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Thursday, April 25, 2013

There’s room for the 2 Jimmys in late-night TV Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — The longtime feud between late-night TV talk show hosts Jay Leno and David Letterman is the stuff of legend and, apparently, so yesterday. The two Jimmys: Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, agree there’s no rivalry between them. Both were among the honorees in New York Tuesday at a gala recognizing Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. “I feel good about it. We’re very friendly. I know people expect us to dislike each other and say bad things about each other but that will never happen,” said the 45-year-old Kimmel. He agreed that making nice is a good thing. “It is nice. We’re like (vocalist duo)

Peaches & Herb. I’m Peaches,” he laughed. They’ll face-off in the ratings next year when Fallon leaves NBC’s “ L a t e Night with Jimmy Fallon” and replaces Leno as host of “The Tonight Show.” The 38year-old Fallon said, as of now, things won’t

Beijing festival honors ‘Back to 1942’ as top film

change much when he switches to “The Tonight Show.” “We do a great show now. I think we’re ready. I thank Jay Leno for being awesome and still being number one because without him I wouldn’t have a job,” he laughed. “It’s just like they call you up from the minor league so I’m ready to go for the majors and I’m gonna swing for the fences.” In January, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” moved to the 11:35 p.m. EST time slot, putting it in direct competition with “The Tonight Show” a n d “Late S h o w w i t h David Letterman.”

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Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and fiancee Molly McNearney attend the TIME 100 Gala celebrating the “100 Most Influential People in the World” at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday April 23, 2013 in New York.

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BEIJING — The Beijing International Film Festival has honored “Back to 1942” with its top prize. The film set during a 1942 famine in China’s Hunan province stars Adrien Brody, Tim Robbins and Chen Daoming. Yan Bingyan was named best actress for “Feng Shui,” and Terence Stamp was named best actor for “Song for Marion.” The festival’s closing night Tuesday had a somber note with remembrances given for victims of the Sichuan earthquake. Stars wore dark dresses and suits as they walked a carpet that was changed from red to dark blue as a sign of respect. Hong Kong actress Christy Chung said she was glad to be attending the event. But she felt “sorry for the Ya’an earthquake victims at the same time. I think we need to show our respect.” Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, Nicholas Tse, Keanu Reeves and John Woo were among the attendees.

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President Barack Obama gets ready to speak in the Brady Press Briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 19, 2013.

Hackers cause panic with ‘Obama injured’ AP tweet

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WASHINGTON - Hackers spooked markets Tuesday after breaking into the Associated Press’s Twitter account and falsely reporting President Barack Obama had been injured after two blasts at the White House. A brief alert on the news agency’s @AP account read: “Breaking: Two explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” Almost immediately the wire service posted via its corporate com-

munications feed that its @AP Twitter account had been hacked, before promptly suspending the service. “Advisory: @AP Twitter account has been hacked. Tweet about an attack at the White House is false.

We will advise more as soon as possible,” @AP_CorpComm posted. AP spokesman Paul Colford later said the wire service had disabled other Twitter accounts following the attack and was working with the micro-blogging site to investigate the breach. The FBI also said it was investigating the incident. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the president was unharmed. “I can say that

the president is fine,” Carney said shortly after the fake tweet. “I was just with him.” Stock markets plunged just as the report came out, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing 130 points, or 0.9 percent, and the S&P 500 dropping 12 points, or 0.8 percent. Just as quickly they rebounded to where they were before the tweet, all within three or four minutes. Online activists backing the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-

Assad later claimed responsibility for the hack -- the latest in a series they have orchestrated against highprofile news organizations. The group -- the so-called Syrian Electronic Army -- also successfully hacked the Twitter feeds of AFP and CBS News earlier this year. “Ops! @AP get owned by Syrian Electronic Army! #SEA #Syria #ByeByeObama,” the group posted after Tuesday’s hack.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bali News

Specialist of snatching foreigners, two teenagers arrested Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Regular patrol carried out by the ranks of Criminal Detective of North Kuta Police in its jurisdiction bore fruit. Two perpetrators of crime with the initial KD PT alias Payung, 13, and KM DR alias Arya, 15, were arrested by criminal detective officers, Monday night (Apr 22). Both teenagers from Karangasem specifically snatching foreign citizens were arrested. They snatched a bag belonged to a couple from England, George Edward Rogers, 58, and Sandra Rogers, 57, when they had a promenade around Jalan Petitenget, precisely in the north of Petitenget Temple, Kerobokan, North Kuta, Thursday (Apr 18) at 10:30 p.m. “Having made surveillance for four days, the two perpetrators could finally be arrested,” said the Chief of

North Kuta Police, Reinhard Habonaran Nainggolan, Tuesday (Apr 23). Chief Reinhard explained his party received a report from the victims four days earlier. Both victims staying temporarily at Villa Yubi on Jalan Petitenget 123, Kerobokan, North Kuta, admitted to have been snatched near Petitenget Temple. Based on the report, the personnel led by Chief of

Criminal Detective, Made Berata, performed investigation in the field. A number of witnesses had been questioned and the police eventually determined their characteristics. At that time, the perpetrators were said to have a small posture and rode Yamaha Vixion motorcycle. Well, police immediately made patrol. Even, the patrol was intensified. On Monday, at

8:40 p.m., police officers saw the targets around Seminyak. After being dogged, they were seen stopping in front of Seminyak Square. “At that time, they were sitting on the motorcycle. Apparently, they were looking for a target,” he told reporters last Tuesday. Being fear of losing the fugitive, police immediately caught them. However, they knew there were police, so that they had been a romp. However, both suspects confessing to have dropped out were successfully arrested. “From the suspects, police seized some evidences. They included cream colored bag, iPhone 5, Panasonic camera, BlackBerry cellular phone, Samsung cellular phone, Nexian cellular phone, cash worth IDR 469,000

and a T-shirt,” he said. Based on recognition of the suspects, they had snatched since five months ago for six times. Five times were committed on Jalan Raya Petitenget, Jalan Kayu Jati and Jalan Kerobokan Utara, while once was at Kuta Tengah area. In committing their action, the two suspects living at boarding house on Jalan Gunung Agung Gang Yamuna, West Denpasar, admitted to have respective role. The suspect Payung from Tianyar, Karangasem served as a jockey, while the suspect Arya served as executor. After successfully snatching, the results obtained were admitted to be used for buying clothes and daily food. “We are still developing the case,” said Chief Reinhard. (kmb21)

Implementation of national exam leaves debt Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Implementation of national exam this year really left a lot of problems. After delays and shortage of exam papers, implementation of the national exam this year also left a debt. Tens of millions of rupiahs were needed to copy the shortage of exam papers for the national exam and had not been paid. More seriously, it was unknown who would be going to pay it. In Klungkung, the lack of exam papers was quite a lot. For the level of senior high and vocational school (SMA/SMK/MA), three schools such as SMAN 2 Semarapura, Saraswati Tourism High School, and Madrasah Aliyah (MA) did not get exam papers at all. Meanwhile, SMAN 1 Dawan only got about a half. For junior high schools, the shortage of exam papers was only experienced by SMPN 3 Semarapura. Then, the shortage of exam papers was photocopied at two locations in Klungkung, namely at UD Maha Nata on Jalan Gajah Mada and Besang Indah Jaya store on Jalan Dewi Sartika, exactly in front of SMAN 2 Semarapura. The owner of UD Maha Nata, Dewa Astrawan, said on Tuesday (Apr 23) that exam papers photocopied was quite a lot, especially the exam papers for senior high school. Total invoice of the photocopy valued at IDR 30 million. “The invoice has been taken by the Education Agency and all the details have been included in it. But, I do not know who will pay,” he said. Similar condition was also revealed by the owner of Besang Indah Jaya, Wayan Parsu. He

said the employees were forcibly take overtime to meet the photocopy request of the shortage of national exam paper. “By the first day of national exam for high school, four of my employees should take overtime until 05:00 a.m. and were escorted by supervisors and police officers. One of my copiers was out of order due to overloaded,” he said. When asked about the cost of photocopying, Parsu claimed not to have time to calculate it because the activity was very busy at his premises, where the shortage of exam papers for junior high school was also photocopied at the location. “I have no time to calculate it and have not made the invoice yet. I just want to focus on helping the implementation of national exam first. The matter of cost will be discussed later,” he said. It was estimated, the cost of photocopy at this location was more than IDR 30 million as the shortage of exam papers for junior high school was also made at this location. The Division Head of Basic Education, Klungkung Education Agency, Made Sukada, said regarding the costs of photocopying, he claimed to have made coordination with the Bali Education Agency. As instruction, the Education Office in the county was asked to collect first the receipt of the overall costs at the place of photocopying the national exam papers. “Likewise, I do not know who is going to pay for it later. As instruction, the Bali Education Agency asked to collect the receipt first. Hopefully, the cost would not be borne to county government,” he said. (kmb31)

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Pura Taman Pule Mas Ubud Pura Ularan Takmung Klungkung Pura Bukitjati - Gulingan Kawan Bangli Pura Dalem Tegal Jaya Batubulan Pura Jenengan Maspahit Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Dalem Desa Guwang Sukawati Pura Bukit Jati Bangli Pura Sadha Kapal Pura Sakenan Serangan Pura Pekendungan Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Gaduh Grokgak Pura dalem Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Dalem Purnajati Tanjung Priok Jakarta Pura Dalem Tenggaling Guliang Bangli Pura Agung Blambangan Banyuwangi Pura Dalem Agung Sri Nararya Kresna Kepakisan Banjar Dukuh Gelgel Klungkung Pura Panti Banjar Timbrah Desa Pakse Bali Klungkung Pura Penataran Agung Margo Weining Krembung Sidoarjo

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The students are answering the qeustions during the National Exam.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

10 Apr Tilem Sasih Kedasa Pura Tanah Lot K ediri Tabanan Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang Canggi Batuan Pura Pasek Pertukangan K ediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi Pura Masceti Sanding Tampaksiring

Pura Luhur Batur Pucangan Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Banjar Basang Tamiang Kapal Pura Dalem Bias Muntig B anjar Nyuh Desa Ped Nusa Penida Pura Khayangan Tiga Batur Bangli Pura Batur Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Luhur Bhujangga Canggu Kuta Pura Kawitan Kayu Selem Tampuryang Batur Kintamani 14 Apr Redite Pon Medangsia Pura Agung Petilan Pengrebongan Kesiman Denpasar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kesiut Kangin Krambitan Tabanan 15 Apr Soma Wage Medangsia Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh Pura Pasek Babakan Gianyar 16 Apr Anggara Kasih Medangsia Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba Yogaloka Sumur Lampung Selatan Pura Luhur Bukit Pecatu Kuta Pura Penataran Agung - Jukut Paku Singakerta Ubud Pura Andakasa Karangasem Pura Goa Lawah Klungkung Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi Pura Suralya Banda Klungkung Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang Bangli Pura Gaduh Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Pasek Gaduh-Klating Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung Pura Dalem Banyuning Banyuning Barat Buleleng Pura Puseh (Odalan Sepen) Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng Tampakasiring Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Khayangan) B anjar Menak Tulikup Gianyar Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud

Pura Segara & Pura Pabean Ketewel 17 Apr Buda Umanis Medangsia Pura Desa Purancak Jembrana Pura Dalem Dauma Batuan Sukawati Pura Nataran Kacang Dawa Klungkung Bhatara Gede Apol Ubung Denpasar Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan Klungkung Pura Khayangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Kebontinguh Denbatasa Tabanan Pura Dalem Sukahet Klungkung Pura Dalem Muaspahit Manikan Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman - Dukuh Kendran Tegallalang Pura Desa Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Sahab Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Cemara Desa Serangan Denpasar 18 Apr Wraspati Paing Medangsia Pura Ulun Suwi Banjar Senapahan Kediri Tabanan Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Desa Bitra Gianyar 21 Apr Redite Keliwon Pujut Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran mengwi 25 Apr Purnama Sasih Jiyestha Pura Segara Lombok Pura Dalem Taman Peguyangan Denpasar Pura Dwijawarsa Malang Jatim Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Puncak Tinggah Angsri Baturiti Tabanan Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Desa Jatiluwih Penebel Pura Kawitan Batur Pande Tonja Tonja Denpasar Pura Penyungsungan Pasek Tohjiwa Wanagiri Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Penataran Agung Desa Sidemen Karangasem Pura Samuan Tiga Desa Bedulu Gianyar 26 Apr Sukra keliwon Pujut Pura Hyang Tibha Desa Batuan Sukawati 28 Apr Redite Paing Pahang Merajan Pasek Sadra Peguyangan Badung

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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Science

Thursday, April 25, 2013

International

TOURNEMIRE, France - A long slow retreat from nuclear power in France or indecision over policy could be very risky as skilled staff retire and young people reject careers with an uncertain future, the state-funded atomic safety research institute said. If France does decide to pull out of atomic energy it should follow Germany’s example and do it quickly, or face operating with inadequate personnel, said Jacques Repussard, who heads the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN). “You can’t spread the exit of nuclear over half a century. It’s very dangerous,” he said, adding that this consideration partly explained Germany’s decision to opt for a fast exit to avoid a loss of skills. France’s state-owned utility EDF, which operates its 58 nuclear reactors, faces a wave of retirements and will have to replace half its nuclear staff by 2017-18. While Socialist President Francois Hollande has undertaken to cut the country’s reliance on atomic energy to 50 percent of electricity consumption by 2025, from 75 percent now, he has not made clear what would happen after that date. “If, in the next 10 years, there is no clarity on what the future of nuclear energy will be, we will inevitably see a trend in our universities of young people saying: ‘I don’t want to do that line of work’,” Repussard told Reuters in an interview at one of its research centers in the south of France. As part of the reduction drive in France, the world’s most nuclear-

reliant country, the government has announced that Fessenheim in the east, its oldest nuclear plant, will shut by the end of 2016. While the government has allowed EDF to pursue building its first next-generation nuclear reactor in Flamanville in northwestern France, it abandoned the previous government’s project to build another reactor at Penly in Normandy. Germany decided to shut all its nuclear reactors by 2022, in a policy reversal drafted in a rush after Japan’s Fukushima disaster in March 2011.

REUTERS/Charles Platiau

General view of the operating nuclear power plant in Flamanville, north-western France, January 17, 2013.

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Bali Post

DENPASAR - Option of the subsidized fuel price hike planned by government reaching IDR 6,500 per liter is predicted to trigger inflation and social conflicts in society. Hence, the option of government to raise the fuel price is expected no to burden small communities.

CONSIDERABLE RISKS “It was criticized and we asked ourselves how they would do it... But it’s wise because doing it slowly means taking considerable risks with the last operating reactors, as finding skilled subcontractors and companies manufacturing certain parts (could become problematic),” Repussard said. But he admitted that France, where nuclear reactors are on average 26 years old, would never consider a fast exit even though this would be the safest approach if it decided to stop building new reactors or conducting research. Another issue for the government to consider, he said, was that generic defects would probably appear in several reactors at around the same time, leading them to stop working abruptly. This echoed comments earlier this month by Pierre-Franck Chevet, the head of France’s nuclear safety agency, who said the country needed to ensure there was enough available electricity generation capacity to cope with the sudden outage of 5 to 10 nuclear reactors.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fuel price hike has risk to kindle inflation

Slow is scary if France quits nuclear : state institute Reuters

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A robot is pictured in front of the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey as part of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots in London April 23, 2013.

Campaigners call for ban on “killer robots” Reuters

The Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Mahasaraswati (Unmas) Denpasar, Wayan Sujana, questioned whether the policy taken by government could touch or improve the people’s welfare. It was feared the model applied by government would give small success. For example, the price disparity between the subsidized fuel for motorcycles and public transportation at IDR 4,500 per liter and consumption of private vehicle at the range of IDR 6,500 per liter naturally raised a suspicions and eventually emerged speculators. It tended to fail the goal of improving the people’s welfare. In terms of macro economy, the most concerned of the fuel price hike was about the psychological aspect. Sometimes people that were not touched directly by the price hike would raise their own price. For instance, the rising food prices would be in line with the rise in fuel price. Moreover, Indonesia

having just stabilized the prices of basic needs such as onions and garlic was taken advantage by the community or merchants. “It is a kind of irrational imitative behavior. This moment is very vulnerable to be exploited for price hike of various commodities. Similarly, it is prone to be used for political element to put down the government,” he said. Admittedly, the policy of government in the matter of fuel price hike was very difficult. On the one side, the quota of subsidized fuel was limited, while on the other side the mindset of Indonesian society had been formed that fuel was people’s right so that the price should not be increased. As a result, whatever the measure taken by government it would surely have a risk. Meanwhile, an economist doubling as Rector of the Undiknas University, Prof. Sri Darma, DBA, said the policy of increasing the fuel price was really dilemmatic.

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Option of the subsidized fuel price hike planned by government reaching IDR 6,500 per liter is predicted to trigger inflation and social conflicts in society. On the one hand, the fuel price hike was obliged to be undertaken considering the high price of crude oil and to prepare the nation to enter the ASEAN economic

community in 2015 and globalization in 2020. On the other hand, the fuel price hike would have an impact on extraordinary inflation and be burdensome to lower

Pedophiliac case

Vogle sentenced to three years in prison Bali Post

LONDON - Machines with the ability to attack targets without any human intervention must be banned before they are developed for use on the battlefield, campaigners against “killer robots” urged on Tuesday. The weapons, which could be ready for use within the next 20 years, would breach a moral and ethical boundary that should never be crossed, said Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, of the “Campaign To Stop Killer Robots”. “If war is reduced to weapons attacking without human beings in control, it is going to be civilians who are going to bear the brunt of warfare,” said Williams, who won the 1997 peace prize for her work on banning landmines. Weapons such as remotely piloted drones are already used by some armed forces and companies are working on developing systems with a greater level of autonomy in flight and operation. “We already have a certain amount of autonomy,” said Noel Sharkey, professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Sheffield. “I think we are already there. If you asked me to go and make an autonomous killer robot today, I could do it. I could have you one here in a

few days,” he told reporters. But the technology is a long way off being able to distinguish between a soldier and a civilian. “The idea of a robot being asked to exercise human judgment seems ridiculous to me,” Sharkey told Reuters. “The whole idea of robots in the battlefield muddies the waters of accountability from my perspective as a roboticist,” he added.

NO INTENTION The British government has always said it has no intention of developing such technology. “There are no plans to replace skilled military personnel with fully autonomous systems,” a Ministry of Defense spokesman told Reuters.

“Although the Royal Navy does have defensive systems, such as Phalanx, which can be used in an automatic mode to protect personnel and ships from enemy threats like missiles, a human operator oversees the entire engagement,” the spokesman added. But the organizers of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots say Britain’s rejection of fully autonomous weapons is not yet watertight. “We’re concerned that there is a slide towards greater autonomy on the battlefield and unless we draw a clear line in the sand now, we may end up walking into acceptance of fully autonomous weapons,” said Thomas Nash, director of non-governmental organization Article 36.

classes so that poverty would increase. If only the middle class realized the cross-subsidy policy, the inflation rate was believed not to be high. (kmb28)

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Jan Jacobus Vogle, 50, a resident of the Netherlands becoming the defendant in the case of underage sexual abuse (pedophile) was sentenced to three years in prison by the judges in the trial of the case in the Singaraja District Court, Tuesday (Apr 23).

SINGARAJA - Jan Jacobus Vogle, 50, a resident of the Netherlands becoming the defendant in the case of underage sexual abuse (pedophile) was sentenced to three years in prison by the judges in the trial of the case in the Singaraja District Court, Tuesday (Apr 23). In addition, the defendant was also charged with IDR 60 million fine and subsidiary punishment of one month confinement. The trial led by the judge Sri Hariyani last Tuesday was attended by dozens of residents of Enjung Sanghyang hamlet, Kaliasem village, Banjar subdistrict. Some of them were witnesses in the trial. They brought some posters that essentially asked to release Vogle because they considered him innocent. By the judges, the defendant Vogle was legally assessed to have persuaded the underage children and performed obscene acts. It was considered to violate Article 82 of Law No. 23/2002 on Child Protection. As the aggravating factors, the defendant was considered to have resulted in deep trauma to victims. Meanwhile, as a mitigating consideration the defendant often did charity. After the trial, Vogle had consulted to his attorney, Geoffrey Nanuliatta. After consulting, his attorney stated to think about taking further legal action. Meanwhile, the prosecutor I Putu Ambara also said if he was still thinking about it. In that case, Jan Jacobus Vogle was reported to Buleleng Police for the allegation of having committed sexual abuse against four minors, where they respectively had the initial RM, AW, SA and MH, residents of Kaliasem village, Banjar subdistrict. (kmb15)


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International

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CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro named a new acting head of its U.S. diplomatic mission in Washington on Tuesday and sent an offer of dialogue after attacking the United States for “interference” in a row over his election.

The officer of Denpasar Helath Department carry out fogging to prevent the dengue fever

Dengue fever in Denpasar rises Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Transitional season taking place today should be alerted. Development of infectious diseases such as dengue fever, typhoid and Upper Respiratory Infection (ISPA) increases when entering the transitional season. Like dengue fever, this disease especially in Denpasar has increased from month to month. Based on data of Wangaya Hospital, during the year 2013 until April are recorded 609 cases of dengue fever. In terms of monthly cases, the average new dengue fever handled by Wangaya Hospital has risen in January reaching 111 new cases, February (157 cases), March (160 cases) and April until Tuesday (Apr 23) was recorded 182 new cases of dengue fever treated in Wangaya Hospital. This increase, according to the Head of Denpasar Health Agency, Luh Putu Sri Armini, when met on Tuesday (Apr 23) was in accordance with the development curve of dengue fever in previous years. “Indeed, if viewed from the case in previous years, the dengue fever will

always go up starting in January and reaches the peak in May,” said Armini. Despite an increase, according to Armini, it was not significant and not included in the case of an outbreak. Nevertheless, Armini appealed to the public to remain vigilant, especially against a puddle because the larvae of Aedes aegypti mosquito serving as the vector were very fond of living in stagnant water. “Aside from puddles, the water containers at home should also be watched out,” said Armini. To monitor the development of larvae, the Denpasar Municipality deployed about 473 larvae monitor officers where each hamlet had one officer and one coordinator at each village. Meanwhile, according to an internist in Wangaya Hospital, Made Wirama Diyana, in the transitional

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season the dengue fever or other infectious disease would have outbreak, so that keeping the immune system was very important. “If the immune system is good, then the potential for infectious disease such as dengue fever is very small,” he said. Diyana added that dengue fever belonged to infectious disease that could not be predicted and suddenly could cause bleeding. On that account, if experiencing a fever, the public should be vigilant. The sooner to do consulting, the better would be. “On average, people have checked out themselves when the fever enters the third day. It is better than checking it when entering the eighth or ninth day,” said Diyana. Generally for dengue fever, when entering the sixth and seventh day, the fever would go down. It did not necessarily mean if the disease recovered because the decreasing fever indicated the decrease in platelets has reached critical stage. “Usually, the patients of dengue fever are getting treatment at hospital for 3-4 days,” he said. (san)

Disputes between Venezuela and the United States were common during Hugo Chavez’s 14-year socialist rule of Venezuela, leaving both nations without ambassadors in each other’s capitals. Maduro, who won an election this month to replace Chavez after his death from cancer, has wavered between reaching out to the U.S. government and condemning its policies in the same uncompromising terms as his predecessor. In an address on live on TV, Maduro called for “respect” and “dialogue” while naming Calixto Ortega, an ally and member of Venezuela’s delegation to the Latin American parliament, to the post of charge d’affaires in Washington. “We want to have the best ties with all the world’s governments, and the U.S. government, but on the basis of respect. There can be no threats,” said Maduro. Last week, Maduro blasted the United States for “brutal” and “vulgar” meddling in supporting opposition calls for a vote recount after the April 14 election. Maduro won the vote by less than 2 percent, leaving opposition leader Henrique Capriles

fuming at what he said were thousands of irregularities that skewed the result. “As we don’t have ambassadors, we have for a while been considering naming a new charge d’affaires to our embassy in Washington,” Maduro said. “I have decided to name Calixto Ortega so that dialogue with U.S. society may increase, with the universities, the academic world, the social and union world, the Afro-American community, the Latino community, Congress, senators, representatives, the economic, trade and energy sectors.” Despite the years of diplomatic spats, oil has continued to flow north unabated. Venezuela, an OPEC member with the world’s largest oil reserves, sends between 900,000 and one million barrels per day to the United States, its biggest export market. “We hope one day to have respectful relations with the United States, a dialogue between equals, state-to-state,” Maduro said. “Sooner rather than later, the elites running the United States will have to realize there is a new, independent, sovereign and dignified Latin America.”

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LONDON (AP) — Recession may just be a word. But in Britain it may become a habit — and a dangerous one at that. It’s possible that official figures on first quarter economic growth, to be released Thursday, could put the country back in reces-

sion, and tension is building. Although economists on average expect growth of 0.1 percent on the quarter, they warn it would take the smallest statistical variation to put the figure in negative territory. That would place the country in recession, technically defined as two consecutive quarters of economic

For seven years, the construction project of Sanjiwani Hospital has been dormant and it makes the Gianyar Regent Anak Agung Gde Bharata furious. The project budgeted at his tenure in 2006 worth IDR 500 million has not been accomplished so far. The building planned for the operational room of the Indonesian Red Cross and laboratory was only in the form of

standing concrete poles, and has not been completed. On Tuesday (Apr 23), the regent with his entourage inspected the Sanjiwani Hospital and saw in person the dormant building project. For seven years, after he completed his service as a regent, the project seemed to have never been allocated in the Regional Budget so that the project could only be completed up to the construction of poles and plates only. “The building is

not completed because it was not coordinated with the subsequent budget,” explained the Division Head of Medical Support, Anak Agung Gde Suputra, accompanying the Managing Director of Sanjiwani Hospital, IGN Suwastika. Suputra added the building construction planned for three-story was currently in the bidding process in the Procurement Services Unit (ULP) of Gianyar County. Continuation of the dormant project was budgeted IDR

3.9 billion. The first floor would be used for radiology room with an area of 478.5 m2, second floor for laboratory (412.5 m2) and Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) and third floor meeting room (412.5 m2). There were several buildings to be demolished including the Radiology building, laboratory, medical rehab, midwifery and polyclinic. It was confirmed that some of those buildings would be demolished considering their condition was not

feasible, and the most important was to maximize the health service to community. Meanwhile, the Regent Agung Bharata who heard the explanation directly from the hospital management claimed that he did not want to make mistake for the second time. At that time, construction of the building was budgeted at IDR 500 million and expected it could be realized promptly so that people could get maximal health care. (kmb16)

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In this photo taken Friday, April 5, 2013, volunteer Margaret Tobin checks items off a list of food to give out at a food bank in St Luke’s Church in the West Norwood area of London, Friday, April 5, 2013.

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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro raises his fist during a swearing ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 22, 2013. President Maduro was sworn in on Monday to his cabinet, which kept many of the employees it inherited from the late president Hugo Chavez.

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KPI accuses govt of being unserious to protect seafarers Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006 that will be imposed by force throughout the world effective in August 2013 has not been ratified by the Indonesian government. If the implementation of the MLC expected to provide protection and fulfillment of the rights of seafarers had not been ratified, said Chairman of the Indonesian Seafarers Union (KPI) Bali, Dewa Nyoman Budiarsa, Indonesia would be threatened to be imposed with international sanctions and the seafarers from Indonesia would not be protected. In response to such condition, the KPI also accused the government of being unserious to protect the Indonesian seafarers. “Why has the MLC not been ratified whereas it will be enacted this August? This suggests that our government does not protect the fate of seafarers seriously,” he said when met in Denpasar, Tuesday (Apr 23). According to him, there were some negative impacts if the MLC was not immediately ratified. The most affected would be the seafarers themselves. They would not get adequate protection and only became a commodity because there was no rule on the recruitment system or placement of the Indonesian migrant workers (seafarers) overseas. “Since there is no governing agency, the seafarers will become the object of exploitation as happens today. When departing, they will be charged a fee reaching tens of millions. Ironically, it is considered legitimate by the government. It is a modus and trafficking practice when there is a sale to get job opportunities,” he said. Aside from seafarers, the affected party would also the recruitment agency of the seafarers. In international shipping, they would not be recognized as a manning agency and deemed unqualified. “Such condition will open an opportunity for foreign agency or sponsor to come into Indonesia. As it is now, most large manning agencies operating in Indonesia are foreign companies. They will make the local manning agencies go bankrupt,” he said. “In addition, if the MLC has not been ratified, Indonesia will be exposed to international sanctions. The Indonesian-flagged ships will be banned from the countries that have ratified the MLC. In effect, many companies with the Indonesian-flagged vessels will change the flag to the flag of another country. It will have an impact on the seafarers. There is stipulation governing that a particular percent of the seafarers should be employed in accordance the flag. It is no longer valid if the Indonesian ship changes its flag,” he said. With the adverse impacts to seafarers, the KPI encouraged the government to ratify the MLC 2006 because it would give protection to seafarers. “MLC will give more bargaining power and protection to seafarers. Therefore, the government should immediately ratify it. Sectoral ego in each department must be removed,” he said. In the near future, the KPI would also send a letter to the National Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) to issue regulation that was very urgent in addressing the MLC 2006. For instance, it was regarding the arrangement of recruitment system and placement of the Indonesian migrant workers overseas working as seafarer. (kmb29)

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contraction. Another recession — the third since the 2008 financial crisis — is already being referred to with foreboding in the media as a “Triple Dip.” Experts warn that its confirmation would create a wave of negative media attention that would scare consumers away from spending, feeding into a vicious cycle that has the economy flat-lining. “It’s psychological — this is all psychological,” said Cary Cooper, a professor at Lancaster University Management School. “It’s about the message that those figures send to consumers and small businesses.” The government desperately wants a strong number to justify its increasingly criticized policy of painful spending cuts. But recent indicators on Britain’s economy, the third-largest in the 27-country EU after Germany and France, have been disappointing. Inflation is rising, cutting into people’s standard of living. Unemployment is up. Two international ratings agencies have downgraded the country’s credit grade from the top level AAA, warning about the government’s fiscal policies.

Amnesty criticizes Haiti over evictions from camps Associated Press Writer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti has violated international human rights obligations by failing to protect people who have been forced to leave the impromptu settlements that sprang up in the Caribbean nation after the 2010 earthquake, a global advocacy group said Tuesday. A report by Amnesty International said it found that thousands of displaced people have been evicted from public spaces and private properties. People kicked out of settlements find themselves “further marginalized and driven deeper into poverty,” it said. The government of President Michel Martelly has condoned the evictions led by mayors, police officers and others, the report charged. “They are tolerated by the state and carried out in total impunity by state agents and private individuals or groups (non-state actors) alike,” it said. Amnesty said it wrote to Martelly, the prime minister and mayors of two cities that have seen evictions in an effort to arrange meetings with them, but the requests were declined

or went unanswered. Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe told The Associated Press Monday night that there were “some” landowners who were responsible for forced evictions but it was not something the government endorsed. “We don’t believe in forced evictions,” Lamothe said by telephone. “There are some private owners that do it, but the government itself does not condone that.” Lamothe cited a governmentled effort that pays rental subsidies to camp residents. He said it has “relocated over 1.2 million people and has respected their lives and in a peaceful matter. Our policy is respecting their lives and relocating them in a peaceful manner.” The post-quake encampments became symbolic of the widespread devastation caused by the January 2010 earthquake, which toppled thousands of buildings and killed more than 300,000 people. The number of people still living in camps has become a barometer of the success or failure of how to house Haitians, though it’s unclear what happens to most people after they leave the formal camps.


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Head of French hotel group Accor sacked

DENPASAR - The Denpasar Social and Labor Agency raided large companies on Tuesday (Apr 23) by deploying a team. Such a raid targeting two major companies aimed to provide comfort and safety for the workers and companies. The Head of Denpasar Social and Labor Agency, I Made Erwin Suryadarma Sena, accompanied by the Division Head of Industrial Relations and Labor Social Insurance (Jamsostek), Luh Sandyawati, said his party had assigned a supervising team to check large companies whether they had used lift, lightning rod, power to protect workers and the company itself because there were companies, supermarkets, hotels and restaurants that were rarely examined their equipments such as the elevator, transporter, electrical installation, pressure vessels, fire hydrant, fire alarm, escalator, conveyance or lightning rod. According to Erwin Suryadarma, checking of the equipments was intended to know whether they could work properly or not. In

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PARIS - The chairman and chief executive of French hotel group Accor has been sacked by the company’s board and replaced by a trio of executives, the company said on Tuesday. In a statement after an emergency board meeting, Accor said board members had taken note of reservations by Denis Hennequin on company strategy and “had thus unanimously put an end to his mandate effective April 23, 2013.” The board of Accor -- Europe’s biggest hotel group and owner of chains Ibis, Mercure and Sofitel -- is dominated by private equity groups Colony Capital and Eurozeo which have grown increasingly dissatisfied with Hennequin, a celebrated French executive hired away from Mc Donalds Europe two years ago. The impending eviction of Hennequin had been reported by several media sources for days and sent shares in Accor tumbling two percent on Tuesday despite the market soaring more than 3 percent overall. Centre to the rift between Hennequin and his board was a strategy demanded by Colony and Eurozeo for Accor to unload its property holdings in order to turn itself into a hotel franchise business. Hennequin was carrying out this mandate, but not fast enough for the activist funds that together own about 20 percent of Accor. Analysts at Barclays said tensions had grown too great between the entrepreneurial minded Hennequin and activist fund managers seeking quick financial performance. Hennequin had himself replaced the previous chief executive Gilles Pelisson who was also suddenly sacked in 2010. Hennequin “will be replaced by a transition leadership of Philippe Citerne as chairman, Sebastian Bazin as deputy chairman and Yann Caillere as chief executive,” the company said.

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the examination was found the equipment that could no longer work properly, so that the company should promptly repair or replace it with the new one for the safety of employees, visitors and the company itself. “Supporting equipment of the company should be checked every year. If they are not feasible to be used and the company is not willing to replace or repair it, we will not give permission,” said Erwin Suryadarma. Erwin Suryadarma explained, this year his party would check the large companies in the city of Denpasar amounting to 82 companies, whether the feasibility of facilities for the comfort and safety of workers existing in the companies were in good condition. “In the inspection made on Tuesday (Apr 23), we would like to know whether the elevators

or other supporting equipment need to be rechecked pursuant to the rules. Companies must check them annually. Otherwise, they will harm the workers and the company itself,” he explained. He further revealed that checking to the supporting equipment of the company would be carried out in stages and team up with a third party. Companies whose completeness and feasibility of supporting equipment had been checked were PT Federal International at Jalan Gatot Subroto No.18 D Denpasar and PT Astra International Tbk. at Jalan Cokroaminoto No. 80 Denpasar. Aside from checking the facilities and infrastructure of the company, the agency also provided coaching toward the company agreement. “If the company does not have such an agreement, we expect it should be made because the agreement is very important for the company to enable the harmonious relationship between the workers and the company,” said former Spokesperson of Denpasar Municipality. (kmb27)

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Three Indigenous Wisdoms in Human-Animal relation

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In this Tuesday, April 16, 2013, photo, a worker assembles a vehicle on an assembly line at Ford factory in Chongqing, China Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Ford Motor Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

German business optimism falls Associated Press

FRANKFURT — A key measure of German business optimism fell in April, suggesting Europe’s biggest economy might not be rebounding as expected and likely putting more pressure on the European Central Bank to cut interest rates. The Ifo institute said Wednesday that its index fell to 104.4 points from 106.7 in March. Market analysts had expected a more modest decline to 106.2. Germany has been one of the more resilient economies in the 17-country eurozone in recent years. A slowdown in its economy, which accounts for 28 percent of the currency bloc’s total output, would make it harder for the region to

climb out of recession. The German economy shrank 0.6 percent in the last three months of 2012. Most economists expected it to grow this year, but those predictions have been shaken this week by a weak survey of activity in the manufacturing sector. The chief of the Ifo’s survey, Kai Carstensen, said the index remained at a high level but showed increased doubts about the future. “The

German economy is taking a breather.” That could make officials at the ECB more inclined to cut interest rates to support growth. “Resistance to a rate cut will be crumbling,” Christian Schulz, an analyst at Berenberg Bank in London. The ECB’s 23-member governing council has discussed cutting rates, but held off because officials think another cut from the record low of 0.75 percent would do little good. Rates are already low but the cheap financing is not reaching many companies because troubled banks in some parts of the eurozone are reluctant to lend.

Nature is so kind to its dwellers, namely plants, animal and human. It has provided all things or sustenance required for the survival around the clock. All require the presence of one another. However, human being is the most determining elements among the three because he is the only creature bestowed with the capability of thinking. One of the basic principles in Hinduism is the belief in the soul. All creatures are brought to life by vital energy or soul (atman). It represents the fragment of God (Brahman). Since material body bonds them, they could not identify their pure self. Human being endowed with power, words and mind has dominant role in maintaining the relations. He considers God dwells inside all creatures. On that account, he respects them all as equal creation. Animal particularly cattle, for instance, has helped human being in living their life. Cow has provided him with the power to plough his soil in the rice field or garden, milk for children and adult, and its dung for fertilizing the soil. Meanwhile, other cattle give human some eggs or fleshes. As a means of thanksgiving, Hindu devotees in Bali celebrate a day in 210 days as special ceremony to their cattle. It is called Tumpek Kandang falling on Saturday Kliwon Wuku Uye. On that day, the Hindus in Bali will celebrate it by presenting some oblations showing a deep gratitude for being given with the energy assistance, healthy drink or delicious food. The same respect is given to cultivated plants that are honored through Tumpek

Pengatag or Bubuh (Saturday Kliwon Wariga) and human itself has birthday (otonan) celebrated once in 210 days on the same day as his birth, not birthdate (on the same date). From the morning, girls or household mothers will be busy preparing everything for the ritual. It would be a great chance if you could see the Balinese perform the procession. Since human being has a mind, there is an opportunity for him to get reunion with God because he can think and learn about God. This denotes another belief of Hinduism,

namely moksha. Meanwhile, animal and plant do not have this opportunity. However, human being can provide help for this purpose in order the soul of animal and plant can reach higher level in their next life. Dharma Caruban manuscript describes the correct way to slaughter animals and to take plants for the use of rituals. Before slaughtering them, they are given particular mantra in the hope they could reach higher level of life in the next reincarnation. This treatment is equally given to any plants, fish (ekapada), fowl (dwipada) and four-legged

animals (catur pada). Regarding to this human-animal relation, there is another manuscript, namely Darmaning Pemaculan or Shri Tattwa, describing about spiritual farming-related activities, ranging from how to build different sizes of dam, land cultivation and plant’s disease eradication to rituals held in each phase of the activity. In handling plant’s disease, local farmers remain to say prayers in order God or His manifestation keeps the animal properly, not disturb the plants. As the compensation for the animals, devotees will present

proper food (lelabaan). Otherwise, the farmers will set up trap or natural poison. When getting in touch with human life, all animals are treated as God’s creation and communication maintained. Human offers thanksgiving oblation for the help extended; invocation for better life when animals are in use for rituals ingredients; acknowledgment and repressive action to plant diseases if they attack human plants. In short, he remains to give proper treatment as equal God’s creation. (BTN/punia)

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Balinese people gave thank to animal during Tumpek Kandang celebration. As a means of thanksgiving, Hindu devotees in Bali celebrate a day in 210 days as special ceremony to their cattle. It is called Tumpek Kandang falling on Saturday Kliwon Wuku Uye.


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WHO says new bird strain is “one of most lethal” flu viruses Reuters

BEIJING - A new strain of bird flu that has killed 22 people in China is “one of the most lethal” of its kind and is more easily transmissible to humans than an earlier strain that has killed hundreds around the world since 2003, a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Wednesday. The H7N9 virus has infected 108 people in China since it was first detected in March, according to the Geneva-based WHO. Although it is not clear exactly how people have been infected, WHO experts see no evidence so far of the most worrisome scenario - sustained transmission between people. An international team of experts led by the WHO and the Chinese government conducted a five-day investigation in China, but said they were no closer to determining whether the virus could become transmissible between people. Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s assistant director-general for health security, said “the situation remains complex and difficult and evolving. “When we look at influenza viruses, this is an unusually dangerous virus for humans,” Fukuda said at a briefing, also naming the

previous H5N1 strain that killed 30 of the 45 people infected in China between 2003 and 2013. Although the H7N9 strain in the current outbreak has a lower fatality rate to date, he added: “This is definitely one of the most lethal influenza viruses that we’ve seen so far.” Fukuda stressed that the team is still at the beginning of its investigation and that “we may just be seeing the most serious infections” at this point. The team of experts said what was mystifying about the latest virus is the absence of visible illness in poultry, “making it harder to track and control”. Fukuda also said that based on the evidence, “this virus is more easily transmissible from poultry to humans than (the) H5N1” virus, which has killed 371 people globally since 2003.

Ho Pak-leung, an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Hong Kong, noted in the British Medical Journal that in the two months since it was first detected, the H7N9 flu has already resulted in almost twice as many confirmed infections in China as H5N1 caused there in a decade. Besides the initial cases of H7N9 in and around Shanghai, others have been detected in Beijing and five provinces. Samples from chickens, ducks and pigeons from poultry markets have tested positive for the H7N9 virus, but those from migratory birds have not, said Nancy Cox, director of the influenza division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “At least we can now understand the likely source of infection is poultry,” Cox said.

Bangladesh factory building collapse kills over 70, injures hundreds Reuters

DHAKA - An eight-storey block housing factories and a shopping center collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital on Wednesday, killing more than 70 people and injuring hundreds, a government official said. Fire fighters and army personnel worked frantically through the morning at the Rana Plaza building in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka, to rescue people trapped inside. One fireman told Reuters that about 2,000 people were in the building when the upper floors jolted down on top of each other. Bangladesh’s booming garment industry has been plagued by fires and other accidents for years, despite a drive to improve safety standards. In November last year, 112 workers were killed in a blaze at a factory in an industrial suburb of Dhaka. “It looks like an earthquake has struck here,” said one resident as he looked on at the chaotic scene of smashed concrete and ambulances making their way through the crowds of workers and wailing relatives of those still inside. “I was at work on the third floor, and then suddenly I heard a deafening sound, but couldn’t understand what was happening. I ran and was hit by something on my head,” said Sohra Begum a worker at one of the garment factories. M.M. Niazuddin, the government’s health secretary, told Reuters that at least 76 people were confirmed dead. Another official said hundreds were being treated for injuries.

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A farmer walks past baskets of newly hatched ducklings in a hatch room at a poultry egg trading market in Wuzhen town, Tongxiang, Zhejiang province April 18, 2013.

The group has also previously claimed credit for hacking the websites of Sky News Arabia and Al-Jazeera Mobile. On Saturday, social media accounts connected to CBS News programs “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours” were also targeted. A tweet on the @60Minutes Twitter account stated: “Exclusive: Terror is striking the #USA and #Obama is shamelessly in bed with Al-Qaeda.” The post was later deleted, with CBS News saying: “We have experienced problems on Twitter accounts of @60Minutes & @48Hours; We apologize for the inconvenience; Twitter is resolving issues.” The Syrian Electronic Army had also claimed responsibility for hacking the Twitter account of world football supremo Sepp Blatter. Blatter, the president of football’s global governing body FIFA, was targeted in a series of bogus tweets which announced he was stepping down because of corruption charges. AP spokesman Paul Colford said the news cooperative is working with Twitter to investigate the issue. The AP has disabled its other Twitter accounts following the attack, Colford added. The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the hack. This couldn’t be corroborated. The SEA has taken credit for a string of Web attacks on media targets it sees as sympathetic to Syria’s rebels. Among the targets the group claims to have hacked are Twitter feeds of Al-Jazeera English and the BBC.

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INDONESIA Islamic games moved to Jakarta Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - The Islamic Solidarity Games have been shifted to the Indonesian capital Jakarta after plans to hold the event in a city on Sumatra island collapsed in disarray, an official said Wednesday. Labourers protesting at not being paid in full have shuttered the main stadium in the city of Pekanbaru, and the local governor has little power to resolve the dispute as he is embroiled in a string of corruption scandals. The games, which will bring together some 5,000 athletes from member countries of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, had already been postponed from last June until later this year due to the problems. But Sports Minister Roy Suryo has now decided the games will take place in Jakarta from September 22 to October 1, said Hifni Hasan, an official from the organising committee. “After consultation with officials,

the sports minister decided to hold the games in Jakarta,” he said. The Pekanbaru stadium has been closed for several weeks by subcontractors hired to upgrade it who are complaining that they are owed 400 billion rupiah ($41.2 million). Hasan said that funding was on its way to them. Rusli Zainal, the governor of Riau province of which Pekanbaru is the capital, is under investigation in several corruption cases so is limited in what he can do to resolve the crisis, said Hasan. “As a corruption suspect, the governor cannot make decisions, cannot disburse funds... it’s a huge obstacle

to the games,” he added. None of the corruption cases involve the games themselves, according to the country’s anti-graft agency. Zainal is still in his job as he has not yet been indicted. It is the latest embarrassment for Indonesia in its efforts to host big sporting events after two people were killed in a stampede at a Jakarta stadium in the Southeast Asian Games football final in November, 2011. The 2009 edition of the Islamic games, which include football, badminton, and archery, was also postponed and later cancelled over a dispute between Arab countries and Iran over the name of a waterway.

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and which has only the bare bones of a welfare system. The new plans will see the price of petrol for private cars rise by more than 40 percent as soon as next month, Energy Minister Jero Wacik announced in the past week, conceding that it would affect poorer citizens. “If there is a change in the fuel price, of course it will have an impact on inflation, and this is when it will hit the poor,” he said.Lawmakers voted down a price rise last year in the face of nationwide protests, despite having been expected to pass it. The government is more confident it will go through this time, after changing the rules so that a parliamentary vote is no longer needed. But the move comes at a difficult time for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, with elections looming and his Democratic Party embroiled in a string of corruption scandals. “The equation is simple -- a fuel hike means lower popularity for the government because prices are the voters’ number one concern,” Kuskridho Ambardi, a political analyst from Gadjah Mada University, told AFP. Indonesia’s addiction to cheap fuel stems from the days of dictator Suharto, who used subsidies to shore up support for his repressive regime. A petrol price hike in 1998 was one of the triggers for student riots which led to his downfall.More recent attempts to cut the subsidies in Indonesia have

also been fraught. The popularity of President Yudhoyono’s government plummeted as he gradually hiked prices between 2005 and 2008. It only started to recover when he partially rolled back the increases towards the end of 2008. Now the government is again steeling itself to tackle the thorny issue. The price of fuel has been kept at 4,500 rupiah ($0.46) a litre since 2008, about half its actual current value and one of the cheapest in Asia. Under the new plan it is expected to go up to around 6,500 rupiah for private cars. Ministers hope to temper resistance by keeping full subsidies for motorcycles and public transport, used by many in the sprawling, archipelago nation of 240 million.The announcement nevertheless sparked immediate anger from unions, which are threatening to organise protests on May 1. Economists have also lambasted it as a half-measure which will not make a big impact on subsidies they blame for a widening current account deficit that is threatening growth.“The government only has the guts to hike the price for cars, the safest move it can make for now,” energy analyst Pri Agung Rakhmanto told AFP. Fuel subsidies have been a problem for many emerging Asian nations, with countries from India to Malaysia having faced huge pressure from their citizens to keep them at high levels, even as global oil prices surged.

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Myanmar President Thein Sein, right, holds talks with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yuhoyono, left, during their meeting at Presidential House Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Yudhoyono urges Myanmar Government seeks to tackle explosive fuel subsidies to continue reconciliatin

JAKARTA - Government pledge to reduce generous fuel subsidies which will push up prices for motorists has taken it onto politically treacherous ground before elections in 2014. With mounting concern over the economic damage being wrought by an energy subsidy which gobbles up more than 16 percent of the state budget, the government has set out plans to raise fuel prices for the first time in five years.It is hoping to avoid sparking social unrest or damaging its chances at the polls, but there are already fears that the hike will not just hit the increasing number of motorists in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. The move could also push up inflation across the board due to the higher cost of transporting goods. “I know the price of meat, flour, everything will go up too. This is very important for me,” Hadi Sukamto, who sells noodles at a street stall in downtown Jakarta, told AFP. “Office workers would think twice before buying my noodles, and would rather bring lunch from home.” Fuel subsidies have been a flashpoint issue for decades in Indonesia, and lowering them in the past has led to nationwide protests. Subsidised fuel is regarded as one of the few government handouts for millions in a country where half the population still lives on under $2 a day

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MYANMAR - Visiting Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono met with Myanmar President U Thein Sein in the Myanmar presidential palace Tuesday and asked the country to continue conducting reconciliation of the ethnic Rohingya, Indonesian foreign minister said. “President specifically touches on Rohingya issue and urges Myanmar to continue doing reconciliation on the ethnic concerned,” Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said in Yangon on Tuesday. Marty also said that Indonesia is ready to support the reconciliation purpose. The president has even invited the state-owned enterprises (BUMN) to participate in the reconciliation effort by making investment in the Myanmar’s conflicting area. According to Marty, the two presidents also had exchange of views and Indonesia supports Myanmar in seeking solution of the communal problem. In addition, President Yudhoyono expressed an appreciation on the development of economy and democracy in Myanmar. Myanmar’s President, meanwhile, invited Indonesia to invest in the country. President Yudhoyono before departing on Monday from the Halim

Perdanakusuma airport for Singapore to start his three-country tour which would also bring to Myanmar and Burnei Darusalam said he would raise the sensitive ethnic issue of Muslim Rohingya community in talks with Myanmar President U Thein Sein. “I will raise the ethnic Rohingya issue which has drawn wide public attention in Indonesia although we know it is a communal conflict in that country,” Yudhoyono disclosed. He said Indonesia, the world largest Muslim country, has hoped that Myanmar could find a solution to the Rohingya and handle it fairly and peacefully. “Indonesia wants to lend help to settle the communal conflict with all sincerity,” he said. The conflict has forced many Rohingya people to flee that country. Some of the refugees are held by the Indonesian immigration authorities after they were found stranded in the Indonesian waters. Yudhoyono will also discuss expansion of cooperation between the two countries in various fields including in trade, investment and capacity building. Yudhoyono paid a visit to Myanmar at the invitation of his Myanmar counterpart U Thein Sein from April 23 to 24 after a visit to Singapore. From Myanmar he would proceed to Brunei Darussalam.


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Banyuwedang hot spring IBP

Located in Pajarakan Village, Gerokgak District Buleleng Regency, it’s about 60 kms from Singaraja. It’s located near the West Bali National park. This beach area also near the Menjangan beach that usually used for snorkeling or diving. Banyuwedang Hot spring come from the hot spring in the beach area, this hot spring is the largest hot spring in Bali. This hot spring contain a little of Sulfur, the average temperature is around 40 C. Because of its sulfur, this hots ping believed able to cure a lot of disease. There is a lot of people come to this place with a hope to cure their sickness. In the beach area of the hot spring, there is a lot of mangrove (actually this hot spring located in the middle of mangrove forest), so this area was free from abrasion. There also a creek with a white shore in this hot spring area, this makes banyuwedang hot spring even more beautiful than what you have been thinking. The domestic tourist was dominated the visit to this area, they come with a hope to cure their sickness, lot of domestic tourist come from Banyuwangi, Java. This makes government of the Bali regency planning to make this area as a “Health Tourism”.

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NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points, and J.R. Smith added 19 as the New York Knicks opened a 2-0 lead over the Boston Celtics in their first round playoff series with an 87-71 victory Tuesday. At Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 21 points and LeBron James finished with 19 as the Heat took off in the fourth quarter to down the Milwaukee Bucks and take a 2-0 lead in their series. While Stephen Curry had 30 points and 13 assists as the Golden State Warriors handed the Denver Nuggets their first loss at home in more than three months to level their playoff 1-1. Raymond Felton added 16 points for the Knicks, who used a 27-4 run spanning halftime to surge ahead and move halfway to their first series victory since the 2000 Eastern Conference semifinals. This is their first 2-0 lead since sweeping Toronto in the first round that year. Paul Pierce scored 18 points for the Celtics, who will host Game 3 on Friday in their first home game since the Boston Marathon bombings. Kevin Garnett had 12 points

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and 11 rebounds, but battled foul trouble for Boston. Anthony followed his 36-point opener by making 8 of 13 shots in the second half to finish 11 of 24 for the game. Miami’s Chris Bosh, Shane Battier and Chris Andersen all scored 10 points for the Heat, which scored the first 12 points of the fourth quarter, needing just over 2 minutes to blow open what had been a threepoint game. Game 3 is Thursday in Milwaukee. Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 points for Milwaukee, which got 16 from Mike Dunleavy and 14 from Larry Sanders. The Bucks’ starting guards, Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, combined for only 15 points after scoring 48 in Game 1. At Denver, Jarrett Jack added 26 points, Harrison Barnes 24 and Klay Thompson 21 as the sixth-

seeded Warriors wrested homecourt advantage from the NBA’s best home team as the series shifts to Oakland for Game 3 Friday. The third-seeded Nuggets were an NBA-best 38-3 at home during the regular season and extended their franchise-best winning streak to 24 games with the Game 1 win. The Warriors became the second road team to win the postseason following Chicago’s win at Brooklyn on Monday. Even without injured All-Star forward David Lee, the Warriors outrebounded the Nuggets 36-26 and shot 64.6 percent. Ty Lawson and Corey Brewer both scored 19 points for Denver.

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots over Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass (30) in the second half of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New York, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The Knicks won 87-71.

Berdych tested by Davydenko, Gulbis downs Verdasco Reuters

seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain, who won the event in 2010, 6-3 6-4. World number five Rafa Nadal begins his bid for an eighth Barcelona title in nine years with a second-round clash against unseeded Argentine Carlos Berlocq on Wednesday.

Recently back from seven months out with a knee injury, Nadal is seeded second and beat top-seeded Spanish compatriot David Ferrer, the world number four, in the final in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Ferrer plays his second-round match against Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov on Wednesday.

World number six Tomas Berdych was given a tough workout by Nikolay Davydenko at the Barcelona Open on Tuesday before seeing off the former number three 3-6 7-5 6-4 to secure a berth in the last 16. Czech Berdych, who had a bye into the second round and is seeded three on the clay at the Real Club de Tenis, served poorly against the 31-year-old Russian, who had won nine of their 11 previous matches. After having his service broken twice in losing the first set, Berdych managed to turn things around to edge the second before lifting his game in the decider and sealing victory with a ninth ace. The 27-year-old will play the winner of the match between Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, the 14th seed, and 2004 champion Tommy Robredo of Spain for a place in the quarter-finals. Latvian qualifier Ernests GulAP Photo/Lionel Cironneau bis provided the surprise of the Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic plays a return to Marcel Granollers of day when he thumped former Spain during their match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament world number seven and 12th in Monaco, Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

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Hamilton’s Bahrain practice tyre blow to be investigated further Pirelli wants to have a more detailed look at the damaged tyre from Lewis Hamilton’s car in Bahrain, amid suspicions its failure in practice may not have been down to debris. The Italian tyre manufacturer initially suspected that a piece of metal - which also punctured a tyre on Giedo van der Garde’s Caterham on the same part of the track – was to blame for Hamilton’s problem in final practice. The incident required Mercedes to make a gearbox change, costing Hamilton a five-place grid penalty. But after conceding that the failure was not typical of a normal puncture, Pirelli is taking the tyre to its Milan headquarters to work out whether debris did contribute or not. Throughout the weekend, Mercedes was struggling with high rear tyre temperatures, which could also have played a part in the tyre failing in the way

it did. Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery told AUTOSPORT that further examination of Hamilton’s tyre was essential, while there was no doubt that Felipe Massa’s double failure in the race was entirely down to debris. “The Hamilton tyre is something that we need to look at a lot more to understand as we are not really sure about how it happened,” Hembery explained. “There is very little evidence there, other than overheating, about what it could be. “The only thing we have is that van der Garde was following Lewis, and he picked up a huge cut through the top of the tyre at the same time. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes damage, Bahrain GP 2013, Sakhir”So that failure is a bit of a question mark, whereas the two from Massa were very straightforward.”


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Bayern beats Barcelona 4-0 in Champions League Associated Press Writer

MUNICH — For once, Barcelona was on the wrong end of the kind of drubbing it so often inflicts on others. And with Bayern Munich in this kind of devastating form, even a fully fit Lionel Messi may not have made much of a difference. Bayern humbled the Spanish powerhouse Tuesday, taking full advantage of Messi’s sub-par performance as it overwhelmed Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg of their highly anticipated Champions League semifinal. “We knew we were able to give them a good competition,” Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. “This team (Barcelona) has dominated

Europe over the last five years and if you beat them like this, I think you can be proud.” Barcelona had twice as much

possession as Bayern but had very little to show for it against the new German champion’s aggressive defense. Thomas Muel-

AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

Bayern’s Arjen Roben, from the Netherlands, celebrates after scoring their third goal as teammate Mario Gomez, left, runs towards him during the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

ler scored two goals as Bayern took a giant step toward a second consecutive final. “When it comes to big games, I just go wild,” Mueller said. Mueller scored in the first half and added another after Mario Gomez and Robben had also scored in the second half. It was Barcelona’s biggest loss in the Champions League since 1997, and largest in any competition since 2007. Messi has been bothered by a hamstring injury for three weeks and was only declared fit to play shortly before the match. But the four-time FIFA player of the year was a pale shadow of himself. “Leo tried really hard just to be here, he gave everything, but he couldn’t do more,” Barcelona’s assistant coach Jordi Roura said. With Messi struggling, none of his teammates were able to create much of anything either as they were effectively stifled by the disciplined Germans. “You have to have a plan against Barcelona and the players executed it very well,” said Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes, who will be replaced by former Barcelona counterpart Pep Guardiola after this season. “Barcelona has a certain philosophy but my players knew exactly what they had to do on the field. We defended as a team, we really wanted not to concede a goal at home and we achieved that. “At the same time, we were creative in attack and if we gain space, we can beat any team in the world. But Barcelona is still one of the best teams and there are still 90 minutes to play. We haven’t qualified yet.” Barcelona beat Bayern 4-0 in a home match in 2009, and turned around a 2-0 deficit against AC Milan with a 4-0 win at home this season. But this Bayern team looks highly unlikely to allow a similar comeback. Bayern clinched the Bundesliga title with six games to spare and appears ready to put behind the disappointment of the last season, when it lost the Champions League final at home to Chelsea on penalties. “Wonders

are difficult to achieve, 4-0 is an enormous result. We want to play with pride and we’ll try (our) best,” Roura said. Barcelona had few chances, while Bayern used its size to outmuscle the Spanish side on set pieces. Mueller headed in from close range in the 25th and added the second in the 82nd. Gomez netted in the 49th and Robben in the 73rd. Bayern used its size to outmuscled Barcelona on set pieces. Bayern scored after a corner, from Franck Ribery. The ball rolled to the far post, where Robben crossed to Dante. The defender headed back across the goal and Mueller raced to head it in. Valdes got his hands on it but could not prevent the ball from sliding into the net. The second Bayern goal also came after a corner, with Mueller at the far post rising over Daniel Alves and heading across the goal for Gomez to knock in from close range, although he might have been slightly offside. “Some decisions went against us, but we did not lose because of the referee,” Roura said. Bayern’s third was even more disputed as Robben went around Jordi Alba, who was blocked by Mueller in what seemed like a clear foul as the defender tried to chase the Dutchman, who slotted the ball inside the right post. Ribery and David Alaba did the work for Bayern’s fourth, with Alaba swinging in a pass for Mueller to knock in from close range. The loss equaled Barcelona’s biggest in the Champions League, a 4-0 defeat to Dynamo Kiev in the group stage in 1997. It was the team’s heaviest loss in any competition since an identical result at Getafe in the 2007 Copa del Rey semifinals. “We can be proud, we played a terrific game, everybody,” Robben said. “We fought for every meter and we didn’t give them much space to play.” Bayern club president Uli Hoeness attended the match, as always wearing one of his red-and-white club scarves. Hoeness is under a tax evasion investigation, news that broke two days before the match and dominated German media coverage in the buildup.

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FIFA extends ban worldwide in Ronaldinho named Brazil Lebanon match-fixing scandal captain against Chile Reuters

ZURICH - FIFA has imposed a worldwide ban on 23 players and one official found guilty of match-fixing by the Lebanon Football Association, world soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday. The global ban follows sanctions imposed by the Lebanese FA in February against those involved in the scandal. They handed out various penalties to the 24 including life bans for defender Ramez Dayoub and forward Mahmoud El-Ali, following allegations that international and regional games were rigged. “Of the players involved, 20 received a one-year ban from all footballrelated activities while the remaining individuals received a two-year ban, three-year ban and lifetime ban respec-

tively,” FIFA said in a statement. “One official was sanctioned with both a lifetime ban from all football-related activities, as well as a lifetime stadium ban.” The Lebanese conducted a twomonth investigation involving over 60 witnesses which was led by the general secretary of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF), Fadi Zreiqat, who said international and club games were targeted by fixers. The Asian Football Confederation said in February it was not aware of any suspicion linking Lebanon’s World Cup qualifiers to the scandal but had also requested a full report. Asian soccer has been hit with numerous matchfixing incidents, with South Korea, Malaysia and China all experiencing recent rigging problems.

Suarez accepts bite charge but queries longer ban Reuters

LONDON - Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has disputed the English FA’s view that his punishment for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic at the weekend merits a longer punishment than the usual three-game ban. The FA said in a statement on Tuesday the Uruguayan international had accepted a charge of violent conduct but “has denied the FA’s claim the standard punishment of three matches is clearly insufficient for this offence”. The incident in Sunday’s 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield was not seen by match officials and is being retrospectively reviewed. An independent regulatory commission will hear the case on Wednesday. Suarez has already apologised to Serbia centre half Ivanovic and been fined by his club. Suarez, who scored an injury-time equaliser following the bite midway through the

second half, received a seven-game ban from the Dutch FA for biting an opponent while playing for Ajax Amsterdam in 2010 shortly before he joined Liverpool. The 26-year-old, top scorer in the Premier League this term with 23 goals, also served an eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra last season. Uruguay captain Diego Lugano issued a statement supporting Suarez, a key member of the team fighting for a berth at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “All of us who compete at a thousand revs and maximum adrenalin are prone to some mistakes,” Lugano said on his personal website (www.diegolugano.org). “Luis is the most competitive of all. He made a mistake and said sorry. “In the same way that a defender makes a mistake going for the attacker’s leg instead of the ball or when coaches, referees, journalists or even directors make mistakes without the adrenalin of competition.

Associated Press Writer

SAO PAULO — Ronaldinho will captain Brazil in its friendly against Chile on Wednesday, moving into a strong position to confirm his spot in the Confederations Cup squad. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reiterated his confidence in the two-time FIFA player of the year on Tuesday, picking him to lead the team in its final match before the Confederations Cup squad is announced. Scolari has already said he will likely choose between Ronaldinho and Kaka for the World Cup warm-up tournament in June. Kaka will miss the Chile match because only players from Brazilian clubs were selected for the friendly, meaning Ronaldinho could secure his spot with a good performance in Belo Horizonte. “He is so important that I chose to name him the team’s captain again,” Scolari said in a news conference. “I want to see the team captain to show attitude and leadership, and that’s what I expect from Ronaldinho, that he plays up to his potential and that he leads this team.” The 33-year-old Ronaldinho captained Brazil in the team’s 4-0 win over Bolivia in a friendly earlier this month, also when only players from Brazilian clubs were selected. Ronaldinho made Scolari’s squad for the friendly against England in February, the coach’s first since resuming charge of the national team in December. The former Barcelona playmaker missed a penalty kick in the 2-1 loss at Wembley and was left out of the next two matches, against Italy and Russia. Scolari said he also wanted to give a chance to Kaka, who was picked for the team which drew the Italy 2-2 and the Russia 1-1. The Real Madrid midfielder did not impress and received

lackluster praise from Scolari. “Ronaldinho has the advantage because he played against Bolivia and he will play again tomorrow (Wednesday),” Scolari said. “And he has been playing regularly, while Kaka is having more difficulties (getting time at Real Madrid).” Ronaldinho, who was a starter in Scolari’s team that won the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, has been thriving with Atletico Mineiro, which advanced to the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores, Latin America’s most important club competition. Scolari said he still has three spots open in the Confederations Cup team, with “two or three players” fighting for each one of them. “The more I can observe the players, the better,” he said. “It’s possible that some of them will secure their spot tomorrow (Wednesday).”

Bayern’s “Raumdeuter” strikes again Reuters

AP Photo/Jon Super

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is seen during his team’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea in their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday April 21, 2013.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Brazil’s Ronaldinho controls the ball during a training session in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Brazil will play a friendly soccer match against Chile on Wednesday.

MUNICH - Two things usually happen when Louis van Gaal coaches a side. The fiery Dutchman invariably gets involved in personality clashes with the directors and he also discovers young talent that other coaches might have missed. His two-year stint at Bayern Munich was no exception. Van Gaal slunk out the back door when he was fired in 2011 after a series of disagreements with the club’s high profile directors, so much so that club president Uli Hoeness recently said that the Dutchman considered himself to be “the father of God.” Yet, Van Gaal, now in charge of the Dutch national team, also left an impressive legacy, harnessing the talents of wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben and turning Bayern into an aggressive, attacking outfit. Possibly his most important contribution, though, was to recognise the potential of forward Thomas Mueller, the architect of Tuesday’s astonishing 4-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League. Mueller, who scored two goals and was involved

in the other two against the stunned Catalans, was expecting to be loaned or transferred from Bayern until Van Gaal turned him into a first-team regular in the 2009-10 season. Mueller, who later described Van Gaal as his mentor, responded with 13 goals in his first full season, including a hat-trick against VfL Bochum which effectively clinched the Bundesliga. Since then, he hasn’t looked back. He scored four goals at the 2010 World Cup, including two in the 4-1 last 16 tie against England, and has become one of Bayern’s influential players. Yet he is something of an unlikely hero. If he were to walk down the street it is unlikely Mueller, with his ungroomed mop of hair and unusually skinny legs, would be mistaken for a footballer. On the pitch, he does not terrorise opponents with his dribbling in manner of Ribery and Robben, nor does he score goals at the same prolific rate as Mario Gomez and Mario Mandzukic. Instead, Mueller has emphasised that his gift is his understanding of space.


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Bayern beats Barcelona 4-0 in Champions League Associated Press Writer

MUNICH — For once, Barcelona was on the wrong end of the kind of drubbing it so often inflicts on others. And with Bayern Munich in this kind of devastating form, even a fully fit Lionel Messi may not have made much of a difference. Bayern humbled the Spanish powerhouse Tuesday, taking full advantage of Messi’s sub-par performance as it overwhelmed Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg of their highly anticipated Champions League semifinal. “We knew we were able to give them a good competition,” Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. “This team (Barcelona) has dominated

Europe over the last five years and if you beat them like this, I think you can be proud.” Barcelona had twice as much

possession as Bayern but had very little to show for it against the new German champion’s aggressive defense. Thomas Muel-

AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

Bayern’s Arjen Roben, from the Netherlands, celebrates after scoring their third goal as teammate Mario Gomez, left, runs towards him during the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

ler scored two goals as Bayern took a giant step toward a second consecutive final. “When it comes to big games, I just go wild,” Mueller said. Mueller scored in the first half and added another after Mario Gomez and Robben had also scored in the second half. It was Barcelona’s biggest loss in the Champions League since 1997, and largest in any competition since 2007. Messi has been bothered by a hamstring injury for three weeks and was only declared fit to play shortly before the match. But the four-time FIFA player of the year was a pale shadow of himself. “Leo tried really hard just to be here, he gave everything, but he couldn’t do more,” Barcelona’s assistant coach Jordi Roura said. With Messi struggling, none of his teammates were able to create much of anything either as they were effectively stifled by the disciplined Germans. “You have to have a plan against Barcelona and the players executed it very well,” said Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes, who will be replaced by former Barcelona counterpart Pep Guardiola after this season. “Barcelona has a certain philosophy but my players knew exactly what they had to do on the field. We defended as a team, we really wanted not to concede a goal at home and we achieved that. “At the same time, we were creative in attack and if we gain space, we can beat any team in the world. But Barcelona is still one of the best teams and there are still 90 minutes to play. We haven’t qualified yet.” Barcelona beat Bayern 4-0 in a home match in 2009, and turned around a 2-0 deficit against AC Milan with a 4-0 win at home this season. But this Bayern team looks highly unlikely to allow a similar comeback. Bayern clinched the Bundesliga title with six games to spare and appears ready to put behind the disappointment of the last season, when it lost the Champions League final at home to Chelsea on penalties. “Wonders

are difficult to achieve, 4-0 is an enormous result. We want to play with pride and we’ll try (our) best,” Roura said. Barcelona had few chances, while Bayern used its size to outmuscle the Spanish side on set pieces. Mueller headed in from close range in the 25th and added the second in the 82nd. Gomez netted in the 49th and Robben in the 73rd. Bayern used its size to outmuscled Barcelona on set pieces. Bayern scored after a corner, from Franck Ribery. The ball rolled to the far post, where Robben crossed to Dante. The defender headed back across the goal and Mueller raced to head it in. Valdes got his hands on it but could not prevent the ball from sliding into the net. The second Bayern goal also came after a corner, with Mueller at the far post rising over Daniel Alves and heading across the goal for Gomez to knock in from close range, although he might have been slightly offside. “Some decisions went against us, but we did not lose because of the referee,” Roura said. Bayern’s third was even more disputed as Robben went around Jordi Alba, who was blocked by Mueller in what seemed like a clear foul as the defender tried to chase the Dutchman, who slotted the ball inside the right post. Ribery and David Alaba did the work for Bayern’s fourth, with Alaba swinging in a pass for Mueller to knock in from close range. The loss equaled Barcelona’s biggest in the Champions League, a 4-0 defeat to Dynamo Kiev in the group stage in 1997. It was the team’s heaviest loss in any competition since an identical result at Getafe in the 2007 Copa del Rey semifinals. “We can be proud, we played a terrific game, everybody,” Robben said. “We fought for every meter and we didn’t give them much space to play.” Bayern club president Uli Hoeness attended the match, as always wearing one of his red-and-white club scarves. Hoeness is under a tax evasion investigation, news that broke two days before the match and dominated German media coverage in the buildup.

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FIFA extends ban worldwide in Ronaldinho named Brazil Lebanon match-fixing scandal captain against Chile Reuters

ZURICH - FIFA has imposed a worldwide ban on 23 players and one official found guilty of match-fixing by the Lebanon Football Association, world soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday. The global ban follows sanctions imposed by the Lebanese FA in February against those involved in the scandal. They handed out various penalties to the 24 including life bans for defender Ramez Dayoub and forward Mahmoud El-Ali, following allegations that international and regional games were rigged. “Of the players involved, 20 received a one-year ban from all footballrelated activities while the remaining individuals received a two-year ban, three-year ban and lifetime ban respec-

tively,” FIFA said in a statement. “One official was sanctioned with both a lifetime ban from all football-related activities, as well as a lifetime stadium ban.” The Lebanese conducted a twomonth investigation involving over 60 witnesses which was led by the general secretary of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF), Fadi Zreiqat, who said international and club games were targeted by fixers. The Asian Football Confederation said in February it was not aware of any suspicion linking Lebanon’s World Cup qualifiers to the scandal but had also requested a full report. Asian soccer has been hit with numerous matchfixing incidents, with South Korea, Malaysia and China all experiencing recent rigging problems.

Suarez accepts bite charge but queries longer ban Reuters

LONDON - Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has disputed the English FA’s view that his punishment for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic at the weekend merits a longer punishment than the usual three-game ban. The FA said in a statement on Tuesday the Uruguayan international had accepted a charge of violent conduct but “has denied the FA’s claim the standard punishment of three matches is clearly insufficient for this offence”. The incident in Sunday’s 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield was not seen by match officials and is being retrospectively reviewed. An independent regulatory commission will hear the case on Wednesday. Suarez has already apologised to Serbia centre half Ivanovic and been fined by his club. Suarez, who scored an injury-time equaliser following the bite midway through the

second half, received a seven-game ban from the Dutch FA for biting an opponent while playing for Ajax Amsterdam in 2010 shortly before he joined Liverpool. The 26-year-old, top scorer in the Premier League this term with 23 goals, also served an eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra last season. Uruguay captain Diego Lugano issued a statement supporting Suarez, a key member of the team fighting for a berth at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “All of us who compete at a thousand revs and maximum adrenalin are prone to some mistakes,” Lugano said on his personal website (www.diegolugano.org). “Luis is the most competitive of all. He made a mistake and said sorry. “In the same way that a defender makes a mistake going for the attacker’s leg instead of the ball or when coaches, referees, journalists or even directors make mistakes without the adrenalin of competition.

Associated Press Writer

SAO PAULO — Ronaldinho will captain Brazil in its friendly against Chile on Wednesday, moving into a strong position to confirm his spot in the Confederations Cup squad. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reiterated his confidence in the two-time FIFA player of the year on Tuesday, picking him to lead the team in its final match before the Confederations Cup squad is announced. Scolari has already said he will likely choose between Ronaldinho and Kaka for the World Cup warm-up tournament in June. Kaka will miss the Chile match because only players from Brazilian clubs were selected for the friendly, meaning Ronaldinho could secure his spot with a good performance in Belo Horizonte. “He is so important that I chose to name him the team’s captain again,” Scolari said in a news conference. “I want to see the team captain to show attitude and leadership, and that’s what I expect from Ronaldinho, that he plays up to his potential and that he leads this team.” The 33-year-old Ronaldinho captained Brazil in the team’s 4-0 win over Bolivia in a friendly earlier this month, also when only players from Brazilian clubs were selected. Ronaldinho made Scolari’s squad for the friendly against England in February, the coach’s first since resuming charge of the national team in December. The former Barcelona playmaker missed a penalty kick in the 2-1 loss at Wembley and was left out of the next two matches, against Italy and Russia. Scolari said he also wanted to give a chance to Kaka, who was picked for the team which drew the Italy 2-2 and the Russia 1-1. The Real Madrid midfielder did not impress and received

lackluster praise from Scolari. “Ronaldinho has the advantage because he played against Bolivia and he will play again tomorrow (Wednesday),” Scolari said. “And he has been playing regularly, while Kaka is having more difficulties (getting time at Real Madrid).” Ronaldinho, who was a starter in Scolari’s team that won the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, has been thriving with Atletico Mineiro, which advanced to the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores, Latin America’s most important club competition. Scolari said he still has three spots open in the Confederations Cup team, with “two or three players” fighting for each one of them. “The more I can observe the players, the better,” he said. “It’s possible that some of them will secure their spot tomorrow (Wednesday).”

Bayern’s “Raumdeuter” strikes again Reuters

AP Photo/Jon Super

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is seen during his team’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea in their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday April 21, 2013.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Brazil’s Ronaldinho controls the ball during a training session in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Brazil will play a friendly soccer match against Chile on Wednesday.

MUNICH - Two things usually happen when Louis van Gaal coaches a side. The fiery Dutchman invariably gets involved in personality clashes with the directors and he also discovers young talent that other coaches might have missed. His two-year stint at Bayern Munich was no exception. Van Gaal slunk out the back door when he was fired in 2011 after a series of disagreements with the club’s high profile directors, so much so that club president Uli Hoeness recently said that the Dutchman considered himself to be “the father of God.” Yet, Van Gaal, now in charge of the Dutch national team, also left an impressive legacy, harnessing the talents of wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben and turning Bayern into an aggressive, attacking outfit. Possibly his most important contribution, though, was to recognise the potential of forward Thomas Mueller, the architect of Tuesday’s astonishing 4-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League. Mueller, who scored two goals and was involved

in the other two against the stunned Catalans, was expecting to be loaned or transferred from Bayern until Van Gaal turned him into a first-team regular in the 2009-10 season. Mueller, who later described Van Gaal as his mentor, responded with 13 goals in his first full season, including a hat-trick against VfL Bochum which effectively clinched the Bundesliga. Since then, he hasn’t looked back. He scored four goals at the 2010 World Cup, including two in the 4-1 last 16 tie against England, and has become one of Bayern’s influential players. Yet he is something of an unlikely hero. If he were to walk down the street it is unlikely Mueller, with his ungroomed mop of hair and unusually skinny legs, would be mistaken for a footballer. On the pitch, he does not terrorise opponents with his dribbling in manner of Ribery and Robben, nor does he score goals at the same prolific rate as Mario Gomez and Mario Mandzukic. Instead, Mueller has emphasised that his gift is his understanding of space.


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Knicks, Heat win to take playoff leads

Banyuwedang hot spring IBP

Located in Pajarakan Village, Gerokgak District Buleleng Regency, it’s about 60 kms from Singaraja. It’s located near the West Bali National park. This beach area also near the Menjangan beach that usually used for snorkeling or diving. Banyuwedang Hot spring come from the hot spring in the beach area, this hot spring is the largest hot spring in Bali. This hot spring contain a little of Sulfur, the average temperature is around 40 C. Because of its sulfur, this hots ping believed able to cure a lot of disease. There is a lot of people come to this place with a hope to cure their sickness. In the beach area of the hot spring, there is a lot of mangrove (actually this hot spring located in the middle of mangrove forest), so this area was free from abrasion. There also a creek with a white shore in this hot spring area, this makes banyuwedang hot spring even more beautiful than what you have been thinking. The domestic tourist was dominated the visit to this area, they come with a hope to cure their sickness, lot of domestic tourist come from Banyuwangi, Java. This makes government of the Bali regency planning to make this area as a “Health Tourism”.

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NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points, and J.R. Smith added 19 as the New York Knicks opened a 2-0 lead over the Boston Celtics in their first round playoff series with an 87-71 victory Tuesday. At Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 21 points and LeBron James finished with 19 as the Heat took off in the fourth quarter to down the Milwaukee Bucks and take a 2-0 lead in their series. While Stephen Curry had 30 points and 13 assists as the Golden State Warriors handed the Denver Nuggets their first loss at home in more than three months to level their playoff 1-1. Raymond Felton added 16 points for the Knicks, who used a 27-4 run spanning halftime to surge ahead and move halfway to their first series victory since the 2000 Eastern Conference semifinals. This is their first 2-0 lead since sweeping Toronto in the first round that year. Paul Pierce scored 18 points for the Celtics, who will host Game 3 on Friday in their first home game since the Boston Marathon bombings. Kevin Garnett had 12 points

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and 11 rebounds, but battled foul trouble for Boston. Anthony followed his 36-point opener by making 8 of 13 shots in the second half to finish 11 of 24 for the game. Miami’s Chris Bosh, Shane Battier and Chris Andersen all scored 10 points for the Heat, which scored the first 12 points of the fourth quarter, needing just over 2 minutes to blow open what had been a threepoint game. Game 3 is Thursday in Milwaukee. Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 points for Milwaukee, which got 16 from Mike Dunleavy and 14 from Larry Sanders. The Bucks’ starting guards, Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, combined for only 15 points after scoring 48 in Game 1. At Denver, Jarrett Jack added 26 points, Harrison Barnes 24 and Klay Thompson 21 as the sixth-

seeded Warriors wrested homecourt advantage from the NBA’s best home team as the series shifts to Oakland for Game 3 Friday. The third-seeded Nuggets were an NBA-best 38-3 at home during the regular season and extended their franchise-best winning streak to 24 games with the Game 1 win. The Warriors became the second road team to win the postseason following Chicago’s win at Brooklyn on Monday. Even without injured All-Star forward David Lee, the Warriors outrebounded the Nuggets 36-26 and shot 64.6 percent. Ty Lawson and Corey Brewer both scored 19 points for Denver.

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots over Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass (30) in the second half of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New York, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The Knicks won 87-71.

Berdych tested by Davydenko, Gulbis downs Verdasco Reuters

seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain, who won the event in 2010, 6-3 6-4. World number five Rafa Nadal begins his bid for an eighth Barcelona title in nine years with a second-round clash against unseeded Argentine Carlos Berlocq on Wednesday.

Recently back from seven months out with a knee injury, Nadal is seeded second and beat top-seeded Spanish compatriot David Ferrer, the world number four, in the final in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Ferrer plays his second-round match against Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov on Wednesday.

World number six Tomas Berdych was given a tough workout by Nikolay Davydenko at the Barcelona Open on Tuesday before seeing off the former number three 3-6 7-5 6-4 to secure a berth in the last 16. Czech Berdych, who had a bye into the second round and is seeded three on the clay at the Real Club de Tenis, served poorly against the 31-year-old Russian, who had won nine of their 11 previous matches. After having his service broken twice in losing the first set, Berdych managed to turn things around to edge the second before lifting his game in the decider and sealing victory with a ninth ace. The 27-year-old will play the winner of the match between Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, the 14th seed, and 2004 champion Tommy Robredo of Spain for a place in the quarter-finals. Latvian qualifier Ernests GulAP Photo/Lionel Cironneau bis provided the surprise of the Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic plays a return to Marcel Granollers of day when he thumped former Spain during their match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament world number seven and 12th in Monaco, Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

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Hamilton’s Bahrain practice tyre blow to be investigated further Pirelli wants to have a more detailed look at the damaged tyre from Lewis Hamilton’s car in Bahrain, amid suspicions its failure in practice may not have been down to debris. The Italian tyre manufacturer initially suspected that a piece of metal - which also punctured a tyre on Giedo van der Garde’s Caterham on the same part of the track – was to blame for Hamilton’s problem in final practice. The incident required Mercedes to make a gearbox change, costing Hamilton a five-place grid penalty. But after conceding that the failure was not typical of a normal puncture, Pirelli is taking the tyre to its Milan headquarters to work out whether debris did contribute or not. Throughout the weekend, Mercedes was struggling with high rear tyre temperatures, which could also have played a part in the tyre failing in the way

it did. Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery told AUTOSPORT that further examination of Hamilton’s tyre was essential, while there was no doubt that Felipe Massa’s double failure in the race was entirely down to debris. “The Hamilton tyre is something that we need to look at a lot more to understand as we are not really sure about how it happened,” Hembery explained. “There is very little evidence there, other than overheating, about what it could be. “The only thing we have is that van der Garde was following Lewis, and he picked up a huge cut through the top of the tyre at the same time. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes damage, Bahrain GP 2013, Sakhir”So that failure is a bit of a question mark, whereas the two from Massa were very straightforward.”


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WHO says new bird strain is “one of most lethal” flu viruses Reuters

BEIJING - A new strain of bird flu that has killed 22 people in China is “one of the most lethal” of its kind and is more easily transmissible to humans than an earlier strain that has killed hundreds around the world since 2003, a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Wednesday. The H7N9 virus has infected 108 people in China since it was first detected in March, according to the Geneva-based WHO. Although it is not clear exactly how people have been infected, WHO experts see no evidence so far of the most worrisome scenario - sustained transmission between people. An international team of experts led by the WHO and the Chinese government conducted a five-day investigation in China, but said they were no closer to determining whether the virus could become transmissible between people. Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s assistant director-general for health security, said “the situation remains complex and difficult and evolving. “When we look at influenza viruses, this is an unusually dangerous virus for humans,” Fukuda said at a briefing, also naming the

previous H5N1 strain that killed 30 of the 45 people infected in China between 2003 and 2013. Although the H7N9 strain in the current outbreak has a lower fatality rate to date, he added: “This is definitely one of the most lethal influenza viruses that we’ve seen so far.” Fukuda stressed that the team is still at the beginning of its investigation and that “we may just be seeing the most serious infections” at this point. The team of experts said what was mystifying about the latest virus is the absence of visible illness in poultry, “making it harder to track and control”. Fukuda also said that based on the evidence, “this virus is more easily transmissible from poultry to humans than (the) H5N1” virus, which has killed 371 people globally since 2003.

Ho Pak-leung, an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Hong Kong, noted in the British Medical Journal that in the two months since it was first detected, the H7N9 flu has already resulted in almost twice as many confirmed infections in China as H5N1 caused there in a decade. Besides the initial cases of H7N9 in and around Shanghai, others have been detected in Beijing and five provinces. Samples from chickens, ducks and pigeons from poultry markets have tested positive for the H7N9 virus, but those from migratory birds have not, said Nancy Cox, director of the influenza division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “At least we can now understand the likely source of infection is poultry,” Cox said.

Bangladesh factory building collapse kills over 70, injures hundreds Reuters

DHAKA - An eight-storey block housing factories and a shopping center collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital on Wednesday, killing more than 70 people and injuring hundreds, a government official said. Fire fighters and army personnel worked frantically through the morning at the Rana Plaza building in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka, to rescue people trapped inside. One fireman told Reuters that about 2,000 people were in the building when the upper floors jolted down on top of each other. Bangladesh’s booming garment industry has been plagued by fires and other accidents for years, despite a drive to improve safety standards. In November last year, 112 workers were killed in a blaze at a factory in an industrial suburb of Dhaka. “It looks like an earthquake has struck here,” said one resident as he looked on at the chaotic scene of smashed concrete and ambulances making their way through the crowds of workers and wailing relatives of those still inside. “I was at work on the third floor, and then suddenly I heard a deafening sound, but couldn’t understand what was happening. I ran and was hit by something on my head,” said Sohra Begum a worker at one of the garment factories. M.M. Niazuddin, the government’s health secretary, told Reuters that at least 76 people were confirmed dead. Another official said hundreds were being treated for injuries.

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A farmer walks past baskets of newly hatched ducklings in a hatch room at a poultry egg trading market in Wuzhen town, Tongxiang, Zhejiang province April 18, 2013.

The group has also previously claimed credit for hacking the websites of Sky News Arabia and Al-Jazeera Mobile. On Saturday, social media accounts connected to CBS News programs “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours” were also targeted. A tweet on the @60Minutes Twitter account stated: “Exclusive: Terror is striking the #USA and #Obama is shamelessly in bed with Al-Qaeda.” The post was later deleted, with CBS News saying: “We have experienced problems on Twitter accounts of @60Minutes & @48Hours; We apologize for the inconvenience; Twitter is resolving issues.” The Syrian Electronic Army had also claimed responsibility for hacking the Twitter account of world football supremo Sepp Blatter. Blatter, the president of football’s global governing body FIFA, was targeted in a series of bogus tweets which announced he was stepping down because of corruption charges. AP spokesman Paul Colford said the news cooperative is working with Twitter to investigate the issue. The AP has disabled its other Twitter accounts following the attack, Colford added. The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the hack. This couldn’t be corroborated. The SEA has taken credit for a string of Web attacks on media targets it sees as sympathetic to Syria’s rebels. Among the targets the group claims to have hacked are Twitter feeds of Al-Jazeera English and the BBC.

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INDONESIA Islamic games moved to Jakarta Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - The Islamic Solidarity Games have been shifted to the Indonesian capital Jakarta after plans to hold the event in a city on Sumatra island collapsed in disarray, an official said Wednesday. Labourers protesting at not being paid in full have shuttered the main stadium in the city of Pekanbaru, and the local governor has little power to resolve the dispute as he is embroiled in a string of corruption scandals. The games, which will bring together some 5,000 athletes from member countries of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, had already been postponed from last June until later this year due to the problems. But Sports Minister Roy Suryo has now decided the games will take place in Jakarta from September 22 to October 1, said Hifni Hasan, an official from the organising committee. “After consultation with officials,

the sports minister decided to hold the games in Jakarta,” he said. The Pekanbaru stadium has been closed for several weeks by subcontractors hired to upgrade it who are complaining that they are owed 400 billion rupiah ($41.2 million). Hasan said that funding was on its way to them. Rusli Zainal, the governor of Riau province of which Pekanbaru is the capital, is under investigation in several corruption cases so is limited in what he can do to resolve the crisis, said Hasan. “As a corruption suspect, the governor cannot make decisions, cannot disburse funds... it’s a huge obstacle

to the games,” he added. None of the corruption cases involve the games themselves, according to the country’s anti-graft agency. Zainal is still in his job as he has not yet been indicted. It is the latest embarrassment for Indonesia in its efforts to host big sporting events after two people were killed in a stampede at a Jakarta stadium in the Southeast Asian Games football final in November, 2011. The 2009 edition of the Islamic games, which include football, badminton, and archery, was also postponed and later cancelled over a dispute between Arab countries and Iran over the name of a waterway.

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and which has only the bare bones of a welfare system. The new plans will see the price of petrol for private cars rise by more than 40 percent as soon as next month, Energy Minister Jero Wacik announced in the past week, conceding that it would affect poorer citizens. “If there is a change in the fuel price, of course it will have an impact on inflation, and this is when it will hit the poor,” he said.Lawmakers voted down a price rise last year in the face of nationwide protests, despite having been expected to pass it. The government is more confident it will go through this time, after changing the rules so that a parliamentary vote is no longer needed. But the move comes at a difficult time for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, with elections looming and his Democratic Party embroiled in a string of corruption scandals. “The equation is simple -- a fuel hike means lower popularity for the government because prices are the voters’ number one concern,” Kuskridho Ambardi, a political analyst from Gadjah Mada University, told AFP. Indonesia’s addiction to cheap fuel stems from the days of dictator Suharto, who used subsidies to shore up support for his repressive regime. A petrol price hike in 1998 was one of the triggers for student riots which led to his downfall.More recent attempts to cut the subsidies in Indonesia have

also been fraught. The popularity of President Yudhoyono’s government plummeted as he gradually hiked prices between 2005 and 2008. It only started to recover when he partially rolled back the increases towards the end of 2008. Now the government is again steeling itself to tackle the thorny issue. The price of fuel has been kept at 4,500 rupiah ($0.46) a litre since 2008, about half its actual current value and one of the cheapest in Asia. Under the new plan it is expected to go up to around 6,500 rupiah for private cars. Ministers hope to temper resistance by keeping full subsidies for motorcycles and public transport, used by many in the sprawling, archipelago nation of 240 million.The announcement nevertheless sparked immediate anger from unions, which are threatening to organise protests on May 1. Economists have also lambasted it as a half-measure which will not make a big impact on subsidies they blame for a widening current account deficit that is threatening growth.“The government only has the guts to hike the price for cars, the safest move it can make for now,” energy analyst Pri Agung Rakhmanto told AFP. Fuel subsidies have been a problem for many emerging Asian nations, with countries from India to Malaysia having faced huge pressure from their citizens to keep them at high levels, even as global oil prices surged.

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Myanmar President Thein Sein, right, holds talks with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yuhoyono, left, during their meeting at Presidential House Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Yudhoyono urges Myanmar Government seeks to tackle explosive fuel subsidies to continue reconciliatin

JAKARTA - Government pledge to reduce generous fuel subsidies which will push up prices for motorists has taken it onto politically treacherous ground before elections in 2014. With mounting concern over the economic damage being wrought by an energy subsidy which gobbles up more than 16 percent of the state budget, the government has set out plans to raise fuel prices for the first time in five years.It is hoping to avoid sparking social unrest or damaging its chances at the polls, but there are already fears that the hike will not just hit the increasing number of motorists in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. The move could also push up inflation across the board due to the higher cost of transporting goods. “I know the price of meat, flour, everything will go up too. This is very important for me,” Hadi Sukamto, who sells noodles at a street stall in downtown Jakarta, told AFP. “Office workers would think twice before buying my noodles, and would rather bring lunch from home.” Fuel subsidies have been a flashpoint issue for decades in Indonesia, and lowering them in the past has led to nationwide protests. Subsidised fuel is regarded as one of the few government handouts for millions in a country where half the population still lives on under $2 a day

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MYANMAR - Visiting Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono met with Myanmar President U Thein Sein in the Myanmar presidential palace Tuesday and asked the country to continue conducting reconciliation of the ethnic Rohingya, Indonesian foreign minister said. “President specifically touches on Rohingya issue and urges Myanmar to continue doing reconciliation on the ethnic concerned,” Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said in Yangon on Tuesday. Marty also said that Indonesia is ready to support the reconciliation purpose. The president has even invited the state-owned enterprises (BUMN) to participate in the reconciliation effort by making investment in the Myanmar’s conflicting area. According to Marty, the two presidents also had exchange of views and Indonesia supports Myanmar in seeking solution of the communal problem. In addition, President Yudhoyono expressed an appreciation on the development of economy and democracy in Myanmar. Myanmar’s President, meanwhile, invited Indonesia to invest in the country. President Yudhoyono before departing on Monday from the Halim

Perdanakusuma airport for Singapore to start his three-country tour which would also bring to Myanmar and Burnei Darusalam said he would raise the sensitive ethnic issue of Muslim Rohingya community in talks with Myanmar President U Thein Sein. “I will raise the ethnic Rohingya issue which has drawn wide public attention in Indonesia although we know it is a communal conflict in that country,” Yudhoyono disclosed. He said Indonesia, the world largest Muslim country, has hoped that Myanmar could find a solution to the Rohingya and handle it fairly and peacefully. “Indonesia wants to lend help to settle the communal conflict with all sincerity,” he said. The conflict has forced many Rohingya people to flee that country. Some of the refugees are held by the Indonesian immigration authorities after they were found stranded in the Indonesian waters. Yudhoyono will also discuss expansion of cooperation between the two countries in various fields including in trade, investment and capacity building. Yudhoyono paid a visit to Myanmar at the invitation of his Myanmar counterpart U Thein Sein from April 23 to 24 after a visit to Singapore. From Myanmar he would proceed to Brunei Darussalam.


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Two large companies raided

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Head of French hotel group Accor sacked

DENPASAR - The Denpasar Social and Labor Agency raided large companies on Tuesday (Apr 23) by deploying a team. Such a raid targeting two major companies aimed to provide comfort and safety for the workers and companies. The Head of Denpasar Social and Labor Agency, I Made Erwin Suryadarma Sena, accompanied by the Division Head of Industrial Relations and Labor Social Insurance (Jamsostek), Luh Sandyawati, said his party had assigned a supervising team to check large companies whether they had used lift, lightning rod, power to protect workers and the company itself because there were companies, supermarkets, hotels and restaurants that were rarely examined their equipments such as the elevator, transporter, electrical installation, pressure vessels, fire hydrant, fire alarm, escalator, conveyance or lightning rod. According to Erwin Suryadarma, checking of the equipments was intended to know whether they could work properly or not. In

Agence France-Presse

PARIS - The chairman and chief executive of French hotel group Accor has been sacked by the company’s board and replaced by a trio of executives, the company said on Tuesday. In a statement after an emergency board meeting, Accor said board members had taken note of reservations by Denis Hennequin on company strategy and “had thus unanimously put an end to his mandate effective April 23, 2013.” The board of Accor -- Europe’s biggest hotel group and owner of chains Ibis, Mercure and Sofitel -- is dominated by private equity groups Colony Capital and Eurozeo which have grown increasingly dissatisfied with Hennequin, a celebrated French executive hired away from Mc Donalds Europe two years ago. The impending eviction of Hennequin had been reported by several media sources for days and sent shares in Accor tumbling two percent on Tuesday despite the market soaring more than 3 percent overall. Centre to the rift between Hennequin and his board was a strategy demanded by Colony and Eurozeo for Accor to unload its property holdings in order to turn itself into a hotel franchise business. Hennequin was carrying out this mandate, but not fast enough for the activist funds that together own about 20 percent of Accor. Analysts at Barclays said tensions had grown too great between the entrepreneurial minded Hennequin and activist fund managers seeking quick financial performance. Hennequin had himself replaced the previous chief executive Gilles Pelisson who was also suddenly sacked in 2010. Hennequin “will be replaced by a transition leadership of Philippe Citerne as chairman, Sebastian Bazin as deputy chairman and Yann Caillere as chief executive,” the company said.

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the examination was found the equipment that could no longer work properly, so that the company should promptly repair or replace it with the new one for the safety of employees, visitors and the company itself. “Supporting equipment of the company should be checked every year. If they are not feasible to be used and the company is not willing to replace or repair it, we will not give permission,” said Erwin Suryadarma. Erwin Suryadarma explained, this year his party would check the large companies in the city of Denpasar amounting to 82 companies, whether the feasibility of facilities for the comfort and safety of workers existing in the companies were in good condition. “In the inspection made on Tuesday (Apr 23), we would like to know whether the elevators

or other supporting equipment need to be rechecked pursuant to the rules. Companies must check them annually. Otherwise, they will harm the workers and the company itself,” he explained. He further revealed that checking to the supporting equipment of the company would be carried out in stages and team up with a third party. Companies whose completeness and feasibility of supporting equipment had been checked were PT Federal International at Jalan Gatot Subroto No.18 D Denpasar and PT Astra International Tbk. at Jalan Cokroaminoto No. 80 Denpasar. Aside from checking the facilities and infrastructure of the company, the agency also provided coaching toward the company agreement. “If the company does not have such an agreement, we expect it should be made because the agreement is very important for the company to enable the harmonious relationship between the workers and the company,” said former Spokesperson of Denpasar Municipality. (kmb27)

Erwin Suryadarma

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Three Indigenous Wisdoms in Human-Animal relation

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In this Tuesday, April 16, 2013, photo, a worker assembles a vehicle on an assembly line at Ford factory in Chongqing, China Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Ford Motor Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

German business optimism falls Associated Press

FRANKFURT — A key measure of German business optimism fell in April, suggesting Europe’s biggest economy might not be rebounding as expected and likely putting more pressure on the European Central Bank to cut interest rates. The Ifo institute said Wednesday that its index fell to 104.4 points from 106.7 in March. Market analysts had expected a more modest decline to 106.2. Germany has been one of the more resilient economies in the 17-country eurozone in recent years. A slowdown in its economy, which accounts for 28 percent of the currency bloc’s total output, would make it harder for the region to

climb out of recession. The German economy shrank 0.6 percent in the last three months of 2012. Most economists expected it to grow this year, but those predictions have been shaken this week by a weak survey of activity in the manufacturing sector. The chief of the Ifo’s survey, Kai Carstensen, said the index remained at a high level but showed increased doubts about the future. “The

German economy is taking a breather.” That could make officials at the ECB more inclined to cut interest rates to support growth. “Resistance to a rate cut will be crumbling,” Christian Schulz, an analyst at Berenberg Bank in London. The ECB’s 23-member governing council has discussed cutting rates, but held off because officials think another cut from the record low of 0.75 percent would do little good. Rates are already low but the cheap financing is not reaching many companies because troubled banks in some parts of the eurozone are reluctant to lend.

Nature is so kind to its dwellers, namely plants, animal and human. It has provided all things or sustenance required for the survival around the clock. All require the presence of one another. However, human being is the most determining elements among the three because he is the only creature bestowed with the capability of thinking. One of the basic principles in Hinduism is the belief in the soul. All creatures are brought to life by vital energy or soul (atman). It represents the fragment of God (Brahman). Since material body bonds them, they could not identify their pure self. Human being endowed with power, words and mind has dominant role in maintaining the relations. He considers God dwells inside all creatures. On that account, he respects them all as equal creation. Animal particularly cattle, for instance, has helped human being in living their life. Cow has provided him with the power to plough his soil in the rice field or garden, milk for children and adult, and its dung for fertilizing the soil. Meanwhile, other cattle give human some eggs or fleshes. As a means of thanksgiving, Hindu devotees in Bali celebrate a day in 210 days as special ceremony to their cattle. It is called Tumpek Kandang falling on Saturday Kliwon Wuku Uye. On that day, the Hindus in Bali will celebrate it by presenting some oblations showing a deep gratitude for being given with the energy assistance, healthy drink or delicious food. The same respect is given to cultivated plants that are honored through Tumpek

Pengatag or Bubuh (Saturday Kliwon Wariga) and human itself has birthday (otonan) celebrated once in 210 days on the same day as his birth, not birthdate (on the same date). From the morning, girls or household mothers will be busy preparing everything for the ritual. It would be a great chance if you could see the Balinese perform the procession. Since human being has a mind, there is an opportunity for him to get reunion with God because he can think and learn about God. This denotes another belief of Hinduism,

namely moksha. Meanwhile, animal and plant do not have this opportunity. However, human being can provide help for this purpose in order the soul of animal and plant can reach higher level in their next life. Dharma Caruban manuscript describes the correct way to slaughter animals and to take plants for the use of rituals. Before slaughtering them, they are given particular mantra in the hope they could reach higher level of life in the next reincarnation. This treatment is equally given to any plants, fish (ekapada), fowl (dwipada) and four-legged

animals (catur pada). Regarding to this human-animal relation, there is another manuscript, namely Darmaning Pemaculan or Shri Tattwa, describing about spiritual farming-related activities, ranging from how to build different sizes of dam, land cultivation and plant’s disease eradication to rituals held in each phase of the activity. In handling plant’s disease, local farmers remain to say prayers in order God or His manifestation keeps the animal properly, not disturb the plants. As the compensation for the animals, devotees will present

proper food (lelabaan). Otherwise, the farmers will set up trap or natural poison. When getting in touch with human life, all animals are treated as God’s creation and communication maintained. Human offers thanksgiving oblation for the help extended; invocation for better life when animals are in use for rituals ingredients; acknowledgment and repressive action to plant diseases if they attack human plants. In short, he remains to give proper treatment as equal God’s creation. (BTN/punia)

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Balinese people gave thank to animal during Tumpek Kandang celebration. As a means of thanksgiving, Hindu devotees in Bali celebrate a day in 210 days as special ceremony to their cattle. It is called Tumpek Kandang falling on Saturday Kliwon Wuku Uye.


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CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro named a new acting head of its U.S. diplomatic mission in Washington on Tuesday and sent an offer of dialogue after attacking the United States for “interference” in a row over his election.

The officer of Denpasar Helath Department carry out fogging to prevent the dengue fever

Dengue fever in Denpasar rises Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Transitional season taking place today should be alerted. Development of infectious diseases such as dengue fever, typhoid and Upper Respiratory Infection (ISPA) increases when entering the transitional season. Like dengue fever, this disease especially in Denpasar has increased from month to month. Based on data of Wangaya Hospital, during the year 2013 until April are recorded 609 cases of dengue fever. In terms of monthly cases, the average new dengue fever handled by Wangaya Hospital has risen in January reaching 111 new cases, February (157 cases), March (160 cases) and April until Tuesday (Apr 23) was recorded 182 new cases of dengue fever treated in Wangaya Hospital. This increase, according to the Head of Denpasar Health Agency, Luh Putu Sri Armini, when met on Tuesday (Apr 23) was in accordance with the development curve of dengue fever in previous years. “Indeed, if viewed from the case in previous years, the dengue fever will

always go up starting in January and reaches the peak in May,” said Armini. Despite an increase, according to Armini, it was not significant and not included in the case of an outbreak. Nevertheless, Armini appealed to the public to remain vigilant, especially against a puddle because the larvae of Aedes aegypti mosquito serving as the vector were very fond of living in stagnant water. “Aside from puddles, the water containers at home should also be watched out,” said Armini. To monitor the development of larvae, the Denpasar Municipality deployed about 473 larvae monitor officers where each hamlet had one officer and one coordinator at each village. Meanwhile, according to an internist in Wangaya Hospital, Made Wirama Diyana, in the transitional

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season the dengue fever or other infectious disease would have outbreak, so that keeping the immune system was very important. “If the immune system is good, then the potential for infectious disease such as dengue fever is very small,” he said. Diyana added that dengue fever belonged to infectious disease that could not be predicted and suddenly could cause bleeding. On that account, if experiencing a fever, the public should be vigilant. The sooner to do consulting, the better would be. “On average, people have checked out themselves when the fever enters the third day. It is better than checking it when entering the eighth or ninth day,” said Diyana. Generally for dengue fever, when entering the sixth and seventh day, the fever would go down. It did not necessarily mean if the disease recovered because the decreasing fever indicated the decrease in platelets has reached critical stage. “Usually, the patients of dengue fever are getting treatment at hospital for 3-4 days,” he said. (san)

Disputes between Venezuela and the United States were common during Hugo Chavez’s 14-year socialist rule of Venezuela, leaving both nations without ambassadors in each other’s capitals. Maduro, who won an election this month to replace Chavez after his death from cancer, has wavered between reaching out to the U.S. government and condemning its policies in the same uncompromising terms as his predecessor. In an address on live on TV, Maduro called for “respect” and “dialogue” while naming Calixto Ortega, an ally and member of Venezuela’s delegation to the Latin American parliament, to the post of charge d’affaires in Washington. “We want to have the best ties with all the world’s governments, and the U.S. government, but on the basis of respect. There can be no threats,” said Maduro. Last week, Maduro blasted the United States for “brutal” and “vulgar” meddling in supporting opposition calls for a vote recount after the April 14 election. Maduro won the vote by less than 2 percent, leaving opposition leader Henrique Capriles

fuming at what he said were thousands of irregularities that skewed the result. “As we don’t have ambassadors, we have for a while been considering naming a new charge d’affaires to our embassy in Washington,” Maduro said. “I have decided to name Calixto Ortega so that dialogue with U.S. society may increase, with the universities, the academic world, the social and union world, the Afro-American community, the Latino community, Congress, senators, representatives, the economic, trade and energy sectors.” Despite the years of diplomatic spats, oil has continued to flow north unabated. Venezuela, an OPEC member with the world’s largest oil reserves, sends between 900,000 and one million barrels per day to the United States, its biggest export market. “We hope one day to have respectful relations with the United States, a dialogue between equals, state-to-state,” Maduro said. “Sooner rather than later, the elites running the United States will have to realize there is a new, independent, sovereign and dignified Latin America.”

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LONDON (AP) — Recession may just be a word. But in Britain it may become a habit — and a dangerous one at that. It’s possible that official figures on first quarter economic growth, to be released Thursday, could put the country back in reces-

sion, and tension is building. Although economists on average expect growth of 0.1 percent on the quarter, they warn it would take the smallest statistical variation to put the figure in negative territory. That would place the country in recession, technically defined as two consecutive quarters of economic

For seven years, the construction project of Sanjiwani Hospital has been dormant and it makes the Gianyar Regent Anak Agung Gde Bharata furious. The project budgeted at his tenure in 2006 worth IDR 500 million has not been accomplished so far. The building planned for the operational room of the Indonesian Red Cross and laboratory was only in the form of

standing concrete poles, and has not been completed. On Tuesday (Apr 23), the regent with his entourage inspected the Sanjiwani Hospital and saw in person the dormant building project. For seven years, after he completed his service as a regent, the project seemed to have never been allocated in the Regional Budget so that the project could only be completed up to the construction of poles and plates only. “The building is

not completed because it was not coordinated with the subsequent budget,” explained the Division Head of Medical Support, Anak Agung Gde Suputra, accompanying the Managing Director of Sanjiwani Hospital, IGN Suwastika. Suputra added the building construction planned for three-story was currently in the bidding process in the Procurement Services Unit (ULP) of Gianyar County. Continuation of the dormant project was budgeted IDR

3.9 billion. The first floor would be used for radiology room with an area of 478.5 m2, second floor for laboratory (412.5 m2) and Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) and third floor meeting room (412.5 m2). There were several buildings to be demolished including the Radiology building, laboratory, medical rehab, midwifery and polyclinic. It was confirmed that some of those buildings would be demolished considering their condition was not

feasible, and the most important was to maximize the health service to community. Meanwhile, the Regent Agung Bharata who heard the explanation directly from the hospital management claimed that he did not want to make mistake for the second time. At that time, construction of the building was budgeted at IDR 500 million and expected it could be realized promptly so that people could get maximal health care. (kmb16)

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In this photo taken Friday, April 5, 2013, volunteer Margaret Tobin checks items off a list of food to give out at a food bank in St Luke’s Church in the West Norwood area of London, Friday, April 5, 2013.

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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro raises his fist during a swearing ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 22, 2013. President Maduro was sworn in on Monday to his cabinet, which kept many of the employees it inherited from the late president Hugo Chavez.

UK in dark mood as new recession may be confirmed

Hospital building project dormant for seven years

Gianyar (Bali Post)—

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KPI accuses govt of being unserious to protect seafarers Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006 that will be imposed by force throughout the world effective in August 2013 has not been ratified by the Indonesian government. If the implementation of the MLC expected to provide protection and fulfillment of the rights of seafarers had not been ratified, said Chairman of the Indonesian Seafarers Union (KPI) Bali, Dewa Nyoman Budiarsa, Indonesia would be threatened to be imposed with international sanctions and the seafarers from Indonesia would not be protected. In response to such condition, the KPI also accused the government of being unserious to protect the Indonesian seafarers. “Why has the MLC not been ratified whereas it will be enacted this August? This suggests that our government does not protect the fate of seafarers seriously,” he said when met in Denpasar, Tuesday (Apr 23). According to him, there were some negative impacts if the MLC was not immediately ratified. The most affected would be the seafarers themselves. They would not get adequate protection and only became a commodity because there was no rule on the recruitment system or placement of the Indonesian migrant workers (seafarers) overseas. “Since there is no governing agency, the seafarers will become the object of exploitation as happens today. When departing, they will be charged a fee reaching tens of millions. Ironically, it is considered legitimate by the government. It is a modus and trafficking practice when there is a sale to get job opportunities,” he said. Aside from seafarers, the affected party would also the recruitment agency of the seafarers. In international shipping, they would not be recognized as a manning agency and deemed unqualified. “Such condition will open an opportunity for foreign agency or sponsor to come into Indonesia. As it is now, most large manning agencies operating in Indonesia are foreign companies. They will make the local manning agencies go bankrupt,” he said. “In addition, if the MLC has not been ratified, Indonesia will be exposed to international sanctions. The Indonesian-flagged ships will be banned from the countries that have ratified the MLC. In effect, many companies with the Indonesian-flagged vessels will change the flag to the flag of another country. It will have an impact on the seafarers. There is stipulation governing that a particular percent of the seafarers should be employed in accordance the flag. It is no longer valid if the Indonesian ship changes its flag,” he said. With the adverse impacts to seafarers, the KPI encouraged the government to ratify the MLC 2006 because it would give protection to seafarers. “MLC will give more bargaining power and protection to seafarers. Therefore, the government should immediately ratify it. Sectoral ego in each department must be removed,” he said. In the near future, the KPI would also send a letter to the National Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) to issue regulation that was very urgent in addressing the MLC 2006. For instance, it was regarding the arrangement of recruitment system and placement of the Indonesian migrant workers overseas working as seafarer. (kmb29)

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contraction. Another recession — the third since the 2008 financial crisis — is already being referred to with foreboding in the media as a “Triple Dip.” Experts warn that its confirmation would create a wave of negative media attention that would scare consumers away from spending, feeding into a vicious cycle that has the economy flat-lining. “It’s psychological — this is all psychological,” said Cary Cooper, a professor at Lancaster University Management School. “It’s about the message that those figures send to consumers and small businesses.” The government desperately wants a strong number to justify its increasingly criticized policy of painful spending cuts. But recent indicators on Britain’s economy, the third-largest in the 27-country EU after Germany and France, have been disappointing. Inflation is rising, cutting into people’s standard of living. Unemployment is up. Two international ratings agencies have downgraded the country’s credit grade from the top level AAA, warning about the government’s fiscal policies.

Amnesty criticizes Haiti over evictions from camps Associated Press Writer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti has violated international human rights obligations by failing to protect people who have been forced to leave the impromptu settlements that sprang up in the Caribbean nation after the 2010 earthquake, a global advocacy group said Tuesday. A report by Amnesty International said it found that thousands of displaced people have been evicted from public spaces and private properties. People kicked out of settlements find themselves “further marginalized and driven deeper into poverty,” it said. The government of President Michel Martelly has condoned the evictions led by mayors, police officers and others, the report charged. “They are tolerated by the state and carried out in total impunity by state agents and private individuals or groups (non-state actors) alike,” it said. Amnesty said it wrote to Martelly, the prime minister and mayors of two cities that have seen evictions in an effort to arrange meetings with them, but the requests were declined

or went unanswered. Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe told The Associated Press Monday night that there were “some” landowners who were responsible for forced evictions but it was not something the government endorsed. “We don’t believe in forced evictions,” Lamothe said by telephone. “There are some private owners that do it, but the government itself does not condone that.” Lamothe cited a governmentled effort that pays rental subsidies to camp residents. He said it has “relocated over 1.2 million people and has respected their lives and in a peaceful matter. Our policy is respecting their lives and relocating them in a peaceful manner.” The post-quake encampments became symbolic of the widespread devastation caused by the January 2010 earthquake, which toppled thousands of buildings and killed more than 300,000 people. The number of people still living in camps has become a barometer of the success or failure of how to house Haitians, though it’s unclear what happens to most people after they leave the formal camps.


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TOURNEMIRE, France - A long slow retreat from nuclear power in France or indecision over policy could be very risky as skilled staff retire and young people reject careers with an uncertain future, the state-funded atomic safety research institute said. If France does decide to pull out of atomic energy it should follow Germany’s example and do it quickly, or face operating with inadequate personnel, said Jacques Repussard, who heads the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN). “You can’t spread the exit of nuclear over half a century. It’s very dangerous,” he said, adding that this consideration partly explained Germany’s decision to opt for a fast exit to avoid a loss of skills. France’s state-owned utility EDF, which operates its 58 nuclear reactors, faces a wave of retirements and will have to replace half its nuclear staff by 2017-18. While Socialist President Francois Hollande has undertaken to cut the country’s reliance on atomic energy to 50 percent of electricity consumption by 2025, from 75 percent now, he has not made clear what would happen after that date. “If, in the next 10 years, there is no clarity on what the future of nuclear energy will be, we will inevitably see a trend in our universities of young people saying: ‘I don’t want to do that line of work’,” Repussard told Reuters in an interview at one of its research centers in the south of France. As part of the reduction drive in France, the world’s most nuclear-

reliant country, the government has announced that Fessenheim in the east, its oldest nuclear plant, will shut by the end of 2016. While the government has allowed EDF to pursue building its first next-generation nuclear reactor in Flamanville in northwestern France, it abandoned the previous government’s project to build another reactor at Penly in Normandy. Germany decided to shut all its nuclear reactors by 2022, in a policy reversal drafted in a rush after Japan’s Fukushima disaster in March 2011.

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General view of the operating nuclear power plant in Flamanville, north-western France, January 17, 2013.

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DENPASAR - Option of the subsidized fuel price hike planned by government reaching IDR 6,500 per liter is predicted to trigger inflation and social conflicts in society. Hence, the option of government to raise the fuel price is expected no to burden small communities.

CONSIDERABLE RISKS “It was criticized and we asked ourselves how they would do it... But it’s wise because doing it slowly means taking considerable risks with the last operating reactors, as finding skilled subcontractors and companies manufacturing certain parts (could become problematic),” Repussard said. But he admitted that France, where nuclear reactors are on average 26 years old, would never consider a fast exit even though this would be the safest approach if it decided to stop building new reactors or conducting research. Another issue for the government to consider, he said, was that generic defects would probably appear in several reactors at around the same time, leading them to stop working abruptly. This echoed comments earlier this month by Pierre-Franck Chevet, the head of France’s nuclear safety agency, who said the country needed to ensure there was enough available electricity generation capacity to cope with the sudden outage of 5 to 10 nuclear reactors.

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Fuel price hike has risk to kindle inflation

Slow is scary if France quits nuclear : state institute Reuters

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A robot is pictured in front of the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey as part of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots in London April 23, 2013.

Campaigners call for ban on “killer robots” Reuters

The Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Mahasaraswati (Unmas) Denpasar, Wayan Sujana, questioned whether the policy taken by government could touch or improve the people’s welfare. It was feared the model applied by government would give small success. For example, the price disparity between the subsidized fuel for motorcycles and public transportation at IDR 4,500 per liter and consumption of private vehicle at the range of IDR 6,500 per liter naturally raised a suspicions and eventually emerged speculators. It tended to fail the goal of improving the people’s welfare. In terms of macro economy, the most concerned of the fuel price hike was about the psychological aspect. Sometimes people that were not touched directly by the price hike would raise their own price. For instance, the rising food prices would be in line with the rise in fuel price. Moreover, Indonesia

having just stabilized the prices of basic needs such as onions and garlic was taken advantage by the community or merchants. “It is a kind of irrational imitative behavior. This moment is very vulnerable to be exploited for price hike of various commodities. Similarly, it is prone to be used for political element to put down the government,” he said. Admittedly, the policy of government in the matter of fuel price hike was very difficult. On the one side, the quota of subsidized fuel was limited, while on the other side the mindset of Indonesian society had been formed that fuel was people’s right so that the price should not be increased. As a result, whatever the measure taken by government it would surely have a risk. Meanwhile, an economist doubling as Rector of the Undiknas University, Prof. Sri Darma, DBA, said the policy of increasing the fuel price was really dilemmatic.

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Option of the subsidized fuel price hike planned by government reaching IDR 6,500 per liter is predicted to trigger inflation and social conflicts in society. On the one hand, the fuel price hike was obliged to be undertaken considering the high price of crude oil and to prepare the nation to enter the ASEAN economic

community in 2015 and globalization in 2020. On the other hand, the fuel price hike would have an impact on extraordinary inflation and be burdensome to lower

Pedophiliac case

Vogle sentenced to three years in prison Bali Post

LONDON - Machines with the ability to attack targets without any human intervention must be banned before they are developed for use on the battlefield, campaigners against “killer robots” urged on Tuesday. The weapons, which could be ready for use within the next 20 years, would breach a moral and ethical boundary that should never be crossed, said Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, of the “Campaign To Stop Killer Robots”. “If war is reduced to weapons attacking without human beings in control, it is going to be civilians who are going to bear the brunt of warfare,” said Williams, who won the 1997 peace prize for her work on banning landmines. Weapons such as remotely piloted drones are already used by some armed forces and companies are working on developing systems with a greater level of autonomy in flight and operation. “We already have a certain amount of autonomy,” said Noel Sharkey, professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Sheffield. “I think we are already there. If you asked me to go and make an autonomous killer robot today, I could do it. I could have you one here in a

few days,” he told reporters. But the technology is a long way off being able to distinguish between a soldier and a civilian. “The idea of a robot being asked to exercise human judgment seems ridiculous to me,” Sharkey told Reuters. “The whole idea of robots in the battlefield muddies the waters of accountability from my perspective as a roboticist,” he added.

NO INTENTION The British government has always said it has no intention of developing such technology. “There are no plans to replace skilled military personnel with fully autonomous systems,” a Ministry of Defense spokesman told Reuters.

“Although the Royal Navy does have defensive systems, such as Phalanx, which can be used in an automatic mode to protect personnel and ships from enemy threats like missiles, a human operator oversees the entire engagement,” the spokesman added. But the organizers of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots say Britain’s rejection of fully autonomous weapons is not yet watertight. “We’re concerned that there is a slide towards greater autonomy on the battlefield and unless we draw a clear line in the sand now, we may end up walking into acceptance of fully autonomous weapons,” said Thomas Nash, director of non-governmental organization Article 36.

classes so that poverty would increase. If only the middle class realized the cross-subsidy policy, the inflation rate was believed not to be high. (kmb28)

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Jan Jacobus Vogle, 50, a resident of the Netherlands becoming the defendant in the case of underage sexual abuse (pedophile) was sentenced to three years in prison by the judges in the trial of the case in the Singaraja District Court, Tuesday (Apr 23).

SINGARAJA - Jan Jacobus Vogle, 50, a resident of the Netherlands becoming the defendant in the case of underage sexual abuse (pedophile) was sentenced to three years in prison by the judges in the trial of the case in the Singaraja District Court, Tuesday (Apr 23). In addition, the defendant was also charged with IDR 60 million fine and subsidiary punishment of one month confinement. The trial led by the judge Sri Hariyani last Tuesday was attended by dozens of residents of Enjung Sanghyang hamlet, Kaliasem village, Banjar subdistrict. Some of them were witnesses in the trial. They brought some posters that essentially asked to release Vogle because they considered him innocent. By the judges, the defendant Vogle was legally assessed to have persuaded the underage children and performed obscene acts. It was considered to violate Article 82 of Law No. 23/2002 on Child Protection. As the aggravating factors, the defendant was considered to have resulted in deep trauma to victims. Meanwhile, as a mitigating consideration the defendant often did charity. After the trial, Vogle had consulted to his attorney, Geoffrey Nanuliatta. After consulting, his attorney stated to think about taking further legal action. Meanwhile, the prosecutor I Putu Ambara also said if he was still thinking about it. In that case, Jan Jacobus Vogle was reported to Buleleng Police for the allegation of having committed sexual abuse against four minors, where they respectively had the initial RM, AW, SA and MH, residents of Kaliasem village, Banjar subdistrict. (kmb15)


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Specialist of snatching foreigners, two teenagers arrested Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Regular patrol carried out by the ranks of Criminal Detective of North Kuta Police in its jurisdiction bore fruit. Two perpetrators of crime with the initial KD PT alias Payung, 13, and KM DR alias Arya, 15, were arrested by criminal detective officers, Monday night (Apr 22). Both teenagers from Karangasem specifically snatching foreign citizens were arrested. They snatched a bag belonged to a couple from England, George Edward Rogers, 58, and Sandra Rogers, 57, when they had a promenade around Jalan Petitenget, precisely in the north of Petitenget Temple, Kerobokan, North Kuta, Thursday (Apr 18) at 10:30 p.m. “Having made surveillance for four days, the two perpetrators could finally be arrested,” said the Chief of

North Kuta Police, Reinhard Habonaran Nainggolan, Tuesday (Apr 23). Chief Reinhard explained his party received a report from the victims four days earlier. Both victims staying temporarily at Villa Yubi on Jalan Petitenget 123, Kerobokan, North Kuta, admitted to have been snatched near Petitenget Temple. Based on the report, the personnel led by Chief of

Criminal Detective, Made Berata, performed investigation in the field. A number of witnesses had been questioned and the police eventually determined their characteristics. At that time, the perpetrators were said to have a small posture and rode Yamaha Vixion motorcycle. Well, police immediately made patrol. Even, the patrol was intensified. On Monday, at

8:40 p.m., police officers saw the targets around Seminyak. After being dogged, they were seen stopping in front of Seminyak Square. “At that time, they were sitting on the motorcycle. Apparently, they were looking for a target,” he told reporters last Tuesday. Being fear of losing the fugitive, police immediately caught them. However, they knew there were police, so that they had been a romp. However, both suspects confessing to have dropped out were successfully arrested. “From the suspects, police seized some evidences. They included cream colored bag, iPhone 5, Panasonic camera, BlackBerry cellular phone, Samsung cellular phone, Nexian cellular phone, cash worth IDR 469,000

and a T-shirt,” he said. Based on recognition of the suspects, they had snatched since five months ago for six times. Five times were committed on Jalan Raya Petitenget, Jalan Kayu Jati and Jalan Kerobokan Utara, while once was at Kuta Tengah area. In committing their action, the two suspects living at boarding house on Jalan Gunung Agung Gang Yamuna, West Denpasar, admitted to have respective role. The suspect Payung from Tianyar, Karangasem served as a jockey, while the suspect Arya served as executor. After successfully snatching, the results obtained were admitted to be used for buying clothes and daily food. “We are still developing the case,” said Chief Reinhard. (kmb21)

Implementation of national exam leaves debt Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Implementation of national exam this year really left a lot of problems. After delays and shortage of exam papers, implementation of the national exam this year also left a debt. Tens of millions of rupiahs were needed to copy the shortage of exam papers for the national exam and had not been paid. More seriously, it was unknown who would be going to pay it. In Klungkung, the lack of exam papers was quite a lot. For the level of senior high and vocational school (SMA/SMK/MA), three schools such as SMAN 2 Semarapura, Saraswati Tourism High School, and Madrasah Aliyah (MA) did not get exam papers at all. Meanwhile, SMAN 1 Dawan only got about a half. For junior high schools, the shortage of exam papers was only experienced by SMPN 3 Semarapura. Then, the shortage of exam papers was photocopied at two locations in Klungkung, namely at UD Maha Nata on Jalan Gajah Mada and Besang Indah Jaya store on Jalan Dewi Sartika, exactly in front of SMAN 2 Semarapura. The owner of UD Maha Nata, Dewa Astrawan, said on Tuesday (Apr 23) that exam papers photocopied was quite a lot, especially the exam papers for senior high school. Total invoice of the photocopy valued at IDR 30 million. “The invoice has been taken by the Education Agency and all the details have been included in it. But, I do not know who will pay,” he said. Similar condition was also revealed by the owner of Besang Indah Jaya, Wayan Parsu. He

said the employees were forcibly take overtime to meet the photocopy request of the shortage of national exam paper. “By the first day of national exam for high school, four of my employees should take overtime until 05:00 a.m. and were escorted by supervisors and police officers. One of my copiers was out of order due to overloaded,” he said. When asked about the cost of photocopying, Parsu claimed not to have time to calculate it because the activity was very busy at his premises, where the shortage of exam papers for junior high school was also photocopied at the location. “I have no time to calculate it and have not made the invoice yet. I just want to focus on helping the implementation of national exam first. The matter of cost will be discussed later,” he said. It was estimated, the cost of photocopy at this location was more than IDR 30 million as the shortage of exam papers for junior high school was also made at this location. The Division Head of Basic Education, Klungkung Education Agency, Made Sukada, said regarding the costs of photocopying, he claimed to have made coordination with the Bali Education Agency. As instruction, the Education Office in the county was asked to collect first the receipt of the overall costs at the place of photocopying the national exam papers. “Likewise, I do not know who is going to pay for it later. As instruction, the Bali Education Agency asked to collect the receipt first. Hopefully, the cost would not be borne to county government,” he said. (kmb31)

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The students are answering the qeustions during the National Exam.

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10 Apr Tilem Sasih Kedasa Pura Tanah Lot K ediri Tabanan Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang Canggi Batuan Pura Pasek Pertukangan K ediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi Pura Masceti Sanding Tampaksiring

Pura Luhur Batur Pucangan Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Banjar Basang Tamiang Kapal Pura Dalem Bias Muntig B anjar Nyuh Desa Ped Nusa Penida Pura Khayangan Tiga Batur Bangli Pura Batur Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Luhur Bhujangga Canggu Kuta Pura Kawitan Kayu Selem Tampuryang Batur Kintamani 14 Apr Redite Pon Medangsia Pura Agung Petilan Pengrebongan Kesiman Denpasar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kesiut Kangin Krambitan Tabanan 15 Apr Soma Wage Medangsia Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh Pura Pasek Babakan Gianyar 16 Apr Anggara Kasih Medangsia Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba Yogaloka Sumur Lampung Selatan Pura Luhur Bukit Pecatu Kuta Pura Penataran Agung - Jukut Paku Singakerta Ubud Pura Andakasa Karangasem Pura Goa Lawah Klungkung Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi Pura Suralya Banda Klungkung Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang Bangli Pura Gaduh Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Pasek Gaduh-Klating Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung Pura Dalem Banyuning Banyuning Barat Buleleng Pura Puseh (Odalan Sepen) Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng Tampakasiring Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Khayangan) B anjar Menak Tulikup Gianyar Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud

Pura Segara & Pura Pabean Ketewel 17 Apr Buda Umanis Medangsia Pura Desa Purancak Jembrana Pura Dalem Dauma Batuan Sukawati Pura Nataran Kacang Dawa Klungkung Bhatara Gede Apol Ubung Denpasar Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan Klungkung Pura Khayangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Kebontinguh Denbatasa Tabanan Pura Dalem Sukahet Klungkung Pura Dalem Muaspahit Manikan Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman - Dukuh Kendran Tegallalang Pura Desa Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Sahab Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Cemara Desa Serangan Denpasar 18 Apr Wraspati Paing Medangsia Pura Ulun Suwi Banjar Senapahan Kediri Tabanan Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Desa Bitra Gianyar 21 Apr Redite Keliwon Pujut Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran mengwi 25 Apr Purnama Sasih Jiyestha Pura Segara Lombok Pura Dalem Taman Peguyangan Denpasar Pura Dwijawarsa Malang Jatim Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Puncak Tinggah Angsri Baturiti Tabanan Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Desa Jatiluwih Penebel Pura Kawitan Batur Pande Tonja Tonja Denpasar Pura Penyungsungan Pasek Tohjiwa Wanagiri Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Penataran Agung Desa Sidemen Karangasem Pura Samuan Tiga Desa Bedulu Gianyar 26 Apr Sukra keliwon Pujut Pura Hyang Tibha Desa Batuan Sukawati 28 Apr Redite Paing Pahang Merajan Pasek Sadra Peguyangan Badung

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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NEW YORK — The longtime feud between late-night TV talk show hosts Jay Leno and David Letterman is the stuff of legend and, apparently, so yesterday. The two Jimmys: Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, agree there’s no rivalry between them. Both were among the honorees in New York Tuesday at a gala recognizing Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. “I feel good about it. We’re very friendly. I know people expect us to dislike each other and say bad things about each other but that will never happen,” said the 45-year-old Kimmel. He agreed that making nice is a good thing. “It is nice. We’re like (vocalist duo)

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change much when he switches to “The Tonight Show.” “We do a great show now. I think we’re ready. I thank Jay Leno for being awesome and still being number one because without him I wouldn’t have a job,” he laughed. “It’s just like they call you up from the minor league so I’m ready to go for the majors and I’m gonna swing for the fences.” In January, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” moved to the 11:35 p.m. EST time slot, putting it in direct competition with “The Tonight Show” a n d “Late S h o w w i t h David Letterman.”

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Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and fiancee Molly McNearney attend the TIME 100 Gala celebrating the “100 Most Influential People in the World��� at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday April 23, 2013 in New York.

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BEIJING — The Beijing International Film Festival has honored “Back to 1942” with its top prize. The film set during a 1942 famine in China’s Hunan province stars Adrien Brody, Tim Robbins and Chen Daoming. Yan Bingyan was named best actress for “Feng Shui,” and Terence Stamp was named best actor for “Song for Marion.” The festival’s closing night Tuesday had a somber note with remembrances given for victims of the Sichuan earthquake. Stars wore dark dresses and suits as they walked a carpet that was changed from red to dark blue as a sign of respect. Hong Kong actress Christy Chung said she was glad to be attending the event. But she felt “sorry for the Ya’an earthquake victims at the same time. I think we need to show our respect.” Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, Nicholas Tse, Keanu Reeves and John Woo were among the attendees.

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WASHINGTON - Hackers spooked markets Tuesday after breaking into the Associated Press’s Twitter account and falsely reporting President Barack Obama had been injured after two blasts at the White House. A brief alert on the news agency’s @AP account read: “Breaking: Two explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” Almost immediately the wire service posted via its corporate com-

munications feed that its @AP Twitter account had been hacked, before promptly suspending the service. “Advisory: @AP Twitter account has been hacked. Tweet about an attack at the White House is false.

We will advise more as soon as possible,” @AP_CorpComm posted. AP spokesman Paul Colford later said the wire service had disabled other Twitter accounts following the attack and was working with the micro-blogging site to investigate the breach. The FBI also said it was investigating the incident. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the president was unharmed. “I can say that

the president is fine,” Carney said shortly after the fake tweet. “I was just with him.” Stock markets plunged just as the report came out, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing 130 points, or 0.9 percent, and the S&P 500 dropping 12 points, or 0.8 percent. Just as quickly they rebounded to where they were before the tweet, all within three or four minutes. Online activists backing the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-

Assad later claimed responsibility for the hack -- the latest in a series they have orchestrated against highprofile news organizations. The group -- the so-called Syrian Electronic Army -- also successfully hacked the Twitter feeds of AFP and CBS News earlier this year. “Ops! @AP get owned by Syrian Electronic Army! #SEA #Syria #ByeByeObama,” the group posted after Tuesday’s hack.

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