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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

‘Life of Pi’ to open New York Film Festival Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” will open the 50th annual New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Monday that Lee’s adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Yann Martel will premiere at the festival on Sept. 28. Lee, whose “The Ice Storm” opened the festival in 1997, is only the fourth

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filmmaker to twice take the opening night slot. Robert Altman, Pedro Almodovar and Francois Truffaut also share in the distinction. The 3-D film, a fantasy about a boy marooned on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, is due in theaters Nov. 21. The New York Film Festival runs Sept. 28 to Oct. 14. The Film Society earlier announced that Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight” will close the festival. The full slate will be announced later.

This film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Suraj Sharma in a scene from “Life of Pi.” Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” will open the 50th annual New York Film Festival.

Pattinson returns to spotlight on ‘The Daily Show’ Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Robert Pattinson has decided to come back — to the spotlight, that is. The 26-year-old actor has been out of sight since learning last month that his girlfriend and “Twilight” co-star Kristen Stewart had an affair with a married movie director. A tabloid printed photos of the illicit dalliance, breaking the hearts of “Twilight” fans worldwide and prompting Stewart and the director to issue public apologies to their loved ones. But Pattinson couldn’t lay low forever — he has a film to promote. So on Monday, he was in New York for round of media appearances, including a chat with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” and the premiere of “Cosmopolis,” a thriller based on a Don DeLillo novel. On the red carpet, an upbeat Pattison wasn’t asked directly about the cheating scandal — media were limited on the number of questions they could ask — but he talked at one point about the movie’s steamy sex scenes. “I feel a little uncomfortable doing that. But I mean, some of the scenes in this were like complicated acting scenes, like during a sex scene which makes it — it’s a very strange experience,” he said with a smile. Work obligations often force celebrities out of hiding after challenging personal situations, but choosing how and where to make a comeback is often a carefully calculated move. “There’s no one show that’s the right answer for everyone,” said veteran publicist Howard Bragman, now vice chairman of Reputation.com. “The right answer is the one where you think you’re going to get the most respect, the fairest hearing and the best presentation — and potentially where you’ve had the best relationships in the past.” When Pattinson chatted with Stewart in 2010, the comedian invited him to return, saying, “You are making me cooler.” For his appearance Monday on “The Daily Show,” Stewart joked in the show opener that a lot of people might be tuning in for the first time. A graphic went up on the bottom of the screen during a segment on Republican Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential pick, Paul Ryan, welcoming ‘Twilight Fans’ and alerting them that they were watching a show ‘mostly dealing with politics and media.’” Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Actor Robert Pattinson attends the premiere of “Cosmopolis” at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday Aug. 13, 2012 in New York.

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Forests in West Buleleng critical Fires in forest areas of West Buleleng some time ago caused at least 15 hectares of forest in the region to be in critical condition. IBP/Adnyana Ole

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SINGARAJA - Fires in forest areas of West Buleleng some time ago caused at least 15 hectares of forest in the region to be in critical condition. To overcome this problem, a rehabilitation effort must be made. Unluckily, this effort seems unable to be made soon. Since condition of the forest area is rocky, the rehabilitation will be surely costly. Division Head of Forestry, Tatang Priatna, with permission of the Head of Buleleng Forestry and Estate Agency, Komang Gede Yasa, said on Monday (Aug 13) that based on the report copy regarding the forest damage received from the Forest Management Area (KPH) of West Bali, 15 hectares of forest in the area were damaged and its condition grew critical. After the fire, the total damage was 10 hectares located in the area of Melanting Temple and other five hectares located in the west of Pulaki Temple, Banyupoh village, Gerokgak subdistrict.

As a result of the fire, condition of the forest previously classified into critical and rocky forest, now after the fire was getting more critical. “By all means, the condition of forest land will be getting more critical. Before the fire, the forest area was indeed quite rocky,” he said. According to Tatang, rehabilitation after the fire for two times could be done. However, the agency had no authority to restore it alone. The agency along with KPH was just waiting for further instruction from the Bali Forestry Agency. It was carried out because the forest supervision and

management had now been handled by KPH in accordance with the policy of the Bali Government. “We cannot directly program the rehabilitation. Moreover, the authority of supervision and management is now held by KPH. Nevertheless, we will do the rehabilitation against the damage together,” he explained. On the other hand, Tatang said, it was actually difficult to rehabilitate the forest in West Buleleng as condition of the forest was different from forests in other areas. It had no longer soil layer and only consisted of hard rocks. If forced, the rehabilitation would cost too much. Besides, the rehabilitation made would require a special treatment for the plants grown in the forest area. “Such condition has lasted long and it needs special rehabilitation. Of course, it requires a lot of budgets,” he explained. Continued on page 6

Magnitude 7.7 hit Russia Associated Press

MOSCOW — A magnitude 7.7 earthquake that hit waters off Russia’s Pacific island of Sakhalin on Tuesday inflicted no casualties or damage, Russian officials said. The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry’s branch on Sakhalin said the quake was centered in the Sea of Okhotsk about 160 kilometers (100 miles) east of Poronaysk, Russia, at a depth of more than 600 kilometers (373 miles). The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, which struck at 1 p.m. local time Tuesday, had a magnitude of 7.7, while the Russian ministry put it at 6.3. “There have been no victims or damage,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that the quake was felt as magnitude 2 to 3 shocks in towns and villages on Sakhalin. The ministry said that there was no danger of tsunami and that aftershocks were unlikely. Continued on page 6


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After downgraded Homecomers remain to choose Ubung Terminal Denpasar (Bali Post)—

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The tourists are crowded in Sukawati Art Market, Gianyar a few months ago.

Traders of art market scream Lack of visitors, revenue down

Operation of the Mengwi Terminal belonging to type A, in fact, did not have significant impact on the activity at Ubung Terminal. Though status of the terminal has been downgraded, the homecomers still chose this terminal to go home to their village in Java as seen on Monday (Aug 13). Even, compared to last year’s homecoming season on the same day (7 days prior to the Eid), the number of bus departed from this terminal increased. The number of passenger seven days before the Eid last year reached 2,043 people transported by 68 units of bus. Meanwhile, seven days before the Eid of this year, Sunday (Aug 12), the number of passenger departing from Ubung Terminal reached 2,824 people conveyed by 82 units of bus. Besides, the number of bus alerted also increased over the previous year. If six days before the Eid in 2011 was alerted only 66 buses, six days before the Eid this year was increased to 88 buses. Division Head of Transportation, Denpasar Transportation Agency, Hari Edi, said that such amount was in accordance with the operating permit owned by each bus. Related to the inter-provincial city (AKAP) bus still operating at

Ubung, Hari Edi, said he could not forbid them. Moreover, the passenger still chose the terminal for their departure. “It’s about service and it should come first. Why should we neglect the passengers here (Ubung Terminal)?” he said. Against the decrease in the number of passengers, several bus operators (PO) believed such decline was not caused by the existence of Mengwi Terminal. Even, they assessed the existence of Mengwi Terminal was not very influential. “The decline in passenger has already taken place in recent years. It happens because most passengers have had a private vehicle for their homecoming,” said Made Wijaya, Supervisor of PO Jawa Indah. To expedite the homecoming activities, the Denpasar Transportation Agency held an alert muster with the Denpasar Metro Police. It was led in person by Chief of Denpasar Metro Police, Wayan Sunarta. The muster was also attended by the Mayor of Denpasar, I.B. Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra and Chairman of Denpasar House, Wayan Darsa. On that occasion, Sunarta put emphasis on the examination against the completeness of the bus, driver, conductor and papers. (kmb12)

CONDITION of the traders in the Sukawati art market, Gianyar, who have lived for years by selling people’s handicraft products, is now experiencing a drop in sale turnover. Every day, they only rely on the buyers consisting of domestic and foreign tourists. Aside from tight competition, the presence of the art markets and souvenir markets in some areas in Bali, Gianyar in particular, has caused the traders in the art market to scream. Real condition of the Sukawati Art Market today is much different from the previous years before 2004. Though it could recover after the Bali bombings, proliferation of the souvenir markets selling the same products at the same price also made the traders sluggish. It was recognized by one of the painting traders, Ketut Artita, a resident from Delod Pangkung hamlet, Sukawati. Sometimes, this man was unable to sell a single painting for five days. In the matter of fortune, it was indeed different. However, proliferation of similar souvenir markets should be considered in terms of licensing. Allowing the proliferation of

such businesses equally meant to permit a person to live while killing a thousand people. “If their existence is allowed at all, the traders like us will certainly getting squeezed. To protect the trader community today, the firmness of government is required in issuing licenses that should take side to small community,” said Cok Agung Suryawan. At the moment, the Sukawati Art Market as a market managed by government accommodates 829 traders. They consist of 770 stall traders, 22 kiosk traders and 37 night market traders. In general, the current condition is indeed decreasing in income. Aside from being caused by lack of visitors, such condition is also kindled by

the existence of modern souvenir markets selling the same products as sold in the art market. The Head of Sukawati Art Market, Nengah Nama Artawa, said the decline in income of traders reached over 50 percent. The traders that did selling in Sukawati Art Market were charged with daily levy pursuant to Regional Regulation. Each trader was charged at IDR 1,000 per square meter. Such levy could be paid daily, weekly or monthly. Despite the economic condition in the Sukawati Art Market decreased, the traders remained to occupy their stalls and kiosks. They still held to try their fortune by selling goods in the Sukawati Art Market. (kmb16)

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Combining the best of both world, Adhi Jaya Hotel is a destination within a destination- the tropical feel of your bali holidays mood with the seductive allure of cuisine that stands out Located in the heart of Kuta shopping scene, five minutes from the Ngurah Rai Airport, a short walk to the famed Kuta Beach and international night life of kuta area all the elements of a tropical holiday on a an island the world defines in one single world paradise. Adhi Jaya Hotel features 75 guest rooms that accentuate the grand presence of tropical ambience with modern amenities and soft lines to tuck you in and the morning sun soak you up. The Adhi Jaya Hotel is peaceful enclave tucked away in the heart of Kuta, a prime up market area on Bali’s south-western coast, just a five minutes’ drive from the international airport and convenient for all of the main shops, shopping malls, tourist attractions and vibrant nightspot. The property is only a few minutes’ walk from a wide choice of internationally acclaimed restaurants in kuta, together with a varied collection of chic designer boutiques. It also just footsteps away from Waterbom and the sweeping kuta beach, renowned for its world – class surf breaks, panoramic coastline view and legendary sunsets. Easily accessible sporting amenities include a choice of spectacular championship 18 lane bowling center, golf course and tennis courts.

Calendar Event for August 1 through August 31, 2012 1 Aug T umpek Uduh/Pengatag Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih. 2 Aug P urnama Karo Aci-aci Pengenteg Jagat Pura Gelap Besakih Pura Dangkahyangan Pengukur-ukur Pejeng Merajan Gerya Kebon Tabanan Pura Candi Goro Tianyar-Kubu Karangasem Pura Ponjok Batu Tejakula-Buleleng.

8 Aug B uda Wage Warigadean Pura Kepisah Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel Gerih Abiansemal Badung Pura Puncaksari Penarukan Peninjoan Bangli Pura Bangun Sakti Besakih Pura Antegsari Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan Pura Pesimpangan Batur Pande Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan. 10 Aug Sukra Umanis Warigadean. Odalan Ida Ratu Penataran Agung Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Puraus Merajan Salonding Besakih. 12 Aug Redite Pon Julungwangi Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Banjar Singaraja.

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One of the bus which will be used during homecoming in Ubung Terminal

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14 Aug Anggar Kasih Julungwangi Pura Tirtaharum Tegalwangi Bangli Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangguntiti Jakatebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Sangsit Buleleng Pura Dalem Waturenggong Taro Tegalalang Pura Ibu (Pura Kaja) Wanasari Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Tulikup Pura manik Bingin Sidemen 15 Aug Buda Umanis Julungwangi. Pura Penetaran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Banjar Pande Bangli

Pura Puncaksari Pdi Sangeh Abiansemal Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Sanak Sapta Resi Sidan Gianyar Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Jakatebel Merajan Pasek Prateka Batusesa Mr. Jeroan Dauh Cemenggon Cemenggon Pr. Puseh Penegil Darma Kubutambahan Singaraja. 23 Aug W raspati Wage Sungsang Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Tangkas Klungkung Pr. Siang Kangin Tampuagan Tembuku Bangli Odalan Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Petemon Merajan Pasek Gelgel Melinggih Odalan Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Dewa Besakih 29 Aug B uda Keliwon Dunggulan Pura Wakika Kupang, NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang, NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung I Jakarta Timur Pura Mustika Dharma Kompleks Kopassus Cijantung Jakarta Timur. 30 Aug Wraspati Umanis Dunggulan Pura Watukaru Tabanan Pura Lempuyang Luhur Karangasem Pura Kentel Gumi Klungkung Pura Pasek Gaduh Umadesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Penebel Tabanan Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Tiyingan Merajan Pasek Gaduh Umadesa. 31 Aug S ukra Paing Dunggulan Pura Ulun Suwi Jimbaran, Badung Pura Luhur Cemenggon, Sukawati Pura Pasek Ubung Denpasar 31 Aug P urnama Ketiga Pura Gunung Sari Lombok. Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Karangasem Pura Pedarman Arya Telabah Besakih. Pura Bukit Mentik, Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani

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


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Life Style

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Rooftop farms flourish in space-starved Hong Kong

On the rooftop of a tower block above the hustle and bustle of teeming Hong Kong, dedicated growers tend to their organic crops in a vegetable garden. Against a backdrop of skyscrapers and jungle-clad hills, earth-filled boxes are spread out on the roof of the 14-storey building, where a wide variety of produce including cucumbers and potatoes are cultivated. It is one of several such sites that have sprung up in Hong Kong’s concrete jungle, as the appetite for organic produce grows and people seek ways to escape one of the most densely populated places on earth. “I am happier eating what I grow rather than food I buy from supermarkets,” said Melanie Lam, a 28-year-old nurse, who comes to the “City Farm” in the Quarry Bay district of Hong Kong’s main island about twice a week. “Compared to vegetables from the supermarket, vegetables that I plant are sweeter and fresher. It gives me a greater sense of satisfaction.” With most of the southern Chinese territory’s seven million people living in tower blocks and land prices skyhigh, unused roofs are some of the few places in the most heavily populated areas for budding vegetable gardeners.

The money-obsessed city has been late to latch on to rooftop farming, which has been popular in cities such as London and New York for years. While there are no official figures for the number of sites, as no licence is needed to set one up, anecdotal evidence suggests their popularity is growing. “I think urban farming is becoming more popular... we have grown bigger in a short time,” said Osbert Lam, the founder of “City Farm”, which has about 100 regular gardeners two years after opening. There are 400 growing boxes on the 10,000-square-foot (930square-metre) rooftop available to rent for between HK$150-200 ($20-25) a month each. “People who come to the farm are so happy -- It’s like a tranquilliser, it’s a way out,” added Lam.

A baby boy was born by Caesarian section on Monday, the product of a successful smuggling attempt by a Palestinian prisoner who managed to sneak out a sperm sample to his wife. Baby Muhannad was born in a Nablus hospital to Dallal Ziben, a 32-year-old mother-of-two from a village in the northern West Bank, whose husband Ammar is currently serving 32 life sentences in an Israeli prison. Palestinians are not permitted to receive conjugal visits, and although

Speeded up, WagiminDebes sculpture project

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TABANAN - Construction project of Wagimin-Debes statue at the entrance of Pancaka Tirta Memorial Park, Tabanan, has nearly completed. Both bronze-like giant statues were installed properly on Sunday afternoon (Aug 12). The workers just need to complete the statue pedestal. The project begun in mid-July 2012 spends a budget of IDR 435 million. These funds are purely taken from Tabanan Regional Budget 2012. Ahead of the Independence Day, the project work continues to be speeded up.

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Osbert Lam, the owner of City Farm, holds a pumpkin he just harvested at his organic farm on the rooftop of a tower block in Hong Kong. Palestinian mother Dala looks at her new born son as she lays under a photograph of her imprisoned husband Amer al-Zein at the al-Arabi hospital in the northern Palestinian West Bank city of Nablus.

Palestinian inmate has son after sneaking sperm to wife Dallal Ziben has not set eyes on her husband for 15 years, she says she fell pregnant after being artificially inseminated by sperm her 37-yearold husband managed to sneak out of Hadarim prison in central Israel. “Praise be to Allah who has blessed us after a long absence with my husband in prison,” Ziben told AFP shortly before going in for an elective Caesarean. “My husband and I, our two girls and the family have been waiting for this for such a long time,” she said. Ziben, who comes from Meithalun village between Nablus and

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Jenin, already had an 18-month-old daughter called Basha’er when her husband, who belongs to the Islamist Hamas movement, was arrested. At the time, she was also five months pregnant with their second daughter, Bissan. “I am very happy. This is the first genuine happiness in our house for more than 15 years,” smiles Basha’er, now 16. “When my mother told us she was going to get inseminated and give us a baby brother, we couldn’t believe it,” she said. “We have always wanted a brother and now the dream has come true.”

Scent of Sex and Death Attracts Young Female Beetles Hide beetles eat carrion. But the scent of decomposing flesh on its own isn’t enough to attract young, virgin females of this species. The perfume must have another ingredient to get their attention: Male-beetle sex pheromones. Hide beetles, known scientifically as Dermestes maculates, are part of the parade of insects that arrive to feast on a corpse. They also breed and lay their eggs in this graveyard of sorts. Different species have preferences for different states of decomposition. Because corpse-eating insects arrive predictably, forensic scientists can look to them for clues, such as when the corpse in question died. Blow flies are among the first on the scene, for example. Hide beetles arrive later and feed on skin and ligaments, before breeding and leaving their larvae to feed. The researchers led by Christian von Hoermann from Ulm University, Germany, wanted to know what attracted young emerged female beetles to a new corpse. They tested 2- to 3-week-old female beetles’ reactions to scents collected from piglet cadavers at various stages of decay, as well as a pheromone gland extract collected from male hide beetles, synthetic pheromones and a control scent. (Pheromones are chemical signals some organ-

Both statues of 4-meter high are made by a Balinese artist who lives in Yogyakarta, Nyoman Alim Mustofa. Budget allocation for the making of both statues comes to IDR 235 million. The statues are claimed to last up to 100 years as the ones made of materials like bronze. Inauguration of the statues is scheduled to be held ahead of the seconds of the Independence Day celebration. “We take the moment of the Independence Day celebration to inaugurate it,” said the Head of Tabanan Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), Gusti Ngurah Supanji.

According to Ngurah Supanji, the old Wagimin-Debes statue had already been in fragile condition. The building made in 1984 had needed a total renovation. Other than making new statues, the regency government also rearranged the city park supporting the statues. With such arrangement, he hoped the city of Tabanan would look more beautiful. The figure of Wagimin and Gusti Wayan Debes were great heroes of the independence struggle in Tabanan. The old statue received criticism from some veterans because they did not look similar to the original figure. However,

the new statues had been made more similar to the posture of the original figure. (kmb30) Construction project of Wagimin-Debes statue at the entrance of Pancaka Tirta Memorial Park, Tabanan, has nearly completed. Both bronze-like giant statues were installed properly on Sunday afternoon (Aug 12).

Holy water at Tanah Lot for staying young IBP

Tanah Lot tourist attraction is indeed a fantastic destination. In addition to offering a magnificent sunset sensation, it also exudes a positive aura coming from the temples at the surrounding areas. Even, such an aura penetrates into the very bottom of the heart. Well, another uniqueness kindling the tourist admiration is the fresh water springing in the middle of the ocean. “The holy spring amidst the ocean also serves as a main attraction,” said Operations Manager of the Tanah Lot tourist attraction, Toya Adnyana. Indeed, for tourists actively involving in spiritualism, other than being able to pray in Tanah Lot Temple, they could also make their time to wash their hands and even wash their face. Aside from conducted by the Balinese Hindu community, tourists or visitors of different religions also did it. They believed that by enjoying the holy water, their mind would be fresh and clear like the crystal

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Young virgin female hide beetles (Dermestes maculatus) are attracted to cadavers by a combination of cadaver odor and male sex pheromones. isms use to communicate.) Only one combination really caught the female beetles’ attention: The odor of a piglet in an advanced, dry remains stage of decay and the male pheromone. “Although cadaver odor alone is not sufficient to attract 2 to 3 week-old virgin female hide beetles, it is enough to attract newly emerged males,” von Hoermann said in statement. Males appear to arrive at the cadaver first, and their pheromones signal it is a good spot for feeding and breeding. This system maximizes reproductive odds by making sure females only respond when both food and mates are present, the researchers write in a study published today (Aug. 13) the journal Frontiers in Zoology.

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A man wash his face in the holy water at Tanah Lot. They believed that by enjoying the holy water, their mind would be fresh and clear like the crystal clear holy water

clear holy water. “Some people believe if they can wash hand, or even wash their face with the holy water, they will stay young,” he said. Besides, local society also believes if the holy water has a quality to cure various diseases. The holy water itself is also believed to be a blessing of salvation by the communities, including the non-Hindu. Another uniqueness retained by Tanah Lot is the sacred snake inhabiting the cave below the cliff. Tourists loving animal like best this attraction and they even dare to hold the venomous snake. By all means, they should be guided by the snake charmer who specially takes care of the animal. This animal becomes a very nice attraction to be published. No one knows about the exact number of the snakes because they always change every day. Well, one thing should be born in mind is that watching the snakes should not get through the afternoon because before the nightfall those snakes will come out and guard the entrance into the Tanah Lot Temple. “Local people believe that those snakes will be in charge of keeping the sanctity of the temple. At that time, no one will dare to go into the temple, even though they will say prayers,” he explained. (BTN)


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A fashion store burns out

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BEIJING - China on Tuesday promised to help major firms invest in impoverished neighbor North Korea, signaling strong support for the North’s untried young leader just as he is believed to be planning reforms to his country’s broken economy.

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Residents in the area of Jalan Tukad Yeh Aya 21 B, South Denpasar, were shocked by fire incident on Monday (Aug 13). A fashion store owned by Dewa Made Kartawan, 59, burned out and left the ruins only. Allegedly, the fire was caused by exploding water pump. There were no casualties in the incident. However, the store owner suffered a loss of over IDR 400 million.

Vice Commerce Minister Chen Jian, writing in Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily, said priority would be given to two economic zones China and North Korea set up just over a year ago and which would represent a rare major foray by isolated Pyongyang into international commerce. The comments coincide with this week’s trip to China by Jang Song-thaek, the powerful uncle of young dictator Kim Jong-un and seen as likely to be a driving force for reforms. “We will support big Chinese companies who are willing to invest in North Korea to broaden the economic and trade cooperation with North Korea, to push the two sides to upgrade two-way trade and investment structures and study the

cashier named Sari,” said Dewa Made Kartawan. To put out the fire, he said, two units of fire truck belonging to Denpasar Municipality was deployed to the scene. With their alacrity, the firefighters sprayed to the hot spots. Within 15 minutes, they could extinguish the fire and Denpasar Police led by Unit Chief of Criminal Detective, I Wayan Nuriata, directly conducted a crime scene investigation. Even, the store selling clothes was posted with police line. When asked about the cause of fire, Chief Nuriata claimed if his party was unable to make sure. His party was still investigating the case further. “We are still investigating it further. We have secured the water pump,” he explained. (kmb21) The firefighters are trying to put out the fire in a fashion store in Panjer

Regent Candra jazzes up carnival by riding carriage

Semarapura, DenPost—

In jazzing up the celebration of the 67th Independence Day of the RI, Klungkung Regency held a cultural carnival parade by involving school children from kindergarten to senior high/vocational high school in the open stage of Puputan Klungkung Square on Sunday afternoon (Aug 12). All the Klungkung Regency officials attended the carnival such as the Regent of Klungkung, I Wayan Candra, Deputy Regent Tjokorda Gede Agung, Chairman of the Klungkung House AA Anom, as well as the whole range of regional leadership council and regional working units (SKPD) in Klungkung Regency. Interestingly, the cultural carnival parade was begun with the arrival of the regent, deputy regent, chairman of the Klungkung House and regional leadership council by riding carriage from the Regent’s Office to the Puputan Klungkung Square. Such an event was welcome very enthusiastically by most residents. It was visible from the number of people thronging the streets and Puputan Klungkung Square where carnival took place. The carnival was inaugurated with a perfor-

mance by kindergarten students presenting a Poh-Pohan game. Then, it was resumed with the performance of elementary school children featuring customary dance and religious ceremonial attraction such as customary dances, Kecak fragmentary, barong bangkung in gallivanting show up to drum band by elementary school students. Meanwhile, the carnival parade of secondary school students featured sacred dances, baleganjur gamelan music and ended with the performance of fragmentary. Then, high school and vocational school students presented a parade of red-and-white flag, gebogan parade and customary attires parade. The carnival was also accompanied with baleganjur gamelan and fragmentary taking the sequel of Ramayana epic on the abduction of Sita by Ravana. The Regent Candra positively welcomed the carnival involving the school children ranging from kindergarten to senior high/vocational high school. It indicated if the participants had an understanding on the Independence Day of the RI. Nevertheless, Regent Candra hoped the young generation to constantly fight for the independence of the RI as well as continuously learn and avoid the negative association. (119)

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Allegedly kindled by explosion of water pump

Information on the scene last Monday mentioned the fire and smoke began to appear at 3:25 p.m. local time. Store employees directly attempted to put out the fire, but failed because the fire was so big and spread quickly. They were then asking for help to local people. “The fire first appeared from the rear warehouse. It spread quickly around the warehouse and upstairs,” said a witness on the scene last Monday. Indeed, said the witness, the signs of the fire had been known a few minutes earlier. Employees could smell the fire, but it was thought that a neighbor was ironing clothes. However, he just realized when the fire was blazing behind the warehouse. “Probably, the water pump engine behind the warehouse exploded. But, they thought it was a neighbor ironing clothes. It was revealed by a store

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feasibility of cooperation on big projects,” Chen wrote. In a statement issued after a meeting between Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming and Jang, the ministry said the joint economic zones had “entered a substantive development phase”. Their development has “important meaning for further consolidating and developing traditional friendly relations and ... for promoting regional peace and prosperity”, it added. North Korea’s official media said Jang had gone to China to discuss commercial projects between the two countries. The trip is seen as the latest sign that Kim is looking seriously at ways to revive his reclusive country’s decaying economy which has been in decline for years and is

unable even in years of good harvests to feed its 24 million people. North Korea already relies heavily on China to support its economy, dragged down by decades of mismanagement and international sanctions over its weapons programmes. China, for its part, lives in terror of a political or economic collapse in North Korea which could send a wave of refugees into its poor northeast. “Only North Korea’s economic opening up can truly ensure peace and stability on the Korean peninsula,” said Wei Zhijiang, an expert on the two Koreas at Zhongshan University in southern China. “China wants to play an important constructive role in North Korea’s economic opening up and integration into the international community,” he added. Kim’s father, who died last December, flirted with reform but never really let it take root, wary of anything that might undermine his family’s iron grip over the state.

Netanyahu picks new security minister as Iran strike debated

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Tofu and soybean cake needs of Sanglah Hospital resolved Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Price hike of soybean and entering the Eid holiday do not affect the availability of tofu and soybean cake in Sanglah Hospital. Both foodstuffs made from soybean are indeed two of the main dishes usually served to patients hospitalized in Sanglah Hospital. According to Spokesperson of Sanglah Hospital, Kadek Nariyantha, when met on Monday (Aug 13) said the need of tofu and soybean cake in Sanglah Hospital was not the same every day. “It highly depends on the demand of each room. Each patient requires different composition of nutrition and types of food. Therefore, the food depends on the patient’s condition and type of illness,” said Nariyantha. When averaged, the Sanglah Hospital required about 250-500 pieces of tofu

per day. Every piece of tofu weighed 100 gram. Meanwhile the need of soybean cake reached 15 to 40 kg per day. For the availability of foodstuff including the tofu and soybean cake, added Nariyantha, the Sanglah Hospital made cooperation with partner winning the procurement tender of foodstuff supply. By and large, the tender was held by Sanglah Hospital every three months. “So, the raw material needs are met by partner who had won the tender,” he explained. On that account, all foodstuffs were prepared by partner. According to Nariyantha, the Sanglah Hospital so far had no problems in getting the foodstuffs and was not hit by the impact of soybean price hike. “If tendered like that, the foodstuffs are then prepared by partner winning the tender. That’s why, Sanglah Hospital does not feel the rise in soybean price,” he explained. (san)

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R), flanked by his uncle North Korean politician Jang Song-thaek, leaves a military parade to mark the birth anniversary of the North’s late leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, in this February 16, 2012 file photo taken by Kyodo.

A passenger with a Korean flag on his bag sits outside the departures terminal at Heathrow Airport in London on August 13. AFP Photo/Will Oliver

Olympic effect hits British airport traffic in July

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Spanish-owned airports operator BAA said Tuesday that passenger traffic at Britain’s main airports fell last month as many Britons stayed at home in order to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games. BAA, which is part-owned by Spanish transport infrastructure giant Ferrovial, said that it handled 9.6 million passengers in July at the group’s five British airports. That marked a 4.1-percent decline from the same month of 2011, the group revealed in a statement to the London Stock Exchange.

“The drop was more pronounced in the second half of the month and it is likely that the Olympics played a part, with UK passengers staying at home as well as non-Olympic visitors from overseas choosing to defer their journeys,” BAA added. The London Olympics, which began on July 27, drew to a close on Sunday in spectacular closing ceremony featuring The Who, the Spice Girls, George Michael and Brazilian football legend Pele. Britain won 29 golds at the Games -- its best performance since 1908 -- and finished third in the medal table behind only the United States and China.

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose a former security chief on Tuesday as his new civil defense minister amid heightened public debate over a possible strike on Iran. Avraham Dichter, who has served as internal security minister and head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, has said in the past he would prefer Israel not to go it alone in any attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Washington has urged Israel to allow more time for diplomacy to rein in Iran’s nuclear programme, which Tehran says is peaceful. But Israeli officials have said lagging talks by major powers with Iran to reduce its uranium enrichment have given Tehran more time to come closer to developing a nuclear weapon. Israeli commentators described Dichter, 59, as close to both Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak, the two top decision-makers in any future military action against Iran. Dichter was a member of the elite commando unit where they once served. Confirming the appointment, Netanyahu said Dichter “will now have an important assignment to assist in what he has been involved in all his life, contributing to state security.” Dichter will replace former gen-

eral Matan Vilnai, recently named as Israel’s ambassador to China. On his Facebook page, Dichter said he had accepted the cabinet post, making no mention of Iran. In a sign of mounting Israeli concern, Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday that most other threats to Israeli security were “dwarfed” by the prospect of Iran producing an atomic warhead. Israel has been “investing billions in home-front defence,” Netanyahu also said, adding to media speculation his cabinet might be mulling a possible

attack. The Israeli military has this week been testing a text message emergency notification service in about a dozen cities. A television station reported on Sunday that Israel expected to sustain as many as 50,000 missile strikes in the event of any conflict with Iran. In remarks to reporters in February, Dichter said that Israel “is not a superpower” and should “not lead a world offensive against Iran” although it needed to prepare in case the world did not take action.

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Avraham Dichter, former head of the Israeli General security service, speaks during a news conference in Tel Aviv in this December 28, 2005 file photo.


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BUSINESS Google plans 4,000 layoffs at Motorola Agence France-Presse

NEW YORK - Internet giant Google on Monday said it plans to lay off about 4,000 employees at cellphone maker Motorola Mobility, as it seeks to focus on sales of its Android devices. About two-thirds of the layoffs will come from outside the United States, and some 30 of Motorola Mobility’s 90 global facilities will be shut, Google said. The aim of the cuts is to simplify the Motorola line of mobile phones “from feature phones to more innovative and profitable devices.” “These changes are designed to return Motorola’s mobile devices unit to profitability, after it lost

money in 14 of the last 16 quarters,” Google said in a statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm is likely to take a charge on severance payments of up to $275 million, mostly accounted for in the third quarter. However Google warned investors not to expect a firm rebound to profits for several quarters. Google bought the Mobility unit

for $12.5 billion in May, eyeing both its mobile phone line, which uses Google’s Android platform, and some 17,000 valuable patents. About one-fifth of Motorola Mobility’s 20,000 workers face getting pink slips. The cuts will hit operations in Asia and India, focusing research and development on the existing units in Chicago, Sunnyvale and Beijing, the New York Times reported. “While we expect this strategy to create new opportunities and help return Motorola’s mobile devices unit to profitability, we understand how hard these changes will be for the employees concerned,” a com-

pany spokesperson told AFP. “Motorola is committed to helping them through this difficult transition and will be providing generous severance packages, as well as outplacement services to help people find new jobs,” the spokesperson said. Motorola Mobility was created in 2011 when US-based Motorola Inc split the company into a mobile devices unit and a government and public safety division known as Motorola Solutions. Google said it will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business unit that will be a licensee of Android. Sales of Android-based smartphones handily beat out Apple’s

hit iPhone in the first quarter of the year, and Android phones have been selling strongly in international markets as well. But in the tablet market, Apple’s iPad continues to dominate over rivals including Android models. Google sought control of Motorola’s phone line and its patents in the May takeover to boost its competitiveness against Apple in the booming smartphone and tablet market. Motorola Mobility “is a company which was never able to make money but its integration into Google will simplify its structure,” said Gregori Volokhine of Meeschaert New York.

Number of new credit cards issued up 4 pct in 2Q Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Americans are carrying more credit card debt than a year ago, yet the late-payment rate for card holders remains near an 18-year low, an analysis of consumer-credit data shows. The average credit card debt per borrower in the U.S. grew about 6 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, credit reporting agency TransUnion said Tuesday. At the same time, the rate of payments at least 90 days overdue inched higher to 0.63 percent from 0.60 percent in the same period last year, when the rate hit the lowest level in 18 years. Card delinquencies sank to 0.56 percent in the third quarter of 1994, the firm said. The April-to-June figures reflect how consumers have been managing their credit card use since the start of the last recession toward the end of 2007. Many borrowers have taken steps to save money and whittle down their debt. Among homeowners with a mortgage, many have made credit card bills a priority over their home loans and other financial obligations. While late payments hover near lows not seen since the 1990s, cardholders have been racking up more debt. In the second quarter, the average credit card debt per borrower rose 6 percent from a year earlier to $4,971, TransUnion said. That’s still about 13 percent less than $5,719, the average credit card debt per borrower in the second quarter of 2009. The latest figure was essentially flat from the first quarter of this year. Between 2009 and 2011, borrowers pulled back on using credit and made an effort to slash their debt. Average credit card balances also rose on an annual basis in the first three months of the year, as hiring picked up nationally and consumer confidence improved. It’s too early to tell whether credit card debt will continue to climb, however.

In thie July 1, 2012 file photo, the Ford logo is seen on cars for sale at a Ford dealership in Springfield, Ill. Ford is recalling nearly 485,000 Escapes and Mavericks to fix sticking gas pedals that can cause crashes. AP Photo/Seth Perlman

Ford India recalls 130,000 cars Associated Press

MUMBAI — Ford Motor Co.’s Indian subsidiary is recalling nearly 130,000 of its most popular cars. The manufacturing defects date back as far as 2008 and can cause fire and other problems, the company said late Monday. Ford said it would examine 111,000 Ford Figo and Classic models manufactured between January 2008 and December 2010 for a faulty rear twist beam, which can compromise brake performance and make the vehicle inoperable. Ford will also replace a hose in 17,655 Figo and Classic cars produced between September 2010 and February 2011 as a precautionary measure. The company says oil can leak from the hose, resulting in noxious fumes, smoke and in

extreme cases, fire. The company said no injuries have occurred as a result of the defects. Like other global carmakers in India, Ford relies heavily on local suppliers to keep costs down. Toyota, Tata Motors, Honda and Maruti Suzuki have all had to recall cars in India in recent years, though none has been as big as the Ford recall. Ford’s compact Figo, launched in 2010, made the American auto giant a real player in India’s competitive small car market. Ford has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into India, part of the company’s strategy to pursue growth in Asia over the next decade. In March, Ford laid the cornerstone for a new $1 billion dollar factory in the Indian state of Gujarat.

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Wayan, Made, Nyoman and Ketut are Balinese Names “What is in a name”, said William Shakespeare. However, for the Balinese, a name is very important. We believe it can influence the character of the bearer. Therefore, we avoid using names having a bad connotation or denoting a cruel figure in a story. If you learn a Balinese name etymologically, you may encounter that it has a good meaning. Giving a name is no by means careless. When a baby is already 42 days, the parent will choose a certain name, but only one is chosen. Those three names are put near the burning wicks. The name given to

the baby is the one near the wick, which burns the longest. Usually the name chosen has a meaning of hope, for example: the baby should be healthy or having long life. Wayan, Made, Nyoman, Ketut,

Gede or Putu are all Balinese initial names. They denote the numbers of the children. Wayan is derived from Waya (Wayahan or Wayah) meaning old (older). Made (Madya) means middle and sometimes is replaced with Nengah (tengah = middle) so it denotes the second child. Nyoman Anom (new or young) stands for the third baby. Since long time ago, the Balinese have hoped that they would have three

children. However, the dream did not come true. What happens now? Family planning is well accepted. So they do not dream anymore. The fourth child is called Ketut. Ketut ---Tut means to follow or additional baby. The fifth baby is Wayan Balik (back to Wayan) and so forth. Sometimes Wayan is replaced with Gede or Putu. They are connected to the caste system and family relationship. For example,

Gede and Putu are much used by family belonging to Pasek and Sengguhu clan. Both refer to the oldest child. In Singaraja, for instance, Made is variedly pronounced Kade or Kadek, Nyoman – Komang. In the names of royal family, the initial names above are often not mentioned. For example, Anak Agung, Ngurah, Gusti Ngurah, Dewa Ngurah and so on. (BTN/doc)

Traditional Games:

A Hidden Treasure of Children Heritage

Today, children have unlimited choices of games. They have been pampered by modern games, ranging from Turtle Ninja, Kung Fu, war games and many more. These can make them stay for hours in front of television or computer. Yet, behind this ease and enjoyment, they lose some values like creativity and do not know they have traditional games. It is said so because there is a trend where children, both in urban and rural areas, begin to leave their traditional games. Many game options have been available in the form of CD, DVD, Internet and cartoon in television. Just by CD rental or buying the cheapest one and sitting down sweetly, they could enjoy the games they like best. If the games contain competition, they will compete against machine or some times against friends. Without realized, this may result in sight disorder where children should gaze the monitor and finally require thick glasses at earlier age. Advancement is not always bad. However, parents should control them to what extent those games could drive good impact. Before the presence of these modern games, there were many traditional games. They are no less interesting than the modern ones. Many children even find it attractive and make them creative. Art parade of Bali Arts Festival 2009 has shown the treasure of traditional games. This event is just like a kaleidoscope highlighting a variety of traditional games that ever existed within the life of Balinese children. To play one of the games, children should first search for its materials by themselves at backyard or garden. Actually, it is here where the challenge of the games begins. Sometimes, they got injury because they are unable to use a knife properly. It did not matter as intriguing power has superseded it.

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Among the parade, there was a space intended for children world where they displayed some bizarre games like coconut shell clog, walking on stilts, pulling friend by the sheath of areca nut, pulling rope in-group and two-wheeled toy where its stick carried on shoulder. Meanwhile, the heavier one was gallivanting show by barong effigy. To play the coconut shell clog, for instance, they should keep their balance well. Standing on the tips of coconut shell is not easy. Moreover, they have to maintain the harmony of steps with the pulling of rope connected to each coconut shell. When the pull and steps can go harmoniously, the player can walk

faster. Balance is also entailed in walking on stilts or tajog or egrang. This game is even riskier because the position of pedal is higher from the ground. However, when a player can operate these stilts properly it is more challenging and pleasant. The higher the pedal the more challenging it is. Walking on stilts looks like a walking long-legged heron. It would be more interesting when passing through a muddy or kneedeep watery road. These games are often put into competition related to traditional sports. Another game requiring cooperation is pulling the sheath of areca nut. If the bean of areca nut is used by grandfathers or grandmothers

for ingredient of chewing betel, the sheath of it is used by their grandchildren to make ‘a pulling vehicle’. Yellow leaf signifies it has been mature. It is time for children to take it. They just need to leave out the ribs of leaf. The main rib is not cut as it will be used to pull. One child serves as passenger while another as driver who pulls the sheath. This role is exchanged so both can have an opportunity to enjoy the ‘comfort’ of this vehicle game. Children also put an interest in dancing barong gallivanting show. For them, it has been designed a smaller-sized barong. Therefore, before growing adult they have been introduced to art world of adult people.

By performing gallivanting show like this, they will obtain experience and earn money. However, the emphasis here is not on the money, but on the experience and fun. Actually, there are more traditional games that once lived in midst of Balinese community. I hope that Bali Arts Festival have revealed them one by one so young generation can know their traditional heritages. Maybe, having watched or played modern games they could combine with the traditional ones they have. At least, the traditional can become an alternative, as all raw materials have been available at their surroundings. (BTN/punia)


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British couple claim record 190 mn euro lottery jackpot Agence France Presse

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Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi meets with journalists at the Vatican, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.

Pope’s butler, 2nd layman face trial in theft case Associated Press Writer

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican judge on Monday ordered the pope’s butler and a fellow lay employee to stand trial for the alleged pilfering of documents from Pope Benedict XVI’s private apartment, in an embarrassing scandal that exposed power struggles and purported corruption at the Holy See’s highest levels. The indictment accused Paolo Gabriele, a butler arrested at the Vatican in May, of grand theft — a charge that could bring up to six years in jail, although the pope could pardon his once-trusted aide after any conviction. Gabriele was also accused of taking a check for €100,000 (about $125,000) made out to Benedict and donated by a Spanish Catholic university from the papal quarters. Gabriele’s lawyer, Carlo Fusco, told The Associated Press that the check had “by chance” ended up in a pile of the pope’s paperwork Gabriele had accumulated in his apartment. Fusco said his client “had never taken money or any other economic advantage” in his role as butler. While the Vatican had insisted throughout the investigation that Gabriele, a 45-year-old married layman who lives with his family in Vatican City, was the only person under investigation, the indictment also orders trial for Claudio Sciarpelletti, a 48-year-old computer expert in the Secretariat of State office charged with aiding and abetting the butler. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi told reporters that a three-judge panel would try the two defendants together. No date was set for the trial, which will be open to

reporters, but Lombardi said it would start at the very earliest in late September, after the court returns from summer break. The Holy See has been on a defensive footing since documents alleging corruption and exposing power struggles began appearing in the Italian media in January. In May, the book “Sua Santita” (His Holiness) — by Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi — was published containing dozens of documents from the pope’s desk, including letters written to him. Lombardi said Monday that magistrates had not taken on the wider, more serious issue revealed by the leaked documents— alleged corruption within the top ranks of the church. He said Vatican investigators would pursue other culprits, but sidestepped a question on whether a special panel of cardinals Benedict set up to deal with the scandal had made any inroads into the wider question of moral wrongdoing among those higher up. Benedict has reviewed the indictment, he said. Meanwhile, Greg Burke, a U.S. television journalist recently hired by the Vatican as its senior communications adviser, told the AP that the Holy See didn’t expect the ongoing judicial probe to turn up any mastermind. The trial request and indictment basically lay out a script for what

could be Gabriele’s line of defense when he goes before the tribunal — a religiously inspired, misguided, would-be whistleblower. Vatican Prosecutor Nicola Picardi, in seeking trial, quoted Gabriele as telling his interrogators after his arrest that he thought that the role of whistle-blower in the church “belongs to the Holy Spirit, whom I felt in some way had entered into me.” A psychological expert who examined Gabriele during the probe concluded that he was unsuited for the job, which went from dawn to dusk and included serving the pope meals, helping him get dressed, attending morning Mass with Benedict and other assignments. The indictment said the experts had concluded that Gabriele suffered from “a grave psychological unease characterized by restlessness, tension, anger and frustrations.” The indictment quoted Gabriele as telling investigators that he was “motivated by my deep faith and by the desire that in the church light is shed on everything.” Vatican prosecutor Nicola Picardi quoted the butler as telling his interrogators that “seeing evil and corruption everywhere in the Church ... I was sure that a shock, even a media one, would have been healthy to bring the Church back on the right track.”

A British couple have claimed a record 190-million-euro (£149 million, $235 million) prize in the EuroMillions lottery, officials announced on Monday. Britain’s National Lottery said the couple were from Suffolk in southeast England. They are expected to reveal their identities on Tuesday and set out their plans for the future. Their jackpot beats that won by Scottish couple Colin and Chris Weir, who became Europe’s biggest ever lottery winners in July last year when they scooped 185 million euros. But the current euro conversion rate means the prize is worth less in pounds than the £161 million won by the Weirs. “A couple from Haverhill, Suffolk, have won the UK’s second biggest ever lottery prize,” a National Lottery spokesman said. “They were the only (jackpot) winners in Friday’s EuroMillions draw and have banked an amazing £148,656,000.” The couple had a one in 116,531,800 chance of holding the lucky numbers. Across Europe, 14 tickets selected six correct numbers, and will win more than 2,641,000 euros each. The EuroMillions lottery, launched in 2004, is now played by nine countries across western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. Five of the top ten jackpots in the history of EuroMillions have been British. More British players tend to take part when the jackpot is particularly large.

Moderate 5.4 quake hits Pakistan

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A moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck the far northern region of Pakistan early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake’s epicentre, at a depth of 35 kilometres (21.7 miles), was recorded some 119 kilometres from Mingaora in the northern Swat District and 130 kilometres from Gilgit in Kashmir. The quake struck near the border between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and India’s Jammu and Kashmir state around 1:30 am local time (2030 GMT on Monday). Pakistan was hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on October 8, 2005 that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless, mainly in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Magnitude... From page 1 In Japan, the Meteorological Agency also reported that there was no risk of a tsunami from the quake. Its readings showed the quake was mildly felt on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and in the northeastern section of Honshu, Japan’s main island.

Forests... From page 1 As reported previously, the forest fire incident occurred in West Buleleng. The first incident occurred in the forests near Melanting Temple. It burned out the area of 10 hectares. Similar incident also occurred in the forest area about 200 meters to the west of Pulaki Temple, Banyupoh village, Gerokgak subdistrict. As a result of the incident, five hectares of forest burned out and only left the debris. (kmb)

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INDONESIA Indonesia arrests ‘150 Australia-bound migrants’ Agence France-Presse

BOGOR - Indonesian police on Monday arrested 150 Afghan and Pakistani nationals who planned to take a dangerous boat trip to Australia, a police chief said. Chief of criminal investigations Sonson Sudarsono said that 148 men and two women were nabbed in a housing complex in Babakan Madang, Bogor district, some 60 kilometres (37 miles) south of the capital Jakarta. “They arrived in the housing complex on Sunday evening. They intended to stay there for a while before travelling by boat to Australia,” he told AFP, adding that police had received a tip-off from local residents before the arrests. He added that preliminary police investigations suggested that those held had planned to take a boat from Pelabuhan Ratu beach in a neighbouring district. Australia is struggling to deal with a steady influx of asylum

seekers arriving by boat, with many using Indonesia as a transit hub, boarding leaky wooden vessels there after fleeing countries such as Afghanistan and Iran. The latest boat, carrying 60 asylum seekers, arrived on Australia’s remote Christmas Island on Sunday, the third to land in two days. Some 300 asylum seekers have died en route to Australia in the last seven months. Indonesian police on Monday arrested 150 Afghan and Pakistani nationals who planned to take a dangerous boat trip to Australia, a police chief said.

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Government upbeat about achieving 7.1 pct target for industrial growth Antara

JAKARTA - Industry Minister MS Hidayat said he feels optimistic about the industrial sector achieving a 7.1 percent growth rate and expects the machinery and transportation equipment industry to be the biggest contributor to this expansion. “After experiencing a slow growth rate in the 2005 to 2009 period, the manufacturing industrial sector has rebounded significantly. In 2011, the non-oil and gas processing industrial sector grew by 6.83 percent, which was higher than the national average of 6.46 percent. 2011’s growth rate was the highest the sector has seen in the past five years,” Hidayat said on Monday. The industrial sub-sectors of transportation equipment and machinery experienced the biggest growth, he added. “The transportation equipment and machinery industries rose by 8.98 percent, the food, beverage and tobacco industries were up 7.03 percent and the cement and

non-metal quarrying goods industry jumped 6.92 percent,” Hidayat added. The first semester of 2012 saw the non-oil and non-gas processing industry grow by 6.09 percent, which was lower than the 6.35 percent growth this sector experienced in 2011. This can be attributed to the global economic crisis, which has impacted Indonesia’s trade performance, particularly in export destination countries such as the United States, Europe, Japan and other ASEAN countries. Hidayat said he expects the Indonesian economy to realize its full potential and maintain industrial growth following an improvement in the economic prospects of United States and Japan in 2012. Indonesian growth will also be fueled by the huge domestic market, which is made up of its 134 million-strong middle class population, he added. “The government is also encouraging textile machine producers to restructure as about 500 factories

need new machines. The restructuring program, which began in 2007, will also boost domestic industrial growth,” the minister said. Indonesia will also collaborate with South Korea to improve its textile industry, and for this purpose the Indonesian Ministry of Trade has tied up with the South Korea International Cooperation Agency. “We need a total budget of US $1.6 million to implement this technical cooperation plan,” Sungho Choi, the resident representative of the South Korea International Cooperation Agency said during the signing of the cooperation agreement at Hidayat`s office in Jakarta earlier this month. Choi added that the Korean agency will allocate US $1.5 million to finance the purchase of tools for laboratory tests, expert assistance and training, while the Indonesian government will provide Rp950 million to support other parts of the program, which is expected to conclude by 2014.

Meanwhile, Aryanto Sagala, the Industry Ministry’s Industry Climate and Quality Policy Board chief said Indonesia has chosen to tie up with South Korea because of the latter’s

reputation as one of the best textile producers in the world. He expressed hope that the tie up will enhance the global competitiveness of Indonesian textiles.

Yudhoyono calls on elites to build good political tradition Antara

JAKARTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on political elites here on Monday to develop a good political tradition with regard to preventing political disturbance. “Let us build a good tradition and culture,” he said in his speech at a fast breaking gathering with independence pioneers, veterans, retired army members, retirees, widows of national heroes and the `45 Generation members at the State Palace. President Yudhoyono said at the current era of transpar-

ency bad political traditions and culture often emerged such as cursing and name calling beyond appropriateness. He said the elites must be able to become a role model by setting good examples, adding the Indonesian nation must jointly build a good and civil political culture. He said every generation has given an outstanding service to the development of the nation and therefore the present generation must give high respect to the previous generations from independence fighters to those under the governments that followed.


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Waterfall at Tamblang Village, Kubutambahan Subdistrict has been visited by many tourists.

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Tamblang Village in Kubutambahan Subdistrict is one of the villages which are quite developed in terms of economy in Buleleng. Such economic progress is indicated by four major banks opening a unit office at the village and coupled with a cooperative unit with a substantial turnover. One of the sectors growing significantly and giving contribution to the economic advancement of the village is home industry sector. Local people independently work on home industry activities, such as producing taffy cake, peas and others. To further enhance the rural economy, local residents are now also building community-based nature tourism by relying on the natural beauty such as waterfalls and the curve of the hills. Headman of Tamblang, Nengah Sudarsana, said the potential of home industry at his village had even gone national. For example, taffy cake and various fresh snacks had penetrated domestic market in Bali and Java. Another product that managed to uplift the name of the village spreading across 728 hectares was the production of peas. It even had three factories outside Tamblang, namely in Denpasar, Bandung (West Java) and Jakar-

ta. “Tamblang as a trading center in Kubutambahan subdistrict has been able to arouse the public interest in entrepreneurship in accordance with its flagship product,” said Sudarsana. Having been success with the potential of home industry, the Headman Nengah Sudarsana then glanced to develop tourism, especially waterfall attraction located at Kelampuak hamlet, namely the Carat Waterfall. At location of the Carat Waterfall sits two waterfalls of large and small size. The larger (higher) waterfall is under the smaller one. The waterfall itself has a height of about 60 meters. Meanwhile, the higher waterfall is about 100 meters high and surrounded by high and steep cliff. Therefore, many visitors can only see the higher waterfall from a distance because it is difficult to reach. According to Headman Sudarsana, many investors had come to develop the waterfall attraction. This Carat Waterfall can be an alternative tourism in North Bali when supported by the establishment of supporting facilities that are now becoming the main problem for the tourism development. If the object is developed and equipped with adequate infrastructure it will surely become a source of regionally generated revenue (PAD) from the tourism sector.

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Petra Kvitova, from the Czech Republic, kisses the trophy after defeating Li Na, from China, in the final match at the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Montreal.

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MONTREAL -- Winning the women’s Rogers Cup was a breakthrough for Petra Kvitova. Not only was it the 22-year-old Czech’s first WTA Tour victory of the year, it was also the first of her eight career titles that was won in North America. ‘’I hope it will continue,’’ said Kvitova, who said this week she has had trouble winning in North America because the high humidity affects her asthma. ‘’North America is always tough for me and I’m so glad how I played here this week.’’ Kvitova defeated China’s Li Na 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 in a 2-hour, 17-minute final on Monday night. The tournament is also at the start of the hardcourt season leading into the U.S. Open at the end of the month. ‘’It’s great,’’ said Kvitova, who won six titles last year, including Wimbledon. ‘’I finally won a title this year. It was a good final, a good fight from both sides.’’ The win avenged a loss to Li at Sydney this year and evened their all-time matchup at two victories. ‘’It was a tough match, this was a tennis war,’’ Li said. ‘’Both players played good. ‘’She’s very tough. She

plays the ball so deep. I felt I was always on defense. The last two matches I felt I could be aggressive on the court, but this one I felt I was 70 percent of the time on defense.’’ The match pitted two Grand Slam champions from 2011, as Li took the French Open. Li is 0-3 in tournament finals this year. Kvitova, seeded fifth, struggled at the start, hitting several balls long. She fell behind 3-1 before she found the range with her forehand and charged back to take the lead. Even then, she needed to save three break points to take a 6-5 lead, then won the set on her fifth break point against the 10thseeded Li. Li took the first 16 points of

the second set to grab a 4-0 lead before Kvitova finally held serve. But Kvitova got her game back for the third, hammering shots deep in the hard court that Li could not return. Li didn’t help herself by hitting two easy smashes into the net. Her serve was broken at 3-2 when she doubled faulted, then had a return fly wide off the rim of her racket. ‘’Between the second and third sets when I was in the locker room changing my clothes, I knew I had to attack the balls and play much faster than in the second set, and have a better first serve percentage,’’ said Kvitova, who punctuated the win with an ace on match point. Kvitova reached the final with a three-set victory over seventhseeded Caroline Wozniacki. Li had a tougher route, getting past Eugenie Bouchard, eighthseeded Sara Errani and secondseeded Agnieszka Radwanska just to reach the semifinals. There she roared back from a 5-1 third-set deficit to defeat Lucie Safarova.

New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams said on Tuesday she was delighted to win Olympic gold after her rival was disqualified but felt cheated by not receiving the medal in front of the London crowds. Adams, the 2008 Olympic and three-time world champion, had resigned herself to the relative disappointment of silver before Olympic officials announced her Belarussian arch-rival Nadezhda Ostapchuk had been disqualified for doping. Adams, 27, said she was speechless when New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) chef de mission Dave Currie told her that Ostapchuk had been stripped of the gold and she was now the Olympic shot put champion. “I asked Dave if the news was for real, and then just burst into tears,” she said in a statement on the NZOC website. “I was overwhelmed that I’d won gold.” Adams said she was pleased that anti-doping systems at the London Games had worked, but felt Ostapchuk had denied her a moment that few athletes ever get to experience. “She got the glory of the 80,000 people in the stadium

when she received the gold medal when in actual fact she shouldn’t have been the one to receive it,” Adams told commercial radio. Details of when Adams will receive her gold have not been finalised, but the shot putter said she wanted the ceremony to include the New Zealand anthem playing and the national flag flying high. “I think that’s important because I’m a very, very proud New Zealander and that was a moment that she robbed me of,” said the athlete, who is still in Europe training. Adams had no sympathy for Ostapchuk, who has said she will appeal the International Olympic Committee’s decision to strip her of the title. “I say good riddance,” Adams told TVNZ, adding: “I don’t want to waste any more of my energy or breath on her.” The gold medal caps an emotional roller-coaster for Adams, whose preparations were thrown into disarray when NZOC officials accidentally left her off the start list of competitors in her event. Unbeaten for almost two years going into the Games, she had a best throw of 20.70m in London, while Ostapchuk, who tested positive for the banned anabolic agent metenolone, threw 21.36m.

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Lorenzo boosts by Valentino Rossi’s return to Yamaha

The pair rode alongside each other from 2008 to 2010, with Lorenzo besting the Italian and clinching the MotoGP championship in what was Rossi’s final year before his move to Ducati. The Italian has not won since however, and currently lies eighth in the championship.

Lorenzo, in comparison, won three times last year and already has five victories to his name - as well as a 23-point advantage in the championship. “It’s a big motivation to have him back because I always like to have the best riders in my garage,” Lorenzo told the BBC. “Valentino is one of them. I

assume trying to beat me will be a big motivation for him. “It’s [also] good news for Yamaha because we achieved a lot of good results together. That’s the most important thing.” Lorenzo added that the Italian should not be written off as a result of his two fruitless seasons with

Ducati, saying: “Someone who has talent normally keeps it and doesn’t lose it like this in two years. “He is still young enough. He is 33, he has won a lot of races. With the Yamaha a better bike this year, it will be easier for him. “It’s true that us younger riders are getting stronger, more experi-

enced and more consistent, but we have to remember that Valentino has won a lot of races. “I think our relationship has got better, though maybe it’s got better because we were in different teams. We are both winning riders and neither wants to lose. We have to respect that and keep it in mind.”


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MOSCOW - Former Romania and Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu has quit as coach of Russian Premier League club Kuban Krasnodar, he said on Tuesday. “I’ve been here three years and I’ve done everything possible, the best I could,” the 44year-old was quoted as saying by the club’s website (www.fckuban.ru). Kuban’s wealthy owner Oleg Mkrtychan said he was taken by surprise at Petrescu’s resignation. “Right after our win over (city rivals) Krasnodar (last Friday), Petrescu came to me and said he wanted to leave. I had never expected to hear him say this,” said Mkrtychan. “I’m very sad to lose Petrescu but we must respect his decision because he has done great things for this club.” The 2-1 victory in the Krasnodar derby lifted Kuban

SAO PAULO - Adidas has announced the short list of potential names for the 2014 World Cup ball and are asking fans to vote for their preferred candidate of quintessential Brazilian choices. The three names are Portuguese words and all are feminine, conforming to the Brazilian stereotype of the ball as a woman, to be caressed and cared for. One of the finalists is Carnavalesca, a word describing someone who plans or participates in the country’s raucous carnival celebrations. Another is Bossa Nova, a reference to the famous samba-jazz music genre popularised in Rio de Janeiro in the late 1950s and 1960s. Finally Brazuca, which is a playful

slang word for native Brazilians that Adidas said summed up the country’s irreverence. The sporting goods firm, a World Cup sponsor, is giving fans the chance to vote for one of the options on its Brazilian Web page at www.adidas. com.br/nome-da-bola-2014. The concept of naming the World Cup ball began in Mexico in 1970 with the Telstar. Among the more memorable balls in the years since were the Tango in Argentina in 1978, the Azteca in Mexico in 1986 and the Jabulani in South Africa in 2010. Romario, the 1994 World Cup winner turned Congressman who has previously criticised Brazil’s preparations, expressed surprise at the absence of Gorduchinha, a word that means little chubby. Adidas said voting closes on Sept. 2.

LISBON - Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho said that he should be labelled the “Only One” instead of the ‘Special One’, after becoming the only coach to win the top three leagues in European football. channel SIC. Mourinho, 49, was nicknamed the ‘Special One’ by the English press after referring to himself as just that, during a news conference following his arrival at Chelsea from Porto in 2004. In an interview televised on Monday he explained that, as his career has progressed, he has become less selfish and less focused on his individual goals.

“Things have been going well for me, thank God. I am focused on others much more these days. The pleasure of winning with Inter Milan was seeing a club which had not won for 50 years winning again. “That is what entices me more and more, instead of pursuing individual goals.” Real Madrid kick off their 2012-13 campaign against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on August 23.

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to eighth place in the table with six points from four games. Petrescu was named Kuban coach in December 2009 and the following season the side from the Black Sea region won a promotion to Russia’s top flight. He extended his contract until 2015 in November after guiding the club to the top half of the league table. The new contract included improved terms for Petrescu after he was hailed as “our best player” by the club’s bosses. “I can be proud of all the things we have done here but now I need a new challenge,” the Romanian said. In an interview with Reuters last year, Petrescu said he hoped to return to Chelsea in the future. “I’ll never forget the time I spent at Stamford Bridge so my dream is to return there as coach or manager one day,” he said then.

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Mourinho has won titles in Spain (once, with Real Madrid), Italy (twice, with Inter Milan) and England (twice, with Chelsea), as well as in his native Portugal (twice, with Porto). “Like me or not, I am the only one who won the world’s three most important leagues. So, maybe instead of the ‘Special One’, people should start calling me the ‘Only One’,” Mourinho said in an interview with Portuguese television

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Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is retiring from international football after winning a record 125 caps for his country, he said on Monday. “After a lot of thought and consideration, I have made the most difficult decision to retire from international football,” the Aston Villa player said on his personal Twitter account. “It’s been a great honour and privilege to play and on occasion captain the team,” added the 36year-old. “I wish to thank all the players, managers, staff and most importantly the most wonderful fans in the world.” The Football Association of Ireland confirmed Given’s decision on its website (fai.ie), explaining that Given had informed Irish coach Giovanni Trapattoni of his decision. The Italian paid tribute to the former Newcastle United and Manchester City player’s 16-year international career. “I understand the difficult decision that Shay had to make, and appreciate all of his efforts during his international career,” Trapattoni said. “He is a strong player, with a great character and his love

of playing for his country always shone through. “It has been a pleasure to work with him during my time with the team. I wish him the very best in his future.” Given made his international debut under coach Mick McCarthy in 1996 against Russia and quickly established himself as Ireland’s first-choice keeper. He played in all his country’s games at the 2002 World Cup, when Ireland progressed from a tough group before losing to Spain in the first knockout round. Given’s other major tournament appearance was at the 2012 European Championship, part of an Irish side that lost all three group games. Trapattoni, keen to try out younger players as he looks towards the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, did not pick Given for this week’s friendly against Serbia. According to the website, Given has informed the FAI that he would “happily return to assist with goalkeeping duties” should there ever be any squad emergency. Sunderland’s Keiren Westwood, who has 10 international appearances to his name, is widely expected to be Given’s successor as the Irish number one.

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Giancarlo González, front left, of Valerenga and Shinji Kagawa, centre, of Manchester United in action during the training match between Valerenga and Manchester United at Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo, Norway, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.

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TOKYO - Japan forward Shinji Kagawa believes his pre-season move to Manchester United will make him a better player as he was mobbed on arrival for Wednesday’s friendly against Venezuela. ‘Kagawa fever’ hit the northern city of Sapporo as the 23-year-old swept through the airport lobby, fans and television cameras jostling to get near the Japan playmaker. Asian champions Japan face Ven-

ezuela as part of their preparations for the Sept. 11 World Cup qualifier against Iraq with tickets for the game at Sapporo Dome already sold out. Kagawa’s every move has been documented by the Japanese media since his 17 million euro ($21.01 million) transfer from Borussia Dortmund to United in June. “The level is very high (at United),” Kagawa, who has impressed during the side’s preseason games, told Tuesday’s Nikkan Sports newspaper. “You’re playing everyday in

an environment which spurs you on,” said Kagawa, who has quickly formed a good understanding with England striker Wayne Rooney. “I’m enjoying life off the pitch too,” he added. “Physically I have no problems and I’m looking forward to putting in a good performance for Japan.” Japan overpowered Oman 3-0 and Jordan 6-0 at home before being held 1-1 in Australia in June in their first three games in the final round of Asian 2014 World Cup qualifiers.


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MOSCOW - Former Romania and Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu has quit as coach of Russian Premier League club Kuban Krasnodar, he said on Tuesday. “I’ve been here three years and I’ve done everything possible, the best I could,” the 44year-old was quoted as saying by the club’s website (www.fckuban.ru). Kuban’s wealthy owner Oleg Mkrtychan said he was taken by surprise at Petrescu’s resignation. “Right after our win over (city rivals) Krasnodar (last Friday), Petrescu came to me and said he wanted to leave. I had never expected to hear him say this,” said Mkrtychan. “I’m very sad to lose Petrescu but we must respect his decision because he has done great things for this club.” The 2-1 victory in the Krasnodar derby lifted Kuban

SAO PAULO - Adidas has announced the short list of potential names for the 2014 World Cup ball and are asking fans to vote for their preferred candidate of quintessential Brazilian choices. The three names are Portuguese words and all are feminine, conforming to the Brazilian stereotype of the ball as a woman, to be caressed and cared for. One of the finalists is Carnavalesca, a word describing someone who plans or participates in the country’s raucous carnival celebrations. Another is Bossa Nova, a reference to the famous samba-jazz music genre popularised in Rio de Janeiro in the late 1950s and 1960s. Finally Brazuca, which is a playful

slang word for native Brazilians that Adidas said summed up the country’s irreverence. The sporting goods firm, a World Cup sponsor, is giving fans the chance to vote for one of the options on its Brazilian Web page at www.adidas. com.br/nome-da-bola-2014. The concept of naming the World Cup ball began in Mexico in 1970 with the Telstar. Among the more memorable balls in the years since were the Tango in Argentina in 1978, the Azteca in Mexico in 1986 and the Jabulani in South Africa in 2010. Romario, the 1994 World Cup winner turned Congressman who has previously criticised Brazil’s preparations, expressed surprise at the absence of Gorduchinha, a word that means little chubby. Adidas said voting closes on Sept. 2.

LISBON - Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho said that he should be labelled the “Only One” instead of the ‘Special One’, after becoming the only coach to win the top three leagues in European football. channel SIC. Mourinho, 49, was nicknamed the ‘Special One’ by the English press after referring to himself as just that, during a news conference following his arrival at Chelsea from Porto in 2004. In an interview televised on Monday he explained that, as his career has progressed, he has become less selfish and less focused on his individual goals.

“Things have been going well for me, thank God. I am focused on others much more these days. The pleasure of winning with Inter Milan was seeing a club which had not won for 50 years winning again. “That is what entices me more and more, instead of pursuing individual goals.” Real Madrid kick off their 2012-13 campaign against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on August 23.

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to eighth place in the table with six points from four games. Petrescu was named Kuban coach in December 2009 and the following season the side from the Black Sea region won a promotion to Russia’s top flight. He extended his contract until 2015 in November after guiding the club to the top half of the league table. The new contract included improved terms for Petrescu after he was hailed as “our best player” by the club’s bosses. “I can be proud of all the things we have done here but now I need a new challenge,��� the Romanian said. In an interview with Reuters last year, Petrescu said he hoped to return to Chelsea in the future. “I’ll never forget the time I spent at Stamford Bridge so my dream is to return there as coach or manager one day,” he said then.

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Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is retiring from international football after winning a record 125 caps for his country, he said on Monday. “After a lot of thought and consideration, I have made the most difficult decision to retire from international football,” the Aston Villa player said on his personal Twitter account. “It’s been a great honour and privilege to play and on occasion captain the team,” added the 36year-old. “I wish to thank all the players, managers, staff and most importantly the most wonderful fans in the world.” The Football Association of Ireland confirmed Given’s decision on its website (fai.ie), explaining that Given had informed Irish coach Giovanni Trapattoni of his decision. The Italian paid tribute to the former Newcastle United and Manchester City player’s 16-year international career. “I understand the difficult decision that Shay had to make, and appreciate all of his efforts during his international career,” Trapattoni said. “He is a strong player, with a great character and his love

of playing for his country always shone through. “It has been a pleasure to work with him during my time with the team. I wish him the very best in his future.” Given made his international debut under coach Mick McCarthy in 1996 against Russia and quickly established himself as Ireland’s first-choice keeper. He played in all his country’s games at the 2002 World Cup, when Ireland progressed from a tough group before losing to Spain in the first knockout round. Given’s other major tournament appearance was at the 2012 European Championship, part of an Irish side that lost all three group games. Trapattoni, keen to try out younger players as he looks towards the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, did not pick Given for this week’s friendly against Serbia. According to the website, Given has informed the FAI that he would “happily return to assist with goalkeeping duties” should there ever be any squad emergency. Sunderland’s Keiren Westwood, who has 10 international appearances to his name, is widely expected to be Given’s successor as the Irish number one.

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Giancarlo González, front left, of Valerenga and Shinji Kagawa, centre, of Manchester United in action during the training match between Valerenga and Manchester United at Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo, Norway, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.

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TOKYO - Japan forward Shinji Kagawa believes his pre-season move to Manchester United will make him a better player as he was mobbed on arrival for Wednesday’s friendly against Venezuela. ‘Kagawa fever’ hit the northern city of Sapporo as the 23-year-old swept through the airport lobby, fans and television cameras jostling to get near the Japan playmaker. Asian champions Japan face Ven-

ezuela as part of their preparations for the Sept. 11 World Cup qualifier against Iraq with tickets for the game at Sapporo Dome already sold out. Kagawa’s every move has been documented by the Japanese media since his 17 million euro ($21.01 million) transfer from Borussia Dortmund to United in June. “The level is very high (at United),” Kagawa, who has impressed during the side’s preseason games, told Tuesday’s Nikkan Sports newspaper. “You’re playing everyday in

an environment which spurs you on,” said Kagawa, who has quickly formed a good understanding with England striker Wayne Rooney. “I’m enjoying life off the pitch too,” he added. “Physically I have no problems and I’m looking forward to putting in a good performance for Japan.” Japan overpowered Oman 3-0 and Jordan 6-0 at home before being held 1-1 in Australia in June in their first three games in the final round of Asian 2014 World Cup qualifiers.


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Tamblang Village in Kubutambahan Subdistrict is one of the villages which are quite developed in terms of economy in Buleleng. Such economic progress is indicated by four major banks opening a unit office at the village and coupled with a cooperative unit with a substantial turnover. One of the sectors growing significantly and giving contribution to the economic advancement of the village is home industry sector. Local people independently work on home industry activities, such as producing taffy cake, peas and others. To further enhance the rural economy, local residents are now also building community-based nature tourism by relying on the natural beauty such as waterfalls and the curve of the hills. Headman of Tamblang, Nengah Sudarsana, said the potential of home industry at his village had even gone national. For example, taffy cake and various fresh snacks had penetrated domestic market in Bali and Java. Another product that managed to uplift the name of the village spreading across 728 hectares was the production of peas. It even had three factories outside Tamblang, namely in Denpasar, Bandung (West Java) and Jakar-

ta. “Tamblang as a trading center in Kubutambahan subdistrict has been able to arouse the public interest in entrepreneurship in accordance with its flagship product,” said Sudarsana. Having been success with the potential of home industry, the Headman Nengah Sudarsana then glanced to develop tourism, especially waterfall attraction located at Kelampuak hamlet, namely the Carat Waterfall. At location of the Carat Waterfall sits two waterfalls of large and small size. The larger (higher) waterfall is under the smaller one. The waterfall itself has a height of about 60 meters. Meanwhile, the higher waterfall is about 100 meters high and surrounded by high and steep cliff. Therefore, many visitors can only see the higher waterfall from a distance because it is difficult to reach. According to Headman Sudarsana, many investors had come to develop the waterfall attraction. This Carat Waterfall can be an alternative tourism in North Bali when supported by the establishment of supporting facilities that are now becoming the main problem for the tourism development. If the object is developed and equipped with adequate infrastructure it will surely become a source of regionally generated revenue (PAD) from the tourism sector.

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Petra Kvitova, from the Czech Republic, kisses the trophy after defeating Li Na, from China, in the final match at the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Montreal.

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MONTREAL -- Winning the women’s Rogers Cup was a breakthrough for Petra Kvitova. Not only was it the 22-year-old Czech’s first WTA Tour victory of the year, it was also the first of her eight career titles that was won in North America. ‘’I hope it will continue,’’ said Kvitova, who said this week she has had trouble winning in North America because the high humidity affects her asthma. ‘’North America is always tough for me and I’m so glad how I played here this week.’’ Kvitova defeated China’s Li Na 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 in a 2-hour, 17-minute final on Monday night. The tournament is also at the start of the hardcourt season leading into the U.S. Open at the end of the month. ‘’It’s great,’’ said Kvitova, who won six titles last year, including Wimbledon. ‘’I finally won a title this year. It was a good final, a good fight from both sides.’’ The win avenged a loss to Li at Sydney this year and evened their all-time matchup at two victories. ‘’It was a tough match, this was a tennis war,’’ Li said. ‘’Both players played good. ‘’She’s very tough. She

plays the ball so deep. I felt I was always on defense. The last two matches I felt I could be aggressive on the court, but this one I felt I was 70 percent of the time on defense.’’ The match pitted two Grand Slam champions from 2011, as Li took the French Open. Li is 0-3 in tournament finals this year. Kvitova, seeded fifth, struggled at the start, hitting several balls long. She fell behind 3-1 before she found the range with her forehand and charged back to take the lead. Even then, she needed to save three break points to take a 6-5 lead, then won the set on her fifth break point against the 10thseeded Li. Li took the first 16 points of

the second set to grab a 4-0 lead before Kvitova finally held serve. But Kvitova got her game back for the third, hammering shots deep in the hard court that Li could not return. Li didn’t help herself by hitting two easy smashes into the net. Her serve was broken at 3-2 when she doubled faulted, then had a return fly wide off the rim of her racket. ‘’Between the second and third sets when I was in the locker room changing my clothes, I knew I had to attack the balls and play much faster than in the second set, and have a better first serve percentage,’’ said Kvitova, who punctuated the win with an ace on match point. Kvitova reached the final with a three-set victory over seventhseeded Caroline Wozniacki. Li had a tougher route, getting past Eugenie Bouchard, eighthseeded Sara Errani and secondseeded Agnieszka Radwanska just to reach the semifinals. There she roared back from a 5-1 third-set deficit to defeat Lucie Safarova.

New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams said on Tuesday she was delighted to win Olympic gold after her rival was disqualified but felt cheated by not receiving the medal in front of the London crowds. Adams, the 2008 Olympic and three-time world champion, had resigned herself to the relative disappointment of silver before Olympic officials announced her Belarussian arch-rival Nadezhda Ostapchuk had been disqualified for doping. Adams, 27, said she was speechless when New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) chef de mission Dave Currie told her that Ostapchuk had been stripped of the gold and she was now the Olympic shot put champion. “I asked Dave if the news was for real, and then just burst into tears,” she said in a statement on the NZOC website. “I was overwhelmed that I’d won gold.” Adams said she was pleased that anti-doping systems at the London Games had worked, but felt Ostapchuk had denied her a moment that few athletes ever get to experience. “She got the glory of the 80,000 people in the stadium

when she received the gold medal when in actual fact she shouldn’t have been the one to receive it,” Adams told commercial radio. Details of when Adams will receive her gold have not been finalised, but the shot putter said she wanted the ceremony to include the New Zealand anthem playing and the national flag flying high. “I think that’s important because I’m a very, very proud New Zealander and that was a moment that she robbed me of,” said the athlete, who is still in Europe training. Adams had no sympathy for Ostapchuk, who has said she will appeal the International Olympic Committee’s decision to strip her of the title. “I say good riddance,” Adams told TVNZ, adding: “I don’t want to waste any more of my energy or breath on her.” The gold medal caps an emotional roller-coaster for Adams, whose preparations were thrown into disarray when NZOC officials accidentally left her off the start list of competitors in her event. Unbeaten for almost two years going into the Games, she had a best throw of 20.70m in London, while Ostapchuk, who tested positive for the banned anabolic agent metenolone, threw 21.36m.

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New Zealand’s Valerie Adams competes in the women’s shot put final at the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic Games, on August 6.

Lorenzo boosts by Valentino Rossi’s return to Yamaha

The pair rode alongside each other from 2008 to 2010, with Lorenzo besting the Italian and clinching the MotoGP championship in what was Rossi’s final year before his move to Ducati. The Italian has not won since however, and currently lies eighth in the championship.

Lorenzo, in comparison, won three times last year and already has five victories to his name - as well as a 23-point advantage in the championship. “It’s a big motivation to have him back because I always like to have the best riders in my garage,” Lorenzo told the BBC. “Valentino is one of them. I

assume trying to beat me will be a big motivation for him. “It’s [also] good news for Yamaha because we achieved a lot of good results together. That’s the most important thing.” Lorenzo added that the Italian should not be written off as a result of his two fruitless seasons with

Ducati, saying: “Someone who has talent normally keeps it and doesn’t lose it like this in two years. “He is still young enough. He is 33, he has won a lot of races. With the Yamaha a better bike this year, it will be easier for him. “It’s true that us younger riders are getting stronger, more experi-

enced and more consistent, but we have to remember that Valentino has won a lot of races. “I think our relationship has got better, though maybe it’s got better because we were in different teams. We are both winning riders and neither wants to lose. We have to respect that and keep it in mind.”


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Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi meets with journalists at the Vatican, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.

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VATICAN CITY — A Vatican judge on Monday ordered the pope’s butler and a fellow lay employee to stand trial for the alleged pilfering of documents from Pope Benedict XVI’s private apartment, in an embarrassing scandal that exposed power struggles and purported corruption at the Holy See’s highest levels. The indictment accused Paolo Gabriele, a butler arrested at the Vatican in May, of grand theft — a charge that could bring up to six years in jail, although the pope could pardon his once-trusted aide after any conviction. Gabriele was also accused of taking a check for €100,000 (about $125,000) made out to Benedict and donated by a Spanish Catholic university from the papal quarters. Gabriele’s lawyer, Carlo Fusco, told The Associated Press that the check had “by chance” ended up in a pile of the pope’s paperwork Gabriele had accumulated in his apartment. Fusco said his client “had never taken money or any other economic advantage” in his role as butler. While the Vatican had insisted throughout the investigation that Gabriele, a 45-year-old married layman who lives with his family in Vatican City, was the only person under investigation, the indictment also orders trial for Claudio Sciarpelletti, a 48-year-old computer expert in the Secretariat of State office charged with aiding and abetting the butler. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi told reporters that a three-judge panel would try the two defendants together. No date was set for the trial, which will be open to

reporters, but Lombardi said it would start at the very earliest in late September, after the court returns from summer break. The Holy See has been on a defensive footing since documents alleging corruption and exposing power struggles began appearing in the Italian media in January. In May, the book “Sua Santita” (His Holiness) — by Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi — was published containing dozens of documents from the pope’s desk, including letters written to him. Lombardi said Monday that magistrates had not taken on the wider, more serious issue revealed by the leaked documents— alleged corruption within the top ranks of the church. He said Vatican investigators would pursue other culprits, but sidestepped a question on whether a special panel of cardinals Benedict set up to deal with the scandal had made any inroads into the wider question of moral wrongdoing among those higher up. Benedict has reviewed the indictment, he said. Meanwhile, Greg Burke, a U.S. television journalist recently hired by the Vatican as its senior communications adviser, told the AP that the Holy See didn’t expect the ongoing judicial probe to turn up any mastermind. The trial request and indictment basically lay out a script for what

could be Gabriele’s line of defense when he goes before the tribunal — a religiously inspired, misguided, would-be whistleblower. Vatican Prosecutor Nicola Picardi, in seeking trial, quoted Gabriele as telling his interrogators after his arrest that he thought that the role of whistle-blower in the church “belongs to the Holy Spirit, whom I felt in some way had entered into me.” A psychological expert who examined Gabriele during the probe concluded that he was unsuited for the job, which went from dawn to dusk and included serving the pope meals, helping him get dressed, attending morning Mass with Benedict and other assignments. The indictment said the experts had concluded that Gabriele suffered from “a grave psychological unease characterized by restlessness, tension, anger and frustrations.” The indictment quoted Gabriele as telling investigators that he was “motivated by my deep faith and by the desire that in the church light is shed on everything.” Vatican prosecutor Nicola Picardi quoted the butler as telling his interrogators that “seeing evil and corruption everywhere in the Church ... I was sure that a shock, even a media one, would have been healthy to bring the Church back on the right track.”

A British couple have claimed a record 190-million-euro (£149 million, $235 million) prize in the EuroMillions lottery, officials announced on Monday. Britain’s National Lottery said the couple were from Suffolk in southeast England. They are expected to reveal their identities on Tuesday and set out their plans for the future. Their jackpot beats that won by Scottish couple Colin and Chris Weir, who became Europe’s biggest ever lottery winners in July last year when they scooped 185 million euros. But the current euro conversion rate means the prize is worth less in pounds than the £161 million won by the Weirs. “A couple from Haverhill, Suffolk, have won the UK’s second biggest ever lottery prize,” a National Lottery spokesman said. “They were the only (jackpot) winners in Friday’s EuroMillions draw and have banked an amazing £148,656,000.” The couple had a one in 116,531,800 chance of holding the lucky numbers. Across Europe, 14 tickets selected six correct numbers, and will win more than 2,641,000 euros each. The EuroMillions lottery, launched in 2004, is now played by nine countries across western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. Five of the top ten jackpots in the history of EuroMillions have been British. More British players tend to take part when the jackpot is particularly large.

Moderate 5.4 quake hits Pakistan

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A moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck the far northern region of Pakistan early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake’s epicentre, at a depth of 35 kilometres (21.7 miles), was recorded some 119 kilometres from Mingaora in the northern Swat District and 130 kilometres from Gilgit in Kashmir. The quake struck near the border between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and India’s Jammu and Kashmir state around 1:30 am local time (2030 GMT on Monday). Pakistan was hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on October 8, 2005 that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless, mainly in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Magnitude... From page 1 In Japan, the Meteorological Agency also reported that there was no risk of a tsunami from the quake. Its readings showed the quake was mildly felt on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and in the northeastern section of Honshu, Japan’s main island.

Forests... From page 1 As reported previously, the forest fire incident occurred in West Buleleng. The first incident occurred in the forests near Melanting Temple. It burned out the area of 10 hectares. Similar incident also occurred in the forest area about 200 meters to the west of Pulaki Temple, Banyupoh village, Gerokgak subdistrict. As a result of the incident, five hectares of forest burned out and only left the debris. (kmb)

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INDONESIA Indonesia arrests ‘150 Australia-bound migrants’ Agence France-Presse

BOGOR - Indonesian police on Monday arrested 150 Afghan and Pakistani nationals who planned to take a dangerous boat trip to Australia, a police chief said. Chief of criminal investigations Sonson Sudarsono said that 148 men and two women were nabbed in a housing complex in Babakan Madang, Bogor district, some 60 kilometres (37 miles) south of the capital Jakarta. “They arrived in the housing complex on Sunday evening. They intended to stay there for a while before travelling by boat to Australia,” he told AFP, adding that police had received a tip-off from local residents before the arrests. He added that preliminary police investigations suggested that those held had planned to take a boat from Pelabuhan Ratu beach in a neighbouring district. Australia is struggling to deal with a steady influx of asylum

seekers arriving by boat, with many using Indonesia as a transit hub, boarding leaky wooden vessels there after fleeing countries such as Afghanistan and Iran. The latest boat, carrying 60 asylum seekers, arrived on Australia’s remote Christmas Island on Sunday, the third to land in two days. Some 300 asylum seekers have died en route to Australia in the last seven months. Indonesian police on Monday arrested 150 Afghan and Pakistani nationals who planned to take a dangerous boat trip to Australia, a police chief said.

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Government upbeat about achieving 7.1 pct target for industrial growth Antara

JAKARTA - Industry Minister MS Hidayat said he feels optimistic about the industrial sector achieving a 7.1 percent growth rate and expects the machinery and transportation equipment industry to be the biggest contributor to this expansion. “After experiencing a slow growth rate in the 2005 to 2009 period, the manufacturing industrial sector has rebounded significantly. In 2011, the non-oil and gas processing industrial sector grew by 6.83 percent, which was higher than the national average of 6.46 percent. 2011’s growth rate was the highest the sector has seen in the past five years,” Hidayat said on Monday. The industrial sub-sectors of transportation equipment and machinery experienced the biggest growth, he added. “The transportation equipment and machinery industries rose by 8.98 percent, the food, beverage and tobacco industries were up 7.03 percent and the cement and

non-metal quarrying goods industry jumped 6.92 percent,” Hidayat added. The first semester of 2012 saw the non-oil and non-gas processing industry grow by 6.09 percent, which was lower than the 6.35 percent growth this sector experienced in 2011. This can be attributed to the global economic crisis, which has impacted Indonesia’s trade performance, particularly in export destination countries such as the United States, Europe, Japan and other ASEAN countries. Hidayat said he expects the Indonesian economy to realize its full potential and maintain industrial growth following an improvement in the economic prospects of United States and Japan in 2012. Indonesian growth will also be fueled by the huge domestic market, which is made up of its 134 million-strong middle class population, he added. “The government is also encouraging textile machine producers to restructure as about 500 factories

need new machines. The restructuring program, which began in 2007, will also boost domestic industrial growth,” the minister said. Indonesia will also collaborate with South Korea to improve its textile industry, and for this purpose the Indonesian Ministry of Trade has tied up with the South Korea International Cooperation Agency. “We need a total budget of US $1.6 million to implement this technical cooperation plan,” Sungho Choi, the resident representative of the South Korea International Cooperation Agency said during the signing of the cooperation agreement at Hidayat`s office in Jakarta earlier this month. Choi added that the Korean agency will allocate US $1.5 million to finance the purchase of tools for laboratory tests, expert assistance and training, while the Indonesian government will provide Rp950 million to support other parts of the program, which is expected to conclude by 2014.

Meanwhile, Aryanto Sagala, the Industry Ministry’s Industry Climate and Quality Policy Board chief said Indonesia has chosen to tie up with South Korea because of the latter’s

reputation as one of the best textile producers in the world. He expressed hope that the tie up will enhance the global competitiveness of Indonesian textiles.

Yudhoyono calls on elites to build good political tradition Antara

JAKARTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on political elites here on Monday to develop a good political tradition with regard to preventing political disturbance. “Let us build a good tradition and culture,” he said in his speech at a fast breaking gathering with independence pioneers, veterans, retired army members, retirees, widows of national heroes and the `45 Generation members at the State Palace. President Yudhoyono said at the current era of transpar-

ency bad political traditions and culture often emerged such as cursing and name calling beyond appropriateness. He said the elites must be able to become a role model by setting good examples, adding the Indonesian nation must jointly build a good and civil political culture. He said every generation has given an outstanding service to the development of the nation and therefore the present generation must give high respect to the previous generations from independence fighters to those under the governments that followed.


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BUSINESS Google plans 4,000 layoffs at Motorola Agence France-Presse

NEW YORK - Internet giant Google on Monday said it plans to lay off about 4,000 employees at cellphone maker Motorola Mobility, as it seeks to focus on sales of its Android devices. About two-thirds of the layoffs will come from outside the United States, and some 30 of Motorola Mobility’s 90 global facilities will be shut, Google said. The aim of the cuts is to simplify the Motorola line of mobile phones “from feature phones to more innovative and profitable devices.” “These changes are designed to return Motorola’s mobile devices unit to profitability, after it lost

money in 14 of the last 16 quarters,” Google said in a statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm is likely to take a charge on severance payments of up to $275 million, mostly accounted for in the third quarter. However Google warned investors not to expect a firm rebound to profits for several quarters. Google bought the Mobility unit

for $12.5 billion in May, eyeing both its mobile phone line, which uses Google’s Android platform, and some 17,000 valuable patents. About one-fifth of Motorola Mobility’s 20,000 workers face getting pink slips. The cuts will hit operations in Asia and India, focusing research and development on the existing units in Chicago, Sunnyvale and Beijing, the New York Times reported. “While we expect this strategy to create new opportunities and help return Motorola’s mobile devices unit to profitability, we understand how hard these changes will be for the employees concerned,” a com-

pany spokesperson told AFP. “Motorola is committed to helping them through this difficult transition and will be providing generous severance packages, as well as outplacement services to help people find new jobs,” the spokesperson said. Motorola Mobility was created in 2011 when US-based Motorola Inc split the company into a mobile devices unit and a government and public safety division known as Motorola Solutions. Google said it will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business unit that will be a licensee of Android. Sales of Android-based smartphones handily beat out Apple’s

hit iPhone in the first quarter of the year, and Android phones have been selling strongly in international markets as well. But in the tablet market, Apple’s iPad continues to dominate over rivals including Android models. Google sought control of Motorola’s phone line and its patents in the May takeover to boost its competitiveness against Apple in the booming smartphone and tablet market. Motorola Mobility “is a company which was never able to make money but its integration into Google will simplify its structure,” said Gregori Volokhine of Meeschaert New York.

Number of new credit cards issued up 4 pct in 2Q Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Americans are carrying more credit card debt than a year ago, yet the late-payment rate for card holders remains near an 18-year low, an analysis of consumer-credit data shows. The average credit card debt per borrower in the U.S. grew about 6 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, credit reporting agency TransUnion said Tuesday. At the same time, the rate of payments at least 90 days overdue inched higher to 0.63 percent from 0.60 percent in the same period last year, when the rate hit the lowest level in 18 years. Card delinquencies sank to 0.56 percent in the third quarter of 1994, the firm said. The April-to-June figures reflect how consumers have been managing their credit card use since the start of the last recession toward the end of 2007. Many borrowers have taken steps to save money and whittle down their debt. Among homeowners with a mortgage, many have made credit card bills a priority over their home loans and other financial obligations. While late payments hover near lows not seen since the 1990s, cardholders have been racking up more debt. In the second quarter, the average credit card debt per borrower rose 6 percent from a year earlier to $4,971, TransUnion said. That’s still about 13 percent less than $5,719, the average credit card debt per borrower in the second quarter of 2009. The latest figure was essentially flat from the first quarter of this year. Between 2009 and 2011, borrowers pulled back on using credit and made an effort to slash their debt. Average credit card balances also rose on an annual basis in the first three months of the year, as hiring picked up nationally and consumer confidence improved. It’s too early to tell whether credit card debt will continue to climb, however.

In thie July 1, 2012 file photo, the Ford logo is seen on cars for sale at a Ford dealership in Springfield, Ill. Ford is recalling nearly 485,000 Escapes and Mavericks to fix sticking gas pedals that can cause crashes. AP Photo/Seth Perlman

Ford India recalls 130,000 cars Associated Press

MUMBAI — Ford Motor Co.’s Indian subsidiary is recalling nearly 130,000 of its most popular cars. The manufacturing defects date back as far as 2008 and can cause fire and other problems, the company said late Monday. Ford said it would examine 111,000 Ford Figo and Classic models manufactured between January 2008 and December 2010 for a faulty rear twist beam, which can compromise brake performance and make the vehicle inoperable. Ford will also replace a hose in 17,655 Figo and Classic cars produced between September 2010 and February 2011 as a precautionary measure. The company says oil can leak from the hose, resulting in noxious fumes, smoke and in

extreme cases, fire. The company said no injuries have occurred as a result of the defects. Like other global carmakers in India, Ford relies heavily on local suppliers to keep costs down. Toyota, Tata Motors, Honda and Maruti Suzuki have all had to recall cars in India in recent years, though none has been as big as the Ford recall. Ford’s compact Figo, launched in 2010, made the American auto giant a real player in India’s competitive small car market. Ford has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into India, part of the company’s strategy to pursue growth in Asia over the next decade. In March, Ford laid the cornerstone for a new $1 billion dollar factory in the Indian state of Gujarat.

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Wayan, Made, Nyoman and Ketut are Balinese Names “What is in a name”, said William Shakespeare. However, for the Balinese, a name is very important. We believe it can influence the character of the bearer. Therefore, we avoid using names having a bad connotation or denoting a cruel figure in a story. If you learn a Balinese name etymologically, you may encounter that it has a good meaning. Giving a name is no by means careless. When a baby is already 42 days, the parent will choose a certain name, but only one is chosen. Those three names are put near the burning wicks. The name given to

the baby is the one near the wick, which burns the longest. Usually the name chosen has a meaning of hope, for example: the baby should be healthy or having long life. Wayan, Made, Nyoman, Ketut,

Gede or Putu are all Balinese initial names. They denote the numbers of the children. Wayan is derived from Waya (Wayahan or Wayah) meaning old (older). Made (Madya) means middle and sometimes is replaced with Nengah (tengah = middle) so it denotes the second child. Nyoman Anom (new or young) stands for the third baby. Since long time ago, the Balinese have hoped that they would have three

children. However, the dream did not come true. What happens now? Family planning is well accepted. So they do not dream anymore. The fourth child is called Ketut. Ketut ---Tut means to follow or additional baby. The fifth baby is Wayan Balik (back to Wayan) and so forth. Sometimes Wayan is replaced with Gede or Putu. They are connected to the caste system and family relationship. For example,

Gede and Putu are much used by family belonging to Pasek and Sengguhu clan. Both refer to the oldest child. In Singaraja, for instance, Made is variedly pronounced Kade or Kadek, Nyoman – Komang. In the names of royal family, the initial names above are often not mentioned. For example, Anak Agung, Ngurah, Gusti Ngurah, Dewa Ngurah and so on. (BTN/doc)

Traditional Games:

A Hidden Treasure of Children Heritage

Today, children have unlimited choices of games. They have been pampered by modern games, ranging from Turtle Ninja, Kung Fu, war games and many more. These can make them stay for hours in front of television or computer. Yet, behind this ease and enjoyment, they lose some values like creativity and do not know they have traditional games. It is said so because there is a trend where children, both in urban and rural areas, begin to leave their traditional games. Many game options have been available in the form of CD, DVD, Internet and cartoon in television. Just by CD rental or buying the cheapest one and sitting down sweetly, they could enjoy the games they like best. If the games contain competition, they will compete against machine or some times against friends. Without realized, this may result in sight disorder where children should gaze the monitor and finally require thick glasses at earlier age. Advancement is not always bad. However, parents should control them to what extent those games could drive good impact. Before the presence of these modern games, there were many traditional games. They are no less interesting than the modern ones. Many children even find it attractive and make them creative. Art parade of Bali Arts Festival 2009 has shown the treasure of traditional games. This event is just like a kaleidoscope highlighting a variety of traditional games that ever existed within the life of Balinese children. To play one of the games, children should first search for its materials by themselves at backyard or garden. Actually, it is here where the challenge of the games begins. Sometimes, they got injury because they are unable to use a knife properly. It did not matter as intriguing power has superseded it.

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Among the parade, there was a space intended for children world where they displayed some bizarre games like coconut shell clog, walking on stilts, pulling friend by the sheath of areca nut, pulling rope in-group and two-wheeled toy where its stick carried on shoulder. Meanwhile, the heavier one was gallivanting show by barong effigy. To play the coconut shell clog, for instance, they should keep their balance well. Standing on the tips of coconut shell is not easy. Moreover, they have to maintain the harmony of steps with the pulling of rope connected to each coconut shell. When the pull and steps can go harmoniously, the player can walk

faster. Balance is also entailed in walking on stilts or tajog or egrang. This game is even riskier because the position of pedal is higher from the ground. However, when a player can operate these stilts properly it is more challenging and pleasant. The higher the pedal the more challenging it is. Walking on stilts looks like a walking long-legged heron. It would be more interesting when passing through a muddy or kneedeep watery road. These games are often put into competition related to traditional sports. Another game requiring cooperation is pulling the sheath of areca nut. If the bean of areca nut is used by grandfathers or grandmothers

for ingredient of chewing betel, the sheath of it is used by their grandchildren to make ‘a pulling vehicle’. Yellow leaf signifies it has been mature. It is time for children to take it. They just need to leave out the ribs of leaf. The main rib is not cut as it will be used to pull. One child serves as passenger while another as driver who pulls the sheath. This role is exchanged so both can have an opportunity to enjoy the ‘comfort’ of this vehicle game. Children also put an interest in dancing barong gallivanting show. For them, it has been designed a smaller-sized barong. Therefore, before growing adult they have been introduced to art world of adult people.

By performing gallivanting show like this, they will obtain experience and earn money. However, the emphasis here is not on the money, but on the experience and fun. Actually, there are more traditional games that once lived in midst of Balinese community. I hope that Bali Arts Festival have revealed them one by one so young generation can know their traditional heritages. Maybe, having watched or played modern games they could combine with the traditional ones they have. At least, the traditional can become an alternative, as all raw materials have been available at their surroundings. (BTN/punia)


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A fashion store burns out

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BEIJING - China on Tuesday promised to help major firms invest in impoverished neighbor North Korea, signaling strong support for the North’s untried young leader just as he is believed to be planning reforms to his country’s broken economy.

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Residents in the area of Jalan Tukad Yeh Aya 21 B, South Denpasar, were shocked by fire incident on Monday (Aug 13). A fashion store owned by Dewa Made Kartawan, 59, burned out and left the ruins only. Allegedly, the fire was caused by exploding water pump. There were no casualties in the incident. However, the store owner suffered a loss of over IDR 400 million.

Vice Commerce Minister Chen Jian, writing in Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily, said priority would be given to two economic zones China and North Korea set up just over a year ago and which would represent a rare major foray by isolated Pyongyang into international commerce. The comments coincide with this week’s trip to China by Jang Song-thaek, the powerful uncle of young dictator Kim Jong-un and seen as likely to be a driving force for reforms. “We will support big Chinese companies who are willing to invest in North Korea to broaden the economic and trade cooperation with North Korea, to push the two sides to upgrade two-way trade and investment structures and study the

cashier named Sari,” said Dewa Made Kartawan. To put out the fire, he said, two units of fire truck belonging to Denpasar Municipality was deployed to the scene. With their alacrity, the firefighters sprayed to the hot spots. Within 15 minutes, they could extinguish the fire and Denpasar Police led by Unit Chief of Criminal Detective, I Wayan Nuriata, directly conducted a crime scene investigation. Even, the store selling clothes was posted with police line. When asked about the cause of fire, Chief Nuriata claimed if his party was unable to make sure. His party was still investigating the case further. “We are still investigating it further. We have secured the water pump,” he explained. (kmb21) The firefighters are trying to put out the fire in a fashion store in Panjer

Regent Candra jazzes up carnival by riding carriage

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In jazzing up the celebration of the 67th Independence Day of the RI, Klungkung Regency held a cultural carnival parade by involving school children from kindergarten to senior high/vocational high school in the open stage of Puputan Klungkung Square on Sunday afternoon (Aug 12). All the Klungkung Regency officials attended the carnival such as the Regent of Klungkung, I Wayan Candra, Deputy Regent Tjokorda Gede Agung, Chairman of the Klungkung House AA Anom, as well as the whole range of regional leadership council and regional working units (SKPD) in Klungkung Regency. Interestingly, the cultural carnival parade was begun with the arrival of the regent, deputy regent, chairman of the Klungkung House and regional leadership council by riding carriage from the Regent’s Office to the Puputan Klungkung Square. Such an event was welcome very enthusiastically by most residents. It was visible from the number of people thronging the streets and Puputan Klungkung Square where carnival took place. The carnival was inaugurated with a perfor-

mance by kindergarten students presenting a Poh-Pohan game. Then, it was resumed with the performance of elementary school children featuring customary dance and religious ceremonial attraction such as customary dances, Kecak fragmentary, barong bangkung in gallivanting show up to drum band by elementary school students. Meanwhile, the carnival parade of secondary school students featured sacred dances, baleganjur gamelan music and ended with the performance of fragmentary. Then, high school and vocational school students presented a parade of red-and-white flag, gebogan parade and customary attires parade. The carnival was also accompanied with baleganjur gamelan and fragmentary taking the sequel of Ramayana epic on the abduction of Sita by Ravana. The Regent Candra positively welcomed the carnival involving the school children ranging from kindergarten to senior high/vocational high school. It indicated if the participants had an understanding on the Independence Day of the RI. Nevertheless, Regent Candra hoped the young generation to constantly fight for the independence of the RI as well as continuously learn and avoid the negative association. (119)

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Allegedly kindled by explosion of water pump

Information on the scene last Monday mentioned the fire and smoke began to appear at 3:25 p.m. local time. Store employees directly attempted to put out the fire, but failed because the fire was so big and spread quickly. They were then asking for help to local people. “The fire first appeared from the rear warehouse. It spread quickly around the warehouse and upstairs,” said a witness on the scene last Monday. Indeed, said the witness, the signs of the fire had been known a few minutes earlier. Employees could smell the fire, but it was thought that a neighbor was ironing clothes. However, he just realized when the fire was blazing behind the warehouse. “Probably, the water pump engine behind the warehouse exploded. But, they thought it was a neighbor ironing clothes. It was revealed by a store

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feasibility of cooperation on big projects,” Chen wrote. In a statement issued after a meeting between Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming and Jang, the ministry said the joint economic zones had “entered a substantive development phase”. Their development has “important meaning for further consolidating and developing traditional friendly relations and ... for promoting regional peace and prosperity”, it added. North Korea’s official media said Jang had gone to China to discuss commercial projects between the two countries. The trip is seen as the latest sign that Kim is looking seriously at ways to revive his reclusive country’s decaying economy which has been in decline for years and is

unable even in years of good harvests to feed its 24 million people. North Korea already relies heavily on China to support its economy, dragged down by decades of mismanagement and international sanctions over its weapons programmes. China, for its part, lives in terror of a political or economic collapse in North Korea which could send a wave of refugees into its poor northeast. “Only North Korea’s economic opening up can truly ensure peace and stability on the Korean peninsula,” said Wei Zhijiang, an expert on the two Koreas at Zhongshan University in southern China. “China wants to play an important constructive role in North Korea’s economic opening up and integration into the international community,” he added. Kim’s father, who died last December, flirted with reform but never really let it take root, wary of anything that might undermine his family’s iron grip over the state.

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Tofu and soybean cake needs of Sanglah Hospital resolved Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Price hike of soybean and entering the Eid holiday do not affect the availability of tofu and soybean cake in Sanglah Hospital. Both foodstuffs made from soybean are indeed two of the main dishes usually served to patients hospitalized in Sanglah Hospital. According to Spokesperson of Sanglah Hospital, Kadek Nariyantha, when met on Monday (Aug 13) said the need of tofu and soybean cake in Sanglah Hospital was not the same every day. “It highly depends on the demand of each room. Each patient requires different composition of nutrition and types of food. Therefore, the food depends on the patient’s condition and type of illness,” said Nariyantha. When averaged, the Sanglah Hospital required about 250-500 pieces of tofu

per day. Every piece of tofu weighed 100 gram. Meanwhile the need of soybean cake reached 15 to 40 kg per day. For the availability of foodstuff including the tofu and soybean cake, added Nariyantha, the Sanglah Hospital made cooperation with partner winning the procurement tender of foodstuff supply. By and large, the tender was held by Sanglah Hospital every three months. “So, the raw material needs are met by partner who had won the tender,” he explained. On that account, all foodstuffs were prepared by partner. According to Nariyantha, the Sanglah Hospital so far had no problems in getting the foodstuffs and was not hit by the impact of soybean price hike. “If tendered like that, the foodstuffs are then prepared by partner winning the tender. That’s why, Sanglah Hospital does not feel the rise in soybean price,” he explained. (san)

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R), flanked by his uncle North Korean politician Jang Song-thaek, leaves a military parade to mark the birth anniversary of the North’s late leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, in this February 16, 2012 file photo taken by Kyodo.

A passenger with a Korean flag on his bag sits outside the departures terminal at Heathrow Airport in London on August 13. AFP Photo/Will Oliver

Olympic effect hits British airport traffic in July

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Spanish-owned airports operator BAA said Tuesday that passenger traffic at Britain’s main airports fell last month as many Britons stayed at home in order to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games. BAA, which is part-owned by Spanish transport infrastructure giant Ferrovial, said that it handled 9.6 million passengers in July at the group’s five British airports. That marked a 4.1-percent decline from the same month of 2011, the group revealed in a statement to the London Stock Exchange.

“The drop was more pronounced in the second half of the month and it is likely that the Olympics played a part, with UK passengers staying at home as well as non-Olympic visitors from overseas choosing to defer their journeys,” BAA added. The London Olympics, which began on July 27, drew to a close on Sunday in spectacular closing ceremony featuring The Who, the Spice Girls, George Michael and Brazilian football legend Pele. Britain won 29 golds at the Games -- its best performance since 1908 -- and finished third in the medal table behind only the United States and China.

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose a former security chief on Tuesday as his new civil defense minister amid heightened public debate over a possible strike on Iran. Avraham Dichter, who has served as internal security minister and head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, has said in the past he would prefer Israel not to go it alone in any attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Washington has urged Israel to allow more time for diplomacy to rein in Iran’s nuclear programme, which Tehran says is peaceful. But Israeli officials have said lagging talks by major powers with Iran to reduce its uranium enrichment have given Tehran more time to come closer to developing a nuclear weapon. Israeli commentators described Dichter, 59, as close to both Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak, the two top decision-makers in any future military action against Iran. Dichter was a member of the elite commando unit where they once served. Confirming the appointment, Netanyahu said Dichter “will now have an important assignment to assist in what he has been involved in all his life, contributing to state security.” Dichter will replace former gen-

eral Matan Vilnai, recently named as Israel’s ambassador to China. On his Facebook page, Dichter said he had accepted the cabinet post, making no mention of Iran. In a sign of mounting Israeli concern, Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday that most other threats to Israeli security were “dwarfed” by the prospect of Iran producing an atomic warhead. Israel has been “investing billions in home-front defence,” Netanyahu also said, adding to media speculation his cabinet might be mulling a possible

attack. The Israeli military has this week been testing a text message emergency notification service in about a dozen cities. A television station reported on Sunday that Israel expected to sustain as many as 50,000 missile strikes in the event of any conflict with Iran. In remarks to reporters in February, Dichter said that Israel “is not a superpower” and should “not lead a world offensive against Iran” although it needed to prepare in case the world did not take action.

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Avraham Dichter, former head of the Israeli General security service, speaks during a news conference in Tel Aviv in this December 28, 2005 file photo.


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Rooftop farms flourish in space-starved Hong Kong

On the rooftop of a tower block above the hustle and bustle of teeming Hong Kong, dedicated growers tend to their organic crops in a vegetable garden. Against a backdrop of skyscrapers and jungle-clad hills, earth-filled boxes are spread out on the roof of the 14-storey building, where a wide variety of produce including cucumbers and potatoes are cultivated. It is one of several such sites that have sprung up in Hong Kong’s concrete jungle, as the appetite for organic produce grows and people seek ways to escape one of the most densely populated places on earth. “I am happier eating what I grow rather than food I buy from supermarkets,” said Melanie Lam, a 28-year-old nurse, who comes to the “City Farm” in the Quarry Bay district of Hong Kong’s main island about twice a week. “Compared to vegetables from the supermarket, vegetables that I plant are sweeter and fresher. It gives me a greater sense of satisfaction.” With most of the southern Chinese territory’s seven million people living in tower blocks and land prices skyhigh, unused roofs are some of the few places in the most heavily populated areas for budding vegetable gardeners.

The money-obsessed city has been late to latch on to rooftop farming, which has been popular in cities such as London and New York for years. While there are no official figures for the number of sites, as no licence is needed to set one up, anecdotal evidence suggests their popularity is growing. “I think urban farming is becoming more popular... we have grown bigger in a short time,” said Osbert Lam, the founder of “City Farm”, which has about 100 regular gardeners two years after opening. There are 400 growing boxes on the 10,000-square-foot (930square-metre) rooftop available to rent for between HK$150-200 ($20-25) a month each. “People who come to the farm are so happy -- It’s like a tranquilliser, it’s a way out,” added Lam.

A baby boy was born by Caesarian section on Monday, the product of a successful smuggling attempt by a Palestinian prisoner who managed to sneak out a sperm sample to his wife. Baby Muhannad was born in a Nablus hospital to Dallal Ziben, a 32-year-old mother-of-two from a village in the northern West Bank, whose husband Ammar is currently serving 32 life sentences in an Israeli prison. Palestinians are not permitted to receive conjugal visits, and although

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TABANAN - Construction project of Wagimin-Debes statue at the entrance of Pancaka Tirta Memorial Park, Tabanan, has nearly completed. Both bronze-like giant statues were installed properly on Sunday afternoon (Aug 12). The workers just need to complete the statue pedestal. The project begun in mid-July 2012 spends a budget of IDR 435 million. These funds are purely taken from Tabanan Regional Budget 2012. Ahead of the Independence Day, the project work continues to be speeded up.

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Osbert Lam, the owner of City Farm, holds a pumpkin he just harvested at his organic farm on the rooftop of a tower block in Hong Kong. Palestinian mother Dala looks at her new born son as she lays under a photograph of her imprisoned husband Amer al-Zein at the al-Arabi hospital in the northern Palestinian West Bank city of Nablus.

Palestinian inmate has son after sneaking sperm to wife Dallal Ziben has not set eyes on her husband for 15 years, she says she fell pregnant after being artificially inseminated by sperm her 37-yearold husband managed to sneak out of Hadarim prison in central Israel. “Praise be to Allah who has blessed us after a long absence with my husband in prison,” Ziben told AFP shortly before going in for an elective Caesarean. “My husband and I, our two girls and the family have been waiting for this for such a long time,” she said. Ziben, who comes from Meithalun village between Nablus and

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Jenin, already had an 18-month-old daughter called Basha’er when her husband, who belongs to the Islamist Hamas movement, was arrested. At the time, she was also five months pregnant with their second daughter, Bissan. “I am very happy. This is the first genuine happiness in our house for more than 15 years,” smiles Basha’er, now 16. “When my mother told us she was going to get inseminated and give us a baby brother, we couldn’t believe it,” she said. “We have always wanted a brother and now the dream has come true.”

Scent of Sex and Death Attracts Young Female Beetles Hide beetles eat carrion. But the scent of decomposing flesh on its own isn’t enough to attract young, virgin females of this species. The perfume must have another ingredient to get their attention: Male-beetle sex pheromones. Hide beetles, known scientifically as Dermestes maculates, are part of the parade of insects that arrive to feast on a corpse. They also breed and lay their eggs in this graveyard of sorts. Different species have preferences for different states of decomposition. Because corpse-eating insects arrive predictably, forensic scientists can look to them for clues, such as when the corpse in question died. Blow flies are among the first on the scene, for example. Hide beetles arrive later and feed on skin and ligaments, before breeding and leaving their larvae to feed. The researchers led by Christian von Hoermann from Ulm University, Germany, wanted to know what attracted young emerged female beetles to a new corpse. They tested 2- to 3-week-old female beetles’ reactions to scents collected from piglet cadavers at various stages of decay, as well as a pheromone gland extract collected from male hide beetles, synthetic pheromones and a control scent. (Pheromones are chemical signals some organ-

Both statues of 4-meter high are made by a Balinese artist who lives in Yogyakarta, Nyoman Alim Mustofa. Budget allocation for the making of both statues comes to IDR 235 million. The statues are claimed to last up to 100 years as the ones made of materials like bronze. Inauguration of the statues is scheduled to be held ahead of the seconds of the Independence Day celebration. “We take the moment of the Independence Day celebration to inaugurate it,” said the Head of Tabanan Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), Gusti Ngurah Supanji.

According to Ngurah Supanji, the old Wagimin-Debes statue had already been in fragile condition. The building made in 1984 had needed a total renovation. Other than making new statues, the regency government also rearranged the city park supporting the statues. With such arrangement, he hoped the city of Tabanan would look more beautiful. The figure of Wagimin and Gusti Wayan Debes were great heroes of the independence struggle in Tabanan. The old statue received criticism from some veterans because they did not look similar to the original figure. However,

the new statues had been made more similar to the posture of the original figure. (kmb30) Construction project of Wagimin-Debes statue at the entrance of Pancaka Tirta Memorial Park, Tabanan, has nearly completed. Both bronze-like giant statues were installed properly on Sunday afternoon (Aug 12).

Holy water at Tanah Lot for staying young IBP

Tanah Lot tourist attraction is indeed a fantastic destination. In addition to offering a magnificent sunset sensation, it also exudes a positive aura coming from the temples at the surrounding areas. Even, such an aura penetrates into the very bottom of the heart. Well, another uniqueness kindling the tourist admiration is the fresh water springing in the middle of the ocean. “The holy spring amidst the ocean also serves as a main attraction,” said Operations Manager of the Tanah Lot tourist attraction, Toya Adnyana. Indeed, for tourists actively involving in spiritualism, other than being able to pray in Tanah Lot Temple, they could also make their time to wash their hands and even wash their face. Aside from conducted by the Balinese Hindu community, tourists or visitors of different religions also did it. They believed that by enjoying the holy water, their mind would be fresh and clear like the crystal

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Young virgin female hide beetles (Dermestes maculatus) are attracted to cadavers by a combination of cadaver odor and male sex pheromones. isms use to communicate.) Only one combination really caught the female beetles’ attention: The odor of a piglet in an advanced, dry remains stage of decay and the male pheromone. “Although cadaver odor alone is not sufficient to attract 2 to 3 week-old virgin female hide beetles, it is enough to attract newly emerged males,” von Hoermann said in statement. Males appear to arrive at the cadaver first, and their pheromones signal it is a good spot for feeding and breeding. This system maximizes reproductive odds by making sure females only respond when both food and mates are present, the researchers write in a study published today (Aug. 13) the journal Frontiers in Zoology.

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A man wash his face in the holy water at Tanah Lot. They believed that by enjoying the holy water, their mind would be fresh and clear like the crystal clear holy water

clear holy water. “Some people believe if they can wash hand, or even wash their face with the holy water, they will stay young,” he said. Besides, local society also believes if the holy water has a quality to cure various diseases. The holy water itself is also believed to be a blessing of salvation by the communities, including the non-Hindu. Another uniqueness retained by Tanah Lot is the sacred snake inhabiting the cave below the cliff. Tourists loving animal like best this attraction and they even dare to hold the venomous snake. By all means, they should be guided by the snake charmer who specially takes care of the animal. This animal becomes a very nice attraction to be published. No one knows about the exact number of the snakes because they always change every day. Well, one thing should be born in mind is that watching the snakes should not get through the afternoon because before the nightfall those snakes will come out and guard the entrance into the Tanah Lot Temple. “Local people believe that those snakes will be in charge of keeping the sanctity of the temple. At that time, no one will dare to go into the temple, even though they will say prayers,” he explained. (BTN)


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After downgraded Homecomers remain to choose Ubung Terminal Denpasar (Bali Post)—

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The tourists are crowded in Sukawati Art Market, Gianyar a few months ago.

Traders of art market scream Lack of visitors, revenue down

Operation of the Mengwi Terminal belonging to type A, in fact, did not have significant impact on the activity at Ubung Terminal. Though status of the terminal has been downgraded, the homecomers still chose this terminal to go home to their village in Java as seen on Monday (Aug 13). Even, compared to last year’s homecoming season on the same day (7 days prior to the Eid), the number of bus departed from this terminal increased. The number of passenger seven days before the Eid last year reached 2,043 people transported by 68 units of bus. Meanwhile, seven days before the Eid of this year, Sunday (Aug 12), the number of passenger departing from Ubung Terminal reached 2,824 people conveyed by 82 units of bus. Besides, the number of bus alerted also increased over the previous year. If six days before the Eid in 2011 was alerted only 66 buses, six days before the Eid this year was increased to 88 buses. Division Head of Transportation, Denpasar Transportation Agency, Hari Edi, said that such amount was in accordance with the operating permit owned by each bus. Related to the inter-provincial city (AKAP) bus still operating at

Ubung, Hari Edi, said he could not forbid them. Moreover, the passenger still chose the terminal for their departure. “It’s about service and it should come first. Why should we neglect the passengers here (Ubung Terminal)?” he said. Against the decrease in the number of passengers, several bus operators (PO) believed such decline was not caused by the existence of Mengwi Terminal. Even, they assessed the existence of Mengwi Terminal was not very influential. “The decline in passenger has already taken place in recent years. It happens because most passengers have had a private vehicle for their homecoming,” said Made Wijaya, Supervisor of PO Jawa Indah. To expedite the homecoming activities, the Denpasar Transportation Agency held an alert muster with the Denpasar Metro Police. It was led in person by Chief of Denpasar Metro Police, Wayan Sunarta. The muster was also attended by the Mayor of Denpasar, I.B. Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra and Chairman of Denpasar House, Wayan Darsa. On that occasion, Sunarta put emphasis on the examination against the completeness of the bus, driver, conductor and papers. (kmb12)

CONDITION of the traders in the Sukawati art market, Gianyar, who have lived for years by selling people’s handicraft products, is now experiencing a drop in sale turnover. Every day, they only rely on the buyers consisting of domestic and foreign tourists. Aside from tight competition, the presence of the art markets and souvenir markets in some areas in Bali, Gianyar in particular, has caused the traders in the art market to scream. Real condition of the Sukawati Art Market today is much different from the previous years before 2004. Though it could recover after the Bali bombings, proliferation of the souvenir markets selling the same products at the same price also made the traders sluggish. It was recognized by one of the painting traders, Ketut Artita, a resident from Delod Pangkung hamlet, Sukawati. Sometimes, this man was unable to sell a single painting for five days. In the matter of fortune, it was indeed different. However, proliferation of similar souvenir markets should be considered in terms of licensing. Allowing the proliferation of

such businesses equally meant to permit a person to live while killing a thousand people. “If their existence is allowed at all, the traders like us will certainly getting squeezed. To protect the trader community today, the firmness of government is required in issuing licenses that should take side to small community,” said Cok Agung Suryawan. At the moment, the Sukawati Art Market as a market managed by government accommodates 829 traders. They consist of 770 stall traders, 22 kiosk traders and 37 night market traders. In general, the current condition is indeed decreasing in income. Aside from being caused by lack of visitors, such condition is also kindled by

the existence of modern souvenir markets selling the same products as sold in the art market. The Head of Sukawati Art Market, Nengah Nama Artawa, said the decline in income of traders reached over 50 percent. The traders that did selling in Sukawati Art Market were charged with daily levy pursuant to Regional Regulation. Each trader was charged at IDR 1,000 per square meter. Such levy could be paid daily, weekly or monthly. Despite the economic condition in the Sukawati Art Market decreased, the traders remained to occupy their stalls and kiosks. They still held to try their fortune by selling goods in the Sukawati Art Market. (kmb16)

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Calendar Event for August 1 through August 31, 2012 1 Aug T umpek Uduh/Pengatag Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih. 2 Aug P urnama Karo Aci-aci Pengenteg Jagat Pura Gelap Besakih Pura Dangkahyangan Pengukur-ukur Pejeng Merajan Gerya Kebon Tabanan Pura Candi Goro Tianyar-Kubu Karangasem Pura Ponjok Batu Tejakula-Buleleng.

8 Aug B uda Wage Warigadean Pura Kepisah Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel Gerih Abiansemal Badung Pura Puncaksari Penarukan Peninjoan Bangli Pura Bangun Sakti Besakih Pura Antegsari Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan Pura Pesimpangan Batur Pande Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan. 10 Aug Sukra Umanis Warigadean. Odalan Ida Ratu Penataran Agung Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Puraus Merajan Salonding Besakih. 12 Aug Redite Pon Julungwangi Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Banjar Singaraja.

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14 Aug Anggar Kasih Julungwangi Pura Tirtaharum Tegalwangi Bangli Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangguntiti Jakatebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Sangsit Buleleng Pura Dalem Waturenggong Taro Tegalalang Pura Ibu (Pura Kaja) Wanasari Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Tulikup Pura manik Bingin Sidemen 15 Aug Buda Umanis Julungwangi. Pura Penetaran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Banjar Pande Bangli

Pura Puncaksari Pdi Sangeh Abiansemal Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Sanak Sapta Resi Sidan Gianyar Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Jakatebel Merajan Pasek Prateka Batusesa Mr. Jeroan Dauh Cemenggon Cemenggon Pr. Puseh Penegil Darma Kubutambahan Singaraja. 23 Aug W raspati Wage Sungsang Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Tangkas Klungkung Pr. Siang Kangin Tampuagan Tembuku Bangli Odalan Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Petemon Merajan Pasek Gelgel Melinggih Odalan Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Dewa Besakih 29 Aug B uda Keliwon Dunggulan Pura Wakika Kupang, NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang, NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung I Jakarta Timur Pura Mustika Dharma Kompleks Kopassus Cijantung Jakarta Timur. 30 Aug Wraspati Umanis Dunggulan Pura Watukaru Tabanan Pura Lempuyang Luhur Karangasem Pura Kentel Gumi Klungkung Pura Pasek Gaduh Umadesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Penebel Tabanan Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Tiyingan Merajan Pasek Gaduh Umadesa. 31 Aug S ukra Paing Dunggulan Pura Ulun Suwi Jimbaran, Badung Pura Luhur Cemenggon, Sukawati Pura Pasek Ubung Denpasar 31 Aug P urnama Ketiga Pura Gunung Sari Lombok. Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Karangasem Pura Pedarman Arya Telabah Besakih. Pura Bukit Mentik, Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani

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


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‘Life of Pi’ to open New York Film Festival Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” will open the 50th annual New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Monday that Lee’s adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Yann Martel will premiere at the festival on Sept. 28. Lee, whose “The Ice Storm” opened the festival in 1997, is only the fourth

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filmmaker to twice take the opening night slot. Robert Altman, Pedro Almodovar and Francois Truffaut also share in the distinction. The 3-D film, a fantasy about a boy marooned on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, is due in theaters Nov. 21. The New York Film Festival runs Sept. 28 to Oct. 14. The Film Society earlier announced that Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight” will close the festival. The full slate will be announced later.

This film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Suraj Sharma in a scene from “Life of Pi.” Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” will open the 50th annual New York Film Festival.

Pattinson returns to spotlight on ‘The Daily Show’ Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Robert Pattinson has decided to come back — to the spotlight, that is. The 26-year-old actor has been out of sight since learning last month that his girlfriend and “Twilight” co-star Kristen Stewart had an affair with a married movie director. A tabloid printed photos of the illicit dalliance, breaking the hearts of “Twilight” fans worldwide and prompting Stewart and the director to issue public apologies to their loved ones. But Pattinson couldn’t lay low forever — he has a film to promote. So on Monday, he was in New York for round of media appearances, including a chat with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” and the premiere of “Cosmopolis,” a thriller based on a Don DeLillo novel. On the red carpet, an upbeat Pattison wasn’t asked directly about the cheating scandal — media were limited on the number of questions they could ask — but he talked at one point about the movie’s steamy sex scenes. “I feel a little uncomfortable doing that. But I mean, some of the scenes in this were like complicated acting scenes, like during a sex scene which makes it — it’s a very strange experience,” he said with a smile. Work obligations often force celebrities out of hiding after challenging personal situations, but choosing how and where to make a comeback is often a carefully calculated move. “There’s no one show that’s the right answer for everyone,” said veteran publicist Howard Bragman, now vice chairman of Reputation.com. “The right answer is the one where you think you’re going to get the most respect, the fairest hearing and the best presentation — and potentially where you’ve had the best relationships in the past.” When Pattinson chatted with Stewart in 2010, the comedian invited him to return, saying, “You are making me cooler.” For his appearance Monday on “The Daily Show,” Stewart joked in the show opener that a lot of people might be tuning in for the first time. A graphic went up on the bottom of the screen during a segment on Republican Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential pick, Paul Ryan, welcoming ‘Twilight Fans’ and alerting them that they were watching a show ‘mostly dealing with politics and media.’” Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Actor Robert Pattinson attends the premiere of “Cosmopolis” at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday Aug. 13, 2012 in New York.

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Forests in West Buleleng critical Fires in forest areas of West Buleleng some time ago caused at least 15 hectares of forest in the region to be in critical condition. IBP/Adnyana Ole

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SINGARAJA - Fires in forest areas of West Buleleng some time ago caused at least 15 hectares of forest in the region to be in critical condition. To overcome this problem, a rehabilitation effort must be made. Unluckily, this effort seems unable to be made soon. Since condition of the forest area is rocky, the rehabilitation will be surely costly. Division Head of Forestry, Tatang Priatna, with permission of the Head of Buleleng Forestry and Estate Agency, Komang Gede Yasa, said on Monday (Aug 13) that based on the report copy regarding the forest damage received from the Forest Management Area (KPH) of West Bali, 15 hectares of forest in the area were damaged and its condition grew critical. After the fire, the total damage was 10 hectares located in the area of Melanting Temple and other five hectares located in the west of Pulaki Temple, Banyupoh village, Gerokgak subdistrict.

As a result of the fire, condition of the forest previously classified into critical and rocky forest, now after the fire was getting more critical. “By all means, the condition of forest land will be getting more critical. Before the fire, the forest area was indeed quite rocky,” he said. According to Tatang, rehabilitation after the fire for two times could be done. However, the agency had no authority to restore it alone. The agency along with KPH was just waiting for further instruction from the Bali Forestry Agency. It was carried out because the forest supervision and

management had now been handled by KPH in accordance with the policy of the Bali Government. “We cannot directly program the rehabilitation. Moreover, the authority of supervision and management is now held by KPH. Nevertheless, we will do the rehabilitation against the damage together,” he explained. On the other hand, Tatang said, it was actually difficult to rehabilitate the forest in West Buleleng as condition of the forest was different from forests in other areas. It had no longer soil layer and only consisted of hard rocks. If forced, the rehabilitation would cost too much. Besides, the rehabilitation made would require a special treatment for the plants grown in the forest area. “Such condition has lasted long and it needs special rehabilitation. Of course, it requires a lot of budgets,” he explained. Continued on page 6

Magnitude 7.7 hit Russia Associated Press

MOSCOW — A magnitude 7.7 earthquake that hit waters off Russia’s Pacific island of Sakhalin on Tuesday inflicted no casualties or damage, Russian officials said. The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry’s branch on Sakhalin said the quake was centered in the Sea of Okhotsk about 160 kilometers (100 miles) east of Poronaysk, Russia, at a depth of more than 600 kilometers (373 miles). The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, which struck at 1 p.m. local time Tuesday, had a magnitude of 7.7, while the Russian ministry put it at 6.3. “There have been no victims or damage,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that the quake was felt as magnitude 2 to 3 shocks in towns and villages on Sakhalin. The ministry said that there was no danger of tsunami and that aftershocks were unlikely. Continued on page 6


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