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Friday, November 22, 2013

Paramount: ‘Wonderful Life’ sequel has no wings Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Fans outraged that a sequel to a beloved holiday film is in the works are no longer out in the cold. A spokeswoman for Paramount Pictures, who owns the rights to “It’s a Wonderful Life,” said Wednesday that the studio would fight a group of producers who are working on a follow-up to the 1946 holiday classic. Directed by Frank Capra, the film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a desperate family man who imagines during Christmas time what his town would be like if he’d never been born. “No project relating to ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ can proceed without a license from Paramount,” the studio noted in a statement after Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions announced their sequel plans Monday. “To date, these individuals have not obtained any of the necessary rights, and we would take all appropriate steps to protect those rights.” The Internet collectively groaned this week when Bob Farnsworth, president of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hummingbird Productions, and Allen J. Schwalb, president of Orlando, Fla.-based Star Partners, unveiled their pitch for “It’s a Wonderful

Life: The Rest of the Story,” a follow-up that would focus on Bailey’s unlikeable grandson. “This can’t be real,” many tweeted. “Please don’t,” posted others. “Maybe George Bailey should have killed himself after all,” said one blogger. Soon celebrities were chiming in: “I don’t know if they have a title yet, but if not, I have a suggestion. I would call it ‘It’s a Terrible Idea,’” joked Jimmy Kimmel. “Stop messing with classics, people! What’s next? ‘Gone with the Wind 2’?” pondered Andy Cohen. “It would’ve been better if we’d never been born,” tweeted comedian John Fugelsang. Farnsworth and Schwalb said the film would star Karolyn Grimes, who played Bailey’s daughter in the original film, as an angel who comes to the aide of her nephew. They also said they were in talks with other surviving cast members to return. The producers estimated it would cost between $25 and $32 million, far less than many Hollywood remakes and sequels.

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Tourism village sluggish, goverment stops assistance fund MANGUPURA - Since the establishment in 2010, the echo of 11 tourism villages in Badung is still less audible. Tourist arrival to the villages still has not showed a significant increase. Amid such condition, the Badung government will no longer disburse the assistance fund for tourism village development in 2014.

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Alec Baldwin tries to ease backlash over gay slur

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2013 file photo, Alec Baldwin arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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FILE - In this 1946 file photo originally provided by RKO Pictures Inc., legendary actor James Stewart as George Bailey, center, is reunited with his wife played by actress Donna Reed, third from left, and family during the last scene of Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

SAN FRANCISCO — Alec Baldwin jokingly professed his love for a man in front of a large crowd Wednesday as he tried to ease the backlash triggered by an Internet clip that captured him berating a photographer with what sounded like a gay slur. “I want you to be my lover, Matt,” Baldwin told a member of his entourage after asking him to stand up. “I love you, Matt. I love you in that way.” After the packed audience’s laughter died down, Baldwin added that he has loved some men more than women during his life, although never in a sexual way. The Emmy-winning actor prefaced his moment of levity with plenty of contrition as he sought to minimize any lingering damage to his career from the fallout after a confrontation with a photographer outside his

New York home last week. He made his appearance at a major technology conference in San Francisco, a city that has been at the forefront of the gay rights movement for decades. Echoing remarks that he made in blog post over the weekend, Baldwin adamantly denied punctuating a profanitylaced tirade with an epithet that demeans gay men. MSNBC suspended Baldwin’s talk show on the TV network for two weeks after the entertainment website TMZ posted a video of the combustible actor’s latest outburst. The TV network hasn’t said whether the show, “Up Late with Alec Baldwin,” will return. Baldwin, 55, has gotten into heated exchanges previously with photographers taking pictures of him and his family. He also was kicked off a plane in 2011 after he refused to stop playing a game on his smartphone.

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The budget for the development of tourism village in Badung in 2014 which was removed seemed awkward. Previously, in the plenary meeting of the Badung House, Regent of Badung AA Gde Agung stated to encourage and prioritize the development of 11 tourism villages by degrees in Badung. The development would be made by improving the quality of tourism village, coaching of tourism awareness group as well as promoting tourism village through a variety of promotional media. When asking for confirmation, the Head of Badung

Government Tourism Office, Cok Raka Darmawan, admitted on Wednesday (Nov 20) the budget for tourism village in 2014 would be terminated. According to him, the government considered the budget disbursed for the construction of infrastructure and supporting facilities had been adequate. In other words, it was time for tourism villages to actively develop their region by self-financing. He said the development of tourism village should not rely on the government. In the future, tourism village

The photo shows cars passed a road at Kapal Village, Badung Regency. Since the establishment in 2010, the echo of 11 tourism villages in Badung is still less audible. Tourist arrival to the villages still has not showed a significant increase.

should be independent. Nevertheless, he said, the opportunity for tourism village to get assistance remained open. It could be done by submitting a proposal to government. gIf it is feasible we will surely help. The program must not only from the government, but we are also waiting for the aspiration from the community,h he said. Further, Raka Darmawan admitted that tourist arrival at the tourism villages was still relatively small. It was still reasonable considering everything took process and much time-consuming. For information, Regulation of the Badung Regent No.47/2010 mentioned the development of 11 tourism villages. They consist of Kiadan village, Pangsan village, Kerta village, Carangsari village, Sangeh village, Bongkasa Pertiwi village, Baha village, Mengwi village, Kapal village, Munggu village and Lawak hamlet at Belok Sidan village. (kmb25)


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Sent from Surabaya, total value reaches IDR 1 billion Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The workers who want to rally to the Regent was stopped infront of Regent’s office

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Mass of workers hampered at entrance of regent’s office Negara (Bali Post)—

The threat of All Indonesian Workers Union (SPSI) of Jembrana to mobilize the masses to participate in the discussion of the County Minimum Wage (UMK) was proved, Wednesday (Nov 19). At least 30 members of the SPSI Jembrana came to the office of Jembrana Regent as wishing to attend the meeting. would take at least 50 labor representatives and asked the county government to facilitate them by providing a wider space. Mass was hampered in front of the regent’s office for about 30 minutes. Finally, they were met by the Head of Labor Office, Ketut Wiaspada. He then provided explanation and respectfully pleaded the mass to assign 10 representatives to come in. In addition, they should also comply with the rules. His party did not prohibit the labor union members to attend the meeting, but should be through representatives as they could not be entirely accommodated. Moreover, the decision would also be disseminated to companies and workers. Ultimately, they agreed to come into the regent’s office and led to the Jimbarwana meeting room. The tripartite meeting between the Association of Indonesian Entrepreneur (Apindo), SPSI and the Labor Office still took place slowly. Even, until Wednesday afternoon they could not achieve any agreement on the county minimum wage deter-

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White Magic Sunset at Sheraton Kuta Crystal meth smuggling through courier

However, the mass was hampered at the (North) entrance of Jembrana Regent’s office because they were not entirely allowed to come in. From the morning, dozens of Municipal Police officers were on guard at the front door and back door of the regent’s office. The mass had gathered in front of the entrance and was faced by the Municipal Police. Chairman of the SPSI Jembrana, Sukirman, said the mass came not to do anarchistic act. However, they would like to know about the determination process of the county minimum wage. According to him, several meetings held were always coming to a deadlock as determination of the wage amount was irrational for workers. As consequence, the workers would make an irrational discussion effort as well. “They will not be anarchical but just come to know about the process of discussion. And I personally do not determine the amount (of minimum wage),” he said. His party regretted the ambush, whereas previously his party had delivered that

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mination. Both representatives proposed different amount. The labor union persisted on the amount of IDR 1,486,784 as the standard of decent living, while the Apindo proposed the amount of IDR 1,323,000. Labor Office that mediated the meeting proposed IDR 1,365,381 or 90 percent of the average decent life needs (KHL). But after the break session, Apindo conveyed the amount of IDR 1,325,000 and the SPSI decreased its proposed amount to IDR 1,410,893. Such amount did not meet the expectation of both workers and employers, so no agreement could be reached yet. The Head of Jembrana Labor Office, Ketut Wiaspada, said the meeting last Wednesday indeed had not reached any agreement. So, the Labor Office made the recommendation on the results of meeting with the Apindo, SPSI and government with the county minimum wage proposed by respective element in the meeting. After the meeting, Sukirman said his party would follow the amount determined by the government. (kmb26)

Disclosure of crystal meth (SS) smuggling via courier service by Drug Investigation Section of Denpasar Metro Police was explained by Chief of Denpasar Metro Police Djoko Hariutomo, Wednesday (Nov 20). He said the two suspects namely Alex Tani Stevanus and Ni Putu Darmini had been detained while waiting for further process. Both suspects admitted not to know each other, but received a shipment of crystal meth from the same sender. Djoko Hariutomo said that from the results of examination against both suspects, the illicit goods weighing half a kilogram was recognized to have been shipped from Surabaya. Value of the crystal meth package reached IDR 1 billion. “We are still developing the case because we are chasing the sender of goods from East Java (Surabaya—Ed). Sender of the goods has the initials BAS (fugitive),” said Djoko Hariutomo. Further, he explained the two suspects confessed to have received crystal meth package for two times. For the suspect Darmini, the first package was sent two months ago by inserting the illicit goods into a fan. Then, on Tuesday (Nov 12), the woman living on Jalan Tulip Gang III/1 Denpasar received another package inserted into DVD. The suspect was promised a reward worth IDR 2 million if the illicit goods were successfully retrieved. Meanwhile, the suspect Alex confessed the same thing. The man living at Soka Permai Housing Complex Block A No. 2 on Jalan Gunung Andakasa Gang Matahari, Tegal Sari hamlet, Padangsambian, Denpasar, had received such illicit goods for two times, too. The first package weighed up to 50 grams. Since he could receive the goods successfully, the suspect was given a reward worth IDR 500,000. Djoko Hariutomo added the suspect Darmini only served as a messenger. She was in charge of taking the package and would be forwarded to someone whose name was not known. Meanwhile, the suspect Alex, other than serving as messenger also distributed the illicit goods. It was evidenced by the discovery of a small package estimated to be distributed in Kuta and the surrounding areas. “They (Darmini and Alex—Ed) claimed not to know each other,” he said. For details of the goods received by each suspect, Djoko Hariutomo accompanied by Chief of Drug Investigation Section of Denpasar Metro Police, Agus Tri Waluyo, explained the weight was different. From the suspect Darmini was confiscated a crystal meth weighing 198.85 grams, while from the suspect Alex weighing 303.79 grams. “Therefore, the total crystal meth evidence seized was 502.82 grams,” he said while adding that his party was still chasing their syndicate. (kmb21)

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KUTA - White Magic Sunsets is a one-of-a-kind Sunday DJ event where nu-disco meets 70`s, 80`s, to 90`s, funk and great food & drinks to go along. Each week, with the dramatic Kuta sunset as the background scenery, resident DJ & Producer Adrian Giordano and special guests DJ’s create an old school disco party featuring retro classics on an exploration of disco and funk influences of the 1970’s and 1980’s with a contemporary electronic twist. Guests will enjoy chilled beers, tasty wines and groovy island-inspired cocktails. Bene, the Italian signature restaurant is there to serve up some rustic Italian treats to keep the sundowners going far beyond sunset. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort offers White Magic Sunsets each Sunday evening from 3pm – 10pm, free entry for all, and a free drink for guests coming before 6pm.

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

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

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

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


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Native pride at heart of ‘Rock Your Mocs’ campaign Associated Press Writer

FILE- This his Aug. 16, 2009 file photo shows first lady Michelle Obama, wearing shorts, and daughter Malia Obama, walking off Air Force One at Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Tusayan, Ariz.

t h r o u g h o u t t h e c o u n t r y, t h e decorative elements including beadwork, quillwork, painted designs, fur and fringes used on moccasins varied from one tribe to another. Indian people often could tell each other’s tribal affiliation simply from the design of their shoes, according to the nonprofit group Native Languages of the Americas. Observers say the Rock Your Mocs campaign is helping to fuel a resurgence of Native American pride. By Friday morning, a flurry of photographs had been posted on a Facebook page Atsye set up for the movement. On Twitter and Instagram, Rock Your Mocs hashtags showcased hundreds of images, from simple deerskin wraps to knee-high versions adorned with colorful beadwork. Then there were the mukluks lined with fur, like the ones being worn Friday by Jessica Metcalfe, a Turtle Mountain Chippewa from North Dakota who runs the Beyond Buckskin blog. “Moccasins can be worn and

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Agricultural sector should be given attention Bali Post

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Elementary school students in western New Mexico are wearing their moccasins. So are students at Northern Arizona University, Purdue and the University of Michigan. On the Cherokee Nation, there’s a waiting list for Friday’s moccasin-making class. And on a military base in Afghanistan, a soldier ties a beaded cross around her boot to symbolize her moccasins. Friday was “Rock Your Mocs” Day. Coinciding with Native American Heritage Month in the U.S., the social media campaign started by New Mexico student Jessica “Jaylyn” Atsye has gone global. The 21-year-old Laguna Pueblo member says the idea was simple — to set aside one day each year to wear moccasins to celebrate the cultures of Native Americans and other indigenous people. “When someone asks you, ‘What do your shoes represent?’ or ‘What’s the story behind your moccasins?’ there can be endless descriptions,” she said. “They show who you are. They’re an identifier. They can bring unity.” Moccasins historically were the footwear of many Native American tribes. Though their basic construction was similar

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AMLAPURA - Karangasem has a great potential in the agricultural sector in the broad sense. However, the sector has not been given serious attention so far.

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Jessica “Jaylyn” Atsye of Laguna Pueblo, the creator of “Rock Your Mocs,” poses for a photo at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. appreciated by anybody. That’s what’s really cool about it,” she said. “It’s like you’re wearing these pieces of art. They’re all unique.” Metcalfe and others said “Rock Your Mocs” is a

chance to educate more people about indigenous cultures. In recent months, the headlines have focused on controversies over the Washington Redskins pro football team name and back-

lashes against Native Americaninspired fashion designs that many in Indian Country have found in poor taste. Atsye said she wants to get away from the “whole racial thing.”

First lady: Air Force One shorts created a ‘stink’

It was submitted by two members of Karangasem House, Nyoman Oka Antara and Nyoman Sadra, in Karangasem. Oka Antara from Kubu barren region said that his party had repeatedly provided input in order to develop the results of research on the planting of mango that could bear fruit beyond the natural season. “The official of Agriculture Agency has known that ??mango can be cultivated and bears fruit throughout the season or beyond usual season, it just needs to implement it,” he said. Oka Antara said that so far Kubu had been known as the producer of mango. However, all this time all mango trees bore fruits in their natural season around November to January. During harvest season, the price of mango dropped because the harvest yields were abundant. Farmers did not gain much. “Meanwhile, beyond the season there are no mangoes at all, even pregnant women craving a little mango are also difficult to get it,” he said. Nyoman Sadra conveyed the vision and mission of Karangasem Regent I Wayan Geredeg namely the development of organic agriculture. Even, the cattle urine would be processed into organic fertilizer and the products would be exported. “In fact, the organic farming en masse does not work and the plan of processing cattle urine, either,” he said. Sadra said his party did not want if the agricultural development was only in discourse. It should be taken seriously with a budget allocation as well as the skillful field outreach officials should be encouraged to develop the agriculture. On the other hand, a number of headmen and customary village chief across Kubu said last Wednesday that agricultural sector in Kubu was potential. Headman of Dukuh Nengah Arta and headman of Tianyar Tengah Ketut Trimula said their village was the center for cashew plantation. Due to drought, less maintenance and fertilizers, many cashew trees in the area of Kubu died as having been attacked by white-rooted fungus disease. Trimula said that farmers at his village also used to make palm sugar. A team from University of Ganesha Education (Undiksha) Singaraja had made a research on the making of palm sugar. However, so far only about two families who developed it due to sluggish marketing. “As the most labor-intensive, the agricultural sector should get more attention,” said Trimula. (013)

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Karangasem has a great potential in the agricultural sector in the broad sense. However, the sector has not been given serious attention so far.

Rain in Buleleng, flood occurs everywhere Bali Post

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WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama says she won’t wear shorts on Air Force One again because the one time she did, it created “a huge stink.” Treated worldwide as a style icon, the first lady addressed the issue during a taped appearance broadcast Tuesday on BET teleivison’s “106 and Park.” Mrs. Obama was asked about her biggest fashion regret. She said she’s always happy with her outfits but that, quote, “sometimes I forget I’m the first lady and I’m running around in shorts.” She recalled her family’s first White House vacation, to the Grand Canyon in August 2009. Mrs. Obama said her wearing shorts getting off the plane “created a huge stink because people were like, ‘she’s wearing shorts getting off of Air Force One.’” She said her thought was “we’re on vacation.”

Flooding also occurred in the tourist area of Lovina.

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BULELENG - Having been hit by drought, it finally rained in Buleleng, Wednesday (Nov 20). However, when it once rained, Buleleng flooded everywhere, both in the urban areas and outside the Singaraja town. Very heavy rain lasted from 03:00 a.m. Even, it still took place until around 6:00 p.m. at a number of areas, although it was not as hard as in the morning and afternoon. Such a heavy rain made people panic. Many residents came to work late or students went to school late due to flooding along the roads. Run-off overflowed from the gutter with mounting waste so the roads became dirty. At some points, it kindled traffic jam. Several residents seemed to work together to clean up the gutters so the water could flow smoothly. The most severe flooding occurred on Jalan Ahmad Yani Barat, Singaraja, as well as on a number of road sections downtown. Some homes were also flooded by water so the dwellers were unable to perform their activity comfortably. The flooding of adult-knee high also got into people’s homes on Jalan Jalak Putih, Jalan Anggrek, Jalan Tasbih and surrounding areas. To overcome the problem, local residents had also

been trying to dampen the floodwater by creating artificial dikes from sacks of sand. Similar flooding also occurred in the tourist area of ??Lovina. Puddles in the region were high enough so a number of tourists had to stay at hotel or to shelter while eating at restaurant because he could not have a promenade. However, a number of tourists wishing to go out and see beautiful panorama had to break through the existing puddles. The Head of Buleleng Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), Nyoman Genep, said that his party had immediately deployed janitors to clean up drains and garbage strewn on the flooded roads. During rainy season, his party should alert the officers coalesced into the Rapid Response Unit (URC). “A total of 25 URC officers are of service for 24 hours,” he said. According to him, the officers were always ready to clean up and transport waste should there be any clogging waterways. In addition, they had to clean up branches and twigs of trees if there were falling trees anywhere. To support their work, the URC had owned three units of three-wheeled motorcycle with trash bins. “They can be roving and reach narrow locations,” he said. (kmb15)


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Office of Bale Mansion burns down Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The office of Bale Mansion on Jalan Sunset Road 69 XX Kuta, Badung, burned down, Wednesday (Nov 20). The wooden two-storied building looked flat on the ground as being engulfed in the flames. Allegedly, the fire was kindled by electricity short circuit in the maid’s room. No fatalities were reported in the fire incident, but the loss suffered was estimated to reach IDR 50 million. Information at the scene told that the fire first appeared around 09:00 in the morning. Dense smokes accompanied with flares were visible in the maid’s room.

The fire made the surrounding people panic and seek to help. With makeshift tools, they tried to extinguish the fire. Since the building owned by Lim Sucipto

Talim was made of wood and had asbestos roof, the flames quickly devoured. Not long after, four fire trucks of Badung County arrived at the

scene and directly sprayed water to the fire hotspots. The fire could be extinguished half an hour later. The burned items in the office consisted of 2 units of computer and printer, 1 unit of laptop, 2 units of photocopier, 1 unit of fax machine, 1 unit of safe containing securities and 2 water filter tubes and desks. Besides, the other burned items were a number of chairs, cabinets,

fans, a cash worth IDR 1,750,000, clothing and bedding mattress. Total loss was estimated to reach IDR 50 million. Chief of Kuta Police, I Nyoman Resa, when asked for his confirmation last Wednesday justified the fire incident. “We are still investigating the causes of fire. For a while, it was alleged to have been kindled by electrical short circuit,” he said. (kmb21)

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China hospital ship to set sail for Philippine typhoon zone

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Promise on determination of Muntig-Batudawa border reminded

Amlapura (Bali Post)—

Chief of Muntig customary village, Tulamben, Kubu, Karangasem, Jero Mangku Made Puspa, at a public consultation in the preparation of detailed spatial plan (RDTR) of Kubu subdistrict in the office of Bappeda Karangasem reminded the promise of Karangasem Regent I Wayan Geredeg, Wednesday (Nov 20). The promise was related to the border determination of Muntig village with Batudawa village that had already protracted. Mangku Puspa said the Regent Geredeg once promised to facilitate the border dispute of the two villages. In fact, the resolution was promised to be made in late 2012. Unluckily, there had been no resolution so far. Reminding of the regent’s promise was made ahead of the arrival of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono. As

planned, the president will arrive on Sunday (Nov 24) to attend the program of planting one million trees. The event is going to take place at Tegallanglangan hamlet, the neighbor of Muntig customary village. Mangku Puspa said his party was waiting for the mediation of Karangasem government. It was intended to obtain clarity, so the border stake conflict would not become a prolonged dispute as it had been taking place for long time. As had been reported, the border dispute of both neighboring villages had long lasted. Allegedly, it was kindled by the interest in the quarry potential like sand and gravel material. As the dispute protracted without resolution, it then culminated where hundreds of residents from both villages rallied to the office of Karangasem House one after another last year. Residents and apparatus of

each village requested the Regent of Karangasem to make mediation. The topographic drafting officers of the IX Udayana Military Command had come down to map and track the border of both villages. Mangku Puspa said that a levee was once built through a JICA project in 1974. It was intended to cope with flood hazards. Lately, the dam was filled with gravel materials. Since the dam was full, the material directly flowed into the sea. Even, the dam had collapsed twice causing some houses to damage and be washed away. His party in Muntig wanted to manage the stone material in the river to be sold for financing the development at local village. However, it was even prohibited. “We want to submit a permit for the utilization of the stone material, but were hampered. The permit could

not be issued by the county due to unclear border of the village,” he explained. Mangku Puspa said that near the border with Muntig there were even a number of quarry businesses. Even, their permit could be extended whereas residents previously asked to temporarily suspend the quarry businesses located in the dispute area because the border had not been clear. “There is a quarry business near the border of Muntig while the operator has never make coordination with us. On the contrary, when we wanted to take the stone material in the river was even questioned,” said Puspa. On the other hand, the Head of Karangasem Development Planning Board (Bappeda), Ketut Sedana Merta, delivered that his party would forward the aspirations of Muntig customary village chief to his supe-

rior (Regent of Karangasem—Ed). Meanwhile, the Kubu subdistrict head, Ketut Arta Sedana, said the border determination of both villages just needed to be submitted to both villages. A few months ago, the party of Batudawa had been summoned and was willing to attend. Meanwhile, the party of Muntig village had been summoned for few times to discuss about the matter, but it could not attend by reason of busy activities at local village. “The agreement of both parties has been clearly made where they have entrusted the settlement of the border dispute to Karangasem government. However, after going to be determined upon the agreement and mapping prepared by the topographic drafting officers of the Udayana Military Commander, both parties remained to grumble,” explained Arta Sedana. (013)

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Hong Kong domestic workers treated as ‘slaves’: Amnesty Agence France Presse

China’s hospital ship “Peace Ark” leaves a naval base to the Philippines, to assist the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, in Zhoushan Island, Zhejiang Province November 21, 2013.

The residents of Muntig, Tulamben, Kubu, Karangasem Regencyheld a metting with the government to discuss the border issue.

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Hong Kong - Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the “slavery-like” conditions faced by thousands of Indonesian women who work in Hong Kong as domestic staff, accusing authorities of “inexcusable” inaction. Its report, “Exploited for Profit, Failed by Governments”, comes just weeks after a Hong Kong couple were jailed for a shocking string of attacks on their Indonesian housekeeper, including burning her with an iron and beating her with a bike chain. Amnesty found that Indonesians are exploited by recruitment and placement agencies who seize their documents and charge them excessive fees, with false promises of high salaries and good working conditions. The process amounted to trafficking and forced labour, Amnesty said, as the women could not escape once they were in debt and their documents seized. “From the moment the women are tricked into signing up for work in Hong Kong, they are trapped in a cycle of exploitation with cases that amount to modern-day slavery,” said Norma Kang Muico, Asia-Pacific migrants’ rights researcher at Amnesty. She said she feared the problem was widespread in Hong Kong, where some 150,000 Indonesian women work as “domestic helpers”. “A conservative figure would be thousands” based on the research figures and taking into account that the most vulnerable were still kept behind closed doors, she said. The report accuses both Indonesia and Hong Kong of “inexcusable” inaction. “The authorities may point to a raft of national laws that supposedly protect these women but such laws are rarely enforced,” said Muico. Hong Kong lawmaker Fernando Cheung said Thursday that he felt “ashamed”. “The government should increase its effort in implementing the laws that are being violated,” he told reporters. Hong Kong is home to nearly 300,000 maids from mainly Southeast Asian countries, predominantly Indonesia and the Philippines, with growing criticism from rights groups over their treatment. Amnesty’s report says two-thirds of those interviewed had endured physical or psychological abuse.

HONG KONG - China is sending a state-of-the-art hospital ship to the Philippines following foreign and domestic criticism that it was slow and less than generous in its response to one of the world’s biggest typhoons, which killed at least 4,000 people. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing confirmed on Tuesday the deployment of the 14,000-tonne “Peace Ark” as state television reported the arrival of the first batch of Chinese relief supplies in the Philippines. Exactly where the Ark will operate and when it will arrive have not yet been confirmed, but Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the Ark would set sail as soon as possible. “China has always been concerned about the Philippines typhoon disaster,” he said. “In the spirit of helping the dying and healing the injured, we plan to send rescue workers to the disaster area.” Tension between China and the Philippines had risen in recent months over disputed claims in the South China Sea, with Manila taking Beijing to a United Nations court to challenge its historic claim to much of the strategic waterway. China’s usually hawkish Global Times, a tabloid owned by the gov-

ernment mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, last week urged the deployment of the Ark amid criticism of Beijing’s response by foreign commentators. China, the world’s second-largest economy, initially announced it was giving $200,000 and then bumped that up by $1.6 million. On Sunday, it said it was ready to send rescue and medical teams. In contrast, the United States has mobilized about 50 ships and aircraft in the disaster zone with helicopters delivering supplies from an aircraft carrier. It has announced more than $37 million in humanitarian aid. Armed forces and aid agencies are struggling to get help to devastated areas following the widespread destruction in the Philippines, which left more than four million people homeless. The Ark will join an international flotilla of naval ships now delivering food, water and medicine to

victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which tore across the central Philippine on November 8, smashing just about everything in its path. The Ark, outfitted with 300 hospital beds and eight operating theatres and a medical staff numbering 100, recently returned to Shanghai after an unprecedented four-month deployment to Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean where it made several goodwill stops, treating thousands of patients. A Chinese cargo plane carrying tents and blankets landed in the central Philippine city of Cebu on Tuesday, broadcaster CCTV said. “The Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development head has said the Chinese relief goods are very useful,” Chinese embassy official Wu Zhenping told the station. “They will distribute some goods to evacuated victims in Cebu and the rest to victims in the worst-hit area, Tacloban.”

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A stunt explosion is seen during the filming of movie “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in Hong Kong October 26, 2013. Pictured in the background is Hong Kong’s International Commerce Centre (ICC) building.


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BOJ keeps loose money policy

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TOKYO - Japan’s central bank has opted to keep its ultra-loose monetary policy in place and says the economy is on track for a “moderate recovery.”

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A man watches an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo.

Venezuela signs joint venture with Samsung CARACAS - The government allied with Samsung on Wednesday to jointly produce consumer electronics and appliances, a deal coming after a week of raids on Venezuelan retailers and the emptying of store shelves by consumers taking advantage of officially forced discounts. Rafael Ramirez, Venezuela’s longtime oil minister and now vice president for the economy, signed the agreement with the South Korean company’s regional president, Hyun Chil Hong, a day after the National Assembly gave President Nicolas Maduro powers to rule by decree for up to 12 months. Economists consulted by The Associated Press said they expected

Maduro to tighten government controls on the economy to the detriment of private enterprise. Samsung will initially invest $50 million in a factory for the joint production and Venezuela will take a controlling interest, Ramirez said. Its location, output and start date won’t be announced for at least a month. In the meantime, the government will directly import 400,000 Samsung major home appliances and other electronics worth about $100 million to arrive in “the coming days,” Ramirez told reporters at the signing ceremony. He said they would come from Samsung plants in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. Rather than a sign of investor trust, the Samsung-government alliance underscores what is fast

becoming the prevailing business model in Venezuela’s inflationplagued economy, with the government supplanting private business and directly supplying goods to stores at fixed, discounted prices. “All countries have their problems,” Hong said when asked why Samsung would invest in a country with a distressed economy. “I think we can overcome this type of situation with good collaboration.” Economists say the government directly imports more than 40 percent of the consumer goods sold in Venezuela, compared to 15 percent in the late 1990s when the late Hugo Chavez was first elected president and steered the economy of the major oil producing-nation toward greater state control. He died in March.

Creditors conclude talks in Greece, back December Associated Press

ATHENS - Greek officials say bailout creditors have concluded a round of talks with the government on demanded austerity measures and will return to Athens early in December. Tough negotiations over the past two weeks focused on 2014 budget cuts and structural reforms. Greece hopes by Dec. 9 to strike a deal that would allow release of a new loan installment of 1 billion euros ($1.35 billion). Finance Ministry officials

said progress was made during talks Wednesday with representatives of the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission. Greece has survived since May 2010 on international rescue loans, implementing harsh spending cuts in exchange. The austerity deepened a recession now in its sixth year. Unemployment has reached a record 27 percent. The conservative-led government will present its 2014 budget Thursday.

Bali News

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Extradition of a murderer from Italy granted

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DENPASAR - Extradition of an Italian, Antonio Messicati Vitale, 40, getting involved a number of cases in his home country, was finally granted by the judges of the Denpasar District Court chaired by I Made Suweda. In the court on Wednesday (Nov 20), the judge found that a number of facts and reasons that the extradition of the defendant Antonio could have been worth granting. Previously, the Italian government asked the Indonesian government to extradite Antonio because he was one of the mafia leaders. During in Italy, Antonio had committed many severe crimes ranging from murder, human trafficking, drug dealer and other crimes. Due to such cases, Antonio had been sentenced to prison for 24 years and the verdict was legally enforceable. However, before sent to jail Antonio had fled to Indonesia (Bali). Italian police then worked with Interpol to find him out. As the result, Antonio could be captured on December 7, 2012 at Villa Puri–Puri Kecil in Legian, Kuta. Then, he was arrested in the Bali Police detention cell to undergo a legal process to be extradited to his home country. When reading the verdict, judge Suweda confirmed though between Indonesia and Italy had no extradition agreement but based on diplomatic note sent by Italian government through the Italian embassy in Jakarta which was then delivered to the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights the government finally approved the request of the Italian government for the extradition. (kmb)

The Bank of Japan ended a two-day policy meeting without any moves to step up bond purchases aimed at pumping some 60 trillion yen to 70 trillion yen ($600 billion to $700 billion) a year into the world’s third-largest economy. There had been some speculation that easing might be stepped up after the pace of economic growth fell by half to 1.9 percent in July-September. BOJ members said they believed Japan was progressing toward an inflation target of 2 percent, despite weakness in exports. Some economists questioned whether higher prices are doing much to spur investment needed to sustain growth in the long term.

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The file photo showed Antonio Messicati Vitale (middle) during his captured. Extradition of Vitale, 40, getting involved a number of cases in his home country, was finally granted.

Palmyra leaf crafts favored by tourists IBP

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Palmyra leaf has become one of the craft materials increasingly turning to be a new potential of gold mine.

Palmyra leaf has become one of the craft materials increasingly turning to be a new potential of gold mine. As a result, it is taken advantage to make a variety of beautiful crafts that can bring money in, such as table ornaments, fans, hats, purses, festoons and so forth. These products also meet the needs of many traditional ceremonies in Bali A number of providers of processed palmyra leaf in the traditional art markets in Gianyar said the demand for palmyra handicrafts kept on coming from time to time. They were not only required before Galungan festivity, but also during wedding season and normal days. “Palmyra crafts are quite in demand in local markets and even they are also favored by foreign tourists coming here. Foreign tourists usually look for fans and festoons,” said Suryantini, a seller of processed papyrus in Ubud Market. Palmyra leaf, added Suryantini, could be made into various alluring works of art. They were table orna-

ment and other creations such as eagle, flower, fruit and so forth. According to this trader, table ornament in the form of garuda mythical bird was most preferred by consumers. Assorted palmyra leaf craft ornaments were sold from IDR 50,000 to IDR 200,000 per piece. High demands for processed palmyra leaf crafts were also justified by Made Karya, a trader doubling as crafter of the similar product. According to him, the demand for palmyra leaf crafts was very favored due to their beautiful look that could be combined with vibrant colors of textile dyes. The demand was getting higher when there was a certain celebration. “If there were many customary and religious activities in the community such as weddings and Galungan, we are often overwhelmed by the orders,” he said. He added that the palmyra leaf ornaments were currently becoming a trend in society. By using this kind of decoration the cost incurred would be more economical and practical. In addition, they were far more beautiful and had a special attraction.


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Nigerian city fears Islamist cells after hostage drama Agence France Presse

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Smoke billows from a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima, seen left above, a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, far south of Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Volcano raises new island far south of Japan Associated Press Writer

TOKYO — A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts said. Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the islet is about 200 meters (660 feet) in diameter. It is just off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, which is also known as the Bonin Islands. The approximately 30 islands are 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) south of Tokyo, and along with the rest of Japan are part of the seismically active Pacific “Ring of Fire.” The coast guard issued an advisory Wednesday warning of heavy black smoke from the eruption. Television footage seen Thursday showed heavy smoke, ash and

rocks exploding from the crater, as steam billowed into the sky. A volcanologist with the coast guard, Hiroshi Ito, told the FNN news network that it was possible the new island might be eroded away. “But it also could remain permanently,” he said. The last time the volcanos in the area are known to have erupted was in the mid-1970s. Much of the volcanic activity occurs under the sea, which extends thousands of meters deep along the IzuOgasawara-Marianas Trench. Japan’s chief government spokesman welcomed the news of yet another bit, however tiny, of new territory. “This has happened before and in some

cases the islands disappeared,” Yoshihide Suga said when asked if the government was planning on naming the new island. “If it becomes a full-fledged island, we would be happy to have more territory.” The Japanese archipelago has thousands of islands. In some cases, they help anchor claims to wide expanses of ocean overlying potentially lucrative energy and mineral resources. Japan has plans to build port facilities and transplant fastgrowing coral fragments onto Okinotorishima, two rocky outcroppings even further south of Tokyo, to boost its claim in a territorial dispute with China.

Zaria - Zaria, in northern Nigeria, has not been known as an Islamist stronghold but revelations that a French engineer was kept hostage there by militants before dramatically escaping have shocked locals. Francis Collomp managed to flee on Saturday while his captors were praying, walking four to five kilometres (2.5 to three miles) before flagging down a motorcycle taxi that took him to a nearby police station. Police said the 63-year-old, who was abducted at gunpoint in Katsina state last December, had been held for nine months in the city of Kano then brought to Zaria, 163 km away by road to the southwest, two months ago. “We find it quite frightening that a high-profile hostage like this could be brought into this area and kept for two months without anyone ever knowing,” said Sadiq Mahmud, who lives in the quiet Danmagaji neighbourhood of Zaria. Student Bello Lemu, 28, described the news as a “rude shock” and expressed concern that the historic city had apparently been infiltrated by an active cell of militants from the banned group Ansaru. “I still find it hard to believe we have Islamist insurgents around us. It is worrisome,” he told AFP. Zaria, which is home to some 400,000 people and predominantly Muslim, developed as a city in the 15th century and is one of the oldest in northern Nigeria, priding itself on a reputation as a centre for Islamic and Western scholarship. In the fortified old part of the city, traditional mud houses and mazes of alleyways can still be seen, contrasting with the more modern suburbs beyond. Religious violence between Muslims and minority Christians in the city has occasionally flared but not to the same extent or intensity as elsewhere in the north, where emergency rule has been imposed in three states. In June last year, bomb blasts ripped through two churches, killing several worshippers and injuring many others in attacks claimed by the banned Islamist group Boko Haram, of which Ansaru is an offshoot. Three months later, Nigerian troops raided what they said was a Boko Haram hideout in the Gaskiya area of the city. Two militant fighters were killed in a gun battle while arms and explosives were later recovered. Danmagaji is about six kilometres from Gaskiya and on the northern fringes of the city. Collomp’s account of his escape, as revealed by police and the former hostage’s brother in France, suggests that he was held outside Zaria itself. “No-one in this area saw the Frenchman on the day he escaped. We have been asking ourselves if anyone saw him and the answer has always been, ‘No’,” said Mahmud outside his furniture shop. One reason could be that the residential neighbourhood, home to civil servants and business people, is always deserted at night and locals stay indoors, he added.

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Former French hostage Francis Collomp arrives at the Villacoublay military airbase outside Paris, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

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INDONESIA Australian PM promises Indonesia full response Associated Press

CANBERRA - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono a full and courteous response to his demand for an examination of reported Australian eavesdropping on senior Indonesian leaders’ phones. Indonesia has downgraded its relations with Australia and suspended cooperation on people smuggling following outrage over reported tapping of cell phones belonging Yudhoyono, his wife and another eight senior Indonesian government ministers and officials in 2009. Abbott told Parliament he had

received a letter on Thursday from Yudhoyono demanding an explanation of Australia’s phone tapping activity in 2009. Abbott told the House of Representatives: “I want to assure the House that the government will respond swiftly, fully and courteously to the president’s letter.”

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Indonesian protesters burn a mock Australian flag during a demonstration outside Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Indonesia has “downgraded” its relations with Australia and suspended cooperation on people smuggling following outrage over reported eavesdropping on senior Indonesian leaders’ phones.

Indonesia freezes joint military Indonesia, Netherlands agree to improve bilateral relations training with Australia Antara

JAKARTA - The National Military Commander General Moeldoko said on Wednesday that Indonesia will not be conducting joint military training with Australia, following the spying allegations leveled against the latter. “We will stop all military cooperation in handling the issue of peoples smuggling. The decision will be implemented starting today,” he said after attending a meeting at the Presidential Palace. Apart from stopping military cooperation, Indonesia will also stop exchanging intelligence data and information with Australia. Other collaborations with Australia will also be reviewed. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had earlier expressed his disappointment over the Australian authorities failing to give an official explanation for the wire-tapping activities. Relations between Indonesia and Australia have come under strain after a report by The Guardian daily on Monday revealed that the Australian intelligence agencies wire-tapped the private phones of

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, First Lady Ani Yudhoyono and several ministers and government officials in 2009. The report was based on documents leaked by the former employee of the United States National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, who has been granted asylum in Russia. In response to the allegations, the Indonesian government had announced that it would recall its Ambassador to Australia Nadjib Riphat Kesoema for consultations. “I have advised Riphat to bring more than cabin baggage. We are waiting for the Australian government to respond and the Indonesian government will give a measured answer after that,” Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa stated. Marty added that the Australian government should not dismiss or underestimate the issue, which had upset the Indonesian government. “If the answer still remains the same, there will be further procedures that will be followed, as I mentioned earlier. There will be an evaluation of our bilateral relation-

ship. Considering that this incident took place in 2009, I remind the Australian government that now is the opportunity to draw a line in the sand. We hope such a situation (wire-tapping) never arises again in the future,” the minister noted. Apart from summoning Indonesias Ambassador to Australia, Marty said he was also trying to contact his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, and was reconsidering future intelligence cooperation with Australia. He added that Indonesia will also ensure the implementation of the principle of reciprocity while collaborating on information exchanges. That was a standard procedure and a common principle followed in international affairs, he added. “It is not a good day for Indonesia-Australia relations. The wire-tapping issue will have a negative impact on the relations between both countries. However, I must emphasize that Indonesia is a country that is able to think rationally and act decisively, while offering a measured response,” Marty pointed out.

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JAKARTA - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte agreed here on Wednesday to increase cooperation and improve bilateral relations between the two countries. The two leaders issued a statement at a joint press conference following a meeting between the delegations of both countries at Merdeka Palace. Prime Minister Rutte is in Indonesia for a state visit at the invitation of President Yudhoyono. This is the first time he is visiting Indonesia as prime minister. Rutte said his meeting with the Indonesian President is a historic milestone for improving relations between the two nations. He said Indonesia has been, is and will always be an important country for the Netherlands. President Yudhoyono, at the press event, agreed that the Dutch PMs visit is historic and welcomed the opportunity to develop stronger ties with The Netherlands. Both leaders marked the occasion by launching a comprehensive partnership for the future. “This is a historic visit, the first by Mark Rutte in his capacity as prime

minister, and is an important milestone in the relations between the two countries because we have agreed to further increase our friendship, cooperation and bilateral partnership in the future,” President Yudhoyono said. Opportunities for cooperation exist in trade and investment, water treatment, flood control, infrastructure development, logistics, agriculture and education. “Other areas include tourism, the health sector, defense, especially defense industry, energy, science and technology, and tripartite cooperation between Indonesia, the Netherlands and other countries,” he added. The two heads of government also attended the signing of two memoranda of understanding (MoU). The first MoU, related to tripartite cooperation, was signed by Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa and Dutch minister of foreign trade and development cooperation Liliane Ploumen. The second MOU, related to cooperation in the fisheries sector, was signed by Indonesian minister of marine resources and fisheries Sharif Cicip Sutardjo and Dutch minister of agriculture Sharon Dijksma.


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James scores 21, Heat roll past Magic 120-92

Banjra Sandhi Monument

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DENPASAR - Bajra Sandhi Monument is monument of Balinese People Struggle. This Monument is recognized by the name of Bajra Sandhi because it’s form is looking like Bajra or Genta or bell used by all Hindu Priest in reading off Weda holy sentence (mantra) at religious ceremony.

ORLANDO, Florida — LeBron James had 21 points and seven assists, and Chris Bosh scored 18 as the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic 120-92 on Wednesday for their fifth straight victory. James Jones scored 14 of his 17 points in the third quarter, when the Heat turned what was a five-point game into a runaway. All five Miami starters sat out the fourth quarter for the second straight night, and Dwyane Wade sat out the whole way game again to give his knees more rest. Arron Afflalo scored 20 of his 30 points in the first half for Orlando and went 7 of 9 from 3-point range. Victor Oladipo added 20 points but had eight turnovers. Indiana’s Paul George made three free throws to level the game with 5.2 seconds left in regulation, then scored nine of his season-high 35 points in overtime as the Pacers downed the Knicks 103-96 for New York’s sixth straight defeat at home. New York scored the first 13 points, but this settled into a playoff-

This monument is built in the year 1987 and it is opened by president of Megawati Sukarno Putri on 14 June 2003. The purpose of this monument is to immortalize the soul and spirit of Balinese People struggle, at one blow dig, looking after, developing and also preserve the culture of Bali to be bequeathed to a router generation as advancing capital stroke tread a world of loaded progressively with the challenge and resistance. This monument is comprising of 33 diorama depicting the journey history from a period of prehistory (300.000 S.M) what its human being still go about and very base on the nature until the period of filling the independence (1950-1975) where Bali Island is built in all areas like politics, economic, and social cultural. By knowing and comprehending of the journey history, soul, and spirit of Bali People struggle from time to time, it is expected the tighten of the spirit and cultural to increase Bali tourism. The existence of physical building is strongly relating to the meaning of Hinduism philosophy, namely Yoni colossus. The monument is likely colossus device meanwhile the building base as yoni. From other side, the Yoni colossus is also describing the story of twiddling Mandhara Giri at Ksirarnawa which is taken away from passage of Adi Parwa (Hindu’s Book).

type game between teams that met in the postseason last May. And it again went to the Pacers, who bounced back from their first loss after a franchise-record 9-0 start. George Hill added 23 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers. Anthony had 30 points and 18 rebounds for the Knicks. At Dallas, Monta Ellis had a season-high 37 points and assisted on the go-ahead basket as the Mavericks spoiled Dwight Howard’s best offensive night in Houston’s 123-120 loss. Dallas was down one when Ellis drove and zipped a pass to Shawn Marion in the corner for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 47 seconds left. Dirk Nowitzki finished with a season-high 35, including 14 in the fourth, and passed Reggie Miller for 15th on the NBA scoring list.

Nowitzki has 25,298 points, 18 ahead of Miller. The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 for their eighth straight win after LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points, Damian Lillard added 19. Wesley Matthews had 15 points, all in the first half, to help Portland complete a sweep of a four-game Eastern Conference road trip. The Trail Blazers have won 10 of 12 to start the season. AP Photo/John Raoux

Miami Heat’s LeBron James (6) gets off a shot as he gets out in front of Orlando Magic’s Arron Afflalo (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.

MotoGP announces 2014 entry list, Mike di Meglio gets deal IBP/File Photo

Provisional 2014 MotoGP entry list Rider

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4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 5 Colin Edwards Forward FTR/Yamaha 6 Stefan Bradl LCR Honda 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Aspar Honda 8 Hector Barbera Avintia FTR 9 Danilo Petrucci Ioda tba 17 Karel Abraham Cardion AB Honda 19 Alvaro Bautista Gresini Honda 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 29 Andrea Iannone Pramac Ducati 35 Cal Crutchlow Ducati Ducati 38 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 41 Aleix Espargaro Forward FTR/Yamaha 44 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 45 Scott Redding Gresini Honda 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 63 Mike di Meglio Avintia FTR 68 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Ducati 69 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 70 Michael Laverty Paul Bird PBM/ART 93 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha tba tba Ioda tba tba tba Paul Bird PBM/ART

Class Factory Open Factory Open Open Open Open Factory Factory Factory Factory Factory Open Factory Open Factory Open Open Open Open Factory Factory Open Open

MotoGP will retain a 24-bike field for the first year of its revised Factory/ Open rules structure in 2014. The division between prototype and CRT has been abandoned for next season, with ‘Factory’ or ‘Open’ status instead decided by whether a team uses its own ECU or the standard version. Standard ECU equipped Open bikes get 24 litres of fuel per race compared to 20 for Factory teams, and can use 12 engines per season while the Factory bikes are limited to five. The aim is to close the performance spread of the field compared to the CRT era, without a parallel cost increase. Eleven of 2014’s 24 full-season entries will have Factory status, with

the remaining 13 all Open bikes. Pramac and Gresini will both split their entries between the two classes, with Pramac’s Yonny Hernandez on an Open Ducati and Moto2 runner-up Scott Redding on an Open Honda with Gresini. The announcement of the official entry list also finalised several rider line-ups among the Open teams. Avintia gives 2008 125cc champion Mike di Meglio his MotoGP debut alongside Hector Barbera. The Frenchman took part in post-season testing at Valencia with the squad. Paul Bird Motorsport will retain Michael Laverty for a second season, but has yet to announce his team-mate.

Among the Factory teams, the main rider move of the winter is Cal Crutchlow leaving Tech 3 for Ducati. Moto2 champion Pol Espargaro is promoted to Yamaha’s satellite squad in his place, while Nicky Hayden shifts to Aspar’s new Open Honda programme after losing his Ducati seat to Crutchlow. The entry list also suggested former Pramac MotoGP rider Niccolo Canepa would return to the series as Danilo Petrucci’s team-mate at Ioda, replacing Lukas Pesek. Both Canepa and Ioda subsequently denied having reached an agreement however, with the team therefore still searching for its second rider.

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Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain (L) leads Honda MotoGP rider Spanish Marc Marquez to win the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, near Valencia, November 10, 2013.


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Either they’re geniuses ... or about to look foolish. For your delectation and debate, some of the sharpest football minds at The Associated Press — a crack team of reporters who have covered 28 World Cups between them — peered into their crystal balls and took an educated stab at predicting who will shine or flop among the 32 teams next June in Brazil. We also got second opinions from Raymond Domenech, who coached 1998 world champion France at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, and from a global panel of 14 non-AP journalists who vote in the weekly Associated Press football poll. Their thoughts about our predictions are also published here. Of course, the Dec. 6 draw could blow some predictions off course. But if history proves our fortunetellers right, then don’t forget: you read it here first! If not, well, hmmm. Better luck next time? WILL BRAZIL WIN? Yes. Brazil’s team, although average by its standards, will transcend itself thanks to the expertise of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, Neymar’s gift for scoring and creating goals and the added zest of playing for home crowds. Scolari is adept at getting teams and players to peak on schedule, essential for the month-long World Cup. After winning the 2002 edition with Brazil and then managing Portugal, Scolari returned to club football. Brazil’s football federation brought him back after firing muchcriticized manager Mano Menezes in 2012. Scolari proved he hasn’t lost his touch by leading Brazil to victory at the 2013 Confederations Cup. Neymar was MVP of that World Cup warm-up tournament, silencing critics’ claims that the 21-year-old striker doesn’t shine for Brazil in big games. Usually intolerant of imperfection, home fans threw themselves behind the team and will do so again in 2014, helping to carry Neymar and Co. to the final, which they’ll win. By Tales Azzoni in Brazil. PANEL SAYS: Evenly split, 7 of 14 panelists agree Brazil will win. “Historically, Brazil has benefited from refereeing decisions at WCs, a factor that might be even bigger at home” — Leonardo Bertozzi, ESPN Brazil . DOMENECH: Agrees. “’’The Confederations Cup confirmed they’ll be tough to beat.” OR WILL IT BE SPAIN? Yes. Spain will become the first team to win four major championships in succession. The World Cup win-

ner in South Africa and two-time defending European champion has the necessaries to repeat: Quality, experience, youth and master coach Vicente del Bosque. It will likely be the last World Cup for midfielder Xavi Hernandez, who could have less of an impact. But Andres Iniesta, David Silva and Sergio Ramos are in their prime. Del Bosque has top goalkeepers, with Iker Casillas likely to start despite becoming second choice at Real Madrid. Striker Diego Costa’s decision to play for Spain, his naturalized country, instead of his native Brazil could tip the balance. He gives Spain presence and a scoring threat with both feet. With the extra motivation of making history, Spain will become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to defend the world title. By Paul Logothetis in Spain. PANEL: Overwhelming majority — 12 of 14 — say Spain will lose. “Teams will play counter-attack against them and when that happens they are beatable” — Mike McGrath, The Sun. DOMENECH: Says Spain’s “players are getting a bit old. It’s the end of a cycle. I even see them being knocked out quite quickly.” WHICH TEAM WILL BE THE BIGGEST FLOP? Spain’s cycle of dominance will abruptly end in Brazil. Signs were there in qualifying that La Roja are no longer the menace they once were. Although undefeated in 30 straight matches at home, points were dropped to visiting France and, more surprisingly, Finland. In both games, Spain needed a goal from defender Sergio Ramos, highlighting how Spain’s once free-flowing attack has grown wheezy. In only one of eight qualifiers did a forward score more than once — Pedro’s hat-trick against Belarus. Teams are figuring out how to frustrate Spain, which needed late goals to beat Georgia away and in a scrappy win in Finland. Playmaker Xavi will be 34 and overworked trying to unpick packed defenses. A good counter-attacking team will send Spain home well before the final. By Jerome Pugmire in France. PANEL: Just 3 of 14 agree. DOMENECH: Agrees with Je-

rome. “They should get through their group but risk quick elimination in a knockout game.” WHO WILL WIN THE GOLDEN BOOT? Lionel Messi is going to correct the major blemish on his hugely prolific career scoring record and take home the Golden Boot. Heading to his third World Cup, the four-time world player of the year has scored — you’ll have trouble believing this — just once at the World Cup: in his first match in 2006. Messi played well but got no goals in 2010 for an Argentina team coached quixotically by Diego Maradona. Under coach Alejandro Sabella, Messi’s genius will finally shine in Brazil. Even his time sidelined by early season injuries will keep him fresher for national duty in June when he should be reaching his career peak at 27. Messi scored 10 times in 14 qualifying matches. If the Dec. 6 draw groups Argentina with the Netherlands and Ivory Coast, just like 2006, the team will need Messi scoring. Just a single game against weaker defenses could see sufficient Messi goals for the Golden Boot, especially since he is also Argentina’s designated penalty-taker. In 2010, Germany’s Thomas Mueller highscored with five goals. By Graham Dunbar in Switzerland. PANEL: Just under half — 6 of 14 — agree. DOMENECH: Disagrees. “I think it will be a Brazilian.” WILL LIONEL MESSI SHINE? No. Messi won’t be healthy enough. He’s running out of gas, picking up injuries with alarming regularity, the latest a left-leg muscle tear. He appears to be paying for his keenness to play every match and for rough tackles he’s endured over the years from opponents he frustrates. Under excoach Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, Messi enjoyed long spells without injury. But Guardiola moved on and Messi broke down with a hamstring problem at the end of last season. At the World Cup, stars have little time to shine — a maximum of seven matches in one month if they make the final. Messi needs to be fully fit and that looks unlikely. By Stephen

Wade in Brazil. PANEL: Only 5 of 14 agree Messi will flop. DOMENECH: Disagrees. “He has time to get better, because he’s getting injured now and the World Cup is in more than six months.” WHICH AFRICAN TEAM WILL FARE BEST? Didier Drogba will inspire Ivory Coast to the quarterfinals, matching the best ever performance by an African team. True, Drogba will be 36 and the Ivorians didn’t escape the group stage at their two previous World Cups. But in the Champions League, playing for Turkish club Galatasaray, Drogba is proving he can still score against top opposition. This being his last World Cup and probably his last major tournament will motivate the striker and the team he captains. With a decent draw, and Yaya Toure in midfield, Ivory Coast will go furthest of the 5 African teams. By Gerald Imray in South Africa. PANEL: 5 of 14 agree. DOMENECH: No. “I think it will be Nigeria.” GERMANY’S “GOLDEN GENERATION” FINALLY WINS? No. Germany will start as always with a big victory and breeze through the rest of the tournament — until the semifinals. There, Joachim Loew’s men will again fall short despite playing sparkling football, especially if the Dec. 6 draw throws up Italy as a likely semifinal opponent. Germany has never beaten Italy at a major tournament. Other teams are beginning to read Germany’s game and won’t give so much space to midfielder Mesut Ozil. Germany will have one of the youngest teams and will lack experience — except in attack, where Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez are aging and aching. Germany’s defense is its biggest weakness. Loew’s philosophy is to score more than concede, but squandering a 4-0 lead against Sweden for a 4-4 draw in World Cup qualifying exposed Germany’s lack of a world-class defender, except Philipp Lahm. By Nesha Starcevic in Germany. PANEL: Even split — 7 of 14 agree. “It’s time for them to win it all. Bayern and Dortmund discovered the path in the last Champions League” — Ubiratan Leal, trivela. com, Brazil. DOMENECH: “Completely agree. They’ve always been short

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of that extra something and they’re not going to do better as they get older. Semifinals, yes. They’ll lose against Brazil.” WHICH TEAMS WILL SPRING THE BIGGEST SURPRISE? It used to be that surprise teams could lay low until the World Cup. FIFA’s rankings changed that. Belgium hasn’t played a World Cup since 2002. It’s been even longer for Colombia: 1998. Both might be considered dark horses in Brazil were it not for FIFA rankings giving their game away. Based on their results against other teams, they’re now among the top 5 football nations. Despite lacking experience, they’ll advance easily from group play. From there, a piece of individual brilliance or luck often decides games. In Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez, Colombia has a game-changing duo. Behind the playmaking of Eden Hazard, Belgium is a challenger. One or both will reach the semifinals. By Raf Casert in Belgium. PANEL: Majority — 10 of 14 — agree. “Belgium will have a magnificent team ready for the World Cup - look out for Vertonghen, Hazard and Lukaku!” — Soren-Mikael Hansen, Politiken, Denmark. DOMENECH: No. Expects Argentina, Brazil and Germany in the semifinals and “for the surprise, I’d always say Italy, my intimate friends.” (Domenech’s France team lost the 2006 World Cup final to Italy) WILL ENGLAND REPEAT 1966? No. The nation with the world’s No. 1 football league still won’t have international success. Fans who long struggled to accept the diminished status of the 1966 world champion now realize that Roy Hodgson’s side won’t repeat that feat in Brazil or get to the semifinals like Bobby Robson’s team in 1990. Even the English Football Association’s chairman, Greg Dyke, only set England a target of winning the World Cup ... in 2022. The youthful energy of Jack Wilshere and Andros Townsend will unsettle teams. The matured Wayne Rooney will score his first World Cup goal. But offfield distractions and difficulty with relentless media attention have a habit of derailing England at major tournaments. England won’t go further than the last 16. By Rob Harris in England. PANEL: 10 of 14 agree. DOMENECH: Agrees. Not getting beyond the last 16 “is their habit.”

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Spain’s goalkeeper Victor Valdes (C) is escorted off the field during their international friendly soccer match against South Africa at Soccer City in Johannesburg November 19, 2013.

Barca wary of ‘FIFA virus’ ahead of Granada visit Reuters

MADRID - Leaders Barcelona host Granada on Saturday (1500 GMT) hoping to avoid another dose of the “FIFA virus”, the dip in form they have often suffered in their first match back after an international break. In their two La Liga outings immediately following their players’ return from country duty this season, Barca needed a last-gasp Alexis Sanchez goal to scrape past Sevilla 3-2 in September and were held to a 0-0 draw at Osasuna last month, the only points they have dropped in 13 matches. Their task against eighth-placed Granada has been complicated by a rash of injuries to key performers, including World Player of the Year Lionel Messi, playmaker Xavi and goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Messi is unlikely to play again before mid-January, Xavi is a doubt for Saturday and Valdes, who has made a host of crucial saves this season, is out for around six weeks. “I am sad that I cannot help my team mates at the moment but it’s an injury that will heal normally and I will return next year full of desire to get going again,” Messi said in an

interview with Marca sports daily published on Thursday. Coach Gerardo Martino will be looking to Brazil forward Neymar to shoulder some of the burden of scoring and creating goals in Messi’s absence, while Chile forward Alexis has been in fine form for club and country in recent weeks. Barca are three points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid, who host city rivals Getafe on Saturday (2100), after Real Madrid, a further three points back in third, play at promoted Almeria (1900). Real’s Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, La Liga’s top scorer with 16 goals, is on a high after his brilliant hat-trick against Sweden on Tuesday secured his country’s place at next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil. The 28-year-old is close to unstoppable on current form but Real coach Carlo Ancelotti also has injury problems to deal with, especially in defence. THIRD FORCE

Ronaldo’s Portugal team mate Fabio Coentrao was hurt in the Sweden game, while fellow left back Marcelo has not played since damaging his knee in training on

Nov. 8 and is not due back for another couple of weeks. Ancelotti will also have to shuffle his midfield after regular starter Sami Khedira tore knee ligaments playing for Germany last week and has been ruled out for six months. Playmaker Isco, who started the season strongly but has faded in recent weeks, could come in to play behind Real’s formidable attacking trident of Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and record signing Gareth Bale, Ancelotti said this week. Atletico have emerged as a genuine third force alongside wealthy Real and Barca, at least for the time being, but face a stiff test against Getafe, who have out-performed this term and are sixth. Atletico coach Diego Simeone, whose nickname is “Cholo”, has infected his players with the same fighting spirit he showed as a combative midfielder and Messi had warm words of praise for his Argentine compatriot in Marca. “Atletico is a very competitive team,” Messi said. “Some thought they wouldn’t be able to maintain the rhythm but carrying on from the end of last season they are still fighting on all fronts,” he added. “Cholo is doing great work.”

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay claimed the 32nd and final place at next year’s World Cup in Brazil with a 0-0 draw against Jordan in the second leg of an intercontinental playoff Wednesday. Uruguay, which won 5-0 a week ago in Jordan, advanced on a 5-0 aggregate over two legs as Jordan defended compactly throughout Wednesday’s match. Uruguay finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup, the best finish of any South American team. It has also twice won the tournament. It’s the fourth consecutive time Uruguay has gone into an intercontinental playoff to reach the World Cup. It defeated Costa Rica to reach the 2010 World Cup, but lost to Australia in 2005 after defeating the Australians in 2001 Uruguay, with a population of only 3.3 million, will be one of the eight seeded teams in the Dec. 6 World Cup draw. The seedings are based on FIFA’s rankings. The other seven seeded teams are: Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and Switzerland. Statistically, this was the 816th and final match since qualifying for Brazil began when Montserrat played Belize on June 15, 2011, a process that narrowed 203 nations down to 31 to join Brazil, which qualifies automatically has the host nation. Robin van Persie of the Netherlands, Luis Suarez of Uruguay and Deon McCaulay of Belize shared the lead for goals in 2014 qualifying with 11 each. Both teams started the match conservatively, but Uruguay had lots of possession in the first half despite being unable to break through as Jordan defended much better than in the first leg. Jordan hung on in the second half, with Uruguay trying to avoid any injuries. Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez started his top 11 at Centenario stadium including forwards Suarez and Edinson Cavani. Crowd favorite Diego Forlan came on in the 60th minute.

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Jordan’s Ahmad Ibrahim, left, vies for the ball with Uruguay’s Maximiliano Pereira during a 2014 World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.


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10 World Cup predictions Associated Press Writer

Either they’re geniuses ... or about to look foolish. For your delectation and debate, some of the sharpest football minds at The Associated Press — a crack team of reporters who have covered 28 World Cups between them — peered into their crystal balls and took an educated stab at predicting who will shine or flop among the 32 teams next June in Brazil. We also got second opinions from Raymond Domenech, who coached 1998 world champion France at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, and from a global panel of 14 non-AP journalists who vote in the weekly Associated Press football poll. Their thoughts about our predictions are also published here. Of course, the Dec. 6 draw could blow some predictions off course. But if history proves our fortunetellers right, then don’t forget: you read it here first! If not, well, hmmm. Better luck next time? WILL BRAZIL WIN? Yes. Brazil’s team, although average by its standards, will transcend itself thanks to the expertise of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, Neymar’s gift for scoring and creating goals and the added zest of playing for home crowds. Scolari is adept at getting teams and players to peak on schedule, essential for the month-long World Cup. After winning the 2002 edition with Brazil and then managing Portugal, Scolari returned to club football. Brazil’s football federation brought him back after firing muchcriticized manager Mano Menezes in 2012. Scolari proved he hasn’t lost his touch by leading Brazil to victory at the 2013 Confederations Cup. Neymar was MVP of that World Cup warm-up tournament, silencing critics’ claims that the 21-year-old striker doesn’t shine for Brazil in big games. Usually intolerant of imperfection, home fans threw themselves behind the team and will do so again in 2014, helping to carry Neymar and Co. to the final, which they’ll win. By Tales Azzoni in Brazil. PANEL SAYS: Evenly split, 7 of 14 panelists agree Brazil will win. “Historically, Brazil has benefited from refereeing decisions at WCs, a factor that might be even bigger at home” — Leonardo Bertozzi, ESPN Brazil . DOMENECH: Agrees. “’’The Confederations Cup confirmed they’ll be tough to beat.” OR WILL IT BE SPAIN? Yes. Spain will become the first team to win four major championships in succession. The World Cup win-

ner in South Africa and two-time defending European champion has the necessaries to repeat: Quality, experience, youth and master coach Vicente del Bosque. It will likely be the last World Cup for midfielder Xavi Hernandez, who could have less of an impact. But Andres Iniesta, David Silva and Sergio Ramos are in their prime. Del Bosque has top goalkeepers, with Iker Casillas likely to start despite becoming second choice at Real Madrid. Striker Diego Costa’s decision to play for Spain, his naturalized country, instead of his native Brazil could tip the balance. He gives Spain presence and a scoring threat with both feet. With the extra motivation of making history, Spain will become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to defend the world title. By Paul Logothetis in Spain. PANEL: Overwhelming majority — 12 of 14 — say Spain will lose. “Teams will play counter-attack against them and when that happens they are beatable” — Mike McGrath, The Sun. DOMENECH: Says Spain’s “players are getting a bit old. It’s the end of a cycle. I even see them being knocked out quite quickly.” WHICH TEAM WILL BE THE BIGGEST FLOP? Spain’s cycle of dominance will abruptly end in Brazil. Signs were there in qualifying that La Roja are no longer the menace they once were. Although undefeated in 30 straight matches at home, points were dropped to visiting France and, more surprisingly, Finland. In both games, Spain needed a goal from defender Sergio Ramos, highlighting how Spain’s once free-flowing attack has grown wheezy. In only one of eight qualifiers did a forward score more than once — Pedro’s hat-trick against Belarus. Teams are figuring out how to frustrate Spain, which needed late goals to beat Georgia away and in a scrappy win in Finland. Playmaker Xavi will be 34 and overworked trying to unpick packed defenses. A good counter-attacking team will send Spain home well before the final. By Jerome Pugmire in France. PANEL: Just 3 of 14 agree. DOMENECH: Agrees with Je-

rome. “They should get through their group but risk quick elimination in a knockout game.” WHO WILL WIN THE GOLDEN BOOT? Lionel Messi is going to correct the major blemish on his hugely prolific career scoring record and take home the Golden Boot. Heading to his third World Cup, the four-time world player of the year has scored — you’ll have trouble believing this — just once at the World Cup: in his first match in 2006. Messi played well but got no goals in 2010 for an Argentina team coached quixotically by Diego Maradona. Under coach Alejandro Sabella, Messi’s genius will finally shine in Brazil. Even his time sidelined by early season injuries will keep him fresher for national duty in June when he should be reaching his career peak at 27. Messi scored 10 times in 14 qualifying matches. If the Dec. 6 draw groups Argentina with the Netherlands and Ivory Coast, just like 2006, the team will need Messi scoring. Just a single game against weaker defenses could see sufficient Messi goals for the Golden Boot, especially since he is also Argentina’s designated penalty-taker. In 2010, Germany’s Thomas Mueller highscored with five goals. By Graham Dunbar in Switzerland. PANEL: Just under half — 6 of 14 — agree. DOMENECH: Disagrees. “I think it will be a Brazilian.” WILL LIONEL MESSI SHINE? No. Messi won’t be healthy enough. He’s running out of gas, picking up injuries with alarming regularity, the latest a left-leg muscle tear. He appears to be paying for his keenness to play every match and for rough tackles he’s endured over the years from opponents he frustrates. Under excoach Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, Messi enjoyed long spells without injury. But Guardiola moved on and Messi broke down with a hamstring problem at the end of last season. At the World Cup, stars have little time to shine — a maximum of seven matches in one month if they make the final. Messi needs to be fully fit and that looks unlikely. By Stephen

Wade in Brazil. PANEL: Only 5 of 14 agree Messi will flop. DOMENECH: Disagrees. “He has time to get better, because he’s getting injured now and the World Cup is in more than six months.” WHICH AFRICAN TEAM WILL FARE BEST? Didier Drogba will inspire Ivory Coast to the quarterfinals, matching the best ever performance by an African team. True, Drogba will be 36 and the Ivorians didn’t escape the group stage at their two previous World Cups. But in the Champions League, playing for Turkish club Galatasaray, Drogba is proving he can still score against top opposition. This being his last World Cup and probably his last major tournament will motivate the striker and the team he captains. With a decent draw, and Yaya Toure in midfield, Ivory Coast will go furthest of the 5 African teams. By Gerald Imray in South Africa. PANEL: 5 of 14 agree. DOMENECH: No. “I think it will be Nigeria.” GERMANY’S “GOLDEN GENERATION” FINALLY WINS? No. Germany will start as always with a big victory and breeze through the rest of the tournament — until the semifinals. There, Joachim Loew’s men will again fall short despite playing sparkling football, especially if the Dec. 6 draw throws up Italy as a likely semifinal opponent. Germany has never beaten Italy at a major tournament. Other teams are beginning to read Germany’s game and won’t give so much space to midfielder Mesut Ozil. Germany will have one of the youngest teams and will lack experience — except in attack, where Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez are aging and aching. Germany’s defense is its biggest weakness. Loew’s philosophy is to score more than concede, but squandering a 4-0 lead against Sweden for a 4-4 draw in World Cup qualifying exposed Germany’s lack of a world-class defender, except Philipp Lahm. By Nesha Starcevic in Germany. PANEL: Even split — 7 of 14 agree. “It’s time for them to win it all. Bayern and Dortmund discovered the path in the last Champions League” — Ubiratan Leal, trivela. com, Brazil. DOMENECH: “Completely agree. They’ve always been short

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of that extra something and they’re not going to do better as they get older. Semifinals, yes. They’ll lose against Brazil.” WHICH TEAMS WILL SPRING THE BIGGEST SURPRISE? It used to be that surprise teams could lay low until the World Cup. FIFA’s rankings changed that. Belgium hasn’t played a World Cup since 2002. It’s been even longer for Colombia: 1998. Both might be considered dark horses in Brazil were it not for FIFA rankings giving their game away. Based on their results against other teams, they’re now among the top 5 football nations. Despite lacking experience, they’ll advance easily from group play. From there, a piece of individual brilliance or luck often decides games. In Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez, Colombia has a game-changing duo. Behind the playmaking of Eden Hazard, Belgium is a challenger. One or both will reach the semifinals. By Raf Casert in Belgium. PANEL: Majority — 10 of 14 — agree. “Belgium will have a magnificent team ready for the World Cup - look out for Vertonghen, Hazard and Lukaku!” — Soren-Mikael Hansen, Politiken, Denmark. DOMENECH: No. Expects Argentina, Brazil and Germany in the semifinals and “for the surprise, I’d always say Italy, my intimate friends.” (Domenech’s France team lost the 2006 World Cup final to Italy) WILL ENGLAND REPEAT 1966? No. The nation with the world’s No. 1 football league still won’t have international success. Fans who long struggled to accept the diminished status of the 1966 world champion now realize that Roy Hodgson’s side won’t repeat that feat in Brazil or get to the semifinals like Bobby Robson’s team in 1990. Even the English Football Association’s chairman, Greg Dyke, only set England a target of winning the World Cup ... in 2022. The youthful energy of Jack Wilshere and Andros Townsend will unsettle teams. The matured Wayne Rooney will score his first World Cup goal. But offfield distractions and difficulty with relentless media attention have a habit of derailing England at major tournaments. England won’t go further than the last 16. By Rob Harris in England. PANEL: 10 of 14 agree. DOMENECH: Agrees. Not getting beyond the last 16 “is their habit.”

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Spain’s goalkeeper Victor Valdes (C) is escorted off the field during their international friendly soccer match against South Africa at Soccer City in Johannesburg November 19, 2013.

Barca wary of ‘FIFA virus’ ahead of Granada visit Reuters

MADRID - Leaders Barcelona host Granada on Saturday (1500 GMT) hoping to avoid another dose of the “FIFA virus”, the dip in form they have often suffered in their first match back after an international break. In their two La Liga outings immediately following their players’ return from country duty this season, Barca needed a last-gasp Alexis Sanchez goal to scrape past Sevilla 3-2 in September and were held to a 0-0 draw at Osasuna last month, the only points they have dropped in 13 matches. Their task against eighth-placed Granada has been complicated by a rash of injuries to key performers, including World Player of the Year Lionel Messi, playmaker Xavi and goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Messi is unlikely to play again before mid-January, Xavi is a doubt for Saturday and Valdes, who has made a host of crucial saves this season, is out for around six weeks. “I am sad that I cannot help my team mates at the moment but it’s an injury that will heal normally and I will return next year full of desire to get going again,” Messi said in an

interview with Marca sports daily published on Thursday. Coach Gerardo Martino will be looking to Brazil forward Neymar to shoulder some of the burden of scoring and creating goals in Messi’s absence, while Chile forward Alexis has been in fine form for club and country in recent weeks. Barca are three points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid, who host city rivals Getafe on Saturday (2100), after Real Madrid, a further three points back in third, play at promoted Almeria (1900). Real’s Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, La Liga’s top scorer with 16 goals, is on a high after his brilliant hat-trick against Sweden on Tuesday secured his country’s place at next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil. The 28-year-old is close to unstoppable on current form but Real coach Carlo Ancelotti also has injury problems to deal with, especially in defence. THIRD FORCE

Ronaldo’s Portugal team mate Fabio Coentrao was hurt in the Sweden game, while fellow left back Marcelo has not played since damaging his knee in training on

Nov. 8 and is not due back for another couple of weeks. Ancelotti will also have to shuffle his midfield after regular starter Sami Khedira tore knee ligaments playing for Germany last week and has been ruled out for six months. Playmaker Isco, who started the season strongly but has faded in recent weeks, could come in to play behind Real’s formidable attacking trident of Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and record signing Gareth Bale, Ancelotti said this week. Atletico have emerged as a genuine third force alongside wealthy Real and Barca, at least for the time being, but face a stiff test against Getafe, who have out-performed this term and are sixth. Atletico coach Diego Simeone, whose nickname is “Cholo”, has infected his players with the same fighting spirit he showed as a combative midfielder and Messi had warm words of praise for his Argentine compatriot in Marca. “Atletico is a very competitive team,” Messi said. “Some thought they wouldn’t be able to maintain the rhythm but carrying on from the end of last season they are still fighting on all fronts,” he added. “Cholo is doing great work.”

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay claimed the 32nd and final place at next year’s World Cup in Brazil with a 0-0 draw against Jordan in the second leg of an intercontinental playoff Wednesday. Uruguay, which won 5-0 a week ago in Jordan, advanced on a 5-0 aggregate over two legs as Jordan defended compactly throughout Wednesday’s match. Uruguay finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup, the best finish of any South American team. It has also twice won the tournament. It’s the fourth consecutive time Uruguay has gone into an intercontinental playoff to reach the World Cup. It defeated Costa Rica to reach the 2010 World Cup, but lost to Australia in 2005 after defeating the Australians in 2001 Uruguay, with a population of only 3.3 million, will be one of the eight seeded teams in the Dec. 6 World Cup draw. The seedings are based on FIFA’s rankings. The other seven seeded teams are: Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and Switzerland. Statistically, this was the 816th and final match since qualifying for Brazil began when Montserrat played Belize on June 15, 2011, a process that narrowed 203 nations down to 31 to join Brazil, which qualifies automatically has the host nation. Robin van Persie of the Netherlands, Luis Suarez of Uruguay and Deon McCaulay of Belize shared the lead for goals in 2014 qualifying with 11 each. Both teams started the match conservatively, but Uruguay had lots of possession in the first half despite being unable to break through as Jordan defended much better than in the first leg. Jordan hung on in the second half, with Uruguay trying to avoid any injuries. Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez started his top 11 at Centenario stadium including forwards Suarez and Edinson Cavani. Crowd favorite Diego Forlan came on in the 60th minute.

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Jordan’s Ahmad Ibrahim, left, vies for the ball with Uruguay’s Maximiliano Pereira during a 2014 World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.


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James scores 21, Heat roll past Magic 120-92

Banjra Sandhi Monument

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DENPASAR - Bajra Sandhi Monument is monument of Balinese People Struggle. This Monument is recognized by the name of Bajra Sandhi because it’s form is looking like Bajra or Genta or bell used by all Hindu Priest in reading off Weda holy sentence (mantra) at religious ceremony.

ORLANDO, Florida — LeBron James had 21 points and seven assists, and Chris Bosh scored 18 as the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic 120-92 on Wednesday for their fifth straight victory. James Jones scored 14 of his 17 points in the third quarter, when the Heat turned what was a five-point game into a runaway. All five Miami starters sat out the fourth quarter for the second straight night, and Dwyane Wade sat out the whole way game again to give his knees more rest. Arron Afflalo scored 20 of his 30 points in the first half for Orlando and went 7 of 9 from 3-point range. Victor Oladipo added 20 points but had eight turnovers. Indiana’s Paul George made three free throws to level the game with 5.2 seconds left in regulation, then scored nine of his season-high 35 points in overtime as the Pacers downed the Knicks 103-96 for New York’s sixth straight defeat at home. New York scored the first 13 points, but this settled into a playoff-

This monument is built in the year 1987 and it is opened by president of Megawati Sukarno Putri on 14 June 2003. The purpose of this monument is to immortalize the soul and spirit of Balinese People struggle, at one blow dig, looking after, developing and also preserve the culture of Bali to be bequeathed to a router generation as advancing capital stroke tread a world of loaded progressively with the challenge and resistance. This monument is comprising of 33 diorama depicting the journey history from a period of prehistory (300.000 S.M) what its human being still go about and very base on the nature until the period of filling the independence (1950-1975) where Bali Island is built in all areas like politics, economic, and social cultural. By knowing and comprehending of the journey history, soul, and spirit of Bali People struggle from time to time, it is expected the tighten of the spirit and cultural to increase Bali tourism. The existence of physical building is strongly relating to the meaning of Hinduism philosophy, namely Yoni colossus. The monument is likely colossus device meanwhile the building base as yoni. From other side, the Yoni colossus is also describing the story of twiddling Mandhara Giri at Ksirarnawa which is taken away from passage of Adi Parwa (Hindu’s Book).

type game between teams that met in the postseason last May. And it again went to the Pacers, who bounced back from their first loss after a franchise-record 9-0 start. George Hill added 23 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers. Anthony had 30 points and 18 rebounds for the Knicks. At Dallas, Monta Ellis had a season-high 37 points and assisted on the go-ahead basket as the Mavericks spoiled Dwight Howard’s best offensive night in Houston’s 123-120 loss. Dallas was down one when Ellis drove and zipped a pass to Shawn Marion in the corner for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 47 seconds left. Dirk Nowitzki finished with a season-high 35, including 14 in the fourth, and passed Reggie Miller for 15th on the NBA scoring list.

Nowitzki has 25,298 points, 18 ahead of Miller. The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 for their eighth straight win after LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points, Damian Lillard added 19. Wesley Matthews had 15 points, all in the first half, to help Portland complete a sweep of a four-game Eastern Conference road trip. The Trail Blazers have won 10 of 12 to start the season. AP Photo/John Raoux

Miami Heat’s LeBron James (6) gets off a shot as he gets out in front of Orlando Magic’s Arron Afflalo (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.

MotoGP announces 2014 entry list, Mike di Meglio gets deal IBP/File Photo

Provisional 2014 MotoGP entry list Rider

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4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 5 Colin Edwards Forward FTR/Yamaha 6 Stefan Bradl LCR Honda 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Aspar Honda 8 Hector Barbera Avintia FTR 9 Danilo Petrucci Ioda tba 17 Karel Abraham Cardion AB Honda 19 Alvaro Bautista Gresini Honda 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 29 Andrea Iannone Pramac Ducati 35 Cal Crutchlow Ducati Ducati 38 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 41 Aleix Espargaro Forward FTR/Yamaha 44 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 45 Scott Redding Gresini Honda 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 63 Mike di Meglio Avintia FTR 68 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Ducati 69 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 70 Michael Laverty Paul Bird PBM/ART 93 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha tba tba Ioda tba tba tba Paul Bird PBM/ART

Class Factory Open Factory Open Open Open Open Factory Factory Factory Factory Factory Open Factory Open Factory Open Open Open Open Factory Factory Open Open

MotoGP will retain a 24-bike field for the first year of its revised Factory/ Open rules structure in 2014. The division between prototype and CRT has been abandoned for next season, with ‘Factory’ or ‘Open’ status instead decided by whether a team uses its own ECU or the standard version. Standard ECU equipped Open bikes get 24 litres of fuel per race compared to 20 for Factory teams, and can use 12 engines per season while the Factory bikes are limited to five. The aim is to close the performance spread of the field compared to the CRT era, without a parallel cost increase. Eleven of 2014’s 24 full-season entries will have Factory status, with

the remaining 13 all Open bikes. Pramac and Gresini will both split their entries between the two classes, with Pramac’s Yonny Hernandez on an Open Ducati and Moto2 runner-up Scott Redding on an Open Honda with Gresini. The announcement of the official entry list also finalised several rider line-ups among the Open teams. Avintia gives 2008 125cc champion Mike di Meglio his MotoGP debut alongside Hector Barbera. The Frenchman took part in post-season testing at Valencia with the squad. Paul Bird Motorsport will retain Michael Laverty for a second season, but has yet to announce his team-mate.

Among the Factory teams, the main rider move of the winter is Cal Crutchlow leaving Tech 3 for Ducati. Moto2 champion Pol Espargaro is promoted to Yamaha’s satellite squad in his place, while Nicky Hayden shifts to Aspar’s new Open Honda programme after losing his Ducati seat to Crutchlow. The entry list also suggested former Pramac MotoGP rider Niccolo Canepa would return to the series as Danilo Petrucci’s team-mate at Ioda, replacing Lukas Pesek. Both Canepa and Ioda subsequently denied having reached an agreement however, with the team therefore still searching for its second rider.

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Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain (L) leads Honda MotoGP rider Spanish Marc Marquez to win the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, near Valencia, November 10, 2013.


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Smoke billows from a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima, seen left above, a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, far south of Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Volcano raises new island far south of Japan Associated Press Writer

TOKYO — A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts said. Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the islet is about 200 meters (660 feet) in diameter. It is just off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, which is also known as the Bonin Islands. The approximately 30 islands are 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) south of Tokyo, and along with the rest of Japan are part of the seismically active Pacific “Ring of Fire.” The coast guard issued an advisory Wednesday warning of heavy black smoke from the eruption. Television footage seen Thursday showed heavy smoke, ash and

rocks exploding from the crater, as steam billowed into the sky. A volcanologist with the coast guard, Hiroshi Ito, told the FNN news network that it was possible the new island might be eroded away. “But it also could remain permanently,” he said. The last time the volcanos in the area are known to have erupted was in the mid-1970s. Much of the volcanic activity occurs under the sea, which extends thousands of meters deep along the IzuOgasawara-Marianas Trench. Japan’s chief government spokesman welcomed the news of yet another bit, however tiny, of new territory. “This has happened before and in some

cases the islands disappeared,” Yoshihide Suga said when asked if the government was planning on naming the new island. “If it becomes a full-fledged island, we would be happy to have more territory.” The Japanese archipelago has thousands of islands. In some cases, they help anchor claims to wide expanses of ocean overlying potentially lucrative energy and mineral resources. Japan has plans to build port facilities and transplant fastgrowing coral fragments onto Okinotorishima, two rocky outcroppings even further south of Tokyo, to boost its claim in a territorial dispute with China.

Zaria - Zaria, in northern Nigeria, has not been known as an Islamist stronghold but revelations that a French engineer was kept hostage there by militants before dramatically escaping have shocked locals. Francis Collomp managed to flee on Saturday while his captors were praying, walking four to five kilometres (2.5 to three miles) before flagging down a motorcycle taxi that took him to a nearby police station. Police said the 63-year-old, who was abducted at gunpoint in Katsina state last December, had been held for nine months in the city of Kano then brought to Zaria, 163 km away by road to the southwest, two months ago. “We find it quite frightening that a high-profile hostage like this could be brought into this area and kept for two months without anyone ever knowing,” said Sadiq Mahmud, who lives in the quiet Danmagaji neighbourhood of Zaria. Student Bello Lemu, 28, described the news as a “rude shock” and expressed concern that the historic city had apparently been infiltrated by an active cell of militants from the banned group Ansaru. “I still find it hard to believe we have Islamist insurgents around us. It is worrisome,” he told AFP. Zaria, which is home to some 400,000 people and predominantly Muslim, developed as a city in the 15th century and is one of the oldest in northern Nigeria, priding itself on a reputation as a centre for Islamic and Western scholarship. In the fortified old part of the city, traditional mud houses and mazes of alleyways can still be seen, contrasting with the more modern suburbs beyond. Religious violence between Muslims and minority Christians in the city has occasionally flared but not to the same extent or intensity as elsewhere in the north, where emergency rule has been imposed in three states. In June last year, bomb blasts ripped through two churches, killing several worshippers and injuring many others in attacks claimed by the banned Islamist group Boko Haram, of which Ansaru is an offshoot. Three months later, Nigerian troops raided what they said was a Boko Haram hideout in the Gaskiya area of the city. Two militant fighters were killed in a gun battle while arms and explosives were later recovered. Danmagaji is about six kilometres from Gaskiya and on the northern fringes of the city. Collomp’s account of his escape, as revealed by police and the former hostage’s brother in France, suggests that he was held outside Zaria itself. “No-one in this area saw the Frenchman on the day he escaped. We have been asking ourselves if anyone saw him and the answer has always been, ‘No’,” said Mahmud outside his furniture shop. One reason could be that the residential neighbourhood, home to civil servants and business people, is always deserted at night and locals stay indoors, he added.

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Former French hostage Francis Collomp arrives at the Villacoublay military airbase outside Paris, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

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INDONESIA Australian PM promises Indonesia full response Associated Press

CANBERRA - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono a full and courteous response to his demand for an examination of reported Australian eavesdropping on senior Indonesian leaders’ phones. Indonesia has downgraded its relations with Australia and suspended cooperation on people smuggling following outrage over reported tapping of cell phones belonging Yudhoyono, his wife and another eight senior Indonesian government ministers and officials in 2009. Abbott told Parliament he had

received a letter on Thursday from Yudhoyono demanding an explanation of Australia’s phone tapping activity in 2009. Abbott told the House of Representatives: “I want to assure the House that the government will respond swiftly, fully and courteously to the president’s letter.”

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Indonesian protesters burn a mock Australian flag during a demonstration outside Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Indonesia has “downgraded” its relations with Australia and suspended cooperation on people smuggling following outrage over reported eavesdropping on senior Indonesian leaders’ phones.

Indonesia freezes joint military Indonesia, Netherlands agree to improve bilateral relations training with Australia Antara

JAKARTA - The National Military Commander General Moeldoko said on Wednesday that Indonesia will not be conducting joint military training with Australia, following the spying allegations leveled against the latter. “We will stop all military cooperation in handling the issue of peoples smuggling. The decision will be implemented starting today,” he said after attending a meeting at the Presidential Palace. Apart from stopping military cooperation, Indonesia will also stop exchanging intelligence data and information with Australia. Other collaborations with Australia will also be reviewed. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had earlier expressed his disappointment over the Australian authorities failing to give an official explanation for the wire-tapping activities. Relations between Indonesia and Australia have come under strain after a report by The Guardian daily on Monday revealed that the Australian intelligence agencies wire-tapped the private phones of

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, First Lady Ani Yudhoyono and several ministers and government officials in 2009. The report was based on documents leaked by the former employee of the United States National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, who has been granted asylum in Russia. In response to the allegations, the Indonesian government had announced that it would recall its Ambassador to Australia Nadjib Riphat Kesoema for consultations. “I have advised Riphat to bring more than cabin baggage. We are waiting for the Australian government to respond and the Indonesian government will give a measured answer after that,” Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa stated. Marty added that the Australian government should not dismiss or underestimate the issue, which had upset the Indonesian government. “If the answer still remains the same, there will be further procedures that will be followed, as I mentioned earlier. There will be an evaluation of our bilateral relation-

ship. Considering that this incident took place in 2009, I remind the Australian government that now is the opportunity to draw a line in the sand. We hope such a situation (wire-tapping) never arises again in the future,” the minister noted. Apart from summoning Indonesias Ambassador to Australia, Marty said he was also trying to contact his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, and was reconsidering future intelligence cooperation with Australia. He added that Indonesia will also ensure the implementation of the principle of reciprocity while collaborating on information exchanges. That was a standard procedure and a common principle followed in international affairs, he added. “It is not a good day for Indonesia-Australia relations. The wire-tapping issue will have a negative impact on the relations between both countries. However, I must emphasize that Indonesia is a country that is able to think rationally and act decisively, while offering a measured response,” Marty pointed out.

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JAKARTA - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte agreed here on Wednesday to increase cooperation and improve bilateral relations between the two countries. The two leaders issued a statement at a joint press conference following a meeting between the delegations of both countries at Merdeka Palace. Prime Minister Rutte is in Indonesia for a state visit at the invitation of President Yudhoyono. This is the first time he is visiting Indonesia as prime minister. Rutte said his meeting with the Indonesian President is a historic milestone for improving relations between the two nations. He said Indonesia has been, is and will always be an important country for the Netherlands. President Yudhoyono, at the press event, agreed that the Dutch PMs visit is historic and welcomed the opportunity to develop stronger ties with The Netherlands. Both leaders marked the occasion by launching a comprehensive partnership for the future. “This is a historic visit, the first by Mark Rutte in his capacity as prime

minister, and is an important milestone in the relations between the two countries because we have agreed to further increase our friendship, cooperation and bilateral partnership in the future,” President Yudhoyono said. Opportunities for cooperation exist in trade and investment, water treatment, flood control, infrastructure development, logistics, agriculture and education. “Other areas include tourism, the health sector, defense, especially defense industry, energy, science and technology, and tripartite cooperation between Indonesia, the Netherlands and other countries,” he added. The two heads of government also attended the signing of two memoranda of understanding (MoU). The first MoU, related to tripartite cooperation, was signed by Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa and Dutch minister of foreign trade and development cooperation Liliane Ploumen. The second MOU, related to cooperation in the fisheries sector, was signed by Indonesian minister of marine resources and fisheries Sharif Cicip Sutardjo and Dutch minister of agriculture Sharon Dijksma.


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BOJ keeps loose money policy

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TOKYO - Japan’s central bank has opted to keep its ultra-loose monetary policy in place and says the economy is on track for a “moderate recovery.”

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A man watches an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo.

Venezuela signs joint venture with Samsung CARACAS - The government allied with Samsung on Wednesday to jointly produce consumer electronics and appliances, a deal coming after a week of raids on Venezuelan retailers and the emptying of store shelves by consumers taking advantage of officially forced discounts. Rafael Ramirez, Venezuela’s longtime oil minister and now vice president for the economy, signed the agreement with the South Korean company’s regional president, Hyun Chil Hong, a day after the National Assembly gave President Nicolas Maduro powers to rule by decree for up to 12 months. Economists consulted by The Associated Press said they expected

Maduro to tighten government controls on the economy to the detriment of private enterprise. Samsung will initially invest $50 million in a factory for the joint production and Venezuela will take a controlling interest, Ramirez said. Its location, output and start date won’t be announced for at least a month. In the meantime, the government will directly import 400,000 Samsung major home appliances and other electronics worth about $100 million to arrive in “the coming days,” Ramirez told reporters at the signing ceremony. He said they would come from Samsung plants in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. Rather than a sign of investor trust, the Samsung-government alliance underscores what is fast

becoming the prevailing business model in Venezuela’s inflationplagued economy, with the government supplanting private business and directly supplying goods to stores at fixed, discounted prices. “All countries have their problems,” Hong said when asked why Samsung would invest in a country with a distressed economy. “I think we can overcome this type of situation with good collaboration.” Economists say the government directly imports more than 40 percent of the consumer goods sold in Venezuela, compared to 15 percent in the late 1990s when the late Hugo Chavez was first elected president and steered the economy of the major oil producing-nation toward greater state control. He died in March.

Creditors conclude talks in Greece, back December Associated Press

ATHENS - Greek officials say bailout creditors have concluded a round of talks with the government on demanded austerity measures and will return to Athens early in December. Tough negotiations over the past two weeks focused on 2014 budget cuts and structural reforms. Greece hopes by Dec. 9 to strike a deal that would allow release of a new loan installment of 1 billion euros ($1.35 billion). Finance Ministry officials

said progress was made during talks Wednesday with representatives of the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission. Greece has survived since May 2010 on international rescue loans, implementing harsh spending cuts in exchange. The austerity deepened a recession now in its sixth year. Unemployment has reached a record 27 percent. The conservative-led government will present its 2014 budget Thursday.

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DENPASAR - Extradition of an Italian, Antonio Messicati Vitale, 40, getting involved a number of cases in his home country, was finally granted by the judges of the Denpasar District Court chaired by I Made Suweda. In the court on Wednesday (Nov 20), the judge found that a number of facts and reasons that the extradition of the defendant Antonio could have been worth granting. Previously, the Italian government asked the Indonesian government to extradite Antonio because he was one of the mafia leaders. During in Italy, Antonio had committed many severe crimes ranging from murder, human trafficking, drug dealer and other crimes. Due to such cases, Antonio had been sentenced to prison for 24 years and the verdict was legally enforceable. However, before sent to jail Antonio had fled to Indonesia (Bali). Italian police then worked with Interpol to find him out. As the result, Antonio could be captured on December 7, 2012 at Villa Puri–Puri Kecil in Legian, Kuta. Then, he was arrested in the Bali Police detention cell to undergo a legal process to be extradited to his home country. When reading the verdict, judge Suweda confirmed though between Indonesia and Italy had no extradition agreement but based on diplomatic note sent by Italian government through the Italian embassy in Jakarta which was then delivered to the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights the government finally approved the request of the Italian government for the extradition. (kmb)

The Bank of Japan ended a two-day policy meeting without any moves to step up bond purchases aimed at pumping some 60 trillion yen to 70 trillion yen ($600 billion to $700 billion) a year into the world’s third-largest economy. There had been some speculation that easing might be stepped up after the pace of economic growth fell by half to 1.9 percent in July-September. BOJ members said they believed Japan was progressing toward an inflation target of 2 percent, despite weakness in exports. Some economists questioned whether higher prices are doing much to spur investment needed to sustain growth in the long term.

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The file photo showed Antonio Messicati Vitale (middle) during his captured. Extradition of Vitale, 40, getting involved a number of cases in his home country, was finally granted.

Palmyra leaf crafts favored by tourists IBP

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Palmyra leaf has become one of the craft materials increasingly turning to be a new potential of gold mine.

Palmyra leaf has become one of the craft materials increasingly turning to be a new potential of gold mine. As a result, it is taken advantage to make a variety of beautiful crafts that can bring money in, such as table ornaments, fans, hats, purses, festoons and so forth. These products also meet the needs of many traditional ceremonies in Bali A number of providers of processed palmyra leaf in the traditional art markets in Gianyar said the demand for palmyra handicrafts kept on coming from time to time. They were not only required before Galungan festivity, but also during wedding season and normal days. “Palmyra crafts are quite in demand in local markets and even they are also favored by foreign tourists coming here. Foreign tourists usually look for fans and festoons,” said Suryantini, a seller of processed papyrus in Ubud Market. Palmyra leaf, added Suryantini, could be made into various alluring works of art. They were table orna-

ment and other creations such as eagle, flower, fruit and so forth. According to this trader, table ornament in the form of garuda mythical bird was most preferred by consumers. Assorted palmyra leaf craft ornaments were sold from IDR 50,000 to IDR 200,000 per piece. High demands for processed palmyra leaf crafts were also justified by Made Karya, a trader doubling as crafter of the similar product. According to him, the demand for palmyra leaf crafts was very favored due to their beautiful look that could be combined with vibrant colors of textile dyes. The demand was getting higher when there was a certain celebration. “If there were many customary and religious activities in the community such as weddings and Galungan, we are often overwhelmed by the orders,” he said. He added that the palmyra leaf ornaments were currently becoming a trend in society. By using this kind of decoration the cost incurred would be more economical and practical. In addition, they were far more beautiful and had a special attraction.


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Office of Bale Mansion burns down Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The office of Bale Mansion on Jalan Sunset Road 69 XX Kuta, Badung, burned down, Wednesday (Nov 20). The wooden two-storied building looked flat on the ground as being engulfed in the flames. Allegedly, the fire was kindled by electricity short circuit in the maid’s room. No fatalities were reported in the fire incident, but the loss suffered was estimated to reach IDR 50 million. Information at the scene told that the fire first appeared around 09:00 in the morning. Dense smokes accompanied with flares were visible in the maid’s room.

The fire made the surrounding people panic and seek to help. With makeshift tools, they tried to extinguish the fire. Since the building owned by Lim Sucipto

Talim was made of wood and had asbestos roof, the flames quickly devoured. Not long after, four fire trucks of Badung County arrived at the

scene and directly sprayed water to the fire hotspots. The fire could be extinguished half an hour later. The burned items in the office consisted of 2 units of computer and printer, 1 unit of laptop, 2 units of photocopier, 1 unit of fax machine, 1 unit of safe containing securities and 2 water filter tubes and desks. Besides, the other burned items were a number of chairs, cabinets,

fans, a cash worth IDR 1,750,000, clothing and bedding mattress. Total loss was estimated to reach IDR 50 million. Chief of Kuta Police, I Nyoman Resa, when asked for his confirmation last Wednesday justified the fire incident. “We are still investigating the causes of fire. For a while, it was alleged to have been kindled by electrical short circuit,” he said. (kmb21)

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Promise on determination of Muntig-Batudawa border reminded

Amlapura (Bali Post)—

Chief of Muntig customary village, Tulamben, Kubu, Karangasem, Jero Mangku Made Puspa, at a public consultation in the preparation of detailed spatial plan (RDTR) of Kubu subdistrict in the office of Bappeda Karangasem reminded the promise of Karangasem Regent I Wayan Geredeg, Wednesday (Nov 20). The promise was related to the border determination of Muntig village with Batudawa village that had already protracted. Mangku Puspa said the Regent Geredeg once promised to facilitate the border dispute of the two villages. In fact, the resolution was promised to be made in late 2012. Unluckily, there had been no resolution so far. Reminding of the regent’s promise was made ahead of the arrival of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono. As

planned, the president will arrive on Sunday (Nov 24) to attend the program of planting one million trees. The event is going to take place at Tegallanglangan hamlet, the neighbor of Muntig customary village. Mangku Puspa said his party was waiting for the mediation of Karangasem government. It was intended to obtain clarity, so the border stake conflict would not become a prolonged dispute as it had been taking place for long time. As had been reported, the border dispute of both neighboring villages had long lasted. Allegedly, it was kindled by the interest in the quarry potential like sand and gravel material. As the dispute protracted without resolution, it then culminated where hundreds of residents from both villages rallied to the office of Karangasem House one after another last year. Residents and apparatus of

each village requested the Regent of Karangasem to make mediation. The topographic drafting officers of the IX Udayana Military Command had come down to map and track the border of both villages. Mangku Puspa said that a levee was once built through a JICA project in 1974. It was intended to cope with flood hazards. Lately, the dam was filled with gravel materials. Since the dam was full, the material directly flowed into the sea. Even, the dam had collapsed twice causing some houses to damage and be washed away. His party in Muntig wanted to manage the stone material in the river to be sold for financing the development at local village. However, it was even prohibited. “We want to submit a permit for the utilization of the stone material, but were hampered. The permit could

not be issued by the county due to unclear border of the village,” he explained. Mangku Puspa said that near the border with Muntig there were even a number of quarry businesses. Even, their permit could be extended whereas residents previously asked to temporarily suspend the quarry businesses located in the dispute area because the border had not been clear. “There is a quarry business near the border of Muntig while the operator has never make coordination with us. On the contrary, when we wanted to take the stone material in the river was even questioned,” said Puspa. On the other hand, the Head of Karangasem Development Planning Board (Bappeda), Ketut Sedana Merta, delivered that his party would forward the aspirations of Muntig customary village chief to his supe-

rior (Regent of Karangasem—Ed). Meanwhile, the Kubu subdistrict head, Ketut Arta Sedana, said the border determination of both villages just needed to be submitted to both villages. A few months ago, the party of Batudawa had been summoned and was willing to attend. Meanwhile, the party of Muntig village had been summoned for few times to discuss about the matter, but it could not attend by reason of busy activities at local village. “The agreement of both parties has been clearly made where they have entrusted the settlement of the border dispute to Karangasem government. However, after going to be determined upon the agreement and mapping prepared by the topographic drafting officers of the Udayana Military Commander, both parties remained to grumble,” explained Arta Sedana. (013)

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Hong Kong domestic workers treated as ‘slaves’: Amnesty Agence France Presse

China’s hospital ship “Peace Ark” leaves a naval base to the Philippines, to assist the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, in Zhoushan Island, Zhejiang Province November 21, 2013.

The residents of Muntig, Tulamben, Kubu, Karangasem Regencyheld a metting with the government to discuss the border issue.

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Hong Kong - Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the “slavery-like” conditions faced by thousands of Indonesian women who work in Hong Kong as domestic staff, accusing authorities of “inexcusable” inaction. Its report, “Exploited for Profit, Failed by Governments”, comes just weeks after a Hong Kong couple were jailed for a shocking string of attacks on their Indonesian housekeeper, including burning her with an iron and beating her with a bike chain. Amnesty found that Indonesians are exploited by recruitment and placement agencies who seize their documents and charge them excessive fees, with false promises of high salaries and good working conditions. The process amounted to trafficking and forced labour, Amnesty said, as the women could not escape once they were in debt and their documents seized. “From the moment the women are tricked into signing up for work in Hong Kong, they are trapped in a cycle of exploitation with cases that amount to modern-day slavery,” said Norma Kang Muico, Asia-Pacific migrants’ rights researcher at Amnesty. She said she feared the problem was widespread in Hong Kong, where some 150,000 Indonesian women work as “domestic helpers”. “A conservative figure would be thousands” based on the research figures and taking into account that the most vulnerable were still kept behind closed doors, she said. The report accuses both Indonesia and Hong Kong of “inexcusable” inaction. “The authorities may point to a raft of national laws that supposedly protect these women but such laws are rarely enforced,” said Muico. Hong Kong lawmaker Fernando Cheung said Thursday that he felt “ashamed”. “The government should increase its effort in implementing the laws that are being violated,” he told reporters. Hong Kong is home to nearly 300,000 maids from mainly Southeast Asian countries, predominantly Indonesia and the Philippines, with growing criticism from rights groups over their treatment. Amnesty’s report says two-thirds of those interviewed had endured physical or psychological abuse.

HONG KONG - China is sending a state-of-the-art hospital ship to the Philippines following foreign and domestic criticism that it was slow and less than generous in its response to one of the world’s biggest typhoons, which killed at least 4,000 people. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing confirmed on Tuesday the deployment of the 14,000-tonne “Peace Ark” as state television reported the arrival of the first batch of Chinese relief supplies in the Philippines. Exactly where the Ark will operate and when it will arrive have not yet been confirmed, but Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the Ark would set sail as soon as possible. “China has always been concerned about the Philippines typhoon disaster,” he said. “In the spirit of helping the dying and healing the injured, we plan to send rescue workers to the disaster area.” Tension between China and the Philippines had risen in recent months over disputed claims in the South China Sea, with Manila taking Beijing to a United Nations court to challenge its historic claim to much of the strategic waterway. China’s usually hawkish Global Times, a tabloid owned by the gov-

ernment mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, last week urged the deployment of the Ark amid criticism of Beijing’s response by foreign commentators. China, the world’s second-largest economy, initially announced it was giving $200,000 and then bumped that up by $1.6 million. On Sunday, it said it was ready to send rescue and medical teams. In contrast, the United States has mobilized about 50 ships and aircraft in the disaster zone with helicopters delivering supplies from an aircraft carrier. It has announced more than $37 million in humanitarian aid. Armed forces and aid agencies are struggling to get help to devastated areas following the widespread destruction in the Philippines, which left more than four million people homeless. The Ark will join an international flotilla of naval ships now delivering food, water and medicine to

victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which tore across the central Philippine on November 8, smashing just about everything in its path. The Ark, outfitted with 300 hospital beds and eight operating theatres and a medical staff numbering 100, recently returned to Shanghai after an unprecedented four-month deployment to Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean where it made several goodwill stops, treating thousands of patients. A Chinese cargo plane carrying tents and blankets landed in the central Philippine city of Cebu on Tuesday, broadcaster CCTV said. “The Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development head has said the Chinese relief goods are very useful,” Chinese embassy official Wu Zhenping told the station. “They will distribute some goods to evacuated victims in Cebu and the rest to victims in the worst-hit area, Tacloban.”

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A stunt explosion is seen during the filming of movie “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in Hong Kong October 26, 2013. Pictured in the background is Hong Kong’s International Commerce Centre (ICC) building.


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Native pride at heart of ‘Rock Your Mocs’ campaign Associated Press Writer

FILE- This his Aug. 16, 2009 file photo shows first lady Michelle Obama, wearing shorts, and daughter Malia Obama, walking off Air Force One at Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Tusayan, Ariz.

t h r o u g h o u t t h e c o u n t r y, t h e decorative elements including beadwork, quillwork, painted designs, fur and fringes used on moccasins varied from one tribe to another. Indian people often could tell each other’s tribal affiliation simply from the design of their shoes, according to the nonprofit group Native Languages of the Americas. Observers say the Rock Your Mocs campaign is helping to fuel a resurgence of Native American pride. By Friday morning, a flurry of photographs had been posted on a Facebook page Atsye set up for the movement. On Twitter and Instagram, Rock Your Mocs hashtags showcased hundreds of images, from simple deerskin wraps to knee-high versions adorned with colorful beadwork. Then there were the mukluks lined with fur, like the ones being worn Friday by Jessica Metcalfe, a Turtle Mountain Chippewa from North Dakota who runs the Beyond Buckskin blog. “Moccasins can be worn and

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Agricultural sector should be given attention Bali Post

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Elementary school students in western New Mexico are wearing their moccasins. So are students at Northern Arizona University, Purdue and the University of Michigan. On the Cherokee Nation, there’s a waiting list for Friday’s moccasin-making class. And on a military base in Afghanistan, a soldier ties a beaded cross around her boot to symbolize her moccasins. Friday was “Rock Your Mocs” Day. Coinciding with Native American Heritage Month in the U.S., the social media campaign started by New Mexico student Jessica “Jaylyn” Atsye has gone global. The 21-year-old Laguna Pueblo member says the idea was simple — to set aside one day each year to wear moccasins to celebrate the cultures of Native Americans and other indigenous people. “When someone asks you, ‘What do your shoes represent?’ or ‘What’s the story behind your moccasins?’ there can be endless descriptions,” she said. “They show who you are. They’re an identifier. They can bring unity.” Moccasins historically were the footwear of many Native American tribes. Though their basic construction was similar

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AMLAPURA - Karangasem has a great potential in the agricultural sector in the broad sense. However, the sector has not been given serious attention so far.

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Jessica “Jaylyn” Atsye of Laguna Pueblo, the creator of “Rock Your Mocs,” poses for a photo at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. appreciated by anybody. That’s what’s really cool about it,” she said. “It’s like you’re wearing these pieces of art. They’re all unique.” Metcalfe and others said “Rock Your Mocs” is a

chance to educate more people about indigenous cultures. In recent months, the headlines have focused on controversies over the Washington Redskins pro football team name and back-

lashes against Native Americaninspired fashion designs that many in Indian Country have found in poor taste. Atsye said she wants to get away from the “whole racial thing.”

First lady: Air Force One shorts created a ‘stink’

It was submitted by two members of Karangasem House, Nyoman Oka Antara and Nyoman Sadra, in Karangasem. Oka Antara from Kubu barren region said that his party had repeatedly provided input in order to develop the results of research on the planting of mango that could bear fruit beyond the natural season. “The official of Agriculture Agency has known that ??mango can be cultivated and bears fruit throughout the season or beyond usual season, it just needs to implement it,” he said. Oka Antara said that so far Kubu had been known as the producer of mango. However, all this time all mango trees bore fruits in their natural season around November to January. During harvest season, the price of mango dropped because the harvest yields were abundant. Farmers did not gain much. “Meanwhile, beyond the season there are no mangoes at all, even pregnant women craving a little mango are also difficult to get it,” he said. Nyoman Sadra conveyed the vision and mission of Karangasem Regent I Wayan Geredeg namely the development of organic agriculture. Even, the cattle urine would be processed into organic fertilizer and the products would be exported. “In fact, the organic farming en masse does not work and the plan of processing cattle urine, either,” he said. Sadra said his party did not want if the agricultural development was only in discourse. It should be taken seriously with a budget allocation as well as the skillful field outreach officials should be encouraged to develop the agriculture. On the other hand, a number of headmen and customary village chief across Kubu said last Wednesday that agricultural sector in Kubu was potential. Headman of Dukuh Nengah Arta and headman of Tianyar Tengah Ketut Trimula said their village was the center for cashew plantation. Due to drought, less maintenance and fertilizers, many cashew trees in the area of Kubu died as having been attacked by white-rooted fungus disease. Trimula said that farmers at his village also used to make palm sugar. A team from University of Ganesha Education (Undiksha) Singaraja had made a research on the making of palm sugar. However, so far only about two families who developed it due to sluggish marketing. “As the most labor-intensive, the agricultural sector should get more attention,” said Trimula. (013)

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Karangasem has a great potential in the agricultural sector in the broad sense. However, the sector has not been given serious attention so far.

Rain in Buleleng, flood occurs everywhere Bali Post

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WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama says she won’t wear shorts on Air Force One again because the one time she did, it created “a huge stink.” Treated worldwide as a style icon, the first lady addressed the issue during a taped appearance broadcast Tuesday on BET teleivison’s “106 and Park.” Mrs. Obama was asked about her biggest fashion regret. She said she’s always happy with her outfits but that, quote, “sometimes I forget I’m the first lady and I’m running around in shorts.” She recalled her family’s first White House vacation, to the Grand Canyon in August 2009. Mrs. Obama said her wearing shorts getting off the plane “created a huge stink because people were like, ‘she’s wearing shorts getting off of Air Force One.’” She said her thought was “we’re on vacation.”

Flooding also occurred in the tourist area of Lovina.

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BULELENG - Having been hit by drought, it finally rained in Buleleng, Wednesday (Nov 20). However, when it once rained, Buleleng flooded everywhere, both in the urban areas and outside the Singaraja town. Very heavy rain lasted from 03:00 a.m. Even, it still took place until around 6:00 p.m. at a number of areas, although it was not as hard as in the morning and afternoon. Such a heavy rain made people panic. Many residents came to work late or students went to school late due to flooding along the roads. Run-off overflowed from the gutter with mounting waste so the roads became dirty. At some points, it kindled traffic jam. Several residents seemed to work together to clean up the gutters so the water could flow smoothly. The most severe flooding occurred on Jalan Ahmad Yani Barat, Singaraja, as well as on a number of road sections downtown. Some homes were also flooded by water so the dwellers were unable to perform their activity comfortably. The flooding of adult-knee high also got into people’s homes on Jalan Jalak Putih, Jalan Anggrek, Jalan Tasbih and surrounding areas. To overcome the problem, local residents had also

been trying to dampen the floodwater by creating artificial dikes from sacks of sand. Similar flooding also occurred in the tourist area of ??Lovina. Puddles in the region were high enough so a number of tourists had to stay at hotel or to shelter while eating at restaurant because he could not have a promenade. However, a number of tourists wishing to go out and see beautiful panorama had to break through the existing puddles. The Head of Buleleng Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), Nyoman Genep, said that his party had immediately deployed janitors to clean up drains and garbage strewn on the flooded roads. During rainy season, his party should alert the officers coalesced into the Rapid Response Unit (URC). “A total of 25 URC officers are of service for 24 hours,” he said. According to him, the officers were always ready to clean up and transport waste should there be any clogging waterways. In addition, they had to clean up branches and twigs of trees if there were falling trees anywhere. To support their work, the URC had owned three units of three-wheeled motorcycle with trash bins. “They can be roving and reach narrow locations,” he said. (kmb15)


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Sent from Surabaya, total value reaches IDR 1 billion Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The workers who want to rally to the Regent was stopped infront of Regent’s office

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Mass of workers hampered at entrance of regent’s office Negara (Bali Post)—

The threat of All Indonesian Workers Union (SPSI) of Jembrana to mobilize the masses to participate in the discussion of the County Minimum Wage (UMK) was proved, Wednesday (Nov 19). At least 30 members of the SPSI Jembrana came to the office of Jembrana Regent as wishing to attend the meeting. would take at least 50 labor representatives and asked the county government to facilitate them by providing a wider space. Mass was hampered in front of the regent’s office for about 30 minutes. Finally, they were met by the Head of Labor Office, Ketut Wiaspada. He then provided explanation and respectfully pleaded the mass to assign 10 representatives to come in. In addition, they should also comply with the rules. His party did not prohibit the labor union members to attend the meeting, but should be through representatives as they could not be entirely accommodated. Moreover, the decision would also be disseminated to companies and workers. Ultimately, they agreed to come into the regent’s office and led to the Jimbarwana meeting room. The tripartite meeting between the Association of Indonesian Entrepreneur (Apindo), SPSI and the Labor Office still took place slowly. Even, until Wednesday afternoon they could not achieve any agreement on the county minimum wage deter-

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However, the mass was hampered at the (North) entrance of Jembrana Regent’s office because they were not entirely allowed to come in. From the morning, dozens of Municipal Police officers were on guard at the front door and back door of the regent’s office. The mass had gathered in front of the entrance and was faced by the Municipal Police. Chairman of the SPSI Jembrana, Sukirman, said the mass came not to do anarchistic act. However, they would like to know about the determination process of the county minimum wage. According to him, several meetings held were always coming to a deadlock as determination of the wage amount was irrational for workers. As consequence, the workers would make an irrational discussion effort as well. “They will not be anarchical but just come to know about the process of discussion. And I personally do not determine the amount (of minimum wage),” he said. His party regretted the ambush, whereas previously his party had delivered that

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mination. Both representatives proposed different amount. The labor union persisted on the amount of IDR 1,486,784 as the standard of decent living, while the Apindo proposed the amount of IDR 1,323,000. Labor Office that mediated the meeting proposed IDR 1,365,381 or 90 percent of the average decent life needs (KHL). But after the break session, Apindo conveyed the amount of IDR 1,325,000 and the SPSI decreased its proposed amount to IDR 1,410,893. Such amount did not meet the expectation of both workers and employers, so no agreement could be reached yet. The Head of Jembrana Labor Office, Ketut Wiaspada, said the meeting last Wednesday indeed had not reached any agreement. So, the Labor Office made the recommendation on the results of meeting with the Apindo, SPSI and government with the county minimum wage proposed by respective element in the meeting. After the meeting, Sukirman said his party would follow the amount determined by the government. (kmb26)

Disclosure of crystal meth (SS) smuggling via courier service by Drug Investigation Section of Denpasar Metro Police was explained by Chief of Denpasar Metro Police Djoko Hariutomo, Wednesday (Nov 20). He said the two suspects namely Alex Tani Stevanus and Ni Putu Darmini had been detained while waiting for further process. Both suspects admitted not to know each other, but received a shipment of crystal meth from the same sender. Djoko Hariutomo said that from the results of examination against both suspects, the illicit goods weighing half a kilogram was recognized to have been shipped from Surabaya. Value of the crystal meth package reached IDR 1 billion. “We are still developing the case because we are chasing the sender of goods from East Java (Surabaya—Ed). Sender of the goods has the initials BAS (fugitive),” said Djoko Hariutomo. Further, he explained the two suspects confessed to have received crystal meth package for two times. For the suspect Darmini, the first package was sent two months ago by inserting the illicit goods into a fan. Then, on Tuesday (Nov 12), the woman living on Jalan Tulip Gang III/1 Denpasar received another package inserted into DVD. The suspect was promised a reward worth IDR 2 million if the illicit goods were successfully retrieved. Meanwhile, the suspect Alex confessed the same thing. The man living at Soka Permai Housing Complex Block A No. 2 on Jalan Gunung Andakasa Gang Matahari, Tegal Sari hamlet, Padangsambian, Denpasar, had received such illicit goods for two times, too. The first package weighed up to 50 grams. Since he could receive the goods successfully, the suspect was given a reward worth IDR 500,000. Djoko Hariutomo added the suspect Darmini only served as a messenger. She was in charge of taking the package and would be forwarded to someone whose name was not known. Meanwhile, the suspect Alex, other than serving as messenger also distributed the illicit goods. It was evidenced by the discovery of a small package estimated to be distributed in Kuta and the surrounding areas. “They (Darmini and Alex—Ed) claimed not to know each other,” he said. For details of the goods received by each suspect, Djoko Hariutomo accompanied by Chief of Drug Investigation Section of Denpasar Metro Police, Agus Tri Waluyo, explained the weight was different. From the suspect Darmini was confiscated a crystal meth weighing 198.85 grams, while from the suspect Alex weighing 303.79 grams. “Therefore, the total crystal meth evidence seized was 502.82 grams,” he said while adding that his party was still chasing their syndicate. (kmb21)

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KUTA - White Magic Sunsets is a one-of-a-kind Sunday DJ event where nu-disco meets 70`s, 80`s, to 90`s, funk and great food & drinks to go along. Each week, with the dramatic Kuta sunset as the background scenery, resident DJ & Producer Adrian Giordano and special guests DJ’s create an old school disco party featuring retro classics on an exploration of disco and funk influences of the 1970’s and 1980’s with a contemporary electronic twist. Guests will enjoy chilled beers, tasty wines and groovy island-inspired cocktails. Bene, the Italian signature restaurant is there to serve up some rustic Italian treats to keep the sundowners going far beyond sunset. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort offers White Magic Sunsets each Sunday evening from 3pm – 10pm, free entry for all, and a free drink for guests coming before 6pm.

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

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

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

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


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Paramount: ‘Wonderful Life’ sequel has no wings Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Fans outraged that a sequel to a beloved holiday film is in the works are no longer out in the cold. A spokeswoman for Paramount Pictures, who owns the rights to “It’s a Wonderful Life,” said Wednesday that the studio would fight a group of producers who are working on a follow-up to the 1946 holiday classic. Directed by Frank Capra, the film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a desperate family man who imagines during Christmas time what his town would be like if he’d never been born. “No project relating to ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ can proceed without a license from Paramount,” the studio noted in a statement after Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions announced their sequel plans Monday. “To date, these individuals have not obtained any of the necessary rights, and we would take all appropriate steps to protect those rights.” The Internet collectively groaned this week when Bob Farnsworth, president of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hummingbird Productions, and Allen J. Schwalb, president of Orlando, Fla.-based Star Partners, unveiled their pitch for “It’s a Wonderful

Life: The Rest of the Story,” a follow-up that would focus on Bailey’s unlikeable grandson. “This can’t be real,” many tweeted. “Please don’t,” posted others. “Maybe George Bailey should have killed himself after all,” said one blogger. Soon celebrities were chiming in: “I don’t know if they have a title yet, but if not, I have a suggestion. I would call it ‘It’s a Terrible Idea,’” joked Jimmy Kimmel. “Stop messing with classics, people! What’s next? ‘Gone with the Wind 2’?” pondered Andy Cohen. “It would’ve been better if we’d never been born,” tweeted comedian John Fugelsang. Farnsworth and Schwalb said the film would star Karolyn Grimes, who played Bailey’s daughter in the original film, as an angel who comes to the aide of her nephew. They also said they were in talks with other surviving cast members to return. The producers estimated it would cost between $25 and $32 million, far less than many Hollywood remakes and sequels.

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Tourism village sluggish, goverment stops assistance fund MANGUPURA - Since the establishment in 2010, the echo of 11 tourism villages in Badung is still less audible. Tourist arrival to the villages still has not showed a significant increase. Amid such condition, the Badung government will no longer disburse the assistance fund for tourism village development in 2014.

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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2013 file photo, Alec Baldwin arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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FILE - In this 1946 file photo originally provided by RKO Pictures Inc., legendary actor James Stewart as George Bailey, center, is reunited with his wife played by actress Donna Reed, third from left, and family during the last scene of Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

SAN FRANCISCO — Alec Baldwin jokingly professed his love for a man in front of a large crowd Wednesday as he tried to ease the backlash triggered by an Internet clip that captured him berating a photographer with what sounded like a gay slur. “I want you to be my lover, Matt,” Baldwin told a member of his entourage after asking him to stand up. “I love you, Matt. I love you in that way.” After the packed audience’s laughter died down, Baldwin added that he has loved some men more than women during his life, although never in a sexual way. The Emmy-winning actor prefaced his moment of levity with plenty of contrition as he sought to minimize any lingering damage to his career from the fallout after a confrontation with a photographer outside his

New York home last week. He made his appearance at a major technology conference in San Francisco, a city that has been at the forefront of the gay rights movement for decades. Echoing remarks that he made in blog post over the weekend, Baldwin adamantly denied punctuating a profanitylaced tirade with an epithet that demeans gay men. MSNBC suspended Baldwin’s talk show on the TV network for two weeks after the entertainment website TMZ posted a video of the combustible actor’s latest outburst. The TV network hasn’t said whether the show, “Up Late with Alec Baldwin,” will return. Baldwin, 55, has gotten into heated exchanges previously with photographers taking pictures of him and his family. He also was kicked off a plane in 2011 after he refused to stop playing a game on his smartphone.

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The budget for the development of tourism village in Badung in 2014 which was removed seemed awkward. Previously, in the plenary meeting of the Badung House, Regent of Badung AA Gde Agung stated to encourage and prioritize the development of 11 tourism villages by degrees in Badung. The development would be made by improving the quality of tourism village, coaching of tourism awareness group as well as promoting tourism village through a variety of promotional media. When asking for confirmation, the Head of Badung

Government Tourism Office, Cok Raka Darmawan, admitted on Wednesday (Nov 20) the budget for tourism village in 2014 would be terminated. According to him, the government considered the budget disbursed for the construction of infrastructure and supporting facilities had been adequate. In other words, it was time for tourism villages to actively develop their region by self-financing. He said the development of tourism village should not rely on the government. In the future, tourism village

The photo shows cars passed a road at Kapal Village, Badung Regency. Since the establishment in 2010, the echo of 11 tourism villages in Badung is still less audible. Tourist arrival to the villages still has not showed a significant increase.

should be independent. Nevertheless, he said, the opportunity for tourism village to get assistance remained open. It could be done by submitting a proposal to government. gIf it is feasible we will surely help. The program must not only from the government, but we are also waiting for the aspiration from the community,h he said. Further, Raka Darmawan admitted that tourist arrival at the tourism villages was still relatively small. It was still reasonable considering everything took process and much time-consuming. For information, Regulation of the Badung Regent No.47/2010 mentioned the development of 11 tourism villages. They consist of Kiadan village, Pangsan village, Kerta village, Carangsari village, Sangeh village, Bongkasa Pertiwi village, Baha village, Mengwi village, Kapal village, Munggu village and Lawak hamlet at Belok Sidan village. (kmb25)


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