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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sting says his kids won’t get trust funds Associated Press

LONDON — Pop icon Sting says his children won’t be getting trust funds from his vast fortune, assuming there’s any money left in it. The 16-time Grammy Award winner and former frontman of The Police, told The Mail on Sunday that the vast wealth would be “albatrosses” around the necks of his six children. The singer-songwriter who grew up in a shipbuilding community in northeast England says he told the kids, “there won’t be much money left because we are spending it!” “People make assumptions, that they were born with a silver spoon in their mouth, but they have not been given a lot,” he was quoted as saying. Sting’s wealth was estimated at 180 million pounds ($306 million) by the Sunday Times Rich List.

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Slim it may be, but Portugal still has a chance

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Bali Post

DENPASAR - Travelers from Europe, especially the UK, were considered by the Association of Indonesia Tour Travel Agencies (ASITA) of Bali Chapter as big spender travelers. Even, their spending during a sightseeing trip exceeded that of Australian travelers although the travelers from the kangaroo country were ranked first in the top ten markets of Bali tourism potential.

‘Think Like A Man Too’ tops North American box office Agence France-Presse

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This photo released by Sony Pictures shows, from left, LaLa Anthony as Sonia, Meagan Good as Maya, Taraji P. Henson as Lauren, Regina Hall as Candace, Gabrielle Union as Kristen and, rear, Wendi McLendon-Covey as Tish, in a scene from Screen Gems’ “Think Like A Man Too.”

Falling to sixth was Tom Cruise’s latest action movie, “Edge of Tomorrow,” in which he stars as a soldier caught in a time loop as he battles aliens, with $10.3 million. Seventh was romantic drama “The Fault in Our Stars,” based on a popular young adult novel by John Green about teenag-

ers who meet at a cancer support group. It earned $8.6 million in its third week. Rounding out the top 10 was action blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past” ($6.2 million), indie feel-good food-truck comedy “Chef” ($1.85 million) and classic monster remake “Godzilla” ($1.82 million).

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Asita eyeing British travelers

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LOS ANGELES - Comedy “Think Like A Man Too” topped the North American box office in its debut weekend, just edging “22 Jump Street” in a battle of sequels, industry estimates showed Sunday. Starring Kevin Hart and Gabrielle Union, “Think Like A Man Too” has all the couples back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their misadventures get them into some compromising situations. It raked in $30 million in its first weekend, pipping the buddy comedy “22 Jump Street” starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, which pulled in $29 million for a two-week total of $111.5 million. Another blockbuster summer sequel, “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” was third with $25.3 million over the weekend, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations. “Jersey Boys,” Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about the 1960s rise to pop success of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, debuted in fourth place at $13.5 million. Down to fifth place was Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent,” a modern retelling of the life of Sleeping Beauty’s arch-nemesis, with $13 million for the weekend -- and $186 million since release.

EU ministers: Sanctions if Russia won’t cooperate

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Travelers from Europe, especially the UK, were considered by the Association of Indonesia Tour Travel Agencies (ASITA) of Bali Chapter as big spender travelers.

“Travelers from the UK have a better expenditures and use of hotel than the Australian travelers because most Australian travelers have repeatedly come to Indonesia. So, they have known where to look for cheaper price. Then, they have also known the places to go,” said Chairman of ASITA Bali, Ketut Ardana, in Denpasar. According to him, the potential for the UK travelers to Indonesia, especially Bali, was quite high. However, due to minimal direct flight, only a few of the UK people who wanted to spend holiday in Indonesia. Actually, in the 1980s the European tourist arrivals, such as those from the UK had skyrocketed because many foreign airlines offered their flight services to Indonesia. “Indonesia, especially Bali, has been quite popular in the UK. I think the travelers from the UK have not been included in the top 10 foreign travelers who came to Bali. I am grateful that Garuda Indonesia re-opens its flight services to the UK,” he said. General Manager of Garuda Indonesia for UK and Ireland, Jubi Prasetyo, admitted that after being closed for ten years, Garuda Indonesia from Jakarta re-opened its flight services for the route of Jakarta-London and London-Jakarta. Re-opening of the direct flight to the UK, according to Jubi, was based on consideration that the UK has a potential market for Indonesia. “We are conducting a vigorous campaign to start selling, how to fill in the airline seat with passengers and win the competition in Europe,” he said. He said the countries in Southeast Asia such as Thailand and Vietnam had been performing promotion to such market, even aggressively promoted their own country. “Indonesia does not want to be left behind. Then, making proactive measure is one of the strategies of Garuda Indonesia in reaching the market,” he said. As has been known, the United Kingdom (UK) posed a union of the states of the United Kingdom comprising the England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Since the incorporation of the Northern Ireland, the name of the union became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, where the Britain was one of the countries incorporating in it. Continued on page 6


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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bali News

500 housewives infected by HIV each year Bali Post

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The Ulun Danu Temple in Batur, Bangli

Providers of cloth at Ulun Danu Batur complained Bali Post

BANGLI - Tourism services in the area of Kintamani, Bangli, reaped another complaint. Other than the inappropriate levy charges with the number of tickets, the comfort of travelers chiefly those wishing to make a visit to the Ulun Danu Batur Temple was also disturbed due to the act of cloth provider in front of the temple forcing travelers to shop. Travelers that should rent a piece of cloth at IDR 25,000 were forced to buy cloth at relatively expensive price up to IDR 250,000. As told by one of the tourist guides, Bagus Krisna, Sunday (Jun 22), he was really disappointed with the behavior of cloth providers in front of the Ulun Danu Batur Temple. When guests wanted to rent a piece of cloth, the provider was actually forcing travelers to shop. “When our guests will rent the cloth before entering into the temple area, we are even forced to buy. Unmitigatedly, for two pieces of the cloth, our

guests were forced to buy at IDR 250,000,” he said. Even, the cloth providers, added Bagus, also often put pressure on the tourist guides not to interfere when they offered merchandise to travelers. Moreover, similar thing was also done to foreign travelers who were not familiar with Bahasa Indonesia. “As persistently forced, the travelers inevitably bought the merchandise at high price,” he added.

Although the merchandise was ultimately purchased, not a few travelers who had visited the Ulun Danu Batur Temple also revealed their disappointment over the services. Travelers often compared the services at the Ulun Danu Batur Temple to services extended at other temple attractions. “At other tourist attraction, the ticket price has usually included the rental of cloth, but here has not. In addition to the ticket, we are even often forced to purchase clothes,” he explained. He hoped the issue could be addressed by the government. So, in the future the destination could provide a comfort for travelers who wanted to travel to Kintamani. Besides, the government should also make supervision against the levy in Kintamani which was still often manipulated by the unscrupulous collecting officers. (ina)

DENPASAR - Based on the calculation results of survey, Kerti Praja Foundation estimated that approximately 500 housewives were infected with HIV. From these figures, if the housewives are pregnant, then the chances of virus infection on the fetus are also great. According to Chairman of the Kerti Praja Foundation, Prof. Dr. Nyoman Wirawan, the HIV transmission in housewives was obtained from her husband becoming the customer of prostitutes. Based on the estimated number of prostitute customers per year in Bali reaching 80,000 people, it was found that about 1,050 prostitute customers who were positive to HIV. “Suppose that half of them pass it to their wife, then about 500 housewives are infected by HIV each year,” said Wirawan. The HIV transmission among prostitutes, clientele and housewives took place through sexual intercourse. According to Wirawan, the HIV transmitted through sexual contact was actually very small, namely about 0.01 percent. On that account, among the 80,000 prostitute customers, only 1,050 people were infected by HIV. “If the transmission rate reaches up to 50 percent, certainly all people will be infected with HIV,” said Wirawan. The small transmission rate was supported by the existence of injuries enabling the virus exchange. The more injuries, the HIV virus contained a lot in genital secretions and blood would come in and transmit more quickly. Therefore, for now the only way to prevent the transmission of HIV through sexual intercourse was through the use of condom. Wirawan added that the results of a survey undertaken in Denpasar indicated if the use of condom in commercial sex workers and their clients currently amounted to about 65 percent.

“Most of the prostitutes are already offering a condom if they want to make transaction. But, the problem then arises as customers often reject to use it,” said Wirawan. With the closure of the Dolly prostitute house (in East Java), the threat of prostitute migration from Dolly to Bali was certainly open. However, added Wirawan, the handling measure by arresting and repatriating them to their region of origin was not appropriate. They would come back secretly so that it would be difficult to detect the activity of their transactions. Another option that could be taken, added Wirawan, was embracing prostitutes and giving them education about the hazards of HIV transmission and its consequences, so the prostitutes could take precautions and treatment by themselves. He further added that most prostitutes in Denpasar did not have enough education to get a decent job. From the results of survey in 2012, the prostitutes in Denpasar mostly completed their primary and junior high school only. Even, some of them never attended schools and only a small portion was graduated from high school. Of the 400 sex workers surveyed, it was found that 59 people were graduated from high school, elementary school (157), junior high school (146) and never attended school (38). Such low education background was the reason of prostitutes to choose such a work as they considered it did not require special skills. Other than providing education on HIV for prostitutes, the Kerti Praja Foundation also provided vocational training for them, such as sewing skills with the hope they had the skills to switch their job. “Every week, they gather at the foundation office to share experiences and problems. Besides, they are also provided with life skill training,” said Wirawan. (san)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Archipelago International holds annual job fair

IBP

JAKARTA - Archipelago International is once again holding their annual Job Fair to recruit and interact with Indonesia’s best talents. The fair is was held on Saturday 14th June 2014 at Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata AMPTA in Yogyakarta, following last year’s event in Jakarta which attracted 1100 visitors. With an expected turnout of over 500 visitors, the objective of the job fair is to raise awareness of the brand and to attract the right talents to Archipelago’s team. Not only will the fair attract jobseekers, it will also introduce the public to the idea of a career path at Archipelago International, to inform them of the benefits a career in hospitality provides. For interested applicants who are not currently working in the industry, there are a number of programs on offer to help with the transition, like the “Inter Hotel Staff Transfer” and the “Cross Exposure Program”. Therefore, the event is available for all employees from various lines of work, including students and graduates of hotel schools and

general universities. For the upcoming year, Archipelago International will require more than 2000 staff members for managerial and supervisor roles, ready to be placed in the already-opened and pre-opening hotels. “Our main goal for the annual job fair is to raise awareness of our brand to all jobseekers and the public alike. Archipelago International is always looking for talented people to grow with our developing company. With our 11 brands ranging from 5-star to 2-star hotels and villas, we believe our hotel group offers the largest number of job vacancies in Indonesia,” says Lukas K. Samali, Archipelago International’s VP Human Resources.

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Calendar Event for Jun 1 through Jul 12, 2014 1 Jun Pura Sakenan Serangan Denpasar Pura Dalem Pahuman Bhujangga Penatih Denpasar Timur Pura Alas Harum Batur Kintamani Pura Alas Angker Munduk Kintamani Pura Dalem Kawitan Empuaji Klungkung 4 Jun Buda Cemeng Langkir Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang Canggi Batuan Pura Luhur Batur Pucangan Buahan Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Dalem bangun Sakti Tamiang Kapal Dalem Bias Muntig Ped Nusa penida 8 Jun Pura Agung Petilan Pengerebongan kesiman Denpasar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kesiut Kangin Kerambitan Tabanan 10 Jun Anggarkasih Medangsia Pura Pesimpangan Gerya Sakti Yogaloka Lampung Selatan Pura Luhur Uluwatu Pura Bukit Pecatu Kuta badung Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud Pura Andakasa Karangasem Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung Pura Kawitan Arya Gelgel klungkung Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi Pura Suralaya Banda klungkung Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang Bangli Pura Pasek Gaduh Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Pusering Jagat Tampaksiring

Gianyar Pura Gerya Sakti Tulikup Gianyar Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud Pura Segara Ketewel Sukawati Pura Mertha Sari Mas Ubud 11 Jun Pura Gede Purancak Jembrana Pura Dalem Dauma Batuan Sukawati Pura Nataran Kacang Dawa Klungkung Pura Bhatara Gede Apol Ubung Denpasar Pura Puseh Brahmana Klungkung Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan Pura Dalem Sukahet Klungkung Pura Dalem MuasPahit Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman Dukuh Tegallalang Pura Desa Sanding Tampak Siring gianyar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Batan Buah Kesiman Pura Sahab Nusa penida Pura Dalem Cemara Serangan Denpasar 12 Jun Purnama Sasih Sadha Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Amertha Sari Rempoa Jakarta Selatan Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra Gianyar 15 Jun Kajeng Kliwon uwudan Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi 25 Jun Buda Kliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Padangbai Karangasem Pura Aer jeruk Sukawati Gianyar Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel Gianyar Pura Pasek Bendesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng

Pura Puseh Bebandem Karangasem Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Naga Sari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Batur Sari Ubud 27 Jun Tilem Sasih Sadha Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati 30 Jun Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan Pura Pasek Gelgel Kekeran Delod Yeh Mengwi 5 Jul Tumpek krulut Pura Pasek gelgel Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan Klungkung Pura Pedarman Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Penebel Tabanan Pura Benua Tarukan Besakih 9 Jul Buda Cemeng Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Kalah Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura Dalem Petitenget Kuta Badung Pura Dalem Pulasari Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kapisah Denpasar Selatan Pura Paibon Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pura Panti Penyarikan Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Pasar Agung Kediri Tabanan Pura Puaya Batuan Sukawati 11 Jul Hari Bhatara Sri 12 Jul Purnama Sasih Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati

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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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Science

Experiments give shape to Higgs

Oil from BP spill slowing Mahi-mahi

Reuters

MIAMI - A study by University of Miami scientists says mahi-mahi, a popular fish among restaurants and anglers and exposed as infants to oil from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill, swim nearly half as fast as their unaffected counterparts. “The worry is that if you have reduced swimming performance you’re going to be less effective at capturing prey, and less effective in avoiding (predators),” said Martin Grosell, a professor at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Researchers treated mahi-mahi embryos and young fish with oil collected from near the damaged wellhead and from the gulf’s surface. Individual fish were then transferred to clean water for at least 25 days before their swim speeds were tested in a kind of aquatic treadmill. The speed of the young, inchlong fish, thought to be among the fastest on the planet at about five body lengths per second, “dropped by about 37 percent,”

Grosell said. Assessing the extent of the damage on the population, however, is proving difficult as few statistics are kept on gulf mahi-mahi. Scientists in 2000 failed in an attempt to count the number of brilliant, green-blue fish, also known as dolphinfish, living between Florida’s west coast and Texas, according to Steve Branstetter, a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “No management actions have ever been needed for this species,” the agency’s website said. Grosell and scientists from across the country partnered with NOAA following the disaster to study the effect of the 87-daylong spill that dumped an esti-

mated 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers said they used oil concentrations similar to those measured in the gulf shortly after the spill, which oil company BP disputed on Friday. “The study does not provide any evidence to show that an effect on that group of fish would have had a population-level impact,” BP spokesman Ryan Jason wrote in an e-mail. In March, researchers from the University of Miami and Stanford University released test results showing oil caused heart deformations in young Bluefin tuna and a variety of other species, and may have led to low catch numbers in the years that followed the spill.

PARIS - Physicists on Sunday said they had learned more about the identity of the Higgs Boson, the elusive particle whose groundbreaking discovery was announced nearly two years ago. Work at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) -- the particle smasher on the French-Swiss border where the breakthrough was made -- has answered long-standing questions about how the Higgs behaves, they said. The Higgs was theorised in the 1960s as being the sub-atomic particle that gives other particles mass. Without it, matter would not exist. Decades of work followed to explore the idea until on July 4, 2012, rival teams at the LHC announced they had independently found a particle consistent with the Higgs. But further work was needed to flesh out this discovery and to see how it fits with the Standard Model, the conceptual framework for explaining visible matter in the Universe. In a study published in the journal Nature Physics, one of the LHC teams said the boson behaves as predicted, and is not an “imposter that looks like it.” Analysis of the mountain of data from collisions at the LHC shows the boson decays neatly to a group of sub-particles called fermions, in line with Standard Model theory, the paper said. “This is an enormous breakthrough,” said Markus Klute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who led the research at the LHC’s Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS). “Now we know that particles like electrons get their mass by coupling to the Higgs field, which is really exciting.” Finding the Higgs was only possible through the building of the LHC, the world’s biggest laboratory, made up of a 27-kilometre (17mile) ring-shaped tunnel. An army of physicists from around the world sifted through the rubble left from billions of proton smashups, hunting for a telltale signature from a fleeting particle. The initial discovery put the Higgs’ mass at between 125 to 126 gigaelectronvolts, a standard unit of measurement at sub-atomic level. Later analysis of the data from these experiments also found that the boson has no “spin,” and rapidly decays into pairs of photons (particles of light) and so-called W or Z bosons. “We have now established the main characteristics of this new particle,” said Klute in a press release issued by MIT. “All of these things are consistent with the Standard Model.” Experiments at the LHC are currently on hold while the collider goes through an upgrade, although scientists are still trawling through reams of data generated from smashups before the shutdown. Operations are due to resume in 2015, with a three-year programme that will see scientists use more powerful collisions to explore theorised phenomena such as “super-symmetry” which may explain dark matter, the substance that makes up most of the Universe. The boson is named after Peter Higgs, a British physicist who cowon the Nobel prize last year with Francois Englert of Belgium. Other physicists who made big contributions were Robert Brout, also a Belgian, who died in 2011, and a US-British team of Dick Hagen, Gerald Guralnik and Tom Kibble.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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The 36th Bali Art Festival

Agence France-Presse

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Bali News

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BAF Schedule Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Time

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Ratna Kanda Stage Angsoka Stage Ksirarnawa Stage Ayodya Stage Ayodya Stage Wantilan Stage Ksirarnawa Stage Ardha Candra

Topeng Panca Exhibition Dance show by ISI Yogyakarta Participation by Bollywood India Participation by Bima City Semara Pegulingan Art Music Arja Dance by Mekaradwaja Contemporary art Female Gong Kebyar Exhibition

Minimizing distribution of fake banknote

BI seriously works on e-money Bali Post

DENPASAR - Representative Office of Bank Indonesia (BI) for Region III Bali-Nusra continues to promote the use of e-money in transactions to suppress the circulation of counterfeit banknotes. In the past two months, namely April to May 2014, the number of counterfeit banknote reached 579 sheets. This figure showed a surge from 265 sheets in April to 314 sheets in May. “These are the recorded cases. They do not include the undetected cases either by banks or by police. We have confidence if the number is more than this figure. On that account, the BI seriously works on the electronic money,” said Chief Representative Office of BI for Region III Bali-Nusra, Benny Siswanto, in Denpasar. He said that his party encouraged people to use electronic money as an alternative to the use of banknotes and coins, especially for small fraction. “With the e-money, we do not need to carry cash. We just need a card to do a transaction,” he said. Benny hoped the banking to actively intensify the dissemination of e-money in Bali. He claimed the e-money in Bali was just used for payment of passing ticket in the Bali toll road. “At the moment, the electronic money in Bali has been issued by some banks such as BRI, Mandiri and BCA,” he concluded. The use of electronic money, according to Benny Siswanto, had many advantages. Among them, people could make transactions just by using a card, so they were no longer bothered to carry physical money. This lifestyle was known as cashless society (CLS). “The CLS denotes a lifestyle where all financial transactions or payments use electronic money

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Young artist, I Putu Raditya Pratama (5) from Tangkulak, Gianyar entertained audiences that crowded the Ayodya Stage during 36th Bali Art Festival in Art Center on Monday, June 23, 2014.

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Representative Office of Bank Indonesia (BI) for Region III BaliNusra continues to promote the use of e-money in transactions to suppress the circulation of counterfeit banknotes. to replace cash transactions. This method is also intended to avoid the risk of counterfeit money,” he said. To minimize the circulation of counterfeit money in Bali, Benny Siswanto also continued to provide socialization on the characteristics of the authenticity of rupiahs for the community,

including cashier. In an effort to maintain the quality of banknotes in circulation to the public and the decent money supply, Bank Indonesia Region III sustainably demolished damaged or worn banknotes. The efforts were made by issuing a range of policies to encourage people to treat banknotes more wisely. (kmb27)

A toddler fascinated audiences at BAF Bali Post

DENPASAR - Young artist, I Putu Raditya Pratama (5) from Tangkulak, Gianyar entertained audiences that crowded the Ayodya Stage during 36th Bali Art Festival in Art Center on Monday, June 23, 2014. Viewers feel amazed with the boy familiarly called Adip because he can perform Barong Dance very well. Although still a toddler, Adip was able to provide fresh entertainment for audiences. With a natural style, Adip managed to entertain audiences with Barong and Monkey Dance. According to Adip father, Nyoman Triana (26), his child has a talent for dancing. The artistic talent formed naturally by following his father’s footstep. This is the first performance for Adip during BAF. (wan)


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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Swimming pool project relocated to Penimbangan Beach

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EU ministers: Sanctions if Russia won’t cooperate

Bali Post

SINGARAJA - Construction project of swimming pool until the middle of this year remains unclear. At first, the facility was built on Jalan Pidada, Banyuasri village. Then, the location was moved to the area of Penimbangan Beach, Singaraja. Relocation of the swimming pool project happened because the county government asking the land of swimming pool to be granted was not approved. Provincial government only gave the right to use the land. The Head of Regional Development Planning Board (Bappeda) of Buleleng, Gede Suyasa, when contacted via phone on Sunday (Jun 22) confirmed if the location of swimming pool was relocated to the area of Penimbangan Beach. He said that according to the original plan, the project utilized the land owned by Bali government. In the planning, there were two alternative lands permitted by provincial government, namely the land on Jalan Pidada and the area of Penimbangan Beach. The land on Jalan Pidada was approved with the borrow-and-use pattern, while the county government asking the land to be granted into the asset of county government was rejected. As alternative, Bali government allowed the land on Penimbangan Beach to be used and granted to the county government. With such condition, the county government then decided to select the land on Penimbangan Beach area used for the swimming pool project. “The land on Jalan Pidada has been approved, but could not be granted into the county government asset. Bali government only allows to borrow and utilize the land and the utilization can be extended. Due to huge investment and the land status is only borrow-and-use seems less feasible, so then we use the land on the Penimbangan Beach area,” he said. According to Suyasa, in terms of technical aspects, both options of land utilization were equally good. Even, the swimming pool built at the waterfront was better as it was similar to the pool of hotel or villa facility. In addition, the construction of such sports facilities would add to the rapid development of Penimbangan Beach as a tourist area. “Let’s see the swimming pools of hotel or villa located near the beach. Well, I think the location on Penimbangan Beach is appropriate and it will have an impact on the increase of the development in the area,” he explained. Suyasa added that the land spreading across 0.4 hectares on the Penimbangan Beach was ready for construction. The land was located just north of Cozy Resto. Previously, Bali government lent the land to SMAN 4 Singaraja high school. Then, the waterfront land would be built with a national standard swimming pool. Preparation of the Detailed Engineering Design (DED) had been completed and the county government had allocated a fund for the development worth IDR 3.5 billion. “Now, it’s time for the Buleleng Education Agency to follow up this plan because the land issue has been accomplished, so that the program should be realized,” he affirmed. (kmb38)

RLD

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Associated Press Writer

BRUSSELS — Several European foreign ministers on Monday threatened further sanctions if Russia fails to cooperate with Ukraine’s proposed peace plan and doesn’t stop the flow of arms and militants across its border into eastern Ukraine. Russia is “conducting a propaganda war with full speed ahead and no signs of them closing the border,” said Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. Armed militants and even tanks

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Kerobokan Prison

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Again, marijuana smuggled to Kerobokan Prison Bali Post

MANGUPURA - High demand for drugs in the Second Class A Prison House of Denpasar (Kerobokan Prison) is proved by the increasing smuggling actions. Recently, the officers secured again a drug trafficking culprit, Raden Mohamad Zein Akasa, 29, Sunday (Jun 22). Even, the culprit living on Jalan Danau Tempe, Gang Pengiasan V/15 Denpasar gave resistance when he was arrested by the officers. Then, the culprit was taken to North Kuta Police with evidence in the form of seven packages of marijuana and a package having been unpacked. Chief of North Kuta Police, Ronny R. Eppang, explained the disclosure originated from the culprit who wanted to visit a prisoner at Kerobokan Prison. But, when his goods were examined by the officers, the man from Palembang was showing resistance. It made the officers more suspicious. “The culprit came around 12:30 a.m. When checked, he even fought back against the officers,” he said. Being suspicious, the officers held the culprit directly. After searching the luggage of the culprit, the suspicion of the

officers was finally proved with the finding of two packs of marijuana wrapped in aluminum foil put in the Citato and Happytos snack. “The marijuana is hidden in the snacks,” he explained. Realizing that his action was known by the officers, Zein Akasa rebelled again and tried to run away. But the officers in a larger number managed to lock the movement of the culprit. “When the marijuana was found, the culprit directly rebelled against the officers and attempted to flee,” he said.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin steps out of his car upon arrival at the EU foreign ministers council at the European Council headquarters in Luxembourg city, Luxembourg, Monday, June 23, 2014.

continue to cross the border into eastern Ukraine, he asserted. “If the Russians say they don’t know how to close borders, I don’t think that’s a particularly credible statement,” Bildt added. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the European Union will be able to agree further sanctions against Russia at a summit of the bloc’s 28 leaders Friday, if necessary. “Those measures are ready to take,” he said. “We look to Russia to take actual action to stop the flow of arms over the border into eastern Ukraine, to

encourage illegal armed groups to stop what they are doing there now,” Hague said. The EU meeting in Luxembourg Tuesday is also being attended by Ukraine’s new Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, who was set to brief his colleagues on the peace plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko. It includes a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine and suggests a decentralization of power to give regions more political authority, and measures to protect the language rights of Russian speakers in the east. “We now look to Russia to support the peace plan,” Hague insisted. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius also called on Russia to stop the flow of militants and heavy weapons to avoid tougher sanctions.

From the hands of the culprit, the officers seized evidence in the form of a Smartfren mobile phone, an iPhone, a Nokia mobile phone as well as seven packets of marijuana and one package in open condition. Then, the culprit was taken to Kuta Police station and underwent an interrogation in the Badung Police Narcotics Unit. “Now, the culprit has been already secured in the office (of the North Kuta Police—Ed) and subsequent examination will be conducted in the Badung Police,” he said. Furthermore, the subdistrict police chief explained that based on the results of initial interrogation, Zein Akasa admitted to intentionally smuggle marijuana to an inmate in the Kerobokan Prison. However, he did not want to mention who would receive the marijuana because the culprit was still undergoing the examination. “Simply ask about it at the Badung Police later on,” he suggested. (kmb35)

Tokyo assemblyman apologizes over sexist heckling Associated Press Writer

TOKYO — A Tokyo city assemblyman apologized Monday for shouting out a sexist remark at a female counterpart last week — but denied he meant to insult her. Akihiro Suzuki, 51, reversed his earlier denial and came forward five days after officials scrambled to identify the voices heard during Ayaka Shiomura’s presentation on issues such as infertility, maternal support and delaying marriage during an assembly session Wednesday. A voice from the floor said “You are the one who should get married first,” followed by laughter and more heckling, including “She must be single” and “Can’t you even have babies?” Suzuki apologized over the first remark, but denied making the others. He said he never meant to insult her but wishes she could marry soon. “I really hoped she could marry soon, bearing in mind this ongoing trend where women are delaying marriage and having fewer children,” he said. “But there are people who cannot do so even if they want to, and I realize what I said lacked consideration.” Suzuki said he personally apol-

ogized to Shiomura, a 35-year-old former TV personality, and her colleagues of opposition Your Party before the news conference. He left the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to take responsibility for causing the embarrassment to his fellow members, but vowed to keep his seat in the Tokyo assembly. Japan still has a large gender gap in the workplace, raising concerns that the country’s fertility rate would continue to drop amid lack of public support for women and working mothers. The case could be an embarrassment to for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts on women’s advancement and Tokyo’s image as host of the 2020 Olympics, as it indicates the level of awareness of the issue even at the city government level in the Japanese capital. The sexist hecklings surfaced only after Shiomura mentioned the incident on her Twitter and Facebook. That quickly triggered a public reaction, with TV programs repeatedly debating the incident and citizens starting a petition calling for the hecklers to be punished. Her party members also requested voice analysis to identify the hecklers.

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Tokyo city assemblyman Akihiro Suzuki bows to his female counterpart Ayaka Shiomura for an apology at Tokyo Metropolitan City Hall in Tokyo Monday, June 23, 2014.


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BUSINESS G20 lagging on growth targets Agence France-Presse

SYDNEY - Reforms proposed to lift global growth in line with a target set by the world’s biggest economies earlier this year are so far falling short, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said Monday. In February, the G20 economies vowed to boost global growth by more than US$2 trillion over five years, shifting their focus away from austerity as a fragile recovery takes hold. But as Australia prepares to host the G20 summit in Brisbane in November, Hockey told The Australian newspaper that more work needed to be done. “The submissions are not meeting our ambitious target at the moment and I expect that a number of jurisdictions will improve their effort,” Hockey told the broadsheet. “I’ll be speaking to individual finance ministers over the next few weeks, around the world, to encourage them to be more proactive.” G20 finance ministers and central bank governors said in February they aimed to lift their collective gross domestic product by more than two percentage points over the next five years. In a communique following their meeting in Sydney, the world’s top economies said the “realistic” target could be achieved by increasing investment, lifting employment and enhancing trade. But a report in The Australian Financial Review said modelling showed member countries had committed to reforms that would not go even halfway towards the growth target. Hockey expressed confidence Monday that the reforms could be achieved, particularly given support for the agenda from the economic powerhouses Germany, China, and the United States. “It comes down to the goodwill around the table,” he told The Australian. “There was, in the end, no disagreement in February and in fact our friends in Germany were, by the time of the Washington finance ministers meeting in April, (German Finance Minister) Wolf Schauble was among the most emphatic supporters of the target.” In April, G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs pledged to follow up on reforms but there was little firm action on how to stimulate world growth further. At the time, Hockey said that when the G20 made the commitment to enhance growth in February, “we really meant it. It wasn’t just a rhetorical figure put in the communique for publicity purposes”.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bali to host UNAOC

In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2003 file photo, an oil refinery is seen in the city of Beiji, home to Iraq’s largest oil refinery. Iraq will be foremost in investors’ minds in the coming week as oil price risk has returned to markets, complicating the task for central banks whose policies are beginning to diverge for the first time since the global financial crisis.

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DENPASAR - Bali will host the Sixth Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) which will take place at the Nusa Dua Convention Center, from August 29 to 30, 2014. The Global Forum is aimed fostering crosscultural dialogue and understanding, according to a statement posted on the UNAOC official website.

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Indonesian volunteers pack ballot papers for the upcoming presidential election in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, June 23, 2014. Indonesia will hold its presidential poll on July 9.

Oil price risks put inflation back in focus

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BRUSSELS - Iraq will be foremost in investors’ minds in the coming week as oil price risk has returned to markets, complicating the task for central banks whose policies are beginning to diverge for the first time since the global financial crisis. Oil prices neared nine-month highs late last week, touching $115 a barrel, and the rapid advance of militants in Iraq, the secondlargest OPEC producer, is destabilising oil markets. That has implications for inflation in the United States and Europe, as well as Asia’s export-oriented economies that are large net importers of oil. Investors will be watching a range of data, from German and Japanese consumer prices to first-quarter U.S. GDP, to see how the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank (ECB), the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan respond. “Just as oil prices had become increasingly stable, we reckon the risk for an oil price spike is now the highest since the global crisis,” said Christian Keller, an economist at Barclays. “We think a further price spike of 10 to 15 percent from here is not implausible,” he said. Until now, falling energy prices have partly been responsible for the euro zone’s low

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level of consumer price inflation, which the ECB considers to be in its “danger zone”. A rise in the inflation rate would be welcome but economists and the International Monetary Fund believe the ECB still needs to consider U.S.-style money printing to support the bloc. Euro zone sentiment readings and preliminary purchasing managers’ surveys for June on Monday may give the ECB a sense of how much more help the euro zone economy needs. The recovery from a two-year recession lost pace in April and manufacturing has lost momentum. Germany’s inflation reading on Friday will give a taste of the euro zone-wide reading that is due the following week. “Although higher near-term inflation may reduce the likelihood of more ECB easing in the short term, lower economic growth and core inflation down the line would, in fact, support the case for further policy accommodation at a later date,” Luigi Speranza and

Black campaign increasingly alarming Antara

DENPASAR - Black campaigns ahead of the July 9 presidential election are increasingly alarming and could tarnish democracy, according to one of regional political party leaders, Made Mudarta. “Black campaigns are now at an alarm-

ing level, and therefore, the law enforcers should immediately take firm action against the perpetrators,” Mudarta said on Saturday. He noted that a black campaign did not educate the public to respect the process of democracy that leads Indonesia to a better future.

Therefore, he called on the public to report to the relevant authority any irresponsible parties found engaging in a black campaign. Mudarta said the public should fight against black campaigns on social media because it did not correspond with reality.

Gizem Kara of BNP Paribas said in a note. EU leaders will discuss economic policy at a summit on Thursday and Friday in Brussels. In the United States, investors will be looking to the third and final reading of U.S. first-quarter GDP figures on Wednesday to see if there is a revision of the 1 percent contraction already printed and which followed disappointing March trade figures. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen cited reasons for optimism about the world’s biggest economy last week, including household spending and a better jobs market. Economists generally agree that the effects of unusually bad winter weather will fade later this year. Core U.S. consumer prices have risen 2 percent over the last year. If the inflation rate went much higher, it would put pressure on the Fed to consider moving to raise rates. Britain’s strength There is also talk of additional stimulus in Japan in the coming months. Japan’s annual exports declined for the first time in 15 months in May, hurting the world’s third-biggest economy just as consumption is being crimped by an increase in national sales tax.

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People rallied against black campaign on presidential election. Black campaigns ahead of the July 9 presidential election are increasingly alarming and could tarnish democracy.

The Sixth UNAOC’s Global Forum in Bali will be participated by 114 members of UNAOC’s Group of Friends (GoF), including 11 state leaders who have been invited by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The 11 state leaders who have been invited are from Spain, Turkey, Brazil, Qatar, Austria, Myanmar, The People’s Republic of China, India, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, and South Africa. The meeting will bring together political leaders, representatives from 25 international organizations, 100 members of international youth delegations, and the media. Carrying the theme “Unity in Diversity: Celebrating Diversity for Common and Shared Values”, the Forum will focus on strategic and practical measures that generate and sustain common values and a shared sense of responsibility among all stakeholders, partners and constituencies toward the realization of the mandate and objectives of the Alliance. The theme is based on Indonesia’s national motto of “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” or “Unity in Diversity”. The motto reflects the outlook of Indonesia’s Founding Fathers which embraces the wealth of Indonesia’s cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity. The UNAOC was first initiated by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on July 14, 2005, and co-sponsored by former Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The initiative seeks to galvanize international action against extremism through the forging of international, interculttural and inter-religious dialogue and cooperation. The first UNAOC’s Global Forum took place in Madrid, Spain, in 2008, and was held through a common consideration in condemning extremist actions, such as bomb attacks in Bali, Madrid, Egypt, Istanbul, and London.


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EU sanctions 12 Syrian ministers for rights abuses

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BRUSSELS — The European Union says it is placing sanctions on 12 ministers of the Syrian government because of their responsibility “for serious human rights violations.” The EU said Monday they will be banned from traveling to the 28-nation bloc and will see any assets held there frozen. The targeting of Cabinet ministers appears to reflect the increasing frustration with the political stalemate in Syria following President Bashar Assad’s re-election this month despite the country’s three-year civil war. The ministers’ names were not released pending their publication in the EU’s legal journal Tuesday. The new measures bring the number of Syrian officials subject to EU sanctions to 191. In addition, there are sanctions against 53 Syrian entities linked by the EU to Assad’s repressive policies, including the central bank.

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Sri Lankan police officers walk past a burnt shop in Aluthgama, town, 50 kilometers (31.25 miles) south of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, June 16, 2014.

Sri Lankan police ban rallies inciting hatred

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan police announced Sunday that they will not allow rallies or marches inciting religious and communal hatred in the future, a week after Buddhist mobs attacked minority Muslims in deadly violence that was condemned by the international community. Last Sunday, a mob led by the group Bodu Bala Sena, or Buddhist Power Force, which rails against the country’s Muslim minority, hurled gasoline bombs and looted Muslim homes and businesses in Kaluatara district, south of the capital, Colombo. The attacks killed three people and injured more than 50. The violence erupted after a rally by Bodu Bala Sena. Video clips show the group’s general secretary, the Rev. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, telling the crowd that Muslim-owned shops were in danger. Gnanasara later told reporters that the Buddhists were angry over an alleged attack on the driver of a Buddhist monk. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said that religious rallies or processions will be permitted, but not those inciting communal or religious hatred. Bodu Bala Sena has been gaining followers and is believed to enjoy state support. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s powerful defense secretary and the president’s brother, once made a public appearance supporting the group’s cause. Sri Lanka is still deeply scarred by its 1983-2009 civil

war between the Buddhist Sinhalese majority and ethnic Tamil rebels, who are largely Hindu, but Buddhist-Muslim violence has been relatively rare. The United Nations, European Union and the United States have expressed concern about the violence and have urged the government to protect religious minorities. On Sunday, a group of Buddhist and Muslim religious leaders urged the government to identify and punish the perpetrators of last week’s violence and to take measures to prevent similar violence in the future. “We urge the government not to allow any religious extremist group to operate and cause violence in the country,” Buddhist monk Galagama Dhammaransi t old reporters in Colombo. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has promised an

impartial investigation into last week’s attacks and the arrest of those responsible “irrespective of race or religious differences.” He has also asked officials to provide compensation to the affected families and to repair damaged property. Earlier, the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka — an umbrella organization of Muslim groups — had called upon Rajapaksa to investigate extremist groups and ban those who have been carrying out a campaign of hate, intimidation and violence against religious minorities. Rohana said police have deployed 15 more teams to speed up the investigation and bring those responsible to justice. Earlier, five police teams were probing the violence and 35 people have been detained in connection with the investigation.

Marathon bombings suspects’ friends due in court Associated Press

BOSTON — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev plans to ask a judge to release him on bail while he awaits trial on charges of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Khairullozhon Matanov is due in federal court Monday for a detention hearing. Matanov is accused of deleting computer files and lying to investigators in the Marathon bombing probe. Prosecutors said Matanov had dinner with both suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother, Dzhokhar, hours after the April 15, 2013, bombings. He is not charged with participating in the bombings or knowing about them in advance. Three people were killed and 260 were hurt when two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the race. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police several days later. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and is awaiting a November trial. Matanov, 23, of Quincy, initially waived his right to seek release on bail. His lawyer, Edward Hayden, said then that Matanov, who came to the United States from Kyrgyzstan in 2010, has no family here, lost his job as a cab driver after he was indicted and has nowhere to go if he were released. Hayden did not return calls seeking comment Friday on the upcoming detention hearing. During a court hearing this month, prosecutors argued that Matanov had shown a “pattern of deceit” that included using false names to send money overseas. His lawyer said Matanov sent most of the money to his family and sometimes used false names because he was uncomfortable sending all the money in his own name.

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INDONESIA Indonesia capable of building best ships

Antara

SURABAYA - Indonesia is known for building the best ships, which have been ordered by many countries, claimed Transportation Ministry’s Sea Transportation Director General Bobby R. Mamahit. “Indonesian ship builders are now able to compete with the ship builders of other countries,” Mamahit stated during a workshop on transportation on Monday. Mamahit noted that in Indonesia, some 260 companies are operating in the shipyard industry and are now building new ships with a loading capacity of 900

thousand DWT. According to him, the shipyard industry in Indonesia is now spread across several areas, including Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Batam Islands. “Ships play an important role in connecting one island to another as Indonesia is a maritime country with five major islands of Sumatra,

Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Papua, and more than 17 thousand other smaller islands,” Mamahit emphasized. There is a large potential for the national shipyard industry in Indonesia, but Mamahit believes that the competitiveness needs to be improved, in addition to support from national technology.

Jokowi supports independent Palestine Antara

JAKARTA - Presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s support for independent Palestine as a sovereign nation and a member of the United Nations reflects his free and active foreign policy, stated his success team’s spokesman Hasto Kristiyanto. Speaking to newsmen after the presidential debate between presidential aspirants Prabowo Subianto and Jokowi on Sunday evening, Kristiyanto noted that Jokowi’s stance on an independent Palestinian state was based on the preamble of the 1945 Constitution and the history. “Support for Palestine is also

based on historical awareness, as it was the only country participating in the Asian-African Conference whose right as an independent state has not yet been recognized till this day,” he pointed out. But, Kristiyanto expressed regret that the issue of Palestine as an independent state was not mentioned by Prabowo Subianto, who was supported by the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), which strongly supported the independence of the country. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) deputy secretary general pointed out that Jokowi’s free and active foreign policy was in line with the principles of humanity in Indonesia.

“Jokowi really understands the spirit of Dasa Sila Bandung, a legacy of the founding fathers and has a strong commitment to whip up Indonesian leadership at the international forum,” Kristiyanto emphasized. During the presidential debate, Jokowi reiterated that along with his running mate, Jusuf Kalla, they have a commitment to support the independent state of Palestine and its permanent membership of the United Nations. “Jusuf Kalla and I have a commitment to fully support Palestine as an independent and sovereign state and its membership of the United Nations,” Jokowi noted.

Asita... From page 1 “So, we are not only targeting the UK alone, but also the whole country coalescing into the UK,” he said. He explained that the UK market was a huge potential for Indonesia because there were about 350,000 passengers per year from Europe to Indonesia. “The interest of travelers in the UK and Australia to visit Indonesia is very large,” he said. However, he said the obstacle faced was that when they traveled to Indonesia, they had to stop in another country and then resumed the flight to Jakarta. “Now, with the direct flight from London to Jakarta and vice versa, we have confidence to boost the number of travelers coming to Indonesia,” he said. (kmb27)

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Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, right, delivers his speech as candidate Prabowo Subianto, left, listens during a televised debate in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Indonesia is scheduled to hold its presidential election on July 9.

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Garuda Indonesia has officially reinstated its Jakarta-Haneda service to meet market demand and broaden its flight network, according to Garuda President Director Emirsyah Satar (left).

Garuda reinstates Jakarta-Haneda direct service

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JAKARTA - Garuda Indonesia has officially reinstated its Jakarta-Haneda service to meet market demand and broaden its flight network, according to Garuda President Director Emirsyah Satar. The Garuda president director and Japan’s Ambassador to Indonesia Yoshinori Katori officiated the start of Jakarta-Haneda service at Gate E2 Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on June 15, 2014. The Jakarta - Haneda daily flight schedule departs from Jakarta at 13.05 (Local Time) and arrives in Haneda at 22.35 (Local Time). On the return flight, GA 875 departs from Haneda at 00.30 (Local Time) and arrives in Jakarta at 06.00 WIB. To serve the Jakarta-Haneda direct service, Garuda Indonesia operates the newest Airbus A330-300 series that features a two class layout; business class with a seat capacity of 36 passengers and economy class for 215 passengers. Emirsyah Satar said that the reinstatement of the Jakarta - Haneda service is part of Garuda Indonesia’s strategic effort to broaden its services to Japan and beyond. “The service allows Garuda Indonesia passengers to continue their journey to other cities in Japan with connecting ANA flights, or eventually to the United States with code-share Delta Air Lines flights,” said Emir “Japan is very important to Garuda Indonesia and the people of Japan have always been a potential market. For more than 50 years, Garuda Indonesia has shown its support towards the diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Japan - especially in increasing economic, tourism and social activities between the two countries,” added Emirsyah Satar. With the opening of the Jakarta - Haneda direct service, Garuda Indonesia currently serves 39 weekly flights to Japan, including the Jakarta - Osaka (Kansai), Denpasar - Osaka (Kansai), Jakarta - Tokyo (Narita), Denpasar - Tokyo (Narita), Denpasar - Tokyo (Haneda), and Jakarta - Tokyo (Haneda). Through the code-share agreement with All Nippon Airways, Garuda Indonesia passengers will be able to fly with ANA to various large cities in Japan, such as Fukuoka, Saporro and Okinawa. In addition, the opening of the Jakarta - Haneda service will offer Garuda Indonesia passengers the choice to continue their journey to Los Angeles and Seattle with Garuda Indonesia and Delta Airlines code-sharing flights. The launching of the Jakarta - Haneda direct service is part of the airline’s “network” expansion program, especially in the international sector, following Garuda Indonesia’s official entry into the “SkyTeam” global alliance. As a SkyTeam member, Garuda Indonesia can now expand its service network to 1,064 destination cities in 178 countries that are served by SkyTeam member airlines, which constitutes more than 90 percent of the world’s air traffic, with up to 15 thousand flights per day. In line with Garuda Indonesia’s continuous expansion through the airline’s “Quantum Leap 2011-2015” long-term program, in 2014, Garuda Indonesia plans to purchase as many as 27 new airplanes, consisting of two (2) B777-300, four (4) A330, twelve (12) B738, three (3) CRJ, and six (6) ATR 72-600.


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Returning hero Murray ready for business as usual

Nungnung Waterfalls

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MANGUPURA - Nungnung waterfalls have increased in popularity for French and German visitors to Bali. The waterfalls are located near the village of Plaga in the area of Petang, Northern Badung, The way down to the source of the water is about 50 meters and used to be very difficult and steep. But now it can be easily reached through hundreds of concrete stairs. The idea to build these stairs was initiated by the people who live in the neighborhood in cooperation with the government. It takes about 60 minutes (40 km) from Denpasar to get to the location of the waterfalls by bus. Walking up and down the stairs is not as tiring as it sounds, thanks to the cool air in the mountain which makes the body fresh, as does the surrounding panorama. While having a rest we can breathe the fresh air and enjoy the beautiful scenery, which soon drives away all feelings of fatigue. Not far from the waterfalls, visitors can see the process of making wooden statues in Banjar Kerta, and in Banjar Sekarmukti, Plaga. They can observe traditional and modern painters in Banjar Batulantang or gold and silver handicraft artists and songket weavers in Carangsari Village. If visitors want to take a rest or spend a night, they can make use of the bungalows in the village of Plaga. The weather in Plaga village is cold, It is geographically similar to Kintamani and Bedugul since the village is located next to the two resorts, which have been famous for a lot longer. Food, drink and bathing are not a problem in the Plaga bungalows since everything is available, Alter having a rest visitors may continue the trip from Plaga village to Kintamani in the east or Bedugul in the west.

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LONDON - Wimbledon welcomes back a British men’s singles champion for the first time in 78 years on Monday but Andy Murray says he will allow himself only a brief moment to milk the adulation before getting down to business. Not since Fred Perry’s return as defending champion in 1936, when he went on to win retain the title in his last appearance at the tournament, has the All England Club been able to celebrate the achievements of a home favourite on the opening day of the championships.

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After his momentous defeat of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on the final Sunday last July, Murray has the honour of opening proceedings on Centre Court against Belgium David Goffin in what he hopes will be the first step to retaining his title. “I think tomorrow, I need to enjoy that moment when I walk back on the court,” the world number five, told reporters. “But as soon as I start playing the match it’s about trying to win. I enjoy winning. That’s it. I mean I don’t really want to go out on the court tomorrow and enjoy playing and then lose. “It’s time when I get on the court to start concentrating, not think about last year. Concentrate on this year’s tournament, and that’s it.” The 27-year-old Scot has made Centre Court his home in recent years. Since losing to Roger Federer in the 2012 men’s singles final he has been unbeatable on the hallowed turf, a run that has included an Olympic gold and a Wimbledon title. Not since 2008 has Murray failed to reach the semi-finals at his home

slam, with the vast majority of those victories coming on Centre Court. Despite having withstood the huge pressure placed on his shoulders last year, however, Murray says there will still be plenty of butterflies in his stomach on Monday. “I feel kind of similar,” he said. “I feel nervous, which is good. I like that. I don’t feel that different to last year. “I think if you win a tournament like this, I feel like you get the benefits, you feel the benefits later in the tournament because you know what it takes and you know how to handle the latter stages of a tournament like this. “But I think, always when you come back to a Grand Slam, there’s always nerves and pressure there before you start the event.” Since that landmark win against Djokovic, not everything has gone to plan for Murray. Back surgery ended his 2013 season after the U.S. Open and despite recovering well he has not found the same levels of consistency. He has also parted ways with coach Ivan Lendl, under

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Andy Murray of Britain returns the ball during a training session ahead of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London June 22, 2014.

whose guidance he became a twotimes grand slam champion. He has only played two competitive matches on grass this year, losing to veteran Radek Stepanek in the third round of the Queen’s club warm-up event - his first tournament with new coach Amelie Mauresmo watching on.

There is no sense of anxiety though from the Scot. “This has been my most consistent tournament throughout my career,” Murray said. “I’d always played pretty good tennis here.” “Last year, the final was definitely the most pressure I’d felt in all the years I’d played here.

“But I believe if I play my best tennis, I’ll give myself a chance of doing well here, you know, putting myself in a position to win the tournament. “But you can’t start off slowly in these tournaments. You need to try and be on it from the first match. I’ll be ready for tomorrow.”

Bottas says Williams finally showed potential

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Winner Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany celebraates on the podium between second placed team mate Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (L) and third placed Williams Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland (R) after the Austrian F1 Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg June 22, 2014.

Valtteri Bottas celebrated his “best ever weekend” after securing his first Formula 1 podium at the Austrian Grand Prix. The Finn emerged as the strongest of the Williams drivers in the race, despite team-mate Felipe Massa having started from pole position. In the end, Bottas was unable to fight for victory with Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, but he felt the team had finally maximised its potential after several missed opportunities in previous races. “I think overall it was my best ever weekend,” Bottas, who started from second, said. “I’m really happy for us as a team. We were really strong the whole weekend. “It’s down to the hard work. We are making progress, getting closer to the positions where we belong.

“It’s nice to have a clean race and good points for the team. There has been talk about maximising what we had and today we showed what we can do.” Although Williams seemed to lose out to Mercedes in terms of race strategy, Bottas admitted his team knew it would be very hard to win. “It is a difficult one. We need to work out if there’s anything we could have done better,” said Bottas when asked if he could have won the race with a different strategy. “We need to analyse, so it is difficult to say. For the moment I am happy with what we did as a team, but we always aim for better. “From the data in practice we knew it would be difficult. We really nailed it yesterday so we knew maybe Sunday would be difficult but actually it was a bit better than expected.”


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Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to a play during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014.

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Associated Press Writer

MANAUS, Brazil — Portugal still has a chance to advance at the World Cup, albeit a really small chance. But as Cristiano Ronaldo proved again on Sunday, anything can happen when the world player of the year is on the field. The Portuguese earned their first point at this year’s World Cup with a 2-2 draw against the United States on a hot and steamy night at the Arena da Amazonia. And as the players appeared to wilt in the stifling heat, it was Ronaldo that sent in a perfect cross for Varela to head past United States goalkeeper Tim Howard in the final seconds of the match. “It’s a respectable result,”

Portugal coach Paulo Bento said, perhaps understating how much his team needed to avoid a loss. “We know our position is quite difficult now.” Portugal lost big in the opening match, falling to Germany 4-0, and was seconds away from immediate elimination on Sunday. But now with one point, the team still has an outside chance of beating Ghana on Thursday in

Brasilia by a big enough margin to overcome a poor goal differential and advance. However, if the United States and Germany, both with four points, draw in Recife at the same time, Portugal will be out. “We’re depending on third parties. We’re depending on results of other teams,” Bento said. “There’s a high difference in goals, but that’s the only hope

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

we have so we have to play. We have to continue and try to do our best.” Portugal looked good at the start against the Americans, and Nani gave them the lead in the fifth minute. But as the match wore on, the Portuguese looked to be struggling with the high heat and humidity of the Amazon rainforest. Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina called for a cooling break in the 39th minute, the first such decision to be taken at the World Cup. But it was the Americans who emerged from halftime looking fresh, getting goals from Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey,

the latter in the 81st minute. Portugal never gave up. “In terms of opportunities, we could have had more goals,” Bento said. “We never lost control of the match.” Ronaldo played for second time at this World Cup despite a left knee injury, and again lasted the full 90 minutes. However, Portugal had four starters from the previous match out with either injury or through suspension. “There didn’t seem to be any problem with Cristiano Ronaldo,” Bento said. “What happened during the game has something to do with our other players.”

Algeria’s Aissa Mandi celebrates after Algeria’s 4-2 victory over South Korea during the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Algeria at the Estadio BeiraRio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Teams in bold qualified for knockout stage

GROUP G

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - They might want to change Porto Alegre’s name to Porto Algeria after the Desert Foxes’ 4-2 victory over South Korea in the southern Brazilian city on Sunday. Algeria’s four goals ended a 32-year wait for a World Cup win and shot them into contention for a last 16 place for the first time in four tournaments. The Beira Rio stadium echoed to the chants of “1-2-3, Vive Algerie” after the final whistle from Algeria’s vociferous green and white clad fans. Wily coach Vahid Halilhodzic masterminded an impressive performance, making five changes to the side that were unlucky to lose their opening Group H game against Belgium. “I took into account how Korea played, I wanted some fresh players, players who wanted revenge, who could worry the Korean team and make it difficult for them,” he told a news conference. “We had to dare but after each match we will get better and better and this victory after 32 years will do a lot for us. We are in high spirits,” he said. The tremendous match - in which South Korea threatened to make a late comeback after a poor first-half - also fired up a group which until now had been spared the drama and thrills seen elsewhere in Brazil. The team had played to its strengths, working in depth and counter-attacking, Halilhodzic said. “We played an almost perfect first period. We were playing very well, very effectively, then it went down a little bit, maybe it was psychological, maybe physical, but this was a feat today.” He conceded that Algeria sagged somewhat in the second half, allowing Korea to claw back a goal when three down, then a second after Algeria has grabbed a fourth. “The Koreans were well organised, ready to run. Kim (Young-gwon) caused us problems but we were ready for that. We chose tactics that gave them problems. The fourth goal was a textbook goal. All the Brazilians must have been delighted by that.” Yacine Brahimi’s 62nd-minute goal also set a record, making Algeria the highest-scoring African side in a single World Cup match. Remarkably, until they scored against Belgium last week, Algeria had not netted a World Cup goal for 28 years. Algeria’s fate is now in their own hands. A victory over Russia would see them through and a draw might be sufficient, depending on the result between Belgium and South Korea. “Russia - we’ll see - Russia is the favourite team but we have to fight and we have to be daring and we have to be ready to suffer. It will be complicated, but it is possible.”

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AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

Germany U.S.A. Ghana Portugal

GROUP H

Belgium Algeria Russia S. Korea

P 2 2 2 2

P 2 2 2 2

GROUP A

GD Pts 2 6 1 3 -1 1 -2 1

Brazil Mexico Croatia Cameroon

GD Pts 4 4 1 4 -1 1 -4 1

June 1G 30

2F June 30

World Cup standings

GROUP E

1C June 28

1H

GD Pts 2 6 1 4 -1 1 -2 0

France Ecuador Switzerland Honduras

July 4

GD Pts 5 6 4 6 -3 0 -6 0

Teams in gray eliminated

FINAL July 13

2A

2G P 2 2 2 2

July 8

2D

July 1

GROUP F

July 4

2B

1E

Group standings after Sunday’s matches.

Argentina Nigeria Iran Bosnia

28

GD Pts 2 4 1 4 2 3 -5 0

GROUP B P Netherlands 2 Chile 2 Australia 2 Spain 2

1A June

2H

P 2 2 2 2

July 5

1F

P 2 2 2 2

July 1

July 9

2E

July 5

June 1D 29

June 29

1B

GROUP C

Colombia Ivory Coast Japan Greece

2C

GROUP D

GD Pts 6 6 0 3 -2 3 -4 0

Costa Rica Italy Uruguay England

P 2 2 2 2

P 2 2 2 2

GD Pts 4 6 0 3 -1 1 -3 1

GD Pts 3 6 0 3 1 3 -2 0

Source: FIFA F. Chan, 23/06/2014

Greece, Ivory Coast hope for third time lucky Reuters

FORTALEZA - Greece and Ivory Coast are both appearing at their third World Cup and neither has ever reached the second round, but that could change on Tuesday when they meet for the first time in their final Group C clash. The Ivorians have the better chance of going through, having taken three points from Japan in their opening match. Victory over the Greeks will put them into the last 16 and even a draw might be enough. Greece have no such luxury. Having taken just a point from their first two matches they have to win, and even then they might lose out to the Japanese on goal difference. The former European champions have an abysmal record at the World Cup. In their eight matches to date they have conceded 18 goals and scored just twice. Their only victory was a 2-1 win over Nigeria in South

Africa four years ago. Here in Brazil, their usually solid defence let them down in a 3-0 defeat by Colombia in their opener, and they were slightly lucky to scrape a goalless draw against Japan. Their captain and influential midfielder Kostas Katsouranis was sent off in that match and will miss Tuesday’s clash at Fortaleza’s Castelao arena. Coach Fernando Santos has to decide whether to replace him with 37-year-old Giorgos Karagounis, the only other surviving member of Greece’s triumphant Euro 2004 squad, or opt for a younger alternative like Andreas Samaris. The Ivorians have a better World Cup pedigree than Greece but not by much. They recorded wins over Serbia in 2006 and North Korea four years ago and kicked off their campaign in Brazil with a 2-1 victory over Japan. Striker Didier Ya Konan played in that match but missed the Elephants’ subsequent 2-1 loss to Colombia with a knee injury. Coach

Sabri Lamouchi is hoping he will be fit again in time to face the Greeks. Lamouchi has to decide whether to give in to popular demand and field ageing but inspirational striker Didier Drogba from the outset or leave him on the bench and use him as a substitute as he did in Ivory Coast’s opening two matches. The powerful frontman played a pivotal role in his side’s gusty fightback from a goal down against the Japanese but was less effective against the Colombians. This will be the first match for Ivory Coast’s Toure brothers, Yaya and Kolo, since they heard of the death last week of their younger sibling Ibrahim, aged just 28.Ibrahim, who was also a professional footballer, died in hospital in England, where Yaya and Kolo both play. The siblings have confirmed they will stay on at the World Cup despite their brother ’s death.


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After the goalrush, Algerian delight

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to a play during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014.

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Associated Press Writer

MANAUS, Brazil — Portugal still has a chance to advance at the World Cup, albeit a really small chance. But as Cristiano Ronaldo proved again on Sunday, anything can happen when the world player of the year is on the field. The Portuguese earned their first point at this year’s World Cup with a 2-2 draw against the United States on a hot and steamy night at the Arena da Amazonia. And as the players appeared to wilt in the stifling heat, it was Ronaldo that sent in a perfect cross for Varela to head past United States goalkeeper Tim Howard in the final seconds of the match. “It’s a respectable result,”

Portugal coach Paulo Bento said, perhaps understating how much his team needed to avoid a loss. “We know our position is quite difficult now.” Portugal lost big in the opening match, falling to Germany 4-0, and was seconds away from immediate elimination on Sunday. But now with one point, the team still has an outside chance of beating Ghana on Thursday in

Brasilia by a big enough margin to overcome a poor goal differential and advance. However, if the United States and Germany, both with four points, draw in Recife at the same time, Portugal will be out. “We’re depending on third parties. We’re depending on results of other teams,” Bento said. “There’s a high difference in goals, but that’s the only hope

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

we have so we have to play. We have to continue and try to do our best.” Portugal looked good at the start against the Americans, and Nani gave them the lead in the fifth minute. But as the match wore on, the Portuguese looked to be struggling with the high heat and humidity of the Amazon rainforest. Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina called for a cooling break in the 39th minute, the first such decision to be taken at the World Cup. But it was the Americans who emerged from halftime looking fresh, getting goals from Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey,

the latter in the 81st minute. Portugal never gave up. “In terms of opportunities, we could have had more goals,” Bento said. “We never lost control of the match.” Ronaldo played for second time at this World Cup despite a left knee injury, and again lasted the full 90 minutes. However, Portugal had four starters from the previous match out with either injury or through suspension. “There didn’t seem to be any problem with Cristiano Ronaldo,” Bento said. “What happened during the game has something to do with our other players.”

Algeria’s Aissa Mandi celebrates after Algeria’s 4-2 victory over South Korea during the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Algeria at the Estadio BeiraRio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Teams in bold qualified for knockout stage

GROUP G

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - They might want to change Porto Alegre’s name to Porto Algeria after the Desert Foxes’ 4-2 victory over South Korea in the southern Brazilian city on Sunday. Algeria’s four goals ended a 32-year wait for a World Cup win and shot them into contention for a last 16 place for the first time in four tournaments. The Beira Rio stadium echoed to the chants of “1-2-3, Vive Algerie” after the final whistle from Algeria’s vociferous green and white clad fans. Wily coach Vahid Halilhodzic masterminded an impressive performance, making five changes to the side that were unlucky to lose their opening Group H game against Belgium. “I took into account how Korea played, I wanted some fresh players, players who wanted revenge, who could worry the Korean team and make it difficult for them,” he told a news conference. “We had to dare but after each match we will get better and better and this victory after 32 years will do a lot for us. We are in high spirits,” he said. The tremendous match - in which South Korea threatened to make a late comeback after a poor first-half - also fired up a group which until now had been spared the drama and thrills seen elsewhere in Brazil. The team had played to its strengths, working in depth and counter-attacking, Halilhodzic said. “We played an almost perfect first period. We were playing very well, very effectively, then it went down a little bit, maybe it was psychological, maybe physical, but this was a feat today.” He conceded that Algeria sagged somewhat in the second half, allowing Korea to claw back a goal when three down, then a second after Algeria has grabbed a fourth. “The Koreans were well organised, ready to run. Kim (Young-gwon) caused us problems but we were ready for that. We chose tactics that gave them problems. The fourth goal was a textbook goal. All the Brazilians must have been delighted by that.” Yacine Brahimi’s 62nd-minute goal also set a record, making Algeria the highest-scoring African side in a single World Cup match. Remarkably, until they scored against Belgium last week, Algeria had not netted a World Cup goal for 28 years. Algeria’s fate is now in their own hands. A victory over Russia would see them through and a draw might be sufficient, depending on the result between Belgium and South Korea. “Russia - we’ll see - Russia is the favourite team but we have to fight and we have to be daring and we have to be ready to suffer. It will be complicated, but it is possible.”

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AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

Germany U.S.A. Ghana Portugal

GROUP H

Belgium Algeria Russia S. Korea

P 2 2 2 2

P 2 2 2 2

GROUP A

GD Pts 2 6 1 3 -1 1 -2 1

Brazil Mexico Croatia Cameroon

GD Pts 4 4 1 4 -1 1 -4 1

June 1G 30

2F June 30

World Cup standings

GROUP E

1C June 28

1H

GD Pts 2 6 1 4 -1 1 -2 0

France Ecuador Switzerland Honduras

July 4

GD Pts 5 6 4 6 -3 0 -6 0

Teams in gray eliminated

FINAL July 13

2A

2G P 2 2 2 2

July 8

2D

July 1

GROUP F

July 4

2B

1E

Group standings after Sunday’s matches.

Argentina Nigeria Iran Bosnia

28

GD Pts 2 4 1 4 2 3 -5 0

GROUP B P Netherlands 2 Chile 2 Australia 2 Spain 2

1A June

2H

P 2 2 2 2

July 5

1F

P 2 2 2 2

July 1

July 9

2E

July 5

June 1D 29

June 29

1B

GROUP C

Colombia Ivory Coast Japan Greece

2C

GROUP D

GD Pts 6 6 0 3 -2 3 -4 0

Costa Rica Italy Uruguay England

P 2 2 2 2

P 2 2 2 2

GD Pts 4 6 0 3 -1 1 -3 1

GD Pts 3 6 0 3 1 3 -2 0

Source: FIFA F. Chan, 23/06/2014

Greece, Ivory Coast hope for third time lucky Reuters

FORTALEZA - Greece and Ivory Coast are both appearing at their third World Cup and neither has ever reached the second round, but that could change on Tuesday when they meet for the first time in their final Group C clash. The Ivorians have the better chance of going through, having taken three points from Japan in their opening match. Victory over the Greeks will put them into the last 16 and even a draw might be enough. Greece have no such luxury. Having taken just a point from their first two matches they have to win, and even then they might lose out to the Japanese on goal difference. The former European champions have an abysmal record at the World Cup. In their eight matches to date they have conceded 18 goals and scored just twice. Their only victory was a 2-1 win over Nigeria in South

Africa four years ago. Here in Brazil, their usually solid defence let them down in a 3-0 defeat by Colombia in their opener, and they were slightly lucky to scrape a goalless draw against Japan. Their captain and influential midfielder Kostas Katsouranis was sent off in that match and will miss Tuesday’s clash at Fortaleza’s Castelao arena. Coach Fernando Santos has to decide whether to replace him with 37-year-old Giorgos Karagounis, the only other surviving member of Greece’s triumphant Euro 2004 squad, or opt for a younger alternative like Andreas Samaris. The Ivorians have a better World Cup pedigree than Greece but not by much. They recorded wins over Serbia in 2006 and North Korea four years ago and kicked off their campaign in Brazil with a 2-1 victory over Japan. Striker Didier Ya Konan played in that match but missed the Elephants’ subsequent 2-1 loss to Colombia with a knee injury. Coach

Sabri Lamouchi is hoping he will be fit again in time to face the Greeks. Lamouchi has to decide whether to give in to popular demand and field ageing but inspirational striker Didier Drogba from the outset or leave him on the bench and use him as a substitute as he did in Ivory Coast’s opening two matches. The powerful frontman played a pivotal role in his side’s gusty fightback from a goal down against the Japanese but was less effective against the Colombians. This will be the first match for Ivory Coast’s Toure brothers, Yaya and Kolo, since they heard of the death last week of their younger sibling Ibrahim, aged just 28.Ibrahim, who was also a professional footballer, died in hospital in England, where Yaya and Kolo both play. The siblings have confirmed they will stay on at the World Cup despite their brother ’s death.


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Returning hero Murray ready for business as usual

Nungnung Waterfalls

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MANGUPURA - Nungnung waterfalls have increased in popularity for French and German visitors to Bali. The waterfalls are located near the village of Plaga in the area of Petang, Northern Badung, The way down to the source of the water is about 50 meters and used to be very difficult and steep. But now it can be easily reached through hundreds of concrete stairs. The idea to build these stairs was initiated by the people who live in the neighborhood in cooperation with the government. It takes about 60 minutes (40 km) from Denpasar to get to the location of the waterfalls by bus. Walking up and down the stairs is not as tiring as it sounds, thanks to the cool air in the mountain which makes the body fresh, as does the surrounding panorama. While having a rest we can breathe the fresh air and enjoy the beautiful scenery, which soon drives away all feelings of fatigue. Not far from the waterfalls, visitors can see the process of making wooden statues in Banjar Kerta, and in Banjar Sekarmukti, Plaga. They can observe traditional and modern painters in Banjar Batulantang or gold and silver handicraft artists and songket weavers in Carangsari Village. If visitors want to take a rest or spend a night, they can make use of the bungalows in the village of Plaga. The weather in Plaga village is cold, It is geographically similar to Kintamani and Bedugul since the village is located next to the two resorts, which have been famous for a lot longer. Food, drink and bathing are not a problem in the Plaga bungalows since everything is available, Alter having a rest visitors may continue the trip from Plaga village to Kintamani in the east or Bedugul in the west.

Reuters

LONDON - Wimbledon welcomes back a British men’s singles champion for the first time in 78 years on Monday but Andy Murray says he will allow himself only a brief moment to milk the adulation before getting down to business. Not since Fred Perry’s return as defending champion in 1936, when he went on to win retain the title in his last appearance at the tournament, has the All England Club been able to celebrate the achievements of a home favourite on the opening day of the championships.

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After his momentous defeat of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on the final Sunday last July, Murray has the honour of opening proceedings on Centre Court against Belgium David Goffin in what he hopes will be the first step to retaining his title. “I think tomorrow, I need to enjoy that moment when I walk back on the court,” the world number five, told reporters. “But as soon as I start playing the match it’s about trying to win. I enjoy winning. That’s it. I mean I don’t really want to go out on the court tomorrow and enjoy playing and then lose. “It’s time when I get on the court to start concentrating, not think about last year. Concentrate on this year’s tournament, and that’s it.” The 27-year-old Scot has made Centre Court his home in recent years. Since losing to Roger Federer in the 2012 men’s singles final he has been unbeatable on the hallowed turf, a run that has included an Olympic gold and a Wimbledon title. Not since 2008 has Murray failed to reach the semi-finals at his home

slam, with the vast majority of those victories coming on Centre Court. Despite having withstood the huge pressure placed on his shoulders last year, however, Murray says there will still be plenty of butterflies in his stomach on Monday. “I feel kind of similar,” he said. “I feel nervous, which is good. I like that. I don’t feel that different to last year. “I think if you win a tournament like this, I feel like you get the benefits, you feel the benefits later in the tournament because you know what it takes and you know how to handle the latter stages of a tournament like this. “But I think, always when you come back to a Grand Slam, there’s always nerves and pressure there before you start the event.” Since that landmark win against Djokovic, not everything has gone to plan for Murray. Back surgery ended his 2013 season after the U.S. Open and despite recovering well he has not found the same levels of consistency. He has also parted ways with coach Ivan Lendl, under

REUTERS/Toby Melville

Andy Murray of Britain returns the ball during a training session ahead of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London June 22, 2014.

whose guidance he became a twotimes grand slam champion. He has only played two competitive matches on grass this year, losing to veteran Radek Stepanek in the third round of the Queen’s club warm-up event - his first tournament with new coach Amelie Mauresmo watching on.

There is no sense of anxiety though from the Scot. “This has been my most consistent tournament throughout my career,” Murray said. “I’d always played pretty good tennis here.” “Last year, the final was definitely the most pressure I’d felt in all the years I’d played here.

“But I believe if I play my best tennis, I’ll give myself a chance of doing well here, you know, putting myself in a position to win the tournament. “But you can’t start off slowly in these tournaments. You need to try and be on it from the first match. I’ll be ready for tomorrow.”

Bottas says Williams finally showed potential

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Winner Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany celebraates on the podium between second placed team mate Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (L) and third placed Williams Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland (R) after the Austrian F1 Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg June 22, 2014.

Valtteri Bottas celebrated his “best ever weekend” after securing his first Formula 1 podium at the Austrian Grand Prix. The Finn emerged as the strongest of the Williams drivers in the race, despite team-mate Felipe Massa having started from pole position. In the end, Bottas was unable to fight for victory with Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, but he felt the team had finally maximised its potential after several missed opportunities in previous races. “I think overall it was my best ever weekend,” Bottas, who started from second, said. “I’m really happy for us as a team. We were really strong the whole weekend. “It’s down to the hard work. We are making progress, getting closer to the positions where we belong.

“It’s nice to have a clean race and good points for the team. There has been talk about maximising what we had and today we showed what we can do.” Although Williams seemed to lose out to Mercedes in terms of race strategy, Bottas admitted his team knew it would be very hard to win. “It is a difficult one. We need to work out if there’s anything we could have done better,” said Bottas when asked if he could have won the race with a different strategy. “We need to analyse, so it is difficult to say. For the moment I am happy with what we did as a team, but we always aim for better. “From the data in practice we knew it would be difficult. We really nailed it yesterday so we knew maybe Sunday would be difficult but actually it was a bit better than expected.”


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EU sanctions 12 Syrian ministers for rights abuses

Associated Press

BRUSSELS — The European Union says it is placing sanctions on 12 ministers of the Syrian government because of their responsibility “for serious human rights violations.” The EU said Monday they will be banned from traveling to the 28-nation bloc and will see any assets held there frozen. The targeting of Cabinet ministers appears to reflect the increasing frustration with the political stalemate in Syria following President Bashar Assad’s re-election this month despite the country’s three-year civil war. The ministers’ names were not released pending their publication in the EU’s legal journal Tuesday. The new measures bring the number of Syrian officials subject to EU sanctions to 191. In addition, there are sanctions against 53 Syrian entities linked by the EU to Assad’s repressive policies, including the central bank.

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Sri Lankan police officers walk past a burnt shop in Aluthgama, town, 50 kilometers (31.25 miles) south of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, June 16, 2014.

Sri Lankan police ban rallies inciting hatred

Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan police announced Sunday that they will not allow rallies or marches inciting religious and communal hatred in the future, a week after Buddhist mobs attacked minority Muslims in deadly violence that was condemned by the international community. Last Sunday, a mob led by the group Bodu Bala Sena, or Buddhist Power Force, which rails against the country’s Muslim minority, hurled gasoline bombs and looted Muslim homes and businesses in Kaluatara district, south of the capital, Colombo. The attacks killed three people and injured more than 50. The violence erupted after a rally by Bodu Bala Sena. Video clips show the group’s general secretary, the Rev. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, telling the crowd that Muslim-owned shops were in danger. Gnanasara later told reporters that the Buddhists were angry over an alleged attack on the driver of a Buddhist monk. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said that religious rallies or processions will be permitted, but not those inciting communal or religious hatred. Bodu Bala Sena has been gaining followers and is believed to enjoy state support. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s powerful defense secretary and the president’s brother, once made a public appearance supporting the group’s cause. Sri Lanka is still deeply scarred by its 1983-2009 civil

war between the Buddhist Sinhalese majority and ethnic Tamil rebels, who are largely Hindu, but Buddhist-Muslim violence has been relatively rare. The United Nations, European Union and the United States have expressed concern about the violence and have urged the government to protect religious minorities. On Sunday, a group of Buddhist and Muslim religious leaders urged the government to identify and punish the perpetrators of last week’s violence and to take measures to prevent similar violence in the future. “We urge the government not to allow any religious extremist group to operate and cause violence in the country,” Buddhist monk Galagama Dhammaransi t old reporters in Colombo. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has promised an

impartial investigation into last week’s attacks and the arrest of those responsible “irrespective of race or religious differences.” He has also asked officials to provide compensation to the affected families and to repair damaged property. Earlier, the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka — an umbrella organization of Muslim groups — had called upon Rajapaksa to investigate extremist groups and ban those who have been carrying out a campaign of hate, intimidation and violence against religious minorities. Rohana said police have deployed 15 more teams to speed up the investigation and bring those responsible to justice. Earlier, five police teams were probing the violence and 35 people have been detained in connection with the investigation.

Marathon bombings suspects’ friends due in court Associated Press

BOSTON — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev plans to ask a judge to release him on bail while he awaits trial on charges of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Khairullozhon Matanov is due in federal court Monday for a detention hearing. Matanov is accused of deleting computer files and lying to investigators in the Marathon bombing probe. Prosecutors said Matanov had dinner with both suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother, Dzhokhar, hours after the April 15, 2013, bombings. He is not charged with participating in the bombings or knowing about them in advance. Three people were killed and 260 were hurt when two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the race. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police several days later. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and is awaiting a November trial. Matanov, 23, of Quincy, initially waived his right to seek release on bail. His lawyer, Edward Hayden, said then that Matanov, who came to the United States from Kyrgyzstan in 2010, has no family here, lost his job as a cab driver after he was indicted and has nowhere to go if he were released. Hayden did not return calls seeking comment Friday on the upcoming detention hearing. During a court hearing this month, prosecutors argued that Matanov had shown a “pattern of deceit” that included using false names to send money overseas. His lawyer said Matanov sent most of the money to his family and sometimes used false names because he was uncomfortable sending all the money in his own name.

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INDONESIA Indonesia capable of building best ships

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SURABAYA - Indonesia is known for building the best ships, which have been ordered by many countries, claimed Transportation Ministry’s Sea Transportation Director General Bobby R. Mamahit. “Indonesian ship builders are now able to compete with the ship builders of other countries,” Mamahit stated during a workshop on transportation on Monday. Mamahit noted that in Indonesia, some 260 companies are operating in the shipyard industry and are now building new ships with a loading capacity of 900

thousand DWT. According to him, the shipyard industry in Indonesia is now spread across several areas, including Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Batam Islands. “Ships play an important role in connecting one island to another as Indonesia is a maritime country with five major islands of Sumatra,

Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Papua, and more than 17 thousand other smaller islands,” Mamahit emphasized. There is a large potential for the national shipyard industry in Indonesia, but Mamahit believes that the competitiveness needs to be improved, in addition to support from national technology.

Jokowi supports independent Palestine Antara

JAKARTA - Presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s support for independent Palestine as a sovereign nation and a member of the United Nations reflects his free and active foreign policy, stated his success team’s spokesman Hasto Kristiyanto. Speaking to newsmen after the presidential debate between presidential aspirants Prabowo Subianto and Jokowi on Sunday evening, Kristiyanto noted that Jokowi’s stance on an independent Palestinian state was based on the preamble of the 1945 Constitution and the history. “Support for Palestine is also

based on historical awareness, as it was the only country participating in the Asian-African Conference whose right as an independent state has not yet been recognized till this day,” he pointed out. But, Kristiyanto expressed regret that the issue of Palestine as an independent state was not mentioned by Prabowo Subianto, who was supported by the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), which strongly supported the independence of the country. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) deputy secretary general pointed out that Jokowi’s free and active foreign policy was in line with the principles of humanity in Indonesia.

“Jokowi really understands the spirit of Dasa Sila Bandung, a legacy of the founding fathers and has a strong commitment to whip up Indonesian leadership at the international forum,” Kristiyanto emphasized. During the presidential debate, Jokowi reiterated that along with his running mate, Jusuf Kalla, they have a commitment to support the independent state of Palestine and its permanent membership of the United Nations. “Jusuf Kalla and I have a commitment to fully support Palestine as an independent and sovereign state and its membership of the United Nations,” Jokowi noted.

Asita... From page 1 “So, we are not only targeting the UK alone, but also the whole country coalescing into the UK,” he said. He explained that the UK market was a huge potential for Indonesia because there were about 350,000 passengers per year from Europe to Indonesia. “The interest of travelers in the UK and Australia to visit Indonesia is very large,” he said. However, he said the obstacle faced was that when they traveled to Indonesia, they had to stop in another country and then resumed the flight to Jakarta. “Now, with the direct flight from London to Jakarta and vice versa, we have confidence to boost the number of travelers coming to Indonesia,” he said. (kmb27)

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Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, right, delivers his speech as candidate Prabowo Subianto, left, listens during a televised debate in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Indonesia is scheduled to hold its presidential election on July 9.

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Garuda Indonesia has officially reinstated its Jakarta-Haneda service to meet market demand and broaden its flight network, according to Garuda President Director Emirsyah Satar (left).

Garuda reinstates Jakarta-Haneda direct service

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JAKARTA - Garuda Indonesia has officially reinstated its Jakarta-Haneda service to meet market demand and broaden its flight network, according to Garuda President Director Emirsyah Satar. The Garuda president director and Japan’s Ambassador to Indonesia Yoshinori Katori officiated the start of Jakarta-Haneda service at Gate E2 Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on June 15, 2014. The Jakarta - Haneda daily flight schedule departs from Jakarta at 13.05 (Local Time) and arrives in Haneda at 22.35 (Local Time). On the return flight, GA 875 departs from Haneda at 00.30 (Local Time) and arrives in Jakarta at 06.00 WIB. To serve the Jakarta-Haneda direct service, Garuda Indonesia operates the newest Airbus A330-300 series that features a two class layout; business class with a seat capacity of 36 passengers and economy class for 215 passengers. Emirsyah Satar said that the reinstatement of the Jakarta - Haneda service is part of Garuda Indonesia’s strategic effort to broaden its services to Japan and beyond. “The service allows Garuda Indonesia passengers to continue their journey to other cities in Japan with connecting ANA flights, or eventually to the United States with code-share Delta Air Lines flights,” said Emir “Japan is very important to Garuda Indonesia and the people of Japan have always been a potential market. For more than 50 years, Garuda Indonesia has shown its support towards the diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Japan - especially in increasing economic, tourism and social activities between the two countries,” added Emirsyah Satar. With the opening of the Jakarta - Haneda direct service, Garuda Indonesia currently serves 39 weekly flights to Japan, including the Jakarta - Osaka (Kansai), Denpasar - Osaka (Kansai), Jakarta - Tokyo (Narita), Denpasar - Tokyo (Narita), Denpasar - Tokyo (Haneda), and Jakarta - Tokyo (Haneda). Through the code-share agreement with All Nippon Airways, Garuda Indonesia passengers will be able to fly with ANA to various large cities in Japan, such as Fukuoka, Saporro and Okinawa. In addition, the opening of the Jakarta - Haneda service will offer Garuda Indonesia passengers the choice to continue their journey to Los Angeles and Seattle with Garuda Indonesia and Delta Airlines code-sharing flights. The launching of the Jakarta - Haneda direct service is part of the airline’s “network” expansion program, especially in the international sector, following Garuda Indonesia’s official entry into the “SkyTeam” global alliance. As a SkyTeam member, Garuda Indonesia can now expand its service network to 1,064 destination cities in 178 countries that are served by SkyTeam member airlines, which constitutes more than 90 percent of the world’s air traffic, with up to 15 thousand flights per day. In line with Garuda Indonesia’s continuous expansion through the airline’s “Quantum Leap 2011-2015” long-term program, in 2014, Garuda Indonesia plans to purchase as many as 27 new airplanes, consisting of two (2) B777-300, four (4) A330, twelve (12) B738, three (3) CRJ, and six (6) ATR 72-600.


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International

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

International

BUSINESS G20 lagging on growth targets Agence France-Presse

SYDNEY - Reforms proposed to lift global growth in line with a target set by the world’s biggest economies earlier this year are so far falling short, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said Monday. In February, the G20 economies vowed to boost global growth by more than US$2 trillion over five years, shifting their focus away from austerity as a fragile recovery takes hold. But as Australia prepares to host the G20 summit in Brisbane in November, Hockey told The Australian newspaper that more work needed to be done. “The submissions are not meeting our ambitious target at the moment and I expect that a number of jurisdictions will improve their effort,” Hockey told the broadsheet. “I’ll be speaking to individual finance ministers over the next few weeks, around the world, to encourage them to be more proactive.” G20 finance ministers and central bank governors said in February they aimed to lift their collective gross domestic product by more than two percentage points over the next five years. In a communique following their meeting in Sydney, the world’s top economies said the “realistic” target could be achieved by increasing investment, lifting employment and enhancing trade. But a report in The Australian Financial Review said modelling showed member countries had committed to reforms that would not go even halfway towards the growth target. Hockey expressed confidence Monday that the reforms could be achieved, particularly given support for the agenda from the economic powerhouses Germany, China, and the United States. “It comes down to the goodwill around the table,” he told The Australian. “There was, in the end, no disagreement in February and in fact our friends in Germany were, by the time of the Washington finance ministers meeting in April, (German Finance Minister) Wolf Schauble was among the most emphatic supporters of the target.” In April, G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs pledged to follow up on reforms but there was little firm action on how to stimulate world growth further. At the time, Hockey said that when the G20 made the commitment to enhance growth in February, “we really meant it. It wasn’t just a rhetorical figure put in the communique for publicity purposes”.

Bali News

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bali to host UNAOC

In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2003 file photo, an oil refinery is seen in the city of Beiji, home to Iraq’s largest oil refinery. Iraq will be foremost in investors’ minds in the coming week as oil price risk has returned to markets, complicating the task for central banks whose policies are beginning to diverge for the first time since the global financial crisis.

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DENPASAR - Bali will host the Sixth Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) which will take place at the Nusa Dua Convention Center, from August 29 to 30, 2014. The Global Forum is aimed fostering crosscultural dialogue and understanding, according to a statement posted on the UNAOC official website.

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Indonesian volunteers pack ballot papers for the upcoming presidential election in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, June 23, 2014. Indonesia will hold its presidential poll on July 9.

Oil price risks put inflation back in focus

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BRUSSELS - Iraq will be foremost in investors’ minds in the coming week as oil price risk has returned to markets, complicating the task for central banks whose policies are beginning to diverge for the first time since the global financial crisis. Oil prices neared nine-month highs late last week, touching $115 a barrel, and the rapid advance of militants in Iraq, the secondlargest OPEC producer, is destabilising oil markets. That has implications for inflation in the United States and Europe, as well as Asia’s export-oriented economies that are large net importers of oil. Investors will be watching a range of data, from German and Japanese consumer prices to first-quarter U.S. GDP, to see how the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank (ECB), the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan respond. “Just as oil prices had become increasingly stable, we reckon the risk for an oil price spike is now the highest since the global crisis,” said Christian Keller, an economist at Barclays. “We think a further price spike of 10 to 15 percent from here is not implausible,” he said. Until now, falling energy prices have partly been responsible for the euro zone’s low

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level of consumer price inflation, which the ECB considers to be in its “danger zone”. A rise in the inflation rate would be welcome but economists and the International Monetary Fund believe the ECB still needs to consider U.S.-style money printing to support the bloc. Euro zone sentiment readings and preliminary purchasing managers’ surveys for June on Monday may give the ECB a sense of how much more help the euro zone economy needs. The recovery from a two-year recession lost pace in April and manufacturing has lost momentum. Germany’s inflation reading on Friday will give a taste of the euro zone-wide reading that is due the following week. “Although higher near-term inflation may reduce the likelihood of more ECB easing in the short term, lower economic growth and core inflation down the line would, in fact, support the case for further policy accommodation at a later date,” Luigi Speranza and

Black campaign increasingly alarming Antara

DENPASAR - Black campaigns ahead of the July 9 presidential election are increasingly alarming and could tarnish democracy, according to one of regional political party leaders, Made Mudarta. “Black campaigns are now at an alarm-

ing level, and therefore, the law enforcers should immediately take firm action against the perpetrators,” Mudarta said on Saturday. He noted that a black campaign did not educate the public to respect the process of democracy that leads Indonesia to a better future.

Therefore, he called on the public to report to the relevant authority any irresponsible parties found engaging in a black campaign. Mudarta said the public should fight against black campaigns on social media because it did not correspond with reality.

Gizem Kara of BNP Paribas said in a note. EU leaders will discuss economic policy at a summit on Thursday and Friday in Brussels. In the United States, investors will be looking to the third and final reading of U.S. first-quarter GDP figures on Wednesday to see if there is a revision of the 1 percent contraction already printed and which followed disappointing March trade figures. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen cited reasons for optimism about the world’s biggest economy last week, including household spending and a better jobs market. Economists generally agree that the effects of unusually bad winter weather will fade later this year. Core U.S. consumer prices have risen 2 percent over the last year. If the inflation rate went much higher, it would put pressure on the Fed to consider moving to raise rates. Britain’s strength There is also talk of additional stimulus in Japan in the coming months. Japan’s annual exports declined for the first time in 15 months in May, hurting the world’s third-biggest economy just as consumption is being crimped by an increase in national sales tax.

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People rallied against black campaign on presidential election. Black campaigns ahead of the July 9 presidential election are increasingly alarming and could tarnish democracy.

The Sixth UNAOC’s Global Forum in Bali will be participated by 114 members of UNAOC’s Group of Friends (GoF), including 11 state leaders who have been invited by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The 11 state leaders who have been invited are from Spain, Turkey, Brazil, Qatar, Austria, Myanmar, The People’s Republic of China, India, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, and South Africa. The meeting will bring together political leaders, representatives from 25 international organizations, 100 members of international youth delegations, and the media. Carrying the theme “Unity in Diversity: Celebrating Diversity for Common and Shared Values”, the Forum will focus on strategic and practical measures that generate and sustain common values and a shared sense of responsibility among all stakeholders, partners and constituencies toward the realization of the mandate and objectives of the Alliance. The theme is based on Indonesia’s national motto of “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” or “Unity in Diversity”. The motto reflects the outlook of Indonesia’s Founding Fathers which embraces the wealth of Indonesia’s cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity. The UNAOC was first initiated by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on July 14, 2005, and co-sponsored by former Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The initiative seeks to galvanize international action against extremism through the forging of international, interculttural and inter-religious dialogue and cooperation. The first UNAOC’s Global Forum took place in Madrid, Spain, in 2008, and was held through a common consideration in condemning extremist actions, such as bomb attacks in Bali, Madrid, Egypt, Istanbul, and London.


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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Swimming pool project relocated to Penimbangan Beach

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EU ministers: Sanctions if Russia won’t cooperate

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SINGARAJA - Construction project of swimming pool until the middle of this year remains unclear. At first, the facility was built on Jalan Pidada, Banyuasri village. Then, the location was moved to the area of Penimbangan Beach, Singaraja. Relocation of the swimming pool project happened because the county government asking the land of swimming pool to be granted was not approved. Provincial government only gave the right to use the land. The Head of Regional Development Planning Board (Bappeda) of Buleleng, Gede Suyasa, when contacted via phone on Sunday (Jun 22) confirmed if the location of swimming pool was relocated to the area of Penimbangan Beach. He said that according to the original plan, the project utilized the land owned by Bali government. In the planning, there were two alternative lands permitted by provincial government, namely the land on Jalan Pidada and the area of Penimbangan Beach. The land on Jalan Pidada was approved with the borrow-and-use pattern, while the county government asking the land to be granted into the asset of county government was rejected. As alternative, Bali government allowed the land on Penimbangan Beach to be used and granted to the county government. With such condition, the county government then decided to select the land on Penimbangan Beach area used for the swimming pool project. “The land on Jalan Pidada has been approved, but could not be granted into the county government asset. Bali government only allows to borrow and utilize the land and the utilization can be extended. Due to huge investment and the land status is only borrow-and-use seems less feasible, so then we use the land on the Penimbangan Beach area,” he said. According to Suyasa, in terms of technical aspects, both options of land utilization were equally good. Even, the swimming pool built at the waterfront was better as it was similar to the pool of hotel or villa facility. In addition, the construction of such sports facilities would add to the rapid development of Penimbangan Beach as a tourist area. “Let’s see the swimming pools of hotel or villa located near the beach. Well, I think the location on Penimbangan Beach is appropriate and it will have an impact on the increase of the development in the area,” he explained. Suyasa added that the land spreading across 0.4 hectares on the Penimbangan Beach was ready for construction. The land was located just north of Cozy Resto. Previously, Bali government lent the land to SMAN 4 Singaraja high school. Then, the waterfront land would be built with a national standard swimming pool. Preparation of the Detailed Engineering Design (DED) had been completed and the county government had allocated a fund for the development worth IDR 3.5 billion. “Now, it’s time for the Buleleng Education Agency to follow up this plan because the land issue has been accomplished, so that the program should be realized,” he affirmed. (kmb38)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Associated Press Writer

BRUSSELS — Several European foreign ministers on Monday threatened further sanctions if Russia fails to cooperate with Ukraine’s proposed peace plan and doesn’t stop the flow of arms and militants across its border into eastern Ukraine. Russia is “conducting a propaganda war with full speed ahead and no signs of them closing the border,” said Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. Armed militants and even tanks

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Kerobokan Prison

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Again, marijuana smuggled to Kerobokan Prison Bali Post

MANGUPURA - High demand for drugs in the Second Class A Prison House of Denpasar (Kerobokan Prison) is proved by the increasing smuggling actions. Recently, the officers secured again a drug trafficking culprit, Raden Mohamad Zein Akasa, 29, Sunday (Jun 22). Even, the culprit living on Jalan Danau Tempe, Gang Pengiasan V/15 Denpasar gave resistance when he was arrested by the officers. Then, the culprit was taken to North Kuta Police with evidence in the form of seven packages of marijuana and a package having been unpacked. Chief of North Kuta Police, Ronny R. Eppang, explained the disclosure originated from the culprit who wanted to visit a prisoner at Kerobokan Prison. But, when his goods were examined by the officers, the man from Palembang was showing resistance. It made the officers more suspicious. “The culprit came around 12:30 a.m. When checked, he even fought back against the officers,” he said. Being suspicious, the officers held the culprit directly. After searching the luggage of the culprit, the suspicion of the

officers was finally proved with the finding of two packs of marijuana wrapped in aluminum foil put in the Citato and Happytos snack. “The marijuana is hidden in the snacks,” he explained. Realizing that his action was known by the officers, Zein Akasa rebelled again and tried to run away. But the officers in a larger number managed to lock the movement of the culprit. “When the marijuana was found, the culprit directly rebelled against the officers and attempted to flee,” he said.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin steps out of his car upon arrival at the EU foreign ministers council at the European Council headquarters in Luxembourg city, Luxembourg, Monday, June 23, 2014.

continue to cross the border into eastern Ukraine, he asserted. “If the Russians say they don’t know how to close borders, I don’t think that’s a particularly credible statement,” Bildt added. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the European Union will be able to agree further sanctions against Russia at a summit of the bloc’s 28 leaders Friday, if necessary. “Those measures are ready to take,” he said. “We look to Russia to take actual action to stop the flow of arms over the border into eastern Ukraine, to

encourage illegal armed groups to stop what they are doing there now,” Hague said. The EU meeting in Luxembourg Tuesday is also being attended by Ukraine’s new Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, who was set to brief his colleagues on the peace plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko. It includes a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine and suggests a decentralization of power to give regions more political authority, and measures to protect the language rights of Russian speakers in the east. “We now look to Russia to support the peace plan,” Hague insisted. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius also called on Russia to stop the flow of militants and heavy weapons to avoid tougher sanctions.

From the hands of the culprit, the officers seized evidence in the form of a Smartfren mobile phone, an iPhone, a Nokia mobile phone as well as seven packets of marijuana and one package in open condition. Then, the culprit was taken to Kuta Police station and underwent an interrogation in the Badung Police Narcotics Unit. “Now, the culprit has been already secured in the office (of the North Kuta Police—Ed) and subsequent examination will be conducted in the Badung Police,” he said. Furthermore, the subdistrict police chief explained that based on the results of initial interrogation, Zein Akasa admitted to intentionally smuggle marijuana to an inmate in the Kerobokan Prison. However, he did not want to mention who would receive the marijuana because the culprit was still undergoing the examination. “Simply ask about it at the Badung Police later on,” he suggested. (kmb35)

Tokyo assemblyman apologizes over sexist heckling Associated Press Writer

TOKYO — A Tokyo city assemblyman apologized Monday for shouting out a sexist remark at a female counterpart last week — but denied he meant to insult her. Akihiro Suzuki, 51, reversed his earlier denial and came forward five days after officials scrambled to identify the voices heard during Ayaka Shiomura’s presentation on issues such as infertility, maternal support and delaying marriage during an assembly session Wednesday. A voice from the floor said “You are the one who should get married first,” followed by laughter and more heckling, including “She must be single” and “Can’t you even have babies?” Suzuki apologized over the first remark, but denied making the others. He said he never meant to insult her but wishes she could marry soon. “I really hoped she could marry soon, bearing in mind this ongoing trend where women are delaying marriage and having fewer children,” he said. “But there are people who cannot do so even if they want to, and I realize what I said lacked consideration.” Suzuki said he personally apol-

ogized to Shiomura, a 35-year-old former TV personality, and her colleagues of opposition Your Party before the news conference. He left the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to take responsibility for causing the embarrassment to his fellow members, but vowed to keep his seat in the Tokyo assembly. Japan still has a large gender gap in the workplace, raising concerns that the country’s fertility rate would continue to drop amid lack of public support for women and working mothers. The case could be an embarrassment to for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts on women’s advancement and Tokyo’s image as host of the 2020 Olympics, as it indicates the level of awareness of the issue even at the city government level in the Japanese capital. The sexist hecklings surfaced only after Shiomura mentioned the incident on her Twitter and Facebook. That quickly triggered a public reaction, with TV programs repeatedly debating the incident and citizens starting a petition calling for the hecklers to be punished. Her party members also requested voice analysis to identify the hecklers.

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Tokyo city assemblyman Akihiro Suzuki bows to his female counterpart Ayaka Shiomura for an apology at Tokyo Metropolitan City Hall in Tokyo Monday, June 23, 2014.


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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Science

Experiments give shape to Higgs

Oil from BP spill slowing Mahi-mahi

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MIAMI - A study by University of Miami scientists says mahi-mahi, a popular fish among restaurants and anglers and exposed as infants to oil from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill, swim nearly half as fast as their unaffected counterparts. “The worry is that if you have reduced swimming performance you’re going to be less effective at capturing prey, and less effective in avoiding (predators),” said Martin Grosell, a professor at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Researchers treated mahi-mahi embryos and young fish with oil collected from near the damaged wellhead and from the gulf’s surface. Individual fish were then transferred to clean water for at least 25 days before their swim speeds were tested in a kind of aquatic treadmill. The speed of the young, inchlong fish, thought to be among the fastest on the planet at about five body lengths per second, “dropped by about 37 percent,”

Grosell said. Assessing the extent of the damage on the population, however, is proving difficult as few statistics are kept on gulf mahi-mahi. Scientists in 2000 failed in an attempt to count the number of brilliant, green-blue fish, also known as dolphinfish, living between Florida’s west coast and Texas, according to Steve Branstetter, a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “No management actions have ever been needed for this species,” the agency’s website said. Grosell and scientists from across the country partnered with NOAA following the disaster to study the effect of the 87-daylong spill that dumped an esti-

mated 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers said they used oil concentrations similar to those measured in the gulf shortly after the spill, which oil company BP disputed on Friday. “The study does not provide any evidence to show that an effect on that group of fish would have had a population-level impact,” BP spokesman Ryan Jason wrote in an e-mail. In March, researchers from the University of Miami and Stanford University released test results showing oil caused heart deformations in young Bluefin tuna and a variety of other species, and may have led to low catch numbers in the years that followed the spill.

PARIS - Physicists on Sunday said they had learned more about the identity of the Higgs Boson, the elusive particle whose groundbreaking discovery was announced nearly two years ago. Work at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) -- the particle smasher on the French-Swiss border where the breakthrough was made -- has answered long-standing questions about how the Higgs behaves, they said. The Higgs was theorised in the 1960s as being the sub-atomic particle that gives other particles mass. Without it, matter would not exist. Decades of work followed to explore the idea until on July 4, 2012, rival teams at the LHC announced they had independently found a particle consistent with the Higgs. But further work was needed to flesh out this discovery and to see how it fits with the Standard Model, the conceptual framework for explaining visible matter in the Universe. In a study published in the journal Nature Physics, one of the LHC teams said the boson behaves as predicted, and is not an “imposter that looks like it.” Analysis of the mountain of data from collisions at the LHC shows the boson decays neatly to a group of sub-particles called fermions, in line with Standard Model theory, the paper said. “This is an enormous breakthrough,” said Markus Klute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who led the research at the LHC’s Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS). “Now we know that particles like electrons get their mass by coupling to the Higgs field, which is really exciting.” Finding the Higgs was only possible through the building of the LHC, the world’s biggest laboratory, made up of a 27-kilometre (17mile) ring-shaped tunnel. An army of physicists from around the world sifted through the rubble left from billions of proton smashups, hunting for a telltale signature from a fleeting particle. The initial discovery put the Higgs’ mass at between 125 to 126 gigaelectronvolts, a standard unit of measurement at sub-atomic level. Later analysis of the data from these experiments also found that the boson has no “spin,” and rapidly decays into pairs of photons (particles of light) and so-called W or Z bosons. “We have now established the main characteristics of this new particle,” said Klute in a press release issued by MIT. “All of these things are consistent with the Standard Model.” Experiments at the LHC are currently on hold while the collider goes through an upgrade, although scientists are still trawling through reams of data generated from smashups before the shutdown. Operations are due to resume in 2015, with a three-year programme that will see scientists use more powerful collisions to explore theorised phenomena such as “super-symmetry” which may explain dark matter, the substance that makes up most of the Universe. The boson is named after Peter Higgs, a British physicist who cowon the Nobel prize last year with Francois Englert of Belgium. Other physicists who made big contributions were Robert Brout, also a Belgian, who died in 2011, and a US-British team of Dick Hagen, Gerald Guralnik and Tom Kibble.

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The 36th Bali Art Festival

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Ratna Kanda Stage Angsoka Stage Ksirarnawa Stage Ayodya Stage Ayodya Stage Wantilan Stage Ksirarnawa Stage Ardha Candra

Topeng Panca Exhibition Dance show by ISI Yogyakarta Participation by Bollywood India Participation by Bima City Semara Pegulingan Art Music Arja Dance by Mekaradwaja Contemporary art Female Gong Kebyar Exhibition

Minimizing distribution of fake banknote

BI seriously works on e-money Bali Post

DENPASAR - Representative Office of Bank Indonesia (BI) for Region III Bali-Nusra continues to promote the use of e-money in transactions to suppress the circulation of counterfeit banknotes. In the past two months, namely April to May 2014, the number of counterfeit banknote reached 579 sheets. This figure showed a surge from 265 sheets in April to 314 sheets in May. “These are the recorded cases. They do not include the undetected cases either by banks or by police. We have confidence if the number is more than this figure. On that account, the BI seriously works on the electronic money,” said Chief Representative Office of BI for Region III Bali-Nusra, Benny Siswanto, in Denpasar. He said that his party encouraged people to use electronic money as an alternative to the use of banknotes and coins, especially for small fraction. “With the e-money, we do not need to carry cash. We just need a card to do a transaction,” he said. Benny hoped the banking to actively intensify the dissemination of e-money in Bali. He claimed the e-money in Bali was just used for payment of passing ticket in the Bali toll road. “At the moment, the electronic money in Bali has been issued by some banks such as BRI, Mandiri and BCA,” he concluded. The use of electronic money, according to Benny Siswanto, had many advantages. Among them, people could make transactions just by using a card, so they were no longer bothered to carry physical money. This lifestyle was known as cashless society (CLS). “The CLS denotes a lifestyle where all financial transactions or payments use electronic money

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Young artist, I Putu Raditya Pratama (5) from Tangkulak, Gianyar entertained audiences that crowded the Ayodya Stage during 36th Bali Art Festival in Art Center on Monday, June 23, 2014.

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Representative Office of Bank Indonesia (BI) for Region III BaliNusra continues to promote the use of e-money in transactions to suppress the circulation of counterfeit banknotes. to replace cash transactions. This method is also intended to avoid the risk of counterfeit money,” he said. To minimize the circulation of counterfeit money in Bali, Benny Siswanto also continued to provide socialization on the characteristics of the authenticity of rupiahs for the community,

including cashier. In an effort to maintain the quality of banknotes in circulation to the public and the decent money supply, Bank Indonesia Region III sustainably demolished damaged or worn banknotes. The efforts were made by issuing a range of policies to encourage people to treat banknotes more wisely. (kmb27)

A toddler fascinated audiences at BAF Bali Post

DENPASAR - Young artist, I Putu Raditya Pratama (5) from Tangkulak, Gianyar entertained audiences that crowded the Ayodya Stage during 36th Bali Art Festival in Art Center on Monday, June 23, 2014. Viewers feel amazed with the boy familiarly called Adip because he can perform Barong Dance very well. Although still a toddler, Adip was able to provide fresh entertainment for audiences. With a natural style, Adip managed to entertain audiences with Barong and Monkey Dance. According to Adip father, Nyoman Triana (26), his child has a talent for dancing. The artistic talent formed naturally by following his father’s footstep. This is the first performance for Adip during BAF. (wan)


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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bali News

500 housewives infected by HIV each year Bali Post

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The Ulun Danu Temple in Batur, Bangli

Providers of cloth at Ulun Danu Batur complained Bali Post

BANGLI - Tourism services in the area of Kintamani, Bangli, reaped another complaint. Other than the inappropriate levy charges with the number of tickets, the comfort of travelers chiefly those wishing to make a visit to the Ulun Danu Batur Temple was also disturbed due to the act of cloth provider in front of the temple forcing travelers to shop. Travelers that should rent a piece of cloth at IDR 25,000 were forced to buy cloth at relatively expensive price up to IDR 250,000. As told by one of the tourist guides, Bagus Krisna, Sunday (Jun 22), he was really disappointed with the behavior of cloth providers in front of the Ulun Danu Batur Temple. When guests wanted to rent a piece of cloth, the provider was actually forcing travelers to shop. “When our guests will rent the cloth before entering into the temple area, we are even forced to buy. Unmitigatedly, for two pieces of the cloth, our

guests were forced to buy at IDR 250,000,” he said. Even, the cloth providers, added Bagus, also often put pressure on the tourist guides not to interfere when they offered merchandise to travelers. Moreover, similar thing was also done to foreign travelers who were not familiar with Bahasa Indonesia. “As persistently forced, the travelers inevitably bought the merchandise at high price,” he added.

Although the merchandise was ultimately purchased, not a few travelers who had visited the Ulun Danu Batur Temple also revealed their disappointment over the services. Travelers often compared the services at the Ulun Danu Batur Temple to services extended at other temple attractions. “At other tourist attraction, the ticket price has usually included the rental of cloth, but here has not. In addition to the ticket, we are even often forced to purchase clothes,” he explained. He hoped the issue could be addressed by the government. So, in the future the destination could provide a comfort for travelers who wanted to travel to Kintamani. Besides, the government should also make supervision against the levy in Kintamani which was still often manipulated by the unscrupulous collecting officers. (ina)

DENPASAR - Based on the calculation results of survey, Kerti Praja Foundation estimated that approximately 500 housewives were infected with HIV. From these figures, if the housewives are pregnant, then the chances of virus infection on the fetus are also great. According to Chairman of the Kerti Praja Foundation, Prof. Dr. Nyoman Wirawan, the HIV transmission in housewives was obtained from her husband becoming the customer of prostitutes. Based on the estimated number of prostitute customers per year in Bali reaching 80,000 people, it was found that about 1,050 prostitute customers who were positive to HIV. “Suppose that half of them pass it to their wife, then about 500 housewives are infected by HIV each year,” said Wirawan. The HIV transmission among prostitutes, clientele and housewives took place through sexual intercourse. According to Wirawan, the HIV transmitted through sexual contact was actually very small, namely about 0.01 percent. On that account, among the 80,000 prostitute customers, only 1,050 people were infected by HIV. “If the transmission rate reaches up to 50 percent, certainly all people will be infected with HIV,” said Wirawan. The small transmission rate was supported by the existence of injuries enabling the virus exchange. The more injuries, the HIV virus contained a lot in genital secretions and blood would come in and transmit more quickly. Therefore, for now the only way to prevent the transmission of HIV through sexual intercourse was through the use of condom. Wirawan added that the results of a survey undertaken in Denpasar indicated if the use of condom in commercial sex workers and their clients currently amounted to about 65 percent.

“Most of the prostitutes are already offering a condom if they want to make transaction. But, the problem then arises as customers often reject to use it,” said Wirawan. With the closure of the Dolly prostitute house (in East Java), the threat of prostitute migration from Dolly to Bali was certainly open. However, added Wirawan, the handling measure by arresting and repatriating them to their region of origin was not appropriate. They would come back secretly so that it would be difficult to detect the activity of their transactions. Another option that could be taken, added Wirawan, was embracing prostitutes and giving them education about the hazards of HIV transmission and its consequences, so the prostitutes could take precautions and treatment by themselves. He further added that most prostitutes in Denpasar did not have enough education to get a decent job. From the results of survey in 2012, the prostitutes in Denpasar mostly completed their primary and junior high school only. Even, some of them never attended schools and only a small portion was graduated from high school. Of the 400 sex workers surveyed, it was found that 59 people were graduated from high school, elementary school (157), junior high school (146) and never attended school (38). Such low education background was the reason of prostitutes to choose such a work as they considered it did not require special skills. Other than providing education on HIV for prostitutes, the Kerti Praja Foundation also provided vocational training for them, such as sewing skills with the hope they had the skills to switch their job. “Every week, they gather at the foundation office to share experiences and problems. Besides, they are also provided with life skill training,” said Wirawan. (san)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Archipelago International holds annual job fair

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JAKARTA - Archipelago International is once again holding their annual Job Fair to recruit and interact with Indonesia’s best talents. The fair is was held on Saturday 14th June 2014 at Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata AMPTA in Yogyakarta, following last year’s event in Jakarta which attracted 1100 visitors. With an expected turnout of over 500 visitors, the objective of the job fair is to raise awareness of the brand and to attract the right talents to Archipelago’s team. Not only will the fair attract jobseekers, it will also introduce the public to the idea of a career path at Archipelago International, to inform them of the benefits a career in hospitality provides. For interested applicants who are not currently working in the industry, there are a number of programs on offer to help with the transition, like the “Inter Hotel Staff Transfer” and the “Cross Exposure Program”. Therefore, the event is available for all employees from various lines of work, including students and graduates of hotel schools and

general universities. For the upcoming year, Archipelago International will require more than 2000 staff members for managerial and supervisor roles, ready to be placed in the already-opened and pre-opening hotels. “Our main goal for the annual job fair is to raise awareness of our brand to all jobseekers and the public alike. Archipelago International is always looking for talented people to grow with our developing company. With our 11 brands ranging from 5-star to 2-star hotels and villas, we believe our hotel group offers the largest number of job vacancies in Indonesia,” says Lukas K. Samali, Archipelago International’s VP Human Resources.

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Calendar Event for Jun 1 through Jul 12, 2014 1 Jun Pura Sakenan Serangan Denpasar Pura Dalem Pahuman Bhujangga Penatih Denpasar Timur Pura Alas Harum Batur Kintamani Pura Alas Angker Munduk Kintamani Pura Dalem Kawitan Empuaji Klungkung 4 Jun Buda Cemeng Langkir Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang Canggi Batuan Pura Luhur Batur Pucangan Buahan Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Dalem bangun Sakti Tamiang Kapal Dalem Bias Muntig Ped Nusa penida 8 Jun Pura Agung Petilan Pengerebongan kesiman Denpasar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kesiut Kangin Kerambitan Tabanan 10 Jun Anggarkasih Medangsia Pura Pesimpangan Gerya Sakti Yogaloka Lampung Selatan Pura Luhur Uluwatu Pura Bukit Pecatu Kuta badung Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud Pura Andakasa Karangasem Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung Pura Kawitan Arya Gelgel klungkung Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi Pura Suralaya Banda klungkung Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang Bangli Pura Pasek Gaduh Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Pusering Jagat Tampaksiring

Gianyar Pura Gerya Sakti Tulikup Gianyar Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud Pura Segara Ketewel Sukawati Pura Mertha Sari Mas Ubud 11 Jun Pura Gede Purancak Jembrana Pura Dalem Dauma Batuan Sukawati Pura Nataran Kacang Dawa Klungkung Pura Bhatara Gede Apol Ubung Denpasar Pura Puseh Brahmana Klungkung Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan Pura Dalem Sukahet Klungkung Pura Dalem MuasPahit Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman Dukuh Tegallalang Pura Desa Sanding Tampak Siring gianyar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Batan Buah Kesiman Pura Sahab Nusa penida Pura Dalem Cemara Serangan Denpasar 12 Jun Purnama Sasih Sadha Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Amertha Sari Rempoa Jakarta Selatan Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra Gianyar 15 Jun Kajeng Kliwon uwudan Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi 25 Jun Buda Kliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Padangbai Karangasem Pura Aer jeruk Sukawati Gianyar Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel Gianyar Pura Pasek Bendesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng

Pura Puseh Bebandem Karangasem Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Naga Sari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Batur Sari Ubud 27 Jun Tilem Sasih Sadha Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati 30 Jun Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan Pura Pasek Gelgel Kekeran Delod Yeh Mengwi 5 Jul Tumpek krulut Pura Pasek gelgel Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan Klungkung Pura Pedarman Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Penebel Tabanan Pura Benua Tarukan Besakih 9 Jul Buda Cemeng Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Kalah Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura Dalem Petitenget Kuta Badung Pura Dalem Pulasari Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kapisah Denpasar Selatan Pura Paibon Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pura Panti Penyarikan Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Pasar Agung Kediri Tabanan Pura Puaya Batuan Sukawati 11 Jul Hari Bhatara Sri 12 Jul Purnama Sasih Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati

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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Sting says his kids won’t get trust funds Associated Press

LONDON — Pop icon Sting says his children won’t be getting trust funds from his vast fortune, assuming there’s any money left in it. The 16-time Grammy Award winner and former frontman of The Police, told The Mail on Sunday that the vast wealth would be “albatrosses” around the necks of his six children. The singer-songwriter who grew up in a shipbuilding community in northeast England says he told the kids, “there won’t be much money left because we are spending it!” “People make assumptions, that they were born with a silver spoon in their mouth, but they have not been given a lot,” he was quoted as saying. Sting’s wealth was estimated at 180 million pounds ($306 million) by the Sunday Times Rich List.

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DENPASAR - Travelers from Europe, especially the UK, were considered by the Association of Indonesia Tour Travel Agencies (ASITA) of Bali Chapter as big spender travelers. Even, their spending during a sightseeing trip exceeded that of Australian travelers although the travelers from the kangaroo country were ranked first in the top ten markets of Bali tourism potential.

‘Think Like A Man Too’ tops North American box office Agence France-Presse

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This photo released by Sony Pictures shows, from left, LaLa Anthony as Sonia, Meagan Good as Maya, Taraji P. Henson as Lauren, Regina Hall as Candace, Gabrielle Union as Kristen and, rear, Wendi McLendon-Covey as Tish, in a scene from Screen Gems’ “Think Like A Man Too.”

Falling to sixth was Tom Cruise’s latest action movie, “Edge of Tomorrow,” in which he stars as a soldier caught in a time loop as he battles aliens, with $10.3 million. Seventh was romantic drama “The Fault in Our Stars,” based on a popular young adult novel by John Green about teenag-

ers who meet at a cancer support group. It earned $8.6 million in its third week. Rounding out the top 10 was action blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past” ($6.2 million), indie feel-good food-truck comedy “Chef” ($1.85 million) and classic monster remake “Godzilla” ($1.82 million).

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Asita eyeing British travelers

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LOS ANGELES - Comedy “Think Like A Man Too” topped the North American box office in its debut weekend, just edging “22 Jump Street” in a battle of sequels, industry estimates showed Sunday. Starring Kevin Hart and Gabrielle Union, “Think Like A Man Too” has all the couples back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their misadventures get them into some compromising situations. It raked in $30 million in its first weekend, pipping the buddy comedy “22 Jump Street” starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, which pulled in $29 million for a two-week total of $111.5 million. Another blockbuster summer sequel, “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” was third with $25.3 million over the weekend, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations. “Jersey Boys,” Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about the 1960s rise to pop success of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, debuted in fourth place at $13.5 million. Down to fifth place was Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent,” a modern retelling of the life of Sleeping Beauty’s arch-nemesis, with $13 million for the weekend -- and $186 million since release.

EU ministers: Sanctions if Russia won’t cooperate

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Travelers from Europe, especially the UK, were considered by the Association of Indonesia Tour Travel Agencies (ASITA) of Bali Chapter as big spender travelers.

“Travelers from the UK have a better expenditures and use of hotel than the Australian travelers because most Australian travelers have repeatedly come to Indonesia. So, they have known where to look for cheaper price. Then, they have also known the places to go,” said Chairman of ASITA Bali, Ketut Ardana, in Denpasar. According to him, the potential for the UK travelers to Indonesia, especially Bali, was quite high. However, due to minimal direct flight, only a few of the UK people who wanted to spend holiday in Indonesia. Actually, in the 1980s the European tourist arrivals, such as those from the UK had skyrocketed because many foreign airlines offered their flight services to Indonesia. “Indonesia, especially Bali, has been quite popular in the UK. I think the travelers from the UK have not been included in the top 10 foreign travelers who came to Bali. I am grateful that Garuda Indonesia re-opens its flight services to the UK,” he said. General Manager of Garuda Indonesia for UK and Ireland, Jubi Prasetyo, admitted that after being closed for ten years, Garuda Indonesia from Jakarta re-opened its flight services for the route of Jakarta-London and London-Jakarta. Re-opening of the direct flight to the UK, according to Jubi, was based on consideration that the UK has a potential market for Indonesia. “We are conducting a vigorous campaign to start selling, how to fill in the airline seat with passengers and win the competition in Europe,” he said. He said the countries in Southeast Asia such as Thailand and Vietnam had been performing promotion to such market, even aggressively promoted their own country. “Indonesia does not want to be left behind. Then, making proactive measure is one of the strategies of Garuda Indonesia in reaching the market,” he said. As has been known, the United Kingdom (UK) posed a union of the states of the United Kingdom comprising the England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Since the incorporation of the Northern Ireland, the name of the union became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, where the Britain was one of the countries incorporating in it. Continued on page 6


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