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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Oprah sorry for Switzerland incident over purse Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey says she’s “sorry” about the media frenzy that emerged after she said she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland. “I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I’m really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I’m sorry that I said it was Switzerland,” Winfrey said, speaking at the premier of “Lee Daniels’ “The Butler.” In a recent interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” Winfrey recalled a clerk at an upscale Zurich boutique refusing to show her a handbag. Winfrey said she was told she could not afford the $38,000 purse. “I’m in a store and the person doesn’t obviously know that I carry the black card, and so they make an assessment

based upon the way I look and who I am,” said Winfrey, who earned $77 million in the year ending in June, according to Forbes magazine. “I didn’t have anything that said ‘I have money’: I wasn’t wearing a diamond stud. I didn’t have a pocketbook. I didn’t wear Louboutin shoes. I didn’t have anything,” said Winfrey on the red carpet. “You should be able to go in a store looking like whatever you look like and say ‘I’d like to see this.’ That didn’t happen.” Swiss tourism officials and the boutique owner apologized for the incident last week, but Winfrey insists there’s no need.

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“It’s not an indictment against the country or even that store,” she said. “It was just one person who didn’t want to offer me the opportunity to see the bag. So no apologies necessary from the country of Switzerland. If somebody makes a mistake in the United States do we apologize in front of the whole country? No!” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which opens Friday, documents the civil rights movement through the story of a butler who served in the White House for seven presidents.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

English Premier League begins post-Ferguson era

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Typhoon lands in China after Hong Kong shuts down

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Bali visited by 275,667 foreign tourists

Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.

Chris Brown sued over recording studio altercation

Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — A man who claims he was punched and kicked by a member of Chris Brown’s entourage during a fight at a recording studio sued the R&B singer on Tuesday for assault and battery. Sha’keir Duarte sued Brown for unspecified damages in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming he suffered a concussion as well as humiliation and mental anguish as a result of the attack. Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos called the case frivolous and said it amounted to an attempted shakedown. “This is what gives lawyers and lawsuits a bad name is garbage like this,” Geragos said, adding that he will seek to have the lawsuit dismissed and will countersue Duarte. Duarte claims he was beaten by a member of Brown’s entourage identified in the suit only as “Hood” during a fight over a parking spot. The fight at Westlake Recording Studios erupted on Jan. 27 between the entourages of Brown and fellow singer Frank Ocean. Brown taunted Duarte and threatened that the fight could escalate into a shooting, the lawsuit claims. Charges were never pursued after Ocean, who said his finger was injured in the fight, stated online that he wouldn’t seek criminal or civil penalties. The fight started after Brown parked in Ocean’s spot at the studio. R&B singer Chris Brown appears during a court hearing at Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles Monday, July 15, 2013.

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The number of foreign tourist arrival in Bali in June 2013 reached 275,667 people. This figure has increased by 12.94 percent compared to the same month a year ago. If compared to the condition of May 2013, the number of tourist arrival increased by 11.17 percent. Bali Post

DENPASAR - The number of foreign tourist arrival in Bali in June 2013 reached 275,667 people. This figure has increased by 12.94 percent compared to the same month a year ago. If compared to the condition of May 2013, the number of tourist arrival increased by 11.17 percent.

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“Most of the foreign tourists came to Bali through the airport namely 275,452 people (99.92 percent), while through seaport was only 215 people (0.08 percent). Compared to the same month in the previous year, the number of tourist arrival through Ngurah Rai Airport increased by 14.24 percent,” said Head of the Central Statistics

Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gde Suarsa, in Denpasar. Foreign tourist arrivals to Bali through the main entrance, said Suarsa, compared to the situation in May 2013 also increased by 12.49 percent. Meanwhile, foreign tourist arrival through the seaport in June 2013 totaled 215, down 93.06 percent compared to May 2013 and

fell by 92.77 percent compared to June 2012. “Most tourists coming to Bali were from Australia and then followed by the countries like the PRC, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan,” he said. He said the cumulative foreign tourists coming to Bali in the period from January to June of 2013 reached 1,493,021 people, where the most nationality coming to Bali were respectively Australia, the PRC, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore, with a percentage of 25.68 percent, 12.57 percent, 6.43 percent, 6.19 percent and 4.21 percent. “The country showing the largest increase in the number of foreign

tourists in that period compared to the previous year was Japan amounting to 17.83 percent, while the largest decline of 5.43 percent was England,” he explained. Meanwhile, the room occupancy rate of star hotels in Bali in June 2013, mentioned Suarsa, achieved an average 61.05 percent, up 0.74 points from occupancy rate in May 2013 which amounted to 60.31 percent. The highest occupancy rate was in Badung County namely 67.79 percent and the lowest was in Denpasar at 46.51 percent. “According to hotel classification, the room occupancy rate of one-star hotel reached 70.25 per-

cent, denoting the highest among the other star hotels. The lowest occupancy rate occurred in twostar hotel reaching 55.30 percent,” he said. He added the average length of stay of foreigners and Indonesian in star hotels in Bali in June 2013 reached 2.99 days. The figure was down 0.13 points compared to the average length of stay in May 2013 which reached 3.12 days. “Overall, the average length of stay of foreigners in June 2013 reached 3.01 days, much longer than the length of stay of the Indonesian guests reaching 2.96 days,” he affirmed. (kmb27)


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International

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Bali News Allegedly due to engine short circuit

A boat carrying 33 passengers on fire Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Mutiara boat carrying 33 passengers suddenly caught fire in the waters of Toya Pakeh Kampong, Nusa Penida, Klungkung, Tuesday (Aug 13). The incident made the passengers panic because the fire very rapidly enlarged. No casualties were reported in the incident, but the losses were estimated to reach hundreds of millions of rupiahs. Chief of Nusa Penida Police, I Wayan Sarjana, explained the fire on Mutiara boat occurred around 08:00 a.m. At that time, the boat under control of the skipper Hanan suddenly caught fire when it was just sailing about 100 meters into the sea from the traditional port at Toya Pakeh. The Mutiara boat was scheduled to sail to Kusamba traditional port. The incident instantly caused passengers to be panic when knowing the fire was getting bigger and burning the boat stern. Such incident drew the attention of people around the Toya Pakeh traditional port. They immediately reported the incident to the Nusa

Penida subdistrict police and Marine Police Unit of Klungkung Police. In relatively short time, police officers immediately came to the scene and evacuated the passenger. In the evacuation, police were also assisted by local residents to pull the anchor rope of boat so as it was getting closer to the port. “The boat was not too far from the port, so that it is easier to evacuate by pulling the anchor rope,” said Chief of Marine Police Unit of Klungkung Police, Ketut Subrata, after evacuating the passengers. He said the evacuation lasted pretty long and stressfully, where the fire burning the boat stern was getting

bigger and making passengers panic. One by one of the passengers had been evacuated. Meanwhile, the fire licking the stern could be extinguished 30 minutes later. Other than scorching the boat, four outboard engines and an FU motorcycle were also burned by the fire. From the results of the crime scene examination, Subrata said the fire was allegedly caused by the second from left outboard engine experiencing short circuit and generated sparks. More seriously, IBP/File said Subrata, the sparks grabbed fuel in the other engine. Thus, the Mutiara boat carrying 33 passengers suddenly caught fire in fire directly blazed and scorched the the waters of Toya Pakeh Kampong, Nusa Penida, Klungkung, boat stern. (kmb31) on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

Prison inmates infected by HIV

Mostly affected by heterosexual relationships

Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Risk factor of HIV/AIDS through heterosexual relationship, in fact, was not only indicated by the cases in the community at large. The increase in the risk factor was also reflected by Kerobokan Prison inmates known to have been infected by HIV. Most of the positive cases infecting the

inmates were got from a risky sexual relationship. It was presented by Chairman of the HIV/AIDS Prevention Work Group of Kerobokan Prison, AA Gde Hartawan, in a discussion held by Bali Post on Tuesday (Aug 13). He explained that health problem was prominent in Kerobokan Prison, especially in terms

The Kerobokan Prison is seen on the picture

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of sanitation and hygiene. Of course, the prison supposed to be inhabited by 323 people was even occupied by about 985 people. In terms of health and sanitation, it had become a fundamental issue. The HIV case began to burst and caused a commotion at Kerobokan Prison in October 1999, where at that time was made an examination of zero survey and the result indicated that Kerobokan Prison was the largest contributor of HIV positive case compared to other locations where the zero survey was also carried out. “If the other locations showed one or two positive cases, at the prison we got 35 people at the time,” he said. The discovery of HIV positive cases on the inmates at Kerobokan Prison made all parties to intervene ranging from the AIDS Prevention Commission (KPA) to the Health Agency. Aside from providing education and knowledge about the HIV, the inmates had also been examined and treated. “It has also been established a cadre of inmates in charge of providing information about the HIV to the other inmates,” said Hartawan. Hartawan suspected the HIV trans-

mission among the inmates occurred before the year 2000. However, since the HIV cases were not known in the prison, there were no data indicating who were infected while in prison and what caused it. Since it burst in 1999, the prison aided by related parties conducted an examination to the inmates, both to the incoming and outgoing. So far, there had been no inmates with HIV negative case when getting in to prison and then found positive to HIV when leaving out the prison. “So, from the year 2000 when we started the HIV prevention program in prison, there has been no inmate infected by HIV in prison. They mostly have been positive when coming in,” he said. Based on the data of examination, of the 27 people examined in 2004, a total of 12 people were declared positive because of using IDU syringe. Risk factor of syringe dominated from 2004 to 2009. But in 2010, the dominant risk factor shifted to heterosexual relationship where in 2010 a total of 417 inmates got HIV test. It was found that nine inmates were positive and seven of them were caused by heterosexual. “In 2011, an examination was made to 675

inmates, showing 15 positive results in which 14 was caused by heterosexual relationship. Meanwhile, in 2012 the case increased that from 714 examinations, 29 results were positive. Of the 29 positive cases, 28 cases were caused by heterosexual,” he said. In fact, the problem of HIV positive cases was not only in Kerobokan Prison, but also in all prisons in Bali. “In all prisons in Bali, including in the child prison, have also been found people with HIV positive case,” he said. Secretary of the Bali AIDS Prevention Commission (KPA), Made Suprapta, added that reality in prison actually reflected a small fraction of what was happening in the current society. According to him, the current HIV transmission was dominantly caused by sexual factor, chiefly the heterosexual factor, and it could also possibly occur among the homosexuals. Transmission through the risky sexual intercourse was not only threatening the perpetrators but also the people around them like the family, wife and children. To that end, having no risky sexual behavior like with multiple partners was the key to prevention of HIV infection. (san)

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International

Discovery Hotel gets HolidayCheck Award

Thursday, August 15, 2013

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KUTA - Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel has been ranked amongst the best recommended hotels on Europe’s leading hotel review portal HolidayCheck, which is used by over 23 million internet users per month for travel planning. HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2013 is distinguished by the satisfaction of the guests from the selected hotels and show that their satisfaction has top priority.The hotels who are awarded with the HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2013 are chosen by the good quality of their accommodation and the service that the hotel has to offers. In order to receive a HolidayCheckQuality Selection the hotels have to have received top reviews in their category. This means the hotel must have received certain reviews in 2012 and have a recommendation rate of at

least 90%. The number of suns is chosen by each guest to rate different categories. They range from 1 sun (very poor) to 6 suns (very good). In order to gain the Award the hotel must have an average of at least 3.5 suns. In overall category Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel has received 5.4 suns out of 6 suns. Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel proudly received the “HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2013” by remaining committed to deliver its quality standard and always friendly service towards their customers.

Calendar Event for July 10 through August 10, 2013

10 Jul Buda Kliwon Ugu Pura Dalem Tarukan - Pulasari Peninjauan Tembuku Bangli Pura Pasek Gelgel Boading Kaba Kaba Tabanan Pura Pemayun Banyuning Tengah Buleleng Pura Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Agung Gunung Raung Tarokaja Taro Tegallalang 17 Jul Buda Paing Wayang Pura Dang Khayangan Dalem Dukuh Kuda Sekaan Bangli 20 Jul Tumpek Wayang Pura Majapahit Jembrana Bathara Ratu Gede Celuk Sukawati Bathara Ratu Widyadari Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Bathara Ratu Allit lan Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pura Pedarman Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pura Pedarman Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarman Kaba Kaba Besakih Pura Pedarman Dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Dadya Agung Pasek Gelgel Pegatepan Gelgel klungkung Pura Pemerajan Agung Sulang Dawan Klungkung Pura Padharman Dinasti Dalem Sri Aji Kresna Kepakisan Besakih ( Dalem Klungkung ) Pura Penataran dan Pasraman Kuta Rejo , Kendal Rejo Tegal Delimo Banyuwangi Pura Jala Sidhi Amerta Juanda Surabaya 22 Jul Purnama Sasih Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati Pura Amrta Jati Kompleks ALRI Pangkalan Jati Jakarta Selatan Pura Jagatnatha Kota Singaraja Pura Dang Hyang Tulus Dewa Desa ApuanSusut-Bangli Pura Jagatdhita Selong-Lombok Timur Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Gobleg-Banjar

Buleleng Pura Puseh Batur Kintamani Pr. Asah (Alas Harum) Dusun Batur Kintamani Pura Dalem Kedewatan Celuk-Sukawati Pura Agung Mandara Giri Gunung Semeru- Lumajang Jawa Timur Pura Pengubengan Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah-Batur Kintamani Mr. Agung Puser Jagat Meranting Batu Kanding-Nusa Penida Pura Luhur Candi Narmada Tanah Kilap Desa PemogaN Denpasar Selatan Pura Panca Tirta Sido Luhur Bakanheni Lampung Selatan Pura Ponjok Batu Tejakula Buleleng 24 Jul Buda Wage Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Ped Nusa Penida Pura Pasek Pengembungan Bongkasa Abiansemal Pura Pasek Bendesa Reyang Gede Penebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Banjar Jawa Banjar Jawa Tengah Buleleng Pura Gaduhan Jagat Desa Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Tegeh Mancawarna Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Penataran Batupelang Kamasan klungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Kedonganan Kuta Pura Guwa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Pucak Pameneh/Bukit Kiwa Tengen Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Jati Ubud Pura Melanting Ubud Pura Dalem Peed Nusa Penida Pura Sad Kahyangan Penida Desa Sakti Nusa Penida

IBP/Courtesy of Discovery Hotel

Mr. Pandu Djojoadisoeprapto (Executive Assistant Manager Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel) holding HolidayCheck Selection 2013)

Pura Penataran Agung Anyar Liligundi Bebandem Karangasem 30 Jul Anggar Kasih Dukut Pura Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Dalem Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Undagi Timpag Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Desa/ Pura Pucak Banjar Taman Bedulu Gianyar Pura Puser Jagat,Dalem Dukut, Puri Sukun Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Purwa Banjar Kawan Bangli Pura Desa Ketewel Sukawati 31 Jul Buda Umanis Dukut Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Sibangkaja Abiansemal Pura Dalem Samprangan Gianyar Pura Paiobon Dukuh Segening Serongga Kelod Gianyar 4 Aug Redite Kliwon Watugunung Pura Penataran Agung Mahagotra Tirta Harum Srisrengga Desa Nyalian Banjarangkan Klungkung 6 Aug Tilem Sasih Kasa Pura Dalem Seme Jawa Desa Kukuh Marga Tabanan 10 Aug Hari Raya Saraswati Pura Pasek Tangkas - Gempinis Dalang Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel - Sayan Bongkasa Abiansemal Pura Watugunung Bima Pura Agung Jagat Karana Surabaya Pura Aditya Jaya - Rawamangun Jakarta Timur Pura Pemaksan Banyuning Timur Buleleng Pura Agung Wira Lokha Natha Cimahi Jawa Barat Pura Dadia Agung Bendesa Tangkas Kori Agung Pusat Gerih Desa Gerih Abiansemal Badung Pura Kawitan Bendesa Aban Baturning Desa Mambal Abiansemal

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


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Science

Thursday, August 15, 2013

International

Mars food study researchers emerge from dome Associated Press Writer

HONOLULU — Six researchers have spent the past four months living in a small dome on a barren Hawaii lava field at 8,000 feet (2,400 meters), trying to figure out what foods astronauts might eat on Mars and during deep-space missions. They emerged on Tuesday with their recipes and without the space suits they were required to wear each time they ventured onto the northern slope of Mauna Loa — an active volcano that last erupted in 1984. “It’s a moment I’m going to remember for the rest of my life,” said Oleg Abramov, a research space scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology branch in Flagstaff, Arizona. “Walking out ... experiencing the sunshine and wind on our faces.” The six researchers were selected by the University of Hawaii and Cornell University for the NASAfunded study to prepare meals from a list of dehydrated, preserved foods that are not perishable. They examined pre-prepared meals similar to what astronauts currently eat, and concocted meals themselves in an attempt to combat malnourishment and food boredom. Members did their cooking in a two-story dome with small sleeping quarters, an exercise room and of course, a kitchen. Team commander Angelo Vermeulen said Tuesday the problem with ingredients that aren’t perishable is they’re usually highly processed and

lack fiber. He said he was impressed with how freeze dried products taste very similar to fresh produce. But what is also important for future space missions is comfort food, he said. A favorite among the crew: Nutella, the chocolate-hazelnut spread. “It’s something we craved,” he said. “We had a limited supply so we had to ration it.” The study, dubbed Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, included an open call for recipes that involved a lot of Spam. The canned meat, popular in Hawaii households, was a common ingredient in suggested recipes because of its shelflife, said Kim Binsted, a UH-Manoa associate professor who is an investigator on the study but didn’t live in the habitat. The researchers prepared several dishes using Spam, including a Cajun jambalaya and a fried rice noodle dish. She said Hawaii’s temperate weather and Mauna Loa’s geological features were a perfect setting for the study. The area is isolated, yet accessible, and has no visible plant or animal life. “It looks like Mars,” she said.

Bali News

International

Thursday, August 15, 2013

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Prevent money laundering

BPMP oversees foreign investment in Bali Bali Post

DENPASAR - The issue of money laundering practice under the pretext of investing in Bali got serious attention from the Bali Investment and Licensing Office (BPMP). The office authority claimed to have a strong selection and the oversight against the incoming investment, especially foreign investment (PMA) coming into the Island of the Gods, so there was no money laundering effort. The Head of Bali Investment and Licensing Office, IB Parwata, said the practice of money laundering could occur anywhere, including in Bali. Therefore, the foreign investment should be alerted especially the investment whose license had been issued but had not made any physical and financial realization in Bali. “Frankly speaking, I truly worry about the practice of this money laundering. We must be aware of the money laundering

practice disguising as foreign investment. To that end, the government has had instrument to prevent known as the Control and Implementation Authority with the task to monitor the implementation of investment in Bali,” said Parwata, Tuesday (Aug 13). According to him, such authority had the task to monitor all the businesses utilizing the foreign investment and domestic investment. The foreign investment party should also provide peri-

When traveling to Tanjung Benoa, what comes to your mind? Of course, it has something to do with diving, snorkeling, parasailing, banana boat, Jet Ski, flying fish, tubing, water skiing or fishing. A variety of water sports have become the mainstay of the tourist attraction in the region. Travelers liking a challenge will particularly favor the water attractions. When having not had time to explore Tanjung Benoa, the visit to the island seems incomplete. The tourist destination located in the elite Nusa Dua tourist resort is very crowded by tourists, namely foreign tourists, domestic tourists or local community. They also included the students wishing to learn more about a variety of natural life, especially turtle breeding. “It happens because we have a new tourist attraction called Turtle Island,” said the Chief of Tanjung Benoa customary village, I Nyoman Wana. Indeed, other than serving as the hub of marine tourism, Tanjung Benoa also serves as a tourist and education destination, namely observing the behavior of animals especially turtle. Relaxing and taking photograph with dozens of turtles and releasing turtle hatchlings are really fun. It is thoroughly a beautiful coastal area because it offers the lush mangrove forest and a variety of cultural activities carried out by local people. The atmosphere is very safe and comfortable. To the south stretches the tongue of Jimbaran Hill with various buildings, while in west of mangroves is now laying the toll bridge connecting Denpasar to Ngurah Rai Airport and Nusa Dua. Meanwhile, in the north is the Benoa Harbor along with its routine activities. To get to the Turtle Island, visitors

must hire a boat because it is located on the west side of Tanjung Benoa. Transportation is provided by PT Taman Sari Wisata Bahari to travel for about 15 minutes. Sailing the blue ocean is really exciting. Various water sport attractions can be seen along the voyage to location. People’s house lining up along the coast will become beautiful scenery as if the voyage is pampered with the view of Turtle Island with its white sandy beach. The small island with mangrove trees has a variety of tourist attractions. At least, visitors can see three species of protected sea turtles, namely the olive ridley, green and hawksbill turtle. If visitors dare, they are also given the opportunity to hold the turtle in person and immortalize it through photograph. Taking photograph with wildlife such as hornbill, black eagle, red-backed sea-eagle, white-bellied sea-eagle, grey-headed eagle, lizard, python and hedgehogs can also be done here. Especially for turtle hatchlings, they are taken care of in the pond. It is cleaned up every day. Meanwhile, the adult turtles are released into the wild, but still protected in a large bamboo cage. “The bamboo cage is used to keep the turtles so as not to get to the sea. Otherwise, when the tides go up, the sea turtles will be washed away,” said the Group Head of Deluang Sari, Nyoman Suada.

odic report every three months regarding the progress of the total investment. “If they do not give any progress report on their investment realization for three times they must be alerted,” he said. Moreover, he said, the companies whose license had been issued, but did not do any activities should be alerted. Such companies were rampantly found and his party had written a letter to the companies concerned.

“We find many foreign investments that have owned a business license from the Investment Coordinating Board of the RI (BKPM-RI), but after being checked they have not done any activities. Many of them have been given reprimand for 1-2 times. Even, there are companies receiving reprimand for 3 times. They have been reported to central government for further follow up,” he said. An economic and banking observer, Viraguna Bagoes Oka, had said there were four types of investment namely mid-term and long-term investment, speculative investment, money laundering-based investment and prestige investment. However,

lately the alleged rampant and prone investment occurred in Bali was the money launderingbased investment. “The practice of money laundering-based investment is targeting the purchase of property, either house or land because the property investment in Bali is very profitable,” he said. Viraguna alleged the speculative investment and money laundering-based investment or the illegal transactions happened in Bali because Bali had become an investment magnet so that all people were happy to invest in Bali. However, it was not accompanied with the filter or selection and adequate supervision by the government and relevant agency. (kmb27)

Pudut Island aka Turtle Island

AP Photo/University of Hawaii, Angelo Vermeulen

In this June 4 2013 photo provided by the University of Hawaii, research space scientist Oleg Abramov walks outside simulated Martian base at Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Team members will spend several days in debriefings after they emerge from the dome. They’ll likely be disoriented from the experience, Binsted said, and they have requested a beach outing before

returning to their regular lives. One of the first things they did when they came out of the habitat was have a buffet breakfast. “They went straight to the fruits and vegetables,” Binsted said. “They seemed delighted

to have fresh fruits and vegetables.” It will take several months to process all the data gathered. Binsted hopes to present findings at the International Astronautical Congress later this year in Beijing.

Bone-munching worms found on sea floor Agence France Press

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This handout photo provided by Thomas Dahlgren on August 12, 2013 and taken on March 3, 2009 shows bone-devouring worm, Osedax antarcticus.

PARIS, France - Scientists said Wednesday they had discovered two new species of a strange bone-devouring worm thriving in the mysterious waters that surround the Antarctic continent. The Osedax worms feed on the bones of dead whales that settle on the sea floor, fulfilling an important recycling role, said a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The worms, named Osedax antarcticus and Osedax deceptionensis, were discovered by an international team of scientists probing the fate of whale bones and shipwrecks on the Southern Ocean floor. The worms are a few millimetres long, each with four finger-like appendages attached to a central trunk. Five other Osedax species had been known before the two Antarctic types were found. While the team revelled in their discovery, they were struck by a distinct absence of wood-eating molluscs known as Xylophagainae commonly found on deep-sea

sunken wood. “Over the course of a year, we deployed and recovered a piece of underwater equipment called a deep-sea lander, laden with the most unusual cargo -- large whale bones and planks of wood,” said study co-author Adrian Glover of London’s Natural History Museum. “When we recovered the bones and wood we’d put on the sea floor, the results were obvious immediately: the bones were infested by a carpet of red-plumed Osedax worms... but the wood planks were untouched, with not a trace of the wood-eating worms. “The wood was hardly degraded... after 14 months on the sea floor” -- one of the least explored ecosystems on Earth. The apparent absence of wood-munchers may be good news for marine archaeologists. The Southern Ocean is home to many a shipwreck -- including British explorer Ernest Shackleton’s pine and oak-built vessel Endurance, which was crushed by ice and sank in the cold waters on a 1914 expedition.

Four groups

On Turtle Island, there are four groups in charge of managing the tourist attraction. Aside from maintaining the turtles, they are also in charge of keeping the nature so that it is comfortable as a tourist attraction. The four groups are Deluang Sari, Mooncot, Bulih Bali and Lecceria.

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Pudut Island, a tourist destination located in the elite Nusa Dua tourist resort is very crowded by tourists, namely foreign tourists, domestic tourists or local community. They also included the students wishing to learn more about a variety of natural life, especially turtle breeding. Each group divides its members to take turns on duty every day. Every day, hundreds of foreign and domestic tourists are visiting the attraction. They come from many countries such as Europe, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. “On regular days, the tourist arrival reaches hundreds of people, but on the holiday seasons they can reach thousands of people,” said Suada. Especially during school holidays, many students make a visit while learning. Aside

from Bali, they are also from outside Bali and even from overseas. According to the Chief of Tanjung Benoa customary village, I Nyoman Wana Putra, the Turtle Island was originally named Pudut Island. Since it was made into turtle conservation, people then called it Turtle Island. “The renaming took place around 1993, and it has been famous until now. To maintain it, it is also provided with the assistants in charge of keeping the animal welfare.

Today, added Wana Putra, the Turtle Island became the target and world’s dream. Moreover, it was also graced with some events such as turtle release and religious ceremonies causing the region increasingly attractive. “Once a year, a turtle release is held here and many tourists are getting involved. Most interestingly, people also organize a ritual for animals (tumpek kandang) where visitors can see the procession intended for the turtles,” he concluded. (BTN)


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Pagerwesi feast in Buleleng County is always celebrated with special tradition. Even, the celebration resembles the other grandiose feast like Galungan and Kuningan. As a result, such condition triggers price increases in the ritual paraphernalia. In addition, the price of meat used for ingredient of lawar delicacy also soars.

The pig seller is seen in one of the market in Buleleng Regency

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As observation at some traditional markets in Buleleng on Tuesday (Aug 13), the rising price of pork reached its peak on the penampahan day of Pagerwesi. The average rise in pork price reached IDR 5,000 per kilogram. If the price of pork jumped on the penampahan, it even fell after the recent Eid holiday. A trader in the Banyuasri Market Singaraja, Gede Wenten, when met at his kiosk said that on the penampahan day the price of pork began to rise. Earlier, the price increased from IDR 45,000 to IDR 50,000 per kilogram. Pork of super quality also showed a price hike. The rise in meat price had regularly happened when entering the Hindu feasts. In addition, the price rose because the price of live pig had also increased since the past few months. Previously, the price of live pig increased from IDR 18,000 to IDR 21,000 per kilogram. “It has commonly gone up and one day after the feast will be back to normal price. In addition, the price of live pig has risen for several months, so the retail price also rose,” he said. According to the trader from Kampung Baru village, though the price of pork rose on the penampahan day of Pagerwesi, the demand increasingly rose. Wenten

gave an example, on usual days he commonly slaughtered a pig (100 kg), but on the recent penampahan day he slaughtered 2 pigs (200 kilograms). The pigs were purchased at middleman from Kintamani and they were slaughtered at his home. After slaughtering, the meat in the form of carcass was then sold his kiosk in the market. “The demand is so high because it has become a tradition on the day before Pagerwesi for local residents to prepare a lawar delicacy made of pork,” he explained. Meanwhile, a chicken meat trader in the Banyuasri Market Singaraja, Made Sridana, said the price of chicken meat on the penampahan day of Pagerwesi declined. Currently, the price of chicken meat was IDR 34,000 per kilogram, whereas during the fasting month and the Eid the price reached IDR 40,000 per kilogram. Though the price fell, the demand for chicken meat used to make lawar was not too much. Such condition had an impact on the demand for chicken meat on the Pagerwesi that was not too much as the demand for pork. “Although the price is down, only few people purchased it because most consumers are looking for pork,” he added. (kmb)

Nationalism of a remote village in Bangli

TAMPUAGAN hamlet, Peninjoan village, is one of the remote villages in Bangli County. Despite at remote location, the nationalism owned by local residents far exceeds the nationalism of residents living in urban areas. It is evident from the compactness of Tampuagan residents in welcoming the 68th anniversary of the Independence Day of the RI. Tampuagan village simultaneously install red-and-white penjor in the entrance gates of their house compound. None of the residents forget the attribute of the independence. Based on observation at Tampuagan on Tuesday (Aug 13), the atmosphere of welcoming the Independence Day looked so vibrant. Dozens of people’s homes seemed to have been simultaneously embellished with red-and-white penjor and the other attributes of the independence. The penjor customarily decorated with young palm leaves and used to complement the ritual paraphernalia in the Balinese Hindu community was then embellished with red-and-white flag on the edge of bamboo pole. Chief of Tampuagan hamlet, Dewa Nyoman Kartika, explained that other than appealed by the government, the installation of the red-and-white penjor was also a manifestation of love and nationalism of local residents. “Aside from being appealed by the government, we put the red-and-white penjor based on the awareness of nationalism. We realize how difficult our predecessors should fight for the sake of the independence. Now, it’s much easier for us just to install the redand-white flag,” he said. Nevertheless, he admitted that residents previously had an

obstacle related to the red-and-white flags and banners. At the initiative of the village authority, each family was then given a flag and banner. Kartika said the red-and-white penjor flag had been simultaneously mounted by residents since August 11. A total of 56 pieces of red-and-white penjor were installed at Tampuagan. They were equivalent to the number of entrance gates of the house compound. Thus, it could be said that all the houses at Tampuagan hamlet had installed the red-andwhite penjor. Meanwhile, in Bangli County, the installation of red-and-white penjor was part of the competition to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day. Competition assessment had been carried out for two days from Monday (Aug 12) to Tuesday (Aug 13) by the element of District Military Command, Police and Bangli government, in this case the Bangli Culture and Tourism Agency. According to Territorial Section Officer of the 1626 Bangli District Military Command, IB Mahendra, so far the number of red-andwhite penjor installed in Bangli County had reached 2,673 pieces. They spread across four subdistricts namely 863 pieces in Bangli subdistrict, 597 pieces in Susut, 824 pieces in Tembuku and 426 pieces in Kintamani. Criteria of the assessment were in terms of the height of bamboo pole that should be approximately 10-12 meters, bamboo shape, red-and-white banner, red-and-white flag, bakang-bakang, sampian penjor, leaf decoration, neatness, harmony, ornaments, and cohesiveness of each village.

Mahendra said the implementation of competition aimed to revive the nationalism and love of the community, especially the people of Bangli to Indonesia as their fatherland. “Aside from serving as the element

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Tourists battle against strong wind near the waterfront in Hong Kong Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Typhoon Utor lashed Hong Kong with wind and rain, closing down the bustling Asian financial center Wednesday before sweeping toward mainland China.

Typhoon lands in China after Hong Kong shuts down BEIJING - Tens of thousands of people were evacuated as a powerful typhoon thundered into southern China on Wednesday after shutting down the bustling Asian financial center of Hong Kong. Packing high winds and torrential rain, Typhoon Utor forced the closure of schools, offices, shopping centers and construction sites in cities along its path northwest across Guangdong province. More than 60,000 people were evacuated in the city of Maoming alone, while another 98,000 were moved to safety to the south on the island province of Hainan, where 26,000 fishing boats were also ordered to shelter in harbors. Flights and ferry services were suspended on the island, stranding thousands of travelers. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries on the

mainland due to the storm, which was packing sustained gale force winds of 145 kilometers (90 miles) per hour. In Hong Kong, offices, schools and courts were shut and the stock market halted trading, bringing an eerie calm to the normally busy southern Chinese commercial hub. More than 350 flights were canceled or delayed and bus and commuter ferry services were curtailed. Six people in Hong Kong were reported injured. Strong winds blew down 21 trees, but otherwise the city emerged largely unscathed. Utor was the world’s strongest typhoon of the year before it

crossed the Philippines earlier this week, leaving at least seven people dead and four missing. One woman in northeastern Isabela province was seen on camera being swept away by a raging river. Her body was found later. Dozens of fishermen were missing after the storm but most have since returned home, officials said. Rescuers were still struggling to reach at least three isolated towns in the hardest-hit Aurora province, where the typhoon slammed ashore. “As of now, we don’t have communication (with the three towns) and the roads are not passable, even to motorcycles, due to landslides, rockslides and uprooted trees,” said Rey Balido, spokesman for the national disaster agency. He said authorities were taking alternate routes and that the Philippine air force will deliver relief goods.

DONG HA, Vietnam - Nguyen Xuan Thiet knew the copper band around the base of the American bomb left over from the Vietnam War could fetch him up to a dollar at the scrap yard. So he clasped the projectile between his bare feet, and began banging with a chisel to pry out the precious metal. It was nearly the final act of his life. The bomb exploded, tearing both legs off below the knees and four fingers. Only the quick work of a friend - who lashed tourniquets around his limbs, hurled him on the back of a motorbike and sped to a hospital - saved his life. On Aug. 15, 1973, the United States flew its final bombing mission over Southeast Asia, ending the country’s direct military involvement in the war. Forty years later, victims are still falling in one of the grimmest legacies of the conflict. Last year alone, there were at least 500 casualties in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from unexploded bombs and other ordnance, according to activists and government databases. The most heavily contaminated province in Vietnam is Quang Tri, where fighting between U.S. and Vietnamese forces was at its fiercest. The region is now one of the poorest in the country. The prices

of steel and copper are continually rising, maintaining incentives for collectors even as much of the lightly buried scrap has already been harvested. “Unexploded ordnance is a resource; we have to exploit it,” said Thiet who after the accident in late 2011 had prosthetic limbs fitted courtesy of an American charity funded mostly by the U.S government. “If I hadn’t lost my legs, I would still go out to collect scrap metal.” Collecting scrap is not illegal in Vietnam, but handling unexploded ordnance is. Many collectors say they now leave dangerous items in the field and concentrate on the tons of other war remnants like exploded bomb casing, machinery and vehicles. Scrap metal dealers also say they refuse live munitions. Yet it is clear there are people prepared to defuse unexploded bombs to harvest and sell their casings as well as their explosives, which are used in the fishing and mining industry. Neatly sawn projectiles and other bomb parts are easy to find in roadside scrap yards. “There are people who do that, but they keep it quiet,” said Nguyen Van Binh, a scrapyard owner who recently paid $4,000 for a large haul of war scrap from across the border in Laos, including 500-pound bomb casings and mounds of bomb fragments.

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In this Wednesday, July 31, 2013 photo, leftover ordinance from the Vietnam War sends smoke and debris high into the air as they were blown up in Vinh Thai, Vietnam.

Italian president says Berlusconi conviction definitive Reuters

Ths situation on Tampuagan Village, Bangli, near Indonesian Indepence Day

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ROME - President Giorgio Napolitano on Tuesday ruled out any reversal of a tax fraud conviction against Silvio Berlusconi and issued a stern warning to his party against trying to bring down the government over the issue. Napolitano’s statement that the

law must take its course dashed hopes in Berlusconi’s People of Freedom (PDL) party that the head of state would find a way to allow the former prime minister to continue his leadership of the center-right without restriction despite a jail sentence. The party says that curtailing Berlusconi’s political activity would rob the 10 million people who voted

for him in February’s election of their democratic choice. Several of its leading members had pressed Napolitano to find a way out. “Any definitive sentence, and the consequent obligation of applying it, cannot but be taken into account,” Napolitano said in a statement, warning against any “fatal” crisis in Enrico Letta’s fragile left-right coalition gov-

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of competition, the installation of red-andwhite penjor is also to inflame the spirit of the independence on today’s society, which lately has begun to fade,” said the captain from Tabanan.

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ernment at a time when Italy is stuck in its worst postwar recession. Earlier, Berlusconi’s oldest daughter Marina, 47, who heads his 6.6 billion euro business empire, flatly dismissed speculation that she could become the PDL figurehead to run the party while her father was out of circulation. The supreme court this month

confirmed a four-year jail sentence - commuted to one year - on Berlusconi for a giant tax fraud at his Mediaset broadcasting empire. Napolitano noted that Berlusconi would not be expected to go to jail. Because of his age, the billionaire businessman is likely to serve the sentence under house arrest or doing community service.


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Kim Kiwoong, right, the head of South Korea’s working-level delegation talks with his North Korean counterpart Park Chol Su, left, during their meeting at Kaesong Industrial District Management Committee in Kaesong, North Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

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PAJU — Officials from North and South Korea resumed crucial talks Wednesday about reopening a shuttered factory park the rivals jointly ran until Pyongyang pulled out its workers in April. Korean labor. It was also a rare source of hard currency for North Korea, though the economically depressed country chafed at suggestions that it needed the money Kaesong generated. The talks come a day before a holiday in both Koreas that celebrates independence from Japan’s 1910-1945 colonial rule. Next week Seoul and Washington plan a massive joint military drill. Pyongyang used a previous routine drill between the allies, along with U.N. sanctions over its February nuclear test, to justify its outburst of threatening rhetoric in March and April. The decade-old industrial park had survived previous periods of tension, including attacks blamed on Pyongyang that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010, and the shutdown of other big cooperation projects. By the end of 2012, South Korean companies had produced a total $2 billion worth of goods during the previous eight years. North Korea is estimated to have received $80 million in workers’ salaries in 2012, an average of $127

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BP sues US over contract ban after 2010 Gulf spill

The industrial complex in North Korea’s third-largest city, Kaesong, had been the last symbol of cooperation between the Koreas until Pyongyang halted operations during a torrent of threats earlier this year that included vows of nuclear strikes on Washington and Seoul. Six rounds of talks on restarting operations there went nowhere, and the last meeting ended in a scuffle between North Korean and South Korean delegates. Ties have improved somewhat in recent weeks, and North Korean state media have published recent articles expressing eagerness for better relations. But there’s still skepticism the Koreas can settle their differences and put aside the animosity that had both countries trading threats in March and April. Seoul has been pushing for Pyongyang to provide guarantees that it won’t unilaterally shut down Kaesong when tensions rise again. The industrial park, which lies just across the heavily armed border from Paju, South Korea, combined South Korean initiative, capital and technology with cheap North

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a month per person, paid in U.S. dollars, according to the Unification Ministry. For North Korea, the park’s resumption is important because the country wants to draw outside investment to revive the economy, said Chang Yong Seok, a senior researcher at Seoul National University’s Institute for Peace and Unification Studies. Pyongyang has to take care of its 53,000 Kaesong workers, and wants a return of the hard currency Kaesong provided, Chang said. Analyst Kim Jin Moo at the state-run Korea Institute for Defense Analyses in Seoul said Kaesong’s possible permanent closure would also be a burden for the government of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who started a single five-year term in January. Park’s government would receive harsh criticism at home if Kaesong is permanently closed, Kim said. Park has vowed a tough response to any North Korean provocations but has also supported a policy meant to build trust and encourage dialogue with Pyongyang.

NEW YORK CITY - Oil firm BP has filed suit against the US government for banning it from federal contracts after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, documents showed Tuesday. In a suit filed in federal court in Texas, BP said the ban last year by the US Environmental Protection Agency, which locked it out of new business with the government, surpassed the agency’s authority and constituted an abuse of power. It said the EPA issued disqualifications of BP units in November 2012 and January and February this year while the two sides were negotiating a settlement that would allow BP to continue receiving US government contracts and oil exploration leases. But after the disaster and prior to the EPA decisions, BP said, the government had in fact allowed it to continue receiving such contracts, assessing it officially as a responsible government contractor. “EPA’s decision to suspend did not address the overwhelming evidence and record of BP’s present responsibility as a government contractor and leaseholder,” the suit said. It “did not attempt to explain how or why immediate suspension was necessary to protect the public interest, as federal law requires.” BP argued that the company had already been punished for the oil spill and that it faces “irreparable harm” if the bans are not lifted. It labelled the EPA’s action “punitive, arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of EPA’s discretion.” Eleven people died and 4.9 million barrels of oil gushed into the Gulf over a three-month period in the April 2010 accident off the coast of Louisiana, wreaking havoc on the region’s environment and economy.

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BANGLI - To develop the geopark area, the Regent of Bangli, I Made Gianyar welcomed the presence of investors wishing to arrange the region. He admitted that so far there had been some investor offering the arrangement program to the Batur region into a valuable potential, such as by making a natural tourism. He explained that conceptually in the middle of the tourism park would be built a golf course. The pockmarked land would evenly backfilled with soil and planted with grass and trees. Thus, the barren area would turn green again. “Well, if this can be realized, I’m sure the view from the top will be more beautiful,” said Gianyar. The regent judged if the caldera area was neglected as the current condition, the environment would inevitably grow damaged by degrees. “If neglected, it has higher possibility to be damaged. However, with a new touch, I think it can be saved,” he said. Nevertheless, the regent hoped the presence of investors could also lead them to think about the people’s prosperity. So, the presence of investors could really help improve the local economy. He explained the first measure to be taken by the government in

this case was making data collection on the material diggers operating in the Batur area. Once recorded, the government would arrange their mindset so they would be ready to be adopted and hired as employees by the investors. Although the regent admitted to have the same idea as the investors, he still selectively accepted the offer. Besides, the regent also proposed a number of requirements to the investors. “On behalf of the people of Bangli and officially serve as a regent, I have the same ideas as the investors, but I still restrict it. I propose some requirements. Firstly, the ideas must not conflict with religious values, social values and local culture. Similarly, the must not be inconsistent with the concept of geopark management, and the applicable legislation,” he said. This number one man in Bangli hoped that all of the plans could be realized in 2014. (ina)

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To develop the geopark area, the Regent of Bangli, I Made Gianyar welcomed the presence of investors wishing to arrange the region.

Sale turnover of red-and-white flag reaches million of rupiahs Bali Post

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HONG KONG — Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. scratched out a small first-half profit as weak global demand continued to batter its air cargo business. The carrier said Wednesday it earned 24 million Hong Kong dollars ($3.1 million) in the January-June period. That’s a turnaround from the restated HK$929 million it lost in the same period last year, but much less than the HK$934 million forecast by a FactSet survey of analysts. Hong Kong’s biggest airline said cargo revenue fell 5 percent to HK$11.3 billion from the year before. Demand has been weak since April 2011, Chairman Christopher Pratt said in a statement. “There is still no sign of sustained improvement,” Pratt said. Cathay, the world’s biggest international air cargo carrier, said it faced stronger competition on cargo routes to Europe and Shanghai and weaker demand from Japan. It cut its schedule to the mainland Chinese city of Zhengzhou in half because of reduced demand from major high-tech manufacturers. Cathay said its passenger business saw some improvement. But it earned less money from passengers in North Asia as travel was hurt by the outbreak of H7N9 avian flu and geopolitical turmoil. The high price of jet fuel, the airline’s single biggest expense, continued to have an “adverse” effect.

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Aside from being famous for its tourist destination, for most residents Bali remains to become a fortune land to pursue livelihood. Various moments can be taken advantage to make a living, without exception for days ahead of the Independence Day falling on Saturday (Aug 17).

DENPASAR - Aside from being famous for its tourist destination, for most residents Bali remains to become a fortune land to pursue livelihood. Various moments can be taken advantage to make a living, without exception for days ahead of the Independence Day falling on Saturday (Aug 17). On the anniversary day of Indonesia, Asep, 29, along with a number of friends from West Java were looking for a strategic location to sell red-and-white flags and banners around the Jalan Gatot Subroto Denpasar. He admitted the turnover of his flag sales was pretty good this year compared to last year. “Last year, the condition was really quiet. But this year, I get quite a lot of buyers,” he revealed. So far, he said the transaction had reached over 70 percent, and would continue to rise until one day before the celebration. He added the high demand of flag this year happened because he offered various types of flag starting from banners, penjor-style flag, background flag, flag with eagle emblem and small size flag for car to red-and-white flag of diverse sizes for home use. “Penjor-style flag and background flag dominate my current sales. The buyers are mostly the government agencies, offices, households to small businesses,” he said. The penjor-style flag was in the highest demand because it was closely associated with Balinese community life. Penjor-style flag was just needed to be mounted on the side of bamboo and could be decorated with young coconut leaf as in the making of penjor. In terms of appearance, it was very typical of Balinese culture.

For red-and-white banner with the length of 3 meter or 4 meter, Asep sold it for IDR 25,000 to IDR 50,000, regular flag from IDR 15,000 to IDR 50,000, penjor-style flag above IDR 100,000 and background flag could reach IDR 200,000 to IDR 350,000 with a length of 10 meters. For every unit flag, he could get profit of IDR 3,000. Such profit could not be obtained when peddling on normal days. “Since I peddled in the mid of July up to now, the profit obtained reaches approximately IDR 8 million. So far, the transaction has reached 70 percent and it is estimated to continue to rise until one day before the celebration,” he explained. Another flag seller, Ragil, 30, a resident from Purwokerto peddling at Renon area, Denpasar, admitted that since peddling from July 16, he could sell dozens of flags and banners. Most sales occurred on August 1 and 2. On the second day, he could sell 40 pieces. “The buyers averagely admitted to buy flag for the celebration of the Independence Day on August 17 at home and decorate the office,” he said. Each item was almost sold at the same price as the merchandise of Asep. Probably, the difference only ranged from IDR 5,000 to IDR 10,000. “I take the merchandise from my boss. When coming here, I brought 100 pieces. If they are unsold, they can be returned,” revealed the man having a child. Ragil come to Bali with two friends. Previously, he was selling in Surabaya. “Over time, many people are also selling so I am looking for a new place. Beyond August celebration, I usually work as a book salesperson,” he said. (kmb28)


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Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi surround a burning police car during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo’s Mohandessin neighborhood, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

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CAIRO - Egyptian security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, swept in Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps of supporters of the country’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites. At least three members of the security forces were confirmed to have died in the morning’s crackdown in Cairo, while the Health Ministry said nine protesters were killed and over 80 were injured. The political arm of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood claimed that more than 500 protesters were killed and some 9,000 wounded in the two camps on opposite ends of the city, but there was no official confirmation of the Islamist group’s figures. There was nothing in the footage provided by the Associated Press or local TV networks that suggests such a high death toll. Mohammed el-Beltagy, a senior Brotherhood leader, put the death toll at more than 300 and called on the police and army troops to mutiny against their commanders and on Egyptians to take to the streets to show their disapproval of Wednesday’s raids on the sit-ins. “Oh, Egyptian people, your brothers are in the square ... Are you going to remain silent until the genocide is completed?” said el-Beltagy, who is wanted by authorities to answer allegations of inciting violence. The smaller of the two camps was cleared of protesters by late morning, with most of them taking refuge in

the nearby Orman botanical gardens, inside the sprawling campus of Cairo University and the zoo. An AP reporter at the scene said security forces were chasing the protesters in the zoo. Security forces have stormed the larger camp in the eastern Cairo district of Nasr City and were closing in on a mosque that has served as the epicenter of vigil. Several leaders of Morsi’s Brotherhood are thought to have been staying inside the mosque. Wednesday’s attacks on the two pro-Morsi camps are the latest chapter in the turmoil that has roiled Egypt since the 2011 ouster of autocrat Hosni Mubarak and are likely to deepen the nation’s division between the camp of Islamists led by the Muslim Brotherhood on one side, and secularists, liberals, moderate Muslims and minority Christians on the other. One of the security officials said a total of 200 protesters were arrested from both sites on Wednesday. The pro-Morsi Anti-Coup alliance claimed that security forces used live ammunition, but the Interior Ministry, which is in charge of the police, said its forces only used tear gas and that they came under fire from the camp. “The world cannot sit back and watch while innocent men, women

and children are being indiscriminately slaughtered. The world must stand up to the military junta’s crime before it is too late,” said a statement by the Brotherhood’s media office in London emailed to the AP in Cairo. Islam Tawfiq, a Brotherhood member at the Nasr city sit-in said the camp’s medical center was filled with dead bodies and that the injured included children. “No one can leave and those who do are either arrested or beaten up,” he told the AP. The Interior Ministry statement also warned that forces would deal firmly with protesters who were acting “irresponsibly,” suggesting that it would respond in kind if its men are fired upon. It said it would guarantee safe passage to all who want to leave the Nasr City site but would arrest those wanted for questioning by prosecutors. The security officials said train services between the north and south of the country have been suspended in a bid to prevent supporters of the ousted Morsi from travelling to Cairo to reinforce fellow Islamists. Clashes erupted on a major road in Cairo’s upscale Mohandiseen district when poro-Morsi protesters opened fire on passing cars and pedestrians. Police used tear gas top chase them away.

NEW DELHI — Eighteen sailors were trapped aboard a submarine that caught fire and sank Wednesday morning after an explosion, an Indian navy official said. He said other sailors were working frantically to save them. The diesel-powered submarine sank at its home port in Mumbai. The fire was extinguished in about two hours but the official said the sailors had not been recovered and it is unclear whether any were killed or injured. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters. The official said that when the blast occurred, some sailors of other nearby units jumped into the sea in panic. He says some were injured and hospitalized. One man standing outside the dockyard who declined to give his name said he heard a sound like a rocket or jet engine, then a blast. Another witness said the sky turned red after the explosion. Navy spokesman Narendra Vispute said efforts were being made to determine the safety of the personnel and salvage the submarine. Indian news channel NDTV said a loud explosion was heard and a huge flame leapt up in the sky. Nearly a dozen fire engines rushed to the dockyard to douse the fire. Afterward, the sub was nearly submerged at its berth in the naval dockyard. Vispute said the cause of the explosion is being investigated. Further details were not available. The 16-year-old Russian-made submarine, INS Sindhurakshak, had recently returned from Russia after undergoing an overhaul and upgrade, said Rahul Bedi, an analyst for the independent Jane’s Information Group. India has 14 diesel-powered submarines, he said. Last year, India acquired a Russian Nerpa nuclear submarine for its navy on a 10-year lease from Russia at a cost of nearly $1 billion. India also has designed and built its own nuclear submarine; the navy activated the atomic reactor on that vessel Saturday and could deploy it in the next two years. India has steadily built up its naval capabilities in recent years, spurred by its rivalry with neighboring China.

Son of Monaco’s Princess Caroline to wed Aug. 31 Associated Press Writer

PARIS - Monaco’s palace says Andrea Casiraghi, the oldest son of Princess Caroline and second in line to the principality’s throne, is to marry at the end of the month. The Monaco palace said he would marry Colombian heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo on Aug. 31, but gave no details on the wedding. The couple have been engaged for a year and she gave birth to a son in March. The 29-year-old Casiraghi is the nephew of Monaco’s ruling sovereign, Prince Albert II, who himself ended decades of bachelorhood in 2011 when he wed South African former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock.

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Prince Albert II of Monaco, his wife Princess Charlene (L) and sister Princess Caroline of Hanover (R) arrive to attend the Red Cross Gala in Monte Carlo August 2, 2013.

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Rudi Rubiandini, head of Indonesian energy regulator SKKMigas, speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in Jakarta in this March 6, 2013 file photo. Indonesian media reported on August 14, 2013 that the Southeast Asian country’s anti-graft agency had arrested Rubiandini for alleged corruption.

Energy regulator chief held over graft claims

JAKARTA - Greenpeace Indonesia says Indonesia’s rich marine resources are facing various threats that could cuase a decline in fish stocks in the country’s waters. “Indonesia’s fish stocks have continued to drop due to degradation and overfishing,” the non-governmental organization’s sea campaigner Arifsyah Nasution said on Wednesday. He said the threats on marine resources include destructive fishing practices, climate change, coastal development and mining projects. As an example he referred to a multinational mining operation in Papua that dumps more than 200,000 tons of tailing per day to rivers and the sea. “Until 2006 the company is estimated to have dumped more than three billion tons of tailing,” he said. Greenpeace has raised the threats faced by Indonesia in its report titled “Indonesia Sea is in Crisis” on sea ecosystem from waste dumps, sedimentation, illegal and destructive fishing, mining operations and climate change. “Greenpeace is conducting a sea campaign in Indonesia to preserve the country’s richness in marine resources,” Arifsyah said. He said the campaign is also important with regard to preserving regional and global marine resources, adding that Indonesia is one of the world’s third biggest fish producers after China and Peru. “Indonesia as one of the world’s biggest archipelago countries could play a significant role in leading regional and global initiative towards responsible and sustainable exploitation of marine resources,” he said. Arifsyah said Indonesia’s vision to become a sovereign, progressive, just and prosperous country by 2025 must also cover its sea future. He said the vision must make the country free of illegal and destructive fishing practices, protected by local communities that have been given marine resource sustainable management knowledge. “The vision will be achievable if the government and the whole people of Indonesia work together,” he said.

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JAKARTA - The head of Indonesia’s main energy regulator has been detained over bribery allegations, an official said Wednesday, in a move that could hurt investor sentiment in Southeast Asia’s top economy. Rudi Rubiandini was detained at his house in the capital Jakarta late Tuesday with more than $400,000 in cash as he met with two men, according to anti-graft agency the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). The arrest comes as foreign companies are battling fast-changing industry regulations and legal uncertainty in the Indonesian energy sector. Last month three employees of a local subsidiary of US energy giant Chevron were jailed over graft allegations. Rubiandini, head of upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas, was now being questioned, said KPK spokesman Johan Budi. “He has not officially been named a suspect yet,” he told AFP,

without giving further details of the allegations against him. The two other men with him in his house were also arrested, while a third was detained at a Jakarta apartment, said the spokesman. Budi said at least $400,000 was seized from Rubiandini’s house but he did not know the final amount as officials were still counting the money. A BMW motorbike was also seized and his driver and two security guards were detained, said Budi. As the upstream oil and gas regulator, SKK Migas deals with the search, recovery and production of crude oil and natural gas. SKK Migas insisted in a statement on its website that operations were running normally despite the

arrest. However Martin Hughes, director of consultancy Business Risk Indonesia, warned: “In the short term, things might be strained and tumultuous in the department. “We might see delays, like in the releasing of permits for example, and that might cause nervousness among investors.” But he added that investors might view it positively in the long term: “It’s good to see the KPK going after a few of the more important people.” Indonesia is one of the world’s most corrupt countries. Transparency International last year ranked the country 118th out of 176 countries on its annual index, which rates the least to the most corrupt states.

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A jobless man, Dwi Waryono, holds a placard advertising his kidney for sale as he stands in front of a billboard featuring a portrait of Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono in Jakarta August 12, 2013. Dwi Waryono, who lives in Purwakarta, West Java province, plans to sell his kidney to pay for the school entrance fees for his two children, which he says will cost around three million rupiah ($300). The placard reads: “I was a blood donor. I will donate my kidney to pay for the cost of my children’s schooling.”


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Destination Beratan Lake

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Beratan Lake is a shallow lake with the high caldera about 1231m above sea level and it is located at Bedugul, the famous tourist destinations in Bali. This lake have wide 3,8 km2 and also its deepness is up to 22 meters. The water volume in this lake is about 0,049 km3, so Beratan Lake is the closed lake. Tourist can access the Beratan Lake through the dock which have been provided or desist around Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. In this place, the visitor can do various activities like doing recreation to look around in dock or do the other outdoor activities. The various water recreation activities can also be conducted here, for example riding the boat motorize to circle the lake, parasailing, canoeing with the traditional boat, banana

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boating, water skiing, and others. Fishing activities are also available in this places for who one love fishing in the lake. Beratan Lake is situated in the plateau area with cool atmosphere surround it. It is an ideal place for relaxation while enjoy the beautiful panorama of lake. The accommodations are also available in this area where is the perfect place for overnight stay, resting and enjoy the beautiful panoramic of lake with the Ulun Danu Temple as a magnificence. The small scale of agriculture activities are likely conducted around this lake and can be perceived at the same time circle around it. If we encircle it, we can take photograph with the beautiful background view or make the picture sketch face in painting mini studio at the lakeside with a short time as a souvenir.

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Robert Heffernan wins 50K walk at worlds Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW — Robert Heffernan pulled away in the last 10 kilometers to win the gold medal in the 50-kilometer walk Wednesday, giving Ireland its first men’s world championship title in 30 years. Heffernan’s gold came 30 years to the day after Eamonn Coughlan won the 5,000 meters in 1983. Ireland’s last gold medal was 18 years ago when Sonia O’Sullivan won the 5,000. The walk began shortly after an early-morning storm and finished in warm sunshine 3 hours, 37 minutes, 56 seconds later, the time it took Heffernan to cover the grueling distance. He was fourth at last year’s Olympics. “I didn’t get carried away for any part of the race. I was just going K by K (kilometer by kilometer), and I tried not to get emotional about anything,” Heffernan said. “It was only coming into the stadium I felt as if I was watching

myself on the outside, like I was looking at myself on the big screen. And I felt ‘It looks good ... you look good, like.’ So I just rolled with it.” Mikhail Ryzhov of Russia took the silver, 1:02 behind, and Jared Tallent of Australia, silver medalist at the past two Olympics, had to settle for bronze, 2:07 back. He also won the bronze at the worlds two years ago. Olympic champion and 2009 world gold medalist Sergey Kirdyapkin pulled out shortly before the championships. With no evening session, the walk was the only medal event Wednesday. Ryzhov and Tallent were among the early leaders that also included Ivan Nosk-

ov of Russia, Yohann Diuniz of France and Grzegorz Sudol of Poland, with the lead switching hands. Heffernan joined the group halfway into the race and by the 37th kilometer he and Ryzhov were slightly ahead. At the 40th, Heffernan had a 12-second lead over Ryzhov. He increased that to 18 seconds with five kilometers left. The Irishman kept building his lead and was smiling broadly as he entered the sparsely filled Luzhniki Stadium on his own. After wrapping himself with an Irish flag, he embraced his wife Marian.

Sharapova-Connors Combo Off To Rocky Start

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CINCINNATI - The Maria Sharapova-Jimmy Connors partnership got off to a rocky start on Tuesday as Sloane Stephens shocked the third ranked Russian 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3 at the Western and Southern Open. Victoria Azarenka also made a shaky return following a brief injury layoff but recovered to dispose of American qualifier Vania King 6-1 7-6(6) and reach the last 16. While it is too early to tell if Sharapova and Connors can produce the same kind of success Andy Murray has enjoyed since recruiting Ivan Lendl as his coach, the first step was far from a positive one. “Obviously I didn’t lose today because I didn’t imple-

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Maria Sharapova, from Russia, reacts while losing in an upset to Sloane Stephens, from the United States, in a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, August 13, 2013, in Mason, Ohio.

ment what we were working on,” Sharapova told reporters. “The things that we’re working on ... are to improve with the game I have. “So, obviously, it’s tough to lose at this stage but just got to keep working hard and keep moving forward.” Stephens, ranked 17th in the world, was always going to be a tricky test for Sharapova and the loss likely had more to do with her seven-week injury layoff than the new coaching relationship with Connors, who oozed grit and determination to build a Hall of Fame career. On the sidelines with an injured left hip since a second round loss at Wimbledon, Sharapova moved effortlessly across the Cincinnati hardcourt but her play lacked sharpness, the Russian committing over 60 unforced errors and seven double faults. “I stopped being patient and I started making a lot more errors, errors that I shouldn’t make,” said Sharapova. “Obviously I haven’t played in a long time but I can’t make that excuse for myself because I’ve got to be ready from the first match. “So it’s obviously disappointing, but that’s the way it goes in this game.”

FLUSTERED Connors would have been pleased with Sharapova’s opening set but likely more impressed with the grit shown by her young opponent, who refused to buckle and battled back from 0-2 down in the second to force it to a tiebreak, which she took 7-5. Looking on from the stands, Connors was dressed like he came to work with his long-sleeved white shirt rolled up the elbows and glasses dipped on his nose. But there was nothing the nine-time grand slam winner could do as he watched his student unravel in the third set except hang his head. Stephens left the door open for Sharapova as she struggled to close out the match, twice double-faulting on match point, before the Russian finally committed the last of her unforced errors by spraying a return long and wide. “I rarely double fault, so for me to double fault twice on both match points was a little flustering but I was glad to get through it,” said Stephens. The match was the highlight of a busy day at the Western and Southern Open, which brings together the top players from the ATP and WTA Tours in a joint event that for many will serve as their final tune-up to the Aug. 26-Sept. 9 U.S. Open.

Australia’s Jared Tallent reacts as he goes cross the finish line in third place in the men’s 50 kilometer race walk at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

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Brazil Players Told To Put Their Country Before Money Reuters

Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie, left, celebrates his goal against Wigan Athletic with teammate Phil Jones during their English FA Community Shield soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.

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English Premier League begins post-Ferguson era Associated Press Writer

LONDON — For English football, it has long seemed unthinkable: a league season starting without the finger-jabbing, combative colossus of management on the touchlines. Alex Ferguson will be a bystander for the first time since 1986, watching from afar as Manchester United starts its pursuit of a record-extending 21st English title. David Moyes now carries that responsibility. Widely admired during 11 years at Everton despite failing to collect a major honor, Moyes was hand-picked by Ferguson in the biggest decision — gamble, perhaps — taken by the owning Glazer family. “People are asking whether we can win the trophy again. Can we still be champions?” captain Nemanja Vidic acknowledged. Although he openly flirted with United in the months before Ferguson’s retirement was publicly disclosed, Jose Mourinho — one of the most talented but temperamental managers of his generation — wasn’t approached for the job. The charismatic Portuguese

is back in the Premier League, though, after six years collecting trophies with Inter Milan and Real Madrid. Claiming to have mellowed since leaving Chelsea after a fallout, Mourinho is widely expected to return to his combustible self once the season begins and produce the touchline tantrums Ferguson can no longer provide. Just a week into the season, the 50-year-old managers will get a chance to size each other up in a match that could set the tone for the opening weeks, with United hosting Chelsea. “That game will not decide who is going to be champions,” Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic said.

“But it will decide a lot of things about the confidence.” By then, the Blues may have gained an edge by having played an extra game. United will only have played once — its title defense begins Saturday at Swansea, following last weekend’s 2-0 win over Wigan in the Community Shield. Ill-feeling between the sides has been inflamed by Chelsea’s hostile pursuit of United striker Wayne Rooney. Mourinho insists he’s not engaging in “mind games” with Moyes, but has still offered a few pointed words of advice. “One of the most difficult things in the club is to create a victory culture,

where you walk through the door and you smell the success, you smell confidence, you smell selfesteem,” said Mourinho, who has won league titles in England, Spain, Italy and Portugal. “David is in a big club and that is a big help — everybody knows how to win. Of course, it is up to him now.” And he knows just how daunting the task is. “There has to be an element of fear that comes with managing a club like Manchester United,” Moyes said. With the spotlight on Mourinho and Moyes, Manuel Pellegrini has been able to make a quiet start to his first job in English management. The 59-year-old Chilean left Malaga for Manchester City after Roberto Mancini was fired for failing to follow up the 2011-12 Premier League title with a single trophy last season, finishing 11 points behind United in second.

Ta l k of dressing r o o m disharmony has melted away as Pellegrini started to re-shape the squad, spending more than $130 million on strikers Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo, midfielder Fernandinho and winger Jesus Navas. Such a lavish outlay was easily affordable for the oil-rich Abu Dhabi ownership, but the spending could pose a challenge in complying with UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations, a requirement of playing in the Champions League. By contrast, United failed in its pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, and even more ambitious thoughts of bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford from Madrid. Chelsea might have missed out on Rooney, but around $40 million has still been spent on signing striker Andre Schuerrle and midfielder Marco van Ginkel.

BASEL - Brazil’s players must keep playing regularly at club level, even if it is in the “tenth division”, and put their country ahead of financial concerns if they want to keep their places in the team for the World Cup, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said Tuesday. “Big Phil” fired off the warnings as the team re-assembled for the first time since their spectacular Confederations Cup win in June, telling the players there was still a long road ahead until the 2014 World Cup. He said Brazil’s players needed to carefully consider their club careers and go where they were likely to get a regular game, rather than making decisions based purely on financial considerations. “A player who wants to play for Brazil has to think about the national team and not just think about the monetary side,” Scolari told reporters on the eve of a friendly away to Switzerland, the first of the season. “The spirit we showed at the Confederations Cup was absolutely spectacular. But now it’s over and we’re on a new path. The athletes have to remember that a lot can happen - players not getting regular games, transfers, players dropping out of favour at their clubs... “The players know that nobody has made sure of their place. We played well (at the Confederations Cup), but they have to play at their clubs so they can be picked. “Some players have credit in the bank, but credit can dry up and that is how it has to be,” he added. Five-times champions Brazil won all five of their matches at the Confederations Cup in June, capping their run with a 3-0 demolition of world and European champions Spain in the final. Their performance resurrected public confidence in the team as they aim for a sixth world title on home soil next year, erasing previous doubts about whether Brazil were good enough. Scolari said he was especially concerned about the situation of goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who has not settled on his future after playing for Queen’s Park Rangers last season. “I’m worried and he knows that,” said Scolari. “If possible, he needs to try and play, it doesn’t matter if it’s in the second division, third division or tenth division. “I want to be able to see how they are playing and if they are in the right state.” Scolari said that three or four players in particular were under the microscope. “I still have three or four situations I have to analyse and consider whether there are players who are better than the ones we have now. “We have six or seven games to see if it’s worth it or not.” He also admitted that winning the Confederations Cup was not particularly a good omen as previous wins were followed by disappointing quarter-final exits at the following year’s World Cup. AP Photo/Keystone, Georgios Kefalas

Luiz Felipe Scolari, head coach of Brazil’s national soccer team attends a training session in the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

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Obi Mikel Misses Nigeria Friendly With Stomach Bug

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DURBAN - A stomach bug has ruled midfilder John Obi Mikel out of Nigeria’s return to South Africa just over six months since winning the African Nations Cup. Coach Stephen Keshi made the announcement at a media conference on Tuesday but added that Victor Moses, Obi Mikel’s Chelsea club mate, would return to the side after missing June’s Confederations Cup in Brazil because of injury. Obi Mikel joins new Fenerbahce signing Emmanuel Emenike, goalkeeper Victor Enyeama and 19-year-old centre back Kenneth Omeruo on the sidelines. Wednesday’s match against South Africa at the Moses Mabhida Stadium is a warm-up for both countries before key World Cup qualifiers next month. Nigeria were surprise Nations Cup winners at the tournament in South Africa in January and February.

Chelsea’s Mikel maneuvers the ball at the Guinness International Champions Cup, on Sunday, August, 4, 2013 in East Rutherford, NJ.

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Atletico Tie Brazilian Striker Costa Until 2018 Reuters

MADRID - Atletico Madrid have agreed a three-year contract extension with Brazilian striker Diego Costa which secures his services in the Spanish capital until 2018, the La Liga club said on Wednesday. The 24-year-old scored 20

goals in all competitions last season, and was top scorer in the King’s Cup with eight, as the side went on to lift the trophy beating Real Madrid 2-1 in the final. “Costa is one of the key pieces in the team and it continues our policy of trying to maintain the group that have brought us so much success in recent years,”

Atletico sports director Jose Luis Caminero told the club website. “Extending his contract was one of our objectives.” Atletico, who finished third in La Liga last season to qualify for the Champions League group stages, open their league campaign away to Sevilla on Sunday.

Striker Johannsson Cleared By FIFA For U.S Switch Reuters

United States coach Juergen Klinsmann can call on former Iceland Under-21 striker Aron Johannsson for Wednesday’s friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina after the player’s nationality switch was approved by FIFA. Johannsson was called up for the game in Sarajevo by Klinsmann pending a decision by FIFA on the player’s request and the paperwork arrived in time for him to be in contention for a place in the start-

ing line-up. Johannsson was born in Mobile, Alabama, and his family moved to Iceland when he was three years old. The 22-year-old forward plays for AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands after making his name with Aarhus in Denmark. “We are obviously very thrilled for Aron,” former Germany striker and coach Klinsmann said. “It’s an exciting time for him. He’s done a great job in these couple days getting to know the guys.

“Hopefully if the game goes well tomorrow night, there will be a chance for him to make his debut with the U.S. National Team.” Klinsmann, who has been keen to attract dual-nationality players to his team, could also hand a first start to Germany-born John Anthony Brooks who plays central defender for Hertha Berlin. FIFA rules allow players eligible for more than one country to make a single change of allegiance, so long as they have not played in a competitive game for a full national team.


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Brazil Players Told To Put Their Country Before Money Reuters

Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie, left, celebrates his goal against Wigan Athletic with teammate Phil Jones during their English FA Community Shield soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.

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English Premier League begins post-Ferguson era Associated Press Writer

LONDON — For English football, it has long seemed unthinkable: a league season starting without the finger-jabbing, combative colossus of management on the touchlines. Alex Ferguson will be a bystander for the first time since 1986, watching from afar as Manchester United starts its pursuit of a record-extending 21st English title. David Moyes now carries that responsibility. Widely admired during 11 years at Everton despite failing to collect a major honor, Moyes was hand-picked by Ferguson in the biggest decision — gamble, perhaps — taken by the owning Glazer family. “People are asking whether we can win the trophy again. Can we still be champions?” captain Nemanja Vidic acknowledged. Although he openly flirted with United in the months before Ferguson’s retirement was publicly disclosed, Jose Mourinho — one of the most talented but temperamental managers of his generation — wasn’t approached for the job. The charismatic Portuguese

is back in the Premier League, though, after six years collecting trophies with Inter Milan and Real Madrid. Claiming to have mellowed since leaving Chelsea after a fallout, Mourinho is widely expected to return to his combustible self once the season begins and produce the touchline tantrums Ferguson can no longer provide. Just a week into the season, the 50-year-old managers will get a chance to size each other up in a match that could set the tone for the opening weeks, with United hosting Chelsea. “That game will not decide who is going to be champions,” Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic said.

“But it will decide a lot of things about the confidence.” By then, the Blues may have gained an edge by having played an extra game. United will only have played once — its title defense begins Saturday at Swansea, following last weekend’s 2-0 win over Wigan in the Community Shield. Ill-feeling between the sides has been inflamed by Chelsea’s hostile pursuit of United striker Wayne Rooney. Mourinho insists he’s not engaging in “mind games” with Moyes, but has still offered a few pointed words of advice. “One of the most difficult things in the club is to create a victory culture,

where you walk through the door and you smell the success, you smell confidence, you smell selfesteem,” said Mourinho, who has won league titles in England, Spain, Italy and Portugal. “David is in a big club and that is a big help — everybody knows how to win. Of course, it is up to him now.” And he knows just how daunting the task is. “There has to be an element of fear that comes with managing a club like Manchester United,” Moyes said. With the spotlight on Mourinho and Moyes, Manuel Pellegrini has been able to make a quiet start to his first job in English management. The 59-year-old Chilean left Malaga for Manchester City after Roberto Mancini was fired for failing to follow up the 2011-12 Premier League title with a single trophy last season, finishing 11 points behind United in second.

Ta l k of dressing r o o m disharmony has melted away as Pellegrini started to re-shape the squad, spending more than $130 million on strikers Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo, midfielder Fernandinho and winger Jesus Navas. Such a lavish outlay was easily affordable for the oil-rich Abu Dhabi ownership, but the spending could pose a challenge in complying with UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations, a requirement of playing in the Champions League. By contrast, United failed in its pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, and even more ambitious thoughts of bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford from Madrid. Chelsea might have missed out on Rooney, but around $40 million has still been spent on signing striker Andre Schuerrle and midfielder Marco van Ginkel.

BASEL - Brazil’s players must keep playing regularly at club level, even if it is in the “tenth division”, and put their country ahead of financial concerns if they want to keep their places in the team for the World Cup, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said Tuesday. “Big Phil” fired off the warnings as the team re-assembled for the first time since their spectacular Confederations Cup win in June, telling the players there was still a long road ahead until the 2014 World Cup. He said Brazil’s players needed to carefully consider their club careers and go where they were likely to get a regular game, rather than making decisions based purely on financial considerations. “A player who wants to play for Brazil has to think about the national team and not just think about the monetary side,” Scolari told reporters on the eve of a friendly away to Switzerland, the first of the season. “The spirit we showed at the Confederations Cup was absolutely spectacular. But now it’s over and we’re on a new path. The athletes have to remember that a lot can happen - players not getting regular games, transfers, players dropping out of favour at their clubs... “The players know that nobody has made sure of their place. We played well (at the Confederations Cup), but they have to play at their clubs so they can be picked. “Some players have credit in the bank, but credit can dry up and that is how it has to be,” he added. Five-times champions Brazil won all five of their matches at the Confederations Cup in June, capping their run with a 3-0 demolition of world and European champions Spain in the final. Their performance resurrected public confidence in the team as they aim for a sixth world title on home soil next year, erasing previous doubts about whether Brazil were good enough. Scolari said he was especially concerned about the situation of goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who has not settled on his future after playing for Queen’s Park Rangers last season. “I’m worried and he knows that,” said Scolari. “If possible, he needs to try and play, it doesn’t matter if it’s in the second division, third division or tenth division. “I want to be able to see how they are playing and if they are in the right state.” Scolari said that three or four players in particular were under the microscope. “I still have three or four situations I have to analyse and consider whether there are players who are better than the ones we have now. “We have six or seven games to see if it’s worth it or not.” He also admitted that winning the Confederations Cup was not particularly a good omen as previous wins were followed by disappointing quarter-final exits at the following year’s World Cup. AP Photo/Keystone, Georgios Kefalas

Luiz Felipe Scolari, head coach of Brazil’s national soccer team attends a training session in the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

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Obi Mikel Misses Nigeria Friendly With Stomach Bug

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DURBAN - A stomach bug has ruled midfilder John Obi Mikel out of Nigeria’s return to South Africa just over six months since winning the African Nations Cup. Coach Stephen Keshi made the announcement at a media conference on Tuesday but added that Victor Moses, Obi Mikel’s Chelsea club mate, would return to the side after missing June’s Confederations Cup in Brazil because of injury. Obi Mikel joins new Fenerbahce signing Emmanuel Emenike, goalkeeper Victor Enyeama and 19-year-old centre back Kenneth Omeruo on the sidelines. Wednesday’s match against South Africa at the Moses Mabhida Stadium is a warm-up for both countries before key World Cup qualifiers next month. Nigeria were surprise Nations Cup winners at the tournament in South Africa in January and February.

Chelsea’s Mikel maneuvers the ball at the Guinness International Champions Cup, on Sunday, August, 4, 2013 in East Rutherford, NJ.

Damian Strohmeyer / AP Images for Guinness International Champions Cup

Atletico Tie Brazilian Striker Costa Until 2018 Reuters

MADRID - Atletico Madrid have agreed a three-year contract extension with Brazilian striker Diego Costa which secures his services in the Spanish capital until 2018, the La Liga club said on Wednesday. The 24-year-old scored 20

goals in all competitions last season, and was top scorer in the King’s Cup with eight, as the side went on to lift the trophy beating Real Madrid 2-1 in the final. “Costa is one of the key pieces in the team and it continues our policy of trying to maintain the group that have brought us so much success in recent years,”

Atletico sports director Jose Luis Caminero told the club website. “Extending his contract was one of our objectives.” Atletico, who finished third in La Liga last season to qualify for the Champions League group stages, open their league campaign away to Sevilla on Sunday.

Striker Johannsson Cleared By FIFA For U.S Switch Reuters

United States coach Juergen Klinsmann can call on former Iceland Under-21 striker Aron Johannsson for Wednesday’s friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina after the player’s nationality switch was approved by FIFA. Johannsson was called up for the game in Sarajevo by Klinsmann pending a decision by FIFA on the player’s request and the paperwork arrived in time for him to be in contention for a place in the start-

ing line-up. Johannsson was born in Mobile, Alabama, and his family moved to Iceland when he was three years old. The 22-year-old forward plays for AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands after making his name with Aarhus in Denmark. “We are obviously very thrilled for Aron,” former Germany striker and coach Klinsmann said. “It’s an exciting time for him. He’s done a great job in these couple days getting to know the guys.

“Hopefully if the game goes well tomorrow night, there will be a chance for him to make his debut with the U.S. National Team.” Klinsmann, who has been keen to attract dual-nationality players to his team, could also hand a first start to Germany-born John Anthony Brooks who plays central defender for Hertha Berlin. FIFA rules allow players eligible for more than one country to make a single change of allegiance, so long as they have not played in a competitive game for a full national team.


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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Destination Beratan Lake

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Beratan Lake is a shallow lake with the high caldera about 1231m above sea level and it is located at Bedugul, the famous tourist destinations in Bali. This lake have wide 3,8 km2 and also its deepness is up to 22 meters. The water volume in this lake is about 0,049 km3, so Beratan Lake is the closed lake. Tourist can access the Beratan Lake through the dock which have been provided or desist around Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. In this place, the visitor can do various activities like doing recreation to look around in dock or do the other outdoor activities. The various water recreation activities can also be conducted here, for example riding the boat motorize to circle the lake, parasailing, canoeing with the traditional boat, banana

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boating, water skiing, and others. Fishing activities are also available in this places for who one love fishing in the lake. Beratan Lake is situated in the plateau area with cool atmosphere surround it. It is an ideal place for relaxation while enjoy the beautiful panorama of lake. The accommodations are also available in this area where is the perfect place for overnight stay, resting and enjoy the beautiful panoramic of lake with the Ulun Danu Temple as a magnificence. The small scale of agriculture activities are likely conducted around this lake and can be perceived at the same time circle around it. If we encircle it, we can take photograph with the beautiful background view or make the picture sketch face in painting mini studio at the lakeside with a short time as a souvenir.

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Robert Heffernan wins 50K walk at worlds Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW — Robert Heffernan pulled away in the last 10 kilometers to win the gold medal in the 50-kilometer walk Wednesday, giving Ireland its first men’s world championship title in 30 years. Heffernan’s gold came 30 years to the day after Eamonn Coughlan won the 5,000 meters in 1983. Ireland’s last gold medal was 18 years ago when Sonia O’Sullivan won the 5,000. The walk began shortly after an early-morning storm and finished in warm sunshine 3 hours, 37 minutes, 56 seconds later, the time it took Heffernan to cover the grueling distance. He was fourth at last year’s Olympics. “I didn’t get carried away for any part of the race. I was just going K by K (kilometer by kilometer), and I tried not to get emotional about anything,” Heffernan said. “It was only coming into the stadium I felt as if I was watching

myself on the outside, like I was looking at myself on the big screen. And I felt ‘It looks good ... you look good, like.’ So I just rolled with it.” Mikhail Ryzhov of Russia took the silver, 1:02 behind, and Jared Tallent of Australia, silver medalist at the past two Olympics, had to settle for bronze, 2:07 back. He also won the bronze at the worlds two years ago. Olympic champion and 2009 world gold medalist Sergey Kirdyapkin pulled out shortly before the championships. With no evening session, the walk was the only medal event Wednesday. Ryzhov and Tallent were among the early leaders that also included Ivan Nosk-

ov of Russia, Yohann Diuniz of France and Grzegorz Sudol of Poland, with the lead switching hands. Heffernan joined the group halfway into the race and by the 37th kilometer he and Ryzhov were slightly ahead. At the 40th, Heffernan had a 12-second lead over Ryzhov. He increased that to 18 seconds with five kilometers left. The Irishman kept building his lead and was smiling broadly as he entered the sparsely filled Luzhniki Stadium on his own. After wrapping himself with an Irish flag, he embraced his wife Marian.

Sharapova-Connors Combo Off To Rocky Start

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CINCINNATI - The Maria Sharapova-Jimmy Connors partnership got off to a rocky start on Tuesday as Sloane Stephens shocked the third ranked Russian 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3 at the Western and Southern Open. Victoria Azarenka also made a shaky return following a brief injury layoff but recovered to dispose of American qualifier Vania King 6-1 7-6(6) and reach the last 16. While it is too early to tell if Sharapova and Connors can produce the same kind of success Andy Murray has enjoyed since recruiting Ivan Lendl as his coach, the first step was far from a positive one. “Obviously I didn’t lose today because I didn’t imple-

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ment what we were working on,” Sharapova told reporters. “The things that we’re working on ... are to improve with the game I have. “So, obviously, it’s tough to lose at this stage but just got to keep working hard and keep moving forward.” Stephens, ranked 17th in the world, was always going to be a tricky test for Sharapova and the loss likely had more to do with her seven-week injury layoff than the new coaching relationship with Connors, who oozed grit and determination to build a Hall of Fame career. On the sidelines with an injured left hip since a second round loss at Wimbledon, Sharapova moved effortlessly across the Cincinnati hardcourt but her play lacked sharpness, the Russian committing over 60 unforced errors and seven double faults. “I stopped being patient and I started making a lot more errors, errors that I shouldn’t make,” said Sharapova. “Obviously I haven’t played in a long time but I can’t make that excuse for myself because I’ve got to be ready from the first match. “So it’s obviously disappointing, but that’s the way it goes in this game.”

FLUSTERED Connors would have been pleased with Sharapova’s opening set but likely more impressed with the grit shown by her young opponent, who refused to buckle and battled back from 0-2 down in the second to force it to a tiebreak, which she took 7-5. Looking on from the stands, Connors was dressed like he came to work with his long-sleeved white shirt rolled up the elbows and glasses dipped on his nose. But there was nothing the nine-time grand slam winner could do as he watched his student unravel in the third set except hang his head. Stephens left the door open for Sharapova as she struggled to close out the match, twice double-faulting on match point, before the Russian finally committed the last of her unforced errors by spraying a return long and wide. “I rarely double fault, so for me to double fault twice on both match points was a little flustering but I was glad to get through it,” said Stephens. The match was the highlight of a busy day at the Western and Southern Open, which brings together the top players from the ATP and WTA Tours in a joint event that for many will serve as their final tune-up to the Aug. 26-Sept. 9 U.S. Open.

Australia’s Jared Tallent reacts as he goes cross the finish line in third place in the men’s 50 kilometer race walk at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

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Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi surround a burning police car during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo’s Mohandessin neighborhood, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

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CAIRO - Egyptian security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, swept in Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps of supporters of the country’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites. At least three members of the security forces were confirmed to have died in the morning’s crackdown in Cairo, while the Health Ministry said nine protesters were killed and over 80 were injured. The political arm of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood claimed that more than 500 protesters were killed and some 9,000 wounded in the two camps on opposite ends of the city, but there was no official confirmation of the Islamist group’s figures. There was nothing in the footage provided by the Associated Press or local TV networks that suggests such a high death toll. Mohammed el-Beltagy, a senior Brotherhood leader, put the death toll at more than 300 and called on the police and army troops to mutiny against their commanders and on Egyptians to take to the streets to show their disapproval of Wednesday’s raids on the sit-ins. “Oh, Egyptian people, your brothers are in the square ... Are you going to remain silent until the genocide is completed?” said el-Beltagy, who is wanted by authorities to answer allegations of inciting violence. The smaller of the two camps was cleared of protesters by late morning, with most of them taking refuge in

the nearby Orman botanical gardens, inside the sprawling campus of Cairo University and the zoo. An AP reporter at the scene said security forces were chasing the protesters in the zoo. Security forces have stormed the larger camp in the eastern Cairo district of Nasr City and were closing in on a mosque that has served as the epicenter of vigil. Several leaders of Morsi’s Brotherhood are thought to have been staying inside the mosque. Wednesday’s attacks on the two pro-Morsi camps are the latest chapter in the turmoil that has roiled Egypt since the 2011 ouster of autocrat Hosni Mubarak and are likely to deepen the nation’s division between the camp of Islamists led by the Muslim Brotherhood on one side, and secularists, liberals, moderate Muslims and minority Christians on the other. One of the security officials said a total of 200 protesters were arrested from both sites on Wednesday. The pro-Morsi Anti-Coup alliance claimed that security forces used live ammunition, but the Interior Ministry, which is in charge of the police, said its forces only used tear gas and that they came under fire from the camp. “The world cannot sit back and watch while innocent men, women

and children are being indiscriminately slaughtered. The world must stand up to the military junta’s crime before it is too late,” said a statement by the Brotherhood’s media office in London emailed to the AP in Cairo. Islam Tawfiq, a Brotherhood member at the Nasr city sit-in said the camp’s medical center was filled with dead bodies and that the injured included children. “No one can leave and those who do are either arrested or beaten up,” he told the AP. The Interior Ministry statement also warned that forces would deal firmly with protesters who were acting “irresponsibly,” suggesting that it would respond in kind if its men are fired upon. It said it would guarantee safe passage to all who want to leave the Nasr City site but would arrest those wanted for questioning by prosecutors. The security officials said train services between the north and south of the country have been suspended in a bid to prevent supporters of the ousted Morsi from travelling to Cairo to reinforce fellow Islamists. Clashes erupted on a major road in Cairo’s upscale Mohandiseen district when poro-Morsi protesters opened fire on passing cars and pedestrians. Police used tear gas top chase them away.

NEW DELHI — Eighteen sailors were trapped aboard a submarine that caught fire and sank Wednesday morning after an explosion, an Indian navy official said. He said other sailors were working frantically to save them. The diesel-powered submarine sank at its home port in Mumbai. The fire was extinguished in about two hours but the official said the sailors had not been recovered and it is unclear whether any were killed or injured. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters. The official said that when the blast occurred, some sailors of other nearby units jumped into the sea in panic. He says some were injured and hospitalized. One man standing outside the dockyard who declined to give his name said he heard a sound like a rocket or jet engine, then a blast. Another witness said the sky turned red after the explosion. Navy spokesman Narendra Vispute said efforts were being made to determine the safety of the personnel and salvage the submarine. Indian news channel NDTV said a loud explosion was heard and a huge flame leapt up in the sky. Nearly a dozen fire engines rushed to the dockyard to douse the fire. Afterward, the sub was nearly submerged at its berth in the naval dockyard. Vispute said the cause of the explosion is being investigated. Further details were not available. The 16-year-old Russian-made submarine, INS Sindhurakshak, had recently returned from Russia after undergoing an overhaul and upgrade, said Rahul Bedi, an analyst for the independent Jane’s Information Group. India has 14 diesel-powered submarines, he said. Last year, India acquired a Russian Nerpa nuclear submarine for its navy on a 10-year lease from Russia at a cost of nearly $1 billion. India also has designed and built its own nuclear submarine; the navy activated the atomic reactor on that vessel Saturday and could deploy it in the next two years. India has steadily built up its naval capabilities in recent years, spurred by its rivalry with neighboring China.

Son of Monaco’s Princess Caroline to wed Aug. 31 Associated Press Writer

PARIS - Monaco’s palace says Andrea Casiraghi, the oldest son of Princess Caroline and second in line to the principality’s throne, is to marry at the end of the month. The Monaco palace said he would marry Colombian heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo on Aug. 31, but gave no details on the wedding. The couple have been engaged for a year and she gave birth to a son in March. The 29-year-old Casiraghi is the nephew of Monaco’s ruling sovereign, Prince Albert II, who himself ended decades of bachelorhood in 2011 when he wed South African former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock.

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Prince Albert II of Monaco, his wife Princess Charlene (L) and sister Princess Caroline of Hanover (R) arrive to attend the Red Cross Gala in Monte Carlo August 2, 2013.

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Rudi Rubiandini, head of Indonesian energy regulator SKKMigas, speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in Jakarta in this March 6, 2013 file photo. Indonesian media reported on August 14, 2013 that the Southeast Asian country’s anti-graft agency had arrested Rubiandini for alleged corruption.

Energy regulator chief held over graft claims

JAKARTA - Greenpeace Indonesia says Indonesia’s rich marine resources are facing various threats that could cuase a decline in fish stocks in the country’s waters. “Indonesia’s fish stocks have continued to drop due to degradation and overfishing,” the non-governmental organization’s sea campaigner Arifsyah Nasution said on Wednesday. He said the threats on marine resources include destructive fishing practices, climate change, coastal development and mining projects. As an example he referred to a multinational mining operation in Papua that dumps more than 200,000 tons of tailing per day to rivers and the sea. “Until 2006 the company is estimated to have dumped more than three billion tons of tailing,” he said. Greenpeace has raised the threats faced by Indonesia in its report titled “Indonesia Sea is in Crisis” on sea ecosystem from waste dumps, sedimentation, illegal and destructive fishing, mining operations and climate change. “Greenpeace is conducting a sea campaign in Indonesia to preserve the country’s richness in marine resources,” Arifsyah said. He said the campaign is also important with regard to preserving regional and global marine resources, adding that Indonesia is one of the world’s third biggest fish producers after China and Peru. “Indonesia as one of the world’s biggest archipelago countries could play a significant role in leading regional and global initiative towards responsible and sustainable exploitation of marine resources,” he said. Arifsyah said Indonesia’s vision to become a sovereign, progressive, just and prosperous country by 2025 must also cover its sea future. He said the vision must make the country free of illegal and destructive fishing practices, protected by local communities that have been given marine resource sustainable management knowledge. “The vision will be achievable if the government and the whole people of Indonesia work together,” he said.

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JAKARTA - The head of Indonesia’s main energy regulator has been detained over bribery allegations, an official said Wednesday, in a move that could hurt investor sentiment in Southeast Asia’s top economy. Rudi Rubiandini was detained at his house in the capital Jakarta late Tuesday with more than $400,000 in cash as he met with two men, according to anti-graft agency the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). The arrest comes as foreign companies are battling fast-changing industry regulations and legal uncertainty in the Indonesian energy sector. Last month three employees of a local subsidiary of US energy giant Chevron were jailed over graft allegations. Rubiandini, head of upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas, was now being questioned, said KPK spokesman Johan Budi. “He has not officially been named a suspect yet,” he told AFP,

without giving further details of the allegations against him. The two other men with him in his house were also arrested, while a third was detained at a Jakarta apartment, said the spokesman. Budi said at least $400,000 was seized from Rubiandini’s house but he did not know the final amount as officials were still counting the money. A BMW motorbike was also seized and his driver and two security guards were detained, said Budi. As the upstream oil and gas regulator, SKK Migas deals with the search, recovery and production of crude oil and natural gas. SKK Migas insisted in a statement on its website that operations were running normally despite the

arrest. However Martin Hughes, director of consultancy Business Risk Indonesia, warned: “In the short term, things might be strained and tumultuous in the department. “We might see delays, like in the releasing of permits for example, and that might cause nervousness among investors.” But he added that investors might view it positively in the long term: “It’s good to see the KPK going after a few of the more important people.” Indonesia is one of the world’s most corrupt countries. Transparency International last year ranked the country 118th out of 176 countries on its annual index, which rates the least to the most corrupt states.

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A jobless man, Dwi Waryono, holds a placard advertising his kidney for sale as he stands in front of a billboard featuring a portrait of Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono in Jakarta August 12, 2013. Dwi Waryono, who lives in Purwakarta, West Java province, plans to sell his kidney to pay for the school entrance fees for his two children, which he says will cost around three million rupiah ($300). The placard reads: “I was a blood donor. I will donate my kidney to pay for the cost of my children’s schooling.”


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Kim Kiwoong, right, the head of South Korea’s working-level delegation talks with his North Korean counterpart Park Chol Su, left, during their meeting at Kaesong Industrial District Management Committee in Kaesong, North Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

Koreas talk again on reopening factory complex Associated Press

PAJU — Officials from North and South Korea resumed crucial talks Wednesday about reopening a shuttered factory park the rivals jointly ran until Pyongyang pulled out its workers in April. Korean labor. It was also a rare source of hard currency for North Korea, though the economically depressed country chafed at suggestions that it needed the money Kaesong generated. The talks come a day before a holiday in both Koreas that celebrates independence from Japan’s 1910-1945 colonial rule. Next week Seoul and Washington plan a massive joint military drill. Pyongyang used a previous routine drill between the allies, along with U.N. sanctions over its February nuclear test, to justify its outburst of threatening rhetoric in March and April. The decade-old industrial park had survived previous periods of tension, including attacks blamed on Pyongyang that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010, and the shutdown of other big cooperation projects. By the end of 2012, South Korean companies had produced a total $2 billion worth of goods during the previous eight years. North Korea is estimated to have received $80 million in workers’ salaries in 2012, an average of $127

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The industrial complex in North Korea’s third-largest city, Kaesong, had been the last symbol of cooperation between the Koreas until Pyongyang halted operations during a torrent of threats earlier this year that included vows of nuclear strikes on Washington and Seoul. Six rounds of talks on restarting operations there went nowhere, and the last meeting ended in a scuffle between North Korean and South Korean delegates. Ties have improved somewhat in recent weeks, and North Korean state media have published recent articles expressing eagerness for better relations. But there’s still skepticism the Koreas can settle their differences and put aside the animosity that had both countries trading threats in March and April. Seoul has been pushing for Pyongyang to provide guarantees that it won’t unilaterally shut down Kaesong when tensions rise again. The industrial park, which lies just across the heavily armed border from Paju, South Korea, combined South Korean initiative, capital and technology with cheap North

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a month per person, paid in U.S. dollars, according to the Unification Ministry. For North Korea, the park’s resumption is important because the country wants to draw outside investment to revive the economy, said Chang Yong Seok, a senior researcher at Seoul National University’s Institute for Peace and Unification Studies. Pyongyang has to take care of its 53,000 Kaesong workers, and wants a return of the hard currency Kaesong provided, Chang said. Analyst Kim Jin Moo at the state-run Korea Institute for Defense Analyses in Seoul said Kaesong’s possible permanent closure would also be a burden for the government of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who started a single five-year term in January. Park’s government would receive harsh criticism at home if Kaesong is permanently closed, Kim said. Park has vowed a tough response to any North Korean provocations but has also supported a policy meant to build trust and encourage dialogue with Pyongyang.

NEW YORK CITY - Oil firm BP has filed suit against the US government for banning it from federal contracts after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, documents showed Tuesday. In a suit filed in federal court in Texas, BP said the ban last year by the US Environmental Protection Agency, which locked it out of new business with the government, surpassed the agency’s authority and constituted an abuse of power. It said the EPA issued disqualifications of BP units in November 2012 and January and February this year while the two sides were negotiating a settlement that would allow BP to continue receiving US government contracts and oil exploration leases. But after the disaster and prior to the EPA decisions, BP said, the government had in fact allowed it to continue receiving such contracts, assessing it officially as a responsible government contractor. “EPA’s decision to suspend did not address the overwhelming evidence and record of BP’s present responsibility as a government contractor and leaseholder,” the suit said. It “did not attempt to explain how or why immediate suspension was necessary to protect the public interest, as federal law requires.” BP argued that the company had already been punished for the oil spill and that it faces “irreparable harm” if the bans are not lifted. It labelled the EPA’s action “punitive, arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of EPA’s discretion.” Eleven people died and 4.9 million barrels of oil gushed into the Gulf over a three-month period in the April 2010 accident off the coast of Louisiana, wreaking havoc on the region’s environment and economy.

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BANGLI - To develop the geopark area, the Regent of Bangli, I Made Gianyar welcomed the presence of investors wishing to arrange the region. He admitted that so far there had been some investor offering the arrangement program to the Batur region into a valuable potential, such as by making a natural tourism. He explained that conceptually in the middle of the tourism park would be built a golf course. The pockmarked land would evenly backfilled with soil and planted with grass and trees. Thus, the barren area would turn green again. “Well, if this can be realized, I’m sure the view from the top will be more beautiful,” said Gianyar. The regent judged if the caldera area was neglected as the current condition, the environment would inevitably grow damaged by degrees. “If neglected, it has higher possibility to be damaged. However, with a new touch, I think it can be saved,” he said. Nevertheless, the regent hoped the presence of investors could also lead them to think about the people’s prosperity. So, the presence of investors could really help improve the local economy. He explained the first measure to be taken by the government in

this case was making data collection on the material diggers operating in the Batur area. Once recorded, the government would arrange their mindset so they would be ready to be adopted and hired as employees by the investors. Although the regent admitted to have the same idea as the investors, he still selectively accepted the offer. Besides, the regent also proposed a number of requirements to the investors. “On behalf of the people of Bangli and officially serve as a regent, I have the same ideas as the investors, but I still restrict it. I propose some requirements. Firstly, the ideas must not conflict with religious values, social values and local culture. Similarly, the must not be inconsistent with the concept of geopark management, and the applicable legislation,” he said. This number one man in Bangli hoped that all of the plans could be realized in 2014. (ina)

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To develop the geopark area, the Regent of Bangli, I Made Gianyar welcomed the presence of investors wishing to arrange the region.

Sale turnover of red-and-white flag reaches million of rupiahs Bali Post

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HONG KONG — Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. scratched out a small first-half profit as weak global demand continued to batter its air cargo business. The carrier said Wednesday it earned 24 million Hong Kong dollars ($3.1 million) in the January-June period. That’s a turnaround from the restated HK$929 million it lost in the same period last year, but much less than the HK$934 million forecast by a FactSet survey of analysts. Hong Kong’s biggest airline said cargo revenue fell 5 percent to HK$11.3 billion from the year before. Demand has been weak since April 2011, Chairman Christopher Pratt said in a statement. “There is still no sign of sustained improvement,” Pratt said. Cathay, the world’s biggest international air cargo carrier, said it faced stronger competition on cargo routes to Europe and Shanghai and weaker demand from Japan. It cut its schedule to the mainland Chinese city of Zhengzhou in half because of reduced demand from major high-tech manufacturers. Cathay said its passenger business saw some improvement. But it earned less money from passengers in North Asia as travel was hurt by the outbreak of H7N9 avian flu and geopolitical turmoil. The high price of jet fuel, the airline’s single biggest expense, continued to have an “adverse” effect.

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Aside from being famous for its tourist destination, for most residents Bali remains to become a fortune land to pursue livelihood. Various moments can be taken advantage to make a living, without exception for days ahead of the Independence Day falling on Saturday (Aug 17).

DENPASAR - Aside from being famous for its tourist destination, for most residents Bali remains to become a fortune land to pursue livelihood. Various moments can be taken advantage to make a living, without exception for days ahead of the Independence Day falling on Saturday (Aug 17). On the anniversary day of Indonesia, Asep, 29, along with a number of friends from West Java were looking for a strategic location to sell red-and-white flags and banners around the Jalan Gatot Subroto Denpasar. He admitted the turnover of his flag sales was pretty good this year compared to last year. “Last year, the condition was really quiet. But this year, I get quite a lot of buyers,” he revealed. So far, he said the transaction had reached over 70 percent, and would continue to rise until one day before the celebration. He added the high demand of flag this year happened because he offered various types of flag starting from banners, penjor-style flag, background flag, flag with eagle emblem and small size flag for car to red-and-white flag of diverse sizes for home use. “Penjor-style flag and background flag dominate my current sales. The buyers are mostly the government agencies, offices, households to small businesses,” he said. The penjor-style flag was in the highest demand because it was closely associated with Balinese community life. Penjor-style flag was just needed to be mounted on the side of bamboo and could be decorated with young coconut leaf as in the making of penjor. In terms of appearance, it was very typical of Balinese culture.

For red-and-white banner with the length of 3 meter or 4 meter, Asep sold it for IDR 25,000 to IDR 50,000, regular flag from IDR 15,000 to IDR 50,000, penjor-style flag above IDR 100,000 and background flag could reach IDR 200,000 to IDR 350,000 with a length of 10 meters. For every unit flag, he could get profit of IDR 3,000. Such profit could not be obtained when peddling on normal days. “Since I peddled in the mid of July up to now, the profit obtained reaches approximately IDR 8 million. So far, the transaction has reached 70 percent and it is estimated to continue to rise until one day before the celebration,” he explained. Another flag seller, Ragil, 30, a resident from Purwokerto peddling at Renon area, Denpasar, admitted that since peddling from July 16, he could sell dozens of flags and banners. Most sales occurred on August 1 and 2. On the second day, he could sell 40 pieces. “The buyers averagely admitted to buy flag for the celebration of the Independence Day on August 17 at home and decorate the office,” he said. Each item was almost sold at the same price as the merchandise of Asep. Probably, the difference only ranged from IDR 5,000 to IDR 10,000. “I take the merchandise from my boss. When coming here, I brought 100 pieces. If they are unsold, they can be returned,” revealed the man having a child. Ragil come to Bali with two friends. Previously, he was selling in Surabaya. “Over time, many people are also selling so I am looking for a new place. Beyond August celebration, I usually work as a book salesperson,” he said. (kmb28)


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Pagerwesi feast in Buleleng County is always celebrated with special tradition. Even, the celebration resembles the other grandiose feast like Galungan and Kuningan. As a result, such condition triggers price increases in the ritual paraphernalia. In addition, the price of meat used for ingredient of lawar delicacy also soars.

The pig seller is seen in one of the market in Buleleng Regency

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As observation at some traditional markets in Buleleng on Tuesday (Aug 13), the rising price of pork reached its peak on the penampahan day of Pagerwesi. The average rise in pork price reached IDR 5,000 per kilogram. If the price of pork jumped on the penampahan, it even fell after the recent Eid holiday. A trader in the Banyuasri Market Singaraja, Gede Wenten, when met at his kiosk said that on the penampahan day the price of pork began to rise. Earlier, the price increased from IDR 45,000 to IDR 50,000 per kilogram. Pork of super quality also showed a price hike. The rise in meat price had regularly happened when entering the Hindu feasts. In addition, the price rose because the price of live pig had also increased since the past few months. Previously, the price of live pig increased from IDR 18,000 to IDR 21,000 per kilogram. “It has commonly gone up and one day after the feast will be back to normal price. In addition, the price of live pig has risen for several months, so the retail price also rose,” he said. According to the trader from Kampung Baru village, though the price of pork rose on the penampahan day of Pagerwesi, the demand increasingly rose. Wenten

gave an example, on usual days he commonly slaughtered a pig (100 kg), but on the recent penampahan day he slaughtered 2 pigs (200 kilograms). The pigs were purchased at middleman from Kintamani and they were slaughtered at his home. After slaughtering, the meat in the form of carcass was then sold his kiosk in the market. “The demand is so high because it has become a tradition on the day before Pagerwesi for local residents to prepare a lawar delicacy made of pork,” he explained. Meanwhile, a chicken meat trader in the Banyuasri Market Singaraja, Made Sridana, said the price of chicken meat on the penampahan day of Pagerwesi declined. Currently, the price of chicken meat was IDR 34,000 per kilogram, whereas during the fasting month and the Eid the price reached IDR 40,000 per kilogram. Though the price fell, the demand for chicken meat used to make lawar was not too much. Such condition had an impact on the demand for chicken meat on the Pagerwesi that was not too much as the demand for pork. “Although the price is down, only few people purchased it because most consumers are looking for pork,” he added. (kmb)

Nationalism of a remote village in Bangli

TAMPUAGAN hamlet, Peninjoan village, is one of the remote villages in Bangli County. Despite at remote location, the nationalism owned by local residents far exceeds the nationalism of residents living in urban areas. It is evident from the compactness of Tampuagan residents in welcoming the 68th anniversary of the Independence Day of the RI. Tampuagan village simultaneously install red-and-white penjor in the entrance gates of their house compound. None of the residents forget the attribute of the independence. Based on observation at Tampuagan on Tuesday (Aug 13), the atmosphere of welcoming the Independence Day looked so vibrant. Dozens of people’s homes seemed to have been simultaneously embellished with red-and-white penjor and the other attributes of the independence. The penjor customarily decorated with young palm leaves and used to complement the ritual paraphernalia in the Balinese Hindu community was then embellished with red-and-white flag on the edge of bamboo pole. Chief of Tampuagan hamlet, Dewa Nyoman Kartika, explained that other than appealed by the government, the installation of the red-and-white penjor was also a manifestation of love and nationalism of local residents. “Aside from being appealed by the government, we put the red-and-white penjor based on the awareness of nationalism. We realize how difficult our predecessors should fight for the sake of the independence. Now, it’s much easier for us just to install the redand-white flag,” he said. Nevertheless, he admitted that residents previously had an

obstacle related to the red-and-white flags and banners. At the initiative of the village authority, each family was then given a flag and banner. Kartika said the red-and-white penjor flag had been simultaneously mounted by residents since August 11. A total of 56 pieces of red-and-white penjor were installed at Tampuagan. They were equivalent to the number of entrance gates of the house compound. Thus, it could be said that all the houses at Tampuagan hamlet had installed the red-andwhite penjor. Meanwhile, in Bangli County, the installation of red-and-white penjor was part of the competition to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day. Competition assessment had been carried out for two days from Monday (Aug 12) to Tuesday (Aug 13) by the element of District Military Command, Police and Bangli government, in this case the Bangli Culture and Tourism Agency. According to Territorial Section Officer of the 1626 Bangli District Military Command, IB Mahendra, so far the number of red-andwhite penjor installed in Bangli County had reached 2,673 pieces. They spread across four subdistricts namely 863 pieces in Bangli subdistrict, 597 pieces in Susut, 824 pieces in Tembuku and 426 pieces in Kintamani. Criteria of the assessment were in terms of the height of bamboo pole that should be approximately 10-12 meters, bamboo shape, red-and-white banner, red-and-white flag, bakang-bakang, sampian penjor, leaf decoration, neatness, harmony, ornaments, and cohesiveness of each village.

Mahendra said the implementation of competition aimed to revive the nationalism and love of the community, especially the people of Bangli to Indonesia as their fatherland. “Aside from serving as the element

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Tourists battle against strong wind near the waterfront in Hong Kong Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Typhoon Utor lashed Hong Kong with wind and rain, closing down the bustling Asian financial center Wednesday before sweeping toward mainland China.

Typhoon lands in China after Hong Kong shuts down BEIJING - Tens of thousands of people were evacuated as a powerful typhoon thundered into southern China on Wednesday after shutting down the bustling Asian financial center of Hong Kong. Packing high winds and torrential rain, Typhoon Utor forced the closure of schools, offices, shopping centers and construction sites in cities along its path northwest across Guangdong province. More than 60,000 people were evacuated in the city of Maoming alone, while another 98,000 were moved to safety to the south on the island province of Hainan, where 26,000 fishing boats were also ordered to shelter in harbors. Flights and ferry services were suspended on the island, stranding thousands of travelers. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries on the

mainland due to the storm, which was packing sustained gale force winds of 145 kilometers (90 miles) per hour. In Hong Kong, offices, schools and courts were shut and the stock market halted trading, bringing an eerie calm to the normally busy southern Chinese commercial hub. More than 350 flights were canceled or delayed and bus and commuter ferry services were curtailed. Six people in Hong Kong were reported injured. Strong winds blew down 21 trees, but otherwise the city emerged largely unscathed. Utor was the world’s strongest typhoon of the year before it

crossed the Philippines earlier this week, leaving at least seven people dead and four missing. One woman in northeastern Isabela province was seen on camera being swept away by a raging river. Her body was found later. Dozens of fishermen were missing after the storm but most have since returned home, officials said. Rescuers were still struggling to reach at least three isolated towns in the hardest-hit Aurora province, where the typhoon slammed ashore. “As of now, we don’t have communication (with the three towns) and the roads are not passable, even to motorcycles, due to landslides, rockslides and uprooted trees,” said Rey Balido, spokesman for the national disaster agency. He said authorities were taking alternate routes and that the Philippine air force will deliver relief goods.

DONG HA, Vietnam - Nguyen Xuan Thiet knew the copper band around the base of the American bomb left over from the Vietnam War could fetch him up to a dollar at the scrap yard. So he clasped the projectile between his bare feet, and began banging with a chisel to pry out the precious metal. It was nearly the final act of his life. The bomb exploded, tearing both legs off below the knees and four fingers. Only the quick work of a friend - who lashed tourniquets around his limbs, hurled him on the back of a motorbike and sped to a hospital - saved his life. On Aug. 15, 1973, the United States flew its final bombing mission over Southeast Asia, ending the country’s direct military involvement in the war. Forty years later, victims are still falling in one of the grimmest legacies of the conflict. Last year alone, there were at least 500 casualties in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from unexploded bombs and other ordnance, according to activists and government databases. The most heavily contaminated province in Vietnam is Quang Tri, where fighting between U.S. and Vietnamese forces was at its fiercest. The region is now one of the poorest in the country. The prices

of steel and copper are continually rising, maintaining incentives for collectors even as much of the lightly buried scrap has already been harvested. “Unexploded ordnance is a resource; we have to exploit it,” said Thiet who after the accident in late 2011 had prosthetic limbs fitted courtesy of an American charity funded mostly by the U.S government. “If I hadn’t lost my legs, I would still go out to collect scrap metal.” Collecting scrap is not illegal in Vietnam, but handling unexploded ordnance is. Many collectors say they now leave dangerous items in the field and concentrate on the tons of other war remnants like exploded bomb casing, machinery and vehicles. Scrap metal dealers also say they refuse live munitions. Yet it is clear there are people prepared to defuse unexploded bombs to harvest and sell their casings as well as their explosives, which are used in the fishing and mining industry. Neatly sawn projectiles and other bomb parts are easy to find in roadside scrap yards. “There are people who do that, but they keep it quiet,” said Nguyen Van Binh, a scrapyard owner who recently paid $4,000 for a large haul of war scrap from across the border in Laos, including 500-pound bomb casings and mounds of bomb fragments.

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In this Wednesday, July 31, 2013 photo, leftover ordinance from the Vietnam War sends smoke and debris high into the air as they were blown up in Vinh Thai, Vietnam.

Italian president says Berlusconi conviction definitive Reuters

Ths situation on Tampuagan Village, Bangli, near Indonesian Indepence Day

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ROME - President Giorgio Napolitano on Tuesday ruled out any reversal of a tax fraud conviction against Silvio Berlusconi and issued a stern warning to his party against trying to bring down the government over the issue. Napolitano’s statement that the

law must take its course dashed hopes in Berlusconi’s People of Freedom (PDL) party that the head of state would find a way to allow the former prime minister to continue his leadership of the center-right without restriction despite a jail sentence. The party says that curtailing Berlusconi’s political activity would rob the 10 million people who voted

for him in February’s election of their democratic choice. Several of its leading members had pressed Napolitano to find a way out. “Any definitive sentence, and the consequent obligation of applying it, cannot but be taken into account,” Napolitano said in a statement, warning against any “fatal” crisis in Enrico Letta’s fragile left-right coalition gov-

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of competition, the installation of red-andwhite penjor is also to inflame the spirit of the independence on today’s society, which lately has begun to fade,” said the captain from Tabanan.

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ernment at a time when Italy is stuck in its worst postwar recession. Earlier, Berlusconi’s oldest daughter Marina, 47, who heads his 6.6 billion euro business empire, flatly dismissed speculation that she could become the PDL figurehead to run the party while her father was out of circulation. The supreme court this month

confirmed a four-year jail sentence - commuted to one year - on Berlusconi for a giant tax fraud at his Mediaset broadcasting empire. Napolitano noted that Berlusconi would not be expected to go to jail. Because of his age, the billionaire businessman is likely to serve the sentence under house arrest or doing community service.


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Mars food study researchers emerge from dome Associated Press Writer

HONOLULU — Six researchers have spent the past four months living in a small dome on a barren Hawaii lava field at 8,000 feet (2,400 meters), trying to figure out what foods astronauts might eat on Mars and during deep-space missions. They emerged on Tuesday with their recipes and without the space suits they were required to wear each time they ventured onto the northern slope of Mauna Loa — an active volcano that last erupted in 1984. “It’s a moment I’m going to remember for the rest of my life,” said Oleg Abramov, a research space scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology branch in Flagstaff, Arizona. “Walking out ... experiencing the sunshine and wind on our faces.” The six researchers were selected by the University of Hawaii and Cornell University for the NASAfunded study to prepare meals from a list of dehydrated, preserved foods that are not perishable. They examined pre-prepared meals similar to what astronauts currently eat, and concocted meals themselves in an attempt to combat malnourishment and food boredom. Members did their cooking in a two-story dome with small sleeping quarters, an exercise room and of course, a kitchen. Team commander Angelo Vermeulen said Tuesday the problem with ingredients that aren’t perishable is they’re usually highly processed and

lack fiber. He said he was impressed with how freeze dried products taste very similar to fresh produce. But what is also important for future space missions is comfort food, he said. A favorite among the crew: Nutella, the chocolate-hazelnut spread. “It’s something we craved,” he said. “We had a limited supply so we had to ration it.” The study, dubbed Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, included an open call for recipes that involved a lot of Spam. The canned meat, popular in Hawaii households, was a common ingredient in suggested recipes because of its shelflife, said Kim Binsted, a UH-Manoa associate professor who is an investigator on the study but didn’t live in the habitat. The researchers prepared several dishes using Spam, including a Cajun jambalaya and a fried rice noodle dish. She said Hawaii’s temperate weather and Mauna Loa’s geological features were a perfect setting for the study. The area is isolated, yet accessible, and has no visible plant or animal life. “It looks like Mars,” she said.

Bali News

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BPMP oversees foreign investment in Bali Bali Post

DENPASAR - The issue of money laundering practice under the pretext of investing in Bali got serious attention from the Bali Investment and Licensing Office (BPMP). The office authority claimed to have a strong selection and the oversight against the incoming investment, especially foreign investment (PMA) coming into the Island of the Gods, so there was no money laundering effort. The Head of Bali Investment and Licensing Office, IB Parwata, said the practice of money laundering could occur anywhere, including in Bali. Therefore, the foreign investment should be alerted especially the investment whose license had been issued but had not made any physical and financial realization in Bali. “Frankly speaking, I truly worry about the practice of this money laundering. We must be aware of the money laundering

practice disguising as foreign investment. To that end, the government has had instrument to prevent known as the Control and Implementation Authority with the task to monitor the implementation of investment in Bali,” said Parwata, Tuesday (Aug 13). According to him, such authority had the task to monitor all the businesses utilizing the foreign investment and domestic investment. The foreign investment party should also provide peri-

When traveling to Tanjung Benoa, what comes to your mind? Of course, it has something to do with diving, snorkeling, parasailing, banana boat, Jet Ski, flying fish, tubing, water skiing or fishing. A variety of water sports have become the mainstay of the tourist attraction in the region. Travelers liking a challenge will particularly favor the water attractions. When having not had time to explore Tanjung Benoa, the visit to the island seems incomplete. The tourist destination located in the elite Nusa Dua tourist resort is very crowded by tourists, namely foreign tourists, domestic tourists or local community. They also included the students wishing to learn more about a variety of natural life, especially turtle breeding. “It happens because we have a new tourist attraction called Turtle Island,” said the Chief of Tanjung Benoa customary village, I Nyoman Wana. Indeed, other than serving as the hub of marine tourism, Tanjung Benoa also serves as a tourist and education destination, namely observing the behavior of animals especially turtle. Relaxing and taking photograph with dozens of turtles and releasing turtle hatchlings are really fun. It is thoroughly a beautiful coastal area because it offers the lush mangrove forest and a variety of cultural activities carried out by local people. The atmosphere is very safe and comfortable. To the south stretches the tongue of Jimbaran Hill with various buildings, while in west of mangroves is now laying the toll bridge connecting Denpasar to Ngurah Rai Airport and Nusa Dua. Meanwhile, in the north is the Benoa Harbor along with its routine activities. To get to the Turtle Island, visitors

must hire a boat because it is located on the west side of Tanjung Benoa. Transportation is provided by PT Taman Sari Wisata Bahari to travel for about 15 minutes. Sailing the blue ocean is really exciting. Various water sport attractions can be seen along the voyage to location. People’s house lining up along the coast will become beautiful scenery as if the voyage is pampered with the view of Turtle Island with its white sandy beach. The small island with mangrove trees has a variety of tourist attractions. At least, visitors can see three species of protected sea turtles, namely the olive ridley, green and hawksbill turtle. If visitors dare, they are also given the opportunity to hold the turtle in person and immortalize it through photograph. Taking photograph with wildlife such as hornbill, black eagle, red-backed sea-eagle, white-bellied sea-eagle, grey-headed eagle, lizard, python and hedgehogs can also be done here. Especially for turtle hatchlings, they are taken care of in the pond. It is cleaned up every day. Meanwhile, the adult turtles are released into the wild, but still protected in a large bamboo cage. “The bamboo cage is used to keep the turtles so as not to get to the sea. Otherwise, when the tides go up, the sea turtles will be washed away,” said the Group Head of Deluang Sari, Nyoman Suada.

odic report every three months regarding the progress of the total investment. “If they do not give any progress report on their investment realization for three times they must be alerted,” he said. Moreover, he said, the companies whose license had been issued, but did not do any activities should be alerted. Such companies were rampantly found and his party had written a letter to the companies concerned.

“We find many foreign investments that have owned a business license from the Investment Coordinating Board of the RI (BKPM-RI), but after being checked they have not done any activities. Many of them have been given reprimand for 1-2 times. Even, there are companies receiving reprimand for 3 times. They have been reported to central government for further follow up,” he said. An economic and banking observer, Viraguna Bagoes Oka, had said there were four types of investment namely mid-term and long-term investment, speculative investment, money laundering-based investment and prestige investment. However,

lately the alleged rampant and prone investment occurred in Bali was the money launderingbased investment. “The practice of money laundering-based investment is targeting the purchase of property, either house or land because the property investment in Bali is very profitable,” he said. Viraguna alleged the speculative investment and money laundering-based investment or the illegal transactions happened in Bali because Bali had become an investment magnet so that all people were happy to invest in Bali. However, it was not accompanied with the filter or selection and adequate supervision by the government and relevant agency. (kmb27)

Pudut Island aka Turtle Island

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In this June 4 2013 photo provided by the University of Hawaii, research space scientist Oleg Abramov walks outside simulated Martian base at Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Team members will spend several days in debriefings after they emerge from the dome. They’ll likely be disoriented from the experience, Binsted said, and they have requested a beach outing before

returning to their regular lives. One of the first things they did when they came out of the habitat was have a buffet breakfast. “They went straight to the fruits and vegetables,” Binsted said. “They seemed delighted

to have fresh fruits and vegetables.” It will take several months to process all the data gathered. Binsted hopes to present findings at the International Astronautical Congress later this year in Beijing.

Bone-munching worms found on sea floor Agence France Press

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This handout photo provided by Thomas Dahlgren on August 12, 2013 and taken on March 3, 2009 shows bone-devouring worm, Osedax antarcticus.

PARIS, France - Scientists said Wednesday they had discovered two new species of a strange bone-devouring worm thriving in the mysterious waters that surround the Antarctic continent. The Osedax worms feed on the bones of dead whales that settle on the sea floor, fulfilling an important recycling role, said a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The worms, named Osedax antarcticus and Osedax deceptionensis, were discovered by an international team of scientists probing the fate of whale bones and shipwrecks on the Southern Ocean floor. The worms are a few millimetres long, each with four finger-like appendages attached to a central trunk. Five other Osedax species had been known before the two Antarctic types were found. While the team revelled in their discovery, they were struck by a distinct absence of wood-eating molluscs known as Xylophagainae commonly found on deep-sea

sunken wood. “Over the course of a year, we deployed and recovered a piece of underwater equipment called a deep-sea lander, laden with the most unusual cargo -- large whale bones and planks of wood,” said study co-author Adrian Glover of London’s Natural History Museum. “When we recovered the bones and wood we’d put on the sea floor, the results were obvious immediately: the bones were infested by a carpet of red-plumed Osedax worms... but the wood planks were untouched, with not a trace of the wood-eating worms. “The wood was hardly degraded... after 14 months on the sea floor” -- one of the least explored ecosystems on Earth. The apparent absence of wood-munchers may be good news for marine archaeologists. The Southern Ocean is home to many a shipwreck -- including British explorer Ernest Shackleton’s pine and oak-built vessel Endurance, which was crushed by ice and sank in the cold waters on a 1914 expedition.

Four groups

On Turtle Island, there are four groups in charge of managing the tourist attraction. Aside from maintaining the turtles, they are also in charge of keeping the nature so that it is comfortable as a tourist attraction. The four groups are Deluang Sari, Mooncot, Bulih Bali and Lecceria.

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Pudut Island, a tourist destination located in the elite Nusa Dua tourist resort is very crowded by tourists, namely foreign tourists, domestic tourists or local community. They also included the students wishing to learn more about a variety of natural life, especially turtle breeding. Each group divides its members to take turns on duty every day. Every day, hundreds of foreign and domestic tourists are visiting the attraction. They come from many countries such as Europe, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. “On regular days, the tourist arrival reaches hundreds of people, but on the holiday seasons they can reach thousands of people,” said Suada. Especially during school holidays, many students make a visit while learning. Aside

from Bali, they are also from outside Bali and even from overseas. According to the Chief of Tanjung Benoa customary village, I Nyoman Wana Putra, the Turtle Island was originally named Pudut Island. Since it was made into turtle conservation, people then called it Turtle Island. “The renaming took place around 1993, and it has been famous until now. To maintain it, it is also provided with the assistants in charge of keeping the animal welfare.

Today, added Wana Putra, the Turtle Island became the target and world’s dream. Moreover, it was also graced with some events such as turtle release and religious ceremonies causing the region increasingly attractive. “Once a year, a turtle release is held here and many tourists are getting involved. Most interestingly, people also organize a ritual for animals (tumpek kandang) where visitors can see the procession intended for the turtles,” he concluded. (BTN)


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Bali News Allegedly due to engine short circuit

A boat carrying 33 passengers on fire Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Mutiara boat carrying 33 passengers suddenly caught fire in the waters of Toya Pakeh Kampong, Nusa Penida, Klungkung, Tuesday (Aug 13). The incident made the passengers panic because the fire very rapidly enlarged. No casualties were reported in the incident, but the losses were estimated to reach hundreds of millions of rupiahs. Chief of Nusa Penida Police, I Wayan Sarjana, explained the fire on Mutiara boat occurred around 08:00 a.m. At that time, the boat under control of the skipper Hanan suddenly caught fire when it was just sailing about 100 meters into the sea from the traditional port at Toya Pakeh. The Mutiara boat was scheduled to sail to Kusamba traditional port. The incident instantly caused passengers to be panic when knowing the fire was getting bigger and burning the boat stern. Such incident drew the attention of people around the Toya Pakeh traditional port. They immediately reported the incident to the Nusa

Penida subdistrict police and Marine Police Unit of Klungkung Police. In relatively short time, police officers immediately came to the scene and evacuated the passenger. In the evacuation, police were also assisted by local residents to pull the anchor rope of boat so as it was getting closer to the port. “The boat was not too far from the port, so that it is easier to evacuate by pulling the anchor rope,” said Chief of Marine Police Unit of Klungkung Police, Ketut Subrata, after evacuating the passengers. He said the evacuation lasted pretty long and stressfully, where the fire burning the boat stern was getting

bigger and making passengers panic. One by one of the passengers had been evacuated. Meanwhile, the fire licking the stern could be extinguished 30 minutes later. Other than scorching the boat, four outboard engines and an FU motorcycle were also burned by the fire. From the results of the crime scene examination, Subrata said the fire was allegedly caused by the second from left outboard engine experiencing short circuit and generated sparks. More seriously, IBP/File said Subrata, the sparks grabbed fuel in the other engine. Thus, the Mutiara boat carrying 33 passengers suddenly caught fire in fire directly blazed and scorched the the waters of Toya Pakeh Kampong, Nusa Penida, Klungkung, boat stern. (kmb31) on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

Prison inmates infected by HIV

Mostly affected by heterosexual relationships

Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Risk factor of HIV/AIDS through heterosexual relationship, in fact, was not only indicated by the cases in the community at large. The increase in the risk factor was also reflected by Kerobokan Prison inmates known to have been infected by HIV. Most of the positive cases infecting the

inmates were got from a risky sexual relationship. It was presented by Chairman of the HIV/AIDS Prevention Work Group of Kerobokan Prison, AA Gde Hartawan, in a discussion held by Bali Post on Tuesday (Aug 13). He explained that health problem was prominent in Kerobokan Prison, especially in terms

The Kerobokan Prison is seen on the picture

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of sanitation and hygiene. Of course, the prison supposed to be inhabited by 323 people was even occupied by about 985 people. In terms of health and sanitation, it had become a fundamental issue. The HIV case began to burst and caused a commotion at Kerobokan Prison in October 1999, where at that time was made an examination of zero survey and the result indicated that Kerobokan Prison was the largest contributor of HIV positive case compared to other locations where the zero survey was also carried out. “If the other locations showed one or two positive cases, at the prison we got 35 people at the time,” he said. The discovery of HIV positive cases on the inmates at Kerobokan Prison made all parties to intervene ranging from the AIDS Prevention Commission (KPA) to the Health Agency. Aside from providing education and knowledge about the HIV, the inmates had also been examined and treated. “It has also been established a cadre of inmates in charge of providing information about the HIV to the other inmates,” said Hartawan. Hartawan suspected the HIV trans-

mission among the inmates occurred before the year 2000. However, since the HIV cases were not known in the prison, there were no data indicating who were infected while in prison and what caused it. Since it burst in 1999, the prison aided by related parties conducted an examination to the inmates, both to the incoming and outgoing. So far, there had been no inmates with HIV negative case when getting in to prison and then found positive to HIV when leaving out the prison. “So, from the year 2000 when we started the HIV prevention program in prison, there has been no inmate infected by HIV in prison. They mostly have been positive when coming in,” he said. Based on the data of examination, of the 27 people examined in 2004, a total of 12 people were declared positive because of using IDU syringe. Risk factor of syringe dominated from 2004 to 2009. But in 2010, the dominant risk factor shifted to heterosexual relationship where in 2010 a total of 417 inmates got HIV test. It was found that nine inmates were positive and seven of them were caused by heterosexual. “In 2011, an examination was made to 675

inmates, showing 15 positive results in which 14 was caused by heterosexual relationship. Meanwhile, in 2012 the case increased that from 714 examinations, 29 results were positive. Of the 29 positive cases, 28 cases were caused by heterosexual,” he said. In fact, the problem of HIV positive cases was not only in Kerobokan Prison, but also in all prisons in Bali. “In all prisons in Bali, including in the child prison, have also been found people with HIV positive case,” he said. Secretary of the Bali AIDS Prevention Commission (KPA), Made Suprapta, added that reality in prison actually reflected a small fraction of what was happening in the current society. According to him, the current HIV transmission was dominantly caused by sexual factor, chiefly the heterosexual factor, and it could also possibly occur among the homosexuals. Transmission through the risky sexual intercourse was not only threatening the perpetrators but also the people around them like the family, wife and children. To that end, having no risky sexual behavior like with multiple partners was the key to prevention of HIV infection. (san)

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Discovery Hotel gets HolidayCheck Award

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KUTA - Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel has been ranked amongst the best recommended hotels on Europe’s leading hotel review portal HolidayCheck, which is used by over 23 million internet users per month for travel planning. HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2013 is distinguished by the satisfaction of the guests from the selected hotels and show that their satisfaction has top priority.The hotels who are awarded with the HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2013 are chosen by the good quality of their accommodation and the service that the hotel has to offers. In order to receive a HolidayCheckQuality Selection the hotels have to have received top reviews in their category. This means the hotel must have received certain reviews in 2012 and have a recommendation rate of at

least 90%. The number of suns is chosen by each guest to rate different categories. They range from 1 sun (very poor) to 6 suns (very good). In order to gain the Award the hotel must have an average of at least 3.5 suns. In overall category Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel has received 5.4 suns out of 6 suns. Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel proudly received the “HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2013” by remaining committed to deliver its quality standard and always friendly service towards their customers.

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Buleleng Pura Puseh Batur Kintamani Pr. Asah (Alas Harum) Dusun Batur Kintamani Pura Dalem Kedewatan Celuk-Sukawati Pura Agung Mandara Giri Gunung Semeru- Lumajang Jawa Timur Pura Pengubengan Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah-Batur Kintamani Mr. Agung Puser Jagat Meranting Batu Kanding-Nusa Penida Pura Luhur Candi Narmada Tanah Kilap Desa PemogaN Denpasar Selatan Pura Panca Tirta Sido Luhur Bakanheni Lampung Selatan Pura Ponjok Batu Tejakula Buleleng 24 Jul Buda Wage Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Ped Nusa Penida Pura Pasek Pengembungan Bongkasa Abiansemal Pura Pasek Bendesa Reyang Gede Penebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Banjar Jawa Banjar Jawa Tengah Buleleng Pura Gaduhan Jagat Desa Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Tegeh Mancawarna Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Penataran Batupelang Kamasan klungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Kedonganan Kuta Pura Guwa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Pucak Pameneh/Bukit Kiwa Tengen Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Jati Ubud Pura Melanting Ubud Pura Dalem Peed Nusa Penida Pura Sad Kahyangan Penida Desa Sakti Nusa Penida

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Mr. Pandu Djojoadisoeprapto (Executive Assistant Manager Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel) holding HolidayCheck Selection 2013)

Pura Penataran Agung Anyar Liligundi Bebandem Karangasem 30 Jul Anggar Kasih Dukut Pura Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Dalem Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Undagi Timpag Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Desa/ Pura Pucak Banjar Taman Bedulu Gianyar Pura Puser Jagat,Dalem Dukut, Puri Sukun Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Purwa Banjar Kawan Bangli Pura Desa Ketewel Sukawati 31 Jul Buda Umanis Dukut Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Sibangkaja Abiansemal Pura Dalem Samprangan Gianyar Pura Paiobon Dukuh Segening Serongga Kelod Gianyar 4 Aug Redite Kliwon Watugunung Pura Penataran Agung Mahagotra Tirta Harum Srisrengga Desa Nyalian Banjarangkan Klungkung 6 Aug Tilem Sasih Kasa Pura Dalem Seme Jawa Desa Kukuh Marga Tabanan 10 Aug Hari Raya Saraswati Pura Pasek Tangkas - Gempinis Dalang Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel - Sayan Bongkasa Abiansemal Pura Watugunung Bima Pura Agung Jagat Karana Surabaya Pura Aditya Jaya - Rawamangun Jakarta Timur Pura Pemaksan Banyuning Timur Buleleng Pura Agung Wira Lokha Natha Cimahi Jawa Barat Pura Dadia Agung Bendesa Tangkas Kori Agung Pusat Gerih Desa Gerih Abiansemal Badung Pura Kawitan Bendesa Aban Baturning Desa Mambal Abiansemal

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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Oprah sorry for Switzerland incident over purse Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey says she’s “sorry” about the media frenzy that emerged after she said she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland. “I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I’m really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I’m sorry that I said it was Switzerland,” Winfrey said, speaking at the premier of “Lee Daniels’ “The Butler.” In a recent interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” Winfrey recalled a clerk at an upscale Zurich boutique refusing to show her a handbag. Winfrey said she was told she could not afford the $38,000 purse. “I’m in a store and the person doesn’t obviously know that I carry the black card, and so they make an assessment

based upon the way I look and who I am,” said Winfrey, who earned $77 million in the year ending in June, according to Forbes magazine. “I didn’t have anything that said ‘I have money’: I wasn’t wearing a diamond stud. I didn’t have a pocketbook. I didn’t wear Louboutin shoes. I didn’t have anything,” said Winfrey on the red carpet. “You should be able to go in a store looking like whatever you look like and say ‘I’d like to see this.’ That didn’t happen.” Swiss tourism officials and the boutique owner apologized for the incident last week, but Winfrey insists there’s no need.

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“It’s not an indictment against the country or even that store,” she said. “It was just one person who didn’t want to offer me the opportunity to see the bag. So no apologies necessary from the country of Switzerland. If somebody makes a mistake in the United States do we apologize in front of the whole country? No!” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which opens Friday, documents the civil rights movement through the story of a butler who served in the White House for seven presidents.

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Bali visited by 275,667 foreign tourists

Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.

Chris Brown sued over recording studio altercation

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LOS ANGELES — A man who claims he was punched and kicked by a member of Chris Brown’s entourage during a fight at a recording studio sued the R&B singer on Tuesday for assault and battery. Sha’keir Duarte sued Brown for unspecified damages in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming he suffered a concussion as well as humiliation and mental anguish as a result of the attack. Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos called the case frivolous and said it amounted to an attempted shakedown. “This is what gives lawyers and lawsuits a bad name is garbage like this,” Geragos said, adding that he will seek to have the lawsuit dismissed and will countersue Duarte. Duarte claims he was beaten by a member of Brown’s entourage identified in the suit only as “Hood” during a fight over a parking spot. The fight at Westlake Recording Studios erupted on Jan. 27 between the entourages of Brown and fellow singer Frank Ocean. Brown taunted Duarte and threatened that the fight could escalate into a shooting, the lawsuit claims. Charges were never pursued after Ocean, who said his finger was injured in the fight, stated online that he wouldn’t seek criminal or civil penalties. The fight started after Brown parked in Ocean’s spot at the studio. R&B singer Chris Brown appears during a court hearing at Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles Monday, July 15, 2013.

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The number of foreign tourist arrival in Bali in June 2013 reached 275,667 people. This figure has increased by 12.94 percent compared to the same month a year ago. If compared to the condition of May 2013, the number of tourist arrival increased by 11.17 percent. Bali Post

DENPASAR - The number of foreign tourist arrival in Bali in June 2013 reached 275,667 people. This figure has increased by 12.94 percent compared to the same month a year ago. If compared to the condition of May 2013, the number of tourist arrival increased by 11.17 percent.

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“Most of the foreign tourists came to Bali through the airport namely 275,452 people (99.92 percent), while through seaport was only 215 people (0.08 percent). Compared to the same month in the previous year, the number of tourist arrival through Ngurah Rai Airport increased by 14.24 percent,” said Head of the Central Statistics

Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gde Suarsa, in Denpasar. Foreign tourist arrivals to Bali through the main entrance, said Suarsa, compared to the situation in May 2013 also increased by 12.49 percent. Meanwhile, foreign tourist arrival through the seaport in June 2013 totaled 215, down 93.06 percent compared to May 2013 and

fell by 92.77 percent compared to June 2012. “Most tourists coming to Bali were from Australia and then followed by the countries like the PRC, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan,” he said. He said the cumulative foreign tourists coming to Bali in the period from January to June of 2013 reached 1,493,021 people, where the most nationality coming to Bali were respectively Australia, the PRC, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore, with a percentage of 25.68 percent, 12.57 percent, 6.43 percent, 6.19 percent and 4.21 percent. “The country showing the largest increase in the number of foreign

tourists in that period compared to the previous year was Japan amounting to 17.83 percent, while the largest decline of 5.43 percent was England,” he explained. Meanwhile, the room occupancy rate of star hotels in Bali in June 2013, mentioned Suarsa, achieved an average 61.05 percent, up 0.74 points from occupancy rate in May 2013 which amounted to 60.31 percent. The highest occupancy rate was in Badung County namely 67.79 percent and the lowest was in Denpasar at 46.51 percent. “According to hotel classification, the room occupancy rate of one-star hotel reached 70.25 per-

cent, denoting the highest among the other star hotels. The lowest occupancy rate occurred in twostar hotel reaching 55.30 percent,” he said. He added the average length of stay of foreigners and Indonesian in star hotels in Bali in June 2013 reached 2.99 days. The figure was down 0.13 points compared to the average length of stay in May 2013 which reached 3.12 days. “Overall, the average length of stay of foreigners in June 2013 reached 3.01 days, much longer than the length of stay of the Indonesian guests reaching 2.96 days,” he affirmed. (kmb27)


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