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Oh baby, baby... Britney Spears hits set for Broadway

NEW YORK - Britney Spears is heading to Broadway, the singer announced Tuesday, in the form of a fairytale jukebox musical with a feminist bent set to the pop star’s hits. “Once Upon a One More Time” begins previews and then a limited run in Chicago from October 29 before setting its sights on New York. “I’m so excited to have a musical with my songs -- especially one that takes place in such a magical world filled with characters that I grew up on, who I love and adore,” Spears, 37, said in a statement. “This is a dream come true for me!” It will fill the slot in Chicago that had been slated to host “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” about Michael Jackson, a musical whose tryout was canceled over “scheduling difficulties” linked to a labor dispute with actors, according to its producers. The cancellation came just prior to an HBO documentary however that detailed pedophilia allegations

against Jackson. Producers say they are hoping to take the musical straight to Broadway in 2020. In the meantime, the Britney show will see a “rogue fairy godmother” enlighten its protagonists on progressive views on the notion of happily ever after. The title of the show references “...Baby One More Time,” the 1998 breakout single for Spears, who went on to become one of the bestselling pop artists in history. A statement explaining the show on Spears’ website invoked Betty Friedan’s manifesto credited with ushering in second-wave feminism in the United States. “Once Upon A Time… Cinderella, Snow White, and the other fairytale princesses gather for their book club, when -- oh, baby baby! –- a rogue fairy godmother drops The Feminine Mystique into their corseted laps, spurring a royal revelation,” it read. “Could there really be more to life than bird-made dresses and true love’s kiss?” (afp)

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In this file photo taken on April 12, 2018, singer Britney Spears attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

This picture taken on March 12, 2019 shows K-pop star Jung Joonyoung (C) surrounded by reporters as he arrives at Incheon international airport in Incheon.

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Clean-cut K-pop embroiled in S. Korean sex scandal

SEOUL - With wholesome looks and increasingly global fanbases, K-pop has sold its stars as the ultimate squeaky clean pin-ups. But a burgeoning sex scandal in the industry shows how pervasive discrimination and abuse are in South Korean society, activists say. In the space of just two days, singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young and BIGBANG boyband member Seungri have announced their retirements from showbusiness. Jung, 30, admitted filming himself having sex and sharing the footage without his partners’ consent, while Seungri -- real name Lee Seung-hyun -- is embroiled in a sex-for-investment criminal investigation. Both were members of the same chatroom where Jung and others shared illicit content of at least 10 women, according to broadcaster SBS. The South has been battling a growing epidemic of so-called “molka”, or spycam videos -- mostly of women, secretly filmed by men. But K-pop stars generally cultivate clean-cut images -- and are actively promoted by the South Korean government as a key cultural export. Many face tremendous pressure

to look and behave perfectly in an industry powered by so-called “fandoms” -- groups of well-organised admirers at home and abroad who spend enormous amounts of time and money to help their favoured stars climb up the charts and attack their perceived rivals. With fortunes at stake they would have more to lose than most by being embroiled in a scandal, even after a wave of #MeToo accusations in the still socially conservative South over the past year. Lee Moon-won, a popular culture critic in Seoul, said the multilingual Seungri -- who has multiple business interests -- was popularly seen as “ideal cultural export”. “Most of his fans would agree that Seungri is an exceptionally hard working star,” Lee told AFP. “On top of his singing career, he somehow mastered Japanese and Chinese, which made him a very useful

member whenever BIGBANG visited those countries. “Learning two foreign languages while being a K-pop star is definitely not an easy thing.” Seungri was interviewed by police at the weekend over accusations he lobbied potential investors by offering them the services of prostitutes at nightclubs in Seoul’s posh Gangnam district. The 29-year-old is also linked to a police investigation into Burning Sun, a nightclub where he was a public relations director, where staff are alleged to have filmed women with hidden cameras and used alcohol and drugs to sexually assault them. Before the scandal, Seungri had been nicknamed the “Great Seungsby” after the protagonist of the Scott Fitzgerald novel the Great Gatsby, for his good looks, his seemingly successful business and the lavish parties he had thrown. (afp)

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Family members mourn the victims at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019.

US grounds Boeing 737 MAX as black boxes flown to France for analysis

The ban on the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft became worldwide after US President Donald Trump joined Canada and other countries in grounding the aircraft, and the black box flight recorders from the doomed plane were flown to France for analysis Thursday. US authorities said that new evidence showed similarities between Sunday’s deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 and a fatal accident in Indonesia in October. The weekend crash killed all 157 people aboard. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that findings from the crash site near Addis Ababa and “newly refined satellite data” warranted “further investigation of the possibility of a shared cause for the two incidents.” An FAA emergency order grounded 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft until further notice.

Trump told reporters at the White House the “safety of the American people and all peoples is our paramount concern.” Mexico late Wednesday suspended MAX 8 and 9 operations, after Canada and Chile also joined the long list of countries to ban the plane from flying in their airspaces. Many airlines have voluntarily taken it out of service. Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia followed suit. FAA acting chief Daniel Elwell said the agency has been “working tirelessly” to find the cause of the accident but faced delays because the black box flight data recorders

had been damaged. The new information shows “the track of that airplane was close enough to the track of the Lion Air flight... to warrant the grounding of the airplanes so we could get more information from the black boxes and determine if there’s a link between the two, and if there is, find a fix to that link,” Elwell said on CNBC. Boeing chief Dennis Muilenburg said he supported the US decision “out of an abundance of caution” but continued to have “full confidence” in the safety of the plane. The company continues its ef-

forts “to understand the cause of the accidents in partnership with the investigators, deploy safety enhancements and help ensure this does not happen again,” Muilenburg said in a statement. Ethiopian Airlines said Thursday that the black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed have been flown to Paris for analysis. The accounts of the recent crashes were echoed in concerns registered by US pilots on how the MAX 8 behaves.

- Pilots concerns At least four American pilots made reports following the Lion Air crash, all complaining the aircraft suddenly pitched downward shortly after takeoff, according to documents reviewed

by AFP on the Aviation Safety Reporting System, a voluntary incident database maintained by NASA. In two anonymous reports on flights just after the Lion Air crash, pilots disconnected the autopilot and corrected the plane’s trajectory. One said the flight crew reviewed the incident “at length... but can’t think of any reason the aircraft would pitch nose-down so aggressively.” Continued to page 6 News can also be heard in “Bali Image” at Global Radio FM 96.5 from 9.30 until 10.00 am. Listen to Global Radio FM at http:// globalfmbali.listen2myradio.com or live video streaming at http:// radioglobalfmbali.com and http:// ustream.tv/channel/global-fm-bali.


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To enhance vocational education in tourism

UNESCO organizes a meeting

MANGUPURA - Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and a major source of income for many countries. As a people-oriented industry, tourism also provides a lot of work which has helped revitalize the local economy. However, like other forms of development, tourism can also cause problems such as social dislocation, loss of cultural heritage, economic dependence, and ecological degradation. For this reason, the UNESCO of Jakarta Office held a sub-regional Forum on National Institutional Change in Tourism and Vocation Education for Sustainable Development. Located at Bintang Bali Resort, Kuta, on Wednesday (Mar. 13) this forum involved 50 participants from five countries namely Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste representing the Ministry of Education, Technical Vocational Education and Training Centers, Teacher Training Institutions, the private sector and tourism vocational schools. According to Prof. Dr. Arief Rachman, Executive Chairman of the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education and Culture, the forum

aims to exchange expertise and experience of institutional change in tourism vocational education. “This is a regional meeting of UNESCO and its partners to improve vocational education related to sustainable development,” he said. In this case, it must be ensured that UNESCO reaches its target philosophically, namely peace. It hoped there will be no more wars. One of the solutions is to improve the quality of education. Three targets to be achieved include that education should not be discriminated against but must be inclusive. Secondly, there is even distribution in the mountains and on the coast. All people have to get a quality education. Thirdly, it must be ensured that learning is for

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Prof. Dr. Areif Rachman(thirs from the right)Executive Chairman of the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education and Culture.

Badung provides 1,074 free Wi-Fi access points

MANGUPURA - Badung district government through its Communication and Informatics Agency has 1,074 free Wi-Fi access points at 997 locations. This policy is to support the Smart City development program and Electronic-Based Government System (SPBE) in various regions. Head of the Badung Communication and Informatics Agency, I Wayan Weda Dharmaja, stated the devices are installed for all regional agencies, Mangusada Hospital, sub-district head office, village offices, public health center and auxiliary public health center, hamlet hall, elementary and junior high schools in Badung district, and tourist objects by getting to know the SSID Badungfreewifi. “We do hope the facilities provided by the government can be maintained together, and utilized positively and productively,” said Weda Dharmaja on Wednesday (Mar. 13). With the facilities provided, he hoped that the public can analyze whether the information is correct or fake, so that a smart society can be realized. “With this media literacy, we hope that later on people will be smart and able to distinguish which news are fake, and which ones are correct,” he said.

According to him, the Badung Communication and Informatics Agency has collaborated with the provincial government of Bali to conduct media literacy on understanding fake news. “News must be understood whether they are correct or not, see from the source. The news must be analyzed, whether it functions and has an impact on others,” he said He explained that his agency in Badung is also actively conducting media literacy, so that people understand the beneficial news. “We also disseminate this to each sub-district, schools especially the millennial generation,” he said. General Administrative Assistant to the Regional Secretary of Badung, Cok Raka Darmawan, said that smart city is not enough by only preparing the regulations, IT infrastructure, facilities and competent IT human resources, but must also prepare intelligent community in obtaining and utilizing communication and information media (smart citizen). “Our shared ability to manage this product productively, innovatively and competitively as will become the key to success in facing the challenges of the Industrial Revolution 4.0,” he concluded. (kmb27)

different from the old ones. With the Presidential Instruction No. 9/2016 concerning Revitalization of Vocational High Schools, of course it is expected to improve the quality and competitiveness of Indonesia’s Human Resources (HR).

“In the revitalization, there are four fields to be developed. One of them is tourism. This is done considering tourism is a mainstay of all regions. Vocational schools try to prepare themselves in terms of their human resources,” he concluded. (kmb23)

After one-month trial

Traffic engineering at Nakula intersection to be finalized

MANGUPURA - Regarding the finalization of the traffic determination decision at the Nakula intersection, Legian, the Badung Transportation Agency will conduct an evaluation meeting together with community leaders from Legian and Seminyak on Friday (Mar. 15). This is done considering the implementation of the traffic engineering trial in the area has been running for almost a month. Head of the Badung Transportation Agency, Tofan Priyanto, when confirmed on Wednesday (Mar. 13) stated the finalization is considered possible as dissemination has been done for a month through traffic engineering. He said that so far traffic changes had gone smoothly and had a positive impact. “Surely, two or three people might complain at the beginning,” he concluded. He explained, for the initial scheme of traffic diversion implemented so far, there had been no adjustments except for the traffic of motorbike on Jalan Nakula – Jalan Eka Laweya having been adjusted after the last two weeks. According to him, the evaluation is based on input of people in the field. If the traffic engineering is agreed upon, the decision will be delivered in the form of

an official report on the accuracy of traffic determination. After that, permanent signs are installed which have now been prepared. Tofan said the traffic sign will apply simultaneously with the implementation of ATC traffic. The operation of ATC is waiting for the agreement decision and installation of permanent sign. “Time of the traffic sign will be set, whether it is applied in 2 phases or 3 phases. It depends on the agreement because it is influenced by traffic from related intersection,” he explained. When interviewed separately, Headman of Legian, Made Madia Surya Natha, justified this matter. According to him, the evaluation meeting will be held in the civic center by inviting representatives of the Legian community leaders. Related to this, he admitted that residents of Legian had also conducted a hamlet meeting for providing input related to the traffic engineering evaluation. “Later, it will be summarized by the hamlet chief. They will convey the aspirations of their residents. In general, traffic engineering has already led to better condition but indeed there are some points needing to be evaluated,” he added. (kmb23)

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Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali announces appointment of new Sales Manager – MICE

Jamal Hussain, General Manager of Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Ni Kadek Pitri Jayanti to the role of Sales Manager – MICE. In her new role, Ms. Pitri will support this very important part of the Hotel business in line with the overall goals set for the year.

the future, not just for now. “Most importantly, the learning is for the future, or better known as lifelong learning,” he concluded. Meanwhile, Director of High Vocational School Development, Dr. M. Bakrun, said that currently the vocational schools are very

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Graduating from the Politeknik Negeri Bali and majoring in Hotel Accommodation Management, she started her professional career in 2009 as a Reservation Officer. Since then she has held various key sales positions in recognized hotels and has worked her way up to become a Sales Manager – MICE.

Together with her colleagues, Ms. Pitri will support sales in the MICE section of the Sales Department to achieve the goals set for the year and further establish Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa as a major MICE venue in Bali. The Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa is the pioneer of luxury accommodation within the Nusa Dua area.

This 5-star diamond resort, has been welcoming kings, queens, presidents and other dignitaries since its grand opening. Nestled within beautifully landscaped gardens, the resort, with its 382 guestrooms and suites, features all the elegance of a Balinese palace, while offering modern amenities. The Nusa Dua Spa

is designed to highlight its rich Balinese tradition with a variety of indigenous treatments. Dining at Nusa Dua Hotel & Spa is an epicurean journey with a choice of five restaurants and four bars under the close watch of an award-winning culinary team. For more information, please visit www.nusaduahotel.com.


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To compete in industrial revolution 4.0 age

Young generation needs to master open source software

Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere had teased that his Louis Vuitton Paris fashion week show late Tuesday would be a “shock”.

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Louis Vuitton ends Paris fashion week with night in two museums

PARIS - Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere had teased that his Louis Vuitton Paris fashion week show late Tuesday would be a “shock”. He wasn’t kidding. While guests had been invited to the Louvre Museum in the centre of the French capital, when they took their seats they actually found themselves in the Pompidou Centre, a kilometre away to the east. This wasn’t some sort teleporter trick from “Star Trek”. Ghesquiere had recreated the groundbreaking architecture of the Pompidou’s modern art galleries inside the Louvre -- “a museum inside a museum” -- to demonstrate the shock of the new. And his clothes for autumn/ winter where just as tricksy, mixing

stripes, checks, floral and all sorts of prints and patterns in what the New York Times’s Vanessa Friedman quickly called a “good taste, bad taste mash up”. On the last of nine packed days of shows, it was hard for some exhausted fashionistas to get their heads round, particularly as many had shed a silent tear earlier in the day as the late Karl Lagerfeld’s final collection was shown at Chanel. But Ghesquiere had warned that change was a-coming in a tonguein-check social media teaser video from his “muse”, American actress

and model Indya Moore, the transgender star of the US television series “Pose”. “I was busy admiring myself being admired by myself,” Moore drawled archly in what may have been a swipe at the latest trendy modern tribe, the autosexuals. - No need to panic -

Excessive self-regard is not something fashion designers as smart as Ghesquiere could be accused of. Before the shareholders of the world’s richest fashion brand start panicking, there was method to this. In fact, the pick ‘n’ mix pattern palate was an hommage to what Ghesquiere called the “sarto-

rial melting pot” of the still rather rough-edged shopping district near the Pompidou Centre, where the timelessly tasteful wardrobe codes of upper class Parisians rub up uneasily against the more eclectic street style of the youthful multicultural suburbs. “It’s an incredible mix which converges towards this epicentre” near the Chatelet transport hub, Ghesquiere said. “That is where I am taking Louis Vuitton today: a house of multiple expressions,” he added. The supernova of Hollywood stars on the show’s front row who have hitched themselves to the Vuitton wagon -- Emma Stone, Jennifer Connolly, Lea Seydoux and Swedish Oscar winner Alicia

Vikander -- definitely dug it. Supermodel Karlie Kloss also seemed to lap up the mash-up mix of inspirations from Mondrian to Cubism to futuristic street, typified by the black leather swimming hats. A big shouldered floral kaftan coat with a stripey interior somehow worked, and there was plenty of expensively sleek black leather also in the mix for the woman who likes to keep it rock ‘n’ roll. Despite all the talk of innovation, there was lots of the classic luxury casual looks -- and classics with a casual luxury touch -- that has won Ghesquiere such a fan club, one that extends to the nearby Elysee Palace and France’s first lady Brigitte Macron. (afp)

Calvin Klein abandons runway division

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In this file photo taken on February 13, 2018 models walk the runway for Calvin Klein 205W39NYC during New York Fashion Week at the American Stock Exchange Building in New York City.

NEW YORK - American fashion label Calvin Klein announced Wednesday it is closing its high-end runway division as part of a restructuring by parent company PVH. “I can confirm that the Calvin Klein 205W39NYC business is closing,” the company told AFP. PVH brought in Belgian designer Raf Simons from Dior in 2016 to revitalize the brand, which had stagnated since the departure of its namesake New Yorker founder in 2002. Dubbed “chief creative officer,”

he had vast powers as he was charged with boosting profits of the brand’s high-end collection. But Simons’ departure was announced in December following weeks of uncertainty, after a PVH manager apportioned him some of the blame for declining sales. PVH, which also owns Tommy Hilfiger, in early January announced strategic changes including tweaking Calvin Klein 205W39NYC’s name, and the closure of its flagship store on Manhattan’s Madison

Avenue. But it has now chosen to totally abandon the division and, according to specialist website Women’s Wear Daily, has let go 100 employees in New York and Milan. The brand’s spokesperson told AFP it is “open to presenting our collections in a broad range of formats moving forward, including runway shows.” In 2017, Calvin Klein’s sales of products from perfume to watches and glasses led to a turnover of $9.1 billion dollars. (afp)

DENPASAR — Readiness of human resources in the field of information technology is one of the challenges faced by this nation in welcoming the industrial revolution 4.0. As is known, industrial revolution 4.0 is automation in all fields with open source as the foundation. On that account, it is important for younger generation to master open source software as part of mastering information technology. “Rich countries are not necessarily advanced. Don’t just be proud of the wealth of natural resources because it can run out. If we want to become a developed country, we must master technology. Without mastering technology, we will become buyers or users only,” said the CEO of PT Equnix Business Solutions, Julyanto Sutandang, in Denpasar on Wednesday (Mar. 13). According to Julyanto, open source software is now becoming alternative solution that plays an important role in the IT business. This certainly will make Indonesia independent and sovereign. Younger generation, especially students in higher education, needs to be given such information and understanding. As a provider of open source information technology services such as PostgreSQL and Linux, it has carried out educational campaigns related to open source software since last year. Educational campaigns in several homeland campuses also support the realization of 1,000 technopreneurs. This year, it also targets campuses in Bali such as the University of National Education on March 13, initiated by Dhyana Pura University on March 14 and ended at Udayana University on March 15, 2019. “Students are expected to open their insight in order to be able to develop themselves and build creativity that can encourage them to become a technopreneur through cooperation in training, mentoring, internships and opportunities to build a network of

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open source-based research institutions,” he explained. Higher education, continued Julyanto, needs to know what is happening in the business world today. Several changes require agility to responding and answer them. On the other hand, Indonesia also needs more scholars that are willing to conduct in-depth research related to the development of open source software. This software is more attractive alternative than licensed commercial software that tends to monopolize the market. “Monopoly activities are counterproductive, especially in the free market model because there is no fair competition so that efficiency is low and there is almost no negotiating room to streamline costs and improve services,” he added. Julyanto added that open source software provides good hope in Indonesia by allowing the use of legal software without license fees. Open source-based software provides freedom, choice, honesty, independence and without any dependence on vendors. Besides, there is guarantee of safety because 100 percent can be self-controlled. Many big world companies have successfully applied various kinds of open source software such as Linux for operating systems, Apache for web servers, PostgreSQL for databases as well as PHP, Java, Perl, Python or other programming languages. “Aside from technology companies, right now practically all major companies in the world are running at least one open source software in their software environment,” he said. In the future, Julyanto mentioned that open source will be more evenly spread throughout all corners of human life. Open source software will also grow stronger and balance the software and IT industry to create equitable access to information, opportunities, and ultimately the welfare of all humanity. (kmb32)

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Sukawati Art Market

Revitalization of Sukawati Art Market soon realized

GIANYAR — Revitalization of Sukawati Art Market is ensured to be realized immediately. Moreover, the budget from central government to realize this plan increased to IDR 77 billion from the previous one worth IDR 60 billion. Now, hundreds of merchants in the Art Market will be relocated to Sutasoma Square, which is currently in the process of rearrangement. A number of workers were seen doing their activities in the Sutasoma Square on Wednesday (Mar. 13). They looked to work on partition to separate one kiosk from another. Roni, one of the workers, said the partitions at Sutasoma Square have been started since the past week. From the existing buildings, only the two buildings in the southern area are walled. The remaining ones will be left open and given partition between merchants. “Only these two buildings are given a wall, while the others will only be partitioned,” he explained. Regarding the location for relocation still being filled with shrubs, said Fitri, the matter will be worked on by another party. “We are just tasked to make partition, while the cleanup will be handled by different workers,” said the merchant from

Situbondo. Meanwhile, Regional Secretary of Gianyar, Made Gede Wisnu Wijaya, said that his party indeed began to re-arrange the Sutasoma Square. The works include the cleanup of bushes, the making of drainage and so on. “We will clean it up again because the merchants of the art market will soon be relocated,” he explained on Wednesday. He revealed the budget for revitalizing the Art Market increased to IDR 77 billion obtained from the Ministry of Finance, while technical works will be handled by the Ministry of Public Works and Settlement. “However, the technical requirements, chiefly the market standard, of the market will be the authority of the Ministry of Trade,” he explained. Wisnu Wijaya explained the budget of IDR 77 billion for the

renovation of the art market in block B (western part) has increased from the initial request. “Initially the budget was IDR 60 billion based on the estimation of old prices,” he explained. He added that disbursement of the budget from central government, in May of this year the art market should have been vacated and immediately dismantled. “So, from the beginning of June it can be worked on,” he said. Regional Secretary of Gianyar also explained that renovation plan had been delayed due to differences in authority. He explained that previously the construction plan had dragged on because the authority in the Ministry of Trade can only handle the market of type D and below. “Meanwhile, the Sukawati Art Market belongs to higher type,” said Wisnu Wijaya. (kmb35)


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‘Bar truck’ brings a bit of life back to French villages

Children with special needs attending school in the Bangli Special School for the Disabled (SLB) were given education about disaster by the Bangli Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD).

School for disabled students taught readiness to face disasters

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BANGLI - Children with special needs attending school in the Bangli Special School for the Disabled (SLB) were given education about disaster by the Bangli Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD). Aside from theory, they were also taught simulations about what to do if at any time natural disasters occur. Section Head of Disaster and Logistics Emergency at the BPBD Bangli, Ketut Agus Sutapa, said on Wednesday (Mar. 13) that education activities at the SLB are carried out as part of efforts to build community

preparedness in the face of natural disasters. In education and simulation activities at the SLB, students were given knowledge about how to recognize and what to do when facing disasters such as earthquakes,

landslides and volcanic eruptions. “When a tremor occurs, for example, what they have to do, where they have to run when happening to study in classroom or being at home. That’s what we explain. Similarly, we build the evacuation route,” he explained. Agus said that through the education and simulation activities, the SLB students are expected to be able to recognize disaster hazards

and save themselves properly in the event of a disaster by following existing evacuation routes. When providing education and simulation at the SLB, he was assisted by teachers of local school as interpreters so that the messages conveyed to students can be well received. The disaster education and simulation activity, said Agus, will be held simultaneously every year. Such activity is carried out for the second

time by the BPBD at the SLB. “One of our targets is the upcoming April 26 when celebrating the National Disaster Preparedness Day organized by BNPB and BPBD throughout Indonesia. Right now, there is a strengthening of vulnerable groups, namely women, pregnant women and people with disabilities. These people need first priority when doing rescue during a disaster,” said Agus. (kmb40)

Ritual snack products of Tegaljadi

Starting to be glanced as Balinese typical gift

TABANAN - Starting with trial and error phase in 2007, a resident of Tegaljadi pioneered ritual snack business. Now, it has become one of the unique features of this village. The product widely known to the public is kaliadrem snack. Right now, the ritual snack SME is managed by PKK housewives of Tegaljadi village. Its gross profit can reach four million rupiahs per day and can increase to six or seven million rupiahs during religious holidays. Moreover, the kaliadrem snack is now starting to be favored as Balinese typical gift. One of the ritual snack makers coalesced into the SMEs of Tegaljadi village is Ni Luh Putu Seriasih. She explained to have got involved in ritual snack business together

with 15 other PKK housewives since 2007. This business was inspired by their frequent activities to make their own ritual snacks especially kaliadrem. In fact, the taste of snacks produced by the housewives got very good response from the community due to its delicious taste. Besides, the ritual snacks are very much needed for traditional and religious ceremonies in Bali. “Because it’s needed and tastes good, many people start ordering. This is the beginning of this group establishment and involvement in the making of ritual snacks,” said Seriasih. Currently, even though the group members have been independent, continued Seriasih, the business of making ritual snacks is increasingly

widespread and has its own market. Seriasih herself has markets outside Tabanan such as the traditional market in Blahkiuh, Darmasaba, Sibang and even Gianyar. The product created by Seriasih was originally just kaliadrem snacks but later developed into uligina, reta and satuh. Other than making it alone, Seriasih also collected ritual snacks from other home industries at her village, outside the village and even outside Tabanan. “I also collect and sell ritual snack posing the result of home industry of Tegaljadi village every other day. Besides, I take macho from Pupuan, sagon from Gianyar and toffee from Singaraja,” she explained. On average, the gross profit

gained by Seriasih from selling ritual snacks reaches IDR 4 million per day. This advantage can increase ahead of holidays that can reach IDR 6 million to IDR 7 million per day. Apart from selling to traditional markets, kaliadrem of her products have already entered the PDDS Tabanan. Every month, PDDS orders ritual cake worth IDR 2.5 million or 500 packs containing 10 pieces. In order to be able to enter the shops having cooperation with the PDDS Tabanan network, according to Seriasih, her side is assisted in the submission of the Household Industrial Food Permit (PIRT). Meanwhile, Director of PDDS Tabanan, Putu Sugi Darmawan, said that his office routinely or-

ders kaliadrem snacks to Tegaljadi village every month. “We always order 500 packs per month,” said Sugi. He continued that the market share of kaliadrem snacks sold through PDDS is for Balinese typical gift. Therefore, the sales are still limited and currently only requested by souvenir shops at Tanah Lot tourist attraction. Sugi admitted that his company still has difficulty to expand the sales of kaliadrem snacks as souvenir products to other outlets making cooperation with PDDS. One of the problems is the not too long expiration date. “For this, we are trying to coordinate with producers to find ways to extend the product expiration,” added Sugi. (kmb24)

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This picture taken on February 14, 2019 shows a woman walking across a road on a polluted day in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

Toxic air tears apart families in Mongolia

BOMUUR - In the world’s coldest capital, many burn coal and plastic just to survive temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees -- but warmth comes at a price: deadly pollution makes Ulaanbataar’s air too toxic for children to breathe, leaving parents little choice but to evacuate them to the countryside. This exodus is a stark warning of the future for urban areas in much of Asia, where scenes of citizens in anti-pollution masks against a backdrop of brown skies are becoming routine, rather than apocalyptic. Ulaanbaatar is one of the most polluted cities on the planet, alongside New Delhi, Dhaka, Kabul, and Beijing. It regularly exceeds World Health Organisation recommendations for air quality even as experts warn of disastrous consequences, particularly for children, including stunted development, chronic illness, and in some cases death. Erdene-Bat Naranchimeg watched helplessly as her daughter Amina battled illness virtually from birth, her immune system handicapped by the smog-choked air in Mongolia’s capital. “We would constantly be in and out of the hospital,” Naranchimeg told AFP, adding that Amina contracted pneumonia twice at the age of two, requiring several rounds of antibiotics. This is not a unique case in a city where winter temperatures plunge towards uninhabitable, particularly in the districts that rural workers moved to in search of a better life.

Here row upon row of the traditional tents -- known as gers -- are warmed by coal, or any other flammable material available. The resulting thick black smoke shoots out in plumes, blanketing surrounding areas in a film of smog that makes visibility so poor it can be hard to see even a few metres ahead. Hospitals are packed and young children are vulnerable, common colds can quickly escalate into life-threatening illness. - Birth defects The situation was so bad that doctors told Naranchimeg the only solution was to send her little girl to the clean air of the countryside. Now aged five, Amina is thriving. She lives with her grandparents in Bornuur Sum, a village 135 kilometres away from the capital. “She hasn’t been sick since she started living here,” said Naranchimeg, who makes the three-hour round trip to see Amina every week. “It was very difficult in the first few months,” she said. “We used to cry when we talked on the phone.” But like many parents in Ulaan-

baatar, she felt the move was the only way to protect her child. The levels of PM2.5 -- tiny and harmful particles -- in Ulaanbaatar reached 3,320 in January, 133 times what the World Health Organisation (WHO) considers safe. The effects are terrible for adults but children are even more at risk, in part because they breathe faster, taking in more air and pollutants. As they are smaller, children are also closer to the ground, where some pollutants concentrate, and their still-developing lungs, brains, and other key organs are more vulnerable to damage. Effects to prolonged exposure range from persistent infections and asthma to slowed lung and brain development. The risks apply in utero, too, because gases and fine particles can enter a mother’s bloodstream and placenta, causing miscarriage, birth defects and low birth weights, which can also affect a child for the rest of their lives. Researchers are now investigating whether pollution, like exposure to tobacco smoke, has health effects that could even be passed down to the next generation. (afp)

VILLEQUIERS - The traditional French cafe where people of all stripes have customarily met is becoming a rare sight in many villages, but a man with a van -- and a liquor licence -- is making the rounds to help revive rural socialising. On a brisk recent Friday, Sebastien Cherrier, a 44-year-old former educational caseworker, was serving drinks and bonhomie from the back of his “Bar Truck” in Villequiers, population 483. More than a dozen patrons were gathered under the pop-up gazebo installed behind the van’s open back doors, where Cherrier sat behind a customised oak counter donated by a woodworker. “The last cafe here closed a little over a year ago, but as recently as 1985 we still had four,” said Villequiers mayor Pascal Mereau, who is also a teacher in the village. “All we have left is one business that’s a grocer, bar, and guestroom,” he said. Mereau and other residents see Cherrier’s initiative as a chance to reknit a civil fabric that’s fraying as more people leave for bigger cities, prompting businesses to close and public services to dwindle. The trend has contributed to a growing rift between Paris and other prosperous urban or tourist centres on the one side and those in the picturesque yet increasingly isolated countryside on the other. The issue has received close scrutiny in recent months during a revolt by “yellow vest” demonstrators in rural and small-town France who have blocked roads nationwide in a protest against President Emmanuel Macron. France had some 200,000 cafes in 1960, often serving as the social centre of gravity for communities and neighbourhoods around the country.

By 2015, that number had fallen to just 36,000, with most closures in rural areas, according to a 2017 report from the France Boissons industry body and the CREDOC consumer studies agency. “Before, cafes allowed you to meet people. I had to come to the Bar Truck to really get to know my neighbours,” said Oliver, a craftsman in his 50s in Villequiers. “Until now it was just ‘good morning’ or ‘good night’,” he said. - ‘It’s all over’ With his shaved head, tattoos and imposing beard, Cherrier began holding court several weeks ago from a modified Renault van dubbed “C’est l’Occaz”, or “Now’s the Time”, painted on the side. His Facebook page lets people know where he’ll be in the central Cher department: Monday in Precy (population 350), Tuesday in Azy, Wednesday in Rians... “The idea had been bouncing around in my head for a while,” said Cherrier, who has also been working as an itinerant antiques dealer. “I go through a lot of villages around the Sancerre region (in central France), and I was appalled at the number of businesses that have closed, especially the bistros,” he said. “Now it’s all over, they have all closed. People are stuck in front of their TVs, their tablets and their phones. There are no more personal exchanges -- it’s disastrous.” Cherrier wasn’t surprised by the “yellow vest” protests which have led to violent clashes in Paris and other cities and widespread disruption since they erupted in mid-November. “You can’t be surprised that things are going badly. We don’t have any more places to go and talk after a day of work,” he said. (afp)

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This picture taken on March 8, 2019 shows a man having a drink at the concept bar truck of Sebastien Cherrier (C), former caseworker turned second-hand goods dealer then bartender, on the village square in Villequiers, near Bourges, central France.


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EU plans for chaotic Brexit as UK readies for no-deal vote

LONDON - Britain and the European Union braced Wednesday for a chaotic, cliffedge Brexit after U.K. lawmakers rejected the two sides’ agreed divorce deal. Britain’s Parliament was set to hold votes aiming to try to rule out that disruptive option, or at least postpone it for now. But top EU officials warned that the prospect could not be eliminated unless the U.K. Parliament approved an exit deal. “The risk of a no-deal has never been higher,” chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said. “I urge you please not to underestimate the risk or its consequences,” he told European lawmakers in Strasbourg, France. Both Britain and the EU ramped up planning for a “no-deal” Brexit, which would rip up decades of rules for travel and trade between Britain and the EU. Economists say it could cause huge upheaval, with customs checks causing gridlock at U.K. ports, new tariffs triggering sudden price hikes and red tape for everyone from truckers to tourists. The U.K. government announced its plans for the Irish borders, saying it wouldn’t impose new checks, duties or controls on goods coming from EU member Ireland into Northern Ireland. It also said it wouldn’t impose tariffs on most goods coming from the EU — though there would be new levies on imports of meat and cars. The government said 87 percent of imports by value would be tarifffree, a “modest liberalization” compared with current trade rules. A mixture of tariffs and quotas would apply to beef, lamb, pork, poultry and some dairy “to support farmers and producers who have historically been protected through high EU tariffs.” The tariffs, intended to be temporary, wouldn’t apply to goods crossing from Ireland to Northern Ireland, raising fears the plan would fuel smuggling across the border. U.K. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told the BBC that the government was well prepared, but

Ngrebeg Has Three Meanings, What Are They?

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Ngerebeg tradition or better known as makotek held every Tumpek Kuningan (ten days after Galungan) at Munggu customary village, Mengwi, Badung, has the meaning as a tribute to the heroes, repellent of negative things and a means to unite the citizens. This was confirmed by chief of Munggu customary village, I Made Rai Sujana, amid the ngerebeg procession at the local Desa and Puseh Temple of local village, Saturday (Jan. 5).

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European Union’s Frans Timmermans, first vice president of the Commission, left, and European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attend a session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. British lawmakers rejected May’s Brexit deal in a 391-242 vote on Tuesday night. Parliament will vote Wednesday on whether to leave the EU without a deal. “no-deal is going to be very disruptive for the economy.” Carolyn Fairbairn, directorgeneral of the Confederation of British Industry, said the no-deal arrangements would be “a sledgehammer for our economy.” British lawmakers rejected May’s Brexit deal for a second time on Tuesday, throwing it out by a 391-242 vote. With Brexit now just 16 days away, Parliament will vote Wednesday on whether to rule out leaving on that date without a deal. A weakened May, her authority shredded by successive defeats, said her Conservative lawmakers would get a free vote, rather than having to follow a party line. If no-deal is ruled out, Parliament will vote Thursday on

whether to ask the EU to delay Britain’s departure. “The government needs to seek an extension of (Brexit-triggering) Article 50 so that we can have a bit more time to sort things out because, to be honest, we are in such a mess,” opposition Labour Party lawmaker Yvette Cooper said. The EU — openly exasperated by the continuing Brexit crisis in Britain — was speeding up its preparations for a disorderly British departure, and ramping up criticism of the political disarray in London. Barnier said that “again the House of Commons says what it does not want. Now this impasse can only be solved in the U.K.” The EU parliament’s Brexit group was meeting to assess the

situation in Strasbourg, France before a plenary debate on the impasse. EU Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Tuesday’s vote increases chances of a British departure that is “disorderly, brutal, like a cliff,” including sudden new customs rules and trade chaos that multinationals have warned about for months. EU member states were equally scathing, led be Germany, the economic powerhouse of the 28nation EU. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that “whoever rejects the (Brexit) agreement plays with the welfare of their citizens and the economy in a reckless way.” The U.K. Parliament has now

twice rejected the withdrawal agreement that May spent the best part of two years negotiating with the EU, and the bloc insists there will be no more talks. Moscovici said “the train has passed two times” and the EU will not renegotiate the deal before the scheduled Brexit date of March 29. The European Parliament was poised to approve measures later Wednesday to deal the best it could with the immediate hardship of a cliff-edge departure at the end of the month. It was set to back emergency rules to ease the immediate burdens on roads and airports if suddenly lorries would have to be checked and Britain would become a third country. (ap)

He explained the meanings of the procession starting from the Mengwi kingdom headquartered at Munggu with the king named Ida Cokorda Nyoman Sakti Munggu. When defending his territory in Blambangan, East Java, before the Mengwi troops named goak selem or black crow troops left the kingdom, right on the Tumpek Kuningan Day, the king of Mengwi performed a meditation at

Dalem Kahyangan Wisesa Temple, Munggu. The king got a revelation from his meditation. The return of his troops with victory or success in the war was then commemorated with the tradition of ngerebeg. “Therefore, on Tumpek Kuningan, the tradition of ngerebeg continues to be commemorated at Munggu customary village as a tribute to the victory of Mengwi’s royal war, as the respect

for the heroes,” he explained. Related to the tradition as disaster repellent, he told that it was initially carried out with a spear. Then, during the Dutch colonial period the tradition was banned because it was thought to be a rebellion. As a result, this tradition had not been organized for several times. Then, outbreaks of disease or plague attacked villagers, even many people died. This condition made some cus-

tomary and religious leaders negotiate with the Dutch administration and finally the tradition was allowed to be held again. However, the facilities used are not spears, but replaced with pulet wooden stick. “Since then, the tradition of ngerebeg formerly used spears was replaced with a pulet wooden stick, with the length of 3.5 meters. Based on such belief, the ngerebeg tradition serves as catastrophe repellent or keeps away from negative things,” he explained. The third meaning of the tradition is as a means to unite citizens. This tradition is followed by almost all men aged 14 years and over from

Wow … this restaurant does not only serve delicious menus, but also offers a cool and beautiful dining atmosphere. When eating here, guests must feel different. Green nature of rice fields can create a sense of peace and breezy wind will remove fatigue after being busy with activities. The sounds of animals at rice field gives new inspirations, and the setting is arranged in really captivate nuance. It is the Ubud Tulen, a new restaurant located amid the beautiful village area precisely on Jalan Sriwedari, Junjungan village, Ubud, Gianyar. This restaurant is quite romantic, very close to the center of Ubud

and can be reached within about 6 minutes, close to Petulu attractions, Monkey Forest, and panorama of Ceking terraced rice fields. This restaurant combining traditional and international standard ornaments has a variety of delicious menus. It offers more local Balinese menus prepared and presented in a modern technique. Its appearance is very beautiful and fresh. Opened every day starting at 11:00 to 23:00, it specifically prepares for lunch and dinner. Meat and various spices use local ingredients, so that it has a very distinctive taste. For instance, the beef steak using local organic beef

gives a different taste. The aroma is delicious and the texture of meat is mellow and tender so that before being given seasoning it has been good to eat. “Our beef steak is indeed different. That’s why it is favored by foreign tourists,” said Edhu S Alamsyah, Public Relations Officer. Tulen Ubud has a variety of leading menus for appetizers, such as salted and seasoned tuna, tuna raw condiment, duck betutu porridge, and lawar. Meanwhile, the soup consists of seafood soup, meatball in young banana trunk and mutton soup. In the meantime, the main menu consists of nyatnyat tipat gurami, shrimp paste lime roasted

chicken, water spinach grilled fish in spicy sauce, real pork as well as crispy eggplant grilled tuna. For tourists of yoga and spiritual lovers, they prefer vegetarian menus. This menu is also chosen by many guests that do not eat meat, aka vegan. “Although it was just opened early October 2018, the Tulen Ubud already has many customers. Meanwhile, customers of hotel guests are mostly living in Ubud area,” said Edhu. Tulen Ubud offers a variety of drinks, such as soft drinks, herbal drink, coffee, water, green tea, jasmine, chamomile and kombucha coming with two flavors namely

12 hamlets at Munggu customary village. They mutually mingle while carrying wooden sticks and walking around the village area. When they arrive in several places such as road intersection they gather and unite the end of the stick to form the pyramid. Once in a while, a young man will climb up the pile of the sticks. “So, this tradition is to unite young people from 12 hamlets across the Munggu customary village. By carrying out the ngerebeg tradition, they will definitely do positive things and strengthen the sense of unity among the youth,” he concluded. (kmb)

strawberry and cinnamon. Beers are also available. “For drinks, we also promote locally produced drinks, but have international quality, like this kombucha,” he said. When enjoying food here, at least the restaurant offers three choices of convenient venue. In front, it is located closest to the chef preparing the menus, while on terrace you can see game arena and relax. Then, the third venue is very close to paddy fields. The activities of farmers cultivating their fields can be a unique cultural attraction. Located at Tulen Ubud seems to have distance with nature. A green courtyard is good for sports and long chair is a nice place to relax. (kmb)

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US pilots reported problems with Boeing 737 MAX

WASHINGTON - The US decision on Wednesday to ground the Boeing 737 MAX came after authorities noted similarities between two recent crashes, eerily echoing reports from American pilots who complained of problems with the plane late last year. At least four US pilots filed reports following the October crash of a Lion Air flight in Indonesia shortly after takeoff and all

complained the aircraft suddenly pitched downward, according to documents reviewed by AFP on a flight safety database.

The Lion Air crash that killed 189 people was attributed to the flight stabilization system designed to prevent the aircraft from stalling, the “MCAS.” The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that new evidence and satellite data indicated similarities with Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX

8 minutes after takeoff, killing 157. That link “warrants further investigation of the possibility of a shared cause for the two incidents,” the FAA said in the emergency order grounding the 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft. Dozens of airlines and governments around the world had already taken that step. The cause of the tragedy in Ethiopia has not been determined, although the black boxes with critical data and recordings of the pilots were retrieved Monday and are due to be shipped to France for analysis. Boeing already announced it was working on an update to its flight software and training on the aircraft. - ‘DONT SINK DONT SINK’ -

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Family members mourn the victims at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019.

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It was unclear if US transportation authorities review the database or investigate the incidents. However, the FAA said this week it had mandated that Boeing update its flight software and training on the aircraft. Questions about the Lion Air crash have honed in on an automated stall prevention system, the MCAS, designed to automatically point the nose of the plane downward if it is in danger of stalling. According to the flight data recorder, the pilots of Lion Air Flight 610 struggled to control the aircraft as the MCAS repeatedly pushed the plane’s nose

down following takeoff. The Ethiopian Airlines pilots reported similar difficulties before their aircraft plunged into the ground as they tried to return to the airport. Boeing was criticized after the Lion Air crash for allegedly failing to adequately inform 737 pilots about the functioning of the stall prevention system. Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam on Sunday said the captain on the flight, Yared Mulugeta Getachew, 29, was an experienced aviator with more than 8,000 flight hours. Andrew Hunter, a defense industry expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said that, while Boeing and the

FAA had good track records on addressing safety concerns, sometimes the combination of automated systems and humans did not work smoothly. “It is hard to get a system to work seamlessly with human beings,” he told AFP. “The fact the system was fighting the pilot was not an unintended consequence,” because it should counteract a pilot error and correcting this is “challenging.” - Banned from the skies -

In Ethiopia, distraught families wept and lit candles as they visited the deep black crater where the plane smashed into a field, killing 157 passengers and crew, an AFP correspondent said.

One pilot on a US carrier reported an incident in November 2018, just weeks after the Lion Air crash, saying the plane “pitched nose down” two to three seconds after engaging the autopilot following takeoff, according to the report on the Aviation Safety Reporting System, maintained by NASA. “The captain immediately disconnected the autopilot and pitched into a climb,” the report said. “The rest of the flight was uneventful.” The flight crew reviewed the incident “at length... but can’t think of any reason the aircraft would pitch nose-down so aggressively.” Another pilot on a flight in November said the crew discussed the concerns about the aircraft following the Lion Air crash, and “I mentioned I would engage the The Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 was less than four months old when it went down six minutes into a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on Sunday, disintegrating on impact. Families of the victims from Kenya, China, the United States and Canada, as well as diplomatic staff from embassies, were visiting the crash site. A dozen airlines have grounded the plane, while Nigeria, Lebanon, Egypt, Serbia, Vietnam, New Zealand and Hong Kong on Wednesday also joined the list of countries to ban it from their airspace. The European Union and major hubs such as the United Arab Emirates and Australia had already done so.

autopilot sooner than usual.” But again once engaged, there was a quick automated warning of “DONT SINK DONT SINK!” “I immediately disconnected the AP (autopilot) ... and resumed climb,” the officer said. But after review, “frankly neither of us could find an inappropriate setup error.” “With the concerns with the MAX 8 nose-down stuff, we both thought it appropriate to bring it to your attention.” The ASRS is a voluntary system of reports that allows research to “lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents.” The Lion Air accident had focused attention on Angle of Attack (AOA) sensors connected to the aircraft stabilization system. A malfunction of these systems may erroneously correct the path by pitching the aircraft down due to a mistaken assessment that the aircraft is in a stall. Andrew Hunter, a defense industry expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said while Boeing and the FAA have good track records on addressing safety concerns, sometimes the combination of automated systems and humans do not work smoothly. “It is hard to get a system to work seamlessly with human beings,” he told AFP. “The fact the system was fighting the pilot was not an unintended consequence,” because it should counteract a pilot error and correcting this is “challenging.” “I’m not sure the fix here was quite so easy,” Hunter said. (afp)

American Airlines said it had 24 aircraft affected by the US ban, while Southwest Airlines said it was still confirming the move. The MAX series is Boeing’s fastest-selling model. There are 74 of the planes registered in the United States, and 387 in use worldwide with 59 carriers, according to the FAA. Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has said it would demand financial compensation from Boeing as the implications of the mass grounding for the airline industry remained unclear. Shares in the company rose Wednesday on Wall Street despite the US order but were still down 10.6 percent since before Sunday’s crash. (afp)

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President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has stressed the importance of airline companies prioritizing their passengers’ safety in response to the Transportation Ministry’s decision to ban Boeing 737 Max 8 flights in the country. “The most important thing is that the safety and security of passengers must be number one,” he stated in Jakarta on Wednesday. Safety is the main factor that must be taken into account in the aviation industry, he added. The Transportation Ministry issued the ban after a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed in Ethiopia recently, killing all 157 people on board. The crash came less than six months after a similar aircraft went down in the Java Sea last October, killing 189 people. The Indonesian government took the policy as part of the effort to ensure that all aircraft operating in the country are airworthy. During the inspection period, which started on March 12, 2019, Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft are banned from flying in the country. The Transportation Ministry has inspected the operation of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the country after the crash of Lion Air JT 610 flight last October. (ant)

Timika immigration deports 12 foreign nationals The immigration authorities in Mimika District, Papua Province, deported 12 foreign nationals for misusing their stay permits. Chief of the Mimika Immigration Office Jesaja Samuel Enoch remarked on Wednesday that a total of 21 foreign nationals had committed criminal offenses by misusing their stay permits based on the immigration law. “They were employed as illegal gold miners in Nabire District and were found guilty based on the Nabire district court’s Verdict No. 100 – 102/Pid.Sus/2018/PN.Nab, dated December 12, 2018. (Before being deported), they had been sentenced to five months’ imprisonment and fined Rp10 million (each),” he noted. Nine other foreign nationals are still serving jail term and will be deported after their prison term ends, he revealed. The 12 foreign nationals comprise 11 from China and one from South Korea. They had completed their jail term on March 11, 2019. (ant)

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Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo (C) walks together with Siti Aisyah (front R) and her family after their meeting at palace in Jakarta, on March 12, 2019. Shock and delight rippled through the Indonesian town of Sindangsari on March 11 as residents got word that a local woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother had been freed.

74 percent of students to take computer-based national exams

As many as 121,204 or 74 percent of 163,469 students in West Kalimantan province would take Computer-Based National Examination (UNBK), while the rest would take Paper and Pencil-Based National Exams (UNKP) this year,. Head of the West Kalimantan Provincial Education Office Suprianus Herman, said. “The National Examination Series will be carried out by the West Kalimantan Education Office from March 25 to May 13, 2019. A total of 163,469 students of 2,574 education units, from junior high, vocational, and high school levels in 14 districts / cities in West Kalimantan, are ready to follow the National Exam,” Herman stated in Pontianak on Tuesday. He explained that the UNBK

would be followed by 100 percent of senior high school /MA / SMK students, and 52 percent of junior high school students at an equal level. He remarked that at the high school level, the number of students taking the National Examination was 71,820 from 865 schools, and at the junior high school level, it was equivalent to 91,649 from 1,682 schools. According to him, the number of students participating in UNBK at the high school / MA level was 45,806 from 558 schools, and those from vocational level was 19,960 from 195 schools. “The number of students for UNBK at junior high school is 46,116 from 589 schools, and UNKP participants are 42,264

from 984 schools,” he explained. Herman also explained that the national exams has implemented server preparation by state telecommunication operator Telkom and state electricity firm PLN related to the implementation of the National Examination, especially in remote areas and borders, including urban areas. “We have coordinated for server experiments, and we have discussed with other parties, such as Telkom and PLN,” he explained. He added that he would increase the integrity index in the implementation of the National Examination. “The next challenge is to improve the achievement, so that there will be improvement of the learning process as per national education standards,” he revealed. (ant)


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GIANYAR - Sidan Vilage is located in the Gianyar Regency, about 4 km from Gianyar city to Bangli city and 31 Km from Denpasar. Naturally Sidan village indeed have a very beautiful panorama, because it is in the offshore area and also has a cliff perspective. In addition to Sidan natural village also has a diverse tourism, both in the form of ancient heritage and the newly built, among others: A. PURA DALEM SIDAN Pura Dalem Sidan founded about a century by 17 elders from Puri Sidan. Pura Dalem Sidan not much different from the other temple, but the temple has a unique, because in addition to grandeur, is also decorated with a wide range of relief and fretwork and loaded with typical Religion of Hindu philosophy. B. PURA BUKIT CAMPLUNG Approximately 100 Meters from the Northeast towards Pura Dalem Sidan, there is a Temple called Pura Bukit Camplung, standing at cliffs above, which until now has not known of its origin. Cliffs in the north there is a small gully of water that is very reliable because its sacred by community because it can cure skin diseases. Pura Bukit Camplung also called Pura Masceti, because the community is 9 subak organization (Classic Farmer Organization Bali) in the Village Sidan. C. BARONG SIDAN The West Pura Dalem Sidan precisely in the area of rice field terrace is very beautiful; the stage has been built to provide performance of the art dance that comes from the Gianyar Regency. Currently Travelers who want to see the Barong Stage typical Sidan (a Barong Taru Pramana) can be booked directly to the Office of Regional Tourism Gianyar Regency. (IBP/net)

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Ferrari’s German driver Sebastian Vettel (C) greets fans during an F1 live event to introduce drivers and team principals in Melbourne on March 13, 2019, ahead of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix.

Vettel fired up to return Ferrari to the top

MELBOURNE - Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel Thursday vowed to shrug off a “disaster” 2018 and topple arch-rival Lewis Hamilton, with his refreshed team passionate about returning Ferrari to the top.

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The German won the opening race of the season in Melbourne last year and backed it up with victory at the next in Bahrain. But Hamilton roared back to sweep 11 of the remaining 19 Grand Prix and the 31-year-old is desperate to turn the tables. “There is a lot of passion inside this team willing to get out and to express ourselves through winning I think is the best we can do,” he said. “So that’s the target. So far the atmosphere is good, the spirit is right within the team and we will try to carry that into the season.” Vettel is a winner and having to settle for second in the drivers and constructors championship last year was tough to take. He said it was normal for Ferrari fans to consider finishing runner-up

a “disaster”. “You know the winner takes it all. Lewis has been in that position the last couple of years and we will try to turn it around,” he said. “In the end we are racing for Ferrari and we will try to get Ferrari back to where we’ve been trying to get it back to for the past few years.” Ferrari haven’t won the constructors’ title since 2008 and their last drivers’ crown came in 2007 through Kimi Raikkonen. The Italian team have a new look heading into the season, with tech chief Mattia Binotto replacing Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal and young gun Charles Leclerc in for the experienced Raikkonen. Asked if Ferrari were in a better situation now than 12 months ago,

the 31-year-old replied: “Yeah quite frankly because last year’s winter testing didn’t go well for us. “We had some issues with the car to fix. We got a bit lucky during the race weekend (in Melbourne) with the safety car to grab the win. “In this regard we are more prepared. Our car seems to work fine, there are no problems at this stage.” But he added: “It’s a tough weekend ahead of us.” Despite his huge experience, Vettel admitted to being “a bit nervous” ahead of the 2019 campaign. “You don’t know exactly where you are, you don’t know what’s going to happen,” he said. “At this point we are all hunters and we are all the hunted. We have zero points.” (afp)

TOKYO - Ten-year-old skateboarding sensation Sky Brown, who had been a medal hope for Japan at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, on Thursday opted to qualify under the British flag. The pint-sized YouTube smash, born to a Japanese mother and a British father, told AFP she had taken the decision because Britain offered a more relaxed approach, given her tender years. “I chose to compete for Britain because they told me ‘Have fun, there’s no pressure!’ -- and I feel like that’s the best way for me to skate my best,” said Japan-based Brown, the world’s youngest professional skateboarder. “I want to work hard and try my best, but I mostly skateboard for fun -- it’s my happy place.” Japanese skate officials struggled to match Britain’s technical know-how and structure, leaving Brown to make a difficult choice -- and one which could potentially cost the Olympic host nation a medal. “It would be really cool to qualify (for Britain’s Olympic team),” said Brown, who is also a professional surfer and has just become Nike’s youngest athlete. “It’s really cool that the Olympics will be in Japan because it’s my home, it’s where I was born,” added Brown, who lives in Miyazaki, southern Japan. “It will be super-special.” Japan skateboarding bosses reacted philosophically to the news. “We would have liked Sky to skate for Japan, but it’s her choice and we wish her luck,” said Takehisa Miyazawa, chairman of the skateboarding committee of the Japan Roller Sports Federation.

“Japan has good depth in women’s skateboarding,” he noted, pointing to teenagers Sakura Yosozumi and Kisa Nakamura. “I’m confident Japan will do well at the Olympics.” Brown will hope to become Britain’s youngest-ever summer Olympian at the 2020 Tokyo Games at just 12. - Viral sensation Videos of Brown, who began skating before she could walk, have gone viral with over 50 million views, and her Instagram account already has more than 300,000 followers. The freckled schoolgirl with sun-bleached hair landed her first major sponsorship deal aged seven and has perfected tricks no other woman has pulled off. “I skate a little differently than all the other girls,” blushed Brown, who won a World Cup event in Estonia last month. “I wanna do the tricks that boys do.” Despite her outrageous talent, the teeny boarder, who stands just 1.34 metres (4ft, 4ins) has faced resistance from some event organisers reluctant to allow her to compete and risk embarrassing established skaters. When she was eight, Brown became the youngest skater to compete at the Vans US Open, placing higher than women old enough to be her mother. She subsequently set her sights on Tokyo 2020 when the hipster sport makes its Olympic debut, along with surfing, karate and sport climbing. The Olympic skateboarding qualifiers have not yet been set, but the sport’s governing body has imposed no Olympic age limit. (afp)

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In this file photo taken on January 14, 2018, Sky Brown shows her skateboarding skills on the half-pipe at a park in Kijo town, Miyazaki prefecture.


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Klopp says Liverpool ‘back at the top’ after Bayern triumph

Jurgen Klopp said his Liverpool side proved they are “back on the European stage” after an impressive 3-1 win at Bayern Munich on Wednesday put them into the Champions League quarter-finals. Sadio Mane scored twice at the Allianz Arena to put last season’s finalists Liverpool through with a 3-1 aggregate last-16 win. “It’s a big step to get this club back on the European stage and I am really happy,” said Liverpool’s German manager. “If Barcelona, if Real Madrid come here, they know this is a hard place to win. “It’s a big step for us, let’s see what we can do with it, but we have a set a bar for this wonderful club that we really are back on the landscape of top international football. “We think that is where this club should be, but let’s carry on, we have a lot to learn, a lot to improve, but we’re back.” Having missed the goalless first leg at Anfield three weeks ago through suspension, Virgil van Dijk’s long pass led to Mane’s excellent first-half goal. “His first goal was ridiculous, the calmness with how he’s finished it off,” Liverpool midfielder James Milner told BT Sport. “He’s on fire at the minute and let’s hope it continues for the rest of the season.” Dutch centre-back Van Dijk then headed Liverpool into a 2-1 lead from a Milner corner on 69 minutes after Joel Matip’s own goal had handed Bayern a first-half equaliser. Mane made sure of Liverpool’s place in the quarter-final draw by nodding in six minutes from time. Liverpool’s victory means they join Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Manchester United in the quarter-finals, completing a clean sweep of English sides reaching the last eight for the first time since 2008/09. “It is good for English football -- that’s what you want,” added Milner. “We have good feelings from last year, so hopefully we can carry that on and go as far as we can.” It is a bleaker picture in Germany as Bayern’s exit leaves no Bundesliga club in the quarters for the first time since 2005/06, as Borussia Dortmund and Schalke also bowed out in the last 16 -- to Tottenham and Man City respectively. “Both teams were very cautious for a long period, but the second goal took the belief out of us,” said Bayern defender Mats Hummels. “Jurgen Klopp is good at neutralising the opponents’ strengths and he did that once again. “We didn’t play well enough to create enough clear chances at this level.” This is the first time since 2011 that Bayern have failed to make the quarter-finals. “We have the right to be bitterly disappointed, it’s tough not being part of the Champions League anymore,” said Bayern head coach Niko Kovac. “We have to be positive, we have a good run in the Bundesliga and we have to focus on that.”

Argentina, Colombia set to be co-hosts of 2020 Copa America

Argentina and Colombia are poised to co-host the 2020 Copa America after South America’s ruling body CONMEBOL once again ruled out a US proposal to host the tournament. CONMEBOL’s ruling council met in Miami on Wednesday to discuss the issue ahead of a FIFA Council meeting in the city on Friday. “Argentina and Colombia are shaping up as joint venues of the Copa America-2020,” CONMEBOL said after rejecting the US offer to host the tournament. CONMEBOL, which comprises the 10 member federations in South America, said in a statement it had accepted “the nomination of Argentina and Colombia as joint venues for the 2020 edition of the Copa America.” The decision marks the first time in the modern Copa America era that the tournament will be split between two countries. A tournament co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia also presents logistical

hurdles, with the two countries separated by some 4,350 miles (7,000 kilometers). CONMEBOL noted that the co-hosting was “subject to the presentation of a detailed proposal by both member associations on the structure and organization of the tournament.” The 2020 Copa America will take place one year after this year’s tournament, which is to be staged in Brazil between June 14 and July 7. Last month, the United States Soccer Federation had issued a proposal to CONMEBOL offering to stage the 2020 Copa America in the United States in an expanded 16-team competition that would also include six teams from the CONCACAF region. The event was modelled along the lines of the successful 2016 Copa America Centenario held across the US. The proposed event guaranteed $200 million to be shared amongst competing teams with $11 million to be handed to the winner. (afp)

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Liverpool’s Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League, last 16, second leg football match Bayern Munich v Liverpool in Munich, southern Germany, on March 13, 2019.

Milner was preferred to Fabinho in Liverpool’s midfield, but Klopp was forced into an early change when captain Jordan Henderson hobbled off on 12 minutes. Brazilian Fabinho made an early entrance and Milner took the skipper’s armband. “It doesn’t look so serious for Jordan’s ankle, but it’s always a bad sign when you have to make a change, especially in midfield,” said Klopp. Klopp had urged his side to “be brave on the ball” and it was that, combined with an amazing piece of skill by Mane, which gave them the lead. Van Dijk’s pin-point pass over 40 metres found Mane in the Bayern box with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer off his line. Mane spun away and looped his shot inside the far post to give the visitors a valuable away goal in the 26th minute. Kovac defended Neuer’s decision to come off his line. “Mane was in the inside track, Rafinha was outside, so it was the right call for Manu to come for the ball,” said Kovac. “However, it shows Mane’s quality that he saw where Neuer was and was able to take advantage of it.” (afp)

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Lucas Passerini of Chile’s Palestino, bottom, and Javier Pinola of Argentina’s River Plate battle for the ball during a Copa Libertadores Group A soccer match at the Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The game was played in an empty, closed door stadium, mandated by the South American Soccer Confederation as punishment for River Plate fans attacking Boca Juniors’ bus prior to the final of the Copa Libertadores 2018, which was suspended.

Messi proves too much for Lyon as Barcelona reach Champions League quarters

Lionel Messi came up just short of matching Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick a day earlier but still scored twice and set up two more as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. After Ronaldo’s treble on Tuesday for Juventus sent Atletico Madrid packing in Turin, Messi delivered his own symphony at the Camp Nou, where Lyon were outplayed save for a very brief period in the second half when they threatened a comeback in this last-16 tie. “Cristiano yesterday was impressive,” Messi said afterwards. “It was a big surprise because I thought Atletico would be stronger but Cristiano had a magical night.” A 0-0 draw in France in the first leg last month meant Lyon always had a chance to make Barca nervous, but Messi’s sumptuously chipped penalty and a simple finish from Philippe Coutinho looked to have finished them off before half-time. Yet Lucas Tousart’s volley left Lyon one goal away from putting Barcelona out, only for Messi to take charge again. He scored once more, before teeing up Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele to complete the victory. Messi now has 108 goals in the Champions League, behind Ronaldo’s imperious 124, but his latest double takes his team one step closer to the trophy they crave the most.

“When he is at that kind of level, he is almost unstoppable,” Lyon coach Bruno Genesio said. “We did what we could.” Barcelona go into Friday’s draw for the last eight as the sole Spanish representative, along with Juventus, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Porto and Ajax. The last time Spain only had one team left at this stage was 2010 and after defeats for Atletico and Real Madrid, it was up to Barca to avert a first Spanish blackout since 2005. Coutinho had been whistled off by his own fans last weekend but was picked to start, preferred to Dembele who had just recovered from a hamstring strain. The Brazilian was bright, enjoying one of his best performances in weeks. “In the last few weeks, months even, I’ve not been playing well,” Coutinho said. “You never know what the future holds but I am happy with my performance today.” “He has come in after not such a good run,” said coach Ernesto Valverde. “It was an important match for him and he played very well.” Lyon could barely escape their own penalty area in early exchanges as Messi got to work. He fired one shot towards the top corner and then latched onto a Sergio Busquets pass but Anthony Lopes sprung out to intercept.

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Jason Denayer was not as quick in the 16th minute. By the time he

had twisted to follow Messi’s pass, the excellent Luis Suarez was a step ahead. Denayer slid but was nowhere near the ball and Suarez dragged his foot to make the contact clear. A penalty was given, although Messi was made to wait while VAR checked, but there was no sign of tension. His chip down the middle was exquisite. Lyon improved and Moussa Dembele’s shot needed a strong block from Clement Lenglet before Lopes collided with Coutinho and had to be replaced, in tears, in the 34th minute by Mathieu Gorgelin. That was not before Barca had scored a second as the faultless Arthur Melo played an angled pass into Suarez, who wriggled clear. With only Lopes to beat, he tapped across for Coutinho, who had an open net. Lyon looked dead and buried but found a way back in. It came from a corner, which Barca three times failed to clear. Amid the scramble, Tousart had time to chest and volley into the corner. For 10 minutes, Barcelona were edgy but while Nabil Fekir lashed over, Lyon failed to step forward. Their momentum subsided and Messi finished them off in a late flurry. First, his dummy sent Denayer and Marcelo flying and his shot was too strong for the weak hand of Gorgelin. Then, he twice tore away on the counter-attack, picking out Pique at the back post and finally Dembele, who made it five. (afp)


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Klopp says Liverpool ‘back at the top’ after Bayern triumph

Jurgen Klopp said his Liverpool side proved they are “back on the European stage” after an impressive 3-1 win at Bayern Munich on Wednesday put them into the Champions League quarter-finals. Sadio Mane scored twice at the Allianz Arena to put last season’s finalists Liverpool through with a 3-1 aggregate last-16 win. “It’s a big step to get this club back on the European stage and I am really happy,” said Liverpool’s German manager. “If Barcelona, if Real Madrid come here, they know this is a hard place to win. “It’s a big step for us, let’s see what we can do with it, but we have a set a bar for this wonderful club that we really are back on the landscape of top international football. “We think that is where this club should be, but let’s carry on, we have a lot to learn, a lot to improve, but we’re back.” Having missed the goalless first leg at Anfield three weeks ago through suspension, Virgil van Dijk’s long pass led to Mane’s excellent first-half goal. “His first goal was ridiculous, the calmness with how he’s finished it off,” Liverpool midfielder James Milner told BT Sport. “He’s on fire at the minute and let’s hope it continues for the rest of the season.” Dutch centre-back Van Dijk then headed Liverpool into a 2-1 lead from a Milner corner on 69 minutes after Joel Matip’s own goal had handed Bayern a first-half equaliser. Mane made sure of Liverpool’s place in the quarter-final draw by nodding in six minutes from time. Liverpool’s victory means they join Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Manchester United in the quarter-finals, completing a clean sweep of English sides reaching the last eight for the first time since 2008/09. “It is good for English football -- that’s what you want,” added Milner. “We have good feelings from last year, so hopefully we can carry that on and go as far as we can.” It is a bleaker picture in Germany as Bayern’s exit leaves no Bundesliga club in the quarters for the first time since 2005/06, as Borussia Dortmund and Schalke also bowed out in the last 16 -- to Tottenham and Man City respectively. “Both teams were very cautious for a long period, but the second goal took the belief out of us,” said Bayern defender Mats Hummels. “Jurgen Klopp is good at neutralising the opponents’ strengths and he did that once again. “We didn’t play well enough to create enough clear chances at this level.” This is the first time since 2011 that Bayern have failed to make the quarter-finals. “We have the right to be bitterly disappointed, it’s tough not being part of the Champions League anymore,” said Bayern head coach Niko Kovac. “We have to be positive, we have a good run in the Bundesliga and we have to focus on that.”

Argentina, Colombia set to be co-hosts of 2020 Copa America

Argentina and Colombia are poised to co-host the 2020 Copa America after South America’s ruling body CONMEBOL once again ruled out a US proposal to host the tournament. CONMEBOL’s ruling council met in Miami on Wednesday to discuss the issue ahead of a FIFA Council meeting in the city on Friday. “Argentina and Colombia are shaping up as joint venues of the Copa America-2020,” CONMEBOL said after rejecting the US offer to host the tournament. CONMEBOL, which comprises the 10 member federations in South America, said in a statement it had accepted “the nomination of Argentina and Colombia as joint venues for the 2020 edition of the Copa America.” The decision marks the first time in the modern Copa America era that the tournament will be split between two countries. A tournament co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia also presents logistical

hurdles, with the two countries separated by some 4,350 miles (7,000 kilometers). CONMEBOL noted that the co-hosting was “subject to the presentation of a detailed proposal by both member associations on the structure and organization of the tournament.” The 2020 Copa America will take place one year after this year’s tournament, which is to be staged in Brazil between June 14 and July 7. Last month, the United States Soccer Federation had issued a proposal to CONMEBOL offering to stage the 2020 Copa America in the United States in an expanded 16-team competition that would also include six teams from the CONCACAF region. The event was modelled along the lines of the successful 2016 Copa America Centenario held across the US. The proposed event guaranteed $200 million to be shared amongst competing teams with $11 million to be handed to the winner. (afp)

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Liverpool’s Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League, last 16, second leg football match Bayern Munich v Liverpool in Munich, southern Germany, on March 13, 2019.

Milner was preferred to Fabinho in Liverpool’s midfield, but Klopp was forced into an early change when captain Jordan Henderson hobbled off on 12 minutes. Brazilian Fabinho made an early entrance and Milner took the skipper’s armband. “It doesn’t look so serious for Jordan’s ankle, but it’s always a bad sign when you have to make a change, especially in midfield,” said Klopp. Klopp had urged his side to “be brave on the ball” and it was that, combined with an amazing piece of skill by Mane, which gave them the lead. Van Dijk’s pin-point pass over 40 metres found Mane in the Bayern box with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer off his line. Mane spun away and looped his shot inside the far post to give the visitors a valuable away goal in the 26th minute. Kovac defended Neuer’s decision to come off his line. “Mane was in the inside track, Rafinha was outside, so it was the right call for Manu to come for the ball,” said Kovac. “However, it shows Mane’s quality that he saw where Neuer was and was able to take advantage of it.” (afp)

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Lucas Passerini of Chile’s Palestino, bottom, and Javier Pinola of Argentina’s River Plate battle for the ball during a Copa Libertadores Group A soccer match at the Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The game was played in an empty, closed door stadium, mandated by the South American Soccer Confederation as punishment for River Plate fans attacking Boca Juniors’ bus prior to the final of the Copa Libertadores 2018, which was suspended.

Messi proves too much for Lyon as Barcelona reach Champions League quarters

Lionel Messi came up just short of matching Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick a day earlier but still scored twice and set up two more as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. After Ronaldo’s treble on Tuesday for Juventus sent Atletico Madrid packing in Turin, Messi delivered his own symphony at the Camp Nou, where Lyon were outplayed save for a very brief period in the second half when they threatened a comeback in this last-16 tie. “Cristiano yesterday was impressive,” Messi said afterwards. “It was a big surprise because I thought Atletico would be stronger but Cristiano had a magical night.” A 0-0 draw in France in the first leg last month meant Lyon always had a chance to make Barca nervous, but Messi’s sumptuously chipped penalty and a simple finish from Philippe Coutinho looked to have finished them off before half-time. Yet Lucas Tousart’s volley left Lyon one goal away from putting Barcelona out, only for Messi to take charge again. He scored once more, before teeing up Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele to complete the victory. Messi now has 108 goals in the Champions League, behind Ronaldo’s imperious 124, but his latest double takes his team one step closer to the trophy they crave the most.

“When he is at that kind of level, he is almost unstoppable,” Lyon coach Bruno Genesio said. “We did what we could.” Barcelona go into Friday’s draw for the last eight as the sole Spanish representative, along with Juventus, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Porto and Ajax. The last time Spain only had one team left at this stage was 2010 and after defeats for Atletico and Real Madrid, it was up to Barca to avert a first Spanish blackout since 2005. Coutinho had been whistled off by his own fans last weekend but was picked to start, preferred to Dembele who had just recovered from a hamstring strain. The Brazilian was bright, enjoying one of his best performances in weeks. “In the last few weeks, months even, I’ve not been playing well,” Coutinho said. “You never know what the future holds but I am happy with my performance today.” “He has come in after not such a good run,” said coach Ernesto Valverde. “It was an important match for him and he played very well.” Lyon could barely escape their own penalty area in early exchanges as Messi got to work. He fired one shot towards the top corner and then latched onto a Sergio Busquets pass but Anthony Lopes sprung out to intercept.

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Jason Denayer was not as quick in the 16th minute. By the time he

had twisted to follow Messi’s pass, the excellent Luis Suarez was a step ahead. Denayer slid but was nowhere near the ball and Suarez dragged his foot to make the contact clear. A penalty was given, although Messi was made to wait while VAR checked, but there was no sign of tension. His chip down the middle was exquisite. Lyon improved and Moussa Dembele’s shot needed a strong block from Clement Lenglet before Lopes collided with Coutinho and had to be replaced, in tears, in the 34th minute by Mathieu Gorgelin. That was not before Barca had scored a second as the faultless Arthur Melo played an angled pass into Suarez, who wriggled clear. With only Lopes to beat, he tapped across for Coutinho, who had an open net. Lyon looked dead and buried but found a way back in. It came from a corner, which Barca three times failed to clear. Amid the scramble, Tousart had time to chest and volley into the corner. For 10 minutes, Barcelona were edgy but while Nabil Fekir lashed over, Lyon failed to step forward. Their momentum subsided and Messi finished them off in a late flurry. First, his dummy sent Denayer and Marcelo flying and his shot was too strong for the weak hand of Gorgelin. Then, he twice tore away on the counter-attack, picking out Pique at the back post and finally Dembele, who made it five. (afp)


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GIANYAR - Sidan Vilage is located in the Gianyar Regency, about 4 km from Gianyar city to Bangli city and 31 Km from Denpasar. Naturally Sidan village indeed have a very beautiful panorama, because it is in the offshore area and also has a cliff perspective. In addition to Sidan natural village also has a diverse tourism, both in the form of ancient heritage and the newly built, among others: A. PURA DALEM SIDAN Pura Dalem Sidan founded about a century by 17 elders from Puri Sidan. Pura Dalem Sidan not much different from the other temple, but the temple has a unique, because in addition to grandeur, is also decorated with a wide range of relief and fretwork and loaded with typical Religion of Hindu philosophy. B. PURA BUKIT CAMPLUNG Approximately 100 Meters from the Northeast towards Pura Dalem Sidan, there is a Temple called Pura Bukit Camplung, standing at cliffs above, which until now has not known of its origin. Cliffs in the north there is a small gully of water that is very reliable because its sacred by community because it can cure skin diseases. Pura Bukit Camplung also called Pura Masceti, because the community is 9 subak organization (Classic Farmer Organization Bali) in the Village Sidan. C. BARONG SIDAN The West Pura Dalem Sidan precisely in the area of rice field terrace is very beautiful; the stage has been built to provide performance of the art dance that comes from the Gianyar Regency. Currently Travelers who want to see the Barong Stage typical Sidan (a Barong Taru Pramana) can be booked directly to the Office of Regional Tourism Gianyar Regency. (IBP/net)

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Ferrari’s German driver Sebastian Vettel (C) greets fans during an F1 live event to introduce drivers and team principals in Melbourne on March 13, 2019, ahead of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix.

Vettel fired up to return Ferrari to the top

MELBOURNE - Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel Thursday vowed to shrug off a “disaster” 2018 and topple arch-rival Lewis Hamilton, with his refreshed team passionate about returning Ferrari to the top.

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The German won the opening race of the season in Melbourne last year and backed it up with victory at the next in Bahrain. But Hamilton roared back to sweep 11 of the remaining 19 Grand Prix and the 31-year-old is desperate to turn the tables. “There is a lot of passion inside this team willing to get out and to express ourselves through winning I think is the best we can do,” he said. “So that’s the target. So far the atmosphere is good, the spirit is right within the team and we will try to carry that into the season.” Vettel is a winner and having to settle for second in the drivers and constructors championship last year was tough to take. He said it was normal for Ferrari fans to consider finishing runner-up

a “disaster”. “You know the winner takes it all. Lewis has been in that position the last couple of years and we will try to turn it around,” he said. “In the end we are racing for Ferrari and we will try to get Ferrari back to where we’ve been trying to get it back to for the past few years.” Ferrari haven’t won the constructors’ title since 2008 and their last drivers’ crown came in 2007 through Kimi Raikkonen. The Italian team have a new look heading into the season, with tech chief Mattia Binotto replacing Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal and young gun Charles Leclerc in for the experienced Raikkonen. Asked if Ferrari were in a better situation now than 12 months ago,

the 31-year-old replied: “Yeah quite frankly because last year’s winter testing didn’t go well for us. “We had some issues with the car to fix. We got a bit lucky during the race weekend (in Melbourne) with the safety car to grab the win. “In this regard we are more prepared. Our car seems to work fine, there are no problems at this stage.” But he added: “It’s a tough weekend ahead of us.” Despite his huge experience, Vettel admitted to being “a bit nervous” ahead of the 2019 campaign. “You don’t know exactly where you are, you don’t know what’s going to happen,” he said. “At this point we are all hunters and we are all the hunted. We have zero points.” (afp)

TOKYO - Ten-year-old skateboarding sensation Sky Brown, who had been a medal hope for Japan at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, on Thursday opted to qualify under the British flag. The pint-sized YouTube smash, born to a Japanese mother and a British father, told AFP she had taken the decision because Britain offered a more relaxed approach, given her tender years. “I chose to compete for Britain because they told me ‘Have fun, there’s no pressure!’ -- and I feel like that’s the best way for me to skate my best,” said Japan-based Brown, the world’s youngest professional skateboarder. “I want to work hard and try my best, but I mostly skateboard for fun -- it’s my happy place.” Japanese skate officials struggled to match Britain’s technical know-how and structure, leaving Brown to make a difficult choice -- and one which could potentially cost the Olympic host nation a medal. “It would be really cool to qualify (for Britain’s Olympic team),” said Brown, who is also a professional surfer and has just become Nike’s youngest athlete. “It’s really cool that the Olympics will be in Japan because it’s my home, it’s where I was born,” added Brown, who lives in Miyazaki, southern Japan. “It will be super-special.” Japan skateboarding bosses reacted philosophically to the news. “We would have liked Sky to skate for Japan, but it’s her choice and we wish her luck,” said Takehisa Miyazawa, chairman of the skateboarding committee of the Japan Roller Sports Federation.

“Japan has good depth in women’s skateboarding,” he noted, pointing to teenagers Sakura Yosozumi and Kisa Nakamura. “I’m confident Japan will do well at the Olympics.” Brown will hope to become Britain’s youngest-ever summer Olympian at the 2020 Tokyo Games at just 12. - Viral sensation Videos of Brown, who began skating before she could walk, have gone viral with over 50 million views, and her Instagram account already has more than 300,000 followers. The freckled schoolgirl with sun-bleached hair landed her first major sponsorship deal aged seven and has perfected tricks no other woman has pulled off. “I skate a little differently than all the other girls,” blushed Brown, who won a World Cup event in Estonia last month. “I wanna do the tricks that boys do.” Despite her outrageous talent, the teeny boarder, who stands just 1.34 metres (4ft, 4ins) has faced resistance from some event organisers reluctant to allow her to compete and risk embarrassing established skaters. When she was eight, Brown became the youngest skater to compete at the Vans US Open, placing higher than women old enough to be her mother. She subsequently set her sights on Tokyo 2020 when the hipster sport makes its Olympic debut, along with surfing, karate and sport climbing. The Olympic skateboarding qualifiers have not yet been set, but the sport’s governing body has imposed no Olympic age limit. (afp)

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In this file photo taken on January 14, 2018, Sky Brown shows her skateboarding skills on the half-pipe at a park in Kijo town, Miyazaki prefecture.


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US pilots reported problems with Boeing 737 MAX

WASHINGTON - The US decision on Wednesday to ground the Boeing 737 MAX came after authorities noted similarities between two recent crashes, eerily echoing reports from American pilots who complained of problems with the plane late last year. At least four US pilots filed reports following the October crash of a Lion Air flight in Indonesia shortly after takeoff and all

complained the aircraft suddenly pitched downward, according to documents reviewed by AFP on a flight safety database.

The Lion Air crash that killed 189 people was attributed to the flight stabilization system designed to prevent the aircraft from stalling, the “MCAS.” The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that new evidence and satellite data indicated similarities with Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX

8 minutes after takeoff, killing 157. That link “warrants further investigation of the possibility of a shared cause for the two incidents,” the FAA said in the emergency order grounding the 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft. Dozens of airlines and governments around the world had already taken that step. The cause of the tragedy in Ethiopia has not been determined, although the black boxes with critical data and recordings of the pilots were retrieved Monday and are due to be shipped to France for analysis. Boeing already announced it was working on an update to its flight software and training on the aircraft. - ‘DONT SINK DONT SINK’ -

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Family members mourn the victims at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019.

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It was unclear if US transportation authorities review the database or investigate the incidents. However, the FAA said this week it had mandated that Boeing update its flight software and training on the aircraft. Questions about the Lion Air crash have honed in on an automated stall prevention system, the MCAS, designed to automatically point the nose of the plane downward if it is in danger of stalling. According to the flight data recorder, the pilots of Lion Air Flight 610 struggled to control the aircraft as the MCAS repeatedly pushed the plane’s nose

down following takeoff. The Ethiopian Airlines pilots reported similar difficulties before their aircraft plunged into the ground as they tried to return to the airport. Boeing was criticized after the Lion Air crash for allegedly failing to adequately inform 737 pilots about the functioning of the stall prevention system. Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam on Sunday said the captain on the flight, Yared Mulugeta Getachew, 29, was an experienced aviator with more than 8,000 flight hours. Andrew Hunter, a defense industry expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said that, while Boeing and the

FAA had good track records on addressing safety concerns, sometimes the combination of automated systems and humans did not work smoothly. “It is hard to get a system to work seamlessly with human beings,” he told AFP. “The fact the system was fighting the pilot was not an unintended consequence,” because it should counteract a pilot error and correcting this is “challenging.” - Banned from the skies -

In Ethiopia, distraught families wept and lit candles as they visited the deep black crater where the plane smashed into a field, killing 157 passengers and crew, an AFP correspondent said.

One pilot on a US carrier reported an incident in November 2018, just weeks after the Lion Air crash, saying the plane “pitched nose down” two to three seconds after engaging the autopilot following takeoff, according to the report on the Aviation Safety Reporting System, maintained by NASA. “The captain immediately disconnected the autopilot and pitched into a climb,” the report said. “The rest of the flight was uneventful.” The flight crew reviewed the incident “at length... but can’t think of any reason the aircraft would pitch nose-down so aggressively.” Another pilot on a flight in November said the crew discussed the concerns about the aircraft following the Lion Air crash, and “I mentioned I would engage the The Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 was less than four months old when it went down six minutes into a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on Sunday, disintegrating on impact. Families of the victims from Kenya, China, the United States and Canada, as well as diplomatic staff from embassies, were visiting the crash site. A dozen airlines have grounded the plane, while Nigeria, Lebanon, Egypt, Serbia, Vietnam, New Zealand and Hong Kong on Wednesday also joined the list of countries to ban it from their airspace. The European Union and major hubs such as the United Arab Emirates and Australia had already done so.

autopilot sooner than usual.” But again once engaged, there was a quick automated warning of “DONT SINK DONT SINK!” “I immediately disconnected the AP (autopilot) ... and resumed climb,” the officer said. But after review, “frankly neither of us could find an inappropriate setup error.” “With the concerns with the MAX 8 nose-down stuff, we both thought it appropriate to bring it to your attention.” The ASRS is a voluntary system of reports that allows research to “lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents.” The Lion Air accident had focused attention on Angle of Attack (AOA) sensors connected to the aircraft stabilization system. A malfunction of these systems may erroneously correct the path by pitching the aircraft down due to a mistaken assessment that the aircraft is in a stall. Andrew Hunter, a defense industry expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said while Boeing and the FAA have good track records on addressing safety concerns, sometimes the combination of automated systems and humans do not work smoothly. “It is hard to get a system to work seamlessly with human beings,” he told AFP. “The fact the system was fighting the pilot was not an unintended consequence,” because it should counteract a pilot error and correcting this is “challenging.” “I’m not sure the fix here was quite so easy,” Hunter said. (afp)

American Airlines said it had 24 aircraft affected by the US ban, while Southwest Airlines said it was still confirming the move. The MAX series is Boeing’s fastest-selling model. There are 74 of the planes registered in the United States, and 387 in use worldwide with 59 carriers, according to the FAA. Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has said it would demand financial compensation from Boeing as the implications of the mass grounding for the airline industry remained unclear. Shares in the company rose Wednesday on Wall Street despite the US order but were still down 10.6 percent since before Sunday’s crash. (afp)

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President stresses importance of flight safety

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President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has stressed the importance of airline companies prioritizing their passengers’ safety in response to the Transportation Ministry’s decision to ban Boeing 737 Max 8 flights in the country. “The most important thing is that the safety and security of passengers must be number one,” he stated in Jakarta on Wednesday. Safety is the main factor that must be taken into account in the aviation industry, he added. The Transportation Ministry issued the ban after a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed in Ethiopia recently, killing all 157 people on board. The crash came less than six months after a similar aircraft went down in the Java Sea last October, killing 189 people. The Indonesian government took the policy as part of the effort to ensure that all aircraft operating in the country are airworthy. During the inspection period, which started on March 12, 2019, Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft are banned from flying in the country. The Transportation Ministry has inspected the operation of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the country after the crash of Lion Air JT 610 flight last October. (ant)

Timika immigration deports 12 foreign nationals The immigration authorities in Mimika District, Papua Province, deported 12 foreign nationals for misusing their stay permits. Chief of the Mimika Immigration Office Jesaja Samuel Enoch remarked on Wednesday that a total of 21 foreign nationals had committed criminal offenses by misusing their stay permits based on the immigration law. “They were employed as illegal gold miners in Nabire District and were found guilty based on the Nabire district court’s Verdict No. 100 – 102/Pid.Sus/2018/PN.Nab, dated December 12, 2018. (Before being deported), they had been sentenced to five months’ imprisonment and fined Rp10 million (each),” he noted. Nine other foreign nationals are still serving jail term and will be deported after their prison term ends, he revealed. The 12 foreign nationals comprise 11 from China and one from South Korea. They had completed their jail term on March 11, 2019. (ant)

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Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo (C) walks together with Siti Aisyah (front R) and her family after their meeting at palace in Jakarta, on March 12, 2019. Shock and delight rippled through the Indonesian town of Sindangsari on March 11 as residents got word that a local woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother had been freed.

74 percent of students to take computer-based national exams

As many as 121,204 or 74 percent of 163,469 students in West Kalimantan province would take Computer-Based National Examination (UNBK), while the rest would take Paper and Pencil-Based National Exams (UNKP) this year,. Head of the West Kalimantan Provincial Education Office Suprianus Herman, said. “The National Examination Series will be carried out by the West Kalimantan Education Office from March 25 to May 13, 2019. A total of 163,469 students of 2,574 education units, from junior high, vocational, and high school levels in 14 districts / cities in West Kalimantan, are ready to follow the National Exam,” Herman stated in Pontianak on Tuesday. He explained that the UNBK

would be followed by 100 percent of senior high school /MA / SMK students, and 52 percent of junior high school students at an equal level. He remarked that at the high school level, the number of students taking the National Examination was 71,820 from 865 schools, and at the junior high school level, it was equivalent to 91,649 from 1,682 schools. According to him, the number of students participating in UNBK at the high school / MA level was 45,806 from 558 schools, and those from vocational level was 19,960 from 195 schools. “The number of students for UNBK at junior high school is 46,116 from 589 schools, and UNKP participants are 42,264

from 984 schools,” he explained. Herman also explained that the national exams has implemented server preparation by state telecommunication operator Telkom and state electricity firm PLN related to the implementation of the National Examination, especially in remote areas and borders, including urban areas. “We have coordinated for server experiments, and we have discussed with other parties, such as Telkom and PLN,” he explained. He added that he would increase the integrity index in the implementation of the National Examination. “The next challenge is to improve the achievement, so that there will be improvement of the learning process as per national education standards,” he revealed. (ant)


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EU plans for chaotic Brexit as UK readies for no-deal vote

LONDON - Britain and the European Union braced Wednesday for a chaotic, cliffedge Brexit after U.K. lawmakers rejected the two sides’ agreed divorce deal. Britain’s Parliament was set to hold votes aiming to try to rule out that disruptive option, or at least postpone it for now. But top EU officials warned that the prospect could not be eliminated unless the U.K. Parliament approved an exit deal. “The risk of a no-deal has never been higher,” chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said. “I urge you please not to underestimate the risk or its consequences,” he told European lawmakers in Strasbourg, France. Both Britain and the EU ramped up planning for a “no-deal” Brexit, which would rip up decades of rules for travel and trade between Britain and the EU. Economists say it could cause huge upheaval, with customs checks causing gridlock at U.K. ports, new tariffs triggering sudden price hikes and red tape for everyone from truckers to tourists. The U.K. government announced its plans for the Irish borders, saying it wouldn’t impose new checks, duties or controls on goods coming from EU member Ireland into Northern Ireland. It also said it wouldn’t impose tariffs on most goods coming from the EU — though there would be new levies on imports of meat and cars. The government said 87 percent of imports by value would be tarifffree, a “modest liberalization” compared with current trade rules. A mixture of tariffs and quotas would apply to beef, lamb, pork, poultry and some dairy “to support farmers and producers who have historically been protected through high EU tariffs.” The tariffs, intended to be temporary, wouldn’t apply to goods crossing from Ireland to Northern Ireland, raising fears the plan would fuel smuggling across the border. U.K. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told the BBC that the government was well prepared, but

Ngrebeg Has Three Meanings, What Are They?

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Ngerebeg tradition or better known as makotek held every Tumpek Kuningan (ten days after Galungan) at Munggu customary village, Mengwi, Badung, has the meaning as a tribute to the heroes, repellent of negative things and a means to unite the citizens. This was confirmed by chief of Munggu customary village, I Made Rai Sujana, amid the ngerebeg procession at the local Desa and Puseh Temple of local village, Saturday (Jan. 5).

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European Union’s Frans Timmermans, first vice president of the Commission, left, and European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attend a session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. British lawmakers rejected May’s Brexit deal in a 391-242 vote on Tuesday night. Parliament will vote Wednesday on whether to leave the EU without a deal. “no-deal is going to be very disruptive for the economy.” Carolyn Fairbairn, directorgeneral of the Confederation of British Industry, said the no-deal arrangements would be “a sledgehammer for our economy.” British lawmakers rejected May’s Brexit deal for a second time on Tuesday, throwing it out by a 391-242 vote. With Brexit now just 16 days away, Parliament will vote Wednesday on whether to rule out leaving on that date without a deal. A weakened May, her authority shredded by successive defeats, said her Conservative lawmakers would get a free vote, rather than having to follow a party line. If no-deal is ruled out, Parliament will vote Thursday on

whether to ask the EU to delay Britain’s departure. “The government needs to seek an extension of (Brexit-triggering) Article 50 so that we can have a bit more time to sort things out because, to be honest, we are in such a mess,” opposition Labour Party lawmaker Yvette Cooper said. The EU — openly exasperated by the continuing Brexit crisis in Britain — was speeding up its preparations for a disorderly British departure, and ramping up criticism of the political disarray in London. Barnier said that “again the House of Commons says what it does not want. Now this impasse can only be solved in the U.K.” The EU parliament’s Brexit group was meeting to assess the

situation in Strasbourg, France before a plenary debate on the impasse. EU Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Tuesday’s vote increases chances of a British departure that is “disorderly, brutal, like a cliff,” including sudden new customs rules and trade chaos that multinationals have warned about for months. EU member states were equally scathing, led be Germany, the economic powerhouse of the 28nation EU. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that “whoever rejects the (Brexit) agreement plays with the welfare of their citizens and the economy in a reckless way.” The U.K. Parliament has now

twice rejected the withdrawal agreement that May spent the best part of two years negotiating with the EU, and the bloc insists there will be no more talks. Moscovici said “the train has passed two times” and the EU will not renegotiate the deal before the scheduled Brexit date of March 29. The European Parliament was poised to approve measures later Wednesday to deal the best it could with the immediate hardship of a cliff-edge departure at the end of the month. It was set to back emergency rules to ease the immediate burdens on roads and airports if suddenly lorries would have to be checked and Britain would become a third country. (ap)

He explained the meanings of the procession starting from the Mengwi kingdom headquartered at Munggu with the king named Ida Cokorda Nyoman Sakti Munggu. When defending his territory in Blambangan, East Java, before the Mengwi troops named goak selem or black crow troops left the kingdom, right on the Tumpek Kuningan Day, the king of Mengwi performed a meditation at

Dalem Kahyangan Wisesa Temple, Munggu. The king got a revelation from his meditation. The return of his troops with victory or success in the war was then commemorated with the tradition of ngerebeg. “Therefore, on Tumpek Kuningan, the tradition of ngerebeg continues to be commemorated at Munggu customary village as a tribute to the victory of Mengwi’s royal war, as the respect

for the heroes,” he explained. Related to the tradition as disaster repellent, he told that it was initially carried out with a spear. Then, during the Dutch colonial period the tradition was banned because it was thought to be a rebellion. As a result, this tradition had not been organized for several times. Then, outbreaks of disease or plague attacked villagers, even many people died. This condition made some cus-

tomary and religious leaders negotiate with the Dutch administration and finally the tradition was allowed to be held again. However, the facilities used are not spears, but replaced with pulet wooden stick. “Since then, the tradition of ngerebeg formerly used spears was replaced with a pulet wooden stick, with the length of 3.5 meters. Based on such belief, the ngerebeg tradition serves as catastrophe repellent or keeps away from negative things,” he explained. The third meaning of the tradition is as a means to unite citizens. This tradition is followed by almost all men aged 14 years and over from

Wow … this restaurant does not only serve delicious menus, but also offers a cool and beautiful dining atmosphere. When eating here, guests must feel different. Green nature of rice fields can create a sense of peace and breezy wind will remove fatigue after being busy with activities. The sounds of animals at rice field gives new inspirations, and the setting is arranged in really captivate nuance. It is the Ubud Tulen, a new restaurant located amid the beautiful village area precisely on Jalan Sriwedari, Junjungan village, Ubud, Gianyar. This restaurant is quite romantic, very close to the center of Ubud

and can be reached within about 6 minutes, close to Petulu attractions, Monkey Forest, and panorama of Ceking terraced rice fields. This restaurant combining traditional and international standard ornaments has a variety of delicious menus. It offers more local Balinese menus prepared and presented in a modern technique. Its appearance is very beautiful and fresh. Opened every day starting at 11:00 to 23:00, it specifically prepares for lunch and dinner. Meat and various spices use local ingredients, so that it has a very distinctive taste. For instance, the beef steak using local organic beef

gives a different taste. The aroma is delicious and the texture of meat is mellow and tender so that before being given seasoning it has been good to eat. “Our beef steak is indeed different. That’s why it is favored by foreign tourists,” said Edhu S Alamsyah, Public Relations Officer. Tulen Ubud has a variety of leading menus for appetizers, such as salted and seasoned tuna, tuna raw condiment, duck betutu porridge, and lawar. Meanwhile, the soup consists of seafood soup, meatball in young banana trunk and mutton soup. In the meantime, the main menu consists of nyatnyat tipat gurami, shrimp paste lime roasted

chicken, water spinach grilled fish in spicy sauce, real pork as well as crispy eggplant grilled tuna. For tourists of yoga and spiritual lovers, they prefer vegetarian menus. This menu is also chosen by many guests that do not eat meat, aka vegan. “Although it was just opened early October 2018, the Tulen Ubud already has many customers. Meanwhile, customers of hotel guests are mostly living in Ubud area,” said Edhu. Tulen Ubud offers a variety of drinks, such as soft drinks, herbal drink, coffee, water, green tea, jasmine, chamomile and kombucha coming with two flavors namely

12 hamlets at Munggu customary village. They mutually mingle while carrying wooden sticks and walking around the village area. When they arrive in several places such as road intersection they gather and unite the end of the stick to form the pyramid. Once in a while, a young man will climb up the pile of the sticks. “So, this tradition is to unite young people from 12 hamlets across the Munggu customary village. By carrying out the ngerebeg tradition, they will definitely do positive things and strengthen the sense of unity among the youth,” he concluded. (kmb)

strawberry and cinnamon. Beers are also available. “For drinks, we also promote locally produced drinks, but have international quality, like this kombucha,” he said. When enjoying food here, at least the restaurant offers three choices of convenient venue. In front, it is located closest to the chef preparing the menus, while on terrace you can see game arena and relax. Then, the third venue is very close to paddy fields. The activities of farmers cultivating their fields can be a unique cultural attraction. Located at Tulen Ubud seems to have distance with nature. A green courtyard is good for sports and long chair is a nice place to relax. (kmb)

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‘Bar truck’ brings a bit of life back to French villages

Children with special needs attending school in the Bangli Special School for the Disabled (SLB) were given education about disaster by the Bangli Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD).

School for disabled students taught readiness to face disasters

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BANGLI - Children with special needs attending school in the Bangli Special School for the Disabled (SLB) were given education about disaster by the Bangli Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD). Aside from theory, they were also taught simulations about what to do if at any time natural disasters occur. Section Head of Disaster and Logistics Emergency at the BPBD Bangli, Ketut Agus Sutapa, said on Wednesday (Mar. 13) that education activities at the SLB are carried out as part of efforts to build community

preparedness in the face of natural disasters. In education and simulation activities at the SLB, students were given knowledge about how to recognize and what to do when facing disasters such as earthquakes,

landslides and volcanic eruptions. “When a tremor occurs, for example, what they have to do, where they have to run when happening to study in classroom or being at home. That’s what we explain. Similarly, we build the evacuation route,” he explained. Agus said that through the education and simulation activities, the SLB students are expected to be able to recognize disaster hazards

and save themselves properly in the event of a disaster by following existing evacuation routes. When providing education and simulation at the SLB, he was assisted by teachers of local school as interpreters so that the messages conveyed to students can be well received. The disaster education and simulation activity, said Agus, will be held simultaneously every year. Such activity is carried out for the second

time by the BPBD at the SLB. “One of our targets is the upcoming April 26 when celebrating the National Disaster Preparedness Day organized by BNPB and BPBD throughout Indonesia. Right now, there is a strengthening of vulnerable groups, namely women, pregnant women and people with disabilities. These people need first priority when doing rescue during a disaster,” said Agus. (kmb40)

Ritual snack products of Tegaljadi

Starting to be glanced as Balinese typical gift

TABANAN - Starting with trial and error phase in 2007, a resident of Tegaljadi pioneered ritual snack business. Now, it has become one of the unique features of this village. The product widely known to the public is kaliadrem snack. Right now, the ritual snack SME is managed by PKK housewives of Tegaljadi village. Its gross profit can reach four million rupiahs per day and can increase to six or seven million rupiahs during religious holidays. Moreover, the kaliadrem snack is now starting to be favored as Balinese typical gift. One of the ritual snack makers coalesced into the SMEs of Tegaljadi village is Ni Luh Putu Seriasih. She explained to have got involved in ritual snack business together

with 15 other PKK housewives since 2007. This business was inspired by their frequent activities to make their own ritual snacks especially kaliadrem. In fact, the taste of snacks produced by the housewives got very good response from the community due to its delicious taste. Besides, the ritual snacks are very much needed for traditional and religious ceremonies in Bali. “Because it’s needed and tastes good, many people start ordering. This is the beginning of this group establishment and involvement in the making of ritual snacks,” said Seriasih. Currently, even though the group members have been independent, continued Seriasih, the business of making ritual snacks is increasingly

widespread and has its own market. Seriasih herself has markets outside Tabanan such as the traditional market in Blahkiuh, Darmasaba, Sibang and even Gianyar. The product created by Seriasih was originally just kaliadrem snacks but later developed into uligina, reta and satuh. Other than making it alone, Seriasih also collected ritual snacks from other home industries at her village, outside the village and even outside Tabanan. “I also collect and sell ritual snack posing the result of home industry of Tegaljadi village every other day. Besides, I take macho from Pupuan, sagon from Gianyar and toffee from Singaraja,” she explained. On average, the gross profit

gained by Seriasih from selling ritual snacks reaches IDR 4 million per day. This advantage can increase ahead of holidays that can reach IDR 6 million to IDR 7 million per day. Apart from selling to traditional markets, kaliadrem of her products have already entered the PDDS Tabanan. Every month, PDDS orders ritual cake worth IDR 2.5 million or 500 packs containing 10 pieces. In order to be able to enter the shops having cooperation with the PDDS Tabanan network, according to Seriasih, her side is assisted in the submission of the Household Industrial Food Permit (PIRT). Meanwhile, Director of PDDS Tabanan, Putu Sugi Darmawan, said that his office routinely or-

ders kaliadrem snacks to Tegaljadi village every month. “We always order 500 packs per month,” said Sugi. He continued that the market share of kaliadrem snacks sold through PDDS is for Balinese typical gift. Therefore, the sales are still limited and currently only requested by souvenir shops at Tanah Lot tourist attraction. Sugi admitted that his company still has difficulty to expand the sales of kaliadrem snacks as souvenir products to other outlets making cooperation with PDDS. One of the problems is the not too long expiration date. “For this, we are trying to coordinate with producers to find ways to extend the product expiration,” added Sugi. (kmb24)

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This picture taken on February 14, 2019 shows a woman walking across a road on a polluted day in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

Toxic air tears apart families in Mongolia

BOMUUR - In the world’s coldest capital, many burn coal and plastic just to survive temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees -- but warmth comes at a price: deadly pollution makes Ulaanbataar’s air too toxic for children to breathe, leaving parents little choice but to evacuate them to the countryside. This exodus is a stark warning of the future for urban areas in much of Asia, where scenes of citizens in anti-pollution masks against a backdrop of brown skies are becoming routine, rather than apocalyptic. Ulaanbaatar is one of the most polluted cities on the planet, alongside New Delhi, Dhaka, Kabul, and Beijing. It regularly exceeds World Health Organisation recommendations for air quality even as experts warn of disastrous consequences, particularly for children, including stunted development, chronic illness, and in some cases death. Erdene-Bat Naranchimeg watched helplessly as her daughter Amina battled illness virtually from birth, her immune system handicapped by the smog-choked air in Mongolia’s capital. “We would constantly be in and out of the hospital,” Naranchimeg told AFP, adding that Amina contracted pneumonia twice at the age of two, requiring several rounds of antibiotics. This is not a unique case in a city where winter temperatures plunge towards uninhabitable, particularly in the districts that rural workers moved to in search of a better life.

Here row upon row of the traditional tents -- known as gers -- are warmed by coal, or any other flammable material available. The resulting thick black smoke shoots out in plumes, blanketing surrounding areas in a film of smog that makes visibility so poor it can be hard to see even a few metres ahead. Hospitals are packed and young children are vulnerable, common colds can quickly escalate into life-threatening illness. - Birth defects The situation was so bad that doctors told Naranchimeg the only solution was to send her little girl to the clean air of the countryside. Now aged five, Amina is thriving. She lives with her grandparents in Bornuur Sum, a village 135 kilometres away from the capital. “She hasn’t been sick since she started living here,” said Naranchimeg, who makes the three-hour round trip to see Amina every week. “It was very difficult in the first few months,” she said. “We used to cry when we talked on the phone.” But like many parents in Ulaan-

baatar, she felt the move was the only way to protect her child. The levels of PM2.5 -- tiny and harmful particles -- in Ulaanbaatar reached 3,320 in January, 133 times what the World Health Organisation (WHO) considers safe. The effects are terrible for adults but children are even more at risk, in part because they breathe faster, taking in more air and pollutants. As they are smaller, children are also closer to the ground, where some pollutants concentrate, and their still-developing lungs, brains, and other key organs are more vulnerable to damage. Effects to prolonged exposure range from persistent infections and asthma to slowed lung and brain development. The risks apply in utero, too, because gases and fine particles can enter a mother’s bloodstream and placenta, causing miscarriage, birth defects and low birth weights, which can also affect a child for the rest of their lives. Researchers are now investigating whether pollution, like exposure to tobacco smoke, has health effects that could even be passed down to the next generation. (afp)

VILLEQUIERS - The traditional French cafe where people of all stripes have customarily met is becoming a rare sight in many villages, but a man with a van -- and a liquor licence -- is making the rounds to help revive rural socialising. On a brisk recent Friday, Sebastien Cherrier, a 44-year-old former educational caseworker, was serving drinks and bonhomie from the back of his “Bar Truck” in Villequiers, population 483. More than a dozen patrons were gathered under the pop-up gazebo installed behind the van’s open back doors, where Cherrier sat behind a customised oak counter donated by a woodworker. “The last cafe here closed a little over a year ago, but as recently as 1985 we still had four,” said Villequiers mayor Pascal Mereau, who is also a teacher in the village. “All we have left is one business that’s a grocer, bar, and guestroom,” he said. Mereau and other residents see Cherrier’s initiative as a chance to reknit a civil fabric that’s fraying as more people leave for bigger cities, prompting businesses to close and public services to dwindle. The trend has contributed to a growing rift between Paris and other prosperous urban or tourist centres on the one side and those in the picturesque yet increasingly isolated countryside on the other. The issue has received close scrutiny in recent months during a revolt by “yellow vest” demonstrators in rural and small-town France who have blocked roads nationwide in a protest against President Emmanuel Macron. France had some 200,000 cafes in 1960, often serving as the social centre of gravity for communities and neighbourhoods around the country.

By 2015, that number had fallen to just 36,000, with most closures in rural areas, according to a 2017 report from the France Boissons industry body and the CREDOC consumer studies agency. “Before, cafes allowed you to meet people. I had to come to the Bar Truck to really get to know my neighbours,” said Oliver, a craftsman in his 50s in Villequiers. “Until now it was just ‘good morning’ or ‘good night’,” he said. - ‘It’s all over’ With his shaved head, tattoos and imposing beard, Cherrier began holding court several weeks ago from a modified Renault van dubbed “C’est l’Occaz”, or “Now’s the Time”, painted on the side. His Facebook page lets people know where he’ll be in the central Cher department: Monday in Precy (population 350), Tuesday in Azy, Wednesday in Rians... “The idea had been bouncing around in my head for a while,” said Cherrier, who has also been working as an itinerant antiques dealer. “I go through a lot of villages around the Sancerre region (in central France), and I was appalled at the number of businesses that have closed, especially the bistros,” he said. “Now it’s all over, they have all closed. People are stuck in front of their TVs, their tablets and their phones. There are no more personal exchanges -- it’s disastrous.” Cherrier wasn’t surprised by the “yellow vest” protests which have led to violent clashes in Paris and other cities and widespread disruption since they erupted in mid-November. “You can’t be surprised that things are going badly. We don’t have any more places to go and talk after a day of work,” he said. (afp)

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This picture taken on March 8, 2019 shows a man having a drink at the concept bar truck of Sebastien Cherrier (C), former caseworker turned second-hand goods dealer then bartender, on the village square in Villequiers, near Bourges, central France.


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Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere had teased that his Louis Vuitton Paris fashion week show late Tuesday would be a “shock”.

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Louis Vuitton ends Paris fashion week with night in two museums

PARIS - Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere had teased that his Louis Vuitton Paris fashion week show late Tuesday would be a “shock”. He wasn’t kidding. While guests had been invited to the Louvre Museum in the centre of the French capital, when they took their seats they actually found themselves in the Pompidou Centre, a kilometre away to the east. This wasn’t some sort teleporter trick from “Star Trek”. Ghesquiere had recreated the groundbreaking architecture of the Pompidou’s modern art galleries inside the Louvre -- “a museum inside a museum” -- to demonstrate the shock of the new. And his clothes for autumn/ winter where just as tricksy, mixing

stripes, checks, floral and all sorts of prints and patterns in what the New York Times’s Vanessa Friedman quickly called a “good taste, bad taste mash up”. On the last of nine packed days of shows, it was hard for some exhausted fashionistas to get their heads round, particularly as many had shed a silent tear earlier in the day as the late Karl Lagerfeld’s final collection was shown at Chanel. But Ghesquiere had warned that change was a-coming in a tonguein-check social media teaser video from his “muse”, American actress

and model Indya Moore, the transgender star of the US television series “Pose”. “I was busy admiring myself being admired by myself,” Moore drawled archly in what may have been a swipe at the latest trendy modern tribe, the autosexuals. - No need to panic -

Excessive self-regard is not something fashion designers as smart as Ghesquiere could be accused of. Before the shareholders of the world’s richest fashion brand start panicking, there was method to this. In fact, the pick ‘n’ mix pattern palate was an hommage to what Ghesquiere called the “sarto-

rial melting pot” of the still rather rough-edged shopping district near the Pompidou Centre, where the timelessly tasteful wardrobe codes of upper class Parisians rub up uneasily against the more eclectic street style of the youthful multicultural suburbs. “It’s an incredible mix which converges towards this epicentre” near the Chatelet transport hub, Ghesquiere said. “That is where I am taking Louis Vuitton today: a house of multiple expressions,” he added. The supernova of Hollywood stars on the show’s front row who have hitched themselves to the Vuitton wagon -- Emma Stone, Jennifer Connolly, Lea Seydoux and Swedish Oscar winner Alicia

Vikander -- definitely dug it. Supermodel Karlie Kloss also seemed to lap up the mash-up mix of inspirations from Mondrian to Cubism to futuristic street, typified by the black leather swimming hats. A big shouldered floral kaftan coat with a stripey interior somehow worked, and there was plenty of expensively sleek black leather also in the mix for the woman who likes to keep it rock ‘n’ roll. Despite all the talk of innovation, there was lots of the classic luxury casual looks -- and classics with a casual luxury touch -- that has won Ghesquiere such a fan club, one that extends to the nearby Elysee Palace and France’s first lady Brigitte Macron. (afp)

Calvin Klein abandons runway division

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In this file photo taken on February 13, 2018 models walk the runway for Calvin Klein 205W39NYC during New York Fashion Week at the American Stock Exchange Building in New York City.

NEW YORK - American fashion label Calvin Klein announced Wednesday it is closing its high-end runway division as part of a restructuring by parent company PVH. “I can confirm that the Calvin Klein 205W39NYC business is closing,” the company told AFP. PVH brought in Belgian designer Raf Simons from Dior in 2016 to revitalize the brand, which had stagnated since the departure of its namesake New Yorker founder in 2002. Dubbed “chief creative officer,”

he had vast powers as he was charged with boosting profits of the brand’s high-end collection. But Simons’ departure was announced in December following weeks of uncertainty, after a PVH manager apportioned him some of the blame for declining sales. PVH, which also owns Tommy Hilfiger, in early January announced strategic changes including tweaking Calvin Klein 205W39NYC’s name, and the closure of its flagship store on Manhattan’s Madison

Avenue. But it has now chosen to totally abandon the division and, according to specialist website Women’s Wear Daily, has let go 100 employees in New York and Milan. The brand’s spokesperson told AFP it is “open to presenting our collections in a broad range of formats moving forward, including runway shows.” In 2017, Calvin Klein’s sales of products from perfume to watches and glasses led to a turnover of $9.1 billion dollars. (afp)

DENPASAR — Readiness of human resources in the field of information technology is one of the challenges faced by this nation in welcoming the industrial revolution 4.0. As is known, industrial revolution 4.0 is automation in all fields with open source as the foundation. On that account, it is important for younger generation to master open source software as part of mastering information technology. “Rich countries are not necessarily advanced. Don’t just be proud of the wealth of natural resources because it can run out. If we want to become a developed country, we must master technology. Without mastering technology, we will become buyers or users only,” said the CEO of PT Equnix Business Solutions, Julyanto Sutandang, in Denpasar on Wednesday (Mar. 13). According to Julyanto, open source software is now becoming alternative solution that plays an important role in the IT business. This certainly will make Indonesia independent and sovereign. Younger generation, especially students in higher education, needs to be given such information and understanding. As a provider of open source information technology services such as PostgreSQL and Linux, it has carried out educational campaigns related to open source software since last year. Educational campaigns in several homeland campuses also support the realization of 1,000 technopreneurs. This year, it also targets campuses in Bali such as the University of National Education on March 13, initiated by Dhyana Pura University on March 14 and ended at Udayana University on March 15, 2019. “Students are expected to open their insight in order to be able to develop themselves and build creativity that can encourage them to become a technopreneur through cooperation in training, mentoring, internships and opportunities to build a network of

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open source-based research institutions,” he explained. Higher education, continued Julyanto, needs to know what is happening in the business world today. Several changes require agility to responding and answer them. On the other hand, Indonesia also needs more scholars that are willing to conduct in-depth research related to the development of open source software. This software is more attractive alternative than licensed commercial software that tends to monopolize the market. “Monopoly activities are counterproductive, especially in the free market model because there is no fair competition so that efficiency is low and there is almost no negotiating room to streamline costs and improve services,” he added. Julyanto added that open source software provides good hope in Indonesia by allowing the use of legal software without license fees. Open source-based software provides freedom, choice, honesty, independence and without any dependence on vendors. Besides, there is guarantee of safety because 100 percent can be self-controlled. Many big world companies have successfully applied various kinds of open source software such as Linux for operating systems, Apache for web servers, PostgreSQL for databases as well as PHP, Java, Perl, Python or other programming languages. “Aside from technology companies, right now practically all major companies in the world are running at least one open source software in their software environment,” he said. In the future, Julyanto mentioned that open source will be more evenly spread throughout all corners of human life. Open source software will also grow stronger and balance the software and IT industry to create equitable access to information, opportunities, and ultimately the welfare of all humanity. (kmb32)

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Revitalization of Sukawati Art Market soon realized

GIANYAR — Revitalization of Sukawati Art Market is ensured to be realized immediately. Moreover, the budget from central government to realize this plan increased to IDR 77 billion from the previous one worth IDR 60 billion. Now, hundreds of merchants in the Art Market will be relocated to Sutasoma Square, which is currently in the process of rearrangement. A number of workers were seen doing their activities in the Sutasoma Square on Wednesday (Mar. 13). They looked to work on partition to separate one kiosk from another. Roni, one of the workers, said the partitions at Sutasoma Square have been started since the past week. From the existing buildings, only the two buildings in the southern area are walled. The remaining ones will be left open and given partition between merchants. “Only these two buildings are given a wall, while the others will only be partitioned,” he explained. Regarding the location for relocation still being filled with shrubs, said Fitri, the matter will be worked on by another party. “We are just tasked to make partition, while the cleanup will be handled by different workers,” said the merchant from

Situbondo. Meanwhile, Regional Secretary of Gianyar, Made Gede Wisnu Wijaya, said that his party indeed began to re-arrange the Sutasoma Square. The works include the cleanup of bushes, the making of drainage and so on. “We will clean it up again because the merchants of the art market will soon be relocated,” he explained on Wednesday. He revealed the budget for revitalizing the Art Market increased to IDR 77 billion obtained from the Ministry of Finance, while technical works will be handled by the Ministry of Public Works and Settlement. “However, the technical requirements, chiefly the market standard, of the market will be the authority of the Ministry of Trade,” he explained. Wisnu Wijaya explained the budget of IDR 77 billion for the

renovation of the art market in block B (western part) has increased from the initial request. “Initially the budget was IDR 60 billion based on the estimation of old prices,” he explained. He added that disbursement of the budget from central government, in May of this year the art market should have been vacated and immediately dismantled. “So, from the beginning of June it can be worked on,” he said. Regional Secretary of Gianyar also explained that renovation plan had been delayed due to differences in authority. He explained that previously the construction plan had dragged on because the authority in the Ministry of Trade can only handle the market of type D and below. “Meanwhile, the Sukawati Art Market belongs to higher type,” said Wisnu Wijaya. (kmb35)


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To enhance vocational education in tourism

UNESCO organizes a meeting

MANGUPURA - Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and a major source of income for many countries. As a people-oriented industry, tourism also provides a lot of work which has helped revitalize the local economy. However, like other forms of development, tourism can also cause problems such as social dislocation, loss of cultural heritage, economic dependence, and ecological degradation. For this reason, the UNESCO of Jakarta Office held a sub-regional Forum on National Institutional Change in Tourism and Vocation Education for Sustainable Development. Located at Bintang Bali Resort, Kuta, on Wednesday (Mar. 13) this forum involved 50 participants from five countries namely Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste representing the Ministry of Education, Technical Vocational Education and Training Centers, Teacher Training Institutions, the private sector and tourism vocational schools. According to Prof. Dr. Arief Rachman, Executive Chairman of the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education and Culture, the forum

aims to exchange expertise and experience of institutional change in tourism vocational education. “This is a regional meeting of UNESCO and its partners to improve vocational education related to sustainable development,” he said. In this case, it must be ensured that UNESCO reaches its target philosophically, namely peace. It hoped there will be no more wars. One of the solutions is to improve the quality of education. Three targets to be achieved include that education should not be discriminated against but must be inclusive. Secondly, there is even distribution in the mountains and on the coast. All people have to get a quality education. Thirdly, it must be ensured that learning is for

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Prof. Dr. Areif Rachman(thirs from the right)Executive Chairman of the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education and Culture.

Badung provides 1,074 free Wi-Fi access points

MANGUPURA - Badung district government through its Communication and Informatics Agency has 1,074 free Wi-Fi access points at 997 locations. This policy is to support the Smart City development program and Electronic-Based Government System (SPBE) in various regions. Head of the Badung Communication and Informatics Agency, I Wayan Weda Dharmaja, stated the devices are installed for all regional agencies, Mangusada Hospital, sub-district head office, village offices, public health center and auxiliary public health center, hamlet hall, elementary and junior high schools in Badung district, and tourist objects by getting to know the SSID Badungfreewifi. “We do hope the facilities provided by the government can be maintained together, and utilized positively and productively,” said Weda Dharmaja on Wednesday (Mar. 13). With the facilities provided, he hoped that the public can analyze whether the information is correct or fake, so that a smart society can be realized. “With this media literacy, we hope that later on people will be smart and able to distinguish which news are fake, and which ones are correct,” he said.

According to him, the Badung Communication and Informatics Agency has collaborated with the provincial government of Bali to conduct media literacy on understanding fake news. “News must be understood whether they are correct or not, see from the source. The news must be analyzed, whether it functions and has an impact on others,” he said He explained that his agency in Badung is also actively conducting media literacy, so that people understand the beneficial news. “We also disseminate this to each sub-district, schools especially the millennial generation,” he said. General Administrative Assistant to the Regional Secretary of Badung, Cok Raka Darmawan, said that smart city is not enough by only preparing the regulations, IT infrastructure, facilities and competent IT human resources, but must also prepare intelligent community in obtaining and utilizing communication and information media (smart citizen). “Our shared ability to manage this product productively, innovatively and competitively as will become the key to success in facing the challenges of the Industrial Revolution 4.0,” he concluded. (kmb27)

different from the old ones. With the Presidential Instruction No. 9/2016 concerning Revitalization of Vocational High Schools, of course it is expected to improve the quality and competitiveness of Indonesia’s Human Resources (HR).

“In the revitalization, there are four fields to be developed. One of them is tourism. This is done considering tourism is a mainstay of all regions. Vocational schools try to prepare themselves in terms of their human resources,” he concluded. (kmb23)

After one-month trial

Traffic engineering at Nakula intersection to be finalized

MANGUPURA - Regarding the finalization of the traffic determination decision at the Nakula intersection, Legian, the Badung Transportation Agency will conduct an evaluation meeting together with community leaders from Legian and Seminyak on Friday (Mar. 15). This is done considering the implementation of the traffic engineering trial in the area has been running for almost a month. Head of the Badung Transportation Agency, Tofan Priyanto, when confirmed on Wednesday (Mar. 13) stated the finalization is considered possible as dissemination has been done for a month through traffic engineering. He said that so far traffic changes had gone smoothly and had a positive impact. “Surely, two or three people might complain at the beginning,” he concluded. He explained, for the initial scheme of traffic diversion implemented so far, there had been no adjustments except for the traffic of motorbike on Jalan Nakula – Jalan Eka Laweya having been adjusted after the last two weeks. According to him, the evaluation is based on input of people in the field. If the traffic engineering is agreed upon, the decision will be delivered in the form of

an official report on the accuracy of traffic determination. After that, permanent signs are installed which have now been prepared. Tofan said the traffic sign will apply simultaneously with the implementation of ATC traffic. The operation of ATC is waiting for the agreement decision and installation of permanent sign. “Time of the traffic sign will be set, whether it is applied in 2 phases or 3 phases. It depends on the agreement because it is influenced by traffic from related intersection,” he explained. When interviewed separately, Headman of Legian, Made Madia Surya Natha, justified this matter. According to him, the evaluation meeting will be held in the civic center by inviting representatives of the Legian community leaders. Related to this, he admitted that residents of Legian had also conducted a hamlet meeting for providing input related to the traffic engineering evaluation. “Later, it will be summarized by the hamlet chief. They will convey the aspirations of their residents. In general, traffic engineering has already led to better condition but indeed there are some points needing to be evaluated,” he added. (kmb23)

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Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali announces appointment of new Sales Manager – MICE

Jamal Hussain, General Manager of Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Ni Kadek Pitri Jayanti to the role of Sales Manager – MICE. In her new role, Ms. Pitri will support this very important part of the Hotel business in line with the overall goals set for the year.

the future, not just for now. “Most importantly, the learning is for the future, or better known as lifelong learning,” he concluded. Meanwhile, Director of High Vocational School Development, Dr. M. Bakrun, said that currently the vocational schools are very

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Graduating from the Politeknik Negeri Bali and majoring in Hotel Accommodation Management, she started her professional career in 2009 as a Reservation Officer. Since then she has held various key sales positions in recognized hotels and has worked her way up to become a Sales Manager – MICE.

Together with her colleagues, Ms. Pitri will support sales in the MICE section of the Sales Department to achieve the goals set for the year and further establish Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa as a major MICE venue in Bali. The Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa is the pioneer of luxury accommodation within the Nusa Dua area.

This 5-star diamond resort, has been welcoming kings, queens, presidents and other dignitaries since its grand opening. Nestled within beautifully landscaped gardens, the resort, with its 382 guestrooms and suites, features all the elegance of a Balinese palace, while offering modern amenities. The Nusa Dua Spa

is designed to highlight its rich Balinese tradition with a variety of indigenous treatments. Dining at Nusa Dua Hotel & Spa is an epicurean journey with a choice of five restaurants and four bars under the close watch of an award-winning culinary team. For more information, please visit www.nusaduahotel.com.


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Oh baby, baby... Britney Spears hits set for Broadway

NEW YORK - Britney Spears is heading to Broadway, the singer announced Tuesday, in the form of a fairytale jukebox musical with a feminist bent set to the pop star’s hits. “Once Upon a One More Time” begins previews and then a limited run in Chicago from October 29 before setting its sights on New York. “I’m so excited to have a musical with my songs -- especially one that takes place in such a magical world filled with characters that I grew up on, who I love and adore,” Spears, 37, said in a statement. “This is a dream come true for me!” It will fill the slot in Chicago that had been slated to host “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” about Michael Jackson, a musical whose tryout was canceled over “scheduling difficulties” linked to a labor dispute with actors, according to its producers. The cancellation came just prior to an HBO documentary however that detailed pedophilia allegations

against Jackson. Producers say they are hoping to take the musical straight to Broadway in 2020. In the meantime, the Britney show will see a “rogue fairy godmother” enlighten its protagonists on progressive views on the notion of happily ever after. The title of the show references “...Baby One More Time,” the 1998 breakout single for Spears, who went on to become one of the bestselling pop artists in history. A statement explaining the show on Spears’ website invoked Betty Friedan’s manifesto credited with ushering in second-wave feminism in the United States. “Once Upon A Time… Cinderella, Snow White, and the other fairytale princesses gather for their book club, when -- oh, baby baby! –- a rogue fairy godmother drops The Feminine Mystique into their corseted laps, spurring a royal revelation,” it read. “Could there really be more to life than bird-made dresses and true love’s kiss?” (afp)

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In this file photo taken on April 12, 2018, singer Britney Spears attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

This picture taken on March 12, 2019 shows K-pop star Jung Joonyoung (C) surrounded by reporters as he arrives at Incheon international airport in Incheon.

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Clean-cut K-pop embroiled in S. Korean sex scandal

SEOUL - With wholesome looks and increasingly global fanbases, K-pop has sold its stars as the ultimate squeaky clean pin-ups. But a burgeoning sex scandal in the industry shows how pervasive discrimination and abuse are in South Korean society, activists say. In the space of just two days, singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young and BIGBANG boyband member Seungri have announced their retirements from showbusiness. Jung, 30, admitted filming himself having sex and sharing the footage without his partners’ consent, while Seungri -- real name Lee Seung-hyun -- is embroiled in a sex-for-investment criminal investigation. Both were members of the same chatroom where Jung and others shared illicit content of at least 10 women, according to broadcaster SBS. The South has been battling a growing epidemic of so-called “molka”, or spycam videos -- mostly of women, secretly filmed by men. But K-pop stars generally cultivate clean-cut images -- and are actively promoted by the South Korean government as a key cultural export. Many face tremendous pressure

to look and behave perfectly in an industry powered by so-called “fandoms” -- groups of well-organised admirers at home and abroad who spend enormous amounts of time and money to help their favoured stars climb up the charts and attack their perceived rivals. With fortunes at stake they would have more to lose than most by being embroiled in a scandal, even after a wave of #MeToo accusations in the still socially conservative South over the past year. Lee Moon-won, a popular culture critic in Seoul, said the multilingual Seungri -- who has multiple business interests -- was popularly seen as “ideal cultural export”. “Most of his fans would agree that Seungri is an exceptionally hard working star,” Lee told AFP. “On top of his singing career, he somehow mastered Japanese and Chinese, which made him a very useful

member whenever BIGBANG visited those countries. “Learning two foreign languages while being a K-pop star is definitely not an easy thing.” Seungri was interviewed by police at the weekend over accusations he lobbied potential investors by offering them the services of prostitutes at nightclubs in Seoul’s posh Gangnam district. The 29-year-old is also linked to a police investigation into Burning Sun, a nightclub where he was a public relations director, where staff are alleged to have filmed women with hidden cameras and used alcohol and drugs to sexually assault them. Before the scandal, Seungri had been nicknamed the “Great Seungsby” after the protagonist of the Scott Fitzgerald novel the Great Gatsby, for his good looks, his seemingly successful business and the lavish parties he had thrown. (afp)

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Family members mourn the victims at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019.

US grounds Boeing 737 MAX as black boxes flown to France for analysis

The ban on the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft became worldwide after US President Donald Trump joined Canada and other countries in grounding the aircraft, and the black box flight recorders from the doomed plane were flown to France for analysis Thursday. US authorities said that new evidence showed similarities between Sunday’s deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 and a fatal accident in Indonesia in October. The weekend crash killed all 157 people aboard. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that findings from the crash site near Addis Ababa and “newly refined satellite data” warranted “further investigation of the possibility of a shared cause for the two incidents.” An FAA emergency order grounded 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft until further notice.

Trump told reporters at the White House the “safety of the American people and all peoples is our paramount concern.” Mexico late Wednesday suspended MAX 8 and 9 operations, after Canada and Chile also joined the long list of countries to ban the plane from flying in their airspaces. Many airlines have voluntarily taken it out of service. Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia followed suit. FAA acting chief Daniel Elwell said the agency has been “working tirelessly” to find the cause of the accident but faced delays because the black box flight data recorders

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forts “to understand the cause of the accidents in partnership with the investigators, deploy safety enhancements and help ensure this does not happen again,” Muilenburg said in a statement. Ethiopian Airlines said Thursday that the black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed have been flown to Paris for analysis. The accounts of the recent crashes were echoed in concerns registered by US pilots on how the MAX 8 behaves.

- Pilots concerns At least four American pilots made reports following the Lion Air crash, all complaining the aircraft suddenly pitched downward shortly after takeoff, according to documents reviewed

by AFP on the Aviation Safety Reporting System, a voluntary incident database maintained by NASA. In two anonymous reports on flights just after the Lion Air crash, pilots disconnected the autopilot and corrected the plane’s trajectory. One said the flight crew reviewed the incident “at length... but can’t think of any reason the aircraft would pitch nose-down so aggressively.” Continued to page 6 News can also be heard in “Bali Image” at Global Radio FM 96.5 from 9.30 until 10.00 am. Listen to Global Radio FM at http:// globalfmbali.listen2myradio.com or live video streaming at http:// radioglobalfmbali.com and http:// ustream.tv/channel/global-fm-bali.

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