosophy of Spiritual Farming. To sum up, all movements at least refer to the same keywords namely green, natural and eco-friendly concept. They denote milestone of new awareness on modern human to re-orientate their food production in quality. This awareness has triggered the orientation in the quality of life and environment. Hopefully, the aspiration of Bali as Green Province and other green concepts could be realized supported by entire community based on their awareness of a better quality life! (BTN/punia)


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Undated University of Leicester handout photo of a stone frieze, which may have been from a choir stall, which was discovered during an excavation of the car park behind council offices in Leicester, made available Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012.

King Richard III grave hunters find bones in UK Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Archaeologists searching for the grave of King Richard III say they have found bones that are consistent with the 15th century monarch’s physical abnormality and of a man who died in battle. A team from the University of Leicester said Wednesday the bones were beneath the site of the Grey Friars church in Leicester, central England, where contemporary accounts say Richard was buried following his death in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Richard Buckley, co-director of the university’s Archaeological Services, said the bones are a “prime candidate” to be Richard’s. The remains are now being examined and the team hopes that DNA can be recovered to aid identification. “We are not saying today that we have found King Richard III,” Richard Taylor, the university’s director of corporate affairs, told a news conference. “(But) this skeleton certainly has characteristics that warrant extensive, further detailed examination.” William Shakespeare, writing more than a century after Richard’s death, described the king as “deform’d, unfinished,” a monster with a deformed conscience who murdered his nephews in the Tower of London in order to gain

the throne. The murder charge is a matter of historical dispute. The official royal website says the young princes “disappeared” while under Richard’s protection. Taylor said the skeleton displayed spinal abnormalities consistent with contemporary accounts of Richard’s appearance. “We believe that the individual would have had severe scoliosis, which is a form of spinal curvature. This would have made his right shoulder appear visibly higher than his left shoulder,” Taylor said. He said the skeleton was apparently of an adult male and in good condition. There were signs of trauma to the skull shortly before death, perhaps from a bladed instrument, and a barbed metal arrowhead was found between vertebrae of the upper back. Professor Lin Foxhall, head of the university’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History, agreed that the skeleton is consistent with some contemporary accounts of Richard but “does not fit the exaggerated pic-

ture painted by later, Tudor sources which portrayed him as a wicked hunchback.” “The individual we have discovered was plainly strong and active despite his disability, indeed it seems likely that he died in battle,” Foxhall said. Richard, the last English king to die in battle, was buried “without any pompe or solemne funeral” by the Franciscan monks of Grey Friars. There is a record that King Henry VII, the victor at Bosworth Field, commissioned a memorial for Richard’s grave — in the choir, or eastern portion of the Grey Friars church — about 1495. Although the records pointed to a grave in Leicester, 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of London, the church was suppressed in 1538 after King Henry VIII abolished the monasteries and its location was long forgotten. Christopher Wren, the architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, visited the area in 1612 and saw a stone pillar erected in a garden on the site which was inscribed “Here lies the body of Richard III.”

Two-thirds of Indonesian men smoke, tops in world

BEIJING - China has issued the first comments attributed to president-in-waiting Xi Jinping since his disappearance from the public eye over 10 days ago ignited rumors over his health, but there was no public sighting or new photograph of him. Xi, who has skipped meetings with visiting foreign leaders over the past week, was cited by state media late on Wednesday night as expressing condolences to the family of a veteran Communist Party official who died last week. Beijing has still not issued a statement directly responding to the rumors over the 59-year-old’s health, which have included a bad back, heart trouble, a stroke and a car-crash injury. China experts doubt Xi is suffering more than a minor ailment - a version supported by sources close to the leadership - but Beijing’s refusal to clarify the situation has begun to emerge as a talking point in global financial markets. “Xi Jinping has been a big worry for people. He’s been out of the public eye for about a week now ...,” Frances Cheung, head of China and Hong Kong strategy with investment group CLSA, said on the sidelines of a conference in Hong Kong. Another chief strategist, with a U.S. securities firm in Tokyo, added that Beijing’s silence - though in keeping with a Chinese tradition of not discussing the health of senior leaders - could indicate some discord behind the scenes. “I assume this whole incident reflects some behind-the-scenes frictions in formulating policies under the new leadership,” the strategist said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic.

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Apple... From page 1 The iPhone 5 sports a 4-inch “retina” display, can surf a highspeed 4G LTE wireless network, and is 20 percent lighter than the previous iPhone 4S. It ships September 21 in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Britain. It will hit 100 countries by year’s end in the fastest international rollout for an iPhone so far. The stakes are high with the iPhone, Apple’s marque product, accounting for nearly half its revenue. The California company has sold more than 243 million iPhones since 2007, when the device ushered in the current applications ecosystem model. But Samsung now leads the smartphone market with a 32.6 percent share followed by Apple with 17 percent, according to market research firm IDC. Both saw shipments rise compared to a year ago, with Samsung riding its flagship Galaxy S III phone. Available for pre-order on Friday starting from $199 with a data plan, the iPhone 5 comes with Apple’s newest “A6” processor, which executives said runs twice as fast as the previous generation. It will pack three microphones -- enhancing built-in voice assistant Siri -- and an 8 megapixel camera that can take panoramic views. It will hitch a ride on the three largest U.S. carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc, and Sprint. One popular enhancement was improved battery endurance -- the iPhone 5 can support eight hours of 4G Web browsing, the company said. While Apple played catch-up on many of the new phone’s features -- Samsung and Google’s Motorola already have larger and 4G-ready phones -- analysts say the device’s attraction is the way its software and hardware work in tandem. “Where they are pushing the envelope, and where they remain the one to beat, is on the experience those features bring to the consumer,” said Carolina Milanesi, Gartner Research analyst. “While other vendors continue to focus just on the hardware -- delivering the speeds and feeds and bigger batteries -- Apple focuses on pulling the operating system, the hardware and what you can consume on the hardware.”

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Another senior leader of the ruling Democratic Party Hartati Murdaya was detained by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday in a bribery case.

Hartati Murdaya detained by KPK in graft case Antara

JAKARTA - Another senior leader of the ruling Democratic Party Hartati Murdaya was detained by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday in a bribery case. Hartati, a member of the party`s Advisory Board which is chaired by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was sent to KPK`s detention house after 9-hours questioning. Hartati, known better as one of the country`s richest business women, was charged with bribing Buol Regent Amran Batalipu to secure a number of certificates

needed by her plantation company in Central Sulawesi. Hartati has denied the charge saying her company was a victim of extortion by Amran, who was already in KPK detention in the same case. KPK has also named two other suspects in the case including Yani Ansori and Gondo Sudjono running Hartati`s company PT

Hardaya Inti Plantation in Buol. Earlier Hartati said she did not know about any illicit deal between her company and Amran. A KPK prosecutor said earlier that Gondo received order from Hartati to give the money demanded by Amran. The prosecutor said Hartati agreed to provide Rp3 billion for Amran in a meeting on June 11.

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Amar says the man died Wednesday at a hospital in Jakarta. The man, identified as Wahyu Ristanto, was badly burned on his face and body and his left hand was severely wounded in the explosion Saturday at a house on the outskirts of the capital. Two other suspects fled, including one who

was slightly injured. One of those who fled, alleged bomb maker Muhammad Toriq, surrendered Sunday. The group is believed to have planned to shoot police and bomb Parliament as a way to establish Islamic law in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

Suspected Indonesia militant dies of bomb injuries JAKARTA — Indonesian police say a suspected militant has died after being critically injured by a bomb that was apparently being prepared for a terrorist attack. Police Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli

JAKARTA — Indonesian men rank as the world’s top smokers, with two out of three of them lighting up in a country where cigarettes cost pennies and tobacco advertising is everywhere. A survey released Tuesday found that 67 percent of all males over 15 years old smoke. The sprawling archipelago ranked second only to Russia overall with a rate of 35 percent compared to 39 percent, respectively. “We have failed in protecting our people,” said Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi, commenting on the rate of male smokers jumping from 53 percent since 1995. “We have been defeated by the tobacco industry ... we don’t want this, we cannot accept this because our job is to protect people from cigarettes.” More than 8,000 people participated in the study last year, which is part of a global series of surveys taken in 15 countries with heavy tobacco use and supported by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It also found a high rate of Indonesians were subjected to second-hand smoke at work, home and in public places. Mboi said she was particularly alarmed to learn that nearly 80 percent of Indonesians are exposed to smoke at home. “How is the number of parents smoking at home with kids so high? It means that they are damaging their children’s lungs, whether intentionally or not,” she said. “As the health minister, I am ashamed to let this condition continue.” Indonesia has long been criticized for its lack of tobacco controls. It is one of a remaining handful of countries that has failed to sign the WHO’s tobacco treaty. Giant billboards promote cigarettes and commercials run on television and before movies in theaters. Local and multinational tobacco companies also routinely sponsor sporting events and concerts — advertising that has long been banned in many countries. Most Indonesian men crave kreteks, a pungent mixture of tobacco and cloves, but brands such as Marlboro, produced by U.S.-based Philip Morris International, have also gained in popularity. About 3 percent of women smoke in the country. Health regulations passed in 2009 call for a number of tighter tobacco controls, including bans on advertising and smoking in public places, but they have yet to be implemented by the government. “It’s just sitting there,” said Mark Hurley of the Washingtonbased Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, who attended the report’s launch in Jakarta. “I think if there was high-level approval, the health regulations would have been passed a long time ago.” Smoking-related illnesses kill at least 200,000 annually in Indonesia, which has a population of nearly 240 million. About a quarter of Indonesian boys aged 13 to 15 get hooked on cigarettes that sell for about $1 a pack or as little as a few cents per stick, according to WHO. The latest national survey, however, only assessed smoking among adults. Indonesia’s tobacco industry employs millions in the world’s fifth-largest cigarette-producing market. About 6 percent of the government’s revenue comes from cigarette taxes, and a powerful tobacco lobby has blocked past regulation attempts, including a move to ban TV ads. Indonesian cigarettes are cheap by regional standards, with taxes less than 40 percent. Tobacco farmers have held massive street protests to denounce any push for higher tariffs or tighter restrictions. The series of tobacco surveys included Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vietnam.


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Tanah Lot is a famous destination in Bali Island. It is located on coastal side of Beraban village, Tabanan Regency. Besides being famous for its beautiful scenery, Tanah Lot also famous with its temple. The temple located on the rock with 3 acre size and reachable in a few minute by walk, because it is just 20 meters from the coastal lip. This temple is very famous among tourist destinations in Bali with spectacular view of sunset. At some nooks of coral reef around Tanah Lot Temple there are holy tame snake in black and white color where according to the local society believe that it as a deity property and as the guard of the temple from the bad influence. The word of Tanah Lot is consisted of two words that are Tanah word interpreted as a reef looking like gili or isle. Lot or Lod word has meaning the sea. So Tanah Lot is meaning the small island floating on the sea. The location is now called as Tanah Lot has been used at a Megalithic period as a place that looked into holy, proven from the existence of menhir. Pursuant to environmental condition, hence the structure of Tanah Lot Temple is built at irregular reef plain of its angle which is only consisted of one plain yard as Jeroan. The function of this temple can be realized from the function of the main temple building which is located in the temple main area. In this place, there is a main temple to worship the god in form of Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, the sea power. The media of worship to this god is the temple building with 5 storied meanwhile the 3 storied temple building in north part of this area is purposing to worship to Dang Hyang Nirartha. In order to know the status of Tanah Lot Temple can be realized from the temple history, function and also incoming devotee existence pray when temple ceremony is held. In this case can be realized as follows: Tanah Lot Temple as dang Kahyangan (the big Holy Temples in Bali), because the history and the Penyiwi (The people taking care of the temple) are from the local people from Tabanan regency and surrounding area Tanah Lot temple as Segara Temple, because its function as sanctum to worship the Bhatara Segara, the God with manifestation as the ocean Power Deity The unique animal can be seen in this temple area is the snake which are generally can be met in the coast. Part of its stomach there are no athwart skin, there is only small skin, but this sea water snake very noxious but snakebite case are very seldom happened, because the sea water snake generally very passive.

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Argentina’s Sergio Martinez is set to fight WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. this weekend in Las Vegas with one fighter promising punishment and the other warning his opponent to prepare for retirement. “I trained a long time dancing,” Martinez said on Wednesday at the final pre-fight news conference. “That’s all I need to break his face a thousand times. ... I will punish him a lot, and then I will knock him out. He will suffer a lot.”

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Sid Watkins, F1 doctor who tended to Senna, dies

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LONDON - Professor Sid Watkins, the Formula One doctor who tended to Ayrton Senna after his fatal crash at Imola in 1994 and who saved the lives of countless others through his work on safety, has died at the age of 84. As word spread around Formula One of his death late on Wednesday, confirmed by a source close to the family, tributes poured in from drivers and all whose lives were touched by the wise-cracking neurosurgeon with a love of cigars and whisky. They included Brazilian Rubens Barrichello, who suffered a huge crash on the same San Marino Grand Prix weekend that claimed the lives of Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger. “It was Sid Watkins that saved my life in Imola 94. great guy to be with, always happy...tks for everything u have done for us drivers. RIP,” Barrichello said on Twitter to 1.7 million followers. “RIP Prof. Sid Watkins. Sad news for us who stay behind,” said Senna’s nephew Bruno, who now races for the same Williams team that triple champion Ayrton was with when he crashed on a sunny afternoon in May 1, 1994.

Senna remains the last driver fatality in a Formula One race and much of the credit for the survival of others can be laid at the door of Watkins, known simply as ‘Prof’ by paddock regulars and ‘Sid’ by closer friends. Northern Ireland’s Martin Donnelly, Finland’s double champion Mika Hakkinen, Austrian Gerhard Berger and F1 team founder Frank Williams all owed much to his quick response and care after lifethreatening accidents. Triple champions Jackie Stewart, another safety pioneer before Watkins came along, and Austria’s Niki Lauda counted him as a friend. “Today the world of motor racing lost one of it’s true greats,” said McLaren chairman and former team principal Ron Dennis, whose cars took Senna to all of his titles, in a statement. “No he wasn’t a driver. No he wasn’t an engineer. No, he wasn’t a designer. He was a doctor and it’s probably fair to say that he did more than anyone, over many years, to make Formula One as safe as it is today. “Many drivers and ex-drivers owe their lives to his careful and expert work, which resulted in the massive advances in safety levels that today’s drivers possibly take for granted.”

Not surprisingly, Chavez predicted a different outcome for his 37-year-old opponent when the two fighters meet Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. “I’m not only going to beat you, I’m going to retire you,” Chavez said to Martinez. The 26-year-old Mexican noted that he has watched tapes of his Martinez, adding mockingly that, “I have seen when he was knocked out or knocked down and his eyes were white. He looked pretty good.” The genesis for the bad blood between the two fighters can be found in the highly different paths they have taken to this point in their careers. Chavez, (46-0-1, 32 KOs), the namesake son of Mexico’s most famous and celebrated fighter, turned professional when he was 17 and made his Las Vegas debut in his fifth bout. Martinez, (49-2-2, 28 KOs), did not even visit a boxing gym until he was 20 and spent

the first 10 years of his career fighting mostly in Argentina and Spain. He found success after relocating to the United States in 2007, and three years later defeated Kelly Pavlik to win the WBC middleweight championship. However, the WBC stripped him of that belt in 2011 when he elected to fight Ukraine’s Sergiy Dzinziruk instead of mandatory challenger Sebastian Zbik of Germany, and Chavez assumed the title with a decision win over Zbik. Ever since, Martinez has been campaigning for a fight with Chavez, asserting that “the only reason he is world champion is because he is Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the son of the legend and his mouth is so big - even bigger than his own brain and he’s talking too much.” Chavez has responded to the taunts with insults of his own. “I am going to shut him up once and for all,” he told reporters last week. “He is just a big clown.”

Serena, Sharapova to join Murray in Brisbane Reuters

SYDNEY - French Open winner Maria Sharapova will join U.S. Open champions Serena Williams and Andy Murray in warming up for next year’s Australian Open at the Brisbane International, organisers said on Thursday. Williams and Murray started their seasons at the tournament this year but Russian Sharapova will be making her first appearance at the event, which takes place at the Queensland Tennis Centre from Dec. 31 to Jan. 6. “Going into Australia after a long off season you always want to have the best possible matches,” the 25-year-old, losing finalist at Melbourne Park this season, said in a news release. “I tried to put Brisbane on the map last year but unfortunately couldn’t make it out of injury... I have heard so many great things about it.” Williams beat Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka at Flushing Meadows last week to win her 15th grand slam title and was looking forward to returning to Brisbane, despite injuring her ankle at the tournament in January. “I love the tournament, it’s great,” she said. “It helps me prepare. I get a great tournament... tough field. I had so much fun this year but unfortunately it ended fast for me with a disaster of an injury.” Murray, who won his first grand slam title on Monday, was already confirmed to return to Brisbane to defend the title he won by beating Alexandr Dolgopolov. The Australian Open, the first grand slam of the year, begins in Melbourne on Jan. 14.

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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, reacts during her match against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during a semifinal match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in New York.


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Arjen Robben of the Netherlands clears a header by Turkey’s Omer Toprak, center rear in white, on the goal line as goalkeeper Tim Krul looks on, right, during the Group D qualifying soccer match for the 2014 World Cup at Amsterdam ArenA, Netherlands, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.

Bayern winger Robben doubtful for Mainz clash Reuters

BERLIN - Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben could miss Saturday’s clash against Mainz with a minor groin injury as the Bavarians seek to maintain their early season advantage over champions Borussia Dortmund. Robben returned from international duty with an injury suffered during the warm up of the Netherlands’ 2014 World Cup qualifier in Hungary earlier this week but medical checks in Munich on Wednesday revealed the problem was a minor one. While he is not expected to be out for long, Bayern said they could be without their influential winger on Saturday. The Bavarians lead the standings with maximum points from two games and after failing to win a single trophy last season, Bayern are eager to take control of the title race. Coach Jupp Heynckes, however, may opt to leave Bundesliga record-signing Javi Martinez on the bench as he did in the previous game against Stuttgart. “Obviously, from a footballing viewpoint he is a great asset for us but Javi still needs to work and fight his way

into the team with performances,” Heynckes said of the 40 million euro ($51.55 million) signing. “Who plays depends on a lot of things. I would not want to decide this now.” Leaving the Spaniard on the bench has so far not stalled Bayern’s charge to the top of the standings following their nine-goal spree in the opening league games. “It was good to shoot out of the blocks like that,” Heynckes told the club website (www.fcbayern. de). “The team is hungry and it has helped physical preparations.” Dortmund breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday when

medical checks confirmed in-form forward Marco Reus had not been seriously injured in Germany’s 2-1 win over Austria a day earlier and would be fit to face Bayer Leverkusen. Reus, the back-to-back champions’ most expensive summer signing, is in fine form, having scored against Austria and also netting one goal in the league. Dortmund are on four points from two games, two behind Bayern. Fellow Champions League competitors Schalke, also on four points from two games, travel to promoted Greuther Fuerth.

MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo is concentrating on playing well for Real Madrid and is not agitating to improve the terms of his contract with the Spanish champions, the Portugal forward said on Wednesday. Arriving back in Madrid after helping his country to World Cup qualifying wins against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan, Ronaldo wrote on his Facebook page it is “now time to return to the club and think only about my club”. He added: “I would like to reaffirm, without being concerned about contracts, that my focus is solely on winning every game and every available trophy with the essential company of my teammates and all madridistas.” Ronaldo dropped a bombshell after Real’s match at home to Granada this month when he told reporters he was “sad” for professional reasons, prompting speculation he might be seeking an exit. The world’s most expensive player, who reportedly earns around 11 million euros a season, had earlier refused to celebrate his two goals in the 3-0 La Liga victory and would not elaborate on the reasons for his sadness. He said only that “those who worked in the club” knew why. Local media have reported he doesn’t feel appreciated and wants more cash and fiercely pro-Real sports daily Marca said on Tuesday he had asked the club to bump his salary up to a post-tax 15 million euros and extend his contract. The 27-year-old former Manchester United player denied last week he is down in the dumps because he is not earning enough but has yet to provide any other explanation. AP Photo/Paulo Duarte

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo eyes the ball with Azerbaijan during t h e i r Wo r l d Cup 2014 Group F qualifying soccer match in Braga, Portugal Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Portugal won 3-0.

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A copy of the report delivered by the Hillsborough Independent Panel is positioned next to a copy of today’s Liverpool Echo at a news conference in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, in Liverpool September 12, 2012.

UK’s Cameron apologizes for 1989 soccer stadium disaster Reuters

LIVERPOOL - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he was “profoundly sorry” for failures and cover-ups in the wake of the 1989 Hillsborough soccer disaster in which 96 spectators died after a crowd crush in the stadium. Attempts by the police to defect the blame for Britain’s worst sporting disaster onto Liverpool fans to cover up their own flawed response and the dangers of an outdated stadium amounted to a “double injustice”, he said. The victims died in an overcrowded fenced-in enclosure at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, northern England, a tragedy that changed the face of English soccer and ushered in a new era of modern, all-seated venues. Britain was shocked by harrowing images of young fans crushed against metal fences, bodies lying on the pitch and spectators using wooden advertising hoardings as makeshift stretchers on a warm spring afternoon. The Conservative Party leader spoke after the release of an independent panel’s investigation into the deaths that said police had sought to blame the Liverpool fans, portraying them as aggressive, drunk and ticketless and bent on packing into the already crowded stadium. Speaking in parliament, Cameron called the disaster “one of the greatest peacetime tragedies of the last century” and acknowledged that the report would be harrowing for relatives of the deceased. “It was wrong that the families have had to wait for so long - and fight so hard - just to get to the truth,” he said. “And it was wrong that the police changed the records of what happened and tried to blame the fans. “On behalf of the government, and indeed our country, I am profoundly sorry for this double injustice that has been left uncorrected for so long.” Three relatives of the victims fainted when they heard that the panel put forward evidence of a cover-up, apparently vindicating their 23-year campaign to find “Justice for the 96”. “There were two disasters at Hillsborough - one on the day and one afterwards,” said Trevor Hicks, who lost two daughters in the disaster. “There was a contrived, manipulated, vengeful and spiteful attempt to divert the blame.” The independent panel, set up in 2010 by the last Labour government to examine all the public paperwork relating to the tragedy, concluded that it could have been avoided, more lives could have been saved and the police response was flawed. “There were clear operational failures in response to the disaster and in its aftermath there were strenuous attempts to deflect the blame onto the fans,” it said. Senior police edited their officers’ witness statements from the day to paint them in a less damaging light, the report said. South Yorkshire Police removed negative comments from 116 out of 164 police statements.

BELGRADE - Serbia’s emphatic 6-1 win over a lacklustre Wales in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier has lifted the spirits of the Balkan nation but their senior players are wary of getting too carried away. Captain Branislav Ivanovic and Aleksandar Kolarov, one of four Serbians to open their international account with a goal against the hapless Welsh, know they must help guide their exciting, young team through the 2014 qualifiers. “We won’t let the young players lose the plot and the idea is to make sure they keep their feet on the ground and continue to work hard, because we have to take it one game at a time,” said experienced Chelsea defender Ivanovic. Manchester City’s versatile Kolarov, who finally scored for his country after 35 internationals, added that consistency rather than sporadic moments of flair would be the key in a tough Group A that also includes Belgium, Croatia and Macedonia. “You know how it is with young players, one day they are brilliant and the next they are nowhere to

Mihajlovic has stuck by his young players and the gamble finally paid off in the thrashing of Wales. “I am happy for the lads. They have taken a huge weight off their backs but it’s essential to carry on in the right direction in the challenging times which lie ahead for this young team,” said the 43year-old Mihajlovic. Strikers Lazar Markovic and Filip Djuricic, one of the six scorers on Tuesday, can still play for an under-21 side who trounced Macedonia 5-1 on Monday to

secure a Euro 2013 playoff berth, suggesting there is a rich supply of young talent. Dutch-based wingers Dusan Tadic and Miralem Sulejmani, still in their early 20s, were also impressive alongside defender Matija Nastasic, 19, whose performances for Fiorentina earned him a close-season move to English champions Manchester City. Serbia’s future looked gloomy after they missed out on Euro 2012 and there were few signs of improvement when Mihajlovic took over as they scored once while conceding six goals, looking lost in three defeats and a draw in mid-season friendlies. Having criticised his team for not being bold enough in their opening qualifier with Scotland, Mihajlovic acknowledged Serbia’s next group game at home to Belgium on Oct. 12 would be the first real test of their prospects of reaching the finals. “It’s nice to be top of the group, albeit on goal difference, but it matters where we stand at the end of the road to Brazil,” he said with Serbia level on four points with Belgium and Croatia ahead of Scotland on two after two games.

they will be the next victims when they visit the Parc des Princes. “When you face one of the three best players in the world, in spite of anything you have prepared, if on that day he is the genius he can be, there is nothing you can do,” Toulouse coach Alain Casanova was quoted as saying in Le Parisien on Wednesday. “Unless you chain his feet and blindfold him, it’s hard to stop him.” PSG are hoping Ibrahimovic’s impressive form continues as they

trail pacesetters and arch rivals Olympique Marseille, who have maximum points from four games, by six points. Argentines Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi have so far failed to make an impact this season with the latter having missed the last two games through suspension. Champions Montpellier, who have only picked up four points, travel to Stade Reims on Friday (1845) with a full squad.

Zaccheroni) waited for me,” said Kagawa, who joined United for $21 million in the pre-season. “I felt a twinge and didn’t want to take the risk,” added the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder, who watched the Group B game from the stands. “It’s not a serious injury and I don’t think it will keep me out for long. I can walk without any problem but if I put strain on it it still hurts.” Kagawa is set to undergo tests on his return to Old Trafford, where he has made an impressive

start to his United career, although he is likely to be a doubt for Saturday’s home game against Wigan Athletic in the Premier League. “I waited until the afternoon to see how his condition was but there’s no way I can put a player on the pitch who is not at 100 per cent,” said Italian Zaccheroni. After the weekend encounter United kick off their Champions League campaign at home to Turkey’s Galatasaray on September 19 before a trip to fierce rivals Liverpool in the league on September 23.

be seen if they start basking in glory,” said Kolarov. “It’s up to the senior players to educate them. Of course, we are all delighted with the 6-1 win over Wales but I’d always swap it for six 1-0 wins and we must avoid resting on our laurels.” Having endured a five-game winless streak after Sinisa Mihajlovic took over as coach in May, including a turgid 0-0 draw away to Scotland in their first qualifier on Friday, Serbia celebrated their biggest win as an independent nation.

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PSG hoping unstoppable Ibrahimovic shines again Reuters

PARIS - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not taken long to settle into life in Ligue 1 after joining Paris St Germain from AC Milan and the Sweden striker is fast becoming a nightmare for his opponents after just three appearances. Ibrahimovic has already scored four goals for PSG with doubles against Lille and Lorient and Friday’s opponents Toulouse (1845 GMT) fear

Man United’s Kagawa says back injury is not serious Reuters

TOKYO - Japan playmaker Shinji Kagawa has tried to play down a back injury which ruled the Manchester United midfielder out of Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Iraq in a World Cup qualifier. The 23-year-old pulled out of the game in Saitama an hour before kick-off having felt a twinge in his lower back during training the previous day. “I underwent treatment for as long as possible before the match and (Japan coach Alberto


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Arjen Robben of the Netherlands clears a header by Turkey’s Omer Toprak, center rear in white, on the goal line as goalkeeper Tim Krul looks on, right, during the Group D qualifying soccer match for the 2014 World Cup at Amsterdam ArenA, Netherlands, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.

Bayern winger Robben doubtful for Mainz clash Reuters

BERLIN - Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben could miss Saturday’s clash against Mainz with a minor groin injury as the Bavarians seek to maintain their early season advantage over champions Borussia Dortmund. Robben returned from international duty with an injury suffered during the warm up of the Netherlands’ 2014 World Cup qualifier in Hungary earlier this week but medical checks in Munich on Wednesday revealed the problem was a minor one. While he is not expected to be out for long, Bayern said they could be without their influential winger on Saturday. The Bavarians lead the standings with maximum points from two games and after failing to win a single trophy last season, Bayern are eager to take control of the title race. Coach Jupp Heynckes, however, may opt to leave Bundesliga record-signing Javi Martinez on the bench as he did in the previous game against Stuttgart. “Obviously, from a footballing viewpoint he is a great asset for us but Javi still needs to work and fight his way

into the team with performances,” Heynckes said of the 40 million euro ($51.55 million) signing. “Who plays depends on a lot of things. I would not want to decide this now.” Leaving the Spaniard on the bench has so far not stalled Bayern’s charge to the top of the standings following their nine-goal spree in the opening league games. “It was good to shoot out of the blocks like that,” Heynckes told the club website (www.fcbayern. de). “The team is hungry and it has helped physical preparations.” Dortmund breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday when

medical checks confirmed in-form forward Marco Reus had not been seriously injured in Germany’s 2-1 win over Austria a day earlier and would be fit to face Bayer Leverkusen. Reus, the back-to-back champions’ most expensive summer signing, is in fine form, having scored against Austria and also netting one goal in the league. Dortmund are on four points from two games, two behind Bayern. Fellow Champions League competitors Schalke, also on four points from two games, travel to promoted Greuther Fuerth.

MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo is concentrating on playing well for Real Madrid and is not agitating to improve the terms of his contract with the Spanish champions, the Portugal forward said on Wednesday. Arriving back in Madrid after helping his country to World Cup qualifying wins against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan, Ronaldo wrote on his Facebook page it is “now time to return to the club and think only about my club”. He added: “I would like to reaffirm, without being concerned about contracts, that my focus is solely on winning every game and every available trophy with the essential company of my teammates and all madridistas.” Ronaldo dropped a bombshell after Real’s match at home to Granada this month when he told reporters he was “sad” for professional reasons, prompting speculation he might be seeking an exit. The world’s most expensive player, who reportedly earns around 11 million euros a season, had earlier refused to celebrate his two goals in the 3-0 La Liga victory and would not elaborate on the reasons for his sadness. He said only that “those who worked in the club” knew why. Local media have reported he doesn’t feel appreciated and wants more cash and fiercely pro-Real sports daily Marca said on Tuesday he had asked the club to bump his salary up to a post-tax 15 million euros and extend his contract. The 27-year-old former Manchester United player denied last week he is down in the dumps because he is not earning enough but has yet to provide any other explanation. AP Photo/Paulo Duarte

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo eyes the ball with Azerbaijan during t h e i r Wo r l d Cup 2014 Group F qualifying soccer match in Braga, Portugal Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Portugal won 3-0.

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A copy of the report delivered by the Hillsborough Independent Panel is positioned next to a copy of today’s Liverpool Echo at a news conference in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, in Liverpool September 12, 2012.

UK’s Cameron apologizes for 1989 soccer stadium disaster Reuters

LIVERPOOL - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he was “profoundly sorry” for failures and cover-ups in the wake of the 1989 Hillsborough soccer disaster in which 96 spectators died after a crowd crush in the stadium. Attempts by the police to defect the blame for Britain’s worst sporting disaster onto Liverpool fans to cover up their own flawed response and the dangers of an outdated stadium amounted to a “double injustice”, he said. The victims died in an overcrowded fenced-in enclosure at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, northern England, a tragedy that changed the face of English soccer and ushered in a new era of modern, all-seated venues. Britain was shocked by harrowing images of young fans crushed against metal fences, bodies lying on the pitch and spectators using wooden advertising hoardings as makeshift stretchers on a warm spring afternoon. The Conservative Party leader spoke after the release of an independent panel’s investigation into the deaths that said police had sought to blame the Liverpool fans, portraying them as aggressive, drunk and ticketless and bent on packing into the already crowded stadium. Speaking in parliament, Cameron called the disaster “one of the greatest peacetime tragedies of the last century” and acknowledged that the report would be harrowing for relatives of the deceased. “It was wrong that the families have had to wait for so long - and fight so hard - just to get to the truth,” he said. “And it was wrong that the police changed the records of what happened and tried to blame the fans. “On behalf of the government, and indeed our country, I am profoundly sorry for this double injustice that has been left uncorrected for so long.” Three relatives of the victims fainted when they heard that the panel put forward evidence of a cover-up, apparently vindicating their 23-year campaign to find “Justice for the 96”. “There were two disasters at Hillsborough - one on the day and one afterwards,” said Trevor Hicks, who lost two daughters in the disaster. “There was a contrived, manipulated, vengeful and spiteful attempt to divert the blame.” The independent panel, set up in 2010 by the last Labour government to examine all the public paperwork relating to the tragedy, concluded that it could have been avoided, more lives could have been saved and the police response was flawed. “There were clear operational failures in response to the disaster and in its aftermath there were strenuous attempts to deflect the blame onto the fans,” it said. Senior police edited their officers’ witness statements from the day to paint them in a less damaging light, the report said. South Yorkshire Police removed negative comments from 116 out of 164 police statements.

BELGRADE - Serbia’s emphatic 6-1 win over a lacklustre Wales in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier has lifted the spirits of the Balkan nation but their senior players are wary of getting too carried away. Captain Branislav Ivanovic and Aleksandar Kolarov, one of four Serbians to open their international account with a goal against the hapless Welsh, know they must help guide their exciting, young team through the 2014 qualifiers. “We won’t let the young players lose the plot and the idea is to make sure they keep their feet on the ground and continue to work hard, because we have to take it one game at a time,” said experienced Chelsea defender Ivanovic. Manchester City’s versatile Kolarov, who finally scored for his country after 35 internationals, added that consistency rather than sporadic moments of flair would be the key in a tough Group A that also includes Belgium, Croatia and Macedonia. “You know how it is with young players, one day they are brilliant and the next they are nowhere to

Mihajlovic has stuck by his young players and the gamble finally paid off in the thrashing of Wales. “I am happy for the lads. They have taken a huge weight off their backs but it’s essential to carry on in the right direction in the challenging times which lie ahead for this young team,” said the 43year-old Mihajlovic. Strikers Lazar Markovic and Filip Djuricic, one of the six scorers on Tuesday, can still play for an under-21 side who trounced Macedonia 5-1 on Monday to

secure a Euro 2013 playoff berth, suggesting there is a rich supply of young talent. Dutch-based wingers Dusan Tadic and Miralem Sulejmani, still in their early 20s, were also impressive alongside defender Matija Nastasic, 19, whose performances for Fiorentina earned him a close-season move to English champions Manchester City. Serbia’s future looked gloomy after they missed out on Euro 2012 and there were few signs of improvement when Mihajlovic took over as they scored once while conceding six goals, looking lost in three defeats and a draw in mid-season friendlies. Having criticised his team for not being bold enough in their opening qualifier with Scotland, Mihajlovic acknowledged Serbia’s next group game at home to Belgium on Oct. 12 would be the first real test of their prospects of reaching the finals. “It’s nice to be top of the group, albeit on goal difference, but it matters where we stand at the end of the road to Brazil,” he said with Serbia level on four points with Belgium and Croatia ahead of Scotland on two after two games.

they will be the next victims when they visit the Parc des Princes. “When you face one of the three best players in the world, in spite of anything you have prepared, if on that day he is the genius he can be, there is nothing you can do,” Toulouse coach Alain Casanova was quoted as saying in Le Parisien on Wednesday. “Unless you chain his feet and blindfold him, it’s hard to stop him.” PSG are hoping Ibrahimovic’s impressive form continues as they

trail pacesetters and arch rivals Olympique Marseille, who have maximum points from four games, by six points. Argentines Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi have so far failed to make an impact this season with the latter having missed the last two games through suspension. Champions Montpellier, who have only picked up four points, travel to Stade Reims on Friday (1845) with a full squad.

Zaccheroni) waited for me,” said Kagawa, who joined United for $21 million in the pre-season. “I felt a twinge and didn’t want to take the risk,” added the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder, who watched the Group B game from the stands. “It’s not a serious injury and I don’t think it will keep me out for long. I can walk without any problem but if I put strain on it it still hurts.” Kagawa is set to undergo tests on his return to Old Trafford, where he has made an impressive

start to his United career, although he is likely to be a doubt for Saturday’s home game against Wigan Athletic in the Premier League. “I waited until the afternoon to see how his condition was but there’s no way I can put a player on the pitch who is not at 100 per cent,” said Italian Zaccheroni. After the weekend encounter United kick off their Champions League campaign at home to Turkey’s Galatasaray on September 19 before a trip to fierce rivals Liverpool in the league on September 23.

be seen if they start basking in glory,” said Kolarov. “It’s up to the senior players to educate them. Of course, we are all delighted with the 6-1 win over Wales but I’d always swap it for six 1-0 wins and we must avoid resting on our laurels.” Having endured a five-game winless streak after Sinisa Mihajlovic took over as coach in May, including a turgid 0-0 draw away to Scotland in their first qualifier on Friday, Serbia celebrated their biggest win as an independent nation.

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PSG hoping unstoppable Ibrahimovic shines again Reuters

PARIS - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not taken long to settle into life in Ligue 1 after joining Paris St Germain from AC Milan and the Sweden striker is fast becoming a nightmare for his opponents after just three appearances. Ibrahimovic has already scored four goals for PSG with doubles against Lille and Lorient and Friday’s opponents Toulouse (1845 GMT) fear

Man United’s Kagawa says back injury is not serious Reuters

TOKYO - Japan playmaker Shinji Kagawa has tried to play down a back injury which ruled the Manchester United midfielder out of Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Iraq in a World Cup qualifier. The 23-year-old pulled out of the game in Saitama an hour before kick-off having felt a twinge in his lower back during training the previous day. “I underwent treatment for as long as possible before the match and (Japan coach Alberto


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Tanah Lot is a famous destination in Bali Island. It is located on coastal side of Beraban village, Tabanan Regency. Besides being famous for its beautiful scenery, Tanah Lot also famous with its temple. The temple located on the rock with 3 acre size and reachable in a few minute by walk, because it is just 20 meters from the coastal lip. This temple is very famous among tourist destinations in Bali with spectacular view of sunset. At some nooks of coral reef around Tanah Lot Temple there are holy tame snake in black and white color where according to the local society believe that it as a deity property and as the guard of the temple from the bad influence. The word of Tanah Lot is consisted of two words that are Tanah word interpreted as a reef looking like gili or isle. Lot or Lod word has meaning the sea. So Tanah Lot is meaning the small island floating on the sea. The location is now called as Tanah Lot has been used at a Megalithic period as a place that looked into holy, proven from the existence of menhir. Pursuant to environmental condition, hence the structure of Tanah Lot Temple is built at irregular reef plain of its angle which is only consisted of one plain yard as Jeroan. The function of this temple can be realized from the function of the main temple building which is located in the temple main area. In this place, there is a main temple to worship the god in form of Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, the sea power. The media of worship to this god is the temple building with 5 storied meanwhile the 3 storied temple building in north part of this area is purposing to worship to Dang Hyang Nirartha. In order to know the status of Tanah Lot Temple can be realized from the temple history, function and also incoming devotee existence pray when temple ceremony is held. In this case can be realized as follows: Tanah Lot Temple as dang Kahyangan (the big Holy Temples in Bali), because the history and the Penyiwi (The people taking care of the temple) are from the local people from Tabanan regency and surrounding area Tanah Lot temple as Segara Temple, because its function as sanctum to worship the Bhatara Segara, the God with manifestation as the ocean Power Deity The unique animal can be seen in this temple area is the snake which are generally can be met in the coast. Part of its stomach there are no athwart skin, there is only small skin, but this sea water snake very noxious but snakebite case are very seldom happened, because the sea water snake generally very passive.

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Argentina’s Sergio Martinez is set to fight WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. this weekend in Las Vegas with one fighter promising punishment and the other warning his opponent to prepare for retirement. “I trained a long time dancing,” Martinez said on Wednesday at the final pre-fight news conference. “That’s all I need to break his face a thousand times. ... I will punish him a lot, and then I will knock him out. He will suffer a lot.”

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Sid Watkins, F1 doctor who tended to Senna, dies

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LONDON - Professor Sid Watkins, the Formula One doctor who tended to Ayrton Senna after his fatal crash at Imola in 1994 and who saved the lives of countless others through his work on safety, has died at the age of 84. As word spread around Formula One of his death late on Wednesday, confirmed by a source close to the family, tributes poured in from drivers and all whose lives were touched by the wise-cracking neurosurgeon with a love of cigars and whisky. They included Brazilian Rubens Barrichello, who suffered a huge crash on the same San Marino Grand Prix weekend that claimed the lives of Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger. “It was Sid Watkins that saved my life in Imola 94. great guy to be with, always happy...tks for everything u have done for us drivers. RIP,” Barrichello said on Twitter to 1.7 million followers. “RIP Prof. Sid Watkins. Sad news for us who stay behind,” said Senna’s nephew Bruno, who now races for the same Williams team that triple champion Ayrton was with when he crashed on a sunny afternoon in May 1, 1994.

Senna remains the last driver fatality in a Formula One race and much of the credit for the survival of others can be laid at the door of Watkins, known simply as ‘Prof’ by paddock regulars and ‘Sid’ by closer friends. Northern Ireland’s Martin Donnelly, Finland’s double champion Mika Hakkinen, Austrian Gerhard Berger and F1 team founder Frank Williams all owed much to his quick response and care after lifethreatening accidents. Triple champions Jackie Stewart, another safety pioneer before Watkins came along, and Austria’s Niki Lauda counted him as a friend. “Today the world of motor racing lost one of it’s true greats,” said McLaren chairman and former team principal Ron Dennis, whose cars took Senna to all of his titles, in a statement. “No he wasn’t a driver. No he wasn’t an engineer. No, he wasn’t a designer. He was a doctor and it’s probably fair to say that he did more than anyone, over many years, to make Formula One as safe as it is today. “Many drivers and ex-drivers owe their lives to his careful and expert work, which resulted in the massive advances in safety levels that today’s drivers possibly take for granted.”

Not surprisingly, Chavez predicted a different outcome for his 37-year-old opponent when the two fighters meet Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. “I’m not only going to beat you, I’m going to retire you,” Chavez said to Martinez. The 26-year-old Mexican noted that he has watched tapes of his Martinez, adding mockingly that, “I have seen when he was knocked out or knocked down and his eyes were white. He looked pretty good.” The genesis for the bad blood between the two fighters can be found in the highly different paths they have taken to this point in their careers. Chavez, (46-0-1, 32 KOs), the namesake son of Mexico’s most famous and celebrated fighter, turned professional when he was 17 and made his Las Vegas debut in his fifth bout. Martinez, (49-2-2, 28 KOs), did not even visit a boxing gym until he was 20 and spent

the first 10 years of his career fighting mostly in Argentina and Spain. He found success after relocating to the United States in 2007, and three years later defeated Kelly Pavlik to win the WBC middleweight championship. However, the WBC stripped him of that belt in 2011 when he elected to fight Ukraine’s Sergiy Dzinziruk instead of mandatory challenger Sebastian Zbik of Germany, and Chavez assumed the title with a decision win over Zbik. Ever since, Martinez has been campaigning for a fight with Chavez, asserting that “the only reason he is world champion is because he is Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the son of the legend and his mouth is so big - even bigger than his own brain and he’s talking too much.” Chavez has responded to the taunts with insults of his own. “I am going to shut him up once and for all,” he told reporters last week. “He is just a big clown.”

Serena, Sharapova to join Murray in Brisbane Reuters

SYDNEY - French Open winner Maria Sharapova will join U.S. Open champions Serena Williams and Andy Murray in warming up for next year’s Australian Open at the Brisbane International, organisers said on Thursday. Williams and Murray started their seasons at the tournament this year but Russian Sharapova will be making her first appearance at the event, which takes place at the Queensland Tennis Centre from Dec. 31 to Jan. 6. “Going into Australia after a long off season you always want to have the best possible matches,” the 25-year-old, losing finalist at Melbourne Park this season, said in a news release. “I tried to put Brisbane on the map last year but unfortunately couldn’t make it out of injury... I have heard so many great things about it.” Williams beat Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka at Flushing Meadows last week to win her 15th grand slam title and was looking forward to returning to Brisbane, despite injuring her ankle at the tournament in January. “I love the tournament, it’s great,” she said. “It helps me prepare. I get a great tournament... tough field. I had so much fun this year but unfortunately it ended fast for me with a disaster of an injury.” Murray, who won his first grand slam title on Monday, was already confirmed to return to Brisbane to defend the title he won by beating Alexandr Dolgopolov. The Australian Open, the first grand slam of the year, begins in Melbourne on Jan. 14.

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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, reacts during her match against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during a semifinal match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in New York.


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Undated University of Leicester handout photo of a stone frieze, which may have been from a choir stall, which was discovered during an excavation of the car park behind council offices in Leicester, made available Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012.

King Richard III grave hunters find bones in UK Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Archaeologists searching for the grave of King Richard III say they have found bones that are consistent with the 15th century monarch’s physical abnormality and of a man who died in battle. A team from the University of Leicester said Wednesday the bones were beneath the site of the Grey Friars church in Leicester, central England, where contemporary accounts say Richard was buried following his death in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Richard Buckley, co-director of the university’s Archaeological Services, said the bones are a “prime candidate” to be Richard’s. The remains are now being examined and the team hopes that DNA can be recovered to aid identification. “We are not saying today that we have found King Richard III,” Richard Taylor, the university’s director of corporate affairs, told a news conference. “(But) this skeleton certainly has characteristics that warrant extensive, further detailed examination.” William Shakespeare, writing more than a century after Richard’s death, described the king as “deform’d, unfinished,” a monster with a deformed conscience who murdered his nephews in the Tower of London in order to gain

the throne. The murder charge is a matter of historical dispute. The official royal website says the young princes “disappeared” while under Richard’s protection. Taylor said the skeleton displayed spinal abnormalities consistent with contemporary accounts of Richard’s appearance. “We believe that the individual would have had severe scoliosis, which is a form of spinal curvature. This would have made his right shoulder appear visibly higher than his left shoulder,” Taylor said. He said the skeleton was apparently of an adult male and in good condition. There were signs of trauma to the skull shortly before death, perhaps from a bladed instrument, and a barbed metal arrowhead was found between vertebrae of the upper back. Professor Lin Foxhall, head of the university’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History, agreed that the skeleton is consistent with some contemporary accounts of Richard but “does not fit the exaggerated pic-

ture painted by later, Tudor sources which portrayed him as a wicked hunchback.” “The individual we have discovered was plainly strong and active despite his disability, indeed it seems likely that he died in battle,” Foxhall said. Richard, the last English king to die in battle, was buried “without any pompe or solemne funeral” by the Franciscan monks of Grey Friars. There is a record that King Henry VII, the victor at Bosworth Field, commissioned a memorial for Richard’s grave — in the choir, or eastern portion of the Grey Friars church — about 1495. Although the records pointed to a grave in Leicester, 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of London, the church was suppressed in 1538 after King Henry VIII abolished the monasteries and its location was long forgotten. Christopher Wren, the architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, visited the area in 1612 and saw a stone pillar erected in a garden on the site which was inscribed “Here lies the body of Richard III.”

Two-thirds of Indonesian men smoke, tops in world

BEIJING - China has issued the first comments attributed to president-in-waiting Xi Jinping since his disappearance from the public eye over 10 days ago ignited rumors over his health, but there was no public sighting or new photograph of him. Xi, who has skipped meetings with visiting foreign leaders over the past week, was cited by state media late on Wednesday night as expressing condolences to the family of a veteran Communist Party official who died last week. Beijing has still not issued a statement directly responding to the rumors over the 59-year-old’s health, which have included a bad back, heart trouble, a stroke and a car-crash injury. China experts doubt Xi is suffering more than a minor ailment - a version supported by sources close to the leadership - but Beijing’s refusal to clarify the situation has begun to emerge as a talking point in global financial markets. “Xi Jinping has been a big worry for people. He’s been out of the public eye for about a week now ...,” Frances Cheung, head of China and Hong Kong strategy with investment group CLSA, said on the sidelines of a conference in Hong Kong. Another chief strategist, with a U.S. securities firm in Tokyo, added that Beijing’s silence - though in keeping with a Chinese tradition of not discussing the health of senior leaders - could indicate some discord behind the scenes. “I assume this whole incident reflects some behind-the-scenes frictions in formulating policies under the new leadership,” the strategist said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic.

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Apple... From page 1 The iPhone 5 sports a 4-inch “retina” display, can surf a highspeed 4G LTE wireless network, and is 20 percent lighter than the previous iPhone 4S. It ships September 21 in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Britain. It will hit 100 countries by year’s end in the fastest international rollout for an iPhone so far. The stakes are high with the iPhone, Apple’s marque product, accounting for nearly half its revenue. The California company has sold more than 243 million iPhones since 2007, when the device ushered in the current applications ecosystem model. But Samsung now leads the smartphone market with a 32.6 percent share followed by Apple with 17 percent, according to market research firm IDC. Both saw shipments rise compared to a year ago, with Samsung riding its flagship Galaxy S III phone. Available for pre-order on Friday starting from $199 with a data plan, the iPhone 5 comes with Apple’s newest “A6” processor, which executives said runs twice as fast as the previous generation. It will pack three microphones -- enhancing built-in voice assistant Siri -- and an 8 megapixel camera that can take panoramic views. It will hitch a ride on the three largest U.S. carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc, and Sprint. One popular enhancement was improved battery endurance -- the iPhone 5 can support eight hours of 4G Web browsing, the company said. While Apple played catch-up on many of the new phone’s features -- Samsung and Google’s Motorola already have larger and 4G-ready phones -- analysts say the device’s attraction is the way its software and hardware work in tandem. “Where they are pushing the envelope, and where they remain the one to beat, is on the experience those features bring to the consumer,” said Carolina Milanesi, Gartner Research analyst. “While other vendors continue to focus just on the hardware -- delivering the speeds and feeds and bigger batteries -- Apple focuses on pulling the operating system, the hardware and what you can consume on the hardware.”

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Another senior leader of the ruling Democratic Party Hartati Murdaya was detained by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday in a bribery case.

Hartati Murdaya detained by KPK in graft case Antara

JAKARTA - Another senior leader of the ruling Democratic Party Hartati Murdaya was detained by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday in a bribery case. Hartati, a member of the party`s Advisory Board which is chaired by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was sent to KPK`s detention house after 9-hours questioning. Hartati, known better as one of the country`s richest business women, was charged with bribing Buol Regent Amran Batalipu to secure a number of certificates

needed by her plantation company in Central Sulawesi. Hartati has denied the charge saying her company was a victim of extortion by Amran, who was already in KPK detention in the same case. KPK has also named two other suspects in the case including Yani Ansori and Gondo Sudjono running Hartati`s company PT

Hardaya Inti Plantation in Buol. Earlier Hartati said she did not know about any illicit deal between her company and Amran. A KPK prosecutor said earlier that Gondo received order from Hartati to give the money demanded by Amran. The prosecutor said Hartati agreed to provide Rp3 billion for Amran in a meeting on June 11.

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Amar says the man died Wednesday at a hospital in Jakarta. The man, identified as Wahyu Ristanto, was badly burned on his face and body and his left hand was severely wounded in the explosion Saturday at a house on the outskirts of the capital. Two other suspects fled, including one who

was slightly injured. One of those who fled, alleged bomb maker Muhammad Toriq, surrendered Sunday. The group is believed to have planned to shoot police and bomb Parliament as a way to establish Islamic law in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

Suspected Indonesia militant dies of bomb injuries JAKARTA — Indonesian police say a suspected militant has died after being critically injured by a bomb that was apparently being prepared for a terrorist attack. Police Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli

JAKARTA — Indonesian men rank as the world’s top smokers, with two out of three of them lighting up in a country where cigarettes cost pennies and tobacco advertising is everywhere. A survey released Tuesday found that 67 percent of all males over 15 years old smoke. The sprawling archipelago ranked second only to Russia overall with a rate of 35 percent compared to 39 percent, respectively. “We have failed in protecting our people,” said Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi, commenting on the rate of male smokers jumping from 53 percent since 1995. “We have been defeated by the tobacco industry ... we don’t want this, we cannot accept this because our job is to protect people from cigarettes.” More than 8,000 people participated in the study last year, which is part of a global series of surveys taken in 15 countries with heavy tobacco use and supported by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It also found a high rate of Indonesians were subjected to second-hand smoke at work, home and in public places. Mboi said she was particularly alarmed to learn that nearly 80 percent of Indonesians are exposed to smoke at home. “How is the number of parents smoking at home with kids so high? It means that they are damaging their children’s lungs, whether intentionally or not,” she said. “As the health minister, I am ashamed to let this condition continue.” Indonesia has long been criticized for its lack of tobacco controls. It is one of a remaining handful of countries that has failed to sign the WHO’s tobacco treaty. Giant billboards promote cigarettes and commercials run on television and before movies in theaters. Local and multinational tobacco companies also routinely sponsor sporting events and concerts — advertising that has long been banned in many countries. Most Indonesian men crave kreteks, a pungent mixture of tobacco and cloves, but brands such as Marlboro, produced by U.S.-based Philip Morris International, have also gained in popularity. About 3 percent of women smoke in the country. Health regulations passed in 2009 call for a number of tighter tobacco controls, including bans on advertising and smoking in public places, but they have yet to be implemented by the government. “It’s just sitting there,” said Mark Hurley of the Washingtonbased Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, who attended the report’s launch in Jakarta. “I think if there was high-level approval, the health regulations would have been passed a long time ago.” Smoking-related illnesses kill at least 200,000 annually in Indonesia, which has a population of nearly 240 million. About a quarter of Indonesian boys aged 13 to 15 get hooked on cigarettes that sell for about $1 a pack or as little as a few cents per stick, according to WHO. The latest national survey, however, only assessed smoking among adults. Indonesia’s tobacco industry employs millions in the world’s fifth-largest cigarette-producing market. About 6 percent of the government’s revenue comes from cigarette taxes, and a powerful tobacco lobby has blocked past regulation attempts, including a move to ban TV ads. Indonesian cigarettes are cheap by regional standards, with taxes less than 40 percent. Tobacco farmers have held massive street protests to denounce any push for higher tariffs or tighter restrictions. The series of tobacco surveys included Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vietnam.


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KARLSRUHE — Germany’s highest court paved the way Wednesday for the creation of Europe’s €500 billion ($640 billion) rescue fund for indebted governments after it rejected calls to block it. The Federal Constitutional Court’s decision allows President Joachim Gauck to sign off on the German parliament’s ratification of the treaty that sets up the European Stability Mechanism bailout fund — a financial weapon that that leaders of the 17 countries that use the euro hope will help calm the debt crisis that threatens the eurozone and the global economy. The decision means the eurozone governments finally have two robust financial defenses against the debt crisis in place. The bailout fund will takes its place alongside plans by the European Central Bank to buy unlimited amounts of short-term government bonds issued by troubled countries. The ESM can support countries by loaning them money, while the ECB bond purchases could lower the painfully high borrowing costs that are threatening Italy and Spain. Additionally, the ESM is also expected to join in purchasing bonds to support the ECB effort. Stocks across Europe rallied strongly on the ruling, the euro spiked to a four-month high of $1.2906 and the borrowing rates of troubled economies, such as Spain and Italy, eased further. European officials said the fund now expects to hold its first directors’ meeting next month. Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the court’s decision. “Today, Germany is once again sending a strong signal to Europe and beyond: Germany is assuming with determination its responsibility as the biggest economy and as a reliable partner in Europe,” she told Parliament in Berlin hours after the ruling. “This is a good day for Germany and it is a good day for Europe,” she said. The ESM wouldn’t have been able to start work without Germany, its No. 1 contributor. The court did, however, insist that Germany has to secure legal guarantees that Parliament must vote on any further increases in its contributions to the ESM. These guarantees must be secured before Gauck signs the fund into law — though that did not appear likely to be a major issue. Opponents — including several politicians and a pressure group that claimed 37,000 people had signed up to its complaint — had challenged Germany’s ratification of the ESM, arguing it violated the country’s constitution. They had sought an injunction preventing Gauck from signing the legislation — and also sought unsuccessfully to block the so-called fiscal compact, the budget-discipline pact pushed by Merkel and signed by most European Union countries. Gauck’s office said in a statement that he plans to make a decision on signing the legislation into law “as soon as possible” but it isn’t yet possible to specify a date. The court’s decision came just days after the European Central Bank unveiled a plan to buy government bonds of struggling countries if they apply to the eurozone’s bailout funds.

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In this Sept. 7, 2012, file photo, John Santiago, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

World stocks fall despite expected US Fed action Associated Press

BANGKOK — World stock markets went into reverse Thursday as investors fretted that expectations for the Federal Reserve to announce new measures to boost the U.S. economy might not be met. The Fed concludes a two-day policy meeting Thursday, and hopes have been high that it will choose bold action to jumpstart the world’s No. 1 economy and reduce high unemployment. “There is risk of disappointment in case the Fed surprises by not easing policy as much as the market expects,” said Stan Shamu of IG Markets in Melbourne, Australia. European stocks fell in early trading. Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.1 percent to 5,775.26. Germany’s DAX shed 0.3 percent to 7,323.32 and France’s CAC-40 was 0.5 percent down at 3,526.50. Wall Street appeared set for a lower open, with Dow Jones industrial futures slipping 0.2 percent to 13,338. S&P 500

futures also were down, by 0.2 percent to 1,436.30. Asian stock markets turned in a mixed performance. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index closed up 0.4 percent at 8,995.15 after earlier surpassing 9,000 for the first time since Aug. 30. South Korea’s Kospi rose marginally to 1,950.69. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.1 percent to 20,047.63. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.5 percent to 4,339.40. Mainland Chinese shares also fell. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.8 percent to 2,110.38. The Shenzhen Composite Index lost 1.4 percent to 888.49. Tom Kaan, head of equity sales at Louis Capital Markets in Hong Kong, said that while Bernanke strongly hinted

last month that action would be taken, the real question was how big any steps might be. “I think he doesn’t have much choice,” Kaan said. “The extent is what the markets are looking for. The size of it.” The biggest step would be a third round of bond purchases. In two previous bond-buying programs, the Fed bought more than $2 trillion of Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities after the 2008 financial crisis. Many analysts feel there is reason for optimism about the global economic outlook. The European Central Bank and the government of China are among authorities that have all announced steps to handle various economic crises or boost sluggish growth. “The fact remains there is a lot of liquidity out there at low interest rates,” Kaan said. “There is risk appetite. That is what is going to carry the equity markets through.”

Vice President Boediono has said the government will increase the production capacity of the domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry in an effort to reduce the country`s dependence on imported energy.

Government to reduce LPG imports Antara

NUSA DUA - Vice President Boediono has said the government will increase the production capacity of the domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry in an effort to reduce the country`s dependence on imported energy. “LPG imports have been growing rapidly and will continue to do so in the future. Therefore, more investment is needed to increase the production capacity of the domestic industry,” he said during his speech at the 25th World LPG Forum at Nusa Dua, Bali, on Wednesday. Boediono noted that domestic LPG consumption had been rising rapidly after the government`s success in implementation of the kerosene-togas conversion programme launched in 2007. The government will also develop the necessary infrastructure to ensure there is adequate LPG supply, he

said. Director General of Oil and Gas at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Evita Legowo said LPG imports could be reduced by increasing domestic LPG production from fuel oil refineries and natural gas and by replacing LPG with dimethyl ether. LPG is a side product of fuel oil refineries, she noted. “The more fuel oil refineries we have, the more LPG production there will be,” Evita added. The government has planned to build three fuel oil refineries, which are expected to be operational by 2018-19. Additionally, the government is

also developing regulations on specifications for production of dimethyl ether, Evita said. Meanwhile, Karen Agustiawan, the president director of state oil and gas company Pertamina, expressed hope that the government would make it mandatory for all gas producers to produce LPG. At present, C3 and C4 which are raw materials for the production of LPG, are not separated from locally produced natural gas, she pointed out. “Looking ahead, we need to make it compulsory for them to do so,” Karen said. Pertamina itself had separated C3 and C4 from natural gas to produce LPG, she noted. National LPG consumption currently stands at 5 million tonnes per year, with 2.2 million tonnes coming from domestic production and 2.8 million tonnes being imported.

Advancement of science of technology does not answer all problems encountered by human life. In agriculture, for instance, modern farmers can now have boosted the quantity of production, even in multiple amounts. On the one had, it’s a great success but on the other hand it still leaves a problem on the decline of environmental and human health quality. Green revolution occurred between 1943 and 1970s through the implementation of chemical fertilizer and good irrigation system has conjured up the rice production. In short term, it became an efficacious medicine to resolve the famine in tropical countries. Few decades later, it had an impact on the reduction of environmental quality, like pollution in water, land and others. Apart from the impact on the environment, it was also had an impact on human health like the rise of some new cancers. Realizing these facts, now Bali has an initiative to become a green province and implement the integrated farming system. Hopefully, implementation of the system could realize the Bali Organic plan and consequently minimize the environmental destruction. Green province campaign includes some aspects, namely green culture, green economy and Bali green and clean. Green culture is intended to change the societal behavior in managing their waste management and environment. Green economy hints that all economic activities should be in the eco-friendly orientation. These two aspects will empty out into the initiative of Bali Organic. One of the aspects is applied in the agricultural field. Socialization has been intensified while establishing farmer groups. Through breeding local cows, for instance, farmers are expected to get maximal benefits. Other than increasing the number of cows, they will be able to take advantage the cow dung and urine for organic fertilizers. In the long run, it will reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Of course, this endeavor will reduce the production cost that should be spent by farmers and at the same time increase the quality of rice as well as improve the environmental quality. As a matter of fact, simple practice of this concept could have been seen around 1970s. Farmers using cows to cultivate their land could also take advantage of their cow dung. It was spread out onto the rice field and its efficacy could last for at least for two planting seasons. In terraced rice field, it could uniquely be managed by establishing a cowshed in the upper stream. Later on, the collected dry cow dung was channeled to rice field through the water gutter. However, since being urged by the demand to multiple the rice production, farmers left the method. Introduction of hand tractor and chemical fertilizers gradually replaced the role of cows. The new method was expected to accelerate the land cultivation process. As consequence, cows were only serving as ‘family saving’ for farmers. Simple eco-friendly pest control actually has been proposed in the palm-leaf manuscript entitled “Shri Tattwa or Darmaning Pemaculan.” It has been applied by subak community in Bali from generation to generation until today. However, it seems to put more emphasis on the ritual aspect only, while herbal pesticide or other means of the oblation is only applied symbolically. For instance, bird raids are managed by offering two pieces of ketupat sidayu together with oblation and side dish of yellow dragonfly. Meanwhile, Subash Palekar from India claimed to have developed the vedic-based farming. He has initiated his ‘spiritual farming’ since 1988. In essence he said that God or nature has provided human with everything required to grow plants. So implementing the chemical fertilizers and pesticide means to oppose God and will result in bad impact to human. Cow dung and urine as well as compost are three beneficial ingredients being enough for farming both on irrigated and non-irrigated land. By doing so, he claims it is a ‘zero budget of natural farming’ as in his trilogy book entitled Philosophy of Spiritual Farming. To sum up, all movements at least refer to the same keywords namely green, natural and eco-friendly concept. They denote milestone of new awareness on modern human to re-orientate their food production in quality. This awareness has triggered the orientation in the quality of life and environment. Hopefully, the aspiration of Bali as Green Province and other green concepts could be realized supported by entire community based on their awareness of a better quality life! (BTN/punia)


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Police officers in security post put on bulletproof vest

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POLICE officers on duty at the entrance to Bali and Jembrana Police have recently organized an intensive raid and judicial operation in every subdistrict police following the attack to police post in Solo last week. Besides, a number of police personnel at roadside post have been equipped with bulletproof vest. A vehicle burns during clashes outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, early Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen

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SANAA, Yemen — Chanting “death to America,” hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East. The police and other officers are inspecting the identity of the newcomers in Jembrana.

Buleleng lacks of nine tons of rice each year Singaraja (Bali Post)—

Grain production of farmers in Buleleng has been unable to meet the rice needs of local communities. Every year, the Buleleng Regency lacks of nine tons of rice. This matter was expressed by the Head of Buleleng Agriculture and Livestock Agency, Gede Dharmaja, amidst the maiden harvest of Legowo Dua Satu planting system in Subak Kubu Gembong, Tukadmungga village, Buleleng, Wednesday (Sep 12). Furthermore, Dharmaja said that all this time the production of rice field in Buleleng spreading across eight subdistricts was unable to meet the needs of community. This occurred due to many factors, where one of which was caused by population growth leading to the increasing demand for rice. Besides, it was also triggered by rice field conver-

sion to plantation or residential areas. As a result, paddy field was getting narrower that emptied out to decline in rice production. Farmers in the eight subdistricts had annual production reaching averagely 5.9 tons. Of this amount, Buleleng still lacked of nine tons of rice production. “Indeed, our local rice production has not been able to meet the need of community. However, this shortcoming does not lead to food crisis like in other regions because our community can easily purchase rice from other regions,” he said. On the other hand, Dharmaja said that his agency would boost the grain production of farmers in the eight subdistricts in the future. One of the efforts to boost the local grain production was to change the cropping pattern from traditional system to modern system known as the Legowo Dua Satu system.

The cropping system began to be implemented in eight subdistricts with the assistance from field extension workers (PPL). He admitted that Legowo Dua Satu cropping system had been proved to boost the grain production of farmers. Dharmaja exemplified that traditional cropping system could produce 5.8 tons per hectare of land. After implementing the Legowo Dua Satu cropping system, the production jumped to some 9.4 tons. Aside from increasing the grain production per hectare of land, with the Legowo Dua Satu cropping system, the plant cultivation would be easier than with traditional one. “It has been clearly proved so that we will continue to disseminate it. Hopefully, farmers can apply it and we will continue to provide the assistance through PPL with the field school program,” he explained. (kmb)

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First Bali Bombing Remembrance to be held at GWK

The protesters breached the usually tight security around the embassy and reached the compound grounds but did not enter the main building housing the offices. Once inside the compound, they brought down the U.S. flag, burned it and replaced it with a black banner bearing Islam’s declaration of faith — “There is no God but Allah.” Before storming the grounds, demonstrators removed the em-

bassy’s sign on the outer wall, set tires ablaze and pelted the compound with rocks. It was similar to an attack on the U.S. Embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Tuesday night. A mob of Libyans also attacked the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday, killing American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. In Egypt, protesters were clashing

AMSTERDAM - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals won a closely contested election, but he faced the prospect of having to form a government with his archrivals from the Labour party on Thursday. In what was by the standards of the last decade a very clear result, voters handed pro-European parties a sweeping victory, shunning the radical fringes and dispelling concerns eurosceptics could gain sway in a country viewed as a core member of the euro zone family. With more than 98 percent of votes counted, Rutte’s centre-right Liberals won 41 seats in the 150-member lower house, giving them a two-seat lead over the centre-left Labour Party on 39 seats. “We fought this election house by house, street by street, city by city, and I’m proud. Tomor-

row I will take the first steps leading to the formation of a cabinet,” Rutte said overnight after Labour leader Diederik Samsom conceded defeat. While the Liberals and Labour have played down talk of forming a coalition, the two parties would together command a governing majority in parliament. That would be a rare outcome in a country where three- or four-member coalitions are not unusual and coalition talks often take several months. That could offer the prospect of badly-needed political stability at a time of sluggish growth and when many say potentially unpopular legislation is needed to reform the housing market and healthcare. But it could also make for difficult coalition negotiations between two almost equal partners. While both parties are broadly pro-European, they have very different ideas on social and fiscal policy.

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Dutch Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Mark Rutte is interviewed after casting his ballot for parliamentary elections in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012.

Somalia’s new leader survives terrorist attack

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The remembrance of First Bali Bombing will be done at Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK), Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung on 12th October 2012. Bali Police have planned a security to protect foreigners coming moreover thousands of invitees from victim’s families will come which so Australian Federal Police will be involved as stated by PC Drs. Hariadi, Bali Police Public Relation Head when confirmed last Wednesday (12/9). It was stated Indonesia Police have given a special attention for its security so it can go safely and peacefully as it will also be attended by high officials of the country. Besides that, the former Palu Traffic Police Director stated that the cooperation was applied after coordination was discussed in a audience with Australia police with Head of Bali Police, General Inspector Drs. Budi Gunawan taking place at Bali Police Headquarters last Tuesday (11/9). “The security will be a prima Indonesia Police service for that it is hoped those involved will keep the disciplinary and maintain safety. The force is now still being planned by Bali Police Operation Berau,” Hariadi stated. (kmb21)

with police near the U.S. Embassy in the capital Cairo for the third day in a row. The violence has raised worries that further protests could break out around the Muslim world as anger spreads over the movie. Yemeni security forces who rushed to the scene fired in the air and used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators and were eventually able to drive them out of the compound. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was inside the embassy at the time of the attack. The Yemeni Embassy in Washington condemned the attack and vowed to ensure the safety of foreign diplomats and to step up security measures around their missions in the country.

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Buleleng lacks of nine tons of rice each year

Chief of Traffic Unit of Jembrana Police, I Gede Made Punia, recently said his party focused on three points of traffic post, namely the post at Sumbersari, Simpang Surapati and Rambutsiwi. According to him, the three posts had been added with personnel and two officers wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with a rifle. This measure was taken to anticipate similar shooting incident as happened in Singosaren, Solo. In addition, every two hours each officer was assigned to conduct an operation in turn against the vehicles passing through the Denpasar-Gilimanuk road section. Judicial operation to densely populated and prone area was also conducted by police officers in the level of subdistrict police station as the operation held by Mendoyo Police and Gilimanuk Marine Police. A number of boarding and rented houses were examined by police. Chief of Mendoyo Police, IB Sudarsana, through the Unit Chief of Criminal Detective, Nyoman Dania, with permission from Jembrana Police Chief said the judicial operation was carried out regularly at the dense population and vulnerable area in Mendoyo. Similar operation was also executed at Gilimanuk. The joint operation led by Chief of Gilimanuk Marine Police, Made Prihenjagat, also targeted dozens of boarding houses and examined the identity of each room dweller. On average, regional migrants had not equipped themselves with temporary residence certificate (SKTS). Aside from examining the population, the joint operation also inspected goods in the boarding house. Chief of Gilimanuk Marine Police, Made Prihenjagat, with permission from Jembrana Police Chief, Komang Sandi Arsana, said the measure was made to maintain the security at the entrance to Bali and order in the population administration. However, it was more focused on the anticipation against the entry of terrorists and hazardous goods to Bali. The operation would be carried out routinely for security. Other than targeting the boarding and rented houses, the officers of Jembrana Police also routinely conducted a highway raid in turn in each subdistrict police. The raid was targeting hazardous goods, people as well as suspected vehicles coming to Bali. (olo)

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Associated Press Writer

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia’s new president survived an assassination attempt on his second day in office when two suicide bombers blew themselves up Wednesday while trying to gain access into a heavily guarded hotel that is his temporary residence, officials and witnesses said.

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The attack highlights the challenge that insecurity caused by an Islamist insurgency poses to Somalia’s fledgling government, which is expected to help transform the east African country from being a failed state to one with functioning government. The African Union Mission for Somalia said one of its soldiers was killed when the two suicide

African Union soldiers help a colleague injured during one of the blasts outside the Jazeera Hotel, the temporary home of Somalia’s new president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, which was hit by two explosions in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

attackers attempted to penetrate the Jazeera Hotel where the President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Kenya’s foreign minister were giving a news conference. Three soldiers were wounded in the blast. The two suicide bombers set off explosions after they were shot by soldiers guarding the Jazeera Hotel, while another was intercepted and shot dead as he attempted to scale the walls of the hotel’s compound, the African Union Mission for Somalia, known as Amisom, said in a statement. Witnesses say at least one

more person was killed, bringing the total death toll to a minimum of five, including the three attackers. The president who was elected by Parliament on Monday, was undeterred by the explosions and continued to speak to the media, AMISOM said. Al-Shabab, a radical Islamist militia that is affiliated with alQaida and waging an insurgency against the Somali government, quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. Al-Shabab had opposed Mohamud’s election, saying it had been manipulated by Western powers.


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Renoir painting found at W.Va flea market Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — A woman who paid $7 for a box of trinkets at a West Virginia flea market two years ago apparently acquired an original painting by French impressionist PierreAuguste Renoir without knowing it. The woman considered discarding the painting to salvage its frame, but instead made an appointment to have it evaluated in July by the Potomack Co. auction house in Alexandria, Va., said its fine arts director Anne Norton Craner. When the woman pulled the painting out of a garbage bag she carried it in, Craner was nearly certain the painting was a Renoir with its distinct colors, light and brushwork. A plaque on the front labeled it “Renoir.” “My gut said that it was right, but you have to then check,” Craner said. French handwriting on the back of the canvass included a label and number. Craner turned to the catalog by French gallery Bernheim-Jeune that’s published all of Renoir’s work. “Low and behold, it was in volume one,” she said. An image of the painting was published in black and white, and the gallery’s stock number

matched the flea market find. So Craner made a digital image of the flea market painting, converted it to black and white for a closer look, and the brush strokes also matched, she said. “It’s not a painting you would fake,” Craner said. “If you’re going to fake something, you’d fake something easier.” Painting No. 24349 turns out to be Renoir’s painting “Paysage Bords de Seine,” which translates to Banks of the River Seine, Craner determined. It dates to about 1879 and measures 6 inches by 10 inches. The painting is set for auction Sept. 29. It could fetch $75,000 or more, Craner said.

Facebook friends get out the vote in large numbers

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Here’s something most politicians can “like”. A new study suggests Facebook friends may have played a significant role in getting hundreds of thousands of people to vote in the

last congressional election. Researchers found that Facebook users who got messages on Election Day that their friends had voted were a bit more likely to go to the polls than those who didn’t get the same reminder. They say the effect multiplied and likely

increased turnout by as many as 340,000 voters in 2010. Outside experts say the new study fits with other research on get-out-the-vote drives. But they say the numbers may be a bit high. The study is reported in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature.

FILE - This Nov. 2, 2010 file photo shows a sticker handed out to a voter on Election Day, in Waterville, Maine. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File

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LOS ANGELES — The Mars rover Curiosity is preparing to roll again after it completes its health checkups this week, project managers said Wednesday. Since landing in an ancient crater near the Martian equator Aug. 5, the car-size rover has trekked more than the length of a football field, leaving wheel tracks in the soil that could be spied from space. The most high-tech rover sent to the red planet, it spent the past month testing its instruments before embarking on a mission to examine whether the environment could have been hospitable to microbial life. Mission manager Jennifer Trosper said the sixwheel Curiosity has “performed almost flawlessly” so far. It still has to do a final check of its robotic arm and aim its camera to track one of Mars’

moons, Phobos, passing in front of the sun before hitting the road Friday night. “The plan is to drive, drive, drive,” said Trosper of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the $2.5 billion mission. Curiosity is headed toward a spot called Glenelg where three types of terrain meet. Along the way, it will select rocks to study up close and scoop up soil. So far, the rover has used its laser to zap at rocks several feet away. Within a month or so, it plans to use its robotic arm to drill into rocks. The rover’s ultimate destination is Mount Sharp, a mountain rising from the crater floor, but it was not expected to journey there until the end of the year. From orbit, the base appeared to contain signs of past water, providing a starting point to search for the chemical building blocks of life.

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Illegal tourist guides besiege Bali

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DENPASAR - Bali relying on the tourism sector is faced with the matter of complicated violation. It does not only relate to illegal accommodation and travel agencies, now the Island of the Gods is also faced with illegal tourist guides. The Dean of Faculty of Tourism, Udayana University, I Putu Anom, judged the weak enforcement of bylaw No. 5/2008 regarding the tour guide against the perpetrators had made it more powerless. Rampant existence of illegal tourist guides harmed the image of Bali tourism because they tended to provide inferior services. “Weak law enforcement has caused the proliferation of unlicensed tour guides. Even, their amount reaches 50 percent of the legal ones,” said Putu Anom in Denpasar. He said the existence of unlicensed tourist guides in Bali clearly went up against the rules. On that account, the Government Tourism Office in the province, regency and municipality should assign a team to discipline those illegal tourist guides operating in Bali. “The team of Bali Government Tourism Office should take decisive action against those illegal tourist guides. Legal sanction imposed to them should not only be a fine but whenever possible they should also be sentenced

with imprisonment. It is reasonable to be imposed in the effort to result in a deterrent effect,” he said. He mentioned those tourist guides had to know properly about the tourism potential of Bali including the nature, culture, religion and character of Balinese people. Such cultural understanding was the basic for a tourist guide to explain correctly about Balinese culture to tourists. “If surveyed, in general tourist will surely want a tourist guide who know, understand and appreciate the culture of Bali. By all means, tourists also want a tourist guide who really implements the Balinese culture,” he said. According to him, to ensure the quality of tourist guides in the future, it was necessary to hold a rigorous recruitment process. Selection of tourist guide candidates had to be coordinated with the Indonesia Tourist Guides Association (HPI). For hotel establishment, it should be coordinated with the Indonesia Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI), and permit of travel

agency should be coordinated with the Association of the Indonesia Tour and Travel Agency (ASITA). “Inevitably, the perpetrators who practice the culture and religion in person will have a better understanding on their culture than tourist guides that can only memorize the Balinese culture,” he said. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesia Tourist Guides Association (HPI) of Bali, Sangtu Subaya, said that based on reports from the members of HPI the recruitment of Mandarin-speaking tourist guide candidates was carried out by entrepreneur from Batam. The travel agency entrepreneurs in Bali handling the Mandarin market were suspected to employ those recruited tourist guides. “Bylaw on the travel agency business (UJPW) has obviously set forth that travel agencies are required to employ licensed tourist guides. The bylaw also mentions that to become a tourist guide, the candidate should pass through the process of submitting a license,” he said. (kmb27)

Mars rover Curiosity wrapping up health checkups Associated Press Writer

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Bali relying on the tourism sector is faced with the matter of complicated violation. It does not only relate to illegal accommodation and travel agencies, now the Island of the Gods is also faced with illegal tourist guides.

Balinese women:

In devotional services through the arts

Beauty can stop everyone’s eyes flickering. Beauty of the kid song can lullaby a baby. Similarly, beauty also can toss the imagination, soothe the mind and draw people to get near. Bali has many sources of that beauty offering the charm of nature, culture or adventure. By maintaining traditions inspired by Hinduism, Balinese people go on running in harmony with the time. In other words, they do not feel inferior because of inheriting those traditions. Beauty in the form of various dance movements has been introduced since early ages. On seeing a dance staged, a toddler may watch it attentively or its fingers move and move as if imitating the movement of the dance. Virtually all customary villages in Bali have gamelan troupe. This troupe plays important role in expressing their entertainment arts and accompanying every ritual activity. This existence gives opportunity to villagers from child to adult to express their artistic talent especially in dance, drama and gamelan arts. Young girls under twelve or elementary school age have a chance to participate in performing Rejang Dance. By wearing white and yellow costumes and floral decoration on head, they dance beautifully accompanied by gamelan music. Rejang Dance is one of the sacred dances performed in relation to the organization of temple anniversary or odalan. Other than putting a basic love to their tradition, they also show devotional service or ngatur ayah through the arts. When they grow older, right on entering secondary school, they join customary village youth club or Sekaa Taruna. Here, with their male friends and their brothers and sisters start to learn about organization. Many things can be learned through this organization. Since it has affiliation to customary village, they can learn about the making of some simple oblation under guidance of senior oblation maker and various traditional arts. In Bali, this youth club actually play important role in preparing young generation to maintain their valuable cultural heritages or to

prepare themselves for inheriting customary responsibility. With their male counterpart, here the young girls also learn to play drama or more complex traditional arts. Popular genres of performance showed are pure entertainment and the one in combination with sacred dance. The latter usually features Calonarang. This magical drama involves a combination of male and female players. In essence, this Calonarang drama highlights the endless fight between truth and untruth symbolizing by sanctified effigies or tapakan like Rangda and Barong. By and large, it is also associated with ritual events at local temple. In the following stage, when woman gets married she will enter the new organization, namely customary village. Having learned much about ritual works, it is now the time to practice them in wider social life. They should attend some socio-religious activities when the events engage the members of customary village. At this stage, household mother can remain to show her devotional service through the arts other than social works. Through the arts, they may join the drama or individual psalmodic singing or pasantian. How is about their private life? It is normal as others. They also have opportunity to build career in their profession. In modern life with heterogeneous professions as today, woman also works as men do. Traditions do not impede them to reach outstanding achievement in self-employee or office job. If they work at daytime, some social works will be held at the evening. Tradition is not something obsolete. Even, it retains abundant inspirations to create something new and creative that is advantageous for modern life. However, traditions should also be reviewed and adjust to the current condition without leaving behind its core. Tradition does not hinder women to get their career achievement. Even, it stays to give them a channel to express their spiritual sense through devotional services. (BTN/punia)


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Dry season, mushrooms production decrease 85% Semarapura (Bali Post) –

The dried dam is seen in Telaga Tunjung, Tabanan

As dry season, Telaga Tunjung dam starts drying up

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Tabanan (Bali Post)—

Apparently, the drought engulfing the rice fields in Tabanan will last longer. Moreover, the water supply from the dam runs thin. Due to current drought, condition of the Telaga Tunjung dam located at Timpag, Kerambitan is getting more apprehensive. Its water discharge decreases sharply. Even, some areas of the dam look to have dried out.

As observation of Bali Post to location on Wednesday (Sep12), condition of the dam water was quite alarming. Indicator of the water discharge showed the point far below 200 cm. More disturbingly, a number of dam surfaces began cracking due to the drought. The stones sinking all this time had been visible. The condition indicated the sharp subsidence of the dam water. Due to the drought, some tourist boats and rescue speed boats also ran aground on the edge of the dam. Headman of Timpag, Gusti Sukawahana, said the decline in the dam water discharge had been going on since a few weeks. However, the decrease could not be ensured. “It happened due to the factor of nature. Since it never rained, the dam water surely receded,” he said on Wednesday. Receding of the dam water was a normal phenomenon during the dry season. The drought engulfing the dam was most complained by farmers. Deputy Secretary of the Association of Indonesian Farmers (HKTI) of Tabanan, Gusti Subagia, claimed to receive a lot of complaints from farmers related to the water

crisis. “Two weeks ago, I checked the water condition at the Telaga Tunjung dam. It was indeed alarming,” he said via telephone. According to this farmer figure from Kerambitan, the water at Telaga Tunjung dam was no longer like a dam, but like ordinary river water because the height of water continued to decline sharply. This condition was estimated to have been going on since 1.5 months ago. He explained the dam initiated in the era of President Megawati was meant to irrigate the paddy field in the area of Subak Tangguntiti and around Megati village. In the whole, the area was estimated to reach 1,000 hectares. Due to the drought, farmers were forced to stop their rice cultivation because the water supply totally stopped. “After the dam was constructed, the water supply frequently trickles, let alone the dam water continues to dry up,” he complained again. Representing the farmers, he hoped it would rain immediately. Therefore, the water supply to rice field could run normally and begin the planting activities. Other than being complained by

farmers, the receding water at Telaga Tunjung dam was also complained by anglers like Ketut Sukadana, 45, from Tengkudak, Penebel. As the water receded, their fish catches declined as well. “I’ve been fishing from the morning, but I can only get 10 fish,” he complained. Typically, only within a few hours, he was able to catch up to two kilograms. Due to declining catches, the number of anglers diminished, too. The man doubling as a farmer estimated the receding dam water reached more than three meters. Such estimation was based on water traces on the stone surface. Now, the distance of water traces to the dam surface was about four meters. “The dam water has continued to decline within the past few weeks,” he said. According to Sukadana, he could angle to the dam for up to three times. Similar opinion was disclosed by another angler, Ketut Pegeh, 50, from Jegu, Penebel. Though having angled for hours, his catch was only a few. By and large, the fish caught were like Javanese carp and other freshwater fish. (kmb30)

The dry season not only cause people difficult to get clean water but also affected the oyster mushrooms production by Hambali a Kusamba Village, Dawan, Klungkung resident. Hambali stated the production went down 85 percent as the long dry season caused the seedlings won’t grow and develop as it needs a damp condition to grow it. In normal days, for a thousand log (package) it would produce 10-12 kg of mushrooms per day where it would be sold to retailers IDR 15,00016,000 and retailers would resell it IDR 20,00025,000 yet due to the dry season it only produced 1.5-3 kg per day despite the high demand. To balance the situation, Hambali admitted to have ordered oyster mushrooms from other businesses outside Klungkung such as at Karangasem and Bangli yet it is still not enough. Hambali added the normal seedlings would be able to produce in four months. At this kind of weather, manual damping is only the one thing can be doen where he would pouring water two times, morning and afternoon also spraying water so his business won’t close done. (kmb31)

Klungkung Market prone to fire Semarapura (Bali Post) –

Post the burning Kidul Market in Bangli, a number of Klungkung Market sellers worried if the place where they find their income is any safe from fire risks. Connecting to that, Klungkung Cooperative, Small Business, Industrial and Trade Agency Head, Nengah Becik, last Wednesday (12/9) directed a team to check the electricity installation also giving guidance to sellers. Becik admitted Klungkung Market is sensitive to fire so many of it sparked during the dry season. For that anticipations needed to be done including giving letters for warning in Klungkung and Galiran Market which it states to be careful working with fire such as stoves also to place offering with incense far from flammable items such as electricity cables. Besides that they were asked to supervise where their electricity cables placement are. “All has to be checked so nothing fatale happens later on,” Becik stated. From all these anticipations that can be done, a gas hydrant is never placed here so it is much needed. Meanwhile from what’s seen in the market, cables are not placed well where it could cause any short circuit any time. With that sellers agreed to have their cables checked and if there are those placed unwell it may be fixed. (kmb31)

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Miss Hard Rock Bali 2012

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KUTA - An interesting event was held by Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Friday (Aug 31). Beautiful women appeared to hypnotize guests who were enjoying their drinks. Those contestants moved lively over the counter while tourists enjoyed distinctive drinks of the hotel. In short jean pants and shirt above the navel, they walked while showing off their sweet and tempting smile. Of course, the presence of those women on the Center Stage was welcomed cheerfully. The presence of those talented women was not just entertaining guests, but they were also competing to win the title of Miss Hard Rock Bali 2012. Seven participants took part in the first contest. Material of the contest was not only the capability to show off stylishness, but also talent, appearance, beauty, intelligence and smartness. “Now, most participants are from Bali, whereas we also open the opportunity for those from outside Bali,” said Cynthia Carissa, Marketing Communications Coordinator of Hard Rock Hotel Bali. Selection of Miss Hard Rock Bali 2012, said Cynthia, was divided into two phases. Firstly, Heat Selection was held @ Centerstage on August 31, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. local timeonwards, while the second Heat Selection @ Centerstage was on September 7, 2012 at 9:00 p.m.-onwards. For finalist of Foam Party @ Sand Island would be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. - onwards. Meanwhile, the Final Round: @ Centerstage would be held on Friday, September 21 2012, at 9:00 p.m.-onwards.

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One of the participants of the Miss Hard Rock Bali 2012 showed off her style and talent before the jury panel and was witnessed by hundreds of in-house guests.

Calendar Event for September 1 through October 17, 2012 1 Sep Saniscara Pon Dunggulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung 2 Sep Redite Wage Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekarmukti-Balubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi-Badung 3 Sep Soma Keliwon Kuningan Pura Dasar Gelgel-Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah/Selemadeg-Tabanan Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin-Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuhan-Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan. 8 Sep Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan Pura Taman Pule Mas-Ubud Pura Ularan Takmung-Klungkung Pura Bukitjati Gulingan-Kawan Bangli Pura Dalem Tegehe Pura Dalem Tahak Pura Dalem Batuaji Pura Dalem Tegaljaya-Batubulan Pura Jenengan Maspahit Cemenggaon-Sukawati Pura Dalem Guwang-Sukawati Pura Sadha Kapal Pura Sakenan Sakenan Serangan Pura Pekendungan Kediri-Tabanan Pura Pasek Gaduh Grokgak Gede Tabanan Pura Dalem Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Dalem Purnajati Tanjung Puri Tanjung Periuk Jakarta Pura Dalem Tenggaling Guliang-Bangli Mr. Dukuh Tetek Peguyangan-Denpasar Pura Agung Blambangan Banyuwangi Pura Dalem Agung Sri Nararya Kresna Kepakisan Gelgel -Klungkung Desa Adat Munggu (Mekotekan) Mengwi-Badung Pura Panti Paksebali-Klungkung (Perang Jempana) Pura Penataran Agung Margowening Desa Balong garut Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur 2 Oct Anggara Wage Pahang Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) Besakih Pura Hyang Tibha i Batuan Sakah 3 Oct Buda Keliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem.

Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Gelgel Bungbungan Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal Pura Batur Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati 8 Oct Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar 13 Oct Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan - Klungkung Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih 14 Oct Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin - Lembongan Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar 17 Oct Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Petitenget Kerobokan - Kuta Pura Dalem Pulasari Samplangan - Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kepisah Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel Sumerta - Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan Sanding - Tampaksiring Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken Kaba-kaba - Tabanan

Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


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LOS ANGELES - Actress Gwyneth Paltrow was named the “World’s Best Dressed Woman” of 2012 by People magazine on Wednesday, wowing the celebrity magazine with a simple elegant style that avoids some of fashion’s quirkier trends. The Oscar-winning actress, 39, and wife of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, headed a list of the year’s style mavens that included Prince William’s wife Kate, R&B star Rihanna, and the Kardashian family of TV reality show fame. erspoon (best pregnancy) also made the top 10, along with Australian model Miranda Kerr. Among men, honors went to actors Andrew Garfield, Brad Pitt, Colin Firth, Robert Pattinson, Chris and Liam Hemsworth and singer Jay-Z. People also looked back at some of the fashion faux pas of 2012. The magazine recalled an orange lace dress worn with prominent black underwear by pop singer Fergie, and a floral floor-length dress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker that fashion blogger Heather Cocks said made the “Sex and the City” actress look like a cast member of polygamy TV reality show “Sister Wives.”

DENPASAR - European crisis has now been expanding to countries in Asia. Even, China as an economic super power currently holding the US bonds amounting to USD 1.1 billion is at risk of facing default or restructuring. This condition is also ascertained to suppress the economy of Indonesia, including Bali.

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow poses at the gala presentation for the film “Thanks For Sharing” at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival September 8, 2012.

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ISTANBUL — Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has arrived in Turkey to visit Syrian refugees in her role as special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency. Turkey’s Anadolu news agency says Jolie and UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres are expected to visit refugee camps along the border between Turkey and Syria on Thursday. Reports say Jolie will later travel to Ankara, the Turkish capital, for talks with officials who are handling the humanitarian crisis. Turkey hosts about 80,000 Syrians who have fled the 18-month conflict in their country. Earlier this week, Jolie and Guterres visited Syrian refugees in Jordan, which is also sheltering those who have fled the civil war in neighboring Syria. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) special envoy Angelina Jolie, gestures as she leaves the government palace, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

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People said the list was compiled after soliciting input from the celebrity magazine’s 42 million readers, its editors and fashion bloggers. While Oscar-winner Paltrow won the best dressed title, fashion icon Kate Middleton - formally known as the Duchess of Cambridge - was named the woman with the best classic style. Paltrow’s stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, told People that the actress was not a slave to trends. “She doesn’t do fringe. She has a uniform. It’s simple, not overdone,” Saltzman said. Emma Stone, the 23-year-old star of “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Help,” was chosen as having the best red carpet style, while singer Rihanna was praised for taking the most risks in her fashion choices. Actresses Jessica Alba (best jeans), Jennifer Lawrence (best under 25s), and Reese With-

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SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc’s new iPhone goes on sale on Friday with a bigger screen and 4G wireless technology, as the company seeks to safeguard its edge over rivals like Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Google Inc. The iPhone 5 fulfilled many of the expectations laid out by gadget geeks and technology analysts ahead of its Wednesday unveiling but offered few surprises to give Apple shares -- already near record highs -- another major kick. “There is not a wow factor because everything you saw today is evolutionary. I do think they did enough to satisfy,” said Michael Yoshikami, chief executive of wealth management

company Destination Wealth Management. Other industry analysts speculated about what else was in Apple’s product pipeline ahead of the crucial yearend holiday season, especially since the company stayed mum about an oft-rumored TV device or a smaller iPad. The consumer electronics giant that in 2010 popularized tablet computing with the iPad has given no hints on whether it plans a smaller version to match cheaper tablets from the likes of Google or Amazon.com Inc. “We would really like to see the iPad Mini in the product offering for the all-important holiday quarter. They still have time,” said Channing Smith, co-manager of the Capital Advisors Growth Fund. “As soon as we see that,

we will have more conviction about the stock heading into the final quarter.” Apple shares ended the day up 1.4 percent at $669.79. The latest iPhone comes as Apple faces competition beyond current key competitors Samsung and Google. Late entrant Microsoft Corp is now trying to push its Windows Phone 8 operating system as an alternative to Apple and Android, the most-used smartphone operating system in the world. Analysts have forecast sales of 10 million to 12 million of the new iPhones in this month alone. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook kicked off the event in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center but it was marketing chief Phil Schiller who introduced the iPhone 5 and took the audience through the new phone’s features. Continued on page 6

It was revealed by a banking and SMEs observer from Bali, I Gusti Viraguna Bagoes Oka when asked for his confirmation on Wednesday (Sep 13). Viraguna assessed the recent economic growth of Bali was quite prominent in the field of property and construction of a bridge spending a large amount of fund. Not to mention the expansion of the Ngurah Rai Airport worth over IDR 3 trillion funded through the state budget was merely in conjunction with the implementation of APEC. It was a non-bankable speculative condition. “In the short-term, the economy of Bali in the context of growth and broad sense will continue to grow. It is supported by the coming of unstoppable foreign investment coupled with the invasion of franchise businesses of the United States and other countries to Indonesia,” he said. He said based on the notes of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) 2012, the number of franchisors coming to Indonesia would reach over 100 companies. This condition would also trigger the growth of national economy, including Bali. “Nevertheless, the economic growth without being accompanied with the economic stability will result in the widening poverty gap and decreasing purchasing power,” he said. According to him, the restricted natural resources of Indonesia inefficiently and improperly managed by the government could likely threaten the distribution or domestic needs. The situation was feared to affect the condition or would cause a pressure on the economy and banking sector in Bali. Similar opinion was also expressed by Branch Manager of QNB Kesawan Denpasar, I Ketut Sirta. So far, the economic and banking condition in Bali remained very positive. European crisis was predicted to affect the economy and banking sector of Bali. “However, the impact caused will be very small. By all means, the impact incurred is the slowing down of export sector of Bali,” he said. (kmb27)


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