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People wait for word from their family members as rescuers work to save people from debris in Ercis, Van, eastern Turkey, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. A survivor of the 7.2-magnitude quake that has killed at least 239 people in eastern Turkey was pulled from the rubble with three other people on Monday after he managed to call for help on his cell phone. Dozens of people were trapped in hills of debris
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7.2 quake in Turkey kills 239, collapses buildings Associated Press
ERCIS — A survivor of the 7.2-magnitude quake that has killed at least 239 people in eastern Turkey was pulled from the rubble with three other people on Monday after he managed to call for help on his cell phone. Dozens of people were trapped in hills of debris, but authorities offered hope that the death toll may not rise as high as initially feared. Rescuers searched throughout the night among pancaked buildings as families members waited outside, some in tears. Cranes and other heavy equipment lifted slabs of concrete and residents searched for the missing with shovels. Aid groups scrambled to set up tents, ﬁeld hospitals and kitchens to assist thousands left homeless or who were afraid to re-enter their homes. Continued on page 6
President: Promote Asean’s single identity through understanding Antara
NUSA DUA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said ASEAN`s single identity could only be promoted through understanding and appreciation of the diversity and
history equation, cultural heritage, and the way of life. The president made the statement at a function to open ASEAN Fair 2011 at Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali on Monday. Continued on page 6
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Bali News Triggered by clogged drain
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Children are enjoying their time on an internet cafes.
Ward off aftermath of online games Denpasar Municipality urged to govern Internet cafĂŠs Denpasar (Bali Post)â€”
Denpasar Municipality is urged to make laws governing the venture of Internet cafĂŠs as soon as possible, particularly the cafes providing the content of online gaming. If the business is allowed to continuously operate without the support of decisive laws, it is feared as potentially bringing in aftermath to students and young people. A member of Commission D in the Denpasar House, I Ketut Nuada, revealed the matter on Sunday (Oct 23). According to Nuada, the absence of laws governing the Internet cafe business was an example of tardiness of Denpasar Municipality in anticipating the advancement of information technology (IT). Meanwhile, the facts in the ÂżHOGVKRZHGLIWKHEXVLQHVVZDV growing very rapidly due to a great demand among the public, especially young people. â€œTo suppress the negative impact of the Internet cafe business, all parties must play an active role. One of the urgent measures is making a legislation governing the business,â€? he said. Nuada asserted that online gaming was part of IT development being difficult to avoid. Many parents were overwhelmed controlling their children not to play online gaming. â€œOther than cost aspect, negative impact of the game is the most hazardous. It has taken their time to learn. Well, here is the need for the role of parents to direct their children so they will not be dissolved in the game,â€? he reminded. Additionally, he said, the role
of government and employers could not be ignored. Government should initiate the legislation to organize and discipline the existence of those online gaming businesses. Meanwhile, employers should also have a moral responsibility to prevent the negative impact of the IT advances. â€œAt least, operational hours of the Internet CafĂŠ should be limited. Meanwhile, prohibition for students from entering the cafe in school uniforms, in my opinion, will not help much because the activity is usually carried out after school hours,â€? he said. Similar statement was given by Chairman of Commission D of Denpasar House, I Wayan Sugiarta. According to him, the existence of online gaming business had been complained by many parents. They complained as their children immediately played online gaming right after school hours. â€œGenerally, parents are worried if this game will affect the character of younger genera-
tion as containing many elements of violence. On that account, the community expected the government can regulate the online gaming business through a clear and decisive legal framework,â€? he said. Sugiarta added that his party appreciated the positive buzz of WKH SXEOLF RUGHU RIÂżFHUV 6DWSRO PP) of Denpasar City making a raid to a number of Internet cafes providing online gaming. However, his party hoped the executive immediately to look for legal solutions regarding the business. It aimed to counteract the negative effects, including the control against the contents that could be served in the cafe. â€œHopefully, the previous case will not happen again where a cafe was made a nasty place. Moreover, it was done by students. Well, we are necessary to anticipate this immediately by creating a law, whether in the form of regional regulation or a kind of mayoral regulation,â€? he DIÂżUPHG(kmb13)
On account of clogged drain, the Seririt public square submerged in water on Sunday (Oct 23). More than half of the square area located on the roadside was under water as deep as adultâ€™s ankle. As a result, the square looked like a pond, let alone many ducks then led up to the square for foraging. 2EVHUYDWLRQLQWKHÂżHOGODVW6XQday indicated that puddles were in the southern side and soaked the square commonly used to play volleyball. Additionally, the eastern side of the square was also inundated by quite deep water, so it was unable to be used for playing football. The water soaking over half of the square seemed to EHÂżOOHGZLWKSODVWLFJDUEDJHWRR A resident living around the square said the water soaking the Seririt Square was triggered by the blockage of water channels adjacent to the rice ÂżHOGV LQ WKH HDVWHUQ VLGH 6LQFH WKH drain clogged, the water then overĂ€RZHG DQG Ă€RRGHG WKH VTXDUH DUHD 7KH ZDWHU ZDV NQRZQ WR RYHUĂ€RZ
on Sunday morning (Oct 23). As a result, students and general public in Seririt and the surrounding areas were unable to utilize the square for their exercise. â€œJust now a lot of students and the community were about to exercise here, but since the square was inundated by water they ultimately failed to do so. This afternoon (Sunday), a football match will be organized here while the square is left to be soaked by water,â€? explained the resident. According to the resident, since the square was under water, the operator of Seririt Square and authorities in Seririt had not yet made any improvement efforts. Even, more water would be Ă€RZLQJLQWRWKHVTXDUHDVLWKDGVWDUWHG to rain in Seririt. If left any longer, the grass on the square would surely die. To that end, residents expected the operator and relevant agencies in Seririt could LPPHGLDWHO\ WDNH WKH HIIRUW WR Âż[ WKH clogged drains. â€œIf not handled immediately, more and more water will go into the square, let alone the rainy season has arrived,â€? the resident said. (kmb)
The ducks are swimming on the ďŹ‚ooded Seririt square.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Two motorist gangs involved in brawl Glasses of shop broken, two motorcycles damaged Denpasar (Bali Post)â€”
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Chicken ranch arouses VWHQFKDQGâ€ŤŰŒâ€ŹLHV Residents of Blimbingsari protest Negara (Bali Post)â€”
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Jatiluwih farmers ask for portion of tourism levies Tabanan (Bali Post)â€”
Abundant income yielded by tourism at Jatiluwih Village, Penebel, Tabanan, was not received by ORFDOIDUPHUV7KH\KRSHGWRJHWD SRUWLRQ RI WKH OHYLHV 6R IDU WKH\ have only been sold as a tourist DWWUDFWLRQ+RZHYHUWKH\QHYHUJHW DQ\EHQHÂżWVKDULQJ Chief of Jatiluwih Customary 9LOODJH :D\DQ<DVD MXVWLÂżHG WKH FRPSODLQWVRIORFDOIDUPHUV$WKLV village, there were 7 groups of subak with the members of some 1,000 IDUPHUVÂł$OPRVWHYHU\GD\-DWLOXwih is visited by tourists who want WRVHHWKHEHDXW\RIWKHULFHÂżHOGV However, farmers who cultivate the attraction are actually forgotten,â€? he VDLG6XQGD\2FW To date, Yasa said, the allocation of levies was only given to customary and administrative village, while VXEDNJRWQRWKLQJ2QWKDWDFFRXQW
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Emergence of a number of chicken ranches at Blimbingsari Village, Melaya Subdistrict, was recently complained by the surURXQGLQJ UHVLGHQWV 7KH\ FRPSODLQHG DERXW WKH VWHQFK PDLQO\ FDXVHGE\WKHUDQFKHVZKHQWKH\KDUYHVWHG(YHQWKHXQVDWLVÂżHG residents immediately reported the case and sent a letter to local YLOODJHDSSDUDWXV ,QIRUPDWLRQIURPDQXPEHURIORFDOUHVLGHQWV6XQGD\2FW told that they were furious due to the odor spreading mainly around WKHUDQFKDQGHYHQUHDFKLQJDUDGLXVRIRQHNLORPHWHU+RZHYHU residents admitted that they hesitated to reprimand because those EUHHGHUVZHUHDYHUDJHO\WKHLUUHODWLYHVDQGORFDOUHVLGHQWVÂł:HDUH not trying to ban them to do business, but they should also think about the impact resulted in the surrounding area,â€? said one of WKHUHVLGHQWV$GGLWLRQDOO\GXULQJWKHKDUYHVWVHDVRQPDQ\Ă€LHV ZHUHRIWHQĂ€\LQJLQWKHKRXVHRIUHVLGHQWVDQGVXFKFRQGLWLRQZDV GLVWXUELQJ According to the resident who refused to mention his name, at two hamlets namely Blimbingsari and Ambyarsari, there were PRUHWKDQÂżYHFKLFNHQUDQFKHV$OOHJHGO\VRPHRIWKHPKDGQRW had a license or approval from the adjacent residents or residents DWWKHVXUURXQGLQJDUHD â€œMost of them take advantage of their gardens, but the scent JHQHUDWHGUHDFKHVWKHVHWWOHPHQWRIUHVLGHQWV/RFDOUHVLGHQWVKDYH SURWHVWHGWKLVPDWWHUWRYLOODJHDSSDUDWXVÂ´REVHUYHGWKHUHVLGHQW$W Ambyarsari Hamlet occurred some four units of chicken ranch where HDFKXQLWDFFRPPRGDWHGVRPHXSWRFKLFNHQV When met separately, the Village Head of Blimbingsari, I Made -RKQ 5RQQ\ MXVWLÂżHG ODVW 6XQGD\ DERXW WKH FRPSODLQW RI ORFDO FRPPXQLW\7KHYLOODJHDXWKRULW\KDGIROORZHGLWXSE\PDNLQJ FRRUGLQDWLRQZLWK-HPEUDQD5HJHQF\1RWORQJDJRDFFRUGLQJWR him, all the ranches at the two hamlets were disciplined in order WR FRPSOHPHQW WKHLU SHUPLVVLRQ Âł$OPRVW DOO RI WKHP KDYH QRW KDGSHUPLVVLRQ1RZVRPHRIWKHPDOUHDG\KDGDOLFHQVHZKLOH some others are under process,â€? said the youngest village head in -HPEUDQD +LV SDUW\ WRJHWKHU ZLWK 6XEGLVWULFW *RYHUQPHQW KDG undertaken socialization at Ambyarsari and the solution was not DOORZHGWRDGGPRUHUDQFKHV â€œIndeed, some people remain to protest because of the smell and PDQ\Ă€LHVJHQHUDWHG2QWKHRQHKDQGZHDUHXQDEOHWRIRUELG SHRSOHWRUXQDEXVLQHVV7KHVROXWLRQLVQRWWRDGGPRUHIDUPVÂ´ VDLG-RKQ7KHGDWDFROOHFWHGDWWKHYLOODJHLQGLFDWHGWKHUHZHUHVL[ XQLWVRIUDQFKDQGWZRRIWKHPQXUWXUHGXQWLOFKLFNHQV2QH YHQWXUHZDVVWLOOEXLOGLQJLWVHQFORVXUHÂł,QGHHGWKHORFDOUHVLGHQWV KDGEHHQĂ€DULQJXS0RUHRYHUWKHKDPOHWZDVDVSLULWXDOWRXULVW GHVWLQDWLRQ+RZHYHUZHÂśYHHPEUDFHGWKHPWRJHWKHUDQGDVNHG WKHPWRFRPSOHWHWKHLUSHUPLWÂ´KHFRQFOXGHG (kmb26)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Argentine president wins ODQGVOLGHUHHOHFWLRQ Associated Press Writer
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — President Cristina Fernandez was re-elected in a landslide Sunday, winning with the widest victory margin in Argentina’s history after her government spread the wealth of a booming economy. Fernandez had 53 percent of the vote after 58 percent of the polling stations reported nationwide. Her nearest challenger got just 17 percent. Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo predicted the president’s share would rise as polls reported from her party’s stronghold of densely populated Buenos Aires province. “Count on me to continue pursuing the project,” Fernandez vowed in her victory speech. “All I want is to keep collaborating ... to keep Argentina growing. I want to keep changing history.” Fernandez is Latin America’s ﬁrst woman to be re-elected as president, but the victory was personally bittersweet — the ﬁrst without her husband and predecessor, Nestor Kirchner, who died of a heart attack last Oct. 27. “This is a strange night for me,” she said, describing her mix of emotions. “This man who transformed Argentina led us all and gave everything he had and more ... Without him, without his valor and courage, it would have been impossible to get to this point.” Thousands of jubilant, ﬂag-waving people crowded into the capital’s historic Plaza de Mayo to watch on a huge TV screen as she spoke from
a downtown hotel, where her supporters interrupted so frequently with their chants that she lectured them as a mother would her children: “The worst that people can be is small. In history, you always must be bigger still — more generous, more thoughtful, more thankful.” Then, she showed her teeth, vowing to protect Argentina from outside threats or special interests. “This woman isn’t moved by any interest. The only thing that moves her is profound love for the country. Of that I’m responsible,” Fernandez said. Later, she appeared in the plaza as well, giving a rousing, second victory speech, her ampliﬁed voice echoing through the capital as she called on Argentina’s youth to dedicate themselves to social projects nationwide. Fernandez was on track to win a larger share of votes than any president since Argentina’s democracy was restored in 1983, when Raul Alfonsin was elected with 52 percent. Her margin over Gov. Hermes Binner and ﬁve other candidates was wider even than the 1973 victory margin of her strongman hero, Juan Domingo Peron.
North Korean embassy is pictured on October 23, in Geneva, on the eve of a second round of rare direct talks between N.Korea and the United States on how to revive sixnation nuclear disarmament talks. IBP/ap
N.Korea, US negotiators in Geneva for nuclear talks Associated Press Writer
Geneva - North Korean and US negotiators are meeting in Geneva on Monday for direct talks aimed at reviving long-stalled nuclear disarmament negotiations. While analysts expect no breakthrough during the two-day meeting, they see engagement between the two parties as a positive development and a way to stop Pyongyang from making rash moves. “The view is that while they are talking, they are not provoking -- it’s jaw-jaw rather than war-war,” Mark Fitzpatrick, who heads the nonproliferation programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, told AFP.
“I don’t think that people will say this is a disaster because there is nothing concrete in terms of results,” he added. North Korea’s delegation led by ﬁrst vice foreign minister Kim Kye Gwan arrived on Saturday, while the US team represented by outgoing special respresentative Stephen Bosworth, as well as his replacement Glyn Davies, checked in on Sunday. Ahead of the meeting, a senior State Department ofﬁcial said “our concern is that if we don’t engage, that could result in miscalculations by the North Koreans, as we have seen in the past.” “Sometimes when engagement has been broken off, it causes them to lash out in dangerous and unsettling ways,” said the ofﬁcial.
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Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez ﬂashes a victory sign while celebrating with supporters after general elections in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.
Sarkozy ‘sick’ of Cameron’s EU interference: reports Agence France Presse
French President Nicolas Sarkozy launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister David Cameron at Sunday’s EU summit, saying he was “sick of him telling us what to do,” Britain’s press reported. During talks in Brussels to resolve the eurozone debt crisis, the French leader accused Cameron of “interfering in our meetings”, newspapers The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph reported, citing diplomatic sources. “We’re sick of you criticising us and telling us what to do,” Sarkozy reportedly told Cameron. “You say you hate the euro, you didn’t want to join and now you want to interfere in our meetings,” he added. Another newspaper, The Times, also reported that a row had erupted, but did not give exact details. Tempers frayed over Sarkozy’s insistence that only the 17 members of the eurozone attend a bank rescue summit meeting hastily arranged for Wednesday, according to the Telegraph. Cameron convinced those at the meeting that all 27 EU members should be invited, and newspapers reported on Monday that Cameron had cancelled his planned trips to New Zealand and Japan in order to attend.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
T e Sunset Hotel
Accommodation for Young People in Kuta IBP
KUTA - The Sunset Hotel, Villas, Restaurant and Spa turns steadier to proclaim itself as a tourist accommodation for young people. Other than arranging the ornaments into more elegant, it also prepares some musical events and watching together with the focus on the community. “We have appointed the model Aishah Gray as the hotel brand ambassador having the elegant and youthful character,” said General Manager of The Sunset, Dewa Adnyana. Adnyana confessed to be very proud of choosing Gray as the brand ambassador of The Sunset Hotel. Gray was remarkably suitable as a ﬁgure representing the beautiful, young and dynamic The Sunset. Gray was also very representative to the market share of The Sunset aged 20-35 years. “Many artists have stayed in this hotel. Virtually
all Production Houses and the ministries have ever stayed here,” said Adnyana after a photo session in the hotel located on Jalan Dewi Sri, Kuta. The Sunset is a four star hotel which commenced the operations in June 2011. The hotel has a minimalist style but features a modern impression. It offers 77 super deluxe rooms, two restaurants, a swimming pool, lounge and a spacious parking lot. The location is very strategic, only 10 minutes from Kuta Beach. “The Sunset also provides a meeting hall for 500 participants. On that account, it is now also pursuing the MICE market,” he added. The Sunset never limited the market. No matter from which country the guests came, they would be comfortable to enjoy the complete hotel facilities. However, this hotel was visited by more domestic tourists where the occupancy reached 80 percent. “Later, this hotel will be equipped with a villa that is now under construction,” he added.
Temple Ceremony Calendar Event for October 11 through October 29, 2011 11 Ock Purnama Kapat Bhatara Tiga Sakti (Padmasana) Penataran Agung Besakih Meru Cakra Lombok Lempuyang Madya Karangasem Penerejon Temple Kintamani Pulaki Temple Buleleng Tirta Emupul Tampak Siring Puseh, Village T, Penataran, Luhuring Akasa, Bhatara Hyang Basukih Cemenggoan Sukawati Tirta Temple Negari Singapadu Puseh-Pr. Desa. Penataran Tangsub Sukawati Penataran Agung Tegalalangm Desa Denjalan Batubulan Puseh Temple Singakerta Ubud Nataran Sanding Tampaksiring Bakung Temple Ceningan Nusa Penida Pasek Getas Kawan Kedewatan Ubud Agung Dukuh Sakti Pangku/Subamia Braban Pasek Gelgel Carik Selemadeg Tabanan Pasek Gelgel Klating Dukuh Kerambitan Pasek Bendesa Mas Gadungan Selemadeng Agung Pasek Temple Tohjiwa Wanasari Selemadeg Pr. Penataran Pasek Kayu Putih Bandem Karangsem Puseh Werdi Agung emoga Bolang Mangondow Sulut Dukuh Segening Wangsiang Karangasem Dalem Kahyangan Arya Gajahpare Sukaluwih Tejakula Buleleng Pasraman Suci Temple Renon Denpasar Penaratan Agung Kertabumi T. M. I. I. Jakarta Timur Puru Luwur Waisnawa, Asah Badung-Sepang Buleleng Ulun Danu Batur Songan Kintamani Agung Surya Bhuwana Skyline JayaPapua Dalem Bengkel Temple Ubung Denpasar Merajan Suci Geriya Penataran Gemeh Denpasar Pejenggali Temple Tegalalang Pasek Bendesa Gadungan Selemadeg Tabanan Panti Pasek Gelgel Meliling Kerambitan Pajenengan Dukuh Ogan Sangkan Gunung Rendang Karangasem Dadia Dukuh Segening Lampung Tengah
Dukuh Sakti Blatung Kuruh Kerambitan Gumang (bukit Juru) Bugbug Karangasem Kawitan Arya Samping Banjar Langon Kapal Pejenengan Pulasari Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem Segara Penimbangan Bakti Segara Buleleng Puseh Yeh Ulakan Suana Nusa Penida Pr. Mentik Ring Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani Pasek Tangkas Kori Agung Kuruh Kerambitan Pr. Penataran Ubud Luhur Giri Kusuma Daun Peken Blahkiuh Abiansemal Pemerajan Agung Jambe Guwang Busungbiu Buleleng Dalem Puri Temple Batuan Sukawati Dalem Temple Kediri Silakarang Singapadu Dalem Temple Sukawati Dalem Temple Singakerta Ubud 19 Ock Buda Keliwon Ugu Dalem Tarukan Temple Peninjoan Tembuku - Bangli Pasek Gelgel Boading Kaba-kaba - Tabanan Pemayun Temple Banyuning Tengah - Buleleng Desa Kayangan Tiga Bubunan Seririt - Buleleng Agung Gunung Raung Taro Kaja Taro - Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Dangka Bungbungan 29 Ock Tumpek Wayang Majapahit Temple Jembrana Odalan Betara ratu Gede Celuk Sukawati Odalan Betara Ratu Wedyadari Camenggaon Sukawati Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Betara Ratu Alit dan Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pedarmaan Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pedarmaan Mengwi Besakih Pedarmaan Kaba-kaba Besakih Pedarmaan dalem Bakas Besakih Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Pegatepan Gelgel Klungkung Merajan Pasek Bendesa Kori Agung Pengatepan Pedarmaan Dinasti dalem sri Aji Kresna Kepakisan Temple Besakih (Dalem Klungkung) Penataran Giri Purwa & Pesraman Kendal Rejo Tegal Delimo Banyuangi Pemrajan Agung Temple Sulang Kec Dawan Klungkung
Balinese Temple Ceremony EVERY Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long ﬂags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Pope names 3 new saints, man disrupts Mass Associated Press Writer
VATICAN CITY â€” Pope Benedict XVI named three new saints for the Catholic Church during Sunday Mass in St. Peterâ€™s Square that was disrupted by a man who climbed out onto the upper colonnade and burned a bible. Vatican gendarmes, a bishop and the popeâ€™s own bodyguard talked the man back from the edge of the colonnade after he shouted, â€œPope, where is Christ?â€? in English and threw the burned bible to the crowd below. Benedict and the thousands in the square appeared unfazed by the incident and carried on with the Mass. The disruption came toward the end of the two-hour service Sunday to canonize three 19thcentury founders of religious orders: Italian bishop and missionary Monsignor Guido Maria Conforti, Spanish nun Sister Bonifacia Rodriguez de Castro and an Italian priest who worked with the poor, the Rev. Luigi Guanella. On hand in the crowd was William Glisson Jr., from the Philadelphia area in the U.S., whose cure from a 2002 head injury was declared the miracle needed to canonize Guanella. Glisson, then 21, had gone into a coma after falling while in-line skating without a helmet; he had two brain surgeries but his doctors didnâ€™t give him much hope, according to Guanellaâ€™s biography. A friend of the family who worked at a Guanella center
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An unidentiďŹ ed man holds a copy of the Holy Bible as he stands on the edge of the colonnade that surrounds St. Peterâ€™s square at the Vatican, during a beatiďŹ cation Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. for the handicapped gave Glisson and his mother two of Guanellaâ€™s relics, and the family prayed fervently to the Italian priest.
After nine days, Glisson came out of the coma and today works in the family construction supply business.
7.2 quake in Turkey... From page 1 Survivor YalcinAkay was dug from a collapsed 6-story building with a leg injury after he called a police emergency line on his phone and described his location, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported. Three other people, including two children, were also rescued from the same building LQWKHFLW\RI(UFLVVRPHKRXUVDIWHUWKHTXDNHVWUXFNRIÂżFLDOVVDLG 2IÂżFLDOVVDLGKXQGUHGVRIPXGEULFNKRPHVLQYLOODJHVDQGFRQFUHWH buildings in two cities tumbled down in the earthquake that struck near the border with Iran, on Sunday. Worst-hit was the city of Ercis, an eastern city of 75,000 close to the Iranian border and one of Turkeyâ€™s most earthquakeprone zones, where about 80 multistory buildings collapsed. The bustling, larger city of Van, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) south of Ecris, also sustained substantial damage, but Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said search efforts there were winding down. Sahin said he expected the death toll in Ercis to rise, but not as substantially as initially feared. â€œAs the rescue work progresses, there is a possibility of the Ercis GHDWKWROOLQFUHDVLQJEXWWKHÂżJXUHVDUHQRWOLNHO\WREHVFDU\QXPEHUVÂ´ he said. Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said 239 people were killed in the quake and more than a thousand others were injured. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who inspected the area late Sunday, said â€œclose to allâ€? mud-brick homes in surrounding villages had collapsed in the temblor that also rattle parts of Iran and Armenia. In Ercis, a team specializing in mine disaster rescue, worked through the rubble of a building that housed students. Âł)RXURUÂżYHDSDUWPHQWV KDYHEHHQOHYHOHGÂ´WHDPPHPEHU0XVWDID Bilgin said. â€œUniversity students are said to be living here. We donâ€™t know how many of them are still inside, weâ€™ve reached their computers, clothing but we did not see anyone inside. They might be trapped in another apartment as they tried to escape.â€? Dozens of people huddled around the building and silently watched the rescue work. Women carried buckets to collect food from a soup kitchen as frequent aftershocks jolted the town. â€œWe stayed outdoors all night, I could not sleep at all, my children, HVSHFLDOO\WKHOLWWOHRQHZDVWHUULÂżHGÂ´VDLG6HUSLO%LOLFLRIKHUVL[\HDUROG daughter, Rabia. â€œI grabbed her and rushed out when the quake hit, we were all screaming.â€? %LOLFLDPRWKHURIÂżYHFKLOGUHQDJHGEHWZHHQVL[DQGVDLGKHUKRXVH had only cracks but her family was too afraid to go back inside. She lost one relative in the quake. A woman, who lost her parents, sat on the ground meters away from another crumpled building, sobbing as relatives tried to comfort her. The terrifying moments of the powerful temblor still haunted many. â€œI was in the street and saw the buildings sway,â€? Hasan Ceylan, 48, said as he squatted in front of the wreckage of his three businesses, including a grocery and a veterinary clinic. Abubekir Acar, 42, said he was sipping tea with his friends across a coffee house, which was leveled. â€œWe did not understand what was going on, the buildings around us, the coffee house all went down so quickly,â€? said Acar as he sat on the rubble of a building. â€œFor a while, we could not see anything â€” everywhere was covered in dust. Then, we heard screams and pulled out anyone we could reach.â€?
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3DNLVWDQÂśVIRUPHUÂżUVWODG\DQGPRWKHURIDVVDVsinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto died on Sunday after a protracted illness, the Pakistan government said. â€œWith profound grief and sorrow it is announced that former first lady Begum Nusrat Bhutto breathed her last in Dubai today,â€? the government in Islamabad said in a statement. Nusrat Bhutto, 82, was the mother-in-law of Pakistanâ€™s president Asif Ali Zardari and widow of former prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the founder of the ruling Pakistan Peopleâ€™s Party (PPP). Her body will be buried in Garhi Khuda Bux,
the ancestral graveyard of the Bhutto family in southern Sindh province, the statement said. Nusrat Bhutto, twice elected a member of WKH 3DNLVWDQ SDUOLDPHQW KDG D GLIÂżFXOW SROLWLFDO career. +HUKXVEDQGDQG3DNLVWDQÂśVÂżUVWGHPRFUDWLFDOO\ HOHFWHGOHDGHU=XOÂżNDU$OL%KXWWRZDVKDQJHGE\ the dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq in 1979. She led the PPP until her daughter Benazir Bhutto took over in 1984. Benazir Bhutto was killed in 2007 after addressing an election campaign rally in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad. Her widower Asif Ali Zardari led the PPP to election victory in February 2008 and is now president.
From page 1 â€œThe idea of ASEAN Fair is in line with the ASEAN Charter to unite its member countries into in one vision, one identity, and one community of sharing and caring,â€? the president said in his opening address. According to the head of state, the culture in various forms and creativity is an international language that binds the various state and nation. Meanwhile, Tourism and Creative Economic Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said the ASEAN Fair this year was themed, â€œHello ASEANâ€?, DQGZDVWKHÂżUVWRILWVNLQG â€œAsASEAN chairman, Indonesia initiatesASEAN Fair to jointly promote ASEAN culture and its creative economy,â€? Mari Pangestu said. According to her, Indonesia wanted to give special reverence to the identity of ASEAN and the bond of brotherhood among the people of ASEAN. â€œTheASEAN Fair will depict the rich heritage of cultural diversity and history equation,â€? she said. President Yudhoyono on the occasion was accompanied by among others First Lady Ani Yudhoyono, Coordinating Minister for Economy Hatta Rajasa, Minister/State Secretary Sudi Silalahi, presidential spokesman Julian A Pasha, presidential special staff for foreign affairs Teuku Faizasyah, and Bali Governor I Made Mangku Pastika.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Minister orders stern measures against Papua troublemakers Antara
JAKARTA - Chief security minister Djoko Suyanto on Monday instructed law enforcing agencies in Papua to take stern actions against the perpetrators of violence and attacks on the government that had happened in the province.
AP Photo/Indonesian Presidential Ofﬁce, Abror Rizky
In this photo released by Indonesian Presidential Ofﬁce, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, right, talks to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta during their meeting at Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.
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JAKARTA - A US economist has advised Indonesia not to be taken off-guard by the current world crisis although its economy this year had remained positive. “Economic uncertainties continue to haunt almost all regions including Asian countries such as China, India and Indonesia. Therefore. all countries including the developing ones, must continue to strive to get out of these uncertainties,” economic Nouriel Roubini, a professor at the Stern School of Business of New York University, said in his lecture at the National Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Building here on Monday. The economic lecture titled “Global Economic Challenges and Its Impact on Indonesia” was attended by Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan and a number of national economists as panelists such as Rizal Ramli, Emil Salim, Purbaya Yudhi Sadewa, Aviliani, Mirza Adityaswara and Fauzi Ichsan. Roubini said until now the impact of the current global crisis had not yet affected Indonesia directly due to its strong domestic market. Indonesia`s debt-to-GDP ratio in 2011 was still healthy at 25.2 percent but lower than in 2010 and 2009 when it was 27.4 percent and 28.6 percent
respectively. Indonesia`s economic growth was also still positive and even tending to rise. The IMF had predicted Indonesia`s economy may grow 6.2 percent in 2011, up from 6.1 percent in 2010 and 4.6 percent in 2009. He said the impact of the economic uncertainties as a result of the crises in Europe and the US had started to be felt in the share market, state-owned corporate and private sectors but it was not yet serious. However, he suggested that anticipatarory measures be taken in case no immediate solutions to the crisis were found so as to minimize the effects on investment, company capitals and economic growth. “On the other hand positive decisions for European and US markets would have the potential of mobilizing developing countries` economies, manufacturing sector, trade, information technology services and boost direct foreign investment,” he said. Roubini acknowledged that Indonesia`s economy was good enough to weather a crisis, supported by domestic consumption and widening export markets. “Indonesia and India are two countries that have managed to do relatively well because 60 to 70 percent of their economies are supported by public consumption. This may be used to measure a country`s economic
resilience,” he said. In response to Roubino`s views, Minister Gita Wirjawan said that although Indonesia`s domestic consumption was high, a policy was needed to maintain the rate of export growth. “Under current conditions we must strengthen the domestic market and safeguard export markets so that they will not be eroded,” he said. He confirmed that the current crisis has not yet affected the country`s export markets.
“The perpetrators of the attacks on the government, the violence against the people or state apparatus in Papua must be dealt with sternly according to the law,” he said to ANTARA here. The chief of the Mulia police sector, Adjunct Commissioner Dominggus Octavianus Awes was killed by an unknown person at Mulia airport in Puncak Jaya on Monday. The incident occurred when the police commander had come to the airport to take delivery of a consignment of goods. Suddenly, someone believed to be a member of a local armed gang (GPK) approached him, snatched his pistol and used it to shoot him. After the Dominggus had fallen to the ground , the gunman shot him again in his head. The police officer died with shot wounds in the head, eyebrow and in the upper part of his chest. Djoko asked all security apparatus to find the perpetrator and take legal action against him. “Everyone involved in the shooting must be dealt with according to the existing law in the country,” he said. He said the Unitary State of Indonesia is already final including the extension of a special autonomy status for Papua to accelerate development in the province. “To deal with shortcomings in its implementation the government has already established a Papua and West Papua Development Acceleration Unit which routinely evaluates the implementation of the special autonomy,” he said. He said “the funds for the implementation of the special autonomy are not small reaching trillions of rupiahs (billions of dollars) and therefore accountability and evaluation are needed.” The authorities dispersed the Third Papua People`s Congress last week leading to violent clashes that caused the death of a number of people.
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JAKARTA - House of Representatives (DPR)`s Commission XI on financial affairs will soon summon Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo over the purchase by the government of seven percent of PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (NNT) divestment shares, a legislator said. “The finance minister will be summoned as soon as possible to cancel the purchase of NNT`s divestment shares,” Commission XI Deputy Chairman Harry Azhar Azis said here on Sunday. The State Audit Board (BPK) has issued an opinion that the transaction on the acquisition of seven percent of the divestment shares had used funds from the state budget. “The BPK said in its opinion on the results
of its auditing that there was a violation in the purchase of the shares. So, we will soon summon the minister,” he said. He said that there were two points in the opinion of the state audit board that had to become the government attention. “BPK said an investment by the government using the state money needs a special government regulation. The same is true to state participation funds given to state firms which also needs a special government regulation,” he said. The second thing, he said, is that the government needs approval from the House if it wants to make the investment. “The House must approve it in the first place because the funds to purchase the stake came from the state budget. So far, the finance minister has never asked the House`s approval,” he said.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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Minister of Defence Purnomo Yusgiantoro (middle) talk with ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan (right) and Philippine Minister of DefenceVoltaire T. Gazmin (left) during the Asean Defence Minister Meeting (ADMM) in Nusa Dua, Bali Island on Monday, October 24, 2011. These three days meeting is to strengthen ties between Asean countries and stability in the region.
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Tanah Wuuk Is the beautiful river valley of Tukad Penet, just 2 kilometers north of the Sangeh holy monkey forest of Badung Regency. Its location is off the main road, hidden behind rice ďŹ eld, and is a very quiet and private place to enjoy the
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
BUSINESS Japan exports rise for 2nd month in recovery sign Associated Press
TO O Japan s exports rose for a second straight month in September, showing a recovery is underway from the tsunami disaster even as manufacturers face a strong yen and weak global economy. The Finance Ministry said Monday that exports rose 2 4 percent from a year earlier in September Exports had declined IRUÂżYHPRQWKVLQWKHZDNHRIWKH March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated industry in northeast Japan The ministry said the value of September exports totaled 5 9 trillion yen 7 2 billion , while imports came to 5 6 trillion 74 billion , up 12 percent That gave Japan a trade surplus of 300 billion yen 4 billion The improvement in trade data comes amid growing worries about the health of the global economy as Europe struggles to resolve its chronic debt crisis and U S unem-
ployment remains high Japanese manufacturers such as Toyota Motor Corp are also being threatened by the strong yen, which can make their products more expensive in overseas markets The dollar has been hovering between 76 yen and 77 yen recently near record lows Exports to China, Japanâ€™s biggest overseas market, rose by 2 7 percent to 1 11 trillion yen 14 5 billion Exports to the United States ZHUH QHDUO\ Ă€DW DW ELOOLRQ yen 12 1 billion , an increase of 0 4 percent, while imports from the U S grew 1 percent to 4 5 4 billion yen 6 4 billion
Nissan aims to be world No. 1 in green vehicles Associated Press
Nissan Motor Co is aiming to be the worldâ€™s No 1 in green cars, targeting cumulative sales of 1 5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2017 with alliance partner Renault SA of France The Japanese maker of the Leaf electric car announced Monday its six-year strategy, planning a plug-in hybrid by the fiscal year ending March 2017 and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent per vehicle compared with 2005 levels Nissan, based in Yokohama, also aims to improve fuel efficiency of its vehicles by 35 percent compared with 2005 Nissan President and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said being ecological can deliver a competitive edge by allowing the automaker to stand out as good corporate citizen â€œMore consumers are demanding products in line with their values, including cars and trucks with a lower carbon footprint,â€? he told reporters at company headquarters â€œAt the same time, we are using technology to make our factories greener and more efficient â€? Ghosn said Nissan was work-
ing on a fuel cell, another kind of zero-emissions vehicle, as well as other types of environmental technology such as clean diesels He said growth was coming from emerging markets, and Brazil, India and Russia are expected to overtake Japan in auto demand The Japanese auto market, which has been stagnant for years, now trails China, the worldâ€™s largest Japanese automakers suffered a major setback from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that disrupted suppliers and stalled production for months Nissan has sprung back relatively well, partly on the back of the boost from emerging markets Electric cars remain a niche market so far Nissan has sold about 16,600 Leaf cars around the world since they went on sale in December 2010 But competition in electric vehicles is likely to intensify as others, such as Japanese rival Toyota Motor Corp , enter the sector Toyota already offers plug-in hybrid cars, which run partly as EVs but switch to become regular hybrids with gas engines when they run out of the electric charge
Money woes trouble old allies Merkel, Sarkozy Associated Press
BRUSSELS They were so close at one point that people started calling them â€œMerkozyâ€? but you can always count on money to break up a beautiful relationship German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy still talk on the phone every day and meet plenty for dinner But nowadays, as yet another summit of European leaders approaches Wednesday, they PRVWO\MXVWGLVFXVVWKHÂżQDQFHVWKDW divide them some hundreds of billions of euros Since its inception over half a century ago, the European Union has counted on the strong bond between former enemies Germany and France to take the lead and create an ever stronger bond With the financial crisis, that center is under ever more pressure And it shows The â€œMerkozyâ€? relationship had been headed downhill for a while As the euro crisis has dragged on from one summit to the next, through ups and downs of market volatility, the neighboring leaders have loosened their embrace Merkel and Sarkozy stood side by side at Sundayâ€™s EU summit to face the international media, presenting a united front as they VWUXJJOHGWRÂżQGDFRPPRQVROXWLRQWRWKHÂżQDQFLDOWXUPRLOWKDWKDV become the European Unionâ€™s most divisive issue â€œFaced with this XQSUHFHGHQWHGÂżQDQFLDOFULVLVWKDW the euro faces, it is of capital importance that France and Germany speak in one voice,â€? Sarkozy said Their common message, though, was that they failed to make any tangible progress and pushed all decisions off until another hastily called summit on Wednesday Thatâ€™s pretty risky, because since the summer, markets have been pouncing on every delay in decision-making or show of hesitancy in the euro crisis And so the pressure has increased for Sarkozy and Merkel to come through with strong proposals that the rest of the EU will almost inevitably have to follow â€œThe determination of the Chancellor and myself is absolutely total,â€? Sarkozy said
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Photo provided by German government shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, talking on the phone to Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, after presenting a box with a Teddy bear to Sarkozy during the summit of the European leader in Brussels, Belgium, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. But there is no denying their two nations have different agendas in the crisis Merkel takes the frugal, hard-nosed line, trying to protect taxpayers as much as possible from having to bail RXWSURĂ€LJDWHQDWLRQVOLNH*UHHFH6KH also cherishes the independence of the European Central Bank and wants to keep it out of the EU rescue fund As the biggest EU funder, Germany has the most clout France has the EUâ€™s second-biggest economy, but Sarkozy has to worry about French banks that are heavily involved in several EU nations teetering on the edge of bankruptcy He is desperately trying to SURWHFWWKRVHÂżQDQFLDOLQVWLWXWLRQVIURP losing too much money in the crisis since that could affect his chances of re-election in May But Franceâ€™s woes could easily become a German problem, too If France is forced to help out its banks, its ownAAA-rating could come under threat, driving up Parisâ€™ borrowing costs and potentially destabilizing the entire eurozone rescue architecture So in the end, no matter how much they disagree, their fates are intertwined Those hopeful for a thaw in FrenchGerman ties this week will note that the two leadersâ€™four-year relationship has endured its share of ups and down As soon as Sarkozy was elected in 2007, he immediately crossed the Rhine to begin a beautiful friendship Soon though, he and Merkel fought over budgetary measures money again But Europe often reunited them, like last October, as they agreed on measures to stave off debt and in-
solvency on the Normandy beach resort of Deauville and capped it off with a boardwalk stroll Early this year, their synergy dominated a European summit to announce a common initiative to back the euro currency and improve competitiveness for all eurozone members Still, things did not work out as planned, and the crisis has since gone from bad to worse The problems have become so severe that Sarkozy traveled to Frankfurt to meet Merkel last week and missed the birth of his own daughter with ÂżUVWODG\&DUOD%UXQL2Q6XQGD\ Merkel gave a Steiff teddy bear to Sarkozy for newborn Giulia And all shades of their common history were visible Sunday When Sarkozy insisted that Europe had to resolve Greeceâ€™s woes through a voluntary deal with the banks, Merkel just said the solution had to be â€œsensible,â€? her omission of the word â€œvoluntaryâ€? a silent signal of discord Then they rekindled some old magic when Sarkozy deflected a question about Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with a mischievous smile to Merkel The Chancellor promptly criticized Italy for its budgetary performance Merkel also sympathized with Sarkozy upon learning about Franceâ€™s loss Sunday in the World &XSÂżQDORIUXJE\QRWDVSRUWVKH is known to follow â€œWe all suffered a little bit with you,â€? she told him
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
‘Paranormal 3’ scares up record $54 million debut Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES — “Paranormal Activity 3” didn’t just go bump in the night. It made a ton of noise at the box ofﬁce with a record-setting, $54 million opening. The third ﬁlm in Paramount Pictures’ lowbudget fright franchise, which was No. 1 at the box ofﬁce, had the biggest debut ever for a horror movie, according to Sunday studio estimates. It broke the previous record part two set a year ago with $40.7 million. It’s also the biggest opening ever for an October release, topping the $50.35 million Paramount’s “Jackass 3D” made last year. “Paranormal Activity 3” is actually a prequel, with the discovery of disturbing home-movie footage from 1988. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who made the creepy documentary “Catﬁsh,” took over directing duties this time. Don Harris, Paramount’s president of distribution, said the studio hoped part three would simply perform better than part two. The ﬁrst “Paranormal Activity,” with its reported $15,000 budget, became a phenomenon in 2009 through midnight screenings and word of mouth. Harris believes this installment did so well because it’s actually the best movie of
the three. He noted that it appealed to an older crowd, with 47 percent over the age of 25 compared to 40 percent for “Paranormal Activity 2.” Strong reviews also helped, he said, including a rave from Time magazine. And fundamentally, horror movies simply play better in a packed theater. “Ultimately, it gets back to why there’s still a theatrical business, why people still go to the movies,” Harris said. “We want to laugh in a group, we want to be scared in a group, people like to cry in a group in the dark where nobody can see them crying. It’s all the reason movie theaters exist and this genre has always been front and center.” Paul Dergarabedian, box-ofﬁce analyst for Hollywood.com, said he was expecting “Paranormal Activity 3” to come in around $35 million for the weekend, simply because most newcomers have been underperforming this fall. “This brand is as solid as the ‘Twilight’ brand or the ‘Jackass’ brand. There are cerAP Photo/Paramount Pictures tain brands that just transcend any kind of In this image released by Paramount Pictures, a scene is shown from the ﬁlm “Paranormal box-ofﬁce rhyme or reason. Activity 3.”
Janet Jackson reschedules shows to be with family Associated Press Writer
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U.S. musician John Mayer performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Lisbon May 21, 2010.
John Mayer recovering from throat surgery Reuters
LOS ANGELES - John Mayer has undergone surgery for the throat inﬂammation that put his performances and recordings on hold earlier this year, the singer has reported on his blog. An inﬂamed growth known as a granuloma was removed from just above Mayer’s vocal cord, the Grammy-winning performer said Thursday on Tumblr. “It’s been a very long process in waiting to see if time was an alternative to surgery, but ... there was no change for the better,” Mayer wrote. Mayer announced the granuloma diagnosis in September. He canceled a number of scheduled concerts, including an appearance with Tony Bennett in Los Angeles, and pushed back the release of his new album to 2012.
NEW YORK — Janet Jackson is rescheduling part of her Australian tour so she can support her family during the trial of the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in her brother Michael’s death. Dr. Conrad Murray is on trial in Los Angeles. He is accused of being negligent in his care of the superstar, who died in 2009 of an overdose of the anesthetic propofol at age 50. The prosecution is wrapping up its case this week, and the defense is about to present its case. The Jacksons have been a regular presence at the trial; Janet Jackson was there at the beginning. “When I planned these shows, the schedule in California was completely different,” she said in a Sunday statement to The Associated Press. “After talking with my family last night, I decided we must be together right now. .... This saddens me in so many ways.” The shows for her “Number Ones” tour were scheduled in Melbourne on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; to make them up, she’ll perform one night, on Nov. 3, in Rod Laver Arena. She thanked her fans for their support and understanding.Jackson also has the support of her promoter. “It is important that Janet is with her family at this critical point in the hearing. While Janet and our company apologize for any inconvenience for the reschedule of the Melbourne shows, we thank Janet for the great and successful concerts in Perth and Adelaide and eagerly await her return. ... Our thoughts and prayers are with Janet and the entire Jackson family,” promoter Paul Dainty said.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
GPS shoes for Alzheimer’s patients to hit US Agence France Presse
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Researcher Dillon Beresford poses for a photo at his ofﬁce, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Austin, Texas.
6FLHQFHۋFWLRQ style sabotage a fear in new hacks Associated Press Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. — When a computer attack hobbled Iran’s unﬁnished nuclear power plant last year, it was assumed to be a military-grade strike, the handiwork of elite hacking professionals with nation-state backing. Yet for all its science ﬁction sophistication, key elements have now been replicated in laboratory settings by security experts with little time, money or specialized skill. It is an alarming development that shows how technical advances are eroding the barrier that has long prevented computer assaults from leaping from the digital to the physical world. The techniques demonstrated in recent months highlight the danger to operators of power plants, water
systems and other critical infrastructure around the world. “Things that sounded extremely unlikely a few years ago are now coming along,” said Scott Borg, director of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, a nonproﬁt group that helps the U.S. government prepare for future attacks. While the experiments have been performed in laboratory settings, and the ﬁndings presented at security conferences or in technical papers, the danger of another real-world attack
such as the one on Iran is profound. The team behind the so-called Stuxnet worm that was used to attack the Iranian nuclear facility may still be active. New malicious software with some of Stuxnet’s original code and behavior has surfaced, suggesting ongoing reconnaissance against industrial control systems. And attacks on critical infrastructure are increasing. The Idaho National Laboratory, home to secretive defense labs intended to protect the nation’s power grids, water systems and other critical infrastructure, has responded to triple the number of computer attacks from clients this year over last, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has revealed.
The first shoes with built-in GPS devices -- to help track down dementia-suffering seniors who wander off and get lost -- are set to hit the US market this month, the manufacturer says. GTX Corp said the ﬁrst batch of 3,000 pairs of shoes has been shipped to the footwear ﬁrm Aetrex Worldwide, two years after plans were announced to develop the product. The shoes will sell at around $300 a pair and buyers will be able to set up a monitoring service to locate “wandering” seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. Andrew Carle, a professor at George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services who was an adviser on the project, said the shoes are likely to save lives and avoid embarrassing and costly incidents with the elderly. “It’s especially important for people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s who are at the highest risk,” Carle told AFP. “They might be living in their home but they’re confused. They go for a walk and
they can get lost for days.” Carle said studies indicate more than ﬁve million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, a number expected to quadruple in the coming years. He said 60 percent of sufferers will wander and become lost and up to half of those lost who are not found within 24 hours may die, from dehydration, exposure or injury. Other devices such as bracelets or pendants can provide similar protection but seniors often reject these. “The primary reason is that paranoia is a manifestation of the disease,” Carle said. “If you put something on someone with Alzeheimer’s that they don’t recognize, they remove it. If it’s a wristwatch and it’s not their wristwatch, they will take it off. So you have to hide it.” The GPS system, which is implanted in the heel of what appears to be a normal walking shoe, allows family members or carers to monitor the wearer and to set up a “geofence” that would trigger an alert if the person strays beyond a certain area.
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A woman, suffering from Alzheimer’s desease, walks in a corridor in a retirement house. The ﬁrst shoes with built-in GPS devices -- to help track down dementia-suffering seniors who wander off and get lost -- are set to hit the US market this month, the manufacturer says.
First python fossil unearthed in Germany Agence France Presse
The fossil of a python dating from about 15 million years ago has been discovered in southern Germany, ﬁrst time proof that the reptile lived so far north, German palaeontologists said Monday. They deduced from a group of
seven vertebrae that the python had measured three and a half metres (11.5 feet). The fossil of the python, normally found in tropical regions of Africa and Asia, was found about 80 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Munich by a team of German and Czech researchers.
“With the sudden fall in temperatures 14 million years ago, the destiny of this python... was sealed,” Madeleine Boehme, of the palaeontologist working group at Tuebingen University said. They worked with colleagues from Masaryk University in the Czech city of Brno.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Levante on top in Spain after stunning Villarreal Reuters
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Manchester Cityâ€™s Italian striker Mario Balotelli (L) celebrates scoring his second goal as Manchester Unitedâ€™s Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea (R) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on October 23, 2011.
City hit United for six, Chelsea lose
MADRID - Surprise packages Levante continued their remarkable early-season run when they stunned Villarreal 3-0 to move a point clear of 5HDO0DGULGDWWKHWRSRI/D/LJDRQ6XQGD\ The tiny Valencia-based club, who have an annual budget of only 20 PLOOLRQHXURVPLOOLRQ FRPSDUHGZLWK5HDOÂśVRIDOPRVWPLOOLRQ have 20 points from eight matches, including three from a shock 1-0 home ZLQRYHUWKHELJVSHQGLQJ0DGULGVLGHODVWPRQWK 0LGÂżHOGHU-XDQOXRQHRIDVOHZRI/HYDQWHSOD\HUVRYHUQHWWHGWZLFH LQWKHÂżUVWKDOIDWWKH0DGULJDODQG$URXQD.RQHVWUXFNPLQXWHVLQWRWKH second period as Juan Ignacio Martinezâ€™s unfancied side secured a sixth VWUDLJKWZLQ9LOODUUHDOFRPSHWLQJLQWKLVVHDVRQÂśV&KDPSLRQV/HDJXHDIWHU ÂżQLVKLQJIRXUWKODVWWHUPDUHODQJXLVKLQJLQWKRQMXVWVHYHQSRLQWV Jose Mourinhoâ€™s Real were the overnight leaders on 19 after they thrashed Malaga 4-0 on Saturday thanks to a hat-trick from the worldâ€™s PRVWH[SHQVLYHSOD\HU&ULVWLDQR5RQDOGR&KDPSLRQV%DUFHORQDELGGLQJ IRUDIRXUWKFRQVHFXWLYHWLWOHVOLSSHGWRWKLUGRQDIWHUWKH\ZHUHKHOGWR DGUDZDWKRPHWR6HYLOODLQIRXUWKRQ The match at the Nou Camp ended in acrimony after Barca were awarded a stoppage-time penalty and a mass brawl erupted which led to the dismissal RI6HYLOODVWULNHU)UHGHULF.DQRXWH Goalkeeper Javi Varas saved Lionel Messiâ€™s spot kick before the visiWRUVKDGGHIHQGHU)HUQDQGR1DYDUURVHQWRIIIRUDZLOGWDFNOHRQ3HGUR,Q 6XQGD\ÂśVHDUOLHUNLFNRIIV5REHUWR6ROGDGRVORWWHGDQWKPLQXWHHTXDOLVHU for Valencia in a 1-1 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao after Iker Muniain had put the visitors ahead with around 20 minutes left with a splendid run DQGVKRW Former Real Madrid and Getafe striker Soldado, who is pushing for a place in the Spain squad, took his tally to six for the season, IRXUEHKLQGMRLQWWRSVFRUHUV0HVVLDQG5RQDOGR Atletico Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Real Mallorca, their fourth stalemate of the campaign, with both goals coming IURPWKHSHQDOW\VSRW
LONDON - Manchester City humbled Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League and signal their intent to wrest the title from their arch-rivals. United collapsed after the sending-off of defender Jonny Evans early in the second half and City carved open their shell-shocked opponents with Mario Balotelli and substitute Edin Dzeko scoring twice each. KRPHLQWKHOHDJXHVLQFH All that counted for nothing, though, as Balotelli and late substitute Dzeko scored twice each and Sergio Aguero and David Silva completed WKHURXWWKHÂżQDOWKUHHJRDOVFRPLQJ LQWKHODVWIRXUPLQXWHV8QLWHGSOD\HG most of the second half with 10 men after defender Evans was sent off for WU\LQJ WR KDXO GRZQ %DORWHOOL7KH home teamâ€™s only consolation came from Darren Fletcher who scored a ÂżQHJRDOQLQHPLQXWHVIURPWLPHWR PDNHWKHVFRUH But City crashed in three more goals in the dying minutes as United caved in at the back to concede six goals at home in a league match for the ÂżUVWWLPHVLQFHDGHIHDWE\1HZFDVWOH8QLWHGLQ&LW\PDQDJHU Roberto Mancini, in charge of City for the 100th time, kept the result in SHUVSHFWLYH STUNNING SUCCESS â€œWe played very well and for me Cityâ€™s stunning success, their big- the three points are more important gest at United since a 5-0 win in 1955, WKDQWKHVFRUHOLQHÂ´KHWROGUHSRUWHUV ZLOO ORQJ EH UHPHPEHUHG 8QLWHG He said he was delighted for Balotelli, unbeaten this season, had not lost at who escaped a blaze at his house in home since April last year, had won the early hours of Saturday morntheir last 19 league games at Old Traf- LQJDIWHUDÂżUHZRUNZDVOHWRIILQKLV ford and had only lost to City once at EDWKURRP Cityâ€™s title challenge was given a further boost when nine-man Chelsea blew the chance to move into second place by losing 1-0 to Queens Park Rangers in the west London derby after Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba ZHUHVHQWRIILQWKHÂżUVWKDOI Tottenham Hotspur stretched their unbeaten league run to six matches with a 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers, who fell to the bottom of the table, Arsenal continued their climb up the standings with a 3-1 home win over Stoke City and Everton won 3-1 at Fulham who are now one point and RQHSODFHDERYHWKHUHOHJDWLRQ]RQH Manchester City lead the table with 25 points followed by United on 20, Chelsea and Newcastle United on 19 and Spurs, who have a game in hand, RQ
After scoring the opening goal in the 22nd minute, the 21-year-old Italian lifted his shirt to reveal a message UHDGLQJÂł:K\$OZD\V0H"Â´ United manager Alex Ferguson said the defeat was the biggest he had VXIIHUHGLQKLVFDUHHUÂł,WZDVP\ZRUVW HYHUGD\7KDWÂśVWKHZRUVWGHIHDWLQ my history ever, I donâ€™t think I have ever lost a match 6-1 in my life, even as a player, so itâ€™s a challenge for me WRRÂ´ Chelsea failed to capitalise by losing at Queens Park Rangers in WKHÂżUVWOHDJXHPHHWLQJEHWZHHQWKH QHDU QHLJKERXUV IRU \HDUV7KH visitors fell behind when David Luiz was adjudged to have fouled Heidar Helguson after 10 minutes and the Icelandic striker struck from the spot for what proved to be the only goal RIWKHJDPH Chelsea lost Bosingwa after 33 minutes for a foul on Shaun WrightPhillips and were reduced to nine men eight minutes later when Drogba was red carded for a two-footed lunge on $GHO7DDUDEW&KHOVHDQHYHUVWRSSHG EDWWOLQJIRUWKHHTXDOLVHUEXWFRXOGÂżQG no way past an inspired Paddy Kenny LQWKH5DQJHUVJRDO
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Levanteâ€™s midďŹ elder Juan Luis Gomez Lopez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match between Levante and Villarreal on October 23, 2011, at the Madrigal stadium in Villarreal.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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MOSCOW â€” Top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic beat defending champion Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-2 in WKHÂżUVWDOO6HUE$73ÂżQDOWRZLQWKH.UHPOLQ&XSRQ6XQGD\DQG'RPLQLND&LEXONRYDRI6ORYDNLDZRQKHUÂżUVWFDUHHU:7$WLWOHUDOO\LQJWREHDW.DLD.DQHSLRI(VWRQLD IRUWKH women s crown. 7LSVDUHYLFZKRZRQKLVÂżUVWFDreer title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this season, broke Troicki twice in the second set and served for the match at love. Not waiting for Tipsarevic to come to the net to shake hands, Troicki jumped over the net and embraced his friend. Later they broke tradition and held a joint news conference. â€œThis is like at the Davis Cup,â€? Tipsarevic said. Both players said it was not easy to face each other in DÂżQDO â€œIt was pretty strange at the beJLQQLQJÂ´ 7URLFNL VDLG Âł,W ZDV ÂżUVW DOO6HUEÂżQDORQ$73RU:7$WRXUV
We both tried to play our best tennis, but Janko was much better today and he deserved to win. We were friends before and will stay friends after the match.â€? 7LSVDUHYLF DOVR VWUXJJOHG WR ÂżQG his focus against his countryman. â€œIt was tough, especially at the beginning of the match,â€? Tipsarevic said. â€œNone of us was really hitting the ballâ€”we were running and just pushing the ball back to the other guy. I was more mentally strong on imporWDQWPRPHQWVLQWKHÂżUVWVHWZKLFK was really tight, and then I showed my real game in the second set.â€? The eighth-seeded Cibulkova is
the first womenâ€™s player to win a maiden title in Moscow since the tournament started in 1994. The 20thranked Slovak had advanced to the ÂżQDOLQWKUHHSUHYLRXVWRXUQDPHQWVÂ˛ including last week in Linz, Austria, where she lost to Petra Kvitova.
Slovakiaâ€™s Dominika Cibulkova holds her trophy after defeating Estoniaâ€™s Kaia Kanepi in the ďŹ nal match of the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.
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Filipino fighter Nonito Donaire retained his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization bantamweight titles Saturday with a 12-round unanimous decision over Argentinaâ€™s Omar Narvaez. Donaire improved his win to loss ratio to 27-1 and stretched his nine-year ZLQQLQJVWUHDNWRÂżJKWV The three judges ringside at the Theater at Madison Square Garden all scored it 120-108 in favor of Donaire, who dealt Narvaez -- a two-time Ă€\ZHLJKWDQGVXSHUĂ€\ZHLJKWFKDPS WKHÂżUVWGHIHDWRIKLV\HDUSURIHVsional career.
However, the crowd of 4,425 was unhappy with the lack of action and Donaireâ€™s inability to break through the challengerâ€™s defences for the knockout. Donaire won the title with a convincing second-round knockout of Fernando Montiel in Las Vegas in February. 7KH\HDUROGVRXWKSDZÂżJKWLQJ LQ 1HZ<RUN IRU WKH ÂżUVW WLPH ZDV looking comfortable by the fourth round, when he began landing more punches and backed Narvaez into the ropes with a combination. Narvaez, also a southpaw, went into a defensive shell, keeping his clenched hands in front of his face as he seemed
happy to let the bout go the distance. â€œI was bored,â€? Donaire said. â€œWhen I know that the guy wouldnâ€™t open up, I kind of got bored because no matter what I opened my hands, I opened my face and the least you can do is hit me with a jab, hit me with something.â€? When Donaire managed to land some uppercuts late in the 10th round the crowd went wild, but they reverted to jeers as the pace dropped off in the 11th. Donaire wasnâ€™t too happy either. â€œI donâ€™t know whatâ€™s going on in his head,â€? he said of Narvaezâ€™s pasVLYHVWDQFHÂł+HGLGQÂśWZDQWWRÂżJKWÂ´ Donaire even offered an apology to fans for failing to get the knockout. Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) throws a punch during the World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight titles bout against Omar Narvaez of Argentina in New York.
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World number one Yani Tseng blew away the rest of the field to capture her seventh LPGA Tour victory of the season on Sunday at the inaugural Sunrise Taiwan Championship, thrilling her home fans. The 22-year-old Tseng shot a final-round six-under-par 66 to finish at 16under and record a fivestroke victory over Spainâ€™s Azahara Munoz and Amy Yang of South Korea at Sunrise Golf & Country Club in Yangmei. Going into the final round Tseng held a two-stroke lead over Anna Nordqvist of Sweden. The duo exchanged birdies on the second but Tsengâ€™s dominant play, which included six birdies and zero bogeys, propelled her to her 12th career LPGA title, in front of her proud watching grandmother. â€œItâ€™s incredible,â€? said an elated Tseng. â€œI wish this year would never end. I wish I could win more tournaments. â€œI have two tournaments left, and then I will do my
best and Iâ€™m really happy what I did this year, and so keep learning and get some more experience and try to make more history.â€? The Spaniard Munoz posted her second consecutive top-three performance, w h i l e Ya n g â€™s r u n n e r- u p finish was her second of the season. Behind them was Morgan Pressel, who shot the round of the tournament with a seven-under-par 65 to finish just off the pace. But the day was all about Tseng, who said her grandmother had insisted on coming to watch. â€œMy grandmother was on 18 hole. Yesterday my mum told me, â€˜grandma is going to go see you tomorrowâ€™. I was like, â€˜no, no, no, thereâ€™s too many peopleâ€™,â€? she said. â€œ I w a s ve ry h ap p y t o see her because she never takes airplanes to go to the other countries, never in her life. â€œSo she always watches in front of the TV and now she can see real me play on the 18th hole, so I was really, really emotional and very happy.â€?
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Gresini team to miss Valencia? THE San Carlo Honda Gresini team looks set to withdraw from the season-ending Valencia MotoGP, following the tragic death of Marco Simoncelli in Sunday’s Malaysian race. “The only certain thing is that my team will not participate in the next Grand Prix in Valencia, or the tests scheduled after the race,” GPone.com reports team principal Fausto Gresini as saying. The Italian, a former double 125cc world champion, has experienced the pain of losing a rider before - Gresini Honda running Daijiro Kato when the Japanese lost his life at Suzuka in 2003. Simoncelli’s death is the first in the premier-class since Kato. Speaking of Simoncelli, who had raced for Gresini since his MotoGP debut at the start of 2010 and had recently re-signed for 2012, Fausto said:
“I have so many images that come to mind of these two years together. Marco was spontaneous, always did what he thought was right, with a heart of gold and always happy. I do not remember seeing him angry once... “A special boy who came from a special family. He and his father were particularly close, like brothers.” Simoncelli, the 2008 250cc world champion, ﬁnished eighth in his rookie MotoGP and had progressed rapidly in his second, scoring two poles and two podiums. The 24-year-old Italian had claimed his best MotoGP ﬁnish of second just one week earlier in Australia. The Valencia Grand Prix will be held from November 4-6, which would be Hiroshi Aoyama’s last ride for Gresini before switching to the World Superbike Championship.
Fausto Gresini, right, the team manager of Italy’s Marco Simoncelli, reacts in the pit area of the Malaysian MotoGP Grand Prix in Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.
Valentino Rossi: Simoncelli was like a brother Valentino Rossi has paid tribute to close friend and fellow Italian MotoGP star Marco Simoncelli, who lost his life in an accident involving both riders in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. Simoncelli lowsided from his Gresini Honda while holding fourth place on lap 2 of the grand prix. Simoncelli’s bike then regained grip and veered sharply across the track in front of Colin Edwards and Rossi - dragging
Simoncelli with it. Edwards and Rossi could do nothing to avoid hitting the fallen 24-year-old, who suffered ‘very serious trauma’ to the head, neck and chest. Edwards sustained a dislocated shoulder, while the
impact pushed Rossi off track, before he regained control and returned to the pits. Visibly shaken, the seven-time MotoGP champion then joined the rest of the paddock in anxiously waiting for further news. Tragically, Simoncelli’s death was announced at 16:56 local time. The race had already been cancelled so that medical staff could concentrate all their efforts on try-
ing to save the former 250cc world champion’s life. In the early hours of Monday morning, Malaysian time, Rossi made his ﬁrst public comment via his ofﬁcial Twitter account (@ValeYellow46) saying simply: “Sic for me was like a youngest brother. So strong on track and so sweet in the normal life. I will miss him a lot.” FILE - In this, April 9, 2010 ﬁle photo, Italy’s MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Fiat Yamaha Team, left, and San Carlo Honda Gresini rider Marco Simoncelli of Italy attend a group photo at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.
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