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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fergie, Duhamel make beautiful baby music together Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Fergie and her husband, Josh Duhamel, are writing songs together, but they’re for an audience of one: their son, Axl. “We have own little home-written songs,” Fergie said in an interview Monday, noting their 3-month-old loves their “little ditties.” “We harmonize and we sing together,” the Black Eyed Peas songstress said before singing part of one tune that began with “Baby you’re my baby” and adding: “We can be quite corny.” She usually sings “Silent Night” to put Axl to sleep because it “sounds like a lullaby.” Fergie also said she and Duhamel play Rockabye Baby! CDs with music from artists like Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin and “mommy’s rap music” from artists like Kendrick Lamar.

As for curse words in rap, she said: “I have to figure out how I’m going to deal with that ‘cause mommy loves her rap.” Axl is the couple’s first child. She and Duhamel say they want a second child and Fergie says she wants to stop at two. The 38-year-old singer said being in “mommy mode” is what prompted her to partner with Unilever’s Project Sunlight campaign that launches Wednesday in conjunction with Universal Children’s Day. She said the initiative is about making the planet a better

place for children. “I have an urge to help children everywhere,” she said. Project Sunlight encourages individuals to take steps “to live more sustainably.” As part of the initiative, UNICEF, the World Food Programme and Save the Children are providing school meals, safe drinking and hygiene education to 2 million children worldwide on Wednesday. Fergie said she and Duhamel are taking steps to “create a brighter future for our children” by driving a hybrid vehicle, recycling and planting an organic garden at their home. She said she’s thinking about returning to work on a solo album at some point in the future. “I’ve got my notebooks, I’ve got my iPhone and I’ve got ideas.” Will any of the songs she and Duhamel co-wrote be included? “You never know,” she said with a laugh. “Maybe we’ll put them on as interludes.”

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Actor Josh Duhamel and his wife singer Fergie pose at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 2013 Art+Film Gala in Los Angeles, California November 2, 2013.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ronaldo’s hat trick sends Portugal to World Cup

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Egypt police fire teargas to clear Tahrir Square

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Police investigate causes of tourist bus accident

Chris Brown due back in LA court to update judge Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom to update a judge on his probation for his 2009 attack on Rihanna. Wednesday’s hearing is the first time Brown has been in court since he was arrested last month in Washington, D.C. A 20-year-old man accused Brown of punching him after he tried to get in a photo with the R&B singer. Brown denied to police that he hit the man but was charged with misdemeanor assault. Since then, the Grammy-winner has entered and left rehab for anger management treatment. Brown’s probation for assaulting Rihanna was briefly revoked this summer after a hitand-run incident. He was also ordered to redo 1,000 hours of community service because there were questions about whether he actually completed his initial penalty.

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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, Chris Brown arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles.

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Two investigator teams from Traffic Section of Denpasar Metro Police and National Police Headquarter Forensic Laboratory of Denpasar Branch organized a crime scene examination, Tuesday (Nov 19).

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DENPASAR - Two investigator teams from Traffic Section of Denpasar Metro Police and National Police Headquarter Forensic Laboratory of Denpasar Branch organized a crime scene examination, Tuesday (Nov 19). Continued crime scene examination was conducted after the fall of tourist bus transporting Chinese travelers into the ravine on Jalan Padang-Padang Beach, Pecatu, South Kuta. As a result, the authorized investigator has not dared to conclude the cause sof the accident.

Chief of Traffic Section of the Denpasar Metro Police, Nuryana, admitted that his party had carried out the crime scene examination at 11:00 a.m. After examining for several hours, his party did not dare to conclude the causes of bus accident claiming six casualties out of 15 passengers. gWe have not known the causes. We are still making the investigation,h he said when asked for his confirmation last Wednesday. In the crime scene examination, the officers checked the location, both at the point where the bus fell down and on the road. There were a breakdown on the road fence and traces of limestone at the ascend-

ing path. Allegedly, the traces of limestone were used to prop the tire before the bus fell into the ravine about 20 meters deep. gProbably, when climbing the bus was not strong enough and jammed. Furthermore, it was blocked up with limestone and then tried to step on the clutch pedal. However, it stalled again,h he said. Well, when it stalled for the second time the engine was off. When the engine was off, the brake automatically did not work, so the bus rolled backwards and crashed into the ravine. gIt is known based on information of the witness. We will find out further information,h affirmed the former Chief of Benoa Harbor Police. Meanwhile, as obser-

vation of Bali Post at location on Tuesday, the National Police Headquarter Forensic Laboratory team of Denpasar Branch had arrived at the scene. The team of five officers came down to location where the tourist bus owned by Bali Happy Travel fall down. They carried a number of tools and checked the bus condition. Even, there were officers who examined by getting into the body of the bus. They checked the condition of tires, brakes and drive shaft of the bus. Meanwhile, the other officers recorded the results of checking. However, when asked about the results, they were reluctant to comment. (kmb21)


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Activities Hanging Gardens hotel now Independent

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Tabanan (Bali Post)— Levee project at Punjuan hamlet, Luwus village, Baturiti, avalanched. Actually, the project of the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) had just been completed three days before. The project valued at IDR 325,210,000 was financed by the state budget 2013. As a result of the disaster, 110 families at local hamlet were at risk of being isolated. Moreover, the avalanche continued to erode the road. because it widened the road from 2.5 meters to about 5 meters. Ironically, before being enjoyed by local people, the levee project had avalanched. Such incident also made local residents alarmed because the avalanched levee lay in the edge of road section to local hamlet. Residents worried if subsequent avalanche would appear and erode the entire road body. Moreover, the entire buffer climbing plants at the location of levee had been totally cleared. “Before the trees were cleared, we were not afraid of the avalanche. Now, the entire trees have been cut down for the levee,” complained Artawan. To avoid any subsequent avalanche, residents prohibited heavy vehicles from passing at the location. Only motorcycles and private cars were allowed to enter. Besides, residents should be extra careful when driving as the avalanche had eroded the edge of main road. “It’s

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The avalanches happen on the side of Punjuan hamlet, Luwus village, Baturiti, Tabanan road. the only way to reach our hamlet. If it collapses, our residents will be totally isolated,” he said. Such incident, said Artawan, had been reported to village authority, including the subdistrict. He hoped the avalanched levee could be

Negara (Bali Post)—

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UBUD - PT Buahan, the owners of Ubud Hanging Gardens, one of Balifs leading boutique hotels, announce today that they will manage the property as an independent hotel, allowing them to introduce a bespoke luxury service to a market driven by unique experiences. Hanging Gardens Ubud, (formerly known as Ubud Hanging Gardens by Orient Express), will extend and develop the hotelfs impeccable Balinese service and focus on the philosophy of understated luxury and privacy. Guests can expect to enjoy an enriched experience as the resort will be able to provide real-time response to the ever-evolving individual needs of todayfs demanding luxury travel consumer. Agents will be able to work directly with the hotel management in order to create tailor-made experiences for their customers. Hidden deep in the heart of Ubudfs rich rainforest preserve; naturefs paradise, this five star boutique hotel with 38 private suites and individual villas, each with its own granite infinity pool, is already well known amongst the discerning international travel elite. Key to the ongoing success of Hanging Gardens Ubud is that all the employees will be retained, ensuring continued service excellence, overseen by incoming GM, John Berndt, who brings to the hotel a deep commitment to product and service excellence, passion for sustainable tourism and an understanding and admiration for Balinese culture. He recently drove the successful rebrand and refresh of the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort. John said, gI am eager to provide the leadership supporting the suburb staff employed from within our local village, complementing their charming and gracious Balinese service. This property is set to lead the way in defining the boutique hotel experience in Bali.h

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addressed. When ignored, residents worried if the avalanche would be getting worse. Moreover, heavy rains continued to flush the area. Up to Tuesday afternoon, there were no signs if the ava-

lanche would be addressed. Residents only posted a caution sign to provide precaution for motorists. Above of the avalanched path followed the Sekar Taman Temple that was always visited by residents. (kmb30)

Shabby toilet, classroom buildings of SMAN 1 Negara unworthy

The condition of SMAN 1 Negara is very dirty

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After three days of completion, road revetment project avalanches

The incident was just known by residents, Monday afternoon (Nov 18) at 5:00 p.m. Before the incident, a heavy rain flushed the location almost for whole day. Allegedly, the construction of the levee was less sturdy so the building suddenly collapsed. The length of avalanched levee was 20 meters with a depth of 20 meters and thickness of 2.5 meters. “Residents found it having avalanched whereas the project had just been completed,” said hamlet chief of Punjuan, Wayan Artawan, Tuesday (Nov 19). He explained the project had been worked on since four months ago. Implementation of the levee was carried out by contractor from Baturiti. According to local residents, they only helped the backfill work. “We really do not know about the quality of construction. Everything is done by the contractor,” he explained. According to Artawan, the levee project actually benefited the residents

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A number of classroom buildings of SMAN 1 Negara high school are damaged so they look shabby. Especially it happens to the buildings on the Northern side of Jalan Sudirman or additional rooms. The three-storied classroom building formerly owned by STITNA/ STIKES suffered a damage because the ceiling is perforated and the wall starts to peel off. According to some students, the three-storied buildings had just been used entirely this year for classroom of grade X. Previously, they were not entirely utilized for classroom. However, this year it had been entirely used because there were additional classes. Based on observation, its condition was indeed less feasible and comfortable for teaching and learning activities. This favorite public school in Negara town seemed to have lost its prestige in terms of the building condition. A number of indoor and outdoor ceilings had been perforated due to age. Moreover, the walls outside the building had also begun to peel off so the framework and brick were visible. In addition, the outdoor and indoor walls were also filled with unclear graffiti made by ballpoints. Similarly, the toilets existing at every corner of the floor looked poorly maintained. They were

shabby due to being dirty and smelly and sometimes it spread into the classroom. Some students said when they started to attend school, condition of the building had been like that, including the existence of the dirty and smelly toilets. On the other hand, the Principal of SMAN 1 Negara, Putu Arya Prapta, confirmed the damage to the buildings on the northern side. When the handover was made, the building previously used for the campus of STITNA/STIKES had been in such condition. The damage had also been reported to the Education Agency. According to him, the damage happened to the roof including the ceiling, walls as well as ceramics that had peeled off. Meanwhile, the graffiti on the wall had not necessarily been made by the students because before the building was fully used by the SMAN 1 Negara in 2010, it was also used by the college. “Before handed over, the building was used by high school at noon and then used by the STITNA/STIKES in the afternoon,” he added. The principal said the support that had been realized was the rehabilitation of two classrooms formerly used for cafeteria. “Previously, since it was damaged, we used it for school cafeteria. Later on after the rehabilitation, it will be used for two classrooms,” he concluded. (kmb26)

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

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

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

Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Science

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Associated Press Writer

NASA launches robotic explorer to Mars

AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls

This photo provided by NASA shows a full moon rising behind the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, Cape Canaveral, Florida.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — NASA’s newest robotic explorer, Maven, rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel the ancient mystery of the red planet’s radical climate change.

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Bali Post SEMARAPURA - Transmission of HIV/AIDS is increasingly apprehensive lately. Ironically, amid the threats, the attempt to prevent or at least to suppress the transmission was minimal. As happened in Klungkung County, the results of estimation made by several related agencies and institutions in Bali indicated that approximately 1,800 people were living with HIV/ AIDS in Klungkung.

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This undated photo provided by GEOMAR shows a Norwegin coral reef with gorgonian and stony corals in Norway. A new international report released Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, reports that greenhouse gases are making the world’s oceans hot, sour and breathless, and the way those changes work together is creating a grimmer outlook for global waters.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Transmission of HIV/AIDS increasingly worrying

Zooplankton decline reported in North Atlantic PORTLAND, Maine — The microscopic creatures that make up a critical link in the ocean food chain declined dramatically the first half of this year in the North Atlantic as ocean temperatures remained among the warmest on record, U.S. scientists say. Springtime plankton blooms off the coast of northern New England were well below average this year, leading to the lowest levels ever seen for the tiny organisms, said Kevin Friedland, a marine scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The absence of the normal surge of plankton in the spring is a concern because that’s when cod and haddock and many other species produce offspring, Friedland said. “The first six months of 2013 can be characterized by new extremes in the physical and biological environment,” Friedland said. The findings come after temperatures off the Northeast U.S. hit an all-time high in 2012. This year, sea surface temperatures during the first six months in the North and Middle Atlantic remained the third warmest on record, Friedland said. The data remains in line with an overall warming of the ocean. The warming ocean worries many fishermen in the North Atlantic. Warm water was blamed for lobsters shedding their shells far earlier than usual in 2012, leading to a glut that caused prices to plummet and created turmoil in the industry in Maine and Canada. Fishermen across New England also have reported finding fish in their nets that are normally found far to the south. Bob Nudd, a lobsterman in New Hampshire, said he’s seeing plenty of black sea bass, a species that he used to see only occasionally. He’s also seeing more shell disease in lobster, something many fishermen blame on the warmer temperatures. “I’m not a scientist and I don’t know how much temperature change it takes to change the system, but I don’t think it’s much. And we’re definitely seeing a warming trend,” said Nudd, 66. “Things are not going to be the way they were in the past. That’s about all I can say about that.”

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The Maven spacecraft is due at Mars next fall following a journey of more than 440 million miles (700 million kilometers). Scientists want to know why Mars went from being warm and wet during its first billion year to cold and dry today. The early Martian atmosphere was thick enough to hold water and possibly support microbial life. But much of that atmosphere may have been lost to space, eroded by the sun. Maven set off through a cloudy sky Monday afternoon in its effort to provide answers. An unmanned Atlas V rocket put the spacecraft on the proper course for Mars, and launch controllers applauded and shook hands over the success. An estimated 10,000 NASA guests gathered for the launch, the most exciting one of the year from Cape Canaveral. The University of Colorado at Boulder, which is leading the Maven effort, was represented by a couple thousand people. “We’re just excited right now

and hoping for the best,” said the university’s Bruce Jakosky, principal scientist for Maven. To help solve this environmental puzzle at the neighboring planet, Maven will spend an entire Earth year measuring atmospheric gases once it reaches Mars on Sept. 22, 2014. This is NASA’s 21st mission to Mars since the 1960s. But it’s the first one devoted to studying the Martian upper atmosphere. The mission costs $671 million. Maven — short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital “N’’ in EvolutioN — bears eight science instruments. The spacecraft, at 5,410 pounds (2,450 kilograms), weighs as much as an SUV. From solar wingtip to wingtip, it stretches 37.5 feet (11.4 meters), about the length of a school bus. Aquestion underlying all of NASA’s Mars missions to date is whether life could have started on what now seems to be a barren world. “We don’t have that answer yet,

and that’s all part of our quest for trying to answer, ‘Are we alone in the universe?’ in a much broader sense,” said John Grunsfeld, NASA’s science mission director. Unlike the 2011-launched Curiosity rover, Maven will conduct its experiments from orbit around Mars. Maven will dip as low as 78 miles (125 kilometers) above the Martian surface, sampling the atmosphere. The lopsided orbit will stretch as high as 3,864 miles (6,218 kilometers). Curiosity’s odometer reads 2.6 miles (4.2 kilometers) after more than a year of roving the red planet. An astronaut could accomplish that distance in about a day on the Martian surface, Grunsfeld noted. Grunsfeld, a former astronaut, said considerable technology is needed, however, before humans can fly to Mars in the 2030s, NASA’s ultimate objective. Mars remains an intimidating target even for robotic craft, more than 50 years after the world’s first shot at the red planet. Fourteen of NASA’s previous 20 missions to Mars have succeeded, beginning with the 1964launched Mariner 4, a Martian flyby. The U.S. hasn’t logged a Mars failure, in fact, since the late 1990s.

It was revealed by Chairman of the AIDS Mitigation Commission (KPA) of Klungkung, Wayan Sumanaya, when met in his office, Tuesday (Nov 19). Sumanaya said the number of AIDS patient was the result of estimation (survey) by Bali Health Agency, Klungkung County, KPA Bali, KPA Klungkung and NGOs. However, it was just the estimation. Meanwhile, people could be stated to suffer from HIV/ AIDS when their white blood cells had been detected based on laboratory results. He asserted that from the estimation of 1,800s, a total of 191 patients had been declared to be positively affected by HIV/AIDS in Klungkung spreading across four subdistricts in Klungkung. “They are mostly in Klungkung subdistrict,” he said. Sumanaya said that of the 191 people living with HIV/ AIDS, apparently the case of 130 patients was transmitted by commercial sex worker (PSK) recently thronging Klungkung region. Most of the victims of the HIV/AIDS, he said, were truck drivers. “The transmission by commercial sex workers is more vulnerable to attack truck drivers lately,” he said. Aside from the prostitutes, his

party also noted that nine HIV/ AIDS cases were spread from mother to baby and nine other cases happened due to drug abuse. Nevertheless, additional new cases of HIV/AIDS in recent years came from prostitutes. Besides, more and more prostitutes thronged Klungkung. At least, it was indicated by the rampant establishment of dimly lit cafés peddling service plus prostitution practices uncontrollably. Not only that, the former quarry had long been suspected to be the location of prostitutes. So far, there had not been any significant solution, at least to suppress the transmission. Even, prostitute sheds increasingly proliferated in the former quarry. He admitted to have made ??various efforts to suppress the rapid transmission of HIV/AIDS, both in the form of outreach to villages and distribution of free condoms that so far was still considered a controversial policy. However, limited budget and low public awareness of the hazards of the HIV/AIDS threat had caused the effort to look fruitless. In practice, the case was getting more widespread and more difficult to control. The Regent of Klungkung, Tjokorda Gede Agung, also recognized the difficulty to at

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Activists doing HIV/AIDS awarness campaign. Transmission of HIV/AIDS is increasingly apprehensive lately. Ironically, amid the threats, the attempt to prevent or at least to suppress the transmission was minimal. least stem the spread of the HIV/ AIDS. “Indeed, it is very difficult to eliminate as a whole. These issues need to be addressed together by the government and customary village. If customary village sees any indi-

cation that a café will be established for prostitution in its territory, it must dare to reject it,” he said. Indeed, the HIV/AIDS case continued to show off an increasing trend. Previously, a total of 159 cases were noted during the period of 2002 to

August 2012. The data were based on the results of Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT), 19 cases of Zero Survey and 19 cases of blood screening at blood transfusion unit in the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) of Klungkung. (kmb31)

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The number of hawkers peddling so far in the area of Kintamani, Bangli, is estimated to increase.

BANGLI - The number of hawkers peddling so far in the area of ??Kintamani, Bangli, is estimated to increase. Latest data owned by the Bangli Culture and Tourism Agency in 2011 indicated the number of hawker was 615 people. They scattered in several locations in the area of tourist attractions such as the restaurant, Kedisan pier and Penelokan. “In the near future, we will make data collection. Possibly, the current number of hawker has been growing,” said the Division Head of Tourism Development and Promotion, Wayan Merta. He said that to restore the image of Kintamani in the eyes of travelers having been tarnished due to the action of hawkers frequently interfering with travelers, his party planned to undertake a

restructuring. Other than providing guidance, his party also planned to immediately relocate the hawkers to location like a shop currently being prepared by local government. As planned, when everything had been ready, hundreds of those hawkers roaming around at Penelokan would be relocated to the existing shops located in the west of the road. It was intended in order the hawkers could be more orderly and well organized. “When the location has been ready, then we will relocate the hawkers. Hopefully, it can be enough to accommodate hundreds of those traders,” he said. Such relocation, added Merta, would also be made ??to hawkers operating at Kedisan pier. However, his party was still waiting for the land that could be taken advantage to accommodate them. To arrange

it, all this time his party had been working with local community leaders. “We’ll propose this plan. Now, it remains in the exploratory stage. Hopefully, as proposed the hawkers can be accommodated at a decent location,” he said. Meanwhile, based on field observation, the coercion committed by hawkers to travelers still frequently occurred. Though having been given an identity card by Bangli government as identification, not all hawkers in Kintamani put on it. “Indeed, many hawkers do not put on their identity card. When asked, some said if their identity card was damaged, while others claimed if theirs has lost. But when the fund has been available, we’ll make the new one for them. By all means, we’ll make data collection of those hawkers first,” he added. (ina)


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Shrimp and milkfish farmers at Budeng have been sluggish within the past few years because their harvest gave unsatisfactory yields. Even, some additional lands previously cultivated actively are now neglected and become dormant land. The problem lies in the maintenance considered difficult because it is vulnerable to weather and disease being difficult to eradicate.

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But lately, the farmers in the small village being famous for their ponds and production of guavas begin to get interested in brackish water crab cultivation. In addition to having relatively easy maintenance, the crab cultivation also enables them to get faster harvest. A number of fish farmers at Yeh Kuning and Air Kuning, Negara subdistrict, also have started running this cultivation. One of the farmers from Yeh Kuning met on Tuesday (Nov 19) said the maintenance was not difficult. It only needed a vacant muddy land like pond. Brackish water crabs were allowed to live wildly in the ponds without hassles to control the water temperature and oxygen circulation. “The price reaches IDR 80,000 per kilogram and the market is widely open. This type of crab is highly in demand among consumers,” said a member of the Bumi Menghijau farmer group from Yeh Kuning. Moreover, the condition of land at Budeng was adjacent to mangrove forest so that allowed for the cultivation of such kind of crab. “All this time, this village has been known as the center for cultivation of vannamei shrimp commodity. However, since it is often attacked by disease, we begin to change and revive the vacant land for the cultivation of brackish water crab,” said Nengah Darna. The community’s effort was inseparable

from the supervision of Jembrana Forest, Maritime and Fisheries Agency, assisting the development of mangrove crab by providing thousands of hatchlings distributed in stages. The Regent of Jembrana I Putu Artha and Deputy Regent I Made Kembang Hartawan said the farming was very suitable to be developed at Budeng having many ponds. Even, they could utilize the former dormant land. For pilot project, according to Regent Artha, the mangrove crabs would be given to three groups, namely the Bumi Menghijau Group at Yeh Kuning village as well as Bayu Segara and Bina Sari Usaha Group at Budeng village. At least, 2,000 crab hatchlings would be given to each group. “We do hope this can help the economy of community and be imitated. Thus, Jembrana will become the center of mangrove crab. Moreover, the market price of this crab is pretty good,” he explained. Besides, the cultivation period was also relatively short namely for 45 days. It was expected to be more profitable. “In the future, we expect that Budeng area can become the center of crab producers. Due to limitations, we bring in the hatchlings from Kediri and Pasuruan,” added Deputy Regent of Jembrana, Made Kembang Hartawan. (kmb26)

Regent Regulation on the prohibition of collecting and refining the oil of clove leaf was issued a few months ago, but a lot of clove oil refineries were still operating. To that end, judicial team of Buleleng government made another operation to discipline the factories violating the Regent Regulation, Tuesday (Nov 19). As a result, three factories of clove oil refinery were found to still operate in three different locations in Busungbiu subdistrict and Seririt subdistrict. The three factories were respectively owned by Darmayasa at Rangdu village, Sudita at Bestala village and Sika at Kekeran village. The three factories were then sealed by the judiciary team. The information mentioned if the owners of the clove leaf oil refinery had closed the factory when the regent issued the Regent Regulation. However, since there were a lot of clove leaf collectors coming to their factory, the owners

finally tried to re-open their factory. The Section Head of Law Enforcement, Buleleng Municipal Police, Ketut Yudhisthira, who led the operation last Tuesday said the closing measure against the clove leaf oil refinery was taken to protect the clove tree against the attack of white-rooted fungus (JAP). Allegedly, the attack occurred due to excessive harvesting of clove leaf on the estate. According to Yudhisthira, the factory claimed to process at least 10-15 quintals of dried clove leaf oil to be refined each day. “Just imagine if people compete to collect their clove leaf for sale, then the leaf under the tree will be exhausted. Actually, the clove leaf is believed to prevent the emergence of the white-rooted fungus attacking clove trees,” he said. (kmb15)

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Anti-government protesters clash with supporters of Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

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CAIRO - Egyptian police fired teargas to drive protesters out of Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Tuesday, breaking up a demonstration commemorating 42 protesters killed two years ago while opposing the government that took power after Hosni Mubarak’s downfall. The rally was aimed against people the protesters felt had “betrayed” the revolution - Mubarak loyalists, the military council that ruled for 17 months after his fall and the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood which won subsequent elections but was ousted by the military in July. But many in the crowd voiced their desire to overthrow what they called the new “military junta”, the government installed by the army after removing Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Several hundred riot police moved in shortly before midnight to clear the few dozen protesters still in Tahrir Square, a Reuters reporter said. Protesters threw rocks and fireworks but left the square shortly after the security forces moved in. A security official said the police decided to clear the square after protesters had tried to storm the headquarters of the Arab League. The authorities would allow them to remain in nearby streets, the official added. “Down with the military regime,” the protesters chanted earlier in the day, a common refrain during the period of army-led government that

followed Mubarak’s downfall. Supporters of army chief General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, who promised stability and elections when he overthrew Mursi in July, also showed up at Tahrir but were chased away by activists. The protesters said the goals of the uprising that toppled Mubarak in 2011 had not been met and accused the security forces of acting with impunity in the intervening two years. Security forces have killed hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members since Mursi was toppled. Thousands have been arrested and the group has been outlawed. “I am not for the Brotherhood. But I sympathise with them because of what happened at Rabaa,” said high school student Salma, referring to a pro-Mursi protest camp in Cairo that was crushed by security forces in August. “It was a horrible massacre. There was more freedom under Mursi.” ASSASSINATION Mubarak’s downfall raised hopes for more political freedoms but Egypt has stumbled through its transition. Since Mursi’s removal, a

wave of militant attacks against the state has further clouded Egypt’s political outlook. A Sinai-based militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, claimed responsibility for the assassination on Monday of a high-ranking security officer, according to a statement posted on a militant Islamist website. Mohamed Mabrouk, the officer, was shot dead outside his home in northeast Cairo. During his troubled year in office, Mursi alienated many Egyptians who accused him of trying to give himself sweeping powers and mismanaging the economy. The army’s subsequent takeover has raised questions about whether Egypt will achieve the democracy hoped for by the activists who took to Tahrir Square in 2011. “We have a president in name but we know Sisi is really in charge. We want freedom and democracy and the military don’t know those things,” said university student Marina Samir, 19. Hadiga al-Hanawy, among about 1,000 demonstrators moving through central Cairo towards the Tahrir area, said: “We do not want Sisi as president. He is a strong defence minister and he should remain in that position. We want a civilian leader.” Many Egyptians believe Sisi would become president if he ran for office.

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GENEVA - World powers aim to reach a preliminary deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program in politically charged talks resuming in Geneva on Wednesday. Seeking to end a long standoff and head off the risk of a wider Middle East war, the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany came close to winning concessions from Iran on its nuclear work in return for some sanctions relief at negotiations earlier this month. Top policymakers from the six have since said that an interim accord on confidence-building steps could finally be within reach. But diplomats caution that differences remain and could still prevent an agreement. Russia is hopeful that a preliminary deal will emerge this week, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. “We hope the efforts that are being made will be crowned with success at the meeting that opens today in Geneva,” he told a news conference on Wednesday. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tehran would not step back from its nuclear rights and he had set “red lines” for his negotiators in Geneva. But Tehran wanted friendly ties with all countries, including the United States. “We want to have friendly relations with all nations, even the

United States,” he told an audience of Basij militiamen. “Death to America,” the militiamen chanted in response, repeating one of the main rallying cries for supporters of the Islamic Republic. The last meeting stumbled over Iran’s insistence that its “right” to enrich uranium be recognized, and disagreement over its work on a heavy-water reactor near Arak, which could yield plutonium for atomic bombs once it becomes operational. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has since indicated a way around the first sticking point, saying Tehran has the right to refine uranium but is not insisting others recognize that right. A U.N. report last week showed Iran had stopped expanding its enrichment of uranium and had not added major new components at Arak since August, when moderate Hassan Rouhani replaced hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president. Nuclear analyst Ali Vaez of the International Crisis Group thinktank said the “body language” showed that the sides were ready for a deal, pointing to Iran slowing its nuclear push and Washington refraining, so far, from imposing more sanctions. “(They) have demonstrated that they are looking to transform stumbling blocks into stepping stones,” Vaez said.

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Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, arrive at a press conference at the end of the Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.


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BUSINESS Agence France-Presse SYDNEY - Virgin Australia chief John Borghetti on Wednesday

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lashed out at “offensive” allegations made by Qantas in an escalating row over foreign ownership, with reports that lawyers had been

called in. It follows Qantas chief Alan Joyce this week blasting what he called a “virtual takeover” of Virgin

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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, a Qantas A-380 takes off in Sydney, Australia.

Australia by foreign airlines, claiming they were working to destabilise the national carrier. On Tuesday, Qantas launched an online campaign against a capital raising by Virgin that could leave 72 percent of the carrier in the hands of Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad. Joyce, who was in Canberra Wednesday to lobby politicians, said it would result in an “unfair playing field”. He claimed the foreign backing allowed Virgin to run at a loss by setting uncompetitively low prices to win customers from Qantas, an allegation Borghetti denied. “To say that Virgin Australia is driven by a strategy of uncompetitively low prices and irrational behaviour is offensive and absurd,” he told the company’s annual general meeting in Brisbane. “The airline is run rationally with good management and a view to creating a long-term sustainable and profitable business.”

PARIS - Growth in advanced economies will pick up speed this year and next, but mostly at a slower pace than forecast as new risks loom, especially from emerging economies, the OECD said on Tuesday. Japan and the eurozone will do slightly better than expected in both years as austerity policies retreat, monetary stimulus is maintained and financial conditions improve, the OECD said. But the US economy will grow less quickly than forecast, with the OECD pointing to political dysfunction in Washington and the eventual tapering of monetary stimulus as factors that could hamper recovery. The organisation, a 34-nation policy forum for developed democracies, revised global growth of gross domestic product down by nearly half a percentage point both this year, to 2.7 percent, and next, to 3.6 percent. In a first estimate for 2015, it foresaw growth of 3.9 percent. Global “outcomes this year and near-term prospects appear a little

weaker than had been expected in May, at the time of the previous Economic Outlook,” the OECD said. The future of monetary stimulus in the United States has become a central risk worldwide, the OECD said, adding to long-standing problems, such as the fragility of eurozone banks and a decade of soaring Japanese public debt. The OECD urged the US Federal Reserve central bank to maintain its ultra-easy monetary policy for some time, and it suggested that the European Central Bank consider extra action to relax monetary conditions if deflationary pressures increased. The latest OECD outlook report said that old worries “have been augmented by new concerns, most notably the possibility of significant financial instability in advanced and, especially, (emerging econo-

mies) during the exit from unconventional monetary policies in the United States.” Emerging economies, until recently a driver of global activity, could become a drag. Moreover, the OECD warned, if political battles in Washington were to make a debt ceiling in the United States binding next year, the outcome could have “extreme” effects on the world economy. Any automatic policy to cut spending by the US government, “could have large adverse effects on the stability and growth of the world economy,” it said. “To prevent the possibility of such disruptive effects”, the debt ceiling currently being fought over in US Congress “should be abolished”. The forecast for US growth in 2013 was slashed to 1.7 percent from 1.9 percent, but edged up to 2.9 percent for 2014. The OECD said that efforts to slow fiscal consolidation in the US and the eurozone were appropriate given slightly improving public fi-

nances and the uncertain economic outlook. Japan on the other hand, must implement “strong fiscal tightening” in order to cut its debt. But despite this overhang, Japan’s recent efforts to jumpstart the economy will bear fruit with the OECD now forecasting 1.8percent growth in 2013 instead of 1.6 percent. In 2014, Japanese growth will slow to 1.5 percent, hobbled by debt. Eurozone still unsteady The OECD said that the eurozone still had the potential to unsettle the world economy and urged the currency bloc to press on with its banking union reform which includes a stringent stress test for banks. The OECD weakened its recession outlook in the currency area this year to contraction of 0.4 percent instead of 0.6 percent, and forecast growth of 1.0 percent in 2014. The OECD noted that the US stimulus policy, spearheaded by outgoing Fed chief Ben Bernanke, had fuelled a global investment

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He added: “We have embraced change and competition and adapted our business to it.” Borghetti is so furious that he is seeking legal advice on whether there are grounds to sue Joyce for defamation, Fairfax Media reported, although the airline could not immediately confirm this. Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand and Etihad already own 63 percent of Qantas’ main domestic rival. Joyce wrote to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and all state governments this week demanding they “fully examine the motives behind the virtual takeover of Virgin Australia by foreign airlines, and to prevent destabilising of the domestic aviation industry, local tourism and jobs”. Qantas said the situation was compounded by the disadvantage it experienced from the restrictions imposed by the Qantas Sale Act when it was privatised in 1995, which limits foreign ownership in the national carrier to 49 percent.

splurge. The benefits of this for emerging economies had become fully evident only when the chairman talked of reducing it. Bernanke’s floated the idea of tapering stimulus earlier this year. The prospect sent the currencies of Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia and India plummeting and pushed crucial foreign investment to the exits. The crisis had cooled since, but growth in these countries would be subdued and the risk of crisis endured. China, less dependent on foreign funds, avoided the brunt of the tapering talk, but the OECD did lower the Chinese growth forecast to 7.7 percent this year, from 7.8 percent, and to 8.2 percent for next year. In China, the OECD said growth was picking up “aided by a small fiscal stimulus and rapid credit expansion that did not slacken until June 2013” when state leadership changed hands. The OECD said that by past standards, “the recovery is subdued, reflecting a marked slowing in potential growth in the past few years”.

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BANGLI - Virtually Bangli has a number of potential traditional markets to be developed. Condition of the market buildings in each subdistrict remains quite decent. Unluckily, the traditional markets are not supported by proper management. As a result, some traditional markets have slumped and even fall into a dead faint. One of them is the Yangapi Market at Tembuku village, Bangli. Abandoned impression can be seen when entering the market area. Dozens of empty stalls looked in damaged condition and unkempt. Actually, at the beginning of its planning and operations, the Yangapi Market has a busy market transaction. Such busy condition at that time cannot continue until these days. The traditional market owned by the government seems dormant. According to Deputy Chairman of the Bangli House, I Made Sudiasa, the Yangapi Market declined due to recent changes in the market management. He told that when the market was established during the administration of Ladip, the Yangapi Market was always crowded with market transaction. Even, many traders in the market came from outside the county such as from Nongan and Menanga, Karangasem. Busy market condition, said Sudiasa, was caused by the setting of good market day at Yangapi Market. The market day was different from that of other markets. “Initial idea of establishing the market during the office of Regent Ladip was remarkable, with the desire to build the people’s economy. At first when it was opened, the transaction was incredible. It happened because the market day was well organized,” he said. However, continued Sudiasa, the

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Virtually Bangli has a number of potential traditional markets to be developed. Unluckily, the traditional markets are not supported by proper management. As a result, some traditional markets have slumped and even fall into a dead faint.

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market management of Yangapi slowly changed in keeping with the changes of policy holder. It was unknown why the market day of Yangapi Market was then made the same as that of a few other markets. Of course, such change made the condition of Yangapi Market formerly bustling became deserted by degrees. Later on, many traders and buyers preferred to transact in other markets. Additionally, this politician from Undisan village, Tembuku, also lamented the lack of breakthrough made by the government in revitalizing the Yangapi Market today. Government seemed to have ignored that market condition that had begun to be destroyed. As a result, the Yangapi Market looked ineffective. Even, Sudiasa deplored the market condition where the place to make transaction had been converted into a residence. Some kiosks that supposed to be leased for a place to sell had been taken advantage for a boarding house. “The current conditions have touched our concern,” he added. Related to that matter, the Head of Bangli Revenue Service (Dispenda), Ketut Riang, did not dismiss such condition when asked for his confirmation. Even, he said that it was a classic problem faced within the past few years. As delivered by Sudiasa, the sluggish

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market transaction at Yangapi was admitted to have been caused by poor market day arrangement. All this time, the market day of Yangapi coincided with that of Bangbang traditional market. “I think the market day is the same as that of Bangbang Market. Meanwhile, the people used to shop at Yangapi Market were mostly from Bangbang. That’s why they preferred to shop at the closer market,” he said. In addition, the sluggish condition of Yangapi Market was also caused by the location that was not too far away from Metra Market and a number of other traditional markets. Related to it, his party claimed to have not been able to organize the market further. In this case, the Revenue Service tended to handle the issues related to levy collection. Meanwhile, the arrangement of facilities and infrastructure of the market was under the authority of the Industry and Trade Agency. “Since April 2013, the authority has been handed over to the Industry and Trade Agency and full authority will be made in 2014. Arrangement of the market facilities is fully under the Industry and Trade Agency. Meanwhile, we at the Revenue Service only handle the matter of levies,” he said. Nevertheless, with the Industry and Trade Agency his party would perform data collection of the traditional market in Bangli. “In the future, we will make data collection to inventory the number of existing markets. In the field, we will also collect information so as to know about the real condition of the market thoroughly to further make arrangement and grouping of traders as well as prepare the infrastructure and facilities needed,” he said. (ina)

Agrotourism is similar to what might have been carried out by the figure Robinson Crusoe in the novel authored by Daniel Defoe. It is the form of tourism taking advantage of rural culture as tourist attraction. Its focus lies on cultural landscape. Itís worth noting here that the culture does not only include the arts and tradition, but culture in the general sense as in the seven universal elements of culture that also embrace the system of livelihood, equipment, technology, language, religion and so forth. Actually itís a comprehensive and sustainable tourism development. By this, local people are enabled to be widely involved in various activities, not merely as passive spectators. On the other hand, through this activity visitors have a good opportunity to get acquainted with many aspects of rural life, starting from agricultural occupation, local products, traditional culinary, custom and tradition as well as lifestyle of local people. In agricultural field, for instance, there are areas producing characteristic local variety of rice like at Penebel; snakefruit at Pupuan and Sibetan; strawberry at Bedugul; and tangerine at Bondalem and Tejakula to name a few. Then what is making different from that of other regions across the archipelago? This disparity concerns with the tradition and lifestyle. In Bali, visitors will be able to see that local farmers have traditional organization managing the irrigated and non-irrigated farming named subak. Uniquely, they perform ritual to express their gratitude to God on the prosperity obtained from farming on particular days and specifically on Tumpek Bubuh. Moreover, this kind of tourism will bring visitors closer to nature and other rural activities beyond farming. Even, they can participate in those activities. For instance, if Bali has rich traditional dances, visitors can join to learn some of them. As a result, visitors do not only visiting Bali to feel the pleasure of touring, watching cultural performance and seeing the enchanting panoramas, but also experiencing in person the local lifestyle. Other than agricultural-related activities, Bali retains a wide variety of unique ones that are worth visiting. There are handicraft making, traditional painting, (seasonal) coffee harvesting, fishing and many more. And if possible, they can stay with the local community. Visitors participated in agrotourism are ideally expected to be more active than the average tourists while on trips. In essence, there are some categories of activity in agrotourism namely the family-oriented activities like sporting and cycling; participatory activities like learning to dance and cook traditional food; nature-oriented activities like horse riding, elephant safari, trekking; farming-related activities like seasonal harvesting, exploring local fruits at traditional market and so forth. These activities can complete the existing tourism product. In Bali, this tourism has become an alternative to avoid the market saturation of those very same products. Agrotourism does not only enrich the existing tourism products and provide alternative to visitors. To local community, it poses an empowerment that enables to them get involved in the tourist activities. In general, it will make an even distribution of tourist visits to villages and working opportunity. To sum up, this communitybased tourism will make available more opportunity to wider community. Hopefully there will be no cases like the closing access to see the beautiful view of terraced rice field as the fieldís owner gets nothing from ëhis property of attraction.í By this development, at least the land owner gets additional benefits from valued asset he has apart from his harvest. By doing so, he would feel the benefit of tourism while remaining cultivating his land. Do you think he will sell his land providing him with such double impacts?


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MADRID - Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and ex prime minister Li Peng could face arrest when travelling abroad over allegations they committed genocide in Tibet, a Spanish court ruled on Tuesday, in a case Beijing has dismissed as absurd. Two Tibetan support groups and a monk with Spanish nationality brought the case against the former leaders in 2006 using Spanish law, which allows suspects to be tried for human rights abuses committed abroad when a Spanish victim is involved. The two former leaders and three other high-ranking officials who worked in the government in the 1980s and 1990s, are accused of human rights abuses in the Himalayan region. Although it is unlikely the leaders will end up in a Spanish dock, the case is reminiscent of the arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in London in 1998 after a warrant was issued by former Spanish magistrate Baltasar Garzon. Last month, another ruling by the same Spanish court indicted former Chinese president Hu Jintao for alleged genocide in Tibet. China’s government denounced that move as interfering with its internal affairs. China’s foreign ministry spokesman, Hong Lei, said at a daily news briefing that Beijing has “sought

clarification from Spain” about the latest ruling. Tuesday’s court order will now trigger arrest warrants which in turn could result in the suspects being arrested when they travel to Spain or other countries which recognize orders signed by Spain. If the report is true, Hong said China expresses “strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition” to the Tibetan support groups in Spain for “repeatedly manipulating the issue”. Zhu Weiqun, chairman of the ethnic and religious affairs committee of China’s top advisory body to parliament, said the case was absurd, in comments published by Chinese state media on Tuesday before the ruling. “If some country’s court takes on this matter, it will bring itself enormous embarrassment,” Zhu said. “Go ahead if you dare.” Communist Chinese troops took control of Tibet in 1950. China says it “peacefully liberated” the remote mountainous region that it says was mired in poverty, exploitation and

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Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, center, and Siim Kallas, Vice President of the European Commission, left, accompanied by delegates tour the EU-China Exhibition on Urban Development held in Beijing, China Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. economic stagnation. Tibet’s Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, fled to India in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule. Exiled Tibetan groups are cam-

paigning for the return of the Dalai Lama and self-rule for their region. More than 120 Tibetans have set themselves alight in protest against Chinese rule since 2009, mainly in heavily

ethnic Tibetan areas of Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai provinces rather than in what China terms the Tibet Autonomous Region. Most of those who set themselves on fire have died.

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Mogadishu - Food and medical supplies have begun to arrive in Somalia’s northeastern Puntland region, badly hit by a ferocious storm and flooding, the United Nations has said. The UN World Food Programme has sent 340 tonnes of food, enough for 4,000 households for a month, while Puntland’s government has sent 32 trucks of supplies. The local government in the semiautonomous region has said as many as 300 people were feared to have been killed in the aftermath of the storm, but the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in an update released late Monday that 80 were so far confirmed dead. “From 650 medical consultations conducted so far, information gathered confirms 80 reported deaths, mostly of children and the elderly who were most vulnerable to hypothermia and exposure,” UNOCHA said. However, livestock on which the majority of rural population depend has been badly hit. “Thousands of livestock are reported dead as a

Mexico City - Mexican authorities have caught 220 undocumented migrants in operations across the country, many from Central America and some from as far away as India, Armenia and Romania, officials said Tuesday. Agents from the National Migration Institute found 26 Guatemalans, five Hondurans, five Indians and one Salvadoran during inspections at bus stations and highways in the central state of Queretaro, the agency said in a statement, without specifying when the operations took place. Migrants from India and other South Asian countries have been caught in Mexico in recent years, joining thousands of Central Americans who try to reach the United States every year. The migration institue said migrants who are caught without documents are taken to migration facilities before facing administrative proceedings. The latest operations also led to the capture of another 32 Guatemalans, eight Salvadorans, six Hondurans and eight Ecuadorans in the central state of Hidalgo. The institute said 86 other Central Americans were found in hotels, bus stations and highways in the central state of Puebla and the northern state of Nuevo Leon, which borders the United States. Various operations in the Pacific peninsula of Baja California captured five US citizens, one Peruvian, one Romanian, one Armenian and 12 Central Americans without legal documents. Another 21 Central Americans were stopped in Coahuila, which also borders the United States, the final destination of migrants taking the risky route across Mexico. Some 140,000 foreigners, mostly Central Americans, illegally enter Mexico every year on their way to the United States, according to official estimates. Many face theft, extortion, rape and even murder at the hands of organized crime groups.

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In this photo released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team, women walk with the possessions they are able to carry as they arrive at a displaced persons camp in Jowhar town in Somalia Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. However, the rate of attacks has tumbled in the past two years, prompted partly by the posting of armed guards on boats and navy patrols. Ethiopia and Djibouti, both neighbours of Somalia, have also sent aid shipments. Somalia has been riven by civil war since the collapse of the central government in 1991. Impoverished Puntland, which forms the tip of the Horn of Africa, has its own government, although unlike neighbouring Somaliland, it has not declared independence from Somalia.

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Aid arrives for Somalia’s cyclone hit Puntland region

consequence of icy rain... anecdotal evidence suggests a less than 10 percent survival rate for livestock in the hardest hit areas,” the report added. Infamous pirate hotspots such as the port of Eyl -- from where Somali gunmen have launched attacks far out into the Indian Ocean -- are some of the worst affected. Coastal destruction caused by a 2004 tsunami was widely seen as being one trigger for a surge in attacks off Somalia, peaking in January 2011 when the pirates held 736 hostages and 32 boats.

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JAKARTA - President Wednesday suspended cooperation with Australia over the sensitive issue of people smuggling, denouncing Canberra’s “Cold War” behaviour following allegations its spies tapped his phone. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced that cooperation with its southern neighbour in a number of areas would be temporarily halted, including military exercises and intelligence exchanges. But the most important for the Australians will be in the key area of people smuggling, as Canberra seeks to stem a flow of thousands of asylum seekers arriving by boat from Indonesia. Yudhoyono said that “coordinated military cooperation” between Jakarta and Canberra, which includes joint work on people smuggling, would be halted “until everything is clear”. “For me personally, and for Indonesia, the wiretapping by Australia... is difficult to comprehend,” an angry Yudhoyono told reporters. “This is not the Cold War era.” Cooperation with Australia on exchanging intelligence and sharing information would also be suspended as well as joint military exercises, the president said. He was speaking after a meeting at

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the presidential palace in Jakarta with Indonesia’s ambassador to Australia who was recalled earlier this week over the scandal. It was the latest angry outburst from Indonesia over reports, based on documents leaked by US intelligence fugitive Edward Snowden, that Australian spies tried to tap the phones of the president, his wife and ministers. On Tuesday, Yudhoyono publicly lambasted Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Twitter for what he said was a lack of remorse over the allegations, first reported in Australian media. Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa earlier said Indonesia would downgrade ties with Australia, telling reporters: “Like taps, we are closing off areas of cooperation one by one.” Asylum seekers are a flashpoint issue in Australia, and stopping the influx of thousands of would-be refugees who board boats in Indonesia is a priority of Abbott’s new government. He partly won power in September with a series of hardline policies to stem the flow of asylum boats, including turning vessels back to Indonesia when it is safe to do so. Yudhoyono’s decision to suspend cooperation in several areas came after Abbott again refused to apologise

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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Wednesday suspended cooperation with Australia over the sensitive issue of people smuggling, denouncing Canberra’s “Cold War” behaviour following allegations its spies tapped his phone. Wednesday over the scandal. “I do understand how personally hurtful these allegations have been, these reports have been, for him and his family,” he told parliament. “I do note there have been allegations and even admissions in the past on this subject, people didn’t overreact then and I certainly don’t propose to overreact now.” Abbott appeared to be referring to an admission by Jakarta’s former intelligence chief to similar spying operations by Indonesia in the past, reported in the Australian media Wednesday. The Australian and the tabloid

Sydney Daily Telegraph both cited comments from a 2004 television interview with Indonesia’s retiring intelligence chief Abdullah Mahmud Hendropriyono, in which he said all governments tapped each other’s communications. He admitted that Jakarta had eavesdropped on the phone calls of Australian politicians, had tapped Australian civil and military communications and even bugged the Australian embassy in Jakarta during the East Timor crisis in 1999. At the time, no apology was sought by then Australian prime minister John Howard.

The leaked documents, reported by the ABC and the Guardian newspaper, showed that Australia’s electronic intelligence agency tracked Yudhoyono’s activity on his mobile phone for 15 days in August 2009, when Labor’s Kevin Rudd was prime minister. At least one phone call was reportedly intercepted. The list of tracking targets also included Yudhoyono’s wife Ani, Vice President Boediono -- who was in Australia last week -- former vice president Jusuf Kalla, the foreign affairs spokesman, the security minister and the information minister, the reports said.

Mount Sinabung erupts three times

MEDAN - Mount Sinabung in Karo district of North Sumatra, erupted three times on Wednesday morning, hurling volcanic ash into the sky. Head of Data Center of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a short text message that the first eruption took place at 2:40 am belching volcanic ash some 2,000 meters into the air. The second eruption took place at 4.05 am with volcanic ash flying 1,000 meters in a northwest direction. Meanwhile, the third eruption occurred at 6:19 am, with ash reaching 2,500 meters heading in a northeastern direction. According to a report from the

Vulcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG), Mount Sinabung still has high potential for follow-up tremors. It has been spewing glowing lava during the past three days, so its eruptions are likely to become more dangerous. The character of its eruptions has been the same as that of Mount Merapi in Java. The PVMBG still maintains the Moutn Sinabung alert status at level 3, which means local residents have to abandon the surrounding areas in the radius of 3 kms. Villagers from seven hamlets, namely Desa Mardinding, Desa Gurukinayan, Desa Sukameriah, Desa Berastepu, Desa Gamber, Desa Bekerah, and Desa Simacem have been recommended to evacuate. However, residents of a number of other villages, which have not yet

received recommendations, have also vacated their homes, fearing ash and sand rains. These villages include Desa Temberun, Desa Kotatonggal, Desa Sigarang Desa Sukanalu and Desa Kutatengah. Mount Sinabung has been erupting since the beginning of this month. A total of 5,962 people living near Mount Sinabung have been evacuated. Those affected by the disaster have left their homes and plantations to live in temporary shelters. Most of them are farmers growing vegetables and fruits, such as chilli, tomato, orange and citrus. “The government and local banks are considering rescheduling the maturity of credits extended to farmers. If necessary, we will give them more credits to enable them to rebuild their businesses using the credit fund after

the disaster,” Coordinating Minister for Peoples Welfare, Agung Laksono, said here on Sunday. Volcanic material spewing from Mount Sinabung on November 12 destroyed 1,893 hectares of citrus plantations in Tanah Karo and impacted fruit production. “The number of damaged citrus plantations may increase as the data was only gathered from five sub-districts located near Mount Sinabung,” the Head of Karo Districts Agriculture Office, Agustoni Tarigan, said on Wednesday. The 1,893 damaged plantations are located in five sub-districts, namely Merdeka, Berastagi, Namanteran, Simpangempat and Payung. In fact, data from the local agriculture office show there are around 14,000 citrus plantations in Karo District.

Low production is estimated to last until next year, as the effect of the volcanic material will be felt during the next harvest. The local administrations plan to rejuvenate damaged citrus plantations will have to wait until Mount Sinabungs eruptions have stopped. Mount Sinabung has erupted several times since September this year. The volcano, which is located 2,460 meters above sea level, erupted again on Sunday at 3:58 pm. Karos administration has set aside a budget to provide 165,000 citrus seedlings for local farmers to enable them to replace old trees. “Providing the seedlings is one of the efforts being made to conserve and develop one of Karos typical fruits, as many of the citrus trees were old and suffering from diseases,” Tarigan stated.


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Bedulu Museum

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IBP GIANYAR - This Museum of Statue is a field archeological museum. It has been built since 1960 under the supervision of Bali’s Archeological Regional Office and was opened for public in 1974. In this building there is a collection of archeological remains dated back at pre-History of Bali.

This Museum is located between Pejeng and Bedulu village, by the side of the road to Tampak Siring. The distance from Penataran Sasih temple to the Museum is about 400 m. There are a lot of domestic and foreign tourists visiting this museum. They visit this place in order to look at the archeological remains or for doing a research. Among the collection of pre-Historical re-

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International mains, there are also some stuff made of stones, bones and so forth, the most attractive sight is some sarcophaguses originating from several places in Bali. In general the sarcophagus as are in the form of turtle, having bulges at its sides and decorated with a mask showing a big overlooking eyes, open mouth or joking with its tongue coming out. Other collection, among other things is some bronze statues, etc.

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Ferrari: 2014 F1 title-winning car vital regardless of Alonso future

Ferrari thinks it is ‘vital’ that it finally produces a championship-winning car next year, regardless of the impact it could have on Fernando Alonso’s Formula 1 future. Alonso proved his qualities again this season after clinching second place in the drivers’ championship despite having what was essentially the fourth quickest car. On the back of mid-season frustrations from Alonso that the team’s performance had fallen away over the campaign, there was intense speculation about his future, with McLaren in particular interested in luring him at one stage. Alonso is likely to be targeted by rivals for 2015, especially if Ferrari’s performances under the new F1 regulations are not up to scratch. Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali does not feel that there is any extra pressure on the team for Alonso’s sake though. “For me, it is vital that we deliver a good car for all of us,” said Domenicali when asked about the pressure of delivering a good car for Alonso. “His frustration is our frustration - if you are not able to give a good car or a fast enough car to a driver who is always fighting like hell up to the right moment. “It is very important that we focus on how we develop the car in the future. That is a priority I would say.” Domenicali said he had no doubts about the brilliance of Alonso again this season on the back of him finishing behind Vettel in the standings. “It is a great achievement because being assured of second with the problems we had during the season, above all in the second part of it, means he did a great job,” he said. “This is a point of starting again. After so many years of being second it is the right moment to move up a position.”

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso (R) of Spain drives out of the pit lane during the qualifying session of the Austin F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin November 16, 2013.

Heat win 4th straight, top Hawks 104-88

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MIAMI — Chris Bosh scored 19 points, Mario Chalmers went on a personal 9-0 run in a 39-second spurt of the pivotal third quarter as the Miami Heat topped the Atlanta Hawks 104-88 on Tuesday for their fourth straight victory. Bosh shot 8 of 9 for the Heat, who got 17 points from Ray Allen and 13 from LeBron James. A 15-2 run in the third quarter gave Miami all the room it needed, even on a night when Dwyane Wade sat out to rest. Mike Scott scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which got 12 points apiece from Al Horford and Pero Antic. Atlanta’s Kyle Korver made three 3-pointers, extending his streak to 84 consecutive

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games with at least one make from beyond the arc, five shy of matching Dana Barros’ NBA record. Houston’s Terrence Jones scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets over the Boston Celtics 109-85 for their third straight victory. Jones was 10 of 12 from the field as the Rockets shot 57 percent as a team, including 72 percent in the first half in building a 24-point

Miami Heat guard Ray Allen (34) goes up for a shot against Atlanta Hawks forward Gustavo Ayon (14) of Mexico, and center Al Horford, right, of the Dominican Republic, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 in Miami. Allen scored 17 points as the Heat defeated the Hawks 104-88.

halftime lead. Patrick Beverley chipped in 16 points, James Harden added 15 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Dwight Howard had 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Rockets raced out to a 17-point, first-quarter lead and were never threatened. Courtney Lee had 17 points, Avery Bradley added 11 and Jared Sullinger had 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench for Boston, which lost its fourth in a row. At Auburn Hills, Michigan, Rodney Stuckey scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half as the Detroit Pistons beat the New York Knicks 92-86 for the first time in eight meetings. Josh Smith added 19 points for the Pistons, who led 71-63 after three quarters and scored the first seven points of the fourth. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 25 points.


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Sp rt Mandzukic and Srna steer Croatia to World Cup Reuters

ZAGREB - Croatia hit top gear at crunch time to beat Iceland 2-0 in the return leg of their World Cup playoff on Tuesday and qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil despite playing nearly an hour with 10 men. Striker Mandzukic gave the Croatians a 27th-minute lead before he was sent off for a vicious foul on Johann Gudmundsson but captain Darijo Srna sealed their berth in next year’s 32-nation tournament shortly after the break, following a goalless stalemate in the reverse fixture in Reykjavik on Friday. The result was also gratifying for Croatia’s new coach Niko Kovac as he kept a seemingly rudderless ship afloat in the first leg after taking over from Igor Stimac, who was sacked following a poor run in which Croatia picked up only one point from their last four Group A games.

“I want to thank Stimac for steering us into the playoffs but most of all I wish to thank the players for leaving it all out there on the pitch tonight, hence I am very proud of them,” Kovac told Croatian television after an action-packed match on a chilly night in Zagreb. “These two crunch games they’ve played under my tenure have put their character and team spirit to the fore. I hope we can keep improving and make an impact in Brazil,” he said. For Iceland, whose coach Lars Lagerback failed to appear at the post-match press conference, defeat meant they missed out on reaching a major tournament for the first time and becoming the smallest country by population to reach the World Cup finals.

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Ronaldo’s hat trick sends Portugal to World Cup Associated Press Writer The irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat trick to send Portugal into the 2014 World Cup finals at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden on Tuesday, while France advanced by conjuring a remarkable turnaround against Ukraine. There was disappointment in the playoffs for Iceland, however, after the Nordic country failed in its bid to become the least populous nation to reach football’s biggest stage after losing to Croatia on a thrilling final night in European qualification. Ronaldo came out on top in his personal duel with fellow superstar Ibrahimovic, whose brace in Stockholm was upstaged by the Real Madrid forward’s three brilliant goals in 29 second-half minutes. Portugal won 3-2 for a 4-2 aggregate victory. France overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit to Ukraine by winning 3-0 in Paris, with strikes by Mamadou Sakho and Karim Benzema as well as an own goal ensuring Les Bleus qualified for a 10th consecutive major tournament. Iceland lost 2-0 to 10-man Croatia at Zabreb and was eliminated by the same score on aggregate, and Greece was the other European nation to make it to Brazil through the playoffs after drawing 1-1 in Romania to progress 4-2 overall.

The list of African qualifiers was completed with Ghana advancing 7-3 on aggregate over Egypt despite a 2-1 loss in Cairo and Algeria progressing on away goals at the expense of Burkino Faso. Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Cameroon had already won their playoffs. once again he is the man for the big occasion, continuing a prolific season in which he could yet wrestle the World Player of the Year award from great rival Lionel Messi. He had already trumped Ibrahimovic by scoring the winner in the first leg on Friday, but the rivalry between arguably the two biggest showmen in the sport climbed to new levels at the Friends Arena. Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 50th minute but Ibrahimovic netted twice in four minutes to level the score on aggregate and give Sweden hope. That was quickly extinguished by two pieces of brilliance from Ronaldo, who burst through to power home a left-footed in the 77th before latching onto another through-ball and smashing into the roof of the net two minutes later. “Of course, we cannot underestimate how important is Cristiano for us,” Portugal coach Paulo Bento said. His second hat trick in international football, to go with his 24 at club level for Manchester United and Real Madrid, sparked jubilant scenes of celebration as Portugal’s coaching staff and substitutes spilled onto the pitch. That was possibly the last chance for the 32-year-old Ibrahimovic to play at a World Cup, but football fans will be thrilled that both Ronaldo and France’s Franck Ribery — two of the favorites for this year’s Ballon d’Or — will be in Brazil.

France changes pay off in stunning fashion for Deschamps

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PARIS - A selection gamble by coach Didier Deschamps paid off in spectacular style on Tuesday as France overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit to beat Ukraine 3-0 and qualify for the 2014 World Cup. Les Bleus turned on a super show at the Stade de France and, for once, they were backed by a raucous home crowd. Deschamps rang the changes after his team were outclassed in Kiev in Friday’s first leg, bringing in centre backs Mamadou Sakho and Raphael Varane, midfielder Yohan Cabaye, winger Mathieu Valbuena and striker Karim Benzema and it worked a treat. “We overturned the situation but the credit goes to the players,” said former midfielder Deschamps who captained France to their 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 title triumphs. “It’s they who are on the pitch. It’s their story, I just live through them,” he told a news conference. Qualification for the finals in Brazil in June means Deschamps’s contract is automatically extended by two years until 2016. He was also in charge of Monaco when they overturned a two-goal deficit against Real Madrid on the way to the 2004 Champions League final but Tuesday’s performance was extra sweet for Deschamps. “I have experienced great moments but tonight we’re talking about France and the fact that we’re going to the World Cup,” he said. Liverpool defender Sakho was the man of the match, opening the scoring after 22 minutes and also pressurising Oleg Gusev into turning the ball into his own net in the 72nd.

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Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic (L) challenges Iceland’s Kari Arnason during their 2014 World Cup playoff soccer match in Zagreb November 19, 2013.

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his side’s 3rd goal during the World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match between Sweden and Portugal in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, Nov.19, 2013.

CREATIVE LICENCE Benzema grabbed the second goal while Cabaye played a major role in front of the defence, allowing the inspirational Paul Pogba creative licence. Varane’s composure at the back was also an asset after Eric Abidal’s woeful performance in Kiev while Valbuena combined well with full back Mathieu Debuchy. “I knew I would need that (4-3-3) formation at some point,” Deschamps explained after switching from Friday’s 4-2-3-1 system. “I made my decision on Sunday. We needed to score but also to keep our balance and Cabaye, Pogba and (Blaise) Matuidi allowed us to do that.” The biggest difference, though, was in France’s keenness to dominate their opponents physically. “We were focused on our goal and on the will we had to put into the game,” said Pogba. “After the first leg we told ourselves that we wanted to go to Brazil and that we would show it.” “They were brave,” said French federation president Noel Le Graet. “They showed they were a team.” While Les Bleus will take part in their fifth consecutive World Cup, it was the fourth time Ukraine failed to qualify via the playoffs after missing out in 1998, 2002 and 2010. “I have to thank my players for reaching this stage,” said coach Mikhail Fomenko. After being treated to a round of applause by Ukrainian reporters, Fomenko was asked if he would carry on as coach. “Yes I will continue,”

France’s Franck Ribery jumps after the World Cup qualifying playoff secondleg soccer match between France and Ukraine at Stade de France stadium in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

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Peralta hat-trick guides Mexico to World Cup Reuters

WELLINGTON - Oribe Peralta bagged a first-half hat-trick to help Mexicobook their passage to the 2014 World Cup finals with a 4-2 victory over New Zealand in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff at Wellington Regional Stadium on Wednesday. T h e CONCACAF heavyweights, who were fortunate to sneak into the playoff, won the two-legged tie 9-3 on aggregate after they had virtually sealed qualification with a 5-1 victory over the Oceania champions at the Azteca Stadium last week. Peralta put qualification beyond doubt when he chipped over Glen Moss for a 14th minute goal following a beautiful pass from Carlos Pena before doubling the advantage 15 minutes later and completing his hat-trick in the 33rd minute. New Zealand added some respectability to the scoreline when midfielder Chris James blasted

home an 80th-minute penalty and Rory Fallon grabbed a second three minutes later, before Mexico’s Carlos Pena completed the scoring in the 87th minute. Mexico will be appearing at their 15th World Cup and sixth in a row since they were banned from the 1990 event by FIFA for fielding over-age players in a youth tournament, but their run of success was almost broken in CONCACAF qualifying. They were minutes away from missing out on a playoff berth when they were beaten by Costa Rica last month but survived only after Panama blew a 2-1 lead against the U.S, who qualified automatically along with Costa Rica and Honduras. Their pace and deft touch proved too much for the All Whites on Wednesday, with Carlos Pena and Miguel Layun out-flanking New Zealand down the wing or splitting the central defence with well-timed runs. All Whites coach Ricki Herbert, who is stepping down after eight years in charge, had selected a more attacking side following the Azteca defeat and the team showed plenty of intent but left too much space at the back for the visitors to exploit.

Japan shocks Belgium with 3-2 victory Associated Press Writer

BRUSSELS — Keisuke Honda led Japan to a 3-2 comeback victory over heavily favored Belgium in a friendly on Tuesday between two teams bound for the World Cup. After Belgium took the lead in the 16th minute through Kevin Mirallas, Japan came back through goals from Yoichiro Kakitani in the 38th, Honda in the 54th and Shinji Okazaki in the 64th minute in a stunning display of combination play. Toby Alderweireld headed home the last goal on a header in the spectacular game. Some might consider it a fluke for the 44thranked team in the world, but after Japan outplayed the Netherlands during a 2-2 draw last weekend, it proved that the perennial Asian World Cup qualifier has a lot to offer in Brazil next year. “Now we will try to do better than in 2002,” when Japan reached the second round in the World Cup it co-hosted with South Korea, Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima said. For Belgium, ranked fifth in the

world, it was a second straight home defeat after losing 2-0 to Colombia last week and dampened the spirits of the 40,000 fans at the King Baudouin Stadium. “Japan was quick and strong and it gave us trouble,” defender Daniel van Buyten said. Midfielder Steven Defour added: “We will have to work on our weak points and make them better in time for the World Cup.” It started well enough for Belgium, which went ahead after a double defensive blunder. First Kawashima rushed too far out of his goal when trying to smother a counterattack. But he couldn’t prevent Romelu Lukaku from sending the ball into the middle, where Gotoku Sakai inexplicably failed to clear and let Mirallas through. It only brought the best out of Japan, one of the earliest qualifiers for the World Cup. First, the short Kakitani escaped the attention of the towering Van Buyten and a pinpoint cross found him in the center where, unmarked, he easily headed home the equalizer.


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Sp rt Mandzukic and Srna steer Croatia to World Cup Reuters

ZAGREB - Croatia hit top gear at crunch time to beat Iceland 2-0 in the return leg of their World Cup playoff on Tuesday and qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil despite playing nearly an hour with 10 men. Striker Mandzukic gave the Croatians a 27th-minute lead before he was sent off for a vicious foul on Johann Gudmundsson but captain Darijo Srna sealed their berth in next year’s 32-nation tournament shortly after the break, following a goalless stalemate in the reverse fixture in Reykjavik on Friday. The result was also gratifying for Croatia’s new coach Niko Kovac as he kept a seemingly rudderless ship afloat in the first leg after taking over from Igor Stimac, who was sacked following a poor run in which Croatia picked up only one point from their last four Group A games.

“I want to thank Stimac for steering us into the playoffs but most of all I wish to thank the players for leaving it all out there on the pitch tonight, hence I am very proud of them,” Kovac told Croatian television after an action-packed match on a chilly night in Zagreb. “These two crunch games they’ve played under my tenure have put their character and team spirit to the fore. I hope we can keep improving and make an impact in Brazil,” he said. For Iceland, whose coach Lars Lagerback failed to appear at the post-match press conference, defeat meant they missed out on reaching a major tournament for the first time and becoming the smallest country by population to reach the World Cup finals.

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Ronaldo’s hat trick sends Portugal to World Cup Associated Press Writer The irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat trick to send Portugal into the 2014 World Cup finals at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden on Tuesday, while France advanced by conjuring a remarkable turnaround against Ukraine. There was disappointment in the playoffs for Iceland, however, after the Nordic country failed in its bid to become the least populous nation to reach football’s biggest stage after losing to Croatia on a thrilling final night in European qualification. Ronaldo came out on top in his personal duel with fellow superstar Ibrahimovic, whose brace in Stockholm was upstaged by the Real Madrid forward’s three brilliant goals in 29 second-half minutes. Portugal won 3-2 for a 4-2 aggregate victory. France overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit to Ukraine by winning 3-0 in Paris, with strikes by Mamadou Sakho and Karim Benzema as well as an own goal ensuring Les Bleus qualified for a 10th consecutive major tournament. Iceland lost 2-0 to 10-man Croatia at Zabreb and was eliminated by the same score on aggregate, and Greece was the other European nation to make it to Brazil through the playoffs after drawing 1-1 in Romania to progress 4-2 overall.

The list of African qualifiers was completed with Ghana advancing 7-3 on aggregate over Egypt despite a 2-1 loss in Cairo and Algeria progressing on away goals at the expense of Burkino Faso. Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Cameroon had already won their playoffs. once again he is the man for the big occasion, continuing a prolific season in which he could yet wrestle the World Player of the Year award from great rival Lionel Messi. He had already trumped Ibrahimovic by scoring the winner in the first leg on Friday, but the rivalry between arguably the two biggest showmen in the sport climbed to new levels at the Friends Arena. Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 50th minute but Ibrahimovic netted twice in four minutes to level the score on aggregate and give Sweden hope. That was quickly extinguished by two pieces of brilliance from Ronaldo, who burst through to power home a left-footed in the 77th before latching onto another through-ball and smashing into the roof of the net two minutes later. “Of course, we cannot underestimate how important is Cristiano for us,” Portugal coach Paulo Bento said. His second hat trick in international football, to go with his 24 at club level for Manchester United and Real Madrid, sparked jubilant scenes of celebration as Portugal’s coaching staff and substitutes spilled onto the pitch. That was possibly the last chance for the 32-year-old Ibrahimovic to play at a World Cup, but football fans will be thrilled that both Ronaldo and France’s Franck Ribery — two of the favorites for this year’s Ballon d’Or — will be in Brazil.

France changes pay off in stunning fashion for Deschamps

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PARIS - A selection gamble by coach Didier Deschamps paid off in spectacular style on Tuesday as France overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit to beat Ukraine 3-0 and qualify for the 2014 World Cup. Les Bleus turned on a super show at the Stade de France and, for once, they were backed by a raucous home crowd. Deschamps rang the changes after his team were outclassed in Kiev in Friday’s first leg, bringing in centre backs Mamadou Sakho and Raphael Varane, midfielder Yohan Cabaye, winger Mathieu Valbuena and striker Karim Benzema and it worked a treat. “We overturned the situation but the credit goes to the players,” said former midfielder Deschamps who captained France to their 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 title triumphs. “It’s they who are on the pitch. It’s their story, I just live through them,” he told a news conference. Qualification for the finals in Brazil in June means Deschamps’s contract is automatically extended by two years until 2016. He was also in charge of Monaco when they overturned a two-goal deficit against Real Madrid on the way to the 2004 Champions League final but Tuesday’s performance was extra sweet for Deschamps. “I have experienced great moments but tonight we’re talking about France and the fact that we’re going to the World Cup,” he said. Liverpool defender Sakho was the man of the match, opening the scoring after 22 minutes and also pressurising Oleg Gusev into turning the ball into his own net in the 72nd.

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Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic (L) challenges Iceland’s Kari Arnason during their 2014 World Cup playoff soccer match in Zagreb November 19, 2013.

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his side’s 3rd goal during the World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match between Sweden and Portugal in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, Nov.19, 2013.

CREATIVE LICENCE Benzema grabbed the second goal while Cabaye played a major role in front of the defence, allowing the inspirational Paul Pogba creative licence. Varane’s composure at the back was also an asset after Eric Abidal’s woeful performance in Kiev while Valbuena combined well with full back Mathieu Debuchy. “I knew I would need that (4-3-3) formation at some point,” Deschamps explained after switching from Friday’s 4-2-3-1 system. “I made my decision on Sunday. We needed to score but also to keep our balance and Cabaye, Pogba and (Blaise) Matuidi allowed us to do that.” The biggest difference, though, was in France’s keenness to dominate their opponents physically. “We were focused on our goal and on the will we had to put into the game,” said Pogba. “After the first leg we told ourselves that we wanted to go to Brazil and that we would show it.” “They were brave,” said French federation president Noel Le Graet. “They showed they were a team.” While Les Bleus will take part in their fifth consecutive World Cup, it was the fourth time Ukraine failed to qualify via the playoffs after missing out in 1998, 2002 and 2010. “I have to thank my players for reaching this stage,” said coach Mikhail Fomenko. After being treated to a round of applause by Ukrainian reporters, Fomenko was asked if he would carry on as coach. “Yes I will continue,”

France’s Franck Ribery jumps after the World Cup qualifying playoff secondleg soccer match between France and Ukraine at Stade de France stadium in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

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Peralta hat-trick guides Mexico to World Cup Reuters

WELLINGTON - Oribe Peralta bagged a first-half hat-trick to help Mexicobook their passage to the 2014 World Cup finals with a 4-2 victory over New Zealand in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff at Wellington Regional Stadium on Wednesday. T h e CONCACAF heavyweights, who were fortunate to sneak into the playoff, won the two-legged tie 9-3 on aggregate after they had virtually sealed qualification with a 5-1 victory over the Oceania champions at the Azteca Stadium last week. Peralta put qualification beyond doubt when he chipped over Glen Moss for a 14th minute goal following a beautiful pass from Carlos Pena before doubling the advantage 15 minutes later and completing his hat-trick in the 33rd minute. New Zealand added some respectability to the scoreline when midfielder Chris James blasted

home an 80th-minute penalty and Rory Fallon grabbed a second three minutes later, before Mexico’s Carlos Pena completed the scoring in the 87th minute. Mexico will be appearing at their 15th World Cup and sixth in a row since they were banned from the 1990 event by FIFA for fielding over-age players in a youth tournament, but their run of success was almost broken in CONCACAF qualifying. They were minutes away from missing out on a playoff berth when they were beaten by Costa Rica last month but survived only after Panama blew a 2-1 lead against the U.S, who qualified automatically along with Costa Rica and Honduras. Their pace and deft touch proved too much for the All Whites on Wednesday, with Carlos Pena and Miguel Layun out-flanking New Zealand down the wing or splitting the central defence with well-timed runs. All Whites coach Ricki Herbert, who is stepping down after eight years in charge, had selected a more attacking side following the Azteca defeat and the team showed plenty of intent but left too much space at the back for the visitors to exploit.

Japan shocks Belgium with 3-2 victory Associated Press Writer

BRUSSELS — Keisuke Honda led Japan to a 3-2 comeback victory over heavily favored Belgium in a friendly on Tuesday between two teams bound for the World Cup. After Belgium took the lead in the 16th minute through Kevin Mirallas, Japan came back through goals from Yoichiro Kakitani in the 38th, Honda in the 54th and Shinji Okazaki in the 64th minute in a stunning display of combination play. Toby Alderweireld headed home the last goal on a header in the spectacular game. Some might consider it a fluke for the 44thranked team in the world, but after Japan outplayed the Netherlands during a 2-2 draw last weekend, it proved that the perennial Asian World Cup qualifier has a lot to offer in Brazil next year. “Now we will try to do better than in 2002,” when Japan reached the second round in the World Cup it co-hosted with South Korea, Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima said. For Belgium, ranked fifth in the

world, it was a second straight home defeat after losing 2-0 to Colombia last week and dampened the spirits of the 40,000 fans at the King Baudouin Stadium. “Japan was quick and strong and it gave us trouble,” defender Daniel van Buyten said. Midfielder Steven Defour added: “We will have to work on our weak points and make them better in time for the World Cup.” It started well enough for Belgium, which went ahead after a double defensive blunder. First Kawashima rushed too far out of his goal when trying to smother a counterattack. But he couldn’t prevent Romelu Lukaku from sending the ball into the middle, where Gotoku Sakai inexplicably failed to clear and let Mirallas through. It only brought the best out of Japan, one of the earliest qualifiers for the World Cup. First, the short Kakitani escaped the attention of the towering Van Buyten and a pinpoint cross found him in the center where, unmarked, he easily headed home the equalizer.


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Bedulu Museum

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IBP GIANYAR - This Museum of Statue is a field archeological museum. It has been built since 1960 under the supervision of Bali’s Archeological Regional Office and was opened for public in 1974. In this building there is a collection of archeological remains dated back at pre-History of Bali.

This Museum is located between Pejeng and Bedulu village, by the side of the road to Tampak Siring. The distance from Penataran Sasih temple to the Museum is about 400 m. There are a lot of domestic and foreign tourists visiting this museum. They visit this place in order to look at the archeological remains or for doing a research. Among the collection of pre-Historical re-

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International mains, there are also some stuff made of stones, bones and so forth, the most attractive sight is some sarcophaguses originating from several places in Bali. In general the sarcophagus as are in the form of turtle, having bulges at its sides and decorated with a mask showing a big overlooking eyes, open mouth or joking with its tongue coming out. Other collection, among other things is some bronze statues, etc.

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Ferrari: 2014 F1 title-winning car vital regardless of Alonso future

Ferrari thinks it is ‘vital’ that it finally produces a championship-winning car next year, regardless of the impact it could have on Fernando Alonso’s Formula 1 future. Alonso proved his qualities again this season after clinching second place in the drivers’ championship despite having what was essentially the fourth quickest car. On the back of mid-season frustrations from Alonso that the team’s performance had fallen away over the campaign, there was intense speculation about his future, with McLaren in particular interested in luring him at one stage. Alonso is likely to be targeted by rivals for 2015, especially if Ferrari’s performances under the new F1 regulations are not up to scratch. Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali does not feel that there is any extra pressure on the team for Alonso’s sake though. “For me, it is vital that we deliver a good car for all of us,” said Domenicali when asked about the pressure of delivering a good car for Alonso. “His frustration is our frustration - if you are not able to give a good car or a fast enough car to a driver who is always fighting like hell up to the right moment. “It is very important that we focus on how we develop the car in the future. That is a priority I would say.” Domenicali said he had no doubts about the brilliance of Alonso again this season on the back of him finishing behind Vettel in the standings. “It is a great achievement because being assured of second with the problems we had during the season, above all in the second part of it, means he did a great job,” he said. “This is a point of starting again. After so many years of being second it is the right moment to move up a position.”

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso (R) of Spain drives out of the pit lane during the qualifying session of the Austin F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin November 16, 2013.

Heat win 4th straight, top Hawks 104-88

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MIAMI — Chris Bosh scored 19 points, Mario Chalmers went on a personal 9-0 run in a 39-second spurt of the pivotal third quarter as the Miami Heat topped the Atlanta Hawks 104-88 on Tuesday for their fourth straight victory. Bosh shot 8 of 9 for the Heat, who got 17 points from Ray Allen and 13 from LeBron James. A 15-2 run in the third quarter gave Miami all the room it needed, even on a night when Dwyane Wade sat out to rest. Mike Scott scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which got 12 points apiece from Al Horford and Pero Antic. Atlanta’s Kyle Korver made three 3-pointers, extending his streak to 84 consecutive

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games with at least one make from beyond the arc, five shy of matching Dana Barros’ NBA record. Houston’s Terrence Jones scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets over the Boston Celtics 109-85 for their third straight victory. Jones was 10 of 12 from the field as the Rockets shot 57 percent as a team, including 72 percent in the first half in building a 24-point

Miami Heat guard Ray Allen (34) goes up for a shot against Atlanta Hawks forward Gustavo Ayon (14) of Mexico, and center Al Horford, right, of the Dominican Republic, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 in Miami. Allen scored 17 points as the Heat defeated the Hawks 104-88.

halftime lead. Patrick Beverley chipped in 16 points, James Harden added 15 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Dwight Howard had 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Rockets raced out to a 17-point, first-quarter lead and were never threatened. Courtney Lee had 17 points, Avery Bradley added 11 and Jared Sullinger had 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench for Boston, which lost its fourth in a row. At Auburn Hills, Michigan, Rodney Stuckey scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half as the Detroit Pistons beat the New York Knicks 92-86 for the first time in eight meetings. Josh Smith added 19 points for the Pistons, who led 71-63 after three quarters and scored the first seven points of the fourth. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 25 points.


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China dismisses as absurd Spanish arrest warrants over Tibet Reuters

MADRID - Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and ex prime minister Li Peng could face arrest when travelling abroad over allegations they committed genocide in Tibet, a Spanish court ruled on Tuesday, in a case Beijing has dismissed as absurd. Two Tibetan support groups and a monk with Spanish nationality brought the case against the former leaders in 2006 using Spanish law, which allows suspects to be tried for human rights abuses committed abroad when a Spanish victim is involved. The two former leaders and three other high-ranking officials who worked in the government in the 1980s and 1990s, are accused of human rights abuses in the Himalayan region. Although it is unlikely the leaders will end up in a Spanish dock, the case is reminiscent of the arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in London in 1998 after a warrant was issued by former Spanish magistrate Baltasar Garzon. Last month, another ruling by the same Spanish court indicted former Chinese president Hu Jintao for alleged genocide in Tibet. China’s government denounced that move as interfering with its internal affairs. China’s foreign ministry spokesman, Hong Lei, said at a daily news briefing that Beijing has “sought

clarification from Spain” about the latest ruling. Tuesday’s court order will now trigger arrest warrants which in turn could result in the suspects being arrested when they travel to Spain or other countries which recognize orders signed by Spain. If the report is true, Hong said China expresses “strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition” to the Tibetan support groups in Spain for “repeatedly manipulating the issue”. Zhu Weiqun, chairman of the ethnic and religious affairs committee of China’s top advisory body to parliament, said the case was absurd, in comments published by Chinese state media on Tuesday before the ruling. “If some country’s court takes on this matter, it will bring itself enormous embarrassment,” Zhu said. “Go ahead if you dare.” Communist Chinese troops took control of Tibet in 1950. China says it “peacefully liberated” the remote mountainous region that it says was mired in poverty, exploitation and

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Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, center, and Siim Kallas, Vice President of the European Commission, left, accompanied by delegates tour the EU-China Exhibition on Urban Development held in Beijing, China Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. economic stagnation. Tibet’s Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, fled to India in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule. Exiled Tibetan groups are cam-

paigning for the return of the Dalai Lama and self-rule for their region. More than 120 Tibetans have set themselves alight in protest against Chinese rule since 2009, mainly in heavily

ethnic Tibetan areas of Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai provinces rather than in what China terms the Tibet Autonomous Region. Most of those who set themselves on fire have died.

Mexico catches 220 undocumented migrants

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Mogadishu - Food and medical supplies have begun to arrive in Somalia’s northeastern Puntland region, badly hit by a ferocious storm and flooding, the United Nations has said. The UN World Food Programme has sent 340 tonnes of food, enough for 4,000 households for a month, while Puntland’s government has sent 32 trucks of supplies. The local government in the semiautonomous region has said as many as 300 people were feared to have been killed in the aftermath of the storm, but the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in an update released late Monday that 80 were so far confirmed dead. “From 650 medical consultations conducted so far, information gathered confirms 80 reported deaths, mostly of children and the elderly who were most vulnerable to hypothermia and exposure,” UNOCHA said. However, livestock on which the majority of rural population depend has been badly hit. “Thousands of livestock are reported dead as a

Mexico City - Mexican authorities have caught 220 undocumented migrants in operations across the country, many from Central America and some from as far away as India, Armenia and Romania, officials said Tuesday. Agents from the National Migration Institute found 26 Guatemalans, five Hondurans, five Indians and one Salvadoran during inspections at bus stations and highways in the central state of Queretaro, the agency said in a statement, without specifying when the operations took place. Migrants from India and other South Asian countries have been caught in Mexico in recent years, joining thousands of Central Americans who try to reach the United States every year. The migration institue said migrants who are caught without documents are taken to migration facilities before facing administrative proceedings. The latest operations also led to the capture of another 32 Guatemalans, eight Salvadorans, six Hondurans and eight Ecuadorans in the central state of Hidalgo. The institute said 86 other Central Americans were found in hotels, bus stations and highways in the central state of Puebla and the northern state of Nuevo Leon, which borders the United States. Various operations in the Pacific peninsula of Baja California captured five US citizens, one Peruvian, one Romanian, one Armenian and 12 Central Americans without legal documents. Another 21 Central Americans were stopped in Coahuila, which also borders the United States, the final destination of migrants taking the risky route across Mexico. Some 140,000 foreigners, mostly Central Americans, illegally enter Mexico every year on their way to the United States, according to official estimates. Many face theft, extortion, rape and even murder at the hands of organized crime groups.

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In this photo released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team, women walk with the possessions they are able to carry as they arrive at a displaced persons camp in Jowhar town in Somalia Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. However, the rate of attacks has tumbled in the past two years, prompted partly by the posting of armed guards on boats and navy patrols. Ethiopia and Djibouti, both neighbours of Somalia, have also sent aid shipments. Somalia has been riven by civil war since the collapse of the central government in 1991. Impoverished Puntland, which forms the tip of the Horn of Africa, has its own government, although unlike neighbouring Somaliland, it has not declared independence from Somalia.

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INDONESIA Australia people-smuggling cooperation suspends Agence France-Presse

Aid arrives for Somalia’s cyclone hit Puntland region

consequence of icy rain... anecdotal evidence suggests a less than 10 percent survival rate for livestock in the hardest hit areas,” the report added. Infamous pirate hotspots such as the port of Eyl -- from where Somali gunmen have launched attacks far out into the Indian Ocean -- are some of the worst affected. Coastal destruction caused by a 2004 tsunami was widely seen as being one trigger for a surge in attacks off Somalia, peaking in January 2011 when the pirates held 736 hostages and 32 boats.

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JAKARTA - President Wednesday suspended cooperation with Australia over the sensitive issue of people smuggling, denouncing Canberra’s “Cold War” behaviour following allegations its spies tapped his phone. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced that cooperation with its southern neighbour in a number of areas would be temporarily halted, including military exercises and intelligence exchanges. But the most important for the Australians will be in the key area of people smuggling, as Canberra seeks to stem a flow of thousands of asylum seekers arriving by boat from Indonesia. Yudhoyono said that “coordinated military cooperation” between Jakarta and Canberra, which includes joint work on people smuggling, would be halted “until everything is clear”. “For me personally, and for Indonesia, the wiretapping by Australia... is difficult to comprehend,” an angry Yudhoyono told reporters. “This is not the Cold War era.” Cooperation with Australia on exchanging intelligence and sharing information would also be suspended as well as joint military exercises, the president said. He was speaking after a meeting at

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the presidential palace in Jakarta with Indonesia’s ambassador to Australia who was recalled earlier this week over the scandal. It was the latest angry outburst from Indonesia over reports, based on documents leaked by US intelligence fugitive Edward Snowden, that Australian spies tried to tap the phones of the president, his wife and ministers. On Tuesday, Yudhoyono publicly lambasted Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Twitter for what he said was a lack of remorse over the allegations, first reported in Australian media. Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa earlier said Indonesia would downgrade ties with Australia, telling reporters: “Like taps, we are closing off areas of cooperation one by one.” Asylum seekers are a flashpoint issue in Australia, and stopping the influx of thousands of would-be refugees who board boats in Indonesia is a priority of Abbott’s new government. He partly won power in September with a series of hardline policies to stem the flow of asylum boats, including turning vessels back to Indonesia when it is safe to do so. Yudhoyono’s decision to suspend cooperation in several areas came after Abbott again refused to apologise

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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Wednesday suspended cooperation with Australia over the sensitive issue of people smuggling, denouncing Canberra’s “Cold War” behaviour following allegations its spies tapped his phone. Wednesday over the scandal. “I do understand how personally hurtful these allegations have been, these reports have been, for him and his family,” he told parliament. “I do note there have been allegations and even admissions in the past on this subject, people didn’t overreact then and I certainly don’t propose to overreact now.” Abbott appeared to be referring to an admission by Jakarta’s former intelligence chief to similar spying operations by Indonesia in the past, reported in the Australian media Wednesday. The Australian and the tabloid

Sydney Daily Telegraph both cited comments from a 2004 television interview with Indonesia’s retiring intelligence chief Abdullah Mahmud Hendropriyono, in which he said all governments tapped each other’s communications. He admitted that Jakarta had eavesdropped on the phone calls of Australian politicians, had tapped Australian civil and military communications and even bugged the Australian embassy in Jakarta during the East Timor crisis in 1999. At the time, no apology was sought by then Australian prime minister John Howard.

The leaked documents, reported by the ABC and the Guardian newspaper, showed that Australia’s electronic intelligence agency tracked Yudhoyono’s activity on his mobile phone for 15 days in August 2009, when Labor’s Kevin Rudd was prime minister. At least one phone call was reportedly intercepted. The list of tracking targets also included Yudhoyono’s wife Ani, Vice President Boediono -- who was in Australia last week -- former vice president Jusuf Kalla, the foreign affairs spokesman, the security minister and the information minister, the reports said.

Mount Sinabung erupts three times

MEDAN - Mount Sinabung in Karo district of North Sumatra, erupted three times on Wednesday morning, hurling volcanic ash into the sky. Head of Data Center of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a short text message that the first eruption took place at 2:40 am belching volcanic ash some 2,000 meters into the air. The second eruption took place at 4.05 am with volcanic ash flying 1,000 meters in a northwest direction. Meanwhile, the third eruption occurred at 6:19 am, with ash reaching 2,500 meters heading in a northeastern direction. According to a report from the

Vulcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG), Mount Sinabung still has high potential for follow-up tremors. It has been spewing glowing lava during the past three days, so its eruptions are likely to become more dangerous. The character of its eruptions has been the same as that of Mount Merapi in Java. The PVMBG still maintains the Moutn Sinabung alert status at level 3, which means local residents have to abandon the surrounding areas in the radius of 3 kms. Villagers from seven hamlets, namely Desa Mardinding, Desa Gurukinayan, Desa Sukameriah, Desa Berastepu, Desa Gamber, Desa Bekerah, and Desa Simacem have been recommended to evacuate. However, residents of a number of other villages, which have not yet

received recommendations, have also vacated their homes, fearing ash and sand rains. These villages include Desa Temberun, Desa Kotatonggal, Desa Sigarang Desa Sukanalu and Desa Kutatengah. Mount Sinabung has been erupting since the beginning of this month. A total of 5,962 people living near Mount Sinabung have been evacuated. Those affected by the disaster have left their homes and plantations to live in temporary shelters. Most of them are farmers growing vegetables and fruits, such as chilli, tomato, orange and citrus. “The government and local banks are considering rescheduling the maturity of credits extended to farmers. If necessary, we will give them more credits to enable them to rebuild their businesses using the credit fund after

the disaster,” Coordinating Minister for Peoples Welfare, Agung Laksono, said here on Sunday. Volcanic material spewing from Mount Sinabung on November 12 destroyed 1,893 hectares of citrus plantations in Tanah Karo and impacted fruit production. “The number of damaged citrus plantations may increase as the data was only gathered from five sub-districts located near Mount Sinabung,” the Head of Karo Districts Agriculture Office, Agustoni Tarigan, said on Wednesday. The 1,893 damaged plantations are located in five sub-districts, namely Merdeka, Berastagi, Namanteran, Simpangempat and Payung. In fact, data from the local agriculture office show there are around 14,000 citrus plantations in Karo District.

Low production is estimated to last until next year, as the effect of the volcanic material will be felt during the next harvest. The local administrations plan to rejuvenate damaged citrus plantations will have to wait until Mount Sinabungs eruptions have stopped. Mount Sinabung has erupted several times since September this year. The volcano, which is located 2,460 meters above sea level, erupted again on Sunday at 3:58 pm. Karos administration has set aside a budget to provide 165,000 citrus seedlings for local farmers to enable them to replace old trees. “Providing the seedlings is one of the efforts being made to conserve and develop one of Karos typical fruits, as many of the citrus trees were old and suffering from diseases,” Tarigan stated.


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BUSINESS Agence France-Presse SYDNEY - Virgin Australia chief John Borghetti on Wednesday

Qantas, Virgin row turns ugly

lashed out at “offensive” allegations made by Qantas in an escalating row over foreign ownership, with reports that lawyers had been

called in. It follows Qantas chief Alan Joyce this week blasting what he called a “virtual takeover” of Virgin

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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, a Qantas A-380 takes off in Sydney, Australia.

Australia by foreign airlines, claiming they were working to destabilise the national carrier. On Tuesday, Qantas launched an online campaign against a capital raising by Virgin that could leave 72 percent of the carrier in the hands of Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad. Joyce, who was in Canberra Wednesday to lobby politicians, said it would result in an “unfair playing field”. He claimed the foreign backing allowed Virgin to run at a loss by setting uncompetitively low prices to win customers from Qantas, an allegation Borghetti denied. “To say that Virgin Australia is driven by a strategy of uncompetitively low prices and irrational behaviour is offensive and absurd,” he told the company’s annual general meeting in Brisbane. “The airline is run rationally with good management and a view to creating a long-term sustainable and profitable business.”

PARIS - Growth in advanced economies will pick up speed this year and next, but mostly at a slower pace than forecast as new risks loom, especially from emerging economies, the OECD said on Tuesday. Japan and the eurozone will do slightly better than expected in both years as austerity policies retreat, monetary stimulus is maintained and financial conditions improve, the OECD said. But the US economy will grow less quickly than forecast, with the OECD pointing to political dysfunction in Washington and the eventual tapering of monetary stimulus as factors that could hamper recovery. The organisation, a 34-nation policy forum for developed democracies, revised global growth of gross domestic product down by nearly half a percentage point both this year, to 2.7 percent, and next, to 3.6 percent. In a first estimate for 2015, it foresaw growth of 3.9 percent. Global “outcomes this year and near-term prospects appear a little

weaker than had been expected in May, at the time of the previous Economic Outlook,” the OECD said. The future of monetary stimulus in the United States has become a central risk worldwide, the OECD said, adding to long-standing problems, such as the fragility of eurozone banks and a decade of soaring Japanese public debt. The OECD urged the US Federal Reserve central bank to maintain its ultra-easy monetary policy for some time, and it suggested that the European Central Bank consider extra action to relax monetary conditions if deflationary pressures increased. The latest OECD outlook report said that old worries “have been augmented by new concerns, most notably the possibility of significant financial instability in advanced and, especially, (emerging econo-

mies) during the exit from unconventional monetary policies in the United States.” Emerging economies, until recently a driver of global activity, could become a drag. Moreover, the OECD warned, if political battles in Washington were to make a debt ceiling in the United States binding next year, the outcome could have “extreme” effects on the world economy. Any automatic policy to cut spending by the US government, “could have large adverse effects on the stability and growth of the world economy,” it said. “To prevent the possibility of such disruptive effects”, the debt ceiling currently being fought over in US Congress “should be abolished”. The forecast for US growth in 2013 was slashed to 1.7 percent from 1.9 percent, but edged up to 2.9 percent for 2014. The OECD said that efforts to slow fiscal consolidation in the US and the eurozone were appropriate given slightly improving public fi-

nances and the uncertain economic outlook. Japan on the other hand, must implement “strong fiscal tightening” in order to cut its debt. But despite this overhang, Japan’s recent efforts to jumpstart the economy will bear fruit with the OECD now forecasting 1.8percent growth in 2013 instead of 1.6 percent. In 2014, Japanese growth will slow to 1.5 percent, hobbled by debt. Eurozone still unsteady The OECD said that the eurozone still had the potential to unsettle the world economy and urged the currency bloc to press on with its banking union reform which includes a stringent stress test for banks. The OECD weakened its recession outlook in the currency area this year to contraction of 0.4 percent instead of 0.6 percent, and forecast growth of 1.0 percent in 2014. The OECD noted that the US stimulus policy, spearheaded by outgoing Fed chief Ben Bernanke, had fuelled a global investment

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He added: “We have embraced change and competition and adapted our business to it.” Borghetti is so furious that he is seeking legal advice on whether there are grounds to sue Joyce for defamation, Fairfax Media reported, although the airline could not immediately confirm this. Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand and Etihad already own 63 percent of Qantas’ main domestic rival. Joyce wrote to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and all state governments this week demanding they “fully examine the motives behind the virtual takeover of Virgin Australia by foreign airlines, and to prevent destabilising of the domestic aviation industry, local tourism and jobs”. Qantas said the situation was compounded by the disadvantage it experienced from the restrictions imposed by the Qantas Sale Act when it was privatised in 1995, which limits foreign ownership in the national carrier to 49 percent.

splurge. The benefits of this for emerging economies had become fully evident only when the chairman talked of reducing it. Bernanke’s floated the idea of tapering stimulus earlier this year. The prospect sent the currencies of Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia and India plummeting and pushed crucial foreign investment to the exits. The crisis had cooled since, but growth in these countries would be subdued and the risk of crisis endured. China, less dependent on foreign funds, avoided the brunt of the tapering talk, but the OECD did lower the Chinese growth forecast to 7.7 percent this year, from 7.8 percent, and to 8.2 percent for next year. In China, the OECD said growth was picking up “aided by a small fiscal stimulus and rapid credit expansion that did not slacken until June 2013” when state leadership changed hands. The OECD said that by past standards, “the recovery is subdued, reflecting a marked slowing in potential growth in the past few years”.

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Yangapi Market in a dead faint Bali Post

BANGLI - Virtually Bangli has a number of potential traditional markets to be developed. Condition of the market buildings in each subdistrict remains quite decent. Unluckily, the traditional markets are not supported by proper management. As a result, some traditional markets have slumped and even fall into a dead faint. One of them is the Yangapi Market at Tembuku village, Bangli. Abandoned impression can be seen when entering the market area. Dozens of empty stalls looked in damaged condition and unkempt. Actually, at the beginning of its planning and operations, the Yangapi Market has a busy market transaction. Such busy condition at that time cannot continue until these days. The traditional market owned by the government seems dormant. According to Deputy Chairman of the Bangli House, I Made Sudiasa, the Yangapi Market declined due to recent changes in the market management. He told that when the market was established during the administration of Ladip, the Yangapi Market was always crowded with market transaction. Even, many traders in the market came from outside the county such as from Nongan and Menanga, Karangasem. Busy market condition, said Sudiasa, was caused by the setting of good market day at Yangapi Market. The market day was different from that of other markets. “Initial idea of establishing the market during the office of Regent Ladip was remarkable, with the desire to build the people’s economy. At first when it was opened, the transaction was incredible. It happened because the market day was well organized,” he said. However, continued Sudiasa, the

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Virtually Bangli has a number of potential traditional markets to be developed. Unluckily, the traditional markets are not supported by proper management. As a result, some traditional markets have slumped and even fall into a dead faint.

OECD lowers growth outlook on risks for emerging markets Agence France-Presse

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market management of Yangapi slowly changed in keeping with the changes of policy holder. It was unknown why the market day of Yangapi Market was then made the same as that of a few other markets. Of course, such change made the condition of Yangapi Market formerly bustling became deserted by degrees. Later on, many traders and buyers preferred to transact in other markets. Additionally, this politician from Undisan village, Tembuku, also lamented the lack of breakthrough made by the government in revitalizing the Yangapi Market today. Government seemed to have ignored that market condition that had begun to be destroyed. As a result, the Yangapi Market looked ineffective. Even, Sudiasa deplored the market condition where the place to make transaction had been converted into a residence. Some kiosks that supposed to be leased for a place to sell had been taken advantage for a boarding house. “The current conditions have touched our concern,” he added. Related to that matter, the Head of Bangli Revenue Service (Dispenda), Ketut Riang, did not dismiss such condition when asked for his confirmation. Even, he said that it was a classic problem faced within the past few years. As delivered by Sudiasa, the sluggish

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market transaction at Yangapi was admitted to have been caused by poor market day arrangement. All this time, the market day of Yangapi coincided with that of Bangbang traditional market. “I think the market day is the same as that of Bangbang Market. Meanwhile, the people used to shop at Yangapi Market were mostly from Bangbang. That’s why they preferred to shop at the closer market,” he said. In addition, the sluggish condition of Yangapi Market was also caused by the location that was not too far away from Metra Market and a number of other traditional markets. Related to it, his party claimed to have not been able to organize the market further. In this case, the Revenue Service tended to handle the issues related to levy collection. Meanwhile, the arrangement of facilities and infrastructure of the market was under the authority of the Industry and Trade Agency. “Since April 2013, the authority has been handed over to the Industry and Trade Agency and full authority will be made in 2014. Arrangement of the market facilities is fully under the Industry and Trade Agency. Meanwhile, we at the Revenue Service only handle the matter of levies,” he said. Nevertheless, with the Industry and Trade Agency his party would perform data collection of the traditional market in Bangli. “In the future, we will make data collection to inventory the number of existing markets. In the field, we will also collect information so as to know about the real condition of the market thoroughly to further make arrangement and grouping of traders as well as prepare the infrastructure and facilities needed,” he said. (ina)

Agrotourism is similar to what might have been carried out by the figure Robinson Crusoe in the novel authored by Daniel Defoe. It is the form of tourism taking advantage of rural culture as tourist attraction. Its focus lies on cultural landscape. Itís worth noting here that the culture does not only include the arts and tradition, but culture in the general sense as in the seven universal elements of culture that also embrace the system of livelihood, equipment, technology, language, religion and so forth. Actually itís a comprehensive and sustainable tourism development. By this, local people are enabled to be widely involved in various activities, not merely as passive spectators. On the other hand, through this activity visitors have a good opportunity to get acquainted with many aspects of rural life, starting from agricultural occupation, local products, traditional culinary, custom and tradition as well as lifestyle of local people. In agricultural field, for instance, there are areas producing characteristic local variety of rice like at Penebel; snakefruit at Pupuan and Sibetan; strawberry at Bedugul; and tangerine at Bondalem and Tejakula to name a few. Then what is making different from that of other regions across the archipelago? This disparity concerns with the tradition and lifestyle. In Bali, visitors will be able to see that local farmers have traditional organization managing the irrigated and non-irrigated farming named subak. Uniquely, they perform ritual to express their gratitude to God on the prosperity obtained from farming on particular days and specifically on Tumpek Bubuh. Moreover, this kind of tourism will bring visitors closer to nature and other rural activities beyond farming. Even, they can participate in those activities. For instance, if Bali has rich traditional dances, visitors can join to learn some of them. As a result, visitors do not only visiting Bali to feel the pleasure of touring, watching cultural performance and seeing the enchanting panoramas, but also experiencing in person the local lifestyle. Other than agricultural-related activities, Bali retains a wide variety of unique ones that are worth visiting. There are handicraft making, traditional painting, (seasonal) coffee harvesting, fishing and many more. And if possible, they can stay with the local community. Visitors participated in agrotourism are ideally expected to be more active than the average tourists while on trips. In essence, there are some categories of activity in agrotourism namely the family-oriented activities like sporting and cycling; participatory activities like learning to dance and cook traditional food; nature-oriented activities like horse riding, elephant safari, trekking; farming-related activities like seasonal harvesting, exploring local fruits at traditional market and so forth. These activities can complete the existing tourism product. In Bali, this tourism has become an alternative to avoid the market saturation of those very same products. Agrotourism does not only enrich the existing tourism products and provide alternative to visitors. To local community, it poses an empowerment that enables to them get involved in the tourist activities. In general, it will make an even distribution of tourist visits to villages and working opportunity. To sum up, this communitybased tourism will make available more opportunity to wider community. Hopefully there will be no cases like the closing access to see the beautiful view of terraced rice field as the fieldís owner gets nothing from ëhis property of attraction.í By this development, at least the land owner gets additional benefits from valued asset he has apart from his harvest. By doing so, he would feel the benefit of tourism while remaining cultivating his land. Do you think he will sell his land providing him with such double impacts?


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Shrimp aquaculture shifts to crab aquaculture Negara (Bali Post)—

Shrimp and milkfish farmers at Budeng have been sluggish within the past few years because their harvest gave unsatisfactory yields. Even, some additional lands previously cultivated actively are now neglected and become dormant land. The problem lies in the maintenance considered difficult because it is vulnerable to weather and disease being difficult to eradicate.

The crabs which is developed by the farmer at Budeng, Jembrana

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But lately, the farmers in the small village being famous for their ponds and production of guavas begin to get interested in brackish water crab cultivation. In addition to having relatively easy maintenance, the crab cultivation also enables them to get faster harvest. A number of fish farmers at Yeh Kuning and Air Kuning, Negara subdistrict, also have started running this cultivation. One of the farmers from Yeh Kuning met on Tuesday (Nov 19) said the maintenance was not difficult. It only needed a vacant muddy land like pond. Brackish water crabs were allowed to live wildly in the ponds without hassles to control the water temperature and oxygen circulation. “The price reaches IDR 80,000 per kilogram and the market is widely open. This type of crab is highly in demand among consumers,” said a member of the Bumi Menghijau farmer group from Yeh Kuning. Moreover, the condition of land at Budeng was adjacent to mangrove forest so that allowed for the cultivation of such kind of crab. “All this time, this village has been known as the center for cultivation of vannamei shrimp commodity. However, since it is often attacked by disease, we begin to change and revive the vacant land for the cultivation of brackish water crab,” said Nengah Darna. The community’s effort was inseparable

from the supervision of Jembrana Forest, Maritime and Fisheries Agency, assisting the development of mangrove crab by providing thousands of hatchlings distributed in stages. The Regent of Jembrana I Putu Artha and Deputy Regent I Made Kembang Hartawan said the farming was very suitable to be developed at Budeng having many ponds. Even, they could utilize the former dormant land. For pilot project, according to Regent Artha, the mangrove crabs would be given to three groups, namely the Bumi Menghijau Group at Yeh Kuning village as well as Bayu Segara and Bina Sari Usaha Group at Budeng village. At least, 2,000 crab hatchlings would be given to each group. “We do hope this can help the economy of community and be imitated. Thus, Jembrana will become the center of mangrove crab. Moreover, the market price of this crab is pretty good,” he explained. Besides, the cultivation period was also relatively short namely for 45 days. It was expected to be more profitable. “In the future, we expect that Budeng area can become the center of crab producers. Due to limitations, we bring in the hatchlings from Kediri and Pasuruan,” added Deputy Regent of Jembrana, Made Kembang Hartawan. (kmb26)

Regent Regulation on the prohibition of collecting and refining the oil of clove leaf was issued a few months ago, but a lot of clove oil refineries were still operating. To that end, judicial team of Buleleng government made another operation to discipline the factories violating the Regent Regulation, Tuesday (Nov 19). As a result, three factories of clove oil refinery were found to still operate in three different locations in Busungbiu subdistrict and Seririt subdistrict. The three factories were respectively owned by Darmayasa at Rangdu village, Sudita at Bestala village and Sika at Kekeran village. The three factories were then sealed by the judiciary team. The information mentioned if the owners of the clove leaf oil refinery had closed the factory when the regent issued the Regent Regulation. However, since there were a lot of clove leaf collectors coming to their factory, the owners

finally tried to re-open their factory. The Section Head of Law Enforcement, Buleleng Municipal Police, Ketut Yudhisthira, who led the operation last Tuesday said the closing measure against the clove leaf oil refinery was taken to protect the clove tree against the attack of white-rooted fungus (JAP). Allegedly, the attack occurred due to excessive harvesting of clove leaf on the estate. According to Yudhisthira, the factory claimed to process at least 10-15 quintals of dried clove leaf oil to be refined each day. “Just imagine if people compete to collect their clove leaf for sale, then the leaf under the tree will be exhausted. Actually, the clove leaf is believed to prevent the emergence of the white-rooted fungus attacking clove trees,” he said. (kmb15)

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Anti-government protesters clash with supporters of Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

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CAIRO - Egyptian police fired teargas to drive protesters out of Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Tuesday, breaking up a demonstration commemorating 42 protesters killed two years ago while opposing the government that took power after Hosni Mubarak’s downfall. The rally was aimed against people the protesters felt had “betrayed” the revolution - Mubarak loyalists, the military council that ruled for 17 months after his fall and the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood which won subsequent elections but was ousted by the military in July. But many in the crowd voiced their desire to overthrow what they called the new “military junta”, the government installed by the army after removing Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Several hundred riot police moved in shortly before midnight to clear the few dozen protesters still in Tahrir Square, a Reuters reporter said. Protesters threw rocks and fireworks but left the square shortly after the security forces moved in. A security official said the police decided to clear the square after protesters had tried to storm the headquarters of the Arab League. The authorities would allow them to remain in nearby streets, the official added. “Down with the military regime,” the protesters chanted earlier in the day, a common refrain during the period of army-led government that

followed Mubarak’s downfall. Supporters of army chief General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, who promised stability and elections when he overthrew Mursi in July, also showed up at Tahrir but were chased away by activists. The protesters said the goals of the uprising that toppled Mubarak in 2011 had not been met and accused the security forces of acting with impunity in the intervening two years. Security forces have killed hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members since Mursi was toppled. Thousands have been arrested and the group has been outlawed. “I am not for the Brotherhood. But I sympathise with them because of what happened at Rabaa,” said high school student Salma, referring to a pro-Mursi protest camp in Cairo that was crushed by security forces in August. “It was a horrible massacre. There was more freedom under Mursi.” ASSASSINATION Mubarak’s downfall raised hopes for more political freedoms but Egypt has stumbled through its transition. Since Mursi’s removal, a

wave of militant attacks against the state has further clouded Egypt’s political outlook. A Sinai-based militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, claimed responsibility for the assassination on Monday of a high-ranking security officer, according to a statement posted on a militant Islamist website. Mohamed Mabrouk, the officer, was shot dead outside his home in northeast Cairo. During his troubled year in office, Mursi alienated many Egyptians who accused him of trying to give himself sweeping powers and mismanaging the economy. The army’s subsequent takeover has raised questions about whether Egypt will achieve the democracy hoped for by the activists who took to Tahrir Square in 2011. “We have a president in name but we know Sisi is really in charge. We want freedom and democracy and the military don’t know those things,” said university student Marina Samir, 19. Hadiga al-Hanawy, among about 1,000 demonstrators moving through central Cairo towards the Tahrir area, said: “We do not want Sisi as president. He is a strong defence minister and he should remain in that position. We want a civilian leader.” Many Egyptians believe Sisi would become president if he ran for office.

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World powers, Iran in new attempt to reach nuclear deal

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GENEVA - World powers aim to reach a preliminary deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program in politically charged talks resuming in Geneva on Wednesday. Seeking to end a long standoff and head off the risk of a wider Middle East war, the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany came close to winning concessions from Iran on its nuclear work in return for some sanctions relief at negotiations earlier this month. Top policymakers from the six have since said that an interim accord on confidence-building steps could finally be within reach. But diplomats caution that differences remain and could still prevent an agreement. Russia is hopeful that a preliminary deal will emerge this week, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. “We hope the efforts that are being made will be crowned with success at the meeting that opens today in Geneva,” he told a news conference on Wednesday. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tehran would not step back from its nuclear rights and he had set “red lines” for his negotiators in Geneva. But Tehran wanted friendly ties with all countries, including the United States. “We want to have friendly relations with all nations, even the

United States,” he told an audience of Basij militiamen. “Death to America,” the militiamen chanted in response, repeating one of the main rallying cries for supporters of the Islamic Republic. The last meeting stumbled over Iran’s insistence that its “right” to enrich uranium be recognized, and disagreement over its work on a heavy-water reactor near Arak, which could yield plutonium for atomic bombs once it becomes operational. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has since indicated a way around the first sticking point, saying Tehran has the right to refine uranium but is not insisting others recognize that right. A U.N. report last week showed Iran had stopped expanding its enrichment of uranium and had not added major new components at Arak since August, when moderate Hassan Rouhani replaced hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president. Nuclear analyst Ali Vaez of the International Crisis Group thinktank said the “body language” showed that the sides were ready for a deal, pointing to Iran slowing its nuclear push and Washington refraining, so far, from imposing more sanctions. “(They) have demonstrated that they are looking to transform stumbling blocks into stepping stones,” Vaez said.

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Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, arrive at a press conference at the end of the Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.


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NASA launches robotic explorer to Mars

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This photo provided by NASA shows a full moon rising behind the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, Cape Canaveral, Florida.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — NASA’s newest robotic explorer, Maven, rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel the ancient mystery of the red planet’s radical climate change.

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Bali Post SEMARAPURA - Transmission of HIV/AIDS is increasingly apprehensive lately. Ironically, amid the threats, the attempt to prevent or at least to suppress the transmission was minimal. As happened in Klungkung County, the results of estimation made by several related agencies and institutions in Bali indicated that approximately 1,800 people were living with HIV/ AIDS in Klungkung.

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This undated photo provided by GEOMAR shows a Norwegin coral reef with gorgonian and stony corals in Norway. A new international report released Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, reports that greenhouse gases are making the world’s oceans hot, sour and breathless, and the way those changes work together is creating a grimmer outlook for global waters.

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Transmission of HIV/AIDS increasingly worrying

Zooplankton decline reported in North Atlantic PORTLAND, Maine — The microscopic creatures that make up a critical link in the ocean food chain declined dramatically the first half of this year in the North Atlantic as ocean temperatures remained among the warmest on record, U.S. scientists say. Springtime plankton blooms off the coast of northern New England were well below average this year, leading to the lowest levels ever seen for the tiny organisms, said Kevin Friedland, a marine scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The absence of the normal surge of plankton in the spring is a concern because that’s when cod and haddock and many other species produce offspring, Friedland said. “The first six months of 2013 can be characterized by new extremes in the physical and biological environment,” Friedland said. The findings come after temperatures off the Northeast U.S. hit an all-time high in 2012. This year, sea surface temperatures during the first six months in the North and Middle Atlantic remained the third warmest on record, Friedland said. The data remains in line with an overall warming of the ocean. The warming ocean worries many fishermen in the North Atlantic. Warm water was blamed for lobsters shedding their shells far earlier than usual in 2012, leading to a glut that caused prices to plummet and created turmoil in the industry in Maine and Canada. Fishermen across New England also have reported finding fish in their nets that are normally found far to the south. Bob Nudd, a lobsterman in New Hampshire, said he’s seeing plenty of black sea bass, a species that he used to see only occasionally. He’s also seeing more shell disease in lobster, something many fishermen blame on the warmer temperatures. “I’m not a scientist and I don’t know how much temperature change it takes to change the system, but I don’t think it’s much. And we’re definitely seeing a warming trend,” said Nudd, 66. “Things are not going to be the way they were in the past. That’s about all I can say about that.”

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The Maven spacecraft is due at Mars next fall following a journey of more than 440 million miles (700 million kilometers). Scientists want to know why Mars went from being warm and wet during its first billion year to cold and dry today. The early Martian atmosphere was thick enough to hold water and possibly support microbial life. But much of that atmosphere may have been lost to space, eroded by the sun. Maven set off through a cloudy sky Monday afternoon in its effort to provide answers. An unmanned Atlas V rocket put the spacecraft on the proper course for Mars, and launch controllers applauded and shook hands over the success. An estimated 10,000 NASA guests gathered for the launch, the most exciting one of the year from Cape Canaveral. The University of Colorado at Boulder, which is leading the Maven effort, was represented by a couple thousand people. “We’re just excited right now

and hoping for the best,” said the university’s Bruce Jakosky, principal scientist for Maven. To help solve this environmental puzzle at the neighboring planet, Maven will spend an entire Earth year measuring atmospheric gases once it reaches Mars on Sept. 22, 2014. This is NASA’s 21st mission to Mars since the 1960s. But it’s the first one devoted to studying the Martian upper atmosphere. The mission costs $671 million. Maven — short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital “N’’ in EvolutioN — bears eight science instruments. The spacecraft, at 5,410 pounds (2,450 kilograms), weighs as much as an SUV. From solar wingtip to wingtip, it stretches 37.5 feet (11.4 meters), about the length of a school bus. Aquestion underlying all of NASA’s Mars missions to date is whether life could have started on what now seems to be a barren world. “We don’t have that answer yet,

and that’s all part of our quest for trying to answer, ‘Are we alone in the universe?’ in a much broader sense,” said John Grunsfeld, NASA’s science mission director. Unlike the 2011-launched Curiosity rover, Maven will conduct its experiments from orbit around Mars. Maven will dip as low as 78 miles (125 kilometers) above the Martian surface, sampling the atmosphere. The lopsided orbit will stretch as high as 3,864 miles (6,218 kilometers). Curiosity’s odometer reads 2.6 miles (4.2 kilometers) after more than a year of roving the red planet. An astronaut could accomplish that distance in about a day on the Martian surface, Grunsfeld noted. Grunsfeld, a former astronaut, said considerable technology is needed, however, before humans can fly to Mars in the 2030s, NASA’s ultimate objective. Mars remains an intimidating target even for robotic craft, more than 50 years after the world’s first shot at the red planet. Fourteen of NASA’s previous 20 missions to Mars have succeeded, beginning with the 1964launched Mariner 4, a Martian flyby. The U.S. hasn’t logged a Mars failure, in fact, since the late 1990s.

It was revealed by Chairman of the AIDS Mitigation Commission (KPA) of Klungkung, Wayan Sumanaya, when met in his office, Tuesday (Nov 19). Sumanaya said the number of AIDS patient was the result of estimation (survey) by Bali Health Agency, Klungkung County, KPA Bali, KPA Klungkung and NGOs. However, it was just the estimation. Meanwhile, people could be stated to suffer from HIV/ AIDS when their white blood cells had been detected based on laboratory results. He asserted that from the estimation of 1,800s, a total of 191 patients had been declared to be positively affected by HIV/AIDS in Klungkung spreading across four subdistricts in Klungkung. “They are mostly in Klungkung subdistrict,” he said. Sumanaya said that of the 191 people living with HIV/ AIDS, apparently the case of 130 patients was transmitted by commercial sex worker (PSK) recently thronging Klungkung region. Most of the victims of the HIV/AIDS, he said, were truck drivers. “The transmission by commercial sex workers is more vulnerable to attack truck drivers lately,” he said. Aside from the prostitutes, his

party also noted that nine HIV/ AIDS cases were spread from mother to baby and nine other cases happened due to drug abuse. Nevertheless, additional new cases of HIV/AIDS in recent years came from prostitutes. Besides, more and more prostitutes thronged Klungkung. At least, it was indicated by the rampant establishment of dimly lit cafés peddling service plus prostitution practices uncontrollably. Not only that, the former quarry had long been suspected to be the location of prostitutes. So far, there had not been any significant solution, at least to suppress the transmission. Even, prostitute sheds increasingly proliferated in the former quarry. He admitted to have made ??various efforts to suppress the rapid transmission of HIV/AIDS, both in the form of outreach to villages and distribution of free condoms that so far was still considered a controversial policy. However, limited budget and low public awareness of the hazards of the HIV/AIDS threat had caused the effort to look fruitless. In practice, the case was getting more widespread and more difficult to control. The Regent of Klungkung, Tjokorda Gede Agung, also recognized the difficulty to at

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Activists doing HIV/AIDS awarness campaign. Transmission of HIV/AIDS is increasingly apprehensive lately. Ironically, amid the threats, the attempt to prevent or at least to suppress the transmission was minimal. least stem the spread of the HIV/ AIDS. “Indeed, it is very difficult to eliminate as a whole. These issues need to be addressed together by the government and customary village. If customary village sees any indi-

cation that a café will be established for prostitution in its territory, it must dare to reject it,” he said. Indeed, the HIV/AIDS case continued to show off an increasing trend. Previously, a total of 159 cases were noted during the period of 2002 to

August 2012. The data were based on the results of Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT), 19 cases of Zero Survey and 19 cases of blood screening at blood transfusion unit in the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) of Klungkung. (kmb31)

Total hawkers in Kintamani estimated to increase Bali Post

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The number of hawkers peddling so far in the area of Kintamani, Bangli, is estimated to increase.

BANGLI - The number of hawkers peddling so far in the area of ??Kintamani, Bangli, is estimated to increase. Latest data owned by the Bangli Culture and Tourism Agency in 2011 indicated the number of hawker was 615 people. They scattered in several locations in the area of tourist attractions such as the restaurant, Kedisan pier and Penelokan. “In the near future, we will make data collection. Possibly, the current number of hawker has been growing,” said the Division Head of Tourism Development and Promotion, Wayan Merta. He said that to restore the image of Kintamani in the eyes of travelers having been tarnished due to the action of hawkers frequently interfering with travelers, his party planned to undertake a

restructuring. Other than providing guidance, his party also planned to immediately relocate the hawkers to location like a shop currently being prepared by local government. As planned, when everything had been ready, hundreds of those hawkers roaming around at Penelokan would be relocated to the existing shops located in the west of the road. It was intended in order the hawkers could be more orderly and well organized. “When the location has been ready, then we will relocate the hawkers. Hopefully, it can be enough to accommodate hundreds of those traders,” he said. Such relocation, added Merta, would also be made ??to hawkers operating at Kedisan pier. However, his party was still waiting for the land that could be taken advantage to accommodate them. To arrange

it, all this time his party had been working with local community leaders. “We’ll propose this plan. Now, it remains in the exploratory stage. Hopefully, as proposed the hawkers can be accommodated at a decent location,” he said. Meanwhile, based on field observation, the coercion committed by hawkers to travelers still frequently occurred. Though having been given an identity card by Bangli government as identification, not all hawkers in Kintamani put on it. “Indeed, many hawkers do not put on their identity card. When asked, some said if their identity card was damaged, while others claimed if theirs has lost. But when the fund has been available, we’ll make the new one for them. By all means, we’ll make data collection of those hawkers first,” he added. (ina)


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Tabanan (Bali Post)— Levee project at Punjuan hamlet, Luwus village, Baturiti, avalanched. Actually, the project of the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) had just been completed three days before. The project valued at IDR 325,210,000 was financed by the state budget 2013. As a result of the disaster, 110 families at local hamlet were at risk of being isolated. Moreover, the avalanche continued to erode the road. because it widened the road from 2.5 meters to about 5 meters. Ironically, before being enjoyed by local people, the levee project had avalanched. Such incident also made local residents alarmed because the avalanched levee lay in the edge of road section to local hamlet. Residents worried if subsequent avalanche would appear and erode the entire road body. Moreover, the entire buffer climbing plants at the location of levee had been totally cleared. “Before the trees were cleared, we were not afraid of the avalanche. Now, the entire trees have been cut down for the levee,” complained Artawan. To avoid any subsequent avalanche, residents prohibited heavy vehicles from passing at the location. Only motorcycles and private cars were allowed to enter. Besides, residents should be extra careful when driving as the avalanche had eroded the edge of main road. “It’s

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The avalanches happen on the side of Punjuan hamlet, Luwus village, Baturiti, Tabanan road. the only way to reach our hamlet. If it collapses, our residents will be totally isolated,” he said. Such incident, said Artawan, had been reported to village authority, including the subdistrict. He hoped the avalanched levee could be

Negara (Bali Post)—

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UBUD - PT Buahan, the owners of Ubud Hanging Gardens, one of Balifs leading boutique hotels, announce today that they will manage the property as an independent hotel, allowing them to introduce a bespoke luxury service to a market driven by unique experiences. Hanging Gardens Ubud, (formerly known as Ubud Hanging Gardens by Orient Express), will extend and develop the hotelfs impeccable Balinese service and focus on the philosophy of understated luxury and privacy. Guests can expect to enjoy an enriched experience as the resort will be able to provide real-time response to the ever-evolving individual needs of todayfs demanding luxury travel consumer. Agents will be able to work directly with the hotel management in order to create tailor-made experiences for their customers. Hidden deep in the heart of Ubudfs rich rainforest preserve; naturefs paradise, this five star boutique hotel with 38 private suites and individual villas, each with its own granite infinity pool, is already well known amongst the discerning international travel elite. Key to the ongoing success of Hanging Gardens Ubud is that all the employees will be retained, ensuring continued service excellence, overseen by incoming GM, John Berndt, who brings to the hotel a deep commitment to product and service excellence, passion for sustainable tourism and an understanding and admiration for Balinese culture. He recently drove the successful rebrand and refresh of the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort. John said, gI am eager to provide the leadership supporting the suburb staff employed from within our local village, complementing their charming and gracious Balinese service. This property is set to lead the way in defining the boutique hotel experience in Bali.h

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addressed. When ignored, residents worried if the avalanche would be getting worse. Moreover, heavy rains continued to flush the area. Up to Tuesday afternoon, there were no signs if the ava-

lanche would be addressed. Residents only posted a caution sign to provide precaution for motorists. Above of the avalanched path followed the Sekar Taman Temple that was always visited by residents. (kmb30)

Shabby toilet, classroom buildings of SMAN 1 Negara unworthy

The condition of SMAN 1 Negara is very dirty

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After three days of completion, road revetment project avalanches

The incident was just known by residents, Monday afternoon (Nov 18) at 5:00 p.m. Before the incident, a heavy rain flushed the location almost for whole day. Allegedly, the construction of the levee was less sturdy so the building suddenly collapsed. The length of avalanched levee was 20 meters with a depth of 20 meters and thickness of 2.5 meters. “Residents found it having avalanched whereas the project had just been completed,” said hamlet chief of Punjuan, Wayan Artawan, Tuesday (Nov 19). He explained the project had been worked on since four months ago. Implementation of the levee was carried out by contractor from Baturiti. According to local residents, they only helped the backfill work. “We really do not know about the quality of construction. Everything is done by the contractor,” he explained. According to Artawan, the levee project actually benefited the residents

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A number of classroom buildings of SMAN 1 Negara high school are damaged so they look shabby. Especially it happens to the buildings on the Northern side of Jalan Sudirman or additional rooms. The three-storied classroom building formerly owned by STITNA/ STIKES suffered a damage because the ceiling is perforated and the wall starts to peel off. According to some students, the three-storied buildings had just been used entirely this year for classroom of grade X. Previously, they were not entirely utilized for classroom. However, this year it had been entirely used because there were additional classes. Based on observation, its condition was indeed less feasible and comfortable for teaching and learning activities. This favorite public school in Negara town seemed to have lost its prestige in terms of the building condition. A number of indoor and outdoor ceilings had been perforated due to age. Moreover, the walls outside the building had also begun to peel off so the framework and brick were visible. In addition, the outdoor and indoor walls were also filled with unclear graffiti made by ballpoints. Similarly, the toilets existing at every corner of the floor looked poorly maintained. They were

shabby due to being dirty and smelly and sometimes it spread into the classroom. Some students said when they started to attend school, condition of the building had been like that, including the existence of the dirty and smelly toilets. On the other hand, the Principal of SMAN 1 Negara, Putu Arya Prapta, confirmed the damage to the buildings on the northern side. When the handover was made, the building previously used for the campus of STITNA/STIKES had been in such condition. The damage had also been reported to the Education Agency. According to him, the damage happened to the roof including the ceiling, walls as well as ceramics that had peeled off. Meanwhile, the graffiti on the wall had not necessarily been made by the students because before the building was fully used by the SMAN 1 Negara in 2010, it was also used by the college. “Before handed over, the building was used by high school at noon and then used by the STITNA/STIKES in the afternoon,” he added. The principal said the support that had been realized was the rehabilitation of two classrooms formerly used for cafeteria. “Previously, since it was damaged, we used it for school cafeteria. Later on after the rehabilitation, it will be used for two classrooms,” he concluded. (kmb26)

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

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

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

Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


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NEW YORK — Fergie and her husband, Josh Duhamel, are writing songs together, but they’re for an audience of one: their son, Axl. “We have own little home-written songs,” Fergie said in an interview Monday, noting their 3-month-old loves their “little ditties.” “We harmonize and we sing together,” the Black Eyed Peas songstress said before singing part of one tune that began with “Baby you’re my baby” and adding: “We can be quite corny.” She usually sings “Silent Night” to put Axl to sleep because it “sounds like a lullaby.” Fergie also said she and Duhamel play Rockabye Baby! CDs with music from artists like Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin and “mommy’s rap music” from artists like Kendrick Lamar.

As for curse words in rap, she said: “I have to figure out how I’m going to deal with that ‘cause mommy loves her rap.” Axl is the couple’s first child. She and Duhamel say they want a second child and Fergie says she wants to stop at two. The 38-year-old singer said being in “mommy mode” is what prompted her to partner with Unilever’s Project Sunlight campaign that launches Wednesday in conjunction with Universal Children’s Day. She said the initiative is about making the planet a better

place for children. “I have an urge to help children everywhere,” she said. Project Sunlight encourages individuals to take steps “to live more sustainably.” As part of the initiative, UNICEF, the World Food Programme and Save the Children are providing school meals, safe drinking and hygiene education to 2 million children worldwide on Wednesday. Fergie said she and Duhamel are taking steps to “create a brighter future for our children” by driving a hybrid vehicle, recycling and planting an organic garden at their home. She said she’s thinking about returning to work on a solo album at some point in the future. “I’ve got my notebooks, I’ve got my iPhone and I’ve got ideas.” Will any of the songs she and Duhamel co-wrote be included? “You never know,” she said with a laugh. “Maybe we’ll put them on as interludes.”

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Chris Brown due back in LA court to update judge Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom to update a judge on his probation for his 2009 attack on Rihanna. Wednesday’s hearing is the first time Brown has been in court since he was arrested last month in Washington, D.C. A 20-year-old man accused Brown of punching him after he tried to get in a photo with the R&B singer. Brown denied to police that he hit the man but was charged with misdemeanor assault. Since then, the Grammy-winner has entered and left rehab for anger management treatment. Brown’s probation for assaulting Rihanna was briefly revoked this summer after a hitand-run incident. He was also ordered to redo 1,000 hours of community service because there were questions about whether he actually completed his initial penalty.

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Two investigator teams from Traffic Section of Denpasar Metro Police and National Police Headquarter Forensic Laboratory of Denpasar Branch organized a crime scene examination, Tuesday (Nov 19).

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DENPASAR - Two investigator teams from Traffic Section of Denpasar Metro Police and National Police Headquarter Forensic Laboratory of Denpasar Branch organized a crime scene examination, Tuesday (Nov 19). Continued crime scene examination was conducted after the fall of tourist bus transporting Chinese travelers into the ravine on Jalan Padang-Padang Beach, Pecatu, South Kuta. As a result, the authorized investigator has not dared to conclude the cause sof the accident.

Chief of Traffic Section of the Denpasar Metro Police, Nuryana, admitted that his party had carried out the crime scene examination at 11:00 a.m. After examining for several hours, his party did not dare to conclude the causes of bus accident claiming six casualties out of 15 passengers. gWe have not known the causes. We are still making the investigation,h he said when asked for his confirmation last Wednesday. In the crime scene examination, the officers checked the location, both at the point where the bus fell down and on the road. There were a breakdown on the road fence and traces of limestone at the ascend-

ing path. Allegedly, the traces of limestone were used to prop the tire before the bus fell into the ravine about 20 meters deep. gProbably, when climbing the bus was not strong enough and jammed. Furthermore, it was blocked up with limestone and then tried to step on the clutch pedal. However, it stalled again,h he said. Well, when it stalled for the second time the engine was off. When the engine was off, the brake automatically did not work, so the bus rolled backwards and crashed into the ravine. gIt is known based on information of the witness. We will find out further information,h affirmed the former Chief of Benoa Harbor Police. Meanwhile, as obser-

vation of Bali Post at location on Tuesday, the National Police Headquarter Forensic Laboratory team of Denpasar Branch had arrived at the scene. The team of five officers came down to location where the tourist bus owned by Bali Happy Travel fall down. They carried a number of tools and checked the bus condition. Even, there were officers who examined by getting into the body of the bus. They checked the condition of tires, brakes and drive shaft of the bus. Meanwhile, the other officers recorded the results of checking. However, when asked about the results, they were reluctant to comment. (kmb21)


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