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Pastor Maldonado topped the third morning of testing in Barcelona, setting the fastest time of the week so far. The Williams driver set the time on super soft tyres with half-an-hour of the morning session remaining while on a run of three flying laps. The Venezuelan, who is having his first day in the car this week after Bruno Senna and Valtteri Bottas completed a day each, ended up almost one second clear of the second fastest driver, Michael Schumacher. The seven-time world champion, driving the new Mercedes W03, set his best time on soft compound Pirelli rubber only a few minutes before Maldonado went fastest. Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi was third fastest. He set his time with one hour of the morning remaining, like Schumacher running the soft compound but he later brought the session to a premature end moments before the chequered flag was due to fly after stopping at the exit of Turn 4 on an out-of-fuel run. McLaren driver Jenson Button was fourth fastest in the MP4-27, lapping a second-and-a-half off Maldonado. He set his time shortly before lunch, running soft rubber. Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne had his first taste of test action for this week, ending up fifth fastest, two

seconds off the pace, and completed 42 laps of running. He finished ahead of Felipe Massa, who endured another busy morning of work as Ferrari attempts to get on top of its troubled machine. His programme included a number of straightline aero runs on start/finish. Red Bull had a quiet morning, with Mark Webber completing only 26 laps after taking over from Sebastian Vettel. Timo Glock drove the Virgin MVR-02 for the first time since last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix. He focused on tyre evaluation work using each of the four available Pirelli tyres compounds. Glock also triggered a red flag when he spun, but was able to recover to the pits. Caterham driver Vitaly Petrov ended the morning ninth fastest after suspension problems restricted his running. He ended up a quarter-of-a-second faster that Paul di Resta, whose Force India caused the red flag to be deployed very briefly when he lost part of his engine cover.

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Williams Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela drives the FW34 in the pit-lane during a training session at the Jerez racetrack in southern Spain February 8, 2012.

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Officer trying to explain about prison’s condition to foreigners that want to visit their relative in Kerobokan Jail on Thursday (2/23). The jail was closed after the riot hits again on early morning in Thursday.

Ducati’s new bike made a step forward

Ducati general manager Filippo Preziosi believes his team has made a step forward after three days of testing at Jerez. Test rider Franco Battaini rode on all three days, focusing on honing the electronics and setups of the new 1000cc GP12 bike. Preziosi said that he was was satisfied that the bike has made a step forward and is keen to give race riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden a go on the updated machine at the official Sepang test. “We were lucky because we had three days with very good weather conditions,” Preziosi said. “And that enabled us to do quite a bit of work. With Franco Battaini, we continued with the test programme that was planned for the test team over the winter, trying some aspects of the electronics that we’ll keep working on with the factory riders at Sepang. “I think we found out some interesting things that we’ll soon confirm with Vale and Nicky in Malaysia, where we’ll also continue working with the bike’s setup.” Satellite Ducati squads AB Cardion Racing and Pramac RacREUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad ing were also at Jerez, Karel Abraham and Hector Barbera on Ducati MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy takes a corner during a preseason test at Sepang circuit outside Kuala Lumpur February 1, 2012. riding duties.

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Again, Kerobokan Jail hits by riot Allegedly triggered by discrimination in services

The riots accompanied with fire-raising against the Kerobokan Prison on Tuesday night (Feb 21) until Wednesday (Feb 22), surely became of a public concern. Moreover, the riots in the largest prison in Bali have happened repeatedly. On Wednesday night the riot happened again. This time prisonners throwing molotov bomb to securities officers that being deployed outside the prison. The Bali Police Chief, Totoy Herawan Indra, said the riots were allegedly caused by discrimination related to services in the prison. In other words, probably there was discrimination in providing the health and other services among the inmates. Such information was revealed after Chief Totoy interrogated the inmates. “Such discrimination was alleged to happen in

the matter of health care and treatment. Likewise, similar discrimination also happened in the prison including in the cells,” he said. Except for discrimination, it was also the aftermath of the mistreatment against the inmate Made Eriyasa by another inmate, Bashori. The victim was slashed by knife, so that he injured along 15 cm on the arm. Even, due to such an incident, a riot almost broke out and hundreds of inmates attempted to break the door. However, the situation could be controlled by internal guards and hundreds of police officers from the Badung Police.

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SEATTLE — A gun brought to an elementary school near Seattle in a third-grade boy’s backpack discharged Wednesday, apparently by accident, and critically wounded an 8-year-old girl, police said. The unidentified child who brought the gun to Armin Jahr Elementary in Bremerton, Wash., was booked into Kitsap County juvenile detention for investigation of unlawful possession of a gun, bringing a dangerous weapon to school and third-degree assault. “At this stage of the investigation, detectives believe the shooting was accidental,” Bremerton police Lt. Peter Fisher said in a statement. Continued on page 6


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Bali News One more suspect captured, Purnabawa’s family murder was planned Denpasar (Bali Post) –

South Kuta Police and Denpasar Police team have captured another killer, Ahmad Kadir, who’s responsible of Made Purnabawa, wife Ni Luh Ayu Sri Mahayoni and daughter Ni Wayan Risna Ayu Dewi, death after capturing the murder mastermind Heru Ardianto alias Een and wife Ni Putu Anita Supra Dewi. Head of Bali Police, General Inspector PC Drs. Totoy Herawan Indra, last Wednesday (22/2) explained Kadir capture was based on police investigation results. It was found that this freelance labour is also around East Java. “From the investigation development we manage to capture AK (Ahmad Kadir, red) while three others HM, SG and HD still chased,” Indra stated. Accompanied by Public Relation Head of the Police, GPC Drs. Hariadi and Head of Denpasar Police GPC Wayan Sunartha, Indra stated this tragic death has been planned the day before where Heru and the colleagues met at Petitenget Beach, Kerobokan, Badung, which is on Monday (13/2) at 6 pm local time. After all well planned including the items they will use, Heru went back to Purnabawa’s house at Kampial Residence II, Dukuh Sari Street No. 22, Menesa Area, Beno Sub District, South Kuta, Badung. “What we identified so far the item used was a wood and iron pole only. For sharp items, we are still finding out,” Indra continued. On the night before execution to avoid any suspicion, Heru who works as driver and his wife Anita who works as caretaker, work as usual while Purnabawa’s wife and daughter was sleeping at the daughter’s room. Around 11.40 pm local time, Purnabawa came from work (bringing his guest) and went in to join his family while Heru and his wife pretended to sleep. “Purnabawa’s daughter (Risna Ayu Dewi, red) was ill at the time so all of them slept there,” Indra explained. As victims asleep, Heru opened the house’s back door

then killed the pet dog and buried it not far from the house. On Tuesday (14/2) at 2.30 am local time, the other four killers came through the back door and showed the room where victims slept. Coincidently at that time, the room’s door was unlocked so it was easy for them to go in. Without a doubt the killers took action using wood and iron pole suspected only several minutes then wrapped their bodies with bed cover also sheets continued by moving them to victim’s Kijang Innova car DK 1268 IS. Around 3 am local time, Heru, his family and colleagues left the house with chronology Heru drove the car with his wife, child, SD and HD as passengers while HM and AK each drove victim’s motorcycles Jupiter MX DK 7506 and Yamaha Mio Soul DK 8865 CT towards West Bali through alternative routes. Around 2.30 pm local time, they stopped at Raya DenpasarGilimanuk Street specifically at Banjar Sumbul, Yeh Embang, Mendoyo, Jembrana in a local’s plantation and placed their bodies there. “After throwing them, they crossed Gilimanuk Harbour then in Ketapang they separated and went home to their origins,” Indra concluded. As stated, the case started to be revealed with a report from victim’s family and after a number of check in the crime scene, many indication was found such as blood stains, tooth falling, wood, motorcycles and car missing. Then in the middle of investigation, bodies in Jembrana were found with the two teeth matched with the bodies found especially on Purnabawa’s. Further on, Heru and his wife Anita was then captured at Situbondo, East Java, on Tuesday (21/2) at 10 am local time with Anita captured first while driving one of the motorcycles taken with no number plates and led to his husband at their house at Dusun Air Mancur, Jublagan Village, Panji, Situbondo, captured with no fight back. This case is now still investigated further. (kmb21)

Worried election conflicts

‘Pangerupukan’ at Buleleng without Ogoh-Ogoh Singaraja (Bali Post) –

At Buleleng, this coming pangerupukan before Nyepi Day Caka 1934 is more likely not to be coloured with ogoh-ogoh (effigies to scare away devils) procession as agreed at the Buleleng Council meeting of culture figures, public figures and village securities at Buleleng Police Headquarters last Wednesday (22/2). Even so, Police and Regency Government will not produce the statement as it is not their right to do it so this statement will be more of a suggestion to the public in not having an ogoh-ogoh procession as stated by Head of Buleleng Police Operation Section, Ida Bagus Wedana Jati, after joining the meeting. Besides for security and safety for the coming Regional Election, ogoh-ogoh is not an essential to Nyepi celebration yet it is for youth’s creativity. Even

there is this suggestion and some people or banjar have started or made one can coordinate to the traditional official of their area especially during its procession

so there’s no politic seeds hidden within which can create conflict. “If there are any clash, we will take clear action,” Jati clarified. (kmb15)

Gianyar (Bali Post) –

Anniversary under the Head of the Service Operational Section, I Gede Daging, S.Stp. by going through several places around Cokorda Sudarsana Street. From the operation violations were found and officers have given them warnings politely although those who were caught begging taken immediately to avoid

any bad image of Gianyar as stated by Head of the Service, Wayan Kujus Parwita. The nine beggars were then handed over to Social Agency which will be guided and sent to their origins. This operation was not only done in Ubud but also at Gianyar Market and Sukawati Art Market. (kmb16)

Ubud still filled with beggars Ubud which has been a world known tourism area seemed unsure being free from beggars operation as at least nine of them were secured by Gianyar Police Civil Service last Wednesday (22/2). This operation was a sympathy operation for the institute’s 62nd

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Clippers’ Paul torches ailing Nuggets Reuters

LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul poured salt into the wounds of the ailing Denver Nuggets with 36 points and nine assists to carry the Los Angeles Clippers to a much-needed 103-95 home win on Wednesday. With the Clippers looking to avoid a third straight defeat, Paul took the game by the scruff of the neck with 17 straight Clippers’ points spanning the final two quarters of a tight contest. “I got to the gym early today, I tried to get into a rhythm,” Paul told reporters of his season-high point total. “I’m not going into games trying to get 30 points. I’m taking whatever the defense is giving me.” Los Angeles trailed 92-91 with about five minutes left, but Denver went ice cold at the Staples Center and were held without a point over a four-minute stretch where the Clippers (20-11) outscored them 8-0. The Clippers’ Blake Griffin, who will take part in this weekend’s All Star festivities but will not defend his Slam Dunk Contest title, had 27 points and 12 rebounds to help repel Denver. “That’s my one day off to spend time with my family,” said Griffin, who will play in Friday’s

Rising Stars Challenge as well as the main event on Sunday with team mate Paul. “We’ve been alright (over the first half of the season), but we can be a lot better.” While Griffin and Paul scored the points, DeAndre Jordan manned the lane for Los Angeles with 10 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks. The Nuggets (18-16) have been hit hard by injuries and were without key players Nene, Rudy Fernandez, Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson. Arron Afflalo led Denver with 20 points and Jordan Hamilton had 18 as Denver lost for the fourth time in five games. Before the game, Nuggets coach George Karl said that Nene and Gal-

linari may return shortly after the All Star break, providing a much needed boost for the side who have fallen into a tie with Portland for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, center, puts up a shot as teammate forward Blake Griffin, left, and Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo, right, look on during the second half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 103-95.

Dawson eager to finish business in Hopkins rematch Reuters

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NEW YORK - Evergreen boxing champion Bernard Hopkins will return to the ring in April for a rematch against Chad “Bad” Dawson, who vowed on Wednesday to finish the job he started in their controversial title fight last year. The 47-year-old Hopkins (52-5-2), the oldest boxer to win a world title, will put his World Boxing Council light heavyweight belt on the line against fellow American Dawson (30-1) on April 28 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Their bout last October in Los Angeles ended when Hopkins injured his shoulder in the second round in an awkward fall after Dawson lifted him off his feet as they engaged. Dawson was initially declared the winner of the fight by technical knockout, but the bout was later ruled a no contest by the California State Athletic Commission. Former light heavyweight champion Dawson said he was

still stung by the reversal and was eager for the fight. “On that night, I came to fight,” Dawson, 29, said at a Manhattan news conference. “I wanted to fight Bernard Hopkins and I was looking forward to dethrone him that night. The way he pulled the stunt he pulled, it messed up all of my plans. “So I’m back here, I got to fight him again. After that night I should have been the champion. Legends don’t behave the way he did that night. I would have fought Bernard Hopkins with one finger that night, and probably still would’ve won.” Hopkins, who broke George Foreman’s record as the oldest boxer to win a world title with his victory over 28-year-old Canadian Jean Pascal last May, left the harsh talk to Dawson. “Chad Dawson can say whatever he wants, but I am not going to trash talk this one,” said Hopkins. “Everyone knows what I am capable of in the ring. They have seen it over 50 times before in the last 20-plus years.”

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WBC light-heavyweight boxer Bernard Hopkins of the U.S. celebrates his win over Jean Pascal of Montreal during their title fight, May 21, 2011.

LONDON - The prospect of outcast Carlos Tevez pulling on a Manchester City shirt again moved closer on Wednesday when manager Roberto Mancini said he accepted the Argentine striker’s apology for his behaviour over recent months. Tevez issued an unreserved apology on Tuesday and withdrew his appeal against a gross misconduct charge handed to him by the Premier League leaders after spending most of the past three months in his homelend without permission after a seemingly terminal fallout with the coach. “I’m happy with what Carlos said. Tomorrow I will talk to him,” Mancini said after City completed a 6-1 aggregate victory over Porto in the Europa League with a 4-0 thrash-

ing of the Portuguese side on Wednesday. “I’ve accepted his apology. There’s a chance he can play for Manchester City again. I think he needs two or three weeks to train, and some games, but if he’s ready in two or three weeks that’s normal.” “Carlo knows the team very well. In the last six or seven months the team has played very well and are top of the Premier League,” Mancini added. “But Carlo is a top striker. He can help us to do a good job in the next two months.” The events of the past 24 hours represent a remarkable turnaround after the 28-yearold seemed unlikely ever to play for the club again following a bitter fall-out that began when he refused to warm up during City’s Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich in September.


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Basel strike again to pile on Bayern misery

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Marseille’s Andre Ayew of Ghana, right, reacts with his teammate Marseille’s Morgan Amalfitano of France, after scoring the goal against Inter Milan in their UEFA Champions League soccer match, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Marseille stadium, southern France.

Inter Milan pay the price for negative tactics Reuters

MARSEILLE, France - Inter Milan paid the price for their negative tactics as the 2010 European champions were stunned by an Andre Ayew stoppage-time goal to lose 1-0 at Olympique Marseille in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday. Ayew broke the deadlock with a glancing header from Mathieu Valbuena’s corner in the third minute of time added on leaving the Inter players shaking their heads in disbelief as the French side stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to 16 games. Inter coach Claudio Ranieri left Argentine striker Diego Milito on the bench, even though he is the only player to have scored for the team in their last seven games, netting all the goals in the 4-4 home draw against Palermo in Serie A three weeks ago. Wesley Sneijder and Mauro Zarate were unimpressive against Marseille but Milito was never called upon as Ranieri used only two of his three possible substitutions with Giampaolo Pazzini also staying on the bench. “Milito had influenza for a week. I did not want to risk him,” Ranieri told reporters. “Marseille were pushing on the left flank and (substitute) Joel Obi did a good job to give us more balance.” Ranieri appeared unconcerned by the task facing the Nerazzurri in the return leg at the San Siro on March 13 “The San Siro will be full and it will be an advantage for

us,” he said. “We can score two goals no problem. “We played well, we had good counter attacks, we had more opportunities and they scored on their first chance. “We did not deserve to lose,” Ranieri added. ‘SMALL ADVANTAGE’

Marseille coach Didier Deschamps was cautious about his team’s chances of making the quarter-finals. “It’s a small advantage. It’s going to be complicated,” he told reporters. “We will not be in a position to only sit back and wait.” Inter’s best chance of the match came in the 11th minute when Steve Mandanda tipped a Diego Forlan half-volley over the bar. The hosts enjoyed plenty of possession but were made to wait until the half hour to threaten Julio Cesar when a free kick landed in front of goal only for Brandao and Souleymane Diawara to get muddled up and put the ball out of play while the Inter defence went AWOL. The unmarked Zarate had a chance for Inter eight minutes before the break but his low shot was too weak to bother Mandanda. Inter looked dangerous on the

break but the Marseille defence held a high line and increased the pressure in the second half, although they struggled to create clear chances. Joel Obi replaced Zarate shortly after the hour as Ranieri looked to add fresh blood to his front line. His Marseille counterpart Didier Deschamps replaced Brandao with Jordan Ayew in the 73rd minute but the Ghana forward produced an equally unimpressive performance. Just when it looked as though Inter were going to keep a rare clean sheet, Ayew, who recently returned from the African Nations Cup where he helped Ghana reach the semi-finals, headed home with the last move of the game. “It’s good for him, but it’s even better for the team,” said Deschamps. “He’s back from a place where it was 35 degrees Celsius with a lot of humidity. He played six games (at the African Nations Cup) and they (Ghana) were expected at least in the final so it’s been psychologically tough on him, too.” Inter, who have now lost six of their last seven games in all competitions, have failed to keep a clean sheet since they beat Serie A rivals AC Milan 1-0 on Jan. 15.

BASEL, Switzerland - Basel produced another Champions League shock as they ventured into uncharted territory in the competition on Wednesday, clinching a dramatic 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich to pile the misery on Germany’s biggest club. The humble Swiss team, who qualified for the last 16 at the expense of Manchester United after a momentous victory against the English side, had St Jakob-Park rocking again as substitute Valentin Stocker scored an 86thminute winner. Basel, who often play in front of only a few thousand fans in the Swiss league, hit the woodwork twice, then survived long periods of Bayern pressure before snatching victory. While Basel’s players milked the crowd’s acclaim, Bayern trooped off thinking the unthinkable. Their Allianz Arena hosts the final this year but after failing to score an away goal they are in serious danger of their dream being dashed in the last 16. The Bavarians, who have slipped to third in the Bundesliga after a dip in form, missed the injured Bastian Schweinsteiger, decribed by coach Jupp Heynckes before the game as the brains of the team and in the same class as Barcelona’s Xavi and Andres Iniesta. Arjen Robben was restored to the starting line-up at the expense of Thomas Mueller, a surprise move by Heynckes which failed to have the desired effect. Basel’s win was a rare boost for Swiss football following the national team’s failure to qualify for Euro 2012 and the problems facing their domestic game. Those have seen Sion docked 36 points for fielding ineligible players, a case which nearly earned the country suspension by FIFA, and Neuchatel Xamax kicked out of the league for a series of administrative problems under Russian-born owner Bulat Chagaev. “We are very happy but we know we’re only halfway there,” said Basel’s coach Heiko Vogel, who has only been in charge since November and spent nine years working with Bayern’s youth divisions where he coached some of the present Bayern team. “The recipe is very simple, we have an unbelievable will to win and great understanding. We have fun every day during training and that shows.” Goalkeeper Yann Sommer, whose saves kept Bayern in the game, said: “We have beaten maybe the best two teams in the world, it’s amazing what happened here, we believed in ourselves. Bayern played well but luck was on our side.” Franck Ribery had a shot blocked by Sommer in the third minute and was denied shortly afterwards when he was sent clear but Sommer pushed his effort into the side-netting as Bayern made a promising start. “If Ribery’s chances had gone in it would have been a different game,” said Heynckes.

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Basel’s Aleksandar Dragovic watches Bayern’s Thomas Mueller colliding with Basel’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer, from left, during the Champions League round of sixteen first leg match soccer between Switzerland’s FC Basel and Germany’s FC Bayern Munich in the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012.

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Crystal Serenity Cruise berths in Benoa Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The Island of the Gods is now being dropped in again by a cruise ship. It is the Crystal Serenity Cruise with the length (LOA) of 250 meters and carrying about 750 foreign passengers. The Crystal Serenity came from Perth, Australia, and then will resume its voyage to Semarang. General Manager of Pelindo III Benoa, John Sabatini, when contacted on Wednesday (Feb 22) said that this February was the peak season of the cruise arrival in Benoa totally amounting to 10 cruise ships, where the Crystal Serenity was the seventh cruise ship berthing in Benoa Harbor. “Facility readiness of the Benoa Harbor is progressively enhanced since the beginning of 2012. It is marked with the completion of the widening and deepening of the groove, harbor pond maintenance up to LWS-9.5 meters as well as the other supporting facilities such as Foot Reflexology and arrangement of

freelance parking lot,” he said. On that account, 14 large-sized ships less than 280 meters were expected to berth alongside in 2012. As planned, the central government would also be re-widened the groove of Benoa Harbor in the future so that cruise ships with LOA over 300 meters would no longer anchor outside but came into the pond of Benoa Harbor. It was the trust of the world (Tim Cruise) that Benoa Bali was a comfortable place to visit. “Benoa Harbor seeks to become a Turn Around Port so the tourism activities in Indonesia will increasingly grow and the central point of the tourism embarkation

or disembarkation by cruise ship will be in Bali,” he said. Sabatini said it would have a good multiplier effect on tourism in Bali in terms of logistics readiness, shopping, growing aspect of transportation and so forth. “With the existence of toll road later on and Marina Harbor in Benoa Bali, the appeal of Bali will be increasingly in demand,” he said. In 2012 Bali would be dropped in by 38 cruise ships carrying thousands of tourists. Sabatini also stated that so far the Benoa Harbor was still the most favored by foreign tourists, namely reaching 53 percent of the total cruise trips to Indonesia. (kmb27)

Iceberg phenomenon

Suppressing HIV/AIDS case needs support of all parties Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Transmission of HIV/AIDS in the community is just like an iceberg phenomenon. It is hard to know exactly how many people have been infected by the deadly virus. The data of AIDS Prevention Commission (KPA) of Badung estimate the current HIV/ AIDS case in Badung has reached 1,259, but the recorded case only amounted to 761. Of the 761 recorded cases, 70 of them died. Badung occupies the third largest position in terms of the number of cases in Bali. Chief Executive of the Badung AIDS Prevention Commission (KPA) doubling as the Deputy Regent of Badung, I Ketut Sudikerta, recently explained that AIDS had become a deadly disease for the community. Once exposed and positive to the deadly virus, the patients could not be cured so that they would just wait for the death. He explained the transmission of HIV virus could be through a variety of ways either through sexual intercourse, drug injection, breast-feeding by mother with HIV and blood transfusion. According to him, the efforts to

suppress the transmission of HIV/ AIDS conducted by the Badung Government in cooperation with the KPA Badung would never be optimal without being supported by the community. “To that end, the support and participation of all the societal components are needed to optimize the efforts in suppressing the HIV/AIDS transmission in the community,” he said. Especially to younger generation, he hoped they could make an early prevention effort. They had to implement a healthy lifestyle behavior. In addition, they should also do their own best to avoid the rampant promiscuity. He said, the Badung community who would like have a medical checkup, it could be carried out in some existing clinics such as the IMS Clinic at Kuta Health Center I and South Kuta Health Center, methadone maintenance treatment services (PTRM) Clinic in Kuta Health Center I, VCT Clinic at Abiansemal Health Center I, Kuta I and South Kuta, HIV/AIDS Counseling Services in Mengwi Health Center I and North Kuta as well as in the VCT, CST and

PMTCT services in the Badung Hospital. To prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS, a special regulation was currently being prepared in the form of the Regent Regulation on tattoo services. Such an idea departed from the fact that deadly virus could also be transmitted from non-sterile tattooing equipment. In the Badung territory, many tattooing services scattered in Kuta and the surrounding areas. According to Sudikerta, aside from serving as regulation against the proliferation of tattooing business in Kuta, the Regent Regulation also posed the follow up against the report of the Ministry of Health regarding two Australian citizens getting infected after making a tattoo in Bali in November 2011. Precisely, they did it in a tattoo shop located between the Poppies Lane 1 and 2. Hopefully, the establishment of the Regent Regulation could anticipate the HIV/AIDS transmission through tattoos as well as serve as a legal instrument for tattoo business in Kuta area. Moreover, so far the roving tattoo services could not be controlled maximally. (kmb25)

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Livestock Agency tightens distribution of poultry Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Bird flu cases remaining to become a threat to citizens of Denpasar is consistently anticipated by the lineups of the Denpasar Livestock, Fisheries and Maritime Agency (Disnakanlut). Moreover, the bird flu case has claimed another fatality from the neighboring area, namely Badung. Anticipation against the transmission of H5N1 virus is undertaken by mapping the distribution of poultry in the cultured city. The Head of Denpasar Livestock, Fisheries and Marine Agency, IB Bayu Bramasta, when asked for his confirmation on Wednesday (Feb 22) said that after the re-emergence of the case and claimed a fatality in Badung, his party immediately made coordination with the field officers. “As soon as getting the information, we promptly alert our field officers,” he said. According to him, other than alerting the field officers, the anticipative measure undertaken was re-intensifying the spraying. The spraying was carried out at some points becoming the distribution area of poultry in Denpasar. Most locations were in the area of North Denpasar and East Denpasar. “In those areas, there are many poultry farmer groups. We have always socialized the precautionary measures against the virus to them,” he explained. More than that, the anticipative measures had also been performed at locations becoming the point of poultry distribution in the market because the transmission of bird flu virus was very fragile in the location where there was quite a lot of poultry. “Similarly, we have socialized it to the poultry and fish traders in the market,” he said. Similar anticipation was also undertaken at locations becoming the poultry distribution such as on the border of Badung-Denpasar and Denpasar-Gianyar. The method applied at the border was by spraying the vehicles carrying the birds. “We have coordinated this effort with the Transportation Agency and Civilian Security Guard (Tramtib) for the spraying in the border,” he explained. (kmb12)


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Friday, February 24, 2012

Two Western Journalists Killed in Syria Agence France Presse

A U.S. and a French journalist were killed in the central Syrian city of Homs today, the 19th day of intense shelling by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad bent on quashing a growing opposition. The deaths of American Marie Colvin and Frechman Remi Ochlik were confirmed by French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe. They come less than a week after New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid died in northern Syria from an apparent asthma attack and a day after well-known Syrian opposition Rami al-Sayed journalist died in Homs. A Long Island native, Colvin wrote for the British Sunday Times. Like Shadid, she was considered one of the best foreign correspondents in the world, covering global conflicts for decades. Ochlik was a freelance photographer who recently won a 2012 World Press Photo prize for a photo from the Libyan revolution.

In a statement, the editor of the Sunday Times called Colvin an “extraordinary figure.” “She believed profoundly that reporting could curtail the excesses of brutal regimes and make the international community take notice,” John Witherow wrote. “Above all, as we saw in her powerful report last weekend, her thoughts were with the victims of violence.” Colvin and Ochlik were in a house in the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs, the district hit hardest by what residents have described as almost three weeks of relentless shelling that has left hundreds dead. Video posted to YouTube purported to show their bodies in a house destroyed by tank shelling. Activists say 10 Syrians were also killed and three other journalists were injured, including Colvin’s photographer Paul Conroy, who the Times believes is “not too seriously hurt.” Colvin filed a report for the BBC Tuesday, saying Baba Amr and its residents are besieged.

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KABUL, Afghanistan — The Interior Ministry on Wednesday said seven people were killed in clashes between Afghan security forces and protesters demonstrating against the burning of Muslim holy books at a NATO military base.

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The anger over the Quran burning has sparked two days of protests across Afghanistan and tapped into anti-foreign sentiment fueled by a popular perception that foreign troops disrespect Afghan culture and Islam. The demonstrations prompted the U.S. to lock down its embassy and bar its staff from traveling. The Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement that clashes during a protest in the eastern province of Parwan left four people dead. It said an investigation was under way to determine what happened. The other deaths occurred at a U.S.

base outside Kabul, where security guards killed one person, and in Jalalabad and Logar province, the ministry said. The demonstration in Kabul drew thousands of protesters, who chanted “Death to America,” hurled rocks and set tires alight outside a complex that is home to foreign contractors, police and some coalition military forces. Nearby, angry demonstrators set a fuel truck ablaze on a main highway running east out of the city, sending black smoke billowing into the air. The U.S. apologized Tuesday

for burning the copies of the Quran, which had been pulled from the shelves of the Parwan Detention Facility, adjoining Bagram Air Field, because they contained extremist messages or inscriptions. U.S. Gen. John Allen, the top commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said after the books had been mistakenly given to troops to be burned at a garbage pit without realizing it. “It was not a decision that was made because they were religious materials,” Allen said Tuesday, one day after Afghan workers at the garbage pit found the books. “It was not a decision that was made with respect to the faith of Islam. It was a mistake. It was an error. The moment we found out about it we immediately stopped and we intervened.”

Iran talks failure sparks confrontation fears Reuters

VIENNA/TEHRAN - The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s latest mission to Iran failed to budge a defiant Tehran over its disputed nuclear program, sending oil prices to a nine-month high over fears of an increasing risk of confrontation with the West. The United States criticized Iran on Wednesday over the collapse of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s talks in Tehran, saying it again showed the Islamic Republic’s refusal to abide by international obligations over its nuclear program. Expressing defiance, Supreme

Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran’s nuclear policies would not change despite mounting international pressure against what the West says are Tehran’s plans to obtain nuclear bombs. “With God’s help, and without paying attention to propaganda, Iran’s nuclear course should continue firmly and seriously,” he said on state TV. “Pressures, sanctions and assassinations will bear no fruit. No obstacles can stop Iran’s nuclear work.” A team from the Vienna-based IAEA had hoped to inspect a site at Parchin, southeast of Tehran, where the agency believes there is a facility to test explosives. But

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Black smoke rises into the sky from tyres that were burnt by protesters during an anti-US demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.

the IAEA said Iran “did not grant permission.” The failure of the two-day IAEA visit could hamper any resumption of wider nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers - the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany - as the sense grows that Tehran feels it is being backed into a corner. The standoff has rattled oil markets. On Wednesday, Londontraded benchmark Brent crude for April delivery rose for a third day - up $1.24 a barrel at $122.90, a nine-month high. U.S. crude futures for April were up 3 cents at $106.28 a barrel.

Friday, February 24, 2012

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A Shepherd’s beaked whale off the coast of Australia’s Victoria state. The Australian Antarctic Division team was tracking blue whales when they spotted the reclusive mammals, which are so rarely seen no population estimates of the species exist

Rare whale caught on film for first time Agence France Presse

Australian researchers Thursday revealed they had filmed a pod of extremely rare Shepherd’s beaked whales for the first time ever. The Australian Antarctic Division team was tracking blue whales off the coast of Victoria state last month when they spotted the reclusive mammals, which are so rarely seen that no population estimates of the species exist. Voyage leader Michael Double said the black and cream-coloured mammals with prominent dolphinlike beaks had been spotted in the wild only a handful of times through history. According to the Australian environment department, there have only been two previous confirmed sightings -- a lone individual in

New Zealand and a group of three in Western Australia They have never been filmed live before. “These animals are practically entirely known from stranded dead whales, and there haven’t been many of them,” Double told AFP, calling the footage “unique”. “They are an offshore animal, occupying

deep water, and when they surface it is only for a very short period of time.” Double said what was remarkable about the sighting was that the whale was previously thought to be a solitary creature, yet was in a pod of 10 to 12. “To find them in a pod is very exciting and will change the guide books. Our two whale experts will now carefully study the footage to work out the whale sizes and so on and prepare a scientific paper.” The Shepherd’s beaked whale, also known as the Tasman beaked whale, was discovered in 1937 but little is known about them.

NEW DELHI — Since before the age of dinosaurs it has burrowed unbothered beneath the monsoon-soaked soils of remote northeast India — unknown to science and mistaken by villagers as a deadly, miniature snake. But this legless amphibian’s time in obscurity has ended, thanks to an intrepid team of biologists led by University of Delhi professor Sathyabhama Das Biju. Over five years of digging through forest beds in the rain, the team has identified an entirely new family of amphibians — called chikilidae — endemic to the region but with ancient links to Africa. Their discovery, published Wednesday in a journal of the Royal Society of London, gives yet more evidence that India is a hotbed of amphibian life with habitats worth protecting against the country’s industry-heavy development agenda. It also gives exciting new evidence in the study of prehistoric species migration, as well as evolutionary paths influenced by continental shift. “This is a major hotspot of biological diversity, but one of the least explored,” Biju said in an interview with The Associated Press. “We hope this new family will show the importance of funding research in the area. We need to know what we have, so

we can know what to save.” His first effort in conserving the chikilidae was to give it a scientific name mirroring what the locals use in their Garo language. The chikilidae is a caecilian, the most primitive of three amphibian groups that also include frogs and salamanders. “We hope when the locals see the name, and their language, being used across the world, they will understand this animal’s importance and join in trying to save it,” Biju said. “India’s biodiversity is fast depleting. We are destroying these habitats without mercy.” The chikilidae’s home in longignored tropical forests now faces drastic change under programs to cut trees, plant rice paddy, build roads and generate industry as India’s economic growth fuels a breakneck drive in development. More industrial pollutants, more pesticides and more people occupying more land may mean a world of trouble for a creature that can be traced to the earliest vertebrates to creep across land. Biju — a botanist-turned-herpetologist now celebrated as India’s “Frogman” — has made it his life work to find and catalog new species. There are too many cases of “nameless extinction,” with animals disappearing before they are ever known, he said. “We don’t even know what we’re losing.”

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In this photo released by www.frogindia.org, an adult chikilidae sits on its eggs in the soils of northeast India.

Melanoma drug nearly doubles survival time: study

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a meeting with Iranian nuclear scientists and managers in Tehran February 22, 2012.

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New family of legless amphibians found in India

7 killed in Afghan protests over Quran burning

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This combo shows a photo of American journalist Marie Colvin, left, and one of French photographer Remi Ochlik. The two journalists were killed Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 by Syrian government shelling of the opposition stronghold of Homs, France’s government said.

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A new drug to treat advanced skin cancer, or metastatic melanoma, has been shown to nearly double average survival time in a study of more than 130 patients, researchers said Wednesday. Made by Genentech, a US subsidiary of the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche, the drug, Zelboraf, was ap-

proved by the US Food and Drug Administration in August 2011, making it the first new treatment for melanoma in 13 years. The latest study, an intermediate phase II trial whose results are published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed 132 patients at 13 medical sites in the United States and Australia. Study subjects survived an average of

15.9 months, when typical survival among people whose melanoma has spread to other organs is about nine months, it said. “We knew this drug would make the melanomas shrink in a large proportion of patients and that it worked better than chemotherapy,” said senior author Antoni Ribas, a professor of hematology and oncology and researcher at University

of California Los Angeles’s Jonsson Cancer Center. “We did not know that patients taking Zelboraf were living longer until now.” The drug can be used to treat about half of all patients with metastatic melanoma, or about 4,000 patients in the United States each year, the researchers said. Zelboraf, a twice-a-day pill, works by blocking a protein that is

involved with cell growth in patients with advanced melanoma whose tumors express a gene mutation called BRAF V600E. About 53 percent of patients with that mutation see their tumors shrink by more than 30 percent, while an additional 30 percent of patients see tumors get smaller but not quite as much. The drug failed to elicit a response in 14 percent of patients.


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Friday, February 24, 2012

Entertainment

Adele breaks Whitney Houston’s chart record Reuters

LOS ANGELES - The late Whitney Houston was unable to oust Adele from the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, and the British singer’s “21” replaced “The Bodyguard” as the longest running No. 1 album by a woman. Boosted by her six Grammy awards and performance comeback, Adele’s “21” saw its biggest sales week yet in 52 weeks on the U.S. chart, selling 730,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. That gave Adele her 21st week at the top spot, beating the record held by Houston with her 1992 “Bodyguard” album. “21” which features hits like “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” has now sold more than 18 million copies worldwide since its release in February 2011, Adele’s Columbia Record label said. The 23 year-old singer and songwriter also saw a surge in sales for her debut album, “19,” which sold 87,000 copies. Houston’s songs also saw a huge sales rise following her death in a Beverly Hills hotel on February 11 and a touching tribute by Jennifer Hudson at the Grammy awards on February 12.

Seven of Houston’s albums reentered the Billboard chart this week, led by “Whitney: The Greatest Hits” compilation at No. 2, selling 175,000 copies. Her self-titled album sold 17,000 to take the 37th spot. Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” single took the No. 2 spot in the Billboard Digital Songs Chart. GRAMMY BOOST The Billboard 200 album chart reflected a Grammy-influenced boost for other artists. Pop singer Bruno Mars, who was nominated for six Grammys but went home empty-handed, still saw his album “Doo-Wops &

Hooligans” notch the No. 8 position, boosted by his retro-inspired uptempo performance of “Runaway Baby” at the Los Angeles awards show. His album was followed by Grammy’s best country album winners Lady Antebellum’s “Own The Night” at No. 9 and newcomers The Civil Wars, who picked up two Grammy awards, rounded out the top 10 with “Barton Hollow.” Country singer Jason Aldean, Rihanna, British band Coldplay and country group The Band Perry all saw their albums climb the top 20. Katy Perry, who stormed back defiantly in her first big public performance at the Grammys after husband Russell Brand filed for divorce in December, saw her new single “Part of Me” notch the top spot on the Billboard Digital Songs chart, with 411,000 downloads. Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and “Set Fire to the Rain” took No. 3 and No. 4 on the Digital Songs chart respectively.

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Whitney Houston open casket photo on tabloid cover Reuters

LOS ANGELES - In a classy move certain to enrage fans while boosting sales, the National Enquirer has published a photo of Whitney Houston’s open casket this week. The image of the late pop diva was purportedly taken during a private viewing at the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, N.J. The exercise in sensationalism is on par with the photos of Houston’s last meal and the bathtub she died in that TMZ ran in the days immediately after her February 11 death at the Beverly

Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. There’s some precedent for the Enquirer’s ghoulish glimpse at Whitney’s wake. The tabloid ran similar open casket shots of Elvis Presley after the King of Rock died in 1977. Just as it did with Presley, the headline loudly proclaims that it is “the last photo” taken of the singer. The Enquirer also teases some other tawdry details about the Houston viewing. The singer was reportedly outfitted in her favorite purple dress, $500,000 worth of jewelry, and had gold slippers on her feet.

Rp.5.000 during their stay, which is less than the price of a single drink. All funds raised through Amadea Cares will be distributed to a number of carefully selected organizations requiring support.

Bill Clinton had his saxophone, but President Barack Obama can sing the blues. Obama lent his voice to a White House jam featuring Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy on Tuesday during a celebration of blues and its influence on modern pop culture. After wowing crowds in January by singing a line from Al Green’s classic hit “Let’s Stay Together” at a Harlem fundraiser, the President sang a verse of “Sweet Home Chicago” in the all-star finale of a TV special taped at the White House. “We were trying to get you to help us sing. I heard you singing Al Green,” blues guitar legend Guy hollered to Obama on Tuesday. “So you started something. You got to keep it up now. You can do it.”

Taking a microphone handed to him by Rolling Stones frontman Jagger, a smiling Obama sang a solo verse of “Sweet Home Chicago” before handing back to the band. The performance was part of a PBS television special marking Black History month that will be broadcast on February 27 as “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues,” the public broadcaster said. Obama’s blues solo recalled Clinton’s saxophone playing appearance in 1992 on the “The Arsenio Hall Show”, which was credited with boosting his presidential campaign. Obama’s brief rendition of “Let’s Stay Together” in January helped increase sales of the 1971 Al Green classic by 490 percent in the following week, according to Billboard magazine, and the YouTube video has been viewed more than 7 million times.

19 Feb Redite Pon Medangsia Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan 20 Feb Soma Wage Medangsia Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar 21 Feb Tilem Kawulu Pura Ulun Kulkul Besakih Pura Dalem Yang Taluh Sidemen - Karangasem Pura Dalem Kangin Sidemen - Karangasem 22 Feb Buda Umanis Medangsia Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati Pura Nataran Kacangdawa Klungkung Odalan Bhatara, Gede Apol Ubung Denpasar Pura Puseh Brahmana Kawasan-Klungkung Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman Tegalalang Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Batanbuah-Kesiman. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati

26 Feb Redite Keliwon Pujut Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi 4 Mar Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung.

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Amadea Resort & Villas chose to debut this program on Valentine’s Day, a time that celebrates love and commitment. The first recipient of a donation from Amadea Cares was Yayasan Senyum Bali also known

as the Bali Smile Foundation. This non-profit charity organization was established in 2005 by Mary Northmore, a Bali resident originally from the UK. It is an independent foundation that brings essential

healthcare to local people with severe craniofacial disabilities. So missing out on just one drink during your stay could make a big difference to the life of a Balinese person in need!

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Calendar Event for February 19 through March 17, 2012

23 Feb Wraspati Paing Medangsia Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitera-Gianyar

U.S. President Barack Obama with his family sing at the “Christmas in Washington” celebration at the National Building Museum in Washington December 11, 2011.

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Adele performs during the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena in London, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Amadea Resort help people in need

Amadea Resort & Villas takes great pleasure to announce the launch of a Corporate Social Responsibility program that focuses on giving back to the local community. Amadea Cares is set to become the umbrella for a number of social initiatives that will be carried out for the remainder of this year. Not everyone is fortunate enough to benefit from Bali’s flourishing tourism industry. But Amadea Cares aims address this issue and make a difference to the lives of those in need by supporting orphaned children, the aged, the impoverished and the disabled. The resort is now allocating a percentage from its monthly profit margin to this worthy cause and staff members will contribute directly from their respective salaries. Each in-house guest will also be invited to participate by donating just

Obama sings the blues with Jagger, B.B King

Pall-bearers carry the casket of pop singer Whitney Houston to a hearse following her funeral service at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey February 18, 2012.

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International

6 Mar Anggara Wage Pahang Pura Batu Madeg Besakih(Meru Tumpang Sanga)

Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah. 7 Mar Purnama Kesanga Pura Penataran sasih Pejeng - Gianyar Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. 7 Mar Buda Keliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal Pura Batur Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 12 Mar Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 17 Mar Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Desa Jelantik Tojan Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih.

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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Again... From page 1

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The site of a train crash at Once station in Buenos Aires on February 22. The packed commuter train slammed into a retaining wall at a railway terminus in Buenos Aires during rush hour, leaving at least 49 dead, 675 injured, and dozens trapped in the wreckage.

Argentine train slams into station, passengers die Associated Press Writer

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A packed train slammed into the end of the line in Buenos Aires’ busy Once station Wednesday, killing several people and injuring hundreds of morning commuters, authorities said. “There are fatalities,” said Alberto Crescenti, the city’s emergency medical director. He declined to say how many, but when asked about reports that as many as 40 had died, he replied, “It’s possible.” Forty deaths would be the highest death toll from a train accident since Feb. 1, 1970, when a train smashed into another at full speed in suburban Buenos Aires, killing 200 people. Crescenti said at least 550 people were injured, and said that 30 people remain trapped inside the first car, where rescuers carved open the roof and set up a pulley system to extract them. The commuter train came in too fast and hit the barrier at the end of the platform at about 12 mph (20 kph), smashing the front of the engine and crunching the leading cars behind it; one car penetrated nearly 20 feet (six meters) into the next, Argentina’s transportation secretary,

J.P. Schiavi told reporters at the station. Most damaged was the first car, where passengers make space for bicycles. Survivors told the TeleNoticias channel that many people were injured in a jumble of metal and glass. Passengers said windows exploded as the tops of train cars separated from their floors. The trains are usually packed with people standing between the seats, and many were thrown into each other and to the floor by the force of the hard stop. Many people suffered bruises, and many with lesser injuries were waiting for attention on the Once station’s platforms as helicopters and more than a dozen ambu-

lances took the most seriously injured to nearby hospitals. There have been five serious train accidents since Dec. 2010; the most deadly of these happened last Sept. 13, when a bus driver crossed the tracks in front of an oncoming train, killing 11. “This machine left the shop yesterday and the brakes worked well. From what we know, it braked without problems at previous stations. At this point I don’t want to speculate about the causes,” Ruben Sobrero, union chief on the Sarmiento line, told Radio La Red. The motorman has been hospitalized and the union hasn’t been able to speak with him yet, Sobrero added.

Chief Totoy said there were three inmates getting injured in the riots on Tuesday night. They were Supriyanto, 34, dweller of block C2 in drug case, having injuries on his right hand; Nyoman Tirtayasa, 33, dweller of block D in drug case, having injuries on his right arm; and Roni Efendi, 32, having injuries on the right calf. Roni was an inmate in the case of theft. The three inmates were taken to Trijata Police Hospital to obtain medical treatment. Having been treated, the two inmates suffering minor injuries were directly taken into detention cell of Bali Police. Meanwhile, the inmate suffering an injury on the calf was still undergoing treatment in the Trijata Police Hospital. “Later on, at the time the three injured inmates will be taken back to prison. We will see the situation first,” he said. Chief Totoy admitted there were no inmates examined

after the riots. He argued that his party would see the further situation. If the situation was truly conducive, then police would conduct the examination. Moreover, the riots also resulted in fire-raising and vandalism against the facilities in the prison. “Most importantly, the situation must be conducive first. When the situation is under control and safe, then we will examine them,” he said. When asked about the security in Kerobokan prison after the riots, this two-star general disclosed that it would be maintained. Other than assigning personnel on site, his party would also organize a regular patrol. Custody and patrol would be made until the situation would be really getting conducive. “So far, a number of officers have been alerted in the location. It is carried out to prevent any subsequent incident,” he added. (kmb21)

A girl... From page 1 Fisher said a bullet went through the backpack and hit the little girl. Investigators were working to determine how the child got the gun. L i t t l e A m i n a K o c e r- B o w man was in critical condition Wednesday night after surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, hospital spokeswoman Leila Gray said. The Bremerton Schools superintendent’s office said the girl was shot in the abdomen. KING-TV reported that her friends and relatives gave a ‘thumbs up’ signal to reporters as they left the hospital late Wednesday. The school is in a quiet residential neighborhood about 20 miles west of Seattle, across Puget Sound. Fisher said officers and emergency crews were dispatched to the school around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in response to a call that a student was shot by another student. The school went into lockdown immediately after the shooting, said Bremerton Schools spokeswoman Patty Glaser. Lockdown procedures call for announcements to be made over the school’s loudspeakers and for teachers to lock their classrooms, she said. Parents picked up their children later in the afternoon.

Armin Jahr Elementary has about 400 students, Glaser said. She said the school would reopen Thursday and three counselors would be available to talk to teachers, students and parents. “Our plans at this time, school will continue as usual,” Glaser said. Many questions remained. Police did not immediately describe the gun involved. In the latest scorecard by the Brady Campaign, a national gun control advocacy group, Washington scored no points in the child safety category because the state does not require trigger locks for guns and lacks laws to prevent child access to firearms. “Washington state is a loosely regulated state when it comes to firearms,” said Gregory Roberts, executive director of Washington Cease Fire, a Brady Campaign affiliate. Amanda Roth, a staff attorney for the San Francisco-based Legal Community Against Violence, said 27 states and the District of Columbia have some form of firearm child access prevention laws. Such laws can include requirements to use gun locks and criminal penalties for adults who allow children to get their hands on guns.

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Banks sink on European economic worry Reuters

NEW YORK - Banks led stocks lower on Wednesday as the S&P 500 stalled near a 10month-high after signs of weak European business activity rekindled concerns about a recession overseas. U.S. banks were the S&P 500’s worst performing sector. Investors feared that weak euro zone growth would hamper countries dealing with heavy debt loads and the banks exposed to those debts. “We’re very concerned around the markedly deteriorating credit fundamentals in Europe,” said Steven Baffico, chief executive officer at Four Wood Capital Partners in New York. Data showing weakness in the euro zone services and manufacturing sectors overshadowed the day-old deal to bail out Greece. After touching a near 7-month high on Tuesday, the KBW bank index fell 2 percent. A key European bank index declined 2.5 percent. The S&P 500 index failed again

to hold above 1,360, the high reached last May and a key resistance point that could spark further gains if broken. The benchmark index is up about 8 percent for the year and gained more than 20 percent from its October lows. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 27.02 points, or 0.21 percent, to 12,938.67. The S&P 500 Index dropped 4.55 points, or 0.33 percent, to 1,357.66. The Nasdaq Composite fell 15.40 points, or 0.52 percent, to 2,933.17. Oil services companies rose, partly offsetting the decline by banks. Drilling contractor Nabors Industries rose 7 percent to $21.78 a day after its operating results topped Wall Street expectations and as the chief executive detailed a retooling of the company.

The PHLX oil services sector index rose 1.7 percent. Home builder stocks fell, with the PHLX housing sector index down 1.4 percent. Data showed U.S. home resales surged to a 1-1/2 year high in January but came in below forecasts. Dell Inc was one of the biggest drags on the S&P, tumbling 5.8 percent to $17.10 in volume 2.5 times above its recent daily average. The world’s No. 3 personal computer maker forecast revenue below expectations late Tuesday. The NYSEArca computer hardware index lost 1.8 percent. After the market’s close, shares of computer maker HewlettPackard fell 1.4 percent after reporting quarterly revenue below expectations.

PayPal gets new rival in offline payments race Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO - PayPal, the online payments company owned by eBay Inc, just got a new rival in the race to develop a mobile payment service that can be used in physical stores. Boku Inc, a big online mobile payments company backed by venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz and Benchmark Capital, unveiled a new service on Thursday that lets people pay with any mobile phone anywhere credit cards are accepted. Boku already provides carrier billing through about 230 wireless carriers, including AT&T Inc, Vodafone Group Plc and Verizon Communications Inc in more than 60 countries. This service lets peo-

ple pay with their mobile number and get the transactions charged to their monthly phone bill. Carrier billing is typically limited to smaller online purchases, either through personal computers or within mobile phone apps. Boku’s new platform, called Boku Accounts, allows purchases in physical stores, a much bigger market. The service will be branded and offered by wireless carriers to customers, with Boku running the system in the background. The move puts Boku in closer competition with PayPal, which is pushing its popular online payments service into physical stores. Google Inc is also trying to get its Google Wallet service into stores through a partnership with giants such as MasterCard Inc and Citigroup Inc.

PayPal’s in-store offering works with merchants’ existing point-of-sale terminals, but usually requires a software upgrade. Google Wallet works with phones that have Near-Field Communication, or NFC, chips in them and merchants need a terminal that supports this technology. Boku’s service comes with a sticker that users can slap on the back of their mobile phones, turning any handset into an NFCenabled device. It also comes with a payment card that can be swiped using existing retailer terminals, without a software upgrade, according to the company. “We wanted this to be available in any store,” Ron Hirson, co-founder of Boku, said. “You don’t need a new phone or a new terminal.”

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A money dealer reacts at a foreign exchange brokerage as the U.S. dollar is traded at 80.13 -18 yen range in Tokyo Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.

U.S. wants more talks on Japan bid to join Pacific trade group

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WASHINGTON - The United States said on Wednesday it was still considering whether to support Japan’s bid to join talks on a trans-Pacific regional free trade agreement, three months after Tokyo announced interest in the negotiations. “Both governments agreed to continue the consultative process, with additional meetings to be arranged at a later date,” the office of the U.S. Trade Representative said in a statement after two days of talks with Japanese officials. “The meeting was an opportunity for the United States to continue the assessment of Japan’s readiness” to make significant market-opening reforms, USTR said. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced Tokyo’s interest in joining talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) back on November 11, prior to joining President Barack Obama in Honolulu for a meeting of Asia Pacific leaders. The two sides had senior level talks earlier this month and followed that with technical level talks this week. Detroit-based U.S. auto manufacturers have objected to Japan joining the TPP negotiations, saying they do not believe Tokyo is prepared at this time to dismantle “non-tariff” barriers that they blame for low U.S. auto sales in Japan. Japan, whose tariff on U.S. autos is already zero, says Detroit’s claims are exaggerated and the real problem is that the automakers do not make cars suited to the Japanese market. U.S. trade officials have said the decision on whether Japan will be allowed into the negotiations will be made in consultation with the eight other countries currently involved in the TPP talks - Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Chile and Peru. Those countries set a goal in November of finishing the TPP talks this year. Canada and Mexico have also asked to join the negotiations and are awaiting a decision as well.


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Goa Lawah

Gua Lawah or Bat Cave is one of favorite places of interest in Bali and it is located near of hilly bank so it is called reef of Middle hill. This cave is located in Pasinggahan countryside, Dawan sub district, Klungkung Regency, east part of Bali and about 1,5 hours from Denpasar Town. There is a nature cave dwelt by thousands of tail bat located at north side from Jeroan/ center of Gua Lawah Temple . Meanwhile the main road from Klungkung to Amlapura is just in front of the temple. This cave is apposite to the beautiful beach with black sand along the coastal area. Pursuant to the papyrus of Dwi Jendra Tattwa, the Gua Lawah’s name is Gua Lelawah, the name which is given by Danghyang Nirartha (a priest overspread the Hindu teaching in Bali) when he stop in this place on his Tirtha Yatra trips. He arrive at a cave which is a lot of bats hang on and its unbroken voice clamor as hymn to add the beauty of the cave. Therefore this cave is named by Gua Lawah/Bat Cave. On the above cave is growth by the flower trees with it’s smelt fragrance and stimulus

the peace mind of Danghyang Nirartha, so that he overnight stay for some nights in this place. From the cave we see also the beautiful coast with the blue ocean with Nusa Penida Island as a backdrop. Gua Lawah Temple History p According to the chronicle of Bendesa Mas, it mentions that the elaborations of Mpu Kuturan (a Hindu priest who come from Java) then he live in Bali which has been hosted in Silayukti, Padang Bai. He also builds some temple like Gua Lawah Temple. p According to the Papyrus of Dwijendra Tattwa, it narrates that after Danghyang Nirartha stay some nights at Goa Lawah, then he build a Kahyangan Temple on the ground. It means that Danghyang Nirartha extends the Palinggih or temple building existing at Gua Lawah Temple. Temple festival at Gua Lawah is basically divided into 2 types that is Piodalan ceremony, and Ngusaba ceremony. On this event, many Hindu people from entire of the island come and pray. Gua Lawah is a place of interest in Bali and opened for visitors who wish to see the temple closely.

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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has signed a decree setting the government`s base purchasing price of rice at Rp6,600 per kg for this year, a 27-28 percent increase over past years.

Government sets base buying price of rice at Rp6,600

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JAKARTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has signed a decree setting the government`s base purchasing price of rice at Rp6,600 per kg for this year, a 27-28 percent increase over past years. “The increase is quite good,” Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa said here on Wednesday. With the signing of the decree, the

National Logistics Agency (Bulog) is required to buy rice from farmers at above the base-buying price. Hatta further said the new basebuying price favors farmers.

The increase accords with the proposal by the agriculture minister who sought a 27-28 percent rise in the base-buying price of rice and un-hulled rice. According to agriculture ministry officials, the base purchasing price of rice should ideally be set at a range of Rp6,000 to Rp7,000 per kg. The price hike, however, received a cool response from farmers

in Central Sulawesi province. “The increase is a tidy sum, but still has not much influence because the price of rice at the farmers? level is currently far above the government`s rice purchasing price,” said Jhony, a chief of the farmers’ group in Palolo subsistrit, Central Palu, on Thursday. He noted that the new basebuying price only serves as a price

standard for Bulog when purchasing farmers` rice. Lewis, a farmer from Tolay village, Parigi Moutong district, said the price of rice at the local market is currently Rp8,000 kg. Also, Bulog officials previously said that the 28% percent increase in the base-buying price will raise the amount of subsidized rice for the poor by Rp5 trillion.

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JAKARTA - The directorate general of customs is currently examining no fewer than one thousand containers filled with suspected poisonous waste materials that have entered the country during 2010, a spokesman said. “We have not yet released the containers and are still examining their contents,” the directorate general`s spokesman, Martediansyah, said here Wednesday. It was believed the containers could reach Indonesia`s customs territory because of help from certain parties, he said.

The directorate general had coordinated with the Attorney General`s Office (AGO) on the steps that needed to be taken on 113 containers holding poisonous substances that had been sealed at Tanjung Priok port. Coordination with the AGO was necessary because of the possibility of corrupt acts having been committed in the importation of the hazardous materials. “Our focus is on violation of the customs law while the matter of possible corruption in the cases is the AGO`s business,” Martediansyah said. Meanwhile, AGO spokesman Noor Rachmad confirmed that the office had

coordinated with the customs directorate general about the importation of the hazardous wastes but a formal order to investigate the matter had not yet been issued. Earlier, it was reported the 113 containers were filled with B3 category B (hazardous and poisonous) goods. Of the 113 containers, 89 had come from England and the rest from the Netherlands. They had arrived at Tanjung Priok port in five shipments since late November 2011 and their importer was PT HHS while they were filled with scrap steel mixed with chemicals, soil and tar.

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BOYOLALI - Hundreds of houses in Kismoyono village, Boyolali district, Central Java, were on Wednesday inundated after heavy rains since the night before caused the Kijing and Jampen rivers to overflow. Kismoyoso village chief Joko Margono said the deluge started to invade people`s houses at 01.00 and kept on rising until Wednesday morning. “This year`s flooding is worse than in 2011. Our village is flooded every rainy season,”

he said. The flood waters rose to the height of an adult`s hips but at around 09.00 they began to recede. People were now busy cleaning up the mud and garbage brought by the flood. But at seven hamlets in Kismoyoso the height of the flood waters ranged from an ankle to an adult`s breast. This happened in the hamlets of Ngampo, Tegalan, Beran, Grasak, Krajan, Jampen, Kedunggowo, and Tambas. There were no reports of fatalities because of the flood.


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Bali Today Indonesia to evacuate foreign inmates from riot jail Agence France-Presse

DENPASAR - Indonesian forces backed by water cannons and armoured vehicles were locked in a tense stand-off outside a prison on Bali island Thursday after rioting inmates took control for a second night. Ousted prison guards and some 400 heavily armed police and military spent the night massed outside the notorious Kerobokan prison, which holds more than 1,000 inmates, including 12 Australian drug mules. Security forces had stormed the overcrowded prison at dawn on Wednesday to wrest control after a night of arson and stonethrowing, only to lose it again late that night. “The prisoners took over the prison again, which forced security personnel to fire warning shots into the air,” provincial military command spokesman Wing Handoko told AFP. With the prison sealed off by the inmates, it was not clear if there were any casualties inside. Handoko said that authorities would attempt to evacuate all foreign and female prisoners from the complex, but did not say how such an operation would be carried out. “We are trying to find the right moment to try and evacuate foreigners and female prisoners,” he said. “We don’t want to take chances, just in case the foreigners become a target of the prisoners’ anger.” Sixty foreigners are held at the jail, including 14 women, said Anang Khuzairi, head of security at Kerobokan. The jail is home to 1,015 inmates -among them 125 women -- more than three times its intended capacity. Handoko said security forces had been releasing occasional volleys of aerial gunshots through the night to reinforce their presence to prisoners, and to deter any from escaping. Police and military personnel threw a security cordon around the jail, guarding all access points to the facility which is located in a suburban area of Bali just seven kilometres (four

miles) from the tourism hub of Kuta beach. In the early hours of Thursday morning an AFP reporter heard three minutes of continuous gunfire unleashed by security forces. Shortly after, a flaming torch made of rags wrapped around a pole was flung from inside the prison and landed near a television broadcaster’s vehicle, but was extinguished before the fire could spread. Shouting and the rattling of the prison’s inner gates had been heard before police opened fire, but after the volley silence descended on the jail, broken by police occasionally firing into the air. As dawn broke over a prison that has been without electricity since the trouble first broke out, police again moved armoured vehicles and water cannons outside the jail walls. The first riots were a distance away from the wings where the Australian prisoners are kept, but it was not clear whether the second night of trouble was any closer to quarters housing foreign inmates. All 12 Australian prisoners at Kerobokan, including two on death row and six serving life sentences, were safe after the first night’s trouble, Australia’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Among the Australians at the jail are convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby and a group known as the “Bali Nine”, who were caught attempting to smuggle drugs from Bali. There have been a number of riots at the jail in recent years, including one triggered by a police drug raid in June. It is one of Indonesia’s most notorious prisons, with a combustible mix of inmates including convicted murderers, sex offenders and others guilty of violent crimes.

AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

Police reinforcements backed by armored vehicles arrive outside the Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on the second day of rioting February 23, 2012. Indonesia said on February 23 it would evacuate all 60 foreigners as well as female prisoners from the jail which is currently under control of rioting inmates.

Three injured inmates rushed to Trijata Police Hospital Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Riots in the Kerobokan Prison, Denpasar, on Tuesday night (Feb 21) caused some inmates to be rushed to Trijata Police Hospital on Jalan Trijata Denpasar on Wednesday morning (Feb 22). A total of three inmates were injured in the riots happening in the prison with overloaded capacity. Based on observation made by Bali Post in the hospital, the three injured inmates were Roni Efendi, 32, an inmate of theft case (block C1) from Banyuwangi suffered from a gunshot injury on the calf of his right leg; Supriyanto, 34, an inmate of drug case (block C2) from Jember suffered from an injury on the right hand; and Nyoman Tirtayasa, 33, an inmate of drug case (block D) from Badung Mengwi suffered from an abrasion. Based

on the information compiled, such injuries were caused by glass shrapnel and gunshot when the officers tried to secure the raging riots. Having got medical treatment, two of the three inmates were temporarily commended in the detention cell of Bali Police until the situation of Kerobokan Prison turned conducive. Meanwhile, Roni one of the three injured inmates, until the publication of this news, was still under treatment in the Police Hospital due to a gunshot injury on the calf of his right leg. Related to the condition of the three riot victims, the Division Head of Health Services of the Bali Police, Pramu Joko, with permission of the Bali Police Chief when asked for his confirmation said the three inmates were all in good health. Meanwhile, regard-

ing the gunshot injury was being investigated further. “I did not find a bullet in the wound, so that we do not know for sure the cause of his wound,” he said. Just a reminder, the riots occurred again in the Kerobokan Prison, Denpasar, on Tuesday night. Even, the recent riots were followed with fire-raising and stone throwing in the prison area. Though a number of firefighters were deployed to extinguish the fire in the prison, the effort got opposition from the inmates where hundreds of stones were thrown at the firefighters. Similarly, a standby ambulance in the parking area should step aside because the stones continued to fly from inside the prison. Allegedly, the riots were kindled by a fight breaking out previously among the inmates in the prison. (kmb28)

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Balinese Culture Teep Beans:

Lazing while Enjoying Slow Snack

Sidakarya Mask

Supplementary Performance to Ritual

It is said when a preparation of nangluk merana or pest prevention ritual was held in Besakih Temple during the reign of Dalem Waturenggong, came an ugly stranger in ragged clothes who claimed himself to be the king’s brother. The man with such disgusting appearance claimed as a brahmin and no one believed him. Without a command, the people cast out and insulted the man from Keling while taunting with the bursts of hurtful words. When the man was away from the venue of ceremony, the uninvited guest echoed a curse so that the ceremony turned incoherent. Ultimately, it really happened what he expected. The days of ritual preparation turned chaotic. Ritual paraphernalia made thoroughly and with difficulty was suddenly rotten and destroyed. Moreover, main ingredients of the ceremony were no longer easy to obtain. Suddenly the land turned dry, while plants wilted and died. The weather grew hotter and people were sweltering. Dalem Waturenggong immediately attempted to contemplate what caused the disharmony and catastrophe. He assigned his underlings to fetch the Keling brahmin. After expressing his apology, the Keling brahmin was asked to get fully involved in the ceremony which would be carried out soon. The brahmin was then recognized as the king’s brother and awarded the title of Dalem Sidakarya.

The legend originating from the Chronicle Bebali Sidakarya was framed in a dramatic structure so that it could engender the art of mask performances. Started with the introduction of pangelembar mask, Kodi opened with the dance of hard mask and old mask. This section was an opportunity for the dancer to show off his dance skills. The hard mask appearing first had a strict facial expression revealed through a straightforward and nimble interpretation. On the way round, the old mask then showed off a gentle characteristic, old facial expression with white hair, eyebrows, and whiskers. His old age was also illustrated by the behavior of the unsteady and frail motion. Emergence of the penasar figures marked the beginning of the story. Then, the figure with half-opened mask—eyes and mouth—acted as the narrator. He opened, controlled the storyline, and served as a commentator. Through the figure as Penasar, Kodi attempted to contextualize the setting of storyline through expression of some social criticisms at issue lately. Arsawijaya mask presented next was intended to make the atmosphere quiet. The mask with charismatic look framed with a smooth and supple choreography exposed gestures in its dramatization. In the performance played that afternoon, this mask was no other than Dalem Waturenggong.

Characters of the ordinary people called bondres turned to be a complement of the mask performance. Pajegan mask presented by Kodi in the Wantilan Hall of Bali Art Center Denpasar showcased some personifications of the average person. It was on the performance the capability of a dancer could be seen, especially how to give emphasis on the theme he played through the aspiration of small people. With strong characterization, Kodi was so keen to play the characters of his bondres, both visible through totality of characterization or through the theme made into communication reference of spiritual and religious values packed humorously. Sidakarya mask appearing at the end of the Pajegan Mask dancedrama indeed functioned or was interpreted to establish a religious ceremony. The most important and major figure in the ritual performance was the white mask denoting a combination of human and demonic facial expressions. The mouth gaped between laughing and grimacing, while the eyes narrowed between scaring and loving. With a bowl containing the canang sari oblation, yellow rice, incense, and perforated coins, the figure showing off the behavior between malignant and affectionate chanted mantra and then threw perforated coins and yellow rice. (BTN/BP)

Among the delicacy of Balinese food with hot spices, in fact, Balinese community also retains easy-peasy snack but sometimes a bit harder. One of them is the bean of teep. Its tree resembles to that of breadfruit. However, its beans are far smaller compared to that of breadfruit. When its fruits have turned ripe, they usually attract the presence of civet. Actually, this nocturnal cat is only interested to eat the flesh of fruit. Similar thing also happens to coffee beans. Since the skin of beans is hard it cannot digest them so civet could only enjoy the flesh. On the next day, those seeds could be found at the feces of civet. All seeds remain intact. However, if people see the ripe fruits first, they will not need to wait the coming of civet to pick them. To process the beans, they are first cleansed thoroughly and dry under the sun. Afterward, they should be fried without oil but sand. When they have been finely cooked they can be enjoyed while relaxing or lazing. As the shell and beans are slightly hard, it may take a bit long time to open and chew them. However, if they are indeed dry enough and cooked well they must be easy to open and crispy. They are good to consume as slow snack while chatting or watching TV. (BTN/punia)

Special Mussels:

Dissolved in Tenderness of Coconut Milk While boring with the ordinary servings, simply try a delightful flavor of seafood. For instance, with a combination of mussel ingredient and Balinese tuber spices, it could pamper the appetite of foodies or culinary adventurers. Tender coconut milk will enhance the flavor of mussel. Ingredient: 250g mussel, a cup of coconut milk Spices: 6 cloves shallot, 4 cloves garlic, 1 large chili, 2 small chilies, 1 slice turmeric, 1 slice kencur (aromatic ginger), 1 slice ginger, 1 pc salam leaf, 2 pcs kaffir lime leaf, ½ tsp coriander, ½ tsp pepper, ½ tsp salt, 1 tbsp of lime juice and 2 tbsp palm oil Method: • Cleanse the mussels and drain. Give lime juice to remove its odor. • All spices are ground finely, except for kaffir lime leaf, salam leaf, pepper, salt and coriander. • Stir fry the ground spices until smelling fragrant. Pour the mussel into the spices on the frying pan and stir for a while. Add coconut milk while pouring salt, pepper, coriander. Wait for a while until the coconut milk turns a little dry. Take out and it is ready to serve. (BTN/punia)

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Bali Today Indonesia to evacuate foreign inmates from riot jail Agence France-Presse

DENPASAR - Indonesian forces backed by water cannons and armoured vehicles were locked in a tense stand-off outside a prison on Bali island Thursday after rioting inmates took control for a second night. Ousted prison guards and some 400 heavily armed police and military spent the night massed outside the notorious Kerobokan prison, which holds more than 1,000 inmates, including 12 Australian drug mules. Security forces had stormed the overcrowded prison at dawn on Wednesday to wrest control after a night of arson and stonethrowing, only to lose it again late that night. “The prisoners took over the prison again, which forced security personnel to fire warning shots into the air,” provincial military command spokesman Wing Handoko told AFP. With the prison sealed off by the inmates, it was not clear if there were any casualties inside. Handoko said that authorities would attempt to evacuate all foreign and female prisoners from the complex, but did not say how such an operation would be carried out. “We are trying to find the right moment to try and evacuate foreigners and female prisoners,” he said. “We don’t want to take chances, just in case the foreigners become a target of the prisoners’ anger.” Sixty foreigners are held at the jail, including 14 women, said Anang Khuzairi, head of security at Kerobokan. The jail is home to 1,015 inmates -among them 125 women -- more than three times its intended capacity. Handoko said security forces had been releasing occasional volleys of aerial gunshots through the night to reinforce their presence to prisoners, and to deter any from escaping. Police and military personnel threw a security cordon around the jail, guarding all access points to the facility which is located in a suburban area of Bali just seven kilometres (four

miles) from the tourism hub of Kuta beach. In the early hours of Thursday morning an AFP reporter heard three minutes of continuous gunfire unleashed by security forces. Shortly after, a flaming torch made of rags wrapped around a pole was flung from inside the prison and landed near a television broadcaster’s vehicle, but was extinguished before the fire could spread. Shouting and the rattling of the prison’s inner gates had been heard before police opened fire, but after the volley silence descended on the jail, broken by police occasionally firing into the air. As dawn broke over a prison that has been without electricity since the trouble first broke out, police again moved armoured vehicles and water cannons outside the jail walls. The first riots were a distance away from the wings where the Australian prisoners are kept, but it was not clear whether the second night of trouble was any closer to quarters housing foreign inmates. All 12 Australian prisoners at Kerobokan, including two on death row and six serving life sentences, were safe after the first night’s trouble, Australia’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Among the Australians at the jail are convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby and a group known as the “Bali Nine”, who were caught attempting to smuggle drugs from Bali. There have been a number of riots at the jail in recent years, including one triggered by a police drug raid in June. It is one of Indonesia’s most notorious prisons, with a combustible mix of inmates including convicted murderers, sex offenders and others guilty of violent crimes.

AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

Police reinforcements backed by armored vehicles arrive outside the Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on the second day of rioting February 23, 2012. Indonesia said on February 23 it would evacuate all 60 foreigners as well as female prisoners from the jail which is currently under control of rioting inmates.

Three injured inmates rushed to Trijata Police Hospital Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Riots in the Kerobokan Prison, Denpasar, on Tuesday night (Feb 21) caused some inmates to be rushed to Trijata Police Hospital on Jalan Trijata Denpasar on Wednesday morning (Feb 22). A total of three inmates were injured in the riots happening in the prison with overloaded capacity. Based on observation made by Bali Post in the hospital, the three injured inmates were Roni Efendi, 32, an inmate of theft case (block C1) from Banyuwangi suffered from a gunshot injury on the calf of his right leg; Supriyanto, 34, an inmate of drug case (block C2) from Jember suffered from an injury on the right hand; and Nyoman Tirtayasa, 33, an inmate of drug case (block D) from Badung Mengwi suffered from an abrasion. Based

on the information compiled, such injuries were caused by glass shrapnel and gunshot when the officers tried to secure the raging riots. Having got medical treatment, two of the three inmates were temporarily commended in the detention cell of Bali Police until the situation of Kerobokan Prison turned conducive. Meanwhile, Roni one of the three injured inmates, until the publication of this news, was still under treatment in the Police Hospital due to a gunshot injury on the calf of his right leg. Related to the condition of the three riot victims, the Division Head of Health Services of the Bali Police, Pramu Joko, with permission of the Bali Police Chief when asked for his confirmation said the three inmates were all in good health. Meanwhile, regard-

ing the gunshot injury was being investigated further. “I did not find a bullet in the wound, so that we do not know for sure the cause of his wound,” he said. Just a reminder, the riots occurred again in the Kerobokan Prison, Denpasar, on Tuesday night. Even, the recent riots were followed with fire-raising and stone throwing in the prison area. Though a number of firefighters were deployed to extinguish the fire in the prison, the effort got opposition from the inmates where hundreds of stones were thrown at the firefighters. Similarly, a standby ambulance in the parking area should step aside because the stones continued to fly from inside the prison. Allegedly, the riots were kindled by a fight breaking out previously among the inmates in the prison. (kmb28)

International

Friday, February 24, 2012

Balinese Culture Teep Beans:

Lazing while Enjoying Slow Snack

Sidakarya Mask

Supplementary Performance to Ritual

It is said when a preparation of nangluk merana or pest prevention ritual was held in Besakih Temple during the reign of Dalem Waturenggong, came an ugly stranger in ragged clothes who claimed himself to be the king’s brother. The man with such disgusting appearance claimed as a brahmin and no one believed him. Without a command, the people cast out and insulted the man from Keling while taunting with the bursts of hurtful words. When the man was away from the venue of ceremony, the uninvited guest echoed a curse so that the ceremony turned incoherent. Ultimately, it really happened what he expected. The days of ritual preparation turned chaotic. Ritual paraphernalia made thoroughly and with difficulty was suddenly rotten and destroyed. Moreover, main ingredients of the ceremony were no longer easy to obtain. Suddenly the land turned dry, while plants wilted and died. The weather grew hotter and people were sweltering. Dalem Waturenggong immediately attempted to contemplate what caused the disharmony and catastrophe. He assigned his underlings to fetch the Keling brahmin. After expressing his apology, the Keling brahmin was asked to get fully involved in the ceremony which would be carried out soon. The brahmin was then recognized as the king’s brother and awarded the title of Dalem Sidakarya.

The legend originating from the Chronicle Bebali Sidakarya was framed in a dramatic structure so that it could engender the art of mask performances. Started with the introduction of pangelembar mask, Kodi opened with the dance of hard mask and old mask. This section was an opportunity for the dancer to show off his dance skills. The hard mask appearing first had a strict facial expression revealed through a straightforward and nimble interpretation. On the way round, the old mask then showed off a gentle characteristic, old facial expression with white hair, eyebrows, and whiskers. His old age was also illustrated by the behavior of the unsteady and frail motion. Emergence of the penasar figures marked the beginning of the story. Then, the figure with half-opened mask—eyes and mouth—acted as the narrator. He opened, controlled the storyline, and served as a commentator. Through the figure as Penasar, Kodi attempted to contextualize the setting of storyline through expression of some social criticisms at issue lately. Arsawijaya mask presented next was intended to make the atmosphere quiet. The mask with charismatic look framed with a smooth and supple choreography exposed gestures in its dramatization. In the performance played that afternoon, this mask was no other than Dalem Waturenggong.

Characters of the ordinary people called bondres turned to be a complement of the mask performance. Pajegan mask presented by Kodi in the Wantilan Hall of Bali Art Center Denpasar showcased some personifications of the average person. It was on the performance the capability of a dancer could be seen, especially how to give emphasis on the theme he played through the aspiration of small people. With strong characterization, Kodi was so keen to play the characters of his bondres, both visible through totality of characterization or through the theme made into communication reference of spiritual and religious values packed humorously. Sidakarya mask appearing at the end of the Pajegan Mask dancedrama indeed functioned or was interpreted to establish a religious ceremony. The most important and major figure in the ritual performance was the white mask denoting a combination of human and demonic facial expressions. The mouth gaped between laughing and grimacing, while the eyes narrowed between scaring and loving. With a bowl containing the canang sari oblation, yellow rice, incense, and perforated coins, the figure showing off the behavior between malignant and affectionate chanted mantra and then threw perforated coins and yellow rice. (BTN/BP)

Among the delicacy of Balinese food with hot spices, in fact, Balinese community also retains easy-peasy snack but sometimes a bit harder. One of them is the bean of teep. Its tree resembles to that of breadfruit. However, its beans are far smaller compared to that of breadfruit. When its fruits have turned ripe, they usually attract the presence of civet. Actually, this nocturnal cat is only interested to eat the flesh of fruit. Similar thing also happens to coffee beans. Since the skin of beans is hard it cannot digest them so civet could only enjoy the flesh. On the next day, those seeds could be found at the feces of civet. All seeds remain intact. However, if people see the ripe fruits first, they will not need to wait the coming of civet to pick them. To process the beans, they are first cleansed thoroughly and dry under the sun. Afterward, they should be fried without oil but sand. When they have been finely cooked they can be enjoyed while relaxing or lazing. As the shell and beans are slightly hard, it may take a bit long time to open and chew them. However, if they are indeed dry enough and cooked well they must be easy to open and crispy. They are good to consume as slow snack while chatting or watching TV. (BTN/punia)

Special Mussels:

Dissolved in Tenderness of Coconut Milk While boring with the ordinary servings, simply try a delightful flavor of seafood. For instance, with a combination of mussel ingredient and Balinese tuber spices, it could pamper the appetite of foodies or culinary adventurers. Tender coconut milk will enhance the flavor of mussel. Ingredient: 250g mussel, a cup of coconut milk Spices: 6 cloves shallot, 4 cloves garlic, 1 large chili, 2 small chilies, 1 slice turmeric, 1 slice kencur (aromatic ginger), 1 slice ginger, 1 pc salam leaf, 2 pcs kaffir lime leaf, ½ tsp coriander, ½ tsp pepper, ½ tsp salt, 1 tbsp of lime juice and 2 tbsp palm oil Method: • Cleanse the mussels and drain. Give lime juice to remove its odor. • All spices are ground finely, except for kaffir lime leaf, salam leaf, pepper, salt and coriander. • Stir fry the ground spices until smelling fragrant. Pour the mussel into the spices on the frying pan and stir for a while. Add coconut milk while pouring salt, pepper, coriander. Wait for a while until the coconut milk turns a little dry. Take out and it is ready to serve. (BTN/punia)

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Goa Lawah

Gua Lawah or Bat Cave is one of favorite places of interest in Bali and it is located near of hilly bank so it is called reef of Middle hill. This cave is located in Pasinggahan countryside, Dawan sub district, Klungkung Regency, east part of Bali and about 1,5 hours from Denpasar Town. There is a nature cave dwelt by thousands of tail bat located at north side from Jeroan/ center of Gua Lawah Temple . Meanwhile the main road from Klungkung to Amlapura is just in front of the temple. This cave is apposite to the beautiful beach with black sand along the coastal area. Pursuant to the papyrus of Dwi Jendra Tattwa, the Gua Lawah’s name is Gua Lelawah, the name which is given by Danghyang Nirartha (a priest overspread the Hindu teaching in Bali) when he stop in this place on his Tirtha Yatra trips. He arrive at a cave which is a lot of bats hang on and its unbroken voice clamor as hymn to add the beauty of the cave. Therefore this cave is named by Gua Lawah/Bat Cave. On the above cave is growth by the flower trees with it’s smelt fragrance and stimulus

the peace mind of Danghyang Nirartha, so that he overnight stay for some nights in this place. From the cave we see also the beautiful coast with the blue ocean with Nusa Penida Island as a backdrop. Gua Lawah Temple History p According to the chronicle of Bendesa Mas, it mentions that the elaborations of Mpu Kuturan (a Hindu priest who come from Java) then he live in Bali which has been hosted in Silayukti, Padang Bai. He also builds some temple like Gua Lawah Temple. p According to the Papyrus of Dwijendra Tattwa, it narrates that after Danghyang Nirartha stay some nights at Goa Lawah, then he build a Kahyangan Temple on the ground. It means that Danghyang Nirartha extends the Palinggih or temple building existing at Gua Lawah Temple. Temple festival at Gua Lawah is basically divided into 2 types that is Piodalan ceremony, and Ngusaba ceremony. On this event, many Hindu people from entire of the island come and pray. Gua Lawah is a place of interest in Bali and opened for visitors who wish to see the temple closely.

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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has signed a decree setting the government`s base purchasing price of rice at Rp6,600 per kg for this year, a 27-28 percent increase over past years.

Government sets base buying price of rice at Rp6,600

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JAKARTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has signed a decree setting the government`s base purchasing price of rice at Rp6,600 per kg for this year, a 27-28 percent increase over past years. “The increase is quite good,” Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa said here on Wednesday. With the signing of the decree, the

National Logistics Agency (Bulog) is required to buy rice from farmers at above the base-buying price. Hatta further said the new basebuying price favors farmers.

The increase accords with the proposal by the agriculture minister who sought a 27-28 percent rise in the base-buying price of rice and un-hulled rice. According to agriculture ministry officials, the base purchasing price of rice should ideally be set at a range of Rp6,000 to Rp7,000 per kg. The price hike, however, received a cool response from farmers

in Central Sulawesi province. “The increase is a tidy sum, but still has not much influence because the price of rice at the farmers? level is currently far above the government`s rice purchasing price,” said Jhony, a chief of the farmers’ group in Palolo subsistrit, Central Palu, on Thursday. He noted that the new basebuying price only serves as a price

standard for Bulog when purchasing farmers` rice. Lewis, a farmer from Tolay village, Parigi Moutong district, said the price of rice at the local market is currently Rp8,000 kg. Also, Bulog officials previously said that the 28% percent increase in the base-buying price will raise the amount of subsidized rice for the poor by Rp5 trillion.

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JAKARTA - The directorate general of customs is currently examining no fewer than one thousand containers filled with suspected poisonous waste materials that have entered the country during 2010, a spokesman said. “We have not yet released the containers and are still examining their contents,” the directorate general`s spokesman, Martediansyah, said here Wednesday. It was believed the containers could reach Indonesia`s customs territory because of help from certain parties, he said.

The directorate general had coordinated with the Attorney General`s Office (AGO) on the steps that needed to be taken on 113 containers holding poisonous substances that had been sealed at Tanjung Priok port. Coordination with the AGO was necessary because of the possibility of corrupt acts having been committed in the importation of the hazardous materials. “Our focus is on violation of the customs law while the matter of possible corruption in the cases is the AGO`s business,” Martediansyah said. Meanwhile, AGO spokesman Noor Rachmad confirmed that the office had

coordinated with the customs directorate general about the importation of the hazardous wastes but a formal order to investigate the matter had not yet been issued. Earlier, it was reported the 113 containers were filled with B3 category B (hazardous and poisonous) goods. Of the 113 containers, 89 had come from England and the rest from the Netherlands. They had arrived at Tanjung Priok port in five shipments since late November 2011 and their importer was PT HHS while they were filled with scrap steel mixed with chemicals, soil and tar.

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BOYOLALI - Hundreds of houses in Kismoyono village, Boyolali district, Central Java, were on Wednesday inundated after heavy rains since the night before caused the Kijing and Jampen rivers to overflow. Kismoyoso village chief Joko Margono said the deluge started to invade people`s houses at 01.00 and kept on rising until Wednesday morning. “This year`s flooding is worse than in 2011. Our village is flooded every rainy season,”

he said. The flood waters rose to the height of an adult`s hips but at around 09.00 they began to recede. People were now busy cleaning up the mud and garbage brought by the flood. But at seven hamlets in Kismoyoso the height of the flood waters ranged from an ankle to an adult`s breast. This happened in the hamlets of Ngampo, Tegalan, Beran, Grasak, Krajan, Jampen, Kedunggowo, and Tambas. There were no reports of fatalities because of the flood.


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The site of a train crash at Once station in Buenos Aires on February 22. The packed commuter train slammed into a retaining wall at a railway terminus in Buenos Aires during rush hour, leaving at least 49 dead, 675 injured, and dozens trapped in the wreckage.

Argentine train slams into station, passengers die Associated Press Writer

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A packed train slammed into the end of the line in Buenos Aires’ busy Once station Wednesday, killing several people and injuring hundreds of morning commuters, authorities said. “There are fatalities,” said Alberto Crescenti, the city’s emergency medical director. He declined to say how many, but when asked about reports that as many as 40 had died, he replied, “It’s possible.” Forty deaths would be the highest death toll from a train accident since Feb. 1, 1970, when a train smashed into another at full speed in suburban Buenos Aires, killing 200 people. Crescenti said at least 550 people were injured, and said that 30 people remain trapped inside the first car, where rescuers carved open the roof and set up a pulley system to extract them. The commuter train came in too fast and hit the barrier at the end of the platform at about 12 mph (20 kph), smashing the front of the engine and crunching the leading cars behind it; one car penetrated nearly 20 feet (six meters) into the next, Argentina’s transportation secretary,

J.P. Schiavi told reporters at the station. Most damaged was the first car, where passengers make space for bicycles. Survivors told the TeleNoticias channel that many people were injured in a jumble of metal and glass. Passengers said windows exploded as the tops of train cars separated from their floors. The trains are usually packed with people standing between the seats, and many were thrown into each other and to the floor by the force of the hard stop. Many people suffered bruises, and many with lesser injuries were waiting for attention on the Once station’s platforms as helicopters and more than a dozen ambu-

lances took the most seriously injured to nearby hospitals. There have been five serious train accidents since Dec. 2010; the most deadly of these happened last Sept. 13, when a bus driver crossed the tracks in front of an oncoming train, killing 11. “This machine left the shop yesterday and the brakes worked well. From what we know, it braked without problems at previous stations. At this point I don’t want to speculate about the causes,” Ruben Sobrero, union chief on the Sarmiento line, told Radio La Red. The motorman has been hospitalized and the union hasn’t been able to speak with him yet, Sobrero added.

Chief Totoy said there were three inmates getting injured in the riots on Tuesday night. They were Supriyanto, 34, dweller of block C2 in drug case, having injuries on his right hand; Nyoman Tirtayasa, 33, dweller of block D in drug case, having injuries on his right arm; and Roni Efendi, 32, having injuries on the right calf. Roni was an inmate in the case of theft. The three inmates were taken to Trijata Police Hospital to obtain medical treatment. Having been treated, the two inmates suffering minor injuries were directly taken into detention cell of Bali Police. Meanwhile, the inmate suffering an injury on the calf was still undergoing treatment in the Trijata Police Hospital. “Later on, at the time the three injured inmates will be taken back to prison. We will see the situation first,” he said. Chief Totoy admitted there were no inmates examined

after the riots. He argued that his party would see the further situation. If the situation was truly conducive, then police would conduct the examination. Moreover, the riots also resulted in fire-raising and vandalism against the facilities in the prison. “Most importantly, the situation must be conducive first. When the situation is under control and safe, then we will examine them,” he said. When asked about the security in Kerobokan prison after the riots, this two-star general disclosed that it would be maintained. Other than assigning personnel on site, his party would also organize a regular patrol. Custody and patrol would be made until the situation would be really getting conducive. “So far, a number of officers have been alerted in the location. It is carried out to prevent any subsequent incident,” he added. (kmb21)

A girl... From page 1 Fisher said a bullet went through the backpack and hit the little girl. Investigators were working to determine how the child got the gun. L i t t l e A m i n a K o c e r- B o w man was in critical condition Wednesday night after surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, hospital spokeswoman Leila Gray said. The Bremerton Schools superintendent’s office said the girl was shot in the abdomen. KING-TV reported that her friends and relatives gave a ‘thumbs up’ signal to reporters as they left the hospital late Wednesday. The school is in a quiet residential neighborhood about 20 miles west of Seattle, across Puget Sound. Fisher said officers and emergency crews were dispatched to the school around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in response to a call that a student was shot by another student. The school went into lockdown immediately after the shooting, said Bremerton Schools spokeswoman Patty Glaser. Lockdown procedures call for announcements to be made over the school’s loudspeakers and for teachers to lock their classrooms, she said. Parents picked up their children later in the afternoon.

Armin Jahr Elementary has about 400 students, Glaser said. She said the school would reopen Thursday and three counselors would be available to talk to teachers, students and parents. “Our plans at this time, school will continue as usual,” Glaser said. Many questions remained. Police did not immediately describe the gun involved. In the latest scorecard by the Brady Campaign, a national gun control advocacy group, Washington scored no points in the child safety category because the state does not require trigger locks for guns and lacks laws to prevent child access to firearms. “Washington state is a loosely regulated state when it comes to firearms,” said Gregory Roberts, executive director of Washington Cease Fire, a Brady Campaign affiliate. Amanda Roth, a staff attorney for the San Francisco-based Legal Community Against Violence, said 27 states and the District of Columbia have some form of firearm child access prevention laws. Such laws can include requirements to use gun locks and criminal penalties for adults who allow children to get their hands on guns.

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Banks sink on European economic worry Reuters

NEW YORK - Banks led stocks lower on Wednesday as the S&P 500 stalled near a 10month-high after signs of weak European business activity rekindled concerns about a recession overseas. U.S. banks were the S&P 500’s worst performing sector. Investors feared that weak euro zone growth would hamper countries dealing with heavy debt loads and the banks exposed to those debts. “We’re very concerned around the markedly deteriorating credit fundamentals in Europe,” said Steven Baffico, chief executive officer at Four Wood Capital Partners in New York. Data showing weakness in the euro zone services and manufacturing sectors overshadowed the day-old deal to bail out Greece. After touching a near 7-month high on Tuesday, the KBW bank index fell 2 percent. A key European bank index declined 2.5 percent. The S&P 500 index failed again

to hold above 1,360, the high reached last May and a key resistance point that could spark further gains if broken. The benchmark index is up about 8 percent for the year and gained more than 20 percent from its October lows. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 27.02 points, or 0.21 percent, to 12,938.67. The S&P 500 Index dropped 4.55 points, or 0.33 percent, to 1,357.66. The Nasdaq Composite fell 15.40 points, or 0.52 percent, to 2,933.17. Oil services companies rose, partly offsetting the decline by banks. Drilling contractor Nabors Industries rose 7 percent to $21.78 a day after its operating results topped Wall Street expectations and as the chief executive detailed a retooling of the company.

The PHLX oil services sector index rose 1.7 percent. Home builder stocks fell, with the PHLX housing sector index down 1.4 percent. Data showed U.S. home resales surged to a 1-1/2 year high in January but came in below forecasts. Dell Inc was one of the biggest drags on the S&P, tumbling 5.8 percent to $17.10 in volume 2.5 times above its recent daily average. The world’s No. 3 personal computer maker forecast revenue below expectations late Tuesday. The NYSEArca computer hardware index lost 1.8 percent. After the market’s close, shares of computer maker HewlettPackard fell 1.4 percent after reporting quarterly revenue below expectations.

PayPal gets new rival in offline payments race Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO - PayPal, the online payments company owned by eBay Inc, just got a new rival in the race to develop a mobile payment service that can be used in physical stores. Boku Inc, a big online mobile payments company backed by venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz and Benchmark Capital, unveiled a new service on Thursday that lets people pay with any mobile phone anywhere credit cards are accepted. Boku already provides carrier billing through about 230 wireless carriers, including AT&T Inc, Vodafone Group Plc and Verizon Communications Inc in more than 60 countries. This service lets peo-

ple pay with their mobile number and get the transactions charged to their monthly phone bill. Carrier billing is typically limited to smaller online purchases, either through personal computers or within mobile phone apps. Boku’s new platform, called Boku Accounts, allows purchases in physical stores, a much bigger market. The service will be branded and offered by wireless carriers to customers, with Boku running the system in the background. The move puts Boku in closer competition with PayPal, which is pushing its popular online payments service into physical stores. Google Inc is also trying to get its Google Wallet service into stores through a partnership with giants such as MasterCard Inc and Citigroup Inc.

PayPal’s in-store offering works with merchants’ existing point-of-sale terminals, but usually requires a software upgrade. Google Wallet works with phones that have Near-Field Communication, or NFC, chips in them and merchants need a terminal that supports this technology. Boku’s service comes with a sticker that users can slap on the back of their mobile phones, turning any handset into an NFCenabled device. It also comes with a payment card that can be swiped using existing retailer terminals, without a software upgrade, according to the company. “We wanted this to be available in any store,” Ron Hirson, co-founder of Boku, said. “You don’t need a new phone or a new terminal.”

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A money dealer reacts at a foreign exchange brokerage as the U.S. dollar is traded at 80.13 -18 yen range in Tokyo Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.

U.S. wants more talks on Japan bid to join Pacific trade group

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WASHINGTON - The United States said on Wednesday it was still considering whether to support Japan’s bid to join talks on a trans-Pacific regional free trade agreement, three months after Tokyo announced interest in the negotiations. “Both governments agreed to continue the consultative process, with additional meetings to be arranged at a later date,” the office of the U.S. Trade Representative said in a statement after two days of talks with Japanese officials. “The meeting was an opportunity for the United States to continue the assessment of Japan’s readiness” to make significant market-opening reforms, USTR said. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced Tokyo’s interest in joining talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) back on November 11, prior to joining President Barack Obama in Honolulu for a meeting of Asia Pacific leaders. The two sides had senior level talks earlier this month and followed that with technical level talks this week. Detroit-based U.S. auto manufacturers have objected to Japan joining the TPP negotiations, saying they do not believe Tokyo is prepared at this time to dismantle “non-tariff” barriers that they blame for low U.S. auto sales in Japan. Japan, whose tariff on U.S. autos is already zero, says Detroit’s claims are exaggerated and the real problem is that the automakers do not make cars suited to the Japanese market. U.S. trade officials have said the decision on whether Japan will be allowed into the negotiations will be made in consultation with the eight other countries currently involved in the TPP talks - Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Chile and Peru. Those countries set a goal in November of finishing the TPP talks this year. Canada and Mexico have also asked to join the negotiations and are awaiting a decision as well.


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Entertainment

Adele breaks Whitney Houston’s chart record Reuters

LOS ANGELES - The late Whitney Houston was unable to oust Adele from the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, and the British singer’s “21” replaced “The Bodyguard” as the longest running No. 1 album by a woman. Boosted by her six Grammy awards and performance comeback, Adele’s “21” saw its biggest sales week yet in 52 weeks on the U.S. chart, selling 730,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. That gave Adele her 21st week at the top spot, beating the record held by Houston with her 1992 “Bodyguard” album. “21” which features hits like “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” has now sold more than 18 million copies worldwide since its release in February 2011, Adele’s Columbia Record label said. The 23 year-old singer and songwriter also saw a surge in sales for her debut album, “19,” which sold 87,000 copies. Houston’s songs also saw a huge sales rise following her death in a Beverly Hills hotel on February 11 and a touching tribute by Jennifer Hudson at the Grammy awards on February 12.

Seven of Houston’s albums reentered the Billboard chart this week, led by “Whitney: The Greatest Hits” compilation at No. 2, selling 175,000 copies. Her self-titled album sold 17,000 to take the 37th spot. Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” single took the No. 2 spot in the Billboard Digital Songs Chart. GRAMMY BOOST The Billboard 200 album chart reflected a Grammy-influenced boost for other artists. Pop singer Bruno Mars, who was nominated for six Grammys but went home empty-handed, still saw his album “Doo-Wops &

Hooligans” notch the No. 8 position, boosted by his retro-inspired uptempo performance of “Runaway Baby” at the Los Angeles awards show. His album was followed by Grammy’s best country album winners Lady Antebellum’s “Own The Night” at No. 9 and newcomers The Civil Wars, who picked up two Grammy awards, rounded out the top 10 with “Barton Hollow.” Country singer Jason Aldean, Rihanna, British band Coldplay and country group The Band Perry all saw their albums climb the top 20. Katy Perry, who stormed back defiantly in her first big public performance at the Grammys after husband Russell Brand filed for divorce in December, saw her new single “Part of Me” notch the top spot on the Billboard Digital Songs chart, with 411,000 downloads. Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and “Set Fire to the Rain” took No. 3 and No. 4 on the Digital Songs chart respectively.

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Whitney Houston open casket photo on tabloid cover Reuters

LOS ANGELES - In a classy move certain to enrage fans while boosting sales, the National Enquirer has published a photo of Whitney Houston’s open casket this week. The image of the late pop diva was purportedly taken during a private viewing at the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, N.J. The exercise in sensationalism is on par with the photos of Houston’s last meal and the bathtub she died in that TMZ ran in the days immediately after her February 11 death at the Beverly

Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. There’s some precedent for the Enquirer’s ghoulish glimpse at Whitney’s wake. The tabloid ran similar open casket shots of Elvis Presley after the King of Rock died in 1977. Just as it did with Presley, the headline loudly proclaims that it is “the last photo” taken of the singer. The Enquirer also teases some other tawdry details about the Houston viewing. The singer was reportedly outfitted in her favorite purple dress, $500,000 worth of jewelry, and had gold slippers on her feet.

Rp.5.000 during their stay, which is less than the price of a single drink. All funds raised through Amadea Cares will be distributed to a number of carefully selected organizations requiring support.

Bill Clinton had his saxophone, but President Barack Obama can sing the blues. Obama lent his voice to a White House jam featuring Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy on Tuesday during a celebration of blues and its influence on modern pop culture. After wowing crowds in January by singing a line from Al Green’s classic hit “Let’s Stay Together” at a Harlem fundraiser, the President sang a verse of “Sweet Home Chicago” in the all-star finale of a TV special taped at the White House. “We were trying to get you to help us sing. I heard you singing Al Green,” blues guitar legend Guy hollered to Obama on Tuesday. “So you started something. You got to keep it up now. You can do it.”

Taking a microphone handed to him by Rolling Stones frontman Jagger, a smiling Obama sang a solo verse of “Sweet Home Chicago” before handing back to the band. The performance was part of a PBS television special marking Black History month that will be broadcast on February 27 as “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues,” the public broadcaster said. Obama’s blues solo recalled Clinton’s saxophone playing appearance in 1992 on the “The Arsenio Hall Show”, which was credited with boosting his presidential campaign. Obama’s brief rendition of “Let’s Stay Together” in January helped increase sales of the 1971 Al Green classic by 490 percent in the following week, according to Billboard magazine, and the YouTube video has been viewed more than 7 million times.

19 Feb Redite Pon Medangsia Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan 20 Feb Soma Wage Medangsia Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar 21 Feb Tilem Kawulu Pura Ulun Kulkul Besakih Pura Dalem Yang Taluh Sidemen - Karangasem Pura Dalem Kangin Sidemen - Karangasem 22 Feb Buda Umanis Medangsia Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati Pura Nataran Kacangdawa Klungkung Odalan Bhatara, Gede Apol Ubung Denpasar Pura Puseh Brahmana Kawasan-Klungkung Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman Tegalalang Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Batanbuah-Kesiman. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati

26 Feb Redite Keliwon Pujut Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi 4 Mar Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung.

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Amadea Resort & Villas chose to debut this program on Valentine’s Day, a time that celebrates love and commitment. The first recipient of a donation from Amadea Cares was Yayasan Senyum Bali also known

as the Bali Smile Foundation. This non-profit charity organization was established in 2005 by Mary Northmore, a Bali resident originally from the UK. It is an independent foundation that brings essential

healthcare to local people with severe craniofacial disabilities. So missing out on just one drink during your stay could make a big difference to the life of a Balinese person in need!

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Calendar Event for February 19 through March 17, 2012

23 Feb Wraspati Paing Medangsia Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitera-Gianyar

U.S. President Barack Obama with his family sing at the “Christmas in Washington” celebration at the National Building Museum in Washington December 11, 2011.

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Adele performs during the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena in London, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Amadea Resort help people in need

Amadea Resort & Villas takes great pleasure to announce the launch of a Corporate Social Responsibility program that focuses on giving back to the local community. Amadea Cares is set to become the umbrella for a number of social initiatives that will be carried out for the remainder of this year. Not everyone is fortunate enough to benefit from Bali’s flourishing tourism industry. But Amadea Cares aims address this issue and make a difference to the lives of those in need by supporting orphaned children, the aged, the impoverished and the disabled. The resort is now allocating a percentage from its monthly profit margin to this worthy cause and staff members will contribute directly from their respective salaries. Each in-house guest will also be invited to participate by donating just

Obama sings the blues with Jagger, B.B King

Pall-bearers carry the casket of pop singer Whitney Houston to a hearse following her funeral service at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey February 18, 2012.

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6 Mar Anggara Wage Pahang Pura Batu Madeg Besakih(Meru Tumpang Sanga)

Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah. 7 Mar Purnama Kesanga Pura Penataran sasih Pejeng - Gianyar Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. 7 Mar Buda Keliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal Pura Batur Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 12 Mar Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 17 Mar Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Desa Jelantik Tojan Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih.

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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Friday, February 24, 2012

Two Western Journalists Killed in Syria Agence France Presse

A U.S. and a French journalist were killed in the central Syrian city of Homs today, the 19th day of intense shelling by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad bent on quashing a growing opposition. The deaths of American Marie Colvin and Frechman Remi Ochlik were confirmed by French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe. They come less than a week after New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid died in northern Syria from an apparent asthma attack and a day after well-known Syrian opposition Rami al-Sayed journalist died in Homs. A Long Island native, Colvin wrote for the British Sunday Times. Like Shadid, she was considered one of the best foreign correspondents in the world, covering global conflicts for decades. Ochlik was a freelance photographer who recently won a 2012 World Press Photo prize for a photo from the Libyan revolution.

In a statement, the editor of the Sunday Times called Colvin an “extraordinary figure.” “She believed profoundly that reporting could curtail the excesses of brutal regimes and make the international community take notice,” John Witherow wrote. “Above all, as we saw in her powerful report last weekend, her thoughts were with the victims of violence.” Colvin and Ochlik were in a house in the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs, the district hit hardest by what residents have described as almost three weeks of relentless shelling that has left hundreds dead. Video posted to YouTube purported to show their bodies in a house destroyed by tank shelling. Activists say 10 Syrians were also killed and three other journalists were injured, including Colvin’s photographer Paul Conroy, who the Times believes is “not too seriously hurt.” Colvin filed a report for the BBC Tuesday, saying Baba Amr and its residents are besieged.

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KABUL, Afghanistan — The Interior Ministry on Wednesday said seven people were killed in clashes between Afghan security forces and protesters demonstrating against the burning of Muslim holy books at a NATO military base.

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The anger over the Quran burning has sparked two days of protests across Afghanistan and tapped into anti-foreign sentiment fueled by a popular perception that foreign troops disrespect Afghan culture and Islam. The demonstrations prompted the U.S. to lock down its embassy and bar its staff from traveling. The Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement that clashes during a protest in the eastern province of Parwan left four people dead. It said an investigation was under way to determine what happened. The other deaths occurred at a U.S.

base outside Kabul, where security guards killed one person, and in Jalalabad and Logar province, the ministry said. The demonstration in Kabul drew thousands of protesters, who chanted “Death to America,” hurled rocks and set tires alight outside a complex that is home to foreign contractors, police and some coalition military forces. Nearby, angry demonstrators set a fuel truck ablaze on a main highway running east out of the city, sending black smoke billowing into the air. The U.S. apologized Tuesday

for burning the copies of the Quran, which had been pulled from the shelves of the Parwan Detention Facility, adjoining Bagram Air Field, because they contained extremist messages or inscriptions. U.S. Gen. John Allen, the top commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said after the books had been mistakenly given to troops to be burned at a garbage pit without realizing it. “It was not a decision that was made because they were religious materials,” Allen said Tuesday, one day after Afghan workers at the garbage pit found the books. “It was not a decision that was made with respect to the faith of Islam. It was a mistake. It was an error. The moment we found out about it we immediately stopped and we intervened.”

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VIENNA/TEHRAN - The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s latest mission to Iran failed to budge a defiant Tehran over its disputed nuclear program, sending oil prices to a nine-month high over fears of an increasing risk of confrontation with the West. The United States criticized Iran on Wednesday over the collapse of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s talks in Tehran, saying it again showed the Islamic Republic’s refusal to abide by international obligations over its nuclear program. Expressing defiance, Supreme

Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran’s nuclear policies would not change despite mounting international pressure against what the West says are Tehran’s plans to obtain nuclear bombs. “With God’s help, and without paying attention to propaganda, Iran’s nuclear course should continue firmly and seriously,” he said on state TV. “Pressures, sanctions and assassinations will bear no fruit. No obstacles can stop Iran’s nuclear work.” A team from the Vienna-based IAEA had hoped to inspect a site at Parchin, southeast of Tehran, where the agency believes there is a facility to test explosives. But

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Black smoke rises into the sky from tyres that were burnt by protesters during an anti-US demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.

the IAEA said Iran “did not grant permission.” The failure of the two-day IAEA visit could hamper any resumption of wider nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers - the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany - as the sense grows that Tehran feels it is being backed into a corner. The standoff has rattled oil markets. On Wednesday, Londontraded benchmark Brent crude for April delivery rose for a third day - up $1.24 a barrel at $122.90, a nine-month high. U.S. crude futures for April were up 3 cents at $106.28 a barrel.

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A Shepherd’s beaked whale off the coast of Australia’s Victoria state. The Australian Antarctic Division team was tracking blue whales when they spotted the reclusive mammals, which are so rarely seen no population estimates of the species exist

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Australian researchers Thursday revealed they had filmed a pod of extremely rare Shepherd’s beaked whales for the first time ever. The Australian Antarctic Division team was tracking blue whales off the coast of Victoria state last month when they spotted the reclusive mammals, which are so rarely seen that no population estimates of the species exist. Voyage leader Michael Double said the black and cream-coloured mammals with prominent dolphinlike beaks had been spotted in the wild only a handful of times through history. According to the Australian environment department, there have only been two previous confirmed sightings -- a lone individual in

New Zealand and a group of three in Western Australia They have never been filmed live before. “These animals are practically entirely known from stranded dead whales, and there haven’t been many of them,” Double told AFP, calling the footage “unique”. “They are an offshore animal, occupying

deep water, and when they surface it is only for a very short period of time.” Double said what was remarkable about the sighting was that the whale was previously thought to be a solitary creature, yet was in a pod of 10 to 12. “To find them in a pod is very exciting and will change the guide books. Our two whale experts will now carefully study the footage to work out the whale sizes and so on and prepare a scientific paper.” The Shepherd’s beaked whale, also known as the Tasman beaked whale, was discovered in 1937 but little is known about them.

NEW DELHI — Since before the age of dinosaurs it has burrowed unbothered beneath the monsoon-soaked soils of remote northeast India — unknown to science and mistaken by villagers as a deadly, miniature snake. But this legless amphibian’s time in obscurity has ended, thanks to an intrepid team of biologists led by University of Delhi professor Sathyabhama Das Biju. Over five years of digging through forest beds in the rain, the team has identified an entirely new family of amphibians — called chikilidae — endemic to the region but with ancient links to Africa. Their discovery, published Wednesday in a journal of the Royal Society of London, gives yet more evidence that India is a hotbed of amphibian life with habitats worth protecting against the country’s industry-heavy development agenda. It also gives exciting new evidence in the study of prehistoric species migration, as well as evolutionary paths influenced by continental shift. “This is a major hotspot of biological diversity, but one of the least explored,” Biju said in an interview with The Associated Press. “We hope this new family will show the importance of funding research in the area. We need to know what we have, so

we can know what to save.” His first effort in conserving the chikilidae was to give it a scientific name mirroring what the locals use in their Garo language. The chikilidae is a caecilian, the most primitive of three amphibian groups that also include frogs and salamanders. “We hope when the locals see the name, and their language, being used across the world, they will understand this animal’s importance and join in trying to save it,” Biju said. “India’s biodiversity is fast depleting. We are destroying these habitats without mercy.” The chikilidae’s home in longignored tropical forests now faces drastic change under programs to cut trees, plant rice paddy, build roads and generate industry as India’s economic growth fuels a breakneck drive in development. More industrial pollutants, more pesticides and more people occupying more land may mean a world of trouble for a creature that can be traced to the earliest vertebrates to creep across land. Biju — a botanist-turned-herpetologist now celebrated as India’s “Frogman” — has made it his life work to find and catalog new species. There are too many cases of “nameless extinction,” with animals disappearing before they are ever known, he said. “We don’t even know what we’re losing.”

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In this photo released by www.frogindia.org, an adult chikilidae sits on its eggs in the soils of northeast India.

Melanoma drug nearly doubles survival time: study

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a meeting with Iranian nuclear scientists and managers in Tehran February 22, 2012.

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7 killed in Afghan protests over Quran burning

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This combo shows a photo of American journalist Marie Colvin, left, and one of French photographer Remi Ochlik. The two journalists were killed Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 by Syrian government shelling of the opposition stronghold of Homs, France’s government said.

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A new drug to treat advanced skin cancer, or metastatic melanoma, has been shown to nearly double average survival time in a study of more than 130 patients, researchers said Wednesday. Made by Genentech, a US subsidiary of the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche, the drug, Zelboraf, was ap-

proved by the US Food and Drug Administration in August 2011, making it the first new treatment for melanoma in 13 years. The latest study, an intermediate phase II trial whose results are published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed 132 patients at 13 medical sites in the United States and Australia. Study subjects survived an average of

15.9 months, when typical survival among people whose melanoma has spread to other organs is about nine months, it said. “We knew this drug would make the melanomas shrink in a large proportion of patients and that it worked better than chemotherapy,” said senior author Antoni Ribas, a professor of hematology and oncology and researcher at University

of California Los Angeles’s Jonsson Cancer Center. “We did not know that patients taking Zelboraf were living longer until now.” The drug can be used to treat about half of all patients with metastatic melanoma, or about 4,000 patients in the United States each year, the researchers said. Zelboraf, a twice-a-day pill, works by blocking a protein that is

involved with cell growth in patients with advanced melanoma whose tumors express a gene mutation called BRAF V600E. About 53 percent of patients with that mutation see their tumors shrink by more than 30 percent, while an additional 30 percent of patients see tumors get smaller but not quite as much. The drug failed to elicit a response in 14 percent of patients.


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Basel strike again to pile on Bayern misery

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Marseille’s Andre Ayew of Ghana, right, reacts with his teammate Marseille’s Morgan Amalfitano of France, after scoring the goal against Inter Milan in their UEFA Champions League soccer match, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Marseille stadium, southern France.

Inter Milan pay the price for negative tactics Reuters

MARSEILLE, France - Inter Milan paid the price for their negative tactics as the 2010 European champions were stunned by an Andre Ayew stoppage-time goal to lose 1-0 at Olympique Marseille in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday. Ayew broke the deadlock with a glancing header from Mathieu Valbuena’s corner in the third minute of time added on leaving the Inter players shaking their heads in disbelief as the French side stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to 16 games. Inter coach Claudio Ranieri left Argentine striker Diego Milito on the bench, even though he is the only player to have scored for the team in their last seven games, netting all the goals in the 4-4 home draw against Palermo in Serie A three weeks ago. Wesley Sneijder and Mauro Zarate were unimpressive against Marseille but Milito was never called upon as Ranieri used only two of his three possible substitutions with Giampaolo Pazzini also staying on the bench. “Milito had influenza for a week. I did not want to risk him,” Ranieri told reporters. “Marseille were pushing on the left flank and (substitute) Joel Obi did a good job to give us more balance.” Ranieri appeared unconcerned by the task facing the Nerazzurri in the return leg at the San Siro on March 13 “The San Siro will be full and it will be an advantage for

us,” he said. “We can score two goals no problem. “We played well, we had good counter attacks, we had more opportunities and they scored on their first chance. “We did not deserve to lose,” Ranieri added. ‘SMALL ADVANTAGE’

Marseille coach Didier Deschamps was cautious about his team’s chances of making the quarter-finals. “It’s a small advantage. It’s going to be complicated,” he told reporters. “We will not be in a position to only sit back and wait.” Inter’s best chance of the match came in the 11th minute when Steve Mandanda tipped a Diego Forlan half-volley over the bar. The hosts enjoyed plenty of possession but were made to wait until the half hour to threaten Julio Cesar when a free kick landed in front of goal only for Brandao and Souleymane Diawara to get muddled up and put the ball out of play while the Inter defence went AWOL. The unmarked Zarate had a chance for Inter eight minutes before the break but his low shot was too weak to bother Mandanda. Inter looked dangerous on the

break but the Marseille defence held a high line and increased the pressure in the second half, although they struggled to create clear chances. Joel Obi replaced Zarate shortly after the hour as Ranieri looked to add fresh blood to his front line. His Marseille counterpart Didier Deschamps replaced Brandao with Jordan Ayew in the 73rd minute but the Ghana forward produced an equally unimpressive performance. Just when it looked as though Inter were going to keep a rare clean sheet, Ayew, who recently returned from the African Nations Cup where he helped Ghana reach the semi-finals, headed home with the last move of the game. “It’s good for him, but it’s even better for the team,” said Deschamps. “He’s back from a place where it was 35 degrees Celsius with a lot of humidity. He played six games (at the African Nations Cup) and they (Ghana) were expected at least in the final so it’s been psychologically tough on him, too.” Inter, who have now lost six of their last seven games in all competitions, have failed to keep a clean sheet since they beat Serie A rivals AC Milan 1-0 on Jan. 15.

BASEL, Switzerland - Basel produced another Champions League shock as they ventured into uncharted territory in the competition on Wednesday, clinching a dramatic 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich to pile the misery on Germany’s biggest club. The humble Swiss team, who qualified for the last 16 at the expense of Manchester United after a momentous victory against the English side, had St Jakob-Park rocking again as substitute Valentin Stocker scored an 86thminute winner. Basel, who often play in front of only a few thousand fans in the Swiss league, hit the woodwork twice, then survived long periods of Bayern pressure before snatching victory. While Basel’s players milked the crowd’s acclaim, Bayern trooped off thinking the unthinkable. Their Allianz Arena hosts the final this year but after failing to score an away goal they are in serious danger of their dream being dashed in the last 16. The Bavarians, who have slipped to third in the Bundesliga after a dip in form, missed the injured Bastian Schweinsteiger, decribed by coach Jupp Heynckes before the game as the brains of the team and in the same class as Barcelona’s Xavi and Andres Iniesta. Arjen Robben was restored to the starting line-up at the expense of Thomas Mueller, a surprise move by Heynckes which failed to have the desired effect. Basel’s win was a rare boost for Swiss football following the national team’s failure to qualify for Euro 2012 and the problems facing their domestic game. Those have seen Sion docked 36 points for fielding ineligible players, a case which nearly earned the country suspension by FIFA, and Neuchatel Xamax kicked out of the league for a series of administrative problems under Russian-born owner Bulat Chagaev. “We are very happy but we know we’re only halfway there,” said Basel’s coach Heiko Vogel, who has only been in charge since November and spent nine years working with Bayern’s youth divisions where he coached some of the present Bayern team. “The recipe is very simple, we have an unbelievable will to win and great understanding. We have fun every day during training and that shows.” Goalkeeper Yann Sommer, whose saves kept Bayern in the game, said: “We have beaten maybe the best two teams in the world, it’s amazing what happened here, we believed in ourselves. Bayern played well but luck was on our side.” Franck Ribery had a shot blocked by Sommer in the third minute and was denied shortly afterwards when he was sent clear but Sommer pushed his effort into the side-netting as Bayern made a promising start. “If Ribery’s chances had gone in it would have been a different game,” said Heynckes.

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Basel’s Aleksandar Dragovic watches Bayern’s Thomas Mueller colliding with Basel’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer, from left, during the Champions League round of sixteen first leg match soccer between Switzerland’s FC Basel and Germany’s FC Bayern Munich in the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012.

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Crystal Serenity Cruise berths in Benoa Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The Island of the Gods is now being dropped in again by a cruise ship. It is the Crystal Serenity Cruise with the length (LOA) of 250 meters and carrying about 750 foreign passengers. The Crystal Serenity came from Perth, Australia, and then will resume its voyage to Semarang. General Manager of Pelindo III Benoa, John Sabatini, when contacted on Wednesday (Feb 22) said that this February was the peak season of the cruise arrival in Benoa totally amounting to 10 cruise ships, where the Crystal Serenity was the seventh cruise ship berthing in Benoa Harbor. “Facility readiness of the Benoa Harbor is progressively enhanced since the beginning of 2012. It is marked with the completion of the widening and deepening of the groove, harbor pond maintenance up to LWS-9.5 meters as well as the other supporting facilities such as Foot Reflexology and arrangement of

freelance parking lot,” he said. On that account, 14 large-sized ships less than 280 meters were expected to berth alongside in 2012. As planned, the central government would also be re-widened the groove of Benoa Harbor in the future so that cruise ships with LOA over 300 meters would no longer anchor outside but came into the pond of Benoa Harbor. It was the trust of the world (Tim Cruise) that Benoa Bali was a comfortable place to visit. “Benoa Harbor seeks to become a Turn Around Port so the tourism activities in Indonesia will increasingly grow and the central point of the tourism embarkation

or disembarkation by cruise ship will be in Bali,” he said. Sabatini said it would have a good multiplier effect on tourism in Bali in terms of logistics readiness, shopping, growing aspect of transportation and so forth. “With the existence of toll road later on and Marina Harbor in Benoa Bali, the appeal of Bali will be increasingly in demand,” he said. In 2012 Bali would be dropped in by 38 cruise ships carrying thousands of tourists. Sabatini also stated that so far the Benoa Harbor was still the most favored by foreign tourists, namely reaching 53 percent of the total cruise trips to Indonesia. (kmb27)

Iceberg phenomenon

Suppressing HIV/AIDS case needs support of all parties Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Transmission of HIV/AIDS in the community is just like an iceberg phenomenon. It is hard to know exactly how many people have been infected by the deadly virus. The data of AIDS Prevention Commission (KPA) of Badung estimate the current HIV/ AIDS case in Badung has reached 1,259, but the recorded case only amounted to 761. Of the 761 recorded cases, 70 of them died. Badung occupies the third largest position in terms of the number of cases in Bali. Chief Executive of the Badung AIDS Prevention Commission (KPA) doubling as the Deputy Regent of Badung, I Ketut Sudikerta, recently explained that AIDS had become a deadly disease for the community. Once exposed and positive to the deadly virus, the patients could not be cured so that they would just wait for the death. He explained the transmission of HIV virus could be through a variety of ways either through sexual intercourse, drug injection, breast-feeding by mother with HIV and blood transfusion. According to him, the efforts to

suppress the transmission of HIV/ AIDS conducted by the Badung Government in cooperation with the KPA Badung would never be optimal without being supported by the community. “To that end, the support and participation of all the societal components are needed to optimize the efforts in suppressing the HIV/AIDS transmission in the community,” he said. Especially to younger generation, he hoped they could make an early prevention effort. They had to implement a healthy lifestyle behavior. In addition, they should also do their own best to avoid the rampant promiscuity. He said, the Badung community who would like have a medical checkup, it could be carried out in some existing clinics such as the IMS Clinic at Kuta Health Center I and South Kuta Health Center, methadone maintenance treatment services (PTRM) Clinic in Kuta Health Center I, VCT Clinic at Abiansemal Health Center I, Kuta I and South Kuta, HIV/AIDS Counseling Services in Mengwi Health Center I and North Kuta as well as in the VCT, CST and

PMTCT services in the Badung Hospital. To prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS, a special regulation was currently being prepared in the form of the Regent Regulation on tattoo services. Such an idea departed from the fact that deadly virus could also be transmitted from non-sterile tattooing equipment. In the Badung territory, many tattooing services scattered in Kuta and the surrounding areas. According to Sudikerta, aside from serving as regulation against the proliferation of tattooing business in Kuta, the Regent Regulation also posed the follow up against the report of the Ministry of Health regarding two Australian citizens getting infected after making a tattoo in Bali in November 2011. Precisely, they did it in a tattoo shop located between the Poppies Lane 1 and 2. Hopefully, the establishment of the Regent Regulation could anticipate the HIV/AIDS transmission through tattoos as well as serve as a legal instrument for tattoo business in Kuta area. Moreover, so far the roving tattoo services could not be controlled maximally. (kmb25)

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The chicken is sprayed with special medicine to prevent the spread of bird flu

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Livestock Agency tightens distribution of poultry Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Bird flu cases remaining to become a threat to citizens of Denpasar is consistently anticipated by the lineups of the Denpasar Livestock, Fisheries and Maritime Agency (Disnakanlut). Moreover, the bird flu case has claimed another fatality from the neighboring area, namely Badung. Anticipation against the transmission of H5N1 virus is undertaken by mapping the distribution of poultry in the cultured city. The Head of Denpasar Livestock, Fisheries and Marine Agency, IB Bayu Bramasta, when asked for his confirmation on Wednesday (Feb 22) said that after the re-emergence of the case and claimed a fatality in Badung, his party immediately made coordination with the field officers. “As soon as getting the information, we promptly alert our field officers,” he said. According to him, other than alerting the field officers, the anticipative measure undertaken was re-intensifying the spraying. The spraying was carried out at some points becoming the distribution area of poultry in Denpasar. Most locations were in the area of North Denpasar and East Denpasar. “In those areas, there are many poultry farmer groups. We have always socialized the precautionary measures against the virus to them,” he explained. More than that, the anticipative measures had also been performed at locations becoming the point of poultry distribution in the market because the transmission of bird flu virus was very fragile in the location where there was quite a lot of poultry. “Similarly, we have socialized it to the poultry and fish traders in the market,” he said. Similar anticipation was also undertaken at locations becoming the poultry distribution such as on the border of Badung-Denpasar and Denpasar-Gianyar. The method applied at the border was by spraying the vehicles carrying the birds. “We have coordinated this effort with the Transportation Agency and Civilian Security Guard (Tramtib) for the spraying in the border,” he explained. (kmb12)


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Bali News One more suspect captured, Purnabawa’s family murder was planned Denpasar (Bali Post) –

South Kuta Police and Denpasar Police team have captured another killer, Ahmad Kadir, who’s responsible of Made Purnabawa, wife Ni Luh Ayu Sri Mahayoni and daughter Ni Wayan Risna Ayu Dewi, death after capturing the murder mastermind Heru Ardianto alias Een and wife Ni Putu Anita Supra Dewi. Head of Bali Police, General Inspector PC Drs. Totoy Herawan Indra, last Wednesday (22/2) explained Kadir capture was based on police investigation results. It was found that this freelance labour is also around East Java. “From the investigation development we manage to capture AK (Ahmad Kadir, red) while three others HM, SG and HD still chased,” Indra stated. Accompanied by Public Relation Head of the Police, GPC Drs. Hariadi and Head of Denpasar Police GPC Wayan Sunartha, Indra stated this tragic death has been planned the day before where Heru and the colleagues met at Petitenget Beach, Kerobokan, Badung, which is on Monday (13/2) at 6 pm local time. After all well planned including the items they will use, Heru went back to Purnabawa’s house at Kampial Residence II, Dukuh Sari Street No. 22, Menesa Area, Beno Sub District, South Kuta, Badung. “What we identified so far the item used was a wood and iron pole only. For sharp items, we are still finding out,” Indra continued. On the night before execution to avoid any suspicion, Heru who works as driver and his wife Anita who works as caretaker, work as usual while Purnabawa’s wife and daughter was sleeping at the daughter’s room. Around 11.40 pm local time, Purnabawa came from work (bringing his guest) and went in to join his family while Heru and his wife pretended to sleep. “Purnabawa’s daughter (Risna Ayu Dewi, red) was ill at the time so all of them slept there,” Indra explained. As victims asleep, Heru opened the house’s back door

then killed the pet dog and buried it not far from the house. On Tuesday (14/2) at 2.30 am local time, the other four killers came through the back door and showed the room where victims slept. Coincidently at that time, the room’s door was unlocked so it was easy for them to go in. Without a doubt the killers took action using wood and iron pole suspected only several minutes then wrapped their bodies with bed cover also sheets continued by moving them to victim’s Kijang Innova car DK 1268 IS. Around 3 am local time, Heru, his family and colleagues left the house with chronology Heru drove the car with his wife, child, SD and HD as passengers while HM and AK each drove victim’s motorcycles Jupiter MX DK 7506 and Yamaha Mio Soul DK 8865 CT towards West Bali through alternative routes. Around 2.30 pm local time, they stopped at Raya DenpasarGilimanuk Street specifically at Banjar Sumbul, Yeh Embang, Mendoyo, Jembrana in a local’s plantation and placed their bodies there. “After throwing them, they crossed Gilimanuk Harbour then in Ketapang they separated and went home to their origins,” Indra concluded. As stated, the case started to be revealed with a report from victim’s family and after a number of check in the crime scene, many indication was found such as blood stains, tooth falling, wood, motorcycles and car missing. Then in the middle of investigation, bodies in Jembrana were found with the two teeth matched with the bodies found especially on Purnabawa’s. Further on, Heru and his wife Anita was then captured at Situbondo, East Java, on Tuesday (21/2) at 10 am local time with Anita captured first while driving one of the motorcycles taken with no number plates and led to his husband at their house at Dusun Air Mancur, Jublagan Village, Panji, Situbondo, captured with no fight back. This case is now still investigated further. (kmb21)

Worried election conflicts

‘Pangerupukan’ at Buleleng without Ogoh-Ogoh Singaraja (Bali Post) –

At Buleleng, this coming pangerupukan before Nyepi Day Caka 1934 is more likely not to be coloured with ogoh-ogoh (effigies to scare away devils) procession as agreed at the Buleleng Council meeting of culture figures, public figures and village securities at Buleleng Police Headquarters last Wednesday (22/2). Even so, Police and Regency Government will not produce the statement as it is not their right to do it so this statement will be more of a suggestion to the public in not having an ogoh-ogoh procession as stated by Head of Buleleng Police Operation Section, Ida Bagus Wedana Jati, after joining the meeting. Besides for security and safety for the coming Regional Election, ogoh-ogoh is not an essential to Nyepi celebration yet it is for youth’s creativity. Even

there is this suggestion and some people or banjar have started or made one can coordinate to the traditional official of their area especially during its procession

so there’s no politic seeds hidden within which can create conflict. “If there are any clash, we will take clear action,” Jati clarified. (kmb15)

Gianyar (Bali Post) –

Anniversary under the Head of the Service Operational Section, I Gede Daging, S.Stp. by going through several places around Cokorda Sudarsana Street. From the operation violations were found and officers have given them warnings politely although those who were caught begging taken immediately to avoid

any bad image of Gianyar as stated by Head of the Service, Wayan Kujus Parwita. The nine beggars were then handed over to Social Agency which will be guided and sent to their origins. This operation was not only done in Ubud but also at Gianyar Market and Sukawati Art Market. (kmb16)

Ubud still filled with beggars Ubud which has been a world known tourism area seemed unsure being free from beggars operation as at least nine of them were secured by Gianyar Police Civil Service last Wednesday (22/2). This operation was a sympathy operation for the institute’s 62nd

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LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul poured salt into the wounds of the ailing Denver Nuggets with 36 points and nine assists to carry the Los Angeles Clippers to a much-needed 103-95 home win on Wednesday. With the Clippers looking to avoid a third straight defeat, Paul took the game by the scruff of the neck with 17 straight Clippers’ points spanning the final two quarters of a tight contest. “I got to the gym early today, I tried to get into a rhythm,” Paul told reporters of his season-high point total. “I’m not going into games trying to get 30 points. I’m taking whatever the defense is giving me.” Los Angeles trailed 92-91 with about five minutes left, but Denver went ice cold at the Staples Center and were held without a point over a four-minute stretch where the Clippers (20-11) outscored them 8-0. The Clippers’ Blake Griffin, who will take part in this weekend’s All Star festivities but will not defend his Slam Dunk Contest title, had 27 points and 12 rebounds to help repel Denver. “That’s my one day off to spend time with my family,” said Griffin, who will play in Friday’s

Rising Stars Challenge as well as the main event on Sunday with team mate Paul. “We’ve been alright (over the first half of the season), but we can be a lot better.” While Griffin and Paul scored the points, DeAndre Jordan manned the lane for Los Angeles with 10 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks. The Nuggets (18-16) have been hit hard by injuries and were without key players Nene, Rudy Fernandez, Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson. Arron Afflalo led Denver with 20 points and Jordan Hamilton had 18 as Denver lost for the fourth time in five games. Before the game, Nuggets coach George Karl said that Nene and Gal-

linari may return shortly after the All Star break, providing a much needed boost for the side who have fallen into a tie with Portland for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, center, puts up a shot as teammate forward Blake Griffin, left, and Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo, right, look on during the second half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 103-95.

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NEW YORK - Evergreen boxing champion Bernard Hopkins will return to the ring in April for a rematch against Chad “Bad” Dawson, who vowed on Wednesday to finish the job he started in their controversial title fight last year. The 47-year-old Hopkins (52-5-2), the oldest boxer to win a world title, will put his World Boxing Council light heavyweight belt on the line against fellow American Dawson (30-1) on April 28 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Their bout last October in Los Angeles ended when Hopkins injured his shoulder in the second round in an awkward fall after Dawson lifted him off his feet as they engaged. Dawson was initially declared the winner of the fight by technical knockout, but the bout was later ruled a no contest by the California State Athletic Commission. Former light heavyweight champion Dawson said he was

still stung by the reversal and was eager for the fight. “On that night, I came to fight,” Dawson, 29, said at a Manhattan news conference. “I wanted to fight Bernard Hopkins and I was looking forward to dethrone him that night. The way he pulled the stunt he pulled, it messed up all of my plans. “So I’m back here, I got to fight him again. After that night I should have been the champion. Legends don’t behave the way he did that night. I would have fought Bernard Hopkins with one finger that night, and probably still would’ve won.” Hopkins, who broke George Foreman’s record as the oldest boxer to win a world title with his victory over 28-year-old Canadian Jean Pascal last May, left the harsh talk to Dawson. “Chad Dawson can say whatever he wants, but I am not going to trash talk this one,” said Hopkins. “Everyone knows what I am capable of in the ring. They have seen it over 50 times before in the last 20-plus years.”

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WBC light-heavyweight boxer Bernard Hopkins of the U.S. celebrates his win over Jean Pascal of Montreal during their title fight, May 21, 2011.

LONDON - The prospect of outcast Carlos Tevez pulling on a Manchester City shirt again moved closer on Wednesday when manager Roberto Mancini said he accepted the Argentine striker’s apology for his behaviour over recent months. Tevez issued an unreserved apology on Tuesday and withdrew his appeal against a gross misconduct charge handed to him by the Premier League leaders after spending most of the past three months in his homelend without permission after a seemingly terminal fallout with the coach. “I’m happy with what Carlos said. Tomorrow I will talk to him,” Mancini said after City completed a 6-1 aggregate victory over Porto in the Europa League with a 4-0 thrash-

ing of the Portuguese side on Wednesday. “I’ve accepted his apology. There’s a chance he can play for Manchester City again. I think he needs two or three weeks to train, and some games, but if he’s ready in two or three weeks that’s normal.” “Carlo knows the team very well. In the last six or seven months the team has played very well and are top of the Premier League,” Mancini added. “But Carlo is a top striker. He can help us to do a good job in the next two months.” The events of the past 24 hours represent a remarkable turnaround after the 28-yearold seemed unlikely ever to play for the club again following a bitter fall-out that began when he refused to warm up during City’s Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich in September.


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Indonesia to evacuate foreign inmates from riot jail

Pastor Maldonado topped the third morning of testing in Barcelona, setting the fastest time of the week so far. The Williams driver set the time on super soft tyres with half-an-hour of the morning session remaining while on a run of three flying laps. The Venezuelan, who is having his first day in the car this week after Bruno Senna and Valtteri Bottas completed a day each, ended up almost one second clear of the second fastest driver, Michael Schumacher. The seven-time world champion, driving the new Mercedes W03, set his best time on soft compound Pirelli rubber only a few minutes before Maldonado went fastest. Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi was third fastest. He set his time with one hour of the morning remaining, like Schumacher running the soft compound but he later brought the session to a premature end moments before the chequered flag was due to fly after stopping at the exit of Turn 4 on an out-of-fuel run. McLaren driver Jenson Button was fourth fastest in the MP4-27, lapping a second-and-a-half off Maldonado. He set his time shortly before lunch, running soft rubber. Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne had his first taste of test action for this week, ending up fifth fastest, two

seconds off the pace, and completed 42 laps of running. He finished ahead of Felipe Massa, who endured another busy morning of work as Ferrari attempts to get on top of its troubled machine. His programme included a number of straightline aero runs on start/finish. Red Bull had a quiet morning, with Mark Webber completing only 26 laps after taking over from Sebastian Vettel. Timo Glock drove the Virgin MVR-02 for the first time since last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix. He focused on tyre evaluation work using each of the four available Pirelli tyres compounds. Glock also triggered a red flag when he spun, but was able to recover to the pits. Caterham driver Vitaly Petrov ended the morning ninth fastest after suspension problems restricted his running. He ended up a quarter-of-a-second faster that Paul di Resta, whose Force India caused the red flag to be deployed very briefly when he lost part of his engine cover.

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Williams Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela drives the FW34 in the pit-lane during a training session at the Jerez racetrack in southern Spain February 8, 2012.

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Officer trying to explain about prison’s condition to foreigners that want to visit their relative in Kerobokan Jail on Thursday (2/23). The jail was closed after the riot hits again on early morning in Thursday.

Ducati’s new bike made a step forward

Ducati general manager Filippo Preziosi believes his team has made a step forward after three days of testing at Jerez. Test rider Franco Battaini rode on all three days, focusing on honing the electronics and setups of the new 1000cc GP12 bike. Preziosi said that he was was satisfied that the bike has made a step forward and is keen to give race riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden a go on the updated machine at the official Sepang test. “We were lucky because we had three days with very good weather conditions,” Preziosi said. “And that enabled us to do quite a bit of work. With Franco Battaini, we continued with the test programme that was planned for the test team over the winter, trying some aspects of the electronics that we’ll keep working on with the factory riders at Sepang. “I think we found out some interesting things that we’ll soon confirm with Vale and Nicky in Malaysia, where we’ll also continue working with the bike’s setup.” Satellite Ducati squads AB Cardion Racing and Pramac RacREUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad ing were also at Jerez, Karel Abraham and Hector Barbera on Ducati MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy takes a corner during a preseason test at Sepang circuit outside Kuala Lumpur February 1, 2012. riding duties.

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Again, Kerobokan Jail hits by riot Allegedly triggered by discrimination in services

The riots accompanied with fire-raising against the Kerobokan Prison on Tuesday night (Feb 21) until Wednesday (Feb 22), surely became of a public concern. Moreover, the riots in the largest prison in Bali have happened repeatedly. On Wednesday night the riot happened again. This time prisonners throwing molotov bomb to securities officers that being deployed outside the prison. The Bali Police Chief, Totoy Herawan Indra, said the riots were allegedly caused by discrimination related to services in the prison. In other words, probably there was discrimination in providing the health and other services among the inmates. Such information was revealed after Chief Totoy interrogated the inmates. “Such discrimination was alleged to happen in

the matter of health care and treatment. Likewise, similar discrimination also happened in the prison including in the cells,” he said. Except for discrimination, it was also the aftermath of the mistreatment against the inmate Made Eriyasa by another inmate, Bashori. The victim was slashed by knife, so that he injured along 15 cm on the arm. Even, due to such an incident, a riot almost broke out and hundreds of inmates attempted to break the door. However, the situation could be controlled by internal guards and hundreds of police officers from the Badung Police.

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A girl critical after Washington school shooting

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SEATTLE — A gun brought to an elementary school near Seattle in a third-grade boy’s backpack discharged Wednesday, apparently by accident, and critically wounded an 8-year-old girl, police said. The unidentified child who brought the gun to Armin Jahr Elementary in Bremerton, Wash., was booked into Kitsap County juvenile detention for investigation of unlawful possession of a gun, bringing a dangerous weapon to school and third-degree assault. “At this stage of the investigation, detectives believe the shooting was accidental,” Bremerton police Lt. Peter Fisher said in a statement. Continued on page 6


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