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Tired celebs show up in NYC for ‘24 Hour Plays’

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NEW YORK — The stars were out in force on Broadway on Monday — and they were frantic. The coffeefueled benefit performance of “The 24 Hour Plays” was held at the American Airlines Theatre, an annual event in which more than two dozen actors — this time including Jesse Tyler Ferguson, James McAvoy, Jason Biggs and Zachary Levi — teamed up with six writers and six directors to write and rehearse a half-dozen plays over a single day. The event raised $500,000. to play her usual seductress, and so was cast as an assassin. Another actor wanted to die onstage and a third suggested he might like to be a murderer. Four people oddly brought clown props. There was a cramming-for-collegefinals feel about the venue in the hours before the show, with actors busy tweaking their lines and bonding over catered food or lounging about. The fact that several were “Saturday Night Live” veterans — Dratch, Pharoah and Taran Killam — seemed to help their moods. “I have a knack for retention,” Killam said. Although Lucas stunningly shaved his beard onstage, the evening belonged to Cross, a veteran of five previous shows. The comedian appeared in the last four plays uttering a single line: “Oh, come

Maria Bartiromo leaving CNBC after 2 decades

on. It’s just milk.” He explained that he didn’t have time to commit all day this year but managed to get lured onboard if he did just a walk-on. “That’s what it is for me: meeting celebrities,” Cross deadpanned backstage. “I just don’t get the opportunity to meet and chitchat — just small talk. I don’t want to talk about anything substantive. Just small talk with celebrities is kind of my thing.”

FILE - This Sept. 10, 2013 file photo shows actor Ewan McGregor at the press conference for “August: Osage County” at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Argentina’s Fernandez resumes work after surgery

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The six playwrights were David Lindsay-Abaire, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Lynn Nottage, Theresa Rebeck, Rachel Axler and Devin Mojica, a sophomore from New York University who earlier won a spot. Some of the other stars who showed up included David Cross, Gina Gershon , Sasha Alexander , Rachel Dratch, Rosie Perez, Diane Neal, Carmen Ejogo , Tim Daly, Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Michael Kenneth Williams, Bryan Greenberg, Josh Lucas, Jay Pharoah, Ben Shenkman, Krysta Rodriguez and Maggie Q. They were asked to audition with a prop and a costume, both of which often found their way into the final play. Frequently the actors wanted to show another side. Natalie Dormer asked not

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Protesters rally in Cairo’s Tahrir Square against security forces

WCup qualifier likely last match for NZ coach

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Indonesia reviews Australia cooperation

Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesia announced Tuesday that it is reviewing cooperation with Canberra over “hurtful” claims that its president’s phone was tapped, as Australia’s leader issued a qualified response that stopped well short of an apology. In a series of angry tweets, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said ties with Canberra had been damaged and “deplored” what he described as a lack of remorse on the part of the Australian prime minister.

His outrage over reports that his phone and those of his wife and ministers were targeted by Australian spies came a day after Indonesia recalled its ambassador from Canberra in protest. Indonesia is “reviewing the bi-

lateral cooperation because of Australia’s hurtful action”, Yudhoyono said in a tweet, referring to the accounts of spying in documents leaked by US intelligence fugitive Edward Snowden to Australian media. Indonesia and Australia are close strategic and trading partners and have traditionally worked together in many areas, including on antiterrorism initiatives and on the sensitive issue of asylum-seekers. “I also deplore the Australian

PM’s statement that wiretapping in Indonesia is considered a small thing, without any feeling of remorse,” Yudhoyono said. “The acts by the US and Australia are very damaging to their strategic partnerships with Indonesia, a fellow democratic country,” he added, referring to allegations the US has also been spying from its embassy in Jakarta. Following the president’s angry tweets, Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the Australian parliament that

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Yudhoyono was “one of the very best friends that we have anywhere in the world”. “That’s why I sincerely regret any embarrassment recent media reports have caused him.” But he added: “Australia should not be expected to apologise for the steps we take to protect our country now or in the past, any more than other governments should be expected to apologise for the similar steps that they have taken.”

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FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Maria Bartiromo attends The Third Annual DVF Awards held at the United Nations in New York.

Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES — CNBC says veteran anchor and reporter Maria Bartiromo is leaving the business news channel. Bartiromo’s contract ends Nov. 24, concluding 20 years with CNBC, the channel said Monday. The New York Times and others reported Bartiromo is joining Fox Business

Network. The Fox network said it had no immediate announcement to make Monday. The Drudge Report was first to report Bartiromo’s move. Bartiromo joined CNBC in 1993 after five years as a producer and assignment editor with CNN Business News. At CNBC, she pioneered daily live reporting from the floor of the New York Stock

Exchange and won an Emmy Award for a documentary on Google. Her high-profile work at CNBC and photogenic looks earned her the nickname “Money Honey.” Bartiromo anchors CNBC’s “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” and the syndicated “On the Money with Maria Bartiromo.” CNBC is owned by NBCUniversal.

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Australian tourists stroll along on white sand at Kuta Beach. Indonesia announced Tuesday that it is reviewing cooperation with Canberra over “hurtful” claims that its president’s phone was tapped.


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Bali News

Community leaders of Kubu ask improvement of damaged roads Amlapura (Bali Post)—

The Rejang Dewa Dance perfomance during the ceremony in Kentel Bumi Temple in Klungkung IBP/File

Peak of Pangusaban Jagat

Thousands of Hindu pilgrims throng Agung Kentel Gumi Temple Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Coinciding with full moon of the fifth month in Balinese calendar, Sunday (Nov 17), the Agung Kentel Gumi Temple implemented the climax of Pangusaban Jagat ritual. Peak of the ritual in the puseh temple of Bali region was attended by thousands of Hindu pilgrims across Bali. After carrying out the peak of the ritual, all the pilgrims were given the opportunity to say prayers for eleven days before being closed on Thursday (Nov 28). The Agung Kentel Gumi Temple is known as a part of the Tri Guna temples (trinity temple of Bali region). This Agung Kentel Gumi Temple serves as the puseh temple to invoke welfare of the universe; Batur Temple serves as village temple to invoke fertility of the universe; and Besakih Temple serves as the dalem temple of Bali. In accordance with the schedules of the pangusaban ritual in the Agung Jagat Kentel Gumi Temple, peak of the ritual is commenced with Caru Manca Sanak in the grand pavilion of the Agung Kentel Gumi Temple. It was officiated over by Ida Pedanda Gede Putra Manuaba from Geriya Gde Tusan and Ida Pedanda Gede Putra Dharma from Geriya Buda Tusan. After that, it was resumed with pangusaban ritual in the innermost courtyard of

the Agung Kentel Gumi Temple, around 2:00 p.m. This ritual was officiated over by Ida Pedanda Gede Putra Tembau from Geriya Gede Aan. As complement of the ritual, it was also performed a sacred Balinese dance, Rejang Dewa. At the same time, it was accompanied with majejiwan ritual at paselang of the Agung Kentel Gumi Temple graced with sacred dance like Baris Gede, Sidakarya Mask and Wayang Gedog Show. The majejiwan ritual was led by Ida Pedanda Gede Putra Dharma from Geriya Buda Tusan, Ida Pedanda Gede Putra Manuaba from Geriya Gede Tusan, Ida Pedanda Nyoman Telaga from Geriya Telaga Banjarangkan and Ida Pedanda Istri from Geriya Gede Tusan. Chairman of the Pangusaban Jagat Rit-

ual Committee, Ngakan Putu Gede Bawa, said that after carrying out the peak of the Pangusaban Jagat started on Monday (Nov 18), it was performed the nganyarin ritual by each county/municipality in Bali. He also still hoped that as long as the venerated deity was ready to receive the worship for eleven days, Balinese Hindus throughout Bali could say prayers as a form of devotion to Supreme God and its manifestation in the Agung Kentel Gumi Temple. The Agung Kentel Gumi is one of the kahyangan jagat (universal) temples located at Tusan Kawan hamlet, Banjarangkan customary village, Klungkung. This temple was founded by Mpu Kuturan and was then enhanced by Kresna Kepakisan Dynasty as a sanctum to worship Sanghyang Reka Bhuana. (kmb31)

Community leaders in Kubu, Karangasem, one of which is the hamlet chief of Muntig, Tulamben village, Made Suparta, asked the Regent of Karangasem I Wayan Geredeg in Kubu, Monday (Nov 18) to pave the damaged roads and the road having never been paved. The road, said Suparta, was very important for public transportation in purchasing water supply or selling the agricultural products. Suparta added that many roads were still required by community such as at Muntig. The roads were badly damaged, while condition of the road was up and down, and quite dangerous. He also asked the Regent of Karangasem to help connect the pipeline of clean water from Telaga Waja to residential center of Muntig community in particular, so that people could get their water closer. Meanwhile, another community figure asked the acceleration of water pipeline project at Telaga Waja so that it could function immediately and did not just bury pipeline. Similar opinion was delivered by community figure of Ban village, Kubu, that many roads and even the ones built through the labor-intensive project in 1984 had never been touched by asphalt so far. Meanwhile, a PKK member of Ban village, Ni Luh Seni, also expressed about the need for housewives to be provided with skill life training program such as weaving and making oblation of shoots of palm leaves. Seni said that to facilitate and streamline the training, it was required the establishment of women’s group. “After having a good weaving skill, we need to be helped with provision of information and marketing channel, so that housewives during long dry season can have a livelihood because there is no farming activity and raising livestock,” said Seni. On the other hand, the Regent of Karangasem, I Wayan Geredeg, promised to pay attention to the people’s expectation. He said that so far the construction of roads in Karangasem had reached 800 km. According to him, many roads had been smooth after being paved with hot-mix asphalt. The regent also paid attention to the need of empowerment program such provision of life skill training to communities such as weaving. As information, all this time the local housewives had owned life skill of weaving palm leaves. Since the quality remained inferior and their design was monotonous, their product was hard to be marketed because they were less attractive. At local market, their products were purchased at very low price. (013)

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InterContinental Bali voted “Luxury Wedding Destination” IBP

JIMBARAN - InterContinental Bali Resort is proud to be announced as the winner of the prestigious World Luxury Travel Awards 2013. The resort has been voted as the gLuxury Wedding Destinationh. The World Luxury Awards was established in 2006 to recognize the worldwide luxury hotel industry and legendary hotels with respect to overall service excellence. Over 1,000 hotels from 87 countries were nominated to participate in this yearfs award initiative. Winners for all 50 categories were judged purely on service delivery and effective management as voted for by international tour operators, travel agents and hotel guests. InterContinental Bali Resort is blessed with tropical landscape framed by a white sand beach that simply lends itself to be an ideal destination for weddings and affairs of the heart. Voted as the Luxury Wedding Destination reinforces that the

resort is indeed the ultimate destination in Bali to gMarry in Styleh. gWe also have a dedicated team to deliver impeccable service to every bridal couple, their friends and family and to ensure that we cater to all their needs for their special day. Couples from Japan, Korea, Europe and India come to our resort to fulfill their dream. We create experience and fond memories that last foreverh comments Mr. Michel Chertouh, General Manager of InterContinental Bali Resort. This is the one of the several accolade bestowed upon the resort recently. InterContinental Bali Resort was also voted as the Best Resort in Asia Pacific by Business Traveller Asia Pacific.

Calendar Event for November 2 through December 11, 2013 2 Nov Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan. Pura Taman Pule di Mas-Ubud. Pura Ularan di Takmung-Klungkung. Pura Bukitjati di Gulingan-Kawan Bangli. 6 Nov Buda Wage Langkir. Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan. Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud. Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang-Canggi Batuan. Pura Pasek Pertukangan Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi. Pura Masceti Desa Sanding-Tampak Siring. Puru Luwur Batur Pucangan Buahan-Tabanan. Odalan Alit di Pura Dalem Takuran di Cemenggoan Sukawati. Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih. Mr. Pasek Gelgel Silakarang. Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Kapal. Pura Dalem Bias Muntig Ped-Nusa Penida. 10 Nov Redite Pon Medangsia. Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan. 11 Nov Soma Wage Medangsia. Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung. Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar. 12 Nov Anggara Keliwon Medangsia. Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba di Yogyakarta-Sumur Lampung Selatan. Pura Luwur Uluwatu Pecatu Kuta Selatan. Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud. Pura Andakasa Karangasem. Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung. Merajan Kawitan Arya Kubontubuh Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi. Pura Suralaya Banda-Klungkung. Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang-Bangli. Pura Gadung Blahbatuh Gianyar. Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan. Pura Pasek Gadung Kerambitan Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Dalem Banyuning Barat-Buleleng. Odalan Sepen di Pura Puseh. Pura Desa Cemenggaon-Sukawati. Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Kubayan Mengwi. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Gegelang-Tabanan. Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Kahyangan) Tulikup Gianyar. Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud. 13 Nov Buda Umanis Medangsia. Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana. Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati. Pura Nataran Kacangdawa-Klungkung.

Odalan Bhatara Gede Apol di Ubung Denpasar. Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan-Klungkung. Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan. Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung. Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati. Pura Taman Tegalalang. Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa-Batanbuah-Kesiman. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Basangkawan. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida. Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati. 14 Nov Wraspati Paing Medangsia. Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan. Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra-Gianyar. 17 Nov Redite Keliwon Pujut. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran-Mengwi. 17 Nov Purnama Kelima. Aci-aci Penaung Bayu di Pura Batumadeg di Besakih. Pura Kentel Gumi di Batur Baangli. Pura Pedarman Agung, Satria Denpasar. Pura Pemerajan Agung - Pemecutan Denpasar. Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli. Pura Desa Pemenang di Lombok. Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel di Sumerta Denpasar. Pura Pasek Gobleg di Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Suranadi di Lombok. Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring. Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani. Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem. Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan. Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani. Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak di Songan Kintamani. Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Lebih. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Tulamben. Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan. Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja. Pura Suci Desa Tianyar Kubu Karangasem. Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. Pura Narmada di Lombok. Pura Segara di Ampenan Lombok. Pura Ularan di Seririt Buleleng. 24 Nov Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung. 26 Nov Anggara Wage Pahang. Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) di Besakih. Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah.

27 Nov Buda Keliwon Pahang. Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan. Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem. Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati. Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati. Pura Penataran di Batuyang-Batubulan. Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati. Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar. Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng. Pura Puseh di Bebandem-Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan. Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida. Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar. Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem. Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal. Pura Batur Sari Ubud. Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 2 Dec Soma Keliwon Krulut. Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mengwi Badung. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 7 Dec Tumpek Krurut. Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng. Pura Dalem Pemuteran di Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung. Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa di Besakih. Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tarukan di Bebalang Bangli. Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan (Ida Betara Empu Beradah) di Besakih. 8 Dec Redite Umanis Merakih. Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida. Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar. 11 Dec Buda Wage Merakih. Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar Selatan. Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan. Pura Desa Silakarang - Singapadu. Pura dalem Petitenget - Kerobokan - Kuta. Pura Dalem Pulasari - Samplangan - Gianyar. Pura Kubayan - Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar - Selatan. Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan. Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel - Sumerta - Denpasar. Pura Pasek Lumintang - Denpasar. Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan - Sanding - Tampaksiring. Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken - Kaba-kaba - Tabanan.

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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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Technology

Intel’s Haswell chip strong on PC gaming Associated Press Writer

ATLANTA — PC gaming has been a withering entity lately. Consoles rule, and game makers primarily target Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox as the game systems of choice. That hasn’t stopped PC gaming specialists from trying their best, though. Despite the dwindling number of quality PC game titles, the machines themselves are getting stronger. Intel’s latest processing chips, known as Haswell, easily handle the rigors of the most demanding PC games. These may be the waning days of PC gaming, but as far as technical heft, they could very well be the best. Here’s a look at a new gaming laptop and a desktop tower, both running Windows 8. They come from MSI and Digital Storm, two strong builders of high-quality gaming PCs: — MSI GT70 laptop ($2,799 for configuration with 3.4 gigahertz processor, 32 gigabytes of RAM): Calling MSI’s GT70 a laptop is technically true, but it’s a beast compare with the thin and light breed of laptops that dominate these days. But those trim and slim PCs aren’t optimized for gaming. This unit is large and in charge: The configuration I tested weighs 8.6 pounds and boasts a 17.3-inch screen, measured diagonally, with

a resolution of 1,920 pixels by 1,080 pixels for high-definition graphics. It has plenty of ports for accessories. The gaming gravitas, of course, is under the hood in the form of an Intel Core i7 3.4 gigahertz quadcore processor. Coupled with 32 gigabytes of internal memory, the maximum this processor can use, the GT70 handles a demanding blend of titles without a hitch or hang-up. There’s a generous 1 terabytes of hard drive space to store your games and 128 gigabytes of solid-state storage for faster access to data. “Wolfenstein,” a first-person shooter involving Nazis and supernatural powers, recommends systems with at least at a 2.4 gigahertz processor and 2 gigabytes of memory. The GT70 essentially stomps all over these recommendations. That’s the case with all the other titles I tested, including “Far Cry 3,” ‘’Crysis Warhead,” and “Risen.” The GT70 laughs at recommended specs. I couldn’t make this laptop

DETROIT — For years, the joke in the auto industry was that a massproduced car that runs on hydrogen was always a decade away.

That will change next year when Hyundai starts selling a Tucson SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. It will be the first mass-market vehicle of its type to be sold or leased in the U.S.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

GIPI protests against the USD 10 heritage policy

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MANGUPURA - Heritage protection policy intended for tourists visiting Bali reaped many protests from tourism businesspeople. It happened because the policy of charging a USD 10 donation was without involving the tourism businesspeople as stakeholders of government.

AP Photo/ Ron Harris

The Digital Storm “Virtue” desktop gaming computer is displayed on Nov. 18, 2013, in Decatur, Ga. It boasts an advanced liquid cooling system and the latest Haswell microprocesor from Intel, Corp. wilt even after toggling the screen resolution, shadows and graphics options to the highest settings. There was no buffering, lagging or glitches.

Everything runs smoothly because the internal technology has outpaced what game developers are throwing onto the shelves. I easily achieved more than 60 frames per second dur-

ing play on both “Wolfenstein” and “Crysis Warhead.” Anything less than that may look OK, but it isn’t even keeping up with the refresh rate on most modern monitors.

Hyundai to sell hydrogen-powered SUV in 2014 Associated Press Writer

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“These things are now ready for prime time,” John Krafcik, Hyundai’s North American CEO, said last week. His company plans to announce details of the new Tucson on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, a model poses next to a Hyundai Tucson facelift on display at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Even as the industry focused on battery-powered and hybrid cars, automakers such as Hyundai, Honda and Toyota kept up research on fuel cells. Now they appear to have conquered obstacles such as high costs, safety concerns and a lack of filling stations. These vehicles could help the companies meet stricter future fuel-economy standards. Automakers have been dabbling in hydrogen-powered cars since the 1960s. General Motors announced a test fleet of hydrogen-powered Chevy Equinoxes in the mid-2000s, and Honda leased about two-dozen FCX Clarity models for $600 per month starting in 2005. President George W. Bush allocated $1.2 billion for hydrogen research and said in his 2003 State of the Union address: “The first car driven by a child born today could be powered by hydrogen and pollution free.” But the program was largely scrapped by the Obama administration, which focused more on battery-powered vehicles. Hyundai now is making Bush’s forecast come true, beating other auto companies to the mass market with

Tucsons that have electric motors powered by a stack of hydrogen fuel cells. Hyundai plans to start selling the vehicles in Southern California and eventually spread to other areas as filling stations are built. Hyundai says it has overcome safety and storage issues with a rearmounted tank that has passed numerous crash tests without incident. As for filling stations, the California Air Resources Board says there currently are nine open to the public in the state. Legislators recently allocated about $200 million per year for 100 more, to be built by 2023. Also at the Los Angeles show, Honda Motor Co. is scheduled to show off a fuel-cell concept vehicle, which it says hints at the aerodynamic design of the next generation fuel-cell vehicle to be launched in 2015. Further details weren’t available. Toyota Motor Corp. is scheduled to unveil its own concept fuel-cell vehicle at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show. That one also is likely for distribution in the mass market in 2015. General Motors continues work on its fuel-cell vehicles.

gNecessarily, we must be involved in making such a policy. The policy will definitely have an impact on tourism in Bali. And we are the most affected party by the policy,h said Chairman of the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) of Bali Chapter, Ngurah Wijaya, when met on Monday (Nov 18). According to him, the policy was not appropriate to be applied amid the decline in the quality of tourists to Bali. Moreover, their arrival to the Island of the Gods had been charged with Visa on Arrival (VoA). gTheir visit to Bali has been already taxed. Of course, the additional donation becomes a burden for travelers. This should be considered by the government,h he said. He argued that in an effort to preserve the cultural heritage, the government should strengthen the existence of customary village as actor, not culture in the form of physical entity. gI prefer if the government reinforces the existence of customary village in maintaining their culture, not protecting the physical aspect of the culture itself,h he said. As reported previously, starting in

2014 foreign travelers spending holidays in Bali would be charged with a donation worth USD 10 as part of the heritage protection policy to be set forth in a gubernatorial regulation or regional bylaw of Bali province. Chairman of the Regional Budget Draft Committee 2014 of the Bali House, Wayan Gunawan, said that donation of heritage protection would be directed to the protection program of Balinese customs and culture. gWe are still discussing about this heritage protection. Currently, it is under consultation to the Minister of Home Affairs and the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) regarding the rules whether it will be in the form of gubernatorial regulation or regional bylaw,h he explained. Further, he said the heritage protection program was also an attempt to boost local government revenue and the funds raised would be then directed to the protection of Balinese customs, culture and the environment. gThe House strongly supports the endeavor to get a portion from foreign travelers coming to Bali through the heritage protection,h he said.

Tourists enjoying water activities at Serangan Island. He described that every foreign traveler visiting Bali would be levied at USD 10 upon arrival at Ngurah Rai Airport. From the donation fund, a half would go to regional cash for customary, cultural and environmental pres-

ervation and maintenance program of Bali. gMeanwhile, the remaining USD 5 is intended for the coverage of health insurance, accident and others for foreign travelers themselves,h he said.

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From the heritage protection, there would be an income approximately reaching IDR 150 billion to IDR 250 billion per year with the calculation that tourist arrival in Bali amounted to 6,000 people per day. (kmb27)

ICA highlights high salary of foreign chef in Bali Bali Post

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The Indonesian Chef Association (ICA) highlighted the presence of foreign chefs in Bali because their existence got special treatment in terms of salary (income).

MANGUPURA - The Indonesian Chef Association (ICA) highlighted the presence of foreign chefs in Bali because their existence got special treatment in terms of salary (income). gWhen compared, the salary received by local chef is far below that of foreign chef. The disparity is just like the sky and the earth. And we do not understand about this,h said the President of ICA, Henry Alexie Bloem, in Nusa Dua. According to him, the capability of national chef was not inferior to that of foreign chef. In terms of income, their salary was far lower. gThere is unfair treatment between foreign chef and local chef. Unluckily, it is our nation itself that has provided them with greater value,h he said. He explained that national chef with the same quality as that of foreign chef was only paid at the highest salary up to IDR 30 million. However, for a new foreign chef had received a salary at IDR 30 million. gNot only that, many foreign chefs become

the superior to national chef even though the foreign chef is still a junior,h he complained. The Head of Tourism and Creative Economic Resource Development Agency, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, I Gede Pitana, previously said that Indonesia could not stem the workers in tourism sector in Southeast Asian countries. It happened due to the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 agreement in accordance with the World Trade Organization (WTO) where there would be four movements namely goods, services, capital and people that could no longer be restricted. He said the agreement also signified that in 2015 no countries could hinder the movement of human resources, particularly tourism workers from the ASEAN countries, so that they could work in Indonesia and vice versa. To win the quality in the competition, all tourism workers in the country, according to the Government Regulation No.52/2012 concerning with Certification of Competence and Enterprises in Tourism Sector, were required to have a certificate of competence which measured the capability of a worker. (kmb27)


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Sudaji residents repair bridge by self-financing

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CAIRO - About 1,000 people marched in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Monday night to condemn the actions of Egyptian security forces and some voiced rare criticism of the army chief, raising tension on the eve of planned mass protests.

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The residents of Sudaji Village, Sawan, Buleleng repair a bridge at their village

Clean water crisis in Southern Badung Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Clean water crisis in the area of Southern Badung was highlighted again. Even, in the meeting of Commission C of the Badung House with relevant agencies on Monday (Nov 18), the House accused the quality of water services provided by the Municipality Waterworks or PDAM Tirta Mangutama of Badung County was increasingly disappointing. Besides, the Badung House also criticized the plan of Badung government to build a pipeline network in Southern Badung worked on in multiple years. The plan of project implementation by the Badung Human Settlement Agency (DCK) was accused of being disproportionate and paying less attention to the needs of community. In the meeting attended by the directors of PDAM Tirta Mangu-

tama, the Head of Badung Human Settlement Agency Ni Luh Putu Dessy Dharmayanti and the Head of Finance in the Badung Regional Secretariat Ketut Suyasa, Deputy Chairman of the Badung House I Ketut Suiasa admitted to be surprised because the clean water crisis in Southern Badung was getting worse. His party questioned and even admitted to be disappointed with the performance of the PDAM considered to

be incapable of meeting the needs of community. “What’s wrong with the performance of the PDAM Badung?” asked the politician from Pecatu. Additionally, Suiasa even proposed the establishment of a special committee to track and audit the performance of PDAM. Aside from providing disappointing services, the community also remained to pay the water service at expensive price. He also criticized the pipeline network development plan in Southern Badung that would cost about IDR 72 billion. The project under supervision of the Badung Human Settlement Agency was judged disproportionate in terms of budgetary absorption. In 2014, the budgetary absorption was only designed to reach 35 percent,

while in 2015 was designed at 65 percent. Supposedly, the proportion should be reversed. Thus, people could enjoy better service more quickly. “I’d like to propose in order the budgetary absorption in the first year can be at least 50 percent,” affirmed Suiasa. Similar opinion was also expressed by Chairman of Commission C, IGA Jaya Adhiputra. According to him, the proportion of budget and implementation period was unreasonable. “Large amount of budget in 2015 with the absorption of 65 percent even has shorter period of implementation than the one in the budgetary year 2014,” he protested. Responding to the criticism, the Head of Badung Human Settle-

ment Agency, Dessy Dharmayanti, revealed the budgetary absorption in the first year was small because it consisted of more construction projects. Meanwhile, in the second year was in the form of pipe procurement requiring much larger budget while the implementation time was shorter than the work in the first year. While waiting for the project completion and it could be functioning, her party hoped the PDAM got a solution to meet the needs of community. In the meantime, the Director of PDAM Badung, Made Subargayasa, explained that during the project implementation, the pipeline could not be branched. The only way was by providing water supply by tank truck. (kmb25)

Rampant land conversion

Flora -fauna for ritual cycle increasingly threatened Semarapura (Bali Post)—

In daily life, the Hindus are inseparable from the implementation of ritual or yajña. Ritual has become one of the three basic frameworks of Hinduism, other than tattva (philosophy) and susila (ethics). However, lately the Hindus are faced with an alarming situation. Flora and fauna used as a means of ritual have now been increasingly threatened. Ironically, such a threat comes from the

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Since the permanent bridge has not been built this year, the residents of Kaja Kauh hamlet and Singkung hamlet, Sudaji village, Sawan subdistrict, were forced to pay donation for emergency bridge repair at local village. From the donation, residents could raise fund up to IDR 11 million, including the support from Buleleng government and assistance from some donors. After collecting the donation, the residents had repaired the bridge through a mutual assistance since a few days ago. The repair was carried out by replacing the brittle slats. It was undertaken in order that people could pass through the bridge safely. Moreover, in a few days to come people will organize a cremation ceremony and the procession will pass through the bridge. Chief of Kaja Kauh hamlet, I Putu Suwenten, said that until Saturday (Nov 16) the bridge repair had spent a budget of IDR 8 million. “We cannot replace the whole wooden slats,” he said. Such emergency bridge was built after the permanent bridge was hit by flash flood in March 2012. After more than a year, condition of the emergency bridge was getting more porous so that residents worried to pass on the bridge. Meanwhile, the Buleleng government would just plan the construction of the new permanent bridge in 2014. (kmb15)

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rampant land conversion in Bali. It was revealed in the high priest meeting of Klungkung County held recently. One of the community leaders becoming a speaker in the meeting was Dewa Soma. He said the rapid and uncontrollable economic development had resulted in rampant land conversion annexing the areas of ritual flora and fauna. “Flora and fauna used in ritual are increasingly scarce and hard to find out. If any, their existence is rarely known.

Meanwhile, ritual execution in Bali is getting livelier such as the mamungkah, ngenteg linggih, ngusaba, piodalan, ngaben, mamukur, tawur or mecaru and others,” he said. Although Manawa Dharmasastra scripture justified and provided an alternative means of the ritual instead of the rare and extinct means, he said it was not mistaken if Balinese people maintained the flora and fauna to sustain the ritual cycle. Every ritual requiring plants and

animals should be accompanied with the effort to preserve them. Similar effort should also be carried out to the existence of animals in the rice field and river area by preserving their survival. The animals in need were such as beunteur, crab, nymph, snail and so forth. Thus, when Hindu communities organized a ritual they would have no trouble to get them. Even, according to him, the government should also play a proactive role related to such condition.

“Not all ritual paraphernalia are sold in the market,” he said. Dewa Soma said the extinction of flora and fauna used for the offerings were not only due to farmland conversion into housing, but also due to behavioral pattern of current farmers rampantly using pesticides. Such behavior was considered to have influential impact on the extinction of nymph, snail and other rice field aquatic fauna used to support the rituals in Bali.

Large numbers of demonstrators were expected to turn out on Tuesday, extending turmoil that has dogged Egypt since the army ousted elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and has wrecked investment and tourism in the major, U.S.-allied Arab state. Monday’s rally began in the afternoon to commemorate people killed in clashes with security forces two years ago, then turned into chanting against General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whose forces toppled Mursi in July. Army and police who had been stationed by armoured personnel carriers after sealing off Tahrir melted away by the time the protesters arrived at the square, the heart of the 2011 popular uprising that ejected autocrat Hosni Mubarak. “A word in your ear, Sisi, don’t dream of being my president!” the protesters yelled. It was not clear why army and police units made no attempt to stop the demonstrators. Sisi has become wildly popular in Egypt since Mursi’s exit, and many believe he would win if he runs for president in elections expected next year. But some Egyptians are opposed both to Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood

and the current military-steered government, and they dominated the Tahrir Square rally. Tuesday’s expected mass protests will commemorate the second anniversary of the deaths of 42 people opposed to the military council ruling Egypt at the time in clashes with security forces on Mohamed Mahmoud Street, near Tahrir. The army toppled Mursi a year after he took over from the generals who have dominated Egypt for decades. A major element in the instability plaguing Egypt since then has been militants based in the volatile Sinai who have stepped up violence since July, killing security forces almost daily in the peninsula near Israel. Militant operations in Cairo have stirred concern that an Islamist insurgency could take hold beyond the Sinai in the Arab world’s largest country, which contains the Suez Canal, the vital, quickest sea route between Asia and Europe. The army says a political roadmap will lead to free and fair elections and stability to Egypt, where the revolt that brought down Mubarak in February 2011 raised prospects for democracy after decades of authoritarian rule.

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Egyptians hold a large banner with Arabic that reads, “the borders of Egypt’s revolution, with the country of occupied Tahrir Square,” at the entrance of Mohammed Mahmoud street in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

HIGH-PROFILE SHOOTING On Sunday, Interior Ministry Lieutenant-Colonel Mohamed Mabruk was shot dead outside his home in Cairo’s Nasr City district, the highest-profile killing in Cairo since Mursi’s overthrow following mass unrest against his rule. The attack occurred three days after a three-month curfew and state of emergency were lifted. Mabruk, who was gunned down by masked men, was in charge of monitoring the Muslim Brotherhood

movement in the Interior Ministry’s National Security division. “Our investigations point to Islamic jihadists carrying out this assassination with political motives,” a security official told Reuters. “They were taking revenge on Mabruk because he took care of a very highprofile file.” A small minority of hardcore activists are using the anniversary of the November 2011 clashes on Mohamed Mahmoud Street to highlight the actions of security forces who

have acted mostly with impunity in political upheaval since 2011. In unusual defiance of the army, some activists wrote on social media about their desire to overthrow what they call the new “military junta”, a reference to the interim government installed by the army after Mursi’s removal. “Our goal must be summed up as the downfall of the ruling military junta,” an activist said on a Facebook page set up to organise the protests that begin this evening.

Typhoon survivors rally city: ‘We shall overcome’ Associated Press Writer

TACLOBAN, Philippines — A Roman Catholic priest led dozens of displaced typhoon survivors on a march through this shattered city on Tuesday, seeking to boost its spirits. The marchers sang “We shall overcome” as they toured parts of Tacloban, at one point skirting some unburied corpses in bags by the roadside. The Rev. Robert Reyes, an activist priest known for running long distances across country to draw attention to social issues, said the marchers were living in a church and a sports stadium. “This is not an ordinary march. We call it the walk to overcome,” said Reyes. “This is part of what we call psycho-social therapy where you listen to the victims of AP Photo/Wally Santana the disaster but you also make them believe A typhoon victim reacts after being held back from a departing evacuation flight at the airport that they can actually heal themselves.” Typhoon Haiyan cut a path across eastern in Tacloban, Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

and central Philippines on Nov. 8, with some of fastest wind speeds on record. It killed or has left missing more than 5,000 people and displaced an estimated 4 million people. A major international relief mission is underway to help the survivors, many of whom will be dependent on aid for months to come. The airport in Tacloban, which was almost entirely destroyed in the storm, has emerged as relief hub, with scores of aid flights arriving each day carrying food, water, medicine, generators and heavy lifting equipment. The pace has picked up markedly in recent days compared to the chaos in the immediate aftermath of the storm. “It looks completely different to when I came in last week,” said Valerie Amos, the United Nation’s humanitarian chief. “I’m really delighted that so much progress has been made, so much more aid is going out, and the people are getting the vital supplies that they need.”


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Bangladesh garment deal should be global Agence France-Presse

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Chinese men chat near American made helicopters displayed in Beijing, China, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Foreign investment into China rose 5.77 percent on year in the first 10 months of 2013, the government said Tuesday.

Foreign investment in China up 5.77% Agence France-Presse

BEIJING - Foreign investment into China rose 5.77 percent on year in the first 10 months of 2013, the government said Tuesday. Foreign direct investment (FDI), which excludes financial sectors, totalled $97.0 billion for January-October, the Ministry of Commerce announced. For October alone FDI increased 1.24 percent to $8.42 billion, the ministry said. Ministry spokesman Shen Danyang said in a statement that in the first 10 months, “investment in

China from the 10 Asian countries and regions, the EU and the US maintained rather fast growth”. Investment from the European Union jumped 22.3 percent year-on-year to $6.40 billion during the January-October period, while that from the United States increased 12.4 percent to $3.04 billion. By far, most investment into

China comes from a group of 10 Asian countries and regions including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand and Singapore. FDI from that region rose 7.18 percent to $83.6 billion in the year to October. China’s overseas investment increased 20.0 percent year-onyear to $69.5 billion during the same period, the ministry said.

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ton Post Co. for decades before the sale concluded October 1. Graham Holdings has retained some media assets including several television and cable properties, and the Slate Group, which operates Internet news operations, in addition to its Kaplan educational business. Bezos, the founder of Amazon,

closed a $250 million deal to take the newspaper private and seek to reverse the declines experienced at the Post. The deal included the well-respected daily newspaper, its free commuter edition The Express, the Spanish language newspaper El Tiempo Latino, and Robinson Terminal, a warehouse asset.

Newspaperless Post Co. changes name to Graham Holdings WASHINGTON - Weeks after the sale of the Washington Post newspaper to entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, the former parent company said Monday it was changing its name to Graham Holdings. The name comes from the family which operated the Washing-

GENEVA - Measures by top Western retailers to improve safety in Bangladesh’s garment factories after a disaster that claimed more than 1,000 lives should be adopted worldwide, a top UN official said Monday. “It’s clear we shouldn’t make a double standard,” said Gilbert Houngbo, deputy director general of the International Labour Organization. “In Bangladesh, yes, but we have to make sure that the other countries, in the region and also in other regions, have it,” the former prime minister of Togo told reporters. The garment sector was spurred into action by April’s collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex near the Bangladeshi capital Dkaha, which claimed 1,135 lives in one of the world’s worst ever industrial disasters. The tragedy, coming in the wake of a factory fire in November 2012 that killed 117 people, led to pledges from bigname Western retailers and the Bangladeshi government to improve conditions. Planned measures include more frequent fire and construction-safety inspections as well as expanded union rights. Critics who have long pointed to risky conditions in the factories of the developing world note bitterly that it took more than 1,000 deaths in a single tragedy to jolt the sector into action. “Unfortunately this is always what makes the whole international community, and national communities, move,” Houngbo said as he launched an ILO report on the Bangladeshi economy. “My only hope is that, at least, for Bangladesh, there will be no repeat,” he added. Bangladesh’s $22 billion (16 billion euro) garment industry is the world’s second largest after China’s and exports 80 percent of its output to Europe and North America, giving their retailers huge clout in its economy. The sector is a top employer, but its four million workers, most of whom are women, are paid as little as $38 a month. In the face of growing labour unrest following April’s disaster, Bangladesh has opted to hike the sector’s minimum wage by 76 percent to $68 beginning in December -- only the fourth pay increase since 1985. Unions complain however that skilled employees have been deprived, and further note that some bosses are cutting food and transport allowances to offset the wage hikes. Even the new wage level will leave Bangladeshi garment workers behind their counterparts in other major exporting nations such as Cambodia, where the figure is $80, Sri Lanka ($73) and Vietnam ($78). The wage issue has become sharply political in Bangladesh, with pro-government unions accepting $68 and left-leaning labour groups demanding $100. It has also fed into broader strife. Bangladesh has been reeling from a spate of violence since late October after the opposition launched protests to force Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to resign and make way for elections in January. Houngbo said he feared politics could distort efforts to improve labour standards. “I really hope to be wrong, but after the election, depending on how it goes, and if the international and media attention is a bit off, if this is off-radar, what will be the impact? This is really the danger,” he said.

BANGLI - Heavy rain flushing the area of Bangli lately triggered the increasing volume of waste that piled up in a ditch along the road at Kayubihi village, Kubu municipality, Bangli. The overflowing waste even filled the roadway connecting Bangli region to Kintamani. Existence of the waste indirectly interfering with the smoothness of road users was inseparable from the lack of public awareness in keeping the environment clean. As observation of Bali Post on Monday (Nov 18), aside from bringing along rubbish, the flood water caused by recent heavy rain also brought sand and gravel onto the street. Sand and gravel caused the highway very slippery and hazardous for the riders to pass. Not only that, a pile of plastic waste and leaves jamming the gutter so far also kindled a slump spectacle on the road section. One of the road users, Wika Mahayana, when met at location complained about the rubbish spilling onto the street. Not as usual, due

to the overflow of rubbish onto the street made him have to be careful when crossing the road. It happened because condition of the provincial road was very slippery as filled with gravel, sand and rubbish. To anticipate any undesirable thing due to such slippery road, a number of local residents were forced to worked together to clean up the rubbish and gravel on the street. It was undertaken solely in order not to endanger the road users and to eliminate the impression of slum due to rubbish overflowing onto the street. (ina)

Star-hotel occupancy rate in Bali reaches 63 percent

Occupancy rate of star-rated hotels in Bali until September reached an average of 63.76 percent. Such room occupancy rate has increased compared to the previous month, reaching 62.64 percent. The Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gede Suarsa, said the highest star-rated hotel occupancy rate occurred at five-star hotel reaching 55.26 percent. Meanwhile, the lowest occurred in two-star hotel reaching 57.66 percent. “The average length of stay both of foreign and domestic tourists in starhotel through September reached 3.20 days. This figure is also higher than that of previous month reaching 2.99 days. When viewing totally, the length of stay of foreign tourists is longer than that of domestic ones,” Suarsa Gede said in Denpasar. By county or municipality, said Gede Suarsa, the highest average length of stay occurred during that period in Tabanan County, namely for 3.64 days and the lowest occurred in Buleleng regency, for 1.89 days. “The increase in hotel room occupancy rate is inseparable from the surge in tourist arrivals to Bali. We recorded the number of foreign tourist arrival in Bali in September rose 18.75 percent or 305,629 people,” he said. He explained the most tourists making a visit to the Island of the Gods were from Australia, PRC, Malaysia, Japan and France. “Contribution of Australia to Bali tourism remains on top rank, reaching 23.36 percent, while the lowest was that of France at 4.92 percent,” he said. It was mentioned the countries experiencing the largest increase in the number of foreign tourist arrival in the period of January-September 2013 compared to the previous year was Taiwan at 25.78 percent. Meanwhile, the largest decline happened to England at 1.29 percent. “Indeed, the tourist arrival to Bali fluctuates depending on the season. Based on our database, the trend each year shows off an increase,” he said. (kmb27)

The tourists are waiting inline to board the boat

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Heavy rain flushing the area of Bangli lately triggered the increasing volume of waste that piled up in a ditch along the road at Kayubihi village, Kubu municipality, Bangli.

Balinese Script: A key to open asset of Bali IBP

Except for oral tradition, Balinese community also has written traditions. It is inseparable from the spread of Hinduism and Buddhism in Indonesia during the ninth to tenth centuries. At the time Devanagari and Pallawa script were widely used to perform written inscriptions immortalizing important events. Thanks to these two scripts that implanted important basic in the origin of Balinese script. At a glance, Japanese scripts (Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji) have similarity to Balinese script in terms of its functions. Balinese script has three types involving the wreastra (to inscribe common words), swalalita (borrowing words from Old Javanese and Sanskrit), and modre (holy syllables). Departing from this similarity, Bali should be able to take a spirit to develop itself. If Japanese language can play important role in the regions most visited by its tourists, Bali ideally should be able to play the role at least at home. JATA Ecotourism Handbook mentions some important points regarding to ecotourism namely the principle of treasuring and preserving irreplaceable nature and precious cultural assets (including language and script); and the guidelines including to value and respect cultural assets and his-

torical sites and to try to communicate in the local languages. On seeing these, language and script denote important cultural asset in ecotourism development. An expert in Balinese language, once told that in Leiden, the lontars manuscript are stored in a very secure room. In order to see (read) it; one should pass through at least three security layers. Then, another point is an important lontar was once handed over to the former President Megawati by the Queen of the Netherlands in person. These indicate that how important assets the lontar manuscripts are. Have the Balinese given the same attention to theirs? Probably, only some have done it, while some others prefer to leave theirs obsolete at home without knowing what subject matter it contains. As a tourist destination Bali has a great potential to introduce this asset to visitors. Moreover, script as a medium to record important thinking, ancient tradition and literary works is worth giving serious attention. The problem is that how to make the preservation go hand in hand with the ëbusiness.í It needs a business touch packaging the leisure travel and study on the native language of the destination. And more specifically, how to make the publication written in Balinese language and script that can attract others (beyond Balinese community) to

know and read it? Of course, it should feature something beneficial for them. Up to these days, Balinese characters are only widely used in the writing of lontar (palmleaf) manuscripts. Meanwhile, for commercial book, magazine or publication for public consumption is almost unavailable. Ideally, there are regular publications using the native language (basa Bali) and Balinese script (aksara Bali). By doing so, both can be used to express Balinese culture and accommodate the needs of modern community. Through the media, both can feature relevant subject matter to modern living. On that account, the preservation will not stop at the competition of lontar inscription, writing of labels like the names of street in Denpasar, shop (along Jalan Gajah Mada), and board sign of governmentís office, but keeps on meeting the demand of the usersí life. In short, Balinese scripts (along with Balinese language) should be able to accommodate the needs of its users today. They are becoming both an icon of Balinese community and a medium to express the usersí mind, emotion and communication in wider context as other languages and scripts do. Therefore, they should go hand in hand with time and make them not be left behind by its users!


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Argentina’s Fernandez resumes work after surgery

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BUENOS AIRES - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez resumed her duties on Monday and appeared for the first time on television after undergoing brain surgery five weeks ago. The 60-year-old Peronist leader had an operation on October 8 to remove blood that had pooled on the surface of her brain after falling and bumping her head. She had not made an official public appearance or speech since then, leaving a five-week political vacuum in Latin America’s third biggest economy. “Thank you ... to the thousands of Argentines who have been praying for me,” a smiling Fernandez said in a televised address. Sitting on a sofa, she appeared healthy. On a table was a vase of red roses she said had been sent by a well-wisher. She also displayed an oversized stuffed black-and-white penguin, which she said was another gift. For a moment she held a small white dog she said was sent to her by one of the brothers of Hugo Chavez, the late left-wing leader of Venezuela and a political ally of Fernandez. The president’s absence had been conspicuous in a country accustomed

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez poses with her dog at the Olivos Presidential residence in Buenos Aires in this November 18, 2013 handout supplied by the Argentine Presidency. to her centralized leadership style and frequent speeches. Her office said her agenda on Monday was confined to meetings with senior officials. She has not yet been cleared for air travel and is scheduled for another medical checkup on December 9. As she enters the final two years of her second term, Fernandez faces a possible new round of protests from farmers who say her policies

hurt their profits. High inflation, clocked by private analysts at 25 percent, rising crime, an over-valued currency and dwindling foreign reserves are also concerns. Fernandez’s supporters suffered heavy losses in mid-term elections on October 27 that ended her chances of securing a change to the constitution that would have enabled her to run for a third term in 2015.

NASA launches spacecraft to study Mars atmosphere

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Cape Canaveral - NASA on Monday launched its unmanned MAVEN spacecraft toward Mars to study the Red Planet’s atmosphere for clues as to why Earth’s neighbor lost its warmth and water over time. The white Atlas V 401 rocket carrying the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) orbiter blasted off on schedule at 1:28 pm (1828 GMT). “Everything is looking good,” said NASA mission control. The flawless liftoff of the $671 million spacecraft kicked off the 10month journey to the Red Planet. Arrival at Mars is scheduled for September 2014, with the science mission of the solar-wing paneled orbiter set to begin two months later. The probe is different from past NASA missions because it focuses not on the dry surface but on the mysteries of the never-before-studied upper atmosphere. Much of MAVEN’s year-long mission will be spent circling the planet 6,000 kilometers (3,800 miles) above the surface. However, it will execute five deep dips to a

distance of just 125 kilometers (78 miles) above the Martian landscape to get readings of the atmosphere at various levels. Researchers have described the mission as a search for a missing piece to the puzzle of what happened to Mars’ atmosphere, perhaps billions of years ago, to transform Earth’s neighbor from a water-bearing planet that might have been favorable for life to a dry, barren desert. “MAVEN is the first spacecraft devoted to exploring and understanding the Martian upper atmosphere,” the US space agency said. “The spacecraft will investigate how the loss of Mars’ atmosphere to space determined the history of water on the surface.” One of its three scientific tools is a solar wind and ionosphere gauge called the Particles and Fields Package, built by the University of California at Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory. A second tool, called the Remote Sensing Package, was built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado and will determine global

characteristics of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere. The third instrument, the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer, was built by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. It will measure the composition and isotopes of neutrals and ions. “With MAVEN, we’re exploring the single biggest unexplored piece of Mars so far,” said the mission’s principal investigator, Bruce Jakosky. NASA has sent a series of rovers to explore the surface of the Red Planet, including its latest, Curiosity, which arrived last year. The deep space orbiter launched earlier this month by India seeks to find traces of methane from Mars and may arrive two days later than the US spacecraft. The science goals of the two do not overlap much. The Indian probe will be searching for methane which could prove the existence of some ancient life form, while the US probe seeks answers about the planet’s climate change. MAVEN’s findings are expected to help pave the way for a future visit by humans to the Red Planet, perhaps as early as 2030, NASA has said.

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Explosions near Iranian Embassy in Beirut kill 10

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INDONESIA A woman dies of bird flu

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BEIRUT — Two explosions struck Tuesday near the Iranian Embassy in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, killing at least 10 people, wounding scores and causing wide damage to the mission and nearby buildings. The mid-morning blasts hit Beirut’s upscale neighborhood of Janah, a Hezbollah stronghold. One explosion blew out the large black main gate of the Iranian mission, damaging the three-story facility. It was not known if anyone inside was hurt. Debris was scattered on the street and cars were on fire as people ran away from the chaotic scene. The second blast was meters (yards) away from the embassy building. The explosions killed 10 and wounded more than 30, said a Lebanese security official, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. An Associated Press photographer counted at least five bodies after the blasts in south Beirut. AP video showed firefighters extinguishing flames from vehicles, bloodspattered streets and bodies covered with sheets on the ground. A charred motorcycle stood outside the embassy gate. It was not immediately clear what had caused the blasts, and reports varied. Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency said one of the blasts was carried out by a suicide attacker on foot while the second was a car bomb. An armed guard of the Iranian embassy told AP that the first blast was believed to have been carried out by a suicide attacker who rode a motorcycle and blew himself up outside the gate. The other explosion, which caused much more damage, was a car bomb, the guard said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to media. Heazbollah’s Al-Manar TV said 17 people were killed while Iran’s Press TV put the death toll at 15.

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JAKARTA - An Indonesian woman living near the capital Jakarta has died of bird flu, the health ministry said, the latest death from H5N1 in the country hardest hit by the virus. The 31-year-old housewife from Bekasi in West Java province is the 163rd fatality from the virus in Southeast Asia’s biggest nation, the ministry said in a statement seen Monday. She came down with a fever last week and the bird flu virus was diagnosed but she died before medics could get her to a hospital for specialised treatment, it said. Officials suspect she contracted the virus either from a pet bird in her house or from coming into contact with poultry in her neighbourhood, it added in a statement. Indonesia has recorded 195 cases of bird flu, according to ministry figures.

Illegal dentists bite back after ban

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Indonesia reviews... From page 1 Indonesia said Monday it was “flabbergasted” by the allegations that the president and nine of his inner circle had their phones targeted. The documents, leaked to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Guardian newspaper, show that Australia’s electronic intelligence agency tracked Yudhoyono’s activity on his mobile phone for 15 days in August 2009, when Labor’s Kevin Rudd was prime minister. At least one phone call was reportedly intercepted. Weeks before, twin blasts at luxury hotels in the Indonesian capital -- the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton -- had killed seven people, including three Australians, as well as two suicide bombers. The list of tracking targets also included Yudhoyono’s wife Ani, Vice President Boediono -- who was in Australia last week -- former vice president Jusuf Kalla, the foreign affairs spokesman, the security minister and the information minister, the reports said. Indonesian ambassador Nadjib Riphat Kesoema headed to the airport in Canberra on Tuesday and told reporters he does not know how long he will be out of the country. “I think a good explanation will be the best way to ease the problem,” he said. There was also growing anger among ordinary Indonesians Tuesday, with a message spreading on social media that urged people to sound their car horns outside the Australian embassy as a protest. “Wiretap this!” tweeted one user, who said he would join the noisy protest. The two countries work together in numerous areas including trying to stop asylum-seekers boarding boats in Indonesia and heading to Australia. Australia also helped train Indonesia’s elite anti-terror squad in the wake of the 2002 Bali bombings which targeted Australian tourists. Indonesia is also the biggest recipient of Australian aid money and there are numerous cultural and educational exchanges between the neighbours. Australian firms are important investors in Indonesia, particularly in the mining sector. However, the relationship has come under strain since Abbott took power in September due to his policy of turning asylum-seeker boats back to Indonesia. Indonesia earlier this month also summoned the Australian ambassador over reports the embassy was being used for surveillance as part of a US-led spying network. Former US National Security Agency contractor Snowden was given asylum in Russia in August, to the fury of the United States where he is wanted on espionage charges following disclosures that have provoked international uproar.

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Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah attended summoned by KPK on Tuesday.

KPK questions governor over alleged corruption Antara

JAKARTA - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) questioned Banten Provinces Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah on Tuesday over her alleged involvement in corruption during the procurement of medical equipment for the province. “I will give a clarification to the KPK about these allegations,” Ratu Atut stated before entering the KPK building for the interrogation. Meanwhile, KPK Spokesman Johan Budi pointed out that investigators had questioned several high ranking officials in the Banten Provinces Health department regarding the corruption allegations.

Earlier, the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) in its report had highlighted three indicators of misappropriation in the procurement of medical equipment in the Banten Province, which was reportedly worth Rp30 billion. According to the report, in many instances incomplete equipment had been ordered or equipment that was unsuitable as per the specifications

required. Some equipment was also found missing during inspection. Apart from investigating corruption allegations in the Banten Province, the KPK has also launched a probe into a similar case in the South Tangerang district (part of the Banten Province), in which Chosiyahs half brother Tubagus Chaeri Wardhana alias Wawan is a suspect.

JAKARTA - For more than 30 years, Indonesian dentist Edi Herman has been fixing the teeth of Jakartans in the rusty chair of his tiny shop, advertising his services with a huge poster of sparkling pearly whites on blood-red gums. He is one of thousands of low-cost, unlicensed dentists, whose small stores with their lurid signs can be found nestling in grimy alleys and wedged between red-tiled houses across the capital. But after years of horror stories about people suffering terrible damage at the hands of unscrupulous practitioners with neither clean tools nor training, the government moved to ban them from all dental work in 2011. The unlicensed dentists are fighting back, however. They have managed to get the ban overturned after challenging it in the constitutional court -- and are now demanding the right to practice. “We demand to be granted a licence so we can operate legally. We will never give up our fight,” said Dwi Waris Supriyono, chairman of the Informal Dentists’ Association. For Herman, 56, a ban would have destroyed his livelihood and stopped him from practising a trade passed down to him and his brothers by their father. “The government wants to put us out of business,” said Herman, dressed in a faded T-shirt and sarong, as he puffed on a clove cigarette waiting for his next patient at his central Jakarta shop. “But I’ve been doing this since 1980, and I don’t want to lose my job.” Wanting to protect their livelihoods, the informal dentists -- who can be found all across Indonesia -- argue that they are the only realistic option for many in a country where millions live in abject poverty. Herman charges only 50,000 rupiah (around $4.50) for a simple scaling job, and 1,500,000 rupiah (around $140) to fit a brace -- four to five times lower than prices at professional, licensed dentists. It is also much easier to find an informal dentist. The health ministry estimates there are 75,000 of them in Indonesia, compared to 35,000 licensed practitioners. The government insists that numerous tales of dental disaster at the hands of unlicensed practitioners vindicates its drive to impose a ban. One such case is that of cleaner Fitri Hayati, whose attempts to get her teeth straightened at two illegal dentists in Jakarta were far from successful. The 24-year-old was fitted with braces but one tooth has been pushed down so it now looks longer than the others, and she said she suffers from “unbearable pain”. “I can’t eat or sleep as my whole mouth is in pain since I started wearing these braces,” she told AFP. Senior health ministry official Untung Suseno Sutarjo accused unlicensed dentists of “putting our people at risk for their own gain. “These practitioners have no qualifications. They use tools which have not been cleaned or sterilised properly.”


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Lovina Beach

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International IBP BULELENG - Lovina is one of the famous tourist places in north part of Bali which own beautiful of calm sea water, blackish chromatic sand and the sea with its dolphin. One of the favorite fascinations in Lovina is dolphin watching tour. Hundreds of dolphins can be seen in the morning time around 1 km offshore. We can see the dolphin attractions in this place like jumping. It is not fail to draw if the tourist has the time to see the sunset here. Lovina area is also supported by the number of tourism fascination which is can be reached from this location. Places of interests around Lovina are Hot Water Banjar, Wihara Budha (Buddies shrine), Gigit Waterfall and some countryside exist around the location. Lovina is officially located in Kalibukbuk area and covering some countryside like Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Anturan and Kalibukbuk countryside. Kalibugbug countryside it self is located in Buleleng sub district, meanwhile the Kaliasem and Temukus countryside are located in Banjar sub district where it both of them are belong to Buleleng regency. The eastern countryside is called Pemaron about 5 Km west of Singaraja, and the western countryside is Temukus about 12 Km west of Singaraja. The centre of activities in Lovina area is located 10 Km from Singaraja town. Nowadays, Lovina area is becoming the center of tourism activities in north part of Bali and offer many kind of accommodations, restaurants, bars, beach activities, art shops, bank, transportations etc. The accommodations in this area are a available from the star hotel class until small hotel even the home stay for the low budget travelers. As a tourist area and center of tourism in Singaraja, Lovina get the biggest visit from tourist who visiting north part of Bali . It is estimated by 90% from tourist who pay a visit to north part of Bali will in Lovina. There are no clear sources or evidence hit the name of Lovina genesis. Pursuant to the reference of the children from Anak Agung Panji Tisna, the clan of famous Buleleng King that the name of Lovina is given by him which is located in Kaliasem countryside, where at the first time he build a bungalow as a resort. He said that the name of Lovina is taken away from a name of small hotel in India that is lafeina whereabouts he stayed and write the book with the title of Ni Ketut Widhi. This book is translated into some languages. In memory of the hotel name, hence the ownership lands give the Lovina name. But there is also other version that is Lovina Name is given caused by its 2 Santen trees are planted by him and grow embracing each other. In this case Lovina is coming from Latin Language that mean is loving each other or love. Then Lovina’s name is interpreted as abbreviation from Love and Ina and it is interpreted as Love to Indonesia

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Randolph, Conley lead Grizzlies over Clippers Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Zach Randolph had 26 points and 15 rebounds against his former team as the Memphis Grizzlies overcame the first-quarter ejection of shooting guard Tony Allen to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-102 on Monday. Marc Gasol had 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to help put the Grizzlies (6-5) over .500 for the first time this season. Mike Conley scored eight of his 15 points during a 4-minute span of the fourth quarter. Blake Griffin had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers. Chris Paul had 18 points and 11 assists for his 11 straight double-double, the most by any player from the start of a season since Magic Johnson in 1990-91. Allen was charged with a flagrant-2 foul with 1:51 left in the opening quarter after he lifted his left leg in a vain attempt to impede Paul’s drive to the basket and kicked him in the face. Allen walked over to Paul at the foul line to apologize while referees Bill Kennedy, Mark Ayotte and John

Goble watched the replay at the official scorer’s table to determine the severity of the foul. A t N ew Yo r k , L a M a r c u s Aldridge scored 27 points and Wesley Matthews added 24 as the Portland Trail Blazers earned downed the Brooklyn Nets 108-98 for their seventh straight victory. Damian Lillard finished with 19 points and nine assists as the Trail Blazers withstood the Nets’ blistering start to win seven in a row in the same season for the first time since a 13-game run in December 2007. Portland (9-2) is just a halfgame behind San Antonio and Indiana for the NBA’s best record. The Blazers will try to complete a perfect 4-0 road trip Wednesday at Milwaukee. Shaun Livingston scored 23

points for the Nets, who stormed out to their best first quarter of the season and then seemed to run out of gas against the younger Trail Blazers. Kevin Garnett made all six shots in the 40-point first period, then went 2 for 13 from there to finish with a season-high 16 points. Chicago’s Luol Deng scored 21 points as the Bulls overcame a rough shooting night to record their fifth straight win with an 86-81 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, left, drives to the basket past Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

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Formula 1 teams fear boring 2014 races after one-stop US GP

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Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of Switzerland, left, pulls into second place next to Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia as Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads the start of the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

The lack of excitement in the United States Grand Prix should act as a wake-up call for Formula 1 to not become too conservative in 2014, reckon leading paddock figures. Pirelli is threatening to play it ultra-safe with its tyres next year because it is fed up with the criticisms it has faced in its efforts to produce two-stop races since it returned to F1. Its current stance for 2014 will guarantee that most races will be similar to the one-stop US GP, unless the FIA steps in and forces multiple stop races through a regulatory change. Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali admitted that the situation was now a worry for next year. “It is a point of concern or discussion in the next couple of weeks, because we cannot have a situation where in order to be very conservative we will have races where there is not any thrill,” said Domenicali,

when asked by AUTOSPORT about the tyre situation. “I am sure with Pirelli we will find the right solution because it is not a problem of giving more favours to one team or to another - it is important for the sport and the show. “We will have a different car that will produce different torque, above all on the rear, so I think this is a point that needs to be heavily discussed in the next few weeks.” Red Bull boss Christian Horner reckoned it would be a mistake for F1 if every race turned in to a onestopper next year. “I think you have got to get the balance, haven’t you,” he said. “Austin was a low-risk race as far as tyres were concerned. A reasonably static race as well. “So it is a matter of finding that balance. It is important to not give Pirelli too hard a time in trying to find the blend between degradation and reliability.


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WCup qualifier likely last match for NZ coach Associated Press Writer

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The international coaching career of Ricki Herbert, who led New Zealand to unprecedented success at the 2010 World Cup, will likely end after the return leg of its inter-continental qualifier against Mexico on Wednesday, which may also end its latest Cup campaign. Mexico takes a solid, four-goal buffer into Wednesday’s match after winning last week’s opening leg 5-1 in Mexico City and nothing in the New Zealand’s recent form, or in the steely resolve of the Mexico team, suggests the deficit can be overcome. Herbert’s contract ends with the campaign and Football New Zealand has already indicated his job will be advertised. Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has a little more job security after achieving a first leg win as his nation’s fourth coach in six weeks. While Herbert on Tuesday refused to concede his eight year term at the helm of the New Zealand side might be at an end, his chances of reappointment AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford

Mexico’s Football coach Miguel Herrera attends a press conference for the FIFA World Cup qualifier match against New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

seem slim. Football New Zealand chief executive Frank van Hattum, a goalkeeper when New Zealand first played at a World Cup in 1982, says he hopes the vacant coaching role will attract interest from highly-qualified foreign applicants. He has invited Herbert to reapply for his job but his reference to a “new era” for the national team suggests he has little hope of reappointment. Tensions around the current campaign appeared to expose Herbert’s bitterness that he has not been more roundly acclaimed for his performance as national coach. Asked whether he expected to continue in the role he snapped “is there anyone better?” then insisted that he had “rescued” professional football in New Zealand. A s k e d a g a i n o n Tu e s d a y whether he believed his time as national coach may be up, Herbert said “we’ll see, that certainly hasn’t been agreed yet by any stretch.” Herbert said he feels under less pressure than he did four

years ago when he led New Zealand into a qualifier in Wellington against Bahrain. The teams had drawn 0-0 in the first leg in Bahrain and New Zealand won 1-0 to secure its place at the World Cup in South Africa. “I’m going to enjoy tomorrow night, if I’m honest,” he said. “It’s easy to be critical, as we’ve seen over the past week in different areas, and we cope with that. That’s the roles we’re in. “But I think it’s my responsibility to flow that calmness down to the players and give them the best opportunity, spirit-wise, to go out tomorrow night to perform.” Herbert won’t name his team until match morning but he is expected to make as many as five changes to his first-leg lineup in the hope of creating a more attacking combination. “It’s just going to be all out attack,” said striker Jeremy Brockie, who has yet to score in 41 international appearances. “We have some very good attacking players in this side ... so there is no reason why we can’t get goals.”

Rossi scores in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Nigeria

Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Giuseppe Rossi put his injury troubles behind him by scoring on his first Italy start in two years in a lively 2-2 draw with Nigeria on Monday. The New Jersey-born striker took just 12 minutes to find the net for the first time in almost 30 months for Italy in a display that will raise his hopes of making the World Cup squad next year. It was another U.S.-born striker who provided Nigeria’s equalizer in the international friendly, when Bright Dike headed in from Shola Ameobi’s cross in the 35th minute. Ameobi found the target himself four minutes later with a

slick volley. But Nigeria’s lead was erased a minute after halftime when Rossi helped to set up Emanuele Giaccherini’s equalizer. In Cesare Prandelli’s 50th match in charge, Italy was repeatedly denied a winner by goalkeeper Austine Ejide. Just like Prandelli’s first — a 1-0 loss to Ivory Coast — the Italians were playing a home fixture in London. This time they swapped West Ham in east London for Fulham’s ground in the west. And it was a night when Rossi seemed to put his international career back on track after three operations. Rossi, who was dropped from Marcello Lippi’s 2010 World Cup squad, showed Prandelli on

Monday just how he could thrive up front with Mario Balotelli if selected for Brazil 2014. The pair combined for the early opener. Balotelli held off Azubuike Egwuekwe and, on the turn, fed the ball through for Rossi to lift over goalkeeper Ejide and notch his first international goal since June 2011 against Estonia. Italy was the slicker, more cohesive attacking unit early, with Riccardo Montolivo also skewing a shot wide and Balotelli striking tamely at Ejide after being set up by Rossi. But the Italians were made to pay for their inability to turn dominance into a second goal when Dike leveled.

A shot by Argentina’s Sergio Aguero, left, is blocked by Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic during the first half of an international friendly soccer match Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. Aguero scored both goals in Argentina’s 2-0 victory.

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Argentina tops Bosnia 2-0

Associated Press Writer

ST. LOUIS — Sergio Aguero scored both goals to lead Argentina to a 2-0 win over Bosnia in an international friendly Monday. Aguero also received the match’s only yellow card, frustrating the partisan Bosnian crowd the Busch Stadium baseball park. Argentina featured plenty of attack without injured star Lionel Messi, while Bosnia — which qualified for its first World Cup at Brazil next year — had few opportunities. St. Louis has a large Bosnian population and the Argentinians were booed from the moment they stepped onto the field

for warmups. This was the third football friendly of the year in St. Louis and second at Busch, including a stadium record of more than 48,000 for Manchester City vs. Chelsea in May. An estimated 70,000 Bosnians relocated to the Midwest from the former war-torn Yugoslavia, and thousands showed up for the friendly wrapped in flags and wearing team scarves, while a boisterous contingent lighted flares late in the second half. Busch was perhaps a little more than half-filled for a game that carried lowered crowd expectations given the time of the year.

Bosnia has a player with local ties — forward Vedad Ibisevic played at Roosevelt High and Saint Louis University. Ibisevic had perhaps the Bosnians’ top chance when he shot just wide from the top of the box late in the first half. Aguero has a pair of goals in four World Cup qualifiers. He banged in a rebound in the 39th minute after Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic charged out to stop Rodrigo Palacio, and then gathered a pass from Maximiliano Rodriguez to find the net in the 66th. Aguero was shown his first yellow card of the year in the 59th minute when he kicked Emir Spahic in the back.

Fabregas back in training for Barcelona Reuters

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Italy’s Giuseppe Rossi, No 22, celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Nigeria during the international friendly soccer match between Italy and Nigeria at Craven Cottage in London, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

MADRID - Cesc Fabregas has returned to training as the Barcelona midfielder continues his recovery from a knee injury, the La Liga leaders said on Monday. Fabregas damaged ligaments in his right knee in the 4-1 win at Real Betis on Nov. 10 and had to

withdraw from the Spain squad for friendlies against Equatorial Guinea and South Africa. “The FC Barcelona players returned to training this rainy Monday afternoon after enjoying the weekend off and Cesc participated in the session,” Barca said on their website (www.fcbarcelona.com). Barca’s Spain defenders Gerard

Pique and Jordi Alba continued to work apart from their team mates as they continue their recovery from injury. The unbeaten champions, who host Granada on Saturday, top La Liga by three points from Atletico Madrid after 13 matches, with Real Madrid a further three points adrift in third.

If Sweden stop Ronaldo, others will score - Portugal coach Bento Reuters

STOCKHOLM - If Sweden succeed in shackling Cristiano Ronaldo other players will step up and score, Portugal coach Paolo Bento said on the eve of the second leg of their World Cup playoff. Bento is confident his team, leading 1-0 from the first leg, can conjure goals from sources other than their prolific captain. “I think it will be a similar situation to our own, when we try to stop the organisation of Sweden and us having in mind of course trying to stop (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic,” he told a news conference on Monday. “There is no way to stop a single player, we have to do it collectively. I think Swede will also try to stop Ronaldo as a team, but what we will try to do is attack well, not only counting on Ronaldo of course. “If there is a special marking on Ronaldo that may give us an opportunity to score from other players and zones on the pitch.” Portugal lead the tie thanks to a goal from Ronaldo, who bravely dived in among flying boots to notch a late winner in Lisbon. Sweden captain Zlatan was largely anonymous in the first leg but Bento again downplayed the role of the two marquee players, saying that the match was a clash between two national teams with great mutual respect. “We respect the Swedish national team a lot, they’ve got an excellent group of players and of course they’ve got Ibrahimovic, everybody knows his quality. “But we will try to do as we did in the first game and try to control Sweden as a whole, and not only a single player.” Bento said that his side would be going for victory at the sold-out Friends Arena in Stockholm as they attempt to book their place at the World Cup finals in Brazil. “We have to wait and see what Sweden will do, (but) we will try to win,” he said. “Our strategy tomorrow is to go out and win the match and we will have to attack as well as we can to achieve that goal.”


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WCup qualifier likely last match for NZ coach Associated Press Writer

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The international coaching career of Ricki Herbert, who led New Zealand to unprecedented success at the 2010 World Cup, will likely end after the return leg of its inter-continental qualifier against Mexico on Wednesday, which may also end its latest Cup campaign. Mexico takes a solid, four-goal buffer into Wednesday’s match after winning last week’s opening leg 5-1 in Mexico City and nothing in the New Zealand’s recent form, or in the steely resolve of the Mexico team, suggests the deficit can be overcome. Herbert’s contract ends with the campaign and Football New Zealand has already indicated his job will be advertised. Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has a little more job security after achieving a first leg win as his nation’s fourth coach in six weeks. While Herbert on Tuesday refused to concede his eight year term at the helm of the New Zealand side might be at an end, his chances of reappointment AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford

Mexico’s Football coach Miguel Herrera attends a press conference for the FIFA World Cup qualifier match against New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

seem slim. Football New Zealand chief executive Frank van Hattum, a goalkeeper when New Zealand first played at a World Cup in 1982, says he hopes the vacant coaching role will attract interest from highly-qualified foreign applicants. He has invited Herbert to reapply for his job but his reference to a “new era” for the national team suggests he has little hope of reappointment. Tensions around the current campaign appeared to expose Herbert’s bitterness that he has not been more roundly acclaimed for his performance as national coach. Asked whether he expected to continue in the role he snapped “is there anyone better?” then insisted that he had “rescued” professional football in New Zealand. A s k e d a g a i n o n Tu e s d a y whether he believed his time as national coach may be up, Herbert said “we’ll see, that certainly hasn’t been agreed yet by any stretch.” Herbert said he feels under less pressure than he did four

years ago when he led New Zealand into a qualifier in Wellington against Bahrain. The teams had drawn 0-0 in the first leg in Bahrain and New Zealand won 1-0 to secure its place at the World Cup in South Africa. “I’m going to enjoy tomorrow night, if I’m honest,” he said. “It’s easy to be critical, as we’ve seen over the past week in different areas, and we cope with that. That’s the roles we’re in. “But I think it’s my responsibility to flow that calmness down to the players and give them the best opportunity, spirit-wise, to go out tomorrow night to perform.” Herbert won’t name his team until match morning but he is expected to make as many as five changes to his first-leg lineup in the hope of creating a more attacking combination. “It’s just going to be all out attack,” said striker Jeremy Brockie, who has yet to score in 41 international appearances. “We have some very good attacking players in this side ... so there is no reason why we can’t get goals.”

Rossi scores in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Nigeria

Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Giuseppe Rossi put his injury troubles behind him by scoring on his first Italy start in two years in a lively 2-2 draw with Nigeria on Monday. The New Jersey-born striker took just 12 minutes to find the net for the first time in almost 30 months for Italy in a display that will raise his hopes of making the World Cup squad next year. It was another U.S.-born striker who provided Nigeria’s equalizer in the international friendly, when Bright Dike headed in from Shola Ameobi’s cross in the 35th minute. Ameobi found the target himself four minutes later with a

slick volley. But Nigeria’s lead was erased a minute after halftime when Rossi helped to set up Emanuele Giaccherini’s equalizer. In Cesare Prandelli’s 50th match in charge, Italy was repeatedly denied a winner by goalkeeper Austine Ejide. Just like Prandelli’s first — a 1-0 loss to Ivory Coast — the Italians were playing a home fixture in London. This time they swapped West Ham in east London for Fulham’s ground in the west. And it was a night when Rossi seemed to put his international career back on track after three operations. Rossi, who was dropped from Marcello Lippi’s 2010 World Cup squad, showed Prandelli on

Monday just how he could thrive up front with Mario Balotelli if selected for Brazil 2014. The pair combined for the early opener. Balotelli held off Azubuike Egwuekwe and, on the turn, fed the ball through for Rossi to lift over goalkeeper Ejide and notch his first international goal since June 2011 against Estonia. Italy was the slicker, more cohesive attacking unit early, with Riccardo Montolivo also skewing a shot wide and Balotelli striking tamely at Ejide after being set up by Rossi. But the Italians were made to pay for their inability to turn dominance into a second goal when Dike leveled.

A shot by Argentina’s Sergio Aguero, left, is blocked by Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic during the first half of an international friendly soccer match Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. Aguero scored both goals in Argentina’s 2-0 victory.

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

Argentina tops Bosnia 2-0

Associated Press Writer

ST. LOUIS — Sergio Aguero scored both goals to lead Argentina to a 2-0 win over Bosnia in an international friendly Monday. Aguero also received the match’s only yellow card, frustrating the partisan Bosnian crowd the Busch Stadium baseball park. Argentina featured plenty of attack without injured star Lionel Messi, while Bosnia — which qualified for its first World Cup at Brazil next year — had few opportunities. St. Louis has a large Bosnian population and the Argentinians were booed from the moment they stepped onto the field

for warmups. This was the third football friendly of the year in St. Louis and second at Busch, including a stadium record of more than 48,000 for Manchester City vs. Chelsea in May. An estimated 70,000 Bosnians relocated to the Midwest from the former war-torn Yugoslavia, and thousands showed up for the friendly wrapped in flags and wearing team scarves, while a boisterous contingent lighted flares late in the second half. Busch was perhaps a little more than half-filled for a game that carried lowered crowd expectations given the time of the year.

Bosnia has a player with local ties — forward Vedad Ibisevic played at Roosevelt High and Saint Louis University. Ibisevic had perhaps the Bosnians’ top chance when he shot just wide from the top of the box late in the first half. Aguero has a pair of goals in four World Cup qualifiers. He banged in a rebound in the 39th minute after Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic charged out to stop Rodrigo Palacio, and then gathered a pass from Maximiliano Rodriguez to find the net in the 66th. Aguero was shown his first yellow card of the year in the 59th minute when he kicked Emir Spahic in the back.

Fabregas back in training for Barcelona Reuters

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Italy’s Giuseppe Rossi, No 22, celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Nigeria during the international friendly soccer match between Italy and Nigeria at Craven Cottage in London, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

MADRID - Cesc Fabregas has returned to training as the Barcelona midfielder continues his recovery from a knee injury, the La Liga leaders said on Monday. Fabregas damaged ligaments in his right knee in the 4-1 win at Real Betis on Nov. 10 and had to

withdraw from the Spain squad for friendlies against Equatorial Guinea and South Africa. “The FC Barcelona players returned to training this rainy Monday afternoon after enjoying the weekend off and Cesc participated in the session,” Barca said on their website (www.fcbarcelona.com). Barca’s Spain defenders Gerard

Pique and Jordi Alba continued to work apart from their team mates as they continue their recovery from injury. The unbeaten champions, who host Granada on Saturday, top La Liga by three points from Atletico Madrid after 13 matches, with Real Madrid a further three points adrift in third.

If Sweden stop Ronaldo, others will score - Portugal coach Bento Reuters

STOCKHOLM - If Sweden succeed in shackling Cristiano Ronaldo other players will step up and score, Portugal coach Paolo Bento said on the eve of the second leg of their World Cup playoff. Bento is confident his team, leading 1-0 from the first leg, can conjure goals from sources other than their prolific captain. “I think it will be a similar situation to our own, when we try to stop the organisation of Sweden and us having in mind of course trying to stop (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic,” he told a news conference on Monday. “There is no way to stop a single player, we have to do it collectively. I think Swede will also try to stop Ronaldo as a team, but what we will try to do is attack well, not only counting on Ronaldo of course. “If there is a special marking on Ronaldo that may give us an opportunity to score from other players and zones on the pitch.” Portugal lead the tie thanks to a goal from Ronaldo, who bravely dived in among flying boots to notch a late winner in Lisbon. Sweden captain Zlatan was largely anonymous in the first leg but Bento again downplayed the role of the two marquee players, saying that the match was a clash between two national teams with great mutual respect. “We respect the Swedish national team a lot, they’ve got an excellent group of players and of course they’ve got Ibrahimovic, everybody knows his quality. “But we will try to do as we did in the first game and try to control Sweden as a whole, and not only a single player.” Bento said that his side would be going for victory at the sold-out Friends Arena in Stockholm as they attempt to book their place at the World Cup finals in Brazil. “We have to wait and see what Sweden will do, (but) we will try to win,” he said. “Our strategy tomorrow is to go out and win the match and we will have to attack as well as we can to achieve that goal.”


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Destination

Lovina Beach

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International IBP BULELENG - Lovina is one of the famous tourist places in north part of Bali which own beautiful of calm sea water, blackish chromatic sand and the sea with its dolphin. One of the favorite fascinations in Lovina is dolphin watching tour. Hundreds of dolphins can be seen in the morning time around 1 km offshore. We can see the dolphin attractions in this place like jumping. It is not fail to draw if the tourist has the time to see the sunset here. Lovina area is also supported by the number of tourism fascination which is can be reached from this location. Places of interests around Lovina are Hot Water Banjar, Wihara Budha (Buddies shrine), Gigit Waterfall and some countryside exist around the location. Lovina is officially located in Kalibukbuk area and covering some countryside like Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Anturan and Kalibukbuk countryside. Kalibugbug countryside it self is located in Buleleng sub district, meanwhile the Kaliasem and Temukus countryside are located in Banjar sub district where it both of them are belong to Buleleng regency. The eastern countryside is called Pemaron about 5 Km west of Singaraja, and the western countryside is Temukus about 12 Km west of Singaraja. The centre of activities in Lovina area is located 10 Km from Singaraja town. Nowadays, Lovina area is becoming the center of tourism activities in north part of Bali and offer many kind of accommodations, restaurants, bars, beach activities, art shops, bank, transportations etc. The accommodations in this area are a available from the star hotel class until small hotel even the home stay for the low budget travelers. As a tourist area and center of tourism in Singaraja, Lovina get the biggest visit from tourist who visiting north part of Bali . It is estimated by 90% from tourist who pay a visit to north part of Bali will in Lovina. There are no clear sources or evidence hit the name of Lovina genesis. Pursuant to the reference of the children from Anak Agung Panji Tisna, the clan of famous Buleleng King that the name of Lovina is given by him which is located in Kaliasem countryside, where at the first time he build a bungalow as a resort. He said that the name of Lovina is taken away from a name of small hotel in India that is lafeina whereabouts he stayed and write the book with the title of Ni Ketut Widhi. This book is translated into some languages. In memory of the hotel name, hence the ownership lands give the Lovina name. But there is also other version that is Lovina Name is given caused by its 2 Santen trees are planted by him and grow embracing each other. In this case Lovina is coming from Latin Language that mean is loving each other or love. Then Lovina’s name is interpreted as abbreviation from Love and Ina and it is interpreted as Love to Indonesia

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Randolph, Conley lead Grizzlies over Clippers Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Zach Randolph had 26 points and 15 rebounds against his former team as the Memphis Grizzlies overcame the first-quarter ejection of shooting guard Tony Allen to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-102 on Monday. Marc Gasol had 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to help put the Grizzlies (6-5) over .500 for the first time this season. Mike Conley scored eight of his 15 points during a 4-minute span of the fourth quarter. Blake Griffin had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers. Chris Paul had 18 points and 11 assists for his 11 straight double-double, the most by any player from the start of a season since Magic Johnson in 1990-91. Allen was charged with a flagrant-2 foul with 1:51 left in the opening quarter after he lifted his left leg in a vain attempt to impede Paul’s drive to the basket and kicked him in the face. Allen walked over to Paul at the foul line to apologize while referees Bill Kennedy, Mark Ayotte and John

Goble watched the replay at the official scorer’s table to determine the severity of the foul. A t N ew Yo r k , L a M a r c u s Aldridge scored 27 points and Wesley Matthews added 24 as the Portland Trail Blazers earned downed the Brooklyn Nets 108-98 for their seventh straight victory. Damian Lillard finished with 19 points and nine assists as the Trail Blazers withstood the Nets’ blistering start to win seven in a row in the same season for the first time since a 13-game run in December 2007. Portland (9-2) is just a halfgame behind San Antonio and Indiana for the NBA’s best record. The Blazers will try to complete a perfect 4-0 road trip Wednesday at Milwaukee. Shaun Livingston scored 23

points for the Nets, who stormed out to their best first quarter of the season and then seemed to run out of gas against the younger Trail Blazers. Kevin Garnett made all six shots in the 40-point first period, then went 2 for 13 from there to finish with a season-high 16 points. Chicago’s Luol Deng scored 21 points as the Bulls overcame a rough shooting night to record their fifth straight win with an 86-81 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, left, drives to the basket past Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

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Formula 1 teams fear boring 2014 races after one-stop US GP

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Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of Switzerland, left, pulls into second place next to Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia as Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads the start of the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

The lack of excitement in the United States Grand Prix should act as a wake-up call for Formula 1 to not become too conservative in 2014, reckon leading paddock figures. Pirelli is threatening to play it ultra-safe with its tyres next year because it is fed up with the criticisms it has faced in its efforts to produce two-stop races since it returned to F1. Its current stance for 2014 will guarantee that most races will be similar to the one-stop US GP, unless the FIA steps in and forces multiple stop races through a regulatory change. Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali admitted that the situation was now a worry for next year. “It is a point of concern or discussion in the next couple of weeks, because we cannot have a situation where in order to be very conservative we will have races where there is not any thrill,” said Domenicali,

when asked by AUTOSPORT about the tyre situation. “I am sure with Pirelli we will find the right solution because it is not a problem of giving more favours to one team or to another - it is important for the sport and the show. “We will have a different car that will produce different torque, above all on the rear, so I think this is a point that needs to be heavily discussed in the next few weeks.” Red Bull boss Christian Horner reckoned it would be a mistake for F1 if every race turned in to a onestopper next year. “I think you have got to get the balance, haven’t you,” he said. “Austin was a low-risk race as far as tyres were concerned. A reasonably static race as well. “So it is a matter of finding that balance. It is important to not give Pirelli too hard a time in trying to find the blend between degradation and reliability.


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Argentina’s Fernandez resumes work after surgery

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BUENOS AIRES - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez resumed her duties on Monday and appeared for the first time on television after undergoing brain surgery five weeks ago. The 60-year-old Peronist leader had an operation on October 8 to remove blood that had pooled on the surface of her brain after falling and bumping her head. She had not made an official public appearance or speech since then, leaving a five-week political vacuum in Latin America’s third biggest economy. “Thank you ... to the thousands of Argentines who have been praying for me,” a smiling Fernandez said in a televised address. Sitting on a sofa, she appeared healthy. On a table was a vase of red roses she said had been sent by a well-wisher. She also displayed an oversized stuffed black-and-white penguin, which she said was another gift. For a moment she held a small white dog she said was sent to her by one of the brothers of Hugo Chavez, the late left-wing leader of Venezuela and a political ally of Fernandez. The president’s absence had been conspicuous in a country accustomed

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez poses with her dog at the Olivos Presidential residence in Buenos Aires in this November 18, 2013 handout supplied by the Argentine Presidency. to her centralized leadership style and frequent speeches. Her office said her agenda on Monday was confined to meetings with senior officials. She has not yet been cleared for air travel and is scheduled for another medical checkup on December 9. As she enters the final two years of her second term, Fernandez faces a possible new round of protests from farmers who say her policies

hurt their profits. High inflation, clocked by private analysts at 25 percent, rising crime, an over-valued currency and dwindling foreign reserves are also concerns. Fernandez’s supporters suffered heavy losses in mid-term elections on October 27 that ended her chances of securing a change to the constitution that would have enabled her to run for a third term in 2015.

NASA launches spacecraft to study Mars atmosphere

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Cape Canaveral - NASA on Monday launched its unmanned MAVEN spacecraft toward Mars to study the Red Planet’s atmosphere for clues as to why Earth’s neighbor lost its warmth and water over time. The white Atlas V 401 rocket carrying the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) orbiter blasted off on schedule at 1:28 pm (1828 GMT). “Everything is looking good,” said NASA mission control. The flawless liftoff of the $671 million spacecraft kicked off the 10month journey to the Red Planet. Arrival at Mars is scheduled for September 2014, with the science mission of the solar-wing paneled orbiter set to begin two months later. The probe is different from past NASA missions because it focuses not on the dry surface but on the mysteries of the never-before-studied upper atmosphere. Much of MAVEN’s year-long mission will be spent circling the planet 6,000 kilometers (3,800 miles) above the surface. However, it will execute five deep dips to a

distance of just 125 kilometers (78 miles) above the Martian landscape to get readings of the atmosphere at various levels. Researchers have described the mission as a search for a missing piece to the puzzle of what happened to Mars’ atmosphere, perhaps billions of years ago, to transform Earth’s neighbor from a water-bearing planet that might have been favorable for life to a dry, barren desert. “MAVEN is the first spacecraft devoted to exploring and understanding the Martian upper atmosphere,” the US space agency said. “The spacecraft will investigate how the loss of Mars’ atmosphere to space determined the history of water on the surface.” One of its three scientific tools is a solar wind and ionosphere gauge called the Particles and Fields Package, built by the University of California at Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory. A second tool, called the Remote Sensing Package, was built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado and will determine global

characteristics of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere. The third instrument, the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer, was built by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. It will measure the composition and isotopes of neutrals and ions. “With MAVEN, we’re exploring the single biggest unexplored piece of Mars so far,” said the mission’s principal investigator, Bruce Jakosky. NASA has sent a series of rovers to explore the surface of the Red Planet, including its latest, Curiosity, which arrived last year. The deep space orbiter launched earlier this month by India seeks to find traces of methane from Mars and may arrive two days later than the US spacecraft. The science goals of the two do not overlap much. The Indian probe will be searching for methane which could prove the existence of some ancient life form, while the US probe seeks answers about the planet’s climate change. MAVEN’s findings are expected to help pave the way for a future visit by humans to the Red Planet, perhaps as early as 2030, NASA has said.

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Explosions near Iranian Embassy in Beirut kill 10

International

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

INDONESIA A woman dies of bird flu

Associated Press Writer

BEIRUT — Two explosions struck Tuesday near the Iranian Embassy in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, killing at least 10 people, wounding scores and causing wide damage to the mission and nearby buildings. The mid-morning blasts hit Beirut’s upscale neighborhood of Janah, a Hezbollah stronghold. One explosion blew out the large black main gate of the Iranian mission, damaging the three-story facility. It was not known if anyone inside was hurt. Debris was scattered on the street and cars were on fire as people ran away from the chaotic scene. The second blast was meters (yards) away from the embassy building. The explosions killed 10 and wounded more than 30, said a Lebanese security official, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. An Associated Press photographer counted at least five bodies after the blasts in south Beirut. AP video showed firefighters extinguishing flames from vehicles, bloodspattered streets and bodies covered with sheets on the ground. A charred motorcycle stood outside the embassy gate. It was not immediately clear what had caused the blasts, and reports varied. Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency said one of the blasts was carried out by a suicide attacker on foot while the second was a car bomb. An armed guard of the Iranian embassy told AP that the first blast was believed to have been carried out by a suicide attacker who rode a motorcycle and blew himself up outside the gate. The other explosion, which caused much more damage, was a car bomb, the guard said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to media. Heazbollah’s Al-Manar TV said 17 people were killed while Iran’s Press TV put the death toll at 15.

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JAKARTA - An Indonesian woman living near the capital Jakarta has died of bird flu, the health ministry said, the latest death from H5N1 in the country hardest hit by the virus. The 31-year-old housewife from Bekasi in West Java province is the 163rd fatality from the virus in Southeast Asia’s biggest nation, the ministry said in a statement seen Monday. She came down with a fever last week and the bird flu virus was diagnosed but she died before medics could get her to a hospital for specialised treatment, it said. Officials suspect she contracted the virus either from a pet bird in her house or from coming into contact with poultry in her neighbourhood, it added in a statement. Indonesia has recorded 195 cases of bird flu, according to ministry figures.

Illegal dentists bite back after ban

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Indonesia reviews... From page 1 Indonesia said Monday it was “flabbergasted” by the allegations that the president and nine of his inner circle had their phones targeted. The documents, leaked to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Guardian newspaper, show that Australia’s electronic intelligence agency tracked Yudhoyono’s activity on his mobile phone for 15 days in August 2009, when Labor’s Kevin Rudd was prime minister. At least one phone call was reportedly intercepted. Weeks before, twin blasts at luxury hotels in the Indonesian capital -- the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton -- had killed seven people, including three Australians, as well as two suicide bombers. The list of tracking targets also included Yudhoyono’s wife Ani, Vice President Boediono -- who was in Australia last week -- former vice president Jusuf Kalla, the foreign affairs spokesman, the security minister and the information minister, the reports said. Indonesian ambassador Nadjib Riphat Kesoema headed to the airport in Canberra on Tuesday and told reporters he does not know how long he will be out of the country. “I think a good explanation will be the best way to ease the problem,” he said. There was also growing anger among ordinary Indonesians Tuesday, with a message spreading on social media that urged people to sound their car horns outside the Australian embassy as a protest. “Wiretap this!” tweeted one user, who said he would join the noisy protest. The two countries work together in numerous areas including trying to stop asylum-seekers boarding boats in Indonesia and heading to Australia. Australia also helped train Indonesia’s elite anti-terror squad in the wake of the 2002 Bali bombings which targeted Australian tourists. Indonesia is also the biggest recipient of Australian aid money and there are numerous cultural and educational exchanges between the neighbours. Australian firms are important investors in Indonesia, particularly in the mining sector. However, the relationship has come under strain since Abbott took power in September due to his policy of turning asylum-seeker boats back to Indonesia. Indonesia earlier this month also summoned the Australian ambassador over reports the embassy was being used for surveillance as part of a US-led spying network. Former US National Security Agency contractor Snowden was given asylum in Russia in August, to the fury of the United States where he is wanted on espionage charges following disclosures that have provoked international uproar.

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Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah attended summoned by KPK on Tuesday.

KPK questions governor over alleged corruption Antara

JAKARTA - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) questioned Banten Provinces Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah on Tuesday over her alleged involvement in corruption during the procurement of medical equipment for the province. “I will give a clarification to the KPK about these allegations,” Ratu Atut stated before entering the KPK building for the interrogation. Meanwhile, KPK Spokesman Johan Budi pointed out that investigators had questioned several high ranking officials in the Banten Provinces Health department regarding the corruption allegations.

Earlier, the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) in its report had highlighted three indicators of misappropriation in the procurement of medical equipment in the Banten Province, which was reportedly worth Rp30 billion. According to the report, in many instances incomplete equipment had been ordered or equipment that was unsuitable as per the specifications

required. Some equipment was also found missing during inspection. Apart from investigating corruption allegations in the Banten Province, the KPK has also launched a probe into a similar case in the South Tangerang district (part of the Banten Province), in which Chosiyahs half brother Tubagus Chaeri Wardhana alias Wawan is a suspect.

JAKARTA - For more than 30 years, Indonesian dentist Edi Herman has been fixing the teeth of Jakartans in the rusty chair of his tiny shop, advertising his services with a huge poster of sparkling pearly whites on blood-red gums. He is one of thousands of low-cost, unlicensed dentists, whose small stores with their lurid signs can be found nestling in grimy alleys and wedged between red-tiled houses across the capital. But after years of horror stories about people suffering terrible damage at the hands of unscrupulous practitioners with neither clean tools nor training, the government moved to ban them from all dental work in 2011. The unlicensed dentists are fighting back, however. They have managed to get the ban overturned after challenging it in the constitutional court -- and are now demanding the right to practice. “We demand to be granted a licence so we can operate legally. We will never give up our fight,” said Dwi Waris Supriyono, chairman of the Informal Dentists’ Association. For Herman, 56, a ban would have destroyed his livelihood and stopped him from practising a trade passed down to him and his brothers by their father. “The government wants to put us out of business,” said Herman, dressed in a faded T-shirt and sarong, as he puffed on a clove cigarette waiting for his next patient at his central Jakarta shop. “But I’ve been doing this since 1980, and I don’t want to lose my job.” Wanting to protect their livelihoods, the informal dentists -- who can be found all across Indonesia -- argue that they are the only realistic option for many in a country where millions live in abject poverty. Herman charges only 50,000 rupiah (around $4.50) for a simple scaling job, and 1,500,000 rupiah (around $140) to fit a brace -- four to five times lower than prices at professional, licensed dentists. It is also much easier to find an informal dentist. The health ministry estimates there are 75,000 of them in Indonesia, compared to 35,000 licensed practitioners. The government insists that numerous tales of dental disaster at the hands of unlicensed practitioners vindicates its drive to impose a ban. One such case is that of cleaner Fitri Hayati, whose attempts to get her teeth straightened at two illegal dentists in Jakarta were far from successful. The 24-year-old was fitted with braces but one tooth has been pushed down so it now looks longer than the others, and she said she suffers from “unbearable pain”. “I can’t eat or sleep as my whole mouth is in pain since I started wearing these braces,” she told AFP. Senior health ministry official Untung Suseno Sutarjo accused unlicensed dentists of “putting our people at risk for their own gain. “These practitioners have no qualifications. They use tools which have not been cleaned or sterilised properly.”


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Bangladesh garment deal should be global Agence France-Presse

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Chinese men chat near American made helicopters displayed in Beijing, China, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Foreign investment into China rose 5.77 percent on year in the first 10 months of 2013, the government said Tuesday.

Foreign investment in China up 5.77% Agence France-Presse

BEIJING - Foreign investment into China rose 5.77 percent on year in the first 10 months of 2013, the government said Tuesday. Foreign direct investment (FDI), which excludes financial sectors, totalled $97.0 billion for January-October, the Ministry of Commerce announced. For October alone FDI increased 1.24 percent to $8.42 billion, the ministry said. Ministry spokesman Shen Danyang said in a statement that in the first 10 months, “investment in

China from the 10 Asian countries and regions, the EU and the US maintained rather fast growth”. Investment from the European Union jumped 22.3 percent year-on-year to $6.40 billion during the January-October period, while that from the United States increased 12.4 percent to $3.04 billion. By far, most investment into

China comes from a group of 10 Asian countries and regions including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand and Singapore. FDI from that region rose 7.18 percent to $83.6 billion in the year to October. China’s overseas investment increased 20.0 percent year-onyear to $69.5 billion during the same period, the ministry said.

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ton Post Co. for decades before the sale concluded October 1. Graham Holdings has retained some media assets including several television and cable properties, and the Slate Group, which operates Internet news operations, in addition to its Kaplan educational business. Bezos, the founder of Amazon,

closed a $250 million deal to take the newspaper private and seek to reverse the declines experienced at the Post. The deal included the well-respected daily newspaper, its free commuter edition The Express, the Spanish language newspaper El Tiempo Latino, and Robinson Terminal, a warehouse asset.

Newspaperless Post Co. changes name to Graham Holdings WASHINGTON - Weeks after the sale of the Washington Post newspaper to entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, the former parent company said Monday it was changing its name to Graham Holdings. The name comes from the family which operated the Washing-

GENEVA - Measures by top Western retailers to improve safety in Bangladesh’s garment factories after a disaster that claimed more than 1,000 lives should be adopted worldwide, a top UN official said Monday. “It’s clear we shouldn’t make a double standard,” said Gilbert Houngbo, deputy director general of the International Labour Organization. “In Bangladesh, yes, but we have to make sure that the other countries, in the region and also in other regions, have it,” the former prime minister of Togo told reporters. The garment sector was spurred into action by April’s collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex near the Bangladeshi capital Dkaha, which claimed 1,135 lives in one of the world’s worst ever industrial disasters. The tragedy, coming in the wake of a factory fire in November 2012 that killed 117 people, led to pledges from bigname Western retailers and the Bangladeshi government to improve conditions. Planned measures include more frequent fire and construction-safety inspections as well as expanded union rights. Critics who have long pointed to risky conditions in the factories of the developing world note bitterly that it took more than 1,000 deaths in a single tragedy to jolt the sector into action. “Unfortunately this is always what makes the whole international community, and national communities, move,” Houngbo said as he launched an ILO report on the Bangladeshi economy. “My only hope is that, at least, for Bangladesh, there will be no repeat,” he added. Bangladesh’s $22 billion (16 billion euro) garment industry is the world’s second largest after China’s and exports 80 percent of its output to Europe and North America, giving their retailers huge clout in its economy. The sector is a top employer, but its four million workers, most of whom are women, are paid as little as $38 a month. In the face of growing labour unrest following April’s disaster, Bangladesh has opted to hike the sector’s minimum wage by 76 percent to $68 beginning in December -- only the fourth pay increase since 1985. Unions complain however that skilled employees have been deprived, and further note that some bosses are cutting food and transport allowances to offset the wage hikes. Even the new wage level will leave Bangladeshi garment workers behind their counterparts in other major exporting nations such as Cambodia, where the figure is $80, Sri Lanka ($73) and Vietnam ($78). The wage issue has become sharply political in Bangladesh, with pro-government unions accepting $68 and left-leaning labour groups demanding $100. It has also fed into broader strife. Bangladesh has been reeling from a spate of violence since late October after the opposition launched protests to force Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to resign and make way for elections in January. Houngbo said he feared politics could distort efforts to improve labour standards. “I really hope to be wrong, but after the election, depending on how it goes, and if the international and media attention is a bit off, if this is off-radar, what will be the impact? This is really the danger,” he said.

BANGLI - Heavy rain flushing the area of Bangli lately triggered the increasing volume of waste that piled up in a ditch along the road at Kayubihi village, Kubu municipality, Bangli. The overflowing waste even filled the roadway connecting Bangli region to Kintamani. Existence of the waste indirectly interfering with the smoothness of road users was inseparable from the lack of public awareness in keeping the environment clean. As observation of Bali Post on Monday (Nov 18), aside from bringing along rubbish, the flood water caused by recent heavy rain also brought sand and gravel onto the street. Sand and gravel caused the highway very slippery and hazardous for the riders to pass. Not only that, a pile of plastic waste and leaves jamming the gutter so far also kindled a slump spectacle on the road section. One of the road users, Wika Mahayana, when met at location complained about the rubbish spilling onto the street. Not as usual, due

to the overflow of rubbish onto the street made him have to be careful when crossing the road. It happened because condition of the provincial road was very slippery as filled with gravel, sand and rubbish. To anticipate any undesirable thing due to such slippery road, a number of local residents were forced to worked together to clean up the rubbish and gravel on the street. It was undertaken solely in order not to endanger the road users and to eliminate the impression of slum due to rubbish overflowing onto the street. (ina)

Star-hotel occupancy rate in Bali reaches 63 percent

Occupancy rate of star-rated hotels in Bali until September reached an average of 63.76 percent. Such room occupancy rate has increased compared to the previous month, reaching 62.64 percent. The Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gede Suarsa, said the highest star-rated hotel occupancy rate occurred at five-star hotel reaching 55.26 percent. Meanwhile, the lowest occurred in two-star hotel reaching 57.66 percent. “The average length of stay both of foreign and domestic tourists in starhotel through September reached 3.20 days. This figure is also higher than that of previous month reaching 2.99 days. When viewing totally, the length of stay of foreign tourists is longer than that of domestic ones,” Suarsa Gede said in Denpasar. By county or municipality, said Gede Suarsa, the highest average length of stay occurred during that period in Tabanan County, namely for 3.64 days and the lowest occurred in Buleleng regency, for 1.89 days. “The increase in hotel room occupancy rate is inseparable from the surge in tourist arrivals to Bali. We recorded the number of foreign tourist arrival in Bali in September rose 18.75 percent or 305,629 people,” he said. He explained the most tourists making a visit to the Island of the Gods were from Australia, PRC, Malaysia, Japan and France. “Contribution of Australia to Bali tourism remains on top rank, reaching 23.36 percent, while the lowest was that of France at 4.92 percent,” he said. It was mentioned the countries experiencing the largest increase in the number of foreign tourist arrival in the period of January-September 2013 compared to the previous year was Taiwan at 25.78 percent. Meanwhile, the largest decline happened to England at 1.29 percent. “Indeed, the tourist arrival to Bali fluctuates depending on the season. Based on our database, the trend each year shows off an increase,” he said. (kmb27)

The tourists are waiting inline to board the boat

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Heavy rain flushing the area of Bangli lately triggered the increasing volume of waste that piled up in a ditch along the road at Kayubihi village, Kubu municipality, Bangli.

Balinese Script: A key to open asset of Bali IBP

Except for oral tradition, Balinese community also has written traditions. It is inseparable from the spread of Hinduism and Buddhism in Indonesia during the ninth to tenth centuries. At the time Devanagari and Pallawa script were widely used to perform written inscriptions immortalizing important events. Thanks to these two scripts that implanted important basic in the origin of Balinese script. At a glance, Japanese scripts (Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji) have similarity to Balinese script in terms of its functions. Balinese script has three types involving the wreastra (to inscribe common words), swalalita (borrowing words from Old Javanese and Sanskrit), and modre (holy syllables). Departing from this similarity, Bali should be able to take a spirit to develop itself. If Japanese language can play important role in the regions most visited by its tourists, Bali ideally should be able to play the role at least at home. JATA Ecotourism Handbook mentions some important points regarding to ecotourism namely the principle of treasuring and preserving irreplaceable nature and precious cultural assets (including language and script); and the guidelines including to value and respect cultural assets and his-

torical sites and to try to communicate in the local languages. On seeing these, language and script denote important cultural asset in ecotourism development. An expert in Balinese language, once told that in Leiden, the lontars manuscript are stored in a very secure room. In order to see (read) it; one should pass through at least three security layers. Then, another point is an important lontar was once handed over to the former President Megawati by the Queen of the Netherlands in person. These indicate that how important assets the lontar manuscripts are. Have the Balinese given the same attention to theirs? Probably, only some have done it, while some others prefer to leave theirs obsolete at home without knowing what subject matter it contains. As a tourist destination Bali has a great potential to introduce this asset to visitors. Moreover, script as a medium to record important thinking, ancient tradition and literary works is worth giving serious attention. The problem is that how to make the preservation go hand in hand with the ëbusiness.í It needs a business touch packaging the leisure travel and study on the native language of the destination. And more specifically, how to make the publication written in Balinese language and script that can attract others (beyond Balinese community) to

know and read it? Of course, it should feature something beneficial for them. Up to these days, Balinese characters are only widely used in the writing of lontar (palmleaf) manuscripts. Meanwhile, for commercial book, magazine or publication for public consumption is almost unavailable. Ideally, there are regular publications using the native language (basa Bali) and Balinese script (aksara Bali). By doing so, both can be used to express Balinese culture and accommodate the needs of modern community. Through the media, both can feature relevant subject matter to modern living. On that account, the preservation will not stop at the competition of lontar inscription, writing of labels like the names of street in Denpasar, shop (along Jalan Gajah Mada), and board sign of governmentís office, but keeps on meeting the demand of the usersí life. In short, Balinese scripts (along with Balinese language) should be able to accommodate the needs of its users today. They are becoming both an icon of Balinese community and a medium to express the usersí mind, emotion and communication in wider context as other languages and scripts do. Therefore, they should go hand in hand with time and make them not be left behind by its users!


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Sudaji residents repair bridge by self-financing

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CAIRO - About 1,000 people marched in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Monday night to condemn the actions of Egyptian security forces and some voiced rare criticism of the army chief, raising tension on the eve of planned mass protests.

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The residents of Sudaji Village, Sawan, Buleleng repair a bridge at their village

Clean water crisis in Southern Badung Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Clean water crisis in the area of Southern Badung was highlighted again. Even, in the meeting of Commission C of the Badung House with relevant agencies on Monday (Nov 18), the House accused the quality of water services provided by the Municipality Waterworks or PDAM Tirta Mangutama of Badung County was increasingly disappointing. Besides, the Badung House also criticized the plan of Badung government to build a pipeline network in Southern Badung worked on in multiple years. The plan of project implementation by the Badung Human Settlement Agency (DCK) was accused of being disproportionate and paying less attention to the needs of community. In the meeting attended by the directors of PDAM Tirta Mangu-

tama, the Head of Badung Human Settlement Agency Ni Luh Putu Dessy Dharmayanti and the Head of Finance in the Badung Regional Secretariat Ketut Suyasa, Deputy Chairman of the Badung House I Ketut Suiasa admitted to be surprised because the clean water crisis in Southern Badung was getting worse. His party questioned and even admitted to be disappointed with the performance of the PDAM considered to

be incapable of meeting the needs of community. “What’s wrong with the performance of the PDAM Badung?” asked the politician from Pecatu. Additionally, Suiasa even proposed the establishment of a special committee to track and audit the performance of PDAM. Aside from providing disappointing services, the community also remained to pay the water service at expensive price. He also criticized the pipeline network development plan in Southern Badung that would cost about IDR 72 billion. The project under supervision of the Badung Human Settlement Agency was judged disproportionate in terms of budgetary absorption. In 2014, the budgetary absorption was only designed to reach 35 percent,

while in 2015 was designed at 65 percent. Supposedly, the proportion should be reversed. Thus, people could enjoy better service more quickly. “I’d like to propose in order the budgetary absorption in the first year can be at least 50 percent,” affirmed Suiasa. Similar opinion was also expressed by Chairman of Commission C, IGA Jaya Adhiputra. According to him, the proportion of budget and implementation period was unreasonable. “Large amount of budget in 2015 with the absorption of 65 percent even has shorter period of implementation than the one in the budgetary year 2014,” he protested. Responding to the criticism, the Head of Badung Human Settle-

ment Agency, Dessy Dharmayanti, revealed the budgetary absorption in the first year was small because it consisted of more construction projects. Meanwhile, in the second year was in the form of pipe procurement requiring much larger budget while the implementation time was shorter than the work in the first year. While waiting for the project completion and it could be functioning, her party hoped the PDAM got a solution to meet the needs of community. In the meantime, the Director of PDAM Badung, Made Subargayasa, explained that during the project implementation, the pipeline could not be branched. The only way was by providing water supply by tank truck. (kmb25)

Rampant land conversion

Flora -fauna for ritual cycle increasingly threatened Semarapura (Bali Post)—

In daily life, the Hindus are inseparable from the implementation of ritual or yajña. Ritual has become one of the three basic frameworks of Hinduism, other than tattva (philosophy) and susila (ethics). However, lately the Hindus are faced with an alarming situation. Flora and fauna used as a means of ritual have now been increasingly threatened. Ironically, such a threat comes from the

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Since the permanent bridge has not been built this year, the residents of Kaja Kauh hamlet and Singkung hamlet, Sudaji village, Sawan subdistrict, were forced to pay donation for emergency bridge repair at local village. From the donation, residents could raise fund up to IDR 11 million, including the support from Buleleng government and assistance from some donors. After collecting the donation, the residents had repaired the bridge through a mutual assistance since a few days ago. The repair was carried out by replacing the brittle slats. It was undertaken in order that people could pass through the bridge safely. Moreover, in a few days to come people will organize a cremation ceremony and the procession will pass through the bridge. Chief of Kaja Kauh hamlet, I Putu Suwenten, said that until Saturday (Nov 16) the bridge repair had spent a budget of IDR 8 million. “We cannot replace the whole wooden slats,” he said. Such emergency bridge was built after the permanent bridge was hit by flash flood in March 2012. After more than a year, condition of the emergency bridge was getting more porous so that residents worried to pass on the bridge. Meanwhile, the Buleleng government would just plan the construction of the new permanent bridge in 2014. (kmb15)

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rampant land conversion in Bali. It was revealed in the high priest meeting of Klungkung County held recently. One of the community leaders becoming a speaker in the meeting was Dewa Soma. He said the rapid and uncontrollable economic development had resulted in rampant land conversion annexing the areas of ritual flora and fauna. “Flora and fauna used in ritual are increasingly scarce and hard to find out. If any, their existence is rarely known.

Meanwhile, ritual execution in Bali is getting livelier such as the mamungkah, ngenteg linggih, ngusaba, piodalan, ngaben, mamukur, tawur or mecaru and others,” he said. Although Manawa Dharmasastra scripture justified and provided an alternative means of the ritual instead of the rare and extinct means, he said it was not mistaken if Balinese people maintained the flora and fauna to sustain the ritual cycle. Every ritual requiring plants and

animals should be accompanied with the effort to preserve them. Similar effort should also be carried out to the existence of animals in the rice field and river area by preserving their survival. The animals in need were such as beunteur, crab, nymph, snail and so forth. Thus, when Hindu communities organized a ritual they would have no trouble to get them. Even, according to him, the government should also play a proactive role related to such condition.

“Not all ritual paraphernalia are sold in the market,” he said. Dewa Soma said the extinction of flora and fauna used for the offerings were not only due to farmland conversion into housing, but also due to behavioral pattern of current farmers rampantly using pesticides. Such behavior was considered to have influential impact on the extinction of nymph, snail and other rice field aquatic fauna used to support the rituals in Bali.

Large numbers of demonstrators were expected to turn out on Tuesday, extending turmoil that has dogged Egypt since the army ousted elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and has wrecked investment and tourism in the major, U.S.-allied Arab state. Monday’s rally began in the afternoon to commemorate people killed in clashes with security forces two years ago, then turned into chanting against General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whose forces toppled Mursi in July. Army and police who had been stationed by armoured personnel carriers after sealing off Tahrir melted away by the time the protesters arrived at the square, the heart of the 2011 popular uprising that ejected autocrat Hosni Mubarak. “A word in your ear, Sisi, don’t dream of being my president!” the protesters yelled. It was not clear why army and police units made no attempt to stop the demonstrators. Sisi has become wildly popular in Egypt since Mursi’s exit, and many believe he would win if he runs for president in elections expected next year. But some Egyptians are opposed both to Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood

and the current military-steered government, and they dominated the Tahrir Square rally. Tuesday’s expected mass protests will commemorate the second anniversary of the deaths of 42 people opposed to the military council ruling Egypt at the time in clashes with security forces on Mohamed Mahmoud Street, near Tahrir. The army toppled Mursi a year after he took over from the generals who have dominated Egypt for decades. A major element in the instability plaguing Egypt since then has been militants based in the volatile Sinai who have stepped up violence since July, killing security forces almost daily in the peninsula near Israel. Militant operations in Cairo have stirred concern that an Islamist insurgency could take hold beyond the Sinai in the Arab world’s largest country, which contains the Suez Canal, the vital, quickest sea route between Asia and Europe. The army says a political roadmap will lead to free and fair elections and stability to Egypt, where the revolt that brought down Mubarak in February 2011 raised prospects for democracy after decades of authoritarian rule.

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Egyptians hold a large banner with Arabic that reads, “the borders of Egypt’s revolution, with the country of occupied Tahrir Square,” at the entrance of Mohammed Mahmoud street in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

HIGH-PROFILE SHOOTING On Sunday, Interior Ministry Lieutenant-Colonel Mohamed Mabruk was shot dead outside his home in Cairo’s Nasr City district, the highest-profile killing in Cairo since Mursi’s overthrow following mass unrest against his rule. The attack occurred three days after a three-month curfew and state of emergency were lifted. Mabruk, who was gunned down by masked men, was in charge of monitoring the Muslim Brotherhood

movement in the Interior Ministry’s National Security division. “Our investigations point to Islamic jihadists carrying out this assassination with political motives,” a security official told Reuters. “They were taking revenge on Mabruk because he took care of a very highprofile file.” A small minority of hardcore activists are using the anniversary of the November 2011 clashes on Mohamed Mahmoud Street to highlight the actions of security forces who

have acted mostly with impunity in political upheaval since 2011. In unusual defiance of the army, some activists wrote on social media about their desire to overthrow what they call the new “military junta”, a reference to the interim government installed by the army after Mursi’s removal. “Our goal must be summed up as the downfall of the ruling military junta,” an activist said on a Facebook page set up to organise the protests that begin this evening.

Typhoon survivors rally city: ‘We shall overcome’ Associated Press Writer

TACLOBAN, Philippines — A Roman Catholic priest led dozens of displaced typhoon survivors on a march through this shattered city on Tuesday, seeking to boost its spirits. The marchers sang “We shall overcome” as they toured parts of Tacloban, at one point skirting some unburied corpses in bags by the roadside. The Rev. Robert Reyes, an activist priest known for running long distances across country to draw attention to social issues, said the marchers were living in a church and a sports stadium. “This is not an ordinary march. We call it the walk to overcome,” said Reyes. “This is part of what we call psycho-social therapy where you listen to the victims of AP Photo/Wally Santana the disaster but you also make them believe A typhoon victim reacts after being held back from a departing evacuation flight at the airport that they can actually heal themselves.” Typhoon Haiyan cut a path across eastern in Tacloban, Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

and central Philippines on Nov. 8, with some of fastest wind speeds on record. It killed or has left missing more than 5,000 people and displaced an estimated 4 million people. A major international relief mission is underway to help the survivors, many of whom will be dependent on aid for months to come. The airport in Tacloban, which was almost entirely destroyed in the storm, has emerged as relief hub, with scores of aid flights arriving each day carrying food, water, medicine, generators and heavy lifting equipment. The pace has picked up markedly in recent days compared to the chaos in the immediate aftermath of the storm. “It looks completely different to when I came in last week,” said Valerie Amos, the United Nation’s humanitarian chief. “I’m really delighted that so much progress has been made, so much more aid is going out, and the people are getting the vital supplies that they need.”


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Intel’s Haswell chip strong on PC gaming Associated Press Writer

ATLANTA — PC gaming has been a withering entity lately. Consoles rule, and game makers primarily target Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox as the game systems of choice. That hasn’t stopped PC gaming specialists from trying their best, though. Despite the dwindling number of quality PC game titles, the machines themselves are getting stronger. Intel’s latest processing chips, known as Haswell, easily handle the rigors of the most demanding PC games. These may be the waning days of PC gaming, but as far as technical heft, they could very well be the best. Here’s a look at a new gaming laptop and a desktop tower, both running Windows 8. They come from MSI and Digital Storm, two strong builders of high-quality gaming PCs: — MSI GT70 laptop ($2,799 for configuration with 3.4 gigahertz processor, 32 gigabytes of RAM): Calling MSI’s GT70 a laptop is technically true, but it’s a beast compare with the thin and light breed of laptops that dominate these days. But those trim and slim PCs aren’t optimized for gaming. This unit is large and in charge: The configuration I tested weighs 8.6 pounds and boasts a 17.3-inch screen, measured diagonally, with

a resolution of 1,920 pixels by 1,080 pixels for high-definition graphics. It has plenty of ports for accessories. The gaming gravitas, of course, is under the hood in the form of an Intel Core i7 3.4 gigahertz quadcore processor. Coupled with 32 gigabytes of internal memory, the maximum this processor can use, the GT70 handles a demanding blend of titles without a hitch or hang-up. There’s a generous 1 terabytes of hard drive space to store your games and 128 gigabytes of solid-state storage for faster access to data. “Wolfenstein,” a first-person shooter involving Nazis and supernatural powers, recommends systems with at least at a 2.4 gigahertz processor and 2 gigabytes of memory. The GT70 essentially stomps all over these recommendations. That’s the case with all the other titles I tested, including “Far Cry 3,” ‘’Crysis Warhead,” and “Risen.” The GT70 laughs at recommended specs. I couldn’t make this laptop

DETROIT — For years, the joke in the auto industry was that a massproduced car that runs on hydrogen was always a decade away.

That will change next year when Hyundai starts selling a Tucson SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. It will be the first mass-market vehicle of its type to be sold or leased in the U.S.

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MANGUPURA - Heritage protection policy intended for tourists visiting Bali reaped many protests from tourism businesspeople. It happened because the policy of charging a USD 10 donation was without involving the tourism businesspeople as stakeholders of government.

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The Digital Storm “Virtue” desktop gaming computer is displayed on Nov. 18, 2013, in Decatur, Ga. It boasts an advanced liquid cooling system and the latest Haswell microprocesor from Intel, Corp. wilt even after toggling the screen resolution, shadows and graphics options to the highest settings. There was no buffering, lagging or glitches.

Everything runs smoothly because the internal technology has outpaced what game developers are throwing onto the shelves. I easily achieved more than 60 frames per second dur-

ing play on both “Wolfenstein” and “Crysis Warhead.” Anything less than that may look OK, but it isn’t even keeping up with the refresh rate on most modern monitors.

Hyundai to sell hydrogen-powered SUV in 2014 Associated Press Writer

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“These things are now ready for prime time,” John Krafcik, Hyundai’s North American CEO, said last week. His company plans to announce details of the new Tucson on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, a model poses next to a Hyundai Tucson facelift on display at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Even as the industry focused on battery-powered and hybrid cars, automakers such as Hyundai, Honda and Toyota kept up research on fuel cells. Now they appear to have conquered obstacles such as high costs, safety concerns and a lack of filling stations. These vehicles could help the companies meet stricter future fuel-economy standards. Automakers have been dabbling in hydrogen-powered cars since the 1960s. General Motors announced a test fleet of hydrogen-powered Chevy Equinoxes in the mid-2000s, and Honda leased about two-dozen FCX Clarity models for $600 per month starting in 2005. President George W. Bush allocated $1.2 billion for hydrogen research and said in his 2003 State of the Union address: “The first car driven by a child born today could be powered by hydrogen and pollution free.” But the program was largely scrapped by the Obama administration, which focused more on battery-powered vehicles. Hyundai now is making Bush’s forecast come true, beating other auto companies to the mass market with

Tucsons that have electric motors powered by a stack of hydrogen fuel cells. Hyundai plans to start selling the vehicles in Southern California and eventually spread to other areas as filling stations are built. Hyundai says it has overcome safety and storage issues with a rearmounted tank that has passed numerous crash tests without incident. As for filling stations, the California Air Resources Board says there currently are nine open to the public in the state. Legislators recently allocated about $200 million per year for 100 more, to be built by 2023. Also at the Los Angeles show, Honda Motor Co. is scheduled to show off a fuel-cell concept vehicle, which it says hints at the aerodynamic design of the next generation fuel-cell vehicle to be launched in 2015. Further details weren’t available. Toyota Motor Corp. is scheduled to unveil its own concept fuel-cell vehicle at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show. That one also is likely for distribution in the mass market in 2015. General Motors continues work on its fuel-cell vehicles.

gNecessarily, we must be involved in making such a policy. The policy will definitely have an impact on tourism in Bali. And we are the most affected party by the policy,h said Chairman of the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) of Bali Chapter, Ngurah Wijaya, when met on Monday (Nov 18). According to him, the policy was not appropriate to be applied amid the decline in the quality of tourists to Bali. Moreover, their arrival to the Island of the Gods had been charged with Visa on Arrival (VoA). gTheir visit to Bali has been already taxed. Of course, the additional donation becomes a burden for travelers. This should be considered by the government,h he said. He argued that in an effort to preserve the cultural heritage, the government should strengthen the existence of customary village as actor, not culture in the form of physical entity. gI prefer if the government reinforces the existence of customary village in maintaining their culture, not protecting the physical aspect of the culture itself,h he said. As reported previously, starting in

2014 foreign travelers spending holidays in Bali would be charged with a donation worth USD 10 as part of the heritage protection policy to be set forth in a gubernatorial regulation or regional bylaw of Bali province. Chairman of the Regional Budget Draft Committee 2014 of the Bali House, Wayan Gunawan, said that donation of heritage protection would be directed to the protection program of Balinese customs and culture. gWe are still discussing about this heritage protection. Currently, it is under consultation to the Minister of Home Affairs and the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) regarding the rules whether it will be in the form of gubernatorial regulation or regional bylaw,h he explained. Further, he said the heritage protection program was also an attempt to boost local government revenue and the funds raised would be then directed to the protection of Balinese customs, culture and the environment. gThe House strongly supports the endeavor to get a portion from foreign travelers coming to Bali through the heritage protection,h he said.

Tourists enjoying water activities at Serangan Island. He described that every foreign traveler visiting Bali would be levied at USD 10 upon arrival at Ngurah Rai Airport. From the donation fund, a half would go to regional cash for customary, cultural and environmental pres-

ervation and maintenance program of Bali. gMeanwhile, the remaining USD 5 is intended for the coverage of health insurance, accident and others for foreign travelers themselves,h he said.

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From the heritage protection, there would be an income approximately reaching IDR 150 billion to IDR 250 billion per year with the calculation that tourist arrival in Bali amounted to 6,000 people per day. (kmb27)

ICA highlights high salary of foreign chef in Bali Bali Post

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The Indonesian Chef Association (ICA) highlighted the presence of foreign chefs in Bali because their existence got special treatment in terms of salary (income).

MANGUPURA - The Indonesian Chef Association (ICA) highlighted the presence of foreign chefs in Bali because their existence got special treatment in terms of salary (income). gWhen compared, the salary received by local chef is far below that of foreign chef. The disparity is just like the sky and the earth. And we do not understand about this,h said the President of ICA, Henry Alexie Bloem, in Nusa Dua. According to him, the capability of national chef was not inferior to that of foreign chef. In terms of income, their salary was far lower. gThere is unfair treatment between foreign chef and local chef. Unluckily, it is our nation itself that has provided them with greater value,h he said. He explained that national chef with the same quality as that of foreign chef was only paid at the highest salary up to IDR 30 million. However, for a new foreign chef had received a salary at IDR 30 million. gNot only that, many foreign chefs become

the superior to national chef even though the foreign chef is still a junior,h he complained. The Head of Tourism and Creative Economic Resource Development Agency, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, I Gede Pitana, previously said that Indonesia could not stem the workers in tourism sector in Southeast Asian countries. It happened due to the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 agreement in accordance with the World Trade Organization (WTO) where there would be four movements namely goods, services, capital and people that could no longer be restricted. He said the agreement also signified that in 2015 no countries could hinder the movement of human resources, particularly tourism workers from the ASEAN countries, so that they could work in Indonesia and vice versa. To win the quality in the competition, all tourism workers in the country, according to the Government Regulation No.52/2012 concerning with Certification of Competence and Enterprises in Tourism Sector, were required to have a certificate of competence which measured the capability of a worker. (kmb27)


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Community leaders of Kubu ask improvement of damaged roads Amlapura (Bali Post)—

The Rejang Dewa Dance perfomance during the ceremony in Kentel Bumi Temple in Klungkung IBP/File

Peak of Pangusaban Jagat

Thousands of Hindu pilgrims throng Agung Kentel Gumi Temple Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Coinciding with full moon of the fifth month in Balinese calendar, Sunday (Nov 17), the Agung Kentel Gumi Temple implemented the climax of Pangusaban Jagat ritual. Peak of the ritual in the puseh temple of Bali region was attended by thousands of Hindu pilgrims across Bali. After carrying out the peak of the ritual, all the pilgrims were given the opportunity to say prayers for eleven days before being closed on Thursday (Nov 28). The Agung Kentel Gumi Temple is known as a part of the Tri Guna temples (trinity temple of Bali region). This Agung Kentel Gumi Temple serves as the puseh temple to invoke welfare of the universe; Batur Temple serves as village temple to invoke fertility of the universe; and Besakih Temple serves as the dalem temple of Bali. In accordance with the schedules of the pangusaban ritual in the Agung Jagat Kentel Gumi Temple, peak of the ritual is commenced with Caru Manca Sanak in the grand pavilion of the Agung Kentel Gumi Temple. It was officiated over by Ida Pedanda Gede Putra Manuaba from Geriya Gde Tusan and Ida Pedanda Gede Putra Dharma from Geriya Buda Tusan. After that, it was resumed with pangusaban ritual in the innermost courtyard of

the Agung Kentel Gumi Temple, around 2:00 p.m. This ritual was officiated over by Ida Pedanda Gede Putra Tembau from Geriya Gede Aan. As complement of the ritual, it was also performed a sacred Balinese dance, Rejang Dewa. At the same time, it was accompanied with majejiwan ritual at paselang of the Agung Kentel Gumi Temple graced with sacred dance like Baris Gede, Sidakarya Mask and Wayang Gedog Show. The majejiwan ritual was led by Ida Pedanda Gede Putra Dharma from Geriya Buda Tusan, Ida Pedanda Gede Putra Manuaba from Geriya Gede Tusan, Ida Pedanda Nyoman Telaga from Geriya Telaga Banjarangkan and Ida Pedanda Istri from Geriya Gede Tusan. Chairman of the Pangusaban Jagat Rit-

ual Committee, Ngakan Putu Gede Bawa, said that after carrying out the peak of the Pangusaban Jagat started on Monday (Nov 18), it was performed the nganyarin ritual by each county/municipality in Bali. He also still hoped that as long as the venerated deity was ready to receive the worship for eleven days, Balinese Hindus throughout Bali could say prayers as a form of devotion to Supreme God and its manifestation in the Agung Kentel Gumi Temple. The Agung Kentel Gumi is one of the kahyangan jagat (universal) temples located at Tusan Kawan hamlet, Banjarangkan customary village, Klungkung. This temple was founded by Mpu Kuturan and was then enhanced by Kresna Kepakisan Dynasty as a sanctum to worship Sanghyang Reka Bhuana. (kmb31)

Community leaders in Kubu, Karangasem, one of which is the hamlet chief of Muntig, Tulamben village, Made Suparta, asked the Regent of Karangasem I Wayan Geredeg in Kubu, Monday (Nov 18) to pave the damaged roads and the road having never been paved. The road, said Suparta, was very important for public transportation in purchasing water supply or selling the agricultural products. Suparta added that many roads were still required by community such as at Muntig. The roads were badly damaged, while condition of the road was up and down, and quite dangerous. He also asked the Regent of Karangasem to help connect the pipeline of clean water from Telaga Waja to residential center of Muntig community in particular, so that people could get their water closer. Meanwhile, another community figure asked the acceleration of water pipeline project at Telaga Waja so that it could function immediately and did not just bury pipeline. Similar opinion was delivered by community figure of Ban village, Kubu, that many roads and even the ones built through the labor-intensive project in 1984 had never been touched by asphalt so far. Meanwhile, a PKK member of Ban village, Ni Luh Seni, also expressed about the need for housewives to be provided with skill life training program such as weaving and making oblation of shoots of palm leaves. Seni said that to facilitate and streamline the training, it was required the establishment of women’s group. “After having a good weaving skill, we need to be helped with provision of information and marketing channel, so that housewives during long dry season can have a livelihood because there is no farming activity and raising livestock,” said Seni. On the other hand, the Regent of Karangasem, I Wayan Geredeg, promised to pay attention to the people’s expectation. He said that so far the construction of roads in Karangasem had reached 800 km. According to him, many roads had been smooth after being paved with hot-mix asphalt. The regent also paid attention to the need of empowerment program such provision of life skill training to communities such as weaving. As information, all this time the local housewives had owned life skill of weaving palm leaves. Since the quality remained inferior and their design was monotonous, their product was hard to be marketed because they were less attractive. At local market, their products were purchased at very low price. (013)

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InterContinental Bali voted “Luxury Wedding Destination” IBP

JIMBARAN - InterContinental Bali Resort is proud to be announced as the winner of the prestigious World Luxury Travel Awards 2013. The resort has been voted as the gLuxury Wedding Destinationh. The World Luxury Awards was established in 2006 to recognize the worldwide luxury hotel industry and legendary hotels with respect to overall service excellence. Over 1,000 hotels from 87 countries were nominated to participate in this yearfs award initiative. Winners for all 50 categories were judged purely on service delivery and effective management as voted for by international tour operators, travel agents and hotel guests. InterContinental Bali Resort is blessed with tropical landscape framed by a white sand beach that simply lends itself to be an ideal destination for weddings and affairs of the heart. Voted as the Luxury Wedding Destination reinforces that the

resort is indeed the ultimate destination in Bali to gMarry in Styleh. gWe also have a dedicated team to deliver impeccable service to every bridal couple, their friends and family and to ensure that we cater to all their needs for their special day. Couples from Japan, Korea, Europe and India come to our resort to fulfill their dream. We create experience and fond memories that last foreverh comments Mr. Michel Chertouh, General Manager of InterContinental Bali Resort. This is the one of the several accolade bestowed upon the resort recently. InterContinental Bali Resort was also voted as the Best Resort in Asia Pacific by Business Traveller Asia Pacific.

Calendar Event for November 2 through December 11, 2013 2 Nov Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan. Pura Taman Pule di Mas-Ubud. Pura Ularan di Takmung-Klungkung. Pura Bukitjati di Gulingan-Kawan Bangli. 6 Nov Buda Wage Langkir. Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan. Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud. Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang-Canggi Batuan. Pura Pasek Pertukangan Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi. Pura Masceti Desa Sanding-Tampak Siring. Puru Luwur Batur Pucangan Buahan-Tabanan. Odalan Alit di Pura Dalem Takuran di Cemenggoan Sukawati. Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih. Mr. Pasek Gelgel Silakarang. Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Kapal. Pura Dalem Bias Muntig Ped-Nusa Penida. 10 Nov Redite Pon Medangsia. Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan. 11 Nov Soma Wage Medangsia. Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung. Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar. 12 Nov Anggara Keliwon Medangsia. Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba di Yogyakarta-Sumur Lampung Selatan. Pura Luwur Uluwatu Pecatu Kuta Selatan. Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud. Pura Andakasa Karangasem. Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung. Merajan Kawitan Arya Kubontubuh Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi. Pura Suralaya Banda-Klungkung. Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang-Bangli. Pura Gadung Blahbatuh Gianyar. Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan. Pura Pasek Gadung Kerambitan Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Dalem Banyuning Barat-Buleleng. Odalan Sepen di Pura Puseh. Pura Desa Cemenggaon-Sukawati. Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Kubayan Mengwi. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Gegelang-Tabanan. Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Kahyangan) Tulikup Gianyar. Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud. 13 Nov Buda Umanis Medangsia. Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana. Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati. Pura Nataran Kacangdawa-Klungkung.

Odalan Bhatara Gede Apol di Ubung Denpasar. Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan-Klungkung. Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan. Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung. Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati. Pura Taman Tegalalang. Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa-Batanbuah-Kesiman. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Basangkawan. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida. Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati. 14 Nov Wraspati Paing Medangsia. Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan. Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra-Gianyar. 17 Nov Redite Keliwon Pujut. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran-Mengwi. 17 Nov Purnama Kelima. Aci-aci Penaung Bayu di Pura Batumadeg di Besakih. Pura Kentel Gumi di Batur Baangli. Pura Pedarman Agung, Satria Denpasar. Pura Pemerajan Agung - Pemecutan Denpasar. Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli. Pura Desa Pemenang di Lombok. Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel di Sumerta Denpasar. Pura Pasek Gobleg di Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Suranadi di Lombok. Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring. Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani. Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem. Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan. Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani. Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak di Songan Kintamani. Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Lebih. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Tulamben. Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan. Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja. Pura Suci Desa Tianyar Kubu Karangasem. Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. Pura Narmada di Lombok. Pura Segara di Ampenan Lombok. Pura Ularan di Seririt Buleleng. 24 Nov Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung. 26 Nov Anggara Wage Pahang. Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) di Besakih. Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah.

27 Nov Buda Keliwon Pahang. Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan. Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem. Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati. Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati. Pura Penataran di Batuyang-Batubulan. Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati. Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar. Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng. Pura Puseh di Bebandem-Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan. Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida. Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar. Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem. Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal. Pura Batur Sari Ubud. Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 2 Dec Soma Keliwon Krulut. Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mengwi Badung. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 7 Dec Tumpek Krurut. Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng. Pura Dalem Pemuteran di Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung. Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa di Besakih. Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tarukan di Bebalang Bangli. Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan (Ida Betara Empu Beradah) di Besakih. 8 Dec Redite Umanis Merakih. Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida. Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar. 11 Dec Buda Wage Merakih. Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar Selatan. Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan. Pura Desa Silakarang - Singapadu. Pura dalem Petitenget - Kerobokan - Kuta. Pura Dalem Pulasari - Samplangan - Gianyar. Pura Kubayan - Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar - Selatan. Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan. Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel - Sumerta - Denpasar. Pura Pasek Lumintang - Denpasar. Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan - Sanding - Tampaksiring. Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken - Kaba-kaba - Tabanan.

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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NEW YORK — The stars were out in force on Broadway on Monday — and they were frantic. The coffeefueled benefit performance of “The 24 Hour Plays” was held at the American Airlines Theatre, an annual event in which more than two dozen actors — this time including Jesse Tyler Ferguson, James McAvoy, Jason Biggs and Zachary Levi — teamed up with six writers and six directors to write and rehearse a half-dozen plays over a single day. The event raised $500,000. to play her usual seductress, and so was cast as an assassin. Another actor wanted to die onstage and a third suggested he might like to be a murderer. Four people oddly brought clown props. There was a cramming-for-collegefinals feel about the venue in the hours before the show, with actors busy tweaking their lines and bonding over catered food or lounging about. The fact that several were “Saturday Night Live” veterans — Dratch, Pharoah and Taran Killam — seemed to help their moods. “I have a knack for retention,” Killam said. Although Lucas stunningly shaved his beard onstage, the evening belonged to Cross, a veteran of five previous shows. The comedian appeared in the last four plays uttering a single line: “Oh, come

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on. It’s just milk.” He explained that he didn’t have time to commit all day this year but managed to get lured onboard if he did just a walk-on. “That’s what it is for me: meeting celebrities,” Cross deadpanned backstage. “I just don’t get the opportunity to meet and chitchat — just small talk. I don’t want to talk about anything substantive. Just small talk with celebrities is kind of my thing.”

FILE - This Sept. 10, 2013 file photo shows actor Ewan McGregor at the press conference for “August: Osage County” at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto.

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The six playwrights were David Lindsay-Abaire, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Lynn Nottage, Theresa Rebeck, Rachel Axler and Devin Mojica, a sophomore from New York University who earlier won a spot. Some of the other stars who showed up included David Cross, Gina Gershon , Sasha Alexander , Rachel Dratch, Rosie Perez, Diane Neal, Carmen Ejogo , Tim Daly, Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Michael Kenneth Williams, Bryan Greenberg, Josh Lucas, Jay Pharoah, Ben Shenkman, Krysta Rodriguez and Maggie Q. They were asked to audition with a prop and a costume, both of which often found their way into the final play. Frequently the actors wanted to show another side. Natalie Dormer asked not

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Indonesia reviews Australia cooperation

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JAKARTA - Indonesia announced Tuesday that it is reviewing cooperation with Canberra over “hurtful” claims that its president’s phone was tapped, as Australia’s leader issued a qualified response that stopped well short of an apology. In a series of angry tweets, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said ties with Canberra had been damaged and “deplored” what he described as a lack of remorse on the part of the Australian prime minister.

His outrage over reports that his phone and those of his wife and ministers were targeted by Australian spies came a day after Indonesia recalled its ambassador from Canberra in protest. Indonesia is “reviewing the bi-

lateral cooperation because of Australia’s hurtful action”, Yudhoyono said in a tweet, referring to the accounts of spying in documents leaked by US intelligence fugitive Edward Snowden to Australian media. Indonesia and Australia are close strategic and trading partners and have traditionally worked together in many areas, including on antiterrorism initiatives and on the sensitive issue of asylum-seekers. “I also deplore the Australian

PM’s statement that wiretapping in Indonesia is considered a small thing, without any feeling of remorse,” Yudhoyono said. “The acts by the US and Australia are very damaging to their strategic partnerships with Indonesia, a fellow democratic country,” he added, referring to allegations the US has also been spying from its embassy in Jakarta. Following the president’s angry tweets, Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the Australian parliament that

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Yudhoyono was “one of the very best friends that we have anywhere in the world”. “That’s why I sincerely regret any embarrassment recent media reports have caused him.” But he added: “Australia should not be expected to apologise for the steps we take to protect our country now or in the past, any more than other governments should be expected to apologise for the similar steps that they have taken.”

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FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Maria Bartiromo attends The Third Annual DVF Awards held at the United Nations in New York.

Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES — CNBC says veteran anchor and reporter Maria Bartiromo is leaving the business news channel. Bartiromo’s contract ends Nov. 24, concluding 20 years with CNBC, the channel said Monday. The New York Times and others reported Bartiromo is joining Fox Business

Network. The Fox network said it had no immediate announcement to make Monday. The Drudge Report was first to report Bartiromo’s move. Bartiromo joined CNBC in 1993 after five years as a producer and assignment editor with CNN Business News. At CNBC, she pioneered daily live reporting from the floor of the New York Stock

Exchange and won an Emmy Award for a documentary on Google. Her high-profile work at CNBC and photogenic looks earned her the nickname “Money Honey.” Bartiromo anchors CNBC’s “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” and the syndicated “On the Money with Maria Bartiromo.” CNBC is owned by NBCUniversal.

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Australian tourists stroll along on white sand at Kuta Beach. Indonesia announced Tuesday that it is reviewing cooperation with Canberra over “hurtful” claims that its president’s phone was tapped.

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