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Actor Lee Thompson Young found dead at age 29 Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Lee Thompson Young, who began his acting career as the teenage star of the Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” and was featured in the film “Friday Night Lights” and the series “Rizzoli & Isles,” was found dead Monday, police said. He was 29. There was no official cause of death, but Young’s manager, Paul Baruch, said the actor “tragically took his own life.” Young’s body was found at his North Hollywood home by police Monday morning after he failed to show up for work on TNT’s crime drama “Rizzoli & Isles,” police Officer Sally Madera said. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned and pronounced him dead at the scene, she said. Los Angeles police robbery-homicide detectives and the Los Angeles County coroner’s office were investigating because it is a high-profile death, she said. Madera had no details about the cause of death.

In the TNT series, Young played fledgling police Detective Barry Frost, who’s computer savvy but squeamish. Earlier Monday, the channel announced it was renewing the series that stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. “We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. ... Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and offscreen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace,” TNT, studio Warner Bros. and series producer Janet Tamaro said in a joint statement. They sent condolences to his mother and other family members. According to a biography from TNT,

Young was inspired to pursue acting when, at age, 10, he played Martin Luther King Jr. in a play in Young’s hometown of Columbia, South Carolina. In 1998, Young began starring in “The Famous Jett Jackson,” playing a TV action hero who returns to his roots for a less high-profile life. The series ran until 2001. Young followed it with roles in TV series, including “The Guardian,” ‘’Scrubs” and “Smallville” and in the films “Akeelah and the Bee” and “The Hills Have Eyes II.” Young joined “Rizzoli & Isles” when it debuted in 2010. “I’m the youngest member of the cast, so I really take advantage of the wealth of knowledge that I find myself surrounded by,” Young said in a 2011 interview with the website Rolling Out. Young, a graduate of University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, was an as an avid photographer, traveler and student of martial arts, according to his biography.

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Dick Van Dyke uninjured after car fire on freeway Associated Press Writer

L O S A N G E L E S — D i c k Va n Dyke is uninjured after his Jaguar caught fire while he was driving on a Los Angeles freeway. California Highway Patrol officer Saul Gomez

said Monday that the 87-year-old entertainer was not treated or cited at the scene. The officer said witnesses reported the fire just before 2 p.m. Monday and said that an elderly man was slumped over behind the wheel of the flaming

Source: Jennifer Lopez deal with ‘Idol’ imminent

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NEW YORK — A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an “American Idol” judge says her return will be announced this week. The person said Monday that a deal is close to being signed with Lopez, who was an “Idol” judge for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The person wasn’t authorized to comment publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The person says Lopez decided to rejoin the show because its production schedule will allow her to spend more time with her children, 5-year-old twins Emme and Max. Lopez will join returning judge Keith Urban and a third person who hasn’t been announced. Fox has declined to comment on whether Lopez is joining “American Idol” and did not immediately respond to another request for comment Monday. Lopez’s agent did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

car. Passers-by stopped to help the man, whom police and fire officials identified as Van Dyke. Arlene Van Dyke posted a video online that showed her husband speaking with police officers and the remains of his burned-out car. IBP/File Photo

A car passed X-Ray equipment owned by Bali’s police department. The sophisticated X-Ray security device donated by Bali provincial government to Bali Police could not be operated on a daily basis but at any time because the Bali Police lacked of operational costs.

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Provincial government should help operational budget of X-ray Bali Post

DENPASAR - The sophisticated X-Ray security device donated by Bali provincial government to Bali Police could not be operated on a daily basis but at any time because the Bali Police lacked of operational costs. A number of legislators in the Bali House deplored it because the security of Bali was at stake. On that account, the House hoped the Bali Police to immediately submit the operating budget

proposal to Bali government and the House was ready to struggle for it. “Regarding the shortage of operating cost, we ask the provincial government to assist the Bali

Police. If the X-Ray device is only installed at particular moment will be very risky for the safety of Bali,” said the members of Commission I of the Bali House Cok Budi Suryawan (CBS) and Kadek Nuartana in Denpasar, Monday (Aug 19). CBS said that security of Bali was non-negotiable because the region became the world’s tourist destination and venue of international events, especially ahead of the APEC Sum-

mit next October. Therefore, 2 units of X-ray security device financed by the Bali Regional Budget worth nearly IDR 60 billion should be optimized and permanently installed at the entrances such as Padangbai and Gilimanuk Harbor, not only installed at certain moments like this time. If the Bali Police indeed lacked of the operational cost, this Golkar Party politician then added that the House agreed to the additional budget for

the operation of the X-Ray device from Bali government. “If the XRay device is not used every day, it will be risky for the security of Bali. The security of Bali may collapse when it is not installed. So, do not be half-hearted. When lacking of the operational budget, the provincial government must prepare and we are in the House ready to agree,” said the politician from Gianyar.

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Kingpin of sanctified effigy theft case arrested Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Hard work of Klungkung Police to uncover a series of case related to sanctified effigies (pratima) began to find a clue. After a lengthy investigation, police successfully arrested Abdul Razak, 48, one of the kingpins behind the theft of sanctified effigies in Klungkung. The success of Klungkung Police was inseparable from the support of the Sukasada Police, Buleleng, where the culprit was arrested together in a boarding house owned by Ketut Sandi at Pesinggahan Village, Dawan, Wednesday (Aug 14). Spokesperson of Klungkung Police, I Made Sudanta, said on Monday the culprit was initially arrested together because he was put on the wanted list (DPO) of Sukasada Police, Buleleng, in the case of special theft at the beginning of 2013. However, after developing the case, the culprit was also involved in the theft case of sanctified effigies in nine temples in Klungkung. This laborer from Pancoran hamlet, Panji Anom village, Sukasada, was finally taken directly to the Bali Police. After the arrest, Sudanta said that police instantly inspected the boarding

house of the culprit. Police immediately seized personal items having been purchased from the results of sanctified effigy theft like a crow, blue diary, bill of clove sale, trousers, black cabinets, fans, eleven pieces of clothes, five shorts, gloves, black staples, underwear, slippers, hats, memory card up to a screwdriver and key. Aside from Adbul Razak, police also seized her girl friend, Jumatin, 33, where her boarding house was incidentally adjacent to that of the culprit at Pesinggahan village. Apparently Jumatin was alleged to play a role as

the fence of stolen goods by Abdul Razak. After seizing the Jumatin’s room, police found some evidences in the form two betel nut pistons made of brass, two silver rings, a small gem, 50 pieces of suspected perforated coins alleged to have been stolen by Razak, two dagger hilts alleged to have been stolen in Tabanan, a fan, a cupboard allegedly purchased from the sale of gold from the theft of sanctified effigies in the Dalem Silaadri Temple. Then, the results of stolen sanctified effigies in the Siladri Temple were also alleged to have

been used to buy shirts and pants for Jumatin. Police also found the mercury jerrycan owned by Razak, a handful of tamarind paste (used to purify gold), cellular phone as well as yarn and raffia rope. Sudanta said that other than capturing Abdul Razak and Jumatin, police then searched for the other fugitives, namely four friends of Abdul Razak with initials HM, MF, MFU and AR. Meanwhile, another was the boss of Abdul Razak with initials PI. “From the arrest of Abdul Razak and Jumatin alias Titin, police are still investigating further in the Bali Police in order to reveal the relationship to the other theft case occurred in Bali,” said Sudanta, Monday. Sanctified effigy theft was rife enough in Klungkung. A total of nine temples had been burglarized throughout 2013. Starting last March, the theft case of sanctified

effigy occurred in three temples at Pangi village, Dawan subdistrict. They were the Puseh, Pasek and the Kori Agung Tangkas Temple. In the following month, it happened to Sida Rahayu Temple, Sidayu village, Banjarangkan subdistrict. A similar case also occurred at Nyalian, Banjarangkan subdistrict on June 11. At Nyalian Village, three temples were targeted by the thief namely the Dalem Silaadri, Ulun Suwi, Puncak Sari and Melanting Temple. Finally, the theft of sanctified effigies occurred at Losan hamlet, Takmung village, Banjarangkan, namely in the Dalem and Puseh Temple. In the Puseh Temple, the thief could take away 13 stalks of gold flowers and 1,000 pieces of original perforated coins. Meanwhile, in the Dalem Temple the thief did not get anything because the sanctified effigies were stored outside the temple. (kmb31)

To end polemics on reclamation

Coastal residents asks governor to be decisive

Semarapura (Bali Post)—

The decision of Governor of Bali to revoke the Decree No.2138/02-C/HK/2012 on the Conferment of Permit and Rights for Utilization, Development and Management of Benoa Bay waters was positively welcomed by coastal communities in Klungkung County. However, the lack of certainty to completely close the reclamation plan resulted in another worry for them. They asked the Governor of Bali to act decisively and terminate the polemic on the Benoa Bay reclamation. Such demand was confirmed by Headman of Kusamba, Dawan, Klungkung, Ketut Winastra, Monday (Aug 19). According to him, if the decree was indeed revoked based on many aspirations and input from various elements of the community, both from the academia, NGOs, religious leaders and the Bali House, the governor should decisively end the polemics about the reclamation. Various elements of the society above had

repeatedly stated their rejection to the reclamation. Winastra said the decisive attitude of the governor could be indicated with certainty that the Benoa Bay reclamation plan had been absolutely closed. There should be no longer revision of the rules of law that opened the opportunity for reclamation through the making of Directive Regional Bylaw on Zoning System and the Bylaw on the Zoning of Coastal Areas and Small Islands. “There must be no longer reclamation plans and this polemic must be ended. The governor has to explicitly cancel the reclamation plan,” he said. Decision on the revocation of the decree, said Winastra, had not made his residents at Kusamba breathe freely whether the reclamation effort had been absolutely closed as the expectation of coastal communities in general. Residents of Kusamba mostly having livelihood as fishermen, salt farmers and porters at traditional crossing port also had

a determination like the residents of Tanjung Benoa to reject the Benoa Bay reclamation. Residents of Kusamba reasoned they had undergone the aftermath of reclamation on Serangan Island. Moreover, the acreage of reclamation plan reached 838 hectares. According to local residents, previously the Kusamba fishermen could moor three rows of traditional boat or jukung at the coastal area, but later they could only do for a single boat. So, if there was any reclamation, local people especially fishermen worried because there would be no location at Kusamba to moor their boats. Such worries were also expressed by the Head of the Segara Wisesa Fishermen Group of Kusamba, Dewa Gede Wira, last Monday. He also asked the governor to decisively stop the reclamation plan because it had been opposed by various groups in society. He argued the Benoa Bay reclamation would only provide environmental damage of volume

Tanjung benoa, the arae where reclamation is planned II for Kusamba residents because they were previously afflicted by the impact of environmental damage due to reclamation to Serangan Island. A total of 220 families at Kusamba worked as fishermen, 40 families as salt farmers and

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hundreds of others as porters in the traditional port of Kusamba. Most of them, said Dewa Wira, expected the leader of Bali to hear the aspirations of small communities and to end the polemic for the survival of Bali’s nature as a whole. (kmb31)

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KUTA - The Grand Istana Rama Hotel held various competitions to enliven the 68th anniversary of the Indonesia’s Independence Day. The event attended by staff and hotel guests looked familiar and full of togetherness. The competition held consisted of eating crackers, pouring water into a bottle with covered eyes, relay races using a spoon to move marbles, Pop Quiz – motion guess, beer drinking contest, and a contest to collect flags existing at the pool. At the night of August 17, 2013, the Grand Istana Rama presented the Red-and-White Cone in buffet style.

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Calendar Event for August 24 through September 28, 2013 24 Aug Purnama Sasih Kawulu & Tumpek Landep Pura Mutering Jagat Dalem Sidakarya Desa Adat Sidakarya Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel-Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Agung Pasek Tangguntiti Kaler Tabanan Pura Agung Pasek Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Kediri Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuninng Barat Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling -Sengguan Singapadu Pura Kawitan Wangbang Pinatih Peguyangan Singaraja Pura Bujangga Waisnawa Tegalcangkring Tabanan Pura Taman Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Penataran Pande Dalem Batur Jati Banjar Pandean Mengwi Pura Dalem Pingit Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang Pura Dadia Pasek Gelgel-Gobleg Desa Selat Sukasada Buleleng Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Pinatih Tulikup Banjar Menak Tulikup Gianyar Pura Penataran Pande Kusamba-Klungkung Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pamerajan Alit Ubud Pura Batur Arya “Warih Kepaon” Cengolo Sudimara Tabanan Pura Dalem Majapahit Banjar Denuma Kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Dalem batur Bangli Pura Buana Kawan Besakih Pura Ida Ratu Pasek Besakih Pura Dalem Suci Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem 25 Aug Hari Redite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar

28 Aug Buda Wage Ukir Pura Pejenengan Kawitan Arya Tauman Banjar Jelantik Kuri Batu Desa Tojan Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih (Alit) Besakih Pura Pasek bendesa Pasar Badung Legian Kuta Pura Gede Gunugn Agung D u k u h Munggu Badung Hyang Agung Pura Ibuwanasari Tegal Pura Puseh, Desa di Bebablang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Selat Kerobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Desa Sading Mengwi Badung Pemerajan Sareng Kangin Baleran Ubud 3 Sep Anggarkasih Kulantir Pura Penataran Tangkas Sukawati Pura Dalem Lagan Bebalang Bangli Pura Puseh Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Penulisan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Gaduh Sanding Pura Dalem Gandamayu Klungkung Pura Sang Hyang Tegal Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang 4 Sep Tilem Sasih Karo Banjar Pasek Tangkas Pasekan Kaler Tabanan Pura Gaduh Benoh Ubung Denpasar 8 Sep Redite Keliwon Tulu Pura Dalem Alas Harum Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kediri Tabanan 9 Sep Soma Umanis Tulu Pura Puseh Bale Agung Ubung Kupang Penebel Tabanan Pura Kawitan Sakula Gotra Pasung Grigih Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kaba kaba

Kediri Tabanan Pura Paibon Tangkas Kori Agung Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Pura Batu Medeg Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Penatih banjar saba 11 Sep Buda Pon Tulu Pura Catur Buana Sanding Tampaksiring 12 Sep Wrespati Wage Tolu Pura Peninjoan Besakih 18 Sep Buda Kliwon Gumbreg Pura Pasek Gelgel kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mambang Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Puseh, Desa Guwang Sukawati Pura Dalem Setra Batu Nanggul Desa Swana Nusa Penida Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Ketewel 19 Sep Purnama Sasih Ketiga Pura Gunung Sari Lombok Pura Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Kubu Karangasem Pura Pedharman Arya Telabah Besakih Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah Desa Batur kintamani Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Salahin Desa Suwat Gianyar 25 Sep Buda Paing Wariga Pura Pasek Gaduh Kayubihi Bangli 28 Sep Hari Tumpek Uduh Pura puseh, desa Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Desa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih

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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Ukraine weddings can bring sickness before health Associated Press Writer

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Development of international hospital may fail again this year Bali Post

DENPASAR - The development plan of international hospital (RSI) by Bali government continues to reap constraints. Even, the physical development of the RSI is at risk of being failed this year though it has had a building permit (IMB) from the Denpasar Municipality. The Head of the Bali Health Agency, Ketut Suarjaya, said if the winning bidder could not complete the physical work of the RSI in the remaining 4 months, the project automatically could not work this year.

RUZHYN, Ukraine — It was meant to be the happiest day of her life. Instead, Yulia Yukhimets’ wedding ended with her being rushed to the hospital, weak, pale and hooked to an IV — together with nearly 60 guests. “I have always wanted all of this, but look how it ended,” Yukhimets, 20, a slim and shy blonde, said from her hospital in the town of Ruzhyn, where she was taken in an ambulance from a nearby village this month. Every year, hundreds of Ukrainian newlyweds and their guests need medical treatment after suffering food poisoning at wedding banquets. They are victims of Ukraine’s cult of traditional big wedding hospitality, which calls for treating guests to more food than they can eat and the hosts can safely prepare. Most often, the poisonings take place because the home-made food at village weddings is not properly refrigerated while it is prepared in huge batches over several days. Many cultures favor big weddings, but a traditional Ukrainian village wedding is nothing short of a sacred ritual, bringing together the entire community at food-laden tables for song, dance and celebrations that last several days. Ethnographer Olena Shcherban says that in folk culture, a wedding is considered to be one of the three key events in a person’s life, along with birth and death, and is an occasion for the community to give its official blessing to the new family. “A wedding is not just anything,

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it’s a culmination of a relationship of members of a community,” Shcherban said. “This culmination must take place publically in front of the eyes of the entire village, of the entire small community that knows these people and that will legalize this relationship,” The very Ukrainian word for wedding — “vesillya” — is derived from the words “joy” and “rejoice.” And in popular belief, the bigger the party, the happier the marriage. So it was supposed to be at Yukhimets’ wedding. After registering their marriage in a civil ceremony, the wedding party headed for the first day of celebrations at the bride’s home in Nemyryntsi, a small village in central Ukraine, surrounded by corn and sunflower fields. A large tent went up in Yukhimets’ garden and about 150 guests sat down to toast the bride, a primary school teacher, and her groom, Oleksandr, 29, a mobile phones salesman. In line with tradition, the tent was covered with birch branches and a maroon carpet was hung behind the newlyweds’ table, decorated with an Orthodox Christian icon and a handembroidered towel. Yulia’s mother, Valentyna Hrabchak, was in charge of whipping up the once-in-a-lifetime event — one that local custom dictated should last

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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, patients take medical treatment in a hospital after food poisoning in the town of Ruzhyn, Ukraine. at least three days with a minimum of 35 dishes, not counting desserts. She slaughtered a home-grown pig two days before the wedding and summoned 20 girlfriends to help with preparations. Together they served up a colossal feast, all homemade: meat patties, pate, stuffed cabbage rolls, meat rolls, sausage,

salads, chicken wings, 12 round loaves of bread, fried steaks, smoked fish, pancakes, and much more. The food was delicious and the party was fun, complete with a lemoneating contest, traditional Ukrainian songs and a wedding dance. The next day, Yulia and Oleksxandr were wed in a church and the celebration moved

to the groom’s house. But already by the afternoon, many started feeling unwell. First, suspicion fell on men drinking too much “horilka,” or Ukrainian vodka. But after the bride, the guests and even the musicians suffered fever, stomach aches, vomiting and diarrhea, it became clear that something else was to blame.

New Zealand dairy faces new contamination problem

“With the remaining four months, if all the partners of the winning bidder cannot work on the project, it automatically cannot run and it must be started again,” said Suarjaya after a meeting with the Regional Secretary of Bali government and other components in the area of the Bali governor’s office, Renon. Further, Suarjaya said that to realize the construction of the RSI planned to cost IDR 198 billion was required a change in the collective agreement (MoU) between the executive and the legislative because the budgeting system applied in the previous MoU was a single year. Thus, it should be amended into multi years so the development could continue to completion. “If the RSI development cannot be completed in one fiscal year, it will automatically be resumed in the following fiscal years to the completion,” he said. This official from Buleleng further explained the amendment to the MoU should also be consulted to the Department of Home Affairs so as not to violate the rules. He was confident that the physical development expected to take 9 months could not be completed

in single fiscal year. Similarly, the partners would be unable to finish during that time. So, his party hoped the revision could be made in the regional budget amendment of this fiscal year 2013. “If it cannot be amended, the physical development of the RSI will fail again and again,” he affirmed. The failure of the RSI development would also automatically cause to repeat the tender implementation. Actually, after the building permit and principal permit had been issued, the winning bidder should have been announced. “The licensing, both the building permit and principle permit have been issued by the Denpasar Municipality. Similarly, the environmental impact analysis (Amdal) had also been issued by the Udayana University. Then, it was announced to the three winning bidder aspirants currently entering into the objection period. The tender process was once delayed because the building permit has not been issued,” he said. He mentioned the winning bidder would be announced. The question was that whether the winning bidder could accomplish the project within the remaining four-month period. “If

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A woman carries a child past powdered milk products including cans of Dumex infant formula already inspected and deemed to be from a safe batch at a supermarket in Beijing, China, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.

the partner does not want, it means that we fail and have to repeat it again in 2014,” he concluded. Meanwhile, if the RSI physical development failed in 2013 and the tender would be repeated next year, it meant the price was ascertained to increase. Chairman of Commission III of the Bali House, IGM Suryanta Putra, when met at the Bali Parliamentary Hall said the budget system in single year for major projects would certainly

result in a problem. In many cases, the development by single budgeting system could not be implemented. The politician familiarly called Sena added that in the future the major projects should use the multi-year system. With such a system, a project that could not be completed in single fiscal year could be resumed in the following years. According to this PDI-P politician, continuation of the previous project

would not need a new tender. The winning bidder from the beginning should continue the project to complete and signed the contract agreement from the beginning of the project approval until the deadline as specified in the contract. “There should be no price increase amidst the ongoing contract. Everything has been agreed when signing the contract and the project applies the multi-year budgeting system,” said the politician from Tabanan. (kmb29)

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According to him, from the existing data, the export value of Bali handicrafts during January-May 2013 reached USD 90.8 million. This figure had increased by 1.28 percent compared to the same period last year which only reached USD 89.7 million. “But the increase in numbers was also followed by a growing number of the SMEs in Bali. This is the reason why many SMEs complained about the deserted orders from overseas,” he added. Decline in the handicraft export from Bali was also recognized by one of the wood craftsmen from Ubud, Gusti Adi Supriya. According to him, since some time ago the business he initiated from tens of years ago lacked of orders. The shortage of order was caused by the decrease in the purchasing power of consumers, especially in the European and American countries.

“We indeed receive some orders from outside buyers, but the numbers continue to decline each month. It makes us overwhelmed because we have to cover the cost of production,” he said. As had been known, 24.5 percent of the total export of wooden statue handicraft and souvenirs of Bali could penetrate the U.S. market in the period of January-May 2013. Other than the United States, the biggest markets of Balinese handicraft were Japan absorbing 7.09 percent of the total exports, Australia (5.46 percent), Singapore (1.18 percent), China (1.66 percent), Hong Kong (0.22 percent) and France (3.04 percent). The Bali handicraft products were also in demand by the other markets such as the Netherlands (2.43 percent), England (4.20 percent), Germany (4.17 percent) and the remaining 46.10 percent was the market of the other countries. (kmb27)

Souvenir makers lack of orders

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s dairy industry faces another contamination problem following a recent botulism scare. The Westland Milk Products company said Monday that some of the lactoferrin powder it exported to China was found to have high levels of nitrate. The company said all 390 kilograms (860 pounds) of contaminated product have been located and quarantined. Chief Executive Rod Quin said in a statement it appears that cleaning products containing nitrates were not properly flushed from its factory. He said the contamination didn’t pose a health risk because lactoferrin, an iron-binding protein used in food supplements, is a minor ingredient in the final products that are sold to consumers. New Zealand company Fonterra sparked a global recall of infant formula made with its ingredients this month after tests found a bacteria that can cause botulism.

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A man ride a bicycle passed the location of international hospital belong to provincial government. The development plan of international hospital (RSI) by Bali government continues to reap constraints.

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The pressure of world economic crisis does not only have an impact on the slowing down to the economic growth in many countries.

DENPASAR - The pressure of world economic crisis does not only have an impact on the slowing down to the economic growth in many countries. However, such condition also has an impact on the sluggish export market, primarily the souvenir export of Bali. Chairman of the Bali SME Forum, Wayan Suarembawa, said that the orders of wooden souvenir from the consumer countries such as the U.S. and European countries had showed a significant decrease since the beginning of this year. As a result, the SME sector development in Bali was also affected. “Non-conducive global economic condition has an impact on the export activity of Bali handicrafts. As a result, this sector may lose orders from the exporters,” said Wayan Suarembawa in Denpasar, Monday (Aug 19).


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Police continue to monitor security of Kerobokan Prison

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The current condition of Kerobokan Prison

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Mubarak casts shadow over US policy in Egypt Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — For the Obama administration, there’s a new wrinkle that could further complicate ties with post-coup Egypt: the possible release of the country’s jailed former leader, Hosni Mubarak. For nearly three decades, the U.S. propped up Mubarak and the Egyptian military with financial and military support. In exchange, Egypt helped protect U.S. interests in the region, including a peace treaty with Israel.

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But that long and tangled relationship is now casting a shadow over the Obama administration as it grapples for a coherent Egypt policy following the ouster of Mubarak’s democratically elected successor, Mohammed Morsi. The U.S. has refused to call Morsi’s ouster a coup — a step that would require President Barack Obama to suspend $1.3 billion in annual military aid. Amid the tumult of Morsi’s ouster, Egyptian judicial officials announced Monday that Mubarak could be released from jail later this week. The White House refused to take a position on the status of its former partner, saying it would be inappropriate to comment on a legal matter. “President Mubarak is part of an ongoing Egyptian legal process right now,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. “And because that is a process that is internal to Egypt, it’s not something that I’m in a position to comment on from here.” Mubarak’s release likely would deepen the anger among

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White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest answers questions during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug., 19, 2013.

Morsi’s supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political movement that was illegal under Mubarak. Morsi, who was removed from power by the military last month, is also in custody. He is being held at an undisclosed location and is facing allegations that he conspired with the Palestinian militant Hamas group to escape from prison in 2011. On Monday, prosecutors also ordered his detention for 15 days in connection with allegations that he conspired to kill and torture protesters during mass demonstrations by the opposition outside his presidential palace in December 2012. The White House has called for Morsi’s release. Earnest on Monday said the detention was “politically motivated” and “not in line with the human rights standards that we expect other governments to uphold.” It’s possible that Egyptian officials could keep Mubarak in custody given that the chaos that could result from his release would pose huge risks for the military-backed government. The 85year-old has been in detention since April 2011 and was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for his failure to stop the killing of some 900 protesters during the revolution that forced him from office. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Denpasar (Bali Post)— After the riot at Labuan Ruku Prison kindled by the issue of remissions, Bali Police immediately took anticipative measures. Police officers made coordination with the Kerobokan Prison to know about the latest situation. Additionally, police also contin-

ued to monitor the security situation in the largest prison in Bali. It was disclosed by Spokesperson of Bali Police, Hariadi, Monday

Left thigh of vessel crew snapped by shark

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Unfortunate fate afflicted Ahdin, 30, a resident living at Jalan Ikan Tuna Barat No.2 Benoa, working as a fishing vessel crew. When working to catch tuna in the waters of Maluku, his left thigh was snapped by a shark. Met in Emergency Room of Sanglah Hospital, Ahdin said the incident took place on Friday (Aug 16) when he captured tuna. Incidentally, their net captured a small shark. When he was about to release the shark from the net, it suddenly attacked him and snapped his left thigh. “Although the shark was small, but it has big mouth. The bite wound was deep and wide,” he said. His left thigh flesh was partially lost due to the shark bite. Ahdin was then taken to Kupang Hospital for treatment. Due to wide and deep wound, Ahdin had to undergo a 36-level stitching. “But after that, my wound got infection, so that I was referred to Sanglah Hospital,” he said. He arrived at Sanglah Hospital around 2:00 p.m. on Monday (Aug 19) and until Monday he was still undergoing a treatment. (san)

(Aug 19). Hariadi said there was no increase in the security related to riots in the Labuan Ruku Prison few days ago. Although the situation of the prison was conducive, his party remained to monitor and make coordination. “There is no improvement in the secu-

rity measure in prison, but we continue to monitor the situation. Hopefully, there will be no riots and the security in the prison is well maintained,” he said at the Bali Police. Previously, the Chief of Bali Police, Arif Wachyunadi, had instructed the Badung Police to

conduct a simulation as an anticipative measure. In case of a riot, police, the prison and related institutions could have known to take anticipative measures. “Some time ago, Chief of Bali Police ordered to make simulation,” he explained. (kmb21)

Rupiah weakens, money changers reap profits Kindle growth up to 20 percent

Mangupura (Bali Post)— Entrepreneurs of money changer reaped great profits with the weakening of the rupiah. Fluctuation in the exchange rate against the U.S. dollar tending to weaken encouraged the performance of money changer business this year with the growth of 15-20 percent. Bank Indonesia noted the value of rupiah against the U.S. dollar until August 19, 2013 reached IDR 10.503 per U.S. dollar compared to the beginning of July 2013, reaching IDR 9,984 per U.S. dollar. Chairman of the Bali Regional Executive of Foreign Exchange Traders Association (APVA), Ayu Astuti D, said the weakening rupiah made the money changer businesspeople hold their dollar to increase margins. “The trend to hold dollar is carried out in order to get a higher margin. The money changer businessmen with large capital and an analysis apply the strategy like this,” said Ayu Astuti D., Sunday (Aug 18).

According to her, the exchange rate surpassing IDR 10,000 per U.S. dollar in recent months was taken advantage by the money changers. They learned about the trend on the strength of dollar against the rupiah so that it was extremely difficult to penetrate the rate below IDR 10,000. “The trend is studied by the money changer business. Approximately 121 members of the APVA are operating in Bali. They have experience regarding the strengthening and weakening trend of the rupiah against the dollar,” she said. She described that in the high fluctuating exchange rate at present, the money changer business usually set a rather wide exchange rate range. For example, in normal condition the exchange rate for selling and buying was around 20-50 basis points, while in high vulnerable fluctuation the buying and selling could reach 100 basis points. This effort aimed to minimize the risk of loss. “Other than fluctuations in the exchange rate, the encouraging moment

for the money changer business is the increasing number of tourist arrival in Bali,” she said. Despite enjoying the blessings of the weakening rupiah, her party was still bothered by the operation of illegal money changer companies. They also urged the law enforcement agencies to immediately discipline them. “The existence of illegal money changer is very detrimental to us and our customers because they sometimes defraud by reducing the exchange rate of the money,” he said. The entrepreneurs belonging to the members of the APVA Bali judged the proliferation occurred because the policing carried out by relevant agencies could not provide a deterrent effect for the illegal employers. It was feared the action of delinquent money changers would have an impact on the official and licensed money changers. Not only that, their fraudulent action would also damage the image of tourism in Bali. (kmb27)

Monsoon rains swamp half of Muslim Rohingya Philippine capital, killing seven asylum seekers escape Thai detention center Reuters

normal rainfall fell in one day. Several flights were cancelled. MANILA - Monsoon rains reinforced by a The weather bureau kept a “red” rainfall warntropical storm flooded half the Philippine capital ing over Manila, its highest alert, for most of in just 24 hours, triggering landslides and killing Tuesday morning, adding severe floods and more at least seven people, officials said on Tuesday. heavy-to-torrential rain was expected over the city At least 40,000 people sought shelter in govern- and surrounding provinces. ment evacuation centers across the main island of The southwest monsoon, which lasts from Luzon and more than double that number moved June to September, was intensified by an almost to relatives’ or friends’ homes for safety as schools stationary tropical storm and a low-pressure area and government offices shut for a second day. northeast of the northern Philippine province of Financial markets suspended trading and most Batanes. banks and private firms were closed as a month’s Tropical storm Trami, with maximum winds of 95 kmph near the center and gusts of up to 120 kmph, was expected to move towards northern Taiwan later this week. Monsoon rains in the Philippines have grown fiercer in recent years, with last year’s deadliest monsoon, also in August, submerging the capital and nearby areas, killing more than 50 people and forcing about 270,000 to seek safer ground. About 20 typhoons hit the Southeast Asian AP Photo/Aaron Favila country each year, ofFilipinos wade through a flooded street at the financial district of Makati, ten bringing death and south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. destruction.

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BANGKOK - A group of Muslim Rohingya asylum-seekers in southern Thailand escaped from an immigration detention center on Tuesday, highlighting the growing desperation of a stateless minority fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar. Rights activists are critical of the Thai government’s response to the influx of Rohingya and have urged the authorities not to deport the refugees back to Myanmar, where they face pervasive discrimination. The 87 escapees used blades to cut through iron bars and hacked at cement walls before disappearing into nearby rubber plantations, prompting a large search operation, said Suwit Chernsiri, police commander of the southern province of Songkla. “The men were detained for many months and tensions were high,” Suwit told Reuters. The jail break was the second after a group of 30 Rohingyas escaped from a Songkla police station earlier this month. More than 1,800 Rohingya who fled Myanmar by sea this past year are being detained across Thailand, often in overcrowded centers and shelters, and thousands more have been intercepted and pushed back out to sea by the Thai

authorities. Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country, says the Rohingya are Muslim migrants from Bangladesh. A 1982 Citizenship Act excluded Rohingya Muslims from a list of 135 designated ethnic groups, effectively rendering them stateless. Thailand also denies Rohingya citizenship and considers them illegal migrants. Bangladesh also does not recognize them. Many Rohingya hope to end up in neighboring Muslim-majority Malaysia where some have extended families but often fall prey to smugglers and traffickers in Thailand. A Reuters investigation found that Rohingya who fail to pay for their passage are handed over to traffickers, who sell some men into slavery on Thai fishing boats or force them to work as farmhands. Thailand’s navy denies its personnel are involved in smuggling and trafficking networks. The number of Rohingya boarding boats from Myanmar and neighboring Bangladesh reached 34,626 people from June 2012 to May of this year - more than four times the previous year, says the Arakan Project, an advocacy group that has studied Rohingya migration since 2006. Many have ended up in Thailand.


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Forex traders seek safety on growing Fed fears Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - The dollar fell against the yen on Tuesday but climbed against emerging market currencies as dealers bet the US Federal Reserve will soon begin winding down its vast stimulus programme. With eyes on the release Wednesday of minutes from the Fed’s most recent policy meeting, expectations are that its year-long bond-buying, which has helped fuel a global equity and forex rally, could be coming to an end. In late Asian trade the greenback bought 97.33 yen, against 97.56 yen in New York on Monday. The euro was quoted at $1.3336, against $1.3334 in New York, while the single currency was trading at 129.82 yen, from 130.09 yen. But the ore volatile currencies of developing countries were hit as investors shift into safer units ahead of the Fed’s possible tapering. The dollar rose to 63.69 Indian rupees, another record, while also buying 10,495 Indonesian rupiah, a four-year high, from 10,419 rupiah. The Thai baht was at a one-year low of 31.69 to the dollar, compared with 31.34. baht. The rupee is Asia’s worst-

performing major currency this year, falling 16 percent against the dollar since January as the Fed’s wind-down comes on top of mounting concerns about the state of India’s economy. “Weakness in the Indian rupee and Indonesian rupiah has been particularly pronounced following a continued sell-off in Indian government bonds and a much larger-than-expected Indonesian second-quarter current account deficit,” Barclays Capital said in a note to clients. The Fed’s $85-billion-a-month easing policy saw a flood of cash into developing economies when it was launched last year as dealers sought out places with higher interest rates for better returns on their investments than in the West. However, with the US economy showing signs of improvement, market-watchers say the central bank will likely slow down its bond-buying, which in turn will lead to higher rates and home and a repatriation of the money from emerging markets.

JPMorgan faces new energy-related probe Agence France-Presse

NEW YORK CITY - US authorities are probing whether banking giant JPMorgan Chase manipulated US energy markets, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The newspaper, citing unnamed sources, said the Justice Department recently decided to take a closer look at the bank’s energy practices as it was wrapping up a $410 million settlement linked to allegations it had manipulated power prices in California and the Midwest. The Journal said it was un-

clear whether the investigation is civil or criminal and noted that its sources warned the probe was still in its early stages. The newspaper quoted a JPMorgan spokesman as saying that “we’re working hard to remediate controls issues, strengthen business practices and address regulatory concerns.” JPMorgan faces a series of legal woes. Just last week, the US charged a pair of former traders with fraud in connection with the 2012 $6.2 billion “London whale” trading losses.

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Hyundai labor union to strike for 4 hours

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SEOUL — Hyundai’s labor union said 46,000 workers will stage a four-hour strike over two days this week as the union increases pressure on the automaker for higher wages and benefits. Union spokesman Kwon Oh-il said Tuesday that talks with Hyundai Motor Co. management had made little progress. The union demanded increased wages and benefits during three months of annual negotiations. But the talks collapsed, and the union voted to strike for a second time in two years. Labor strife has dragged down earnings at Hyundai and its Kia affiliate after unions elected

hard-line leaders. Earlier this year, Hyundai workers refused to work overtime for three weeks. That resulted in lost output of 83,000 vehicles worth 1.7 trillion won ($1.5 billion), according to the company. In 2012, the maker of the Elantra and Santa Fe estimated it lost production of 82,000 vehicles worth 1.7 trillion won due to 92 hours of walkouts. Another round of talks with Hyundai Motor Co. management is scheduled for Thursday. Kwon said there is almost no chance of a breakthrough. Hyundai estimated it would lose production of about 2,100 vehicles worth 43.5 billion won ($39 million) from the union’s

four hour strike and refusal to work overtime. The union wants workers to get improved benefits, including 10 million won ($8,900) support to help children of unionized workers seek jobs if they don’t go to college, a 130,000 won ($116) increase in monthly base income, bigger bonuses and full reimbursement of medical expenses if workers are diagnosed with cancer. Hyundai said last week that many of the union’s demands were hard to accept. The labor union at Kia Motors Corp. is planning similar industrial action. Kia workers will determine how many hours they will walk out later Tuesday.

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Dollar fluctuates, fish export value down 3.39 percent Bali Post

DENPASAR - The volume of fish catch in Bali during the first half of 2013 increased by 3,466 tons compared to the same period last year with the volume of shipment reaching 2,395.35 tons. Though the export volume increased, the value of export decreased 3.39 percent. The Head of Bali Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Made Gunaja, said that in the first half of 2013 the value of Bali fish export reached USD 12,206,755.49, down 3.39 percent compared to the same period last year namely USD 12,635,674.33 or reached 3,466 tons. “The fluctuation of dollar exchange rate indeed affects the

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Workers of Hyundai Motor shout slogans during a rally at Hyundai Motor Co. plant in Ulsan, south of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Hyundai’s labor union said 46,000 workers will stage a fourhour strike over two days this week as the union increases pressure on the automaker for higher wages and benefits.

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value of exports, so that although the volume increases, the value decreases. But overall, in the first half rose by 42.27 percent compared to the same period last year,” said Made Gunaja in Denpasar, Monday (Aug 19). He said the decline also occurred in the export volume of tuna and canned fish with the decline rate of 83 percent (tuna) and 46 percent

(canned fish). All this time, Bali met the needs of some export destination countries such as China, the United States, Japan, Middle East and the European Union. “So far, the largest volume of canned fish export was to the Middle East and Africa, and then the export averagely decline,” he said. Besides, he also explained that other than fish and canned tuna,

another marine commodity that could be captured in the waters of Bali, namely sea squid, was also exported. In the first half of 2013, it recorded a huge increase and reached 1,161.06 tons, an increase of 43.29 percent compared to the same period last year which only reached 26.21 tons. “The increase in the export certainly has an impact on the export value of squid commodity reaching USD 48,262 in 2012 and this year reaches USD 1,868,265. The increased export of squid from Bali to the total value of marine exports

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gives the addition of 15.25 percent,” he said. The Bali Fisheries and Maritime Affairs had made several attempts to increase the export value of fish by facilitating fishermen in order their catch and the handling remained qualified such as by providing them with cool box and vessel cooler. “We also promote the export requirements of the buying countries to fishermen and the exporters of fishery products through regulatory approach and quality approach, in addition to regular promotion held every year,” he said. (kmb27)

Beautifully Situated in Pristine Forest

TABANAN - Dubbed as the rice barn of Bali, Tabanan has a myriad temples related to subak and prosperity. One of them is the universal temple known as Pucak Bukit Puun temple located at Soka customary village, Senganan, Penebel, Tabanan. As the name implies, the temple is located on the mountaintop. To achieve the temple, it is required a hard struggle because the pathway leading to location is new and steep, so that vehicle is unable to reach out the temple. Therefore, pilgrims should walk about for 2 hours. The pathway to the temple is quite beautiful and within a pristine forest. The Pucak Bukit Puun perches right on the mountain top. Its location is almost adjacent to Lake Tamblingan. On that account, this temple has the meaning of prosperity for farmers. Chronicle regarding the temple has not been found. But based on the stories of local residents, the Bukit Puun (in Balinese language) means ‘the burning peak’ conveying if the hilltop was once totally burned out. Since then, the peak was known as Bukit Puun. This peak is closely related to Pucak Adeng located next to it. It is said, the charcoal or adeng (Balinese) from the top of the burning peak was thrown up onto the Adeng Hill. Thus, it was then called Pucak Adeng. The Pucak Bukit Puun is believed to be a symbol of prosperity. On that account, it becomes a sanctum for farmers to ask for blessing of salvation. According to word-to-mouth stories, when the subak territory in Tabanan Kingdom was attacked by diseases, farmers should come to Pucak Bukit Puun temple to invoke purificatory holy water. “If the attack was turning more serious, it could be got rid of after the subak board came to pray to the temple,” said a senior figure of Soka village,

Nyoman Sirta, accompanied by the temple priest, Jero Mangku Wayan Arsana. The Pucak Puun temple is also associated with the Ulun Danu Tamblingan and Ulun Siwi Batu Lumbang equally representing the prosperity of subak. Pujawali or anniversary of the Pucak Bukit Puun falls every full moon of the eighth month in Balinese calendar (around February). Interestingly, it coincides with the monsoon. Since it is difficult to reach the temple site, the anniversary ritual is usually centered in the IBP/File Photo

representative at Kahyangan Desa temple in the form of seven-tiered meru shrine. “By and large, we just assigned the representatives to come to the temple on hilltop due to the difficulty of terrain,” said Sirta. However, since the past few weeks, the pathway to the hilltop has been widened. Thus, people can easily reach the temple though it has to be covered on foot. Opening of this new pathway was also marked with the discovery of ancient shrine believed to be the central shrine of the Pucak Bukit Puun temple.

Dubbed as the rice barn of Bali, Tabanan has a myriad temples related to subak and prosperity. One of them is the universal temple known as Pucak Bukit Puun temple located at Soka customary village, Senganan, Penebel, Tabanan.

According to story, the deity venerated in the temple was from Semeru, Lumajang, East Java. The figure was deliberately assigned to Tabanan to assist the government of Tabanan when holding melasti procession to the sea. “It was said when the deity of Pucak Bukit Puun has not yet arrived, the sea water will not recede,” he explained. Until now, the ritual of presenting the deity of Pucak Bukit Puun is always held when organizing a melasti procession. On that account, the patron of Pucak Bukit Puun temple is the king of Tabanan. According to story,

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the son of deity on Pucak Bukit Puun married the daughter of the deity at Tanah Lot. The Pucak Bukit Puun temple has a number of shrines. One of them is the principal shrine namely the two-tiered meru shrine used to venerate Nyoman Bagus Aeng. With the discovery of ancient shrine recently, the number of shrine increased. As planned, the temple area will be expanded and made more permanent. Thus, all pilgrims will be able to come and say prayers by their vehicle. (udi)


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San Diego mayor in sex harassment settlement talks

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SAN DIEGO - Settlement talks in the sexual harassment lawsuit against Mayor Bob Filner are underway as petitions circulate to recall the former congressman who has been besieged by allegations from more than a dozen women. Attorney Gloria Allred announced Monday evening that she and her client, Irene McCormack Jackson, spent the day in mediation at a downtown office building, where Filner was spotted by a TV crew entering earlier in the day. Allred wouldn’t say whether Filner’s resignation was discussed nor whether the mayor was present. She said the mediator, former federal judge J. Lawrence Irving, asked that no one make comments while talks continued. Filner is facing a recall effort prompted by the cascade of sexual harassment allegations that also led the entire City Council and many leading Democrats to call for him to step down, including U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. Filner has vowed to remain the leader of the nation’s eighth-largest city and said he would return to work Monday after completing an intensive twoweek therapy program. His lawyers said he also spent one week in outpatient counseling. Before going into therapy, Filner vowed when he returned that his “focus will be on making sure that I am doing right by the city in terms of being the best mayor I can be.” AP Photo/AIR PHOTO SERVICE, FILE

FILE - In this March 24, 2011 aerial photo taken by small unmanned drone and released by AIR PHOTO SERVICE, the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From top to bottom, Unit 1 through Unit 4.

300-ton water leak from tank at Japan nuke plant Associated Press Writer

TOKYO - The operator of Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant said Tuesday that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there - its worst leak yet from such a vessel. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the contaminated water leaked from a steel storage tank at the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. TEPCO hasn’t figured out how or where the water leaked, but suspects it did so through a seam on the tank or a valve connected to a gutter around the tank. TEPCO said that because the tank is about 100 meters (330 feet) from the coastline, the leak does not pose an immediate threat to the sea. But Hideka Morimoto, a spokesman for Japan’s nuclear watchdog, the Nuclear Regulation Authority, said water could reach the sea via a drain gutter. Four other tanks of the same design have had similar leaks since last year. The incidents have shaken confidence in the reliability of hundreds of tanks

that are crucial for storing what has been a never-ending flow of contaminated water. “We are extremely concerned,” Morimoto told reporters. He urged TEPCO to quickly determine the cause of the leak and its possible effect on water management plans. TEPCO spokesman Masayuki Ono said the leaked water seeped into the ground after largely escaping piles of sandbags added to a concrete barrier around the tank. Workers were pumping out the puddle and the remaining water in the tank and will transfer it to other containers, in a desperate effort to prevent it from escaping into the sea ahead of heavy rain predicted later in the day around Fukushima. By Tuesday afternoon they had captured only about 4 tons of the 300, Ono said.

The water’s radiation level, measured about 50 centimeters (2 feet) above the puddle, is about 100 millisieverts per hour - five times the annual exposure limit for plant workers, Ono said. The plant suffered multiple meltdowns following Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Hundreds of tanks were built around the plant to store massive amounts of contaminated water coming from the three melted reactors, as well as underground water running into reactor and turbine basements. Aside from the tanks, contaminated water that TEPCO has been unable to contain continues to enter the Pacific Ocean at a rate of hundreds of tons per day. Much of that is ground water that has mixed with untreated radioactive water at the plant.

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Besides, CBS also stated the existing device was not enough to maintain the security of Bali so that in the future should be attempted the procurement of the more sophisticated safety devices. Similar opinion was delivered by the member of Commission I of the Bali House, Kadek Nuartana. “Bali Police must make coordination and propose the budget to the Bali government. The use of X-Ray device must be optimized so that it is not only installed on certain conditions by reason of lacking of operational cost. This makes no sense,” he said. He accused there was something wrong in the realization and the use of the X-Ray device. Since the beginning, the House wanted it could be installed permanently and every day at the entrance of Bali. In fact, the device was not installed at Padangbai and Gilimanuk and only installed at certain times. Moreover, from the beginning there was no transparency in the procurement of the equipment because there was no presentation of the winning bidder to the House regarding the specification of the device. “We worry this X-Ray is frequently moved here and there, so it will be easily damaged because the House has asked from the beginning to install it permanently. We also would like to know the specifications,” said the politician of PKPI from Karangasem. Previously, the Chief of Bali Police, Arif Wachyunadi, said the sophisticated devices were not installed permanently at the Bali’s two entrances. Since the operational budget was inappropriate so the installation was rare or at particular occasion only. “If there is a threat or any increasing activities, we will install it (X-ray). So, it’s installed just any time,” said Bali Police Chief after attending the celebration of the 68th anniversary of the Independence Day at Renon some time ago. According to the two-star general, the installation on daily basis could not be done due to the problem of operating budget. If the budget was sufficient, he added, the X-ray security device could be installed every day. He said the operating budget of the X-ray was quite large. His party was still calculating the budget. As an illustration, each X-ray consumed a total of 200 liters of DEX diesel fuel with the price at IDR 12,000 per liter. Then, when it was installed a year would totally need IDR 860 million for each device. “If the budget can cover the daily operation, we will install it every day,” he said. When asked where the operational budget would be pursued, he said it could be financed by state budget or Bali regional budget. He promised that in the near future he would propose the assistance to Bali provincial government so that the operational budget could be allocated for the operation of the X-Ray. “Later (the proposal of the operating budget for X-Ray—Ed), we will propose it to the government,” he concluded. Spokesperson of the Bali Police, Hariadi, accompanying the Chief of Bali Police added that the X-ray device had actually been installed ahead and after the Ketupat Operation, namely before and after the Eid some time ago. According to him, it would also be installed ahead of the APEC Summit on early October. “Obviously, it has already been installed and could operate properly. So, there is no problem,” said Hariadi. (kmb29)

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INDONESIA Stocks extend losses on US Fed fears

Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesian stocks plummeted for a second straight day on Tuesday and the rupiah sank as investors pull money out of emerging markets on concerns the US will soon wind down its stimulus programme. The sell-off comes as traders also grow increasingly worried about the deteriorating state of the Indonesian economy, putting pressure on the country’s central bank. The Jakarta Composite Index

sank 5.50 percent at one point in afternoon trade, adding to the previous day’s 5.58 percent slide. It later picked up slightly to sit 4.50 percent lower. The losses put the index in bear market territory, having fallen more than 20 per-

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portunity to further foster cooperation and build momentum in what is indisputably a regional problem”. As the main transit hub for asylum-seekers trying to reach Australia, Indonesia offered to host the one-day conference when President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono held talks with Rudd last month. The Indonesian foreign ministry said the talks were expected to produce “concrete measures as well as a shared commitment among countries of origin, transit and destination”. But as the delegates met, officials said an asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 people had begun sinking north of the Australian territory of Christmas Island and a rescue operation was under way. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said it received a request for assistance on Tuesday morning and a navy ship had responded. The boatpeople issue is a key battleground at the Australian elections, and Rudd’s new plan is an effort to win back ground from the conservative, Tony Abbottled opposition, favourites to win the September 7 polls. The tiny pacific island of Nauru has also agreed to join Rudd’s so-called Papua New Guinea Solution. Asylum-seekers are a deeply sensitive issue in Australia as numbers increase, with more than 18,000 arriving so far in 2013, according to official figures.

Australian ministers in Indonesia for boatpeople talks

JAKARTA - Australian ministers participated in regional talks on people-smuggling in Indonesia Tuesday as an asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 people was sinking off Christmas Island, highlighting the urgency of stemming the flood of would-be refugees. Less than three weeks before Australians go to the polls, Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Immigration Minister Tony Burke met ministers and senior officials from 13 other countries in Jakarta in a fresh bid to tackle an issue that will loom large at the election. The talks come after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Labor party last month unveiled a new policy that will see boatpeople arriving in Australia sent to Papua New Guinea for processing and resettlement even if they are genuine refugees. Among those represented in Jakarta are Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, the home countries of many asylum-seekers who arrive in Australia after perilous sea journeys. However, no delegates from Iran attended the conference despite being the country that sends most asylum-seekers to Australia. “We will address an issue that I know is of concern for all of us,” Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told delegates at the opening of the talks. Ahead of the meeting, Burke said the conference was “an op-

cent since it peaked in May. In afternoon trade, the rupiah hit a four-year low of 10,419 to the dollar. Foreign investors are fleeing Indonesia and other emerging markets as expectations grow that the US Federal Reserve will announce a draw-down of its $85-billion-amonth bond-buying scheme at a policy meeting next month. The easy money policy unveiled by the Fed in September has been credited with fuelling a global equity and currency

rally over the past year as traders sought out better returns in developing economies. However, with the United States showing signs of strength the general feeling is that the Fed will start to pull the plug, leading investors to return to the US, where the dollar and equities look like a better and safer bet. Stock markets in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur have also suffered sell-offs, while the Indian rupee hit another record low against the dollar on Tuesday.

Foreign investors in Indonesia are also worried about the country’s economic prospects, as it suffers from slowing growth, high inflation and a widening current account deficit. Bank Indonesia said Friday that the current account deficit widened to $9.8 billion in the second quarter of the year as imports rose and demand for exports fell. Growth slipped to 5.81 percent in the second quarter, the first time it has come in below six percent since 2010.

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Indonesian Muslims display a poster during a rally calling for an end to the violence used against supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Egypt, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.

Hundreds protest over deadly Egypt violence

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JAKARTA - Hundreds of Indonesian Muslims demonstrated in support of Egypt’s Islamists Monday after days of clashes with security forces there that left almost 800 people dead. Egypt’s army-installed authorities last week launched an offensive to clear protest camps filled with the Islamists who are loyal to Mohamed Morsi, ousted as president last month. The assault sparked days of deadly clashes between Islamist protesters and security forces in Cairo, Alexandria and elsewhere. About 1,000 demonstrators gathered at the

landmark Hotel Indonesia roundabout in the centre of Jakarta before marching to the Egyptian embassy, police said. The protesters, who included many women wearing Muslim headscarves, brandished banners reading “Stop Killing Egyptians” and gruesome photographs of victims of the violence. “Save Egypt, their blood is our blood too. Stop killing our brothers and sisters!” a protester shouted through a microphone while the crowd responded by shouting “God is Great” in Arabic. Indonesia is the country with the world’s biggest Muslim population and events in the Middle East often spark protests.


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ULUWATU - On the west end of Bukit peninsula, there is a Sad Kayangan Temple as the pillars of nine directions called Uluwatu Temple. The temple is built on the coral leading to the ocean with a breathtaking view especially during the sunset. Uluwatu Temple was used and the place to worship the holy priest named Empu Kuturan who came in the 11th century. He was the one who promoted the customary village and all of the rules. The temple was also used by the next holy priest Dang Hyang Nirartha who came to Bali in 1550 and ending his spiritual journey by uniting with God or Moksa or Ngeluhur in the temple. Then, it was taken to add the name of the temple and become Luhur Uluwatu Temple.

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Thai badminton star sets off to smashing success Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK — Behind the pink braces, a pony tail and a sweet smile lies a fierce, competitive side of Ratchanok Inthanon. It’s this side that powers the kind of smash that could send the shuttlecock piercing through the air at more than 200 kph (124 mph). The Thai teenager last week became the youngest-ever badminton world champion, and the first Thai player to win a world title. It’s the latest in a line of badminton firsts for Ratchanok, who has been playing the sport for almost as long as she can remember. Born in Thailand’s poor northeast in 1995 to a pair of factory workers, Ratchanok — known among Thais as “May” — spent her early years next to furnaces in a confectionary factory in Bangkok’s western outskirts. After school, she would run around the factory while her parents were busy scooping golden-color traditional Thai desserts from gigantic brass pans. To divert her attention from the boiling syrup and to keep her safe from

cooking hazards, Kamala Thongkorn — the factory owner who was also her godmother — introduced Ratchanok to badminton at the age of five. Ratchanok studied the basics of the game for months before she got to hold the racket, and then had to wait for older kids to finish their daily practice before she could go on to the court. Two years later, Ratchanok competed in a national championship and won her first trophy at the age of seven. She proceeded to win the same tournament for three consecutive years. Taking her experience to the international arena, Ratchanok became the youngest-ever champion at the Badminton World Federation’s World Junior Championships at age 14 in

2009, when she won the first of her three consecutive titles. That was just the entree for a senior professional career which already has netted her a world title at the age of 18. After more than a decade of arduous training, Ratchanok knows that it takes a lot more than luck to reach the top. “I think it was diligence, rigorous practice routines and the courage to play the way I had practiced — as well as patience and efforts — that made me become the world’s champion,” Ratchanok said in an interview with The Associated Press.

In this Friday, Aug. 16,2013 photo, Thailand’s Ratchanok Inthanon serves during a training session in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai teenager last week became the youngest-ever world badminton champion, and the first Thai player to win a world title.

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Lorenzo fears Yamaha being outdone by Honda IBP/File Photo

Jorge Lorenzo believes Yamaha now needs new development parts to have a chance of halting Honda’s progress towards the 2013 MotoGP title. Honda rider Marc Marquez’s third consecutive race victory in last weekend’s Indianapolis Grand Prix means he leads the championship by 21 points over his team-

mate Dani Pedrosa and 35 over Lorenzo. In the manufacturers’ championship, Honda heads Yamaha by 22 points. “We need a push now, some pieces maybe, some evolution to be more competitive,” said Lorenzo. “Because now it’s difficult to fight with them.” MotoGP now has two more races on

consecutive weekends at Brno and Silverstone, leaving little opportunity for upgrades before Misano in mid-September. Lorenzo said his only hope is that the fast corners of the next two tracks will suit Yamaha better than the sinuous Indianapolis layout, where he fell from leading the race to finishing third behind the Hondas.

“With the bike we have, maybe in Brno it’s going to be the same,” he said. “Brno and Silverstone are normally more suitable tracks for us. So let’s see what happens. “You never know in racing, sometimes something happens that you didn’t expect. But in normal [circumstances] we must be better in Brno and Silverstone.”

Stosur, Tomic to team at Hopman Cup

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PERTH, Australia — Former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur will team with Bernard Tomic as hosts Australia attempt to break a 14year title drought at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament. Stosur will play the event for the first time since 2010, while Tomic returns after beating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at last year’s tournament. He went on to reach the third round of the Australian Open, losing to Roger Federer, and the fourth round at Wimbledon. World No. 4 Aganieszka Radwanska will team with Wimble-

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes

don semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz as Poland makes its debut at the tournament which runs from Dec. 28 to Jan 4. Organizers said a new partner is being sought for France’s JoWilfried Tsonga after the sudden retirement of Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli. Five more teams will be named over the coming month. Radwanska hoped she and Janowicz can make a mark in Poland’s debut. “I’ve never played mixed doubles with (Jerzy) before,” Radwanska said. “Actually my last mixed doubles match was I think five years ago, so that will be fun for sure.”

Bernard Tomic from Australia returns the ball to Florian Mayer from Germany during their match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.


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Villarreal fights back for 3-2 win at Almeria

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Manchester City’s Samir Nasri celebrates after scoring against Newcastle during their English Premier League soccer match at The Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Monday Aug. 19, 2013.

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BARCELONA, Spain — Giovani Dos Santos scored the equalizer and set up the late winner in a four-minute span to lead Villarreal’s 3-2 comeback victory at Almeria on Monday, ensuring the club’s successful return to Spain’s first division. Promoted Almeria outplayed Villarreal in front of its fans at Juegos Mediterraneos Stadium in the first half, with striker Rodrigo Rios scoring in the 39th minute from a pass from Rafael Ramos. Villarreal leveled in the 65th through Sebastian Dubarbier’s own goal, but Rios restored the hosts’ when he controlled Jesus “Suso” Fernandez’s and fired home to record a double in the

Sizzling Man City thrashes Newcastle 4-0

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MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City sent a strong message to its Premier League title rivals by thrashing 10-man Newcastle 4-0 on Monday, mixing power with panache to mark Manuel Pellegrini’s first competitive game in charge in style. Yaya Toure scored the pick of City’s goals in a sparkling display at Etihad Stadium with a sublime 50th-minute free kick, adding to first-half goals by David Silva and Sergio Aguero and a late strike by substitute Samir Nasri. It was a complete performance — and a powerful response to impressive wins by Manchester United and Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season. It could be some battle for the title this season between England’s leading three clubs. “The most pleasing thing is the way the team played for 90 minutes,” said Pellegrini, who often stood motionless in his technical area, hands in his pockets or arms folded as his team dismantled Newcastle. “Not depending if we were winning by one, two or three

goals, I think we had from the beginning an attitude to play as an aggressive team, an offensive team. And we continued doing that for 90 minutes. The most important thing is to win. But after, it’s the way we did it.” On this evidence, it could be another season of struggle for Newcastle, which played the second half with 10 men after Steven Taylor ’s straight red card for swinging his arm into the face of Aguero in first-half injury time. Manager Alan Pardew was already without key midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who wasn’t included in the squad in the wake of a reported bid of 10 million pounds ($15.65 million) from Arsenal. A chastening day for the visitors was compounded by Argentina midfielder Jonas Gutierrez limping off with a left

hamstring injury, making it a disastrous start to the season. Thankfully for Newcastle, the team won’t be coming up against such irresistible opponents every week. “A lot of teams are going to struggle here,” Pardew said. “They have fantastic talent.” City also had an injury setback with captain Vincent Kompany hobbling off in the 70th with a groin injury but it was an otherwise perfect evening for Pellegrini, whose team played with a swagger and fluency rarely seen in the latter days of predecessor Roberto Mancini’s tenure. The mild-mannered Chilean has kept a relatively low profile since joining from Malaga in June, wrapping up his offseason spending — totaling about 90 million pounds ($140 million) — early to give his squad plenty of time to gel.

lead cross 74th. Almeria appeared set to collect the three points until the 83rd, when Javier Aquino passed for fellow Mexico international Dos Santos to tap in and make it 2-2. Dos Santos created the winner three minutes later by dribbling down the right side, cutting back, and passing between two defenders for Jonathan Pereira to send the ball bouncing into the corner of the net. “I’m pleased because we knew how to take away three very important points, but we must also improve our overall level of play,” Villarreal manager Marcelino Garcia said. “This victory must give us confidence and show us where we are strong and where we are weak. We are tremendously satisfied to have won away from home, which wasn’t at all easy.” Elsewhere, in the last games of the opening round, Alberto Bueno scored two goals as Rayo Vallecano spoiled Elche’s first game in Spain’s topflight in 24 years, and Espanyol came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo. Rayo acquired Bueno from Valladolid earlier this month, and the attacking midfielder did his best to help the Madrid-based team forget the several first-choice players it sold this offseason to reduce debt. Bueno shone early with his passing at Vallecas Stadium and scored when Saul Niguez found him running clear down the center of the area to fire the ball into the net in the 40th. Alberto Perea went on for the injured Jose Carlos Fernandez and doubled the lead with a long-range strike in the 44th, before Bueno also struck from outside the area in the 74th. Rayo coach Paco Jemez applauded the contributions especially of his new players, including Saul, who arrived on loan from Atletico Madrid in the offseason. “The dynamic of the way we work at Rayo makes it so all the new people adapt quickly to the mechanisms of our team,” Jemez said. “We need another signing. We are not lacking quality, but we are short on quantity.”

Olympiakos Begin Title Defence With Victory Reuters

ATHENS - Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus made a winning start to their title defence on Monday with a 1-0 away win at promoted AEL Kalloni.Spanish coach Michel’s revamped team, who won their 40th domestic league title last season, began the match with seven new players in the starting XI including Argentina forward Javer Saviola, signed from Malaga last month. However, it was one of last season’s regulars, Greece midfielder Giannis Maniatis, who proved the difference by scoring the only goal of the game when he side-footed home after a corner in the 61st minute. Olympiakos looked more dangerous after the introduction of exciting young Greece winger Giannis Fetfatzidis after halftime, but he failed to inspire the visitors to more goals. Forwards Kostas Mitrogou and Joel Campbell, as well as Fetfatzidis himself, each missed chances to add to the scoreline. The victory ensured the Red and Whites kept level with Panathinaikos, who won 2-0 against Panaitolikos in their season opener 24 hours earlier.

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Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan (10) moves the ball past Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci during a Guinness International Champions Cup soccer match at Dodger Stadium, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Los Angeles.

United States striker Landon Donovan says he is a ready for a new challenge abroad if he does not reach an agreement with his Major League Soccer club L.A Galaxy. Donovan, who has had loan spells with English Premier League club Everton and Germany’s Bayern Munich in the past, will become a free agent in December if he does not extend his current deal with the Galaxy. “Right now I am enjoying myself, I want to continue enjoying myself, we have received offers from teams in different countries that are intriguing,” Donovan told Fox Sports’ Fox Soccer Daily on Monday. “I am still going to speak with the Galaxy and see how they value me and see where they want to go, going forward, but I am really open in a way that I haven’t been before in the past. “I was pretty content to stay in LA. But if it doesn’t work out and we can’t come to an agreement here then I am ready for a different challenge and we will see what happens,” he added. Donovan took an extended break from the game after securing the MLS Cup title with the Galaxy in December and lost his place in the U.S. national team. However, he returned to the international stage at the recent CONCACAF Gold Cup and was the tournament’s joint top scorer with five goals, helping Juergen Klinsmann’s team to the title. Losing Donovan would be a blow for the Galaxy after David Beckham left the club last season for a brief pre-retirement spell in France with Paris Saint Germain.

Pardew: Arsenal showed disrespect over Cabaye bid Associated Press Writer

MANCHESTER, England — Newcastle manager Alan Pardew accused Arsenal of showing a lack of respect by lodging a bid for key midfielder Yohan Cabaye only hours before his team’s opening Premier League game on Monday. Cabaye missed Newcastle’s 4-0 loss to Manchester City because Pardew said the France international wasn’t in the right frame of mind to play. “We’ve prepared with the lad for three days,” Pardew said, “and then for him to have his head turned by this bid from Arsenal on the eve of a game is just disrespectful in my view.” “Why they couldn’t give us the respect and honor of waiting till Tuesday morning is beyond me,” Pardew added. Pardew said he is “upset” by the situation and that Arsenal’s offer, reported in the British media to be about 10 million pounds ($15.65 million), is “below our valuation of the player, for sure.” Cabaye is the latest leading player to be left unsettled by a bid from a rival Premier League team

this summer. Manchester United has turned down two bids from Chelsea for striker Wayne Rooney, and Liverpool is refusing to let Uruguay international Luis Suarez leave following an offer in excess of 40 million pounds from Arsenal. Together with Real Madrid’s pursuit of Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, these are transfer stories that will run and run until the window closes on Sept. 2. For that reason, Pardew believes the summer window should be closed before the season begins. “He (Cabaye) is a player that you put in Suarez and Bale’s situation,” Pardew said. “I think there’s a question of the window being closed before we kick off the Premier League season. “I know the Premier League did enquire to the European leagues to perhaps do it, and they said the European leagues wouldn’t fall in line. But after the summer we have had, with the situations we have had with Rooney as well, it’s definitely something they need to put under the microscope once again.”

AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File

FILE - This is a Saturday, April 21, 2012 file photo of Newcastle United’s Yohan Cabaye during their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City at the Sports Direct Arena, Newcastle, England.


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Manchester City’s Samir Nasri celebrates after scoring against Newcastle during their English Premier League soccer match at The Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Monday Aug. 19, 2013.

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BARCELONA, Spain — Giovani Dos Santos scored the equalizer and set up the late winner in a four-minute span to lead Villarreal’s 3-2 comeback victory at Almeria on Monday, ensuring the club’s successful return to Spain’s first division. Promoted Almeria outplayed Villarreal in front of its fans at Juegos Mediterraneos Stadium in the first half, with striker Rodrigo Rios scoring in the 39th minute from a pass from Rafael Ramos. Villarreal leveled in the 65th through Sebastian Dubarbier’s own goal, but Rios restored the hosts’ when he controlled Jesus “Suso” Fernandez’s and fired home to record a double in the

Sizzling Man City thrashes Newcastle 4-0

Associated Press Writer

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City sent a strong message to its Premier League title rivals by thrashing 10-man Newcastle 4-0 on Monday, mixing power with panache to mark Manuel Pellegrini’s first competitive game in charge in style. Yaya Toure scored the pick of City’s goals in a sparkling display at Etihad Stadium with a sublime 50th-minute free kick, adding to first-half goals by David Silva and Sergio Aguero and a late strike by substitute Samir Nasri. It was a complete performance — and a powerful response to impressive wins by Manchester United and Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season. It could be some battle for the title this season between England’s leading three clubs. “The most pleasing thing is the way the team played for 90 minutes,” said Pellegrini, who often stood motionless in his technical area, hands in his pockets or arms folded as his team dismantled Newcastle. “Not depending if we were winning by one, two or three

goals, I think we had from the beginning an attitude to play as an aggressive team, an offensive team. And we continued doing that for 90 minutes. The most important thing is to win. But after, it’s the way we did it.” On this evidence, it could be another season of struggle for Newcastle, which played the second half with 10 men after Steven Taylor ’s straight red card for swinging his arm into the face of Aguero in first-half injury time. Manager Alan Pardew was already without key midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who wasn’t included in the squad in the wake of a reported bid of 10 million pounds ($15.65 million) from Arsenal. A chastening day for the visitors was compounded by Argentina midfielder Jonas Gutierrez limping off with a left

hamstring injury, making it a disastrous start to the season. Thankfully for Newcastle, the team won’t be coming up against such irresistible opponents every week. “A lot of teams are going to struggle here,” Pardew said. “They have fantastic talent.” City also had an injury setback with captain Vincent Kompany hobbling off in the 70th with a groin injury but it was an otherwise perfect evening for Pellegrini, whose team played with a swagger and fluency rarely seen in the latter days of predecessor Roberto Mancini’s tenure. The mild-mannered Chilean has kept a relatively low profile since joining from Malaga in June, wrapping up his offseason spending — totaling about 90 million pounds ($140 million) — early to give his squad plenty of time to gel.

lead cross 74th. Almeria appeared set to collect the three points until the 83rd, when Javier Aquino passed for fellow Mexico international Dos Santos to tap in and make it 2-2. Dos Santos created the winner three minutes later by dribbling down the right side, cutting back, and passing between two defenders for Jonathan Pereira to send the ball bouncing into the corner of the net. “I’m pleased because we knew how to take away three very important points, but we must also improve our overall level of play,” Villarreal manager Marcelino Garcia said. “This victory must give us confidence and show us where we are strong and where we are weak. We are tremendously satisfied to have won away from home, which wasn’t at all easy.” Elsewhere, in the last games of the opening round, Alberto Bueno scored two goals as Rayo Vallecano spoiled Elche’s first game in Spain’s topflight in 24 years, and Espanyol came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo. Rayo acquired Bueno from Valladolid earlier this month, and the attacking midfielder did his best to help the Madrid-based team forget the several first-choice players it sold this offseason to reduce debt. Bueno shone early with his passing at Vallecas Stadium and scored when Saul Niguez found him running clear down the center of the area to fire the ball into the net in the 40th. Alberto Perea went on for the injured Jose Carlos Fernandez and doubled the lead with a long-range strike in the 44th, before Bueno also struck from outside the area in the 74th. Rayo coach Paco Jemez applauded the contributions especially of his new players, including Saul, who arrived on loan from Atletico Madrid in the offseason. “The dynamic of the way we work at Rayo makes it so all the new people adapt quickly to the mechanisms of our team,” Jemez said. “We need another signing. We are not lacking quality, but we are short on quantity.”

Olympiakos Begin Title Defence With Victory Reuters

ATHENS - Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus made a winning start to their title defence on Monday with a 1-0 away win at promoted AEL Kalloni.Spanish coach Michel’s revamped team, who won their 40th domestic league title last season, began the match with seven new players in the starting XI including Argentina forward Javer Saviola, signed from Malaga last month. However, it was one of last season’s regulars, Greece midfielder Giannis Maniatis, who proved the difference by scoring the only goal of the game when he side-footed home after a corner in the 61st minute. Olympiakos looked more dangerous after the introduction of exciting young Greece winger Giannis Fetfatzidis after halftime, but he failed to inspire the visitors to more goals. Forwards Kostas Mitrogou and Joel Campbell, as well as Fetfatzidis himself, each missed chances to add to the scoreline. The victory ensured the Red and Whites kept level with Panathinaikos, who won 2-0 against Panaitolikos in their season opener 24 hours earlier.

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Alex Gallardo / AP Images for Guinness International Champions Cup

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan (10) moves the ball past Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci during a Guinness International Champions Cup soccer match at Dodger Stadium, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Los Angeles.

United States striker Landon Donovan says he is a ready for a new challenge abroad if he does not reach an agreement with his Major League Soccer club L.A Galaxy. Donovan, who has had loan spells with English Premier League club Everton and Germany’s Bayern Munich in the past, will become a free agent in December if he does not extend his current deal with the Galaxy. “Right now I am enjoying myself, I want to continue enjoying myself, we have received offers from teams in different countries that are intriguing,” Donovan told Fox Sports’ Fox Soccer Daily on Monday. “I am still going to speak with the Galaxy and see how they value me and see where they want to go, going forward, but I am really open in a way that I haven’t been before in the past. “I was pretty content to stay in LA. But if it doesn’t work out and we can’t come to an agreement here then I am ready for a different challenge and we will see what happens,” he added. Donovan took an extended break from the game after securing the MLS Cup title with the Galaxy in December and lost his place in the U.S. national team. However, he returned to the international stage at the recent CONCACAF Gold Cup and was the tournament’s joint top scorer with five goals, helping Juergen Klinsmann’s team to the title. Losing Donovan would be a blow for the Galaxy after David Beckham left the club last season for a brief pre-retirement spell in France with Paris Saint Germain.

Pardew: Arsenal showed disrespect over Cabaye bid Associated Press Writer

MANCHESTER, England — Newcastle manager Alan Pardew accused Arsenal of showing a lack of respect by lodging a bid for key midfielder Yohan Cabaye only hours before his team’s opening Premier League game on Monday. Cabaye missed Newcastle’s 4-0 loss to Manchester City because Pardew said the France international wasn’t in the right frame of mind to play. “We’ve prepared with the lad for three days,” Pardew said, “and then for him to have his head turned by this bid from Arsenal on the eve of a game is just disrespectful in my view.” “Why they couldn’t give us the respect and honor of waiting till Tuesday morning is beyond me,” Pardew added. Pardew said he is “upset” by the situation and that Arsenal’s offer, reported in the British media to be about 10 million pounds ($15.65 million), is “below our valuation of the player, for sure.” Cabaye is the latest leading player to be left unsettled by a bid from a rival Premier League team

this summer. Manchester United has turned down two bids from Chelsea for striker Wayne Rooney, and Liverpool is refusing to let Uruguay international Luis Suarez leave following an offer in excess of 40 million pounds from Arsenal. Together with Real Madrid’s pursuit of Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, these are transfer stories that will run and run until the window closes on Sept. 2. For that reason, Pardew believes the summer window should be closed before the season begins. “He (Cabaye) is a player that you put in Suarez and Bale’s situation,” Pardew said. “I think there’s a question of the window being closed before we kick off the Premier League season. “I know the Premier League did enquire to the European leagues to perhaps do it, and they said the European leagues wouldn’t fall in line. But after the summer we have had, with the situations we have had with Rooney as well, it’s definitely something they need to put under the microscope once again.”

AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File

FILE - This is a Saturday, April 21, 2012 file photo of Newcastle United’s Yohan Cabaye during their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City at the Sports Direct Arena, Newcastle, England.


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Uluwatu Temple IBP

ULUWATU - On the west end of Bukit peninsula, there is a Sad Kayangan Temple as the pillars of nine directions called Uluwatu Temple. The temple is built on the coral leading to the ocean with a breathtaking view especially during the sunset. Uluwatu Temple was used and the place to worship the holy priest named Empu Kuturan who came in the 11th century. He was the one who promoted the customary village and all of the rules. The temple was also used by the next holy priest Dang Hyang Nirartha who came to Bali in 1550 and ending his spiritual journey by uniting with God or Moksa or Ngeluhur in the temple. Then, it was taken to add the name of the temple and become Luhur Uluwatu Temple.

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Thai badminton star sets off to smashing success Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK — Behind the pink braces, a pony tail and a sweet smile lies a fierce, competitive side of Ratchanok Inthanon. It’s this side that powers the kind of smash that could send the shuttlecock piercing through the air at more than 200 kph (124 mph). The Thai teenager last week became the youngest-ever badminton world champion, and the first Thai player to win a world title. It’s the latest in a line of badminton firsts for Ratchanok, who has been playing the sport for almost as long as she can remember. Born in Thailand’s poor northeast in 1995 to a pair of factory workers, Ratchanok — known among Thais as “May” — spent her early years next to furnaces in a confectionary factory in Bangkok’s western outskirts. After school, she would run around the factory while her parents were busy scooping golden-color traditional Thai desserts from gigantic brass pans. To divert her attention from the boiling syrup and to keep her safe from

cooking hazards, Kamala Thongkorn — the factory owner who was also her godmother — introduced Ratchanok to badminton at the age of five. Ratchanok studied the basics of the game for months before she got to hold the racket, and then had to wait for older kids to finish their daily practice before she could go on to the court. Two years later, Ratchanok competed in a national championship and won her first trophy at the age of seven. She proceeded to win the same tournament for three consecutive years. Taking her experience to the international arena, Ratchanok became the youngest-ever champion at the Badminton World Federation’s World Junior Championships at age 14 in

2009, when she won the first of her three consecutive titles. That was just the entree for a senior professional career which already has netted her a world title at the age of 18. After more than a decade of arduous training, Ratchanok knows that it takes a lot more than luck to reach the top. “I think it was diligence, rigorous practice routines and the courage to play the way I had practiced — as well as patience and efforts — that made me become the world’s champion,” Ratchanok said in an interview with The Associated Press.

In this Friday, Aug. 16,2013 photo, Thailand’s Ratchanok Inthanon serves during a training session in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai teenager last week became the youngest-ever world badminton champion, and the first Thai player to win a world title.

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Lorenzo fears Yamaha being outdone by Honda IBP/File Photo

Jorge Lorenzo believes Yamaha now needs new development parts to have a chance of halting Honda’s progress towards the 2013 MotoGP title. Honda rider Marc Marquez’s third consecutive race victory in last weekend’s Indianapolis Grand Prix means he leads the championship by 21 points over his team-

mate Dani Pedrosa and 35 over Lorenzo. In the manufacturers’ championship, Honda heads Yamaha by 22 points. “We need a push now, some pieces maybe, some evolution to be more competitive,” said Lorenzo. “Because now it’s difficult to fight with them.” MotoGP now has two more races on

consecutive weekends at Brno and Silverstone, leaving little opportunity for upgrades before Misano in mid-September. Lorenzo said his only hope is that the fast corners of the next two tracks will suit Yamaha better than the sinuous Indianapolis layout, where he fell from leading the race to finishing third behind the Hondas.

“With the bike we have, maybe in Brno it’s going to be the same,” he said. “Brno and Silverstone are normally more suitable tracks for us. So let’s see what happens. “You never know in racing, sometimes something happens that you didn’t expect. But in normal [circumstances] we must be better in Brno and Silverstone.”

Stosur, Tomic to team at Hopman Cup

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PERTH, Australia — Former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur will team with Bernard Tomic as hosts Australia attempt to break a 14year title drought at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament. Stosur will play the event for the first time since 2010, while Tomic returns after beating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at last year’s tournament. He went on to reach the third round of the Australian Open, losing to Roger Federer, and the fourth round at Wimbledon. World No. 4 Aganieszka Radwanska will team with Wimble-

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes

don semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz as Poland makes its debut at the tournament which runs from Dec. 28 to Jan 4. Organizers said a new partner is being sought for France’s JoWilfried Tsonga after the sudden retirement of Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli. Five more teams will be named over the coming month. Radwanska hoped she and Janowicz can make a mark in Poland’s debut. “I’ve never played mixed doubles with (Jerzy) before,” Radwanska said. “Actually my last mixed doubles match was I think five years ago, so that will be fun for sure.”

Bernard Tomic from Australia returns the ball to Florian Mayer from Germany during their match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.


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San Diego mayor in sex harassment settlement talks

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SAN DIEGO - Settlement talks in the sexual harassment lawsuit against Mayor Bob Filner are underway as petitions circulate to recall the former congressman who has been besieged by allegations from more than a dozen women. Attorney Gloria Allred announced Monday evening that she and her client, Irene McCormack Jackson, spent the day in mediation at a downtown office building, where Filner was spotted by a TV crew entering earlier in the day. Allred wouldn’t say whether Filner’s resignation was discussed nor whether the mayor was present. She said the mediator, former federal judge J. Lawrence Irving, asked that no one make comments while talks continued. Filner is facing a recall effort prompted by the cascade of sexual harassment allegations that also led the entire City Council and many leading Democrats to call for him to step down, including U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. Filner has vowed to remain the leader of the nation’s eighth-largest city and said he would return to work Monday after completing an intensive twoweek therapy program. His lawyers said he also spent one week in outpatient counseling. Before going into therapy, Filner vowed when he returned that his “focus will be on making sure that I am doing right by the city in terms of being the best mayor I can be.” AP Photo/AIR PHOTO SERVICE, FILE

FILE - In this March 24, 2011 aerial photo taken by small unmanned drone and released by AIR PHOTO SERVICE, the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From top to bottom, Unit 1 through Unit 4.

300-ton water leak from tank at Japan nuke plant Associated Press Writer

TOKYO - The operator of Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant said Tuesday that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there - its worst leak yet from such a vessel. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the contaminated water leaked from a steel storage tank at the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. TEPCO hasn’t figured out how or where the water leaked, but suspects it did so through a seam on the tank or a valve connected to a gutter around the tank. TEPCO said that because the tank is about 100 meters (330 feet) from the coastline, the leak does not pose an immediate threat to the sea. But Hideka Morimoto, a spokesman for Japan’s nuclear watchdog, the Nuclear Regulation Authority, said water could reach the sea via a drain gutter. Four other tanks of the same design have had similar leaks since last year. The incidents have shaken confidence in the reliability of hundreds of tanks

that are crucial for storing what has been a never-ending flow of contaminated water. “We are extremely concerned,” Morimoto told reporters. He urged TEPCO to quickly determine the cause of the leak and its possible effect on water management plans. TEPCO spokesman Masayuki Ono said the leaked water seeped into the ground after largely escaping piles of sandbags added to a concrete barrier around the tank. Workers were pumping out the puddle and the remaining water in the tank and will transfer it to other containers, in a desperate effort to prevent it from escaping into the sea ahead of heavy rain predicted later in the day around Fukushima. By Tuesday afternoon they had captured only about 4 tons of the 300, Ono said.

The water’s radiation level, measured about 50 centimeters (2 feet) above the puddle, is about 100 millisieverts per hour - five times the annual exposure limit for plant workers, Ono said. The plant suffered multiple meltdowns following Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Hundreds of tanks were built around the plant to store massive amounts of contaminated water coming from the three melted reactors, as well as underground water running into reactor and turbine basements. Aside from the tanks, contaminated water that TEPCO has been unable to contain continues to enter the Pacific Ocean at a rate of hundreds of tons per day. Much of that is ground water that has mixed with untreated radioactive water at the plant.

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Besides, CBS also stated the existing device was not enough to maintain the security of Bali so that in the future should be attempted the procurement of the more sophisticated safety devices. Similar opinion was delivered by the member of Commission I of the Bali House, Kadek Nuartana. “Bali Police must make coordination and propose the budget to the Bali government. The use of X-Ray device must be optimized so that it is not only installed on certain conditions by reason of lacking of operational cost. This makes no sense,” he said. He accused there was something wrong in the realization and the use of the X-Ray device. Since the beginning, the House wanted it could be installed permanently and every day at the entrance of Bali. In fact, the device was not installed at Padangbai and Gilimanuk and only installed at certain times. Moreover, from the beginning there was no transparency in the procurement of the equipment because there was no presentation of the winning bidder to the House regarding the specification of the device. “We worry this X-Ray is frequently moved here and there, so it will be easily damaged because the House has asked from the beginning to install it permanently. We also would like to know the specifications,” said the politician of PKPI from Karangasem. Previously, the Chief of Bali Police, Arif Wachyunadi, said the sophisticated devices were not installed permanently at the Bali’s two entrances. Since the operational budget was inappropriate so the installation was rare or at particular occasion only. “If there is a threat or any increasing activities, we will install it (X-ray). So, it’s installed just any time,” said Bali Police Chief after attending the celebration of the 68th anniversary of the Independence Day at Renon some time ago. According to the two-star general, the installation on daily basis could not be done due to the problem of operating budget. If the budget was sufficient, he added, the X-ray security device could be installed every day. He said the operating budget of the X-ray was quite large. His party was still calculating the budget. As an illustration, each X-ray consumed a total of 200 liters of DEX diesel fuel with the price at IDR 12,000 per liter. Then, when it was installed a year would totally need IDR 860 million for each device. “If the budget can cover the daily operation, we will install it every day,” he said. When asked where the operational budget would be pursued, he said it could be financed by state budget or Bali regional budget. He promised that in the near future he would propose the assistance to Bali provincial government so that the operational budget could be allocated for the operation of the X-Ray. “Later (the proposal of the operating budget for X-Ray—Ed), we will propose it to the government,” he concluded. Spokesperson of the Bali Police, Hariadi, accompanying the Chief of Bali Police added that the X-ray device had actually been installed ahead and after the Ketupat Operation, namely before and after the Eid some time ago. According to him, it would also be installed ahead of the APEC Summit on early October. “Obviously, it has already been installed and could operate properly. So, there is no problem,” said Hariadi. (kmb29)

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INDONESIA Stocks extend losses on US Fed fears

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JAKARTA - Indonesian stocks plummeted for a second straight day on Tuesday and the rupiah sank as investors pull money out of emerging markets on concerns the US will soon wind down its stimulus programme. The sell-off comes as traders also grow increasingly worried about the deteriorating state of the Indonesian economy, putting pressure on the country’s central bank. The Jakarta Composite Index

sank 5.50 percent at one point in afternoon trade, adding to the previous day’s 5.58 percent slide. It later picked up slightly to sit 4.50 percent lower. The losses put the index in bear market territory, having fallen more than 20 per-

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portunity to further foster cooperation and build momentum in what is indisputably a regional problem”. As the main transit hub for asylum-seekers trying to reach Australia, Indonesia offered to host the one-day conference when President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono held talks with Rudd last month. The Indonesian foreign ministry said the talks were expected to produce “concrete measures as well as a shared commitment among countries of origin, transit and destination”. But as the delegates met, officials said an asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 people had begun sinking north of the Australian territory of Christmas Island and a rescue operation was under way. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said it received a request for assistance on Tuesday morning and a navy ship had responded. The boatpeople issue is a key battleground at the Australian elections, and Rudd’s new plan is an effort to win back ground from the conservative, Tony Abbottled opposition, favourites to win the September 7 polls. The tiny pacific island of Nauru has also agreed to join Rudd’s so-called Papua New Guinea Solution. Asylum-seekers are a deeply sensitive issue in Australia as numbers increase, with more than 18,000 arriving so far in 2013, according to official figures.

Australian ministers in Indonesia for boatpeople talks

JAKARTA - Australian ministers participated in regional talks on people-smuggling in Indonesia Tuesday as an asylum-seeker boat carrying 105 people was sinking off Christmas Island, highlighting the urgency of stemming the flood of would-be refugees. Less than three weeks before Australians go to the polls, Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Immigration Minister Tony Burke met ministers and senior officials from 13 other countries in Jakarta in a fresh bid to tackle an issue that will loom large at the election. The talks come after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Labor party last month unveiled a new policy that will see boatpeople arriving in Australia sent to Papua New Guinea for processing and resettlement even if they are genuine refugees. Among those represented in Jakarta are Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, the home countries of many asylum-seekers who arrive in Australia after perilous sea journeys. However, no delegates from Iran attended the conference despite being the country that sends most asylum-seekers to Australia. “We will address an issue that I know is of concern for all of us,” Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told delegates at the opening of the talks. Ahead of the meeting, Burke said the conference was “an op-

cent since it peaked in May. In afternoon trade, the rupiah hit a four-year low of 10,419 to the dollar. Foreign investors are fleeing Indonesia and other emerging markets as expectations grow that the US Federal Reserve will announce a draw-down of its $85-billion-amonth bond-buying scheme at a policy meeting next month. The easy money policy unveiled by the Fed in September has been credited with fuelling a global equity and currency

rally over the past year as traders sought out better returns in developing economies. However, with the United States showing signs of strength the general feeling is that the Fed will start to pull the plug, leading investors to return to the US, where the dollar and equities look like a better and safer bet. Stock markets in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur have also suffered sell-offs, while the Indian rupee hit another record low against the dollar on Tuesday.

Foreign investors in Indonesia are also worried about the country’s economic prospects, as it suffers from slowing growth, high inflation and a widening current account deficit. Bank Indonesia said Friday that the current account deficit widened to $9.8 billion in the second quarter of the year as imports rose and demand for exports fell. Growth slipped to 5.81 percent in the second quarter, the first time it has come in below six percent since 2010.

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Indonesian Muslims display a poster during a rally calling for an end to the violence used against supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Egypt, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.

Hundreds protest over deadly Egypt violence

Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Hundreds of Indonesian Muslims demonstrated in support of Egypt’s Islamists Monday after days of clashes with security forces there that left almost 800 people dead. Egypt’s army-installed authorities last week launched an offensive to clear protest camps filled with the Islamists who are loyal to Mohamed Morsi, ousted as president last month. The assault sparked days of deadly clashes between Islamist protesters and security forces in Cairo, Alexandria and elsewhere. About 1,000 demonstrators gathered at the

landmark Hotel Indonesia roundabout in the centre of Jakarta before marching to the Egyptian embassy, police said. The protesters, who included many women wearing Muslim headscarves, brandished banners reading “Stop Killing Egyptians” and gruesome photographs of victims of the violence. “Save Egypt, their blood is our blood too. Stop killing our brothers and sisters!” a protester shouted through a microphone while the crowd responded by shouting “God is Great” in Arabic. Indonesia is the country with the world’s biggest Muslim population and events in the Middle East often spark protests.


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Forex traders seek safety on growing Fed fears Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - The dollar fell against the yen on Tuesday but climbed against emerging market currencies as dealers bet the US Federal Reserve will soon begin winding down its vast stimulus programme. With eyes on the release Wednesday of minutes from the Fed’s most recent policy meeting, expectations are that its year-long bond-buying, which has helped fuel a global equity and forex rally, could be coming to an end. In late Asian trade the greenback bought 97.33 yen, against 97.56 yen in New York on Monday. The euro was quoted at $1.3336, against $1.3334 in New York, while the single currency was trading at 129.82 yen, from 130.09 yen. But the ore volatile currencies of developing countries were hit as investors shift into safer units ahead of the Fed’s possible tapering. The dollar rose to 63.69 Indian rupees, another record, while also buying 10,495 Indonesian rupiah, a four-year high, from 10,419 rupiah. The Thai baht was at a one-year low of 31.69 to the dollar, compared with 31.34. baht. The rupee is Asia’s worst-

performing major currency this year, falling 16 percent against the dollar since January as the Fed’s wind-down comes on top of mounting concerns about the state of India’s economy. “Weakness in the Indian rupee and Indonesian rupiah has been particularly pronounced following a continued sell-off in Indian government bonds and a much larger-than-expected Indonesian second-quarter current account deficit,” Barclays Capital said in a note to clients. The Fed’s $85-billion-a-month easing policy saw a flood of cash into developing economies when it was launched last year as dealers sought out places with higher interest rates for better returns on their investments than in the West. However, with the US economy showing signs of improvement, market-watchers say the central bank will likely slow down its bond-buying, which in turn will lead to higher rates and home and a repatriation of the money from emerging markets.

JPMorgan faces new energy-related probe Agence France-Presse

NEW YORK CITY - US authorities are probing whether banking giant JPMorgan Chase manipulated US energy markets, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The newspaper, citing unnamed sources, said the Justice Department recently decided to take a closer look at the bank’s energy practices as it was wrapping up a $410 million settlement linked to allegations it had manipulated power prices in California and the Midwest. The Journal said it was un-

clear whether the investigation is civil or criminal and noted that its sources warned the probe was still in its early stages. The newspaper quoted a JPMorgan spokesman as saying that “we’re working hard to remediate controls issues, strengthen business practices and address regulatory concerns.” JPMorgan faces a series of legal woes. Just last week, the US charged a pair of former traders with fraud in connection with the 2012 $6.2 billion “London whale” trading losses.

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Hyundai labor union to strike for 4 hours

Associated Press

SEOUL — Hyundai’s labor union said 46,000 workers will stage a four-hour strike over two days this week as the union increases pressure on the automaker for higher wages and benefits. Union spokesman Kwon Oh-il said Tuesday that talks with Hyundai Motor Co. management had made little progress. The union demanded increased wages and benefits during three months of annual negotiations. But the talks collapsed, and the union voted to strike for a second time in two years. Labor strife has dragged down earnings at Hyundai and its Kia affiliate after unions elected

hard-line leaders. Earlier this year, Hyundai workers refused to work overtime for three weeks. That resulted in lost output of 83,000 vehicles worth 1.7 trillion won ($1.5 billion), according to the company. In 2012, the maker of the Elantra and Santa Fe estimated it lost production of 82,000 vehicles worth 1.7 trillion won due to 92 hours of walkouts. Another round of talks with Hyundai Motor Co. management is scheduled for Thursday. Kwon said there is almost no chance of a breakthrough. Hyundai estimated it would lose production of about 2,100 vehicles worth 43.5 billion won ($39 million) from the union’s

four hour strike and refusal to work overtime. The union wants workers to get improved benefits, including 10 million won ($8,900) support to help children of unionized workers seek jobs if they don’t go to college, a 130,000 won ($116) increase in monthly base income, bigger bonuses and full reimbursement of medical expenses if workers are diagnosed with cancer. Hyundai said last week that many of the union’s demands were hard to accept. The labor union at Kia Motors Corp. is planning similar industrial action. Kia workers will determine how many hours they will walk out later Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dollar fluctuates, fish export value down 3.39 percent Bali Post

DENPASAR - The volume of fish catch in Bali during the first half of 2013 increased by 3,466 tons compared to the same period last year with the volume of shipment reaching 2,395.35 tons. Though the export volume increased, the value of export decreased 3.39 percent. The Head of Bali Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Made Gunaja, said that in the first half of 2013 the value of Bali fish export reached USD 12,206,755.49, down 3.39 percent compared to the same period last year namely USD 12,635,674.33 or reached 3,466 tons. “The fluctuation of dollar exchange rate indeed affects the

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Workers of Hyundai Motor shout slogans during a rally at Hyundai Motor Co. plant in Ulsan, south of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Hyundai’s labor union said 46,000 workers will stage a fourhour strike over two days this week as the union increases pressure on the automaker for higher wages and benefits.

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value of exports, so that although the volume increases, the value decreases. But overall, in the first half rose by 42.27 percent compared to the same period last year,” said Made Gunaja in Denpasar, Monday (Aug 19). He said the decline also occurred in the export volume of tuna and canned fish with the decline rate of 83 percent (tuna) and 46 percent

(canned fish). All this time, Bali met the needs of some export destination countries such as China, the United States, Japan, Middle East and the European Union. “So far, the largest volume of canned fish export was to the Middle East and Africa, and then the export averagely decline,” he said. Besides, he also explained that other than fish and canned tuna,

another marine commodity that could be captured in the waters of Bali, namely sea squid, was also exported. In the first half of 2013, it recorded a huge increase and reached 1,161.06 tons, an increase of 43.29 percent compared to the same period last year which only reached 26.21 tons. “The increase in the export certainly has an impact on the export value of squid commodity reaching USD 48,262 in 2012 and this year reaches USD 1,868,265. The increased export of squid from Bali to the total value of marine exports

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gives the addition of 15.25 percent,” he said. The Bali Fisheries and Maritime Affairs had made several attempts to increase the export value of fish by facilitating fishermen in order their catch and the handling remained qualified such as by providing them with cool box and vessel cooler. “We also promote the export requirements of the buying countries to fishermen and the exporters of fishery products through regulatory approach and quality approach, in addition to regular promotion held every year,” he said. (kmb27)

Beautifully Situated in Pristine Forest

TABANAN - Dubbed as the rice barn of Bali, Tabanan has a myriad temples related to subak and prosperity. One of them is the universal temple known as Pucak Bukit Puun temple located at Soka customary village, Senganan, Penebel, Tabanan. As the name implies, the temple is located on the mountaintop. To achieve the temple, it is required a hard struggle because the pathway leading to location is new and steep, so that vehicle is unable to reach out the temple. Therefore, pilgrims should walk about for 2 hours. The pathway to the temple is quite beautiful and within a pristine forest. The Pucak Bukit Puun perches right on the mountain top. Its location is almost adjacent to Lake Tamblingan. On that account, this temple has the meaning of prosperity for farmers. Chronicle regarding the temple has not been found. But based on the stories of local residents, the Bukit Puun (in Balinese language) means ‘the burning peak’ conveying if the hilltop was once totally burned out. Since then, the peak was known as Bukit Puun. This peak is closely related to Pucak Adeng located next to it. It is said, the charcoal or adeng (Balinese) from the top of the burning peak was thrown up onto the Adeng Hill. Thus, it was then called Pucak Adeng. The Pucak Bukit Puun is believed to be a symbol of prosperity. On that account, it becomes a sanctum for farmers to ask for blessing of salvation. According to word-to-mouth stories, when the subak territory in Tabanan Kingdom was attacked by diseases, farmers should come to Pucak Bukit Puun temple to invoke purificatory holy water. “If the attack was turning more serious, it could be got rid of after the subak board came to pray to the temple,” said a senior figure of Soka village,

Nyoman Sirta, accompanied by the temple priest, Jero Mangku Wayan Arsana. The Pucak Puun temple is also associated with the Ulun Danu Tamblingan and Ulun Siwi Batu Lumbang equally representing the prosperity of subak. Pujawali or anniversary of the Pucak Bukit Puun falls every full moon of the eighth month in Balinese calendar (around February). Interestingly, it coincides with the monsoon. Since it is difficult to reach the temple site, the anniversary ritual is usually centered in the IBP/File Photo

representative at Kahyangan Desa temple in the form of seven-tiered meru shrine. “By and large, we just assigned the representatives to come to the temple on hilltop due to the difficulty of terrain,” said Sirta. However, since the past few weeks, the pathway to the hilltop has been widened. Thus, people can easily reach the temple though it has to be covered on foot. Opening of this new pathway was also marked with the discovery of ancient shrine believed to be the central shrine of the Pucak Bukit Puun temple.

Dubbed as the rice barn of Bali, Tabanan has a myriad temples related to subak and prosperity. One of them is the universal temple known as Pucak Bukit Puun temple located at Soka customary village, Senganan, Penebel, Tabanan.

According to story, the deity venerated in the temple was from Semeru, Lumajang, East Java. The figure was deliberately assigned to Tabanan to assist the government of Tabanan when holding melasti procession to the sea. “It was said when the deity of Pucak Bukit Puun has not yet arrived, the sea water will not recede,” he explained. Until now, the ritual of presenting the deity of Pucak Bukit Puun is always held when organizing a melasti procession. On that account, the patron of Pucak Bukit Puun temple is the king of Tabanan. According to story,

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the son of deity on Pucak Bukit Puun married the daughter of the deity at Tanah Lot. The Pucak Bukit Puun temple has a number of shrines. One of them is the principal shrine namely the two-tiered meru shrine used to venerate Nyoman Bagus Aeng. With the discovery of ancient shrine recently, the number of shrine increased. As planned, the temple area will be expanded and made more permanent. Thus, all pilgrims will be able to come and say prayers by their vehicle. (udi)


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Police continue to monitor security of Kerobokan Prison

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The current condition of Kerobokan Prison

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Mubarak casts shadow over US policy in Egypt Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — For the Obama administration, there’s a new wrinkle that could further complicate ties with post-coup Egypt: the possible release of the country’s jailed former leader, Hosni Mubarak. For nearly three decades, the U.S. propped up Mubarak and the Egyptian military with financial and military support. In exchange, Egypt helped protect U.S. interests in the region, including a peace treaty with Israel.

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But that long and tangled relationship is now casting a shadow over the Obama administration as it grapples for a coherent Egypt policy following the ouster of Mubarak’s democratically elected successor, Mohammed Morsi. The U.S. has refused to call Morsi’s ouster a coup — a step that would require President Barack Obama to suspend $1.3 billion in annual military aid. Amid the tumult of Morsi’s ouster, Egyptian judicial officials announced Monday that Mubarak could be released from jail later this week. The White House refused to take a position on the status of its former partner, saying it would be inappropriate to comment on a legal matter. “President Mubarak is part of an ongoing Egyptian legal process right now,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. “And because that is a process that is internal to Egypt, it’s not something that I’m in a position to comment on from here.” Mubarak’s release likely would deepen the anger among

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White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest answers questions during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug., 19, 2013.

Morsi’s supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political movement that was illegal under Mubarak. Morsi, who was removed from power by the military last month, is also in custody. He is being held at an undisclosed location and is facing allegations that he conspired with the Palestinian militant Hamas group to escape from prison in 2011. On Monday, prosecutors also ordered his detention for 15 days in connection with allegations that he conspired to kill and torture protesters during mass demonstrations by the opposition outside his presidential palace in December 2012. The White House has called for Morsi’s release. Earnest on Monday said the detention was “politically motivated” and “not in line with the human rights standards that we expect other governments to uphold.” It’s possible that Egyptian officials could keep Mubarak in custody given that the chaos that could result from his release would pose huge risks for the military-backed government. The 85year-old has been in detention since April 2011 and was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for his failure to stop the killing of some 900 protesters during the revolution that forced him from office. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Denpasar (Bali Post)— After the riot at Labuan Ruku Prison kindled by the issue of remissions, Bali Police immediately took anticipative measures. Police officers made coordination with the Kerobokan Prison to know about the latest situation. Additionally, police also contin-

ued to monitor the security situation in the largest prison in Bali. It was disclosed by Spokesperson of Bali Police, Hariadi, Monday

Left thigh of vessel crew snapped by shark

Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Unfortunate fate afflicted Ahdin, 30, a resident living at Jalan Ikan Tuna Barat No.2 Benoa, working as a fishing vessel crew. When working to catch tuna in the waters of Maluku, his left thigh was snapped by a shark. Met in Emergency Room of Sanglah Hospital, Ahdin said the incident took place on Friday (Aug 16) when he captured tuna. Incidentally, their net captured a small shark. When he was about to release the shark from the net, it suddenly attacked him and snapped his left thigh. “Although the shark was small, but it has big mouth. The bite wound was deep and wide,” he said. His left thigh flesh was partially lost due to the shark bite. Ahdin was then taken to Kupang Hospital for treatment. Due to wide and deep wound, Ahdin had to undergo a 36-level stitching. “But after that, my wound got infection, so that I was referred to Sanglah Hospital,” he said. He arrived at Sanglah Hospital around 2:00 p.m. on Monday (Aug 19) and until Monday he was still undergoing a treatment. (san)

(Aug 19). Hariadi said there was no increase in the security related to riots in the Labuan Ruku Prison few days ago. Although the situation of the prison was conducive, his party remained to monitor and make coordination. “There is no improvement in the secu-

rity measure in prison, but we continue to monitor the situation. Hopefully, there will be no riots and the security in the prison is well maintained,” he said at the Bali Police. Previously, the Chief of Bali Police, Arif Wachyunadi, had instructed the Badung Police to

conduct a simulation as an anticipative measure. In case of a riot, police, the prison and related institutions could have known to take anticipative measures. “Some time ago, Chief of Bali Police ordered to make simulation,” he explained. (kmb21)

Rupiah weakens, money changers reap profits Kindle growth up to 20 percent

Mangupura (Bali Post)— Entrepreneurs of money changer reaped great profits with the weakening of the rupiah. Fluctuation in the exchange rate against the U.S. dollar tending to weaken encouraged the performance of money changer business this year with the growth of 15-20 percent. Bank Indonesia noted the value of rupiah against the U.S. dollar until August 19, 2013 reached IDR 10.503 per U.S. dollar compared to the beginning of July 2013, reaching IDR 9,984 per U.S. dollar. Chairman of the Bali Regional Executive of Foreign Exchange Traders Association (APVA), Ayu Astuti D, said the weakening rupiah made the money changer businesspeople hold their dollar to increase margins. “The trend to hold dollar is carried out in order to get a higher margin. The money changer businessmen with large capital and an analysis apply the strategy like this,” said Ayu Astuti D., Sunday (Aug 18).

According to her, the exchange rate surpassing IDR 10,000 per U.S. dollar in recent months was taken advantage by the money changers. They learned about the trend on the strength of dollar against the rupiah so that it was extremely difficult to penetrate the rate below IDR 10,000. “The trend is studied by the money changer business. Approximately 121 members of the APVA are operating in Bali. They have experience regarding the strengthening and weakening trend of the rupiah against the dollar,” she said. She described that in the high fluctuating exchange rate at present, the money changer business usually set a rather wide exchange rate range. For example, in normal condition the exchange rate for selling and buying was around 20-50 basis points, while in high vulnerable fluctuation the buying and selling could reach 100 basis points. This effort aimed to minimize the risk of loss. “Other than fluctuations in the exchange rate, the encouraging moment

for the money changer business is the increasing number of tourist arrival in Bali,” she said. Despite enjoying the blessings of the weakening rupiah, her party was still bothered by the operation of illegal money changer companies. They also urged the law enforcement agencies to immediately discipline them. “The existence of illegal money changer is very detrimental to us and our customers because they sometimes defraud by reducing the exchange rate of the money,” he said. The entrepreneurs belonging to the members of the APVA Bali judged the proliferation occurred because the policing carried out by relevant agencies could not provide a deterrent effect for the illegal employers. It was feared the action of delinquent money changers would have an impact on the official and licensed money changers. Not only that, their fraudulent action would also damage the image of tourism in Bali. (kmb27)

Monsoon rains swamp half of Muslim Rohingya Philippine capital, killing seven asylum seekers escape Thai detention center Reuters

normal rainfall fell in one day. Several flights were cancelled. MANILA - Monsoon rains reinforced by a The weather bureau kept a “red” rainfall warntropical storm flooded half the Philippine capital ing over Manila, its highest alert, for most of in just 24 hours, triggering landslides and killing Tuesday morning, adding severe floods and more at least seven people, officials said on Tuesday. heavy-to-torrential rain was expected over the city At least 40,000 people sought shelter in govern- and surrounding provinces. ment evacuation centers across the main island of The southwest monsoon, which lasts from Luzon and more than double that number moved June to September, was intensified by an almost to relatives’ or friends’ homes for safety as schools stationary tropical storm and a low-pressure area and government offices shut for a second day. northeast of the northern Philippine province of Financial markets suspended trading and most Batanes. banks and private firms were closed as a month’s Tropical storm Trami, with maximum winds of 95 kmph near the center and gusts of up to 120 kmph, was expected to move towards northern Taiwan later this week. Monsoon rains in the Philippines have grown fiercer in recent years, with last year’s deadliest monsoon, also in August, submerging the capital and nearby areas, killing more than 50 people and forcing about 270,000 to seek safer ground. About 20 typhoons hit the Southeast Asian AP Photo/Aaron Favila country each year, ofFilipinos wade through a flooded street at the financial district of Makati, ten bringing death and south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. destruction.

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BANGKOK - A group of Muslim Rohingya asylum-seekers in southern Thailand escaped from an immigration detention center on Tuesday, highlighting the growing desperation of a stateless minority fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar. Rights activists are critical of the Thai government’s response to the influx of Rohingya and have urged the authorities not to deport the refugees back to Myanmar, where they face pervasive discrimination. The 87 escapees used blades to cut through iron bars and hacked at cement walls before disappearing into nearby rubber plantations, prompting a large search operation, said Suwit Chernsiri, police commander of the southern province of Songkla. “The men were detained for many months and tensions were high,” Suwit told Reuters. The jail break was the second after a group of 30 Rohingyas escaped from a Songkla police station earlier this month. More than 1,800 Rohingya who fled Myanmar by sea this past year are being detained across Thailand, often in overcrowded centers and shelters, and thousands more have been intercepted and pushed back out to sea by the Thai

authorities. Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country, says the Rohingya are Muslim migrants from Bangladesh. A 1982 Citizenship Act excluded Rohingya Muslims from a list of 135 designated ethnic groups, effectively rendering them stateless. Thailand also denies Rohingya citizenship and considers them illegal migrants. Bangladesh also does not recognize them. Many Rohingya hope to end up in neighboring Muslim-majority Malaysia where some have extended families but often fall prey to smugglers and traffickers in Thailand. A Reuters investigation found that Rohingya who fail to pay for their passage are handed over to traffickers, who sell some men into slavery on Thai fishing boats or force them to work as farmhands. Thailand’s navy denies its personnel are involved in smuggling and trafficking networks. The number of Rohingya boarding boats from Myanmar and neighboring Bangladesh reached 34,626 people from June 2012 to May of this year - more than four times the previous year, says the Arakan Project, an advocacy group that has studied Rohingya migration since 2006. Many have ended up in Thailand.


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Ukraine weddings can bring sickness before health Associated Press Writer

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DENPASAR - The development plan of international hospital (RSI) by Bali government continues to reap constraints. Even, the physical development of the RSI is at risk of being failed this year though it has had a building permit (IMB) from the Denpasar Municipality. The Head of the Bali Health Agency, Ketut Suarjaya, said if the winning bidder could not complete the physical work of the RSI in the remaining 4 months, the project automatically could not work this year.

RUZHYN, Ukraine — It was meant to be the happiest day of her life. Instead, Yulia Yukhimets’ wedding ended with her being rushed to the hospital, weak, pale and hooked to an IV — together with nearly 60 guests. “I have always wanted all of this, but look how it ended,” Yukhimets, 20, a slim and shy blonde, said from her hospital in the town of Ruzhyn, where she was taken in an ambulance from a nearby village this month. Every year, hundreds of Ukrainian newlyweds and their guests need medical treatment after suffering food poisoning at wedding banquets. They are victims of Ukraine’s cult of traditional big wedding hospitality, which calls for treating guests to more food than they can eat and the hosts can safely prepare. Most often, the poisonings take place because the home-made food at village weddings is not properly refrigerated while it is prepared in huge batches over several days. Many cultures favor big weddings, but a traditional Ukrainian village wedding is nothing short of a sacred ritual, bringing together the entire community at food-laden tables for song, dance and celebrations that last several days. Ethnographer Olena Shcherban says that in folk culture, a wedding is considered to be one of the three key events in a person’s life, along with birth and death, and is an occasion for the community to give its official blessing to the new family. “A wedding is not just anything,

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it’s a culmination of a relationship of members of a community,” Shcherban said. “This culmination must take place publically in front of the eyes of the entire village, of the entire small community that knows these people and that will legalize this relationship,” The very Ukrainian word for wedding — “vesillya” — is derived from the words “joy” and “rejoice.” And in popular belief, the bigger the party, the happier the marriage. So it was supposed to be at Yukhimets’ wedding. After registering their marriage in a civil ceremony, the wedding party headed for the first day of celebrations at the bride’s home in Nemyryntsi, a small village in central Ukraine, surrounded by corn and sunflower fields. A large tent went up in Yukhimets’ garden and about 150 guests sat down to toast the bride, a primary school teacher, and her groom, Oleksandr, 29, a mobile phones salesman. In line with tradition, the tent was covered with birch branches and a maroon carpet was hung behind the newlyweds’ table, decorated with an Orthodox Christian icon and a handembroidered towel. Yulia’s mother, Valentyna Hrabchak, was in charge of whipping up the once-in-a-lifetime event — one that local custom dictated should last

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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, patients take medical treatment in a hospital after food poisoning in the town of Ruzhyn, Ukraine. at least three days with a minimum of 35 dishes, not counting desserts. She slaughtered a home-grown pig two days before the wedding and summoned 20 girlfriends to help with preparations. Together they served up a colossal feast, all homemade: meat patties, pate, stuffed cabbage rolls, meat rolls, sausage,

salads, chicken wings, 12 round loaves of bread, fried steaks, smoked fish, pancakes, and much more. The food was delicious and the party was fun, complete with a lemoneating contest, traditional Ukrainian songs and a wedding dance. The next day, Yulia and Oleksxandr were wed in a church and the celebration moved

to the groom’s house. But already by the afternoon, many started feeling unwell. First, suspicion fell on men drinking too much “horilka,” or Ukrainian vodka. But after the bride, the guests and even the musicians suffered fever, stomach aches, vomiting and diarrhea, it became clear that something else was to blame.

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“With the remaining four months, if all the partners of the winning bidder cannot work on the project, it automatically cannot run and it must be started again,” said Suarjaya after a meeting with the Regional Secretary of Bali government and other components in the area of the Bali governor’s office, Renon. Further, Suarjaya said that to realize the construction of the RSI planned to cost IDR 198 billion was required a change in the collective agreement (MoU) between the executive and the legislative because the budgeting system applied in the previous MoU was a single year. Thus, it should be amended into multi years so the development could continue to completion. “If the RSI development cannot be completed in one fiscal year, it will automatically be resumed in the following fiscal years to the completion,” he said. This official from Buleleng further explained the amendment to the MoU should also be consulted to the Department of Home Affairs so as not to violate the rules. He was confident that the physical development expected to take 9 months could not be completed

in single fiscal year. Similarly, the partners would be unable to finish during that time. So, his party hoped the revision could be made in the regional budget amendment of this fiscal year 2013. “If it cannot be amended, the physical development of the RSI will fail again and again,” he affirmed. The failure of the RSI development would also automatically cause to repeat the tender implementation. Actually, after the building permit and principal permit had been issued, the winning bidder should have been announced. “The licensing, both the building permit and principle permit have been issued by the Denpasar Municipality. Similarly, the environmental impact analysis (Amdal) had also been issued by the Udayana University. Then, it was announced to the three winning bidder aspirants currently entering into the objection period. The tender process was once delayed because the building permit has not been issued,” he said. He mentioned the winning bidder would be announced. The question was that whether the winning bidder could accomplish the project within the remaining four-month period. “If

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A woman carries a child past powdered milk products including cans of Dumex infant formula already inspected and deemed to be from a safe batch at a supermarket in Beijing, China, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.

the partner does not want, it means that we fail and have to repeat it again in 2014,” he concluded. Meanwhile, if the RSI physical development failed in 2013 and the tender would be repeated next year, it meant the price was ascertained to increase. Chairman of Commission III of the Bali House, IGM Suryanta Putra, when met at the Bali Parliamentary Hall said the budget system in single year for major projects would certainly

result in a problem. In many cases, the development by single budgeting system could not be implemented. The politician familiarly called Sena added that in the future the major projects should use the multi-year system. With such a system, a project that could not be completed in single fiscal year could be resumed in the following years. According to this PDI-P politician, continuation of the previous project

would not need a new tender. The winning bidder from the beginning should continue the project to complete and signed the contract agreement from the beginning of the project approval until the deadline as specified in the contract. “There should be no price increase amidst the ongoing contract. Everything has been agreed when signing the contract and the project applies the multi-year budgeting system,” said the politician from Tabanan. (kmb29)

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According to him, from the existing data, the export value of Bali handicrafts during January-May 2013 reached USD 90.8 million. This figure had increased by 1.28 percent compared to the same period last year which only reached USD 89.7 million. “But the increase in numbers was also followed by a growing number of the SMEs in Bali. This is the reason why many SMEs complained about the deserted orders from overseas,” he added. Decline in the handicraft export from Bali was also recognized by one of the wood craftsmen from Ubud, Gusti Adi Supriya. According to him, since some time ago the business he initiated from tens of years ago lacked of orders. The shortage of order was caused by the decrease in the purchasing power of consumers, especially in the European and American countries.

“We indeed receive some orders from outside buyers, but the numbers continue to decline each month. It makes us overwhelmed because we have to cover the cost of production,” he said. As had been known, 24.5 percent of the total export of wooden statue handicraft and souvenirs of Bali could penetrate the U.S. market in the period of January-May 2013. Other than the United States, the biggest markets of Balinese handicraft were Japan absorbing 7.09 percent of the total exports, Australia (5.46 percent), Singapore (1.18 percent), China (1.66 percent), Hong Kong (0.22 percent) and France (3.04 percent). The Bali handicraft products were also in demand by the other markets such as the Netherlands (2.43 percent), England (4.20 percent), Germany (4.17 percent) and the remaining 46.10 percent was the market of the other countries. (kmb27)

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s dairy industry faces another contamination problem following a recent botulism scare. The Westland Milk Products company said Monday that some of the lactoferrin powder it exported to China was found to have high levels of nitrate. The company said all 390 kilograms (860 pounds) of contaminated product have been located and quarantined. Chief Executive Rod Quin said in a statement it appears that cleaning products containing nitrates were not properly flushed from its factory. He said the contamination didn’t pose a health risk because lactoferrin, an iron-binding protein used in food supplements, is a minor ingredient in the final products that are sold to consumers. New Zealand company Fonterra sparked a global recall of infant formula made with its ingredients this month after tests found a bacteria that can cause botulism.

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A man ride a bicycle passed the location of international hospital belong to provincial government. The development plan of international hospital (RSI) by Bali government continues to reap constraints.

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The pressure of world economic crisis does not only have an impact on the slowing down to the economic growth in many countries.

DENPASAR - The pressure of world economic crisis does not only have an impact on the slowing down to the economic growth in many countries. However, such condition also has an impact on the sluggish export market, primarily the souvenir export of Bali. Chairman of the Bali SME Forum, Wayan Suarembawa, said that the orders of wooden souvenir from the consumer countries such as the U.S. and European countries had showed a significant decrease since the beginning of this year. As a result, the SME sector development in Bali was also affected. “Non-conducive global economic condition has an impact on the export activity of Bali handicrafts. As a result, this sector may lose orders from the exporters,” said Wayan Suarembawa in Denpasar, Monday (Aug 19).


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Kingpin of sanctified effigy theft case arrested Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Hard work of Klungkung Police to uncover a series of case related to sanctified effigies (pratima) began to find a clue. After a lengthy investigation, police successfully arrested Abdul Razak, 48, one of the kingpins behind the theft of sanctified effigies in Klungkung. The success of Klungkung Police was inseparable from the support of the Sukasada Police, Buleleng, where the culprit was arrested together in a boarding house owned by Ketut Sandi at Pesinggahan Village, Dawan, Wednesday (Aug 14). Spokesperson of Klungkung Police, I Made Sudanta, said on Monday the culprit was initially arrested together because he was put on the wanted list (DPO) of Sukasada Police, Buleleng, in the case of special theft at the beginning of 2013. However, after developing the case, the culprit was also involved in the theft case of sanctified effigies in nine temples in Klungkung. This laborer from Pancoran hamlet, Panji Anom village, Sukasada, was finally taken directly to the Bali Police. After the arrest, Sudanta said that police instantly inspected the boarding

house of the culprit. Police immediately seized personal items having been purchased from the results of sanctified effigy theft like a crow, blue diary, bill of clove sale, trousers, black cabinets, fans, eleven pieces of clothes, five shorts, gloves, black staples, underwear, slippers, hats, memory card up to a screwdriver and key. Aside from Adbul Razak, police also seized her girl friend, Jumatin, 33, where her boarding house was incidentally adjacent to that of the culprit at Pesinggahan village. Apparently Jumatin was alleged to play a role as

the fence of stolen goods by Abdul Razak. After seizing the Jumatin’s room, police found some evidences in the form two betel nut pistons made of brass, two silver rings, a small gem, 50 pieces of suspected perforated coins alleged to have been stolen by Razak, two dagger hilts alleged to have been stolen in Tabanan, a fan, a cupboard allegedly purchased from the sale of gold from the theft of sanctified effigies in the Dalem Silaadri Temple. Then, the results of stolen sanctified effigies in the Siladri Temple were also alleged to have

been used to buy shirts and pants for Jumatin. Police also found the mercury jerrycan owned by Razak, a handful of tamarind paste (used to purify gold), cellular phone as well as yarn and raffia rope. Sudanta said that other than capturing Abdul Razak and Jumatin, police then searched for the other fugitives, namely four friends of Abdul Razak with initials HM, MF, MFU and AR. Meanwhile, another was the boss of Abdul Razak with initials PI. “From the arrest of Abdul Razak and Jumatin alias Titin, police are still investigating further in the Bali Police in order to reveal the relationship to the other theft case occurred in Bali,” said Sudanta, Monday. Sanctified effigy theft was rife enough in Klungkung. A total of nine temples had been burglarized throughout 2013. Starting last March, the theft case of sanctified

effigy occurred in three temples at Pangi village, Dawan subdistrict. They were the Puseh, Pasek and the Kori Agung Tangkas Temple. In the following month, it happened to Sida Rahayu Temple, Sidayu village, Banjarangkan subdistrict. A similar case also occurred at Nyalian, Banjarangkan subdistrict on June 11. At Nyalian Village, three temples were targeted by the thief namely the Dalem Silaadri, Ulun Suwi, Puncak Sari and Melanting Temple. Finally, the theft of sanctified effigies occurred at Losan hamlet, Takmung village, Banjarangkan, namely in the Dalem and Puseh Temple. In the Puseh Temple, the thief could take away 13 stalks of gold flowers and 1,000 pieces of original perforated coins. Meanwhile, in the Dalem Temple the thief did not get anything because the sanctified effigies were stored outside the temple. (kmb31)

To end polemics on reclamation

Coastal residents asks governor to be decisive

Semarapura (Bali Post)—

The decision of Governor of Bali to revoke the Decree No.2138/02-C/HK/2012 on the Conferment of Permit and Rights for Utilization, Development and Management of Benoa Bay waters was positively welcomed by coastal communities in Klungkung County. However, the lack of certainty to completely close the reclamation plan resulted in another worry for them. They asked the Governor of Bali to act decisively and terminate the polemic on the Benoa Bay reclamation. Such demand was confirmed by Headman of Kusamba, Dawan, Klungkung, Ketut Winastra, Monday (Aug 19). According to him, if the decree was indeed revoked based on many aspirations and input from various elements of the community, both from the academia, NGOs, religious leaders and the Bali House, the governor should decisively end the polemics about the reclamation. Various elements of the society above had

repeatedly stated their rejection to the reclamation. Winastra said the decisive attitude of the governor could be indicated with certainty that the Benoa Bay reclamation plan had been absolutely closed. There should be no longer revision of the rules of law that opened the opportunity for reclamation through the making of Directive Regional Bylaw on Zoning System and the Bylaw on the Zoning of Coastal Areas and Small Islands. “There must be no longer reclamation plans and this polemic must be ended. The governor has to explicitly cancel the reclamation plan,” he said. Decision on the revocation of the decree, said Winastra, had not made his residents at Kusamba breathe freely whether the reclamation effort had been absolutely closed as the expectation of coastal communities in general. Residents of Kusamba mostly having livelihood as fishermen, salt farmers and porters at traditional crossing port also had

a determination like the residents of Tanjung Benoa to reject the Benoa Bay reclamation. Residents of Kusamba reasoned they had undergone the aftermath of reclamation on Serangan Island. Moreover, the acreage of reclamation plan reached 838 hectares. According to local residents, previously the Kusamba fishermen could moor three rows of traditional boat or jukung at the coastal area, but later they could only do for a single boat. So, if there was any reclamation, local people especially fishermen worried because there would be no location at Kusamba to moor their boats. Such worries were also expressed by the Head of the Segara Wisesa Fishermen Group of Kusamba, Dewa Gede Wira, last Monday. He also asked the governor to decisively stop the reclamation plan because it had been opposed by various groups in society. He argued the Benoa Bay reclamation would only provide environmental damage of volume

Tanjung benoa, the arae where reclamation is planned II for Kusamba residents because they were previously afflicted by the impact of environmental damage due to reclamation to Serangan Island. A total of 220 families at Kusamba worked as fishermen, 40 families as salt farmers and

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hundreds of others as porters in the traditional port of Kusamba. Most of them, said Dewa Wira, expected the leader of Bali to hear the aspirations of small communities and to end the polemic for the survival of Bali’s nature as a whole. (kmb31)

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KUTA - The Grand Istana Rama Hotel held various competitions to enliven the 68th anniversary of the Indonesia’s Independence Day. The event attended by staff and hotel guests looked familiar and full of togetherness. The competition held consisted of eating crackers, pouring water into a bottle with covered eyes, relay races using a spoon to move marbles, Pop Quiz – motion guess, beer drinking contest, and a contest to collect flags existing at the pool. At the night of August 17, 2013, the Grand Istana Rama presented the Red-and-White Cone in buffet style.

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Calendar Event for August 24 through September 28, 2013 24 Aug Purnama Sasih Kawulu & Tumpek Landep Pura Mutering Jagat Dalem Sidakarya Desa Adat Sidakarya Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel-Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Agung Pasek Tangguntiti Kaler Tabanan Pura Agung Pasek Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Kediri Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuninng Barat Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling -Sengguan Singapadu Pura Kawitan Wangbang Pinatih Peguyangan Singaraja Pura Bujangga Waisnawa Tegalcangkring Tabanan Pura Taman Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Penataran Pande Dalem Batur Jati Banjar Pandean Mengwi Pura Dalem Pingit Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang Pura Dadia Pasek Gelgel-Gobleg Desa Selat Sukasada Buleleng Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Pinatih Tulikup Banjar Menak Tulikup Gianyar Pura Penataran Pande Kusamba-Klungkung Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pamerajan Alit Ubud Pura Batur Arya “Warih Kepaon” Cengolo Sudimara Tabanan Pura Dalem Majapahit Banjar Denuma Kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Dalem batur Bangli Pura Buana Kawan Besakih Pura Ida Ratu Pasek Besakih Pura Dalem Suci Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem 25 Aug Hari Redite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar

28 Aug Buda Wage Ukir Pura Pejenengan Kawitan Arya Tauman Banjar Jelantik Kuri Batu Desa Tojan Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih (Alit) Besakih Pura Pasek bendesa Pasar Badung Legian Kuta Pura Gede Gunugn Agung D u k u h Munggu Badung Hyang Agung Pura Ibuwanasari Tegal Pura Puseh, Desa di Bebablang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Selat Kerobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Desa Sading Mengwi Badung Pemerajan Sareng Kangin Baleran Ubud 3 Sep Anggarkasih Kulantir Pura Penataran Tangkas Sukawati Pura Dalem Lagan Bebalang Bangli Pura Puseh Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Penulisan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Gaduh Sanding Pura Dalem Gandamayu Klungkung Pura Sang Hyang Tegal Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang 4 Sep Tilem Sasih Karo Banjar Pasek Tangkas Pasekan Kaler Tabanan Pura Gaduh Benoh Ubung Denpasar 8 Sep Redite Keliwon Tulu Pura Dalem Alas Harum Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kediri Tabanan 9 Sep Soma Umanis Tulu Pura Puseh Bale Agung Ubung Kupang Penebel Tabanan Pura Kawitan Sakula Gotra Pasung Grigih Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kaba kaba

Kediri Tabanan Pura Paibon Tangkas Kori Agung Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Pura Batu Medeg Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Penatih banjar saba 11 Sep Buda Pon Tulu Pura Catur Buana Sanding Tampaksiring 12 Sep Wrespati Wage Tolu Pura Peninjoan Besakih 18 Sep Buda Kliwon Gumbreg Pura Pasek Gelgel kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mambang Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Puseh, Desa Guwang Sukawati Pura Dalem Setra Batu Nanggul Desa Swana Nusa Penida Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Ketewel 19 Sep Purnama Sasih Ketiga Pura Gunung Sari Lombok Pura Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Kubu Karangasem Pura Pedharman Arya Telabah Besakih Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah Desa Batur kintamani Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Salahin Desa Suwat Gianyar 25 Sep Buda Paing Wariga Pura Pasek Gaduh Kayubihi Bangli 28 Sep Hari Tumpek Uduh Pura puseh, desa Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Desa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih

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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Actor Lee Thompson Young found dead at age 29 Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Lee Thompson Young, who began his acting career as the teenage star of the Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” and was featured in the film “Friday Night Lights” and the series “Rizzoli & Isles,” was found dead Monday, police said. He was 29. There was no official cause of death, but Young’s manager, Paul Baruch, said the actor “tragically took his own life.” Young’s body was found at his North Hollywood home by police Monday morning after he failed to show up for work on TNT’s crime drama “Rizzoli & Isles,” police Officer Sally Madera said. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned and pronounced him dead at the scene, she said. Los Angeles police robbery-homicide detectives and the Los Angeles County coroner’s office were investigating because it is a high-profile death, she said. Madera had no details about the cause of death.

In the TNT series, Young played fledgling police Detective Barry Frost, who’s computer savvy but squeamish. Earlier Monday, the channel announced it was renewing the series that stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. “We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. ... Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and offscreen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace,” TNT, studio Warner Bros. and series producer Janet Tamaro said in a joint statement. They sent condolences to his mother and other family members. According to a biography from TNT,

Young was inspired to pursue acting when, at age, 10, he played Martin Luther King Jr. in a play in Young’s hometown of Columbia, South Carolina. In 1998, Young began starring in “The Famous Jett Jackson,” playing a TV action hero who returns to his roots for a less high-profile life. The series ran until 2001. Young followed it with roles in TV series, including “The Guardian,” ‘’Scrubs” and “Smallville” and in the films “Akeelah and the Bee” and “The Hills Have Eyes II.” Young joined “Rizzoli & Isles” when it debuted in 2010. “I’m the youngest member of the cast, so I really take advantage of the wealth of knowledge that I find myself surrounded by,” Young said in a 2011 interview with the website Rolling Out. Young, a graduate of University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, was an as an avid photographer, traveler and student of martial arts, according to his biography.

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Dick Van Dyke uninjured after car fire on freeway Associated Press Writer

L O S A N G E L E S — D i c k Va n Dyke is uninjured after his Jaguar caught fire while he was driving on a Los Angeles freeway. California Highway Patrol officer Saul Gomez

said Monday that the 87-year-old entertainer was not treated or cited at the scene. The officer said witnesses reported the fire just before 2 p.m. Monday and said that an elderly man was slumped over behind the wheel of the flaming

Source: Jennifer Lopez deal with ‘Idol’ imminent

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NEW YORK — A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an “American Idol” judge says her return will be announced this week. The person said Monday that a deal is close to being signed with Lopez, who was an “Idol” judge for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The person wasn’t authorized to comment publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The person says Lopez decided to rejoin the show because its production schedule will allow her to spend more time with her children, 5-year-old twins Emme and Max. Lopez will join returning judge Keith Urban and a third person who hasn’t been announced. Fox has declined to comment on whether Lopez is joining “American Idol” and did not immediately respond to another request for comment Monday. Lopez’s agent did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

car. Passers-by stopped to help the man, whom police and fire officials identified as Van Dyke. Arlene Van Dyke posted a video online that showed her husband speaking with police officers and the remains of his burned-out car. IBP/File Photo

A car passed X-Ray equipment owned by Bali’s police department. The sophisticated X-Ray security device donated by Bali provincial government to Bali Police could not be operated on a daily basis but at any time because the Bali Police lacked of operational costs.

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Provincial government should help operational budget of X-ray Bali Post

DENPASAR - The sophisticated X-Ray security device donated by Bali provincial government to Bali Police could not be operated on a daily basis but at any time because the Bali Police lacked of operational costs. A number of legislators in the Bali House deplored it because the security of Bali was at stake. On that account, the House hoped the Bali Police to immediately submit the operating budget

proposal to Bali government and the House was ready to struggle for it. “Regarding the shortage of operating cost, we ask the provincial government to assist the Bali

Police. If the X-Ray device is only installed at particular moment will be very risky for the safety of Bali,” said the members of Commission I of the Bali House Cok Budi Suryawan (CBS) and Kadek Nuartana in Denpasar, Monday (Aug 19). CBS said that security of Bali was non-negotiable because the region became the world’s tourist destination and venue of international events, especially ahead of the APEC Sum-

mit next October. Therefore, 2 units of X-ray security device financed by the Bali Regional Budget worth nearly IDR 60 billion should be optimized and permanently installed at the entrances such as Padangbai and Gilimanuk Harbor, not only installed at certain moments like this time. If the Bali Police indeed lacked of the operational cost, this Golkar Party politician then added that the House agreed to the additional budget for

the operation of the X-Ray device from Bali government. “If the XRay device is not used every day, it will be risky for the security of Bali. The security of Bali may collapse when it is not installed. So, do not be half-hearted. When lacking of the operational budget, the provincial government must prepare and we are in the House ready to agree,” said the politician from Gianyar.

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Edisi 21 Agustus 2013 | International Bali Post  

Headline : Provincial government should help operational budget of X-ray

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