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Entertainment 3 Arrested Outside Taylor Swift’s Beach House

Jay Leno set for top US comedy honor Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON - The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will honor retired “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno with its Mark Twain humor prize at a gala in Washington on October 19, it said Wednesday. Leno, 64, who stepped down from the long-running NBC show in February after a remarkable 22-year run, will become the first late-night American talk show host to receive the coveted prize. “What an honor! I’m a big fan of Mark Twain’s. In fact, ‘A Tale of Two

Cities’ is one of my favorite books!,” quipped Leno in a Kennedy Center statement, referring to the Charles Dickens classic. Past recipients include Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin and Whoopi Goldberg.

RHODE ISLAND - Police in Rhode Island say they arrested three people outside Taylor Swift’s beachfront home after they accosted security guards at the singer’s property. Authorities say the three Connecticut residents were charged with misdemeanor breach of peace after they threw beer bottles and shouted expletives at the guards Sunday outside Swift’s house in the Watch Hill section of Westerly. Swift wasn’t at the home at the time. The Westerly Sun reports that police arrested 29-year-old Michael Horrigan of North Stonington, Connecticut, his 28-year-old roommate Tristan Kading and 26-year-old Emily Kading of Stonington, Connecticut. They were released on promises to appear in court. It’s not clear if they have lawyers. Phone listings for the three couldn’t be found Wednesday. Police have made two trespassing arrests on Swift’s property in the past year.

Legong Lanang Jaya Pangus amazed audiences

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Bali’s economy predicted to slow down in 2014

Tourists passed by a hotel project at Kuta, Badung Regency. Bank Indonesia predicted that the economic growth of Bali would slow down this year compared to that of previous years. This happened due to the slowdown of indicator of investment and development sector having the potential to restrain the rate of growth throughout 2014.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony finalize divorce Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A judge has finalized Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s divorce nearly three years after the singers separated. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge finalized the couple’s breakup Monday, awarding the former couple joint legal custody of their twin children. The pair agreed that Lopez will have their son and daughter most of time, with Anthony caring for them for seven days a month. The singers also agreed that no child or spousal support was necessary. The judgment was first reported Wednesday by celebrity website TMZ. Anthony filed for divorce in April 2012, but the pair separated in July 2011. Anthony’s latest Spanish album “3.0” has been a hit. He announced earlier this year that he’s working an English-language pop album. Lopez released her latest album “A.K.A.” this week.

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DENPASAR - Bank Indonesia predicted that the economic growth of Bali would slow down this year compared to that of previous years. This happened due to the slowdown of indicator of investment and development sector having the potential to restrain the rate of growth throughout 2014.

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In this May 23, 2011 file photo, Jennifer Lopez, right, and Marc Anthony are seen before a Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony for entertainment producer Simon Fuller in Los Angeles.

“Based on the observation until this June, we estimate the economic growth of Bali will slow down for a whole year,” said the Representative Head of Bank Indonesia for Region III Bali-Nusra, Benny Siswanto. He said the slowdown economic growth of Bali was inseparable from the investment that had not indicated an improvement after the booming in the previous year. Similarly, this condition would also cause a slowdown in the construction sector in 2014. “Some risk factors such as the slowdown of investment indicators and construction sector, including the growth of cement consumption,

have the potential to restrain the growth rate this year,” he said. According to him, based on recent development, the trend on the slowing down in construction loans also caused the construction of housing units by developers to reduce for the whole of 2014. Even, until April, the overall credit growth remained to show a slowing trend. “We estimate the remaining strong growth in consumption will encourage an increase in inter-regional imports. The growth of foreign imports still shows an increasing trend. Definitely it potentially restrains the rate of growth,” he

explained. Nevertheless, Benny Siswanto expected the strong consumption and tourist arrivals in 2014 would be able to withstand the slowdown in economic growth this year. “For the second quarter, we estimate the economic growth will slightly increase in the range of 5.2 to 5.8 percent,” he said. It was supported by the optimism of some results of the survey carried out by Representative Office of Bank Indonesia for Region III Bali-Nusa such as the business activities that showed an increase, the increase in agricultural production as well as the sector of hotel and restaurant tax. The economic growth of Bali in the first quarter reached 5.43 percent, decreasing from 5.49 percent in the previous year. “Though growing slowly, the economy of Bali in the first quarter remains higher than the national growth reaching 5.21 percent,” he said. (kmb27)


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Mutilation case could affect image of Bali Bali Post

The police officers are inspecting the mutilation crime scene Chief of Klungkung Police, Ni Wayan Sri Yudatni Wirawati, added that forensic team was working hard to uncover the identity of the victim at Sanglah Hospital. As information received from Dudut, a forensic expert of Sanglah Hospital, 80 percent of the mutilation victims were female. In terms of the victim’s tooth structure, it did not indicate any filing as found in Balinese adult men in general. In addition, the results of examination also showed if the victim was estimated to be 20 years to 40 years old. Unfortunately, the full identities had not been known. “No residents reported on missing relatives,” the county police chief said.

Her party asserted that every effort had been made to speed up the investigation process, includes still browsing the other body pieces that had not been discovered. Police also examined a number of witnesses from the local people and seized a number of CCTVs from a number of tourist accommodation located not far from the scene. Crime scene consecrated

In the meantime, local people around the scene took the initiative to conduct ngulapin or purificatory ceremony. The resident who first found the pieces of victim’s body, Kadek Sutrisna, when met on

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Wednesday admitted to be restless and afraid. “All day I could not eat and do not dare to sleep,” he said. On that account, his mother Nyoman Tarini, 50, did the ceremony. Residents in the vicinity were also afraid. By evening, residents had shut their shop-stall and chose to stay at home. Meanwhile, since the area was considered spiritually impure, the headman of Gembalan, Wayan Sudiana, said that his party would soon conduct a pecaruan ceremony. His party would hold a meeting with village apparatus before implementing it because according to customary bylaw (awig-awig) the pecaruan ceremony should be carried out by the culprit. (kmb31)

Coffee plants can be cultivated at Pancasari and Buyan Bali Post

SINGARAJA - Coffee plants at Pancasari and Buyan village actually have the advantage to be developed further. The Head of Buleleng Agriculture and Livestock Agency, Nyoman Swatantra, said on Wednesday (Jun 18) the coffees plant had two functions namely keeping water or (hydrological func-

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CANGGU - What do you get when you combine talent, dedication, generosity, twenty five school children and a live band? A great night of musical theatre! Crowds have excitedly streamed into the The Canggu Club’s new look gym, minus their running shoes, to enjoy sell out performances of The Centre Stage production of Grease - The Broadway Musical! The recently renovated gymnasium, usually a symphony of whirring treadmills and clanging weights, was pumping out a different tune and boasting a completely new look on Friday June 6th and Saturday 7th as it was cleverly transformed into a Broadway theatre. Sell out crowds for all four performances watched on in awe as a cast of twenty five school children from ages nine to fourteen showcased incredible talent that had many members of the audience singing along with a smile. Under the artful tutelage of Centre Stage’s Melanie Jones with invaluable assistance from Caroline Farrell, Patricia Bos and Jodie Brittain, auditions for the stage production took place way back in November and rehearsals began in

SEMARAPURA - The murder case by mutilating the victim’s body received serious attention from the Bali Police. Deputy Chief of Bali Police, Gusti Ngurah Rahardja, came down in person on Wednesday (Jun18) to the crime scene to perform crime scene analysis at moor of Gembalan hamlet, Selat village, Klungkung, and two other crime scenes at Pesaban village, Rendang, Karangasem. Deputy Chief confirmed that his party formed a special team to handle the case so that police could soon reveal it. work hard to uncover the case. “This includes an extraordinary case because its sadism rate is very high,” he said. Deputy Chief of Bali Police worried if the sadistic case tarnished the image of Bali. With such level of sadism, where the victim’s body was skinned and cut into pieces, of course the case drew the attention of international community because the case occurred in Bali, known as a tourist destination of the world. He hoped the case would not further tarnish the image of Bali. “A security guard in Bali wound by snake has already got the attention for weeks, let alone this mutilation case. Hopefully, it will not (tarnish the image of Bali),” said Deputy Chief when alluded to the impact of this case to the security and tourism in Bali. Meanwhile, to search for the other body parts, a special team had immediately moved back around the scene where the victim’s head, waist, chest and leg bones were found.

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Bali Police form a special team

Prior to the scene, Deputy Chief gathered the ranks of Criminal Detective Unit from Klungkung, Bangli and Karangasem Police in Nusa Penida Building of Klungkung Police. A total of 89 police officers were in the room. After giving a briefing, Deputy Chief immediately formed a special team consisting of the investigators of Klungkung, Bangli, and Karangasem Police as well as backed up by Bali Police Criminal Detective. The team was divided into three, namely the administration of investigation team, the investigator team and the examiner team led directly by Chief of Klungkung Police, Ni Wayan Sri Yudatni Wirawati, assisted by Chief of Sub-directorate III General Criminal of Bali Police Mars Dianto. Formation of the team aimed to accelerate the disclosure regarding the identity of the culprit, victim and motive behind the most sadistic behavior in Bali. His party did not set any target for the team. He explained the special team would

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tion) and binding water as well as producing coffee. However, responding to the situation in the market price of coffee tending to go down, a lot of people switched professions and replaced their coffee plants with other commodities like vegetables and the like. “There must be an action to rekindle people to plant coffee because it can also prevent erosion and destruction to the en-

vironment around the Pancasari and Buyan village,” he said. Swatantra explained that most farmers switched to horticulture by planting vegetables and flowers as a commodity that could be sold quickly in the market. As a future projection, one of the appropriate commodities to be cultivated at Pancasari and Buyan village was coffee plant. “When farmers want to maintain

and develop the coffee plants properly, including wearing seeds and fertilizer, it would be able to revive the economy of farmers,” he explained. The Buleleng Agriculture and Livestock Agency was ready to make collaboration with the Buleleng Forestry and Plantation Agency to protect the environment and improve local economy through coffee cultivation. The

pattern of planting should be made into agricultural diversification. “We will deliver this intention to Forestry and Plantation Agency because the conversion of commodity from coffee to flowers will affect the sustainability of the area. We from Livestock Agency do not suggest farmers to plant flowers, but it is their (farmers—Ed) own choice,” said Swatantra. (kmb34)

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earnest in February. The cast and their teachers devoted exhausting hours to learning songs, perfecting dance moves and sourcing props and costumes. Well known songs were performed to music from a live band hidden in the “wings”. A detail many of the audience were unaware of until the final credits. The cast of ‘Grease’ had the audience glued to the stage as performers sang and danced their way convincingly through the two act show. After the final curtain, Ms Jones announced, “like all singing, dancing and acting showcases, it takes a committed community to bring together a cast of 25 and Grease was no exception.” She attributed special mention to media sponsors, assistance from hair

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and make professionals and especially to The Canggu Club for supplying the venue, assisting with staging, converting the gym into a theatre and ultimately providing the opportunity for the production to become a reality. In addition to the major sponsors of the event, Ms Jones also took time to thank the host of

Calendar Event for June 1 through July 12, 2014 1 Jun Pura Sakenan Serangan Denpasar Pura Dalem Pahuman Bhujangga Penatih Denpasar Timur Pura Alas Harum Batur Kintamani Pura Alas Angker Munduk Kintamani Pura Dalem Kawitan Empuaji Klungkung 4 Jun Buda Cemeng Langkir Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang Canggi Batuan Pura Luhur Batur Pucangan Buahan Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Dalem bangun Sakti Tamiang Kapal Dalem Bias Muntig Ped Nusa penida 8 Jun Pura Agung Petilan Pengerebongan kesiman Denpasar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kesiut Kangin Kerambitan Tabanan 10 Jun Anggarkasih Medangsia Pura Pesimpangan Gerya Sakti Yogaloka Lampung Selatan Pura Luhur Uluwatu Pura Bukit Pecatu Kuta badung Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud Pura Andakasa Karangasem Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung Pura Kawitan Arya Gelgel klungkung Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi Pura Suralaya Banda klungkung Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang Bangli Pura Pasek Gaduh Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Pusering Jagat Tampaksiring

Gianyar Pura Gerya Sakti Tulikup Gianyar Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud Pura Segara Ketewel Sukawati Pura Mertha Sari Mas Ubud 11 Jun Pura Gede Purancak Jembrana Pura Dalem Dauma Batuan Sukawati Pura Nataran Kacang Dawa Klungkung Pura Bhatara Gede Apol Ubung Denpasar Pura Puseh Brahmana Klungkung Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan Pura Dalem Sukahet Klungkung Pura Dalem MuasPahit Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman Dukuh Tegallalang Pura Desa Sanding Tampak Siring gianyar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Batan Buah Kesiman Pura Sahab Nusa penida Pura Dalem Cemara Serangan Denpasar 12 Jun Purnama Sasih Sadha Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Amertha Sari Rempoa Jakarta Selatan Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra Gianyar 15 Jun Kajeng Kliwon uwudan Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi 25 Jun Buda Kliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Padangbai Karangasem Pura Aer jeruk Sukawati Gianyar Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel Gianyar Pura Pasek Bendesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng

Pura Puseh Bebandem Karangasem Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Naga Sari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Batur Sari Ubud 27 Jun Tilem Sasih Sadha Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati 30 Jun Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan Pura Pasek Gelgel Kekeran Delod Yeh Mengwi 5 Jul Tumpek krulut Pura Pasek gelgel Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan Klungkung Pura Pedarman Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Penebel Tabanan Pura Benua Tarukan Besakih 9 Jul Buda Cemeng Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Kalah Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura Dalem Petitenget Kuta Badung Pura Dalem Pulasari Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kapisah Denpasar Selatan Pura Paibon Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pura Panti Penyarikan Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Pasar Agung Kediri Tabanan Pura Puaya Batuan Sukawati 11 Jul Hari Bhatara Sri 12 Jul Purnama Sasih Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati

parents and friends who gave up their time to help and provide their expertise. Despite the exhausting rehearsal schedule and gruelling set and costume changes, it was clear that the talented students involved in the show relished the experience of being a part of musical theatre in Bali.

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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Smithsonian honors Ralph Lauren for fashion, flag Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Ralph Lauren’s love for the American flag and American style earned him high honors Tuesday from the Smithsonian Institution, celebrating his five decades in fashion. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton helped present the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal to the designer at the National Museum of American History following a naturalization ceremony for 15 new U.S. citizens. The award also marks the 200th anniversary of the actual flag that inspired the national anthem. Clinton noted that Lauren, 74, is the son of immigrants from Belarus who grew up in the Bronx, New York. “Now surely Ralph and his family ... could not have imagined, or maybe they could have when they landed in the Bronx, that their lives would be the embodiment of the American dream,” Clinton said. “In particular, Ralph, the youngest, would become synonymous with American aspiration and style.” Clinton wore a pantsuit to Tuesday’s event that was Lauren’s firstever custom-designed outfit for her, including a cobalt-blue structured silk jacket. Clinton and Lauren first joined forces in 1998, when she was first lady, to raise money for the Smithsonian to preserve the original “Star-Spangled Banner” flag that inspired the national anthem, along with other historic artifacts, through

Clinton’s Save America’s Treasures program. Lauren donated $10 million to help restore the flag and another $3 million to support the historic preservation program. “Ralph responded to the call. He didn’t have to,” Clinton said. “But he understood because it was deep within him that part of being an American is giving back.” Lauren is known for designs that have defined American fashion and for his patriotic uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes. He got his start selling ties from a drawer at the Empire State Building. Now Ralph Lauren Corp. has 25,000 employees worldwide. The Smithsonian award citation honored Lauren “for his embodiment of the American experience through fashion, design and philanthropy.”

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Place Ayodya Stage Ratna Kanda Stage Angsoka Stage Ayodya Stage Wantilan Stage Ksirarnawa Stage

Event Tabuh Gong Gede Taman Penasar Competition Classic Art Performance Drama Gong Exhibition Children’s Shadow Puppet Competition Contemporary Art by Rare Kual

Place Ratna Kanda Stage Ayodya Stage Angsoka Stage Angsoka Stage Ayodya Stage Ratna Kanda Stage Wantilan Stage Ksirarnawa Stage

Event Children’s Gender Puppet Competition Joged Bumbung Exhibition Performance from West Bandung Tampun Juah Group performance Semara Pagulingan Art Music Performances by Pentas Marak Lestari Children’s Shadow Puppet Art Competition Foreign participation by Bonni Simoa

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This Feb. 7, 2014 file photo shows the United States team arrives during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Ralph Lauren’s love for the American flag and American style earned him high honors Tuesday, June 17, from the Smithsonian Institution, celebrating his five decades in fashion.

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A model wears a creation by Burberry Prorsum during London Collections for Men Spring/Summer 2015 at Kensington Gardens, central London, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

LONDON — They say fashion is a kind of make-believe — role-playing, if you will. Luxury fashion designers Burberry and Tom Ford have conjured up completely different images of what makes a stylish man for their new season menswear designs. While Burberry models donned colorful hats and soft flowing scarves, and looked like bookish artists, Ford’s men were cowboys through-andthrough in fitted jeans, boots and biker jackets. The two labels were showing Tuesday for London’s menswear fashion week, which features trendy young designers alongside the British capital’s famed traditional tailoring houses. Burberry — Britain’s most successful fashion label and leader in both men’s and women’s wear — drew a large crowd to its display, staged in a glass marquee in Hyde Park. The outfits came in arty prints and a rainbow of pretty colors, with everything from shades of turquoise and sea green to mustard,

purple and pink. Designer Christopher Bailey said the collection was inspired by antique English book covers and writers: Models carried oversized notebooks under their arms. Bailey said he believed men enjoy fashion just as much as women. “I think a guy shops in a slightly different way to a woman, but I think guys absolutely enjoy the aesthetic of clothes, as well as the whole idea of what fashion is,” he said. Ford looked to Santa Fe and America’s West — where the designer spent his early years — for inspiration. Best known for his sleek men’s suits, he said he was branching out to casual wear with jeans, sporty jackets and sneakers. The result was a collection featuring very little suiting, filled instead with suede and leather fringed jackets, cowboy boots and head-to-toe denim outfits. Ford did not stage a catwalk, choosing rather to host editors in a private show at his London office.

Place Ratna Kanda Stage Ayodya Stage Angsoka Stage Ksirarnawa Stage Ayodya Stage Wantilan Stage Ardha Candra Stage

Event Children’s Gender Puppet Competition Gambuh Dance Performance by Matra Etnika Ngelawang Dance Arja Dance performance Sasak Ajar Wali Art Group performance Children’s Gong Kebyar Exhibition

Legong Lanang Jaya Pangus performed at Bali Art Festival on Thursday, June 19, 2014. The performances of four men in this dance were able to capture audiences’ attention because they dance with graceful moves of Balinese women.

Burberry, Tom Ford show off new menswear in London Associated Press

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Buleleng potential to develop The 36th Bali Art Festival fish leather crafts

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DENPASAR - If Legong dance usually dance by women, Legong Lanang Jaya Pangus that performed during Bali Art Festival on Thursday, June 19, were performed by men. This legong dance was created by Anak Agung Gede Bagus Mandera Erawan. The performances of four men in this dance were able to capture audiences’ attention because they dance with graceful moves of Balinese women.

SINGARAJA - Buleleng with the richness in fishery and marine production starts to grow the potential of business in fish leather handicraft. The Yeh Pasih Group from Banjar Jawa village, Singaraja, starts producing fish leather products. The group has now started processing the fish leather into some kinds of craft products such as wallets, bags and other products. The development of potential in the fish leather crafts has got response from the Buleleng County. The county government held a technical training by bringing in an instructor who was expert in the field from the Ministry of Fishery and Maritime Affairs (KKP), Wednesday (Jun 18). Other than attended by group members, the housewives coalesced into the PKK of Banjar Jawa village were also involved in the training. The training was attended by Chairperson of the PKK Motivator Team of Buleleng, Mrs. Aries Suradnyana, accompanied by the Head of Buleleng Fishery and Maritime Affairs Nyoman Sutrisna. The Yeh Pasih Group Head of Banjar Jawa village, Nyoman Adi Arnaya, said the business was initially producing fish processed into semi-finished product. The product yielded was commonly known as fish leather tannery. Fish leather denoting a waste at Benoa Harbor could be processed with a mixture of specific substance and fillet machine to result in fish leather. After that, the products were sold in semi-finished condition to handicraft industry outside Bali. In the long run, Arnaya was trying to expand his business by processing the semifinished material to produce typical handicrafts of Buleleng. Then, the group with 20 members dominated by housewives could have produced some kinds of crafts such as purses, bags, and other crafts. “At first, I only produced fish leather in semi-finished. Later on, I tried to make a handicraft. In fact, the result was pretty good and some orders began to come,” he said. To support his business, added Arnaya, the availability of raw materials in Buleleng was relatively abundant. It happened because the cultivation of snapper, grouper and other types of fish at Sumberkima, Gondol (Gerokgak) and the surrounding areas produced many fish leather waste that could be processed into handicrafts. With the production capacity of 3,000 pieces of fish leather every month, confidently he could meet the raw material from the cultivation activities in Buleleng. Besides, there would be supply of raw materials from Benoa Harbor. “Other than relying on raw materials from Benoa Harbor, it is also available in Buleleng, especially in Gerokgak area from the cultivation of snapper, grouper and other types of fish. If the waste is thrown away as such, it will harm the environment. But with this business, we can prevent and bring in benefits to the community,” he added. Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Buleleng PKK Motivator Team, Mrs. Aries Suradnyana, accompanied by the Head of Buleleng Fishery and Maritime Affairs Nyoman Sutrisna said the willingness of Yeh Pasih group members from Banjar Jawa village to process fish leather posed a positive measure and needed to be expanded to other areas. This craft business was one of the creative industries benefiting small communities. To that end, Mrs. Aries Suradnyana promised to facilitate the fish leather processing group and provided them with supporting infrastructure. In addition, to improve the quality of their product, local government continuously conducted training by bringing in an instructor who was expert in its field, so that people had the skills to produce handicraft that ended in the increase in the family income. “It is very positive. Hopefully, this can be replicated by other communities and the government will constantly facilitate and enhance the ability of human resources through training as having been done at Banjar Jawa,” she said. (kmb38) Legong Jaya Pangus tells the story of the king Sri Jaya Pangus with queen Kang Ching Wie, who comes from China. After living together for so long they have not been blessed with offspring, until finally with the permission of Kang Cing Wie, King Jaya Pangus decided to do yoga meditation at Mount Batur. Along the way, he meets a beautiful princess named Dewi Danu. Jaya Pangus lied to Dewi Danu and

told her he still single. They were finally married and has a son named Mayadenawa. Kang Ching Wie, after waiting for so long, decided to search her husband in Mount Batur. The three people met and a battle to win back Jaya Pangus was happened. Legong dance performances Pangus Jaya is divided into several rounds, like pepeson, pengawak, pengipuk, pengecet, pesiat and pekaad. (wan)


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The exchange students along with the children of Jodie O’Shea Orphanage are taking picture infront of Monument of Puputan Badung

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cleaning plastic rubbish at Monument of Puputan Badung Five exchange students from International Business Students Network at Udayana University in cooperation with Jodie O’Shea Orphanage organized social activity by cleaning plastic rubbish at the Monument of Puputan Badung, Thursday (June 19). The students who come from Germany are Lena Strobel, Samantha Achmidt, Isabel Vogelsang, Sarah Reisinger and Rinoy Pazhayamkottil. Lena Strobel said that the project had two goals. First, they want to raise awareness for a clean and rubbish-free Bali. The second, they want to raise funding for the kids of the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage. “Before coming to this

object, on Wednesday we had the presentation with the orphanage with the theme ‘Why We Must Keep the Environment Clean’. We want them understand how important to keep the cleanness,” she said.

Together with the kids, she continued, she together with her friends wanted to set an example and showed that it is not good to leave rubbish. “The idea to our project day ‘Let’s Clean the SceneKids for a Greener Bali’ was born

out of the understanding that Bali is one of the most beautiful places in the world. This is why we clean up the rubbish and waste lying around in Denpasar’s beautiful Taman Puputan,” she explained. “All of the kids who participated in this event were divided into five teams. The team that collects most rubbish got a special presents. We are very proud because

they successfully collected many bags of plastic rubbish. I am so happy because the kids of Jodie O’Shea Orphanage can give their contribution in cleaning this environment. I hope the people can see and give donation to support them in cleaning the environment. In addition, I also thank Starbucks for supporting this event,” she added. (IBP/ocha)

culprit should be shot because he did not heed the warning and tried to escape from police,” he said. Meanwhile, the Chief of Denpasar Police Criminal Investigation Unit explained that when being interrogated the culprit admitted to have burglarized 11 rooms of four villas located at Ungasan, South Kuta, respectively Villa Kandara, Villa Cetu, The Bali Ungasan and Alila Villa Uluwatu. “All the villa dwellers are foreigners. The culprit only targeted electronic items, jewelry and money,” said Beny Murjayanto.

Other than villas, Hairi had also burglarized the Udayana University Campus at Bukit Jimbaran and could take away two notebooks and two cellular phones. By and large, prior to taking action this man from Pegayaman Buleleng performed a survey first by riding Honda Vario motorcycle. “When the victim has been asleep, the suspect entered by jumping the wall and then prying the window by means of a screwdriver. Remarkably, during he took action he was never caught by the victims,” said the police officer. (kmb35)

KIEV, Ukraine — The new president of Ukraine promised on Wednesday that government troops would soon stop firing on proRussian armed separatists, offering a chance to end the fighting that has killed hundreds and wracked the industrial east. In another concession to Moscow, Petro Poroshenko replaced his foreign minister, who had outraged Russians by using an obscenity to describe President Vladimir Putin. An end to the two months of fighting and a promised safe exit for rebels would allow Putin to say that Russia has fulfilled its goal of protecting Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine, while Poroshenko can claim victory over the rebellion. The Ukrainian president discussed his plan for a unilateral ceasefire in a phone call with Putin late Tuesday, their offices said, and Poroshenko also spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Russia’s foreign minister cautiously welcomed the move, but voiced concern that it could be a ruse. One key question is whether Moscow is willing and able to persuade the pro-Russia insurgents to accept Poroshenko’s plan. Rebel leaders have remained defiant, but in a sign of behind-the-scenes maneuvering, some of them visited Moscow this week to meet with senior officials and lawmakers. The two sides managed to arrange a brief truce Wednesday evening in the eastern town of Karlivka to allow pro-Russian forces to hand over the bodies of 49 Ukrainian troops who died when the separatists shot down a transport plane bound for the airport in Luhansk last weekend. But after the truck carrying the remains had passed to the Ukrainian side, both sides fell back to their respective positions. A pro-Russian fighter, whose face was covered with a bandanna and identified himself only by his nom-de-guerre, Sova, said the cease-fire was over. “The war will go on until we win,” he said.

DENPASAR - The officers of Denpasar Police shot the culprit of villa burglary named Khoiri alias Hairi, 29, because he was trying to escape while arrested on Jalan Gajah Mada, Singaraja, Sunday (Jun 15). In addition, this man having the address at Pegayaman village, Sukasada, Buleleng, in fact, has burglarized eleven rooms of 4 villas as well as took action at Udayana University, Bukit Jimbaran. Deputy Chief of Denpasar Police, I Nyoman Artana, accompanied by Criminal Detective Unit Chief Beny Murjayanto, said on

Wednesday (Jun 18) the arrest was based on the report on villa burglary taking place from October 27, 2013 to June 3, 2014 in Denpasar Police jurisdiction. “Police have received a report on villa burglary since October, so the members were immediately deployed to conduct an investigation,” he said. The Denpasar Police Criminal Investigation Unit investigating the case managed to sniff out a fence named Hemdi Lele alias Mendik, 44, so he was then arrested, Thursday (May 15). From the hand of the man living on Jalan Glogor Carik, Gang Nuri No. 6 Pemogan Den-

pasar police could secure three cellular phones and three notebooks. “This fence claimed to obtain the cellular phones from Khoiri stolen at Villa Karma,” he explained. From this information, police immediately conducted an investigation to get the characteristics of Khoiri having the address at Pegayaman village, Sukasada, Buleleng. Ultimately, the culprit was arrested on Jalan Gajah Mada Singaraja on Sunday at 11:00 a.m., but the culprit tried to run away. Since the officers did not want to lose their prey, police then shot Hairi on right leg. “The

Former journalist Letizia Ortiz becomes Spain’s first commoner queen Reuters

MADRID - A divorced former journalist, Letizia Ortiz, became Spain’s first commoner queen on Thursday when her husband, Felipe VI, was sworn in as king. With a background contrasting deeply with the royal privileges of her husband, many see in the 41-year-old former TV anchor the survival of the monarchy because of her down-to-earth middle-class roots.

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Spain’s new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor stand on the stairs leading to the Puerta de los Leones to oversee a military parade in Madrid, June 19, 2014.

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Pro-Russian fighters wave a white flag to start a handover of the bodies of Ukrainian troops killed in a plane shot down near Luhansk, at a check point in the village of Karlivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Felipe, 46, became king after his father, Juan Carlos, abdicated earlier this month following a series of scandals and a period of poor health. Ortiz, daughter of a journalist and a nurse and the granddaughter of a taxi-driver, dated Felipe in secret before their engagement was announced in November 2003. They met at a dinner organised by a journalist friend. Spain’s most conservative factions expressed opposition to the prince’s choice, underlining her lineage as a commoner, or one outside the nobility. But others saw a possible regeneration of the monarchy’s archaic ways for a new era. “I think (their marriage) was a very positive thing,” historian Charles Powell of Real Instituto Elcano told Reuters TV. “What she brings to the marriage is basically that she grounds him.

She makes him aware of everyday issues, everyday problems.” José Antonio Fernández, a 71-year-old pensioner, appeared to agree. “The monarchy seems medieval to me, but if there has to be a queen I would prefer it to be someone who doesn’t have blue blood,” said. Ortiz divorced in 1999 after a year of marriage with her former high-school literature teacher, Alonso Guerrero. Her profile is similar to those of other royal partners elsewhere in Europe, and she has been compared with Kate Middleton, the wife of Britain’s Prince William, who is believed to be one of the reasons for a surge in popularity at the House of Windsor. “The preparation of the future queen is solid ... because before she was queen ... she was a woman with a degree, who comes from the low-

er middle class with parents and grandparents who had to work for a living,” Paloma Barrientos, a reporter who covers the palace in Madrid, told Reuters. Born in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo in 1972, Ortiz worked as a journalist at newspapers La Nueva España and ABC, as well as at news agency EFE before TV channels at Bloomberg, CNN+ and Spain’s state TV company Television Española. She worked in Mexico for Siglo XXI and covered stories such as the 9/11 attacks on New York and the Iraq war. Ortiz made headlines when the couple announced their engagement and she told Felipe in public to shut up. “Let me finish,” she said, smiling, in front of a throng of cameras. Letizia and Felipe have two children Leonor, 8 and Sofia, 7.


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China to start direct yuan trade with British pound Agence France-Presse

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s news conference appears on a television monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The Federal Reserve slashed its 2014 growth forecast for the US economy Wednesday to 2.1-2.3 percent after a deeper-than-expected contraction in the first quarter of the year.

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WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve slashed its 2014 growth forecast for the US economy Wednesday to 2.1-2.3 percent after a deeper-than-expected contraction in the first quarter of the year. But the Federal Open Markets Committee left its forecast for interest rates largely intact, predicting as earlier that an initial increase of the benchmark federal funds rate from the current zero level would take place only next year, and the rate would not rise rapidly after that. The FOMC, as expected, decided to ratchet down its bond-buying stimulus program by another $10 billion, taking it to $35 billion a month from $85 billion in December. The central bank policymakers said economic growth “has rebounded in recent months” from the first-quarter contraction. Household spending and business investment are both rising, they said in their policy

statement. But they also said that unemployment, even with the rate now at 6.3 percent, “remains elevated”, and that the recovery of the housing sector is slow. In March the Fed forecast gross domestic product growth at 2.8-3.0 percent, before the depth of the winter setback, partially due to extremely harsh weather across much of the country, was known. But central bank officials stuck to their prediction for GDP growth of 3.0-3.2 percent in 2015, with inflation holding at around 2.0 percent. They also see the unemployment rate, a key indicator for monetary policy, fall-

ing from the current 6.3 percent to 6.0-6.1 percent by year-end, and 5.4-5.7 percent in 2015, both slightly lower than previously forecast. There was a very slight upward change to the FOMC’s much-watched “dot chart” plotting out where participants in the monetary policy meeting see interest rates going for the next three years. On average they see the fed funds rate hitting 1.125 percent by the end of 2015, compared with the previous forecast of 2.0 percent, and 2.125 percent at the end of 2016. But they pared back slightly their forecast for further increases after that. US stocks, which were trading slightly lower ahead of the FOMC announcement, pushed higher after it. The S&P 500 was up 0.3 percent at 1948.32. The dollar meanwhile was little changed from earlier losses, trading at $1.3570 per one euro.

SHANGHAI - China will start direct trade between its yuan currency and Britain’s pound on Thursday, the country’s foreign exchange trade platform said, in another step in its push to internationalise the unit. Sterling and the Chinese renminbi, the yuan’s other name, will be directly swapped from June 19 without using the US dollar as an intermediary, the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) said in a statement Wednesday. China has long had direct currency trade with the United States, and in recent years has added Japan’s yen, the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian dollars, Russia’s rouble and the Malaysian ringgit to the options. The move will “promote the bilateral trade and investment between China and the United Kingdom” and “facilitate the use of renminbi and pound in the cross-border trade and investment settlement”, said the CFETS statement. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the country’s central bank, called it “an important move for China and Britain to jointly promote further development in their bilateral economic and trade relationship”. The announcement came as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang continued an official visit to London, during which he witnessed the signing of trade deals worth more than £14 billion ($28 billion, 17 billion euros). Britain’s finance minister George Osborne said: “I believe the emergence of the Chinese currency as one of the world’s leading currencies will be the next huge change in global finance. “Quite bluntly, I want the City of London to facilitate that change and to be central to it.” Britain has long been looking to make London the European hub for overseas yuan trading -- in competition with Paris -- and separately the PBoC announced Wednesday that a subsidiary of China Construction Bank, the country’s second largest lender, had been chosen to undertake yuan clearing business in London under its authorisation. China has been actively promoting international use of the yuan and taken measures towards interest rate liberalisation, although full convertibility of the currency remains distant. The PBoC last July scrapped limits on lending rates, and in March doubled to two percent the daily trading band that the yuan can float on either side of a daily midpoint set under the bank’s supervision.

KUTA - The most awaited annual environment festival in Bali, Bali’s Big Eco Weekend (BBEW) is back this year. First commenced in 2008, the event is dedicated to create further awareness to keep Bali’s Beaches Clean through a festive weekend where locals and tourists are given opportunities to roll up their sleeves to help Bali’s most prized resource-its beaches. This year’s BBEW will be held at Padma Beach, Legian on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 and at Uluwatu on Sunday, June 22nd with participations of Miss Earth Indonesia, Nita Sofiani and Miss Eco Tourism Indonesia, Yossico Stephanie, as well as past and present global surfing legends such as Mark Richards, Jake Paterson, Craig Anderson, Matt Hoy, Freddy Patacchia, as well as Sally Fitzgibbon, Kalea Moniz, Rosy Hodge, and Bruna Schmitz. Waste continues to be an alarming issue faced by the Island of the Gods, with non-degradable waste as the by-product of not just of the local environment, but rapidly growing population of Indonesia. The garbage in the area of Seminyak, Legian, and Kuta beaches during the period of December 22, 2013 until January 15, 2014 have reached more than 1,000 tons, and even increases 200 percent every day (source: Badung Sanitation and Gardening Department (DKP), 2014). Last March 2014, the media giant Huffington Post also highlighted this trash situation in an article titled, “Why You Should Take Bali Off Your Bucket List”. Since 2008, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, Quiksilver Indonesia, and Garuda Indonesia have worked hand-in-hand through Bali Beach Clean Up program—where 75 local workers help pick up the waste in five most iconic Bali’s beaches every day

(Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran, and Kedonganan), reaching up to over 24 million kg of waste collected. However, the program collected 373,500 kg in January 2013, while in January 2014 it collected 540,000 kg. The 45% increase is more than enough reason to bring more hands into the program and create a bigger impact. Through BBEW 2014, locals, tourists, and industries are invited to take real action in a Big Beach Clean Up session at 2 pm, while also enjoying fun, beach side activities in Legian’s Padma Beach all day (*rundown attached). The morning will kick off with various sports activities such as Coke Kicks—one day professional soccer training that will be given to local kids surrounding Legian area, Surfing Competition and learn to surf session with the surfing legends, play volleyball with family and friends, and a lifesavers race. The Bali’s bloggers community will hold ‘How To Blog Green’ talk show and competition on stage at 9 AM. If you opt for afternoon stop-by, take part in the opening ceremony at 3 pm where Millane Fernandez, the singer of Coca-Cola’s World Cup 2014 anthem will perform live on stage, and join the exciting 1,000 baby sea turtles release just before the sunset. On the following Sunday, head over to Uluwatu for Quiksilver Uluwatu Surf Challenge for some surf adrenaline. (kmb18)

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Waste continues to be an alarming issue faced by the Island of the Gods, with non-degradable waste as the by-product of not just of the local environment, but rapidly growing population of Indonesia. The garbage in the area of Seminyak, Legian, and Kuta beaches during the period of December 22, 2013 until January 15, 2014 have reached more than 1,000 tons, and even increases 200 percent every day.

Tawan Karang Rights

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Tawan karang or the right to plunder vessels that foundered off the reefs surrounding Bali is one of the legal traditions or customs prevailing in Bali in the ancient time. This law allowed a king or a coastal community to seize the stranded vessels along with its cargo in their territory and make the passengers as slaves or sometimes killed. The right is applicable if there was a vessel stranded on the rocks or the coastal territories, including its passengers and cargo, and only local people who could help or save them. The right aimed at maintaining and protecting the territorial jurisdiction from foreign enemies. It is considered as the local genius and becomes an embryo and the birth of international customary law giving birth to the nationalistic perspective. (kmb)


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FBI Director James Comey, backed by law enforcement personnel, addresses a news conference Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the FBI Minneapolis field office in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

US aims for trial of Benghazi suspect held on ship

BEIJING — China said Thursday it was moving a second oil rig closer to the Vietnamese coast in disputed waters, near where ships from the two countries have been ramming each other in a tense confrontation. The 600-meter (1,970-foot) -long rig was being towed southeast of its current position south of Hainan Island and would be in its new location closer to Vietnam by Friday, the Maritime Safety Administration said in a notice on its website. It asked vessels in the area to give it a wide berth. Both installations will be inside what Vietnam claims as its continental shelf and exclusive economic zone. The shifting of the rig came as officials from both sides said they made no progress in talks Wednesday over the deployment of another Chinese rig on May 1 that sparked the current standoff. Each country accuses the other of violating its territorial rights and instigating ramming of the other’s ships around the rig. The first rig’s deployment also triggered anti-China demonstrations across Vietnam that led to attacks on hundreds of factories believed to employ Chinese workers, five of whom were killed and hundreds more injured. Many of the factories were built and run by investors from Taiwan, which has nothing to do with the current dispute. Both rigs lie south of China’s Hainan province near the Chinesecontrolled Paracel Islands that also are claimed by Vietnam. China’s military expelled Vietnamese troops from two of the islands in the group in 1974, and in 1988 also used force to kick Vietnam out of Johnson South reef in the Spratly Islands to the east. The border between China and Vietnam in the area has never been properly demarcated. China claims virtually all of the South China Sea, rich in natural resources and one of the world’s busiest sea lanes, bringing it into disputes with neighbors that also include the Philippines, a U.S. ally.

Dozens of bodies found in Mexican mass grave

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WASHINGTON — The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to step up efforts on catching others responsible for the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in the attacks.

TRES VALLES, Mexico — At least 28 bodies have been recovered from a mass grave in Veracruz, an eastern Mexican state plagued by attacks on migrants and drug cartel violence, officials said Wednesday. The state government said officials found the grave on a ranch outside the town of Tres Valles. It said investigators were still excavating the grave, but did not release any more details. A local newspaper reported that marines found the bodies after spotting vultures on a dirt road. The area was being guarded by federal and state police forces, while people with missing relatives or friends began arriving at the offices of state authorities in Tres Valles to see if their loved ones were among the victims. Investigators were looking for more bodies on the ranch, which is known as El Diamante. On Monday, authorities found seven bodies in a grave in the nearby town of Cosamaloapan. Authorities said the victims were all members of one family from Tres Valles. The Gulf Coast state of Veracruz has suffered years of fighting between the Zetas drug cartel and its rivals. It is also crossed by tens of thousands of Central Americans migrants heading toward the U.S. each year. Officials have discovered a series of mass graves around Mexico in recent years, several filled with the bodies of migrants slain by the gangs that control profitable migrant-smuggling routes. One of the largest single mass graves found in Mexico in recent years was discovered in 2010 in Tamaulipas state. It contained the bodies of 72 migrants, whom authorities said were slain by members of the Zetas angry that the victims declined to work for the cartel.

U.S. officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala was being held on the USS New York, a Navy amphibious transport dock ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The officials spoke only on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the Libyan’s whereabouts publicly by name. Abu Khattala, who was captured Sunday on the outskirts of Benghazi by U.S. special forces, was headed to the United States to face what President Barack Obama called “the full weight of the American justice system.” The Benghazi attacks, and the Obama administration’s conduct in the aftermath, have long been a source of festering political discord. And some Republicans on Capitol Hill were quick to voice skepticism about

the administration’s plans to try Abu Khattala like a civilian. They urged the administration to get as much intelligence out of him as possible before anyone reads him his rights to remain silent, supplies him with a lawyer and prepares him for trial in a U.S. courtroom. In fact, Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said interrogation of the Libyan already was underway and “we hope to find out some positive things.” Some Republicans said Obama should be sending Abu Khattala to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, instead of U.S. soil, so that he could be interrogated at length. “The president is more focused on his legacy of closing Guantanamo Bay

than preventing future terrorist attacks like what happened in Benghazi,” Sen. Jim Inhofe, a Republican, said. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, countered that Abu Khattala can be brought to justice in U.S. courts “just as we have successfully tried more than 500 terrorism suspects since 9/11.” He said sending the Libyan to Guantanamo would be taking “the easy way out.” National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in an email statement: “We have not added a single person to the GTMO (Guantanamo) population since President Obama took office, and we have had substantial success delivering swift justice to terrorists through our federal court system.”

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INDONESIA Nine missing after second boat sinks off Malaysia

Muslim protesters display posters during a rally supporting the closing of Dolly red-light district in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The government has shut down a red-light district in Indonesia’s second largest town amid protests by pimps and sex workers as well as dependents.

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Government shuts down massive prostitution complex

KUALA LUMPUR - Nine people were missing after an Indonesiabound boat sank off western Malaysia early Thursday, a report said, as authorities searched for 26 passengers unaccounted for after a similar incident a day earlier. The boat, believed bound for the Indonesian island of Sumatra across the busy Malacca Strait, sank off Malaysia’s coast near the district of Sepang, south of the capital Kuala Lumpur, The Star newspaper quoted an official as saying. “Initial investigations revealed that the boat sank at about 3 am (1900 GMT Wednesday) bound for Tanjung Balai (in Sumatra),” Mohamad Hambali Yaakup, an official with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), was quoted as saying. He said 18 people had been rescued. There was no mention of any bodies found. Another boat carrying 97 people sank early Wednesday just up the Malaysian coast from the site of the latest accident. Nine bodies have been recovered from the earlier sinking. Authorities were still looking for 26 people missing from that accident.

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SURABAYA — Officials officially shut a massive prostitution complex in Indonesia’s secondlargest city on Wednesday amid protests by sex workers, who said their livelihoods were being destroyed. The mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini, announced the closure of the “Dolly” prostitution complex in a ceremony at the city’s Islamic Center Building, about a mile (two kilometers) away. A Cabinet minister and the governor of East Java attended the ceremony, where about 100 local figures signed a statement supporting the closure of one of Southeast Asia’s larg-

est red-light districts. About a thousand Muslims rallied at the Islamic Center to express their support. Meanwhile, hundreds of prostitutes and others who said their livelihoods depend on the sex trade blocked streets leading to the Dolly complex in protest of its closure. The government plans to provide $425 to each of about 1,500 sex workers to help them start a new life.

Most of Indonesia’s 246 million people are Muslims. However, prostitution rings operate openly in all major cities despite opposition from Islamic conservatives, some of whom want to replace Indonesia’s secular system with one bound by Islamic law. Rismaharini, the first female mayor of Surabaya, has pledged to close down all brothels in the city.

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In this photo released by Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department, Indonesians rest in Carey Island, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, after being rescued from a boat capsized off Malaysia’s west coast.

Thousands of people flock to Lake Sentani Festival venue Antara

JAYAPURA - Thousands of people mostly hailing from Jayapura and the surrounding areas flocked to the venue of Lake Sentani Festival during its opening ceremony on Thursday. The opening of the seventh Lake Sentani Festival will feature various attractions such as painting on a 100-meter tree bark, Isosolo dance aboard boats, giant clay pot making, and diving while smoking, stated Hana Hikoyabi of the festival’s organizing committee. Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare Agung Laksono, Tourism and Creative Eco-

nomic Minister Mari Elka Pangestu, and diplomats from India and Palestine were expected to attend the festival’s opening ceremony. The Lake Sentani Festival is one of the three impressive festivals in Papua, besides the Baliem Valley Festival held in August, and the Asmat Festival held in October, that together offer the best and most comprehensive presentations of this huge and beguiling island of Papua, according to information on the official Indonesian tourism website www. Indonesia.travel. The seventh Lake Sentani Festival is being held between June 19 and 23, 2014, in the

Jayapura District, Papua. This year, the theme of the festival is “My Culture, My Life.” Numerous artists from 19 sub-districts will offer a wide range of cultural performances, exhibitions, and culinary feasts. This year, the festival will also attempt to break the record in bark painting in the Indonesian Record Book of MURI. “Resounding Sounds of the Tifa” will be performed by 500 Papuan dancers and musicians wearing traditional costumes. Fierce competition will take place in events such as boat racing for men and women and

musical competitions on drums and pipes with songs from various parts of the region. A tour will also be offered to the Islands of Asei and Ajun to witness special local rituals. A multimedia show will be displayed continually to showcase the varied attractions that the region has to offer as well as the preparations for the National Sports Meet, PON 2020, to be held in the province of Papua. Lake Sentani is one of the largest lakes on the island of Papua, Indonesia’s easternmost province, located near the provincial capital city of Jayapura.


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SEMARAPURA - Semarajaya museum was built on the former Meer Uitgebreid Lager Onderwijs (MULO-Dutch Middle School) and former SMPN 1 Klungkung Junior High School located within the complex of Kertha Gosa and main entrance gates (former royal door of Klungkung), precisely on Jalan Untung Surapati, Klungkung. In the Museum are exhibited the items from prehistoric times to the objects used during the Klungkung struggles. The Semarajaya museum was inaugurated by the Minister of the Home Affairs on April 28, 1992. In the museum can be seen the items used as ceremonial paraphernalia by the kings of Klungkung and photo documentation of royal descendants of Klungkung. The museum building has a unique architectural style giving the impression representing the blend of ancient Dutch architectural style and Balinese traditional style. The building was built by Dutch government after the collapse of Klungkung kingdom on April 28, 1908. Precisely, it was built in 1920. IBP/Net

SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili had a simple message for his fellow San Antontio Spurs during an emotional team meeting on Tuesday. Let’s do this again. With six potential free agents headed by Tim Duncan, the message was made clear -the Spurs would like everyone back for a run at a sixth NBA championship. “I’m pretty sure most of the team is going to come back,” Ginobili said. San Antonio met as a group for the first time since beating Miami 104-87 on Sunday to close out the NBA Finals in five games. Coach Gregg Popovich used the meeting to take one last playful dig at his players. “He did show us a couple of clips that we sucked at (in Game 5),” guard Patty Mills said, laughing. All the same, free agency that begins on July 1 could alter the close-knit squad. “Manu spoke to us,” guard Danny Green said. “He had some good things to say. We had a great season. He was really emotional, he’s proud of us. In a short amount of words, (he said) ‘Obviously I had fun, I don’t know if you guys did, but I had a good time. You guys want to do it again?’ Try to put a little bug in their ears. Hopefully they come back.” Duncan has a player option, but his teammates expect him back and the 38-year-old forward did not give any indications otherwise throughout another resurgent season. “It will come to an end, but I don’t think next year,” guard Tony Parker said of the team’s run under the Big Three. “I think everybody’s going to come back.” Parker has a non-guaranteed contract, but San Antonio is highly unlikely to release its All-Star point guard. The future for Mills, Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner and Aron Baynes is less certain. Mills, Diaw and Bonner are unrestricted free agents. “I haven’t sat down with R.C. (Buford, Spurs general manager) and talked about what we want to do, but one would think it’s logical to not make major changes with the group,” Popovich said. “Usually we don’t make major changes anyway, so, I wouldn’t anticipate any.” The Spurs made minor changes following their previous title in 2007. Those under contract include Ginobili, Green, Tiago Splitter, Marco Belinelli and finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, who turns 23 on June 29. Diaw and Mills said they have not had a chance to think about the future other than eagerly awaiting their first victory parade, which takes place late Wednesday. “I had a great time. It’s a great situation,” Diaw said. Mills is expected to receive the most attention after going 5 for 8 on 3-pointers while scoring 17 points in 18 minutes Sunday. The guard also pestered Miami’s Dwyane Wade defensively, especially in the series-clinching victory.

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San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan center, is joined by his daughter Sydney, left, and son Draven, right, during a news conference after Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals against the Miami Heat on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio.

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Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain makes a pit stop before retiring from the the Canadian F1 Grand Prix race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal June 8, 2014.

Hamilton must take Bull by the horns Reuters

Lewis Hamilton is ready to take an unfamiliar bull by the horns this weekend as Austria’s revamped Red Bull Ring returns to the Formula One calendar after an 11-year absence. The Mercedes driver, a teenager when Austria last hosted a grand prix in 2003, needs to win at Spielberg to rein in championship-leading team mate Nico Rosberg after the blow of retirement in Canada 10 days ago. “I’ve never driven the circuit but I’ve been working on it in the simulator and I’m sure I’ll learn it pretty quickly when we get out on track,” the 2008 world champion said in a team preview. “It’s always exciting to go to a new venue, so it should be an interesting weekend. I’m feeling good in the car right now and I’ll be pushing flat out to come away with maximum points this time around.” With Rosberg finishing first or second in every race so far this season, while Hamilton has retired twice, the German now has a 22-point lead as the championship arrives at Red Bull’s home track for the eighth race of 19 this year. Hamilton may have to win another four races in a row, as he did earlier in the year, just to regain the upper hand if Rosberg stays that consistent. “There is a long, long way to go. I caught up before and I’ll catch up again,” said the Briton, who started the season with a retirement in Australia that left him 25 points adrift. “It’s going to take another four wins to make the difference so I’m going to do my best to get those results.” Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff was

not discounting that possibility. “Obviously, Nico now holds an increased gap at the top of the championship but Lewis is a fighter and I have no doubt that he will come back stronger than ever,” he said. Home Race

Mercedes have been dominant this season but Austrian-owned Red Bull broke their winning streak in Canada when Australian Daniel Ricciardo took his first F1 victory ahead of what amounts to a home race for the team. The short but scenic track, in the southern Styrian mountains, remains largely the same as the old A1 Ring and is set to be a big celebration of motorsport in Austria with every living Austrian F1 driver taking part in a legends parade. How much of a celebration it will be for Red Bull remains to be seen. “We’re going to have a lot of home support. There’s still a gap to Mercedes, we are working on closing that down,” team principal Christian Horner said after Montreal. “To have a race at the Red Bull Ring as Red Bull Racing - with that comes a bit of pressure but it will

be fantastic to perform in front of effectively a home crowd.” Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel has driven the circuit on a number of occasions but only four current drivers - Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen - have raced there in Formula One. None have won and only Raikkonen has stood on the podium. The last winner at the track was Michael Schumacher, the seven times world champion who is now in hospital in Switzerland after recently emerging from a coma following a ski accident at the end of last year. Schumacher also had one of the most controversial wins of his career at the circuit in 2002 when Brazilian team mate Rubens Barrichello was ordered to let him pass despite dominating the race. Of the newcomers, McLaren’s Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen and Toro Rosso’s Russian newcomer Daniil Kvyat are those with the freshest experience having raced there last year in the Renault 3.5 World Series and Formula Three respectively.


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RIO DE JANEIRO — Spain’s players had different explanations for the team’s early World Cup exit. Captain Iker Casillas said there was lack of commitment, midfielder Xabi Alonso thought there wasn’t enough hunger. According to Fernando Torres, Spain was “just not good enough.”

L 0 0 2 2

F 8 5 3 1

A 3 1 6 7

Pts 6 6 0 0

Previous Results: June 13 Spain 1 Netherlands 5 Chile 3 Australia 1 Chile’s 2-0 victory on Wednesday meant the 2010 World Cup champion is the first title holder to exit after just two games following the opening 5-1 loss to the Netherlands. Spain’s squad of 23 players featured 16 who were part of its World Cup success in South Africa. Casillas, Alonso and Xavi Hernandez had been the engine behind the team’s triumphs on the world stage, but were left exposed in Brazil. “We didn’t know how to maintain our hunger or that conviction needed to win a tournament. The joy and success

he would not have changed a thing. “We went down playing our style. It’s what got us here and we’re going to maintain it,” Torres said. “We didn’t do anything different than what we did in South Africa or in the two Euros we

won. We came here with the same mentality and approached games in the same way. “Those times we won, this time we lost.” Spain’s demise was more made glaring by coach Vicente del Bosque’s decision to stick with an aging group of players that had already won everything in international and club football.

AP Photo/Manu Fernandez

Standings P W D Netherlands* 2 2 0 Chile* 2 2 0 Australia 2 0 0 Spain 2 0 0 *Denotes qualified for last 16

Spain’s Sergio Busquets reacts after missing a chance during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

World Cup fans need math to figure out scenarios Associated Press Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO — Every four years, the World Cup forces fans to remember their math lessons. Working out what each team needs from its final match to finish in the top two of a group and advance to the knockout rounds takes some algebra knowledge and powers of prediction. After Brazil and Mexico played to a scoreless draw on Tuesday, the calculation became clear: Both teams just need to draw in their next matches to advance with five points in Group A. Croatia, which beat Cameroon Wednesday, would get to six points by beating Mexico. So a draw with Cameroon would still get Brazil through with five points.

If Mexico beats Croatia, Brazil would advance even if it loses. But if Mexico and Croatia draw, and Brazil loses — then it gets complicated with tiebreakers. Got that, or do you need a calculator and a notepad? For most of the other teams in the tournament, the calculations are almost endless. Three straight wins for anyone guarantees topping the standings and avoiding other group winners in the round of 16. At the 2010 World Cup, only Argentina and the Netherlands came through with a 100 percent record in the group stage. Winning makes it easy. The Netherlands and Chile are both in with two victories worth six points. The game between them will just determine

seeding for the knockout stage. Losing makes it simple, too. Australia and Spain are eliminated after losing their first two games. But any team in the middle risks falling into a tiebreaker to decide the qualifying positions. In that scenario, goal difference is king. Goal difference gets to the essence of football: Score more goals than you concede. So even in the last minutes of a 3-0 game, a late goal by either side in the World Cup could decide the fate of a national team. The simple equation is deduct how many goals a team conceded overall from how many it scored, and — ideally — what’s left is a positive number. It is effectively worth an extra point.

Think goal difference is tough to work out on the fly mid-match? Meet “goal average”. Up to the 1966 World Cup, FIFA used goal average — a team’s total goals scored divided by goals conceded — to decide tiebreakers. Goal difference arrived in 1970. Four years ago in South Africa, goal difference was decisive for two group winners — including the United States — who finished level on points with the runner-up. After 90 minutes of its third match the Americans were third in the live standings. Landon Donovan’s stoppage-time winner against Algeria lifted his team top above England and Slovenia. Runners-up in two other 2010 groups advanced

dispute was minor

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we’ve experienced is over,” Alonso said from the Maracana stadium. “We lost our knowhow, which has helped us win so many of these important games. It doesn’t feel like our other tournaments.” Spain’s players agreed that they did not read their opponents well, or know when to clamp down and control the games through keeping possession as it has been known to do. “The commitment wasn’t there,” said Casillas, who owned up to perhaps his two worst performances in 156 appearances for Spain. “From the very first moment everything went awry.” Alonso, who along with Casillas and Xavi may have seen their international careers come to an end, said Spain was not mentally prepared for Brazil, while the team’s physical state was not at its peak either. “Normally cycles come to an end after a defeat. Maybe it would be best to think about making changes,” Alonso said. Torres did not want to jump that far ahead, as the Spain striker put a positive spin on the collapse, even suggesting

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Mandzukic scores 2 as Croatia Greek players beats Cameroon 4-0 insist training

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by virtue of better goal difference than the third-placed team. As Spain found in 1998, four points and a healthy plus-4 goal difference is not always enough. Then, at the first World Cup under the current 32-team format, Spain had the best record of all third-placed teams in the past 16 years. Despite beating Bulgaria 6-1 in its final match, Spain finished below Nigeria and Paraguay. Not since 1994 has a World Cup group finished in a three-way tie on six points (meaning three teams won two games and lost one). Then, it happened twice in a crazier than usual group stage. And back then, with only 24 teams, the best thirdplace teams also advanced.

MANAUS, Brazil— Like any good goal scorer, Mario Mandzukic was in the right place at the right time. Twice. The Croatia striker returned from suspension Wednesday and scored the final two goals in a 4-0 World Cup rout of an undermanned and somewhat out of control Cameroon. “I was well prepared and had more time to prepare because I missed the first game. I had some extra training,” said Mandzukic, who got a red card in the playoffs and missed the opening match. “I don’t want to think too much about goals. We wanted to win, and the goals came as a reward.” Cameroon started the Group A match without the injured Sameul Eto’o, and finished it without midfielder Alex Song. With the score only 1-0, Song was given a red card in the 40th minute for elbowing Mandzukic in the back in an off-the-ball incident. Things got even more bizarre in injury time as the frustration within the team boiled over when Benoit Assou-Ekotto headbutted teammate Benjamin Moukandjo in front of their goal. “It’s unimaginable. I saw this happen and I need to find out exactly what happened, why exactly these two players exploded,” Cameroon coach Volker Finke said. “I really hate to see that. It’s not the image of Cameroon I want to project.” The result puts Croatia right back in the mix for a spot in the second round. If the 1998 semifinalists beat Mexico on Monday, they will guarantee themselves another match in Brazil. The Mexicans will advance with only a draw. Cameroon is out, however, and can only play spoiler in its final match against five-time champion Brazil, also on Monday. If the 1990 World Cup quarterfinalists beat Brazil, the host country could still advance or be forced out of the tournament on goal difference. Mandzukic headed in a corner from Danijel Pranjic in the 61st minute and then knocked in a rebound off a shot from Eduardo in the 73rd. Both goals came as a result of being either perfectly placed, or luckily placed. “He’s not just a goal getter, a goal scorer,” Croatia coach Niko Kovac said. “His attitude picks his team up and affects the opposing team.” Earlier, Ivan Perisic set up Ivica Olic for the opening goal in the 11th, and he then scored the second himself in the 48th. Cameroon knew it needed points against Croatia, and the team came

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NATAL, Brazil — Greece players insist a dispute during practice was minor and won’t affect team harmony heading into Thursday’s match against Japan. Greece lost its opening round match 3-0 to Colombia. The Guardian newspaper in London reported the dustup between Ioannis Maniatis and Georgios Tzavelas in training Wednesday. Their teammates and coach Fernando Santos confirmed a confrontation between the two players but would not divulge details. The Guardian reported Maniatis threatened to fly home but calmed down and agreed to stay in Brazil. Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos called the matter “trivial” and a good controversy for the media. The Greek football federation also issued a statement downplaying the incident, saying the team is committed to trying to advance out of the group stage.

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Group A Cameroon 0 Croatia 4 Standings P W Brazil 2 1 Mexico 2 1 Croatia 2 1 Cameroon 2 0

D 1 1 0 0

L 0 0 1 2

F 3 1 5 0

A 1 0 1 5

Pts 4 4 3 0

Previous Results: June 12 Brazil 3 Croatia 1 June 13 Mexico 1 Cameroon 0 June 17 Brazil 0 Mexico 0 out fast in an effort to take the early lead. Several dangerous attacks down the right flank caused concern to the Croatia defense early, but none of them materialized into any real danger. “Tactically, we didn’t open the match well the first 10 minutes. We had some problems on the left flank,” Kovac said. “But then we scored a very important goal.” The loss of Eto’o, who came to Brazil with a right knee injury, was a blow to the team, however. Although Cameroon still went on the attack even without their best attacker, the finishing class of the former Chelsea and Barcelona striker was missing. The

loss of Song didn’t help, either. The midfielder, well away from the ball, was running back from the Croatia end when he lashed out and elbowed Mandzukic in the back. Referee Pedro Proenca of Portugal immediately pulled out his red card and sent Song off. “The team tried with only 10 players, but the second goal arrived very early in the second half, unfortunately,” Finke said. “After that it was an uphill battle.” Song is the cousin of Cameroon great Rigobert Song, one of only two players to be sent off at two different World Cups. The other is Zinedine Zidane.

AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis

In this Thursday, May 29, 2014 photo, Greece’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos, takes part in a training session in Athens.


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RIO DE JANEIRO — Spain’s players had different explanations for the team’s early World Cup exit. Captain Iker Casillas said there was lack of commitment, midfielder Xabi Alonso thought there wasn’t enough hunger. According to Fernando Torres, Spain was “just not good enough.”

L 0 0 2 2

F 8 5 3 1

A 3 1 6 7

Pts 6 6 0 0

Previous Results: June 13 Spain 1 Netherlands 5 Chile 3 Australia 1 Chile’s 2-0 victory on Wednesday meant the 2010 World Cup champion is the first title holder to exit after just two games following the opening 5-1 loss to the Netherlands. Spain’s squad of 23 players featured 16 who were part of its World Cup success in South Africa. Casillas, Alonso and Xavi Hernandez had been the engine behind the team’s triumphs on the world stage, but were left exposed in Brazil. “We didn’t know how to maintain our hunger or that conviction needed to win a tournament. The joy and success

he would not have changed a thing. “We went down playing our style. It’s what got us here and we’re going to maintain it,” Torres said. “We didn’t do anything different than what we did in South Africa or in the two Euros we

won. We came here with the same mentality and approached games in the same way. “Those times we won, this time we lost.” Spain’s demise was more made glaring by coach Vicente del Bosque’s decision to stick with an aging group of players that had already won everything in international and club football.

AP Photo/Manu Fernandez

Standings P W D Netherlands* 2 2 0 Chile* 2 2 0 Australia 2 0 0 Spain 2 0 0 *Denotes qualified for last 16

Spain’s Sergio Busquets reacts after missing a chance during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

World Cup fans need math to figure out scenarios Associated Press Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO — Every four years, the World Cup forces fans to remember their math lessons. Working out what each team needs from its final match to finish in the top two of a group and advance to the knockout rounds takes some algebra knowledge and powers of prediction. After Brazil and Mexico played to a scoreless draw on Tuesday, the calculation became clear: Both teams just need to draw in their next matches to advance with five points in Group A. Croatia, which beat Cameroon Wednesday, would get to six points by beating Mexico. So a draw with Cameroon would still get Brazil through with five points.

If Mexico beats Croatia, Brazil would advance even if it loses. But if Mexico and Croatia draw, and Brazil loses — then it gets complicated with tiebreakers. Got that, or do you need a calculator and a notepad? For most of the other teams in the tournament, the calculations are almost endless. Three straight wins for anyone guarantees topping the standings and avoiding other group winners in the round of 16. At the 2010 World Cup, only Argentina and the Netherlands came through with a 100 percent record in the group stage. Winning makes it easy. The Netherlands and Chile are both in with two victories worth six points. The game between them will just determine

seeding for the knockout stage. Losing makes it simple, too. Australia and Spain are eliminated after losing their first two games. But any team in the middle risks falling into a tiebreaker to decide the qualifying positions. In that scenario, goal difference is king. Goal difference gets to the essence of football: Score more goals than you concede. So even in the last minutes of a 3-0 game, a late goal by either side in the World Cup could decide the fate of a national team. The simple equation is deduct how many goals a team conceded overall from how many it scored, and — ideally — what’s left is a positive number. It is effectively worth an extra point.

Think goal difference is tough to work out on the fly mid-match? Meet “goal average”. Up to the 1966 World Cup, FIFA used goal average — a team’s total goals scored divided by goals conceded — to decide tiebreakers. Goal difference arrived in 1970. Four years ago in South Africa, goal difference was decisive for two group winners — including the United States — who finished level on points with the runner-up. After 90 minutes of its third match the Americans were third in the live standings. Landon Donovan’s stoppage-time winner against Algeria lifted his team top above England and Slovenia. Runners-up in two other 2010 groups advanced

dispute was minor

Associated Press Writer

Associated Press Writer

we’ve experienced is over,” Alonso said from the Maracana stadium. “We lost our knowhow, which has helped us win so many of these important games. It doesn’t feel like our other tournaments.” Spain’s players agreed that they did not read their opponents well, or know when to clamp down and control the games through keeping possession as it has been known to do. “The commitment wasn’t there,” said Casillas, who owned up to perhaps his two worst performances in 156 appearances for Spain. “From the very first moment everything went awry.” Alonso, who along with Casillas and Xavi may have seen their international careers come to an end, said Spain was not mentally prepared for Brazil, while the team’s physical state was not at its peak either. “Normally cycles come to an end after a defeat. Maybe it would be best to think about making changes,” Alonso said. Torres did not want to jump that far ahead, as the Spain striker put a positive spin on the collapse, even suggesting

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by virtue of better goal difference than the third-placed team. As Spain found in 1998, four points and a healthy plus-4 goal difference is not always enough. Then, at the first World Cup under the current 32-team format, Spain had the best record of all third-placed teams in the past 16 years. Despite beating Bulgaria 6-1 in its final match, Spain finished below Nigeria and Paraguay. Not since 1994 has a World Cup group finished in a three-way tie on six points (meaning three teams won two games and lost one). Then, it happened twice in a crazier than usual group stage. And back then, with only 24 teams, the best thirdplace teams also advanced.

MANAUS, Brazil— Like any good goal scorer, Mario Mandzukic was in the right place at the right time. Twice. The Croatia striker returned from suspension Wednesday and scored the final two goals in a 4-0 World Cup rout of an undermanned and somewhat out of control Cameroon. “I was well prepared and had more time to prepare because I missed the first game. I had some extra training,” said Mandzukic, who got a red card in the playoffs and missed the opening match. “I don’t want to think too much about goals. We wanted to win, and the goals came as a reward.” Cameroon started the Group A match without the injured Sameul Eto’o, and finished it without midfielder Alex Song. With the score only 1-0, Song was given a red card in the 40th minute for elbowing Mandzukic in the back in an off-the-ball incident. Things got even more bizarre in injury time as the frustration within the team boiled over when Benoit Assou-Ekotto headbutted teammate Benjamin Moukandjo in front of their goal. “It’s unimaginable. I saw this happen and I need to find out exactly what happened, why exactly these two players exploded,” Cameroon coach Volker Finke said. “I really hate to see that. It’s not the image of Cameroon I want to project.” The result puts Croatia right back in the mix for a spot in the second round. If the 1998 semifinalists beat Mexico on Monday, they will guarantee themselves another match in Brazil. The Mexicans will advance with only a draw. Cameroon is out, however, and can only play spoiler in its final match against five-time champion Brazil, also on Monday. If the 1990 World Cup quarterfinalists beat Brazil, the host country could still advance or be forced out of the tournament on goal difference. Mandzukic headed in a corner from Danijel Pranjic in the 61st minute and then knocked in a rebound off a shot from Eduardo in the 73rd. Both goals came as a result of being either perfectly placed, or luckily placed. “He’s not just a goal getter, a goal scorer,” Croatia coach Niko Kovac said. “His attitude picks his team up and affects the opposing team.” Earlier, Ivan Perisic set up Ivica Olic for the opening goal in the 11th, and he then scored the second himself in the 48th. Cameroon knew it needed points against Croatia, and the team came

Associated Press Writer

NATAL, Brazil — Greece players insist a dispute during practice was minor and won’t affect team harmony heading into Thursday’s match against Japan. Greece lost its opening round match 3-0 to Colombia. The Guardian newspaper in London reported the dustup between Ioannis Maniatis and Georgios Tzavelas in training Wednesday. Their teammates and coach Fernando Santos confirmed a confrontation between the two players but would not divulge details. The Guardian reported Maniatis threatened to fly home but calmed down and agreed to stay in Brazil. Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos called the matter “trivial” and a good controversy for the media. The Greek football federation also issued a statement downplaying the incident, saying the team is committed to trying to advance out of the group stage.

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Group A Cameroon 0 Croatia 4 Standings P W Brazil 2 1 Mexico 2 1 Croatia 2 1 Cameroon 2 0

D 1 1 0 0

L 0 0 1 2

F 3 1 5 0

A 1 0 1 5

Pts 4 4 3 0

Previous Results: June 12 Brazil 3 Croatia 1 June 13 Mexico 1 Cameroon 0 June 17 Brazil 0 Mexico 0 out fast in an effort to take the early lead. Several dangerous attacks down the right flank caused concern to the Croatia defense early, but none of them materialized into any real danger. “Tactically, we didn’t open the match well the first 10 minutes. We had some problems on the left flank,” Kovac said. “But then we scored a very important goal.” The loss of Eto’o, who came to Brazil with a right knee injury, was a blow to the team, however. Although Cameroon still went on the attack even without their best attacker, the finishing class of the former Chelsea and Barcelona striker was missing. The

loss of Song didn’t help, either. The midfielder, well away from the ball, was running back from the Croatia end when he lashed out and elbowed Mandzukic in the back. Referee Pedro Proenca of Portugal immediately pulled out his red card and sent Song off. “The team tried with only 10 players, but the second goal arrived very early in the second half, unfortunately,” Finke said. “After that it was an uphill battle.” Song is the cousin of Cameroon great Rigobert Song, one of only two players to be sent off at two different World Cups. The other is Zinedine Zidane.

AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis

In this Thursday, May 29, 2014 photo, Greece’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos, takes part in a training session in Athens.


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Semarajaya Museum

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SEMARAPURA - Semarajaya museum was built on the former Meer Uitgebreid Lager Onderwijs (MULO-Dutch Middle School) and former SMPN 1 Klungkung Junior High School located within the complex of Kertha Gosa and main entrance gates (former royal door of Klungkung), precisely on Jalan Untung Surapati, Klungkung. In the Museum are exhibited the items from prehistoric times to the objects used during the Klungkung struggles. The Semarajaya museum was inaugurated by the Minister of the Home Affairs on April 28, 1992. In the museum can be seen the items used as ceremonial paraphernalia by the kings of Klungkung and photo documentation of royal descendants of Klungkung. The museum building has a unique architectural style giving the impression representing the blend of ancient Dutch architectural style and Balinese traditional style. The building was built by Dutch government after the collapse of Klungkung kingdom on April 28, 1908. Precisely, it was built in 1920. IBP/Net

SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili had a simple message for his fellow San Antontio Spurs during an emotional team meeting on Tuesday. Let’s do this again. With six potential free agents headed by Tim Duncan, the message was made clear -the Spurs would like everyone back for a run at a sixth NBA championship. “I’m pretty sure most of the team is going to come back,” Ginobili said. San Antonio met as a group for the first time since beating Miami 104-87 on Sunday to close out the NBA Finals in five games. Coach Gregg Popovich used the meeting to take one last playful dig at his players. “He did show us a couple of clips that we sucked at (in Game 5),” guard Patty Mills said, laughing. All the same, free agency that begins on July 1 could alter the close-knit squad. “Manu spoke to us,” guard Danny Green said. “He had some good things to say. We had a great season. He was really emotional, he’s proud of us. In a short amount of words, (he said) ‘Obviously I had fun, I don’t know if you guys did, but I had a good time. You guys want to do it again?’ Try to put a little bug in their ears. Hopefully they come back.” Duncan has a player option, but his teammates expect him back and the 38-year-old forward did not give any indications otherwise throughout another resurgent season. “It will come to an end, but I don’t think next year,” guard Tony Parker said of the team’s run under the Big Three. “I think everybody’s going to come back.” Parker has a non-guaranteed contract, but San Antonio is highly unlikely to release its All-Star point guard. The future for Mills, Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner and Aron Baynes is less certain. Mills, Diaw and Bonner are unrestricted free agents. “I haven’t sat down with R.C. (Buford, Spurs general manager) and talked about what we want to do, but one would think it’s logical to not make major changes with the group,” Popovich said. “Usually we don’t make major changes anyway, so, I wouldn’t anticipate any.” The Spurs made minor changes following their previous title in 2007. Those under contract include Ginobili, Green, Tiago Splitter, Marco Belinelli and finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, who turns 23 on June 29. Diaw and Mills said they have not had a chance to think about the future other than eagerly awaiting their first victory parade, which takes place late Wednesday. “I had a great time. It’s a great situation,” Diaw said. Mills is expected to receive the most attention after going 5 for 8 on 3-pointers while scoring 17 points in 18 minutes Sunday. The guard also pestered Miami’s Dwyane Wade defensively, especially in the series-clinching victory.

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San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan center, is joined by his daughter Sydney, left, and son Draven, right, during a news conference after Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals against the Miami Heat on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio.

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Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain makes a pit stop before retiring from the the Canadian F1 Grand Prix race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal June 8, 2014.

Hamilton must take Bull by the horns Reuters

Lewis Hamilton is ready to take an unfamiliar bull by the horns this weekend as Austria’s revamped Red Bull Ring returns to the Formula One calendar after an 11-year absence. The Mercedes driver, a teenager when Austria last hosted a grand prix in 2003, needs to win at Spielberg to rein in championship-leading team mate Nico Rosberg after the blow of retirement in Canada 10 days ago. “I’ve never driven the circuit but I’ve been working on it in the simulator and I’m sure I’ll learn it pretty quickly when we get out on track,” the 2008 world champion said in a team preview. “It’s always exciting to go to a new venue, so it should be an interesting weekend. I’m feeling good in the car right now and I’ll be pushing flat out to come away with maximum points this time around.” With Rosberg finishing first or second in every race so far this season, while Hamilton has retired twice, the German now has a 22-point lead as the championship arrives at Red Bull’s home track for the eighth race of 19 this year. Hamilton may have to win another four races in a row, as he did earlier in the year, just to regain the upper hand if Rosberg stays that consistent. “There is a long, long way to go. I caught up before and I’ll catch up again,” said the Briton, who started the season with a retirement in Australia that left him 25 points adrift. “It’s going to take another four wins to make the difference so I’m going to do my best to get those results.” Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff was

not discounting that possibility. “Obviously, Nico now holds an increased gap at the top of the championship but Lewis is a fighter and I have no doubt that he will come back stronger than ever,” he said. Home Race

Mercedes have been dominant this season but Austrian-owned Red Bull broke their winning streak in Canada when Australian Daniel Ricciardo took his first F1 victory ahead of what amounts to a home race for the team. The short but scenic track, in the southern Styrian mountains, remains largely the same as the old A1 Ring and is set to be a big celebration of motorsport in Austria with every living Austrian F1 driver taking part in a legends parade. How much of a celebration it will be for Red Bull remains to be seen. “We’re going to have a lot of home support. There’s still a gap to Mercedes, we are working on closing that down,” team principal Christian Horner said after Montreal. “To have a race at the Red Bull Ring as Red Bull Racing - with that comes a bit of pressure but it will

be fantastic to perform in front of effectively a home crowd.” Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel has driven the circuit on a number of occasions but only four current drivers - Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen - have raced there in Formula One. None have won and only Raikkonen has stood on the podium. The last winner at the track was Michael Schumacher, the seven times world champion who is now in hospital in Switzerland after recently emerging from a coma following a ski accident at the end of last year. Schumacher also had one of the most controversial wins of his career at the circuit in 2002 when Brazilian team mate Rubens Barrichello was ordered to let him pass despite dominating the race. Of the newcomers, McLaren’s Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen and Toro Rosso’s Russian newcomer Daniil Kvyat are those with the freshest experience having raced there last year in the Renault 3.5 World Series and Formula Three respectively.


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China says moving 2nd rig closer to Vietnam Associated Press Writer

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FBI Director James Comey, backed by law enforcement personnel, addresses a news conference Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the FBI Minneapolis field office in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

US aims for trial of Benghazi suspect held on ship

BEIJING — China said Thursday it was moving a second oil rig closer to the Vietnamese coast in disputed waters, near where ships from the two countries have been ramming each other in a tense confrontation. The 600-meter (1,970-foot) -long rig was being towed southeast of its current position south of Hainan Island and would be in its new location closer to Vietnam by Friday, the Maritime Safety Administration said in a notice on its website. It asked vessels in the area to give it a wide berth. Both installations will be inside what Vietnam claims as its continental shelf and exclusive economic zone. The shifting of the rig came as officials from both sides said they made no progress in talks Wednesday over the deployment of another Chinese rig on May 1 that sparked the current standoff. Each country accuses the other of violating its territorial rights and instigating ramming of the other’s ships around the rig. The first rig’s deployment also triggered anti-China demonstrations across Vietnam that led to attacks on hundreds of factories believed to employ Chinese workers, five of whom were killed and hundreds more injured. Many of the factories were built and run by investors from Taiwan, which has nothing to do with the current dispute. Both rigs lie south of China’s Hainan province near the Chinesecontrolled Paracel Islands that also are claimed by Vietnam. China’s military expelled Vietnamese troops from two of the islands in the group in 1974, and in 1988 also used force to kick Vietnam out of Johnson South reef in the Spratly Islands to the east. The border between China and Vietnam in the area has never been properly demarcated. China claims virtually all of the South China Sea, rich in natural resources and one of the world’s busiest sea lanes, bringing it into disputes with neighbors that also include the Philippines, a U.S. ally.

Dozens of bodies found in Mexican mass grave

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WASHINGTON — The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to step up efforts on catching others responsible for the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in the attacks.

TRES VALLES, Mexico — At least 28 bodies have been recovered from a mass grave in Veracruz, an eastern Mexican state plagued by attacks on migrants and drug cartel violence, officials said Wednesday. The state government said officials found the grave on a ranch outside the town of Tres Valles. It said investigators were still excavating the grave, but did not release any more details. A local newspaper reported that marines found the bodies after spotting vultures on a dirt road. The area was being guarded by federal and state police forces, while people with missing relatives or friends began arriving at the offices of state authorities in Tres Valles to see if their loved ones were among the victims. Investigators were looking for more bodies on the ranch, which is known as El Diamante. On Monday, authorities found seven bodies in a grave in the nearby town of Cosamaloapan. Authorities said the victims were all members of one family from Tres Valles. The Gulf Coast state of Veracruz has suffered years of fighting between the Zetas drug cartel and its rivals. It is also crossed by tens of thousands of Central Americans migrants heading toward the U.S. each year. Officials have discovered a series of mass graves around Mexico in recent years, several filled with the bodies of migrants slain by the gangs that control profitable migrant-smuggling routes. One of the largest single mass graves found in Mexico in recent years was discovered in 2010 in Tamaulipas state. It contained the bodies of 72 migrants, whom authorities said were slain by members of the Zetas angry that the victims declined to work for the cartel.

U.S. officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala was being held on the USS New York, a Navy amphibious transport dock ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The officials spoke only on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the Libyan’s whereabouts publicly by name. Abu Khattala, who was captured Sunday on the outskirts of Benghazi by U.S. special forces, was headed to the United States to face what President Barack Obama called “the full weight of the American justice system.” The Benghazi attacks, and the Obama administration’s conduct in the aftermath, have long been a source of festering political discord. And some Republicans on Capitol Hill were quick to voice skepticism about

the administration’s plans to try Abu Khattala like a civilian. They urged the administration to get as much intelligence out of him as possible before anyone reads him his rights to remain silent, supplies him with a lawyer and prepares him for trial in a U.S. courtroom. In fact, Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said interrogation of the Libyan already was underway and “we hope to find out some positive things.” Some Republicans said Obama should be sending Abu Khattala to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, instead of U.S. soil, so that he could be interrogated at length. “The president is more focused on his legacy of closing Guantanamo Bay

than preventing future terrorist attacks like what happened in Benghazi,” Sen. Jim Inhofe, a Republican, said. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, countered that Abu Khattala can be brought to justice in U.S. courts “just as we have successfully tried more than 500 terrorism suspects since 9/11.” He said sending the Libyan to Guantanamo would be taking “the easy way out.” National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in an email statement: “We have not added a single person to the GTMO (Guantanamo) population since President Obama took office, and we have had substantial success delivering swift justice to terrorists through our federal court system.”

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INDONESIA Nine missing after second boat sinks off Malaysia

Muslim protesters display posters during a rally supporting the closing of Dolly red-light district in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The government has shut down a red-light district in Indonesia’s second largest town amid protests by pimps and sex workers as well as dependents.

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Government shuts down massive prostitution complex

KUALA LUMPUR - Nine people were missing after an Indonesiabound boat sank off western Malaysia early Thursday, a report said, as authorities searched for 26 passengers unaccounted for after a similar incident a day earlier. The boat, believed bound for the Indonesian island of Sumatra across the busy Malacca Strait, sank off Malaysia’s coast near the district of Sepang, south of the capital Kuala Lumpur, The Star newspaper quoted an official as saying. “Initial investigations revealed that the boat sank at about 3 am (1900 GMT Wednesday) bound for Tanjung Balai (in Sumatra),” Mohamad Hambali Yaakup, an official with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), was quoted as saying. He said 18 people had been rescued. There was no mention of any bodies found. Another boat carrying 97 people sank early Wednesday just up the Malaysian coast from the site of the latest accident. Nine bodies have been recovered from the earlier sinking. Authorities were still looking for 26 people missing from that accident.

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SURABAYA — Officials officially shut a massive prostitution complex in Indonesia’s secondlargest city on Wednesday amid protests by sex workers, who said their livelihoods were being destroyed. The mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini, announced the closure of the “Dolly” prostitution complex in a ceremony at the city’s Islamic Center Building, about a mile (two kilometers) away. A Cabinet minister and the governor of East Java attended the ceremony, where about 100 local figures signed a statement supporting the closure of one of Southeast Asia’s larg-

est red-light districts. About a thousand Muslims rallied at the Islamic Center to express their support. Meanwhile, hundreds of prostitutes and others who said their livelihoods depend on the sex trade blocked streets leading to the Dolly complex in protest of its closure. The government plans to provide $425 to each of about 1,500 sex workers to help them start a new life.

Most of Indonesia’s 246 million people are Muslims. However, prostitution rings operate openly in all major cities despite opposition from Islamic conservatives, some of whom want to replace Indonesia’s secular system with one bound by Islamic law. Rismaharini, the first female mayor of Surabaya, has pledged to close down all brothels in the city.

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In this photo released by Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department, Indonesians rest in Carey Island, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, after being rescued from a boat capsized off Malaysia’s west coast.

Thousands of people flock to Lake Sentani Festival venue Antara

JAYAPURA - Thousands of people mostly hailing from Jayapura and the surrounding areas flocked to the venue of Lake Sentani Festival during its opening ceremony on Thursday. The opening of the seventh Lake Sentani Festival will feature various attractions such as painting on a 100-meter tree bark, Isosolo dance aboard boats, giant clay pot making, and diving while smoking, stated Hana Hikoyabi of the festival’s organizing committee. Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare Agung Laksono, Tourism and Creative Eco-

nomic Minister Mari Elka Pangestu, and diplomats from India and Palestine were expected to attend the festival’s opening ceremony. The Lake Sentani Festival is one of the three impressive festivals in Papua, besides the Baliem Valley Festival held in August, and the Asmat Festival held in October, that together offer the best and most comprehensive presentations of this huge and beguiling island of Papua, according to information on the official Indonesian tourism website www. Indonesia.travel. The seventh Lake Sentani Festival is being held between June 19 and 23, 2014, in the

Jayapura District, Papua. This year, the theme of the festival is “My Culture, My Life.” Numerous artists from 19 sub-districts will offer a wide range of cultural performances, exhibitions, and culinary feasts. This year, the festival will also attempt to break the record in bark painting in the Indonesian Record Book of MURI. “Resounding Sounds of the Tifa” will be performed by 500 Papuan dancers and musicians wearing traditional costumes. Fierce competition will take place in events such as boat racing for men and women and

musical competitions on drums and pipes with songs from various parts of the region. A tour will also be offered to the Islands of Asei and Ajun to witness special local rituals. A multimedia show will be displayed continually to showcase the varied attractions that the region has to offer as well as the preparations for the National Sports Meet, PON 2020, to be held in the province of Papua. Lake Sentani is one of the largest lakes on the island of Papua, Indonesia’s easternmost province, located near the provincial capital city of Jayapura.


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China to start direct yuan trade with British pound Agence France-Presse

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s news conference appears on a television monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The Federal Reserve slashed its 2014 growth forecast for the US economy Wednesday to 2.1-2.3 percent after a deeper-than-expected contraction in the first quarter of the year.

Fed slashes 2014 US growth forecast

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WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve slashed its 2014 growth forecast for the US economy Wednesday to 2.1-2.3 percent after a deeper-than-expected contraction in the first quarter of the year. But the Federal Open Markets Committee left its forecast for interest rates largely intact, predicting as earlier that an initial increase of the benchmark federal funds rate from the current zero level would take place only next year, and the rate would not rise rapidly after that. The FOMC, as expected, decided to ratchet down its bond-buying stimulus program by another $10 billion, taking it to $35 billion a month from $85 billion in December. The central bank policymakers said economic growth “has rebounded in recent months” from the first-quarter contraction. Household spending and business investment are both rising, they said in their policy

statement. But they also said that unemployment, even with the rate now at 6.3 percent, “remains elevated”, and that the recovery of the housing sector is slow. In March the Fed forecast gross domestic product growth at 2.8-3.0 percent, before the depth of the winter setback, partially due to extremely harsh weather across much of the country, was known. But central bank officials stuck to their prediction for GDP growth of 3.0-3.2 percent in 2015, with inflation holding at around 2.0 percent. They also see the unemployment rate, a key indicator for monetary policy, fall-

ing from the current 6.3 percent to 6.0-6.1 percent by year-end, and 5.4-5.7 percent in 2015, both slightly lower than previously forecast. There was a very slight upward change to the FOMC’s much-watched “dot chart” plotting out where participants in the monetary policy meeting see interest rates going for the next three years. On average they see the fed funds rate hitting 1.125 percent by the end of 2015, compared with the previous forecast of 2.0 percent, and 2.125 percent at the end of 2016. But they pared back slightly their forecast for further increases after that. US stocks, which were trading slightly lower ahead of the FOMC announcement, pushed higher after it. The S&P 500 was up 0.3 percent at 1948.32. The dollar meanwhile was little changed from earlier losses, trading at $1.3570 per one euro.

SHANGHAI - China will start direct trade between its yuan currency and Britain’s pound on Thursday, the country’s foreign exchange trade platform said, in another step in its push to internationalise the unit. Sterling and the Chinese renminbi, the yuan’s other name, will be directly swapped from June 19 without using the US dollar as an intermediary, the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) said in a statement Wednesday. China has long had direct currency trade with the United States, and in recent years has added Japan’s yen, the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian dollars, Russia’s rouble and the Malaysian ringgit to the options. The move will “promote the bilateral trade and investment between China and the United Kingdom” and “facilitate the use of renminbi and pound in the cross-border trade and investment settlement”, said the CFETS statement. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the country’s central bank, called it “an important move for China and Britain to jointly promote further development in their bilateral economic and trade relationship”. The announcement came as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang continued an official visit to London, during which he witnessed the signing of trade deals worth more than £14 billion ($28 billion, 17 billion euros). Britain’s finance minister George Osborne said: “I believe the emergence of the Chinese currency as one of the world’s leading currencies will be the next huge change in global finance. “Quite bluntly, I want the City of London to facilitate that change and to be central to it.” Britain has long been looking to make London the European hub for overseas yuan trading -- in competition with Paris -- and separately the PBoC announced Wednesday that a subsidiary of China Construction Bank, the country’s second largest lender, had been chosen to undertake yuan clearing business in London under its authorisation. China has been actively promoting international use of the yuan and taken measures towards interest rate liberalisation, although full convertibility of the currency remains distant. The PBoC last July scrapped limits on lending rates, and in March doubled to two percent the daily trading band that the yuan can float on either side of a daily midpoint set under the bank’s supervision.

KUTA - The most awaited annual environment festival in Bali, Bali’s Big Eco Weekend (BBEW) is back this year. First commenced in 2008, the event is dedicated to create further awareness to keep Bali’s Beaches Clean through a festive weekend where locals and tourists are given opportunities to roll up their sleeves to help Bali’s most prized resource-its beaches. This year’s BBEW will be held at Padma Beach, Legian on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 and at Uluwatu on Sunday, June 22nd with participations of Miss Earth Indonesia, Nita Sofiani and Miss Eco Tourism Indonesia, Yossico Stephanie, as well as past and present global surfing legends such as Mark Richards, Jake Paterson, Craig Anderson, Matt Hoy, Freddy Patacchia, as well as Sally Fitzgibbon, Kalea Moniz, Rosy Hodge, and Bruna Schmitz. Waste continues to be an alarming issue faced by the Island of the Gods, with non-degradable waste as the by-product of not just of the local environment, but rapidly growing population of Indonesia. The garbage in the area of Seminyak, Legian, and Kuta beaches during the period of December 22, 2013 until January 15, 2014 have reached more than 1,000 tons, and even increases 200 percent every day (source: Badung Sanitation and Gardening Department (DKP), 2014). Last March 2014, the media giant Huffington Post also highlighted this trash situation in an article titled, “Why You Should Take Bali Off Your Bucket List”. Since 2008, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, Quiksilver Indonesia, and Garuda Indonesia have worked hand-in-hand through Bali Beach Clean Up program—where 75 local workers help pick up the waste in five most iconic Bali’s beaches every day

(Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran, and Kedonganan), reaching up to over 24 million kg of waste collected. However, the program collected 373,500 kg in January 2013, while in January 2014 it collected 540,000 kg. The 45% increase is more than enough reason to bring more hands into the program and create a bigger impact. Through BBEW 2014, locals, tourists, and industries are invited to take real action in a Big Beach Clean Up session at 2 pm, while also enjoying fun, beach side activities in Legian’s Padma Beach all day (*rundown attached). The morning will kick off with various sports activities such as Coke Kicks—one day professional soccer training that will be given to local kids surrounding Legian area, Surfing Competition and learn to surf session with the surfing legends, play volleyball with family and friends, and a lifesavers race. The Bali’s bloggers community will hold ‘How To Blog Green’ talk show and competition on stage at 9 AM. If you opt for afternoon stop-by, take part in the opening ceremony at 3 pm where Millane Fernandez, the singer of Coca-Cola’s World Cup 2014 anthem will perform live on stage, and join the exciting 1,000 baby sea turtles release just before the sunset. On the following Sunday, head over to Uluwatu for Quiksilver Uluwatu Surf Challenge for some surf adrenaline. (kmb18)

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Waste continues to be an alarming issue faced by the Island of the Gods, with non-degradable waste as the by-product of not just of the local environment, but rapidly growing population of Indonesia. The garbage in the area of Seminyak, Legian, and Kuta beaches during the period of December 22, 2013 until January 15, 2014 have reached more than 1,000 tons, and even increases 200 percent every day.

Tawan Karang Rights

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Tawan karang or the right to plunder vessels that foundered off the reefs surrounding Bali is one of the legal traditions or customs prevailing in Bali in the ancient time. This law allowed a king or a coastal community to seize the stranded vessels along with its cargo in their territory and make the passengers as slaves or sometimes killed. The right is applicable if there was a vessel stranded on the rocks or the coastal territories, including its passengers and cargo, and only local people who could help or save them. The right aimed at maintaining and protecting the territorial jurisdiction from foreign enemies. It is considered as the local genius and becomes an embryo and the birth of international customary law giving birth to the nationalistic perspective. (kmb)


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The exchange students along with the children of Jodie O’Shea Orphanage are taking picture infront of Monument of Puputan Badung

Promote higiene Since young

cleaning plastic rubbish at Monument of Puputan Badung Five exchange students from International Business Students Network at Udayana University in cooperation with Jodie O’Shea Orphanage organized social activity by cleaning plastic rubbish at the Monument of Puputan Badung, Thursday (June 19). The students who come from Germany are Lena Strobel, Samantha Achmidt, Isabel Vogelsang, Sarah Reisinger and Rinoy Pazhayamkottil. Lena Strobel said that the project had two goals. First, they want to raise awareness for a clean and rubbish-free Bali. The second, they want to raise funding for the kids of the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage. “Before coming to this

object, on Wednesday we had the presentation with the orphanage with the theme ‘Why We Must Keep the Environment Clean’. We want them understand how important to keep the cleanness,” she said.

Together with the kids, she continued, she together with her friends wanted to set an example and showed that it is not good to leave rubbish. “The idea to our project day ‘Let’s Clean the SceneKids for a Greener Bali’ was born

out of the understanding that Bali is one of the most beautiful places in the world. This is why we clean up the rubbish and waste lying around in Denpasar’s beautiful Taman Puputan,” she explained. “All of the kids who participated in this event were divided into five teams. The team that collects most rubbish got a special presents. We are very proud because

they successfully collected many bags of plastic rubbish. I am so happy because the kids of Jodie O’Shea Orphanage can give their contribution in cleaning this environment. I hope the people can see and give donation to support them in cleaning the environment. In addition, I also thank Starbucks for supporting this event,” she added. (IBP/ocha)

culprit should be shot because he did not heed the warning and tried to escape from police,” he said. Meanwhile, the Chief of Denpasar Police Criminal Investigation Unit explained that when being interrogated the culprit admitted to have burglarized 11 rooms of four villas located at Ungasan, South Kuta, respectively Villa Kandara, Villa Cetu, The Bali Ungasan and Alila Villa Uluwatu. “All the villa dwellers are foreigners. The culprit only targeted electronic items, jewelry and money,” said Beny Murjayanto.

Other than villas, Hairi had also burglarized the Udayana University Campus at Bukit Jimbaran and could take away two notebooks and two cellular phones. By and large, prior to taking action this man from Pegayaman Buleleng performed a survey first by riding Honda Vario motorcycle. “When the victim has been asleep, the suspect entered by jumping the wall and then prying the window by means of a screwdriver. Remarkably, during he took action he was never caught by the victims,” said the police officer. (kmb35)

KIEV, Ukraine — The new president of Ukraine promised on Wednesday that government troops would soon stop firing on proRussian armed separatists, offering a chance to end the fighting that has killed hundreds and wracked the industrial east. In another concession to Moscow, Petro Poroshenko replaced his foreign minister, who had outraged Russians by using an obscenity to describe President Vladimir Putin. An end to the two months of fighting and a promised safe exit for rebels would allow Putin to say that Russia has fulfilled its goal of protecting Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine, while Poroshenko can claim victory over the rebellion. The Ukrainian president discussed his plan for a unilateral ceasefire in a phone call with Putin late Tuesday, their offices said, and Poroshenko also spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Russia’s foreign minister cautiously welcomed the move, but voiced concern that it could be a ruse. One key question is whether Moscow is willing and able to persuade the pro-Russia insurgents to accept Poroshenko’s plan. Rebel leaders have remained defiant, but in a sign of behind-the-scenes maneuvering, some of them visited Moscow this week to meet with senior officials and lawmakers. The two sides managed to arrange a brief truce Wednesday evening in the eastern town of Karlivka to allow pro-Russian forces to hand over the bodies of 49 Ukrainian troops who died when the separatists shot down a transport plane bound for the airport in Luhansk last weekend. But after the truck carrying the remains had passed to the Ukrainian side, both sides fell back to their respective positions. A pro-Russian fighter, whose face was covered with a bandanna and identified himself only by his nom-de-guerre, Sova, said the cease-fire was over. “The war will go on until we win,” he said.

DENPASAR - The officers of Denpasar Police shot the culprit of villa burglary named Khoiri alias Hairi, 29, because he was trying to escape while arrested on Jalan Gajah Mada, Singaraja, Sunday (Jun 15). In addition, this man having the address at Pegayaman village, Sukasada, Buleleng, in fact, has burglarized eleven rooms of 4 villas as well as took action at Udayana University, Bukit Jimbaran. Deputy Chief of Denpasar Police, I Nyoman Artana, accompanied by Criminal Detective Unit Chief Beny Murjayanto, said on

Wednesday (Jun 18) the arrest was based on the report on villa burglary taking place from October 27, 2013 to June 3, 2014 in Denpasar Police jurisdiction. “Police have received a report on villa burglary since October, so the members were immediately deployed to conduct an investigation,” he said. The Denpasar Police Criminal Investigation Unit investigating the case managed to sniff out a fence named Hemdi Lele alias Mendik, 44, so he was then arrested, Thursday (May 15). From the hand of the man living on Jalan Glogor Carik, Gang Nuri No. 6 Pemogan Den-

pasar police could secure three cellular phones and three notebooks. “This fence claimed to obtain the cellular phones from Khoiri stolen at Villa Karma,” he explained. From this information, police immediately conducted an investigation to get the characteristics of Khoiri having the address at Pegayaman village, Sukasada, Buleleng. Ultimately, the culprit was arrested on Jalan Gajah Mada Singaraja on Sunday at 11:00 a.m., but the culprit tried to run away. Since the officers did not want to lose their prey, police then shot Hairi on right leg. “The

Former journalist Letizia Ortiz becomes Spain’s first commoner queen Reuters

MADRID - A divorced former journalist, Letizia Ortiz, became Spain’s first commoner queen on Thursday when her husband, Felipe VI, was sworn in as king. With a background contrasting deeply with the royal privileges of her husband, many see in the 41-year-old former TV anchor the survival of the monarchy because of her down-to-earth middle-class roots.

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Spain’s new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor stand on the stairs leading to the Puerta de los Leones to oversee a military parade in Madrid, June 19, 2014.

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Pro-Russian fighters wave a white flag to start a handover of the bodies of Ukrainian troops killed in a plane shot down near Luhansk, at a check point in the village of Karlivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Felipe, 46, became king after his father, Juan Carlos, abdicated earlier this month following a series of scandals and a period of poor health. Ortiz, daughter of a journalist and a nurse and the granddaughter of a taxi-driver, dated Felipe in secret before their engagement was announced in November 2003. They met at a dinner organised by a journalist friend. Spain’s most conservative factions expressed opposition to the prince’s choice, underlining her lineage as a commoner, or one outside the nobility. But others saw a possible regeneration of the monarchy’s archaic ways for a new era. “I think (their marriage) was a very positive thing,” historian Charles Powell of Real Instituto Elcano told Reuters TV. “What she brings to the marriage is basically that she grounds him.

She makes him aware of everyday issues, everyday problems.” José Antonio Fernández, a 71-year-old pensioner, appeared to agree. “The monarchy seems medieval to me, but if there has to be a queen I would prefer it to be someone who doesn’t have blue blood,” said. Ortiz divorced in 1999 after a year of marriage with her former high-school literature teacher, Alonso Guerrero. Her profile is similar to those of other royal partners elsewhere in Europe, and she has been compared with Kate Middleton, the wife of Britain’s Prince William, who is believed to be one of the reasons for a surge in popularity at the House of Windsor. “The preparation of the future queen is solid ... because before she was queen ... she was a woman with a degree, who comes from the low-

er middle class with parents and grandparents who had to work for a living,” Paloma Barrientos, a reporter who covers the palace in Madrid, told Reuters. Born in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo in 1972, Ortiz worked as a journalist at newspapers La Nueva España and ABC, as well as at news agency EFE before TV channels at Bloomberg, CNN+ and Spain’s state TV company Television Española. She worked in Mexico for Siglo XXI and covered stories such as the 9/11 attacks on New York and the Iraq war. Ortiz made headlines when the couple announced their engagement and she told Felipe in public to shut up. “Let me finish,” she said, smiling, in front of a throng of cameras. Letizia and Felipe have two children Leonor, 8 and Sofia, 7.


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Smithsonian honors Ralph Lauren for fashion, flag Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Ralph Lauren’s love for the American flag and American style earned him high honors Tuesday from the Smithsonian Institution, celebrating his five decades in fashion. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton helped present the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal to the designer at the National Museum of American History following a naturalization ceremony for 15 new U.S. citizens. The award also marks the 200th anniversary of the actual flag that inspired the national anthem. Clinton noted that Lauren, 74, is the son of immigrants from Belarus who grew up in the Bronx, New York. “Now surely Ralph and his family ... could not have imagined, or maybe they could have when they landed in the Bronx, that their lives would be the embodiment of the American dream,” Clinton said. “In particular, Ralph, the youngest, would become synonymous with American aspiration and style.” Clinton wore a pantsuit to Tuesday’s event that was Lauren’s firstever custom-designed outfit for her, including a cobalt-blue structured silk jacket. Clinton and Lauren first joined forces in 1998, when she was first lady, to raise money for the Smithsonian to preserve the original “Star-Spangled Banner” flag that inspired the national anthem, along with other historic artifacts, through

Clinton’s Save America’s Treasures program. Lauren donated $10 million to help restore the flag and another $3 million to support the historic preservation program. “Ralph responded to the call. He didn’t have to,” Clinton said. “But he understood because it was deep within him that part of being an American is giving back.” Lauren is known for designs that have defined American fashion and for his patriotic uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes. He got his start selling ties from a drawer at the Empire State Building. Now Ralph Lauren Corp. has 25,000 employees worldwide. The Smithsonian award citation honored Lauren “for his embodiment of the American experience through fashion, design and philanthropy.”

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Event Tabuh Gong Gede Taman Penasar Competition Classic Art Performance Drama Gong Exhibition Children’s Shadow Puppet Competition Contemporary Art by Rare Kual

Place Ratna Kanda Stage Ayodya Stage Angsoka Stage Angsoka Stage Ayodya Stage Ratna Kanda Stage Wantilan Stage Ksirarnawa Stage

Event Children’s Gender Puppet Competition Joged Bumbung Exhibition Performance from West Bandung Tampun Juah Group performance Semara Pagulingan Art Music Performances by Pentas Marak Lestari Children’s Shadow Puppet Art Competition Foreign participation by Bonni Simoa

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This Feb. 7, 2014 file photo shows the United States team arrives during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Ralph Lauren’s love for the American flag and American style earned him high honors Tuesday, June 17, from the Smithsonian Institution, celebrating his five decades in fashion.

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A model wears a creation by Burberry Prorsum during London Collections for Men Spring/Summer 2015 at Kensington Gardens, central London, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

LONDON — They say fashion is a kind of make-believe — role-playing, if you will. Luxury fashion designers Burberry and Tom Ford have conjured up completely different images of what makes a stylish man for their new season menswear designs. While Burberry models donned colorful hats and soft flowing scarves, and looked like bookish artists, Ford’s men were cowboys through-andthrough in fitted jeans, boots and biker jackets. The two labels were showing Tuesday for London’s menswear fashion week, which features trendy young designers alongside the British capital’s famed traditional tailoring houses. Burberry — Britain’s most successful fashion label and leader in both men’s and women’s wear — drew a large crowd to its display, staged in a glass marquee in Hyde Park. The outfits came in arty prints and a rainbow of pretty colors, with everything from shades of turquoise and sea green to mustard,

purple and pink. Designer Christopher Bailey said the collection was inspired by antique English book covers and writers: Models carried oversized notebooks under their arms. Bailey said he believed men enjoy fashion just as much as women. “I think a guy shops in a slightly different way to a woman, but I think guys absolutely enjoy the aesthetic of clothes, as well as the whole idea of what fashion is,” he said. Ford looked to Santa Fe and America’s West — where the designer spent his early years — for inspiration. Best known for his sleek men’s suits, he said he was branching out to casual wear with jeans, sporty jackets and sneakers. The result was a collection featuring very little suiting, filled instead with suede and leather fringed jackets, cowboy boots and head-to-toe denim outfits. Ford did not stage a catwalk, choosing rather to host editors in a private show at his London office.

Place Ratna Kanda Stage Ayodya Stage Angsoka Stage Ksirarnawa Stage Ayodya Stage Wantilan Stage Ardha Candra Stage

Event Children’s Gender Puppet Competition Gambuh Dance Performance by Matra Etnika Ngelawang Dance Arja Dance performance Sasak Ajar Wali Art Group performance Children’s Gong Kebyar Exhibition

Legong Lanang Jaya Pangus performed at Bali Art Festival on Thursday, June 19, 2014. The performances of four men in this dance were able to capture audiences’ attention because they dance with graceful moves of Balinese women.

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DENPASAR - If Legong dance usually dance by women, Legong Lanang Jaya Pangus that performed during Bali Art Festival on Thursday, June 19, were performed by men. This legong dance was created by Anak Agung Gede Bagus Mandera Erawan. The performances of four men in this dance were able to capture audiences’ attention because they dance with graceful moves of Balinese women.

SINGARAJA - Buleleng with the richness in fishery and marine production starts to grow the potential of business in fish leather handicraft. The Yeh Pasih Group from Banjar Jawa village, Singaraja, starts producing fish leather products. The group has now started processing the fish leather into some kinds of craft products such as wallets, bags and other products. The development of potential in the fish leather crafts has got response from the Buleleng County. The county government held a technical training by bringing in an instructor who was expert in the field from the Ministry of Fishery and Maritime Affairs (KKP), Wednesday (Jun 18). Other than attended by group members, the housewives coalesced into the PKK of Banjar Jawa village were also involved in the training. The training was attended by Chairperson of the PKK Motivator Team of Buleleng, Mrs. Aries Suradnyana, accompanied by the Head of Buleleng Fishery and Maritime Affairs Nyoman Sutrisna. The Yeh Pasih Group Head of Banjar Jawa village, Nyoman Adi Arnaya, said the business was initially producing fish processed into semi-finished product. The product yielded was commonly known as fish leather tannery. Fish leather denoting a waste at Benoa Harbor could be processed with a mixture of specific substance and fillet machine to result in fish leather. After that, the products were sold in semi-finished condition to handicraft industry outside Bali. In the long run, Arnaya was trying to expand his business by processing the semifinished material to produce typical handicrafts of Buleleng. Then, the group with 20 members dominated by housewives could have produced some kinds of crafts such as purses, bags, and other crafts. “At first, I only produced fish leather in semi-finished. Later on, I tried to make a handicraft. In fact, the result was pretty good and some orders began to come,” he said. To support his business, added Arnaya, the availability of raw materials in Buleleng was relatively abundant. It happened because the cultivation of snapper, grouper and other types of fish at Sumberkima, Gondol (Gerokgak) and the surrounding areas produced many fish leather waste that could be processed into handicrafts. With the production capacity of 3,000 pieces of fish leather every month, confidently he could meet the raw material from the cultivation activities in Buleleng. Besides, there would be supply of raw materials from Benoa Harbor. “Other than relying on raw materials from Benoa Harbor, it is also available in Buleleng, especially in Gerokgak area from the cultivation of snapper, grouper and other types of fish. If the waste is thrown away as such, it will harm the environment. But with this business, we can prevent and bring in benefits to the community,” he added. Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Buleleng PKK Motivator Team, Mrs. Aries Suradnyana, accompanied by the Head of Buleleng Fishery and Maritime Affairs Nyoman Sutrisna said the willingness of Yeh Pasih group members from Banjar Jawa village to process fish leather posed a positive measure and needed to be expanded to other areas. This craft business was one of the creative industries benefiting small communities. To that end, Mrs. Aries Suradnyana promised to facilitate the fish leather processing group and provided them with supporting infrastructure. In addition, to improve the quality of their product, local government continuously conducted training by bringing in an instructor who was expert in its field, so that people had the skills to produce handicraft that ended in the increase in the family income. “It is very positive. Hopefully, this can be replicated by other communities and the government will constantly facilitate and enhance the ability of human resources through training as having been done at Banjar Jawa,” she said. (kmb38) Legong Jaya Pangus tells the story of the king Sri Jaya Pangus with queen Kang Ching Wie, who comes from China. After living together for so long they have not been blessed with offspring, until finally with the permission of Kang Cing Wie, King Jaya Pangus decided to do yoga meditation at Mount Batur. Along the way, he meets a beautiful princess named Dewi Danu. Jaya Pangus lied to Dewi Danu and

told her he still single. They were finally married and has a son named Mayadenawa. Kang Ching Wie, after waiting for so long, decided to search her husband in Mount Batur. The three people met and a battle to win back Jaya Pangus was happened. Legong dance performances Pangus Jaya is divided into several rounds, like pepeson, pengawak, pengipuk, pengecet, pesiat and pekaad. (wan)


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Mutilation case could affect image of Bali Bali Post

The police officers are inspecting the mutilation crime scene Chief of Klungkung Police, Ni Wayan Sri Yudatni Wirawati, added that forensic team was working hard to uncover the identity of the victim at Sanglah Hospital. As information received from Dudut, a forensic expert of Sanglah Hospital, 80 percent of the mutilation victims were female. In terms of the victim’s tooth structure, it did not indicate any filing as found in Balinese adult men in general. In addition, the results of examination also showed if the victim was estimated to be 20 years to 40 years old. Unfortunately, the full identities had not been known. “No residents reported on missing relatives,” the county police chief said.

Her party asserted that every effort had been made to speed up the investigation process, includes still browsing the other body pieces that had not been discovered. Police also examined a number of witnesses from the local people and seized a number of CCTVs from a number of tourist accommodation located not far from the scene. Crime scene consecrated

In the meantime, local people around the scene took the initiative to conduct ngulapin or purificatory ceremony. The resident who first found the pieces of victim’s body, Kadek Sutrisna, when met on

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Wednesday admitted to be restless and afraid. “All day I could not eat and do not dare to sleep,” he said. On that account, his mother Nyoman Tarini, 50, did the ceremony. Residents in the vicinity were also afraid. By evening, residents had shut their shop-stall and chose to stay at home. Meanwhile, since the area was considered spiritually impure, the headman of Gembalan, Wayan Sudiana, said that his party would soon conduct a pecaruan ceremony. His party would hold a meeting with village apparatus before implementing it because according to customary bylaw (awig-awig) the pecaruan ceremony should be carried out by the culprit. (kmb31)

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SINGARAJA - Coffee plants at Pancasari and Buyan village actually have the advantage to be developed further. The Head of Buleleng Agriculture and Livestock Agency, Nyoman Swatantra, said on Wednesday (Jun 18) the coffees plant had two functions namely keeping water or (hydrological func-

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CANGGU - What do you get when you combine talent, dedication, generosity, twenty five school children and a live band? A great night of musical theatre! Crowds have excitedly streamed into the The Canggu Club’s new look gym, minus their running shoes, to enjoy sell out performances of The Centre Stage production of Grease - The Broadway Musical! The recently renovated gymnasium, usually a symphony of whirring treadmills and clanging weights, was pumping out a different tune and boasting a completely new look on Friday June 6th and Saturday 7th as it was cleverly transformed into a Broadway theatre. Sell out crowds for all four performances watched on in awe as a cast of twenty five school children from ages nine to fourteen showcased incredible talent that had many members of the audience singing along with a smile. Under the artful tutelage of Centre Stage’s Melanie Jones with invaluable assistance from Caroline Farrell, Patricia Bos and Jodie Brittain, auditions for the stage production took place way back in November and rehearsals began in

SEMARAPURA - The murder case by mutilating the victim’s body received serious attention from the Bali Police. Deputy Chief of Bali Police, Gusti Ngurah Rahardja, came down in person on Wednesday (Jun18) to the crime scene to perform crime scene analysis at moor of Gembalan hamlet, Selat village, Klungkung, and two other crime scenes at Pesaban village, Rendang, Karangasem. Deputy Chief confirmed that his party formed a special team to handle the case so that police could soon reveal it. work hard to uncover the case. “This includes an extraordinary case because its sadism rate is very high,” he said. Deputy Chief of Bali Police worried if the sadistic case tarnished the image of Bali. With such level of sadism, where the victim’s body was skinned and cut into pieces, of course the case drew the attention of international community because the case occurred in Bali, known as a tourist destination of the world. He hoped the case would not further tarnish the image of Bali. “A security guard in Bali wound by snake has already got the attention for weeks, let alone this mutilation case. Hopefully, it will not (tarnish the image of Bali),” said Deputy Chief when alluded to the impact of this case to the security and tourism in Bali. Meanwhile, to search for the other body parts, a special team had immediately moved back around the scene where the victim’s head, waist, chest and leg bones were found.

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Prior to the scene, Deputy Chief gathered the ranks of Criminal Detective Unit from Klungkung, Bangli and Karangasem Police in Nusa Penida Building of Klungkung Police. A total of 89 police officers were in the room. After giving a briefing, Deputy Chief immediately formed a special team consisting of the investigators of Klungkung, Bangli, and Karangasem Police as well as backed up by Bali Police Criminal Detective. The team was divided into three, namely the administration of investigation team, the investigator team and the examiner team led directly by Chief of Klungkung Police, Ni Wayan Sri Yudatni Wirawati, assisted by Chief of Sub-directorate III General Criminal of Bali Police Mars Dianto. Formation of the team aimed to accelerate the disclosure regarding the identity of the culprit, victim and motive behind the most sadistic behavior in Bali. His party did not set any target for the team. He explained the special team would

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tion) and binding water as well as producing coffee. However, responding to the situation in the market price of coffee tending to go down, a lot of people switched professions and replaced their coffee plants with other commodities like vegetables and the like. “There must be an action to rekindle people to plant coffee because it can also prevent erosion and destruction to the en-

vironment around the Pancasari and Buyan village,” he said. Swatantra explained that most farmers switched to horticulture by planting vegetables and flowers as a commodity that could be sold quickly in the market. As a future projection, one of the appropriate commodities to be cultivated at Pancasari and Buyan village was coffee plant. “When farmers want to maintain

and develop the coffee plants properly, including wearing seeds and fertilizer, it would be able to revive the economy of farmers,” he explained. The Buleleng Agriculture and Livestock Agency was ready to make collaboration with the Buleleng Forestry and Plantation Agency to protect the environment and improve local economy through coffee cultivation. The

pattern of planting should be made into agricultural diversification. “We will deliver this intention to Forestry and Plantation Agency because the conversion of commodity from coffee to flowers will affect the sustainability of the area. We from Livestock Agency do not suggest farmers to plant flowers, but it is their (farmers—Ed) own choice,” said Swatantra. (kmb34)

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earnest in February. The cast and their teachers devoted exhausting hours to learning songs, perfecting dance moves and sourcing props and costumes. Well known songs were performed to music from a live band hidden in the “wings”. A detail many of the audience were unaware of until the final credits. The cast of ‘Grease’ had the audience glued to the stage as performers sang and danced their way convincingly through the two act show. After the final curtain, Ms Jones announced, “like all singing, dancing and acting showcases, it takes a committed community to bring together a cast of 25 and Grease was no exception.” She attributed special mention to media sponsors, assistance from hair

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and make professionals and especially to The Canggu Club for supplying the venue, assisting with staging, converting the gym into a theatre and ultimately providing the opportunity for the production to become a reality. In addition to the major sponsors of the event, Ms Jones also took time to thank the host of

Calendar Event for June 1 through July 12, 2014 1 Jun Pura Sakenan Serangan Denpasar Pura Dalem Pahuman Bhujangga Penatih Denpasar Timur Pura Alas Harum Batur Kintamani Pura Alas Angker Munduk Kintamani Pura Dalem Kawitan Empuaji Klungkung 4 Jun Buda Cemeng Langkir Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang Canggi Batuan Pura Luhur Batur Pucangan Buahan Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Dalem bangun Sakti Tamiang Kapal Dalem Bias Muntig Ped Nusa penida 8 Jun Pura Agung Petilan Pengerebongan kesiman Denpasar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kesiut Kangin Kerambitan Tabanan 10 Jun Anggarkasih Medangsia Pura Pesimpangan Gerya Sakti Yogaloka Lampung Selatan Pura Luhur Uluwatu Pura Bukit Pecatu Kuta badung Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud Pura Andakasa Karangasem Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung Pura Kawitan Arya Gelgel klungkung Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi Pura Suralaya Banda klungkung Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang Bangli Pura Pasek Gaduh Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Pusering Jagat Tampaksiring

Gianyar Pura Gerya Sakti Tulikup Gianyar Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud Pura Segara Ketewel Sukawati Pura Mertha Sari Mas Ubud 11 Jun Pura Gede Purancak Jembrana Pura Dalem Dauma Batuan Sukawati Pura Nataran Kacang Dawa Klungkung Pura Bhatara Gede Apol Ubung Denpasar Pura Puseh Brahmana Klungkung Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan Pura Dalem Sukahet Klungkung Pura Dalem MuasPahit Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman Dukuh Tegallalang Pura Desa Sanding Tampak Siring gianyar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Batan Buah Kesiman Pura Sahab Nusa penida Pura Dalem Cemara Serangan Denpasar 12 Jun Purnama Sasih Sadha Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Amertha Sari Rempoa Jakarta Selatan Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra Gianyar 15 Jun Kajeng Kliwon uwudan Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi 25 Jun Buda Kliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Padangbai Karangasem Pura Aer jeruk Sukawati Gianyar Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel Gianyar Pura Pasek Bendesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng

Pura Puseh Bebandem Karangasem Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Naga Sari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Batur Sari Ubud 27 Jun Tilem Sasih Sadha Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati 30 Jun Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan Pura Pasek Gelgel Kekeran Delod Yeh Mengwi 5 Jul Tumpek krulut Pura Pasek gelgel Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan Klungkung Pura Pedarman Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Penebel Tabanan Pura Benua Tarukan Besakih 9 Jul Buda Cemeng Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Kalah Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura Dalem Petitenget Kuta Badung Pura Dalem Pulasari Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kapisah Denpasar Selatan Pura Paibon Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pura Panti Penyarikan Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Pasar Agung Kediri Tabanan Pura Puaya Batuan Sukawati 11 Jul Hari Bhatara Sri 12 Jul Purnama Sasih Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati

parents and friends who gave up their time to help and provide their expertise. Despite the exhausting rehearsal schedule and gruelling set and costume changes, it was clear that the talented students involved in the show relished the experience of being a part of musical theatre in Bali.

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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Entertainment 3 Arrested Outside Taylor Swift’s Beach House

Jay Leno set for top US comedy honor Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON - The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will honor retired “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno with its Mark Twain humor prize at a gala in Washington on October 19, it said Wednesday. Leno, 64, who stepped down from the long-running NBC show in February after a remarkable 22-year run, will become the first late-night American talk show host to receive the coveted prize. “What an honor! I’m a big fan of Mark Twain’s. In fact, ‘A Tale of Two

Cities’ is one of my favorite books!,” quipped Leno in a Kennedy Center statement, referring to the Charles Dickens classic. Past recipients include Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin and Whoopi Goldberg.

RHODE ISLAND - Police in Rhode Island say they arrested three people outside Taylor Swift’s beachfront home after they accosted security guards at the singer’s property. Authorities say the three Connecticut residents were charged with misdemeanor breach of peace after they threw beer bottles and shouted expletives at the guards Sunday outside Swift’s house in the Watch Hill section of Westerly. Swift wasn’t at the home at the time. The Westerly Sun reports that police arrested 29-year-old Michael Horrigan of North Stonington, Connecticut, his 28-year-old roommate Tristan Kading and 26-year-old Emily Kading of Stonington, Connecticut. They were released on promises to appear in court. It’s not clear if they have lawyers. Phone listings for the three couldn’t be found Wednesday. Police have made two trespassing arrests on Swift’s property in the past year.

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Bali’s economy predicted to slow down in 2014

Tourists passed by a hotel project at Kuta, Badung Regency. Bank Indonesia predicted that the economic growth of Bali would slow down this year compared to that of previous years. This happened due to the slowdown of indicator of investment and development sector having the potential to restrain the rate of growth throughout 2014.

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LOS ANGELES — A judge has finalized Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s divorce nearly three years after the singers separated. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge finalized the couple’s breakup Monday, awarding the former couple joint legal custody of their twin children. The pair agreed that Lopez will have their son and daughter most of time, with Anthony caring for them for seven days a month. The singers also agreed that no child or spousal support was necessary. The judgment was first reported Wednesday by celebrity website TMZ. Anthony filed for divorce in April 2012, but the pair separated in July 2011. Anthony’s latest Spanish album “3.0” has been a hit. He announced earlier this year that he’s working an English-language pop album. Lopez released her latest album “A.K.A.” this week.

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DENPASAR - Bank Indonesia predicted that the economic growth of Bali would slow down this year compared to that of previous years. This happened due to the slowdown of indicator of investment and development sector having the potential to restrain the rate of growth throughout 2014.

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In this May 23, 2011 file photo, Jennifer Lopez, right, and Marc Anthony are seen before a Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony for entertainment producer Simon Fuller in Los Angeles.

“Based on the observation until this June, we estimate the economic growth of Bali will slow down for a whole year,” said the Representative Head of Bank Indonesia for Region III Bali-Nusra, Benny Siswanto. He said the slowdown economic growth of Bali was inseparable from the investment that had not indicated an improvement after the booming in the previous year. Similarly, this condition would also cause a slowdown in the construction sector in 2014. “Some risk factors such as the slowdown of investment indicators and construction sector, including the growth of cement consumption,

have the potential to restrain the growth rate this year,” he said. According to him, based on recent development, the trend on the slowing down in construction loans also caused the construction of housing units by developers to reduce for the whole of 2014. Even, until April, the overall credit growth remained to show a slowing trend. “We estimate the remaining strong growth in consumption will encourage an increase in inter-regional imports. The growth of foreign imports still shows an increasing trend. Definitely it potentially restrains the rate of growth,” he

explained. Nevertheless, Benny Siswanto expected the strong consumption and tourist arrivals in 2014 would be able to withstand the slowdown in economic growth this year. “For the second quarter, we estimate the economic growth will slightly increase in the range of 5.2 to 5.8 percent,” he said. It was supported by the optimism of some results of the survey carried out by Representative Office of Bank Indonesia for Region III Bali-Nusa such as the business activities that showed an increase, the increase in agricultural production as well as the sector of hotel and restaurant tax. The economic growth of Bali in the first quarter reached 5.43 percent, decreasing from 5.49 percent in the previous year. “Though growing slowly, the economy of Bali in the first quarter remains higher than the national growth reaching 5.21 percent,” he said. (kmb27)


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