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Bollywood pays tribute to “king of romance” AP Photo/Gautam Singh, File

FILE - In this June 12, 2007 file photo, Yash Chopra, chairman of Yash Raj Films, attends a press conference in Mumbai, India. Reuters

MUMBAI - Movie lovers, Bollywood stars and well-wishers paid their last respects to film-maker Yash Chopra on Monday, a day after he died of multiple organ failure. Chopra, who turned 80 last month, was one of India’s iconic film-makers and was known as the “king of romance”. He also owned one of the industry’s biggest production houses and studios, Yash Raj Films, which recently ventured into Hollywood movie production as well. Chopra’s career spanned

five decades and his last film as director, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan,” Til There is Life, opens in cinemas on November 13, on the Indian festival of Diwali. On his birthday in September, he had announced he wouldn’t direct any more films. Chopra was diagnosed with dengue fever last week

and had been treated at a Mumbai hospital. Tributes poured in from fans and the film industry as people thronged to pay their respects at the offices of Yash Raj Films in suburban Mumbai. “My mind is filled with hundreds of private and personal moments that we all

Ellen DeGeneres to receive top humor prize in DC Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Jane Lynch and John Leguizamo are joining a lineup that includes Jimmy Kimmel and Kristin Chenoweth to honor Ellen DeGeneres with the nation’s top humor prize in Washington. The Kennedy Center is awarding DeGeneres the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Monday night. The show will be broadcast Oct. 30 on PBS stations. Star entertainers will deliver tribute

performances to salute DeGeneres. The lineup also includes Jason Mraz, John Krasinski and Sean Hayes. DeGeneres began her career as a comedy club emcee in her native New Orleans. Soon after, she became the first female comedian summoned to late-night host Johnny Carson’s desk to chat. The prize honors Mark Twain’s tradition of satire and social commentary. Past winners include Bill Cosby, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Steve Martin.

spent together during this large association with him,” actor Amitabh Bachchan, who worked on several films with Chopra, wrote in a blog post. Born in 1932 in Lahore, now in Pakistan, Chopra was favored by leading Indian actors, with his movies seen as a sure-fire way to become a hit with audiences. “They shall ever remain stored within us and like all other memories shall give value and belief to what we shared together,” Bachchan added.

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Protestors held rally in Renon to reject Governor Bali decision on issuing permit for managing Tahura Ngurah Rai to investor. Amidst the swift waves of rejection by the societal component, factions and leaderships of the Bali House against the issuance of the ecotourism utilization permit on the mangrove forest in the Ngurah Rai Grand Forest Park (Tahura) by PT TRB given by the Governor of Bali, the Bali provincial government event explicitly stated not to revoke the permit.

Permit of Grand Forest Park continues

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DENPASAR - Amidst the swift waves of rejection by the societal component, factions and leaderships of the Bali House against the issuance of the ecotourism utilization permit on the mangrove forest in the Ngurah Rai Grand Forest Park (Tahura) by PT TRB given by the Governor of Bali, the Bali provincial government event explicitly stated not to revoke the permit. Reaction of disappointment came from leaderships of the Bali House and various societal components because the Governor of Bali was assessed to ignore the people’s aspirations and acted arrogantly.

Deputy Chairman of the Bali House, Ida Bagus Putu Sukarta, on Sunday (Oct 21) regretted and deplored the attitude of the governor of Bali who was reluctant to revoke the utilization permit of the man-

grove forest on the investor. Sukarta decisively expressed his opposition to the issuance of permit and supported the position of factions in the House as well as the Chairman of the Bali House Cok Ratmadi who

also rejected the permit. The House planned to issue a recommendation in order the permit was revoked. “I strongly support what Chairman of the Bali House Cok Ratmadi said so that the permit is revoked,” said

Sukarta doubling as Chairman of the Gerindra Bali. He added the permit should be reviewed. Amidst the swift waves of denial against the permit, the governor should dare to revoke the permit and did not impose his will. “People of Bali want the permit to be revoked. Therefore, the governor should not impose the will. Never act arrogantly,” he said. Further, he said though the issuance of permit had complied with all the rules, but when people rejected the Governor of Bali should not

ignore the aspirations by hiding behind the legal compliance of the permits. “The government should not just hide behind the legality and compliance of the permit with the rules but ignore the people’s aspirations and the environmental damage that will occur. For decades, Balinese people have attempted to preserve the mangrove forest, why is it so easy to give it to investors?” he asked. Continued on page 6


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Prasanthi Gong, the winner of Bali Talent Show 2012

Prasanthi Gong Wins Bali Talent Show 2012 Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Bali Talent Show 2012 held by Bali Post in cooperation with Bali TV, Wiyata Mandala and SMAN 4 Denpasar senior high school on Sunday (Oct 21) took place lively. Dozens of participants from elementary, junior high and senior high schools competed to show off their talent before hundreds of spectators at SMAN 4 Denpasar. The event was getting more festive as it was jazzed up with student bazaar and healthy walk to commemorate the 30th anniversary of SMAN 4 (Foursma). Bali Talent Show 2012 was participated by 29 teams of senior high school and vocational school, 12 teams of elementary and junior high as well as seven teams of general public. The event was witnessed by the Head of Denpasar Education Agency IGN Eddy Mulya and Principal of SMAN 4 Denpasar Dr. I Wayan Rika. Participants showed off their skills ranging from Balinese Dance, musicalized poetry, bands, classical music, Balinese pop song, dance collaboration, magic show to new dance creations. The event was also supported by the Bung Karno Library Foundation, IKIP PGRI Bali and OSIS SMAN 4 Denpasar. Prasanthi Gong of SMKN 2 Singaraja vocational school came to be the first winner for the category of SMA/SMK. The second and third winner was respectively the

Grade X-8 of SMAN 4 Denpasar as well as Vico and Jung Is of SMAN 4 Denpasar. Meanwhile, the first, second and third winner for elementary and junior high school was respectively I Made Bagus Prima Ari Dwi, Chintya Pradnya Paramitha and Kathlene Trisha Sucipto. As for the general public category, the winner was achieved by Ponakan Theater (first), Putu Jason Mariand (second) and Mochtar Haris/Gilang Magic Place (third). All the winners would receive a trophy and a cash prize of coaching delivered at the culmination of the 30th Anniversary of SMAN 4 Denpasar on October 28. For the band parade throughout the SMAN 4 Denpasar, the winner came to Bharata Band. Meanwhile, for the Foursma Talent Show, the first, second and third winner was respectively achieved by Layonsari Musical (X-8), Ita Mahayati (X-2)

and Liberty (X-5). The Head of Denpasar Education Agency, IGN Eddy Mulya, highly appreciated the Bali Talent Show 2012 as a medium for young people to express their art and talent in particular. They were expected to make a performance in the talent show or even in the higher show. It meant that SMAN 4 Denpasar and Bali Post were not only concerned about the left brain sharpening the students’ intelligence, but also the right brain in the field of the arts. Meanwhile, the Principal of SMAN 4 Denpasar, Dr. Wayan Rika, expected the Bali Talent Show could become an annual event for the youth and students in Bali. His party would still team up with Bali Post to support the talent development of the young generation. (025)

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Rubbish transport by DKP stagnates Hitherto, a total of 20 additional rubbish trucks to reinforce the existing fleet of the Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Department (DKP) have not arrived. As planned, the fleet should have arrived early October 2012 to be further operated. Apparently, the delay occurred because the tender winner of the 20-truck procurement, PT Citra Daya Kreasi, was still arranging the administrative processes for the truck delivery. The Head of Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, Ketut Wisada, told Bali Post on Sunday (Oct 21). Wisada did not dismiss if arrival of the 20 trucks faced slight delay because the partner was still arranging the administrative process. After coordinating it, he expected the entire fleet used to transport rubbish would have arrived in Denpasar late October. “Yes, we expect that everything is clear at the end of October,” he said. Considering the number of rubbish trucks was not optimal, Wisada asked the understanding of city dwellers of Denpasar if the service provided was less optimal. For certain areas, he said, the rubbish transport did not run smoothly. “After the coming and operation of the additional fleet, we make sure the problem of rubbish transport will be resolved,” he said. On the other hand, the delay of the 20 new trucks just had an impact on the process of transporting the rubbish at some points. It happened because not all of the 32 existing trucks could be operated optimally become some units were damaged. As a result, the rubbish at some places should be transported till midday as at

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Holozination concert at Aston Denpasar

Arrival of 20 rubbish trucks delayed Denpasar (Bali Post)—

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Padangsambian, West Denpasar. One of the residents, Diah, complained about the trucks because it remained to operate up to 09:00 a.m. Aside from causing the delays in transportation, the presence of rubbish trucks until noon often triggered traffic congestion, too. Responding to the complaint, Wisada asked the resident to be patient and understand it. Due to restricted fleet, he said, his party was forced to implement a transport system divided into three rings, namely the ring one, two and three. Ring one covered the main roads, ring two covered the roads on the outskirts of the city and ring three included rural areas. “Due to restricted fleet, we prioritize the cleanup at the ring one. Having accomplished the ring one, it is resumed to ring two and three. Since all the trucks have to commute to the landfill, the handling of rubbish transportation lasts until approaching the noon,” he explained. With the addition of new fleet, Wisada hoped the rubbish problem in the city of Denpasar could be overcome. For the procurement of new trucks, the partner was said to still have time limit until December 2012. PT Citra Daya Kreasi had won the tender as proposing the lowest bid worth IDR 6.047 billion from the top limit of IDR 6.8 billion. As reported previously, Wisada said that Denpasar area ideally had 90 rubbish trucks to be operated. Meanwhile, the existing fleet was very far from such ideal number. Moreover, the existing 32 units of trucks had averagely seven years old and been out of order. Therefore, his party was going to propose new replacement and addition of fleet. (kmb13)

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The damaged trucks are seen on the yard of the Sanitation Department

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DENPASAR – Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center had his 1st Big Concert from Djarum Super Mild Holozination Concert “ A tribute for Dewa 19” on 20th October 2012. More than 500 fans were gathered in front of the Aston Grand Ballroom Foyer waiting for the gate opened. The event is colored by full of high technology effects that made surroundings even more impressive. It was started with the performance of one talented man that moved the crowd by his action on the stage with special effects support. Opening by Judika, known as the finalist of Indonesian Idol, as the singer and Ahmad Dhani who played the keyboard with the band took the crowds in the era of Dewa 19 was bornt. He sang few great songs from the era. Then followed by holographic effects of Mahadewi made the fans more curious and anxious to guess who will perform next. Answer is found, Mulan Jameela with her charming costume bang the stage with the

song “ Makhluk Tuhan yang paling sexy” The concert continued become more shindy and excited until late night with other artist performance such as Ari Lasso. Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center is a 4-star hotel that has the biggest convention in Denpasar Area. Located in the heart of Denpasar City, Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center offering best meetings facilities in Bali. Aston Grand Ballroom is available to cater up to 2,000 people. There are 13 more functional rooms that could cater from 20 up to 200 people, it is located perfect in the lobby area and level B1. Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center is the perfect home for leisure and business in Bali.

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Calendar Event for October 23 through October 27, 2012 23 Oct A nggar Kasih Tambir Pura Dalem Puri Batuan S ukawati Pura Dalem Kediri Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Desa Sukawati Pura Dalem Desa Singakerta Pura dalem Lembeng Ketewel - Sukawati Pura Paibon Pasek Tangkas Peliatan - Ubud Pura Puseh ngukuhin Keramas - Gianyar Pura Pemerajan Agung Ki Telabah, Tuakilang - Tabanan Pura Karang Buncing Blahbatuh Pura Dalem Bubunan Desa - Seririt Buleleng Pura Desa Badung Kota Denpasar Merajan Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa - Kayuputih - Turupinghe Pura Luwur Pedengenan Bedha Bongan - Tabanan Mr. Dukuh Sebudi Mr. Pasek Ngukuhin Keramas Pura Pucak Payongan Banjar Lungsiakan - Desa Kedewatan Pura Tanah Kilap Gria Anyar Denpasar Pura Selukat Desa Keramas Keramas - Blahbatuh - Gianyar Pura Dalem Tampuagan Desa Peninjoan - Tembuku - Bangli Pura Waturenggong Desa Taro Pura Dalem Bentuyung Ubud Pura Puseh Ubud Ubud Pura Dalem Peliatan Peliatan Ubud. 24 Oct B uda Umanis Tambir Pura Sari Bankar Titih Kapal Badung 29 Oct P urnama Kelima Aci-aci Penaung Bayu Pura Batumadeg di Besakih Pura Kentel Gumi Bangli Pura Pedarman Agung Satria Denpasar Pura Pemerajan Agung Pemecutan Denpasar

Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli Pura Desa Pemenang Lombok Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Gobleg Kekeran Mengwi Pura Suranadi Lombok Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh PenebelTabanan Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak Songan Kintamani Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Lebih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tulamben Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa S e l e m a d e g Tabanan Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja Pura Suci Desa Tianyar K ubu Karangasem Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani Pura Narmada Lombok Pura Segara Ampenan Lombok Pura Ularan Seririt Buleleng 7 Nov B uda Keliwon Matal Pura Desa Ds. Sukawati Merajan Agung Batuyang - batubulan Pura Pasek Gelgel Bebetin - sawan - buleleng Pura Maspahit Sesetan - Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek Bendesa Manik Mas Dukuh Kendran - Tegalalang Pura Panti Pasek Gaduh Sesetan Merajan Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Pura Pedarman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 17 Nov H ari Tumpek Kandang Pura Puseh, Pura Desa Kota Gianyar

Pura Luhur Dalem Sagenin Kediri - Tabanan Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tegal Gede Badung 21 Nov B uda Wage Menail Pr. Dalem Tarukan Linggih Pajenengan Ida Dalem Tarukan C emenggaon Sukawati Mr. Pasek Dangke bambang - Bangli Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja Gianyar Pura Puseh Menakaji Desa Peninjoan - Bangli Merajan Agung Blangsinga - Blahbatuh Pura Kawitan Gusti Agung Blangsinga Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Kawitan Gusti Celuk, Baler Pura Sada, Banjar Pemebatan, Kapal Mengwi. 27 Nov A nggar Kasih Perangbakat Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa - Klungkung Pura Tirta Sudamala Bebalang - Bangli Pura Paibon Pasek Bendesa Sangsit sawan Buleleng Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangi Dawan - Klungkung Pura Gunung engsong - Lombok Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar Pura Dalem Banyuning Timur - Buleleng Pura Dalem Pauman Batan Getas (Padang Entas) Titih Denpasar Pura Tengah Padang Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Gelgel Batu Dewa Kangin Banjar Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg di Desa Sande - Pupuan Tabanan Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Adat Pagan Denpasar Pura Hyangaluh J enggala Besakih Merajan Pasek Lurah Tutuan Gunaksa Mr. Pasek Gelgel Selulung Merajan Pasek Subrata M edahan Merajan Pasek Munggu M unggu Pura Tengkulak Tulikup - Gianyar Pura Penataran Badung D esa Ogang Sidemen

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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Most companies won’t be early adopters of Windows 8 Reuters

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FILE - In this May 12, 2011 file photo, a police officer inspects damage caused by an earthquake the previous day in Lorca, Spain, Thursday, May 12, 2011.

Scientists link deep wells to deadly Spain quake Associated Press Writer

MADRID — Farmers drilling ever deeper wells over decades to water their crops likely contributed to a deadly earthquake in southern Spain last year, a new study suggests. The findings may add to concerns about the effects of new energy extraction and waste disposal technologies. Nine people died and nearly 300 were injured when an unusually shallow magnitude-5.1 quake hit the town of Lorca on May 11, 2011. It was the country’s worst quake in more than 50 years, causing millions of euros in damage to a region with an already fragile economy. Using satellite images, scientists from Canada, Italy and Spain found the quake ruptured a fault running near a basin that had been weakened by 50 years of groundwater extraction in the area. During this period, the water table dropped by 250 meters (274 yards) as farmers bored ever deeper wells to help produce the fruit, vegetables and meat that are exported from Lorca to the rest of Europe. In other words, the industry that propped up the local economy in southern Spain may have undermined the very ground on which

Lorca is built. The researchers noted that even without the strain caused by water extraction, a quake would likely have occurred at some point. But the extra stress of pumping vast amounts of water from a nearby aquifer may have been enough to trigger a quake at that particular time and place, said lead researcher Pablo J. Gonzalez of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Miguel de las Doblas Lavigne, a geologist with Spain’s National Natural Science Museum who has worked on the same theory but was not involved in the study, said the Lorca quake was in the cards. “This has been going on for years in the Mediterranean areas, all very famous for their agriculture and plastic greenhouses. They are just sucking all the water out of the aquifers, drying them out,”

he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “From Lorca to (the regional capital of) Murcia you can find a very depleted water level.” De las Doblas said it was “no coincidence that all the aftershocks were located on the exact position of maximum depletion.” “The reason is clearly related to the farming, it’s like a sponge you drain the water from; the weight of the rocks makes the terrain subside and any small variation near a very active fault like the Alhama de Murcia may be the straw that breaks the camel*s back, which is what happened,” he said. He said excess water extraction was common in Spain. “Everybody digs their own well, they don’t care about anything,” he said. “I think in Lorca you may find that some 80 percent of wells are illegal.”

SEATTLE - There was once a time when the launch of a new Windows operating system was a huge deal for the technology departments in many businesses. Not anymore. Microsoft Corp’s release of Windows 8 on Friday is likely to be a non-event for most companies -- and some experts say many may never adopt it. The system may appear to offer something for everyone: touchscreen functionality for tablet enthusiasts, a slick new interface for the younger set, and multiple versions to make it compatible with traditional desktop PC software. Many businesses, though, say there is no compelling reason to adopt. Indeed, a large number have yet to make the transition to Windows 7 from Windows XP. “Windows 8 is, frankly, more of a consumer platform than it is a business platform, so it’s not something that makes any sense from a business perspective at this juncture,” said Doug Johnson, head of risk management policy at the American Bankers Association, whose members are among the world’s biggest technology buyers. “There is really no additional busi-

ness functionality that Windows 8 gives you that I see.” For most of the past two decades, that sort of comment about a new version of Windows might have set off panic in Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington, headquarters. Not now. Windows 8, in a stark reflection of how the technology business is changing, will rise or fall on how it is received in the consumer market. That doesn’t mean Microsoft executives are publicly saying they won’t be going after enterprise customers with the radical new version of its flagship product. “The lines between the consumer and the enterprise are blurring,” said Ron Markezich, head of Microsoft’s Enterprise & Partner Group. “Business customers are looking forward to Windows 8 because they don’t have to compromise between tablet and PC.” But Microsoft’s main goal is to show it can master the new touch-optimized, mobile forms of computing pioneered by Apple Inc and Google Inc. Its colorful, actionpacked advertising for the system are aimed at a young, free-wheeling audience, and its new Surface tablets are being positioned squarely as consumer devices.

Should Boy’s Genes Get Him Kicked Out of School? There are no longer summer camps geared toward children with cystic fibrosis. Though the genetic disease is not contagious, doctors found that children who attended the camps put each other at risk, spreading potentially deadly infections among their vulnerable lungs. With the lessons of those camps in mind, schools now take special care to separate children with cystic fibrosis. But the administrators of a California middle school have taken these precautions one step further, ordering a boy to transfer schools not because he suffers from cystic fibrosis but because he has genetic markers associated with the disease, a decision that seems to conflict with medical understanding of the condition. Colman Chadam, 11, was asked to leave Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto, because it was thought he might pose a risk to another student at the school who did suffer from the incurable condition, according to news reports. His parents are contesting the school’s decision in court, claiming that because their son does not actually have the disease he does not need to be

separated from children who do. Colman’s parents notified Jordan Middle School on a medical disclosure form that a test done 11 years ago showed their son had genetic markers for cystic fibrosis, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Cystic fibrosis is caused by defects in a gene that helps regulate mucus production throughout the body. These mutations can cause thick mucus to build up in the lungs, leading to breathing problems and life-threatening infections. Defects in the gene associated with cystic fibrosis are relatively common, with about 1 in 29 Caucasian Americans carrying the mutation, according to the National Institutes of Health. But because the cystic fibrosis gene is recessive, children have to inherit two defective copies, one from each parent, in order to have the condition. Laurie Fink, a spokeswoman for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research on curing the disease, said it is possible, however, for someone to carry two defective genes without showing signs of the condition.

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Bull race attraction at Lovina Bali Post

BULELENG - Attraction of the agrarian art locally known as Sapi Gerumbungan or typical bull race of Buleleng seems to regain its own home in North Bali. Earlier, farmers used to hold the bull race independently in the subak area. However, it is now held more seriously in the tourist area of Lovina. In conjunction with the Lovina Festival on Sunday (Oct 21), the bull race attraction was held and followed by the group of bull race aficionados throughout Buleleng. In that attraction was presented ten pairs of Bali cattle showing off their racing action in the presence of tourists. Those native cattle to Bali were presented by groups from Sawan, Banjar, Sukasada and Buleleng subdistrict. They were Gopala Jaya Group (Sawan village), Putra Gopala (Dencarik village), Eka Gopala (Banjar Tegal village), Witari (Bebetin), Surya Buwana (Panji village), Giri Lestari (Galungan village) and Putra Gembala (Kaliasem village). More interestingly, the attrac-

tion was warmly appreciated by foreign tourists who were spending holidays in Lovina. Even, they scrambled to come up onto the plow and then took action on the racing track. The Head of Buleleng Culture and Tourism Agency, Jro Warkadea, amidst the event said that Buleleng Regency had a firm commitment to preserve the bull race attraction as a typical agrarian art of Buleleng. As planned, there should be at least three parades in some parts of Buleleng within a year. “Aside from preserving the tradition, the bull race is also intended to give a different nuance to North Bali tourist attraction,” he said. (ole)

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A tourist participated on the Sapi Gerumbungan event that held by farmer of Buleleng Regency. The agrarian art locally known as Sapi Gerumbungan or typical bull race of Buleleng seems to regain its own home in North Bali.

Mepatung and Mebat tradition

A togetherness manifestation of Hindu devotees in Bali

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Adequately interesting activity on the series of Galungan feast day lies on the Penampahan day, the day before Galungan. On that day, there are two unique activities that have become a tradition from generation to generation of the Hindu community in Bali. The activities are mepatung and mebat. Both activities pose a reflection of sense of togetherness, mutual assistance and the familial relationship. Mepatung tradition is slaughtering pig activity where the flesh is then divided based on consultation and agreement of the group. This activity is adjusted to the affordability of group members. In other words, the group member is tailored to the size of pig that will be slaughtered. If the pig is big enough, then the number of groups will be more. On the contrary, if the pig is small, then the number of group will be reduced. So the portion of pork obtained will be not too little. Each group member will get the same amount of pork, both types of meat as well as its weight. Each group member will get one portion. Meanwhile, a member who cannot afford it, he will divide again his portion with other

member, so that he will get a half of the portion. The price will be adjusted to the prevailing market price. Determination of the group member is usually done long before the arrival of Galungan. The idea can arise from the pig owner who will offer his pig to be slaughtered together, while another can also emerge from a person gathering his friends to be invited to join the activity. After obtaining an adequate number of group members, they later find out a pig pursuant to the number of group members. Recently, a change occurred due to cultural influence, where the tradition of mepatung began to erode in keeping with the progress of time. Because of busyness, people sometimes do not have time to join in the procession. To get pork, they prefer to purchase in the market or in slaughter house. It is usually carried out by the urban community that has busyness. According to Jero Mangku Ketut Arthana from Tengah hamlet, Marga, Tabanan, the mepatung tradition was carried out because each oblation should be filled with processed meat, namely meat that had been finely mixed with sea-

soning such as pepes, satay, sausage and timbungan. Such processed meat was presented to god. The place of its presentation was adapted to local tradition. “There are people presenting it in guardian shrine or penunggun karang,” said Jero Mangku Sekalan from Marga. It was lying between trust and distrust, continued Jero Mangku Arthana, where the families who did not join the mepatung on Penampahan seemed lazy and listless. Unlike the case with those who joined the mepatung, their face looked happy. Their steps also appeared creative. Similar opinion was also revealed by former Chief of Ole Customary Village, Wayan Ranci. He said that mepatung could be carried out optionally, depending on the affordability of residents. Most importantly, when presenting the oblations, they had entirely contained processed meats. For people who raised pigs, they would not join the mepatung group but undertake ninggungin (roast suckling pig) on the Penampahan day. In addition to the party, the meat could also be presented as the offerings of gratitude.


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Worried about lake water overflowing again

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PAJU - South Korean police banned activists from sending propaganda leaflets across the heavily militarised border into North Korea on Monday, following last week’s threat of attack by Pyongyang if they went ahead. Police and troops blocked highway exits to the launch site close the demililitarised zone that separates the impoverished North from its affluent neighbour to prevent activists from launching balloons carrying materials denouncing Pyongyang. The North had warned on Friday that it would fire on the launch site close to its border if the leaflets were sent across the border. “(South Korean President) Lee Myung-bak woke up this morning and got scared of some immature kid

Singaraja (Bali Post)—

The water of Lake Tamblingan at Munduk village, Banjar subdistrict, used to overflow and submerge some houses in the vicinity is now starting to recede. However, residents are still living in refugee camp in the forest as worrying if the lake water would overflow again in the upcoming rainy season. was damaged after being submerged by the lake water six months ago. Similar experience was revealed by another resident, Luh Sariani. She claimed if she did not dare to occupy her house though the lake had considerably receded. She feared if the water would overflow again when it rained so that it could flood back her house as six months ago. While waiting for a better situation and collecting the cost to repair the house, she decided to stay in the refuge tent with her husband and children. Occasionally, he visited her house to clean up the courtyard. After that, she returned to her refuge tent in the forest. “As submerged for too long in water, the walls and timber turn decay. If occupied by force, we worry if an earthquake will happen this house can collapse. While seeing the situation, I live in the tent for a better safety,” she said.

Two people are tryng to leave their house during the flood cause by the overflowing water of Lake Tamblingan.

To be noted, since the lake water of Tamblingan overflowed, tens of household heads who worked as fishermen took refuge in the forest. Their house was submerged due

to the overflowing lake water was getting heavier. Until now, a total of 20 household heads returned to occupy their house as the lake water had receded since the dry season.

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Meanwhile, other eight families remained to refuge in the tent. They did not dare to re-occupy their house for fear of being submerged again. (kmb)

Regency Govt urged to realize Killed, alleged to be moratorium on hotel permit issuance swept away by waves on Lembeng Beach Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Temporary suspension (moratorium) on the issuance of hotel permit in Badung is asked to be realized. Late in 2012, the Regent of Badung was expected to have issued at least the Regent Decree for the matter so that the government and Badung House can immediately prepare a bylaw draft having more legal forces. A member of Commission B of

the Badung House, I Nyoman Satria, said on Sunday (Oct 21) that he worried if the rules on the moratorium of hotel permit was not immediately realized. It happened because unfair competition in the hotel business was increasingly apparent. Star hotels began to underprice their room because many travelers preferred city hotels that widely offered a relatively cheap price and better service. Not to men-

The newly developed hotel in Badung Regency

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tion the licensed hotels also competed against the unlicensed hotels or inns and villas providing low prices. According to Satria, it threatened the quality of tourism. The tourism of Badung in particular and Bali in general would seem cheap. “Therefore, we do hope the Regent of Badung should have issued the decree at this yearend to suspend the issuance of hotel permit. Furthermore, the Badung Regency with the House should prepare a bylaw draft on the termination of hotel permit issuance so that it will have a legal force,” he said. The Badung House, said Satria, would be ready to escort the moratorium on the hotel permit. Moreover, the number of hotel rooms in Badung was considered to have been overloaded. He added if the quality of the Badung tourism declined, the impact would be felt primarily on the welfare of labor force and quality of tourism human resources. Employers would hire workforce without qualification in order they could pay less. By all means, this situation would make the quality of Badung tourism increasingly worse. (kmb25)

Gianyar (Bali Post)—

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Residents stand in refuge tent

As monitoring on the shore of Lake Tamblingan in Banjar subdistrict on Sunday (Oct 21), most of the houses previously submerged had dried up. Nevertheless, a number of houses were already damaged, while some others were dismantled by their owner. Residents whose house was far away from the overflowing lake water had now re-occupied their house. Conversely, residents whose house was close to the lake were forced to survive in the refuge tent. A local resident, Luh Riami, told that since the lake receded she would like to re-occupy her house on the lakeside. However, she decided to stay in the refuge tent. She worried if her house would be submerged back as before. Moreover, the rainy season had been getting closer and it could trigger the overflowing lake water. In addition, she claimed not to have cost to renovate her house that

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A number of people visiting the Lembeng Beach, Ketewel village, Sukawati subdistrict, Gianyar on Sunday (Oct 21) were surprised by the discovery of a body floating in the waters on the beach. The victim was known as I Wayan Sujana, 45, a resident from Karangasem living at Griya Nugraha Housing, Benoa hamlet, South Kuta. Information compiled at location mentioned that such incident occurred around 07:00 a.m. As testimony of I Wayan Siarka, the victim floating in the middle of the waters was first discovered by local village children who were bathing on Lembeng Beach. Then, they immediately called out for a help to foreign tourists who were about to sunbathe and swim on the beach. Those tourists then pulled the floating man’s body to the edge of the beach as well as provided a help. Though those tourists attempted to give a help for several times, the body remained motionless. Instead, both ears of the victim bleed. The incident was then reported to police station. A number of police officers immediately came down to location. Chief of Sukawati Police, I Made Witaya, said his party was still making identification related to the incident. Further, the victim’s body was taken to Sanjiwani Hospital to be temporarily commended while waiting for the coming of his family. Police Chief said his party had performed external autopsy in Sanjiwani Hospital. There were no signs of violence found on the victim’s body. The victim’s family had been contacted and it was informed that so far the victim had no history of illness that could harm while bathing on the beach, explained the Police Chief. (kmb16)

(North Korean leader Kim Jong-un) and decided to stop us,” the event’s organiser Pak Sang-hak said as he confronted police on the highway. Defectors and anti-North Korea activists have frequently launched balloons carrying propaganda and cash across the border. Friday’s warning of a “merciless military strike” was the most explicit in months and the first since Kim Jong-un, believed to be 28 years old, took power in December 2011. South Korea had said it would retaliate against any North Korean attack, raising tensions on the border which separates two countries that remain technically at war because the 1950-53 Korean war ended with only an armistice. North Korea shelled a South Korean island in November 2010, killing civilians and prompting counter-fire from the South.

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Police block a truck in which North Korean defectors living in the South are using to carry anti-Pyongyang leaflets on a highway leading to the Imjingak pavilion near the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, north of Seoul, October 22, 2012.

BBC crisis deepens as new allegations emerge Reuters

LONDON - A crisis gripping Britain’s BBC deepened on Monday after it emerged a senior producer had warned the broadcaster could be accused of a cover-up when it axed its own expose into alleged sexual abuse by a one-time TV star. Allegations that flamboyant BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, who died last year, operated unhindered as a paedophile for years while working for the BBC have rocked the publicly funded broadcaster. Its new head, George Entwistle, is now under pressure to explain why the BBC dropped an investigation by its Newsnight programme into Savile last year. Mark Thompson, now the New

York Times Co’s chief executive, was in charge of the BBC at the time. In a programme due to be aired in Britain later on Monday, a Newsnight producer behind the investigation, Meirion Jones, said he had warned his editor that the BBC was at risk of being accused of a cover-up if it did not run the story, the BBC said. “I was sure the story would come out one way or another and...the BBC

would be accused of a cover-up,” he was quoted as saying by the BBC. Knighted as a “Sir” by Queen Elizabeth, cigar-chomping Savile was one of the BBC’s biggest names and most recognised television personalities, and questions have been raised about whether the broadcaster turned a blind eye to his activities. Police investigating alleged abuse

by Savile opened a criminal inquiry last week, saying more than 200 potential victims had come forward since an investigation by another British TV channel claimed he had preyed on children for decades. Rival commercial channel ITV broadcast interviews with women who said Savile abused them when they were as young as 12, sometimes on BBC premises. Entwistle is due to appear before parliament on Tuesday to answer what are likely to be tough questions about the case. The BBC has launched two independent reviews of the allegations,

one looking into Savile’s actions and another to investigate why the Newsnight report was shelved. It has not commented officially on the case, saying it would be inappropriate to say anything until the reviews had been concluded. The Panorama programme, due to air in Britain on Monday night, is expected to give details of how much information the Newsnight team had on Savile at the time. Veteran BBC foreign correspondent John Simpson said the BBC’s handling of the case was the worst crisis to hit the corporation in his almost 50-year career.

Gunman kills three and himself at Wisconsin salon Reuters

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A devotee of the Chinese Kathu shrine with his face pierced takes part in a procession during the annual vegetarian festival in central Phuket October 22, 2012. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums, and strict vegetarianism, celebrates the local Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.

MILWAUKEE - A gun man opened fire at the suburban Milwaukee beauty salon where his spouse worked on Sunday, killing three people and wounding four others before taking his own life, police said, two weeks after he was accused of slashing his wife’s car tires. The suspect was identified as 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton, a resident of Brown Deer, Wisconsin, who h ad been p laced under a restraining order and directed to

surrender his firearms to local authorities this month in connection with a domestic abuse case involving his wife. “We believe this incident was domestic violence-related,” Brookfield Police Chief Daniel Tushaus said at a news conference. All three of those shot to death at the Azana Salon & Spa were female, Tushaus said. Their ages and identities were not immediately provided, and the police chief would not say whether Haughton’s wife, who was a spa employee, was among the victims.

Haughton was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the crime scene, police said. The shooting marked the second outburst of gun violence at a U.S. beauty spa in a matter of days. On Thursday, a gunman opened fire at a salon in suburban Orlando, Florida, killing three women and wounding a f ourth, his wife, bef ore fleeing and committing suicide at a nearby residence. The suspect in that shooting had likewise been ordered to keep away from his spouse.


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Japan sees trade deficit in September on lower exports Associated Press

TOKYO — Japan reports its trade deficit widened in September, the third straight month of shortfalls, as exports plunged 10.3 percent from a year earlier. The Ministry of Finance said Monday that the deficit for September was 558.6 billion yen ($7.2 billion), higher than many analysts’ forecasts but lower than the $9.6 billion trade deficit for August. The ministry figures show exports to all regions falling, apart from a meager 0.4 percent year-on-year gain in shipments to North America. Exports to crisis-stricken Europe plummeted 26 percent. The strong Japanese yen has hurt the country’s export competitiveness, while demand has evaporated as growth slowed in most regions. Meanwhile, the country’s energy imports have risen following closures of most of its nuclear plants. In this Feb. 20, 2012 file photo, a cyclist passed by cars parked for export on a wharf at a port in Kawasaki near Tokyo. Japan reports its trade deficit widened in September, the third straight month of shortfalls, as exports plunged 10.3 percent from a year earlier. AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File

Malaysia zone woos Singapore firms Reuters

SINGAPORE - When Tastyfood Industries decided to boost production to meet demand in Africa and the Middle East, the maker of Mr Cafe instant coffee and Vitamax cereal did not expand its Singapore factory or another one it owns in Xiamen, China. Instead, it plans to close its Singapore plant next year and move up the road to Malaysia’s Iskandar economic zone, where it will set up a factory three times the size on low-cost freehold land and hire willing workers as cheaply as it can in China. “New generation Singaporeans do not like production positions as they are more educated now,” Tastyfood founder and managing director Joseph Lim, a Singaporean, told Reuters. “It’s not easy to manage a manufacturing company in Singapore

unless you are in high-tech, high value-added businesses like pharmaceuticals.” Singapore companies dominate the firms setting up factories in Iskandar, accounting for around 15 percent of the 32.7 billion ringgit ($10.7 billion) committed as of June, according to the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA). Firms from Spain, Japan, the Netherlands and Germany are other large manufacturers in the zone in Malaysia’s southern state of Johor, while companies from the United Arab Emirates are involved in housing and other property projects. Lim, who will keep Tastyfood’s marketing and product development operations in Singapore, said an average factory worker in Malaysia and China earns S$400-500 ($330-410) per month, less than half the wage in the wealthy city-state. Proximity is also key. The new Iskandar factory is just a 30-minute

drive from Tastyfood’s home base and major market, he said, against the four-hour flight from Xiamen. “Doing business in China also carries a lot of risks, although things have been improving there,” Lim said. Singapore manufacturers are not the only ones heading to Iskandar. Theme park Legoland and Britain’s Marlborough College chose Iskandar for their first forays into Asia. U.S.-based Simon Property Group Inc set up its first Premium Outlets shopping centre in Southeast Asia there through a joint venture with Malaysia’s Genting Group, eyeing Singapore’s affluent customers. “We consider Johor and Singapore our resident markets,” said Siegfried Boerst, general manager of Legoland Malaysia. “We are really convinced that the whole development of Iskandar will help to create major tourist destinations in southern Malaysia.” Being cheaper, and yet close by, is making Iskandar and nearby areas

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Legoland Parks’ Project Coordinator Stefan Bentivoglio of Germany makes fine adjustments to a lego model of Singapore’s Fullerton hotel and Merlion during a media preview of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya, in the southern state of Johor, in this September 14, 2012 file photo.

popular among bakeries, dry cleaners and other small and mediumsized firms that have shop-fronts in Singapore but do much of the work just across the border. Awfully Chocolate - a Singapore

cake and ice-cream retailer that has expanded into China, Taiwan and Indonesia - makes some of the items for the 10 stores in its home market at a facility near the state capital of Johor Bahru.

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Electricity need in Bali continues to increase sharply Bali Post

DENPASAR - The need for electricity in Bali always indicates an increasing trend. Even, based on the data issued by the PLN (Persero) for Bali Distribution, the sharp increase occurred only within the period of 6 months. General Manager of PT PLN for Bali Distribution, Ida Bagus Mardawa, recently said in Denpasar said the peak load in January 2012 standing at 590 MW showed an increase to 645 MW within just 6 months. “Without attempting to maintain the electrical continuity in Bali, it will be difficult to meet the demand for electricity continuing to increase,” he said. His party also continuously urged the public to do power saving, especially at peak load. Mardawa added that it should be attempted to manage the electricity in Bali professionally. In other words, the power should be built by Balinese people and intended for Balinese people. “If only expecting the electrical system from Java, it will be difficult. At least, we build the awareness of Balinese people to participate in succeeding the electricity saving through smart (prepaid) electricity product. It is one of the strategies to manage the electricity professionally,” he explained. When alluding to the smart electricity, Mardawa said that from the total customers in Bali reaching more than 850,000, now more than 280 customers had used smart electricity of PT PLN. “We con-

tinue to encourage customers to use the prepaid electricity system. With a service named Smart Electricity, customers will be invited to use electricity efficiently and without problems,” he explained. With the Smart Electricity, customers could surely more optimize their power consumption. Besides, customers did not need to deal with meter registrar every month and were not bound to the monthly electricity payment schedule. Inventory of the kWh could be increased unlimitedly and whenever pursuant to the needs and desires of customers. As known, currently Bali needed an alternative energy to overcome the power crisis peak load that had reached 645 MW and would reach 1,248 MW in 2019 with the assumption of growth demand of 9.2 percent. (kmb28)

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The need for electricity in Bali always indicates an increasing trend. Even, based on the data issued by the PLN (Persero) for Bali Distribution, the sharp increase occurred only within the period of 6 months.

Raditya Rondi claims win 2012 Coca-Cola Indonesian Championship IBP

KUTA - In an incredible climax to an action-packed final day of the Rip Curl Surf & Music Festival presented by Axis at Kuta Beach, Bali’s Raditya Rondi not only claimed his second consecutive Rip Curl Surf & Music win but his first Coca-Cola Indonesian Surfing Championship Men’s Open title, adding his name to the elite list of Indonesia’s best surfers that includes Rizal Tanjung, Pepen Hendrik, Made “Bol” Adi Putra, Lee Wilson, Dede Suryana, Putra Hermawan, and Marlon Gerber. The huge crowd that had been gathering on the beach since mid morning witnessed an epic battle as Darmaputra Tonjo and Raditya Rondi traded blows in a 30 minute final, where Tonjo had nothing to lose and Rondi had the 2012 championship to try and win. At the start of the day the pressure on Rondi was enormous, as he know he had to win first his quarterfinal heat, then his semifinal heat, and then the final, or two-time ISC champion and current number one ranked Lee Wilson would have the 2012 championship trophy and the big check for 100 million rupiah (almost $10,000 USD) in hand. But Rondi was clearly

up to the challenge, to the delight of his friends and fans on the beach that chaired him up to the podium. When asked the significance of his dual win today, he replied, “This is the biggest thing that has happened in my life for sure. It’s the biggest win, the biggest prize money, the biggest crowd, the biggest everything. This is the biggest highlight of my life! “ And how did it feel out there in the final? “In the last two minutes out there I was so nervous. Tonjo didn’t get the score he needed on his last wave, so I had to go over by him, hassle a little, because I knew how easy it would be for him to get the score if he got a good wave. I’m so happy now that it’s done, it was a long day for sure. Last night I didn’t hardly sleep, and I had a bad dream … but I’m so glad it was only a dream. Tonight

maybe I won’t sleep too much either, but that’s because I’ll go out party a bit then I’ll have a good sleep.” Rondi was crowned the 2012 Asian Surfing Champion in Phuket, Thailand in September, so it has indeed been a great month for that talented young surfer. Another champion was crowned as well, as Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea won her 5th consecutive CocaCola ISC Women’s Championship. Though she didn’t win the event today (she came in second place,) she was all

smiles. “I’m so happy…what can I say…5 times Indonesian champion, wow! It was much harder this year than in years past. I had to wait and see how Salini did, and when she didn’t make it through her heat it really put the pressure on me. Lucky I got a few waves so I won my heat, and got the championship.” Winning the Women’s Division was Thailand’s Annissa Flynn, who is the newly crowned 2012 Asian Surfing Championship’s Women’s Champion, at just 14 years of age. “This is my first win here in Indonesia, so its one I’ll always remember,” she said. “After winning the ASC Women’s title in my home country of Thailand, then to come here a month later and win my first Indonesian comp is unbelievable. I’m only 14 so to do all this in just a

short time is kinda crazy, isn’t it? I’m super stoked about it all.” In the much-anticipated South East Asia GromSearch Final, it was Koko Mitsua from Nua Dua going head to head with Raju Sena from Kuta. Swapping the lead on virtually every wave ridden, in the final minute it was Mitsua that came out on top and wins the coveted all expense paid trip to Bells Beach next year to represent Indonesia at the World GromSearch Finals. “I’m so happy that I won today, this is my best win ever, especially here in Kuta with everybody watching. To get to travel to Australia is a dream come true, as I’ve never been there before, and I hope I can be a good representative for Indonesia. It’s my last year as a junior, so it’s the perfect way to end it.” The day was wrapped up by a skate competition set up in a beachside parking lot, with the area’s best skaters competing for cash and prizes before heading over to the giant beachside stage where a night full of rocking music would finish off the epic weekend. Raditya Rondi IBP/Courtesy of Tim Hain


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Major US, Israeli air defense exercise begins Associated Press

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says its largest ever exercise with the United States has begun. A major air defense drill called Austere Challenge 2012 started Sunday and includes more than 3,500 Americans and 1,000 Israelis. The militaries are practicing their ability to work together against a range of threats facing Israel, the main U.S. ally in the Mideast. The military exercise was originally scheduled for April but was postponed at Israel’s request. No reason was given but it came amid growing talk of Israel preparing to attack Iran if Tehran does not cease its uranium enrichment program. The weeks-long joint exercise will test multiple Israeli and American air defense systems against incoming missiles and rockets from places as far away as Iran.

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Technicians work on the stage during final preparations for Monday’s presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

Final debate with 2 weeks left in campaign Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney confront each other on foreign policy Monday night in a third and final presidential debate, a must-win televised face-off heading into the final two weeks of the deadlocked campaign for the White House. Polls show Obama with an advantage in voter perceptions about which candidate would do best in foreign affairs, but Romney is expected to use the head-to-head meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, to whittle away the president’s edge. He has been hitting Obama hard on the administration’s uncertain explanations about what happened in last month’s attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Militants killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Iran-Israel tensions, China, terrorism and the war in Afghanistan were all subjects expected to come up in the 90-minute debate moderated by CBS News’ Bob Schieffer. Against the background of the debate, 41 of the 50 U.S. states are essentially already decided, and the candidates now are fighting to win in the remaining nine battleground states, including critical Ohio and Florida. The battleground states assume outsized importance because the

presidency is decided in state-bystate contests, not by a national popular vote. The system can, as it did in former Vice President Al Gore’s defeat in 2000, lead to a candidate winning the popular vote but losing the presidency. George W. Bush eked out a victory in the electoral college after the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the recount in Florida. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday showed Obama and Romney tied, with both candidates backed by 47 percent of likely voters nationwide. The poll was conducted entirely in the aftermath of the second presidential debate last Tuesday that Obama was perceived as winning following a poor performance in the first debate on Oct. 3. In the last such poll before the presidential debates began, the president held a narrow, three-point lead over Romney, 49 percent to 46 percent. But among the wider pool of all registered voters in the latest survey, Obama is ahead of Romney by five points, 49 percent to

44 percent. Looking at some of the most important demographic groups, Romney leads among men (53 percent to 43 percent), Obama is up with women (51 percent to 43 percent) and they are essentially tied among voters in the Midwest. With early and absentee voting already under way in many swing states, including Ohio, North Carolina and Iowa, the tight poll results indicate that the race could be decided by which campaign is better able to lock in supporters and get them to the polls. Monday’s debate represents the candidates’ last chance to directly confront one another before an audience of millions of Americans watching the televised face-off. Obama spent the weekend with top aides preparing for the debate at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin mountains. Romney did his predebate work in Florida, continuing intensive preparations that have consumed large amounts of his time in recent weeks.

Governor... From page 1 Meanwhile, an environmental activist, Gede Bangun Nusantara, deplored the attitude ignoring the people’s aspirations. He considered the Governor of Bali did not have a good will in managing the forest by delivering it to investor that was inseparable from profit orientation. “The governor ignores the people’s aspirations and does not preserve the environment seriously. If the leader of Bali is like that, Bali is getting closer to the verge of ruin,” he said. He cautioned the utilization of mangrove forests in the Grand Forest Park by investor should not lead to the cases happening to forest in West Bali a few years ago that continued to this day. Even, some zones were changed to build tourist accommodations. “Do not let the mangrove forest be converted because who will guarantee if the investors will not do it,” he said. Related to statement of Governor of Bali that Bali provincial government was incapable of managing the Grand Forest Park, Gede Bangun hoped it was not the trick the government to streamline the measures of investor. According to him, a lot of ways could be undertaken without having to hand over the mangrove forests and it highly depended on the investor and good will of the government. Firstly, the government should involve all societal elements ranging from customary villages, school children and university students, environmental NGOs, governmental and private agencies as well as others. Secondly, the fund of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the government and private agencies and state-owned enterprises could be directed to preserve the mangrove forests. “Importantly, there should be people who are willing to do dirty jobs like cleaning up the rubbish in the mangrove. Government can invite schools across Bali every week to clean up the mangrove forest in turns. CSR funds of private institutions, companies or state-owned enterprises may also be directed to the maintenance and preservation of the mangrove forest. They will be proud of doing something for their environment,” he said. Further, he said that to prevent the entry of plastic rubbish to mangrove forest, the rubbish coming from the estuaries and floodgates of Badung River and others had to be filtered by setting up multiple-stage filtration. For example, the first filtering used quite large-holed net, and the next net had smaller holes up to the smallest holes so that no more rubbish flowing to the mangrove area. “If such method is applied, the rubbish collectors or scavengers will gather in the area of filtering to take the plastic bottles. We can also move their awareness to clean up the plastic rubbish there,” he said. (kmb29)

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INDONESIA Homemade bomb injures traffic police, security man in Poso Antara

PALU - A homemade bomb exploded in a traffic police checkpoint in the Central Sulawesi provincial town of Poso on Monday morning, causing a traffic police and a security man suffered injuries, police confirmed here on Monday. The traffic police chief of Poso Police precinct, Adjunct Commissioner Abidin has confirmed about the homemade bomb explosion which occurred at 6.15 a.m. Central Indonesia Standard Time (WITA). The local traffic police and one of bank BRI security men who suffered injuries were identified as Brigadier-I Rusliadi and Akbar respectively. According to Adjunct Commissioner Abidin, Brigadier-I Rusliadi injured his hand due to the explosive fragments, while Akbar slightly wounded. Someone has allegedly put the homemade bomb during a police personnel rollcall at the police precinct office,” Abidin cited. “The culprit seemingly knows well the situation when the police checkpoint is being vacant,” Abidin explained. The police checkpoint is located near the bank BRI, Poso regent

housing complex and the Poso river bridge. “This morning, all police personnel attended a rollcall, and when Brigadier-I Rusliadi entered the checkpoint, the bomb exploded,” Abidin disclosed. Meanwhile, the national police spokesman, Brig.Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said that the police had questioned several witnesses and chased the culprit of the accident.

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The picture shows the explosion location at Poso. A homemade bomb exploded in a traffic police checkpoint in the Central Sulawesi provincial town of Poso on Monday morning, causing a traffic police and a security man suffered injuries, police confirmed here on Monday.

KUR empowers millions of small, medium businesses Antara

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This picture taken on October 21, 2012 shows an Indonesian worker is working at a workshop in a small entreprise village in Jakarta. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono boasted the credit scheme for small and medium businesses (KUR) he launched in 2007 had been able to empower more than seven million small, micro- and medium businesses.

YOGYAKARTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono boasted the credit scheme for small and medium businesses (KUR) he launched in 2007 had been able to empower more than seven million small, micro- and medium businesses. “And its progress has been very good since I launched 2007,” he said when officially opened the International Microfinance Conference here on Monday. He said total credits that had been distributed since 2007 had reached Rp87 trillion. He said the government`s KUR program has been successful with only small bad loans recorded and it has also helped the government alleviate poverty and reduce unemployment. “By empowering the people through the KUR policy poverty

and unemployment has been reduced in stages from 12 percent to six percent,” he said. President Yudhoyono said in addition to KUR the government has also carried out “my savings” program to encourage people to save in banks. He said he hoped through the program the low-income bracket would be included in a national financial inclusion system. Since its first launch in 2010 the program has registered two million new accounts with total funds collected reaching US$200 million or Rp2 trillion. The governor of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X meanwhile said micro-businesses have played a strategic role in the national economic development. In view of that developing them by opening their access to banks is very important, he said.


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Destinations

Tirta Gangga Park

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Tirta Gangga is a beautiful park with the huge water fountain and wide pond located at Abang Sub-district, Karangasem Regency in east part of Bali. Tirta Gangga Park is built in the year of 1948 by the Karangasem King of Anak Agung Agung Angluerah Ketut Karangasem. Before this park is found, there is big wellspring found in this area which the local society believe that this water come from the land is holy spring therefore they call this place is Embukan means wellspring. According to the local believe that this wellspring functioning as a bath place for the god and also used as drinking water for the local community from the nearest village. Therefore this wellspring is sacrificed by local people and keeps the park naturally. The King of Karangasem has got an idea to improve this park into a good looking and nowadays, it becomes one of the famous tourist destinations in east part of Bali. Tirta Gangga Park is also featured by the wide public pool with the cool and clean water where it can be used by everyone who visiting this place. It is situated on the foot Abang Hill with cool temperature in particular night time or morning time. The lush tropical garden are well surround the park and big fish ponds are running away at another ponds to give the impression for every tourist who pay a visit to this beautiful park. Some buildings and other decorations are intentionally made as according to the spirit from Puri Agung Karangasem (Agung Karangasem Palace), so it can be said that between Tirta Gangga Park and Sukasada Park (Taman Sukasada) which is located at Ujung countryside is a union. Tirta Gangga is strategically located beside of the main strait from Karangasem to Singaraja Town and it is just 20 minutes from the local town or 2 hours and 15 minutes from Denpasar Town. You may also join the exciting tour to the east part of Bali that we call it by Karangasem Tour and you will discover many places of interest in east part of Bali including Tirta Gangga.

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Howard shines in Lakers pre-season debut Reuters

LOS ANGELES - Dwight Howard saw his first action in a Los Angeles Lakers jersey Sunday, flashing signs of potential dominance to come during a pre-season loss to the Sacramento Kings. Howard, who the Lakers acquired from Orlando in a blockbuster off-season trade, registered 19 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in his first court time since he underwent back surgery in April. Los Angeles fell 99-92 to the Kings but the result was less important to the Lakers than Howard’s display. The new big man showed few signs of limitation as he ran the floor and dunked aggressively during 33 minutes of play. The Lakers were able to unveil their new high profile lineup of Howard, Kobe Bryant, newly acquired Steve Nash, Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace. Bryant led all scorers with 21 points as he prepared for his quest for a sixth NBA championship. The Lakers open the regular season against the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 30.

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Citroen driver Mikko Hirvonen and his co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen, both of Finland, celebrate on the podium after finishing third of the Rally de France, in Strasbourg, eastern France, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

Hirvonen clinches first Citroen victory

Mikko Hirvonen clinched his first World Rally Championship win with Citroen by dominating the second half of Rally d’Italia. The Finn had begun the event in an epic lead battle with team-mate Sebastien Loeb - and it was the world champion who stumbled, crashing out on Friday morning.

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Ford’s Petter Solberg was left as Hirvonen’s main rival, but the Norwegian was being left behind even before he too crashed later on Friday. Solberg’s exit completed a dreadful day for the factory Ford team in the week the manufactuer’s WRC exit was announced. His team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala had already retired from leg one after a pair of accidents on the same stage. While the chastened works drivers reflected on more chances squandered, M-Sport’s young guns Evgeny Novikov and Ott Tanak rescued Ford’s rally with calm drives to second and third places. That sealed a maiden podium for Tanak, and equalled Novikov’s WRC career best.

Hirvonen’s final winning margin over the Russian was 1m20.6s. Although Hirvonen had finished first in Portugal earlier this year, he lost that win to a technical infringement, making Italy his first WRC triumph since Australia 2011, just over a year ago. Mads Ostberg probably would have been second had he not suffered a differential failure on Friday. He charged back to fourth with a string of stage wins, then escaped hitting a rock on the power stage to retain fourth. Sebastien Ogier took a remarkable fifth in Volkswagen’s Super 2000 Skoda. As the World Rally Cars struggled with extreme tyre wear on Friday, the S2000s

flew, resulting in an outright stage win for Ogier and great times for his teammate Andreas Mikkelsen and Ford S2000 privateer Karl Kruuda too. Ogier could not resist Ostberg for fourth, but beat Chris Atkinson to fifth after a long battle was resolved when the Motorsport Italia Mini lost time with a puncture on the final stage. Mikkelsen meanwhile took seventh. Solberg, Latvala and Thierry Neuville - who had also been a podium threat before rolling on Friday morning - all returned under Rally 2 and took the power stage bonuses. As well as taking maximum power stage points, Solberg also salvaged ninth overall.

Lewis Hamilton believes he is driving ‘better than ever’ even if recent results have masked his true form. The Briton’s title challenge has been struck down by poor reliability since his dominant win in the Italian Grand Prix last month. The McLaren driver suffered a gearbox failure while leading in Singapore, rear suspension issues in Japan which limited him to fifth position and an anti roll-bar failure in Korea last time out that meant he only scraped a point for tenth position. This poor run has realistically eliminated Hamilton from contention in the 2012 drivers’ championship, but

he insists he will deliver on his form at the Buddh International Circuit this weekend. “I feel I’ve been driving better than ever recently - even if the results haven’t quite shown it – so I’m headed to India determined for another good result,” he said. “I think we’ll have a car that’s a match for the circuit and I can’t wait to get out there and start practicing on Friday.” McLaren’s constructors’ title hopes took a hit in Korea with Jenson Button also being taken out on the first lap, and the team is now 83 points behind leaders Red Bull in the standings.

But team principal Martin Whitmarsh is optimistic McLaren can recover some ground over the India/ Abu Dhabi double-header. “Our two weekends in Japan and Korea weren’t particularly prosperous. But while fortune certainly didn’t smile on Vodafone McLaren Mercedes during those two races, it’s proof if it were needed that no team or driver is immune from tides of good or bad luck,” he said. “Of course, luck flows both way, and I’m positive that, after two disappointing races, this next double-header will be a more profitable affair for Jenson, Lewis and the whole team.”

Hamilton feels he is driving better than ever

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Sacramento Kings small forward Travis Outlaw (25) goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) defends during the first half of their preseason NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Los Angeles.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sp rt Probable teams: Barcelona: 1-Victor Valdes; 19-Martin Montoya, 14-Javier Mascherano, 21Adriano, 18-Jordi Alba; 6-Xavi, 25-Alex Song, 8-Andres Iniesta; 17-Pedro, 10-Lionel Messi, 7-David Villa Celtic: 1-Fraser Forster; 2-Adam Matthews, 6-Kelvin Wilson, 4-Efe Ambrose, 21-Charlie Mulgrew; 33-Beram Kayal, 67-Victor Wanyama, 16-Joe Ledley; 88-Gary Hooper; 32-Tony Watt, 7-Nicolas Fedor

Marseille’s Gignac out for six weeks with broken foot Reuters

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FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi from Argentina, left, celebrates his goal with team mates during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

PARIS - Olympique Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac will be out of action for six weeks after breaking his left foot in their 1-0 Ligue 1 loss at Troyes on Sunday, the club said. “Andre-Pierre Gignac has suffered a broken metatarsus. He will be sidelined for six weeks according to the medical staff,” the club said on their website (www.om.net) on Monday. After two poor years at Marseille, injury-prone Gignac played a key role in his club’s six league wins to start the season, during which he scored five goals. Marseille were the first team to win their first six games since Monaco in the 1960-61 season. Monaco went on to be crowned champions at the end of that campaign. Marseille, who took only one point from their last three league games, are second on 19 points from nine games, behind leaders Paris St Germain on goal difference.

Celtic battling Messi and asked to woeful record in Spain Captains wear anti-racism Reuters

MADRID - Celtic will have to reverse a horrible record in Spain and cope with a Barcelona side fired by the scintillating form of Lionel Messi if they are to reap an unlikely reward from Tuesday’s Champions League Group G clash at the Nou Camp. The Scottish champions, second in the group behind the 2009 and 2011 winners after two matches, have never managed a win on 12 trips to the Iberian nation, slumping to nine defeats and three draws. Favourites Barca are unbeaten in 17 European home outings, winning 14, going back to a 2-1 defeat against Rubin Kazan in October 2009. Their Argentine World Player of the Year Messi, top scorer in Europe’s elite club competition the past four seasons, netted his 21st hat-trick for the club on Sunday in a 5-4 La Liga win at Deportivo Coruna. The unstoppable 25-year-old took his tally in 2012 for club and country to 71, leaving him only four short of the record of 75 set by Brazil great Pele in 1959. Celtic coach Neil Lennon, who played twice for the club at the Nou Camp and came away with two draws, knows the size of the task but said he believes his side is capable of preventing Barca from making it three group wins out of three. “I’m not saying we’re going to go there and get hammered,” Celtic coach Neil Lennon was quoted as saying in the Scotsman newspaper

on Sunday. “We’re going to try to get something out of the game, but we know how monumentally difficult that will be,” he added. “They can pin you back for long periods but I still want us to have some kind of outlet where we can get a foothold in our attacking half and create chances. “It’s do-able, it’s feasible. I’ve seen Spanish clubs do it and I’ve seen European teams do it. We’ll study a lot of footage and take it from there.” INJURY WORRIES

While Celtic are on a high after Saturday’s 5-0 drubbing of St Mirren, a performance Lennon described as the team’s best of the season, they have a number of injury worries. Midfielder Kris Commons has a hamstring problem, while Lennon said forward Lassad, who knows Barca well from his stint at Deportivo, was “a major doubt” with a groin strain.

Lennon’s Barca counterpart Tito Vilanova has his own selection problems, with a suspension for Sergio Busquets coming on top of injuries to centre backs Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique and right back Daniel Alves. Although Barca conceded four goals on Saturday for the first time since March 2009 - they were down to 10 men for most of the second half after the dismissal of Javier Mascherano - Vilanova did not seem overly concerned. “These players, with everything they have won, coming back from international duty and with only 10 on the pitch, they showed the passion they have to keep winning,” he told a news conference. “They showed desire when everything was going against us and I prefer to focus on how much Messi and his team mates ran around after having just returned from playing for their national sides.”

armbands in Europe Reuters

GENEVA - Team captains playing in Champions and Europa League matches this week will be asked to wear anti-racism armbands as part of a campaign against discrimination, European soccer’s governing body UEFA said on Monday. UEFA said it was backing a campaign by FARE, a Europe-wide group aiming to rid soccer of racism, in asking captains to wear the armbands featuring the words “Unite against racism”. Frequently criticised for not doing enough to stamp out racism, UEFA said 30-second video messages would be played on stadium screens before games, and teams would be accompanied by children wearing “Unite against Racism” t-shirts. “UEFA is committed to tackling discrimination in football and we encourage football fans to join us in our efforts to value respect for players, officials, opponents and fellow supporters of all nationalities, religious backgrounds, sexual orientation and ethnic origins,” said UEFA President Michel Platini in a statement. “For over 10 years we have worked alongside the FARE network and will continue to strive towards unity in football.” A UEFA statement added: “Forty matches across UEFA’s prestigious club competitions will reinstate UEFA’s commitment to ensuring that European football is free of racism, intolerance and xenophobia through a series of activities which will be witnessed by thousands of fans in the stadiums and millions more on television.” Critics have said racism will only stop if UEFA deducts points from teams or kicks them out of competitions altogether. UEFA last week fined Lazio 40,000 euros ($52,400) for racist behaviour by their fans during a Europa League match at Tottenham Hotspur. The UEFA initiative comes as England have lodged a complained that their under-21 players were racially abused at a European championship playoff match in Serbia. UEFA has opened proceedings against both teams.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Boca and River focus on derby after dismal weekend Reuters

BUENOS AIRES - Boca Juniors and River Plate will both be looking to reignite their season with a “Superclasico” victory next weekend after dismal performances in the Argentine league on Sunday. River lost 1-0 away to Quilmes, while Boca fans bayed for coach Julio Cesar Falcioni’s blood as he walked towards the players’ tunnel after 0-0 draw at home to Estudiantes. Newell’s Old Boys stayed top of the “Inicial” championship table with 23 points from 11 matches after a 0-0 draw at second-placed Racing Club on a low scoring weekend of action, which featured just 12 goals in 10 games. “The Superclasico is a good challenge to turn the situation around,” River coach Matias Almeyda told reporters. “Football always gives you another chance and we must think about what’s coming.” Falcioni, unpopular with a majority of Boca fans despite his side winning the title last December and reaching this year’s Libertadores Cup final, cancelled his post-match press conference at La Bombonera. Since playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme left Boca at the end of last season, their form has been poor and they have picked up only two points from their last four matches. Boca are fifth in the

standings with 17 points, while River are ninth on 15. The Superclasico, the biggest club match in Argentina, will be the first in the league for 17 months following River’s relegation last year, although Boca beat River in two friendlies in January during last season’s summer recess. River, promoted last June, will host Boca at their Monumental stadium on Sunday hoping they play as they did in their last home match - a 5-0 rout of Godoy Cruz - and not with Sunday’s lack of conviction. Uruguayan striker Martin Cauteruccio scored the only goal at Quilmes, steering the ball into the bottom far corner after a poor clearance by River defender Jonathan Bottinelli fell to him on the edge of the box. “It can happen to anyone,” said Almeyda. “We must support (Bottinelli) and think about Boca.” AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

Boca Juniors’s Juan Sanchez Mino right, gestures as Estudiantes de la Plata’s Leonardo Jara embraces him during an Argentina’s league soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. The match ended 0-0.

Falcao keeps Atletico on level terms with Barca Reuters

MADRID - Atletico Madrid stretched their winning run to matches and kept pace with at the top of La Liga damel Falcao’s brilkick snatched

seven Barcelona when Raliant late freea 1-0 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday. With the rain lashing down in San Sebastian, Colombia striker Falcao had an unusually quiet night until he curled the ball over the wall and into the net for a 90th-minute winner, his ninth goal of the campaign. Atletico, resurgent under Argentine coach Diego Simeone, have not won

AP Photo/Juan Manuel Serrano Arce

Atletico de Madrid’s Radamel Falcao from Colombia, right celebrates after scoring during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Real Sociedad at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.

seven La Liga games in a row since the 1991/92 season. The victory put them level on 22 points with Barca after eight matches but behind on goal difference. A jubilant Simeone, a fan favourite at the Calderon when he helped Atletico win the league and cup double as a player in 1996, described Falcao’s goal as “delicious”. “Falcao is training a lot to improve his free kicks and today you saw the result of that effort,” he told a news conference. Barca, like Atletico unbeaten this season, survived the dismissal of centre back Javier Mascherano and held on for a 5-4 success at Deportivo Coruna on Saturday with Lionel Messi netting his 15th La Liga hat-trick. Malaga stayed third on 17 points thanks to a 2-1 win at home to Real Valladolid on Saturday, when Real Madrid continued to claw their way up the standings after a poor start to the defence of their title. Jose Mourinho’s side climbed to fourth on 14 points after Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo scored in a drab 2-0 win at home to Celta Vigo on Saturday. In Sunday’s other games, Real Betis played out an uninspiring 0-0 draw at bottom side Osasuna and dropped below Real to fifth on 13 points. Michel’s spectacular long-distance effort three minutes from time secured a 1-0 success for Levante at Getafe which lifted the Valencia-based side to sixth. Espanyol secured their first win of the campaign and climbed off the bottom when Christian Stuani’s towering header in the third minute of added time secured a 3-2 win at home to Rayo Vallecano. Real Zaragoza moved up to 14th when they won 2-1 at Granada, who had midfielder Iriney sent off for a wild challenge in the 72nd minute.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sp rt Probable teams: Barcelona: 1-Victor Valdes; 19-Martin Montoya, 14-Javier Mascherano, 21Adriano, 18-Jordi Alba; 6-Xavi, 25-Alex Song, 8-Andres Iniesta; 17-Pedro, 10-Lionel Messi, 7-David Villa Celtic: 1-Fraser Forster; 2-Adam Matthews, 6-Kelvin Wilson, 4-Efe Ambrose, 21-Charlie Mulgrew; 33-Beram Kayal, 67-Victor Wanyama, 16-Joe Ledley; 88-Gary Hooper; 32-Tony Watt, 7-Nicolas Fedor

Marseille’s Gignac out for six weeks with broken foot Reuters

AP Photo/Andres Kudacki

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi from Argentina, left, celebrates his goal with team mates during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

PARIS - Olympique Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac will be out of action for six weeks after breaking his left foot in their 1-0 Ligue 1 loss at Troyes on Sunday, the club said. “Andre-Pierre Gignac has suffered a broken metatarsus. He will be sidelined for six weeks according to the medical staff,” the club said on their website (www.om.net) on Monday. After two poor years at Marseille, injury-prone Gignac played a key role in his club’s six league wins to start the season, during which he scored five goals. Marseille were the first team to win their first six games since Monaco in the 1960-61 season. Monaco went on to be crowned champions at the end of that campaign. Marseille, who took only one point from their last three league games, are second on 19 points from nine games, behind leaders Paris St Germain on goal difference.

Celtic battling Messi and asked to woeful record in Spain Captains wear anti-racism Reuters

MADRID - Celtic will have to reverse a horrible record in Spain and cope with a Barcelona side fired by the scintillating form of Lionel Messi if they are to reap an unlikely reward from Tuesday’s Champions League Group G clash at the Nou Camp. The Scottish champions, second in the group behind the 2009 and 2011 winners after two matches, have never managed a win on 12 trips to the Iberian nation, slumping to nine defeats and three draws. Favourites Barca are unbeaten in 17 European home outings, winning 14, going back to a 2-1 defeat against Rubin Kazan in October 2009. Their Argentine World Player of the Year Messi, top scorer in Europe’s elite club competition the past four seasons, netted his 21st hat-trick for the club on Sunday in a 5-4 La Liga win at Deportivo Coruna. The unstoppable 25-year-old took his tally in 2012 for club and country to 71, leaving him only four short of the record of 75 set by Brazil great Pele in 1959. Celtic coach Neil Lennon, who played twice for the club at the Nou Camp and came away with two draws, knows the size of the task but said he believes his side is capable of preventing Barca from making it three group wins out of three. “I’m not saying we’re going to go there and get hammered,” Celtic coach Neil Lennon was quoted as saying in the Scotsman newspaper

on Sunday. “We’re going to try to get something out of the game, but we know how monumentally difficult that will be,” he added. “They can pin you back for long periods but I still want us to have some kind of outlet where we can get a foothold in our attacking half and create chances. “It’s do-able, it’s feasible. I’ve seen Spanish clubs do it and I’ve seen European teams do it. We’ll study a lot of footage and take it from there.” INJURY WORRIES

While Celtic are on a high after Saturday’s 5-0 drubbing of St Mirren, a performance Lennon described as the team’s best of the season, they have a number of injury worries. Midfielder Kris Commons has a hamstring problem, while Lennon said forward Lassad, who knows Barca well from his stint at Deportivo, was “a major doubt” with a groin strain.

Lennon’s Barca counterpart Tito Vilanova has his own selection problems, with a suspension for Sergio Busquets coming on top of injuries to centre backs Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique and right back Daniel Alves. Although Barca conceded four goals on Saturday for the first time since March 2009 - they were down to 10 men for most of the second half after the dismissal of Javier Mascherano - Vilanova did not seem overly concerned. “These players, with everything they have won, coming back from international duty and with only 10 on the pitch, they showed the passion they have to keep winning,” he told a news conference. “They showed desire when everything was going against us and I prefer to focus on how much Messi and his team mates ran around after having just returned from playing for their national sides.”

armbands in Europe Reuters

GENEVA - Team captains playing in Champions and Europa League matches this week will be asked to wear anti-racism armbands as part of a campaign against discrimination, European soccer’s governing body UEFA said on Monday. UEFA said it was backing a campaign by FARE, a Europe-wide group aiming to rid soccer of racism, in asking captains to wear the armbands featuring the words “Unite against racism”. Frequently criticised for not doing enough to stamp out racism, UEFA said 30-second video messages would be played on stadium screens before games, and teams would be accompanied by children wearing “Unite against Racism” t-shirts. “UEFA is committed to tackling discrimination in football and we encourage football fans to join us in our efforts to value respect for players, officials, opponents and fellow supporters of all nationalities, religious backgrounds, sexual orientation and ethnic origins,” said UEFA President Michel Platini in a statement. “For over 10 years we have worked alongside the FARE network and will continue to strive towards unity in football.” A UEFA statement added: “Forty matches across UEFA’s prestigious club competitions will reinstate UEFA’s commitment to ensuring that European football is free of racism, intolerance and xenophobia through a series of activities which will be witnessed by thousands of fans in the stadiums and millions more on television.” Critics have said racism will only stop if UEFA deducts points from teams or kicks them out of competitions altogether. UEFA last week fined Lazio 40,000 euros ($52,400) for racist behaviour by their fans during a Europa League match at Tottenham Hotspur. The UEFA initiative comes as England have lodged a complained that their under-21 players were racially abused at a European championship playoff match in Serbia. UEFA has opened proceedings against both teams.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Boca and River focus on derby after dismal weekend Reuters

BUENOS AIRES - Boca Juniors and River Plate will both be looking to reignite their season with a “Superclasico” victory next weekend after dismal performances in the Argentine league on Sunday. River lost 1-0 away to Quilmes, while Boca fans bayed for coach Julio Cesar Falcioni’s blood as he walked towards the players’ tunnel after 0-0 draw at home to Estudiantes. Newell’s Old Boys stayed top of the “Inicial” championship table with 23 points from 11 matches after a 0-0 draw at second-placed Racing Club on a low scoring weekend of action, which featured just 12 goals in 10 games. “The Superclasico is a good challenge to turn the situation around,” River coach Matias Almeyda told reporters. “Football always gives you another chance and we must think about what’s coming.” Falcioni, unpopular with a majority of Boca fans despite his side winning the title last December and reaching this year’s Libertadores Cup final, cancelled his post-match press conference at La Bombonera. Since playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme left Boca at the end of last season, their form has been poor and they have picked up only two points from their last four matches. Boca are fifth in the

standings with 17 points, while River are ninth on 15. The Superclasico, the biggest club match in Argentina, will be the first in the league for 17 months following River’s relegation last year, although Boca beat River in two friendlies in January during last season’s summer recess. River, promoted last June, will host Boca at their Monumental stadium on Sunday hoping they play as they did in their last home match - a 5-0 rout of Godoy Cruz - and not with Sunday’s lack of conviction. Uruguayan striker Martin Cauteruccio scored the only goal at Quilmes, steering the ball into the bottom far corner after a poor clearance by River defender Jonathan Bottinelli fell to him on the edge of the box. “It can happen to anyone,” said Almeyda. “We must support (Bottinelli) and think about Boca.” AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

Boca Juniors’s Juan Sanchez Mino right, gestures as Estudiantes de la Plata’s Leonardo Jara embraces him during an Argentina’s league soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. The match ended 0-0.

Falcao keeps Atletico on level terms with Barca Reuters

MADRID - Atletico Madrid stretched their winning run to matches and kept pace with at the top of La Liga damel Falcao’s brilkick snatched

seven Barcelona when Raliant late freea 1-0 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday. With the rain lashing down in San Sebastian, Colombia striker Falcao had an unusually quiet night until he curled the ball over the wall and into the net for a 90th-minute winner, his ninth goal of the campaign. Atletico, resurgent under Argentine coach Diego Simeone, have not won

AP Photo/Juan Manuel Serrano Arce

Atletico de Madrid’s Radamel Falcao from Colombia, right celebrates after scoring during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Real Sociedad at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.

seven La Liga games in a row since the 1991/92 season. The victory put them level on 22 points with Barca after eight matches but behind on goal difference. A jubilant Simeone, a fan favourite at the Calderon when he helped Atletico win the league and cup double as a player in 1996, described Falcao’s goal as “delicious”. “Falcao is training a lot to improve his free kicks and today you saw the result of that effort,” he told a news conference. Barca, like Atletico unbeaten this season, survived the dismissal of centre back Javier Mascherano and held on for a 5-4 success at Deportivo Coruna on Saturday with Lionel Messi netting his 15th La Liga hat-trick. Malaga stayed third on 17 points thanks to a 2-1 win at home to Real Valladolid on Saturday, when Real Madrid continued to claw their way up the standings after a poor start to the defence of their title. Jose Mourinho’s side climbed to fourth on 14 points after Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo scored in a drab 2-0 win at home to Celta Vigo on Saturday. In Sunday’s other games, Real Betis played out an uninspiring 0-0 draw at bottom side Osasuna and dropped below Real to fifth on 13 points. Michel’s spectacular long-distance effort three minutes from time secured a 1-0 success for Levante at Getafe which lifted the Valencia-based side to sixth. Espanyol secured their first win of the campaign and climbed off the bottom when Christian Stuani’s towering header in the third minute of added time secured a 3-2 win at home to Rayo Vallecano. Real Zaragoza moved up to 14th when they won 2-1 at Granada, who had midfielder Iriney sent off for a wild challenge in the 72nd minute.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Destinations

Tirta Gangga Park

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Tirta Gangga is a beautiful park with the huge water fountain and wide pond located at Abang Sub-district, Karangasem Regency in east part of Bali. Tirta Gangga Park is built in the year of 1948 by the Karangasem King of Anak Agung Agung Angluerah Ketut Karangasem. Before this park is found, there is big wellspring found in this area which the local society believe that this water come from the land is holy spring therefore they call this place is Embukan means wellspring. According to the local believe that this wellspring functioning as a bath place for the god and also used as drinking water for the local community from the nearest village. Therefore this wellspring is sacrificed by local people and keeps the park naturally. The King of Karangasem has got an idea to improve this park into a good looking and nowadays, it becomes one of the famous tourist destinations in east part of Bali. Tirta Gangga Park is also featured by the wide public pool with the cool and clean water where it can be used by everyone who visiting this place. It is situated on the foot Abang Hill with cool temperature in particular night time or morning time. The lush tropical garden are well surround the park and big fish ponds are running away at another ponds to give the impression for every tourist who pay a visit to this beautiful park. Some buildings and other decorations are intentionally made as according to the spirit from Puri Agung Karangasem (Agung Karangasem Palace), so it can be said that between Tirta Gangga Park and Sukasada Park (Taman Sukasada) which is located at Ujung countryside is a union. Tirta Gangga is strategically located beside of the main strait from Karangasem to Singaraja Town and it is just 20 minutes from the local town or 2 hours and 15 minutes from Denpasar Town. You may also join the exciting tour to the east part of Bali that we call it by Karangasem Tour and you will discover many places of interest in east part of Bali including Tirta Gangga.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Howard shines in Lakers pre-season debut Reuters

LOS ANGELES - Dwight Howard saw his first action in a Los Angeles Lakers jersey Sunday, flashing signs of potential dominance to come during a pre-season loss to the Sacramento Kings. Howard, who the Lakers acquired from Orlando in a blockbuster off-season trade, registered 19 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in his first court time since he underwent back surgery in April. Los Angeles fell 99-92 to the Kings but the result was less important to the Lakers than Howard’s display. The new big man showed few signs of limitation as he ran the floor and dunked aggressively during 33 minutes of play. The Lakers were able to unveil their new high profile lineup of Howard, Kobe Bryant, newly acquired Steve Nash, Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace. Bryant led all scorers with 21 points as he prepared for his quest for a sixth NBA championship. The Lakers open the regular season against the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 30.

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Citroen driver Mikko Hirvonen and his co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen, both of Finland, celebrate on the podium after finishing third of the Rally de France, in Strasbourg, eastern France, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

Hirvonen clinches first Citroen victory

Mikko Hirvonen clinched his first World Rally Championship win with Citroen by dominating the second half of Rally d’Italia. The Finn had begun the event in an epic lead battle with team-mate Sebastien Loeb - and it was the world champion who stumbled, crashing out on Friday morning.

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Ford’s Petter Solberg was left as Hirvonen’s main rival, but the Norwegian was being left behind even before he too crashed later on Friday. Solberg’s exit completed a dreadful day for the factory Ford team in the week the manufactuer’s WRC exit was announced. His team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala had already retired from leg one after a pair of accidents on the same stage. While the chastened works drivers reflected on more chances squandered, M-Sport’s young guns Evgeny Novikov and Ott Tanak rescued Ford’s rally with calm drives to second and third places. That sealed a maiden podium for Tanak, and equalled Novikov’s WRC career best.

Hirvonen’s final winning margin over the Russian was 1m20.6s. Although Hirvonen had finished first in Portugal earlier this year, he lost that win to a technical infringement, making Italy his first WRC triumph since Australia 2011, just over a year ago. Mads Ostberg probably would have been second had he not suffered a differential failure on Friday. He charged back to fourth with a string of stage wins, then escaped hitting a rock on the power stage to retain fourth. Sebastien Ogier took a remarkable fifth in Volkswagen’s Super 2000 Skoda. As the World Rally Cars struggled with extreme tyre wear on Friday, the S2000s

flew, resulting in an outright stage win for Ogier and great times for his teammate Andreas Mikkelsen and Ford S2000 privateer Karl Kruuda too. Ogier could not resist Ostberg for fourth, but beat Chris Atkinson to fifth after a long battle was resolved when the Motorsport Italia Mini lost time with a puncture on the final stage. Mikkelsen meanwhile took seventh. Solberg, Latvala and Thierry Neuville - who had also been a podium threat before rolling on Friday morning - all returned under Rally 2 and took the power stage bonuses. As well as taking maximum power stage points, Solberg also salvaged ninth overall.

Lewis Hamilton believes he is driving ‘better than ever’ even if recent results have masked his true form. The Briton’s title challenge has been struck down by poor reliability since his dominant win in the Italian Grand Prix last month. The McLaren driver suffered a gearbox failure while leading in Singapore, rear suspension issues in Japan which limited him to fifth position and an anti roll-bar failure in Korea last time out that meant he only scraped a point for tenth position. This poor run has realistically eliminated Hamilton from contention in the 2012 drivers’ championship, but

he insists he will deliver on his form at the Buddh International Circuit this weekend. “I feel I’ve been driving better than ever recently - even if the results haven’t quite shown it – so I’m headed to India determined for another good result,” he said. “I think we’ll have a car that’s a match for the circuit and I can’t wait to get out there and start practicing on Friday.” McLaren’s constructors’ title hopes took a hit in Korea with Jenson Button also being taken out on the first lap, and the team is now 83 points behind leaders Red Bull in the standings.

But team principal Martin Whitmarsh is optimistic McLaren can recover some ground over the India/ Abu Dhabi double-header. “Our two weekends in Japan and Korea weren’t particularly prosperous. But while fortune certainly didn’t smile on Vodafone McLaren Mercedes during those two races, it’s proof if it were needed that no team or driver is immune from tides of good or bad luck,” he said. “Of course, luck flows both way, and I’m positive that, after two disappointing races, this next double-header will be a more profitable affair for Jenson, Lewis and the whole team.”

Hamilton feels he is driving better than ever

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Sacramento Kings small forward Travis Outlaw (25) goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) defends during the first half of their preseason NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Los Angeles.


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Major US, Israeli air defense exercise begins Associated Press

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says its largest ever exercise with the United States has begun. A major air defense drill called Austere Challenge 2012 started Sunday and includes more than 3,500 Americans and 1,000 Israelis. The militaries are practicing their ability to work together against a range of threats facing Israel, the main U.S. ally in the Mideast. The military exercise was originally scheduled for April but was postponed at Israel’s request. No reason was given but it came amid growing talk of Israel preparing to attack Iran if Tehran does not cease its uranium enrichment program. The weeks-long joint exercise will test multiple Israeli and American air defense systems against incoming missiles and rockets from places as far away as Iran.

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Technicians work on the stage during final preparations for Monday’s presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

Final debate with 2 weeks left in campaign Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney confront each other on foreign policy Monday night in a third and final presidential debate, a must-win televised face-off heading into the final two weeks of the deadlocked campaign for the White House. Polls show Obama with an advantage in voter perceptions about which candidate would do best in foreign affairs, but Romney is expected to use the head-to-head meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, to whittle away the president’s edge. He has been hitting Obama hard on the administration’s uncertain explanations about what happened in last month’s attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Militants killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Iran-Israel tensions, China, terrorism and the war in Afghanistan were all subjects expected to come up in the 90-minute debate moderated by CBS News’ Bob Schieffer. Against the background of the debate, 41 of the 50 U.S. states are essentially already decided, and the candidates now are fighting to win in the remaining nine battleground states, including critical Ohio and Florida. The battleground states assume outsized importance because the

presidency is decided in state-bystate contests, not by a national popular vote. The system can, as it did in former Vice President Al Gore’s defeat in 2000, lead to a candidate winning the popular vote but losing the presidency. George W. Bush eked out a victory in the electoral college after the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the recount in Florida. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday showed Obama and Romney tied, with both candidates backed by 47 percent of likely voters nationwide. The poll was conducted entirely in the aftermath of the second presidential debate last Tuesday that Obama was perceived as winning following a poor performance in the first debate on Oct. 3. In the last such poll before the presidential debates began, the president held a narrow, three-point lead over Romney, 49 percent to 46 percent. But among the wider pool of all registered voters in the latest survey, Obama is ahead of Romney by five points, 49 percent to

44 percent. Looking at some of the most important demographic groups, Romney leads among men (53 percent to 43 percent), Obama is up with women (51 percent to 43 percent) and they are essentially tied among voters in the Midwest. With early and absentee voting already under way in many swing states, including Ohio, North Carolina and Iowa, the tight poll results indicate that the race could be decided by which campaign is better able to lock in supporters and get them to the polls. Monday’s debate represents the candidates’ last chance to directly confront one another before an audience of millions of Americans watching the televised face-off. Obama spent the weekend with top aides preparing for the debate at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin mountains. Romney did his predebate work in Florida, continuing intensive preparations that have consumed large amounts of his time in recent weeks.

Governor... From page 1 Meanwhile, an environmental activist, Gede Bangun Nusantara, deplored the attitude ignoring the people’s aspirations. He considered the Governor of Bali did not have a good will in managing the forest by delivering it to investor that was inseparable from profit orientation. “The governor ignores the people’s aspirations and does not preserve the environment seriously. If the leader of Bali is like that, Bali is getting closer to the verge of ruin,” he said. He cautioned the utilization of mangrove forests in the Grand Forest Park by investor should not lead to the cases happening to forest in West Bali a few years ago that continued to this day. Even, some zones were changed to build tourist accommodations. “Do not let the mangrove forest be converted because who will guarantee if the investors will not do it,” he said. Related to statement of Governor of Bali that Bali provincial government was incapable of managing the Grand Forest Park, Gede Bangun hoped it was not the trick the government to streamline the measures of investor. According to him, a lot of ways could be undertaken without having to hand over the mangrove forests and it highly depended on the investor and good will of the government. Firstly, the government should involve all societal elements ranging from customary villages, school children and university students, environmental NGOs, governmental and private agencies as well as others. Secondly, the fund of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the government and private agencies and state-owned enterprises could be directed to preserve the mangrove forests. “Importantly, there should be people who are willing to do dirty jobs like cleaning up the rubbish in the mangrove. Government can invite schools across Bali every week to clean up the mangrove forest in turns. CSR funds of private institutions, companies or state-owned enterprises may also be directed to the maintenance and preservation of the mangrove forest. They will be proud of doing something for their environment,” he said. Further, he said that to prevent the entry of plastic rubbish to mangrove forest, the rubbish coming from the estuaries and floodgates of Badung River and others had to be filtered by setting up multiple-stage filtration. For example, the first filtering used quite large-holed net, and the next net had smaller holes up to the smallest holes so that no more rubbish flowing to the mangrove area. “If such method is applied, the rubbish collectors or scavengers will gather in the area of filtering to take the plastic bottles. We can also move their awareness to clean up the plastic rubbish there,” he said. (kmb29)

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INDONESIA Homemade bomb injures traffic police, security man in Poso Antara

PALU - A homemade bomb exploded in a traffic police checkpoint in the Central Sulawesi provincial town of Poso on Monday morning, causing a traffic police and a security man suffered injuries, police confirmed here on Monday. The traffic police chief of Poso Police precinct, Adjunct Commissioner Abidin has confirmed about the homemade bomb explosion which occurred at 6.15 a.m. Central Indonesia Standard Time (WITA). The local traffic police and one of bank BRI security men who suffered injuries were identified as Brigadier-I Rusliadi and Akbar respectively. According to Adjunct Commissioner Abidin, Brigadier-I Rusliadi injured his hand due to the explosive fragments, while Akbar slightly wounded. Someone has allegedly put the homemade bomb during a police personnel rollcall at the police precinct office,” Abidin cited. “The culprit seemingly knows well the situation when the police checkpoint is being vacant,” Abidin explained. The police checkpoint is located near the bank BRI, Poso regent

housing complex and the Poso river bridge. “This morning, all police personnel attended a rollcall, and when Brigadier-I Rusliadi entered the checkpoint, the bomb exploded,” Abidin disclosed. Meanwhile, the national police spokesman, Brig.Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said that the police had questioned several witnesses and chased the culprit of the accident.

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The picture shows the explosion location at Poso. A homemade bomb exploded in a traffic police checkpoint in the Central Sulawesi provincial town of Poso on Monday morning, causing a traffic police and a security man suffered injuries, police confirmed here on Monday.

KUR empowers millions of small, medium businesses Antara

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This picture taken on October 21, 2012 shows an Indonesian worker is working at a workshop in a small entreprise village in Jakarta. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono boasted the credit scheme for small and medium businesses (KUR) he launched in 2007 had been able to empower more than seven million small, micro- and medium businesses.

YOGYAKARTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono boasted the credit scheme for small and medium businesses (KUR) he launched in 2007 had been able to empower more than seven million small, micro- and medium businesses. “And its progress has been very good since I launched 2007,” he said when officially opened the International Microfinance Conference here on Monday. He said total credits that had been distributed since 2007 had reached Rp87 trillion. He said the government`s KUR program has been successful with only small bad loans recorded and it has also helped the government alleviate poverty and reduce unemployment. “By empowering the people through the KUR policy poverty

and unemployment has been reduced in stages from 12 percent to six percent,” he said. President Yudhoyono said in addition to KUR the government has also carried out “my savings” program to encourage people to save in banks. He said he hoped through the program the low-income bracket would be included in a national financial inclusion system. Since its first launch in 2010 the program has registered two million new accounts with total funds collected reaching US$200 million or Rp2 trillion. The governor of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X meanwhile said micro-businesses have played a strategic role in the national economic development. In view of that developing them by opening their access to banks is very important, he said.


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Japan sees trade deficit in September on lower exports Associated Press

TOKYO — Japan reports its trade deficit widened in September, the third straight month of shortfalls, as exports plunged 10.3 percent from a year earlier. The Ministry of Finance said Monday that the deficit for September was 558.6 billion yen ($7.2 billion), higher than many analysts’ forecasts but lower than the $9.6 billion trade deficit for August. The ministry figures show exports to all regions falling, apart from a meager 0.4 percent year-on-year gain in shipments to North America. Exports to crisis-stricken Europe plummeted 26 percent. The strong Japanese yen has hurt the country’s export competitiveness, while demand has evaporated as growth slowed in most regions. Meanwhile, the country’s energy imports have risen following closures of most of its nuclear plants. In this Feb. 20, 2012 file photo, a cyclist passed by cars parked for export on a wharf at a port in Kawasaki near Tokyo. Japan reports its trade deficit widened in September, the third straight month of shortfalls, as exports plunged 10.3 percent from a year earlier. AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File

Malaysia zone woos Singapore firms Reuters

SINGAPORE - When Tastyfood Industries decided to boost production to meet demand in Africa and the Middle East, the maker of Mr Cafe instant coffee and Vitamax cereal did not expand its Singapore factory or another one it owns in Xiamen, China. Instead, it plans to close its Singapore plant next year and move up the road to Malaysia’s Iskandar economic zone, where it will set up a factory three times the size on low-cost freehold land and hire willing workers as cheaply as it can in China. “New generation Singaporeans do not like production positions as they are more educated now,” Tastyfood founder and managing director Joseph Lim, a Singaporean, told Reuters. “It’s not easy to manage a manufacturing company in Singapore

unless you are in high-tech, high value-added businesses like pharmaceuticals.” Singapore companies dominate the firms setting up factories in Iskandar, accounting for around 15 percent of the 32.7 billion ringgit ($10.7 billion) committed as of June, according to the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA). Firms from Spain, Japan, the Netherlands and Germany are other large manufacturers in the zone in Malaysia’s southern state of Johor, while companies from the United Arab Emirates are involved in housing and other property projects. Lim, who will keep Tastyfood’s marketing and product development operations in Singapore, said an average factory worker in Malaysia and China earns S$400-500 ($330-410) per month, less than half the wage in the wealthy city-state. Proximity is also key. The new Iskandar factory is just a 30-minute

drive from Tastyfood’s home base and major market, he said, against the four-hour flight from Xiamen. “Doing business in China also carries a lot of risks, although things have been improving there,” Lim said. Singapore manufacturers are not the only ones heading to Iskandar. Theme park Legoland and Britain’s Marlborough College chose Iskandar for their first forays into Asia. U.S.-based Simon Property Group Inc set up its first Premium Outlets shopping centre in Southeast Asia there through a joint venture with Malaysia’s Genting Group, eyeing Singapore’s affluent customers. “We consider Johor and Singapore our resident markets,” said Siegfried Boerst, general manager of Legoland Malaysia. “We are really convinced that the whole development of Iskandar will help to create major tourist destinations in southern Malaysia.” Being cheaper, and yet close by, is making Iskandar and nearby areas

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Legoland Parks’ Project Coordinator Stefan Bentivoglio of Germany makes fine adjustments to a lego model of Singapore’s Fullerton hotel and Merlion during a media preview of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya, in the southern state of Johor, in this September 14, 2012 file photo.

popular among bakeries, dry cleaners and other small and mediumsized firms that have shop-fronts in Singapore but do much of the work just across the border. Awfully Chocolate - a Singapore

cake and ice-cream retailer that has expanded into China, Taiwan and Indonesia - makes some of the items for the 10 stores in its home market at a facility near the state capital of Johor Bahru.

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Electricity need in Bali continues to increase sharply Bali Post

DENPASAR - The need for electricity in Bali always indicates an increasing trend. Even, based on the data issued by the PLN (Persero) for Bali Distribution, the sharp increase occurred only within the period of 6 months. General Manager of PT PLN for Bali Distribution, Ida Bagus Mardawa, recently said in Denpasar said the peak load in January 2012 standing at 590 MW showed an increase to 645 MW within just 6 months. “Without attempting to maintain the electrical continuity in Bali, it will be difficult to meet the demand for electricity continuing to increase,” he said. His party also continuously urged the public to do power saving, especially at peak load. Mardawa added that it should be attempted to manage the electricity in Bali professionally. In other words, the power should be built by Balinese people and intended for Balinese people. “If only expecting the electrical system from Java, it will be difficult. At least, we build the awareness of Balinese people to participate in succeeding the electricity saving through smart (prepaid) electricity product. It is one of the strategies to manage the electricity professionally,” he explained. When alluding to the smart electricity, Mardawa said that from the total customers in Bali reaching more than 850,000, now more than 280 customers had used smart electricity of PT PLN. “We con-

tinue to encourage customers to use the prepaid electricity system. With a service named Smart Electricity, customers will be invited to use electricity efficiently and without problems,” he explained. With the Smart Electricity, customers could surely more optimize their power consumption. Besides, customers did not need to deal with meter registrar every month and were not bound to the monthly electricity payment schedule. Inventory of the kWh could be increased unlimitedly and whenever pursuant to the needs and desires of customers. As known, currently Bali needed an alternative energy to overcome the power crisis peak load that had reached 645 MW and would reach 1,248 MW in 2019 with the assumption of growth demand of 9.2 percent. (kmb28)

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The need for electricity in Bali always indicates an increasing trend. Even, based on the data issued by the PLN (Persero) for Bali Distribution, the sharp increase occurred only within the period of 6 months.

Raditya Rondi claims win 2012 Coca-Cola Indonesian Championship IBP

KUTA - In an incredible climax to an action-packed final day of the Rip Curl Surf & Music Festival presented by Axis at Kuta Beach, Bali’s Raditya Rondi not only claimed his second consecutive Rip Curl Surf & Music win but his first Coca-Cola Indonesian Surfing Championship Men’s Open title, adding his name to the elite list of Indonesia’s best surfers that includes Rizal Tanjung, Pepen Hendrik, Made “Bol” Adi Putra, Lee Wilson, Dede Suryana, Putra Hermawan, and Marlon Gerber. The huge crowd that had been gathering on the beach since mid morning witnessed an epic battle as Darmaputra Tonjo and Raditya Rondi traded blows in a 30 minute final, where Tonjo had nothing to lose and Rondi had the 2012 championship to try and win. At the start of the day the pressure on Rondi was enormous, as he know he had to win first his quarterfinal heat, then his semifinal heat, and then the final, or two-time ISC champion and current number one ranked Lee Wilson would have the 2012 championship trophy and the big check for 100 million rupiah (almost $10,000 USD) in hand. But Rondi was clearly

up to the challenge, to the delight of his friends and fans on the beach that chaired him up to the podium. When asked the significance of his dual win today, he replied, “This is the biggest thing that has happened in my life for sure. It’s the biggest win, the biggest prize money, the biggest crowd, the biggest everything. This is the biggest highlight of my life! “ And how did it feel out there in the final? “In the last two minutes out there I was so nervous. Tonjo didn’t get the score he needed on his last wave, so I had to go over by him, hassle a little, because I knew how easy it would be for him to get the score if he got a good wave. I’m so happy now that it’s done, it was a long day for sure. Last night I didn’t hardly sleep, and I had a bad dream … but I’m so glad it was only a dream. Tonight

maybe I won’t sleep too much either, but that’s because I’ll go out party a bit then I’ll have a good sleep.” Rondi was crowned the 2012 Asian Surfing Champion in Phuket, Thailand in September, so it has indeed been a great month for that talented young surfer. Another champion was crowned as well, as Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea won her 5th consecutive CocaCola ISC Women’s Championship. Though she didn’t win the event today (she came in second place,) she was all

smiles. “I’m so happy…what can I say…5 times Indonesian champion, wow! It was much harder this year than in years past. I had to wait and see how Salini did, and when she didn’t make it through her heat it really put the pressure on me. Lucky I got a few waves so I won my heat, and got the championship.” Winning the Women’s Division was Thailand’s Annissa Flynn, who is the newly crowned 2012 Asian Surfing Championship’s Women’s Champion, at just 14 years of age. “This is my first win here in Indonesia, so its one I’ll always remember,” she said. “After winning the ASC Women’s title in my home country of Thailand, then to come here a month later and win my first Indonesian comp is unbelievable. I’m only 14 so to do all this in just a

short time is kinda crazy, isn’t it? I’m super stoked about it all.” In the much-anticipated South East Asia GromSearch Final, it was Koko Mitsua from Nua Dua going head to head with Raju Sena from Kuta. Swapping the lead on virtually every wave ridden, in the final minute it was Mitsua that came out on top and wins the coveted all expense paid trip to Bells Beach next year to represent Indonesia at the World GromSearch Finals. “I’m so happy that I won today, this is my best win ever, especially here in Kuta with everybody watching. To get to travel to Australia is a dream come true, as I’ve never been there before, and I hope I can be a good representative for Indonesia. It’s my last year as a junior, so it’s the perfect way to end it.” The day was wrapped up by a skate competition set up in a beachside parking lot, with the area’s best skaters competing for cash and prizes before heading over to the giant beachside stage where a night full of rocking music would finish off the epic weekend. Raditya Rondi IBP/Courtesy of Tim Hain


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Worried about lake water overflowing again

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PAJU - South Korean police banned activists from sending propaganda leaflets across the heavily militarised border into North Korea on Monday, following last week’s threat of attack by Pyongyang if they went ahead. Police and troops blocked highway exits to the launch site close the demililitarised zone that separates the impoverished North from its affluent neighbour to prevent activists from launching balloons carrying materials denouncing Pyongyang. The North had warned on Friday that it would fire on the launch site close to its border if the leaflets were sent across the border. “(South Korean President) Lee Myung-bak woke up this morning and got scared of some immature kid

Singaraja (Bali Post)—

The water of Lake Tamblingan at Munduk village, Banjar subdistrict, used to overflow and submerge some houses in the vicinity is now starting to recede. However, residents are still living in refugee camp in the forest as worrying if the lake water would overflow again in the upcoming rainy season. was damaged after being submerged by the lake water six months ago. Similar experience was revealed by another resident, Luh Sariani. She claimed if she did not dare to occupy her house though the lake had considerably receded. She feared if the water would overflow again when it rained so that it could flood back her house as six months ago. While waiting for a better situation and collecting the cost to repair the house, she decided to stay in the refuge tent with her husband and children. Occasionally, he visited her house to clean up the courtyard. After that, she returned to her refuge tent in the forest. “As submerged for too long in water, the walls and timber turn decay. If occupied by force, we worry if an earthquake will happen this house can collapse. While seeing the situation, I live in the tent for a better safety,” she said.

Two people are tryng to leave their house during the flood cause by the overflowing water of Lake Tamblingan.

To be noted, since the lake water of Tamblingan overflowed, tens of household heads who worked as fishermen took refuge in the forest. Their house was submerged due

to the overflowing lake water was getting heavier. Until now, a total of 20 household heads returned to occupy their house as the lake water had receded since the dry season.

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Meanwhile, other eight families remained to refuge in the tent. They did not dare to re-occupy their house for fear of being submerged again. (kmb)

Regency Govt urged to realize Killed, alleged to be moratorium on hotel permit issuance swept away by waves on Lembeng Beach Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Temporary suspension (moratorium) on the issuance of hotel permit in Badung is asked to be realized. Late in 2012, the Regent of Badung was expected to have issued at least the Regent Decree for the matter so that the government and Badung House can immediately prepare a bylaw draft having more legal forces. A member of Commission B of

the Badung House, I Nyoman Satria, said on Sunday (Oct 21) that he worried if the rules on the moratorium of hotel permit was not immediately realized. It happened because unfair competition in the hotel business was increasingly apparent. Star hotels began to underprice their room because many travelers preferred city hotels that widely offered a relatively cheap price and better service. Not to men-

The newly developed hotel in Badung Regency

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tion the licensed hotels also competed against the unlicensed hotels or inns and villas providing low prices. According to Satria, it threatened the quality of tourism. The tourism of Badung in particular and Bali in general would seem cheap. “Therefore, we do hope the Regent of Badung should have issued the decree at this yearend to suspend the issuance of hotel permit. Furthermore, the Badung Regency with the House should prepare a bylaw draft on the termination of hotel permit issuance so that it will have a legal force,” he said. The Badung House, said Satria, would be ready to escort the moratorium on the hotel permit. Moreover, the number of hotel rooms in Badung was considered to have been overloaded. He added if the quality of the Badung tourism declined, the impact would be felt primarily on the welfare of labor force and quality of tourism human resources. Employers would hire workforce without qualification in order they could pay less. By all means, this situation would make the quality of Badung tourism increasingly worse. (kmb25)

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Residents stand in refuge tent

As monitoring on the shore of Lake Tamblingan in Banjar subdistrict on Sunday (Oct 21), most of the houses previously submerged had dried up. Nevertheless, a number of houses were already damaged, while some others were dismantled by their owner. Residents whose house was far away from the overflowing lake water had now re-occupied their house. Conversely, residents whose house was close to the lake were forced to survive in the refuge tent. A local resident, Luh Riami, told that since the lake receded she would like to re-occupy her house on the lakeside. However, she decided to stay in the refuge tent. She worried if her house would be submerged back as before. Moreover, the rainy season had been getting closer and it could trigger the overflowing lake water. In addition, she claimed not to have cost to renovate her house that

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A number of people visiting the Lembeng Beach, Ketewel village, Sukawati subdistrict, Gianyar on Sunday (Oct 21) were surprised by the discovery of a body floating in the waters on the beach. The victim was known as I Wayan Sujana, 45, a resident from Karangasem living at Griya Nugraha Housing, Benoa hamlet, South Kuta. Information compiled at location mentioned that such incident occurred around 07:00 a.m. As testimony of I Wayan Siarka, the victim floating in the middle of the waters was first discovered by local village children who were bathing on Lembeng Beach. Then, they immediately called out for a help to foreign tourists who were about to sunbathe and swim on the beach. Those tourists then pulled the floating man’s body to the edge of the beach as well as provided a help. Though those tourists attempted to give a help for several times, the body remained motionless. Instead, both ears of the victim bleed. The incident was then reported to police station. A number of police officers immediately came down to location. Chief of Sukawati Police, I Made Witaya, said his party was still making identification related to the incident. Further, the victim’s body was taken to Sanjiwani Hospital to be temporarily commended while waiting for the coming of his family. Police Chief said his party had performed external autopsy in Sanjiwani Hospital. There were no signs of violence found on the victim’s body. The victim’s family had been contacted and it was informed that so far the victim had no history of illness that could harm while bathing on the beach, explained the Police Chief. (kmb16)

(North Korean leader Kim Jong-un) and decided to stop us,” the event’s organiser Pak Sang-hak said as he confronted police on the highway. Defectors and anti-North Korea activists have frequently launched balloons carrying propaganda and cash across the border. Friday’s warning of a “merciless military strike” was the most explicit in months and the first since Kim Jong-un, believed to be 28 years old, took power in December 2011. South Korea had said it would retaliate against any North Korean attack, raising tensions on the border which separates two countries that remain technically at war because the 1950-53 Korean war ended with only an armistice. North Korea shelled a South Korean island in November 2010, killing civilians and prompting counter-fire from the South.

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Police block a truck in which North Korean defectors living in the South are using to carry anti-Pyongyang leaflets on a highway leading to the Imjingak pavilion near the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, north of Seoul, October 22, 2012.

BBC crisis deepens as new allegations emerge Reuters

LONDON - A crisis gripping Britain’s BBC deepened on Monday after it emerged a senior producer had warned the broadcaster could be accused of a cover-up when it axed its own expose into alleged sexual abuse by a one-time TV star. Allegations that flamboyant BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, who died last year, operated unhindered as a paedophile for years while working for the BBC have rocked the publicly funded broadcaster. Its new head, George Entwistle, is now under pressure to explain why the BBC dropped an investigation by its Newsnight programme into Savile last year. Mark Thompson, now the New

York Times Co’s chief executive, was in charge of the BBC at the time. In a programme due to be aired in Britain later on Monday, a Newsnight producer behind the investigation, Meirion Jones, said he had warned his editor that the BBC was at risk of being accused of a cover-up if it did not run the story, the BBC said. “I was sure the story would come out one way or another and...the BBC

would be accused of a cover-up,” he was quoted as saying by the BBC. Knighted as a “Sir” by Queen Elizabeth, cigar-chomping Savile was one of the BBC’s biggest names and most recognised television personalities, and questions have been raised about whether the broadcaster turned a blind eye to his activities. Police investigating alleged abuse

by Savile opened a criminal inquiry last week, saying more than 200 potential victims had come forward since an investigation by another British TV channel claimed he had preyed on children for decades. Rival commercial channel ITV broadcast interviews with women who said Savile abused them when they were as young as 12, sometimes on BBC premises. Entwistle is due to appear before parliament on Tuesday to answer what are likely to be tough questions about the case. The BBC has launched two independent reviews of the allegations,

one looking into Savile’s actions and another to investigate why the Newsnight report was shelved. It has not commented officially on the case, saying it would be inappropriate to say anything until the reviews had been concluded. The Panorama programme, due to air in Britain on Monday night, is expected to give details of how much information the Newsnight team had on Savile at the time. Veteran BBC foreign correspondent John Simpson said the BBC’s handling of the case was the worst crisis to hit the corporation in his almost 50-year career.

Gunman kills three and himself at Wisconsin salon Reuters

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A devotee of the Chinese Kathu shrine with his face pierced takes part in a procession during the annual vegetarian festival in central Phuket October 22, 2012. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums, and strict vegetarianism, celebrates the local Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.

MILWAUKEE - A gun man opened fire at the suburban Milwaukee beauty salon where his spouse worked on Sunday, killing three people and wounding four others before taking his own life, police said, two weeks after he was accused of slashing his wife’s car tires. The suspect was identified as 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton, a resident of Brown Deer, Wisconsin, who h ad been p laced under a restraining order and directed to

surrender his firearms to local authorities this month in connection with a domestic abuse case involving his wife. “We believe this incident was domestic violence-related,” Brookfield Police Chief Daniel Tushaus said at a news conference. All three of those shot to death at the Azana Salon & Spa were female, Tushaus said. Their ages and identities were not immediately provided, and the police chief would not say whether Haughton’s wife, who was a spa employee, was among the victims.

Haughton was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the crime scene, police said. The shooting marked the second outburst of gun violence at a U.S. beauty spa in a matter of days. On Thursday, a gunman opened fire at a salon in suburban Orlando, Florida, killing three women and wounding a f ourth, his wife, bef ore fleeing and committing suicide at a nearby residence. The suspect in that shooting had likewise been ordered to keep away from his spouse.


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Most companies won’t be early adopters of Windows 8 Reuters

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FILE - In this May 12, 2011 file photo, a police officer inspects damage caused by an earthquake the previous day in Lorca, Spain, Thursday, May 12, 2011.

Scientists link deep wells to deadly Spain quake Associated Press Writer

MADRID — Farmers drilling ever deeper wells over decades to water their crops likely contributed to a deadly earthquake in southern Spain last year, a new study suggests. The findings may add to concerns about the effects of new energy extraction and waste disposal technologies. Nine people died and nearly 300 were injured when an unusually shallow magnitude-5.1 quake hit the town of Lorca on May 11, 2011. It was the country’s worst quake in more than 50 years, causing millions of euros in damage to a region with an already fragile economy. Using satellite images, scientists from Canada, Italy and Spain found the quake ruptured a fault running near a basin that had been weakened by 50 years of groundwater extraction in the area. During this period, the water table dropped by 250 meters (274 yards) as farmers bored ever deeper wells to help produce the fruit, vegetables and meat that are exported from Lorca to the rest of Europe. In other words, the industry that propped up the local economy in southern Spain may have undermined the very ground on which

Lorca is built. The researchers noted that even without the strain caused by water extraction, a quake would likely have occurred at some point. But the extra stress of pumping vast amounts of water from a nearby aquifer may have been enough to trigger a quake at that particular time and place, said lead researcher Pablo J. Gonzalez of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Miguel de las Doblas Lavigne, a geologist with Spain’s National Natural Science Museum who has worked on the same theory but was not involved in the study, said the Lorca quake was in the cards. “This has been going on for years in the Mediterranean areas, all very famous for their agriculture and plastic greenhouses. They are just sucking all the water out of the aquifers, drying them out,”

he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “From Lorca to (the regional capital of) Murcia you can find a very depleted water level.” De las Doblas said it was “no coincidence that all the aftershocks were located on the exact position of maximum depletion.” “The reason is clearly related to the farming, it’s like a sponge you drain the water from; the weight of the rocks makes the terrain subside and any small variation near a very active fault like the Alhama de Murcia may be the straw that breaks the camel*s back, which is what happened,” he said. He said excess water extraction was common in Spain. “Everybody digs their own well, they don’t care about anything,” he said. “I think in Lorca you may find that some 80 percent of wells are illegal.”

SEATTLE - There was once a time when the launch of a new Windows operating system was a huge deal for the technology departments in many businesses. Not anymore. Microsoft Corp’s release of Windows 8 on Friday is likely to be a non-event for most companies -- and some experts say many may never adopt it. The system may appear to offer something for everyone: touchscreen functionality for tablet enthusiasts, a slick new interface for the younger set, and multiple versions to make it compatible with traditional desktop PC software. Many businesses, though, say there is no compelling reason to adopt. Indeed, a large number have yet to make the transition to Windows 7 from Windows XP. “Windows 8 is, frankly, more of a consumer platform than it is a business platform, so it’s not something that makes any sense from a business perspective at this juncture,” said Doug Johnson, head of risk management policy at the American Bankers Association, whose members are among the world’s biggest technology buyers. “There is really no additional busi-

ness functionality that Windows 8 gives you that I see.” For most of the past two decades, that sort of comment about a new version of Windows might have set off panic in Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington, headquarters. Not now. Windows 8, in a stark reflection of how the technology business is changing, will rise or fall on how it is received in the consumer market. That doesn’t mean Microsoft executives are publicly saying they won’t be going after enterprise customers with the radical new version of its flagship product. “The lines between the consumer and the enterprise are blurring,” said Ron Markezich, head of Microsoft’s Enterprise & Partner Group. “Business customers are looking forward to Windows 8 because they don’t have to compromise between tablet and PC.” But Microsoft’s main goal is to show it can master the new touch-optimized, mobile forms of computing pioneered by Apple Inc and Google Inc. Its colorful, actionpacked advertising for the system are aimed at a young, free-wheeling audience, and its new Surface tablets are being positioned squarely as consumer devices.

Should Boy’s Genes Get Him Kicked Out of School? There are no longer summer camps geared toward children with cystic fibrosis. Though the genetic disease is not contagious, doctors found that children who attended the camps put each other at risk, spreading potentially deadly infections among their vulnerable lungs. With the lessons of those camps in mind, schools now take special care to separate children with cystic fibrosis. But the administrators of a California middle school have taken these precautions one step further, ordering a boy to transfer schools not because he suffers from cystic fibrosis but because he has genetic markers associated with the disease, a decision that seems to conflict with medical understanding of the condition. Colman Chadam, 11, was asked to leave Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto, because it was thought he might pose a risk to another student at the school who did suffer from the incurable condition, according to news reports. His parents are contesting the school’s decision in court, claiming that because their son does not actually have the disease he does not need to be

separated from children who do. Colman’s parents notified Jordan Middle School on a medical disclosure form that a test done 11 years ago showed their son had genetic markers for cystic fibrosis, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Cystic fibrosis is caused by defects in a gene that helps regulate mucus production throughout the body. These mutations can cause thick mucus to build up in the lungs, leading to breathing problems and life-threatening infections. Defects in the gene associated with cystic fibrosis are relatively common, with about 1 in 29 Caucasian Americans carrying the mutation, according to the National Institutes of Health. But because the cystic fibrosis gene is recessive, children have to inherit two defective copies, one from each parent, in order to have the condition. Laurie Fink, a spokeswoman for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research on curing the disease, said it is possible, however, for someone to carry two defective genes without showing signs of the condition.

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BULELENG - Attraction of the agrarian art locally known as Sapi Gerumbungan or typical bull race of Buleleng seems to regain its own home in North Bali. Earlier, farmers used to hold the bull race independently in the subak area. However, it is now held more seriously in the tourist area of Lovina. In conjunction with the Lovina Festival on Sunday (Oct 21), the bull race attraction was held and followed by the group of bull race aficionados throughout Buleleng. In that attraction was presented ten pairs of Bali cattle showing off their racing action in the presence of tourists. Those native cattle to Bali were presented by groups from Sawan, Banjar, Sukasada and Buleleng subdistrict. They were Gopala Jaya Group (Sawan village), Putra Gopala (Dencarik village), Eka Gopala (Banjar Tegal village), Witari (Bebetin), Surya Buwana (Panji village), Giri Lestari (Galungan village) and Putra Gembala (Kaliasem village). More interestingly, the attrac-

tion was warmly appreciated by foreign tourists who were spending holidays in Lovina. Even, they scrambled to come up onto the plow and then took action on the racing track. The Head of Buleleng Culture and Tourism Agency, Jro Warkadea, amidst the event said that Buleleng Regency had a firm commitment to preserve the bull race attraction as a typical agrarian art of Buleleng. As planned, there should be at least three parades in some parts of Buleleng within a year. “Aside from preserving the tradition, the bull race is also intended to give a different nuance to North Bali tourist attraction,” he said. (ole)

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A tourist participated on the Sapi Gerumbungan event that held by farmer of Buleleng Regency. The agrarian art locally known as Sapi Gerumbungan or typical bull race of Buleleng seems to regain its own home in North Bali.

Mepatung and Mebat tradition

A togetherness manifestation of Hindu devotees in Bali

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Adequately interesting activity on the series of Galungan feast day lies on the Penampahan day, the day before Galungan. On that day, there are two unique activities that have become a tradition from generation to generation of the Hindu community in Bali. The activities are mepatung and mebat. Both activities pose a reflection of sense of togetherness, mutual assistance and the familial relationship. Mepatung tradition is slaughtering pig activity where the flesh is then divided based on consultation and agreement of the group. This activity is adjusted to the affordability of group members. In other words, the group member is tailored to the size of pig that will be slaughtered. If the pig is big enough, then the number of groups will be more. On the contrary, if the pig is small, then the number of group will be reduced. So the portion of pork obtained will be not too little. Each group member will get the same amount of pork, both types of meat as well as its weight. Each group member will get one portion. Meanwhile, a member who cannot afford it, he will divide again his portion with other

member, so that he will get a half of the portion. The price will be adjusted to the prevailing market price. Determination of the group member is usually done long before the arrival of Galungan. The idea can arise from the pig owner who will offer his pig to be slaughtered together, while another can also emerge from a person gathering his friends to be invited to join the activity. After obtaining an adequate number of group members, they later find out a pig pursuant to the number of group members. Recently, a change occurred due to cultural influence, where the tradition of mepatung began to erode in keeping with the progress of time. Because of busyness, people sometimes do not have time to join in the procession. To get pork, they prefer to purchase in the market or in slaughter house. It is usually carried out by the urban community that has busyness. According to Jero Mangku Ketut Arthana from Tengah hamlet, Marga, Tabanan, the mepatung tradition was carried out because each oblation should be filled with processed meat, namely meat that had been finely mixed with sea-

soning such as pepes, satay, sausage and timbungan. Such processed meat was presented to god. The place of its presentation was adapted to local tradition. “There are people presenting it in guardian shrine or penunggun karang,” said Jero Mangku Sekalan from Marga. It was lying between trust and distrust, continued Jero Mangku Arthana, where the families who did not join the mepatung on Penampahan seemed lazy and listless. Unlike the case with those who joined the mepatung, their face looked happy. Their steps also appeared creative. Similar opinion was also revealed by former Chief of Ole Customary Village, Wayan Ranci. He said that mepatung could be carried out optionally, depending on the affordability of residents. Most importantly, when presenting the oblations, they had entirely contained processed meats. For people who raised pigs, they would not join the mepatung group but undertake ninggungin (roast suckling pig) on the Penampahan day. In addition to the party, the meat could also be presented as the offerings of gratitude.


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Prasanthi Gong, the winner of Bali Talent Show 2012

Prasanthi Gong Wins Bali Talent Show 2012 Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Bali Talent Show 2012 held by Bali Post in cooperation with Bali TV, Wiyata Mandala and SMAN 4 Denpasar senior high school on Sunday (Oct 21) took place lively. Dozens of participants from elementary, junior high and senior high schools competed to show off their talent before hundreds of spectators at SMAN 4 Denpasar. The event was getting more festive as it was jazzed up with student bazaar and healthy walk to commemorate the 30th anniversary of SMAN 4 (Foursma). Bali Talent Show 2012 was participated by 29 teams of senior high school and vocational school, 12 teams of elementary and junior high as well as seven teams of general public. The event was witnessed by the Head of Denpasar Education Agency IGN Eddy Mulya and Principal of SMAN 4 Denpasar Dr. I Wayan Rika. Participants showed off their skills ranging from Balinese Dance, musicalized poetry, bands, classical music, Balinese pop song, dance collaboration, magic show to new dance creations. The event was also supported by the Bung Karno Library Foundation, IKIP PGRI Bali and OSIS SMAN 4 Denpasar. Prasanthi Gong of SMKN 2 Singaraja vocational school came to be the first winner for the category of SMA/SMK. The second and third winner was respectively the

Grade X-8 of SMAN 4 Denpasar as well as Vico and Jung Is of SMAN 4 Denpasar. Meanwhile, the first, second and third winner for elementary and junior high school was respectively I Made Bagus Prima Ari Dwi, Chintya Pradnya Paramitha and Kathlene Trisha Sucipto. As for the general public category, the winner was achieved by Ponakan Theater (first), Putu Jason Mariand (second) and Mochtar Haris/Gilang Magic Place (third). All the winners would receive a trophy and a cash prize of coaching delivered at the culmination of the 30th Anniversary of SMAN 4 Denpasar on October 28. For the band parade throughout the SMAN 4 Denpasar, the winner came to Bharata Band. Meanwhile, for the Foursma Talent Show, the first, second and third winner was respectively achieved by Layonsari Musical (X-8), Ita Mahayati (X-2)

and Liberty (X-5). The Head of Denpasar Education Agency, IGN Eddy Mulya, highly appreciated the Bali Talent Show 2012 as a medium for young people to express their art and talent in particular. They were expected to make a performance in the talent show or even in the higher show. It meant that SMAN 4 Denpasar and Bali Post were not only concerned about the left brain sharpening the students’ intelligence, but also the right brain in the field of the arts. Meanwhile, the Principal of SMAN 4 Denpasar, Dr. Wayan Rika, expected the Bali Talent Show could become an annual event for the youth and students in Bali. His party would still team up with Bali Post to support the talent development of the young generation. (025)

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Rubbish transport by DKP stagnates Hitherto, a total of 20 additional rubbish trucks to reinforce the existing fleet of the Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Department (DKP) have not arrived. As planned, the fleet should have arrived early October 2012 to be further operated. Apparently, the delay occurred because the tender winner of the 20-truck procurement, PT Citra Daya Kreasi, was still arranging the administrative processes for the truck delivery. The Head of Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, Ketut Wisada, told Bali Post on Sunday (Oct 21). Wisada did not dismiss if arrival of the 20 trucks faced slight delay because the partner was still arranging the administrative process. After coordinating it, he expected the entire fleet used to transport rubbish would have arrived in Denpasar late October. “Yes, we expect that everything is clear at the end of October,” he said. Considering the number of rubbish trucks was not optimal, Wisada asked the understanding of city dwellers of Denpasar if the service provided was less optimal. For certain areas, he said, the rubbish transport did not run smoothly. “After the coming and operation of the additional fleet, we make sure the problem of rubbish transport will be resolved,” he said. On the other hand, the delay of the 20 new trucks just had an impact on the process of transporting the rubbish at some points. It happened because not all of the 32 existing trucks could be operated optimally become some units were damaged. As a result, the rubbish at some places should be transported till midday as at

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Padangsambian, West Denpasar. One of the residents, Diah, complained about the trucks because it remained to operate up to 09:00 a.m. Aside from causing the delays in transportation, the presence of rubbish trucks until noon often triggered traffic congestion, too. Responding to the complaint, Wisada asked the resident to be patient and understand it. Due to restricted fleet, he said, his party was forced to implement a transport system divided into three rings, namely the ring one, two and three. Ring one covered the main roads, ring two covered the roads on the outskirts of the city and ring three included rural areas. “Due to restricted fleet, we prioritize the cleanup at the ring one. Having accomplished the ring one, it is resumed to ring two and three. Since all the trucks have to commute to the landfill, the handling of rubbish transportation lasts until approaching the noon,” he explained. With the addition of new fleet, Wisada hoped the rubbish problem in the city of Denpasar could be overcome. For the procurement of new trucks, the partner was said to still have time limit until December 2012. PT Citra Daya Kreasi had won the tender as proposing the lowest bid worth IDR 6.047 billion from the top limit of IDR 6.8 billion. As reported previously, Wisada said that Denpasar area ideally had 90 rubbish trucks to be operated. Meanwhile, the existing fleet was very far from such ideal number. Moreover, the existing 32 units of trucks had averagely seven years old and been out of order. Therefore, his party was going to propose new replacement and addition of fleet. (kmb13)

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The damaged trucks are seen on the yard of the Sanitation Department

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DENPASAR – Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center had his 1st Big Concert from Djarum Super Mild Holozination Concert “ A tribute for Dewa 19” on 20th October 2012. More than 500 fans were gathered in front of the Aston Grand Ballroom Foyer waiting for the gate opened. The event is colored by full of high technology effects that made surroundings even more impressive. It was started with the performance of one talented man that moved the crowd by his action on the stage with special effects support. Opening by Judika, known as the finalist of Indonesian Idol, as the singer and Ahmad Dhani who played the keyboard with the band took the crowds in the era of Dewa 19 was bornt. He sang few great songs from the era. Then followed by holographic effects of Mahadewi made the fans more curious and anxious to guess who will perform next. Answer is found, Mulan Jameela with her charming costume bang the stage with the

song “ Makhluk Tuhan yang paling sexy” The concert continued become more shindy and excited until late night with other artist performance such as Ari Lasso. Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center is a 4-star hotel that has the biggest convention in Denpasar Area. Located in the heart of Denpasar City, Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center offering best meetings facilities in Bali. Aston Grand Ballroom is available to cater up to 2,000 people. There are 13 more functional rooms that could cater from 20 up to 200 people, it is located perfect in the lobby area and level B1. Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center is the perfect home for leisure and business in Bali.

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Calendar Event for October 23 through October 27, 2012 23 Oct A nggar Kasih Tambir Pura Dalem Puri Batuan S ukawati Pura Dalem Kediri Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Desa Sukawati Pura Dalem Desa Singakerta Pura dalem Lembeng Ketewel - Sukawati Pura Paibon Pasek Tangkas Peliatan - Ubud Pura Puseh ngukuhin Keramas - Gianyar Pura Pemerajan Agung Ki Telabah, Tuakilang - Tabanan Pura Karang Buncing Blahbatuh Pura Dalem Bubunan Desa - Seririt Buleleng Pura Desa Badung Kota Denpasar Merajan Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa - Kayuputih - Turupinghe Pura Luwur Pedengenan Bedha Bongan - Tabanan Mr. Dukuh Sebudi Mr. Pasek Ngukuhin Keramas Pura Pucak Payongan Banjar Lungsiakan - Desa Kedewatan Pura Tanah Kilap Gria Anyar Denpasar Pura Selukat Desa Keramas Keramas - Blahbatuh - Gianyar Pura Dalem Tampuagan Desa Peninjoan - Tembuku - Bangli Pura Waturenggong Desa Taro Pura Dalem Bentuyung Ubud Pura Puseh Ubud Ubud Pura Dalem Peliatan Peliatan Ubud. 24 Oct B uda Umanis Tambir Pura Sari Bankar Titih Kapal Badung 29 Oct P urnama Kelima Aci-aci Penaung Bayu Pura Batumadeg di Besakih Pura Kentel Gumi Bangli Pura Pedarman Agung Satria Denpasar Pura Pemerajan Agung Pemecutan Denpasar

Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli Pura Desa Pemenang Lombok Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Gobleg Kekeran Mengwi Pura Suranadi Lombok Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh PenebelTabanan Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak Songan Kintamani Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Lebih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tulamben Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa S e l e m a d e g Tabanan Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja Pura Suci Desa Tianyar K ubu Karangasem Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani Pura Narmada Lombok Pura Segara Ampenan Lombok Pura Ularan Seririt Buleleng 7 Nov B uda Keliwon Matal Pura Desa Ds. Sukawati Merajan Agung Batuyang - batubulan Pura Pasek Gelgel Bebetin - sawan - buleleng Pura Maspahit Sesetan - Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek Bendesa Manik Mas Dukuh Kendran - Tegalalang Pura Panti Pasek Gaduh Sesetan Merajan Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Pura Pedarman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 17 Nov H ari Tumpek Kandang Pura Puseh, Pura Desa Kota Gianyar

Pura Luhur Dalem Sagenin Kediri - Tabanan Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tegal Gede Badung 21 Nov B uda Wage Menail Pr. Dalem Tarukan Linggih Pajenengan Ida Dalem Tarukan C emenggaon Sukawati Mr. Pasek Dangke bambang - Bangli Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja Gianyar Pura Puseh Menakaji Desa Peninjoan - Bangli Merajan Agung Blangsinga - Blahbatuh Pura Kawitan Gusti Agung Blangsinga Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Kawitan Gusti Celuk, Baler Pura Sada, Banjar Pemebatan, Kapal Mengwi. 27 Nov A nggar Kasih Perangbakat Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa - Klungkung Pura Tirta Sudamala Bebalang - Bangli Pura Paibon Pasek Bendesa Sangsit sawan Buleleng Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangi Dawan - Klungkung Pura Gunung engsong - Lombok Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar Pura Dalem Banyuning Timur - Buleleng Pura Dalem Pauman Batan Getas (Padang Entas) Titih Denpasar Pura Tengah Padang Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Gelgel Batu Dewa Kangin Banjar Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg di Desa Sande - Pupuan Tabanan Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Adat Pagan Denpasar Pura Hyangaluh J enggala Besakih Merajan Pasek Lurah Tutuan Gunaksa Mr. Pasek Gelgel Selulung Merajan Pasek Subrata M edahan Merajan Pasek Munggu M unggu Pura Tengkulak Tulikup - Gianyar Pura Penataran Badung D esa Ogang Sidemen

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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Bollywood pays tribute to “king of romance” AP Photo/Gautam Singh, File

FILE - In this June 12, 2007 file photo, Yash Chopra, chairman of Yash Raj Films, attends a press conference in Mumbai, India. Reuters

MUMBAI - Movie lovers, Bollywood stars and well-wishers paid their last respects to film-maker Yash Chopra on Monday, a day after he died of multiple organ failure. Chopra, who turned 80 last month, was one of India’s iconic film-makers and was known as the “king of romance”. He also owned one of the industry’s biggest production houses and studios, Yash Raj Films, which recently ventured into Hollywood movie production as well. Chopra’s career spanned

five decades and his last film as director, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan,” Til There is Life, opens in cinemas on November 13, on the Indian festival of Diwali. On his birthday in September, he had announced he wouldn’t direct any more films. Chopra was diagnosed with dengue fever last week

and had been treated at a Mumbai hospital. Tributes poured in from fans and the film industry as people thronged to pay their respects at the offices of Yash Raj Films in suburban Mumbai. “My mind is filled with hundreds of private and personal moments that we all

Ellen DeGeneres to receive top humor prize in DC Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Jane Lynch and John Leguizamo are joining a lineup that includes Jimmy Kimmel and Kristin Chenoweth to honor Ellen DeGeneres with the nation’s top humor prize in Washington. The Kennedy Center is awarding DeGeneres the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Monday night. The show will be broadcast Oct. 30 on PBS stations. Star entertainers will deliver tribute

performances to salute DeGeneres. The lineup also includes Jason Mraz, John Krasinski and Sean Hayes. DeGeneres began her career as a comedy club emcee in her native New Orleans. Soon after, she became the first female comedian summoned to late-night host Johnny Carson’s desk to chat. The prize honors Mark Twain’s tradition of satire and social commentary. Past winners include Bill Cosby, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Steve Martin.

spent together during this large association with him,” actor Amitabh Bachchan, who worked on several films with Chopra, wrote in a blog post. Born in 1932 in Lahore, now in Pakistan, Chopra was favored by leading Indian actors, with his movies seen as a sure-fire way to become a hit with audiences. “They shall ever remain stored within us and like all other memories shall give value and belief to what we shared together,” Bachchan added.

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Protestors held rally in Renon to reject Governor Bali decision on issuing permit for managing Tahura Ngurah Rai to investor. Amidst the swift waves of rejection by the societal component, factions and leaderships of the Bali House against the issuance of the ecotourism utilization permit on the mangrove forest in the Ngurah Rai Grand Forest Park (Tahura) by PT TRB given by the Governor of Bali, the Bali provincial government event explicitly stated not to revoke the permit.

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Governor asked to shouldn’t ignore people’s aspiration

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DENPASAR - Amidst the swift waves of rejection by the societal component, factions and leaderships of the Bali House against the issuance of the ecotourism utilization permit on the mangrove forest in the Ngurah Rai Grand Forest Park (Tahura) by PT TRB given by the Governor of Bali, the Bali provincial government event explicitly stated not to revoke the permit. Reaction of disappointment came from leaderships of the Bali House and various societal components because the Governor of Bali was assessed to ignore the people’s aspirations and acted arrogantly.

Deputy Chairman of the Bali House, Ida Bagus Putu Sukarta, on Sunday (Oct 21) regretted and deplored the attitude of the governor of Bali who was reluctant to revoke the utilization permit of the man-

grove forest on the investor. Sukarta decisively expressed his opposition to the issuance of permit and supported the position of factions in the House as well as the Chairman of the Bali House Cok Ratmadi who

also rejected the permit. The House planned to issue a recommendation in order the permit was revoked. “I strongly support what Chairman of the Bali House Cok Ratmadi said so that the permit is revoked,” said

Sukarta doubling as Chairman of the Gerindra Bali. He added the permit should be reviewed. Amidst the swift waves of denial against the permit, the governor should dare to revoke the permit and did not impose his will. “People of Bali want the permit to be revoked. Therefore, the governor should not impose the will. Never act arrogantly,” he said. Further, he said though the issuance of permit had complied with all the rules, but when people rejected the Governor of Bali should not

ignore the aspirations by hiding behind the legal compliance of the permits. “The government should not just hide behind the legality and compliance of the permit with the rules but ignore the people’s aspirations and the environmental damage that will occur. For decades, Balinese people have attempted to preserve the mangrove forest, why is it so easy to give it to investors?” he asked. Continued on page 6

Edisi 23 Oktober 2012 | International Bali Post  

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