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Monday, October 14, 2013

Taylor Swift opens $4M Country Hall of Fame center Associated Press Writer

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — It might as well be Taylor Swift weekend in Music City. The pop star opened her $4 million Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday morning, and will accept her record sixth songwriter-artist of the year award from Nashville Songwriters Association International on Sunday. Swift cut the ribbon on the new education center she donated to the museum as part of its expansion campaign and showed reporters and local high school students the new classroom and exhibit space before

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FILE - This Sept. 24, 2013 file photo shows singer Taylor Swift at the premiere of the “Romeo and Juliet” in Los Angeles.

the museum opened. “I’m really excited about this music education center and the fact that right now they have three different classes going on today,” Swift said in an interview after the ceremony. “It’s really exciting that we can be here on a day when they’re not only unveiling it, but they’re starting to actively use it today.” The center will have classroom space, a hands-on instrument room and ongoing education opportunities. Museum officials say the new center will increase educational opportunities sevenfold going forward. And who knows? Maybe users will find the 23-yearold Swift hanging around some day. “We’ve been talking about different programs I can be involved in,” said Swift. “I hate to call it a lecture because that sounds like I’m yelling at people, but we could do a Q&A talking to students here and a songwriters discussion would be really fun to have at some point.”

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Duchovny and Anderson say they want more ‘X-Files’ Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — After 20 years, it’s possible for the details of a relationship to get fuzzy. Just ask David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who first premiered their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully on “The X-Files” two decades ago. The series aired nine seasons and resulted in two feature films. While the two were unsure where they left their relationship in the show and films, the 53-year-old Duchovny and 45-year-old Anderson both said they’re open to making a third “X-Files” movie. The actors got together Saturday to mark the 20th Anniversary of the series’ premiere. They participated in a panel discussion for fans at The Paley Center for Media in New York. When asked where their characters left off, the two weren’t completely clear on the specifics. “Well they (Mulder and Scully) were married the last movie,” Duchovny said, referring to 2008’s “The X-Files: I Want to Believe.” “Were we actually married?” Anderson asked. “I believe so. That was my impression,” he responded. Their characters did become romantically involved in the TV series and were a couple during the 2008 movie. However, it was not clear whether they were married. The both are clear, however, about their interest in another “X-Files” film. “All the principals are on board,” including “X-Files” creator Chris Carter, Duchovny said. “Gillian and I want to do it, so it’s really up to Twentieth Century Fox at this point.” Anderson said if fans want another film they should let their voices be heard. “If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that then I guess that’s what it would be.” Actors Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny attend “The Truth Is Here: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on The X-Files” at The Paley Center for Media on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in New York.

One of Bomb Bali’s volunteer, H. Bambang, commemorate 2002 Bali Bombing with other relatives of victims at Ground Zero in Legian, Kuta.

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Families of victims commemorate 2002 Bali Bombing Antara

DENPASAR - Families of the victims of the first Bali bombings on October 12, 2002, which killed 202 people, commemorated the tragedy at Ground Zero in Legian, Kuta, on Saturday. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

“Every year we commemorate the tragedy, albeit modestly due to financial constraints,” said Ni Luh Erniyati, chairperson of the Istana Dewata Foundation which organized the commemoration. The foundation was established by families of the victims from Indonesia and abroad. Members of the foundation

gathered at Ground Zero, prayed and showered the monument with flowers. Some passers-by were seen joining the ceremony by tossing flowers and lighting candles at the monument set up at the site of the bombing. I Wayan Rasmi, the wife of one of the victims, Made Sujana, said, recalling the incident 11

years ago, “At that time my husband, Made Sujana, was working as a security guard at Sari Club. My family and I were shocked upon hearing of the incident from my sister in law, who was also working at one of the night clubs in Kuta.” She said she still remembered how parts of her husband’s body

had been sent from the local Sanglah hospital in Denpasar. “Because the identification process was long, we, the family, finally decided to conduct a burial ceremony. After some time, we finally received parts of my husband’s body that had been identified based upon DNA testing,” she said.


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International

Monday, October 14, 2013

Bali News

Water crisis, farmers at Ban village, Kubu, sell cattle BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers help with two cisterns Amlapura (Bali Post)—

In dry season and regular clean water crisis, cattle raisers at Ban village, Kubu subdistrict, Karangasem, reduce the number of their cattle by selling them. Otherwise, the cattle can be thin or die due to lack of fodder and drinking water. In order to reduce losses due to lack of fodder and drinking water, cattle raisers were forced to sell their cattle. It was revealed by one of the Ban villagers, namely the hamlet chief of Ban, Nyoman Saba, Friday (Oct 11) at local village while receiving the representative of BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers. At that time, the representative Robert Wiradinata handed over a fund for the construction of two cisterns. It would be established near local hamlet

hall of Bukit Cutcut Mangun and another on hilltop of Pendem sub hamlet. “We deliberately establish the cistern on hilltop so that later on when having enough money we can easily drain the water from the cistern to people’s house,” said Pasek Taruk. The fund of cistern grant was received by hamlet chief Made Sudarma at Cutcut Bukit Mangun, while at Pendem was received by Labha Kinasa Farmer Group Leader I Ketut Pasek Taruk witnessed

by hamlet chief of Ban, Nyoman Saba, and dozens of group members receiving the assistance. Both groups looked happy to receive the cistern assistance. They repeatedly expressed their gratitude to BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers. Both groups had been preparing the land for building the cistern. Even, the group members at Pendem were willing to work at night to make a hole on hilltop for the cistern construction. “We have worked by mutual assistance at

night because it is very hot during the day,” said Pasek Taruk. He said the land dug was very hard. Later on, Pasek Taruk said, other than group member receiving the cistern assistance, the other residents could also take water from the cistern. Nyoman Dogol, an old grandpa having joined the resettlement program to North Sulawesi was in charge of maintaining the pipelines. The springs taken from the eastern slopes of Mount Abang, Bangli, would be drained to fill in the cisterns. Hamlet chief Nyoman Saba said that ahead of the regular dry season, farmers reduced the burden by selling their cattle or goats. It was intended to avoid greater losses.

During dry season, it was very hard for them to get fodder because the grass dried and clean water crisis engulfed. “Without selling quickly, we can suffer great losses because our cattle are thin and they even can die due to the unavailability of grass and water,” said Saba. Local farmers could only grow crops once a year when the land was damp due to rainwater. In this dry season, their cattle looked thin. Similarly, three pigs belonging to Pasek Taruk looked thin as well. “Farmers and breeders at Ban village cannot raise cattle in large quantity because during dry season there is no fodder and we have difficulty to get water,” added Saba. (013)

Crashed by tidal waves, cemetery revetment destroyed Tabanan (Bali Post)—

Sea waves of the southern ocean of Tabanan raged again. As a result, the revetment of cemetery owned by Pasut customary village, Tibubiu, Kerambitan, was crushed, Friday (Oct 11). Due to serious condition, the tidal waves had inundated the paddy field of local residents. As consequence, fishermen were forced to take day-off from going to sea. It started happening on Thursday afternoon (Oct 10). Until last Thursday, the waves still raged. Revetment of the Pasut cemetery having collapsed some time ago was then completely destroyed. Even, it was virtually dragged out to sea. It was unknown yet how many losses suffered due to the incident. Moreover, the concrete revetment was still fairly new. It spread approximately along 10 meters. “It happened on Thursday afternoon. The waves raged and devastated cemetery revetment,” said a fisherman figure from Pasut, Ketut ‘Sadam’ Arsana Yasa. This Chairman of the Indonesian Fishermen Association (HNSI) of Tabanan added the high sea waves had reached the land nearby, including the paddy fields. Brunt of the tidal waves further exacerbated the coastal erosion. According to Saddam, without immedi-

ate handling, the destroyed revetment of local cemetery would be getting worse and then eroded the land area of cemetery. Additionally, it was feared to disrupt the ritual ceremonies of customary villagers because the only access to location was through the coastal pathway. Other than damaging the cemetery revetment at Pasut, the tidal waves also harmed the fisherman parking hut at Kelecung Beach, East Selemadeg, whereas it was just built by local fisherman group. As a result, they had trouble to tether their boat. “The waves are really vicious and hazardous. The height could reach more than 4 meters,” said Saddam. All fishermen also took day-off together to avoid the brunt of waves. Saddam added that fishermen in Tabanan had taken day-off for six days since the waves turned vicious. They were forced to take it to avoid any accidents because the wave height was incomparable to the strength of fishing boat. It was unknown how long the day-off would take place. “We wait until the wave is turning quiet,” he said. According to him, since the past 10 years, only this time the brunt of wave could reach the mainland. The worst incident occurred in 1978 where seawater reached the highway up to a radius of 50 meters. (kmb30)

Activities

International

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Bali Hotels Association (BHA) recently visited four orphanages in Singaraja as part of its annual linen drive. This initiative was headed by Mrs. Virginie Tutin Sandstrom, Director in charge of Community Service for BHA. She was assisted by five participants also representing the organization. A bus containing 52 boxes of linen, towels and pillows departed Kuta at 8am for the journey to Singaraja.All items had been generously donated by members of the Bali Hotels Association namely The 101 Legian, Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, Aerowisata Sanur Beach Bali, The Oberoi Bali, Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, The Elysian, Harris Resort Kuta Beach, and Maya Ubud Resort & Spa. The first stop was at the largest orphanage in the region, NARAYAN SEVA, which provides a nurturing home environment to 85 children. The bus then visited Widhya Asih with 80 children c in care followed by Permata Bangsa and Al Khoirot, currently looking after 30 disadvantaged youngsters each. “Life in Bali is influenced by a social practice known as ‘gotong royong’,

which refers to joint responsibility and mutual cooperation. BHA is inspired by the ideals of this concept and the ongoing benefits of supporting those in need. The annual linen drive is one of many programs carried by BHA on a regular basis with the aim of giving back to the local community,” comments Alessandro Migliore, Chairman of Bali Hotels Association. “Visiting these orphanages was a truly inspiring experience. All of the children go to school and are being taught the necessary life skills that will enable them to become productive members of society. They are polite and extremely well spoken. Through the generosity of others, each orphanage has been able to slowly improve its facilities and living conditions. On this particular trip we were shown an organic garden, a batik workshop and

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donated computers. The children can participate in English classes, yoga, gymnastics, singing, dancing and other activities essential to growing up,” says Virginie Tutin Sandstrom. She adds, “Our deepest respect goes to the caregivers for their dedicated efforts in assuming total responsibility for these children and giving them love as well as a sense of purpose. BHAhas played a small role in comparison, but we are extremely happy in knowing that the linen collected is being put to good use.” Primary caregiver from Panti Asuhan Widhya Asih 3 Singaraja, Ibu Made Kristiani concluded, “We really appreciate the visit and donation from BHA. Everyone here is smiling today and each child received their own towel, pillow and bed sheet. It is small items like these that help us create a proper home environment.”

Calendar Event for October 4 through 28 , 2013

8 Oct Anggarkasih Julungwangi Pura Tirtaharum Tegalwangi Bangli Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangguntiti Jakatebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Sangsit Buleleng Pura Dalem Waturenggong Taro Tegalalang Pura Ibu (Pura Kaja) Wanasari Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Tulikup Pura manik Bingin Sidemen

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BHA conducts linen drive and orphanage tour

6 Oct Saniscara Pon Julungwangi Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Kayuputih Buleleng

The revetment of cemetery in Pasut customary village is damaged by the tidal waves

Monday, October 14, 2013

17 Oct Wraspati Wage Sungsang Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Tampuagan Tembuku Bangli Odalan Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Petemon Merajan Pasek Gelgel Melinggih Odalan Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Dewa Besakih 19 Oct Purnama Sasih Kapat Bathara Tiga Sakti Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Meru Cakra Lombok Pura Lempuyang Madya Karangasem Pura Penerejon Kintamani Pura Pulaki Buleleng Pura Tirta Empul Tampak Siring Pura Puseh, Pura Desa, Pura Penataran, Pura

Luhuring Akasa, Bhatara Hyang Basukih Desa Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Tirta Negari Singapadu Pura Puseh, Desa, Penataran Tangsub Sukawati Pura Penataran Agung Tegallalang Pura Desa Denjalan, Tegaltamu, Tegehe, Batu Yang lan Batuaji Batubulan Pura Puseh Singakerta Ubud Pura Nataran Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Bakuang Ceningan Nusa Penida Pura Pasek Getas Kawan Kedewataan Ubud Pura Agung Dukuh Sakti Pangku Subami Braban Pura Pasek Gelgel Carik Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Klanting Dukuh Krambitan Pura Pasek Bendesa Mas Gadungan Selemadeg Pura Agung Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Selemadeg Pura Penataran Pasek Kayu Putih Bandem Karangasem Pura Puseh Werdi Agung Bolang Mangondow Sulut Pura Dukuh Segening Wangsiang Karangasem Pura Dalem Khayangan Arya Gajahpara Sukaluwih Tejakula Buleleng Pura Pasraman Suci Renon Denpasar Pura Penataran Agung Kertabumi Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Jakarta Pura Luhur Waisnawa Asah Badung Sepang Buleleng Pura Ulun Danu Batur Songan Kintamani Pura Agung Bhuwana Skyline Jayapura Papua Pura Dalem Bengkel Banjar Benoh Ubung Denpasar Merajan Suci Geriya Penataran Banjar Gemeh Denpasar Pura Pejengaji Tegalalang Pura Panti PasekGelgel Desa Meliling Kerambitan Pura Pejenengan Dukuh Ogan Desa Sangkan Gunung Rendang Karangasem Pura Dadia Dukuh Segening Desa Swastika Buana Saputih Banyak Lampung Tengah Pura Dukuh Sakti Belatung Kukuh Kerambitan Pura Gumang (Bukit Juru) Desa Bugbug Karangasem Pura Kawitan Arya Samping Banjar Langon Kapal Pura Pejenengan Pule Sari Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem Pura Segara Penimbangan Banjar Galiran Desa Bakti Seraga Buleleng Pura Puseh Yeh Ulakan Desa Suana Nusa Penida Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani

Pura Pasek Tangkas Kori Agung Kukuh kerambitan Pura Penataran Ubud Pura Luhur Giri Kusuma Dauh Peken Blahbatuh Pemerajan Agung Jambe Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman Sari Busungbiu Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Giri Jagat Nata Ketewel Sukawati Pura Dang Khayangan Penataran Agung BaturningMambal Abiansemal 22 Oct Penampahan Galungan 23 Oct Hari Raya Galungan Pura Wakika Kupang, NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang, NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung I Jakarta Timur Pura Mustika Dharma Kompleks Kopassus Cijantung Jakarta Timur. 24 Oct Wraspati Umanis Dungulan Pura Watukaru Tabanan Pura Lempuyang Luhur Karangasem Pura Kentel Gumi Klungkung Pura Pasek Gaduh Umadesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Penebel Tabanan Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Tiyingan Merajan Pasek Gaduh Umadesa. 25 Oct Sukra Paing Dungulan Pura Ulun Suwi Jimbaran, Badung Pura Luhur Cemenggon, Sukawati Pura Pasek Ubung Denpasar 26 Oct Saniscara Pon Dungulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung 27 Oct Redite Paing Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekar Mukti Batubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi Badung 28 Oct Soma Kliwon Kuningan Pura Desa Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah Selemadeg Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuan Busungbiu Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan

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


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Lifestyle

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Visitors to Zion National Park take in the sights after the park opened on a limited basis Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 near Springdale, Utah.

Grand Canyon opens in state, fed nat’l parks deal Associated Press Writer

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — Tourists returned to the Grand Canyon on Saturday after Arizona officials along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan to reopen national parks, which had been closed as a result of the partial government shutdown. But the Obama administration’s permission to reopen tourist areas across the nation came with a big caveat: States must foot the bill with money they likely won’t see again. So far, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Arizona and New York have agreed to open parks that had been closed since the beginning of the month. Meanwhile, governors in other states were trying to gauge what would be the bigger economic hit — paying to keep the areas operating or losing the tourist money that flows when the scenic attractions are open. South Dakota and several corporate donors worked out a deal with the National Park Service to reopen Mount Rushmore beginning Monday. Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard said it will cost

$15,200 a day to pay the federal government to run the landmark in the Black Hills. He said he has wired four days’ worth of donations. In New York, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his state will pay $61,600 a day to fully fund Park Service personnel and the Statue of Liberty will open Sunday. In Arizona, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer balked at spending about $112,000 a day for a full reopening of the Grand Canyon. She said a partial reopening would be much cheaper while allowing tourists to visit and businesses to benefit. “The daily cost difference is enormous, especially without assurances that Arizona will be reimbursed,” said Andrew Wilder, a spokesman for Brewer.

In the end, Arizona agreed to pay the Park Service $651,000 to keep the Grand Canyon open for seven days. The $93,000 a day is less than the $112,000 the federal government had said was needed to fund park operations each day. In additional to state money, cash provided by the town of Tusayan, just outside the South Rim entrance, and private business would also be included in the funding. At this time of year, the Grand Canyon draws about 18,000 people a day who pump an estimated $1 million a day into the local economy. The town of Tusayan, and area businesses have pledged $400,000 to help reopen the canyon, but Wilder said it was unclear if the Interior Department could accept private funds.

International

Bali News

International

Monday, October 14, 2013

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TV ad puppets electrify Israeli gay rights debate

650 flights cancelled during APEC 2013

Associated Press Writer

Bali Post

JERUSALEM — The goal was merely to promote clean energy in Israel — but television ads starring a pair of male puppets called “plug” and “socket” have instead unleashed a debate about gay pride. The puppets, named Sheka and Teka in Hebrew, have appeared in ads for the state-owned Israel Electric Corp. for more than a decade. Israelis have long playfully questioned whether they might be gay. But the arrival of a baby puppet in the new campaign set off fresh speculation about their sexual orientation. The ads highlight a striking paradox of the Holy Land: Although religion holds great sway and there is no civil marriage, gays have gained a widespread acceptance that is increasingly noted around the world. Gay activists demand the ad characters, who have a close but ambiguous relationship, officially come out of the closet. Some gay rights advocates accuse the company of being intentionally ambiguous about their sexuality in a cynical publicity ploy. “This should weigh on the conscience of everyone who worked on this campaign, who will come home and ask themselves whether they would want to raise a child in a country where the electric company says: ‘Hide, don’t be proud,’” wrote Dvir Bar in nightlife magazine City Mouse. Sheka and Teka have drawn comparisons with another famous puppet pair: Bert and Ernie, whose sexuality also has come into question in pop culture. Sesame Workshop, which produces “Sesame Street,” has declared that the two are just good friends and they “remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.” In their latest ad, Sheka and Teka are seen in a living room, talking to a pinkish baby puppet with a tuft of orange hair. The scene then flashes back to a hospital nursery, where the baby is sucking on a pacifier and Teka congratulates Sheka on the birth of his child. It’s unclear who the mother is. Later in the ad, the duo sits on a park bench with the child. They breathe in the fresh air the electricity company suggests is made possible by cleaner energy production. Teka sniffs and suggests that the baby needs a diaper change. Other ads have seen the two on a shaded paddle boat in the Dead Sea, driving a red convertible in crisp black suits and sunglasses, and lounging on the couch in their pajamas. They have also been seen sharing a room with single beds. Many of the ads are public service announcements, warning children about the dangers of climbing electricity towers or getting too close to space heaters. The Israel Electric Corp. says it does not understand the fuss over the campaign. It says the puppets, who have been on the air since 2002, are merely delivering the company’s messages. “They represent the concerned Israeli, who is really worried about the air quality he is breathing and the environment he lives in. The baby that was born now represents the next generation,” said Oren Helman, a senior vice president who is behind the commercial. “There are no hints or ambiguities here.”

MANGUPURA - The economic leader meeting in the 21st Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit held on October 7-8 in Nusa Dua required the government to cancel the flight schedules for safety reasons. As a result, 650 flights were cancelled during the activity. Spokesperson of the Angkasa Pura (AP) 1 of Ngurah Rai International Airport, Sherly Yunita, revealed that 650 flights of totally 1,246 regular flights or precisely 52 percent were not operated. “Flight cancellations were made on October 6 to 9. The arrival of both domestic and international flight reached 341 flights and the departed amounted to 309 flights. Thus, they totally reached 650 flights,” said Sherly Yunita. According to her, the flight after the event had been getting normal. Authority of the Angkasa Pura I of Ngurah Rai Airport also began operating the new terminal for international departure. “At 8 o’clock tonight (Wed/ Oct 9—Ed), passengers of international flight that will leave Bali can enjoy the convenience of the new terminal. A total of 176 Jetstar passengers with flight number JQ117 to Perth, Australia, will become the first passengers departing from the new terminal,” she explained. Meanwhile, she said, the new arrival terminal would have 96 check-in counters, 26 immigration counters and 9 waiting rooms equipped with 11 passenger boarding bridges. The

AP Photo/Yossi Weiss, Israel Electric Corporation, HOPD

new terminal would be capable of serving more passengers than the old terminal. Previously, President Director of Angkasa Pura, Tommy Soetomo, said the existing terminal only had a capacity of 7 million passengers per year. In the future, with the terminal having double capacity, it would be able to

serve 16 million passengers each year. “We are thankful because terminal transfer process tonight can run smoothly, orderly and safely,” he said. He revealed that passenger growth rate for the last 6 years reached 14 percent. His party was optimistic with the future growth in passenger number that would

continue. Moreover, Indonesia had successfully hosted the APEC Summit. It would be a booster for the economic growth and tourism in Indonesia, especially in Bali. “By all means, it will be a challenge for the Angkasa Pura as the airport operator,” he said. He appealed to all the passengers, hotels and travel agencies to

pay attention to the signs having been prepared and expected they could maintain the orderliness and help smooth the process of passenger departure. “In order this transfer process can run smoothly and orderly, we do request the participation and cooperation of all parties,” he said. (kmb27)

Bali bombing site’s plan revealed IBP

This undated image released by the Israel Electric Corporation shows Sheka and Teka and a baby puppet used in its latest public service campaign.

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Tourists leave Bali through Ngurah Rai Airport recently. Around 650 flights were canceled during APEC Summit 2013 in Bali.

Detailed plans for an international peace park on the main Bali bombing site have been released, as project supporters launch a national fundraising campaign. The peace park design – by renowned Bali landscape artist Made Wijaya – includes a sculpture featuring 202 poles, representing the lives lost in the 2002 terror attacks. “But this is a forward-looking project and one that I ask all Australians to backwith just a few dollars each, through our new SMS donation service,” said Bali Peace Park Association Vice Chairman and bombing survivor Gary Nash in Perth.

“We join with our Balinese friends and supporters in wanting this to be a statement about the future of world peace, especially in our region.” His appeal was backed by Sydney’s Maria Kotronakis, who lost two sisters and two cousins in the Sari Club blast and is part of an international network of peace park advocates. Made Wijaya’s design incorporates four “contemplative corners” acknowledging the peoples of four faiths who were lost: Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Christian. “We hope, through garden beauty, to turn the memories of this place into a sense of respect for the deceased and of hope for peace in

the future,” Made said. “By incorporating artful natural planting in a Balinese way we hope people will feel peaceful and that their hearts will sing when they enter the space.” In Bali, prominent Legian and Kuta community representatives Nyoman Sarjana and Nyoman Swarsa said the peace park was a vital project that would spread goodwill and become a popular landmark in the busy tourist precinct. The former Sari Club site where most of the casualties occurred – remains a makeshift carpark at present, with commercial development vetoed by local authorities.

Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott said what happened on the land was a matter for the local people but he backed the project: “This is something that we would like to see happen and obviously the Commonwealth will do what it can to bring that about.” All Australian State, Territory and Federal governments are backing the project, promising a total of $900,000 towards the land purchase. Mr Nash said the project was entering a critical period. “It’s been 11 years since Bom Bali and many people are tired of waiting,” he said. “Knowing we have growing support in Bali and Australia, we

are now asking the landowner to re-consider the sale of the land.” But as the peace park association heads into negotiations, more public funds are needed to augment the $900,000 already pledged. The “Text Bali For Peace” appeal is designed to make donating easy via mobile phones, to boost the project ahead of renewed efforts to secure the land. While larger donations are welcome, just two, five or ten dollars from individuals will make all the difference in what will be a crucial 12 months for this project. “So we’ve made it easy to donate on your mobile phone. Remember to ‘Text Bali For Peace’.” Mr Nash said.


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Alarming condition, Gelar Monument needs repairing

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Condition of Gelar historical monument at Palungan Batu, Batuagung village, is in very alarming condition. The Freedom Valley struggle monument is a silent witness to the struggle of the fighters in seizing and maintaining the Independence of the Republic of Indonesia.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas is pursued by reporters upon his returns to Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, after a meeting between President Obama and Senate Republicans at the White House.

The current condition of Gelar Monument which is located in Palungan Batu, Batuagung village, Jembrana

asked the Jembrana Manpower and Resettlement and Social Agency, I Ketut Wiaspada, to immediately make a program for repairing and maintaining it without compromising the sanctity of the values and original physical condition. Other than taking care of the monument, the surrounding facil-

ity would also be equipped. For instance, it would be made a pathway to replace the dirt road and toilet facilities. Location around the monument was also often taken advantage by students to camp. Regent Artha also supported in order that young people recognized the monument through camping and

outbound activities. Thus, the significance of monument could be instilled. Meanwhile, Wiaspada said that his party would also refurbish the monuments in Jembrana other than the one at Gelar. On the other hand, Chief of Palungan Batu hamlet, Made Pernama, said the condition of the

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Gelar struggle monument looked unkempt and vile. Indeed, the historical asset existed in the region, but it was owned by the Legion Veteran of the Republic of Indonesia (LVRI). Condition of the valley adjacent to Batuagung River was quite pristine, tranquil and sparsely populated. (olo)

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Prostitutes from East Java feared to rush Bali Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Bali remains in the top five in the case of HIV/AIDS and even the case in Bali continues to increase each year. The HIV/AIDS case is feared to increase when Bali becomes the target of commercial sex (PSK) workers from East Java to peddle their body. It happens because a few localizations in East Java have been closed so the prostitutes spread to Bali. As a result, the condition becomes a serious threat to Bali. “We worry that shutdown of localizations in East Java will kindle the prostitutes to escape to Bali and nearby provinces such as Central Java and others,” said the Head of Bali Social Services in Denpasar,

Nyoman Wenten, Friday (Oct 12). According to him, the East Java provincial government had a program to discipline and slowly close the prostitute localization starting last year. Of the 40 existing localizations, only 30 localizations remained after the shutdown program. “Thus, about 8-10 localizations have been closed. This certainly has an implication on the closing of the employment opportunities for the sex workers in East Java. Therefore, they are possibly looking for a new place such as Bali,” said Wenten. He said the incoming sex workers from East Java to Bali needed watching because the threat of the deadly HIV/AIDS disease transmission was increasing. “Bali becomes one of the

targets of prostitutes because Bali is a tourist destination and the commercial sex workers can live safely in Bali. The law of economy is applicable here, where there is demand there must be a supply,” he said. According to him, it was difficult to detect and prevent the entry of prostitutes into Bali because it was not possible to record and question them one by one whether they were prostitute or not. What could be done, said Wenten, was only providing socialization, awareness and skills to the existing prostitutes in Bali so they would no longer work in the profession. “Social Service only serves to provide socialization, while the law enforcement or inspection to dimly lit café and nightlife premises where the prosti-

tutes operate belongs to the authority of municipal police. Similarly, we cannot prohibit the commercial sex workers from entering Bali,” he concluded. Met at different location, a member of Commission IV of the Bali House, Wayan Rawan Atmaja, recognized the increasing number of prostitutes coming to Bali was a threat in itself. Moreover, it could be closely linked to the increase in the HIV/AIDS case in Bali. “As a tourist destination, Bali is so excellent where the prostitutes also consider it a great place to work. As implication, it kindles the increase in the HIV/AIDS cases. So, we need to anticipate these problems together,” said the politician from Nusa Dua. Although it was hard to detect

and record every temporary migrant including the prostitutes, Rawan still hoped there were more strict data collections to them. Personal identity and purpose of their coming to Bali should be clear and they should clarify what job to take after arriving in Bali. On that account, the role of the community in the customary village was expected to be able to supervise the entry of prostitutes to the territory. “Besides, to prevent the increase in the HIV/AIDS case, the dimly lit cafés and nightlight spots must be regularly raided. Regular medical checkup should also be provided for the prostitutes whether they have been contracted by HIV/ AIDS or not,” said the Golkar Party politician. (kmb29)

Congress lumbers while threatened default looms Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats in Congress failed to make any significant progress toward a deal Saturday even as a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer and a partial government shutdown neared the end of its second week. Lawmakers in both parties said they were watching for the reaction to the political uncertainty by the financial markets when they reopen after the weekend. There are two issues at play: the U.S. government has been partially shut since Oct. 1 because of Congress’ failure to pass a normally routine temporary spending bill. Separately, Obama wants Congress to extend the government’s borrowing authority - another matter that usually had been routine. The focus of efforts to end the government shutdown and prevent a U.S. default shifted to the Senate on Saturday, where Senate leaders were in bipartisan talks aimed at resolving the twin stalemates. “We haven’t done anything yet” by way of compromise, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said,

although he and other Democrats said repeatedly there was reason for optimism. Across the Capitol, a member of the hardcore conservative tea party caucus, Republican Rep. John Fleming, said there was “definitely a chance that we’re going to go past the deadline” of Thursday that Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has set for Congress to raise the $16.7 trillion debt limit. Amid meetings in Washington of world finance officials, the International Monetary Fund’s policy committee said the U.S. needs to take “urgent action” to address the impasse. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim stressed the urgency for Washington policymakers to reach agreement on raising the debt ceiling before the Thursday deadline set by

Lew, saying the economic fallout of failing to act could include increased interest rates, slower global economic growth and falling business confidence. Such an outcome, he said, would have a “disastrous impact” on poor nations. President Barack Obama met with Senate Democratic leaders at the White House after accusing Republicans of practicing the politics of extortion. “Manufacturing crises to extract massive concessions isn’t how our democracy works, and we have to stop it,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address. Ironically, though, House Republicans who triggered the shutdown with tea party-driven demands to eradicate Obama’s health law conceded that they had temporarily been reduced to virtual bystander status. “The Senate needs to hold tough,” Republican Rep. Greg Walden quoted Speaker John Boehner as telling House Republican lawmakers in a private meeting Saturday morning. “The president now isn’t negotiating with us.”

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Cyclone in India weakens; officials say few deaths

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Negara (Bali Post)—

Location on the hill valley at the edge of the Batuagung River was formerly the headquarters of the fighters belonging to the members of the Indonesian Council of People’s Struggle (DPRI). At the same location, the troops from around Jembrana led by Ida Bagus Gde Dosther joined the ‘M’ forces led by Captain Markadi to set the strategy for the fight against the Dutch. So far, the monument established at the river side remains to stand firmly. Unfortunately, the monument does not get attention at all. Other than overgrown by weeds, roof of the monument was also overgrown by reeds. Additionally, the umbrella and yellow cloth wrapped around the monument body has also been worn. On hearing the information, the Regent of Jembrana I Putu Artha visited the monument located at the edge of forest, Friday morning (Oct 11). Regent Artha was sad to see the monument condition. He said it should be fixed considering the historical value of the monument was very significant for Jembrana. He

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BEHRAMPUR, India - India began sorting through miles of wreckage Sunday after Cyclone Phailin roared ashore, flooding towns and villages and destroying tens of thousands of thatch homes, but officials said massive evacuation efforts had spared the east coast from widespread loss of life. The storm, the strongest to hit India in more than a decade, destroyed hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of crops, but more than 18 hours after it made landfall in Orissa state, officials said they knew of only nine fatalities. The final death toll will almost certainly climb, and parts of the cyclone-battered coast remain isolated by downed communication links and blocked roads, but the evacuation of nearly 1 million people appeared to have saved many lives. “Damage to property is extensive,” said Amitabh Thakur, the top police officer in the Orissa district worst-hit by the cyclone. “But few lives have been lost,” he said, crediting the mass evacuations. A cargo ship carrying iron ore, the MV Bingo, sank Saturday as the cyclone barreled through the Bay of Bengal, coast guard officials said. The crew of 18 including 17 Chinese and one Indonesian - got into a lifeboat but had not been located by mid-

day Sunday. Port officials were in touch with the crew by radio until 4 a.m. Sunday, and the coast guard was still searching for the crew, said guard Commandant Sharad Matri. The storm weakened significantly after making landfall early Saturday night, with some areas reporting little more than breezy drizzles on Sunday, but meteorologists said parts of the region would face heavy rains and winds for the next 24 hours. “Its intensity is still strong, but after crossing the coast it has weakened considerably,” Sharat Sahu, a top official with the Indian Meteorological Dept. in Orissa, told reporters. Indian officials spoke dismissively of American forecasters who had warned of a recordbreaking cyclone that would drive a massive wall of water - perhaps as large as 9 meters high (30 feet high) - into the coastline. “They have been issuing warnings and we have been contradicting them,” said L.S. Rathore, director-general of the Indian Meteorological Department. “That is all that I want to say.” “As a scientist, we have our own opinion and we stuck to that. We told them that is what is required as a national weather service - to keep people informed with the reality without being influenced by over-warning,” he said at a news conference in New Delhi, the capital.

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Indians ride through an over flooded bridge from Cyclone Phailin in Berhampur, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.


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The IMFC meeting begins during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings at IMF headquarters, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Washington. World finance officials prepared to wrap up three days of meetings in Washington, where fretting about the risk of an unprecedented U.S. debt default overshadowed myriad worries about a shaky global economic recovery.

World finance officials focus on global risks Associated Press

WASHINGTON — World finance officials pledged on Saturday to deal with new risks to the global recovery while they kept up pressure on the United States to address the biggest threat of all — a market-rattling default on U.S. debt. The International Monetary Fund’s policy committee said the United States needed to take “urgent action” to address the budget impasse that has blocked approval of legislation to increase the government’s borrowing limit before a fast-approaching Thursday deadline. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, who shuttled between the global finance talks and negotiations with Congress over the debt ceiling, has warned that he will exhaust his borrowing authority Thursday and the government will face the prospect of defaulting on its debt unless Congress raises the current $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. Across town from the global finance meetings Saturday, a Democratic-backed effort at the Capitol to pass a one-year extension of the borrowing limit failed to get sufficient votes. But in a more hopeful sign, negotiations to end a partial government shutdown, now in its 12th day, and raise the debt ceiling began between

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Boeing warns of layoffs as US shutdown drags on WASHINGTON - Boeing said Saturday it may have to send home workers in its defense, space and security unit without pay if the US government shutdown in a budget battle continues. “While the company is working to limit the negative impact of the shutdown on customers and employees, we expect some consequences could emerge in the coming days, including limited furloughs of employees in some areas,” the company said in an email to AFP. “At this time, we expect the furloughs to be limited to employees in Boeing Defense, Space & Security.” The US aerospace and defense giant’s announcement came as the partial federal government shutdown ground through a 12th day with no sign of a political budget deal to end it, and as the nation careened toward an October 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling or face a catastrophic default. The failure of Congress to agree a budget for 2014 fiscal year that began on October 1 forced the shutdown of so-called “nonessential” government operations, furloughing hundreds of thousands of civil servants and dramatically disrupting military contract work because the Pentagon has no money to cover compulsory inspections and audits. Boeing said the furloughs would be ordered “as a result of customers issuing stop work orders, limiting access to federal installations where Boeing employees work, and curtailing government inspections or eliminating funds to continue operations.” The Chicago-based company did not say how many employees it could furlough from Boeing Defense, Space & Security, which has 59,000 employees worldwide. Boeing also noted the shutdown was negatively impacting activities such as for NASA and other government customers, and that it was continuing to work with its customers and suppliers to maintain normal operations in as many parts of its business as possible.

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Democratic and Republican Senate leaders. Global finance officials were nervously monitoring those talks during their three days of discussions, held around the annual meetings of the 188-nation IMF and its sister lending agency, the World Bank. “I think it is unthinkable that an agreement won’t be found,” Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, told reporters Saturday, expressing the hope that a resolution could be found soon. Asked what might happen if the U.S. budget debate were not resolved for six months or more, Singapore Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the chairman of the IMF committee, said it would be harmful to the entire world because it would be a blow to the confidence that is needed for businesses to make investment decisions. “If we don’t clear resolution of the U.S. debt issue, it is hard to see how that confidence will come back so it is a critical issue

for all of us.” Adopting language used Friday by the Group of 20 major economies, the IMF’s policy panel in its closing statement said, “The United States needs to take urgent action to address” the uncertainties created by the budget impasse. The IMF panel called on emerging economies, which have been key in recent years to global growth, to undertake the reforms they need to better withstand the adjustments that will come as central banks such as the Federal Reserve begin the process of withdrawing the economic support that has kept interest rates at ultralow levels. Emerging market economies benefited from investment flows as investors poured money into those nations during the period when rates were low in the United States and other major economies. But many of the developing nations have been rocked in the past few months as the investment flows reversed as investors rushed for the exits following the Fed’s signals in June that U.S. higher rates could be coming. Countries such as India and Indonesia have been among the hardest hit as their currencies and stock prices tumbled.

JEMBRANA - Buffalo race or makepung is a racing attraction of a pair of buffalos remaining to be preserved by a number of Jembrana agrarian communities. If Madura community has bull race, Bali has buffalo race that grows and develops in Jembrana. The racing is not just to win a prize, but more intended to attain a pride of the buffalo owner. Besides, it is also to show off the superiority of the two groups involved, namely the Ijo Gading Barat (west of the river) or Ijo Gading Timur (east of the river). The Ijo Gading Barat covers the western subdistricts such as Melaya and Negara. Meanwhile, Ijo Gading Timur is the group located in the east of the river consisting of Jembrana, Mendoyo and Pekutatan subdistrict. In terms of the cash prize received by the winner, it is not comparable to the price of two racing buffaloes along with the raising cost. The activity tends to be emphasized on the preservation of the agrarian tradition and prestige among the buffalo owners. A pair of buffalos cost around IDR 30 million - IDR 60 million. Even, the price can rise up when the buffalos have outstanding achievement in the racing arena held regularly every year. Although the race is only organized two times a year, the process of preparation and training of the buffalos is very tiring and spending adequately much money. Even, the owners train their buffalos almost every week in some training circuits nearby as at Delod Berawah (Mendoyo), Mertasari (Jembrana) and Sang Hyang Cerik

(Melaya). Each has its own distinctive trick to make their buffalo go faster on the track. Moreover, they are also given special treatment, much different from the one given to ordinary buffalos. Besides, they are routinely given special herbal drink mixed with Balinese palm sugar, eggs and coconut water. Additionally, the racing buffaloes should be frequently seasoned. It is noted there are hundreds of active buffalo racing groups both at Ijo Gading Barat and Timur. This buffalo race also has its own fans. It’s no wonder that every implementation of the Regent Cup and Jembrana Cup is always thronged by myriad spectators. They are willing to stand on the edge of the track under the heat of the sun to see the buffalo race and attractions performed by its jockey in controlling their buffalos to finish line. Buffalo race is one of 12 arts categorized into rare cultural attraction of Jembrana. From various sources, such attraction is estimated to have been organized since 1920s, almost simultaneously with the development of the Jegog art. Buffalo race has been growing through generations in the agrarian community of Jembrana at that time. In the past, there were approximately 90 subak organizations spreading from Melaya to Pekutatan. Buffalo was a common carrier used to transport rice and easy to find among the farmers at that time. When transporting their rice from rice field to their barn, farmers always moved hand in hand. Some of them raced one another in order they could arrive home quickly and transport the entire harvest yield faster. Such an

activity then inspired the tradition of makepung or buffalo race. Now, the buffalo race is more practical, where participants use very simple cart with two wheels and is only ridden by a jockey. Coordinator of the Jembrana Buffalo Race, I Made Mara, said the buffalo race could be categorized into a relatively expensive art. It happened because a pair of buffalos could

cost around IDR 30 million - IDR 60 million and could rise again. If totaled, the price of buffalos of all the participants involved in the race could reach billions of rupiahs. It excluded their racing preparation made a few months before the date of the race. The Regent of Jembrana, I Putu Artha, said that buffalo race was a valuable asset that should be pre-

served all the time. “This is a tradition born by the community of Jembrana and can only be found in this region. Therefore, we must continue to preserve it both to attract tourists and to be made the icon of the regency,” he said. Additionally, his party also hoped the buffalo race tradition could give contribution to other sector such as the agriculture and livestock, especially buffalo livestock. (olo)

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Buffalo race or makepung is a racing attraction of a pair of buffalos remaining to be preserved by a number of Jembrana agrarian communities.

Sustainable agriculture hard to be realized

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DENPASAR - Determination of sustainable agriculture in Badung County is not more than just a discourse, but also difficult to be achieved. According to the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Warmadewa University, I Nyoman Kaca, such condition happened because there had no price certainty for farmers and the absence of laws protecting their existence. “So far, the endeavor of the government to maintain the agricultural sector was only through fertilizer assistance. Actually, what farmers need is the price certainty where it will make farmers preserve their land,” said Nyoman Kaca in Denpasar. According to him, the difficulty to maintain the farmland from the invasion of land conversion was not only faced by Badung County. The matter of land conversion was experienced by almost all counties in Bali. Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali also mentioned that during the period of 1999 the land area in Bali reached 86,071

hectares. The figure showed a decrease of 4,140 hectares or left 81,931 hectares in the period of 2009. The paddy field area was still dominated by Tabanan County (22,465 hectares) and Gianyar (14,743 hectares), while Buleleng with the condition of dry hills and forest area had the largest area of non-paddy field spreading across 70,516 hectares. Then, in the period of 14 years namely from 1997 to 2011, the reduction of productive land reached 436 hectares, or 0.50 percent each year. In 1997, our productive land was recorded to reach 87,849 hectares and decreased to 81,744 hectares.

“In Denpasar, for example, tax subsidies for farmland have been given, but the land conversion remains to occur. Farmers are more profitable to sell their land or to build the boarding house rather than farming because there is no price certainty,” he said. He said that with the price certainty farmers would be interested in pursuing the profession, so the land conversion could be stemmed and the sustainable agriculture could be realized. “Relevant agencies should also have a single agreement. For example, the PLN and PDAM will not provide their services in the areas belonging to green belt. Thus,

people will not build at the location. By that way, the land conversion can be stemmed,” he said. It was also mentioned, if it was possible, any development violating the green belt then the PLN would not provide power service to the area. With the same coordination, Telkom would not provide telephone line and PDAM did not provide clean water service. Low public interest to pursue the agricultural sector was visible from the persistent declining trend where less and less people deeply involved in the sector. Even, last year their number remained 580,390 (Feb 2013) from 653,790 (Feb 2012). The Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gde Suarsa, also revealed that among the several sectors lately absorbing dominant employment, only the agricultural sector that continued to experience setbacks. “In the past

year (Feb 2012- Feb 2013), almost all employment sectors experienced an increase in the number of workers, except for the agricultural sector dropping by 73,400 people or about 11.23 percent,” he said. He recognized the decline in the employment faced by the agricultural sector occurred due to the impact of the economic transformation from the agricultural sector to other sectors. Such condition should be addressed so the agricultural sector would not be increasingly abandoned considering that the sector still had a superiority. “In the perspective of business scale, the agriculture sector is indeed less promising because the cultivated area is averagely in a small or limited scope. As consequence, a lot of people are looking for alternative business considered more profitable,” he said. (kmb27)


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BERLIN - A German couple’s marriage got off to a rocky start when the groom forgot his bride at a highway gas station on the way home from their honeymoon, only noticing she was missing after hours had passed. Police said Friday the couple was heading home to Berlin from France when the man pulled over near the central town of Bad Hersfeld late Thursday to fill up their van. The woman had been sleeping in the back but got up - unbeknownst to the man - to use the toilets and he drove off before she returned. Only after 2 ½ hours on the road did he notice she was gone and called police, who said she was patiently waiting.

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A Vietnamese man knees down and cries while the convoy carrying the coffin of the late Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap passes by as it heads to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

Thousands bid farewell to Vietnamese war hero Associated Press Writer

HANOI, Vietnam - Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Vietnam’s capital on Sunday to bid a final farewell to the legendary war hero who led the poor Southeast Asian nation to victory over the French and then the Americans. “Long live Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap,” people chanted, many in tears, as his flag-draped coffin passed by on a truck-drawn artillery carriage. The procession traveled along a 40kilometer (25-mile) route from the national funeral house in downtown Hanoi to the airport. Crowds of people, both young and old, lined the route, in places 10 deep. Giap, who died Oct. 4 at age 102, was revered in Vietnam only second to his mentor, former President Ho Chi Minh. Alongside the public outpouring of emotion, the government orchestrated an elaborate send-off for the general, seeking to use the moment to foster national unity at a time of discontent and economic malaise. After the war, Giap was sidelined by the Communist Party, and toward the end of his life emerged as something of a critic, shielded from consequence because of his popularity. State-controlled media has been awash in eulogy for him since his death, but neglected to mention that chapter of his life. “You, comrade, have made a

great and excellent contribution to the revolutionary cause of our party and nation,” Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong said in a eulogy read out at the funeral house. “Your personality and your great contribution were strongly imprinted in the heart of the people.” Following the funeral, Giap’s body was flown to his home province of Quang Binh in central Vietnam, with hundreds of thousands of people lining the 70-kilometer (43-mile) route from the airport to his burial site. The burial ceremony was attended by President Truong Tan Sang and other top officials and broadcast live on state television. Giap was buried in Quang Binh instead of the Mai Dich cemetery in Hanoi, where most high-ranking Vietnamese officials are traditionally buried, in accordance with his and his family’s wishes. Giap is best remembered for leading Vietnamese forces to victory over the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. His Chinese advisers told him to strike elite French forces fast and

hard, but Giap changed plans at the last minute and ordered his jungle troops, clad in sandals made of old car tires, to besiege the French army. The French were defeated after 56 days, and the unlikely victory led not only to Vietnam’s independence, but hastened the collapse of colonialism across Indochina and beyond. Throughout most of the war that followed against the United States, Giap was defense minister and armed forces commander, but he was slowly pushed aside after Ho Chi Minh’s death in 1969. The glory for victory in 1975 didn’t go to Giap. “No words can describe how much love and respect people reserve for Gen. Giap,” 71-year-old Nguyen Thi Vi, from the central province of Ha Tinh, said as she waited in the crowd in Hanoi to pay her final respects. “I feel like I lost one of my relatives,” she said. “Gen. Giap will live forever in the heart of Vietnamese people and we may not witness another great man like him. We should set up temples to honor him and where people can go and pay their respect.”

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Door falls off plane, lands on US motel roof Associated Press Writer

MONTEREY, California - A door that fell off a small plane has been found on a Monterey motel roof. The Salinas Californian reports (http://bit.ly/1gb3TN7) the door fell from a Beechcraft King Air twin-turboprop plane that took off from Monterey Regional Airport Thursday afternoon. The pilot heard a pop and turned around the land. He realized the door was missing when he was back on the ground. But the door wasn’t discovered until Friday morning when a contractor working outside the motel noticed it. The front desk manager at the El Castell Motel says no one heard the 75-pound (34-kilogram)door crash into the tile roof because the room below was unoccupied. The National Transportation Safety Board will examine the door and the plane to determine why it came loose and fell.

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, listens to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono speaking during a joint press conference at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.

South Korea and Indonesia inked billion dollar trade deals Agence France-Presse

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JAKARTA - South Korean and Indonesian businesses inked more than $4 billion in trade deals Friday as Korean President Park Geun-Hye lobbied to fast track a free-trade agreement with Southeast Asia’s top economy.

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military has discovered an underground tunnel dug out from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel, the army said Sunday, adding it believes militants had intended to use the tunnel to attack or kidnap Israelis. In response, the military froze the transfer of all construction materials to the Palestinian territory, the army said. There was no immediate comment from the militant group Hamas, which rules the coastal strip. Hamas has dug tunnels into Israel in the past. In 2006, Hamasallied militants sneaked into Israel through one such tunnel, kidnapped a soldier, Gilad Schalit, and held him hostage in Gaza for five years. According to the Israeli military, the latest tunnel is 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) long and appears to have been recently dug and in use until its discovery last week. A tunnel opening was found near a kibbutz along the Israel-Gaza border, and the military speculated that Hamas may have been planning an attack on a kindergarten there. The military said it waited a week to publicize the discovery because a search for explosives was underway. The army said an elite engineering corps was sent into the tunnel, but would not say whether explosives were found. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the tunnel’s discovery and said Israel’s resolute policy toward the Gaza Strip, including last year’s military offensive, has led to the “quietest year in more than a decade” along the Israel-Gaza border.

Indonesia and Korea have agreed to more than treble trade from $29.6 billion in 2012, and both governments have expressed hope of finalising a free-trade agreement by year-end. “We need a firm institutional framework if South Korea and Indonesia are to achieve the goal of expanding trade volume to $100 billion by 2020,” Park told business leaders from the two countries at a meeting in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Park said she hoped the comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA), which is currently under negotiation and will break down trade barriers, would be finalised at the earliest possible date. “This pact will contribute greatly to expanding trade volume between the two countries,” Park said of the agreement, which has gone through five rounds of negotiations

since talks began last year. Among the deals signed, worth $4.14 billion collectively, was a $3 billion investment into a railway to transport coal and $600 million into a power plant. Park’s push for the agreement comes on the back of the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation summit, where leaders preached free trade to buoy the global economy. Korea is one of many nations looking to tap into Indonesia’s booming economy -- it is already Indonesia’s third-biggest investor and fourth-largest trade partner this year, according to the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce. Park told local media that she hoped to boost defence ties with Indonesia, having clinched a $1.1 billion deal in late 2011 to build two submarines for the country and transfer technology so Indonesia could build a third.

Her remarks came as South Korea and Japan took part in a US-led joint naval drill off the southern coast of the Korean peninsula that provoked fiery threats of a counterattack from North Korea. Park did not address the threats, but criticised the North Korean regime, which has restarted a plutonium reactor that could help boost its nuclear weapons programmes, according to the South’s spy agency. “It makes no sense for North Korea to channel all efforts and energy into the development of nuclear weapons at a time when people are suffering of hunger and other hardships,” she told the Kompas daily newspaper. The Korean president is Indonesia as the two countries mark 40 years of diplomatic ties. Park is scheduled to meet with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Saturday.

KERENG PANGI - In a desolate area of central Indonesia where lush rainforest once stood, illegal miners on the frontline of a modern-day gold rush tear up the earth in the hunt for the precious metal. Thousands of men use high-pressure hoses to blast tonnes of sand out of the ground daily in open pits around Kereng Pangi on Borneo island, before running it through filters to find specks of gold. Aside from the environmental devastation, the workers there and at many similar sites across Indonesia are risking their health and poisoning communities by illegally using mercury to extract gold. Mercury can cause serious neurological damage and gold miners who work for years burning the metal develop symptoms such as tremors and persistent coughing. The situation has been described as a “health timebomb” by Professor Marcello Veiga, an expert in the use of mercury in small-scale gold mining at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. “They will die by the thousands,” he said. Jakarta hopes that a landmark UN convention, signed this week in Japan aimed at reining in the use of mercury, will limit supplies of the metal for miners in Indonesia and help reduce the deadly practice. But others believe the treaty, signed near Minamata in southwest Japan where mercury pollution poisoned tens of thousands, is too weak to tackle a problem that has grown in tandem with the price of gold. The United Nations estimates that up to 15 million so-called “artisanal smallscale gold miners” operate in 70 countries. In Indonesia, the numbers have risen from an estimated 50,000 in 2006 to around 500,000, according to Abdul Harris, who heads a government-backed task force charged with tackling the issue. The widespread use of mercury to extract gold has made mining the biggest single source of man-made releases of the highly toxic metal into the environment, according to the UN. The growth in the practice is clear in Indonesia, where many who struggle to make a living are employed to crush rock ore and blast through sand at hundreds of sites in search of gold. When mercury is mixed with the ore or sand mixture, the heavy liquid metal forms an amalgamate with the gold that allows it to be easily separated out. It is the next part of the process that is dangerous. The mercury is burnt off, releasing neurotoxins that can cause irreversible neurological damage and harm vital organs. “We do worry -- but we worry more about not getting enough to eat,” said a gold miner, who declined to be identified, on the central island of Lombok. In recent years, many shops where the amalgamate is burned off have had ventilation hoods fitted to suck up the dangerous fumes, but there is nothing to stop the burning that occurs in open fields. Rini Sulaiman, an advisory board member of Borneo-based development foundation Yayasan Tambuhak Sinta, said it is hard to monitor the health of people working in the industry as many are migrant workers. In Minamata in Japan, methlymercury dumped in industrial wastewater by a factory over decades poisoned tens of thousands of people, around 2,000 of whom have since died. Sulaiman said the impact of mercury on wider communities was likely to be more serious than on the miners themselves. “Communities that live downstream and eat fish are at high risk of developing mercury poisoning over the years,” she said. But Rasio Ridho Sani, deputy environment minister, insisted the government had sought to encourage miners to use alternative methods. The Minamata Convention on Mercury would help tighten up the distribution of the metal in Indonesia, where it is not produced, he said. “We hope that we will be able to reduce illegal imports into Indonesia.” Critics say the treaty lacks teeth as it only commits governments to reduce use of the metal, and does not demand an outright ban on the practice. Experts in Indonesia were sceptical the treaty would make much difference in a country where gold mining with mercury is supposed to be illegal but continues regardless. “Even if the agreement were stronger, it wouldn’t really change anything on the ground here in Indonesia,” said Sukoso, director of research institute the Indonesia Society of Water and Aquatic Environment, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.


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Tegenungan Waterfall

Vettel wins in Japan but title must wait

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GIANYAR - Gianyar Regency is indeed the hub to watch barong dance, sculpture and other types of arts. However, one time try to enjoy its natural attractions because this region also retains many attractions highlighting the interest in nature. Tegenungan Waterfall, for instance, is one of them. The attraction located at Kemenuh Village offers a unique charm. Its natural aura can really be perceived. Once visiting this nature tourism will definitely make visitors addicted. Tegenungan Waterfall is different from any other waterfalls in Bali. Though it is not situated on a highland or mountain, it remains to offer beautiful natural scenery. Its height is about 4 meters and has very heavy torrents. Its crystal clear water is very suitable for bathing or just playing around. It is approximately 30 km from Denpasar or 13 km from the city of Gianyar. Its scenery is so beautiful and enriched by lush tropical green trees growing on the riverbank. Around the area, there are several bathing places with multiple showers coming out from natural springs. Surrounding residents frequently take bath and fetch water here for daily consumption. Similarly, travelers coming here often take advantage of the shower. By and large, they use it to cleanse their face or refresh the body. At particular time, the shower located near the temple is crowded with local residents because they perform a melasti procession, a series of deva yajna ceremony held by the Hindus community in Bali. If you want to capture an amazing picture, you should come in the afternoon or evening. This happens because the waterfall overlooks the west, so that it will be difficult to get an interesting photograph in the morning as disrupted by sunlight. To reach the waterfall from parking lot, you should go down some 150 stairs. Afterward, go along the banks of the Petanu River.

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SUZUKA - Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday but was made to wait for his fourth successive Formula One title after Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso finished fourth.

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The 26-year-old German’s fourth win at Suzuka in the last five years left him with a lead of 90 points over Alonso with four races, and a maximum 100 points, remaining. The next up is India on Oct. 27. Vettel’s Australian team mate Mark Webber, who had started on pole position, finished 7.1 seconds behind in a Red Bull one-two with Frenchman Romain Grosjean taking third place for Lotus on a sunny afternoon at the Honda-owned track. “Ichiban (first), Ichiban,” Vettel shouted in Japanese over the team radio, whooping in delight after taking the chequered flag at the end of a

race that hinged on his ability to do two stops to Webber’s three. “Great job, thanks a lot for bringing the car back, unbelievable. You’re the best team in the world. Thank you very much boys, I love you.” It was Vettel’s fifth win in a row, ninth in 15 races this season and 35th of his career. Asked on the podium about the championship, with the passionate crowd roaring in approval, he added: “Obviously we have a very good gap but we still keep pushing... it looks very good at this stage but it’s not over until its over.” Alonso, who became Formula One’s leading all-time points

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Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates at parc ferme after winning the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit in Suzuka, Japan, Sunday, Oct.13, 2013.

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scorer, had no illusions about his chances. “Even if Vettel doesn’t finish all of the races I need to win nearly all (of them), so it’s a matter of time,” said the Spaniard. STORMING START Webber always knew he was going to have a battle on his hands with his team mate but it was Grosjean who seized the lead with a storming start from fourth while both Red Bull drivers were slow to react. Vettel made contact with Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes, with the Briton first suffering a puncture that sent him to the back of the field and then retiring. “The floor was destroyed... I was a second and a half to two seconds off the pace and the car was pulling to the right. It’s a good job they

pulled me in,” said the 2008 world champion. The Red Bull emerged unscathed, with the team reassuring a concerned Vettel, and the German settled into third place at the end of the opening lap. “A horrible start and then a fantastic comeback,” declared the beaming Vettel, who took the lead for the first time on lap 13 after Grosjean and Webber had pitted. The lead changed between the three over the race according to pitstops with Webber making his final stop 11 laps before the finish. The Australian had hoped to claw back the deficit but could not get past Grosjean until the penultimate lap, by which time Vettel was nine seconds clear and out of reach. “Mark was going through the tyres a bit quicker and getting into trouble earlier,” said Red Bull prin-

cipal Christian Horner. “It made a huge amount of pressure on the two-stop and would have been very difficult to beat Grosjean so we switched from two to three. “Unfortunately we lost too much time at the end there behind Grosjean for him to have a crack at Sebastian but he (Vettel) just made the tyres last extremely well.” Kimi Raikkonen was fifth for Lotus with Nico Hulkenberg sixth in the Sauber. Sauber’s Mexican Esteban Gutierrez became the first rookie driver to score a point this season with seventh place for Sauber. Nico Rosberg put some points on the board for Mercedes, who slipped further behind Ferrari in third place in the championship, with Britain’s Jenson Button ninth for McLaren. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa was 10th.

Pedrosa wins in Malaysia, Marquez on brink Reuters

Spain’s Dani Pedrosa won the Malaysian Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday but his compatriot Marc Marquez finished second to move to the brink of clinching the MotoGP title in his rookie season. Pedrosa, nursing a badly injured hip from a crash he blamed on a collision with Marquez that ended his race in Aragon two weeks ago, made a point to his Honda team mate with a dominant ride to claim his third victory of the season. Marquez, though, prevailed in a fierce battle with his closest title rival, world champion Jorge Lorenzo, and passed the Yamaha rider with 11 laps remaining to claim the 20 points awarded for second place. Victory for Marquez next week at Phillip Island in Australia combined with anything worse than second place for Lorenzo, who finished third ahead of Valentino Rossi, would hand the 20-year-old the world title with two races to spare. Marquez said claiming the points for the

championship race at the sweeping Sepang International Circuit had been more important than pushing for a seventh victory of the season. “We had a great battle with Jorge and Dani opened up this gap,” he said. “And when I overtook Jorge, I tried to close this gap but it was too much risk. “So I said, ‘Okay, I will finish second, I will lead with 43 points and that is enough after the Malaysian Grand Prix’.” STRONGER HONDAS With three rounds to go and a maximum of 75 points up for grabs, Marquez leads the riders’ standings on 298 points with Lorenzo second on 255 and Pedrosa third with 244. Marquez was handed a third penalty point of the season for his part in the Aragon collision but Pedrosa still clearly felt he had something to prove and raced off the second row past the pole-sitter at the start. Lorenzo, aware that he would become less competitive against his compatriots on the Hondas as the race progressed, made an even

better start and led until he was overtaken by Pedrosa on lap five. Marquez almost followed his team mate through but Lorenzo held his ground in a ding-dong battle until lap nine, when the championship leader came storming up the inside. By this time, though, Pedrosa had already established a strong lead and he crossed the line an impressive 2.757 seconds ahead of the field. “Great feeling to be back and to win this race after the huge crash, physically it was very hard,” said the 28-year-old. “It was not an easy week, I wasn’t really able to get out of bed but came back strong to win this one for my fans and for my team. “It’s a little bit of a shame because I had very strong pace in Aragon too, we could have won but unfortunately I crashed.” MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa of Spain celebrates with his trophy after winning the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

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Brazil cruise to 2-0 win over South Korea Reuters

SEOUL - Neymar and Oscar scored in each half as Brazil cruised to a 2-0 win over South Korea in Seoul on Saturday in a friendly dominated by the 2014 World Cup hosts. Brazil fielded a strong side against the 2002 World Cup semi-finalists, with Neymar, Jo and Hulk pulling the Korean defence all across the field while Dante and David Luiz dealt comfortably with the few times Korea broke into the final third. Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari praised his team for dealing with a physical Korean side and overcoming jet-lag from their 30-hour trip to Seoul. “The Brazil team did better than I expected ... despite the difficulties we were faced with,” he said in a news conference. “In the first half, I felt South Korea was being excessively aggressive, making too many fouls. I felt the Korean players were more focused on marking our players, so it looks like they got tired early. “Judging from the number of fouls made by the South Korean team, I think South Korea was playing a more aggressive game.” Scolari said he thought Korea would tire in the latter stages but they kept up the pace until the 90th minute. “Our players ... were so surprised at South Korea’s performance for the remaining 20 minutes. It looked like they got back on track,” he added. Striker Hulk had the first clear chance in the 14th minute, slipped through on goal from Jo’s one touch pass, but Korean goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong rushed out to smother the danger. Midfielder Ki Sung-yeung picked up the game’s first yellow card in the 17th minute after crashing into the back of Neymar, and while the Barcelona forward had to cope with some rough treatment throughout the first half he had the last laugh when he opened the scoring in the 44th minute. After being fouled just outside the box, Neymar picked himself up then clipped the ball over the wall and past the flailing Korean keeper. Roared on by a record 65,308 crowd at Seoul’s World Cup stadium, South Korea started the second half brightly but quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Paulinho split the Korean defence wide open and Oscar raced onto the ball, calmly rounded Jung and clipped home with his left foot. South Korea mounted some sustained pressure late in the second half, but despite the introduction of Bayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung-min the home side rarely threatened Brazilian goalkeeper Jefferson. South Korea coach Hong Myung-bo, who skippered the 2002 side, said his team had progressed despite the defeat. “What is clear about tonight’s game is that we have gained confidence,” he said. “It is a big gain for our team. “I think our team did a good job in pressing the Brazilians hard. I want to praise the man-to-man marking of our players today.” Brazil now travel to Beijing to face Zambia in another friendly on Oct. 15.

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Madrid says Bale has “disc bulge” in his back Associated Press Writer

MADRID — Real Madrid says its world-record signing Gareth Bale has a “small chronic disc bulge” in his back. Madrid released this information in a statement on its club website on Saturday in response to an article published in Spanish sports daily Marca saying that Bale had a hernia in his back. Madrid’s statement says Bale’s problem “is extremely common among football players and by no means prevents him from carrying out his professional activity normally.” The club did not clarify if Bale’s back problem is related to his injuries that have plagued him since joining late this summer. Previously, the club said Bale was recovering from a “sore left hamstring.” Madrid paid Tottenham a world record 100 million euros this offseason to acquire the Wales winger.

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Brazil’s Neymar tries to reach the ball during their friendly soccer match against South Korea at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Oct.12, 2013. Brazil won 2-0.

Australia in touch with Hiddink over Socceroos job Reuters

SYDNEY - Australia have made tentative contact with Dutchman Guus Hiddink about the national team coaching job left vacant by the sacking of Holger Osieck, Football Federation Australia (FFA) chief executive David Gallop said on Sunday. Osieck was sacked after Australia were hammered by France in Paris on Friday, the second time in a month they had lost 6-0 after a similar humbling at the hands of Brazil in Brasilia. German Osieck had led the Socceroos to qualification for next year’s World Cup finals, now just eight months away, and Gallop said the FFA were keen to get somebody in place as soon as possible. And although he admitted he had some

sympathy for the groundswell of support for employing an Australian coach, Gallop said FFA had been in touch with Hiddink, who took Australia to the last 16 at the 2006 World Cup. “There’s often conversations and it’s fair to say that some feelers have been put out, but nothing more than that at the moment,” he said in an interview posted on the FFA website (www.footballaustralia. com.au/). “We need to start the process of looking for a new national team coach,” he added. “We want that to be done reasonably quickly. Ideally, we would want someone in place for the next time the Socceroos play in Australia, which is in November.” As well as his success with Australia,

Hiddink took the Netherlands and South Korea to fourth place finishes at the 1998 and 2002 World Cups respectively as well as Russia to the semi-finals of Euro 2008. The 66-year-old quit as coach of wealthy Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in July and a return to Australia on shortterm deal might appeal to him, although he is sure to have plenty of suitors. Australian Graham Arnold, coach of the A-League champion Central Coast Mariners, has also put his hand up for the job, while there is plenty of support for Melbourne Victory boss Ange Postecoglou. “I think we all accept that having an Australian coach makes sense, it’s just whether it makes sense right now,” said Gallop. “But that’s certainly on the cards.”

Drogba on target as Ivorians beat Senegal comfortably Reuters

Didier Drogba set the tone with an early penalty as the Ivory Coast beat Senegal 3-1 at home on Saturday in the first leg of their African World Cup playoff to move a step closer to a third successive finals appearance. Drogba converted the fifth-minute spot kick, which was followed by an own goal from Lamine Sane nine minutes later and then a breakaway effort from Salomon Kalou just after the break in Abidjan. Senegal’s Papiss Cisse pulled one back five minutes into stoppage time with the last kick of the game. Although Drogba continued his talismanic influence on the Ivorians, who qualified for the previous two World Cups in Germany in 2006 and South Africa in 2010, Italianbased midfielder Gervinho was central to all the home goals. He was brought down by Cheikh Kouyate to earn the penalty and then Sane contrived to turn Gervinho’s probing ball into his own net. Five minutes after halftime, Gervinho slipped a perfectlyweighted pass between two defenders to allow Kalou to run away and tuck the ball home. But the Ivorians collapsed to the turf at the final whistle after sloppy defending allowed Cisse to sneak in at the back post and convert a cross as the referee was about to blow the final whistle, in a rare highlight for the visitors . The return match is being played in Casablanca, Morocco on Nov. 16 because Senegal have a ban on their home ground in Dakar.

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Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Senegal in Abidjan October 12, 2013.

England call up Sterling for final World Cup qualifier Reuters

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Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale stands on the field during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

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LONDON - England have called up Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling for the final World Cup qualifier against Poland on Tuesday with defender Kyle Walker suspended and midfielder Tom Cleverley injured, the FA said on Saturday. Sterling, 18, has one England cap and played for the under-21 team when they beat San Marino 4-0 on Thursday. Cleverley suffered a calf problem in training on Thursday and missed the 4-1 qualifying victory over Montenegro at Wembley on Friday. Walker’s second-half booking in that game has ruled him out of the Poland match. England lead Group H by a point from Ukraine and will secure automatic qualification for next year’s finals in Brazil with a win over the Poles.


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Brazil cruise to 2-0 win over South Korea Reuters

SEOUL - Neymar and Oscar scored in each half as Brazil cruised to a 2-0 win over South Korea in Seoul on Saturday in a friendly dominated by the 2014 World Cup hosts. Brazil fielded a strong side against the 2002 World Cup semi-finalists, with Neymar, Jo and Hulk pulling the Korean defence all across the field while Dante and David Luiz dealt comfortably with the few times Korea broke into the final third. Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari praised his team for dealing with a physical Korean side and overcoming jet-lag from their 30-hour trip to Seoul. “The Brazil team did better than I expected ... despite the difficulties we were faced with,” he said in a news conference. “In the first half, I felt South Korea was being excessively aggressive, making too many fouls. I felt the Korean players were more focused on marking our players, so it looks like they got tired early. “Judging from the number of fouls made by the South Korean team, I think South Korea was playing a more aggressive game.” Scolari said he thought Korea would tire in the latter stages but they kept up the pace until the 90th minute. “Our players ... were so surprised at South Korea’s performance for the remaining 20 minutes. It looked like they got back on track,” he added. Striker Hulk had the first clear chance in the 14th minute, slipped through on goal from Jo’s one touch pass, but Korean goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong rushed out to smother the danger. Midfielder Ki Sung-yeung picked up the game’s first yellow card in the 17th minute after crashing into the back of Neymar, and while the Barcelona forward had to cope with some rough treatment throughout the first half he had the last laugh when he opened the scoring in the 44th minute. After being fouled just outside the box, Neymar picked himself up then clipped the ball over the wall and past the flailing Korean keeper. Roared on by a record 65,308 crowd at Seoul’s World Cup stadium, South Korea started the second half brightly but quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Paulinho split the Korean defence wide open and Oscar raced onto the ball, calmly rounded Jung and clipped home with his left foot. South Korea mounted some sustained pressure late in the second half, but despite the introduction of Bayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung-min the home side rarely threatened Brazilian goalkeeper Jefferson. South Korea coach Hong Myung-bo, who skippered the 2002 side, said his team had progressed despite the defeat. “What is clear about tonight’s game is that we have gained confidence,” he said. “It is a big gain for our team. “I think our team did a good job in pressing the Brazilians hard. I want to praise the man-to-man marking of our players today.” Brazil now travel to Beijing to face Zambia in another friendly on Oct. 15.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Madrid says Bale has “disc bulge” in his back Associated Press Writer

MADRID — Real Madrid says its world-record signing Gareth Bale has a “small chronic disc bulge” in his back. Madrid released this information in a statement on its club website on Saturday in response to an article published in Spanish sports daily Marca saying that Bale had a hernia in his back. Madrid’s statement says Bale’s problem “is extremely common among football players and by no means prevents him from carrying out his professional activity normally.” The club did not clarify if Bale’s back problem is related to his injuries that have plagued him since joining late this summer. Previously, the club said Bale was recovering from a “sore left hamstring.” Madrid paid Tottenham a world record 100 million euros this offseason to acquire the Wales winger.

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Brazil’s Neymar tries to reach the ball during their friendly soccer match against South Korea at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Oct.12, 2013. Brazil won 2-0.

Australia in touch with Hiddink over Socceroos job Reuters

SYDNEY - Australia have made tentative contact with Dutchman Guus Hiddink about the national team coaching job left vacant by the sacking of Holger Osieck, Football Federation Australia (FFA) chief executive David Gallop said on Sunday. Osieck was sacked after Australia were hammered by France in Paris on Friday, the second time in a month they had lost 6-0 after a similar humbling at the hands of Brazil in Brasilia. German Osieck had led the Socceroos to qualification for next year’s World Cup finals, now just eight months away, and Gallop said the FFA were keen to get somebody in place as soon as possible. And although he admitted he had some

sympathy for the groundswell of support for employing an Australian coach, Gallop said FFA had been in touch with Hiddink, who took Australia to the last 16 at the 2006 World Cup. “There’s often conversations and it’s fair to say that some feelers have been put out, but nothing more than that at the moment,” he said in an interview posted on the FFA website (www.footballaustralia. com.au/). “We need to start the process of looking for a new national team coach,” he added. “We want that to be done reasonably quickly. Ideally, we would want someone in place for the next time the Socceroos play in Australia, which is in November.” As well as his success with Australia,

Hiddink took the Netherlands and South Korea to fourth place finishes at the 1998 and 2002 World Cups respectively as well as Russia to the semi-finals of Euro 2008. The 66-year-old quit as coach of wealthy Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in July and a return to Australia on shortterm deal might appeal to him, although he is sure to have plenty of suitors. Australian Graham Arnold, coach of the A-League champion Central Coast Mariners, has also put his hand up for the job, while there is plenty of support for Melbourne Victory boss Ange Postecoglou. “I think we all accept that having an Australian coach makes sense, it’s just whether it makes sense right now,” said Gallop. “But that’s certainly on the cards.”

Drogba on target as Ivorians beat Senegal comfortably Reuters

Didier Drogba set the tone with an early penalty as the Ivory Coast beat Senegal 3-1 at home on Saturday in the first leg of their African World Cup playoff to move a step closer to a third successive finals appearance. Drogba converted the fifth-minute spot kick, which was followed by an own goal from Lamine Sane nine minutes later and then a breakaway effort from Salomon Kalou just after the break in Abidjan. Senegal’s Papiss Cisse pulled one back five minutes into stoppage time with the last kick of the game. Although Drogba continued his talismanic influence on the Ivorians, who qualified for the previous two World Cups in Germany in 2006 and South Africa in 2010, Italianbased midfielder Gervinho was central to all the home goals. He was brought down by Cheikh Kouyate to earn the penalty and then Sane contrived to turn Gervinho’s probing ball into his own net. Five minutes after halftime, Gervinho slipped a perfectlyweighted pass between two defenders to allow Kalou to run away and tuck the ball home. But the Ivorians collapsed to the turf at the final whistle after sloppy defending allowed Cisse to sneak in at the back post and convert a cross as the referee was about to blow the final whistle, in a rare highlight for the visitors . The return match is being played in Casablanca, Morocco on Nov. 16 because Senegal have a ban on their home ground in Dakar.

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Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Senegal in Abidjan October 12, 2013.

England call up Sterling for final World Cup qualifier Reuters

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Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale stands on the field during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

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LONDON - England have called up Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling for the final World Cup qualifier against Poland on Tuesday with defender Kyle Walker suspended and midfielder Tom Cleverley injured, the FA said on Saturday. Sterling, 18, has one England cap and played for the under-21 team when they beat San Marino 4-0 on Thursday. Cleverley suffered a calf problem in training on Thursday and missed the 4-1 qualifying victory over Montenegro at Wembley on Friday. Walker’s second-half booking in that game has ruled him out of the Poland match. England lead Group H by a point from Ukraine and will secure automatic qualification for next year’s finals in Brazil with a win over the Poles.


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Monday, October 14, 2013

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Tegenungan Waterfall

Vettel wins in Japan but title must wait

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GIANYAR - Gianyar Regency is indeed the hub to watch barong dance, sculpture and other types of arts. However, one time try to enjoy its natural attractions because this region also retains many attractions highlighting the interest in nature. Tegenungan Waterfall, for instance, is one of them. The attraction located at Kemenuh Village offers a unique charm. Its natural aura can really be perceived. Once visiting this nature tourism will definitely make visitors addicted. Tegenungan Waterfall is different from any other waterfalls in Bali. Though it is not situated on a highland or mountain, it remains to offer beautiful natural scenery. Its height is about 4 meters and has very heavy torrents. Its crystal clear water is very suitable for bathing or just playing around. It is approximately 30 km from Denpasar or 13 km from the city of Gianyar. Its scenery is so beautiful and enriched by lush tropical green trees growing on the riverbank. Around the area, there are several bathing places with multiple showers coming out from natural springs. Surrounding residents frequently take bath and fetch water here for daily consumption. Similarly, travelers coming here often take advantage of the shower. By and large, they use it to cleanse their face or refresh the body. At particular time, the shower located near the temple is crowded with local residents because they perform a melasti procession, a series of deva yajna ceremony held by the Hindus community in Bali. If you want to capture an amazing picture, you should come in the afternoon or evening. This happens because the waterfall overlooks the west, so that it will be difficult to get an interesting photograph in the morning as disrupted by sunlight. To reach the waterfall from parking lot, you should go down some 150 stairs. Afterward, go along the banks of the Petanu River.

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SUZUKA - Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday but was made to wait for his fourth successive Formula One title after Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso finished fourth.

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The 26-year-old German’s fourth win at Suzuka in the last five years left him with a lead of 90 points over Alonso with four races, and a maximum 100 points, remaining. The next up is India on Oct. 27. Vettel’s Australian team mate Mark Webber, who had started on pole position, finished 7.1 seconds behind in a Red Bull one-two with Frenchman Romain Grosjean taking third place for Lotus on a sunny afternoon at the Honda-owned track. “Ichiban (first), Ichiban,” Vettel shouted in Japanese over the team radio, whooping in delight after taking the chequered flag at the end of a

race that hinged on his ability to do two stops to Webber’s three. “Great job, thanks a lot for bringing the car back, unbelievable. You’re the best team in the world. Thank you very much boys, I love you.” It was Vettel’s fifth win in a row, ninth in 15 races this season and 35th of his career. Asked on the podium about the championship, with the passionate crowd roaring in approval, he added: “Obviously we have a very good gap but we still keep pushing... it looks very good at this stage but it’s not over until its over.” Alonso, who became Formula One’s leading all-time points

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Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates at parc ferme after winning the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit in Suzuka, Japan, Sunday, Oct.13, 2013.

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scorer, had no illusions about his chances. “Even if Vettel doesn’t finish all of the races I need to win nearly all (of them), so it’s a matter of time,” said the Spaniard. STORMING START Webber always knew he was going to have a battle on his hands with his team mate but it was Grosjean who seized the lead with a storming start from fourth while both Red Bull drivers were slow to react. Vettel made contact with Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes, with the Briton first suffering a puncture that sent him to the back of the field and then retiring. “The floor was destroyed... I was a second and a half to two seconds off the pace and the car was pulling to the right. It’s a good job they

pulled me in,” said the 2008 world champion. The Red Bull emerged unscathed, with the team reassuring a concerned Vettel, and the German settled into third place at the end of the opening lap. “A horrible start and then a fantastic comeback,” declared the beaming Vettel, who took the lead for the first time on lap 13 after Grosjean and Webber had pitted. The lead changed between the three over the race according to pitstops with Webber making his final stop 11 laps before the finish. The Australian had hoped to claw back the deficit but could not get past Grosjean until the penultimate lap, by which time Vettel was nine seconds clear and out of reach. “Mark was going through the tyres a bit quicker and getting into trouble earlier,” said Red Bull prin-

cipal Christian Horner. “It made a huge amount of pressure on the two-stop and would have been very difficult to beat Grosjean so we switched from two to three. “Unfortunately we lost too much time at the end there behind Grosjean for him to have a crack at Sebastian but he (Vettel) just made the tyres last extremely well.” Kimi Raikkonen was fifth for Lotus with Nico Hulkenberg sixth in the Sauber. Sauber’s Mexican Esteban Gutierrez became the first rookie driver to score a point this season with seventh place for Sauber. Nico Rosberg put some points on the board for Mercedes, who slipped further behind Ferrari in third place in the championship, with Britain’s Jenson Button ninth for McLaren. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa was 10th.

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Spain’s Dani Pedrosa won the Malaysian Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday but his compatriot Marc Marquez finished second to move to the brink of clinching the MotoGP title in his rookie season. Pedrosa, nursing a badly injured hip from a crash he blamed on a collision with Marquez that ended his race in Aragon two weeks ago, made a point to his Honda team mate with a dominant ride to claim his third victory of the season. Marquez, though, prevailed in a fierce battle with his closest title rival, world champion Jorge Lorenzo, and passed the Yamaha rider with 11 laps remaining to claim the 20 points awarded for second place. Victory for Marquez next week at Phillip Island in Australia combined with anything worse than second place for Lorenzo, who finished third ahead of Valentino Rossi, would hand the 20-year-old the world title with two races to spare. Marquez said claiming the points for the

championship race at the sweeping Sepang International Circuit had been more important than pushing for a seventh victory of the season. “We had a great battle with Jorge and Dani opened up this gap,” he said. “And when I overtook Jorge, I tried to close this gap but it was too much risk. “So I said, ‘Okay, I will finish second, I will lead with 43 points and that is enough after the Malaysian Grand Prix’.” STRONGER HONDAS With three rounds to go and a maximum of 75 points up for grabs, Marquez leads the riders’ standings on 298 points with Lorenzo second on 255 and Pedrosa third with 244. Marquez was handed a third penalty point of the season for his part in the Aragon collision but Pedrosa still clearly felt he had something to prove and raced off the second row past the pole-sitter at the start. Lorenzo, aware that he would become less competitive against his compatriots on the Hondas as the race progressed, made an even

better start and led until he was overtaken by Pedrosa on lap five. Marquez almost followed his team mate through but Lorenzo held his ground in a ding-dong battle until lap nine, when the championship leader came storming up the inside. By this time, though, Pedrosa had already established a strong lead and he crossed the line an impressive 2.757 seconds ahead of the field. “Great feeling to be back and to win this race after the huge crash, physically it was very hard,” said the 28-year-old. “It was not an easy week, I wasn’t really able to get out of bed but came back strong to win this one for my fans and for my team. “It’s a little bit of a shame because I had very strong pace in Aragon too, we could have won but unfortunately I crashed.” MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa of Spain celebrates with his trophy after winning the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

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BERLIN - A German couple’s marriage got off to a rocky start when the groom forgot his bride at a highway gas station on the way home from their honeymoon, only noticing she was missing after hours had passed. Police said Friday the couple was heading home to Berlin from France when the man pulled over near the central town of Bad Hersfeld late Thursday to fill up their van. The woman had been sleeping in the back but got up - unbeknownst to the man - to use the toilets and he drove off before she returned. Only after 2 ½ hours on the road did he notice she was gone and called police, who said she was patiently waiting.

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A Vietnamese man knees down and cries while the convoy carrying the coffin of the late Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap passes by as it heads to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

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HANOI, Vietnam - Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Vietnam’s capital on Sunday to bid a final farewell to the legendary war hero who led the poor Southeast Asian nation to victory over the French and then the Americans. “Long live Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap,” people chanted, many in tears, as his flag-draped coffin passed by on a truck-drawn artillery carriage. The procession traveled along a 40kilometer (25-mile) route from the national funeral house in downtown Hanoi to the airport. Crowds of people, both young and old, lined the route, in places 10 deep. Giap, who died Oct. 4 at age 102, was revered in Vietnam only second to his mentor, former President Ho Chi Minh. Alongside the public outpouring of emotion, the government orchestrated an elaborate send-off for the general, seeking to use the moment to foster national unity at a time of discontent and economic malaise. After the war, Giap was sidelined by the Communist Party, and toward the end of his life emerged as something of a critic, shielded from consequence because of his popularity. State-controlled media has been awash in eulogy for him since his death, but neglected to mention that chapter of his life. “You, comrade, have made a

great and excellent contribution to the revolutionary cause of our party and nation,” Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong said in a eulogy read out at the funeral house. “Your personality and your great contribution were strongly imprinted in the heart of the people.” Following the funeral, Giap’s body was flown to his home province of Quang Binh in central Vietnam, with hundreds of thousands of people lining the 70-kilometer (43-mile) route from the airport to his burial site. The burial ceremony was attended by President Truong Tan Sang and other top officials and broadcast live on state television. Giap was buried in Quang Binh instead of the Mai Dich cemetery in Hanoi, where most high-ranking Vietnamese officials are traditionally buried, in accordance with his and his family’s wishes. Giap is best remembered for leading Vietnamese forces to victory over the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. His Chinese advisers told him to strike elite French forces fast and

hard, but Giap changed plans at the last minute and ordered his jungle troops, clad in sandals made of old car tires, to besiege the French army. The French were defeated after 56 days, and the unlikely victory led not only to Vietnam’s independence, but hastened the collapse of colonialism across Indochina and beyond. Throughout most of the war that followed against the United States, Giap was defense minister and armed forces commander, but he was slowly pushed aside after Ho Chi Minh’s death in 1969. The glory for victory in 1975 didn’t go to Giap. “No words can describe how much love and respect people reserve for Gen. Giap,” 71-year-old Nguyen Thi Vi, from the central province of Ha Tinh, said as she waited in the crowd in Hanoi to pay her final respects. “I feel like I lost one of my relatives,” she said. “Gen. Giap will live forever in the heart of Vietnamese people and we may not witness another great man like him. We should set up temples to honor him and where people can go and pay their respect.”

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Door falls off plane, lands on US motel roof Associated Press Writer

MONTEREY, California - A door that fell off a small plane has been found on a Monterey motel roof. The Salinas Californian reports (http://bit.ly/1gb3TN7) the door fell from a Beechcraft King Air twin-turboprop plane that took off from Monterey Regional Airport Thursday afternoon. The pilot heard a pop and turned around the land. He realized the door was missing when he was back on the ground. But the door wasn’t discovered until Friday morning when a contractor working outside the motel noticed it. The front desk manager at the El Castell Motel says no one heard the 75-pound (34-kilogram)door crash into the tile roof because the room below was unoccupied. The National Transportation Safety Board will examine the door and the plane to determine why it came loose and fell.

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, listens to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono speaking during a joint press conference at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.

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JAKARTA - South Korean and Indonesian businesses inked more than $4 billion in trade deals Friday as Korean President Park Geun-Hye lobbied to fast track a free-trade agreement with Southeast Asia’s top economy.

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military has discovered an underground tunnel dug out from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel, the army said Sunday, adding it believes militants had intended to use the tunnel to attack or kidnap Israelis. In response, the military froze the transfer of all construction materials to the Palestinian territory, the army said. There was no immediate comment from the militant group Hamas, which rules the coastal strip. Hamas has dug tunnels into Israel in the past. In 2006, Hamasallied militants sneaked into Israel through one such tunnel, kidnapped a soldier, Gilad Schalit, and held him hostage in Gaza for five years. According to the Israeli military, the latest tunnel is 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) long and appears to have been recently dug and in use until its discovery last week. A tunnel opening was found near a kibbutz along the Israel-Gaza border, and the military speculated that Hamas may have been planning an attack on a kindergarten there. The military said it waited a week to publicize the discovery because a search for explosives was underway. The army said an elite engineering corps was sent into the tunnel, but would not say whether explosives were found. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the tunnel’s discovery and said Israel’s resolute policy toward the Gaza Strip, including last year’s military offensive, has led to the “quietest year in more than a decade” along the Israel-Gaza border.

Indonesia and Korea have agreed to more than treble trade from $29.6 billion in 2012, and both governments have expressed hope of finalising a free-trade agreement by year-end. “We need a firm institutional framework if South Korea and Indonesia are to achieve the goal of expanding trade volume to $100 billion by 2020,” Park told business leaders from the two countries at a meeting in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Park said she hoped the comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA), which is currently under negotiation and will break down trade barriers, would be finalised at the earliest possible date. “This pact will contribute greatly to expanding trade volume between the two countries,” Park said of the agreement, which has gone through five rounds of negotiations

since talks began last year. Among the deals signed, worth $4.14 billion collectively, was a $3 billion investment into a railway to transport coal and $600 million into a power plant. Park’s push for the agreement comes on the back of the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation summit, where leaders preached free trade to buoy the global economy. Korea is one of many nations looking to tap into Indonesia’s booming economy -- it is already Indonesia’s third-biggest investor and fourth-largest trade partner this year, according to the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce. Park told local media that she hoped to boost defence ties with Indonesia, having clinched a $1.1 billion deal in late 2011 to build two submarines for the country and transfer technology so Indonesia could build a third.

Her remarks came as South Korea and Japan took part in a US-led joint naval drill off the southern coast of the Korean peninsula that provoked fiery threats of a counterattack from North Korea. Park did not address the threats, but criticised the North Korean regime, which has restarted a plutonium reactor that could help boost its nuclear weapons programmes, according to the South’s spy agency. “It makes no sense for North Korea to channel all efforts and energy into the development of nuclear weapons at a time when people are suffering of hunger and other hardships,” she told the Kompas daily newspaper. The Korean president is Indonesia as the two countries mark 40 years of diplomatic ties. Park is scheduled to meet with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Saturday.

KERENG PANGI - In a desolate area of central Indonesia where lush rainforest once stood, illegal miners on the frontline of a modern-day gold rush tear up the earth in the hunt for the precious metal. Thousands of men use high-pressure hoses to blast tonnes of sand out of the ground daily in open pits around Kereng Pangi on Borneo island, before running it through filters to find specks of gold. Aside from the environmental devastation, the workers there and at many similar sites across Indonesia are risking their health and poisoning communities by illegally using mercury to extract gold. Mercury can cause serious neurological damage and gold miners who work for years burning the metal develop symptoms such as tremors and persistent coughing. The situation has been described as a “health timebomb” by Professor Marcello Veiga, an expert in the use of mercury in small-scale gold mining at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. “They will die by the thousands,” he said. Jakarta hopes that a landmark UN convention, signed this week in Japan aimed at reining in the use of mercury, will limit supplies of the metal for miners in Indonesia and help reduce the deadly practice. But others believe the treaty, signed near Minamata in southwest Japan where mercury pollution poisoned tens of thousands, is too weak to tackle a problem that has grown in tandem with the price of gold. The United Nations estimates that up to 15 million so-called “artisanal smallscale gold miners” operate in 70 countries. In Indonesia, the numbers have risen from an estimated 50,000 in 2006 to around 500,000, according to Abdul Harris, who heads a government-backed task force charged with tackling the issue. The widespread use of mercury to extract gold has made mining the biggest single source of man-made releases of the highly toxic metal into the environment, according to the UN. The growth in the practice is clear in Indonesia, where many who struggle to make a living are employed to crush rock ore and blast through sand at hundreds of sites in search of gold. When mercury is mixed with the ore or sand mixture, the heavy liquid metal forms an amalgamate with the gold that allows it to be easily separated out. It is the next part of the process that is dangerous. The mercury is burnt off, releasing neurotoxins that can cause irreversible neurological damage and harm vital organs. “We do worry -- but we worry more about not getting enough to eat,” said a gold miner, who declined to be identified, on the central island of Lombok. In recent years, many shops where the amalgamate is burned off have had ventilation hoods fitted to suck up the dangerous fumes, but there is nothing to stop the burning that occurs in open fields. Rini Sulaiman, an advisory board member of Borneo-based development foundation Yayasan Tambuhak Sinta, said it is hard to monitor the health of people working in the industry as many are migrant workers. In Minamata in Japan, methlymercury dumped in industrial wastewater by a factory over decades poisoned tens of thousands of people, around 2,000 of whom have since died. Sulaiman said the impact of mercury on wider communities was likely to be more serious than on the miners themselves. “Communities that live downstream and eat fish are at high risk of developing mercury poisoning over the years,” she said. But Rasio Ridho Sani, deputy environment minister, insisted the government had sought to encourage miners to use alternative methods. The Minamata Convention on Mercury would help tighten up the distribution of the metal in Indonesia, where it is not produced, he said. “We hope that we will be able to reduce illegal imports into Indonesia.” Critics say the treaty lacks teeth as it only commits governments to reduce use of the metal, and does not demand an outright ban on the practice. Experts in Indonesia were sceptical the treaty would make much difference in a country where gold mining with mercury is supposed to be illegal but continues regardless. “Even if the agreement were stronger, it wouldn’t really change anything on the ground here in Indonesia,” said Sukoso, director of research institute the Indonesia Society of Water and Aquatic Environment, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.


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The IMFC meeting begins during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings at IMF headquarters, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Washington. World finance officials prepared to wrap up three days of meetings in Washington, where fretting about the risk of an unprecedented U.S. debt default overshadowed myriad worries about a shaky global economic recovery.

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WASHINGTON — World finance officials pledged on Saturday to deal with new risks to the global recovery while they kept up pressure on the United States to address the biggest threat of all — a market-rattling default on U.S. debt. The International Monetary Fund’s policy committee said the United States needed to take “urgent action” to address the budget impasse that has blocked approval of legislation to increase the government’s borrowing limit before a fast-approaching Thursday deadline. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, who shuttled between the global finance talks and negotiations with Congress over the debt ceiling, has warned that he will exhaust his borrowing authority Thursday and the government will face the prospect of defaulting on its debt unless Congress raises the current $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. Across town from the global finance meetings Saturday, a Democratic-backed effort at the Capitol to pass a one-year extension of the borrowing limit failed to get sufficient votes. But in a more hopeful sign, negotiations to end a partial government shutdown, now in its 12th day, and raise the debt ceiling began between

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Boeing warns of layoffs as US shutdown drags on WASHINGTON - Boeing said Saturday it may have to send home workers in its defense, space and security unit without pay if the US government shutdown in a budget battle continues. “While the company is working to limit the negative impact of the shutdown on customers and employees, we expect some consequences could emerge in the coming days, including limited furloughs of employees in some areas,” the company said in an email to AFP. “At this time, we expect the furloughs to be limited to employees in Boeing Defense, Space & Security.” The US aerospace and defense giant’s announcement came as the partial federal government shutdown ground through a 12th day with no sign of a political budget deal to end it, and as the nation careened toward an October 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling or face a catastrophic default. The failure of Congress to agree a budget for 2014 fiscal year that began on October 1 forced the shutdown of so-called “nonessential” government operations, furloughing hundreds of thousands of civil servants and dramatically disrupting military contract work because the Pentagon has no money to cover compulsory inspections and audits. Boeing said the furloughs would be ordered “as a result of customers issuing stop work orders, limiting access to federal installations where Boeing employees work, and curtailing government inspections or eliminating funds to continue operations.” The Chicago-based company did not say how many employees it could furlough from Boeing Defense, Space & Security, which has 59,000 employees worldwide. Boeing also noted the shutdown was negatively impacting activities such as for NASA and other government customers, and that it was continuing to work with its customers and suppliers to maintain normal operations in as many parts of its business as possible.

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Democratic and Republican Senate leaders. Global finance officials were nervously monitoring those talks during their three days of discussions, held around the annual meetings of the 188-nation IMF and its sister lending agency, the World Bank. “I think it is unthinkable that an agreement won’t be found,” Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, told reporters Saturday, expressing the hope that a resolution could be found soon. Asked what might happen if the U.S. budget debate were not resolved for six months or more, Singapore Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the chairman of the IMF committee, said it would be harmful to the entire world because it would be a blow to the confidence that is needed for businesses to make investment decisions. “If we don’t clear resolution of the U.S. debt issue, it is hard to see how that confidence will come back so it is a critical issue

for all of us.” Adopting language used Friday by the Group of 20 major economies, the IMF’s policy panel in its closing statement said, “The United States needs to take urgent action to address” the uncertainties created by the budget impasse. The IMF panel called on emerging economies, which have been key in recent years to global growth, to undertake the reforms they need to better withstand the adjustments that will come as central banks such as the Federal Reserve begin the process of withdrawing the economic support that has kept interest rates at ultralow levels. Emerging market economies benefited from investment flows as investors poured money into those nations during the period when rates were low in the United States and other major economies. But many of the developing nations have been rocked in the past few months as the investment flows reversed as investors rushed for the exits following the Fed’s signals in June that U.S. higher rates could be coming. Countries such as India and Indonesia have been among the hardest hit as their currencies and stock prices tumbled.

JEMBRANA - Buffalo race or makepung is a racing attraction of a pair of buffalos remaining to be preserved by a number of Jembrana agrarian communities. If Madura community has bull race, Bali has buffalo race that grows and develops in Jembrana. The racing is not just to win a prize, but more intended to attain a pride of the buffalo owner. Besides, it is also to show off the superiority of the two groups involved, namely the Ijo Gading Barat (west of the river) or Ijo Gading Timur (east of the river). The Ijo Gading Barat covers the western subdistricts such as Melaya and Negara. Meanwhile, Ijo Gading Timur is the group located in the east of the river consisting of Jembrana, Mendoyo and Pekutatan subdistrict. In terms of the cash prize received by the winner, it is not comparable to the price of two racing buffaloes along with the raising cost. The activity tends to be emphasized on the preservation of the agrarian tradition and prestige among the buffalo owners. A pair of buffalos cost around IDR 30 million - IDR 60 million. Even, the price can rise up when the buffalos have outstanding achievement in the racing arena held regularly every year. Although the race is only organized two times a year, the process of preparation and training of the buffalos is very tiring and spending adequately much money. Even, the owners train their buffalos almost every week in some training circuits nearby as at Delod Berawah (Mendoyo), Mertasari (Jembrana) and Sang Hyang Cerik

(Melaya). Each has its own distinctive trick to make their buffalo go faster on the track. Moreover, they are also given special treatment, much different from the one given to ordinary buffalos. Besides, they are routinely given special herbal drink mixed with Balinese palm sugar, eggs and coconut water. Additionally, the racing buffaloes should be frequently seasoned. It is noted there are hundreds of active buffalo racing groups both at Ijo Gading Barat and Timur. This buffalo race also has its own fans. It’s no wonder that every implementation of the Regent Cup and Jembrana Cup is always thronged by myriad spectators. They are willing to stand on the edge of the track under the heat of the sun to see the buffalo race and attractions performed by its jockey in controlling their buffalos to finish line. Buffalo race is one of 12 arts categorized into rare cultural attraction of Jembrana. From various sources, such attraction is estimated to have been organized since 1920s, almost simultaneously with the development of the Jegog art. Buffalo race has been growing through generations in the agrarian community of Jembrana at that time. In the past, there were approximately 90 subak organizations spreading from Melaya to Pekutatan. Buffalo was a common carrier used to transport rice and easy to find among the farmers at that time. When transporting their rice from rice field to their barn, farmers always moved hand in hand. Some of them raced one another in order they could arrive home quickly and transport the entire harvest yield faster. Such an

activity then inspired the tradition of makepung or buffalo race. Now, the buffalo race is more practical, where participants use very simple cart with two wheels and is only ridden by a jockey. Coordinator of the Jembrana Buffalo Race, I Made Mara, said the buffalo race could be categorized into a relatively expensive art. It happened because a pair of buffalos could

cost around IDR 30 million - IDR 60 million and could rise again. If totaled, the price of buffalos of all the participants involved in the race could reach billions of rupiahs. It excluded their racing preparation made a few months before the date of the race. The Regent of Jembrana, I Putu Artha, said that buffalo race was a valuable asset that should be pre-

served all the time. “This is a tradition born by the community of Jembrana and can only be found in this region. Therefore, we must continue to preserve it both to attract tourists and to be made the icon of the regency,” he said. Additionally, his party also hoped the buffalo race tradition could give contribution to other sector such as the agriculture and livestock, especially buffalo livestock. (olo)

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Buffalo race or makepung is a racing attraction of a pair of buffalos remaining to be preserved by a number of Jembrana agrarian communities.

Sustainable agriculture hard to be realized

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DENPASAR - Determination of sustainable agriculture in Badung County is not more than just a discourse, but also difficult to be achieved. According to the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Warmadewa University, I Nyoman Kaca, such condition happened because there had no price certainty for farmers and the absence of laws protecting their existence. “So far, the endeavor of the government to maintain the agricultural sector was only through fertilizer assistance. Actually, what farmers need is the price certainty where it will make farmers preserve their land,” said Nyoman Kaca in Denpasar. According to him, the difficulty to maintain the farmland from the invasion of land conversion was not only faced by Badung County. The matter of land conversion was experienced by almost all counties in Bali. Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali also mentioned that during the period of 1999 the land area in Bali reached 86,071

hectares. The figure showed a decrease of 4,140 hectares or left 81,931 hectares in the period of 2009. The paddy field area was still dominated by Tabanan County (22,465 hectares) and Gianyar (14,743 hectares), while Buleleng with the condition of dry hills and forest area had the largest area of non-paddy field spreading across 70,516 hectares. Then, in the period of 14 years namely from 1997 to 2011, the reduction of productive land reached 436 hectares, or 0.50 percent each year. In 1997, our productive land was recorded to reach 87,849 hectares and decreased to 81,744 hectares.

“In Denpasar, for example, tax subsidies for farmland have been given, but the land conversion remains to occur. Farmers are more profitable to sell their land or to build the boarding house rather than farming because there is no price certainty,” he said. He said that with the price certainty farmers would be interested in pursuing the profession, so the land conversion could be stemmed and the sustainable agriculture could be realized. “Relevant agencies should also have a single agreement. For example, the PLN and PDAM will not provide their services in the areas belonging to green belt. Thus,

people will not build at the location. By that way, the land conversion can be stemmed,” he said. It was also mentioned, if it was possible, any development violating the green belt then the PLN would not provide power service to the area. With the same coordination, Telkom would not provide telephone line and PDAM did not provide clean water service. Low public interest to pursue the agricultural sector was visible from the persistent declining trend where less and less people deeply involved in the sector. Even, last year their number remained 580,390 (Feb 2013) from 653,790 (Feb 2012). The Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gde Suarsa, also revealed that among the several sectors lately absorbing dominant employment, only the agricultural sector that continued to experience setbacks. “In the past

year (Feb 2012- Feb 2013), almost all employment sectors experienced an increase in the number of workers, except for the agricultural sector dropping by 73,400 people or about 11.23 percent,” he said. He recognized the decline in the employment faced by the agricultural sector occurred due to the impact of the economic transformation from the agricultural sector to other sectors. Such condition should be addressed so the agricultural sector would not be increasingly abandoned considering that the sector still had a superiority. “In the perspective of business scale, the agriculture sector is indeed less promising because the cultivated area is averagely in a small or limited scope. As consequence, a lot of people are looking for alternative business considered more profitable,” he said. (kmb27)


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Condition of Gelar historical monument at Palungan Batu, Batuagung village, is in very alarming condition. The Freedom Valley struggle monument is a silent witness to the struggle of the fighters in seizing and maintaining the Independence of the Republic of Indonesia.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas is pursued by reporters upon his returns to Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, after a meeting between President Obama and Senate Republicans at the White House.

The current condition of Gelar Monument which is located in Palungan Batu, Batuagung village, Jembrana

asked the Jembrana Manpower and Resettlement and Social Agency, I Ketut Wiaspada, to immediately make a program for repairing and maintaining it without compromising the sanctity of the values and original physical condition. Other than taking care of the monument, the surrounding facil-

ity would also be equipped. For instance, it would be made a pathway to replace the dirt road and toilet facilities. Location around the monument was also often taken advantage by students to camp. Regent Artha also supported in order that young people recognized the monument through camping and

outbound activities. Thus, the significance of monument could be instilled. Meanwhile, Wiaspada said that his party would also refurbish the monuments in Jembrana other than the one at Gelar. On the other hand, Chief of Palungan Batu hamlet, Made Pernama, said the condition of the

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Gelar struggle monument looked unkempt and vile. Indeed, the historical asset existed in the region, but it was owned by the Legion Veteran of the Republic of Indonesia (LVRI). Condition of the valley adjacent to Batuagung River was quite pristine, tranquil and sparsely populated. (olo)

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Prostitutes from East Java feared to rush Bali Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Bali remains in the top five in the case of HIV/AIDS and even the case in Bali continues to increase each year. The HIV/AIDS case is feared to increase when Bali becomes the target of commercial sex (PSK) workers from East Java to peddle their body. It happens because a few localizations in East Java have been closed so the prostitutes spread to Bali. As a result, the condition becomes a serious threat to Bali. “We worry that shutdown of localizations in East Java will kindle the prostitutes to escape to Bali and nearby provinces such as Central Java and others,” said the Head of Bali Social Services in Denpasar,

Nyoman Wenten, Friday (Oct 12). According to him, the East Java provincial government had a program to discipline and slowly close the prostitute localization starting last year. Of the 40 existing localizations, only 30 localizations remained after the shutdown program. “Thus, about 8-10 localizations have been closed. This certainly has an implication on the closing of the employment opportunities for the sex workers in East Java. Therefore, they are possibly looking for a new place such as Bali,” said Wenten. He said the incoming sex workers from East Java to Bali needed watching because the threat of the deadly HIV/AIDS disease transmission was increasing. “Bali becomes one of the

targets of prostitutes because Bali is a tourist destination and the commercial sex workers can live safely in Bali. The law of economy is applicable here, where there is demand there must be a supply,” he said. According to him, it was difficult to detect and prevent the entry of prostitutes into Bali because it was not possible to record and question them one by one whether they were prostitute or not. What could be done, said Wenten, was only providing socialization, awareness and skills to the existing prostitutes in Bali so they would no longer work in the profession. “Social Service only serves to provide socialization, while the law enforcement or inspection to dimly lit café and nightlife premises where the prosti-

tutes operate belongs to the authority of municipal police. Similarly, we cannot prohibit the commercial sex workers from entering Bali,” he concluded. Met at different location, a member of Commission IV of the Bali House, Wayan Rawan Atmaja, recognized the increasing number of prostitutes coming to Bali was a threat in itself. Moreover, it could be closely linked to the increase in the HIV/AIDS case in Bali. “As a tourist destination, Bali is so excellent where the prostitutes also consider it a great place to work. As implication, it kindles the increase in the HIV/AIDS cases. So, we need to anticipate these problems together,” said the politician from Nusa Dua. Although it was hard to detect

and record every temporary migrant including the prostitutes, Rawan still hoped there were more strict data collections to them. Personal identity and purpose of their coming to Bali should be clear and they should clarify what job to take after arriving in Bali. On that account, the role of the community in the customary village was expected to be able to supervise the entry of prostitutes to the territory. “Besides, to prevent the increase in the HIV/AIDS case, the dimly lit cafés and nightlight spots must be regularly raided. Regular medical checkup should also be provided for the prostitutes whether they have been contracted by HIV/ AIDS or not,” said the Golkar Party politician. (kmb29)

Congress lumbers while threatened default looms Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats in Congress failed to make any significant progress toward a deal Saturday even as a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer and a partial government shutdown neared the end of its second week. Lawmakers in both parties said they were watching for the reaction to the political uncertainty by the financial markets when they reopen after the weekend. There are two issues at play: the U.S. government has been partially shut since Oct. 1 because of Congress’ failure to pass a normally routine temporary spending bill. Separately, Obama wants Congress to extend the government’s borrowing authority - another matter that usually had been routine. The focus of efforts to end the government shutdown and prevent a U.S. default shifted to the Senate on Saturday, where Senate leaders were in bipartisan talks aimed at resolving the twin stalemates. “We haven’t done anything yet” by way of compromise, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said,

although he and other Democrats said repeatedly there was reason for optimism. Across the Capitol, a member of the hardcore conservative tea party caucus, Republican Rep. John Fleming, said there was “definitely a chance that we’re going to go past the deadline” of Thursday that Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has set for Congress to raise the $16.7 trillion debt limit. Amid meetings in Washington of world finance officials, the International Monetary Fund’s policy committee said the U.S. needs to take “urgent action” to address the impasse. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim stressed the urgency for Washington policymakers to reach agreement on raising the debt ceiling before the Thursday deadline set by

Lew, saying the economic fallout of failing to act could include increased interest rates, slower global economic growth and falling business confidence. Such an outcome, he said, would have a “disastrous impact” on poor nations. President Barack Obama met with Senate Democratic leaders at the White House after accusing Republicans of practicing the politics of extortion. “Manufacturing crises to extract massive concessions isn’t how our democracy works, and we have to stop it,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address. Ironically, though, House Republicans who triggered the shutdown with tea party-driven demands to eradicate Obama’s health law conceded that they had temporarily been reduced to virtual bystander status. “The Senate needs to hold tough,” Republican Rep. Greg Walden quoted Speaker John Boehner as telling House Republican lawmakers in a private meeting Saturday morning. “The president now isn’t negotiating with us.”

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Cyclone in India weakens; officials say few deaths

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Negara (Bali Post)—

Location on the hill valley at the edge of the Batuagung River was formerly the headquarters of the fighters belonging to the members of the Indonesian Council of People’s Struggle (DPRI). At the same location, the troops from around Jembrana led by Ida Bagus Gde Dosther joined the ‘M’ forces led by Captain Markadi to set the strategy for the fight against the Dutch. So far, the monument established at the river side remains to stand firmly. Unfortunately, the monument does not get attention at all. Other than overgrown by weeds, roof of the monument was also overgrown by reeds. Additionally, the umbrella and yellow cloth wrapped around the monument body has also been worn. On hearing the information, the Regent of Jembrana I Putu Artha visited the monument located at the edge of forest, Friday morning (Oct 11). Regent Artha was sad to see the monument condition. He said it should be fixed considering the historical value of the monument was very significant for Jembrana. He

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BEHRAMPUR, India - India began sorting through miles of wreckage Sunday after Cyclone Phailin roared ashore, flooding towns and villages and destroying tens of thousands of thatch homes, but officials said massive evacuation efforts had spared the east coast from widespread loss of life. The storm, the strongest to hit India in more than a decade, destroyed hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of crops, but more than 18 hours after it made landfall in Orissa state, officials said they knew of only nine fatalities. The final death toll will almost certainly climb, and parts of the cyclone-battered coast remain isolated by downed communication links and blocked roads, but the evacuation of nearly 1 million people appeared to have saved many lives. “Damage to property is extensive,” said Amitabh Thakur, the top police officer in the Orissa district worst-hit by the cyclone. “But few lives have been lost,” he said, crediting the mass evacuations. A cargo ship carrying iron ore, the MV Bingo, sank Saturday as the cyclone barreled through the Bay of Bengal, coast guard officials said. The crew of 18 including 17 Chinese and one Indonesian - got into a lifeboat but had not been located by mid-

day Sunday. Port officials were in touch with the crew by radio until 4 a.m. Sunday, and the coast guard was still searching for the crew, said guard Commandant Sharad Matri. The storm weakened significantly after making landfall early Saturday night, with some areas reporting little more than breezy drizzles on Sunday, but meteorologists said parts of the region would face heavy rains and winds for the next 24 hours. “Its intensity is still strong, but after crossing the coast it has weakened considerably,” Sharat Sahu, a top official with the Indian Meteorological Dept. in Orissa, told reporters. Indian officials spoke dismissively of American forecasters who had warned of a recordbreaking cyclone that would drive a massive wall of water - perhaps as large as 9 meters high (30 feet high) - into the coastline. “They have been issuing warnings and we have been contradicting them,” said L.S. Rathore, director-general of the Indian Meteorological Department. “That is all that I want to say.” “As a scientist, we have our own opinion and we stuck to that. We told them that is what is required as a national weather service - to keep people informed with the reality without being influenced by over-warning,” he said at a news conference in New Delhi, the capital.

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Indians ride through an over flooded bridge from Cyclone Phailin in Berhampur, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.


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Visitors to Zion National Park take in the sights after the park opened on a limited basis Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 near Springdale, Utah.

Grand Canyon opens in state, fed nat’l parks deal Associated Press Writer

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — Tourists returned to the Grand Canyon on Saturday after Arizona officials along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan to reopen national parks, which had been closed as a result of the partial government shutdown. But the Obama administration’s permission to reopen tourist areas across the nation came with a big caveat: States must foot the bill with money they likely won’t see again. So far, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Arizona and New York have agreed to open parks that had been closed since the beginning of the month. Meanwhile, governors in other states were trying to gauge what would be the bigger economic hit — paying to keep the areas operating or losing the tourist money that flows when the scenic attractions are open. South Dakota and several corporate donors worked out a deal with the National Park Service to reopen Mount Rushmore beginning Monday. Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard said it will cost

$15,200 a day to pay the federal government to run the landmark in the Black Hills. He said he has wired four days’ worth of donations. In New York, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his state will pay $61,600 a day to fully fund Park Service personnel and the Statue of Liberty will open Sunday. In Arizona, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer balked at spending about $112,000 a day for a full reopening of the Grand Canyon. She said a partial reopening would be much cheaper while allowing tourists to visit and businesses to benefit. “The daily cost difference is enormous, especially without assurances that Arizona will be reimbursed,” said Andrew Wilder, a spokesman for Brewer.

In the end, Arizona agreed to pay the Park Service $651,000 to keep the Grand Canyon open for seven days. The $93,000 a day is less than the $112,000 the federal government had said was needed to fund park operations each day. In additional to state money, cash provided by the town of Tusayan, just outside the South Rim entrance, and private business would also be included in the funding. At this time of year, the Grand Canyon draws about 18,000 people a day who pump an estimated $1 million a day into the local economy. The town of Tusayan, and area businesses have pledged $400,000 to help reopen the canyon, but Wilder said it was unclear if the Interior Department could accept private funds.

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TV ad puppets electrify Israeli gay rights debate

650 flights cancelled during APEC 2013

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JERUSALEM — The goal was merely to promote clean energy in Israel — but television ads starring a pair of male puppets called “plug” and “socket” have instead unleashed a debate about gay pride. The puppets, named Sheka and Teka in Hebrew, have appeared in ads for the state-owned Israel Electric Corp. for more than a decade. Israelis have long playfully questioned whether they might be gay. But the arrival of a baby puppet in the new campaign set off fresh speculation about their sexual orientation. The ads highlight a striking paradox of the Holy Land: Although religion holds great sway and there is no civil marriage, gays have gained a widespread acceptance that is increasingly noted around the world. Gay activists demand the ad characters, who have a close but ambiguous relationship, officially come out of the closet. Some gay rights advocates accuse the company of being intentionally ambiguous about their sexuality in a cynical publicity ploy. “This should weigh on the conscience of everyone who worked on this campaign, who will come home and ask themselves whether they would want to raise a child in a country where the electric company says: ‘Hide, don’t be proud,’” wrote Dvir Bar in nightlife magazine City Mouse. Sheka and Teka have drawn comparisons with another famous puppet pair: Bert and Ernie, whose sexuality also has come into question in pop culture. Sesame Workshop, which produces “Sesame Street,” has declared that the two are just good friends and they “remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.” In their latest ad, Sheka and Teka are seen in a living room, talking to a pinkish baby puppet with a tuft of orange hair. The scene then flashes back to a hospital nursery, where the baby is sucking on a pacifier and Teka congratulates Sheka on the birth of his child. It’s unclear who the mother is. Later in the ad, the duo sits on a park bench with the child. They breathe in the fresh air the electricity company suggests is made possible by cleaner energy production. Teka sniffs and suggests that the baby needs a diaper change. Other ads have seen the two on a shaded paddle boat in the Dead Sea, driving a red convertible in crisp black suits and sunglasses, and lounging on the couch in their pajamas. They have also been seen sharing a room with single beds. Many of the ads are public service announcements, warning children about the dangers of climbing electricity towers or getting too close to space heaters. The Israel Electric Corp. says it does not understand the fuss over the campaign. It says the puppets, who have been on the air since 2002, are merely delivering the company’s messages. “They represent the concerned Israeli, who is really worried about the air quality he is breathing and the environment he lives in. The baby that was born now represents the next generation,” said Oren Helman, a senior vice president who is behind the commercial. “There are no hints or ambiguities here.”

MANGUPURA - The economic leader meeting in the 21st Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit held on October 7-8 in Nusa Dua required the government to cancel the flight schedules for safety reasons. As a result, 650 flights were cancelled during the activity. Spokesperson of the Angkasa Pura (AP) 1 of Ngurah Rai International Airport, Sherly Yunita, revealed that 650 flights of totally 1,246 regular flights or precisely 52 percent were not operated. “Flight cancellations were made on October 6 to 9. The arrival of both domestic and international flight reached 341 flights and the departed amounted to 309 flights. Thus, they totally reached 650 flights,” said Sherly Yunita. According to her, the flight after the event had been getting normal. Authority of the Angkasa Pura I of Ngurah Rai Airport also began operating the new terminal for international departure. “At 8 o’clock tonight (Wed/ Oct 9—Ed), passengers of international flight that will leave Bali can enjoy the convenience of the new terminal. A total of 176 Jetstar passengers with flight number JQ117 to Perth, Australia, will become the first passengers departing from the new terminal,” she explained. Meanwhile, she said, the new arrival terminal would have 96 check-in counters, 26 immigration counters and 9 waiting rooms equipped with 11 passenger boarding bridges. The

AP Photo/Yossi Weiss, Israel Electric Corporation, HOPD

new terminal would be capable of serving more passengers than the old terminal. Previously, President Director of Angkasa Pura, Tommy Soetomo, said the existing terminal only had a capacity of 7 million passengers per year. In the future, with the terminal having double capacity, it would be able to

serve 16 million passengers each year. “We are thankful because terminal transfer process tonight can run smoothly, orderly and safely,” he said. He revealed that passenger growth rate for the last 6 years reached 14 percent. His party was optimistic with the future growth in passenger number that would

continue. Moreover, Indonesia had successfully hosted the APEC Summit. It would be a booster for the economic growth and tourism in Indonesia, especially in Bali. “By all means, it will be a challenge for the Angkasa Pura as the airport operator,” he said. He appealed to all the passengers, hotels and travel agencies to

pay attention to the signs having been prepared and expected they could maintain the orderliness and help smooth the process of passenger departure. “In order this transfer process can run smoothly and orderly, we do request the participation and cooperation of all parties,” he said. (kmb27)

Bali bombing site’s plan revealed IBP

This undated image released by the Israel Electric Corporation shows Sheka and Teka and a baby puppet used in its latest public service campaign.

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Tourists leave Bali through Ngurah Rai Airport recently. Around 650 flights were canceled during APEC Summit 2013 in Bali.

Detailed plans for an international peace park on the main Bali bombing site have been released, as project supporters launch a national fundraising campaign. The peace park design – by renowned Bali landscape artist Made Wijaya – includes a sculpture featuring 202 poles, representing the lives lost in the 2002 terror attacks. “But this is a forward-looking project and one that I ask all Australians to backwith just a few dollars each, through our new SMS donation service,” said Bali Peace Park Association Vice Chairman and bombing survivor Gary Nash in Perth.

“We join with our Balinese friends and supporters in wanting this to be a statement about the future of world peace, especially in our region.” His appeal was backed by Sydney’s Maria Kotronakis, who lost two sisters and two cousins in the Sari Club blast and is part of an international network of peace park advocates. Made Wijaya’s design incorporates four “contemplative corners” acknowledging the peoples of four faiths who were lost: Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Christian. “We hope, through garden beauty, to turn the memories of this place into a sense of respect for the deceased and of hope for peace in

the future,” Made said. “By incorporating artful natural planting in a Balinese way we hope people will feel peaceful and that their hearts will sing when they enter the space.” In Bali, prominent Legian and Kuta community representatives Nyoman Sarjana and Nyoman Swarsa said the peace park was a vital project that would spread goodwill and become a popular landmark in the busy tourist precinct. The former Sari Club site where most of the casualties occurred – remains a makeshift carpark at present, with commercial development vetoed by local authorities.

Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott said what happened on the land was a matter for the local people but he backed the project: “This is something that we would like to see happen and obviously the Commonwealth will do what it can to bring that about.” All Australian State, Territory and Federal governments are backing the project, promising a total of $900,000 towards the land purchase. Mr Nash said the project was entering a critical period. “It’s been 11 years since Bom Bali and many people are tired of waiting,” he said. “Knowing we have growing support in Bali and Australia, we

are now asking the landowner to re-consider the sale of the land.” But as the peace park association heads into negotiations, more public funds are needed to augment the $900,000 already pledged. The “Text Bali For Peace” appeal is designed to make donating easy via mobile phones, to boost the project ahead of renewed efforts to secure the land. While larger donations are welcome, just two, five or ten dollars from individuals will make all the difference in what will be a crucial 12 months for this project. “So we’ve made it easy to donate on your mobile phone. Remember to ‘Text Bali For Peace’.” Mr Nash said.


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Water crisis, farmers at Ban village, Kubu, sell cattle BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers help with two cisterns Amlapura (Bali Post)—

In dry season and regular clean water crisis, cattle raisers at Ban village, Kubu subdistrict, Karangasem, reduce the number of their cattle by selling them. Otherwise, the cattle can be thin or die due to lack of fodder and drinking water. In order to reduce losses due to lack of fodder and drinking water, cattle raisers were forced to sell their cattle. It was revealed by one of the Ban villagers, namely the hamlet chief of Ban, Nyoman Saba, Friday (Oct 11) at local village while receiving the representative of BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers. At that time, the representative Robert Wiradinata handed over a fund for the construction of two cisterns. It would be established near local hamlet

hall of Bukit Cutcut Mangun and another on hilltop of Pendem sub hamlet. “We deliberately establish the cistern on hilltop so that later on when having enough money we can easily drain the water from the cistern to people’s house,” said Pasek Taruk. The fund of cistern grant was received by hamlet chief Made Sudarma at Cutcut Bukit Mangun, while at Pendem was received by Labha Kinasa Farmer Group Leader I Ketut Pasek Taruk witnessed

by hamlet chief of Ban, Nyoman Saba, and dozens of group members receiving the assistance. Both groups looked happy to receive the cistern assistance. They repeatedly expressed their gratitude to BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers. Both groups had been preparing the land for building the cistern. Even, the group members at Pendem were willing to work at night to make a hole on hilltop for the cistern construction. “We have worked by mutual assistance at

night because it is very hot during the day,” said Pasek Taruk. He said the land dug was very hard. Later on, Pasek Taruk said, other than group member receiving the cistern assistance, the other residents could also take water from the cistern. Nyoman Dogol, an old grandpa having joined the resettlement program to North Sulawesi was in charge of maintaining the pipelines. The springs taken from the eastern slopes of Mount Abang, Bangli, would be drained to fill in the cisterns. Hamlet chief Nyoman Saba said that ahead of the regular dry season, farmers reduced the burden by selling their cattle or goats. It was intended to avoid greater losses.

During dry season, it was very hard for them to get fodder because the grass dried and clean water crisis engulfed. “Without selling quickly, we can suffer great losses because our cattle are thin and they even can die due to the unavailability of grass and water,” said Saba. Local farmers could only grow crops once a year when the land was damp due to rainwater. In this dry season, their cattle looked thin. Similarly, three pigs belonging to Pasek Taruk looked thin as well. “Farmers and breeders at Ban village cannot raise cattle in large quantity because during dry season there is no fodder and we have difficulty to get water,” added Saba. (013)

Crashed by tidal waves, cemetery revetment destroyed Tabanan (Bali Post)—

Sea waves of the southern ocean of Tabanan raged again. As a result, the revetment of cemetery owned by Pasut customary village, Tibubiu, Kerambitan, was crushed, Friday (Oct 11). Due to serious condition, the tidal waves had inundated the paddy field of local residents. As consequence, fishermen were forced to take day-off from going to sea. It started happening on Thursday afternoon (Oct 10). Until last Thursday, the waves still raged. Revetment of the Pasut cemetery having collapsed some time ago was then completely destroyed. Even, it was virtually dragged out to sea. It was unknown yet how many losses suffered due to the incident. Moreover, the concrete revetment was still fairly new. It spread approximately along 10 meters. “It happened on Thursday afternoon. The waves raged and devastated cemetery revetment,” said a fisherman figure from Pasut, Ketut ‘Sadam’ Arsana Yasa. This Chairman of the Indonesian Fishermen Association (HNSI) of Tabanan added the high sea waves had reached the land nearby, including the paddy fields. Brunt of the tidal waves further exacerbated the coastal erosion. According to Saddam, without immedi-

ate handling, the destroyed revetment of local cemetery would be getting worse and then eroded the land area of cemetery. Additionally, it was feared to disrupt the ritual ceremonies of customary villagers because the only access to location was through the coastal pathway. Other than damaging the cemetery revetment at Pasut, the tidal waves also harmed the fisherman parking hut at Kelecung Beach, East Selemadeg, whereas it was just built by local fisherman group. As a result, they had trouble to tether their boat. “The waves are really vicious and hazardous. The height could reach more than 4 meters,” said Saddam. All fishermen also took day-off together to avoid the brunt of waves. Saddam added that fishermen in Tabanan had taken day-off for six days since the waves turned vicious. They were forced to take it to avoid any accidents because the wave height was incomparable to the strength of fishing boat. It was unknown how long the day-off would take place. “We wait until the wave is turning quiet,” he said. According to him, since the past 10 years, only this time the brunt of wave could reach the mainland. The worst incident occurred in 1978 where seawater reached the highway up to a radius of 50 meters. (kmb30)

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Bali Hotels Association (BHA) recently visited four orphanages in Singaraja as part of its annual linen drive. This initiative was headed by Mrs. Virginie Tutin Sandstrom, Director in charge of Community Service for BHA. She was assisted by five participants also representing the organization. A bus containing 52 boxes of linen, towels and pillows departed Kuta at 8am for the journey to Singaraja.All items had been generously donated by members of the Bali Hotels Association namely The 101 Legian, Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, Aerowisata Sanur Beach Bali, The Oberoi Bali, Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, The Elysian, Harris Resort Kuta Beach, and Maya Ubud Resort & Spa. The first stop was at the largest orphanage in the region, NARAYAN SEVA, which provides a nurturing home environment to 85 children. The bus then visited Widhya Asih with 80 children c in care followed by Permata Bangsa and Al Khoirot, currently looking after 30 disadvantaged youngsters each. “Life in Bali is influenced by a social practice known as ‘gotong royong’,

which refers to joint responsibility and mutual cooperation. BHA is inspired by the ideals of this concept and the ongoing benefits of supporting those in need. The annual linen drive is one of many programs carried by BHA on a regular basis with the aim of giving back to the local community,” comments Alessandro Migliore, Chairman of Bali Hotels Association. “Visiting these orphanages was a truly inspiring experience. All of the children go to school and are being taught the necessary life skills that will enable them to become productive members of society. They are polite and extremely well spoken. Through the generosity of others, each orphanage has been able to slowly improve its facilities and living conditions. On this particular trip we were shown an organic garden, a batik workshop and

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donated computers. The children can participate in English classes, yoga, gymnastics, singing, dancing and other activities essential to growing up,” says Virginie Tutin Sandstrom. She adds, “Our deepest respect goes to the caregivers for their dedicated efforts in assuming total responsibility for these children and giving them love as well as a sense of purpose. BHAhas played a small role in comparison, but we are extremely happy in knowing that the linen collected is being put to good use.” Primary caregiver from Panti Asuhan Widhya Asih 3 Singaraja, Ibu Made Kristiani concluded, “We really appreciate the visit and donation from BHA. Everyone here is smiling today and each child received their own towel, pillow and bed sheet. It is small items like these that help us create a proper home environment.”

Calendar Event for October 4 through 28 , 2013

8 Oct Anggarkasih Julungwangi Pura Tirtaharum Tegalwangi Bangli Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangguntiti Jakatebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Sangsit Buleleng Pura Dalem Waturenggong Taro Tegalalang Pura Ibu (Pura Kaja) Wanasari Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Tulikup Pura manik Bingin Sidemen

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BHA conducts linen drive and orphanage tour

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The revetment of cemetery in Pasut customary village is damaged by the tidal waves

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17 Oct Wraspati Wage Sungsang Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Tampuagan Tembuku Bangli Odalan Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Petemon Merajan Pasek Gelgel Melinggih Odalan Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Dewa Besakih 19 Oct Purnama Sasih Kapat Bathara Tiga Sakti Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Meru Cakra Lombok Pura Lempuyang Madya Karangasem Pura Penerejon Kintamani Pura Pulaki Buleleng Pura Tirta Empul Tampak Siring Pura Puseh, Pura Desa, Pura Penataran, Pura

Luhuring Akasa, Bhatara Hyang Basukih Desa Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Tirta Negari Singapadu Pura Puseh, Desa, Penataran Tangsub Sukawati Pura Penataran Agung Tegallalang Pura Desa Denjalan, Tegaltamu, Tegehe, Batu Yang lan Batuaji Batubulan Pura Puseh Singakerta Ubud Pura Nataran Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Bakuang Ceningan Nusa Penida Pura Pasek Getas Kawan Kedewataan Ubud Pura Agung Dukuh Sakti Pangku Subami Braban Pura Pasek Gelgel Carik Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Klanting Dukuh Krambitan Pura Pasek Bendesa Mas Gadungan Selemadeg Pura Agung Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Selemadeg Pura Penataran Pasek Kayu Putih Bandem Karangasem Pura Puseh Werdi Agung Bolang Mangondow Sulut Pura Dukuh Segening Wangsiang Karangasem Pura Dalem Khayangan Arya Gajahpara Sukaluwih Tejakula Buleleng Pura Pasraman Suci Renon Denpasar Pura Penataran Agung Kertabumi Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Jakarta Pura Luhur Waisnawa Asah Badung Sepang Buleleng Pura Ulun Danu Batur Songan Kintamani Pura Agung Bhuwana Skyline Jayapura Papua Pura Dalem Bengkel Banjar Benoh Ubung Denpasar Merajan Suci Geriya Penataran Banjar Gemeh Denpasar Pura Pejengaji Tegalalang Pura Panti PasekGelgel Desa Meliling Kerambitan Pura Pejenengan Dukuh Ogan Desa Sangkan Gunung Rendang Karangasem Pura Dadia Dukuh Segening Desa Swastika Buana Saputih Banyak Lampung Tengah Pura Dukuh Sakti Belatung Kukuh Kerambitan Pura Gumang (Bukit Juru) Desa Bugbug Karangasem Pura Kawitan Arya Samping Banjar Langon Kapal Pura Pejenengan Pule Sari Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem Pura Segara Penimbangan Banjar Galiran Desa Bakti Seraga Buleleng Pura Puseh Yeh Ulakan Desa Suana Nusa Penida Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani

Pura Pasek Tangkas Kori Agung Kukuh kerambitan Pura Penataran Ubud Pura Luhur Giri Kusuma Dauh Peken Blahbatuh Pemerajan Agung Jambe Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman Sari Busungbiu Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Giri Jagat Nata Ketewel Sukawati Pura Dang Khayangan Penataran Agung BaturningMambal Abiansemal 22 Oct Penampahan Galungan 23 Oct Hari Raya Galungan Pura Wakika Kupang, NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang, NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung I Jakarta Timur Pura Mustika Dharma Kompleks Kopassus Cijantung Jakarta Timur. 24 Oct Wraspati Umanis Dungulan Pura Watukaru Tabanan Pura Lempuyang Luhur Karangasem Pura Kentel Gumi Klungkung Pura Pasek Gaduh Umadesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Penebel Tabanan Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Tiyingan Merajan Pasek Gaduh Umadesa. 25 Oct Sukra Paing Dungulan Pura Ulun Suwi Jimbaran, Badung Pura Luhur Cemenggon, Sukawati Pura Pasek Ubung Denpasar 26 Oct Saniscara Pon Dungulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung 27 Oct Redite Paing Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekar Mukti Batubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi Badung 28 Oct Soma Kliwon Kuningan Pura Desa Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah Selemadeg Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuan Busungbiu Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan

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


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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — It might as well be Taylor Swift weekend in Music City. The pop star opened her $4 million Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday morning, and will accept her record sixth songwriter-artist of the year award from Nashville Songwriters Association International on Sunday. Swift cut the ribbon on the new education center she donated to the museum as part of its expansion campaign and showed reporters and local high school students the new classroom and exhibit space before

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FILE - This Sept. 24, 2013 file photo shows singer Taylor Swift at the premiere of the “Romeo and Juliet” in Los Angeles.

the museum opened. “I’m really excited about this music education center and the fact that right now they have three different classes going on today,” Swift said in an interview after the ceremony. “It’s really exciting that we can be here on a day when they’re not only unveiling it, but they’re starting to actively use it today.” The center will have classroom space, a hands-on instrument room and ongoing education opportunities. Museum officials say the new center will increase educational opportunities sevenfold going forward. And who knows? Maybe users will find the 23-yearold Swift hanging around some day. “We’ve been talking about different programs I can be involved in,” said Swift. “I hate to call it a lecture because that sounds like I’m yelling at people, but we could do a Q&A talking to students here and a songwriters discussion would be really fun to have at some point.”

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Duchovny and Anderson say they want more ‘X-Files’ Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — After 20 years, it’s possible for the details of a relationship to get fuzzy. Just ask David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who first premiered their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully on “The X-Files” two decades ago. The series aired nine seasons and resulted in two feature films. While the two were unsure where they left their relationship in the show and films, the 53-year-old Duchovny and 45-year-old Anderson both said they’re open to making a third “X-Files” movie. The actors got together Saturday to mark the 20th Anniversary of the series’ premiere. They participated in a panel discussion for fans at The Paley Center for Media in New York. When asked where their characters left off, the two weren’t completely clear on the specifics. “Well they (Mulder and Scully) were married the last movie,” Duchovny said, referring to 2008’s “The X-Files: I Want to Believe.” “Were we actually married?” Anderson asked. “I believe so. That was my impression,” he responded. Their characters did become romantically involved in the TV series and were a couple during the 2008 movie. However, it was not clear whether they were married. The both are clear, however, about their interest in another “X-Files” film. “All the principals are on board,” including “X-Files” creator Chris Carter, Duchovny said. “Gillian and I want to do it, so it’s really up to Twentieth Century Fox at this point.” Anderson said if fans want another film they should let their voices be heard. “If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that then I guess that’s what it would be.” Actors Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny attend “The Truth Is Here: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on The X-Files” at The Paley Center for Media on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in New York.

One of Bomb Bali’s volunteer, H. Bambang, commemorate 2002 Bali Bombing with other relatives of victims at Ground Zero in Legian, Kuta.

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DENPASAR - Families of the victims of the first Bali bombings on October 12, 2002, which killed 202 people, commemorated the tragedy at Ground Zero in Legian, Kuta, on Saturday. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

“Every year we commemorate the tragedy, albeit modestly due to financial constraints,” said Ni Luh Erniyati, chairperson of the Istana Dewata Foundation which organized the commemoration. The foundation was established by families of the victims from Indonesia and abroad. Members of the foundation

gathered at Ground Zero, prayed and showered the monument with flowers. Some passers-by were seen joining the ceremony by tossing flowers and lighting candles at the monument set up at the site of the bombing. I Wayan Rasmi, the wife of one of the victims, Made Sujana, said, recalling the incident 11

years ago, “At that time my husband, Made Sujana, was working as a security guard at Sari Club. My family and I were shocked upon hearing of the incident from my sister in law, who was also working at one of the night clubs in Kuta.” She said she still remembered how parts of her husband’s body

had been sent from the local Sanglah hospital in Denpasar. “Because the identification process was long, we, the family, finally decided to conduct a burial ceremony. After some time, we finally received parts of my husband’s body that had been identified based upon DNA testing,” she said.

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