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Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro, left, shakes hands with his U.S. counterpart Leon Panetta during their bilateral meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. Panetta will join 10 ASEAN defense ministers in a meeting beginning in Bali on Monday. Indonesia is Panetta’s ﬁrst stop during his ﬁrst ofﬁcial Asian tour, which will also include Japan and South Korea.
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Panetta to focus on military ties with Indonesia Agence France-Presse
JAKARTA - US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is looking to build military ties with Indonesia but Washington is watchful that Jakarta honours its commitment to reform its armed forces, accused of rampant rights abuses under Suharto, a US ofﬁcial said. In a meeting Sunday with his Indonesian counterpart Purnomo Yusgiantoro on the resort island of Bali, Panetta will discuss regional issues and Washington’s growing “military relationship” with Ja-
karta after a decade-long hiatus, the defence ofﬁcial said. “We’ve seen incredible commitment of the Indonesian military and (defence) ministry to transforming the Indonesian armed forces,” the ofﬁcial said, speaking
on condition of anonymity. “As a result of that transformation, we’ve been able to do more with them, both in terms of personnel exchanges, experts exchanges, exercises and even some defence trade and cooperation in sales and security relations,” he added. Relations with the Indonesian army had nearly screeched to a halt and remained frozen for 12 years over abuses during former dictator Suharto’s 32-year rule.
Indonesia’s Kopassus commando unit is accused of deadly abuses in East Timor, Aceh and Papua during Suharto’s rule, which ended in 1998, paving the road to democracy. The defence ofﬁcial said that gradual and limited cooperation with the elite corps, begun in July 2010 by Panetta’s predecessor Robert Gates, would continue, but with a watchful eye over issues of human rights.
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JIMBARAN - The 14-year-old Australian boy, LM, who was arrested for drug possession has been moved from Denpasar`s police detention cell to an Immigration Detention Center on Saturday. With his face covered, LM arrived at the center at around 4 pm
accompanied by police ofﬁcers and his parents. Head of the province`s law and human rights ofﬁce Taswem Tarib told the press, the boy had to be moved from his police detention cell because the dossiers on his case were completed but due to limited space at Denpasar penitentiary he was sent to the im-
migration detention center. “There is no more space at the Kerobokan (penitentiary) while at the immigration detention center he can also play. In fact, this center was built specially for foreigners,” he said. About LM`s case, Taswem said Indonesia would continue to settle it according to the law
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but for humanitarian reasons the government had decided to give him special treatment. “Once again, the law will be enforced but for humanitarian reasons it was decided to hold him at this center. After all, we still do not have a good place to detain children,” he said. Continued on page 6
Monday, October 24, 2011
Bali News 6%<SXUFKDVHVSDLQWLQJV LQ8EXG0DUNHW
Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
3D\DWWHQWLRQWRPDLQ DUHDVRISHRSOHÂˇVZHOIDUH 3UHVLGHQW6XVLOR%DPEDQJ<XGKR\RQRFDOOHGRQWKHUHJHQWVDQGPD\RUVWKURXJKRXW ,QGRQHVLDWRZRUNKDUGDQGHQVXUHWKHQLQHNH\DUHDVWKDWKDGWREHZDWFKHGRXWIRUWKH VDNHRISURVSHULW\DQGZHOIDUHRIWKHSHRSOH â€œIf the nine areas can be undertaken earnestly, then society will never cease to thank you,â€? Yudhoyono said when opening the National Working Meeting of the Indonesia Association of Regency Governments (APKASI) VII 2011 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Friday (Oct 21). The nine areas comprised the economic growth, poverty rate reduction and employment opSRUWXQLWLHV HQHUJ\ VXIÂżFLHQF\ food and water, education, health services, basic infrastructure development, public service and the prevention of corruption. In addition, the Head of State also appealed to the regents/ mayors to be brave, strong and steadfast in leading the people to prosperity in the era of democracy. â€œIn the era of democracy as today when you want to do something good, people will continue to criticize, blame and even blaspheme. However, I do hope the show must go on, keep on doing the best and sincerely working for the people that you
love,â€? the president said. The President realized the problems faced were not always easy. Many obstacles and challenges would be encountered, but they were not the reason to surrender. Later on, he said as a person assuming the mandate, the president, vice president, and leaders of local government should prioritize the tasks and obligations. Meanwhile, the rights and authority were in the second priority. â€œDo not be reversed,â€? he said. The President then cited the authority of president had much reduced in the presence of four times of amendments or changes made to the 1945 Constitution. â€œIn response to that matter, as president, I never question if the right and authority are so reduced. Instead, what remaining to be the authority of a president should be run with all my heart,â€? he said. According to the president, one of the authorities, duties and responsibilities of the president was holding the gov-
ernmental power. â€œOn that account, we are in the same boat. We have to come together and work together in synergy. Like wading through a vast ocean as well as facing hurricane, storm, waves, coral and so on, we must work hand in hand so the screen will not tear, the boat does not break and sink but keeps going to the beach of destination. Letâ€™s build it together,â€? said the president to about 399 regents/ mayors. On that occasion, the president was accompanied by some RIÂżFLDOVDPRQJRWKHUVE\0LQister of Home Affairs Gamawan Fauzi, State Secretary Sudi Silalahi, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari E Pangestu, Coordinating Minister for Peopleâ€™s Welfare Agung Laksono, Minister of Youth and Sports Andi Malarangeng, Governor of Bali I Made Mangku Pastika and the Regent of East Kutai as the Chairman of the APKASI Isran Noor. NPE
PRESIDENT Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) and First Lady Ani Bambang Yudhoyono, who arrived in Bali made their time to visit Ubud Market, Gianyar, Friday (Oct 21) afternoon around 6:00 p.m. Local Time. During his visit to Ubud Market, he was accompanied by three ministers. In Ubud Market, SBY purchased a number of creative crafts sold by the local merchants. Among them, they were two sets of mosaic craft and a stylish painting of an artist with the SLFWXUHRIDEVWUDFWQLQHÂżJXUHV The arrival of President SBY to Ubud Art Market attracted the attention of traders. Despite got excited when visited by the President, two traders who had been visited by the
number one man in Indonesia, Pande Made Budana and Gusti Ketut Kiana, were very grateful to meet and shake hands with the President in person. In the Ubud Market, SBY dropped LQIRUPLQXWHV7KHWUDIÂżFFRQJHVWLRQDOZD\VHQJXOÂżQJ8EXGHYHU\GD\ was consequently getting longer where it reached along 4 km. Having shopped some souvenirs in the Ubud Art Market, the President with the First Lady was accompanied by the Regent of Gianyar to have a dinner in Ubud. Later, the President resumed the journey to the Tampaksiring Presidential Palace for overnight stay. Together with the entourage, the President arrived in the Tampaksiring Palace around 7:30 p.m. NPE
Unclear empowerment of small community
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Reduction of poverty rate in KaranJDVHP LV LQVLJQLÂżFDQW RQO\ DERXW percent from 2007 to 2010. It occurs because the empowerment of small community is unclear. This matter was conveyed by Deputy Chairman of the Karangasem House, Nyoman Karya Kartika, when led the meeting of Budget Agency (Banggar) in the Karangasem House, Friday (Oct 21). Karya Kartika from Ban Village, Kubu, Karangasem, said the general budget policy (KUA) in the regional budget draft 2012 was designed at IDR 700 billion. However, most of that portion was intended for indirect expenditure estimated to reach 60 percent, not to mention for administrative expenditure. Direct expenditures included salaries for employees with gains, allowances of performance improvement and honoraria. Meanwhile, capital expenditures such as the development and repairs of public infrastructure like roads, clean water provision, residential environment, empowerment of poor farmers and ÂżVKHUPHQKDGQRWEHHQPHQWLRQHGLQWKH meeting of the budget agency. Karya Kartika worried the inequality between the poor and the rich as well DVWKHRIÂżFLDOVDQGFLYLOVHUYDQWVZRXOG increasingly wider. As consequence, the decline in the poverty rate was LQVLJQLÂżFDQW DQG VHHPHG VWDJQDQW ,Q the data collection made in 2007, there
were 42,272 poor households. Then, data collection of 2009 reported in 2010, the poor household amounted to 33,000. â€œIt means the reduction reaches 9,272 households. Such a decrease is too small,â€? he said. He said that many people remained to live in apprehensive conditions. They were scattered across the hill ranges and even in the environment of Amlapura City. Poor rural communities could be found at Kubu mountainous range such as at the Ban, Manik Aji, Cegi, Pengalusan, Belong, Munti Gunung, Pedahan as well as Bunutan and Datah Village in Abang Subdistrict and at Seraya. Even, in the Amlapura City were also found some poor households living in not habitable houses. According to Karya Kartika, the poor households needed empowering, for example, by making roads, providing with clean water and electricity, struggling for livestock and agricultural capital as well as helping market their agricultural products. â€œSo far, they are still hard to get clean water. Thatâ€™s why they cannot live a decent life,â€? said Karya Kartika. Meanwhile, Nyoman Sadra, a member of the Budget Agency, said the draft of KUA was funny. It was unclear how and where the budget sources came from, but the allocation had been neatly arranged. More ironically, it was even allocated for indirect spending. (013)
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$UULYDORIIRUHLJQWRXULVWVLQ%DOLLQWKLV\HDULVHVWLPDWHGWRH[FHHG WKH WDUJHW HVWDEOLVKHG 8QWLO WKH ÂżUVW QLQH PRQWKV RI %DOL KDV EHHQ YLVLWHGE\WRXULVWVIURPDURXQGWKHZRUOG Head of Bali Government Tourism OfÂżFH,%.DGH6XEKLNVX)ULGD\2FW VDLGWKHÂżJXUHUHDFKHGSHUFHQWKLJKHU than the arrival of foreign tourists last year whose amount was 1,859,459 people. â€œEvery month this year, the tourist arrival always exceeds 200,000 people. AccordLQJ WR WKH GDWD PRVW WUDIÂżF RFFXUUHG ODVW July, namely up to 278,041 tourists. We are optimistic the target of 2.7 million foreign tourists to Bali this year could be achieved,â€? he said. He also added that tourists from the United States were able to attain the top 10 of Baliâ€™s main tourist markets. He described that Bali tourism market was generally still dominated by Australia amounting to 585,693 people, followed by
China 179,219 people, and Japan 142,670 people. Then, in the next position were MaOD\VLD 7DLZDQ 6RXWK .RUHD )UHQFK 8QLWHG .LQJGRP DQG6LQJDSRUH â€œAll markets showed off an increase except for Japan and South Korea that are still declining, respectively by 27.27 percent and 1.54 percent,â€? he explained. Meanwhile, the Head of the Central 6WDWLVWLFV$JHQF\%36 RI%DOL3URYLQFH Gede Suarsa, also admitted earlier that the arrival of tourists from various countries to Bali up to that period showed an increase. It could happen in line with the increasingly conducive condition of Bali WRXULVPSDU
5DPSDQWTXDUULHV&RQ FOLIIVDQGULYHUVLGH Warnings of Public Works Agency ignored Singaraja (Bali Post)â€”
Since a few years, the Buleleng Public WorksAgency has repeatedly warned the residents who do the business of illegal quarries C at a number of cliffs and river banks in North Bali. One of them is by posting a warning sign around the site of excavation. However, the warning sign seems to be ignored, while the activities of quarrying the land, sand and the like are still rampant. ,QIRUPDWLRQFROOHFWHGLQWKHÂżHOGRQ)ULGD\ 2FW PHQWLRQHGWKDWLQ%XOHOHQJWKHUHZHUH more than dozens of quarrying operations spreading across several subdistricts. In the Public Works Agency of Buleleng, only 12 mining permits were recorded. Meanwhile, many others had no permission like at Munduk and Tamblingan in Banjar Subdistrict. At this village was found an excavation at steep areas and had taken place for long time. The materials taken were stone for building materials. Such illegal business had lasted for a long time until threatening the environmental conditions and the steep areas were prone to landslides when it rains. In addition, the quarrying activities of sand and gravel were found at Tinga-Tinga, Gerokgak Subdistrict. This illegal gravel mining venture had been running longer and then the results were used to supply some areas for building materials and other needs. They resulted in the same impact, where the surrounding environment was threatened and the convenience of local people was disturbed. Head of Buleleng Public Works Agency, Nyoman Gede Suryawan, when asked for his FRQÂżUPDWLRQMXVWLÂżHGWKHSHUVLVWHQFHRIWKRVH illegal mining ventures in Buleleng. His party had repeatedly admonished the entrepreneurs orally, through reprimand and by posting a prohibition sign for excavation in certain areas.
In essence, the warning reminded the mining operators to seek permission to relevant agencies in Buleleng Regency. Unfortunately, the warning was not heeded and the activities continued to run and even expand. He gave an example that residents carrying out the excavation on the hill of local village and around the Munduk area had submitted the permission to Buleleng Regency. However, the permit was not processed because the regent did not recommend the excavation on the hill. Unfortunately, rejection against the permit of the hill excavation was not followed up with enforcement actions by Buleleng Regency. â€œWeâ€™ve asked them to submit permission like the others, but since it was considered to harm WKHHQYLURQPHQWWKHSHUPLWZDVQRWÂżQDOO\LVsued. However, the authority to discipline such a venture lies in the other agency, namely the judicial team,â€? he said. On the other hand, Suryawan said that so far Buleleng Regency did not have a guideline regarding the mining area. Currently, it was actually incorporated in the cultivation area whereas the mapping of mining areas was very important to regulate and control so as not to cause adverse effects on the surrounding environment. If the mapping of mining area had been clear and the operator complied with the licensing rules in force, the Buleleng Public Works Agency would provide technical direction on the mining. It was intended to avoid any accidents to the workers in the mining areas. â€œSince it is still coupled with the cultivaWLRQZHRIWHQÂżQGWKHTXDUULHVRQFOLIIVDQG then it is the leveled and planted with producWLYHFURSVÂ´H[SODLQHG6XU\DZDQDQGMXVWLÂżHG E\WKH'LYLVLRQ+HDGRI0LQLQJLQWKH3XEOLF :RUNV$JHQF\1\RPDQ6XDUMDQDNPE
From left to right Direktur Sales and Marketing Ledus, Fabian Chiu, Chairman Light Resource Environment Co. Ltd, Amos W.S.Li, Chairman PT Ciptaning International, Bruno Thoeng Boen Siang and Managing Director PT Ciptaning International, Ir. I Nyoman Gde Ardika.
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The necessity of electricity is one of the main needs of human these days. However, WR IXOÂżOO WKH QHHG LV JHWWLQJ more difficult because the decrease in fossil fuels, the main material to produce electricity. For that reason, the effort to save the power is needed. In order to save the electricity, Ledus, the pioneer in /('ODPSFRRSHUDWLQJZLWK PT Ciptaning International that works in Architecture, Landscape and Interior Consultant, introduce a new system in installing the use of /('LQJLDQWLQGXVWULHVVXFK as hotels and malls. The paper of cooperation was signed on Saturday, October 22, 2011 and there was also a presentation about the use of /('WRWKHKRWHOVUHSUHVHQWDtives during the event. 7KH 'LUHFWRU 6DOHV DQG Marketing Ledus, Fabian
Chiu along with Chairman Light Resource Environment Co. Ltd, Amos, W.S.Li, stated that Ledus which has the headquarter in Hong Kong, is wanted to give solution of world class lighting but environmentally friendly. Ledus guarantee the product started from the PCB production for the demand for the light source. As the extra equipment, Ledus also has several factories for the SODFHPHQW RI /(' ODPSV whether it is for indoor or outdoor. )DELDQ VWDWHG WKDW /(' from Ledus can reduce the heat which comes out from the light bulb where conventional light bulb produce only 10% of light and 90% of heat. Ledus lamp will reduce the heat and increase the light so the room will not too hot and can reduce the use of AC. It also can save electricity. The other extra value of
/('IURP/HGXVLVLWFRXOG give brighter light with a smaller watt and the live lasted longer than conventional light bulb. Meanwhile, the Chairman of PT Ciptaning International, Bruno Thoeng Boen 6LDQJVDLGWKDWWKHÂżUVWVWHS LQ SURPRWLQJ /HGXV /(' LV done in Bali and other major cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, and others. â€œOur target is mall, hotels, and offices which use the most electricity,â€? he added. PT Ciptaning International LV XVLQJ /(' OLJKW LQ WKHLU business. In the future, the cooperation will develop towards the sales outlet to the public. Âł7KH SULFH RI /(' OLJKW is quite expensive but in the future, we are quite certain that Led can be cheaper and affordable to the public,â€? he added. NPE
Monday, October 24, 2011
Afghanistan to back Pakistan if wars with U.S.: Karzai Reuters
ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan would support Pakistan in case of military conﬂict between Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview to a private Pakistani TV channel broadcast on Saturday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in Kabul October 20, 2011.
The remarks were in sharp contrast to recent tension between the two neighbors over cross-border raids, and Afghan accusations that Pakistan was involved in killing the chief Afghan peace envoy, former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani, by a suicide bomber on September 20. “God forbid, If ever there is a war between Pakistan and America, Afghanistan will side with Pakistan,” he said in the interview to Geo television. “If Pakistan is attacked and if the people of Pakistan needs Afghanistan’s help, Afghanistan will be there with you.” Such a situation is extremely unlikely, however. Despite months of tension and tough talk between Washington and Islamabad, the two allies appear to be working to ease tension. In a two-day visit to Islamabad, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued stern warnings and asked
for more cooperation in winding down the war in Afghanistan, but ruled out “boots on the ground” in North Waziristan, where Washington has been pushing Pakistan to tackle the Haqqani network. The Haqqani are a group of militants Washington has blamed for a series of attacks in Afghanistan, using sanctuaries in the Pakistani tribal region along the Afghan border. Pakistan is seen as a critical to the U.S. drive to end the conﬂict in Afghanistan. Pressure on Islamabad has been mounting since U.S. special forces found and killed Osama bin Laden in May in a Pakistani garrison town, where he apparently had been living for years. The secret bin Laden raid was the biggest blow to U.S.-Pakistan relations since Islamabad joined the U.S. “war on terror” after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
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TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisians began voting at dawn Sunday in their ﬁrst truly free elections, the culmination of a popular uprising that ended decades of authoritarian rule and set off similar rebellions across the Middle East. Voters are electing members of an assembly that will appoint a new government and then write a new constitution, deﬁnitively turning the page on the 23-year presidency of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, who was overthrown by a monthlong uprising on Jan. 14 stirred by anger at unemployment, corruption and repression. The party expected to come out on top, Ennahda, is a moderate Islamic party whose victory, especially in a comparatively secular society like Tunisia, could have wide implications for similar religious parties in the region. The unexpected revolution in this quiet Mediterranean country — cherished by European tourists for its sandy beaches and desert oases — set off a series of similar uprisings against entrenched leaders, an event now being
called the Arab Spring. If Tunisia’s elections produce an effective new government they will serve as an inspiration to pro-democracy advocates across the region, including in nextdoor Libya, where longtime dictator Moammar Gadhaﬁ was killed last week by rebel forces. The campaign season has been marked by controversies over advertising, fears over society’s religious polarization and concerns about voter apathy, but in the run-up to the vote a mood of optimism and excitement in the capital was palpable. “This is the ﬁrst time in my life I’ve truly voted. It is something extraordinary,” said Turkane Seklani, a 37-year-old casting her ballot in polling station set up in the Bourguiba High School in Tunis. The sun was still rising as she cast her ballot soon after 7 a.m., but the capital was already humming with political activity. She said she voted for center-left party Ettakatol, because its leader, a doctor who opposed Ben Ali in the years before the uprising, “is a good man and I ﬁnd him honest and with integrity.”
Tunisians walk past bills presenting candidates standing for national elections pasted on a wall in Tunis, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
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Saudis watch a TV broadcast on the death of Crown Prince Sultan bin AbdulAziz Al Saud, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
Saudi heir’s death brings conservative to fore RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s ruling monarchy moved into a critical period of realignment Saturday after the death of the heir to the throne opened the way for a new crown prince: most likely a tough-talking interior minister who has led crackdowns on Islamic militants but also has shown favor to ultraconservative traditions such as keeping the ban on women voting. A state funeral is planned for Tuesday in Riyadh for crown prince Sultan bin AbdulAziz Al Saud, who died in New York at the age of 80 after an unspeciﬁed illness, the ofﬁcial Saudi Press Agency said. Now, Saudi rulers are expected to move quickly to name the new king-in-waiting — which royal protocol suggests will be Sultan’s half brother, Prince Nayef. Moving Nayef to the top of the succession ladder would not likely pose
any risks to Saudi Arabia’s pro-Western policies and, in particular, its close alliance with Washington. But Nayef cuts a much more mercurial ﬁgure than Saudi’s current leader, the ailing King Abdullah, who has nudged ahead with reforms such as promising women voting rights in 2015 despite rumblings from the country’s powerful religious establishment. Nayef, 78, has earned U.S. praise for unleashing the internal security forces against suspected Islamic extremist cells in Saudi Arabia, which was home to 15 of 19 of the Sept. 11 hijackers. Yet he brought blistering rebukes in the West for a 2002 interview that quoted him as saying that “Zionists” — a reference to Jews — beneﬁted from the 9-11 attacks because it turned world opinion against Islam and Arabs.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Aston International Annouces Expansion
Build 10 Hotels in Central Java and Yogyakarta IBP
JAKARTA – Today Aston International announced that the group is in process of developing 10 hotels in Central Java and Yogyakarta with the aim of becoming the largest hotel operator in the region. Astons strategy is to establish a reputation in the region as a top ﬂight hotel group by ﬁrst introducing a high end ﬁve star Grand Aston Hotel in Yogyakarta which will open in December this year as the groups regional ﬂag ship and base for Astons supporting Central Java Sales & Marketing ofﬁce and then following up with a string of international standard four and three star Aston and Quest hotels in Purwokerto, Magelang and Solo as well as numerous select service favehotels in Yogyakarta’s periphery, Solo and Solo Baru. Aston Internationals Vice President of
Sales & Marketing, Mr. Norbert Vas, said “The Grand Aston Yogyakarta Hotel and Convention Center is on target to open in December this year and will immediately be followed by the Aston Purwokerto Hotel and Convention Center. There is a 4 star Aston and a select service favehotel in Solo set to open in the ﬁrst quarter of 2012 and 3 more favehotels in Yogyakarta, one more favehotel in SoloBaru and Quest Hotels in Magelang and Yogyakarta scheduled to open by latest mid 2013“. In total the Aston Group will add 1625 guest rooms and 37 meeting rooms to Central Java and Yogyakarta’s tourism infrastructure, create more than 2000 jobs and says its market analysis for the region predicts a healthy demand growth for the foreseeable future and opportunities for several more mid range hotels inviting potential hotel investors to enter into a dialogue with Aston.
Temple Ceremony Calendar Event for October 11 through October 29, 2011 11 Ock Purnama Kapat Bhatara Tiga Sakti (Padmasana) Penataran Agung Besakih Meru Cakra Lombok Lempuyang Madya Karangasem Penerejon Temple Kintamani Pulaki Temple Buleleng Tirta Emupul Tampak Siring Puseh, Village T, Penataran, Luhuring Akasa, Bhatara Hyang Basukih Cemenggoan Sukawati Tirta Temple Negari Singapadu Puseh-Pr. Desa. Penataran Tangsub Sukawati Penataran Agung Tegalalangm Desa Denjalan Batubulan Puseh Temple Singakerta Ubud Nataran Sanding Tampaksiring Bakung Temple Ceningan Nusa Penida Pasek Getas Kawan Kedewatan Ubud Agung Dukuh Sakti Pangku/Subamia Braban Pasek Gelgel Carik Selemadeg Tabanan Pasek Gelgel Klating Dukuh Kerambitan Pasek Bendesa Mas Gadungan Selemadeng Agung Pasek Temple Tohjiwa Wanasari Selemadeg Pr. Penataran Pasek Kayu Putih Bandem Karangsem Puseh Werdi Agung emoga Bolang Mangondow Sulut Dukuh Segening Wangsiang Karangasem Dalem Kahyangan Arya Gajahpare Sukaluwih Tejakula Buleleng Pasraman Suci Temple Renon Denpasar Penaratan Agung Kertabumi T. M. I. I. Jakarta Timur Puru Luwur Waisnawa, Asah Badung-Sepang Buleleng Ulun Danu Batur Songan Kintamani Agung Surya Bhuwana Skyline JayaPapua Dalem Bengkel Temple Ubung Denpasar Merajan Suci Geriya Penataran Gemeh Denpasar Pejenggali Temple Tegalalang Pasek Bendesa Gadungan Selemadeg Tabanan Panti Pasek Gelgel Meliling Kerambitan Pajenengan Dukuh Ogan Sangkan Gunung Rendang Karangasem Dadia Dukuh Segening Lampung Tengah
Dukuh Sakti Blatung Kuruh Kerambitan Gumang (bukit Juru) Bugbug Karangasem Kawitan Arya Samping Banjar Langon Kapal Pejenengan Pulasari Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem Segara Penimbangan Bakti Segara Buleleng Puseh Yeh Ulakan Suana Nusa Penida Pr. Mentik Ring Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani Pasek Tangkas Kori Agung Kuruh Kerambitan Pr. Penataran Ubud Luhur Giri Kusuma Daun Peken Blahkiuh Abiansemal Pemerajan Agung Jambe Guwang Busungbiu Buleleng Dalem Puri Temple Batuan Sukawati Dalem Temple Kediri Silakarang Singapadu Dalem Temple Sukawati Dalem Temple Singakerta Ubud 19 Ock Buda Keliwon Ugu Dalem Tarukan Temple Peninjoan Tembuku - Bangli Pasek Gelgel Boading Kaba-kaba - Tabanan Pemayun Temple Banyuning Tengah - Buleleng Desa Kayangan Tiga Bubunan Seririt - Buleleng Agung Gunung Raung Taro Kaja Taro - Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Dangka Bungbungan 29 Ock Tumpek Wayang Majapahit Temple Jembrana Odalan Betara ratu Gede Celuk Sukawati Odalan Betara Ratu Wedyadari Camenggaon Sukawati Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Betara Ratu Alit dan Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pedarmaan Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pedarmaan Mengwi Besakih Pedarmaan Kaba-kaba Besakih Pedarmaan dalem Bakas Besakih Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Pegatepan Gelgel Klungkung Merajan Pasek Bendesa Kori Agung Pengatepan Pedarmaan Dinasti dalem sri Aji Kresna Kepakisan Temple Besakih (Dalem Klungkung) Penataran Giri Purwa & Pesraman Kendal Rejo Tegal Delimo Banyuangi Pemrajan Agung Temple Sulang Kec Dawan Klungkung
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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The human rights issue â€œis still something that we closely monitor and ensure that no training is going toward anyone who can credibly be accused of human rights abuses,â€? the official said. He said cooperation that was initially focused on the high est echelons of the army now extended to the operational level, including training in human rights. In his first trip to the region since taking the helm at the Pen WDJRQLQ-XO\3DQHWWDWKHIRUPHU&,$GLUHFWRUEHJLQVKLVWRXULQ ,QGRQHVLDEHIRUHKHDGLQJWR-DSDQRQ0RQGD\DQG6RXWK.RUHD on Wednesday. His trip coincides with sensitive direct talks between the 8QLWHG6WDWHVDQG1RUWK.RUHDLQ*HQHYDRQ0RQGD\WRWU\WR OD\ WKH JURXQG IRU UHYLYLQJ ORQJVWDOOHG QXFOHDU GLVDUPDPHQW negotiations. During his stay in Bali, Panetta will also meet Indonesian 3UHVLGHQW 6XVLOR %DPEDQJ <XGKR\RQR DQG GHIHQFH PLQLVWHUV IURPWKH$VVRFLDWLRQRI6RXWKHDVW$VLDQ1DWLRQV $6($1 RQ the sidelines of the blocâ€™s meeting on the island. â€œThereâ€™s a clear message that Iâ€™m going to bring to the region, and the message is this: that we will remain a strong Pacific force in the 21st century, and we will maintain a strong presence in the Pacific in the 21st century and be a strong force peace and prosperity in that region,â€? Panetta told reporters travelling with him. 'LVSXWHV EHWZHHQ $6($1 PHPEHUV DQG &KLQD RYHU WKH UHVRXUFHULFK6RXWK&KLQD6HDDUHOLNHO\WRIHDWXUHKLJKRQWKH agenda, as Washington has called for a regional code of conduct and insisted on â€œfreedom of navigationâ€? through the crucial global shipping route despite Beijingâ€™s territorial claims. 3DQHWWDÂśVWULSDOVRFRPHVDVWKH8QLWHG6WDWHVDQG1RUWK.RUHD DUHWRKROGGLUHFWWDONVLQ*HQHYD %HIRUHDQ\EURDGHUGLVFXVVLRQVWKH8QLWHG6WDWHVDQG6RXWK .RUHDDUHLQVLVWLQJWKH1RUWKWDNHFRQFUHWHVWHSVWRGHPRQVWUDWH LW LV VLQFHUH DERXW UHVXPLQJ IXOO VL[SDUW\ QXFOHDU WDONV ZKLFK also include Japan, Russia and China. ,Q PHHWLQJV LQ 7RN\R DQG 6HRXO 3DQHWWD ÂłZLOO KDYH DQ RS portunity to discuss with his counterparts where we are in the diplomatic process,â€? the senior defence official said. The defence chiefs will examine steps to to bolster diplomacy, EXW DOVR HQVXUH WKDW WKH\ DUH SUHSDUHG VKRXOG 1RUWK .RUHD â€œchoose to undertake a provocation,â€? said the official.
Australian... From page 1 7KHGHFLVLRQWRPRYHWKH$XVWUDOLDQER\ZDVWKHUHVXOWRIQHJRWLD tions between the law and human rights minister, the coordinating minister for political, security and legal affairs and the national police chief while they were visiting Tanah Lot, Tabanan. â€œThis is the result of quick talks between the three high ranking RIÂżFLDOV 7KH ODZ DQG KXPDQ ULJKWV PLQLVWHU FDPH WR .HURERNDQ prison this morning to see conditions there and then he met with WKHQDWLRQDOSROLFHFKLHIDQGGLVFXVVHGLWIRUDOPRVWÂżYHPLQXWHVÂ´ he said. Regarding the permit for the suspect`s parents to visit and stay with him at the immigration detention center, he said, it would be up to the case`s investigators while the law and human rights ministry was only providing the detention facility. â€œHe has only been entrusted to us (immigration). Whether his parents will join him is for the case investigators to decide and not for us. We will just follow whatever the investigators decide,â€? he said. The suspect`s lawyer, Rifan, meanwhile said he was glad his client had been given an appropriate detention place. â€œWe are glad. His family is also glad. This shows that the Indo nesian government cares and respects children`s human rights,â€? he said. $FFRUGLQJWRLQIRUPDWLRQWKHLPPLJUDWLRQGHWHQWLRQFHQWHUKDV HLJKWURRPVZKHUHLOOHJDOLPPLJUDQWVIURP,UDQ$IJKDQLVWDQDQG 0DOD\VLDVWD\7KH$XVWUDOLDQER\ZDVSODFHGLQDURRPPHDVXULQJ 7 meters by 5 meters. LM was caught carrying marijuana in Legian, Bali, at around 3pm earlier in October. To the police during questioning he said he had bought the stuff from someone he did not know in Kuta resort.
Monday, October 24, 2011
3 killed near Freeport gold mine Associated Press
JAKARTA — U.S. mining giant Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. said unknown gunmen killed three people Friday near its mine in eastern Indonesia, where thousands of workers are on strike to demand higher pay.
Indonesian police ofﬁcers escort Indonesian militant Umar Patek, right in orange, and Hari Kuncoro, left in orange, for their re-enactment of the 2002 Bali bombings for authorities, in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. Many of the 202 people killed in the bombings were foreign tourists, crammed into two popular nightclubs. Patek is accused of making the explosives used in the bombings.
Tourism should respect religious, local values Antara
MATARAM - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said tourism should be developed in ways that respect local and religious values. “Respect local values. The community here is religious. Respect its religious values, respect its local traditions,” President Yudhoyono said at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Mandalika resort in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Friday. The head of state said when the region`s tourism had developed, the local people`s incomes would hopefully increase and their traditional values remain intact. Tourism development must also involve the local people “lest the region develops but the people don`t
get anything,” he said. Yudhoyono also suggested the establishment of a tourism and creative industry school to help prepare local residents to participate in the economic growth. He also strssed that in developing tourism, the environment must be preserved. “So this region must remain `Berseri` - clean, healthy, neat, friendly and beautiful,” he said. The Mandalika tourist resort is to be developed on an area measuring 1,175 hectares and will consist of amusement parks, a meeting hall, aquatic and nature tourism facilities, hotels, a golf course, and FI1 circuit. The new resort is expected to attract at least one million people annually over the next 5 -10 years.
After dedicating the Mandalika tourist resort project, President Yudhoyono and his entourage left NTB for Bali. The president will be in Bali for a four-day working visit for the 7th National Meeting of the AllIndonesia District Governments Association (APKASI). The presidential entourage included First Lady Ani Yudhoyono, NTB Governor Zainul Madji, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa, Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Agung Laksono, State-owned Enterprises Minister (BUMN) Dahlan Iskan, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari E Pangestu, and Youth and Sports Minister Andi Mallarangeng.
“The target of building 4 nuclear power plants has been formalized in Presidential Decree (Kepres) No 5`2006.” said Asnatio who has a science doctoral degree from Gadjah Mada University. In comparison, Malaysia would also have four nuclear power plants by the same year, Thailand ﬁve and Vietnam 16. This meant Southeast Asia nations would have a total of 29 nuclear power plants by the year of 2025. Asnatio predicted that Vietnam, with 16 nuclear power stations, would eventually become an electricity supplier to its Indochinese neighbors Laos, Burma, and Cam-
bodia. On the Asian continent there would be a total of 320 nuclear power plants in 2030. Most of them built in Asian industrial countries, China, South Korea, and India. Asnatui said the world currently had 442 nuclear power stations of which 104 were located in USA Meanwhile, Bapeten`s public relations ofﬁcer, Aries Setyanto, said the cost of building a nuclear power plant was indeed very high, namely around Rp20 trillion with the additional burden of providing reserve funds to deal with possible impacts at the rate of Rp4 trillion per 1,000 MW.
Also Friday, the two sides returned to the negotiating table. Union spokesman Juli Parorongan said the local government had given them 24 hours to settle their differences, but that it was unlikely an agreement would be reached so quickly. The Grasberg mine, which holds some of the largest gold and copper reserves in the world, is located in the remote mountains of Papua province — home, too, to a decadeslong, low-level insurgency. Ninety percent of the mine’s 12,000 unionized workers walked off their jobs on Sept. 15, demanding that current salaries of between $2.10 to $3.50 an hour be pushed to as high as $7.5 to $43 an hour. They’ve since backed down a bit, asking for up to $33, but that’s still well above what the Phoenix, Arizona-based company is willing to pay. Strikers have blockaded roads and, according to Freeport, intimidated other workers, and sabotaged a pipeline that delivers ore concentrate to the port. The pipeline has since been
repaired. Violence near the mine has ﬂared several times in the last week. One contract worker and two nonemployees were shot by unknown gunmen early Friday, said company spokesman Ramdani Sirait, adding that police were investigating the incident with the company’s full support and cooperation. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of life of our fellow co-worker and the two non-employees,” Sirait said in a statement. Last week, ﬁve Freeport workers were killed — two by police trying to control a crowd and three by unknown gunmen. It’s the second strike this year at the Grasberg mine. Workers walked off the job for eight days in July, also over low wages and the dismissal of union leaders. That cut the company’s revenue by $30 million a day, analysts said. Freeport says the current strike is costing the company 3 million pounds of copper and 5,000 ounces of gold in daily production.
RI expecting eight Indonesia planning to have four million foreign tourists in 2012 nuke power plants by 2025 Antara
BALIKPAPAN - Under the governemnt``s energy development plans, Indonesia should have built four nuclear power plants by 2025, a nuclear energy supervisory ofﬁcial said . “The four plants will have a combined capacity to produce at least 4.000 MW of electricity, “ Dr Asnatio Lasman, head of the Nuclear Energy Supervisory Agency (Bapeten), said here on Saturday. The 4000 MW of electricity would be equal to 1.96 percent of the projected electricity demand in 2025 which was s 200,000-350,000 MW.
SOLO - Indonesia is expecting eight million foreign tourist arrivals in 2012, Tourism and Creative Economy Deputy Minister Sapta Nirwandar said here on Saturday. The target for this year was seven million and until now 5.3 million foreign tourtists had come to the country, he said after opening a national meeting of the Association of Indonesia Tour and Travel Agencies (Asita). Indonesia had set a higher target for 2012 because the number of foreign tourists to Southeast Asian countries was expected to grow by around ﬁve percent due to improv-
ing conditions in the region. “We should receive up to 10 million foreign tourists by 2014 if all tourism stakeholders cooperate. This is our challenge and the existing opportunity must be seized,” he said. “We ask all tourism players including travel bureaus, hotel operators, governments that have tourist objects to work together well to exploit the opportunity. The cooperation has actually run but needs to be made more progressive,” he said. The deputy minister said tourism potentials in the country were large and varied but not all have been developed well.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Bali Today Government asked to be PRUHUHVSRQVLYHWRELUGâ€ŤŰŒâ€ŹX Bali Post
'(13$6$5Â˛7KHRXWEUHDNRI$YLDQ,QĂ€XHQ]D$, RUELUGĂ€XYLUXVLQVHYHUDOUHJHQFLHVLQ%DOLGLGQRWDIIHFWWKHWRXULVWDUULYDOV$IWHU WUDQVPLVVLRQRIWKHYLUXVFODLPLQJIDWDOLWLHV%DOLZDVHYHQĂ€RRGHGE\ WRXULVWV*RYHUQPHQWPXVWUHVSRQGDQGHPEUDFHDOOWKHFRPSRQHQWV VRWKHELUGĂ€XZLOOQRWUHDFKHSLGHPLFSURSRUWLRQV â€œTo this extent, the tourist arrivals to Bali especially to a number of destinations in the Bangli Regency indeed remain stable. However, if it does not get serious handling, tourists will be afraid of visiting Bali,â€? said the Regional Coordinator of ASITA for Bali, NTB and NTT, Bagus Sudibya. Bagus Sudibya said that government should seriously do preventive measures WRRYHUFRPHWKHVSUHDGRIELUGĂ€XLQ%DOL The virus would become a serious threat to tourism in Bali if it did not get serious handling. â€œTourism businesspeople and all components of the society should join effort to maintain the image of the Island of the Gods by convincing tourists LIWKHELUGĂ€XYLUXVFDQEHRYHUFRPHÂ´ he said. $FFRUGLQJ WR KLP ELUG Ă€X ZDV DQ unfavorable health issue for Bali tourism. Tourists who spent holidays in Bali certainly expected a secure atmosphere while they were in Bali. The security concerns had something to do with the sense of safety from terrorists and crimes including the freedom from transmission of infectious diseases or viruses such as ELUGĂ€X
Âł%LUG Ă€X ZLOO EH D WKUHDW WR %DOL LI government is unable to handle this outbreak. Moreover, the outbreak has attacked Bali for the umpteenth time,â€? he said. He hoped the tourism workers to be careful in providing information for tourists regarding the case to keep the image of Bali. â€œBuilding a good image is hard and takes long time, but the fall often takes place quickly,â€? he added. Previously the Indonesia Association of Tourism Industry GIPI of Bali Chapter also requested the Livestock Agency and related institutions to be UHVSRQVLYHWRWKHRXWEUHDNRIELUGĂ€X virus, following the victims who died from the H5N1 virus though there had been no tourists asking about the outbreak to date. â€œNevertheless, we need to anticipate in order it will have no negative effects on Bali tourism,â€? he said. Wijaya urged the tourism businesspeople to give information as detailed as possible to tourists, so as not to cause any unrest. Government was also exSHFWHGWRLPPHGLDWHO\ÂżQGRXWWKHEHVW solution to anticipate in order it would not happen again. (par)
RI law minister visits Denpasar penitentiary Antara
DENPASAR - Law and Human Rights Minister Amir Syamsuddin visited the Class-II enpasar Correctional Institute on Saturday. The minister is in Bali to accompany President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on the latter s working visit to the paradise island. uring his ten-minute visit, the new law and human rights minister did not allow newsmen to accompany him. But after getting out of the correctional institute, the minister told newsmen he had just wanted to see the condition of part of the penitentiary. â€œThe penitentiary is actually over-
crowded but I will study the matter further to decide what should be done about it,â€? Amir said. The enpasar penitentiary was actually built to accommodate 300 prisoners but in reality it now has 1,000 inmates. Meanwhile, enpasar prison chief Siswanto said the new human rights minister did not want newsmen to go into the penitentiary with him. â€œThe minister himself did not want newsmen to go into the prison with him because he only wanted to see the prison s visiting room ,â€? Siswanto said. Siswanto said the minister did not see all parts of the prison because of the limited time he had.
Minister of Tourism and Economic Creative Mari Elka Pangestu (2 left) listen to Director from Hollywood Rob Cohen during her visit to ďŹ lm shooting location in Karangasem, Bali. Mari said that government will support international ďŹ lm producers to choose Indonesia as shooting locations in order to promote Indonesia as tourism destination.
5,PLQLVWHUREVHUYHV1JXUDK Rai mangrove forest area Antara
D E N PA S A R - F o r e s t r y Minister ulkifli Hasan said Bali s Ngurah Rai mangrove forest area could become a mangrove conservation pilot project on account of its good condition. â€œThe mangrove forests in the Ngurah Rai area are very dense so this region can rightly serve as a mangrove conservation pilot project,â€? the minister said after observing the forests on Saturday morning. Therefore, he said, the local government and the people of
Bali should maintain and preserve the mangrove forests in the Ngurah Rai area. â€œAll elements of the public and the local government must take care of and preserve these forests as they are an essential component in the region s ecological balance,â€? ulkifli said, adding that mangrove forests fulfill many functions such as preventing land abrasion and cushioning tsunamis. According to the minister, 3.2 million or 41.9 percent of Indonesia s 7.7 million hectares of mangrove forests were now in damaged condi-
tion with 2.2 million hectares seriously degraded. He said the damage had mainly been caused by manmade encroachments such as activities to build settlements, fish ponds, and plantations. â€œAs an ecosystem, mangrove forests have physical, biological, ecological, and economical functions but most of them have been damaged,â€? the minister said. Therefore, he added, mangrove forests should be preserved and managed properly and rehabilitated when they were damaged.
Monday, October 24, 2011
DENPASAR - The tuna exports of the Indonesian tourist resort province of Bali are now declining due to less favorable world economic conditions and less friendly conditions of the country`s sea to fishermen, a
trade official said. “The value of the tuna exports has declined to 6.6 percent in the January - August 2011 period,” Head of Bali`s Trade and Industry Service Putu Baginda said. In the first eight months of 2011, the values of Bali`s tuna exports were recorded at 58.8
million, down from 63 million dollars in the same period in 2010. In the January - August 2011, the value of Bali`s total fishery exports only accounted for 70.8 million dollars, down from the same period a year earlier which was 76.6 million dollars.
BUAH KACANG MEKUAH
exports of the Indonesian
(Long Bean With Coconut Sauce)
OVERVIEW: This soupy vegetable dish has plenty of savory liquid, which can be spooned over rice.
province of Bali are now declining due
INGREDIENTS: 2 cups chicken stock ½ cup basic spice paste 1 stalk lemon grass, bruised 3 salam leaves 600 gr long beans cut in 2.5 cm pieces Salt and pepper to taste Fried shallots to garnish
to less favorable world economic conditions and less friendly conditions of
PREPARATION: Heat chicken stock in saucepan. Add spice paste, lemon grass and salam leaves and simmer for 5 minutes. Add beans and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are cooked. Season to taste with salt. Garnish with fried shallots. Helpful hints: Any type of green bean can be used instead of the long Asian variety.
the country`s sea to ﬁshermen, a trade ofﬁcial said.
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PESAN BE PASIH (Grilled Fish In Banana Leaf) OVERVIEW: This is the Balinese version of a popular Javanese dish, Ikan Pepes. If banana leaves are not available, replace with greased aluminum foil. Small whole ﬁsh are often used in Bali instead of ﬁllets cut from a large ﬁsh; just adjust the size of the banana leaf wrapping. INGREDIENTS: 500 gr (1 lb) skinned boneless snapper ﬁllet, cut in 4 1 tsp salt 1 cup seafood spice paste 8 sprigs lemon basil 4 Salam leaves 1 tomato, sliced 4 banana leaves, cut in 15 cm (6 in) squares PREPARATION: 1. Season ﬁsh ﬁllet with salt and cover evenly with seafood spice paste. 2. Cover and leave to marinate in cool place for 6 hours 3. Place ﬁsh in center of banana leaves, top each with 2 springs of lemon basil and 1 salam leaf and tomato slice. 4. Fold banana leaves around ﬁllets in shape of a small parcel, fasten with toothpick 5. Steam parcels for 7 minutes, then place on charcoal cooker or under a grill and cook for 5 minutes until banana leaves are evenly browned.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Taro Village IBP
In Taro village, Subdistrict Tegallalang, Area Regency Gianyar, about 40 Km from Denpasar, there is a forest dwelt by a group of ox animal / white cow. This animal is sacreďŹ ed and sanctiďŹ ed by vinicity society and also Bali society generally, because this animal represent the complement of the ceremony medium ( saksi) in Bali that is Ngasti ceremony ( and other same level with that ceremony). This White Cow brought to ceremony place and by ceremony organizer led to encircle the areal / ceremony place start from east direction to south and so on for three of times, then end or ďŹ nish in east. This ceremony is called Mepada (Maideran/Purwa Daksina). After the Ceremony ďŹ nish the White Cow reinstated to forest of Taro village, perhaps before and after are served with various offerings. But with the rural natural beauty of Very interesting Taro village, these days by the effort of an investor and perhaps in the afďŹ rmative of Local Government Gianyar, in side areal of ox forest / white cow of Taro village, have also been developed a new tourism attraction that is Trakking Elephant. All tourist can take a ride the elephant cycling the forest by crossing an alley / footpath around Taro village. If wanted tourists can swim ( playing in water) with the elephant in already available pool.
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Monday, October 24, 2011
Tintin has world premiere in his hometown Associated Press Writer
BRUSSELS — Tintin came home to Belgium on Saturday for the world premiere of Steven Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.” If the proverbial intrepid reporter was more than a cartoon and movie character, he would have been pushing and shoving amid all the other hometown reporters lining the red carpet. Instead, Tintin and his creator, the late Herge, were the stars of the show, and Belgian Princess Astrid gave the occasion an oldworld royal touch amid the movie nobility headed by Spielberg. The movie is rolling out first across Europe and elsewhere before hitting the United States by the Christmas movie season. “To highjack Tintin and bring it to America ﬁrst, and then release it overseas second, would be something that would not have even occurred to us,” Spielberg said. “From the outset, the plan was to give Tintin back to the countries where Tintin was the most beloved.” The director has been riding a wave of support from local critics despite opening in a tradition-bound nation ready to pounce on any desecration of its cultural icon by Americans. “Action adventure and slapstick: Spielberg’s Tintin movie has it all,” was the headline Saturday in the De Morgen paper.
Spielberg bought the rights to the character in the 1980s — and three decades of waiting for the result ended with “what they call in the movies, a happy ending,” said cartoon and movie expert Hugues Dayez. And the Belgian government even made Spielberg a Commander in the Order of the Crown. For Spielberg, a happy ending will mean the movie is such a box ofﬁce success that a sequel becomes unavoidable. Together with “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson, he will be ready. “We have chosen the next story. We have a screenplay that is being written right now,” Spielberg said, refusing to say which of Herge’s two-dozen Tintin books he would take. The books have sold over 220 million copies around the world. The ﬁrst movie tells how Tintin discovers a key to a treasure by accident, then is sent ﬂeeing evil criminals across the world, with the drunken sailor Captain Haddock in tow.
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British actor Jamie Bell poses next to Belgian cartoon hero Tintin, depicted on a special high speed Thalys train boarding for Paris, after he and movie director Steven Spielberg attended the world premiere of the Belgian cartoon hero Tintin movie “The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn”, in Brussels, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
Lohan reports to LA morgue for community service
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In this booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, actress Lindsay Lohan is shown after she was taken into custody, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.
Edmundo Ros, who took Latin sound to London, dies
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LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan’s arrival at the morgue for community service — Take Two — had a better result Friday as the actress was quickly put to work after showing up early. News helicopters hovered over the coroner’s facilities and cameras greeted her black sport utility vehicle when Lohan reported for duty, one day after ofﬁcials turned her away for being 40 minutes late to an orientation session. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said Lohan arrived “real early” Friday, completed her orientation and was put to work before 8 a.m. She had been ordered to report at the coroner’s facilities at 7 a.m., but Lohan’s publicist, Steve Honig, wrote in an email that the actress had been outside for more than an hour before it opened. Lohan must complete 16 hours of custodial work at the morgue before a Nov. 2 court hearing. She will be expected to mop ﬂoors, clean and stock bathrooms, and wash dirty sheets, coroner’s ofﬁcials have said. Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner revoked Lohan’s probation during a contentious court hearing Wednesday after the judge learned the “Mean Girls” star had been ﬁred from doing community service at a women’s shelter.
LONDON — He introduced wartime Britain to the percussive rhythm of the rumba, so capturing the nation’s imagination that its young princess chose his songs for her public dancing debut. Bandleader Edmundo Ros, 100, died peacefully in his sleep, his family said Saturday. Born in Trinidad to a Venezuelan mother and a Scottish father, Ros’s musical career began in the Venezuelan army but took off after he moved to London in 1937. His ﬁve-piece Rumba Band was a runaway hit, playing for high society and international royalty. His music was so popular that then-Princess Elizabeth had her ﬁrst public dance to the sound of Ros’ band in the 1940s. As queen, she would award him the Order of the British Empire for his services to entertainment. Ros was effectively London’s “ambassador for Latin American music,” his son Douglas told The Associated Press. Ros was a proliﬁc artist, making more than 800 recordings over the course of his career. His 1949 number, “The Wedding Samba,” sold 3 million copies. His band was a ﬁxture at Regent Street’s Coconut Grove club, which he bought in 1951 and which counted Britain’s Princess Margaret, Monaco’s Prince Rainier and Sweden’s Prince Bertil among its regulars, according to the musician’s website. The club’s demanding standards — ladies wearing broad-brimmed hats or trousers were denied
admittance — kept the clientele exclusive through the 1950s, but the relaxation of Britain’s gambling laws in the 1960s began to hit his takings. Ros sold the club and later retired to the Spanish resort city of Alicante, where he died on Friday night, according to a family statement. Douglas Ros said a private funeral ceremony would take place in Spain.
Monday, October 24, 2011
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Undated artist rendering provided by EADS Astrium shows the scientiďŹ c satellite ROSAT.
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BERLIN â€” Scientists were trying to establish how and where a defunct German research satellite returned to the Earth Sunday, after warning that some parts might survive re-entry and crash at up to 280 mph (450 kph). There was no immediate solid evidence to determine above which continent or country the ROSAT scientiďŹ c research satellite entered the atmosphere, said Andreas Schuetz, spokesman for the German Aerospace Center. Most parts of the minivan-sized satellite were expected to burn up, but up to 30 fragments weighing a total of 1.87 tons (1.7 metric tons) could crash. Scientists were no longer able to communicate with the dead satellite and it must have traveled about 12,500 miles (20,000 kilometers) in the ďŹ nal 30 minutes before entering the atmosphere, Schuetz said.
Schuetz said it could take days to determine exactly where pieces of the satellite had fallen, but that the agency had not received any reports that it had hit any populated areas. â€œWe ha havee no ssuch information,â€?â€? he said S Sunday. areas ch information nda Scientists said hours before the re-entry into the atmosphere that the satellite was not expected to hit over Europe, Africa or Australia. According to a precalculated path it could have been above Asia, possibly China, at the time of its re-entry, but Schuetz said he could not conďŹ rm that. The 2.69-ton (2.4 metric ton) scientiďŹ c ROSAT satellite was launched in 1990 and retired in 1999 after being used for research on black holes and neutron stars and performing the ďŹ rst all-sky survey of X-ray sources with an imaging telescope. The largest single fragment of ROSAT that could hit into the earth is the telescopeâ€™s heat-resistant mirror. During its mission, the satellite orbited about 370 miles (600 kilometers) above the Earthâ€™s surface, but since its decommissioning it has lost altitude, circling at a distance of only 205 miles (330 kilometers) above ground in June for example, the agency said.
Scientists in Nepal are to build up the worldâ€™s ďŹ rst national DNA database of the endangered Bengal tiger by collecting and recording a unique genetic ďŹ ngerprint from each adultâ€™s faeces. Conservationists have relied in the past on the old-fashioned technique of photographing the big cat and recording footprints to study the population, said to number little over 100 adults in Nepal. But the Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal (CMDN) told AFP a two-year Tiger Genome Project would gather a raft of vital behavioural and genetic information to help conserva conservationists better understand the specie species. â€œThe whole oop all the th poop and get idea is to scoop atabase oof all the tigers a genetic database aid CMN in Nepal,â€? said CMND researcher rmachary Diwesh Karmacharya. om the ccentre will fan Teams from ational pa out in four national parks in Nepalâ€™s rn plains, the main habiTerai southern yal Beng tat of the Royal Bengal tiger, armed le bags. The project, with sample he United States Agency funded by the
for International Development, is part of a Nepalese effort to double its population of Royal Bengal tigers. The animals once roamed the countryâ€™s southern plains in large numbers but have been depleted by poaching and the destruction of their habitat. â€œIn the past they used to use pugmarks -- which are the footprints -- and then they started using individual cameras,â€? said Karmacharya. â€œThere was a census done in 2009 and in 2010 and both used camera trapping. â€œThey both worked really well but the information you get is not too detailed. You wonâ€™t be able to tell more than how many tigers you have in the area of the survey.â€? He said faeces would enable researchers to glean the sex of individuals as well as the areas they had come from and a whole host of behavioural information, such as breeding habits. Karmacharya said that although other countries such as India had collected genetic information on Bengal tigers in the past, this would be the ďŹ rst systematic survey of a countryâ€™s entire population.
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A Royal Bengal tiger cools off in a pond at Kathmandu Zoo in Kathmandu in 2003.
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2011 photo, Mory Bailo Aw makes a cellphone call from a subway platform to get some last minute directions to a friends house in New York.
LONDON â€” Danish researchers can offer some reassurance if youâ€™re concerned about your cellphone: Donâ€™t worry. Your device is probably safe. The biggest study ever to examine the possible connection between cellphones and cancer found no evidence of any link, suggesting that billions of people who are rarely more than a few inches from their phones have no special health concerns. The Danish study of more than 350,000 people concluded there was no difference in cancer rates between people who had used a
cellphone for about a decade and those who did not. Last year, a separate large study found no clear connection between cellphones and cancer. But it showed a hint of a possible association between very heavy phone use and glioma, a rare but often deadly form of brain tumor. However, the numbers of heavy users was not sufďŹ cient to make the case. That study of more than 14,000 people in multiple countries, in addition to animal experiments, led the International Agency for Research on Cancer to classify electromagnetic energy from cellphones as â€œpossibly
carcinogenic,â€? adding it to a list that also includes things such as coffee and gasoline engine exhaust. But that designation does not mean the phones necessarily pose a risk. Cellphones do not emit the same kind of radiation as that used in some medical tests or found in other sources such as radon in soil. Two U.S. agencies â€” the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission â€” have found no evidence that cellphones are linked to cancer. Yet fears of a link persist, despite the fact that cancer rates have not risen since cellphones were introduced.
Monday, October 24, 2011
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Real Madridâ€™s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, reacts after scoring a goal against Malaga during his Spanish La Liga soccer match at Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
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danger area in the 37th minute. Malaga restored some pride with a battling second-half display, twice hitting the woodwork, but the damage had been done. Sevilla keeper Varas pulled off a string of impressive saves against Barca and KNOCKOUT BLOW when he was eventually beaten in Both Malaga and Real had pen- the second half Andres IniestaÂ´s alty appeals waved away in a pul- lob bounced on the crossbar. Iniesta was brought down for sating start at the Rosaleda, but the hosts were unable to stay the pace a disputed penalty at the end and as Jose Mourinhoâ€™s side ripped into Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute them. Higuain rounded the keeper ZDVVHQWRIIDIWHUÂżUVWNLFNLQJWKH to score after a clever pass behind ball off the penalty spot, and then the defence from his Argentina tussling with Cesc Fabregas as the visitors disputed the decision. WHDPPDWH$QJHO'L0DULD 'L0DULDDOVRODLGRQWKHVHFRQG Varas saved Messiâ€™s spot kick and his dipping cross from the right Sevilla defender Fernando Navarro being side-footed home by Ron- was also sent off in the tense last aldo and the knockout blow came seconds as he brought down Pedro when Malagaâ€™s defence parted for on the edge of the area. â€œI think we played a good game, 5RQDOGRWRÂżUHLQIURPRXWVLGHWKH area just five minutes later. The but goalkeepers also play and we Portuguese wrapped up his hat- have to congratulate Varas for a trick with a back-heel volley after great performnace today,â€? Barca a corner was headed back into the coach Pep Guardiola said. pushed north-coast rivals Racing Santander down to 20th on goal difference after Hector Cuperâ€™s winless side suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Espanyol.
ROME - Leaders Juventus were robbed of the chance to go three points clear at the top of Serie A after a late goal from Andrea Carraciolo earned Genoa a 2-2 draw in Turin on Saturday. Substitute &DUUDFLRORSRNHGKRPHÂżYHPLQXWHVIURPWLPHDIWHU$OHVVDQGUR0DWUL had twice given the Bianconeri the lead in an entertaining match. 0DWULRSHQHGWKHVFRULQJZLWKDFORVHUDQJHÂżQLVKDIWHUVL[PLQXWHV but skipper Marco Rossi headed Genoa level just after the half-hour mark. The Italian striker swept the home side ahead again on 58 minutes but Carracioloâ€™s late strike means Juve top the table by just one point from Udinese, who host Novara on Sunday. Fiorentina also drew 2-2 at home with Catania, a result that increases the pressure on Fiorentina coach Sinisa Mihajlovic. Juventus, whose new stadium is being monitored by local authorities for structural safety, played the now familiar high-tempo pressing game of coach Antonio Conte and were soon in front. Matri, restored to the starting line-up, deflected in Claudio Marchisioâ€™s shot from the edge of the area, and he almost grabbed a second on 25 minutes but his angled shot was blocked by the legs of goalkeeper Sebastien Frey. Genoa were far from overawed by the electric atmosphere and equalised when Rossi escaped the marking of Giorgio Chiellini before meeting Alexander Merkelâ€™s inch-perfect cross with a downward header into the far corner. The mercurial Mirko Vucinic, who was outstanding in the 2-0 win over AC Milan in Juveâ€™s last home match, was having a quiet night and it was Genoa who came closest to taking the lead at the start of the second half when the impressive Merkelâ€™s backheel shaved the post on 55 minutes. Two minutes later the persistent Matri grabbed his second to restore Juveâ€™s lead, calmly sidefooting home from 12 metres after Andrea Pirlo had sold the Rossoblu defence a dummy. Merkel saw his powerful header from Rossiâ€™s cross bounce back off the crossbar but the home side paid the price for sitting back on their lead when Carraciolo nipped in front of Chiellini at the near post to poke home Juraj Kuckaâ€™s header. Earlier on Saturday, a late goal from Maxi Lopez helped Catania snatch a 2-2 draw against Fiorentina. ,QDWKULOOLQJJDPHLQ)ORUHQFHWKH$UJHQWLQHVWULNHUÂżUHGKRPHRQ 83 minutes to give the Sicilians a richly deserved point after brilliant Stevan Jovetic strikes had twice given the Viola the lead. The Montenegrin forward opened the scoring in the 20th minute with a clean strike from the edge of the box before bending a 20-metre HIIRUWKLJKLQWRWKHQHWDIWHU*HQQDUR'HOYHFFKLRKDGHTXDOLVHGIURP a corner just before halftime. Mihajlovic, who was jeered by home fans after being sent from the bench for protesting, was given backing from president Andrea 'HOOD9DOOH â€œThe mood in the dressing room is low but thatâ€™s normal,â€? he told 6N\6SRUWFKDQQHOÂł7KHÂżUVWWREHGLVDSSRLQWHGDUHWKHSOD\HUVDQG coach. Iâ€™m sorry for the fans but the coachâ€™s position is not under discussion.â€?
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0,/$1 Kevin-Prince Boateng scored a hat-trick within 18 minutes of coming on as a halftime substitute as AC Milan bounced back from being 3-0 behind to win 4-3 at Lecce in an astonishing Serie A match on Sunday. An 82nd minute header from Colombian defender Mario Yepes completed the fightback for the defending champions who had been three goals adrift after 37 minutes
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Monday, October 24, 2011
Troicki, Tipsarevic in â€ŤŰ‹â€ŹUVWDOO6HUE$73â€ŤŰ‹â€ŹQDO Associated Press Writer
MOSCOW â€” Defending champion Vicktor Troicki and top-seeded Janko Tipsarevich DGYDQFHGWRWKH.UHPOLQ&XSÂżQDOZLWKVWUDLJKWVHWVYLFWRULHVRQ6DWXUGD\WRVHWXSWKH ÂżUVWHYHUDOO6HUEÂżQDORQWKH$737RXU7LSVDUHYLFEHDWWKUHHWLPH.UHPOLQ&XSZLQQHU 1LNROD\'DY\GHQNRZKLOH7URLFNLGHIHDWHG)UHQFKTXDOLÂżHU-HUHP\&KDUG\ LQWKHPHQÂśVÂżUVWVHPLÂżQDO
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Serbiaâ€™s Viktor Troicki reacts during a semifinal match against Franceâ€™s Jeremy Chardy at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
â€œThis year Serbian tennis has been amazing and having an all-Serbian final just proves that Serbia as a nation has great tennis players,â€? Tipsarevic said. â€œWe donâ€™t just have (Novak) Djokovic, we also have other good players.â€? In the womenâ€™s semifinals, Dominika Cibulkova beat Elena Vesnina 6-0, 6-2 to continue her chase for a first WTA title, while Kaia Kanepi will be going for her second after rallying to eliminate Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3. Tipsarevic, who won his first career title in Kuala Lum-
pur, Malaysia, in September, saved three break points in the sixth game of the second set and three more in the 10th before he broke the Russian in the next game and aced the match out. â€œHe (Tipsarevic) was better on the base line. I tried to attack but made many mistakes,â€? said Davydenko, who is still suffering from a left hip injury. â€œBut in fact, I was surprised â€” to play against the world No. 14 with an injury and have a chance to take a set. I guess I could have lost quicker. I still cannot serve at full strength.â€? Troicki, seeded second, broke
in the ninth game in each set and sealed the victory against Chardy with an ace. â€œI was lucky enough that I stayed focused on key moments of the match,â€? Troicki said. â€œI broke him two times when it was 40-all. He was a top-30 player before and obviously is coming back now. I had to play my best tennis to beat him today.â€? â€œItâ€™s not easy to play against a friend because he knows my game and I know his game,â€? Tipsarevic said of Sundayâ€™s match. â€œBut we are both professionals and for one, two or three hours on the court tomorrow we are going to be rivals. And may the best man win.â€?
+RSNLQVZLOOQRWUHWLUHDIWHUFRQWURYHUVLDOâ€ŤŰ‹â€ŹJKW sociated Press on Monday he will not retire because of his injured PHILADELPHIA â€” Bernard left shoulder and the disputed call Hopkins has an appeal set over a that cost him his WBC light heavyFRQWURYHUVLDOÂżQLVKDQGUHKDELOLWD- weight championship. WLRQDKHDGIRUDVLJQLÂżFDQWVKRXOGHU Âł, DP JRLQJ WR ÂżJKW DJDLQ EHinjury. When those issues are settled, cause Iâ€™m still the champion,â€? he Hopkins will have a new priority at said. â€œI believe I will be the chamthe top of his list. pion once the proper channels are Finding his next opponent. The being taken.â€? 46-year-old Hopkins told The AsHopkins watched replays of his Associated Press Writer
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championship, Hopkins (52-6-2) dislocated the joint connecting his collarbone and shoulder blade. He was scheduled for an MRI Monday on the injured left shoulder. Hopkins needs rehab no matter the RXWFRPHÂ˛EXWKLVQH[WÂżJKWFRXOG be deep into next year if a severe tear or worse is revealed. â€œMy career will not end, and has no reason to end, based on
Saturday night,â€? Hopkins said. â€œFor what?â€? Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer says the result will be appealed to the California State Athletic Commission either Monday or Tuesday. He will ask the WBC and Ring Magazine to continue to recognize Hopkins as the champion. â€œItâ€™s very clear Chad lifted his legs,â€? Schaefer said.
the Mavericks beat the Miami Heat WRFODLPWKHLUÂżUVWWLWOH â€œMy last one in July was a little ARLINGTON - NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki might be high,â€? he said. â€œThis time they told looking for work early next year me to throw a four-seam fastball. but it is clear professional baseball I still donâ€™t understand what that will not be in his future. The 33- means. â€œEverybody just told me year-old Dallas Mavericks forward, (in July) donâ€™t throw it low, so I left waiting for the protracted NBA it way high, and Michael Young lockout to be resolved, threw out almost pulled a hamstring trying WKH FHUHPRQLDO ÂżUVW SLWFK 6DWXU- to jump and get it. â€œThis time I think he could day at Game Three of the World stay in the stance and catch it. Series. Nowitzkiâ€™s toss to Texas Rang- 6RLWZDVEHWWHUÂ´7KHÂżUVWWZR ers designated hitter MichaelYoung weeks of the NBA season have was a little low although the sold- already been canceled and Nowout crowd at Rangers Ballpark itzki said if the lockout continues cheered wildly for the 10-time into 2012 he might look at his NBAAll-Star. He was compensat- options in Europe. He said the ing for the last time he threw out a prospect of a swift settlement ÂżUVWSLWFKGXULQJWKHVXPPHUDIWHU â€œdoesnâ€™t look good.â€? Reuters
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Bernard Hopkins, left, grimaces as he is tended to by Dr. Tony Hicks, right, after Hopkins was pushed out of the ring by Chad Dawson in the second round of a light heavyweight boxing match in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.
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Monday, October 24, 2011
Simoncelli dies after Sepang crash Reuters
Sepang - Italian MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli has died after a horriﬁc crash at the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on Sunday, completing a harrowing week for motorsport after British IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon lost his life last weekend.
Personal Details Name Team
: Marco Simoncelli : San Carlo Honda Gresini Nationality : Italian Date of Birth : 20 January 1987 MOTOGP debut 2010 Wins : 14 12 (250) 2 (125) Poles : 13 10 (250) 3 (125) Fastest laps : 9 8 (250) 1 (125) Debut : Qatar 2010
Simoncelli, 24, crashed on the second lap and was hit by the bikes of Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi as he slid across the track on his Honda. His helmet was knocked off in the incident and the season’s penultimate race was stopped immediately with a red ﬂag and then cancelled. Yamaha’s Edwards also came off his bike but escaped serious injury, while Rossi was able to get his Ducati back to the pits. Simoncelli lay stricken on the track before being taken to the circuit’s medical centre where he was pronounced dead. “Everybody involved in MotoGP extends its deepest condolences to Marco’s family, friends and team at this tragic loss,” MotoGP said in a statement. Casey Stoner, who won his second MotoGP title at his home Australian Grand Prix
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In this combination picture showing the sequence, (top to bottom, left to right), Honda MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli (in white) of Italy is seen during a crash involving Yamaha’s Colin Edwards of the U.S (in black) and Ducati’s Valentino Rossi of Italy (R) at the Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang October 23, 2011. Simoncelli has died after a crash at the Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang, organisers said on Sunday. He was 24.
last week, said: “As soon as I saw the footage it just makes you sick inside. “Whenever the helmet comes off that’s not a good sign.” Simoncelli’s death is the ﬁrst in the premier class since another Honda rider, Daijiro Kato, was killed at the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix. Shoya Tomizawa also died in a similar crash to Simoncelli in Moto2, the class below MotoGP, last year. Simoncelli, known for his shaggy afro haircut and fun-loving personality, began in the 125cc class in 2002 before moving up to the 250cc class in 2006. He won the 250cc world title in 2008.