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In this photo provided by Bali police, rescuers scour the waters to discover the victims of boat sinking, off Bali island, Indonesia Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Indonesian police say a wooden boat carrying dozens of Balinese musicians has sunk in high waves, killing 11 people.

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Semarapura – Search and Rescue team (SAR) with the assistance of the local fishermen found two more victims of the drowned boat on Klungkung coastal area on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. That’s make the total casualties of the accident become 13 people. “The identity of the victims cannot be confirmed yet but we are quite certain that the number of victims could increase, “said the Head of Public Relation Division

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in Klungkung Police Department, Ida Bagus Syiwa. Currently, the search for the rest of 12 victims is still going on. He also hoped that the weather is clear

so the search can be done thoroughly. Meanwhile, the Head of Klungkung Police Department, Tri Wahyudi, stated that the weather was the main cause of the accident. “Big waves suddenly hit the boat and drowned it. The waves were approximately 4 meters high,” he explained. The “Sri Murah Rejeki” boat was 20 meters long and had the capacity of 40 people or 10 tons. When only traveling for 200

meters from Jungut Batu Village, the boat was capsized by big waves. It made the boat carrying 35 passengers and three crews drowned. The Head of Jungut Batu Village, I Ketut Gunaksa, said that at 00.30 am, he heard a scream for help. He and the people in the area rushed to help the victim and the other report the accident to the police. The serach has been going on since that night.

Japan typhoon kills 10, spares nuclear plant Agence France-Presse

A powerful typhoon that barrelled through Japan and threatened the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant killed at least 10 people including a woman aged 101, according to officials and reports. Typhoon Roke, which churned across the main island of Honshu and through the already disaster-ravaged northeast, caused flooding and triggered landslides in an echo of a vicious storm earlier in the month that killed around 100 people. But it did not cause any further damage to the battered nuclear power plant, as had been feared, its operators said, after workers had scrambled to secure the facility to prevent more radiation from seeping out.

Public broadcaster NHK and Jiji Press news agency put the death toll at 10, with five missing and hundreds of people injured. Police and rescuers recovered at least four bodies on Thursday morning, including a 65-year-old woman who was buried when a mudslide engulfed her house in Iwate prefecture, officials said. Two people, including the 101year-old, were found dead in Shizuoka prefecture, where the typhoon made landfall on Wednesday, an official said. In Sendai, the largest city in the northeastern region that was battered AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that led to the atomic crisis, two Pedestrians make their way through strong winds and sewerage workers went missing, a city rains from Typhoon Roke in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. official told AFP.


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Bali News A truck hauling sea sand secured by police Negara (Bali Post)—

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A police ofďŹ cer is checking the indentity of of girl.

Peguyangan Kangin inspected 60 Non Residents Found Denpasar (Bali Post) –

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is no Denpasar City National ID Card, at least they have a KIPP so their status here is clear,� Sukarata stated. Sukarata demands all non residents to get KIPP, yet during the UDLGÀDWRZQHUVœJXDUDQWHHGWKH\

will take care of their non residents livers. “The raid won’t stop here and only in one banjar. After this our team will raid on other banjar especially those expected with non residents,� Sukarata concluded. NPE

Tens of chickens owned by a resident at WR Supratman Street, Pendem, Jembrana last Wednesday (21/9) morning was destroyed by the workers of Jembrana Livestock Agency helped by Army, Police, Civil Service Police, and Village Head. This was done after a rapid test on the dead chickens last Tuesday (20/9) afternoon shows posiWLYHELUGĂ€XWRWDOOLQJRYHUFKLFNHQV sudden death also socialisation was done in the evening of the situation. Workers targeted a number of chicken breeders such as Suparlan who handovered 10 chickens, Ketut Putih with 2, Madame Ngakan with 2, Made Seraman with 2, Nyoman

trial in the District Court of Negara. According to Setiajaya, the arrest was undertaken by police for the sake of law enforcement and in response to the public report on the rampant dredging of sea sand at Pekutatan. “Having been checked to location, there was indeed sea sand dredging at Pekutatan. We take action to back up the Regional Regulation,� explained Setiajaya. Meanwhile, the truck owner, I Wayan Mulya from Dangin Pangkung Hamlet, Pekutatan, was also secured last Wednesday. They infringed the Regional Regulation No. 4/2003 and circular of Jembrana Regent No. 600/400/PULH dated March 10, 2006 concerning with taxation crime of the taking and processing of class C excavation as well as prohibition of sea sand taking. IGN Yasa claimed he was only ordered by another resident to take sea sand that he purchased at Dangin Pangkung Hamlet, Pekutatan. At the location, he bought the sand at IDR 400,000. Furthermore, the sea sand ordered for building material would be sold to Biluk Poh Hamlet, Tegal Cangkring Village, Jembrana. As planned, the 2.5 cubic meters of sea sand from Pekutatan would be sold at IDR 750,000. NPE

Bali has highest dengue patients in Indonesia last year Denpasar (Bali Post) –

Dengue is an infected illness due to a virus and spread through a mosquito which became endemic not only in Bali but the whole Indonesia. Even so, with 4 million people in this island, Bali has the highest number in Dengue Soma with 2, Tangkil with 1 and Gung also an indication non Bali chickens sufferers over Jakarta last year 2010. Alit with 1, and burnt them where the come in and a transaction might bring Head of Bali Health Agency, dr. NyoFKLFNHQVJRWWKHLUĂ€XÂżUVW0HDQZKLOH a bird flu virus without knowing,â€? man Sutedja, MPH, when contacted Madame Bina’s chickens are always Wiratma explained. last Wednesday (21/9), stated the let around the house so it can’t be Wiratma is also not sure if the virus death caused by the illness reached destroyed yet. Head of the Agency, Ir. could spread to other areas and still 0.27 percent or 34 people. Compared ,.HWXW:LUDWPDZKHQFRQÂżUPHGODVW waiting for the report. Until Wednes- to 2011, 2010’s dengue sufferers were Wednesday (21/9) stated the Rapid day, workers only have targeted several way more up to 12,574. Until July Test was positive and for that in this houses yet some couldn’t be destroyed 2011, the total reached 2,528 people month the area has been supervised due to the owners not at home. A num- with 4 or 0.16 percent died compared including Inpres Negara Market and ber of residents also took disinfectant to 2009’s 5,810 sufferers and 9 or 0.15 spraying on necessary places. He also to be sprayed by their own. Meanwhile percent people died. thinks Gilimanuk Quarantine should WKHELUGĂ€XKDVQÂśWDIIHFWHGELUGVHOOLQJ The high total on 2010 was susbe much tighter on birds come and go. in markets at Jembrana yet worries pected due to the many paramedic “I suggest owners who haven’t got its have hit sellers and so public suggest diagnose stating patients with high chicken destroyed to capture and cage the responsible agency workers to su- temperature suffers dengue. Besides them so they are more supervised and SHUYLVHELUGWUDIÂżFDQGKRXVHVZKRKDV that patients early awareness of denSUHYHQWLQJELUGĂ€XVSUHDGLQJ7KHUHLV more than 10 chickens or more. (wis) gue gives early diagnose as well so it

Tens of Chickens in Pendem Destroyed Negara (Bali Post) –

Complaints about the rise of sea sand mining at Pekutatan have been proved. A truck carrying about 2.5 cubic meters of sea sand was secured by Criminal Unit III of Jembrana Police, Tuesday (Sep 20) night. The arrest was based on information from residents that there was a truck carrying sea sand from around Pekutatan Village. Mobile detective unit (Buser) scouted at the exit access of the sand quarry at around 9:00 p.m. Local Time. At the end, the truck suspected of carrying out the sea sand emerged. The RIÂżFHUVWKHQVWRSSHGWKHWUXFNGULYHQ by I Gusti Ngurah Yasa, a resident from Yeh Buah, Yeh Embang Kauh Village right in front of the Pekutatan petrol station. When examined, suspicion RIWKHRIÂżFHUVZDVFRUUHFW/DWHUWKH truck, evidence and the driver were led to Jembrana Police. Spokesperson of Jembrana Police, Wayan Setiajaya, with permission from the Chief of JemEUDQD3ROLFH,UÂżQJ-D\DFRQÂżUPHGWKH arrest on Wednesday (Sep 21). Until Wednesday morning, they were still questioned by investigators of Jembrana Police along with the evidence, namely a truck with license plate of DK 9686 WI. Furthermore, the suspects would undergo a misdemeanor

didn’t cause any casualties. Dengue treatments are not only by medicines but also through prevention such as a place’s hygiene and strengthen body immunity. Dengue can be prevented by destroying the mosquito that brought it, Aedes aegypti, that likes to breed on clear waters. The 3M act has to be done: menguras (clearing), menutup (covering) and mengubur (burying) places WKDWDUHOLNHO\WRKDYHZDWHUÀRDWLQJ plus placing ABT salt on water places including holy water places. Meanwhile Head of Sanglah Hospital Medication Service for Non Hospitalised Treatment, dr. Ken Wirasandhi, stated a while ago that the dengue case last year in Sanglah was high reaching 5,662 people while in 2011 so far 996 people. The high number could be caused due to the long rainy season with little dry season which supports dengue vector to breed while this year is an opposite. VDQ

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Six diving companies at Pemuteran have no permit Gerokgak (Bali Post)—

Six diving companies at Pemuteran Village, Gerokgak Subdistrict, were alleged to have infringed the Bali Regional Regulation No. 7/2007 concerning with the Business of Aquatic Tourism Facility Provision. It was known after the investigator team of the SXEOLF RUGHU RIÂżFHUV 6DWSRO PP) of Bali Province made a raid against a number of diving companies at Pemuteran Village, Gerokgak Subdistrict, Wednesday (Sep 21). Of the seven diving companies at Pemuteran Village examined by the investigators, in fact only one company that had owned the business license, namely the diving company based in Addi Asri Hotel. In fact, the six other companies examined could not show off their permit document. The six entrepreneurs were then summoned by the investigators of Bali public order RIÂżFHUVWREHGHYHORSHG The raid was led the Head of Satpol

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The ofďŹ cers are checking the permit of a diving company in Pemuteran Village. PP, Ketut Arnawa and Section Head of Law Enforcement, Ketut Nayaka, with other investigators. It was carried out because so far the public order RIÂżFHU RI %DOL 3URYLQFH UHFHLYHG D report from residents about the unlicensed diving companies operated at Pemuteran. “To check the truth of

information, we come down to location,� said Ketut Nayaka. Pursuant to Regional Regulation No. 7/2007, service providers that did not have a business license could be subject to sanction under penalty of six months imprisonment or a maximum fine worth IDR 50 million. (kmb15)

Penglatan Customary Village

No chance for provokers to take action ONE of the most peaceful customary villages and having no FRQĂ€LFW LQ %XOHOHQJ 5HJHQF\ LV Penglatan, Buleleng Subdistrict. Though the economic life of residents is very simple, they live in SHDFHZLWKRXWFRQĂ€LFWVDPRQJWKH residents and inter-groups. Even, ZKHQWKHFRQĂ€LFWÂżOOHGZLWKSROLWLcal nuances goes too far into the customary life, the potential never OHDGVWRDSK\VLFDOFRQĂ€LFW Penglatan Customary Village consists of two customary hamlets, namely Kelodan and Kajanan Customary Hamlet. Although belonging to city subdistricts, their rural life remains to look earthy. Most people live from the result of agriculture and plantations. Similarly, many other residents DOVRVXFFHVVIXOO\SXUVXHWKHÂżHOG of handicraft and small-scale trades. But, do not be surprised. Though the income of residents LV REWDLQHG IURP DJUDULDQ ÂżHOG the turnover owned by the Rural Credit Agency (LPD) is large enough, namely IDR 12 billion more. Almost all residents have savings in the agency. Chief of Penglatan Customary Village, Nengah Sumarta, said that as long as his lifetime he never found any conflicts among the

residents, either related to boundary, temple or customary issues with political nuance. If there was a problem potentially leading WR D JUHDWHU FRQĂ€LFW WKH YLOODJH apparatus and community leaders would quickly resolve it. The apparatus and customary leaders had not given the opportunity to provokers to live in the village. “There are no provokers. Even, in electoral campaign or election of regional leader and village head, residents will appreciate to all different choices without any interest to provoke,â€? he said. Such peaceful atmosphere makes the development at Penglatan Village run smoothly. It is indicated by virtually all temples at the YLOODJHFRXOGEHÂż[HGZHOOWKRXJK the construction was undertaken in stages. Since 2006, local residents have improved the Desa and Bukit Kencana Mas Temple in stages. In 2010, it was then followed by renovation to Dalem Purwa Temple and resumed with the Dalem Alit Temple. “Having accomplished all projects, we have organized inauguration (pamelaspasan) ceremony on the last full moon falling on September 12,â€? said Nengah Sumarta. According to Sumarta, Pengla-

tan Village consisted of two customary hamlets, namely the Kelodan and Kajanan. Both hamlets respectively supported one dalem temple, where Kajanan Hamlet was responsible for Dalem Alit and Kelodan for Dalem Purwa. However, in the temple construction, all residents worked together in mutual assistance. As a result, all development could be carried out smoothly as expected. :KHUHGLGWKHÂżQDQFLQJVRXUFes of the development come from? The largest amount of fund was sourced from the village cash collected from the dividends (SHU) of LPD Penglatan because it belonged to healthy category. Its turnover reached IDR 12 billion. Other than for helping the rural development, the rural FUHGLWDJHQF\ZDVDOVREHQHÂżFLDO for the community in developing WKHLUULFHÂżHOGIDUPLQJDQGSODQtations. Additionally, the credit agency also often assisted people in meeting the school fees of their children. As a result, the children of Penglatan Customary Village rarely dropped out of school. “Nearly all children go to school though with their restrictedness and the dropout rate is only a few,â€? said Sumarta. (ole)

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'DPH[LVWVEXWULFH‍ۋ‏HOG LUULJDWLRQâ€ŤŰŒâ€ŹRZVVOXJJLVKO\ The drought overwhelming Tabanan is progressively disturbing the farmers. Sadly, they are even engulfed by drought after the establishment of Telaga Tunjung Dam at Timpag Village, Tabanan. Before this infrastructure existed, the area never faced any drought. “We are also surprised, when the dam has been established the irrigation to rice field even Ă€RZVVOXJJLVKO\0RUHRYHUWKH drought is getting worse,â€? said Deputy Chief of Subak Bantas Bale Agung Kelod, East Selemadeg, Guru Subagia, Wednesday (Sep 21). Before the dam existed, he explained, the irrigation to rice ÂżHOGQHYHUVWRSSHG'HVSLWHWKH dry season, the water remained WRĂ€RZLQVPDOOGLVFKDUJHÂł%XW now, it completely dries up,â€? he complained. The circumstances invited a question among the farmers. Moreover, the subak was located adjacent to the dam. They worried, the dam even harmed and there was an issue emerging if water of the dam was taken up by Municipality Waterworks (PDAM) for sale. The drought engulfing the farmers has lasted for 2.5 months. However, there is no indication if the water will be running. Ideally, farmers should have started planting rice but WKH\ OHW WKHLU ULFH ÂżHOGV EH XQcultivated and dry out as there is no irrigation water. So far, they only rely on the water supplies from the dam and rainfall. Since the farmers are unable to ZRUN RQ WKH ÂżHOG WKH\ ÂżQDOO\ PDNHDOLYLQJE\ÂżQGLQJDQRWKHU job. One of them is becoming a construction worker and other blue-collar worker. The wetland area in the local subak reaches 112 hectares and it is cultivated by 400 farmers. Of this amount, almost the entire land is planted with rice. Therefore, when the

drought strikes local farmers are unable to do much. They all allow their farmland to dry. If the water supply continues WR Ă€RZ VOXJJLVKO\ IDUPHUV DUH ascertained to lose their livelihood, including foodstuff. Farmers hoped the Telaga Tunjung Dam being proud could give a hope. Moreover, the dam was able to accommodate a large amount of water. Besides, farmers deplored if the water of the dam was also enjoyed by the Municipality Waterworks because during the dry season the water was very much needed for irrigation. The Telaga Tunjung Dam had been operating for about three years. Since then WKHZDWHUGLVFKDUJHĂ€RZLQJLQWR WKHULFHÂżHOGVMXVWNHSWVKULQNing. “Formerly, the water supply was always abundant despite in dry season. Now, the water is held in the dam,â€? complained Subagia. Lack of water also diminishes the productivity of crops. By and large, one hectare can yield up to 7 tons of grain. However, since the water supply runs abnormally, the yield of farmers declines to 3 tons per hectare whereas the cost of growing rice is quite expensive. Luckily, in the dry season, the water supplies served by PDAM run normally. On that account, UHVLGHQWVDUHQRWGLIÂżFXOWWRÂżQG clean water. “What we need is LUULJDWLRQIRUULFHÂżHOGWKDWWRWDOO\ does not work,â€? he said. Since there was no irrigation water, all ZDWHU JXWWHUV WR ULFH ÂżHOGV UDQ dry, even farmers could sleep on it. The drought was not only complained by farmers at Bantas Village. Thousands of agricultural land in Tabanan faced water crisis. Meanwhile, the Tabanan Agricultural and Horticultural Agency could only advise farmers to change their cropping pattern from rice to crops. (udi)

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A farmer show the dry irrigation system in Tabanan.


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Obama seeks to ease doubts on global leadership Reuters

UNITED NATIONS - President Barack Obama sought to ease doubts about his leadership on the world stage on Wednesday as he confronted a looming diplomatic crisis in the Middle East and hailed popular Arab revolts. Obama attempted to reassert his credentials as a world statesman in an address inside the cavernous U.N. General Assembly hall even as he grappled with high unemployment and low poll numbers at home that threaten his re-election bid. His high-profile foray into foreign policy challenges was dominated by efforts to head off a Palestinian plan to seek U.N. recognition of statehood, a move that could erode U.S. global standing and further isolate close ally Israel. Obama’s last-ditch diplomatic drive won praise from Israel, which will rely on Washington to block the Palestinian U.N. membership bid in the Security Council, but the Palestinians vowed they would not be deterred. The president -- whose earlier

peace efforts accomplished little -- insisted that Middle East peace “will not come through statements and resolutions” at the world body and put the onus on the two sides to break a yearlong impasse and return to peace talks. “There is no short cut to the end of a conflict that has endured for decades,” Obama told an annual gathering of world leaders in New York, though he offered no new prescriptions for relaunching negotiations. Obama finds himself in the quandary of opposing a move toward Palestinian self-determination even as he hailed Arab democracy movements that have shaken -- or toppled -- authoritarian rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and Libya. A senior Palestinian official said

Obama’s stance violated the spirit of the “Arab spring,” and it seemed the best the president could hope for was to slow down the Palestinian statehood bid or contain the diplomatic damage it causes. This comes as Obama’s outreach to the Muslim world has already been faltering and further underscores the stark new limits of U.S. influence amid Middle East upheaval. Obama attempted to strike a delicate balance from the U.N. podium. He sought to reassure Palestinians he was not abandoning his pledge to help them end Israeli occupation and achieve eventual statehood while also placating any Israeli concerns about Washington’s commitment to their security. He was considered unlikely to lean too heavily on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for concessions to the Palestinians, mindful that he cannot afford to alienate Israel’s broad base of support among American voters as he seeks re-election in 2012.

Israel’s Labour party candidate and former journalist Shelly Yacimovich poses with supporters outside a polling station in Tel Aviv on September 21.

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Former journalist elected Israel’s Labour leader Agence France Presse

Former TV journalist Shelly Yacimovich has been elected as the new leader of Israel’s Labour party, defeating former union leader Amir Peretz in a run-off. The 51-year-old Yacimovich secured 56 percent of the vote Wednesday, compared to Peretz’ 46, to take the helm of the ailing party, according to results reported by public radio as only a few votes remained to be tallied. Peretz conceded defeat and congratulated the new chairwoman, assuring her of his full cooperation. The once-mighty party, now reduced to eight seats in the 120-member parliament, has been without a chairman since Defence Minister Ehud Barak jumped ship in January to form the centrist Independence movement.

Yitzhak Herzog, a Labour party leader, said the results “revealed that the party was divided and will need to overcome this obstacle and unite in order to regain its status as a significant player on the political scene.” Tel Aviv-born Yacimovich becomes the second woman to lead the Labour party after Golda Meir, who held the job from 1969 to 1974. She benefited from wide support in the media and was endorsed by Israel’s powerful Histradrut trade union federation, scoring her best results in the country’s big cities. The former journalist has a reputation as a pragmatist and a good debater. She made her name denouncing social injustices but remained very cautious during her campaigning on major controversial issues such as the nature of an eventual peace deal with the Palestinians.

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President Barack Obama talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting in New York, Wednesday, Sept., 21, 2011.

UK to pay victims over 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre Associated Press Writer

of potential payouts. “We acknowledge the pain felt by these families for nearly 40 years, and that members of the armed forces acted wrongly. For that, the government is deeply sorry,” the ministry said in a statement. But some families immediately rejected any offer of financial compensation, stressing that they want criminal prosecutions of those who opened fire. Nobody has ever been charged over the 13 killings.

DUBLIN — Britain said Thursday it will offer compensation payments to the families of Northern Ireland people killed and wounded on Bloody Sunday, a nearly 40-year-old massacre by British paratroopers that fueled Irish Catholic support for the IRA. Thirteen people were killed and 14 wounded on Jan. 30, 1972, in Londonderry when the soldiers opened fire on a Catholic crowd demonstrating against Britain’s detention without trial of Irish Republican Army suspects. Britain compounded local fury by hastily ruling that the soldiers were responding to IRA attacks and targeting gunmen. Last year, Prime Minister David Cameron apologized after a 12-year probe ruled that the soldiers fired without justification on unarmed civilians — many of whom were fleeing or aiding wounded — and were solely responsible for the carnage. Britain’s Defense Ministry confirmed Thursday it has written to lawyers repAP Photo/PA, File resenting the Londonderry FILE - This is a Sunday Jan. 30, 1972 file photo of a man receiving attention during the shooting incident victims’ families seeking terms for financial pay- in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, which became ments. It offered no details known as Bloody Sunday.


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Ayana launched exclusive offer For Facebook and Twitter fans IBP

JIMBARAN - In a move that signals the growing importance of social media in the hotel industry, Ayana Resort and Spa Bali has launched an exclusive offer for Facebook and Twitter fans, with a bonus resort credit for all bookings. Valid until 30 June 2012, the ‘LIKETO-TWEET’ offer is priced from $219++/room/night and $666++/villa/ night, with an additional resort credit of $50/room for bookings of less than three nights, and $100/room for bookings of three nights and more. The hotel’s General Manager, Charles de Foucault, said the package was a way of expressing gratitude to the resort’s thousands of Facebook and Twitter fans for their support and loyalty. “As of September 2011, we had more than 12,600 Facebook fans, up from just 2,000 fans in 2009, and we wanted to thank those guests for making this personal connection with our brand,” he said.

“More than any other form of online communications, social media forges a deeper relationship with our guests before, during and after their stay. We are able to respond to their queries, listen to their feedback, develop products to match their preferences, and keep them updated on new promotions, community projects and events,” Charles continued. “It is critical to our branding, not only from a marketing standpoint but also from an operational perspective, as we leverage social media to enhance our service and products across all departments, from Rooms, Spa and Food & Beverage right through to Housekeeping and Reservations.” Ayana’s Facebook and Twitter fans can book this offer online at www. ayanaresort.com or by email to reservation@ayanaresort.com, using the codeword ‘LIKE-TO-TWEET’. To unlock this promotion on Ayana’s online booking engine, click on ‘Corporate Rates’ and enter the codeword.

Temple Ceremony Calendar Event for August 31 through October 5, 2011 31 Aug Buda Umanis Tambir Sari Bankar Titih Temple Kapal 12 Sep Purnama Ketiga Gunung Sari Temple Lombok Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Karangasem Pedarman Arya Telabah Besakih Bukit Mentik Temple Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani 14 Sep Buda Keliwon Matal Village Temple Sukawati Merajan Agung Batuyang - batubulan Pasek Gelgel Bebetin Temple Sawan - buleleng Maspahit Temple Sesetan - Denpasar Selatan Pasek Bendesa Manik Mas Dukuh Kendran - Tegalalang Panti Pasek Gaduh Temple Sesetan Merajan Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Pedarman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 24 Sep Tumpek Kandang Puseh Temple Gianyar Luhur Dalem Sagening Kediri - Tabanan Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tegal Gede Badung 27 Sep Tilem Ketiga Ulun Kulkul Temple Ulun Kulkul Besakih 28 Sep Buda Wage Menail Tarukan Temple Cemenggaon Sukawati Mr. Pasek Dangke Bambang - Bangli Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja - Gianyar Puseh Menakaji Temple Peninjoan - Bangli Merajan Agung Temple Blangsinga - Blahbatuh Kawitan Gusti Agung Blangsinga Blahbatuh Gianyar Kawitan Gusti Celuk Kapal Mengwi

4 Ock Anggar Kasih Perangbakat Bukit Buluh Temple Gunaksa - Klungkung Tirta Sudamala Temple Bebalang - Bangli Paibon Pasek Bendesa Sangsit - sawan - Buleleng Pasek Gelgel Temple Pangi Dawan - Klungkung Gunung Tengsong Lombok Dalem Benawah Temple Benawah - Gianyar Dalem Temple Bitra - Gianyar Dalem Temple Banyuning Timur - Buleleng Dalem Pauman Batan Getas Pauman Batan Getas Titih Denpasar Tengah Padang Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Gelgel Desa Sande - Pupuan Tabanan Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Adat Pagan Denpasar Hyangaluh/Jenggala Besakih Merajan Pasek Lurah Tutuan Gunaksa Mr. Pasek Gelgel Selulung Merajan Pasek Subrata Medahan Merajan Pasek Munggu Munggu Tengkulak Temple Tulikup - Gianyar Penataran Badung Ogang Sidemen 5 Ock Buda Umanis Perangbakat Puri Agung Dalem Tarukan Pejeng Tampak Siring Rambut Siwi Temple Jembrana Batu Bolong Temple Canggu - Kuta Pasek Marga Klaci Temple Tabanan Agung Pasek Temple Dauh Waru Jembrana Ratu Pasek Temple Sangsit Sawan - Buleleng Pasek Tangkas Darma R. Tabanan Village Temple Banyuning Buleleng Srijon Temple Tabanan Mr. Pasek Gelgel Lebah Pangkung Merajan Pasek Gelgel Patemon Tirta Anom Padang Sigi Sading - Tampak Siring Dadi Agung Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Manuaba Tegalalang Pedarmaan Batursari Ngilis Jegu Penebel Tabanan Puncak Mundi Nusa Penida

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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China steps up condemnation of U.S. over Taiwan arms Reuters

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Zambian police ofďŹ cers stand near a burning truck in Lusaka’s Kanyama area during election riots on Wednesday. Zambian opposition supporters rioted on Thursday in two mining towns, complaining that results for a tight presidential election were too slow to come two days after the vote, police said.

Riots in Zambian towns as vote results delayed Agence France Presse

Zambian opposition supporters rioted on Thursday in two mining towns, complaining that results for a tight presidential election were too slow to come two days after the vote, police said. “We are trying to handle the situation. We have riots in Kitwe and Ndola,� regional police chief Martin Malama told AFP. 6SRQWDQHRXV ULRWV HUXSWHG LQ the Copperbelt towns of Kitwe and Ndola, in northern Zambia, as demonstrators stoned cars and government buildings, according to police. In Kitwe, angry protesters set alight a market in town. President Rupiah Banda and opposition OHDGHU0LFKDHO6DWDZHUHORFNHGLQ a tight race for president that was marred by rioting on election day. 7KHODWHVWUHVXOWVSXW6DWDDKHDG

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Chavez completes fourth chemo treatment in Cuba Agence France Presse

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is feeling well after completing a fourth round of chemotherapy in Cuba, the leftwing leader said in a telephone call to supporters broadcast on state TV. ³,DP¿QLVKLQJXSKHUHLQ+Dvana on the last day of the fourth round of chemotherapy and I hope it will be my last (round),� Chavez said Wednesday to socialist supporters who were holding

an ecumenical mass for him in New York. “I have assimilated quite well, thank God,â€? he added. Chavez will not be attending the 81 *HQHUDO$VVHPEO\  ZKHUH KH IDPRXVO\ UHIHUUHG WR WKHQ86 president George W. Bush as the ÂłGHYLO´LQDVSHHFKLQSDUW because of health issues. Chavez traveled to Cuba late 6DWXUGD\ IRU WKH WUHDWPHQW DFcompanied by Bolivian President Evo Morales.

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BEIJING - China stepped up its FRQGHPQDWLRQRIWKH8QLWHG6WDWHV on Thursday for selling arms to Taiwan saying they could disrupt military exchanges, a warning that is likely to unsettle, but not derail, ties with Washington. Arms sales are one of several irritants in WKH 6LQR86 UHODWLRQVKLS ZKLFK include Washington’s decision to FKDOOHQJH &KLQHVH GXWLHV RQ 86 SRXOWU\SURGXFWVDQG86SUHVVXUH on China to loosen controls on its currency. China’s Foreign Ministry has already lambasted the Obama administration for telling Congress WKDWLWSODQVDELOOLRQXSJUDGH RI7DLZDQÂśV)ÂżJKWHUĂ€HHWDQG %HLMLQJZDUQHGWKDWWKHVWHSZRXOG GDPDJH 6LQR$PHULFDQ PLOLWDU\ and security links. China considers Taiwan a breakDZD\SURYLQFHWREHUHXQLÂżHGZLWK the mainland eventually, and by force if necessary. “The Chinese military expresses its utmost indignation and strong condemnation of this action that gravely interferes in China’s domestic affairs and damages China’s sovereignty and national security interests,â€? a MinLVWU\RI'HIHQVHVSRNHVPDQ6HQLRU Colonel Geng Yansheng, said on the ministry’s website (www.mod. gov.cn). 7KH86RIIHUZKLFKLQFOXGHV sales of advanced air-to-air misVLOHVODVHUDQG*36JXLGHGERPEV

and radars -- would “create serious obstacles to the development of ordinary exchanges between our two militaries,â€? said Geng. &KLQDRSSRVHV86DUPVVDOHV to Taiwan on the grounds they VDERWDJH%HLMLQJÂśVSODQVIRUUHXQLÂżFDWLRQ:DVKLQJWRQVD\VLWZDQWV %HLMLQJ DQG 7DLSHL WR GHWHUPLQH their future peacefully, and that it is obliged by law to help the island defend itself. Chinese authorities were probDEO\ VWLOO ZHLJKLQJ MXVW KRZ WR SXQLVKWKH8QLWHG6WDWHVDQGZRXOG be closely watching domestic RSLQLRQVDLG6XQ=KHDSURIHVVRU DW 7VLQJKXD 8QLYHUVLW\ LQ %HLMLQJ ZKR VSHFLDOL]HV LQ 86 SROLF\ “This could be a spiraling response WKDWFDQEHDGMXVWHGXSRUGRZQ´ 6XQVDLG “When it comes to arms sales to Taiwan, the (Chinese) public is strongly against and the central government will have to take into account public opinion or risk being criticized as too weak.â€? But despite %HLMLQJÂśV DQJHU WHQVLRQV DSSHDU unlikely to match last year’s, when Chinese outrage over an earlier 86 DUPV RIIHU WR 7DLZDQ DGGHG to several disputes that roiled relations with Washington for many months. This year both sides have sought to keep relations on a steadier path DKHDGRIZKHQ863UHVLGHQW Barack Obama faces re-election and China’s Communist Party undergoes a leadership handover.

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A soldier stands guard at the Mashan observatory in Kinmen, one of Taiwan’s offshore islands, August 22, 2011.

Japan... From page 1 “We are aware that one body was recovered this morning but have not confirmed it belongs to one of the missing workers,â€? he said. Local police and rescuers recovered another body from a river in central Aichi prefecture and they were investigating whether the death was typhoon related, an RIÂżFLDOVDLG A series of strong typhoons have hit Japan, which is still re-

covering from the massive quake and tsunami that left around 20,000 people dead or missing. 5RNHZDVORFDWHGNLORPHWUHV  PLOHV  HDVWQRUWKHDVW of Nemuro, on the eastern tip of the northern Hokkaido island, DV RI  *07 PRYLQJ DZD\ from Japan, the meteorological agency said. It is expected to weaken into an extratropical cyclone later in the day.


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President Yudhoyono visits Muarojambi temple Antara

JAMBI - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday morning visited Muarojambi Temple which has been registered by UNESCO to be one of the world`s cultural heritage monuments. The head of state visited the Temple, considered one of the richest archaeological sites on the island of Sumatra, in the company of First Lady Ani Yudhoyono, Culture and Tourism Minister Jerwo Wacik, Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Agung Laksono and a number of other ministers, Jambi Governor Hasan Basri Agus, and several local officials. President Yudhoyono arrived here on Wednesday for a three-day

working visit until Friday, and the visit to Muarojambi Temple is part of his agenda. According to Wikipedia, the eight temple-like structures appear to be Buddhist, and were probably built around the 14th century. Archaeologists conclude that the site was the center of Old Jambi, the capital of ancient Malay kingdom which reigned supreme about ten centuries ago. The capital was sieged and

destroyed in 1377 by armies from Burma, now Myanmar. For centuries, the site had been lost and forgotten deep in the jungle, only to be rediscovered in 1920 by a British military expedition team. Muara Jambi temple complex covers an area of 12 km2, along the side of Batanghari river. There are eight main temples in the complex, all of them are located in the center area, fortified by walls. Three of them are already renovated. In 1982, a 32-centimeters tall female bronze statue was found at Koto Kandis, in the Muara Sabak sub district. It is believed to be the goddess Laksmi, holding a lotus bud in her left.

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Earthquake jolts Sumbawa Antara

MATARAM - An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Sumbawa District, on Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, Thursday at 3.59 am local time. The quake`s epicenter was located at 9.92 degrees Southern Latitude and 117.79 degrees Eastern Longitude, around 68 km southeast of Sumbawa Besar, and at a depth of 10 km below sea level, according to information from the National Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). The temblor did not have potential to trigger a subsequent tsunami, and no reports of damages were available so far. Residents of East Lombok District also felt the tremor. Samsul Rizal, a local resident, said the tremor lasted about 25 seconds and caused villagers to rush out of their homes in panic. “I was still in bed when suddenly there was an earthquake. I and my family members rushed out of the house. Outside, I noticed that my neighbors were also staying outdoor,” he said. On July 25, 2011, Sumbawa was also shaken by a magnitude-5.0 earthquake at 7.59 pm local time. The temblor`s epicenter was located at 7.91 degrees Southern Latitude and 117.60 degrees Eastern Longitude, around 68 km northeast of Sumbawa Besar. The earthquake did not cause a tsunami.

Cabinet shake-up, now or never Antara

JAKARTA - The cabinet reshuffle discourse may have disturbed ministers but the president had better realize that it is now or never at all so that his ministers can concentrate on their jobs in the remaining three years, observers say. “If the president really intends to replace low-performing or problematic ministers, he had better do it immediately because , if not, it will have political implications that will affect his government`s performance,” Arizka Warganegara, political analyst of Lampung University (Unila) said in response to the cabinet reshuffle discourse. Arizka`s view was shared by his political scientist colleague Edi Indrizal of Andalas University in West Sumatra. Edi said that if the president did not reshuffle the cabinet, it would further worsen his image which had already dropped by an unprecedented figure of late. “Moreover, the president now has objective reasons to reshuffle his cabinet because there are several ministers whose performance is considered not optimal,” Edi said. Besides, if the president reshuffles his cabinet, the new ministers will have enough time to carry out their visions and missions in the administration`s remaining three years. However, the two political observers said that in replacing some of his ministers President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono should not base his decision on political considerations. “It would be useless to reshuffle the cabinet if it is based on political considerations, much less if it is based on like and dislike. The new ministers` performance would not be maximal

because the right man was not put in the right place,” said Arizka. In the meantime, Edi said that if political considerations were taken into account in replacing the ministers, it would be hard to expect that an improvement in the ministers` performance could be made in the remaining three years. He said that political considerations for a cabinet reshuffle could be a boomerang for the president because so far the ministers who got more public spotlights were those who came from political parties. Therefore, now is the time for the president to prove to the public that he was not `held hostage` by political parties and could take a firm step to place professional people for carrying out his vision and missions, Edi said. He said it was now time for Yudhoyono to carry out reshuffle because now was the last momentum for him to decide the journey of his leadership. Two years of his second presidential term was enough for him to judge which ministers had to be replaced. According to Arizka Warganegara, the president in replacing his ministers should use a clear and measurable criteria. He must have the courage to ignore political intervention from political parties in his coalition and the opposition party. Besides, the president should place professionals in their respective fields and provide no rooms for personal egoism in the cabinet, thus objectivity would become a means of measuring the composition of the cabinet. In this case, the Head of State should empower the Presidential Work Unit for Development Supervision and Control (UKP4) as

an institution which is able to provide an objective assessment of the government`s performance. Political observer of the Malangbased University of Muhammadiyah (UMM) Dr Mas`ud Said meanwhile suggested that Yudhoyono should pay attention to three aspects in reshuffling his cabinet. He said that the three aspects covered ministers who were related to legal problems, who had bad performance and who had bad

health conditions. A minister with legal problem was not good in public opinions while those with bad health conditions would affect work performance. The new ministers must be more capable than the outgoing ministers they had replaced as otherwise it would invite new public criticisms. “It would not pose any problem if the successor ministers have more capability,” Mas`ud said. Rizka Negara added that if order

to see incapable ministers their performance should be learned from the assessment and report of the UKP4. He said that at least four ministers should be replaced due to inability to handle the problems of Indonesian migrant workers overseas, judicial mafia cases, unprofessional handling of the upcoming SEA Games and the failure in the mediation of free trade such as the Chinese Asian Free Trade Area (CAFTA).

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Anti-corruption protesters from a coalition of anti-corruption organisations with members from Islamic hardline and conservative groups rally outside the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Jakarta on September 22, 2011. Jakarta has been rocked by series of high profile corruption cases that included Muhammad Nazarrudin, the sacked treasurer of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democratic Party. Protestors called Yudhoyono liar and demanded to step down. The shirt slogan reads “corruption hunter force”.


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Bali Today Rent a bike at roadside complained

Kuta leaders urged to discipline it immediately Bali Post

MANGUPURA - Motorcycle rental (rent a bike) businesses in Kuta, especially those operating that takes advantage of the road body, reap a complaint again. This kind of business is considered to have caused the severity of congestion. Rent a bike in Kuta area parking their bikes on the road body can be encountered along the Jalan Legian, from the intersection of Jalan Melasti to the south until reaching the bemo corner area. A legislator of Badung House from Kuta, I Gusti Anom Gumanti, said on Wednesday (Sep 21) that it had become a classical problem in Kuta. Despite becoming a classical problem, government did not take decisive action up to these days. Anom Gumanti worried if it was neglected persistently it could then

harm the image of Kuta tourism. He said further that some efforts had been undertaken to cope with the congestion. For example, it had been attempted the diversion of WUDIÂżFĂ€RZVEXWLWUHPDLQHGXQDEOH to achieve maximum results if the breach in the main street of Kuta area was still allowed. “As long as the violation is allowed, such congestion will never be resolved,â€? he said. On that account, he urged the Badung Regency to immediately WDNH ÂżUP DFWLRQ DJDLQVW WKH EXVLnesses violating. If the problem was

allowed to persist, it would even be GLIÂżFXOWWREHHUDGLFDWHG Similar opinion was also revealed by community leader of Legian, Nengah Soewarna. According to him, the mushrooming rent a car or rent a bike businesses at roadside did not only interfere with road users, but also made the streets in Kuta narrower. Therefore, he also asked the government to take decisive action against such businesses so the road sections in Kuta could at least be maximized to DQWLFLSDWHWKHWUDIÂżFFRQJHVWLRQWKDW frequently took place. (kmb25)

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Motorcycle rental (rent a bike) businesses in Kuta, especially those operating that takes advantage of the road body, reap a complaint again. This kind of business is considered to have caused the severity of congestion.

Statue of Great Heroes Guarding Denpasar On the way home from providing lectures overseas, Swami Vivekananda, a Hindu monk of India, dropped in the house of his friend, who is also a king. There, he was entertained in familial atmosphere. In the meantime, they also talked about religion passionately. His friend asked why the Hindus

worshiped idol like statue. This young monk smiled while asking permission to his friend to borrow the picture of his grandfather on the wall. Having been taken and handed over by a servant, Vivekananda examined and placed it on the carpet. Afterward, Vivekananda politely remarked if his friend would not

have the heart to touch the photo by the toe of his boots. Finally, the friend realized his mistake that worshipping a statue or the like would help in conceptualization. Meanwhile, according to a French linguist, Ferdinand de Saussure, in the language of sign there are the signifying (object) DQGWKHVLJQL¿HG FRQFHSWRUUHIHUence). In this context, photograph is the object, while grandfather is the reference. God has been universally acknowledged to be the most perfect. To help concentrate the mind on God, the Hindus apply a medium like various kinds of VDQFWL¿HG HI¿JLHV (DFK GHYRWHH has different ability to contact Him. Common people may use a medium, while those having higher spiritual knowledge do not need any medium. Therefore, none is wrong and it is a freedom. Inspired by puranic or mythological stories, many Hindu artisans in Bali manage to make various kinds of sculpture. When visitors happened to have island excursion, you may encounter many statues such as outside the temple, at the end of each bridge, intersection, hotel’s gardens or even on the pavement on the protocol roads in Denpasar. Sacred

statues are placed in the sanctum representing gods and goddess as well as heavenly creatures, decorative statue installed in commercial premises and the last one is statue to commemorate the great heroes. Statues depicting the great heroes can be encountered in the regencies pursuant to their respective origin. One of the great heroes of Bali is I Gusti Ngurah Rai as the name of local international airport. Right in the east of the airport stands still the Statue of Ngurah Rai. He was the commander of Ciung Wanara troops of Bali struggling bitterly against the Dutch colonial for the sake of freedom. With him, there were some other companions in arms. For instance, I Gusti Ngurah Bagus Sugianyar, his statue is strategically installed in the intersection of Jalan Gatot Subroto and Jalan Cokroaminoto, Ubung. As if he welcomes everyone entering the city from outside Denpasar and outside Bali from the west. Then, Cokorda Agung Tresna—Head of Badung Struggle Headquarters. His statue is installed on the intersection of Jalan Gatot Subroto and Jalan Nangka, right

in the east of Sugianyar’s statue. Meanwhile, Ida Bagus Putu Japa was a member of Pembela Tanah Air (embryo of the Indonesian Military) immortalized with a statue put in the Renon roundabouts. In the meantime, Puputan Badung Square located right in the heart of Denpasar City also retained statutes of other great heroes. The statues are placed in the northern side of the square. They depict the bitter struggle of the Badung Kingdom against the colonial until their last bloodshed. This heroic incident occurred on September 20, 1906 and now it is celebrated as the Puputan Badung Day. Those statues are intended to show an appreciation over the merits of great heroes of Bali that had dedicated their entire life sincerely for the nation. Similarly, they denote an educational medium to introduce the heroes to younger generation so they get a simple illustration about the heroes living before their time. Last but not least, they also give good visual impression to the arrangement of urban landscaping DQGDWWUDFWLRQWRWRXULVWVUHÀHFWLQJ one of the artistic treasures owned by Bali. (BTN/punia)


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Bayung Gede Village as Tourism Pilot Project Bayung Gede Village, Kintamani subdistrict, Bangli Regency, is developed into a tourism pilot project 2010. “Previously, we have already made comprehensive studies on various aspects and is now determined to be a pilot project of community-based tourism 2010,â€? said Village Chief of Bayung Gede I Wayan Suwela, recently. He added, since the village was declared as a pilot project, his party received the help and facilities from the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM). Bayung Gede Village is one of 11 villages in Indonesia developed into a pilot project for communitybased tourism. Meanwhile, Udayana University has performed various studies in relation to the project since 2005 concerning with several aspects of Bayung Gede Village. “Previously Bayung Gede Village was just as a backup, but having been reviewed by a team from central government, our vilODJH ZHUH ÂżQDOO\ VHOHFWHG´ he explained. Similarly, he mentioned

that the basic reason on the selection of Bayung Gede Village as tourism pilot project 2010 was stated in the letter from the Coordinating Ministry for People’s Welfare No. 10.13.834/ KMD/D/VII/V/2010. With the publication of the letter, it meant in the development of community-based cultural tourism of Bayung Gede, the government would allocate a fund worth IDR 2.5 billion. The main factor of Bayung Gede Village selected as a pilot project, according to Suwela, was caused by a unique tradition owned by the village prevailing a prohibition to newlywed couple. In the village, the couple recently married is not allowed to enter into the home yard and not regarded as residents of the Bayung Gede Village before paying tumbakan (a kind of dowry) submitted to the village in the form of two bulls and undertaking particular fasting. In addition, the newlywed couple was required to make a procession called penyekeban (maturation) by living in a small shack at

the end of the local village. In addition to this unique tradition, Bayung Gede also has a system of government practiced from time immemorial called saih nembelas system. This traditional government system, continued Suwela, ran the administration chaired by a leader managing the local temples and traditional village. “With this traditional leadership system, the residents of our village remain well united up to these days,â€? he said. Regarding to livelihood, he explained that since 2005 most local residents had relied on the crops obtained from planting citrus, while previously they only cultivated cassava and gogo rice variety planted on nonLUULJDWHGÂżHOG In the meantime, for the management of Bayung Gede Village as a tourism pilot project, Suwela added, his party would establish a committee. “In years to come, this committee will manage the assistance obtained and at the same time build the tourism at Gede Bayung Village,â€? he concluded. (BTN/BB)

(Bali Fish) Ingredients * 1 Fish, about 650-900g dressed Weight. Preferably sea bass or Mackerel * 1 t Salt * Oil, for deep frying * 2 T Margarine or oil * 2 sm Onions, sliced * 1 t Sambal Oelek * 1/2 t Laos * 1/2 t Lemon grass * 3 T Tamarind juice * Pinch of ground ginger * 1 t Brown sugar * 1 T Sweet soy sauce Directions Cut ďŹ sh into serving portions and rub salt all over. Feep-fry and drain on absorbent paper. Heat oil and saute sliced onions until lightly brown. Add sambal oelek, laos, lemon grass, tamarind juice, ginger, brown sugar and soy sauce. Heat thoroughly. Place fried ďŹ sh in deep serving dish and pour sauce over it. Serve with rice. (http://asiarecipe.com)

Kare Ikan (Fish Curry) Ingredients * 1 1/2 Lb, cleaned weight ďŹ sh * 6 Shallots or 1 lg Onion * 2 Cloves garlic * 2 ts Ground coriander * 1 ts Ground ginger * 1/2 ts Powdered lemon grass or 1 Blade fresh, lemon grass * 1 ts Chilli powder * 1 Salam leaf or bay-leaf * 1/2 ts Turmeric * 1/2 c Tamarind water * 1 c Of thick santen (coconut -milk) * 2 tb Vegetable oil * Salt * sl Cucumber * Mint Directions It is better to select a white ďŹ sh with ďŹ rm esh, such as haddock, angler-ďŹ sh, swordďŹ sh or dogďŹ sh. In Australia the various ďŹ sh known as whiting would be a good choice. Americans might like to use snappers. Whatever ďŹ sh is used, it can be cut into small cubes or slices before frying. Heat a little oil in a heavy frying-pan, and carefully brown the ďŹ sh in it. Meanwhile, in another frying-pan, fry the chopped shallots (or onion) and garlic until tender. Stir in the chilli, ginger, turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, salam, salt and tamarind water. Let this mixture simmer for 10 minutes, then put in the ďŹ sh. Cover, and simmer for another 10 minutes. Add the santen and cook for a further 5 minutes. Serve hot, garnished with very thin slices of cucumber and chopped mint. (Alternatively, put the cucumber and mint into the kare itself for the last 2 minutes of cooking.) Incidentally, the same kare can be made with prawns. There is no need to fry the prawns separately; but fry them in the mixture of onion, etcetera for a few minutes before you put in the tamarind water. Makes 4 servings. (http://asiarecipe.com)

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Tampak Siring Temple IBP

Tirta Empul Temple or Tampak Siring Temple is a holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Village, Gianyar regency and it is about 39 km eastwards from Denpasar town. It is set in the dale and encircled by the hill. In the west side of this temple, there is an Indonesian President palace which has been found by the ďŹ rst president. The name of Tirta Empul is loaded in a inscription which is kept at Sakenan Temple, Manukaya village, Sub district of Tampak Siring, about 3 km from Tirta Empul Temple. In this inscription, the Tirta Empul is named by the Tirta Ri Air Hampul and then the name has changed into Tirta Hampul and ďŹ nally become the Tirta Empul. Tirta Ri air hampul is meaning the water emerge or the holy pool (Petirthan) which is the water emerge from the land. The wellspring emerges from the land is believed that it is the inďŹ nite creation. According to the history, that, that this water source is arranged and sanctiďŹ ed by king Indrajayasinghawarmadewa in the year 882 Saka (960 M). He has given the name with Tirta ri air hampul. The data is loaded in the inscription that is located at Sakenan Temple. Besides of the above epigraphy data, in Tirta Empul Temple is also found the archaeology omission like Colossus Yoni, Arca Lion, Tepasana and Tirta Empul Pool. According to papyrus of Usana Bali

   

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narrated that Tirta Empul is created by Bhatara Indra (Sun Deity) when bearing arms against the king where his palace is located in Bedahulu Countryside. He is known as a very miraculous king, which he can lose or show suddenly, therefore he is named by Mayadenawa. Because of its miracle, he becomes the arrogance and expressing himself as a god. The Mayadenawa King owns the assistant (Patih) which is called Kalawong. They prohibit the people to do the Yadnya (praying to the god) so that is often happened the natural disaster, disease epidemic, agriculture fail and ďŹ nally miserable life society. Finally Betara Indra (one of Hindu God) gives battle against the kings that happened in Tampak Siring and then the Mayadenawa is gone to the wall and disappear. King Mayadenawa has also created poisonous pools which can the team of Bathara Indra die and faint after drinking this water. Then Bathara Indra stick the weapon of Umbul-umbul and ďŹ nally the water is emerging so that called by Tirta Empul and then it is passed to the dead and faint soldier that made them back to live. Therefore at the moment this pool water is sanctiďŹ ed by the Hindu society in Bali and they believe that this water source can heal various of diseases, hence every day this place is a lot of visited by Hindu people to do the ritual and sanctify them self . This place has been opened for public and as a famous tourist destination in Bali.

  

                                                                    

                    

            

                            

        

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BUSINESS Taiwan and Japan sign investment pact Associated Press

TAIPEI — Taiwan and Japan have signed an arrangement to bolster investment despite the lack of diplomatic ties. Taiwan’s East Asia Relations Commission Chairman Peng Runtsu signed the agreement Thursday with his Japanese counterpart Mitsuo Ohashi, who is chairman of the Japan Interchange Associa-

tion. The deal is not expected to GUDZSURWHVWVIURP&KLQD%HLMLQJ claims sovereignty over the selfruled island but has improved ties with its rival in recent years.

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Nissan, Mitsubishi strengthen cooperation starting from summer next year. They have also started talks on TOKYO — Japanese auto- Mitsubishi providing the Minicabmakers Nissan and Mitsubishi are MiEV commercial electric car to strengthening their cooperation by 1LVVDQLQWKH¿VFDO\HDUWKDWEHJLQV expanding the number of models April 2012. 6XFK 2(0 GHDOV DUH IDLUO\ they make for each other in Japan. Nissan and its smaller rival Mit- common in the auto industry. They subishi have had what is called an allow companies to cut costs by original equipment manufacturer, or increasing production scale and to OEM, deal since December 2010. expand their lineup of types of cars 7KH\PDQXIDFWXUHVSHFL¿FYHKLFOH they don’t want to invest in the demodels for each other and sell them velopment or manufacturing of. 8QGHU DQ HDUOLHU DJUHHPHQW under their own brands. Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday Nissan, which also makes the Leaf it will provide the Fuga luxury electric car and March subcompact, sedan to Mitsubishi Motors Corp., is providing the NV200 Vanette

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compact van to Mitsubishi Motors from next month. 7KH\DOVRVHWXSDMRLQWYHQWXUH called NMKV Co., which began operating in June, to work together on minicars for the Japanese market, which may later include other nations. Mitsubishi President Osamu 0DVXNRKDVVDLGKHKRSHVWKHMRLQW venture will fuse his company’s design expertise with Nissan’s purchasing power. “These initiatives are intended to strengthen the competitiveness of both companies in Japan,� both sides said in a statement.

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Nissan Motor Co. chief vehicle engineer Hidetoshi Kadota demonstrates how to charge a Nissan’s electric vehicle during a media event unveiling a new charger in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. Japanese automakers Nissan and Mitsubishi are strengthening their cooperation by expanding the number of models they make for each other in Japan.

Fed takes new tack to avoid economic slump Reuters

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday warned of VLJQLÂżFDQWULVNVWRWKHDOUHDG\ZHDN86HFRQRP\DQGODXQFKHGD new plan to lower long-term borrowing costs and bolster the battered housing market. 7KH86FHQWUDOEDQNVDLGLWZRXOGVHOOELOOLRQRIVKRUWWHUP 7UHDVXU\ERQGVWREX\WKHVDPHDPRXQWRIORQJHUWHUP86JRYHUQment debt, its latest attempt to kickstart growth that slowed to a crawl RYHUWKHÂżUVWKDOIRIWKH\HDU Apparently spooked by the central bank’s dismal outlook for the HFRQRP\ 86 VWRFNV VROG RII 7KH 6WDQGDUG  3RRUÂśV  LQGH[ closed down nearly 3 percent. Prices for long-term government debt rose, pushing yields lower -- a sign the measures were more aggressive than some investors had expected. The yield on the benchmark 10-year note dropped as low DVSHUFHQWWKHORZHVWLQPRUHWKDQ\HDUV “Recent indicators point to continuing weakness in overall labor market conditions, and the unemployment rate remains elevated,â€? the )HGVDLGLQDVWDWHPHQWDIWHUDWZRGD\PHHWLQJÂł7KHUHDUHVLJQLÂżFDQW downside risks to the economic outlook, including strains in global ÂżQDQFLDOPDUNHWV´ In offering a fresh approach to spur the economy and lower unemployment, the Fed ignored top Republicans on Capitol Hill who had pressed the central bank to refrain from action. ,QDGGLWLRQWRUHEDODQFLQJLWVSRUWIROLRWKH)HGLQWHQVLÂżHGLWVHIforts to shore up the housing market by pledging to reinvest proceeds from maturing housing-related debt it holds back into the mortgage market. Analysts said the Fed’s actions might not have a great impact, even if they did lower long-term interest rates. “The cost of borrowing simply isn’t the problem,â€? said Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics in Toronto. “Businesses GRQÂśWKDYHWKHFRQÂżGHQFHWRLQYHVWDQGKDOIRIDOOPRUWJDJHERUURZHUV GRQÂśWKDYHWKHKRPHHTXLW\QHHGHGWRUHÂżQDQFHDWORZHUUDWHV´ 6WLOOIDFHGZLWKDORIW\SHUFHQWMREOHVVUDWHDQGDQHVFDODWLQJ VRYHUHLJQGHEWFULVLVLQ(XURSH)HGRIÂżFLDOVIHOWWKH\QHHGHGWRGR ZKDW WKH\ FRXOG WR WU\ WR EUHDWKH PRUH OLIH LQWR WKH VOXJJLVK 86 recovery. The economy grew at less than a 1 percent annual rate over the ÂżUVWKDOIRIWKH\HDUDQGDQDO\VWVKDYHZDUQHGRIDKHLJKWHQHGULVN of recession. With Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke reluctant to stay on the sidelines, his activism has become a punching bag for politicians as an election year nears. Top Republican lawmakers wrote to Bernanke this week urging the central bank to resist further economic interventions, echoing criticism voiced by Republican presidential candidates. The portfolio retooling plan stops short of an outright expansion of the Fed’s holdings -- sometimes referred to as quantitative easing -- of the type that has drawn harsh criticism domestically and internationDOO\IRUVRZLQJWKHVHHGVRILQĂ€DWLRQDQGGHEDVLQJWKHGROODU 6RPHDQDO\VWVKRZHYHUH[SHFWWKHPRYHZLOOEHRQHLQDVHULHVRI steps the Fed takes to help the economy. The Fed could cut the rate it pays banks for reserves parked at the central bank, which might free up lending, or promise not to raise rates until unemployment drops to a certain level. By shifting its bond holdings into longer maturities, the Fed is trying to push long-term interest rates lower, which hopefully will spur PRUWJDJHUHÂżQDQFLQJDQGERUURZLQJE\EXVLQHVVHVDQGFRQVXPHUV Not all policymakers were on board with the Fed’s latest move. The VDPHWKUHHRIÂżFLDOVWKDWKDGGLVVHQWHGDJDLQVWDGHFLVLRQLQ$XJXVWWR bolster a low interest rate pledge also opposed Wednesday’s move. 0RKDPHG (O(ULDQ FRFKLHI LQYHVWPHQW RIÂżFHU DW 3,0&2 WKH world’s biggest bond fund, said the combination of dissents and a gloomier outlook pointed to a growing policy divide. 7KHFHQWUDOEDQNVDLGLWZLOOEX\ELOOLRQLQVHFXULWLHVZLWK maturities of six to 30 years by the end of June 2012, selling an equal amount of debt maturing in three years or less.


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The end of the world: R.E.M. calling it quits Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — R.I.P. to R.E.M. The alternative rock group that shook up the music world with its experimental, edgy sound and then earned multiplatinum success and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced on its website Wednesday that it has “decided to call it a day as a band.”

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FILE - In this 1994 file photo originally released by Warner Bros. Records, alternative rock band R.E.M., from left, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Bill Berry, and Peter Buck are shown when they released their new album “Monster.”The band announced Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 on their website that they are breaking up.

“A wise man once said — ‘the skill in attending a party is knowing when it’s time to leave.’ We built something extraordinary together. We did this thing. And now we’re going to walk away from it,” frontman Michael Stipe said in a statement on the website. “I hope our fans realize this wasn’t an easy decision; but all things must end, and we wanted to do it right, to do it our way.” The Grammy-winning group, now composed of Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck and bassist Mike Mills, released its debut album “Murmur” in 1983; at the time it was a quartet, with drummer Bill Berry. He left the group in 1997, two years after he suffered symptoms of an aneurysm onstage. The group got its start in Athens, Ga., coming out of the region’s flourishing indie-rock scene. The band was credited for helping launch college radio with songs such as “Radio Free Europe.”

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In this undated image released by ABC, from left, Rachael Taylor, as Abby Sampson, Minka Kelly, as Eve, and Annie Ilonzeh, as Kate Prince, are shown from the ABC series, “Charlie’s Angels,” premiering Sept. 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC. The series is filmed in Miami.

Later, the mainstream caught on, and R.E.M. became chart-topping rockers, selling millions of albums with hits like “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” ‘’Losing My Religion” and “Everybody Hurts.” Stipe, the band’s chief songwriter, crafted songs that were atypical of the standard rock fare. “Man on the Moon” was about the late comic Andy Kaufman. “Losing My Religion” was not about religion at all, but about trying to relay the feelings of a crush. The band’s videos also became staples on MTV in the 1990s, including the eye-catching “Losing My Religion” and the stark “Everybody Hurts,” which had Stipe walking through a highway traffic jam. R.E.M. became one of the more forceful voices of 1990s rock, and came along around the same time as another rock quartet — U2. But whereas U2

managed to maintain (and even increase) its popularity over the years, R.E.M. stumbled commercially in recent years, and their hits dwindled. The band continued to create music that resonated with critics and their core group of fans; the group’s last album, “Collapse into Now,” was released in March and a greatest hits retrospective is in the works. But Mills said the band was running out of ideas. “During our last tour, and while making ‘Collapse Into Now’ and putting together this greatest hits retrospective, we started asking ourselves, ‘What next?’” he said. “Working through our music and memories from over three decades was a hell of a journey. We realized that these songs seemed to draw a natural line under the last 31 years of our working together.” Buck said the band parts as “great friends” and thanked fans for their support. “One of the things that was always so great about being in R.E.M. was the fact that the records and the songs we wrote meant as much to our fans as they did to us,” said Buck. “It was, and still is, important to us to do right by you. Being a part of your lives has been an unbelievable gift. Thank you.”

Jane Lynch not sure she wants to host Emmys again

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MIAMI — Miami is the new city of angels — at least the city of “Charlie’s Angels.” ABC is jumping into the reboot game this fall with an updated version of the classic series that kicks off the network’s Thursday night prime-time lineup. Moving its setting and production from Los Angeles to South Florida, the new show gets a fresh start in a new city. The remake tries to distance itself from the camp of the 1970s version, striving to be a more grounded action series. The first episode begins with two Angels — a former thief played by Rachael Taylor and a disgraced police officer played by Annie Ilonzeh — seeing the third member of their team killed during a mission. Their boss Charlie Townsend and his assistant Bosley — played by Ramon Rodriguez — persuade the survivors to recruit a new Angel, a street racer played by Minka Kelly. With Drew Barrymore — an Angel in the 2000 and 2003 films — serving as an executive producer, the show was developed by Al Gough and Miles Millar, the duo behind the hit WB show “Smallville,” which followed the exploits of a young, pre-Superman Clark Kent. ABC had been planning to bring back “Charlie’s Angels” for several years when Gough and Millar got involved last spring. They acknowledge that fans have certain expectations and will scream if they aren’t met. The original “Charlie’s Angels” was a cultural phenomenon when it debuted in 1976, making stars of Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith. Fawcett proved particularly popular, with boys posting her iconic poster in their rooms and girls copying her feathered hair. The first episode of the new “Charlie’s Angels” is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, the 35th anniversary of the original’s premiere.

NEW YORK — Just days after hosting her first Emmy Awards, actress Jane Lynch says she’s not sure she’d do it again. Lynch said in an interview Wednesday that if she had to decide now, her answer would be no. But she says she had a great time and hadn’t felt “that creative and alive in a long time.” Her Emmy performance Sunday received mixed reviews. The actress is promoting her new memoir, “Happy FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2011 file photo, Jane Lynch arrives at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, where Lynch served as the host for the show.

Accidents,” and “Glee.” Lynch plays glee-club-hating cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the hit Fox series, which premiered its third season Tuesday. Lynch says she’s looking forward to spending time with her family now that the Emmys are over. She married Lara Embry last year and is stepmother to Embry’s 9-yearold daughter, Haden.

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Satellite still on for Friday freefall from space Associated Press Writer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A dead 6-ton satellite is getting closer and closer, and is expected to smack down on Earth on Friday. NASA’s old research satellite is expected to come crashing down through the atmosphere Friday afternoon, Eastern Time. The spacecraft will not be passing over North America then, the space agency said in a statement Wednesday evening. The predictions should become

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In this image provided by NASA this is the STS-48 onboard photo of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) in the grasp of the RMS (Remote Manipulator System) during deployment, from the shuttle in September 1991.

Disney hopes game character makes it to big screen Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Co. has used mobile games to promote its movies, but now it’s trying something new: launching a cuddly character in a game in the hope he makes it to the big screen someday. In a first effort at the new strategy, Disney is launching this week an animated alligator named “Swampy,” whose bizarre quest in the 99-cent iPhone game “Where’s My Water?” is to keep clean. The reptile, unlike his in-the-

wild counterparts, lives under a big city and mostly hangs around in his bathtub, waiting for iPhone owners to dig a digital trench that allows water to flow into his poorly connected plumbing. Disney Mobile general manager Bart Decrem says one goal of the launch is to incubate new characters that can cross over into other Disney business units like movies and merchandise. “Maybe five years from now, wouldn’t it be great if there was a movie that started up on the App Store?” Decrem said. He said mobile devices are becoming central to kids’ lives and Disney wants to

more precise by Thursday afternoon and certainly by Friday. “It is still too early to predict the time and location of re-entry with any more certainty,” NASA said. An estimated 26 pieces — representing 1,200 pounds — are expected to survive. NASA is anticipating a splashdown rather than a landing.

make sure it is there. “To me, this is where a generation of kids is growing up. And it’s really critical for the success of the company that we be there and telling stories and introducing characters to a new generation of kids,” he said. Disney’s interactive unit has long been a troubled one. Expensive forays into making video games for consoles such as the Xbox and PlayStation 3 have resulted in big losses. In the most recent quarter through July, Disney’s interactive unit lost $86 million on revenue that grew 27 percent from a year earlier to $251 million. That marked the 11th consecutive quarterly loss since Disney began breaking out results for the unit in late 2008. Analysts have questioned what Disney is doing in the games business, especially after its $563 million purchase of social games maker Playdom last year didn’t help stem the losses. The unit’s new co-presidents, John Pleasants and James Pitaro, have made it a goal for interactive to be profitable in 2013.

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This image provided by the Walt Disney Co. shows a new game character named, “Swampy.” The Walt Disney Co. has used mobile games to promote its movies, but now it’s trying something new: launching a character in a game in the hope he makes it to the big screen someday.

Nearly three-quarters of the world is covered with water. The Aerospace Corporation in California, in fact, predicts that re-entry will occur over the Pacific late Friday afternoon, Eastern Time. But that’s give or take 14 hours. The 20-year-old Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite will be the biggest NASA spacecraft to fall uncontrolled from the sky in 32 years. It is expected to break into more than 100 pieces as it enters the atmosphere, most of it burning up. The heaviest metal parts are expected to reach Earth, the biggest chunk weighing about 300 pounds. The debris could be scattered over an area about 500 miles long.

Apple to unveil iPhone 5 on October 4: report APPLE plans to unveil its next generation iPhone next month, technology blog AllThingsD said Wednesday. AllThingsD cautioned that Apple could “change its plans anytime,” but said the present plan calls for Apple’s new chief executive Tim Cook to preside over the launch of the iPhone 5 on October 4. Cook, 50, replaced Apple’s ailing co-founder Steve Jobs as chief executive of the Cupertino, California-based gadget-maker last month. Citing “sources close to the situation,” the Dow Jonesowned AllThingsD said the iPhone 5 would go on sale within a few weeks after the announcement.

Jobs, 56, the Silicon Valley visionary behind the Macintosh computer, the iPod, iPhone and iPad, stepped down as Apple’s CEO on August 24. Jobs has presided over Apple’s splashy product launches in the past and AllThingsD said “the pressure will be on Cook to turn in a good performance.” “What will be interesting to see, of course, is if Jobs himself will also make an appearance, which is something that is likely to be determined by his health, in a decision that will be made very close to the event,” it said. Jobs underwent an operation for pancreatic cancer in 2004 and a liver transplant in 2009. Apple released the iPhone 4 in June 2010 and sold 20.34 million of the devices last quarter. Apple shares have been trading at record highs this week and the stock was up 1 . 3 7 percent at $419.13 on Wall Street on


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Vucinic on target for Juve then sent off Reuters

MILAN - Juventus’s new signing Mirko Vucinic scored and then got sent off before halftime as Juventus were held 1-1 at home by BoORJQDRQ:HGQHVVD\WRGURSWKHLU¿UVWSRLQWVLQ6HULH$WKLVVHDVRQ The Montenegro striker, signed from AS Roma for 15 million euros ($20.5 million) in the close season, turned in a free kick on the halfhour as Bologna were caught off-guard only to be dismissed for two senseless yellow cards just before halftime. Daniele Portanova levelled for the visitors after the break. Champions AC Milan remained winless as they were held 1-1 at home by Udinese with Antonio di Natale, last season’s league top scorer, netting for the third straight game for the visitors. Napoli, who beat Milan 3-1 on Sunday, came down to earth with a bump as they lost 1-0 at Chievo, Davide Moscardelli scoring the winner midway through the second half.

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FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, Francesc Fabregas, second right, and Xavier Hern‡ndez, left, celebrate after scoring against Osasuna during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.

Barca draw at Valencia, Real held Reuters

MADRID - Barcelona twice came from behind to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw at Valencia while Real Madrid dropped points again in a goalless affair at Racing Santander in La Liga on Wednesday. Barca missed the chance to go top at early pacesetters Valencia but will be happy with a point against Unai Emery’s impressive side and were unlucky not to leave with all three. Jose Mourinho’s Real team, who are attempting to end Barca’s three-year stranglehold on the Spanish title, won their opening two games but suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at Levante on Sunday. They again looked short of creativity against Racing and barely threatened the home goal in an uninspiring display. Valencia top the standings with 10 points from four matches, one ahead of Malaga, who beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 earlier on Wednesday, and surprise package Real Betis. Promoted Betis have won three out of three and move clear of Valencia with a win at home to Real Zaragoza on Thursday. Barcelona, Sevilla and Levante all have eight points, with Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad on seven. Barca, who demolished Osasuna 8-0 on Saturday, faced a stiff test at Valencia and were rocked in the 12th minute when Eric Abidal turned the ball past his own goalkeeper Victor Valdes. They were level two minutes later thanks to Pedro’s powerful

low shot from a tight angle but fell behind again in the 23rd minute when Pablo Hernandez finished off a sweeping move. FABREGAS EQUALISER

Cesc Fabregas, the former Arsenal captain who rejoined Barca in the close season, equalised again with just over 10 minutes left and the visitors pressed hard for a winner at the end. Former Valencia striker David Villa squandered a chance after being played through by World Player of the Year Lionel Messi who was furious not to get a penalty when he appeared to have been bundled over by defender Miguel in added time. The outcome could have been even worse for Real at the Sardinero as Racing, coached by Argentine Hector Cuper, had a couple of chances to pull off an upset victory. Real defender Alvaro Arbeloa prevented Ariel Nahuelpan getting a shot away in the first half and their Spain keeper Iker Casillas pulled off a brilliant save just after halftime

when he palmed away a low drive from Oscar Serrano for a corner. “This is two matches now without winning against opponents who to be honest do not compete with us,” Casillas told Spanish television. “It’s hard to take in but we have to lift our heads and we know that the image we are projecting is not the right one and is not up to the standard of Real Madrid.” At the Calderon, Atletico’s new signing, Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, followed Sunday’s hat-trick against Racing with a double in a 4-0 win at home to Sporting Gijon. Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla netted the only goal in Malaga’s win against visitors Bilbao with the Basque club’s latest failure increasing the pressure on their new coach, Argentine Marcelo Bielsa, who has yet to win a game this term. Levante built on Sunday’s success against Real with a 2-1 win at Rayo Vallecano, who had Pedro Botelho sent off with about 15 minutes left.

Hargreaves celebrates return with debut goal Reuters

LONDON - Owen Hargreaves celebrated his Manchester City debut with an early goal against League Cup holders Birmingham City in a third round tie on Tuesday, exactly three years to the day since he last played a full competitive match. The former England international, who has played less than 15 minutes of competitive soccer since Sept. 21, 2008 when he played for Manchester United against Chelsea, put City ahead after 17 minutes with a shot from outside the penalty area. Hargreaves, 30, who made just 39 appearances in four years at United, joined City last month after putting a video on YouTube showing he was over the worst of a series of injuries that have blighted his career.


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Tour is no grind for resurgent Sharapova Reuters

7$,3(,<RXZLOOQRW¿QG0DULD6KDUDSRYDPRDQLQJDERXWFURZGHGVFKHGXOHVDIWHUD\HDU LQZKLFKWKH5XVVLDQKDVUHWXUQHGWRZLWKLQVLJKWRIWKHVXPPLWRIZRPHQ¶VWHQQLV The world number two has some sympathy for the top male players who have made rumblings about possible strike action over what they see as a too punishing calendar but after having her career knocked sideways by injury she is clearly happy to be globetrotting again and winning tournaments. “I really missed doing what I’ve done since I was four years old and I really felt that there is so much more in me that I could bring to the court,” the 2 4 - y e a r- o l d t o l d R e u t e r s i n Taipei where she will play an exhibition match against fellow Russian and world No.4 Vera Zvonareva on Thursday. “(The schedule) is so much better than it was years ago,” she added, when asked about the demands on the serving shoulder that needed major

surgery in 2008 and kept her out of the game for 10 months, in which time she dropped to 126 in the world. “ We f i n i s h t w o o r t h r e e weeks before the men do. You can say that’s nothing but it’s huge in our sport, it gives us more time to take a breather whereas before after the season you could maybe take a week o ff . N o w y o u c a n t a k e t w o weeks off and not feel guilty about it.” Sharapova, who returned to the top 10 in March after reaching the final in Miami, was a semi-finalist at the French Open and runner-up at Wimbledon and recently won her 24th career title in Cincinnati. While she did suffer bouts of illness early in the season she has crucially remained injury free this year -- a major factor in her rise up the rankings. Now

she is looking forward with renewed optimism. “That’s what drives me, that’s the reason why today I find myself in that position and a position also to even do better,” she said. “I’d love to win Wimbledon again, that’s always a goal of mine, the French Open is one that I haven’t won but I feel like with every year I compete I play better at the French Open. “I have many goals and that’s what’s drives me to keep getting better.” With no dominant force in the women’s game this year, the path does seem open for Sharapova to add to her three grand slam titles, although the depth of the field makes it tricky. Three of the four grand slam titles went to first-timers this year and Sharapova dismissed any suggestion that it was evidence of a lack of top quality.

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Tennis great Maria Sharapova attends a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Sharapova and Vera Zvonareva are in Taipei hosting a tennis clinic for students and an exhibition match against each other.

Estate trial of Arturo Gatti resumes in Montreal Associated Press Writer

MONTREAL — The widow of boxer Arturo Gatti said she was tired of fighting her inlaws Wednesday as the sides continued to negotiate a possible settlement over his will. A sobbing Amanda Rodrigues said it was painful to have to relive their tumultuous relationship, day after day. The sides have been battling each other in an emotional court case over his $3.4 million

fortune. As she returned to the witness stand on the 12th day of the trial, Rodrigues said she’s had enough. “I’m so tired of fighting,” a crying Rodrigues told Justice Claudine Roy at the end of the day. “I’m tired of leaving (my son) Junior every single day at home, crying, coming here. I don’t want it to be like this.” The sides appeared less hostile to each other Wednesday than they had earlier in the trial. Both Rodrigues and the

boxer’s brother, Fabrizio Gatti, were more subdued on the witness stand. The trial had been suspended for a day this week while the sides attempted to reach an agreement. Carmine Mercadante, a lawyer for the Gatti family, said there could not be a deal until he and his clients finished discussing some issues. In the absence of a deal, testimony resumed Wednesday with Rodrigues being questioned by her own lawyer.

Small NBA meeting held, leadership talks Thursday Associated Press Writer

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Amanda Rodrigues, widow of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti, arrives at the Montreal courthouse on Wednesday, Sept., 21, 2011. The estate trial of Arturo Gatti has resumed, with both sides still trying to work out a deal.

NEW YORK — Staff members from the NBA and players’ association have met, and top negotiators from both sides will talk Thursday. A small group from each side took part over a few

hours Wednesday. On Thursd a y, C o m m i s s i o n e r D a v i d Stern, Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver and other top negotiators from the league will meet with executive director Billy Hunter, president Derek Fisher of the Lakers, who was flying overnight to New York, and

others from the union. Players and owners are still clashing over the salary cap structure as the lockout that began July 1 reaches an important stage. Training camps expected to open Oct. 3 would likely be postponed without a deal this week.


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Friday, September 23, 2011

Vettel insists title is not won yet Sebastian Vettel insists he has not won anything yet and claims he is in no rush to secure his second title as long as he manages to clinch it. The Red Bull driver has a 112-point advantage over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso with six races to go and has his first chance to secure the title in Singapore this weekend. Vettel made it clear on Thursday, however, that his goal is to make the best possible job this weekend, without thinking about the possible scenarios that would make him a double world champion. “Would, could, should... so far we haven’t won anything,” Vettel said in Singapore on Thursday. “We are in a good position but still have some way to go. We have to race and doing our normal job, try to achieve our best. “It is one of the most difficult tracks for cars and drivers, it is a long way to the chequered flag. “Obviously a lot of people talk about it, but certain things have to happen. It reminds me of the situation we faced in Abu Dhabi last year, where people came up every two/three minutes giving another option, what is possible out

of 1,147 options. “This could be one, that is not the objective or target this weekend - the target is to optimise our performance. “Generally out target going into this season was to defend the title. W are in a very good position and there is no reason the target should change. It doesn’t matter when, it matters that it happens.” The world champion said there is no added pressure to clinch the title in Singapore, but admitted he will go for it if he has the chance. “I think there is always pressure on me and us because we want to achieve our best every single weekend, and achieve our maximum,” he added. “If there is a possibility or a chance to win we want to go for it. I don’t feel any

extra pressure trying to win the championship here or win it in one particular place. We just have to remind ourselves what the target was going into the season, it was not to win the championship in Singapore, it was to win the championship itself.” And the German said it was hard to predict who will be strongest this weekend, but he believes the battle with Ferrari and McLaren will be very tight. “It will be a long weekend, a very long race, it is nearly two hours, longer than the other races we have during the season. Ferrari were competitive last year, we were equally matched but couldn’t get past on the track. Hopefully this year is the other way around. “On this circuit it’s hard to predict who is going to be competitive. I think we will be fighting McLaren and Ferrari, but Mercedes could have a good chance here. It is a circuit where the car is important but the driver can make a difference.”

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Sebastian Vettel

Lorenzo : Honda’s aggressive approach paying off JORGE Lorenzo believes the reason Honda is defeating Yamaha in this year’s MotoGP title race is because HRC took more risks with its 2011 design. The reigning champion thinks there were signs in late 2010 that Honda was poised for a breakthrough year, and suggested that its success drought since Nicky Hayden’s 2006 title had led to HRC taking a more aggressive approach than 2008-2010 champion squad Yamaha. “I think the Honda was extremely fast and very competitive from the last part of last year, and this year even more,” said

Lorenzo. “They improved one step at the end of last year, and one step more by the beginning of this year. “We won three world titles in a row, all three crowns, so it’s logical that we stayed a little bit more calm and didn’t take so many risks. “Yamaha have won so much and they’ve done a great job, but at this moment in this category [Honda] are a little bit further away at most of the tracks.” He admitted he feels fortunate that Casey Stoner’s championship lead is not larger than 44 points given how fast Honda has been this year. Lorenzo managed to interrupt Stoner’s

winning run and claw a few points back with victory at Misano earlier this month, before Honda struck back by dominating the most recent race at Aragon - leaving Stoner in a commanding championship position. “I think the surprise is to be only 44 points behind Casey,” said Yamaha team leader Lorenzo. “He has dominated the championship and he’s winning a lot of races. To be only 44 points [adrift] is not too bad given how we are this year.” Lorenzo now feels he needs a miraculous turnaround in order to retain his crown. “Our hope is that something happens - hopefully not bad for Casey, but to help us a little bit to keep on fighting,” Lorenzo said. “But if this doesn’t happen it’s almost impossible.”

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MotoGP Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain steers his motorbike on his way to finishing in third place during the MotoGP Aragon Motorcycle Grand Prix over MotoGP Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain at the Motorland racetrack in Alcaniz, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.


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