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Friday, February 21, 2014

Justin Timberlake Cancels New York Concert for “Health Reasons”

Sounds like Justin Timberlake just isn’t up to puttin’ on his suit and tie. The 20/20 Experience artist was forced to pull the plug on his show scheduled for tonight at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, apparently due to illness. “Hey NY. There is never an easy way to do this... Unfortunately, I have to postpone tonight’s show to Friday due to health reasons,” Timberlake tweeted at the 11th hour this afternoon. He added: “I am truly sorry to everyone that have tickets for tonight. It kills me to have to do

What’s better than getting a free car? A house! Oprah Winfrey reportedly purchased a home for her halfsister, Patricia Lofton, in Wisconsin. Multiple reports have claimed that the media mogul has spent almost half a million dollars on the four-bedroom, three-bathroom pad and given Lofton a monthly allowance so that she can focus on accomplishing a few major personal goals.”Patricia’s greatest dream was to go to college and become a social worker,” a spokesperson for Oprah told E! News. “Oprah wants to support that dream.” Oprah and Patricia were introduced publicly back in 2011 on the hit daytime talk show. The ladies share the same mother, Vernita Lee, but Patricia was sent to live in foster homes until she was adopted at the

age of seven. The 60-year-old star confessed that she was hopeful about “building a relationship” with her long-lost sibling. “Having been burned a lot of times in other relationships, I’m the kind of person that would like to take it slow, build a relationship upon mutual respect and understanding,” she said during her BFF Gayle King’s radio show. She added, “I am open to having a sisterly relationship.” Oprah has also expressed how grateful she is to have learned of her sister at this time in her life. “She coming into the family at this time has been a great peace offering, a great symbol of peace-making in this family,” she shared. “I would say I see her as a gift.”

Elton John, Kanye among Bonnaroo headliners NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The eclectic trio of Elton John, Kanye West and Jack White will headline this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Organizers announced the lineup for the June 12-15 festival

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this. I hope to see you all on Friday. --JT” Timberlake is also supposed to perform at MSG tomorrow, which is he shows up as scheduled will instead be the first night of a two-night sold-out engagement. He’s then due in Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday. There was no indication after J.T.’s show last night in Chicago that he was feeling under the weather, but maybe his pipes were feeling a little rusty when he woke up today. We wish him a speedy recovery!

Oprah Reportedly Buys Half-Sister Patricia Lofton a New Home

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Wednesday night. Sir Elton will be attending his first Bonnaroo, while West will be making his first return after one of the most memorable appearances in 2008. That year he made fans wait nearly two hours for his early morning set, which didn’t start until

4:30 a.m. Other performers scheduled to appear include Frank Ocean, Lionel Richie, Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Lauryn Hill and Skrillex, who will host one of Bonnaroo’s SuperJams. Tickets go on sale at noon Feb. 22 on the festival’s website.

Four rescued Japan divers heading home Antara/AFP

DENPASAR - Four Japanese tourists who were previously admitted to a hospital after a diving incident in Nusa Lembongan water, Klungkung District, Bali, were allowed to check out the hospital on Thursday. They headed home on night plane to Japan. “The medical team said their conditions had been stable and good so that they were allowed to go home,” Medical Service Director of Denpasar’s Sanglah Hospital, Anak Agung Ngurah Jayakusuma, said on Thursday. He said that the four Japanese tourists only felt pain in several parts of their skins due to sun burns after floating for three days in the sea. “The four victims suffered from grade one sun burns and some blisters due to rock scratches,” he said. Anak Agung noted that their mental conditions were also good so that they can leave the hospital after a four-day medical treatment.

The four Japanese were Yamamoto Emi (33), Tomita Nahomi (29), Morizono Aya (27), Yoshidome Atshumi (29). On Friday, February 14, seven Japanese tourists were reported missing while diving in the Nusa Lembongan waters, Klungkung district, Bali province. They were Niata (59), Yamamoto (33), Tomita Nahomi (28), Muri Sono Aya (27), Yosidome Atsumi (29), Takahasioko (35) and tourist guide Hurukawa Sahori (37). The women, among seven who disappeared after setting off for a diving expedition Friday, bowed deeply to reporters and apologised for causing any trouble as they were discharged from hospital in the Balinese capital Denpasar. It came as rescuers scoured the coast of the Indonesian resort island for one last day to find a diver who is still missing. Five of the Japanese divers have so far been rescued while the body of a sixth was found floating near a beach. The rescued divers suffered sunburn and dehydration but no serious injuries, although they have been left mentally “devastated”, according to a Japanese official on Bali.

Japanese divers, from right, Nahomi Tomita, Atsumi Yoshidome, Emi Yamamoto, Aya Morizono bow during a press conference at a hospital in Bali, Indonesia, after they were discharged from the hospital Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati

In a joint statement, the four women discharged Thursday said they worked hard to keep each others’ spirits up after huge waves and storms pushed them onto rocks, miles from where they had set off. “We told each other that we will go home alive. We encouraged each other by saying we could keep going because we had already survived drifting in the water for 28 hours,” they said. They set off Friday from Nusa Lembongan island, just east of Bali, but soon got lost. After drifting for a long time, they were slammed against rocks near the coast and were “swallowed by big waves three to four times”. Four of them managed to clamber onto some rocks in a remote area off Nusa Penida island, which is next to Nusa Lembongan, on Saturday. They sheltered themselves from the harsh sun during the day and climbed up to the highest point to flash distress lights at night, fighting all the time against exhaustion and thirst. Cotinued on page 6


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Friday, February 21, 2014

Bali News

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Change to protection block

Governor mismanages state-owned asset Bali Post

DENPASAR - In the Act, the Bali government particularly the governor is indeed justified to issue management permit for the nature-based tourism in the Ngurah Rai Forest Park (Tahura) to investors. However, this permit does not necessarily mean he can lease the state-owned asset to investors. A problem then arises because the governor gave management permit at the protection block that should not be utilized for any development. TRB was granted a management permit for 55 years of management period and 22 years of the right of priority. In the decree, the governor permitted the establishment of tourist accommodation facilities in the mangrove area of 102.22 hectares in the form of 75 units of accommodation, 5 units of stall, 8 units of restaurant, 10 units of hold dock, 2 units of spa outlet, 4 units of outbound facilities, 2 units of management office, a pool, a multipurpose building, a public activity area, a camp area and restroom, a gazebo and meditation site. Actually, according to Gendo, the Forest Park was very coincident with the area of climate change mitigation, geological disasters and tsunamis, coastal borderline, vulnerable liquefaction and subsidence and sea water intrusion guard area. “Necessarily, no accommodation is allowed to be built there, while many facilities will be built in the area of grown-up mangrove. It means the mangroves will be

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KUTA - In the spirit of its brand mantra “TAKE TIME TO BE KIND”, Hard Rock Hotel Bali donated some Rp. 150,000,000,- to Bali Pink Ribbon, as a result of month-long Pinktober® campaign in October 2013 and the charity fun run event, Rock ‘n Run the 13th Chapter in November 2013. The cheque was presented by Andrew Khoo, M.I.H, the General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Bali to Bali Pink Ribbon at Centerstage on Friday, 14 February 2014. Sponsors and partners were also present during the cheque presentation, showing great support for Bali Pink Ribbon and the cause. Held on Valentine’s Day, the event inspired everyone to share our love for the cancer-fighting women of Bali who are less fortunate and may not have access to reliable information on how to be cured.

cut down. Well, if that happens, it means the management is not correct because the mangrove takes up to 5 years to grow well. It’s very grateful if only 1 of 100 mangroves can survive,” he explained. Meanwhile, the politician IGK Manila asked the government not to alter and destroy the nature of

Bali. Bali was only a small island with a limited number of forests anyway. If the forests were destroyed, Manila worried that it would bring in disasters, either flooding or avalanches. “Probably, God can be angry because we do not respect and appreciate our nature. Necessarily, ask people first whether it is

allowed or not. What is infringed? If more than a half does not agree, please do not do it. The people want to disintegrate us and all are faced with pros and cons. I hope this Bali should not be changed and destroyed. How many hectares are our forests? Bali is a small island, right?” he explained. (kmb32)

A toddler suffering eye tumor from Negara, Kadek Gita, 3, passed away on Saturday (Feb 8). For one and a half years of treatment, Gita has been assisted by the people of Bali through the Dompet Peduli Bali Post so the burden of her family can be relieved in terms of financial matter, both for the treatment and living expenses of Gita at hospital. Fundraising intended for Gita totally reached IDR 283,445,555. The fund is then handed over to Gita gradually until the end of

this female toddler’s life. The remaining fund from the public aid was then handed over to Gita’s parents. Conferment of the Dompet Peduli Bali Post was carried out in Bali Post, Wednesday (Feb 19) by Chairman of the Bali Post Media Group (KMB), Satria Naradha, directly to parents of Gita. The amount of fund handed over was IDR 185,445,555. According to Putra Yadnya, Gita’s father, the remaining fund would be used for ceremonial

purposes of Gita and the rest would be saved in appropriate with the message of his second child. “Gita was cremated on February 17. There is still another series of event like meajar-ajar procession,” said Yadnya. The sadness was still reflected on the face of both parents of Gita. Moreover, when talking about the struggle of Gita against her eye tumor. Even, her mother, Wiantari, was still unable to see Sanglah Hospital as she still remembered Gita. “On the way

to Denpasar, I remember Gita because almost every week we passed the same way to take her medication. We remember where we stopped to have a break every time to go to Denpasar,” she said. At the time she suffered her illness, she was strong and tough enough. No matter how many times she should undergo chemotherapy, Gita was always able to survive even wanted to eat and drink. This condition caused her eye tumor to rapidly decline and

then was removed. Her tumor in the left eye was swollen twice, but with strong determination to undergo the treatment, her swollen tumor shrank back. Probably, her destiny was different. Gita died after being treated for a week with diarrhea and a decrease in white blood cells. The death of Gita was sincerely accepted by her parents. Yadnya expressed his gratitude to the people of Bali who had lent a hand to her daughter through the Dompet Peduli Bali Post. (san)

Run is an annual charity event organized by Hard Rock Hotel Bali, supported by event partners and sponsors, with New Balance, Asia Miles and Telkomsel as the main sponsors. In 2013, the Rock ‘n Run the 13th Chapter was held with tremendous participation from the public. More than 600 people turned up to participate and the event managed to sell almost 2,000 shirts. “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting the cause. Our shout out goes

to the women living at the ends of Bali, at remote villages that may be fighting cancer now, we hear you and we care about you! Thank you Bali Pink Ribbon, sponsors and partners for the ongoing support”, said Andrew Khoo. During the cheque presentation, Mayke Boestami, Secretary of the Board, Bali Pink Ribbon gave highest appreciation for all the fundraising efforts. “Bali Pink Ribbon is forever grateful for everyone that participated in Pinktober and Rock

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‘n Run. Your kindness mean everything to the women we are helping to fight breast cancer”, said Ibu Mayke.

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The Ngurah Rai Forest Park (Tahura)

Donation for Gita handed over

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Hard Rock Hotel Bali handed check to Bali Pink Ribbon

Pinktober® is a global initiative by Hard Rock locations around the world, which aims to raise breast cancer awareness and funds in the effort to fight breast cancer. On October 2013, the campaign included a Pink Room, a pink-decorated Deluxe Premium Room with a set of pink amenities and benefits, offered at the Hotel’s website. The good cheer continued with Pinktober® Party on Wednesday, 16 October 2013, with a special performance by Ms. Shena Malsiana. Rock n’

“The governor should consider the importance of Ngurah Rai Forest Park having the mangrove vegetation as the only one in Indonesia. In its management, the zonation should be maintained, which block is intended for utilization, protection and guidance. The problem is that the permit issued by the governor covers many areas located in the protection block so it means the governor has mismanaged. Why is the protection block replaced? It’s called negligence,” said Regional Council Chairman of Walhi Bali, Wayan ‘Gendo’ Suardana. This statement also has something to do with the lawsuit of Walhi to Governor in the Denpasar Administrative Court related to the Gubernatorial Decree No.1.051/03-L/HK/2012 on Permit Conferment for Naturebased Tourism Management on the Block Utilization of Ngurah Rai Forest Park (Tahura) of Bali Province covering an area of 102.22 hectares to PT Tirta Rahmat Bahari a year ago. PT

Friday, February 21, 2014

1 Jan Buda Kliwon Matal, Kajeng Kliwon And Tilem Sasih Kenam Pura Desa Sukawati Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Gelgel Bebetin Pura Maspahit Sesetan Pura Padharman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 11 Jan Tumpek Kandang Pura Desa Gianyar Pura Luhur Dalem Sagening Kediri Tabanan Pura Sang Hyang Tegal Tegalalang 15 Jan Purnama Sasih Kapitu Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja Gianyar Pura Puseh Manakaji Peninjauan Bangli Pura Taman Limut Pengosekan Mas Ubud Pura Benua Besakih Pura Gunung Rena Sidemen Karangasem Pura Pasek Gelgel Abadi Karangasem Pura Pucak Gunung Mangun Kubu Karangasem 16 Jan Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan 17 Jan Hari Bhatara Sri 21 Jan Anggara Kasih Prangbakat Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa Klungkung Pura Tirtha Sidamala Bebalang Bangli Pura Gunung Pangsong Lombok Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar Pura Pura Hyang Haluh/Jenggala Besakih

Pura Tengkulak Tulikup Gianyar Pura Taman Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Badung

Pura Penataran Giri Purwo Tegal Delimo Banyuwangi Pura jala Sidhi amerta Juanda Surabaya

29 Jan Hari Siwaratri

19 Feb Buda Cemeng Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran ped Nusa Penida Pura Gaduhan Jagat Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Penataran Batu Lepang Kamasan Kelungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Kedonganan Kuta Pura Guwa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Pura Jati Ubud Pura Melanting Ubud Pura Dalem Peed Nusa Penida Pura Sad Kayangan Nusa Penida Pura Penataran Agung Gunung Karangasem

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

21 Feb Hari Bhatara Sri 25 Feb Anggara Kasih Dukut Pura Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Undagi Krambitan Tabanan Pura Pucak Taman bedulu Gianyar Pura Puser Jagat Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Purwa Kawan Bangli Pura Desa Ketewel Gianyar 26 Feb Pura Agung Pasek gelgel Sibang Kaja Abian Semal Pura Dalem Samprangan Gianyar

Rock ‘n Run the 13th Chapter is proudly sponsored by New Balance, Asia Miles and Telkomsel.

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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Friday, February 21, 2014

Fashion

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Salma Hayek powerful in black leather at Gucci

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MILAN — The fashion crowd moved on to Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, leaving behind memories of snowy New York and rainy London. Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and newcomer Fausto Puglisi launched six days of fashion previews for next fall and winter womenswear looks.

DENPASAR - The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) continues to elaborate the case of Ngurah Rai Forest Park (Tahura). It has accomplished the field investigation and in the near future the audit results will be announced to the public. So far, it got some indications of breach in the utilization of the Ngurah Rai Forest Park.

PROJECTING FEMALE POWER

Salma Hayek is all about female power. It’s at the heart of the “Chime for Change” project she is running with Gucci designer Frida Giannini and singer Beyonce. And it is in the strong leather look she wore to Gucci’s front row. Hayek wore a mod leather beret with a doublebreasted leather jacket, skirt and black patent leather platform boots from Gucci’s pre-fall 2014 collection. The look was set off with a purple python fringe shoulder bag. Hayek hinted that there will be some news soon on the “Chime for Change” — a Gucci project launched last year to promote education, health and justice for girls and women throughout the world. On her movie career, Hayek says she starts work this spring on a new movie, “The Tales of Tales,” by Italian director Matteo Garrone. GUCCI’S LUSCIOUS TEXTURES

Hayek gushed over the softness of Gucci’s lusciously textured looks for next winter — from supple leather to shaggy fur. “I love it. I want to touch everything. It’s so soft, and so beautiful,” Hayek said after the womenswear preview show for next fall and winter that marked the launch of Milan Fashion Week. Giannini’s looks for next fall and winter are soft in both color and mood — even if sticking

with decidedly Gucci and winter materials like leather and fur. The colors were snatched from your favorite Crayola box of yesteryear: cornflower blue, sage green, brushed pink blush — set off by neutrals in tan, black and camel. A-line Nappa leather mini dresses had ruffled fronts — a testament to the suppleness of the materials. Waistlines were higher, and hemlines were short, showing off knee-high leather high-heeled boots. Suits were slim-fitting, contrasting nicely with shaggy colored furs that give a carefree flounce with every step. For evening wear, there were romantic leather minidresses with bejeweled tops — worn with big crystal bracelets. ROMANTIC NATURALISM

Alberta Ferretti’s looks appear to have sprung from the woodlands, crafted from feathers, finished in fur and draped in romantic lace. Ferretti said the looks were created “for women who are real and a little special.” She’s a hunter: Wispy feathers formed a skirt while black feathers provide a sturdy armor for the breast. She’s a romantic: draped in sheer pleated fabric accented with contrasting lace. She’s practical nymph: woolen laden shifts provide sturdy elegance. She’s a landscape itself: jacquard detailing form concentric circles that give shape and texture to a dress, finished at the hemline and neckline with tufts of feathers. Colors were earthy olive, orange, crimson and blues. Ferretti completed the looks with strappy sandals were worn with ankle socks, or romantic ballerinas. FLOUNCE THAT!

“Did you see life, movement?” Italian designer Fausto Puglisi asked back stage. Puglisi’s looks created a kaleidoscope of color as they moved down the black runway in the glare of half a dozen spotlights: triangles of red and blue, trapezoids of green, yellow, lavender — all against a black background as if the shapes were

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A model wears a creation for Gucci women’s Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. performers on a stage. The collection was as uplifting as a circus skit, yet with a rock ‘n’roll edge — evoked with spikes, studs and jewels. The strength of the collection was in the structure of the pieces. On one end of the spectrum was a pleated skirt that fans flat across the body, or another flat eye-shaped skirt suggestive of a costume in its Harlequin diamond pattern.

There were also softer looks, silky shirts, soft sweaters worn with satiny pleated skirts. The looks themselves projected varied lifestyles, from tough East Village rocker in leggings and a graphic T-shirt to Midtown professional in a belted sweater over a knee-length pleated skirt, yet all were united in their bold geometry and color scheme. Or, as Puglisi summed

up the dichotomy, “polished vs. rebellious.” Puglisi, who is creative director for Ungaro in Paris and began last year showing his own line in Milan, credits his success to his experience in the United States, where he became a darling of the Hollywood crowd. He paid tribute in this collection with the Statue of Liberty featured as a recurring motif.

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Tahura case, BPK indicates some violations

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Fashion is Milan’s main economic activity — and designers mean business: The Milan runways showcase apparel, shoes and handbags that create revenues of some 15 billion euros ($20 billion), according to a new study for the business daily Il Sole 24 Ore, or one-quarter of Italy’s entire fashion industry. The good news for Italy’s economy, which remains in the doldrums overall, is that fashion exports are on the rise, hitting a record 45 billion last year.

Friday, February 21, 2014

“In 2013, we performed the investigation of environmental governance in Bali. One of the findings is related to forest park and permit of the land utilization for tourism. And we’ve accomplished the field investigation. In the near future, the results of final investigation will be issued,” said a member of the BPK-RI doubling as Chairman of the Working Group on World Environmental Auditing, Dr. Ali Masykur Musa, in a visit to Bali Post, Wednesday (Feb 19). Regarding the provisional investigation results, Ali Masykur Musa did not want to explain in details. He reasoned the results of the investigation had not been conclusive and remained under process. Similarly, his party was not allowed to announce it to the public because it involved a code of ethics of the BPK. Nevertheless, he did not dispute if the findings of the BPK had indicated a number of violations in the case of the Ngurah Rai Forest Park. “Many a time, some violations are committed against the rules and they were undertaken unfairly. But, how far the unfairness and what tricks are used, please wait. Wait for the results of the

investigation. Secondly, a lot of rules are violated, so it requires a consistency. A regulation will be meaningless without being obeyed. Thirdly, it is related to licensing where it often does not correspond to the reality. Probably, these are the indications in our findings. Then, we will make a filing and reporting of the investigation results to completion. With all due respect, we cannot explain it because it involves a code of conduct and this has not arrived yet at final audit report,” said the man familiarly called Cak Ali. How powerful is legal force of the investigation results of the BPK over the case of Tahura? He explained that BPK had a kind of follow-up investigation, where the investigation results should be followed up by relevant parties, either the government, legislative or third-party or private parties. Findings of the BPK posed a referential material for the government and law enforcement agency. Basically, the findings of BPK could be used as evidence in court, although the BPK did not intervene on the law. However, the practice in Indonesia was quite often on the contrary. Findings of the BPK were not necessarily to be used as refer-

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quality of human resources, particularly in planning and designing simple financial statement. To that end, he said the government could strengthen them by creating special agencies to deal with the capital problem. “The weakness of MSI players lies in the low quality of human resources, primarily in making financial reports. Thus, the government should strengthen its role or there is a special institution helping and mentoring them in order the planning and financial statement can be made,” said Raka. He said that a number of agencies existing in Bali such as PT Jamkrida and Rural Credit Agency (LPD) were very helpful in the

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Visitors visit Mangrove Conservation area (Tahura) that located at Suwung, Bali Island. The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) continues to elaborate the case of Ngurah Rai Forest Park (Tahura). It has accomplished the field investigation and in the near future the audit results will be announced to the public. ence for decision making whether it was in the government or law enforcement agencies. Some few government and law enforcement agencies even took the beneficial points only from the investigation results of the BPK. Meanwhile, related to the reclamation plan at Benoa Bay, the man familiarly called Cak Ali stated that any time the BPK

could conduct an investigation to the reclamation permit. For this issue, he personally stated that reclamation was more damaging the environment and detrimental in the context of budget for the environmental management. If indeed a particular area could not be reclaimed, it meant there should be no reclamation. Unfortunately, implementation

of the rules in Indonesia was often inconsistent. Even though it had been clearly prohibited, the construction was ongoing. The spatial rules were circumvented to pass the development. It was termed as partial spatial order. “For example, that is not allowed in this area, except this one. Such a thing frequently happens,” he said. (kmb25)

success of the small and micro industry in the matter of capital funding. However, only some few players of the MSI knew how to utilize it so far. “Hence, there must be an institution that can enable them to take advantage of the financial institutions (banks—Ed) in order to make them bankable,” he explained. Previously, the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Warmadewa University, I Gusti Ngurah Sanjaya, said the government should be able to provide a favorable business climate, easy and cheap permit as well as to open the market. All this time, the MSI sector was the largest provider of job opportunities.

He said the small unemployment rate in Bali was supported by some sectors, where one of which was the contribution of the MSI. “Indeed there is a government attention, but not maximal, so in the perspective of management of broader sense, our MSI stays weak. Likewise, the government has not accompanied the overall IMK maximally, such as in terms of man, material, capital and others,” he said. He said that other than the attention of the government, the MSI also required the attention and help of investors. All this time, they helped the local MSI half-heartedly. Ultimately, they only struggled around the area

of business,” he said. The small business people played a major role in reducing the unemployment rate in Indonesia. This business could provide employment to 98.16 percent or about 107,653,510 workers of 56.53 million workers of 56.53 units of business recorded in the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs. However, the constraint faced by the players of micro and small industry was in the capital field. It happened due to their limited access to financial institutions like banking. Based on the existing data, only 25 percent of the players of micro and small industry could enjoy the access to financial institution. (kmb27)

Government asked to build capital institution for MSI

DENPASAR - The difficult access of the Micro and Small Industries (MSI) to banking sector remains a classic problem faced by players of micro and small industry in Bali. Related to this issue, the government should be able to interfere with the formation of a special agency handling the capital for them. It was conveyed by Secretary of the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) of Bali Chapter, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Raka Suardana. According to him, the classic problem was also experienced by players of small and micro industry in Indonesia due to low


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One of the temples which was destroyed during the tornado in Klungkung Regency

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Three temples in Banjarangkan destroyed Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - Again, a tornado destroyed several temples. At least three temples in Banjarangkan subdistrict, Klungkung, were ravaged by fallen trees after hit by tornado, Wednesday (Feb 19). No casualties were reported in the incident. However, due to the damage, the village suffered a loss of hundreds of millions of rupiahs. The three temples consisted of the Manik Mas and Penataran Temple at Sengkiding customary village, Aan village as well as Prajapati Temple at cemetery of Tegal Wangi customary village, Nyalian village, Banjarangkan. Manik Mas temple chief, Wayan Sumarta, said on Wednesday at location that the brunt of tornado occurred around 1:00 p.m. “At that time, the wind was blowing hard, but only for a while. Having subsided, residents contacted me that Manik Mas Temple was toppled over by branches of banyan tree,” said Sumarta. After checked, in fact a number of shrines were destroyed such as the piyasan pavilion, pengaruman shrine, penganteb pavilion, mascari and apit lawang. All buildings were severely damaged, while the entrance gates and wall compound suffered minor damage. Just south of the Manik Mas Temple, namely the Penataran Temple was also damaged by a fallen tree of adult body size. Some shrines in the kahyangan tiga (trinity temple) of local village were also damaged

namely the sanggaran and chamber shrine. Headman of Aan, AA Ngurah Ardika, said on Wednesday the losses due to the incident in the two temples reached about IDR 300 million. Meanwhile, his party immediately mobilized local residents to clean up the branches of the big banyan tree. A number of chain saws were used to cut the branches and people cleared them from the site. He added that his party did not dare to ascertain whether to cut or not the sacred banyan tree of hundreds of years old. From the narrative of a number of residents, those who dared to cut the nearly 30 meters tall banyan tree would fall ill. Other than afflicting the two temples, similar condition also happened to Prajapati Temple at cemetery of Tegal Wangi customary village, Nyalian village. A milk wood tree as high as 50 meters collapsed after hit by tornado around 1:15 p.m. The tree with a diameter of about three meters toppled over the Prajapati Temple to destroy. Even, the condition of the temple was more severe than the two other temples.

A number shrines were heavily damaged such as the main shrine, kulkul or wooden split drum tower, priest pavilion and compound wall. Banjarangkan subdistrict head, Komang Gede Wisnuadi, revealed the loss suffered was around IDR 500 million. Over the incident, the Public Protection Division Head of Klungkung National Unity, Politics and Public Protection Agency (Kesbangpollinmas), Wayan Gede, said that his party would soon submit a report on the disaster to Deputy Regent of Klungkung, Made Kasta, as coordinator team leader and forwarded it to the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency of Klungkung and Bali. For repairs, his party had informed the village authority to immediately draw up a proposal to provincial government through Kesbangpollinmas and recommendation of the Klungkung Regent. Deputy Regent of Klungkung, Made Kasta, also directly came to location. He asked residents to be vigilant against the threat of tornado because the wind would possibly strike the other areas in Klungkung. (kmb31)

BANGLI - The owner of Resto Apung claimed that her restaurant had owned a permit. The Resto Apung sitting in the area of Lake Batur, Kintamani, so far is believed to have no problems related to licensing. Even, the permit has been already equipped a long time. The owner also admitted the Resto Apung was established on her own land. She did not agree if her restaurant was classified to have annexed the borderline of Lake Batur. As confirmed by phone, the owner of Resto Apung, Nyoman Sudarmi, said on Wednesday (Feb 19) that so far the restaurant had owned complete permit, starting from the principle permit, business permit and business placement. “Regarding the permit, I have owned it for a long time. However, we forget the issuance date. Clearly, it has been equipped with the permits and they can be checked,” she said. Sudarmi added the location of her Resto Apung was at Kedisan village, Kintamani. She repeated that the Resto Apung was established on private land. She argued there was no annexation of Lake Batur borderline. Precisely, her business premise built on the land legacy of her ancestor had been eroded by the frequent rising water of Lake Batur. “This is the land of our ancestor. My husband then continued to build the Resto Apung,” she said while admitting that her party was always committed to maintaining the sanitation and sanctity of Dalem Pingit temple located near her Resto Apung. The Head of Bangli Municipal Police, Dewa Agung Suryadarma, when asked for his confirmation separately admitted to have no time to check the permit owned by the Resto Apung. According to him, the Resto Apung had existed before he was on duty at the Municipal Police. However, he promised to promptly trace back the permit. Moreover, when the Licensing Office was contacted it told if the Resto Apung had not owned a permit. “Together with the team, we will soon follow this up,” he said. His party would check the existence of the Resto Apung with the team, primarily the licensing document, the use of water of Lake Batur, including questioning if there was a memorandum of understanding (MoU) or agreement made by the owner with local village. It would be first reviewed by respective technical team in charge, in this case the Regional Development Plan Agency (Bappeda), Public Works and other relevant agencies. If there was something inappropriate with the recommendation of the team, then his party as enforcement regulation agency was entitled to carry out an execution. “Technical team in this case the Bappeda and Public Works will play its role. The decision lies in the authority of the team, while the Municipal Police only has duty to execute it,” affirmed Suryadarma. The Head of Bangli Licensing Office, Komang Pariartha, accompanied by the License Processing Section Head Ni Made Sasih as confirmed on Tuesday (Feb 18) stated the Resto Apung at Kedisan village so far had not owned a permit. “To our knowledge, the Resto Apung has not owned a permit. Previously, the owner indeed had filed a permit but we refused it,” he said. According to Sasih, the permit application was rejected by the Bappeda because the existence of the Resto Apung disrupted the preservation of the lake and the area around the lake. “Document of the land ownership was not complete so the permit cannot be issued,” she added. (ina)

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Ukraine: At least 18 dead as truce collapses

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KIEV, Ukraine — Fierce clashes between police and protesters — some including gunfire — shattered a brief truce in Ukraine’s besieged capital Thursday, killing at least 19 people. The deaths came in a new eruption of violence just hours after the country’s embattled president and the opposition leaders demanding his resignation called for a truce and negotiations to try to resolve Ukraine’s political crisis. The two sides are locked in a decades-long battle over the identity of this nation of 46 million, whose loyalties are divided between Russia and the West. Parts of the country— mostly in its western cities — are in open revolt against President Viktor Yanukovych’s central government. An Associated Press reporter saw 18 bodies Thursday laid out on the edge of the sprawling protest encampment in central Kiev, the capital. In addition, one policeman was killed and 28 suffered gunshot wounds Thursday, Interior Ministry spokesman Serhiy Burlakov told the AP. Those numbers Thursday brought the week’s death toll to at least 45 in Kiev. As the violence exploded and heavy smoke from burning barricades at the encampment belched into the sky, the foreign ministers of three European countries met with Yanukovych, after their meeting with the opposition leaders. Later Thursday in Brussels, the 28-nation European Union was scheduled to hold an emergency

meeting on Ukraine, to consider sanctions against those behind the violence. The latest bout of street violence began Tuesday when protesters attacked police lines and set fires outside parliament, accusing Yanukovych of ignoring their demands to enact constitutional reforms that would limit the president’s power — a key opposition demand. Parliament, dominated by his supporters, was stalling on taking up a constitutional reform to limit presidential powers. In a statement early Thursday, the Ukrainian Health Ministry said 28 people have died and 287 have been hospitalized during the two days of street violence. Protesters, who have set up a medical care facility in a downtown cathedral, say the numbers of injured are significantly higher — possibly double or triple that. A statement from the Interior Ministry on Thursday said the gunfire against officers appeared to be coming from the national

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Activists and priests pay respects to protesters who were killed in clashes with police, a flag held by one activist reads “For Ukraine.” in Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

music conservatory in Kiev, which is on the edge of the downtown square housing an extensive protest tent camp. Also Thursday, the parliament building was evacuated because of fears protesters

were preparing to storm it, said parliament spokeswoman Irina Karnelyuk. The clashes this week have been the most deadly since protests kicked off three months ago after

Yanukovych shelved an association agreement with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia. Russia then announced a $15 billion bailout for Ukraine, whose economy is in tatters.

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tions crippling its economy. “We have ... identified all of the issues we need to address for a comprehensive and final agreement,” said Catherine Ashton, the EU’s top diplomat who convened the talks between Iran and the six powers — the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany . The talks are designed to build on a first-step deal in effect since last month that commits Iran to initial nuclear curbs in return for some easing of sanctions. The deal can be extended by mutual consent after six months. and both sides say any final deal will be tough to reach. The six countries want to leave Iran with little capacity to quickly ramp up its nuclear program into weapons-making mode with enriched uranium or plutonium, which can be used for the fissile core of a missile warhead. They say Iran should dismantle or store most of its 20,000 uraniumenriching centrifuges, including some not yet working. They also want a reactor now being built to either be scrapped or converted from a heavy-water setup to a light-water facility that makes less plutonium.

Iran nuke talks end, next round March 17

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European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, speak to the press after closed-door nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

VIENNA — Iran and six world powers ended the opening round of nuclear talks on an upbeat note Thursday, with both sides saying they had agreed on a plan for further negotiations meant to produce a comprehensive deal to set limits on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. In a joint statement, they said the next round of negotiations would begin in Vienna on March. 17, continuing a process likely to take at least six months and probably longer. Expectations had been modest as the talks started Tuesday, and the upbeat tone on a framework for future talks appeared aimed at least in part to encourage skeptics both inside and outside Iran that the negotiations had a chance to succeed despite huge gaps between the Iranians and the six powers. The six want Tehran to agree to significant cuts in its nuclear program to reduce concerns it could be turned quickly to weapons use. Iran opposes cuts, saying its program is not aimed at building weapons. The U.S. and its partners say that Iran must come to an agreement if it wants a full end to sanc-


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IMF urges stronger growth efforts from G20 economies

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WASHINGTON - The IMF on Wednesday called for the Group of 20 to boost growth, warning of risks to the global economy, from deflation in Europe to high volatility in emerging economies. The International Monetary Fund said advanced economies, which include most of the G20, are still leading a pickup in economic growth overall around the world. But it said more coordinated work is needed to keep output expanding and boost demand, as the world economy still struggles to leave behind the financial crisis that began in 2008. “The recovery has been disappointing, with G20 output still below longer-term trend,” the IMF said in a report ahead of a meeting of G20 finance ministers and cen-

tral bankers in Sydney beginning Saturday. “Joint action is needed to boost output and to lower global risks substantially through more balanced growth.” Despite the eruption of more financial turmoil in emerging-market economies last month, the IMF stuck to its forecast of the world’s economy expanding 3.7 percent this year, after a 3.0 percent pace in 2013. It said it was assuming that the volatility that has unnerved emerging economic powers like Indone-

sia, Brazil and South Africa would be short-lived. But it suggested that also depended upon further reforms in those economies as well as more work to boost demand in advanced countries. “The recovery is still weak and significant downside risks remain,” the Fund said, citing capital outflows, higher interest rates, and sharp currency depreciation in emerging economies as a “key concern”. It said that tighter financial conditions globally, led by the

US Federal Reserve’s “tapering” of its stimulus, could further undercut growth in a number of countries. In addition, extremely low inflation in Europe has the IMF worried about how an unanticipated shock to the economy could push the region into deflation, reversing many of the gains of the past year. “The euro area is turning the corner from recession to a weak recovery that remains uneven and fragile,” it said. It said that advanced economies need to maintain easymoney policies to keep boosting demand and enable government to improve their fiscal balances. Facing tighter monetary con-

ditions, emerging economies meanwhile need to do more work on their own economic policies and management to build their credibility with markets. The IMF added, too, that advanced economy central banks in the process of pulling back from crisis-era monetary polices, like the Fed with its huge stimulus program, could do well to better coordinate and communicate their actions to reduce the shock effect on the rest of the world. “There is scope for better cooperation” between central banks on reeling back stimulus programs and tightening ultralow interest rates, so-called unconventional monetary policies, the IMF said.

WhatsApp deal shows Facebook push to stay on top Agence France-Press

WASHINGTON - With a big, bold deal for hot messaging service WhatsApp, Facebook is demonstrating it wants youth, a wider footprint in more markets and new kinds of services to stay fresh. Analysts say the staggering price tag of up to $19 billion in stock and cash highlights Facebook’s drive to be more mobile, global and to remain innovative. “It shows the continued determination of Facebook to be the ‘next’ Facebook,” says Benedict Evans, a partner in the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Evans said Facebook is responding in part to the explosion of mobile social apps and wants to assert itself as the dominant platform. “Any smartphone app is just two taps away,” Evans says in a blog post. “So It’s quite possible mobile social will have lots of services indefinitely. This creates opportunities, but also a pretty basic challenge to Facebook.” Still, the news left many observers stunned that Facebook

would pay such a steep price at a time when the world’s biggest social network seemed to be riding high. “The size of this deal is really massive and it will get people talking about a bubble,” Greg Sterling at Opus Research told AFP. Sterling said the deal is a risk for Facebook because “in social media you have a flavor of the month, and next year we might have another app with extremely rapid growth.” “I think (the high price tag) comes from the frustration of not being able to buy (the messaging service) Snapchat, and then there is the youth factor,” Sterling added. “Facebook really needs to have vehicles to attract younger users, and Instagram is not going to do that by itself.” With this strategy, Sterling said Facebook “is becoming a kind of holding company for different social media properties that appeal to different groups.” Jim Goetz at the venture firm Sequoia Capital, an early WhatsApp investor which is getting a huge return, said the price makes sense because “WhatsApp has

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This Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 photo shows the WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on an iPhone in New York. On Wednesday the world’s biggest social networking company, Facebook, announced it is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock.

completely transformed personal communications, which was previously dominated by the world’s largest wireless carriers.” Goetz noted that WhatsApp, which allows users to bypass telecom charges for messaging, is “so widely loved overseas and so under appreciated at home.” He said WhatsApp has grown

faster than any similar company to 450 million users and has just 32 engineers. The business model is simple -- no advertising, and users are charged $1 per year after the first year, which is free. This has resonated with users around the world, in places ranging from Botswana to China. The mega-deal announced on Wednesday bolsters the world’s

biggest social network -- which has more than 1.2 billion members -- with WhatsApp, which will be operated independently with its own board. Facebook founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg said that WhatsApp was worth the money because its blistering growth around the world has it on a clear path to hit a billion users. “Services with a billion people using them are all incredibly valuable,” Zuckerberg said while discussing the purchase price during a conference call with analysts. The purchase includes $12 billion in Facebook shares and $4 billion cash. It calls for an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp founders and employees that will vest over four years. Roger Kay at Endpoint Technologies said WhatsApp has become one of the most popular mobile applications and “reminds me a little of Skype.” Kay said the deal makes sense on one level because of Facebook’s record stock run-up. “When you have a stock like that which has run up quickly and created a lot of paper value, it’s good to trade that for other value,” he told AFP.

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Lake Buyan Festival to be held in June

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SINGARAJA - Buleleng government is increasingly intensive to promote the area through local festival. One of them is the Lake Buyan Festival planned to take place next June 2014. Regent Suradnyana said on Wednesday his party had made intensive preparation for the implementation of the Lake Buyan Festival. “At the moment, we still finalize the agenda of Lake Buyan Festival. If it has been ascertained, later it will refer to the time schedule, preparation of infrastructure, including the budget in the process,” he said. Few public facilities such as road passing through the Lake Buyan and surrounding areas would be improved gradually. It was intended to support the implementation of the Lake Buyan Festival. “We are still working to repair the road. Related to additional events in the agenda, we still consider the theme to be featured as well as the expectation of surrounding communities in order

to sell the value of the festival in the future,” he said. Regent Suradnyana explained the Lake Buyan Festival would be held in June 2014 at day and night in appropriate with the development of public interest. This could become a special attraction to domestic tourists where the promotional models would be conducted in collaboration with travel agencies in Java and Bali. (dgk)

Cruise worker from Bali accused of raping passenger Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE — A cruise ship worker from Bali is accused of raping a passenger aboard a Holland America Line vessel and then trying to throw her overboard, authorities said Tuesday. The FBI reports that 28-year-old Ketut Pujayasa was arrested Sunday when the MS Nieuw Amsterdam returned to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The incident occurred early Friday morning in international waters off the coast of Roatan, Honduras. According to a criminal complaint, the victim — a 31-year-old U.S. woman — told investigators she was attacked and raped in her stateroom. The attacker tried to throw her from the balcony, but she escaped and received help from another passenger. Pujayasa initially left the room but then turned himself in. The report says the Balinese man told investigators he attacked the victim because she had disrespected him earlier. Pujayasa is charged with attempt to commit murder and aggravated sexual abuse. Holland America Line said in a news release Tuesday that it is working with the authorities to understand how the incident occurred and what additional actions the company can take to help ensure that nothing like this ever happens again. “At Holland America Line, the safety of our guests is our highest priority, and we are shocked and deeply saddened by this incident,” Holland America Line president and CEO Stein Kruse said in the release. “To our knowledge, no incident like this has occurred in our company’s 140-year history.” The MS Nieuw Amsterdam had been on a seven-day western Caribbean charter cruise that departed Feb. 9, sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.

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Hindu community in Bali has a unique performing art known as Calonarang. The performing art poses a dance-drama whose artists should master the elements of dance, music and vocal.

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Calonarang, a Unique Balinese Dance-drama

Hindu community in Bali has a unique performing art known as Calonarang. The performing art poses a dance-drama whose artists should master the elements of dance, music and vocal. A troupe is supported by tens of artists. Interestingly, almost all the dancers consist of ‘selected’ artists. In other words, they have superior talent, so that every performance can draw the attention of spectators. Frequently, it is also graced by the contest of shakti power between the dancers and people having magical powers. It is commonly carried out in the ‘invitation’ scene, where the dancers invite people to get involved in a magical power contest. It is usually done by the player dancing the Rangda effigy. In this scene, it is filled with matebekan (stabbing kris dagger in the chest) performed by the other players against the Rangda. In this session, the performing area will usually turn magical, horrific and creepy. If the dancers have come into trance, the stabbers will stab themselves with the kris dagger. The more horrific atmosphere happens when living players are given a mantra and then act as a dead person

(corpse). Afterward, the body is consecrated (as in cremation). Then, they are taken to cemetery. Mystical atmosphere is strongly felt in the show at this scene. Calonarang is indeed a special performing art that cannot be staged arbitrarily. However, after the development of tourism, the Calonarang is also staged for tourist entertainment. However, time and type of ceremony is not made specifically. AA Gde Raka, a religious philosopher, said the Calonarang dance-drama was actually a ritual event where the sanctified effigies in the form of Rangda and Barong venerated were taken down and danced. The Calonarang itself was performed on the piodalan (temple anniversary) in the Dalem Temple and other temples. Players getting involved in the Calonarang attraction were those specifically having high spiritual knowledge and the arts. According to him, the story of Calonarang was inseparable from the concept of rwa bhineda or basic dualism such as the quality of good and bad being always side by side. The Calonarang story was taken from a fairy tale on a widow named Walu Nateng Girah from Girah village, Kediri. Walu meant widow, Nateng (Queen) and Girah was the name of a village in Kediri,

East Java. Therefore, Walu Nateng Girah meant a widow queen from Girah village. Walu Nateng Girah is a disciple of left school representing the adharma. Meanwhile, the King Airlangga is the follower of goodness representing the dharma. “It has significance that in this life good and bad qualities are inseparable,” he said. In that struggle, none of Mpu Bharadah and Nateng Girah won symbolizing that good and bad was inseparable. The staging of Calonarang performance was not entertainment art, but due to influence of globalization, many Calonarang performances then led to profane art, too. According to Gde Raka, the word Calonarang was derived from the word arang meaning the ash related to plague caused by Nateng Girah where the Girah village was like to have been transformed into ashes because many people were sick and died. Calonarang performance was usually commenced with the presence of barong dance, telek dance and followed by the emergence of young ladies. The next scene told about Walu Nateng Girah and her followers practicing black magic getting involved in a struggle against the forces of King Airlangga belonging to white school.


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Court: No release for 3 of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers Associated Press Writer

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South Korean Kim Sung-yoon, 96, right, meets with her North Korean sister Kim Seok Ryu, 80, during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

Tearful Korean reunions begin; first since 2010

NEW DELHI — India’s top court on Thursday stopped the government of Tamil Nadu state from releasing three of the seven prisoners serving life sentences for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a lawyer said. The state ruled Wednesday that the seven should be released because they have served more than 20 years in prison. Critics immediately slammed the decision, calling it a transparent attempt to win over Tamil voters in this year’s national elections. The federal government petitioned the Supreme Court on Thursday to stop the state from freeing the prisoners, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the move was “not legally tenable.” The court on Tuesday had commuted the death sentences for three of the convicts, after their lawyers argued that executing them now, after they had already served long prison terms, would amount to an unconstitutional double punishment. Rakesh Dwivedi, a lawyer for Tamil Nadu’s government, said the court’s order Thursday applied only to the three prisoners whose sentences had been commuted, and that the state

SEOUL, South Korea — Their backs stooped, dozens of elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades reunited Thursday, weeping and embracing in a rush of words and emotion. The reunions come during a rare period of detente between the rival Koreas and are all the more poignant because the participants will part again in a few days, likely forever. tensions — are a vivid reminder that despite 60 years of animosity, misunderstanding, threats and occasional artillery exchanges, the world’s most heavily armed border divides a single people. The reunion came too late for 90-year-old Seo Jeong-suk, who died in South Korea just 15 days ago. Her daughter Kim Yong-ja, 68, sobbed as she handed her long-lost sister a framed photograph of Seo. Kim Yong Sil clasped the photo to her heart and said, “It’s Mom’s photo.” For some other families, aging and illness did not thwart the reunions but made them bittersweet. “Sister, why can’t you hear me?” North Korean Ri Jong Sil, 84, asked 87-year-old Lee Young-sil, who has difficulty recognizing people because of Alzheimer’s disease, according to South Korean media pool reports.

Tears flowed down Ri’s deeply wrinkled face as Lee’s daughter began sobbing, telling her mother: “Mom, it’s my aunt. It’s my aunt. She’s your sister.” The difference in the sisters’ family name is a product of the Korean Peninsula’s division: They share the same family name in the Korean language, but each country uses different rules for the English spelling of certain family names. Ri Chol Ho, 77, from North Korea, used a piece of paper to communicate with his 81-year-old brother from South Korea, Lee Myeong-ho, who has a hearing problem. “Mother used to tell me that you would return home and buy me a pair of rubber shoes,” Ri wrote on the paper that he passed to his brother, according to the pool reports.

was free to release the other four. The court asked the federal government to file a separate petition regarding the fate of the four prisoners not covered by Thursday’s decision, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. Gandhi was killed by an ethnic Tamil suicide bomber in Tamil Nadu in May 1991 as he campaigned for a return to the post of prime minister. He was 47 years old. Seventeen other people, including the bomber, also were killed in the attack. The assassination was orchestrated by Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels to avenge Gandhi’s decision to send Indian troops to intervene in the country’s civil war in the 1980s. Mohan Parasaran, the solicitorgeneral who argued the federal government’s petition on Thursday against the release of the convicts, said he told the Supreme Court that the state government had no authority to free the prisoners. “The appropriate government to consider the grant of remission to prisoners is the federal government,” he told reporters. The court scheduled further arguments in the case to be heard on March 6, and the state is unlikely to release any of the seven prisoners — six men and one woman — before then. Arputhammal, mother of Perarivalan, one of the three men convicted for involvement in the killing of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, speaks on two mobile phones during celebrations after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences on the three men to life imprisonment.

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About 80 South Koreans traveled through falling snow with their families to North Korea’s Diamond Mountain resort to meet children, brothers, sisters, spouses and other relatives. Seoul had said about 180 North Koreans were expected. South Korean TV showed old women in brightly-colored traditional hanbok dresses talking and hugging, families trading photographs of relatives who couldn’t attend or had died. Two men in suits and ties wiped away tears, grasped each other by the necks and pressed their foreheads together as cameras flashed. One old man was wheeled in on a stretcher, his head propped on a pillow, a blue blanket wrapped tightly around him. These meetings — the first in more than three years because of high

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Japan divers... From page 1 “We were exhausted. We couldn’t get any water on the first day as it was sunny. On the second day, we collected rain water in our fins to quench our thirst. We also collected rain water in plastic bottles picked up from garbage,” they said. They were rescued by boat Monday in the Manta Point area off Nusa Penida, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from where they set off.

A fifth diver, Bali-based instructor Saori Furukawa, was picked up by helicopter nearby and has already been discharged from hospital. The four women who left hospital Thursday would board a flight back to Japan later in the day, Japanese consular official Kenichi Takeyama told AFP. “They are physically well but mentally, they are devastated,” he added.

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INDONESIA Angelina Sondakh questioned over Anas case Antara

JAKARTA - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) grilled Angelina Sondakh, former legislator from the Democratic Party, in Hambalang sport center and other projects corruption case that involved her former colleague, Anas Urbaningrum (AU). “She is going to be grilled in the AU case,” Priharsa Nugraha, the KPK’s news and information unit’s head, stated here on Thursday. Angie and Anas Urbaningrum were both members of the same faction in the House of Representatives (DPR), when Anas was still Deputy Secretary General of the Democratic Party’s Executive Board. On December 6, 2013, Angie, who has been

sentenced to 12 years by the Supreme Court in a graft case, was grilled in a money laundering case involving M Nazaruddin, former treasurer of the Democratic Party. The KPK detained Anas Urbaningrum, former Chairman of the Democratic Party, on January 10, over his alleged involvement in the graft-tainted Hambalang sports center construction project.

President calls for tree planting to curb climate change Antara

PARE-PARE - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has urged the public to plant trees to help curb the impacts of climatic changes. “Why should we be diligent in planting trees? We should, so as to prevent landslides and floods, to provide oxygen, and curb the impacts of global warming,” the President stated here on Thursday, when attending a tree planting event. He informed the students present at the event that tree planting and caring activities could help ensure food provision and ground water reserves. As part of the government’s commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2020, Indonesia has

pledged to plant billions of trees across the country. During the period 2010 to 2013, the country planted at least one billion trees under the tree-planting program. The number has continued to increase and is expected to touch two billion in 2014, Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan stated recently. The minister noted that Indonesia had been consistent in implementing sustainable development by preserving its forests for the future generation. While observing Indonesia’s Tree Planting Day and National Tree Planting Month in West Java, on December 8, 2009, the head of state had urged the nation to plant 4 billion trees by 2020 and 9.2 billion trees by 2050.


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Teen Shiffrin chases gold in slalom, her specialty

Sidik Jari Museum IBP

DENPASAR - Sidik Jari Museum is a private fine art museum established and owned by I Gusti Ngurah Gede Pemecutan. It keeps the work of its owner, and its also keeps work of other artists. The uniqueness of the work here is that the paintings are done through the use of the tips of the fingers in applying different colours or paints in order to represent the artist’s imagination.

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Mikaela Shiffrin came to the Sochi Games hoping for two medals. Didn’t matter one bit that she’s only 18 or that she’s at her first Olympics. After a fifth-place finish in the giant slalom, the American gets to race Friday in her specialty, the slalom, which she has ruled for the past two years, including a world championship and World Cup title. She’s won eight of the past 18 slaloms; no one else has won more than two in that span. It’s the last women’s event on the Alpine hill at Rosa Khutor, and the second leg will be under the lights at night. “I’ve been preparing for this for my entire life, really. Whether I knew it or not at the time, every single instance, every event that’s happened to me — it’s been preparation for this and preparation for whatever happens in my future,” Shiffrin said. “I’ve always been really aware of that.” That’s why Shiffrin was able to smile and even laugh and, at least publicly, brush aside whatever disappointment she might have felt when she wound up out of the medals in the giant slalom on Tuesday. Asked that day which of her two GS runs she would like to redo, she

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replied: “I wouldn’t redo any of them. I think this was supposed to happen.” In what way? “I believed that I wasn’t going to win my first World Cup slalom race until I was ready, because if I won it a minute sooner, then I wouldn’t be able to continue to win,” explained Shiffrin, who lives in Eagle-Vail, Colo. “And I think it’s the same for my first GS. I was really thinking that my first GS win would be at the Olympics, and that would be such a cool thing to accomplish. But it’s just something that I accept: I got fifth today,” she said. “There are four girls who skied better than I did, and I’m really excited to analyze their skiing and analyze mine.”

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United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin passes a gate in the second run of the women’s giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Mills guides Spurs to tight win at Blazers Associated Press Writer

PORTLAND, Oregon — San Antonio’s Patty Mills again proved himself to be the Spurs’ secret weapon as he led the visitors to a 111-109 win at Portland in Wednesday’s clash of NBA Western Conference contenders. A day after he guided San Antonio to a win over another contender in the Los Angeles Clippers, Australian Mills was the standout again for the Spurs, coming off the bench to score 24 points in the second half. The day’s best individual performance came from Kevin Love who dominated in Minnesota’s win over Eastern Conference leader Indiana, while other key results saw Chicago edge Atlantic Division leader Toronto, and Houston made it eight straight wins by downing the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. San Antonio pulled off a creditable win at Portland without veterans Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, and was also without injured Kawhi AP Photo/Don Ryan

Leonard. Mills made up for their absence, finishing with 29 points in all, while Marco Belinelli hit a a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining and finished with 20 points. Damian Lillard scored 31 points for Portland, which played without its leading scorer and rebounder LaMarcus Aldridge, who was out with a groin injury. Minnesota’s Kevin Love had 42 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves to a 104-91 win over Indiana. It was Love’s eighth straight game with at least 25 points and 10 rebounds, the longest streak since Shaquille O’Neal in 2004-05. Love has an NBA-best 14 games with 30 points and 10 rebounds this season. Ricky Rubio added a career-high 17 assists as the Wolves took control early. Paul George led Indiana with 35 points, but managed just two in the fourth quarter as the Pacers trailed throughout. Chicago made it four-straight wins by edging Toronto 94-92.

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobli, from Argentina, right, passes off as Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.


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Bayern beats Arsenal 2-0 in Champions League

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Brazilian-Belgian duo driving Atletico’s title hunt Reuters

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LONDON — Second-half goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller gave holder Bayern Munich a 2-0 victory over 10-man Arsenal and a firm grip of their last 16 Champions League tie on Wednesday. Kroos scored in the 54th minute with a stunning strike, curling the ball past Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who came on after Wojciech Szczesny was sent off for fouling Arjen Robben. An unmarked Mueller scored with a powerful header from close range in the 88th. Both teams missed penalties in the first half, with Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil shooting straight at Manuel Neuer, and Bayern midfielder David Alaba clipping a post. Szczesny was sent off in the 37th minute for following through on Robben. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was clearly frustrated by the sending off, saying it was a great game until halftime. “It killed the game,” Wenger said. “The game until then was top quality. The second half was boring. It was one-way traffic.” He said Szczesny went for the ball and suggested the decision would have been different had it been a Premier League match. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola disagreed with Wenger, saying he thought it was a penalty and a sending off. Guardiola acknowledged, however, that Arsenal were the better team in the first 15 minutes and that the sending off worked to his side’s favor. “The game changed completely,” the former Barcelona coach said. “They had nine players in the box and we had to wait patiently.” With the odds clearly stacked against the London side, Arsenal can only hope it repeats last year’s 2-0 win at Bayern in the second leg on March 11. In the night’s other match, Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa scored a late winner to beat AC Milan 1-0 at San Siro.

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Munich’s Toni Kroos, front celebrates his side’s opening goal with David Alaba, Javier Martinez and Dante, from left, during a Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 .

‘Worst’ Barca in years looks just fine at City Van Persie’s United woes might help Netherlands - Van Gaal Associated Press Writer

MADRID — So much for this being the worst Barcelona in years. A thorough 2-0 win at 10-man Manchester City put the Spanish champion in clear control of its Champions League last-16 series, as Barcelona’s highly regarded possession-passing game thrived in perhaps its most important match of the season. Tuesday’s victory came after Chelsea manager — and always prickly Barcelona antagonist — Jose Mourinho labelled this “the worst Barcelona in years.” While the Catalan side has endured unusual dips of form this season, it left no doubt of its pedigree in Europe after dismantling big-spending City’s continental ambitions to secure a major advantage for the return leg. “The truth is we could have inflicted even more damage, so we’re happy with the result,” Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas said. “One team was superior to the other, and that’s it.” City coach Manuel Pellegrini harshly placed blame on Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson despite his stubborn decision to stick with Martin Demichelis, as the Argentine defender was exposed against Lionel Messi — just as he was against

Chelsea in a recent league defeat. Demichelis’ red card led to Messi’s penalty to open the scoring, with Dani Alves adding a second valuable away goal in stoppage time. Barcelona’s style of play was clear, yet Pellegrini was unable to thwart it. “Possession breeds opportunities for us. That was always the script and it worked to perfection,” Fabregas said. “We could have also complained about (Gerard) Pique’s goal being waived away for offside.” Barcelona has progressed each of the eight previous times — stretching back to the 1959-60 season — it has taken a 2-0 advantage into the return leg. Its last two performances have certainly returned some shine following a bumpy campaign under new coach Gerardo Martino, who has also been without Messi to injury while playmaker Andres Iniesta’s form has wavered because of knocks this season. “We came here to win, and at no moment did we imagine a result that was any different from that,” said Martino, whose tinkering left Pedro Rodriguez on the bench. “We played a little differently than we usually do when there are three forwards out there. Having an extra midfielder meant even more possession for us.”

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FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil - Robin van Persie’s struggles at Manchester United this season might benefit the Netherlands at this year’s World Cup in Brazil, their coach Louis van Gaal said on Wednesday. “The football he is experiencing now at Manchester United may be difficult for him but that could lead to him wishing to show his capability, his technique and his tactical skills at the World Cup,” Van Gaal told reporters at a pre-World Cup workshop. Van Persie has scored 10 league goals this season but the striker not been as instrumental or influential as he was the previous campaign when United won the Premier League title. The champions are currently seventh in the table after 26 games. “I think he’ll be great in the World Cup because he loves to play in the Dutch

squad,” Van Gaal added. “He played well in the qualifiers and was more influential than ever so I hope he will continue this.” Van Gaal made the 30-year-old striker his captain and saw Van Persie set a new Dutch scoring record in their World Cup qualifiers, where the Netherlands won nine of their 10 group games and became the first European team to qualify. Van Gaal, however, said there was no guarantee that Van Persie would spearhead his attack in Brazil. “It could be that I pick Van Persie, (Arjen) Robben, Rafael van der Vaart, (Wesley) Sneijder. But I could also go for the young guys that I’ve brought into the team over the last two years. We still have two months to see,” he said. The Dutch, who play a friendly against France in Paris on March 5, have been drawn in a group with holders Spain, Australia and Chile for the World Cup that begins on June 12.

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Atletico Madrid Brazilian forward Diego Costa celebrates after scoring the winning goal during a Champions League, round of 16, first leg, soccer match between AC Milan and Atletico Madrid at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Atletico Madrid won 1 - 0.

MADRID - A combative Brazilborn forward who could play a key role for Spain at the World Cup and a lanky Belgian goalkeeper on loan from Chelsea inspired Atletico Madrid to a 1-0 Champions League win at AC Milan on Wednesday. Diego Costa stole the headlines after his magnificent leap and bullet header in the 83rd minute of the last 16 first leg at the San Siro but it was Thibaut Courtois who rescued Atletico midway through the first half when he flung himself full length and tipped an Andrea Poli header onto the post. While the in-form striker and keeper again shone, it was another impressive team effort from Diego Simeone’s gritty side, who resisted some intense Milan pressure before turning the screw in the second half and landing a late sucker punch. Argentine Simeone, who had a stint playing for Milan’s city rivals Inter, continues to squeeze the best from his limited squad and has moulded a team with a mean defence backed up by one of the game’s most talented keepers and a lethal attack centred around the belligerent Costa. Wednesday’s success means they are close to securing a spot in the last eight of Europe’s elite club competition for the first time since 1997, when Simeone was an Atletico player, and they are also joint top of La Liga with Spanish powerhouses Barcelona and Real Madrid. “These ties are defined by moments and players who can make a difference,” Simeone told a news conference. “Courtois and Costa did the business.” The 25-year-old Costa, who has made himself available for adopted country Spain after turning his back on his native Brazil, has 21 goals in La Liga this season and five in just four Champions League appearances. His form has been crucial to Atletico’s success but he was quick to praise Courtois after Wednesday’s match. The Belgian international, 21, who is almost two metres tall, has gone from strength to strength since Chelsea loaned him to Atletico in 2011 and won the Zamora award for La Liga’s most efficient keeper last term. “Courtois is one of the world’s best keepers,” Costa said in an interview with Canal Plus. “He knows that, he knows what he is capable of and we have every confidence in him. “Courtois brings us a huge amount and he is always an incredible help to us.”

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Russia’s coach Fabio Capello from Italy, is seen during the Team Workshop for the 2014 World Cup at the Costao do Santinho hotel in Florianopolis, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

Coaches downplay World Cup problems in Brazil Associated Press Writer

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil — National team coaches are keeping a close eye on Brazil’s troubled World Cup preparations, but are confident that the problems will be solved in time. After a workshop in Brazil on Wednesday, some of the coaches who will return with their teams in June cited traffic and street protests as things to watch for during the World Cup. However, they predicted that the hosts would deliver a successful tournament. Brazil is struggling to finish all the work needed for football’s showcase event. Five stadiums remain under construction with less than four months before the opener on June 12. One host city was on the brink of being excluded from the competition, and widespread demonstrations against the local government are expected. More than 20 coaches are attending the FIFA-run workshop to discuss organizational details ahead of the tournament. The fears of violence during the World Cup stem from last June’s protests that erupted around Brazil against corruption, poor public services and the billions of dollars being spent on the World Cup and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. No matches were delayed during last year’s Confederations Cup, although protests raged near the stadiums on several occasions. “I believe everything will go well, the only problem could be the protests,” Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto said. “It’s possible that they will happen at some point, and they could come by surprise, maybe outside a stadium or during a match.” The coaches had a taste of what could lie ahead when a few dozen demonstrators gathered outside the upscale resort where the workshop is taking place in the southern city of Florianopolis. Some carried banners saying “Go away FIFA” and “End Poverty.” Police were on standby but no confrontations were reported. Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, acting as an unofficial host at the workshop, said some of the concerns from coaches who talked to him were related to the training centers. “In general everyone is happy,” Scolari said. “In a few occasions they asked me about the training centers that they will be using. But they will start visiting these locations and will have a better understanding of what to expect.” Greece coach Fernando Santos said he doesn’t expect major setbacks in the monthlong tournament, although he is worried with the humid weather players will face and the possibility of heavy traffic in some of the host cities. “The roads maybe will be a problem,” Santos said. “If you have traffic, ‘bye-bye!’ Two hours in the bus is not good.”


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Bayern beats Arsenal 2-0 in Champions League

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Brazilian-Belgian duo driving Atletico’s title hunt Reuters

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LONDON — Second-half goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller gave holder Bayern Munich a 2-0 victory over 10-man Arsenal and a firm grip of their last 16 Champions League tie on Wednesday. Kroos scored in the 54th minute with a stunning strike, curling the ball past Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who came on after Wojciech Szczesny was sent off for fouling Arjen Robben. An unmarked Mueller scored with a powerful header from close range in the 88th. Both teams missed penalties in the first half, with Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil shooting straight at Manuel Neuer, and Bayern midfielder David Alaba clipping a post. Szczesny was sent off in the 37th minute for following through on Robben. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was clearly frustrated by the sending off, saying it was a great game until halftime. “It killed the game,” Wenger said. “The game until then was top quality. The second half was boring. It was one-way traffic.” He said Szczesny went for the ball and suggested the decision would have been different had it been a Premier League match. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola disagreed with Wenger, saying he thought it was a penalty and a sending off. Guardiola acknowledged, however, that Arsenal were the better team in the first 15 minutes and that the sending off worked to his side’s favor. “The game changed completely,” the former Barcelona coach said. “They had nine players in the box and we had to wait patiently.” With the odds clearly stacked against the London side, Arsenal can only hope it repeats last year’s 2-0 win at Bayern in the second leg on March 11. In the night’s other match, Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa scored a late winner to beat AC Milan 1-0 at San Siro.

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Munich’s Toni Kroos, front celebrates his side’s opening goal with David Alaba, Javier Martinez and Dante, from left, during a Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 .

‘Worst’ Barca in years looks just fine at City Van Persie’s United woes might help Netherlands - Van Gaal Associated Press Writer

MADRID — So much for this being the worst Barcelona in years. A thorough 2-0 win at 10-man Manchester City put the Spanish champion in clear control of its Champions League last-16 series, as Barcelona’s highly regarded possession-passing game thrived in perhaps its most important match of the season. Tuesday’s victory came after Chelsea manager — and always prickly Barcelona antagonist — Jose Mourinho labelled this “the worst Barcelona in years.” While the Catalan side has endured unusual dips of form this season, it left no doubt of its pedigree in Europe after dismantling big-spending City’s continental ambitions to secure a major advantage for the return leg. “The truth is we could have inflicted even more damage, so we’re happy with the result,” Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas said. “One team was superior to the other, and that’s it.” City coach Manuel Pellegrini harshly placed blame on Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson despite his stubborn decision to stick with Martin Demichelis, as the Argentine defender was exposed against Lionel Messi — just as he was against

Chelsea in a recent league defeat. Demichelis’ red card led to Messi’s penalty to open the scoring, with Dani Alves adding a second valuable away goal in stoppage time. Barcelona’s style of play was clear, yet Pellegrini was unable to thwart it. “Possession breeds opportunities for us. That was always the script and it worked to perfection,” Fabregas said. “We could have also complained about (Gerard) Pique’s goal being waived away for offside.” Barcelona has progressed each of the eight previous times — stretching back to the 1959-60 season — it has taken a 2-0 advantage into the return leg. Its last two performances have certainly returned some shine following a bumpy campaign under new coach Gerardo Martino, who has also been without Messi to injury while playmaker Andres Iniesta’s form has wavered because of knocks this season. “We came here to win, and at no moment did we imagine a result that was any different from that,” said Martino, whose tinkering left Pedro Rodriguez on the bench. “We played a little differently than we usually do when there are three forwards out there. Having an extra midfielder meant even more possession for us.”

Reuters

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil - Robin van Persie’s struggles at Manchester United this season might benefit the Netherlands at this year’s World Cup in Brazil, their coach Louis van Gaal said on Wednesday. “The football he is experiencing now at Manchester United may be difficult for him but that could lead to him wishing to show his capability, his technique and his tactical skills at the World Cup,” Van Gaal told reporters at a pre-World Cup workshop. Van Persie has scored 10 league goals this season but the striker not been as instrumental or influential as he was the previous campaign when United won the Premier League title. The champions are currently seventh in the table after 26 games. “I think he’ll be great in the World Cup because he loves to play in the Dutch

squad,” Van Gaal added. “He played well in the qualifiers and was more influential than ever so I hope he will continue this.” Van Gaal made the 30-year-old striker his captain and saw Van Persie set a new Dutch scoring record in their World Cup qualifiers, where the Netherlands won nine of their 10 group games and became the first European team to qualify. Van Gaal, however, said there was no guarantee that Van Persie would spearhead his attack in Brazil. “It could be that I pick Van Persie, (Arjen) Robben, Rafael van der Vaart, (Wesley) Sneijder. But I could also go for the young guys that I’ve brought into the team over the last two years. We still have two months to see,” he said. The Dutch, who play a friendly against France in Paris on March 5, have been drawn in a group with holders Spain, Australia and Chile for the World Cup that begins on June 12.

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Atletico Madrid Brazilian forward Diego Costa celebrates after scoring the winning goal during a Champions League, round of 16, first leg, soccer match between AC Milan and Atletico Madrid at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Atletico Madrid won 1 - 0.

MADRID - A combative Brazilborn forward who could play a key role for Spain at the World Cup and a lanky Belgian goalkeeper on loan from Chelsea inspired Atletico Madrid to a 1-0 Champions League win at AC Milan on Wednesday. Diego Costa stole the headlines after his magnificent leap and bullet header in the 83rd minute of the last 16 first leg at the San Siro but it was Thibaut Courtois who rescued Atletico midway through the first half when he flung himself full length and tipped an Andrea Poli header onto the post. While the in-form striker and keeper again shone, it was another impressive team effort from Diego Simeone’s gritty side, who resisted some intense Milan pressure before turning the screw in the second half and landing a late sucker punch. Argentine Simeone, who had a stint playing for Milan’s city rivals Inter, continues to squeeze the best from his limited squad and has moulded a team with a mean defence backed up by one of the game’s most talented keepers and a lethal attack centred around the belligerent Costa. Wednesday’s success means they are close to securing a spot in the last eight of Europe’s elite club competition for the first time since 1997, when Simeone was an Atletico player, and they are also joint top of La Liga with Spanish powerhouses Barcelona and Real Madrid. “These ties are defined by moments and players who can make a difference,” Simeone told a news conference. “Courtois and Costa did the business.” The 25-year-old Costa, who has made himself available for adopted country Spain after turning his back on his native Brazil, has 21 goals in La Liga this season and five in just four Champions League appearances. His form has been crucial to Atletico’s success but he was quick to praise Courtois after Wednesday’s match. The Belgian international, 21, who is almost two metres tall, has gone from strength to strength since Chelsea loaned him to Atletico in 2011 and won the Zamora award for La Liga’s most efficient keeper last term. “Courtois is one of the world’s best keepers,” Costa said in an interview with Canal Plus. “He knows that, he knows what he is capable of and we have every confidence in him. “Courtois brings us a huge amount and he is always an incredible help to us.”

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Russia’s coach Fabio Capello from Italy, is seen during the Team Workshop for the 2014 World Cup at the Costao do Santinho hotel in Florianopolis, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

Coaches downplay World Cup problems in Brazil Associated Press Writer

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil — National team coaches are keeping a close eye on Brazil’s troubled World Cup preparations, but are confident that the problems will be solved in time. After a workshop in Brazil on Wednesday, some of the coaches who will return with their teams in June cited traffic and street protests as things to watch for during the World Cup. However, they predicted that the hosts would deliver a successful tournament. Brazil is struggling to finish all the work needed for football’s showcase event. Five stadiums remain under construction with less than four months before the opener on June 12. One host city was on the brink of being excluded from the competition, and widespread demonstrations against the local government are expected. More than 20 coaches are attending the FIFA-run workshop to discuss organizational details ahead of the tournament. The fears of violence during the World Cup stem from last June’s protests that erupted around Brazil against corruption, poor public services and the billions of dollars being spent on the World Cup and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. No matches were delayed during last year’s Confederations Cup, although protests raged near the stadiums on several occasions. “I believe everything will go well, the only problem could be the protests,” Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto said. “It’s possible that they will happen at some point, and they could come by surprise, maybe outside a stadium or during a match.” The coaches had a taste of what could lie ahead when a few dozen demonstrators gathered outside the upscale resort where the workshop is taking place in the southern city of Florianopolis. Some carried banners saying “Go away FIFA” and “End Poverty.” Police were on standby but no confrontations were reported. Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, acting as an unofficial host at the workshop, said some of the concerns from coaches who talked to him were related to the training centers. “In general everyone is happy,” Scolari said. “In a few occasions they asked me about the training centers that they will be using. But they will start visiting these locations and will have a better understanding of what to expect.” Greece coach Fernando Santos said he doesn’t expect major setbacks in the monthlong tournament, although he is worried with the humid weather players will face and the possibility of heavy traffic in some of the host cities. “The roads maybe will be a problem,” Santos said. “If you have traffic, ‘bye-bye!’ Two hours in the bus is not good.”


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Teen Shiffrin chases gold in slalom, her specialty

Sidik Jari Museum IBP

DENPASAR - Sidik Jari Museum is a private fine art museum established and owned by I Gusti Ngurah Gede Pemecutan. It keeps the work of its owner, and its also keeps work of other artists. The uniqueness of the work here is that the paintings are done through the use of the tips of the fingers in applying different colours or paints in order to represent the artist’s imagination.

Associated Press Writer

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Mikaela Shiffrin came to the Sochi Games hoping for two medals. Didn’t matter one bit that she’s only 18 or that she’s at her first Olympics. After a fifth-place finish in the giant slalom, the American gets to race Friday in her specialty, the slalom, which she has ruled for the past two years, including a world championship and World Cup title. She’s won eight of the past 18 slaloms; no one else has won more than two in that span. It’s the last women’s event on the Alpine hill at Rosa Khutor, and the second leg will be under the lights at night. “I’ve been preparing for this for my entire life, really. Whether I knew it or not at the time, every single instance, every event that’s happened to me — it’s been preparation for this and preparation for whatever happens in my future,” Shiffrin said. “I’ve always been really aware of that.” That’s why Shiffrin was able to smile and even laugh and, at least publicly, brush aside whatever disappointment she might have felt when she wound up out of the medals in the giant slalom on Tuesday. Asked that day which of her two GS runs she would like to redo, she

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replied: “I wouldn’t redo any of them. I think this was supposed to happen.” In what way? “I believed that I wasn’t going to win my first World Cup slalom race until I was ready, because if I won it a minute sooner, then I wouldn’t be able to continue to win,” explained Shiffrin, who lives in Eagle-Vail, Colo. “And I think it’s the same for my first GS. I was really thinking that my first GS win would be at the Olympics, and that would be such a cool thing to accomplish. But it’s just something that I accept: I got fifth today,” she said. “There are four girls who skied better than I did, and I’m really excited to analyze their skiing and analyze mine.”

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United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin passes a gate in the second run of the women’s giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Mills guides Spurs to tight win at Blazers Associated Press Writer

PORTLAND, Oregon — San Antonio’s Patty Mills again proved himself to be the Spurs’ secret weapon as he led the visitors to a 111-109 win at Portland in Wednesday’s clash of NBA Western Conference contenders. A day after he guided San Antonio to a win over another contender in the Los Angeles Clippers, Australian Mills was the standout again for the Spurs, coming off the bench to score 24 points in the second half. The day’s best individual performance came from Kevin Love who dominated in Minnesota’s win over Eastern Conference leader Indiana, while other key results saw Chicago edge Atlantic Division leader Toronto, and Houston made it eight straight wins by downing the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. San Antonio pulled off a creditable win at Portland without veterans Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, and was also without injured Kawhi AP Photo/Don Ryan

Leonard. Mills made up for their absence, finishing with 29 points in all, while Marco Belinelli hit a a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining and finished with 20 points. Damian Lillard scored 31 points for Portland, which played without its leading scorer and rebounder LaMarcus Aldridge, who was out with a groin injury. Minnesota’s Kevin Love had 42 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves to a 104-91 win over Indiana. It was Love’s eighth straight game with at least 25 points and 10 rebounds, the longest streak since Shaquille O’Neal in 2004-05. Love has an NBA-best 14 games with 30 points and 10 rebounds this season. Ricky Rubio added a career-high 17 assists as the Wolves took control early. Paul George led Indiana with 35 points, but managed just two in the fourth quarter as the Pacers trailed throughout. Chicago made it four-straight wins by edging Toronto 94-92.

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobli, from Argentina, right, passes off as Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.


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Court: No release for 3 of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers Associated Press Writer

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South Korean Kim Sung-yoon, 96, right, meets with her North Korean sister Kim Seok Ryu, 80, during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

Tearful Korean reunions begin; first since 2010

NEW DELHI — India’s top court on Thursday stopped the government of Tamil Nadu state from releasing three of the seven prisoners serving life sentences for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a lawyer said. The state ruled Wednesday that the seven should be released because they have served more than 20 years in prison. Critics immediately slammed the decision, calling it a transparent attempt to win over Tamil voters in this year’s national elections. The federal government petitioned the Supreme Court on Thursday to stop the state from freeing the prisoners, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the move was “not legally tenable.” The court on Tuesday had commuted the death sentences for three of the convicts, after their lawyers argued that executing them now, after they had already served long prison terms, would amount to an unconstitutional double punishment. Rakesh Dwivedi, a lawyer for Tamil Nadu’s government, said the court’s order Thursday applied only to the three prisoners whose sentences had been commuted, and that the state

SEOUL, South Korea — Their backs stooped, dozens of elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades reunited Thursday, weeping and embracing in a rush of words and emotion. The reunions come during a rare period of detente between the rival Koreas and are all the more poignant because the participants will part again in a few days, likely forever. tensions — are a vivid reminder that despite 60 years of animosity, misunderstanding, threats and occasional artillery exchanges, the world’s most heavily armed border divides a single people. The reunion came too late for 90-year-old Seo Jeong-suk, who died in South Korea just 15 days ago. Her daughter Kim Yong-ja, 68, sobbed as she handed her long-lost sister a framed photograph of Seo. Kim Yong Sil clasped the photo to her heart and said, “It’s Mom’s photo.” For some other families, aging and illness did not thwart the reunions but made them bittersweet. “Sister, why can’t you hear me?” North Korean Ri Jong Sil, 84, asked 87-year-old Lee Young-sil, who has difficulty recognizing people because of Alzheimer’s disease, according to South Korean media pool reports.

Tears flowed down Ri’s deeply wrinkled face as Lee’s daughter began sobbing, telling her mother: “Mom, it’s my aunt. It’s my aunt. She’s your sister.” The difference in the sisters’ family name is a product of the Korean Peninsula’s division: They share the same family name in the Korean language, but each country uses different rules for the English spelling of certain family names. Ri Chol Ho, 77, from North Korea, used a piece of paper to communicate with his 81-year-old brother from South Korea, Lee Myeong-ho, who has a hearing problem. “Mother used to tell me that you would return home and buy me a pair of rubber shoes,” Ri wrote on the paper that he passed to his brother, according to the pool reports.

was free to release the other four. The court asked the federal government to file a separate petition regarding the fate of the four prisoners not covered by Thursday’s decision, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. Gandhi was killed by an ethnic Tamil suicide bomber in Tamil Nadu in May 1991 as he campaigned for a return to the post of prime minister. He was 47 years old. Seventeen other people, including the bomber, also were killed in the attack. The assassination was orchestrated by Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels to avenge Gandhi’s decision to send Indian troops to intervene in the country’s civil war in the 1980s. Mohan Parasaran, the solicitorgeneral who argued the federal government’s petition on Thursday against the release of the convicts, said he told the Supreme Court that the state government had no authority to free the prisoners. “The appropriate government to consider the grant of remission to prisoners is the federal government,” he told reporters. The court scheduled further arguments in the case to be heard on March 6, and the state is unlikely to release any of the seven prisoners — six men and one woman — before then. Arputhammal, mother of Perarivalan, one of the three men convicted for involvement in the killing of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, speaks on two mobile phones during celebrations after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences on the three men to life imprisonment.

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About 80 South Koreans traveled through falling snow with their families to North Korea’s Diamond Mountain resort to meet children, brothers, sisters, spouses and other relatives. Seoul had said about 180 North Koreans were expected. South Korean TV showed old women in brightly-colored traditional hanbok dresses talking and hugging, families trading photographs of relatives who couldn’t attend or had died. Two men in suits and ties wiped away tears, grasped each other by the necks and pressed their foreheads together as cameras flashed. One old man was wheeled in on a stretcher, his head propped on a pillow, a blue blanket wrapped tightly around him. These meetings — the first in more than three years because of high

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Japan divers... From page 1 “We were exhausted. We couldn’t get any water on the first day as it was sunny. On the second day, we collected rain water in our fins to quench our thirst. We also collected rain water in plastic bottles picked up from garbage,” they said. They were rescued by boat Monday in the Manta Point area off Nusa Penida, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from where they set off.

A fifth diver, Bali-based instructor Saori Furukawa, was picked up by helicopter nearby and has already been discharged from hospital. The four women who left hospital Thursday would board a flight back to Japan later in the day, Japanese consular official Kenichi Takeyama told AFP. “They are physically well but mentally, they are devastated,” he added.

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INDONESIA Angelina Sondakh questioned over Anas case Antara

JAKARTA - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) grilled Angelina Sondakh, former legislator from the Democratic Party, in Hambalang sport center and other projects corruption case that involved her former colleague, Anas Urbaningrum (AU). “She is going to be grilled in the AU case,” Priharsa Nugraha, the KPK’s news and information unit’s head, stated here on Thursday. Angie and Anas Urbaningrum were both members of the same faction in the House of Representatives (DPR), when Anas was still Deputy Secretary General of the Democratic Party’s Executive Board. On December 6, 2013, Angie, who has been

sentenced to 12 years by the Supreme Court in a graft case, was grilled in a money laundering case involving M Nazaruddin, former treasurer of the Democratic Party. The KPK detained Anas Urbaningrum, former Chairman of the Democratic Party, on January 10, over his alleged involvement in the graft-tainted Hambalang sports center construction project.

President calls for tree planting to curb climate change Antara

PARE-PARE - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has urged the public to plant trees to help curb the impacts of climatic changes. “Why should we be diligent in planting trees? We should, so as to prevent landslides and floods, to provide oxygen, and curb the impacts of global warming,” the President stated here on Thursday, when attending a tree planting event. He informed the students present at the event that tree planting and caring activities could help ensure food provision and ground water reserves. As part of the government’s commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2020, Indonesia has

pledged to plant billions of trees across the country. During the period 2010 to 2013, the country planted at least one billion trees under the tree-planting program. The number has continued to increase and is expected to touch two billion in 2014, Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan stated recently. The minister noted that Indonesia had been consistent in implementing sustainable development by preserving its forests for the future generation. While observing Indonesia’s Tree Planting Day and National Tree Planting Month in West Java, on December 8, 2009, the head of state had urged the nation to plant 4 billion trees by 2020 and 9.2 billion trees by 2050.


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IMF urges stronger growth efforts from G20 economies

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WASHINGTON - The IMF on Wednesday called for the Group of 20 to boost growth, warning of risks to the global economy, from deflation in Europe to high volatility in emerging economies. The International Monetary Fund said advanced economies, which include most of the G20, are still leading a pickup in economic growth overall around the world. But it said more coordinated work is needed to keep output expanding and boost demand, as the world economy still struggles to leave behind the financial crisis that began in 2008. “The recovery has been disappointing, with G20 output still below longer-term trend,” the IMF said in a report ahead of a meeting of G20 finance ministers and cen-

tral bankers in Sydney beginning Saturday. “Joint action is needed to boost output and to lower global risks substantially through more balanced growth.” Despite the eruption of more financial turmoil in emerging-market economies last month, the IMF stuck to its forecast of the world’s economy expanding 3.7 percent this year, after a 3.0 percent pace in 2013. It said it was assuming that the volatility that has unnerved emerging economic powers like Indone-

sia, Brazil and South Africa would be short-lived. But it suggested that also depended upon further reforms in those economies as well as more work to boost demand in advanced countries. “The recovery is still weak and significant downside risks remain,” the Fund said, citing capital outflows, higher interest rates, and sharp currency depreciation in emerging economies as a “key concern”. It said that tighter financial conditions globally, led by the

US Federal Reserve’s “tapering” of its stimulus, could further undercut growth in a number of countries. In addition, extremely low inflation in Europe has the IMF worried about how an unanticipated shock to the economy could push the region into deflation, reversing many of the gains of the past year. “The euro area is turning the corner from recession to a weak recovery that remains uneven and fragile,” it said. It said that advanced economies need to maintain easymoney policies to keep boosting demand and enable government to improve their fiscal balances. Facing tighter monetary con-

ditions, emerging economies meanwhile need to do more work on their own economic policies and management to build their credibility with markets. The IMF added, too, that advanced economy central banks in the process of pulling back from crisis-era monetary polices, like the Fed with its huge stimulus program, could do well to better coordinate and communicate their actions to reduce the shock effect on the rest of the world. “There is scope for better cooperation” between central banks on reeling back stimulus programs and tightening ultralow interest rates, so-called unconventional monetary policies, the IMF said.

WhatsApp deal shows Facebook push to stay on top Agence France-Press

WASHINGTON - With a big, bold deal for hot messaging service WhatsApp, Facebook is demonstrating it wants youth, a wider footprint in more markets and new kinds of services to stay fresh. Analysts say the staggering price tag of up to $19 billion in stock and cash highlights Facebook’s drive to be more mobile, global and to remain innovative. “It shows the continued determination of Facebook to be the ‘next’ Facebook,” says Benedict Evans, a partner in the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Evans said Facebook is responding in part to the explosion of mobile social apps and wants to assert itself as the dominant platform. “Any smartphone app is just two taps away,” Evans says in a blog post. “So It’s quite possible mobile social will have lots of services indefinitely. This creates opportunities, but also a pretty basic challenge to Facebook.” Still, the news left many observers stunned that Facebook

would pay such a steep price at a time when the world’s biggest social network seemed to be riding high. “The size of this deal is really massive and it will get people talking about a bubble,” Greg Sterling at Opus Research told AFP. Sterling said the deal is a risk for Facebook because “in social media you have a flavor of the month, and next year we might have another app with extremely rapid growth.” “I think (the high price tag) comes from the frustration of not being able to buy (the messaging service) Snapchat, and then there is the youth factor,” Sterling added. “Facebook really needs to have vehicles to attract younger users, and Instagram is not going to do that by itself.” With this strategy, Sterling said Facebook “is becoming a kind of holding company for different social media properties that appeal to different groups.” Jim Goetz at the venture firm Sequoia Capital, an early WhatsApp investor which is getting a huge return, said the price makes sense because “WhatsApp has

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This Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 photo shows the WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on an iPhone in New York. On Wednesday the world’s biggest social networking company, Facebook, announced it is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock.

completely transformed personal communications, which was previously dominated by the world’s largest wireless carriers.” Goetz noted that WhatsApp, which allows users to bypass telecom charges for messaging, is “so widely loved overseas and so under appreciated at home.” He said WhatsApp has grown

faster than any similar company to 450 million users and has just 32 engineers. The business model is simple -- no advertising, and users are charged $1 per year after the first year, which is free. This has resonated with users around the world, in places ranging from Botswana to China. The mega-deal announced on Wednesday bolsters the world’s

biggest social network -- which has more than 1.2 billion members -- with WhatsApp, which will be operated independently with its own board. Facebook founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg said that WhatsApp was worth the money because its blistering growth around the world has it on a clear path to hit a billion users. “Services with a billion people using them are all incredibly valuable,” Zuckerberg said while discussing the purchase price during a conference call with analysts. The purchase includes $12 billion in Facebook shares and $4 billion cash. It calls for an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp founders and employees that will vest over four years. Roger Kay at Endpoint Technologies said WhatsApp has become one of the most popular mobile applications and “reminds me a little of Skype.” Kay said the deal makes sense on one level because of Facebook’s record stock run-up. “When you have a stock like that which has run up quickly and created a lot of paper value, it’s good to trade that for other value,” he told AFP.

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Lake Buyan Festival to be held in June

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SINGARAJA - Buleleng government is increasingly intensive to promote the area through local festival. One of them is the Lake Buyan Festival planned to take place next June 2014. Regent Suradnyana said on Wednesday his party had made intensive preparation for the implementation of the Lake Buyan Festival. “At the moment, we still finalize the agenda of Lake Buyan Festival. If it has been ascertained, later it will refer to the time schedule, preparation of infrastructure, including the budget in the process,” he said. Few public facilities such as road passing through the Lake Buyan and surrounding areas would be improved gradually. It was intended to support the implementation of the Lake Buyan Festival. “We are still working to repair the road. Related to additional events in the agenda, we still consider the theme to be featured as well as the expectation of surrounding communities in order

to sell the value of the festival in the future,” he said. Regent Suradnyana explained the Lake Buyan Festival would be held in June 2014 at day and night in appropriate with the development of public interest. This could become a special attraction to domestic tourists where the promotional models would be conducted in collaboration with travel agencies in Java and Bali. (dgk)

Cruise worker from Bali accused of raping passenger Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE — A cruise ship worker from Bali is accused of raping a passenger aboard a Holland America Line vessel and then trying to throw her overboard, authorities said Tuesday. The FBI reports that 28-year-old Ketut Pujayasa was arrested Sunday when the MS Nieuw Amsterdam returned to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The incident occurred early Friday morning in international waters off the coast of Roatan, Honduras. According to a criminal complaint, the victim — a 31-year-old U.S. woman — told investigators she was attacked and raped in her stateroom. The attacker tried to throw her from the balcony, but she escaped and received help from another passenger. Pujayasa initially left the room but then turned himself in. The report says the Balinese man told investigators he attacked the victim because she had disrespected him earlier. Pujayasa is charged with attempt to commit murder and aggravated sexual abuse. Holland America Line said in a news release Tuesday that it is working with the authorities to understand how the incident occurred and what additional actions the company can take to help ensure that nothing like this ever happens again. “At Holland America Line, the safety of our guests is our highest priority, and we are shocked and deeply saddened by this incident,” Holland America Line president and CEO Stein Kruse said in the release. “To our knowledge, no incident like this has occurred in our company’s 140-year history.” The MS Nieuw Amsterdam had been on a seven-day western Caribbean charter cruise that departed Feb. 9, sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.

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Hindu community in Bali has a unique performing art known as Calonarang. The performing art poses a dance-drama whose artists should master the elements of dance, music and vocal.

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Calonarang, a Unique Balinese Dance-drama

Hindu community in Bali has a unique performing art known as Calonarang. The performing art poses a dance-drama whose artists should master the elements of dance, music and vocal. A troupe is supported by tens of artists. Interestingly, almost all the dancers consist of ‘selected’ artists. In other words, they have superior talent, so that every performance can draw the attention of spectators. Frequently, it is also graced by the contest of shakti power between the dancers and people having magical powers. It is commonly carried out in the ‘invitation’ scene, where the dancers invite people to get involved in a magical power contest. It is usually done by the player dancing the Rangda effigy. In this scene, it is filled with matebekan (stabbing kris dagger in the chest) performed by the other players against the Rangda. In this session, the performing area will usually turn magical, horrific and creepy. If the dancers have come into trance, the stabbers will stab themselves with the kris dagger. The more horrific atmosphere happens when living players are given a mantra and then act as a dead person

(corpse). Afterward, the body is consecrated (as in cremation). Then, they are taken to cemetery. Mystical atmosphere is strongly felt in the show at this scene. Calonarang is indeed a special performing art that cannot be staged arbitrarily. However, after the development of tourism, the Calonarang is also staged for tourist entertainment. However, time and type of ceremony is not made specifically. AA Gde Raka, a religious philosopher, said the Calonarang dance-drama was actually a ritual event where the sanctified effigies in the form of Rangda and Barong venerated were taken down and danced. The Calonarang itself was performed on the piodalan (temple anniversary) in the Dalem Temple and other temples. Players getting involved in the Calonarang attraction were those specifically having high spiritual knowledge and the arts. According to him, the story of Calonarang was inseparable from the concept of rwa bhineda or basic dualism such as the quality of good and bad being always side by side. The Calonarang story was taken from a fairy tale on a widow named Walu Nateng Girah from Girah village, Kediri. Walu meant widow, Nateng (Queen) and Girah was the name of a village in Kediri,

East Java. Therefore, Walu Nateng Girah meant a widow queen from Girah village. Walu Nateng Girah is a disciple of left school representing the adharma. Meanwhile, the King Airlangga is the follower of goodness representing the dharma. “It has significance that in this life good and bad qualities are inseparable,” he said. In that struggle, none of Mpu Bharadah and Nateng Girah won symbolizing that good and bad was inseparable. The staging of Calonarang performance was not entertainment art, but due to influence of globalization, many Calonarang performances then led to profane art, too. According to Gde Raka, the word Calonarang was derived from the word arang meaning the ash related to plague caused by Nateng Girah where the Girah village was like to have been transformed into ashes because many people were sick and died. Calonarang performance was usually commenced with the presence of barong dance, telek dance and followed by the emergence of young ladies. The next scene told about Walu Nateng Girah and her followers practicing black magic getting involved in a struggle against the forces of King Airlangga belonging to white school.


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Resto Apung owner claims to have a permit Bali Post

One of the temples which was destroyed during the tornado in Klungkung Regency

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Hit by tornado

Three temples in Banjarangkan destroyed Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - Again, a tornado destroyed several temples. At least three temples in Banjarangkan subdistrict, Klungkung, were ravaged by fallen trees after hit by tornado, Wednesday (Feb 19). No casualties were reported in the incident. However, due to the damage, the village suffered a loss of hundreds of millions of rupiahs. The three temples consisted of the Manik Mas and Penataran Temple at Sengkiding customary village, Aan village as well as Prajapati Temple at cemetery of Tegal Wangi customary village, Nyalian village, Banjarangkan. Manik Mas temple chief, Wayan Sumarta, said on Wednesday at location that the brunt of tornado occurred around 1:00 p.m. “At that time, the wind was blowing hard, but only for a while. Having subsided, residents contacted me that Manik Mas Temple was toppled over by branches of banyan tree,” said Sumarta. After checked, in fact a number of shrines were destroyed such as the piyasan pavilion, pengaruman shrine, penganteb pavilion, mascari and apit lawang. All buildings were severely damaged, while the entrance gates and wall compound suffered minor damage. Just south of the Manik Mas Temple, namely the Penataran Temple was also damaged by a fallen tree of adult body size. Some shrines in the kahyangan tiga (trinity temple) of local village were also damaged

namely the sanggaran and chamber shrine. Headman of Aan, AA Ngurah Ardika, said on Wednesday the losses due to the incident in the two temples reached about IDR 300 million. Meanwhile, his party immediately mobilized local residents to clean up the branches of the big banyan tree. A number of chain saws were used to cut the branches and people cleared them from the site. He added that his party did not dare to ascertain whether to cut or not the sacred banyan tree of hundreds of years old. From the narrative of a number of residents, those who dared to cut the nearly 30 meters tall banyan tree would fall ill. Other than afflicting the two temples, similar condition also happened to Prajapati Temple at cemetery of Tegal Wangi customary village, Nyalian village. A milk wood tree as high as 50 meters collapsed after hit by tornado around 1:15 p.m. The tree with a diameter of about three meters toppled over the Prajapati Temple to destroy. Even, the condition of the temple was more severe than the two other temples.

A number shrines were heavily damaged such as the main shrine, kulkul or wooden split drum tower, priest pavilion and compound wall. Banjarangkan subdistrict head, Komang Gede Wisnuadi, revealed the loss suffered was around IDR 500 million. Over the incident, the Public Protection Division Head of Klungkung National Unity, Politics and Public Protection Agency (Kesbangpollinmas), Wayan Gede, said that his party would soon submit a report on the disaster to Deputy Regent of Klungkung, Made Kasta, as coordinator team leader and forwarded it to the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency of Klungkung and Bali. For repairs, his party had informed the village authority to immediately draw up a proposal to provincial government through Kesbangpollinmas and recommendation of the Klungkung Regent. Deputy Regent of Klungkung, Made Kasta, also directly came to location. He asked residents to be vigilant against the threat of tornado because the wind would possibly strike the other areas in Klungkung. (kmb31)

BANGLI - The owner of Resto Apung claimed that her restaurant had owned a permit. The Resto Apung sitting in the area of Lake Batur, Kintamani, so far is believed to have no problems related to licensing. Even, the permit has been already equipped a long time. The owner also admitted the Resto Apung was established on her own land. She did not agree if her restaurant was classified to have annexed the borderline of Lake Batur. As confirmed by phone, the owner of Resto Apung, Nyoman Sudarmi, said on Wednesday (Feb 19) that so far the restaurant had owned complete permit, starting from the principle permit, business permit and business placement. “Regarding the permit, I have owned it for a long time. However, we forget the issuance date. Clearly, it has been equipped with the permits and they can be checked,” she said. Sudarmi added the location of her Resto Apung was at Kedisan village, Kintamani. She repeated that the Resto Apung was established on private land. She argued there was no annexation of Lake Batur borderline. Precisely, her business premise built on the land legacy of her ancestor had been eroded by the frequent rising water of Lake Batur. “This is the land of our ancestor. My husband then continued to build the Resto Apung,” she said while admitting that her party was always committed to maintaining the sanitation and sanctity of Dalem Pingit temple located near her Resto Apung. The Head of Bangli Municipal Police, Dewa Agung Suryadarma, when asked for his confirmation separately admitted to have no time to check the permit owned by the Resto Apung. According to him, the Resto Apung had existed before he was on duty at the Municipal Police. However, he promised to promptly trace back the permit. Moreover, when the Licensing Office was contacted it told if the Resto Apung had not owned a permit. “Together with the team, we will soon follow this up,” he said. His party would check the existence of the Resto Apung with the team, primarily the licensing document, the use of water of Lake Batur, including questioning if there was a memorandum of understanding (MoU) or agreement made by the owner with local village. It would be first reviewed by respective technical team in charge, in this case the Regional Development Plan Agency (Bappeda), Public Works and other relevant agencies. If there was something inappropriate with the recommendation of the team, then his party as enforcement regulation agency was entitled to carry out an execution. “Technical team in this case the Bappeda and Public Works will play its role. The decision lies in the authority of the team, while the Municipal Police only has duty to execute it,” affirmed Suryadarma. The Head of Bangli Licensing Office, Komang Pariartha, accompanied by the License Processing Section Head Ni Made Sasih as confirmed on Tuesday (Feb 18) stated the Resto Apung at Kedisan village so far had not owned a permit. “To our knowledge, the Resto Apung has not owned a permit. Previously, the owner indeed had filed a permit but we refused it,” he said. According to Sasih, the permit application was rejected by the Bappeda because the existence of the Resto Apung disrupted the preservation of the lake and the area around the lake. “Document of the land ownership was not complete so the permit cannot be issued,” she added. (ina)

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Ukraine: At least 18 dead as truce collapses

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KIEV, Ukraine — Fierce clashes between police and protesters — some including gunfire — shattered a brief truce in Ukraine’s besieged capital Thursday, killing at least 19 people. The deaths came in a new eruption of violence just hours after the country’s embattled president and the opposition leaders demanding his resignation called for a truce and negotiations to try to resolve Ukraine’s political crisis. The two sides are locked in a decades-long battle over the identity of this nation of 46 million, whose loyalties are divided between Russia and the West. Parts of the country— mostly in its western cities — are in open revolt against President Viktor Yanukovych’s central government. An Associated Press reporter saw 18 bodies Thursday laid out on the edge of the sprawling protest encampment in central Kiev, the capital. In addition, one policeman was killed and 28 suffered gunshot wounds Thursday, Interior Ministry spokesman Serhiy Burlakov told the AP. Those numbers Thursday brought the week’s death toll to at least 45 in Kiev. As the violence exploded and heavy smoke from burning barricades at the encampment belched into the sky, the foreign ministers of three European countries met with Yanukovych, after their meeting with the opposition leaders. Later Thursday in Brussels, the 28-nation European Union was scheduled to hold an emergency

meeting on Ukraine, to consider sanctions against those behind the violence. The latest bout of street violence began Tuesday when protesters attacked police lines and set fires outside parliament, accusing Yanukovych of ignoring their demands to enact constitutional reforms that would limit the president’s power — a key opposition demand. Parliament, dominated by his supporters, was stalling on taking up a constitutional reform to limit presidential powers. In a statement early Thursday, the Ukrainian Health Ministry said 28 people have died and 287 have been hospitalized during the two days of street violence. Protesters, who have set up a medical care facility in a downtown cathedral, say the numbers of injured are significantly higher — possibly double or triple that. A statement from the Interior Ministry on Thursday said the gunfire against officers appeared to be coming from the national

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Activists and priests pay respects to protesters who were killed in clashes with police, a flag held by one activist reads “For Ukraine.” in Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

music conservatory in Kiev, which is on the edge of the downtown square housing an extensive protest tent camp. Also Thursday, the parliament building was evacuated because of fears protesters

were preparing to storm it, said parliament spokeswoman Irina Karnelyuk. The clashes this week have been the most deadly since protests kicked off three months ago after

Yanukovych shelved an association agreement with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia. Russia then announced a $15 billion bailout for Ukraine, whose economy is in tatters.

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tions crippling its economy. “We have ... identified all of the issues we need to address for a comprehensive and final agreement,” said Catherine Ashton, the EU’s top diplomat who convened the talks between Iran and the six powers — the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany . The talks are designed to build on a first-step deal in effect since last month that commits Iran to initial nuclear curbs in return for some easing of sanctions. The deal can be extended by mutual consent after six months. and both sides say any final deal will be tough to reach. The six countries want to leave Iran with little capacity to quickly ramp up its nuclear program into weapons-making mode with enriched uranium or plutonium, which can be used for the fissile core of a missile warhead. They say Iran should dismantle or store most of its 20,000 uraniumenriching centrifuges, including some not yet working. They also want a reactor now being built to either be scrapped or converted from a heavy-water setup to a light-water facility that makes less plutonium.

Iran nuke talks end, next round March 17

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European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, speak to the press after closed-door nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

VIENNA — Iran and six world powers ended the opening round of nuclear talks on an upbeat note Thursday, with both sides saying they had agreed on a plan for further negotiations meant to produce a comprehensive deal to set limits on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. In a joint statement, they said the next round of negotiations would begin in Vienna on March. 17, continuing a process likely to take at least six months and probably longer. Expectations had been modest as the talks started Tuesday, and the upbeat tone on a framework for future talks appeared aimed at least in part to encourage skeptics both inside and outside Iran that the negotiations had a chance to succeed despite huge gaps between the Iranians and the six powers. The six want Tehran to agree to significant cuts in its nuclear program to reduce concerns it could be turned quickly to weapons use. Iran opposes cuts, saying its program is not aimed at building weapons. The U.S. and its partners say that Iran must come to an agreement if it wants a full end to sanc-


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Salma Hayek powerful in black leather at Gucci

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MILAN — The fashion crowd moved on to Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, leaving behind memories of snowy New York and rainy London. Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and newcomer Fausto Puglisi launched six days of fashion previews for next fall and winter womenswear looks.

DENPASAR - The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) continues to elaborate the case of Ngurah Rai Forest Park (Tahura). It has accomplished the field investigation and in the near future the audit results will be announced to the public. So far, it got some indications of breach in the utilization of the Ngurah Rai Forest Park.

PROJECTING FEMALE POWER

Salma Hayek is all about female power. It’s at the heart of the “Chime for Change” project she is running with Gucci designer Frida Giannini and singer Beyonce. And it is in the strong leather look she wore to Gucci’s front row. Hayek wore a mod leather beret with a doublebreasted leather jacket, skirt and black patent leather platform boots from Gucci’s pre-fall 2014 collection. The look was set off with a purple python fringe shoulder bag. Hayek hinted that there will be some news soon on the “Chime for Change” — a Gucci project launched last year to promote education, health and justice for girls and women throughout the world. On her movie career, Hayek says she starts work this spring on a new movie, “The Tales of Tales,” by Italian director Matteo Garrone. GUCCI’S LUSCIOUS TEXTURES

Hayek gushed over the softness of Gucci’s lusciously textured looks for next winter — from supple leather to shaggy fur. “I love it. I want to touch everything. It’s so soft, and so beautiful,” Hayek said after the womenswear preview show for next fall and winter that marked the launch of Milan Fashion Week. Giannini’s looks for next fall and winter are soft in both color and mood — even if sticking

with decidedly Gucci and winter materials like leather and fur. The colors were snatched from your favorite Crayola box of yesteryear: cornflower blue, sage green, brushed pink blush — set off by neutrals in tan, black and camel. A-line Nappa leather mini dresses had ruffled fronts — a testament to the suppleness of the materials. Waistlines were higher, and hemlines were short, showing off knee-high leather high-heeled boots. Suits were slim-fitting, contrasting nicely with shaggy colored furs that give a carefree flounce with every step. For evening wear, there were romantic leather minidresses with bejeweled tops — worn with big crystal bracelets. ROMANTIC NATURALISM

Alberta Ferretti’s looks appear to have sprung from the woodlands, crafted from feathers, finished in fur and draped in romantic lace. Ferretti said the looks were created “for women who are real and a little special.” She’s a hunter: Wispy feathers formed a skirt while black feathers provide a sturdy armor for the breast. She’s a romantic: draped in sheer pleated fabric accented with contrasting lace. She’s practical nymph: woolen laden shifts provide sturdy elegance. She’s a landscape itself: jacquard detailing form concentric circles that give shape and texture to a dress, finished at the hemline and neckline with tufts of feathers. Colors were earthy olive, orange, crimson and blues. Ferretti completed the looks with strappy sandals were worn with ankle socks, or romantic ballerinas. FLOUNCE THAT!

“Did you see life, movement?” Italian designer Fausto Puglisi asked back stage. Puglisi’s looks created a kaleidoscope of color as they moved down the black runway in the glare of half a dozen spotlights: triangles of red and blue, trapezoids of green, yellow, lavender — all against a black background as if the shapes were

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A model wears a creation for Gucci women’s Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. performers on a stage. The collection was as uplifting as a circus skit, yet with a rock ‘n’roll edge — evoked with spikes, studs and jewels. The strength of the collection was in the structure of the pieces. On one end of the spectrum was a pleated skirt that fans flat across the body, or another flat eye-shaped skirt suggestive of a costume in its Harlequin diamond pattern.

There were also softer looks, silky shirts, soft sweaters worn with satiny pleated skirts. The looks themselves projected varied lifestyles, from tough East Village rocker in leggings and a graphic T-shirt to Midtown professional in a belted sweater over a knee-length pleated skirt, yet all were united in their bold geometry and color scheme. Or, as Puglisi summed

up the dichotomy, “polished vs. rebellious.” Puglisi, who is creative director for Ungaro in Paris and began last year showing his own line in Milan, credits his success to his experience in the United States, where he became a darling of the Hollywood crowd. He paid tribute in this collection with the Statue of Liberty featured as a recurring motif.

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Fashion is Milan’s main economic activity — and designers mean business: The Milan runways showcase apparel, shoes and handbags that create revenues of some 15 billion euros ($20 billion), according to a new study for the business daily Il Sole 24 Ore, or one-quarter of Italy’s entire fashion industry. The good news for Italy’s economy, which remains in the doldrums overall, is that fashion exports are on the rise, hitting a record 45 billion last year.

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“In 2013, we performed the investigation of environmental governance in Bali. One of the findings is related to forest park and permit of the land utilization for tourism. And we’ve accomplished the field investigation. In the near future, the results of final investigation will be issued,” said a member of the BPK-RI doubling as Chairman of the Working Group on World Environmental Auditing, Dr. Ali Masykur Musa, in a visit to Bali Post, Wednesday (Feb 19). Regarding the provisional investigation results, Ali Masykur Musa did not want to explain in details. He reasoned the results of the investigation had not been conclusive and remained under process. Similarly, his party was not allowed to announce it to the public because it involved a code of ethics of the BPK. Nevertheless, he did not dispute if the findings of the BPK had indicated a number of violations in the case of the Ngurah Rai Forest Park. “Many a time, some violations are committed against the rules and they were undertaken unfairly. But, how far the unfairness and what tricks are used, please wait. Wait for the results of the

investigation. Secondly, a lot of rules are violated, so it requires a consistency. A regulation will be meaningless without being obeyed. Thirdly, it is related to licensing where it often does not correspond to the reality. Probably, these are the indications in our findings. Then, we will make a filing and reporting of the investigation results to completion. With all due respect, we cannot explain it because it involves a code of conduct and this has not arrived yet at final audit report,” said the man familiarly called Cak Ali. How powerful is legal force of the investigation results of the BPK over the case of Tahura? He explained that BPK had a kind of follow-up investigation, where the investigation results should be followed up by relevant parties, either the government, legislative or third-party or private parties. Findings of the BPK posed a referential material for the government and law enforcement agency. Basically, the findings of BPK could be used as evidence in court, although the BPK did not intervene on the law. However, the practice in Indonesia was quite often on the contrary. Findings of the BPK were not necessarily to be used as refer-

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quality of human resources, particularly in planning and designing simple financial statement. To that end, he said the government could strengthen them by creating special agencies to deal with the capital problem. “The weakness of MSI players lies in the low quality of human resources, primarily in making financial reports. Thus, the government should strengthen its role or there is a special institution helping and mentoring them in order the planning and financial statement can be made,” said Raka. He said that a number of agencies existing in Bali such as PT Jamkrida and Rural Credit Agency (LPD) were very helpful in the

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Visitors visit Mangrove Conservation area (Tahura) that located at Suwung, Bali Island. The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) continues to elaborate the case of Ngurah Rai Forest Park (Tahura). It has accomplished the field investigation and in the near future the audit results will be announced to the public. ence for decision making whether it was in the government or law enforcement agencies. Some few government and law enforcement agencies even took the beneficial points only from the investigation results of the BPK. Meanwhile, related to the reclamation plan at Benoa Bay, the man familiarly called Cak Ali stated that any time the BPK

could conduct an investigation to the reclamation permit. For this issue, he personally stated that reclamation was more damaging the environment and detrimental in the context of budget for the environmental management. If indeed a particular area could not be reclaimed, it meant there should be no reclamation. Unfortunately, implementation

of the rules in Indonesia was often inconsistent. Even though it had been clearly prohibited, the construction was ongoing. The spatial rules were circumvented to pass the development. It was termed as partial spatial order. “For example, that is not allowed in this area, except this one. Such a thing frequently happens,” he said. (kmb25)

success of the small and micro industry in the matter of capital funding. However, only some few players of the MSI knew how to utilize it so far. “Hence, there must be an institution that can enable them to take advantage of the financial institutions (banks—Ed) in order to make them bankable,” he explained. Previously, the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Warmadewa University, I Gusti Ngurah Sanjaya, said the government should be able to provide a favorable business climate, easy and cheap permit as well as to open the market. All this time, the MSI sector was the largest provider of job opportunities.

He said the small unemployment rate in Bali was supported by some sectors, where one of which was the contribution of the MSI. “Indeed there is a government attention, but not maximal, so in the perspective of management of broader sense, our MSI stays weak. Likewise, the government has not accompanied the overall IMK maximally, such as in terms of man, material, capital and others,” he said. He said that other than the attention of the government, the MSI also required the attention and help of investors. All this time, they helped the local MSI half-heartedly. Ultimately, they only struggled around the area

of business,” he said. The small business people played a major role in reducing the unemployment rate in Indonesia. This business could provide employment to 98.16 percent or about 107,653,510 workers of 56.53 million workers of 56.53 units of business recorded in the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs. However, the constraint faced by the players of micro and small industry was in the capital field. It happened due to their limited access to financial institutions like banking. Based on the existing data, only 25 percent of the players of micro and small industry could enjoy the access to financial institution. (kmb27)

Government asked to build capital institution for MSI

DENPASAR - The difficult access of the Micro and Small Industries (MSI) to banking sector remains a classic problem faced by players of micro and small industry in Bali. Related to this issue, the government should be able to interfere with the formation of a special agency handling the capital for them. It was conveyed by Secretary of the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) of Bali Chapter, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Raka Suardana. According to him, the classic problem was also experienced by players of small and micro industry in Indonesia due to low


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DENPASAR - In the Act, the Bali government particularly the governor is indeed justified to issue management permit for the nature-based tourism in the Ngurah Rai Forest Park (Tahura) to investors. However, this permit does not necessarily mean he can lease the state-owned asset to investors. A problem then arises because the governor gave management permit at the protection block that should not be utilized for any development. TRB was granted a management permit for 55 years of management period and 22 years of the right of priority. In the decree, the governor permitted the establishment of tourist accommodation facilities in the mangrove area of 102.22 hectares in the form of 75 units of accommodation, 5 units of stall, 8 units of restaurant, 10 units of hold dock, 2 units of spa outlet, 4 units of outbound facilities, 2 units of management office, a pool, a multipurpose building, a public activity area, a camp area and restroom, a gazebo and meditation site. Actually, according to Gendo, the Forest Park was very coincident with the area of climate change mitigation, geological disasters and tsunamis, coastal borderline, vulnerable liquefaction and subsidence and sea water intrusion guard area. “Necessarily, no accommodation is allowed to be built there, while many facilities will be built in the area of grown-up mangrove. It means the mangroves will be

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KUTA - In the spirit of its brand mantra “TAKE TIME TO BE KIND”, Hard Rock Hotel Bali donated some Rp. 150,000,000,- to Bali Pink Ribbon, as a result of month-long Pinktober® campaign in October 2013 and the charity fun run event, Rock ‘n Run the 13th Chapter in November 2013. The cheque was presented by Andrew Khoo, M.I.H, the General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Bali to Bali Pink Ribbon at Centerstage on Friday, 14 February 2014. Sponsors and partners were also present during the cheque presentation, showing great support for Bali Pink Ribbon and the cause. Held on Valentine’s Day, the event inspired everyone to share our love for the cancer-fighting women of Bali who are less fortunate and may not have access to reliable information on how to be cured.

cut down. Well, if that happens, it means the management is not correct because the mangrove takes up to 5 years to grow well. It’s very grateful if only 1 of 100 mangroves can survive,” he explained. Meanwhile, the politician IGK Manila asked the government not to alter and destroy the nature of

Bali. Bali was only a small island with a limited number of forests anyway. If the forests were destroyed, Manila worried that it would bring in disasters, either flooding or avalanches. “Probably, God can be angry because we do not respect and appreciate our nature. Necessarily, ask people first whether it is

allowed or not. What is infringed? If more than a half does not agree, please do not do it. The people want to disintegrate us and all are faced with pros and cons. I hope this Bali should not be changed and destroyed. How many hectares are our forests? Bali is a small island, right?” he explained. (kmb32)

A toddler suffering eye tumor from Negara, Kadek Gita, 3, passed away on Saturday (Feb 8). For one and a half years of treatment, Gita has been assisted by the people of Bali through the Dompet Peduli Bali Post so the burden of her family can be relieved in terms of financial matter, both for the treatment and living expenses of Gita at hospital. Fundraising intended for Gita totally reached IDR 283,445,555. The fund is then handed over to Gita gradually until the end of

this female toddler’s life. The remaining fund from the public aid was then handed over to Gita’s parents. Conferment of the Dompet Peduli Bali Post was carried out in Bali Post, Wednesday (Feb 19) by Chairman of the Bali Post Media Group (KMB), Satria Naradha, directly to parents of Gita. The amount of fund handed over was IDR 185,445,555. According to Putra Yadnya, Gita’s father, the remaining fund would be used for ceremonial

purposes of Gita and the rest would be saved in appropriate with the message of his second child. “Gita was cremated on February 17. There is still another series of event like meajar-ajar procession,” said Yadnya. The sadness was still reflected on the face of both parents of Gita. Moreover, when talking about the struggle of Gita against her eye tumor. Even, her mother, Wiantari, was still unable to see Sanglah Hospital as she still remembered Gita. “On the way

to Denpasar, I remember Gita because almost every week we passed the same way to take her medication. We remember where we stopped to have a break every time to go to Denpasar,” she said. At the time she suffered her illness, she was strong and tough enough. No matter how many times she should undergo chemotherapy, Gita was always able to survive even wanted to eat and drink. This condition caused her eye tumor to rapidly decline and

then was removed. Her tumor in the left eye was swollen twice, but with strong determination to undergo the treatment, her swollen tumor shrank back. Probably, her destiny was different. Gita died after being treated for a week with diarrhea and a decrease in white blood cells. The death of Gita was sincerely accepted by her parents. Yadnya expressed his gratitude to the people of Bali who had lent a hand to her daughter through the Dompet Peduli Bali Post. (san)

Run is an annual charity event organized by Hard Rock Hotel Bali, supported by event partners and sponsors, with New Balance, Asia Miles and Telkomsel as the main sponsors. In 2013, the Rock ‘n Run the 13th Chapter was held with tremendous participation from the public. More than 600 people turned up to participate and the event managed to sell almost 2,000 shirts. “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting the cause. Our shout out goes

to the women living at the ends of Bali, at remote villages that may be fighting cancer now, we hear you and we care about you! Thank you Bali Pink Ribbon, sponsors and partners for the ongoing support”, said Andrew Khoo. During the cheque presentation, Mayke Boestami, Secretary of the Board, Bali Pink Ribbon gave highest appreciation for all the fundraising efforts. “Bali Pink Ribbon is forever grateful for everyone that participated in Pinktober and Rock

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‘n Run. Your kindness mean everything to the women we are helping to fight breast cancer”, said Ibu Mayke.

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Pinktober® is a global initiative by Hard Rock locations around the world, which aims to raise breast cancer awareness and funds in the effort to fight breast cancer. On October 2013, the campaign included a Pink Room, a pink-decorated Deluxe Premium Room with a set of pink amenities and benefits, offered at the Hotel’s website. The good cheer continued with Pinktober® Party on Wednesday, 16 October 2013, with a special performance by Ms. Shena Malsiana. Rock n’

“The governor should consider the importance of Ngurah Rai Forest Park having the mangrove vegetation as the only one in Indonesia. In its management, the zonation should be maintained, which block is intended for utilization, protection and guidance. The problem is that the permit issued by the governor covers many areas located in the protection block so it means the governor has mismanaged. Why is the protection block replaced? It’s called negligence,” said Regional Council Chairman of Walhi Bali, Wayan ‘Gendo’ Suardana. This statement also has something to do with the lawsuit of Walhi to Governor in the Denpasar Administrative Court related to the Gubernatorial Decree No.1.051/03-L/HK/2012 on Permit Conferment for Naturebased Tourism Management on the Block Utilization of Ngurah Rai Forest Park (Tahura) of Bali Province covering an area of 102.22 hectares to PT Tirta Rahmat Bahari a year ago. PT

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1 Jan Buda Kliwon Matal, Kajeng Kliwon And Tilem Sasih Kenam Pura Desa Sukawati Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Gelgel Bebetin Pura Maspahit Sesetan Pura Padharman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 11 Jan Tumpek Kandang Pura Desa Gianyar Pura Luhur Dalem Sagening Kediri Tabanan Pura Sang Hyang Tegal Tegalalang 15 Jan Purnama Sasih Kapitu Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja Gianyar Pura Puseh Manakaji Peninjauan Bangli Pura Taman Limut Pengosekan Mas Ubud Pura Benua Besakih Pura Gunung Rena Sidemen Karangasem Pura Pasek Gelgel Abadi Karangasem Pura Pucak Gunung Mangun Kubu Karangasem 16 Jan Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan 17 Jan Hari Bhatara Sri 21 Jan Anggara Kasih Prangbakat Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa Klungkung Pura Tirtha Sidamala Bebalang Bangli Pura Gunung Pangsong Lombok Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar Pura Pura Hyang Haluh/Jenggala Besakih

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Pura Penataran Giri Purwo Tegal Delimo Banyuwangi Pura jala Sidhi amerta Juanda Surabaya

29 Jan Hari Siwaratri

19 Feb Buda Cemeng Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran ped Nusa Penida Pura Gaduhan Jagat Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Penataran Batu Lepang Kamasan Kelungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Kedonganan Kuta Pura Guwa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Pura Jati Ubud Pura Melanting Ubud Pura Dalem Peed Nusa Penida Pura Sad Kayangan Nusa Penida Pura Penataran Agung Gunung Karangasem

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

21 Feb Hari Bhatara Sri 25 Feb Anggara Kasih Dukut Pura Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Undagi Krambitan Tabanan Pura Pucak Taman bedulu Gianyar Pura Puser Jagat Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Purwa Kawan Bangli Pura Desa Ketewel Gianyar 26 Feb Pura Agung Pasek gelgel Sibang Kaja Abian Semal Pura Dalem Samprangan Gianyar

Rock ‘n Run the 13th Chapter is proudly sponsored by New Balance, Asia Miles and Telkomsel.

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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Justin Timberlake Cancels New York Concert for “Health Reasons”

Sounds like Justin Timberlake just isn’t up to puttin’ on his suit and tie. The 20/20 Experience artist was forced to pull the plug on his show scheduled for tonight at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, apparently due to illness. “Hey NY. There is never an easy way to do this... Unfortunately, I have to postpone tonight’s show to Friday due to health reasons,” Timberlake tweeted at the 11th hour this afternoon. He added: “I am truly sorry to everyone that have tickets for tonight. It kills me to have to do

What’s better than getting a free car? A house! Oprah Winfrey reportedly purchased a home for her halfsister, Patricia Lofton, in Wisconsin. Multiple reports have claimed that the media mogul has spent almost half a million dollars on the four-bedroom, three-bathroom pad and given Lofton a monthly allowance so that she can focus on accomplishing a few major personal goals.”Patricia’s greatest dream was to go to college and become a social worker,” a spokesperson for Oprah told E! News. “Oprah wants to support that dream.” Oprah and Patricia were introduced publicly back in 2011 on the hit daytime talk show. The ladies share the same mother, Vernita Lee, but Patricia was sent to live in foster homes until she was adopted at the

age of seven. The 60-year-old star confessed that she was hopeful about “building a relationship” with her long-lost sibling. “Having been burned a lot of times in other relationships, I’m the kind of person that would like to take it slow, build a relationship upon mutual respect and understanding,” she said during her BFF Gayle King’s radio show. She added, “I am open to having a sisterly relationship.” Oprah has also expressed how grateful she is to have learned of her sister at this time in her life. “She coming into the family at this time has been a great peace offering, a great symbol of peace-making in this family,” she shared. “I would say I see her as a gift.”

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this. I hope to see you all on Friday. --JT” Timberlake is also supposed to perform at MSG tomorrow, which is he shows up as scheduled will instead be the first night of a two-night sold-out engagement. He’s then due in Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday. There was no indication after J.T.’s show last night in Chicago that he was feeling under the weather, but maybe his pipes were feeling a little rusty when he woke up today. We wish him a speedy recovery!

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Wednesday night. Sir Elton will be attending his first Bonnaroo, while West will be making his first return after one of the most memorable appearances in 2008. That year he made fans wait nearly two hours for his early morning set, which didn’t start until

4:30 a.m. Other performers scheduled to appear include Frank Ocean, Lionel Richie, Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Lauryn Hill and Skrillex, who will host one of Bonnaroo’s SuperJams. Tickets go on sale at noon Feb. 22 on the festival’s website.

Four rescued Japan divers heading home Antara/AFP

DENPASAR - Four Japanese tourists who were previously admitted to a hospital after a diving incident in Nusa Lembongan water, Klungkung District, Bali, were allowed to check out the hospital on Thursday. They headed home on night plane to Japan. “The medical team said their conditions had been stable and good so that they were allowed to go home,” Medical Service Director of Denpasar’s Sanglah Hospital, Anak Agung Ngurah Jayakusuma, said on Thursday. He said that the four Japanese tourists only felt pain in several parts of their skins due to sun burns after floating for three days in the sea. “The four victims suffered from grade one sun burns and some blisters due to rock scratches,” he said. Anak Agung noted that their mental conditions were also good so that they can leave the hospital after a four-day medical treatment.

The four Japanese were Yamamoto Emi (33), Tomita Nahomi (29), Morizono Aya (27), Yoshidome Atshumi (29). On Friday, February 14, seven Japanese tourists were reported missing while diving in the Nusa Lembongan waters, Klungkung district, Bali province. They were Niata (59), Yamamoto (33), Tomita Nahomi (28), Muri Sono Aya (27), Yosidome Atsumi (29), Takahasioko (35) and tourist guide Hurukawa Sahori (37). The women, among seven who disappeared after setting off for a diving expedition Friday, bowed deeply to reporters and apologised for causing any trouble as they were discharged from hospital in the Balinese capital Denpasar. It came as rescuers scoured the coast of the Indonesian resort island for one last day to find a diver who is still missing. Five of the Japanese divers have so far been rescued while the body of a sixth was found floating near a beach. The rescued divers suffered sunburn and dehydration but no serious injuries, although they have been left mentally “devastated”, according to a Japanese official on Bali.

Japanese divers, from right, Nahomi Tomita, Atsumi Yoshidome, Emi Yamamoto, Aya Morizono bow during a press conference at a hospital in Bali, Indonesia, after they were discharged from the hospital Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati

In a joint statement, the four women discharged Thursday said they worked hard to keep each others’ spirits up after huge waves and storms pushed them onto rocks, miles from where they had set off. “We told each other that we will go home alive. We encouraged each other by saying we could keep going because we had already survived drifting in the water for 28 hours,” they said. They set off Friday from Nusa Lembongan island, just east of Bali, but soon got lost. After drifting for a long time, they were slammed against rocks near the coast and were “swallowed by big waves three to four times”. Four of them managed to clamber onto some rocks in a remote area off Nusa Penida island, which is next to Nusa Lembongan, on Saturday. They sheltered themselves from the harsh sun during the day and climbed up to the highest point to flash distress lights at night, fighting all the time against exhaustion and thirst. Cotinued on page 6


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