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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

First night a hit for ‘Tonight’ host Jimmy Fallon Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC’s “Late Night,” he left no doubt Monday that “The Tonight Show” now fits him like a glove. As promised during the much-promoted run-up to his “Tonight Show” debut, Fallon made no drastic changes to the “Late Night” formula that had served him for five years. He remained funny, gracious, bubbly and, above all, comfortable presiding over a show that was different mostly for its earlier time slot, its classier production values and legendary brand name. “We can book people from the West Coast?!” he joked at his newfound status. He did pretty well with his bookings on opening night: Will Smith and the rock group U2.

But all that was ahead. First, his viewers beheld his new set, boasting burnished-wood paneling and panoramic blue curtains. They had seen his filmed opening — Jimmy as the New York nightcrawler — shot by director Spike Lee. They discovered that his band, the Roots, had grown by two from its already husky eight pieces. Then out came Fallon, to thunderous applause, and planted himself on his mark (a four-leaf clover) to deliver his first monologue. “I’m Jimmy Fallon,” he began, and, with a nod to past late-night turbulence that most recently saw his

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Death commuted to life for 3 in Gandhi killing

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Decorated debutant Seedorf looking to lift Milan

Thai police clash with protesters, leaving 3 dead

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Page 13 Indonesian police said Tuesday they believe villagers on Bali have spotted two Japanese scuba divers alive four days after they went missing, following the astonishing rescue of five others in the same group.

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In this photo provided by NBC, Jimmy Fallon appears with Joan Rivers, right, during his “The Tonight Show” debut on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in New York. Fallon departed from the network’s “Late Night” on Feb. 7, 2014, after five years as host, and is now the host of “The Tonight Show.”

“Tonight” predecessor, Jay Leno, make an unsought exit, he added, “I’ll be your host — for now.” He expressed gratitude for his new gig, introduced his parents in the studio audience, and dispensed love in every direction — and made it sound authentic. He had a few Olympics jokes, one offering sympathy to NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, who was sidelined from several days of Olympics coverage with a blinding bout of pinkeye. “You could tell he was having trouble when he spent half-an-hour interviewing a mop he thought was Shaun White,” Fallon cracked. Back at his desk, he voiced what seemed like an aside: “To my buddy who said that I’d never be the host of ‘The Tonight Show’ — and you know who you are — you owe me a hundred bucks, buddy.”

David Crosby postpones shows after heart surgery Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Rock performer David Crosby has undergone heart surgery and is postponing his sold-out California shows. Publicist Michael Jensen tells City News Service that the 72-year-old had a cardiac catheterization last week to fix a blocked coronary artery. He’s expected to make a full recovery, but concerts planned

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for February in San Francisco and West Hollywood will be moved to April. Crosby says he’ll be ready to perform with the group Crosby, Stills and Nash on a tour that kicks off in Richmond, Virginia, on March 4. Crosby underwent a liver transplant in 1994. In a statement, the performer says he is “once again a very lucky man.”

FILE - This Oct. 29, 2009 file photo shows, David Crosby in the press room at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concert at Madison Square Garden, in New York.

Hopes rise for Japan divers missing off Bali after 5 rescued

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DENPASAR - Indonesian police said Tuesday they believe villagers on Bali have spotted two Japanese scuba divers alive four days after they went missing, following the astonishing rescue of five others in the same group. A huge search swung into action on Friday when the group of female divers disappeared after setting out on a diving expedition from Nusa Lembongan, just east of the resort island of Bali. As days passed hopes faded that

any of the women, all experienced divers, would be found alive in an area known for its stunning underwater beauty but also strong, unpredictable currents. But fishermen found five of the women clinging to a coral reef in

rough waters on Monday, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from where they set off, and rescuers plucked them to safety in a helicopter and lifeboat. On Tuesday police said that villagers had reported seeing two people on a coral reef near the same area sending distress signals by shining lights the previous night. “We believe they are the missing Japanese divers and they are alive,” local police chief Nyoman Suarsika told AFP.

He said rescuers were on the way to the area close to Manta Point, off Nusa Penida island, which lies next to Nusa Lembongan. “We have not been able to reach them yet,” he added. Rescue agency officials said earlier that a helicopter and two boats had been dispatched to the area to search for the remaining divers. The five women who have been rescued are all in hospital in Bali. They have suffered dehydration and sunburn but none are in a serious

condition, doctors said. “We caused many people so much worry over this case,” one of the divers, Saori Furukawa, wrote in a note handed to Japanese media from her hospital bed. “I would like to take a rest for a while, hoping the remaining two are alive.” Kazuo Shibata, consul general at the Japanese consulate in Bali, told Japanese media he had visited four of the divers and that they were fine. Continued on page 6


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Bali News

The House supports Suter forest transformed into nature-based tourism Bali Post

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The incence makers are busy doing their work

Local entrepreneur still unable to compete against imported incense Bali Post

TABANAN - Balinese community, especially the Hindus, needs incense every day for worshiping. Unfortunately, this opportunity is only taken advantage by a few local entrepreneurs of incense. Consequently, the incense suppliers from Java dominate the market on the island, including the imported incense. Large capital becomes an obstacle for local entrepreneurs to compete against imported incense. “The stick of my incense remains to be brought in from Malang, whereas it is easy to make it but Balinese people here is not interested,” said I Wayan Sugita, a local incense businessman from Marga, Tabanan, Saturday (Feb 15). Since he had pioneered the incense business since 2000, he could only produce local incense. The owner of CV Dupa Wangi claimed he did not dare to produce the incense of import quality, whereas the demand was so high. “The capital to produce import quality incense is very large. Aside from the expensive price of the machine, the human resources must also be proficient. So far, India and Malaysia are the countries becoming the largest supplier of the imported incense to Bali,” he affirmed. From the production of local incense, his monthly turnover reached IDR 250 million. To facilitate his incense production, he was assisted

by 15 workers in the production and 8 workers in packing division. In addition to serving the customers in Bali, the marketing of his local incense also reached Sulawesi, Lombok and Sumbawa. “For one month I can produce 15 tons of local incense. Sometimes, I get overwhelmed by many orders but they are willing to line up,” Sugita said. In addition to bringing in the incense sticks from Malang, the sticky powder was also ordered in Gresik, East Java. Meanwhile, teak wood powder was obtained in Denpasar and every day Sugita ordered as many as 25 sacks. During he ran the business, aside from tightly competing against other local incense entrepreneurs, his products were often faked by irresponsible people. As a result, many customers finally complained. Therefore, the former hotel chef assistant ultimately patented the brand of his

incense to avoid piracy. Apart from meeting the needs of community, he also served the orders of villa, especially the demand of incense and souvenirs for spa. Sugita had worked with some villas in Kuta and Ubud. According to him, the business prospect of incense was very good. In order not to lose competitiveness of the products, he attached a special feature that was hard to duplicate, especially in terms of the fragrance. “If all the raw materials of incense can be obtained at Bali, the production costs can be reduced. Now, for instance, for the order of the stick of incense or its powder, I must prepare a budget of IDR 40 million to IDR 50 million due to be paid in cash,” he said. From his business, Sugita added that he could employ local workforce. At the very least, his business could reduce the unemployment. (rah)

BANGLI - The plan of Bangli government to more encourage the Kintamani tourist attraction into a tourist destination through the development of nature-based tourism (TWA) in the forest of Sutar village, Kintamani, received support from the Deputy Chairman of Bangli House, Nyoman Basma. The people’s representative from Suter village hoped the measure to be taken by the government by engaging investor could empower the potential of nature owned by Bangli County provided that the management would not harm the society of Bangli. Basma said the discourse of local government to develop a naturebased tourism in the forest area of Kintamani actually had already surfaced in the early 2000s. However, so far it had not been materialized. “As a society, I do expect the potential of nature in Bangli County can be empowered as long as it is not harmful to the community of Bangli,” he said, Sunday (Feb 16). Nevertheless, to know clearly what compensation could be enjoyed by people directly later, he hoped the investor and local government could socialize it beforehand. So, the local community would not get harmed. “Do not let the community or the region be harmed later on,” he said. Meanwhile, according to Basma that aside from forest area, there were actually a number of potentials that had not been empowered by local government all this time. They included the existence of nature attractions such as the mountain and lake whose potential had not been managed maximally, especially regarding the sanitation and road infrastructure. Not only that, according to Basma, all this time the local government had not been optimal in working on the spiritual tourism. In truth, Kintamani geographically had the natural beauty of the mountain with the perfect blend of forests, mountain and lake. Previously, the nature-based tourism plan in the forest area of Kintamani was revealed when the Bangli Regent I Made Gianyar held an audience with Chairman of the Indonesian Association of Nature Tourism and Manager of the Sustainable Tourism PT Bukit Penelokan Hijau Teguh Hartono as the investor that would develop the nature-based tourism in the forest area of Suter village, Kintamani. On that occasion, Hartono delivered that the nature-based tourism posed a model of sustainable tourism development. In other words, the development of the area would not be destructive to nature and remained in its original condition. Moreover, in this sustainable tourism, the community living in the area of the nature-based tourism would be placed as the perpetrators not only as spectators. The nature-based tourism development would require approximately 25 hectares of land. Based on field research, the forest area of Suter village was the most appropriate location for the development of the nature-based tourism because the nature was very supportive, very strategic and close to Penelokan tourist attraction denoting the center of Kintamani tourist attraction. The nature-based tourism would develop various kinds of tourist attractions such as bird park, trekking, jungle trekking, horse riding as well as educational tours and research. In addition, it would also be equipped with a restaurant on tree top, facilities of outbound and hanging house on cliff top. In essence, the development of the nature-based tourism was to harmonize the tourism development with natural conditions. Other than the nature-based tourism, in the forest area of Suter village would also be built the Bangli Welcome Center (BWC) as a tourist information center for Bangli as a whole. Meanwhile, the Bangli Regent I Made Gianyar delivered his readiness to fully support the plan of the investor in this case PT Bukit Penelokan Hijau to develop the nature-based tourism and the BWC in Bangli County. However, it should comply with all the legal requirements for the development. (ina)

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Sofitel Nusa Dua host Jeff Bell IBP

NUSA DUA - There’s no better way of spending the evening than with a glass of good cocktail. To unwind after a long tiring day, a delicious cocktail can be a refreshing boost. This is something we understand and continually try to perfect. That is why, we are very happy to welcome the award-winning bartender and mixologist, Jeff Bell, at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. He will showcase his talent to the media, while training Sofitel’s own resident bartender, Budiman Atmaja. Jeff Bell found his passion for bartending and mixing drinks at the age of 21, when he got his first job in a bar while completing his philosophy degree at the University of Washington. Since then, he moved to New York City to work full-time at the PDT (Please Don’t Tell), a hip hot dog joint famous for its cocktail lounge. His career sky-rocketed there as he collected several awards, including the 2013 starchefs.com as the Rising Star Mixologist and 2013 USA Bartender of the Year from The United States Bartender’s Guild (USBG) and Diageo World Class. During this visit, Jeff held a cocktail training session with our resident bartender: Budiman Atmaja who also won the Diageo World Class 2014 - 2nd challenge

as Bali’s representative. Budiman who is stationed in our beautiful L’OH POOL BAR will soon represent Indonesia in the Diageo World Class Global Finals. Having the best bartender, and wide selection of delicious cocktails in Bali surely makes Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort the best place to spend your evening with friends and loved ones. At Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, the best place to experience a magical evening is at CCC (CUT CATCH CUCINA), and L’OH POOL BAR. These venues offer great food, extensive wine selections, new age cocktails and hip beverages. The stunning view of our beautiful pool and the crafty beverages from our bartender will surely make your day.

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Calendar Event for January 1 through February 26, 2014 1 Jan Buda Kliwon Matal, Kajeng Kliwon And Tilem Sasih Kenam Pura Desa Sukawati Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Gelgel Bebetin Pura Maspahit Sesetan Pura Padharman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 11 Jan Tumpek Kandang Pura Desa Gianyar Pura Luhur Dalem Sagening Kediri Tabanan Pura Sang Hyang Tegal Tegalalang 15 Jan Purnama Sasih Kapitu Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja Gianyar Pura Puseh Manakaji Peninjauan Bangli Pura Taman Limut Pengosekan Mas Ubud Pura Benua Besakih Pura Gunung Rena Sidemen Karangasem Pura Pasek Gelgel Abadi Karangasem Pura Pucak Gunung Mangun Kubu Karangasem 16 Jan Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan 17 Jan Hari Bhatara Sri 21 Jan Anggara Kasih Prangbakat Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa Klungkung Pura Tirtha Sidamala Bebalang Bangli Pura Gunung Pangsong Lombok Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar Pura Pura Hyang Haluh/Jenggala Besakih

Pura Tengkulak Tulikup Gianyar Pura Taman Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Badung

Pura Penataran Giri Purwo Tegal Delimo Banyuwangi Pura jala Sidhi amerta Juanda Surabaya

29 Jan Hari Siwaratri

19 Feb Buda Cemeng Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran ped Nusa Penida Pura Gaduhan Jagat Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Penataran Batu Lepang Kamasan Kelungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Kedonganan Kuta Pura Guwa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Pura Jati Ubud Pura Melanting Ubud Pura Dalem Peed Nusa Penida Pura Sad Kayangan Nusa Penida Pura Penataran Agung Gunung Karangasem

30 Jan Tilem Sasih Kepitu Pura Buana Kawan Besakih Pura Ulun Kulkul Besakih 31 Jan Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan 5 Feb Buda Kliwon Ugu Pura Dalem Tarukan Peninjauan Tembuku Bangli Pura Pemayun Banyuning Tengah Buleleng Pura Kayangan Tiga Seririt Buleleng Pura Agung Gunung Raung Taro Tegalalang 6 Feb Pura Dalem Puri Besakih 14 Feb Purnama Sasih Kawulu Pura Dalem Batur Bangli Pura Ida Ratu Pasek Besakih Pura Dalem Suci Sidemen Karangasem Pura Buana Kawan Besakih 15 Feb Tumpek Wayang & Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan Pura Majapahit Jembrana Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Pura Pedarman Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pura Pedarman Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarman Kaba-kaba Besakih Pura Pedarman Dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Pedarman Dinasti Dalem Besakih

21 Feb Hari Bhatara Sri 25 Feb Anggara Kasih Dukut Pura Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Undagi Krambitan Tabanan Pura Pucak Taman bedulu Gianyar Pura Puser Jagat Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Purwa Kawan Bangli Pura Desa Ketewel Gianyar 26 Feb Pura Agung Pasek gelgel Sibang Kaja Abian Semal Pura Dalem Samprangan Gianyar

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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Technology

Computer whizzes brainstorm for cash at hackathons Associated Press Writer

And Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been largely credited with helping broaden the definitions by urging his staff to “hack” by “building something quickly or testing the boundaries of what can be done.” A new Facebook option that went live Thursday allowing users more than 50 ways to identify their gender beyond male and female was conceived during a company hackathon four months ago. This month, the first global hackathon for Black Male Achievement was held in Oakland, California. Music Hack Day is coming in Tokyo and Hackomotive competitors will develop apps in Santa Monica, California., that make it easier to buy and sell cars. During these sorts of tech-heavy, weekend competitions, teams of computer programmers, software engineers and developers huddle over monitors for hours, working up new apps for smartphones or other devices. A panel of judges selects winners, and prizes are usually awarded.

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Government must focus on developing cultural tourism Bali Post

SAN JOSE, California — It used to be that “hacking” was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing — and perfectly legal — mainstay of the tech sector. Computer programming competitions known as “hackathons” have spread like viruses in recent years as ways for geeks, nerds and designers to get together to eat pizza, lose sleep and create something new. The formal, marathon group brainstorming sessions are focused on everything from developing lucrative apps to using computer code to solve the world’s problems. This year a record 1,500 hackathons are planned around the globe, up from just a handful in 2010. “A hackathon is the fastest way to actually do something about an idea,” said Nima Adelkhani, organizer of the weekend-long Hack for Peace in the Middle East competition in San Francisco this month. Law enforcement hasn’t abandoned the term. Dozens of federally convicted “hackers” are serving prison sentences for computer fraud and other cybercrimes. And the Justice Department’s cybercrime budget this year is $9 million to target offenses that include “hacking.” But the new uses have popped up with increasing frequency since a pair of tech events in 1999 where developers worked together to write programs. Yahoo gets recognition for the first official hackathon in 2005.

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DENPASAR - Tourist arrival to Bali is never quiet each year and tends to increase. It happens because the Island of the Gods has a strong tradition and culture and cannot be found in other places. On that account, the government is expected to focus on developing cultural tourism, not exploit nature. “Actually, a lot of tourism potentials have not been worked on due to lack of government attention. The existing ancient temples should be made into cultural tourism assets so the supporting devotees of the temple and the community can enjoy the results,” said the community leader from Abiansemal, Ketut Adnyana. The custom denoting a local genius inherited through generations, added Adnyana should also be preserved. It included the Hindu sanctums having become the cultural heritage that should receive the contribution. The government might not only sell its

beauty without giving benefits to local community. “In Bali, the officials seem to lose their awareness because they only take care of the property and the throne. At the moment, the results of tourism are only enjoyed by the entrepreneurs from outside Bali. Meanwhile, the Balinese people are just like monkey mask because the results are taken by the outsiders,” he said. He added if the government was wise there should be a percentage of budget allocated to preserve Balinese customs and culture. Moreover, it should be set forth in local regula-

tions so it would be clear and accountable. He hoped the tourism facilities in each region should be prepared and not be focused on Badung and Denpasar only, and the priority should also be given to northern and eastern Bali. According to him, the southern Badung was exploited excessively. Even, the government was alleged to give the opportunity whereas if the cliff and hills were dredged and the sea was backfilled it would potentially become the source of disaster for Bali. “For example, if a tsunami hits from the southern sea, the water

will hit the land of Denpasar and Badung if it is not hampered by the cliff. Not to mention, it will result in a social impact because the increasing population will kindle the bitter competition to struggle for food and ends in social unrest and other crimes,” said Adnyana. Similar opinion was also revealed by the academician AA Gede Putra Arjawa. “The benefits will go to the investors and authorities. Bali has much contributed, why does it obtain a little portion? This condition causes the result of tourism cannot be evenly enjoyed by the people of Bali,” he said. According to him, it was useless to get great nickname like Bali known as tourist destination of the world while the community was still poor. Properly, said Arjawa, aside from developing cultural tourism evenly in the region of Bali, the government

was also expected to prepare human resources. Local government and the House as well as Balinese people in the central government had also to fight in order to get bigger budget. “Do not let the money yielded in Bali be sucked by central authority. Clatter of the dollars should also be enjoyed equally by the people of Bali. Have a look at, most of the local workforce only fill in the position as cleaning service, waiter, waitress or a gardener at hotel. This occurs because the human resources have not been prepared by the government,” said the academician from Gianyar. He urged the government to promote the cultural tourism to the regions by involving local communities, such as the cultural tourism at Penglipuran village. “Do not focus on one region only. Many tourist attractions in Bali remain to need government attention,” he said. (rah)

characteristic of Balinese custom and cultural diversity in terms of Tanjung Benoa reclamation plan,” he noted. Hayono said the planned reclamation of 838 hectares to convert 75 percent of water area at Tanjung Benoa into land has parked controversy among the local

people and environmentalists. He added that the protesters blamed Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika for issuing a permit on December 26, 2012 for Artha Graha Network management to reclaim the bay of Tanjung Benoa for the development of a new tourist resort.

Tanjung Benoa reclamation should consider Balinese culture Antara

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In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 photo, web developer Jose Pimienta is shown in Miami. Pimienta will participate in the first “Hackathon for Cuba,” hosted by Roots of Hope, in Miami, bringing together web developers, programmers and others to brainstorm ways to help improve connectivity on the island.

What Facebook knows about love, in numbers Associated Press Writer

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FILE - In this Sunday, May 13, 2012, file photo, flowers are added to a Facebook sign in front of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, Facebook celebrates 10 years since its inception.

NEW YORK — With 1.23 billion users in all the flavors and up-and-down stages of romantic relationships, Facebook knows a thing or two about love. For example, two people who are about to enter a relationship interact more and more on Facebook in the weeks leading up to making their coupled status official — up until 12 days before the start of the relationship, when they share an average of 1.67 posts per day. Then, their Facebook interactions start to decline — presumably because they are spending more time together offline. But while they interact less, couples are more likely to express positive emotions toward their each other once they are in a relationship, researchers on Facebook’s data science team found. Touching on everything from religion to age differences, Facebook has been disclosing such light-hearted findings in a series of blog posts this week, with one coming up later Friday and another, on breakups, Saturday. Friday, of course, is

Valentine’s Day. Facebook data scientist Mike Develin, whose background is in mathematics, notes that the relationship stuff is sort a side project for his team, the findings geared more toward academic papers than Facebook’s day-to-day business. His “day job” is Facebook’s search function — how people use it, what they are searching for that isn’t available and how to make it more useful. But the patterns Facebook’s researchers can detect help illustrate just how useful the site’s vast trove of data can be in mapping human interactions and proving or disproving assumptions about relationships. Can horoscopes predict lasting love? Forget about it. “We have such a wide-ranging set of data, including on places there may not be data on otherwise,” Develin said, adding that because Facebook knows a lot about people’s authentic identity, there are “almost no boundaries” to the kinds of questions the researchers can explore — about the structure of society, culture and how people interact.

DENPASAR - The planned reclamation of Tanjung Benoa in the island resort of Bali should take the local culture into account, according to a member of Democratic Party Advisory Board, Hayono Isman. “Bali government should not be in a hurry to start the Tanjung Benoa reclamation process before

seriously taking the local culture into account,” Hayono said here on Tuesday. He pointed out that the Balinese indigenous people have their own uniqueness to resolve any problems through the prevailing local tradition and culture. The Democratic Party presidential candidate convention noted that the people of Bali have

very good diversity of cultures and customs that they apply from generation to generation. Local residents strongly opposed the planned reclamation and development of Tanjung Benoa as an exclusive tourist resort, entertainment and business center. “In such a situation, the local government should understand the

Hundreds of Police secure Democrat Party’s Convention Antara

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The planned reclamation of Tanjung Benoa in the island resort of Bali should take the local culture into account, according to a member of Democratic Party Advisory Board, Hayono Isman.

DENPASAR - Hundreds of police have been deployed to secure Democrat Party’s convention held here on Tuesday, spokesman to Bali province’s police office Adjunct Commissioner Ida Bagus Made Sarjana stated. “We have deployed traffic police and undercover police personnel to secure the convention today. Some metal detectors have also been placed at the convention’s venue Aston Hotel,” Ida pointed out. The Democrat convention in Bali is being held to determine the presidential candidate who the party will support in the presidential election on July 9. There are ten candidates who will participate in the Bali convention namely Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Dahlan Iskan, former Army Chief General (ret) Pramono Edhie Wibowo, Chairman of Regional Representative Council (DPD) Irman Gusman, Paramadina University’s Rector Anis Baswedan, former Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan, member of Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) Ali Masykur Musa and Democrat party’s lawmaker Hayono Isman. Other candidates are former Indonesian Military Commander Endriartono Sutarto, former Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Dino Patti Djalal and North Sulawesi province’s Governor Sinyo Haris Sarundajang. Meanwhile, yet another candidate, the current Chairman of the House of Representatives Marzuki Alie has not been able participate in the Bali convention, due to official duty.


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Fishermen farm crabs as sideline Bali Post

BADUNG - The current season makes the Wanasari Fishermen Group, Tuban, Kuta, unable to go to sea. Nevertheless, they do not give up and can still support their family from crab farming as their sideline all this time. “Rather than being unemployed, since 2013 we have agreed to rebuild the Kampoeng Kepiting ecotourism. As long as we cannot go to sea, our members are farming crabs,” said the Wanasari Fishermen Group Head, I Made Sumasa, Monday (Feb 17). Sumasa added that the concept of ecotourism was made in 2009, but it could just revive on September 30, 2013. “In 2010 and 2011, the results of crab farming have been exported to several countries. Unfortunately, we were cheated in 2012, so the activity finally got stagnant,” he said. The spirit of this fisherman group revived and started again. In addition to crab farming, his party also developed the ecotourism spot and it could survive up to now. “The Kampoeng Kepiting can survive as today because of the hard work undertaken by the Wanasari Fishermen Group. Despite facing many obstacles, we continue to struggle in order to realize this ecotourism,” said Sumasa. From the results of the crab farming, said Sumasa, the fishermen could meet their daily living expenses. Each day the results of crab farming were processed and sold through a culinary tourism. On average, the Kampoeng Kepiting spent 50 to 150 kilogram of crab. “Moreover, in the season like this, we cannot go to sea. Thanks to the support and encouragement of the Wanasari Fishermen Group members, we can have an ecotourism as it is today,” he said. (rah)

A French resident slips to death Bali Post

MANGUPURA - As making a slip from the second floor on Thursday (Feb 13), a foreign national named Meyer Henos Andile Francine Gabrille, 82, died at the villa where she was staying on Jalan Bisma Gang Pura Agung No. 6 Legian, Kuta. This French tourist was declared dead after undergoing medical treatment at the BMC Hospital on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai Kuta. Chief of Kuta Police, I Nyoman Resa, explained on Sunday (Feb 16) that the incident of her falling began when she stayed with her two children at the villa. “Meyer was alone on the second floor, while her children are on the first floor,” he said. However, around 3:30 a.m. Mayer was about to go down from the second floor and suddenly slipped and fell down to the floor. “Her children just knew when the victim’s body has been lying on the floor,” he said. Meyer slipped because her eyesight was unclear and room atmosphere was dark. Besides, the staircase she stepped on was also slippery. “Maybe the victim wanted to go down to the first floor. However, she fell down and was unconscious due to collision in the head,” he said while adding that her death was alleged to have been caused by internal injuries. When rushed to hospital, Meyer did not experience severe wounds but only bruises in some parts of her body. Furthermore, said Resa, the incident was reported to Kuta Police by one of the victim’s children named Meyer Henos Fabrince Lousi who said that her mother fell down from the second floor of the villa where she stayed until her death. “The victim’s family refused the autopsy request for her mother’s body. It was a pure case of accident, not a criminal case,” he said. (nik)

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Iran’s leader doubts nuclear talks will succeed

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The body of Raul Robb Latourell waas carried to teh hopital by the police

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An American killed in his room

Corpse perishes, found dozens of stabbing wounds Bali Post

DENPASAR - The residents around Jalan Banteng 2E Denpasar were shocked by the finding of body of a foreign citizen, named Raul Robb Latourell, 54, Monday (Feb 17). The victim from California, the United States, was alleged to die as being assassinated in his room. Even, the body has exuded a slightly rotten smell and dozens of stabbing injuries were found on the victim’s body. It was not known for sure why the victim was assassinated. The investigator from the East Denpasar Police, identification officer of Denpasar Police as well as the Indonesian Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (Inafis) came down to location to conduct crime scene investigation. A number of evidences such as bed linen, blankets and pillows with blood spots as well as glasses and others were seized by police for further examination. Information at the scene told if the witness first found the victim’s body was I Wayan Suwanta, 27. The witness who lived on Jalan Tukad Yeh Aya Gang IX/28, South Denpasar, intended to come into the victim’s home to do cleanup at 12:00 a.m. Once arrived at the entrance gates, he was suspicious because the gate was open, while it was usually locked. Nevertheless, the witness who worked as a room attendant in the

victim’s house directly came into the house. His suspicion grew stronger when he encountered the main door was not locked. Moreover, when he stepped into the living room and found blood spots. “When coming into his room, the victim was seen covered in blood,” said Suwanta when met at the scene on Monday. When knowing this, the witness immediately shouted for help. Furthermore, the discovery case of the body of the victim pioneering the spa business was reported to East Denpasar Police. A number of officers (from East Denpasar Police, Denpasar Police and Bali Police) came down to the scene to check. Even, Deputy Director of Criminal Detective of Bali Police, Bonar Sitinjak was also visible at the scene. To secure the crime scene, the officer put up police line at the gate of the victim’s home. The Identification Team of Denpasar Police and Inafis of Bali Police immediately conducted

the crime scene investigation. The victim was found in naked condition and only put on singlet. “The most severe injuries are found on the neck,” said one of the police officer at the scene. At further investigation, it was found dozens of stabbing wounds on the victim’s body. The injuries suffered by the victim caused him dead and many blood spots were also found. “The culprit is very sadistic. Many stabbing wounds were found on the victim’s body. Probably, the victim had to fight,” he explained while requesting to be unnamed in the paper. Having investigated the crime scene for three hours, the officers transported the victim’s body to Sanglah Hospital. Later, it was known that a number of victim’s valuables were also missing from the scene. One of them was the Kijang Innova vehicle with license plate DK 1060 QS. Chief of East Denpasar Police, M. Ikhwan Lazuardi, when asked for his confirmation said that he could not comment much because his party was still doing further investigation. Similarly, the motif of the assassination was still elaborated and developed. “We have not known the culprit yet as it is still under investigation,” he said. (kmb21)

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An injured Thai police officer, center bottom, is helped by colleagues after a bomb blast near them during a clash with anti-government protesters Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thai police clash with protesters, leaving 3 dead Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK — Hundreds of riot police attempted to clear out anti-government protest sites around Thailand’s capital on Tuesday, triggering clashes that left three people dead and 57 others injured. Multiple gunshots were heard near the prime minister’s offices, where riot police had started to remove protesters and dismantle a makeshift stage, but it wasn’t clear who was firing. Erawan emergency medical services said a male civilian died from a head wound and a police officer received a fatal chest wound. It also said another man died, but didn’t have further details. It said 57 others were injured in the clashes. Department of Special Investigation chief Tharit Pengdit told a news conference that the protesters had launched grenades at the police. Police later withdrew. In another blow to the government, the state anti-corruption agency charged Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday with improperly handling an expensive rice subsidy scheme, putting her in jeopardy of being impeached. The National Anti-Corruption Commission said Yingluck’s government proceeded with the scheme despite advice from experts that it

was potentially wasteful and prone to corruption. The government has been months late in making payments to farmers for the rice they pledged to sell at above-market prices. The commission said Yingluck has been called to formerly hear the charges on Feb. 27. If it decides to submit the case to the Senate for possible impeachment, Yingluck will immediately be suspended from performing her official duties pending a Senate trial. Yingluck’s elected government has been attempting to avoid violence to keep the military from stepping in. Thailand has been wracked by political unrest since 2006, when Yingluck’s brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, was ousted by a military coup after being accused of corruption and abuse of power. Since then, his supporters

and opponents have vied for power, sometimes violently. Tuesday’s violence erupted after police moved into several locations around the city to detain and remove protesters who have been camped out for weeks to press for Yingluck’s resignation. The protesters want the formation of an unelected people’s council to implement reforms to end corruption and keep the Shinawatra family permanently out of politics. They have blocked access to government offices since late last year and occupied key intersections around Bangkok for about a month. Until now, the police had refrained from dispersing them for fear of unleashing violence. But on Monday, the government’s special security command center announced it would reclaim five protest sites around the city for public use, a move made possible under a state of emergency declared in January. Thousands of police officers, including armed anti-riot squads, were deployed across the city Tuesday in an operation the government called “Peace for Bangkok.”

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s top leader said Monday that he doubts talks aimed at sealing a final deal between Tehran and Western powers over the Islamic Republic’s disputed nuclear program will succeed, a day before the negotiations begin. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he had accepted the talks at the behest of some Iranian leaders, but blamed what he saw as their likely failure on the United States, saying Washington is using the issue as an excuse to pressure the country. “The nuclear issue is an excuse,” Khamenei said in a speech broadcast on state TV. “ Even if one day, against all the odds it is solved based on the Americans’ expectations, then Americans will seek another issue to follow it. Just pay attention to the spokespersons of the U.S. government, who have also raised the issue of human rights, missiles and arms.” said Khamenei. “The job that foreign ministry has started will be continued,” he said however. “Iran will not violate what it has promised but Americans are hostile toward the Islamic revolution and the Islamic Republic.” In other comments posted on his website, Khamenei, who has final say on the country’s nuclear program and all state matters, repeated his pessimism about the talks that begin Tuesday in Vienna. “Right now I say they will have no benefit and will lead nowhere. But of course officials should apply their efforts,” he said in the comments. The talks will bring together the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany and aim at finalizing a historical initial deal reached in November in Geneva.

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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.


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EU, US reps meet ahead of free-trade talks Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON - US Trade Ambassador Michael Froman received his European counterpart Karel De Gucht in Washington Monday, preparing for next month’s fourth round of talks on creating the world’s largest free-trade area. The two sides have been in discussion since last year over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which aims to expand trade, investment and regulatory cooperation between the two huge economies. Froman and De Gucht spoke briefly to reporters in Washington before two days of closed-door meetings with the EU trade commissioner, meant to take stock of progress made during three past rounds of negotiations, which wrapped up in December.

A fourth round is slated for the week of March 10 in Brussels. “When we launched these negotiations we knew they would present great opportunities and also a few challenges,” said Froman. “It’s fair to say after three rounds, we see both. “We’ll be discussing ways to make sure that our manufacturers and our farmers and ranchers and service providers have opportunities to get expanded access to each other’s markets.”

He also emphasized the need to maintain “the level of health, safety, and environmental protection that our regulators deem appropriate.” De Gucht said that the two sides have made progress. “Negotiating among friends is not always easy so we are yes, starting to realize that we are facing a number of challenges; that we have to overcome them together,” he said. Under the free-trade agreement the European Union hopes its exports would jump 28 percent. Concerns, however, have arisen in various areas, particularly on agriculture issues such as genetically modified organisms, which are strictly regulated in Europe.

A man talks on the mobile phone in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Japan led Asian stock markets higher Tuesday after the country’s central bank announced new measures to support growth.

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Protest-hit Thai economy slows in fourth quarter

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In line with the advancement of technology, the circulation of fake banknotes in the community is very difficult to be avoided and eliminated. Data of Bank Indonesia during the year 2013 indicated the amount of counterfeit banknotes reported to Bank Indonesia Representative Office for Region III reached 3,937 sheets.

Three marine accidents on Nusa Lembongan

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BANGKOK - Thailand’s economy grew 0.6 percent in the final three months of 2013 compared with the same quarter a year earlier, data showed Monday, as political turmoil hit consumer confidence and tourism. With no end in sight to more than three months of anti-government protests, the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) also trimmed its growth outlook for 2014. The fourth-quarter gross domestic product growth figure represents a sharp slowdown from the 2.7 percent year-onyear expansion in the previous quarter. It was the fourth straight quarter of slowing growth in the kingdom and meant that overall the Thai economy expanded at a weaker-than-expected 2.9 percent across 2013, the board said. “The Thai economy in 2014 will grow in the range of 3.0-4.0 percent,” NESDB said, lowering its forecast range by one percentage point. Daily political protests have continued despite a general election on February 2. Eleven people have died and hundreds of others have been injured in political violence linked to rallies in Bangkok, while a self-styled “shutdown” of key junctions across the city by anti-government demonstrators continues. The polls were widely disrupted by protests and there have been no conclusive results, leaving a caretaker government with limited powers in office. The NESDB said tourism was hit by travel warnings from several foreign governments in the second half of 2013 -- although visitor numbers were still higher than the previous year. “The number of foreign tourists in 2014 is expected to reach 27.5 million, an increase of 3.0 percent from 2013,” the statement said, adding that the number was half a million fewer than previous forecasts. Analysts warned of more trouble for the economy ahead without a resolution of the festering crisis. Spending restrictions on the caretaker government “leave it with limited ammunition to boost the economy”, Capital Economics said in a briefing note. It said consumer and business confidence were likely to wane further, while major government spending plans have been put on hold. “We doubt full-year growth can exceed three percent and downside risks are rising fast,” it added.

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BI secures 3,937 sheets of fake banknote Bali Post

DENPASAR - In line with the advancement of technology, the circulation of fake banknotes in the community is very difficult to be avoided and eliminated. Data of Bank Indonesia during the year 2013 indicated the amount of counterfeit banknotes reported to Bank Indonesia Representative Office for Region III reached 3,937 sheets. This figure increased by 30 percent when compared to the case in 2012 amounting to 3,032 sheets. This indicates the level of public awareness is getting better at reporting the discovery of fake banknotes circulating in Bali. The Head of Payment System Team of Bank Indonesia Representative Office for Region III, Utang Surpriatna, explained that according to the Law No.23/1999 on Bank Indonesia amended by Law No. 6/2009 and Law No.7/2011 on Currency that Bank Indonesia was the sole agency authorized to issue and circulate rupiah as legal medium of exchange throughout Indonesia. In line with the authority and responsibility of Bank Indonesia to issue and circulate rupiah, then it was required an effort to anticipate the crime of rupiah counterfeiting. “Bank Indonesia will always strive to issue rupiah whose authenticity characteristic is easily recognizable and enhance the safety signs on the new rupiah banknotes so that people feel safe to hold and use the money in performing economic transaction activity,” said Surpriatna. He said the utilization of technological advances and increasingly sophisticated printing innovations was done by a syndicate

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of fake banknote crimes so it yielded the quality of fake banknote that was almost perfect to resemble the original. On that account, Bank Indonesia and the banking institution in Bali kept on equipping themselves with reliable capabilities to detect the fake banknotes either through simple method by vision, touching and using back light as well as the more modern method by using a sorting machine. It was intended to prevent the fake money coming into the banking system. Besides, the process of educating the public was also a priority in controlling the circulation of fake banknotes, namely by providing an understanding on the characteristics of rupiah authenticity in the form of education and socialization to the community, especially those in the public economic space like traditional market, fish auction, shopping centers or simple kiosks owned by the community as well as petrol stations. “We expect that with this model the fake

money detection capability level among the general public will be better and ultimately restricts and compounds the movement of fake banknote traffickers, so it suppresses the fortune of crimes related to the fake banknote dealers,” he said. Meanwhile, the Bali Police represented by Nandang Irwanto, Chief of Unit III Sub-Directorate III of Special Detective Criminal in his presentation explained that fake banknote crimes was classified into the crimes having broad impacts and could destabilize the national stability chiefly in the economic field. Fake banknote crime was also a complex crime because it happened among the places and over the time, having high mobility and supported by quite advanced tools and technologies. Additionally, the fake banknote crimes were usually committed by a syndicate adopting a disconnected cell. Nevertheless, police were always trying to follow up the reports on the fake banknotes from Bank of Indonesia, banking institution and community. Police authority always made coordination with other regions because fake banknote crimes usually had a relationship to other regions or territories. For instance, it often happened that a fake banknote case in Denpasar usually had a syndicate of circulation with the fake banknote from other region. (kmb27)

Marine accidents in the waters of Bali are common to happen. Aside from the broken vessels due to hit by waves, they also occur when carrying out diving activities. Specifically in the waters of Nusa Lembongan, three marine accidents have occurred over a period of three years. One of them is the sinking of Sri Murah Rejeki vessel in the waters of Jungutbatu, Nusa Lembongan, in September 2011. Then, a total of 12 foreign citizens from France, Germany, Britain, Italy and Brazil have been reportedly got an accident at sea of Nusa Lembongan, Klungkung, in July 2012. Finally, the seven Japanese tourists disappeared while diving in the waters of Mangrove, Jungutbatu village, Nusa Lembongan, Klungkung. Related to the sinking of the Sri Murah Rejeki vessel, at least 13 people drowned and their body was not found. At that time, the search and rescue team had been searching for six days, but they failed. The search was then discontinued. Termination of the victim search was based on search rules. In July 2012, another marine accident occurred again. A total of 12 foreign citizens from France, Germany, Britain, Italy and Brazil disappeared while diving in the waters of Lembongan. At that time, four of them could be saved. Meanwhile, the other eight people could be rescued several hours later. Before the incident, dozens of foreigners departed from Sumawang to Nusa Lembongan at 08:30 a.m. They intended to conduct diving activities there. They dived for three times. During the twohour dive in the sea, only four people showed up. Meanwhile, eight people lost somewhere. After the searching, a few hours later the foreigners who had gone missing while diving in the waters of Nusa Lembongan, Klungkung, could finally be found. They found unharmed and floating in the waters of Nusa Penida, exactly at the position of 52.00 South Altitude and 115.22.00 East Longitude. They were rescued by the vessel crews of the Sumber Laut with the skipper Sismono, 50. Meanwhile, the last occurrence befell the seven Japanese nationals, Friday (Feb 14). They were reported to vanish while diving in the waters of Mangrove, Jungutbatu village, Nusa Lembongan. So far, the victims had not been found and the joint team of the Directorate of Marine Police of Bali Police and National SAR Agency still continued to search. The Head of Denpasar SAR Agency, Didi Hamzar Hari, said that after the incident the search was made by exploring an area of nearly 200 kilometers. The search was done eastward or Lombok as far as 17 nautical miles or 34 kilometers. During the search process, the joint team mobilized vessels. Other than vessels, the search also involved a helicopter. (jay)


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Sikhs burn tires during a protest against Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his remark on the country’s 1984 anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

Death commuted to life for 3 in Gandhi killing Associated Press Writer

NEW DELHI — India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentences to life in prison for three men convicted of playing minor roles in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The three have served more than 20 years on death row in Vellore Prison, in southern Tamil Nadu state. They denied knowing anything about the plot to kill Gandhi as he was campaigning in May 1991 for a return to the prime ministerial office. He was killed along with 17 others, including the female suicide assassin, as she greeted him with a garland of sandalwood beads and a bomb strapped to her chest during a rally in India’s Tamil Nadu state. The attack — orchestrated by Tamil Tiger rebels in neighboring Sri Lanka — horrified the nation and virtually ended Indian support for the rebels’ in their decades-long fight for an ethnic Tamil homeland. All of the assassination’s masterminds, who targeted Gandhi for sending Indian troops to Sri Lanka in 1987, were killed during or after the 1991 attack. Although the troops were sent to oversee a peace accord between the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government,

they got embroiled in the war and fought the rebels for months. The three men on death row were among 26 convicted of playing minor roles in the plot. While they have been reviled across much of India, many ethnic Tamils in the south believe they were duped into taking part in a plot they knew little about. Indian national Arivu Perarivalan was found guilty of buying a 9-volt battery used in the bomb, while Sri Lankans Murugan and Santhan — who use only one name — acknowledged they were Tamil Tigers rebels but only pawns in a larger game they barely understood. Their lawyers argued that executing the three now, after they had already served long prison terms, would amount to an unconstitutional double punishment. “This is a landmark judgment,” said

the men’s lawyer, Yug Chaudhry, applauding the court for rejecting the idea that the prisoners should show proof of “the scars of mental suffering” in awaiting their executions for decades. Human rights activists and lawyers also cheered the court’s decision. A “delay in disposing of mercy petitions of death row convicts amounts to degrading, inhumane treatment. It amounts to torture,” rights lawyer Vrinda Grover said. “In this case also there has been substantial delay.” The Supreme Court last month had agreed that “unexplained delay is grounds for commuting death penalty to life sentence” as it commuted 15 other death sentences. Amnesty International said Tuesday’s decision “shows the judiciary’s willingness to uphold standards it set down for the treatment of prisoners on death row.”

Indonesia recovers part of assets of scandal hit Bank Century

GYEONGJU, South Korea — Emergency staff worked through the night in snow and sleet to pull survivors from the debris of an auditorium whose roof collapsed under the weight of snow, killing 10 people and injuring 100, most of them recently enrolled freshmen of a South Korean university, officials said Tuesday. The students had gathered at the auditorium of a holiday resort for a welcoming ceremony Monday night when the roof came crashing down, leaving twisted metal and debris of concrete and wood. Weather officials say the southeastern region saw the heaviest snowfall this month since measurements began three years ago. Bad weather hampered rescuers who had to reach the site outside the historic tourist city of Gyeongju on icy roads. Working all night, they extricated survivors, many of them injured, and rushed them on stretchers to waiting ambulances. Family members and friends of the dead gathered in a hospital morgue in the nearby city of Ulsan. Kim Pan-su fought back tears as he talked about his daughter, Kim Jin-sol, who was one of the dead. He said he had called his daughter’s friends when he couldn’t reach her. “Her friends said that she ... was safe but that she couldn’t escape. This is the only thing I was repeatedly told,” Kim said. “I felt that something was weird, so I went to the university ... I had just parked my car in the parking lot when they called the names of people that died, including my daughter’s.” President Park Geun-hye ordered an investigation as well as safety checks of buildings near the country’s east coast, which has seen heavy snow this winter. The resort’s owner, Kolon Group, believes that snow likely caused the collapse but is examining more specific causes.

Child porn operation raided in Philippine school

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MANILA, Philippines — Government agents raided an Internet child porn operation based in a Philippine school and arrested its president and eight other people, investigators said Tuesday. The suspects used a room at the Mountaintop Christian Academy to post online images and video of children and adults for foreign consumption, said Ronald Aguto, cybercrime investigation head in the National Bureau of Investigation. Authorities were still investigating, but Aguto said it didn’t appear that children at the school were being abused and that the operators were uploading pre-recorded images and video stored. The school had 2,000 elementary and high school students, Aguto added. Its license was revoked in 2006 for unknown reasons but it had remained open. Puring Martinez, the arrested president and owner of the private school, told GMA television network she rented out the room to the Internet site operators to augment the income of the school because fees paid by students were not enough to cover costs. She said she was aware that the Internet links sold can only be opened by a foreigner who will use his card and that the links lead to “naughty” materials.

Hopes... From page 1 “They were moved to tears when I told them, ‘It’s so good you were rescued’,” he said. The news was splashed across the front page of major newspapers in Japan, many carrying images of one rescued woman lying on a stretcher, while TV news also supplied regular coverage of the dramatic scene. Friends and colleagues of the two still missing said they were clinging to the belief they were alive. “I believe the two still missing are floating somewhere near the spot where the five were discovered,” said diving instructor Toru Furuyama, 40, who knows one of the pair. Another friend Hideki Terayama, an underwater photographer who helped with an effort to raise funds to search for the divers, wrote on his Facebook page: “Let’s pray that the other two will be found.” Furuyama said it was likely the rescued divers had managed to survive by floating in a group. “That means they can cheer each other up and support each other, mentally and physically,” he said. He also said they may have benefited from the weather: “It’s their rainy season there, so it’s relatively easy to harvest rainwater while floating on the sea.”

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Students clean the school yard which was covered with volcanic ash following an eruption of Mount Kelud in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has instructed that the Mount Kelud emergency response team should keep the safety of the people living around the erupting volcano as priority.

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People’s safety should be prioritized Antara

MALANG - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has instructed that the Mount Kelud emergency response team should keep the safety of the people living around the erupting volcano as priority. “Please be patient, we should prioritize safety; damaged houses could be repaired, and damaged farms could be replaced later,” President Yudhoyono stated, here on Tuesday, when visiting a refugees’ service post in Pujon, Malang district, East Java. The head of state told hundreds of refugees to stay in refugee camps until the condition is safe. “Our target is to save lives, so I call for your cooperation. Please listen to the guidance given by the government officers, both from the regional and central levels. It’s for your own good,” he emphasized. He added that the government will help repair damaged infrastructure immediately. “The repairs include that of damaged houses, medical facili-

ties, schools, and farming areas,” he explained. The president also expressed his gratitude to the volunteers who helped the refugees of Mount Kelud eruption. During the visit to the refugee camps, Yudhoyono was accompanied by First Lady Ani Yudhoyono, East Java Governor Soekarwo and several ministers. The Pujon refugee camps accommodate 600 to 700 people and provide food and medical services to about 7 thousand other displaced people who are staying in other areas. Mount Kelud, located at the border of Blitar and Kediri districts, East Java Province, erupted on Thursday (Feb. 13), at 10.50 p.m. local time. It spewed gravel and ash that reached

up to West Nusa Tenggara and West Java provinces, which are hundreds of kilometers away. The major explosive eruption of the 1,731-meter volcano could be heard in Solo (Central Java) and Yogyakarta, which lie around 200 km away. The eruption of Mt Kelud on Thursday (Feb. 13), forced around 200 thousand people to flee, forcing closures of airports and schools in several cities in Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java. Mount Kelud’s last major eruption was in 1990, when it spewed ash and lava that killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds. In 1919, the volcano’s powerful explosion reportedly could be heard hundreds of kilometers away and claimed at least 5,160 lives.

JAKARTA - Law and Human Right Minister Amir Syamsuddin said the government has recovered part of assets of scandal hit Bank Century worth Rp48 billion in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong High Court has decided in favor of the Indonesian government that requested the confiscation of the assets related to the Bank Century case found in the Hong Kong jurisdiction, Amir said in a statement on Tuesday. The law and human rights minister earlier submitted a request to the his Hong Kong counterpart for mutual legal assistance related to Bank Century criminal case. The Hong Kong high court decided the return to Indonesian of only US$4.076 million (Rp48 billion) worth of assets, mostly in shares confiscated from Rafat Ali Rizvi and Hesham Al-Warraq both former owners of Bank Century, convicted in Indonesia. “The Hong Kong high court did not fully accepted the Indonesian request . We believe, however, that assets could be confiscated not only those directly related to the convicts but also those under control of the convicts through various corporate bodies,” Amir said. The move constitutes an early step toward recovery of the assets related to Bank Century case abroad, he said. Currently the government has succeeded in freezing Bank Century assets abroad such as in Jersey worth around US$16.5 million dollar, he added. The asset recovery from Hong Kong should serve as an example by other countries in returning such assets, he said. He said the law and human rights ministry would continue the hunt for more assets of Bank Century abroad including through appeal to higher courts. The lawyers of the two convicts, Rafat Ali Rizvi and Hesham Al-Warraq, also appealed the verdict, but based on observation, the governments of Indonesian and Hong Kong are optimistic the appeal court would favor the decision of the Hong Kong High Court. The MLA request of Indonesia was processed based on a decision of a Jakarta district court in 2010 authorizing the Indonesian government to confiscate the assets owned or controlled by Rafat Ali Rizvi, Hesham Al-Warraq, Robert Tantular and other convicts in Hong Kong. The decision of the Indonesian court could not be executed directly, Amir said, adding, the only way is through MLA agreement with other countries concerned. Rafat Ali Rizvi and Hesham Al-Warraq were punished by the Indonesian court in abstention in 2010. The main arguments presented by the lawyers of the two convicts were that legal process in Indonesia violated the rights of the convicts saying the two committed no crime but their case were only management failure. They said the decisions against Rafat Ali Rizvi and Hesham Al-Warraqy were politically motivated. The Indonesian government, however, had succeeded in convincing the Hong Kong court that the decision of the Indonesian court had strong legal basis in line with international law as well as Hong Kong law. The assets of Bank Century have been known to be kept in 14 countries. Until now the Indonesian police have succeeded in recovering only Rp295 billion mostly assets saved from PT Antaboga of the total assets of Rp11 trillion. In 2010, the Indonesian Supreme Court sentenced Robert Tantular to nine years imprisonment with a fine of Rp100 billion or an additional jail term of 8 months. The government is seeking extradition of both Hesham Al Waraq and Rafat Ali Rizvi and recovery of assets worth US$156 million in Swiss Dresdner Bank and Rp1.1 trillion in Hong Kong.


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Gili Biaha IBP

AMLAPURA - Just a few kilometers from Padang Bay is very smaal reef island: Gili Biaha. Gili is mean small island. Gili Biaha also has know as a cave sharks. This is home for many white tip sharks, hiding on the cave. This small shark, grown up to 1,7 meters and is a thin, gray fish with white tips to dorsal and tail fins. Although this animal known to

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be aggressive in some areas, it is no considered dangerous in Gili Biaha. The current is quite wild here, sometimes it can form a whirlpool. Some walls and some slopes with a very healthy reef surround the entire island. The wall is black with abundant soft coral in some area. There is lots of small marine life, lobsters, and Mola-mola, the oceanic fish, seasonal appear in this site, specially July – October.

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MIAMI — LeBron James cannot currently envision a scenario where he leaves the Miami Heat this summer, though he still plans to assess his needs and his future at the end of the season. James made the comments in a wide-ranging interview with NBA TV. The Heat star can choose to become a free agent after this season by exercising an option in the contract he signed when he arrived in Miami during the summer of 2010.

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Asked if he can picture himself being anywhere else, James did not seem to hesitate before answering. “At this point, I can’t,” James said. “We don’t know what can happen from now to July, so what I’ve been able to do this whole season to this point is just worry about what’s at hand and that’s winning another championship. And hopefully at the end of this year I can put myself in a position where I can hold that Larry O’Brien Trophy up once again and then I will assess what I have to do with my future after that.” James also discussed his sources of motivation, ways he thinks his game can still improve, how he handles expectations, the struggles of his first season in Miami, and his background growing up in Akron, Ohio. Some of his most telling comments revolved around the fallout that came after the Heat lost to Dallas in the 2011 NBA Finals. James has often told the story about how

he spent the next two weeks in near isolation, completely overcome by the disappointment of losing the title series. In the interview, James also revealed how he started to get past that loss, saying that Heat guard Dwyane Wade — with whom he clashed at times over roles on the team in that first season — urged him to join him in the Bahamas for a getaway. “We had some great conversations there,” James said. “D-Wade was like, ‘Man, in order for us to be great you have to be the guy.’” James said he was slightly taken aback by that. “We’re talking about Wade County here,” James said, referring to what Miami-Dade County started calling itself in Wade’s honor. “We’re talking about the man who won a championship here, who’s been a six-time All-Star, you want me to take the keys? And he said, ‘Absolutely.’”

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East Team’s LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) heads to the hoop during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans.

Frenzel leads Nordic combined large hill Associated Press Writer

KRASYANA POLYANA, Russia — Eric Frenzel of Germany has overcome illness to finish first in the ski jumping portion in Nordic combined at the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday. German team officials on Monday said Frenzel had a high temperature and was only “50-50” chance of competing. But Frenzel recovered enough to go for a 30-minute run Tuesday morning, convincing him he could compete. He scored 129 points in the ski jump in often heavy rain, two better than Haavard Klemetsen of Norway. That means Frenzel will start the 10-kilometer cross-country portion of the event on his own, eight seconds before Klemetsen. Third- place Bernhard Gruber of Austria will start 22 seconds after Frenzel, with normal hill silver medalist Akito Watabe of Japan and Jason Lamy Chappuis of France both 33 seconds later.

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Germany’s Eric Frenzel makes his trial jump during the Nordic combined individual Gundersen large hill competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.


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Madrid excelling without Ronaldo, under Ancelotti Associated Press Writer

MADRID — No Cristiano Ronaldo? No problem. Real Madrid’s title ambitions continue to gain credence, with the Spanish giant showing no dip despite missing the Ballon d’Or winner. Ronaldo has one more league game to serve from a three-match ban, and cannot return before next week’s Champions League game at Schalke. No matter, as Madrid stretched its unbeaten run to 25 games in all competitions with a comprehensive 3-0 victory at Getafe on Sunday. With and without Ronaldo, Madrid under coach Carlo Ancelotti has looked the more consistent, well-balanced team following a poor start to the campaign, with co-Spanish leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid enduring erratic runs of late.

AC Milan forward Keisuke Honda, of Japan, kicks the ball during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Bologna at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

Decorated debutant Seedorf looking to lift Milan

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MADRID - Clarence Seedorf will need to tap into all the experience he gained as the only player to win the Champions League with three different clubs if his AC Milan side are to get past Atletico Madrid into the quarter-finals. Milan host the Spanish club, who are riding high in La Liga, for their last 16, first leg on Wednesday, when Seedorf will make his coaching debut in Europe’s elite club competition after taking over last month from Massimiliano Allegri. The 37-year-old former Netherlands midfielder won the Champions League once with Ajax Amsterdam and once with Real Madrid before a decade playing at Milan yielded two more continental titles. However, the seven-times European champions have fallen on hard times and sit ninth in Serie A, 31 points behind leaders Juventus, and Seedorf has taken on the task of lifting them out of their slump and reviving past glories. “The match against Atletico will be a great chance to take a big step forward,” Seedorf said after Milan won 1-0 at home to Bologna on Friday. “We’ll play our game

as Milan always have something extra in the Champions League,” he added. “I’m confident that the stadium will be full as it was in the old days with a great atmosphere. The fans and the stadium will give the players what they need.” Seedorf will be going head to head with a man he knows well from his playing days, Atletico’s Argentine coach Diego Simeone, who had stints at Italian clubs including Inter Milan and Lazio and Spanish sides Atletico and Sevilla. Simeone, 43, has transformed the Madrid side into genuine contenders in Spain and Europe since taking over at the end of 2011 and

they are joint top of La Liga with heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid. They were one of only three teams undefeated in the Champions League group stage, winning five and drawing one, and are unbeaten in their last four away games in Europe. “Atletico seem like an Italian or Argentine team since Simeone arrived, they are extremely tough,” Demetrio Albertini, a former Milan and Italy midfielder who also had a brief loan spell at Atletico, said in an interview with Spanish sports daily As published on Monday. “Above all they are a balanced team and the coach has imposed a

very well defined style and character,” he added. “Atletico have an advantage, they are the favourites as their position in the (Spanish) league suggests. “But let’s not forget one thing. The Champions League is Milan’s home. They have won seven European titles and the history is there.”

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Seedorf will need time to fix what has been ailing Milan in recent seasons but has already said he wants his players to exert more control. “You need time to create your style of play and a bit of luck too,” he said on Friday. “It’s in the club’s DNA to have control of the game. If you’re in control, the adversary can do less damage. “I ask the players to stick together and to show fighting spirit to get out of the difficult situation that we find ourselves in.” Atletico have stumbled in recent

weeks, suffering a surprise defeat at Almeria in La Liga and being eliminated from the King’s Cup by city rivals Real. They returned to winning ways at the weekend with a 3-0 league win at home to Real Valladolid. Simeone bolstered his squad with last month’s signing of Brazilian playmaker Diego and believes he has enough depth to compete successfully on two fronts. “We have a very competitive team now,” he said after the Valladolid game. “When I felt we had to keep the ball I brought him (Diego)on and things became easier and the game was basically over. “We won in two ways today: playing more directly at the start and then closing the game down with more possession.”

Gareth Bale has excelled when not nagged by injuries, while players like Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and Jese Rodriguez have been standouts. “I think the key to our success is that the team is unified,” fullback Dani Carvajal said on Monday. “Everyone is contributing to the smallest detail, whether they are playing little or a lot.” Jese has scored in five of his last six games, and has been slotted instantly into the attack whenever Ronaldo or Bale have been out. Spanish media are already touting the Spain Under-21 standout for a place in world champion Spain’s squad despite the rich attacking talent that includes Alvaro Negredo, Fernando Llorente, Diego Costa, and Fernando Torres. “I’m not surprised by his play because he’s playing great matches and scoring,” Ancelotti said.

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Real Madrid’s Luka Modric (top) celebrates his goal against Getafe with teammate Alvaro Arbeloa during their Spanish first division soccer match at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, outside Madrid, February 16, 2014.

“We’ve already said a lot of good things about him, I just hope he keeps up like this.” Ancelotti’s arrival has been a major boost for Madrid following the bitter exit of Jose Mourinho, who left following his worst season as a coach when the Portuguese manager had more success in creating divisions within his own club than his opponent’s schemes. Ancelotti has brought order to one of the world’s most expensive and talented stock of players and egos, perhaps better than any other Madrid coach since Vicente del Bosque. “No one gets upset with him, he is very transparent. He’s the same person you see at his news conferences,” Carvajal said. “He’s maintained harmony inside the team, while keeping us all on our toes. He never tries to create problems.”

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Del Piero to take Valcke expects ‘quiet’ on Juventus in World Cup despite protests A-League friendly

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, plays with a ball during a visit to a government program that makes balls for children in low income public schools, before an inspection visit to the National Stadium Mane Garrincha, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

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SYDNEY — Alessandro Del Piero will play against former club Juventus for the first time when he joins an A-League All Stars side for a friendly against the Serie A champion in August. Del Piero, who is now playing for Australian A-League side Sydney FC, spent 19 years with Juventus — including 11 seasons as captain — where the former Italy star scored 290 goals in 705 matches. Football Federation Australia chief David Gallop said Tuesday that “to have a club of the caliber of Juventus FC come to Sydney is a massive coup for football in Australia.” Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said last year he planned to bring a full-strength squad to Sydney. FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo, Sydney FC captain Alessandro Del Piero of Italy poses with his new book “Playing on” for photographers during the launch of his autobiography in Sydney, Australia. AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File

BRASILIA, Brazil — FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke expressed confidence Monday that Brazil’s continuing violent demonstrations won’t impact the World Cup, but added he counts on police to keep protesters seeking to disrupt the tournament at bay. Anti-government protests hit a fever pitch last June during the Confederations Cup, with around a million people pouring into the streets on a single night demanding better schools, hospitals and an end to corruption, along with bitter complaints about the billions of dollars being spent to host the World Cup. In recent months, the demonstrations have shrunk in size but remain violent, with anarchist adherents to the “Black Bloc” protest tactic repeatedly clashing with police and carrying out vandalism during protests in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. A TV cameraman was recently killed while covering a protest in Rio after being hit in the head with a flare allegedly fired by a protester. Despite the continuing incidents, Valcke said he’s not worried that football’s premier event will hit any stumbles, telling a media conference that “we are expecting a quiet World Cup and we are expecting that whoever wants to be at the

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World Cup will have the right to do so.” No matches were delayed during last year’s Confederations Cup, although protests raged near the stadiums on several occasions. Police maintained a security ring around the stadiums that mostly kept protesters at bay, although on a few occasions groups did break through. Officers used tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters outside Rio’s famed Maracana stadium even as Brazil downed Spain 3-0 during the championship match last year. More demonstrations are certain during

this year’s World Cup, yet Valcke insists that the tournament’s importance will outshine protests. “We are sure that the World Cup is too big an event for any country around the world not to support its organization,” Valcke said. “I’m not saying to support FIFA, that’s not the point, (but) to support the organization of these games in a country in 12 host cities.” Recent protests have turned violent mostly because of the anarchist movement called Black Bloc, which has already scheduled street demonstrations during the World Cup.


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Madrid excelling without Ronaldo, under Ancelotti Associated Press Writer

MADRID — No Cristiano Ronaldo? No problem. Real Madrid’s title ambitions continue to gain credence, with the Spanish giant showing no dip despite missing the Ballon d’Or winner. Ronaldo has one more league game to serve from a three-match ban, and cannot return before next week’s Champions League game at Schalke. No matter, as Madrid stretched its unbeaten run to 25 games in all competitions with a comprehensive 3-0 victory at Getafe on Sunday. With and without Ronaldo, Madrid under coach Carlo Ancelotti has looked the more consistent, well-balanced team following a poor start to the campaign, with co-Spanish leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid enduring erratic runs of late.

AC Milan forward Keisuke Honda, of Japan, kicks the ball during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Bologna at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

Decorated debutant Seedorf looking to lift Milan

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MADRID - Clarence Seedorf will need to tap into all the experience he gained as the only player to win the Champions League with three different clubs if his AC Milan side are to get past Atletico Madrid into the quarter-finals. Milan host the Spanish club, who are riding high in La Liga, for their last 16, first leg on Wednesday, when Seedorf will make his coaching debut in Europe’s elite club competition after taking over last month from Massimiliano Allegri. The 37-year-old former Netherlands midfielder won the Champions League once with Ajax Amsterdam and once with Real Madrid before a decade playing at Milan yielded two more continental titles. However, the seven-times European champions have fallen on hard times and sit ninth in Serie A, 31 points behind leaders Juventus, and Seedorf has taken on the task of lifting them out of their slump and reviving past glories. “The match against Atletico will be a great chance to take a big step forward,” Seedorf said after Milan won 1-0 at home to Bologna on Friday. “We’ll play our game

as Milan always have something extra in the Champions League,” he added. “I’m confident that the stadium will be full as it was in the old days with a great atmosphere. The fans and the stadium will give the players what they need.” Seedorf will be going head to head with a man he knows well from his playing days, Atletico’s Argentine coach Diego Simeone, who had stints at Italian clubs including Inter Milan and Lazio and Spanish sides Atletico and Sevilla. Simeone, 43, has transformed the Madrid side into genuine contenders in Spain and Europe since taking over at the end of 2011 and

they are joint top of La Liga with heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid. They were one of only three teams undefeated in the Champions League group stage, winning five and drawing one, and are unbeaten in their last four away games in Europe. “Atletico seem like an Italian or Argentine team since Simeone arrived, they are extremely tough,” Demetrio Albertini, a former Milan and Italy midfielder who also had a brief loan spell at Atletico, said in an interview with Spanish sports daily As published on Monday. “Above all they are a balanced team and the coach has imposed a

very well defined style and character,” he added. “Atletico have an advantage, they are the favourites as their position in the (Spanish) league suggests. “But let’s not forget one thing. The Champions League is Milan’s home. They have won seven European titles and the history is there.”

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Seedorf will need time to fix what has been ailing Milan in recent seasons but has already said he wants his players to exert more control. “You need time to create your style of play and a bit of luck too,” he said on Friday. “It’s in the club’s DNA to have control of the game. If you’re in control, the adversary can do less damage. “I ask the players to stick together and to show fighting spirit to get out of the difficult situation that we find ourselves in.” Atletico have stumbled in recent

weeks, suffering a surprise defeat at Almeria in La Liga and being eliminated from the King’s Cup by city rivals Real. They returned to winning ways at the weekend with a 3-0 league win at home to Real Valladolid. Simeone bolstered his squad with last month’s signing of Brazilian playmaker Diego and believes he has enough depth to compete successfully on two fronts. “We have a very competitive team now,” he said after the Valladolid game. “When I felt we had to keep the ball I brought him (Diego)on and things became easier and the game was basically over. “We won in two ways today: playing more directly at the start and then closing the game down with more possession.”

Gareth Bale has excelled when not nagged by injuries, while players like Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and Jese Rodriguez have been standouts. “I think the key to our success is that the team is unified,” fullback Dani Carvajal said on Monday. “Everyone is contributing to the smallest detail, whether they are playing little or a lot.” Jese has scored in five of his last six games, and has been slotted instantly into the attack whenever Ronaldo or Bale have been out. Spanish media are already touting the Spain Under-21 standout for a place in world champion Spain’s squad despite the rich attacking talent that includes Alvaro Negredo, Fernando Llorente, Diego Costa, and Fernando Torres. “I’m not surprised by his play because he’s playing great matches and scoring,” Ancelotti said.

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Real Madrid’s Luka Modric (top) celebrates his goal against Getafe with teammate Alvaro Arbeloa during their Spanish first division soccer match at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, outside Madrid, February 16, 2014.

“We’ve already said a lot of good things about him, I just hope he keeps up like this.” Ancelotti’s arrival has been a major boost for Madrid following the bitter exit of Jose Mourinho, who left following his worst season as a coach when the Portuguese manager had more success in creating divisions within his own club than his opponent’s schemes. Ancelotti has brought order to one of the world’s most expensive and talented stock of players and egos, perhaps better than any other Madrid coach since Vicente del Bosque. “No one gets upset with him, he is very transparent. He’s the same person you see at his news conferences,” Carvajal said. “He’s maintained harmony inside the team, while keeping us all on our toes. He never tries to create problems.”

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Del Piero to take Valcke expects ‘quiet’ on Juventus in World Cup despite protests A-League friendly

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, plays with a ball during a visit to a government program that makes balls for children in low income public schools, before an inspection visit to the National Stadium Mane Garrincha, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

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SYDNEY — Alessandro Del Piero will play against former club Juventus for the first time when he joins an A-League All Stars side for a friendly against the Serie A champion in August. Del Piero, who is now playing for Australian A-League side Sydney FC, spent 19 years with Juventus — including 11 seasons as captain — where the former Italy star scored 290 goals in 705 matches. Football Federation Australia chief David Gallop said Tuesday that “to have a club of the caliber of Juventus FC come to Sydney is a massive coup for football in Australia.” Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said last year he planned to bring a full-strength squad to Sydney. FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo, Sydney FC captain Alessandro Del Piero of Italy poses with his new book “Playing on” for photographers during the launch of his autobiography in Sydney, Australia. AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File

BRASILIA, Brazil — FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke expressed confidence Monday that Brazil’s continuing violent demonstrations won’t impact the World Cup, but added he counts on police to keep protesters seeking to disrupt the tournament at bay. Anti-government protests hit a fever pitch last June during the Confederations Cup, with around a million people pouring into the streets on a single night demanding better schools, hospitals and an end to corruption, along with bitter complaints about the billions of dollars being spent to host the World Cup. In recent months, the demonstrations have shrunk in size but remain violent, with anarchist adherents to the “Black Bloc” protest tactic repeatedly clashing with police and carrying out vandalism during protests in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. A TV cameraman was recently killed while covering a protest in Rio after being hit in the head with a flare allegedly fired by a protester. Despite the continuing incidents, Valcke said he’s not worried that football’s premier event will hit any stumbles, telling a media conference that “we are expecting a quiet World Cup and we are expecting that whoever wants to be at the

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World Cup will have the right to do so.” No matches were delayed during last year’s Confederations Cup, although protests raged near the stadiums on several occasions. Police maintained a security ring around the stadiums that mostly kept protesters at bay, although on a few occasions groups did break through. Officers used tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters outside Rio’s famed Maracana stadium even as Brazil downed Spain 3-0 during the championship match last year. More demonstrations are certain during

this year’s World Cup, yet Valcke insists that the tournament’s importance will outshine protests. “We are sure that the World Cup is too big an event for any country around the world not to support its organization,” Valcke said. “I’m not saying to support FIFA, that’s not the point, (but) to support the organization of these games in a country in 12 host cities.” Recent protests have turned violent mostly because of the anarchist movement called Black Bloc, which has already scheduled street demonstrations during the World Cup.


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AMLAPURA - Just a few kilometers from Padang Bay is very smaal reef island: Gili Biaha. Gili is mean small island. Gili Biaha also has know as a cave sharks. This is home for many white tip sharks, hiding on the cave. This small shark, grown up to 1,7 meters and is a thin, gray fish with white tips to dorsal and tail fins. Although this animal known to

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be aggressive in some areas, it is no considered dangerous in Gili Biaha. The current is quite wild here, sometimes it can form a whirlpool. Some walls and some slopes with a very healthy reef surround the entire island. The wall is black with abundant soft coral in some area. There is lots of small marine life, lobsters, and Mola-mola, the oceanic fish, seasonal appear in this site, specially July – October.

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MIAMI — LeBron James cannot currently envision a scenario where he leaves the Miami Heat this summer, though he still plans to assess his needs and his future at the end of the season. James made the comments in a wide-ranging interview with NBA TV. The Heat star can choose to become a free agent after this season by exercising an option in the contract he signed when he arrived in Miami during the summer of 2010.

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Asked if he can picture himself being anywhere else, James did not seem to hesitate before answering. “At this point, I can’t,” James said. “We don’t know what can happen from now to July, so what I’ve been able to do this whole season to this point is just worry about what’s at hand and that’s winning another championship. And hopefully at the end of this year I can put myself in a position where I can hold that Larry O’Brien Trophy up once again and then I will assess what I have to do with my future after that.” James also discussed his sources of motivation, ways he thinks his game can still improve, how he handles expectations, the struggles of his first season in Miami, and his background growing up in Akron, Ohio. Some of his most telling comments revolved around the fallout that came after the Heat lost to Dallas in the 2011 NBA Finals. James has often told the story about how

he spent the next two weeks in near isolation, completely overcome by the disappointment of losing the title series. In the interview, James also revealed how he started to get past that loss, saying that Heat guard Dwyane Wade — with whom he clashed at times over roles on the team in that first season — urged him to join him in the Bahamas for a getaway. “We had some great conversations there,” James said. “D-Wade was like, ‘Man, in order for us to be great you have to be the guy.’” James said he was slightly taken aback by that. “We’re talking about Wade County here,” James said, referring to what Miami-Dade County started calling itself in Wade’s honor. “We’re talking about the man who won a championship here, who’s been a six-time All-Star, you want me to take the keys? And he said, ‘Absolutely.’”

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East Team’s LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) heads to the hoop during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans.

Frenzel leads Nordic combined large hill Associated Press Writer

KRASYANA POLYANA, Russia — Eric Frenzel of Germany has overcome illness to finish first in the ski jumping portion in Nordic combined at the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday. German team officials on Monday said Frenzel had a high temperature and was only “50-50” chance of competing. But Frenzel recovered enough to go for a 30-minute run Tuesday morning, convincing him he could compete. He scored 129 points in the ski jump in often heavy rain, two better than Haavard Klemetsen of Norway. That means Frenzel will start the 10-kilometer cross-country portion of the event on his own, eight seconds before Klemetsen. Third- place Bernhard Gruber of Austria will start 22 seconds after Frenzel, with normal hill silver medalist Akito Watabe of Japan and Jason Lamy Chappuis of France both 33 seconds later.

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Germany’s Eric Frenzel makes his trial jump during the Nordic combined individual Gundersen large hill competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.


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Sikhs burn tires during a protest against Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his remark on the country’s 1984 anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

Death commuted to life for 3 in Gandhi killing Associated Press Writer

NEW DELHI — India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentences to life in prison for three men convicted of playing minor roles in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The three have served more than 20 years on death row in Vellore Prison, in southern Tamil Nadu state. They denied knowing anything about the plot to kill Gandhi as he was campaigning in May 1991 for a return to the prime ministerial office. He was killed along with 17 others, including the female suicide assassin, as she greeted him with a garland of sandalwood beads and a bomb strapped to her chest during a rally in India’s Tamil Nadu state. The attack — orchestrated by Tamil Tiger rebels in neighboring Sri Lanka — horrified the nation and virtually ended Indian support for the rebels’ in their decades-long fight for an ethnic Tamil homeland. All of the assassination’s masterminds, who targeted Gandhi for sending Indian troops to Sri Lanka in 1987, were killed during or after the 1991 attack. Although the troops were sent to oversee a peace accord between the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government,

they got embroiled in the war and fought the rebels for months. The three men on death row were among 26 convicted of playing minor roles in the plot. While they have been reviled across much of India, many ethnic Tamils in the south believe they were duped into taking part in a plot they knew little about. Indian national Arivu Perarivalan was found guilty of buying a 9-volt battery used in the bomb, while Sri Lankans Murugan and Santhan — who use only one name — acknowledged they were Tamil Tigers rebels but only pawns in a larger game they barely understood. Their lawyers argued that executing the three now, after they had already served long prison terms, would amount to an unconstitutional double punishment. “This is a landmark judgment,” said

the men’s lawyer, Yug Chaudhry, applauding the court for rejecting the idea that the prisoners should show proof of “the scars of mental suffering” in awaiting their executions for decades. Human rights activists and lawyers also cheered the court’s decision. A “delay in disposing of mercy petitions of death row convicts amounts to degrading, inhumane treatment. It amounts to torture,” rights lawyer Vrinda Grover said. “In this case also there has been substantial delay.” The Supreme Court last month had agreed that “unexplained delay is grounds for commuting death penalty to life sentence” as it commuted 15 other death sentences. Amnesty International said Tuesday’s decision “shows the judiciary’s willingness to uphold standards it set down for the treatment of prisoners on death row.”

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GYEONGJU, South Korea — Emergency staff worked through the night in snow and sleet to pull survivors from the debris of an auditorium whose roof collapsed under the weight of snow, killing 10 people and injuring 100, most of them recently enrolled freshmen of a South Korean university, officials said Tuesday. The students had gathered at the auditorium of a holiday resort for a welcoming ceremony Monday night when the roof came crashing down, leaving twisted metal and debris of concrete and wood. Weather officials say the southeastern region saw the heaviest snowfall this month since measurements began three years ago. Bad weather hampered rescuers who had to reach the site outside the historic tourist city of Gyeongju on icy roads. Working all night, they extricated survivors, many of them injured, and rushed them on stretchers to waiting ambulances. Family members and friends of the dead gathered in a hospital morgue in the nearby city of Ulsan. Kim Pan-su fought back tears as he talked about his daughter, Kim Jin-sol, who was one of the dead. He said he had called his daughter’s friends when he couldn’t reach her. “Her friends said that she ... was safe but that she couldn’t escape. This is the only thing I was repeatedly told,” Kim said. “I felt that something was weird, so I went to the university ... I had just parked my car in the parking lot when they called the names of people that died, including my daughter’s.” President Park Geun-hye ordered an investigation as well as safety checks of buildings near the country’s east coast, which has seen heavy snow this winter. The resort’s owner, Kolon Group, believes that snow likely caused the collapse but is examining more specific causes.

Child porn operation raided in Philippine school

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MANILA, Philippines — Government agents raided an Internet child porn operation based in a Philippine school and arrested its president and eight other people, investigators said Tuesday. The suspects used a room at the Mountaintop Christian Academy to post online images and video of children and adults for foreign consumption, said Ronald Aguto, cybercrime investigation head in the National Bureau of Investigation. Authorities were still investigating, but Aguto said it didn’t appear that children at the school were being abused and that the operators were uploading pre-recorded images and video stored. The school had 2,000 elementary and high school students, Aguto added. Its license was revoked in 2006 for unknown reasons but it had remained open. Puring Martinez, the arrested president and owner of the private school, told GMA television network she rented out the room to the Internet site operators to augment the income of the school because fees paid by students were not enough to cover costs. She said she was aware that the Internet links sold can only be opened by a foreigner who will use his card and that the links lead to “naughty” materials.

Hopes... From page 1 “They were moved to tears when I told them, ‘It’s so good you were rescued’,” he said. The news was splashed across the front page of major newspapers in Japan, many carrying images of one rescued woman lying on a stretcher, while TV news also supplied regular coverage of the dramatic scene. Friends and colleagues of the two still missing said they were clinging to the belief they were alive. “I believe the two still missing are floating somewhere near the spot where the five were discovered,” said diving instructor Toru Furuyama, 40, who knows one of the pair. Another friend Hideki Terayama, an underwater photographer who helped with an effort to raise funds to search for the divers, wrote on his Facebook page: “Let’s pray that the other two will be found.” Furuyama said it was likely the rescued divers had managed to survive by floating in a group. “That means they can cheer each other up and support each other, mentally and physically,” he said. He also said they may have benefited from the weather: “It’s their rainy season there, so it’s relatively easy to harvest rainwater while floating on the sea.”

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Students clean the school yard which was covered with volcanic ash following an eruption of Mount Kelud in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has instructed that the Mount Kelud emergency response team should keep the safety of the people living around the erupting volcano as priority.

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MALANG - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has instructed that the Mount Kelud emergency response team should keep the safety of the people living around the erupting volcano as priority. “Please be patient, we should prioritize safety; damaged houses could be repaired, and damaged farms could be replaced later,” President Yudhoyono stated, here on Tuesday, when visiting a refugees’ service post in Pujon, Malang district, East Java. The head of state told hundreds of refugees to stay in refugee camps until the condition is safe. “Our target is to save lives, so I call for your cooperation. Please listen to the guidance given by the government officers, both from the regional and central levels. It’s for your own good,” he emphasized. He added that the government will help repair damaged infrastructure immediately. “The repairs include that of damaged houses, medical facili-

ties, schools, and farming areas,” he explained. The president also expressed his gratitude to the volunteers who helped the refugees of Mount Kelud eruption. During the visit to the refugee camps, Yudhoyono was accompanied by First Lady Ani Yudhoyono, East Java Governor Soekarwo and several ministers. The Pujon refugee camps accommodate 600 to 700 people and provide food and medical services to about 7 thousand other displaced people who are staying in other areas. Mount Kelud, located at the border of Blitar and Kediri districts, East Java Province, erupted on Thursday (Feb. 13), at 10.50 p.m. local time. It spewed gravel and ash that reached

up to West Nusa Tenggara and West Java provinces, which are hundreds of kilometers away. The major explosive eruption of the 1,731-meter volcano could be heard in Solo (Central Java) and Yogyakarta, which lie around 200 km away. The eruption of Mt Kelud on Thursday (Feb. 13), forced around 200 thousand people to flee, forcing closures of airports and schools in several cities in Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java. Mount Kelud’s last major eruption was in 1990, when it spewed ash and lava that killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds. In 1919, the volcano’s powerful explosion reportedly could be heard hundreds of kilometers away and claimed at least 5,160 lives.

JAKARTA - Law and Human Right Minister Amir Syamsuddin said the government has recovered part of assets of scandal hit Bank Century worth Rp48 billion in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong High Court has decided in favor of the Indonesian government that requested the confiscation of the assets related to the Bank Century case found in the Hong Kong jurisdiction, Amir said in a statement on Tuesday. The law and human rights minister earlier submitted a request to the his Hong Kong counterpart for mutual legal assistance related to Bank Century criminal case. The Hong Kong high court decided the return to Indonesian of only US$4.076 million (Rp48 billion) worth of assets, mostly in shares confiscated from Rafat Ali Rizvi and Hesham Al-Warraq both former owners of Bank Century, convicted in Indonesia. “The Hong Kong high court did not fully accepted the Indonesian request . We believe, however, that assets could be confiscated not only those directly related to the convicts but also those under control of the convicts through various corporate bodies,” Amir said. The move constitutes an early step toward recovery of the assets related to Bank Century case abroad, he said. Currently the government has succeeded in freezing Bank Century assets abroad such as in Jersey worth around US$16.5 million dollar, he added. The asset recovery from Hong Kong should serve as an example by other countries in returning such assets, he said. He said the law and human rights ministry would continue the hunt for more assets of Bank Century abroad including through appeal to higher courts. The lawyers of the two convicts, Rafat Ali Rizvi and Hesham Al-Warraq, also appealed the verdict, but based on observation, the governments of Indonesian and Hong Kong are optimistic the appeal court would favor the decision of the Hong Kong High Court. The MLA request of Indonesia was processed based on a decision of a Jakarta district court in 2010 authorizing the Indonesian government to confiscate the assets owned or controlled by Rafat Ali Rizvi, Hesham Al-Warraq, Robert Tantular and other convicts in Hong Kong. The decision of the Indonesian court could not be executed directly, Amir said, adding, the only way is through MLA agreement with other countries concerned. Rafat Ali Rizvi and Hesham Al-Warraq were punished by the Indonesian court in abstention in 2010. The main arguments presented by the lawyers of the two convicts were that legal process in Indonesia violated the rights of the convicts saying the two committed no crime but their case were only management failure. They said the decisions against Rafat Ali Rizvi and Hesham Al-Warraqy were politically motivated. The Indonesian government, however, had succeeded in convincing the Hong Kong court that the decision of the Indonesian court had strong legal basis in line with international law as well as Hong Kong law. The assets of Bank Century have been known to be kept in 14 countries. Until now the Indonesian police have succeeded in recovering only Rp295 billion mostly assets saved from PT Antaboga of the total assets of Rp11 trillion. In 2010, the Indonesian Supreme Court sentenced Robert Tantular to nine years imprisonment with a fine of Rp100 billion or an additional jail term of 8 months. The government is seeking extradition of both Hesham Al Waraq and Rafat Ali Rizvi and recovery of assets worth US$156 million in Swiss Dresdner Bank and Rp1.1 trillion in Hong Kong.


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EU, US reps meet ahead of free-trade talks Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON - US Trade Ambassador Michael Froman received his European counterpart Karel De Gucht in Washington Monday, preparing for next month’s fourth round of talks on creating the world’s largest free-trade area. The two sides have been in discussion since last year over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which aims to expand trade, investment and regulatory cooperation between the two huge economies. Froman and De Gucht spoke briefly to reporters in Washington before two days of closed-door meetings with the EU trade commissioner, meant to take stock of progress made during three past rounds of negotiations, which wrapped up in December.

A fourth round is slated for the week of March 10 in Brussels. “When we launched these negotiations we knew they would present great opportunities and also a few challenges,” said Froman. “It’s fair to say after three rounds, we see both. “We’ll be discussing ways to make sure that our manufacturers and our farmers and ranchers and service providers have opportunities to get expanded access to each other’s markets.”

He also emphasized the need to maintain “the level of health, safety, and environmental protection that our regulators deem appropriate.” De Gucht said that the two sides have made progress. “Negotiating among friends is not always easy so we are yes, starting to realize that we are facing a number of challenges; that we have to overcome them together,” he said. Under the free-trade agreement the European Union hopes its exports would jump 28 percent. Concerns, however, have arisen in various areas, particularly on agriculture issues such as genetically modified organisms, which are strictly regulated in Europe.

A man talks on the mobile phone in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Japan led Asian stock markets higher Tuesday after the country’s central bank announced new measures to support growth.

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In line with the advancement of technology, the circulation of fake banknotes in the community is very difficult to be avoided and eliminated. Data of Bank Indonesia during the year 2013 indicated the amount of counterfeit banknotes reported to Bank Indonesia Representative Office for Region III reached 3,937 sheets.

Three marine accidents on Nusa Lembongan

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BANGKOK - Thailand’s economy grew 0.6 percent in the final three months of 2013 compared with the same quarter a year earlier, data showed Monday, as political turmoil hit consumer confidence and tourism. With no end in sight to more than three months of anti-government protests, the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) also trimmed its growth outlook for 2014. The fourth-quarter gross domestic product growth figure represents a sharp slowdown from the 2.7 percent year-onyear expansion in the previous quarter. It was the fourth straight quarter of slowing growth in the kingdom and meant that overall the Thai economy expanded at a weaker-than-expected 2.9 percent across 2013, the board said. “The Thai economy in 2014 will grow in the range of 3.0-4.0 percent,” NESDB said, lowering its forecast range by one percentage point. Daily political protests have continued despite a general election on February 2. Eleven people have died and hundreds of others have been injured in political violence linked to rallies in Bangkok, while a self-styled “shutdown” of key junctions across the city by anti-government demonstrators continues. The polls were widely disrupted by protests and there have been no conclusive results, leaving a caretaker government with limited powers in office. The NESDB said tourism was hit by travel warnings from several foreign governments in the second half of 2013 -- although visitor numbers were still higher than the previous year. “The number of foreign tourists in 2014 is expected to reach 27.5 million, an increase of 3.0 percent from 2013,” the statement said, adding that the number was half a million fewer than previous forecasts. Analysts warned of more trouble for the economy ahead without a resolution of the festering crisis. Spending restrictions on the caretaker government “leave it with limited ammunition to boost the economy”, Capital Economics said in a briefing note. It said consumer and business confidence were likely to wane further, while major government spending plans have been put on hold. “We doubt full-year growth can exceed three percent and downside risks are rising fast,” it added.

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BI secures 3,937 sheets of fake banknote Bali Post

DENPASAR - In line with the advancement of technology, the circulation of fake banknotes in the community is very difficult to be avoided and eliminated. Data of Bank Indonesia during the year 2013 indicated the amount of counterfeit banknotes reported to Bank Indonesia Representative Office for Region III reached 3,937 sheets. This figure increased by 30 percent when compared to the case in 2012 amounting to 3,032 sheets. This indicates the level of public awareness is getting better at reporting the discovery of fake banknotes circulating in Bali. The Head of Payment System Team of Bank Indonesia Representative Office for Region III, Utang Surpriatna, explained that according to the Law No.23/1999 on Bank Indonesia amended by Law No. 6/2009 and Law No.7/2011 on Currency that Bank Indonesia was the sole agency authorized to issue and circulate rupiah as legal medium of exchange throughout Indonesia. In line with the authority and responsibility of Bank Indonesia to issue and circulate rupiah, then it was required an effort to anticipate the crime of rupiah counterfeiting. “Bank Indonesia will always strive to issue rupiah whose authenticity characteristic is easily recognizable and enhance the safety signs on the new rupiah banknotes so that people feel safe to hold and use the money in performing economic transaction activity,” said Surpriatna. He said the utilization of technological advances and increasingly sophisticated printing innovations was done by a syndicate

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of fake banknote crimes so it yielded the quality of fake banknote that was almost perfect to resemble the original. On that account, Bank Indonesia and the banking institution in Bali kept on equipping themselves with reliable capabilities to detect the fake banknotes either through simple method by vision, touching and using back light as well as the more modern method by using a sorting machine. It was intended to prevent the fake money coming into the banking system. Besides, the process of educating the public was also a priority in controlling the circulation of fake banknotes, namely by providing an understanding on the characteristics of rupiah authenticity in the form of education and socialization to the community, especially those in the public economic space like traditional market, fish auction, shopping centers or simple kiosks owned by the community as well as petrol stations. “We expect that with this model the fake

money detection capability level among the general public will be better and ultimately restricts and compounds the movement of fake banknote traffickers, so it suppresses the fortune of crimes related to the fake banknote dealers,” he said. Meanwhile, the Bali Police represented by Nandang Irwanto, Chief of Unit III Sub-Directorate III of Special Detective Criminal in his presentation explained that fake banknote crimes was classified into the crimes having broad impacts and could destabilize the national stability chiefly in the economic field. Fake banknote crime was also a complex crime because it happened among the places and over the time, having high mobility and supported by quite advanced tools and technologies. Additionally, the fake banknote crimes were usually committed by a syndicate adopting a disconnected cell. Nevertheless, police were always trying to follow up the reports on the fake banknotes from Bank of Indonesia, banking institution and community. Police authority always made coordination with other regions because fake banknote crimes usually had a relationship to other regions or territories. For instance, it often happened that a fake banknote case in Denpasar usually had a syndicate of circulation with the fake banknote from other region. (kmb27)

Marine accidents in the waters of Bali are common to happen. Aside from the broken vessels due to hit by waves, they also occur when carrying out diving activities. Specifically in the waters of Nusa Lembongan, three marine accidents have occurred over a period of three years. One of them is the sinking of Sri Murah Rejeki vessel in the waters of Jungutbatu, Nusa Lembongan, in September 2011. Then, a total of 12 foreign citizens from France, Germany, Britain, Italy and Brazil have been reportedly got an accident at sea of Nusa Lembongan, Klungkung, in July 2012. Finally, the seven Japanese tourists disappeared while diving in the waters of Mangrove, Jungutbatu village, Nusa Lembongan, Klungkung. Related to the sinking of the Sri Murah Rejeki vessel, at least 13 people drowned and their body was not found. At that time, the search and rescue team had been searching for six days, but they failed. The search was then discontinued. Termination of the victim search was based on search rules. In July 2012, another marine accident occurred again. A total of 12 foreign citizens from France, Germany, Britain, Italy and Brazil disappeared while diving in the waters of Lembongan. At that time, four of them could be saved. Meanwhile, the other eight people could be rescued several hours later. Before the incident, dozens of foreigners departed from Sumawang to Nusa Lembongan at 08:30 a.m. They intended to conduct diving activities there. They dived for three times. During the twohour dive in the sea, only four people showed up. Meanwhile, eight people lost somewhere. After the searching, a few hours later the foreigners who had gone missing while diving in the waters of Nusa Lembongan, Klungkung, could finally be found. They found unharmed and floating in the waters of Nusa Penida, exactly at the position of 52.00 South Altitude and 115.22.00 East Longitude. They were rescued by the vessel crews of the Sumber Laut with the skipper Sismono, 50. Meanwhile, the last occurrence befell the seven Japanese nationals, Friday (Feb 14). They were reported to vanish while diving in the waters of Mangrove, Jungutbatu village, Nusa Lembongan. So far, the victims had not been found and the joint team of the Directorate of Marine Police of Bali Police and National SAR Agency still continued to search. The Head of Denpasar SAR Agency, Didi Hamzar Hari, said that after the incident the search was made by exploring an area of nearly 200 kilometers. The search was done eastward or Lombok as far as 17 nautical miles or 34 kilometers. During the search process, the joint team mobilized vessels. Other than vessels, the search also involved a helicopter. (jay)


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Fishermen farm crabs as sideline Bali Post

BADUNG - The current season makes the Wanasari Fishermen Group, Tuban, Kuta, unable to go to sea. Nevertheless, they do not give up and can still support their family from crab farming as their sideline all this time. “Rather than being unemployed, since 2013 we have agreed to rebuild the Kampoeng Kepiting ecotourism. As long as we cannot go to sea, our members are farming crabs,” said the Wanasari Fishermen Group Head, I Made Sumasa, Monday (Feb 17). Sumasa added that the concept of ecotourism was made in 2009, but it could just revive on September 30, 2013. “In 2010 and 2011, the results of crab farming have been exported to several countries. Unfortunately, we were cheated in 2012, so the activity finally got stagnant,” he said. The spirit of this fisherman group revived and started again. In addition to crab farming, his party also developed the ecotourism spot and it could survive up to now. “The Kampoeng Kepiting can survive as today because of the hard work undertaken by the Wanasari Fishermen Group. Despite facing many obstacles, we continue to struggle in order to realize this ecotourism,” said Sumasa. From the results of the crab farming, said Sumasa, the fishermen could meet their daily living expenses. Each day the results of crab farming were processed and sold through a culinary tourism. On average, the Kampoeng Kepiting spent 50 to 150 kilogram of crab. “Moreover, in the season like this, we cannot go to sea. Thanks to the support and encouragement of the Wanasari Fishermen Group members, we can have an ecotourism as it is today,” he said. (rah)

A French resident slips to death Bali Post

MANGUPURA - As making a slip from the second floor on Thursday (Feb 13), a foreign national named Meyer Henos Andile Francine Gabrille, 82, died at the villa where she was staying on Jalan Bisma Gang Pura Agung No. 6 Legian, Kuta. This French tourist was declared dead after undergoing medical treatment at the BMC Hospital on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai Kuta. Chief of Kuta Police, I Nyoman Resa, explained on Sunday (Feb 16) that the incident of her falling began when she stayed with her two children at the villa. “Meyer was alone on the second floor, while her children are on the first floor,” he said. However, around 3:30 a.m. Mayer was about to go down from the second floor and suddenly slipped and fell down to the floor. “Her children just knew when the victim’s body has been lying on the floor,” he said. Meyer slipped because her eyesight was unclear and room atmosphere was dark. Besides, the staircase she stepped on was also slippery. “Maybe the victim wanted to go down to the first floor. However, she fell down and was unconscious due to collision in the head,” he said while adding that her death was alleged to have been caused by internal injuries. When rushed to hospital, Meyer did not experience severe wounds but only bruises in some parts of her body. Furthermore, said Resa, the incident was reported to Kuta Police by one of the victim’s children named Meyer Henos Fabrince Lousi who said that her mother fell down from the second floor of the villa where she stayed until her death. “The victim’s family refused the autopsy request for her mother’s body. It was a pure case of accident, not a criminal case,” he said. (nik)

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Iran’s leader doubts nuclear talks will succeed

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The body of Raul Robb Latourell waas carried to teh hopital by the police

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An American killed in his room

Corpse perishes, found dozens of stabbing wounds Bali Post

DENPASAR - The residents around Jalan Banteng 2E Denpasar were shocked by the finding of body of a foreign citizen, named Raul Robb Latourell, 54, Monday (Feb 17). The victim from California, the United States, was alleged to die as being assassinated in his room. Even, the body has exuded a slightly rotten smell and dozens of stabbing injuries were found on the victim’s body. It was not known for sure why the victim was assassinated. The investigator from the East Denpasar Police, identification officer of Denpasar Police as well as the Indonesian Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (Inafis) came down to location to conduct crime scene investigation. A number of evidences such as bed linen, blankets and pillows with blood spots as well as glasses and others were seized by police for further examination. Information at the scene told if the witness first found the victim’s body was I Wayan Suwanta, 27. The witness who lived on Jalan Tukad Yeh Aya Gang IX/28, South Denpasar, intended to come into the victim’s home to do cleanup at 12:00 a.m. Once arrived at the entrance gates, he was suspicious because the gate was open, while it was usually locked. Nevertheless, the witness who worked as a room attendant in the

victim’s house directly came into the house. His suspicion grew stronger when he encountered the main door was not locked. Moreover, when he stepped into the living room and found blood spots. “When coming into his room, the victim was seen covered in blood,” said Suwanta when met at the scene on Monday. When knowing this, the witness immediately shouted for help. Furthermore, the discovery case of the body of the victim pioneering the spa business was reported to East Denpasar Police. A number of officers (from East Denpasar Police, Denpasar Police and Bali Police) came down to the scene to check. Even, Deputy Director of Criminal Detective of Bali Police, Bonar Sitinjak was also visible at the scene. To secure the crime scene, the officer put up police line at the gate of the victim’s home. The Identification Team of Denpasar Police and Inafis of Bali Police immediately conducted

the crime scene investigation. The victim was found in naked condition and only put on singlet. “The most severe injuries are found on the neck,” said one of the police officer at the scene. At further investigation, it was found dozens of stabbing wounds on the victim’s body. The injuries suffered by the victim caused him dead and many blood spots were also found. “The culprit is very sadistic. Many stabbing wounds were found on the victim’s body. Probably, the victim had to fight,” he explained while requesting to be unnamed in the paper. Having investigated the crime scene for three hours, the officers transported the victim’s body to Sanglah Hospital. Later, it was known that a number of victim’s valuables were also missing from the scene. One of them was the Kijang Innova vehicle with license plate DK 1060 QS. Chief of East Denpasar Police, M. Ikhwan Lazuardi, when asked for his confirmation said that he could not comment much because his party was still doing further investigation. Similarly, the motif of the assassination was still elaborated and developed. “We have not known the culprit yet as it is still under investigation,” he said. (kmb21)

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An injured Thai police officer, center bottom, is helped by colleagues after a bomb blast near them during a clash with anti-government protesters Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thai police clash with protesters, leaving 3 dead Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK — Hundreds of riot police attempted to clear out anti-government protest sites around Thailand’s capital on Tuesday, triggering clashes that left three people dead and 57 others injured. Multiple gunshots were heard near the prime minister’s offices, where riot police had started to remove protesters and dismantle a makeshift stage, but it wasn’t clear who was firing. Erawan emergency medical services said a male civilian died from a head wound and a police officer received a fatal chest wound. It also said another man died, but didn’t have further details. It said 57 others were injured in the clashes. Department of Special Investigation chief Tharit Pengdit told a news conference that the protesters had launched grenades at the police. Police later withdrew. In another blow to the government, the state anti-corruption agency charged Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday with improperly handling an expensive rice subsidy scheme, putting her in jeopardy of being impeached. The National Anti-Corruption Commission said Yingluck’s government proceeded with the scheme despite advice from experts that it

was potentially wasteful and prone to corruption. The government has been months late in making payments to farmers for the rice they pledged to sell at above-market prices. The commission said Yingluck has been called to formerly hear the charges on Feb. 27. If it decides to submit the case to the Senate for possible impeachment, Yingluck will immediately be suspended from performing her official duties pending a Senate trial. Yingluck’s elected government has been attempting to avoid violence to keep the military from stepping in. Thailand has been wracked by political unrest since 2006, when Yingluck’s brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, was ousted by a military coup after being accused of corruption and abuse of power. Since then, his supporters

and opponents have vied for power, sometimes violently. Tuesday’s violence erupted after police moved into several locations around the city to detain and remove protesters who have been camped out for weeks to press for Yingluck’s resignation. The protesters want the formation of an unelected people’s council to implement reforms to end corruption and keep the Shinawatra family permanently out of politics. They have blocked access to government offices since late last year and occupied key intersections around Bangkok for about a month. Until now, the police had refrained from dispersing them for fear of unleashing violence. But on Monday, the government’s special security command center announced it would reclaim five protest sites around the city for public use, a move made possible under a state of emergency declared in January. Thousands of police officers, including armed anti-riot squads, were deployed across the city Tuesday in an operation the government called “Peace for Bangkok.”

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s top leader said Monday that he doubts talks aimed at sealing a final deal between Tehran and Western powers over the Islamic Republic’s disputed nuclear program will succeed, a day before the negotiations begin. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he had accepted the talks at the behest of some Iranian leaders, but blamed what he saw as their likely failure on the United States, saying Washington is using the issue as an excuse to pressure the country. “The nuclear issue is an excuse,” Khamenei said in a speech broadcast on state TV. “ Even if one day, against all the odds it is solved based on the Americans’ expectations, then Americans will seek another issue to follow it. Just pay attention to the spokespersons of the U.S. government, who have also raised the issue of human rights, missiles and arms.” said Khamenei. “The job that foreign ministry has started will be continued,” he said however. “Iran will not violate what it has promised but Americans are hostile toward the Islamic revolution and the Islamic Republic.” In other comments posted on his website, Khamenei, who has final say on the country’s nuclear program and all state matters, repeated his pessimism about the talks that begin Tuesday in Vienna. “Right now I say they will have no benefit and will lead nowhere. But of course officials should apply their efforts,” he said in the comments. The talks will bring together the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany and aim at finalizing a historical initial deal reached in November in Geneva.

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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.


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Computer whizzes brainstorm for cash at hackathons Associated Press Writer

And Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been largely credited with helping broaden the definitions by urging his staff to “hack” by “building something quickly or testing the boundaries of what can be done.” A new Facebook option that went live Thursday allowing users more than 50 ways to identify their gender beyond male and female was conceived during a company hackathon four months ago. This month, the first global hackathon for Black Male Achievement was held in Oakland, California. Music Hack Day is coming in Tokyo and Hackomotive competitors will develop apps in Santa Monica, California., that make it easier to buy and sell cars. During these sorts of tech-heavy, weekend competitions, teams of computer programmers, software engineers and developers huddle over monitors for hours, working up new apps for smartphones or other devices. A panel of judges selects winners, and prizes are usually awarded.

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Government must focus on developing cultural tourism Bali Post

SAN JOSE, California — It used to be that “hacking” was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing — and perfectly legal — mainstay of the tech sector. Computer programming competitions known as “hackathons” have spread like viruses in recent years as ways for geeks, nerds and designers to get together to eat pizza, lose sleep and create something new. The formal, marathon group brainstorming sessions are focused on everything from developing lucrative apps to using computer code to solve the world’s problems. This year a record 1,500 hackathons are planned around the globe, up from just a handful in 2010. “A hackathon is the fastest way to actually do something about an idea,” said Nima Adelkhani, organizer of the weekend-long Hack for Peace in the Middle East competition in San Francisco this month. Law enforcement hasn’t abandoned the term. Dozens of federally convicted “hackers” are serving prison sentences for computer fraud and other cybercrimes. And the Justice Department’s cybercrime budget this year is $9 million to target offenses that include “hacking.” But the new uses have popped up with increasing frequency since a pair of tech events in 1999 where developers worked together to write programs. Yahoo gets recognition for the first official hackathon in 2005.

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DENPASAR - Tourist arrival to Bali is never quiet each year and tends to increase. It happens because the Island of the Gods has a strong tradition and culture and cannot be found in other places. On that account, the government is expected to focus on developing cultural tourism, not exploit nature. “Actually, a lot of tourism potentials have not been worked on due to lack of government attention. The existing ancient temples should be made into cultural tourism assets so the supporting devotees of the temple and the community can enjoy the results,” said the community leader from Abiansemal, Ketut Adnyana. The custom denoting a local genius inherited through generations, added Adnyana should also be preserved. It included the Hindu sanctums having become the cultural heritage that should receive the contribution. The government might not only sell its

beauty without giving benefits to local community. “In Bali, the officials seem to lose their awareness because they only take care of the property and the throne. At the moment, the results of tourism are only enjoyed by the entrepreneurs from outside Bali. Meanwhile, the Balinese people are just like monkey mask because the results are taken by the outsiders,” he said. He added if the government was wise there should be a percentage of budget allocated to preserve Balinese customs and culture. Moreover, it should be set forth in local regula-

tions so it would be clear and accountable. He hoped the tourism facilities in each region should be prepared and not be focused on Badung and Denpasar only, and the priority should also be given to northern and eastern Bali. According to him, the southern Badung was exploited excessively. Even, the government was alleged to give the opportunity whereas if the cliff and hills were dredged and the sea was backfilled it would potentially become the source of disaster for Bali. “For example, if a tsunami hits from the southern sea, the water

will hit the land of Denpasar and Badung if it is not hampered by the cliff. Not to mention, it will result in a social impact because the increasing population will kindle the bitter competition to struggle for food and ends in social unrest and other crimes,” said Adnyana. Similar opinion was also revealed by the academician AA Gede Putra Arjawa. “The benefits will go to the investors and authorities. Bali has much contributed, why does it obtain a little portion? This condition causes the result of tourism cannot be evenly enjoyed by the people of Bali,” he said. According to him, it was useless to get great nickname like Bali known as tourist destination of the world while the community was still poor. Properly, said Arjawa, aside from developing cultural tourism evenly in the region of Bali, the government

was also expected to prepare human resources. Local government and the House as well as Balinese people in the central government had also to fight in order to get bigger budget. “Do not let the money yielded in Bali be sucked by central authority. Clatter of the dollars should also be enjoyed equally by the people of Bali. Have a look at, most of the local workforce only fill in the position as cleaning service, waiter, waitress or a gardener at hotel. This occurs because the human resources have not been prepared by the government,” said the academician from Gianyar. He urged the government to promote the cultural tourism to the regions by involving local communities, such as the cultural tourism at Penglipuran village. “Do not focus on one region only. Many tourist attractions in Bali remain to need government attention,” he said. (rah)

characteristic of Balinese custom and cultural diversity in terms of Tanjung Benoa reclamation plan,” he noted. Hayono said the planned reclamation of 838 hectares to convert 75 percent of water area at Tanjung Benoa into land has parked controversy among the local

people and environmentalists. He added that the protesters blamed Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika for issuing a permit on December 26, 2012 for Artha Graha Network management to reclaim the bay of Tanjung Benoa for the development of a new tourist resort.

Tanjung Benoa reclamation should consider Balinese culture Antara

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In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 photo, web developer Jose Pimienta is shown in Miami. Pimienta will participate in the first “Hackathon for Cuba,” hosted by Roots of Hope, in Miami, bringing together web developers, programmers and others to brainstorm ways to help improve connectivity on the island.

What Facebook knows about love, in numbers Associated Press Writer

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FILE - In this Sunday, May 13, 2012, file photo, flowers are added to a Facebook sign in front of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, Facebook celebrates 10 years since its inception.

NEW YORK — With 1.23 billion users in all the flavors and up-and-down stages of romantic relationships, Facebook knows a thing or two about love. For example, two people who are about to enter a relationship interact more and more on Facebook in the weeks leading up to making their coupled status official — up until 12 days before the start of the relationship, when they share an average of 1.67 posts per day. Then, their Facebook interactions start to decline — presumably because they are spending more time together offline. But while they interact less, couples are more likely to express positive emotions toward their each other once they are in a relationship, researchers on Facebook’s data science team found. Touching on everything from religion to age differences, Facebook has been disclosing such light-hearted findings in a series of blog posts this week, with one coming up later Friday and another, on breakups, Saturday. Friday, of course, is

Valentine’s Day. Facebook data scientist Mike Develin, whose background is in mathematics, notes that the relationship stuff is sort a side project for his team, the findings geared more toward academic papers than Facebook’s day-to-day business. His “day job” is Facebook’s search function — how people use it, what they are searching for that isn’t available and how to make it more useful. But the patterns Facebook’s researchers can detect help illustrate just how useful the site’s vast trove of data can be in mapping human interactions and proving or disproving assumptions about relationships. Can horoscopes predict lasting love? Forget about it. “We have such a wide-ranging set of data, including on places there may not be data on otherwise,” Develin said, adding that because Facebook knows a lot about people’s authentic identity, there are “almost no boundaries” to the kinds of questions the researchers can explore — about the structure of society, culture and how people interact.

DENPASAR - The planned reclamation of Tanjung Benoa in the island resort of Bali should take the local culture into account, according to a member of Democratic Party Advisory Board, Hayono Isman. “Bali government should not be in a hurry to start the Tanjung Benoa reclamation process before

seriously taking the local culture into account,” Hayono said here on Tuesday. He pointed out that the Balinese indigenous people have their own uniqueness to resolve any problems through the prevailing local tradition and culture. The Democratic Party presidential candidate convention noted that the people of Bali have

very good diversity of cultures and customs that they apply from generation to generation. Local residents strongly opposed the planned reclamation and development of Tanjung Benoa as an exclusive tourist resort, entertainment and business center. “In such a situation, the local government should understand the

Hundreds of Police secure Democrat Party’s Convention Antara

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The planned reclamation of Tanjung Benoa in the island resort of Bali should take the local culture into account, according to a member of Democratic Party Advisory Board, Hayono Isman.

DENPASAR - Hundreds of police have been deployed to secure Democrat Party’s convention held here on Tuesday, spokesman to Bali province’s police office Adjunct Commissioner Ida Bagus Made Sarjana stated. “We have deployed traffic police and undercover police personnel to secure the convention today. Some metal detectors have also been placed at the convention’s venue Aston Hotel,” Ida pointed out. The Democrat convention in Bali is being held to determine the presidential candidate who the party will support in the presidential election on July 9. There are ten candidates who will participate in the Bali convention namely Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Dahlan Iskan, former Army Chief General (ret) Pramono Edhie Wibowo, Chairman of Regional Representative Council (DPD) Irman Gusman, Paramadina University’s Rector Anis Baswedan, former Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan, member of Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) Ali Masykur Musa and Democrat party’s lawmaker Hayono Isman. Other candidates are former Indonesian Military Commander Endriartono Sutarto, former Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Dino Patti Djalal and North Sulawesi province’s Governor Sinyo Haris Sarundajang. Meanwhile, yet another candidate, the current Chairman of the House of Representatives Marzuki Alie has not been able participate in the Bali convention, due to official duty.


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The House supports Suter forest transformed into nature-based tourism Bali Post

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The incence makers are busy doing their work

Local entrepreneur still unable to compete against imported incense Bali Post

TABANAN - Balinese community, especially the Hindus, needs incense every day for worshiping. Unfortunately, this opportunity is only taken advantage by a few local entrepreneurs of incense. Consequently, the incense suppliers from Java dominate the market on the island, including the imported incense. Large capital becomes an obstacle for local entrepreneurs to compete against imported incense. “The stick of my incense remains to be brought in from Malang, whereas it is easy to make it but Balinese people here is not interested,” said I Wayan Sugita, a local incense businessman from Marga, Tabanan, Saturday (Feb 15). Since he had pioneered the incense business since 2000, he could only produce local incense. The owner of CV Dupa Wangi claimed he did not dare to produce the incense of import quality, whereas the demand was so high. “The capital to produce import quality incense is very large. Aside from the expensive price of the machine, the human resources must also be proficient. So far, India and Malaysia are the countries becoming the largest supplier of the imported incense to Bali,” he affirmed. From the production of local incense, his monthly turnover reached IDR 250 million. To facilitate his incense production, he was assisted

by 15 workers in the production and 8 workers in packing division. In addition to serving the customers in Bali, the marketing of his local incense also reached Sulawesi, Lombok and Sumbawa. “For one month I can produce 15 tons of local incense. Sometimes, I get overwhelmed by many orders but they are willing to line up,” Sugita said. In addition to bringing in the incense sticks from Malang, the sticky powder was also ordered in Gresik, East Java. Meanwhile, teak wood powder was obtained in Denpasar and every day Sugita ordered as many as 25 sacks. During he ran the business, aside from tightly competing against other local incense entrepreneurs, his products were often faked by irresponsible people. As a result, many customers finally complained. Therefore, the former hotel chef assistant ultimately patented the brand of his

incense to avoid piracy. Apart from meeting the needs of community, he also served the orders of villa, especially the demand of incense and souvenirs for spa. Sugita had worked with some villas in Kuta and Ubud. According to him, the business prospect of incense was very good. In order not to lose competitiveness of the products, he attached a special feature that was hard to duplicate, especially in terms of the fragrance. “If all the raw materials of incense can be obtained at Bali, the production costs can be reduced. Now, for instance, for the order of the stick of incense or its powder, I must prepare a budget of IDR 40 million to IDR 50 million due to be paid in cash,” he said. From his business, Sugita added that he could employ local workforce. At the very least, his business could reduce the unemployment. (rah)

BANGLI - The plan of Bangli government to more encourage the Kintamani tourist attraction into a tourist destination through the development of nature-based tourism (TWA) in the forest of Sutar village, Kintamani, received support from the Deputy Chairman of Bangli House, Nyoman Basma. The people’s representative from Suter village hoped the measure to be taken by the government by engaging investor could empower the potential of nature owned by Bangli County provided that the management would not harm the society of Bangli. Basma said the discourse of local government to develop a naturebased tourism in the forest area of Kintamani actually had already surfaced in the early 2000s. However, so far it had not been materialized. “As a society, I do expect the potential of nature in Bangli County can be empowered as long as it is not harmful to the community of Bangli,” he said, Sunday (Feb 16). Nevertheless, to know clearly what compensation could be enjoyed by people directly later, he hoped the investor and local government could socialize it beforehand. So, the local community would not get harmed. “Do not let the community or the region be harmed later on,” he said. Meanwhile, according to Basma that aside from forest area, there were actually a number of potentials that had not been empowered by local government all this time. They included the existence of nature attractions such as the mountain and lake whose potential had not been managed maximally, especially regarding the sanitation and road infrastructure. Not only that, according to Basma, all this time the local government had not been optimal in working on the spiritual tourism. In truth, Kintamani geographically had the natural beauty of the mountain with the perfect blend of forests, mountain and lake. Previously, the nature-based tourism plan in the forest area of Kintamani was revealed when the Bangli Regent I Made Gianyar held an audience with Chairman of the Indonesian Association of Nature Tourism and Manager of the Sustainable Tourism PT Bukit Penelokan Hijau Teguh Hartono as the investor that would develop the nature-based tourism in the forest area of Suter village, Kintamani. On that occasion, Hartono delivered that the nature-based tourism posed a model of sustainable tourism development. In other words, the development of the area would not be destructive to nature and remained in its original condition. Moreover, in this sustainable tourism, the community living in the area of the nature-based tourism would be placed as the perpetrators not only as spectators. The nature-based tourism development would require approximately 25 hectares of land. Based on field research, the forest area of Suter village was the most appropriate location for the development of the nature-based tourism because the nature was very supportive, very strategic and close to Penelokan tourist attraction denoting the center of Kintamani tourist attraction. The nature-based tourism would develop various kinds of tourist attractions such as bird park, trekking, jungle trekking, horse riding as well as educational tours and research. In addition, it would also be equipped with a restaurant on tree top, facilities of outbound and hanging house on cliff top. In essence, the development of the nature-based tourism was to harmonize the tourism development with natural conditions. Other than the nature-based tourism, in the forest area of Suter village would also be built the Bangli Welcome Center (BWC) as a tourist information center for Bangli as a whole. Meanwhile, the Bangli Regent I Made Gianyar delivered his readiness to fully support the plan of the investor in this case PT Bukit Penelokan Hijau to develop the nature-based tourism and the BWC in Bangli County. However, it should comply with all the legal requirements for the development. (ina)

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NUSA DUA - There’s no better way of spending the evening than with a glass of good cocktail. To unwind after a long tiring day, a delicious cocktail can be a refreshing boost. This is something we understand and continually try to perfect. That is why, we are very happy to welcome the award-winning bartender and mixologist, Jeff Bell, at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. He will showcase his talent to the media, while training Sofitel’s own resident bartender, Budiman Atmaja. Jeff Bell found his passion for bartending and mixing drinks at the age of 21, when he got his first job in a bar while completing his philosophy degree at the University of Washington. Since then, he moved to New York City to work full-time at the PDT (Please Don’t Tell), a hip hot dog joint famous for its cocktail lounge. His career sky-rocketed there as he collected several awards, including the 2013 starchefs.com as the Rising Star Mixologist and 2013 USA Bartender of the Year from The United States Bartender’s Guild (USBG) and Diageo World Class. During this visit, Jeff held a cocktail training session with our resident bartender: Budiman Atmaja who also won the Diageo World Class 2014 - 2nd challenge

as Bali’s representative. Budiman who is stationed in our beautiful L’OH POOL BAR will soon represent Indonesia in the Diageo World Class Global Finals. Having the best bartender, and wide selection of delicious cocktails in Bali surely makes Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort the best place to spend your evening with friends and loved ones. At Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, the best place to experience a magical evening is at CCC (CUT CATCH CUCINA), and L’OH POOL BAR. These venues offer great food, extensive wine selections, new age cocktails and hip beverages. The stunning view of our beautiful pool and the crafty beverages from our bartender will surely make your day.

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Calendar Event for January 1 through February 26, 2014 1 Jan Buda Kliwon Matal, Kajeng Kliwon And Tilem Sasih Kenam Pura Desa Sukawati Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Gelgel Bebetin Pura Maspahit Sesetan Pura Padharman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 11 Jan Tumpek Kandang Pura Desa Gianyar Pura Luhur Dalem Sagening Kediri Tabanan Pura Sang Hyang Tegal Tegalalang 15 Jan Purnama Sasih Kapitu Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja Gianyar Pura Puseh Manakaji Peninjauan Bangli Pura Taman Limut Pengosekan Mas Ubud Pura Benua Besakih Pura Gunung Rena Sidemen Karangasem Pura Pasek Gelgel Abadi Karangasem Pura Pucak Gunung Mangun Kubu Karangasem 16 Jan Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan 17 Jan Hari Bhatara Sri 21 Jan Anggara Kasih Prangbakat Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa Klungkung Pura Tirtha Sidamala Bebalang Bangli Pura Gunung Pangsong Lombok Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar Pura Pura Hyang Haluh/Jenggala Besakih

Pura Tengkulak Tulikup Gianyar Pura Taman Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Badung

Pura Penataran Giri Purwo Tegal Delimo Banyuwangi Pura jala Sidhi amerta Juanda Surabaya

29 Jan Hari Siwaratri

19 Feb Buda Cemeng Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran ped Nusa Penida Pura Gaduhan Jagat Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Penataran Batu Lepang Kamasan Kelungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Kedonganan Kuta Pura Guwa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Pura Jati Ubud Pura Melanting Ubud Pura Dalem Peed Nusa Penida Pura Sad Kayangan Nusa Penida Pura Penataran Agung Gunung Karangasem

30 Jan Tilem Sasih Kepitu Pura Buana Kawan Besakih Pura Ulun Kulkul Besakih 31 Jan Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan 5 Feb Buda Kliwon Ugu Pura Dalem Tarukan Peninjauan Tembuku Bangli Pura Pemayun Banyuning Tengah Buleleng Pura Kayangan Tiga Seririt Buleleng Pura Agung Gunung Raung Taro Tegalalang 6 Feb Pura Dalem Puri Besakih 14 Feb Purnama Sasih Kawulu Pura Dalem Batur Bangli Pura Ida Ratu Pasek Besakih Pura Dalem Suci Sidemen Karangasem Pura Buana Kawan Besakih 15 Feb Tumpek Wayang & Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan Pura Majapahit Jembrana Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Pura Pedarman Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pura Pedarman Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarman Kaba-kaba Besakih Pura Pedarman Dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Pedarman Dinasti Dalem Besakih

21 Feb Hari Bhatara Sri 25 Feb Anggara Kasih Dukut Pura Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Undagi Krambitan Tabanan Pura Pucak Taman bedulu Gianyar Pura Puser Jagat Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Purwa Kawan Bangli Pura Desa Ketewel Gianyar 26 Feb Pura Agung Pasek gelgel Sibang Kaja Abian Semal Pura Dalem Samprangan Gianyar

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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First night a hit for ‘Tonight’ host Jimmy Fallon Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC’s “Late Night,” he left no doubt Monday that “The Tonight Show” now fits him like a glove. As promised during the much-promoted run-up to his “Tonight Show” debut, Fallon made no drastic changes to the “Late Night” formula that had served him for five years. He remained funny, gracious, bubbly and, above all, comfortable presiding over a show that was different mostly for its earlier time slot, its classier production values and legendary brand name. “We can book people from the West Coast?!” he joked at his newfound status. He did pretty well with his bookings on opening night: Will Smith and the rock group U2.

But all that was ahead. First, his viewers beheld his new set, boasting burnished-wood paneling and panoramic blue curtains. They had seen his filmed opening — Jimmy as the New York nightcrawler — shot by director Spike Lee. They discovered that his band, the Roots, had grown by two from its already husky eight pieces. Then out came Fallon, to thunderous applause, and planted himself on his mark (a four-leaf clover) to deliver his first monologue. “I’m Jimmy Fallon,” he began, and, with a nod to past late-night turbulence that most recently saw his

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In this photo provided by NBC, Jimmy Fallon appears with Joan Rivers, right, during his “The Tonight Show” debut on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in New York. Fallon departed from the network’s “Late Night” on Feb. 7, 2014, after five years as host, and is now the host of “The Tonight Show.”

“Tonight” predecessor, Jay Leno, make an unsought exit, he added, “I’ll be your host — for now.” He expressed gratitude for his new gig, introduced his parents in the studio audience, and dispensed love in every direction — and made it sound authentic. He had a few Olympics jokes, one offering sympathy to NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, who was sidelined from several days of Olympics coverage with a blinding bout of pinkeye. “You could tell he was having trouble when he spent half-an-hour interviewing a mop he thought was Shaun White,” Fallon cracked. Back at his desk, he voiced what seemed like an aside: “To my buddy who said that I’d never be the host of ‘The Tonight Show’ — and you know who you are — you owe me a hundred bucks, buddy.”

David Crosby postpones shows after heart surgery Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Rock performer David Crosby has undergone heart surgery and is postponing his sold-out California shows. Publicist Michael Jensen tells City News Service that the 72-year-old had a cardiac catheterization last week to fix a blocked coronary artery. He’s expected to make a full recovery, but concerts planned

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for February in San Francisco and West Hollywood will be moved to April. Crosby says he’ll be ready to perform with the group Crosby, Stills and Nash on a tour that kicks off in Richmond, Virginia, on March 4. Crosby underwent a liver transplant in 1994. In a statement, the performer says he is “once again a very lucky man.”

FILE - This Oct. 29, 2009 file photo shows, David Crosby in the press room at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concert at Madison Square Garden, in New York.

Hopes rise for Japan divers missing off Bali after 5 rescued

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DENPASAR - Indonesian police said Tuesday they believe villagers on Bali have spotted two Japanese scuba divers alive four days after they went missing, following the astonishing rescue of five others in the same group. A huge search swung into action on Friday when the group of female divers disappeared after setting out on a diving expedition from Nusa Lembongan, just east of the resort island of Bali. As days passed hopes faded that

any of the women, all experienced divers, would be found alive in an area known for its stunning underwater beauty but also strong, unpredictable currents. But fishermen found five of the women clinging to a coral reef in

rough waters on Monday, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from where they set off, and rescuers plucked them to safety in a helicopter and lifeboat. On Tuesday police said that villagers had reported seeing two people on a coral reef near the same area sending distress signals by shining lights the previous night. “We believe they are the missing Japanese divers and they are alive,” local police chief Nyoman Suarsika told AFP.

He said rescuers were on the way to the area close to Manta Point, off Nusa Penida island, which lies next to Nusa Lembongan. “We have not been able to reach them yet,” he added. Rescue agency officials said earlier that a helicopter and two boats had been dispatched to the area to search for the remaining divers. The five women who have been rescued are all in hospital in Bali. They have suffered dehydration and sunburn but none are in a serious

condition, doctors said. “We caused many people so much worry over this case,” one of the divers, Saori Furukawa, wrote in a note handed to Japanese media from her hospital bed. “I would like to take a rest for a while, hoping the remaining two are alive.” Kazuo Shibata, consul general at the Japanese consulate in Bali, told Japanese media he had visited four of the divers and that they were fine. Continued on page 6

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