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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Clooney, Damon attend White House movie screening Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is hosting a screening of the movie “The Monuments Men” at the White House Tuesday. Actors George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray star in the movie and attended the private showing at the White House. They were joined by Harry Ettlinger, a member of the original group the movie is based on. The movie tells the story of a World War II platoon that was tasked with rescuing art and cultural artifacts

seized by the Nazis in Germany. The White House says cultural heritage preservation is a vital foreign policy tool and helps strengthen bilateral relationships. From left, US actors, John Goodman, George Clooney, Bill Murray, France’s Jean Dujardin, and US actors Bob Balaban and Matt Damon attending the French premiere of “The Monuments Men” at the UGC Normandie in Paris Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

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For a documentary subject as forceful as Elaine Stritch, filmmakers may need to turn to nature — a typhoon might do it — to find anything approximate. Even the camera must warily keep its distance in “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.” She warns its operator when he gets too close: “I don’t know whether this is a skin commercial, or what.” Chiemi Karasawa’s “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” is an irresistibly entertaining documentary that captures Stritch during what she unsentimentally calls “almost post-time.” After seven decades performing in New York — on Broadway, in countless cabaret nights at the Cafe Carlyle — Stritch’s enormous energy has been knocked by the increasing years, diabetes, and surgeries on her hip and eyes. But “Shoot Me,” made over the last few years, is a document not of Stritch’s

dwindling, but of her feisty persistence. As the film shows, she has trouble remembering lyrics and sometimes struggles to get out of bed. At home and during rehearsals, it chronicles her grand exit from New York, her home since she was 17, and her decision to retire back to Michigan. Stritch is a paragon of old-fashioned show business: A brassy and blunt survivor of New York theater life. More than a decade ago, the New York Landmarks Conservancy named her a living landmark. “I like the courage of age,” she declares. Karasawa shoots Stritch in intimate, unglamorous situations, most notably one night in a hospital bed with curlers in her hair, chastened by a health scare: “It’s time for me,” she says. “I can feel it everywhere.”

This film image released by the Sundance Selects shows Elaine Stritch in a scene from “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.”

Classy Barca all but end City’s dreams of European glory

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Before Korean family reunions, fears of false hope

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Indonesian volunteers prepare to continue the search of a Japanese diver who is missing, in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

Husband joins search for missing Japan diver

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SEMAWANG/SEMARAPURA - The husband of a Japanese diver missing off Bali since last week joined the search for his wife Wednesday, following the dramatic rescue of five others in the group and the death of a sixth.

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Review: Elaine Stritch undimmed in documentary Stritch captivates just walking down the street: greeting fans, chastising cabs, swaying to the music of the sidewalk. “I wish I could f---ing drive,” she says at the opening of the documentary. “Then I’d really be a menace.” The strong types usually seen in movies— caped men with powers, action heroes with six-packs — have nothing on this long-legged, 89-year-old New York broad. Stritch, who has long eschewed pants of any sort, has the kind of ferocious voice that old age can’t quiet.

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Putu Mahardena Sembah, who is Indonesian, told reporters “I wish we can find” his wife, instructor Shoko Takahashi, as he set off with rescuers in a boat -- but police cautioned chances of locating her alive five days after she went missing were slim.

Sembah and Takahashi ran the operator Yellow Scuba that took the seven female Japanese divers out on an expedition Friday from Nusa Lembongan island, east of the resort island of Bali. The women, all experienced divers, went missing -- and as days passed

hopes faded any of them would be found alive in an area known for its stunning underwater beauty but also strong, unpredictable currents. Then fishermen spotted five of the women Monday -- three days after they disappeared -- clinging to a coral reef. They were plucked to safety and taken to hospital. The body of a sixth diver, however, was found by members of the public Tuesday floating near a beach in southern Bali, the island’s search and rescue chief said. Sembah set off from Semawang

beach in south Bali Wednesday morning with a group of some 15 rescuers in three boats, while a search and rescue helicopter hovered overhead, an AFP reporter at the scene said. Japanese friends and relatives of the divers, who had travelled to Bali to help in the search, were among the rescuers setting off from the beach, which is lined with scuba diving centres. Local police chief Nyoman Suarsika said the search would focus on the areas of Sanur and Kuta, popular tourist spots in southern Bali.

But, he warned: “The chances of finding her alive are very slim now that she has been missing for five days. “Whether alive or dead, we will try our very best to find her.” Hopes had been raised early Tuesday, before the body of the sixth diver was discovered, that the final two missing women were still alive after villagers spotted two people on coral reef sending out what they thought were distress signals. Continued on page 6


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Supreme Audit Agency urges governmen issue mining moratorium Antara

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Chief of Denpasar Police Narcotics Investigator, Agus Tri Waluyo showed evidence of seized drugs. Denpasar Police Narcotics Investigator arrested foreigner known to keep crystal meth. The foreigner was named Leeza Tracey Ormsby, 38, from New Zealand.

A New Zealand citizen arrested

DENPASAR - The Indonesian Supreme Audit Agency has urged the government to issue a moratorium on mining permits to save the environment from incurring further damage. “This moratorium is important because the mining industry significantly contributed to damaging the environment,” stated the agency’s member, Masykur Ali Musa. Besides inflicting environmental damage, the mining sector’s contribution to the national economic growth is not too significant. In fact, over the years, mining tax arrears have continuously piled up. In 2011, mining tax arrears totaled about Rp328 billion, and in 2012, it rose to Rp486 billion, while in 2013, the growing tax arrears of the mining sector increased to Rp628 billion. “Every year, there is an increasing trend of arrears. I am very sure that this year’s tax arrears of 20 large companies and 60 small companies in the mining sector will continue to increase,” noted Ali.

Ali claimed that 10 large companies in the mining sector are causing potential losses amounting to Rp30 trillion per year to the state in form of both taxes and environmental degradation. “If the condition continues this way, the impact of our poor environmental governance can be more fatal,” Ali pointed out. Besides mining, Ali also urged the government to stop issuing forest concessions for industry and tourism. “Currently, Indonesia is in a state of environmental emergency,” Ali added. The current deforestation in Indonesia has reached 1.3 million hectares per year, productive land conversion has reached 120 thousand hectares per year, and only 13 percent of the mangrove forests are remaining in Indonesia as a result of land reclamation. “Based on facts, I have urged the government to stop issuing forest concessions in the interest of the industry,” stated Ali.

DENPASAR - The war against drug trafficking in Bali, particularly in Denpasar Police jurisdiction, remains to continue. After arresting drug dealers, the Denpasar Police Narcotics Investigator arrested foreigner known to keep crystal meth. The foreigner was named Leeza Tracey Ormsby, 38, from New Zealand. Denpasar and Kuta Police. Though having not been admitted, her package was the same as the other evidence. He explained the suspect was arrested based on public information. It was said the suspect committed a drug binge with her friends at the villa. “It was said if the suspect held a drug party there,” he said. Once followed up, in fact the drug party had already been committed by the suspect and her colleagues. When raiding her villa, police found the evidences. “The drug party has been committed a few days earlier with five other friends. However, her friends had left for their country, while the suspect was alone at the villa,” he

explained. When raided on Wednesday (Feb 12) around 08:00 a.m., the suspect did not move. Moreover, after being searched, police found so many evidences. After that, the suspect was taken to Denpasar Police for further investigation. “The suspect admitted that she was on vacation in Bali with her friends,” said Agus Tri Waluyo. So far, he added, his party was still developing the case. By all means, police were looking for her syndicate from where and who had given the illicit goods. “We are still elaborating the examination to the suspect. Until now, the suspect still mums related to the origin of the drugs,” he added. (kmb21)

ULUWATU - For couples who were lucky enough to get engaged on Valentine’s Day, there’s no time like now to start planning for the big day. Many couples not wanting the formality of a wedding at home are now opting to have a destination wedding as a great alternative. Weddings can range from one special day to a week long celebration where friends and family can also enjoy a fantastic holiday. Bali’s is one of the most popular destinations for weddings worldwide due to its easy access and the stunning venues on offer. Anything is possible in Bali when it comes to the theming of weddings – from cool ice sculptures,to flashy fireworks displays – nothing is too much trouble to organise. Semara Luxury Villa Resort has

become one of Bali’s most popular wedding venues, particularly after Jen Hawkins and Jake Hall wed here last year. Set high upon dramatic cliffs in Uluwatu, overlooking white sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, it is regarded as one of the most spectacular tropical sanctuaries in Bali. This stunning venue with its unique beauty and magical surrounds provides the perfect canvas for a wedding day that neither the bride and groom or guests will ever forget. Semara Uluwatu offers flexibility for all kinds of weddings, catering for

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parties of 12 to 150, and is the perfect place to have both the ceremony and reception. This exclusive private resort has a choice of seven sensational and unique villas plus Selatan cliff top restaurant and Finns Beach Club.

For couples getting married in 2015 the resort is offering special Early Bird rates at 20% OFF Villa’s for June, July and August if booked before 31 March 2014. There is also a saving of USD 500 on the event fees when including Semara

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

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From the suspect’s hand, police seized evidence in the form of 26.97 grams of hashish, crystal meth (MDMA) weighing 159.26 grams and dried leaves mixed with hashish weighing 0.30 gram. The arrest of suspect was made at Villa Askara on Jalan Bataka, Penggilian hamlet, Dalung, North Kuta, Badung. Chief of Denpasar Police Narcotics Investigator, Agus Tri Waluyo, said on Tuesday (Feb 18) the suspects having the address at 22 Jersey Rd. Paddington Sydney NSW Australia had been detained at Denpasar Police. “We have examined the suspect but she only recognized one package. Meanwhile, the other evidence has not been recognized,” explained the former Chief of South

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

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catering packages. The savings by booking the early bird offer mean extra cash in budget to splurge on those personalised special touches for the big day and more poolside cocktails when the ceremony’s over.

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


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Fiji: Tourists face little risk in dengue outbreak

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SEMAWANG - A Japanese scuba diver who survived three days in waters off Bali after going missing with six other women has told how the weather suddenly turned bad and the sea spun “like a washing machine”.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Fiji is grappling with its worst outbreak of dengue fever in 16 years, but authorities say tourists visiting tropical beaches face little risk. Health officials in the Pacific island nation said Wednesday there have been 2,589 confirmed cases of the mosquitoborne virus since the outbreak began in November. Two males, aged 17 and 35, have died. beaches. Britain’s government last week noted the outbreak on its travel advisory website. Dengue fever is a viral infection that causes flu-like symptoms, and sufferers can occasionally develop fatal complications. Treatment usually involves rest and rehydration, with those badly affected sometimes put on an intravenous drip. Smith Johns said the weather in Fiji has been very warm with little rain, providing ideal conditions for mosquitoes to breed. “The hospitals have been very busy, all

the doctors have had their leave cancelled,” she said. Fiji’s last major outbreak of dengue fever was in 1998, when more than 8,000 people contracted the disease, she said. The country has been working with international health agencies to try and stanch the latest outbreak, she said. Meanwhile, nearby New Caledonia has reported an outbreak of a closely related disease, Zika fever. A U.S. travel advisory says 64 cases have been confirmed in the French territory.

Saori Furukawa, one of five Japanese divers rescued Monday, gave her dramatic account as rescuers hunted for a woman still missing and a day after a body of one diver was found. Furukawa said the weather had seemed “serene” when the

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Jennifer Esposito and Michael Lamicela prepare to board the Royal Caribbean International’s Explorer of the Seas, docked at Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

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This photo taken Feb. 12, 2014 shows California Olive Oil Council Executive Director Patricia Darragh posing with a collection of California olive oil at the All Things Olive shop in Washington.

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group set off Friday from Nusa Lembongan, just east of the Indonesian resort island of Bali. “At the start of our diving there was no problem in terms of weather and sea conditions,” she said in a statement released to Japanese media late Tuesday,

adding there were “almost no waves”. But suddenly the group was hit by a huge storm, she added. “The surface of the sea started to spin like a washing machine and all of us span around together, hand in hand,” she said.

The 37-year-old and four others managed to clamber onto rocks and coral reefs after drifting for a long time and were picked up by rescuers on Monday and taken to hospital. They were found some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from where they set off, although Furukawa was in a different spot to the others. She had separated from the other divers to try and reach a passing tugboat in the hope it would pick them up, but said that she “couldn’t get close”.

“The current was running in the opposite direction from the current where the rest of the members stayed, so I was swept further away from them,” she said. She arrived at a rocky outcrop late Saturday and survived for a further two days by drinking rainwater. Rescuers continued to search for the seventh diver, instructor Shoko Takahashi, who with her Indonesian husband ran the company Yellow Scuba that took the divers out on the expedition.

GIPI Bali asks police to investigate murderer of US citizen

US olive oil producers press for import standards

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Rescued Japan diver says sea spun ‘like washing machine’

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Authorities have been spraying insecticide across the country to try and eradicate mosquito breeding areas and have started a public health campaign to remind people to clean out water containers, said government spokeswoman Sharon Smith Johns. She said most cases have been reported near the capital, Suva, and in inland areas. There have been no outbreaks around the major resorts on the island of Denarau and the Coral Coast, she added. Fiji’s economy relies heavily on tourists visiting its idyllic

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WASHINGTON — European brands of olive oil are more popular with American shoppers than the U.S.-produced kind because they view the foreign version as cheaper and more authentic. But U.S. producers contend that “extra virgin” olive oil from Europe may not be as pure as buyers think. They have asked the federal government to intervene by imposing stricter standards on the imports, which now make up 97 percent of the market. Olive oil production is steadily growing, and the domestic industry says it has gone from 1 percent of the national olive oil market five years ago to 3 percent today. Most of that is in California, though there are smaller operations in Texas, Georgia and a few other states. U.S. producers are seeking to build on that growth in a struggle reminiscent of the California wine industry’s push to gain acceptance decades ago. They’ve mounted an aggressive push in Washington, holding olive oil tastings for members of Congress and lobbying for stricter standards on imports. The strategy almost worked last year when industry-proposed language was included in a massive farm bill

passed out of the House Agriculture Committee. The provision backed by California lawmakers would have allowed the Agriculture Department to extend mandatory quality controls for the domestic industry to imports. The bill’s language would have allowed government testing of domestic and imported olive oil to ensure that it was labeled correctly. That testing, intended to prevent labeling lower-grade olive oil as “extra virgin” or fraudulently cutting in other types of oil, would be much more comprehensive than what imported oils are subjected to now. Extra virgin olive oil is considered to be the highest quality. But the language on labeling was stripped from the bill on the House floor, an effort led by lawmakers from New York, where many of the country’s olive oil importers are based. They had the backing of food companies and grocery stores that use and sell olive oil. Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa, a farmer from Northern California, suggested that labels for imported oil should say “extra rancid.” “What we’re after here is not to cause problems for our friends who would like to market it. It’s more just the truth in advertising that’s necessary,” LaMalfa said.

DENPASAR - Murder case afflicting a foreigner from California, the United States, Raul Robb Latourell, drew serious attention from Bali tourism businesspeople. Those coalesced into the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) of Bali Chapter asked police to immediately reveal the case to maintain the image of Bali tourism in the eyes of the world community. “Though having no impact on tourism, it does not necessarily mean that we can dismiss this case. The authorities must promptly reveal the motive behind this murder and the culprit in order to provide a sense of security and comfort for visitors,” said Chairman of the GIPI Bali, IB Ngurah Wijaya. Many criminal acts afflicting travelers in Bali as admitted by Ngurah Wijaya was inseparable from the large number of illegal accommodation having no permit. They included villas, boarding houses, lodging houses and inns that were widely favored by tourists because they offered cheaper rates. Actually, the security system applied was far from standard. “Today, a lot of murders happen at villas and boarding houses which do not have security standards. This must be disciplined to minimize the occurrence of violence against tourists. Moreover, the government is also disrupted because they do not pay taxes,” he said. Nevertheless, he did not dismiss if the crime occurred in all countries. However, it did not necessarily mean if Indonesia, especially Bali, as a world tourist destination could ignore the security issues. “We need to provide security and comfort for visitors who come

to Bali. Indeed, when compared to other regions, Bali is safer but it does not mean if we can ignore the case like this,” he said. A member of the Indonesian Tourism Promotion Board (BPPI), Nyoman Kandia, regretted because so far the government efforts to provide comfort and security for tourists was not as expected. It was indicated by the emerging cases of murder and robbery that happened to foreigners in Bali. “Unfortunately, the condition and comfort in Bali have not been as expected. It must be better ensure for the safety of Bali,” he said. He said that many crimes and scams afflicting travelers who spent holiday in Bali became public consumption in the countries supplying visitors to the Island of the Gods. “Of course, the impact is that Bali turns insecure and becomes the consumption of negative news for the competitors of Bali such as Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, other than the countries whose many citizens come to visit Bali,” he said. The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Bali noted that tourist arrival from the United States to Bali in 2013 reached 105,863 people. Its number occupied the last position of the ten potential markets of tourism in Bali, namely Australia (826,385), China (387,533), Japan (208,115), Malaysia (199,223), Singapore (138,397), South Korea (134,452), Taiwan (127,443), France (124,922) and the United Kingdom (122,406). Questioned witness

Meanwhile, the investigative police team from the Bali provincial region of Denpasar questioned three witnesses related to the mur-

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Police investigated the murder scene on Tuesday. Investigative police team from the Bali provincial region of Denpasar questioned three witnesses related to the murder case of a 52year-old American citizen, Paul Robb Latourell. der case of a 52-year-old American citizen, Paul Robb Latourell. “We have questioned three witnesses to collect information to shed light over the murder case,” Chief of Criminal Unit of Police of Denpasar Commissioner Benny Murjayanto stated. According to Murjayanto, the witnesses were neighbors of Latourell in Jalan Banteng, Denpasar. The 27-year-old I. Wayan Suanta was one of the witnesses questioned in relation to the murder case. He had informed the neigh-

bors and called the police after he found the body of Latourell. Benny explained that the investigators had also gathered evidence from the scene of crime, such as fingerprints on the three glasses on a table in the living room. The investigators also tracked a car that went missing from Latourell’s residence. “We also tracked Latourell’s phone records from his cell phone,” Benny claimed. Robbery is believed to be the motive behind the murder of La-

tourell as his valuable items were missing from his residence. Wayan confirmed that he had last met Paul, who is known to be a crafts entrepreneur, when he visited Paul at his residence on Saturday (Feb. 15), at 12 a.m. local time. Latourell, who hailed from California, was found dead in his room with blood stains on Monday (Feb. 17), at 12 a.m. local time. Blood stains were also found in the living room, while Paul’s room was in a mess. (kmb27/kmb21)


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As a tourist destination, the Kintamani region in fact retains a few unlicensed restaurants. Aside from the restaurants located at the Penelokan area, the floating restaurant in the area of Lake Batur has not had a permit.

Annex lake borderline, floating restaurant has no permit

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BANGLI - As a tourist destination, the Kintamani region in fact retains a few unlicensed restaurants. Aside from the restaurants located at the Penelokan area, the floating restaurant in the area of Lake Batur has not had a permit. The absence of permit from local government occurs because the restaurant annexes the borderline of Lake Batur. Based on observation on Tuesday (Feb 18), the floating restaurant in the Lake Batur was clearly visible jutting into the lake area. According to information, the floating restaurant had been established since 2008. The Head of Bangli Licensing Office, Komang Pariartha, accompanied by the Licensing Processing Section Head Ni Made Sasih when

asked for his confirmation on Tuesday (Feb 18) recognized the floating restaurant located at Kedisan village so far had not owned a permit. “To our knowledge, so far the floating restaurant has not owned a permit. In the past, the restaurateur had filed a permit but we refused,” he said. Sasih added the rejection against the permit application by the Bangli

Development Planning Board (Bappeda) because its existence was considered disturbing the preservation of the lake and the area around the lake. “Document of the land ownership is incomplete so the building permit cannot be issued,” she added. Despite clearly having no permit, the floating restaurant remained in operation up to these days. There was no decisive action made by the government to crackdown on such a violation. Against such condition, Deputy Chairman of the Bangli House, Made Sudiasa, assessed the violation committed by the restaurateur was caused by indecision of the

government all this time in implementing the spatial regulation, both regarding the rules of cliff borderline and lake borderline. “Such incident happens today because the uncertainty of government policy in issuing permit for people to do business or to build a business without accompanied with permit submission in advance. Besides, I also saw the uncertainty of Bangli government implementing spatial regulation, which may consider the potential of revenue owned by the location,” he said. According to Sudiasa, the government should make a study on the unlicensed restaurants that had been

established with regard to the condition of community. “For example, people who have opened a business without a license as infringing spatial regulation should receive compensation fund from the government to relocate their business to the place allowed by the rules. If the government does not take decisive action I worry that many people will break the rules, while the local government will not have the authority before the public,” he said. Sudiasa also expected the local government to communicate actively with the employers that had been running the business to find the solution for their problem. (ina)

Mysterious, culprit breaks down statues in temple Bali Post

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Villagers of Jinengdalem, Buleleng, were shocked by the statue collapse incident in two local Dalem Temple at the village.

BULELENG - Villagers of Jinengdalem, Buleleng, were shocked by the statue collapse incident in two local Dalem Temple at the village. The incident occurred in the Dalem Temple at Jinengdalem hamlet, Penarukan village, where two statues fell down in the outermost courtyard, while another statue fell in the outermost courtyard of Dalem Temple at Alap Sari customary village and was just known by residents on Tuesday morning (Feb 18). Wayan Budiana, 29, a resident from Alap Sari customary village, said the incident was just known by residents at six o’clock in the morning. He initially did not know exactly how the three statues in the two different temples could fall with

a heavy burden attached to the foundation. “Our residents just knew it at dawn. It is impossible if the statue was blown by winds or the statue fell by itself. The statue is quite heavy and firmly attached to the foundation by cement,” said Budiana. Local villagers then reported the incident through their representatives Ketut Ardika as chief of customary village accompanied by Wayan Setiawan (deputy chief) and Ketut Kara (secretary) to Singaraja Police. Deputy chief Wayan Setiawan had been questioned by the authorities. He hoped the culprit could be quickly discovered. “This incident was first known by Jero Mangku Dalem Ketut Sirna in the local temple when he presented an offering. He found the statue to have been broken and fallen down. Two statues are in the Dalem Temple of

Jinengdalem hamlet and another in the Dalem Temple of Alap Sari village,” he said. Meanwhile, Ketut Kara as secretary of the Alap Sari customary village added that it was just known around six o’clock. When seeing it, people were surprised and no one knew who dropped the statue in the temple. “We think this incident occurred at night. Local residents never have any commotion or any problem,” he added. The authority of Singaraja Police had checked several witnesses to be questioned following the fall of statues in the Dalem Temple belonging to Jinengdalem village. The Singaraja Police had made a monitoring and conducted an intensive examination against the witness serving as community leader at the local customary village. (dgk)

CARACAS - Venezuelan security forces arrested opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on Tuesday on charges of fomenting unrest that has killed at least four people, bringing tens of thousands of angry supporters onto the streets of Caracas. Crowds of white-clad protesters stood in the way of the vehicle carrying the 42-year-old Harvard-educated economist after he made a defiant speech, said an emotional farewell to his family, and gave himself up to soldiers. The vehicle eventually reached a military base. Opposition leaders hope Lopez’s arrest will galvanize street demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro, though there is no immediate sign the protests will topple the socialist leader. “I am handing myself over to an unfair justice system,” the protest leader told AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd A protester wearing a gas mask made from plastic water bottles poses for a picture during supporters, standing on a platform next to an opposition protest blocking a highway outside La Carlota airport in Caracas, Venezuela, a statue of Cuban poet and independence Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. hero Jose Marti. “May my imprisonment

serve to wake the people up.” The crowd lifted his wife up to give him a final embrace and hang a crucifix around his neck. Minutes later, he surrendered to military officers, pumping his fist and then stepping into the military vehicle with a Venezuelan flag in one hand and a white flower in the other. Supporters impeded the vehicle’s progress for several kilometers (miles) and later gathered at the gates of the La Carlota airbase where he was taken. They disbursed in the late afternoon as a tropical downpour broke out. In a speech to a rival rally of his own supporters, Maduro said he had sent the Vice President of the Socialist Party, Congress Chief Diosdado Cabello, to help transport Lopez. Lopez’s Popular Will party said he had been taken to court where authorities would formally read him the charges, which include murder and terrorism. Lopez says he is being made a scapegoat by a dictatorial government.

Before Korean family reunions, fears of false hope Associated Press Writer

BUCHEON, South Korea — Kim Se-rin is sure he’ll recognize his sister when they reunite — if they reunite — in North Korea this week, more than 63 years after war drove them apart. And he knows what he’ll say. “I will first hug her and tell her that I thank her for having lived so long,” the 84-year-old retired Seoul City official said. “Then, I will ask her when our father and mom passed away and when our sister and brother died.” What Kim doesn’t know is what he’ll do if their reunion — one of hundreds planned Thursday through Tuesday between North and South Koreans — falls victim to the evervolatile relations between the two countries. Kim, who has chronic heart problems, got sick after North Korea abruptly scrapped reunions in September, and he hasn’t slept well since. “I think this will be my last chance,” Kim said during an interview at his home in Bucheon, just west of Seoul. “How much longer can I live?” Kim and hundreds of other South Koreans plan to visit the North’s scenic Diamond Mountain resort to see relatives for the first time since the bloody Korean War ended with an armistice in 1953. No reunions have been held since late 2010, and if these meetings take place, it will be a positive sign for inter-Korean relations and a tearful relief to families separated by the world’s most heavily fortified border. The rival nations struck a deal last week to go ahead with brief meetings of war-divided families, though there’s wariness in Seoul

that Pyongyang could back out again. It is an intensely anxious moment for the elderly Koreans waiting to take buses to Diamond Mountain, still not assured that they will be able to see long-lost relatives’ faces before they die. “I was really shocked last time when North Korea canceled the reunions. My health condition has worsened because of the stress from the cancellation,” 85-yearold Lee Geun-su said Monday. He had planned to go to North Korea to see his younger sister, but on Wednesday, South Korea’s Unification Ministry announced that he was too ill to go. North Korea is pushing for better ties with South Korea, and has ratcheted down harsh rhetoric that swelled last spring with a torrent of threats to launch nuclear strikes against Seoul and Washington. Analysts say the North hopes better relations with Seoul will attract badly needed foreign investment and aid. There is still a risk the reunions could be scrapped. The North earlier threatened to cancel the

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

In this Feb. 14. 2014 photo, Kim Se-rin, 84, speaks during an interview at his house in Bucheon, South Korea. As Kim waits to travel this week, to North Korea to reunite with his sister he hasn’t seen in six decades, he tries to balance his excitement with a large dose of nervousness and skepticism.

reunions due to upcoming annual military exercises between Seoul and Washington, which North Korea calls a rehearsal for invasion. Pyongyang also has previously cited critical South Korean news

reports as a reason to distrust Seoul. Millions of Korean families have been completely separated since the war. Both governments ban their citizens from visiting each other

or even exchanging letters, phone calls and emails. During a previous period of inter-Korean rapprochement, about 22,000 Koreans have had brief reunions — 18,000 in person and the others by video.


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Patients still treated at hallway and breezeway Bali Post

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

Asian stocks muted as Japan surge tempered Associated Press Writer

TOKYO — Shares were lackluster in Asia on Wednesday as investors waited for major earnings reports and took stock of a torrid start to the year for markets. The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo slipped 0.7 percent to 14,742.36 after big gains the previous day. in Australia, New Zealand, mainland China and Indonesia. The markets are regrouping, said Linus Yip, a strategist at First Shanghai Securities in Hong Kong. Stocks made impressive gains last year but sold off sharply in the opening weeks of 2014. Some of January’s losses were since recouped. “After the recent bull run there is some consolidation, but the market is still positive,” Yip said. On Tuesday, the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 2.13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,840.76 and the Nasdaq composite rose 28.76 points, or 0.7 percent, to 4,272.78.

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Dongfeng, French government to invest in Peugeot

The Japanese benchmark surged 3.1 percent on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan topped up its already lavish monetary stimulus by doubling the size of funds to support bank lending and economic growth. The funds, which were due to expire shortly, were extended for another year after growth in 2013 fell below expectations. Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was virtually unchanged at 22,594.54 as traders awaited earnings reports from such heavyweights as insurer AIA and banking giant HSBC. South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.4 percent to 1,938.30. Shares in Taiwan and Malaysia fell while prices rose

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European stocks were sluggish Tuesday after a key measure of German investor confidence fell, with Germany’s DAX flat at 9,659.78. France’s CAC 40 fell 0.1 percent to 4,330.71 while Britain’s FTSE 100 added 1 percent to 6,802.61. Benchmark U.S. oil for March delivery was up 31 cents to $102.74 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract gained $2.13 overnight to $102.43. In currencies, the euro barely budged at $1.3766 from $1.3767 late Tuesday. The dollar inched down to 102.21 yen from 102.25 yen.

BEIJING — Chinese automaker Dongfeng and the French government are each investing 800 million euros ($1.1 billion) in Peugeot, throwing a financial lifeline to the struggling French auto brand and possibly expanding its global presence. Plans call for Dongfeng Motor Co., the French government and the Peugeot family each to own equal shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen and to have equal voting rights, Dongfeng said in a statement Wednesday. The deal reflects an increasingly popular strategy among Chinese companies, which are buying stakes in established foreign brands to improve their competitive edge in their fast-growing home market. China’s auto market is the world’s biggest by number of vehicles sold but is crowded and competitive, with every global brand and two dozen indigenous automakers jostling for sales. Dongfeng said the French government is expected to buy the same number of shares as it on the same terms. The Dongfeng and French government investments plus money raised from existing shareholders would inject 3 billion euros ($4.1 billion) into Peugeot. The Chinese company said shareholders also will receive entitlements to buy three new shares for each 10 they own, which might bring in more cash. Dongfeng said it and Peugeot will expand cooperation in technology, research and development, manufacturing and overseas distribution. It said the two sides will sign a formal agreement in March and continue work on their strategic partnership. Wednesday’s brief announcement gave no additional details, including about how the owners will manage a potentially unwieldy structure with ties to both the French and Chinese governments. While it is clear Peugeot gains much-needed capital, “from the Dongfeng side, the objective still is a little bit vague,” said industry analyst Yale Zhang of AutoForesight in Shanghai. “We don’t know if there are clear terms about transfer of technology for platforms or power trains. They still need to clarify their objectives.” Peugeot is France’s biggest automaker and Europe’s second-biggest after Volkswagen AG but has little presence in the United States or East Asia. It has developed models for China, including its 408 sedan, and has a joint venture with Dongfeng, but barely ranks among the country’s top 10 brands in sales. Sales by the Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen joint venture rose 25 percent last year to 554,000 vehicles, for a 3.5 percent share of the market, according to LMC Automotive Ltd., a research firm. By comparison, VW and its main Chinese partner had a 9.9 percent market share last year and GM and its main partner had 9.8 percent. Peugeot, founded in 1810, manufactured its first gasoline-powered automobile in 1890. Dongfeng, founded in 1969 and headquartered in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, is one of China’s biggest auto producers but is largely unknown abroad. In addition to its joint venture with Peugeot, it assembles vehicles for Japan’s Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. and manufacturers cars and trucks under its own name. The agreement came after General Motors Co. in December sold its 7 percent stake in Peugeot.

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The Islands of Nusa Penida, chiefly Nusa Gede, seem unworthy to become a tourist destination. A big island among the three islands of Nusa Penida has the development remaining far behind the Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan.

Lack of promotion, tourism image of Nusa Penida slumps Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - The Islands of Nusa Penida, chiefly Nusa Gede, seem unworthy to become a tourist destination. A big island among the three islands of Nusa Penida has the development remaining far behind the Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. To raise the image of the three islands as a whole, the Klungkung government is now preparing the Nusa Penida Festival (NPF). As planned, the festival accommodating the potential of Nusa Penida can have been already held next June. The certainty was revealed after the Head of Klungkung Culture and Tourism Agency, Wayan Sujana, with a number of related agencies organized a meeting in the subdistrict head office, Tuesday (Feb18) to finalize the idea. “It serves as a medium to revive the long dormant art, culture and other potentials,” he said. The meeting was also attended by the Head of Integrated Service and Licensing Office, Made Sudiarkajaya, headman of Nusa Penida, principal of SMPN 1 Nusa Penida and SMPN 2 Nusa Penida junior high school as well as the facilitators involved. Wayan Sujana emphasized the NPF would be worked on together with the headman of 16 villages as the leading sector on the islands of Nusa Penida. All potentials of Nusa Penida would be packed in the activity such as the culture, crafts, cuisine and rare arts in the NPF agenda. Thus, it could evoke the rare cultural arts and spiritual tourism. Such an activity was

considered appropriate because inequality continued to occur between the Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Cening and Nusa Gede. Actually, such potentials were owned by Nusa Gede. All this time, Nusa Gede had owned a brand, manufacturer or weaver of cepuk and rangrang woven fabric that had been recognized nationally. All the potentials would be exhibited specifically in the festival scheduled to be held on June 11-18, 2014. In addition to packaging the potential, it would also be graced with some competitions such as regatta where Nusa Penida had been better known as the area of waters. In addition, there would be a photography contest highlighting the nature of Nusa Penida. The seaweed products would also be presented in the festival agenda through village excursion activities to have a closer look at the local potential. “We are still preparing the materials of activity so the festival is ready on time,” said

the Head of Culture and Tourism from Bebandem, Karangasem. Great potential of the Nusa Penida tourism area should become a resource for Klungkung in mining the regionally generated revenue from tourism. Unfortunately, the endeavor to package the tourism of Nusa Penida as an international tourist destination was very minimal. Thus, the benefits obtained were also minimal because it only relied on the levies as well as hotel and restaurant taxes. “The promotion made by government is still minimal whereas in terms of the potential the tourist arrivals can actually be increased,” said Wayan Sujana. If it had a great impact, the NPF would be held every year. He explained that his party was committed to build Nusa Penida more than just a marine tourism. Such a plan had also been finalized in terms of budget where his party had set the fund worth IDR 600 million in the regional budget. (kmb31)

AMLAPURA - Poor patients who were being treated in the treatment room of class III taking advantage of Public Health Insurance (Jamkesmas) or Bali Mandara Health Insurance (JKBM) seemed to queue to get a treatment room until Tuesday (Feb 18). They had to be treated in the breezeway and hallway of Karangasem Hospital. Based on observation on Tuesday until 11:00 a.m., there were 11 patients treated in the hallway of Mawar Room. They included young and elderly patients. Meanwhile, in Mawar Room and Cempaka Room allocated for the treatment of poor patients or class III had been fully occupied. Similarly, the temporary treatment rooms constructed of plywood on the left and right overhang were also fully occupied. In Cempaka Room, there were two patients treated in the hallway. One of them was patient from Bidong, Datah, Karangasem, I Gede Kulantir, 17. He came to Karangasem Hospital on Monday afternoon (Feb 17) after vomiting and complaining about a headache. Kulantir got a beating from his rival when participating in the Pencak Silat martial art fight related to the Student Arts and Games in Abang subdistrict. Chairman of Karangasem House, I Gede Dana, expected the new hospital building of Karangasem Hospital built with large amount of budget using the government investment center (PIP) from the Ministry of Finance could be quickly operated. Hopefully, it could be utilized by poor communities, so they would no longer queue, be treated in the hallway or

even in the hospital breezeway. “They have been already sick, so do not let them be treated outside as it is cold at night. The project of new building should be quickly used by society, as long as the facilities and infrastructure in the new building are ready,” he said. Last week, Gede Dana said that his party had time to monitor and provide input to director of the hospital in order to prepare the operation of the new hospital building. He said the director of the hospital promised to operate it in mid-February where the new building would be ready for the treatment of patients. On the other hand, two legislators of the Karangasem House, Nyoman Sadra and Luh Purnaminingsih, said last Tuesday that the new building had not been operated yet for patient care, so many patients were still treated in hospital hallway or breezeway. On the other hand, Director of Karangasem Hospital, Wayan Suardana, admitted that his party was planning to operate the new building by February 15. However, since the equipment was not complete, it could not be implemented as the original plan. The operation was postponed and planned to be operated on Monday (Feb 24). He admitted that some patients were being treated in hallway or even in breezeway. It happened because the treatment room was fully occupied. Nevertheless, the quality of nursing care, doctor visit and medication remained the same in accordance with the patients treated in the room. Such full occupancy was caused by booming patients from January through February where the patients of internal disease reached 60 people. (013)

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Poor patients who were being treated in the treatment room of class III taking advantage of Public Health Insurance (Jamkesmas) or Bali Mandara Health Insurance (JKBM) seemed to queue to get a treatment room until Tuesday (Feb 18).


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Greenpeace dumps coal at French president’s palace

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PARIS — Greenpeace environmental activists have dumped a truckload of coal at the doorstep of France’s presidential palace just hours before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The activist group’s French wing said on its website that the pre-dawn action Wednesday also involved containers of nuclear waste inside the truck. Images on the site showed police alongside at least four women activists wearing T-shirts written in German and French. A Paris police spokeswoman declined immediate comment. A presidential palace official wasn’t immediately available for comment. The stunt raises new questions about security in front of France’s presidential Elysee palace — normally guarded visibly by at least several police. Greenpeace France has recently carried out acts including peaceful invasions of French nuclear sites in a bid to expose security dangers.

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Monuments to Kiev’s founders burn as anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

Ukraine: 25 killed, 241 injured in Kiev clashes Associated Press Writer

KIEV, Ukraine — As thick black smoke rose from the barricades encircling the protest camp in central Kiev on Wednesday, the Ukrainian president blamed opposition leaders for the deadly violence that erupted between riot police and protesters in the capital in which at least 25 people died and 241 were injured. The violence on Tuesday was the worst in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralyzed Ukraine’s capital in a struggle over the identity of a nation divided in loyalties between Russia and the West, and the worst in the country’s post-Soviet history. Amid cries of “Glory to Ukraine!” and with flaming tires lighting up the night sky, thousands of riot police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked the sprawling protest camp in the center of Kiev. With the boom of exploding stun grenades and fireworks nearly drowning out his words at times, opposition leader Vitali Klitschko urged overnight the 20,000 protesters to defend the camp on Independence Square that has been the heart of the protests.

“We will not go anywhere from here,” Klitschko, a former heavyweight boxing champion, told the crowd, speaking from a stage in the square as tents and tires burned around him, releasing huge plumes of smoke. “This is an island of freedom and we will defend it,” he said. Early on Wednesday, many were still heeding his call. “I am not going to sit and wait while they kill me,” said 32-yearold Anton Rybkovich. “I’m going to attack. The more force the government uses, the more harsh our response will be.” About 10,000 people remained on the square as piles of rubber tires continued to burn. A large building that the protesters had used as a headquarters caught fire and had been abandoned during the night, as police used

loudspeakers to urge women and children to leave the square because an “anti-terrorist” operation was under way. President Viktor Yanukovych said that opposition leaders “crossed a line when they called people to arms.” “I again call on the leaders of the opposition ... to draw a boundary between themselves and radical forces which are provoking bloodshed and clashes with the security services,” the president said in a statement. “If they don’t want to leave (the square) — they should acknowledge that they are supporting radicals. Then the conversation with them will already be of a different kind.” His defiant tone left few with hope of compromise after a night of violence, the worst in the country’s post-Soviet history.

However Suarsika said rescuers scoured the area, called Manta Point off Nusa Penida island, and it turned out the people were local anglers. Manta Point is where the other five were found alive. The five rescued divers, who are in hospital in Bali, have suffered sunburn and dehydration but none is in a serious condition, doctors say. A day before, a body was found in the waters of Serangan Beach near the turtle captivity, Tuesday (Feb 18) around 6:30 p.m. Allegedly, the female body was one of the two Japanese tourists who had not been found since they were reported missing, Friday (Feb 14). “She was found in dead condition. Her body was immediately evacuated,” said the Commander of the 1610/Klungkung Military District, Andree Saputro. He explained the body was first discovered by Minami boat that was carrying foreign tourists. When passing, it found a floating body that was still wearing diving suit on the surface of the sea. However, since the boat was still carrying tourists, it could not immediately evacuate the body. However, the boat skipper immediately informed the discovery of the body via telephone to his friends on the mainland. The body was then evacuated by other boat from Semawang Beach. When found, the female body was still wearing diving suit. Meanwhile, some divers from the Lembongan Marine Association (LMA) also participated in the joint team. Chairman of the LMA Gede Suka when contacted on Tuesday revealed the search was also conducted in the waters around the Batu Abang, near Batu Atuh and at location of the discovery of the five divers previously. However, the divers from this association did not dive because they focused the search on the sea surface. “The victims are estimated to be floating because it has been a few days. The possibility of victim at the bottom of the sea is very small so we do not dive,” said Gede Suka. Team finds a scuba

On the other hand, Chief of Klungkung Police, Ni Wayan Sri Yudatni Wirawati, when contacted on Tuesday delivered that her team discovered a scuba alleged to be owned by the Japanese tourists. The silver scuba was found by seaweed farmer in the surrounding waters of Semaya on Tuesday afternoon. At that time, the team explored the beach from Karangasari to Semaya. Other than the scuba, the team also found a yellow strap of scuba. The police chief also said on Monday night that when the five survivors were evacuated, the team saw the light sign like a code around Batu Bolong near Manta Point. Originally, it was alleged the light sign showed by the two other victims, so the team could know their whereabouts. Unfortunately, when the team tried to approach the light source at 6:45 in the morning, the team had difficulties to approach the location. Police hoped the two victims could be found immediately because one of the tourists had quite large possibility to survive. Previously, five Japanese tourists were found under the Atuh cliff, Batumadeg village, in safe condition on Monday afternoon (Feb 17). They included Yamamoto Emi, Tomita Nahomi, Morizono Aya and Yoshidome Atsumi and they were then treated at Sanglah Hospital. Meanwhile, the other victim namely Furukawa Saori was hospitalized at Kasih Ibu Hospital.

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INDONESIA Indonesia, Saudi Arabia to sign bilateral agreement on migrant workers Antara

Jakarta - Indonesia and Saudi Arabia will sign a bilateral agreement on the placement and protection of Indonesian domestic workers scheduled to work in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. “This will be the beginning of a new chapter in the placement and protection of our workers in Saudi Arabia. We hope that the signing of the agreement will increase protection of Indonesian migrant workers there,” Indonesian Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar said in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday. In a press statement received by ANTARA News from the Manpower Ministry, Muhaimin noted that the signing of the agreement will be a milestone in the history of placement and protection of Indonesian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. He pointed out that this will be

the memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed by the Indonesian and Saudi governments for the protection of Indonesian migrant workers. Minister Muhaimin had left for Saudi Arabia on Monday in connection with the planned signing of the MoU. “The agreement will give legal certainty to Indonesian migrant workers. We hope Saudi Arabia will give special attention to the Indonesian migrant workers,” Minister Muhaimin stated. The agreement will cover an on-line working contract, communication access, holidays and a bank payment system for the workers.

TNI secures lava canal of Mount Kelud Antara

Kediri - The Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers have beefed up security arrangements around the lava canal of Mount Kelud in the Kediri District, East Java province, as it can be dangerous to the residents. “We have continuously informed the people and checked the condition of the location. We have been monitoring the lava canal and have urged the people to avoid mining sand from the canal,” Kediri Military Regional 0809 Commander Lieutenant Colonel Heriyadi stated here on Tuesday. According to Heriyadi, some people have started mining sand from the canal. “The activity is dangerous, particularly during downpours,” he added. The lava flow carrying huge materials such as rock and sand can hit and bury the miners. He emphasized that the soldiers of Kediri Military Regional 0809 are focusing on repair and restoration work in the Sugihwaras Village of the Kediri District. He noted that the soldiers are always on vigil to avoid casualties due to the cold lava flow. The soldiers have also evaluated the total damages caused by the Mount Kelud eruption and are finding safe locations for shelters. He claimed that the soldiers will inspect the damages once the alert status of Mount Kelud has been lowered to normal level. There are at least 11 lava dykes that have spread across the Kediri District and Blitar District. The total lava dykes that spread in six villages in the Kediri District can hold at least 3.14 million cubic meters of cold lava. Meanwhile, the total lava dykes in five villages in the Blitar District can hold 11.17 million cubic meters of cold lava. The Commander pointed out that a lava dyke brimming with volcanic material is located in the Sukorejo canal of the Jarak Village, Kediri District.

Surakarta`s airport to resume operation week after volcano eruption Antara

Solo - Adi Sumarmo airport in Surakarta (Solo), Central Java, will resume operations next Thursday, a week after Mount Keluds eruption last Feb. 13, stated Chief of Airport Authority Affairs from the Ministry of Transportation Mohammad Alwi, here on Tuesday. “We are currently cleaning the airport from the volcanic ashes. The airport will resume operations on Thursday or soon after the cleaning activity is finished,” Alwi assured. According to him, officials from Adi Sumarmo airports authority, assisted by local military personnel, have been cleaning the

airports 2.6 thousand meters-long runway, parking lot and other buildings inside the airports complex. “About 70 percent of areas in the airport have been cleaned up,” Alwi added. Earlier it was reported that seven airports and one airstrip were closed due to the volcanic ash from Mount Kelud in East Java province. Head of Data and Information Center of National Disaster Mitigation Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho stated that the seven closed airports were Juanda (Surabaya), Adi Sumarmo (Solo), Adi Sucipto (Yogyakarta) Abdulrahman Saleh (Malang), Ahmad Yani (Semarang), Husein Sastranegara

(Bandung) and Tunggul Wulung airstrip in Cilacap. Nugroho pointed out that the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center, based in Washington, USA, reported that volcanic ash from Mount Kelud has blown clear of Java and Sumatra air space and has reached the Indian Ocean at the west of Sumatra Island. “VAAC has recommended all airplanes not to travel through that area,” Nugroho added. The eruption of Mt Kelud on Thursday, Feb. 13, forced some 200 thousand people to flee, forcing closures of airports and schools in several cities in Indonesias most densely populated island of Java.


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Race for 1-2-3 in women’s bobsled seems decided

IBP TABANAN - The Bali Butterfly Park is one of the popular attractions in Tabanan County and the only one in this archipelago. This park also makes a breeding of butterflies for scientific purposes and education in the future. As the name implies, most of the land is covered by paranet in order the butterflies do not fly out of their collections and disappear. Various species of butterflies in Indonesia can be found here. Some of the well known butterflies include: butterfly of paradise (Ornithoptera paradisea), the atlas moth (Attacus atlas), Sulawesi butterfly (Papilio gigon), Sumatra butterfly (Atrophaneura nox), Stibociana coressia, Lexias aegle, Axchaeoattacus staud, Butterfly of Mt. Batukaru (Actias maenas), Morphonestira, Amathu siidae sp, and so on. In addition to butterfly, the park also has a collection of other animals such as scorpions, tarantulas and tiger beetles in a small building on the right side of the flower garden. Similarly, it also has a collection of strange grasshopper in the shape of leaves and twigs of wood brought in from outside Bali. The park is managed by PT Ku-

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Elfje Willemsen was adamant. The fourth-place sled at the midpoint of the women’s bobsled competition at the Sochi Olympics, she said, has almost no chance of getting into the medal mix. That might seem a bit harsh. Then again, Willemsen’s opinion matters here since she’s the driver of that fourth-place sled.

pu-kupu Taman Lestari. It spreads across the area of 1 hectare with netting area (closed area with paranet) on 3,700 m3. Each month the butterfly park releases at least 3,500 butterflies to its original habitat. Besides, the park also produces various kinds of handicraft made of a variety of insects such as: framed butterfly, framed beetle, key chain made from insects, bookmarks

insertion, paperweight made of transparent fiber containing butterflies, paintings made of butterfly wings, etc. Development of the Bali Butterfly Park has been planned since October 1993 after the implementation of International Butterfly Conference held on August 24-27, 1993 in Ujung Pandang (Makassar). Departed

from the idea that biological resources in the form of butterfly were very abundant, it would be unfortunate if they went extinct. The park was then opened on December 17, 1996 by Mrs. Asiawati Oka, Chairman of the PKK of Bali Province. The butterfly park is located on Jalan Batukaru, Sandan Lebah hamlet, Wanasari, exactly 6 km to the

north of Tabanan. This park is open every day from 8:00 a.m. through at 5:00 p.m. and the last ticket is sold at 4:00 p.m. Supporting facilities available are parking area, art shop combined with cafeteria and restrooms. Biodiversity must be preserved from the extinction in order it remains stable. Therefore, when you come to Bali, make a visit to this Butterfly Park.

“Not hopeful at all,” Willemsen said when asked about her medal chances going into Wednesday night’s final two runs at the Sanki Sliding Center. “If we can catch the third, that will be unbelievable. But I don’t think that will happen.” She’s probably right. It’s a threesled race right now for medals at the Sochi Games. Elana Meyers of Douglasville, Ga. and Lauryn Williams of Rochester, Pa. are the leaders after two runs, their time of 1 minute, 54.89 seconds giving USA-1 a lead of 0.23 seconds over Canada’s reigning gold medalists, Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse. Jamie Greubel of Newtown, Pa. and Aja Evans of Chicago are third, another 0.33 seconds back — and nearly a half-second ahead of Wil-

lemsen and Hanna Emilie Marien of Belgium. So as has been the norm in sliding at these Olympics, there’s a huge gap in the standings. And for Meyers and Williams, gold is two clean runs away. “This whole ride has been a w e s o m e ,” s a i d Wi l l i a m s , who’s bidding to win her second Olympic gold medal — to go along with the one she won as a member of the 4x100meter relay team at the London Games in 2010. “I never would have thought I’d be here six months ago and here I am. God couldn’t have sent me anything better than this opportunity.” If USA-1 wins, Williams will be the second Olympian ever with a summer gold and winter gold in two different sports.

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The team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Elana Meyers with brakeman Lauryn Williams, speed down the track during the women’s two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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VITORIA, Spain — Former NBA star Lamar Odom has agreed to a short-term deal with Spanish basketball club Baskonia. The former Los Angeles Lakers forward has a two-month contract, the club said on Tuesday. Odom, an NBA free agent who hasn’t played since finishing out last season with the Los Angeles Clippers, is filling a roster spot that opened up because of injury. Baskonia said the deal includes an option to extend the contract until the close of the season. Odom, 34 and a two-time NBA champion with the Lakers who has also played for the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat, was expected in the Basque capital of Vitoria this week, and could make his debut on Saturday against Valladolid. “We’re very happy to have signed a very important player who has had a long and fruitful career in the NBA,” Baskonia president Josean Querejeta said in a statement. “We’ve worked very hard over the last couple of days to make this happen, we felt we needed a boost and had to break the collective cloud that has been hanging over us over the last while so we could get back to winning.” Baskonia was ninth in the 18-team Spanish league and last in its Euroleague group, with a match against fellow Spanish club Barcelona on Thursday. The 2.09-meter (6-foot-10) power forward averaged a career-low 4.0 points and 5.9 rebounds last season with the Clippers.


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MANCHESTER, England - Barcelona virtually ended 10-man Manchester City’s dreams of European glory when they dominated their Champions League last 16 first leg and finished deserved 2-0 winners at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. Billed as the biggest match in City’s recent history, it all went wrong for Manuel Pellegrini’s side after 53 minutes when defender Martin Demichelis was sent off for a last-man lunge on fellow Argentine Lionel Messi who scored from the resulting penalty to put Barca ahead. It was the first goal he had scored in an away European tie in England - his goal in the 2011 Champions League final against Manchester United having come at neutral Wembley - and set the Spanish champions on the way to their first win in an away European tie in England for six matches. Their second goal came in the last minute when Dani Alves collected a pass from substitute Neymar and fired through goalkeeper Joe Hart’s legs to give City an almost impossible task of rescuing the tie in the second leg on March 12. The defeat sparked an out-ofcharacter attack from Pellegrini who accused Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson of favouring Barca and the Chilean risks a reprimand and possible severe punishment from soccer’s European governing body UEFA. “I spoke to him at the end and told him he should be very happy because he decided the match,” Pellegrini told reporters. “Barcelona had no chance to score until the

penalty against Demichelis. “The referee was not impartial. He did not have any control of the game. I think it was not a good idea to have a referee from Sweden in such an important match. Asked why it was relevant that the referee was Swedish, he replied: “More important football is played in Europe than in Sweden so a big game with two important teams that kind of game needs a referee with more experience.” Eriksson, a FIFA referee since 2002 who is on the list for this year’s World Cup finals in Brazil, has refereed 86 UEFA matches and this was his 22nd Champions League game. It was also City’s first in the knockout rounds of the competition and they rarely showed the kind of form that has brought them 117 goals in all matches this season and prompted talk of a quadruple haul of trophies before this setback. Barca, with a three-pronged attack of Messi, Andres Iniesta and Alexis Sanchez in front of a typically fluid

three-man midfield, dominated the first 20 minutes, allowed City back in the game briefly, then took control again after the dismissal. DANGEROUS OPPONENT

Their coach Gerardo Martino said he was delighted with the win but was not taking anything for granted for the return. “I am not so confident yet for the second leg. Our intention was to win and I think it’s a fair result. “But when we allowed City to have the advantage for 10 minutes in the first half and 10 in the second they made it risky for us. “We have had a good away win and now we have to repeat the performance at home. But City lost at home to Bayern Munich in the group stage and then won away. They are a very dangerous opponent.” City had few chances, with the best falling to David Silva in the 77th minute when he chested the ball down and then volleyed at Victor Valdes who saved well.

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil — A southern Brazilian city will host matches during this year’s World Cup despite serious problems with a stadium renovation that put it on the brink of becoming the first venue ever to be kicked out because of delays, FIFA said Tuesday. Despite the decision to keep Curitiba in the tournament, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke warned that construction

remains “very late” and said there is a very tight timeline to get the stadium ready. FIFA said the decision was made because of “financial guarantees, the commitment by all stakeholders” and progress in renovation work. “There is no other decision you can make (other) than keeping the city,” Valcke said at a news conference. “Curitiba understood the information and the pressure that we put on three weeks ago.”

He said the work done since then “gives us the confidence that, again, the stadium will be very late, but we will have a stadium for the World Cup.” The secretary general last month gave local organizers an ultimatum: Drastically speed up construction or be dropped from the tournament. He reiterated on Tuesday that local officials must keep the pace of construction at a high level. “The pressure is there; dayto-day monitoring is there,”

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But on the whole Barcelona silenced the home fans and blunted City’s attacks which were few and far between. The two sides, who had scored 228 times between them this season heading into the game, failed to produce the goalfest that many expected. However, the estimated global audience of 250 million would have enjoyed seeing Barca reproducing their trademark passing game and winning after a relatively tricky season by their own exalted standards. “People have been saying this is not the same Barcelona of previous years but we’ve got a great a result tonight and we’ve proved a point to some people,” Barca midfielder Cesc Fabregas said. AP Photo/Clint Hughes

Barcelona’s Daniel Alves celebrates after he scored the second goal of the game for his side during their Champions League Round of 16 soccer match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

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Valcke said. FIFA now expects the stadium to be ready in mid-May, only a month before the World Cup opening match in Sao Paulo on June 12. At least two test events are expected before that date, and the temporary structures needed outside the venue will be built while work continues inside the stadium. “For this decision to take effect, this new pace of construction has to be maintained,” Bra-

zil’s deputy sports minister, Luis Fernandes, said. “The monitoring will continue.” “Would it have been better to have the stadium ready in late December? It would have been better, of course,” Fernandes said. “At the end of the day, we will have to learn from the lessons that led to the delays in Curitiba.”

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini risks UEFA disciplinary action after an outburst Tuesday against the referee who oversaw their Champions League loss to Barcelona, questioning his partiality and competence. A rare measured voice in the turbulent world of English football since arriving last year, Pellegrini finally lost his cool after Tuesday’s 2-0 first-leg loss in the round of 16. City had been repelling Barcelona until the start of the second half when Jonas Eriksson sent off Martin Demichelis for fouling Lionel Messi, who then scored from the penalty spot. Pellegrini was angry that Sergio Busquets was not penalized for an apparent foul on City winger Jesus Navas in the build-up. “The referee decided the game,” Pellegrini said. “He decided the game because before the penalty, it was (a) foul on Navas ... but from the beginning I could see the referee was not impartial to both teams. “So he decided the game with the foul he didn’t whistle against and after the penalty of Martin Demichelis — it was not a penalty, it was outside the box.” Barcelona has history with Eriksson, who was criticized by then-coach Pep Guardiola for not awarding his team penalties in 2012 in a 0-0 draw at Milan in the quarterfinals. Pellegrini felt Eriksson was trying to make amends for “an important mistake against Barcelona in a previous match.” And after the Etihad Stadium game, which saw Dani Alves add a late second, Pellegrini confronted Eriksson to tell him

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Manchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini during their Champions League Round of 16 soccer match against Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. what he thought of his abilities as a referee. The Chilean believes that Eriksson lacked the credentials to referee a match of this magnitude despite taking charge of games at

the 2012 European Championship, the 2013 UEFA Super Cup and being on the FIFA list for the World Cup in Brazil. “He did not have any control of the game,” Pellegrini said.

league matches against Sampdoria and Inter as punishment for antiNeapolitan chants by fans during an Italian Cup match this month. However, further insults were clearly heard from another sector during Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Samp and that area will also be closed for the match against Inter

on March 1. Roma was given a suspended sentence of a one-match ban in October. Torino and both Milan clubs were also handed suspended sentences at the time. Roma is second in the Italian league, nine points behind Juventus, which has played a game more.

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ROME — Roma has had a third section of its stadium closed for the upcoming Serie A match against Inter Milan after more anti-territorial chants. Roma was ordered to close the sections behind both goals, where the ultras sit, for the

PSG gets 4-0 win at Leverkusen in Champs League LEVERKUSEN, Germany — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain all but booked its place in the Champions League quarterfinals with a 4-0 away rout of 10-man Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday. Blaise Matuidi got the visitors off to a flying start in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie by scoring in the third minute. Ibrahimovic made it 2-0 from a penalty in the 39th, after Emir Spahic hauled down Ezequiel Lavezzi, and effectively killed the game three minutes later when he rifled a shot from outside the penalty area inside the top far corner. Leverkusen had Spahic sent off for a second yellow card in the 59th, and Paris substitute Yohan Cabaye completed the rout in the 88th. “We had a good game,” said Ibrahimovic, who took his tally in this season’s competition to 10 goals from six games. “We scored early and when you are in the lead it is much easier.” The result looks almost certain to end Leverkuse n ’ s hopes of reaching the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002, with a mountain to climb in the second leg in Paris on March 12. No team has recovered from 4-0 down in a two-legged Champions League tie. Leverkusen seemed to be feeling the effect of losing five of its last seven games. The home side looked nervous from the start, perhaps mindful of losing 5-0 to Manchester United in its previous game at home in the competition. “We played with fear and I really don’t know why,” Leverkusen defender Omer Toprak said. Leverkusen captain Simon Rolfes lost the ball to Matuidi, who combined with Ibrahimovic and Marco Verratti before tucking the latter’s return pass inside the far post. “We observed them and saw their (previous) game against Schalke. We knew they were suffering and we didn’t want to gift them any confidence,” said Paris coach Laurent Blanc, whose side was unbeaten in its previous seven away games, with five of those ending in victory. AP Photo/Martin Meissner

PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates his side’s third goal during a Champions League round of the last 16 first leg soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Paris Saint-Germain in Leverkusen, Germany, Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014. s

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MANCHESTER, England - Barcelona virtually ended 10-man Manchester City’s dreams of European glory when they dominated their Champions League last 16 first leg and finished deserved 2-0 winners at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. Billed as the biggest match in City’s recent history, it all went wrong for Manuel Pellegrini’s side after 53 minutes when defender Martin Demichelis was sent off for a last-man lunge on fellow Argentine Lionel Messi who scored from the resulting penalty to put Barca ahead. It was the first goal he had scored in an away European tie in England - his goal in the 2011 Champions League final against Manchester United having come at neutral Wembley - and set the Spanish champions on the way to their first win in an away European tie in England for six matches. Their second goal came in the last minute when Dani Alves collected a pass from substitute Neymar and fired through goalkeeper Joe Hart’s legs to give City an almost impossible task of rescuing the tie in the second leg on March 12. The defeat sparked an out-ofcharacter attack from Pellegrini who accused Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson of favouring Barca and the Chilean risks a reprimand and possible severe punishment from soccer’s European governing body UEFA. “I spoke to him at the end and told him he should be very happy because he decided the match,” Pellegrini told reporters. “Barcelona had no chance to score until the

penalty against Demichelis. “The referee was not impartial. He did not have any control of the game. I think it was not a good idea to have a referee from Sweden in such an important match. Asked why it was relevant that the referee was Swedish, he replied: “More important football is played in Europe than in Sweden so a big game with two important teams that kind of game needs a referee with more experience.” Eriksson, a FIFA referee since 2002 who is on the list for this year’s World Cup finals in Brazil, has refereed 86 UEFA matches and this was his 22nd Champions League game. It was also City’s first in the knockout rounds of the competition and they rarely showed the kind of form that has brought them 117 goals in all matches this season and prompted talk of a quadruple haul of trophies before this setback. Barca, with a three-pronged attack of Messi, Andres Iniesta and Alexis Sanchez in front of a typically fluid

three-man midfield, dominated the first 20 minutes, allowed City back in the game briefly, then took control again after the dismissal. DANGEROUS OPPONENT

Their coach Gerardo Martino said he was delighted with the win but was not taking anything for granted for the return. “I am not so confident yet for the second leg. Our intention was to win and I think it’s a fair result. “But when we allowed City to have the advantage for 10 minutes in the first half and 10 in the second they made it risky for us. “We have had a good away win and now we have to repeat the performance at home. But City lost at home to Bayern Munich in the group stage and then won away. They are a very dangerous opponent.” City had few chances, with the best falling to David Silva in the 77th minute when he chested the ball down and then volleyed at Victor Valdes who saved well.

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil — A southern Brazilian city will host matches during this year’s World Cup despite serious problems with a stadium renovation that put it on the brink of becoming the first venue ever to be kicked out because of delays, FIFA said Tuesday. Despite the decision to keep Curitiba in the tournament, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke warned that construction

remains “very late” and said there is a very tight timeline to get the stadium ready. FIFA said the decision was made because of “financial guarantees, the commitment by all stakeholders” and progress in renovation work. “There is no other decision you can make (other) than keeping the city,” Valcke said at a news conference. “Curitiba understood the information and the pressure that we put on three weeks ago.”

He said the work done since then “gives us the confidence that, again, the stadium will be very late, but we will have a stadium for the World Cup.” The secretary general last month gave local organizers an ultimatum: Drastically speed up construction or be dropped from the tournament. He reiterated on Tuesday that local officials must keep the pace of construction at a high level. “The pressure is there; dayto-day monitoring is there,”

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But on the whole Barcelona silenced the home fans and blunted City’s attacks which were few and far between. The two sides, who had scored 228 times between them this season heading into the game, failed to produce the goalfest that many expected. However, the estimated global audience of 250 million would have enjoyed seeing Barca reproducing their trademark passing game and winning after a relatively tricky season by their own exalted standards. “People have been saying this is not the same Barcelona of previous years but we’ve got a great a result tonight and we’ve proved a point to some people,” Barca midfielder Cesc Fabregas said. AP Photo/Clint Hughes

Barcelona’s Daniel Alves celebrates after he scored the second goal of the game for his side during their Champions League Round of 16 soccer match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

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Valcke said. FIFA now expects the stadium to be ready in mid-May, only a month before the World Cup opening match in Sao Paulo on June 12. At least two test events are expected before that date, and the temporary structures needed outside the venue will be built while work continues inside the stadium. “For this decision to take effect, this new pace of construction has to be maintained,” Bra-

zil’s deputy sports minister, Luis Fernandes, said. “The monitoring will continue.” “Would it have been better to have the stadium ready in late December? It would have been better, of course,” Fernandes said. “At the end of the day, we will have to learn from the lessons that led to the delays in Curitiba.”

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini risks UEFA disciplinary action after an outburst Tuesday against the referee who oversaw their Champions League loss to Barcelona, questioning his partiality and competence. A rare measured voice in the turbulent world of English football since arriving last year, Pellegrini finally lost his cool after Tuesday’s 2-0 first-leg loss in the round of 16. City had been repelling Barcelona until the start of the second half when Jonas Eriksson sent off Martin Demichelis for fouling Lionel Messi, who then scored from the penalty spot. Pellegrini was angry that Sergio Busquets was not penalized for an apparent foul on City winger Jesus Navas in the build-up. “The referee decided the game,” Pellegrini said. “He decided the game because before the penalty, it was (a) foul on Navas ... but from the beginning I could see the referee was not impartial to both teams. “So he decided the game with the foul he didn’t whistle against and after the penalty of Martin Demichelis — it was not a penalty, it was outside the box.” Barcelona has history with Eriksson, who was criticized by then-coach Pep Guardiola for not awarding his team penalties in 2012 in a 0-0 draw at Milan in the quarterfinals. Pellegrini felt Eriksson was trying to make amends for “an important mistake against Barcelona in a previous match.” And after the Etihad Stadium game, which saw Dani Alves add a late second, Pellegrini confronted Eriksson to tell him

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Manchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini during their Champions League Round of 16 soccer match against Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. what he thought of his abilities as a referee. The Chilean believes that Eriksson lacked the credentials to referee a match of this magnitude despite taking charge of games at

the 2012 European Championship, the 2013 UEFA Super Cup and being on the FIFA list for the World Cup in Brazil. “He did not have any control of the game,” Pellegrini said.

league matches against Sampdoria and Inter as punishment for antiNeapolitan chants by fans during an Italian Cup match this month. However, further insults were clearly heard from another sector during Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Samp and that area will also be closed for the match against Inter

on March 1. Roma was given a suspended sentence of a one-match ban in October. Torino and both Milan clubs were also handed suspended sentences at the time. Roma is second in the Italian league, nine points behind Juventus, which has played a game more.

Roma has 3rd section of stadium closed for Inter Associated Press Writer

ROME — Roma has had a third section of its stadium closed for the upcoming Serie A match against Inter Milan after more anti-territorial chants. Roma was ordered to close the sections behind both goals, where the ultras sit, for the

PSG gets 4-0 win at Leverkusen in Champs League LEVERKUSEN, Germany — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain all but booked its place in the Champions League quarterfinals with a 4-0 away rout of 10-man Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday. Blaise Matuidi got the visitors off to a flying start in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie by scoring in the third minute. Ibrahimovic made it 2-0 from a penalty in the 39th, after Emir Spahic hauled down Ezequiel Lavezzi, and effectively killed the game three minutes later when he rifled a shot from outside the penalty area inside the top far corner. Leverkusen had Spahic sent off for a second yellow card in the 59th, and Paris substitute Yohan Cabaye completed the rout in the 88th. “We had a good game,” said Ibrahimovic, who took his tally in this season’s competition to 10 goals from six games. “We scored early and when you are in the lead it is much easier.” The result looks almost certain to end Leverkuse n ’ s hopes of reaching the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002, with a mountain to climb in the second leg in Paris on March 12. No team has recovered from 4-0 down in a two-legged Champions League tie. Leverkusen seemed to be feeling the effect of losing five of its last seven games. The home side looked nervous from the start, perhaps mindful of losing 5-0 to Manchester United in its previous game at home in the competition. “We played with fear and I really don’t know why,” Leverkusen defender Omer Toprak said. Leverkusen captain Simon Rolfes lost the ball to Matuidi, who combined with Ibrahimovic and Marco Verratti before tucking the latter’s return pass inside the far post. “We observed them and saw their (previous) game against Schalke. We knew they were suffering and we didn’t want to gift them any confidence,” said Paris coach Laurent Blanc, whose side was unbeaten in its previous seven away games, with five of those ending in victory. AP Photo/Martin Meissner

PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates his side’s third goal during a Champions League round of the last 16 first leg soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Paris Saint-Germain in Leverkusen, Germany, Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014. s

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IBP TABANAN - The Bali Butterfly Park is one of the popular attractions in Tabanan County and the only one in this archipelago. This park also makes a breeding of butterflies for scientific purposes and education in the future. As the name implies, most of the land is covered by paranet in order the butterflies do not fly out of their collections and disappear. Various species of butterflies in Indonesia can be found here. Some of the well known butterflies include: butterfly of paradise (Ornithoptera paradisea), the atlas moth (Attacus atlas), Sulawesi butterfly (Papilio gigon), Sumatra butterfly (Atrophaneura nox), Stibociana coressia, Lexias aegle, Axchaeoattacus staud, Butterfly of Mt. Batukaru (Actias maenas), Morphonestira, Amathu siidae sp, and so on. In addition to butterfly, the park also has a collection of other animals such as scorpions, tarantulas and tiger beetles in a small building on the right side of the flower garden. Similarly, it also has a collection of strange grasshopper in the shape of leaves and twigs of wood brought in from outside Bali. The park is managed by PT Ku-

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Elfje Willemsen was adamant. The fourth-place sled at the midpoint of the women’s bobsled competition at the Sochi Olympics, she said, has almost no chance of getting into the medal mix. That might seem a bit harsh. Then again, Willemsen’s opinion matters here since she’s the driver of that fourth-place sled.

pu-kupu Taman Lestari. It spreads across the area of 1 hectare with netting area (closed area with paranet) on 3,700 m3. Each month the butterfly park releases at least 3,500 butterflies to its original habitat. Besides, the park also produces various kinds of handicraft made of a variety of insects such as: framed butterfly, framed beetle, key chain made from insects, bookmarks

insertion, paperweight made of transparent fiber containing butterflies, paintings made of butterfly wings, etc. Development of the Bali Butterfly Park has been planned since October 1993 after the implementation of International Butterfly Conference held on August 24-27, 1993 in Ujung Pandang (Makassar). Departed

from the idea that biological resources in the form of butterfly were very abundant, it would be unfortunate if they went extinct. The park was then opened on December 17, 1996 by Mrs. Asiawati Oka, Chairman of the PKK of Bali Province. The butterfly park is located on Jalan Batukaru, Sandan Lebah hamlet, Wanasari, exactly 6 km to the

north of Tabanan. This park is open every day from 8:00 a.m. through at 5:00 p.m. and the last ticket is sold at 4:00 p.m. Supporting facilities available are parking area, art shop combined with cafeteria and restrooms. Biodiversity must be preserved from the extinction in order it remains stable. Therefore, when you come to Bali, make a visit to this Butterfly Park.

“Not hopeful at all,” Willemsen said when asked about her medal chances going into Wednesday night’s final two runs at the Sanki Sliding Center. “If we can catch the third, that will be unbelievable. But I don’t think that will happen.” She’s probably right. It’s a threesled race right now for medals at the Sochi Games. Elana Meyers of Douglasville, Ga. and Lauryn Williams of Rochester, Pa. are the leaders after two runs, their time of 1 minute, 54.89 seconds giving USA-1 a lead of 0.23 seconds over Canada’s reigning gold medalists, Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse. Jamie Greubel of Newtown, Pa. and Aja Evans of Chicago are third, another 0.33 seconds back — and nearly a half-second ahead of Wil-

lemsen and Hanna Emilie Marien of Belgium. So as has been the norm in sliding at these Olympics, there’s a huge gap in the standings. And for Meyers and Williams, gold is two clean runs away. “This whole ride has been a w e s o m e ,” s a i d Wi l l i a m s , who’s bidding to win her second Olympic gold medal — to go along with the one she won as a member of the 4x100meter relay team at the London Games in 2010. “I never would have thought I’d be here six months ago and here I am. God couldn’t have sent me anything better than this opportunity.” If USA-1 wins, Williams will be the second Olympian ever with a summer gold and winter gold in two different sports.

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The team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Elana Meyers with brakeman Lauryn Williams, speed down the track during the women’s two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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VITORIA, Spain — Former NBA star Lamar Odom has agreed to a short-term deal with Spanish basketball club Baskonia. The former Los Angeles Lakers forward has a two-month contract, the club said on Tuesday. Odom, an NBA free agent who hasn’t played since finishing out last season with the Los Angeles Clippers, is filling a roster spot that opened up because of injury. Baskonia said the deal includes an option to extend the contract until the close of the season. Odom, 34 and a two-time NBA champion with the Lakers who has also played for the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat, was expected in the Basque capital of Vitoria this week, and could make his debut on Saturday against Valladolid. “We’re very happy to have signed a very important player who has had a long and fruitful career in the NBA,” Baskonia president Josean Querejeta said in a statement. “We’ve worked very hard over the last couple of days to make this happen, we felt we needed a boost and had to break the collective cloud that has been hanging over us over the last while so we could get back to winning.” Baskonia was ninth in the 18-team Spanish league and last in its Euroleague group, with a match against fellow Spanish club Barcelona on Thursday. The 2.09-meter (6-foot-10) power forward averaged a career-low 4.0 points and 5.9 rebounds last season with the Clippers.


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PARIS — Greenpeace environmental activists have dumped a truckload of coal at the doorstep of France’s presidential palace just hours before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The activist group’s French wing said on its website that the pre-dawn action Wednesday also involved containers of nuclear waste inside the truck. Images on the site showed police alongside at least four women activists wearing T-shirts written in German and French. A Paris police spokeswoman declined immediate comment. A presidential palace official wasn’t immediately available for comment. The stunt raises new questions about security in front of France’s presidential Elysee palace — normally guarded visibly by at least several police. Greenpeace France has recently carried out acts including peaceful invasions of French nuclear sites in a bid to expose security dangers.

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Monuments to Kiev’s founders burn as anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

Ukraine: 25 killed, 241 injured in Kiev clashes Associated Press Writer

KIEV, Ukraine — As thick black smoke rose from the barricades encircling the protest camp in central Kiev on Wednesday, the Ukrainian president blamed opposition leaders for the deadly violence that erupted between riot police and protesters in the capital in which at least 25 people died and 241 were injured. The violence on Tuesday was the worst in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralyzed Ukraine’s capital in a struggle over the identity of a nation divided in loyalties between Russia and the West, and the worst in the country’s post-Soviet history. Amid cries of “Glory to Ukraine!” and with flaming tires lighting up the night sky, thousands of riot police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked the sprawling protest camp in the center of Kiev. With the boom of exploding stun grenades and fireworks nearly drowning out his words at times, opposition leader Vitali Klitschko urged overnight the 20,000 protesters to defend the camp on Independence Square that has been the heart of the protests.

“We will not go anywhere from here,” Klitschko, a former heavyweight boxing champion, told the crowd, speaking from a stage in the square as tents and tires burned around him, releasing huge plumes of smoke. “This is an island of freedom and we will defend it,” he said. Early on Wednesday, many were still heeding his call. “I am not going to sit and wait while they kill me,” said 32-yearold Anton Rybkovich. “I’m going to attack. The more force the government uses, the more harsh our response will be.” About 10,000 people remained on the square as piles of rubber tires continued to burn. A large building that the protesters had used as a headquarters caught fire and had been abandoned during the night, as police used

loudspeakers to urge women and children to leave the square because an “anti-terrorist” operation was under way. President Viktor Yanukovych said that opposition leaders “crossed a line when they called people to arms.” “I again call on the leaders of the opposition ... to draw a boundary between themselves and radical forces which are provoking bloodshed and clashes with the security services,” the president said in a statement. “If they don’t want to leave (the square) — they should acknowledge that they are supporting radicals. Then the conversation with them will already be of a different kind.” His defiant tone left few with hope of compromise after a night of violence, the worst in the country’s post-Soviet history.

However Suarsika said rescuers scoured the area, called Manta Point off Nusa Penida island, and it turned out the people were local anglers. Manta Point is where the other five were found alive. The five rescued divers, who are in hospital in Bali, have suffered sunburn and dehydration but none is in a serious condition, doctors say. A day before, a body was found in the waters of Serangan Beach near the turtle captivity, Tuesday (Feb 18) around 6:30 p.m. Allegedly, the female body was one of the two Japanese tourists who had not been found since they were reported missing, Friday (Feb 14). “She was found in dead condition. Her body was immediately evacuated,” said the Commander of the 1610/Klungkung Military District, Andree Saputro. He explained the body was first discovered by Minami boat that was carrying foreign tourists. When passing, it found a floating body that was still wearing diving suit on the surface of the sea. However, since the boat was still carrying tourists, it could not immediately evacuate the body. However, the boat skipper immediately informed the discovery of the body via telephone to his friends on the mainland. The body was then evacuated by other boat from Semawang Beach. When found, the female body was still wearing diving suit. Meanwhile, some divers from the Lembongan Marine Association (LMA) also participated in the joint team. Chairman of the LMA Gede Suka when contacted on Tuesday revealed the search was also conducted in the waters around the Batu Abang, near Batu Atuh and at location of the discovery of the five divers previously. However, the divers from this association did not dive because they focused the search on the sea surface. “The victims are estimated to be floating because it has been a few days. The possibility of victim at the bottom of the sea is very small so we do not dive,” said Gede Suka. Team finds a scuba

On the other hand, Chief of Klungkung Police, Ni Wayan Sri Yudatni Wirawati, when contacted on Tuesday delivered that her team discovered a scuba alleged to be owned by the Japanese tourists. The silver scuba was found by seaweed farmer in the surrounding waters of Semaya on Tuesday afternoon. At that time, the team explored the beach from Karangasari to Semaya. Other than the scuba, the team also found a yellow strap of scuba. The police chief also said on Monday night that when the five survivors were evacuated, the team saw the light sign like a code around Batu Bolong near Manta Point. Originally, it was alleged the light sign showed by the two other victims, so the team could know their whereabouts. Unfortunately, when the team tried to approach the light source at 6:45 in the morning, the team had difficulties to approach the location. Police hoped the two victims could be found immediately because one of the tourists had quite large possibility to survive. Previously, five Japanese tourists were found under the Atuh cliff, Batumadeg village, in safe condition on Monday afternoon (Feb 17). They included Yamamoto Emi, Tomita Nahomi, Morizono Aya and Yoshidome Atsumi and they were then treated at Sanglah Hospital. Meanwhile, the other victim namely Furukawa Saori was hospitalized at Kasih Ibu Hospital.

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INDONESIA Indonesia, Saudi Arabia to sign bilateral agreement on migrant workers Antara

Jakarta - Indonesia and Saudi Arabia will sign a bilateral agreement on the placement and protection of Indonesian domestic workers scheduled to work in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. “This will be the beginning of a new chapter in the placement and protection of our workers in Saudi Arabia. We hope that the signing of the agreement will increase protection of Indonesian migrant workers there,” Indonesian Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar said in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday. In a press statement received by ANTARA News from the Manpower Ministry, Muhaimin noted that the signing of the agreement will be a milestone in the history of placement and protection of Indonesian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. He pointed out that this will be

the memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed by the Indonesian and Saudi governments for the protection of Indonesian migrant workers. Minister Muhaimin had left for Saudi Arabia on Monday in connection with the planned signing of the MoU. “The agreement will give legal certainty to Indonesian migrant workers. We hope Saudi Arabia will give special attention to the Indonesian migrant workers,” Minister Muhaimin stated. The agreement will cover an on-line working contract, communication access, holidays and a bank payment system for the workers.

TNI secures lava canal of Mount Kelud Antara

Kediri - The Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers have beefed up security arrangements around the lava canal of Mount Kelud in the Kediri District, East Java province, as it can be dangerous to the residents. “We have continuously informed the people and checked the condition of the location. We have been monitoring the lava canal and have urged the people to avoid mining sand from the canal,” Kediri Military Regional 0809 Commander Lieutenant Colonel Heriyadi stated here on Tuesday. According to Heriyadi, some people have started mining sand from the canal. “The activity is dangerous, particularly during downpours,” he added. The lava flow carrying huge materials such as rock and sand can hit and bury the miners. He emphasized that the soldiers of Kediri Military Regional 0809 are focusing on repair and restoration work in the Sugihwaras Village of the Kediri District. He noted that the soldiers are always on vigil to avoid casualties due to the cold lava flow. The soldiers have also evaluated the total damages caused by the Mount Kelud eruption and are finding safe locations for shelters. He claimed that the soldiers will inspect the damages once the alert status of Mount Kelud has been lowered to normal level. There are at least 11 lava dykes that have spread across the Kediri District and Blitar District. The total lava dykes that spread in six villages in the Kediri District can hold at least 3.14 million cubic meters of cold lava. Meanwhile, the total lava dykes in five villages in the Blitar District can hold 11.17 million cubic meters of cold lava. The Commander pointed out that a lava dyke brimming with volcanic material is located in the Sukorejo canal of the Jarak Village, Kediri District.

Surakarta`s airport to resume operation week after volcano eruption Antara

Solo - Adi Sumarmo airport in Surakarta (Solo), Central Java, will resume operations next Thursday, a week after Mount Keluds eruption last Feb. 13, stated Chief of Airport Authority Affairs from the Ministry of Transportation Mohammad Alwi, here on Tuesday. “We are currently cleaning the airport from the volcanic ashes. The airport will resume operations on Thursday or soon after the cleaning activity is finished,” Alwi assured. According to him, officials from Adi Sumarmo airports authority, assisted by local military personnel, have been cleaning the

airports 2.6 thousand meters-long runway, parking lot and other buildings inside the airports complex. “About 70 percent of areas in the airport have been cleaned up,” Alwi added. Earlier it was reported that seven airports and one airstrip were closed due to the volcanic ash from Mount Kelud in East Java province. Head of Data and Information Center of National Disaster Mitigation Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho stated that the seven closed airports were Juanda (Surabaya), Adi Sumarmo (Solo), Adi Sucipto (Yogyakarta) Abdulrahman Saleh (Malang), Ahmad Yani (Semarang), Husein Sastranegara

(Bandung) and Tunggul Wulung airstrip in Cilacap. Nugroho pointed out that the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center, based in Washington, USA, reported that volcanic ash from Mount Kelud has blown clear of Java and Sumatra air space and has reached the Indian Ocean at the west of Sumatra Island. “VAAC has recommended all airplanes not to travel through that area,” Nugroho added. The eruption of Mt Kelud on Thursday, Feb. 13, forced some 200 thousand people to flee, forcing closures of airports and schools in several cities in Indonesias most densely populated island of Java.


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Patients still treated at hallway and breezeway Bali Post

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

Asian stocks muted as Japan surge tempered Associated Press Writer

TOKYO — Shares were lackluster in Asia on Wednesday as investors waited for major earnings reports and took stock of a torrid start to the year for markets. The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo slipped 0.7 percent to 14,742.36 after big gains the previous day. in Australia, New Zealand, mainland China and Indonesia. The markets are regrouping, said Linus Yip, a strategist at First Shanghai Securities in Hong Kong. Stocks made impressive gains last year but sold off sharply in the opening weeks of 2014. Some of January’s losses were since recouped. “After the recent bull run there is some consolidation, but the market is still positive,” Yip said. On Tuesday, the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 2.13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,840.76 and the Nasdaq composite rose 28.76 points, or 0.7 percent, to 4,272.78.

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The Japanese benchmark surged 3.1 percent on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan topped up its already lavish monetary stimulus by doubling the size of funds to support bank lending and economic growth. The funds, which were due to expire shortly, were extended for another year after growth in 2013 fell below expectations. Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was virtually unchanged at 22,594.54 as traders awaited earnings reports from such heavyweights as insurer AIA and banking giant HSBC. South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.4 percent to 1,938.30. Shares in Taiwan and Malaysia fell while prices rose

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European stocks were sluggish Tuesday after a key measure of German investor confidence fell, with Germany’s DAX flat at 9,659.78. France’s CAC 40 fell 0.1 percent to 4,330.71 while Britain’s FTSE 100 added 1 percent to 6,802.61. Benchmark U.S. oil for March delivery was up 31 cents to $102.74 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract gained $2.13 overnight to $102.43. In currencies, the euro barely budged at $1.3766 from $1.3767 late Tuesday. The dollar inched down to 102.21 yen from 102.25 yen.

BEIJING — Chinese automaker Dongfeng and the French government are each investing 800 million euros ($1.1 billion) in Peugeot, throwing a financial lifeline to the struggling French auto brand and possibly expanding its global presence. Plans call for Dongfeng Motor Co., the French government and the Peugeot family each to own equal shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen and to have equal voting rights, Dongfeng said in a statement Wednesday. The deal reflects an increasingly popular strategy among Chinese companies, which are buying stakes in established foreign brands to improve their competitive edge in their fast-growing home market. China’s auto market is the world’s biggest by number of vehicles sold but is crowded and competitive, with every global brand and two dozen indigenous automakers jostling for sales. Dongfeng said the French government is expected to buy the same number of shares as it on the same terms. The Dongfeng and French government investments plus money raised from existing shareholders would inject 3 billion euros ($4.1 billion) into Peugeot. The Chinese company said shareholders also will receive entitlements to buy three new shares for each 10 they own, which might bring in more cash. Dongfeng said it and Peugeot will expand cooperation in technology, research and development, manufacturing and overseas distribution. It said the two sides will sign a formal agreement in March and continue work on their strategic partnership. Wednesday’s brief announcement gave no additional details, including about how the owners will manage a potentially unwieldy structure with ties to both the French and Chinese governments. While it is clear Peugeot gains much-needed capital, “from the Dongfeng side, the objective still is a little bit vague,” said industry analyst Yale Zhang of AutoForesight in Shanghai. “We don’t know if there are clear terms about transfer of technology for platforms or power trains. They still need to clarify their objectives.” Peugeot is France’s biggest automaker and Europe’s second-biggest after Volkswagen AG but has little presence in the United States or East Asia. It has developed models for China, including its 408 sedan, and has a joint venture with Dongfeng, but barely ranks among the country’s top 10 brands in sales. Sales by the Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen joint venture rose 25 percent last year to 554,000 vehicles, for a 3.5 percent share of the market, according to LMC Automotive Ltd., a research firm. By comparison, VW and its main Chinese partner had a 9.9 percent market share last year and GM and its main partner had 9.8 percent. Peugeot, founded in 1810, manufactured its first gasoline-powered automobile in 1890. Dongfeng, founded in 1969 and headquartered in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, is one of China’s biggest auto producers but is largely unknown abroad. In addition to its joint venture with Peugeot, it assembles vehicles for Japan’s Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. and manufacturers cars and trucks under its own name. The agreement came after General Motors Co. in December sold its 7 percent stake in Peugeot.

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The Islands of Nusa Penida, chiefly Nusa Gede, seem unworthy to become a tourist destination. A big island among the three islands of Nusa Penida has the development remaining far behind the Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan.

Lack of promotion, tourism image of Nusa Penida slumps Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - The Islands of Nusa Penida, chiefly Nusa Gede, seem unworthy to become a tourist destination. A big island among the three islands of Nusa Penida has the development remaining far behind the Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. To raise the image of the three islands as a whole, the Klungkung government is now preparing the Nusa Penida Festival (NPF). As planned, the festival accommodating the potential of Nusa Penida can have been already held next June. The certainty was revealed after the Head of Klungkung Culture and Tourism Agency, Wayan Sujana, with a number of related agencies organized a meeting in the subdistrict head office, Tuesday (Feb18) to finalize the idea. “It serves as a medium to revive the long dormant art, culture and other potentials,” he said. The meeting was also attended by the Head of Integrated Service and Licensing Office, Made Sudiarkajaya, headman of Nusa Penida, principal of SMPN 1 Nusa Penida and SMPN 2 Nusa Penida junior high school as well as the facilitators involved. Wayan Sujana emphasized the NPF would be worked on together with the headman of 16 villages as the leading sector on the islands of Nusa Penida. All potentials of Nusa Penida would be packed in the activity such as the culture, crafts, cuisine and rare arts in the NPF agenda. Thus, it could evoke the rare cultural arts and spiritual tourism. Such an activity was

considered appropriate because inequality continued to occur between the Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Cening and Nusa Gede. Actually, such potentials were owned by Nusa Gede. All this time, Nusa Gede had owned a brand, manufacturer or weaver of cepuk and rangrang woven fabric that had been recognized nationally. All the potentials would be exhibited specifically in the festival scheduled to be held on June 11-18, 2014. In addition to packaging the potential, it would also be graced with some competitions such as regatta where Nusa Penida had been better known as the area of waters. In addition, there would be a photography contest highlighting the nature of Nusa Penida. The seaweed products would also be presented in the festival agenda through village excursion activities to have a closer look at the local potential. “We are still preparing the materials of activity so the festival is ready on time,” said

the Head of Culture and Tourism from Bebandem, Karangasem. Great potential of the Nusa Penida tourism area should become a resource for Klungkung in mining the regionally generated revenue from tourism. Unfortunately, the endeavor to package the tourism of Nusa Penida as an international tourist destination was very minimal. Thus, the benefits obtained were also minimal because it only relied on the levies as well as hotel and restaurant taxes. “The promotion made by government is still minimal whereas in terms of the potential the tourist arrivals can actually be increased,” said Wayan Sujana. If it had a great impact, the NPF would be held every year. He explained that his party was committed to build Nusa Penida more than just a marine tourism. Such a plan had also been finalized in terms of budget where his party had set the fund worth IDR 600 million in the regional budget. (kmb31)

AMLAPURA - Poor patients who were being treated in the treatment room of class III taking advantage of Public Health Insurance (Jamkesmas) or Bali Mandara Health Insurance (JKBM) seemed to queue to get a treatment room until Tuesday (Feb 18). They had to be treated in the breezeway and hallway of Karangasem Hospital. Based on observation on Tuesday until 11:00 a.m., there were 11 patients treated in the hallway of Mawar Room. They included young and elderly patients. Meanwhile, in Mawar Room and Cempaka Room allocated for the treatment of poor patients or class III had been fully occupied. Similarly, the temporary treatment rooms constructed of plywood on the left and right overhang were also fully occupied. In Cempaka Room, there were two patients treated in the hallway. One of them was patient from Bidong, Datah, Karangasem, I Gede Kulantir, 17. He came to Karangasem Hospital on Monday afternoon (Feb 17) after vomiting and complaining about a headache. Kulantir got a beating from his rival when participating in the Pencak Silat martial art fight related to the Student Arts and Games in Abang subdistrict. Chairman of Karangasem House, I Gede Dana, expected the new hospital building of Karangasem Hospital built with large amount of budget using the government investment center (PIP) from the Ministry of Finance could be quickly operated. Hopefully, it could be utilized by poor communities, so they would no longer queue, be treated in the hallway or

even in the hospital breezeway. “They have been already sick, so do not let them be treated outside as it is cold at night. The project of new building should be quickly used by society, as long as the facilities and infrastructure in the new building are ready,” he said. Last week, Gede Dana said that his party had time to monitor and provide input to director of the hospital in order to prepare the operation of the new hospital building. He said the director of the hospital promised to operate it in mid-February where the new building would be ready for the treatment of patients. On the other hand, two legislators of the Karangasem House, Nyoman Sadra and Luh Purnaminingsih, said last Tuesday that the new building had not been operated yet for patient care, so many patients were still treated in hospital hallway or breezeway. On the other hand, Director of Karangasem Hospital, Wayan Suardana, admitted that his party was planning to operate the new building by February 15. However, since the equipment was not complete, it could not be implemented as the original plan. The operation was postponed and planned to be operated on Monday (Feb 24). He admitted that some patients were being treated in hallway or even in breezeway. It happened because the treatment room was fully occupied. Nevertheless, the quality of nursing care, doctor visit and medication remained the same in accordance with the patients treated in the room. Such full occupancy was caused by booming patients from January through February where the patients of internal disease reached 60 people. (013)

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Poor patients who were being treated in the treatment room of class III taking advantage of Public Health Insurance (Jamkesmas) or Bali Mandara Health Insurance (JKBM) seemed to queue to get a treatment room until Tuesday (Feb 18).


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Venezuela opposition leader surrenders, protesters flood streets Reuters

As a tourist destination, the Kintamani region in fact retains a few unlicensed restaurants. Aside from the restaurants located at the Penelokan area, the floating restaurant in the area of Lake Batur has not had a permit.

Annex lake borderline, floating restaurant has no permit

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BANGLI - As a tourist destination, the Kintamani region in fact retains a few unlicensed restaurants. Aside from the restaurants located at the Penelokan area, the floating restaurant in the area of Lake Batur has not had a permit. The absence of permit from local government occurs because the restaurant annexes the borderline of Lake Batur. Based on observation on Tuesday (Feb 18), the floating restaurant in the Lake Batur was clearly visible jutting into the lake area. According to information, the floating restaurant had been established since 2008. The Head of Bangli Licensing Office, Komang Pariartha, accompanied by the Licensing Processing Section Head Ni Made Sasih when

asked for his confirmation on Tuesday (Feb 18) recognized the floating restaurant located at Kedisan village so far had not owned a permit. “To our knowledge, so far the floating restaurant has not owned a permit. In the past, the restaurateur had filed a permit but we refused,” he said. Sasih added the rejection against the permit application by the Bangli

Development Planning Board (Bappeda) because its existence was considered disturbing the preservation of the lake and the area around the lake. “Document of the land ownership is incomplete so the building permit cannot be issued,” she added. Despite clearly having no permit, the floating restaurant remained in operation up to these days. There was no decisive action made by the government to crackdown on such a violation. Against such condition, Deputy Chairman of the Bangli House, Made Sudiasa, assessed the violation committed by the restaurateur was caused by indecision of the

government all this time in implementing the spatial regulation, both regarding the rules of cliff borderline and lake borderline. “Such incident happens today because the uncertainty of government policy in issuing permit for people to do business or to build a business without accompanied with permit submission in advance. Besides, I also saw the uncertainty of Bangli government implementing spatial regulation, which may consider the potential of revenue owned by the location,” he said. According to Sudiasa, the government should make a study on the unlicensed restaurants that had been

established with regard to the condition of community. “For example, people who have opened a business without a license as infringing spatial regulation should receive compensation fund from the government to relocate their business to the place allowed by the rules. If the government does not take decisive action I worry that many people will break the rules, while the local government will not have the authority before the public,” he said. Sudiasa also expected the local government to communicate actively with the employers that had been running the business to find the solution for their problem. (ina)

Mysterious, culprit breaks down statues in temple Bali Post

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Villagers of Jinengdalem, Buleleng, were shocked by the statue collapse incident in two local Dalem Temple at the village.

BULELENG - Villagers of Jinengdalem, Buleleng, were shocked by the statue collapse incident in two local Dalem Temple at the village. The incident occurred in the Dalem Temple at Jinengdalem hamlet, Penarukan village, where two statues fell down in the outermost courtyard, while another statue fell in the outermost courtyard of Dalem Temple at Alap Sari customary village and was just known by residents on Tuesday morning (Feb 18). Wayan Budiana, 29, a resident from Alap Sari customary village, said the incident was just known by residents at six o’clock in the morning. He initially did not know exactly how the three statues in the two different temples could fall with

a heavy burden attached to the foundation. “Our residents just knew it at dawn. It is impossible if the statue was blown by winds or the statue fell by itself. The statue is quite heavy and firmly attached to the foundation by cement,” said Budiana. Local villagers then reported the incident through their representatives Ketut Ardika as chief of customary village accompanied by Wayan Setiawan (deputy chief) and Ketut Kara (secretary) to Singaraja Police. Deputy chief Wayan Setiawan had been questioned by the authorities. He hoped the culprit could be quickly discovered. “This incident was first known by Jero Mangku Dalem Ketut Sirna in the local temple when he presented an offering. He found the statue to have been broken and fallen down. Two statues are in the Dalem Temple of

Jinengdalem hamlet and another in the Dalem Temple of Alap Sari village,” he said. Meanwhile, Ketut Kara as secretary of the Alap Sari customary village added that it was just known around six o’clock. When seeing it, people were surprised and no one knew who dropped the statue in the temple. “We think this incident occurred at night. Local residents never have any commotion or any problem,” he added. The authority of Singaraja Police had checked several witnesses to be questioned following the fall of statues in the Dalem Temple belonging to Jinengdalem village. The Singaraja Police had made a monitoring and conducted an intensive examination against the witness serving as community leader at the local customary village. (dgk)

CARACAS - Venezuelan security forces arrested opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on Tuesday on charges of fomenting unrest that has killed at least four people, bringing tens of thousands of angry supporters onto the streets of Caracas. Crowds of white-clad protesters stood in the way of the vehicle carrying the 42-year-old Harvard-educated economist after he made a defiant speech, said an emotional farewell to his family, and gave himself up to soldiers. The vehicle eventually reached a military base. Opposition leaders hope Lopez’s arrest will galvanize street demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro, though there is no immediate sign the protests will topple the socialist leader. “I am handing myself over to an unfair justice system,” the protest leader told AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd A protester wearing a gas mask made from plastic water bottles poses for a picture during supporters, standing on a platform next to an opposition protest blocking a highway outside La Carlota airport in Caracas, Venezuela, a statue of Cuban poet and independence Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. hero Jose Marti. “May my imprisonment

serve to wake the people up.” The crowd lifted his wife up to give him a final embrace and hang a crucifix around his neck. Minutes later, he surrendered to military officers, pumping his fist and then stepping into the military vehicle with a Venezuelan flag in one hand and a white flower in the other. Supporters impeded the vehicle’s progress for several kilometers (miles) and later gathered at the gates of the La Carlota airbase where he was taken. They disbursed in the late afternoon as a tropical downpour broke out. In a speech to a rival rally of his own supporters, Maduro said he had sent the Vice President of the Socialist Party, Congress Chief Diosdado Cabello, to help transport Lopez. Lopez’s Popular Will party said he had been taken to court where authorities would formally read him the charges, which include murder and terrorism. Lopez says he is being made a scapegoat by a dictatorial government.

Before Korean family reunions, fears of false hope Associated Press Writer

BUCHEON, South Korea — Kim Se-rin is sure he’ll recognize his sister when they reunite — if they reunite — in North Korea this week, more than 63 years after war drove them apart. And he knows what he’ll say. “I will first hug her and tell her that I thank her for having lived so long,” the 84-year-old retired Seoul City official said. “Then, I will ask her when our father and mom passed away and when our sister and brother died.” What Kim doesn’t know is what he’ll do if their reunion — one of hundreds planned Thursday through Tuesday between North and South Koreans — falls victim to the evervolatile relations between the two countries. Kim, who has chronic heart problems, got sick after North Korea abruptly scrapped reunions in September, and he hasn’t slept well since. “I think this will be my last chance,” Kim said during an interview at his home in Bucheon, just west of Seoul. “How much longer can I live?” Kim and hundreds of other South Koreans plan to visit the North’s scenic Diamond Mountain resort to see relatives for the first time since the bloody Korean War ended with an armistice in 1953. No reunions have been held since late 2010, and if these meetings take place, it will be a positive sign for inter-Korean relations and a tearful relief to families separated by the world’s most heavily fortified border. The rival nations struck a deal last week to go ahead with brief meetings of war-divided families, though there’s wariness in Seoul

that Pyongyang could back out again. It is an intensely anxious moment for the elderly Koreans waiting to take buses to Diamond Mountain, still not assured that they will be able to see long-lost relatives’ faces before they die. “I was really shocked last time when North Korea canceled the reunions. My health condition has worsened because of the stress from the cancellation,” 85-yearold Lee Geun-su said Monday. He had planned to go to North Korea to see his younger sister, but on Wednesday, South Korea’s Unification Ministry announced that he was too ill to go. North Korea is pushing for better ties with South Korea, and has ratcheted down harsh rhetoric that swelled last spring with a torrent of threats to launch nuclear strikes against Seoul and Washington. Analysts say the North hopes better relations with Seoul will attract badly needed foreign investment and aid. There is still a risk the reunions could be scrapped. The North earlier threatened to cancel the

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

In this Feb. 14. 2014 photo, Kim Se-rin, 84, speaks during an interview at his house in Bucheon, South Korea. As Kim waits to travel this week, to North Korea to reunite with his sister he hasn’t seen in six decades, he tries to balance his excitement with a large dose of nervousness and skepticism.

reunions due to upcoming annual military exercises between Seoul and Washington, which North Korea calls a rehearsal for invasion. Pyongyang also has previously cited critical South Korean news

reports as a reason to distrust Seoul. Millions of Korean families have been completely separated since the war. Both governments ban their citizens from visiting each other

or even exchanging letters, phone calls and emails. During a previous period of inter-Korean rapprochement, about 22,000 Koreans have had brief reunions — 18,000 in person and the others by video.


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Fiji: Tourists face little risk in dengue outbreak

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SEMAWANG - A Japanese scuba diver who survived three days in waters off Bali after going missing with six other women has told how the weather suddenly turned bad and the sea spun “like a washing machine”.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Fiji is grappling with its worst outbreak of dengue fever in 16 years, but authorities say tourists visiting tropical beaches face little risk. Health officials in the Pacific island nation said Wednesday there have been 2,589 confirmed cases of the mosquitoborne virus since the outbreak began in November. Two males, aged 17 and 35, have died. beaches. Britain’s government last week noted the outbreak on its travel advisory website. Dengue fever is a viral infection that causes flu-like symptoms, and sufferers can occasionally develop fatal complications. Treatment usually involves rest and rehydration, with those badly affected sometimes put on an intravenous drip. Smith Johns said the weather in Fiji has been very warm with little rain, providing ideal conditions for mosquitoes to breed. “The hospitals have been very busy, all

the doctors have had their leave cancelled,” she said. Fiji’s last major outbreak of dengue fever was in 1998, when more than 8,000 people contracted the disease, she said. The country has been working with international health agencies to try and stanch the latest outbreak, she said. Meanwhile, nearby New Caledonia has reported an outbreak of a closely related disease, Zika fever. A U.S. travel advisory says 64 cases have been confirmed in the French territory.

Saori Furukawa, one of five Japanese divers rescued Monday, gave her dramatic account as rescuers hunted for a woman still missing and a day after a body of one diver was found. Furukawa said the weather had seemed “serene” when the

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Jennifer Esposito and Michael Lamicela prepare to board the Royal Caribbean International’s Explorer of the Seas, docked at Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

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This photo taken Feb. 12, 2014 shows California Olive Oil Council Executive Director Patricia Darragh posing with a collection of California olive oil at the All Things Olive shop in Washington.

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group set off Friday from Nusa Lembongan, just east of the Indonesian resort island of Bali. “At the start of our diving there was no problem in terms of weather and sea conditions,” she said in a statement released to Japanese media late Tuesday,

adding there were “almost no waves”. But suddenly the group was hit by a huge storm, she added. “The surface of the sea started to spin like a washing machine and all of us span around together, hand in hand,” she said.

The 37-year-old and four others managed to clamber onto rocks and coral reefs after drifting for a long time and were picked up by rescuers on Monday and taken to hospital. They were found some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from where they set off, although Furukawa was in a different spot to the others. She had separated from the other divers to try and reach a passing tugboat in the hope it would pick them up, but said that she “couldn’t get close”.

“The current was running in the opposite direction from the current where the rest of the members stayed, so I was swept further away from them,” she said. She arrived at a rocky outcrop late Saturday and survived for a further two days by drinking rainwater. Rescuers continued to search for the seventh diver, instructor Shoko Takahashi, who with her Indonesian husband ran the company Yellow Scuba that took the divers out on the expedition.

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Authorities have been spraying insecticide across the country to try and eradicate mosquito breeding areas and have started a public health campaign to remind people to clean out water containers, said government spokeswoman Sharon Smith Johns. She said most cases have been reported near the capital, Suva, and in inland areas. There have been no outbreaks around the major resorts on the island of Denarau and the Coral Coast, she added. Fiji’s economy relies heavily on tourists visiting its idyllic

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WASHINGTON — European brands of olive oil are more popular with American shoppers than the U.S.-produced kind because they view the foreign version as cheaper and more authentic. But U.S. producers contend that “extra virgin” olive oil from Europe may not be as pure as buyers think. They have asked the federal government to intervene by imposing stricter standards on the imports, which now make up 97 percent of the market. Olive oil production is steadily growing, and the domestic industry says it has gone from 1 percent of the national olive oil market five years ago to 3 percent today. Most of that is in California, though there are smaller operations in Texas, Georgia and a few other states. U.S. producers are seeking to build on that growth in a struggle reminiscent of the California wine industry’s push to gain acceptance decades ago. They’ve mounted an aggressive push in Washington, holding olive oil tastings for members of Congress and lobbying for stricter standards on imports. The strategy almost worked last year when industry-proposed language was included in a massive farm bill

passed out of the House Agriculture Committee. The provision backed by California lawmakers would have allowed the Agriculture Department to extend mandatory quality controls for the domestic industry to imports. The bill’s language would have allowed government testing of domestic and imported olive oil to ensure that it was labeled correctly. That testing, intended to prevent labeling lower-grade olive oil as “extra virgin” or fraudulently cutting in other types of oil, would be much more comprehensive than what imported oils are subjected to now. Extra virgin olive oil is considered to be the highest quality. But the language on labeling was stripped from the bill on the House floor, an effort led by lawmakers from New York, where many of the country’s olive oil importers are based. They had the backing of food companies and grocery stores that use and sell olive oil. Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa, a farmer from Northern California, suggested that labels for imported oil should say “extra rancid.” “What we’re after here is not to cause problems for our friends who would like to market it. It’s more just the truth in advertising that’s necessary,” LaMalfa said.

DENPASAR - Murder case afflicting a foreigner from California, the United States, Raul Robb Latourell, drew serious attention from Bali tourism businesspeople. Those coalesced into the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) of Bali Chapter asked police to immediately reveal the case to maintain the image of Bali tourism in the eyes of the world community. “Though having no impact on tourism, it does not necessarily mean that we can dismiss this case. The authorities must promptly reveal the motive behind this murder and the culprit in order to provide a sense of security and comfort for visitors,” said Chairman of the GIPI Bali, IB Ngurah Wijaya. Many criminal acts afflicting travelers in Bali as admitted by Ngurah Wijaya was inseparable from the large number of illegal accommodation having no permit. They included villas, boarding houses, lodging houses and inns that were widely favored by tourists because they offered cheaper rates. Actually, the security system applied was far from standard. “Today, a lot of murders happen at villas and boarding houses which do not have security standards. This must be disciplined to minimize the occurrence of violence against tourists. Moreover, the government is also disrupted because they do not pay taxes,” he said. Nevertheless, he did not dismiss if the crime occurred in all countries. However, it did not necessarily mean if Indonesia, especially Bali, as a world tourist destination could ignore the security issues. “We need to provide security and comfort for visitors who come

to Bali. Indeed, when compared to other regions, Bali is safer but it does not mean if we can ignore the case like this,” he said. A member of the Indonesian Tourism Promotion Board (BPPI), Nyoman Kandia, regretted because so far the government efforts to provide comfort and security for tourists was not as expected. It was indicated by the emerging cases of murder and robbery that happened to foreigners in Bali. “Unfortunately, the condition and comfort in Bali have not been as expected. It must be better ensure for the safety of Bali,” he said. He said that many crimes and scams afflicting travelers who spent holiday in Bali became public consumption in the countries supplying visitors to the Island of the Gods. “Of course, the impact is that Bali turns insecure and becomes the consumption of negative news for the competitors of Bali such as Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, other than the countries whose many citizens come to visit Bali,” he said. The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Bali noted that tourist arrival from the United States to Bali in 2013 reached 105,863 people. Its number occupied the last position of the ten potential markets of tourism in Bali, namely Australia (826,385), China (387,533), Japan (208,115), Malaysia (199,223), Singapore (138,397), South Korea (134,452), Taiwan (127,443), France (124,922) and the United Kingdom (122,406). Questioned witness

Meanwhile, the investigative police team from the Bali provincial region of Denpasar questioned three witnesses related to the mur-

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Police investigated the murder scene on Tuesday. Investigative police team from the Bali provincial region of Denpasar questioned three witnesses related to the murder case of a 52year-old American citizen, Paul Robb Latourell. der case of a 52-year-old American citizen, Paul Robb Latourell. “We have questioned three witnesses to collect information to shed light over the murder case,” Chief of Criminal Unit of Police of Denpasar Commissioner Benny Murjayanto stated. According to Murjayanto, the witnesses were neighbors of Latourell in Jalan Banteng, Denpasar. The 27-year-old I. Wayan Suanta was one of the witnesses questioned in relation to the murder case. He had informed the neigh-

bors and called the police after he found the body of Latourell. Benny explained that the investigators had also gathered evidence from the scene of crime, such as fingerprints on the three glasses on a table in the living room. The investigators also tracked a car that went missing from Latourell’s residence. “We also tracked Latourell’s phone records from his cell phone,” Benny claimed. Robbery is believed to be the motive behind the murder of La-

tourell as his valuable items were missing from his residence. Wayan confirmed that he had last met Paul, who is known to be a crafts entrepreneur, when he visited Paul at his residence on Saturday (Feb. 15), at 12 a.m. local time. Latourell, who hailed from California, was found dead in his room with blood stains on Monday (Feb. 17), at 12 a.m. local time. Blood stains were also found in the living room, while Paul’s room was in a mess. (kmb27/kmb21)


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Chief of Denpasar Police Narcotics Investigator, Agus Tri Waluyo showed evidence of seized drugs. Denpasar Police Narcotics Investigator arrested foreigner known to keep crystal meth. The foreigner was named Leeza Tracey Ormsby, 38, from New Zealand.

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DENPASAR - The Indonesian Supreme Audit Agency has urged the government to issue a moratorium on mining permits to save the environment from incurring further damage. “This moratorium is important because the mining industry significantly contributed to damaging the environment,” stated the agency’s member, Masykur Ali Musa. Besides inflicting environmental damage, the mining sector’s contribution to the national economic growth is not too significant. In fact, over the years, mining tax arrears have continuously piled up. In 2011, mining tax arrears totaled about Rp328 billion, and in 2012, it rose to Rp486 billion, while in 2013, the growing tax arrears of the mining sector increased to Rp628 billion. “Every year, there is an increasing trend of arrears. I am very sure that this year’s tax arrears of 20 large companies and 60 small companies in the mining sector will continue to increase,” noted Ali.

Ali claimed that 10 large companies in the mining sector are causing potential losses amounting to Rp30 trillion per year to the state in form of both taxes and environmental degradation. “If the condition continues this way, the impact of our poor environmental governance can be more fatal,” Ali pointed out. Besides mining, Ali also urged the government to stop issuing forest concessions for industry and tourism. “Currently, Indonesia is in a state of environmental emergency,” Ali added. The current deforestation in Indonesia has reached 1.3 million hectares per year, productive land conversion has reached 120 thousand hectares per year, and only 13 percent of the mangrove forests are remaining in Indonesia as a result of land reclamation. “Based on facts, I have urged the government to stop issuing forest concessions in the interest of the industry,” stated Ali.

DENPASAR - The war against drug trafficking in Bali, particularly in Denpasar Police jurisdiction, remains to continue. After arresting drug dealers, the Denpasar Police Narcotics Investigator arrested foreigner known to keep crystal meth. The foreigner was named Leeza Tracey Ormsby, 38, from New Zealand. Denpasar and Kuta Police. Though having not been admitted, her package was the same as the other evidence. He explained the suspect was arrested based on public information. It was said the suspect committed a drug binge with her friends at the villa. “It was said if the suspect held a drug party there,” he said. Once followed up, in fact the drug party had already been committed by the suspect and her colleagues. When raiding her villa, police found the evidences. “The drug party has been committed a few days earlier with five other friends. However, her friends had left for their country, while the suspect was alone at the villa,” he

explained. When raided on Wednesday (Feb 12) around 08:00 a.m., the suspect did not move. Moreover, after being searched, police found so many evidences. After that, the suspect was taken to Denpasar Police for further investigation. “The suspect admitted that she was on vacation in Bali with her friends,” said Agus Tri Waluyo. So far, he added, his party was still developing the case. By all means, police were looking for her syndicate from where and who had given the illicit goods. “We are still elaborating the examination to the suspect. Until now, the suspect still mums related to the origin of the drugs,” he added. (kmb21)

ULUWATU - For couples who were lucky enough to get engaged on Valentine’s Day, there’s no time like now to start planning for the big day. Many couples not wanting the formality of a wedding at home are now opting to have a destination wedding as a great alternative. Weddings can range from one special day to a week long celebration where friends and family can also enjoy a fantastic holiday. Bali’s is one of the most popular destinations for weddings worldwide due to its easy access and the stunning venues on offer. Anything is possible in Bali when it comes to the theming of weddings – from cool ice sculptures,to flashy fireworks displays – nothing is too much trouble to organise. Semara Luxury Villa Resort has

become one of Bali’s most popular wedding venues, particularly after Jen Hawkins and Jake Hall wed here last year. Set high upon dramatic cliffs in Uluwatu, overlooking white sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, it is regarded as one of the most spectacular tropical sanctuaries in Bali. This stunning venue with its unique beauty and magical surrounds provides the perfect canvas for a wedding day that neither the bride and groom or guests will ever forget. Semara Uluwatu offers flexibility for all kinds of weddings, catering for

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From the suspect’s hand, police seized evidence in the form of 26.97 grams of hashish, crystal meth (MDMA) weighing 159.26 grams and dried leaves mixed with hashish weighing 0.30 gram. The arrest of suspect was made at Villa Askara on Jalan Bataka, Penggilian hamlet, Dalung, North Kuta, Badung. Chief of Denpasar Police Narcotics Investigator, Agus Tri Waluyo, said on Tuesday (Feb 18) the suspects having the address at 22 Jersey Rd. Paddington Sydney NSW Australia had been detained at Denpasar Police. “We have examined the suspect but she only recognized one package. Meanwhile, the other evidence has not been recognized,” explained the former Chief of South

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


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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is hosting a screening of the movie “The Monuments Men” at the White House Tuesday. Actors George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray star in the movie and attended the private showing at the White House. They were joined by Harry Ettlinger, a member of the original group the movie is based on. The movie tells the story of a World War II platoon that was tasked with rescuing art and cultural artifacts

seized by the Nazis in Germany. The White House says cultural heritage preservation is a vital foreign policy tool and helps strengthen bilateral relationships. From left, US actors, John Goodman, George Clooney, Bill Murray, France’s Jean Dujardin, and US actors Bob Balaban and Matt Damon attending the French premiere of “The Monuments Men” at the UGC Normandie in Paris Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

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For a documentary subject as forceful as Elaine Stritch, filmmakers may need to turn to nature — a typhoon might do it — to find anything approximate. Even the camera must warily keep its distance in “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.” She warns its operator when he gets too close: “I don’t know whether this is a skin commercial, or what.” Chiemi Karasawa’s “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” is an irresistibly entertaining documentary that captures Stritch during what she unsentimentally calls “almost post-time.” After seven decades performing in New York — on Broadway, in countless cabaret nights at the Cafe Carlyle — Stritch’s enormous energy has been knocked by the increasing years, diabetes, and surgeries on her hip and eyes. But “Shoot Me,” made over the last few years, is a document not of Stritch’s

dwindling, but of her feisty persistence. As the film shows, she has trouble remembering lyrics and sometimes struggles to get out of bed. At home and during rehearsals, it chronicles her grand exit from New York, her home since she was 17, and her decision to retire back to Michigan. Stritch is a paragon of old-fashioned show business: A brassy and blunt survivor of New York theater life. More than a decade ago, the New York Landmarks Conservancy named her a living landmark. “I like the courage of age,” she declares. Karasawa shoots Stritch in intimate, unglamorous situations, most notably one night in a hospital bed with curlers in her hair, chastened by a health scare: “It’s time for me,” she says. “I can feel it everywhere.”

This film image released by the Sundance Selects shows Elaine Stritch in a scene from “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.”

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Indonesian volunteers prepare to continue the search of a Japanese diver who is missing, in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

Husband joins search for missing Japan diver

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SEMAWANG/SEMARAPURA - The husband of a Japanese diver missing off Bali since last week joined the search for his wife Wednesday, following the dramatic rescue of five others in the group and the death of a sixth.

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Review: Elaine Stritch undimmed in documentary Stritch captivates just walking down the street: greeting fans, chastising cabs, swaying to the music of the sidewalk. “I wish I could f---ing drive,” she says at the opening of the documentary. “Then I’d really be a menace.” The strong types usually seen in movies— caped men with powers, action heroes with six-packs — have nothing on this long-legged, 89-year-old New York broad. Stritch, who has long eschewed pants of any sort, has the kind of ferocious voice that old age can’t quiet.

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Putu Mahardena Sembah, who is Indonesian, told reporters “I wish we can find” his wife, instructor Shoko Takahashi, as he set off with rescuers in a boat -- but police cautioned chances of locating her alive five days after she went missing were slim.

Sembah and Takahashi ran the operator Yellow Scuba that took the seven female Japanese divers out on an expedition Friday from Nusa Lembongan island, east of the resort island of Bali. The women, all experienced divers, went missing -- and as days passed

hopes faded any of them would be found alive in an area known for its stunning underwater beauty but also strong, unpredictable currents. Then fishermen spotted five of the women Monday -- three days after they disappeared -- clinging to a coral reef. They were plucked to safety and taken to hospital. The body of a sixth diver, however, was found by members of the public Tuesday floating near a beach in southern Bali, the island’s search and rescue chief said. Sembah set off from Semawang

beach in south Bali Wednesday morning with a group of some 15 rescuers in three boats, while a search and rescue helicopter hovered overhead, an AFP reporter at the scene said. Japanese friends and relatives of the divers, who had travelled to Bali to help in the search, were among the rescuers setting off from the beach, which is lined with scuba diving centres. Local police chief Nyoman Suarsika said the search would focus on the areas of Sanur and Kuta, popular tourist spots in southern Bali.

But, he warned: “The chances of finding her alive are very slim now that she has been missing for five days. “Whether alive or dead, we will try our very best to find her.” Hopes had been raised early Tuesday, before the body of the sixth diver was discovered, that the final two missing women were still alive after villagers spotted two people on coral reef sending out what they thought were distress signals. Continued on page 6


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