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Courteney Cox makes directorial debut at Tribeca Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Courteney Cox’s directorial debut is uniquely personal. It features a cameo from her daughter, Coco, songs by her boyfriend, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, and a scene with her ex-husband, David Arquette. The film opens with 9-year-old Coco singing a song of McDaid’s. Later, she briefly appears to spray her father, Arquette, with a hose. As a proud mother, it’s Cox’s favorite scene. “I couldn’t have cut that out,” said Cox, who acknowledges their family dynamics are unusually friendly. “If I needed four seconds, that would be the last four seconds to go.” Cox will premiere the film, “Just Before I Go,” on Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It’s the first stab at feature-film directing for the 49-year-old TV star, who readied herself for the opportunity by directing a short, a Lifetime movie and 10 episodes of her TBS sitcom “Cougar Town.” “Just Before I Go” stars Seann William Scott as a depressive who plans to commit suicide but first returns to his hometown to get “my house in order.” He visits an old crush, a school bully from his youth and others to unload his pain in a strange kind of bucket-list mission. It may sound like a serious drama, but “Just Before I Go” (written by David Flebotte) has an offbeat humor that clashes comically with its heavy outline. Certainly, few movies have an emotional spectrum that incorporates both suicide and a “sleep masturbator” (a twist on sleep walking). “It’s hard to get those subject matters to gel and for people to feel it’s OK to laugh here and it’s OK Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File

FILE - This March 21, 2014 file photo shows actress Courteney Cox at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s An Evening of Environmental Excellence in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Barbie is coming alive. Sony Pictures, Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation have partnered to create a live-action movie focused on the iconic doll. The companies said Wednesday the comedy will be written by Jenny Bicks (“What a Girl Wants”) and produced by husband and wife team Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (“Men in Black 3”). AP Photo/Mattel

Executive producers will be Parkes+MacDonald president Marc Resteghini and Julia Pistor for Mattel’s Playground Productions. Sony sees the film as a global franchise and plans to go into production by the end of the year. It’s the second collaboration for Sony and Mattel. The companies are currently developing the film adaptation of “Masters of the Universe,” based on Mattel action figures.

This photo released by courtesy of Mattel shows a Barbie doll. Sony Pictures, Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation have partnered to create a live-action movie focused on the iconic doll.

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Workers finished the toll road project at Benoa, Bali Island. Ministry of Public Works will prioritize the construction of toll road connecting Kuta in Badung to Soka in Tabanan.

to cry there,” Cox said in a recent interview. “If I can laugh really hard and then cry, it’s perfect for me.” “The more offensive the humor, the funnier it is to me,” she added. “For whatever reason, if someone’s not getting hurt, it’s probably not funny to me.” Of course, Cox’s comic timing has long been on display in “Friends,” ‘’Family Ties,” ‘’Dirt” (on which she met Flebotte) and “Cougar Town,” which recently wrapped its fifth and possibly final season. (Its future is uncertain.)

Accelerate economic equality

Kuta-Soka toll construction to be prioritizes

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MANGUPURA - Ministry of Public Works will prioritize the construction of toll road connecting Kuta in Badung to Soka in Tabanan. The effort to accelerate the economic equality in accordance with the Masterplan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian Economic Development (MP3EI) is currently in the assessment phase. “Our priority is to realize the toll road construction plan that connects Kuta (Badung) to Soka (Tabanan). This plans has been included in the assessment phase,” said Deputy Minister of Public Works, Achmad Hermanto Dardak, amidst the meeting of the Permanent International Association of Road Congresses (PIARC) in Nusa Dua. He said that Ministry of Public Works was currently awaiting the results of the study to be followed up in the next process. If the review had been completed, then his party would plan the next development, including land acquisition that would be used by the toll road.

“It must be first made from Kuta-Soka, while road section from Soka to Gilimanuk will be repaired geometrically such as reducing climbs, sharp turns and widening road in order to facilitate vehicles to overtake,” he explained. He said the toll road construction should have synergy with central and local government and other agencies. To build highway was required a considerable cost. However, the government continued to make improvement to transnational traffic flows such as from Gilimanuk (Jembrana) to Padangbai (Karangasem). “Along those lines, it should be made shortcut and road

widening, so the original condition can be reduced by at least to ten percent,” he said. The road construction was expected to accelerate the traffic flows and reduce the risk of hazardous road. Ministry of Public Works had also been planning the construction of new roads and maintenance of the existing roads in order to be getting better than ever. It included the construction of toll road for the areas that allowed the construction of such road. Herman judged that Indonesia should enhance the cooperation in road construction with other member countries namely Australia, Brunei, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. With Japan, Indonesia expected there would be a transfer of technology so that the construction of toll roads would not only be efficient for transport, but also environmentally friendly at once. (kmb27)


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Invaded by settlement areas, clean water runs thin

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TABANAN - The proliferation of residential areas in Tabanan County definitely influences the availability of clean water. Given the increasing demand for clean water and the limited amount of fresh water from source, the Tabanan Municipality Waterworks (PDAM) is under pressure to provide for the residents of this area. As revealed by Customer Relations Manager of the Tabanan Municipal Waterworks, IB Marjaya Wirata, the lack of clean water discharge often occurrs at peak hours namely in the morning and evening. As a result, the simultaneous use sometimes results in complaint about the decreasing volume of water. Though he acknowledged that the need for clean water keeps increasing, his party guaranteed that the Municipality Waterworks would never intentionally shut off the water. In other words, if there was a complaint at that water that did not flow, probably it happened due to repair works or leaking pipes. “We constantly advise customers to set up a water reservoir, so that at peak hours or if out of service, customers do not lack clean water,” he advised. Meanwhile, until March 2014, the Tabanan Municipality Waterworks had a total of 49,853 house connections. “On average, our new connection each month reaches 100 house connections,” he explained.

Admittedly, the future challenge faced by the Tabanan Municipality Waterworks to meet the water needs would be very difficult. It happened due to the proliferation of housing complexes that were definitely in need of clean water connection. “To meet the needs for water, we rely on 31 springs including the surface water,” he explained. Gembrong springs at Soka hamlet in Penebel subdistrict was the largest water source having considerable capacity with a production of 88.929 liters per second. Furthermore, he said the Municipality Waterworks constantly increased the networks ability to increase the piping system. Additions to the piping network was intended to improve services for customers. “Improvement of the network system covers the repair and installation of pipe of 216 mm along 3 km was planned to be undertaken in the area of Kukuh, Marga, whose source comes from the Dedari River,” he said.

TABANAN - Narcotics and hazardous drugs that were previously widely circulated and consumed by the moneyed elite in big cities, slowly but surely sare starting to get into a number of remote villages. Unfortunately, these drugs do not only target the elderly and adults but also teenagers or young children. Chief of Tabanan Police, Dekananto Eko Purwono, said the entry of drug syndicates into villages and

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Although clean water posed is basic requirement, he still invited customers to use clean water efficiently. According to him, the excessive use of clean water produced by the Municipality

Waterworks was feared to have bad impact on the availability of water and supplies to other customers primarily those in suburban areas. On the other hand, he said the availability of raw water was

very minimal so that it should be addressed together. Thus, the future availability of raw water for the production of the Municipality Waterworks could be well maintained. (kmb28)

targeting young people in Tabanan region had been going on since last year. It was corroborated by the data of drug disclosure by Tabanan Police where 9 of 13 cases were arrested in the area of Penebel, Marga and Baturiti. “This condition is most likely influenced by the association of young people attending school or working in urban areas such as in Denpasar,” he said. To suppress the distribution, said Dekananto, other than applying

law enforcement it was also made by providing guidance for customary village youth club through law-abiding hamlets and schools. “We keep on undertaking preventive activities because the County Drug Agency (BNK) cannot made maximal preventive efforts whereas the budget has been available,” he said. Dekananto further added that the drug was an extraordinary crime so the handling should be done in an extraordinary way. Besides, it also

required a synergy between the government, police, community as well as formal educational institution. “The military institution also makes socialization on the hazards of drugs because it is an extraordinary crime, so all components of the nation have to fight,” he affirmed. Related to the efforts to suppress the hazards of increasingly rampant drug trafficking regardless of the age, Dekananto expected local governments to at least take concrete measures by encouraging

anti-drug youth groups to the level of hamlet. “So, it is not only limited to the installation of anti-drug billboards as installed in the corner of the towns. If this condition is left to five years to come, our young people becoming the victims of drugs will be increasingly worrisome,” he explained. He also added that it was not too late to combat and prevent drug trafficking before young generation would be destroyed by drugs. (bit)

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NUSA DUA - PT Dyandra Media International Tbk. through one of its subsidiaries, PT Nusa Dua Indonesia, officially opened a 5-star hotel, the Bali Nusa Dua Hotel & Convention (BNDHC), Sunday (Apr 13). The opening ceremony was marked with the cutting of cone by Commissioner of PT Dyandra Media International Tbk., Lo Stefanus. After that, it was handed over to the Director of PT Dyandra Media International Tbk. Liliek Oetama and General Manager of the BNDHC Made Sueca Negara. President Director of PT Dyandra Media International Tbk. Danny Budiharto conveyed the BNDHC was a supporting infrastructure of the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) sitting on the area of 70,000 square meters. The land covered the area of 25,000 square meters for the building of BNDCC I and 16,000 square meters of the BNDCC II having built earlier, while the BNDHC itself spread on the area of 9,000 square meters. Completion of the BNDHC, continued Budiharto, was surely to complement the property owned by Dyandra in the first quarter of 2014. “This year, we have successfully completed 3 projects namely the Hotel Amaris Pancoran, Hotel Santika Cikarang and the BNDHC. There are also other hotels that will be completed this year namely the Hotel Santika Kelapa Gading,” he explained. According to Budiharto, the presence of the BNDHC managed by Santika Indonesia Group could become one of the comfortable supporting

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The housing is reducing the supply of clean water.

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BNDHC officialy opens accommodations for guests. Moreover, the BNDHC remained to sit in the same area as the BNDCC used to hold a variety of international events such as the Miss World, APEC Summit, WTO and the Bali Democracy Forum. The BNDHC has 96 rooms consisting of 18 suites, 45 pool view rooms, 30 deluxe rooms and 48 premiere rooms. For the convenience of guests, the property is equipped with an international restaurant, a lobby lounge, swimming pool, spa, fitness center, Wi-Fi Internet access and parking area. Meanwhile, the facilities and amenities consist of international direct dial (IDD) telephone, mini bar, 40-inch LED TV with satellite channels, tea or coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Meanwhile, the services offered are in-room spa treatment, laundry, dry cleaning and pressing service, limousine and car rentals, butler service, restaurant, excursion and cultural visit and free shuttle service.

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Combat drugs not just by installation of billboards Bali Post

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8 Mar Saraswati Pura Pasek tangkas Gempinis Dalang Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Sayan Abiansemal Pura Watu Gunung Bima Pura Agung Jagat Karana Surabaya Pura Aditya Jaya Jakarta Pura Pemaksan Banyuning Timur Pura Agung Wira Loka Cimahi Jawa Barat 9 Mar Hari Banyu Pinaruh 10 Mar Soma Ribek Pura Jati Jembrana Pura Kawitan Bayu Gaiyang Bangli Tirta Wening Surabaya Pura Desa Lingga Wana Abang Karangasem 11 Mar Sabuh Mas 12 Mar Hari Pagerwesi Pura Labang Sindu JiwaUbud Pura Kehen Bangli Pura Wira Bhuana Magelang Jawa tengah Pura Padang Sakti Denpasar Timur Pura Payogan Agung Ketewel Gianyar Pura Gaduh Pangiasan Dauh Puri Denpasar Pura Masceti Tampak Siring Pura Dalem Ularan Denpasar Pura Siwa Penebel Tabanan Pura Luhur Sliki Banyuwangi Pura Gunung Lebah Ubud Pura Puseh Sukawati 15 Mar Purnama Sasih Kesanga Pura Nataran Sasih Pejeng Gianyar Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung lebah Batur Kintamani 17 Mar Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan 22 Mar Tumpek Landep Pura Mutering Jagat Dalem Sidakarya

Denpasar Pura Agung Pasek Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuning Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling Singapadu Gianyar Pura Bhujangga Jembrana Pura Dalem pingit Tegalalang Pura Penataran Pande Pandean Mengwi Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran AGung Tulikup Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pura Batur Arya Tabanan 23 Mar Radite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar 26 Mar Buda Cemeng Ukir Pura Pajenengan Kawitan Arya Gelgel Kelungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Pura Pasek Bendesa Legian Kuta Badung Pura Gde Gunung Agung Munggu Badung Pura Puseh Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Krobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Mengwi Badung 28 Mar Melasti Pakiyisan Ke Segara Pura Pasek Gelgel Kukuh Marga 30 Mar Tilem Kesanga Tawur Agung 31 Mar Hari Raya Nyepi 1 May Buda Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan 2 May Bhatara Sri Ida Ratu Geng Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Besakih Ida Ratu Raja Puraus Besakih Merajan Saloding Besakih 6 May Anggara Kasih Juluwangi Pura Thirta Harum Tegal Wangi Bangli Pura Baratan Baturiti Pura Batu Klotok Klungkung

Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Ibu Wanagiri Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Manik Bingin Dukuh Sidemen 7 May Pura Penataran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Pande Bangli Pura Puncak Sari Sangeh Abian Semal Pura Puseh Penegil Dharma Kubu Tambahan Bangli Pura Dalem Maya Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Linggih Betara Kayu Selem Penataran Agung Besakih 13 May Purnama Sasih Jiyestha Pura Dwija Warsa Malang Pura Pucak Tinggah Angsri Baturiti Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Jati Luwih Penebel Pura Kawitan Batur Pande Tonja Tonja Denpasar Pura Penataran Agung Sidemen Karangasem Pura Maospahit Grenceng Denpasar 15 May Sugihan Jawa Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Peninjoan Tembuku Bangli Pura Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Besakih 16 May Sugihan Bali Dan Kajeng Kliwon 18 May Penyekeban 19 May Penyajaan Galungan 20 May Penampahan Galungan 21 May Hari Raya Galungan Pura Wakika Kupang NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung Jakarta Timur

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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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Invention loves collaboration at Milan show

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MILAN — Collaboration drove invention during Milan’s annual International Furniture Show and collateral design week events, yielding the promise of homes without mobile phone chargers, and with more ergonomic seating, table settings fit for Italy’s most demanding chefs and sculptures that double as furniture. The sprawling show, which closed Sunday, is the largest in the world, capitalizing on Italian excellence in furniture design and craftsmanship. The weeklong happening, which spills out into Milan venues with numerous side events, is also increasingly the launching pad for high-level collaborations among the fashion, architecture, technological and design worlds. “The market is big and growing for those who have a strong brand,” said the presiding chairman of the international furniture show, Kartell CEO Claudio Luti, noting that visitors from 160 countries were on hand to see new products from some 2,400 furniture makers at the Rho convention center near Milan. “It is a great opportunity and a great recognition of the quality of innovation.” GET A CHARGE OUT OF YOUR FURNITURE

At the end of a long day, both user and mobile phone are out of juice. In the dream house of the near future, there’s no more fumbling for phone chargers. Just plunk down your device on a surface with a built-in wireless charging station. Powermat wireless recharging technology is being incorporated into Corian surfaces, the DuPont creation that can be molded into virtually any shape and purpose, making it ideal for kitchen countertops, bathroom surfaces and tabletops — any of which now can become a charging station. The energy transfer is through magnetic induction, not electricity, meaning “there is no chance of sparkage,” said Scott Eisenstein, a Powermat vice president. DuPont envisions the broadest initial application in public spaces, say, restaurants, airports or train stations where mobile device charging can be monetized. But DuPont also sees a market niche for the technology as a luxury feature in private homes. “DuPont Corian is so far ahead of the curve in recognizing that wireless power charging needs to be in places where you find yourself every day,” Eisenstein said. Until the wireless technology

TOP DESIGNERS UNITE FOR DIVERSITY

For design aficionados, there is nothing more galling than finding out that a competitive neighbor also bought that coveted Philippe Starck chair. Now, thanks to a concept launched on the sidelines of the furniture show, buyers can customize their own designer furnishings. Seven designers, including Starck, Sebastian Bergne, Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, have designed “naked” furnishings — chairs, tables, sofas — for an inaugural collection of a new brand concept dubbed Tog, short for together. Consumers can choose from colors and combinations offered by the designers. But Tog coordinator and designer Nicola Rapetti said the concept also establishes a network of so-called customizers who offer additions of their own. For example, one Dutch “customizer” offers knit covers for chairs, and the possibilities for collaborations within the Tog community, as it grows, is endless. Eventually, Starck envisions that 3-D printing will expand the concept even further. Starck called Tog “a philosophy, a political idea” because it brings mass production to design, which will bring down prices. “It’s a high-tech miracle,” Starck said. “You have a guy somewhere who will make a beautiful object, just for you.” A temporary store was opened in Milan this week and the first permanent store will open in Sao Paolo, with more to follow. There is also a website, www.togallcreatorstogether.com . FASHION MEETS DESIGN

The Pucci fashion house has teamed up with the Bisazza glassmosaic makers to create splashy wall mosaics featuring archival Pucci patterns. The collaboration was born

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First quarter

Bali’s economy grows around 6 percent Bali Post

DENPASAR - Representative Office of Bank Indonesia for Region III Bali-Nusra predicts the Bali’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2014 will reach the range of 5.6 to 6 percent. The achievement is higher than in the fourth quarter of 2013 reaching 5.4 percent. “This growth is dominantly triggered by tourism activities and property sector showing off quite high growth. Even, we estimate it will be higher than the national growth which reaches 6 percent,” said Deputy Representative of Bank Indonesia for Region III Bali-Nusra, Ananda Pulungan, in Denpasar. He said that in addition to tourism sector, the Bali’s economic growth in the quarter was also triggered by preparation of legislative election. “Purchase of T-shirts, manufacture of political party attributes and consumption when organizing a campaign

becomes standard in mobile phones, Powermat has bridge technologies in the form of charging phone cases or a charging ring that plugs into the device. Each need to be placed on a specified spot on the surface, where the energy transfer can be made.

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moderately influenced the Bali’s economic growth for the period of January-March,” he said. Meanwhile, related to the price movement of goods in March 2014, the Representative Office of Bank Indonesia for Region III Bali-Nusra recorded that inflation pressure in Denpasar City declined again, namely at 0.32 percent (mtm) or 5.66 percent (yoy), down from the inflation in February amounting to 0.37 percent (mtm) or 6.11 percent (yoy). “Inflation movement of Denpasar reflects the inflation movement of Bali Province consider-

ing the weight of calculation of Denpasar city is much greater than the weight of calculation of Singaraja town,” he explained. According to the results of inflation calculation of Bali Province, the largest contribution to inflation came from the commodity core inflation with a share of 0.15 percent. Significant commodity core inflation playing a role was the commodity in field of health group. In addition, the declining trend also occurred in the price of commodities like domestic gold jewelry and sugar commodity. “Preservation of inflation ex-

pectation causes the core group to be sloping over the previous period. Meanwhile, the share of commodities belonging to volatile food or basic needs and administered price respectively reached 0.10 and 0.07 percent,” he said. He added, despite the increase in activity related to the consumption of Nyepi celebration falling last March 31, the abundant supply in keeping with favorable weather condition could reduce the increasing rate of component belonging to volatile food in general. The decline in inflationary pressures in that period remained to stagnate mainly due to price hike of cayenne and the increase of air transport cost after the implementation of the Minister of Transportation Regulation No. 2/2014.

Mertasari Beach to be arranged

“For April 2014, we predict that Denpasar will experience deflation at the rate of not more than -0.1 percent (mtm) because the volatile food is predicted to experience decline in price in harmony with the first sub-round rice harvest this year,” he said. He mentioned that based on Price Monitoring Survey (SPH) until the third week of April 2014 it was indicated that some commodities monitored such as vegetables and spices decreased in price. It was also in accordance with the pattern of inflation in April for the past 6 years. “Our records indicate that most of the commodities contributing to the inflation experienced a decline in price such as red chili and cayenne, and even showed a decline more than 30 percent,” he affirmed. (kmb27)

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This Monday, April 7, 2014 file photo shows the new Bialetti coffee maker displayed at the Milan Design Fair, in Milan, Italy. out of friendship between Laudomia Pucci and Rossella Bisazza, women who have taken over the historic Italian brands founded by their fathers. While Bisazza has collaborated with designers before, this is its first with a fashion house. “The idea is to transfer the print from garments to interiors,” Bisazza said in the brand’s Milan store. “It is a way to decorate the house.” Three of the creations are envisioned as wall hangings, pieces of art in limited editions of 99. Each

bold, geometric mosaic is made from hand-cut stones and takes six mosaic makers 200 hours to assemble. The collection also includes three moreindustrialized products that can be installed directly on interior walls. “It has been a great collaboration, also very easy, very quick,” Bisazza said. “It is not always that way.” Fashion designers are increasingly expanding into home and furniture lines to complete their brands. Prada presented its CloverLeaf Sofa, a sectional that in its full, circular

configuration creates intimate space for conversation with front-and-back seating. In its entirety, the sofa, which comes in velvety red, gold and green, commands a large space but can be broken down into elegant S-shaped seating, as Prada did in its via Montenapoleane womenswear store. Missoni decorated an interior wall with plates in a mix-matched floral and zigzag design that it made in collaboration with the historic Tuscan porcelain company Richard Ginori.

DENPASAR - Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will make arrangement along seven kilometers from Mertasari Beach to Segara Beach this year. This is a multiyear project that will be worked on in stages for several years. “Actually, the planning has been made by our team to improve and refine along seven kilometers (Mertasari Beach—Ed) namely in terms pathway considered less comfortable because it is too narrow,” said Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, recently. According to her, the pathway or the road in the coastal area would be widened, so it would be more convenient for pedestrians and bicycle users. Not only that, the minister would also make arrangement against the stalls and public spaces such as toilets and other public facilities. “The arrangement will be done this year. I am happy with Sanur, so it will be more convenient if the infrastructure is repaired. Currently, it is uncomfortable because some areas are very crowded. It will be better if the arrangement is without relocating traders, but it can still be comfortable,” she said. She hoped that local government and Ministry of Public Works worked on along the coast that had not been worked on by Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy. “We have allocated a budget worth IDR 5 billion to arrange the area along the Sanur Beach,” she said. She added the project would work on a number of new facilities. Among them, there would be jogging track, rest area, souvenirs shops as well as waste management. “The concept is to improve the existing infrastructure such as by providing rest area and information center,” she explained. In addition to arranging the Sanur Beach area, her party also targeted some deserted beach areas to enhance tourist visit. Meanwhile, Kuta, Nusa Dua and Kintamani area were considered other strategic areas in Bali. Mertasari Beach is a part of Sanur Beach that will be arranged. This Mertasari Beach is facing north, while Sanur Beach facing west. So to see the sunrise, position of the sun is unlike in the middle of the beach, but is seen emerging from the adjoining coast. In late 1976, this beach was used by travelers to sunbathe facing east when the sun rose. (kmb27)

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Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will make arrangement along seven kilometers from Mertasari Beach to Segara Beach this year. This is a multiyear project that will be worked on in stages for several years.


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The snake which was found in Sanglah Hospital

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Python found at Sanglah Hospital

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DENPASAR - Another python was found again in the front of the Wings Amerta lobby, Sanglah Hospital, Wednesday (Apr 23). Previously, a snake of the same type had been found at the same location. The first python along 3.5 meters was discovered about two weeks ago. However, the snake having been impounded suddenly disappeared a few days later. The discovery of similar snake definitely surprised the officers on duty that day. Luckily, the snake came out at 04:00 a.m. so only a few visitors were made fearful by its presence. It was not yet known for sure whether it was the same snake as the one hat had been captured previously andwhich had then disappeared. According to Tumin, 50, one of the janitors who witnessed the arrival of the snake at Wings Amerta, the snake was slithering right in front of the en-

trance to Wings Amerta on Wednesday (Apr 23) around 04:00 a.m. The snake was approximately 3 meters in length. “Probably, the snake just goes out to look for something to eat,” he said. At the time of incident, Tumin was taking litter around the entrance of Wings Amrita of Sanglah Hospital. He admitted to be surprised on seeing the snake slithering toward the car parked in the area. He then called two friends to help catch the snake. This man from Malang and colleagues managed to catch the snake and then stored it in a sack. As planned, he was

about to bring the snake home to be raised. “I live at Suwung landfill and would like to raise it,” he said. One of the Sanglah Hospital security guards alleged the snake found on Wednesday (Apr 23) was the same snake as found on Friday (Apr 4). At that time, the officers were concerned if the python found would claim a victim, so it was then put in metal shelf and stored in one of the storage rooms of Sanglah Hospital. However, when checked on the next day, the snake was no longer in the store room. (san)

AMLAPURA - A Dutch citizen named Michiel Borwinkle, 61, Wednesday (Apr 23) sat in front of the panel of judges chaired by Ketut Tirta, after being found guilty and sentenced to four months in prison in the trial in the Amlapura District Court, he immediately protested. He stated to appeal to the High Court. Michiel of Rotterdam origin, spoke in English, accompanied by his interpreter, stated that the prosecutor of Amlapura District Attorney demanded an eightmonth sentence and one year probation. However, the judge only sentenced him four months in prison. The defendant pleaded not guilty on the grounds of self defense. He denied to have molested the minor victim, I Ketut Andre Wiadnyana, 15, his gardener. Previously, the defendant was blamed for persecuting the gardener who was a minor and always said if he did not want to be punished. Meanwhile, outside the trial, the prosecutor Eka Sabana said that the defendant was sent to jail because he heard that the defendant was reported again by his wife with the allegation of maltreatment. Prosecutor Eka Sabana said, indeed the notice of initial investigation (SP2D) had not been submitted by police investigator to the District Attorney. However, prosecutor Eka Sabana said that he heard or police had expressed about the act of the defendant orally, where the defendant was reported by reporting witness, doubling as his wife, that Michiel was reported to police on the charges of maltreatment. In the verdict last Wednesday, the big- and tall-bodied man was declared legally and convincingly to have been proved guilty of committing physical violence against minor victim, I Ketut Andre Widnyana, 15. At the time of persecution on October 4, 2013, the victim was in grade 9 of junior high school. The victim from Gelumpang had worked at the home of the defendant for few months at Gelumpang hamlet, Karangasem. As a gardener, he had the task sweepng and cleaning up the garden with the wage of IDR 480,000. He worked after school at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. At the time of incident, the victim was thirsty. He knocked on the door twice to ask for a drink. However, the homeowner did not answer. The victim then directly entered into the house of the defendant. Previously, he also used to enter the defendant’s house after being allowed by the maid witness, Ni Luh Ayu. In his pleading, the defendant Michiel denied that he was guilty. He did admit that he hit the victim twice and kicked once. The defendant claimed to be guilty but only out of self-defense. At the time of thei incident, the defendant snooped by hiding behind the door when the victim knocked at the door. The victim came in with a sickle commonly used to weed in the garden of the defendant. However, the defendant claimed that the victim brought a sickle weapon (clurit). Allegedly the victim was about to steal from the house, given that his hands were clamped. After that, the victim was taken into the room and later recognized to have been beaten and kicked twice. On the other hand, Ni Wayan Surni, the defendant’s wife, who witnessed the verdict trial against the defendant molesting her son, said she was not satisfied with the light sentence decided by the judges. It happened because her son had been beaten and kicked. Due to the blow that the defendant received, which caused his cheek under the ear to be swollen, her son could not go to school for four days. (013)

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Obama: New sanctions against Russia are ‘teed up’ Associated Press Writer

TOKYO — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are “teed up,” President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine. Still, he cautioned that the United States needs to secure the support of allies to ensure that additional economic pressure is even applied. He conceded that new sanctions may not change Russian President Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical calculations. “There are some things the United States can do alone but ultimately it’s going to have to be a joint effort, a collective effort,” Obama said during a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Obama’s comments underscored the difficulties he faces in devising a response to Russia’s aggressive moves on Ukraine’s eastern border and the growing unrest in the country driven by pro-Russian insurgents. He did not put a timeline on when sanctions could be applied, saying only it was a matter of days, not weeks. Obama complained that militias and armed men continue to take over government buildings in Ukraine in defiance of Ukrainian authorities. Pro-Russian insurgents have been especially active in eastern Ukraine in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. Under an agreement struck last week in Geneva, Russia had agreed to take steps to defuse the tensions. “So far we have seen them not abide by the spirit or the letter of the

agreement in Geneva,” Obama said. If that continues, he said, “there will be further consequences and we will ramp up further sanctions.” Obama’s caution came in the wake of a warning by the Russian foreign minister that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov compared the circumstances to those that triggered the war with Georgia in 2008. By acknowledging that he still needed cooperation from allies to impose new sanctions, Obama laid bare one of the key obstacles to presenting a united front against Russia. Many European countries rely on Russian energy and fear that increased pressure on Moscow could hurt their own economies. “It’s important to emphasize that throughout this process our goal has been to change Mr. Putin’s calculus, that our preference is to resolve this diplomatically, that sanctions hurt Russia more than anybody else but they are disruptive to the global economy,” Obama said.

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace State Guest House in Tokyo Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Nepal officials go to Everest to try to end crisis Associated Press Writer

KATMANDU, Nepal — With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepalese tourism officials traveled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides. Friday’s avalanche — the worst ever recorded on Everest — has exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha

Nimdige Sherpa holds a portrait of her son Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, with her husband Ankchu Sherpa seated beside her in their rented apartment in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

treatment and benefits. “The main objective of this trip is to attempt to avert the shutdown of the mountaineering season and convince the Sherpas not to cancel their climb,” said Keshav Pandey of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal, which was taking part in the meeting. The negotiations will likely be tricky, however, because the Sherpas have no single leader and the motivations for their walkout range from honoring the dead to holding out for more substantial benefits. While it was unclear just how many of the 400 or so Sherpas on the mountain had joined the walkout, at least three major expedition companies have already canceled their climbs. Most attempts to reach Everest’s summit are made in mid-May, when a brief window normally offers bet-

ter weather. Without the help of the Sherpas, the tiny Himalayan community that has become famous for its high-altitude skills and endurance, it would be nearly impossible for climbers to scale Everest. Many climbers will have to forfeit most or all of the money they have spent to go up the mountain — $75,000 or more. Sherpas are key guides and also haul tons of gear up the mountain. Dave Hahn, who has scaled Everest more than a dozen times, said on Rainier Mountaineering’s website that he met with other climbing team leaders and guides before deciding to halt the climb. “Those meetings convinced us that the right course was to give up on Mount Everest for spring 2014,” Hahn wrote from base camp, adding that the risks outweighed the possibility of success.


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BEIJING — China’s government says it will open 80 projects in eight state-run industries to private and foreign investors as part of efforts to make its slowing economy more productive.

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Employees wear green shirts near Apple’s familiar logo displayed with a green leaf at the Apple Store in Sydney. Apple on Wednesday courted investors with stock split plans as hot iPhone sales pushed up profits while underscoring pressure for the company to unveil “the next big thing.”

Apple splitting stock as iPhone sales soar

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SAN FRANCISCO - Apple on Wednesday courted investors with stock split plans as hot iPhone sales pushed up profits while underscoring pressure for the company to unveil “the next big thing.” Apple shares jumped more than seven percent to $566.15 in after-market trade following the release of January-March earnings figures showing profit of $10.2 billion on $45.6 billion in revenue. The earnings report came with Apple chief Tim Cook hinting that new products are on the way from the maker of iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Macintosh computers. “We’re very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services,”

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China to open 8 state industries for investment

The announcement late Wednesday is the latest in a series of policy changes aimed at carrying out the ruling Communist Party’s pledge in November to give entrepreneurs and foreign investors a bigger role in the state-dominated economy. It made no mention of the politically volatile issue of whether private investors would be allowed any control over entities in newly opened industries such as oil and hydro power that previously have been deemed strategic. Other industries cited were wind power, natural gas storage and distribution, production of photovoltaic equipment for solar power, coal, railways and port operations. Premier Li Keqiang said the Cabinet “decided to launch a number of projects to encourage participation of ‘social capital’ in a number of areas such as infrastructure to promote fair competition,” according to the statement. Li, the country’s top economic official, said guidance on the role of foreign and private investors would be released as soon as possible. Chinese leaders are trying to replace a growth model based on exports and investment that delivered three decades of explosive growth but is running out of steam. They want to nurture more self-sustaining growth based on domestic consumption. At the same time, the ruling party wants to retain control of the economy even as entrepreneurs are given a bigger role. Any attempt to give outsiders a voice in how state industries are run is likely to face opposition from party factions that rely on those industries as a source of money and jobs for supporters. Economic growth has slowed steadily over the past two years as Chinese leaders try to nurture more self-sustaining domestic consumption. It declined in 2013 to 7.7 percent, the lowest full-year rate in two decades, and decelerated to 7.4 percent in the first three months of this year. Li promised in a March speech to give markets “a decisive role” in allocating resources. That will require Beijing to overturn a system that supports state companies with monopolies and lowcost credit, energy, land and other resources. In a reference to possible opposition, Li said in the speech that Beijing will need to “break mental shackles and vested interests.” Economists say the most urgently needed reform is an overhaul of China’s state-owned banking sector, which lends mostly to government industry and gives little support to entrepreneurs who create new jobs and wealth.

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Cook said in a press release. “We’re eagerly looking forward to introducing more new products and services that only Apple could bring to market.” Apple will spend an additional $30 billion to buy back shares of the company’s stock, taking to $130 billion how much it plans to spend on repurchases and dividends by the end of next year. Apple is pouring $90 billion into buying back shares because it believes the stock is undervalued in the market, according to executives. “We’re confident in Apple’s future and see tremendous value in Apple’s stock, so we’re continuing to allocate the majority of our program to share repurchases,” Cook said. “We’re also happy to be increasing

our dividend for the second time in less than two years.” Apple will raise its quarterly dividend to $3.29 per common share and said it plans to bump up the figure annually. Its board endorsed a seven-for-one stock split, with each shareholder of record as of June 2 receiving six additional shares for each one they hold. “We are taking this action to make Apple stock more accessible to a larger number of investors,” Cook added. Forrester analyst Frank Gillett said the earnings showed a company “chugging along” on proven products but under pressure to rock the world with another innovation. “We are ready,” Gillett said. “It is time for Apple to show us something from their labs; from behind their closed doors.”

Mass rabies vaccination focuses on stray dogs Bali Post

SINGARAJA - Mass rabies vaccination program in Buleleng has been rolled back. The vaccination funded by the state budget and matching fund of regional budget is focused on targeting stray dogs owned by residents. It is based on consideration that stray dogs potentially threaten to transmit rabies in North Bali. The Head of Buleleng Agriculture and Livestock Agency, Nyoman Swatantra, said the mass vaccination in the region had been begun on April 7, 2014. The vaccination was focused on targeting stray dogs because the distribution of dog population was quite a lot and quite threatening to transmit rabies. Meanwhile, pet dogs (race dogs—Ed) raised by hobbyists had been routinely vaccinated and its nurturing pattern had been very good, so the race dogs were not the main target in this mass rabies vaccination. “Stray dogs and improper nurture have great possibility to transmit rabies, so we are focused on targeting the stray dogs. Meanwhile, race dogs are regularly vaccinated by its owners, so the potential for transmitting rabies is small, but if we find that they have not been vaccinated, we will also target them in this mass rabies vaccination,” he said. According to Swatantra, since the beginning of mass rabies vaccination, his party could have vaccinated 2,853 dogs of totally 70,000 dogs targeted. The stray dogs having been successfully vaccinated scattered in 12 villages in Buleleng. Meanwhile, the remaining amount had not been vaccinated and the Livestock Agency attempted to complete the mass rabies vaccination in Buleleng until July 2014. “We still have three months to vaccinate so that the remaining 45,000 stray dogs becoming our target this year can be achieved,” he explained. On the other hand, Swatantra said that from the evaluation made by vaccination officers it was not found any significant constraints. However, the officers often got difficulty to catch stray dogs owned by residents because they were still reluctant to tie up their dogs. As a result, the officers had to try hard to catch the stray dogs to be vaccinated. To that end, Swatantra urged residents to tie up their dog, so that the officers could directly vaccinated when arriving at location without having to waste time to catch the stray dogs. Apart from the support of residents, the hamlet chief and headman were also requested to help the vaccination officers in the field by allowing the elimination to stray dogs whose owner was unclear. “It does not necessarily mean if we are unable to catch, but we hope the residents to tie up their pets and familiarize residents to raise dog properly, so as not to endanger others or the owner,” he added. To be noted, the rabies vaccination has been implemented since 2013. At that time, the Livestock Agency successfully vaccinated 53,733 stray dogs belonging to residents. In addition, there are 6,500 stray dogs having been vaccinated by team A. Not only that, the rabies vaccination has also been done when a dog bite case is found. From the sweeping made by Livestock Agency, it successfully vaccinated as many as 1,664 stray dogs. Based on this amount, the total stray dogs having been vaccinated for a year reached 61,800 heads. Meanwhile, this year the Buleleng Livestock Agency expected to vaccinate as many as 45,000 heads of 70,000 stray dogs in Buleleng. This rabies mass vaccination utilized the funds of the state budget and sharing fund of the regional budget of Buleleng. (mud)

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Mass rabies vaccination program in Buleleng has been rolled back. The vaccination funded by the state budget and matching fund of regional budget is focused on targeting stray dogs owned by residents.

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The population of Bali cattle under threat because of smuggling. The smuggling of Bali cattle through the waters to Java from Sumbersari, Melaya, turns rampant again.

Again, smuggling of Bali cattle increasingly rampant

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NEGARA - The smuggling of Bali cattle through the waters to Java from Sumbersari, Melaya, turns rampant again. Even, it is committed openly regardless the time. Allegedly, this action is backed so the perpetrators can freely dispatch the cattle by vessel. A resource of Bali Post said that such an action was still going on and never deterrent although some time ago the Marine Police from the National Police Headquarters intervened to thwart the smuggling of Bali cattle by boat. Unfortunately, the dispatch case of dozens of Bali cattle was only categorized into misdemeanor. After the arrest, the smuggling through Sumbersari coastal area was still ongoing. Even, the dispatch had been scheduled pursuant to the market day of the cattle market. Such an action was pretty neat and did not only involve one or two people. Even, the coordinator of perpetrators prepared special persons to take care of the cattle and put them up onto the boat. Dispatch could be done several

times in a day. Apparently the authorities had closed their eyes despite knowing the delivery action of those illegal cattle. “When being followed, they will turn towards Cupel or the other coast,” said GP. GP also claiming to be a cattle tradesman accused that such cattle trafficking had disrupted the price of cattle in the market. Moreover, the cattle dispatched were regardless of the age, gender and size. Meanwhile, the other cattle sellers had to go through rigorous selection and should have permission of delivery. A number of residents met last weekend claimed to know that such action was committed on certain days. The number of cattle dispatched was uncertain and regardless of the age. However, the

residents chose to remain silent because it had been a common knowledge. Though knowing it, the apparatus would take no action. Meanwhile, some time ago the Head of the Jembrana Agriculture, Livestock and Plantation Agency, I Ketut Wiratma, said that so far there was restriction on Bali cattle delivery to outside Bali to keep its population. However, the county agency did not have the authority to do it. The permit was issued by provincial agency. In the county level, there was a group appointed to make recommendations which cattle could be dispatched so that it got permission. The cattle allowed to be sent to outside the region would be examined first by age, height, weight and health. (kmb26)


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Last appeal bid rejected in HK ‘Milkshake Murder’

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INDONESIA Jokowi’s running mate to be surprise

Associated Press Writer

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s top court has rejected a final bid for an appeal by an American convicted of drugging her wealthy banker husband and bashing him to death. The Court of Final Appeal dismissed Nancy Kissel’s application on Thursday. Kissel was convicted twice for the 2003 murder of her husband, Robert Kissel. The case, dubbed the “Milkshake Murder,” grabbed world headlines with its lurid tale of the breakdown of a wealthy expatriate marriage in the southern Chinese city. She was sentenced to life in 2012, matching the result of an earlier trial that was overturned. Prosecutors said Kissel, a housewife, gave her husband a sedativelaced milkshake and then bludgeoned him with a metal ornament before wrapping his body up in a carpet.

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Senior students arrive at Danwon High School in Ansan, south of Seoul, Thursday, April 24, 2014 for the first time since its closure after the ferry Sewol sank in the water off the country’s southern coast, with many of the school students on board.

Classes begin at SKorean school full of mourning Associated Press Writer

ANSAN, South Korea — Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who make up the vast majority of the more than 300 people feared dead. Danwon High School was at times the site of even more direct grieving, as relatives in funeral processions visited their loved ones’ classrooms before moving on to cremate the body. Education officials said the first two days of classes will focus on helping students cope with losses and trauma, with help from psychiatrists and professional counselors. Nearby at Olympic Memorial Museum, a flower-strewn temporary memorial to the approximately 250 students dead or missing drew a stream of blackclad mourners. “I am very sad, but at the same time, I also feel resentful and angry,” said businessman Lee Dong-geun. When “I entered, I saw the faces of those students and could not fight back my tears.” So far 159 bodies have been

pulled from the water, with 143 people still missing. Hundreds of divers are working to retrieve the remaining bodies. The task is becoming more difficult because divers must now break through cabin walls to continue their search. Many of the bodies already retrieved were in a larger lounge area. “The lounge is one big open space, so once in it we got our search done straight away. But in the case of the cabins, we will have to break down the walls in between because they are all compartments,” said Koh Myung-seok, spokesman for the government-wide emergency task force. Seniors’ classes at Danwon began Thursday, and younger grades will begin next week, including the 13 juniors who did not go on the ferry. It’s

not clear when the 75 students who survived will return; most remain hospitalized, many for mental stress. Lee Seung-min, an 18-year-old senior, said Wednesday that students are “constantly watching the news and crying, and going back and forth from the school, placing chrysanthemums and crying, and unable to do anything.” Notes and messages to missing teachers and students are posted on walls, stairs, doors and windows. Some left cookies, soda cans and bread on window panes. Inside a classroom, a few bouquets of white flowers were placed on empty desks. “Our Jung-hoon is a nice kid,” read one message, left on a door. “Please. Save him. If he won’t come back, please send him to a good place.”

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Magnitude 6.6 quake off British Columbia coast Associated Press Writer

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PORT ALICE, British Columbia — A magnitude 6.6 quake was recorded Wednesday night in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. There was no danger of a tsunami, according to the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska. The quake hit at 8:10 p.m. local time and was centered about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Port Alice, British Columbia, and about 280 miles (450 kilometers) northwest of Seattle, Washington. It occurred at a depth of 7 miles (11.4 kilometers). It was followed by aftershocks of magnitude 5.0 and 4.2, the USGS said. Port Hardy resident Jennifer Nickerson said the quake caused lights to sway and the fish tank in the hotel where she works to rock. In less than two hours, more than 650 people in nearly three dozen cities logged on to the earthquake information site to report feeling the quake. The online reports came from as far away as Kelowna in south-central British Columbia and the Seattle suburbs of Auburn and Bellevue, said USGS geophysicist Dale Grant in the Golden, Colorado, earthquake information center. None of the online comments reported damage, Grant said. The quake was the strongest in the area since another 6.6 on Nov. 2, 2004, Grant said.

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In this March 1964 photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Government Hill Elementary School is shown destroyed following an earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Securities guard at the entrance of Jakarta International School. The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has discovered another alleged victim of sexual assault at Jakarta International School (JIS) in South Jakarta.

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Another victim of sexual assault discovered Antara

JAKARTA - The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has discovered another alleged victim of sexual assault at Jakarta International School (JIS) in South Jakarta. “KPAI has received an official report about another alleged victim,” KPAI commissioner Elvina said at the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Headquarters on Thursday. Elvina stated that KPAI, the Victim and Witness Protection Institute (LPSK) had come to the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Headquarters to trace information about the discovery. She confirmed that she would report the discovery as new evidence to deepen the investigation in the earlier sexual violence case of a six-year old JIS preschool child AK. She could not yet explain in detail about the forms of sexual violence suffered by the new victim as he was still under medication examination. Elvina pointed out that the new victim had just ascertained the physical violence that he had received at the school. She added that the new victim was a class mate of AK, the one who was subjected to sexual assaults by the cleaning service workers at the school. The JIS meanwhile, claimed that it

was not aware of the victim’s discovery. “The Jakarta International School has not had enough information about the case,” JIS principal Timothy Carr declared, in a written statement on Thursday. “We are now still collecting as much information as possible, including contacting the family of the victim,” he added. He asserted JIS would tell about the issue soon after adequate information had been collected. KPAI, meanwhile, has accused the JIS of not being transparent with regard to data about its teachers and students. “JIS is still like earlier, not yet transparent,” Elvina pointed out. In view of that, she hoped the police would investigate the JIS’s stance for a legal process.

She hoped that the JIS would help the police in their effort to investigate the sexual assault of AK. The JIS’s transparency and willingness to open data about its teachers and students could help the police a lot in unveiling other possible suspects. “If the JIS is cooperative, a list of suspects could be made,” she added. Elvina explained that the JIS had given data, which is different from the one given by the victim’s parents. The police are now also investigating possible negligence by the school in connection with the sexual assault of AK. The police will also file a lawsuit against the school for operating the pre-school without the necessary permissions from the ministry of education. The ministry of education has closed the JIS pre-school for good since Tuesday (Apr 22).

JAKARTA - The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), which is the likely winner of the legislative elections on April 9, has claimed that the running mate for Jokowi will be a surprise, Rieke Diah Pitaloka stated. “Soon, there will be a surprise. There will be a surprise movement for the people,” the party’s association chairperson noted at City Hall, after meeting with Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Thursday. She meanwhile explained that the party has already shortlisted the list of potential vice presidential candidates for the presidential election on July 9, from five to three, and with regard to the three candidates, an agreement has also been reached. “I do not know if the surprise would be the announcement of the vice presidential candidate or not. What is important is that there will be a more important movement for the people,” she pointed out. Regarding her meeting with Jokowi, she stated that she had met with him to discuss certain substantial issues, which are more important for the people. “New Indonesia, it is hoped will start from now,” she asserted. When asked to confirm if PDIP general chairperson Megawati Soekarnoputri had decided to name former vice president Jusuf Kalla as the running mate for Jokowi, she declined to answer and advised newsmen to ask about it to secretary general Tjahjo Kumolo. “Who is the vice president? Please ask Tjahjo Kumolo, the PDIP secretary general,” she stressed. PDIP’s presidential candidate Jokowi had earlier stated that the president and vice president is meant to be one package to overcome national problems and so no one must consider a vice president as a mere reserve. “My relations with Jusuf Kalla or Ryamizard Ryacudu have been good until now. The decision making process is not finished yet and so we have to just wait,” he explained.

Military Commander denied collecting luxurious watch Associated Press

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s military commander said critics who called him out for wearing an especially luxurious watch should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake. A Singapore website flagged a picture of the general and his watch this week, saying it was from the Richard Mille brand’s Filipe Massa collection and worth more than $100,000. The report caused a social media storm in a country where the average income is about $8.50 a day. Gen. Moeldoko, who uses a single name, said it was a Chinesemade copy and cost only 5 million rupiah ($430). He removed the watch from his wrist and showed it to reporters who were covering a meeting Wednesday of Indonesia and Philippines military officials. “This is a Chinese-made fake watch... how could such a watch be original,” he said while slamming the watch on the floor. Richard Mille did not immediately respond to a question about the general’s remarks, which appeared to indicate a lack of concern for intellectual property rights, not uncommon in Indonesia. The website, mothership.sg, also showed photos of Moeldoko wearing other luxury watches, including an Audemars Piguet Millenary — either a $43,000 Chronograph or a $476,600 Minute Repeater limited edition. Moeldoko, who became Indonesia’s military chief last August, reported total assets of about 36 billion rupiah ($3 million) to the anti-graft commission last year.


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Heat and Blazers go up 2-0, Texan series squared

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AMLAPURA - Taman Sukasada Ujung is the water pleasure garden built in the early 1900’s by the king as a component of the royal palace to recive important guests and visiting foreign dignitaries. Located just 5 km out of Amlapura, this serene garden setting was inspired by a combination of classic Balinese and European architectural styles and incorporates three extensive ponds. From this elevated vantage point guests can appreciate sweeping views of the ocean towards the south, the tranquil beauty of the volcanic Mount Agung and surrounding rice terraces. Taman Sukasada Ujung is considered the structural mascot of the Karangasem kingdom.

MIAMI — LeBron James was again to the fore as Miami beat Charlotte on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their NBA first-round playoff series, while Portland also went up 2-0 with a win at Houston and Dallas squared its series against state rival San Antonio. James scored 32 points and added eight assists while Chris Bosh scored 20 points for the Heat in the 101-97 victory. The Bobcats took the game right up to the Heat on their own court and Miami needed a steal by Dwyane Wade in the closing seconds before it could be sure of victory. Wade finished with 15 points. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 22 points for Charlotte, which got 18 points and 13 rebounds from Al Jefferson, who played through a left plantar fascia strain and shot 9 for 23 from the floor. Portland won 112-105 at Houston, with LaMarcus Aldridge scoring over 40 points for the second straight game of the series. Aldridge’s 43 points made him the first player to reach 40 points in consecutive playoff games since James did it in 2009. Aldridge scored 46 points in Game 1; a career high and the most ever by a Portland player in a playoff

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game. Damian Lillard made six late free throws to secure the valuable road victory. James Harden knocked down a 3-pointer with about 30 seconds left to get the Rockets within three. Lillard made two free throws before Harden fouled out about 10 seconds later. Mo Williams and Lillard both made a pair of free throws after that to secure the win. Houston’s Dwight Howard scored 25 points in the first half, but managed just seven in the second half. The Rockets are one of three Texan teams in the playoffs, and the other two are squared 1-1 in their series after Dallas pulled off a rare win at San Antonio, taking it 113-92. The Spurs had won their past 10 games against the Mavericks and were expected to

extend that streak on their home court, but Dallas was clearly the better team. The Mavericks took the lead for good in the early part of the second quarter and pulled away, with an even spread of scorers: Monta Ellis had 21 points, Shawn Marion 20, Devin Harris 18, Dirk Nowitzki 16 and Jose Calderon 12. Dallas did not relent this time unlike Game 1 when they blew a 10-point lead in the final eight minutes. San Antonio was unusually sloppy. A team that averaged 14.4 turnovers per game during the regular season had already passed that number before halftime and finished with 22 for the game, gifting the Mavericks 33 points. Manu Ginobili had 27 points for the Spurs while Tony Parker added 12 and Tim Duncan 11.

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Miami Heat’s LeBron James (6) gestures after shooting a three-point basket during the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Charlotte Bobcats, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 99-88.

Ferrer suffers early defeat in Barcelona Reuters

BARCELONA - Four-time finalist David Ferrer crashed out in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, producing a rusty performance to lose 6-4 6-2 to Georgia’s Teymuraz Gabashvili. The world number five, who beat fellow Spaniard Rafa Nadal en route to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters last week, was a long way from his best against a player 50 players below him on the ATP rankings. Gabashvili made precious few mistakes, breaking the second seed four times on his way to victory. “This was one of my best victories, no in fact it is my best ever, beating David Ferrer,” the Russian told reporters. “I went into the game knowing that I had to be steady and controlled which is what I managed to do.” Gabashvili raced into a 3-0 lead in the first set but it appeared as though Ferrer was back on track when he levelled at 3-3. Ferrer, continued to make unforced errors though, and once he went a set behind he looked dispirited. Third seed Fabio Fognini from Italy also bowed out with a whimper, trailing 6-0 4-0 to Colombian Santiago Giraldo when he retired from the second round match. Nadal has dominated the Barcelona Open in recent years having won eight out of the last nine tournaments. He is in action against fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos in the second round on Wednesday. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

David Ferrer of Spain returns the ball to his compatriot Rafael Nadal during their quarter-final match at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco April 18, 2014.


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Benzema strike gives Real edge over holders Bayern

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ELUSIVE CROWN

Under the decorated Ancelotti, Real have high hopes they can finally claim the elusive 10th European crown they have been chasing since their last triumph in 2002. There was a crackling atmosphere at their giant Bernabeu arena before kickoff and the home fans unfurled a huge banner proclaiming their status as “Kings of Europe”. However, it was current champions and five-times winners Bayern who bossed the early stages with the Real players obviously under instructions to sit back and try to punish their opponents on the break. Benzema’s goal came from exactly that scenario. Bayern midfielder Toni Kroos had a shot blocked in the Real penalty area and the home side seized possession and poured forward. Ronaldo played Fabio Coentrao in on the left and his low cross evaded the Bayern defence and found Benzema waiting at the far post to tap into an empty net. Real were also first to threaten in the second period thanks to an error in the Bayern defence and Ronaldo, back after knee and thigh muscle injuries, burst clear on the right of the area and forced a fine diving save from Manuel Neuer with a low shot. The Portugal captain has a recordequalling 14 goals in the Champions League this season and was clearly hungry to set a new best and Neuer again had to be alert when Ronaldo cracked a low shot towards the corner in the 68th. Bayern huffed and puffed, with Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery probing down wither flank, but struggled to find a way through the massed ranks of Real defenders. After the introduction of Thomas

Mueller and Goetze they finished strongly and in a frantic finale Goetze might have done better when left unmarked 10 metres out but Casillas was equal to his fierce shot. In added time, Bayern claimed a penalty after Xabi Alonso dispossessed Mueller when he was about to shoot but referee Howard Webb waved away their furious protests. SATISFACTORY RESULT

“It was a very tough match, intense and difficult,” Real centre back Sergio Ramos said in an interview with Spanish television broadcaster Canal Plus. “We worked superbly in defence and we knew how to create our chances and I think it is a satisfactory result to take to Munich and try to make it through to the final.” Bayern winger Robben, a former Real player, said they had been surprised by the home side’s passive approach and had been expecting to be put under a lot more pressure. “We expected a storm but they waited. That was a bit of a surprise,” he told ZDF. “We had chances to score. It was a good game and I liked how we played, especially after the two weeks when we were not in top form,” added the Netherlands international. Bayern had understandably gone off boil since wrapping up the Bundesliga title last month, while Real beat Barca to win the King’s Cup final on April 16 and are still in with a chance of catching La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The winners of the tie will play Atletico or Chelsea, who drew 0-0 at the Calderon in Madrid on Tuesday, in the final in Lisbon on May 24.

Del Piero touted as possible coach for Sydney FC Associated Press Writer

BRISBANE, Australia — A vacancy at Sydney FC may have given former Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero another career option in the A-League. Del Piero, who turns 40 in November, has yet to sign a new playing contract for next season after two years as the highest profile marquee signing ever in the Australian domestic competition. But the firing Wednesday of Frank Farina — the team’s seventh coach in nine seasons — has triggered hype in the Australian media that the 2006 World Cup winner might move into a coaching role next season. The A-League certainly needs Del Piero to stick around. Despite playing with sore hamstrings for a good part of this season, Del Piero scored 10 goals after scoring 14 in his inaugural season of 2012-13. When he was signed in September 2012, season ticket sales at Sydney FC surged by several thousand overnight. And in his first season in the league, attendance increased by more than 100,000 and numbers were up by a similar amount this season.Del Piero couldn’t get Sydney into the playoffs during his first season, but the Sky Blues made it among the top six this year, losing 2-1 to Melbourne Victory in the first playoff round last weekend and ultimately ending Farina’s reign as coach. The front-runner for the vacant manager’s job is Graham Arnold, who recently left Japanese club Vegalta Sendai. Another contender mentioned is former Dutch player and coach Han Berger, who will step down from his role as technical director at Football Federation Australia in June.But Sydney and the league can’t get past Del Piero for sheer star power. “Also lingering is the omnipresent figure of marquee player Alessandro Del Piero, and with the Italian’s desire to enter management growing each year, many believe he could make a seamless transition to the dugout,” the Sydney Morning Herald said Thursday.

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Benzema’s 19th-minute goal came from one such swift breakaway and set Real up for Tuesday’s return leg in Munich when they will be looking to avenge a reverse to Bayern at the same stage in the 2011-12 edition. “At the start we were timid and we had some problems,” Real coach Carlo Ancelotti told a news conference. “In the second half, we had a bit more control,” added the Italian, who is in his debut season in Spain. “We were defending but we had some very good counter attacks. “I am happy with everything, with the result and the commitment of the players, because the match was tough.” Ancelotti’s side may, however, live to regret squandering two first-half chances that could have put the tie beyond Bayern’s reach. Champions League top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, back after injury, sliced a first-time shot high and wide in the 26th minute and Angel Di Maria blasted an angled effort over the crossbar when well placed four minutes before the break. Bayern were thwarted time and again by a well organised Real defensive line and came closest to scoring late on when substitute Mario Goetze was denied by a brilliant save from Real captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas. It marked a losing return to Spain for Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, who mostly got the better of Real in four trophy-laden seasons in charge of their arch rivals Barcelona between 2008 and 2012 but suffered his first defeat at the Bernabeu. “I did not want to have the typical German game of back and forth,” Guardiola told German television broadcaster ZDF. “I wanted a lot of possession and we managed that in part. But we did not finish our chances well,” added the 43-year-old.

Real’s Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opening goal during a Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

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Valcke ‘happy’ with Cuiaba stadium despite delays

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MADRID - Real Madrid struck early through Karim Benzema and comfortably held Bayern Munich at bay to beat the holders 1-0 on Wednesday and move a step closer to a first Champions League final in 12 years. Chasing a record-extending 10th European crown, Real were content to cede possession to the slick Bundesliga champions in the semi-final, first leg and created much the better chances with a series of trademark counter attacks.

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SAO PAULO — FIFA’s top World Cup official is satisfied with the pace of work at the stadium in the western Brazilian city of Cuiaba even though a delay in the delivery of seats prompted the venue’s inauguration to be postponed this week. FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said Wednesday that local organizers shouldn’t face major problems finalizing the Arena Pantanal in time for the World Cup. The stadium is one of the three yet to be completed less than two months before the tournament’s opener. Valcke said it’s important all seats are installed by May 5, but he is “fine” and “happy” with what he saw at the venue that will host four World Cup matches. Organizers canceled this weekend’s official inauguration because some 5,000 seats were not delivered on time for the 41,000-capacity stadium. Officials said they hope to officially open the venue in midMay, about a month before the World Cup opener. The venue staged its first official match earlier this month, but only half of the seats were in place at the time. “There is no major issue,” Valcke said of the Arena Pantanal. “It’s just work to be finished and just to make sure that we can run some test events and we can be ready for the time we will receive the stadium from the city. I’m fine, I’m happy with Cuiaba and as long as we keep this date of the 5th of May for all the seats installation and some additional work which has to be done.” Valcke began a tour of host cities with “potential issues” regarding their preparations on Tuesday. In his visit to Sao Paulo, he said organizers don’t have “a minute” waste to make sure the Itaquerao stadium is ready to host the World Cup opener on June 12. In the southern city of Curitiba, where 27,000 seats are yet to be installed at the Arena da Baixada, he said there is “still lots to do inside and outside” the stadium. “We are exactly 50 days away from the World Cup,” Valcke said in Cuiaba. “You are not talking anymore about moving any game from a stadium to another one. You are not talking about moving a (host) city to another one. We have 64 games to be played in Brazil and all these games will be played as we have on the match schedule.”

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FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke speaks during a news conference after inspecting the unfinished Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The stadium will host the World Cup opener match between Brazil and Croatia in June.

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Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj (3rd L) celebrates scoring during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James’ Park in Newcastle, northern England, April 5, 2014.

Man United’s brand strength softens blow of slump Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Manchester United’s owners will be relying on the strength of the club’s brand to soften the impact of a sudden downturn in its fortunes over the past six months. Few clubs have the moneymaking abilities of United, which has been setting revenue records even as the team endured lows on the pitch not witnessed for 24 years during the brief but woeful managerial reign of David Moyes. His spell in charge was abruptly ended on Tuesday before his first season had even drawn to a close. For all United’s success in squeezing every dollar, euro and yen out of its brand, handling a managerial succession has proved more challenging. Not only has it created uncertainty for the New York-listed business, it has also provided a renewed platform for protests against the American Glazer family that bought the club nine years ago. The Florida-based Glazers have no emotional attachment to the 136-year-old club they bought amid street protests. They refuse to engage with fans and never justify decisions in public. While the hierarchy is silent, fans’ groups have a more powerful voice to protest

against the family, which loaded hundreds of millions of dollars of debt onto the club through a leveraged takeover. “United probably peaked on the pitch in 2009 and since then we’ve been in a gradual decline, slowed only by the genius of Sir Alex Ferguson,” said Duncan Drasdo, chief executive of the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust. “Despite some key successes in that time, if anything, the other elite European clubs have moved further ahead, while the domestic challenge has also become much stronger.” Since 2005, more than $1.1 billion has been spent servicing the club’s debt, which is currently around $600 million. Drasdo argues the club has “limited funds available for investment in the playing squad.” United has been generating record revenue, though, each quarter, with turnover set to exceed $700 million in the 2013-14 financial year. United fans have cast envious eyes at Abu Dhabi-owned neighbor Manchester City and Qatar-backed French champion Paris SaintGermain. Both clubs have been investing their owners’ oil wealth during splurges in recent transfer windows. But who could have forecast

that a United side that won the Premier League by 11 points before Ferguson retired last May after 26 trophy-filled years would plummet to seventh this season under Moyes? The Glazers feared a post-Ferguson slump but never expected such a dismal showing, ditching Moyes just 10 months into a six-year contract. Since 2012, when 10 percent of United was floated by the Glazers, the rise and fall of the club’s shares have been as keenly watched as the team’s results. Wall Street investors initially welcomed the dismissal of Moyes, with shares soaring by seven percent at one point after Tuesday’s announcement — reaching their highest level since Ferguson’s retirement. Those gains were wiped out on Wednesday, with shares dropping by almost six percent to $17.69 in morning trading, sending the club’s value below $3 billion again to $2.9 billion. “Following on as the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson was always going to prove a Herculean task ... with arguably deeper disappointment at stake should the trophy cabinet remain bare for a second season,” said Andrew Wilkinson, chief market analyst at Connecticut-based Interactive Brokers.


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Benzema strike gives Real edge over holders Bayern

Associated Press Writer

ELUSIVE CROWN

Under the decorated Ancelotti, Real have high hopes they can finally claim the elusive 10th European crown they have been chasing since their last triumph in 2002. There was a crackling atmosphere at their giant Bernabeu arena before kickoff and the home fans unfurled a huge banner proclaiming their status as “Kings of Europe”. However, it was current champions and five-times winners Bayern who bossed the early stages with the Real players obviously under instructions to sit back and try to punish their opponents on the break. Benzema’s goal came from exactly that scenario. Bayern midfielder Toni Kroos had a shot blocked in the Real penalty area and the home side seized possession and poured forward. Ronaldo played Fabio Coentrao in on the left and his low cross evaded the Bayern defence and found Benzema waiting at the far post to tap into an empty net. Real were also first to threaten in the second period thanks to an error in the Bayern defence and Ronaldo, back after knee and thigh muscle injuries, burst clear on the right of the area and forced a fine diving save from Manuel Neuer with a low shot. The Portugal captain has a recordequalling 14 goals in the Champions League this season and was clearly hungry to set a new best and Neuer again had to be alert when Ronaldo cracked a low shot towards the corner in the 68th. Bayern huffed and puffed, with Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery probing down wither flank, but struggled to find a way through the massed ranks of Real defenders. After the introduction of Thomas

Mueller and Goetze they finished strongly and in a frantic finale Goetze might have done better when left unmarked 10 metres out but Casillas was equal to his fierce shot. In added time, Bayern claimed a penalty after Xabi Alonso dispossessed Mueller when he was about to shoot but referee Howard Webb waved away their furious protests. SATISFACTORY RESULT

“It was a very tough match, intense and difficult,” Real centre back Sergio Ramos said in an interview with Spanish television broadcaster Canal Plus. “We worked superbly in defence and we knew how to create our chances and I think it is a satisfactory result to take to Munich and try to make it through to the final.” Bayern winger Robben, a former Real player, said they had been surprised by the home side’s passive approach and had been expecting to be put under a lot more pressure. “We expected a storm but they waited. That was a bit of a surprise,” he told ZDF. “We had chances to score. It was a good game and I liked how we played, especially after the two weeks when we were not in top form,” added the Netherlands international. Bayern had understandably gone off boil since wrapping up the Bundesliga title last month, while Real beat Barca to win the King’s Cup final on April 16 and are still in with a chance of catching La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The winners of the tie will play Atletico or Chelsea, who drew 0-0 at the Calderon in Madrid on Tuesday, in the final in Lisbon on May 24.

Del Piero touted as possible coach for Sydney FC Associated Press Writer

BRISBANE, Australia — A vacancy at Sydney FC may have given former Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero another career option in the A-League. Del Piero, who turns 40 in November, has yet to sign a new playing contract for next season after two years as the highest profile marquee signing ever in the Australian domestic competition. But the firing Wednesday of Frank Farina — the team’s seventh coach in nine seasons — has triggered hype in the Australian media that the 2006 World Cup winner might move into a coaching role next season. The A-League certainly needs Del Piero to stick around. Despite playing with sore hamstrings for a good part of this season, Del Piero scored 10 goals after scoring 14 in his inaugural season of 2012-13. When he was signed in September 2012, season ticket sales at Sydney FC surged by several thousand overnight. And in his first season in the league, attendance increased by more than 100,000 and numbers were up by a similar amount this season.Del Piero couldn’t get Sydney into the playoffs during his first season, but the Sky Blues made it among the top six this year, losing 2-1 to Melbourne Victory in the first playoff round last weekend and ultimately ending Farina’s reign as coach. The front-runner for the vacant manager’s job is Graham Arnold, who recently left Japanese club Vegalta Sendai. Another contender mentioned is former Dutch player and coach Han Berger, who will step down from his role as technical director at Football Federation Australia in June.But Sydney and the league can’t get past Del Piero for sheer star power. “Also lingering is the omnipresent figure of marquee player Alessandro Del Piero, and with the Italian’s desire to enter management growing each year, many believe he could make a seamless transition to the dugout,” the Sydney Morning Herald said Thursday.

AP Photo/Paul White

Benzema’s 19th-minute goal came from one such swift breakaway and set Real up for Tuesday’s return leg in Munich when they will be looking to avenge a reverse to Bayern at the same stage in the 2011-12 edition. “At the start we were timid and we had some problems,” Real coach Carlo Ancelotti told a news conference. “In the second half, we had a bit more control,” added the Italian, who is in his debut season in Spain. “We were defending but we had some very good counter attacks. “I am happy with everything, with the result and the commitment of the players, because the match was tough.” Ancelotti’s side may, however, live to regret squandering two first-half chances that could have put the tie beyond Bayern’s reach. Champions League top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, back after injury, sliced a first-time shot high and wide in the 26th minute and Angel Di Maria blasted an angled effort over the crossbar when well placed four minutes before the break. Bayern were thwarted time and again by a well organised Real defensive line and came closest to scoring late on when substitute Mario Goetze was denied by a brilliant save from Real captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas. It marked a losing return to Spain for Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, who mostly got the better of Real in four trophy-laden seasons in charge of their arch rivals Barcelona between 2008 and 2012 but suffered his first defeat at the Bernabeu. “I did not want to have the typical German game of back and forth,” Guardiola told German television broadcaster ZDF. “I wanted a lot of possession and we managed that in part. But we did not finish our chances well,” added the 43-year-old.

Real’s Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opening goal during a Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

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Reuters

MADRID - Real Madrid struck early through Karim Benzema and comfortably held Bayern Munich at bay to beat the holders 1-0 on Wednesday and move a step closer to a first Champions League final in 12 years. Chasing a record-extending 10th European crown, Real were content to cede possession to the slick Bundesliga champions in the semi-final, first leg and created much the better chances with a series of trademark counter attacks.

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SAO PAULO — FIFA’s top World Cup official is satisfied with the pace of work at the stadium in the western Brazilian city of Cuiaba even though a delay in the delivery of seats prompted the venue’s inauguration to be postponed this week. FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said Wednesday that local organizers shouldn’t face major problems finalizing the Arena Pantanal in time for the World Cup. The stadium is one of the three yet to be completed less than two months before the tournament’s opener. Valcke said it’s important all seats are installed by May 5, but he is “fine” and “happy” with what he saw at the venue that will host four World Cup matches. Organizers canceled this weekend’s official inauguration because some 5,000 seats were not delivered on time for the 41,000-capacity stadium. Officials said they hope to officially open the venue in midMay, about a month before the World Cup opener. The venue staged its first official match earlier this month, but only half of the seats were in place at the time. “There is no major issue,” Valcke said of the Arena Pantanal. “It’s just work to be finished and just to make sure that we can run some test events and we can be ready for the time we will receive the stadium from the city. I’m fine, I’m happy with Cuiaba and as long as we keep this date of the 5th of May for all the seats installation and some additional work which has to be done.” Valcke began a tour of host cities with “potential issues” regarding their preparations on Tuesday. In his visit to Sao Paulo, he said organizers don’t have “a minute” waste to make sure the Itaquerao stadium is ready to host the World Cup opener on June 12. In the southern city of Curitiba, where 27,000 seats are yet to be installed at the Arena da Baixada, he said there is “still lots to do inside and outside” the stadium. “We are exactly 50 days away from the World Cup,” Valcke said in Cuiaba. “You are not talking anymore about moving any game from a stadium to another one. You are not talking about moving a (host) city to another one. We have 64 games to be played in Brazil and all these games will be played as we have on the match schedule.”

AP Photo/Andre Penner

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke speaks during a news conference after inspecting the unfinished Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The stadium will host the World Cup opener match between Brazil and Croatia in June.

REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj (3rd L) celebrates scoring during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James’ Park in Newcastle, northern England, April 5, 2014.

Man United’s brand strength softens blow of slump Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Manchester United’s owners will be relying on the strength of the club’s brand to soften the impact of a sudden downturn in its fortunes over the past six months. Few clubs have the moneymaking abilities of United, which has been setting revenue records even as the team endured lows on the pitch not witnessed for 24 years during the brief but woeful managerial reign of David Moyes. His spell in charge was abruptly ended on Tuesday before his first season had even drawn to a close. For all United’s success in squeezing every dollar, euro and yen out of its brand, handling a managerial succession has proved more challenging. Not only has it created uncertainty for the New York-listed business, it has also provided a renewed platform for protests against the American Glazer family that bought the club nine years ago. The Florida-based Glazers have no emotional attachment to the 136-year-old club they bought amid street protests. They refuse to engage with fans and never justify decisions in public. While the hierarchy is silent, fans’ groups have a more powerful voice to protest

against the family, which loaded hundreds of millions of dollars of debt onto the club through a leveraged takeover. “United probably peaked on the pitch in 2009 and since then we’ve been in a gradual decline, slowed only by the genius of Sir Alex Ferguson,” said Duncan Drasdo, chief executive of the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust. “Despite some key successes in that time, if anything, the other elite European clubs have moved further ahead, while the domestic challenge has also become much stronger.” Since 2005, more than $1.1 billion has been spent servicing the club’s debt, which is currently around $600 million. Drasdo argues the club has “limited funds available for investment in the playing squad.” United has been generating record revenue, though, each quarter, with turnover set to exceed $700 million in the 2013-14 financial year. United fans have cast envious eyes at Abu Dhabi-owned neighbor Manchester City and Qatar-backed French champion Paris SaintGermain. Both clubs have been investing their owners’ oil wealth during splurges in recent transfer windows. But who could have forecast

that a United side that won the Premier League by 11 points before Ferguson retired last May after 26 trophy-filled years would plummet to seventh this season under Moyes? The Glazers feared a post-Ferguson slump but never expected such a dismal showing, ditching Moyes just 10 months into a six-year contract. Since 2012, when 10 percent of United was floated by the Glazers, the rise and fall of the club’s shares have been as keenly watched as the team’s results. Wall Street investors initially welcomed the dismissal of Moyes, with shares soaring by seven percent at one point after Tuesday’s announcement — reaching their highest level since Ferguson’s retirement. Those gains were wiped out on Wednesday, with shares dropping by almost six percent to $17.69 in morning trading, sending the club’s value below $3 billion again to $2.9 billion. “Following on as the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson was always going to prove a Herculean task ... with arguably deeper disappointment at stake should the trophy cabinet remain bare for a second season,” said Andrew Wilkinson, chief market analyst at Connecticut-based Interactive Brokers.


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Heat and Blazers go up 2-0, Texan series squared

Taman Sukasada Ujung

Associated Press Writer

AMLAPURA - Taman Sukasada Ujung is the water pleasure garden built in the early 1900’s by the king as a component of the royal palace to recive important guests and visiting foreign dignitaries. Located just 5 km out of Amlapura, this serene garden setting was inspired by a combination of classic Balinese and European architectural styles and incorporates three extensive ponds. From this elevated vantage point guests can appreciate sweeping views of the ocean towards the south, the tranquil beauty of the volcanic Mount Agung and surrounding rice terraces. Taman Sukasada Ujung is considered the structural mascot of the Karangasem kingdom.

MIAMI — LeBron James was again to the fore as Miami beat Charlotte on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their NBA first-round playoff series, while Portland also went up 2-0 with a win at Houston and Dallas squared its series against state rival San Antonio. James scored 32 points and added eight assists while Chris Bosh scored 20 points for the Heat in the 101-97 victory. The Bobcats took the game right up to the Heat on their own court and Miami needed a steal by Dwyane Wade in the closing seconds before it could be sure of victory. Wade finished with 15 points. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 22 points for Charlotte, which got 18 points and 13 rebounds from Al Jefferson, who played through a left plantar fascia strain and shot 9 for 23 from the floor. Portland won 112-105 at Houston, with LaMarcus Aldridge scoring over 40 points for the second straight game of the series. Aldridge’s 43 points made him the first player to reach 40 points in consecutive playoff games since James did it in 2009. Aldridge scored 46 points in Game 1; a career high and the most ever by a Portland player in a playoff

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game. Damian Lillard made six late free throws to secure the valuable road victory. James Harden knocked down a 3-pointer with about 30 seconds left to get the Rockets within three. Lillard made two free throws before Harden fouled out about 10 seconds later. Mo Williams and Lillard both made a pair of free throws after that to secure the win. Houston’s Dwight Howard scored 25 points in the first half, but managed just seven in the second half. The Rockets are one of three Texan teams in the playoffs, and the other two are squared 1-1 in their series after Dallas pulled off a rare win at San Antonio, taking it 113-92. The Spurs had won their past 10 games against the Mavericks and were expected to

extend that streak on their home court, but Dallas was clearly the better team. The Mavericks took the lead for good in the early part of the second quarter and pulled away, with an even spread of scorers: Monta Ellis had 21 points, Shawn Marion 20, Devin Harris 18, Dirk Nowitzki 16 and Jose Calderon 12. Dallas did not relent this time unlike Game 1 when they blew a 10-point lead in the final eight minutes. San Antonio was unusually sloppy. A team that averaged 14.4 turnovers per game during the regular season had already passed that number before halftime and finished with 22 for the game, gifting the Mavericks 33 points. Manu Ginobili had 27 points for the Spurs while Tony Parker added 12 and Tim Duncan 11.

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Miami Heat’s LeBron James (6) gestures after shooting a three-point basket during the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Charlotte Bobcats, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 99-88.

Ferrer suffers early defeat in Barcelona Reuters

BARCELONA - Four-time finalist David Ferrer crashed out in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, producing a rusty performance to lose 6-4 6-2 to Georgia’s Teymuraz Gabashvili. The world number five, who beat fellow Spaniard Rafa Nadal en route to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters last week, was a long way from his best against a player 50 players below him on the ATP rankings. Gabashvili made precious few mistakes, breaking the second seed four times on his way to victory. “This was one of my best victories, no in fact it is my best ever, beating David Ferrer,” the Russian told reporters. “I went into the game knowing that I had to be steady and controlled which is what I managed to do.” Gabashvili raced into a 3-0 lead in the first set but it appeared as though Ferrer was back on track when he levelled at 3-3. Ferrer, continued to make unforced errors though, and once he went a set behind he looked dispirited. Third seed Fabio Fognini from Italy also bowed out with a whimper, trailing 6-0 4-0 to Colombian Santiago Giraldo when he retired from the second round match. Nadal has dominated the Barcelona Open in recent years having won eight out of the last nine tournaments. He is in action against fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos in the second round on Wednesday. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

David Ferrer of Spain returns the ball to his compatriot Rafael Nadal during their quarter-final match at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco April 18, 2014.


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Last appeal bid rejected in HK ‘Milkshake Murder’

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INDONESIA Jokowi’s running mate to be surprise

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s top court has rejected a final bid for an appeal by an American convicted of drugging her wealthy banker husband and bashing him to death. The Court of Final Appeal dismissed Nancy Kissel’s application on Thursday. Kissel was convicted twice for the 2003 murder of her husband, Robert Kissel. The case, dubbed the “Milkshake Murder,” grabbed world headlines with its lurid tale of the breakdown of a wealthy expatriate marriage in the southern Chinese city. She was sentenced to life in 2012, matching the result of an earlier trial that was overturned. Prosecutors said Kissel, a housewife, gave her husband a sedativelaced milkshake and then bludgeoned him with a metal ornament before wrapping his body up in a carpet.

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Senior students arrive at Danwon High School in Ansan, south of Seoul, Thursday, April 24, 2014 for the first time since its closure after the ferry Sewol sank in the water off the country’s southern coast, with many of the school students on board.

Classes begin at SKorean school full of mourning Associated Press Writer

ANSAN, South Korea — Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who make up the vast majority of the more than 300 people feared dead. Danwon High School was at times the site of even more direct grieving, as relatives in funeral processions visited their loved ones’ classrooms before moving on to cremate the body. Education officials said the first two days of classes will focus on helping students cope with losses and trauma, with help from psychiatrists and professional counselors. Nearby at Olympic Memorial Museum, a flower-strewn temporary memorial to the approximately 250 students dead or missing drew a stream of blackclad mourners. “I am very sad, but at the same time, I also feel resentful and angry,” said businessman Lee Dong-geun. When “I entered, I saw the faces of those students and could not fight back my tears.” So far 159 bodies have been

pulled from the water, with 143 people still missing. Hundreds of divers are working to retrieve the remaining bodies. The task is becoming more difficult because divers must now break through cabin walls to continue their search. Many of the bodies already retrieved were in a larger lounge area. “The lounge is one big open space, so once in it we got our search done straight away. But in the case of the cabins, we will have to break down the walls in between because they are all compartments,” said Koh Myung-seok, spokesman for the government-wide emergency task force. Seniors’ classes at Danwon began Thursday, and younger grades will begin next week, including the 13 juniors who did not go on the ferry. It’s

not clear when the 75 students who survived will return; most remain hospitalized, many for mental stress. Lee Seung-min, an 18-year-old senior, said Wednesday that students are “constantly watching the news and crying, and going back and forth from the school, placing chrysanthemums and crying, and unable to do anything.” Notes and messages to missing teachers and students are posted on walls, stairs, doors and windows. Some left cookies, soda cans and bread on window panes. Inside a classroom, a few bouquets of white flowers were placed on empty desks. “Our Jung-hoon is a nice kid,” read one message, left on a door. “Please. Save him. If he won’t come back, please send him to a good place.”

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Magnitude 6.6 quake off British Columbia coast Associated Press Writer

ANTARA FOTO/Reno Esnir

PORT ALICE, British Columbia — A magnitude 6.6 quake was recorded Wednesday night in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. There was no danger of a tsunami, according to the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska. The quake hit at 8:10 p.m. local time and was centered about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Port Alice, British Columbia, and about 280 miles (450 kilometers) northwest of Seattle, Washington. It occurred at a depth of 7 miles (11.4 kilometers). It was followed by aftershocks of magnitude 5.0 and 4.2, the USGS said. Port Hardy resident Jennifer Nickerson said the quake caused lights to sway and the fish tank in the hotel where she works to rock. In less than two hours, more than 650 people in nearly three dozen cities logged on to the earthquake information site to report feeling the quake. The online reports came from as far away as Kelowna in south-central British Columbia and the Seattle suburbs of Auburn and Bellevue, said USGS geophysicist Dale Grant in the Golden, Colorado, earthquake information center. None of the online comments reported damage, Grant said. The quake was the strongest in the area since another 6.6 on Nov. 2, 2004, Grant said.

AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey

In this March 1964 photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Government Hill Elementary School is shown destroyed following an earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Securities guard at the entrance of Jakarta International School. The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has discovered another alleged victim of sexual assault at Jakarta International School (JIS) in South Jakarta.

JIS’s case

Another victim of sexual assault discovered Antara

JAKARTA - The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has discovered another alleged victim of sexual assault at Jakarta International School (JIS) in South Jakarta. “KPAI has received an official report about another alleged victim,” KPAI commissioner Elvina said at the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Headquarters on Thursday. Elvina stated that KPAI, the Victim and Witness Protection Institute (LPSK) had come to the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Headquarters to trace information about the discovery. She confirmed that she would report the discovery as new evidence to deepen the investigation in the earlier sexual violence case of a six-year old JIS preschool child AK. She could not yet explain in detail about the forms of sexual violence suffered by the new victim as he was still under medication examination. Elvina pointed out that the new victim had just ascertained the physical violence that he had received at the school. She added that the new victim was a class mate of AK, the one who was subjected to sexual assaults by the cleaning service workers at the school. The JIS meanwhile, claimed that it

was not aware of the victim’s discovery. “The Jakarta International School has not had enough information about the case,” JIS principal Timothy Carr declared, in a written statement on Thursday. “We are now still collecting as much information as possible, including contacting the family of the victim,” he added. He asserted JIS would tell about the issue soon after adequate information had been collected. KPAI, meanwhile, has accused the JIS of not being transparent with regard to data about its teachers and students. “JIS is still like earlier, not yet transparent,” Elvina pointed out. In view of that, she hoped the police would investigate the JIS’s stance for a legal process.

She hoped that the JIS would help the police in their effort to investigate the sexual assault of AK. The JIS’s transparency and willingness to open data about its teachers and students could help the police a lot in unveiling other possible suspects. “If the JIS is cooperative, a list of suspects could be made,” she added. Elvina explained that the JIS had given data, which is different from the one given by the victim’s parents. The police are now also investigating possible negligence by the school in connection with the sexual assault of AK. The police will also file a lawsuit against the school for operating the pre-school without the necessary permissions from the ministry of education. The ministry of education has closed the JIS pre-school for good since Tuesday (Apr 22).

JAKARTA - The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), which is the likely winner of the legislative elections on April 9, has claimed that the running mate for Jokowi will be a surprise, Rieke Diah Pitaloka stated. “Soon, there will be a surprise. There will be a surprise movement for the people,” the party’s association chairperson noted at City Hall, after meeting with Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Thursday. She meanwhile explained that the party has already shortlisted the list of potential vice presidential candidates for the presidential election on July 9, from five to three, and with regard to the three candidates, an agreement has also been reached. “I do not know if the surprise would be the announcement of the vice presidential candidate or not. What is important is that there will be a more important movement for the people,” she pointed out. Regarding her meeting with Jokowi, she stated that she had met with him to discuss certain substantial issues, which are more important for the people. “New Indonesia, it is hoped will start from now,” she asserted. When asked to confirm if PDIP general chairperson Megawati Soekarnoputri had decided to name former vice president Jusuf Kalla as the running mate for Jokowi, she declined to answer and advised newsmen to ask about it to secretary general Tjahjo Kumolo. “Who is the vice president? Please ask Tjahjo Kumolo, the PDIP secretary general,” she stressed. PDIP’s presidential candidate Jokowi had earlier stated that the president and vice president is meant to be one package to overcome national problems and so no one must consider a vice president as a mere reserve. “My relations with Jusuf Kalla or Ryamizard Ryacudu have been good until now. The decision making process is not finished yet and so we have to just wait,” he explained.

Military Commander denied collecting luxurious watch Associated Press

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s military commander said critics who called him out for wearing an especially luxurious watch should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake. A Singapore website flagged a picture of the general and his watch this week, saying it was from the Richard Mille brand’s Filipe Massa collection and worth more than $100,000. The report caused a social media storm in a country where the average income is about $8.50 a day. Gen. Moeldoko, who uses a single name, said it was a Chinesemade copy and cost only 5 million rupiah ($430). He removed the watch from his wrist and showed it to reporters who were covering a meeting Wednesday of Indonesia and Philippines military officials. “This is a Chinese-made fake watch... how could such a watch be original,” he said while slamming the watch on the floor. Richard Mille did not immediately respond to a question about the general’s remarks, which appeared to indicate a lack of concern for intellectual property rights, not uncommon in Indonesia. The website, mothership.sg, also showed photos of Moeldoko wearing other luxury watches, including an Audemars Piguet Millenary — either a $43,000 Chronograph or a $476,600 Minute Repeater limited edition. Moeldoko, who became Indonesia’s military chief last August, reported total assets of about 36 billion rupiah ($3 million) to the anti-graft commission last year.


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Friday, April 25, 2014

BUSINESS

Associated Press

BEIJING — China’s government says it will open 80 projects in eight state-run industries to private and foreign investors as part of efforts to make its slowing economy more productive.

AP Photo/Rick Rycroft

Employees wear green shirts near Apple’s familiar logo displayed with a green leaf at the Apple Store in Sydney. Apple on Wednesday courted investors with stock split plans as hot iPhone sales pushed up profits while underscoring pressure for the company to unveil “the next big thing.”

Apple splitting stock as iPhone sales soar

Agence France-Presse

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple on Wednesday courted investors with stock split plans as hot iPhone sales pushed up profits while underscoring pressure for the company to unveil “the next big thing.” Apple shares jumped more than seven percent to $566.15 in after-market trade following the release of January-March earnings figures showing profit of $10.2 billion on $45.6 billion in revenue. The earnings report came with Apple chief Tim Cook hinting that new products are on the way from the maker of iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Macintosh computers. “We’re very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services,”

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At Buleleng

China to open 8 state industries for investment

The announcement late Wednesday is the latest in a series of policy changes aimed at carrying out the ruling Communist Party’s pledge in November to give entrepreneurs and foreign investors a bigger role in the state-dominated economy. It made no mention of the politically volatile issue of whether private investors would be allowed any control over entities in newly opened industries such as oil and hydro power that previously have been deemed strategic. Other industries cited were wind power, natural gas storage and distribution, production of photovoltaic equipment for solar power, coal, railways and port operations. Premier Li Keqiang said the Cabinet “decided to launch a number of projects to encourage participation of ‘social capital’ in a number of areas such as infrastructure to promote fair competition,” according to the statement. Li, the country’s top economic official, said guidance on the role of foreign and private investors would be released as soon as possible. Chinese leaders are trying to replace a growth model based on exports and investment that delivered three decades of explosive growth but is running out of steam. They want to nurture more self-sustaining growth based on domestic consumption. At the same time, the ruling party wants to retain control of the economy even as entrepreneurs are given a bigger role. Any attempt to give outsiders a voice in how state industries are run is likely to face opposition from party factions that rely on those industries as a source of money and jobs for supporters. Economic growth has slowed steadily over the past two years as Chinese leaders try to nurture more self-sustaining domestic consumption. It declined in 2013 to 7.7 percent, the lowest full-year rate in two decades, and decelerated to 7.4 percent in the first three months of this year. Li promised in a March speech to give markets “a decisive role” in allocating resources. That will require Beijing to overturn a system that supports state companies with monopolies and lowcost credit, energy, land and other resources. In a reference to possible opposition, Li said in the speech that Beijing will need to “break mental shackles and vested interests.” Economists say the most urgently needed reform is an overhaul of China’s state-owned banking sector, which lends mostly to government industry and gives little support to entrepreneurs who create new jobs and wealth.

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Cook said in a press release. “We’re eagerly looking forward to introducing more new products and services that only Apple could bring to market.” Apple will spend an additional $30 billion to buy back shares of the company’s stock, taking to $130 billion how much it plans to spend on repurchases and dividends by the end of next year. Apple is pouring $90 billion into buying back shares because it believes the stock is undervalued in the market, according to executives. “We’re confident in Apple’s future and see tremendous value in Apple’s stock, so we’re continuing to allocate the majority of our program to share repurchases,” Cook said. “We’re also happy to be increasing

our dividend for the second time in less than two years.” Apple will raise its quarterly dividend to $3.29 per common share and said it plans to bump up the figure annually. Its board endorsed a seven-for-one stock split, with each shareholder of record as of June 2 receiving six additional shares for each one they hold. “We are taking this action to make Apple stock more accessible to a larger number of investors,” Cook added. Forrester analyst Frank Gillett said the earnings showed a company “chugging along” on proven products but under pressure to rock the world with another innovation. “We are ready,” Gillett said. “It is time for Apple to show us something from their labs; from behind their closed doors.”

Mass rabies vaccination focuses on stray dogs Bali Post

SINGARAJA - Mass rabies vaccination program in Buleleng has been rolled back. The vaccination funded by the state budget and matching fund of regional budget is focused on targeting stray dogs owned by residents. It is based on consideration that stray dogs potentially threaten to transmit rabies in North Bali. The Head of Buleleng Agriculture and Livestock Agency, Nyoman Swatantra, said the mass vaccination in the region had been begun on April 7, 2014. The vaccination was focused on targeting stray dogs because the distribution of dog population was quite a lot and quite threatening to transmit rabies. Meanwhile, pet dogs (race dogs—Ed) raised by hobbyists had been routinely vaccinated and its nurturing pattern had been very good, so the race dogs were not the main target in this mass rabies vaccination. “Stray dogs and improper nurture have great possibility to transmit rabies, so we are focused on targeting the stray dogs. Meanwhile, race dogs are regularly vaccinated by its owners, so the potential for transmitting rabies is small, but if we find that they have not been vaccinated, we will also target them in this mass rabies vaccination,” he said. According to Swatantra, since the beginning of mass rabies vaccination, his party could have vaccinated 2,853 dogs of totally 70,000 dogs targeted. The stray dogs having been successfully vaccinated scattered in 12 villages in Buleleng. Meanwhile, the remaining amount had not been vaccinated and the Livestock Agency attempted to complete the mass rabies vaccination in Buleleng until July 2014. “We still have three months to vaccinate so that the remaining 45,000 stray dogs becoming our target this year can be achieved,” he explained. On the other hand, Swatantra said that from the evaluation made by vaccination officers it was not found any significant constraints. However, the officers often got difficulty to catch stray dogs owned by residents because they were still reluctant to tie up their dogs. As a result, the officers had to try hard to catch the stray dogs to be vaccinated. To that end, Swatantra urged residents to tie up their dog, so that the officers could directly vaccinated when arriving at location without having to waste time to catch the stray dogs. Apart from the support of residents, the hamlet chief and headman were also requested to help the vaccination officers in the field by allowing the elimination to stray dogs whose owner was unclear. “It does not necessarily mean if we are unable to catch, but we hope the residents to tie up their pets and familiarize residents to raise dog properly, so as not to endanger others or the owner,” he added. To be noted, the rabies vaccination has been implemented since 2013. At that time, the Livestock Agency successfully vaccinated 53,733 stray dogs belonging to residents. In addition, there are 6,500 stray dogs having been vaccinated by team A. Not only that, the rabies vaccination has also been done when a dog bite case is found. From the sweeping made by Livestock Agency, it successfully vaccinated as many as 1,664 stray dogs. Based on this amount, the total stray dogs having been vaccinated for a year reached 61,800 heads. Meanwhile, this year the Buleleng Livestock Agency expected to vaccinate as many as 45,000 heads of 70,000 stray dogs in Buleleng. This rabies mass vaccination utilized the funds of the state budget and sharing fund of the regional budget of Buleleng. (mud)

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Mass rabies vaccination program in Buleleng has been rolled back. The vaccination funded by the state budget and matching fund of regional budget is focused on targeting stray dogs owned by residents.

IBP/Yudi Karnaedi

The population of Bali cattle under threat because of smuggling. The smuggling of Bali cattle through the waters to Java from Sumbersari, Melaya, turns rampant again.

Again, smuggling of Bali cattle increasingly rampant

Bali Post

NEGARA - The smuggling of Bali cattle through the waters to Java from Sumbersari, Melaya, turns rampant again. Even, it is committed openly regardless the time. Allegedly, this action is backed so the perpetrators can freely dispatch the cattle by vessel. A resource of Bali Post said that such an action was still going on and never deterrent although some time ago the Marine Police from the National Police Headquarters intervened to thwart the smuggling of Bali cattle by boat. Unfortunately, the dispatch case of dozens of Bali cattle was only categorized into misdemeanor. After the arrest, the smuggling through Sumbersari coastal area was still ongoing. Even, the dispatch had been scheduled pursuant to the market day of the cattle market. Such an action was pretty neat and did not only involve one or two people. Even, the coordinator of perpetrators prepared special persons to take care of the cattle and put them up onto the boat. Dispatch could be done several

times in a day. Apparently the authorities had closed their eyes despite knowing the delivery action of those illegal cattle. “When being followed, they will turn towards Cupel or the other coast,” said GP. GP also claiming to be a cattle tradesman accused that such cattle trafficking had disrupted the price of cattle in the market. Moreover, the cattle dispatched were regardless of the age, gender and size. Meanwhile, the other cattle sellers had to go through rigorous selection and should have permission of delivery. A number of residents met last weekend claimed to know that such action was committed on certain days. The number of cattle dispatched was uncertain and regardless of the age. However, the

residents chose to remain silent because it had been a common knowledge. Though knowing it, the apparatus would take no action. Meanwhile, some time ago the Head of the Jembrana Agriculture, Livestock and Plantation Agency, I Ketut Wiratma, said that so far there was restriction on Bali cattle delivery to outside Bali to keep its population. However, the county agency did not have the authority to do it. The permit was issued by provincial agency. In the county level, there was a group appointed to make recommendations which cattle could be dispatched so that it got permission. The cattle allowed to be sent to outside the region would be examined first by age, height, weight and health. (kmb26)


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Friday, April 25, 2014

International

Committing physical violence on minor

A Dutch imprisoned four months Bali Post

The snake which was found in Sanglah Hospital

IBP/File

Python found at Sanglah Hospital

Bali Post

DENPASAR - Another python was found again in the front of the Wings Amerta lobby, Sanglah Hospital, Wednesday (Apr 23). Previously, a snake of the same type had been found at the same location. The first python along 3.5 meters was discovered about two weeks ago. However, the snake having been impounded suddenly disappeared a few days later. The discovery of similar snake definitely surprised the officers on duty that day. Luckily, the snake came out at 04:00 a.m. so only a few visitors were made fearful by its presence. It was not yet known for sure whether it was the same snake as the one hat had been captured previously andwhich had then disappeared. According to Tumin, 50, one of the janitors who witnessed the arrival of the snake at Wings Amerta, the snake was slithering right in front of the en-

trance to Wings Amerta on Wednesday (Apr 23) around 04:00 a.m. The snake was approximately 3 meters in length. “Probably, the snake just goes out to look for something to eat,” he said. At the time of incident, Tumin was taking litter around the entrance of Wings Amrita of Sanglah Hospital. He admitted to be surprised on seeing the snake slithering toward the car parked in the area. He then called two friends to help catch the snake. This man from Malang and colleagues managed to catch the snake and then stored it in a sack. As planned, he was

about to bring the snake home to be raised. “I live at Suwung landfill and would like to raise it,” he said. One of the Sanglah Hospital security guards alleged the snake found on Wednesday (Apr 23) was the same snake as found on Friday (Apr 4). At that time, the officers were concerned if the python found would claim a victim, so it was then put in metal shelf and stored in one of the storage rooms of Sanglah Hospital. However, when checked on the next day, the snake was no longer in the store room. (san)

AMLAPURA - A Dutch citizen named Michiel Borwinkle, 61, Wednesday (Apr 23) sat in front of the panel of judges chaired by Ketut Tirta, after being found guilty and sentenced to four months in prison in the trial in the Amlapura District Court, he immediately protested. He stated to appeal to the High Court. Michiel of Rotterdam origin, spoke in English, accompanied by his interpreter, stated that the prosecutor of Amlapura District Attorney demanded an eightmonth sentence and one year probation. However, the judge only sentenced him four months in prison. The defendant pleaded not guilty on the grounds of self defense. He denied to have molested the minor victim, I Ketut Andre Wiadnyana, 15, his gardener. Previously, the defendant was blamed for persecuting the gardener who was a minor and always said if he did not want to be punished. Meanwhile, outside the trial, the prosecutor Eka Sabana said that the defendant was sent to jail because he heard that the defendant was reported again by his wife with the allegation of maltreatment. Prosecutor Eka Sabana said, indeed the notice of initial investigation (SP2D) had not been submitted by police investigator to the District Attorney. However, prosecutor Eka Sabana said that he heard or police had expressed about the act of the defendant orally, where the defendant was reported by reporting witness, doubling as his wife, that Michiel was reported to police on the charges of maltreatment. In the verdict last Wednesday, the big- and tall-bodied man was declared legally and convincingly to have been proved guilty of committing physical violence against minor victim, I Ketut Andre Widnyana, 15. At the time of persecution on October 4, 2013, the victim was in grade 9 of junior high school. The victim from Gelumpang had worked at the home of the defendant for few months at Gelumpang hamlet, Karangasem. As a gardener, he had the task sweepng and cleaning up the garden with the wage of IDR 480,000. He worked after school at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. At the time of incident, the victim was thirsty. He knocked on the door twice to ask for a drink. However, the homeowner did not answer. The victim then directly entered into the house of the defendant. Previously, he also used to enter the defendant’s house after being allowed by the maid witness, Ni Luh Ayu. In his pleading, the defendant Michiel denied that he was guilty. He did admit that he hit the victim twice and kicked once. The defendant claimed to be guilty but only out of self-defense. At the time of thei incident, the defendant snooped by hiding behind the door when the victim knocked at the door. The victim came in with a sickle commonly used to weed in the garden of the defendant. However, the defendant claimed that the victim brought a sickle weapon (clurit). Allegedly the victim was about to steal from the house, given that his hands were clamped. After that, the victim was taken into the room and later recognized to have been beaten and kicked twice. On the other hand, Ni Wayan Surni, the defendant’s wife, who witnessed the verdict trial against the defendant molesting her son, said she was not satisfied with the light sentence decided by the judges. It happened because her son had been beaten and kicked. Due to the blow that the defendant received, which caused his cheek under the ear to be swollen, her son could not go to school for four days. (013)

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Obama: New sanctions against Russia are ‘teed up’ Associated Press Writer

TOKYO — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are “teed up,” President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine. Still, he cautioned that the United States needs to secure the support of allies to ensure that additional economic pressure is even applied. He conceded that new sanctions may not change Russian President Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical calculations. “There are some things the United States can do alone but ultimately it’s going to have to be a joint effort, a collective effort,” Obama said during a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Obama’s comments underscored the difficulties he faces in devising a response to Russia’s aggressive moves on Ukraine’s eastern border and the growing unrest in the country driven by pro-Russian insurgents. He did not put a timeline on when sanctions could be applied, saying only it was a matter of days, not weeks. Obama complained that militias and armed men continue to take over government buildings in Ukraine in defiance of Ukrainian authorities. Pro-Russian insurgents have been especially active in eastern Ukraine in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. Under an agreement struck last week in Geneva, Russia had agreed to take steps to defuse the tensions. “So far we have seen them not abide by the spirit or the letter of the

agreement in Geneva,” Obama said. If that continues, he said, “there will be further consequences and we will ramp up further sanctions.” Obama’s caution came in the wake of a warning by the Russian foreign minister that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov compared the circumstances to those that triggered the war with Georgia in 2008. By acknowledging that he still needed cooperation from allies to impose new sanctions, Obama laid bare one of the key obstacles to presenting a united front against Russia. Many European countries rely on Russian energy and fear that increased pressure on Moscow could hurt their own economies. “It’s important to emphasize that throughout this process our goal has been to change Mr. Putin’s calculus, that our preference is to resolve this diplomatically, that sanctions hurt Russia more than anybody else but they are disruptive to the global economy,” Obama said.

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace State Guest House in Tokyo Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Nepal officials go to Everest to try to end crisis Associated Press Writer

KATMANDU, Nepal — With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepalese tourism officials traveled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides. Friday’s avalanche — the worst ever recorded on Everest — has exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha

Nimdige Sherpa holds a portrait of her son Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, with her husband Ankchu Sherpa seated beside her in their rented apartment in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

treatment and benefits. “The main objective of this trip is to attempt to avert the shutdown of the mountaineering season and convince the Sherpas not to cancel their climb,” said Keshav Pandey of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal, which was taking part in the meeting. The negotiations will likely be tricky, however, because the Sherpas have no single leader and the motivations for their walkout range from honoring the dead to holding out for more substantial benefits. While it was unclear just how many of the 400 or so Sherpas on the mountain had joined the walkout, at least three major expedition companies have already canceled their climbs. Most attempts to reach Everest’s summit are made in mid-May, when a brief window normally offers bet-

ter weather. Without the help of the Sherpas, the tiny Himalayan community that has become famous for its high-altitude skills and endurance, it would be nearly impossible for climbers to scale Everest. Many climbers will have to forfeit most or all of the money they have spent to go up the mountain — $75,000 or more. Sherpas are key guides and also haul tons of gear up the mountain. Dave Hahn, who has scaled Everest more than a dozen times, said on Rainier Mountaineering’s website that he met with other climbing team leaders and guides before deciding to halt the climb. “Those meetings convinced us that the right course was to give up on Mount Everest for spring 2014,” Hahn wrote from base camp, adding that the risks outweighed the possibility of success.


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Health

Friday, April 25, 2014

International

Invention loves collaboration at Milan show

Associated Press Writer

MILAN — Collaboration drove invention during Milan’s annual International Furniture Show and collateral design week events, yielding the promise of homes without mobile phone chargers, and with more ergonomic seating, table settings fit for Italy’s most demanding chefs and sculptures that double as furniture. The sprawling show, which closed Sunday, is the largest in the world, capitalizing on Italian excellence in furniture design and craftsmanship. The weeklong happening, which spills out into Milan venues with numerous side events, is also increasingly the launching pad for high-level collaborations among the fashion, architecture, technological and design worlds. “The market is big and growing for those who have a strong brand,” said the presiding chairman of the international furniture show, Kartell CEO Claudio Luti, noting that visitors from 160 countries were on hand to see new products from some 2,400 furniture makers at the Rho convention center near Milan. “It is a great opportunity and a great recognition of the quality of innovation.” GET A CHARGE OUT OF YOUR FURNITURE

At the end of a long day, both user and mobile phone are out of juice. In the dream house of the near future, there’s no more fumbling for phone chargers. Just plunk down your device on a surface with a built-in wireless charging station. Powermat wireless recharging technology is being incorporated into Corian surfaces, the DuPont creation that can be molded into virtually any shape and purpose, making it ideal for kitchen countertops, bathroom surfaces and tabletops — any of which now can become a charging station. The energy transfer is through magnetic induction, not electricity, meaning “there is no chance of sparkage,” said Scott Eisenstein, a Powermat vice president. DuPont envisions the broadest initial application in public spaces, say, restaurants, airports or train stations where mobile device charging can be monetized. But DuPont also sees a market niche for the technology as a luxury feature in private homes. “DuPont Corian is so far ahead of the curve in recognizing that wireless power charging needs to be in places where you find yourself every day,” Eisenstein said. Until the wireless technology

TOP DESIGNERS UNITE FOR DIVERSITY

For design aficionados, there is nothing more galling than finding out that a competitive neighbor also bought that coveted Philippe Starck chair. Now, thanks to a concept launched on the sidelines of the furniture show, buyers can customize their own designer furnishings. Seven designers, including Starck, Sebastian Bergne, Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, have designed “naked” furnishings — chairs, tables, sofas — for an inaugural collection of a new brand concept dubbed Tog, short for together. Consumers can choose from colors and combinations offered by the designers. But Tog coordinator and designer Nicola Rapetti said the concept also establishes a network of so-called customizers who offer additions of their own. For example, one Dutch “customizer” offers knit covers for chairs, and the possibilities for collaborations within the Tog community, as it grows, is endless. Eventually, Starck envisions that 3-D printing will expand the concept even further. Starck called Tog “a philosophy, a political idea” because it brings mass production to design, which will bring down prices. “It’s a high-tech miracle,” Starck said. “You have a guy somewhere who will make a beautiful object, just for you.” A temporary store was opened in Milan this week and the first permanent store will open in Sao Paolo, with more to follow. There is also a website, www.togallcreatorstogether.com . FASHION MEETS DESIGN

The Pucci fashion house has teamed up with the Bisazza glassmosaic makers to create splashy wall mosaics featuring archival Pucci patterns. The collaboration was born

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First quarter

Bali’s economy grows around 6 percent Bali Post

DENPASAR - Representative Office of Bank Indonesia for Region III Bali-Nusra predicts the Bali’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2014 will reach the range of 5.6 to 6 percent. The achievement is higher than in the fourth quarter of 2013 reaching 5.4 percent. “This growth is dominantly triggered by tourism activities and property sector showing off quite high growth. Even, we estimate it will be higher than the national growth which reaches 6 percent,” said Deputy Representative of Bank Indonesia for Region III Bali-Nusra, Ananda Pulungan, in Denpasar. He said that in addition to tourism sector, the Bali’s economic growth in the quarter was also triggered by preparation of legislative election. “Purchase of T-shirts, manufacture of political party attributes and consumption when organizing a campaign

becomes standard in mobile phones, Powermat has bridge technologies in the form of charging phone cases or a charging ring that plugs into the device. Each need to be placed on a specified spot on the surface, where the energy transfer can be made.

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moderately influenced the Bali’s economic growth for the period of January-March,” he said. Meanwhile, related to the price movement of goods in March 2014, the Representative Office of Bank Indonesia for Region III Bali-Nusra recorded that inflation pressure in Denpasar City declined again, namely at 0.32 percent (mtm) or 5.66 percent (yoy), down from the inflation in February amounting to 0.37 percent (mtm) or 6.11 percent (yoy). “Inflation movement of Denpasar reflects the inflation movement of Bali Province consider-

ing the weight of calculation of Denpasar city is much greater than the weight of calculation of Singaraja town,” he explained. According to the results of inflation calculation of Bali Province, the largest contribution to inflation came from the commodity core inflation with a share of 0.15 percent. Significant commodity core inflation playing a role was the commodity in field of health group. In addition, the declining trend also occurred in the price of commodities like domestic gold jewelry and sugar commodity. “Preservation of inflation ex-

pectation causes the core group to be sloping over the previous period. Meanwhile, the share of commodities belonging to volatile food or basic needs and administered price respectively reached 0.10 and 0.07 percent,” he said. He added, despite the increase in activity related to the consumption of Nyepi celebration falling last March 31, the abundant supply in keeping with favorable weather condition could reduce the increasing rate of component belonging to volatile food in general. The decline in inflationary pressures in that period remained to stagnate mainly due to price hike of cayenne and the increase of air transport cost after the implementation of the Minister of Transportation Regulation No. 2/2014.

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“For April 2014, we predict that Denpasar will experience deflation at the rate of not more than -0.1 percent (mtm) because the volatile food is predicted to experience decline in price in harmony with the first sub-round rice harvest this year,” he said. He mentioned that based on Price Monitoring Survey (SPH) until the third week of April 2014 it was indicated that some commodities monitored such as vegetables and spices decreased in price. It was also in accordance with the pattern of inflation in April for the past 6 years. “Our records indicate that most of the commodities contributing to the inflation experienced a decline in price such as red chili and cayenne, and even showed a decline more than 30 percent,” he affirmed. (kmb27)

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This Monday, April 7, 2014 file photo shows the new Bialetti coffee maker displayed at the Milan Design Fair, in Milan, Italy. out of friendship between Laudomia Pucci and Rossella Bisazza, women who have taken over the historic Italian brands founded by their fathers. While Bisazza has collaborated with designers before, this is its first with a fashion house. “The idea is to transfer the print from garments to interiors,” Bisazza said in the brand’s Milan store. “It is a way to decorate the house.” Three of the creations are envisioned as wall hangings, pieces of art in limited editions of 99. Each

bold, geometric mosaic is made from hand-cut stones and takes six mosaic makers 200 hours to assemble. The collection also includes three moreindustrialized products that can be installed directly on interior walls. “It has been a great collaboration, also very easy, very quick,” Bisazza said. “It is not always that way.” Fashion designers are increasingly expanding into home and furniture lines to complete their brands. Prada presented its CloverLeaf Sofa, a sectional that in its full, circular

configuration creates intimate space for conversation with front-and-back seating. In its entirety, the sofa, which comes in velvety red, gold and green, commands a large space but can be broken down into elegant S-shaped seating, as Prada did in its via Montenapoleane womenswear store. Missoni decorated an interior wall with plates in a mix-matched floral and zigzag design that it made in collaboration with the historic Tuscan porcelain company Richard Ginori.

DENPASAR - Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will make arrangement along seven kilometers from Mertasari Beach to Segara Beach this year. This is a multiyear project that will be worked on in stages for several years. “Actually, the planning has been made by our team to improve and refine along seven kilometers (Mertasari Beach—Ed) namely in terms pathway considered less comfortable because it is too narrow,” said Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, recently. According to her, the pathway or the road in the coastal area would be widened, so it would be more convenient for pedestrians and bicycle users. Not only that, the minister would also make arrangement against the stalls and public spaces such as toilets and other public facilities. “The arrangement will be done this year. I am happy with Sanur, so it will be more convenient if the infrastructure is repaired. Currently, it is uncomfortable because some areas are very crowded. It will be better if the arrangement is without relocating traders, but it can still be comfortable,” she said. She hoped that local government and Ministry of Public Works worked on along the coast that had not been worked on by Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy. “We have allocated a budget worth IDR 5 billion to arrange the area along the Sanur Beach,” she said. She added the project would work on a number of new facilities. Among them, there would be jogging track, rest area, souvenirs shops as well as waste management. “The concept is to improve the existing infrastructure such as by providing rest area and information center,” she explained. In addition to arranging the Sanur Beach area, her party also targeted some deserted beach areas to enhance tourist visit. Meanwhile, Kuta, Nusa Dua and Kintamani area were considered other strategic areas in Bali. Mertasari Beach is a part of Sanur Beach that will be arranged. This Mertasari Beach is facing north, while Sanur Beach facing west. So to see the sunrise, position of the sun is unlike in the middle of the beach, but is seen emerging from the adjoining coast. In late 1976, this beach was used by travelers to sunbathe facing east when the sun rose. (kmb27)

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Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will make arrangement along seven kilometers from Mertasari Beach to Segara Beach this year. This is a multiyear project that will be worked on in stages for several years.


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Invaded by settlement areas, clean water runs thin

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TABANAN - The proliferation of residential areas in Tabanan County definitely influences the availability of clean water. Given the increasing demand for clean water and the limited amount of fresh water from source, the Tabanan Municipality Waterworks (PDAM) is under pressure to provide for the residents of this area. As revealed by Customer Relations Manager of the Tabanan Municipal Waterworks, IB Marjaya Wirata, the lack of clean water discharge often occurrs at peak hours namely in the morning and evening. As a result, the simultaneous use sometimes results in complaint about the decreasing volume of water. Though he acknowledged that the need for clean water keeps increasing, his party guaranteed that the Municipality Waterworks would never intentionally shut off the water. In other words, if there was a complaint at that water that did not flow, probably it happened due to repair works or leaking pipes. “We constantly advise customers to set up a water reservoir, so that at peak hours or if out of service, customers do not lack clean water,” he advised. Meanwhile, until March 2014, the Tabanan Municipality Waterworks had a total of 49,853 house connections. “On average, our new connection each month reaches 100 house connections,” he explained.

Admittedly, the future challenge faced by the Tabanan Municipality Waterworks to meet the water needs would be very difficult. It happened due to the proliferation of housing complexes that were definitely in need of clean water connection. “To meet the needs for water, we rely on 31 springs including the surface water,” he explained. Gembrong springs at Soka hamlet in Penebel subdistrict was the largest water source having considerable capacity with a production of 88.929 liters per second. Furthermore, he said the Municipality Waterworks constantly increased the networks ability to increase the piping system. Additions to the piping network was intended to improve services for customers. “Improvement of the network system covers the repair and installation of pipe of 216 mm along 3 km was planned to be undertaken in the area of Kukuh, Marga, whose source comes from the Dedari River,” he said.

TABANAN - Narcotics and hazardous drugs that were previously widely circulated and consumed by the moneyed elite in big cities, slowly but surely sare starting to get into a number of remote villages. Unfortunately, these drugs do not only target the elderly and adults but also teenagers or young children. Chief of Tabanan Police, Dekananto Eko Purwono, said the entry of drug syndicates into villages and

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Although clean water posed is basic requirement, he still invited customers to use clean water efficiently. According to him, the excessive use of clean water produced by the Municipality

Waterworks was feared to have bad impact on the availability of water and supplies to other customers primarily those in suburban areas. On the other hand, he said the availability of raw water was

very minimal so that it should be addressed together. Thus, the future availability of raw water for the production of the Municipality Waterworks could be well maintained. (kmb28)

targeting young people in Tabanan region had been going on since last year. It was corroborated by the data of drug disclosure by Tabanan Police where 9 of 13 cases were arrested in the area of Penebel, Marga and Baturiti. “This condition is most likely influenced by the association of young people attending school or working in urban areas such as in Denpasar,” he said. To suppress the distribution, said Dekananto, other than applying

law enforcement it was also made by providing guidance for customary village youth club through law-abiding hamlets and schools. “We keep on undertaking preventive activities because the County Drug Agency (BNK) cannot made maximal preventive efforts whereas the budget has been available,” he said. Dekananto further added that the drug was an extraordinary crime so the handling should be done in an extraordinary way. Besides, it also

required a synergy between the government, police, community as well as formal educational institution. “The military institution also makes socialization on the hazards of drugs because it is an extraordinary crime, so all components of the nation have to fight,” he affirmed. Related to the efforts to suppress the hazards of increasingly rampant drug trafficking regardless of the age, Dekananto expected local governments to at least take concrete measures by encouraging

anti-drug youth groups to the level of hamlet. “So, it is not only limited to the installation of anti-drug billboards as installed in the corner of the towns. If this condition is left to five years to come, our young people becoming the victims of drugs will be increasingly worrisome,” he explained. He also added that it was not too late to combat and prevent drug trafficking before young generation would be destroyed by drugs. (bit)

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NUSA DUA - PT Dyandra Media International Tbk. through one of its subsidiaries, PT Nusa Dua Indonesia, officially opened a 5-star hotel, the Bali Nusa Dua Hotel & Convention (BNDHC), Sunday (Apr 13). The opening ceremony was marked with the cutting of cone by Commissioner of PT Dyandra Media International Tbk., Lo Stefanus. After that, it was handed over to the Director of PT Dyandra Media International Tbk. Liliek Oetama and General Manager of the BNDHC Made Sueca Negara. President Director of PT Dyandra Media International Tbk. Danny Budiharto conveyed the BNDHC was a supporting infrastructure of the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) sitting on the area of 70,000 square meters. The land covered the area of 25,000 square meters for the building of BNDCC I and 16,000 square meters of the BNDCC II having built earlier, while the BNDHC itself spread on the area of 9,000 square meters. Completion of the BNDHC, continued Budiharto, was surely to complement the property owned by Dyandra in the first quarter of 2014. “This year, we have successfully completed 3 projects namely the Hotel Amaris Pancoran, Hotel Santika Cikarang and the BNDHC. There are also other hotels that will be completed this year namely the Hotel Santika Kelapa Gading,” he explained. According to Budiharto, the presence of the BNDHC managed by Santika Indonesia Group could become one of the comfortable supporting

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BNDHC officialy opens accommodations for guests. Moreover, the BNDHC remained to sit in the same area as the BNDCC used to hold a variety of international events such as the Miss World, APEC Summit, WTO and the Bali Democracy Forum. The BNDHC has 96 rooms consisting of 18 suites, 45 pool view rooms, 30 deluxe rooms and 48 premiere rooms. For the convenience of guests, the property is equipped with an international restaurant, a lobby lounge, swimming pool, spa, fitness center, Wi-Fi Internet access and parking area. Meanwhile, the facilities and amenities consist of international direct dial (IDD) telephone, mini bar, 40-inch LED TV with satellite channels, tea or coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Meanwhile, the services offered are in-room spa treatment, laundry, dry cleaning and pressing service, limousine and car rentals, butler service, restaurant, excursion and cultural visit and free shuttle service.

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Denpasar Pura Agung Pasek Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuning Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling Singapadu Gianyar Pura Bhujangga Jembrana Pura Dalem pingit Tegalalang Pura Penataran Pande Pandean Mengwi Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran AGung Tulikup Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pura Batur Arya Tabanan 23 Mar Radite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar 26 Mar Buda Cemeng Ukir Pura Pajenengan Kawitan Arya Gelgel Kelungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Pura Pasek Bendesa Legian Kuta Badung Pura Gde Gunung Agung Munggu Badung Pura Puseh Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Krobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Mengwi Badung 28 Mar Melasti Pakiyisan Ke Segara Pura Pasek Gelgel Kukuh Marga 30 Mar Tilem Kesanga Tawur Agung 31 Mar Hari Raya Nyepi 1 May Buda Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan 2 May Bhatara Sri Ida Ratu Geng Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Besakih Ida Ratu Raja Puraus Besakih Merajan Saloding Besakih 6 May Anggara Kasih Juluwangi Pura Thirta Harum Tegal Wangi Bangli Pura Baratan Baturiti Pura Batu Klotok Klungkung

Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Ibu Wanagiri Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Manik Bingin Dukuh Sidemen 7 May Pura Penataran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Pande Bangli Pura Puncak Sari Sangeh Abian Semal Pura Puseh Penegil Dharma Kubu Tambahan Bangli Pura Dalem Maya Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Linggih Betara Kayu Selem Penataran Agung Besakih 13 May Purnama Sasih Jiyestha Pura Dwija Warsa Malang Pura Pucak Tinggah Angsri Baturiti Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Jati Luwih Penebel Pura Kawitan Batur Pande Tonja Tonja Denpasar Pura Penataran Agung Sidemen Karangasem Pura Maospahit Grenceng Denpasar 15 May Sugihan Jawa Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Peninjoan Tembuku Bangli Pura Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Besakih 16 May Sugihan Bali Dan Kajeng Kliwon 18 May Penyekeban 19 May Penyajaan Galungan 20 May Penampahan Galungan 21 May Hari Raya Galungan Pura Wakika Kupang NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung Jakarta Timur

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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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Courteney Cox makes directorial debut at Tribeca Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Courteney Cox’s directorial debut is uniquely personal. It features a cameo from her daughter, Coco, songs by her boyfriend, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, and a scene with her ex-husband, David Arquette. The film opens with 9-year-old Coco singing a song of McDaid’s. Later, she briefly appears to spray her father, Arquette, with a hose. As a proud mother, it’s Cox’s favorite scene. “I couldn’t have cut that out,” said Cox, who acknowledges their family dynamics are unusually friendly. “If I needed four seconds, that would be the last four seconds to go.” Cox will premiere the film, “Just Before I Go,” on Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It’s the first stab at feature-film directing for the 49-year-old TV star, who readied herself for the opportunity by directing a short, a Lifetime movie and 10 episodes of her TBS sitcom “Cougar Town.” “Just Before I Go” stars Seann William Scott as a depressive who plans to commit suicide but first returns to his hometown to get “my house in order.” He visits an old crush, a school bully from his youth and others to unload his pain in a strange kind of bucket-list mission. It may sound like a serious drama, but “Just Before I Go” (written by David Flebotte) has an offbeat humor that clashes comically with its heavy outline. Certainly, few movies have an emotional spectrum that incorporates both suicide and a “sleep masturbator” (a twist on sleep walking). “It’s hard to get those subject matters to gel and for people to feel it’s OK to laugh here and it’s OK Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File

FILE - This March 21, 2014 file photo shows actress Courteney Cox at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s An Evening of Environmental Excellence in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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LOS ANGELES — Barbie is coming alive. Sony Pictures, Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation have partnered to create a live-action movie focused on the iconic doll. The companies said Wednesday the comedy will be written by Jenny Bicks (“What a Girl Wants”) and produced by husband and wife team Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (“Men in Black 3”). AP Photo/Mattel

Executive producers will be Parkes+MacDonald president Marc Resteghini and Julia Pistor for Mattel’s Playground Productions. Sony sees the film as a global franchise and plans to go into production by the end of the year. It’s the second collaboration for Sony and Mattel. The companies are currently developing the film adaptation of “Masters of the Universe,” based on Mattel action figures.

This photo released by courtesy of Mattel shows a Barbie doll. Sony Pictures, Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation have partnered to create a live-action movie focused on the iconic doll.

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Workers finished the toll road project at Benoa, Bali Island. Ministry of Public Works will prioritize the construction of toll road connecting Kuta in Badung to Soka in Tabanan.

to cry there,” Cox said in a recent interview. “If I can laugh really hard and then cry, it’s perfect for me.” “The more offensive the humor, the funnier it is to me,” she added. “For whatever reason, if someone’s not getting hurt, it’s probably not funny to me.” Of course, Cox’s comic timing has long been on display in “Friends,” ‘’Family Ties,” ‘’Dirt” (on which she met Flebotte) and “Cougar Town,” which recently wrapped its fifth and possibly final season. (Its future is uncertain.)

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Kuta-Soka toll construction to be prioritizes

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MANGUPURA - Ministry of Public Works will prioritize the construction of toll road connecting Kuta in Badung to Soka in Tabanan. The effort to accelerate the economic equality in accordance with the Masterplan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian Economic Development (MP3EI) is currently in the assessment phase. “Our priority is to realize the toll road construction plan that connects Kuta (Badung) to Soka (Tabanan). This plans has been included in the assessment phase,” said Deputy Minister of Public Works, Achmad Hermanto Dardak, amidst the meeting of the Permanent International Association of Road Congresses (PIARC) in Nusa Dua. He said that Ministry of Public Works was currently awaiting the results of the study to be followed up in the next process. If the review had been completed, then his party would plan the next development, including land acquisition that would be used by the toll road.

“It must be first made from Kuta-Soka, while road section from Soka to Gilimanuk will be repaired geometrically such as reducing climbs, sharp turns and widening road in order to facilitate vehicles to overtake,” he explained. He said the toll road construction should have synergy with central and local government and other agencies. To build highway was required a considerable cost. However, the government continued to make improvement to transnational traffic flows such as from Gilimanuk (Jembrana) to Padangbai (Karangasem). “Along those lines, it should be made shortcut and road

widening, so the original condition can be reduced by at least to ten percent,” he said. The road construction was expected to accelerate the traffic flows and reduce the risk of hazardous road. Ministry of Public Works had also been planning the construction of new roads and maintenance of the existing roads in order to be getting better than ever. It included the construction of toll road for the areas that allowed the construction of such road. Herman judged that Indonesia should enhance the cooperation in road construction with other member countries namely Australia, Brunei, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. With Japan, Indonesia expected there would be a transfer of technology so that the construction of toll roads would not only be efficient for transport, but also environmentally friendly at once. (kmb27)

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