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LOS ANGELES — Fox says it’s bringing back the same trio of “American Idol” judges for the show’s 14th season. The network announced Monday that Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will be judging singers again in 2015, and Ryan Seacrest will remain the host. This year’s “American Idol” included the show’s lowest-rated finale ever, part of a continuing ratings slide for the once-dominant TV series. Fox has shaken up the judges’ panel in past years to try to boost viewership but is deciding to

stay the course this time. The network is taking the show’s downfall into account in scheduling, saying it will air fewer hours next season, and in many weeks there will be just one episode instead of two.

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In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, judges, from left, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. are seen during the panel of “American Idol” at the FOX Winter 2014 TCA, at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. Lopez, Urban, and Connick Jr. will return as judges with Ryan Seacrest hosting for the 14th season of Fox’s “American Idol.”

Cast changes give ‘Transformers’ a fresh start Associated Press

HONG KONG — The robots aren’t the only part of the latest “Transformers” film that changed. Led by star Mark Wahlberg, a whole new cast was brought in to give a fresh start to the blockbuster franchise. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” stars Wahlberg as a mechanic who strikes up a friendship with good-guy robot Optimus Prime. Wahlberg said the idea of joining the franchise came while he and Bay were working on last year’s film, “Pain and Gains.” “I’ve never done a sequel to any of the movies that I’ve done and this is my first installment in the series. So, still not really a sequel for me. Just thought it was fun to do something different and I really wanted to work with Michael.” The first three films were anchored by Shia LaBeouf, and Wahlberg has previously said he felt pressure about stepping into the shoes of other actors. Still he jumped at the opportunity, and while he’s signed to do future installments, “I’m not doing it if Michael doesn’t do it. So we’ll see what happens.” At the film’s worldwide premiere in Hong Kong on Thursday, Bay praised the 43-year-old Wahlberg as a leading man with maturity and gravitas. As a father of four, Wahlberg saw his scenes with on-screen

daughter Nicola Peltz as a sign of things to come and says he’s fiercely protective of his own two daughters. “I’m not excited about that part of it,” he admitted of their becoming teenagers. The 19-year-old Peltz said she took Wahlberg’s advice to come to the film set extra prepared. “He told me, ‘Before you go to set, know your script, know your lines, know everything about the script.’ Because you’ll go to set, sometimes Michael will pick a scene not supposed to be filmed in a month. He’ll be like, ‘Let’s just shoot it today’ So it’s really good to be extra prepared on a Michael Bay film.” Another new addition, Kelsey Grammer, said he didn’t mind playing a villain since he got the chance to work with Bay. “It’s like throwing a lot of things up in the air @ one time, and somehow he pulls them back down, and sticks them in his movie. He’s got so many ideas all the time. His mind is so quick and rich, and creative. It’s kind of like a wild ride just to work with him.” Hong Kong and China plays an important backdrop in the latest installment, another indication of China’s growing importance to Hollywood. The franchise’s third film, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” earned $1.1 billion at the global box office, with $165 million from China, its second biggest market after North America.

Bali has special attractions to Indian travelers

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NUSA DUA - Bali and India have historical similarities, especially in terms of religion. On that account, Bali has a special appeal expected to draw a number of Indian travelers to visit the island and can be increased continuously. Moreover, cooperation in tourism between India and Indonesia has often been held in Bali.

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A child stands on a barricade fence looks at a replica model of Transformers character Bumblebee on display in front of Qianmen Gate, as part of a promotion of the movie “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in Beijing, China Saturday, June 21, 2014.

According to Director of the Bali Tourism Institute (STP) Nusa Dua Bali, Dewa Gde Ngurah Byomantara, said that in terms of quantity, the number of Indian travelers was very large and the increase was very drastic. He hoped this opportunity could be utilized by Bali tourism businesspeople to attract more Indian travelers. “We have to learn much on how to handle Indian travelers, what they need and others. To find out, it is required a research to be done with Indian institution. It is intended to improve and increase the revenue from tourism in Bali,”

said Byomantara. He added that Bali also had historical similarities in terms of religion to India. In addition, they also realized that the majority of Hindus in Bali came from India. “Most travelers from India have interests in religion. It should be responded in the future,” he said. In order to improve the religious and cultural tourism, the religious tourist attractions should be well preserved. For instance, many temples in Bali had become the main attraction for Indian travelers because it could not be found in

Indian dancers performed during Bali Art Festival (BAF) at Art Center, Denpasar. Bali and India have historical similarities, especially in terms of religion. On that account, Bali has a special appeal expected to draw a number of Indian travelers to visit the island and can be increased continuously. ANTARA FOTO/Nyoman Budhiana

other regions. “To preserve the culture, it will highly depend on how we fortify ourselves,” he said. According to him, it could be undertaken by providing education and better cultural understanding. Moreover, Balinese culture had many advantages and was very sublime. “I have traveled overseas for a few times and saw the local cultures. Our culture is exceptional and sublime. I am very proud to be one of the Balinese people,” said Byomantara. Meanwhile, a tourism academician from India, Prof. S.P. Bansal, said that his party wanted to build a strong relationship with Balinese community having a similar culture. In addition, he also wanted to increase the number of Indian travelers visiting Bali and vice versa. “Our main concern is building the infrastructure to support the tourism sector of the Indian tourism to Bali and vice versa,” added Bansal amidst the Indian Tourism Congress at the STP Nusa Dua Bali. (kmb36)


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Bali News Mutilation case

Victim is suspect’s lover affair Bali Post

based on the result of search at the scenes, the body parts could only be found at two locations. Firstly, it was in the west of the bridge of Jalan Merak, precisely in Tukad Cangkung where police found a black plastic bag. Allegedly it contained the victim’s mutilated body parts. Secondly, it was found at the scene around the bridge of Jalan Tojan-Takmung. There, the package was alleged to contain human flesh from the very pungent odor exuded. Both packages were immediately examined by the Indonesia Automatic Finger Print Identification System (INAFIS) team of Bali Police. The County Police Chief emphasized if the suspect was known as a driver contracted worker of the Head of Religion’s District Court (PN) of Klungkung. From the results of interrogation, the suspect admitted that he engaged in a quarrel with the victim. It occurred because the victim was disappointed as the suspect did not visit her at the boarding for two days.

SINGARAJA - Clean water shortages are still felt by rural communities in Buleleng. Residents in the area of Telaga village, Busungbiu subdistrict, have trouble in getting clean water source, considering that within the past five years the water discharge from the springs at Telaga village has dwindled. As a result, people cannot do much and are still waiting for government assistance. Previously, the residents made an independent effort to do pipe installation in order to channel water to each home of residents. Each household

gets water allocation in turns. According to Headman of Telaga, Made Sucipta Arimbawa, to get the water, he had to look for the biggest spring in the middle of Telaga forest. Search for the water was not enough to help the condition of residents because the population increased every year. “The population has now progressively increased, while the discharge of spring in the forest tends to decline. We deliberately design a system of piping to each household in turn. Such effort has not been maximal because at 12:00 p.m. the water should be closed again,” said Sucipta.

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Founder’s Day at Hard Rock Hotel Bali

KUTA - The celebration of 43rd Founder’s Day at Hard Rock Hotel Bali enlivened by the performance of the contestants of Ms. Hard Rock and Foam Party, Saturday, June 14, 2014. The partying scenes of the Hotel’s Sweet Sixteen presented Guest star DJ Leng Yein from Malaysia and invited VIPs, fans as well as invited guests to enjoy the party at Sand Island, Hard Rock Hotel. On June 14, 1971 was a day for Hard Rock, started all. This was the day Hard Rock Cafe for the first opened its doors in London. It was the day of The Founders Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, brought their vision of glorious American hamburgers to Brits and American expats alike, the day that rocked dining experiences forever after. So every June 14 is called as Founders’ Day, where Hard Rock around the world celebrating the anniversary. IBP/Gie

The crime scene where the mutilation took place. As recognition of Fikri, in the quarrel the victim’s head was slammed onto the wall at the boarding house until she fell unconscious. “The results of examination by forensic team showed there was trace of a blunt object at the back of the victim’s head,” said the Klungkung Police Chief. In a panic condition, the victim was mutilated during the day after the suspect got permission from his workplace, Monday (Jun 16). Meanwhile, the mutilated body parts having been wrapped in plastic

bags were discarded one by one to 13 crime scenes in Klungkung and Karangasem region. Until Monday, the suspect was still intensively examined by investigators. On the other hand, disclosure of the case got special attention from the Chief of Bali Police, Albertus Julius Benny Mokalu. The Bali Police Chief came directly to Klungkung Police station and had met the suspect. This former chief of Bengkulu Police appreciated to the performance of special team

which was able to reveal the most sadistic case in less than seven days. To confirm the victim’s identity, his party was still awaiting the results of DNA tests. “The test result will be issued within two weeks. However, the indication has directed to his girlfriend (DS),” he said. For the time being, the suspect was only one. He would be charged under Article 340 of the Criminal Code on premeditated murder and punishable by the death penalty or life in prison. (kmb31)

Telaga villagers face difficulty to get clean water Bali Post

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SEMARAPURA - Special team of Klungkung, Bangli and Karangasem Police finally managed to uncover the case of mutilation. Police arrested the suspect identified as F aka Fikri, 26, a resident from Kampung Lebah, Semarapura Kangin, Klungkung, Sunday night (Jun 22). Apparently, the mutilation victim was the suspect’s lover affair known with the initials DS aka Diana Sari, 22. Indecency of the suspect originated from the victim’s quarrels in her dorm room. Chief of Klungkung Police, Ni Wayan Sri Yudatni Wirawati, said on Monday (Jun 23) that the clues on the presence of the culprit was known on the day after the discovery of the victim’s mutilated body parts, starting from the information from society. “Existence of the suspect has been known after the formation of the special team,” said Chief of Klungkung Police. Since that time, the suspect continued to be dogged. When getting enough evidence, police immediately arrested the suspect after eating at the edge of Jalan Darmawangsa, Semarapura Klod Kangin, Klungkung. After the arrest, on Monday morning (Jun 23) the suspect was immediately taken to the boarding house where the suspect killed the victim in the housing complex on Jalan Kenyeri IX. In addition, police also asked the suspect to show where the victim’s mutilated body parts were disposed. Of the 13 scenes mentioned by the suspect,

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Drainage of water through the piping system was still unable to help residents to the fullest because the water discharge produced was very small and could not meet the daily water needs. Sucipta added that the springs could only meet the needs for 700 residents of the totally 1,500 residents at the village. “The residents who have not got the water live in the upper area, if the pipe is closed the water flows by 12 o’clock at night. Thus, the people getting the water are only those living at lower area and the allocation of water is also limited,” he added.

One of the residents who lived on highland area, Ni Kadek Sriatyani, 45, said the water shortage occurred because she lived on highland. The flow of water only ran every two days into her home for some 2.5 hours. “The water started to run around 01:00 until 2:30 a.m. Ultimately, I decided to store reserve water in a large drum. This has happened for a long time, where the water only ran at night and stopped in the morning,” he said. He described the livelihood of local people at Telaga village was dominantly cultivating clove plantation in need of little water and relying on

rainfall farming system. To that end, people just enjoyed the harvest once a year. Village apparatus planned to submit a proposal in order to get clean water assistance to Buleleng government. “We will soon propose the assistance to Buleleng government. We have never submitted it because we resolve the problem with mutual cooperation. But now many people are demanding in order that we try to apply for the assistance, so that it can be budgeted by the government in 2015,” said the headman Arimbawa who had so far served for only six months. (kmb34)

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“Hard Rockers celebrate in so many different ways. From the staff dressing in their best pseudo-70s garb to hamburger eating contests to rolling back prices for anyone with a badge (such as firefighters and police officers) We are one of the world’s most authentic brand and the first of its kind in hospitality, we call this ‘authentic experiences that rock’”, said Andrew Khoo, M.I.H, General Manager. (ocha)

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

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

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

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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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Robot valet to park cars at German airport

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An airport spokesman says the robot, nicknamed Ray, starts work Tuesday and can be booked using a smartphone app. Thomas Koetter says all travelers need to do is leave their car in a designated area and confirm it’s empty and ready to go. Then Ray or one of its cybernetic colleagues will take the car to one of 249 parking spaces reserved for robots. Koetter says the forklift-like machine can carry any standard car weighing up to 3 metric tons (3.31 tons) and is fully insured. He says the service costing 29 euros ($39.43) a day targets busy business travelers but is open to anyone.

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Parking robot “Ray” transports a car in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday, 23 June 2014. The parking robot will see service for the first time at Duesseldorf Airport.

Harley-Davidson introduces electric motorcycle Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week, and President Matt Levatich said he expects the company known for its big touring bikes and iconic brand to become a leader in developing technology and standards for electric vehicles. Harley will show handmade demonstration models Monday at an invitation-only event in New York. The company will then take about two dozen bikes on a 30-city tour for riders to test drive and provide feedback. Harley will use the information it gathers to refine motorcycle, which might not hit the market for several more years. The venture is a risk for Harley because there’s almost no market for full-size electric motorcycles. The millions of two-wheeled electric vehicles sold each year are almost exclusively scooters and low-powered bikes that appeal to Chinese commuters. But one analyst said investment by a major manufacturer could help create demand, and Levatich emphasized in an interview with The Associated Press that Harley is interested in the long-term potential, regardless of immediate demand. At the same time, Levatich and others involved in creating the sleek, futuristic LiveWire predicted it would sell based on performance, not envi-

ronmental awareness. With no need to shift gears, the slim, sporty bike can go from 0 to 60 mph in about 4 seconds. The engine is silent, but the meshing of gears emits a hum like a jet airplane taking off. One hurdle the company has yet to address is the limited range offered by electric motorcycles. The batteries typically must be recharged after about 130 miles (210 kilometers), and that can take 30 minutes to an hour.

Outsiders focused on electric vehicle development predicted Harley would help boost sales for all electric motorcycle makers by creating greater awareness of and demand for electric bikes. Yamaha also has shown an electric motorcycle. “It’s the old ‘a rising tide raises all boats,’” said Gary Gauthier, business and technology adviser for NextEnergy, a Detroit-based nonprofit focused on energy development.

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In this photo provided by Harley-Davidson, riders introduce Project LiveWire—the first electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle—as they cross the Manhattan Bridge in New York, Monday, June 23, 2014.

Google Internet eyewear heads for Britain

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BERLIN — Plane to catch and don’t feel like hunting for parking? Travelers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.

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Place Ayodya Stage Angsoka Stage Angsoka Stage Ayodya Stage Wantilan Ksirarnawa

Event Joged Bumbung Dance Exhibition Performance by Maluku Association in Bali Performance by Jember City Drama Gong Exhibition Arja Performance Dance Fragments

Accelerated, normalization of Taman Ayun pond and Mati River Bali Post

MANGUPURA - The estuary sedimentation of Mati River in Kuta and erosion to Taman Ayun pond in Mengwi are two problems getting serious attention from the Badung government. Currently, the large-scale normalization project is being undertaken at both locations.

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Indian wedding performed in the grand style at Bali Arts Festival, Tuesday (24/6).

Bollywood performed great Indian wedding at BAF

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DENPASAR – Indian wedding performed in the grand style at Bali Arts Festival, Tuesday (24/6). Performance of great Indian wedding was displayed by artists from Bollywood, India. This show was able to attract many spectators and visitors of BAF. The story of this performance depicts love between couple that have different culture background and caste. Through many obstacles, the couple is able to survive their love and get married. As with many Indian films, that displayed full songs and dances, this performance also full of love songs and dances. The performance that lasted for 45 minutes showed beautiful dance sequence depicting grand wedding in India. Indian choreographer, Manik Bhateja, said this show presented the love and union of two different cultures.

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SAN FRANCISCO - Google on Monday made Glass available in Britain to early adopters willing to spend 1,000 pounds for a chance to dabble with the Internet-linked eyewear. The California-based technology titan expanded an “explorer” program beyond the United States for the first time by inviting British enthusiasts to virtually queue for the gadget online at google.co.uk/glass. “Probably the question we’ve heard more than any other is: when will Glass be available outside the US?” the Glass team said in a post on its Google+ social network page. “Well, we’re starting out by dipping our toes across the pond.” The eyewear -- hotly anticipated by some, feared by others -- became available in the United States in May to anyone with $1,500 to spare and a desire to become an “explorer.” The decision to open the Glass test, or beta, program in the US came about a month after a one-day sale of the eyewear to the public. In a possible sign of interest, the Glass page on the Google+ network has more than 736,000 followers and has been viewed more than 114 million times. Early this year, Google joined forces with the frame giant behind RayBan and other high-end brands to create and sell Glass eyewear in the United States. The partnership with Luxottica was portrayed as Google’s “biggest step yet into the emerging smart eyewear market.” Luxottica brands include Oakley, Alain Mikli, Ray-Ban and VogueEyewear. The first smart glasses by Luxottica for Google Glass will go on sale in 2015, according to the Italian eyewear group. Google has been working to burnish the image of Glass, which has triggered concerns about privacy since the devices are capable of capturing pictures and video. During the Explorer testing phase, developers are creating apps for Google Glass, which can range from getting weather reports to sharing videos to playing games. Glass connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi hot spots or, more typically, by being wirelessly tethered to mobile phones. Pictures or video may be shared through the Google Plus social network.

Normalization to Taman Ayun pond is done gradually. The project carried out to the springs for 100 hectares of agricultural land is considered important because the erosion occurred has caused the Taman Ayun to experience siltation. If the normalization is not done, it is feared the water discharge to rice fields will decrease. On Sunday (Jun 22), the pond was drained. Water discharge of the pond has begun to shrink by about 50 percent. According to the Head of Badung Highways and Irrigation Agency (BMP), Ida Bagus Surya Suamba, the Taman Ayun pond irrigated more than 100 hectares of paddy field in the Subak Batan Badung, Subak Batan Asem and Subak Beringkit. If the normalization was not done soon, the water discharge into the irrigation canals would shrink. He explained the normalization included the arrangement of revetment of the Taman Ayun pond. Construction period would take about eight months with the budget worth IDR 6.8 billion. To anticipate any disruption against the planting activities during the construction phase, his party built a permanent piping system serving the water to intake door in order

to meet the need for irrigation to the three subak areas. Installation of the pipeline would also be functioned in regular maintenance to the operation of Taman Ayun pond, considering the potential of sedimentation was very high. The Irrigation Division Head of the Badung Highway and Irrigation Agency, AA Gde Dalem, revealed if the Taman Ayun pond draining process had been undertaken since two weeks ago. However, the pond could not be dried out because the work should be done gradually so the ecosystem in the pond could be well maintained. Meanwhile, related to the sediment management of Mati River, the man familiarly called Gung Dalem mentioned if the work had also been done since two weeks ago. Although it had been taken place quite long and involved heavy equipment, the onslaught of various kinds of rubbish made the field officers overwhelmed. Even, it was dominated by heavy trash like electronic device to mattress. Each day, the waste transported reached five trucks or about 20 tons. Gung Dalem could not ensure when the normalization project would end because the waste had

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The estuary sedimentation of Mati River in Kuta and erosion to Taman Ayun pond in Mengwi are two problems getting serious attention from the Badung government. never subsided. His party could only mention if the normalization would continue to run until few times in the future. And one of the major obstacles was the rainy season predicted to take

place in September. The project should be accelerated because if the sedimentation could not be handled optimally, the water would overflow and flood some points in Kuta.

He said further that total length of the watershed of Mati River was 13.2 kilometers. Along 7.5 kilometers of which sat in the Badung County, while the rest spread across Denpasar area. (kmb25)


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Gag of bondres draws laughter of hundreds of spectators Bali Post

DENPASAR - Ayodya stage at Denpasar Art Center was covered by the rumbling laughter of spectators on Monday (Jun 23). They roared with laughter when watching the show of Bondres Lelawakan displayed by the Cancing Mas Art Troupe from Pasekan Baleran hamlet, Tabanan. They did not move from their respective seat and watched every scene of the Bondres players.

The Bondres Lelawakan performance was presented by Putu Ajus Purnawan, Karsa Putu, Kadek Widiana and Ngurah in order to grace the annual celebration of the Bali Arts Festival (BAF) XXXVI 2014. “In this Bondres show, we take the storyline Nemu Buku,” said Putu Ajus Purnawan, one of the players when met on the sidelines of the show. Other than Bondres Lelawakan or Prembon Lawak, the art troupe also presented small barong by I Putu Raditya Pratama. Then, it was

resumed with the second presentation of Barong Gadang played by two dancers, namely Nyoman Triana and Wayan Juliartana. Purnawan explained that the show displayed in the current BAF took the concept of gag because these days many people liked gags to entertain them. “In the past, people liked arja operetta. People began to consider arja to have reached saturation point. However, we will never leave it, but only combine it to avoid monotony,” he said. He

also added if the presentation did not leave the basic style. The presentation had included innovation by using musical instruments. One of them was keyboard. Further, his party also observed the emerging current situation. In other words, the performer understood what the audience needed. “For example, his party sings a song liked best by the audience. Of course, they belonged to the hit songs and most people liked them best,” he said. (kmb21)

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BANGLI - Service vehicles with unworthy condition owned by Bangli government will be auctioned. This measure is taken so as not to further burden the budget in the matter of the maintenance cost. As planned, the service vehicles in the form of cars and motorcycles will be auctioned next July. General Affairs Division Head of Bangli Regional Secretary, AA Gede Trisnawijaya, said on Monday (Jun 23) that to smooth the auction mechanism, his team had conducted a physical check to the serial number of the vehicles to be auctioned. Physical check was carried out with the involvement of the Transportation Agency, recently. The service car and motorcycle to be auctioned were older than 10 years old. “The vehicles to be auctioned have no longer been feasible and are mostly dormant,” said Agung Trisnawijaya. He said that so far the price limit had not been determined because general affairs only served as the organizer. Meanwhile, the price determination of the auction price would involve a team with various technical studies as per guidelines in force. After the price limit was set, it would be proposed to State Property and Auction Services (KPKLN) in Singaraja. The auction would apply an open system pursuant to the Regulation of Minister of Home Affairs No.17/2017 on technical guidelines of regional asset management. He hoped the public interest to join the auction would be high enough. However, they should comply with the existing mechanisms. Even, in the future his party planned to conduct auction each year. It was done so that there were be no longer service vehicles in abandoned condition. Absolutely, it was also intended to make budget efficiency in the terms of maintenance cost. (ina)

Gilimanuk’s LCM dock still repair Bali Post

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GILIMANUK - Repair of the landing craft machine (LCM) dock at Gilimanuk is still underway. The freighter dock and construction of mobile bridge I turn the atmosphere at Gilimanuk into shambles. As a result, the services provided for vehicle were rather annoyed due to this improvement. Queue of trucks often occurred because only two of the LCM jetties could function. Other than having two freighter docks, another dock was also dismantled and changed into mobile bridge that would be functioned for passenger vessel to moor. As seen on Sunday (Jun 21), the dock parking area was seen to be partially used to place the construction materials of the dock. As a result, the trucks initially occupying the parking lot ultimately decreased and shared spaces at the harbor with other vehicles such as buses and cars. The line began to occur at 8:00 p.m., when trucks from Denpasar and Lombok came simultaneously. Due to the large number of vehicles, the trucks should queue up to outside the harbor (maneuver parking space). By the dawn, the vehicles dominated by freight vehicles arrived and queued reaching the area of Gilimanuk Market. The ongoing dock renovation and construction was feared to delay until the period of crowded vehicles or homecoming flows. Operations Manager of PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry Gilimanuk, Wahyudi Susianto, told reporters that the queue of vehicles, especially trucks, had indeed commonly happened since the repair of the freighter dock. Currently, only two docks could still be functioned. However, the ASDP targeted if the LCM dock project owned by the ASDP could be accomplished ten days prior to homecoming flows. Meanwhile, the mobile bridge dock construction, according to him, could not be completed at that time. (kmb26)

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Husband of slain Iraqi woman gets 26 years to life Associated Press Writer

Unworthy service vehicles to be auctioned

Ahead of homecoming flows

The Cancing Mas Art Troupe from Pasekan Baleran hamlet, Tabanan perform in the Bali Art Festival

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FILE - In a Monday, May 20, 2013 file photo, members of the Baylor University forensic team exhume one of several bodies buried at the Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias, Texas.

Media exaggerated horror tale at Irish orphanage Associated Press Writer

DUBLIN — Revelations this month that nuns had buried nearly 800 infants and young children in unmarked graves at an Irish orphanage during the last century caused stark headlines and stirred strong emotions and calls for investigation. Since then, however, a more sober picture has emerged that exposes how many of those headlines were wrong. The case of the Tuam “mother and baby home” offers a study in how exaggeration can multiply in the news media, embellishing occurrences that should have been gripping enough on their own. The key fact is that a researcher, Catherine Corless, spent years seeking records of all the children who died in the orphanage in County Galway during its years of operation from 1925 to 1961. She found 797 death records — and only one record that one of the youngsters had been buried alongside relatives in a Catholic cemetery. The rest, Corless surmised, were likely interred in unmarked graves on the orphanage grounds, including in a disused septic tank. She and other Tuam residents called for a state-funded investigation to identify remains and give the children a proper memorial. The reports of unmarked graves shouldn’t have come as a surprise to the Irish public, who for decades have known that some of the 10 defunct “mother and baby homes,” which chiefly housed the children of unwed mothers, held grave sites filled with forgotten dead.

The religious orders’ use of unmarked graves reflected the crippling poverty of the time, the infancy of most of the victims, and the lack of plots in cemeteries corresponding to the children’s fractured families. Until recent weeks, nobody had put a precise number on the fatalities at Tuam. Corless spent months — and more than 3,000 euros ($4,000) of her own money — buying copies of death certificates and organizing them. Her list of the dead shows that nearly 80 percent were younger than 1; two died within 10 minutes of birth and never received first names. Ninety-one died in the 1920s, 247 in the 1930s, 388 in the 1940s, 70 in the 1950s, and one more child in 1960. The most common causes were flu, measles, pneumonia, tuberculosis and whooping cough. Contrary to the allegations of widespread starvation highlighted in some reports, only 18 children were recorded as suffering from severe malnutrition. While publicly available records are incomplete, sporadic

inspection reports indicate that the orphanage’s population exceeded 250 throughout the worst years of child mortality, when overcrowding would have encouraged the spread of infection. When Corless published her findings on a Facebook campaign page, and Irish media noticed, she speculated to reporters that the resting place of most, if not all, could be inside a disused septic tank on the site. By the time Irish and British tabloids went to print in early June, that speculation had become a certainty, the word “disused” had disappeared, and U.S. newspapers picked up the report, inserting more errors, including one that claimed the researcher had found all 796 remains in a septic tank. The Associated Press was among the media organizations that covered Corless and her findings, repeating incorrect Irish news reports that suggested the babies who died had never been baptized and that Catholic Church teaching guided priests not to baptize the babies of unwed mothers or give to them Christian burials.

EL CAJON, California — A California judge sentenced an Iraqi immigrant Monday to 26 years-to-life in prison for his wife’s fatal beating — an attack that initially drew international condemnation when authorities believed it was a hate crime. Kassim Alhimidi, 50, entered the courtroom bound and surrounded by deputies because of his previous outbursts that repeatedly disrupted his emotional trial in San Diego County Superior Court. On Monday, he yelled out in English “I swear I am not guilty!” and then shouted in Arabic to his son, before the judge ordered the defendant to be briefly removed from courtroom. When Alhimidi returned minutes later, he blew kisses to his 17-year-old son, Mohammed, and then sobbed as the teen told the court: “I just basically lost both my parents.” The couple’s oldest daughter, Fatima, found Shaima Alawadi, 32, in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor of their home in 2012 in El Cajon, a San Diego suburb that is home to the second-largest Iraqi population in the United States. She died at a hospital two days later after suffering multiple fractures to her skull. Investigators initially believed the killing was a hate crime because of a note found after the beating near the devout Muslim mother of five who wore a hijab. It read: “This is my country, go back to yours, you terrorist.” The victim and her Shiite Muslim family left Iraq in the early 1990s after a failed Shiite uprising, living in Saudi Arabian refugee camps before coming to the United States. The slaying was condemned by Muslim community leaders in the United States and Iraq before laboratory tests determined the note was a photocopy of one found earlier outside the home, indicating it was planted. Prosecutors said Alhimidi lied to police about the state of his marriage and hid the fact that his wife was seeking a divorce and planned to move to Texas. His wife’s relative also overheard Alhimidi apologize to his wife as she lay dying in a hospital, according to the prosecution. Alhimidi’s daughter, Fatima, did not attend the sentencing but sent a statement that was read in court in which she told her father: “What I saw scarred me for life.” She added: “It disgusts me that you made this look like a hate crime.”

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FILE - In this April 1, 2014, file photo, Kassim Alhimidi, is seen on trial in El Cajon Superior Court for the 2012 murder of his wife, Shaima Alawadi, in El Cajon, Calif.


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BUSINESS Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government and French bank BNP Paribas are close to a settlement over alleged sanctions violations that would require the bank to plead guilty, pay almost $9 billion in penalties and face other sanctions, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. warned that a huge financial penalty would have an impact on the whole European economy. Two other French banks are under separate investigations for similar activities, and the resulting fines could have repercussions on other companies that do business with those countries as well as the United States.But the White House this month deflected France’s appeal to intervene, with President Barack Obama saying he was prohibited by separation of powers from getting involved and that he would read about the case “in the newspapers just like everybody else.” Meanwhile, the bank said this month that a top executive, Chief Operating Officer Georges Chodron de Courcel, would retire in September. His term was to finish in 2016 and the bank did not explain the reason for his departure. U.S. banking regulators sought the departure of Chodron de Courcel and other executives as part of the investigation.

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In this Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, a man walks past the French bank BNP Paribas headquarters in Paris. French economy minister Arnaud Montebourg on Monday, June 23, 2014 is urging U.S. authorities to be “fair and proportionate” when deciding on a potential multibillion-dollar fine against France’s largest bank over its activities in countries Iran, Sudan and Cuba.

Japan to unveil fresh revival plans Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected Tuesday to unveil a fresh round of reforms to boost a nascent growth recovery, reports said, his second attempt at launching the “third arrow” of his economic action plan. In a package that has already been heavily trailed, he will promise to slash Japan’s corporate tax rate -- one of the world’s highest -- and tackle other sectors long protected by government help, according to local media. The prime minister and his economic and financial ministers are expected to formally adopt the plans before an official announcement is made in the afternoon. Company taxes, including a rate of 35.6 percent in Tokyo, are the second-highest

in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) behind the United States, a factor some critics say has held back the economy. Abe is facing calls to make good on the final tranche of his growth action plan, dubbed “Abenomics”, which started in early 2013 with a huge public spending spree and an unprecedented monetary easing campaign by the Bank of Japan. That gave the economy a shot in the arm and set off a stock market rally as firms’ profitability grew on the back of a sharply weaker yen. But there are growing complaints that as the sugar rush of cheap money wears off, the lack of real structural reform could prove problematic block for an economy that has stumbled through more than two decades of disappointment.

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Seeing destruction of nature

US, French bank close to deal on $9 billion fine

The person described the deal as imminent, but said it was not exactly clear when it would be publicly announced. The person spoke only on condition of anonymity because no agreement had yet been finalized. BNP Paribas, SA, France’s largest bank, has been under investigation for financial transactions through its New York office for clients in Iran, Sudan and Cuba in violation of U.S. trade sanctions. A report by the Wall Street Journal said the bank intentionally hid $30 billion in such transactions, by far more than in any such case so far. The French economy minister, meanwhile, urged the U.S. Department of Justice to be “fair and proportionate” when deciding on the potential fine. Arnaud Montebourg, speaking on BFM television Monday, said the U.S. has an unfair advantage in the global “economic war” because of a law allowing prosecution of foreign companies for activities outside American soil. The French government has

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Local reports say the package to be announced will include deregulation of sectors including medicare and agriculture, which are both heavily protected at present. There will also be proposals to revise an out-dated law prohibiting dancing after midnight, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said. Abe’s much-touted first attempt at a package of structural reforms fell flat last summer, with critics saying they were too timid at taking on Japan’s many vested interests. This year, the premier also faces a delicate balancing act as ordinary citizens struggle with lacklustre wage growth and rising prices for everyday goods -- the result of Tokyo’s bid to stoke long-absent inflation as well as April’s consumption tax hike to 8.0 percent from 5.0 percent.

New debt would be ‘worst possible’ error in EU Agence France-Presse

FRANKFURT - Running up new debt would be “the worst possible” thing to do, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday as a debate resurfaces over an easing of EU fiscal rules. “Running up new debt would be the worst possible mistake we could make,” Schaeuble told German public radio InfoRadio in an interview. EU members should “stick to the rules we jointly drew up. Nothing more, nothing less,” the minister said, amid a growing debate on whether countries such as France and Italy should be given more time

to get their finances in order. Germany “provides the proof that a sensible fiscal policy and a continuous reduction of the deficit is one of the pre-conditions for sustainable growth,” the minister said. G e r m a n y ’s v i c e c h a n c e l l o r and economy minister, the Social Democrat Sigmar Gabriel, recently suggested that economically embattled countries be offered some latitude in meeting EU rules while they got their finances in order. But Chancellor Angela Merkel was quick to respond that she sees no need to modify Europe’s budget rules.

Tourists in Karangasem cry Bali Post

AMLAPURA - Tourists in Karangasem cry to see the environmental damage caused by uncontrollable quarrying activities in Karangasem. The tourists asked to close the quarry activities destroying the environment of Karangasem if Karangasem still wants to have a tourist attraction. It was submitted by a legislator of Karangasem House, I Nyoman Sadra, and a number of eco-tourism practitioners from Abang subdistrict, Karangasem, Monday (Jun 23). Sadra said a few days ago that he took four friends from Australia to have lunch at a restaurant in the neighborhood of Gelumpang, Amlapura. By chance, from the restaurant was seen by the tourists the pockmarked area on the southeastern slopes of Mount Agung at Butus denoting the location of quarry activities that harmed the environment. The Australian tourists were directly enraged and asked the authorities to close the quarry activities. “I cannot do anything, seemed to be scolded by the tourists. They asked why I did not close the quarry destroying the environment, whereas I am a legislator. I said to have often proposed in order the illegal quarry activities damaging the environment were disciplined, but the officials in Karangasem ignored my ideas,” he said. In addition to the four Australian travelers, said Sadra, many other foreigners who cared about the environment came to him and deplored as the beautiful and natural landscape in Karangasem had been precisely destroyed. Meanwhile, a number of tourism practitioners in Abang subdistrict also conveyed that a lot of travelers also protested. Due to such action, the beauty of nature as on a mountainside at Butus, Nangka and Pawon as well as surrounding hills, including the area near Pasar Agung temple at Sebudi village, Selat were even destroyed. Actually, travelers liked trekking to see the beauty of nature owned by Karangasem either on foot or by bicycle. Ultimately, the travelers witnessed the destruction of the natural beauty. “They asked me whether Karangasem wanted to develop tourism or wanted to destroy the natural beauty. I could say nothing and was embarrassed when reviled by those travelers as the beautiful natural environment was destroyed by quarry activities,” said a businessman. According to the employer who asked his name not to be published, fearing to be complicated, Karangasem was a beautiful area and had priceless tourist attraction. However, Karangasem was mismanaged. “Does Karangasem want to develop eco-friendly and sustainable tourism or want to get profits from short-term quarry activities?” he affirmed. If the government wanted to develop sustainable tourism, according to Sadra, the quarry activities should be controlled through permit. It did not necessarily mean, said Sadra, his party did not agree with the quarry activities. However, it had to be controlled by the government. The zone should be clear and quarry procedures and rehabilitation at the former quarry should also be made, so that after the completion of quarry activities, the land of former quarry activities could be productive. Not vice versa, this time they just left a crater like pits of hell,” he said. Sadra suspected there were unscrupulous officials who played behind omission of the many illegal quarry activities. Sadra said he supported the efforts made by Bali Police to discipline the unauthorized quarry business in Karangasem. “If we and the law enforcement agency in Karangasem do not control and restrain the illegal quarry business, well, I support the efforts made by the Bali Police,” he affirmed. (013)

The PLN services on the islands of Nusa Penida, Klungkung, were criticized again by local community.

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Frequent power outages

Residents of Nusa Penida criticizes PLN services Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - The PLN services on the islands of Nusa Penida, Klungkung, were criticized again by local community. It originated from the frequent blackouts occurred in the area. Many of them stated to have already run out of patience because such condition has lasted long enough whereas residents claimed to have performed their obligations to pay the electric bill on time. One of the residents, Wayan Sukla, admitted on Sunday (Jun 22) that the reason of PLN to do saving was no longer acceptable. Their complaint was unanswered by excellent services of the PLN. Even, Sukla questioned why the state-owned company like the PLN never learned from previous experiences. “For Nusa Penida residents, this blackout is like a seasonal calamity so that people are almost familiar. But this never makes the company unwilling to make improvement,” he said. He expressed that PLN should be aware of the public patience that sometimes also had its limits. So far, the community had fulfilled their obligation properly. “Please do not reduce the people’s rights,” he criticized. Similar opinion was also revealed by another resident, I Made Ruka. He claimed sad as in fact the PLN service was like that. He claimed to have tired

of submitting a complaint. He hoped the issue could be resolved because electricity had become a basic need that should be met by the local community. “Hopefully, this situation can be handled quickly,” he hoped. Meanwhile, Chief of the PLN for Region III Nusa Penida, I Nyoman Sudiatmika, acknowledged if the electricity in Nusa Penida was in critical condition. Electric power in Nusa Penida totally reached some 3,680 kilowatts or 3.6 megawatts. Meanwhile, the usage during peak load at 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. reached 3.5 megawatts. Thus, it only had residual reserves of 0.1 megawatt. One of the biggest plants was said to still face a problem so the blackout should be applied in turn on the islands of Nusa Penida (including Lembongan and Ceningan). “Reduction of load is carried out during the repair process,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Regent of Klungkung, Nyoman Suwirta, when contacted on Sunday (Jun 22) confirmed that his party already addressed this issue. The regent immediately contacted Putu Riasa, distribution manager of PLN Bali. The regent said that PLN Bali recognized that electricity in Nusa Penida was experiencing serious problem. For that, the PLN Bali said to have sent diesel-powered engine with the capacity of 800 kilowatts three days ago. Actually, the PLN Bali had prepared generator set with the capacity of 5 megawatts to Nusa Penida in order to cope with the increasing power consumption and the damage to one of the engines. The engine should have arrived in the region to help the electricity supply. However, for some reason, the engine could not be distributed. “The existing engine is said to have been old so that it often has a problem during peak load,” said Regent Suwirta. He hoped the additional 5-megawatt engine could help the availability of electricity in Nusa Penida so that Nusa Penida residents could get their rights in accordance with the obligations to pay electricity bills orderly. (kmb31)


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60 females, 31 boys abducted in northeast Nigeria

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INDONESIA Two die as Maluku’s speedboat sinks

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Witnesses say Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria. Security forces denied the kidnappings. Nigeria’s government and military have been widely criticized for their slow response to the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped April 15. There was no way to safely and independently confirm the report from Kummabza, 150 kilometers (95 miles) from Maiduguri, capital of Borno state and headquarters of a military state of emergency that has failed to curtail near-daily attacks by Boko Haram fighters. Aji Khalil, of a local anti-Boko Haram group, said Tuesday the abductions took place Saturday in an attack in which four villagers were killed. Boko Haram has been demanding the release of detained members in exchange for its hostages.

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AMBON - A speedboat travelling from Oma Village in Haruku Island of Central Maluku District to Tulehu of Ambon Island, on Tuesday morning, sank after succumbing to giant waves and strong winds, resulting in two deaths. The two victims, identified as Sekawael and Haumahu, have been evacuated to Oma Village, stated Secretary of Maluku Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Kifly Wakanno. “However, we are yet to know the exact number of people on board the ill-fated speedboat,” Wakanno stated, adding that information regarding the sinking boat was received through an SMS from Elia Kesya, a resident of Haruku Village. The speedboat sank as a result of giant waves and strong winds amid extreme weather. “Thus, please do not sail under the extreme weather conditions to avoid unexpected eventualities,” Wakanno advised.

Israel caves declared UNESCO World Heritage site

TNI Chief asks soldiers to maintain political stability

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In this photo released by the Royal Thai Army, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha receives a royal endorsement in front of the portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej at a ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, May 26, 2014.

Rights group asks Thai Junta to release activist

JERUSALEM — The United Nations cultural agency designated this week a network of over 2,000 years old, man-made caves outside of Jerusalem a World Heritage site, the eighth such site in Israel. UNESCO added the caves of Beit Guvrin-Maresha — known as a “city under a city” — to the prestigious list of World Heritage sites during its annual meeting in Qatar on Sunday. The announcement by the World Heritage Committee came only two days after UNESCO listed the Palestinian village of Battir as a World Heritage site in danger, raising hopes among its residents that this will protect their community against Israel’s West Bank separation barrier. The intricate Beit Guvrin-Maresha caves have been used for thousands of years as quarries, burial sites, storerooms, hideouts and dovecotes. They are comprised of chambers and networks with various functions, and are situated below the ancient twin towns of Maresha and Beit Guvrin. Israel now boasts a total of eight World Heritage sites, including Masada, the Old City of Acre and the Bahai Holy Shrines in Haifa. Only countries that have signed the World Heritage convention, pledging to protect their natural and cultural heritage, can nominate a site, which must have an “outstanding universal value” to qualify. Battir, located just south of Jerusalem in the West Bank, was chosen earlier by the UNESCO committee after Palestinians submitted the site in an emergency nomination. The famed valley is known for its ancient farming terraces and an irrigation system dating to roman times. In listing Battir on Friday, UNESCO said the village faces “irreversible damage,” citing “the start of construction of a separation wall that may isolate farmers from fields they have cultivated for centuries.”

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BANGKOK — A human rights group on Tuesday urged Thailand’s military junta to release an opposition activist who appeared on an army television channel saying her detention was “too good for words to say.” Kritsuda Khunasen, an activist with the grassroots Red Shirt movement which supported the government ousted in last month’s coup, had been missing since security forces detained her May 28 in Chonburi province, east of Bangkok. In an effort to prove she was alive and being treated well, the army’s aired several minutes of footage late Monday on an army TV station showing Kritsuda sitting at a table talking about her situation. Her boyfriend, also in detention, was shown with her.

The group Thai Lawyers for Human Rights urged authorities to release Kritsuda immediately and said her whereabouts remain unknown. Junta spokeman Col. Winthai Suvaree said Kritsuda was detained late last month because she was related to a suspect “allegedly involved with war weapons.” She was released, he said, but then summoned again on June 18 because the junta wanted Kritsuda “to enter the attitude adjustment process and to have more understanding.” Since taking power, Thailand’s

military has made clear it will tolerate no dissent. It has summoned hundreds of people perceived as threats to public order — mostly members of the ousted civilian government, activists and intellectuals. Most of those who have been released have had to sign pledges saying they will not instigate unrest, a move that has effectively silenced public criticism. The junta was warned those who violate the agreement, or who don’t respond to its summons, will be jailed.

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Saam Gabbay of the U.S. visits the Maze Cave of Beit GuvrinMaresha, central Israel, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

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In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, a female security officer stand guard as sex workers who agree to leave Dolly red-light district queue up to register themselves to receive compensation money from the city government, at a local military office in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Indonesia prostitutes resist red-light shutdown

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YOGYAKARTA - National Defense Forces (TNI) Commander General Moeldoko has called on the TNI soldiers to maintain political stability ahead of the July 9 presidential election by being neutral and professional. “The TNI soldiers should remain neutral and professional in order to maintain political stability ahead of the presidential election,” Moeldoko stated at Adisutjipto military airbase’s hangar of education squadron on Monday. While giving directives to the soldiers of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, the TNI chief remarked that some retired TNI generals were involved in the presidential election process. He added that their involvement in the political realm is natural because they are also citizens who have political rights. “But, the retired military generals should not influence the soldiers because the soldiers cannot be influenced by them,” Moeldoko reiterated.

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SURABAYA — The mayor of Indonesia’s second-largest city has officially shut down “Dolly,” one of Southeast Asia’s biggest red-light districts, but the world’s oldest profession is still up and running despite warnings to stop. Dolly — believed to have been named years ago after a colonial Dutch madam — was supposed to have closed June 18, but on the main drag, young women in skintight miniskirts and heels continue to lure guests into rooms lit only by faint red and pink lights. Pimps made no attempt to hide as they stood outside, greeting potential customers. When a sex worker in a karaoke parlor spotted journalists walking past, she ran out with a raised fist and shouted, “Dolly will stay open!” Surabaya’s reformist mayor Tri Rismaharini has vowed to shutter the area, and the government is of-

fering $425 to each of the estimated 1,500 sex workers to help them get out of the business. Rismaharini plans to ease the women out of the work, and gave them until Monday to collect the money. She has not attempted to use force but said she wants the entire complex closed down by the end of the holy month of Ramadan in late July. But the sex workers, pimps and local business owners have taken to the streets in protest, saying the government is offering too little compensation for yanking away from their livelihoods. “The government just doesn’t

care about us,” said Suyatmi, 43, a prostitute who uses one name like many Indonesians. “We need a more permanent solution. They can’t just solve the prostitution problem by handing out money to prostitutes.” Prostitution rings operate openly in all major Indonesian cities despite opposition from Islamic conservatives, some of whom want to replace the country’s secular system with one bound by Islamic law. Most of Indonesia’s 246 million people are Muslims. Rismaharini, the first female mayor of Surabaya, has pledged to shut down all brothels in the city.

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A motorcyclist rides past Gereja Sidang Jemaat Allah (Grace Assembly of God) Church in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, June 23, 2014. Malaysia’s top court ruled Monday that non-Muslims cannot use the word “Allah” to refer to God, delivering the final word on a contentious debate that has reinforced complaints that religious minorities are treated unfairly in the Muslim-majority country.


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Pengotan Traditional Village

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BANGLI - Pengotan Traditional Village is an other unique village besides the traditional village of Penglipuran. It offers plenty uniqueness, which are different to those owned by Penglipuran. The people have a different socio-life. Their houses are arranged in uniqe patterns and made of Bamboos. Mass marriage is another uniqueness owned by the village, In this ritual, many couples are doing their wedding rituals together, which are held at their Penataran Agung Temple, These event is conducted a Sasih Kadasa (around April-October). The other different tradition worth knowing is the burial ritual. The corpse is carried by two people to the cemetery, running. Arriving at the place, the corpse’s cover is unveiled, making it naked. Then it is rolled down into the hole for burying that has been prepared. Afterward, it is covered, face up-downward, overlooking north-westward. Traditional arts also evolve well here, with arts like Baris Jangkang, Baris Jojor, Baris Perasi, Baris Perancak, Baris Blongsong, Baris Bajra, Baris Juntal and Baris Dap-dap Dance. The dances are often performed at the village temple. The socaleed Perang Papah is a unique tradition where performers hit each other using the stems of banana leaves. It is performed at Pedunungan Temple on Balinese calendar of Purnama Sasih Kenem (around December).

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Djokovic demolishes Golubev

No more “Mr. Nice Guy” Reuters

LONDON - Novak Djokovic is usually considered one of the “Mr. Nice Guys” of the tennis circuit, always game for a laugh and ready to applaud the winners flying off his opponents’ rackets. It was just too bad that Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev failed to witness any of those qualities on Monday. What Golubev was treated to was no laughing matter, as Djokovic took on the role of Wimbledon executioner, combining brutal force with deft touches to reach the second round with a 6-0 6-1 6-4 victory. The 2011 champion, elevated to top seed despite his world number two ranking, appeared to be heading for a rarely seen “triple bagel” in men’s tennis when he led 6-0 5-0. Golubev eventually registered on the Centre Court scoreboard after 44 minutes, drawing a warm round of applause from the crowd who were eager to witness a closer contest. Djokovic, however, was in no mood to oblige and took just 88 minutes to book a second-round showdown with wily Czech campaigner Radek Stepanek. “It was a great start, especially the first two sets, and I could not be happier with the performance,” said the Serb, who has not won a grand slam tournament since the 2013 Australian Open. Much

had been made of the fact that Djokovic was the only member of the so-called ‘Big Four’ of Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray to turn up at Wimbledon without playing a competitive match on grass this month. It was a gamble that he did not regret taking. Monday’s masterclass proved that his backhands were still firing, the forehands still sizzling and the aces still finding their mark as he condemned Golubev to an unwanted hat-trick of first-round losses at the majors this year. “Coming into Wimbledon with no official (grasscourt) matches, it always gives you an extra reason to get that commitment and focus from the start and try to play as best as you can,” said the 2013 runner-up. “So that’s what I did. Very, very pleased with my performance overall today. “I am feeling well at the moment, comfortable on the court and hopefully I can continue in the same way.”

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his first round match against Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday, June 23, 2014. AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

Kubica: No extra pressure for homecoming Rally

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Robert Kubica is determined to enjoy the show in this week’s Rally Poland and says he feels no extra pressure to get a result in his World Rally Championship homecoming. Kubica never competed at home in his previous career as a Formula 1 driver and readily admits this week’s rally - which is set to be the biggest motorsport event in Poland’s history - will be huge for him and his fans. “I’m really looking forward to seeing all the Polish fans,” said the 29-year-old M-Sport driver. “This will be one of the country’s sporting highlights and I think there are many rally fans in Poland so it is nice that we have this opportunity - with the Polish federation - to do this event.” Kubica competed in Rally Poland as a round of the European Rally Championship last year, but, 12 months on, the route has changed completely. The Pole insists he will treat the Mikolajki-based event as just another WRC round and will focus on continuing to learn. “Competing in my homeland will be something very special, but on the

other hand - strange as it sounds - it will be a completely new rally for me,” said Kubica. “I contested Rally Poland last year, but in this year’s edition not even 100 metres will be same and my approach will be the same as it was for the other new events. “I’m sure there will be a lot of support for the Polish drivers, but I just want to do a good rally and finish well without making any mistakes. Robert Kubica Rally Poland livery 2014 “I know that if I get to the finish and am happy with my driving then it will be a good rally. “This is the most important thing for me and this is what I am looking for. “Talking about the results, I won’t be paying too much attention to that. The most important thing is to learn and enjoy. “If I finish the last stage and I am happy with what I did behind the wheel, it will be the best result for me and bring a lot of satisfaction.” Kubica’s Ford Fiesta will run a oneoff livery based on Poland’s national colours for his home event.


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RIO DE JANEIRO - France seek to extend their rampant start to the World Cup on Wednesday when they need a point against Ecuador to secure top spot in Group E and further banish the memories of their implosion four years ago. However, second-placed Ecuador will be desperate to pull off a shock win over the resurgent former world champions as they seek to book their own spot in the knockout stages ahead of Switzerland, who trail them on goal difference, and Honduras. France lead the group with six points, followed by Ecuador and Switzerland on three points with Honduras bottom with no points after two defeats. A win or draw for France would mean they will probably avoid meeting Argentina in their first knockout round match. France coach Didier Deschamps has transformed the national team from the bad boys of the 2010 tournament in South Africa into a side drawing comparisons with the World Cup-winning side of 1998 on home soil. In contrast to the lack of dis-

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Brazil’s Neymar controls a ball during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014.

cipline four years ago, when the players went on strike and France were knocked out in the first stage, Deschamps has stamped his authority on the team, leaving top players on the bench when he sees the need. Striker Olivier Giroud was surprisingly named as a substitute for their first match against Honduras but returned to the team in style on Friday when he scored the opener and created another goal in the 5-2 rout of Switzerland. He is likely to retain his starting place against Ecuador. There could be a recall to the starting 11 for midfielder Paul Pogba who was relegated to the bench against Switzerland after nearly getting sent off against Honduras. Same Team

Ecuador manager Reinaldo Rueda is likely to field the same team that beat Honduras 2-1 last week and revived their World Cup campaign after a last-gasp opening defeat by Switzerland. Rueda told Reuters how that 2-1 loss had dealt a heavy blow to his players who are seeking to put Ecuador into the knockout phase of a World Cup for only the second time.

“They were difficult hours for the squad which is a young national team,” he said. “I think we felt the naivety that led to the goal and Switzerland’s win.” The Swiss caught Ecuador on the counter-attack in stoppage time after winning the ball deep in their opponents’ half. Rueda said he was keeping his fingers crossed that Honduras could pull off an upset and beat the Swiss, who are breathing down the necks of Ecuador in the group. “Honduras are a team with character, experienced players, and I’m sure they will make it an intense match,” he said. “Let’s hope they can take points against the Swiss since that would be important for us as long as we get a good result against France.” The match at the Maracana will showcase some of the most eye-catching attacking footballers at the World Cup. France, with eight goals in their first two games, are joint top scorers at the tournament so far along with the Netherlands. France’s Karim Benzema and Ecuador’s Enner Valencia are among the individual joint top scorers of the tournament with three goals each in two games.

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With nearly a dozen sponsorship contracts to his name, a legion of adoring fans and the beach on his doorstep, there were worries that Neymar had taken the soft option by staying with Santos in Brazil. Europeans wondered what all the fuss about and there were question marks over whether he could handle the enormous pressure of playing for Brazil in a World Cup on home soil. One year on, three games and four goals into the World Cup, Neymar has shown that it is all water off a duck’s back. On Monday, he produced another sparkling performance, including two superbly-taken first-half goals, to help Brazil beat Cameroon 4-1 and reach the last 16. There was a sense of anticipation and danger every time he got the ball and plenty of glimpses of the famous tricks which have led to complaints of show-boating in

the past. He sent the crowd into raptures by nonchalantly flicking the ball over a bemused Cameroon defender and tried to emulate former Mexico forward Cuauhtemoc Blanco’s trick of hopping past a defender with the ball between his ankles. “I don’t feel any pressure,” Neymar told reporters after winning the manof-the-match award. “I’ve always said there is no pressure when you are fulfilling a dream. This is something I have dreamed about since I was young, I’ve dreamed all my life about playing in matches like this.” Neymar’s confidence was boosted with an outstanding performance in last year’s Confederations Cup, which Brazil won, and he then took the plunge by making the move to Europe with his transfer to Barcelona. His first season in Spain had highs and lows and was punctuated by two injuries, although this may have been a blessing as it reduced excessive expectations and meant that he did not arrive at the World Cup exhausted. Far from show-boating, coach Luiz

Felipe Scolari praised Neymar for his team spirit and dedication to the less glamorous parts of the game, such as tracking back and marking the opposition’s forwards. “He is very participative, I have said it many times” Scolari told reporters, adding that much of the credit should go to Muricy Ramalho, Neymar’s former coach at Santos. “Muricy drilled it into him that he must sometimes stop creating and take part in marking when the opposition has the ball, and this is something that people don’t always see” Scolari said. Scolari also shrugged off suggestions that Brazil may have become over-dependent on the 22-year-old.

“Argentina depend on Messi and others have special players, this is normal,” he said. “Some players are different and they make the difference to any team, not just Brazil.”

Group A - final standings Cameroon 1 Brazil 4 Croatia 1 Mexico 3 Standings P W D L Brazil* 3 2 1 0 Mexico* 3 2 1 0 Croatia 3 1 0 2 Cameroon 3 0 0 3 *Denotes qualified for last 16

F 7 4 6 1

A 2 1 6 9

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France aim for top spot, Ecuador hope to survive

World Cup pressure is water off a duck’s back to Neymar BRASILIA - Neymar’s two-goal performance against Cameroon on Monday made it hard to believe that barely one year ago there were serious doubts as to whether he was mature enough to lead Brazil’s challenge for a sixth World Cup. Until last year’s Confederations Cup, Neymar was still playing his domestic football in Brazil and had struggled in his rare outings against European teams.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pts 7 7 3 0

Previous Results: June 12 Brazil 3 Croatia 1 June 13 Mexico 1 Cameroon 0 June 17 Brazil 0 Mexico 0 June 18 Cameroon 0 Croatia 4

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France’s national soccer team player Karim Benzema attends a training session at the Botafogo soccer club’s Santa Cruz stadium in Ribeirao Preto, 336 km (208 miles) northwest of Sao Paulo, June 21, 2014.

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Croatia’s coach Niko Kovac touches his face during the group A World Cup soccer match between Croatia and Mexico at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014.

Kovac expects to remain as Croatia coach Associated Press

RECIFE, Brazil — Niko Kovac expects to remain as Croatia’s coach, even though his side was unable to advance out of the group stage of the World Cup. “Why not? We qualified for the World Cup and that was a success for us,” Kovac said Monday, following his side’s 3-1 loss to Mexico. “I have a contract ... and it will continue. I do not see any reason why it shouldn’t. I said before, this was a tough group.” Croatia needed to beat Mexico on Monday in order to advance to the World Cup knockout round for the first time since 1998, but was doomed by Mexico’s three-goal burst during a 10-minute span in the second half. Croatia, which also lost 3-1 to Brazil and beat Cameroon 4-0, finished third in Group A. “That’s life. I said this group was very tough. Mexico and Brazil were the favorites,” Kovac said. “We couldn’t spring a surprise.” Croatia entered the World Cup expressing confidence it could advance because of the resumes of several top players who’ve thrived in Europe’s top professional leagues, including midfielders Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Ivan Rakitic, who played for Sevilla last season and is set to join Barcelona. Up front, meanwhile, Croatia fielded Bayern Munich star striker Mario Mandzukic. “We have a quality team. We have to work hard. We have to analyze what we lacked and we are going to improve those things, be it mentally, psychologically, physically, tactically, technically,” Kovac said. “We will analyze our performances and we will draw conclusions. I think we’ve made good progress over the last six months, but this process of development should continue.” On the eve of Monday’s match, Kovac had expressed optimism about beating Mexico, but also stressed that he would not view it as a failure, or the end of a special generation of Croatian talent, if his lineup failed to advance in Brazil. Modric, Rakitic and Mandzukic are all in their mid- to late-20s, as are several others who comprise the core of the squad. In addition, younger players such as 20-year-olds Ante Rebic and Mateo Kovacic have worked their way into the rotation. Both entered Monday’s match as second-half substitutes. “This is young generation,” Kovac said. “We have several young players from the under-21s and Croatia has a pool of players it can rely upon for a time to come. Those lads who play for top (European) clubs are still young and this generation can be together for maybe another five or six years.”


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RIO DE JANEIRO - France seek to extend their rampant start to the World Cup on Wednesday when they need a point against Ecuador to secure top spot in Group E and further banish the memories of their implosion four years ago. However, second-placed Ecuador will be desperate to pull off a shock win over the resurgent former world champions as they seek to book their own spot in the knockout stages ahead of Switzerland, who trail them on goal difference, and Honduras. France lead the group with six points, followed by Ecuador and Switzerland on three points with Honduras bottom with no points after two defeats. A win or draw for France would mean they will probably avoid meeting Argentina in their first knockout round match. France coach Didier Deschamps has transformed the national team from the bad boys of the 2010 tournament in South Africa into a side drawing comparisons with the World Cup-winning side of 1998 on home soil. In contrast to the lack of dis-

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Brazil’s Neymar controls a ball during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014.

cipline four years ago, when the players went on strike and France were knocked out in the first stage, Deschamps has stamped his authority on the team, leaving top players on the bench when he sees the need. Striker Olivier Giroud was surprisingly named as a substitute for their first match against Honduras but returned to the team in style on Friday when he scored the opener and created another goal in the 5-2 rout of Switzerland. He is likely to retain his starting place against Ecuador. There could be a recall to the starting 11 for midfielder Paul Pogba who was relegated to the bench against Switzerland after nearly getting sent off against Honduras. Same Team

Ecuador manager Reinaldo Rueda is likely to field the same team that beat Honduras 2-1 last week and revived their World Cup campaign after a last-gasp opening defeat by Switzerland. Rueda told Reuters how that 2-1 loss had dealt a heavy blow to his players who are seeking to put Ecuador into the knockout phase of a World Cup for only the second time.

“They were difficult hours for the squad which is a young national team,” he said. “I think we felt the naivety that led to the goal and Switzerland’s win.” The Swiss caught Ecuador on the counter-attack in stoppage time after winning the ball deep in their opponents’ half. Rueda said he was keeping his fingers crossed that Honduras could pull off an upset and beat the Swiss, who are breathing down the necks of Ecuador in the group. “Honduras are a team with character, experienced players, and I’m sure they will make it an intense match,” he said. “Let’s hope they can take points against the Swiss since that would be important for us as long as we get a good result against France.” The match at the Maracana will showcase some of the most eye-catching attacking footballers at the World Cup. France, with eight goals in their first two games, are joint top scorers at the tournament so far along with the Netherlands. France’s Karim Benzema and Ecuador’s Enner Valencia are among the individual joint top scorers of the tournament with three goals each in two games.

AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa

With nearly a dozen sponsorship contracts to his name, a legion of adoring fans and the beach on his doorstep, there were worries that Neymar had taken the soft option by staying with Santos in Brazil. Europeans wondered what all the fuss about and there were question marks over whether he could handle the enormous pressure of playing for Brazil in a World Cup on home soil. One year on, three games and four goals into the World Cup, Neymar has shown that it is all water off a duck’s back. On Monday, he produced another sparkling performance, including two superbly-taken first-half goals, to help Brazil beat Cameroon 4-1 and reach the last 16. There was a sense of anticipation and danger every time he got the ball and plenty of glimpses of the famous tricks which have led to complaints of show-boating in

the past. He sent the crowd into raptures by nonchalantly flicking the ball over a bemused Cameroon defender and tried to emulate former Mexico forward Cuauhtemoc Blanco’s trick of hopping past a defender with the ball between his ankles. “I don’t feel any pressure,” Neymar told reporters after winning the manof-the-match award. “I’ve always said there is no pressure when you are fulfilling a dream. This is something I have dreamed about since I was young, I’ve dreamed all my life about playing in matches like this.” Neymar’s confidence was boosted with an outstanding performance in last year’s Confederations Cup, which Brazil won, and he then took the plunge by making the move to Europe with his transfer to Barcelona. His first season in Spain had highs and lows and was punctuated by two injuries, although this may have been a blessing as it reduced excessive expectations and meant that he did not arrive at the World Cup exhausted. Far from show-boating, coach Luiz

Felipe Scolari praised Neymar for his team spirit and dedication to the less glamorous parts of the game, such as tracking back and marking the opposition’s forwards. “He is very participative, I have said it many times” Scolari told reporters, adding that much of the credit should go to Muricy Ramalho, Neymar’s former coach at Santos. “Muricy drilled it into him that he must sometimes stop creating and take part in marking when the opposition has the ball, and this is something that people don’t always see” Scolari said. Scolari also shrugged off suggestions that Brazil may have become over-dependent on the 22-year-old.

“Argentina depend on Messi and others have special players, this is normal,” he said. “Some players are different and they make the difference to any team, not just Brazil.”

Group A - final standings Cameroon 1 Brazil 4 Croatia 1 Mexico 3 Standings P W D L Brazil* 3 2 1 0 Mexico* 3 2 1 0 Croatia 3 1 0 2 Cameroon 3 0 0 3 *Denotes qualified for last 16

F 7 4 6 1

A 2 1 6 9

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France aim for top spot, Ecuador hope to survive

World Cup pressure is water off a duck’s back to Neymar BRASILIA - Neymar’s two-goal performance against Cameroon on Monday made it hard to believe that barely one year ago there were serious doubts as to whether he was mature enough to lead Brazil’s challenge for a sixth World Cup. Until last year’s Confederations Cup, Neymar was still playing his domestic football in Brazil and had struggled in his rare outings against European teams.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pts 7 7 3 0

Previous Results: June 12 Brazil 3 Croatia 1 June 13 Mexico 1 Cameroon 0 June 17 Brazil 0 Mexico 0 June 18 Cameroon 0 Croatia 4

REUTERS/Charles Platiau

France’s national soccer team player Karim Benzema attends a training session at the Botafogo soccer club’s Santa Cruz stadium in Ribeirao Preto, 336 km (208 miles) northwest of Sao Paulo, June 21, 2014.

AP Photo/Petr David Josek

Croatia’s coach Niko Kovac touches his face during the group A World Cup soccer match between Croatia and Mexico at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014.

Kovac expects to remain as Croatia coach Associated Press

RECIFE, Brazil — Niko Kovac expects to remain as Croatia’s coach, even though his side was unable to advance out of the group stage of the World Cup. “Why not? We qualified for the World Cup and that was a success for us,” Kovac said Monday, following his side’s 3-1 loss to Mexico. “I have a contract ... and it will continue. I do not see any reason why it shouldn’t. I said before, this was a tough group.” Croatia needed to beat Mexico on Monday in order to advance to the World Cup knockout round for the first time since 1998, but was doomed by Mexico’s three-goal burst during a 10-minute span in the second half. Croatia, which also lost 3-1 to Brazil and beat Cameroon 4-0, finished third in Group A. “That’s life. I said this group was very tough. Mexico and Brazil were the favorites,” Kovac said. “We couldn’t spring a surprise.” Croatia entered the World Cup expressing confidence it could advance because of the resumes of several top players who’ve thrived in Europe’s top professional leagues, including midfielders Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Ivan Rakitic, who played for Sevilla last season and is set to join Barcelona. Up front, meanwhile, Croatia fielded Bayern Munich star striker Mario Mandzukic. “We have a quality team. We have to work hard. We have to analyze what we lacked and we are going to improve those things, be it mentally, psychologically, physically, tactically, technically,” Kovac said. “We will analyze our performances and we will draw conclusions. I think we’ve made good progress over the last six months, but this process of development should continue.” On the eve of Monday’s match, Kovac had expressed optimism about beating Mexico, but also stressed that he would not view it as a failure, or the end of a special generation of Croatian talent, if his lineup failed to advance in Brazil. Modric, Rakitic and Mandzukic are all in their mid- to late-20s, as are several others who comprise the core of the squad. In addition, younger players such as 20-year-olds Ante Rebic and Mateo Kovacic have worked their way into the rotation. Both entered Monday’s match as second-half substitutes. “This is young generation,” Kovac said. “We have several young players from the under-21s and Croatia has a pool of players it can rely upon for a time to come. Those lads who play for top (European) clubs are still young and this generation can be together for maybe another five or six years.”


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Pengotan Traditional Village

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BANGLI - Pengotan Traditional Village is an other unique village besides the traditional village of Penglipuran. It offers plenty uniqueness, which are different to those owned by Penglipuran. The people have a different socio-life. Their houses are arranged in uniqe patterns and made of Bamboos. Mass marriage is another uniqueness owned by the village, In this ritual, many couples are doing their wedding rituals together, which are held at their Penataran Agung Temple, These event is conducted a Sasih Kadasa (around April-October). The other different tradition worth knowing is the burial ritual. The corpse is carried by two people to the cemetery, running. Arriving at the place, the corpse’s cover is unveiled, making it naked. Then it is rolled down into the hole for burying that has been prepared. Afterward, it is covered, face up-downward, overlooking north-westward. Traditional arts also evolve well here, with arts like Baris Jangkang, Baris Jojor, Baris Perasi, Baris Perancak, Baris Blongsong, Baris Bajra, Baris Juntal and Baris Dap-dap Dance. The dances are often performed at the village temple. The socaleed Perang Papah is a unique tradition where performers hit each other using the stems of banana leaves. It is performed at Pedunungan Temple on Balinese calendar of Purnama Sasih Kenem (around December).

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Djokovic demolishes Golubev

No more “Mr. Nice Guy” Reuters

LONDON - Novak Djokovic is usually considered one of the “Mr. Nice Guys” of the tennis circuit, always game for a laugh and ready to applaud the winners flying off his opponents’ rackets. It was just too bad that Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev failed to witness any of those qualities on Monday. What Golubev was treated to was no laughing matter, as Djokovic took on the role of Wimbledon executioner, combining brutal force with deft touches to reach the second round with a 6-0 6-1 6-4 victory. The 2011 champion, elevated to top seed despite his world number two ranking, appeared to be heading for a rarely seen “triple bagel” in men’s tennis when he led 6-0 5-0. Golubev eventually registered on the Centre Court scoreboard after 44 minutes, drawing a warm round of applause from the crowd who were eager to witness a closer contest. Djokovic, however, was in no mood to oblige and took just 88 minutes to book a second-round showdown with wily Czech campaigner Radek Stepanek. “It was a great start, especially the first two sets, and I could not be happier with the performance,” said the Serb, who has not won a grand slam tournament since the 2013 Australian Open. Much

had been made of the fact that Djokovic was the only member of the so-called ‘Big Four’ of Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray to turn up at Wimbledon without playing a competitive match on grass this month. It was a gamble that he did not regret taking. Monday’s masterclass proved that his backhands were still firing, the forehands still sizzling and the aces still finding their mark as he condemned Golubev to an unwanted hat-trick of first-round losses at the majors this year. “Coming into Wimbledon with no official (grasscourt) matches, it always gives you an extra reason to get that commitment and focus from the start and try to play as best as you can,” said the 2013 runner-up. “So that’s what I did. Very, very pleased with my performance overall today. “I am feeling well at the moment, comfortable on the court and hopefully I can continue in the same way.”

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his first round match against Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday, June 23, 2014. AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

Kubica: No extra pressure for homecoming Rally

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Robert Kubica is determined to enjoy the show in this week’s Rally Poland and says he feels no extra pressure to get a result in his World Rally Championship homecoming. Kubica never competed at home in his previous career as a Formula 1 driver and readily admits this week’s rally - which is set to be the biggest motorsport event in Poland’s history - will be huge for him and his fans. “I’m really looking forward to seeing all the Polish fans,” said the 29-year-old M-Sport driver. “This will be one of the country’s sporting highlights and I think there are many rally fans in Poland so it is nice that we have this opportunity - with the Polish federation - to do this event.” Kubica competed in Rally Poland as a round of the European Rally Championship last year, but, 12 months on, the route has changed completely. The Pole insists he will treat the Mikolajki-based event as just another WRC round and will focus on continuing to learn. “Competing in my homeland will be something very special, but on the

other hand - strange as it sounds - it will be a completely new rally for me,” said Kubica. “I contested Rally Poland last year, but in this year’s edition not even 100 metres will be same and my approach will be the same as it was for the other new events. “I’m sure there will be a lot of support for the Polish drivers, but I just want to do a good rally and finish well without making any mistakes. Robert Kubica Rally Poland livery 2014 “I know that if I get to the finish and am happy with my driving then it will be a good rally. “This is the most important thing for me and this is what I am looking for. “Talking about the results, I won’t be paying too much attention to that. The most important thing is to learn and enjoy. ���If I finish the last stage and I am happy with what I did behind the wheel, it will be the best result for me and bring a lot of satisfaction.” Kubica’s Ford Fiesta will run a oneoff livery based on Poland’s national colours for his home event.


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60 females, 31 boys abducted in northeast Nigeria

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INDONESIA Two die as Maluku’s speedboat sinks

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Witnesses say Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria. Security forces denied the kidnappings. Nigeria’s government and military have been widely criticized for their slow response to the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped April 15. There was no way to safely and independently confirm the report from Kummabza, 150 kilometers (95 miles) from Maiduguri, capital of Borno state and headquarters of a military state of emergency that has failed to curtail near-daily attacks by Boko Haram fighters. Aji Khalil, of a local anti-Boko Haram group, said Tuesday the abductions took place Saturday in an attack in which four villagers were killed. Boko Haram has been demanding the release of detained members in exchange for its hostages.

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AMBON - A speedboat travelling from Oma Village in Haruku Island of Central Maluku District to Tulehu of Ambon Island, on Tuesday morning, sank after succumbing to giant waves and strong winds, resulting in two deaths. The two victims, identified as Sekawael and Haumahu, have been evacuated to Oma Village, stated Secretary of Maluku Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Kifly Wakanno. “However, we are yet to know the exact number of people on board the ill-fated speedboat,” Wakanno stated, adding that information regarding the sinking boat was received through an SMS from Elia Kesya, a resident of Haruku Village. The speedboat sank as a result of giant waves and strong winds amid extreme weather. “Thus, please do not sail under the extreme weather conditions to avoid unexpected eventualities,” Wakanno advised.

Israel caves declared UNESCO World Heritage site

TNI Chief asks soldiers to maintain political stability

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In this photo released by the Royal Thai Army, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha receives a royal endorsement in front of the portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej at a ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, May 26, 2014.

Rights group asks Thai Junta to release activist

JERUSALEM — The United Nations cultural agency designated this week a network of over 2,000 years old, man-made caves outside of Jerusalem a World Heritage site, the eighth such site in Israel. UNESCO added the caves of Beit Guvrin-Maresha — known as a “city under a city” — to the prestigious list of World Heritage sites during its annual meeting in Qatar on Sunday. The announcement by the World Heritage Committee came only two days after UNESCO listed the Palestinian village of Battir as a World Heritage site in danger, raising hopes among its residents that this will protect their community against Israel’s West Bank separation barrier. The intricate Beit Guvrin-Maresha caves have been used for thousands of years as quarries, burial sites, storerooms, hideouts and dovecotes. They are comprised of chambers and networks with various functions, and are situated below the ancient twin towns of Maresha and Beit Guvrin. Israel now boasts a total of eight World Heritage sites, including Masada, the Old City of Acre and the Bahai Holy Shrines in Haifa. Only countries that have signed the World Heritage convention, pledging to protect their natural and cultural heritage, can nominate a site, which must have an “outstanding universal value” to qualify. Battir, located just south of Jerusalem in the West Bank, was chosen earlier by the UNESCO committee after Palestinians submitted the site in an emergency nomination. The famed valley is known for its ancient farming terraces and an irrigation system dating to roman times. In listing Battir on Friday, UNESCO said the village faces “irreversible damage,” citing “the start of construction of a separation wall that may isolate farmers from fields they have cultivated for centuries.”

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BANGKOK — A human rights group on Tuesday urged Thailand’s military junta to release an opposition activist who appeared on an army television channel saying her detention was “too good for words to say.” Kritsuda Khunasen, an activist with the grassroots Red Shirt movement which supported the government ousted in last month’s coup, had been missing since security forces detained her May 28 in Chonburi province, east of Bangkok. In an effort to prove she was alive and being treated well, the army’s aired several minutes of footage late Monday on an army TV station showing Kritsuda sitting at a table talking about her situation. Her boyfriend, also in detention, was shown with her.

The group Thai Lawyers for Human Rights urged authorities to release Kritsuda immediately and said her whereabouts remain unknown. Junta spokeman Col. Winthai Suvaree said Kritsuda was detained late last month because she was related to a suspect “allegedly involved with war weapons.” She was released, he said, but then summoned again on June 18 because the junta wanted Kritsuda “to enter the attitude adjustment process and to have more understanding.” Since taking power, Thailand’s

military has made clear it will tolerate no dissent. It has summoned hundreds of people perceived as threats to public order — mostly members of the ousted civilian government, activists and intellectuals. Most of those who have been released have had to sign pledges saying they will not instigate unrest, a move that has effectively silenced public criticism. The junta was warned those who violate the agreement, or who don’t respond to its summons, will be jailed.

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Saam Gabbay of the U.S. visits the Maze Cave of Beit GuvrinMaresha, central Israel, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

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In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, a female security officer stand guard as sex workers who agree to leave Dolly red-light district queue up to register themselves to receive compensation money from the city government, at a local military office in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Indonesia prostitutes resist red-light shutdown

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YOGYAKARTA - National Defense Forces (TNI) Commander General Moeldoko has called on the TNI soldiers to maintain political stability ahead of the July 9 presidential election by being neutral and professional. “The TNI soldiers should remain neutral and professional in order to maintain political stability ahead of the presidential election,” Moeldoko stated at Adisutjipto military airbase’s hangar of education squadron on Monday. While giving directives to the soldiers of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, the TNI chief remarked that some retired TNI generals were involved in the presidential election process. He added that their involvement in the political realm is natural because they are also citizens who have political rights. “But, the retired military generals should not influence the soldiers because the soldiers cannot be influenced by them,” Moeldoko reiterated.

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SURABAYA — The mayor of Indonesia’s second-largest city has officially shut down “Dolly,” one of Southeast Asia’s biggest red-light districts, but the world’s oldest profession is still up and running despite warnings to stop. Dolly — believed to have been named years ago after a colonial Dutch madam — was supposed to have closed June 18, but on the main drag, young women in skintight miniskirts and heels continue to lure guests into rooms lit only by faint red and pink lights. Pimps made no attempt to hide as they stood outside, greeting potential customers. When a sex worker in a karaoke parlor spotted journalists walking past, she ran out with a raised fist and shouted, “Dolly will stay open!” Surabaya’s reformist mayor Tri Rismaharini has vowed to shutter the area, and the government is of-

fering $425 to each of the estimated 1,500 sex workers to help them get out of the business. Rismaharini plans to ease the women out of the work, and gave them until Monday to collect the money. She has not attempted to use force but said she wants the entire complex closed down by the end of the holy month of Ramadan in late July. But the sex workers, pimps and local business owners have taken to the streets in protest, saying the government is offering too little compensation for yanking away from their livelihoods. “The government just doesn’t

care about us,” said Suyatmi, 43, a prostitute who uses one name like many Indonesians. “We need a more permanent solution. They can’t just solve the prostitution problem by handing out money to prostitutes.” Prostitution rings operate openly in all major Indonesian cities despite opposition from Islamic conservatives, some of whom want to replace the country’s secular system with one bound by Islamic law. Most of Indonesia’s 246 million people are Muslims. Rismaharini, the first female mayor of Surabaya, has pledged to shut down all brothels in the city.

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A motorcyclist rides past Gereja Sidang Jemaat Allah (Grace Assembly of God) Church in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, June 23, 2014. Malaysia’s top court ruled Monday that non-Muslims cannot use the word “Allah” to refer to God, delivering the final word on a contentious debate that has reinforced complaints that religious minorities are treated unfairly in the Muslim-majority country.


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WASHINGTON — The U.S. government and French bank BNP Paribas are close to a settlement over alleged sanctions violations that would require the bank to plead guilty, pay almost $9 billion in penalties and face other sanctions, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. warned that a huge financial penalty would have an impact on the whole European economy. Two other French banks are under separate investigations for similar activities, and the resulting fines could have repercussions on other companies that do business with those countries as well as the United States.But the White House this month deflected France’s appeal to intervene, with President Barack Obama saying he was prohibited by separation of powers from getting involved and that he would read about the case “in the newspapers just like everybody else.” Meanwhile, the bank said this month that a top executive, Chief Operating Officer Georges Chodron de Courcel, would retire in September. His term was to finish in 2016 and the bank did not explain the reason for his departure. U.S. banking regulators sought the departure of Chodron de Courcel and other executives as part of the investigation.

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In this Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, a man walks past the French bank BNP Paribas headquarters in Paris. French economy minister Arnaud Montebourg on Monday, June 23, 2014 is urging U.S. authorities to be “fair and proportionate” when deciding on a potential multibillion-dollar fine against France’s largest bank over its activities in countries Iran, Sudan and Cuba.

Japan to unveil fresh revival plans Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected Tuesday to unveil a fresh round of reforms to boost a nascent growth recovery, reports said, his second attempt at launching the “third arrow” of his economic action plan. In a package that has already been heavily trailed, he will promise to slash Japan’s corporate tax rate -- one of the world’s highest -- and tackle other sectors long protected by government help, according to local media. The prime minister and his economic and financial ministers are expected to formally adopt the plans before an official announcement is made in the afternoon. Company taxes, including a rate of 35.6 percent in Tokyo, are the second-highest

in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) behind the United States, a factor some critics say has held back the economy. Abe is facing calls to make good on the final tranche of his growth action plan, dubbed “Abenomics”, which started in early 2013 with a huge public spending spree and an unprecedented monetary easing campaign by the Bank of Japan. That gave the economy a shot in the arm and set off a stock market rally as firms’ profitability grew on the back of a sharply weaker yen. But there are growing complaints that as the sugar rush of cheap money wears off, the lack of real structural reform could prove problematic block for an economy that has stumbled through more than two decades of disappointment.

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US, French bank close to deal on $9 billion fine

The person described the deal as imminent, but said it was not exactly clear when it would be publicly announced. The person spoke only on condition of anonymity because no agreement had yet been finalized. BNP Paribas, SA, France’s largest bank, has been under investigation for financial transactions through its New York office for clients in Iran, Sudan and Cuba in violation of U.S. trade sanctions. A report by the Wall Street Journal said the bank intentionally hid $30 billion in such transactions, by far more than in any such case so far. The French economy minister, meanwhile, urged the U.S. Department of Justice to be “fair and proportionate” when deciding on the potential fine. Arnaud Montebourg, speaking on BFM television Monday, said the U.S. has an unfair advantage in the global “economic war” because of a law allowing prosecution of foreign companies for activities outside American soil. The French government has

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Local reports say the package to be announced will include deregulation of sectors including medicare and agriculture, which are both heavily protected at present. There will also be proposals to revise an out-dated law prohibiting dancing after midnight, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said. Abe’s much-touted first attempt at a package of structural reforms fell flat last summer, with critics saying they were too timid at taking on Japan’s many vested interests. This year, the premier also faces a delicate balancing act as ordinary citizens struggle with lacklustre wage growth and rising prices for everyday goods -- the result of Tokyo’s bid to stoke long-absent inflation as well as April’s consumption tax hike to 8.0 percent from 5.0 percent.

New debt would be ‘worst possible’ error in EU Agence France-Presse

FRANKFURT - Running up new debt would be “the worst possible” thing to do, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday as a debate resurfaces over an easing of EU fiscal rules. “Running up new debt would be the worst possible mistake we could make,” Schaeuble told German public radio InfoRadio in an interview. EU members should “stick to the rules we jointly drew up. Nothing more, nothing less,” the minister said, amid a growing debate on whether countries such as France and Italy should be given more time

to get their finances in order. Germany “provides the proof that a sensible fiscal policy and a continuous reduction of the deficit is one of the pre-conditions for sustainable growth,” the minister said. G e r m a n y ’s v i c e c h a n c e l l o r and economy minister, the Social Democrat Sigmar Gabriel, recently suggested that economically embattled countries be offered some latitude in meeting EU rules while they got their finances in order. But Chancellor Angela Merkel was quick to respond that she sees no need to modify Europe’s budget rules.

Tourists in Karangasem cry Bali Post

AMLAPURA - Tourists in Karangasem cry to see the environmental damage caused by uncontrollable quarrying activities in Karangasem. The tourists asked to close the quarry activities destroying the environment of Karangasem if Karangasem still wants to have a tourist attraction. It was submitted by a legislator of Karangasem House, I Nyoman Sadra, and a number of eco-tourism practitioners from Abang subdistrict, Karangasem, Monday (Jun 23). Sadra said a few days ago that he took four friends from Australia to have lunch at a restaurant in the neighborhood of Gelumpang, Amlapura. By chance, from the restaurant was seen by the tourists the pockmarked area on the southeastern slopes of Mount Agung at Butus denoting the location of quarry activities that harmed the environment. The Australian tourists were directly enraged and asked the authorities to close the quarry activities. “I cannot do anything, seemed to be scolded by the tourists. They asked why I did not close the quarry destroying the environment, whereas I am a legislator. I said to have often proposed in order the illegal quarry activities damaging the environment were disciplined, but the officials in Karangasem ignored my ideas,” he said. In addition to the four Australian travelers, said Sadra, many other foreigners who cared about the environment came to him and deplored as the beautiful and natural landscape in Karangasem had been precisely destroyed. Meanwhile, a number of tourism practitioners in Abang subdistrict also conveyed that a lot of travelers also protested. Due to such action, the beauty of nature as on a mountainside at Butus, Nangka and Pawon as well as surrounding hills, including the area near Pasar Agung temple at Sebudi village, Selat were even destroyed. Actually, travelers liked trekking to see the beauty of nature owned by Karangasem either on foot or by bicycle. Ultimately, the travelers witnessed the destruction of the natural beauty. “They asked me whether Karangasem wanted to develop tourism or wanted to destroy the natural beauty. I could say nothing and was embarrassed when reviled by those travelers as the beautiful natural environment was destroyed by quarry activities,” said a businessman. According to the employer who asked his name not to be published, fearing to be complicated, Karangasem was a beautiful area and had priceless tourist attraction. However, Karangasem was mismanaged. “Does Karangasem want to develop eco-friendly and sustainable tourism or want to get profits from short-term quarry activities?” he affirmed. If the government wanted to develop sustainable tourism, according to Sadra, the quarry activities should be controlled through permit. It did not necessarily mean, said Sadra, his party did not agree with the quarry activities. However, it had to be controlled by the government. The zone should be clear and quarry procedures and rehabilitation at the former quarry should also be made, so that after the completion of quarry activities, the land of former quarry activities could be productive. Not vice versa, this time they just left a crater like pits of hell,” he said. Sadra suspected there were unscrupulous officials who played behind omission of the many illegal quarry activities. Sadra said he supported the efforts made by Bali Police to discipline the unauthorized quarry business in Karangasem. “If we and the law enforcement agency in Karangasem do not control and restrain the illegal quarry business, well, I support the efforts made by the Bali Police,” he affirmed. (013)

The PLN services on the islands of Nusa Penida, Klungkung, were criticized again by local community.

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Frequent power outages

Residents of Nusa Penida criticizes PLN services Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - The PLN services on the islands of Nusa Penida, Klungkung, were criticized again by local community. It originated from the frequent blackouts occurred in the area. Many of them stated to have already run out of patience because such condition has lasted long enough whereas residents claimed to have performed their obligations to pay the electric bill on time. One of the residents, Wayan Sukla, admitted on Sunday (Jun 22) that the reason of PLN to do saving was no longer acceptable. Their complaint was unanswered by excellent services of the PLN. Even, Sukla questioned why the state-owned company like the PLN never learned from previous experiences. “For Nusa Penida residents, this blackout is like a seasonal calamity so that people are almost familiar. But this never makes the company unwilling to make improvement,” he said. He expressed that PLN should be aware of the public patience that sometimes also had its limits. So far, the community had fulfilled their obligation properly. “Please do not reduce the people’s rights,” he criticized. Similar opinion was also revealed by another resident, I Made Ruka. He claimed sad as in fact the PLN service was like that. He claimed to have tired

of submitting a complaint. He hoped the issue could be resolved because electricity had become a basic need that should be met by the local community. “Hopefully, this situation can be handled quickly,” he hoped. Meanwhile, Chief of the PLN for Region III Nusa Penida, I Nyoman Sudiatmika, acknowledged if the electricity in Nusa Penida was in critical condition. Electric power in Nusa Penida totally reached some 3,680 kilowatts or 3.6 megawatts. Meanwhile, the usage during peak load at 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. reached 3.5 megawatts. Thus, it only had residual reserves of 0.1 megawatt. One of the biggest plants was said to still face a problem so the blackout should be applied in turn on the islands of Nusa Penida (including Lembongan and Ceningan). “Reduction of load is carried out during the repair process,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Regent of Klungkung, Nyoman Suwirta, when contacted on Sunday (Jun 22) confirmed that his party already addressed this issue. The regent immediately contacted Putu Riasa, distribution manager of PLN Bali. The regent said that PLN Bali recognized that electricity in Nusa Penida was experiencing serious problem. For that, the PLN Bali said to have sent diesel-powered engine with the capacity of 800 kilowatts three days ago. Actually, the PLN Bali had prepared generator set with the capacity of 5 megawatts to Nusa Penida in order to cope with the increasing power consumption and the damage to one of the engines. The engine should have arrived in the region to help the electricity supply. However, for some reason, the engine could not be distributed. “The existing engine is said to have been old so that it often has a problem during peak load,” said Regent Suwirta. He hoped the additional 5-megawatt engine could help the availability of electricity in Nusa Penida so that Nusa Penida residents could get their rights in accordance with the obligations to pay electricity bills orderly. (kmb31)


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Gag of bondres draws laughter of hundreds of spectators Bali Post

DENPASAR - Ayodya stage at Denpasar Art Center was covered by the rumbling laughter of spectators on Monday (Jun 23). They roared with laughter when watching the show of Bondres Lelawakan displayed by the Cancing Mas Art Troupe from Pasekan Baleran hamlet, Tabanan. They did not move from their respective seat and watched every scene of the Bondres players.

The Bondres Lelawakan performance was presented by Putu Ajus Purnawan, Karsa Putu, Kadek Widiana and Ngurah in order to grace the annual celebration of the Bali Arts Festival (BAF) XXXVI 2014. “In this Bondres show, we take the storyline Nemu Buku,” said Putu Ajus Purnawan, one of the players when met on the sidelines of the show. Other than Bondres Lelawakan or Prembon Lawak, the art troupe also presented small barong by I Putu Raditya Pratama. Then, it was

resumed with the second presentation of Barong Gadang played by two dancers, namely Nyoman Triana and Wayan Juliartana. Purnawan explained that the show displayed in the current BAF took the concept of gag because these days many people liked gags to entertain them. “In the past, people liked arja operetta. People began to consider arja to have reached saturation point. However, we will never leave it, but only combine it to avoid monotony,” he said. He

also added if the presentation did not leave the basic style. The presentation had included innovation by using musical instruments. One of them was keyboard. Further, his party also observed the emerging current situation. In other words, the performer understood what the audience needed. “For example, his party sings a song liked best by the audience. Of course, they belonged to the hit songs and most people liked them best,” he said. (kmb21)

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BANGLI - Service vehicles with unworthy condition owned by Bangli government will be auctioned. This measure is taken so as not to further burden the budget in the matter of the maintenance cost. As planned, the service vehicles in the form of cars and motorcycles will be auctioned next July. General Affairs Division Head of Bangli Regional Secretary, AA Gede Trisnawijaya, said on Monday (Jun 23) that to smooth the auction mechanism, his team had conducted a physical check to the serial number of the vehicles to be auctioned. Physical check was carried out with the involvement of the Transportation Agency, recently. The service car and motorcycle to be auctioned were older than 10 years old. “The vehicles to be auctioned have no longer been feasible and are mostly dormant,” said Agung Trisnawijaya. He said that so far the price limit had not been determined because general affairs only served as the organizer. Meanwhile, the price determination of the auction price would involve a team with various technical studies as per guidelines in force. After the price limit was set, it would be proposed to State Property and Auction Services (KPKLN) in Singaraja. The auction would apply an open system pursuant to the Regulation of Minister of Home Affairs No.17/2017 on technical guidelines of regional asset management. He hoped the public interest to join the auction would be high enough. However, they should comply with the existing mechanisms. Even, in the future his party planned to conduct auction each year. It was done so that there were be no longer service vehicles in abandoned condition. Absolutely, it was also intended to make budget efficiency in the terms of maintenance cost. (ina)

Gilimanuk’s LCM dock still repair Bali Post

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GILIMANUK - Repair of the landing craft machine (LCM) dock at Gilimanuk is still underway. The freighter dock and construction of mobile bridge I turn the atmosphere at Gilimanuk into shambles. As a result, the services provided for vehicle were rather annoyed due to this improvement. Queue of trucks often occurred because only two of the LCM jetties could function. Other than having two freighter docks, another dock was also dismantled and changed into mobile bridge that would be functioned for passenger vessel to moor. As seen on Sunday (Jun 21), the dock parking area was seen to be partially used to place the construction materials of the dock. As a result, the trucks initially occupying the parking lot ultimately decreased and shared spaces at the harbor with other vehicles such as buses and cars. The line began to occur at 8:00 p.m., when trucks from Denpasar and Lombok came simultaneously. Due to the large number of vehicles, the trucks should queue up to outside the harbor (maneuver parking space). By the dawn, the vehicles dominated by freight vehicles arrived and queued reaching the area of Gilimanuk Market. The ongoing dock renovation and construction was feared to delay until the period of crowded vehicles or homecoming flows. Operations Manager of PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry Gilimanuk, Wahyudi Susianto, told reporters that the queue of vehicles, especially trucks, had indeed commonly happened since the repair of the freighter dock. Currently, only two docks could still be functioned. However, the ASDP targeted if the LCM dock project owned by the ASDP could be accomplished ten days prior to homecoming flows. Meanwhile, the mobile bridge dock construction, according to him, could not be completed at that time. (kmb26)

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Husband of slain Iraqi woman gets 26 years to life Associated Press Writer

Unworthy service vehicles to be auctioned

Ahead of homecoming flows

The Cancing Mas Art Troupe from Pasekan Baleran hamlet, Tabanan perform in the Bali Art Festival

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FILE - In a Monday, May 20, 2013 file photo, members of the Baylor University forensic team exhume one of several bodies buried at the Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias, Texas.

Media exaggerated horror tale at Irish orphanage Associated Press Writer

DUBLIN — Revelations this month that nuns had buried nearly 800 infants and young children in unmarked graves at an Irish orphanage during the last century caused stark headlines and stirred strong emotions and calls for investigation. Since then, however, a more sober picture has emerged that exposes how many of those headlines were wrong. The case of the Tuam “mother and baby home” offers a study in how exaggeration can multiply in the news media, embellishing occurrences that should have been gripping enough on their own. The key fact is that a researcher, Catherine Corless, spent years seeking records of all the children who died in the orphanage in County Galway during its years of operation from 1925 to 1961. She found 797 death records — and only one record that one of the youngsters had been buried alongside relatives in a Catholic cemetery. The rest, Corless surmised, were likely interred in unmarked graves on the orphanage grounds, including in a disused septic tank. She and other Tuam residents called for a state-funded investigation to identify remains and give the children a proper memorial. The reports of unmarked graves shouldn’t have come as a surprise to the Irish public, who for decades have known that some of the 10 defunct “mother and baby homes,” which chiefly housed the children of unwed mothers, held grave sites filled with forgotten dead.

The religious orders’ use of unmarked graves reflected the crippling poverty of the time, the infancy of most of the victims, and the lack of plots in cemeteries corresponding to the children’s fractured families. Until recent weeks, nobody had put a precise number on the fatalities at Tuam. Corless spent months — and more than 3,000 euros ($4,000) of her own money — buying copies of death certificates and organizing them. Her list of the dead shows that nearly 80 percent were younger than 1; two died within 10 minutes of birth and never received first names. Ninety-one died in the 1920s, 247 in the 1930s, 388 in the 1940s, 70 in the 1950s, and one more child in 1960. The most common causes were flu, measles, pneumonia, tuberculosis and whooping cough. Contrary to the allegations of widespread starvation highlighted in some reports, only 18 children were recorded as suffering from severe malnutrition. While publicly available records are incomplete, sporadic

inspection reports indicate that the orphanage’s population exceeded 250 throughout the worst years of child mortality, when overcrowding would have encouraged the spread of infection. When Corless published her findings on a Facebook campaign page, and Irish media noticed, she speculated to reporters that the resting place of most, if not all, could be inside a disused septic tank on the site. By the time Irish and British tabloids went to print in early June, that speculation had become a certainty, the word “disused” had disappeared, and U.S. newspapers picked up the report, inserting more errors, including one that claimed the researcher had found all 796 remains in a septic tank. The Associated Press was among the media organizations that covered Corless and her findings, repeating incorrect Irish news reports that suggested the babies who died had never been baptized and that Catholic Church teaching guided priests not to baptize the babies of unwed mothers or give to them Christian burials.

EL CAJON, California — A California judge sentenced an Iraqi immigrant Monday to 26 years-to-life in prison for his wife’s fatal beating — an attack that initially drew international condemnation when authorities believed it was a hate crime. Kassim Alhimidi, 50, entered the courtroom bound and surrounded by deputies because of his previous outbursts that repeatedly disrupted his emotional trial in San Diego County Superior Court. On Monday, he yelled out in English “I swear I am not guilty!” and then shouted in Arabic to his son, before the judge ordered the defendant to be briefly removed from courtroom. When Alhimidi returned minutes later, he blew kisses to his 17-year-old son, Mohammed, and then sobbed as the teen told the court: “I just basically lost both my parents.” The couple’s oldest daughter, Fatima, found Shaima Alawadi, 32, in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor of their home in 2012 in El Cajon, a San Diego suburb that is home to the second-largest Iraqi population in the United States. She died at a hospital two days later after suffering multiple fractures to her skull. Investigators initially believed the killing was a hate crime because of a note found after the beating near the devout Muslim mother of five who wore a hijab. It read: “This is my country, go back to yours, you terrorist.” The victim and her Shiite Muslim family left Iraq in the early 1990s after a failed Shiite uprising, living in Saudi Arabian refugee camps before coming to the United States. The slaying was condemned by Muslim community leaders in the United States and Iraq before laboratory tests determined the note was a photocopy of one found earlier outside the home, indicating it was planted. Prosecutors said Alhimidi lied to police about the state of his marriage and hid the fact that his wife was seeking a divorce and planned to move to Texas. His wife’s relative also overheard Alhimidi apologize to his wife as she lay dying in a hospital, according to the prosecution. Alhimidi’s daughter, Fatima, did not attend the sentencing but sent a statement that was read in court in which she told her father: “What I saw scarred me for life.” She added: “It disgusts me that you made this look like a hate crime.”

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FILE - In this April 1, 2014, file photo, Kassim Alhimidi, is seen on trial in El Cajon Superior Court for the 2012 murder of his wife, Shaima Alawadi, in El Cajon, Calif.


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Robot valet to park cars at German airport

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An airport spokesman says the robot, nicknamed Ray, starts work Tuesday and can be booked using a smartphone app. Thomas Koetter says all travelers need to do is leave their car in a designated area and confirm it’s empty and ready to go. Then Ray or one of its cybernetic colleagues will take the car to one of 249 parking spaces reserved for robots. Koetter says the forklift-like machine can carry any standard car weighing up to 3 metric tons (3.31 tons) and is fully insured. He says the service costing 29 euros ($39.43) a day targets busy business travelers but is open to anyone.

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Parking robot “Ray” transports a car in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday, 23 June 2014. The parking robot will see service for the first time at Duesseldorf Airport.

Harley-Davidson introduces electric motorcycle Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week, and President Matt Levatich said he expects the company known for its big touring bikes and iconic brand to become a leader in developing technology and standards for electric vehicles. Harley will show handmade demonstration models Monday at an invitation-only event in New York. The company will then take about two dozen bikes on a 30-city tour for riders to test drive and provide feedback. Harley will use the information it gathers to refine motorcycle, which might not hit the market for several more years. The venture is a risk for Harley because there’s almost no market for full-size electric motorcycles. The millions of two-wheeled electric vehicles sold each year are almost exclusively scooters and low-powered bikes that appeal to Chinese commuters. But one analyst said investment by a major manufacturer could help create demand, and Levatich emphasized in an interview with The Associated Press that Harley is interested in the long-term potential, regardless of immediate demand. At the same time, Levatich and others involved in creating the sleek, futuristic LiveWire predicted it would sell based on performance, not envi-

ronmental awareness. With no need to shift gears, the slim, sporty bike can go from 0 to 60 mph in about 4 seconds. The engine is silent, but the meshing of gears emits a hum like a jet airplane taking off. One hurdle the company has yet to address is the limited range offered by electric motorcycles. The batteries typically must be recharged after about 130 miles (210 kilometers), and that can take 30 minutes to an hour.

Outsiders focused on electric vehicle development predicted Harley would help boost sales for all electric motorcycle makers by creating greater awareness of and demand for electric bikes. Yamaha also has shown an electric motorcycle. “It’s the old ‘a rising tide raises all boats,’” said Gary Gauthier, business and technology adviser for NextEnergy, a Detroit-based nonprofit focused on energy development.

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In this photo provided by Harley-Davidson, riders introduce Project LiveWire—the first electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle—as they cross the Manhattan Bridge in New York, Monday, June 23, 2014.

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BERLIN — Plane to catch and don’t feel like hunting for parking? Travelers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.

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Place Ayodya Stage Angsoka Stage Angsoka Stage Ayodya Stage Wantilan Ksirarnawa

Event Joged Bumbung Dance Exhibition Performance by Maluku Association in Bali Performance by Jember City Drama Gong Exhibition Arja Performance Dance Fragments

Accelerated, normalization of Taman Ayun pond and Mati River Bali Post

MANGUPURA - The estuary sedimentation of Mati River in Kuta and erosion to Taman Ayun pond in Mengwi are two problems getting serious attention from the Badung government. Currently, the large-scale normalization project is being undertaken at both locations.

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Indian wedding performed in the grand style at Bali Arts Festival, Tuesday (24/6).

Bollywood performed great Indian wedding at BAF

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DENPASAR – Indian wedding performed in the grand style at Bali Arts Festival, Tuesday (24/6). Performance of great Indian wedding was displayed by artists from Bollywood, India. This show was able to attract many spectators and visitors of BAF. The story of this performance depicts love between couple that have different culture background and caste. Through many obstacles, the couple is able to survive their love and get married. As with many Indian films, that displayed full songs and dances, this performance also full of love songs and dances. The performance that lasted for 45 minutes showed beautiful dance sequence depicting grand wedding in India. Indian choreographer, Manik Bhateja, said this show presented the love and union of two different cultures.

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SAN FRANCISCO - Google on Monday made Glass available in Britain to early adopters willing to spend 1,000 pounds for a chance to dabble with the Internet-linked eyewear. The California-based technology titan expanded an “explorer” program beyond the United States for the first time by inviting British enthusiasts to virtually queue for the gadget online at google.co.uk/glass. “Probably the question we’ve heard more than any other is: when will Glass be available outside the US?” the Glass team said in a post on its Google+ social network page. “Well, we’re starting out by dipping our toes across the pond.” The eyewear -- hotly anticipated by some, feared by others -- became available in the United States in May to anyone with $1,500 to spare and a desire to become an “explorer.” The decision to open the Glass test, or beta, program in the US came about a month after a one-day sale of the eyewear to the public. In a possible sign of interest, the Glass page on the Google+ network has more than 736,000 followers and has been viewed more than 114 million times. Early this year, Google joined forces with the frame giant behind RayBan and other high-end brands to create and sell Glass eyewear in the United States. The partnership with Luxottica was portrayed as Google’s “biggest step yet into the emerging smart eyewear market.” Luxottica brands include Oakley, Alain Mikli, Ray-Ban and VogueEyewear. The first smart glasses by Luxottica for Google Glass will go on sale in 2015, according to the Italian eyewear group. Google has been working to burnish the image of Glass, which has triggered concerns about privacy since the devices are capable of capturing pictures and video. During the Explorer testing phase, developers are creating apps for Google Glass, which can range from getting weather reports to sharing videos to playing games. Glass connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi hot spots or, more typically, by being wirelessly tethered to mobile phones. Pictures or video may be shared through the Google Plus social network.

Normalization to Taman Ayun pond is done gradually. The project carried out to the springs for 100 hectares of agricultural land is considered important because the erosion occurred has caused the Taman Ayun to experience siltation. If the normalization is not done, it is feared the water discharge to rice fields will decrease. On Sunday (Jun 22), the pond was drained. Water discharge of the pond has begun to shrink by about 50 percent. According to the Head of Badung Highways and Irrigation Agency (BMP), Ida Bagus Surya Suamba, the Taman Ayun pond irrigated more than 100 hectares of paddy field in the Subak Batan Badung, Subak Batan Asem and Subak Beringkit. If the normalization was not done soon, the water discharge into the irrigation canals would shrink. He explained the normalization included the arrangement of revetment of the Taman Ayun pond. Construction period would take about eight months with the budget worth IDR 6.8 billion. To anticipate any disruption against the planting activities during the construction phase, his party built a permanent piping system serving the water to intake door in order

to meet the need for irrigation to the three subak areas. Installation of the pipeline would also be functioned in regular maintenance to the operation of Taman Ayun pond, considering the potential of sedimentation was very high. The Irrigation Division Head of the Badung Highway and Irrigation Agency, AA Gde Dalem, revealed if the Taman Ayun pond draining process had been undertaken since two weeks ago. However, the pond could not be dried out because the work should be done gradually so the ecosystem in the pond could be well maintained. Meanwhile, related to the sediment management of Mati River, the man familiarly called Gung Dalem mentioned if the work had also been done since two weeks ago. Although it had been taken place quite long and involved heavy equipment, the onslaught of various kinds of rubbish made the field officers overwhelmed. Even, it was dominated by heavy trash like electronic device to mattress. Each day, the waste transported reached five trucks or about 20 tons. Gung Dalem could not ensure when the normalization project would end because the waste had

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The estuary sedimentation of Mati River in Kuta and erosion to Taman Ayun pond in Mengwi are two problems getting serious attention from the Badung government. never subsided. His party could only mention if the normalization would continue to run until few times in the future. And one of the major obstacles was the rainy season predicted to take

place in September. The project should be accelerated because if the sedimentation could not be handled optimally, the water would overflow and flood some points in Kuta.

He said further that total length of the watershed of Mati River was 13.2 kilometers. Along 7.5 kilometers of which sat in the Badung County, while the rest spread across Denpasar area. (kmb25)


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based on the result of search at the scenes, the body parts could only be found at two locations. Firstly, it was in the west of the bridge of Jalan Merak, precisely in Tukad Cangkung where police found a black plastic bag. Allegedly it contained the victim’s mutilated body parts. Secondly, it was found at the scene around the bridge of Jalan Tojan-Takmung. There, the package was alleged to contain human flesh from the very pungent odor exuded. Both packages were immediately examined by the Indonesia Automatic Finger Print Identification System (INAFIS) team of Bali Police. The County Police Chief emphasized if the suspect was known as a driver contracted worker of the Head of Religion’s District Court (PN) of Klungkung. From the results of interrogation, the suspect admitted that he engaged in a quarrel with the victim. It occurred because the victim was disappointed as the suspect did not visit her at the boarding for two days.

SINGARAJA - Clean water shortages are still felt by rural communities in Buleleng. Residents in the area of Telaga village, Busungbiu subdistrict, have trouble in getting clean water source, considering that within the past five years the water discharge from the springs at Telaga village has dwindled. As a result, people cannot do much and are still waiting for government assistance. Previously, the residents made an independent effort to do pipe installation in order to channel water to each home of residents. Each household

gets water allocation in turns. According to Headman of Telaga, Made Sucipta Arimbawa, to get the water, he had to look for the biggest spring in the middle of Telaga forest. Search for the water was not enough to help the condition of residents because the population increased every year. “The population has now progressively increased, while the discharge of spring in the forest tends to decline. We deliberately design a system of piping to each household in turn. Such effort has not been maximal because at 12:00 p.m. the water should be closed again,” said Sucipta.

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KUTA - The celebration of 43rd Founder’s Day at Hard Rock Hotel Bali enlivened by the performance of the contestants of Ms. Hard Rock and Foam Party, Saturday, June 14, 2014. The partying scenes of the Hotel’s Sweet Sixteen presented Guest star DJ Leng Yein from Malaysia and invited VIPs, fans as well as invited guests to enjoy the party at Sand Island, Hard Rock Hotel. On June 14, 1971 was a day for Hard Rock, started all. This was the day Hard Rock Cafe for the first opened its doors in London. It was the day of The Founders Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, brought their vision of glorious American hamburgers to Brits and American expats alike, the day that rocked dining experiences forever after. So every June 14 is called as Founders’ Day, where Hard Rock around the world celebrating the anniversary. IBP/Gie

The crime scene where the mutilation took place. As recognition of Fikri, in the quarrel the victim’s head was slammed onto the wall at the boarding house until she fell unconscious. “The results of examination by forensic team showed there was trace of a blunt object at the back of the victim’s head,” said the Klungkung Police Chief. In a panic condition, the victim was mutilated during the day after the suspect got permission from his workplace, Monday (Jun 16). Meanwhile, the mutilated body parts having been wrapped in plastic

bags were discarded one by one to 13 crime scenes in Klungkung and Karangasem region. Until Monday, the suspect was still intensively examined by investigators. On the other hand, disclosure of the case got special attention from the Chief of Bali Police, Albertus Julius Benny Mokalu. The Bali Police Chief came directly to Klungkung Police station and had met the suspect. This former chief of Bengkulu Police appreciated to the performance of special team

which was able to reveal the most sadistic case in less than seven days. To confirm the victim’s identity, his party was still awaiting the results of DNA tests. “The test result will be issued within two weeks. However, the indication has directed to his girlfriend (DS),” he said. For the time being, the suspect was only one. He would be charged under Article 340 of the Criminal Code on premeditated murder and punishable by the death penalty or life in prison. (kmb31)

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SEMARAPURA - Special team of Klungkung, Bangli and Karangasem Police finally managed to uncover the case of mutilation. Police arrested the suspect identified as F aka Fikri, 26, a resident from Kampung Lebah, Semarapura Kangin, Klungkung, Sunday night (Jun 22). Apparently, the mutilation victim was the suspect’s lover affair known with the initials DS aka Diana Sari, 22. Indecency of the suspect originated from the victim’s quarrels in her dorm room. Chief of Klungkung Police, Ni Wayan Sri Yudatni Wirawati, said on Monday (Jun 23) that the clues on the presence of the culprit was known on the day after the discovery of the victim’s mutilated body parts, starting from the information from society. “Existence of the suspect has been known after the formation of the special team,” said Chief of Klungkung Police. Since that time, the suspect continued to be dogged. When getting enough evidence, police immediately arrested the suspect after eating at the edge of Jalan Darmawangsa, Semarapura Klod Kangin, Klungkung. After the arrest, on Monday morning (Jun 23) the suspect was immediately taken to the boarding house where the suspect killed the victim in the housing complex on Jalan Kenyeri IX. In addition, police also asked the suspect to show where the victim’s mutilated body parts were disposed. Of the 13 scenes mentioned by the suspect,

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Drainage of water through the piping system was still unable to help residents to the fullest because the water discharge produced was very small and could not meet the daily water needs. Sucipta added that the springs could only meet the needs for 700 residents of the totally 1,500 residents at the village. “The residents who have not got the water live in the upper area, if the pipe is closed the water flows by 12 o’clock at night. Thus, the people getting the water are only those living at lower area and the allocation of water is also limited,” he added.

One of the residents who lived on highland area, Ni Kadek Sriatyani, 45, said the water shortage occurred because she lived on highland. The flow of water only ran every two days into her home for some 2.5 hours. “The water started to run around 01:00 until 2:30 a.m. Ultimately, I decided to store reserve water in a large drum. This has happened for a long time, where the water only ran at night and stopped in the morning,” he said. He described the livelihood of local people at Telaga village was dominantly cultivating clove plantation in need of little water and relying on

rainfall farming system. To that end, people just enjoyed the harvest once a year. Village apparatus planned to submit a proposal in order to get clean water assistance to Buleleng government. “We will soon propose the assistance to Buleleng government. We have never submitted it because we resolve the problem with mutual cooperation. But now many people are demanding in order that we try to apply for the assistance, so that it can be budgeted by the government in 2015,” said the headman Arimbawa who had so far served for only six months. (kmb34)

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

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

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

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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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LOS ANGELES — Fox says it’s bringing back the same trio of “American Idol” judges for the show’s 14th season. The network announced Monday that Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will be judging singers again in 2015, and Ryan Seacrest will remain the host. This year’s “American Idol” included the show’s lowest-rated finale ever, part of a continuing ratings slide for the once-dominant TV series. Fox has shaken up the judges’ panel in past years to try to boost viewership but is deciding to

stay the course this time. The network is taking the show’s downfall into account in scheduling, saying it will air fewer hours next season, and in many weeks there will be just one episode instead of two.

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In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, judges, from left, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. are seen during the panel of “American Idol” at the FOX Winter 2014 TCA, at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. Lopez, Urban, and Connick Jr. will return as judges with Ryan Seacrest hosting for the 14th season of Fox’s “American Idol.”

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HONG KONG — The robots aren’t the only part of the latest “Transformers” film that changed. Led by star Mark Wahlberg, a whole new cast was brought in to give a fresh start to the blockbuster franchise. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” stars Wahlberg as a mechanic who strikes up a friendship with good-guy robot Optimus Prime. Wahlberg said the idea of joining the franchise came while he and Bay were working on last year’s film, “Pain and Gains.” “I’ve never done a sequel to any of the movies that I’ve done and this is my first installment in the series. So, still not really a sequel for me. Just thought it was fun to do something different and I really wanted to work with Michael.” The first three films were anchored by Shia LaBeouf, and Wahlberg has previously said he felt pressure about stepping into the shoes of other actors. Still he jumped at the opportunity, and while he’s signed to do future installments, “I’m not doing it if Michael doesn’t do it. So we’ll see what happens.” At the film’s worldwide premiere in Hong Kong on Thursday, Bay praised the 43-year-old Wahlberg as a leading man with maturity and gravitas. As a father of four, Wahlberg saw his scenes with on-screen

daughter Nicola Peltz as a sign of things to come and says he’s fiercely protective of his own two daughters. “I’m not excited about that part of it,” he admitted of their becoming teenagers. The 19-year-old Peltz said she took Wahlberg’s advice to come to the film set extra prepared. “He told me, ‘Before you go to set, know your script, know your lines, know everything about the script.’ Because you’ll go to set, sometimes Michael will pick a scene not supposed to be filmed in a month. He’ll be like, ‘Let’s just shoot it today’ So it’s really good to be extra prepared on a Michael Bay film.” Another new addition, Kelsey Grammer, said he didn’t mind playing a villain since he got the chance to work with Bay. “It’s like throwing a lot of things up in the air @ one time, and somehow he pulls them back down, and sticks them in his movie. He’s got so many ideas all the time. His mind is so quick and rich, and creative. It’s kind of like a wild ride just to work with him.” Hong Kong and China plays an important backdrop in the latest installment, another indication of China’s growing importance to Hollywood. The franchise’s third film, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” earned $1.1 billion at the global box office, with $165 million from China, its second biggest market after North America.

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NUSA DUA - Bali and India have historical similarities, especially in terms of religion. On that account, Bali has a special appeal expected to draw a number of Indian travelers to visit the island and can be increased continuously. Moreover, cooperation in tourism between India and Indonesia has often been held in Bali.

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A child stands on a barricade fence looks at a replica model of Transformers character Bumblebee on display in front of Qianmen Gate, as part of a promotion of the movie “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in Beijing, China Saturday, June 21, 2014.

According to Director of the Bali Tourism Institute (STP) Nusa Dua Bali, Dewa Gde Ngurah Byomantara, said that in terms of quantity, the number of Indian travelers was very large and the increase was very drastic. He hoped this opportunity could be utilized by Bali tourism businesspeople to attract more Indian travelers. “We have to learn much on how to handle Indian travelers, what they need and others. To find out, it is required a research to be done with Indian institution. It is intended to improve and increase the revenue from tourism in Bali,”

said Byomantara. He added that Bali also had historical similarities in terms of religion to India. In addition, they also realized that the majority of Hindus in Bali came from India. “Most travelers from India have interests in religion. It should be responded in the future,” he said. In order to improve the religious and cultural tourism, the religious tourist attractions should be well preserved. For instance, many temples in Bali had become the main attraction for Indian travelers because it could not be found in

Indian dancers performed during Bali Art Festival (BAF) at Art Center, Denpasar. Bali and India have historical similarities, especially in terms of religion. On that account, Bali has a special appeal expected to draw a number of Indian travelers to visit the island and can be increased continuously. ANTARA FOTO/Nyoman Budhiana

other regions. “To preserve the culture, it will highly depend on how we fortify ourselves,” he said. According to him, it could be undertaken by providing education and better cultural understanding. Moreover, Balinese culture had many advantages and was very sublime. “I have traveled overseas for a few times and saw the local cultures. Our culture is exceptional and sublime. I am very proud to be one of the Balinese people,” said Byomantara. Meanwhile, a tourism academician from India, Prof. S.P. Bansal, said that his party wanted to build a strong relationship with Balinese community having a similar culture. In addition, he also wanted to increase the number of Indian travelers visiting Bali and vice versa. “Our main concern is building the infrastructure to support the tourism sector of the Indian tourism to Bali and vice versa,” added Bansal amidst the Indian Tourism Congress at the STP Nusa Dua Bali. (kmb36)


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