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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Alicia Keys visits typhoon refugees in Philippines Associated Press Writer

MANILA, Philippines — Grammywinning singer Alicia Keys visited a Philippine air force base Monday to bring cheer to hundreds of evacuees from eastern provinces wracked by Typhoon Haiyan. The American singer distributed crayons and coloring books to children at the Villamor Air Base grandstand, where evacuees from eastern Leyte and Samar provinces arrive via C-130 planes. Social Welfare Department officer Jane Abello says Keys stayed for about half an hour to chat with evacuees. The R&B star was in Manila for a concert Monday at the seaside MOA Arena. The Philippine Star earlier quoted her

as saying that “music has a way of lifting your spirit and that’s what I hope to do for the Filipino people.” Keys tweeted three days after the Nov. 8 typhoon: “To the people of the Philippines my heart is with you.” She also encouraged fans around the world to donate to the typhoon victims.

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City crushes Spurs 6-0, United draws at Cardiff

Lawmakers look to sanctions if Iran deal falters

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivers his speech during the opening of the World Culture Forum in Bali, Indonesia on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. During the forum, representatives from over 40 countries will speak at several parallel sessions, where they will discuss global culture, including its relationship with the economy, democracy and the environment. The complete news can be read on page 2.

In this photo released by the Philippine Air Force, Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys, left, smiles at a typhoon survivor as she visits the Villamor Air Base in suburban Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines, Monday Nov. 25, 2013.

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Breeanna Speicher’s curiosity about her background led her to a family she never knew she had and inspired a new MTV series that stretches the very concept of family.

Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Bangkok braces as protesters fan out across city

MTV series focuses on lives of sperm donor kids The 18-year-old coll eg e s t u d e n t f r o m Reno, Nevada, is the daughter of two women who conceived her with a sperm donation. She’s the central figure in “Generation Cryo,” which follows her effort to discover half siblings through a registry and, ultimately, track down the donor who gave her life. The first of six episodes debuts Monday night. The

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first recorded artificial insemination came in the 1800s to a woman who didn’t know she was getting it, said Wendy Kramer, founder and director of the Donor Sibling Registry. Doctors performed the procedure in the middle of the last century, but it was mostly kept quiet before the practice became much more widespread with the opening of sperm banks in the 1980s, she said. That means enough “donor babies” are coming of age now to prompt public interest in their experiences, ev-

ident in both “Generation Cryo” and the new Vince Vaughn movie “Delivery Man,” about a donor who discovers he’s responsible for more than 500 children. Kramer said she tried for eight years to get a television network interested in a story drawn from her registry of people trying to connect with other donor families before MTV showed interest. “We know that our audience is interested in stories relating to family, and this is definitely a unique and fresh take that really makes you think about what a family is,” said Marshall Eisen, series executive producer. Kramer admitted to some trepidation — “We didn’t want to make a reality show, ‘Donor Kids Gone Bad,’” she said — but is pleased with how it turned out. Speicher’s nose ring and adeptness with video selfies make her a natural MTV personality and easily relatable for the audience. Eisen’s original interest was in half siblings finding each other, but Speicher’s desire to find her donor adds a richness and level of complexity to the story.

FILE - This Nov. 17, 2013 file photo shows Vince Vaughn at a screening of “Delivery Man” hosted by The Cinema Society and DreamWorks Pictures in New York. In the new movie, Vaughn plays a sperm donor who learns he’s fathered more than 500 kids.

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Taylor Swift, Timberlake win at American Music Awards

Agence France-Presse

LOS ANGELES - Pop diva Taylor Swift was named Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards (AMA) Sunday, while other big winners included British boy band One Direction and crooner Justin Timberlake. Swift, who took to the stage in a shiny golden mini-dress, also won favorite country artist and favorite country album for “Red” at the AMAs, which are voted on by the public. Other highlights included typically idiosyncratic performances by Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, who

wrapped up the three-hour show by singing her hit “Wrecking Ball” with a giant crying kitten. Katy Perry opened the show on a Japanese theme, emerging demurely from behind a geisha-girl flanked screen in a kimono before launching into her latest hit “Unconditionally.”

Timberlake was the first winner of the show, aired live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and hosted by Latino rapper Pitbull, taking favorite pop/rock male prize. He also won best R&B/Soul album and best male R&B/Soul artist. One Direction, who sang a stripped down version of their song “Story of My Life,” ended the evening with favorite pop/rock group and favorite pop/rock album for “Take Me Home.” Rihanna took best female R&B/

Soul artist, and was also presented with an AMA Icon award by her mother, who she joked used to say she had “an annoying, husky, little man voice.” The evening took a brief political turn when best rap/hip-hop album went to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis -- who used a satellite link speech from Miami to refer to the notorious killing of black Florida teen Trayvon Martin. “Due to the fact that we are in Florida . . . I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids each year that

are dying due to racial profiling and the violence that follows it,” said Macklemore. But it was left to Cyrus -- closely watched ever since her twerking turn at the MTV Video Music Awards -- to end the show in suitably twitter-storming style, in a cat-covered bikini and with a giant orange and white kitten singing along behind her. “New Drinking Game: take a shot for every tweet on ur timeline about miley and her cat... First one dead wins,” quipped @DrewwMusic on Twitter.


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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bali News

Indonesia stages First World Culture forum in Bali

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NUSA DUA - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono officially inaugurated the World Culture Forum (WFC), which is being organized and hosted by the country in Bali for the first time, on Monday. In his speech President Yudhoyono said, “The WFC is needed to complete various other forums that have been in existence in the world, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos and the World Social Forum in Brazil. So far we have not had a culture forum.” He further stated that the WCF was aimed at establishing a common framework for discussion at the local, as well as international levels. The President said the forum would also contribute to achieving development goals. “The forum will discuss thoroughly how culture can help promote sustainable development,” he said. The first WCF, which started on Nov. 24 and will conclude on Nov. 27, was first initiated in 2005, but it is only this year that it could it be realized, Education and Culture Minister Mohammad Nuh said.

Nuh added that a culture forum was needed because without culture there would be no future. Meanwhile, President Yudhoyono said that culture affected all aspects of life including a countrys development process. “Culture is an important component in human development, as well as in the post-2015 development agenda,” he said. He also noted that culture was also key to the success of sustainable development. “At academic levels, I have seen a lot of people studying culture and economic development. To us this forum will give an opportunity to discuss how culture can promote sustainable development,” he said. The WFC is being attended by representatives from 40 countries, who will participate in discussions, seminars and dialogue among different cul-

tures. It is hoped that the WFC will help produce a new policy direction that makes cultures a part of sustainable development and helps formulate an ethics framework to ensure the involvement of communities and stake holders in the development. The event is expected to produce a draft framework that will guarantee sustainable cultural development and to give inputs for the discussion of the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals programs. Among the key speakers on the first day of the event were the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director General Irina Bokova, who delivered a speech through a teleconference, Noble Prize laureate for Economics Amartya Sen, Time Magazine Editor Fareed Zakaria and Education Minister Muhammad Nuh.

A villa broken in, IDR 75 million vanish

Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Villa break-in continues to happen in South Kuta, Badung. At this time, it happened to the Sinaran Surga Luxury Villas at Ungasan, South Kuta, where the burglar took action on Saturday (Nov 23). As a result, three local guests at the luxury villa lost their cash and valuables worth IDR 75 million. The victims consisted of Surunudin, Adi Jaya Putra and Aksan Jaya Putra. Based on police records, Surunudin suffered a loss worth IDR 17 million in cash, Seiko watch and Nokia mobile phone. Meanwhile, Adi Jaya Putra lost his cash worth IDR 1.5 million and diamond ruby ring. Then, Aksan Jaya Putra in his report claimed to lose cash worth IDR 2 million, Guess watch and perfume. “The total losses valued at IDR 75 million,” explained a source in

police station. Further, he said the incident had been reported by the villa security guard named Wayan Wida, 35, on Saturday morning around 5:30 a.m. Security guard of the villa reported the villa break-in action because three occupants of the villa claimed to have lost their money and valuables. “The security guard reported that three guests lost their money and valuables,” the officer said. On receiving the report, the officers of Criminal Detective Section of Denpasar Metro Police and South Kuta Police conducted an investigation. From the results of examination at the scene, the culprit was alleged to enter into the villa by skipping the bathroom wall. When the victims were sleep soundly, the culprit could steal their possessions at ease. “Allegedly, the culprit came

in from the bathroom wall and amounted to more than one person,” he explained. Police were still investigating the crime scene and conducted the examination of witnesses. Noted, several witnesses had been examined including the villa security guards, villa staff as well as the victims. “Allegedly, the breakin of villa was committed by a specialist. However, is still under investigation. Hopefully, it can be quickly revealed,” the source explained. Meanwhile, Chief of South Kuta Police, I Wayan Nuriata, when asked for his confirmation related to the incident on Sunday (Nov 24) said his party had not received any reports related to the burglary at Sinaran Surga Luxury Villas. “I have not received the report, but I will check it first,” he said. (nik/kmb21)

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Target of Kedonganan pier project delays for two weeks

Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Kedonganan Pier project could not be completed on time. The project originally targeted for completion on November 30, 2013, in fact remains to leave a lot of works. To that end, the partner was given extra time until December 14, 2013 to complete its obligation. The Head of Badung Livestock, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Made Badra, when asked for his confirmation on Sunday (Nov 24) admitted if the pier project could not be completed as per initial target. Nevertheless, he denied if the project was said to be delayed. Badra argued there were a number of factors, particularly in the form of additional physical works that made the project unable to be completed as per the initial contract agreement. He explained that pursuant to the demand of the Chief of Kedonganan customary village and local fishermen, the remaining budget after the pier tender project amounting to approximately IDR 669 million would be used for the installation of paving block in the fish market courtyard heading for the dock area of 1,700 square meters. Some of the fund was also used for the procurement of power supply in the ice factory denoting the assistance from Directorate General of Processing and Marketing of Fishery Products (P2HP), Ministry of Maritime Affairs. Such additional works had caused the addition of second addendum and it finally affected the time of project implementation. In addition, the weather factor and implementation of the APEC conference 2013 were also mentioned to have an impact on the project works. Due to big waves, the wooden buffers were broken so the dock casting process was interrupted. Likewise, the vessel berth should wait for the water to recede. During the implementation of APEC, the workers could not work for 10 days. Based on the results of evaluation made by Directorate General II of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, the partner in this case PT Suramadu was finally given additional time for 14 days from the initial contract so the completion date became on December 14, 2013. This deadline had been included in the addendum III. Meanwhile, based on field observation at the project site on last Sunday afternoon, the workers were still busy working on the causeway and construction of the building. Until Sunday, the work on the concrete causeway along 104 meters was still being accelerated. Besides, the trucks transporting materials also looked to come and go at the location. One unit of heavy equipment seemed to be parked on the edge of the beach. Meanwhile, the installation of the paving block around the fish market to the dock had not been doing yet. The Kedonganan Pier project costing IDR 13.2 billion was funded by the state budget. (kmb25)

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Hard Rock Hotel Bali named 1st winner

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KUTA - Hard Rock Hotel Bali is delighted to announce that it has just been named the 1st winner of the Industrial Relations Award in the Badung Regency of Bali, Indonesia, for the property that demonstrated the best industrial relationship among the Hotelfs stakeholders. Hard Rock Hotel Bali came first of 187 star-category hotels in Badung Regency. The award was presented by the Badung Regent, Anak Agung Gde Agung who went on to salute Hard Rock Hotel Bali for its industrial relationship achievement between Management and Employees without any employment-related issues in the property for the past three years. The board of judges also acknowledged the Hotelfs great effort in managing its relationship with the employees, the Labor Union, the bipartite community and with the people of Badung in various community programs, in accordance with the brand mottos gTake Time to be Kindh and gSave the Planeth. gWe are simply thrilled to receive this recognition for the hotel, with our commitment to be socially responsible and genuinely engaged to every stakeholder. This is a concerted and dedicated effort of all the Band Members in the hotel.h says Andrew Khoo, M.I.H, General Manager. This award adds on to several other awards given to Hard Rock Hotel Bali in the year

2013. Earlier this year, Hard Rock Hotel Bali won the Top Ten Best Hotel in Bali Best Brand Award 2013 by The Royal Bali Network International; Zero Accident Award 2013 by the Republic of Indonesiafs Ministry of Manpower and the 1st winner of Fire Brigade Competition in Badung Regency of Bali. This recognition shows our strong and effective communication and training efforts within the team throughout the years. gOur awards reflect the success of putting our operating values into life of encouraging integrity and professionalism. Our commitment to quality and safety and the level of service we offer bring us accolades and commendations from across the globe through our motto eAll is Onef.h

Calendar Event for November 2 through December 11, 2013 2 Nov Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan. Pura Taman Pule di Mas-Ubud. Pura Ularan di Takmung-Klungkung. Pura Bukitjati di Gulingan-Kawan Bangli. 6 Nov Buda Wage Langkir. Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan. Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud. Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang-Canggi Batuan. Pura Pasek Pertukangan Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi. Pura Masceti Desa Sanding-Tampak Siring. Puru Luwur Batur Pucangan Buahan-Tabanan. Odalan Alit di Pura Dalem Takuran di Cemenggoan Sukawati. Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih. Mr. Pasek Gelgel Silakarang. Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Kapal. Pura Dalem Bias Muntig Ped-Nusa Penida. 10 Nov Redite Pon Medangsia. Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan. 11 Nov Soma Wage Medangsia. Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung. Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar. 12 Nov Anggara Keliwon Medangsia. Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba di Yogyakarta-Sumur Lampung Selatan. Pura Luwur Uluwatu Pecatu Kuta Selatan. Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud. Pura Andakasa Karangasem. Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung. Merajan Kawitan Arya Kubontubuh Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi. Pura Suralaya Banda-Klungkung. Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang-Bangli. Pura Gadung Blahbatuh Gianyar. Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan. Pura Pasek Gadung Kerambitan Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Dalem Banyuning Barat-Buleleng. Odalan Sepen di Pura Puseh. Pura Desa Cemenggaon-Sukawati. Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Kubayan Mengwi. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Gegelang-Tabanan. Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Kahyangan) Tulikup Gianyar. Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud. 13 Nov Buda Umanis Medangsia. Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana. Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati. Pura Nataran Kacangdawa-Klungkung.

Odalan Bhatara Gede Apol di Ubung Denpasar. Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan-Klungkung. Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan. Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung. Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati. Pura Taman Tegalalang. Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa-Batanbuah-Kesiman. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Basangkawan. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida. Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati. 14 Nov Wraspati Paing Medangsia. Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan. Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra-Gianyar. 17 Nov Redite Keliwon Pujut. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran-Mengwi. 17 Nov Purnama Kelima. Aci-aci Penaung Bayu di Pura Batumadeg di Besakih. Pura Kentel Gumi di Batur Baangli. Pura Pedarman Agung, Satria Denpasar. Pura Pemerajan Agung - Pemecutan Denpasar. Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli. Pura Desa Pemenang di Lombok. Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel di Sumerta Denpasar. Pura Pasek Gobleg di Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Suranadi di Lombok. Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring. Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani. Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem. Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan. Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani. Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak di Songan Kintamani. Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Lebih. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Tulamben. Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan. Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja. Pura Suci Desa Tianyar Kubu Karangasem. Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. Pura Narmada di Lombok. Pura Segara di Ampenan Lombok. Pura Ularan di Seririt Buleleng. 24 Nov Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung. 26 Nov Anggara Wage Pahang. Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) di Besakih. Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah.

27 Nov Buda Keliwon Pahang. Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan. Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem. Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati. Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati. Pura Penataran di Batuyang-Batubulan. Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati. Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar. Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng. Pura Puseh di Bebandem-Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan. Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida. Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar. Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem. Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal. Pura Batur Sari Ubud. Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 2 Dec Soma Keliwon Krulut. Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mengwi Badung. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 7 Dec Tumpek Krurut. Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng. Pura Dalem Pemuteran di Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung. Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa di Besakih. Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tarukan di Bebalang Bangli. Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan (Ida Betara Empu Beradah) di Besakih. 8 Dec Redite Umanis Merakih. Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida. Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar. 11 Dec Buda Wage Merakih. Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar Selatan. Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan. Pura Desa Silakarang - Singapadu. Pura dalem Petitenget - Kerobokan - Kuta. Pura Dalem Pulasari - Samplangan - Gianyar. Pura Kubayan - Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar - Selatan. Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan. Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel - Sumerta - Denpasar. Pura Pasek Lumintang - Denpasar. Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan - Sanding - Tampaksiring. Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken - Kaba-kaba - Tabanan.

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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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Will icy comet survive close encounter with sun?

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New research aims to teach computers common sense

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — For months, all eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that’s zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the sun. The moment of truth comes Thursday. The sun-grazing Comet ISON, now thought to be less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) wide, will either fry and shatter, victim of the sun’s incredible power, or endure and quite possibly put on one fabulous celestial show. Talk about an astronomical cliffhanger. Even the smartest scientists are reluctant to lay odds. Should it survive, ISON, pronounced EYE’-sahn, would be visible with the naked eye through December, at least from the Northern Hemisphere. Discernible at times in November with ordinary binoculars and occasionally even just the naked eye, it already has dazzled observers and is considered the most scrutinized comet ever by NASA. But the best is, potentially, yet to come. Detected just over a year ago, the comet is passing through the inner solar system for the first time. Still fresh, this comet is thought to bear the pristine matter of the beginning of our solar system. It’s believed to be straight from the Oort cloud on the fringes of the solar system, home to countless icy bodies, most notably the frozen balls of dust and gas in orbit around the sun known as comets. For whatever reason, ISON was propelled out of this cloud and drawn toward the heart of the solar system by the sun’s intense gravitational pull. The closer the comet gets to the sun, the faster it gets. In January, it was clocked at 40,000 mph (64,000 kph). By last Thursday, with just a week to go, it had accelerated to 150,000 mph (240,000 kph). IBP/Yudi Karnaedi

Electricity consumption in Bali reaches 10 percent

PITTSBURGH — Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of pictures and decide for itself what they all mean. The system at Carnegie Mellon University is called NEIL, short for Never Ending Image Learning. In mid-July, it began searching the Internet for images 24/7 and, in tiny steps, is deciding for itself how those images relate to each other. The goal is to recreate what we call common sense — the ability to learn things without being specifically taught. It’s a new approach in the quest to solve computing’s Holy Grail: getting a machine to think on its own using a form of common sense. The project is being funded by Google and the Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research. “Any intelligent being needs to have common sense to make decisions,” said Abhinav Gupta, a professor in the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute. NEIL uses advances in computer vision to analyze and identify the shapes and colors in pictures, but it is also slowly discovering connections between objects on its own.

For example, the computers have figured out that zebras tend to be found in savannahs and that tigers look somewhat like zebras. In just over four months, the network of 200 processors has identified 1,500 objects and 1,200 scenes and has connected the dots to make 2,500 associations. Some of NEIL’s computer-generated associations are wrong, such as “rhino can be a kind of antelope,” while some are odd, such as “actor can be found in jail cell” or “news anchor can look similar to Barack Obama.” But Gupta said having a computer make its own associations is an entirely different type of challenge than programming a supercomputer to do one thing very well, or fast. For example, in 1985, Carnegie Mellon researchers programmed a computer to play chess; 12 years later, a computer beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a match. Catherine Havasi, an artificial

intelligence expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said humans constantly make decisions using “this huge body of unspoken assumptions,” while computers don’t. She said humans can also quickly respond to some questions that would take a computer longer to figure out. “Could a giraffe fit in your car?” she asked. “We’d have an answer, even though we haven’t thought about it” in the sense of calculating the giraffe’s body mass. Robert Sloan, an expert on artificial intelligence and head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Chicago, said the NEIL approach could yield interesting results because just using language to teach a computer “has all sorts of problems unto itself.” “What I would be especially impressed by is if they can consistently say ‘zebra, zebra, zebra’ if they see the animal in different locations,” Sloan said of the computers.

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Management of electricity in Bali should be carried out professionally considering the growth of electricity demand is high enough.

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Relocation of Vishnu Murti statue accused of wasting budget

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In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, Abhinav Gupta, left, stands with Abhinav Shrivastava as they look over one of the clusters of computers used in their research at one of the computer server areas on campus at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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TABANAN - The discourse on the relocation of Vishnu Murti statue from the 4-way intersection in Kediri started getting opposition. A legislator of Tabanan House, Wayan Sarjana, accused the relocation plan triggered a budget waste. On the contrary, he urged the Vishnu Murti statue to be rebuilt at its original location. This PDI-P politician added the Vishnu Murti statue had become an icon of Tabanan. Even, it had a high artistic value. On that account, his party did not agree if the Vishnu Murti statue would be moved or even relocated to Bedugul area. “I do not agree if the Vishnu Murti statue is relocated. Moreover, it will be built at Bedugul. It is just wasting budget,” he protested, Sunday (Nov 24). According to Sarjana, his party remained to urge in order the Vishnu Murti statue could be built again at the 4-way intersection of Kediri. Instead, he would agree if the Bung Karno was moved. Moreover, based on the initial plan the Bung Karno statue would be built at the 4-way intersection of Gubug, Tabanan. Sarjana added that relocation of the Vishnu Murti statue could not be done unilaterally. Even, his party worried if it would trigger a new debate. “Since it was broken down, the Vishnu Murti statue continues to reap polemics. Moreover, if it will be moved it can possibly trigger a new problem,” he protested again. Then, Sarjana said the budget to be spent would not be small. In other words, it would be better to build the statue again at the same location and improve it. Sarjana hoped the polemics related to the Vishnu Murti statue could be terminated immediately. The solution was that the county government built another Vishnu Murti statue at its original location. “Essentially, the Vishnu Murti statue is built again in Kediri, do not move it,” he said. He also questioned about the reason for the relocation of the Vishnu Murti statue. Moreover, there was a discourse if the statue would be moved to ??Bedugul or Tanah Lot. Polemic on the Bung Karno statue came to view after the Tabanan government dismantled the Vishnu Murti statue at the 4-way intersection in Kediri last June. The Hindu Dharma Council of Indonesia (PHDI) of Bali Chapter had issued a warning to the Regent of Tabanan, including the Ombudsman institution. Even, the Archaeological Institute of Denpasar also voiced about the matter. They questioned about the reason of demolishing the Vishnu Murti statue and replacing it with the Bung Karno statue. Ironically, related to the polemic, the legislators of the Tabanan House did not show off compactness. Some legislators urged to resume the project of Bung Karno statue, while some others rejected. Their reasons varied. Even, the latest discourse told if the Vishnu Murti statue would be relocated. (kmb30)

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DENPASAR - Management of electricity in Bali should be carried out professionally considering the growth of electricity demand is high enough. Even, the data of the past five years indicate the increase in the growth of electricity in Bali reaching 8-10 percent per year. Such high consumption of electricity was recognized by General Manager of PT PLN (Persero) Bali Distribution IBG Mardawa Padangratha recently in Denpasar in keeping with the rapid growth of tourism industry as one of the pillars of the economic growth in Bali. Even, he said that in the first quarter of 2013 the growth rate reached 9.57 percent.

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In this photo provided by NASA, this Hubble Space Telescope image taken on Oct. 9, 2013 shows the comet ISON’s solid nucleus.

“This high growth is the impact of economy and tourism in Bali constantly moving forward. The strengthening in terms of economic and tourism aspect also makes the power consumption increase significantly. Another possibility is caused by the increasing heat lately,” he said. The highest peak occurred last October, he said, even reached 721 MW. It was a very significant increase compared to the previous months commonly within the average range of 680 MW. “With the current power capacity of 790 MW, the condition is still far from the ideal formula of the power availability,” he explained.

According to Mardawa, the reserve of electrical energy was still mediocre, so the electricity in Bali often went out. “However, every outage we consider as the potential of losing points, no matter how long it took place, whether for short or long time,” he said. Energy sources to serve 940,000 electricity customers in Bali was generated by three large power plants namely the Gilimanuk gasfueled power plant (130 MW), Pesanggaran gas- and dieselfueled power plant (250 MW), Pemaron gas- and diesel-fuel power plant (210 MW) and JavaBali submarine cables (200 MW). All of these power plant sources were integrated into the Java-Bali

interconnection system. Meanwhile, the use of alternative energy sources to support Bali as the Green Island continued to be done, among others by development of solar power plant in Bangli and Karangasem, garbage power plant at Suwung as well as wind power plant in Nusa Penida. However, the energy produced was still relatively small compared to the existing demand. “On that account, the shortterm solution to be built is the common attitude to make efficiency without compromising its essence and utilizing energy in accordance with the productive needs,” he said. (kmb28)

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One of the sanitation supporting projects of the market in the Yehembang Market, Mendoyo, seems ineffective. Before six months of completion, the trash can established in October 2012 has been dismantled.

The trash can in Yehembang Market is already dismatled

The concrete trash can measuring 3x4 meters had been dismantled whereas it had just been functioned for a few months. As information from a number of residents met on Sunday (Nov 24), the trash can was built next to the office of Market Management Head by Jembrana Environment, Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (LHKP). When the project had been accomplished, the market was still operating because it had not been relocated. However, when the project was completed, it reaped a protest from local residents. Location of the trash can was considered inappropriate. In addition to being in front of the market, it also took the area of road body leading to Yehembang cemetery. Even, the location was once taken advantage for booth of coffee sale because it had not been used for long time. At that time, the container had not come. Obviously, at this time the trash can had been dismantled and was no longer visible. Residents did not know whether it was kindled by the protest of residents or coincided with the rehabilitation of Yehembang Market, so the newly made trash can was dismantled. Contractor performing the market rehabilitation admitted not to know who dismantled the trash can because it was located outside the building of the market whose renovation had been completed. Meanwhile, the Head of Yehembang Market Management, I Komang Yudana, when asked by reporters admitted not to know who dismantled the trash can. On the other hand, Spokesperson of Jembrana government, Suherman, when asked for his confirmation last Sunday also claimed not to know for sure about the demolition. According to him, it was the authority of the Environment, Sanitation and Landscaping Agency. Some time ago, there was an objection revealed by residents related to the existence of trash can because the location was considered inappropriate. (kmb26)

Jembrana Police make a raid to nightclubs

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A number of nightclubs at Delod Berawah and Baluk were raid by the officers of Jembrana Police, Saturday night (Nov 23). Jembrana Police deployed officials in uniform and in mufti to search café visitors and waitresses. Targets of the operation at this time were personal identity and the presence of drugs and illegal drugs alleged to circulate in the nightclubs. Similarly, Jembrana Police also involved a number of policewomen to search visitors and waitresses. Spokesperson of Jembrana Police, Wayan Setiajaya, with permission from Jembrana Police Chief told reporters last Saturday the operation was targeting dozens of dimly lit cafés located at Delod Berawah village, Mendoyo. Visitors and waitresses enjoying the entertainment were surprised by the arrival of the officers. However, the police search did

not find any hazardous goods and drugs. Police also provided guidance to visitors and waitresses in order they could participate in maintaining the order and security. They were also asked to stay away from drugs. Aside from nightclubs, police also examined inns in the tourist area of Delod Berawah. When raiding the location, the officers did not find any drugs. The operation was then resumed to Er-Pico nightclub at Baluk. All waitresses were gathered and examined by policewomen. Meanwhile, the other officers in uniform and in mufti also raided visitors who were enjoying the strains of music on big screen and drink. According to the officer, the identity of visitors and waitresses was complete and no drugs or weapons were found. The operation involving dozens of police personnel was in conjunction with the social disease operation. (kmb26)

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Filipinos escape typhoon wasteland, but not worry

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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal speaks during a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh.

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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are making contingency plans for what happens if — or when — the nuclear accord with Iran falls apart. Congress is out of town through the end of the month, but lawmakers are already weighing their options for how to address the deal with Iran, in which Tehran agrees to a six-month pause in its nuclear program in exchange for eased sanctions worth $7 billion. Lawmakers from both parties are skeptical the agreement will prod Tehran to give up its nuclear ambitions and say they will be waiting with even harsher punishment if Iran proves an untrustworthy partner. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democrat Bob Menendez of New Jersey, says he is ready to work with colleagues on beefed up economic sanctions against Iran “should the talks falter or Iran fail to implement or breach the interim agreement.” Arizona Sen. John McCain said he was “concerned this agreement could be a dangerous step that degrades our pressure on the Iranian regime without demonstrable actions on Iran’s part to end its pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability.” The Republican said the situation “would be reminiscent of our experience over two decades with North Korea” and it is essential to keep the pressure on Iran. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who is a member of his party’s leadership, says he expects the deal

“makes it more likely that Democrats and Republicans will join together and pass additional sanctions when we return in December.” And Sen. Marco Rubio, RFla., adds: “There is now an even more urgent need for Congress to increase sanctions until Iran completely abandons its enrichment and reprocessing capabilities.” The White House says imposing new sanctions now would undermine international talks, but hasn’t issued a veto threat. In an early Sunday morning announcement, Tehran agreed to pause its nuclear program for six months while diplomats lead talks aimed at preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. While talks continue, international observers are set to monitor Iran’s nuclear sites.

But the announcement, after months of secret face-to-face talks between the United States and Iran, left many U.S. lawmakers deeply doubtful of the most significant agreement between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement. “Congress, I think, will want to make it clear that if Iran does not live up to these commitments, we will not only insist that the sanctions be reapplied, but we will have stronger sanctions against Iran,” said Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. Distrust that Iran was negotiating in good faith was a common fear across political parties that are otherwise deeply divided. And readyto-go sanctions seemed to have rare bipartisan support across both of Congress’ chambers. The House in July passed its latest round of sanctions against Iran with backing from both parties but the measure stalled in the Senate. President Barack Obama pressured Senate leadership to hold off consideration of the measure while negotiators pursued an agreement. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada agreed but said his chamber would take up new sanctions in December, with or without an agreement with Iran.

MANILA, Philippines — Romnick Abadines’ heart pounded as a Philippine air force C-130 carried him above typhoonwrecked Tacloban city. He had never been on a plane before, never watched silvery-white clouds pass from a small round window. It was not the first time, or the last, that he felt helpless and out of his element. The frail, 31-year-old farmer lost his shanty to Typhoon Haiyan, which flattened much of Tacloban in Leyte province as it killed more than 5,200 people. Now he lays idle in a tent shelter in suburban Manila, where he has no known relatives and little chance of finding more than menial and temporary work. More than 12,000 people displaced by the massive Nov. 8 have made it to the capital. Most are with relatives; those with no family here are in shelters. Many have no idea how or where to rebuild their lives. “What will happen to us when this kindness ends?” asked Maribel Villajos, a 37-year-old mother of three children who sat listlessly with her husband on cots surrounded by bags of newly donated clothes, potato chips and instant coffee sachets at the same shelter where Abadines and his family were taken. Villajos’ husband is a carpenter, but his tools were swept away along with their house in the tsunami-like storm surge that swept far into Tacloban and ruined much of the denselypopulated coastal city.

Thousands of people from areas wrecked by Haiyan clambered aboard free C-130 mercy flights to Manila without any plan, in a desperate bid to escape the hunger, uncertainties and lingering stench of death back home. Others arrived here by bus, or fled to central Cebu province, which like the capital is regarded by rural poor Filipinos as a greener pasture in this impoverished Southeast Asian nation of more than 96 million people. They keep coming. In Tacloban, hundreds of survivors lined up Monday outside the city’s damaged airport, waiting for a flight out. Survivors will be ferried out “for as long as possible,” said Eduardo del Rosario, who heads the government’s disaster-response agency. Many typhoon survivors traveled to Manila to stay with relatives, but a few dozen families have no connections to the city and now live in one of about 10 emergency shelters run by the government and private groups. The shelter the Abadines and Villajos families live in was set up in a sprawling grade school compound. It has eight portable toilets and three televisions tuned to South Korean soap operas and the Cartoon Network. Jennifer Dawat, 13, passed the time by making crayon drawings of the family’s happier days in Leyte’s Ormoc city. One showed a girl flying a kite beside a boxlike yellow house with a blue roof and a coconut tree, and a smiling yellow sun overhead. “That’s our house,” she said. “It’s gone.”

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A typhoon survivor fixes the tarpaulin roofing in Tacloban, in Leyte province in central Philippine, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons to make a landfall this year, battered central Philippines Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction.


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AMLAPURA - A farmer claiming himself as Sanusi, 25, from Bhima County, NTB, was arrested at Padangbai Harbor, Karangasem, Friday (Nov 22). The offender was known to carry 10 sheets of dollar with denomination of USD 100 alleged to be counterfeit. In addition to bringing along with the suspected counterfeit dollars, the offender also carried two platinum plates where each had the weight of 1,000 grams and 250 grams. Chief of Padangbai Harbor

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BUCHAREST - Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrives in Romania on Monday ahead of a summit with 16 Central and Eastern European leaders keen to woo investment from the world’s number two economy. and the region has also grown rapidly. While it amounted to $3.0 billion in 2000, it surpassed $41 billion in 2010, with China registering a net surplus. Following the eurozone crisis, the CEE countries with their “hybrid economies, somewhere between emerging and developed markets... appear as more dynamic places to put Chinese money into,” the CEED said. Yet past experience in the region provides a measure of caution for those hoping for quick results. In April 2012, Li’s predecessor Wen Jiabao told 16 CEE leaders attending a summit in Poland that China would commit a total of $10.5 billion in credit lines and funds to boost economic ties with the region. But analysts say that 18 months later the promise of massive Chinese capital injections into the former communist bloc has yet to materialise. The China-CEE Investment Cooperation Fund (ICF) has not made any headway and prospects are unclear. Poland, China’s second-biggest partner in the region, has seen no major Chinese investment since the 2012 summit. Neither have the Baltic states, Slovakia or the Czech Republic. After lengthy negotiations, Romania has secured a deal with

LONDON - The Royal Bank of Scotland faced fresh damage to its reputation on Monday after the British government handed financial watchdogs a report claiming it forced small firms to default in order to seize their assets. Business Secretary Vince Cable confirmed on Sunday that he had given the report, written by Law-

rence Tomlinson from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). The report, published Monday, has been compiled over the past six months and focuses on claims against the bank’s Global Restructuring Group (GRG), which deals with risky loans. RBS -- 81 percent owned by

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Police, Made Darsana, said on Sunday (Nov 24) in Padangbai that his party had made coordination with Bima Police, NTB. It was intended to determine whether there was circulation of counterfeit dollar and the loss of platinum in the region of Bima. “We have been making coordination with Bima Police. However, there has been no information so far whether there is a loss of platinum,” he said. He added the case of Sanusi had been handed over to Headquarters of Karangasem Police, Saturday (Nov 23). Similarly, the entire evi-

dence had been delegated to police headquarters. It had been pursuant to direction of the Karangsem Police Chief because it belonged to inter-island or inter- provincial case, so it was better to be handled at the county police. Chief of Harbor Police, Made Darsana, said that Sanusi was examined in post II at Padangbai. He boarded a truck from Bima and wanted to go to Denpasar. When checking his identity, police found him carrying counterfeit dollars, two platinum plates as well as cellular phone. Sanusi claimed he

would look for a job in Denpasar. He denied if the two platinum plates at hand were the proceeds of crime. “We found Sanusi bringing along with suspicious US dollar due to the accuracy of the officers checking the identity of passengers and luggage,” he said. He added that related to the arrival plan of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono on Monday (Nov 25) in conjunction with his working visit of planting a billion trees at Tegallanglangan hamlet, Datah village, Karangasem,

there were no additional personnel guarding the entrance to the east of Bali through Padangbai Harbor. However, there would personnel of Padangbai Harbor Police involved in the security on the road section to be passed through by the entourage of President SBY. Although there was no increase in the number of officers, the security and guard particularly related to regular tasks of checking the identity and the freight traffic passing through the Lembar-Padangbai route remained routine and rigorous. (013)

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DENPASAR - Bali is now haunted by the widespread drug circulation and abuse. As evidence, lately the officers of Directorate of Narcotics Section of Bali Police have arrested a lots of drug offenses. Even, the evidence of drugs seized was fairly in large amount.

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An investor looks at the stock price monitor at a private securities company Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in Shanghai, China. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrives in Romania on Monday ahead of a summit with 16 Central and Eastern European leaders keen to woo investment from the world’s number two economy.

Hudian Engineering on the construction in 2014 of a power plant at Rovinari. Romania hopes to sign contracts worth billions of dollars on the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Cernavoda and of two power plants. Shuanghui International’s recent takeover of US’s Smithfield Foods, which owns a pork producer near Timisoara in western Romania, is

expcted to boost exports of meat and livestock to China. In Bulgaria, China’s Great Wall Motor opened an automobile assembly plant in Bahovitsa in February 2012, becoming the first Chinese automaker to start production in Europe. But two deals by China’s Build Your Dreams to assemble electric buses and build a technological park in Bulgaria have been frozen.

Hungary, which has seen Chinese investment treble since 2010 to $2.5 billion, appears as Beijing’s favourite partner in the region. Budapest has recently signed a bilateral currency swap deal worth 10 billion yuans ($1.63 billion) that will back trade and investments. IT and telecom giants Huawei and ZTE, chemical firm Wanhua have invested hundreds of millions in Hungary.

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Coming to Bali alleged to bring counterfeit dollars

China sniffs out East Europe investment opportunities The trip, the first by a Chinese premier to Romania in 19 years, sees Li accompanied by the heads of more than 200 Chinese major public and private companies. On Tuesday he will attend the Bucharest summit that “will be an opportunity for countries in the region to find out what the Chinese are after,” the head of the Romanian-Chinese Trade Chamber Gabriel Ghelmegeanu told AFP. The gathering comes days after China and the European Union began talks in Beijing on a landmark agreement aimed at increasing twoway investment flows. Hundreds of Eastern European businessmen will vie for Chinese attention -- and money -- showcasing energy, transportation or agriculture projects lingering for lack of funds. “Developing a partnership with Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is a logical option for China, first of all because it gives it access to major sea ports such as Constanta (Romania) and Burgas (Bulgaria) as a safeway for its exports,” economic analyst Razvan Orasanu told AFP. In the early 2000s, Chinese investment in the region was almost inexistent. In 2010 it topped $800 million, according to the Warsawbased Central and Eastern European Development Institute (CEED). Two-way trade between China

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the state following its near collapse during the 2008 financial crisis -- announced on November 1 it was to create an internal ‘bad bank’ to run down ’38 billion of high-risk assets as the government looks to return the rescued lender to the private sector. The report alleges that the bank hit seemingly healthy businesses with unmanageable charges and rates before seized their assets at a knock-down price.

“From the cases I have heard, it is clear that a perception has arisen that the intention is to purposefully distress businesses to put them in GRG and subsequently take their assets...at a discounted price,” said the report’s author. “There are many devastating stories of how RBS has wrecked good businesses and the ruinous impact this has on the lives of the business owners.

“I look forward to seeing how RBS proposes to take forward the forensic investigation into this part of the bank.” Cable called the allegations “very serious”. “I am however confident that the new management of RBS is aware of this history and is determined to turn RBS into a bank that will support the growth of small and medium sized businesses,” he added.

Aside from dozens of kilograms of marijuana, there was also crystal meth with the weight of 500 grams. Supply of the illicit goods was recognized by each suspect from outside Bali, namely East Java. What are the measures taken by police to anticipate the entry of drugs into Bali ahead of the New Year 2014? The matter of drug crimes in Bali has reached a point of concern. The drug trafficking in Bali, particularly in Denpasar, Kuta and surrounding areas, is going crazy. In reality, nearly every day police and relevant authorities are arresting drug suspects. Even, these days the officers of Narcotics Detective Section of Denpasar Metro Police, North Kuta Police and Tabanan Police have arrested some drug dealers and the couriers with a large amount of evidences. “I highly appreciate the members (officers of the Narcotics Detective Section of Denpasar Metro Police, North Kuta Police and Tabanan Police) who have been already working hard fighting against drugs in Bali though with limitation of human resources,” said Directorate of Bali Police Narcotics Detective, Bambang Yugisyoro, Sunday (Nov 24). In other words, the limitation was due to lack of human resources, said Bambang. In terms of personnel, it was incomparable to number of personnel in the directorate as there was only one personnel with the rank of commissioner, but they still had a great passion with better moral. In addition, it was also supported by the presence of shame if they could not do something beneficial to save the people of Bali from the hazards of drugs. “These points are the main keys to the success of territorial personnel,” he praised. Meanwhile, the Directorate of Detective of Bali Police was supported by a very large human resources (6 personnel with the rank of Adjunct Senior Commissioner and 16 personnel with Commissioner, 13 personnel with Adjunct Commissioner along with the entire members) and maximum budget to carry out the

operational tasks. To that end, the work of greater human resources was still being awaited by all residents of Bali to realize their expectations in order they could be saved from the hazards of drugs. “We are still attempting to make approaches with the touches of morality and shame,” he told Bali Post last Sunday. In addition, this former Division Head of Profession and Security of Bali Police explained that the increasing results revealed by the members in the regional territory posed the achievement of perseverance. The arrest was to save the future generation, especially in Bali. “When they’re ignored, many people of Bali and others will become the victims of drugs,” he said. What is the anticipation of police to prevent the smuggling of drugs into Bali by land, sea or air? Bambang explained there should be mutual cooperation with other stakeholders, for example, the customs and excise, water transportation authority (ASDP), immigration office, including the entire unit of the Provincial National Narcotics Agency (BNNP) and the Narcotics Detective Section in the ranks of the Bali Police. In addition, his party also continuously strived to improve the quality of performance, vivacity as well as build a sense of shame and moral values ??of the personnel of the Narcotics Detective Section. “Moreover, the New Year is around the corner. Obviously, the theory of economy, namely supply and demand, will prevail. Each New Year celebration, Bali will be thronged by local and foreign travelers,” he added. (jay) Police showing evidence of drugs seized from drug traffickers. Bali is now haunted by the widespread drug circulation and abuse. As evidence, lately the officers of Directorate of Narcotics Section of Bali Police have arrested a lots of drug offenses.

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Anti-government protesters holding Thai national flags gather at a rally in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Bangkok braced for major disruptions Monday as a massive antigovernment march fanned out to 13 locations in a growing bid to topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Bangkok braces as protesters fan out across city Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK — Bangkok braced for major disruptions Monday as a massive anti-government march fanned out to 13 locations in a growing bid to topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. More than two dozen Bangkok schools along the protest route were closed and police tightened security at the protest destinations, which included the military and police headquarters and the five television stations controlled by the military or the government. Protesters say they want Yingluck to step down amid claims that her government is controlled by her older brother, ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra. Monday’s rally came a day after about 100,000 people marched in Bangkok, staging the largest rally by Thaksin opponents in years. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban promised Monday’s march would be peaceful and law-abiding. But the escalating movement, which started last month, has raised concerns of renewed violence in Thailand’s ongoing political crisis, which has revolved around Thaksin for years. Many fear that clashes could erupt between the anti-government protesters and Thaksin’s supporters, who are staging their own rally at a Bangkok stadium and have vowed to

stay put until the opposition calls off its demonstration. Thaksin’s supporters and opponents have battled for power since a 2006 military coup ousted the former prime minister, who was toppled following street protests accusing him of corruption and disrespect for the country’s constitutional monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Thaksin has lived in self-imposed exile for the past five years to avoid a prison sentence on a corruption conviction. The battle for power has sometimes led to bloodshed on Bangkok’s streets. Most recently, about 90 people were killed in 2010 when Thaksin’s “Red Shirt” supporters occupied parts of central Bangkok for weeks before the government, led then by the current opposition, sent the military to crack down. The latest protests have ended two years of relative calm under Yingluck’s government. Yingluck’s administration has struggled to contain the demonstrations, which initially started over opposition to a government-backed political amnesty bill that critics said was designed to bring Thaksin home

from exile. The Senate rejected the bill earlier this month in a bid to end the protests. But the rallies have gained momentum and leaders have now shifted their target to the more abstract goal of toppling the “Thaksin regime,” which is how protesters refer to Yingluck’s government. “Our demonstration will continue until we can get rid of the Thaksin regime,” Suthep told the crowd Sunday. Suthep accused Thaksin of abusing human rights, corruption and interfering with government officials. “We will tell the government officials to stop serving the Thaksin regime and stand by the people’s side instead,” Suthep told The Associated Press. “We will also march to tell the media to report news with neutrality, without distortion, and not to serve the government. They must give people the truth.” Special peace-keeping command spokesman police Maj. Gen. Piya Uthayo said intelligence reports indicated that the protesters would also move to surround key Bangkok locations, including the prime minister’s office and Parliament.

Chicago - A major winter storm that has dumped freezing rain and snow in the US southwest has killed at least 13 people in five states, US media reported. The storm is expected to continue east over the next several days, just as tens of millions of travelers are expected to hit the road or take to the skies ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. Images from the storm-hit region showed thick layers of ice on sidewalks and icicles dripping off leaves. The storm is forecast to bring substantial snow to the Appalachian mountains and New England, in the northeast, by Wednesday, which is one of the biggest US travel days of the year, according to meteorologists at Accuweather.com. Further south, heavy rain could also hinder both road and air travel, they said. The American Automobile Association predicts more than 43 million people will be traveling over the holiday weekend, in which many visit farflung family to share the Thanksgiving meal. Meanwhile, icy roads and flooding have already created hazardous conditions in Oklahoma, Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona. Four people died in separate crashes in Oklahoma, another four in two incidents in Texas, and a four-year-old child was killed when the car she was in rolled over in New Mexico, NBC news reported, citing state troopers and emergency personnel. In California, where the storm hit first last week, one person was killed by downed power lines, another when a tree fell on her parked car, and a third in a traffic accident, NBC said. And in Arizona, a person was swept away in storm-related flooding in the Santa Cruz river and his body was recovered Friday.

UN climate talks on ‘brink of collapse’ Associated Press Writer

WARSAW, Poland — U.N. climate talks were deadlocked Saturday as the U.S. and China clashed over what role the Chinese and other fastgrowing economies should play in a new pact to fight global warming. Disputes over climate aid for poor countries also overshadowed the Warsaw conference as it stretched a full day beyond its scheduled end time. The two-week talks were supposed to lay the foundation for a 2015 climate deal in Paris that countries have agreed should apply to them all. But after all-night talks, delegates struggled to agree on draft decisions outlining the way forward. “These talks are on the brink of collapse,” said Alden Meyer, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, an observer of the talks. In discussions over future commitments to rein in carbon emissions, China and India insisted on wording that would keep a firewall between rich and poor countries that the U.S. and other developed countries want to get rid of. “The whole exercise is not aimed at creating a new climate regime,” Chinese negotiator Su Wei told a plenary session. U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern wondered whether that meant that China was no longer ready to put forth commitments for the new deal. “I hope I’m wrong about what I heard, but it would certainly be disappointing to move backward in time not forward toward Paris,” Stern said. The plenary was suspended to give delegates a chance to work on new texts. The U.N. climate talks were launched in 1992 after scientists warned that humans were warming the planet by pumping CO2 and other heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels. Countries made progress Friday on advancing a program to reduce deforestation in developing countries, an important source of emissions because trees absorb carbon dioxide. Climate financing proved harder to agree on. Rich countries have promised to help developing nations make their economies greener and to adapt to rising sea levels, desertification and other climate impacts. They have provided billions of dollars in climate financing in recent years, but have resisted calls to put down firm commitments on how they’re going to fulfill a pledge to scale up annual contributions to $100 billion by 2020. “There is absolutely nothing to write home about at the moment,” Fiji delegate Sai Navoti said, speaking on behalf of developing countries.

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INDONESIA Authorities raised Mt. Sinabung status to highest

MEDAN \ Indonesian authorities raised the alert status for one of the country’s most active volcanoes to the highest level Sunday after the mountain repeatedly sent hot clouds of gas down its slope following a series of eruptions in recent days. Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province unleashed fresh volcanic ash and gravel as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) and searing gas down its slope up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles), said a government volcanologist, Surono, who like many Indonesians uses one name. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high mountain has sporadically erupted since September after being dormant for three years. “We are in a situation of high alert due to the danger of searing gas,” Surono said, adding that authorities had urged people to stay at least 5 kilometers (3 miles) away from the crater. About 12,300 evacuees from eight villages around the mountain were packed Sunday in crowded government camps away from the

fiery crater, while more than 6,000 others fled earlier to temporary shelters in 16 safe locations, said National Disaster Mitigation spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said airlines had been notified to avoid routes near the mountain. The volcano’s last eruption, in August 2010, killed two people and forced 30,000 others to flee. It caught many scientists off guard because it had been quiet for four centuries. Mount Sinabung is among around 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

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In this Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 photo, Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash into the air as seen from Ujung, North Sumatra.

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JAKARTA - In making preparations for general elections, the registration process is one of the most difficult tasks, as data entry of eligible voters must be conducted transparently and accurately. Voters lists are always a sensitive and crucial issue because if they are not accurate, they could trigger a suspicion of manipulation, or depriving a citizen of his constitutional rights if his or her name is not on the list. Indonesia plans to hold national and provincial legislative elections on April 9, 2014, which will be followed by the presidential election on July 9. The national General Elections Commission (KPU) has declared that the total number of eligible domestic voters for the general elections in 2014 is 186,612,255 people, consisting of 93,439,610 men and 93,172,645 women. They will cast their votes at 545,778 voting stations in 81,034 villages in 6,980 subdistricts located in 497 districts and cities in the countrys 33 provinces. The total number of eligible Indonesian voters living

overseas is 2,010,280. They are based in 130 countries, which will have 873 polling stations. KPU Chairman Husni Kamil Manik noted that the KPU had considered all input before declaring the Eligible Voters List (DPT) as complete. However, some 10.4 million voters on this list are considered “problematic” because they do not have citizenship identity numbers (NIKs). To fix the errors, the General Elections Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) allowed the national KPU to complete the rectification of 10.4 million problematic data entries for voters within 30 days from November 4. In addition to the faulty 10.4 million data entries, however, the Gerindra Party has discovered that some 3,750,231 data entries for voters for the 2014 general elections include errors. Chairman of Gerindras Central Executive Board in charge of Advocacy Habiburokhman said the data was collected from 17 districts and cities. The political party presented the findings to the Commission on November 19, for rectification and cross-checking. KPUs Chairman Husni Kamil

Malik said the Commission is currently fixing data for eligible voters at the district and city level, and is also examining a report filed by the Gerindra Party on errors in the data for 3.7 million eligible voters. “We are at present monitoring and cross-checking what has been done by the local KPU offices at the city and district level,” he said. To help resolve problems in the voters lists, the Home Affairs Ministry has deployed a special team to assist the KPU in repairing data entries. “We are deploying a 50member special team to various regions to help the General Election Commission (KPU) update data on problematic voters on the list,” Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi said recently. In Jakarta, for instance, the capital citys KPU has so far managed to resolve around 29 thousand data entries for eligible voters holding invalid NIKs on the list of eligible voters. The rectification was part of a process aimed at addressing faults in some 66 thousand data entries of voters, M Sidik, the Chairman of the working group for updating voters data at Jakartas KPU, said on November 20, 2013.

The Commission underwent a process of prior verification of the actual voters before fixing the data, Sidik pointed out. Because the voters list is so important, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono chaired a consultation meeting on November 13 to discuss the problem with chiefs of state institutions such as House Speaker Marzuki Alie, Chairman of the Peoples Consultative Assembly (MPR) Siddaharta Danusubroto, Chairman of the State Audit Agency (BPK) Hadi Purnomo, Chairman of the Judicial Commission (MK) Suparman, Chairman of the Constitutional Court Hamdan Zoelva, and Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto. Earlier, when visiting Bandung, West Java, Marzuki Alie asked the KPU to work harder to end the confusion over the eligible voters list. “We ask the KPU to work harder to deal with the problem, so that it does not drag on,” the Speaker stated. Double lists could be misused by some people in power in the regions, he warned. Several political parties have also expressed concern about the voters list problem.

The Peoples Conscience (Hanura) party, for instance, has stated that it wanted to make sure the 2014 general election has fewer problems than seen in the last election. The Gerindra (Greater Indonesia Movement) Party has warned that a faulty voter list could lead to cheating during the general elections. “Whenever we have a general election, the Eligible Voter List (DPT) becomes problematic. The same is happening now because of poor validation of the voter list for next years general elections. We had better watch out, because cheating could take place due to a faulty voter list,” Haris Bobihoe, Gerindras Deputy Secretary General, stated in Mamuju, West Sulawesi. The voters list should be monitored closely because it has the the potential to be used for manipulating the general elections, he added. “We have instructed all legislative candidates of Gerindra, both in Jakarta and other regions, to closely monitor the DPT issues. The chaos during the general elections of 2009 was also due to a fault in the DPT,” Haris pointed out.


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Budaga Village, that’s the name of a village which is located one kilometer west of the City Semarapura, Klungkung. A village with an area of about 35 hectares and a population of approximately 198 heads of households (families), or 733 souls, consists of 367 male and 366 female. Since the beginning of its existence, when divided into two Budaga hamlets (Budaga Klod and Budaga Kaler), the people really involved in agricultural sector as their main occupation. But over time, farming had abandoned by its citizens. The main reason for the dissolution of agricultural was regeneration. Not only that, it is also because the area of agricultural land in the traditional village area has decreased for residential purposes. One area of work in recent years so engrossed by Budaga Village residents after switching from agriculture is a brass handicrafts. Various types of products can be made from brass. Sales not only in Bali, but to the outside Bali and even abroad. In addition to handicrafts for the needs of religious ceremonies, there are also other crafts for souvenirs.

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LOS ANGELES — Jared Dudley scored a season-high 21 points and Chris Paul added 16 points and 17 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers played all over the Chicago Bulls in Derrick Rose’s absence for a 121-82 victory. J.J. Redick scored 19 points and Blake Griffin had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the Pacific Division-leading Clippers’ seventh win in nine games. Los Angeles finished strong in a stretch of four games in five days, posting the biggest margin of victory over Chicago in club history. Luol Deng scored 22 points as

the Bulls got off to a rough start to their latest stretch without Rose, who tore cartilage in his right knee Friday night in Portland. Lakers reserve forward Xavier Henry scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Pau Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Los Angeles over the Sacramento Kings 100-86. Steve Blake finished with 12 assists, nine points and five rebounds. Blake, who has started all 14 games for the Lakers at point guard in place of the injured Steve Nash, has recorded double digits in assists in each of the last five. Greivis Vasquez led Sacramento with 20 points.

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Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany pours champagne during the podium ceremony after winning the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

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SAO PAULO - Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel wrapped up the Formula One season on Sunday by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix and becoming the first driver to take nine successive victories in a single year. The sport’s youngest quadruple world champion, still only 26 years old, also matched fellow-German Michael Schumacher’s 2004 record of 13 wins in a season. “Guys, I am so proud of you. I love you. Remember this, enjoy this moment. Yes. We did it. This is unbelievable,” said Vettel, his voice wavering over the team radio after he took the chequered flag for his 39th career win. While he celebrated, Australian team mate Mark Webber said farewell with second place, anchoring a one-two in his 215th and final race for the champions before heading to Le Mans sportscars with Porsche. The Australian removed his helmet on the slowing down lap, feeling the wind in his hair and letting the cheering crowd see his face. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, this season’s overall-runner-up, finished third on a day when the skies over Interlagos failed to deliver the rain that had forced delays to qualifying on Saturday. The only other Formula One driver to win nine in a row was Italian Alberto Ascari, but his were over two campaigns in 1952-53 at a time when there were not even nine races in a season. “You can’t really compare it,” said Vettel. “In the fifties the races

were much longer and there were a lot of things that were breaking down. “I think his record still stands out a lot. So at the end of the day, as I see it now, it’s just a number. But hopefully one day, when I’ve got less hair and chubby, then it’s probably something nice to look back to.” Vettel and Red Bull had secured their fourth successive drivers’ and constructors’ titles in India last month and the German has been so dominant that the only hope of an upset had seemed in the hands of the notoriously fickle Sao Paulo weather. In the end it proved no threat, even if Vettel - on pole position - was overtaken by compatriot Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes at the start. Vettel passed him back at the start of the second lap and, apart from having his lead over Webber halved at a slow second pitstop, never looked back. “I’m actually quite sad this season comes to an end, the German said, with some understatement, in a podium interview after he and Alonso had doused Webber, who ends the year third in the championship, in champagne. “The second

half of the season, to win every race, is unbelievable.”

BUTTON FOURTH Jenson Button, the 2009 world champion and last before Vettel, finished fourth for McLaren - a result that rescued the team from suffering their worst season since their debut in 1966. Even so, McLaren still ended a season without a podium finish for the first time since 1980. Rosberg was fifth for Mercedes, who ended the championship as overall runners-up and six points ahead of Ferrari. Mexican Sergio Perez was sixth, after starting 19th following a five-place grid penalty, in his final appearance for McLaren with his future uncertain. Brazilian Felipe Massa, shaking his fists at stewards as he drove through the pits for a costly penalty imposed for crossing a white line, brought down the curtain on eight years as a Ferrari driver with seventh place in front of his home fans ahead of Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg. “This is unbelievable, unacceptable,” Massa had shouted over the team radio. Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton was ninth and was also handed a drive-through penalty for a coming together with Finland’s Valtteri Bottas that left the Briton limping back to the pits with a puncture while the Williams shed a rear tyre and retired.

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Bullock, right, scores over Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. The Clippers won 121-82.


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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney celebrates his goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

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City crushes Spurs 6-0, United draws at Cardiff

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MANCHESTER, England — Free-scoring Manchester City moved ominously into the Premier League’s top four by embarrassing Tottenham 6-0, but Manchester United’s revival was halted by a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Cardiff on Sunday. Spurs arrived at Etihad Stadium with the league’s best defensive record but left nursing its jointheaviest defeat of the 21-year Premier League era, with Sergio Aguero and Jesus Navas both scoring twice for rampant City. “It is impossible to play better than we did today,” said City manager Manuel Pellegrini, whose side has scored 26 goals in six straight home wins this campaign. Wayne Rooney showed his good and bad sides for United in south Wales, fortunately escaping a red card for kicking out at an opponent before giving his team the 15th-minute lead. The reigning champions were denied victory, though, as South Korea midfielder

Kim Bo-kyung headed in Cardiff’s second equalizer in injury time. “I don’t think it was a lash-out to cause any harm,” United manager David Moyes said in defense of Rooney, who set up United’s other goal scored by Patrice Evra from a corner. Fourth-place City is six points behind league leader Arsenal and only off the pace because of its dire away record. United is a point back in sixth after seeing its run of three wins in a row end at a ground where City has already lost this season. City remains many pundits’ title favorite despite its sketchy start where the team has been flawless at home but picked up just four

points from a possible 18 on its travels. Crushing a supposed title rival in such a devastating manner sends out a clear message, especially since Spurs had only conceded six goals in 11 games before Sunday. City was 5-0 ahead after just 56 minutes, with Navas starting the rout after just 14 seconds for the fifth quickest Premier League goal. Aguero netted in each half to add to an own goal by Sandro and a brilliant strike by Alvaro Negredo, leaving Navas to complete Spurs’ humiliation in injury time. “We have to be ashamed of a result like this,” said Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, whose team is ninth despite spend-

ing more than 100 million pounds (now $160 million) on mostly attacking talent in the summer. Not since a 7-1 loss to Newcastle in December 1996 have they been beaten by a six-goal margin — and it could have been a lot worse. Such was City’s intensity in the opening minutes that Spurs midfielder Sandro vomited on the pitch. Now City has to turn around its away form. “This team at home score more than four goals a game,” Pellegrini said. “The problem is away . but for different reasons we have not had the results we wanted. “I am absolutely sure if we continue to play like this we will get results away from home.” Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was making his first league start since taking time off to recover from the effects of concussion, and was at fault for City’s first two goals because of weak clear-

ances. United was looking to climb into the top four for the first time since August but could have been playing with 10 men for most of the game at Cardiff after Rooney hacked at the calf of Jordon Mutch as they chased down a ball on the left wing in the eighth minute. Rooney received only a yellow card and scored seven minutes later when his deflected shot looped into the corner. Fraizer Campbell equalized but Evra’s header on the stroke of halftime looked like earning United victory until Kim’s intervention in the second minute of stoppage time. “I’m disappointed we didn’t take three points,” Moyes said. “Cardiff made a game of it and put us under pressure. We gave away a silly free kick which led to their second goal and didn’t defend it well enough.”

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Hamburger beats Hannover 3-1 in Bundesliga

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MILAN — Juventus eased to a 2-0 win at Livorno on Sunday to provisionally take over the top spot in Serie A, while Fiorentina fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat at Udinese. Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez scored in the second half for Juventus. The two time-defending champion moved two points above Roma, which hosts Cagliari on Monday. “I dedicate it to our fans who always support us,” Llorente said. “We have to look at ourselves and continue doing everything the coach asks of us, as we are doing. I think we are a strong team.” Tomas Heurtaux scored for Udinese, which had lost four of its past five matches. Inter Milan missed the chance to draw level with thirdplace Napoli as it hit the crossbar twice but drew 1-1 at relegationthreatened Bologna. Elsewhere, a stoppage-time equalizer saw Lazio snatch a 1-1 draw at 10-man Sampdoria and spoil coach Sinisa Mihajlovic’s first match in charge. “It’s never nice to concede right at the end, but the wheels keep on turning,” Mihajlovic said. “I’m disappointed for the lads, they proved to themselves and others how you have to play when you wear the Sampdoria shirt.” Sampdoria played the entire second half with 10 men after Nenad Krsticic was sent off. Also, teenage forward Domenico Berardi struck again as Sassuolo beat Atalanta 2-0 while Torino crushed Catania 4-1. Juventus faced something of a crisis in defense, with Stephan Lichtsteiner and Andrea Barzagli injured and Angelo Ogbonna and Leonardo Bonucci out suspended. Mauricio Isla, Sebastian Giovinco and Simone Pepe were also out with injury. The visitors broke the deadlock shortly after the hour mark when Llorente volleyed Paul Pogba’s cross into the top corner with a magnificent strike. Llorente turned provider in the 75th to set up Tevez for a low drive into the bottom corner. Andrea Coda almost scored an own goal to extend Juventus’ lead when his diving header hit the post from Simone Padoin’s cross. Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was rarely troubled on his 500th Serie A appearance. Inter is eight points behind Juventus and two behind Napoli following the surprise draw.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Hamburger SV rallied to beat Hannover 3-1 on Sunday and plunge its northern Bundesliga rival deeper into crisis. In the late match, Shinji Okazaki scored two goals to pace Mainz to a 3-2 victory at Werder Bremen. Goals from Milan Badelj, Maximilian Beister and Hakan Calhanoglu ended Hamburg’s two-match losing run and kept Hannover winless in seven games. Szabolcs Huszti had put the visitors ahead in the 28th but Hamburg fought back and quickly established control after Badelj’s equalizer three minutes later. Hannover finished with 10 men following Salif Sane’s second yellow card in stoppage time. The win helped Hamburg climb up to 11th, leading Werder on goal difference. Hamburg is one point and two places above Hannover, which is three points from the relegation zone. “We all have to understand finally that we are in a dangerous situation,” Hannover goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler said. “We don’t have to play beautifully but we have to get some points.”

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Hamburg’s JonathanTah, right, vies for the ball with Hannover’s Mame Diouf during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hamburger SV and Hannover 96 at Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday Nov. 24, 2013. Hannover got off to a promising start when Huszti punished mistakes by Hamburg’s goalkeeper Rene Adler and Tomas Rincon. Adler kicked the ball to Rincon, who was surrounded by three Hannover players and could not control it. Huszti took advantage to steal the ball and slot past Adler. Badelj replied quickly. Zieler punched a free kick from Calhano-

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Juventus striker Carlos Tevez of Argentina, top, celebrates with his teammate Kwadwo Asmaoah after scoring, during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Livorno, in Leghorn, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

glu outside the box, but Badelj fired a perfectly timed volley over the goalkeeper into the net. Beister put the home side ahead for good less than a minute into the second half with a diving header from Heiko Westermann’s long cross. “We fought back well and deserved to win,” Beister said. Beister turned provider for Calhanoglu’s goal in the 84th.

LONDON - Arsenal’s path into the Champions League knockout rounds looks to be a safe one with a home game against rock bottom Olympique Marseille coming up on Tuesday but they are taking nothing for granted. The Londoners top Group F with nine points from four matches, the same as second-placed Napoli and three more than Borussia Dortmund. Should Arsenal beat Marseille and Dortmund fail to defeat Napoli, Arsene Wenger’s side would be guaranteed to qualify with a game to spare. Midfielder Santi Cazorla has warned against complacency especially with a trip to Naples concluding the group stages. “The main problem I see is everyone thinks it’s going to be an easy game for us to win,” the Spaniard told the club’s website (www.arsenal.com) after Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Southampton also kept his side top of the Premier League. “There is nothing at stake for Marseille because they have zero points but they are going to make things difficult for us. It may be tough and if we’re not careful we might slip up and then we might not

be able to get through to the next round. “We need to understand it’s a vital match,” said Cazorla. “If we obtained a bad result then it would make things very complicated for us to go to Napoli and win there.” Marseille held Arsenal to a 0-0 draw the last time they played at the Emirates two years ago but the French club have a poor record in England. Their only victory in 11 competitive visits was a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the 2007-08 Champions League group stages and they have lost six times. With little chance of even finishing third in the group, Marseille may elect to field a weakened side at Arsenal. Coach Elie Baup, whose team enjoyed a 3-1 victory at AC Ajaccio on Friday in Ligue 1, has hinted he may try some new faces. “We’re eliminated from the Champions League but we need to show some good things,” he said. “It will perhaps be the occasion for some young players to gain some experience.” Marseille will hope Andre-Pierre Gignac is in good form on Tuesday as they are without forward Dimitri Payet because of a knee injury. The 1993 European champions are also minus Ghana striker Andre Ayew due to a knee problem.


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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney celebrates his goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

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City crushes Spurs 6-0, United draws at Cardiff

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MANCHESTER, England — Free-scoring Manchester City moved ominously into the Premier League’s top four by embarrassing Tottenham 6-0, but Manchester United’s revival was halted by a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Cardiff on Sunday. Spurs arrived at Etihad Stadium with the league’s best defensive record but left nursing its jointheaviest defeat of the 21-year Premier League era, with Sergio Aguero and Jesus Navas both scoring twice for rampant City. “It is impossible to play better than we did today,” said City manager Manuel Pellegrini, whose side has scored 26 goals in six straight home wins this campaign. Wayne Rooney showed his good and bad sides for United in south Wales, fortunately escaping a red card for kicking out at an opponent before giving his team the 15th-minute lead. The reigning champions were denied victory, though, as South Korea midfielder

Kim Bo-kyung headed in Cardiff’s second equalizer in injury time. “I don’t think it was a lash-out to cause any harm,” United manager David Moyes said in defense of Rooney, who set up United’s other goal scored by Patrice Evra from a corner. Fourth-place City is six points behind league leader Arsenal and only off the pace because of its dire away record. United is a point back in sixth after seeing its run of three wins in a row end at a ground where City has already lost this season. City remains many pundits’ title favorite despite its sketchy start where the team has been flawless at home but picked up just four

points from a possible 18 on its travels. Crushing a supposed title rival in such a devastating manner sends out a clear message, especially since Spurs had only conceded six goals in 11 games before Sunday. City was 5-0 ahead after just 56 minutes, with Navas starting the rout after just 14 seconds for the fifth quickest Premier League goal. Aguero netted in each half to add to an own goal by Sandro and a brilliant strike by Alvaro Negredo, leaving Navas to complete Spurs’ humiliation in injury time. “We have to be ashamed of a result like this,” said Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, whose team is ninth despite spend-

ing more than 100 million pounds (now $160 million) on mostly attacking talent in the summer. Not since a 7-1 loss to Newcastle in December 1996 have they been beaten by a six-goal margin — and it could have been a lot worse. Such was City’s intensity in the opening minutes that Spurs midfielder Sandro vomited on the pitch. Now City has to turn around its away form. “This team at home score more than four goals a game,” Pellegrini said. “The problem is away . but for different reasons we have not had the results we wanted. “I am absolutely sure if we continue to play like this we will get results away from home.” Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was making his first league start since taking time off to recover from the effects of concussion, and was at fault for City’s first two goals because of weak clear-

ances. United was looking to climb into the top four for the first time since August but could have been playing with 10 men for most of the game at Cardiff after Rooney hacked at the calf of Jordon Mutch as they chased down a ball on the left wing in the eighth minute. Rooney received only a yellow card and scored seven minutes later when his deflected shot looped into the corner. Fraizer Campbell equalized but Evra’s header on the stroke of halftime looked like earning United victory until Kim’s intervention in the second minute of stoppage time. “I’m disappointed we didn’t take three points,” Moyes said. “Cardiff made a game of it and put us under pressure. We gave away a silly free kick which led to their second goal and didn’t defend it well enough.”

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Hamburger beats Hannover 3-1 in Bundesliga

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MILAN — Juventus eased to a 2-0 win at Livorno on Sunday to provisionally take over the top spot in Serie A, while Fiorentina fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat at Udinese. Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez scored in the second half for Juventus. The two time-defending champion moved two points above Roma, which hosts Cagliari on Monday. “I dedicate it to our fans who always support us,” Llorente said. “We have to look at ourselves and continue doing everything the coach asks of us, as we are doing. I think we are a strong team.” Tomas Heurtaux scored for Udinese, which had lost four of its past five matches. Inter Milan missed the chance to draw level with thirdplace Napoli as it hit the crossbar twice but drew 1-1 at relegationthreatened Bologna. Elsewhere, a stoppage-time equalizer saw Lazio snatch a 1-1 draw at 10-man Sampdoria and spoil coach Sinisa Mihajlovic’s first match in charge. “It’s never nice to concede right at the end, but the wheels keep on turning,” Mihajlovic said. “I’m disappointed for the lads, they proved to themselves and others how you have to play when you wear the Sampdoria shirt.” Sampdoria played the entire second half with 10 men after Nenad Krsticic was sent off. Also, teenage forward Domenico Berardi struck again as Sassuolo beat Atalanta 2-0 while Torino crushed Catania 4-1. Juventus faced something of a crisis in defense, with Stephan Lichtsteiner and Andrea Barzagli injured and Angelo Ogbonna and Leonardo Bonucci out suspended. Mauricio Isla, Sebastian Giovinco and Simone Pepe were also out with injury. The visitors broke the deadlock shortly after the hour mark when Llorente volleyed Paul Pogba’s cross into the top corner with a magnificent strike. Llorente turned provider in the 75th to set up Tevez for a low drive into the bottom corner. Andrea Coda almost scored an own goal to extend Juventus’ lead when his diving header hit the post from Simone Padoin’s cross. Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was rarely troubled on his 500th Serie A appearance. Inter is eight points behind Juventus and two behind Napoli following the surprise draw.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Hamburger SV rallied to beat Hannover 3-1 on Sunday and plunge its northern Bundesliga rival deeper into crisis. In the late match, Shinji Okazaki scored two goals to pace Mainz to a 3-2 victory at Werder Bremen. Goals from Milan Badelj, Maximilian Beister and Hakan Calhanoglu ended Hamburg’s two-match losing run and kept Hannover winless in seven games. Szabolcs Huszti had put the visitors ahead in the 28th but Hamburg fought back and quickly established control after Badelj’s equalizer three minutes later. Hannover finished with 10 men following Salif Sane’s second yellow card in stoppage time. The win helped Hamburg climb up to 11th, leading Werder on goal difference. Hamburg is one point and two places above Hannover, which is three points from the relegation zone. “We all have to understand finally that we are in a dangerous situation,” Hannover goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler said. “We don’t have to play beautifully but we have to get some points.”

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Hamburg’s JonathanTah, right, vies for the ball with Hannover’s Mame Diouf during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hamburger SV and Hannover 96 at Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday Nov. 24, 2013. Hannover got off to a promising start when Huszti punished mistakes by Hamburg’s goalkeeper Rene Adler and Tomas Rincon. Adler kicked the ball to Rincon, who was surrounded by three Hannover players and could not control it. Huszti took advantage to steal the ball and slot past Adler. Badelj replied quickly. Zieler punched a free kick from Calhano-

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Juventus striker Carlos Tevez of Argentina, top, celebrates with his teammate Kwadwo Asmaoah after scoring, during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Livorno, in Leghorn, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

glu outside the box, but Badelj fired a perfectly timed volley over the goalkeeper into the net. Beister put the home side ahead for good less than a minute into the second half with a diving header from Heiko Westermann’s long cross. “We fought back well and deserved to win,” Beister said. Beister turned provider for Calhanoglu’s goal in the 84th.

LONDON - Arsenal’s path into the Champions League knockout rounds looks to be a safe one with a home game against rock bottom Olympique Marseille coming up on Tuesday but they are taking nothing for granted. The Londoners top Group F with nine points from four matches, the same as second-placed Napoli and three more than Borussia Dortmund. Should Arsenal beat Marseille and Dortmund fail to defeat Napoli, Arsene Wenger’s side would be guaranteed to qualify with a game to spare. Midfielder Santi Cazorla has warned against complacency especially with a trip to Naples concluding the group stages. “The main problem I see is everyone thinks it’s going to be an easy game for us to win,” the Spaniard told the club’s website (www.arsenal.com) after Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Southampton also kept his side top of the Premier League. “There is nothing at stake for Marseille because they have zero points but they are going to make things difficult for us. It may be tough and if we’re not careful we might slip up and then we might not

be able to get through to the next round. “We need to understand it’s a vital match,” said Cazorla. “If we obtained a bad result then it would make things very complicated for us to go to Napoli and win there.” Marseille held Arsenal to a 0-0 draw the last time they played at the Emirates two years ago but the French club have a poor record in England. Their only victory in 11 competitive visits was a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the 2007-08 Champions League group stages and they have lost six times. With little chance of even finishing third in the group, Marseille may elect to field a weakened side at Arsenal. Coach Elie Baup, whose team enjoyed a 3-1 victory at AC Ajaccio on Friday in Ligue 1, has hinted he may try some new faces. “We’re eliminated from the Champions League but we need to show some good things,” he said. “It will perhaps be the occasion for some young players to gain some experience.” Marseille will hope Andre-Pierre Gignac is in good form on Tuesday as they are without forward Dimitri Payet because of a knee injury. The 1993 European champions are also minus Ghana striker Andre Ayew due to a knee problem.


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Budaga Village, that’s the name of a village which is located one kilometer west of the City Semarapura, Klungkung. A village with an area of about 35 hectares and a population of approximately 198 heads of households (families), or 733 souls, consists of 367 male and 366 female. Since the beginning of its existence, when divided into two Budaga hamlets (Budaga Klod and Budaga Kaler), the people really involved in agricultural sector as their main occupation. But over time, farming had abandoned by its citizens. The main reason for the dissolution of agricultural was regeneration. Not only that, it is also because the area of agricultural land in the traditional village area has decreased for residential purposes. One area of work in recent years so engrossed by Budaga Village residents after switching from agriculture is a brass handicrafts. Various types of products can be made from brass. Sales not only in Bali, but to the outside Bali and even abroad. In addition to handicrafts for the needs of religious ceremonies, there are also other crafts for souvenirs.

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LOS ANGELES — Jared Dudley scored a season-high 21 points and Chris Paul added 16 points and 17 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers played all over the Chicago Bulls in Derrick Rose’s absence for a 121-82 victory. J.J. Redick scored 19 points and Blake Griffin had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the Pacific Division-leading Clippers’ seventh win in nine games. Los Angeles finished strong in a stretch of four games in five days, posting the biggest margin of victory over Chicago in club history. Luol Deng scored 22 points as

the Bulls got off to a rough start to their latest stretch without Rose, who tore cartilage in his right knee Friday night in Portland. Lakers reserve forward Xavier Henry scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Pau Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Los Angeles over the Sacramento Kings 100-86. Steve Blake finished with 12 assists, nine points and five rebounds. Blake, who has started all 14 games for the Lakers at point guard in place of the injured Steve Nash, has recorded double digits in assists in each of the last five. Greivis Vasquez led Sacramento with 20 points.

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Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany pours champagne during the podium ceremony after winning the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

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SAO PAULO - Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel wrapped up the Formula One season on Sunday by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix and becoming the first driver to take nine successive victories in a single year. The sport’s youngest quadruple world champion, still only 26 years old, also matched fellow-German Michael Schumacher’s 2004 record of 13 wins in a season. “Guys, I am so proud of you. I love you. Remember this, enjoy this moment. Yes. We did it. This is unbelievable,” said Vettel, his voice wavering over the team radio after he took the chequered flag for his 39th career win. While he celebrated, Australian team mate Mark Webber said farewell with second place, anchoring a one-two in his 215th and final race for the champions before heading to Le Mans sportscars with Porsche. The Australian removed his helmet on the slowing down lap, feeling the wind in his hair and letting the cheering crowd see his face. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, this season’s overall-runner-up, finished third on a day when the skies over Interlagos failed to deliver the rain that had forced delays to qualifying on Saturday. The only other Formula One driver to win nine in a row was Italian Alberto Ascari, but his were over two campaigns in 1952-53 at a time when there were not even nine races in a season. “You can’t really compare it,” said Vettel. “In the fifties the races

were much longer and there were a lot of things that were breaking down. “I think his record still stands out a lot. So at the end of the day, as I see it now, it’s just a number. But hopefully one day, when I’ve got less hair and chubby, then it’s probably something nice to look back to.” Vettel and Red Bull had secured their fourth successive drivers’ and constructors’ titles in India last month and the German has been so dominant that the only hope of an upset had seemed in the hands of the notoriously fickle Sao Paulo weather. In the end it proved no threat, even if Vettel - on pole position - was overtaken by compatriot Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes at the start. Vettel passed him back at the start of the second lap and, apart from having his lead over Webber halved at a slow second pitstop, never looked back. “I’m actually quite sad this season comes to an end, the German said, with some understatement, in a podium interview after he and Alonso had doused Webber, who ends the year third in the championship, in champagne. “The second

half of the season, to win every race, is unbelievable.”

BUTTON FOURTH Jenson Button, the 2009 world champion and last before Vettel, finished fourth for McLaren - a result that rescued the team from suffering their worst season since their debut in 1966. Even so, McLaren still ended a season without a podium finish for the first time since 1980. Rosberg was fifth for Mercedes, who ended the championship as overall runners-up and six points ahead of Ferrari. Mexican Sergio Perez was sixth, after starting 19th following a five-place grid penalty, in his final appearance for McLaren with his future uncertain. Brazilian Felipe Massa, shaking his fists at stewards as he drove through the pits for a costly penalty imposed for crossing a white line, brought down the curtain on eight years as a Ferrari driver with seventh place in front of his home fans ahead of Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg. “This is unbelievable, unacceptable,” Massa had shouted over the team radio. Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton was ninth and was also handed a drive-through penalty for a coming together with Finland’s Valtteri Bottas that left the Briton limping back to the pits with a puncture while the Williams shed a rear tyre and retired.

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Bullock, right, scores over Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. The Clippers won 121-82.


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Anti-government protesters holding Thai national flags gather at a rally in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Bangkok braced for major disruptions Monday as a massive antigovernment march fanned out to 13 locations in a growing bid to topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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BANGKOK — Bangkok braced for major disruptions Monday as a massive anti-government march fanned out to 13 locations in a growing bid to topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. More than two dozen Bangkok schools along the protest route were closed and police tightened security at the protest destinations, which included the military and police headquarters and the five television stations controlled by the military or the government. Protesters say they want Yingluck to step down amid claims that her government is controlled by her older brother, ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra. Monday’s rally came a day after about 100,000 people marched in Bangkok, staging the largest rally by Thaksin opponents in years. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban promised Monday’s march would be peaceful and law-abiding. But the escalating movement, which started last month, has raised concerns of renewed violence in Thailand’s ongoing political crisis, which has revolved around Thaksin for years. Many fear that clashes could erupt between the anti-government protesters and Thaksin’s supporters, who are staging their own rally at a Bangkok stadium and have vowed to

stay put until the opposition calls off its demonstration. Thaksin’s supporters and opponents have battled for power since a 2006 military coup ousted the former prime minister, who was toppled following street protests accusing him of corruption and disrespect for the country’s constitutional monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Thaksin has lived in self-imposed exile for the past five years to avoid a prison sentence on a corruption conviction. The battle for power has sometimes led to bloodshed on Bangkok’s streets. Most recently, about 90 people were killed in 2010 when Thaksin’s “Red Shirt” supporters occupied parts of central Bangkok for weeks before the government, led then by the current opposition, sent the military to crack down. The latest protests have ended two years of relative calm under Yingluck’s government. Yingluck’s administration has struggled to contain the demonstrations, which initially started over opposition to a government-backed political amnesty bill that critics said was designed to bring Thaksin home

from exile. The Senate rejected the bill earlier this month in a bid to end the protests. But the rallies have gained momentum and leaders have now shifted their target to the more abstract goal of toppling the “Thaksin regime,” which is how protesters refer to Yingluck’s government. “Our demonstration will continue until we can get rid of the Thaksin regime,” Suthep told the crowd Sunday. Suthep accused Thaksin of abusing human rights, corruption and interfering with government officials. “We will tell the government officials to stop serving the Thaksin regime and stand by the people’s side instead,” Suthep told The Associated Press. “We will also march to tell the media to report news with neutrality, without distortion, and not to serve the government. They must give people the truth.” Special peace-keeping command spokesman police Maj. Gen. Piya Uthayo said intelligence reports indicated that the protesters would also move to surround key Bangkok locations, including the prime minister’s office and Parliament.

Chicago - A major winter storm that has dumped freezing rain and snow in the US southwest has killed at least 13 people in five states, US media reported. The storm is expected to continue east over the next several days, just as tens of millions of travelers are expected to hit the road or take to the skies ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. Images from the storm-hit region showed thick layers of ice on sidewalks and icicles dripping off leaves. The storm is forecast to bring substantial snow to the Appalachian mountains and New England, in the northeast, by Wednesday, which is one of the biggest US travel days of the year, according to meteorologists at Accuweather.com. Further south, heavy rain could also hinder both road and air travel, they said. The American Automobile Association predicts more than 43 million people will be traveling over the holiday weekend, in which many visit farflung family to share the Thanksgiving meal. Meanwhile, icy roads and flooding have already created hazardous conditions in Oklahoma, Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona. Four people died in separate crashes in Oklahoma, another four in two incidents in Texas, and a four-year-old child was killed when the car she was in rolled over in New Mexico, NBC news reported, citing state troopers and emergency personnel. In California, where the storm hit first last week, one person was killed by downed power lines, another when a tree fell on her parked car, and a third in a traffic accident, NBC said. And in Arizona, a person was swept away in storm-related flooding in the Santa Cruz river and his body was recovered Friday.

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WARSAW, Poland — U.N. climate talks were deadlocked Saturday as the U.S. and China clashed over what role the Chinese and other fastgrowing economies should play in a new pact to fight global warming. Disputes over climate aid for poor countries also overshadowed the Warsaw conference as it stretched a full day beyond its scheduled end time. The two-week talks were supposed to lay the foundation for a 2015 climate deal in Paris that countries have agreed should apply to them all. But after all-night talks, delegates struggled to agree on draft decisions outlining the way forward. “These talks are on the brink of collapse,” said Alden Meyer, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, an observer of the talks. In discussions over future commitments to rein in carbon emissions, China and India insisted on wording that would keep a firewall between rich and poor countries that the U.S. and other developed countries want to get rid of. “The whole exercise is not aimed at creating a new climate regime,” Chinese negotiator Su Wei told a plenary session. U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern wondered whether that meant that China was no longer ready to put forth commitments for the new deal. “I hope I’m wrong about what I heard, but it would certainly be disappointing to move backward in time not forward toward Paris,” Stern said. The plenary was suspended to give delegates a chance to work on new texts. The U.N. climate talks were launched in 1992 after scientists warned that humans were warming the planet by pumping CO2 and other heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels. Countries made progress Friday on advancing a program to reduce deforestation in developing countries, an important source of emissions because trees absorb carbon dioxide. Climate financing proved harder to agree on. Rich countries have promised to help developing nations make their economies greener and to adapt to rising sea levels, desertification and other climate impacts. They have provided billions of dollars in climate financing in recent years, but have resisted calls to put down firm commitments on how they’re going to fulfill a pledge to scale up annual contributions to $100 billion by 2020. “There is absolutely nothing to write home about at the moment,” Fiji delegate Sai Navoti said, speaking on behalf of developing countries.

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INDONESIA Authorities raised Mt. Sinabung status to highest

MEDAN \ Indonesian authorities raised the alert status for one of the country’s most active volcanoes to the highest level Sunday after the mountain repeatedly sent hot clouds of gas down its slope following a series of eruptions in recent days. Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province unleashed fresh volcanic ash and gravel as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) and searing gas down its slope up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles), said a government volcanologist, Surono, who like many Indonesians uses one name. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high mountain has sporadically erupted since September after being dormant for three years. “We are in a situation of high alert due to the danger of searing gas,” Surono said, adding that authorities had urged people to stay at least 5 kilometers (3 miles) away from the crater. About 12,300 evacuees from eight villages around the mountain were packed Sunday in crowded government camps away from the

fiery crater, while more than 6,000 others fled earlier to temporary shelters in 16 safe locations, said National Disaster Mitigation spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said airlines had been notified to avoid routes near the mountain. The volcano’s last eruption, in August 2010, killed two people and forced 30,000 others to flee. It caught many scientists off guard because it had been quiet for four centuries. Mount Sinabung is among around 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

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In this Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 photo, Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash into the air as seen from Ujung, North Sumatra.

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JAKARTA - In making preparations for general elections, the registration process is one of the most difficult tasks, as data entry of eligible voters must be conducted transparently and accurately. Voters lists are always a sensitive and crucial issue because if they are not accurate, they could trigger a suspicion of manipulation, or depriving a citizen of his constitutional rights if his or her name is not on the list. Indonesia plans to hold national and provincial legislative elections on April 9, 2014, which will be followed by the presidential election on July 9. The national General Elections Commission (KPU) has declared that the total number of eligible domestic voters for the general elections in 2014 is 186,612,255 people, consisting of 93,439,610 men and 93,172,645 women. They will cast their votes at 545,778 voting stations in 81,034 villages in 6,980 subdistricts located in 497 districts and cities in the countrys 33 provinces. The total number of eligible Indonesian voters living

overseas is 2,010,280. They are based in 130 countries, which will have 873 polling stations. KPU Chairman Husni Kamil Manik noted that the KPU had considered all input before declaring the Eligible Voters List (DPT) as complete. However, some 10.4 million voters on this list are considered “problematic” because they do not have citizenship identity numbers (NIKs). To fix the errors, the General Elections Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) allowed the national KPU to complete the rectification of 10.4 million problematic data entries for voters within 30 days from November 4. In addition to the faulty 10.4 million data entries, however, the Gerindra Party has discovered that some 3,750,231 data entries for voters for the 2014 general elections include errors. Chairman of Gerindras Central Executive Board in charge of Advocacy Habiburokhman said the data was collected from 17 districts and cities. The political party presented the findings to the Commission on November 19, for rectification and cross-checking. KPUs Chairman Husni Kamil

Malik said the Commission is currently fixing data for eligible voters at the district and city level, and is also examining a report filed by the Gerindra Party on errors in the data for 3.7 million eligible voters. “We are at present monitoring and cross-checking what has been done by the local KPU offices at the city and district level,” he said. To help resolve problems in the voters lists, the Home Affairs Ministry has deployed a special team to assist the KPU in repairing data entries. “We are deploying a 50member special team to various regions to help the General Election Commission (KPU) update data on problematic voters on the list,” Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi said recently. In Jakarta, for instance, the capital citys KPU has so far managed to resolve around 29 thousand data entries for eligible voters holding invalid NIKs on the list of eligible voters. The rectification was part of a process aimed at addressing faults in some 66 thousand data entries of voters, M Sidik, the Chairman of the working group for updating voters data at Jakartas KPU, said on November 20, 2013.

The Commission underwent a process of prior verification of the actual voters before fixing the data, Sidik pointed out. Because the voters list is so important, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono chaired a consultation meeting on November 13 to discuss the problem with chiefs of state institutions such as House Speaker Marzuki Alie, Chairman of the Peoples Consultative Assembly (MPR) Siddaharta Danusubroto, Chairman of the State Audit Agency (BPK) Hadi Purnomo, Chairman of the Judicial Commission (MK) Suparman, Chairman of the Constitutional Court Hamdan Zoelva, and Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto. Earlier, when visiting Bandung, West Java, Marzuki Alie asked the KPU to work harder to end the confusion over the eligible voters list. “We ask the KPU to work harder to deal with the problem, so that it does not drag on,” the Speaker stated. Double lists could be misused by some people in power in the regions, he warned. Several political parties have also expressed concern about the voters list problem.

The Peoples Conscience (Hanura) party, for instance, has stated that it wanted to make sure the 2014 general election has fewer problems than seen in the last election. The Gerindra (Greater Indonesia Movement) Party has warned that a faulty voter list could lead to cheating during the general elections. “Whenever we have a general election, the Eligible Voter List (DPT) becomes problematic. The same is happening now because of poor validation of the voter list for next years general elections. We had better watch out, because cheating could take place due to a faulty voter list,” Haris Bobihoe, Gerindras Deputy Secretary General, stated in Mamuju, West Sulawesi. The voters list should be monitored closely because it has the the potential to be used for manipulating the general elections, he added. “We have instructed all legislative candidates of Gerindra, both in Jakarta and other regions, to closely monitor the DPT issues. The chaos during the general elections of 2009 was also due to a fault in the DPT,” Haris pointed out.


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AMLAPURA - A farmer claiming himself as Sanusi, 25, from Bhima County, NTB, was arrested at Padangbai Harbor, Karangasem, Friday (Nov 22). The offender was known to carry 10 sheets of dollar with denomination of USD 100 alleged to be counterfeit. In addition to bringing along with the suspected counterfeit dollars, the offender also carried two platinum plates where each had the weight of 1,000 grams and 250 grams. Chief of Padangbai Harbor

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BUCHAREST - Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrives in Romania on Monday ahead of a summit with 16 Central and Eastern European leaders keen to woo investment from the world’s number two economy. and the region has also grown rapidly. While it amounted to $3.0 billion in 2000, it surpassed $41 billion in 2010, with China registering a net surplus. Following the eurozone crisis, the CEE countries with their “hybrid economies, somewhere between emerging and developed markets... appear as more dynamic places to put Chinese money into,” the CEED said. Yet past experience in the region provides a measure of caution for those hoping for quick results. In April 2012, Li’s predecessor Wen Jiabao told 16 CEE leaders attending a summit in Poland that China would commit a total of $10.5 billion in credit lines and funds to boost economic ties with the region. But analysts say that 18 months later the promise of massive Chinese capital injections into the former communist bloc has yet to materialise. The China-CEE Investment Cooperation Fund (ICF) has not made any headway and prospects are unclear. Poland, China’s second-biggest partner in the region, has seen no major Chinese investment since the 2012 summit. Neither have the Baltic states, Slovakia or the Czech Republic. After lengthy negotiations, Romania has secured a deal with

LONDON - The Royal Bank of Scotland faced fresh damage to its reputation on Monday after the British government handed financial watchdogs a report claiming it forced small firms to default in order to seize their assets. Business Secretary Vince Cable confirmed on Sunday that he had given the report, written by Law-

rence Tomlinson from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). The report, published Monday, has been compiled over the past six months and focuses on claims against the bank’s Global Restructuring Group (GRG), which deals with risky loans. RBS -- 81 percent owned by

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Police, Made Darsana, said on Sunday (Nov 24) in Padangbai that his party had made coordination with Bima Police, NTB. It was intended to determine whether there was circulation of counterfeit dollar and the loss of platinum in the region of Bima. “We have been making coordination with Bima Police. However, there has been no information so far whether there is a loss of platinum,” he said. He added the case of Sanusi had been handed over to Headquarters of Karangasem Police, Saturday (Nov 23). Similarly, the entire evi-

dence had been delegated to police headquarters. It had been pursuant to direction of the Karangsem Police Chief because it belonged to inter-island or inter- provincial case, so it was better to be handled at the county police. Chief of Harbor Police, Made Darsana, said that Sanusi was examined in post II at Padangbai. He boarded a truck from Bima and wanted to go to Denpasar. When checking his identity, police found him carrying counterfeit dollars, two platinum plates as well as cellular phone. Sanusi claimed he

would look for a job in Denpasar. He denied if the two platinum plates at hand were the proceeds of crime. “We found Sanusi bringing along with suspicious US dollar due to the accuracy of the officers checking the identity of passengers and luggage,” he said. He added that related to the arrival plan of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono on Monday (Nov 25) in conjunction with his working visit of planting a billion trees at Tegallanglangan hamlet, Datah village, Karangasem,

there were no additional personnel guarding the entrance to the east of Bali through Padangbai Harbor. However, there would personnel of Padangbai Harbor Police involved in the security on the road section to be passed through by the entourage of President SBY. Although there was no increase in the number of officers, the security and guard particularly related to regular tasks of checking the identity and the freight traffic passing through the Lembar-Padangbai route remained routine and rigorous. (013)

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DENPASAR - Bali is now haunted by the widespread drug circulation and abuse. As evidence, lately the officers of Directorate of Narcotics Section of Bali Police have arrested a lots of drug offenses. Even, the evidence of drugs seized was fairly in large amount.

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An investor looks at the stock price monitor at a private securities company Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in Shanghai, China. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrives in Romania on Monday ahead of a summit with 16 Central and Eastern European leaders keen to woo investment from the world’s number two economy.

Hudian Engineering on the construction in 2014 of a power plant at Rovinari. Romania hopes to sign contracts worth billions of dollars on the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Cernavoda and of two power plants. Shuanghui International’s recent takeover of US’s Smithfield Foods, which owns a pork producer near Timisoara in western Romania, is

expcted to boost exports of meat and livestock to China. In Bulgaria, China’s Great Wall Motor opened an automobile assembly plant in Bahovitsa in February 2012, becoming the first Chinese automaker to start production in Europe. But two deals by China’s Build Your Dreams to assemble electric buses and build a technological park in Bulgaria have been frozen.

Hungary, which has seen Chinese investment treble since 2010 to $2.5 billion, appears as Beijing’s favourite partner in the region. Budapest has recently signed a bilateral currency swap deal worth 10 billion yuans ($1.63 billion) that will back trade and investments. IT and telecom giants Huawei and ZTE, chemical firm Wanhua have invested hundreds of millions in Hungary.

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China sniffs out East Europe investment opportunities The trip, the first by a Chinese premier to Romania in 19 years, sees Li accompanied by the heads of more than 200 Chinese major public and private companies. On Tuesday he will attend the Bucharest summit that “will be an opportunity for countries in the region to find out what the Chinese are after,” the head of the Romanian-Chinese Trade Chamber Gabriel Ghelmegeanu told AFP. The gathering comes days after China and the European Union began talks in Beijing on a landmark agreement aimed at increasing twoway investment flows. Hundreds of Eastern European businessmen will vie for Chinese attention -- and money -- showcasing energy, transportation or agriculture projects lingering for lack of funds. “Developing a partnership with Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is a logical option for China, first of all because it gives it access to major sea ports such as Constanta (Romania) and Burgas (Bulgaria) as a safeway for its exports,” economic analyst Razvan Orasanu told AFP. In the early 2000s, Chinese investment in the region was almost inexistent. In 2010 it topped $800 million, according to the Warsawbased Central and Eastern European Development Institute (CEED). Two-way trade between China

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the state following its near collapse during the 2008 financial crisis -- announced on November 1 it was to create an internal ‘bad bank’ to run down ’38 billion of high-risk assets as the government looks to return the rescued lender to the private sector. The report alleges that the bank hit seemingly healthy businesses with unmanageable charges and rates before seized their assets at a knock-down price.

“From the cases I have heard, it is clear that a perception has arisen that the intention is to purposefully distress businesses to put them in GRG and subsequently take their assets...at a discounted price,” said the report’s author. “There are many devastating stories of how RBS has wrecked good businesses and the ruinous impact this has on the lives of the business owners.

“I look forward to seeing how RBS proposes to take forward the forensic investigation into this part of the bank.” Cable called the allegations “very serious”. “I am however confident that the new management of RBS is aware of this history and is determined to turn RBS into a bank that will support the growth of small and medium sized businesses,” he added.

Aside from dozens of kilograms of marijuana, there was also crystal meth with the weight of 500 grams. Supply of the illicit goods was recognized by each suspect from outside Bali, namely East Java. What are the measures taken by police to anticipate the entry of drugs into Bali ahead of the New Year 2014? The matter of drug crimes in Bali has reached a point of concern. The drug trafficking in Bali, particularly in Denpasar, Kuta and surrounding areas, is going crazy. In reality, nearly every day police and relevant authorities are arresting drug suspects. Even, these days the officers of Narcotics Detective Section of Denpasar Metro Police, North Kuta Police and Tabanan Police have arrested some drug dealers and the couriers with a large amount of evidences. “I highly appreciate the members (officers of the Narcotics Detective Section of Denpasar Metro Police, North Kuta Police and Tabanan Police) who have been already working hard fighting against drugs in Bali though with limitation of human resources,” said Directorate of Bali Police Narcotics Detective, Bambang Yugisyoro, Sunday (Nov 24). In other words, the limitation was due to lack of human resources, said Bambang. In terms of personnel, it was incomparable to number of personnel in the directorate as there was only one personnel with the rank of commissioner, but they still had a great passion with better moral. In addition, it was also supported by the presence of shame if they could not do something beneficial to save the people of Bali from the hazards of drugs. “These points are the main keys to the success of territorial personnel,” he praised. Meanwhile, the Directorate of Detective of Bali Police was supported by a very large human resources (6 personnel with the rank of Adjunct Senior Commissioner and 16 personnel with Commissioner, 13 personnel with Adjunct Commissioner along with the entire members) and maximum budget to carry out the

operational tasks. To that end, the work of greater human resources was still being awaited by all residents of Bali to realize their expectations in order they could be saved from the hazards of drugs. “We are still attempting to make approaches with the touches of morality and shame,” he told Bali Post last Sunday. In addition, this former Division Head of Profession and Security of Bali Police explained that the increasing results revealed by the members in the regional territory posed the achievement of perseverance. The arrest was to save the future generation, especially in Bali. “When they’re ignored, many people of Bali and others will become the victims of drugs,” he said. What is the anticipation of police to prevent the smuggling of drugs into Bali by land, sea or air? Bambang explained there should be mutual cooperation with other stakeholders, for example, the customs and excise, water transportation authority (ASDP), immigration office, including the entire unit of the Provincial National Narcotics Agency (BNNP) and the Narcotics Detective Section in the ranks of the Bali Police. In addition, his party also continuously strived to improve the quality of performance, vivacity as well as build a sense of shame and moral values ??of the personnel of the Narcotics Detective Section. “Moreover, the New Year is around the corner. Obviously, the theory of economy, namely supply and demand, will prevail. Each New Year celebration, Bali will be thronged by local and foreign travelers,” he added. (jay) Police showing evidence of drugs seized from drug traffickers. Bali is now haunted by the widespread drug circulation and abuse. As evidence, lately the officers of Directorate of Narcotics Section of Bali Police have arrested a lots of drug offenses.

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Trash can in Yehembang Market considered ineffective

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One of the sanitation supporting projects of the market in the Yehembang Market, Mendoyo, seems ineffective. Before six months of completion, the trash can established in October 2012 has been dismantled.

The trash can in Yehembang Market is already dismatled

The concrete trash can measuring 3x4 meters had been dismantled whereas it had just been functioned for a few months. As information from a number of residents met on Sunday (Nov 24), the trash can was built next to the office of Market Management Head by Jembrana Environment, Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (LHKP). When the project had been accomplished, the market was still operating because it had not been relocated. However, when the project was completed, it reaped a protest from local residents. Location of the trash can was considered inappropriate. In addition to being in front of the market, it also took the area of road body leading to Yehembang cemetery. Even, the location was once taken advantage for booth of coffee sale because it had not been used for long time. At that time, the container had not come. Obviously, at this time the trash can had been dismantled and was no longer visible. Residents did not know whether it was kindled by the protest of residents or coincided with the rehabilitation of Yehembang Market, so the newly made trash can was dismantled. Contractor performing the market rehabilitation admitted not to know who dismantled the trash can because it was located outside the building of the market whose renovation had been completed. Meanwhile, the Head of Yehembang Market Management, I Komang Yudana, when asked by reporters admitted not to know who dismantled the trash can. On the other hand, Spokesperson of Jembrana government, Suherman, when asked for his confirmation last Sunday also claimed not to know for sure about the demolition. According to him, it was the authority of the Environment, Sanitation and Landscaping Agency. Some time ago, there was an objection revealed by residents related to the existence of trash can because the location was considered inappropriate. (kmb26)

Jembrana Police make a raid to nightclubs

Negara (Bali Post)—

A number of nightclubs at Delod Berawah and Baluk were raid by the officers of Jembrana Police, Saturday night (Nov 23). Jembrana Police deployed officials in uniform and in mufti to search café visitors and waitresses. Targets of the operation at this time were personal identity and the presence of drugs and illegal drugs alleged to circulate in the nightclubs. Similarly, Jembrana Police also involved a number of policewomen to search visitors and waitresses. Spokesperson of Jembrana Police, Wayan Setiajaya, with permission from Jembrana Police Chief told reporters last Saturday the operation was targeting dozens of dimly lit cafés located at Delod Berawah village, Mendoyo. Visitors and waitresses enjoying the entertainment were surprised by the arrival of the officers. However, the police search did

not find any hazardous goods and drugs. Police also provided guidance to visitors and waitresses in order they could participate in maintaining the order and security. They were also asked to stay away from drugs. Aside from nightclubs, police also examined inns in the tourist area of Delod Berawah. When raiding the location, the officers did not find any drugs. The operation was then resumed to Er-Pico nightclub at Baluk. All waitresses were gathered and examined by policewomen. Meanwhile, the other officers in uniform and in mufti also raided visitors who were enjoying the strains of music on big screen and drink. According to the officer, the identity of visitors and waitresses was complete and no drugs or weapons were found. The operation involving dozens of police personnel was in conjunction with the social disease operation. (kmb26)

The police officers raided and inspected nightclubs in Jembrana

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Filipinos escape typhoon wasteland, but not worry

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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal speaks during a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh.

Lawmakers look to sanctions if Iran deal falters Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are making contingency plans for what happens if — or when — the nuclear accord with Iran falls apart. Congress is out of town through the end of the month, but lawmakers are already weighing their options for how to address the deal with Iran, in which Tehran agrees to a six-month pause in its nuclear program in exchange for eased sanctions worth $7 billion. Lawmakers from both parties are skeptical the agreement will prod Tehran to give up its nuclear ambitions and say they will be waiting with even harsher punishment if Iran proves an untrustworthy partner. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democrat Bob Menendez of New Jersey, says he is ready to work with colleagues on beefed up economic sanctions against Iran “should the talks falter or Iran fail to implement or breach the interim agreement.” Arizona Sen. John McCain said he was “concerned this agreement could be a dangerous step that degrades our pressure on the Iranian regime without demonstrable actions on Iran’s part to end its pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability.” The Republican said the situation “would be reminiscent of our experience over two decades with North Korea” and it is essential to keep the pressure on Iran. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who is a member of his party’s leadership, says he expects the deal

“makes it more likely that Democrats and Republicans will join together and pass additional sanctions when we return in December.” And Sen. Marco Rubio, RFla., adds: “There is now an even more urgent need for Congress to increase sanctions until Iran completely abandons its enrichment and reprocessing capabilities.” The White House says imposing new sanctions now would undermine international talks, but hasn’t issued a veto threat. In an early Sunday morning announcement, Tehran agreed to pause its nuclear program for six months while diplomats lead talks aimed at preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. While talks continue, international observers are set to monitor Iran’s nuclear sites.

But the announcement, after months of secret face-to-face talks between the United States and Iran, left many U.S. lawmakers deeply doubtful of the most significant agreement between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement. “Congress, I think, will want to make it clear that if Iran does not live up to these commitments, we will not only insist that the sanctions be reapplied, but we will have stronger sanctions against Iran,” said Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. Distrust that Iran was negotiating in good faith was a common fear across political parties that are otherwise deeply divided. And readyto-go sanctions seemed to have rare bipartisan support across both of Congress’ chambers. The House in July passed its latest round of sanctions against Iran with backing from both parties but the measure stalled in the Senate. President Barack Obama pressured Senate leadership to hold off consideration of the measure while negotiators pursued an agreement. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada agreed but said his chamber would take up new sanctions in December, with or without an agreement with Iran.

MANILA, Philippines — Romnick Abadines’ heart pounded as a Philippine air force C-130 carried him above typhoonwrecked Tacloban city. He had never been on a plane before, never watched silvery-white clouds pass from a small round window. It was not the first time, or the last, that he felt helpless and out of his element. The frail, 31-year-old farmer lost his shanty to Typhoon Haiyan, which flattened much of Tacloban in Leyte province as it killed more than 5,200 people. Now he lays idle in a tent shelter in suburban Manila, where he has no known relatives and little chance of finding more than menial and temporary work. More than 12,000 people displaced by the massive Nov. 8 have made it to the capital. Most are with relatives; those with no family here are in shelters. Many have no idea how or where to rebuild their lives. “What will happen to us when this kindness ends?” asked Maribel Villajos, a 37-year-old mother of three children who sat listlessly with her husband on cots surrounded by bags of newly donated clothes, potato chips and instant coffee sachets at the same shelter where Abadines and his family were taken. Villajos’ husband is a carpenter, but his tools were swept away along with their house in the tsunami-like storm surge that swept far into Tacloban and ruined much of the denselypopulated coastal city.

Thousands of people from areas wrecked by Haiyan clambered aboard free C-130 mercy flights to Manila without any plan, in a desperate bid to escape the hunger, uncertainties and lingering stench of death back home. Others arrived here by bus, or fled to central Cebu province, which like the capital is regarded by rural poor Filipinos as a greener pasture in this impoverished Southeast Asian nation of more than 96 million people. They keep coming. In Tacloban, hundreds of survivors lined up Monday outside the city’s damaged airport, waiting for a flight out. Survivors will be ferried out “for as long as possible,” said Eduardo del Rosario, who heads the government’s disaster-response agency. Many typhoon survivors traveled to Manila to stay with relatives, but a few dozen families have no connections to the city and now live in one of about 10 emergency shelters run by the government and private groups. The shelter the Abadines and Villajos families live in was set up in a sprawling grade school compound. It has eight portable toilets and three televisions tuned to South Korean soap operas and the Cartoon Network. Jennifer Dawat, 13, passed the time by making crayon drawings of the family’s happier days in Leyte’s Ormoc city. One showed a girl flying a kite beside a boxlike yellow house with a blue roof and a coconut tree, and a smiling yellow sun overhead. “That’s our house,” she said. “It’s gone.”

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A typhoon survivor fixes the tarpaulin roofing in Tacloban, in Leyte province in central Philippine, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons to make a landfall this year, battered central Philippines Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction.


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Will icy comet survive close encounter with sun?

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New research aims to teach computers common sense

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — For months, all eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that’s zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the sun. The moment of truth comes Thursday. The sun-grazing Comet ISON, now thought to be less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) wide, will either fry and shatter, victim of the sun’s incredible power, or endure and quite possibly put on one fabulous celestial show. Talk about an astronomical cliffhanger. Even the smartest scientists are reluctant to lay odds. Should it survive, ISON, pronounced EYE’-sahn, would be visible with the naked eye through December, at least from the Northern Hemisphere. Discernible at times in November with ordinary binoculars and occasionally even just the naked eye, it already has dazzled observers and is considered the most scrutinized comet ever by NASA. But the best is, potentially, yet to come. Detected just over a year ago, the comet is passing through the inner solar system for the first time. Still fresh, this comet is thought to bear the pristine matter of the beginning of our solar system. It’s believed to be straight from the Oort cloud on the fringes of the solar system, home to countless icy bodies, most notably the frozen balls of dust and gas in orbit around the sun known as comets. For whatever reason, ISON was propelled out of this cloud and drawn toward the heart of the solar system by the sun’s intense gravitational pull. The closer the comet gets to the sun, the faster it gets. In January, it was clocked at 40,000 mph (64,000 kph). By last Thursday, with just a week to go, it had accelerated to 150,000 mph (240,000 kph). IBP/Yudi Karnaedi

Electricity consumption in Bali reaches 10 percent

PITTSBURGH — Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of pictures and decide for itself what they all mean. The system at Carnegie Mellon University is called NEIL, short for Never Ending Image Learning. In mid-July, it began searching the Internet for images 24/7 and, in tiny steps, is deciding for itself how those images relate to each other. The goal is to recreate what we call common sense — the ability to learn things without being specifically taught. It’s a new approach in the quest to solve computing’s Holy Grail: getting a machine to think on its own using a form of common sense. The project is being funded by Google and the Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research. “Any intelligent being needs to have common sense to make decisions,” said Abhinav Gupta, a professor in the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute. NEIL uses advances in computer vision to analyze and identify the shapes and colors in pictures, but it is also slowly discovering connections between objects on its own.

For example, the computers have figured out that zebras tend to be found in savannahs and that tigers look somewhat like zebras. In just over four months, the network of 200 processors has identified 1,500 objects and 1,200 scenes and has connected the dots to make 2,500 associations. Some of NEIL’s computer-generated associations are wrong, such as “rhino can be a kind of antelope,” while some are odd, such as “actor can be found in jail cell” or “news anchor can look similar to Barack Obama.” But Gupta said having a computer make its own associations is an entirely different type of challenge than programming a supercomputer to do one thing very well, or fast. For example, in 1985, Carnegie Mellon researchers programmed a computer to play chess; 12 years later, a computer beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a match. Catherine Havasi, an artificial

intelligence expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said humans constantly make decisions using “this huge body of unspoken assumptions,” while computers don’t. She said humans can also quickly respond to some questions that would take a computer longer to figure out. “Could a giraffe fit in your car?” she asked. “We’d have an answer, even though we haven’t thought about it” in the sense of calculating the giraffe’s body mass. Robert Sloan, an expert on artificial intelligence and head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Chicago, said the NEIL approach could yield interesting results because just using language to teach a computer “has all sorts of problems unto itself.” “What I would be especially impressed by is if they can consistently say ‘zebra, zebra, zebra’ if they see the animal in different locations,” Sloan said of the computers.

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Management of electricity in Bali should be carried out professionally considering the growth of electricity demand is high enough.

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Relocation of Vishnu Murti statue accused of wasting budget

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In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, Abhinav Gupta, left, stands with Abhinav Shrivastava as they look over one of the clusters of computers used in their research at one of the computer server areas on campus at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TABANAN - The discourse on the relocation of Vishnu Murti statue from the 4-way intersection in Kediri started getting opposition. A legislator of Tabanan House, Wayan Sarjana, accused the relocation plan triggered a budget waste. On the contrary, he urged the Vishnu Murti statue to be rebuilt at its original location. This PDI-P politician added the Vishnu Murti statue had become an icon of Tabanan. Even, it had a high artistic value. On that account, his party did not agree if the Vishnu Murti statue would be moved or even relocated to Bedugul area. “I do not agree if the Vishnu Murti statue is relocated. Moreover, it will be built at Bedugul. It is just wasting budget,” he protested, Sunday (Nov 24). According to Sarjana, his party remained to urge in order the Vishnu Murti statue could be built again at the 4-way intersection of Kediri. Instead, he would agree if the Bung Karno was moved. Moreover, based on the initial plan the Bung Karno statue would be built at the 4-way intersection of Gubug, Tabanan. Sarjana added that relocation of the Vishnu Murti statue could not be done unilaterally. Even, his party worried if it would trigger a new debate. “Since it was broken down, the Vishnu Murti statue continues to reap polemics. Moreover, if it will be moved it can possibly trigger a new problem,” he protested again. Then, Sarjana said the budget to be spent would not be small. In other words, it would be better to build the statue again at the same location and improve it. Sarjana hoped the polemics related to the Vishnu Murti statue could be terminated immediately. The solution was that the county government built another Vishnu Murti statue at its original location. “Essentially, the Vishnu Murti statue is built again in Kediri, do not move it,” he said. He also questioned about the reason for the relocation of the Vishnu Murti statue. Moreover, there was a discourse if the statue would be moved to ??Bedugul or Tanah Lot. Polemic on the Bung Karno statue came to view after the Tabanan government dismantled the Vishnu Murti statue at the 4-way intersection in Kediri last June. The Hindu Dharma Council of Indonesia (PHDI) of Bali Chapter had issued a warning to the Regent of Tabanan, including the Ombudsman institution. Even, the Archaeological Institute of Denpasar also voiced about the matter. They questioned about the reason of demolishing the Vishnu Murti statue and replacing it with the Bung Karno statue. Ironically, related to the polemic, the legislators of the Tabanan House did not show off compactness. Some legislators urged to resume the project of Bung Karno statue, while some others rejected. Their reasons varied. Even, the latest discourse told if the Vishnu Murti statue would be relocated. (kmb30)

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DENPASAR - Management of electricity in Bali should be carried out professionally considering the growth of electricity demand is high enough. Even, the data of the past five years indicate the increase in the growth of electricity in Bali reaching 8-10 percent per year. Such high consumption of electricity was recognized by General Manager of PT PLN (Persero) Bali Distribution IBG Mardawa Padangratha recently in Denpasar in keeping with the rapid growth of tourism industry as one of the pillars of the economic growth in Bali. Even, he said that in the first quarter of 2013 the growth rate reached 9.57 percent.

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In this photo provided by NASA, this Hubble Space Telescope image taken on Oct. 9, 2013 shows the comet ISON’s solid nucleus.

“This high growth is the impact of economy and tourism in Bali constantly moving forward. The strengthening in terms of economic and tourism aspect also makes the power consumption increase significantly. Another possibility is caused by the increasing heat lately,” he said. The highest peak occurred last October, he said, even reached 721 MW. It was a very significant increase compared to the previous months commonly within the average range of 680 MW. “With the current power capacity of 790 MW, the condition is still far from the ideal formula of the power availability,” he explained.

According to Mardawa, the reserve of electrical energy was still mediocre, so the electricity in Bali often went out. “However, every outage we consider as the potential of losing points, no matter how long it took place, whether for short or long time,” he said. Energy sources to serve 940,000 electricity customers in Bali was generated by three large power plants namely the Gilimanuk gasfueled power plant (130 MW), Pesanggaran gas- and dieselfueled power plant (250 MW), Pemaron gas- and diesel-fuel power plant (210 MW) and JavaBali submarine cables (200 MW). All of these power plant sources were integrated into the Java-Bali

interconnection system. Meanwhile, the use of alternative energy sources to support Bali as the Green Island continued to be done, among others by development of solar power plant in Bangli and Karangasem, garbage power plant at Suwung as well as wind power plant in Nusa Penida. However, the energy produced was still relatively small compared to the existing demand. “On that account, the shortterm solution to be built is the common attitude to make efficiency without compromising its essence and utilizing energy in accordance with the productive needs,” he said. (kmb28)

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The discourse on the relocation of Vishnu Murti statue from the 4-way intersection in Kediri started getting opposition.


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Indonesia stages First World Culture forum in Bali

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NUSA DUA - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono officially inaugurated the World Culture Forum (WFC), which is being organized and hosted by the country in Bali for the first time, on Monday. In his speech President Yudhoyono said, “The WFC is needed to complete various other forums that have been in existence in the world, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos and the World Social Forum in Brazil. So far we have not had a culture forum.” He further stated that the WCF was aimed at establishing a common framework for discussion at the local, as well as international levels. The President said the forum would also contribute to achieving development goals. “The forum will discuss thoroughly how culture can help promote sustainable development,” he said. The first WCF, which started on Nov. 24 and will conclude on Nov. 27, was first initiated in 2005, but it is only this year that it could it be realized, Education and Culture Minister Mohammad Nuh said.

Nuh added that a culture forum was needed because without culture there would be no future. Meanwhile, President Yudhoyono said that culture affected all aspects of life including a countrys development process. “Culture is an important component in human development, as well as in the post-2015 development agenda,” he said. He also noted that culture was also key to the success of sustainable development. “At academic levels, I have seen a lot of people studying culture and economic development. To us this forum will give an opportunity to discuss how culture can promote sustainable development,” he said. The WFC is being attended by representatives from 40 countries, who will participate in discussions, seminars and dialogue among different cul-

tures. It is hoped that the WFC will help produce a new policy direction that makes cultures a part of sustainable development and helps formulate an ethics framework to ensure the involvement of communities and stake holders in the development. The event is expected to produce a draft framework that will guarantee sustainable cultural development and to give inputs for the discussion of the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals programs. Among the key speakers on the first day of the event were the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director General Irina Bokova, who delivered a speech through a teleconference, Noble Prize laureate for Economics Amartya Sen, Time Magazine Editor Fareed Zakaria and Education Minister Muhammad Nuh.

A villa broken in, IDR 75 million vanish

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Villa break-in continues to happen in South Kuta, Badung. At this time, it happened to the Sinaran Surga Luxury Villas at Ungasan, South Kuta, where the burglar took action on Saturday (Nov 23). As a result, three local guests at the luxury villa lost their cash and valuables worth IDR 75 million. The victims consisted of Surunudin, Adi Jaya Putra and Aksan Jaya Putra. Based on police records, Surunudin suffered a loss worth IDR 17 million in cash, Seiko watch and Nokia mobile phone. Meanwhile, Adi Jaya Putra lost his cash worth IDR 1.5 million and diamond ruby ring. Then, Aksan Jaya Putra in his report claimed to lose cash worth IDR 2 million, Guess watch and perfume. “The total losses valued at IDR 75 million,” explained a source in

police station. Further, he said the incident had been reported by the villa security guard named Wayan Wida, 35, on Saturday morning around 5:30 a.m. Security guard of the villa reported the villa break-in action because three occupants of the villa claimed to have lost their money and valuables. “The security guard reported that three guests lost their money and valuables,” the officer said. On receiving the report, the officers of Criminal Detective Section of Denpasar Metro Police and South Kuta Police conducted an investigation. From the results of examination at the scene, the culprit was alleged to enter into the villa by skipping the bathroom wall. When the victims were sleep soundly, the culprit could steal their possessions at ease. “Allegedly, the culprit came

in from the bathroom wall and amounted to more than one person,” he explained. Police were still investigating the crime scene and conducted the examination of witnesses. Noted, several witnesses had been examined including the villa security guards, villa staff as well as the victims. “Allegedly, the breakin of villa was committed by a specialist. However, is still under investigation. Hopefully, it can be quickly revealed,” the source explained. Meanwhile, Chief of South Kuta Police, I Wayan Nuriata, when asked for his confirmation related to the incident on Sunday (Nov 24) said his party had not received any reports related to the burglary at Sinaran Surga Luxury Villas. “I have not received the report, but I will check it first,” he said. (nik/kmb21)

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Target of Kedonganan pier project delays for two weeks

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Kedonganan Pier project could not be completed on time. The project originally targeted for completion on November 30, 2013, in fact remains to leave a lot of works. To that end, the partner was given extra time until December 14, 2013 to complete its obligation. The Head of Badung Livestock, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Made Badra, when asked for his confirmation on Sunday (Nov 24) admitted if the pier project could not be completed as per initial target. Nevertheless, he denied if the project was said to be delayed. Badra argued there were a number of factors, particularly in the form of additional physical works that made the project unable to be completed as per the initial contract agreement. He explained that pursuant to the demand of the Chief of Kedonganan customary village and local fishermen, the remaining budget after the pier tender project amounting to approximately IDR 669 million would be used for the installation of paving block in the fish market courtyard heading for the dock area of 1,700 square meters. Some of the fund was also used for the procurement of power supply in the ice factory denoting the assistance from Directorate General of Processing and Marketing of Fishery Products (P2HP), Ministry of Maritime Affairs. Such additional works had caused the addition of second addendum and it finally affected the time of project implementation. In addition, the weather factor and implementation of the APEC conference 2013 were also mentioned to have an impact on the project works. Due to big waves, the wooden buffers were broken so the dock casting process was interrupted. Likewise, the vessel berth should wait for the water to recede. During the implementation of APEC, the workers could not work for 10 days. Based on the results of evaluation made by Directorate General II of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, the partner in this case PT Suramadu was finally given additional time for 14 days from the initial contract so the completion date became on December 14, 2013. This deadline had been included in the addendum III. Meanwhile, based on field observation at the project site on last Sunday afternoon, the workers were still busy working on the causeway and construction of the building. Until Sunday, the work on the concrete causeway along 104 meters was still being accelerated. Besides, the trucks transporting materials also looked to come and go at the location. One unit of heavy equipment seemed to be parked on the edge of the beach. Meanwhile, the installation of the paving block around the fish market to the dock had not been doing yet. The Kedonganan Pier project costing IDR 13.2 billion was funded by the state budget. (kmb25)

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Hard Rock Hotel Bali named 1st winner

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KUTA - Hard Rock Hotel Bali is delighted to announce that it has just been named the 1st winner of the Industrial Relations Award in the Badung Regency of Bali, Indonesia, for the property that demonstrated the best industrial relationship among the Hotelfs stakeholders. Hard Rock Hotel Bali came first of 187 star-category hotels in Badung Regency. The award was presented by the Badung Regent, Anak Agung Gde Agung who went on to salute Hard Rock Hotel Bali for its industrial relationship achievement between Management and Employees without any employment-related issues in the property for the past three years. The board of judges also acknowledged the Hotelfs great effort in managing its relationship with the employees, the Labor Union, the bipartite community and with the people of Badung in various community programs, in accordance with the brand mottos gTake Time to be Kindh and gSave the Planeth. gWe are simply thrilled to receive this recognition for the hotel, with our commitment to be socially responsible and genuinely engaged to every stakeholder. This is a concerted and dedicated effort of all the Band Members in the hotel.h says Andrew Khoo, M.I.H, General Manager. This award adds on to several other awards given to Hard Rock Hotel Bali in the year

2013. Earlier this year, Hard Rock Hotel Bali won the Top Ten Best Hotel in Bali Best Brand Award 2013 by The Royal Bali Network International; Zero Accident Award 2013 by the Republic of Indonesiafs Ministry of Manpower and the 1st winner of Fire Brigade Competition in Badung Regency of Bali. This recognition shows our strong and effective communication and training efforts within the team throughout the years. gOur awards reflect the success of putting our operating values into life of encouraging integrity and professionalism. Our commitment to quality and safety and the level of service we offer bring us accolades and commendations from across the globe through our motto eAll is Onef.h

Calendar Event for November 2 through December 11, 2013 2 Nov Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan. Pura Taman Pule di Mas-Ubud. Pura Ularan di Takmung-Klungkung. Pura Bukitjati di Gulingan-Kawan Bangli. 6 Nov Buda Wage Langkir. Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan. Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud. Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang-Canggi Batuan. Pura Pasek Pertukangan Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi. Pura Masceti Desa Sanding-Tampak Siring. Puru Luwur Batur Pucangan Buahan-Tabanan. Odalan Alit di Pura Dalem Takuran di Cemenggoan Sukawati. Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih. Mr. Pasek Gelgel Silakarang. Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Kapal. Pura Dalem Bias Muntig Ped-Nusa Penida. 10 Nov Redite Pon Medangsia. Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan. 11 Nov Soma Wage Medangsia. Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung. Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar. 12 Nov Anggara Keliwon Medangsia. Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba di Yogyakarta-Sumur Lampung Selatan. Pura Luwur Uluwatu Pecatu Kuta Selatan. Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud. Pura Andakasa Karangasem. Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung. Merajan Kawitan Arya Kubontubuh Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi. Pura Suralaya Banda-Klungkung. Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang-Bangli. Pura Gadung Blahbatuh Gianyar. Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan. Pura Pasek Gadung Kerambitan Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Dalem Banyuning Barat-Buleleng. Odalan Sepen di Pura Puseh. Pura Desa Cemenggaon-Sukawati. Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Kubayan Mengwi. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Gegelang-Tabanan. Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Kahyangan) Tulikup Gianyar. Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud. 13 Nov Buda Umanis Medangsia. Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana. Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati. Pura Nataran Kacangdawa-Klungkung.

Odalan Bhatara Gede Apol di Ubung Denpasar. Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan-Klungkung. Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan. Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung. Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati. Pura Taman Tegalalang. Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa-Batanbuah-Kesiman. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Basangkawan. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida. Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati. 14 Nov Wraspati Paing Medangsia. Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan. Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra-Gianyar. 17 Nov Redite Keliwon Pujut. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran-Mengwi. 17 Nov Purnama Kelima. Aci-aci Penaung Bayu di Pura Batumadeg di Besakih. Pura Kentel Gumi di Batur Baangli. Pura Pedarman Agung, Satria Denpasar. Pura Pemerajan Agung - Pemecutan Denpasar. Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli. Pura Desa Pemenang di Lombok. Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel di Sumerta Denpasar. Pura Pasek Gobleg di Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Suranadi di Lombok. Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring. Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani. Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem. Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan. Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani. Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak di Songan Kintamani. Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Lebih. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Tulamben. Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan. Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja. Pura Suci Desa Tianyar Kubu Karangasem. Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. Pura Narmada di Lombok. Pura Segara di Ampenan Lombok. Pura Ularan di Seririt Buleleng. 24 Nov Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung. 26 Nov Anggara Wage Pahang. Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) di Besakih. Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah.

27 Nov Buda Keliwon Pahang. Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan. Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem. Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati. Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati. Pura Penataran di Batuyang-Batubulan. Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati. Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar. Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng. Pura Puseh di Bebandem-Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan. Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida. Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar. Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem. Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal. Pura Batur Sari Ubud. Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 2 Dec Soma Keliwon Krulut. Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mengwi Badung. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 7 Dec Tumpek Krurut. Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng. Pura Dalem Pemuteran di Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung. Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa di Besakih. Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tarukan di Bebalang Bangli. Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan (Ida Betara Empu Beradah) di Besakih. 8 Dec Redite Umanis Merakih. Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida. Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar. 11 Dec Buda Wage Merakih. Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar Selatan. Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan. Pura Desa Silakarang - Singapadu. Pura dalem Petitenget - Kerobokan - Kuta. Pura Dalem Pulasari - Samplangan - Gianyar. Pura Kubayan - Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar - Selatan. Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan. Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel - Sumerta - Denpasar. Pura Pasek Lumintang - Denpasar. Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan - Sanding - Tampaksiring. Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken - Kaba-kaba - Tabanan.

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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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Alicia Keys visits typhoon refugees in Philippines Associated Press Writer

MANILA, Philippines — Grammywinning singer Alicia Keys visited a Philippine air force base Monday to bring cheer to hundreds of evacuees from eastern provinces wracked by Typhoon Haiyan. The American singer distributed crayons and coloring books to children at the Villamor Air Base grandstand, where evacuees from eastern Leyte and Samar provinces arrive via C-130 planes. Social Welfare Department officer Jane Abello says Keys stayed for about half an hour to chat with evacuees. The R&B star was in Manila for a concert Monday at the seaside MOA Arena. The Philippine Star earlier quoted her

as saying that “music has a way of lifting your spirit and that’s what I hope to do for the Filipino people.” Keys tweeted three days after the Nov. 8 typhoon: “To the people of the Philippines my heart is with you.” She also encouraged fans around the world to donate to the typhoon victims.

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivers his speech during the opening of the World Culture Forum in Bali, Indonesia on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. During the forum, representatives from over 40 countries will speak at several parallel sessions, where they will discuss global culture, including its relationship with the economy, democracy and the environment. The complete news can be read on page 2.

In this photo released by the Philippine Air Force, Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys, left, smiles at a typhoon survivor as she visits the Villamor Air Base in suburban Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines, Monday Nov. 25, 2013.

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NEW YORK — Breeanna Speicher’s curiosity about her background led her to a family she never knew she had and inspired a new MTV series that stretches the very concept of family.

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MTV series focuses on lives of sperm donor kids The 18-year-old coll eg e s t u d e n t f r o m Reno, Nevada, is the daughter of two women who conceived her with a sperm donation. She’s the central figure in “Generation Cryo,” which follows her effort to discover half siblings through a registry and, ultimately, track down the donor who gave her life. The first of six episodes debuts Monday night. The

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first recorded artificial insemination came in the 1800s to a woman who didn’t know she was getting it, said Wendy Kramer, founder and director of the Donor Sibling Registry. Doctors performed the procedure in the middle of the last century, but it was mostly kept quiet before the practice became much more widespread with the opening of sperm banks in the 1980s, she said. That means enough “donor babies” are coming of age now to prompt public interest in their experiences, ev-

ident in both “Generation Cryo” and the new Vince Vaughn movie “Delivery Man,” about a donor who discovers he’s responsible for more than 500 children. Kramer said she tried for eight years to get a television network interested in a story drawn from her registry of people trying to connect with other donor families before MTV showed interest. “We know that our audience is interested in stories relating to family, and this is definitely a unique and fresh take that really makes you think about what a family is,” said Marshall Eisen, series executive producer. Kramer admitted to some trepidation — “We didn’t want to make a reality show, ‘Donor Kids Gone Bad,’” she said — but is pleased with how it turned out. Speicher’s nose ring and adeptness with video selfies make her a natural MTV personality and easily relatable for the audience. Eisen’s original interest was in half siblings finding each other, but Speicher’s desire to find her donor adds a richness and level of complexity to the story.

FILE - This Nov. 17, 2013 file photo shows Vince Vaughn at a screening of “Delivery Man” hosted by The Cinema Society and DreamWorks Pictures in New York. In the new movie, Vaughn plays a sperm donor who learns he’s fathered more than 500 kids.

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Taylor Swift, Timberlake win at American Music Awards

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LOS ANGELES - Pop diva Taylor Swift was named Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards (AMA) Sunday, while other big winners included British boy band One Direction and crooner Justin Timberlake. Swift, who took to the stage in a shiny golden mini-dress, also won favorite country artist and favorite country album for “Red” at the AMAs, which are voted on by the public. Other highlights included typically idiosyncratic performances by Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, who

wrapped up the three-hour show by singing her hit “Wrecking Ball” with a giant crying kitten. Katy Perry opened the show on a Japanese theme, emerging demurely from behind a geisha-girl flanked screen in a kimono before launching into her latest hit “Unconditionally.”

Timberlake was the first winner of the show, aired live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and hosted by Latino rapper Pitbull, taking favorite pop/rock male prize. He also won best R&B/Soul album and best male R&B/Soul artist. One Direction, who sang a stripped down version of their song “Story of My Life,” ended the evening with favorite pop/rock group and favorite pop/rock album for “Take Me Home.” Rihanna took best female R&B/

Soul artist, and was also presented with an AMA Icon award by her mother, who she joked used to say she had “an annoying, husky, little man voice.” The evening took a brief political turn when best rap/hip-hop album went to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis -- who used a satellite link speech from Miami to refer to the notorious killing of black Florida teen Trayvon Martin. “Due to the fact that we are in Florida . . . I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids each year that

are dying due to racial profiling and the violence that follows it,” said Macklemore. But it was left to Cyrus -- closely watched ever since her twerking turn at the MTV Video Music Awards -- to end the show in suitably twitter-storming style, in a cat-covered bikini and with a giant orange and white kitten singing along behind her. “New Drinking Game: take a shot for every tweet on ur timeline about miley and her cat... First one dead wins,” quipped @DrewwMusic on Twitter.

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