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LOS ANGELES - George Clooney is still a fan of President Obama, and the feeling is mutual. The president called Clooney “a wonderful guy” and applauded his politics and character in a joint interview with First Lady Michelle Obama for Monday’s edition of “Entertainment Tonight.”

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Actor George Clooney (R) laughs while President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Correspondents Association annual dinner in Washington April 28, 2012.

“He is a terrific advocate on behalf of the people of Darfur and the people of Sudan who’ve been brutalized for a long time,” President Obama told “ET” co-anchor Nancy O’Dell. Their working relationship on Sudan - and their friendship - started when Obama was a junior senator and Clooney, “who had traveled there, done documentaries there and was very well-informed, came to testify in Congress, and so we got to know each other,” the president said. As for whether Clooney has POTUS on speed-dial, Obama demurred, saying the activist actor is conservative when it comes to his using his line into the White House. “And he’s also sensitive to the fact that, you know, that if he’s around a lot than somehow it’ll be tagged as ‘Obama hanging out with Hollywood stars’ and that’s not who he is,” Obama added. For her part, the First Lady took a more aesthetic tack on her husband’s

Rosie O’Donnell suffers heart attack, gets stent Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Rosie O’Donnell says she suffered a heart attack last week and is “lucky to be here.” The 50-year-old comedian detailed the experience on her blog Monday, saying sudden nausea, aches and other symptoms pushed her to do an online search for “women’s heart attack symptoms.” She took a few aspirin and went to a cardiologist the next day. She says an artery was 99 percent blocked and a stent was inserted. O’Donnell writes in a kind of verse on her blog. She says: “Know the symptoms ladies/ listen to the voice inside/ the one we all so easily ignore.” The comedian recently hosted “The Rosie Show” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. It was canceled in March.

A-list friend, pronouncing him “cute” twice during the sit-down discussion with O’Dell. Michelle Obama said she’s suspicious of a “conspiracy” afoot in the Oval Office, as each time Clooney comes by for a presidential têteà-tête, the First Lady’s schedule happens to be booked. “I’m gonna explore that a little more,” she said. Clooney opened his home in Studio City, Calif. for a wildly successful Obama fund-raiser on May 10 and will stump for the president again at two events for American expats in Geneva, Switzerland on August 27.

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Cookies sellers doing transaction with buyer in one of market before the Eid celebration. The surge in prices of basic necessities during the Eid celebration is estimated to trigger inflation rate in Denpasar up to 2 percent. Prof. Dr. I Made Kembar Sri Budhi, a lecturer of the Udayana University, judged the inflation rate happened because of psychological influence of the traders.

Eid triggers inflation rate up to 2 percent Bali Post

DENPASAR - The surge in prices of basic necessities during the Eid celebration is estimated to trigger inflation rate in Denpasar up to 2 percent. Prof. Dr. I Made Kembar Sri Budhi, a lecturer of the Udayana University, judged the inflation rate happened because of psychological influence of the traders. “Although it is not significant, the increase in the price of goods will certainly kindle inflation. I think the inflation of this month will reach 2 percent,” said Prof. Dr. I Made Kembar Sri Budhi. Other than psychological factor, the disrup-

tion of food distribution during the celebration of the Eid 1433 H, said Sri Budhi, also had an impact on the price stability leading to inflation. To that end, the government should attempt to control the prices in coordination with related agencies.

Similar opinion was also revealed by the Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gde Suarsa. During celebration of the Eid, the prices of some basic needs in the market had increased. Though they were not too significant, they would still be perceived by the public. Even, they were also ascertained to affect the inflation rate in July. “We cannot predict the effect of price increases on the inflation in Denpasar. Surely, there is an influence on the inflation rate,” he said.

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KABUL — Militants fired rockets into a U.S. base in Afghanistan and damaged the plane of the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff while he was on a visit, but the general was not near the aircraft, a spokesman for the U.S.-led military coalition said Tuesday. The attack on the plane of U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey represented yet another propaganda coup for the Taliban after they claimed to have shot down a U.S. helicopter last week. It also followed a string of disturbing killings of U.S. military trainers by their Afghan partners or militants dressed in Afghan uniforms. Two maintenance workers were slightly injured by shrapnel from the two rockets that were fired into Bagram Air Field outside Kabul on Monday night, coalition spokesman Jamie Graybeal said. Dempsey “was nowhere near” the plane when the rockets hit near where the aircraft was parked, Graybeal said. The spokesman added that Dempsey had finished his mission in Afghanistan and had left by Tuesday morning, though it was unclear what plane he flew out on or how badly the targeted plane was damaged. Dempsey was in Afghanistan to discuss the state of the war after a particularly deadly few weeks for Americans in the more than 10-year-old Afghan war.


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It was revealed by Regent Agus Suradnyana on the sidelines of watching the development parade in front of the Regent Office, on Saturday (Aug 18). Regent Suradnyana admitted to be surprise when he saw thousands of Buleleng residents were very loyal to watch the development parade starting from the Singaraja City Park and ended on Jalan Ahmad Yani, Singaraja. They were even willing to throng around on the sidewalks to see the attraction displayed by the parade participants. “People looked very happy to watch the parade. To that end, we’ll remodel this parade so that it will not seem monotonous,” he said. According to the regent, so far the participants from each subdistrict were always showing the same attractions from year to year. Even, the materials displayed by participants of the subdistricts looked the same so they give impression of monotony. To make it better, he planned to remodel it into a kind of cultural parade. “We’re going

to seriously work it on into a kind of cultural parade,” he said. In the next parade, he added, each participant would showcase the potential and unique culture of the subdistrict. By that way, each subdistrict would feature a different attraction. For instance, the Tejakula subdistrict could feature wayang wong, gambuh and others, while Gerokgak might present the combination of Balinese and Muslim arts. “The impression is so monotonous,” he said. According to him, the cultural parade would also be taken seriously so that it could become one of the agendas and main tourist attractions. Moreover, August was summer and high season for foreign tourists coming to Bali. To attract those tourists, later the Culture and Tourism Agency would be required to establish cooperation with travel agencies and make promotional brochure in English. “In order the parade can be watched comfortably, the community and tourists can be made a sort of tribune on the sidewalk,” he said. (kmb15)

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A number of rental services businesses seemed to have got many orders this Idul Fitri as stated by Head of Indonesia Vehicles Rentals Association (Asperkindo) Bali, Nyoman Seniweca, last Monday (20/8). It is admitted this Idul Fitri increased orders up to 40 percent compared to normal days. The increase happened 3 days before Eid reaching 10 units per day instead of 6 units per day. Even so, the increase is not significant due to rental companies have increased also some are freelance. The rental price for Avanza and Xenia reached IDR 200,000-250,000, Karimun IDR 175,000-200,000,

Honda Jazz IDR 300,000, Innova IDR 400,000 per day which are its normal prices. The most demanded for family size and economically fit would be Avanza and Xenia which most of them were ordered by guests coming to this island. “They rent up to 7 days,” Seniweca explained. The increase this Idul Fitri is little compared to last year where a peak has been reached before at 98 percent from 23rd December 2011 – 3rd January 2012. Even so, it is worried that this situation causes increasing traffic. For that many tourists preferred using motorcycles so they avoid traffics and easier to find parking spaces. (kmb27)

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Development Exhibition to be changed into cultural parade Development Exhibition held every celebration of the Independence Day in Singaraja seems monotonous and shows off poor creativity. On that account, the Regent of Buleleng, Putu Agus Suradnyana, will remodel it into a kind of cultural parade in years to come.

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Magibung tradition in celebrating the Eid at Singaraja Kampong SEVERAL Moslem communities in Buleleng Regency have a unique tradition in celebrating the Eid. The Singaraja Kampong or better known as Javanese Kampong, for instance, exactly located in the east of Buleleng Market, consisting of a hundred families, celebrate the Eid with magibung or makele tradition. In the Eid celebration on Sunday (Aug 19), the magibung ritual was organized after the Eid prayers in the Nurrahman Mosque. Moslem residents and children had come to the mosque amidst the dense settlement early in the morning. They looked to say the Eid prayers solemnly. As usual, after the prayers it was resumed with sermon delivered by Chairman of the Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI) of Buleleng Regency, Abdul Rahman Zaid LC. Interestingly, the sermon was delivered in Indonesian and Balinese language interchangeably. After praying and listening to sermon, Moslem residents sat side by side in the mosque area. At the same time, the mosque committee was busy serving a meal for the residents. It consisted of yellow rice, white rice along with side dishes such as roasted chicken, chicken curry, aromatic chicken stew and other Eid distinctive dishes. Assorted fruits were also served in a container for dessert. Uniquely, the entire dishes were served in a single large platter. When everything was ready, a local spiritual leader read sacred texts for a few minutes. After that, young and old people were eating food together served in front of them in a familial atmosphere. The Magibung ritual undertaken by Moslem residents of Javanese Kampong was somewhat different from the one in Karangasem. The difference was the residents at Javanese Kampong ate together by using plates, while in the magibung of Karangasem tradition people ate the delicacy without a dish and the food in one group was eaten by hand. Chairman of the MUI, Abdul Rahman Zaid, accompanied by Chairman of Nurrahman Mosque Committee, Mohammed Zen Usman, and Headman of Singaraja Kampong, Agus Murzaji, said that magibung had become a tradition for generations, held every celebration of the Eid. He did not know exactly when his ancestors started the magibung tradition like the one held in Karangasem. Nevertheless, such tradition was estimated to start since

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The ‘Megibung’ tradition is held by the inhabitants of Singaraja Kampong during Eid celebration. the establishment of the Nurrahman Mosque in 1335 H. “We do not know for sure when it was begun. Pursuant to stories of our ancestors, such ritual tradition has existed since the mosque was built and we still celebrate it so far,” he said. According to Abdul Rahman Zaid, though he did not know the history of the ritual, it was intended to preserve the togetherness and tighten the relationship among the Moslem residents that did not distinguish social status. As evidence, all the residents enjoyed the meals together that had been collected sincerely. “It is not only used to maintain the togetherness among the Moslem residents, but also the friendship with non-Moslem residents. We eat together using hands and do not distinguish social status, whether they are officials or residents, all can mingle within a familial atmosphere,” said Abdul Rahman Zaid, confirmed by Headman of Singaraja Kampong, Agus Murzaji. Aside from magibung tradition, the Singaraja Kampong also had another unique tradition held in conjunction with the Eid celebration. It was mekele held by Moslem residents after the magibung tradition. In this tradition, all the residents went around the village to visit every home and then shook hands and congratulated one another for the holiday. All homes at the Singaraja Kampong were visited one by one while expressing their mutual sincere apologies. (kmb)

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1 Aug T umpek Uduh/Pengatag Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih. 2 Aug P urnama Karo Aci-aci Pengenteg Jagat Pura Gelap Besakih Pura Dangkahyangan Pengukur-ukur Pejeng Merajan Gerya Kebon Tabanan Pura Candi Goro Tianyar-Kubu Karangasem Pura Ponjok Batu Tejakula-Buleleng. 4 Aug T umpek Uduh/Pengatag Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih 8 Aug B uda Wage Warigadean Pura Kepisah Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel Gerih Abiansemal Badung Pura Puncaksari Penarukan Peninjoan Bangli Pura Bangun Sakti Besakih Pura Antegsari Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan Pura Pesimpangan Batur Pande Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan. 10 Aug Sukra Umanis Warigadean. Odalan Ida Ratu Penataran Agung Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Puraus Merajan Salonding Besakih. 12 Aug Redite Pon Julungwangi Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Banjar Singaraja. 14 Aug Anggar Kasih Julungwangi Pura Tirtaharum Tegalwangi Bangli Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangguntiti Jakatebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Sangsit Buleleng Pura Dalem Waturenggong Taro Tegalalang Pura Ibu (Pura Kaja) Wanasari Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Tulikup Pura manik Bingin Sidemen 15 Aug Buda Umanis Julungwangi. Pura Penetaran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Banjar Pande Bangli

Pura Puncaksari Pdi Sangeh Abiansemal Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Sanak Sapta Resi Sidan Gianyar Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Jakatebel Merajan Pasek Prateka Batusesa Mr. Jeroan Dauh Cemenggon Cemenggon Pr. Puseh Penegil Darma Kubutambahan Singaraja. 23 Aug W raspati Wage Sungsang Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Tangkas Klungkung Pr. Siang Kangin Tampuagan Tembuku Bangli Odalan Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Petemon Merajan Pasek Gelgel Melinggih Odalan Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Dewa Besakih 29 Aug B uda Keliwon Dunggulan Pura Wakika Kupang, NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang, NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung I Jakarta Timur Pura Mustika Dharma Kompleks Kopassus Cijantung Jakarta Timur. 30 Aug Wraspati Umanis Dunggulan Pura Watukaru Tabanan Pura Lempuyang Luhur Karangasem Pura Kentel Gumi Klungkung Pura Pasek Gaduh Umadesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Penebel Tabanan Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Tiyingan Merajan Pasek Gaduh Umadesa. 31 Aug S ukra Paing Dunggulan Pura Ulun Suwi Jimbaran, Badung Pura Luhur Cemenggon, Sukawati Pura Pasek Ubung Denpasar 31 Aug P urnama Ketiga Pura Gunung Sari Lombok. Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Karangasem Pura Pedarman Arya Telabah Besakih. Pura Bukit Mentik, Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani

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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Astronauts go spacewalking to hang station shields Associated Press Writer

hauled up by the now-retired space shuttles. Armor is needed to reinforce the Russian segment, which unlike the U.S. compartments, arrived without the proper protection already in place. Such shielding is crucial given the booming threat of space junk; even a tiny scrap can inflict damage. A 46-foot crane, meanwhile, needed to be moved from one spot on the Russian portion of the space station to another, in advance of the arrival of a new chamber a year or two from now. The astronauts used a companion crane for the job. And the 20-pound, 1.7-footdiameter research satellite hurled by Padalka will orbit for about three months before burning up in the atmosphere, allowing Russian engineers to track its movement as part of a study on space junk.

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In this still image made from video provided by NASA, a Russian cosmonaut installs shields to protect against zooming pieces of junk to improve the safety of his orbiting home Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.

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DENPASAR - Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby is eligible to file for parole next month, after receiving another six-month remission of her jail term, Indonesian officials said. of Bali’s Kerobokan prison where Corby is imprisoned, said that Corby would be eligible to file for parole next month. “With the six-month cut Corby will have served two-thirds of her sentence by September. That is a condition to file for parole,” he told AFP, adding that his office would help submit the request to the justice ministry. “As far as I know, there is no significant obstacle for her to file for parole. Everything is running well. But it’s the Justice ministry which will decide whether or not she will be released on parole,” he said. If the ministry approves the request, Corby will still have to remain in the country until completing her sentence, Wiratna added.

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Corby during her trial in Denpasar, Bali Island. Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby is eligible to file for parole next month, after receiving another six-month remission of her jail term, Indonesian officials said.

Visitors throng at zoo during Eid holiday Antara

Early heart death raises disease risk for family

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MILWAUKEE — Paul Ryan works out and watches his diet, but a new study shows that clean living can only go so far to help people like the vice presidential candidate overcome a strong family history of heart disease. The study of 4 million people — the largest ever on heart risks that run in families — found that having a close relative die young of cardiovascular disease doubles a person’s odds of developing it by age 50. This risk was independent of other factors like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, and was even higher if more than one close family member had died young. Ryan has said his father, grandfather and great-grandfather all died of heart attacks in their 50s, and the 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman has cited that as the reason for his devotion to exercise. “I’d sure like to see him in my clinic,” said Dr. Patrick McBride, a preventive cardiology specialist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Heart attacks can result from genetic factors, an abnormal heart rhythm or a heart muscle problem

— not just clogged arteries from poor health habits, said McBride, who had no role in this study but has published other work on the topic. “What’s important for anybody with that kind of story is that they sit down with their physician and get a very thorough, detailed family history and try to identify what factors may be present in the family — not just on their own think they can fix their problem,” McBride said. “Exercise alone won’t obviate this risk.” It’s not known if Ryan has had such an evaluation, although McBride noted that as a congressman, Ryan has excellent insurance and access to care. A Mitt Romney campaign spokesman said Ryan was not available for an interview on his health, and did not answer questions about whether Ryan is taking medicines for heart risk factors such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In an email message, the spokesman, Brendan Buck, said Ryan has never smoked, “works out five times a week, eats healthy, gets regular checkups, avoids sweets and limits alcohol consumption.” The Wisconsin congressman joked “my veins run with cheese”

when he was named Romney’s running mate, but it is clear that he takes the health of his arteries seriously. NBC News correspondent Luke Russert recently described a January 2010 conversation when Ryan asked about Russert’s father, “Meet the Press” moderator Tim Russert, who died of heart disease at age 58 in 2008. Ryan urged Luke Russert to increase the cardiovascular level of his workouts and commiserated about the bad aftertaste of fish oil supplements, which some people take to try to ward off heart disease, the younger Russert wrote on an NBC blog. Ryan’s family history of heart disease “is dramatic,” and his efforts to modify whatever risks he can control is “very wise,” said the leader of the new study, Dr. Mattis Ranthe, a scientist at the Danish Ministry of Health. The study involved 4 million people from Denmark, which has detailed medical registries on families dating to 1949 because of universal health care. Researchers zeroed in on people who had developed cardiovascular disease, such as clogged arteries, heart failure, a rhythm problem or trouble with a valve, by age 50.

Toddlers Show Less Sympathy for Whiners

Toddlers seem to know the difference between a whiner and somebody who is justifiably upset, and the young children often show less sympathy for crybabies, a new study shows. For the research, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, studied 24 girls and 24 boys, ages 36 months to 39 months, as they each interacted with two adults. During the interactions, one of the adults would show he was upset by frowning, whimpering or pouting. In each case, the adult was either reacting to something that would cause reasonable distress or overreacting to something much less serious. These situations included one adult dropping a toy-box lid on another adult’s hand (causing justified distress) or one adult getting his sleeve caught on the

toy-box lid (causing an unjustified tantrum). In another pair of situations, one adult found extra marbles and did not share them with the other adult or one adult shared six marbles equally. The researchers found that the children showed concern for the adults who got upset over a real harm or injustice. The kids even showed some concern for those adults later when they got upset over an unknown cause, the American Psychological Association (APA) explained in a statement. “The study provides the first evidence that 3-year-olds can evaluate just how reasonable another person’s distressed reaction is to a particular incident or situation, and this influences whether they are concerned enough to try to do something to help,” Max Planck Institute researcher Robert Hepach said in the APA statement.

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Corby can file for parole next month

Corby, who received a 20-year jail sentence in 2005 for smuggling 4.1 kilos (nine pounds) of marijuana into the holiday island of Bali, was given a six-month remission as part of Indonesia’s Independence Day celebrations on Friday, justice minister Amir Syamsuddin said. “The Justice and Human Rights ministry has approved a six-month sentence cut for Corby today,” the minister told AFP. Corby has received several remissions that are given out annually to prisoners for good behaviour, including five years of jail time slashed in May after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono approved her request for clemency. I Gusti Ngurah Wiratna, head

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts improved the safety of their orbiting home Monday by installing shields to protect against zooming pieces of junk. Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko hung the panels on the Russian side of the International Space Station, after moving a bulky crane and tossing overboard a small spherical satellite. The Russian spacewalking powerhouse — the two have 14 spacewalks between them — kept going even after Mission Control in Moscow advised them to take a break 3½ hours into their six-hour excursion. They surged ahead despite a late start to Monday’s spacewalk, the first at the space station in six months. A leaky valve somewhere on the Russian side forced the crew to reopen the air lock and check the seals to ensure a tight fit, before Padalka and Malenchenko could go out. Padalka assured flight controllers they were in no rush, but admitted it was “kind of boring” to wait an extra hour. The five 1-inch-thick micrometeorite debris panels were supposed to be installed during a previous spacewalk in February, but got put on hold when other work ran long. The pieces were

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People spending their holiday at the zoo during Eid holiday. Around 3,000 people visited the Bali Zoo during this year’s Eid holiday, which is considerably more than the numbers of tourists who flocked to the zoo in 2011, its spokesperson Emma Kristiana Chandra said on Tuesday.

DENPASAR - Around 3,000 people visited the Bali Zoo during this year’s Eid holiday, which is considerably more than the numbers of tourists who flocked to the zoo in 2011, its spokesperson Emma Kristiana Chandra said on Tuesday. “In addition to foreign tourists, we also saw the number of domestic visitors growing sizably,” she said. Data indicates that around 3,000 domestic tourists dropped in at the zoo located in Singapadu in the Gianyar district on Sunday and Monday, which was a 25 percent jump from the 2,400 visitors that the zoo had during the same period in 2011. Most of the domestic visitors coming to the zoo were from Jakarta and Surabaya, Chandra pointed out. The zoo management had organized several outdoor activities to entertain visitors, such as feeding lions, riding elephants around the zoo and a bird show held at periodic intervals. Visitors were also excited to pose for pictures with the several wild animals that inhabit the zoo, including crocodiles, white tigers and binturongs, she noted. The zoo charges local residents US $6.3 or Rp60 thousand per person, while non-Bali dwellers are expected to pay US $7.9 or Rp75 thousand per adult and US $3.9 or Rp37 thousand per child. Meanwhile, foreign tourists are charged US $24 for adults and US $12 for children. Chandra said she expects the number of visiting tourists to swell in wake of the holiday, which has been extended to Tuesday and Wednesday.


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To minimize crowdedness in Gajah Mada Civilian guard disciplines sidewalk traders Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Mada. It happened because the traders sold their goods to the middle of the road. Besides, a part of the road was also used as parking space of car and motorcycle, so the road body turned narrower. As a result, the passing vehicles on Jalan Gajah Mada were disturbed. “Every day, we deploy a squad of troops consisting of 15 personnel to secure along Jalan Gajah Mada to location in front of the Desa and Puseh Temple of Denpasar,” said Wiradana. Alit Wiradana stated that traders peddling along Jalan Gajah Mada should clean the rubbish and leave the location at 06:00 a.m. because the traffic flow from 06:00 a.m. onwards had been already crowded, especially the employees going to work and students going to school. “The public order officers assigned to secure Jalan Gajah Mada are directly asked to clear the area from 06:00 a.m. All the rubbishes must be cleaned up and traders should leave the location,” he said. (kmb12)

The condition of Gajah Mada during rush hour

Penjor essentials searched by customers

With the Galungan and Kuningan religious days soon approaching, a number of Hindus have started to find the essentials needed such as for penjor (a tall, curved bamboo pole decorated with coconut leaves with an offering at the base) as seen last Monday (20/8) at some sellers in Bona Village, Blahbatuh, Gianyar. The pragmatic society has made penjor essentials sellers increasing as coconut leaves existence decreasing; a papyrus made essentials may be preferred. Their early shopping

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In some of his strongest language yet on Syria, on a day when U.N. observers pulled out after a fruitless bid for peace and Assad’s forces mounted new attacks, the U.S. leader said Assad faced “enormous consequences” if he crossed a “red line” of even moving unconventional weapons in a threatening manner. Seeking re-election in November, Obama noted that he had refrained “at this point” from ordering U.S. military engagement in Syria. But when he was asked at a White House news conference whether he might deploy forces, for example to secure Syrian chemical and biological weapons, he said his view could change. “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized,” Obama said. “That would change my calculus.” Faced with a complex and explosive conflict at the heart of the Middle East, and with resolute support for Assad from Iran and from Russia and China at the United Nations, Washington and its Western allies have shown little ap-

petite for more than hands-off help for the rebels, in contrast to their attacks on Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi last year. Obama’s comments, however, raised the prospect of some change, under certain conditions. Syria last month acknowledged for the first time that it had chemical and biological weapons and said it could use them if foreign countries intervened. The threat drew strong warnings from Washington and its allies, although it is not clear how the Syrian armed forces might use such weapons in urban warfare. “We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people,” Obama told the impromptu news conference on Monday. He acknowledged he was not “absolutely confident” the stockpile was secure. CALL TO QUIT

Calling again for Assad to step aside to allow a democratic transition but conceding that prospects for a “soft landing” to the conflict were dim, Obama said the weapons worried not only Washington but also its allies in the region, including Israel.

Hundreds of police deployed Bangli (Bali Post) –

The Eid celebration at Bangli last Sunday (19/8) to Monday (20/8) have had Bangli Police deployed hundreds of personnel to secure mosques and other vital places such as Kintamani, Penelokan tourist object which has been a world destination for domestic and overseas tourists. Head of Bangli Police Public Relation, APC Ida I Dewa Nyoman Rai,

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Illegal petrol pile up, four tons of diesel fuel confiscated

Philippine minister’s body found three days after plane crash

As information spread there has been a misuse in petrol distribution, Karangasem Police have investigated to galian C at Kubu, Karangasem and found 4000 liters or 4 tons of solar at a warehouse last Wednesday (15/8) afternoon as stated by Head of Karangasem Police Public Relation, APC Made Wartama as permitted by GAPC Rudy Efendy last Monday (20/8). The warehouse was found at Banjar Darma Winangun, Kubu, Karangasem which its owner, I Ketut Ardika (45) a resident of Banjar Lebah, Sukadana, Kubu. Until Monday, evidences are still in the warehouse as there are too many of them placed in 5 iron drums each

MANILA - Divers have recovered the body of the Philippines’ interior minister from the wreckage of a light aircraft that crashed into the sea near the central island of Masbate three days ago, a senior official said on Tuesday. The body of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo was pulled out from the six-seat Piper Seneca plane that had been carrying him, Transportation and Communication Secretary Mar Roxas told reporters. The bodies of the two pilots, one of whom

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last Monday (20/8) stated the personnel have been sent to Mesjid Agung Mosque located in front of the Headquarters which held praying joined by 350 prayers. The troops were lead by Bangli Police Operational Head, PC Drs. IB Jembariawan, MH. Meanwhile Kintamani Police is lead by Head of Kintamani Police PC I Komang Susanta in securing an Idul Fitri praying joined by 300 people at least. All activities went well and orderly. (kmb17)

containing 200 liters and another three drums with 150 liters each, two tower gallons containing 8,000 and 1,000 liters also three jerigens with 30 liters each yet it is blocked and had it sealed with police line as there is no permit owned on stocking the petrol even though there are legal documents of invoices. Police have also brought owner to Headquarters to be investigated further. In his confession, he stated the petrol was bought with industrial price and not a subside one which is then sold to heavy equipment operators at galian C. He bought the solar IDR 9,500 per liter.”Activities have to be stopped until owner has the permit based on Petrol and Gas Law,” Wartama stated. (013)

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A man cries near the graves of his two children killed during a recent Syrian Air Force air strike in Azaz, some 47 km (29 miles) north of Aleppo, August 20, 2012.

This photo released by the Philippine Air Force shows the Philippine flag draped on the casket of Philippine Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo as it boards a military plane at the airport in Masbate province, central Philippines, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.

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seemed to happened due to avoiding increasing prices and the much varied choices in the beginning as stated by one buyer, Dewa. As compared to 6 months ago, to buy one set of paddies to be used for penjor could reach IDR 20-45 thousands, hanging decorations IDR 50-60 thousands, while other artistic accessories reached IDR 60-70 thousands or even hundreds of Rupiah for bigger sizes. Bamboo and palm also increased in prices which are higher than the usual day’s prices. (kmb16)

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WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - U.S. forces could move against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, President Barack Obama warned, notably if he deploys his chemical weapons against rebels trying to overthrow him.

A number of traders around the Kumbasari and Badung Market often utilize the sidewalks to sell their goods. This condition makes Denpasar look chaotic. On that account, the civilian security guards (Trantib) and public order officers (Satpol PP) of Denpasar in cooperation with local pecalang (customary security taskforce) finally disciplined a number of traders who violated the selling location, Wednesday (Aug 15). To avoid the presence of traders from coming back to peddle on the sidewalks, the officers of Tramtib and Satpol PP supervised again the locations frequently used by traders on Monday (Aug 20). One of them was Jalan Gajah Mada. “Although today is a holiday, we continue to secure along Jalan Gajah Mada starting at 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. local time in order the traders of canang oblation, young coconut leaf, base of canang oblation and vegetables will no longer peddle on the road body as it can cause crowded traffic,” said the Head of Tramtib and Satpol PP of Denpasar, IB Alit Wiradana, accompanied by the Division Head of Development and Capacity Operation, Nyoman Oka Saljana, last Monday. He said the discipline against the traders was a follow-up of public complaints against the crowdedness downtown Denpasar. Every morning, the traffic congestion often occurred on the road section from Jalan Sutomo to Jalan Gajah

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was a Nepalese flight student, were still being removed from the wreckage, Roxas said. “Sad as it is, we are now in search and recovery and retrieval,” Roxas said. Robredo, part of Aquino’s cabinet since he took office in June 2010 and a member of the ruling political party, was on his way home to Camarines Sur province from Cebu island when his plane malfunctioned On Saturday, forcing the pilots to try to land on Masbate. Witnesses said they saw the plane crash into the sea about 500 meters from the airport runway.

Car bomb kills eight near Turkey’s border with Syria

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HAKKARI, Turkey - A car bomb a senior Turkish politician blamed on Kurdish separatists exploded near a police station in a city near Turkey’s southeastern border with Syria on Monday, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens more. TV footage from Gaziantep showed a bus and the surrounding area ablaze and smoke billowing into the sky as firemen tried to fight the fire. Ambulances ferried casualties to hospital while anxious residents looked on. “Unfortunately we lost eight citizens and nearly 60 people are getting treated at several hospitals according to our initial information,” Erdal Ata, Gaziantep’s governor, told reporters.

The explosion, which officials said was caused by a remote-controlled car bomb, is likely to further strain already tense relations between Turkey and its war-torn neighbor Syria. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but southeastern Turkey is frequently the scene of attacks by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union. Turkey has accused Syria of supporting the PKK, which launched a separatist insurgency in the region 28 years ago during which more than 40,000 people have been killed. “The PKK ... is trying to provoke our citizens by targeting the civilian population directly. Our citizens must remain cool-headed,” Omer Celik, deputy chairman of the ruling AK Party, wrote in his Twitter account.

Firefighters work at the scene of an explosion in the southeastern Turkish town of Gaziantep August 20, 2012.

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SAO PAULO - The beauty industry is booming in Brazil, where meticulous manicures, sophisticated scents and impeccable make-up are a must-have for women who have made the country the sector’s world number three. For the first time this year, the salon featured more than nail products, as organizers and vendors alike have realized that the Brazilian beauty products market is expanding quickly. About 40 million people have joined the middle class in the past decade in the Latin American powerhouse, now the world’s sixth-largest economy -- and beauty retailers see opportunities for major sales. US door-to-door beauty products seller Avon has an enormous interest

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BERLIN - The European Central Bank is considering buying the bonds of crisis-wracked eurozone countries to ensure borrowing costs do not rise beyond a pre-determined level, German newsweekly Der Spiegel said Sunday. The bank will define an upper limit for borrowing costs in countries such as Spain and Italy and intervene in the markets to ensure it is not breached, Spiegel said, without citing its sources. Spain and Italy have seen their borrowing costs shoot up during the eurozone crisis to levels that forced Greece, Portugal and Ireland to seek a bailout. At the end of trade on Friday, Spain was paying 6.39 percent to borrow for 10 years and Italy 5.76 percent. In contrast, Germany was paying 1.49 percent, as investors trust Europe’s top economy to repay them. The so-called spread, or difference, between benchmark German bonds and the debt-wracked countries would be decisive for the proposed rate cap, Spiegel said. ECB President Mario Draghi announced earlier in August that his institution “may” buy bonds of struggling countries if they first apply for EU bailout funds and accept tough conditions in return. He said the details would be worked out before the next meeting of the ECB, scheduled for September 6. Spiegel said that ECB governors would decide then whether to implement the proposed borrowing cost cap.

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This month, Sao Paulo hosted “Nails Fashion Week” -- where about a dozen domestic and foreign brands are offering up the latest trends in nail color as well as stilettos, make-up and eyewear in a bid to seduce new customers. “We created this event in order to spark new trends and seal new partnerships. Some brands participate but many others came to check it out. The idea is to keep getting bigger,” event founder Luciana Medeiros told AFP.

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in Brazil, with the company’s local marketing chief Ricardo Patrocinio saying the business is “growing in very interesting proportions” in the country. “Consumers have increased purchasing power and are open to buying different kinds of products,” Patrocinio said. According to a study by market research firm Euromonitor cited recently by a Brazilian industry association, the sector generated $43 billion in sales in 2011, up 19 percent from the previous year. That means Brazil now accounts for 10 percent of the global beauty products market, putting it in third place behind the United States and Japan. The Brazilian Association of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance

Industry attributes the growth to several factors, including the increasing number of women in the workplace and the seemingly constant launches of new products. Economist Marcelo Neri of the Getulio Vargas Foundation says socioeconomic factors are definitely in play. “Women are working more, have more money and are having fewer children, which allows them to have even more money. Between 2001 and 2009, women’s incomes rose 38 percent, against just 16 percent for men,” Neri told AFP. “In Brazil, those who are successful... can start buying products to which they did not have access before. There are 40 million of them.” Renata Leite, a marketing executive for Colorama, a nail polish brand

NEGARA - Hundreds of regional migrants began to return to Bali one day after the Eid, Monday (Aug 20). It was seen from the density of each vessels berthing on the dock of Gilimanuk Harbor since the morning. Aside from homecomers, the Gilimanuk entrance was still crowded by private cars with Java license plate aiming at spending holiday to Bali.

bought a decade ago by French cosmetics giant L’Oreal, said her company’s products have a broad-based appeal: from the working poor to the upper class. “We hope to turn Brazil into a cutting-edge market that sets trends. This market can do that,” Leite said. Alexandre Zolko, who launched the footwear brand My Shoes three years ago, is also counting on Brazil’s growing middle class to help grow his business. He says his motto is “accessible luxury.” “My products are aimed at those using credit cards,” he said on the sidelines of Nails Fashion Week. According to official data, Brazil’s middle class now has about 95 million people, or about half the country’s population.

Chinese city plans $240 billion in investment Associated Press

BEIJING — A major Chinese city has announced plans for $240 billion in industrial investments, adding to local spending initiatives that analysts say should help to reverse China’s economic slowdown. The government of Chongqing, a major industrial center in China’s southwest, said in an announcement reported Tuesday by state newspapers that it will invest 1.5 trillion yuan in seven areas including autos, electronics and petrochemicals over the next three years. It is the fifth Chinese city to announce multibillion-dollar investment plans as they try to stimulate economic growth that has slowed steadily this year. The others are Changsha in central China, Guangzhou in the south and Nanjing and Ningbo in the east. Those city-level initiatives should help to drive an economic rebound before the end of the year, Nomura economist Zhiwei Zhang said in a report Tuesday. China’s economic growth slowed to a three-year low of 7.6 percent in the quarter ending in June despite government stimulus efforts. The International Monetary Fund is forecasting 8 percent growth for the year but revenues for some companies in industries such as shipbuilding are down 50 percent. Beijing has cut interest rates twice since the start of June and is pumping money into the economy through higher investment by state companies. Premier Wen Jiabao said last week

China should meet its economic targets this year but warned “economic hardships” may continue for some time. The Communist Party’s growth target this year is 7.5 percent, above the low single-digit levels of the United States, Europe and Japan but painful for Chinese companies that are used to high growth. Authorities are resisting calls for more aggressive action after their huge stimulus in response to the 2008 global crisis fueled

inflation and a wasteful building boom. Plans in Chongqing call for creating seven industrial clusters with investment of at least 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) and 30 more with at least 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion). There was no indication how much of that investment might be part of earlier plans that were being reannounced in an effort to bolster public confidence and encourage private sector spending.

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A woman picks vegetables at a supermarket in Hefei in central China’s Anhui province Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. A major Chinese city has announced plans for $240 billion in industrial investments, adding to local spending initiatives that analysts say should help to reverse China’s economic slowdown.

As their confession, they came to Bali to spend their Eid holiday. Most of the migrants admitted that their day off as employees had run out. Moreover, the activities in Bali like in the offices or schools had begun. On average, they were coming back because their day off had run out. However, the number of backflows on Monday was still reasonable and predicted to increase within this week. “A lot of my friends have not been back here. My day off has run out today, while tomorrow I have to go to work,” the man said. The increasingly crowded homecomer backflows to Bali made the officers in Post II at Gilimanuk (exit of Gilimanuk Harbor) examine the papers and freights of the incoming cars and motorcycles. Operation Division Head of Jembrana Police, Made Wirya Sucipta, getting involved in the monitoring at Gilimanuk said that most homecomer backflows were residents of Banyuwangi and surrounding areas that were relatively close. Suwirya accompanied by Chief of Gilimanuk Marine Police, Made Prihenjagat, said the examination carried out every day was pursuant to the existing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and made more intensively. It was intended to deter the entry of persons or groups wishing to screw up the security in Bali, especially the group of terrorists. Other than in Post II, the examination was also conducted in the identity post. (kmb26)

EXISTENCE of museum is frequently overlooked. Many museums are forced to close their operation due to incapability of bearing the operational costs. Even, the number of museum visitor tends to diminish by degrees, why? Here is a report highlighting the museum condition. Tabanan as a tourist destination has a very unique museum. As an agricultural region becoming the rice granary of Bali, Tabanan has long had a Subak Museum. The museum is also designed as one of the tourist destinations in Tabanan. The museum holds a variety of historic items. Many visitors come to conserve, research, communicate and exhibit tangible objects to the public for the purpose of study, education and enjoyment. Existence of the museum located at Sanggulan emerged on August 17, 1975 on the initiative of I Gusti Ketut Kaler, an expert at customs and religion of the Bali Religious Affairs. At that time, the initiator proposed the idea of preserving the traditional institution named subak (irrigation cooperative) as a sublime cultural heritage of the nation. As a matter of fact, subak has existed since ancient times in the eleventh century and grown up to these days and showed off the identity with characteristic of independence based on an eternal philosophy known as the Tri Hita Karana. It is the three causes of happiness in the human relationship to God, nature and fellow humans. Later on came the idea to pre-

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Police doing entry check to motorcylist that entering Gilimanuk Port. Hundreds of regional migrants began to return to Bali one day after the Eid, Monday (Aug 20). It was seen from the density of each vessels berthing on the dock of Gilimanuk Harbor since the morning.

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serve one of the subak regions remaining beautiful to be made a kind of sustainable cultural heritage where at the location was also established a storage of equipment and objects related to farming activities and subak life. Besides, it also includes the traditional farmhouse in accordance with all the rules of construction based on Asta KosalaKosali and Asta Bumi or geomancy in Balinese tradition. “The museum holds artifacts having a power of

life,” said the Head of Subak Museum, JA Ratna Pawitrani. Ratna Pawitrani said that since it was inaugurated on October 13, 1981 by Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, the Subak Museum was managed by Bali Province. However, since 2002 it was been managed by Tabanan Regency. In its development, she said, the tourist visit to Subak Museum showed an increase. Daily visit to Subak Museum ranged from 10-20 people. “It is not as busy as

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Tabanan has long had a Subak Museum. The museum is also designed as one of the tourist destinations in Tabanan. The museum holds a variety of historic items.

at Tanah Lot tourist object. Visitors only dropped in here for short time. By and large, they are visitors who have special interest, such as performing a research,” she said. Subak Museum had a number of tools used by subak organization ranging from opening the land up to harvesting rice. There were also ritual objects used to support the farming activities transcendentally. Besides, visitors could also see a miniature of subak organizations such as dams, irrigation canals where the water was then collected into a tunnel. Afterward, the water was distributed to rice field area of each subak member. The museum also displayed various agricultural tools commonly used to start the land cultivation such as the embankment slicer, saws and axe. The other artifacts on display consisted of the irrigation channel like peganjing, carpenter’s square, water divider and wooden plow. Similarly, there were also tools used to clear grass such as sorok and kis-kis. Meanwhile, there were also various bamboo traps used to capture aquatic animals such as eel and shrimp; sword to catch frogs; and seser to catch crabs. Then, there were tools used in harvest time such as rice cutter for harvesting local rice variety, carts for transporting the crops, and wooden mortar for pounding rice. In the meantime, to measure the rice was used a special tool such as patan and dishes such as kauh to hold rice and vegetables. “Here, all artifacts have been com-

pleted with a caption. From the beginning of land cultivation, harvest activities up to the time when the rice is ready to be eaten have special tools and ritual. They are wholly displayed here,” she said. Tourist visit to Subak Museum was dominated by foreign tourist such as those from the Netherlands and France. Meanwhile, domestic tourist was dominated by school children. Moreover, such a visit usually took place seasonally in May and June, ranging from students of kindergartens to universities. “They are interested in subak to do a research. They wanted to know why the subak can still exist,” she said. The visit to Subak Museum was quite enough, but not equal to the visit to the other tourist objects as recognized by the museum management. It happened because the museum lacked of promotion and visitors were always restricted by time given by travel agency. In addition, visitors had little interest to make a visit and it only happened to certain people. So far, there had been an effort to promote the Subak Museum such as by organizing annual drawing competition coinciding with the anniversary of the museum along with cartoon exhibition, subak with art festivals, promotion through the internet, website and sending a letter directly to visitors in order they wanted to make a visit to the museum. “We are committed to advancing this museum so that it remains sustainable and has a lure for visitors,” she added. (wid)


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Japanese journalist killed covering Syria fighting Associated Press Writer

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A relative of inmate cries outside Yare prison in San Francisco de Yare, 72 km (45 miles) south from Caracas, August 20, 2012.

Well-armed Venezuela prisoners riot again, killing 25 Reuters

YARE, Venezuela - Well-armed inmates in one of Venezuela’s notoriously overcrowded prisons rioted over the weekend, killing 25 people, the government said on Monday. In familiar scenes for Venezuelans, relatives wept outside the Yare I complex in the central coastal state of Miranda, as sketchy details emerged of fighting among armed gangs in the prison. Prisons Minister Iris Varela told reporters that 25 people, including one visitor, died in the riot. “We will make them answer for this,” she added, saying another 29 inmates and 14 visitors had been injured in the riot. The South American nation’s 34 prisons were designed to hold

around a third of the 50,000 inmates now in them, according to local prison advocacy groups. Many of the prisoners are armed and hundreds are killed each year in riots and gang fights. With a presidential election due in less than two months, prison chaos is a politically sensitive issue. Chavez blames neglect in the decades before he took power in 1999, but critics say the socialist president has paid scant attention to the problem since then. “The transformation of the Venezuelan prison system is another big lie that we’ve been told by this government,” wrote opposition leader Henrique Capriles via

Twitter. “How many more will die?” Chavez did not mention the situation on a TV appearance. In May, as police forcibly transferred inmates out of La Planta jail in Caracas - built for 350 but housing nearly 2,500 - gunshots rang out among the prisoners. Some were sent to Yare. A month-long siege occurred last year at El Rodeo prison, just outside the capital, which left 22 dead before some 5,000 soldiers restored order. In Venezuela’s worst incident, around 130 prisoners were burned or hacked to death with machetes during gang fights at Sabaneta jail in Maracaibo in 1994.

we are unable to predict. Clearly, it has an impact,” he said. For information, the inflation rate of Denpasar last June 2012 reached 0.43 percent. Inflation rate based on calendrical year (January-June) reached 2.65 percent. In June, the inflation happened because of the price hike as shown by the increase in the

index of the goods and service group such as foodstuffs. Some commodities experiencing price hike, among others, were garlic, red pepper, carrots, green beans, shallot, house rental and ceramics. Meanwhile, the decline in June happened to commodities such as papaya, young jackfruit, citrus and air transport. (kmb27)

Eid... From page 1 He mentioned the price hike of basic needs ahead of the Eid was not based on the government policy or not expected by the government. Instead, it was a psychological influence of the traders. “In terms of psychological factor, they (traders—Ed) increased the price on their own will or followed their neighbors (other traders). So,

TOKYO — A Japanese journalist has been killed in Syria while covering the civil war there, Japan’s government said Tuesday. Mika Yamamoto, a veteran war correspondent with The Japan Press, an independent TV news provider that specializes in conflict zone coverage, was killed Monday in the northwestern city of Aleppo, said Masaru Sato, a spokesman with the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo. Sato said the 45-year-old was hit by gunfire while she and a colleague were traveling with the rebel Free Syrian Army, which is trying to topple the regime of President Bashar Assad. A video posted on YouTube on Monday by an activist in Syria shows the body of an Asian woman inside a van wrapped in blankets with only her face showing. An Associated Press reporter who had worked with Yamamoto and who viewed the video confirmed her identity. Yamamoto had covered the war in Afghanistan after 2001 and the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq from Baghdad as a special correspondent for NTV, according to Japan Press’ website. In the YouTube video, Capt. Ahmed Ghazali, a rebel fighter in the northern Syrian city of Azaz, says the Japanese journalist was killed by regime forces in Aleppo. “We welcome any journalist who wants to enter Syria,” Ghazali says. “We will secure their entry, but we are not responsible for the brutality of Assad’s forces against the media.” Expressing frustration that the international community has not intervened in the Syria conflict, which activists say has killed more than 20,000 people since March 2011, Ghazali says he hopes the journalist’s death will encourage international action. “I hope that these countries that have not been moved by Syrian blood will be moved by the blood of their people,” he says. Ghazali also said two other journalists were captured by Syrian government forces in Aleppo, including a reporter with Al-Hurra TV named “Bashar.”

China’s leftists dig in for fight over Bo Xilai Reuters

BEIJING - Leftist supporters of China’s toppled politician Bo Xilai are digging in for an unusually defiant defense of their hero, arguing that he and his wife are victims of a plot that has opened a dangerous schism between them and the Communist Party. A Chinese court handed Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai, a suspended death sentence on Monday after finding her guilty of murdering a British businessman, Neil Heywood. But no amount of propaganda about Gu’s misdeeds appears likely to persuade Bo’s supporters that the case was anything but a conspiracy to derail him and discredit his mix of populist economic pledges and Mao Zedong-inspired socialist revivalism. The party’s far-leftists have openly accused top leaders of plotting to oust Bo, and even circulated by email and online an extraordinary petition calling for the impeachment of Premier Wen Jiabao. Its reported signatories included two retired senior officials, although this could not be independently confirmed. “At least for now, I believe there are too many doubtful points about the case,” said Han Deqiang, an academic in Beijing, who has been one of ardent defenders of Bo’s policies in Chongqing, the southwestern city that Bo made into a display case of populist policies and traditional socialist culture. “I believe that this whole incident was intended to eradicate Bo Xilai’s Chongqing model,” said Han, who teaches at the Beihang University school of business management. “They have destroyed a ray of hope for the Chinese Communist Party.” Bo has been held at an unknown location away from the public since he was ousted in March, accused of unspecified violations of party discipline, possibly including corruption and abuse of power. There has been no official word on how the party leadership will handle those accusations and whether he will face trial. But Bo’s political career, at least, seems over.

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JAKARTA - The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck central Indonesia at the weekend has risen to six, an official said Tuesday, after rescuers reached villages that had been cut off by a landslide. “Six people have died, including a nineyear-old boy, and 43 are injured. More than 400 homes are now damaged,” National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told AFP. “There is still an area that we haven’t accessed, so we’ll send two helicopters there to distribute aid and assess the damage there. It’s possible the death toll could rise, but we’re hoping for the best.” The 6.3-magnitude struck the island of Sulawesi Saturday evening at a depth of around 20 kilometres (12 miles), the US Geological Survey said, close to villages in the districts of Parigi Moutong and Sigi. Landslides had blocked access to 14 villages in surrounding districts, and 300 soldiers and heavy equipment, including bulldozers, had been deployed to remove the debris, Sutopo said.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity. Emergency supplies

Helicopters on Tuesday dropped the first food and emergency supplies to a remote mountainous area three days after a deadly earthquake rocked a north Indonesian island and triggered landslides that cut off villages, a disaster official said. “Many victims remain beyond reach,” said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the Disaster Management Agency, adding that rescuers were also being hampered by downed communications. “They are isolated from the outside world after earthquaketriggered landslides.” The magnitude-6.3 quake struck Saturday evening near Palu city on Sulawesi Island as residents were ending their fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Six people were killed, and at least 43 others were injured.

More than 300 soldiers were deployed to rural Lindu sub-district to help clear roads into Lore Lindu National Park that were blocked by quake-triggered landslides in more than 60 areas, Nugroho said. Limited telephone communication was hampering rescue efforts, but helicopters were able to evacuate some injured victims from the isolated mountainous area, including two women with broken necks, he said. Nearly 2,000 people were displaced by the quake, which destroyed roads, bridges and more than 470 homes and buildings in Parigi Mountong and Sigie, the closest districts to the epicenter. Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanos and fault lines around the Pacific Basin. A giant quake off the country on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, half of them in Indonesia’s westernmost province of Aceh.

Indonesian migrant workers gets 20 years in Singapore Antara

JEMBER - A 19-year-old migrant from Jember in East Java, who has been identified as Vitria Depsi Wahyuni, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Singapore court for murdering her employer, the head of East Java¿s Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (SBMI) said. “Wahyuni was sentenced for 10 years on March 7, so she should have been freed from prison by 2016, excluding periodic detention. But when we filed an appeal against that judgment, the appeal was overturned and her sentence was increased to 20 years,” Moch Cholily said. He added that Wahyuni’s lawyers are considering filing another appeal, now that the Idul-Fitri holiday has concluded. Wahyuni was initially sen-

tenced to death based on Article 302, Chapter 224 of Singapore’s `Criminal Penal Code.¿ But considering that she was 17 years old at the time and very fragile psychologically, the judges reduced her conviction to 10 years imprisonment, which has now been raised to 20 years. She had claimed that she was often treated harshly and made to eat stale food while working for the victim identified as 81year-old Sng Gek Wah. Wahyuni arrived in Singapore on November 21, 2009 using a tourist passport, instead of a working passport. But within five days of her arrival, she was accused of murdering her boss, after a quarrel. She had told the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore at the time that she was often mistreated and made to work for more than 12 hours.

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A woman checks her damaged house in the village of Tuva village on the eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi on August 19, 2012 following a powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake that killed at least three people and seriously injured a dozen others. The quake struck on August 19 near the mountainous districts of Parigi Moutong and Sigi in Central Sulawesi province, where panicked residents ran from their homes into the streets as the ground shook violently for around 15 seconds.

JAYAPURA - An unidentified armed group shot a policeman to death here Tuesday at about 10.30 am local time, a police spokesman said. Head of public relations officer of Papua police office, senior commissioner Yohannes Nugroho confirmed that Brigadier Yohan Kasiwatoi was shot to death by an unidentified armed group at the Enarotali airport. The incident happened when Brigadier Yohan Kasiwatoi was washing a car at one end of the airport runway in Paniai district, Papua province. Prior to the incident, Briga-

dier Yohan Kasiwatoi was accompanied by First Brigadier Gustab Wartanoi, but Gustav went somewhere to buy food, he said. Yohan Kasiwatoi was shot to death while his friend (First Brigadier Gustab Wartanoi) was away, the spokesman said. The gun shot went through the left chest of the victim, the spokesman said, adding the airport was located near a lake. According to Yohannes Nugroho, a bullet from a revolver gun type was found on the scene of the accident. Meanwhile, the Paniai police precinct personnel continue to chase the armed group.


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Taman Ayun Temple IBP

Taman Ayun Temple is a Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire and it is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency and about 18 Km north side of Denpasar town. It is strategically located beside of major roadway between Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set on the land which is surrounded by the big fish pond and look like a drift on the water. It owns the beautiful temple building with multistoried roof and Balinese Architecture. The wide beautiful landscape garden in front courtyard to welcome all visitors who come and visit this temple. It is a beautiful place to visit on your vacation in Bali. Pursuant to Papyrus Chronicle of the Mengwi (Lontar Babad Mengwi), the temple which is now referred by Taman Ayun Temple that it had been newly sanctified in the year 1634 M and it is named with Taman Ahyun Temple. The word of Ahyun is coming from from the root word Hyun meaning a temple is founded in the park (pool with the beautiful garden) which can fulfill the desire. The word Ahyun is then changed into Ayun word. Taman Ayun Temple is one of Hindu Temples in Bali become tourist destination which has been visited by many tourists from local and foreign. This temple is usually visited by tourist once having a set tour to Tanah Lot Temple due to this temple is the same route of the Tanah Lot Temple Tour. The function of Taman Ayun Temple is a place to pray the god in their manifestation. It is according

to the content of Babad Mengwi and the existence of temple building structure, especially the temple that is located in third area (Jeroan). According to Astadewata, the special God is worshiped in Taman Ayun Temple is the God in manifestation as a Wisnu God which his palace located in top of Mangu mount. In

papyrus of Usana Bali mentioning that one of Dewa Catur Lokapalas carry through its worship is Meru Pucak Pangelengan that is a temple building with 9 multistoried roofs. Pitara God is a holy soul deity of ancestor who is also referred as the other names of Hyang Pitara or Dewa Hyang. Pitara God is obliged

to be worshiped by clan heir (Prati Sentana) in the form of temple ceremony which the same meaning as by the ceremony to the god. The worshiping existence to Pitara God in Taman Ayun Temple can be searched and proved by pursuant to the existence of temple building which lay in by consecution in east

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which is called Paibon that is representing Special Temple. Taman Ayun Temple in capacities or its status as special altar for the King family of Mengwi Palace or as a Merajan Agung from Mengwi King Families specially for the founder of Mengwi Empire that is I Gusti Agung Putu.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Roddick tops Blake in straight sets

Associated Press Writer

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Andy Roddick battled to a straight-set victory over James Blake on Monday night at the Winston-Salem Open. Roddick, the tournament’s fifth seed and ranked 21st, overcame a shaky start to beat Blake 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6) in the final hard-court tournament before the U.S. Open. In other second-round matches played Monday, Belgium’s David Goffin upset 10th-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, while the match between seventh-seeded Sam Querrey and Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo was suspended by rain. It will be resumed Tuesday, with Querrey having won the first set 6-3. ‘’I’ve rarely been unhappy walking off the court with any win,’’ said Roddick, a former world No. 1 and U.S. Open champion who has battled injuries the past two years. ‘’I was fortunate to get through the first set, because (Blake) came out of the gates pretty hot. The second set I played well. I’ve been lucky a lot in my career. I’m good at winning those type of matches where it doesn’t look that great all the time.’’ Roddick had 11 aces, but had to overcome an early break to force a tiebreaker in the first set. He then got a break in the second set to force another tiebreaker and improve to 9-3 against Blake. ‘’There were a lot of points that could’ve turned things around,’’ Blake said. ‘’It’s getting to be a broken record. I’m losing a couple matches

where I’m playing well, but not playing the big points as well as I need to. ... Right now, I’m pretty frustrated with it.’’ In first-round matches, Lukasz Kubot of Poland defeated Spain’s Tommy Robredo 6-1, 2-6, 6-2; Michael McClure downed Columbia’s Alejandro Falla 6-1, 6-4; Germany’s Benjamin Becker beat Japan’s Tatsuma Ito 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Sergiy Stakhovsky of the Ukraine downed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (7-1), 6-4. Also, Ernests Gulbis of Latvia beat Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq 6-4, 7-5; Robin Haase of The Netherlands defeated Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko 6-2, 6-3; Donald Young downed Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Slovakia’s Martin Klizan beat France’s Benoit Paire; Taiwan’s Yen-Hsun Lu downed Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); and Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci advanced when Cyprus’ Marcos Baghdatis withdrew in the second set because of an injury. Roddick, Querrey and Troicki were the only top seeds in action Monday, with the rest opening play Tuesday.

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Andy Roddick, of the United States, returns a shot to Jeremy Chardy, of France, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Tuesday Aug. 14, 2012, in Mason, Ohio.

Stoner frustrated as qualifying Judge dismisses Armstrong’s case crash hampers Indianapolis Associated Press Writer

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Casey Stoner said he leaves Indianapolis disappointed despite salvaging fourth place while riding with torn ligaments and a fractured ankle. The MotoGP world champion sustained the injuries in a huge qualifying crash, and his participation in the race was in doubt until Sunday morning. Stoner went on to fight for a podium finish, but admitted he was more frustrated at the thought of what he would have achieved without the crash than he was pleased to still get a result. “I’m definitely disappointed with how the weekend went,” said Stoner. “We showed that we certainly had the pace for pole position and fight for the win.” The Honda ultimately was ultimately defeated by Andrea Dovizioso in their battle for third, and Stoner acknowledged that his injuries had slowed him down. “At the end of the race it was almost impossible to maintain the pace,” he said. “The painkillers I took to dull the pain gradually wore off at around the halfway point and as I was compensating for my injury with the other side of my body, I simply had no energy left. “It was frustrating to give up the podium position to Andrea but we did everything we could and at least I was able to ride and take some points.”

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Casey Stoner, of Australia, grabs his injured ankle after he crashed during the qualifying session for the MotoGP motorcycle race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.

NEW YORK — A federal judge in Austin threw out Lance Armstrong’s lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Monday, a decision that allows the agency’s drug case against the seven-time Tour de France winner to move ahead. Armstrong, who repeatedly has denied doping, claimed in his lawsuit that USADA lacked jurisdiction and its arbitration process violates his constitutional rights. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks dismissed the lawsuit as speculative. “With respect to Armstrong’s due process challenges, the court agrees they are without merit,” Sparks wrote in a 30-page order. “Alternatively, even if the court has jurisdiction over Armstrong’s remaining claims, the court finds they are best resolved through the well-established system of international arbitration, by those with expertise in the field, rather than by the unilateral edict of a single nation’s courts.” Armstrong can try to overturn Sparks’ decision by going to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. He also can agree to proceed with USADA’s arbitration or accept its sanctions. In a governing body turf war, the International Cycling Union (UCI) says it has jurisdiction in the Armstrong matter, not USADA. USADA could be challenged before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. Armstrong was still considering his options. “On balance, the court finds the USADA arbitration rules, which largely follow those of the American Arbitration Association, are sufficiently robust to satisfy

the requirements of due process,” Sparks wrote. “This court declines to assume either the pool of potential arbitrators, or the ultimate arbitral panel itself, will be unwilling or unable to render a conscientious decision based on the evidence before it. Further, Armstrong has ample appellate avenues open to him.” He cited a 2001 decision by the 7th Circuit in Slaney vs. the International Amateur Athletic Association, an attempt by runner Mary Decker Slaney to overturn an arbitration panel’s decision that she committed a doping offense. “Federal courts should not interfere with an amateur sports organization’s disciplinary procedures unless the organization shows wanton disregard for its rules,” Sparks said. “To hold otherwise would be to turn federal judges into referees for a game in which they have no place, and about which they know little.” Sparks also cautioned that “the deficiency of USADA’s charging document is of serious constitutional concern.” “Indeed, but for two facts, the court might be inclined to find USADA’s charging letter was a violation of due process and to enjoin USADA from proceeding thereunder,” he said. “First, it would likely be of no practical effect: USADA could easily issue a more detailed charging letter, at which point Armstrong would presumably once again file suit, and the parties would be back in this exact position some time later, only poorer for their legal fees. Second, and more important, USADA’s counsel represented to the court that Armstrong will, in fact, receive detailed disclosures regarding USADA’s claims against him at a time reasonably before arbitration.”


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LONDON - Everton stunned Manchester United 1-0 thanks to a bullet header in the second half by Marouane Fellaini after both teams got their Premier League campaigns underway on Monday. The Belgian international, who hit the post in the first half with a close range shot and tormented United’s defence throughout with his height, nodded in from a corner on 57 minutes. Cleverley’s shot on 67 minutes was cleared off the line and the visitors then introduced new signing and league player of the 2011/12 season Robin van Persie, bought from rivals Arsenal last week. However, his debut did not affect the result. With Phil Jagielka in fine form, clearing Cleverley’s 67th-minute shot off the line, the Everton defence held firm, frustrating Manchester United and taking a deserved three points. Jagielka told Sky Sports he was delighted with the result and hoped it could serve as a platform for the team to build on. “We always knew it was going to be hard,” the England defender said. “We scored a great goal and that gave us something to hang on to. “It’s fantastic to start a season with a win rather than the doom and gloom we usually start with. “If we can build on this, get another point or three

Skrtel signs new deal London - Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has signed a new long-term contract at Anfield after a summer of speculation about his future. Last month, Skrtel, 27, admitted receiving offers to move to other clubs and said: “Anything can happen.” The Slovakia international who won the Player of the Year award as Liverpool finished in a disappointing eighth position last season - was reported to have been frustrated by the club’s failure to challenge for the Premier League title. Speculation suggested that champions Manchester City were interested in signing Skrtel although his agent, Karol Csonto, had previously insisted his client was staying at Anfield. Speaking to the Slovakian news-

away at (Aston) Villa, then it will be a fantastic start for us.” “Manchester United are a great club, everybody was motivated,” Fellaini said. “I tried to score and I think it’s good for me” Everton travel to Villa on Saturday afternoon, with Manchester United hosting Fulham. AP Photo/Jon Super

Everton’s Marouane Fellaini celebrates after scoring against Manchester United during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.

paper Dennik Sport, Skrtel - who “For me it’s a joined Liverpool from Zenit St great thing to play for Petersburg for £6 million in 2008 Liverpool. I am proud to play for - said: “I am Liverpool player Liverpool with these great players because I have a valid contract - probably some of the best players here. in the world. “At the moment I am a Liver“I hope I can create history at pool player, and what happens in this club and that the fans will future in football you can never always remember me. That’s my foresee. Anything can happen, but target for the future.” for now I have a valid contract and what is to come will come.” He finally put an end to the rumours on Monday when committing to a new deal with the Reds. He told Liverpool’s official website: “I’m happy because I am a part of one of the biggest clubs in the world. After last season there was a lot of talk about my future IBP/ist - but I have to say that the first Martin Skrtel priority for me was always to sign a new deal with Liverpool.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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Deportivo Coruna win on return to La Liga

Everton stun Man United in league opener The home side had enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges and, as the game developed, created the majority of chances in front of a noisy Goodison Park crowd. United goalkeeper David De Gea had done well in the first half to keep the home side at bay by producing a string of first rate saves, most notably to deny Steven Pienaar’s curling right-foot shot on the half-hour mark. Wayne Rooney had a decent chance at the other end, only to direct his shot straight at Tim Howard. However, with Fellaini working hard in the midfield, making his presence felt and linking up well with the Everton strikers, the home side always looked the more likely to break the deadlock. The Belgian rose above Michael Carrick to get on the end of Leighton Baines’ corner and power in his header into the corner of De Gea’s goal. Tom

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MADRID - Riki and Nelson Oliveira helped Deportivo Coruna celebrate their return to La Liga in style with a 2-0 home win over Osasuna in their opening game of the new season on Monday. Another promoted club, Real Valladolid, also started with a victory, winning 1-0 at Real Zaragoza, while Rayo Vallecano beat Granada by the same scoreline thanks to a dramatic 95th-minute freekick from Roberto Trashorras. Depor’s Riki cut in off the right flank and beat Osasuna goalkeeper Andres Fernandez at his near post in the 53rd minute, making up for a penalty miss just before the break when he fired against the post. Jose Luis Oltra’s side, who had made most of the running at a festive Estadio Riazor after a year in the second division, were penned back in their penalty area in time added on before Portugal forward Oliveira broke away to lob the ball over Fernandez for their second. Along with Valencia, Depor are one of only two teams to have denied Real Madrid and Barcelona the Spanish league title in the last 16 years, and were regulars in European competition before sliding

to relegation in 2011. The win put them third in the standings, behind leaders Barca, who thrashed Real Sociedad 5-1 at home on Sunday, and Real Betis, who overcome Athletic Bilbao 5-3 in an eightgoal thriller at San Mames. “We aren’t going to get carried away with ourselves. The objective remains the same,” Oltra told a news conference in reference to their stated aim of securing their top-flight future. “The important thing is we have achieved a good result and started well. It is going to be a long and difficult year.” Valladolid were the brighter side at the Romareda and Oscar stabbed them in front from close range after helping set up the move just before the break. Zaragoza goalkeeper Roberto kept the hosts in the game tipping a Victor Perez penalty on to the post in the 67th minute and joined his side in attack in the frantic finale, but to no avail. It was a case of deja vu in Vallecas as Rayo Vallecano snatched all the points against Granada when Trashorras struck a superb freekick into the top corner in added time. Rayo won by the same 1-0 scoreline in front of their own fans on the final day of last season against Granada, when Raul Tamudo also netted in time added on to save them from relegation and send Villarreal down instead.

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Bayern scorer Mario Mandzukic, left, and his teammate Thomas Mueller celebrate scoring the opening goal during the German Soccer Cup match between Jahn Regensburg and FC Bayern Munich in Regensburg, southern Germany, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.

Four-star Bayern ease through

Munich - Bayern Munich eased into the second round of the DFBPokal thanks to a comfortable 4-0 win over Bavarian rivals Jahn Regensburg. Three of Bayern’s summer signings shared the four goals on a hot and humid night in Bavaria. Mario Mandzukic put the visitors in front in the 32nd minute and Xherdan Shaqiri added a second after an hour. Shaqiri then turned provider for Mandzukic’s second and a late strike from Claudio Pizarro to book Bayern’s place in the draw for round two. With temperatures soaring in

southern Germany, it was an understandably slow-paced affair, but there was never any doubt as to who was in control of the game as Bayern stamped their superiority on the game. It took them over half an hour to open the scoring, which they did when Franck Ribery’s low cross was stroked into an open goal by Mandzukic. The home side tested Manuel Neuer a few times, but Bayern were always in control. They doubled their lead on the hour mark when Shaqiri curled in a free-kick beyond the reach of Regensburg goalkeeper Michael Hofmann.

The Swiss signing from FC Basel then set up Mandzukic for his second. The Croatian took the ball round Hofmann and then found the goal from a tight angle in the 82nd minute. And there was time for Shaqiri to set up another new signing with Pizarro meeting his cross on the volley to fire Bayern into round two from 10 yards. Elsewhere, Dynamo Dresden beat Chemnitz 3-0 and SV Sandhausen beat 2. Bundesliga rivals Energie Cottbus while Union Berlin needed extra time to see off RotWeiss Essen.

Newcastle’s Pardew charged for linesman shove

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LONDON - Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been charged for pushing a linesman during his side’s opening 2-1 Premier League win against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, the English FA said in a statement. “The FA has today charged Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew with misconduct following his side’s match against Tottenham Hotspur on 18 August 2012,” read the statement on Monday. Pardew was sent to the stands shortly after Demba Ba gave Newcastle a 54th minute lead and swiftly apologised on television for his “stupid” act, committed while contesting a decision. Pardew has until 1500 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge. AP Photo/Scott Heppell

Newcastle United’s manager Alan Pardew, right, watches from the stands after being sent away from the touchline during their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspurs’ at the Sports Direct Arena, Newcastle, England, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.


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LONDON - Everton stunned Manchester United 1-0 thanks to a bullet header in the second half by Marouane Fellaini after both teams got their Premier League campaigns underway on Monday. The Belgian international, who hit the post in the first half with a close range shot and tormented United’s defence throughout with his height, nodded in from a corner on 57 minutes. Cleverley’s shot on 67 minutes was cleared off the line and the visitors then introduced new signing and league player of the 2011/12 season Robin van Persie, bought from rivals Arsenal last week. However, his debut did not affect the result. With Phil Jagielka in fine form, clearing Cleverley’s 67th-minute shot off the line, the Everton defence held firm, frustrating Manchester United and taking a deserved three points. Jagielka told Sky Sports he was delighted with the result and hoped it could serve as a platform for the team to build on. “We always knew it was going to be hard,” the England defender said. “We scored a great goal and that gave us something to hang on to. “It’s fantastic to start a season with a win rather than the doom and gloom we usually start with. “If we can build on this, get another point or three

Skrtel signs new deal London - Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has signed a new long-term contract at Anfield after a summer of speculation about his future. Last month, Skrtel, 27, admitted receiving offers to move to other clubs and said: “Anything can happen.” The Slovakia international who won the Player of the Year award as Liverpool finished in a disappointing eighth position last season - was reported to have been frustrated by the club’s failure to challenge for the Premier League title. Speculation suggested that champions Manchester City were interested in signing Skrtel although his agent, Karol Csonto, had previously insisted his client was staying at Anfield. Speaking to the Slovakian news-

away at (Aston) Villa, then it will be a fantastic start for us.” “Manchester United are a great club, everybody was motivated,” Fellaini said. “I tried to score and I think it’s good for me” Everton travel to Villa on Saturday afternoon, with Manchester United hosting Fulham. AP Photo/Jon Super

Everton’s Marouane Fellaini celebrates after scoring against Manchester United during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.

paper Dennik Sport, Skrtel - who “For me it’s a joined Liverpool from Zenit St great thing to play for Petersburg for £6 million in 2008 Liverpool. I am proud to play for - said: “I am Liverpool player Liverpool with these great players because I have a valid contract - probably some of the best players here. in the world. “At the moment I am a Liver“I hope I can create history at pool player, and what happens in this club and that the fans will future in football you can never always remember me. That’s my foresee. Anything can happen, but target for the future.” for now I have a valid contract and what is to come will come.” He finally put an end to the rumours on Monday when committing to a new deal with the Reds. He told Liverpool’s official website: “I’m happy because I am a part of one of the biggest clubs in the world. After last season there was a lot of talk about my future IBP/ist - but I have to say that the first Martin Skrtel priority for me was always to sign a new deal with Liverpool.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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Deportivo Coruna win on return to La Liga

Everton stun Man United in league opener The home side had enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges and, as the game developed, created the majority of chances in front of a noisy Goodison Park crowd. United goalkeeper David De Gea had done well in the first half to keep the home side at bay by producing a string of first rate saves, most notably to deny Steven Pienaar’s curling right-foot shot on the half-hour mark. Wayne Rooney had a decent chance at the other end, only to direct his shot straight at Tim Howard. However, with Fellaini working hard in the midfield, making his presence felt and linking up well with the Everton strikers, the home side always looked the more likely to break the deadlock. The Belgian rose above Michael Carrick to get on the end of Leighton Baines’ corner and power in his header into the corner of De Gea’s goal. Tom

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MADRID - Riki and Nelson Oliveira helped Deportivo Coruna celebrate their return to La Liga in style with a 2-0 home win over Osasuna in their opening game of the new season on Monday. Another promoted club, Real Valladolid, also started with a victory, winning 1-0 at Real Zaragoza, while Rayo Vallecano beat Granada by the same scoreline thanks to a dramatic 95th-minute freekick from Roberto Trashorras. Depor’s Riki cut in off the right flank and beat Osasuna goalkeeper Andres Fernandez at his near post in the 53rd minute, making up for a penalty miss just before the break when he fired against the post. Jose Luis Oltra’s side, who had made most of the running at a festive Estadio Riazor after a year in the second division, were penned back in their penalty area in time added on before Portugal forward Oliveira broke away to lob the ball over Fernandez for their second. Along with Valencia, Depor are one of only two teams to have denied Real Madrid and Barcelona the Spanish league title in the last 16 years, and were regulars in European competition before sliding

to relegation in 2011. The win put them third in the standings, behind leaders Barca, who thrashed Real Sociedad 5-1 at home on Sunday, and Real Betis, who overcome Athletic Bilbao 5-3 in an eightgoal thriller at San Mames. “We aren’t going to get carried away with ourselves. The objective remains the same,” Oltra told a news conference in reference to their stated aim of securing their top-flight future. “The important thing is we have achieved a good result and started well. It is going to be a long and difficult year.” Valladolid were the brighter side at the Romareda and Oscar stabbed them in front from close range after helping set up the move just before the break. Zaragoza goalkeeper Roberto kept the hosts in the game tipping a Victor Perez penalty on to the post in the 67th minute and joined his side in attack in the frantic finale, but to no avail. It was a case of deja vu in Vallecas as Rayo Vallecano snatched all the points against Granada when Trashorras struck a superb freekick into the top corner in added time. Rayo won by the same 1-0 scoreline in front of their own fans on the final day of last season against Granada, when Raul Tamudo also netted in time added on to save them from relegation and send Villarreal down instead.

AP Photo/dapd, Lennart Preiss

Bayern scorer Mario Mandzukic, left, and his teammate Thomas Mueller celebrate scoring the opening goal during the German Soccer Cup match between Jahn Regensburg and FC Bayern Munich in Regensburg, southern Germany, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.

Four-star Bayern ease through

Munich - Bayern Munich eased into the second round of the DFBPokal thanks to a comfortable 4-0 win over Bavarian rivals Jahn Regensburg. Three of Bayern’s summer signings shared the four goals on a hot and humid night in Bavaria. Mario Mandzukic put the visitors in front in the 32nd minute and Xherdan Shaqiri added a second after an hour. Shaqiri then turned provider for Mandzukic’s second and a late strike from Claudio Pizarro to book Bayern’s place in the draw for round two. With temperatures soaring in

southern Germany, it was an understandably slow-paced affair, but there was never any doubt as to who was in control of the game as Bayern stamped their superiority on the game. It took them over half an hour to open the scoring, which they did when Franck Ribery’s low cross was stroked into an open goal by Mandzukic. The home side tested Manuel Neuer a few times, but Bayern were always in control. They doubled their lead on the hour mark when Shaqiri curled in a free-kick beyond the reach of Regensburg goalkeeper Michael Hofmann.

The Swiss signing from FC Basel then set up Mandzukic for his second. The Croatian took the ball round Hofmann and then found the goal from a tight angle in the 82nd minute. And there was time for Shaqiri to set up another new signing with Pizarro meeting his cross on the volley to fire Bayern into round two from 10 yards. Elsewhere, Dynamo Dresden beat Chemnitz 3-0 and SV Sandhausen beat 2. Bundesliga rivals Energie Cottbus while Union Berlin needed extra time to see off RotWeiss Essen.

Newcastle’s Pardew charged for linesman shove

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LONDON - Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been charged for pushing a linesman during his side’s opening 2-1 Premier League win against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, the English FA said in a statement. “The FA has today charged Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew with misconduct following his side’s match against Tottenham Hotspur on 18 August 2012,” read the statement on Monday. Pardew was sent to the stands shortly after Demba Ba gave Newcastle a 54th minute lead and swiftly apologised on television for his “stupid” act, committed while contesting a decision. Pardew has until 1500 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge. AP Photo/Scott Heppell

Newcastle United’s manager Alan Pardew, right, watches from the stands after being sent away from the touchline during their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspurs’ at the Sports Direct Arena, Newcastle, England, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.


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Taman Ayun Temple IBP

Taman Ayun Temple is a Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire and it is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency and about 18 Km north side of Denpasar town. It is strategically located beside of major roadway between Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set on the land which is surrounded by the big fish pond and look like a drift on the water. It owns the beautiful temple building with multistoried roof and Balinese Architecture. The wide beautiful landscape garden in front courtyard to welcome all visitors who come and visit this temple. It is a beautiful place to visit on your vacation in Bali. Pursuant to Papyrus Chronicle of the Mengwi (Lontar Babad Mengwi), the temple which is now referred by Taman Ayun Temple that it had been newly sanctified in the year 1634 M and it is named with Taman Ahyun Temple. The word of Ahyun is coming from from the root word Hyun meaning a temple is founded in the park (pool with the beautiful garden) which can fulfill the desire. The word Ahyun is then changed into Ayun word. Taman Ayun Temple is one of Hindu Temples in Bali become tourist destination which has been visited by many tourists from local and foreign. This temple is usually visited by tourist once having a set tour to Tanah Lot Temple due to this temple is the same route of the Tanah Lot Temple Tour. The function of Taman Ayun Temple is a place to pray the god in their manifestation. It is according

to the content of Babad Mengwi and the existence of temple building structure, especially the temple that is located in third area (Jeroan). According to Astadewata, the special God is worshiped in Taman Ayun Temple is the God in manifestation as a Wisnu God which his palace located in top of Mangu mount. In

papyrus of Usana Bali mentioning that one of Dewa Catur Lokapalas carry through its worship is Meru Pucak Pangelengan that is a temple building with 9 multistoried roofs. Pitara God is a holy soul deity of ancestor who is also referred as the other names of Hyang Pitara or Dewa Hyang. Pitara God is obliged

to be worshiped by clan heir (Prati Sentana) in the form of temple ceremony which the same meaning as by the ceremony to the god. The worshiping existence to Pitara God in Taman Ayun Temple can be searched and proved by pursuant to the existence of temple building which lay in by consecution in east

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which is called Paibon that is representing Special Temple. Taman Ayun Temple in capacities or its status as special altar for the King family of Mengwi Palace or as a Merajan Agung from Mengwi King Families specially for the founder of Mengwi Empire that is I Gusti Agung Putu.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Roddick tops Blake in straight sets

Associated Press Writer

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Andy Roddick battled to a straight-set victory over James Blake on Monday night at the Winston-Salem Open. Roddick, the tournament’s fifth seed and ranked 21st, overcame a shaky start to beat Blake 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6) in the final hard-court tournament before the U.S. Open. In other second-round matches played Monday, Belgium’s David Goffin upset 10th-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, while the match between seventh-seeded Sam Querrey and Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo was suspended by rain. It will be resumed Tuesday, with Querrey having won the first set 6-3. ‘’I’ve rarely been unhappy walking off the court with any win,’’ said Roddick, a former world No. 1 and U.S. Open champion who has battled injuries the past two years. ‘’I was fortunate to get through the first set, because (Blake) came out of the gates pretty hot. The second set I played well. I’ve been lucky a lot in my career. I’m good at winning those type of matches where it doesn’t look that great all the time.’’ Roddick had 11 aces, but had to overcome an early break to force a tiebreaker in the first set. He then got a break in the second set to force another tiebreaker and improve to 9-3 against Blake. ‘’There were a lot of points that could’ve turned things around,’’ Blake said. ‘’It’s getting to be a broken record. I’m losing a couple matches

where I’m playing well, but not playing the big points as well as I need to. ... Right now, I’m pretty frustrated with it.’’ In first-round matches, Lukasz Kubot of Poland defeated Spain’s Tommy Robredo 6-1, 2-6, 6-2; Michael McClure downed Columbia’s Alejandro Falla 6-1, 6-4; Germany’s Benjamin Becker beat Japan’s Tatsuma Ito 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Sergiy Stakhovsky of the Ukraine downed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (7-1), 6-4. Also, Ernests Gulbis of Latvia beat Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq 6-4, 7-5; Robin Haase of The Netherlands defeated Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko 6-2, 6-3; Donald Young downed Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Slovakia’s Martin Klizan beat France’s Benoit Paire; Taiwan’s Yen-Hsun Lu downed Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); and Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci advanced when Cyprus’ Marcos Baghdatis withdrew in the second set because of an injury. Roddick, Querrey and Troicki were the only top seeds in action Monday, with the rest opening play Tuesday.

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Andy Roddick, of the United States, returns a shot to Jeremy Chardy, of France, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Tuesday Aug. 14, 2012, in Mason, Ohio.

Stoner frustrated as qualifying Judge dismisses Armstrong’s case crash hampers Indianapolis Associated Press Writer

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Casey Stoner said he leaves Indianapolis disappointed despite salvaging fourth place while riding with torn ligaments and a fractured ankle. The MotoGP world champion sustained the injuries in a huge qualifying crash, and his participation in the race was in doubt until Sunday morning. Stoner went on to fight for a podium finish, but admitted he was more frustrated at the thought of what he would have achieved without the crash than he was pleased to still get a result. “I’m definitely disappointed with how the weekend went,” said Stoner. “We showed that we certainly had the pace for pole position and fight for the win.” The Honda ultimately was ultimately defeated by Andrea Dovizioso in their battle for third, and Stoner acknowledged that his injuries had slowed him down. “At the end of the race it was almost impossible to maintain the pace,” he said. “The painkillers I took to dull the pain gradually wore off at around the halfway point and as I was compensating for my injury with the other side of my body, I simply had no energy left. “It was frustrating to give up the podium position to Andrea but we did everything we could and at least I was able to ride and take some points.”

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Casey Stoner, of Australia, grabs his injured ankle after he crashed during the qualifying session for the MotoGP motorcycle race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.

NEW YORK — A federal judge in Austin threw out Lance Armstrong’s lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Monday, a decision that allows the agency’s drug case against the seven-time Tour de France winner to move ahead. Armstrong, who repeatedly has denied doping, claimed in his lawsuit that USADA lacked jurisdiction and its arbitration process violates his constitutional rights. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks dismissed the lawsuit as speculative. “With respect to Armstrong’s due process challenges, the court agrees they are without merit,” Sparks wrote in a 30-page order. “Alternatively, even if the court has jurisdiction over Armstrong’s remaining claims, the court finds they are best resolved through the well-established system of international arbitration, by those with expertise in the field, rather than by the unilateral edict of a single nation’s courts.” Armstrong can try to overturn Sparks’ decision by going to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. He also can agree to proceed with USADA’s arbitration or accept its sanctions. In a governing body turf war, the International Cycling Union (UCI) says it has jurisdiction in the Armstrong matter, not USADA. USADA could be challenged before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. Armstrong was still considering his options. “On balance, the court finds the USADA arbitration rules, which largely follow those of the American Arbitration Association, are sufficiently robust to satisfy

the requirements of due process,” Sparks wrote. “This court declines to assume either the pool of potential arbitrators, or the ultimate arbitral panel itself, will be unwilling or unable to render a conscientious decision based on the evidence before it. Further, Armstrong has ample appellate avenues open to him.” He cited a 2001 decision by the 7th Circuit in Slaney vs. the International Amateur Athletic Association, an attempt by runner Mary Decker Slaney to overturn an arbitration panel’s decision that she committed a doping offense. “Federal courts should not interfere with an amateur sports organization’s disciplinary procedures unless the organization shows wanton disregard for its rules,” Sparks said. “To hold otherwise would be to turn federal judges into referees for a game in which they have no place, and about which they know little.” Sparks also cautioned that “the deficiency of USADA’s charging document is of serious constitutional concern.” “Indeed, but for two facts, the court might be inclined to find USADA’s charging letter was a violation of due process and to enjoin USADA from proceeding thereunder,” he said. “First, it would likely be of no practical effect: USADA could easily issue a more detailed charging letter, at which point Armstrong would presumably once again file suit, and the parties would be back in this exact position some time later, only poorer for their legal fees. Second, and more important, USADA’s counsel represented to the court that Armstrong will, in fact, receive detailed disclosures regarding USADA’s claims against him at a time reasonably before arbitration.”


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Japanese journalist killed covering Syria fighting Associated Press Writer

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A relative of inmate cries outside Yare prison in San Francisco de Yare, 72 km (45 miles) south from Caracas, August 20, 2012.

Well-armed Venezuela prisoners riot again, killing 25 Reuters

YARE, Venezuela - Well-armed inmates in one of Venezuela’s notoriously overcrowded prisons rioted over the weekend, killing 25 people, the government said on Monday. In familiar scenes for Venezuelans, relatives wept outside the Yare I complex in the central coastal state of Miranda, as sketchy details emerged of fighting among armed gangs in the prison. Prisons Minister Iris Varela told reporters that 25 people, including one visitor, died in the riot. “We will make them answer for this,” she added, saying another 29 inmates and 14 visitors had been injured in the riot. The South American nation’s 34 prisons were designed to hold

around a third of the 50,000 inmates now in them, according to local prison advocacy groups. Many of the prisoners are armed and hundreds are killed each year in riots and gang fights. With a presidential election due in less than two months, prison chaos is a politically sensitive issue. Chavez blames neglect in the decades before he took power in 1999, but critics say the socialist president has paid scant attention to the problem since then. “The transformation of the Venezuelan prison system is another big lie that we’ve been told by this government,” wrote opposition leader Henrique Capriles via

Twitter. “How many more will die?” Chavez did not mention the situation on a TV appearance. In May, as police forcibly transferred inmates out of La Planta jail in Caracas - built for 350 but housing nearly 2,500 - gunshots rang out among the prisoners. Some were sent to Yare. A month-long siege occurred last year at El Rodeo prison, just outside the capital, which left 22 dead before some 5,000 soldiers restored order. In Venezuela’s worst incident, around 130 prisoners were burned or hacked to death with machetes during gang fights at Sabaneta jail in Maracaibo in 1994.

we are unable to predict. Clearly, it has an impact,” he said. For information, the inflation rate of Denpasar last June 2012 reached 0.43 percent. Inflation rate based on calendrical year (January-June) reached 2.65 percent. In June, the inflation happened because of the price hike as shown by the increase in the

index of the goods and service group such as foodstuffs. Some commodities experiencing price hike, among others, were garlic, red pepper, carrots, green beans, shallot, house rental and ceramics. Meanwhile, the decline in June happened to commodities such as papaya, young jackfruit, citrus and air transport. (kmb27)

Eid... From page 1 He mentioned the price hike of basic needs ahead of the Eid was not based on the government policy or not expected by the government. Instead, it was a psychological influence of the traders. “In terms of psychological factor, they (traders—Ed) increased the price on their own will or followed their neighbors (other traders). So,

TOKYO — A Japanese journalist has been killed in Syria while covering the civil war there, Japan’s government said Tuesday. Mika Yamamoto, a veteran war correspondent with The Japan Press, an independent TV news provider that specializes in conflict zone coverage, was killed Monday in the northwestern city of Aleppo, said Masaru Sato, a spokesman with the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo. Sato said the 45-year-old was hit by gunfire while she and a colleague were traveling with the rebel Free Syrian Army, which is trying to topple the regime of President Bashar Assad. A video posted on YouTube on Monday by an activist in Syria shows the body of an Asian woman inside a van wrapped in blankets with only her face showing. An Associated Press reporter who had worked with Yamamoto and who viewed the video confirmed her identity. Yamamoto had covered the war in Afghanistan after 2001 and the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq from Baghdad as a special correspondent for NTV, according to Japan Press’ website. In the YouTube video, Capt. Ahmed Ghazali, a rebel fighter in the northern Syrian city of Azaz, says the Japanese journalist was killed by regime forces in Aleppo. “We welcome any journalist who wants to enter Syria,” Ghazali says. “We will secure their entry, but we are not responsible for the brutality of Assad’s forces against the media.” Expressing frustration that the international community has not intervened in the Syria conflict, which activists say has killed more than 20,000 people since March 2011, Ghazali says he hopes the journalist’s death will encourage international action. “I hope that these countries that have not been moved by Syrian blood will be moved by the blood of their people,” he says. Ghazali also said two other journalists were captured by Syrian government forces in Aleppo, including a reporter with Al-Hurra TV named “Bashar.”

China’s leftists dig in for fight over Bo Xilai Reuters

BEIJING - Leftist supporters of China’s toppled politician Bo Xilai are digging in for an unusually defiant defense of their hero, arguing that he and his wife are victims of a plot that has opened a dangerous schism between them and the Communist Party. A Chinese court handed Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai, a suspended death sentence on Monday after finding her guilty of murdering a British businessman, Neil Heywood. But no amount of propaganda about Gu’s misdeeds appears likely to persuade Bo’s supporters that the case was anything but a conspiracy to derail him and discredit his mix of populist economic pledges and Mao Zedong-inspired socialist revivalism. The party’s far-leftists have openly accused top leaders of plotting to oust Bo, and even circulated by email and online an extraordinary petition calling for the impeachment of Premier Wen Jiabao. Its reported signatories included two retired senior officials, although this could not be independently confirmed. “At least for now, I believe there are too many doubtful points about the case,” said Han Deqiang, an academic in Beijing, who has been one of ardent defenders of Bo’s policies in Chongqing, the southwestern city that Bo made into a display case of populist policies and traditional socialist culture. “I believe that this whole incident was intended to eradicate Bo Xilai’s Chongqing model,” said Han, who teaches at the Beihang University school of business management. “They have destroyed a ray of hope for the Chinese Communist Party.” Bo has been held at an unknown location away from the public since he was ousted in March, accused of unspecified violations of party discipline, possibly including corruption and abuse of power. There has been no official word on how the party leadership will handle those accusations and whether he will face trial. But Bo’s political career, at least, seems over.

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INDONESIA Indonesian quake death toll rises to six

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JAKARTA - The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck central Indonesia at the weekend has risen to six, an official said Tuesday, after rescuers reached villages that had been cut off by a landslide. “Six people have died, including a nineyear-old boy, and 43 are injured. More than 400 homes are now damaged,” National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told AFP. “There is still an area that we haven’t accessed, so we’ll send two helicopters there to distribute aid and assess the damage there. It’s possible the death toll could rise, but we’re hoping for the best.” The 6.3-magnitude struck the island of Sulawesi Saturday evening at a depth of around 20 kilometres (12 miles), the US Geological Survey said, close to villages in the districts of Parigi Moutong and Sigi. Landslides had blocked access to 14 villages in surrounding districts, and 300 soldiers and heavy equipment, including bulldozers, had been deployed to remove the debris, Sutopo said.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity. Emergency supplies

Helicopters on Tuesday dropped the first food and emergency supplies to a remote mountainous area three days after a deadly earthquake rocked a north Indonesian island and triggered landslides that cut off villages, a disaster official said. “Many victims remain beyond reach,” said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the Disaster Management Agency, adding that rescuers were also being hampered by downed communications. “They are isolated from the outside world after earthquaketriggered landslides.” The magnitude-6.3 quake struck Saturday evening near Palu city on Sulawesi Island as residents were ending their fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Six people were killed, and at least 43 others were injured.

More than 300 soldiers were deployed to rural Lindu sub-district to help clear roads into Lore Lindu National Park that were blocked by quake-triggered landslides in more than 60 areas, Nugroho said. Limited telephone communication was hampering rescue efforts, but helicopters were able to evacuate some injured victims from the isolated mountainous area, including two women with broken necks, he said. Nearly 2,000 people were displaced by the quake, which destroyed roads, bridges and more than 470 homes and buildings in Parigi Mountong and Sigie, the closest districts to the epicenter. Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanos and fault lines around the Pacific Basin. A giant quake off the country on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, half of them in Indonesia’s westernmost province of Aceh.

Indonesian migrant workers gets 20 years in Singapore Antara

JEMBER - A 19-year-old migrant from Jember in East Java, who has been identified as Vitria Depsi Wahyuni, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Singapore court for murdering her employer, the head of East Java¿s Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (SBMI) said. “Wahyuni was sentenced for 10 years on March 7, so she should have been freed from prison by 2016, excluding periodic detention. But when we filed an appeal against that judgment, the appeal was overturned and her sentence was increased to 20 years,” Moch Cholily said. He added that Wahyuni’s lawyers are considering filing another appeal, now that the Idul-Fitri holiday has concluded. Wahyuni was initially sen-

tenced to death based on Article 302, Chapter 224 of Singapore’s `Criminal Penal Code.¿ But considering that she was 17 years old at the time and very fragile psychologically, the judges reduced her conviction to 10 years imprisonment, which has now been raised to 20 years. She had claimed that she was often treated harshly and made to eat stale food while working for the victim identified as 81year-old Sng Gek Wah. Wahyuni arrived in Singapore on November 21, 2009 using a tourist passport, instead of a working passport. But within five days of her arrival, she was accused of murdering her boss, after a quarrel. She had told the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore at the time that she was often mistreated and made to work for more than 12 hours.

Policeman shot dead in Papua Antara

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A woman checks her damaged house in the village of Tuva village on the eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi on August 19, 2012 following a powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake that killed at least three people and seriously injured a dozen others. The quake struck on August 19 near the mountainous districts of Parigi Moutong and Sigi in Central Sulawesi province, where panicked residents ran from their homes into the streets as the ground shook violently for around 15 seconds.

JAYAPURA - An unidentified armed group shot a policeman to death here Tuesday at about 10.30 am local time, a police spokesman said. Head of public relations officer of Papua police office, senior commissioner Yohannes Nugroho confirmed that Brigadier Yohan Kasiwatoi was shot to death by an unidentified armed group at the Enarotali airport. The incident happened when Brigadier Yohan Kasiwatoi was washing a car at one end of the airport runway in Paniai district, Papua province. Prior to the incident, Briga-

dier Yohan Kasiwatoi was accompanied by First Brigadier Gustab Wartanoi, but Gustav went somewhere to buy food, he said. Yohan Kasiwatoi was shot to death while his friend (First Brigadier Gustab Wartanoi) was away, the spokesman said. The gun shot went through the left chest of the victim, the spokesman said, adding the airport was located near a lake. According to Yohannes Nugroho, a bullet from a revolver gun type was found on the scene of the accident. Meanwhile, the Paniai police precinct personnel continue to chase the armed group.


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SAO PAULO - The beauty industry is booming in Brazil, where meticulous manicures, sophisticated scents and impeccable make-up are a must-have for women who have made the country the sector’s world number three. For the first time this year, the salon featured more than nail products, as organizers and vendors alike have realized that the Brazilian beauty products market is expanding quickly. About 40 million people have joined the middle class in the past decade in the Latin American powerhouse, now the world’s sixth-largest economy -- and beauty retailers see opportunities for major sales. US door-to-door beauty products seller Avon has an enormous interest

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BERLIN - The European Central Bank is considering buying the bonds of crisis-wracked eurozone countries to ensure borrowing costs do not rise beyond a pre-determined level, German newsweekly Der Spiegel said Sunday. The bank will define an upper limit for borrowing costs in countries such as Spain and Italy and intervene in the markets to ensure it is not breached, Spiegel said, without citing its sources. Spain and Italy have seen their borrowing costs shoot up during the eurozone crisis to levels that forced Greece, Portugal and Ireland to seek a bailout. At the end of trade on Friday, Spain was paying 6.39 percent to borrow for 10 years and Italy 5.76 percent. In contrast, Germany was paying 1.49 percent, as investors trust Europe’s top economy to repay them. The so-called spread, or difference, between benchmark German bonds and the debt-wracked countries would be decisive for the proposed rate cap, Spiegel said. ECB President Mario Draghi announced earlier in August that his institution “may” buy bonds of struggling countries if they first apply for EU bailout funds and accept tough conditions in return. He said the details would be worked out before the next meeting of the ECB, scheduled for September 6. Spiegel said that ECB governors would decide then whether to implement the proposed borrowing cost cap.

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This month, Sao Paulo hosted “Nails Fashion Week” -- where about a dozen domestic and foreign brands are offering up the latest trends in nail color as well as stilettos, make-up and eyewear in a bid to seduce new customers. “We created this event in order to spark new trends and seal new partnerships. Some brands participate but many others came to check it out. The idea is to keep getting bigger,” event founder Luciana Medeiros told AFP.

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in Brazil, with the company’s local marketing chief Ricardo Patrocinio saying the business is “growing in very interesting proportions” in the country. “Consumers have increased purchasing power and are open to buying different kinds of products,” Patrocinio said. According to a study by market research firm Euromonitor cited recently by a Brazilian industry association, the sector generated $43 billion in sales in 2011, up 19 percent from the previous year. That means Brazil now accounts for 10 percent of the global beauty products market, putting it in third place behind the United States and Japan. The Brazilian Association of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance

Industry attributes the growth to several factors, including the increasing number of women in the workplace and the seemingly constant launches of new products. Economist Marcelo Neri of the Getulio Vargas Foundation says socioeconomic factors are definitely in play. “Women are working more, have more money and are having fewer children, which allows them to have even more money. Between 2001 and 2009, women’s incomes rose 38 percent, against just 16 percent for men,” Neri told AFP. “In Brazil, those who are successful... can start buying products to which they did not have access before. There are 40 million of them.” Renata Leite, a marketing executive for Colorama, a nail polish brand

NEGARA - Hundreds of regional migrants began to return to Bali one day after the Eid, Monday (Aug 20). It was seen from the density of each vessels berthing on the dock of Gilimanuk Harbor since the morning. Aside from homecomers, the Gilimanuk entrance was still crowded by private cars with Java license plate aiming at spending holiday to Bali.

bought a decade ago by French cosmetics giant L’Oreal, said her company’s products have a broad-based appeal: from the working poor to the upper class. “We hope to turn Brazil into a cutting-edge market that sets trends. This market can do that,” Leite said. Alexandre Zolko, who launched the footwear brand My Shoes three years ago, is also counting on Brazil’s growing middle class to help grow his business. He says his motto is “accessible luxury.” “My products are aimed at those using credit cards,” he said on the sidelines of Nails Fashion Week. According to official data, Brazil’s middle class now has about 95 million people, or about half the country’s population.

Chinese city plans $240 billion in investment Associated Press

BEIJING — A major Chinese city has announced plans for $240 billion in industrial investments, adding to local spending initiatives that analysts say should help to reverse China’s economic slowdown. The government of Chongqing, a major industrial center in China’s southwest, said in an announcement reported Tuesday by state newspapers that it will invest 1.5 trillion yuan in seven areas including autos, electronics and petrochemicals over the next three years. It is the fifth Chinese city to announce multibillion-dollar investment plans as they try to stimulate economic growth that has slowed steadily this year. The others are Changsha in central China, Guangzhou in the south and Nanjing and Ningbo in the east. Those city-level initiatives should help to drive an economic rebound before the end of the year, Nomura economist Zhiwei Zhang said in a report Tuesday. China’s economic growth slowed to a three-year low of 7.6 percent in the quarter ending in June despite government stimulus efforts. The International Monetary Fund is forecasting 8 percent growth for the year but revenues for some companies in industries such as shipbuilding are down 50 percent. Beijing has cut interest rates twice since the start of June and is pumping money into the economy through higher investment by state companies. Premier Wen Jiabao said last week

China should meet its economic targets this year but warned “economic hardships” may continue for some time. The Communist Party’s growth target this year is 7.5 percent, above the low single-digit levels of the United States, Europe and Japan but painful for Chinese companies that are used to high growth. Authorities are resisting calls for more aggressive action after their huge stimulus in response to the 2008 global crisis fueled

inflation and a wasteful building boom. Plans in Chongqing call for creating seven industrial clusters with investment of at least 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) and 30 more with at least 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion). There was no indication how much of that investment might be part of earlier plans that were being reannounced in an effort to bolster public confidence and encourage private sector spending.

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A woman picks vegetables at a supermarket in Hefei in central China’s Anhui province Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. A major Chinese city has announced plans for $240 billion in industrial investments, adding to local spending initiatives that analysts say should help to reverse China’s economic slowdown.

As their confession, they came to Bali to spend their Eid holiday. Most of the migrants admitted that their day off as employees had run out. Moreover, the activities in Bali like in the offices or schools had begun. On average, they were coming back because their day off had run out. However, the number of backflows on Monday was still reasonable and predicted to increase within this week. “A lot of my friends have not been back here. My day off has run out today, while tomorrow I have to go to work,” the man said. The increasingly crowded homecomer backflows to Bali made the officers in Post II at Gilimanuk (exit of Gilimanuk Harbor) examine the papers and freights of the incoming cars and motorcycles. Operation Division Head of Jembrana Police, Made Wirya Sucipta, getting involved in the monitoring at Gilimanuk said that most homecomer backflows were residents of Banyuwangi and surrounding areas that were relatively close. Suwirya accompanied by Chief of Gilimanuk Marine Police, Made Prihenjagat, said the examination carried out every day was pursuant to the existing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and made more intensively. It was intended to deter the entry of persons or groups wishing to screw up the security in Bali, especially the group of terrorists. Other than in Post II, the examination was also conducted in the identity post. (kmb26)

EXISTENCE of museum is frequently overlooked. Many museums are forced to close their operation due to incapability of bearing the operational costs. Even, the number of museum visitor tends to diminish by degrees, why? Here is a report highlighting the museum condition. Tabanan as a tourist destination has a very unique museum. As an agricultural region becoming the rice granary of Bali, Tabanan has long had a Subak Museum. The museum is also designed as one of the tourist destinations in Tabanan. The museum holds a variety of historic items. Many visitors come to conserve, research, communicate and exhibit tangible objects to the public for the purpose of study, education and enjoyment. Existence of the museum located at Sanggulan emerged on August 17, 1975 on the initiative of I Gusti Ketut Kaler, an expert at customs and religion of the Bali Religious Affairs. At that time, the initiator proposed the idea of preserving the traditional institution named subak (irrigation cooperative) as a sublime cultural heritage of the nation. As a matter of fact, subak has existed since ancient times in the eleventh century and grown up to these days and showed off the identity with characteristic of independence based on an eternal philosophy known as the Tri Hita Karana. It is the three causes of happiness in the human relationship to God, nature and fellow humans. Later on came the idea to pre-

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Police doing entry check to motorcylist that entering Gilimanuk Port. Hundreds of regional migrants began to return to Bali one day after the Eid, Monday (Aug 20). It was seen from the density of each vessels berthing on the dock of Gilimanuk Harbor since the morning.

Subak Museum try to survive

serve one of the subak regions remaining beautiful to be made a kind of sustainable cultural heritage where at the location was also established a storage of equipment and objects related to farming activities and subak life. Besides, it also includes the traditional farmhouse in accordance with all the rules of construction based on Asta KosalaKosali and Asta Bumi or geomancy in Balinese tradition. “The museum holds artifacts having a power of

life,” said the Head of Subak Museum, JA Ratna Pawitrani. Ratna Pawitrani said that since it was inaugurated on October 13, 1981 by Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, the Subak Museum was managed by Bali Province. However, since 2002 it was been managed by Tabanan Regency. In its development, she said, the tourist visit to Subak Museum showed an increase. Daily visit to Subak Museum ranged from 10-20 people. “It is not as busy as

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Tabanan has long had a Subak Museum. The museum is also designed as one of the tourist destinations in Tabanan. The museum holds a variety of historic items.

at Tanah Lot tourist object. Visitors only dropped in here for short time. By and large, they are visitors who have special interest, such as performing a research,” she said. Subak Museum had a number of tools used by subak organization ranging from opening the land up to harvesting rice. There were also ritual objects used to support the farming activities transcendentally. Besides, visitors could also see a miniature of subak organizations such as dams, irrigation canals where the water was then collected into a tunnel. Afterward, the water was distributed to rice field area of each subak member. The museum also displayed various agricultural tools commonly used to start the land cultivation such as the embankment slicer, saws and axe. The other artifacts on display consisted of the irrigation channel like peganjing, carpenter’s square, water divider and wooden plow. Similarly, there were also tools used to clear grass such as sorok and kis-kis. Meanwhile, there were also various bamboo traps used to capture aquatic animals such as eel and shrimp; sword to catch frogs; and seser to catch crabs. Then, there were tools used in harvest time such as rice cutter for harvesting local rice variety, carts for transporting the crops, and wooden mortar for pounding rice. In the meantime, to measure the rice was used a special tool such as patan and dishes such as kauh to hold rice and vegetables. “Here, all artifacts have been com-

pleted with a caption. From the beginning of land cultivation, harvest activities up to the time when the rice is ready to be eaten have special tools and ritual. They are wholly displayed here,” she said. Tourist visit to Subak Museum was dominated by foreign tourist such as those from the Netherlands and France. Meanwhile, domestic tourist was dominated by school children. Moreover, such a visit usually took place seasonally in May and June, ranging from students of kindergartens to universities. “They are interested in subak to do a research. They wanted to know why the subak can still exist,” she said. The visit to Subak Museum was quite enough, but not equal to the visit to the other tourist objects as recognized by the museum management. It happened because the museum lacked of promotion and visitors were always restricted by time given by travel agency. In addition, visitors had little interest to make a visit and it only happened to certain people. So far, there had been an effort to promote the Subak Museum such as by organizing annual drawing competition coinciding with the anniversary of the museum along with cartoon exhibition, subak with art festivals, promotion through the internet, website and sending a letter directly to visitors in order they wanted to make a visit to the museum. “We are committed to advancing this museum so that it remains sustainable and has a lure for visitors,” she added. (wid)


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To minimize crowdedness in Gajah Mada Civilian guard disciplines sidewalk traders Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Mada. It happened because the traders sold their goods to the middle of the road. Besides, a part of the road was also used as parking space of car and motorcycle, so the road body turned narrower. As a result, the passing vehicles on Jalan Gajah Mada were disturbed. “Every day, we deploy a squad of troops consisting of 15 personnel to secure along Jalan Gajah Mada to location in front of the Desa and Puseh Temple of Denpasar,” said Wiradana. Alit Wiradana stated that traders peddling along Jalan Gajah Mada should clean the rubbish and leave the location at 06:00 a.m. because the traffic flow from 06:00 a.m. onwards had been already crowded, especially the employees going to work and students going to school. “The public order officers assigned to secure Jalan Gajah Mada are directly asked to clear the area from 06:00 a.m. All the rubbishes must be cleaned up and traders should leave the location,” he said. (kmb12)

The condition of Gajah Mada during rush hour

Penjor essentials searched by customers

With the Galungan and Kuningan religious days soon approaching, a number of Hindus have started to find the essentials needed such as for penjor (a tall, curved bamboo pole decorated with coconut leaves with an offering at the base) as seen last Monday (20/8) at some sellers in Bona Village, Blahbatuh, Gianyar. The pragmatic society has made penjor essentials sellers increasing as coconut leaves existence decreasing; a papyrus made essentials may be preferred. Their early shopping

Obama warns Assad U.S. could act Reuters

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In some of his strongest language yet on Syria, on a day when U.N. observers pulled out after a fruitless bid for peace and Assad’s forces mounted new attacks, the U.S. leader said Assad faced “enormous consequences” if he crossed a “red line” of even moving unconventional weapons in a threatening manner. Seeking re-election in November, Obama noted that he had refrained “at this point” from ordering U.S. military engagement in Syria. But when he was asked at a White House news conference whether he might deploy forces, for example to secure Syrian chemical and biological weapons, he said his view could change. “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized,” Obama said. “That would change my calculus.” Faced with a complex and explosive conflict at the heart of the Middle East, and with resolute support for Assad from Iran and from Russia and China at the United Nations, Washington and its Western allies have shown little ap-

petite for more than hands-off help for the rebels, in contrast to their attacks on Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi last year. Obama’s comments, however, raised the prospect of some change, under certain conditions. Syria last month acknowledged for the first time that it had chemical and biological weapons and said it could use them if foreign countries intervened. The threat drew strong warnings from Washington and its allies, although it is not clear how the Syrian armed forces might use such weapons in urban warfare. “We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people,” Obama told the impromptu news conference on Monday. He acknowledged he was not “absolutely confident” the stockpile was secure. CALL TO QUIT

Calling again for Assad to step aside to allow a democratic transition but conceding that prospects for a “soft landing” to the conflict were dim, Obama said the weapons worried not only Washington but also its allies in the region, including Israel.

Hundreds of police deployed Bangli (Bali Post) –

The Eid celebration at Bangli last Sunday (19/8) to Monday (20/8) have had Bangli Police deployed hundreds of personnel to secure mosques and other vital places such as Kintamani, Penelokan tourist object which has been a world destination for domestic and overseas tourists. Head of Bangli Police Public Relation, APC Ida I Dewa Nyoman Rai,

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Illegal petrol pile up, four tons of diesel fuel confiscated

Philippine minister’s body found three days after plane crash

As information spread there has been a misuse in petrol distribution, Karangasem Police have investigated to galian C at Kubu, Karangasem and found 4000 liters or 4 tons of solar at a warehouse last Wednesday (15/8) afternoon as stated by Head of Karangasem Police Public Relation, APC Made Wartama as permitted by GAPC Rudy Efendy last Monday (20/8). The warehouse was found at Banjar Darma Winangun, Kubu, Karangasem which its owner, I Ketut Ardika (45) a resident of Banjar Lebah, Sukadana, Kubu. Until Monday, evidences are still in the warehouse as there are too many of them placed in 5 iron drums each

MANILA - Divers have recovered the body of the Philippines’ interior minister from the wreckage of a light aircraft that crashed into the sea near the central island of Masbate three days ago, a senior official said on Tuesday. The body of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo was pulled out from the six-seat Piper Seneca plane that had been carrying him, Transportation and Communication Secretary Mar Roxas told reporters. The bodies of the two pilots, one of whom

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last Monday (20/8) stated the personnel have been sent to Mesjid Agung Mosque located in front of the Headquarters which held praying joined by 350 prayers. The troops were lead by Bangli Police Operational Head, PC Drs. IB Jembariawan, MH. Meanwhile Kintamani Police is lead by Head of Kintamani Police PC I Komang Susanta in securing an Idul Fitri praying joined by 300 people at least. All activities went well and orderly. (kmb17)

containing 200 liters and another three drums with 150 liters each, two tower gallons containing 8,000 and 1,000 liters also three jerigens with 30 liters each yet it is blocked and had it sealed with police line as there is no permit owned on stocking the petrol even though there are legal documents of invoices. Police have also brought owner to Headquarters to be investigated further. In his confession, he stated the petrol was bought with industrial price and not a subside one which is then sold to heavy equipment operators at galian C. He bought the solar IDR 9,500 per liter.”Activities have to be stopped until owner has the permit based on Petrol and Gas Law,” Wartama stated. (013)

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A man cries near the graves of his two children killed during a recent Syrian Air Force air strike in Azaz, some 47 km (29 miles) north of Aleppo, August 20, 2012.

This photo released by the Philippine Air Force shows the Philippine flag draped on the casket of Philippine Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo as it boards a military plane at the airport in Masbate province, central Philippines, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.

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seemed to happened due to avoiding increasing prices and the much varied choices in the beginning as stated by one buyer, Dewa. As compared to 6 months ago, to buy one set of paddies to be used for penjor could reach IDR 20-45 thousands, hanging decorations IDR 50-60 thousands, while other artistic accessories reached IDR 60-70 thousands or even hundreds of Rupiah for bigger sizes. Bamboo and palm also increased in prices which are higher than the usual day’s prices. (kmb16)

The sellers of Penjor essentials are seen on the picture

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WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - U.S. forces could move against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, President Barack Obama warned, notably if he deploys his chemical weapons against rebels trying to overthrow him.

A number of traders around the Kumbasari and Badung Market often utilize the sidewalks to sell their goods. This condition makes Denpasar look chaotic. On that account, the civilian security guards (Trantib) and public order officers (Satpol PP) of Denpasar in cooperation with local pecalang (customary security taskforce) finally disciplined a number of traders who violated the selling location, Wednesday (Aug 15). To avoid the presence of traders from coming back to peddle on the sidewalks, the officers of Tramtib and Satpol PP supervised again the locations frequently used by traders on Monday (Aug 20). One of them was Jalan Gajah Mada. “Although today is a holiday, we continue to secure along Jalan Gajah Mada starting at 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. local time in order the traders of canang oblation, young coconut leaf, base of canang oblation and vegetables will no longer peddle on the road body as it can cause crowded traffic,” said the Head of Tramtib and Satpol PP of Denpasar, IB Alit Wiradana, accompanied by the Division Head of Development and Capacity Operation, Nyoman Oka Saljana, last Monday. He said the discipline against the traders was a follow-up of public complaints against the crowdedness downtown Denpasar. Every morning, the traffic congestion often occurred on the road section from Jalan Sutomo to Jalan Gajah

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was a Nepalese flight student, were still being removed from the wreckage, Roxas said. “Sad as it is, we are now in search and recovery and retrieval,” Roxas said. Robredo, part of Aquino’s cabinet since he took office in June 2010 and a member of the ruling political party, was on his way home to Camarines Sur province from Cebu island when his plane malfunctioned On Saturday, forcing the pilots to try to land on Masbate. Witnesses said they saw the plane crash into the sea about 500 meters from the airport runway.

Car bomb kills eight near Turkey’s border with Syria

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HAKKARI, Turkey - A car bomb a senior Turkish politician blamed on Kurdish separatists exploded near a police station in a city near Turkey’s southeastern border with Syria on Monday, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens more. TV footage from Gaziantep showed a bus and the surrounding area ablaze and smoke billowing into the sky as firemen tried to fight the fire. Ambulances ferried casualties to hospital while anxious residents looked on. “Unfortunately we lost eight citizens and nearly 60 people are getting treated at several hospitals according to our initial information,” Erdal Ata, Gaziantep’s governor, told reporters.

The explosion, which officials said was caused by a remote-controlled car bomb, is likely to further strain already tense relations between Turkey and its war-torn neighbor Syria. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but southeastern Turkey is frequently the scene of attacks by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union. Turkey has accused Syria of supporting the PKK, which launched a separatist insurgency in the region 28 years ago during which more than 40,000 people have been killed. “The PKK ... is trying to provoke our citizens by targeting the civilian population directly. Our citizens must remain cool-headed,” Omer Celik, deputy chairman of the ruling AK Party, wrote in his Twitter account.

Firefighters work at the scene of an explosion in the southeastern Turkish town of Gaziantep August 20, 2012.

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Astronauts go spacewalking to hang station shields Associated Press Writer

hauled up by the now-retired space shuttles. Armor is needed to reinforce the Russian segment, which unlike the U.S. compartments, arrived without the proper protection already in place. Such shielding is crucial given the booming threat of space junk; even a tiny scrap can inflict damage. A 46-foot crane, meanwhile, needed to be moved from one spot on the Russian portion of the space station to another, in advance of the arrival of a new chamber a year or two from now. The astronauts used a companion crane for the job. And the 20-pound, 1.7-footdiameter research satellite hurled by Padalka will orbit for about three months before burning up in the atmosphere, allowing Russian engineers to track its movement as part of a study on space junk.

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In this still image made from video provided by NASA, a Russian cosmonaut installs shields to protect against zooming pieces of junk to improve the safety of his orbiting home Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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DENPASAR - Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby is eligible to file for parole next month, after receiving another six-month remission of her jail term, Indonesian officials said. of Bali’s Kerobokan prison where Corby is imprisoned, said that Corby would be eligible to file for parole next month. “With the six-month cut Corby will have served two-thirds of her sentence by September. That is a condition to file for parole,” he told AFP, adding that his office would help submit the request to the justice ministry. “As far as I know, there is no significant obstacle for her to file for parole. Everything is running well. But it’s the Justice ministry which will decide whether or not she will be released on parole,” he said. If the ministry approves the request, Corby will still have to remain in the country until completing her sentence, Wiratna added.

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Corby during her trial in Denpasar, Bali Island. Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby is eligible to file for parole next month, after receiving another six-month remission of her jail term, Indonesian officials said.

Visitors throng at zoo during Eid holiday Antara

Early heart death raises disease risk for family

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MILWAUKEE — Paul Ryan works out and watches his diet, but a new study shows that clean living can only go so far to help people like the vice presidential candidate overcome a strong family history of heart disease. The study of 4 million people — the largest ever on heart risks that run in families — found that having a close relative die young of cardiovascular disease doubles a person’s odds of developing it by age 50. This risk was independent of other factors like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, and was even higher if more than one close family member had died young. Ryan has said his father, grandfather and great-grandfather all died of heart attacks in their 50s, and the 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman has cited that as the reason for his devotion to exercise. “I’d sure like to see him in my clinic,” said Dr. Patrick McBride, a preventive cardiology specialist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Heart attacks can result from genetic factors, an abnormal heart rhythm or a heart muscle problem

— not just clogged arteries from poor health habits, said McBride, who had no role in this study but has published other work on the topic. “What’s important for anybody with that kind of story is that they sit down with their physician and get a very thorough, detailed family history and try to identify what factors may be present in the family — not just on their own think they can fix their problem,” McBride said. “Exercise alone won’t obviate this risk.” It’s not known if Ryan has had such an evaluation, although McBride noted that as a congressman, Ryan has excellent insurance and access to care. A Mitt Romney campaign spokesman said Ryan was not available for an interview on his health, and did not answer questions about whether Ryan is taking medicines for heart risk factors such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In an email message, the spokesman, Brendan Buck, said Ryan has never smoked, “works out five times a week, eats healthy, gets regular checkups, avoids sweets and limits alcohol consumption.” The Wisconsin congressman joked “my veins run with cheese”

when he was named Romney’s running mate, but it is clear that he takes the health of his arteries seriously. NBC News correspondent Luke Russert recently described a January 2010 conversation when Ryan asked about Russert’s father, “Meet the Press” moderator Tim Russert, who died of heart disease at age 58 in 2008. Ryan urged Luke Russert to increase the cardiovascular level of his workouts and commiserated about the bad aftertaste of fish oil supplements, which some people take to try to ward off heart disease, the younger Russert wrote on an NBC blog. Ryan’s family history of heart disease “is dramatic,” and his efforts to modify whatever risks he can control is “very wise,” said the leader of the new study, Dr. Mattis Ranthe, a scientist at the Danish Ministry of Health. The study involved 4 million people from Denmark, which has detailed medical registries on families dating to 1949 because of universal health care. Researchers zeroed in on people who had developed cardiovascular disease, such as clogged arteries, heart failure, a rhythm problem or trouble with a valve, by age 50.

Toddlers Show Less Sympathy for Whiners

Toddlers seem to know the difference between a whiner and somebody who is justifiably upset, and the young children often show less sympathy for crybabies, a new study shows. For the research, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, studied 24 girls and 24 boys, ages 36 months to 39 months, as they each interacted with two adults. During the interactions, one of the adults would show he was upset by frowning, whimpering or pouting. In each case, the adult was either reacting to something that would cause reasonable distress or overreacting to something much less serious. These situations included one adult dropping a toy-box lid on another adult’s hand (causing justified distress) or one adult getting his sleeve caught on the

toy-box lid (causing an unjustified tantrum). In another pair of situations, one adult found extra marbles and did not share them with the other adult or one adult shared six marbles equally. The researchers found that the children showed concern for the adults who got upset over a real harm or injustice. The kids even showed some concern for those adults later when they got upset over an unknown cause, the American Psychological Association (APA) explained in a statement. “The study provides the first evidence that 3-year-olds can evaluate just how reasonable another person’s distressed reaction is to a particular incident or situation, and this influences whether they are concerned enough to try to do something to help,” Max Planck Institute researcher Robert Hepach said in the APA statement.

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Corby, who received a 20-year jail sentence in 2005 for smuggling 4.1 kilos (nine pounds) of marijuana into the holiday island of Bali, was given a six-month remission as part of Indonesia’s Independence Day celebrations on Friday, justice minister Amir Syamsuddin said. “The Justice and Human Rights ministry has approved a six-month sentence cut for Corby today,” the minister told AFP. Corby has received several remissions that are given out annually to prisoners for good behaviour, including five years of jail time slashed in May after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono approved her request for clemency. I Gusti Ngurah Wiratna, head

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts improved the safety of their orbiting home Monday by installing shields to protect against zooming pieces of junk. Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko hung the panels on the Russian side of the International Space Station, after moving a bulky crane and tossing overboard a small spherical satellite. The Russian spacewalking powerhouse — the two have 14 spacewalks between them — kept going even after Mission Control in Moscow advised them to take a break 3½ hours into their six-hour excursion. They surged ahead despite a late start to Monday’s spacewalk, the first at the space station in six months. A leaky valve somewhere on the Russian side forced the crew to reopen the air lock and check the seals to ensure a tight fit, before Padalka and Malenchenko could go out. Padalka assured flight controllers they were in no rush, but admitted it was “kind of boring” to wait an extra hour. The five 1-inch-thick micrometeorite debris panels were supposed to be installed during a previous spacewalk in February, but got put on hold when other work ran long. The pieces were

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People spending their holiday at the zoo during Eid holiday. Around 3,000 people visited the Bali Zoo during this year’s Eid holiday, which is considerably more than the numbers of tourists who flocked to the zoo in 2011, its spokesperson Emma Kristiana Chandra said on Tuesday.

DENPASAR - Around 3,000 people visited the Bali Zoo during this year’s Eid holiday, which is considerably more than the numbers of tourists who flocked to the zoo in 2011, its spokesperson Emma Kristiana Chandra said on Tuesday. “In addition to foreign tourists, we also saw the number of domestic visitors growing sizably,” she said. Data indicates that around 3,000 domestic tourists dropped in at the zoo located in Singapadu in the Gianyar district on Sunday and Monday, which was a 25 percent jump from the 2,400 visitors that the zoo had during the same period in 2011. Most of the domestic visitors coming to the zoo were from Jakarta and Surabaya, Chandra pointed out. The zoo management had organized several outdoor activities to entertain visitors, such as feeding lions, riding elephants around the zoo and a bird show held at periodic intervals. Visitors were also excited to pose for pictures with the several wild animals that inhabit the zoo, including crocodiles, white tigers and binturongs, she noted. The zoo charges local residents US $6.3 or Rp60 thousand per person, while non-Bali dwellers are expected to pay US $7.9 or Rp75 thousand per adult and US $3.9 or Rp37 thousand per child. Meanwhile, foreign tourists are charged US $24 for adults and US $12 for children. Chandra said she expects the number of visiting tourists to swell in wake of the holiday, which has been extended to Tuesday and Wednesday.


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It was revealed by Regent Agus Suradnyana on the sidelines of watching the development parade in front of the Regent Office, on Saturday (Aug 18). Regent Suradnyana admitted to be surprise when he saw thousands of Buleleng residents were very loyal to watch the development parade starting from the Singaraja City Park and ended on Jalan Ahmad Yani, Singaraja. They were even willing to throng around on the sidewalks to see the attraction displayed by the parade participants. “People looked very happy to watch the parade. To that end, we’ll remodel this parade so that it will not seem monotonous,” he said. According to the regent, so far the participants from each subdistrict were always showing the same attractions from year to year. Even, the materials displayed by participants of the subdistricts looked the same so they give impression of monotony. To make it better, he planned to remodel it into a kind of cultural parade. “We’re going

to seriously work it on into a kind of cultural parade,” he said. In the next parade, he added, each participant would showcase the potential and unique culture of the subdistrict. By that way, each subdistrict would feature a different attraction. For instance, the Tejakula subdistrict could feature wayang wong, gambuh and others, while Gerokgak might present the combination of Balinese and Muslim arts. “The impression is so monotonous,” he said. According to him, the cultural parade would also be taken seriously so that it could become one of the agendas and main tourist attractions. Moreover, August was summer and high season for foreign tourists coming to Bali. To attract those tourists, later the Culture and Tourism Agency would be required to establish cooperation with travel agencies and make promotional brochure in English. “In order the parade can be watched comfortably, the community and tourists can be made a sort of tribune on the sidewalk,” he said. (kmb15)

Rented vehicles demanded Denpasar (Bali Post) –

A number of rental services businesses seemed to have got many orders this Idul Fitri as stated by Head of Indonesia Vehicles Rentals Association (Asperkindo) Bali, Nyoman Seniweca, last Monday (20/8). It is admitted this Idul Fitri increased orders up to 40 percent compared to normal days. The increase happened 3 days before Eid reaching 10 units per day instead of 6 units per day. Even so, the increase is not significant due to rental companies have increased also some are freelance. The rental price for Avanza and Xenia reached IDR 200,000-250,000, Karimun IDR 175,000-200,000,

Honda Jazz IDR 300,000, Innova IDR 400,000 per day which are its normal prices. The most demanded for family size and economically fit would be Avanza and Xenia which most of them were ordered by guests coming to this island. “They rent up to 7 days,” Seniweca explained. The increase this Idul Fitri is little compared to last year where a peak has been reached before at 98 percent from 23rd December 2011 – 3rd January 2012. Even so, it is worried that this situation causes increasing traffic. For that many tourists preferred using motorcycles so they avoid traffics and easier to find parking spaces. (kmb27)

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Development Exhibition to be changed into cultural parade Development Exhibition held every celebration of the Independence Day in Singaraja seems monotonous and shows off poor creativity. On that account, the Regent of Buleleng, Putu Agus Suradnyana, will remodel it into a kind of cultural parade in years to come.

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Magibung tradition in celebrating the Eid at Singaraja Kampong SEVERAL Moslem communities in Buleleng Regency have a unique tradition in celebrating the Eid. The Singaraja Kampong or better known as Javanese Kampong, for instance, exactly located in the east of Buleleng Market, consisting of a hundred families, celebrate the Eid with magibung or makele tradition. In the Eid celebration on Sunday (Aug 19), the magibung ritual was organized after the Eid prayers in the Nurrahman Mosque. Moslem residents and children had come to the mosque amidst the dense settlement early in the morning. They looked to say the Eid prayers solemnly. As usual, after the prayers it was resumed with sermon delivered by Chairman of the Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI) of Buleleng Regency, Abdul Rahman Zaid LC. Interestingly, the sermon was delivered in Indonesian and Balinese language interchangeably. After praying and listening to sermon, Moslem residents sat side by side in the mosque area. At the same time, the mosque committee was busy serving a meal for the residents. It consisted of yellow rice, white rice along with side dishes such as roasted chicken, chicken curry, aromatic chicken stew and other Eid distinctive dishes. Assorted fruits were also served in a container for dessert. Uniquely, the entire dishes were served in a single large platter. When everything was ready, a local spiritual leader read sacred texts for a few minutes. After that, young and old people were eating food together served in front of them in a familial atmosphere. The Magibung ritual undertaken by Moslem residents of Javanese Kampong was somewhat different from the one in Karangasem. The difference was the residents at Javanese Kampong ate together by using plates, while in the magibung of Karangasem tradition people ate the delicacy without a dish and the food in one group was eaten by hand. Chairman of the MUI, Abdul Rahman Zaid, accompanied by Chairman of Nurrahman Mosque Committee, Mohammed Zen Usman, and Headman of Singaraja Kampong, Agus Murzaji, said that magibung had become a tradition for generations, held every celebration of the Eid. He did not know exactly when his ancestors started the magibung tradition like the one held in Karangasem. Nevertheless, such tradition was estimated to start since

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The ‘Megibung’ tradition is held by the inhabitants of Singaraja Kampong during Eid celebration. the establishment of the Nurrahman Mosque in 1335 H. “We do not know for sure when it was begun. Pursuant to stories of our ancestors, such ritual tradition has existed since the mosque was built and we still celebrate it so far,” he said. According to Abdul Rahman Zaid, though he did not know the history of the ritual, it was intended to preserve the togetherness and tighten the relationship among the Moslem residents that did not distinguish social status. As evidence, all the residents enjoyed the meals together that had been collected sincerely. “It is not only used to maintain the togetherness among the Moslem residents, but also the friendship with non-Moslem residents. We eat together using hands and do not distinguish social status, whether they are officials or residents, all can mingle within a familial atmosphere,” said Abdul Rahman Zaid, confirmed by Headman of Singaraja Kampong, Agus Murzaji. Aside from magibung tradition, the Singaraja Kampong also had another unique tradition held in conjunction with the Eid celebration. It was mekele held by Moslem residents after the magibung tradition. In this tradition, all the residents went around the village to visit every home and then shook hands and congratulated one another for the holiday. All homes at the Singaraja Kampong were visited one by one while expressing their mutual sincere apologies. (kmb)

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1 Aug T umpek Uduh/Pengatag Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih. 2 Aug P urnama Karo Aci-aci Pengenteg Jagat Pura Gelap Besakih Pura Dangkahyangan Pengukur-ukur Pejeng Merajan Gerya Kebon Tabanan Pura Candi Goro Tianyar-Kubu Karangasem Pura Ponjok Batu Tejakula-Buleleng. 4 Aug T umpek Uduh/Pengatag Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih 8 Aug B uda Wage Warigadean Pura Kepisah Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel Gerih Abiansemal Badung Pura Puncaksari Penarukan Peninjoan Bangli Pura Bangun Sakti Besakih Pura Antegsari Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan Pura Pesimpangan Batur Pande Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan. 10 Aug Sukra Umanis Warigadean. Odalan Ida Ratu Penataran Agung Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Puraus Merajan Salonding Besakih. 12 Aug Redite Pon Julungwangi Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Banjar Singaraja. 14 Aug Anggar Kasih Julungwangi Pura Tirtaharum Tegalwangi Bangli Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangguntiti Jakatebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Sangsit Buleleng Pura Dalem Waturenggong Taro Tegalalang Pura Ibu (Pura Kaja) Wanasari Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Tulikup Pura manik Bingin Sidemen 15 Aug Buda Umanis Julungwangi. Pura Penetaran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Banjar Pande Bangli

Pura Puncaksari Pdi Sangeh Abiansemal Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Sanak Sapta Resi Sidan Gianyar Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Jakatebel Merajan Pasek Prateka Batusesa Mr. Jeroan Dauh Cemenggon Cemenggon Pr. Puseh Penegil Darma Kubutambahan Singaraja. 23 Aug W raspati Wage Sungsang Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Tangkas Klungkung Pr. Siang Kangin Tampuagan Tembuku Bangli Odalan Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Petemon Merajan Pasek Gelgel Melinggih Odalan Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Dewa Besakih 29 Aug B uda Keliwon Dunggulan Pura Wakika Kupang, NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang, NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung I Jakarta Timur Pura Mustika Dharma Kompleks Kopassus Cijantung Jakarta Timur. 30 Aug Wraspati Umanis Dunggulan Pura Watukaru Tabanan Pura Lempuyang Luhur Karangasem Pura Kentel Gumi Klungkung Pura Pasek Gaduh Umadesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Penebel Tabanan Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Tiyingan Merajan Pasek Gaduh Umadesa. 31 Aug S ukra Paing Dunggulan Pura Ulun Suwi Jimbaran, Badung Pura Luhur Cemenggon, Sukawati Pura Pasek Ubung Denpasar 31 Aug P urnama Ketiga Pura Gunung Sari Lombok. Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Karangasem Pura Pedarman Arya Telabah Besakih. Pura Bukit Mentik, Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani

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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Cookies sellers doing transaction with buyer in one of market before the Eid celebration. The surge in prices of basic necessities during the Eid celebration is estimated to trigger inflation rate in Denpasar up to 2 percent. Prof. Dr. I Made Kembar Sri Budhi, a lecturer of the Udayana University, judged the inflation rate happened because of psychological influence of the traders.

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DENPASAR - The surge in prices of basic necessities during the Eid celebration is estimated to trigger inflation rate in Denpasar up to 2 percent. Prof. Dr. I Made Kembar Sri Budhi, a lecturer of the Udayana University, judged the inflation rate happened because of psychological influence of the traders. “Although it is not significant, the increase in the price of goods will certainly kindle inflation. I think the inflation of this month will reach 2 percent,” said Prof. Dr. I Made Kembar Sri Budhi. Other than psychological factor, the disrup-

tion of food distribution during the celebration of the Eid 1433 H, said Sri Budhi, also had an impact on the price stability leading to inflation. To that end, the government should attempt to control the prices in coordination with related agencies.

Similar opinion was also revealed by the Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gde Suarsa. During celebration of the Eid, the prices of some basic needs in the market had increased. Though they were not too significant, they would still be perceived by the public. Even, they were also ascertained to affect the inflation rate in July. “We cannot predict the effect of price increases on the inflation in Denpasar. Surely, there is an influence on the inflation rate,” he said.

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KABUL — Militants fired rockets into a U.S. base in Afghanistan and damaged the plane of the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff while he was on a visit, but the general was not near the aircraft, a spokesman for the U.S.-led military coalition said Tuesday. The attack on the plane of U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey represented yet another propaganda coup for the Taliban after they claimed to have shot down a U.S. helicopter last week. It also followed a string of disturbing killings of U.S. military trainers by their Afghan partners or militants dressed in Afghan uniforms. Two maintenance workers were slightly injured by shrapnel from the two rockets that were fired into Bagram Air Field outside Kabul on Monday night, coalition spokesman Jamie Graybeal said. Dempsey “was nowhere near” the plane when the rockets hit near where the aircraft was parked, Graybeal said. The spokesman added that Dempsey had finished his mission in Afghanistan and had left by Tuesday morning, though it was unclear what plane he flew out on or how badly the targeted plane was damaged. Dempsey was in Afghanistan to discuss the state of the war after a particularly deadly few weeks for Americans in the more than 10-year-old Afghan war.

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