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People use wood logs and boards to pave a path into a village submerged by landslides in search for people buried in mud in Puladi township, in southwest China’s Yunnan province, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. Fresh landslides rocked another area of China on Wednesday, sweeping through a mountain town in the southwest of the country after days of heavy rains.

Latest China landslide leaves at least 67 missing Associated Press Writer

BEIJING – Fresh landslides rocked another area of China on Wednesday, sweeping through a mountain town in the southwest of the country after days of heavy rains and leaving at least 67 people missing and cutting off access to the area. Roads, power and telecommunications were severed when the mud tore through Puladi township in Yunnan province, the official



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DEHRADUN - At least 18 children died Wednesday when a school collapsed after heavy rains in northern India as the region’s monsoon wreaked more havoc. An unknown number of others were missing after the single-storey school toppled in mountainous Uttarakhand state’s Bageshwar district, one of several populated areas near the Indian border with Tibet, a minister told AFP. “Eighteen bodies of children




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people were hurt in the landslide, nine seriously. “I suddenly heard rumbling late last night and then rushed to a safe

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place with fellow villagers,” it quoted local resident Yu Zhizhong as saying. Xinhua said the mudslides were spread about 300 meters (yards) across, and that at least 10 trucks and 21 houses were buried. Mudslides and floods have killed at least 1,500 people around the country in the last several months.

have been brought out so far from the debris and a search is on for more and we fear the toll could go up further,” state Disaster Management Minister Khajan Dass told AFP in Dehradun. The victims were aged between five and 12 years, rescuers said. Heavy rains have caused devastation in parts of Asia over the last month, with thousands dead in China and neighbouring Pakistan, where floods have caused the nation’s worst natural disaster. Continued on page 6

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A man walks through a water lodged street as it rains in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.



Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bali News Wija Kusuma Awards dominated by artists of gamelan players Gianyar (Bali Post)—

Having drawn some criticisms against the policy of regency government negating the presentation of Wija Kusuma Awards to the artists in Gianyar Regency, last Tuesday (Aug 17), coincided with the celebration of Independence Anniversary, was delivered the Wija Kusuma Awards to 13 artists. Presentation of the Wija Kusuma Awards this year was more dominated by artists of gamelan players. From such presentation was discernible that local government had not touched all artists including the development of the arts today. In its development, many artists produced the art works in photography, architecture et cetera that indeed were the result of their genuine creation. Presentation of Wija Kusuma was considered monotonous because there were no new criteria in the determining the award recipients in accordance with its development. Based on the data obtained, it was told that six artists of gamelan players received the Wija Kusuma Awards. Then, they were followed by other artists such as three dancers, two puppeteers, as well as respectively one craft artist (mask maker) and undagi or traditional architecture. For the painters, there was no recipient in this year’s Wija Kusuma Awards. Presentation of the awards was conducted at the Cul-

tural Hall following the raising flag ceremony and celebration of the proclamation minutes at the Astina Gianyar Square simultaneously with the delivery of a gift to veterans, and preservation assistance of traditional arts to 25 art troupes throughout Gianyar Regency. It was also resumed with the prize presentation to the winners of some competitions held in the series of the Independence Celebration by the Regent of Gianyar, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati. Related to the Wija Kusuma Awards, the regent said those awards denoted the manifestation of appreciation toward dedication of the artists in Gianyar in developing and promoting earnestly the arts in Gianyar Regency. It was expected such an award could further spur the artists in Gianyar to more develop the art potential and art creativity life in Gianyar Regency. (kmb16)

Job vacancies for 935 people is available Antara

DENPASAR – Work vacancy exhibition which consists of 32 private companies will be able to employee approximately 935 people. AA Putra Adi, the head of workforce development and placement division on Bali Work, Citizen and Transmigration Department, said “the job seekers who are interested with the job vacancies are 1,400 people.” He also said that currently, the companies are in the process of selecting the qualified person after they entered their job application on the work vacancy exhibition which was held on August 7th and 8th 2010. The recruiting process by the companies will take few weeks and there is great hope that all the job vacancies will

be filled by the unemployment. Putra Adi said that the companies which are taking part in the job vacancy exhibition must give full report to the department regarding the recruitment process. The companies are opening various vacancies starting from staff level through manager with the education qualification started from senior high school through fresh university graduates. The similar activity was done in 2009 where 1,235 job seekers took part in the exhibition and 270 of them are now working in the companies. Many vacancies were not filled because the applicants were not qualified. Currently, the number of unemployment in Bali is 75,635 people or 3% from the total workforce which is 2,116,972 people. The number increase compared to last year which was 66,470 people.


This photograph taken on August 17, 2010 shows Balinese men participating in a game of tug-of-war in Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali during celebrations to mark the country’s 65th Independence Day.

RI’s Independence at Embassy in New Delhi

Ambassador Andi M. Ghalib: Soft power diplomacy most effective New Delhi (Bali Post)—

For the first time in history, the anniversary of the RI’s Independence in the Indonesian Embassy in New Delhi was attended by cultural envoy from Bali. It made the 65th anniversary of the Indonesian Independence in the Embassy in New Delhi, India, turned more special, last Tuesday (Aug 17). It was not only attended by the Indonesian citizens in India and staff of the Indonesian Embassy, but also 70 artists from the Island of the Gods, namely the artist of the Denpasar Institute of Hindu Dharma (IHDN) and Hindu University of Indonesia (Unhi) Denpasar. The presence of such cultural envoy initiated by Director General of Hindu Religious Guidance Affairs, Ministry of Religious Affairs of the RI had a strategic significance for further efforts to establish close relationship of Indonesia to India. As a result, the heirloom red-white flag waved at the Indonesian Embassy to India in a solemn procession. A total of 200 residents of Indonesia, including cultural envoy from Bali celebrated the 65th anniversary of the RI’s Independence. In relation to celebration the cultural envoy from Bali performed some art compositions before the Indian society in the form of Ramayana ballet show, last Wednesday (Aug 18) evening, in the reception of the 65th Anniversary of the RI’s Independence that was also attended by Minister of Coal of India Mr. Shriprakash Jaiswal as the chief guest. Indonesian Ambassador to India Andi M. Ghalib serving as the inspector of the ceremony said what undertaken by the art envoy of Bali posed one of the forms of soft power diplomacy. In this 21st century, soft power diplomacy was the most effective and strategic. According to him, what performed by the artists of Bali under the initiative of Directorate General of Hindu Guidance Affairs denoted one of the soft power diplomacies. Diplomacy by such cultural and educational approach was very effective because it directly touched the hearts of the community. “By undertaking such an approach, I do expect the

friendly relations between the two countries, namely India and Indonesia, could firmer in the future in various fields, including in the field of culture,” said Andi M. Ghalib while adding, moreover if presented in the form of cultural mission as the Ramayana Ballet that had been already very familiar in the heart of Indian society. In the history of celebration of the RI’s Independence in the Embassy of Indonesia in New Delhi, India, added the Ambassador, was first attended by an art troupe from Bali in the framework of the cultural mission. “It is a historical moment. Hopefully, this good cooperation could continue to several countries,” said the Ambassador Andi Ghalib. Meanwhile, Director General of Hindu Religious Guidance Affairs, Prof. Dr. IBG Yudha Triguna, strongly supported the idea of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that the soft power diplomacy was necessary to carry out. Therefore, the Director General of Hindu Religious Guidance Affairs interpreted it into a relationship of cooperation in the field of religion and religious education between Indonesia (IHDN and Unhi Bali) and the Indian government. To warm up the cooperation the Directorate General brought along with the artist entourage from Bali performing a number of religious art where one of them was Ramayana ballet while attending the flag raising ceremony of the 65th Anniversary of RI’s Independence in the Indonesia Embassy to India. By the presentation of Ramayana ballet the neighborhood relationship of Indonesia to India was expected to be increasingly intimate. Similarly, the brotherhood of the Indonesian Hindu relations to India would be getting tighter and closer. On the other hand, Mr. Andi M. Ghalib said the challenge of diplomat in years to come was not easy. On that account, he expected the diplomats continued to learn more and enhance themselves by science and technology. “Let establish cooperative relationship to India having a population of 1.2 billion in every field. Thus, the success of the two countries in all fields could be achieved,” expected Mr. Andi M. Ghalib. (08)

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Bali News


Thursday, August 19, 2010


Thirty Convict Get Remission One Release Straight Away Tabanan (Bali Post)

A number of prisoners from Class IIB Tabanan Public Prison got remission on the Independence Day 65th Birthday last Tuesday (17/8). From 129 convicts, 30 of them got lessen jail times from 1 month to 6 months. One of them, Wayan Winasa, got a remission to be freed on that day. Head of Tabanan Public Prison, Kristiyanto Wiwoho, mentioned that they got these remissions as they have completed the rules as stated, “There was a clear rule for that. We asked those who obeyed to get remission through Bali Law and Human Rights Department Office and continue it to the Law and Human Rights Ministry in Jakarta. The result is seen today.” Meanwhile, Tabanan Regent Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti in this opportunity explained, every Independence Day birthday, the country gives their interest to the guided residents in a form of remission, “The remission given, besides to celebrate Independence Day, it is also to give an honor to those convicts who showed their

positive attitude and a motivation to those who are still going through their jail times.” The Regent also hoped the convict who was freed straight away can continue his daily lives while for those who got remission or not yet stayed in the prison make this Independence Day birthday a momentum to always have an attitude not going out from the rules. She also gave a message to go through these jail times patiently and truthfully so with these positive attitudes guidance will give positive results later on also for the country itself. The remission giving ceremony was also attended by Vice Regent Komang Gede Sanjaya, source of Muspida Tabanan and also official for the environment in Tabanan Region Government. Meanwhile the Indonesian Independence Day flag ceremony (Proclamation Seconds) was held at Alit Saputra Field in Tabanan with the Regent as the Ceremony Inspector. In the afternoon it was continued by taking down the flag to be saved. (gap)

Develop Alternative Destination

Culture And Tourism Ministry Forms Tour Pattern Jakarta (Bali Post) –

Culture and Tourism Agency (Kemenbudpar) formed tour pattern to develop alternative destination so there are more new tourism destinations. “We are creating routes patrons in hoping we can spread or break tourism destinations so it’s not only focusing in Bali or Yogyakarta,” Kemenbudpar Tourism Destination Genereal Director, Firmansyah Rahim, in Jakarta explained last Tuesday (17/7). According to Firmansyah, the tour pattern is also formed to increase tourism competition in Indonesia. The patron formed is to map and arrange sources, potentials, diversification and differentiation on tourism products that can became good tourist package either for foreign tourists or local tourists, “We start to arrange tour pattern this year and targeted there are ready patrons end of this year to be given to tourism businesses as a guide to make tourist packages.” He clarified, this routes arrangements are needed to accommodate those capacity who couldn’t get to

their destination. He gave an example, in the midyear holiday, almost all hotels in Bali are full and to accommodate those who didn’t get Bali’s quota needs an alternative destination needs to be developed, “Through tour pattern, those tourism businesses can make tourist packages to other destinations to move those tourists to not only focus in one place.” Besides that tourist will be more advantaged as they get new alternative destination outside Bali and Yogyakarta and so his side are facilitating meetings with the people in forming this routes, “To create this tour pattern we need famtrip to examine it.” The development involved circuits, route pattern, tour itinerary, corridors, etape, tracks, routes, safari and development pattern for new tourist attraction (diversification). If it’s all done, then the result will be given to tourism businesses for tourist packages guidance, “This was our program this past 5 years, we will evaluate it routinely and if it’s not selling then we have to make a new one.” (010)


A health officer gives vaccine to the dog.The government is trying their best to prevent the spread of rabies in Bali and one of them is by giving vaccination to the dogs throughout the island.

Gianyar Prison Overcapacity Gianyar (Bali Post) –

Gianyar National Jailhouse is overcapacity. The number of prisoners is more than the number of cells there are. This caused prisoners to overcrowd each cells. This was revealed during a ceremony on giving remission to some convicts in the jailhouse last Tuesday (17/8). The remission given by the country was given by the Gianyar Regent in celebrating Indonesian 65th Independence Day. Five convicts class IIB in this jailhouse got themselves public remission. Two of them were Ida Bagus Gede Adi Kusmira and Wayan Sudiarsa who were straight away freed. This agreement was given out in Law Minister Agreement and Indonesian Republic Human Rights Number 16.545.PK.01.01.02 Year 2010 on Public REMISSION Giving Year 2010. Bali Post learnt that there are 56 prisoners in this jailhouse. From that 11 are convicts while 45 are prison-

ers. From this total, the capacity of Gianyar Jailhouse is only accommodating 30 people so it is overcapacity. Head of the Jailhouse, Made Suwendra, Bc. IP, S.IP, SH when met didn’t deny about the condition. That overcapacity was based on an agreement by World Organization Board like the United Nations. Even though, this overcapacity didn’t cause difficulties for prisoners to sleep. Now from the total 56, two are freed as they got remission. Met separately, the convict who got remission, IB Gede Adi Kusmira stated his happiness to breathe fresh

air again after jailed 2 years on a cover up case. This remission was his second and that morning the Bangli convict had his family picked him up. He admitted his guidance process in the jailhouse gave him happiness as he got motivation and a family like guidance. This Rent Car businessman doesn’t want to go back after being freed. Suwenda added, this remission was given based on some rules that has to be completed by convicts such as administration rules and kind attitudes during guidance in that jailhouse. (kmb16)

Be Thankful of Independence

Patriot Family Dine Together at Curastana Garden A unique tradition always did by the veteran and heroes families in Buleleng every Independence Day celebration. All the elderly and their kids came to Curastana Heroes Garden Tomb at Singaraja to give offerings just like any religious ceremonies. What’s more, after those were prayed over the graves, they then take it to be eaten in the garden tomb which made it seen crowded just like a tourist place from morning until afternoon.

While the officials did a flag ceremony at the Taman Kota (City’s Garden), the sheroes’ families and veteran came from allover Buleleng. Besides as appreciation for the ancestors who died in the wars, this simple ritual is also to be thankful of Indonesian independence that has to be seriously defended. “We have a ritual to celebrate this Indonesian Independence Day,” a resident from Banjar Tegal, Singaraja explained.

Dewa Ketut Anom, a family from Panji Village, after praying mentioned, this ritual is done every year. His purpose is to give an offering to his mother’s soul as a fighter. This praying is also as his form of love and devotion of service and dedication of those fighters who win over this independence, “Yes every year I brought father to pray here and as the continuing generation also gives offerings as a form of love to those veteran fighters.” (ole)



Thursday, August 19, 2010


Australia’s Labor to scrape back into power Reuters

CANBERRA – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Labor government will narrowly win Saturday’s election, a Reuters Poll Trend showed on Wednesday, paving the way for a controversial mining tax and a possible carbon trading scheme. Australia’s small Greens party, on course to gain the balance of power in the Senate upper house, said it would seek to toughen the mining tax if Labor wins. The proposed 30 percent tax on iron ore and coal, forecast to raise A$10.5 billion ($9.5 billion) over two years starting 2012, has been signed off by mining giants BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Xstrata, but is opposed by much of the rest of Australia’s key mining sector. The Greens’ stance could force the government to negotiate some changes. The Greens want to raise an extra A$2 billion a year, but party leader Bob Brown said they would not block the tax if it did not secure its changes. “All I can do is say we will negotiate strongly, inject better ideas into the mining tax proposals Labor has, and I think we will get a dividend,” Brown told the National

Press Club. “Given that option, you don’t have to be Einstein to know that the Greens will be going with the Labor Party alternative.” A Labor victory would also see a possible carbon trading scheme to combat climate change from 2012 and ensure construction of a $38 billion fiber-optic national broadband network. The LiberalNational opposition opposes all three policies. CLOSE ELECTION With two days of campaigning left and economic management a key issue, the opposition on Wednesday promised a budget surplus of A$6.2 billion by 2012-13, almost double the government’s forecast surplus of A$3.5 billion. Australians are historically wary of government borrowing due to high levels of personal debt and home ownership, so the opposition also promised to cut the country’s A$90 billion ($81.5 billion) debt by a third within four years. “The coalition has the courage and commitment to draw a line in the sand and stop Labor’s reckless spending and waste,” opposition treasury spokesman Joe Hockey said.


This image released by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency on August 18, 2010 and reportedly taken from a Chinese website shows people looking at a crashed unidentified small aircraft in northeastern China’s Liaoning province’s Fushun county, which reportedly killed the pilot, according to unnamed Chinese government sources.

Aircraft crash in China could be N.Korea fighter jet: report Agence France Presse

BEIJING - Investigators are probing a crash involving an unidentified small aircraft in northeast China, state media said, amid reports on Wednesday that it could have been a North Korean fighter plane. China’s Xinhua news agency said the plane which crashed in Liaoning province’s Fushun county “might be” a North Korean jet, citing unnamed Chinese government sources.

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks to members of the public during the peoples’ forum held in Brisbane, Australia, Wednesday, August 18, 2010.

“The aircraft crashed into a civilian makeshift house, leaving no Chinese dead or injured. The pilot died on the spot,” the report said, adding that Beijing was “communicating” with Pyongyang on the incident. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, citing intelligence sources, said the aircraft appeared to be a North Korean fighter jet and that the pilot had been killed. It had earlier identified the aircraft as a helicopter. Yonhap quoted a source as saying the pilot of the plane — possi-

bly a Soviet-era MiG-15 — may have lost his way while attempting to fly to Russia to escape from North Korea. China, an ally of Pyongyang, has a repatriation pact with North Korea, which could have been why the pilot decided to choose Russia as a destination, the report added. Photos that appeared to show the crash site, posted on the Internet, showed what looked like a fighter plane with the North Korean flag painted on the body of the jet. South Korea’s military said the plane was more likely a MiG-21, cit-

ing radar detection by its air force of the aircraft leaving a military airbase in the North Korean city of Sinuiju, near the border with China. “Radar images show the North Korean aircraft took off from the air base in Sinuiju,” said an official in Seoul, who asked not to be named. “According to the images, it appears to be a MiG-21,” the official said. The number of North Korean soldiers defecting from the impoverished, reclusive state has increased in recent months as food shortages deepen, Yonhap said.

40 dead in Philippine bus accident Agence France Presse

BAGUIO, Philippines - Forty people were killed when a packed bus plunged into a deep ravine in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, authorities said. The bus carrying 49 Filipinos had just left the mountain resort city of Baguio when its brakes failed, local fire chief Senior Superintendent Richard Villanueva told AFP. Provincial police chief Wilben Mayor told reporters 40 people were killed instantly. He said nine people were injured, includ-

ing the conductor who survived by jumping out of the door before the vehicle flew off the cliff. “The driver tried to ram the bus into a mango tree to prevent it from falling, but failed,” the conductor, John Patrick Flores, who escaped with only bruises, told reporters. Police Senior Inspector Leo Guay, who led the search and retrieval operations, said the destroyed vehicle had come to a rest on its side on shrub-covered ground. He said the steep slope made it difficult for rescuers to retrieve the mangled bodies from inside the wreckage. Guay said police were in the pro-

cess of informing relatives of all the victims, but said no one from the company that owned the bus had so far come forward to help. Baguio is about 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of Manila, and is a popular tourist destination because of its rich tribal culture and cool weather. Road accidents, often involving

old buses and careless drivers, are common in the Philippines. Fifteen people were killed last month when a bus slammed into a concrete wall in Cebu, the Philippines’ second biggest city. Twenty-one people, among them Iranian medical students, were killed a month earlier, also in Cebu, when a bus fell off a cliff.

Rescuers try to remove bodies of bus passengers from the wreckage after it plunged into a deep ravine in the village Bangaan, Sablan town, province of Benguet in northern Philippines on August 18, 2010 killing 35 people.


Hotel Activities


Thursday, August 19, 2010


Workshop on human rights handling IBP

MANGUPURA—A total of 65 participants from the members of Kuta Executive Club (KEC) and Bali Villas Association (BVA) attended the technical guidance workshop on the Human Rights Handling, last Friday (Aug 6) at Puri Saron Hotel, Seminyak. The workshop entitled “Conflict Transformation: Alternative Solutions in Handling Human Rights Problems” presented some speakers

such Prof. Dr. Hafid Abbas and Dr. Adhi Santika, Ph.D. from the Ministry of Justice & Human Rights. Such one-day workshop was opened by the Head of Badung Government Tourism Office, I Made Subawa. The workshop itself was organized by Research and Development Agency of Ministry of Justice and Human Rights in cooperation with Dharma Sthapanam Foundation and supported by KEC, BVA and Puri Saron Hotel.

bvilla went folk, celebrating Indonesia’s Independence Day

Certificate of Commendation IBP

KUTA - Hard Rock Hotel Bali Management and Security Team were honored by the Force Protection Detachment of US Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia for their outstanding support. The certificate was presented by Mr. Scott M.

Bernat, Chief of US Military Security of the Force Protection Detachment of US Embassy Jakarta on Wednesday (21/7) in the presence of the hotel’s General Manager Andrew Khoo, Mhcima, band members and Capt. Fahmi Attamimi, the new Chief of Tourist Police of Denpasar City Police. “We are

IMIGRATION Australian Consulate General Jalan Tantular 32 Renon Denpasar Phone: +62 361 241118 Fax: +62 361 221195 (General) +62 361 241120 (Immigration)

proud for being recognized for our outstanding support. This will become our motivator to improve on the quality of our security services and maintain close coordination with the Police and local government security,” says Putu Sukertya, the Security Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Bali.

SEMINYAK, Bali – Celebrating Indonesia’s 65th Independence, guests of bvilla enjoyed playing folk games on Tuesday, August 17. There was no reason to hold back. Indonesians and foreigners had the ultimate fun in bvilla. Guests, including from the neighboring villa complex, bvilla+pool and bvilla+seaside, gathered at the +spa lounge of the bvilla+spa to participate with villa staff on this celebration of freedom. Guests from England, Australia, and France were snacking on Indonesian traditional snack “jajanan pasar”, while listening to the Indone-

Honorary Consulate of Spain Komplek Istana Kuta Galleria Blok Vallet 2 No 11. Jalan Patih Jelantik Kuta, Bali Phone +62.361.769 286 USA Consulate Agency Jalan Hayam Wuruk No. 188 Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.222 426

Royal Danish & Norwegian Mimpi Resort Jimbaran, Bali Phone +62.361.701 070

Consulate General of Japan Jalan Raya Puputan No. 170 Renon, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.227 628

The Czech Republic Jalan Pengembak No. 17 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.286 465

Honorary Consulate of British Jalan Tirta Nadi No. 20 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.270 601

France Consulate Agency Jalan Merta Sari Gang II No. 8 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.285 485

Swiss and Austria Consulate Jalan Patih Jelantik, Komplek Pertokoan Istana Galleria Phone +62.361.751 735

The Federal Republic of Germany Jalan Pantai Karang No 17 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.288 535 The Republic of Hungary Jalan By Pass No 219 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.287 701 Italian Consulate Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai Jimbaran, Bali Phone +62.361.701 005 Honorary Consulate of Mexico Jalan Mohamad Yamin 1 A, Renon, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.223 266 Honorary Consulate of The Netherlands Jalan Raya Kuta 127, Bali Phone +62.361.761 506

sian independence history being told. Various Indonesian folk games such as running with spoon and marbles, plugging a nail in a bottle and many more were played by the foreign guests teamed up with bvilla employees. Sixteen guests and tens of staff shared good laughs throughout the day. “I can’t believe you guys have such fun traditions for celebrating national day!” said one guest before she bit the spoon and ran from the lobby down to the +spa. Prizes to win included a romantic dinner in the villa, couple’s massage, and bottle of wine.

HOSPITAL Denpasar There are 4 major hospitals usually used by foreigners Denpasar General Hospital (RSUP Sanglah), Kasih Ibu Hospital, Rumah Sakit Wongaya and Rumah Sakit Dharma Husada. RSUP Sanglah is the main provincial public hospital. Its facilities have improved since the emergency ward had been built in 1991. Difficult/critical cases would not become a problem anymore since it has complete equipments. It is located on Jl. Kesehatan Selatan 1 Sanglah Denpasar with : Phone : 227 911 – 15 Fax : 226 363

Honorary Consulate of Brazil Jalan Legian No. 186, Bali Phone +62.361.757 775

Kasih Ibu Hospital is a private hospital which caters for less serious cases such as diarrhea, intestinal disorders, anemia, asthma and minor accidents. Kasih Ibu is also equipped to care for pregnant women. This hospital is located on Jl. Teuku Umar 120 Denpasar. Phone : 223 036 Fax : 268 690.

Honorary Consulate of Thailand Jalan Raya Puputan Renon 81, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.263 310

Rumah Sakit Wongaya (Public Hospital; Psychiatric Unit) Jl. Kartini, Denpasar. Phone : 222 142.

Embassy of India Jalan Raya Puputan Renon 42-44, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.241 978 Honorary Consulate of Sweden anf Finland Segara Village Hotel, Jalan Segara Ayu, Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.282 223 Honorary Consulate of Malaysia Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Bali Phone +62.361.752 520

TAXIS Praja Taxi : (0361) 289090 Bali Taxi : (0361) 701111 Ngurah Rai Taxi : (0361) 724724 Pan Wirthi Taxi : (0361) 723366 Komotra Taxi : (0361) 758855



Thursday, August 19, 2010

Train collides with lorry, 21 injured Agence France Presse


Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R) welcomes Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari during their meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on August 18, 2010.

Russia hosts Karzai, Zardari for Afghan summit Agence France Presse

SOCHI - Russia on Wednesday hosted Pakistan’s embattled President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan leader Hamid Karzai for a rare summit aimed at coordinating efforts to improve security in Afghanistan. The three countries all have a troubled history of relations but Russia will want the meeting to show it is playing a constructive role in improving security in a region where historically it has had a major influence. Russia, still haunted by the Soviet Union’s war in Afghanistan which cost over 13,000 Soviet lives and ended in a humiliating pullout in 1989, has kept a wary distance from the troubles of NATO forces in the country. President Dmitry Medvedev was holding bilateral meetings with both Karzai and Zardari before the full summit gets underway in the Black Sea resort of Sochi at 1000 GMT, Russian officials said. Also taking part will be Tajikistan President Emomali Rakhmon, whose country borders Afghanistan. “Let me once again thank you for your concern for Afghanistan,” Karzai told Medvedev in their bilateral meeting. “Afghanistan will need the support of friends and great countries like Russia.” Medvedev said Russia backed the Afghan government’s fight against Taliban insurgents and also emphasised that Russia was prepared to develop economic relations with Afghanistan. “We live in the same region — this creates common problems and common prospects,” he said.

But the key aspect of the meeting is rare bilateral encounter between Zardari and Karzai, whose country has consistently accused Pakistan’s powerful intelligence agency of supporting Taliban insurgents. Pakistan has reacted furiously to the allegations, particularly after Karzai declared in July that “this war is in the sanctuaries, funding centres and training places of terrorism which are outside Afghanistan.” Karzai’s spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told AFP that Karzai and Zardari met earlier in the day, saying more details would be given later. Moscow had made clear it has no plans to send troops to Afghanistan but like several other ex-Soviet states has allowed NATO states to use its airspace for the transit of equipment. The meeting is the second such fourway meeting of the heads of state, the first taking place in the Tajik capital Dushanbe in July 2009. Medvedev’s foreign policy advisor Sergei Prikhodko said ahead of the meeting that Russia would be interested in delivering helicopters to Afghanistan. “The question of the delivery of Rus-

sian helicopters will be discussed, if it is raised by the Afghan side,” he added, the Interfax news agency said, adding that Afghanistan required 100 additional choppers. Kremlin sources told the agency that such a move could put Russia in direct competition with NATO states also interested in the contract, but the whole issue of financing also had to be addressed. The Pakistan leader’s visit that has been cut to only a few hours after he was heavily criticised at home for his handling of the devastating floods that have caused a humanitarian crisis. Zardari had originally been planning a two-day visit to Russia but the situation with the floods means his visit has been cut to a few hours and he will not even attend lunch, officials in Islamabad have said. Moscow is not a traditional ally of Islamabad, not least because of its historically close ties to Pakistan’s traditional foe India. Tensions also still linger over the Pakistani secret service’s backing of mujahedeen insurgents against Soviet forces in the 1980s.

LONDON – A passenger is in a critical condition in hospital after a train collided with a sewage tanker at a railway crossing in Suffolk, emergency services said. Twenty people were injured when the front carriage of the two-car train came off the tracks late Tuesday after smashing into the lorry in the village of Little Cornard, near Sudbury. Witnesses said they heard a sound like a bomb exploding when the train and truck collided at 5.35 pm (1635 GMT) and then saw dazed passengers covered in blood wandering around near the scene of the accident. The lorry burst open on impact, spilling sewage across the tracks but the train carriage did not tip over. “There was a very, very loud bang. I’ve never heard anything like it. I thought it was an aeroplane crash or a bomb going off,” said Jack Barnett, 65, a retired lorry driver who lives close to the scene of the crash. The driver of the lorry was arrested on suspicion of several rail-

way safety offences. Drivers wanting to use the unmanned crossing have to phone railway authorities from the site to obtain permission. A 58-year-old man trapped on the train sustained life-threatening injuries and is in intensive care, said British Transport Police (BTP). Twenty other people were hurt but their injuries were not life-threatening. Five of them were taken to Colchester General hospital with injuries including broken ribs, back pain and heavy bruising. The recovery operation and investigation into the collision continued Wednesday, when a 130tonne crane was to be taken to the site. Following yesterday’s rescue operation, our main task today will be to gather physical and technical evidence,? said Deputy Chief Constable Paul Crowther. “We were unable to access the train cab last night, but once the train has been secured today, we will be able to do that.” Moving the train would pose “a significant challenge”, BTP said.

Latest... From page 1 The provincial civil affairs office sent tents and clothing to the area, but it is not known when the aid and rescue workers will get there. Xinhua said the mudslides tore away a bridge on the Nujiang river, which saw its water level surge by 6 meters (19 feet). China regularly suffers devastating summer floods, but this year has been the worst in a decade, with cities washed away in the northeast and northwest of the country. The storms have caused tens of billions of dollars in damage.

The worst recent landslides have been in Zhouqu in Gansu province, where at least 1,287 people were killed as a mudslide crashed through the city on Aug. 8. The government says another 457 people are still missing from that disaster. On Wednesday, Vice Premier Hui Liangyu urged authorities to focus on resettlement of survivors in Zhouqu. He said more shelter and medical services were needed, according to Xinhua. Hui said schools should resume classes when the fall semester starts in a few weeks.

18 children... From page 1 A cloudburst 12 days ago in the northern Indian region of Ladakh killed 189 people, with another 400 missing. Six foreign trekkers also died in the popular high-altitude tourist destination. Local people at the site of the disaster reached by telephone from Dehradun said that at least 35 students and up to six teachers and staff were in the building when it collapsed. “A massive rescue operation is under way,” Dass added, as hundreds of paramilitary troopers were rushed to the disaster site in Sumgarh town, some 450 kilometres (279 miles) from state capital of Dehradun. Piyush Rautela, who heads Uttarakhand’s disaster management agency, said six children had been plucked alive from the debris. Other houses in the area have also collapsed, causing an

unknown number of casualties, he added. Elsewhere in Uttarakhand, troops rushed to help thousands of Hindus who were stranded near a pilgrimage site after torrential rains Sunday washed away a key bridge on a highway, Indo-Tibetan Border Police spokesman Deepak Pandey said. “The situation improved today after the bridge was repaired for light vehicles and more than 2,000 people who were stranded in the open for the past three days can now reach their destinations,” Pandey told AFP in New Delhi. In Pakistan, foreign aid began flowing Wednesday to the 20 million victims of catastrophic floods there, but many remained without food or shelter as Islamabad responded slowly to their needs. Weather forecasts have signalled that some respite was due after three weeks of torrential rains killed at least 1,400 people.


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Thursday, August 19, 2010


France joins Indonesia in hunt for terror suspect Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - A French national wanted in Indonesia over alleged ties with Al-Qaeda-linked militants is also on the run from authorities in France, police in Jakarta said Wednesday. Frederic Jean Salvi — also known as Ali — came to the attention of Indonesian anti-terror police earlier this month after a raid on a bomb factory in West Java, during which they seized a car owned by him.

Police also confiscated explosives and suspected that the vehicle would be used as a car bomb. “He was involved in a radical organisation in France and is also on a wanted list there,” Indonesian police chief detective Ito Sumardi

said. “So we’ll have coordination with the French Interpol,” he said. Sumardi said the French national, who is believed to still be at large in Indonesia, is a member of Salafi Jihadi, although he did not give further details on the group. Police have arrested 102 terror suspects, detaining 66 of them, in a series of nationwide raids after discovering an extremist training camp in Aceh, northern Sumatra

RI, Malaysia need to solve common border soon Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia and Malaysia need to solve their common border problems soon and set clear borderlines in order to avoid further intrusions and other border conflicts that often cause tensions between the two countries. Indonesia should proactively seek agreements on its borders with neighboring countries like Malaysia and Singapore. “We have always talked about the problem of outlaying islands with neighboring countries but until now we have not yet been able to solve it so that conflicts often occur,” former president Megawati Soekarnoputri said. She made the statement in response to last week‘s incident when Indonesian patrol officers nabbed seven Malaysian fishermen for allegedly poaching in the waters of the Indonesian province of Riau Islands, around Bintang Island in particular. In a ‘reciprocal‘ action, the Malaysian water police came up to arrest three Indonesian patrol officers. Megawati, who is Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) leader, said the government should not merely always want to discuss geopolitical border problems but should also seek ways how to settle the border problems conclusively. “Unfortunately, however, our border problems were not touched in the state-of-the nation address of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday, Aug 16, 2010,” the former president said referring to the president`s address in connection with the 65th anniversary of Indonesia`s Independence Day. According to Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, the sea border problem with Malaysia near Bintan Island has remained unsolved until now because the neighboring country has kept on deferring negotiations to settle it.

He said that because an agreement on the common maritime borders had not yet been reached, incidents involving the two nations always occurred. Therefore, Indonesia is willing to discuss the matter with Malaysia soon. “We have not begun negotiations yet and have not yet reached an agreement on the borders of several sections of our common land and sea territories,” he said. However, Indonesia would soon discuss the border problem with Malaysia. “Indonesia is ready any time, but it is Malaysia that is not ready to discuss the problem,” said the minister after attending a flag-raising ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of Indonesian Independence at the presidential palace on Tuesday. The minister said Malaysia was not yet able to discuss the sea border issue with Indonesia since it had to settle a similar problem with Singapore first. However, Marty stated, the Indonesian government would always defend the country‘s sovereignty at any cost. “Our job is to secure national sovereignty. There can be no compromise in this regard,” he added. Natalegawa said Indonesian representatives at meetings with the Malaysian side on border affairs had often raised the question of Malaysian intrusions into Indonesian waters. “We always state our objections and concern to the Malaysian authorities. We have also urged them not to repeat the same mistakes in the future,” said the minister. In the meantime, Maritime and Fisheries Affairs Minister Fadel Muhammad said the government would soon make clear the borderlines between Indonesia and Malaysia following the arrest of Indonesian patrol officers by Malaysian police on Friday. “Following the incident we will arrange and make clear the borderlines between Indonesia and Malaysia,” the minister said. Fadel said that so far the borderlines between Indonesia and Malay-

sia were not yet clear, particularly in their water areas. For this case, he will make intensive coordination with the office of the minister for political, legal and security affairs and the ministry of transportation to discuss the border problem with Malaysia. Three Indonesian patrol officers, Asriadi (40), Erwan (37) and Seivo Grevo Wewengkang (26), were arrested when they intercepted a Malaysian fishing vessel which was allegedly poaching in the Indonesian waters of Riau Islands province. Indonesia on Tuesday morning repatriated the seven Malaysian fishermen who were arrested by Indonesian patrol officers last Friday. “The seven fishermen have been repatriated this morning,” Netty Herawati, mediator of the Indonesian Consulate General for Malaysia, said. The seven fishermen were repatriated using the Samudera Tiga ship, which left Batam at 8.30 a.m Indonesian Standard Time for Situlang Laut port of Johor Bahru. They were accompanied by Malaysian embassy staffers and Dewan Priyo Kusumo, a staffer of the Indonesian Consulate General in Johor Bahru. In the meantime, Malaysia has also released three Indonesian sea patrol officers who were arrested by Malaysian police. Netty said the three Indonesian officers were now returned to the Indonesian Consulate General in Johor Bahru. “The three are now in the office of the Indonesia Consulate General,” she said. The three marine officers, in fact, were already at the Indonesian consulate general in Johor Baru, Malaysia, Tuesday morning, to join an Independence Day flag hoisting ceremony. “So, our diplomatic efforts during the whole day yesterday have born fruit,” Minister Marty Natalegawa said meanwhile.

island, in February. Top radical Islamist preacher Abu Bakar Bashir was arrested last week for allegedly setting-up and funding the camp which involved Al-Qaeda-linked extremists who were plotting a wave of attacks in Jakarta. In a press conference today, police confirmed reports that Bashir had received tens of thousands of dollars in several installments from “a number of supporters” to fund

the terror plots. National police spokesman Iskandar Hasan said Bashir managed to collect more than one billion rupiah (over 100,000 US dollars) and gave the money to Dulmatin, one of the masterminds of 2002 Bali bombing who was killed in March. A police source told AFP this week that Bashir raised the money by distributing videos of the military-style training exercise.

Indonesia has completed surveys on its 13,000 islands Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia has conducted a survey on the number and naming of its islands, a senior official said. The survey shows that Indonesia only has about 13,000 islands that scatter from Sabang in the west to Marauke in the east. “The total number of our islands is only about 13,000. This figure is based on data of our latest survey,” Director General for Coastal areas and Small Islands, Sudirman Saad, said here on Tuesday. He said that the decreasing number of Indonesian islands had nothing to do with the surge of sea water due to global warming or with querying of sea sand. “This is only a matter of data accuracy. So far, no surveys on the number of islands in Indonesia have been conducted,” he said.

He said that accurate data on the number of Indonesian islands were obtained after the Maritime and Fisheries Ministry finalized the validity of its surveys on the naming of islands in the country. “The validation work has been completed. It was finished this year,” he said. He said that in 2012 all names of islands in Indonesia which total about 13,000 would have been registered with the United Nations. The government will also in the near future issue government regulation which among others include the names of islands in Indonesia, he said. “We hope that the government regulation would have been issued before the end of this year,” the director general said. It was earlier known that Indonesia, which had the longest coastal lines in the world, had 13,480 islands.

Vietnamese fishing boat seized for poaching Antara

PANGKALPINANG - A navy patrol ship has seized a Vietnamese boat for illegally fishing in Bangka Belitung (Babel) waters. The chief of the Bangka-Belitung naval base, Col Umar Arief, said here on Tuesday the skipper and 10 crews of the Vietnamese boat as well as the boat and fishing equipment had been taken into custody for legal processing. He said the navy patrol caught the Vietnamese boat while fishing in the Bangka waters. “The fishermen carried no documents for fishing in the Bangka-Belitung waters,” he said. He said the navy base kept intensifying its patrol to prevent illegal fishing by foreign fishermen who

used equipment which is more sophisticated than that used by local fishermen. “In general the foreign fishing boats use fishing equipment with a capacity of 1.500 tons of catch and therefore damaged bio-diversity including coral reefs,” he said. He said what was concerning was that foreign fishermen also used bombs in their illegal fishing activity. To minimize illegal fishing activity by foreing fisherment he called on local fishermen to increase their monitoring on the operations of foreign fishing boats. “If they see foreign fishing boats operating there they should report the naval base so that an immediate action could be taken against them,” he said.



Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bali Today Over 59,380 South Koreans visit Bali Antara

Balinese people walking in the side of the small road that usually use by travelers to get to tourism destination in Bali. Infrastructure of roads leading to tourist object stays to become a highlight of tourism stakeholders.

Road to Bali tourist objects apprehensive Bali Post

Malaysian tourists to Bali down by 6.23 percent Antara

DENPASAR — Infrastructure of roads leading to tourist object stays to become a highlight of tourism stakeholders. Chairman of the Bali Tourism Board (BTB), Ida Bagus Ngurah Wijaya, when committed face-to-face meeting with the Bali House stated that condition of several tourism supporting facilities in Bali were still apprehensive. “Infrastructure of roads to tourist objects in Bali remains apprehensive. We also see the promotion and reality in the field still in a lack of balance,” said Ngurah Wijaya, last Monday (Aug 16). He hoped the House could immediately address the issue. According to him, the problems could affect the tourist visit to the Island of the Gods. Moreover, competition in tourism industry against our neighboring countries turned quite strict. Nevertheless, Ngurah Wijaya affirmed that promotion of Bali tourism overseas was aggressive enough, even through the film starred by Hollywood actress Julia Roberts entitled “Eat, Pray, Love (EPL)” resulted in a positive imaging impact to the Island of Bali. “EPL film had a tremendous impact, even though the film has not been screened in theaters around the world. However, its impact is beginning to be felt, namely there is an increasing number of tourist

DENPASAR - More than 59,380 South Korean tourists visited Bali in the first half of 2010, putting the country in the sixth place as a source of foreign tourists to the resort island. Compared to the same period last year, the number of South Korean tourists visiting Bali in the first semester of 2010 fell 5.81 percent, head of the Bali Provincial Statistics Office Ida Komang Wisnu said. South Korean tourists were made up of 5.03 percent of the overall tourist arrivals in Bali in the first half of 2010 reaching 1,180,118, a 10.23 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Ida Komang said six out of top ten source countries of foreign tourists saw an increase

arrivals to Bali,” he said. It was also added that the impact of tourism in Bali did not only become the responsibility for tourism stakeholders, but also all residents of the Island of the Gods. “On that account, we expect all stakeholders to think about the sustainability of tourism in Bali in order it could be better and increase the tourist arrivals,” he said. Meanwhile, Deputy Head of Bali House, Ketut Suwandhi, said that his party would seek to coordinate with the executive, so that facilities and infrastructure to tourist objects, such as roads and other facilities could be improved properly. According to him, tourism was one of the mainstays of Bali in improving the economic income of local residents. Because, the sector was potentially able to absorb the handicraft industry carried out by rural communities. “We will follow up the matter as what presented by the tour-

ism components so that tourism infrastructure could be more improved,” said the people’s representative originating in the faction of Functional Group (Golkar) Party. Afterward, he also affirmed that Bali tourism sector had to be improved. Of course, it should be really poised with the infrastructure required by tourists. In the meantime, Chief of Badung Tourism Labor Union (FSP-Par) Putu Satyawira Marhaendra said the screening of EPL film would bring the tourism sector of Bali to a positive direction. “With the screening of the film, foreign tourists will not only know about the tourist attraction in Kuta and Nusa Dua. Even, they will also get information about some other interesting destinations. Ultimately, the imbalance of tourist visit rate felt by the operators of tourist attractions in Bali all this time, at least, could be resolved,” he explained. (par)

in the number of their citizens visiting Bali in the January-June 2010 period, while the number of tourist arrivals from the other four declined. The number of tourist arrivals from Australia rose 53.89 percent to 278,049 from 180,686, The Netherlands 40.53 percent to 36,082 from 25,676, Taiwan 13.10 percent to 65,589 from 57,994, Singapore 55.36 percent to 41,483 from 26,702, Britain 2.19 percent to 38,526 from 37,701, and China 0.33 percent to 98,258 from 97,930. Meanwhile, the number of tourist arrivals from Japan fell 22.29 percent to 119,772 from 154,071, Malaysia 6.23 percent to 69,251 from 73,853, South Korea 5.81 percent to 59,384 from 63,045, and France 7.67 percent to 42,211 from 45,716.

DENPASAR - The number of Malaysian tourists vacationing to Bali reached 69,251 during the first semester of 2010, a 6.23 percent decline compared to last year’s 73,853. “While the number of Malaysians to Bali have declined, they were still fourth on the list of top ten countries supplying foreign visitors to Bali,” Ida Komang Wisnu, head of Bali Central Statistics Office, said in Denpasar. He said that the Malaysian tourists coming to Bali to enjoy the scenery and Balinese cultural uniqueness arrived at Ngurah Rai Airport straight from Malaysia. “Only two of them came by boat,” Ida Komang Wisnu said. Malaysians to Bali last year reached 120,199, up by 5.99 percent compared to those in 2008. Ida Komang Wisnu added the Malaysians contributed 5.87 percent of the total number of 1,180,118 foreign tourists to Bali in the first six months of 2010. Their number in the first semester of 2010 was 10.23 percent higher than those is a 10.23 percent in 2009 or 170,595 foreign

tourists. Six of the top ten countries supplying the largest numbers of foreign tourists to Bali, had an increase in number, and four down. The six countries whose people have increased in visiting Bali were the Netherlands with an increase of 30.53 percent from 25,876 to 36,082 visitors, Australia 53.89 percent from 180,686 to 278,049. In the meantime, there were also increases in the number of visit from China with 0.33 percent from 57,994 to 98,257, followed by Taiwan by 13.10 percent from 57,994 to 65,589, Singapore 55.36 percent from 26,702 to 41,483, and the United Kingdom 2.19 percent from 37,701 to 38,526 tourists. The four countries, whose tourists visiting Bali have decreased, apart from Malaysia, are Japan down by 22.29 percent from 154,071 in the first semester of 2009 to 119,772 in the same period of 2010. Likewise South Korea saw a drop of 5.81 percent in the number of visits to Bali from 63,045 to 59,384, and France 7.67 percent from 45,716 to 42,211, Ida Komang Wisnu said.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Balinese Culture Traditional Sports:

Get the Experience as the Locals Do Aside from sightseeing to nature, leisure experience can also be obtained by enjoying some intriguing local traditions. There are light daily activities, hobbies, traditional sports and so forth. Many people do this just for getting the experience, not for the end result. Balinese community has several traditional sports and games. Probably, the only one display of those sports and games can be found in the annual implementation of Bali Arts Festival (BAF). It poses one of the media used to preserve and promote the treasure of cultural heritages together with other cultural elements. Such an endeavor is required to be introduced to modern generation. If they never know about those sports they will never appreciate theirs. Moreover, they now tend to be attracted by modern games that sometimes make their parents worried on account of characters played in the video games or the like. They may turn less patient or when having no money

to play the games it kindles them to commit crime. No matter small it is, it remains hazardous. However, it does not necessarily mean that modern games must be rejected. The key is that children should be persistently under parental control to minimize the negative impact because it also contains educational value. Meanwhile, traditional games will teach them how to get in touch with nature, prepare the tools, cooperate with others and tolerate friends. Here, their patience is required until the toys can be completed. In addition, their relationship will establish togetherness in the level of their understanding. Since most traditional games are played outside the house, so they can know better their surrounding environment and friends. These values enable them to enrich their outlook. There are a variety of traditional sports and games such as stilts, sack race, coconut-shell clog, tug-of-war, pulling areca-sheath and many others.


Balinese children playing traditional game.

When managed well, these traditional can create a good business. Craftsmen, for instance, can make the tools and their replica that may be taken advantage for souvenir by tourists. Moreover, if they are designed with the touch of Balinese ornamental styles they are going to give added value. In addition, the games like stilts (tajog) can become an optional attraction for tourists. Getting involved in the games of course will drive a pleasure of its own. Try change the orientation. If the games or sports usually played by the locals, let’s share them with our guests. Then, if the games usually played at smooth or even land can be played with a slight challenge such as by crossing shallow-watered river or even on the beach, near the edges of waves. With different condition and background along this challenge, it certainly becomes an attractive and unique adventure. Without doubt, there are more traditional games and sports that need exploring and discovering. These traditions actually are potential products becoming attractive games offered to visitors. While preserving, we can also offer something different from modern games offered by other destinations. If Bali will ‘go green’ with its organic agriculture, its tradition can also offer ‘ecofriendly’ attraction where it is unnecessary to exploit the nature excessively but it even can go hand in hand with the preservation of local tradition. One day, the treasures of traditional games and sports could be coalesced into a ‘traditional games park.’ Ultimately, let’s share the fun of our traditions by involving visitors in the experience as the locals do. (BTN/punia)

Shredded Tuna in Lemongrass:

Delighting in Richness of Sea Flavor Tuna poses one of the versatile fishes. Its taste consequently can be enjoyed in different delectable servings. One of them is through shredded flesh served in the flavor of lemongrass in combination with some other spices. Try to enjoy every single shred of this delicacy as side dish accompanying your regular steamed rice.

Ingredients: 250g fresh tuna flesh Ground spices: 8 cloves shallot, 3 cloves garlic, 1 slice aromatic ginger, 1 slice turmeric, 1 slice ginger, ½ tsp coriander, 2 pcs small chili, and ½ tsp salt Others: 200ml palm oil, 2 tbsp fried shallot, 1 tbsp fried garlic, 1 tbsp palm sugar, 3 stalks lemongrass (select its white part and finely sliced), 2 pcs kaffir lime leaf (finely sliced), 1 pc large chili and small chili (finely sliced) and 1 pc salam leaf. Method: ·

Boil the tuna flesh until cooked. Add 1 tsp salt

and salam leaf into the boiling water. Having been cooked, take out and cool it. The next step is shredding the flesh finely. ·

Fry the shredded tuna until rather dry and take

out. Leave a small quantity of oil on the frying pan for stir-frying the spices. ·

Stir-fry the spices until turning fragrant. Add

some salt, palm sugar and shredded tuna into the spices. Stir them evenly and add the sliced lemongrass, red and green chili. Stir again and wait until they run dry and spices can mix evenly. ·

Take out and it is ready to serve. Do not forget

to sprinkle fried chili, garlic and sliced kaffir lime leaf as garnish. (BTN/punia) C.045 ibp



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Ubud Traditional Art Market where the existence is not far different from other markets available in the tourism area. This market as a society economics center of Ubud and it is apposite to the existence of Ubud Empire that is called Puri Saren. The market is unfolding from west to easterly divided become two group with different purpose. There are two markets available at the same area those are one block at the Westside is for a traditional artistic market and another block located in the east as an everyday traditional fundamental market requirement. This market is opened every day about at 08:00 until 18:00, even some from them still open until nighttime. While the traditional market for the fundamental requirement is opened everyday at 06:00 - even before that there is morning market started at 04:00 morning. The art crafting are sold in this art market consisted of various crafting, from traditional until contemporary crafting which its price is relatively cheap. You can do the transaction directly to the merchant which generally can be bargained. All the crafting sold in this place you can bring home as souvenir like slipper, wood idol, bag, clothes, matting, painting and a lot of more. It is very simple way and easily to find Ubud Market since it is very famous among the Balinese and it is strategically located in the center of Ubud Village. This market is located just in the front of Ubud Palace with crowded of visitor who purchases the items every day.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010


BUSINESS Banking execs: Government needs to back mortgages Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The call from business for less government has a notable exception: the mortgage market.

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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan

Japan’s Kan to outline fresh stimulus measures: report Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan plans to flesh out new stimulus measures as early as September in a bid to safeguard a recovery threatened by a strong yen, a report said Wednesday. Additional employment programmes for young people, extra financing assistance for small and medium-sized businesses and measures to boost consumption have been proposed, the Nikkei daily said without citing sources. Officials are also discussing extending ongoing consumer incentive programmes for energysaving electronics, which expire at year-end, it said. The Kan administration is expected to tap unspent government funds worth up to 1.7 trillion yen (20 billion dollars) for the additional programmes and will likely avoid fresh bond issuance, the Nikkei said. However, the coalition partner of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan has asked for a fresh economic package worth 11 trillion

yen, with the Nikkei calling it a potential source of tough negotiations. The report came as Kan is set to meet Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa Monday to discuss steady appreciation of the yen, which recently hit 15year highs against the dollar, threatening a fragile export-led recovery. Speculation is rife that the central bank will face more political pressure to offer further easing policies. Fears that Japan’s recovery from recession is fading were heightened by weaker-than-expected gross domestic product data Monday, showing that the economy grew by an annualised 0.4 percent in April-June. That figure was down from a revised 4.4 percent in the previous three months, missing forecasts of 2.3 percent growth. The government hopes to submit an extra budget at an extraordinary parliament session in the autumn, aiming to enact it by the year’s end, the Nikkei newspaper said.

The Obama administration invited banking executives Tuesday to offer advice on changing the government’s role in backing the mortgage market. While they disagreed on the exact level of support needed, the group overwhelmingly advocated for the government to maintain a large role in the $11 trillion market. If the government pulled out, millions of Americans wouldn’t be able to convince banks to take the risk of giving them home loans, the executives said. Ending government support could lead to a spike in mortgage rates. That could deter many from buying homes, and banks, mortgage lenders and Realtors would lose money over time. “It will take on a different form, but there is a role for government,” Kevin Chavers, a managing director at Morgan Stanley, said in an interview. Most attendees agreed the time had come to do away with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Rescuing the two mortgage giants has cost the government nearly $150 billion so far. Bill Gross, the managing director for bond giant Pimco, suggested Fannie and Freddie should be formally merged into the government. He also called on the administration to allow millions of homeowners to automatically refinance their loans to help stimulate the economy. A more widely held view at the conference is for the government to do away with Fannie and Freddie, and instead provide a guarantee that mortgage investors get paid even if borrowers default in droves.

Figuring out a plan for Fannie and Freddie is also a political challenge for President Barack Obama and his party. Republicans have seized on the administration’s management of Fannie and Freddie to illustrate Democrats’ push for growing the reach of the federal government. While the banking industry has joined Republicans in criticizing the administration for instituting stronger regulations of Wall Street, they support the government playing a large role in the mortgage market. “There would be a lot of homeowners who wouldn’t be able to afford homes because we’d be dealing with higher interest rates.” said S.A. Ibrahim, chief executive of mortgage insurer Radian Group Inc. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pledged on Tuesday “fundamental change” to the structure of Fannie and Freddie. The mortgage giants profited tremendously during good times but burdened taxpayers with losses when the housing market went bust. He said the two companies weren’t the only cause of the financial crisis, but made it worse. Fannie and Freddie buy mortgages and package them into securities with a guarantee against default. They have ensured that millions of Americans can get home loans — even after the housing market collapsed. The two companies, the Federal Housing Administration and the Veterans Administration together backed about 90 percent of loans made in the first half of the year, according to trade publication Inside Mortgage Finance. Geithner did not offer a specific

exit strategy for Fannie and Freddie. But he said “it is our responsibility to make sure that we create a system that is not vulnerable to these same failures happening again.” The administration is expected to offer a plan next year. One option that dominated the discussion Tuesday is for the government to collect money from the mortgage industry and set up an insurance fund that could be used to cover losses during a severe downturn. This would prevent taxpayers from having to foot the bill for the industry. Some want the administration to take more dramatic actions. Gross said Fannie and Freddie’s function should be consolidated into one government agency that would issue mortgagebacked securities. Without such a solid guarantee, mortgage rates would soar, he warned. He also told the administration that the economic recovery required more government stimulus, particularly in the housing market. He suggested the administration push for the automatic refinancing of millions of home loans backed by Fannie and Freddie. Refinancing those loans at the lowest mortgage rates in decades would give Americans more money each month. That would boost consumer spending by $50 billion to $60 billion and lift housing prices by as much as 10 percent, he said. Without such stimulus in the next six months, Gross said, the economy will move at a “snail’s pace.” Obama officials say they do not plan to enact such a program, which has been the subject of intense rumors on Wall Street in recent weeks.

China to spend $3B on alternative energy, trees Associated Press Writer

BEIJING - China plans to invest $3 billion in the next 10 years to develop alternative energy fuels, combat desertification and prevent landslides. Wu Jian, a senior engineer with

State Forestry Administration, said at a news conference on Wednesday that the trees will fight climate change by absorbing carbon and will produce material for bio-diesel and ethanol fuels by 2020. The plan aims to have 23 percent of the country covered with forests in

10 years, a 3 percent increase from the current level. China is one of the world’s fastestgrowing economies and relies on coal to meet two-thirds of its energy needs. It has been under increasing pressure to take more forceful measures to curb releases of greenhouse gases.



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FILE This Feb. 17, 1998 file photo shows Dr. Laura Schlessinger posing during her morning talk show in her Los Angeles studio. AP Photo/Susan Sterner, File

Dr. Laura plans to end radio show at end of year Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES – Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the talk show host who recently apologized for saying the N-word 11 times to a caller on the air, said Tuesday she plans to give up her radio show when her contract is up at the end of this year. The conservative advice maven made the announcement on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” saying she wants to “regain her First Amendment rights.” Schlessinger said she’s not retiring or quitting. Instead, she said, she feels stronger and freer to say what she believes needs to be said. “I want to be able to say what’s on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry — some special interest group deciding this is a time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates and sponsors,” she said. Schlessinger apologized last week for saying the N-word several times in an on-air conversation with a caller whom she accused of being hypersensitive to racism. She

said on her website that she was wrong in using the word for what she said was an attempt to make a philosophical point. “To imagine that there are people who refuse to accept an apology because they have an agenda and would like me silenced — I’m done with that,” she said. During the on-air exchange, Schlessinger said the caller, who said she was black and married to a white man, was too sensitive for complaining that her husband’s friends made racist comments about her in their home. Schlessinger told King she “never called anybody a bad word” and “wasn’t dissing anybody.” Corinne Baldassano, an executive with Schlessinger’s production company, Take on the Day LLC, said the talk show host plans to pursue opportunities through her website, books, podcasts and a YouTube channel. At least two national sponsors of her radio program, General Motors Co., and Motel 6, owned by Accor SA, have pulled out, Baldassano said.

Lawsuit over Nirvana catalog sale settled Associated Press Writer

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FILE - In this June 1, 2010 file photo, Courtney Love attends Marina Abramovic’s ‘The Artist is Present’ exhibition closing party hosted by Givenchy at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

LOS ANGELES – Court records show a management firm and Courtney Love have settled a $1 million lawsuit over the profits of the sale of Nirvana’s publishing catalog. Love is the widow of former Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain. London & Co. sued Love two years ago, claiming she failed to share the earnings of a deal in which sold a portion of Nirvana’s catalog for nearly $20 million. Court records show attorneys for London & Co. and Love told a judge last Wednesday that they had settled and the case was dismissed. The Hole frontwoman has controlled many of the rights to Cobain and Nirvana’s work since his suicide in Seattle in 1994. Love’s attorney, James Janowitz, confirmed the settlement but said he could not provide any further details.


Jennifer Aniston and Motherhood at “The Switch” Premiere Los Angeles – Motherhood was on everyone’s mind on Monday, Aug. 17, at the Arclight Theatre in Hollywood, where Jennifer Aniston introduced her latest romantic comedy “The Switch” to the world. The film is all about a single, 40-year-old woman who decides to use artificial insemination in order to have a child. Aniston was joined at the fete by her co-stars Jason Bateman, who escorted his wife Amanda Anka, Patrick Wilson and a blue-haired Juliette Lewis, along with the film’s composer Alex Wurman and actor friends Jon Heder, Kathy Najimy, Ethan Suplee and Richard Portnow. But all eyes were on Aniston, who looked slim and lovely in a strapless two-tone Lavin minidress, as she walked the red carpet alone. Her solo status in real life is reflected in “The Switch,” but she’s not quite ready to follow her character into being a single mother. But choice for women is an alternative that Aniston insists is a viable option in the 21st century, as she told reporters at an earlier press conference. “The movie supports what’s sort of currently happening in our world today, that we as women have the choices and options of when and how to have children. Family isn’t necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot. It’s like love is love, and family is what is around you and who’s in your immediate sort of sphere,” she said. “What I love about this movie is that it’s saying it’s not the traditional sort of stereotype of what family, as a society, we’ve been taught. It’s evolved.” And as for the question about whether the ex-Mrs. Brad Pitt will ever have children of her own? Well, the 41-year-old superstar sticks by her past statements when it comes to that one. “I’ve said it years before. I’ve said it. I still say it as of today. Yeah, I would like to be a mother someday.” FWD101 Jennifer Aniston arrives at the Film Premiere of “The Switch” in Los Angeles, Calif. on Monday, August 16, 2010.

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Dylan to unveil new paintings in Denmark Agence France Presse

COPENHAGEN - American music legend Bob Dylan, who has turned to painting in his later years, will unveil a new set of works in Copenhagen next month, the National Gallery of Denmark announced Monday. Some 40 acrylic paintings and eight drawings from Dylan’s “Brazil Series” created especially for Denmark’s largest museum, also known as the Statens Museum for Kunst, will go on display from September 4 to January 30. “It was an honor to be asked and a thrilling challenge,” said the 68-year-old folk music icon better known for his songs such as “Mr Tambourine Man” and “Blowin’ in the Wind”. “I chose Brazil as a subject because I have been there many times and I like the atmosphere,” Dylan said in a statement published by the museum. His new paintings “show the scenes from daily life in the cities, the slums and the countryside in Brazil where Bob Dylan has been several times,” the museum’s curator and director, Kaspar Monrad told AFP. The collection includes depictions of wine growers, gypsies, politicians, gamblers and gangsters, “underlying the artist’s fascination for the diversity of this country,” Monrad added. Dylan’s style was “inspired by American realism from the start of the 20th century and deep affinity with painters... such as Matisse in the 1920s,” the curator said. It was the Danish museum that contacted Dylan’s

agent at the end of 2008 to invite him to paint a new set of works for the gallery, which Dylan worked on between 2009 and the first half of this year. “I’ve been to the National Gallery of Denmark and it definitely is an impressive art museum. It was more than a little surprising when I was asked to create works specifically for this museum,” Dylan said. Dylan displayed his last canvas collection “Drawn Blank Series” in Germany in 2007 and in Britain in 2008.

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Study: 1 in 5 US teenagers has slight hearing loss Associated Press Writer

CHICAGO – A stunning one in five teens has lost a little bit of hearing, and the problem has increased substantially in recent years, a new national study has found. Some experts are urging teenagers to turn down the volume on their digital music players, suggesting loud music through earbuds may be to blame — although hard evidence is lacking. They warn that slight hearing loss can cause problems in school and set the stage for hearing aids in later life. “Our hope is we can encourage people to be careful,” said the study’s senior author, Dr. Gary Curhan of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The researchers analyzed data on 12- to 19-year-olds from a nationwide health survey. They compared hearing loss in nearly 3,000 kids tested from 1988-94 to nearly 1,800 kids tested over 2005-06. The prevalence of hearing loss increased from about 15 percent to 19.5 percent. Most of the hearing loss was “slight,” defined as inability to hear at 16 to 24 decibels — or sounds such as a whisper or rustling leaves. A teenager with slight hearing loss might not

be able to hear water dripping or his mother whispering “good night.” Extrapolating to the nation’s teens, that would mean about 6.5 million with at least slight hearing loss. Those with slight hearing loss “will hear all of the vowel sounds clearly, but might miss some of the consonant sounds” such as t, k and s, Curhan said. “Although speech will be detectable, it might not be fully intelligible,” he said. While the researchers didn’t single out iPods or any other device for blame, they found a significant increase in high-frequency hearing loss, which they said may indicate that noise caused the problems. And they cited a 2010 Australian study that linked use of personal listening devices with a 70 percent increased risk of hearing loss in children. “I think the evidence is out there that prolonged exposure to loud noise is likely to be harmful to hearing, but that doesn’t mean kids can’t listen to MP3 players,” Curhan said.

The study is based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted by a branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings appear in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association. Loud music isn’t new, of course. Each new generation of teenagers has found a new technology to blast music — from the bulky headphones of the 1960s to the handheld Sony Walkmans of the 1980s. Today’s young people are listening longer, more than twice as long as previous generations, said Brian Fligor, an audiologist at Children’s Hospital Boston. The older technologies had limited battery life and limited music storage, he said. Apple iPod users can set their own volume limits. Parents can use the feature to set a maximum volume on their child’s iPod and lock it with a code. One of Fligor’s patients, 17-yearold Matthew Brady of Foxborough, Mass., recently was diagnosed with mild hearing loss. He has trouble hearing his friends in the school cafeteria. He ends up faking comprehension. “I laugh when they laugh,” he said.

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In this Aug. 13, 2010 photo, Matthew Brady, 17, of Foxborough, Mass., poses for a portrait in his home while wearing ear phones and displaying an iPod, Friday.

Malaysians use social media to bypass censorship Agence France Presse

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The XBox 360 console. Microsoft onTuesday unveiled a slew of videogames for play on smartphones running its new Windows 7 mobile software and said the devices will link to its Xbox 360 videogame consoles.

Windows 7 mobile phones will link to Xbox 360 consoles Agence France Presse

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a slew of videogames for play on smartphones running its new Windows 7 mobile software and said the devices will link to its Xbox 360 videogame consoles. “We’re really approaching this as we would a console, so we have to deliver the breadth of games and the quality people expect from Xbox,” Microsoft senior director of mobile gaming Kevin Unangst said.

“We’re going to bring a set of high-quality games and experiences, all using Xbox Live, to bear at the launch of the Windows Phone 7.” Xbox Live is an online community where people can play or get downloadable content using the Internet-linked Microsoft videogame consoles. Microsoft used a major Gamescom conference in Germany as a stage to introduce 50 titles ranging from virtual board games to extensions of popular Xbox 360 action games.

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia bumps along the bottom of international rankings for press freedom, but the explosion of social media like Twitter and Facebook is revolutionising how journalists work. Dissenting views, which for decades were screened out of the government-linked mainstream media, are now everywhere, including the blogosphere and mobile SMS messages, making repression extremely difficult. One veteran reporter with one of the country’s leading newspapers said that for most of his career it was virtually impossible to write about the opposition or any issues deemed off-limits by authorities. “But today, government MPs are forced to engage and debate their counterparts across the aisle in social media like Twitter and Facebook, allowing us to report on the opposition and avoid much censorship,” he says. “Where previously we had to accept at face value a minister’s version of events or policies, today their disgruntled aides and opponents are already tweeting or leaking details on Facebook, giving us uncensored access.” “Although the restrictions and controls are still in place, it’s become much harder to censor what the opposition or rights groups say in the media,” says the journalist who, due to the sensitivity of the issue, de-

clined to be named. Malaysia was ranked 131st out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) press freedom index, because of its tight controls on print and broadcast media. The watchdog says Malaysia prevents journalists from properly covering sensitive subjects such as corruption or human rights abuses, using a publishing permit system which allows it to shut down media outlets at will. After decades of such policies, selfcensorship became rife and political leaders hardly even needed to make the much-feared phone call to the news

room. But the seeds of change were sown in 1996 when the government pledged not to censor online content as part of a campaign to promote its information technology sector. Despite occasional raids, bans and government criticism, the web and online media remain relatively free. Today, Facebook fan pages highlighting political rallies and civil society forums, as well as Twitter exchanges with lawmakers, have reshaped the reporting landscape.


In a picture taken on August 15, 2010 a reader points to news on local news portals on the Internet in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia bumps along the bottom of international rankings for press freedom, but the explosion of social media like Twitter and Facebook is revolutionising how journalists work.


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Liverpool, Man City, Juve target Europa progress Agence France Presse


Young Boys’ Moreno Costanzo (C) vies for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur’s Wilson Palacios (R) during their Champions League Group Play-off first leg football match against Tottenham on August 17, 2010, at the Stade de Suisse, in Bern.

Spurs suffer Swiss scare in Champions League bid Agence France Presse

GENEVA - Tottenham Hotspur suffered a huge fright in their historic bid for a Champions League berth on Tuesday, losing 3-2 to Swiss side Young Boys in Berne in the first leg of their play off. Spurs got off to a nightmare start, going three down within the first half hour as the Bernese side took full advantage of their artificial pitch. The Premier League side later pulled two back through Sebastien Bassong and Roman Pavyluchenko and stifled the Young Boys’ ardour, easing the task for return leg on grass at White Hart Lane and leaving the Swiss underdogs to rue missed opportunities. Two minutes after the kick-off, Young Boys’ midfielder Senad Lulic set the tone, with a shot that bounced off the Londoners’ post with Heurelho Gomes beaten. The Bosnian took advantage of a kind bounce off another Bernese player’s back moments later to slot the loose ball past Gomes. But it swiftly became clear that the Swiss did not need a stroke of luck to get the better of Spurs’s unsettled defence. Young Boys Henri Bienvenu made it 2-0 in the 13th minute, after the Londoners lost the ball in midfield. A pass from the Swiss half split Tottenham’s

defence through the middle, allowing the Cameroon international to outpace Michael Dawson and wrong-foot Gomes with a deft finish. The Bernese seized a third a quarter of an hour later as Xavier Hochstrasser sneaked behind the Spurs left back to pick up a superbly weighted pass by Swiss international hope Moreno Costanzo. Tottenham nonetheless seized a vital away goal from a corner two minutes before half time. Bassong outleapt the Swiss defence and placed a sizzling header above Woelffli’s head. Playing with Pavlyuchenko instead of the lanky Peter Crouch upfront, Tottenham ultimately capitalised on the Russian’s previous experience of the speedy artificial pitch in the second half. Harry Redknapp brought on Niko Kranjcar for his largely in-

effective fellow Croat Luka Modric in midfield, allowing Spurs to dampen the Young Boys growing confidence, while Robbie Keane displaced Jermain Defoe. Pavyluchenko was both at the origin and finish of the flowing move with Keane that produced the Premier League side’s second goal in the 82nd minute. But the hungrier looking Swiss almost volleyed in two more on the break, adding to the warning signals for the return leg in London. “It might be easier for us to go there and attack rather than sit back and defend,” said Hochstrasser. “The first half hour wasn’t good enough, but we stuck together and sorted it out at halftime,” said Spurs centre-back Dawson. Both Tottenham and Young Boys are aiming for a historic first step into the Champions’ League.

PARIS - Liverpool, Juventus and big-spending Manchester City are three of the top-rank teams hoping to avoid an early curtailment to their European ambitions in the Europa League on Thursday. A welter of high-profile clubs from across the continent will compete in the first-leg matches of the tournament’s play-off round, all gunning for one of 37 slots in the group phase alongside defending champions Atletico Madrid. Roy Hodgson was on the losing side in last year’s final after leading Fulham to a surprise appearance in the decider, but the experienced English coach has since jumped ship to Liverpool. His new employers continue their assault on this season’s competition against Trabzonspor, and Hodgson says he will select holding midfielder Javier Mascherano to face the Turkish side despite his desire to leave the club. “Of course I would play him on Thursday,” said Hodgson, whose side drew 1-1 at home to Arsenal in their Premier League opener on Sunday. “He is a Liverpool player and I hope he will continue to be a Liverpool player. For me, he will always be available for selection until the day comes when he’s no longer here.” Liverpool and fellow giants Juventus had to come through the Europa League third qualifying round after both sides finished seventh in their respective domestic leagues last term. Juve saw off Irish side Shamrock Rovers to reach the play-off round and now face a meeting with Austrians Sturm Graz. “The draw turned out to be a tricky one for us,” said Juventus coach Luigi Delneri, who took over from Alberto Zaccheroni earlier in the summer.

“We can’t underestimate the task; I will field the best possible XI. I don’t know how far we can go, but we don’t want to set ourselves a limit.” Attention on City is likely to be intense, after they took their summer spending beyond 100 million pounds (120m euros) by completing the protracted signing of striker Mario Balotelli from Inter Milan last week. Balotelli could make his debut against Romanians FC Timisoara at the City of Manchester Stadium on Thursday.

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Liverpool’s Spanish forward Fernando Torres (L) chats to Manager Roy Hodgson during a training session at their Melwood training ground in Liverpool, northwest England, on August 18, 2010, on the eve of their UEFA Europa League Play-Off Round - First Leg against Trabzonspor.

Anelka scornful of France ban Agence France Presse

PARIS - France international striker Nicolas Anelka has poured scorn on the 18-match ban he received for swearing at coach Raymond Domenech during the World Cup, saying it made him laugh. “As far as I am concerned, this commission and all that is a joke, a sham aimed at saving face,” the Chelsea player told France-Soir after learning that he would bear the brunt of the sanctions for the debacle in South Africa. “I have already said that my international career ended on June 19 when I was expelled from (the French training camp of) Knysna. “They are just playing up to the gallery. They are real clowns these people. I’m dying with laughter.” The unprecedented sanction of an 18-match ban effectively meant that the 31-year-old firebrand would not play for his country again, but any lingering doubt has been removed by his disparaging comments. The French Football Federation’s disciplinary commission also handed out a five-match ban to World Cup captain Patrice Evra, three matches to vice-

captain Franck Ribery and one match to Lyon midfielder Jeremy Toulalan. Eric Abidal, the fifth player called before the commission - Ribery was not present as his club Bayern Munich refused to release him and Anelka, as expected, did not show up - convinced the commission that he was an innocent party and was absolved. The five players had been called to appear before the disciplinary commission over the strike that shamed the World Cup finals squad as they protested the expulsion from the squad of Anelka over his outburst at then coach Domenech. That happened at half-time in the team’s second game at the World Cup finals against Mexico with the game goalless, but with France’s hopes hanging by a thread. France went on to lose the match 2-0. Anelka’s verbal tirade against the embattled and unpopular Domenech was subsequently splashed across the front page of sports daily L’Equipe’s June 19 edition. However Anelka, who won 69 caps for his country, disputes that he used the same words and is suing the paper for defamation.



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Czech qualifier ousts top seed Jankovic at Montreal Agence France Presse

MONTREAL - Czech qualifier Iveta Benesova stunned Serbian top seed Jelena Jankovic 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the third round of the two million-dollar WTA Montreal Cup. The 27-year-old left-hander, who is ranked 75th in the world, began the year 2-9 before winning her second career WTA singles crown in May at Morocco. But Benesova had been 4-8 since then until ousting third-ranked Jankovic from the last major US Open tuneup event. “It was almost a perfect match for me,” Benesova said. “I was in the zone and focused on my game.” Just one week ago, Jankovic was ousted by a qualifier at Cincinnati in the third round of the other major tuneup for the year’s final Grand Slam event, which starts a week from Monday at New York. Benesova booked a date against the winner of a Wednes-

day match between Japan’s Kimiko Date Krumm, who beat Romania’s Monica Niculescu 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 6-2, and France’s Marion Bartoli, who beat Canada’s Valerie Tetreault 6-1, 6-0. Benesova’s highest-ranked prior victim had been fifth-ranked Mary Pierce of France in the second round of the 2006 Australian Open. Jankovic broke for s 5-3 lead but Benesova broke back in the next game and won the last three points in the tiebreaker, then traded early breaks with the Serbian star. Benesova broke in the

eighth game and held in the last to win. Also reaching the third round was Russian eighth seed Vera Zvonareva, who ousted Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2, 6-1. China’s Zheng Jie breezed past Slovenia’s Katarina Srebotnik 6-3, 62 to book a second-round match against France’s Aravane Rezai. Reigning US Open champion Kim Clijsters, who had a first-round bye, will open against Bethanie MattekSands, who ousted fellow American Melanie Oudin 6-1, 6-4.

Bidding begins for London Olympic Stadium tenants Associated Press Writer

LONDON – How London’s Olympic Stadium will be used after the 2012 Games is expected to be determined by the end of the year, with the formal process to find a tenant beginning Wednesday. The company in charge of ensuring the postgames success of the Olympic venues has given interested parties until Sept. 30 to lodge proposals and it wants to establish key terms for a long-term lease by Dec. 31. The 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies and athletics events, was due to be downscaled after the games to a 25,000-capacity venue mainly for track and field. But as interest grew in more widespread uses for the $840 million east London venue, the Olympic Park Legacy Company began a feasibility study which attracted more than 100 expressions of interest in three months. The two main potential investors to emerge so far are Premier League club West Ham, which wants to leave Upton Park, and American sports and entertainment giant AEG, which runs the former Millennium Dome site near the Olympic Park. “The stadium is at the heart of the Olympic Park and securing the most appropriate solution is crucial to our long-term aspirations for the area,” said Margaret Ford, who is chair of the Olympic Park Legacy Company. The legacy company wants the winning bidder to sign a long-term lease by March 31, 2011, and start revamping the stadium in November 2012. The aim is for events to resume on the site during 2014. Bidders have been told they must have “the financial capability to meet the costs of (the) transformation of the stadium ... and be able to demonstrate ongoing financial strength.” Research conducted by the legacy company showed that a capacity ranging between 25,000 and 60,000 seats

would be the most feasible. A warmup track must also be built, with UK Athletics wanting to stage top-level international meets at the stadium, including the world championships in 2015. World Cup soccer matches could also be staged there if England’s bid to host the tournament in 2018 or 2022 is successful. West Ham is bidding jointly with Newham — one of the four local boroughs encompassing the Olympic Park — to maintain a 60,000-seat venue with a running track. Discussions have also begun with crickets officials and UK Athletics. The Olympic stadium is being built on a 560acre site in a once-rundown industrial swath of east London, which is now witnessing one of Britain’s biggest regeneration projects in decades. The capital budget for the Olympics stands at $14.5 billion, nearly three times the original figure, and the additional cost of converting the park to its post-games look is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The legacy company is taking possession of the site without any debt burden.

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FILE - In this March 22, 2010 file photo released on Friday, March 26, 2010 by the London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority shows an aerial view of the Olympic Stadium, in Stratford, east London.

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Iveta Benesova, of the Czech Republic, celebrates her victory over the top seed, Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, during the first round of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, in Montreal.

Heated LeBron has “a lot of motivation” to beat Cavs Agence France Presse

MIAMI - Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has told GQ magazine that he will carry extra inspiration into his games against his former club, the Cleveland Cavaliers, after being called a quitter by the team owner. “I do have motivation, a lot of motivation,” James said in an article made public on Tuesday. James departed the Cavalaiers last month to sign a blockbuster six-year deal with the Miami Heat, joining friends Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and prompting anger from Cavaliers’ fans, some of whom burned replica James jerseys. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert called James “selfish”, “a quitter”, “narcissistic” and “selfpromotional” and said he felt betrayed by “the self-titled former king” leaving the team, vowing the Cavaliers would win their first title before James won his first NBA crown. The remarks brought Gilbert a 100,000dollar fine from the NBA and a tough response from James in the magazine article. “I don’t think he ever cared about LeBron,” James said of Gilbert to GQ. “My mother always told me: ‘You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You’ll get a good sense of their character.’ “Me and my family have seen the character of that man.” The two-time reigning NBA Most Valuable Player also rejected the quitter label Gilbert hung upon him for playoff failures. “Every night on the court I give my all, and if I’m not giving 100 percent, I criticize myself,” James said. James said he would still make his decision in a television special because the program raised 2.5 million dollars for a youth charity. It lured 10 million viewers but drew widespread criticism as being too far over the top.

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LeBron James, left, chats with Chris Paul during a basketball scrimmage by the U.S. national team at Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 in New York. James, who grew up in Akron near Cleveland, also noted how the larger city was not as beloved by the playmaker as was his hometown. “Clevelanders, because they were the bigger-city kids when we were growing up, looked down on us,” James said. “So we didn’t actually like Cleveland. We hated Cleveland growing up. There’s a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day.” The Cavaliers announced Tuesday they would make another break from the James era by changing their uniform logo and colors, darkening the “wine” color and brightening the “gold” hue compared to last year. “Cleveland” will also be displayed in block letters rather than script on the front of the jersey.


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Lorenzo: Yamaha eager to beat Rossi Jorge Lorenzo says Valentino Rossi’s move to Ducati gives him and Yamaha “great motivation” to beat his current teammate in 2011. Rossi has signed a two-year deal with the Italian manufacturer and Lorenzo is eager to show that he can defeat the seven-time MotoGP world champion. “Yamaha will do its maximum to beat him; more speed and engine power will be needed but we will work harder than ever,” said Lorenzo. “Next season will be a very interesting championship.” The Spaniard has shared a difficult relationship with Rossi as teammates, with a wall separating the riders in the Yamaha garage. “I didn’t like the wall,” Lorenzo said. “I would have expected more of Rossi from the human side, rather than a bigger exchange of technical information. He unintentionally

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Heidfeld released by Mercedes GP THE Mercedes GP team has confirmed that it has released Nick Heidfeld from his contract in order for the German to become Pirelli’s official test driver. Heidfeld was the team’s reserve driver for this season, but will start driving for Pirelli at the start of today’s test at the Mugello circuit, where the German will be at the wheel of a 2009 Toyota F1 car. “We can confirm that the team is pleased to allow Nick Heidfeld the opportunity to join Pirelli and contribute to their development work for the company’s imminent return to Formula 1,” said Mercedes GP boss Ross Brawn. “Nick is an extremely experienced driver and we are confident that his racing knowledge and technical feedback will prove extremely useful to Pirelli and therefore of benefit to the sport as a whole. “Nick has been a real asset to Mercedes GP Petronas since joining our team this year and we are pleased to see his career progressing.” Heidfeld was left without a racing seat following last season, when he raced for BMW Sauber before the German car maker withdrew from the sport. He joined Mercedes this season as third and reserve driver but has not driven the car. “First of all I would like to thank Ross Brawn, Norbert Haug and Nick Fry for allowing me the opportunity to become Pirelli’s official test driver,” he said. “The team has always said that they would not stand in my way if such a chance arose and they have kindly allowed me to take up this exciting new role. “I would like to thank everyone at Mercedes GP

Petronas for the great cooperation that we have had this year. I have greatly enjoyed supporting the team in my position as Reserve Driver and have felt welcome right from the outset. “It was impressive to have the opportunity to work with the current World Champions and I wish the team all the best for the remainder of the season and beyond.” Mercedes said it was in no hurry to find a replacement for Heidfeld. “We have no plans at the moment to appoint a new reserve driver,” said a spokesperson.


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Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo from Spain celebrates with champagne after winning the Grand Prix of Czech Republic at the circuit in Brno, Czech Republic, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010.

made me a favour, however, because he has made my team even closer together, and I now go even better since I don’t have access to his telemetry. “I’ve never felt nervous about the idea of fighting against Rossi. I knew I had to learn, improve and work hard. I’ve watched the races on TV since I was 10 and have learnt something from riders in every class. From Valentino I’ve learnt how to manage the race on and off the track much better.” Rossi will be replaced at the factory Yamaha team by current Tech 3 rider Ben Spies next year, and Lorenzo predicts that his relationship with the American will be less volatile. “I can feel we will have a good relationship with Ben,” he said. “Perhaps we won’t be best friends, but there won’t be a wall in the garage and we won’t keep our telemetries secret.”

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