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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Jagger pays tribute to companion, Stones halt tour Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Mick Jagger paid poignant tribute to his late companion, designer L’Wren Scott, on Tuesday, calling her his “lover and best friend” and saying he was struggling to understand why she might have taken her own life.

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Jagger posted the message on his Facebook page as the Rolling Stones canceled their sevendate tour of Australia and New Zealand, “14 on Fire,” in the wake of Scott’s death. The noted fashion designer was found dead Monday in her Manhattan apartment, an apparent suicide. A report Tuesday in the New York Times shed possible light on Scott’s state of mind in recent days. Former Times fashion writer Cathy Horyn, a friend of Scott’s, wrote in an essay posted on the paper’s website that the designer had been planning to announce on Wednesday that she was closing her business, apparently due to financial troubles. Horyn wrote that she had learned of that development after Scott’s death — and did not say from whom. On Facebook, Jagger wrote: “I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.” He added: “I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. “I

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will never forget her.” Jagger was believed to be on his way to New York after hearing the news in Australia. The band issued a statement expressing regret that the tour was being postponed. Meanwhile, details emerged in Britain about the financial troubles that Scott’s eponymous label had been experiencing. Last month the designer canceled her London Fashion Week show, citing production delays. Accounts filed by Scott’s LS Fashion Ltd. in London show the company had liabilities that exceeded assets by 4.24 million euros ($5.9 million) as of Dec. 31, 2012.

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FILE - This Feb. 26, 2014 file photo shows Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones performing during their concert at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.

Charlie Brown, Snoopy back in 3-D ‘Peanuts’ movie

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LOS ANGELES — Good ol’ Charlie Brown and Snoopy are going 3-D. 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios say “Peanuts” will hit theaters Nov. 6, 2015. It’s the first full-length computer-animated film based on the Charles Schulz comic strip that ran from 1950 to 2000. Charlie Brown and Snoopy have updated looks in a trailer unveiled Tuesday. The teaser shows the beloved pair up to their old tricks, as Snoopy tries to steal the spotlight and Charlie Brown mutters his famous line “Good grief.” The trailer doesn’t reveal whether the rest of the Peanuts crew will also be in the film. But it seems likely that the comic strip’s favorite siblings — sweet Linus and sassy Lucy — will also be in 3-D on the big screen.

Tourists learning to surf at Kuta Beach, Bali Island. Readers of Russia’s Conde Nast Traveler magazine have selected Bali as the most beautiful island in the world.

Bali names as world’s most beautiful island

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LONDON - Readers of Russia’s Conde Nast Traveler magazine have selected Bali as the most beautiful island in the world. FILE - In this file image originally provided by United Feature Syndicate Inc. VIA ABC TV, Charlie Brown and Linus appear in a scene from “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” a television special based on the “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles M. Schulz.

Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Djauhari Oratmangun received the magazine’s Readers’ Choice award for Bali as the most beau-

tiful island recently, Lailal K Y, a spokesman of the Indonesian embassy in Moscow, noted in a statement.

Bali defeated Phuket (Thailand), Maldives, Mauritius and Greece in the contest organized by the travel magazine. Ambassador Oratmangun expressed his gratitude to the Russian people for selecting Bali as the most beautiful island in the world and every stakeholder, both in Indonesia and Russia, who promoted Bali as

a tourist destination so far. He pointed out that the embassy in Moscow has been intensifying the promotion of Bali among the Russian people. The award has proven that Bali has so far managed to offer “Sea, Sand, Smile, Service, Scenery, plus Satisfaction” to tourists visiting the island, he explained.

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The travel magazine also selected Mulia Bali Hotel as a nominee for the best hotel for families; however, it did not emerge victorious. In its summer edition 2013, the magazine had published a 14page feature on the visit of Maria Sharapova to Yogyakarta, yet another Indonesian famous tourist destination.


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Thursday, March 20, 2014

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The Nyepi situation in Palaktiying Village, Bangli

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Residents of Palaktiying hold customary Nyepi

so far his party remained to record the number of ogoh-ogoh coming from each village. Since the incoming data from subdistricts were incomplete, the data summary could not be implemented. “At the latest, seven days before the event, the number of ogoh-ogoh around Gianyar should have been recorded. Even, on March 20, we will recapitalize the final amount with the subdistrict heads while discussing the preparation, mapping and monitoring the vulnerable points,” he explained. Meanwhile, Secretary of Gianyar customary village, Dewa Nyoman Agung, ensured the urban areas under the territory of Gianyar town customary village would not hold the ogoh-ogoh parade. It referred to the result of village meeting with a number of considerations. Among them, it was intended to keep the region conduciveness in a series of the general election 2014. Similarly, it was also caused by the use of catus pata or central intersection for pecaruan tawur agung kesanga by Gianyar government. Two days before the celebration, the central intersection of Gianyar town had been filled with the activities of preparing the platform for the procession of tawur agung kesanga in Gianyar County, he explained. (kmb16)

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LEGIAN – Global hospitality management chain Swiss-Belhotel International’s stunning march across Indonesia and Asia Pacific has continued with the opening of Swiss-Belinn Legian in Bali.

Strategically located in the bustling location, the 124-room three-star property with international-standard facilities reinforces Swiss-Belhotel International’s standing as the reigning four-time Leading Global Hotel Chain in Indonesia. Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Mr. Gavin M. Faull said: “The launch of Swiss-Belinn Legian is another important milestone in ourdevelopment. It’s a journey that has been, and always will be, underpinned by the highest level of service and professionalism – of listening to our guests and exceeding their expectations. “We are delighted to be opening SwissBelinn in Bali, a destination that continues to thrive with international arrivals increasing, infrastructure improving and a naturally hospitable culture to underpin the guest experience.” Fusing intelligent simplicity with the island’s celebrated culture, Swiss-Belinn

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from generation to generation by the residents. Its implementation is marked by ngusaba tegen ritual held on the day before in the Dalem Pingit Temple of local village. Implementation of the customary Nyepi at Palaktiying is held once a year precisely on the ninth month of Balinese calendar or March, precisely ahead of Nyepi Day or before the turn of the Çaka Year. Such customary Nyepi was also intended as a moment for residents to make introspection in order to become a better human being. (ina)

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tiying was somewhat more stringent than the Nyepi Day in general. Local people were very abstinent to receive guests. Those who dare violate must be prepared to be imposed with customary sanction that prevails at Palaktiying. “If any residents violate the rules, they will be imposed with sanctions. Its implementation is the same as the Nyepi Day in general,” said Nengah Sukerta Widana, one of the local pecalang officers. The tradition of customary Nyepi has been passed down

The ogoh-ogoh parade in Gianyar last year

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BANGLI - Palaktiying hamlet, Landih village, Bangli, just implemented the customary Nyepi (Day of Silence) on Tuesday (Mar 18). All the activities in offices and stalls at local village were closed for the whole day. Implementation of the customary Nyepi specifically applied to the area and residents at Palaktiying hamlet was guarded by a number of customary guard officers or pecalang. Just as the implementation of Nyepi based on Caka New Year in general, residents at Palaktiying also carried out catur brata penyepian or four abstinences. In each door, residents put up no-entry sign. The entire activities of office and stalls at local village were also closed from the morning. All activities of residents during the Nyepi only took place inside the home by doing prayers and other positive activities. Interestingly, the celebration of customary Nyepi at Palak-

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Gianyar not to held “ogoh-ogoh” parade GIANYAR - Although there will be a general election, the activity of ogoh-ogoh (papier mâché demon) parade in Gianyar County stays vibrant. A number of customary villages in Gianyar County continue to implement the activities and even some will organize a festival. Although the data on the number ogoh-ogoh are still uncertain in the office of the nation unity, politics and community protection (Kesbangpollinmas) and it remains two weeks to go, it can be ascertained that there will be no ogohogoh activities in Gianyar. Based on data collected from a number of other agencies, such as the Gianyar Police and the 1616 Military District Command of Gianyar, the number of ogoh-ogoh was recorded differently according to their security priorities. From the data received until Tuesday (Mar 18), the number of ogoh-ogoh in Gianyar Police with the security priority totally amounted to 646 pieces scattered throughout Gianyar County. Meanwhile, the data owned by the 1616 Gianyar Military District Command recorded 251 pieces. The Head of Gianyar office of the nation unity, politics and community protection, I Ketut Arthawa, said that

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Swiss-Belhotel launch Swiss Belinn Legian

Due to campaign season

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15 Mar Purnama Sasih Kesanga Pura Nataran Sasih Pejeng Gianyar Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung lebah Batur Kintamani 17 Mar Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan 22 Mar Tumpek Landep Pura Mutering Jagat Dalem Sidakarya

Denpasar Pura Agung Pasek Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuning Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling Singapadu Gianyar Pura Bhujangga Jembrana Pura Dalem pingit Tegalalang Pura Penataran Pande Pandean Mengwi Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran AGung Tulikup Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pura Batur Arya Tabanan 23 Mar Radite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar 26 Mar Buda Cemeng Ukir Pura Pajenengan Kawitan Arya Gelgel Kelungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Pura Pasek Bendesa Legian Kuta Badung Pura Gde Gunung Agung Munggu Badung Pura Puseh Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Krobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Mengwi Badung 28 Mar Melasti Pakiyisan Ke Segara Pura Pasek Gelgel Kukuh Marga 30 Mar Tilem Kesanga Tawur Agung 31 Mar Hari Raya Nyepi 1 May Buda Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan 2 May Bhatara Sri Ida Ratu Geng Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Besakih Ida Ratu Raja Puraus Besakih Merajan Saloding Besakih 6 May Anggara Kasih Juluwangi Pura Thirta Harum Tegal Wangi Bangli Pura Baratan Baturiti Pura Batu Klotok Klungkung

Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Ibu Wanagiri Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Manik Bingin Dukuh Sidemen 7 May Pura Penataran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Pande Bangli Pura Puncak Sari Sangeh Abian Semal Pura Puseh Penegil Dharma Kubu Tambahan Bangli Pura Dalem Maya Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Linggih Betara Kayu Selem Penataran Agung Besakih 13 May Purnama Sasih Jiyestha Pura Dwija Warsa Malang Pura Pucak Tinggah Angsri Baturiti Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Jati Luwih Penebel Pura Kawitan Batur Pande Tonja Tonja Denpasar Pura Penataran Agung Sidemen Karangasem Pura Maospahit Grenceng Denpasar 15 May Sugihan Jawa Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Peninjoan Tembuku Bangli Pura Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Besakih 16 May Sugihan Bali Dan Kajeng Kliwon 18 May Penyekeban 19 May Penyajaan Galungan 20 May Penampahan Galungan 21 May Hari Raya Galungan Pura Wakika Kupang NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung Jakarta Timur

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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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Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Marijuana study in veterans wins US backing

PT Indonesia Power asks to replace dead mangrove

Associated Press Writer

Bali Post

DENPASAR - The impact of oil contamination in the mangrove forests of Benoa was triggered by the leaking oil pipeline owned by PT Indonesia Power. As a result of the incident, dozens of mangrove trees died. Not only that, the oil spill also led to environmental contamination. Therefore, PT Indonesia Power was requested to replace the dead mangroves.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has signed off on a long-delayed study looking at marijuana as a treatment for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, a development that drug researchers are hailing as a major shift in U.S. policy. The Department of Health and Human Services’ decision surprised marijuana advocates who have struggled for decades to secure federal approval for research into the drug’s medical uses. The proposal from the University of Arizona was long ago cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, but researchers had been unable to purchase marijuana from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The agency’s Mississippi research farm is the only federallysanctioned source of the drug. In a letter last week, HHS cleared the purchase of medical marijuana by the studies’ chief financial backer, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, which supports medical research and legalization of marijuana and other drugs. “MAPS has been working for over 22 years to start marijuana drug development research, and this is the first time we’ve been granted permission to purchase marijuana from NIDA,” the Boston-based group said in a statement. The federal government has never before approved medical research involving smoked or vaporized marijuana, according to

MAPS. A spokesman for the group said organizers have called off a protest over the stalled study that was planned for later this year. While more than 1 million Americans take medical marijuana — usually for chronic pain — rigorous medical research into the drug’s effects has been limited, in part due to federal restrictions. Marijuana remains a Schedule I substance under the federal government’s Controlled Substance Act. That means the drug is considered a high-risk for abuse with no accepted medical applications. In the past NIDA has focused its research on the risks of drug abuse and addiction, turning away researchers interested in studying the potential benefits of illegal substances. Even with the latest green light from the Health and Human Services department, MAPS and the University of Arizona Professor Suzanne Sisley must still get approval from the

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This photo taken Jan. 28, 2014, Coast Guard officer William Pless communicates on the radio while steering the 45 foot Coast Guard vessel through a dense fog during a patrol off the San Diego coast in San Diego. Drug Enforcement Administration, though they expect that clearance to come more quickly. Sisley’s study will measure the effects of five different potencies of smoked or vaporized marijuana in treating symptoms of PTSD in 50 veterans.

The Veterans Administration estimates between 11 and 20 percent of soldiers who served in the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars have PTSD, which can cause anxiety, flashbacks, depression and sleep deprivation. About 7.7 million

American adults are estimated to have the disorder. Physicians have long speculated that marijuana could be used to calm parts of the brain linked to overstimulation and anxiety, though little formal research has been conducted.

San Diego Zoo’s new baby gorilla has pneumonia

The Head of Denpasar Environment Agency (BLH), AA Bagus Sudharsana, when met in the Mayor’s office, Tuesday (Mar 18) said his party had requested PT Indonesia Power to perform replacement. Moreover, the Indonesia Power had signed the agreement related to the handling of oil contamination in the area owned by the PT Pelindo Benoa. “We‘ve reminded that the oil contamination has an impact on the death of mangroves at Benoa,” said Bagus Sudharsana. He said that in addition to replacing the dead mangroves, his party had also asked the Indonesia Power to clean up the remaining oil spills on the land. It could be done by dredging the soil containing oil liquid. However, the uncontaminated soil should be left because it was difficult to find the replacement of similar soil. “Formerly, it has been asked to be buried with backfill, but we did not allow it because the soil type should be the same. If it will be buried with shards of concrete materials, the land damage can be worse,” he said. On the other hand, a former legislator of Denpasar House, IB Ketut Kiana, assessed the incidence was a severe environmental contamination. As proof, the mangrove trees of dozens of years old had died due to oil contamination. “It has been categorized into environmental contamination and must be dealt with immediately and the Indonesia Power must be responsible,” said Kiana. Previously, the Head of Ngurah Rai Grand Forest Park (Tahura), Mochtar Irwan Abdullah, confirmed that dozens of mangrove trees in the Benoa Harbor area were contaminated by oil sewage. According to him, such condition had occurred from January 25, 2014 due to leakage of the oil pipeline owned by PT Indonesia Power. The contaminated area reached approximately 0.75 hectare. However, the severe contamination causing the yellowing of the mangrove leaves was only about 0.25 hectare. (kmb12)

Organic dragon fruit potential to be export Bali Post

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This photo provided by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park shows the animal care staff tending to a one-day-old baby girl gorilla who was born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park after an emergency c-section procedure Wednesday March, 12, 2014.

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SAN DIEGO — A baby gorilla delivered by a rare emergency cesarean section last week at the San Diego Zoo has pneumonia and is under constant veterinary care. Veterinarian Nadine Lamberski worked with the baby all weekend. She said Monday that the gorilla probably contracted the pneumonia during Friday’s birth, when a surgical team also had to fix a collapsed lung. The mother gorilla, an 18year-old named Imani, had never given birth. The zoo says the C-section, rare for a gorilla, was performed because she was in distress after going into labor. The medical team included vets and two doctors who usually work on humans: a neonatal specialist and an anesthesiologist.

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The impact of oil contamination in the mangrove forests of Benoa was triggered by the leaking oil pipeline owned by PT Indonesia Power. As a result of the incident, dozens of mangrove trees died.

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To preserve the existence of subak and health, the organic commodities should be encouraged in Bali. For instance, at the moment has been cultivated an organic dragon fruit in the area of Buyan, Buleleng. Apart from having export quality, the dragon fruit does not depend of any season.

DENPASAR - To preserve the existence of subak and health, the organic commodities should be encouraged in Bali. For instance, at the moment has been cultivated an organic dragon fruit in the area of Buyan, Buleleng. Apart from having export quality, the dragon fruit does not depend of any season. “If it is cultivated on dry land, the organic substance must be good. Currently, the organic substances are still lacking so it must be boosted,” said Chairman of the Bali Organic Association (BOA), Dr. Ni Luh Kartini. Kartini added that Buleleng region was very nice for the development of agriculture. In the past, Buleleng was known as coffee producer, one of which was the Banyuatis region westward. Even, in once harvest people could reap 500 tons of coffee. “Now, many farmers have left the farming system. In the past, they got up at 5 o’clock in the morn-

ing, but now remain at bed up to 8 o’clock so there is no time. Moreover, it also has something to do with lifestyle and other issues,” she added. According to Kartini, her party was currently developing organic crops in the region of Buleleng and got a good response from the public. But after the harvest, they were difficult to market their products. “They have not got the market and processing. On that account, the development of organic commodities faces many obstacles,” said Kartini. She hoped the government could support the organic farming, like the dragon fruit plantation at Buyan area, Buleleng. It should be developed until it could penetrate the export market because the organic dragon fruit had owned an export quality. “Currently, the product is only intended to meet the consumption in Bali. At Buyan, there has been dragon fruit plantation covering an area of tens of hectares. Additionally, the dragon tree

does not depend on particular season or can grow all the year round,” said the lecturer at the Faculty of Agriculture, Udayana University. The development of organic farming should be improved in Bali because imported staples such as rice contained hazardous substances to the body. Therefore, Balinese people were expected to eat the native organic products to Bali. “When purchasing the imported products or purchasing the one outside Bali, we do not know how the process works. If it is produced in Bali, it is clear where the subak is and the Tri Hita Karana concept in use,” she said. She was also concerned because Bali lacked of rice to meet the needs of the community. It would not be going to happen when the land conversion could be controlled. “When the rice is not enough, it can be diversified with cassava, purple yam, sweet potatoes, yam and others,” said Kartini. (rah)


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Dutch citizen under punishment process

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AMLAPURA - A Dutch citizen, with initials MB, 60, remained under the process of the court and was sentenced to probation in Amlapura District Court, last week and has not been decided. However, on Tuesday morning (Mar 18), MB was reported to Headquarters of Karangasem Police by his wife, Ni Made Adi Astrini, 41. This housewife reported her husband to police because of domestic violence. Spokesperson of Karangasem Police, Nyoman Arya Tatar, with permission from the Chief of Karangasem Police I Gede Adhi Mulyawarman, said in Karangasem last Tuesday that the officers had received the report of the plaintiff around 03:00 p.m. The report of Astrini was still being explored by police. The victim said she lived at

Gelumpang hamlet, Karangasem, with her husband. The victim said the persecution incident was experienced around 8 o’clock on Monday night. At that time, the victim asked her husband MB whether his son Ivan already had dinner. MB replied that his son did not want to eat as he was not fine. Feeling insecure, the victim asked her son directly. When

questioned by her mother and told to eat by the plaintiff Astrini, Ivan answered ‘yes.’ However, the victim said if her son looked afraid. Feeling the victim, his wife, did not believe it, the culprit was apparently angry and emotional. He persecuted the victim by throwing the food at her face. The victim also admitted to have been hit on the head with his bare left hands, kicked and punched at left ribs. Additionally, the victim was also pushed by her husband into the room. Due to the persecution of her husband, said the victim, she got pain on the left rib. The victim did not accept to have been persecuted, so she reported

her husband to Headquarters of Karangasem Police. Spokesperson of Karangasem Police, Arya Tatar, said that based on information of the victim witnesses, the persecution undergone by the victim was alleged to have been caused by misunderstanding between the couple of the local and Dutch traveler. Meanwhile, the defendant MB was actually still under the process of trial in the Amlapura District Court. This tall white guy, that based on information was a retired Dutch naval officer, was ensnared by the prosecutor of the Amlapura Attorney Putu Eka Sabana with the charges of eight-month imprisonment with

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Turkish gunman kills 7 in suicide attack

Again, reported to police by wife Bali Post

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Associated Press Writer

one year probation. Spokesperson of the Amlapura District Court, I Gede Adi Ganda Wijaya, said last Tuesday that responded to the charges of the prosecutor, the defendant who was only accompanied by an interpreter and without legal counsel would deliver his plea on March 25. He was charged under Article 81 (1) of Law No.23/2002 on Child Protection. Previously, the defendant MB persecuted a gardener, a boy who was still a minor from local neighborhood. The victim was persecuted because he was alleged to have stolen the bread and drinking water in the kitchen of the defendant. (013)

ANKARA, Turkey — A gunman on Wednesday stormed a branch of Turkey’s statistics agency, took colleagues hostage before opening fire and killing six of them. He then turned the gun on himself and died, officials and reports said. Eyup Tepe, the governor for Kars where the attack took place, said the shooting was not political or terrorismrelated. He said the gunman, identified as 33-year old Veysi Erim, was employed as a sociologist at the agency and was receiving treatment for psy-

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chological problems. “It is believed that Erim who was suffering from psychological problems and was receiving treatment, carried out the attack during a state of hysteria,” a statement from Tepe’s office said. The statistical agency, TUIK, said Erim was an employee, denying earlier media reports that had said the man had recently been dismissed. Tepe said the dead included the agency’s manager and five employees. One other employee was injured in the attack. The private Dogan news agency said there were some 40 employees at the agency at the time of the attack.

Turkish lawyers hold loaves of bread and newspapers with a photo of Gulsum Elvan, the mother of Berkin Elvan, a Turkish teenager who has died but who was in a coma since being hit on the head by a tear gas canister fired by police during last summer’s anti-government protests, during a protest in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

Thai radar might have tracked Malaysian missing plane Associated Press Writer

The police held press confrence regarding the arresting of the drug taffickers in Tabanan

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Tabanan Police arrest three drug traffickers

TABANAN - Three young drug traffickers were arrested by Tabanan Police Narcotics Investigator. All the three men were Victor Tanone alias Victor, 35, with the address at Tegal Kepuh hamlet, Kaba-Kaba village, Kediri, Jefri Baun alias To’o, 32, with the address at UntalUntal hamlet, Dalung Kaja village, North Kuta, Badung, and Moch Danny Herlambang, 23, with the address on Jalan Subur Mirah Hati, Monang Maning, Denpasar. The three traffickers were arrested on Sunday (Mar 16) at different locations. Two suspects,

Victor and To’o, were arrested in front of a beauty salon at Padang Carik hamlet, Nyambu Kediri, around 12:00 a.m. Meanwhile, the suspect Moch Danny Herlambang was arrested at roadside in front of a motor service at Tegal Kepuh, Kaba-Kaba, Kediri. Deputy Chief of Tabanan Police, Dewa Made Adnyana, said on Tuesday (Mar 18) the reveal of the case was based on information from society that drug transactions often occurred in the area committed by Victor. As response, the officers followed up the information by making an investigation. When arriving at the scene, the officers saw

Jefri passing through the location and stopped at the scene. Since his gestures were suspicious, the officers immediately approached. “Seeing the arrival of the officers, Jefri shocked and discarded a black small bundle onto the terrace of the beauty salon. When asked about the item, the culprit replied if it was crystal meth. Witnessed by a number of witnesses, the package was opened and it was true that the plastic clip contains crystal clear item,” he said. In the examination, Jefri said the illicit goods he carried were belonging to Victor and he was just ordered to deliver to someone in

front of the beauty salon. “Based on the information, our officers then managed to secure another culprit namely Victor. After making a development, both culprits described that they obtained the crystal meth from Danny Herlambang,” he said. Not long after getting the information from the two culprits, police officers also managed to secure Danny at roadside right in front of a motor service at Kaba-Kaba village, Kediri, around 10:00 p.m. From the results of the search, the officers found a plastic clip attached at the right waist in red panties. Having been checked, it was found

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to contain crystal meth and seized as evidence. Aside from one package of crystal meth in a plastic clip and 1 package of crystal meth wrapped in black plastic, police officers also secured the evidence of two units of mobile phones and 1 unit of motorcycle. “At this time, the suspect and the evidence are secured for further process. They were charged under article 112 paragraph (1) of the Law No. 35/2009 on narcotics with a maximum penalty of 12 years imprisonment and fines of up to IDR 8 billion rupiahs,” said Dewa Made Adnyana. (kmb28)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Ten days after a Malaysian jetliner disappeared, Thailand’s military said Tuesday it saw radar blips that might have been from the missing plane but didn’t report it “because we did not pay attention to it.” Search crews from 26 countries, including Thailand, are looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished early March 8 with 239 people aboard en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Frustration is growing among relatives of those on the plane at the lack of progress in the search. Aircraft and ships are scouring two giant arcs of territory amounting to the size of Australia — half of it in the remote waters of the southern Indian Ocean. Cmdr. William Marks, a spokesman for the U.S. 7th Fleet, said finding the plane was like trying to locate a few people somewhere between New York and California. Early in the search, Malaysian officials said they suspected the plane backtracked toward the Strait of Malacca, just west of Malaysia. But it took a week for them to confirm Malaysian military radar data suggesting that route. Military officials in neighboring Thailand said Tuesday their own radar showed an unidentified plane, possibly Flight 370, flying toward the strait beginning minutes after the Malaysian jet’s transponder signal was lost. Air force spokesman Air Vice Marshal Montol Suchookorn said

the Thai military doesn’t know whether the plane it detected was Flight 370. Thailand’s failure to quickly share possible information about the plane may not substantially change what Malaysian officials now know, but it raises questions about the degree to which some countries are sharing their defense data. At a minimum, safety experts said, the radar data could have saved time and effort that was initially spent searching the South China Sea, many miles from the Indian Ocean. “It’s tough to tell, but that is a material fact that I think would have mattered,” said John Goglia, a former member of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. “It’s just bizarre they didn’t come forward before,” Scott Hamilton, managing director of aviation consultancy Leeham Co., said of Thai authorities. “It may be too late to help the search ... but

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A Malaysian Muslim woman pauses, during an event for the missing Malaysia Airline, MH370 at a shopping mall, in Petaling Jaya, on the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

maybe them and the Malaysian military should do joint military exercises in incompetence.”

Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12:40 a.m. March 8 and its transponder, which allows air

traffic controllers to identify and track it, ceased communicating at 1:20 a.m.


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Japan trade deficit expands to $7.9 billion in February Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - Japan’s trade deficit expanded 3.5 percent year-on-year to $7.9 billion in February, inflated by post-Fukushima energy bills and a jump in electronics parts imports, government data showed on Wednesday. Japan incurred a deficit of 800.3 billion yen last month, registering a shortfall for the 20th straight month, the longest spell in more than three decades, the finance ministry said. The median forecast by economists was for a smaller deficit of 595 billion yen, according to a poll by the leading Nikkei business daily. In February, exports rose 9.8 percent to 5.8 trillion yen on shipments abroad of refined fuels as well as automobiles and plastics. Imports grew 9.0 percent to 6.6 trillion yen, largely on higher purchases of liquefied natural gas and electronics parts. Energy imports surged after the 2011 Fukushima crisis forced the

shutdown of Japan’s nuclear reactors, which once supplied a third of the nation’s power. A sharp decline in the yen, which is good for exporters’ profitability, has also forced up the cost of importing pricey fossil-fuels to plug the country’s energy gap. AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

Container ships are moored at the pier of a container terminal in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Japan’s trade deficit expanded 3.5 percent year-onyear to $7.9 billion in February, inflated by post-Fukushima energy bills and a jump in electronics parts imports, government data showed on Wednesday.

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Majority ceramic products exported to Singapore Antara

DENPASAR - The Indonesian tourist resort province of Bali exported about 61.92 percent of its ceramic products worth US$1.47 million to Singapore in 2013. Bali’s ceramic products in various designs and produced by skilled local handicraft-men are able to win overseas markets. This boosted Bali’s foreign exchange income. The ceramic-based cottage products were also exported to the United States (10.81 percent), Australia (4.22 percent), Britain (1.95 percent) and Hong Kong (0.48 percent). Besides, some 1.09 percent were also exported to Italy, 3.10 percent to Spain, 0.88 percent to France and 13.10 percent to other countries. The ceramic product exports in 2013 increased 40.1 percent from 354,190 pieces in 2012 to 475,484 pieces in 2013. Meanwhile number of tourist arrivals in the resort island also expected to increase the export value. In January 2014 tourists arrival to Bali jump 20.06 percent to 279,671 from 232,935 in the same

period last year. Tourism observer Dewa Nyoman Putra said recently nearly 95 percent of tourists traveling to Bali had stated their wish to visit the world-renowned tourist resort again some time in the future. Meanwhile, 5 percent of them visited Bali for businesses and social activities, among others, he said. More than 3.27 million tourists visited Bali last year, outstripping its target of attracting 3.1 million foreign tourists. According to the provincial Tourism Agency, the number of tourist arrivals in Bali last year represented a 13.37 percent increase from 2,892,019 a year earlier.

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The Indonesian tourist resort province of Bali exported about 61.92 percent of its ceramic products worth US$1.47 million to Singapore in 2013.

Nawa Gempang ritual to invoke universal safety Bali Post

China, New Zealand begin direct currency trading Associated Press

WELLINGTON — China on Wednesday allowed its currency to be directly traded with the New Zealand dollar in another step toward allowing greater international use of the yuan. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced the start of trading during a trip to China. Previously, a company that needed to trade New Zealand dollars for Chinese yuan in China had to use a third currency, typically the U.S. dollar. New Zealand allows open trading of its currency. China has strict capital controls which allow it to control the value of the yuan, an important economic and political tool in a developing

country where tens of millions of jobs are tied to exporting. China’s government is gradually expanding opportunities for the yuan to be used outside its borders for trade and investment. It has previously allowed only five currencies to be directly traded with the yuan: the U.S. dollar, the Japanese yen, the Australian dollar, the Russian ruble and the Malaysian ringgit. China is New Zealand’s largest export market. New Zealand in 2008 became the first developed nation to sign a free trade agreement with China. Key said the move will make it easier for New Zealanders to do business in China and will stimulate trade and investment.

GIANYAR - Various natural phenomena have occurred causing disasters in Gianyar County. Coinciding with the auspicious day of Kajeng Kliwon, it was held the Tawur Nawa Gempang ritual for the first time. The procession taking place in the Pusering Jagat Temple at Pejeng was officiated over by Ida Pedanda Wayahan Bun from Griya Sanur Pejeng and Ida Pedanda Buda Jelantik from Griya Taman Sukawati. The offerings used belonged to mid-level on the basis of manca sata, mepenangkab, chicken, white duck and white goat. It was executed at 11:00 a.m. and attended by the Regent AA Gde Agung Bharata and Deputy Regent Made Mahayastra, representatives of provincial government, county/ municipality across Bali and customary villagers of Pejeng. Ritual chief, Ida Pedanda Wayahan Bun from Griya Sanur Pejeng, Tampaksiring, conveyed the ritual of pelebah jagat posed an anticipative effort to invoke safety in response to various natural phenomena happened recently.

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang exchange Chinese Yuan and New Zealand Dollar banknotes during an announcement ceremony at the Great Hall of People Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Beijing China.

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Coinciding with the auspicious day of Kajeng Kliwon, it was held the Tawur Nawa Gempang ritual for the first time.

The procession referred to the content of palm-leaf manuscripts known as Rogha Sanghara Bhumi, Lebur Sangsa and Ceciren Gumi Manut Catur Yuga. The ceremony was to invoke safety which should be routinely performed so that the universe always got protection from God Almighty. Selection of the Pusering Jagat Temple was based on consideration that it denoted the center of Bali or the universe, so it was expected the earth or the universe was kept away from any dangers or disasters. In addition, the Pusering Jagat Temple at Pejeng was one of the sad kahyangan temples in Bali. It was based on historical and archaeological heritages which were currently stored in the Pusering Jagat Temple. Meanwhile, the ritual committee also doubling as the Assistant I of Regional Secretary of Gianyar, Cokorda Rai Widiarsa P., said the ritual was meant to invoke the safety of the world (universe) and avoid calamities or disasters. As had been known, from the end of 2013 until early 2014, a variety of disasters occurred in Gianyar such as fallen trees, landslides, floods and other social calamities. “Hopefully, with the implementation of this ritual, we all can be avoided from any disasters,” he said. (kmb16)


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Several poor farmers commit suicide in India Associated Press Writer

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People wave Russian flags as they gather at a square to watch a televised address by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Federation Council, in Sevastopol, Crimea, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Ukraine officials plan Crimea trip to halt tension

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SEVASTOPOL, Crimea — Senior Ukrainian officials planned to travel to Crimea on Wednesday in a bid to avert an escalation in hostilities, a day after two men were killed at a military facility in a gunbattle between Ukrainian troops and a militia loyal to the local government. The prime minister in Crimea, which was nominally incorporated into Russia on Tuesday, said Ukraine’s deputy prime minister and defense minister would be turned back, however. “They are not welcome in Crimea,” Sergei Aksyonov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency. “They will not be allowed to enter in Crimea. They will be sent back.” Ukraine’s military is heavily outnumbered in Crimea, with tens of thousands of Russian-led forces patrolling the peninsula. In a further sign of that, Crimea militias stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking it over without resistance. An Associated Press photographer said several hundred militiamen took down the gate and made their way onto the base. They then raised the Russian flag on the square by the headquarters. The unarmed militia waited for an hour on the square before the move to storm the headquarters. Following the arrival of the commander of the Russian Black Sea fleet, the Crimeans took over the building. The AP photographer was able to enter the headquarters and saw the militia roaming around while the Ukrainian servicemen were pack-

ing up and leaving. On Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to incorporate Crimea into Russia following a referendum Sunday in which residents of the region overwhelmingly backed the move. Jubilant crowds in Moscow and other cities across Russia hailed the annexation, while Ukraine’s new government called Putin a threat to the “civilized world and international security,” and the U.S. and the European Union threatened tougher sanctions against Moscow. On Monday, Washington and Brussels targeted Russian and Crimean officials with visa bans and asset freezes. Russian news agencies on Wednesday cited Constitutional Court chairman Valery Zorkin as saying the treaty signed by Putin has been ruled valid, thus formally clearing another hurdle for Moscow to annex Crimea. The treaty now only requires ratification by the Russian parliament. A Ukrainian serviceman and a member of a

militia were killed by gunfire in the incident in Crimea on Tuesday. It is unclear whether the militiaman was a Ukrainian citizen. Although Moscow has insistently denied it has not deployed its own troops in Crimea, people in the peninsula have reported seeing a large number of military vehicles with Russian plates. Thousands of troops under apparent Russian command took over Crimea two weeks before Sunday’s hastily called referendum, seizing Ukrainian military bases, blockading others and pressuring Ukrainian soldiers to surrender their arms and leave. Putin insisted Russia’s military presence in Crimea was limited to those stationed under the terms of a treaty with Ukraine that allows Russia to have up to 25,000 troops at its Black Sea fleet base. Ukraine claims that Russia deployed further forces, however, and expressly went against its request for troops to remain confined within their barracks.

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INDONESIA Australian minister concedes ‘no breakthrough’ with Jakarta

NEW DELHI — At least seven debt-ridden farmers have killed themselves after freak hailstorms and heavy unseasonal rains destroyed crops across much of a western state, a government official said Wednesday. Maharashtra government spokesman Satish Lalit said authorities have confirmed seven farmer suicides since Feb. 24. But Kishor Tiwari, president of pro-farmer group Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti, put the toll much higher, at 32. The rain and hailstorms in the past month destroyed paddy rice, wheat, cotton and onion crops in 28 of the 35 districts in Maharashtra. The lost crops were worth millions of dollars. Mumbai, India’s main financial center, is the capital of Maharashtra state. Agriculture is the main livelihood for more than 60 percent of India’s 1.2 billion people, and they are heavily dependent on the weather. Tiwari said most of the farmers killed themselves by drinking pesticides or setting themselves on fire. Prithiviraj Chavan, the state’s top elected official, appealed to farmers not to resort to this extreme step and promised financial support to them. The federal government has been asked to provide 50 billion rupees ($800 million) in relief toward the damages caused by the freak weather, Chavan said. More than 100,000 farmers commit suicide in India every year while under insurmountable debts.

JAKARTA - Australia’s defence minister conceded Wednesday during a visit to Jakarta there was still no “breakthrough” in improving relations with Indonesia which have been damaged by a row over spying. Ties between Jakarta and Canberra have sunk to their lowest point for years following allegations that Australian spies tried to tap the phones of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his inner circle. The spying claims, which emerged

in news reports in November, prompted Indonesia to recall its ambassador and halt cooperation on people-smuggling and with Australia’s military. During a visit to Jakarta for an annual defence conference, Defence Minister David Johnston insisted the

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measure. Western powers criticized Russia’s veto over the referendum, which will ask the Crimeans if they would want to rejoin Russia. Meanwhile, early in March 2014, the Indonesian foreign affairs ministry issued a statement expressing deep concern over the worsening situation in Ukraine, which had escalated from what had initially been an internal political instability within the country to an international crisis, which threatens not only the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, but also risks raising tensions in the relations between the affected countries. Minister Marty M. Natalegawa pointed out that Indonesia reaffirmed its principle and its consistent position on respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states as a fundamental principle of relations among nations. “Indonesia calls upon all concerned parties to exercise utmost restraint, manage the crisis, promote the peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine, and to consistently uphold respect for international law,” he explained. Indonesia called upon the United Nations Security Council, including the permanent members of the Security Council, to shoulder its responsibility in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations in maintaining international peace and security in responding to the crisis in Ukraine, including exercising the possibility of dispatching a special envoy of the UN Secretary General to the affected region.

Palestinians threaten to resume UN campaign

RAMALLAH, West Bank — A senior Palestinian official says the Palestinians will resume their campaign for international recognition at the United Nations if Israel calls off a planned release of Palestinian prisoners. Israel pledged to release 104 long-serving prisoners in four stages under a U.S.-brokered deal to relaunch peace talks with the Palestinians last July. The fourth and final group is to be released by March 29. Israel’s chief negotiator said Tuesday that Israel is not obligated to free the prisoners, and said the decision to do so would depend on progress in peace talks. Israel is seeking a Palestinian pledge to extend talks beyond a current April deadline. Palestinian official Nabil Shaath said the Palestinians said if the prisoner release is called off, the Palestinians will “immediately” turn to the U.N.

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A Palestinian hurls a stone at Israeli troops during a protest in Jalazoun refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

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Indonesia should be cautious over Crimea issue

JAKARTA - The Indonesian government should be cautious while taking a stance over the conflict in Crimea, Guspiabri Sumowigeno, the director of Center for Indonesian National Policy Studies (CINAPS) stated. “We should see this issue as more than just a rivalry between two big nations. I suggest that the government takes a balanced stance and accommodates the views of both the parties,” he stated on Wednesday. He pointed out that Indonesia has not taken any stance regarding the referendum in Ukraine’s Crimea, majority of whose population wanted to join Russia. The current outgoing government should not leave the Crimea issue to the next government, he commented. Russia intervened in the Crimean peninsula after the fall of Ukraine’s pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych on 22 February. The national parliament in Kiev ruled the referendum unconstitutional, and earlier on Saturday, voted in favor of disbanding the regional assembly. At the United Nations, 13 members of the Security Council backed a resolution that called for all nations to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and condemned the referendum as illegal. Russia has vetoed a draft UN resolution criticizing Sunday’s secession referendum in Ukraine’s Crimea region - the only Security Council member to vote against the

relationship remained “very close, very friendly”. “The senior leadership on both sides has a very close working relationship,” said Johnston, who was due to hold talks with his Indonesian counterpart Purnomo Yusgiantoro

later in the day. However he conceded that the relationship with Jakarta was at a “go-slow”, adding: “I don’t think we are in a breakthrough situation.” Indonesia has demanded that Australia agree on a code of conduct before ties can return to normal, and officials are in the process of trying to hammer one out. Jakarta has also been angered by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s policies on stemming the flow

of asylum-seekers. Canberra has established a military-led operation to stop the boatpeople arriving, a flashpoint political issue in Australia, which sees the navy turning boats back to Indonesia when it is safe to do so. Jakarta has halted cooperation with Canberra on the issue, but Johnston insisted: “People-smuggling is a serious problem in our region and Australia is really keen to work with Indonesia.”

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Jakarta International Defense Dialog (JIDD) is expected to help boost regional security stability through discussions among participating delegations.

JIDD helps boost regional security stability Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro stated that the Jakarta International Defense Dialog (JIDD) is expected to help boost regional security stability through discussions among participating delegations. “The informal discussions during JIDD help create conducive atmosphere to make security and defense development initiatives as well as to boost stability,” the minister remarked during the opening of the Fourth JIDD at the Jakarta Convention Center, here on Wednesday. The forum will also discuss the growing trends in the defense sector in Asia and the Pacific as well as outside the region, he added. He explained that a maritime col-

laboration among Asian and Pacific nations as well as regional institutions is needed to address maritime problems. “JIDD is a medium to increase the relations among nations through trust building particularly among the respective countries’ defense forces,” he added. Being held from March 19 to 20, JIDD 2014 was officially opened by Indonesian Vice President Boediono. Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao delivered a key speech in the opening ceremony. The theme of the JIDD 2014 is “Building Maritime Collaboration for Security and Stability,” Chairman of the JIDD Steering Committee Retired Vice Marshal Eris Herry-

anto informed the press recently. The dialog will consist of five sessions respectively on: Exploring the Indo-Pacific; Managing Contested Waters; Coping with NonTraditional Threats; Modernizing and Stabilizing Military Forces; and Strengthening Legal and Diplomatic Cooperation at Sea. Coinciding with JIDD 2014, the Asia Pacific Security and Defense Expo (APSDEX) is also being organized with the aim to promote and establish cooperation on defense and security industries. The theme of APSDEX 2014 is “Driving Indonesian Industries and Partnership in Support of Regional Maritime Collaborations”. JIDD 2014 has participation from delegations across 47 countries.


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Serena readies for Miami tourney near home Associated Press Writer

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DENPASAR - Denpasar Traditional Market is a center of town’s economics which is located in Gajah Mada Street, that is main road and become a shopping centre of Bali. This traditional market is apposite to the village temple that is one of three biggest temples in Denpasar. It is initially does not as big as like now because have changed experiences and modification which is adapting to the requirement and town growth. This market cannot be discharged from the existence of an existing market in the cross Badung’s river that is called Kumbasari Market because the local society will feel incompletely go for shopping if they are not come to Kumbasari Market, especially for the Balinese who want to buy the ceremony items. Denpasar Market is a market selling the costume and clothing items with the prices are relative cheaper than clothing items sold at the shops in Gajah Mada Street which are most owned by citizen of Chinese clan. Kumbasari Market is previously called by Peken Payuk (pot market), it sell the items from gerabah /jar like pot, pengedangan, cubek (plate from land), paso (pail from land), caratan (water jug from land), jeding (barrel from land), penyantokan (mixer from land), coblong (cup from land), kekeb (rice cover) and others. All of these items are the kitchenware and also the items for ceremony. Since this market most popular as a place to sell payuk/ pot, hence Kumbasari Market in the past referred as Peken Payuk or pot market. But now it sell the material or art items for tourist therefore it is one of tourist destinations in Denpasar Town. Denpasar Market is opened on 24 April 1984 by Bali ‘s Governor, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra. Then after experiencing of the fire accident, it has been repaired in year 2000 at that moment Bali ‘s Governor is Mr. Dewa Made Berata. This market owns the broadness about 14.544 M² and broadly park 9064 M² which is built in four floors.

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KEY BISCAYNE, Florida — Serena Williams will certainly be in a comfort zone when she opens the defense of her Sony Open title this week. Williams is a six-time winner of the Florida event, collecting more trophies than at any other tournament. That surpasses the five titles won at three of four Grand Slam events — the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. What’s more, the tournament is held not far from where the topranked player has lived since she was a preteen. While she also spends many weeks training in Paris, nearby Palm Beach County remains close to her heart. “I’ve been waiting on this and it feels good to be back here,” Williams said Tuesday. “It is home. It feels home.” Williams opens on Thursday against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan, who beat 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-4, 6-2 in the first round on Tuesday. “I love my fans and love the opportunity to be able to play for them,” Williams said of the South Florida crowds. She’s entering her fourth tournament of the year after winning the Brisbane title in January against Victoria Azarenka. However, a bad back has taken its toll. She lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open to Ana Ivanovic, and in Dubai lost in the semifinals to 23rd-ranked Alize Cornet. Williams had insisted the back was better, but she clearly had trouble reaching up for her serve against the Frenchwoman. “The back is good,” she said, smiling. “It’s much better. It’s really good, actually. I’ve been doing tons of treatment to make sure it stays loose, so I don’t have any problems.” The 32-year-old Williams, a winner of 58 career titles, is considered the best of her generation, if not of all time. Serena Williams smiles as she speaks during an interview, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Key Biscayne, Fla. Williams is looking for a seventh Key Biscayne title in the Sony Open tennis tournament, which begins this week.

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LeBron’s 43 lead Heat over Cavaliers Associated Press Writer

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 43 points — 25 in a bewildering first-quarter shooting display — and Chris Bosh added 21 to lead the Miami Heat to a 100-96 win Tuesday over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who played their first game without injured All-Star guard Kyrie Irving. James added two crucial blocks and made six free throws in the final two minutes and Bosh added a key rejection to lead the Heat to just their third win in eight games. Miami’s Dwyane Wade sat out resting his knees, but the Heat’s two other megastars put away the Cavs. Jarrett Jack scored 22 and Dion Waiters added 17 and 11 assists for Cleveland, which was also without forward Luol Deng (sprained ankle). Atlanta’s Jeff Teague equaled his career best with 34 points and Paul Millsap had the first triple-double of his career as the Hawks extended their longest winning streak of the season to five in a row with a 118113 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors. Millsap had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Hawks, who have bounced back after losing 14 of 15 to strengthen

their hold on the final playoff spot in the East. The Hawks overcame an early 13-point deficit in a game that went back and forth in the final quarter. At Sacramento, California, Isaiah Thomas had his first career triple double with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to help the Kings beat the Washington Wizards 117-111 in overtime. DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay each added 24 points for the Kings. Bradley Beal had 19 points and Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Wizards. Drew Gooden scored 18 points and John Wall had 14 before fouling out in

overtime. In other games, the Portland Trail Blazers edged the Milwaukee Bucks 120-115 Wesley Matthews had 26 points, including a key 3-pointer in overtime, while Stephen Curry had 23 points and five assists to lead Golden State Warriors over the Orlando Magic 103-89.

Miami Heat’s LeBron James (6) jumps to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Cleveland.

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Chelsea defeats LONDON — Samuel Eto’o and Gary Cahill scored first half goals as Chelsea turned in a dominant performance to beat Galatasaray 2-0 on Tuesday and reach the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory on aggregate. Galatasaray’s former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba made no impact on his return to Stamford Bridge, being reduced to a minor role like the rest of his teammates in the second leg match of the last 16. Playing his first game at Chelsea since his last kick for the Blues won a penalty shootout with Bayern Munich in the final two years ago, Drogba received a warm welcome from the home fans. But Eto’o quickly stole the spotlight, opening the scoring from a tight angle in the fourth minute. Cahill doubled the lead from close range in the 42nd. In the night’s other match, Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Schalke 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to reach the quarterfinals with a 9-2 rout on aggregate. Drogba looked a shadow of his former self and did not have a single clear-cut chance. But both his manager Roberto Mancini and his former coach Jose Mourinho jumped to his defense.

“It was not his fault, it was very difficult for him because we did not play tonight,” Mancini said. Mourinho said his former protege was not helped by his teammates after they failed to produce attacking football. “We were very solid and very confident, we controlled the game,” Mourinho said. “If you’re a striker and your team doesn’t attack, you feel a lonely man.” All eyes were on Drogba as he entered the pitch to start his warm-up at a nearly empty stadium. The Ivory Coast forward did not change his usual routine, touching the grass and crossing himself before joining his teammates. After being lured from Marseille by Mourinho, Drogba scored 157 goals in 341 appearances for the London club

between 2004-12 and was voted the greatest player in the club’s history. As teams entered the pitch before kickoff, Drogba pointed a finger towards the Chelsea kop where a banner reading “Drogba Legend” had been unfurled. He then ran to the touchline to give a handshake and a kiss to Mourinho. Though the spotlight was on Drogba, Eto’o soon gave Chelsea a perfect start to the game. Eden Hazard linked up well with Oscar to release the ball for the Cameroon striker, who fired past goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. Wesley Sneijder struggled to build any attacks from midfield for the visitors, while Eto’o created further danger from the right flank before his attempted cut-back was blocked by defend-

ers. Drogba then tried his luck from the edge of the box but his acrobatic volley ended well over the bar in a moment that summed up his return to his former club. Toying with defenders with his usual frenzied pace and dribbles, Hazard produced another stellar performance for Chelsea. The Belgium playmaker was behind nearly all his side’s attacks and his relentless efforts made it a tiring night for the Galatasaray defense. Chelsea and Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

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Chelsea’s Gary Cahill celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between

Roma’s Strootman has leg surgery, out of World Cup Associated Press Writer

ROME — Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has undergone surgery on his left knee and will not be available for the Netherlands at the World Cup. Roma says the operation carried out in Amsterdam on Tuesday “was a complete success.” The knee reconstruction followed injuries to Strootman’s anterior cruciate ligament, and medial and lateral meniscus this month in a loss to Napoli. Roma says Strootman will stay in Amsterdam to rehabilitate. The left-footed midfielder has captained the Netherlands, and is widely considered as the team’s next full-time skipper. He has also been instrumental for Roma in attaining its secondplace standing in the Serie A. AP Photo/Peter Dejong

In this Nov. 19, 2013 image Netherlands’ Kevin Strootman lines up prior to the international friendly soccer match between Netherlands and Colombia at ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona centerback Marc Bartra has signed a contract extension that ties him to the Spanish champions until 2017. The 23-year-old Bartra has played sparingly this season — making 21 appearances — but will be needed going forward with veteran defender Carles Puyol set to leave the club at the end of the season. Barcelona says the deal includes a buy-out clause of 25 million euros ($34.8 million). Barcelona is third in the Spanish league, trailing leader Real Madrid by four points.

Tijuana downs LA Galaxy 4-2 to reach CL semis Associated Press Writer

TIJUANA, Mexico — Ecuador striker Jaime Ayovi scored twice in the first ten minutes to lead Tijuana to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals with a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Tuesday. Ayovi scored in the 2nd and 9th minutes as Tijuana claimed a 4-3 aggregate win over the two legs of the quarterfinals. Argentine striker Dario Benedetto added a goal in the 26th minute and Richard Ruiz lengthened the lead in the 80th for Tijuana. Robbie Keane scored off an Omar Gonzalez pass in the 46th minute and found the net again in 84th for the Galaxy. Tijuana, playing for the first time in the region’s top club tournament, will play either Sporting Kansas City or Mexico City-based Cruz Azul in the semifinals. The Mexicans started strong and took the lead when Argentine Christian Pellerano’s shot inside the box was deflected by goalkeeper Jaime Penedo and the rebound fell to Ayovi, who scored from two meters (yards). Ayovi got his second goal off a long cross from Pellerano and dribbled the ball past Penedo before finishing finished with a soft touch. Tijuana*s third goal came when Benedetto stole the ball from Brazilian defender Leonardo Da Silva a n d scored with a powerful shot to the right post of the goalkeeper Penedo. The Galaxy drew one back when Landon Donovan sent a cross inside the box to Gonzalez, who headed the ball to Keane for the goal. Ruiz made it 3-1 with a powerful strike inside the box, but Keane scored again to keep the Galaxy in touch. The Galaxy pushed for a third goal that would have been enough to advance on aggregate, but the Tijuana defense held on for the win.

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Real’s Alvaro Morata, left, scores past Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Faehrmann during a Champions League round of 16, second leg, soccer match between Real Madrid and Schalke 04 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Tuesday March 18, 2014.

Real Madrid completes rout of Schalke with 3-1 win Associated Press Writer

MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals as Real Madrid completed its Champions League last 16 thrashing of Schalke with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday. Madrid breezed into the quarterfinals after winning 9-2 on aggregate following its 6-1 first-leg victory in Germany. The Spanish leader’s progress was never in doubt as coach Carlo Ancelotti rotated his squad, with Gareth Bale forced off the bench early when Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez injured his right knee two minutes in at the Santiago Bernabeu. Bale played a key role in the victory, feeding Ronaldo for the 21st-minute opener before Schalke defender Tim Hoogland equalized from a shot deflected beyond Iker Casillas. Ronaldo

scored his 13th goal of the competition with an individual effort before Alvaro Morata struck Madrid’s third from Bale’s pass in the 75th. The victory extended Madrid’s unbeaten run to 31 games in all competitions ahead of Sunday’s Spanish league showdown with Barcelona. Also Tuesday, Chelsea beat Galatasaray 2-0 to reach the quarterfinals with a 3-1 aggregate victory, keeping alive the possibility of Madrid coming up against former coach Jose Mourinho. “I think all of the best teams have won their series, although there can be some surprises,” Ancelotti said, with the quarterfinals draw coming on Friday. “Whoever we draw, it’s going to be difficult.” Jese exited after Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac barged into the back of the Madrid winger, leaving him on the

turf in visible pain. Ancelotti said Jese had ruptured his cruciate ligament, leaving him unlikely to return this season. Bale swiftly added to the attack as Morata threaded a ball onto his run into the area and the Welshman picked out the inrushing Ronaldo to beat Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann. Madrid’s intensity soon slackened, and the visitors took advantage of the dip in the 31st as Julian Drexler started a break that eventually finished with Hoogland’s shot from outside the area deflecting off Sergio Ramos’ foot around goalie Iker Casillas. “The team reacted well, the performance was good,” Schalke coach Jens Keller said through a translator. “But the minute Real Madrid has an opportunity, they can convert it into goal.”


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Chelsea defeats LONDON — Samuel Eto’o and Gary Cahill scored first half goals as Chelsea turned in a dominant performance to beat Galatasaray 2-0 on Tuesday and reach the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory on aggregate. Galatasaray’s former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba made no impact on his return to Stamford Bridge, being reduced to a minor role like the rest of his teammates in the second leg match of the last 16. Playing his first game at Chelsea since his last kick for the Blues won a penalty shootout with Bayern Munich in the final two years ago, Drogba received a warm welcome from the home fans. But Eto’o quickly stole the spotlight, opening the scoring from a tight angle in the fourth minute. Cahill doubled the lead from close range in the 42nd. In the night’s other match, Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Schalke 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to reach the quarterfinals with a 9-2 rout on aggregate. Drogba looked a shadow of his former self and did not have a single clear-cut chance. But both his manager Roberto Mancini and his former coach Jose Mourinho jumped to his defense.

“It was not his fault, it was very difficult for him because we did not play tonight,” Mancini said. Mourinho said his former protege was not helped by his teammates after they failed to produce attacking football. “We were very solid and very confident, we controlled the game,” Mourinho said. “If you’re a striker and your team doesn’t attack, you feel a lonely man.” All eyes were on Drogba as he entered the pitch to start his warm-up at a nearly empty stadium. The Ivory Coast forward did not change his usual routine, touching the grass and crossing himself before joining his teammates. After being lured from Marseille by Mourinho, Drogba scored 157 goals in 341 appearances for the London club

between 2004-12 and was voted the greatest player in the club’s history. As teams entered the pitch before kickoff, Drogba pointed a finger towards the Chelsea kop where a banner reading “Drogba Legend” had been unfurled. He then ran to the touchline to give a handshake and a kiss to Mourinho. Though the spotlight was on Drogba, Eto’o soon gave Chelsea a perfect start to the game. Eden Hazard linked up well with Oscar to release the ball for the Cameroon striker, who fired past goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. Wesley Sneijder struggled to build any attacks from midfield for the visitors, while Eto’o created further danger from the right flank before his attempted cut-back was blocked by defend-

ers. Drogba then tried his luck from the edge of the box but his acrobatic volley ended well over the bar in a moment that summed up his return to his former club. Toying with defenders with his usual frenzied pace and dribbles, Hazard produced another stellar performance for Chelsea. The Belgium playmaker was behind nearly all his side’s attacks and his relentless efforts made it a tiring night for the Galatasaray defense. Chelsea and Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

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Chelsea’s Gary Cahill celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between

Roma’s Strootman has leg surgery, out of World Cup Associated Press Writer

ROME — Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has undergone surgery on his left knee and will not be available for the Netherlands at the World Cup. Roma says the operation carried out in Amsterdam on Tuesday “was a complete success.” The knee reconstruction followed injuries to Strootman’s anterior cruciate ligament, and medial and lateral meniscus this month in a loss to Napoli. Roma says Strootman will stay in Amsterdam to rehabilitate. The left-footed midfielder has captained the Netherlands, and is widely considered as the team’s next full-time skipper. He has also been instrumental for Roma in attaining its secondplace standing in the Serie A. AP Photo/Peter Dejong

In this Nov. 19, 2013 image Netherlands’ Kevin Strootman lines up prior to the international friendly soccer match between Netherlands and Colombia at ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona centerback Marc Bartra has signed a contract extension that ties him to the Spanish champions until 2017. The 23-year-old Bartra has played sparingly this season — making 21 appearances — but will be needed going forward with veteran defender Carles Puyol set to leave the club at the end of the season. Barcelona says the deal includes a buy-out clause of 25 million euros ($34.8 million). Barcelona is third in the Spanish league, trailing leader Real Madrid by four points.

Tijuana downs LA Galaxy 4-2 to reach CL semis Associated Press Writer

TIJUANA, Mexico — Ecuador striker Jaime Ayovi scored twice in the first ten minutes to lead Tijuana to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals with a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Tuesday. Ayovi scored in the 2nd and 9th minutes as Tijuana claimed a 4-3 aggregate win over the two legs of the quarterfinals. Argentine striker Dario Benedetto added a goal in the 26th minute and Richard Ruiz lengthened the lead in the 80th for Tijuana. Robbie Keane scored off an Omar Gonzalez pass in the 46th minute and found the net again in 84th for the Galaxy. Tijuana, playing for the first time in the region’s top club tournament, will play either Sporting Kansas City or Mexico City-based Cruz Azul in the semifinals. The Mexicans started strong and took the lead when Argentine Christian Pellerano’s shot inside the box was deflected by goalkeeper Jaime Penedo and the rebound fell to Ayovi, who scored from two meters (yards). Ayovi got his second goal off a long cross from Pellerano and dribbled the ball past Penedo before finishing finished with a soft touch. Tijuana*s third goal came when Benedetto stole the ball from Brazilian defender Leonardo Da Silva a n d scored with a powerful shot to the right post of the goalkeeper Penedo. The Galaxy drew one back when Landon Donovan sent a cross inside the box to Gonzalez, who headed the ball to Keane for the goal. Ruiz made it 3-1 with a powerful strike inside the box, but Keane scored again to keep the Galaxy in touch. The Galaxy pushed for a third goal that would have been enough to advance on aggregate, but the Tijuana defense held on for the win.

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Real’s Alvaro Morata, left, scores past Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Faehrmann during a Champions League round of 16, second leg, soccer match between Real Madrid and Schalke 04 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Tuesday March 18, 2014.

Real Madrid completes rout of Schalke with 3-1 win Associated Press Writer

MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals as Real Madrid completed its Champions League last 16 thrashing of Schalke with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday. Madrid breezed into the quarterfinals after winning 9-2 on aggregate following its 6-1 first-leg victory in Germany. The Spanish leader’s progress was never in doubt as coach Carlo Ancelotti rotated his squad, with Gareth Bale forced off the bench early when Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez injured his right knee two minutes in at the Santiago Bernabeu. Bale played a key role in the victory, feeding Ronaldo for the 21st-minute opener before Schalke defender Tim Hoogland equalized from a shot deflected beyond Iker Casillas. Ronaldo

scored his 13th goal of the competition with an individual effort before Alvaro Morata struck Madrid’s third from Bale’s pass in the 75th. The victory extended Madrid’s unbeaten run to 31 games in all competitions ahead of Sunday’s Spanish league showdown with Barcelona. Also Tuesday, Chelsea beat Galatasaray 2-0 to reach the quarterfinals with a 3-1 aggregate victory, keeping alive the possibility of Madrid coming up against former coach Jose Mourinho. “I think all of the best teams have won their series, although there can be some surprises,” Ancelotti said, with the quarterfinals draw coming on Friday. “Whoever we draw, it’s going to be difficult.” Jese exited after Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac barged into the back of the Madrid winger, leaving him on the

turf in visible pain. Ancelotti said Jese had ruptured his cruciate ligament, leaving him unlikely to return this season. Bale swiftly added to the attack as Morata threaded a ball onto his run into the area and the Welshman picked out the inrushing Ronaldo to beat Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann. Madrid’s intensity soon slackened, and the visitors took advantage of the dip in the 31st as Julian Drexler started a break that eventually finished with Hoogland’s shot from outside the area deflecting off Sergio Ramos’ foot around goalie Iker Casillas. “The team reacted well, the performance was good,” Schalke coach Jens Keller said through a translator. “But the minute Real Madrid has an opportunity, they can convert it into goal.”


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DENPASAR - Denpasar Traditional Market is a center of town’s economics which is located in Gajah Mada Street, that is main road and become a shopping centre of Bali. This traditional market is apposite to the village temple that is one of three biggest temples in Denpasar. It is initially does not as big as like now because have changed experiences and modification which is adapting to the requirement and town growth. This market cannot be discharged from the existence of an existing market in the cross Badung’s river that is called Kumbasari Market because the local society will feel incompletely go for shopping if they are not come to Kumbasari Market, especially for the Balinese who want to buy the ceremony items. Denpasar Market is a market selling the costume and clothing items with the prices are relative cheaper than clothing items sold at the shops in Gajah Mada Street which are most owned by citizen of Chinese clan. Kumbasari Market is previously called by Peken Payuk (pot market), it sell the items from gerabah /jar like pot, pengedangan, cubek (plate from land), paso (pail from land), caratan (water jug from land), jeding (barrel from land), penyantokan (mixer from land), coblong (cup from land), kekeb (rice cover) and others. All of these items are the kitchenware and also the items for ceremony. Since this market most popular as a place to sell payuk/ pot, hence Kumbasari Market in the past referred as Peken Payuk or pot market. But now it sell the material or art items for tourist therefore it is one of tourist destinations in Denpasar Town. Denpasar Market is opened on 24 April 1984 by Bali ‘s Governor, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra. Then after experiencing of the fire accident, it has been repaired in year 2000 at that moment Bali ‘s Governor is Mr. Dewa Made Berata. This market owns the broadness about 14.544 M² and broadly park 9064 M² which is built in four floors.

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KEY BISCAYNE, Florida — Serena Williams will certainly be in a comfort zone when she opens the defense of her Sony Open title this week. Williams is a six-time winner of the Florida event, collecting more trophies than at any other tournament. That surpasses the five titles won at three of four Grand Slam events — the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. What’s more, the tournament is held not far from where the topranked player has lived since she was a preteen. While she also spends many weeks training in Paris, nearby Palm Beach County remains close to her heart. “I’ve been waiting on this and it feels good to be back here,” Williams said Tuesday. “It is home. It feels home.” Williams opens on Thursday against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan, who beat 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-4, 6-2 in the first round on Tuesday. “I love my fans and love the opportunity to be able to play for them,” Williams said of the South Florida crowds. She’s entering her fourth tournament of the year after winning the Brisbane title in January against Victoria Azarenka. However, a bad back has taken its toll. She lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open to Ana Ivanovic, and in Dubai lost in the semifinals to 23rd-ranked Alize Cornet. Williams had insisted the back was better, but she clearly had trouble reaching up for her serve against the Frenchwoman. “The back is good,” she said, smiling. “It’s much better. It’s really good, actually. I’ve been doing tons of treatment to make sure it stays loose, so I don’t have any problems.” The 32-year-old Williams, a winner of 58 career titles, is considered the best of her generation, if not of all time. Serena Williams smiles as she speaks during an interview, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Key Biscayne, Fla. Williams is looking for a seventh Key Biscayne title in the Sony Open tennis tournament, which begins this week.

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LeBron’s 43 lead Heat over Cavaliers Associated Press Writer

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 43 points — 25 in a bewildering first-quarter shooting display — and Chris Bosh added 21 to lead the Miami Heat to a 100-96 win Tuesday over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who played their first game without injured All-Star guard Kyrie Irving. James added two crucial blocks and made six free throws in the final two minutes and Bosh added a key rejection to lead the Heat to just their third win in eight games. Miami’s Dwyane Wade sat out resting his knees, but the Heat’s two other megastars put away the Cavs. Jarrett Jack scored 22 and Dion Waiters added 17 and 11 assists for Cleveland, which was also without forward Luol Deng (sprained ankle). Atlanta’s Jeff Teague equaled his career best with 34 points and Paul Millsap had the first triple-double of his career as the Hawks extended their longest winning streak of the season to five in a row with a 118113 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors. Millsap had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Hawks, who have bounced back after losing 14 of 15 to strengthen

their hold on the final playoff spot in the East. The Hawks overcame an early 13-point deficit in a game that went back and forth in the final quarter. At Sacramento, California, Isaiah Thomas had his first career triple double with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to help the Kings beat the Washington Wizards 117-111 in overtime. DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay each added 24 points for the Kings. Bradley Beal had 19 points and Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Wizards. Drew Gooden scored 18 points and John Wall had 14 before fouling out in

overtime. In other games, the Portland Trail Blazers edged the Milwaukee Bucks 120-115 Wesley Matthews had 26 points, including a key 3-pointer in overtime, while Stephen Curry had 23 points and five assists to lead Golden State Warriors over the Orlando Magic 103-89.

Miami Heat’s LeBron James (6) jumps to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Cleveland.

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Several poor farmers commit suicide in India Associated Press Writer

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People wave Russian flags as they gather at a square to watch a televised address by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Federation Council, in Sevastopol, Crimea, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Ukraine officials plan Crimea trip to halt tension

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SEVASTOPOL, Crimea — Senior Ukrainian officials planned to travel to Crimea on Wednesday in a bid to avert an escalation in hostilities, a day after two men were killed at a military facility in a gunbattle between Ukrainian troops and a militia loyal to the local government. The prime minister in Crimea, which was nominally incorporated into Russia on Tuesday, said Ukraine’s deputy prime minister and defense minister would be turned back, however. “They are not welcome in Crimea,” Sergei Aksyonov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency. “They will not be allowed to enter in Crimea. They will be sent back.” Ukraine’s military is heavily outnumbered in Crimea, with tens of thousands of Russian-led forces patrolling the peninsula. In a further sign of that, Crimea militias stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking it over without resistance. An Associated Press photographer said several hundred militiamen took down the gate and made their way onto the base. They then raised the Russian flag on the square by the headquarters. The unarmed militia waited for an hour on the square before the move to storm the headquarters. Following the arrival of the commander of the Russian Black Sea fleet, the Crimeans took over the building. The AP photographer was able to enter the headquarters and saw the militia roaming around while the Ukrainian servicemen were pack-

ing up and leaving. On Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to incorporate Crimea into Russia following a referendum Sunday in which residents of the region overwhelmingly backed the move. Jubilant crowds in Moscow and other cities across Russia hailed the annexation, while Ukraine’s new government called Putin a threat to the “civilized world and international security,” and the U.S. and the European Union threatened tougher sanctions against Moscow. On Monday, Washington and Brussels targeted Russian and Crimean officials with visa bans and asset freezes. Russian news agencies on Wednesday cited Constitutional Court chairman Valery Zorkin as saying the treaty signed by Putin has been ruled valid, thus formally clearing another hurdle for Moscow to annex Crimea. The treaty now only requires ratification by the Russian parliament. A Ukrainian serviceman and a member of a

militia were killed by gunfire in the incident in Crimea on Tuesday. It is unclear whether the militiaman was a Ukrainian citizen. Although Moscow has insistently denied it has not deployed its own troops in Crimea, people in the peninsula have reported seeing a large number of military vehicles with Russian plates. Thousands of troops under apparent Russian command took over Crimea two weeks before Sunday’s hastily called referendum, seizing Ukrainian military bases, blockading others and pressuring Ukrainian soldiers to surrender their arms and leave. Putin insisted Russia’s military presence in Crimea was limited to those stationed under the terms of a treaty with Ukraine that allows Russia to have up to 25,000 troops at its Black Sea fleet base. Ukraine claims that Russia deployed further forces, however, and expressly went against its request for troops to remain confined within their barracks.

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INDONESIA Australian minister concedes ‘no breakthrough’ with Jakarta

NEW DELHI — At least seven debt-ridden farmers have killed themselves after freak hailstorms and heavy unseasonal rains destroyed crops across much of a western state, a government official said Wednesday. Maharashtra government spokesman Satish Lalit said authorities have confirmed seven farmer suicides since Feb. 24. But Kishor Tiwari, president of pro-farmer group Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti, put the toll much higher, at 32. The rain and hailstorms in the past month destroyed paddy rice, wheat, cotton and onion crops in 28 of the 35 districts in Maharashtra. The lost crops were worth millions of dollars. Mumbai, India’s main financial center, is the capital of Maharashtra state. Agriculture is the main livelihood for more than 60 percent of India’s 1.2 billion people, and they are heavily dependent on the weather. Tiwari said most of the farmers killed themselves by drinking pesticides or setting themselves on fire. Prithiviraj Chavan, the state’s top elected official, appealed to farmers not to resort to this extreme step and promised financial support to them. The federal government has been asked to provide 50 billion rupees ($800 million) in relief toward the damages caused by the freak weather, Chavan said. More than 100,000 farmers commit suicide in India every year while under insurmountable debts.

JAKARTA - Australia’s defence minister conceded Wednesday during a visit to Jakarta there was still no “breakthrough” in improving relations with Indonesia which have been damaged by a row over spying. Ties between Jakarta and Canberra have sunk to their lowest point for years following allegations that Australian spies tried to tap the phones of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his inner circle. The spying claims, which emerged

in news reports in November, prompted Indonesia to recall its ambassador and halt cooperation on people-smuggling and with Australia’s military. During a visit to Jakarta for an annual defence conference, Defence Minister David Johnston insisted the

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measure. Western powers criticized Russia’s veto over the referendum, which will ask the Crimeans if they would want to rejoin Russia. Meanwhile, early in March 2014, the Indonesian foreign affairs ministry issued a statement expressing deep concern over the worsening situation in Ukraine, which had escalated from what had initially been an internal political instability within the country to an international crisis, which threatens not only the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, but also risks raising tensions in the relations between the affected countries. Minister Marty M. Natalegawa pointed out that Indonesia reaffirmed its principle and its consistent position on respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states as a fundamental principle of relations among nations. “Indonesia calls upon all concerned parties to exercise utmost restraint, manage the crisis, promote the peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine, and to consistently uphold respect for international law,” he explained. Indonesia called upon the United Nations Security Council, including the permanent members of the Security Council, to shoulder its responsibility in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations in maintaining international peace and security in responding to the crisis in Ukraine, including exercising the possibility of dispatching a special envoy of the UN Secretary General to the affected region.

Palestinians threaten to resume UN campaign

RAMALLAH, West Bank — A senior Palestinian official says the Palestinians will resume their campaign for international recognition at the United Nations if Israel calls off a planned release of Palestinian prisoners. Israel pledged to release 104 long-serving prisoners in four stages under a U.S.-brokered deal to relaunch peace talks with the Palestinians last July. The fourth and final group is to be released by March 29. Israel’s chief negotiator said Tuesday that Israel is not obligated to free the prisoners, and said the decision to do so would depend on progress in peace talks. Israel is seeking a Palestinian pledge to extend talks beyond a current April deadline. Palestinian official Nabil Shaath said the Palestinians said if the prisoner release is called off, the Palestinians will “immediately” turn to the U.N.

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A Palestinian hurls a stone at Israeli troops during a protest in Jalazoun refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

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Indonesia should be cautious over Crimea issue

JAKARTA - The Indonesian government should be cautious while taking a stance over the conflict in Crimea, Guspiabri Sumowigeno, the director of Center for Indonesian National Policy Studies (CINAPS) stated. “We should see this issue as more than just a rivalry between two big nations. I suggest that the government takes a balanced stance and accommodates the views of both the parties,” he stated on Wednesday. He pointed out that Indonesia has not taken any stance regarding the referendum in Ukraine’s Crimea, majority of whose population wanted to join Russia. The current outgoing government should not leave the Crimea issue to the next government, he commented. Russia intervened in the Crimean peninsula after the fall of Ukraine’s pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych on 22 February. The national parliament in Kiev ruled the referendum unconstitutional, and earlier on Saturday, voted in favor of disbanding the regional assembly. At the United Nations, 13 members of the Security Council backed a resolution that called for all nations to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and condemned the referendum as illegal. Russia has vetoed a draft UN resolution criticizing Sunday’s secession referendum in Ukraine’s Crimea region - the only Security Council member to vote against the

relationship remained “very close, very friendly”. “The senior leadership on both sides has a very close working relationship,” said Johnston, who was due to hold talks with his Indonesian counterpart Purnomo Yusgiantoro

later in the day. However he conceded that the relationship with Jakarta was at a “go-slow”, adding: “I don’t think we are in a breakthrough situation.” Indonesia has demanded that Australia agree on a code of conduct before ties can return to normal, and officials are in the process of trying to hammer one out. Jakarta has also been angered by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s policies on stemming the flow

of asylum-seekers. Canberra has established a military-led operation to stop the boatpeople arriving, a flashpoint political issue in Australia, which sees the navy turning boats back to Indonesia when it is safe to do so. Jakarta has halted cooperation with Canberra on the issue, but Johnston insisted: “People-smuggling is a serious problem in our region and Australia is really keen to work with Indonesia.”

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Jakarta International Defense Dialog (JIDD) is expected to help boost regional security stability through discussions among participating delegations.

JIDD helps boost regional security stability Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro stated that the Jakarta International Defense Dialog (JIDD) is expected to help boost regional security stability through discussions among participating delegations. “The informal discussions during JIDD help create conducive atmosphere to make security and defense development initiatives as well as to boost stability,” the minister remarked during the opening of the Fourth JIDD at the Jakarta Convention Center, here on Wednesday. The forum will also discuss the growing trends in the defense sector in Asia and the Pacific as well as outside the region, he added. He explained that a maritime col-

laboration among Asian and Pacific nations as well as regional institutions is needed to address maritime problems. “JIDD is a medium to increase the relations among nations through trust building particularly among the respective countries’ defense forces,” he added. Being held from March 19 to 20, JIDD 2014 was officially opened by Indonesian Vice President Boediono. Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao delivered a key speech in the opening ceremony. The theme of the JIDD 2014 is “Building Maritime Collaboration for Security and Stability,” Chairman of the JIDD Steering Committee Retired Vice Marshal Eris Herry-

anto informed the press recently. The dialog will consist of five sessions respectively on: Exploring the Indo-Pacific; Managing Contested Waters; Coping with NonTraditional Threats; Modernizing and Stabilizing Military Forces; and Strengthening Legal and Diplomatic Cooperation at Sea. Coinciding with JIDD 2014, the Asia Pacific Security and Defense Expo (APSDEX) is also being organized with the aim to promote and establish cooperation on defense and security industries. The theme of APSDEX 2014 is “Driving Indonesian Industries and Partnership in Support of Regional Maritime Collaborations”. JIDD 2014 has participation from delegations across 47 countries.


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Japan trade deficit expands to $7.9 billion in February Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - Japan’s trade deficit expanded 3.5 percent year-on-year to $7.9 billion in February, inflated by post-Fukushima energy bills and a jump in electronics parts imports, government data showed on Wednesday. Japan incurred a deficit of 800.3 billion yen last month, registering a shortfall for the 20th straight month, the longest spell in more than three decades, the finance ministry said. The median forecast by economists was for a smaller deficit of 595 billion yen, according to a poll by the leading Nikkei business daily. In February, exports rose 9.8 percent to 5.8 trillion yen on shipments abroad of refined fuels as well as automobiles and plastics. Imports grew 9.0 percent to 6.6 trillion yen, largely on higher purchases of liquefied natural gas and electronics parts. Energy imports surged after the 2011 Fukushima crisis forced the

shutdown of Japan’s nuclear reactors, which once supplied a third of the nation’s power. A sharp decline in the yen, which is good for exporters’ profitability, has also forced up the cost of importing pricey fossil-fuels to plug the country’s energy gap. AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

Container ships are moored at the pier of a container terminal in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Japan’s trade deficit expanded 3.5 percent year-onyear to $7.9 billion in February, inflated by post-Fukushima energy bills and a jump in electronics parts imports, government data showed on Wednesday.

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Majority ceramic products exported to Singapore Antara

DENPASAR - The Indonesian tourist resort province of Bali exported about 61.92 percent of its ceramic products worth US$1.47 million to Singapore in 2013. Bali’s ceramic products in various designs and produced by skilled local handicraft-men are able to win overseas markets. This boosted Bali’s foreign exchange income. The ceramic-based cottage products were also exported to the United States (10.81 percent), Australia (4.22 percent), Britain (1.95 percent) and Hong Kong (0.48 percent). Besides, some 1.09 percent were also exported to Italy, 3.10 percent to Spain, 0.88 percent to France and 13.10 percent to other countries. The ceramic product exports in 2013 increased 40.1 percent from 354,190 pieces in 2012 to 475,484 pieces in 2013. Meanwhile number of tourist arrivals in the resort island also expected to increase the export value. In January 2014 tourists arrival to Bali jump 20.06 percent to 279,671 from 232,935 in the same

period last year. Tourism observer Dewa Nyoman Putra said recently nearly 95 percent of tourists traveling to Bali had stated their wish to visit the world-renowned tourist resort again some time in the future. Meanwhile, 5 percent of them visited Bali for businesses and social activities, among others, he said. More than 3.27 million tourists visited Bali last year, outstripping its target of attracting 3.1 million foreign tourists. According to the provincial Tourism Agency, the number of tourist arrivals in Bali last year represented a 13.37 percent increase from 2,892,019 a year earlier.

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The Indonesian tourist resort province of Bali exported about 61.92 percent of its ceramic products worth US$1.47 million to Singapore in 2013.

Nawa Gempang ritual to invoke universal safety Bali Post

China, New Zealand begin direct currency trading Associated Press

WELLINGTON — China on Wednesday allowed its currency to be directly traded with the New Zealand dollar in another step toward allowing greater international use of the yuan. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced the start of trading during a trip to China. Previously, a company that needed to trade New Zealand dollars for Chinese yuan in China had to use a third currency, typically the U.S. dollar. New Zealand allows open trading of its currency. China has strict capital controls which allow it to control the value of the yuan, an important economic and political tool in a developing

country where tens of millions of jobs are tied to exporting. China’s government is gradually expanding opportunities for the yuan to be used outside its borders for trade and investment. It has previously allowed only five currencies to be directly traded with the yuan: the U.S. dollar, the Japanese yen, the Australian dollar, the Russian ruble and the Malaysian ringgit. China is New Zealand’s largest export market. New Zealand in 2008 became the first developed nation to sign a free trade agreement with China. Key said the move will make it easier for New Zealanders to do business in China and will stimulate trade and investment.

GIANYAR - Various natural phenomena have occurred causing disasters in Gianyar County. Coinciding with the auspicious day of Kajeng Kliwon, it was held the Tawur Nawa Gempang ritual for the first time. The procession taking place in the Pusering Jagat Temple at Pejeng was officiated over by Ida Pedanda Wayahan Bun from Griya Sanur Pejeng and Ida Pedanda Buda Jelantik from Griya Taman Sukawati. The offerings used belonged to mid-level on the basis of manca sata, mepenangkab, chicken, white duck and white goat. It was executed at 11:00 a.m. and attended by the Regent AA Gde Agung Bharata and Deputy Regent Made Mahayastra, representatives of provincial government, county/ municipality across Bali and customary villagers of Pejeng. Ritual chief, Ida Pedanda Wayahan Bun from Griya Sanur Pejeng, Tampaksiring, conveyed the ritual of pelebah jagat posed an anticipative effort to invoke safety in response to various natural phenomena happened recently.

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang exchange Chinese Yuan and New Zealand Dollar banknotes during an announcement ceremony at the Great Hall of People Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Beijing China.

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Coinciding with the auspicious day of Kajeng Kliwon, it was held the Tawur Nawa Gempang ritual for the first time.

The procession referred to the content of palm-leaf manuscripts known as Rogha Sanghara Bhumi, Lebur Sangsa and Ceciren Gumi Manut Catur Yuga. The ceremony was to invoke safety which should be routinely performed so that the universe always got protection from God Almighty. Selection of the Pusering Jagat Temple was based on consideration that it denoted the center of Bali or the universe, so it was expected the earth or the universe was kept away from any dangers or disasters. In addition, the Pusering Jagat Temple at Pejeng was one of the sad kahyangan temples in Bali. It was based on historical and archaeological heritages which were currently stored in the Pusering Jagat Temple. Meanwhile, the ritual committee also doubling as the Assistant I of Regional Secretary of Gianyar, Cokorda Rai Widiarsa P., said the ritual was meant to invoke the safety of the world (universe) and avoid calamities or disasters. As had been known, from the end of 2013 until early 2014, a variety of disasters occurred in Gianyar such as fallen trees, landslides, floods and other social calamities. “Hopefully, with the implementation of this ritual, we all can be avoided from any disasters,” he said. (kmb16)


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AMLAPURA - A Dutch citizen, with initials MB, 60, remained under the process of the court and was sentenced to probation in Amlapura District Court, last week and has not been decided. However, on Tuesday morning (Mar 18), MB was reported to Headquarters of Karangasem Police by his wife, Ni Made Adi Astrini, 41. This housewife reported her husband to police because of domestic violence. Spokesperson of Karangasem Police, Nyoman Arya Tatar, with permission from the Chief of Karangasem Police I Gede Adhi Mulyawarman, said in Karangasem last Tuesday that the officers had received the report of the plaintiff around 03:00 p.m. The report of Astrini was still being explored by police. The victim said she lived at

Gelumpang hamlet, Karangasem, with her husband. The victim said the persecution incident was experienced around 8 o’clock on Monday night. At that time, the victim asked her husband MB whether his son Ivan already had dinner. MB replied that his son did not want to eat as he was not fine. Feeling insecure, the victim asked her son directly. When

questioned by her mother and told to eat by the plaintiff Astrini, Ivan answered ‘yes.’ However, the victim said if her son looked afraid. Feeling the victim, his wife, did not believe it, the culprit was apparently angry and emotional. He persecuted the victim by throwing the food at her face. The victim also admitted to have been hit on the head with his bare left hands, kicked and punched at left ribs. Additionally, the victim was also pushed by her husband into the room. Due to the persecution of her husband, said the victim, she got pain on the left rib. The victim did not accept to have been persecuted, so she reported

her husband to Headquarters of Karangasem Police. Spokesperson of Karangasem Police, Arya Tatar, said that based on information of the victim witnesses, the persecution undergone by the victim was alleged to have been caused by misunderstanding between the couple of the local and Dutch traveler. Meanwhile, the defendant MB was actually still under the process of trial in the Amlapura District Court. This tall white guy, that based on information was a retired Dutch naval officer, was ensnared by the prosecutor of the Amlapura Attorney Putu Eka Sabana with the charges of eight-month imprisonment with

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one year probation. Spokesperson of the Amlapura District Court, I Gede Adi Ganda Wijaya, said last Tuesday that responded to the charges of the prosecutor, the defendant who was only accompanied by an interpreter and without legal counsel would deliver his plea on March 25. He was charged under Article 81 (1) of Law No.23/2002 on Child Protection. Previously, the defendant MB persecuted a gardener, a boy who was still a minor from local neighborhood. The victim was persecuted because he was alleged to have stolen the bread and drinking water in the kitchen of the defendant. (013)

ANKARA, Turkey — A gunman on Wednesday stormed a branch of Turkey’s statistics agency, took colleagues hostage before opening fire and killing six of them. He then turned the gun on himself and died, officials and reports said. Eyup Tepe, the governor for Kars where the attack took place, said the shooting was not political or terrorismrelated. He said the gunman, identified as 33-year old Veysi Erim, was employed as a sociologist at the agency and was receiving treatment for psy-

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chological problems. “It is believed that Erim who was suffering from psychological problems and was receiving treatment, carried out the attack during a state of hysteria,” a statement from Tepe’s office said. The statistical agency, TUIK, said Erim was an employee, denying earlier media reports that had said the man had recently been dismissed. Tepe said the dead included the agency’s manager and five employees. One other employee was injured in the attack. The private Dogan news agency said there were some 40 employees at the agency at the time of the attack.

Turkish lawyers hold loaves of bread and newspapers with a photo of Gulsum Elvan, the mother of Berkin Elvan, a Turkish teenager who has died but who was in a coma since being hit on the head by a tear gas canister fired by police during last summer’s anti-government protests, during a protest in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

Thai radar might have tracked Malaysian missing plane Associated Press Writer

The police held press confrence regarding the arresting of the drug taffickers in Tabanan

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Tabanan Police arrest three drug traffickers

TABANAN - Three young drug traffickers were arrested by Tabanan Police Narcotics Investigator. All the three men were Victor Tanone alias Victor, 35, with the address at Tegal Kepuh hamlet, Kaba-Kaba village, Kediri, Jefri Baun alias To’o, 32, with the address at UntalUntal hamlet, Dalung Kaja village, North Kuta, Badung, and Moch Danny Herlambang, 23, with the address on Jalan Subur Mirah Hati, Monang Maning, Denpasar. The three traffickers were arrested on Sunday (Mar 16) at different locations. Two suspects,

Victor and To’o, were arrested in front of a beauty salon at Padang Carik hamlet, Nyambu Kediri, around 12:00 a.m. Meanwhile, the suspect Moch Danny Herlambang was arrested at roadside in front of a motor service at Tegal Kepuh, Kaba-Kaba, Kediri. Deputy Chief of Tabanan Police, Dewa Made Adnyana, said on Tuesday (Mar 18) the reveal of the case was based on information from society that drug transactions often occurred in the area committed by Victor. As response, the officers followed up the information by making an investigation. When arriving at the scene, the officers saw

Jefri passing through the location and stopped at the scene. Since his gestures were suspicious, the officers immediately approached. “Seeing the arrival of the officers, Jefri shocked and discarded a black small bundle onto the terrace of the beauty salon. When asked about the item, the culprit replied if it was crystal meth. Witnessed by a number of witnesses, the package was opened and it was true that the plastic clip contains crystal clear item,” he said. In the examination, Jefri said the illicit goods he carried were belonging to Victor and he was just ordered to deliver to someone in

front of the beauty salon. “Based on the information, our officers then managed to secure another culprit namely Victor. After making a development, both culprits described that they obtained the crystal meth from Danny Herlambang,” he said. Not long after getting the information from the two culprits, police officers also managed to secure Danny at roadside right in front of a motor service at Kaba-Kaba village, Kediri, around 10:00 p.m. From the results of the search, the officers found a plastic clip attached at the right waist in red panties. Having been checked, it was found

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to contain crystal meth and seized as evidence. Aside from one package of crystal meth in a plastic clip and 1 package of crystal meth wrapped in black plastic, police officers also secured the evidence of two units of mobile phones and 1 unit of motorcycle. “At this time, the suspect and the evidence are secured for further process. They were charged under article 112 paragraph (1) of the Law No. 35/2009 on narcotics with a maximum penalty of 12 years imprisonment and fines of up to IDR 8 billion rupiahs,” said Dewa Made Adnyana. (kmb28)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Ten days after a Malaysian jetliner disappeared, Thailand’s military said Tuesday it saw radar blips that might have been from the missing plane but didn’t report it “because we did not pay attention to it.” Search crews from 26 countries, including Thailand, are looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished early March 8 with 239 people aboard en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Frustration is growing among relatives of those on the plane at the lack of progress in the search. Aircraft and ships are scouring two giant arcs of territory amounting to the size of Australia — half of it in the remote waters of the southern Indian Ocean. Cmdr. William Marks, a spokesman for the U.S. 7th Fleet, said finding the plane was like trying to locate a few people somewhere between New York and California. Early in the search, Malaysian officials said they suspected the plane backtracked toward the Strait of Malacca, just west of Malaysia. But it took a week for them to confirm Malaysian military radar data suggesting that route. Military officials in neighboring Thailand said Tuesday their own radar showed an unidentified plane, possibly Flight 370, flying toward the strait beginning minutes after the Malaysian jet’s transponder signal was lost. Air force spokesman Air Vice Marshal Montol Suchookorn said

the Thai military doesn’t know whether the plane it detected was Flight 370. Thailand’s failure to quickly share possible information about the plane may not substantially change what Malaysian officials now know, but it raises questions about the degree to which some countries are sharing their defense data. At a minimum, safety experts said, the radar data could have saved time and effort that was initially spent searching the South China Sea, many miles from the Indian Ocean. “It’s tough to tell, but that is a material fact that I think would have mattered,” said John Goglia, a former member of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. “It’s just bizarre they didn’t come forward before,” Scott Hamilton, managing director of aviation consultancy Leeham Co., said of Thai authorities. “It may be too late to help the search ... but

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A Malaysian Muslim woman pauses, during an event for the missing Malaysia Airline, MH370 at a shopping mall, in Petaling Jaya, on the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

maybe them and the Malaysian military should do joint military exercises in incompetence.”

Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12:40 a.m. March 8 and its transponder, which allows air

traffic controllers to identify and track it, ceased communicating at 1:20 a.m.


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DENPASAR - The impact of oil contamination in the mangrove forests of Benoa was triggered by the leaking oil pipeline owned by PT Indonesia Power. As a result of the incident, dozens of mangrove trees died. Not only that, the oil spill also led to environmental contamination. Therefore, PT Indonesia Power was requested to replace the dead mangroves.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has signed off on a long-delayed study looking at marijuana as a treatment for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, a development that drug researchers are hailing as a major shift in U.S. policy. The Department of Health and Human Services’ decision surprised marijuana advocates who have struggled for decades to secure federal approval for research into the drug’s medical uses. The proposal from the University of Arizona was long ago cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, but researchers had been unable to purchase marijuana from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The agency’s Mississippi research farm is the only federallysanctioned source of the drug. In a letter last week, HHS cleared the purchase of medical marijuana by the studies’ chief financial backer, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, which supports medical research and legalization of marijuana and other drugs. “MAPS has been working for over 22 years to start marijuana drug development research, and this is the first time we’ve been granted permission to purchase marijuana from NIDA,” the Boston-based group said in a statement. The federal government has never before approved medical research involving smoked or vaporized marijuana, according to

MAPS. A spokesman for the group said organizers have called off a protest over the stalled study that was planned for later this year. While more than 1 million Americans take medical marijuana — usually for chronic pain — rigorous medical research into the drug’s effects has been limited, in part due to federal restrictions. Marijuana remains a Schedule I substance under the federal government’s Controlled Substance Act. That means the drug is considered a high-risk for abuse with no accepted medical applications. In the past NIDA has focused its research on the risks of drug abuse and addiction, turning away researchers interested in studying the potential benefits of illegal substances. Even with the latest green light from the Health and Human Services department, MAPS and the University of Arizona Professor Suzanne Sisley must still get approval from the

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This photo taken Jan. 28, 2014, Coast Guard officer William Pless communicates on the radio while steering the 45 foot Coast Guard vessel through a dense fog during a patrol off the San Diego coast in San Diego. Drug Enforcement Administration, though they expect that clearance to come more quickly. Sisley’s study will measure the effects of five different potencies of smoked or vaporized marijuana in treating symptoms of PTSD in 50 veterans.

The Veterans Administration estimates between 11 and 20 percent of soldiers who served in the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars have PTSD, which can cause anxiety, flashbacks, depression and sleep deprivation. About 7.7 million

American adults are estimated to have the disorder. Physicians have long speculated that marijuana could be used to calm parts of the brain linked to overstimulation and anxiety, though little formal research has been conducted.

San Diego Zoo’s new baby gorilla has pneumonia

The Head of Denpasar Environment Agency (BLH), AA Bagus Sudharsana, when met in the Mayor’s office, Tuesday (Mar 18) said his party had requested PT Indonesia Power to perform replacement. Moreover, the Indonesia Power had signed the agreement related to the handling of oil contamination in the area owned by the PT Pelindo Benoa. “We‘ve reminded that the oil contamination has an impact on the death of mangroves at Benoa,” said Bagus Sudharsana. He said that in addition to replacing the dead mangroves, his party had also asked the Indonesia Power to clean up the remaining oil spills on the land. It could be done by dredging the soil containing oil liquid. However, the uncontaminated soil should be left because it was difficult to find the replacement of similar soil. “Formerly, it has been asked to be buried with backfill, but we did not allow it because the soil type should be the same. If it will be buried with shards of concrete materials, the land damage can be worse,” he said. On the other hand, a former legislator of Denpasar House, IB Ketut Kiana, assessed the incidence was a severe environmental contamination. As proof, the mangrove trees of dozens of years old had died due to oil contamination. “It has been categorized into environmental contamination and must be dealt with immediately and the Indonesia Power must be responsible,” said Kiana. Previously, the Head of Ngurah Rai Grand Forest Park (Tahura), Mochtar Irwan Abdullah, confirmed that dozens of mangrove trees in the Benoa Harbor area were contaminated by oil sewage. According to him, such condition had occurred from January 25, 2014 due to leakage of the oil pipeline owned by PT Indonesia Power. The contaminated area reached approximately 0.75 hectare. However, the severe contamination causing the yellowing of the mangrove leaves was only about 0.25 hectare. (kmb12)

Organic dragon fruit potential to be export Bali Post

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This photo provided by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park shows the animal care staff tending to a one-day-old baby girl gorilla who was born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park after an emergency c-section procedure Wednesday March, 12, 2014.

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SAN DIEGO — A baby gorilla delivered by a rare emergency cesarean section last week at the San Diego Zoo has pneumonia and is under constant veterinary care. Veterinarian Nadine Lamberski worked with the baby all weekend. She said Monday that the gorilla probably contracted the pneumonia during Friday’s birth, when a surgical team also had to fix a collapsed lung. The mother gorilla, an 18year-old named Imani, had never given birth. The zoo says the C-section, rare for a gorilla, was performed because she was in distress after going into labor. The medical team included vets and two doctors who usually work on humans: a neonatal specialist and an anesthesiologist.

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The impact of oil contamination in the mangrove forests of Benoa was triggered by the leaking oil pipeline owned by PT Indonesia Power. As a result of the incident, dozens of mangrove trees died.

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To preserve the existence of subak and health, the organic commodities should be encouraged in Bali. For instance, at the moment has been cultivated an organic dragon fruit in the area of Buyan, Buleleng. Apart from having export quality, the dragon fruit does not depend of any season.

DENPASAR - To preserve the existence of subak and health, the organic commodities should be encouraged in Bali. For instance, at the moment has been cultivated an organic dragon fruit in the area of Buyan, Buleleng. Apart from having export quality, the dragon fruit does not depend of any season. “If it is cultivated on dry land, the organic substance must be good. Currently, the organic substances are still lacking so it must be boosted,” said Chairman of the Bali Organic Association (BOA), Dr. Ni Luh Kartini. Kartini added that Buleleng region was very nice for the development of agriculture. In the past, Buleleng was known as coffee producer, one of which was the Banyuatis region westward. Even, in once harvest people could reap 500 tons of coffee. “Now, many farmers have left the farming system. In the past, they got up at 5 o’clock in the morn-

ing, but now remain at bed up to 8 o’clock so there is no time. Moreover, it also has something to do with lifestyle and other issues,” she added. According to Kartini, her party was currently developing organic crops in the region of Buleleng and got a good response from the public. But after the harvest, they were difficult to market their products. “They have not got the market and processing. On that account, the development of organic commodities faces many obstacles,” said Kartini. She hoped the government could support the organic farming, like the dragon fruit plantation at Buyan area, Buleleng. It should be developed until it could penetrate the export market because the organic dragon fruit had owned an export quality. “Currently, the product is only intended to meet the consumption in Bali. At Buyan, there has been dragon fruit plantation covering an area of tens of hectares. Additionally, the dragon tree

does not depend on particular season or can grow all the year round,” said the lecturer at the Faculty of Agriculture, Udayana University. The development of organic farming should be improved in Bali because imported staples such as rice contained hazardous substances to the body. Therefore, Balinese people were expected to eat the native organic products to Bali. “When purchasing the imported products or purchasing the one outside Bali, we do not know how the process works. If it is produced in Bali, it is clear where the subak is and the Tri Hita Karana concept in use,” she said. She was also concerned because Bali lacked of rice to meet the needs of the community. It would not be going to happen when the land conversion could be controlled. “When the rice is not enough, it can be diversified with cassava, purple yam, sweet potatoes, yam and others,” said Kartini. (rah)


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The Nyepi situation in Palaktiying Village, Bangli

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Residents of Palaktiying hold customary Nyepi

so far his party remained to record the number of ogoh-ogoh coming from each village. Since the incoming data from subdistricts were incomplete, the data summary could not be implemented. “At the latest, seven days before the event, the number of ogoh-ogoh around Gianyar should have been recorded. Even, on March 20, we will recapitalize the final amount with the subdistrict heads while discussing the preparation, mapping and monitoring the vulnerable points,” he explained. Meanwhile, Secretary of Gianyar customary village, Dewa Nyoman Agung, ensured the urban areas under the territory of Gianyar town customary village would not hold the ogoh-ogoh parade. It referred to the result of village meeting with a number of considerations. Among them, it was intended to keep the region conduciveness in a series of the general election 2014. Similarly, it was also caused by the use of catus pata or central intersection for pecaruan tawur agung kesanga by Gianyar government. Two days before the celebration, the central intersection of Gianyar town had been filled with the activities of preparing the platform for the procession of tawur agung kesanga in Gianyar County, he explained. (kmb16)

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from generation to generation by the residents. Its implementation is marked by ngusaba tegen ritual held on the day before in the Dalem Pingit Temple of local village. Implementation of the customary Nyepi at Palaktiying is held once a year precisely on the ninth month of Balinese calendar or March, precisely ahead of Nyepi Day or before the turn of the Çaka Year. Such customary Nyepi was also intended as a moment for residents to make introspection in order to become a better human being. (ina)

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tiying was somewhat more stringent than the Nyepi Day in general. Local people were very abstinent to receive guests. Those who dare violate must be prepared to be imposed with customary sanction that prevails at Palaktiying. “If any residents violate the rules, they will be imposed with sanctions. Its implementation is the same as the Nyepi Day in general,” said Nengah Sukerta Widana, one of the local pecalang officers. The tradition of customary Nyepi has been passed down

The ogoh-ogoh parade in Gianyar last year

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BANGLI - Palaktiying hamlet, Landih village, Bangli, just implemented the customary Nyepi (Day of Silence) on Tuesday (Mar 18). All the activities in offices and stalls at local village were closed for the whole day. Implementation of the customary Nyepi specifically applied to the area and residents at Palaktiying hamlet was guarded by a number of customary guard officers or pecalang. Just as the implementation of Nyepi based on Caka New Year in general, residents at Palaktiying also carried out catur brata penyepian or four abstinences. In each door, residents put up no-entry sign. The entire activities of office and stalls at local village were also closed from the morning. All activities of residents during the Nyepi only took place inside the home by doing prayers and other positive activities. Interestingly, the celebration of customary Nyepi at Palak-

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Gianyar not to held “ogoh-ogoh” parade GIANYAR - Although there will be a general election, the activity of ogoh-ogoh (papier mâché demon) parade in Gianyar County stays vibrant. A number of customary villages in Gianyar County continue to implement the activities and even some will organize a festival. Although the data on the number ogoh-ogoh are still uncertain in the office of the nation unity, politics and community protection (Kesbangpollinmas) and it remains two weeks to go, it can be ascertained that there will be no ogohogoh activities in Gianyar. Based on data collected from a number of other agencies, such as the Gianyar Police and the 1616 Military District Command of Gianyar, the number of ogoh-ogoh was recorded differently according to their security priorities. From the data received until Tuesday (Mar 18), the number of ogoh-ogoh in Gianyar Police with the security priority totally amounted to 646 pieces scattered throughout Gianyar County. Meanwhile, the data owned by the 1616 Gianyar Military District Command recorded 251 pieces. The Head of Gianyar office of the nation unity, politics and community protection, I Ketut Arthawa, said that

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15 Mar Purnama Sasih Kesanga Pura Nataran Sasih Pejeng Gianyar Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung lebah Batur Kintamani 17 Mar Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan 22 Mar Tumpek Landep Pura Mutering Jagat Dalem Sidakarya

Denpasar Pura Agung Pasek Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuning Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling Singapadu Gianyar Pura Bhujangga Jembrana Pura Dalem pingit Tegalalang Pura Penataran Pande Pandean Mengwi Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran AGung Tulikup Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pura Batur Arya Tabanan 23 Mar Radite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar 26 Mar Buda Cemeng Ukir Pura Pajenengan Kawitan Arya Gelgel Kelungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Pura Pasek Bendesa Legian Kuta Badung Pura Gde Gunung Agung Munggu Badung Pura Puseh Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Krobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Mengwi Badung 28 Mar Melasti Pakiyisan Ke Segara Pura Pasek Gelgel Kukuh Marga 30 Mar Tilem Kesanga Tawur Agung 31 Mar Hari Raya Nyepi 1 May Buda Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan 2 May Bhatara Sri Ida Ratu Geng Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Besakih Ida Ratu Raja Puraus Besakih Merajan Saloding Besakih 6 May Anggara Kasih Juluwangi Pura Thirta Harum Tegal Wangi Bangli Pura Baratan Baturiti Pura Batu Klotok Klungkung

Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Ibu Wanagiri Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Manik Bingin Dukuh Sidemen 7 May Pura Penataran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Pande Bangli Pura Puncak Sari Sangeh Abian Semal Pura Puseh Penegil Dharma Kubu Tambahan Bangli Pura Dalem Maya Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Linggih Betara Kayu Selem Penataran Agung Besakih 13 May Purnama Sasih Jiyestha Pura Dwija Warsa Malang Pura Pucak Tinggah Angsri Baturiti Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Jati Luwih Penebel Pura Kawitan Batur Pande Tonja Tonja Denpasar Pura Penataran Agung Sidemen Karangasem Pura Maospahit Grenceng Denpasar 15 May Sugihan Jawa Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Peninjoan Tembuku Bangli Pura Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Besakih 16 May Sugihan Bali Dan Kajeng Kliwon 18 May Penyekeban 19 May Penyajaan Galungan 20 May Penampahan Galungan 21 May Hari Raya Galungan Pura Wakika Kupang NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung Jakarta Timur

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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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Jagger pays tribute to companion, Stones halt tour Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Mick Jagger paid poignant tribute to his late companion, designer L’Wren Scott, on Tuesday, calling her his “lover and best friend” and saying he was struggling to understand why she might have taken her own life.

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Jagger posted the message on his Facebook page as the Rolling Stones canceled their sevendate tour of Australia and New Zealand, “14 on Fire,” in the wake of Scott’s death. The noted fashion designer was found dead Monday in her Manhattan apartment, an apparent suicide. A report Tuesday in the New York Times shed possible light on Scott’s state of mind in recent days. Former Times fashion writer Cathy Horyn, a friend of Scott’s, wrote in an essay posted on the paper’s website that the designer had been planning to announce on Wednesday that she was closing her business, apparently due to financial troubles. Horyn wrote that she had learned of that development after Scott’s death — and did not say from whom. On Facebook, Jagger wrote: “I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.” He added: “I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. “I

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will never forget her.” Jagger was believed to be on his way to New York after hearing the news in Australia. The band issued a statement expressing regret that the tour was being postponed. Meanwhile, details emerged in Britain about the financial troubles that Scott’s eponymous label had been experiencing. Last month the designer canceled her London Fashion Week show, citing production delays. Accounts filed by Scott’s LS Fashion Ltd. in London show the company had liabilities that exceeded assets by 4.24 million euros ($5.9 million) as of Dec. 31, 2012.

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FILE - This Feb. 26, 2014 file photo shows Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones performing during their concert at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.

Charlie Brown, Snoopy back in 3-D ‘Peanuts’ movie

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LOS ANGELES — Good ol’ Charlie Brown and Snoopy are going 3-D. 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios say “Peanuts” will hit theaters Nov. 6, 2015. It’s the first full-length computer-animated film based on the Charles Schulz comic strip that ran from 1950 to 2000. Charlie Brown and Snoopy have updated looks in a trailer unveiled Tuesday. The teaser shows the beloved pair up to their old tricks, as Snoopy tries to steal the spotlight and Charlie Brown mutters his famous line “Good grief.” The trailer doesn’t reveal whether the rest of the Peanuts crew will also be in the film. But it seems likely that the comic strip’s favorite siblings — sweet Linus and sassy Lucy — will also be in 3-D on the big screen.

Tourists learning to surf at Kuta Beach, Bali Island. Readers of Russia’s Conde Nast Traveler magazine have selected Bali as the most beautiful island in the world.

Bali names as world’s most beautiful island

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LONDON - Readers of Russia’s Conde Nast Traveler magazine have selected Bali as the most beautiful island in the world. FILE - In this file image originally provided by United Feature Syndicate Inc. VIA ABC TV, Charlie Brown and Linus appear in a scene from “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” a television special based on the “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles M. Schulz.

Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Djauhari Oratmangun received the magazine’s Readers’ Choice award for Bali as the most beau-

tiful island recently, Lailal K Y, a spokesman of the Indonesian embassy in Moscow, noted in a statement.

Bali defeated Phuket (Thailand), Maldives, Mauritius and Greece in the contest organized by the travel magazine. Ambassador Oratmangun expressed his gratitude to the Russian people for selecting Bali as the most beautiful island in the world and every stakeholder, both in Indonesia and Russia, who promoted Bali as

a tourist destination so far. He pointed out that the embassy in Moscow has been intensifying the promotion of Bali among the Russian people. The award has proven that Bali has so far managed to offer “Sea, Sand, Smile, Service, Scenery, plus Satisfaction” to tourists visiting the island, he explained.

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The travel magazine also selected Mulia Bali Hotel as a nominee for the best hotel for families; however, it did not emerge victorious. In its summer edition 2013, the magazine had published a 14page feature on the visit of Maria Sharapova to Yogyakarta, yet another Indonesian famous tourist destination.

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