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Friday, May 17, 2013

Indian actor Dutt surrenders to serve jail time Associated Press Writer

NEW DELHI — Indian actor Sanjay Dutt has arrived at a court in Mumbai to surrender and begin serving a prison sentence for a weapons conviction linked to a deadly terror attack in the city in 1993. Starting Thursday, the Bollywood star is to spend 3 1/2 years in prison. India’s Supreme Court sentenced Dutt in March to five years in prison for illegal possession of weapons supplied by mafia bosses linked to the terror attack, which killed

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257 people in India’s financial capital and entertainment hub. The 53-year-old actor served 18 months in jail before being released on bail in 2007 pending an appeal. The Supreme Court reduced his prison sentence to five years from the six-year term initially handed down.

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Indian Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt speaks to the media during an event in Mumbai, India, Sunday, May 5, 2013. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Thai ghost film remake appeals with funny twist Associated Press Writer

million baht ($18.47 million US) set by the 2001 historical epic “Suriyothai.” It also brought a buzz to the movie BANGKOK — Thais’ deep affection for ghost stories and laughter has brought a new phenomenon to movie theaters — comic touches added to scene in Thailand, a location haven for an oft-told tragedy of true love, which have made the latest adaptation recent foreign productions like “Hangover II,” the low-budget hit “Lost in Thaiof the Mae Nak legend into the all-time highest-grossing Thai film. land” that unexpectedly became China’s “Pee Mak Phra Khanong” is based on simple-hearted husband, and the friends highest-grossing film, and “Only God folklore about the ghost of a woman who who try in vain to tell him his wife’s Forgives” starring Ryan Gosling, which will open in cinemas this year. died in childbirth and the unsuspecting secrets. “Pee Mak” pitches a Thai legend husband who returns from war to live With a budget of 35 million baht ($1.1 with his family. Past movie adaptations million), the summer blockbuster has of a spooky ghost against modern-day focused more on the lovelorn ghost Mae collected 560 million baht ($18.8 mil- comedy and pop culture references, Nak and her tragic tale, but the new lion) in Bangkok and major cities, beat- using its jokes and thrills to transcend film tells its story through Pee Mak, the ing the previous nationwide tally of 550 the usual young, urban middle class audience of the film studio GTH and entertain everyone. Instead of seeing a vengeful ghost chase after anyone who attempted to tell her husband she was no longer alive, the audience of “Pee Mak” gets to enjoy a story of star-crossed lovers played by Thai-German heartthrob Mario Maurer (pronounced Mao-RUHR’) and 21-year-old rising star Davika Hoorne (pronounced DA-vi-GAA’ Ho-NAY’). The horror comedy opened on March 28 with 21.2 million baht ($714,000), the second best first-day performance ever by a Thai movie. “I had a feeling during filming that it was going to be good, but I never thought it would get as much as 500 million or 600 million baht. This is way beyond expectation,” said 33-year-old director Banjong Pisanthanakun who built up his fame from co-directing “Shutter,” a 2004 horror blockbuster that was remade by Hollywood in 2008. “We knew we got the ingredients right and that it was going AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit to work because even when we filmed In this photo taken Monday, May 13, 2013, Davika Hoorne, the lead- it, it was very hilarious.” Critics say the ing actress in the movie “Pee Mak Phra Khanong,” speaks during an presentation of the movie was crucial in interview in Bangkok, Thailand. its overwhelming success.

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A man counting ballots of Bali gubernatorial election that held on Wednesday, May 15. Bali Electoral Commission will officialy annouce winner of the election on May 27, 2013.

Bali Gubernatorial election

The winner to be announced on May 27

Bali Post

DENPASAR - Various survey institutions have announced the result of Quick Count of the candidate vote acquisition in the Bali gubernatorial election. The Quick Count result of the Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) version declared the AA Ngurah PuspayogaDewa Nyoman Sukrawan (PAS) package slightly won over their rival Made Mangku Pastika with vote acquisition of 50.31 percent versus 49.69 percent. Different result was reported by the Indonesia Research Center (IRC). Based on 100 percent of

the incoming data from sample of polling station, the Pastika-Kerta package was declared to win by

obtaining 50.01 percent of votes, while PAS earned the support of 49.99 percent.

However, so far the Bali Electoral Commission was still doing the manual recapitulation process of the vote. Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Ketut Sukawati Lanang Putra Prabawa said the calculation had been carried out as soon as the completion of voting at 1:00 p.m. From each polling station, the result of vote recapitulation was

then submitted to village. At the village level, it was then recapitulated for maximally three days. Afterward, the recapitulation result of village was submitted to subdistrict level and recapitulated again for three days. “After this, the results are taken to county level and recapitulated again for three days,” he said. Continued on page 6


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Roving polling station at Sanglah Hospital Most voters bring no ballot Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Due to the absence of information on the roving polling station for the election at Sanglah Hospital, most visitors and patients did not bring along their C-6 letter or ballot. As consequence, only a few patients and patient attendants could vote. Based on monitoring of Bali Post, the officers of polling station coming to pick up the votes to Sanglah Hospital were from the polling station (TPS) 11 and 12 Denpasar. Those officers arrived around 12:30 p.m. Afterward, the officers itinerated around the Sanglah Hospital. However, due to restricted time not all treatment rooms could be visited. The rooms visited were only Wing Amerta, Anggrek, Pudak, Cempaka, Jempiring and Angsoka Room. Aside from the time constraints, only a few of the patients and patient attendants carried the C-6 letter as one of the requirement to vote, so that the vote collected only came to tens of pieces whereas the total vote at Sanglah Hospital was estimated to reach 1,000. Nyoman Reti from Tabanan, for instance, claimed to be surprised when seeing the officer of roving polling station came to Sanglah Hospital. Unfortunately, due to lack of information, Reti did not bring along her

C-6 letter as a requirement to vote. “I do not know if there will be a roving polling station. If only I had information, I would take the C-6 letter before waiting for my sick family here,” she deplored. A member of Bali Electoral Commission, Ketut Udi Prayudi, who came to patients and patient attendants in person at Sanglah Hospital, said that in order to vote the residents were absolutely recommended to bring along their C-6 letter and identity card. Only a few patients and patient attendants at Sanglah Hospital brought along such requirement. As admitted by Udi, it happened due to lack of information. “Actually, the socialization has been made. Perhaps, there is a little miscommunication. This should become a lesson to be fixed in the future,” he said. After making a field inspection, the officers then returned to their respective polling station around 1:30 p.m. (san)

Workers Take Turns Voting Even though it’s the Bali Governor Election last Wednesday (15/5) and a holiday, yet he Indonesian Bank Representative 3rd Area Bali Nusra and finanxe servixes or banks are atill opened. The public relation, Suarpika Bimantoro, when contacted confir,ed that his policy is to cause no blockage or stoppage in Bali’s economy yet even so workers still can vote based on the operaional time of their work place so it doesn’t disturb the bank’s operation.”We give a chance for

those voting in the first half day yet it is hped they still work on the day,” Bimantoro explained. Private Banks also apply the same policy and those opened mostly in this day are the main branches while small branchea or cash office are closed. From what’s seen by Bali Post, the finance services keep on happening even though there are less customers than the usual as stated by BRI worker Angga in Tabanan and private bank worker, Dayu, in Renon. There has been a schedule when they will vote and when they will work. (kmb28)

Penuktukan village issues customary agreement

Singaraja (Bali Post)—

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The tourist are doing diving activity

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Favehotel opens at Kelapa Gading

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Protect marine areas

To secure the marine area from any damage, the residents of Penuktukan village made a perarem or customary agreement. It contained the confirmation to residents about what they could and could not do as well as what could not be done in the marine area. Headman of Penuktukan, Yudi Arisandi, said the customary agreement was prepared at the initiative of local residents of Penuktukan village. The initiative came up because the marine areas such as coral reefs had suffered damage in the 1980s. Now, after undertaking various movements of repair, the marine areas could have been recovered from the damage. In order the marine area would no longer turn damaged, residents finally took the initiative to make the customary agreement. In the customary agreement was mentioned the administrative and customary village managed the three zones in the marine areas, consisting of the core zone, buffer zone and utilization zone. Core zone was a preservation area of coral reef consisting of three diving spots. For core zone, the village put up a sign by means of a red flag. To that end, the residents were not allowed to do any activity related to catching fish in the area among the red flags. Meanwhile, the distance of buffer zone was 50 meters from the core zone. At the zone, the residents were allowed to do fish catching on a limited basis, namely only angling. Residents were only allowed to catch fish in the zone of utilization, provided that they did not use any chemicals or explosives. What about the sanctions? Headman Yudi said the matter of sanctions had not been set forth. “With this customary agreement, we want the residents to understand about the marine conservation,” he said. (kmb15)

Friday, May 17, 2013

JAKARTA – Archipelago International opened its 5th select service favehotel in Jakarta, the favehotel Kelapa Gading.

Governor Election, finance services still open Denpasar (Bali Post)-

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11May Tumpek Klurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Banjar Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung Pura Pedarman bujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunung Sari Penebel tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan - Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kangin (Ida Betara Empu Baradah) Besakih

12 May Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida Pura Desa Ubud 15 May Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Banjar Kalah Batubulan Pura Desa lan Puseh Silakarang Singapadu Pura Dalem Petitenget Kerobokan Kuta Pura Dalem Pulasari Samplangan Gianyar Pura Kubayan - Kepisah Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek Gelgel - Tanah Pegat Tabanan Pura Paibon lan Pura Bengkel Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pura Panti Penyarikan Medahan Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken Kaba Kaba Pura Dadia Buda Cemeng Pulasari Batuan Sukawati 21 May Anggar Kasih Tambir Pura Dalem Puri Batuan Sukawati Pura Dalem kediri Silakarang Singapadu Pura Dalem Sukawati Pura Dalem Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pura Paibon Pasek Tangkas Peliatan Ubud Pura Puseh Ngukuhin Kramas Gianyar Pura Pamerajan Agung Ki Telabah Tuakilang Tabanan Pura Karang Buncing Blahbatuh Pura Dalem Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Desa Badung Kota Denpasar Pura Luhur Pedenganan Bedha Bongan Tabanan Pura Pucak Payogan - Lungsiakan Kedewatan Ubud Gianyar Pura Tanah Kilap “Griya Anyar” Suwung Kauh

Denpasar Selatan Pura Selukat Keramas Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Dalem Tampuagan Peninjoan Tembuku Bangli Pura Waturenggong Desa Taro Pura Dalem Bentuyung Desa Ubud Pura Puseh Ubud Pura Dalem Puri Peliatan Ubud Pura Batur Hyang Bulan M untig Karangasem 22 May Buda Umanis Tambir Pura Sari Banjar Titih Kapal Pura Gulamanikan Bendesa Manik Mas Serongga Gianyar 24 May Purnama Sasih Sadha Pura Amrta Sari Rempoa J akarta Selatan Pura Maospahit Banjar Grenceng Denpasar 5 Jun Buda Kliwon Matal Pura Puseh lan Desa Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Bebetin Sawan Buleleng Pura Maspahit Sesetan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek Bendesa Manik Mas Dukuh Kendran Tegallalang Pura Panti Pasek Gaduh Sesetan Pura Pedharaman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 15 Jun Pura Puseh lan Desa Kota Gianyar Pura Luhur Dalem Segening Kediri Tabanan Pura Sang Hyang Tegal (TARO) Tegallalang 19 Jun Buda Cemeng Menail Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja Gianyar Pura Puseh Manakaji Peninjoan Bangli Pura Kawitan Gusti Celuk Baler Pura Sada Pemebetan Kapal Mengwi Pemerajan Agung Ubud Pura Taman Limut Pengosekan Mas Ubud

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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Jerusalem family tattoos pilgrims for centuries Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM — Orthodox Christians visiting the Holy Land often return home with more than just spiritual memories. Many drop by a centuries-old tattoo parlor in Jerusalem’s Old City, inking themselves with a permanent reminder not only of their pilgrimage but also of devotion to their faith. The same Jerusalem family has been tattooing pilgrims with crosses and other religious symbols for hundreds of years, testament to the importance of the ancient ritual. While Catholics can get a written certificate of their pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Orthodox Christians opt for a tattoo, a permanent reminder of their visit. In contrast to the bustling streets of the Old City outside, the Razzouk parlor is quiet, with only the buzz of an electric needle zigzagging across a pilgrim’s arm. Pilgrims said the pain of the needle is worth the sacrifice. “The pain I feel is like the pain that Jesus Christ felt when he was on the cross with his crown of thorns,” said Etetu Legesse, a nurse from Ethiopia, as a scene depicting the crucifixion was etched on her triceps. Another Ethiopian woman wailed a song as an image of the Virgin Mary was tattooed onto her arm. “I’m singing, God, I’m thinking about God; he died for us on the cross, that’s why I’m singing,” the

35-year-old woman, who gave her name as Mebrat, said. Anton Razzouk, the family’s 72-year-old patriarch, says the business can be traced back to a Coptic ancestor who traveled by camel and donkey from Egypt to Jerusalem for a pilgrimage about 300 years ago and decided to stay. Today, the Razzouk business is the oldest tattoo parlor in the Old City catering to Christian tourists. Razzouk says that up until the 1950’s his father’s business was unchallenged and that he was the only one in the Old City, though a handful of competitors have sprouted up since then. The art form was passed on from father to son and countless pilgrims have returned home over the centuries with the markings. Razzouk said his father, Jacob, tattooed Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, as well as hundreds of allied troops stationed in the region during World War II. He said the markings remind the faithful not to sin. “A tattoo on the hand is the best

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PAS wins 100 percent at polling station of Sukrawan Bali Post

DENPASAR - Persona of Dewa Nyoman Sukrawan as deputy governor candidate of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) cadre at Bungkulan village, Sawan subdistrict, was surprisingly strong. Evidently, at the polling station where he voted, namely the polling station (TPS) 14 at Satria hamlet, PAS package won 100 percent in the Bali gubernatorial election on Wednesday (May 15).

AP Photo/Dusan Vranic

In this Saturday, May 10, 2013 photo, Etetu Legesse, a Christian Orthodox pilgrim from Ethiopia, reacts as she receives a tattoo in a shop owned by the Razzouk family in Jerusalem. certificate of pilgrimage because it stays there forever. It stays until the person is dead. It stays with him until the grave,” said Razzouk. Whereas Judaism and Islam prohibit marking the body, for

Orthodox Christian denominations like Armenians, Syrians, Ethiopians and Copts, tattoos are both decorative and a sign of faith. Roman Catholicism does not ban tattooing, but the practice is not as

common. Razzouk says he tattoos 300 to 400 pilgrims each year. His service is so popular that the family often goes to nearby hotels to tattoo travelers as well.

Geneva auction sells huge diamond for $26.7M Associated Press Writer

GENEVA — A huge diamond unearthed in Botswana commanded an unearthly price of $26.7 million from Christie’s auction house Wednesday amid the spring ritual of well-heeled bidders flocking or phoning in to Geneva’s luxury sales. The pear-shaped gem accounted for more than a quarter of the $102 million in sales rung up by Christie’s Wednesday night, a night after Sotheby’s had $78 million in sales. “A perfect diamond commands a perfect price,” Christie’s trumpeted on Twitter of the record sale price for the largest D-color flawless diamond ever offered at auction — a whopping 101.73 carats that took 21 months to polish. Jewelry, watches and other luxury items are sold every spring by the big auction houses at Geneva’s elegant lakefront

hotels — seemingly a world away from some European countries whose economies are shrinking as their governments enact often tough budget austerity measures to get a handle on their debts. Sotheby’s auction featured a diamond jewelry collection belonging to Italian screen actress Gina Lollobrigida that fetched $4.9 million, some of which she plans to donate to stem cell research. The auction house said eight bidders fought for Lollobrigida’s pair of diamond and natural pearl earrings, which finally sold for more than $2.3 million and set a new auction record for such an item. The 85-year-old actress, who starred opposite Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra and other top actors in the 1950s and 1960s, said she was selling the jewelry partly to fund an international hospital for stem

cell treatment. Sotheby’s also sold a 74.53carat fancy yellow diamond that once belonged to Ahmad Shah Qajar, the shah of Persia from 1909 to 1925 and the last ruler of the Qajar dynasty. Its sale for nearly $3 million set both an auction record and a record price per carat — an eye-popping $40,061 per carat — for a fancy yellow diamond. Among other items auctioned off Tuesday night was Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi’s Audemars Piguet No. 10 Royal Oak Chronograph wristwatch, which sold for $81,850 to raise money for the four-time FIFA player of the year’s foundation. After that auction, Lollobrigida said her jewels had brought her much pleasure for many years, but she hopes that “selling them will raise awareness of stem cell therapy, which can cure so many illnesses.”

The polling station had 510 voters. Of that amount, PAS package could win as many as 489 votes. Meanwhile, another vote was declared invalid. As monitoring made at polling station 14 at Satria hamlet, Bungkulan village, from Wednesday morning residents had come to polling station in traditional costumes. Meanwhile, Sukrawan and his wife Jro Made Sri Kusuma Yantiari with family were busy preparing for the vote in the Bali gubernatorial election 2013. Previously, they worship at family temple to invoke blessings. Precisely at 08:00 am Sukrawan with Sri Kusuma Yantiari went on foot to polling station 14, located just a few meters from his home. On arriving at polling station, Sukrawan and his wife Sri Kusuma Yantiari directly submitted the invitation letter and voter card to voting committee officer. He then received a ballot sheet and headed straight for voting booth. After giving his vote, he showed off the punched ballot to media crew monitoring the voting at polling station. After the voting, Sukrawan explained the steps of Bali gubernatorial election had been going on well. Related to results, he did not too question. Whatever the results would be, obviously it was the will of God. “Whoever will win, I am resigned to it. Most importantly, the winner is for the future progress of Bali,” he said. Meanwhile, the Regent of Buleleng Putu Agus Suradnyana also directly monitored a number of polling stations after giving his voting right. He monitored the election by riding a motorcycle to polling station 04 at Astina village. At the polling station, the regent directly monitored and had discussion with local voting committee. Besides, he had also asked for an explanation regarding the availability of logistics for the Bali gubernatorial election. The committee explained there were no obstacles and the logistics was complete. (kmb/kmb15)

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Puspayoga, wife Bintang Puspayoga, and his child, showing their little finger that marked by ink after using the voting rights on Wednesday.

In Badung

Pasti-Kerta temporarily excels in four subdistricts Bali Post

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Pasti-Kerta package temporarily excelled over its rival in the vote acquisition in the Bali gubernatorial election in Badung County.

MANGUPURA - Pasti-Kerta package temporarily excelled over its rival in the vote acquisition in the Bali gubernatorial election in Badung County. From the data collected by each subdistrict, the Pasti-Kerta was superior in four subdistricts namely Mengwi, Abiansemal, Northern Kuta and Southern Kuta. Meanwhile, Puspayoga-Sukrawan (PAS) package won in Petang and Kuta subdistrict. Based on the data collected from each subdistrict, in Petang subdistrict PAS package acquired 10,383 votes, while Pasti-Kerta got 8,846 votes. In Northern Kuta, PAS earned 16,832 votes, while Pasti-Kerta earned 21,734 votes. In Kuta, PAS was superior with the achievement of 13,219 votes, while Pasti-Kerta attained 7,262 votes. In Mengwi, PAS earned 28,567 votes, while PastiKerta won 45,294 votes. Then, in Southern Kuta, PAS gained

19,512 votes, while Pasti-Kerta gained 20,595 votes. In Abiansemal subdistrict, PAS got 27,332 votes and Pasti-Kerta won 30,463 votes. Overall, pursuant to the interim results the Pasti-Kerta package won in Badung with 134,194 votes, while PAS gained 115,645 votes. When confirmed the results of the vote, Chairman of the Badung Electoral Commission, I Wayan Jondra, said his party was still unable to give the data of vote acquisition in Badung. According to him, the commission did not make counting through quick count. The vote counting at village level would be done on Thursday, while at subdistrict level was after that. Each level of counting was given the time for two days. Meanwhile, I Ketut Sudikerta, deputy governor candidate voted at polling station 10 at Pecatu village, precisely at SDN 4 Pecatu primary school at Kangin hamlet.

Sudikerta and family went to polling station on foot from his house at Kauh hamlet. At the polling station, the Pasti-Kerta package won 284 votes, while PAS package only got 135 votes and 2 votes were declared invalid. After giving his vote, Sudikerta stated the implementation of gubernatorial election in Badung took place in peaceful atmosphere. In general, the situation in Badung was conducive. He also expressed his gratitude to the people of Bali addressing the democratic event with togetherness. He affirmed whatever the outcome would be, his party claimed to be ready to receive. Losing and winning was a reasonable thing. If losing, his party would be ready to respect the results of the gubernatorial election. Meanwhile, if he won, he would take the other candidate to realize the vision and mission for the sake of people’s welfare. (kmb25)


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Low, participation of Southern Badung people in gubernatorial election Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Low participation of the South Badung community in the gubernatorial election happened again in the Bali gubernatorial election 2013. Even, pursuant to information on the interim vote calculation, the number of voters that did not come to polling station in the Kuta subdistrict exceeded the number of votes of the governor and deputy governor candidates.

The voters are giving their vote in the polling station.

Election, Nusa Penida residents went home

Semarapura (Bali Post)-

The Governor election of Bali seemes to be responded well by the Nusa Pwnida residents. Those who worked outside the island went home for the election on Wednesday (15/5). Klungkung three harbours, Tribuana, Kusamba and

Banjar Bias, had a lot of passengers coming in since 6 am local time to avoid high current. Tradiional boat owners also support this action so a lot of boats departed an hour earlier at 7.30 am instead of 8.30 am local time aa states by one boat manager Yadin. The amount of passengers was

high as usually there are only 50 to80 passengers daily. One passenger, Ginasta, stated to have purposely come home to decide who to lead Bali in the next period. It is hoped that his choice is not wrong and can bring Bali and especially Nusa Penida better. (kmb31)

Buleleng plan for 1,200 teachers recruitment Singaraja (Bali Post)-

Due to many teachers retiring, Buleleng Government is plannin to rexruit at least 1,200 teaxhers for schools in Buleleng for 2014. It was stated that the

teachers recruited prioritised for elementary schools and npw the Buleleg Workers Board still waits foe a formation done by the Ministry of State Elements and Beuraucracy Reformation ( Ke m e n PA N - R B ) . H e a d o f

he Board, Ni Made Rousmini, stated that her side is still on fighting for the formation to exist as he recrutment can’t be done this year as they are finishing on the honorary workers 2nd category. (kmb15)

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As information compiled until Wednesday afternoon from Kuta subdistrict, the Puspayoga-Sukrawan package (PAS) was superior with interim achievement of 13,219 votes. Meanwhile, its rival namely the Mangku PastikaSudikerta package (Pasti-Kerta) only managed to obtain 7,262 votes. In the meantime, the invalid votes amounted to 194. Overall, the amount of voter attendance reached 20,675 people. Interestingly, the amount of unused ballots even exceeded the vote acquisition of each candidate. The unused ballot papers in Kuta subdistrict reached 13,311 pieces. Meanwhile, the amount of permanent registered voter (DPT) in Kuta subdistrict alone reached 33,986 people. The Kuta subdistrict head, Gede Rai Wijaya, said the low community participation in Kuta happened due to high mobility. Specifically, he mentioned that removal of Angkasa Pura official residence and population on Jalan Sempati and Jalan Pelita had become the cause of the ‘disappearance’ of population. In South Kuta, PAS reached 19,512 votes. Their rival, namely Pasti-Kerta package attained 20,595 votes. Invalid votes reached 54. Meanwhile, the permanent registered voters in South Kuta amounted to 60,764 people. If roughly calculated, the people that did not use their right to vote approximately reached 20,603 people. In the meantime, the South Kuta subdistrict head, Wayan Puja, also gave the reason of population mobility for the low community participation. He mentioned that many of the voters were currently working on cruise ship so that they could not come to polling station. Even, he said that until that time the summon letter from the voting organizer group (KPPS) had not been distributed because the targeted population could not be found. Low participation of the community in the Southern Badung in the election had actually happened for many times. Even, it had become a special record for the Electoral Commission in each election. Chairman of the Badung Electoral Commission, I Wayan Jondra, recently said that Kuta and Southern Kuta subdistrict were two constituencies showing off the most low community participation in Badung County. Quite high population mobility in the two regions became the main reason of the low participation. (kmb25)

Traditional markets quiet during the election

Denpasar (Bali Post)-

Not the usual that a number of traditional markets such as Badung Market last Wednesday (15/5) seemed empty from sellers and visitors. It seemed eveyone is enthusiastic of the governor election and have gone to the polls in the morning. Other traditional markets seen so were Sanglah and Renon, all opened by midday. “Usually morning until afternoon would be crowded. Cars, motorxyxles and horse cart would find it hard to pass throufh. Now up to 11 am local time no one is here,”Putriyani from Panjer stated when about to buy ceremony needs. The same tated by a number of sellers such as Sariyani (45) who’s a vegetable seller and Sumiati (42) essentials seller. Usually they would open at 5 am local time yet due to election they opened at 9 am local time. Besides markets, roads were also seen empty during the election and ets crowded comig afternoon around 2 pm local time in Denpasar area. Even though the government held a holiday for state and private workers to join the election, yet a number of services such as finance, airporr and other vital ones were still ongoing. (kmb28)

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Now Venezuela is running out of toilet paper

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Afghan and U.S. soldiers arrive to the scene where a suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Car bomb hits NATO convoy in Kabul; 6 dead Associated Press Writer

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber rammed his car into a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least six people in the explosion and wounding more than 30, officials said. A Muslim militant group, Hizbe-Islami, claimed responsibility for the early morning attack and said it had formed a special “martyrdom” unit to attack foreign troops. The announcement could mean a steep escalation for the movement, which is based in northeastern Afghanistan and which has fought against the American-led coalition but is also a fierce rival of the Taliban. Body parts littered the scene of the blast in eastern Kabul, and one coalition vehicle was reduced to a mangled pile of metal. The explosion was powerful enough to rattle buildings on the other side of the city. NATO spokesman Lt. j.g.

Quenton Roehricht said the international alliance can “confirm an explosion occurred on a coalition convoy in Kabul this morning,” but provided no further details. Kabul provincial police spokesman Hashmad Stanakzi said the suicide bomber attacked at about 8 a.m. with a car packed with explosives. “The explosion was very big. It set the nearby buildings on fire,” Stanakzi said. Kabul Deputy Police Chief Daud Amin said it was difficult to immediately estimate the number of dead because the blast had shredded many of the victims. “We saw two dead bodies of children on the ground,” Amin said. “But

the rest of the bodies were scattered in pieces around.” Two Kabul hospitals reported that at least six dead and 37 wounded were brought in from the scene, city hospitals chief Kabir Amiri said, adding that the toll could increase as more hospitals report in. The bodies were too badly charred to immediately identify, he added. A spokesman for Hizb-e-Islami, Haroon Zarghoon, told The Associated Press that one of the movement’s operatives carried out the attack on what he described as two vehicles of American advisers. He claimed that most of the American advisers were killed and their vehicles destroyed, though neither Afghan nor coalition officials have confirmed any foreign casualties. Zarghoon says the militant group has formed a new cell to carry out suicide attacks on U.S. and other coalition troops.

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CARACAS, Venezuela — First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities — toilet paper. Blaming political opponents for the shortfall, as it does for other shortages, the embattled socialist government says it will import 50 million rolls to boost supplies. That was little comfort to consumers struggling to find toilet paper on Wednesday. “This is the last straw,” said Manuel Fagundes, a shopper hunting for tissue in downtown Caracas. “I’m 71 years old and this is the first time I’ve seen this.” One supermarket visited by The Associated Press in the capital on Wednesday was out of toilet paper. Another had just received a fresh batch, and it quickly filled up with shoppers as the word spread. “I’ve been looking for it for two weeks,” said Cristina Ramos. “I was told that they had some here and now I’m in line.” Economists say Venezuela’s shortages stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society and the government’s controls on foreign currency. “State-controlled prices — prices that are set below marketclearing price — always result in shortages. The shortage problem will only get worse, as it did over the years in the Soviet Union,” said Steve Hanke, professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University. President Nicolas Maduro, who was selected by the dying Hugo Chavez to carry on his “Bolivarian revolution,” claims that anti-government forces,

including the private sector, are causing the shortages in an effort to destabilize the country. The government this week announced it would import 760,000 tons of food and 50 million rolls of toilet paper. Commerce Minister Alejandro Fleming blamed the shortage of toilet tissue on “excessive demand” built up as a result of “a media campaign that has been generated to disrupt the country.” “The revolution will bring the country the equivalent of 50 million rolls of toilet paper,” he was quoted as saying Tuesday by state news agency AVN. “We are going to saturate the market so that our people calm down.” Finance Minister Nelson Merentes said the government was also addressing the lack of foreign currency, which has resulted in the suspension of foreign supplies of raw materials, equipment and spare parts to Venezuelan companies, disrupting their production. “We are making progress ... we have to work very hard,” Merentes told reporters Wednesday. Many factories operate at half capacity because the currency controls make it hard for them to pay for imported parts and materials. Business leaders say some companies verge on bankruptcy because they cannot extend lines of credit with foreign suppliers. Merentes said the government had met the U.S. dollar requests of some 1,500 small- and mediumsized companies facing supply problems, and was reviewing requests from a similar number of larger companies. Chavez imposed currency controls a decade ago trying to stem capital flight as his government expropriated large land parcels and dozens of businesses.

China detains man over fake airline bomb threats Associated Press Writer

BEIJING - Police in southern China detained a man early Thursday who is suspected of calling in fake bomb threats that grounded five domestic flights the previous day. The man was detained at a rental home in the city of Dongguan, police in the southern hub of Shenzhen said in an online statement. Police gave no word on a pos-

sible motive. They identified the suspect by his surname, Wang, and said he is 26, unemployed and from the autonomous northern territory of Inner Mongolia. He is accused of making threats Wednesday against five flights headed to Shenzhen and Xi’an from other cities, including Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai. The flights were operated by Shenzhen Airlines, China Eastern Airlines,

and Juneyao Airlines. The crime is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Last year, a man in Dongguan who made a fake bomb threat to delay the arrival of his creditor received a four-year sentence. China has undergone a massive expansion in air travel in recent years. Delays, poor airline service and unruly passengers lead to frequent disruptions at airports or aboard flights.

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A woman who just bought toilet paper at a grocery store reads her receipt as she leaves the private store in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 15, 2013.


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BUSINESS Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - Toyota has accelerated past South Korea’s Samsung Electronics to become Asia’s biggest company by market value, after the Japanese automaker’s shares doubled in the past year. Toyota’s market capitalisation stood at 22.23 trillion yen ($217 billion) on Thursday, beating out the Galaxy smartphone and tablet computer giant which was worth the equivalent of 20.32 trillion yen. Toyota, also the world’s biggest automaker, has seen its shares jump on the back of improving financial results. The Corolla and Camry maker said last week its full-year net profit more than tripled. Samsung overtook the Japanese giant in the market value table in 2011, according to the leading Nikkei business daily, as the South Korean conglomerate notched up huge profits in its global battle with US rival Apple. Toyota’s Tokyo-listed shares finished at 6,450 yen, more than double their 3,165 yen closing price a year earlier. Samsung shares closed at 1.508 million won ($1,350) on Thursday.

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School boys look at Toyota Lexus LS600hL displayed at Toyota Motor Corp. showroom Toyota Mega Web in Tokyo Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Toyota has accelerated past South Korea’s Samsung Electronics to become Asia’s biggest company by market value, after the Japanese automaker’s shares doubled in the past year.

Japan economy grows again, points to recovery TOKYO - Japan said Thursday that its economy grew again in the quarter to March, pointing to a recovery as Tokyo and its hand-picked central bank team set about stoking the world’s third-largest economy. The 0.9 percent on-quarter growth -- or 3.5 percent on an annualised basis if the data were stretched over a year -- confirmed Japan’s exit from recession as consumers spent more, although the nation’s cautious firms did not follow suit. The data was seen by some observers as an early mark of success for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bid to stimulate the longstagnant economy with a policy prescription of big government spending and aggressive central bank easing.

Dubbed “Abenomics”, the moves mark a renewed assault on the deflation that has plagued Japan’s economy for years, crimping private spending and business investment. The central bank’s recent policy moves have helped push down the value of the yen, giving a boost to the export sector as it makes Japanese firms more competitive overseas and inflates the value of repatriated foreign income. The currency’s steep decline in recent months -- losing around one-quarter of its value since November -- has translated into a huge rally on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with foreign investors piling into Japanese stocks. “The Japanese economy is on the right track to recovery,” said Hideki Matsumura, senior economist with the Japan Research Institute.

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Nangluk Merana Ritual to Neutralize Nature

Toyota becomes Asia’s biggest firm by market value

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“Individual spending is picking up as the value of assets, including stocks, rose on the back of the brighter economic outlook. Exports are also recovering. The economy is expected to grow further for now thanks to the impact of Abenomics.” But a 0.7 percent drop in capital spending highlighted stillweak spending by firms, while a series of tax hikes aimed at doubling the national sales tax to 10 percent by 2015 could also hit private spending, analysts said. “The January-March figure was quite strong, which confirmed that the Japanese economy hit bottom late last year,” said Shinichiro Kobayashi, economist with Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting. Abe has called on the nation’s employers to hike their employee pay to stimulate spending.

Japan eased out of recession in the last quarter of 2012, after the economy shrunk on weak export demand tied to financial turmoil in the key European market, a strong yen and a diplomatic row with China that sparked a consumer boycott of Japanese goods. Meanwhile, Japan logged a modest pickup in factory output in March as the unemployment rate hit a multi-year low. But the country’s trade deficit more than quadrupled to 362.4 billion yen ($3.6 billion) in March compared to the same period a year earlier, as a weaker yen inflated import costs. The declining unit, while generally good for exporters, makes foreign goods more expensive and has sent Japan’s energy bills soaring as it turned to pricey fossil-fuel alternatives after shutting its nuclear reactors in

the aftermath of the Fukushima atomic crisis two years ago. Last month, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) said it expected 2.9 percent growth in Japan’s economy for the fiscal year to March, while tipping inflation to hit 0.7 percent, as the battle to beat falling prices continues. The BoJ has pledged to meet a two percent inflation target within two years, a key aim of the government, while separate figures this week showed almost 83 percent of Japanese households think prices will rise in a year, the first reading above 80 percent in four and a half years. Deflation is bad for the economy because it encourages consumers to put off spending in the belief that their intended purchases will be cheaper in the future, softening demand and hurting producers.

Ahead of the yearend 2012, local governments and municipality in Bali looked busy with a ritual activity known as nangluk merana. The ritual involving hundreds or even thousands of Hindu devotees was held at sea. It was intended to rid the universe ranging from the sea to mountains as the source of life. Through the ritual, devotees invoked to God in order they were bestowed with graces for the sake of entire universe and protected from danger. The Head of the Institute for Community Service (LPM) of Hindu University of Indonesia (Unhi) Denpasar, IB Sutama, said the nangluk merana ritual was the term of agricultural culture in Bali in realizing the green culture. Through the ritual, farmers tried to stem all the plant diseases and pests attacking their crop, either in irrigated field or non-irrigated field. In the Usada Wrespati Tatwa manuscript, explained this waidika (Hindu doctor), merana was the disease in plants. In animal it was called sasab, while in human was called gering. “The nangluk merana ritual was used to neutralize the nature, so that it can stem all kinds of diseases such as gering, sasab and merana and they will not come to mainland or to human nature,” he said. The ritual was focused on invoking welfare and safety to Lord Varuna as the ruler of the sea. He had the power to clean up all the existing diseases. The universe was derived from water or thalesia. Similarly, human also began and ended with water. “The whole universe was purified by him at sea. As evidence, whatever discharged into the sea does not cause any odor. Therefore, the holy water or tirtha is centered at sea,” he explained.

This humanist and religious observer explained that 65-70 percent of macrocosm (universe) and microcosm (human body) contained water. When, we were in the womb, 90 percent of our protector was water and at the meeting of heaven and earth or kama bang (sperm) and kama petak (ovum) or intercourse of mother and father we are composed of 100 percent of water. “That’s why we end the ritual with water of Lord Varuna,” he convinced. In the nangluk merana was always accompanied with animal sacrifice by slaughtering or floating animal into the sea. It was affected by bhairava leading to Shaktism. Sacred animal sacrifice was intended to neutralize nature and as a substitute for human sacrifice, so that it did not sacrifice human. Nangluk merana ritual was regularly held towards year end because a very extreme weather change took place in December. It was before the seventh month in Balinese calendar being prone to natural disasters and disease outbreaks. “Sickness in the seventh month is not affected by leak or Balinese black magic, but pure sickness as a result of climate change. It is a sickness caused by one of the daiweika dhuka namely sickness due to deity, ourselves and our inadvertency,” he said. Hindu community in Bali drove away global warming by nangluk marana ritual in which in Hinduism it was called detya (effect of feral solar heat). This Detya was portrayed as a great giant with prominence. The poorly maintained environment would trigger Denawa or great flooding disaster. “Organizing the nangluk merana ritual should be accompanied with environmental conservation,” he added.

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Ubud, the famous tourism object looked deserted during the gubernatorial election day on Wednesday. The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Bali predicted the gubernatorial election would drive the economic growth on the Island of the Gods. It happened because a lot of incoming and expenditure funds boosting the economic growth.

Bali gubernatorial election boosts economic growth Bali Post

DENPASAR - The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Bali predicted the gubernatorial election would drive the economic growth on the Island of the Gods. It happened because a lot of incoming and expenditure funds boosting the economic growth. “The Bali gubernatorial election positively supported the economic growth due to more economic cycles in which the people’s consumption will increase,” said the Head of BPS Bali, Gde Suarsa, in Denpasar. He said the activities of political party ahead of the Bali gubernatorial election showed a visible impact on the economic growth in the coming period. The impact of this event was expected to support the economic growth by 1 percent. “The Bali gubernatorial election has an economic impact because there is movement or community mobilization and other activities en masse. However, it is insignificant and estimated to have impact less than 1 percent on the economic growth,” he said.

Other than the impact of the regional leader election, the construction of some infrastructures to support the implementation of the APEC Summit 2013 that would take place in Bali, said Gde Suarsa, also encouraged the economic growth in the construction sector. “At the same time, it also increased the demand for building materials, particularly minerals which in turn encouraged the growth of quarrying sector. This sector grew by 16.46 percent due to the growth in the construction sector driving the increase in the demand for supporting material such as stone and sand,” he explained. According to him, in general the economic growth of Bali for the first quarter of 2013 was better than the last year’s eco-

nomic condition. The economy of Bali grew 6.71 percent over the same period in 2012. The structure of GRDP was still dominated by the use of household consumption, government consumption and Gross Domestic Fixed Capital Formation (PMTDB) respectively contributing to the total Gross Regional Domestic Product at 55.71 percent, 13.80 percent and 36.73 percent. “Spatially, the greatest contribution forming the Bali’s economy in the first quarter was contributed by the Badung County at 25.16 percent and Denpasar at 21.08 percent. The biggest source of growth was contributed by Denpasar City (1.53 percent) and Badung County (1.52 percent),” he said. (kmb27)


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Nepal plane crash injures 21, including 8 Japanese Associated Press Writer

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A Bangladeshi volunteer holding a stick walks along the Bay of Bengal coast to evacuate people in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Cyclone Mahasen batters Bangladesh; 1 million flee Associated Press Writer

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh - Cyclone Mahasen struck the southern coast of Bangladesh on Thursday, lashing remote fishing villages with heavy rain and fierce winds that flattened mud and straw huts and forced the evacuation of more than 1 million people. The main section of the storm reached land Thursday and immediately began weakening, according to Mohammad Shah Alam, director of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department. However, its forward movement was also slowing, meaning that towns in its path would have to weather the storm for longer, he said. Even before the brunt of the storm hit, at least 18 deaths related to Mahasen were reported in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs had said Wednesday that depending on its trajectory, the storm could bring life-threatening conditions to about 8.2 million people in Bangladesh, Myanmar and northeast India. But the storm appeared to spare at least some areas once thought to be at risk. In the seafront resort town of Cox’s Bazar, tens of thousands of people had fled shanty homes along the coast and packed into cyclone shelters, hotels, schools and government office buildings. But by Thursday afternoon, the sun was shining and local government administrator Ruhul Amin said he planned to close the shelters by that evening. “Thank God we have been spared this time,” Amin said. Mahasen hit land with maximum wind speeds of about 100 kph (62 mph) and quickly weakened to 90 kph (56 mph), said Alam, the meteorological official. Along Myanmar’s western coast, danger was particularly high for tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya people living in plastic-roofed tents

and huts made of reeds in dozens of refugee camps. Driven from their homes by violence, some members of the Muslim minority group refused to follow evacuation orders. Many distrust officials in the majority-Buddhist country, where Rohingya have faced decades of discrimination. U.N. officials, hoping they would inspire greater trust, fanned out across the area to encourage people to leave. They said Thursday that more than 35,000 people had been relocated. In Bangladesh, river ferries and boat service were suspended, and scores of factories near the choppy Bay of Bengal were closed. The military said it was keeping 22 navy ships and 19 Air Force helicopters at the ready. “We have seen such a disaster before,” said Mohammad Abu Taleb, who shut down his convenience shop in Cox’s Bazar, a city of 200,000. “It’s better to stay home. I’m not taking any chance.” A 1991 cyclone that slammed into Bangladesh from the Bay of Bengal killed an estimated 139,000 people and left millions homeless. In 2008, Myanmar’s southern delta was devastated Cyclone Nargis, which swept away entire farming villages and killed more than 130,000 people. Both those cyclones were much more powerful than Cyclone Mahasen, which is rated Category 1 - the weakest level. Heavy rain and storm surge could prove deadlier than the wind. Bangladesh’s meteorological office said the cyclone was moving so slowly it

may take a whole day for it to pass the Bangladesh coast. The Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management said more than 1 million people had been evacuated from coastal areas. Television stations reported the deaths of two men, one of whom was crushed by a tree uprooted by the wind. Related heavy rains and flooding in Sri Lanka were blamed for eight deaths earlier this week. At least eight people - and possibly many more - were killed in Myanmar as they fled the cyclone Monday night, when overcrowded boats carrying more than 100 Rohingya capsized. Only 43 people had been rescued by Thursday, and more than 50 Rohingya were still missing. India’s Meteorological Department forecast damage to the northeastern states of Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland, and advised fishermen off the west coast of the country to be cautious for the next 36 hours. Much attention was focused on western Myanmar because of the crowded, low-lying camps where many Rohingya remain. In Rakhine state, around 140,000 people - mostly Rohingya - have been living in the camps since last year, when two outbreaks of sectarian violence between the Muslim minority and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists forced many Rohingya from their homes. Nearly half the displaced live in coastal areas considered highly vulnerable to storm surges and flooding from Cyclone Mahasen.

KATMANDU, Nepal - A plane crashed while trying to land at a mountain airstrip in northern Nepal early Thursday, and all 21 people on board, including eight Japanese tourists, survived with injuries, police said. Four of the injured were in critical condition, police officer Bhim Bahadur Chand said. The state-owned Nepal Airlines plane was carrying eight Japanese tourists. The others on board, including three crew members, are all Nepali. The Canadian-built Twin Otter plane was trying to land at Jomsom airport, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of the capital, Katmandu, when it crashed on the banks of the Kaligandaki river. All of the injured were flown in different planes to the nearby city of Pokhara, where there are better-equipped hospitals. Police said the wheel of the plane touched the runway but that the aircraft veered toward the right and crashed on the banks of the Kaligandaki. The front portion of the plane was destroyed, but the rear part remained intact. The left wing remained submerged in the river. Rescuers were able to pull the injured passengers and crew from the plane. Civil aviation officials identified the Japanese passengers as Namba Hajime, Sato Setsuko, Terada Etsuko, Kawabe Sachiyo, Yazawa Yaeko, Yazawa Hiromi, Kawakami Hiroko and Abe Akiko. Other details about the Japanese passengers were not immediately known. The area is popular with foreign trekkers visiting the Mount Annapurna area and Hindu pilgrims visiting the revered Muktinath temple. Fifteen people were killed last May when a plane crashed while attempting to land at the same airport.

Mexico volcano registers more seismic activity Associated Press Writer

MEXICO CITY - Seismic activity is continuing at the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City and authorities say they have readied shelters and identified evacuation routes in case they should be needed. Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Center says there were two explosions at the white-capped volcano between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The center says the volcano spewed a plume of steam about a mile (1.5 kilometer) into the sky. Authorities continue to monitor the volcano’s activity but have not ordered any evacuations. Rain has been forecast for the area, however, and authorities say towns nearby could be flooded with ash mud. Popocatepetl has put out small eruptions of ash almost daily since a round of activity began in 1994. The eruptions started strengthening two weeks ago and increased even more this weekend.

The winner... From page 1 According to Lanang, the stages had been defined. As planned, the Bali Electoral Commission would officially announce the results of voting acquisition of the Bali gubernatorial election on May 27. “Bali Electoral Commission has the time for three days to announce the voting acquisition of the gubernatorial election on May 25-27. If each stage can be accelerated, it will be nice. If the recapitulation results in the county/municipality can be completed by May 23, the Bali Electoral Commission can officially announce the voting results on May 27,” he said. So far, has the Bali Electoral Commission received an overview and preliminary data of vote counts from all polling stations across Bali? “Not yet. We respect our colleagues that work in the lower level in order they can concentrate and there are no errors and fraud,” he said while expecting the manual recapitulation process could be escorted by all the parties to prevent any fraud. (kmb29)

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INDONESIA Indonesia says poor training caused Bali sea crash Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesian authorities blamed poor training for a crash in which a rookie pilot undershot the runway and landed in the sea off the resort island of Bali last month, according to a report seen Wednesday. All 108 passengers and crew survived the spectacular April 13 crash, which split the new Boeing 737-800 in two and was a major blow to Lion Air, which has signed record plane orders but is trying to shake off its poor safety record. The preliminary investigation by the National Transport Safety Committee found the 24-year-old Indian national at the plane’s helm was forced to hand control to the Indonesian captain since he could not see the runway upon descent. The switch was made at 150 feet (46 metres) -- below the minimum altitude considered safe to continue descending -- and the captain ordered the plane to go around just one second before it crashed into the sea. The report recommended Lion Air immediately implement sever-

al safety measures, such as reviewing “the policy and procedures regarding the risk associated with changeover of control at critical altitudes or critical time”. The airline should also reiterate safety protocols related to minimum altitudes to its pilots, it said. The report described a sudden change in weather, with clear visibility minutes before the flight landed changing to rain and very poor visibility seconds before. While a full investigation will determine the exact cause, the preliminary report ruled out any fault with the aircraft. Lion Air was little-known internationally until it struck two of the world’s largest aircraft orders worth a staggering $46 billion. In March Lion Air ordered 234

medium-haul A320 jets worth $18.4 billion euros ($24.2 billion) from Europe’s Airbus to boost its expansion as air travel booms in the fast-developing nation of 240 million. That order followed its $22.4 billion order for 230 Boeing 737 airliners in 2011. But experts have raised concerns there is a lack of qualified pilots in Indonesia to fly the fast-increasing number of planes acquired by Lion Air. Along with with most Indonesian airlines, it is banned from US and European skies for safety reasons. Between 2004 and 2006 Lion Air suffered a series of six accidents which all involved planes overshooting or missing the runway. No one died.

96 illegal immigrants detained in East Nusa Tenggara Antara

KUPANG - The Kupang Immigration Office in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has detained 96 illegal immigrants during January until May 2013. Head of the immigration office Silvester Sili Laba said here on Thursday that the number rose by around 200 percent from that of the same period in 2012 which was only 30 persons. According to him, the illegal immigrants were detained in Rote Ndao and Kupang Bay before they crossed to Australia by traditional fishing boats to seek political asylum there. He said the 96 illegal immigrants who had been detained since the past five months were made up of 33 persons from Vietnam, six from Myanmar, 10 from Ban-

gladesh, 15 from Sudan, 22 from Somalia, and 10 from India. Sili Laba added that the illegal immigrants tried to use a number of places in East Nusa Tenggara as a transit before crossing to Australia. “East Nusa Tenggara is an ideal place for illegal immigrants from other countries to Australia,” Sili said. The illegal immigrants had been known trying to hide in small islands in East Nusa Tenggara, before they found fishing boats to be hired to carry them to Australia. But he said that now the and police have intensified patrol in the sea around the islands, giving little room for the illegal immigrants to escape detection. In 2012, the Kupang immigra-

tion office detained 414 illegal immigrants from Middle East all wanting to go to Australia. Sili said that in April this year, 79 illegal immigrants from the Middle East were stranded in the island of Rote, and some of them were evacuated to Kupang and accommodated at the Immigration Office detention house, although it was already overcapacity. “It is a new problem for us because the number of detention houses for the illegal immigrant was limited while the number of the illegal immigrant continues to increase,” Sili Laba said. According to him, the illegal immigrants from the Middle East who were stranded at Rote Island were detained by the local police when they attempted to cross to Australia.

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Workers gather in solidarity for their colleagues who were trapped after the roof of the tunnel suddenly collapsed at a Freeport Indonesia mine in Mimika, Papua province, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Death toll rises to five in mine collapse

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TIMIKA - Rescuers have recovered one more body from a collapsed mine tunnel in eastern Indonesia, police said Thursday, taking the death toll to five as search teams battled to reach 24 others still trapped. Ten workers have been rescued alive following the accident on Tuesday at US firm Freeport-McMoRan’s Grasberg, one of the world’s biggest gold and copper mines high in the mountains of rugged Papua province. Freeport Indonesia, the local subsidiary of the firm, halted all operations at the mine on Wednesday to show solidarity with those affected, as hundreds of angry workers protested to demand safer working conditions. “Evacuation efforts have been continuing overnight, and we have found one more dead body,” local police chief Sudirman, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP. He said efforts to rescue the Indonesian workers were being hampered by “very limited space and the risk of falling rocks from above that could put the evacuation team in danger”. The rescue team, led by Freeport, was using a variety of equipment including saws and wheelbarrows to clear debris from the site. The tunnel was part of an underground training facility and not one of the mining areas, and those inside at the time of the accident were direct employees and contract workers attending a safety training course. There have been long-running tensions at Grasberg, and some 1,000 workers protested near the mine on Wednesday. They blocked a road near their dormitories with trucks, heavy machinery and pieces of wood, only allowing ambulances and other vehicles involved in the rescue effort to pass. In 2011, a three-month strike by thousands of workers at Grasberg crippled production, and only came to an end once management agreed to a big pay hike. The industrial action sparked a wave of deadly clashes between police and gunmen around the mine, with at least 11 people, all Indonesians, killed.


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Taman Sukasada Ujung IBP

Taman Sukasada or Sukasada Park is a beautiful park with big fish pond surrounds the old Karangasem Empire heritage building which is used by the Karangasem’s King for day relaxation or meeting place in their era. It is located in Ujung Countryside about 5 Km from Amlapura town.

This park is originally met one pool only which is very Ghostlike and very secret called by Di Dirah and this pool at the period of I Gusti Gede Putu King (1849-1893) governance with his brother of Gde Oka (1849-1890) that the around of this pool is functioned as place of exile for the man who alleged to run the black magic (leak). At the period of

I Gusti Bagus Jelantik governance which start to lead the Karangasem Kingdom in the year 1909, this pool area is extended and developed by some pools and also luxury building Bale Gili with European style (modern style), later then it is given the name called Taman Sukasada/ Sukasada Park Ujung Karangasem, that is estimate made in the year of

twentieth. This park is strategically located in the coastal side, south part of Karangasem town and founding a lot of wellspring around the area. If seen from the history aspect, most of all omissions from Karangasem Empire both for Lombok Island and also exist in Bali, altogether area consisted by the pool and Gili building which is exist in the middle of pool like Mayura and Narmada Park which are existing in west part of Lombok Island.

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Heat, Grizzlies advance to conference finals

We can say that this Sukasada Park as a mascot of tourist destinations in east part of Bali. King of Karangasem I Gusti Bagus Jelantik who is known as Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem is a Statesman, Man of letters as well as an architect. He has created a lot of building, not only in the form of park but he also done some building which are exist in Puri Agung Karangasem (Karangasem Palace) like gateway which is looking like pagoda.

Associated Press Writer

MIAMI — Miami and Memphis are headed to the NBA conference finals after beating Chicago and Oklahoma City respectively on Wednesday to complete 4-1 series victories. Miami’s LeBron James scored 23 points and Dwyane Wade added 18 for the Heat, which won a seesawing game. The hosts led 22-4 but were then outscored by a whopping 29 points over the next 27 minutes before snatching back the initiative and scoing 25 points to 14 in the final quarter.

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McLaren says Honda engine deal not exclusive

Honda will be ready to supply more teams in Formula 1 in the future if called on to do so, with McLaren confirming it does not have an exclusive arrangement with the Japanese manufacturer. Ahead of Honda’s return to F1 for 2015, there have been suggestions that it may seek another customer team in a bid to fast-track its technical knowledge and maximise its mileage. Furthermore, the regulations demand that if a team requests a supply of engines then a manufacturer must be willing to provide them if they are not already supplying too many outfits. Speaking during a teleconference on Thursday, McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale said that Honda was aware it could be called on to supply more teams. When asked by AUTOSPORT if there was a chance of there being more Honda-powered teams in 2015 or 2016, Neale said: “It is better if Honda answers that directly, but all engine suppliers coming in to F1 know they are doing so with the expectation that should they be required, they are prepared to supply more than one team. “We have no illusions; and we have a lot of work to be ready for 2015. But should the FIA or Bernie [Ecclestone] request, then Honda is aware of that situation. “It is not exclusive in that respect.” Neale reiterated that the relationship with Honda was a ‘works’ deal though, which would ensure it had the closest relationship with the company should it also supply another team.

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, right, shoots as Chicago Bulls’ Richard Hamilton (32) defends during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Miami.

The Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating Oklahoma City 88-84. Memphis’ Chris Bosh scored 12 points and Udonis Haslem added 10 for the Heat, which will play the winner of the Indiana-New York series, which the Pacers lead 3-1. Carlos Boozer finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls, who were without Derrick Rose for the 99th straight game. Nate Robinson and Jimmy Butler missed potential tying 3-pointers on the final possession of the season for Chicago, which dropped the last four games of the series.

“We’re disappointed in losing the series,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “But I was never disappointed in our team. Our team fought hard all year long. There was no quit in them.” A team that played without the 2011 NBA MVP in Rose, and dealt with a slew of other issues along the way, was within a couple shots from forcing the reigning champions to fly back to Chicago for a Game 6. “We’ve got warriors here,” Boozer said. “If we’re healthy next season, we’re going to be pretty good.” The Heat say they have more than a few of those warrior-types as well, including Wade, who has been battling bone bruising on his knee for weeks but was still a pivotal player in the fourth-quarter surge. “I’ll go on and on about how great he is,” James said. “I really don’t care for the trash talk that he receives.”

Murray retires with back pain; Nadal wins in Rome

Associated Press Writer

ROME — Back pain forced Andy Murray to retire midway through his second-round match at the Italian Open on Wednesday. He may have to sit out the French Open, too. Elsewhere at the Foro Italico, Rafael Nadal began his bid for a seventh Rome title by cruising past local hope Fognini of Italy 6-1, 6-3 in just 61 minutes. Similarly, two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova eased past Spanish qualifier Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-2. Meanwhile, rising Polish player Jerzy Janowicz upset eighth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 7-6 (5) then celebrated by ripping his shirt apart, showing off his muscular physique. Murray, who was celebrating his 26th birthday, walked off the court after winning the second set against Spanish opponent Marcel Granollers. “I have an issue with my lower back,” Murray said. “It’s been an issue for a while.” Murray took a long injury break early in the second set, getting his left thigh and lower back massaged. Granollers won the first set 6-3 and Murray won the second 7-6 (5). This tournament is a key clay-court warm-up for Roland Garros, the year’s second Grand Slam, which starts on May 26. “I would be very surprised if I was playing in Paris,” Murray said. “I need to make a plan as to what I do. I’ll chat with the guys tonight and make a plan for the next few days then make a decision on Paris after the next five days. Murray called for the trainer while

trailing 2-1 in the second set. He then lost the next two games to trail 4-1 before battling back to force a tiebreaker. “I want to make sure it goes away,” Murray added. “It’s been a problem since the end of 2011 but it got bad during last year’s clay season.” Nadal will next face Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis, who reached the semifinals in 2010. Gulbis routed Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-1, 6-1. Early in the second set during an argument over a line call with the chair umpire, Troicki dragged

a cameraman out onto the court to shoot the ball mark. Sharapova now meets 16th-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States, who rallied past Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Stephens reached the Australian Open semifinals in January with a win over Serena Williams. “She’s been climbing up against the rankings,” Sharapova said. “I haven’t played against her in a while. I’m excited about that matchup. I’m looking forward to it.”

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Britain’s Andy Murray receives medical care during his match with Spain’s Marcel Granollers, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Murray has retired from his second-round match with Marcel Granollers in the second round of the Italian Open.


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Sp rt Dortmund back from the brink to take the spotlight Associated Press Writer

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Chelsea players celebrate after winning the Europa League final soccer match between Benfica and Chelsea at ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday May 15, 2013. Chelsea defeated Benfica 2-1.

Late Ivanovic goal wins Europa League for Chelsea

Reuters

AMSTERDAM - Branislav Ivanovic made up for the heartbreak of missing last year’s Champions League triumph by heading a dramatic stoppage-time goal to lead Chelsea to a 2-1 win over Benfica in the Europa League final on Wednesday. The Serbian defender, sidelined for the final against Bayern Munich 12 months ago through suspension, climbed high at the far post to meet Juan Mata’s corner with a looping header that arched over keeper Artur and into the back of the net. The goal sent the London club’s blue-decked fans into raptures and meant Chelsea became the first English club to win all three of UEFA’s major trophies. Ajax Amsterdam, Bayern Munich and Juventus are the only other teams to have won the Europa League, European Cup and the now defunct Cup Winners’ Cup. Fernando Torres had put Chelsea in front with a well-taken solo goal in the 59th minute before Oscar Cardozo replied for Benfica from the penalty spot nine minutes later after Cesar Azpilicueta handled in the box. “This is a great feeling,” Ivanovic told ITV Sport after the Stamford Bridge club won the 68th fixture

of a marathon season. “The team deserved this because we have had a very difficult season and a lot of games. We deserve that trophy.” Victory also allowed interim manager Rafa Benitez, who took over from Roberto Di Matteo when the Champions League-winning Italian was sacked in November, to pick up his first piece of silverware at the London club. The Spaniard will leave at the end of the campaign, with media reports suggesting Jose Mourinho is quitting Real Madrid to return for a second stint in charge at Chelsea. Benfica, smarting from Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Porto in their domestic title showdown, started the game the brighter and Paraguayan sharpshooter Oscar Cardozo headed over from close range in the second minute. The Portuguese side, desperate to end a run of six straight defeats in European finals, also went close 12 minutes later when Chelsea had

to hack the ball to safety following a goalmouth scramble. ANIMATED COACH

With their animated coach Jorge Jesus gesticulating wildly from the touchline, Benfica looked in complete control. Chelsea, for their part, had to again rely on the battling qualities that stood them in good stead in last year’s victorious Champions League campaign. Frank Lampard, captain in the absence of John Terry who agonisingly missed out on a European final for the second year in a row after being injured in Premier League action at the weekend, then went close to putting his team in front. The England midfielder, who became Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer last weekend with his double against Aston Villa taking his tally to 203, took aim from 25 metres out and his venomous, swerving effort was tipped over the bar by Artur.

Jesus was again like a jack in the box on the touchline at the start of the second half, imploring the 1961 and 1962 European champions to drive forward. It was Chelsea though who snatched the lead as Torres struck with a goal reminiscent of his wonder strike in last season’s Champions League semi-final in Barcelona. A throw from keeper Petr Cech was flicked on near the halfway line by Mata and Torres streaked clear before calmly rounding Artur and slotting the ball into the empty net from a tight angle. Torres marked his ninth goal of the season in European competition by dropping to his knees and celebrating in Usain Bolt fashion by pointing his right arm skywards. Oscar Cardozo levelled for Benfica with his own ninth European strike of the campaign, driving the ball straight down the middle of the goal from the penalty spot after Cesar Azpilicueta unnecessarily handled in the area. Central defender Luisao was then booked for a reckless challenge on the edge of the box on Torres who was beginning to prove a real thorn in Benfica’s side. The Benfica fans paraded a huge 50-metre banner at their end of the

Amsterdam Arena stadium proclaiming ‘Nos Acreditamos’ (we believe). The dangerous Oscar Cardozo certainly showed that he believed as he sent in a dipping long-range volley that had to be expertly tipped over by Cech in the 82nd minute. Chelsea also went close when Luisao launched a brilliant goal-saving tackle in the box to deny Ramires as the former Benfica midfielder looked set to score for Chelsea. Lampard produced another wicked long-range drive with his right foot that rattled the Benfica bar with keeper Artur clawing at thin air. Then with extra-time looming, up popped Ivanovic to complete the full set of European trophies for Chelsea. A visibly emotional Jorge Jesus later seemed to indicate his days might be numbered at Benfica. “In these last few weeks the club and I have been talking about the future,” he told a news conference. “This defeat today will lead me to take some time to think more about these issues. “The game gave me pride to be in the final and Benfica showed the world we are a team with great quality. The fans deserved Benfica to win for the emotion, passion and patriotism they showed and this defeat has really hurt me.”

DORTMUND, Germany — While Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp lauded his side’s progress to the Champions League final as an “incredible journey,” the club’s advancement off the pitch is no less remarkable. Faced with insolvency in 2005 after years of economic difficulty, Dortmund has recovered by posting club-record revenue figures and expanding its fan-base to make it the most popular club in Germany, with a broadening appeal in Europe. “Perhaps the headline should be ‘From Ground Zero to Wembley.’ Eight years ago, there were creditors sitting here and no journalists. It was the edge of the cliff, you couldn’t get any closer,” Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said Wednesday. Dortmund faces German rival Bayern Munich at Wembley, London on May 25, but the club’s last Champions League final appearance, which it won in 1997, preceded a period of turmoil and mismanagement that almost drove it to extinction. Dortmund had been dogged by financial problems from the early 1980s, but the real danger came after the club was listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2000, when the proceeds were effectively squandered and costs spiraled dangerously out of control. Expensive stars helped win the Bundesliga in 2002, but failure to advance to the Champions League the following year had dramatic consequences. By the time Watzke faced the creditors on March 14, 2005, the club had been forced to sell its Westfalen Stadium, debts totaled more than 180 million euros and the value of shares plummeted by more than 80 percent, forcing players’ wages to be cut. “When you have to tell the markets that your existence is threatened, and then face creditors in the knowledge that you need signatures to prevent the club going out of business. If we hadn’t gotten through, we would have been relegated to the amateur leagues,” Watzke said. The club has learned from its mistakes. “Our main philosophy is that we will never again go one euro into debt for a transfer. We will live within our means. We can do anything but we need to have earned the money first,” Watzke said. Dortmund earned almost 200 million euros’ revenue in the year to the end of June, 2012, with a net profit of 34 million euros. It was also a year of success on the pitch, with the club defending its Bundesliga title and then routing Bayern 5-2 in the German Cup final.

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Juan Roman Riquelme of Argentina’s Boca Juniors, left, celebrates with teammate Juan Sanchez Mino after scoring against Brazil’s Corinthians at a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Boca Juniors ousts defending champion Corinthians

Associated Press Writer

SAO PAULO — Boca Juniors advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores by holding defending champion to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday, eliminating the Brazilian club 2-1 on aggregate. Veteran Juan Roman Riquelme scored a remarkable goal to open the scoring in the 25th, finding the far corner with a curling long-range shot from near the sidelines. Brazil midfielder Paulinho equalized for Corinthians in the 50th, but the champions needed two more goals to move on in the Latin American tournament. Corinthians loudly complained of two offside calls that led to disallowed goals, in addition to a penalty not called by the referee. Boca Juniors will now play fellow Argentine club Newell’s Old Boys. The match was the most anticipated in the round of 16, pitting the titleholders against the sixtime champions in a rematch of last year’s final.

Riquelme caught Corinthians goalkeeper Cassio by surprise with his long shot from the right side. The ball flew a long time across the area before going over the goalkeeper and hitting the side-netting near the top corner. It wasn’t clear if Riquelme meant to shoot on goal or cross the ball into the area. Just a minute before Riquelme’s goal, Corinthians striker Romarinho, who scored in last year’s finals, had a goal disallowed because of offside, but television replays showed he was in good position. Corinthians had another goal ruled out because of offside in the 59th. The Brazilians also applead for a penalty when Boca defender Leandro Marin touched the ball with his hand inside the area early in the first half. After Riquelme’s goal, Corinthians needed to score three times, so coach Tite brought on former Milan striker Alexandre Pato as part of a more attacking formation in the second half. Corinthians nearly scored less

than two minutes into the second half, but Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Ignacio Orion made a difficult save on a close-range shot by midfielder Danilo. Defender Paulo Andre also came close with a header in the 48th, and Paulinho finally put Corinthians on the board in the 51st, heading in a long cross by Emerson. Boca Juniors had a chance to seal the victory in the 58th after Cassio couldn’t hold on to a Riquelme shot, but Nicolas Blandi missed the open net from close range. Pato missed a golden opportunity in the 75th minute, missing his attempted shot with the open net just in front of him. Earlier Wednesday, Newell’s Old Boys secured its place in the quarterfinals by beating Velez Sarsfield 2-1 in an all-Argentine matchup in Buenos Aires. Newell’s advanced on away goals after losing the first leg 1-0. Milton Casco and Ignacio Scocco each scored in the first half, while Velez’s lone goal was netted by Victor Ferreyra near the end.

Ancelotti set for talks over PSG future

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Dortmund head coach Juergen Klopp celebrates advancing to the final after the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

PARIS - Paris St Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti is set for talks with the club president on Friday as speculation continues to swirl about his future with the French champions. PSG President Nasser al-Khelaifi said on Monday they had rejected a bid by Real Madrid to hire Ancelotti, whose deal with PSG was automatically extended until June 2014 after the club attained Champions League qualification. Ancelotti said on Thursday he

needed some things to be clarified before he made a decision about his future. “I have not talked with the club yet. We have a meeting scheduled on Friday, then we’ll see,” he told sports daily L’Equipe. “I want to continue if it’s possible to continue. “But I want to understand what happened during the season. Some things happened after our (league) defeat against Stade Rennes, then after the defeat at Nice,” he added. According to media reports, PSG’s Qatari owner Sheikh Tamim

bin Hamad al-Thani had threatened to fire Ancelotti when the team were fourth in the table after a loss at Nice in December. “Actually, I want to understand whether I am here for a project or just for one result. That’s the question,” Ancelotti told L’Equipe. “I want to know what happened this season and what will happen in the future.” PSG, who have clinched their first French title since 1994 with two games left, host bottom club Stade Brest in the penultimate round of matches on Saturday.


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Sp rt Dortmund back from the brink to take the spotlight Associated Press Writer

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Chelsea players celebrate after winning the Europa League final soccer match between Benfica and Chelsea at ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday May 15, 2013. Chelsea defeated Benfica 2-1.

Late Ivanovic goal wins Europa League for Chelsea

Reuters

AMSTERDAM - Branislav Ivanovic made up for the heartbreak of missing last year’s Champions League triumph by heading a dramatic stoppage-time goal to lead Chelsea to a 2-1 win over Benfica in the Europa League final on Wednesday. The Serbian defender, sidelined for the final against Bayern Munich 12 months ago through suspension, climbed high at the far post to meet Juan Mata’s corner with a looping header that arched over keeper Artur and into the back of the net. The goal sent the London club’s blue-decked fans into raptures and meant Chelsea became the first English club to win all three of UEFA’s major trophies. Ajax Amsterdam, Bayern Munich and Juventus are the only other teams to have won the Europa League, European Cup and the now defunct Cup Winners’ Cup. Fernando Torres had put Chelsea in front with a well-taken solo goal in the 59th minute before Oscar Cardozo replied for Benfica from the penalty spot nine minutes later after Cesar Azpilicueta handled in the box. “This is a great feeling,” Ivanovic told ITV Sport after the Stamford Bridge club won the 68th fixture

of a marathon season. “The team deserved this because we have had a very difficult season and a lot of games. We deserve that trophy.” Victory also allowed interim manager Rafa Benitez, who took over from Roberto Di Matteo when the Champions League-winning Italian was sacked in November, to pick up his first piece of silverware at the London club. The Spaniard will leave at the end of the campaign, with media reports suggesting Jose Mourinho is quitting Real Madrid to return for a second stint in charge at Chelsea. Benfica, smarting from Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Porto in their domestic title showdown, started the game the brighter and Paraguayan sharpshooter Oscar Cardozo headed over from close range in the second minute. The Portuguese side, desperate to end a run of six straight defeats in European finals, also went close 12 minutes later when Chelsea had

to hack the ball to safety following a goalmouth scramble. ANIMATED COACH

With their animated coach Jorge Jesus gesticulating wildly from the touchline, Benfica looked in complete control. Chelsea, for their part, had to again rely on the battling qualities that stood them in good stead in last year’s victorious Champions League campaign. Frank Lampard, captain in the absence of John Terry who agonisingly missed out on a European final for the second year in a row after being injured in Premier League action at the weekend, then went close to putting his team in front. The England midfielder, who became Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer last weekend with his double against Aston Villa taking his tally to 203, took aim from 25 metres out and his venomous, swerving effort was tipped over the bar by Artur.

Jesus was again like a jack in the box on the touchline at the start of the second half, imploring the 1961 and 1962 European champions to drive forward. It was Chelsea though who snatched the lead as Torres struck with a goal reminiscent of his wonder strike in last season’s Champions League semi-final in Barcelona. A throw from keeper Petr Cech was flicked on near the halfway line by Mata and Torres streaked clear before calmly rounding Artur and slotting the ball into the empty net from a tight angle. Torres marked his ninth goal of the season in European competition by dropping to his knees and celebrating in Usain Bolt fashion by pointing his right arm skywards. Oscar Cardozo levelled for Benfica with his own ninth European strike of the campaign, driving the ball straight down the middle of the goal from the penalty spot after Cesar Azpilicueta unnecessarily handled in the area. Central defender Luisao was then booked for a reckless challenge on the edge of the box on Torres who was beginning to prove a real thorn in Benfica’s side. The Benfica fans paraded a huge 50-metre banner at their end of the

Amsterdam Arena stadium proclaiming ‘Nos Acreditamos’ (we believe). The dangerous Oscar Cardozo certainly showed that he believed as he sent in a dipping long-range volley that had to be expertly tipped over by Cech in the 82nd minute. Chelsea also went close when Luisao launched a brilliant goal-saving tackle in the box to deny Ramires as the former Benfica midfielder looked set to score for Chelsea. Lampard produced another wicked long-range drive with his right foot that rattled the Benfica bar with keeper Artur clawing at thin air. Then with extra-time looming, up popped Ivanovic to complete the full set of European trophies for Chelsea. A visibly emotional Jorge Jesus later seemed to indicate his days might be numbered at Benfica. “In these last few weeks the club and I have been talking about the future,” he told a news conference. “This defeat today will lead me to take some time to think more about these issues. “The game gave me pride to be in the final and Benfica showed the world we are a team with great quality. The fans deserved Benfica to win for the emotion, passion and patriotism they showed and this defeat has really hurt me.”

DORTMUND, Germany — While Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp lauded his side’s progress to the Champions League final as an “incredible journey,” the club’s advancement off the pitch is no less remarkable. Faced with insolvency in 2005 after years of economic difficulty, Dortmund has recovered by posting club-record revenue figures and expanding its fan-base to make it the most popular club in Germany, with a broadening appeal in Europe. “Perhaps the headline should be ‘From Ground Zero to Wembley.’ Eight years ago, there were creditors sitting here and no journalists. It was the edge of the cliff, you couldn’t get any closer,” Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said Wednesday. Dortmund faces German rival Bayern Munich at Wembley, London on May 25, but the club’s last Champions League final appearance, which it won in 1997, preceded a period of turmoil and mismanagement that almost drove it to extinction. Dortmund had been dogged by financial problems from the early 1980s, but the real danger came after the club was listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2000, when the proceeds were effectively squandered and costs spiraled dangerously out of control. Expensive stars helped win the Bundesliga in 2002, but failure to advance to the Champions League the following year had dramatic consequences. By the time Watzke faced the creditors on March 14, 2005, the club had been forced to sell its Westfalen Stadium, debts totaled more than 180 million euros and the value of shares plummeted by more than 80 percent, forcing players’ wages to be cut. “When you have to tell the markets that your existence is threatened, and then face creditors in the knowledge that you need signatures to prevent the club going out of business. If we hadn’t gotten through, we would have been relegated to the amateur leagues,” Watzke said. The club has learned from its mistakes. “Our main philosophy is that we will never again go one euro into debt for a transfer. We will live within our means. We can do anything but we need to have earned the money first,” Watzke said. Dortmund earned almost 200 million euros’ revenue in the year to the end of June, 2012, with a net profit of 34 million euros. It was also a year of success on the pitch, with the club defending its Bundesliga title and then routing Bayern 5-2 in the German Cup final.

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Juan Roman Riquelme of Argentina’s Boca Juniors, left, celebrates with teammate Juan Sanchez Mino after scoring against Brazil’s Corinthians at a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Boca Juniors ousts defending champion Corinthians

Associated Press Writer

SAO PAULO — Boca Juniors advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores by holding defending champion to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday, eliminating the Brazilian club 2-1 on aggregate. Veteran Juan Roman Riquelme scored a remarkable goal to open the scoring in the 25th, finding the far corner with a curling long-range shot from near the sidelines. Brazil midfielder Paulinho equalized for Corinthians in the 50th, but the champions needed two more goals to move on in the Latin American tournament. Corinthians loudly complained of two offside calls that led to disallowed goals, in addition to a penalty not called by the referee. Boca Juniors will now play fellow Argentine club Newell’s Old Boys. The match was the most anticipated in the round of 16, pitting the titleholders against the sixtime champions in a rematch of last year’s final.

Riquelme caught Corinthians goalkeeper Cassio by surprise with his long shot from the right side. The ball flew a long time across the area before going over the goalkeeper and hitting the side-netting near the top corner. It wasn’t clear if Riquelme meant to shoot on goal or cross the ball into the area. Just a minute before Riquelme’s goal, Corinthians striker Romarinho, who scored in last year’s finals, had a goal disallowed because of offside, but television replays showed he was in good position. Corinthians had another goal ruled out because of offside in the 59th. The Brazilians also applead for a penalty when Boca defender Leandro Marin touched the ball with his hand inside the area early in the first half. After Riquelme’s goal, Corinthians needed to score three times, so coach Tite brought on former Milan striker Alexandre Pato as part of a more attacking formation in the second half. Corinthians nearly scored less

than two minutes into the second half, but Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Ignacio Orion made a difficult save on a close-range shot by midfielder Danilo. Defender Paulo Andre also came close with a header in the 48th, and Paulinho finally put Corinthians on the board in the 51st, heading in a long cross by Emerson. Boca Juniors had a chance to seal the victory in the 58th after Cassio couldn’t hold on to a Riquelme shot, but Nicolas Blandi missed the open net from close range. Pato missed a golden opportunity in the 75th minute, missing his attempted shot with the open net just in front of him. Earlier Wednesday, Newell’s Old Boys secured its place in the quarterfinals by beating Velez Sarsfield 2-1 in an all-Argentine matchup in Buenos Aires. Newell’s advanced on away goals after losing the first leg 1-0. Milton Casco and Ignacio Scocco each scored in the first half, while Velez’s lone goal was netted by Victor Ferreyra near the end.

Ancelotti set for talks over PSG future

Reuters

AP Photo/Andres Kudacki

Dortmund head coach Juergen Klopp celebrates advancing to the final after the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

PARIS - Paris St Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti is set for talks with the club president on Friday as speculation continues to swirl about his future with the French champions. PSG President Nasser al-Khelaifi said on Monday they had rejected a bid by Real Madrid to hire Ancelotti, whose deal with PSG was automatically extended until June 2014 after the club attained Champions League qualification. Ancelotti said on Thursday he

needed some things to be clarified before he made a decision about his future. “I have not talked with the club yet. We have a meeting scheduled on Friday, then we’ll see,” he told sports daily L’Equipe. “I want to continue if it’s possible to continue. “But I want to understand what happened during the season. Some things happened after our (league) defeat against Stade Rennes, then after the defeat at Nice,” he added. According to media reports, PSG’s Qatari owner Sheikh Tamim

bin Hamad al-Thani had threatened to fire Ancelotti when the team were fourth in the table after a loss at Nice in December. “Actually, I want to understand whether I am here for a project or just for one result. That’s the question,” Ancelotti told L’Equipe. “I want to know what happened this season and what will happen in the future.” PSG, who have clinched their first French title since 1994 with two games left, host bottom club Stade Brest in the penultimate round of matches on Saturday.


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Taman Sukasada Ujung IBP

Taman Sukasada or Sukasada Park is a beautiful park with big fish pond surrounds the old Karangasem Empire heritage building which is used by the Karangasem’s King for day relaxation or meeting place in their era. It is located in Ujung Countryside about 5 Km from Amlapura town.

This park is originally met one pool only which is very Ghostlike and very secret called by Di Dirah and this pool at the period of I Gusti Gede Putu King (1849-1893) governance with his brother of Gde Oka (1849-1890) that the around of this pool is functioned as place of exile for the man who alleged to run the black magic (leak). At the period of

I Gusti Bagus Jelantik governance which start to lead the Karangasem Kingdom in the year 1909, this pool area is extended and developed by some pools and also luxury building Bale Gili with European style (modern style), later then it is given the name called Taman Sukasada/ Sukasada Park Ujung Karangasem, that is estimate made in the year of

twentieth. This park is strategically located in the coastal side, south part of Karangasem town and founding a lot of wellspring around the area. If seen from the history aspect, most of all omissions from Karangasem Empire both for Lombok Island and also exist in Bali, altogether area consisted by the pool and Gili building which is exist in the middle of pool like Mayura and Narmada Park which are existing in west part of Lombok Island.

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We can say that this Sukasada Park as a mascot of tourist destinations in east part of Bali. King of Karangasem I Gusti Bagus Jelantik who is known as Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem is a Statesman, Man of letters as well as an architect. He has created a lot of building, not only in the form of park but he also done some building which are exist in Puri Agung Karangasem (Karangasem Palace) like gateway which is looking like pagoda.

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MIAMI — Miami and Memphis are headed to the NBA conference finals after beating Chicago and Oklahoma City respectively on Wednesday to complete 4-1 series victories. Miami’s LeBron James scored 23 points and Dwyane Wade added 18 for the Heat, which won a seesawing game. The hosts led 22-4 but were then outscored by a whopping 29 points over the next 27 minutes before snatching back the initiative and scoing 25 points to 14 in the final quarter.

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McLaren says Honda engine deal not exclusive

Honda will be ready to supply more teams in Formula 1 in the future if called on to do so, with McLaren confirming it does not have an exclusive arrangement with the Japanese manufacturer. Ahead of Honda’s return to F1 for 2015, there have been suggestions that it may seek another customer team in a bid to fast-track its technical knowledge and maximise its mileage. Furthermore, the regulations demand that if a team requests a supply of engines then a manufacturer must be willing to provide them if they are not already supplying too many outfits. Speaking during a teleconference on Thursday, McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale said that Honda was aware it could be called on to supply more teams. When asked by AUTOSPORT if there was a chance of there being more Honda-powered teams in 2015 or 2016, Neale said: “It is better if Honda answers that directly, but all engine suppliers coming in to F1 know they are doing so with the expectation that should they be required, they are prepared to supply more than one team. “We have no illusions; and we have a lot of work to be ready for 2015. But should the FIA or Bernie [Ecclestone] request, then Honda is aware of that situation. “It is not exclusive in that respect.” Neale reiterated that the relationship with Honda was a ‘works’ deal though, which would ensure it had the closest relationship with the company should it also supply another team.

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, right, shoots as Chicago Bulls’ Richard Hamilton (32) defends during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Miami.

The Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating Oklahoma City 88-84. Memphis’ Chris Bosh scored 12 points and Udonis Haslem added 10 for the Heat, which will play the winner of the Indiana-New York series, which the Pacers lead 3-1. Carlos Boozer finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls, who were without Derrick Rose for the 99th straight game. Nate Robinson and Jimmy Butler missed potential tying 3-pointers on the final possession of the season for Chicago, which dropped the last four games of the series.

“We’re disappointed in losing the series,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “But I was never disappointed in our team. Our team fought hard all year long. There was no quit in them.” A team that played without the 2011 NBA MVP in Rose, and dealt with a slew of other issues along the way, was within a couple shots from forcing the reigning champions to fly back to Chicago for a Game 6. “We’ve got warriors here,” Boozer said. “If we’re healthy next season, we’re going to be pretty good.” The Heat say they have more than a few of those warrior-types as well, including Wade, who has been battling bone bruising on his knee for weeks but was still a pivotal player in the fourth-quarter surge. “I’ll go on and on about how great he is,” James said. “I really don’t care for the trash talk that he receives.”

Murray retires with back pain; Nadal wins in Rome

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ROME — Back pain forced Andy Murray to retire midway through his second-round match at the Italian Open on Wednesday. He may have to sit out the French Open, too. Elsewhere at the Foro Italico, Rafael Nadal began his bid for a seventh Rome title by cruising past local hope Fognini of Italy 6-1, 6-3 in just 61 minutes. Similarly, two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova eased past Spanish qualifier Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-2. Meanwhile, rising Polish player Jerzy Janowicz upset eighth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 7-6 (5) then celebrated by ripping his shirt apart, showing off his muscular physique. Murray, who was celebrating his 26th birthday, walked off the court after winning the second set against Spanish opponent Marcel Granollers. “I have an issue with my lower back,” Murray said. “It’s been an issue for a while.” Murray took a long injury break early in the second set, getting his left thigh and lower back massaged. Granollers won the first set 6-3 and Murray won the second 7-6 (5). This tournament is a key clay-court warm-up for Roland Garros, the year’s second Grand Slam, which starts on May 26. “I would be very surprised if I was playing in Paris,” Murray said. “I need to make a plan as to what I do. I’ll chat with the guys tonight and make a plan for the next few days then make a decision on Paris after the next five days. Murray called for the trainer while

trailing 2-1 in the second set. He then lost the next two games to trail 4-1 before battling back to force a tiebreaker. “I want to make sure it goes away,” Murray added. “It’s been a problem since the end of 2011 but it got bad during last year’s clay season.” Nadal will next face Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis, who reached the semifinals in 2010. Gulbis routed Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-1, 6-1. Early in the second set during an argument over a line call with the chair umpire, Troicki dragged

a cameraman out onto the court to shoot the ball mark. Sharapova now meets 16th-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States, who rallied past Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Stephens reached the Australian Open semifinals in January with a win over Serena Williams. “She’s been climbing up against the rankings,” Sharapova said. “I haven’t played against her in a while. I’m excited about that matchup. I’m looking forward to it.”

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Britain’s Andy Murray receives medical care during his match with Spain’s Marcel Granollers, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Murray has retired from his second-round match with Marcel Granollers in the second round of the Italian Open.


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A Bangladeshi volunteer holding a stick walks along the Bay of Bengal coast to evacuate people in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Cyclone Mahasen batters Bangladesh; 1 million flee Associated Press Writer

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh - Cyclone Mahasen struck the southern coast of Bangladesh on Thursday, lashing remote fishing villages with heavy rain and fierce winds that flattened mud and straw huts and forced the evacuation of more than 1 million people. The main section of the storm reached land Thursday and immediately began weakening, according to Mohammad Shah Alam, director of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department. However, its forward movement was also slowing, meaning that towns in its path would have to weather the storm for longer, he said. Even before the brunt of the storm hit, at least 18 deaths related to Mahasen were reported in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs had said Wednesday that depending on its trajectory, the storm could bring life-threatening conditions to about 8.2 million people in Bangladesh, Myanmar and northeast India. But the storm appeared to spare at least some areas once thought to be at risk. In the seafront resort town of Cox’s Bazar, tens of thousands of people had fled shanty homes along the coast and packed into cyclone shelters, hotels, schools and government office buildings. But by Thursday afternoon, the sun was shining and local government administrator Ruhul Amin said he planned to close the shelters by that evening. “Thank God we have been spared this time,” Amin said. Mahasen hit land with maximum wind speeds of about 100 kph (62 mph) and quickly weakened to 90 kph (56 mph), said Alam, the meteorological official. Along Myanmar’s western coast, danger was particularly high for tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya people living in plastic-roofed tents

and huts made of reeds in dozens of refugee camps. Driven from their homes by violence, some members of the Muslim minority group refused to follow evacuation orders. Many distrust officials in the majority-Buddhist country, where Rohingya have faced decades of discrimination. U.N. officials, hoping they would inspire greater trust, fanned out across the area to encourage people to leave. They said Thursday that more than 35,000 people had been relocated. In Bangladesh, river ferries and boat service were suspended, and scores of factories near the choppy Bay of Bengal were closed. The military said it was keeping 22 navy ships and 19 Air Force helicopters at the ready. “We have seen such a disaster before,” said Mohammad Abu Taleb, who shut down his convenience shop in Cox’s Bazar, a city of 200,000. “It’s better to stay home. I’m not taking any chance.” A 1991 cyclone that slammed into Bangladesh from the Bay of Bengal killed an estimated 139,000 people and left millions homeless. In 2008, Myanmar’s southern delta was devastated Cyclone Nargis, which swept away entire farming villages and killed more than 130,000 people. Both those cyclones were much more powerful than Cyclone Mahasen, which is rated Category 1 - the weakest level. Heavy rain and storm surge could prove deadlier than the wind. Bangladesh’s meteorological office said the cyclone was moving so slowly it

may take a whole day for it to pass the Bangladesh coast. The Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management said more than 1 million people had been evacuated from coastal areas. Television stations reported the deaths of two men, one of whom was crushed by a tree uprooted by the wind. Related heavy rains and flooding in Sri Lanka were blamed for eight deaths earlier this week. At least eight people - and possibly many more - were killed in Myanmar as they fled the cyclone Monday night, when overcrowded boats carrying more than 100 Rohingya capsized. Only 43 people had been rescued by Thursday, and more than 50 Rohingya were still missing. India’s Meteorological Department forecast damage to the northeastern states of Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland, and advised fishermen off the west coast of the country to be cautious for the next 36 hours. Much attention was focused on western Myanmar because of the crowded, low-lying camps where many Rohingya remain. In Rakhine state, around 140,000 people - mostly Rohingya - have been living in the camps since last year, when two outbreaks of sectarian violence between the Muslim minority and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists forced many Rohingya from their homes. Nearly half the displaced live in coastal areas considered highly vulnerable to storm surges and flooding from Cyclone Mahasen.

KATMANDU, Nepal - A plane crashed while trying to land at a mountain airstrip in northern Nepal early Thursday, and all 21 people on board, including eight Japanese tourists, survived with injuries, police said. Four of the injured were in critical condition, police officer Bhim Bahadur Chand said. The state-owned Nepal Airlines plane was carrying eight Japanese tourists. The others on board, including three crew members, are all Nepali. The Canadian-built Twin Otter plane was trying to land at Jomsom airport, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of the capital, Katmandu, when it crashed on the banks of the Kaligandaki river. All of the injured were flown in different planes to the nearby city of Pokhara, where there are better-equipped hospitals. Police said the wheel of the plane touched the runway but that the aircraft veered toward the right and crashed on the banks of the Kaligandaki. The front portion of the plane was destroyed, but the rear part remained intact. The left wing remained submerged in the river. Rescuers were able to pull the injured passengers and crew from the plane. Civil aviation officials identified the Japanese passengers as Namba Hajime, Sato Setsuko, Terada Etsuko, Kawabe Sachiyo, Yazawa Yaeko, Yazawa Hiromi, Kawakami Hiroko and Abe Akiko. Other details about the Japanese passengers were not immediately known. The area is popular with foreign trekkers visiting the Mount Annapurna area and Hindu pilgrims visiting the revered Muktinath temple. Fifteen people were killed last May when a plane crashed while attempting to land at the same airport.

Mexico volcano registers more seismic activity Associated Press Writer

MEXICO CITY - Seismic activity is continuing at the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City and authorities say they have readied shelters and identified evacuation routes in case they should be needed. Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Center says there were two explosions at the white-capped volcano between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The center says the volcano spewed a plume of steam about a mile (1.5 kilometer) into the sky. Authorities continue to monitor the volcano’s activity but have not ordered any evacuations. Rain has been forecast for the area, however, and authorities say towns nearby could be flooded with ash mud. Popocatepetl has put out small eruptions of ash almost daily since a round of activity began in 1994. The eruptions started strengthening two weeks ago and increased even more this weekend.

The winner... From page 1 According to Lanang, the stages had been defined. As planned, the Bali Electoral Commission would officially announce the results of voting acquisition of the Bali gubernatorial election on May 27. “Bali Electoral Commission has the time for three days to announce the voting acquisition of the gubernatorial election on May 25-27. If each stage can be accelerated, it will be nice. If the recapitulation results in the county/municipality can be completed by May 23, the Bali Electoral Commission can officially announce the voting results on May 27,” he said. So far, has the Bali Electoral Commission received an overview and preliminary data of vote counts from all polling stations across Bali? “Not yet. We respect our colleagues that work in the lower level in order they can concentrate and there are no errors and fraud,” he said while expecting the manual recapitulation process could be escorted by all the parties to prevent any fraud. (kmb29)

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INDONESIA Indonesia says poor training caused Bali sea crash Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesian authorities blamed poor training for a crash in which a rookie pilot undershot the runway and landed in the sea off the resort island of Bali last month, according to a report seen Wednesday. All 108 passengers and crew survived the spectacular April 13 crash, which split the new Boeing 737-800 in two and was a major blow to Lion Air, which has signed record plane orders but is trying to shake off its poor safety record. The preliminary investigation by the National Transport Safety Committee found the 24-year-old Indian national at the plane’s helm was forced to hand control to the Indonesian captain since he could not see the runway upon descent. The switch was made at 150 feet (46 metres) -- below the minimum altitude considered safe to continue descending -- and the captain ordered the plane to go around just one second before it crashed into the sea. The report recommended Lion Air immediately implement sever-

al safety measures, such as reviewing “the policy and procedures regarding the risk associated with changeover of control at critical altitudes or critical time”. The airline should also reiterate safety protocols related to minimum altitudes to its pilots, it said. The report described a sudden change in weather, with clear visibility minutes before the flight landed changing to rain and very poor visibility seconds before. While a full investigation will determine the exact cause, the preliminary report ruled out any fault with the aircraft. Lion Air was little-known internationally until it struck two of the world’s largest aircraft orders worth a staggering $46 billion. In March Lion Air ordered 234

medium-haul A320 jets worth $18.4 billion euros ($24.2 billion) from Europe’s Airbus to boost its expansion as air travel booms in the fast-developing nation of 240 million. That order followed its $22.4 billion order for 230 Boeing 737 airliners in 2011. But experts have raised concerns there is a lack of qualified pilots in Indonesia to fly the fast-increasing number of planes acquired by Lion Air. Along with with most Indonesian airlines, it is banned from US and European skies for safety reasons. Between 2004 and 2006 Lion Air suffered a series of six accidents which all involved planes overshooting or missing the runway. No one died.

96 illegal immigrants detained in East Nusa Tenggara Antara

KUPANG - The Kupang Immigration Office in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has detained 96 illegal immigrants during January until May 2013. Head of the immigration office Silvester Sili Laba said here on Thursday that the number rose by around 200 percent from that of the same period in 2012 which was only 30 persons. According to him, the illegal immigrants were detained in Rote Ndao and Kupang Bay before they crossed to Australia by traditional fishing boats to seek political asylum there. He said the 96 illegal immigrants who had been detained since the past five months were made up of 33 persons from Vietnam, six from Myanmar, 10 from Ban-

gladesh, 15 from Sudan, 22 from Somalia, and 10 from India. Sili Laba added that the illegal immigrants tried to use a number of places in East Nusa Tenggara as a transit before crossing to Australia. “East Nusa Tenggara is an ideal place for illegal immigrants from other countries to Australia,” Sili said. The illegal immigrants had been known trying to hide in small islands in East Nusa Tenggara, before they found fishing boats to be hired to carry them to Australia. But he said that now the and police have intensified patrol in the sea around the islands, giving little room for the illegal immigrants to escape detection. In 2012, the Kupang immigra-

tion office detained 414 illegal immigrants from Middle East all wanting to go to Australia. Sili said that in April this year, 79 illegal immigrants from the Middle East were stranded in the island of Rote, and some of them were evacuated to Kupang and accommodated at the Immigration Office detention house, although it was already overcapacity. “It is a new problem for us because the number of detention houses for the illegal immigrant was limited while the number of the illegal immigrant continues to increase,” Sili Laba said. According to him, the illegal immigrants from the Middle East who were stranded at Rote Island were detained by the local police when they attempted to cross to Australia.

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Workers gather in solidarity for their colleagues who were trapped after the roof of the tunnel suddenly collapsed at a Freeport Indonesia mine in Mimika, Papua province, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Death toll rises to five in mine collapse

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TIMIKA - Rescuers have recovered one more body from a collapsed mine tunnel in eastern Indonesia, police said Thursday, taking the death toll to five as search teams battled to reach 24 others still trapped. Ten workers have been rescued alive following the accident on Tuesday at US firm Freeport-McMoRan’s Grasberg, one of the world’s biggest gold and copper mines high in the mountains of rugged Papua province. Freeport Indonesia, the local subsidiary of the firm, halted all operations at the mine on Wednesday to show solidarity with those affected, as hundreds of angry workers protested to demand safer working conditions. “Evacuation efforts have been continuing overnight, and we have found one more dead body,” local police chief Sudirman, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP. He said efforts to rescue the Indonesian workers were being hampered by “very limited space and the risk of falling rocks from above that could put the evacuation team in danger”. The rescue team, led by Freeport, was using a variety of equipment including saws and wheelbarrows to clear debris from the site. The tunnel was part of an underground training facility and not one of the mining areas, and those inside at the time of the accident were direct employees and contract workers attending a safety training course. There have been long-running tensions at Grasberg, and some 1,000 workers protested near the mine on Wednesday. They blocked a road near their dormitories with trucks, heavy machinery and pieces of wood, only allowing ambulances and other vehicles involved in the rescue effort to pass. In 2011, a three-month strike by thousands of workers at Grasberg crippled production, and only came to an end once management agreed to a big pay hike. The industrial action sparked a wave of deadly clashes between police and gunmen around the mine, with at least 11 people, all Indonesians, killed.


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BUSINESS Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - Toyota has accelerated past South Korea’s Samsung Electronics to become Asia’s biggest company by market value, after the Japanese automaker’s shares doubled in the past year. Toyota’s market capitalisation stood at 22.23 trillion yen ($217 billion) on Thursday, beating out the Galaxy smartphone and tablet computer giant which was worth the equivalent of 20.32 trillion yen. Toyota, also the world’s biggest automaker, has seen its shares jump on the back of improving financial results. The Corolla and Camry maker said last week its full-year net profit more than tripled. Samsung overtook the Japanese giant in the market value table in 2011, according to the leading Nikkei business daily, as the South Korean conglomerate notched up huge profits in its global battle with US rival Apple. Toyota’s Tokyo-listed shares finished at 6,450 yen, more than double their 3,165 yen closing price a year earlier. Samsung shares closed at 1.508 million won ($1,350) on Thursday.

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School boys look at Toyota Lexus LS600hL displayed at Toyota Motor Corp. showroom Toyota Mega Web in Tokyo Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Toyota has accelerated past South Korea’s Samsung Electronics to become Asia’s biggest company by market value, after the Japanese automaker’s shares doubled in the past year.

Japan economy grows again, points to recovery TOKYO - Japan said Thursday that its economy grew again in the quarter to March, pointing to a recovery as Tokyo and its hand-picked central bank team set about stoking the world’s third-largest economy. The 0.9 percent on-quarter growth -- or 3.5 percent on an annualised basis if the data were stretched over a year -- confirmed Japan’s exit from recession as consumers spent more, although the nation’s cautious firms did not follow suit. The data was seen by some observers as an early mark of success for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bid to stimulate the longstagnant economy with a policy prescription of big government spending and aggressive central bank easing.

Dubbed “Abenomics”, the moves mark a renewed assault on the deflation that has plagued Japan’s economy for years, crimping private spending and business investment. The central bank’s recent policy moves have helped push down the value of the yen, giving a boost to the export sector as it makes Japanese firms more competitive overseas and inflates the value of repatriated foreign income. The currency’s steep decline in recent months -- losing around one-quarter of its value since November -- has translated into a huge rally on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with foreign investors piling into Japanese stocks. “The Japanese economy is on the right track to recovery,” said Hideki Matsumura, senior economist with the Japan Research Institute.

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“Individual spending is picking up as the value of assets, including stocks, rose on the back of the brighter economic outlook. Exports are also recovering. The economy is expected to grow further for now thanks to the impact of Abenomics.” But a 0.7 percent drop in capital spending highlighted stillweak spending by firms, while a series of tax hikes aimed at doubling the national sales tax to 10 percent by 2015 could also hit private spending, analysts said. “The January-March figure was quite strong, which confirmed that the Japanese economy hit bottom late last year,” said Shinichiro Kobayashi, economist with Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting. Abe has called on the nation’s employers to hike their employee pay to stimulate spending.

Japan eased out of recession in the last quarter of 2012, after the economy shrunk on weak export demand tied to financial turmoil in the key European market, a strong yen and a diplomatic row with China that sparked a consumer boycott of Japanese goods. Meanwhile, Japan logged a modest pickup in factory output in March as the unemployment rate hit a multi-year low. But the country’s trade deficit more than quadrupled to 362.4 billion yen ($3.6 billion) in March compared to the same period a year earlier, as a weaker yen inflated import costs. The declining unit, while generally good for exporters, makes foreign goods more expensive and has sent Japan’s energy bills soaring as it turned to pricey fossil-fuel alternatives after shutting its nuclear reactors in

the aftermath of the Fukushima atomic crisis two years ago. Last month, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) said it expected 2.9 percent growth in Japan’s economy for the fiscal year to March, while tipping inflation to hit 0.7 percent, as the battle to beat falling prices continues. The BoJ has pledged to meet a two percent inflation target within two years, a key aim of the government, while separate figures this week showed almost 83 percent of Japanese households think prices will rise in a year, the first reading above 80 percent in four and a half years. Deflation is bad for the economy because it encourages consumers to put off spending in the belief that their intended purchases will be cheaper in the future, softening demand and hurting producers.

Ahead of the yearend 2012, local governments and municipality in Bali looked busy with a ritual activity known as nangluk merana. The ritual involving hundreds or even thousands of Hindu devotees was held at sea. It was intended to rid the universe ranging from the sea to mountains as the source of life. Through the ritual, devotees invoked to God in order they were bestowed with graces for the sake of entire universe and protected from danger. The Head of the Institute for Community Service (LPM) of Hindu University of Indonesia (Unhi) Denpasar, IB Sutama, said the nangluk merana ritual was the term of agricultural culture in Bali in realizing the green culture. Through the ritual, farmers tried to stem all the plant diseases and pests attacking their crop, either in irrigated field or non-irrigated field. In the Usada Wrespati Tatwa manuscript, explained this waidika (Hindu doctor), merana was the disease in plants. In animal it was called sasab, while in human was called gering. “The nangluk merana ritual was used to neutralize the nature, so that it can stem all kinds of diseases such as gering, sasab and merana and they will not come to mainland or to human nature,” he said. The ritual was focused on invoking welfare and safety to Lord Varuna as the ruler of the sea. He had the power to clean up all the existing diseases. The universe was derived from water or thalesia. Similarly, human also began and ended with water. “The whole universe was purified by him at sea. As evidence, whatever discharged into the sea does not cause any odor. Therefore, the holy water or tirtha is centered at sea,” he explained.

This humanist and religious observer explained that 65-70 percent of macrocosm (universe) and microcosm (human body) contained water. When, we were in the womb, 90 percent of our protector was water and at the meeting of heaven and earth or kama bang (sperm) and kama petak (ovum) or intercourse of mother and father we are composed of 100 percent of water. “That’s why we end the ritual with water of Lord Varuna,” he convinced. In the nangluk merana was always accompanied with animal sacrifice by slaughtering or floating animal into the sea. It was affected by bhairava leading to Shaktism. Sacred animal sacrifice was intended to neutralize nature and as a substitute for human sacrifice, so that it did not sacrifice human. Nangluk merana ritual was regularly held towards year end because a very extreme weather change took place in December. It was before the seventh month in Balinese calendar being prone to natural disasters and disease outbreaks. “Sickness in the seventh month is not affected by leak or Balinese black magic, but pure sickness as a result of climate change. It is a sickness caused by one of the daiweika dhuka namely sickness due to deity, ourselves and our inadvertency,” he said. Hindu community in Bali drove away global warming by nangluk marana ritual in which in Hinduism it was called detya (effect of feral solar heat). This Detya was portrayed as a great giant with prominence. The poorly maintained environment would trigger Denawa or great flooding disaster. “Organizing the nangluk merana ritual should be accompanied with environmental conservation,” he added.

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Ubud, the famous tourism object looked deserted during the gubernatorial election day on Wednesday. The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Bali predicted the gubernatorial election would drive the economic growth on the Island of the Gods. It happened because a lot of incoming and expenditure funds boosting the economic growth.

Bali gubernatorial election boosts economic growth Bali Post

DENPASAR - The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Bali predicted the gubernatorial election would drive the economic growth on the Island of the Gods. It happened because a lot of incoming and expenditure funds boosting the economic growth. “The Bali gubernatorial election positively supported the economic growth due to more economic cycles in which the people’s consumption will increase,” said the Head of BPS Bali, Gde Suarsa, in Denpasar. He said the activities of political party ahead of the Bali gubernatorial election showed a visible impact on the economic growth in the coming period. The impact of this event was expected to support the economic growth by 1 percent. “The Bali gubernatorial election has an economic impact because there is movement or community mobilization and other activities en masse. However, it is insignificant and estimated to have impact less than 1 percent on the economic growth,” he said.

Other than the impact of the regional leader election, the construction of some infrastructures to support the implementation of the APEC Summit 2013 that would take place in Bali, said Gde Suarsa, also encouraged the economic growth in the construction sector. “At the same time, it also increased the demand for building materials, particularly minerals which in turn encouraged the growth of quarrying sector. This sector grew by 16.46 percent due to the growth in the construction sector driving the increase in the demand for supporting material such as stone and sand,” he explained. According to him, in general the economic growth of Bali for the first quarter of 2013 was better than the last year’s eco-

nomic condition. The economy of Bali grew 6.71 percent over the same period in 2012. The structure of GRDP was still dominated by the use of household consumption, government consumption and Gross Domestic Fixed Capital Formation (PMTDB) respectively contributing to the total Gross Regional Domestic Product at 55.71 percent, 13.80 percent and 36.73 percent. “Spatially, the greatest contribution forming the Bali’s economy in the first quarter was contributed by the Badung County at 25.16 percent and Denpasar at 21.08 percent. The biggest source of growth was contributed by Denpasar City (1.53 percent) and Badung County (1.52 percent),” he said. (kmb27)


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Low, participation of Southern Badung people in gubernatorial election Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Low participation of the South Badung community in the gubernatorial election happened again in the Bali gubernatorial election 2013. Even, pursuant to information on the interim vote calculation, the number of voters that did not come to polling station in the Kuta subdistrict exceeded the number of votes of the governor and deputy governor candidates.

The voters are giving their vote in the polling station.

Election, Nusa Penida residents went home

Semarapura (Bali Post)-

The Governor election of Bali seemes to be responded well by the Nusa Pwnida residents. Those who worked outside the island went home for the election on Wednesday (15/5). Klungkung three harbours, Tribuana, Kusamba and

Banjar Bias, had a lot of passengers coming in since 6 am local time to avoid high current. Tradiional boat owners also support this action so a lot of boats departed an hour earlier at 7.30 am instead of 8.30 am local time aa states by one boat manager Yadin. The amount of passengers was

high as usually there are only 50 to80 passengers daily. One passenger, Ginasta, stated to have purposely come home to decide who to lead Bali in the next period. It is hoped that his choice is not wrong and can bring Bali and especially Nusa Penida better. (kmb31)

Buleleng plan for 1,200 teachers recruitment Singaraja (Bali Post)-

Due to many teachers retiring, Buleleng Government is plannin to rexruit at least 1,200 teaxhers for schools in Buleleng for 2014. It was stated that the

teachers recruited prioritised for elementary schools and npw the Buleleg Workers Board still waits foe a formation done by the Ministry of State Elements and Beuraucracy Reformation ( Ke m e n PA N - R B ) . H e a d o f

he Board, Ni Made Rousmini, stated that her side is still on fighting for the formation to exist as he recrutment can’t be done this year as they are finishing on the honorary workers 2nd category. (kmb15)

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As information compiled until Wednesday afternoon from Kuta subdistrict, the Puspayoga-Sukrawan package (PAS) was superior with interim achievement of 13,219 votes. Meanwhile, its rival namely the Mangku PastikaSudikerta package (Pasti-Kerta) only managed to obtain 7,262 votes. In the meantime, the invalid votes amounted to 194. Overall, the amount of voter attendance reached 20,675 people. Interestingly, the amount of unused ballots even exceeded the vote acquisition of each candidate. The unused ballot papers in Kuta subdistrict reached 13,311 pieces. Meanwhile, the amount of permanent registered voter (DPT) in Kuta subdistrict alone reached 33,986 people. The Kuta subdistrict head, Gede Rai Wijaya, said the low community participation in Kuta happened due to high mobility. Specifically, he mentioned that removal of Angkasa Pura official residence and population on Jalan Sempati and Jalan Pelita had become the cause of the ‘disappearance’ of population. In South Kuta, PAS reached 19,512 votes. Their rival, namely Pasti-Kerta package attained 20,595 votes. Invalid votes reached 54. Meanwhile, the permanent registered voters in South Kuta amounted to 60,764 people. If roughly calculated, the people that did not use their right to vote approximately reached 20,603 people. In the meantime, the South Kuta subdistrict head, Wayan Puja, also gave the reason of population mobility for the low community participation. He mentioned that many of the voters were currently working on cruise ship so that they could not come to polling station. Even, he said that until that time the summon letter from the voting organizer group (KPPS) had not been distributed because the targeted population could not be found. Low participation of the community in the Southern Badung in the election had actually happened for many times. Even, it had become a special record for the Electoral Commission in each election. Chairman of the Badung Electoral Commission, I Wayan Jondra, recently said that Kuta and Southern Kuta subdistrict were two constituencies showing off the most low community participation in Badung County. Quite high population mobility in the two regions became the main reason of the low participation. (kmb25)

Traditional markets quiet during the election

Denpasar (Bali Post)-

Not the usual that a number of traditional markets such as Badung Market last Wednesday (15/5) seemed empty from sellers and visitors. It seemed eveyone is enthusiastic of the governor election and have gone to the polls in the morning. Other traditional markets seen so were Sanglah and Renon, all opened by midday. “Usually morning until afternoon would be crowded. Cars, motorxyxles and horse cart would find it hard to pass throufh. Now up to 11 am local time no one is here,”Putriyani from Panjer stated when about to buy ceremony needs. The same tated by a number of sellers such as Sariyani (45) who’s a vegetable seller and Sumiati (42) essentials seller. Usually they would open at 5 am local time yet due to election they opened at 9 am local time. Besides markets, roads were also seen empty during the election and ets crowded comig afternoon around 2 pm local time in Denpasar area. Even though the government held a holiday for state and private workers to join the election, yet a number of services such as finance, airporr and other vital ones were still ongoing. (kmb28)

RLD

Friday, May 17, 2013

Now Venezuela is running out of toilet paper

Associated Press Writer

AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus

Afghan and U.S. soldiers arrive to the scene where a suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Car bomb hits NATO convoy in Kabul; 6 dead Associated Press Writer

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber rammed his car into a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least six people in the explosion and wounding more than 30, officials said. A Muslim militant group, Hizbe-Islami, claimed responsibility for the early morning attack and said it had formed a special “martyrdom” unit to attack foreign troops. The announcement could mean a steep escalation for the movement, which is based in northeastern Afghanistan and which has fought against the American-led coalition but is also a fierce rival of the Taliban. Body parts littered the scene of the blast in eastern Kabul, and one coalition vehicle was reduced to a mangled pile of metal. The explosion was powerful enough to rattle buildings on the other side of the city. NATO spokesman Lt. j.g.

Quenton Roehricht said the international alliance can “confirm an explosion occurred on a coalition convoy in Kabul this morning,” but provided no further details. Kabul provincial police spokesman Hashmad Stanakzi said the suicide bomber attacked at about 8 a.m. with a car packed with explosives. “The explosion was very big. It set the nearby buildings on fire,” Stanakzi said. Kabul Deputy Police Chief Daud Amin said it was difficult to immediately estimate the number of dead because the blast had shredded many of the victims. “We saw two dead bodies of children on the ground,” Amin said. “But

the rest of the bodies were scattered in pieces around.” Two Kabul hospitals reported that at least six dead and 37 wounded were brought in from the scene, city hospitals chief Kabir Amiri said, adding that the toll could increase as more hospitals report in. The bodies were too badly charred to immediately identify, he added. A spokesman for Hizb-e-Islami, Haroon Zarghoon, told The Associated Press that one of the movement’s operatives carried out the attack on what he described as two vehicles of American advisers. He claimed that most of the American advisers were killed and their vehicles destroyed, though neither Afghan nor coalition officials have confirmed any foreign casualties. Zarghoon says the militant group has formed a new cell to carry out suicide attacks on U.S. and other coalition troops.

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CARACAS, Venezuela — First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities — toilet paper. Blaming political opponents for the shortfall, as it does for other shortages, the embattled socialist government says it will import 50 million rolls to boost supplies. That was little comfort to consumers struggling to find toilet paper on Wednesday. “This is the last straw,” said Manuel Fagundes, a shopper hunting for tissue in downtown Caracas. “I’m 71 years old and this is the first time I’ve seen this.” One supermarket visited by The Associated Press in the capital on Wednesday was out of toilet paper. Another had just received a fresh batch, and it quickly filled up with shoppers as the word spread. “I’ve been looking for it for two weeks,” said Cristina Ramos. “I was told that they had some here and now I’m in line.” Economists say Venezuela’s shortages stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society and the government’s controls on foreign currency. “State-controlled prices — prices that are set below marketclearing price — always result in shortages. The shortage problem will only get worse, as it did over the years in the Soviet Union,” said Steve Hanke, professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University. President Nicolas Maduro, who was selected by the dying Hugo Chavez to carry on his “Bolivarian revolution,” claims that anti-government forces,

including the private sector, are causing the shortages in an effort to destabilize the country. The government this week announced it would import 760,000 tons of food and 50 million rolls of toilet paper. Commerce Minister Alejandro Fleming blamed the shortage of toilet tissue on “excessive demand” built up as a result of “a media campaign that has been generated to disrupt the country.” “The revolution will bring the country the equivalent of 50 million rolls of toilet paper,” he was quoted as saying Tuesday by state news agency AVN. “We are going to saturate the market so that our people calm down.” Finance Minister Nelson Merentes said the government was also addressing the lack of foreign currency, which has resulted in the suspension of foreign supplies of raw materials, equipment and spare parts to Venezuelan companies, disrupting their production. “We are making progress ... we have to work very hard,” Merentes told reporters Wednesday. Many factories operate at half capacity because the currency controls make it hard for them to pay for imported parts and materials. Business leaders say some companies verge on bankruptcy because they cannot extend lines of credit with foreign suppliers. Merentes said the government had met the U.S. dollar requests of some 1,500 small- and mediumsized companies facing supply problems, and was reviewing requests from a similar number of larger companies. Chavez imposed currency controls a decade ago trying to stem capital flight as his government expropriated large land parcels and dozens of businesses.

China detains man over fake airline bomb threats Associated Press Writer

BEIJING - Police in southern China detained a man early Thursday who is suspected of calling in fake bomb threats that grounded five domestic flights the previous day. The man was detained at a rental home in the city of Dongguan, police in the southern hub of Shenzhen said in an online statement. Police gave no word on a pos-

sible motive. They identified the suspect by his surname, Wang, and said he is 26, unemployed and from the autonomous northern territory of Inner Mongolia. He is accused of making threats Wednesday against five flights headed to Shenzhen and Xi’an from other cities, including Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai. The flights were operated by Shenzhen Airlines, China Eastern Airlines,

and Juneyao Airlines. The crime is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Last year, a man in Dongguan who made a fake bomb threat to delay the arrival of his creditor received a four-year sentence. China has undergone a massive expansion in air travel in recent years. Delays, poor airline service and unruly passengers lead to frequent disruptions at airports or aboard flights.

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A woman who just bought toilet paper at a grocery store reads her receipt as she leaves the private store in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 15, 2013.


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Friday, May 17, 2013

International

Jerusalem family tattoos pilgrims for centuries Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM — Orthodox Christians visiting the Holy Land often return home with more than just spiritual memories. Many drop by a centuries-old tattoo parlor in Jerusalem’s Old City, inking themselves with a permanent reminder not only of their pilgrimage but also of devotion to their faith. The same Jerusalem family has been tattooing pilgrims with crosses and other religious symbols for hundreds of years, testament to the importance of the ancient ritual. While Catholics can get a written certificate of their pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Orthodox Christians opt for a tattoo, a permanent reminder of their visit. In contrast to the bustling streets of the Old City outside, the Razzouk parlor is quiet, with only the buzz of an electric needle zigzagging across a pilgrim’s arm. Pilgrims said the pain of the needle is worth the sacrifice. “The pain I feel is like the pain that Jesus Christ felt when he was on the cross with his crown of thorns,” said Etetu Legesse, a nurse from Ethiopia, as a scene depicting the crucifixion was etched on her triceps. Another Ethiopian woman wailed a song as an image of the Virgin Mary was tattooed onto her arm. “I’m singing, God, I’m thinking about God; he died for us on the cross, that’s why I’m singing,” the

35-year-old woman, who gave her name as Mebrat, said. Anton Razzouk, the family’s 72-year-old patriarch, says the business can be traced back to a Coptic ancestor who traveled by camel and donkey from Egypt to Jerusalem for a pilgrimage about 300 years ago and decided to stay. Today, the Razzouk business is the oldest tattoo parlor in the Old City catering to Christian tourists. Razzouk says that up until the 1950’s his father’s business was unchallenged and that he was the only one in the Old City, though a handful of competitors have sprouted up since then. The art form was passed on from father to son and countless pilgrims have returned home over the centuries with the markings. Razzouk said his father, Jacob, tattooed Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, as well as hundreds of allied troops stationed in the region during World War II. He said the markings remind the faithful not to sin. “A tattoo on the hand is the best

Bali News

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PAS wins 100 percent at polling station of Sukrawan Bali Post

DENPASAR - Persona of Dewa Nyoman Sukrawan as deputy governor candidate of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) cadre at Bungkulan village, Sawan subdistrict, was surprisingly strong. Evidently, at the polling station where he voted, namely the polling station (TPS) 14 at Satria hamlet, PAS package won 100 percent in the Bali gubernatorial election on Wednesday (May 15).

AP Photo/Dusan Vranic

In this Saturday, May 10, 2013 photo, Etetu Legesse, a Christian Orthodox pilgrim from Ethiopia, reacts as she receives a tattoo in a shop owned by the Razzouk family in Jerusalem. certificate of pilgrimage because it stays there forever. It stays until the person is dead. It stays with him until the grave,” said Razzouk. Whereas Judaism and Islam prohibit marking the body, for

Orthodox Christian denominations like Armenians, Syrians, Ethiopians and Copts, tattoos are both decorative and a sign of faith. Roman Catholicism does not ban tattooing, but the practice is not as

common. Razzouk says he tattoos 300 to 400 pilgrims each year. His service is so popular that the family often goes to nearby hotels to tattoo travelers as well.

Geneva auction sells huge diamond for $26.7M Associated Press Writer

GENEVA — A huge diamond unearthed in Botswana commanded an unearthly price of $26.7 million from Christie’s auction house Wednesday amid the spring ritual of well-heeled bidders flocking or phoning in to Geneva’s luxury sales. The pear-shaped gem accounted for more than a quarter of the $102 million in sales rung up by Christie’s Wednesday night, a night after Sotheby’s had $78 million in sales. “A perfect diamond commands a perfect price,” Christie’s trumpeted on Twitter of the record sale price for the largest D-color flawless diamond ever offered at auction — a whopping 101.73 carats that took 21 months to polish. Jewelry, watches and other luxury items are sold every spring by the big auction houses at Geneva’s elegant lakefront

hotels — seemingly a world away from some European countries whose economies are shrinking as their governments enact often tough budget austerity measures to get a handle on their debts. Sotheby’s auction featured a diamond jewelry collection belonging to Italian screen actress Gina Lollobrigida that fetched $4.9 million, some of which she plans to donate to stem cell research. The auction house said eight bidders fought for Lollobrigida’s pair of diamond and natural pearl earrings, which finally sold for more than $2.3 million and set a new auction record for such an item. The 85-year-old actress, who starred opposite Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra and other top actors in the 1950s and 1960s, said she was selling the jewelry partly to fund an international hospital for stem

cell treatment. Sotheby’s also sold a 74.53carat fancy yellow diamond that once belonged to Ahmad Shah Qajar, the shah of Persia from 1909 to 1925 and the last ruler of the Qajar dynasty. Its sale for nearly $3 million set both an auction record and a record price per carat — an eye-popping $40,061 per carat — for a fancy yellow diamond. Among other items auctioned off Tuesday night was Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi’s Audemars Piguet No. 10 Royal Oak Chronograph wristwatch, which sold for $81,850 to raise money for the four-time FIFA player of the year’s foundation. After that auction, Lollobrigida said her jewels had brought her much pleasure for many years, but she hopes that “selling them will raise awareness of stem cell therapy, which can cure so many illnesses.”

The polling station had 510 voters. Of that amount, PAS package could win as many as 489 votes. Meanwhile, another vote was declared invalid. As monitoring made at polling station 14 at Satria hamlet, Bungkulan village, from Wednesday morning residents had come to polling station in traditional costumes. Meanwhile, Sukrawan and his wife Jro Made Sri Kusuma Yantiari with family were busy preparing for the vote in the Bali gubernatorial election 2013. Previously, they worship at family temple to invoke blessings. Precisely at 08:00 am Sukrawan with Sri Kusuma Yantiari went on foot to polling station 14, located just a few meters from his home. On arriving at polling station, Sukrawan and his wife Sri Kusuma Yantiari directly submitted the invitation letter and voter card to voting committee officer. He then received a ballot sheet and headed straight for voting booth. After giving his vote, he showed off the punched ballot to media crew monitoring the voting at polling station. After the voting, Sukrawan explained the steps of Bali gubernatorial election had been going on well. Related to results, he did not too question. Whatever the results would be, obviously it was the will of God. “Whoever will win, I am resigned to it. Most importantly, the winner is for the future progress of Bali,” he said. Meanwhile, the Regent of Buleleng Putu Agus Suradnyana also directly monitored a number of polling stations after giving his voting right. He monitored the election by riding a motorcycle to polling station 04 at Astina village. At the polling station, the regent directly monitored and had discussion with local voting committee. Besides, he had also asked for an explanation regarding the availability of logistics for the Bali gubernatorial election. The committee explained there were no obstacles and the logistics was complete. (kmb/kmb15)

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Puspayoga, wife Bintang Puspayoga, and his child, showing their little finger that marked by ink after using the voting rights on Wednesday.

In Badung

Pasti-Kerta temporarily excels in four subdistricts Bali Post

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Pasti-Kerta package temporarily excelled over its rival in the vote acquisition in the Bali gubernatorial election in Badung County.

MANGUPURA - Pasti-Kerta package temporarily excelled over its rival in the vote acquisition in the Bali gubernatorial election in Badung County. From the data collected by each subdistrict, the Pasti-Kerta was superior in four subdistricts namely Mengwi, Abiansemal, Northern Kuta and Southern Kuta. Meanwhile, Puspayoga-Sukrawan (PAS) package won in Petang and Kuta subdistrict. Based on the data collected from each subdistrict, in Petang subdistrict PAS package acquired 10,383 votes, while Pasti-Kerta got 8,846 votes. In Northern Kuta, PAS earned 16,832 votes, while Pasti-Kerta earned 21,734 votes. In Kuta, PAS was superior with the achievement of 13,219 votes, while Pasti-Kerta attained 7,262 votes. In Mengwi, PAS earned 28,567 votes, while PastiKerta won 45,294 votes. Then, in Southern Kuta, PAS gained

19,512 votes, while Pasti-Kerta gained 20,595 votes. In Abiansemal subdistrict, PAS got 27,332 votes and Pasti-Kerta won 30,463 votes. Overall, pursuant to the interim results the Pasti-Kerta package won in Badung with 134,194 votes, while PAS gained 115,645 votes. When confirmed the results of the vote, Chairman of the Badung Electoral Commission, I Wayan Jondra, said his party was still unable to give the data of vote acquisition in Badung. According to him, the commission did not make counting through quick count. The vote counting at village level would be done on Thursday, while at subdistrict level was after that. Each level of counting was given the time for two days. Meanwhile, I Ketut Sudikerta, deputy governor candidate voted at polling station 10 at Pecatu village, precisely at SDN 4 Pecatu primary school at Kangin hamlet.

Sudikerta and family went to polling station on foot from his house at Kauh hamlet. At the polling station, the Pasti-Kerta package won 284 votes, while PAS package only got 135 votes and 2 votes were declared invalid. After giving his vote, Sudikerta stated the implementation of gubernatorial election in Badung took place in peaceful atmosphere. In general, the situation in Badung was conducive. He also expressed his gratitude to the people of Bali addressing the democratic event with togetherness. He affirmed whatever the outcome would be, his party claimed to be ready to receive. Losing and winning was a reasonable thing. If losing, his party would be ready to respect the results of the gubernatorial election. Meanwhile, if he won, he would take the other candidate to realize the vision and mission for the sake of people’s welfare. (kmb25)


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Bali News

Roving polling station at Sanglah Hospital Most voters bring no ballot Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Due to the absence of information on the roving polling station for the election at Sanglah Hospital, most visitors and patients did not bring along their C-6 letter or ballot. As consequence, only a few patients and patient attendants could vote. Based on monitoring of Bali Post, the officers of polling station coming to pick up the votes to Sanglah Hospital were from the polling station (TPS) 11 and 12 Denpasar. Those officers arrived around 12:30 p.m. Afterward, the officers itinerated around the Sanglah Hospital. However, due to restricted time not all treatment rooms could be visited. The rooms visited were only Wing Amerta, Anggrek, Pudak, Cempaka, Jempiring and Angsoka Room. Aside from the time constraints, only a few of the patients and patient attendants carried the C-6 letter as one of the requirement to vote, so that the vote collected only came to tens of pieces whereas the total vote at Sanglah Hospital was estimated to reach 1,000. Nyoman Reti from Tabanan, for instance, claimed to be surprised when seeing the officer of roving polling station came to Sanglah Hospital. Unfortunately, due to lack of information, Reti did not bring along her

C-6 letter as a requirement to vote. “I do not know if there will be a roving polling station. If only I had information, I would take the C-6 letter before waiting for my sick family here,” she deplored. A member of Bali Electoral Commission, Ketut Udi Prayudi, who came to patients and patient attendants in person at Sanglah Hospital, said that in order to vote the residents were absolutely recommended to bring along their C-6 letter and identity card. Only a few patients and patient attendants at Sanglah Hospital brought along such requirement. As admitted by Udi, it happened due to lack of information. “Actually, the socialization has been made. Perhaps, there is a little miscommunication. This should become a lesson to be fixed in the future,” he said. After making a field inspection, the officers then returned to their respective polling station around 1:30 p.m. (san)

Workers Take Turns Voting Even though it’s the Bali Governor Election last Wednesday (15/5) and a holiday, yet he Indonesian Bank Representative 3rd Area Bali Nusra and finanxe servixes or banks are atill opened. The public relation, Suarpika Bimantoro, when contacted confir,ed that his policy is to cause no blockage or stoppage in Bali’s economy yet even so workers still can vote based on the operaional time of their work place so it doesn’t disturb the bank’s operation.”We give a chance for

those voting in the first half day yet it is hped they still work on the day,” Bimantoro explained. Private Banks also apply the same policy and those opened mostly in this day are the main branches while small branchea or cash office are closed. From what’s seen by Bali Post, the finance services keep on happening even though there are less customers than the usual as stated by BRI worker Angga in Tabanan and private bank worker, Dayu, in Renon. There has been a schedule when they will vote and when they will work. (kmb28)

Penuktukan village issues customary agreement

Singaraja (Bali Post)—

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The tourist are doing diving activity

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Favehotel opens at Kelapa Gading

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Protect marine areas

To secure the marine area from any damage, the residents of Penuktukan village made a perarem or customary agreement. It contained the confirmation to residents about what they could and could not do as well as what could not be done in the marine area. Headman of Penuktukan, Yudi Arisandi, said the customary agreement was prepared at the initiative of local residents of Penuktukan village. The initiative came up because the marine areas such as coral reefs had suffered damage in the 1980s. Now, after undertaking various movements of repair, the marine areas could have been recovered from the damage. In order the marine area would no longer turn damaged, residents finally took the initiative to make the customary agreement. In the customary agreement was mentioned the administrative and customary village managed the three zones in the marine areas, consisting of the core zone, buffer zone and utilization zone. Core zone was a preservation area of coral reef consisting of three diving spots. For core zone, the village put up a sign by means of a red flag. To that end, the residents were not allowed to do any activity related to catching fish in the area among the red flags. Meanwhile, the distance of buffer zone was 50 meters from the core zone. At the zone, the residents were allowed to do fish catching on a limited basis, namely only angling. Residents were only allowed to catch fish in the zone of utilization, provided that they did not use any chemicals or explosives. What about the sanctions? Headman Yudi said the matter of sanctions had not been set forth. “With this customary agreement, we want the residents to understand about the marine conservation,” he said. (kmb15)

Friday, May 17, 2013

JAKARTA – Archipelago International opened its 5th select service favehotel in Jakarta, the favehotel Kelapa Gading.

Governor Election, finance services still open Denpasar (Bali Post)-

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11May Tumpek Klurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Banjar Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung Pura Pedarman bujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunung Sari Penebel tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan - Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kangin (Ida Betara Empu Baradah) Besakih

12 May Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida Pura Desa Ubud 15 May Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Banjar Kalah Batubulan Pura Desa lan Puseh Silakarang Singapadu Pura Dalem Petitenget Kerobokan Kuta Pura Dalem Pulasari Samplangan Gianyar Pura Kubayan - Kepisah Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek Gelgel - Tanah Pegat Tabanan Pura Paibon lan Pura Bengkel Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pura Panti Penyarikan Medahan Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken Kaba Kaba Pura Dadia Buda Cemeng Pulasari Batuan Sukawati 21 May Anggar Kasih Tambir Pura Dalem Puri Batuan Sukawati Pura Dalem kediri Silakarang Singapadu Pura Dalem Sukawati Pura Dalem Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pura Paibon Pasek Tangkas Peliatan Ubud Pura Puseh Ngukuhin Kramas Gianyar Pura Pamerajan Agung Ki Telabah Tuakilang Tabanan Pura Karang Buncing Blahbatuh Pura Dalem Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Desa Badung Kota Denpasar Pura Luhur Pedenganan Bedha Bongan Tabanan Pura Pucak Payogan - Lungsiakan Kedewatan Ubud Gianyar Pura Tanah Kilap “Griya Anyar” Suwung Kauh

Denpasar Selatan Pura Selukat Keramas Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Dalem Tampuagan Peninjoan Tembuku Bangli Pura Waturenggong Desa Taro Pura Dalem Bentuyung Desa Ubud Pura Puseh Ubud Pura Dalem Puri Peliatan Ubud Pura Batur Hyang Bulan M untig Karangasem 22 May Buda Umanis Tambir Pura Sari Banjar Titih Kapal Pura Gulamanikan Bendesa Manik Mas Serongga Gianyar 24 May Purnama Sasih Sadha Pura Amrta Sari Rempoa J akarta Selatan Pura Maospahit Banjar Grenceng Denpasar 5 Jun Buda Kliwon Matal Pura Puseh lan Desa Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Bebetin Sawan Buleleng Pura Maspahit Sesetan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek Bendesa Manik Mas Dukuh Kendran Tegallalang Pura Panti Pasek Gaduh Sesetan Pura Pedharaman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 15 Jun Pura Puseh lan Desa Kota Gianyar Pura Luhur Dalem Segening Kediri Tabanan Pura Sang Hyang Tegal (TARO) Tegallalang 19 Jun Buda Cemeng Menail Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja Gianyar Pura Puseh Manakaji Peninjoan Bangli Pura Kawitan Gusti Celuk Baler Pura Sada Pemebetan Kapal Mengwi Pemerajan Agung Ubud Pura Taman Limut Pengosekan Mas Ubud

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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NEW DELHI — Indian actor Sanjay Dutt has arrived at a court in Mumbai to surrender and begin serving a prison sentence for a weapons conviction linked to a deadly terror attack in the city in 1993. Starting Thursday, the Bollywood star is to spend 3 1/2 years in prison. India’s Supreme Court sentenced Dutt in March to five years in prison for illegal possession of weapons supplied by mafia bosses linked to the terror attack, which killed

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257 people in India’s financial capital and entertainment hub. The 53-year-old actor served 18 months in jail before being released on bail in 2007 pending an appeal. The Supreme Court reduced his prison sentence to five years from the six-year term initially handed down.

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Indian Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt speaks to the media during an event in Mumbai, India, Sunday, May 5, 2013. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Thai ghost film remake appeals with funny twist Associated Press Writer

million baht ($18.47 million US) set by the 2001 historical epic “Suriyothai.” It also brought a buzz to the movie BANGKOK — Thais’ deep affection for ghost stories and laughter has brought a new phenomenon to movie theaters — comic touches added to scene in Thailand, a location haven for an oft-told tragedy of true love, which have made the latest adaptation recent foreign productions like “Hangover II,” the low-budget hit “Lost in Thaiof the Mae Nak legend into the all-time highest-grossing Thai film. land” that unexpectedly became China’s “Pee Mak Phra Khanong” is based on simple-hearted husband, and the friends highest-grossing film, and “Only God folklore about the ghost of a woman who who try in vain to tell him his wife’s Forgives” starring Ryan Gosling, which will open in cinemas this year. died in childbirth and the unsuspecting secrets. “Pee Mak” pitches a Thai legend husband who returns from war to live With a budget of 35 million baht ($1.1 with his family. Past movie adaptations million), the summer blockbuster has of a spooky ghost against modern-day focused more on the lovelorn ghost Mae collected 560 million baht ($18.8 mil- comedy and pop culture references, Nak and her tragic tale, but the new lion) in Bangkok and major cities, beat- using its jokes and thrills to transcend film tells its story through Pee Mak, the ing the previous nationwide tally of 550 the usual young, urban middle class audience of the film studio GTH and entertain everyone. Instead of seeing a vengeful ghost chase after anyone who attempted to tell her husband she was no longer alive, the audience of “Pee Mak” gets to enjoy a story of star-crossed lovers played by Thai-German heartthrob Mario Maurer (pronounced Mao-RUHR’) and 21-year-old rising star Davika Hoorne (pronounced DA-vi-GAA’ Ho-NAY’). The horror comedy opened on March 28 with 21.2 million baht ($714,000), the second best first-day performance ever by a Thai movie. “I had a feeling during filming that it was going to be good, but I never thought it would get as much as 500 million or 600 million baht. This is way beyond expectation,” said 33-year-old director Banjong Pisanthanakun who built up his fame from co-directing “Shutter,” a 2004 horror blockbuster that was remade by Hollywood in 2008. “We knew we got the ingredients right and that it was going AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit to work because even when we filmed In this photo taken Monday, May 13, 2013, Davika Hoorne, the lead- it, it was very hilarious.” Critics say the ing actress in the movie “Pee Mak Phra Khanong,” speaks during an presentation of the movie was crucial in interview in Bangkok, Thailand. its overwhelming success.

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A man counting ballots of Bali gubernatorial election that held on Wednesday, May 15. Bali Electoral Commission will officialy annouce winner of the election on May 27, 2013.

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The winner to be announced on May 27

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DENPASAR - Various survey institutions have announced the result of Quick Count of the candidate vote acquisition in the Bali gubernatorial election. The Quick Count result of the Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) version declared the AA Ngurah PuspayogaDewa Nyoman Sukrawan (PAS) package slightly won over their rival Made Mangku Pastika with vote acquisition of 50.31 percent versus 49.69 percent. Different result was reported by the Indonesia Research Center (IRC). Based on 100 percent of

the incoming data from sample of polling station, the Pastika-Kerta package was declared to win by

obtaining 50.01 percent of votes, while PAS earned the support of 49.99 percent.

However, so far the Bali Electoral Commission was still doing the manual recapitulation process of the vote. Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Ketut Sukawati Lanang Putra Prabawa said the calculation had been carried out as soon as the completion of voting at 1:00 p.m. From each polling station, the result of vote recapitulation was

then submitted to village. At the village level, it was then recapitulated for maximally three days. Afterward, the recapitulation result of village was submitted to subdistrict level and recapitulated again for three days. “After this, the results are taken to county level and recapitulated again for three days,” he said. Continued on page 6


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