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Jorge Drexler wants to sing an infinite song Associated Press Writer

MIAMI — The song Jorge Drexler is singing has no specific end or beginning. “You were sleeping and I was watching you,” it might start. Or he might sing, “In came the daylight and the window showed a new season.” Two strangers meet in hotel room 316. And what happens there, the listener decides. They may kiss and set sail into the unknown or gaze at each other and never touch. The Oscar-winning Uruguayan musician with a salt and pepper beard has created a song with more possibilities than the estimated number of stars in

the universe. It’s all devisable through “n by Jorge Drexler,” a mobile phone application he created with Wake App designers that debuts three new songs. He presented the project at the Billboard Latino Music Conference Tuesday in Miami. In Spain, it’s already become a top iTunes store app. In the first song, “Room 316,” the user chooses what Drexler will sing from rotating circles of phrases. All of the combinations make sense and no two are the same. That’s followed by, “Driftwood,” in which Drexler sings and the user decides on the instruments in the background: A string quartet, a choir or perhaps a

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The bassist for the rock band 3 Doors Down has checked himself into a drug treatment facility after bonding out of jail, the musician’s lawyer said Wednesday. Robert Todd Harrell is accused of driving under the influence and causing a fatal crash last weekend in a Nashville suburb. Police say the 41-year-old bassist admitted to drinking and taking prescription drugs before the wreck on Friday. “He was released on bond and immediately went and checked himself into treatment,” said Nashville criminal defense lawyer Ed Ryan. The attorney declined to say where the musician is being treated. However, he said that the treatment is not court-

ordered and that Harrell went voluntarily. Ryan also said that he couldn’t comment any further because he had just been retained and was beginning to look into the case. Harrell spent several days in jail and was freed on $100,000 bond on Tuesday. Police say the 41-year-old bassist was under the influence when he was speeding down Interstate 40 and clipped the back of a pickup truck. The driver of the truck, 47-year-old Paul Shoulders Jr. was killed as a result of the crash.

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FILE - In this April 9, 2011 file photo, 3 Doors Down’ bassist Todd Harrell performs before a NASCAR auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

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sole guitar. The app detects the user’s location and gives the listener access to different instruments depending on their location. The final song, “Decima to the power of ten,” is a tribute to the centuries-old Spanish-language poetic structure with 10 lines and a calculated syllable and rhythmic count. Drexler spent nine months laboring over ten decimas in which all the lines could be fluidly interchanged. The concept behind the work is infinity, an idea that has long enchanted Drexler and which he has written about, without having composed an infinite song itself. He says the new odes are like a butterfly.

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A publicist for 3 Doors Down announced this week that the band was canceling four of its upcoming appearances out of respect for the victim. Harrell is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide by intoxication, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, violation of the implied consent law and possession of contraband. Police records say that Harrell seemed to be confused about the crash and what happened, and he showed signs of being impaired during a series of field sobriety tests. Harrell admitted to drinking hard cider earlier in the evening and to taking prescribed Lortab and Xanax, records show. A breathalyzer test showed that Harrell had no alcohol in his system, records show. He refused to give a blood sample and told police that he was worried about narcotics showing up in his system, records say. Police were able to get the sample through a court order. Harrell has had previous trouble with the law. He is scheduled to appear in a D’Iberville, Mississippi, court to answer a 2012 DUI charge next month. He was arrested in that city in July following an accident. Records indicate that he was arrested in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in 1999 on a charge of public intoxication. Harrell, police said, was drunk and used profanity when talking to offers after being warned several times to keep him mouth shut. It’s not clear if he was convicted on that charge. Harrell, who currently lives just outside of Nashville, is from Mississippi. The band formed in Mississippi in the ‘90s and is known for such hits as “When I’m Gone” and “Kryptonite,” did not elaborate on the statement.

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Patched road in Denpasar, Public Works allocate IDR 36 billion

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Damage to a number of main road sections in Denpasar will be immediately repaired by the Denpasar Public Works. Even, the Denpasar Municipality through relevant agency has prepared the budget worth IDR 36 billion more for that purpose.

DENPASAR - Damage to a number of main road sections in Denpasar will be immediately repaired by the Denpasar Public Works. Even, the Denpasar Municipality through relevant agency has prepared the budget worth IDR 36 billion more for that purpose. The Head of Denpasar Public Works, Ketut Winartha, accompanied by the Division Head of Highways, I Wayan Dirgayusa, said the budget was allocated to work on nine packages of road improvement project. “Currently, the tender process has been under progress since this week. We expect the process can run smoothly,” said Winartha. He explained the nine packages of road improvement project included the road section on Jalan Gunung Atena, Jalan Tukad Citarum, Jalan Gunung Catur to Jalan Kebo Iwa, Jalan Pidada to Jalan Angsoka, Jalan Gunung Batur to Jalan Gunung Agung, LC at Pemecutan area to Jalan Bung Tomo, Jalan Tukad Badung IX and XVIII, Jalan Suardhipa I, and the improvement of road at the area of Padangsambian, West Denpasar. “The tender process is different and respectively separated. The total budget allocated is around IDR 36 billion,” he explained. Continued on page 6

Indonesia investigators in US to quiz World Bank director Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesian investigators have arrived in Washington to quiz a World Bank managing director as a witness over a bank bailout that led her to quit as finance minister, an official said Thursday. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, once considered Indonesia’s top reformist, was among several officials who authorised the rescue of the mid-sized Bank Century, which was bailed out during the onset of

the financial crisis in 2008. The total funds disbursed to save the relatively minor bank were far higher than the amount initially deemed necessary to prevent its collapse, and bailout money was

allegedly siphoned off by wellconnected depositors. Three investigators from the Corruption Eradication Commission arrived this week in Washington, where Indrawati is now based, to question her about the 6.7 trillion rupiah ($690 million) rescue, commission spokesman Johan Budi said. “The questioning will be carried out this week at the Indonesian embassy there,” he told AFP. Indrawati has already been ques-

tioned twice as a witness by antigraft investigators over the case and has denied any wrongdoing. Budi said Indrawati’s testimony would be used in the trial of former central bank deputy governor Budi Mulya, who was named a suspect in the case in November. Vice President Boediono, who was central bank governor at the time of the bailout, has also been implicated in the probe but denies any wrongdoing. The case rocked President Susilo

Bambang Yudhoyono’s government just after he won a second presidency on a graft-fighting platform. Indrawati resigned as finance minister in 2010 after being questioned by investigators and after the House of Representatives deemed the bailout illegal. While the trigger for her resignation was the bailout, analysts say that parliamentary factions opposed to her reform agenda had long been seeking her removal.


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Due to potholes, a tourist gets toppled

SEMARAPURA - A tourist from Russia, Helena, 26, got toppled when passing through a pothole on Jalan Bypass IB Mantra, precisely in the west side of Tangkas Bridge heading for Gunaksa, Klungkung, Wednesday (Apr 24). As a result, the tourists had to be rushed to Klungkung Hospital due to suffering serious injuries.

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ready to rock Bali!”, explained the band members harmoniously. The leader of this band is GOES EKA, he is the drummer of the band. He is the current musical director of the group and the man behind the wonderful sounds. Gatot is in the Rhythm section (keyboards and synthesizers). Imran handles the rhythm and lead guitars. He sounds like a rock star with his guitar. A strong backbone on rhythm bass is Ayik, the band newbie for 2 years. The vocals are Andri, Ichan, and Wina, the only lady in the band. Young and stylish with the soaring voice to conquer every song she sings and entertains the crowd. Come See the Show and let Devotion Band make you sing along and dance. The Hotel also supports Drink

Safely campaign with our premium international branded spirits and liqueurs, mixed by our experienced Hard Rock barmen. Sprawling across three hectares of pristine tropical property, Hard Rock Hotel Bali is located in Kuta, the heart of Bali’s famous entertainment and shopping district. Hard Rock Hotel Bali is Asia’s first Hard Rock Hotel and the leading entertainment hotel in Bali features 418 tribute rooms, luxury, deluxe and kids suites reflect the glory and legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll, alongside six cutting edge food and beverage outlets. Additional features include Lil’ Rock – Kids Club, Tabu Teen Centre, Boom Box Recording Studio, Rock Spa, Body Rock fitness center and a Rock Shop – Hard Rock Merchandise Store.

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A tourist from Russia, Helena, 26, got toppled when passing through a pothole on Jalan Bypass IB Mantra, precisely in the west side of Tangkas Bridge heading for Gunaksa.

Fishermen of Sangsit cultivate catfish Bali Post

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Devotion Band at Hard Rock Hotel Bali They are back by popular demand, after they ‘invaded’ Abu Dhabi. The band is based in Bali and was founded on 7th August 2008. They are musicians with an abundance of experience in the entertainment business. Their best performance combines the various colors and characters of music to create the fantastic groovy live performance. Devotion’s rhythm suits fans of Top 40’s, Rock, R&B, Party, Soul, and Funk. All genres are wrapped up in one to either shake the dance floor or simply cool it down to spice up the mood of tropical retreat at Hard Rock Hotel Bali. “Devotion is born from a commitment from each member to bring a different color and character of music to create the fantastic groovy live performance. We love Hard Rock and we are so

Sea fish famine

o kill time during fish famine period that is often detrimental, fishermen in Buleleng begin to find a way out. Now, they are taught to cultivate catfish. Even, for the first time this cultivation gives a favorable yield to supplement the regular income of fishermen facing fish famine in the sea.

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Centerstage will transform into an epicenter of island and leisure festivities in April and May 2013 with popular demand for the returned Devotion Band.

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A number of eyewitnesses at location said on Wednesday that such tourist originally passed in sequence with six companions from their accommodation at the area of Batubulan, Gianyar, around 1:00 p.m. As planned, they would go to Candidasa, Karangasem. On arriving at the scene, the victim was crossing a pothole and bumpy, so that she fell down and was dragged about ten meters long. The victim suffered severe injuries to her knee. Once knowing the accident, her companions immediately rushed to give help and took her to Gelgel I community health center. When met at the local community health center, one of the victim’s companions, Urgent, said they were escorted to the community health center by a Klungkung civil servant that happened to be passing at the scene. After receiving treatment, the Head of Gelgel I Community Health Center, Ida Bagus Putra, said that Helena got severe enough injuries, so that the victim was then referred to emergency room of Klungkung Hospital. The victim was referred after being given first aid on her injuries. Urgent expected the maintenance of road on Jalan Bypass IB Mantra got serious attention from Bali Public Works and Klungkung County, so that similar accident would not happen again. (kmb31)

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SINGARAJA — To kill time during fish famine period that is often detrimental, fishermen in Buleleng begin to find a way out. Now, they are taught to cultivate catfish. Even, for the first time this cultivation gives a favorable yield to supplement the regular income of fishermen facing fish famine in the sea. One of the groups that successfully cultivate the catfish aquaculture is the Mina Duta Bahari at Pabean hamlet, Sangsit village, Sawan subdistrict. It could produce the first catfish harvest on Wednesday (Apr 24). The group produced ready-to-sell catfish coming to 204 kg. Group Head of the Mina Duta Bahari, Sangsit village, Hairuman, when met last Wednesday said his group received fishery development fund (PUMP) sourcing from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP). The grant worth IDR 65 million was then used for purchasing baby catfish. In addition to procuring baby catfish, the fund was

also taken advantage for provision of feed and making fish pond. “We used the assistance worth IDR 65 million to buy baby catfish and feed as well as to make fish pond. The results are quite satisfactory where our cultivation has produced,” he said. According to Hairuman, the cultivation was constantly developed by making pond with plastic tarp. This method required less capital, but the result was satisfactory. For a plastic tarp sizing 4 X 5 meters could be used to make three ponds. Each pond measured 3 x 2 meters. A pond would be used to sow baby catfish, while the second pond was used for grading (moving catfish of the same size). The third pond was used for fattening catfish that would be ready to harvest. “Though using plastic tarp, the pond is durable and easy to make,” he explained. Hairuman added that a total of 2,500 baby catfish after four months could produce ready-to-harvest catfish coming to 204 kg. The catfish production was then sold to collector

in Singaraja for IDR 11,500 per kilogram. With this result, he considered the cultivation was sufficiently profitable. Moreover, it was carried out to fill in the bad season that often forced them to be unable to go to sea. “It’s quite beneficial because it gives us additional income to support family during this bad season,” he explained. Meanwhile, the Field Extension Officer (PPL) Tridas Wationo with permission from the Head of the Buleleng Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Nyoman Sutrisna, said the fish cultivation business for catch fishermen was executed to teach fishermen so that they remained productive despite the bad weather. Then, they were given capital support by central government. Having been tried, in fact the fishermen group was quite active to get involved in catfish cultivation and provided optimal results to supplement their family income. “It is a program from central government and deliberately targeting the catch fishermen so that during famine season they are still productive by raising catfish,” he said. In mentoring, added Wationo, his party did not only teach fishermen to cultivate catfish, but also attempted the marketing of their production. On that account, they would not get difficulty to market their catfish production when the harvest time arrived. (kmb)

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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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In age of smartphone, watch Balinese dances rarely known to public makers focus on luxury Bali Post

DENPASAR - Bali known to be rich in traditional dances actually still has a number of dances that have not been widely known. The Head of the Dance Department, the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar, Prof. Dibia, said on Tuesday (Apr 23) there were a number of Balinese traditional dances rarely known to the public. He exemplified the pelegongan dances such as Leko Dance and Nandir Dance. “Nandir Dance exists at Tista, while Leko Dance in Tabanan, Kinungan, Penebel. They have not been widely known to the public,” he said.

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BASEL, Switzerland — In an age when many people carry smartphones that can tell the time — on top of hundreds of other applications — watch makers are increasingly focused on selling their goods as luxury items. The world’s biggest trade fair for watches, Baselworld, opens to the public Thursday and runs through May 2, offering a spectacle of bling and highly crafted gadgetry. Tissot CEO Francois Thiebaud told reporters Wednesday that the trends for 2013 are mechanical watches, timepieces adorned with gold, diamond and pearls and “neo-classical trends, which probably reflect a certain calm in the atmosphere.” Jacques J. Duchene, chairman of a committee representing 1,460 watchmakers, jewelry traders and exhibitors from 40 nations, acknowledged the luxury watch industry is out of step with the financial challenges felt by many people and industries around the world. “In a worldwide business environment, in which there is often no tranquility, solidity or continuity, we are forced to be frank in admitting that the watch industry constitutes an exception,” Duchene told a news conference. “Nonetheless, even in the face of all the economic imponderables, we remain optimistic for the current year.” He had good reason for optimism: the Swiss watch industry had

another record year, with exports totaling 21.4 billion francs ($22.6 billion) in 2012, up almost 11 percent from the year before. Business is generally good, but it’s still a tough environment in Europe and the United States, said Ulrich Herzog, executive chairman of 109-year-old Swiss watch making firm Oris, which targets what it sees as the growing ranks of affluent middle-class buyers who are willing to spend in the $1,000-$5,000 range. In emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil “a product in that gap can still attract a lot of people,” Herzog said in an interview. “We have people who really look for something which is in their reach, and represents a value.” China also reported $4 billion in exports of watches and clocks in 2012, and said its total sales of $7.5 billion rose by 10 percent. The watch trade fair coincided with China Haidian Holdings Limited announcing Wednesday that it was acquiring another luxury watch maker, Swiss Montres Corum, for 86 million francs. The Chinese manufacturer already owns Swiss watch brands Eterna and is licensed to make

Besides, he added there were also several types of sanghyang dances rarely known to the public, aside from the sanghyang dances commonly known today. As found at Selat Duda, Karangasem, there were Sanghyang Bojog Dance and Sanghyang Celeng Dance that were not widely known to the public. According to him, it was caused by several factors where particular dances were the property of local communities and they did not want any publicity. “Since they belong to ritual dances, some of them need no publication,” said Dibia. In addition, those dances were not in the popular areas or beyond tourism routes. According to some sources, the Nandir Dance was originally inspired by Sanghyang Legong. A dance group from Blahbatuh led by I Gusti Ngurah Jelantik later composed a similar new dance. However, it was different where the dance was performed by male dancers without using a mask. At an event, the King of Sukawati was very impressed with the dance show and then he ordered the royal officers to gather the artists of Sukawati to compose similar dance presented by female dancers in his palace. It was the birth of classical Legong Dance known until these days. Since the charm of Legong dancers was far more amazing than the Nandir dancers, the presence of Nandir Dance gradually disappeared and turned rare. (ina)

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Children waiting to perform Balinese dance during the Bali Art Festival. Bali known to be rich in traditional dances actually still has a number of dances that have not been widely known. The Head of the Dance Department, the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar, Prof. Dibia, said on Tuesday (Apr 23) there were a number of Balinese traditional dances rarely known to the public.

Seminar on ogoh-ogoh

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View of the Rolex booth pictured on the press day at the world watch and jewelry show Baselworld in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Baselworld opens it’s doors from April 25 to May 2, 2013. “Porsche Design” watches. Organizers of Baselworld said that one-seventh of the 3,500 journalists registered to cover Baselworld were from China.

Looking ahead to the rest of the year, Herzog said: “It’s definitely going to be tougher than last year. You just feel it, that the markets, they’re not so freely

spending at the moment, because there’s some serious problems around, particularly in Europe and also China is a bit different than it was two years ago.”

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Actress Jessica Biel attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on Thursday April 18, 2013 in New York.

NEW YORK — Sarah Jessica Parker loves her jewelry — but so do a pair of 3-year-old thieves. Parker’s twin daughters Tabitha and Marion get to try on mom’s baubles, and she said “they have walked away with many pieces.” “Nothing of enormous value and I’ve told them basically all of it’s theirs with some set aside for my son,” Parker said Thursday at Tiffany and Co.’s Blue Book Ball. Parker joined actresses Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Michelle Williams for the celebration of Tiffany’s Blue Book Collection, inspired by the New York Jazz Age in partnership with the film “The Great Gatsby,” directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. Hudson said she has a more whimsical approach to her jewelry box.

“I have a theory about jewelry. If you lose it, it’s supposed to be gone. I don’t shed a tear if I lose something,” she said. But if not, she says, “I hold on tight to it.” But when it comes to jewels and baubles, does size matter? “Oh, that’s a good question. No, I think workmanship matters more than size,” said Paltrow. Actress Alice Eve disagrees: “Yes. Size always matters,” she said with a laugh. Parker had a more meaningful response, as her modest-sized wedding ring from husband Matthew Broderick is from Tiffany’s. “Not to me, no. I have a beautiful ring that I love very, very much and it’s from Tiffany’s and it’s my most, most favorite ring at all and it’s not as you can see super robust or muscular but I think it’s every bit as lovely as any big-dot rock,” she said. “But it’s great fun, don’t get me wrong, to borrow the big stuff occasionally. I mean, it’s a real privilege.”

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GIANYAR - Ogoh-ogoh or papier mâché demon becomes an interesting topic to be explored in terms of different perspectives of human life, both in relation to God, environment and the fellow humans. Ogoh-ogoh is the contemporary creative art of young people that has undergone a lot of changes in terms of interpretation and workmanship. Sometimes,

different implementation also triggers insecurity. Gianyar County government in the series of the 242nd anniversary of Gianyar Town made cooperation with Bali Post daily newspaper to discover further about the ogoh-ogoh in the perspective of Tri Hita Karana through a one-day seminar held in the Gianyar Cultural Center, Wednesday (Apr 24).

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Ogoh-ogoh or papier mâché demon becomes an interesting topic to be explored in terms of different perspectives of human life, both in relation to God, environment and the fellow humans. Ogoh-ogoh is the contemporary creative art of young people that has undergone a lot of changes in terms of interpretation and workmanship.

The seminar presented the speakers like Ida Pedanda Wayahan Bun, Prof. Dr. I Wayan P Windia, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Dibia and Prof. Dr. N Weda Kusuma and was moderated by Ketut Witarka Yudiata. The seminar was attended by the Customary Village Middle Assembly (MMDP), Customary Village Small Assembly (MADP), Hindu Dharma Council of Indonesia (PHDI), Interfaith Forum (FKUB), chief of customary village, customary village youth club, village youth club, internal student organization, headmen, subdistrict head and regional working unit (SKPD) within Gianyar County government. Before the celebration of Nyepi, the ogoh-ogoh carried by community was a new creativity product as a phenomenal achievement of the Balinese. It was a very fundamental reason considering that there was no a single literature or palm-leaf manuscript implied the ogoh-ogoh. Nevertheless, it was a noble value existing at customary village that should fortify Bali in the future, explained Ida Pedanda Wayahan Bun. In connection with the series of Nyepi celebration, it was not obliged to be accompanied with the ogohogoh parade, so that the implementation could be changed. It was not necessarily carried out on the day before Nyepi. As being performed at Tegallalang village, the ogoh-ogoh

parade was advanced to one day before Pengerupukan. It was carried out like a parade or competition. After the parade, an interesting point was the storage of the ogoh-ogoh made at expensive cost and considerable time. According to Prof. Dr. Wayan P Windia, it should be considered. This expert in Balinese customary law did not see it in the context of agreeing or disagreeing, but in terms of future benefit. Though the ogoh-ogoh would be contested or paraded in Gianyar later on, it should be made a booster for the other arts that had been extinct and lethargic, he explained. Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Dibia assessed that ogoh-ogoh as the element of Balinese culture was a new or modern tradition. In its passage, such secular creative art underwent a change of sacralization process. Nevertheless, the sacralization was not a taboo. It would be getting more dynamic as long as people could place it. As happened today, the ogohogoh had become a theatrical event. It was caused by the player, establishing a community between the player and the audience that involved the element of sculpture, dance and music. It took advantage of the road as a stage and was implemented based on rules (scenario). Based on

the changes taking place, presumably it was deemed necessary to look for a pattern for the implementation of the ogoh-ogoh parade considered more suitable for Gianyar. Shift in the materials used for the making of ogoh-ogoh should also be considered in terms of environmental concept. Creativity of young people needed to be combined with the existing culture such as plaiting works. Even, people today made it by using paper pulp. It was expected that people could make it by ecofriendly materials. As the region of the arts, Gianyar could enrich the cultural treasure with the ogoh-ogoh through the establishment of ogohogoh museum. Interpretation of the museum did not necessarily refer to the ogoh-ogoh storage. It could apply the combination of technology in the form of the ogoh-ogoh photograph every year. Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. N Weda Kusuma added that in the terms of Balinese culture, the ogoh-ogoh as the art creation of young people was relevant to be maintained. On that account, it should be developed where the characterization for the ogoh-ogoh could be taken from mythologies or religious texts. It could also instill positive character education and preserve the value of satyam (truth), shivam (godliness) and sundaram (beauty). (kmb16)


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Fuel price hike

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Distribution hampered, price of goods soars DENPASAR - Option of the subsidized fuel price hike planned by the government reaching IDR 6,500 per liter was predicted to trigger inflation and social conflict in the community. Besides, this option would also have an impact on goods distribution that ultimately kindles the price hike. To that end, the option of government to raise the fuel price was expected not to burden small communities.

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or merchants. “This moment is very vulnerable to be exploited for price hike of various commodities. Similarly, it is also prone to be used for political reasons to put down the government,” he said. He admitted the government policy in the matter of fuel price hike was very difficult. On the one side, the quota of subsidized fuel was restricted, while on the other side, the mindset of Indonesian society had been established. People considered that fuel was their right so that the price should not be increased. In the meantime, an economist doubling as the Rector of the Undiknas University, Prof. Sri Darma, DBA, said the policy of increasing the fuel price was really dilemmatic. On the one hand, the fuel price hike was obliged to be undertaken considering the high price of crude oil and to prepare the nation to enter the ASEAN economic community in 2015 and globalization in 2020. “The fuel price hike will have an FOTO ANTARA/Zabur Karuru impact on extraordinary inflation and be burdensome to lower-class Option of the subsidized fuel price hike planned by the government reaching IDR 6,500 per liter was community so that poverty would predicted to trigger inflation and social conflict in the community. Besides, this option would also have an impact on goods distribution that ultimately kindles the price hike. increase,” he said. (kmb28)

Kayuputih struggling to be a free plastic rubbish’s village IBP

BULELENG - Kayuputih. A village perched on a hilly area, not so far from Lovina Tourist Resort in Northern Bali has been transforming from a sleeping hilly village into a new expatriate resort. Its fantastic view to the coastline of Northern Bali and its tranquility has attracted many expatriates to select the village to be their new homes. A few hotels have also been built for tourists who are looking for peaceful accommodations to escape from more crowded and noisy tourist resorts in Bali. It is widely acknowledged that tourism development has also entailed with negative impact. Such a negative impact has been happening everywhere in the world such as the peaceful area has become more crowded and noisy due to the human activities. One of the problems due to these human activities that affect everybody is rubbish particularly plastic rubbish. Plastic is an outcome of technol-

ogy. Since its invention, it has been replacing many materials for many necessities at homes and beyond due to its practical purposes. Plastic is now widely used for shopping bags up to car and aircraft manufactures. In home activities housewives no longer use bamboo plaited bags for shopping at the local market but use plastic bags instead. In the old days banana leafs were used to wrap food as a taken away food. But nowadays banana leafs are replaced by papers and plastic wrappers. The bad impacts of this plastic to human wellbeing particularly human health are undisputable. Stopping using plastic is considered impossible. So what is the solution? In this junction, Ir. Ni Luh Tiwik Ismarningrum M.Par, commonly called as Bu Tiwik, as a Vice Speaker of Buleleng Legislative Council, during the recess of the Council has taken an initiative to do her bit in solving this plastic rubbish problem by holding a discussion in the village of Kayuputih. Bu

Tiwik herself is involved in tourism sector by managing a small hotel in Lovina. Due to its duty as a member of Legislative Council (DPRD) and obtained her degree of Master in Tourism at Udayana University, it stands to reason that she is very concerned about plastic rubbish problems. She selected the village of Kayuputih, Sukasada Subdistrict, as a pilot project is considered by many as a right choice. . She said during an interview after the discussion, that what she did was only a small step but she does hope it would be a giant leap. All success always started with the first step, she said further. During the discussion she invited experts from Undiksha in Singaraja, the Head of Sanitation and Landscaping Agency and an expatriate who residences in Kayuputih. Bu Tiwik herself acted as a moderator. Prof DR. Wayan Karyasa from Undiksha University explained in length about the negative impact of

plastic rubbish if it is not handled properly. He said in short how to handle the plastic problems dubbed as 3 R namely: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Reduce we have to minimize using plastic materials. Reuse is trying to use again such as plastic bags, bottles, etc. Do not throw it away. Clean it and can be reused. Recycle means that plastic rubbish must be collected and sell it to the person who pools the rubbish to be recycled by rubbish recycling industries. In this process rubbish can be changed into money. Ir. IB Suwarjana, talked a lot about the volume of rubbish being collected by its agency and how he has been handling it. He also suggested to the all residences of the village not to dispose the plastic rubbish at will and it must collected separating the organic rubbish and non-organic rubbish then it can be recycled even it can turn into money by selling it. An expatriate presented on a screen showing the danger of plastic rubbish if it disposed everywhere

such as on the premises of a house, it will stay there for a long time. Plastic rubbish takes very long time to discompose even can take thousand years. If the plastic rubbish consumed by chicken or fish, the plastic element will be absorbed and the meat of chicken or fish is still harmful to the human health if it consumed by human. When Bu Tiwik opened the floor several attendees gave their appreciation for the discussion and suggested it must be followed by a real action. Bu Tiwik further promised to take a real action as suggested by encouraging to the residences of the village to collect plastic rubbish and then forwarded it to her. The person that is able to collect the biggest volume of plastic rubbish, he or she will be awarded money as a bonus. Such a drive is only a means to encourage the people to handle plastic rubbish properly and making them aware of the danger of plastic rubbish if it is not handled properly. (IBP/Nyoman Suwela)

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South Korea wants talks with North to reopen joint industrial zone

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It was revealed by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Mahasaraswati (Unmas) Denpasar, Wayan Sujana, Tuesday (Apr 23). According to him, the policy made by the government should improve the people’s welfare, not even worsened. It was worried the scheme applied by the government would be less effective that even kindled inflation. According to him, the price disparity between the subsidized fuel for motorcycles and public transportation at the range of IDR 4,500 per liter and consumption of private vehicle at the range of IDR 6,500 per liter would result in a suspicions and eventually generated speculation. By all means, it was a kind of failure to improve the people’s welfare. In terms of macro economy, the most concerned due to the fuel price hike was the psychological impact. At times people that were not directly affected by the price hike would also raise the price of their products. For instance, the price hike of goods would happen in line with the rise in fuel price. Moreover, Indonesia newly stabilizing the price of basic needs such as onions and garlic was taken advantage by the community

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Fire fighters try to rescue garment workers, who are trapped inside the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka April 25, 2013.

Death toll in Bangladesh building collapse climbs to 160

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DHAKA - The death toll from a building collapse in Bangladesh has risen to 160 and could climb higher, police said on Thursday, with people trapped under the rubble of a complex that housed garment factories supplying retailers in Europe and North America. The collapse, the third catastrophic incident at Bangladeshi factories in five months that have killed more than 200 people, could taint Bangladesh’s reputation as a source of low-cost products and services and call attention to Western retailers and other companies that obtain products from the country. Frantic rescue workers were digging through the rubble of the eight-storey Rana Plaza building in

Savar, 30 km (20 miles) outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, which collapsed on Wednesday. More than 1,000 people were injured. “The death toll could go up as many are still trapped under the rubble,” Dhaka’s district police chief, Habibur Rahman, told Reuters on Thursday. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) president Mohammad Atiqul Islam said there were

3,122 workers in the factories on Wednesday. He said there had been indications from Savar officials that cracks had been found in the building the day before. “We asked the garment owners to keep it closed,” Islam said. Rana Plaza’s owner had told proprietors of the building’s five garment factories that the cracks were not dangerous, Islam added. “After getting the green signal from the plaza owner all the garment factories opened,” he said. However, police official Mohammad Asaduzzaman said factory owners appeared to have ignored a warning not to allow their workers into the building after a crack was detected on Tuesday.

SEOUL - South Korea said on Thursday it was proposing formal talks with North Korea to discuss restarting work at a joint factory zone located just north of the rivals’ heavily armed border that was suspended in early April amid growing security tensions. The offer is the first formal proposal for direct talks by Seoul aimed at making a breakthrough in a deadlock over the Kaesong factory project, which was the last remaining channel open between the two Koreas until it was forced to close. North Korea has denied South Korean workers and supplies entry to the industrial zone, located a few miles inside the border, accusing Seoul of using the joint project to insult its leadership. About 180 South Korean workers have chosen to stay there and are believed to be running out of food and supplies. “The government today officially proposes to hold workinglevel talks between the authorities of the South and North to resolve humanitarian issues affecting

Kaesong workers and to normalize Kaesong industrial zone,” Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Hyung-suk said. He demanded the North respond by Friday morning. That is likely to anger Pyongyang, which has blamed the South for jeopardizing the project by disparaging its goodwill. The zone is seen as a lucrative source of cash for the impoverished North. The North has withdrawn its workforce of about 53,000 from the zone amid spiraling tensions between the two Koreas, with a fusillade of hostile rhetoric from Pyongyang in response to what it sees as threatening U.S. and South Korean military drills. The South’s 123 small- and medium-sized manufacturers paid about $130 a month to the North Korean state authorities for each of the North Korean workers they employ. Ties between the two Koreas were all but severed after the sinking of a South Korean navy ship in 2010, widely blamed on Pyongyang. The North also bombed a South Korean island later that year.

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The inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex is seen behind the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul April 23, 2013.

Clashes suggest Sunni anger boiling over in Iraq

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BAGHDAD — With Sunni gunmen beginning to confront the Shiite-led government’s security forces head-on in northern and western Iraq, fears are growing fast of a return to full-scale sectarian fighting that could plunge the country into a broader battle merged with the Syrian civil war across the border. With more than 100 people killed over the past two days, it’s shaping up to be the most pivotal moment

for Iraq since U.S. combat troops withdrew in December 2011. “Everybody has the feeling that Iraq is becoming a new Syria,” Talal Younis, the 55-year-old owner of a currency exchange in the northern city of Mosul, said Wednesday. “We are heading into the unknown. ... I think that civil war is making a comeback.” A crackdown by government forces at a protest site in the northern town of Hawija on Tuesday triggered the latest unrest. It has enraged much of the country’s

restive Sunni Arab minority, adding fuel to an already smoldering opposition movement and spawning a wave of bold follow-up clashes. It is too soon to say whether the rage will lead to widespread insurrection in the largely Sunni cities of Mosul and Ramadi or, more significantly, spiral into open sectarian warfare in the streets of Baghdad. The Iraqi capital is far more tightly controlled by security forces than the remote towns hit by the latest unrest, but insurgents continue to launch

regular, well-coordinated waves of attacks inside Baghdad. Outright threats that all but disappeared as the last bout of sectarian fighting waned in 2008 are making a comeback too, like the leaflets signed by a Shiite militant group that began turning up on the doorsteps of Sunni households in Baghdad earlier this year. The exact circumstances of the Hawija bloodshed remain murky, but there is outrage over the government’s handling of the unrest and the fact that most of the 23 killed

at the site were among the Sunni demonstrators. Talal al-Zobaie, a Sunni lawmaker from the opposition Iraqiya bloc, described this week’s events as a pivotal moment for the country. “The crime in Hawija clearly shows that people have lost faith in their armed forces, which have been turned into a tool in the hands of the prime minister,” he said. “Some people now think that the only way to protect themselves is to take up arms.”


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BUSINESS Euro, commodities recover on weak dollar, UK GDP to come Reuters

LONDON - The euro and commodities gained ground on Thursday as evidence of a weakening U.S. economy put the dollar under pressure, while investors waited to find out whether Britain’s stagnant economy had fallen back into recession. Markets are looking to the British first-quarter gross domestic product number (GDP), due at 0930 GMT (5.30 a.m. ET), to see whether it reinforces the gloomy global economic picture painted by recent releases from Germany, China and the United States. “We had a run of weak data across the global board, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a softer number coming out of the UK,” said Rainer Guntermann, a strategist at Commerzbank. Britain’s $2.4-trillion economy is expected by analysts to have eked out growth of 0.1 percent in the first three months of 2013 to March, according to a Reuters poll. That would avoid a second quarter of contraction - the definition of a recession - after GDP shrank by 0.3 percent in the final three months of last year. The recent run of weak economic data, culminating news of the biggest drop for seven months in orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured products, saw the dollar fall 0.3 per-

cent against a basket of major currencies (.DXY) to 82.7. This helped the euro add about 0.2 percent to $1.3042 and move further away from a two-and-a-half-week low of $1.2954 recorded on Wednesday. The single European currency was also being supported by falling government bond yields in heavily indebted Italy and Spain and by hopes that Italy is about to have a new coalition government after two months of post-election political deadlock. Most of Europe’s stock markets opened on a subdued note following two days of strong gains as the signs of a growing economic slowdown across the region increased talk that the European Central Bank will cut rates next week. Senior sources have told Reuters that momentum is building for monetary action to help revive growth. The broad FTSE Eurofirst 300 index (.FTEU3) of top European shares gained about 0.2 percent in early trade, with the Paris CAC-

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei — China and 15 other AsiaPacific nations will kick off the first round of free trade talks next month to create one of the world’s largest trading blocs, officials said Thursday. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a rival pact to the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade initiative involving a dozen countries but that excludes China. Both the pacts underline competition between the U.S. and China for influence in Asia. At the end of a two-day gathering in Brunei on Thursday, leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations said in a statement that negotiations on the comprehensive partnership will commence next month in Brunei “with a view to completing them by 2015.”

Negotiators from the 16 countries will meet for five days from May 9 in Brunei to outline the scope of talks in the areas of goods, services and investment. The comprehensive partnership covers Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam plus that grouping’s six key trading partners — China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and India. The Southeast Asian grouping of countries already has separate free trade pacts with the six nations. Officials said the comprehensive free-trade pact, flagged by East Asian leaders at their summit in Cambodia just five months ago, was an expected outcome of efforts to merge various free trade agreements in the region to maximize the economic benefits. With the bustling region of 3.3

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Wayan, Made, Nyoman and Ketut are Balinese Names IBP

“What is in a name”, said William Shakespeare. However, for the Balinese, a name is very important. We believe it can influence the character of the bearer. Therefore, we avoid using names having a bad connotation or denoting a cruel figure in a story. If you learn a Balinese name etymologically, you may encounter that it has a good meaning. Giving a name is no by means careless. When a baby is already 42 days, the parent will choose a certain name, but only one is chosen. Those three names are put near the

burning wicks. The name given to the baby is the one near the wick, which burns the longest. Usually the name chosen has a meaning of hope, for example: the baby should

be healthy or having long life. Wayan, Made, Nyoman, Ketut, Gede or Putu are all Balinese initial names. They denote the numbers of the children. Wayan is derived from Waya (Wayahan or Wayah) meaning old (older). Made (Madya) means middle and sometimes is replaced with Nengah (tengah = middle) so it denotes the second child. Nyoman Anom (new or young) stands for the third baby. Since long time ago, the Bali-

nese have hoped that they would have three children. However, the dream did not come true. What happens now? Family planning is well accepted. So they do not dream anymore. The fourth child is called Ketut. Ketut --- Tut means to follow or additional baby. The fifth baby is Wayan Balik (back to Wayan) and so forth. Sometimes Wayan is replaced with Gede or Putu. They are connected to the caste system and

family relationship. For example, Gede and Putu are much used by family belonging to Pasek and Sengguhu clan. Both refer to the oldest child. In Singaraja, for instance, Made is variedly pronounced Kade or Kadek, Nyoman – Komang. In the names of royal family, the initial names above are often not mentioned. For example, Anak Agung, Ngurah, Gusti Ngurah, Dewa Ngurah and so on. (BTN/doc)

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Fisherman village transform into tourism destination

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Traders work at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange April 12, 2013.

40 (.FCHI) and Frankfurt’s DAX (.GDAXI) flat to 0.2 percent higher. (.L)(.EU) Britain’s top share index, the FTSE 100 (.FTSE) was up 0.5 percent, setting a fresh three-week high, ahead of the national GDP data. U.S. stock futures were up 0.1 percent, indicating a calm Wall Street open. (.N) Earlier MSCI’s broadest index

of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.miapj0000pus> gained 0.7 percent, with Hong Kong shares (.HSI) rising 1.1 percent and hitting a three-week high, spurred by recovering commodity prices. Gold and copper prices were close to oneweek highs, while Brent crude oil held firm at $101.75 a barrel. Three-month copper on the Lon-

don Metal Exchange rose to $7,098 a metric ton (1.1023 tons), its highest since April 18, before paring gains to be around $7,043. Gold stood at $1,443 an ounce by having hit a high of $1,447.66 an ounce earlier in the session, its loftiest level since April 15, the day it posted its biggest ever daily drop in dollar terms.

China, 15 other Asian nations to start trade talks

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billion people accounting for about a third of the world economy, a successful accord could significantly bolster trade and investment. Some analysts said the complexity of the various trade agreements that need to be welded together means the comprehensive agreement will sacrifice an aggressive lowering of trade barriers to ensure a consensus is reached by the 2015 deadline. It will have a narrower scope than the Trans-Pacific pact and doesn’t cover issues such as intellectual property rights, reform of state-owned enterprises or regulatory standards, said Sanchita Basu Das, economic researcher at Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. “It will not be a goldstandard agreement,” she said. Under the comprehensive pact’s guidelines, special and differential treatment is allowed for poorer

nations such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. At the same time, flexibility clauses also allow members to drop trade policies with which they disagree and exclude sensitive industries from competition. While such flexibility makes it more attractive for developing nations to join the grouping, critics said it could also be a roadblock to greater integration and a handicap for countries unwilling to reform. Seven of the comprehensive partnership members — Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and Japan — are also involved in Trans-Pacific talks. Chile, Canada, Mexico, Peru and the United States are the other members in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which accounts for nearly 40 percent of global GDP and about a third of world trade. Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific pact began in 2005 and President

Barack Obama’s administration has said it hopes to wrap up talks by the end of this year. The pact is crucial to the U.S. as it seeks to reassert itself as an Asian and Pacific power, countering China. Washington has only a handful of trade agreements in Asia, unlike China which has inked pacts with many countries and recently restarted three-way free trade talks with South Korea and Japan. “America doesn’t want China in the TPP but rather than saying it outright, they crafted the agreement so deeply that they know the Chinese can’t do it,” said Simon Tay, who heads Singapore’s Institute of International Affairs. “At the moment, the regional comprehensive partnership is shallow, but healthy competition from the TPP can galvanize members to go a bit further to make it more meaningful.”

Sanur with the beautiful white sandy beaches and the famous Le Mayeur Museum are well known by tourists throughout the world. One of the icons for Bali tourism has been famous since the colonialism era. At that time, the Netherlands army landed on Sanur Beach in 1906. The beach also can be found in very old inscription about Bali’s history and also on an old stone writing of the Kasari Warmadewa King in 917 where now can be seen on the southern part of Blanjong, Sanur. Then, the small village started to get its name among the foreign artists. In 1930, many foreign artists lived in Sanur, some of them were Katharane and Jack Mershon, dancers and photographer from US, Hans and Rolf Neuhaus who made art gallery in the fishermen village. However, the most monumental artist ever stayed in Sanur obviously was a painter from Belgium, Andrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres. Then, he married a woman from Banjar Kelandis, Ni Polok and stayed in the village since 1937. The couple was the first to introduce Sanur Beach to the international world as a wonderful tourism destination. As the time go by, Sanur changed significantly. The transformation happened on the way of live of the inhabitants and the economics condition of Sanur. Many tourism businesses developed rapidly in the village. Sanur developed into an icon of tourism village, well known by tourists throughout the world, especially after the establishment of Bali Beach Hotel in 1966. Before the hotel officially opened, the tourists stayed in Bali Hotel in Denpasar. Sanur, consists of two main village, northern Sanur and western Sanur, as well as Sanur district, is a part of Denpasar Government. In the traditional division of village,

Sanur with the beautiful white sandy beaches and the famous Le Mayeur Museum are well known by tourists throughout the world. One of the icons for Bali tourism has been famous since the colonialism era. At that time, the Netherlands army landed on Sanur Beach in 1906.

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Sanur divided into four areas, Sanur, Intaran, and Penyaringan. The attraction of Sanur Beach can be seen on the north which is a half circular shape and on the southern part where the beach turns from east to the west. The wave is also not too big and when the tide is low, there is a beautiful view of the colorful coral reefs. Near the dead moon, the tide usually higher and at that time, the view of Nusa Penida Island across the sea and the beautiful panorama of the southern part of Bali. Visitor can also enjoy the beauty of the beach by strolling along the coastline. For sport lovers, there is also 6 kilometers of jogging track started on Mertasari Beach through Padanggalak Beach. In addition to the beach scenery, there is also a beach called Matahari Terbit Beach in Sanur. The name of the beach means sunrise beach and suitable with the name, the visitors

can witness beautiful sunrise on the beach. So if you come to Bali, don’t forget to see the beautiful sunrise on the beach. Sanur has various attractions, the hot sun is suitable for sunbathe and the low tide give an insight of what’s going on underneath the sea. Before, the beach is not the settlement area for the people. Sanur people were reluctant to build their houses near the beach. However, their daily activates as fishermen made them very close to the beach. Most of the locals stated that the transformation happened after the establishment of the Grand Bali Beach Hotel. The people who only became fishermen were started to turn to other field of work especially in hotel industry. Few locals even were accepted to work in the giant hotel. The head of northern Sanur Village, I.B Ketut Kiana, said “the establishment of

Bali Beach Hotel in 1966 opened a new chapter of life for the people of Sanur.” The tourism accommodation in Sanur actually had been existed since 1965 where a national cruise company opened bungalow on Sindhu Beach, Sanur by the name Sindhu Beach Hotel. The hotel caught the local by surprise because they were not accustomed by staying near the beach. However, after the development of tourism gave its benefit for the locals in the area, the transformation became even more obvious in Sanur. The head of Indonesian Tour Guide Association (HPI), I Nyoman Kandia, said that Sanur is still one of the favorite destinations in Bali even after other destination developed in the island. “The tourism site is beautiful and has great historical value, two main things needed to become famous destination in Bali,” he added.

Kandia also said that the supporting facilities for tourism are also very complete in Sanur. In addition to hotels, other tourism businesses also develop in the area such as souvenir and handicrafts shops. That is also including the entertainment industry which develops along with the tourism business. Nowadays, fishermen seem to be forgotten by the people in Sanur and most of them turn to the tourism industry. Unfortunetly, the development of Sanur in tourism is not being prepared properly. As Michel Picard wrote in his book “Bali, Cultural Tourism and Tourism Culture”, Sanur has no proper plan of development especially in tourism. Michel who spend the last five years as a researcher in France Science and Research Center (CNRS), stated that the development of tourism facilities in Sanur must be planned better. (kmb)


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Italy president names center-left’s Letta as new premier Reuters

ROME - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Wednesday asked center-left politician Enrico Letta to form a new government, signaling the end of a damaging two-month stalemate since elections in the euro zone’s third largest economy in February. Letta, from the Democratic Party (PD), said he would start talks to form a broad-based coalition on Thursday. It is likely to go to parliament for a vote of confidence by early next week. The prime minister designate is expected to select a group of ministers, likely to be a mixture of politicians and technocrats, under the guidance of Napolitano, whose own unprecedented re-election last weekend opened the way for an end to the crisis. The new government will be backed primarily by Letta’s center-left and the center-right People of Freedom party (PDL) led by Silvio Berlusconi, which had previously failed to reach a deal following inconclusive elections two months ago. Rivalries between the parties as well as rifts within the PD, which fell short of a viable parliamentary majority in February’s vote, could still block an accord. But formation of a government after such a long impasse would signal that Italy is finally ready to make a start on much-needed reforms. Accepting his mandate, Letta said he would not form a government “at all costs”, warning that the warring parties must make compromises or he would

withdraw. He said Italy faced an untenable situation and the government must provide answers on jobs, poverty and the crisis facing small businesses in a recession that now matches the longest since World War II. European Union economic policies had been too focused on austerity instead of growth, he said, and Italy’s parliamentary system must be reformed together with the widely criticized electoral law that has virtually guaranteed stalemate. The bespectacled and balding Letta is an urbane moderate who speaks fluent English and at 46 would be one of Italy’s youngest prime ministers, representing a generational change from the era of Berlusconi and outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti. A staunch pro-European and a member of the now-defunct Christian Democrat party in his youth, he is likely to be welcomed by foreign governments and markets and can also work with the center-right. He is the nephew of Berlusconi’s longtime chief of staff,

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Democratic Party (PD) and centre-left deputy Enrico Letta speaks to reporters after consultations with Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale palace in Rome April 23, 2013.

Gianni Letta, and has numerous political friends on all sides of parliament, which could help ease the fractious climate since the election.

MARKET RELIEF As Letta met close aides, the names being circulated as likely future ministers suggested a government broadly in line with Monti’s outgoing technocrat administration but including senior politicians such as PDL party secretary Angelino Alfano. Bank of Italy director general Fabrizio Saccomanni was seen as a possible economy minister and Enrico Giovannini, head of statistics agency ISTAT, may take over the industry ministry. Monti himself could return as foreign minister, helping to maintain the international contacts he cultivated as premier. Investors had already reacted with relief to the prospect of an end to the intractable crisis, with Italy’s two-year borrowing costs on Wednesday tumbling to their lowest level since the start of European monetary union in 1999. However, the country’s problems are not over, with significant differences remaining between left and right over economic policy and the center-left in disarray after letting slip an election it had once seemed sure to win. These difficulties were put into sharp focus even before Letta was chosen, when Renato Brunetta, a senior member of Berlusconi’s PDL party, said they would only support a government committed to repealing, and refunding, a housing tax introduced by Monti.

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fight over rhino poaching escalates

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JOHANNESBURG — A U.S. firm recently gave smart phones to some game rangers in South Africa to help them track poachers who kill rhinos for their horns. An anti-poaching ad campaign in Vietnam, a key illegal market, shows rhinos with human hands or feet in place of horns, which are made from the same material as fingernails and toenails. Despite these and other globe-spanning projects to protect the rhinoceros, the rate of poaching in South Africa — home to most of Africa’s rhinos — this year is on track to exceed the record number of illegal kills in 2012, conservation officials say. The more money, innovation and publicity go into the cause, the more poachers, who see rhino horn as a high-priced commodity, seemingly diversify their hunt. It resembles a tit-for-tat escalation, similar to the old arcade game “Whac-a-Mole,” in which disparate campaigns can target a poaching tactic or location only for the killing to pop up in other places and forms. “The demand seems to be such that every time there’s a clampdown in one area, another issue emerges,” said Dr. Jo Shaw, a rhino expert in South Africa for the World Wildlife Fund. South Africa, a haven-turned-killing ground, was once a big success. The intensity of the battle here has since made it a crucible for experiments and policy debates on how to stop poachers seeking to meet surging demand in some Asian countries. Consumers covet rhino horn after it is ground into a powder as a balm for health, despite no supporting evidence. A South African opposition party has urged the government to label rhino poaching as a national disaster, allowing the allocation of disaster management funds to fight poaching. The Democratic Alliance also called for more discussion about legalizing the trade in rhino horns, which can grow back after cutting. “A total ban on rhino horn trade will eventually lead to the complete extinction of the species. A regulated and controlled trade would supply demand and dismantle poaching syndicates through open market pressures,” opposition lawmaker Anthony Benadie said in a statement. Some conservationists warn that a legal trade would not necessarily stamp out the illegal one. Besides, it would require the approval of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES. The group, which has 173 signatory countries, met in Bangkok in March and won’t meet again for three years. Poachers killed 668 rhinos in South Africa in 2012, a 50 percent increase over the previous year. On April 18, South Africa said 232 rhino had been illegally killed so far this year, 70 percent of them in the vast Kruger National Park. “The patterns keep indicating that it will be over 800” this year, said Shaw of the World Wildlife Fund.She said the number of white and black rhinos in South Africa, 19,000 and 2,000 respectively, is actually rising. By some estimates, however, the populations will reach a “tipping point” in 2016 and then decline if poaching persists. Albi Modise, spokesman for South Africa’s department of environmental affairs, said the use of gun silencers and other sophisticated equipment by poachers “requires that we up our game as well in terms of anti-poaching activity.” In one success, Shaw said, authorities have stopped Vietnamese and others killing rhinos in South Africa under the guise of legal trophy-hunting, and then illegally selling the horns abroad. South Africa regulates limited hunting of rhinos, though this practice is coming under increasing scrutiny. The poaching crisis has triggered an array of measures whose effectiveness is hotly debated.

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INDONESIA Police hunt for prisoner involved in Poso violent cases Antara

Palu - Police are conducting a hunt for Mohammad Basri who fled several days ago from a prison where he is serving 19 years of his prison term for his involvement in several violent cases in Poso in 2004-2006. Central Sulawesi police command spokesman Adjunct Senior Commissioner Soemarno said here on Thursday a joint team of law enforcers had conducted a sweep on the border between Poso and Parigi Moutong districts. “The operation has been done since last night to limit Basri`s movement,” he said. He said the police were only notified about his escape by the Ampana Penitentiary in Tojo UnaUna district on April 23 while the prisoner had been declared missing since April 19.

Basri received a permit to leave the prison to see his family member who is sick in the Poso district located around 220 kilometers from Tojo Una-Una. He said the Central Sulawesi police command and the National Police Headquarters kept coordinating to find Basri who is believed to be still in the Poso district. “We also involved anti-terror unit Densus 88 in the effort,” he said. Basri alias Ayas alias Bagong was born in Gebang Rejo, Poso Kota, in the district of Poso, 37

years ago. He had committed violence including killings, bombings and shootings that had left a number of people dead. He said he had committed the acts in revenge for the death of his family members during communal conflicts in the region in 2000. Soemarno called on the people in Poso to help inform the police if they know about his whereabouts. In connection with Basri`s escape the head of the Ampana Penitentiary would be questioned.

Patched... From page 1 When the tender process ran smoothly, he estimated the projects could be realized at the end of May 2013. Considering the project budget was different in each package, according to him, the implementation of all the projects could be worked on simultaneously. “At the latest, they should have been worked on in June,” he added. When asked about the condition of Jalan Gunung Catur resembling a patchwork repair, Dirgayusa explained that Jalan Gunung Catur as a road access to Jalan Kebo Iwa had very different soil texture from the other roads. The class of road and the burden of passing vehicles were inappropriate, so that the road quickly turned damaged. Moreover, the northernmost part of Jalan Gunung Catur had no gutter so that the water would overflow onto the streets during rainy season. As consequence, the existing asphalt flaked off. “Hopefully, the tender process can be finished and the road repairs can be undertaken in accordance with the schedule determined,” he said. (kmb27)

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, left, Malaysia’s Senate President Abu Zahar Ujang and Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pose during a group photo section at the 7th IMT-GT Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Thursday, April 25, 2013.

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Indonesian player banned for life for punching ref Associated Press Writer

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian player who punched a referee in the face has been banned for life by the country’s football authority. Pieter Rumaropen, a striker for Papua province club Persiwa Wamena, punched referee Muhaimin in the face after he awarded a penalty to Pelita Bandung Raya during a Super League match on Sunday in West Java’s capital Bandung. Muhaimin was taken to hospital where he received four stitches. Hinca Panjaitan, a member of the disciplinary commission of Indonesia’s Football Association, PSSI, said Rumaropen’s behavior damaged the image of the country’s football. In 2008, PSSI imposed life bans on four players for beating up a referee and his assistants.

People should not have different interpretations over Susno`s verdict Antara

Jakarta - Chief Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto has asked all sides not to have different interpretations over the Supreme Court`s verdict on former police chief detective Commissioner General Susno Duadji. “All sides must respect the decisions taken by the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court. There should be no other interpretations with regard to the enforcement of the law in this country,” Djoko said in an official statement received here on Thursday. On Wednesday, an execution team of the Jakarta High Prosecutor Office and the South Jakarta Prosecutor Office planed to take Susno from his residence in Jalan Pakar Raya No. 6, Ciburial Village, Bandung District, Bandung West Java. However, the execution plan did not run smoothly because Susno resisted the execution order. His lawyer Yusril Ihza Mahendra came to his house to ask for his protection. Susno was than taken to the West Java Police Headquarters. Until the wee hours on Thursday, the execution team from the prosecutor office continued to make effort to carry out the execution order but failed. “The execution team finally left the West Java Police Headquarters at 0.15 Thursday morning,” Attorney General`s Office Spokesman Setia Untung Arimuladi said. He said that the prosecutor office was firmed in its plan to carry out the execution of Susno`s imprisonment because it was in line with the law. “Of course we are working based on the law. So, we are committed to carrying out the execution,” he said. He also denied that police officers were protecting Susno Duadji. “The police did not protect him. His case was also handled by the police,” he said. Susno was convicted by the South Jakarta District Court in March 2011 of taking a Rp500 million ($57,500) bribe to settle a legal dispute over the ownership of a fish farm in 2009. He has already rejected three requests for him to report to prosecutor`s office to serve his sentence. The court also said that Susno was proven guilty of deducting for his personal interest the pacification fund of West Java regional head election by Rp4.2 billion when he was West Java Regional Police chief in 2008. The Jakarta High Court upheld the conviction and the three-anda-half year sentence in November 2011. The Supreme Court added its weight to the verdict. Susno`s other lawyer Frederich Yunianto said the appeal verdict did not specifically mention that Susno must serve his prison term. “The appeal did not mention the execution order, and there were several other legal flaws, so the prosecutors should not interpret the verdict as they wish,” he said.


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Pengukurukuran Temple IBP

Aura of this temple is very intense. It does not only retain shrines in Balinese architecture, but also features a temple of old Javanese style. This sacred ancient relic remains to survive up to these days. For a venue of meditation, it must be solemn. Moreover, if it is carried out in Garba Cave located in the east of the temple exactly at the Pakerisan riverside, the ambience will surely be more stable. Foreign tourists are very eager to visit the sanctuary. It’s the Pengukurukuran Temple. It is believed to be the first to measure the strength of Bali in the past time. Here, the strength of Kebo Iwa was measured before becoming a chief minister in ancient Balinese kingdom. The location on the edge of Pakerisan River was used as a school for the kings of Bali. Its location is at the Sawagunung customary village, Pejeng, Tampaksiring subdistrict, Gianyar County. Chief of local temple priests, Jero Mangku Dewa Gede Rauh, revealed the temple had some shrines along with the sites originating from ancient times. The temple spreading across 2 hectares of land was said to be the venue where the kings of ancient Bali measured the land, including finding a suitable place to build the center of a temple. The values of prehistoric and historic remains

in the form of Great Temple were stored in the shrine of Ratu Bujangga. Meanwhile, in the east of the temple, exactly on the edge of Pakerisan Temple, lay a relic named Garba Cave believed to guard the temple. It was said the cave was once taken advantage by Chief Minister Kebo Iwa from Bedahulu kingdom. In the south of the temple occurred a stone path and rock stone gates. The road was heading for the Garba Cave. There was a stone containing a trace of footprint whose size exceeded the size of a human foot soles and believed if it belonged to Kebo Iwa. At the making of a ladder, the stones were said to walk by itself pursuant to the will of Kebo Iwa. Uniquely, every time stepping down the stairs, the amount was always different. According to story developing in the area, before Kebo Iwa became a Chief Minister of Bedahulu his competency was tested by the royal officials, including by Ki Pasung Grigis, known to have a supernatural power. The place where to measure the supernatural strength was known as Dharmma Hanyar. Since Kebo Iwa was unbeaten he was finally accepted to fill in the position as Chief Minister of Bedahulu. On that account, the capability of Kebo Iwa was measured in the Dharmma Hanyar, where the place was then called Pengukurukuran.

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Parker leads Spurs to 102-91 win over Lakers

San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard (2) scores over Los Angeles Lakers’ Antawn Jamison (4) and Metta World Peace (15) during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.

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Ron Artest) and Pau Gasol added 13 points each, but no other player SAN ANTONIO — San Anto- had more than nine as the Lakers nio, Oklahoma City and Indiana shot 45 percent from the field. all took big strides toward the next Game 3 is Friday in Los Angestage of the NBA playoffs by win- les. Los Angeles said a key to winning their home games on Wednes- ning was shooting better, and they day and taking 2-0 series leads. did — but so did San Antonio. San Antonio’s Tony Parker The Spurs shot 51 percent from had 28 points and seven assists the field after shooting 38 percent as the Spurs beat the Los Angeles in Game 1. San Antonio was 7 for Lakers 102-91, Oklahoma City 14 on 3-pointers, including 5 for 7 Thunder squandered a 15-point in the first half. fourth-quarter lead but regrouped Parker had 15 points in the third to edge the Houston Rockets 105- quarter after going 1 for 6 in the 102 and Indiana’s Paul George had first half. He scored 12 straight his highest-scoring playoff game points on a series of layups and with 27 points to lead the Pacers floating jumpers against Steve to a 113-98 win over the Atlanta Blake. Parker’s run gave the Spurs Hawks. a 75-65 lead with 3 minutes left in San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and the third. Kawhi Leonard had 16 points each Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant while Manu Ginobili added 13 and Russell Westbrook both scored points and Matt Bonner had 10. 29 points to lead the Thunder over Dwight Howard and Steve Blake the Rockets. had 16 points each to lead Los AnDurant hit the go-ahead 3-pointer geles. Metta World Peace (formerly with 2:28 to play, and the Thunder didn’t relinquish the lead after that. Durant missed a free throw with 1 second left, but Houston was out of timeouts and Carlos Delfino couldn’t connect on a desperation shot at the final buzzer. J a m e s Harden scored 36 points and spearheaded a 21-2 comeback that wiped out the big deficit and put t h e R o c ke t s up 95-91. But the top-seeded Thunder were able to respond and protect the home-court adAP Photo/Eric Gay San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard (2) scores over vantage they’d Los Angeles Lakers’ Antawn Jamison (4) and Metta spent all season World Peace (15) during the first half of Game 2 earning. Game of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on 3 is Saturday in Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. Houston.

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SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Indiana all took big strides toward the next stage of the NBA playoffs by winning their home games on Wednesday and taking 2-0 series leads. San Antonio’s Tony Parker had 28 points and seven assists as the Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102-91, Oklahoma City Thunder squandered a 15-point fourth-quarter lead but regrouped to edge the Houston Rockets 105102 and Indiana’s Paul George had his highest-scoring playoff game with 27 points to lead the Pacers to a 113-98 win over the Atlanta Hawks. San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard had 16 points each while Manu Ginobili added 13 points and Matt Bonner had 10. Dwight Howard and Steve Blake had 16 points each to lead Los An-

geles. Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) and Pau Gasol added 13 points each, but no other player had more than nine as the Lakers shot 45 percent from the field. Game 3 is Friday in Los Angeles. Los Angeles said a key to winning was shooting better, and they did — but so did San Antonio. The Spurs shot 51 percent from the field after shooting 38 percent in Game 1. San Antonio was 7 for 14 on 3-pointers, including 5 for 7 in the first half. Parker had 15 points in the third quarter after going 1 for 6 in the first half. He scored 12 straight points on a series of layups and floating jump-

ers against Steve Blake. Parker’s run gave the Spurs a 75-65 lead with 3 minutes left in the third. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both scored 29 points to lead the Thunder over the Rockets. Durant hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:28 to play, and the Thunder didn’t relinquish the lead after that. Durant missed a free throw with 1 second left, but Houston was out of timeouts and Carlos Delfino couldn’t connect on a desperation shot at the final buzzer. James Harden scored 36 points and spearheaded a 21-2 comeback that wiped out the big deficit and put the Rockets up 95-91. But the top-seeded Thunder were able to respond and protect the home-court advantage they’d spent all season earning. Game 3 is Saturday in Houston.

Spies to sit out Jerez MotoGP race Michele Pirro stands in Ben Spies will miss MotoGP’s forthcoming Jerez race due to injury, with Ducati test rider Michele Pirro replacing him in the satellite Pramac squad. The American has still not fully recovered from a heavy fall in last year’s Sepang race, which left him with an AC shoulder separation, a cracked rib and bruis-

ing to the lung. He was forced to sit out the final two races of 2012 and the early ‘13 pre-season tests as a result. When he was able to return, a relatively minor off at Sepang aggravated his injuries. While Spies has competed in this year’s opening two races, finishing

10th and 13th respectively, he said he had experienced severe pain during the Austin warm-up. “We had a little bit of a problem with a nerve in my chest, for some reason,” the American said following MotoGP’s Austin race. “I don’t know whether it was over-compensating with my shoul-

der... two laps from the end of the warm-up I had a twinge in my chest and it felt like there was a knife in it. “I don’t know what happened. We went to the Clinica Mobile; they worked with me a lot and got me ready for the race. “We need to work harder and get back to 100 per

cent because we’re definitely not there, physically, right now.” Pirro rode Gresini’s CRT effort last year before joining Ducati as its official test rider. The 26-year-old Italian is set to get three wildcard starts in the 2013 MotoGP season, one of which was already scheduled for Jerez.


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Dortmund beats Real Madrid 4-1 in Champs League Associated Press Writer

DORTMUND, Germany — Drawing strength from a moment of adversity, Borussia Dortmund romped to a convincing 4-1 victory over Real Madrid on Wednesday and took a huge step toward the Champions League final. Despite confirmation on the eve of the first-leg semifinal that star player Mario Goetze is leaving for bitter rival Bayern Munich, Dortmund responded to ill-timed questions over its very place in the hierarchy of European football with a comprehensive defeat of one of the continent’s most aristocratic sides. Robert Lewandowski’s four goals lined up the prospect of an allGerman final at Wembley Stadium

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on May 25, following Bayern’s 4-0 rout of Barcelona on Tuesday. The second leg matches will be played next week. “We still have to go to Madrid. That won’t be a stroll in the park,” Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp said. Lewandowski opened the scoring in the eighth minute, only for Cristiano Ronaldo to equalize against the run of play two minutes before the interval. But Lewandowski beat the offside

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Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring his side’s fourth goal during the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid in Dortmund, western Germany, Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

trap to claim his second in the 50th, and the Poland striker completed his hat trick in stunning fashion five minutes later. He rounded off the scoring with a penalty in the 67th, after Xabi Alonso brought down Marco Reus. “I’m very happy with the four goals of course. But we’re not yet through,” Lewandowski said. “We have to stay as concentrated when we play in Madrid, because up to now we’ve only taken the first step.” Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Guendogan, playing on Madrid’s name, which means royal in Spanish, said: “It was a royal evening for us.” The only unbeaten side remaining in the competition, Dortmund made it six wins from six at home and extended Madrid’s run of six consecutive defeats in Germany. “I could see there was one team on the pitch that was much better than the other. The better team definitely won,” Madrid’s Jose Mourinho said after his worst result as a coach in the Champions League. The hosts’ preparations for the game looked to have been disrupted by news breaking the day before of attacking midfielder Mario Goetze’s decision to join Bayern at the end of the season. There was no obvious fallout during the match, though. “I am very proud of what the team delivered, especially after the difficulties of the past days,” Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said. Klopp meanwhile paid tribute to the fans’ reaction. “Without this atmosphere this game would not have been possible. One hundred percent,” Klopp said. His side almost claimed an early the lead when Reus ran at three defenders before forcing a save from Lopez. The rebound fell just beyond the lurking Lewandowski in front of the open goal. Lewandowski took his chance a minute later, however, when Ilkay Guendogan sent Goetze free down the left, and the 20-year-old whipped in a dangerous cross that Lewandowski managed to reach, holding off Pepe. Mesut Oezil almost played Ronaldo through as the visitors sought a response, but the pass was too far ahead of the Portugal star. The visitors’ troubles in the face of Dortmund’s pressing game were summed up when Alonso went back

to collect the ball from his goalkeeper, only to put a long pass out over the sideline. Ronaldo brought a smart save from Roman Weidenfeller with a free kick, before Guendogan shot over at the other end as the visitors resorted to last-ditch defending. Lewandowski, Reus and Goetze again were striking terror through the heart of the Madrid defense, which was resorting to last-ditch tackles to avert the danger. Dortmund’s swashbuckling forays forward had the crowd on their feet, rising to the occasion as they sensed something special was happening. Penalty appeals were waved away after Reus fell under Varane’s challenge in the area, and the home fans had further ground for complaint when Gonzalo Higuain seized on Mats Hummels’ weak back pass and rolled it across goal for Ronaldo to fire into an unguarded net. It was his 12th goal of this season’s campaign in Europe and his 50th in the Champions League overall. The game was being played at such a frenetic pace after the break that both sides found it hard to com-

plete passes.However, Lewandowski ran onto Reus’ defense-splitting pass before tucking the ball past Lopez, and he did even better five minutes later when he eluded Pepe by dragging the ball back and hammered the ball to the top right corner. Only a fingertip save from Diego Lopez denied Guendogan from claiming Dortmund’s fourth in the 62nd, but Lewandowski notched his fourth from the spot five minutes later. “I also scored four goals. 1990 in Erfurt,” joked Klopp, who once played in Germany’s second division. Asked if they could compare in quality to Lewandowski’s, he replied: “One of them was similar. I’m sure you will find it on the World Wide Web.” Lewandowski might have had a fifth late on, only to be denied by a flying save from Diego Lopez, before Varane missed the chance to pull one back in injury time. Though Dortmund is odds on for only its second appearance in the final — having won the competition in 1997 — Mourinho refused to give up hope of Madrid reaching a 13th European Cup final. “In football everything is possible,” Mourinho said. “Anything can happen next week.”

Velez strike first in Newell’s Libertadores clash

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BUENOS AIRES - Argentine champions Velez Sarsfield drew first blood with a 1-0 away win over Newell’s Old Boys in the opening clash of the Libertadores Cup last 16 on Wednesday. Velez took the lead in the first leg of the all-Argentine tie at Newell’s Marcelo Bielsa ground in Rosario with a fine goal from 18-year-old winger Agustin Allione in the 63rd minute. A quick break out of defence saw Jonathan Copete feeding playmaker Federico Insua, who threaded a pass through for Allione to beat goalkeeper Sebastian Perata with a right-footed shot. Velez right back Fabian Cubero will miss the second leg in Buenos Aires on May 14 after being sent

off six minutes from time for a second booking. Newell’s, who beat Velez 3-1 in Buenos Aires on Friday in the domestic championship, hit the bar twice, had a header cleared off the line by Emiliano Papa and saw a shot from defender Vergini tipped over by goalkeeper Sebastian Sosa. Three-time champions Nacional of Uruguay are away to Real Garcilaso at 3,400 metres above sea level in the Peruvian Andes in the first leg of their tie on Thursday. Holders Corinthians travel to face six-times champions Boca Juniors at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires next Wednesday, while favourites Atletico Mineiro visit Sao Paulo in an all-Brazilian clash the following day.

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Brazil struggled to a 2-2 draw in a friendly against Chile on Wednesday, being jeered by fans in the team’s final match before the Confederations Cup squad is announced. Chile opened the scoring with a header by defender Marcos Gonzalez in the seventh minute before Brazil defender Rever equalized with another header off a corner in the 25th. Neymar put Brazil ahead after a pass from substitute Alexandre Pato in the 54th but Eduardo Vargas equalized for the visitors with a long-range shot in the 65th. “It wasn’t what we expected,” Pato said. “We have to keep working.” Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari used only Brazil-based players, and the team was led by Ronaldinho, Neymar and Alexandre Pato. “We tried to do our best, we know we have an important tournament ahead, but we all knew that it was going to be difficult,” Ronaldinho said. As Brazil failed to create significant scoring chances and struggled with passing mistakes throughout the

match, fans showed their discontent and constantly booed and jeered the team near the end. The match served as a test event at the new Mineirao, one of the six stadiums for the World Cup warm-up tournament in June, and fans loudly complained of difficulties accessing the venue. There were huge traffic jams and long lines outside the stadium for the more than 50,000 fans who attended the match. It was Brazil’s first match in one of the stadiums which will be used in the Confederations Cup and next year’s World Cup. The Confederations Cup squad will be announced on May 14, before Brazil faces England at the renovated Maracana on June 2 and France at the Arena Gremio on June 9. Brazil has won only one match since Scolari returned to the national team. It beat Bolivia earlier this month, but drew Italy and Russia and lost to England. Chile surprised early on Wednesday, getting on the board after Brazilian defenders failed to clear a cross into the area. Brazil goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri made the initial save but the ball ricocheted across the area

to Gonzalez, and the Flamengo defender easily found the net from close range. Neymar took the corner that led to the equalizer by Rever, who beat two defenders to head the ball into the lower left corner. Then the striker easily scored the go-ahead goal after Pato entered the area free from markers and fed him the ball in front of the open net. Vargas, who plays in Brazil with Gremio, equalized the match again with a well-placed right-footed shot that found the far corner as Cavalieri dived to his left. Neymar left the field after the final whistle with an apparent left leg muscle injury. Considered the future of Brazilian football, the forward didn’t play well and was jeered by fans at times, including after he missed a clear chance from close range in the 35th, sending a shot way over the crossbar with only the goalkeeper to beat. “One day you are jeered, the other you are applauded,” Neymar said. “That’s how it goes in football, I’m already used to it.” Chile’s Braulio Leal was red carded in stoppage time for a hard foul.

Robin van Persie was sold to United and they replaced him with Frenchman Olivier Giroud who will be suspended for a match his side dare not lose. Van Persie took his tally to 24 goals on Monday with a hat-trick against Aston Villa as United wrapped up a 20th league title and Arsenal fans can only wonder at what might have been had he not left to fulfil his ambitions at Old Trafford. The Dutchman, who had just one FA Cup winners medal to show for his eight and a half years in north London, scored as Arsenal went down 2-1 at Old Trafford earlier in the season. After a

recent lull, his dazzling display against Villa made him favourite to end the season as the league’s top scorer for a second consecutive campaign. Once the pre-match niceties are over at the Emirates the old animosity that used to accompany these fixtures could re-surface as there remains plenty at stake. With Manchester City likely to finish runners-up, capital trio Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are scrapping for the other two Champions League slots. Arsenal are third with 63 points with four games left, a point ahead of Chelsea and two ahead of Tottenham, both of whom have five games left to play.United know that if they win their last four games, which also include a home game against Chelsea, they will set a new Premier League points record of 96.Chelsea host mid-table Swansea City on Sunday (1400) while Tottenham, reinvigorated after a 3-1 victory over Manchester City last week, travel to relegation battlers Wigan Athletic on Saturday (1400) hoping to exert some pressure on their top-four rivals. When Arsene Wenger took over as Arsenal manager in 1996 it marked the beginning of rivalry with Manchester United that was as intense as anything else in world soccer.The personality clash between Wenger and United manager Alex Ferguson fanned the flames and things regularly combusted on the pitch, and off it as was the case when Arsenal’s players hurled pizza at their rivals after one particularly feisty encounter.From the 1997-98 season, when Wenger’s Arsenal won the title, to United’s triumph in 2002-03, the two sides finished first and second on five occasions.

Returning Van Persie could spell trouble for Arsenal Reuters

LONDON - The irony could be almost too much for Arsenal fans to bear on Sunday with their team expected to form a guard of honour for newly-crowned champions Manchester United.It is a long time since Premier League clashes between the old adversaries in April were often “title deciders” with the only real significance of the outcome of Sunday’s match (1500) being its effect on Arsenal’s chances of finishing in the top four. Arsenal’s title challenge effectively ended last August when top goalscorer

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Manchester United’s Robin van Persie celebrates after his team clinched the English Premier League soccer title with a win against Aston Villa at Old Trafford in Manchester. northern England, April 22, 2013.

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Brazil’s Andre Santos, top, heads the ball against Chile’s Fernando Meneses during a friendly soccer match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Klinsmann says Donovan has work to do Associated Press Writer

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann is monitoring Landon Donovan and says the midfielder has work to do to earn back his spot in the national team. A member of the last three American World Cup squads, the 31-year-old Donovan returned for the Los Angeles Galaxy on March 30 following a sabbatical of nearly four months. The U.S. has friendlies against Belgium on May 29 and Germany on June 2 ahead of three World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica and Honduras from June 7-18. Klinsmann said Wednesday “there are players clearly ahead of Landon Donovan right now.” Klinsmann left open the possibility that midfielder Stuart Holden could make the Americans’ CONCACAF Gold Cup squad. Holden returned in February following a knee injury that limited him to one game in nearly two years.


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DORTMUND, Germany — Drawing strength from a moment of adversity, Borussia Dortmund romped to a convincing 4-1 victory over Real Madrid on Wednesday and took a huge step toward the Champions League final. Despite confirmation on the eve of the first-leg semifinal that star player Mario Goetze is leaving for bitter rival Bayern Munich, Dortmund responded to ill-timed questions over its very place in the hierarchy of European football with a comprehensive defeat of one of the continent’s most aristocratic sides. Robert Lewandowski’s four goals lined up the prospect of an allGerman final at Wembley Stadium

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on May 25, following Bayern’s 4-0 rout of Barcelona on Tuesday. The second leg matches will be played next week. “We still have to go to Madrid. That won’t be a stroll in the park,” Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp said. Lewandowski opened the scoring in the eighth minute, only for Cristiano Ronaldo to equalize against the run of play two minutes before the interval. But Lewandowski beat the offside

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Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring his side’s fourth goal during the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid in Dortmund, western Germany, Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

trap to claim his second in the 50th, and the Poland striker completed his hat trick in stunning fashion five minutes later. He rounded off the scoring with a penalty in the 67th, after Xabi Alonso brought down Marco Reus. “I’m very happy with the four goals of course. But we’re not yet through,” Lewandowski said. “We have to stay as concentrated when we play in Madrid, because up to now we’ve only taken the first step.” Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Guendogan, playing on Madrid’s name, which means royal in Spanish, said: “It was a royal evening for us.” The only unbeaten side remaining in the competition, Dortmund made it six wins from six at home and extended Madrid’s run of six consecutive defeats in Germany. “I could see there was one team on the pitch that was much better than the other. The better team definitely won,” Madrid’s Jose Mourinho said after his worst result as a coach in the Champions League. The hosts’ preparations for the game looked to have been disrupted by news breaking the day before of attacking midfielder Mario Goetze’s decision to join Bayern at the end of the season. There was no obvious fallout during the match, though. “I am very proud of what the team delivered, especially after the difficulties of the past days,” Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said. Klopp meanwhile paid tribute to the fans’ reaction. “Without this atmosphere this game would not have been possible. One hundred percent,” Klopp said. His side almost claimed an early the lead when Reus ran at three defenders before forcing a save from Lopez. The rebound fell just beyond the lurking Lewandowski in front of the open goal. Lewandowski took his chance a minute later, however, when Ilkay Guendogan sent Goetze free down the left, and the 20-year-old whipped in a dangerous cross that Lewandowski managed to reach, holding off Pepe. Mesut Oezil almost played Ronaldo through as the visitors sought a response, but the pass was too far ahead of the Portugal star. The visitors’ troubles in the face of Dortmund’s pressing game were summed up when Alonso went back

to collect the ball from his goalkeeper, only to put a long pass out over the sideline. Ronaldo brought a smart save from Roman Weidenfeller with a free kick, before Guendogan shot over at the other end as the visitors resorted to last-ditch defending. Lewandowski, Reus and Goetze again were striking terror through the heart of the Madrid defense, which was resorting to last-ditch tackles to avert the danger. Dortmund’s swashbuckling forays forward had the crowd on their feet, rising to the occasion as they sensed something special was happening. Penalty appeals were waved away after Reus fell under Varane’s challenge in the area, and the home fans had further ground for complaint when Gonzalo Higuain seized on Mats Hummels’ weak back pass and rolled it across goal for Ronaldo to fire into an unguarded net. It was his 12th goal of this season’s campaign in Europe and his 50th in the Champions League overall. The game was being played at such a frenetic pace after the break that both sides found it hard to com-

plete passes.However, Lewandowski ran onto Reus’ defense-splitting pass before tucking the ball past Lopez, and he did even better five minutes later when he eluded Pepe by dragging the ball back and hammered the ball to the top right corner. Only a fingertip save from Diego Lopez denied Guendogan from claiming Dortmund’s fourth in the 62nd, but Lewandowski notched his fourth from the spot five minutes later. “I also scored four goals. 1990 in Erfurt,” joked Klopp, who once played in Germany’s second division. Asked if they could compare in quality to Lewandowski’s, he replied: “One of them was similar. I’m sure you will find it on the World Wide Web.” Lewandowski might have had a fifth late on, only to be denied by a flying save from Diego Lopez, before Varane missed the chance to pull one back in injury time. Though Dortmund is odds on for only its second appearance in the final — having won the competition in 1997 — Mourinho refused to give up hope of Madrid reaching a 13th European Cup final. “In football everything is possible,” Mourinho said. “Anything can happen next week.”

Velez strike first in Newell’s Libertadores clash

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BUENOS AIRES - Argentine champions Velez Sarsfield drew first blood with a 1-0 away win over Newell’s Old Boys in the opening clash of the Libertadores Cup last 16 on Wednesday. Velez took the lead in the first leg of the all-Argentine tie at Newell’s Marcelo Bielsa ground in Rosario with a fine goal from 18-year-old winger Agustin Allione in the 63rd minute. A quick break out of defence saw Jonathan Copete feeding playmaker Federico Insua, who threaded a pass through for Allione to beat goalkeeper Sebastian Perata with a right-footed shot. Velez right back Fabian Cubero will miss the second leg in Buenos Aires on May 14 after being sent

off six minutes from time for a second booking. Newell’s, who beat Velez 3-1 in Buenos Aires on Friday in the domestic championship, hit the bar twice, had a header cleared off the line by Emiliano Papa and saw a shot from defender Vergini tipped over by goalkeeper Sebastian Sosa. Three-time champions Nacional of Uruguay are away to Real Garcilaso at 3,400 metres above sea level in the Peruvian Andes in the first leg of their tie on Thursday. Holders Corinthians travel to face six-times champions Boca Juniors at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires next Wednesday, while favourites Atletico Mineiro visit Sao Paulo in an all-Brazilian clash the following day.

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Brazil struggled to a 2-2 draw in a friendly against Chile on Wednesday, being jeered by fans in the team’s final match before the Confederations Cup squad is announced. Chile opened the scoring with a header by defender Marcos Gonzalez in the seventh minute before Brazil defender Rever equalized with another header off a corner in the 25th. Neymar put Brazil ahead after a pass from substitute Alexandre Pato in the 54th but Eduardo Vargas equalized for the visitors with a long-range shot in the 65th. “It wasn’t what we expected,” Pato said. “We have to keep working.” Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari used only Brazil-based players, and the team was led by Ronaldinho, Neymar and Alexandre Pato. “We tried to do our best, we know we have an important tournament ahead, but we all knew that it was going to be difficult,” Ronaldinho said. As Brazil failed to create significant scoring chances and struggled with passing mistakes throughout the

match, fans showed their discontent and constantly booed and jeered the team near the end. The match served as a test event at the new Mineirao, one of the six stadiums for the World Cup warm-up tournament in June, and fans loudly complained of difficulties accessing the venue. There were huge traffic jams and long lines outside the stadium for the more than 50,000 fans who attended the match. It was Brazil’s first match in one of the stadiums which will be used in the Confederations Cup and next year’s World Cup. The Confederations Cup squad will be announced on May 14, before Brazil faces England at the renovated Maracana on June 2 and France at the Arena Gremio on June 9. Brazil has won only one match since Scolari returned to the national team. It beat Bolivia earlier this month, but drew Italy and Russia and lost to England. Chile surprised early on Wednesday, getting on the board after Brazilian defenders failed to clear a cross into the area. Brazil goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri made the initial save but the ball ricocheted across the area

to Gonzalez, and the Flamengo defender easily found the net from close range. Neymar took the corner that led to the equalizer by Rever, who beat two defenders to head the ball into the lower left corner. Then the striker easily scored the go-ahead goal after Pato entered the area free from markers and fed him the ball in front of the open net. Vargas, who plays in Brazil with Gremio, equalized the match again with a well-placed right-footed shot that found the far corner as Cavalieri dived to his left. Neymar left the field after the final whistle with an apparent left leg muscle injury. Considered the future of Brazilian football, the forward didn’t play well and was jeered by fans at times, including after he missed a clear chance from close range in the 35th, sending a shot way over the crossbar with only the goalkeeper to beat. “One day you are jeered, the other you are applauded,” Neymar said. “That’s how it goes in football, I’m already used to it.” Chile’s Braulio Leal was red carded in stoppage time for a hard foul.

Robin van Persie was sold to United and they replaced him with Frenchman Olivier Giroud who will be suspended for a match his side dare not lose. Van Persie took his tally to 24 goals on Monday with a hat-trick against Aston Villa as United wrapped up a 20th league title and Arsenal fans can only wonder at what might have been had he not left to fulfil his ambitions at Old Trafford. The Dutchman, who had just one FA Cup winners medal to show for his eight and a half years in north London, scored as Arsenal went down 2-1 at Old Trafford earlier in the season. After a

recent lull, his dazzling display against Villa made him favourite to end the season as the league’s top scorer for a second consecutive campaign. Once the pre-match niceties are over at the Emirates the old animosity that used to accompany these fixtures could re-surface as there remains plenty at stake. With Manchester City likely to finish runners-up, capital trio Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are scrapping for the other two Champions League slots. Arsenal are third with 63 points with four games left, a point ahead of Chelsea and two ahead of Tottenham, both of whom have five games left to play.United know that if they win their last four games, which also include a home game against Chelsea, they will set a new Premier League points record of 96.Chelsea host mid-table Swansea City on Sunday (1400) while Tottenham, reinvigorated after a 3-1 victory over Manchester City last week, travel to relegation battlers Wigan Athletic on Saturday (1400) hoping to exert some pressure on their top-four rivals. When Arsene Wenger took over as Arsenal manager in 1996 it marked the beginning of rivalry with Manchester United that was as intense as anything else in world soccer.The personality clash between Wenger and United manager Alex Ferguson fanned the flames and things regularly combusted on the pitch, and off it as was the case when Arsenal’s players hurled pizza at their rivals after one particularly feisty encounter.From the 1997-98 season, when Wenger’s Arsenal won the title, to United’s triumph in 2002-03, the two sides finished first and second on five occasions.

Returning Van Persie could spell trouble for Arsenal Reuters

LONDON - The irony could be almost too much for Arsenal fans to bear on Sunday with their team expected to form a guard of honour for newly-crowned champions Manchester United.It is a long time since Premier League clashes between the old adversaries in April were often “title deciders” with the only real significance of the outcome of Sunday’s match (1500) being its effect on Arsenal’s chances of finishing in the top four. Arsenal’s title challenge effectively ended last August when top goalscorer

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Manchester United’s Robin van Persie celebrates after his team clinched the English Premier League soccer title with a win against Aston Villa at Old Trafford in Manchester. northern England, April 22, 2013.

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Brazil’s Andre Santos, top, heads the ball against Chile’s Fernando Meneses during a friendly soccer match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Klinsmann says Donovan has work to do Associated Press Writer

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann is monitoring Landon Donovan and says the midfielder has work to do to earn back his spot in the national team. A member of the last three American World Cup squads, the 31-year-old Donovan returned for the Los Angeles Galaxy on March 30 following a sabbatical of nearly four months. The U.S. has friendlies against Belgium on May 29 and Germany on June 2 ahead of three World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica and Honduras from June 7-18. Klinsmann said Wednesday “there are players clearly ahead of Landon Donovan right now.” Klinsmann left open the possibility that midfielder Stuart Holden could make the Americans’ CONCACAF Gold Cup squad. Holden returned in February following a knee injury that limited him to one game in nearly two years.


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Pengukurukuran Temple IBP

Aura of this temple is very intense. It does not only retain shrines in Balinese architecture, but also features a temple of old Javanese style. This sacred ancient relic remains to survive up to these days. For a venue of meditation, it must be solemn. Moreover, if it is carried out in Garba Cave located in the east of the temple exactly at the Pakerisan riverside, the ambience will surely be more stable. Foreign tourists are very eager to visit the sanctuary. It’s the Pengukurukuran Temple. It is believed to be the first to measure the strength of Bali in the past time. Here, the strength of Kebo Iwa was measured before becoming a chief minister in ancient Balinese kingdom. The location on the edge of Pakerisan River was used as a school for the kings of Bali. Its location is at the Sawagunung customary village, Pejeng, Tampaksiring subdistrict, Gianyar County. Chief of local temple priests, Jero Mangku Dewa Gede Rauh, revealed the temple had some shrines along with the sites originating from ancient times. The temple spreading across 2 hectares of land was said to be the venue where the kings of ancient Bali measured the land, including finding a suitable place to build the center of a temple. The values of prehistoric and historic remains

in the form of Great Temple were stored in the shrine of Ratu Bujangga. Meanwhile, in the east of the temple, exactly on the edge of Pakerisan Temple, lay a relic named Garba Cave believed to guard the temple. It was said the cave was once taken advantage by Chief Minister Kebo Iwa from Bedahulu kingdom. In the south of the temple occurred a stone path and rock stone gates. The road was heading for the Garba Cave. There was a stone containing a trace of footprint whose size exceeded the size of a human foot soles and believed if it belonged to Kebo Iwa. At the making of a ladder, the stones were said to walk by itself pursuant to the will of Kebo Iwa. Uniquely, every time stepping down the stairs, the amount was always different. According to story developing in the area, before Kebo Iwa became a Chief Minister of Bedahulu his competency was tested by the royal officials, including by Ki Pasung Grigis, known to have a supernatural power. The place where to measure the supernatural strength was known as Dharmma Hanyar. Since Kebo Iwa was unbeaten he was finally accepted to fill in the position as Chief Minister of Bedahulu. On that account, the capability of Kebo Iwa was measured in the Dharmma Hanyar, where the place was then called Pengukurukuran.

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Parker leads Spurs to 102-91 win over Lakers

San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard (2) scores over Los Angeles Lakers’ Antawn Jamison (4) and Metta World Peace (15) during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.

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Ron Artest) and Pau Gasol added 13 points each, but no other player SAN ANTONIO — San Anto- had more than nine as the Lakers nio, Oklahoma City and Indiana shot 45 percent from the field. all took big strides toward the next Game 3 is Friday in Los Angestage of the NBA playoffs by win- les. Los Angeles said a key to winning their home games on Wednes- ning was shooting better, and they day and taking 2-0 series leads. did — but so did San Antonio. San Antonio’s Tony Parker The Spurs shot 51 percent from had 28 points and seven assists the field after shooting 38 percent as the Spurs beat the Los Angeles in Game 1. San Antonio was 7 for Lakers 102-91, Oklahoma City 14 on 3-pointers, including 5 for 7 Thunder squandered a 15-point in the first half. fourth-quarter lead but regrouped Parker had 15 points in the third to edge the Houston Rockets 105- quarter after going 1 for 6 in the 102 and Indiana’s Paul George had first half. He scored 12 straight his highest-scoring playoff game points on a series of layups and with 27 points to lead the Pacers floating jumpers against Steve to a 113-98 win over the Atlanta Blake. Parker’s run gave the Spurs Hawks. a 75-65 lead with 3 minutes left in San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and the third. Kawhi Leonard had 16 points each Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant while Manu Ginobili added 13 and Russell Westbrook both scored points and Matt Bonner had 10. 29 points to lead the Thunder over Dwight Howard and Steve Blake the Rockets. had 16 points each to lead Los AnDurant hit the go-ahead 3-pointer geles. Metta World Peace (formerly with 2:28 to play, and the Thunder didn’t relinquish the lead after that. Durant missed a free throw with 1 second left, but Houston was out of timeouts and Carlos Delfino couldn’t connect on a desperation shot at the final buzzer. J a m e s Harden scored 36 points and spearheaded a 21-2 comeback that wiped out the big deficit and put t h e R o c ke t s up 95-91. But the top-seeded Thunder were able to respond and protect the home-court adAP Photo/Eric Gay San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard (2) scores over vantage they’d Los Angeles Lakers’ Antawn Jamison (4) and Metta spent all season World Peace (15) during the first half of Game 2 earning. Game of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on 3 is Saturday in Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. Houston.

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Parker leads Spurs to 102-91 win over Lakers

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SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Indiana all took big strides toward the next stage of the NBA playoffs by winning their home games on Wednesday and taking 2-0 series leads. San Antonio’s Tony Parker had 28 points and seven assists as the Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102-91, Oklahoma City Thunder squandered a 15-point fourth-quarter lead but regrouped to edge the Houston Rockets 105102 and Indiana’s Paul George had his highest-scoring playoff game with 27 points to lead the Pacers to a 113-98 win over the Atlanta Hawks. San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard had 16 points each while Manu Ginobili added 13 points and Matt Bonner had 10. Dwight Howard and Steve Blake had 16 points each to lead Los An-

geles. Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) and Pau Gasol added 13 points each, but no other player had more than nine as the Lakers shot 45 percent from the field. Game 3 is Friday in Los Angeles. Los Angeles said a key to winning was shooting better, and they did — but so did San Antonio. The Spurs shot 51 percent from the field after shooting 38 percent in Game 1. San Antonio was 7 for 14 on 3-pointers, including 5 for 7 in the first half. Parker had 15 points in the third quarter after going 1 for 6 in the first half. He scored 12 straight points on a series of layups and floating jump-

ers against Steve Blake. Parker’s run gave the Spurs a 75-65 lead with 3 minutes left in the third. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both scored 29 points to lead the Thunder over the Rockets. Durant hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:28 to play, and the Thunder didn’t relinquish the lead after that. Durant missed a free throw with 1 second left, but Houston was out of timeouts and Carlos Delfino couldn’t connect on a desperation shot at the final buzzer. James Harden scored 36 points and spearheaded a 21-2 comeback that wiped out the big deficit and put the Rockets up 95-91. But the top-seeded Thunder were able to respond and protect the home-court advantage they’d spent all season earning. Game 3 is Saturday in Houston.

Spies to sit out Jerez MotoGP race Michele Pirro stands in Ben Spies will miss MotoGP’s forthcoming Jerez race due to injury, with Ducati test rider Michele Pirro replacing him in the satellite Pramac squad. The American has still not fully recovered from a heavy fall in last year’s Sepang race, which left him with an AC shoulder separation, a cracked rib and bruis-

ing to the lung. He was forced to sit out the final two races of 2012 and the early ‘13 pre-season tests as a result. When he was able to return, a relatively minor off at Sepang aggravated his injuries. While Spies has competed in this year’s opening two races, finishing

10th and 13th respectively, he said he had experienced severe pain during the Austin warm-up. “We had a little bit of a problem with a nerve in my chest, for some reason,” the American said following MotoGP’s Austin race. “I don’t know whether it was over-compensating with my shoul-

der... two laps from the end of the warm-up I had a twinge in my chest and it felt like there was a knife in it. “I don’t know what happened. We went to the Clinica Mobile; they worked with me a lot and got me ready for the race. “We need to work harder and get back to 100 per

cent because we’re definitely not there, physically, right now.” Pirro rode Gresini’s CRT effort last year before joining Ducati as its official test rider. The 26-year-old Italian is set to get three wildcard starts in the 2013 MotoGP season, one of which was already scheduled for Jerez.


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Italy president names center-left’s Letta as new premier Reuters

ROME - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Wednesday asked center-left politician Enrico Letta to form a new government, signaling the end of a damaging two-month stalemate since elections in the euro zone’s third largest economy in February. Letta, from the Democratic Party (PD), said he would start talks to form a broad-based coalition on Thursday. It is likely to go to parliament for a vote of confidence by early next week. The prime minister designate is expected to select a group of ministers, likely to be a mixture of politicians and technocrats, under the guidance of Napolitano, whose own unprecedented re-election last weekend opened the way for an end to the crisis. The new government will be backed primarily by Letta’s center-left and the center-right People of Freedom party (PDL) led by Silvio Berlusconi, which had previously failed to reach a deal following inconclusive elections two months ago. Rivalries between the parties as well as rifts within the PD, which fell short of a viable parliamentary majority in February’s vote, could still block an accord. But formation of a government after such a long impasse would signal that Italy is finally ready to make a start on much-needed reforms. Accepting his mandate, Letta said he would not form a government “at all costs”, warning that the warring parties must make compromises or he would

withdraw. He said Italy faced an untenable situation and the government must provide answers on jobs, poverty and the crisis facing small businesses in a recession that now matches the longest since World War II. European Union economic policies had been too focused on austerity instead of growth, he said, and Italy’s parliamentary system must be reformed together with the widely criticized electoral law that has virtually guaranteed stalemate. The bespectacled and balding Letta is an urbane moderate who speaks fluent English and at 46 would be one of Italy’s youngest prime ministers, representing a generational change from the era of Berlusconi and outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti. A staunch pro-European and a member of the now-defunct Christian Democrat party in his youth, he is likely to be welcomed by foreign governments and markets and can also work with the center-right. He is the nephew of Berlusconi’s longtime chief of staff,

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Democratic Party (PD) and centre-left deputy Enrico Letta speaks to reporters after consultations with Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale palace in Rome April 23, 2013.

Gianni Letta, and has numerous political friends on all sides of parliament, which could help ease the fractious climate since the election.

MARKET RELIEF As Letta met close aides, the names being circulated as likely future ministers suggested a government broadly in line with Monti’s outgoing technocrat administration but including senior politicians such as PDL party secretary Angelino Alfano. Bank of Italy director general Fabrizio Saccomanni was seen as a possible economy minister and Enrico Giovannini, head of statistics agency ISTAT, may take over the industry ministry. Monti himself could return as foreign minister, helping to maintain the international contacts he cultivated as premier. Investors had already reacted with relief to the prospect of an end to the intractable crisis, with Italy’s two-year borrowing costs on Wednesday tumbling to their lowest level since the start of European monetary union in 1999. However, the country’s problems are not over, with significant differences remaining between left and right over economic policy and the center-left in disarray after letting slip an election it had once seemed sure to win. These difficulties were put into sharp focus even before Letta was chosen, when Renato Brunetta, a senior member of Berlusconi’s PDL party, said they would only support a government committed to repealing, and refunding, a housing tax introduced by Monti.

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fight over rhino poaching escalates

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JOHANNESBURG — A U.S. firm recently gave smart phones to some game rangers in South Africa to help them track poachers who kill rhinos for their horns. An anti-poaching ad campaign in Vietnam, a key illegal market, shows rhinos with human hands or feet in place of horns, which are made from the same material as fingernails and toenails. Despite these and other globe-spanning projects to protect the rhinoceros, the rate of poaching in South Africa — home to most of Africa’s rhinos — this year is on track to exceed the record number of illegal kills in 2012, conservation officials say. The more money, innovation and publicity go into the cause, the more poachers, who see rhino horn as a high-priced commodity, seemingly diversify their hunt. It resembles a tit-for-tat escalation, similar to the old arcade game “Whac-a-Mole,” in which disparate campaigns can target a poaching tactic or location only for the killing to pop up in other places and forms. “The demand seems to be such that every time there’s a clampdown in one area, another issue emerges,” said Dr. Jo Shaw, a rhino expert in South Africa for the World Wildlife Fund. South Africa, a haven-turned-killing ground, was once a big success. The intensity of the battle here has since made it a crucible for experiments and policy debates on how to stop poachers seeking to meet surging demand in some Asian countries. Consumers covet rhino horn after it is ground into a powder as a balm for health, despite no supporting evidence. A South African opposition party has urged the government to label rhino poaching as a national disaster, allowing the allocation of disaster management funds to fight poaching. The Democratic Alliance also called for more discussion about legalizing the trade in rhino horns, which can grow back after cutting. “A total ban on rhino horn trade will eventually lead to the complete extinction of the species. A regulated and controlled trade would supply demand and dismantle poaching syndicates through open market pressures,” opposition lawmaker Anthony Benadie said in a statement. Some conservationists warn that a legal trade would not necessarily stamp out the illegal one. Besides, it would require the approval of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES. The group, which has 173 signatory countries, met in Bangkok in March and won’t meet again for three years. Poachers killed 668 rhinos in South Africa in 2012, a 50 percent increase over the previous year. On April 18, South Africa said 232 rhino had been illegally killed so far this year, 70 percent of them in the vast Kruger National Park. “The patterns keep indicating that it will be over 800” this year, said Shaw of the World Wildlife Fund.She said the number of white and black rhinos in South Africa, 19,000 and 2,000 respectively, is actually rising. By some estimates, however, the populations will reach a “tipping point” in 2016 and then decline if poaching persists. Albi Modise, spokesman for South Africa’s department of environmental affairs, said the use of gun silencers and other sophisticated equipment by poachers “requires that we up our game as well in terms of anti-poaching activity.” In one success, Shaw said, authorities have stopped Vietnamese and others killing rhinos in South Africa under the guise of legal trophy-hunting, and then illegally selling the horns abroad. South Africa regulates limited hunting of rhinos, though this practice is coming under increasing scrutiny. The poaching crisis has triggered an array of measures whose effectiveness is hotly debated.

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INDONESIA Police hunt for prisoner involved in Poso violent cases Antara

Palu - Police are conducting a hunt for Mohammad Basri who fled several days ago from a prison where he is serving 19 years of his prison term for his involvement in several violent cases in Poso in 2004-2006. Central Sulawesi police command spokesman Adjunct Senior Commissioner Soemarno said here on Thursday a joint team of law enforcers had conducted a sweep on the border between Poso and Parigi Moutong districts. “The operation has been done since last night to limit Basri`s movement,” he said. He said the police were only notified about his escape by the Ampana Penitentiary in Tojo UnaUna district on April 23 while the prisoner had been declared missing since April 19.

Basri received a permit to leave the prison to see his family member who is sick in the Poso district located around 220 kilometers from Tojo Una-Una. He said the Central Sulawesi police command and the National Police Headquarters kept coordinating to find Basri who is believed to be still in the Poso district. “We also involved anti-terror unit Densus 88 in the effort,” he said. Basri alias Ayas alias Bagong was born in Gebang Rejo, Poso Kota, in the district of Poso, 37

years ago. He had committed violence including killings, bombings and shootings that had left a number of people dead. He said he had committed the acts in revenge for the death of his family members during communal conflicts in the region in 2000. Soemarno called on the people in Poso to help inform the police if they know about his whereabouts. In connection with Basri`s escape the head of the Ampana Penitentiary would be questioned.

Patched... From page 1 When the tender process ran smoothly, he estimated the projects could be realized at the end of May 2013. Considering the project budget was different in each package, according to him, the implementation of all the projects could be worked on simultaneously. “At the latest, they should have been worked on in June,” he added. When asked about the condition of Jalan Gunung Catur resembling a patchwork repair, Dirgayusa explained that Jalan Gunung Catur as a road access to Jalan Kebo Iwa had very different soil texture from the other roads. The class of road and the burden of passing vehicles were inappropriate, so that the road quickly turned damaged. Moreover, the northernmost part of Jalan Gunung Catur had no gutter so that the water would overflow onto the streets during rainy season. As consequence, the existing asphalt flaked off. “Hopefully, the tender process can be finished and the road repairs can be undertaken in accordance with the schedule determined,” he said. (kmb27)

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, left, Malaysia’s Senate President Abu Zahar Ujang and Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pose during a group photo section at the 7th IMT-GT Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Thursday, April 25, 2013.

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Indonesian player banned for life for punching ref Associated Press Writer

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian player who punched a referee in the face has been banned for life by the country’s football authority. Pieter Rumaropen, a striker for Papua province club Persiwa Wamena, punched referee Muhaimin in the face after he awarded a penalty to Pelita Bandung Raya during a Super League match on Sunday in West Java’s capital Bandung. Muhaimin was taken to hospital where he received four stitches. Hinca Panjaitan, a member of the disciplinary commission of Indonesia’s Football Association, PSSI, said Rumaropen’s behavior damaged the image of the country’s football. In 2008, PSSI imposed life bans on four players for beating up a referee and his assistants.

People should not have different interpretations over Susno`s verdict Antara

Jakarta - Chief Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto has asked all sides not to have different interpretations over the Supreme Court`s verdict on former police chief detective Commissioner General Susno Duadji. “All sides must respect the decisions taken by the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court. There should be no other interpretations with regard to the enforcement of the law in this country,” Djoko said in an official statement received here on Thursday. On Wednesday, an execution team of the Jakarta High Prosecutor Office and the South Jakarta Prosecutor Office planed to take Susno from his residence in Jalan Pakar Raya No. 6, Ciburial Village, Bandung District, Bandung West Java. However, the execution plan did not run smoothly because Susno resisted the execution order. His lawyer Yusril Ihza Mahendra came to his house to ask for his protection. Susno was than taken to the West Java Police Headquarters. Until the wee hours on Thursday, the execution team from the prosecutor office continued to make effort to carry out the execution order but failed. “The execution team finally left the West Java Police Headquarters at 0.15 Thursday morning,” Attorney General`s Office Spokesman Setia Untung Arimuladi said. He said that the prosecutor office was firmed in its plan to carry out the execution of Susno`s imprisonment because it was in line with the law. “Of course we are working based on the law. So, we are committed to carrying out the execution,” he said. He also denied that police officers were protecting Susno Duadji. “The police did not protect him. His case was also handled by the police,” he said. Susno was convicted by the South Jakarta District Court in March 2011 of taking a Rp500 million ($57,500) bribe to settle a legal dispute over the ownership of a fish farm in 2009. He has already rejected three requests for him to report to prosecutor`s office to serve his sentence. The court also said that Susno was proven guilty of deducting for his personal interest the pacification fund of West Java regional head election by Rp4.2 billion when he was West Java Regional Police chief in 2008. The Jakarta High Court upheld the conviction and the three-anda-half year sentence in November 2011. The Supreme Court added its weight to the verdict. Susno`s other lawyer Frederich Yunianto said the appeal verdict did not specifically mention that Susno must serve his prison term. “The appeal did not mention the execution order, and there were several other legal flaws, so the prosecutors should not interpret the verdict as they wish,” he said.


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BUSINESS Euro, commodities recover on weak dollar, UK GDP to come Reuters

LONDON - The euro and commodities gained ground on Thursday as evidence of a weakening U.S. economy put the dollar under pressure, while investors waited to find out whether Britain’s stagnant economy had fallen back into recession. Markets are looking to the British first-quarter gross domestic product number (GDP), due at 0930 GMT (5.30 a.m. ET), to see whether it reinforces the gloomy global economic picture painted by recent releases from Germany, China and the United States. “We had a run of weak data across the global board, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a softer number coming out of the UK,” said Rainer Guntermann, a strategist at Commerzbank. Britain’s $2.4-trillion economy is expected by analysts to have eked out growth of 0.1 percent in the first three months of 2013 to March, according to a Reuters poll. That would avoid a second quarter of contraction - the definition of a recession - after GDP shrank by 0.3 percent in the final three months of last year. The recent run of weak economic data, culminating news of the biggest drop for seven months in orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured products, saw the dollar fall 0.3 per-

cent against a basket of major currencies (.DXY) to 82.7. This helped the euro add about 0.2 percent to $1.3042 and move further away from a two-and-a-half-week low of $1.2954 recorded on Wednesday. The single European currency was also being supported by falling government bond yields in heavily indebted Italy and Spain and by hopes that Italy is about to have a new coalition government after two months of post-election political deadlock. Most of Europe’s stock markets opened on a subdued note following two days of strong gains as the signs of a growing economic slowdown across the region increased talk that the European Central Bank will cut rates next week. Senior sources have told Reuters that momentum is building for monetary action to help revive growth. The broad FTSE Eurofirst 300 index (.FTEU3) of top European shares gained about 0.2 percent in early trade, with the Paris CAC-

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei — China and 15 other AsiaPacific nations will kick off the first round of free trade talks next month to create one of the world’s largest trading blocs, officials said Thursday. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a rival pact to the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade initiative involving a dozen countries but that excludes China. Both the pacts underline competition between the U.S. and China for influence in Asia. At the end of a two-day gathering in Brunei on Thursday, leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations said in a statement that negotiations on the comprehensive partnership will commence next month in Brunei “with a view to completing them by 2015.”

Negotiators from the 16 countries will meet for five days from May 9 in Brunei to outline the scope of talks in the areas of goods, services and investment. The comprehensive partnership covers Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam plus that grouping’s six key trading partners — China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and India. The Southeast Asian grouping of countries already has separate free trade pacts with the six nations. Officials said the comprehensive free-trade pact, flagged by East Asian leaders at their summit in Cambodia just five months ago, was an expected outcome of efforts to merge various free trade agreements in the region to maximize the economic benefits. With the bustling region of 3.3

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Wayan, Made, Nyoman and Ketut are Balinese Names IBP

“What is in a name”, said William Shakespeare. However, for the Balinese, a name is very important. We believe it can influence the character of the bearer. Therefore, we avoid using names having a bad connotation or denoting a cruel figure in a story. If you learn a Balinese name etymologically, you may encounter that it has a good meaning. Giving a name is no by means careless. When a baby is already 42 days, the parent will choose a certain name, but only one is chosen. Those three names are put near the

burning wicks. The name given to the baby is the one near the wick, which burns the longest. Usually the name chosen has a meaning of hope, for example: the baby should

be healthy or having long life. Wayan, Made, Nyoman, Ketut, Gede or Putu are all Balinese initial names. They denote the numbers of the children. Wayan is derived from Waya (Wayahan or Wayah) meaning old (older). Made (Madya) means middle and sometimes is replaced with Nengah (tengah = middle) so it denotes the second child. Nyoman Anom (new or young) stands for the third baby. Since long time ago, the Bali-

nese have hoped that they would have three children. However, the dream did not come true. What happens now? Family planning is well accepted. So they do not dream anymore. The fourth child is called Ketut. Ketut --- Tut means to follow or additional baby. The fifth baby is Wayan Balik (back to Wayan) and so forth. Sometimes Wayan is replaced with Gede or Putu. They are connected to the caste system and

family relationship. For example, Gede and Putu are much used by family belonging to Pasek and Sengguhu clan. Both refer to the oldest child. In Singaraja, for instance, Made is variedly pronounced Kade or Kadek, Nyoman – Komang. In the names of royal family, the initial names above are often not mentioned. For example, Anak Agung, Ngurah, Gusti Ngurah, Dewa Ngurah and so on. (BTN/doc)

Sanur:

Fisherman village transform into tourism destination

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Traders work at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange April 12, 2013.

40 (.FCHI) and Frankfurt’s DAX (.GDAXI) flat to 0.2 percent higher. (.L)(.EU) Britain’s top share index, the FTSE 100 (.FTSE) was up 0.5 percent, setting a fresh three-week high, ahead of the national GDP data. U.S. stock futures were up 0.1 percent, indicating a calm Wall Street open. (.N) Earlier MSCI’s broadest index

of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.miapj0000pus> gained 0.7 percent, with Hong Kong shares (.HSI) rising 1.1 percent and hitting a three-week high, spurred by recovering commodity prices. Gold and copper prices were close to oneweek highs, while Brent crude oil held firm at $101.75 a barrel. Three-month copper on the Lon-

don Metal Exchange rose to $7,098 a metric ton (1.1023 tons), its highest since April 18, before paring gains to be around $7,043. Gold stood at $1,443 an ounce by having hit a high of $1,447.66 an ounce earlier in the session, its loftiest level since April 15, the day it posted its biggest ever daily drop in dollar terms.

China, 15 other Asian nations to start trade talks

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billion people accounting for about a third of the world economy, a successful accord could significantly bolster trade and investment. Some analysts said the complexity of the various trade agreements that need to be welded together means the comprehensive agreement will sacrifice an aggressive lowering of trade barriers to ensure a consensus is reached by the 2015 deadline. It will have a narrower scope than the Trans-Pacific pact and doesn’t cover issues such as intellectual property rights, reform of state-owned enterprises or regulatory standards, said Sanchita Basu Das, economic researcher at Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. “It will not be a goldstandard agreement,” she said. Under the comprehensive pact’s guidelines, special and differential treatment is allowed for poorer

nations such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. At the same time, flexibility clauses also allow members to drop trade policies with which they disagree and exclude sensitive industries from competition. While such flexibility makes it more attractive for developing nations to join the grouping, critics said it could also be a roadblock to greater integration and a handicap for countries unwilling to reform. Seven of the comprehensive partnership members — Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and Japan — are also involved in Trans-Pacific talks. Chile, Canada, Mexico, Peru and the United States are the other members in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which accounts for nearly 40 percent of global GDP and about a third of world trade. Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific pact began in 2005 and President

Barack Obama’s administration has said it hopes to wrap up talks by the end of this year. The pact is crucial to the U.S. as it seeks to reassert itself as an Asian and Pacific power, countering China. Washington has only a handful of trade agreements in Asia, unlike China which has inked pacts with many countries and recently restarted three-way free trade talks with South Korea and Japan. “America doesn’t want China in the TPP but rather than saying it outright, they crafted the agreement so deeply that they know the Chinese can’t do it,” said Simon Tay, who heads Singapore’s Institute of International Affairs. “At the moment, the regional comprehensive partnership is shallow, but healthy competition from the TPP can galvanize members to go a bit further to make it more meaningful.”

Sanur with the beautiful white sandy beaches and the famous Le Mayeur Museum are well known by tourists throughout the world. One of the icons for Bali tourism has been famous since the colonialism era. At that time, the Netherlands army landed on Sanur Beach in 1906. The beach also can be found in very old inscription about Bali’s history and also on an old stone writing of the Kasari Warmadewa King in 917 where now can be seen on the southern part of Blanjong, Sanur. Then, the small village started to get its name among the foreign artists. In 1930, many foreign artists lived in Sanur, some of them were Katharane and Jack Mershon, dancers and photographer from US, Hans and Rolf Neuhaus who made art gallery in the fishermen village. However, the most monumental artist ever stayed in Sanur obviously was a painter from Belgium, Andrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres. Then, he married a woman from Banjar Kelandis, Ni Polok and stayed in the village since 1937. The couple was the first to introduce Sanur Beach to the international world as a wonderful tourism destination. As the time go by, Sanur changed significantly. The transformation happened on the way of live of the inhabitants and the economics condition of Sanur. Many tourism businesses developed rapidly in the village. Sanur developed into an icon of tourism village, well known by tourists throughout the world, especially after the establishment of Bali Beach Hotel in 1966. Before the hotel officially opened, the tourists stayed in Bali Hotel in Denpasar. Sanur, consists of two main village, northern Sanur and western Sanur, as well as Sanur district, is a part of Denpasar Government. In the traditional division of village,

Sanur with the beautiful white sandy beaches and the famous Le Mayeur Museum are well known by tourists throughout the world. One of the icons for Bali tourism has been famous since the colonialism era. At that time, the Netherlands army landed on Sanur Beach in 1906.

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Sanur divided into four areas, Sanur, Intaran, and Penyaringan. The attraction of Sanur Beach can be seen on the north which is a half circular shape and on the southern part where the beach turns from east to the west. The wave is also not too big and when the tide is low, there is a beautiful view of the colorful coral reefs. Near the dead moon, the tide usually higher and at that time, the view of Nusa Penida Island across the sea and the beautiful panorama of the southern part of Bali. Visitor can also enjoy the beauty of the beach by strolling along the coastline. For sport lovers, there is also 6 kilometers of jogging track started on Mertasari Beach through Padanggalak Beach. In addition to the beach scenery, there is also a beach called Matahari Terbit Beach in Sanur. The name of the beach means sunrise beach and suitable with the name, the visitors

can witness beautiful sunrise on the beach. So if you come to Bali, don’t forget to see the beautiful sunrise on the beach. Sanur has various attractions, the hot sun is suitable for sunbathe and the low tide give an insight of what’s going on underneath the sea. Before, the beach is not the settlement area for the people. Sanur people were reluctant to build their houses near the beach. However, their daily activates as fishermen made them very close to the beach. Most of the locals stated that the transformation happened after the establishment of the Grand Bali Beach Hotel. The people who only became fishermen were started to turn to other field of work especially in hotel industry. Few locals even were accepted to work in the giant hotel. The head of northern Sanur Village, I.B Ketut Kiana, said “the establishment of

Bali Beach Hotel in 1966 opened a new chapter of life for the people of Sanur.” The tourism accommodation in Sanur actually had been existed since 1965 where a national cruise company opened bungalow on Sindhu Beach, Sanur by the name Sindhu Beach Hotel. The hotel caught the local by surprise because they were not accustomed by staying near the beach. However, after the development of tourism gave its benefit for the locals in the area, the transformation became even more obvious in Sanur. The head of Indonesian Tour Guide Association (HPI), I Nyoman Kandia, said that Sanur is still one of the favorite destinations in Bali even after other destination developed in the island. “The tourism site is beautiful and has great historical value, two main things needed to become famous destination in Bali,” he added.

Kandia also said that the supporting facilities for tourism are also very complete in Sanur. In addition to hotels, other tourism businesses also develop in the area such as souvenir and handicrafts shops. That is also including the entertainment industry which develops along with the tourism business. Nowadays, fishermen seem to be forgotten by the people in Sanur and most of them turn to the tourism industry. Unfortunetly, the development of Sanur in tourism is not being prepared properly. As Michel Picard wrote in his book “Bali, Cultural Tourism and Tourism Culture”, Sanur has no proper plan of development especially in tourism. Michel who spend the last five years as a researcher in France Science and Research Center (CNRS), stated that the development of tourism facilities in Sanur must be planned better. (kmb)


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Fuel price hike

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Distribution hampered, price of goods soars DENPASAR - Option of the subsidized fuel price hike planned by the government reaching IDR 6,500 per liter was predicted to trigger inflation and social conflict in the community. Besides, this option would also have an impact on goods distribution that ultimately kindles the price hike. To that end, the option of government to raise the fuel price was expected not to burden small communities.

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or merchants. “This moment is very vulnerable to be exploited for price hike of various commodities. Similarly, it is also prone to be used for political reasons to put down the government,” he said. He admitted the government policy in the matter of fuel price hike was very difficult. On the one side, the quota of subsidized fuel was restricted, while on the other side, the mindset of Indonesian society had been established. People considered that fuel was their right so that the price should not be increased. In the meantime, an economist doubling as the Rector of the Undiknas University, Prof. Sri Darma, DBA, said the policy of increasing the fuel price was really dilemmatic. On the one hand, the fuel price hike was obliged to be undertaken considering the high price of crude oil and to prepare the nation to enter the ASEAN economic community in 2015 and globalization in 2020. “The fuel price hike will have an FOTO ANTARA/Zabur Karuru impact on extraordinary inflation and be burdensome to lower-class Option of the subsidized fuel price hike planned by the government reaching IDR 6,500 per liter was community so that poverty would predicted to trigger inflation and social conflict in the community. Besides, this option would also have an impact on goods distribution that ultimately kindles the price hike. increase,” he said. (kmb28)

Kayuputih struggling to be a free plastic rubbish’s village IBP

BULELENG - Kayuputih. A village perched on a hilly area, not so far from Lovina Tourist Resort in Northern Bali has been transforming from a sleeping hilly village into a new expatriate resort. Its fantastic view to the coastline of Northern Bali and its tranquility has attracted many expatriates to select the village to be their new homes. A few hotels have also been built for tourists who are looking for peaceful accommodations to escape from more crowded and noisy tourist resorts in Bali. It is widely acknowledged that tourism development has also entailed with negative impact. Such a negative impact has been happening everywhere in the world such as the peaceful area has become more crowded and noisy due to the human activities. One of the problems due to these human activities that affect everybody is rubbish particularly plastic rubbish. Plastic is an outcome of technol-

ogy. Since its invention, it has been replacing many materials for many necessities at homes and beyond due to its practical purposes. Plastic is now widely used for shopping bags up to car and aircraft manufactures. In home activities housewives no longer use bamboo plaited bags for shopping at the local market but use plastic bags instead. In the old days banana leafs were used to wrap food as a taken away food. But nowadays banana leafs are replaced by papers and plastic wrappers. The bad impacts of this plastic to human wellbeing particularly human health are undisputable. Stopping using plastic is considered impossible. So what is the solution? In this junction, Ir. Ni Luh Tiwik Ismarningrum M.Par, commonly called as Bu Tiwik, as a Vice Speaker of Buleleng Legislative Council, during the recess of the Council has taken an initiative to do her bit in solving this plastic rubbish problem by holding a discussion in the village of Kayuputih. Bu

Tiwik herself is involved in tourism sector by managing a small hotel in Lovina. Due to its duty as a member of Legislative Council (DPRD) and obtained her degree of Master in Tourism at Udayana University, it stands to reason that she is very concerned about plastic rubbish problems. She selected the village of Kayuputih, Sukasada Subdistrict, as a pilot project is considered by many as a right choice. . She said during an interview after the discussion, that what she did was only a small step but she does hope it would be a giant leap. All success always started with the first step, she said further. During the discussion she invited experts from Undiksha in Singaraja, the Head of Sanitation and Landscaping Agency and an expatriate who residences in Kayuputih. Bu Tiwik herself acted as a moderator. Prof DR. Wayan Karyasa from Undiksha University explained in length about the negative impact of

plastic rubbish if it is not handled properly. He said in short how to handle the plastic problems dubbed as 3 R namely: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Reduce we have to minimize using plastic materials. Reuse is trying to use again such as plastic bags, bottles, etc. Do not throw it away. Clean it and can be reused. Recycle means that plastic rubbish must be collected and sell it to the person who pools the rubbish to be recycled by rubbish recycling industries. In this process rubbish can be changed into money. Ir. IB Suwarjana, talked a lot about the volume of rubbish being collected by its agency and how he has been handling it. He also suggested to the all residences of the village not to dispose the plastic rubbish at will and it must collected separating the organic rubbish and non-organic rubbish then it can be recycled even it can turn into money by selling it. An expatriate presented on a screen showing the danger of plastic rubbish if it disposed everywhere

such as on the premises of a house, it will stay there for a long time. Plastic rubbish takes very long time to discompose even can take thousand years. If the plastic rubbish consumed by chicken or fish, the plastic element will be absorbed and the meat of chicken or fish is still harmful to the human health if it consumed by human. When Bu Tiwik opened the floor several attendees gave their appreciation for the discussion and suggested it must be followed by a real action. Bu Tiwik further promised to take a real action as suggested by encouraging to the residences of the village to collect plastic rubbish and then forwarded it to her. The person that is able to collect the biggest volume of plastic rubbish, he or she will be awarded money as a bonus. Such a drive is only a means to encourage the people to handle plastic rubbish properly and making them aware of the danger of plastic rubbish if it is not handled properly. (IBP/Nyoman Suwela)

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South Korea wants talks with North to reopen joint industrial zone

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It was revealed by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Mahasaraswati (Unmas) Denpasar, Wayan Sujana, Tuesday (Apr 23). According to him, the policy made by the government should improve the people’s welfare, not even worsened. It was worried the scheme applied by the government would be less effective that even kindled inflation. According to him, the price disparity between the subsidized fuel for motorcycles and public transportation at the range of IDR 4,500 per liter and consumption of private vehicle at the range of IDR 6,500 per liter would result in a suspicions and eventually generated speculation. By all means, it was a kind of failure to improve the people’s welfare. In terms of macro economy, the most concerned due to the fuel price hike was the psychological impact. At times people that were not directly affected by the price hike would also raise the price of their products. For instance, the price hike of goods would happen in line with the rise in fuel price. Moreover, Indonesia newly stabilizing the price of basic needs such as onions and garlic was taken advantage by the community

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Fire fighters try to rescue garment workers, who are trapped inside the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka April 25, 2013.

Death toll in Bangladesh building collapse climbs to 160

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DHAKA - The death toll from a building collapse in Bangladesh has risen to 160 and could climb higher, police said on Thursday, with people trapped under the rubble of a complex that housed garment factories supplying retailers in Europe and North America. The collapse, the third catastrophic incident at Bangladeshi factories in five months that have killed more than 200 people, could taint Bangladesh’s reputation as a source of low-cost products and services and call attention to Western retailers and other companies that obtain products from the country. Frantic rescue workers were digging through the rubble of the eight-storey Rana Plaza building in

Savar, 30 km (20 miles) outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, which collapsed on Wednesday. More than 1,000 people were injured. “The death toll could go up as many are still trapped under the rubble,” Dhaka’s district police chief, Habibur Rahman, told Reuters on Thursday. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) president Mohammad Atiqul Islam said there were

3,122 workers in the factories on Wednesday. He said there had been indications from Savar officials that cracks had been found in the building the day before. “We asked the garment owners to keep it closed,” Islam said. Rana Plaza’s owner had told proprietors of the building’s five garment factories that the cracks were not dangerous, Islam added. “After getting the green signal from the plaza owner all the garment factories opened,” he said. However, police official Mohammad Asaduzzaman said factory owners appeared to have ignored a warning not to allow their workers into the building after a crack was detected on Tuesday.

SEOUL - South Korea said on Thursday it was proposing formal talks with North Korea to discuss restarting work at a joint factory zone located just north of the rivals’ heavily armed border that was suspended in early April amid growing security tensions. The offer is the first formal proposal for direct talks by Seoul aimed at making a breakthrough in a deadlock over the Kaesong factory project, which was the last remaining channel open between the two Koreas until it was forced to close. North Korea has denied South Korean workers and supplies entry to the industrial zone, located a few miles inside the border, accusing Seoul of using the joint project to insult its leadership. About 180 South Korean workers have chosen to stay there and are believed to be running out of food and supplies. “The government today officially proposes to hold workinglevel talks between the authorities of the South and North to resolve humanitarian issues affecting

Kaesong workers and to normalize Kaesong industrial zone,” Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Hyung-suk said. He demanded the North respond by Friday morning. That is likely to anger Pyongyang, which has blamed the South for jeopardizing the project by disparaging its goodwill. The zone is seen as a lucrative source of cash for the impoverished North. The North has withdrawn its workforce of about 53,000 from the zone amid spiraling tensions between the two Koreas, with a fusillade of hostile rhetoric from Pyongyang in response to what it sees as threatening U.S. and South Korean military drills. The South’s 123 small- and medium-sized manufacturers paid about $130 a month to the North Korean state authorities for each of the North Korean workers they employ. Ties between the two Koreas were all but severed after the sinking of a South Korean navy ship in 2010, widely blamed on Pyongyang. The North also bombed a South Korean island later that year.

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The inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex is seen behind the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul April 23, 2013.

Clashes suggest Sunni anger boiling over in Iraq

Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD — With Sunni gunmen beginning to confront the Shiite-led government’s security forces head-on in northern and western Iraq, fears are growing fast of a return to full-scale sectarian fighting that could plunge the country into a broader battle merged with the Syrian civil war across the border. With more than 100 people killed over the past two days, it’s shaping up to be the most pivotal moment

for Iraq since U.S. combat troops withdrew in December 2011. “Everybody has the feeling that Iraq is becoming a new Syria,” Talal Younis, the 55-year-old owner of a currency exchange in the northern city of Mosul, said Wednesday. “We are heading into the unknown. ... I think that civil war is making a comeback.” A crackdown by government forces at a protest site in the northern town of Hawija on Tuesday triggered the latest unrest. It has enraged much of the country’s

restive Sunni Arab minority, adding fuel to an already smoldering opposition movement and spawning a wave of bold follow-up clashes. It is too soon to say whether the rage will lead to widespread insurrection in the largely Sunni cities of Mosul and Ramadi or, more significantly, spiral into open sectarian warfare in the streets of Baghdad. The Iraqi capital is far more tightly controlled by security forces than the remote towns hit by the latest unrest, but insurgents continue to launch

regular, well-coordinated waves of attacks inside Baghdad. Outright threats that all but disappeared as the last bout of sectarian fighting waned in 2008 are making a comeback too, like the leaflets signed by a Shiite militant group that began turning up on the doorsteps of Sunni households in Baghdad earlier this year. The exact circumstances of the Hawija bloodshed remain murky, but there is outrage over the government’s handling of the unrest and the fact that most of the 23 killed

at the site were among the Sunni demonstrators. Talal al-Zobaie, a Sunni lawmaker from the opposition Iraqiya bloc, described this week’s events as a pivotal moment for the country. “The crime in Hawija clearly shows that people have lost faith in their armed forces, which have been turned into a tool in the hands of the prime minister,” he said. “Some people now think that the only way to protect themselves is to take up arms.”


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In age of smartphone, watch Balinese dances rarely known to public makers focus on luxury Bali Post

DENPASAR - Bali known to be rich in traditional dances actually still has a number of dances that have not been widely known. The Head of the Dance Department, the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar, Prof. Dibia, said on Tuesday (Apr 23) there were a number of Balinese traditional dances rarely known to the public. He exemplified the pelegongan dances such as Leko Dance and Nandir Dance. “Nandir Dance exists at Tista, while Leko Dance in Tabanan, Kinungan, Penebel. They have not been widely known to the public,” he said.

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BASEL, Switzerland — In an age when many people carry smartphones that can tell the time — on top of hundreds of other applications — watch makers are increasingly focused on selling their goods as luxury items. The world’s biggest trade fair for watches, Baselworld, opens to the public Thursday and runs through May 2, offering a spectacle of bling and highly crafted gadgetry. Tissot CEO Francois Thiebaud told reporters Wednesday that the trends for 2013 are mechanical watches, timepieces adorned with gold, diamond and pearls and “neo-classical trends, which probably reflect a certain calm in the atmosphere.” Jacques J. Duchene, chairman of a committee representing 1,460 watchmakers, jewelry traders and exhibitors from 40 nations, acknowledged the luxury watch industry is out of step with the financial challenges felt by many people and industries around the world. “In a worldwide business environment, in which there is often no tranquility, solidity or continuity, we are forced to be frank in admitting that the watch industry constitutes an exception,” Duchene told a news conference. “Nonetheless, even in the face of all the economic imponderables, we remain optimistic for the current year.” He had good reason for optimism: the Swiss watch industry had

another record year, with exports totaling 21.4 billion francs ($22.6 billion) in 2012, up almost 11 percent from the year before. Business is generally good, but it’s still a tough environment in Europe and the United States, said Ulrich Herzog, executive chairman of 109-year-old Swiss watch making firm Oris, which targets what it sees as the growing ranks of affluent middle-class buyers who are willing to spend in the $1,000-$5,000 range. In emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil “a product in that gap can still attract a lot of people,” Herzog said in an interview. “We have people who really look for something which is in their reach, and represents a value.” China also reported $4 billion in exports of watches and clocks in 2012, and said its total sales of $7.5 billion rose by 10 percent. The watch trade fair coincided with China Haidian Holdings Limited announcing Wednesday that it was acquiring another luxury watch maker, Swiss Montres Corum, for 86 million francs. The Chinese manufacturer already owns Swiss watch brands Eterna and is licensed to make

Besides, he added there were also several types of sanghyang dances rarely known to the public, aside from the sanghyang dances commonly known today. As found at Selat Duda, Karangasem, there were Sanghyang Bojog Dance and Sanghyang Celeng Dance that were not widely known to the public. According to him, it was caused by several factors where particular dances were the property of local communities and they did not want any publicity. “Since they belong to ritual dances, some of them need no publication,” said Dibia. In addition, those dances were not in the popular areas or beyond tourism routes. According to some sources, the Nandir Dance was originally inspired by Sanghyang Legong. A dance group from Blahbatuh led by I Gusti Ngurah Jelantik later composed a similar new dance. However, it was different where the dance was performed by male dancers without using a mask. At an event, the King of Sukawati was very impressed with the dance show and then he ordered the royal officers to gather the artists of Sukawati to compose similar dance presented by female dancers in his palace. It was the birth of classical Legong Dance known until these days. Since the charm of Legong dancers was far more amazing than the Nandir dancers, the presence of Nandir Dance gradually disappeared and turned rare. (ina)

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Children waiting to perform Balinese dance during the Bali Art Festival. Bali known to be rich in traditional dances actually still has a number of dances that have not been widely known. The Head of the Dance Department, the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar, Prof. Dibia, said on Tuesday (Apr 23) there were a number of Balinese traditional dances rarely known to the public.

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Art creation of young people needs maintaining

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View of the Rolex booth pictured on the press day at the world watch and jewelry show Baselworld in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Baselworld opens it’s doors from April 25 to May 2, 2013. “Porsche Design” watches. Organizers of Baselworld said that one-seventh of the 3,500 journalists registered to cover Baselworld were from China.

Looking ahead to the rest of the year, Herzog said: “It’s definitely going to be tougher than last year. You just feel it, that the markets, they’re not so freely

spending at the moment, because there’s some serious problems around, particularly in Europe and also China is a bit different than it was two years ago.”

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Actress Jessica Biel attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on Thursday April 18, 2013 in New York.

NEW YORK — Sarah Jessica Parker loves her jewelry — but so do a pair of 3-year-old thieves. Parker’s twin daughters Tabitha and Marion get to try on mom’s baubles, and she said “they have walked away with many pieces.” “Nothing of enormous value and I’ve told them basically all of it’s theirs with some set aside for my son,” Parker said Thursday at Tiffany and Co.’s Blue Book Ball. Parker joined actresses Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Michelle Williams for the celebration of Tiffany’s Blue Book Collection, inspired by the New York Jazz Age in partnership with the film “The Great Gatsby,” directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. Hudson said she has a more whimsical approach to her jewelry box.

“I have a theory about jewelry. If you lose it, it’s supposed to be gone. I don’t shed a tear if I lose something,” she said. But if not, she says, “I hold on tight to it.” But when it comes to jewels and baubles, does size matter? “Oh, that’s a good question. No, I think workmanship matters more than size,” said Paltrow. Actress Alice Eve disagrees: “Yes. Size always matters,” she said with a laugh. Parker had a more meaningful response, as her modest-sized wedding ring from husband Matthew Broderick is from Tiffany’s. “Not to me, no. I have a beautiful ring that I love very, very much and it’s from Tiffany’s and it’s my most, most favorite ring at all and it’s not as you can see super robust or muscular but I think it’s every bit as lovely as any big-dot rock,” she said. “But it’s great fun, don’t get me wrong, to borrow the big stuff occasionally. I mean, it’s a real privilege.”

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GIANYAR - Ogoh-ogoh or papier mâché demon becomes an interesting topic to be explored in terms of different perspectives of human life, both in relation to God, environment and the fellow humans. Ogoh-ogoh is the contemporary creative art of young people that has undergone a lot of changes in terms of interpretation and workmanship. Sometimes,

different implementation also triggers insecurity. Gianyar County government in the series of the 242nd anniversary of Gianyar Town made cooperation with Bali Post daily newspaper to discover further about the ogoh-ogoh in the perspective of Tri Hita Karana through a one-day seminar held in the Gianyar Cultural Center, Wednesday (Apr 24).

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Ogoh-ogoh or papier mâché demon becomes an interesting topic to be explored in terms of different perspectives of human life, both in relation to God, environment and the fellow humans. Ogoh-ogoh is the contemporary creative art of young people that has undergone a lot of changes in terms of interpretation and workmanship.

The seminar presented the speakers like Ida Pedanda Wayahan Bun, Prof. Dr. I Wayan P Windia, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Dibia and Prof. Dr. N Weda Kusuma and was moderated by Ketut Witarka Yudiata. The seminar was attended by the Customary Village Middle Assembly (MMDP), Customary Village Small Assembly (MADP), Hindu Dharma Council of Indonesia (PHDI), Interfaith Forum (FKUB), chief of customary village, customary village youth club, village youth club, internal student organization, headmen, subdistrict head and regional working unit (SKPD) within Gianyar County government. Before the celebration of Nyepi, the ogoh-ogoh carried by community was a new creativity product as a phenomenal achievement of the Balinese. It was a very fundamental reason considering that there was no a single literature or palm-leaf manuscript implied the ogoh-ogoh. Nevertheless, it was a noble value existing at customary village that should fortify Bali in the future, explained Ida Pedanda Wayahan Bun. In connection with the series of Nyepi celebration, it was not obliged to be accompanied with the ogohogoh parade, so that the implementation could be changed. It was not necessarily carried out on the day before Nyepi. As being performed at Tegallalang village, the ogoh-ogoh

parade was advanced to one day before Pengerupukan. It was carried out like a parade or competition. After the parade, an interesting point was the storage of the ogoh-ogoh made at expensive cost and considerable time. According to Prof. Dr. Wayan P Windia, it should be considered. This expert in Balinese customary law did not see it in the context of agreeing or disagreeing, but in terms of future benefit. Though the ogoh-ogoh would be contested or paraded in Gianyar later on, it should be made a booster for the other arts that had been extinct and lethargic, he explained. Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Dibia assessed that ogoh-ogoh as the element of Balinese culture was a new or modern tradition. In its passage, such secular creative art underwent a change of sacralization process. Nevertheless, the sacralization was not a taboo. It would be getting more dynamic as long as people could place it. As happened today, the ogohogoh had become a theatrical event. It was caused by the player, establishing a community between the player and the audience that involved the element of sculpture, dance and music. It took advantage of the road as a stage and was implemented based on rules (scenario). Based on

the changes taking place, presumably it was deemed necessary to look for a pattern for the implementation of the ogoh-ogoh parade considered more suitable for Gianyar. Shift in the materials used for the making of ogoh-ogoh should also be considered in terms of environmental concept. Creativity of young people needed to be combined with the existing culture such as plaiting works. Even, people today made it by using paper pulp. It was expected that people could make it by ecofriendly materials. As the region of the arts, Gianyar could enrich the cultural treasure with the ogoh-ogoh through the establishment of ogohogoh museum. Interpretation of the museum did not necessarily refer to the ogoh-ogoh storage. It could apply the combination of technology in the form of the ogoh-ogoh photograph every year. Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. N Weda Kusuma added that in the terms of Balinese culture, the ogoh-ogoh as the art creation of young people was relevant to be maintained. On that account, it should be developed where the characterization for the ogoh-ogoh could be taken from mythologies or religious texts. It could also instill positive character education and preserve the value of satyam (truth), shivam (godliness) and sundaram (beauty). (kmb16)


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Due to potholes, a tourist gets toppled

SEMARAPURA - A tourist from Russia, Helena, 26, got toppled when passing through a pothole on Jalan Bypass IB Mantra, precisely in the west side of Tangkas Bridge heading for Gunaksa, Klungkung, Wednesday (Apr 24). As a result, the tourists had to be rushed to Klungkung Hospital due to suffering serious injuries.

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A tourist from Russia, Helena, 26, got toppled when passing through a pothole on Jalan Bypass IB Mantra, precisely in the west side of Tangkas Bridge heading for Gunaksa.

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Sea fish famine

o kill time during fish famine period that is often detrimental, fishermen in Buleleng begin to find a way out. Now, they are taught to cultivate catfish. Even, for the first time this cultivation gives a favorable yield to supplement the regular income of fishermen facing fish famine in the sea.

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A number of eyewitnesses at location said on Wednesday that such tourist originally passed in sequence with six companions from their accommodation at the area of Batubulan, Gianyar, around 1:00 p.m. As planned, they would go to Candidasa, Karangasem. On arriving at the scene, the victim was crossing a pothole and bumpy, so that she fell down and was dragged about ten meters long. The victim suffered severe injuries to her knee. Once knowing the accident, her companions immediately rushed to give help and took her to Gelgel I community health center. When met at the local community health center, one of the victim’s companions, Urgent, said they were escorted to the community health center by a Klungkung civil servant that happened to be passing at the scene. After receiving treatment, the Head of Gelgel I Community Health Center, Ida Bagus Putra, said that Helena got severe enough injuries, so that the victim was then referred to emergency room of Klungkung Hospital. The victim was referred after being given first aid on her injuries. Urgent expected the maintenance of road on Jalan Bypass IB Mantra got serious attention from Bali Public Works and Klungkung County, so that similar accident would not happen again. (kmb31)

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SINGARAJA — To kill time during fish famine period that is often detrimental, fishermen in Buleleng begin to find a way out. Now, they are taught to cultivate catfish. Even, for the first time this cultivation gives a favorable yield to supplement the regular income of fishermen facing fish famine in the sea. One of the groups that successfully cultivate the catfish aquaculture is the Mina Duta Bahari at Pabean hamlet, Sangsit village, Sawan subdistrict. It could produce the first catfish harvest on Wednesday (Apr 24). The group produced ready-to-sell catfish coming to 204 kg. Group Head of the Mina Duta Bahari, Sangsit village, Hairuman, when met last Wednesday said his group received fishery development fund (PUMP) sourcing from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP). The grant worth IDR 65 million was then used for purchasing baby catfish. In addition to procuring baby catfish, the fund was

also taken advantage for provision of feed and making fish pond. “We used the assistance worth IDR 65 million to buy baby catfish and feed as well as to make fish pond. The results are quite satisfactory where our cultivation has produced,” he said. According to Hairuman, the cultivation was constantly developed by making pond with plastic tarp. This method required less capital, but the result was satisfactory. For a plastic tarp sizing 4 X 5 meters could be used to make three ponds. Each pond measured 3 x 2 meters. A pond would be used to sow baby catfish, while the second pond was used for grading (moving catfish of the same size). The third pond was used for fattening catfish that would be ready to harvest. “Though using plastic tarp, the pond is durable and easy to make,” he explained. Hairuman added that a total of 2,500 baby catfish after four months could produce ready-to-harvest catfish coming to 204 kg. The catfish production was then sold to collector

in Singaraja for IDR 11,500 per kilogram. With this result, he considered the cultivation was sufficiently profitable. Moreover, it was carried out to fill in the bad season that often forced them to be unable to go to sea. “It’s quite beneficial because it gives us additional income to support family during this bad season,” he explained. Meanwhile, the Field Extension Officer (PPL) Tridas Wationo with permission from the Head of the Buleleng Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Nyoman Sutrisna, said the fish cultivation business for catch fishermen was executed to teach fishermen so that they remained productive despite the bad weather. Then, they were given capital support by central government. Having been tried, in fact the fishermen group was quite active to get involved in catfish cultivation and provided optimal results to supplement their family income. “It is a program from central government and deliberately targeting the catch fishermen so that during famine season they are still productive by raising catfish,” he said. In mentoring, added Wationo, his party did not only teach fishermen to cultivate catfish, but also attempted the marketing of their production. On that account, they would not get difficulty to market their catfish production when the harvest time arrived. (kmb)

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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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MIAMI — The song Jorge Drexler is singing has no specific end or beginning. “You were sleeping and I was watching you,” it might start. Or he might sing, “In came the daylight and the window showed a new season.” Two strangers meet in hotel room 316. And what happens there, the listener decides. They may kiss and set sail into the unknown or gaze at each other and never touch. The Oscar-winning Uruguayan musician with a salt and pepper beard has created a song with more possibilities than the estimated number of stars in

the universe. It’s all devisable through “n by Jorge Drexler,” a mobile phone application he created with Wake App designers that debuts three new songs. He presented the project at the Billboard Latino Music Conference Tuesday in Miami. In Spain, it’s already become a top iTunes store app. In the first song, “Room 316,” the user chooses what Drexler will sing from rotating circles of phrases. All of the combinations make sense and no two are the same. That’s followed by, “Driftwood,” in which Drexler sings and the user decides on the instruments in the background: A string quartet, a choir or perhaps a

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The bassist for the rock band 3 Doors Down has checked himself into a drug treatment facility after bonding out of jail, the musician’s lawyer said Wednesday. Robert Todd Harrell is accused of driving under the influence and causing a fatal crash last weekend in a Nashville suburb. Police say the 41-year-old bassist admitted to drinking and taking prescription drugs before the wreck on Friday. “He was released on bond and immediately went and checked himself into treatment,” said Nashville criminal defense lawyer Ed Ryan. The attorney declined to say where the musician is being treated. However, he said that the treatment is not court-

ordered and that Harrell went voluntarily. Ryan also said that he couldn’t comment any further because he had just been retained and was beginning to look into the case. Harrell spent several days in jail and was freed on $100,000 bond on Tuesday. Police say the 41-year-old bassist was under the influence when he was speeding down Interstate 40 and clipped the back of a pickup truck. The driver of the truck, 47-year-old Paul Shoulders Jr. was killed as a result of the crash.

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FILE - In this April 9, 2011 file photo, 3 Doors Down’ bassist Todd Harrell performs before a NASCAR auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

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A publicist for 3 Doors Down announced this week that the band was canceling four of its upcoming appearances out of respect for the victim. Harrell is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide by intoxication, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, violation of the implied consent law and possession of contraband. Police records say that Harrell seemed to be confused about the crash and what happened, and he showed signs of being impaired during a series of field sobriety tests. Harrell admitted to drinking hard cider earlier in the evening and to taking prescribed Lortab and Xanax, records show. A breathalyzer test showed that Harrell had no alcohol in his system, records show. He refused to give a blood sample and told police that he was worried about narcotics showing up in his system, records say. Police were able to get the sample through a court order. Harrell has had previous trouble with the law. He is scheduled to appear in a D’Iberville, Mississippi, court to answer a 2012 DUI charge next month. He was arrested in that city in July following an accident. Records indicate that he was arrested in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in 1999 on a charge of public intoxication. Harrell, police said, was drunk and used profanity when talking to offers after being warned several times to keep him mouth shut. It’s not clear if he was convicted on that charge. Harrell, who currently lives just outside of Nashville, is from Mississippi. The band formed in Mississippi in the ‘90s and is known for such hits as “When I’m Gone” and “Kryptonite,” did not elaborate on the statement.

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sole guitar. The app detects the user’s location and gives the listener access to different instruments depending on their location. The final song, “Decima to the power of ten,” is a tribute to the centuries-old Spanish-language poetic structure with 10 lines and a calculated syllable and rhythmic count. Drexler spent nine months laboring over ten decimas in which all the lines could be fluidly interchanged. The concept behind the work is infinity, an idea that has long enchanted Drexler and which he has written about, without having composed an infinite song itself. He says the new odes are like a butterfly.

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Patched road in Denpasar, Public Works allocate IDR 36 billion

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Damage to a number of main road sections in Denpasar will be immediately repaired by the Denpasar Public Works. Even, the Denpasar Municipality through relevant agency has prepared the budget worth IDR 36 billion more for that purpose.

DENPASAR - Damage to a number of main road sections in Denpasar will be immediately repaired by the Denpasar Public Works. Even, the Denpasar Municipality through relevant agency has prepared the budget worth IDR 36 billion more for that purpose. The Head of Denpasar Public Works, Ketut Winartha, accompanied by the Division Head of Highways, I Wayan Dirgayusa, said the budget was allocated to work on nine packages of road improvement project. “Currently, the tender process has been under progress since this week. We expect the process can run smoothly,” said Winartha. He explained the nine packages of road improvement project included the road section on Jalan Gunung Atena, Jalan Tukad Citarum, Jalan Gunung Catur to Jalan Kebo Iwa, Jalan Pidada to Jalan Angsoka, Jalan Gunung Batur to Jalan Gunung Agung, LC at Pemecutan area to Jalan Bung Tomo, Jalan Tukad Badung IX and XVIII, Jalan Suardhipa I, and the improvement of road at the area of Padangsambian, West Denpasar. “The tender process is different and respectively separated. The total budget allocated is around IDR 36 billion,” he explained. Continued on page 6

Indonesia investigators in US to quiz World Bank director Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesian investigators have arrived in Washington to quiz a World Bank managing director as a witness over a bank bailout that led her to quit as finance minister, an official said Thursday. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, once considered Indonesia’s top reformist, was among several officials who authorised the rescue of the mid-sized Bank Century, which was bailed out during the onset of

the financial crisis in 2008. The total funds disbursed to save the relatively minor bank were far higher than the amount initially deemed necessary to prevent its collapse, and bailout money was

allegedly siphoned off by wellconnected depositors. Three investigators from the Corruption Eradication Commission arrived this week in Washington, where Indrawati is now based, to question her about the 6.7 trillion rupiah ($690 million) rescue, commission spokesman Johan Budi said. “The questioning will be carried out this week at the Indonesian embassy there,” he told AFP. Indrawati has already been ques-

tioned twice as a witness by antigraft investigators over the case and has denied any wrongdoing. Budi said Indrawati’s testimony would be used in the trial of former central bank deputy governor Budi Mulya, who was named a suspect in the case in November. Vice President Boediono, who was central bank governor at the time of the bailout, has also been implicated in the probe but denies any wrongdoing. The case rocked President Susilo

Bambang Yudhoyono’s government just after he won a second presidency on a graft-fighting platform. Indrawati resigned as finance minister in 2010 after being questioned by investigators and after the House of Representatives deemed the bailout illegal. While the trigger for her resignation was the bailout, analysts say that parliamentary factions opposed to her reform agenda had long been seeking her removal.


Edisi 26 April 2013 | International Bali Post