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Boullier says Grosjean has the potential to be F1 champion Lotus team principal Eric Boullier believes that Romain Grosjean’s performance in the Bahrain Grand Prix has proved that he has the potential to be world champion in the future. The Franco-Swiss driver claimed his first podium finish in F1, but Boullier was particularly impressed with his pace relative to team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. “More than the podium finish, what was impressive is the fact that he finished so close to Kimi and just 10 seconds behind Sebastian

Vettel,” said Boullier when asked by AUTOSPORT about Grosjean’s performance. “I was not expecting to have both drivers to finish so close together. “That means that he is now capable and ready to compete at the highest level. He has the speed and the talent to be world champion one day.” Boullier believes that the team’s strong driver line-up will be key to its success this season. Despite being impressed with Raikkonen’s performances on F1 comeback and hailing his results so far, Boullier expects the Finn to

improve further as the season progresses. “There is more to come,” said Boullier. “He has shown many times that he has the pace. When he needed to recover, from a bad qualifying in the race, he has been able to do it. “It took him very little time to recover after a two year’s absence and he showed this weekend that he is there.”

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While early headlines have been stolen by the young hopefuls being given a chance to join the F1 fray at next week’s Mugello group test, struggling Ferrari has confirmed that it will stick with its regular race pairing for the three days. Despite having Jules Bianchi as its official test and reserve driver, and having drafted in former F1 star Mika Salo for his views, the Scuderia has announced that it will field both Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in what amounts to a ‘home’ run for the team. The Prancing Horse is not alone in calling on its regular pilots for the test – Caterham and Lotus have already confirmed that Vitaly Petrov and Heikki Kovalainen, and Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean respectively will play some part in the three-day session, although both teams will also take the opportunity to field other drivers, namely Rodolfo Gonzalez and Jerome d’Ambrosio. McLaren originally planned to use regular test pilots Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey, but the team’s poor showing in Bahrain has led to suggestions that Lewis Hamilton may also attend.

Alonso will conduct the bulk of Ferrari’s programme, with team-mate Massa only running for the middle day of three at what will be the first inseason group test for several years. It is the fourth test of the season, deliberately scheduled for a non-F1 race track after the teams previously used Jerez and Barcelona in the run-up to the first round in Melbourne. Like Maranello, Ferrari owns Mugello, but has been prevented from testing there in recent years by ever more restrictive controls on extra-curricular running. May’s test will be the first time since 2007 that more than one team has tested at the same time at the facility, following Toro Rosso’s participation in a two-team test alongside the Scuderia. No British team has tested at the Tuscan venue – better known as a MotoGP favourite - since April 2005, when BAR joined Ferrari and

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STR predecessor Minardi. Ferrari’s decision to employ both Alonso and Massa is no doubt driven by its desire to get back on terms with the likes of McLaren, Mercedes and Red Bull, who currently lead the way performance-wise. Each has won a race in 2012 and, while Ferrari claimed the Malaysian GP in tricky conditions, the Maranello concern would be the first to admit that there are serious flaws with its current car. A new package of developments is due for the first European race of the year, at Barcelona the week after Mugello, and needs to work for the Scuderia to have any hope of contending for titles. Massa, too, could use the seat time after a series of disappointing performances that have yielded just two points this season. Although he has shown more potential of late, his place in the team has been called into question on more than one occasion, but it would appear that rumours of possible replacement Sergio Perez getting a run with the team at Mugello are wide of the mark.

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A Balinese government official looks at a chicken after administering an injection to cull it as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of bird flu, at a market in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, April 26, 2012. An eight-year-old boy died from bird flu in a Bali hospital on Tuesday night.

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After claiming fatalities in early 2012, bird flu claimed another victim. This time the victim is from Dukuh hamlet, Abang Batuh village, Kintamani, Bangli. The victim identified as INP was a young girl of eight years old. She was taken to Sanglah Hospital at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday (Apr 24) and immediately treated in the Nusa Indah room. Secretary of the Bird Flu Management Team of Sanglah Hospital, Ken Wirasandhi, when met on Wednesday (Apr 25) explained if the patient was a referral from

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Denpasar – The trial of the lawsuit of Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika to Bali Post continued on Thursday, April 26. According to the agenda, it was the Bali Post turn to hand in the evidences. Through its lawyer, Suryatin Suryana, accompanied by Nyoman “Punglik” Sudhiantara and Sujoko handed in several news clipping from various newspapers including Bali Post. In addition to those evidences, Suryatin also gave the video of the

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was positively caused by a virus. Although based on the retrieval of poultry contact she had a small possibility of suffering bird flu, the Bangli Hospital referred her to Sanglah Hospital,” explained Ken. He continued that condition of INP on arrival at Sanglah Hospital was shocked or her consciousness dropped. History of her contact with dead poultry, according to the family, took place two months before the INP was sick. As the

contact happened long time ago, INP was unlikely to get bird flu through contact with the poultry. “Symptoms usually occur one week after the contact or in children maximally 12 days after, but for this case it reached two months. So, she was unlikely to be affected by bird flu from contact with poultry. Presumably, the patient had contact with poultry in other places, but was not known by the family,” explained Ken. Continued on page 6

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Bali Post hand over evidences about customary village disolution meeting held in Bali House of Representative and other evidences regarding the statement of the governor. The Judge led by Amzer Simanjuntak asked the defendant played the video. It turned out that there was actually a statement by the governor about the dissolution of Bali Customary Village. Continued on page 6

Attorneys of Bali Post showing the evidence during the Governor Bali vs Bali Post trial that held Thursday, April 26, 2012.

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traffic, security and patrol as well as community police. Personnel assigned to each post were adjusted to regional characteristics. “There are eight to ten personnel assigned in each post. It has been set up in accordance with the point of vulnerability. This post was established last month,” he explained. Establishment of the posts was also functioned to minimize the crime rate. In addition, it was intended to speed up the handling of the existing cases. Having run for a month, the result felt was very good. Communities could easily and quickly contact the police if they had a criminal offense. “We also strongly feel the benefit since the establishment of the posts. Prior to the post establishment, every day we received about 5-10 reports. But now, we only receive two or three. Thus, the crime rate dropped dramatically to 80 percent,” said former Chief Unit I of Criminal Detective of the Denpasar Metro Police. (kmb21)

BERLIN - World number two Maria Sharapova eased into the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart indoor tournament after France’s Alize Cornet retired with an injury at the start of the second set. Sharapova, hoping to complete her set of Grand Slams with victory at the French Open, had added the Stuttgart clay court event to her calendar to prepare for next month’s tournament at Roland Garros. Cornet, however, gave her a short start on the indoor clay courts retiring with a shoulder injury while trailing 6-3 1-0. “It was (qualifier) Alize’s fifth match in five days. Tennis is very tough on the body,” said Sharapova, who wants to get clay court practice ahead of Paris. “Practising helps but matches are always a bit different. You have to get used to the different match situations and opponents with different styles,” she told reporters. Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the second round by the same score after fellow Serbian Jelena Jankovic also retired

injured. Germany’s Mona Barthel sent Ana Ivanovic packing 7-5 7-6 to confirm her fine form this year and set up a second round clash with seventh seed Marion Bartoli. “This was something special because Ana used to be a bit of a role model for me,” Barthel told reporters. “I was still in school when she won the French Open and I watched it on TV. That was at the time a long way for me.” Wild card entrant Barthel, who won her maiden WTA tournament in Hobart earlier this year, saved two set points against the former world number one in the first set and fired

out. So, it is not only brought about when the case emerges. By and large, we do spraying for two-three times every week,” he said. According to Bayu Bramasta, until now Denpasar was still considered safe and there was no indication of the entry of bird flu into Denpasar. His party hoped the community to be more sensitive to the disease. “If there are symptoms of sick chicken, please report it immediately to us. Do not wait until the chicken dies and then make a report,” he appealed. In addition, a clean lifestyle should also be applied especially among the breeders. (kmb13)

a total of 11 aces as she breezed past Serbian Ivanovic. Hungary’s Greta Arn initially troubled Agnieszka Radwanska with her powerful backhand with each player grabbing an early break before the Polish world number four broke her again with a fine crosscourt smash to move 4-2 up and hold serve to clinch the first set 6-3. Arn rescued a break point to hold serve with yet another sublime backhand and lead 3-2 but Radwanska got the necessary break a little later to win 6-3 6-4 and became the first quarter-finalist when the Hungarian sank a forehand return into the net.

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Cases of bird flu emerged back in Bali. Even, it had claimed the life of a child from Kintamani, Bangli. To counteract the spread of the deadly disease caused by H5N1 from coming into Denpasar, the Denpasar Livestock, Fisheries and Maritime Agency (Disnakanlut) increased its vigilance and surveillance. As planned, the agency would do poultry spraying on Thursday (Apr 26) centered in the border areas. The Head of Denpasar Livestock, Fisheries and Maritime Agency, A.A. Gede Bayu Bramasta, told the matter to Bali Post on Wednesday (Apr 25). area as the border of Denpasar. On Thursday, the spraying was conducted in the area of eastern border, namely Jalan Bypass IB Mantra. He said the animal traffic controls, one of them, was conducted by examining vehicles transporting the livestock. “We make surveillance at the center of our regular surveillance points and some officers are alerted in the posts,” he said. Bayu Bramasta asserted that his agency had regularly carried out the monitoring of poultry coming into Denpasar, including the spraying at poultry markets or poultry slaughter house. “This has been routinely carried

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According to Bayu Bramasta, his party had increased vigilance at a number of monitoring points becoming the entrance to Bali. At this location, the traffic of poultry distribution was closely watched, including cattle conveyed by closed vehicles. The measure was taken to anticipate the entry of H5N1 virus as the trigger of avian influenza. “The level of supervision is tightened, including in the centers of our monitoring point at borders and entrance to Denpasar,” he said. He added there were three centers of monitoring point, namely the Ubung Terminal, Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai Denpasar and Penatih

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Denpasar (Bali Post)— In order to reduce the criminal rate within the South Denpasar Police jurisdiction, Chief of South Denpasar Police, Leo Martin Pasaribu, has a new breakthrough. He set up post at a number of crime prone points. It is named ‘strong point post’ or points of strength. At least, there are nine strong point posts established around the region of South Denpasar. In addition, there is a monitoring post set up at the roundabout. This post functions to monitor the situation in the South Denpasar region. Its working system is implemented by assigning personnel to perform patrol on a motorbike. “We have established totally 10 units of post. Nine posts are strong points, including three of them intended for tourism police and another for monitoring post,” said Chief Leo on Wednesday (Apr 25). Every post, he said, was guarded by some personnel consisting of the criminal unit, security intelligence,

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Chicago - Eastern Conference top seeds Chicago inched closer to securing home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs with a 92-87 win over Indiana on Wednesday. A win over Cleveland in their regular-season finale on Thursday, or one more loss from San Antonio, would give the Bulls top spot overall. Kyle Korver scored a team-high 20 points off the bench and Derrick Rose had 10 and seven assists in just 27 minutes. Reigning league MVP Rose has missed 26 games this season but coach Tom Thibodeau said his All-Star guard is improving. ““He said this morning he’s feeling a lot better, and that’s after two days of practice too,” Thibodeau told reporters. ““That’s a good sign.” Orlando beat Charlotte 102-95 to clinch the sixth seed in the East but their playoff chances look bleak with Dwight Howard out injured. New York, fighting with Philadelphia for seventh spot, beat the Los Angeles Clippers 99-93 while the 76ers beat Milwaukee 9085. The Knicks currently hold seventh spot and have the tiebreaker over the 76ers. In the Western Conference, Denver beat Oklahoma City 106-101 and are one win away from securing the sixth seed. Oklahoma’s Kevin Durant scored 32 points and has a narrow lead in the NBA scoring race over Kobe Bryant, who now needs 38 points in his last game to take the title.

Monterrey win CONCACAF Champions League Agence France Presse

Monterrey won the CONCACAF Champions League crown, falling 2-1 at Santos in the second leg of the final but emerging with a 3-2 aggregate victory in the regional club championship. Neri Cardozo’s goal in the 82nd minute, from a pass from second-half substitute Walter Ayovi, was enough to give Monterrey the aggregate victory after the second-leg contest in Torreon in northern Mexico. Monterrey had triumphed 2-0 at home in the first leg last week to gain control of the tie for the North and Central America and Caribbean club crown. Monterrey became the first club to win successive CONCACAF confederation titles since Pachuca in 2007 and 2008 and secured their berth in FIFA’s Club World Cup. They had to make do without Chilean striker Humberto Suazo, who scored both first-leg goals but was suspended due to an accumulation of yellow cards. Argentinian Daniel Luduena, in first-half injury time, and Oribe Peralta in the 51st minute had given Santos a 2-0 lead. Monterrey beat Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake 3-2 on aggregate in last year’s final.


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Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer stopped spot-kicks from Cristiano Ronaldo, who had given Real an early 2-0 lead in the semi-final second leg, and Kaka in the shootout before Bastian Schweinsteiger struck the decisive penalty to send the Germans through to the title match to be played at their own Allianz Arena on May 19. Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes, who won the Champions League with Real in 1998, revelled in the German club’s unexpected but deserved triumph at his former stomping ground in the Spanish capital, while Mourinho was left to ponder his side’s second consecutive elimination at the last-four stage. Real’s latest setback in Europe’s elite club competition is a huge blow for the combative Portuguese and club president Florentino Perez, who has spent hundreds of millions of euros chasing the elusive ‘decima’, or 10th continental title. It also left Spain in a state of shock after Chelsea survived the dismissal of captain John Terry and fought back from two goals down to send holders Barcelona crashing out 3-2 on aggregate in their semi-final second leg on Tuesday. “We lost, we are sad and they are happy but that’s football,” Mourinho told Spanish television. “Football is like that and whoever does not understand that can’t be part of it.” FATAL ERROR

After a disastrous start, Bayern showed considerable nerve to get back into the match following Ronaldo’s double inside the first 14 minutes and Arjen Robben levelled to make the score 2-1 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate. Ironically, Ronaldo’s opener in the sixth minute was a confidently taken penalty, his 25th successive success from the spot. A pulsating first half with chances for both sides fell away after the break as with extra time and possibly penalties looming the two European heavyweights curbed their attacking instincts for fear of committing a fatal error. A well-drilled Bayern were more than a match for Real, both sides striking nine shots on target, and played some patient and controlled football that frustrated the home fans. “It was a magnificent game and great penalty shootout,” a beaming Heynckes told reporters. “We didn’t want the first 15 minutes, to concede one and then two goals especially here because everyone knows what it is like, but after that I think we dominated. Over the 120 minutes I think we deserved it.” With the clock ticking towards midnight local time and the Real faithful urging on their team, the two sides lined up for the shootout before Neuer stunned the stadium and the hundreds of millions watching around the world by leaping low to his right to deny former World Players of the Year Ronaldo

and Kaka. Iker Casillas kept Real’s hopes alive by saving efforts from Toni Kroos and Philipp Lahm but Sergio Ramos skied his penalty over the bar and Schweinsteiger rifled the Bavarians through before tearing off his shirt and racing to the corner, where he was swallowed up in a throng of his ecstatic team mates.

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“I have not witnessed something like that in 40 years of professional football,” said Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “This tops everything we experienced in the 70s and 80s. I am very happy and very proud. That was top quality football.” The home side had quickly cancelled out Bayern’s 2-1 first-leg victory when Ronaldo netted his penalty after a handball in the area and the Portuguese produced a smart finish from the edge of the box to put Real in the driving seat. However, Bayern pulled a goal back when Robben also netted from the spot after Mario Gomez had been bundled over by Pepe, although Casillas came desperately close to tipping the Dutchman’s effort away. Extra time was draining on Real, who had all but wrapped up La Liga with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Barca on Saturday, and that tiredness proved costly at the end. “I will lift my players appealing to their pride, I have nothing to reproach them for, they have given their all,” Mourinho said. Asked if he planned to stay on next season, the former Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan manager added: “If the club and the players think I and they can keep bringing something to this. I will continue.” Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez reacts during the penalty shootout during their Champions League semi-final second leg soccer match against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

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MADRID - Jose Mourinho blamed fatigue from their ‘Clasico’ win and sheer bad luck for Real Madrid’s failure to reach the Champions League final on Wednesday. The nine-times European champions had been convinced they were going to reach the final, buoyed by their 2-1 La Liga win at Barcelona on Saturday, and by their archrivals’ shock defeat to Chelsea on Tuesday. With the league title all but in the bag, seven points clear with four left to play, Mourinho in only his second season at the helm looked like he had it within his grasp to also steal Barca’s European crown too. “There was no luck,” Mourinho said with a resigned smile. “It’s difficult to reach two semis in two years and not make the final. We deserved to win. “I remember a (Champions League) semi-final against Liverpool which was exactly the same where we had to play a game to compete in another championship before, and they didn’t have that pressure, and we lost. “It was the same here. We played with everyone on the weekend and our opponents didn’t.

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MADRID - Bayern Munich summoned up all their famous resilience to oust Real Madrid in a nerve-jangling Champions League penalty shootout on Wednesday, denying Jose Mourinho’s expensively-assembled side a tilt at a 10th European crown and setting up a final showdown against Chelsea next month.

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The Farmers are working on their farmland in Kintamani, Bangli Regency.Many farmers complain as their products are redundant as not maximally absorbed by the market

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A number of rural transport drivers in Jembrana have been confused lately. They are increasingly marginalized by private vehicles appearing in numbers. Meanwhile, the transportation service being popular during the decade of 1980-1990 has been rarely needed. Some drivers of rural blue transportation service of Negara-Pekutatan road section admitted if their income kept on declining. Even, sometimes they had to go home without any income because they got no passengers. One of the drivers, Nyoman Mawa, 50, said the number of rural transport driver gradually diminished. He pointed out the blue minivan coalesced into the organization of blue minivan drivers (OSMIBI) previously amounted to 45 units. Now, only 20 units still survived. With such small amount, their income was very far from expectation because passengers denoting their source of income had decreased drastically. According to him, the shortage of passenger had been taking place within the past a year. Even, several minivan owners were forced to discontinue the operation of their minivan because they always suffered a loss. “We get no deposit, if this condition continues we do not know what will happen to us later,” he sighed. For a day, this driver might not bring home any money because he could not get passenger. But sometimes he could only obtained IDR 50,000-70,000 per day. According to him, he had deeply involved in the profession for 20 years and could enjoy when the public transport still became a favorite mode of rural transportation. Nyoman admitted to have no other profession than being a driver. Similar apprehensiveness was expressed by Ketut Wirsana, 46. This rural minivan driver from Wali hamlet, Yehembang village, confessed to always get under IDR 100,000 per day. It was obtained from passengers of school students usually charged at cheaper rate. He worried if such condition continued to occur it was not impossible if one day the rural minivan service would no longer be needed. (kmb26)

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Promoting the agricultural sector from the downturn should be coupled with clear regulations. Many farmers complain as their products are redundant as not maximally absorbed by the market. Conversely, the perpetrators of industry complain about the supply of the agricultural products that do not meet the standard quality and continuity. This polemic comes to pass due to the absence of clear rules of government. “So far there are no clear rules where farmers must sell their harvest crops and who must purchase, so that farmers consequently get frustrated. If the government can organize well such classic problem will not happen,” said the expert of agriculture, Dr. I Gusti Bagus Udayana, in Denpasar, Wednesday (Apr 25). According to him, the government played an important role as a bridge connecting them to relevant agencies in the matter of production process ranging from raw materials, processing, marketing up to financing set forth into a rule. “Government should set up the percentage of local agricultural product that should be absorbed by employers of hotels, restaurants and shopping centers. These aspects have to be set forth in a rule and are not enough to be expressed as an appeal. By doing so, farmers

will have a high bargaining power unlike the current farmers whose bargaining power is always low,” he said. Meanwhile, the role of universities, said Udayana, was to think of appropriate technologies to address the classic problem of continuity, quality and quantity faced by the agricultural sector in Bali. As a result, it could establish a synergy between the government and universities. “Relevant regional working units (SKPD) should also complement one another in dealing with the agricultural issues. For example, when the food agricultural agency had provided its best tips with particular productions or technologies, the Industry and Trade Agency should look for a breakthrough to market them,” he explained. Bagus Udayana also suggested the government to create agro ter-

minal in each regency and province to accommodate the agricultural products. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesia Farmers Association (HKTI) of Bali, Prof. Nyoman Suparta, said that in years to come the government should build and strengthen the agricultural marketing system. The Government, mainly the Agricultural Agency, should collaborate with the Industry and Trade Agency and stakeholders as well as possible to build a marketing system with a guarantee of certainty. “Government should also encourage the strengthening of agroprocessing in order the agricultural products can be immediately and definitely channeled to the industrial market. In addition to doing promotion, fanaticism on the use local agricultural products should be built,” he said. (kmb27)

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Japan’s ‘Shadow Shogun’ not guilty of money scandal Agence France Presse

One of the most powerful men in Japanese politics was found not guilty of a major funding scandal, paving the way for a possible showdown with the ruling party leadership. Ichiro Ozawa, 69, once dubbed the “Shadow Shogun”, was on Thursday cleared by the Tokyo District Court of allegations he conspired with aides to hide 400 million yen ($4.9 million) he lent to his political funding body in 2004 for a land deal. His aides had said the mistake was purely technical and their boss -- a former Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) leader who engineered the party’s 2009 election victory -- had not been aware of it. Prosecutors, who came unstuck over the use of illegal evidence, said it was “unthinkable” Ozawa had not been in the loop. Major TV networks cleared their schedules to report the verdict, with a huge media presence at the court for a case that has gripped Japan’s political classes for years. A spokesman for the court said 1,843 people queued up for the 46

seats available to the public. Ozawa is the head of the largest grouping in the DPJ, and often seen as the power behind the premiership. In the highly factionalised world of Japanese politics, very little gets done without his say-so, tacit or otherwise. While a conviction and the ensuing incarceration would almost certainly have sunk him, Thursday’s verdict clears the way for Ozawa to confront Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda over controversial plans to double sales tax by 2015. Years of unsuccessful pumppriming aimed at kickstarting Japan’s moribund economy have left it with debts equivalent to twice its GDP. Mainstream media, academics and international organisations say the hike is the most sensible solution to the fiscal shortfall. But Ozawa, whose ability to take the public pulse is begrudgingly admired, has set his faction -- which makes up around a third of the DPJ -- firmly against the move. However, Kenji Yamaoka, a DPJ lawmaker close to Ozawa, ruled out any immediate head-on clash with the party leadership.

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South Korea is seeking to extend United Nations sanctions to 19 more North Korean institutions following the country’s widely condemned rocket launch this month, according to a report. Seoul has submitted the list of institutions including Aprok Development Bank and Haesung Trading, suspected of involvement in arms trading and other illegal activities, Dong-A Ilbo newspaper said. It cited an unidentified senior UN official. Five or six countries including South Korea, Japan, the United

States and the European Union have submitted their own lists, said the source quoted by Dong-A. Washington is seeking to freeze bank accounts and other assets of 17 additional North Korean institutions beyond those already under UN sanctions, it said. South Korea’s foreign ministry spokesman was not immediately available for comment. North Korea on April 13 launched what it called a satellite-carrying rocket to mark the centenary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il-Sung. The United States and its allies,

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Dalai Lama says ‘Middle Way’ still best for Tibet Agence France Presse

The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, said Wednesday he would not alter his non-violent quest for greater Tibetan autonomy, even after Beijing blamed him for inciting a wave of unrest. “Recently things become very, very difficult but our stand -- no change,” the Dalai Lama told the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. “Independence, complete independence is unrealistic -- out of (the) question,” the Dalai Lama said, saying his non-violent “Middle Way” of seeking change from Beijing still has the support of 90 percent of Tibetans. “So we can continue,” he said in a press conference at the conclusion of the summit. Tibet’s leadership-in-exile in India remains committed to “meaningful

talk” with the Chinese government in order to establish “meaningful autonomy” for the Tibetan minority, he said. The latest self-immolations by a pair of young Tibetan men occurred last week in the prefecture of Aba in a rugged area of Sichuan province, overseas Tibetan rights groups said. China has imposed tight security to contain simmering discontent in Tibetan regions since 2008, when deadly rioting against Chinese rule broke out in Tibet’s capital Lhasa and spread to neighboring Tibetaninhabited regions. Many Tibetans in China complain of religious repression and a gradual erosion of their culture blamed on a growing influx of majority Han Chinese to their homeland.

Study: Antarctic ice melting from warm water below Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Antarctica’s massive ice shelves are shrinking because they are being eaten away from below by warm water, a new study finds. That suggests that future sea levels could rise faster than many scientists have been predicting. The western chunk of Antarctica is losing 23 feet of its floating ice sheet each year. Until now, scientists weren’t exactly sure how it was happening and whether or how man-made global warming might be a factor. The answer, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, is that climate change plays an indirect role — but one that has larger repercussions than if Antarctic ice were merely melting from warmer air. Hamish Pritchard, a glaciologist

at the British Antarctic Survey, said research using an ice-gazing NASA satellite showed that warmer air alone couldn’t explain what was happening to Antarctica. A more detailed examination found a chain of events that explained the shrinking ice shelves. Twenty ice shelves showed signs that they were melting from warm water below. Changes in wind currents pushed that relatively warmer water closer to and beneath the floating ice shelves. The wind change is likely caused by a combination of

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however, said it was a disguised long-range ballistic missile test banned under UN resolutions. The launch sparked condemnation from the UN Security Council. It ordered new “entities and items” to be added to the sanctions committee list created after North Korea’s nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009. This file photo shows North Korean officials and foreign journalists leaving the launch pad after a visit to see the rocket Unha-3 in Tangachai-ri space center on April 8.

factors, including natural weather variation, the ozone hole and manmade greenhouse gases, Pritchard said in a phone interview. As the floating ice shelves melt and thin, that in turn triggers snow and ice on land glaciers to slide down to the floating shelves and eventually into the sea, causing sea level rise, Pritchard said. Thicker floating ice shelves usually keep much of the land snow and ice from shedding to sea, but that’s not happening now. That whole process causes larger and faster sea level rise than simply warmer air melting snow on landlocked glaciers, Pritchard said. “It means the ice sheets are highly sensitive to relatively subtle changes in climate through the effects of the wind,” he said.

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DAYTON, Ohio — Experts are trying to figure out what a fossil dubbed “Godzillus” used to be. The 150-pound fossil recovered last year in northern Kentucky is more than 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. To the untrained eye, it looks like a bunch of rocks or a concrete blob. Experts are trying to determine whether it was an animal, mineral or a form of plant life from a time when the Cincinnati region was underwater. Scientists at a Geological Society of America meeting viewed it Tuesday at the Dayton Convention Center in Ohio. “We are looking for people who might have an idea of what it is,” said Ben Dattilo, an assistant professor of geology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Scientists say the fossil is 450 million years old. University of Cincinnati geologist Carl Brett said it’s the largest fossil ever extracted from that era in the Cincinnati region. “This is the ultimate cold case,” said Ron Fine, the Dayton, Ohio, amateur paleontologist who

spotted the fossil on a hillside last year and gave it its name. “Like Godzilla, it’s a primordial beast that found its way to the modern era,” Fine said. Now 43, he’s been collecting fossils since age 4, and said he saw part of this one on a hillside off Kentucky 17 nearly a year ago. “Most fossils around here are small, the size of your thumbnail or your thumb,” he said. “This thing’s huge.” He said it could be an early form of seaweed or kelp. “This one has us stumped,” said David Meyer, another UC geology professor. Fine shared his find last September at a meeting of the Dry Dredgers, a group of amateur geologists. Meyer, who wrote a book called “A Sea Without Fish” about the era, said the fossil has intricate patterns that remind him of “goose flesh. Some of its surface also looks like scales. But this thing is not boney. It is not a fish.” He guesses it could have been something like a sponge. “Cincinnati was covered by a sea, 100 to 200 feet deep,” Meyer said. “Primitive shellfish lived in it. But no fish.”

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In this April 20, 2012, photo, amateur paleontologist Ron Fine, of Dayton, Ohio, discusses the fossil he discovered with Carl Brett, center, and David Meyer, professors of Geology at the University of Cincinnati, at Caster Library on the campus in Cincinnati.

Eating berries may slow brain’s decline: study

S.Korea ‘seeks more N.Korean sanctions’

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The Dalai Lama answers questions during a press conference following his participation in a panel discussion at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Illinois.

A total of 34 Tibetans, many of them Buddhist monks and nuns, are reported to have attempted to kill themselves by setting themselves on fire in China’s Tibetan-inhabited areas since the start of 2011 in protest at Chinese rule. Many of the protesters -- who criticize Beijing for what they see as repression of their culture -- have reportedly died from severe burns. Beijing has repeatedly accused the Dalai Lama of inciting the selfimmolations in a bid to split the vast Himalayan region from the rest of the nation, a charge he denies.

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A worker picks blueberries at a farm in Germany. Women who eat plenty of blueberries and strawberries experience slower mental decline with age than women who consume fewer of the flavonoid-rich fruits, a US study said Thursday.

Women who eat plenty of blueberries and strawberries experience slower mental decline with age than women who consume fewer of the flavonoid-rich fruits, a US study said Thursday. Based on a survey of more than 16,000 women who filled out regular questionnaires on their health habits from 1976 through 2001, the findings showed that those who ate the most berries delayed cognitive decline by up to 2.5 years. Every two years from 1995 to 2001, researchers measured mental function in subjects over age 70, according to the study published in the Annals of Neurology. “We provide the first epi-

demiologic evidence that berries may slow progression of cognitive decline in elderly women,” said Elizabeth Devore, a doctor with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. “Our findings have significant public health implications as increasing berry intake is a fairly simple dietary modification to test cognition protection in older adults.” Devore added that the findings are of particular importance to the aging population, which is on the rise. The number of Americans aged 65 and older grew 15 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to the US Census. Robert Graham, an internist at New York’s Lenox Hill

Hospital who was not involved with the study, said eating more berries is good idea for people of any age. “Large epidemiological studies, such as this one, add to the basic science research that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of berries have a beneficial role in agerelated cognitive decline,” said Graham. “I would advise all my patients, at any age, to eat more berries. Berries are an easy, nutritious and delicious way to preserve brain function.” Flavonoids are antioxidants that are found in berries, apples, citrus fruits, tea, red wine and onions, and previous research has shown they may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.


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Convention attendees blur past an advertisement for the upcoming film “Men in Black III” on the opening day of CinemaCon 2012. AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

Associated Press Writer LAS VEGAS — Will Smith jumps off the Chrysler Building and lands in 1969 to save the world from an alien invasion in the upcoming “Men in Black 3.” The action comedy franchise that saw Smith and Tommy Lee Jones first team up in 1997 returns to movie theaters next month.

Footage from the time-travel bromance was shared Wednesday night with theater owners at the CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas. In the preview, Smith and Jones survive a fight with an oversized fish at a Chinatown restaurant ripe with alien patrons, only for Jones’ character Agent K to suddenly disappear. “You look like you come from the planet Damn,” Smith’s Agent

J tells the fish before attacking it with mustard-filled squirt bottles. They end up trading blows on a street as confused Chinatown residents look on. This is what happens when you flush fish down the toilet, Smith warns them. “I am getting too old for this,” Smith tells Jones at one point. “I can’t even imagine how you feel.” The franchise’s first film saw

‘Men in Black 3’ tackles time travel

Jones’ straight-man veteran introduce Smith to the secretive government agency that fends off alien attacks and keeps immigrants from other planets hidden and in check. In the latest installment, Smith has 24 hours to go back in time and save his partner and the world. Multiple spaceships hover menacingly in the sky. In 1969, Josh Brolin portrays

Wills, Kate attend ‘African Cats’ London premiere

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LONDON — Prince William and his wife Kate were guests of honor at the U.K. premiere of Disneynature’s “African Cats” on Wednesday. Filmed in Kenya’s Masai Mara region from August 2008 to October 2010, “African Cats” follows a pride of lions and a family of cheetahs in the savanna. British actor Sir Patrick Stewart narrates the documentary, which is directed by Keith Scholey (“Big Cat Diary”) and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” ‘’Deep Blue”). The event was held at the British Film Institute on London’s Southbank, and served as a charity fundraiser for the conservation group Tusk Trust. Tusk Trust has 40 projects in 17 African countries that aim to protect wildlife, alleviate poverty and encourage education in rural

communities. Prince William has been the charity’s Royal Patron since 2005. “It’s what we call an ‘integrated approach’ to conservation,” said Charlie Mayhew, the charity’s chief executive. “It’s really that integration that has drawn Prince William as our patron. It’s something that he believes passionately in, and tonight’s premiere of ‘African Cats’ just gives us an opportunity to communicate that onto the global stage.” Scholey and Fothergill said keeping track of the stars in “African Cats” was a substantial task. “The most challenging (part) was actually to stay with our cats for a whole two year period,” Scholey said. “These are wild animals, they can go wherever they want, and we had to stay with the same characters, so that was quite hard.” “We’re looking here at a drama, a soapopera, but it’s all real-life,” said cameraman Simon King.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, center, arrive under an umbrella for the UK Premiere of ‘African Cats’, in aid of ‘Tusk Trust’, at the BFI Southbank in central London, Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

the younger Agent K. His coworkers include artist Andy Warhol, who tracks down aliens when he isn’t hosting glamorous parties with hippies and models. Smith continues his snappy lines, warning Warhol that he isn’t above “pimp slapping” him. Smith’s journey through time also has him fending off a Tyrannosaurus rex.

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese speaks after accepting the Real D Innovation in 3D award during the CinemaCon convention, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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Scorsese says all his future movies will be 3-D

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LAS VEGAS — Martin Scorsese has become so enamored with 3-D filmmaking that he expects to use the technology in all his future projects. The Academy Award-winning director of “The Departed” told a crowd of theater owners at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas on Wednesday that he wishes his landmark films “Raging Bull” and “Taxi Driver” had been three-dimensional. Scorsese is so convinced of the power of 3-D, he said he only saw “Hugo,” his first 3-D movie released to critical acclaim last year, once in 2-D. “There is something that 3-D gives to the picture that takes you into another land and you stay there and it’s a good place to be,” he said.

Scorsese spoke at a filmmaking panel alongside director Ang Lee, who won an Oscar in 2006 for the gay cowboy love story “Brokeback Mountain.” Scorsese and Lee are among a growing crop of prominent directors who claim 3-D technology is the future of filmmaking. Scorsese said the added dimension of digital films allows movie fans to feel a stronger connection to the story and actors on screen. He recalled filming “Hugo” and watching as Sacha Baron Cohen, who portrayed a stern train station inspector, leaned forward on set, and the motion that created on a monitor. “He sort of came right off the screen and we sort of felt like we were little kids again,” Scorsese said. Scorsese said he never thought he would have the opportunity to make a 3-D film.

Top Executive Wins Prestigious Award IBP

Mr. Emmanuel Guillard, Senior Vice President Operations and Development for Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam and CEO of Zest Hotels International has been awarded “Leader in Global HotelChain” in the prestigious Indonesia Travel Business Leader Awards 2012. He heads Swiss-Belhotel International’s Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam offices and is also CEO of Zest Hotels International, a budget hotel brand recently introduced by Swiss-Belhotel International.“Mr. Guillard is a highly experienced and knowledgeable hotel industry professional. As one of our most senior executives, he has made a substantial contribution to the growth and development of SwissBelhotel International. Particularly impressive is the contribution he has made to our growth in Indonesia. I congratulate Mr. Guillard on receiving this prestigious award; it is well deserved,” commented Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Mr. Gavin M. Faull. Indonesia Travel Business Leader Awards (ITBLA) are organized by RajaMICE in conjunction with Binus Business School and supported by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. ITBL Awards are considered the country’s prime awards for recognising the outstanding performance of business executives in Indonesia’s tour and travel industry.

Temple Ceremony Calendar Event for April 20 through May 20, 2012 20 Apr Tilem Kedasa - Pura Kahyangan Tiga Batur Bangli - Pura Batur Camenggon-Sukawati - Pura Luhur Bhujangga Camggu Kuta - Pura Kawitan Kayu Selem Tampurhyang Batur-Kintamani 21 Apr Hari Tumpek Kandang - Pura Puseh, Pura Desa Kota Gianyar - Pura Luhur Dalem Sagening Kediri - Tabanan - Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tegal Gede Badung 25 Apr Buda Wage Menail - Pr. Dalem Tarukan Linggih Pajenengan Cemenggaon Sukawati - Mr. Pasek Dangke bambang - Bangli - Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Pejeng Kaja - Gianyar - Pura Puseh Menakaji Desa Peninjoan - Bangli - Merajan Agung Blangsinga - Blahbatuh - Pura Kawitan Gusti Agung Blangsinga Blahbatuh Gianyar - Pura Kawitan Gusti Celuk Sukawati - Baler Pura Sada, Banjar Pemebatan Kapal Mengwi 1 May Anggar Kasih Perangbakat - Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa - Klungkung - Pura Tirta Sudamala Bebalang - Bangli - Pura Paibon Pasek Bendesa Sangsit sawan - Buleleng - Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangi Dawan - Klungkung - Pura Gunung Tengsong Lombok. - Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar - Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar - Pura Dalem Banyuning Timur Buleleng - Pura Dalem Pauman Batan Getas Denpasar - Pura Tengah Padang Tegalalang - Merajan Pasek Gelgel Desa Sande - Pupuan Tabanan - Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Denpasar - Pura Hyangaluh/Jenggala Besakih - Merajan Pasek Lurah Tutuan Gunaksa - Mr. Pasek Gelgel Selulung - Merajan Pasek Subrata Medahan - Merajan Pasek Munggu Munggu - Pura Tengkulak Tulikup - Gianyar - Pura Penataran Badung Desa Ogang Sidemen.

2 May Buda Umanis Perangbakat - Pura Puri Agung Dalem Tarukan Pejeng Tampak Siring - Pura Rambut Siwi Jembrana - Pura Batu Bolong Canggu - Kuta - Pura Pasek Marga Klaci Tabanan - Pura Agung Pasek Dauh Waru Jembrana - Pura Ratu Pasek Sangsit Sawan - Buleleng. - Pura Pasek Tangkas Darma Reyanggede Tabanan - Pura Desa Banyuning Buleleng - Pr. Srijon Tabanan - Mr. Pasek Gelgel Lebah Pangkung - Merajan Pasek Gelgel Patemon - Pura Tirta Anom Padang Sigi Sading - Tampak Siring - Pura Dadi Agung Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Manuaba Tegalalang. - Pura Pedarmaan Batursari Ngilis Jegu Penebel Tabanan. - Pura Puncak Mundi Nusa Penida. 5 May Purnama Jiyestha - Pura Segara Lombok - Pura Dwijawarsa Malang - Pura Puncaktingguh Angsri Baturiti Tabanan - Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Desa Jatiluwih Penebel Tabanan - Pura Kawitan Batur Tonja Denpasar - Pura Masopahit Grenceng Denpasar - Pura Penyungsungan Pasek Tohjiwa Wanagiri Selemadeg. - Pura Pamerajan Penataran Agung Sidemen Karangasem - Pura Eka Dharma Sweta Indah-Mataram, NTB. 16 May Buda Keliwon Ugu - Pura Dalem Tarukan Desa Peninjoan Tembuku - Bangli. - Pura Pasek Gelgel Boading Kaba-kaba Tabanan - Pura Pemayun Banyuning Tengah Buleleng - Pura Desa Kayangan Tiga Desa Bubunan Seririt - Buleleng - Pura Agung Gunung Raung Banjar Taro Kaja Taro Tegalalang - Merajan Pasek Dangka Bungbungan 20 May Tilem Jiyestha. - Pura Bhujangga Waisnawa Gumrih Jembrana.

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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Madeleine McCann could still be alive: UK police Agence France Presse

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A still image from broadcast footage shows News Corporation Chief Executive and Chairman, Rupert Murdoch, speaking at the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the media, at the High Court in London April 25, 2012.

“We don’t have that sort of power,” Murdoch tells inquiry Reuters

LONDON - Rupert Murdoch is used to slipping into Downing Street by the back door for discreet meetings with prime ministers, but there was no such privacy on Wednesday when he faced a grilling about his political influence in the full glare of the world’s media. It was one of the most extraordinary days in a career spanning six decades that has seen the owner of a provincial Australian newspaper morph into a global media magnate credited with the power to make or break governments. Questioned under oath at a judicial inquiry prompted by revelations of endemic phone-hacking at his News of the World tabloid, which he shut down last July, Murdoch gave a confident performance in which he amiably played down the power he holds. If his enemies had hoped to see him squirm under the forensic questioning of the inquiry’s top prosecutor, especially after a memorably unimpressive performance before British lawmakers last July with his son James, they were disappointed. Last time, a protester threw a foam “pie” at the elder Murdoch and was hit by his formidable wife, Wendi Deng. Under questioning last July, Murdoch had looked old and tired, and said it was the humblest day of his life, as the extent of public outrage at the way the News of the World had treated ordinary people as well as celebrities sank in. But at Wednesday’s hearing at

London’s Royal Courts of Justice, one of the few times Murdoch has been hauled into any court, he appeared in command of the proceedings and quickly won over lawyers, journalists and the public alike. He smiled, was sometimes stern and left onlookers wondering how good, or bad, his memory of recent British political events really was. Lest anybody underestimate him in his ninth decade, Murdoch jogged back to his seat after one of the breaks in proceedings, and showed he was as sharp as ever when it came to the quick put-down. Had he thought British Prime Minister David Cameron was “lightweight” when he first met him? “No, not then.” What did he think of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown threatening to wage war on News Corp, his company? “I did not think he was in a very balanced state of mind.” SUN WOT WON IT

Murdoch’s many detractors say he uses his vast multi-media empire to promote his right-wing views, further his commercial interests and gain covert influence among the rich and powerful for himself

and his children. The media mogul conceded that politicians often courted him, but shrugged at the suggestion that his papers could swing British elections. “We don’t have that sort of power,” he said, disowning the famous “It’s The Sun Wot Won It” front page run by his favorite tabloid on the morning after the Conservatives unexpectedly won the 1992 election. Responding calmly and politely to questions, pausing to ponder his answers and cracking a few jokes along the way, the 81-year-old projected himself as a shrewd and sensible businessman with no secret agenda or delusions of grandeur - a far cry from the bogeyman portrayed by his numerous enemies. It was only natural in a democracy that politicians should seek the support of the media, and there was nothing unusual about his own political contacts, he said. “He was that version of Rupert Murdoch that is approachable, engaging, really anything you want him to be,” said Neil Chenoweth, a Australian investigative journalist who has been writing about Murdoch for more than two decades.

British police reviewing the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have said they believe she could still be alive five years after she went missing in Portugal and urged authorities there to reopen their search. The Scotland Yard team sifting through a wealth of material relating to the youngster, who vanished in 2007, said they had identified 195 “investigative opportunities” that could be followed up. They also urged the Portuguese judiciary to allow the case to be reopened, saying Portuguese police also wanted to re-start the search. Scotland Yard renewed their appeal for information as they released a computer-generated image, created by experts, of how Madeleine might look now approaching what would be her ninth birthday on May 12. Madeleine, who was almost four at the time, disappeared from the family’s holiday flat in Praia da Luz on the Portuguese south coast on May 3, 2007 while her parents were at dinner. “We genuinely believe there is a possibility that she is alive,” said Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood from Scotland Yard’s Homicide and Serious Crime Command, who is leading the investigative review. “And we are currently developing material which we believe represents genuinely new information,” he told reporters. “We are working on the basis of two possibilities here: one is that Madeleine is still alive; and the second that she is sadly dead. “Our drive on both scenarios is in equal measure.” He said the review, launched last year, was a quarter of the way through its work. Redwood said his 37-strong team had at least 40,000 pieces of evidence to go through, containing around 100,000 pages -- some needing time-consuming translation.

Bali Post ... From page 1 “So, if the side that is always conflicting each other and don’t follow the rules and the warning from the government also don’t obeyed that the existence of both of the customary village must be evaluate and of it necessary dissolute. That is my word, those customary villages must be dissolute,” the governor said in the meeting with Bali House on September 19, 2011 After the video tape was played, the judge asked for extra evidences

but the layers said it was enough for now. Amzer will give the opportunity to the prosecutor to put forward witnesses on the next trial which will be held on Thursday, May 3. After the trial, Nyoman Sudhiantara said that they already gave valid evidences. “Now it is our turn to give evidences. To seek justice, both sides must give equal evidences,” he added. Sudhiantara also said that the lawsuit of the governor explained that he never said the dissolution of the customary village but on the tape the governor explained about the dissolution. (kmb)

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BUSINESS Fed comments makes Dollar dips Reuters

LONDON - Global shares edged higher and the dollar hit a three-week low against a basket of currencies on Thursday after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed its willingness to help if the U.S. economy weakened, though it raised its growth outlook slightly. Strong corporate profits emerging from the United States and Europe and a dip in oil prices also supported investor confidence, but markets remain cautious ahead of a key test of demand for euro zone debt on Friday when Italy will sell new bonds. “Despite its projections that GDP growth will pick up, the FOMC expects unemployment to remain well above target by the end of 2014. This means that there is scope for further monetary easing down the road, especially if the recovery falters,” said Philip Marey, strategist at Rabobank. The dollar index edged down to 78.96 after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s comments,

with the U.S. unit suffering more against higher yielding currencies. It hit a seven-month low against the Canadian dollar and sterling. The euro was up 0.1 percent at $1.3233, near a three-week high of $1.3237 touched on Wednesday. The Fed’s reassuring words lifted share markets in Asia and the United States, pushing the MSCI world equity index up 0.2 percent to 326.86, making its gains for the year over 9 percent. European equities were supported by a crop of strong corporate earnings, but political uncertainty in the region and a mixed performance in the financial sector kept a lid on gains.

Though INP had small likelihood of bird flu from the poultry with a sudden death two months ago in her home environment, from the result of laboratory test and the VCR in Sanglah, the sample of INP was positive and so were the clinical symptoms and results of X-ray photo. “Now, we are still waiting for the result of laboratory test executed by the Health Development Research,” added Ken. Worsening condition caused INP to be unable to survive and died around 10:00 p.m. Her body had been immediately brought home to be buried. To follow up the case of INP, the Health Agency together with the Livestock Agency came down to the field to take epidemiological action and seek the origin of the contact as well as capture the community with the possibility of being infected by the bird flu.

The Head of Bali Health Agency, Ketut Suarjaya, when contacted on Wednesday (Apr 25) explained the Health Agency Team and Livestock Agency had come down to location and clarified about the victim’s historical contacts with poultry and performed an Influenza Like Illness (ILI) surveillance both to the victim’s families and the community in the neighborhood of the victim’s home. “For prevention, the victim’s families are given prophylactic tamiflu dose or prevention dose,” said Suarjaya. Specimen of INP had already been taken and sent to the Research and Development Agency in Jakarta to be examined. Suarjaya further added if the family members or people in the region were found suffering the ILI symptoms with a high temperature up to 38 degrees Celsius, they would be immediately given tamiflu with treatment dose and referred to Sanglah Hospital. (kmb24)

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This Tuesday, April 24, 2012, photo shows a truck entering Baker Commodities transfer station, where a cow with mad cow disease was discovered, in Hanford, California. Major export markets for U.S. beef from Canada to Japan stayed open after the United States reported its first case of mad cow disease in six years amid assurances that rigorous surveillance had safeguarded the food system.

Mad cow case not deter beef importers

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A man uses his mobile phone while walking by a Softbank shop in Tokyo Thursday, April 26, 2012. Japanese mobile carrier Softbank Corp. reported a surge in annual profit because of strong demand for Apple’s iPhone 4S. Softbank reported on Thursday annual profit of 313.8 billion yen ($3.9 billion), up 65 percent from 189.7 billion yen the previous year. Annual sales jumped nearly 7 percent to 3.2 trillion yen ($39.5 billion).

BRUSSELS/CHICAGO - Major export markets for U.S. beef from Canada to Japan stayed open after the United States reported its first case of mad cow disease in six years amid assurances that rigorous surveillance had safeguarded the food system. U.S. live cattle futures were higher on Wednesday, but only recovered about half of what they lost on Tuesday when the market posted its biggest drop in seven months. U.S. authorities quickly told consumers and importers around the world there was no danger that meat from the infected California dairy cow would enter the food chain. The cow tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly called mad cow disease. Mexico, South Korea, Japan, Canada and the European Union said they would continue to import U.S. beef, although two major South Korean retailers halted

sales and Indonesia, a small buyer, suspended shipments. In 2011, Canada, Japan, Mexico and South Korea combined took 65 percent, or 1.82 billion lbs, of U.S. beef exports. “This finding will not affect trade between the U.S. and Canada,” the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said in a statement on Wednesday. “Both countries have implemented science-based measures to protect animal and human health. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said the new case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) reported on Tuesday should have no bearing on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks. Japan already only allows imports of U.S. and Canadian beef from cattle aged 20 months or less. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said the positive response from trade partners was a sign of confidence in the preventative measures taken by the United States and that he was not

concerned about potential a cut off in imports. “I’m sending out a letter to 20 major trading partners today to reassure that the products they’re buying are safe,” Vilsack told Reuters Insider. Benchmark June live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were recovered about half of what they lost on Tuesday when the market fell the 3-cent daily trading limit. Three previous cases of mad cow disease were confirmed in the Unites States between 2003 and 2006. Memories were still sharp of the first case in 2003, which caused a $3 billion drop in U.S. exports. It took until 2011 before those exports fully recovered. There are nearly 91 million cattle and calves in the United States, according to a USDA report released in January, of which about a third are beef cows and 9.2 million are milk cows. Mad Cow generally occurs in animals that are several years old, and beef cattle are generally slaughtered at 18 months.


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Indonesia halts US beef imports amid mad cow case

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For those who love to go hiking or go to the mountainous area, Bali is famous for its beautiful mountainous scenery. Kintamani for example. Kintamani is the most favorite tourist destinations in Bali with the active volcano of mount Batur and beautiful lake. Kintamani is surrounded by the captivating nature and there are six ancient villages around cauldron of Batur Lake which is often conceived by Bali Age Village. The local people from these Bali Age villages own the unique cultures, houses and life style. Kintamani Area is consisted of some Villages those are Kedisan Village , Buahan, Abang, Trunyan, Songan, South Batur, Middle Batur, North Batur, Sukawana and Kintamani Village . The total of resident in these area are about 15 thousand who are mostly working as farmer, merchant, or work at industrial tourism. Mount Batur is located at Kintamani and it has erupted about 24 times since year 1800 and still active up to now. Since the mount erupting, it has impacted to the local society life around this mount, like removing altar (Temple), improve or repairing the village and re-arrange the tradition. Lake Batur is the biggest lake in Bali and functioning as irrigation source to all farmers around it and it is also for all Bali society generally. Kintamani area has been founded some lodging, hotels and restaurants which are located in Kintamani and Penelokan Village. It is a famous tourist place because Kintamani area owns the beautiful panorama and it is encircled by the cold atmosphere. Kintamani is beautifully seen at the day time around 10:00 am until 15:00 pm especially having fine weather where entire Kintamani area will be able to be seen clearly. Generally, all tourists who pay a visit to this place will arrive in the day time where they can enjoy the panorama or enjoy the lunch in the local restaurant with lake view. Mostly restaurants at Kintamani generally own very beautiful view where tourist merging into their lunch in this restaurant and meanwhile enjoy the panorama. Kintamani is located in Kintamani sub district, Bangli Regency and about 50 km from Denpasar Town or about 2 hours by car. All roads are generally in good condition to access to this place. The fog will descend and blanket entire area of Kintamani with cold temperature in particular at late afternoon until the whole of night. The most amazing panorama at Kintamani can be seen in the morning time, when the sunrise emerges on the surface of earth precisely on the mount Batur.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Associated Press

JAKARTA — Indonesia says it is suspending imports of U.S beef following the discovery of mad cow disease in an American dairy cow. Vice Agriculture Minister Rusman Heriawan said Thursday the ban would be lifted after the U.S. government confirms all farms are free of mad cow, which can cause a deadly brain disease AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon in humans. Heriawan says U.S. beef last year A South Korean store employee sets out packs of domestic beef on the shelves at a Lotte Mart store in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Indonesia says it is suspending imports accounted for 20,000 tons — or 20 percent of Indonesia’s overall imports. of U.S beef following the discovery of mad cow disease in an American dairy cow.

The gap will temporarily be filled by exports from Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Even before the new discovery, Indonesia said it wanted to reduce its dependency on beef imports, with the ultimate goal of becoming self sufficient. Its goal was to cut beef imports by 30 percent this year.

Electricity shut down, airport operations disrupted

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JAKARTA - Operations of Soekarno-Hatta airport, the biggest airport in Indonesia, disrupted on Wednesday because electricity shut down for an hour. Because of the problem, many flights has been delayed. PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk. announced that the electricity problem had disrupted 14 flights from 1:10 to 3:40 pm. Garuda spokesman Pujobroto said the flights were delayed by 5 to 60 minutes.

But airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II`s corporate secretary, Hari Cahyono, in a press statement said that the shut down made no problem to operation. That busiest airport in Indonesia still proceeded undisturbed even though electricity distribution from the state power company PT PLN was disrupted for more than an hour on Wednesday. “Flight and passenger services at the Soekarno-Hatta airport went on normally as our generators worked properly,” said . Hari reported that the airport

has eight generators to back up priority services such as the flight safety technical network (including the radar, transmitter, tower and other areas) as well as operational services such as check-in, X-ray, baggage claim, flight information display system and so on. “So, when the electricity distribution from PLN stopped at 1:18 pm, all the generators automatically worked to distribute electricity to the priority points,” he revealed. In the non-priority lanes, how-

ever, he admitted that there was no back-up electricity distribution. These include cargo terminals, tenants` kiosks and some lights, in addition to the air-conditioning system in the terminal. “We apologize for the inconvenience,” he added. According to Hari, although electricity from PLN started flowing to the airport`s Main Power Station at 2:00 pm, it amounted to only 17 kilo volts (KV) of power. He further explained that as the airport requires 20 KV of power,

the electricity supply could not immediately be used. Electricity supply to the airport reached 20 KVA at 2:32 pm, upon which it was immediately distributed to all facilities. The airport consumes 35 mega volt amperes (MVA) of power every day, with 20 KV of this power supplied through the Batujaya substation in Tangerang. There is a grand design to increase the capacity of the airport`s Main Power Station from 35 to 60 MVA.

Plane crashes, killing 2 Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - A plane crash in central Indonesia and killing 2 people. A South African pilot and his Australian passenger were killed when their Susi Air plane crashed in central Indonesia, officials said Thursday, in the airline’s third fatal accident in a year. They were the only people on board the Pilatus PC-6 aircraft, which was carrying the Australian photographer on a chartered flight, the airline’s operations director Christian Strombeck told AFP. “The pilot was South African and the photographer was Australian. Both were killed,” he said. “The plane crashed Wednesday at around 5:30 pm local time (0930 GMT), and the bodies were found at around 1:30 am Thursday,” he said. Another official had initially said the plane crashed at 1:30 am. “The Pilatus PC-6 aircraft was flying in East Kalimantan to do some aerial photography when it crashed,” Strombeck added. The airline said the pilot was 28 years old, and the Australian government said the passenger was 57. “We can confirm a 57-year-old Australian man has died in a plane crash in Indonesia,” said a spokesperson from Australia’s Department of

Foreign Affairs and Trade. “His family in Indonesia are receiving consular assistance. “We are seeking to make contact with his family in Australia,” the spokesperson said. The airline said it was investigating the crash and grounding its six remaining single-engine Pilatus aircraft until further notice. The plane went down near a village in the Kutai Kartanegara district, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, told AFP. “The aircraft crashed at the edge of a ravine,” he said. Susi Air is a small domestic airline that operates mostly Cessna Grand Caravan planes usually configured to carry 12 passengers and two pilots. It also operates a few smaller Pilatus planes and other aircraft. In November, one of the company’s Cessna aircraft crashed while trying to land in Indonesia’s remote Papua region, killing a Spanish pilot. Another of its aircraft crashed in September in Papua province, killing an Australian and Slovakian pilot. The Indonesian archipelago of more than 17,000 islands relies on air transport to reach remote areas and has a poor aviation safety record.

AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

The owner of Susi Air, Susi Pudji Astuti, explains to journalists about the accident after one of her aircraft crashed in eastern Indonesia, during a press conference in Jakarta on April 26, 2012. A South African pilot and his Australian passenger were killed when their Susi Air plane crashed in East Kalimantan, officials said on April 26, in the airline’s third fatal accident in a year.


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Bali Today

Balinese Culture BE SAMPI MEBASE BALI (Braised Beef In Coconut Milk)

Balinese women:

In devotional services through the arts

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The file photo shows Mangrove forest situation in Bali Island. Mangrove forests were very important in maintaining the ecological balance and producing oxygen. However, the uncontrolled development had caused a wide pruning so that mangrove forests suffered severe damage.

Plastic waste threatened Mangrove forest Bali Post

DENPASAR - Mangrove forests were very important in maintaining the ecological balance and producing oxygen. However, the uncontrolled development had caused a wide pruning so that mangrove forests suffered severe damage. Not only that, the mangrove forests, primarily in South Denpasar, were also at risk of getting damaged due to a number of plastic waste coming into the area. It was said by Chairman of Friends of the Earth Indonesia (Walhi) of Bali, Wayan Gendo Suardana, and Chairman of PPLH of the Udayana University, Dr. Wayan Arthana. Chairman of the Walhi Bali, Wayan Gendo Suardana, said Bali had about 1,373 mangrove forests spreading across Jungut Batu in Lembongan, Banyuwedang area in West Bali and most areas sat in South Denpasar and Badung. Mangrove forests experienced severe degradation. The downward trend had taken place since 1990 due to the rapid pace of development clearing the mangrove forests. He cited the serious damage occurred along the Benoa Bay. Meanwhile, the last case also receiving the attention from Walhi was the clearing of virtually 1 hectare of mangrove forest due to the road construction over the waters of Benoa--Nusa Dua. Furthermore, he said the mangrove forests in Bali could be well maintained because of civil society assisted the government to replant the mangroves. Meanwhile, the efforts and initiatives of Bali Government were minimal to diminish the damage rate. Having planted the mangrove, a new problem then arose because the development process later had always sacrificed

the mangrove forest so that the planting of mangrove trees was in vain. According to him, so far our government only showed off good statistics. For instance, the mangrove forest was well preserved and its degradation only came to 10 percent. However, the government had never dared to reveal or publish to the public case by case related to the decrease in the number of mangrove forests in Bali due to the development interest. “There should be public accountability and transparency regarding the damaged mangrove forest. In view of the existing cases, we estimate the damage of mangrove forests in Bali reaches 20 percent. Of course, the government should be more serious in repairing the damage and not only rely on private parties and claim their success,” said the man familiarly called Gendo. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Center for Environmental Research (PPLH) of the Udayana University, Dr. Wayan Arthana, said that mangrove forest was very important

in maintaining the environmental balance and sustainability, such as reducing the abrasion on coastal territory, impeding the blow of sea breeze containing salt from entering the mainland, absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. According to him, aside from being at risk of clearing, condition of mangroves in South Denpasar had now been threatened by plastic waste due to littering habits of society. Such condition caused mangrove to be unable to breathe and lead them to death and destruction. “We strongly worry about the mangrove forests in South Denpasar as it is disturbed by plastic waste. Meanwhile, organic waste indeed does not matter because it can indeed live in muddy areas. For that purpose, there must be a serious concern,” he said. He added that there should be a joint effort to prevent the plastic waste so as not to get into the mangrove. If the mangrove had been attacked by plastic waste, we should clean them up by picking one by one. (kmb29)

Beauty can stop everyone’s eyes flickering. Beauty of the kid song can lullaby a baby. Similarly, beauty also can toss the imagination, soothe the mind and draw people to get near. Bali has many sources of that beauty offering the charm of nature, culture or adventure. By maintaining traditions inspired by Hinduism, Balinese people go on running in harmony with the time. In other words, they do not feel inferior because of inheriting those traditions. Beauty in the form of various dance movements has been introduced since early ages. On seeing a dance staged, a toddler may watch it attentively or its fingers move and move as if imitating the movement of the dance. Virtually all customary villages in Bali have gamelan troupe. This troupe plays important role in expressing their entertainment arts and accompanying every ritual activity. This existence gives opportunity to villagers from child to adult to express their artistic talent especially in dance, drama and gamelan arts. Young girls under twelve or elementary school age have a chance to participate in performing Rejang Dance. By wearing white and yellow costumes and floral decoration on head, they dance beautifully accompanied by gamelan music. Rejang Dance is one of the sacred dances performed in relation to the organization of temple anniversary or odalan. Other than putting a basic love to their tradition, they also show devotional service or ngatur ayah through the arts. When they grow older, right on entering secondary school, they join customary village youth club or Sekaa Taruna. Here, with their male friends and their brothers and sisters start to learn about organization. Many things can be learned through this organization. Since it has affiliation to customary village, they can learn about the making of some simple oblation under guidance of senior oblation maker and various traditional arts. In Bali, this youth club actually play important role in preparing young generation to maintain their valuable cultural heritages or to prepare themselves for inheriting customary responsibility. With their male counterpart, here the young girls also learn to play drama or more complex traditional arts. Popular genres of performance showed are pure entertainment and the one in combination with sacred dance. The latter usually features Calonarang. This magical drama involves a combination of male and female players. In essence, this Calonarang drama highlights the endless fight between truth and untruth symbolizing by sanctified effigies or tapakan like Rangda and Barong. By and large, it is also associated with ritual events at local temple. In the following stage, when woman gets married she will enter the new organization, namely customary village. Having learned much about ritual works, it is now the time to practice them in wider social life. They should attend some socio-religious activities when the events engage the members of customary village. At this stage, household mother can remain to show her devotional service through the arts other than social works. Through the arts, they may join the drama or individual psalmodic singing or pasantian. How is about their private life? It is normal as others. They also have opportunity to build career in their profession. In modern life with heterogeneous professions as today, woman also works as men do. Traditions do not impede them to reach outstanding achievement in self-employee or office job. If they work at daytime, some social works will be held at the evening. Tradition is not something obsolete. Even, it retains abundant inspirations to create something new and creative that is advantageous for modern life. However, traditions should also be reviewed and adjust to the current condition without leaving behind its core. Tradition does not hinder women to get their career achievement. Even, it stays to give them a channel to express their spiritual sense through devotional services. (BTN/punia)

Gamers try to play game with monitor for gaming that BenQ produce to capture the niche market of gamers.

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Game fanatic pampered by monitor for gaming

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DENPASAR - BenQ, the international provider for LED monitor, spread their business to monitor for gaming. According to Assistant Director of PT. Galva Technologies, Liong Po Tjian accompanied with Marketing Manager Juliana Christanti, for now, only BenQ that enter this niche market. She admitted that monitoring gaming is not very popular in Indonesia. Meanwhile outside Indonesia, gamers usually have specific monitor for playing game. The specifications of the monitor have to

be perfect so it suit for gamers. She said that BenQ has lots of research before producing the monitor. In fact, according to Tjian, BenQ hires professional gamers to consult specification of this product. “We have Counter Strike Legend, like Emil “HeatoN” Christensen, Abdisamad “SpawN” Mohamed, Tommy “Potti” Ingemarsson, Christer “fisker” Eriksson, and Michael “ahl” Korduner to work with us in this product. They’ve been hire for giving advice and shaping the monitor that will suit their need in playing game,’’ she stated.

She explained BenQ launched XL2420T after it sucsess on launching XL2410T. The monitors are produce for gaming purpose, such as First Person Shooting (FPS). This monitor has many features that help gamers doing action. The features including Black eQualizer, specially made for showing in detail the black zone without effecting the other details and Display Mode that makes user able to adjust the monitor size from 17” (4:3), 19” (4:3), 19”W (16:10), 21.5”W (16:9), 22”W (16:10), 23W” (16:9) until 24W” (16:9). (kmb18)

INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp oil 1 cup beef spice paste 600 gr beef topside cut in 2,5 cm 2 ea lemon grass bruised 2 ea salam Leaf 5 cm laos peeled and chopped 1 lt water 1 lt coconut Milk Shallot fried for garnish PREPARATION: 1. Heat oil in heavy sauce pan. Add spice paste and fry over low heat for 2 minutes. Add beef cubes, lemon grass, salam leaves, laos and leaf. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until meat is three quarter cooked (approximately 40 minutes). 2. Add coconut milk, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until meat is tender and sauce thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 3. Garnish with fried shallots. Serve with steamed rice and sambal.

KENUS MEBASE BALI (Balinese Squid)

OVERVIEW: If you are only accustomed to eating deep-fried squid, you’ll be surprised by the difference when it is cooked Balinese style. If squid is unavailable, replace with large cuttlefish or any other firm fish fillets such as snapper or sea bass. INGREDIENTS: 600 gr baby squid, cleaned and diced 1 tbsp freshly squeezed limejuice 1/3 tsp powdered black pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp oil 5 shallots, peeled and sliced 2 large red chilies, seeded and sliced 1/2 cup spice paste for seafood 1 cup chicken stock 5 sprigs lemon basil, sliced Fried shallots and sprigs of lemon basil to garnish PREPARATION: Heat oil in wok, add shallots, chilies and squid and sauté for 2 minutes over high heat. Add seafood spice paste and continue to sauté for 1 more minute. Pour in chicken stock, add the sliced basil and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute. Season to taste and garnish with sprigs of lemon basil, fried shallots and serve with Coconut Rice.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Bali Today

Balinese Culture BE SAMPI MEBASE BALI (Braised Beef In Coconut Milk)

Balinese women:

In devotional services through the arts

IBP/File

The file photo shows Mangrove forest situation in Bali Island. Mangrove forests were very important in maintaining the ecological balance and producing oxygen. However, the uncontrolled development had caused a wide pruning so that mangrove forests suffered severe damage.

Plastic waste threatened Mangrove forest Bali Post

DENPASAR - Mangrove forests were very important in maintaining the ecological balance and producing oxygen. However, the uncontrolled development had caused a wide pruning so that mangrove forests suffered severe damage. Not only that, the mangrove forests, primarily in South Denpasar, were also at risk of getting damaged due to a number of plastic waste coming into the area. It was said by Chairman of Friends of the Earth Indonesia (Walhi) of Bali, Wayan Gendo Suardana, and Chairman of PPLH of the Udayana University, Dr. Wayan Arthana. Chairman of the Walhi Bali, Wayan Gendo Suardana, said Bali had about 1,373 mangrove forests spreading across Jungut Batu in Lembongan, Banyuwedang area in West Bali and most areas sat in South Denpasar and Badung. Mangrove forests experienced severe degradation. The downward trend had taken place since 1990 due to the rapid pace of development clearing the mangrove forests. He cited the serious damage occurred along the Benoa Bay. Meanwhile, the last case also receiving the attention from Walhi was the clearing of virtually 1 hectare of mangrove forest due to the road construction over the waters of Benoa--Nusa Dua. Furthermore, he said the mangrove forests in Bali could be well maintained because of civil society assisted the government to replant the mangroves. Meanwhile, the efforts and initiatives of Bali Government were minimal to diminish the damage rate. Having planted the mangrove, a new problem then arose because the development process later had always sacrificed

the mangrove forest so that the planting of mangrove trees was in vain. According to him, so far our government only showed off good statistics. For instance, the mangrove forest was well preserved and its degradation only came to 10 percent. However, the government had never dared to reveal or publish to the public case by case related to the decrease in the number of mangrove forests in Bali due to the development interest. “There should be public accountability and transparency regarding the damaged mangrove forest. In view of the existing cases, we estimate the damage of mangrove forests in Bali reaches 20 percent. Of course, the government should be more serious in repairing the damage and not only rely on private parties and claim their success,” said the man familiarly called Gendo. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Center for Environmental Research (PPLH) of the Udayana University, Dr. Wayan Arthana, said that mangrove forest was very important

in maintaining the environmental balance and sustainability, such as reducing the abrasion on coastal territory, impeding the blow of sea breeze containing salt from entering the mainland, absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. According to him, aside from being at risk of clearing, condition of mangroves in South Denpasar had now been threatened by plastic waste due to littering habits of society. Such condition caused mangrove to be unable to breathe and lead them to death and destruction. “We strongly worry about the mangrove forests in South Denpasar as it is disturbed by plastic waste. Meanwhile, organic waste indeed does not matter because it can indeed live in muddy areas. For that purpose, there must be a serious concern,” he said. He added that there should be a joint effort to prevent the plastic waste so as not to get into the mangrove. If the mangrove had been attacked by plastic waste, we should clean them up by picking one by one. (kmb29)

Beauty can stop everyone’s eyes flickering. Beauty of the kid song can lullaby a baby. Similarly, beauty also can toss the imagination, soothe the mind and draw people to get near. Bali has many sources of that beauty offering the charm of nature, culture or adventure. By maintaining traditions inspired by Hinduism, Balinese people go on running in harmony with the time. In other words, they do not feel inferior because of inheriting those traditions. Beauty in the form of various dance movements has been introduced since early ages. On seeing a dance staged, a toddler may watch it attentively or its fingers move and move as if imitating the movement of the dance. Virtually all customary villages in Bali have gamelan troupe. This troupe plays important role in expressing their entertainment arts and accompanying every ritual activity. This existence gives opportunity to villagers from child to adult to express their artistic talent especially in dance, drama and gamelan arts. Young girls under twelve or elementary school age have a chance to participate in performing Rejang Dance. By wearing white and yellow costumes and floral decoration on head, they dance beautifully accompanied by gamelan music. Rejang Dance is one of the sacred dances performed in relation to the organization of temple anniversary or odalan. Other than putting a basic love to their tradition, they also show devotional service or ngatur ayah through the arts. When they grow older, right on entering secondary school, they join customary village youth club or Sekaa Taruna. Here, with their male friends and their brothers and sisters start to learn about organization. Many things can be learned through this organization. Since it has affiliation to customary village, they can learn about the making of some simple oblation under guidance of senior oblation maker and various traditional arts. In Bali, this youth club actually play important role in preparing young generation to maintain their valuable cultural heritages or to prepare themselves for inheriting customary responsibility. With their male counterpart, here the young girls also learn to play drama or more complex traditional arts. Popular genres of performance showed are pure entertainment and the one in combination with sacred dance. The latter usually features Calonarang. This magical drama involves a combination of male and female players. In essence, this Calonarang drama highlights the endless fight between truth and untruth symbolizing by sanctified effigies or tapakan like Rangda and Barong. By and large, it is also associated with ritual events at local temple. In the following stage, when woman gets married she will enter the new organization, namely customary village. Having learned much about ritual works, it is now the time to practice them in wider social life. They should attend some socio-religious activities when the events engage the members of customary village. At this stage, household mother can remain to show her devotional service through the arts other than social works. Through the arts, they may join the drama or individual psalmodic singing or pasantian. How is about their private life? It is normal as others. They also have opportunity to build career in their profession. In modern life with heterogeneous professions as today, woman also works as men do. Traditions do not impede them to reach outstanding achievement in self-employee or office job. If they work at daytime, some social works will be held at the evening. Tradition is not something obsolete. Even, it retains abundant inspirations to create something new and creative that is advantageous for modern life. However, traditions should also be reviewed and adjust to the current condition without leaving behind its core. Tradition does not hinder women to get their career achievement. Even, it stays to give them a channel to express their spiritual sense through devotional services. (BTN/punia)

Gamers try to play game with monitor for gaming that BenQ produce to capture the niche market of gamers.

IBP/File

Game fanatic pampered by monitor for gaming

IBP

DENPASAR - BenQ, the international provider for LED monitor, spread their business to monitor for gaming. According to Assistant Director of PT. Galva Technologies, Liong Po Tjian accompanied with Marketing Manager Juliana Christanti, for now, only BenQ that enter this niche market. She admitted that monitoring gaming is not very popular in Indonesia. Meanwhile outside Indonesia, gamers usually have specific monitor for playing game. The specifications of the monitor have to

be perfect so it suit for gamers. She said that BenQ has lots of research before producing the monitor. In fact, according to Tjian, BenQ hires professional gamers to consult specification of this product. “We have Counter Strike Legend, like Emil “HeatoN” Christensen, Abdisamad “SpawN” Mohamed, Tommy “Potti” Ingemarsson, Christer “fisker” Eriksson, and Michael “ahl” Korduner to work with us in this product. They’ve been hire for giving advice and shaping the monitor that will suit their need in playing game,’’ she stated.

She explained BenQ launched XL2420T after it sucsess on launching XL2410T. The monitors are produce for gaming purpose, such as First Person Shooting (FPS). This monitor has many features that help gamers doing action. The features including Black eQualizer, specially made for showing in detail the black zone without effecting the other details and Display Mode that makes user able to adjust the monitor size from 17” (4:3), 19” (4:3), 19”W (16:10), 21.5”W (16:9), 22”W (16:10), 23W” (16:9) until 24W” (16:9). (kmb18)

INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp oil 1 cup beef spice paste 600 gr beef topside cut in 2,5 cm 2 ea lemon grass bruised 2 ea salam Leaf 5 cm laos peeled and chopped 1 lt water 1 lt coconut Milk Shallot fried for garnish PREPARATION: 1. Heat oil in heavy sauce pan. Add spice paste and fry over low heat for 2 minutes. Add beef cubes, lemon grass, salam leaves, laos and leaf. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until meat is three quarter cooked (approximately 40 minutes). 2. Add coconut milk, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until meat is tender and sauce thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 3. Garnish with fried shallots. Serve with steamed rice and sambal.

KENUS MEBASE BALI (Balinese Squid)

OVERVIEW: If you are only accustomed to eating deep-fried squid, you’ll be surprised by the difference when it is cooked Balinese style. If squid is unavailable, replace with large cuttlefish or any other firm fish fillets such as snapper or sea bass. INGREDIENTS: 600 gr baby squid, cleaned and diced 1 tbsp freshly squeezed limejuice 1/3 tsp powdered black pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp oil 5 shallots, peeled and sliced 2 large red chilies, seeded and sliced 1/2 cup spice paste for seafood 1 cup chicken stock 5 sprigs lemon basil, sliced Fried shallots and sprigs of lemon basil to garnish PREPARATION: Heat oil in wok, add shallots, chilies and squid and sauté for 2 minutes over high heat. Add seafood spice paste and continue to sauté for 1 more minute. Pour in chicken stock, add the sliced basil and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute. Season to taste and garnish with sprigs of lemon basil, fried shallots and serve with Coconut Rice.

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Indonesia halts US beef imports amid mad cow case

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For those who love to go hiking or go to the mountainous area, Bali is famous for its beautiful mountainous scenery. Kintamani for example. Kintamani is the most favorite tourist destinations in Bali with the active volcano of mount Batur and beautiful lake. Kintamani is surrounded by the captivating nature and there are six ancient villages around cauldron of Batur Lake which is often conceived by Bali Age Village. The local people from these Bali Age villages own the unique cultures, houses and life style. Kintamani Area is consisted of some Villages those are Kedisan Village , Buahan, Abang, Trunyan, Songan, South Batur, Middle Batur, North Batur, Sukawana and Kintamani Village . The total of resident in these area are about 15 thousand who are mostly working as farmer, merchant, or work at industrial tourism. Mount Batur is located at Kintamani and it has erupted about 24 times since year 1800 and still active up to now. Since the mount erupting, it has impacted to the local society life around this mount, like removing altar (Temple), improve or repairing the village and re-arrange the tradition. Lake Batur is the biggest lake in Bali and functioning as irrigation source to all farmers around it and it is also for all Bali society generally. Kintamani area has been founded some lodging, hotels and restaurants which are located in Kintamani and Penelokan Village. It is a famous tourist place because Kintamani area owns the beautiful panorama and it is encircled by the cold atmosphere. Kintamani is beautifully seen at the day time around 10:00 am until 15:00 pm especially having fine weather where entire Kintamani area will be able to be seen clearly. Generally, all tourists who pay a visit to this place will arrive in the day time where they can enjoy the panorama or enjoy the lunch in the local restaurant with lake view. Mostly restaurants at Kintamani generally own very beautiful view where tourist merging into their lunch in this restaurant and meanwhile enjoy the panorama. Kintamani is located in Kintamani sub district, Bangli Regency and about 50 km from Denpasar Town or about 2 hours by car. All roads are generally in good condition to access to this place. The fog will descend and blanket entire area of Kintamani with cold temperature in particular at late afternoon until the whole of night. The most amazing panorama at Kintamani can be seen in the morning time, when the sunrise emerges on the surface of earth precisely on the mount Batur.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Associated Press

JAKARTA — Indonesia says it is suspending imports of U.S beef following the discovery of mad cow disease in an American dairy cow. Vice Agriculture Minister Rusman Heriawan said Thursday the ban would be lifted after the U.S. government confirms all farms are free of mad cow, which can cause a deadly brain disease AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon in humans. Heriawan says U.S. beef last year A South Korean store employee sets out packs of domestic beef on the shelves at a Lotte Mart store in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Indonesia says it is suspending imports accounted for 20,000 tons — or 20 percent of Indonesia’s overall imports. of U.S beef following the discovery of mad cow disease in an American dairy cow.

The gap will temporarily be filled by exports from Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Even before the new discovery, Indonesia said it wanted to reduce its dependency on beef imports, with the ultimate goal of becoming self sufficient. Its goal was to cut beef imports by 30 percent this year.

Electricity shut down, airport operations disrupted

Antara

JAKARTA - Operations of Soekarno-Hatta airport, the biggest airport in Indonesia, disrupted on Wednesday because electricity shut down for an hour. Because of the problem, many flights has been delayed. PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk. announced that the electricity problem had disrupted 14 flights from 1:10 to 3:40 pm. Garuda spokesman Pujobroto said the flights were delayed by 5 to 60 minutes.

But airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II`s corporate secretary, Hari Cahyono, in a press statement said that the shut down made no problem to operation. That busiest airport in Indonesia still proceeded undisturbed even though electricity distribution from the state power company PT PLN was disrupted for more than an hour on Wednesday. “Flight and passenger services at the Soekarno-Hatta airport went on normally as our generators worked properly,” said . Hari reported that the airport

has eight generators to back up priority services such as the flight safety technical network (including the radar, transmitter, tower and other areas) as well as operational services such as check-in, X-ray, baggage claim, flight information display system and so on. “So, when the electricity distribution from PLN stopped at 1:18 pm, all the generators automatically worked to distribute electricity to the priority points,” he revealed. In the non-priority lanes, how-

ever, he admitted that there was no back-up electricity distribution. These include cargo terminals, tenants` kiosks and some lights, in addition to the air-conditioning system in the terminal. “We apologize for the inconvenience,” he added. According to Hari, although electricity from PLN started flowing to the airport`s Main Power Station at 2:00 pm, it amounted to only 17 kilo volts (KV) of power. He further explained that as the airport requires 20 KV of power,

the electricity supply could not immediately be used. Electricity supply to the airport reached 20 KVA at 2:32 pm, upon which it was immediately distributed to all facilities. The airport consumes 35 mega volt amperes (MVA) of power every day, with 20 KV of this power supplied through the Batujaya substation in Tangerang. There is a grand design to increase the capacity of the airport`s Main Power Station from 35 to 60 MVA.

Plane crashes, killing 2 Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - A plane crash in central Indonesia and killing 2 people. A South African pilot and his Australian passenger were killed when their Susi Air plane crashed in central Indonesia, officials said Thursday, in the airline’s third fatal accident in a year. They were the only people on board the Pilatus PC-6 aircraft, which was carrying the Australian photographer on a chartered flight, the airline’s operations director Christian Strombeck told AFP. “The pilot was South African and the photographer was Australian. Both were killed,” he said. “The plane crashed Wednesday at around 5:30 pm local time (0930 GMT), and the bodies were found at around 1:30 am Thursday,” he said. Another official had initially said the plane crashed at 1:30 am. “The Pilatus PC-6 aircraft was flying in East Kalimantan to do some aerial photography when it crashed,” Strombeck added. The airline said the pilot was 28 years old, and the Australian government said the passenger was 57. “We can confirm a 57-year-old Australian man has died in a plane crash in Indonesia,” said a spokesperson from Australia’s Department of

Foreign Affairs and Trade. “His family in Indonesia are receiving consular assistance. “We are seeking to make contact with his family in Australia,” the spokesperson said. The airline said it was investigating the crash and grounding its six remaining single-engine Pilatus aircraft until further notice. The plane went down near a village in the Kutai Kartanegara district, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, told AFP. “The aircraft crashed at the edge of a ravine,” he said. Susi Air is a small domestic airline that operates mostly Cessna Grand Caravan planes usually configured to carry 12 passengers and two pilots. It also operates a few smaller Pilatus planes and other aircraft. In November, one of the company’s Cessna aircraft crashed while trying to land in Indonesia’s remote Papua region, killing a Spanish pilot. Another of its aircraft crashed in September in Papua province, killing an Australian and Slovakian pilot. The Indonesian archipelago of more than 17,000 islands relies on air transport to reach remote areas and has a poor aviation safety record.

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The owner of Susi Air, Susi Pudji Astuti, explains to journalists about the accident after one of her aircraft crashed in eastern Indonesia, during a press conference in Jakarta on April 26, 2012. A South African pilot and his Australian passenger were killed when their Susi Air plane crashed in East Kalimantan, officials said on April 26, in the airline’s third fatal accident in a year.


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Madeleine McCann could still be alive: UK police Agence France Presse

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A still image from broadcast footage shows News Corporation Chief Executive and Chairman, Rupert Murdoch, speaking at the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the media, at the High Court in London April 25, 2012.

“We don’t have that sort of power,” Murdoch tells inquiry Reuters

LONDON - Rupert Murdoch is used to slipping into Downing Street by the back door for discreet meetings with prime ministers, but there was no such privacy on Wednesday when he faced a grilling about his political influence in the full glare of the world’s media. It was one of the most extraordinary days in a career spanning six decades that has seen the owner of a provincial Australian newspaper morph into a global media magnate credited with the power to make or break governments. Questioned under oath at a judicial inquiry prompted by revelations of endemic phone-hacking at his News of the World tabloid, which he shut down last July, Murdoch gave a confident performance in which he amiably played down the power he holds. If his enemies had hoped to see him squirm under the forensic questioning of the inquiry’s top prosecutor, especially after a memorably unimpressive performance before British lawmakers last July with his son James, they were disappointed. Last time, a protester threw a foam “pie” at the elder Murdoch and was hit by his formidable wife, Wendi Deng. Under questioning last July, Murdoch had looked old and tired, and said it was the humblest day of his life, as the extent of public outrage at the way the News of the World had treated ordinary people as well as celebrities sank in. But at Wednesday’s hearing at

London’s Royal Courts of Justice, one of the few times Murdoch has been hauled into any court, he appeared in command of the proceedings and quickly won over lawyers, journalists and the public alike. He smiled, was sometimes stern and left onlookers wondering how good, or bad, his memory of recent British political events really was. Lest anybody underestimate him in his ninth decade, Murdoch jogged back to his seat after one of the breaks in proceedings, and showed he was as sharp as ever when it came to the quick put-down. Had he thought British Prime Minister David Cameron was “lightweight” when he first met him? “No, not then.” What did he think of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown threatening to wage war on News Corp, his company? “I did not think he was in a very balanced state of mind.” SUN WOT WON IT

Murdoch’s many detractors say he uses his vast multi-media empire to promote his right-wing views, further his commercial interests and gain covert influence among the rich and powerful for himself

and his children. The media mogul conceded that politicians often courted him, but shrugged at the suggestion that his papers could swing British elections. “We don’t have that sort of power,” he said, disowning the famous “It’s The Sun Wot Won It” front page run by his favorite tabloid on the morning after the Conservatives unexpectedly won the 1992 election. Responding calmly and politely to questions, pausing to ponder his answers and cracking a few jokes along the way, the 81-year-old projected himself as a shrewd and sensible businessman with no secret agenda or delusions of grandeur - a far cry from the bogeyman portrayed by his numerous enemies. It was only natural in a democracy that politicians should seek the support of the media, and there was nothing unusual about his own political contacts, he said. “He was that version of Rupert Murdoch that is approachable, engaging, really anything you want him to be,” said Neil Chenoweth, a Australian investigative journalist who has been writing about Murdoch for more than two decades.

British police reviewing the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have said they believe she could still be alive five years after she went missing in Portugal and urged authorities there to reopen their search. The Scotland Yard team sifting through a wealth of material relating to the youngster, who vanished in 2007, said they had identified 195 “investigative opportunities” that could be followed up. They also urged the Portuguese judiciary to allow the case to be reopened, saying Portuguese police also wanted to re-start the search. Scotland Yard renewed their appeal for information as they released a computer-generated image, created by experts, of how Madeleine might look now approaching what would be her ninth birthday on May 12. Madeleine, who was almost four at the time, disappeared from the family’s holiday flat in Praia da Luz on the Portuguese south coast on May 3, 2007 while her parents were at dinner. “We genuinely believe there is a possibility that she is alive,” said Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood from Scotland Yard’s Homicide and Serious Crime Command, who is leading the investigative review. “And we are currently developing material which we believe represents genuinely new information,” he told reporters. “We are working on the basis of two possibilities here: one is that Madeleine is still alive; and the second that she is sadly dead. “Our drive on both scenarios is in equal measure.” He said the review, launched last year, was a quarter of the way through its work. Redwood said his 37-strong team had at least 40,000 pieces of evidence to go through, containing around 100,000 pages -- some needing time-consuming translation.

Bali Post ... From page 1 “So, if the side that is always conflicting each other and don’t follow the rules and the warning from the government also don’t obeyed that the existence of both of the customary village must be evaluate and of it necessary dissolute. That is my word, those customary villages must be dissolute,” the governor said in the meeting with Bali House on September 19, 2011 After the video tape was played, the judge asked for extra evidences

but the layers said it was enough for now. Amzer will give the opportunity to the prosecutor to put forward witnesses on the next trial which will be held on Thursday, May 3. After the trial, Nyoman Sudhiantara said that they already gave valid evidences. “Now it is our turn to give evidences. To seek justice, both sides must give equal evidences,” he added. Sudhiantara also said that the lawsuit of the governor explained that he never said the dissolution of the customary village but on the tape the governor explained about the dissolution. (kmb)

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BUSINESS Fed comments makes Dollar dips Reuters

LONDON - Global shares edged higher and the dollar hit a three-week low against a basket of currencies on Thursday after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed its willingness to help if the U.S. economy weakened, though it raised its growth outlook slightly. Strong corporate profits emerging from the United States and Europe and a dip in oil prices also supported investor confidence, but markets remain cautious ahead of a key test of demand for euro zone debt on Friday when Italy will sell new bonds. “Despite its projections that GDP growth will pick up, the FOMC expects unemployment to remain well above target by the end of 2014. This means that there is scope for further monetary easing down the road, especially if the recovery falters,” said Philip Marey, strategist at Rabobank. The dollar index edged down to 78.96 after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s comments,

with the U.S. unit suffering more against higher yielding currencies. It hit a seven-month low against the Canadian dollar and sterling. The euro was up 0.1 percent at $1.3233, near a three-week high of $1.3237 touched on Wednesday. The Fed’s reassuring words lifted share markets in Asia and the United States, pushing the MSCI world equity index up 0.2 percent to 326.86, making its gains for the year over 9 percent. European equities were supported by a crop of strong corporate earnings, but political uncertainty in the region and a mixed performance in the financial sector kept a lid on gains.

Though INP had small likelihood of bird flu from the poultry with a sudden death two months ago in her home environment, from the result of laboratory test and the VCR in Sanglah, the sample of INP was positive and so were the clinical symptoms and results of X-ray photo. “Now, we are still waiting for the result of laboratory test executed by the Health Development Research,” added Ken. Worsening condition caused INP to be unable to survive and died around 10:00 p.m. Her body had been immediately brought home to be buried. To follow up the case of INP, the Health Agency together with the Livestock Agency came down to the field to take epidemiological action and seek the origin of the contact as well as capture the community with the possibility of being infected by the bird flu.

The Head of Bali Health Agency, Ketut Suarjaya, when contacted on Wednesday (Apr 25) explained the Health Agency Team and Livestock Agency had come down to location and clarified about the victim’s historical contacts with poultry and performed an Influenza Like Illness (ILI) surveillance both to the victim’s families and the community in the neighborhood of the victim’s home. “For prevention, the victim’s families are given prophylactic tamiflu dose or prevention dose,” said Suarjaya. Specimen of INP had already been taken and sent to the Research and Development Agency in Jakarta to be examined. Suarjaya further added if the family members or people in the region were found suffering the ILI symptoms with a high temperature up to 38 degrees Celsius, they would be immediately given tamiflu with treatment dose and referred to Sanglah Hospital. (kmb24)

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This Tuesday, April 24, 2012, photo shows a truck entering Baker Commodities transfer station, where a cow with mad cow disease was discovered, in Hanford, California. Major export markets for U.S. beef from Canada to Japan stayed open after the United States reported its first case of mad cow disease in six years amid assurances that rigorous surveillance had safeguarded the food system.

Mad cow case not deter beef importers

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A man uses his mobile phone while walking by a Softbank shop in Tokyo Thursday, April 26, 2012. Japanese mobile carrier Softbank Corp. reported a surge in annual profit because of strong demand for Apple’s iPhone 4S. Softbank reported on Thursday annual profit of 313.8 billion yen ($3.9 billion), up 65 percent from 189.7 billion yen the previous year. Annual sales jumped nearly 7 percent to 3.2 trillion yen ($39.5 billion).

BRUSSELS/CHICAGO - Major export markets for U.S. beef from Canada to Japan stayed open after the United States reported its first case of mad cow disease in six years amid assurances that rigorous surveillance had safeguarded the food system. U.S. live cattle futures were higher on Wednesday, but only recovered about half of what they lost on Tuesday when the market posted its biggest drop in seven months. U.S. authorities quickly told consumers and importers around the world there was no danger that meat from the infected California dairy cow would enter the food chain. The cow tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly called mad cow disease. Mexico, South Korea, Japan, Canada and the European Union said they would continue to import U.S. beef, although two major South Korean retailers halted

sales and Indonesia, a small buyer, suspended shipments. In 2011, Canada, Japan, Mexico and South Korea combined took 65 percent, or 1.82 billion lbs, of U.S. beef exports. “This finding will not affect trade between the U.S. and Canada,” the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said in a statement on Wednesday. “Both countries have implemented science-based measures to protect animal and human health. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said the new case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) reported on Tuesday should have no bearing on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks. Japan already only allows imports of U.S. and Canadian beef from cattle aged 20 months or less. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said the positive response from trade partners was a sign of confidence in the preventative measures taken by the United States and that he was not

concerned about potential a cut off in imports. “I’m sending out a letter to 20 major trading partners today to reassure that the products they’re buying are safe,” Vilsack told Reuters Insider. Benchmark June live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were recovered about half of what they lost on Tuesday when the market fell the 3-cent daily trading limit. Three previous cases of mad cow disease were confirmed in the Unites States between 2003 and 2006. Memories were still sharp of the first case in 2003, which caused a $3 billion drop in U.S. exports. It took until 2011 before those exports fully recovered. There are nearly 91 million cattle and calves in the United States, according to a USDA report released in January, of which about a third are beef cows and 9.2 million are milk cows. Mad Cow generally occurs in animals that are several years old, and beef cattle are generally slaughtered at 18 months.


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Convention attendees blur past an advertisement for the upcoming film “Men in Black III” on the opening day of CinemaCon 2012. AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

Associated Press Writer LAS VEGAS — Will Smith jumps off the Chrysler Building and lands in 1969 to save the world from an alien invasion in the upcoming “Men in Black 3.” The action comedy franchise that saw Smith and Tommy Lee Jones first team up in 1997 returns to movie theaters next month.

Footage from the time-travel bromance was shared Wednesday night with theater owners at the CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas. In the preview, Smith and Jones survive a fight with an oversized fish at a Chinatown restaurant ripe with alien patrons, only for Jones’ character Agent K to suddenly disappear. “You look like you come from the planet Damn,” Smith’s Agent

J tells the fish before attacking it with mustard-filled squirt bottles. They end up trading blows on a street as confused Chinatown residents look on. This is what happens when you flush fish down the toilet, Smith warns them. “I am getting too old for this,” Smith tells Jones at one point. “I can’t even imagine how you feel.” The franchise’s first film saw

‘Men in Black 3’ tackles time travel

Jones’ straight-man veteran introduce Smith to the secretive government agency that fends off alien attacks and keeps immigrants from other planets hidden and in check. In the latest installment, Smith has 24 hours to go back in time and save his partner and the world. Multiple spaceships hover menacingly in the sky. In 1969, Josh Brolin portrays

Wills, Kate attend ‘African Cats’ London premiere

Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Prince William and his wife Kate were guests of honor at the U.K. premiere of Disneynature’s “African Cats” on Wednesday. Filmed in Kenya’s Masai Mara region from August 2008 to October 2010, “African Cats” follows a pride of lions and a family of cheetahs in the savanna. British actor Sir Patrick Stewart narrates the documentary, which is directed by Keith Scholey (“Big Cat Diary”) and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” ‘’Deep Blue”). The event was held at the British Film Institute on London’s Southbank, and served as a charity fundraiser for the conservation group Tusk Trust. Tusk Trust has 40 projects in 17 African countries that aim to protect wildlife, alleviate poverty and encourage education in rural

communities. Prince William has been the charity’s Royal Patron since 2005. “It’s what we call an ‘integrated approach’ to conservation,” said Charlie Mayhew, the charity’s chief executive. “It’s really that integration that has drawn Prince William as our patron. It’s something that he believes passionately in, and tonight’s premiere of ‘African Cats’ just gives us an opportunity to communicate that onto the global stage.” Scholey and Fothergill said keeping track of the stars in “African Cats” was a substantial task. “The most challenging (part) was actually to stay with our cats for a whole two year period,” Scholey said. “These are wild animals, they can go wherever they want, and we had to stay with the same characters, so that was quite hard.” “We’re looking here at a drama, a soapopera, but it’s all real-life,” said cameraman Simon King.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, center, arrive under an umbrella for the UK Premiere of ‘African Cats’, in aid of ‘Tusk Trust’, at the BFI Southbank in central London, Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

the younger Agent K. His coworkers include artist Andy Warhol, who tracks down aliens when he isn’t hosting glamorous parties with hippies and models. Smith continues his snappy lines, warning Warhol that he isn’t above “pimp slapping” him. Smith’s journey through time also has him fending off a Tyrannosaurus rex.

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese speaks after accepting the Real D Innovation in 3D award during the CinemaCon convention, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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Scorsese says all his future movies will be 3-D

Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS — Martin Scorsese has become so enamored with 3-D filmmaking that he expects to use the technology in all his future projects. The Academy Award-winning director of “The Departed” told a crowd of theater owners at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas on Wednesday that he wishes his landmark films “Raging Bull” and “Taxi Driver” had been three-dimensional. Scorsese is so convinced of the power of 3-D, he said he only saw “Hugo,” his first 3-D movie released to critical acclaim last year, once in 2-D. “There is something that 3-D gives to the picture that takes you into another land and you stay there and it’s a good place to be,” he said.

Scorsese spoke at a filmmaking panel alongside director Ang Lee, who won an Oscar in 2006 for the gay cowboy love story “Brokeback Mountain.” Scorsese and Lee are among a growing crop of prominent directors who claim 3-D technology is the future of filmmaking. Scorsese said the added dimension of digital films allows movie fans to feel a stronger connection to the story and actors on screen. He recalled filming “Hugo” and watching as Sacha Baron Cohen, who portrayed a stern train station inspector, leaned forward on set, and the motion that created on a monitor. “He sort of came right off the screen and we sort of felt like we were little kids again,” Scorsese said. Scorsese said he never thought he would have the opportunity to make a 3-D film.

Top Executive Wins Prestigious Award IBP

Mr. Emmanuel Guillard, Senior Vice President Operations and Development for Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam and CEO of Zest Hotels International has been awarded “Leader in Global HotelChain” in the prestigious Indonesia Travel Business Leader Awards 2012. He heads Swiss-Belhotel International’s Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam offices and is also CEO of Zest Hotels International, a budget hotel brand recently introduced by Swiss-Belhotel International.“Mr. Guillard is a highly experienced and knowledgeable hotel industry professional. As one of our most senior executives, he has made a substantial contribution to the growth and development of SwissBelhotel International. Particularly impressive is the contribution he has made to our growth in Indonesia. I congratulate Mr. Guillard on receiving this prestigious award; it is well deserved,” commented Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Mr. Gavin M. Faull. Indonesia Travel Business Leader Awards (ITBLA) are organized by RajaMICE in conjunction with Binus Business School and supported by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. ITBL Awards are considered the country’s prime awards for recognising the outstanding performance of business executives in Indonesia’s tour and travel industry.

Temple Ceremony Calendar Event for April 20 through May 20, 2012 20 Apr Tilem Kedasa - Pura Kahyangan Tiga Batur Bangli - Pura Batur Camenggon-Sukawati - Pura Luhur Bhujangga Camggu Kuta - Pura Kawitan Kayu Selem Tampurhyang Batur-Kintamani 21 Apr Hari Tumpek Kandang - Pura Puseh, Pura Desa Kota Gianyar - Pura Luhur Dalem Sagening Kediri - Tabanan - Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tegal Gede Badung 25 Apr Buda Wage Menail - Pr. Dalem Tarukan Linggih Pajenengan Cemenggaon Sukawati - Mr. Pasek Dangke bambang - Bangli - Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Pejeng Kaja - Gianyar - Pura Puseh Menakaji Desa Peninjoan - Bangli - Merajan Agung Blangsinga - Blahbatuh - Pura Kawitan Gusti Agung Blangsinga Blahbatuh Gianyar - Pura Kawitan Gusti Celuk Sukawati - Baler Pura Sada, Banjar Pemebatan Kapal Mengwi 1 May Anggar Kasih Perangbakat - Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa - Klungkung - Pura Tirta Sudamala Bebalang - Bangli - Pura Paibon Pasek Bendesa Sangsit sawan - Buleleng - Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangi Dawan - Klungkung - Pura Gunung Tengsong Lombok. - Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar - Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar - Pura Dalem Banyuning Timur Buleleng - Pura Dalem Pauman Batan Getas Denpasar - Pura Tengah Padang Tegalalang - Merajan Pasek Gelgel Desa Sande - Pupuan Tabanan - Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Denpasar - Pura Hyangaluh/Jenggala Besakih - Merajan Pasek Lurah Tutuan Gunaksa - Mr. Pasek Gelgel Selulung - Merajan Pasek Subrata Medahan - Merajan Pasek Munggu Munggu - Pura Tengkulak Tulikup - Gianyar - Pura Penataran Badung Desa Ogang Sidemen.

2 May Buda Umanis Perangbakat - Pura Puri Agung Dalem Tarukan Pejeng Tampak Siring - Pura Rambut Siwi Jembrana - Pura Batu Bolong Canggu - Kuta - Pura Pasek Marga Klaci Tabanan - Pura Agung Pasek Dauh Waru Jembrana - Pura Ratu Pasek Sangsit Sawan - Buleleng. - Pura Pasek Tangkas Darma Reyanggede Tabanan - Pura Desa Banyuning Buleleng - Pr. Srijon Tabanan - Mr. Pasek Gelgel Lebah Pangkung - Merajan Pasek Gelgel Patemon - Pura Tirta Anom Padang Sigi Sading - Tampak Siring - Pura Dadi Agung Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Manuaba Tegalalang. - Pura Pedarmaan Batursari Ngilis Jegu Penebel Tabanan. - Pura Puncak Mundi Nusa Penida. 5 May Purnama Jiyestha - Pura Segara Lombok - Pura Dwijawarsa Malang - Pura Puncaktingguh Angsri Baturiti Tabanan - Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Desa Jatiluwih Penebel Tabanan - Pura Kawitan Batur Tonja Denpasar - Pura Masopahit Grenceng Denpasar - Pura Penyungsungan Pasek Tohjiwa Wanagiri Selemadeg. - Pura Pamerajan Penataran Agung Sidemen Karangasem - Pura Eka Dharma Sweta Indah-Mataram, NTB. 16 May Buda Keliwon Ugu - Pura Dalem Tarukan Desa Peninjoan Tembuku - Bangli. - Pura Pasek Gelgel Boading Kaba-kaba Tabanan - Pura Pemayun Banyuning Tengah Buleleng - Pura Desa Kayangan Tiga Desa Bubunan Seririt - Buleleng - Pura Agung Gunung Raung Banjar Taro Kaja Taro Tegalalang - Merajan Pasek Dangka Bungbungan 20 May Tilem Jiyestha. - Pura Bhujangga Waisnawa Gumrih Jembrana.

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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Japan’s ‘Shadow Shogun’ not guilty of money scandal Agence France Presse

One of the most powerful men in Japanese politics was found not guilty of a major funding scandal, paving the way for a possible showdown with the ruling party leadership. Ichiro Ozawa, 69, once dubbed the “Shadow Shogun”, was on Thursday cleared by the Tokyo District Court of allegations he conspired with aides to hide 400 million yen ($4.9 million) he lent to his political funding body in 2004 for a land deal. His aides had said the mistake was purely technical and their boss -- a former Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) leader who engineered the party’s 2009 election victory -- had not been aware of it. Prosecutors, who came unstuck over the use of illegal evidence, said it was “unthinkable” Ozawa had not been in the loop. Major TV networks cleared their schedules to report the verdict, with a huge media presence at the court for a case that has gripped Japan’s political classes for years. A spokesman for the court said 1,843 people queued up for the 46

seats available to the public. Ozawa is the head of the largest grouping in the DPJ, and often seen as the power behind the premiership. In the highly factionalised world of Japanese politics, very little gets done without his say-so, tacit or otherwise. While a conviction and the ensuing incarceration would almost certainly have sunk him, Thursday’s verdict clears the way for Ozawa to confront Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda over controversial plans to double sales tax by 2015. Years of unsuccessful pumppriming aimed at kickstarting Japan’s moribund economy have left it with debts equivalent to twice its GDP. Mainstream media, academics and international organisations say the hike is the most sensible solution to the fiscal shortfall. But Ozawa, whose ability to take the public pulse is begrudgingly admired, has set his faction -- which makes up around a third of the DPJ -- firmly against the move. However, Kenji Yamaoka, a DPJ lawmaker close to Ozawa, ruled out any immediate head-on clash with the party leadership.

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Supporters of former Democratic Party of Japan leader Ichiro Ozawa, seen here gathering at an entrance to the Tokyo District Court, on April 26.

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South Korea is seeking to extend United Nations sanctions to 19 more North Korean institutions following the country’s widely condemned rocket launch this month, according to a report. Seoul has submitted the list of institutions including Aprok Development Bank and Haesung Trading, suspected of involvement in arms trading and other illegal activities, Dong-A Ilbo newspaper said. It cited an unidentified senior UN official. Five or six countries including South Korea, Japan, the United

States and the European Union have submitted their own lists, said the source quoted by Dong-A. Washington is seeking to freeze bank accounts and other assets of 17 additional North Korean institutions beyond those already under UN sanctions, it said. South Korea’s foreign ministry spokesman was not immediately available for comment. North Korea on April 13 launched what it called a satellite-carrying rocket to mark the centenary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il-Sung. The United States and its allies,

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The current condition of Antartic ice.

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Dalai Lama says ‘Middle Way’ still best for Tibet Agence France Presse

The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, said Wednesday he would not alter his non-violent quest for greater Tibetan autonomy, even after Beijing blamed him for inciting a wave of unrest. “Recently things become very, very difficult but our stand -- no change,” the Dalai Lama told the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. “Independence, complete independence is unrealistic -- out of (the) question,” the Dalai Lama said, saying his non-violent “Middle Way” of seeking change from Beijing still has the support of 90 percent of Tibetans. “So we can continue,” he said in a press conference at the conclusion of the summit. Tibet’s leadership-in-exile in India remains committed to “meaningful

talk” with the Chinese government in order to establish “meaningful autonomy” for the Tibetan minority, he said. The latest self-immolations by a pair of young Tibetan men occurred last week in the prefecture of Aba in a rugged area of Sichuan province, overseas Tibetan rights groups said. China has imposed tight security to contain simmering discontent in Tibetan regions since 2008, when deadly rioting against Chinese rule broke out in Tibet’s capital Lhasa and spread to neighboring Tibetaninhabited regions. Many Tibetans in China complain of religious repression and a gradual erosion of their culture blamed on a growing influx of majority Han Chinese to their homeland.

Study: Antarctic ice melting from warm water below Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Antarctica’s massive ice shelves are shrinking because they are being eaten away from below by warm water, a new study finds. That suggests that future sea levels could rise faster than many scientists have been predicting. The western chunk of Antarctica is losing 23 feet of its floating ice sheet each year. Until now, scientists weren’t exactly sure how it was happening and whether or how man-made global warming might be a factor. The answer, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, is that climate change plays an indirect role — but one that has larger repercussions than if Antarctic ice were merely melting from warmer air. Hamish Pritchard, a glaciologist

at the British Antarctic Survey, said research using an ice-gazing NASA satellite showed that warmer air alone couldn’t explain what was happening to Antarctica. A more detailed examination found a chain of events that explained the shrinking ice shelves. Twenty ice shelves showed signs that they were melting from warm water below. Changes in wind currents pushed that relatively warmer water closer to and beneath the floating ice shelves. The wind change is likely caused by a combination of

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however, said it was a disguised long-range ballistic missile test banned under UN resolutions. The launch sparked condemnation from the UN Security Council. It ordered new “entities and items” to be added to the sanctions committee list created after North Korea’s nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009. This file photo shows North Korean officials and foreign journalists leaving the launch pad after a visit to see the rocket Unha-3 in Tangachai-ri space center on April 8.

factors, including natural weather variation, the ozone hole and manmade greenhouse gases, Pritchard said in a phone interview. As the floating ice shelves melt and thin, that in turn triggers snow and ice on land glaciers to slide down to the floating shelves and eventually into the sea, causing sea level rise, Pritchard said. Thicker floating ice shelves usually keep much of the land snow and ice from shedding to sea, but that’s not happening now. That whole process causes larger and faster sea level rise than simply warmer air melting snow on landlocked glaciers, Pritchard said. “It means the ice sheets are highly sensitive to relatively subtle changes in climate through the effects of the wind,” he said.

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DAYTON, Ohio — Experts are trying to figure out what a fossil dubbed “Godzillus” used to be. The 150-pound fossil recovered last year in northern Kentucky is more than 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. To the untrained eye, it looks like a bunch of rocks or a concrete blob. Experts are trying to determine whether it was an animal, mineral or a form of plant life from a time when the Cincinnati region was underwater. Scientists at a Geological Society of America meeting viewed it Tuesday at the Dayton Convention Center in Ohio. “We are looking for people who might have an idea of what it is,” said Ben Dattilo, an assistant professor of geology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Scientists say the fossil is 450 million years old. University of Cincinnati geologist Carl Brett said it’s the largest fossil ever extracted from that era in the Cincinnati region. “This is the ultimate cold case,” said Ron Fine, the Dayton, Ohio, amateur paleontologist who

spotted the fossil on a hillside last year and gave it its name. “Like Godzilla, it’s a primordial beast that found its way to the modern era,” Fine said. Now 43, he’s been collecting fossils since age 4, and said he saw part of this one on a hillside off Kentucky 17 nearly a year ago. “Most fossils around here are small, the size of your thumbnail or your thumb,” he said. “This thing’s huge.” He said it could be an early form of seaweed or kelp. “This one has us stumped,” said David Meyer, another UC geology professor. Fine shared his find last September at a meeting of the Dry Dredgers, a group of amateur geologists. Meyer, who wrote a book called “A Sea Without Fish” about the era, said the fossil has intricate patterns that remind him of “goose flesh. Some of its surface also looks like scales. But this thing is not boney. It is not a fish.” He guesses it could have been something like a sponge. “Cincinnati was covered by a sea, 100 to 200 feet deep,” Meyer said. “Primitive shellfish lived in it. But no fish.”

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In this April 20, 2012, photo, amateur paleontologist Ron Fine, of Dayton, Ohio, discusses the fossil he discovered with Carl Brett, center, and David Meyer, professors of Geology at the University of Cincinnati, at Caster Library on the campus in Cincinnati.

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The Dalai Lama answers questions during a press conference following his participation in a panel discussion at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Illinois.

A total of 34 Tibetans, many of them Buddhist monks and nuns, are reported to have attempted to kill themselves by setting themselves on fire in China’s Tibetan-inhabited areas since the start of 2011 in protest at Chinese rule. Many of the protesters -- who criticize Beijing for what they see as repression of their culture -- have reportedly died from severe burns. Beijing has repeatedly accused the Dalai Lama of inciting the selfimmolations in a bid to split the vast Himalayan region from the rest of the nation, a charge he denies.

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A worker picks blueberries at a farm in Germany. Women who eat plenty of blueberries and strawberries experience slower mental decline with age than women who consume fewer of the flavonoid-rich fruits, a US study said Thursday.

Women who eat plenty of blueberries and strawberries experience slower mental decline with age than women who consume fewer of the flavonoid-rich fruits, a US study said Thursday. Based on a survey of more than 16,000 women who filled out regular questionnaires on their health habits from 1976 through 2001, the findings showed that those who ate the most berries delayed cognitive decline by up to 2.5 years. Every two years from 1995 to 2001, researchers measured mental function in subjects over age 70, according to the study published in the Annals of Neurology. “We provide the first epi-

demiologic evidence that berries may slow progression of cognitive decline in elderly women,” said Elizabeth Devore, a doctor with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. “Our findings have significant public health implications as increasing berry intake is a fairly simple dietary modification to test cognition protection in older adults.” Devore added that the findings are of particular importance to the aging population, which is on the rise. The number of Americans aged 65 and older grew 15 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to the US Census. Robert Graham, an internist at New York’s Lenox Hill

Hospital who was not involved with the study, said eating more berries is good idea for people of any age. “Large epidemiological studies, such as this one, add to the basic science research that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of berries have a beneficial role in agerelated cognitive decline,” said Graham. “I would advise all my patients, at any age, to eat more berries. Berries are an easy, nutritious and delicious way to preserve brain function.” Flavonoids are antioxidants that are found in berries, apples, citrus fruits, tea, red wine and onions, and previous research has shown they may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.


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Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer stopped spot-kicks from Cristiano Ronaldo, who had given Real an early 2-0 lead in the semi-final second leg, and Kaka in the shootout before Bastian Schweinsteiger struck the decisive penalty to send the Germans through to the title match to be played at their own Allianz Arena on May 19. Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes, who won the Champions League with Real in 1998, revelled in the German club’s unexpected but deserved triumph at his former stomping ground in the Spanish capital, while Mourinho was left to ponder his side’s second consecutive elimination at the last-four stage. Real’s latest setback in Europe’s elite club competition is a huge blow for the combative Portuguese and club president Florentino Perez, who has spent hundreds of millions of euros chasing the elusive ‘decima’, or 10th continental title. It also left Spain in a state of shock after Chelsea survived the dismissal of captain John Terry and fought back from two goals down to send holders Barcelona crashing out 3-2 on aggregate in their semi-final second leg on Tuesday. “We lost, we are sad and they are happy but that’s football,” Mourinho told Spanish television. “Football is like that and whoever does not understand that can’t be part of it.” FATAL ERROR

After a disastrous start, Bayern showed considerable nerve to get back into the match following Ronaldo’s double inside the first 14 minutes and Arjen Robben levelled to make the score 2-1 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate. Ironically, Ronaldo’s opener in the sixth minute was a confidently taken penalty, his 25th successive success from the spot. A pulsating first half with chances for both sides fell away after the break as with extra time and possibly penalties looming the two European heavyweights curbed their attacking instincts for fear of committing a fatal error. A well-drilled Bayern were more than a match for Real, both sides striking nine shots on target, and played some patient and controlled football that frustrated the home fans. “It was a magnificent game and great penalty shootout,” a beaming Heynckes told reporters. “We didn’t want the first 15 minutes, to concede one and then two goals especially here because everyone knows what it is like, but after that I think we dominated. Over the 120 minutes I think we deserved it.” With the clock ticking towards midnight local time and the Real faithful urging on their team, the two sides lined up for the shootout before Neuer stunned the stadium and the hundreds of millions watching around the world by leaping low to his right to deny former World Players of the Year Ronaldo

and Kaka. Iker Casillas kept Real’s hopes alive by saving efforts from Toni Kroos and Philipp Lahm but Sergio Ramos skied his penalty over the bar and Schweinsteiger rifled the Bavarians through before tearing off his shirt and racing to the corner, where he was swallowed up in a throng of his ecstatic team mates.

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“I have not witnessed something like that in 40 years of professional football,” said Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “This tops everything we experienced in the 70s and 80s. I am very happy and very proud. That was top quality football.” The home side had quickly cancelled out Bayern’s 2-1 first-leg victory when Ronaldo netted his penalty after a handball in the area and the Portuguese produced a smart finish from the edge of the box to put Real in the driving seat. However, Bayern pulled a goal back when Robben also netted from the spot after Mario Gomez had been bundled over by Pepe, although Casillas came desperately close to tipping the Dutchman’s effort away. Extra time was draining on Real, who had all but wrapped up La Liga with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Barca on Saturday, and that tiredness proved costly at the end. “I will lift my players appealing to their pride, I have nothing to reproach them for, they have given their all,” Mourinho said. Asked if he planned to stay on next season, the former Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan manager added: “If the club and the players think I and they can keep bringing something to this. I will continue.” Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez reacts during the penalty shootout during their Champions League semi-final second leg soccer match against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

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MADRID - Jose Mourinho blamed fatigue from their ‘Clasico’ win and sheer bad luck for Real Madrid’s failure to reach the Champions League final on Wednesday. The nine-times European champions had been convinced they were going to reach the final, buoyed by their 2-1 La Liga win at Barcelona on Saturday, and by their archrivals’ shock defeat to Chelsea on Tuesday. With the league title all but in the bag, seven points clear with four left to play, Mourinho in only his second season at the helm looked like he had it within his grasp to also steal Barca’s European crown too. “There was no luck,” Mourinho said with a resigned smile. “It’s difficult to reach two semis in two years and not make the final. We deserved to win. “I remember a (Champions League) semi-final against Liverpool which was exactly the same where we had to play a game to compete in another championship before, and they didn’t have that pressure, and we lost. “It was the same here. We played with everyone on the weekend and our opponents didn’t.

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MADRID - Bayern Munich summoned up all their famous resilience to oust Real Madrid in a nerve-jangling Champions League penalty shootout on Wednesday, denying Jose Mourinho’s expensively-assembled side a tilt at a 10th European crown and setting up a final showdown against Chelsea next month.

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The Farmers are working on their farmland in Kintamani, Bangli Regency.Many farmers complain as their products are redundant as not maximally absorbed by the market

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A number of rural transport drivers in Jembrana have been confused lately. They are increasingly marginalized by private vehicles appearing in numbers. Meanwhile, the transportation service being popular during the decade of 1980-1990 has been rarely needed. Some drivers of rural blue transportation service of Negara-Pekutatan road section admitted if their income kept on declining. Even, sometimes they had to go home without any income because they got no passengers. One of the drivers, Nyoman Mawa, 50, said the number of rural transport driver gradually diminished. He pointed out the blue minivan coalesced into the organization of blue minivan drivers (OSMIBI) previously amounted to 45 units. Now, only 20 units still survived. With such small amount, their income was very far from expectation because passengers denoting their source of income had decreased drastically. According to him, the shortage of passenger had been taking place within the past a year. Even, several minivan owners were forced to discontinue the operation of their minivan because they always suffered a loss. “We get no deposit, if this condition continues we do not know what will happen to us later,” he sighed. For a day, this driver might not bring home any money because he could not get passenger. But sometimes he could only obtained IDR 50,000-70,000 per day. According to him, he had deeply involved in the profession for 20 years and could enjoy when the public transport still became a favorite mode of rural transportation. Nyoman admitted to have no other profession than being a driver. Similar apprehensiveness was expressed by Ketut Wirsana, 46. This rural minivan driver from Wali hamlet, Yehembang village, confessed to always get under IDR 100,000 per day. It was obtained from passengers of school students usually charged at cheaper rate. He worried if such condition continued to occur it was not impossible if one day the rural minivan service would no longer be needed. (kmb26)

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Promoting the agricultural sector from the downturn should be coupled with clear regulations. Many farmers complain as their products are redundant as not maximally absorbed by the market. Conversely, the perpetrators of industry complain about the supply of the agricultural products that do not meet the standard quality and continuity. This polemic comes to pass due to the absence of clear rules of government. “So far there are no clear rules where farmers must sell their harvest crops and who must purchase, so that farmers consequently get frustrated. If the government can organize well such classic problem will not happen,” said the expert of agriculture, Dr. I Gusti Bagus Udayana, in Denpasar, Wednesday (Apr 25). According to him, the government played an important role as a bridge connecting them to relevant agencies in the matter of production process ranging from raw materials, processing, marketing up to financing set forth into a rule. “Government should set up the percentage of local agricultural product that should be absorbed by employers of hotels, restaurants and shopping centers. These aspects have to be set forth in a rule and are not enough to be expressed as an appeal. By doing so, farmers

will have a high bargaining power unlike the current farmers whose bargaining power is always low,” he said. Meanwhile, the role of universities, said Udayana, was to think of appropriate technologies to address the classic problem of continuity, quality and quantity faced by the agricultural sector in Bali. As a result, it could establish a synergy between the government and universities. “Relevant regional working units (SKPD) should also complement one another in dealing with the agricultural issues. For example, when the food agricultural agency had provided its best tips with particular productions or technologies, the Industry and Trade Agency should look for a breakthrough to market them,” he explained. Bagus Udayana also suggested the government to create agro ter-

minal in each regency and province to accommodate the agricultural products. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesia Farmers Association (HKTI) of Bali, Prof. Nyoman Suparta, said that in years to come the government should build and strengthen the agricultural marketing system. The Government, mainly the Agricultural Agency, should collaborate with the Industry and Trade Agency and stakeholders as well as possible to build a marketing system with a guarantee of certainty. “Government should also encourage the strengthening of agroprocessing in order the agricultural products can be immediately and definitely channeled to the industrial market. In addition to doing promotion, fanaticism on the use local agricultural products should be built,” he said. (kmb27)

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traffic, security and patrol as well as community police. Personnel assigned to each post were adjusted to regional characteristics. “There are eight to ten personnel assigned in each post. It has been set up in accordance with the point of vulnerability. This post was established last month,” he explained. Establishment of the posts was also functioned to minimize the crime rate. In addition, it was intended to speed up the handling of the existing cases. Having run for a month, the result felt was very good. Communities could easily and quickly contact the police if they had a criminal offense. “We also strongly feel the benefit since the establishment of the posts. Prior to the post establishment, every day we received about 5-10 reports. But now, we only receive two or three. Thus, the crime rate dropped dramatically to 80 percent,” said former Chief Unit I of Criminal Detective of the Denpasar Metro Police. (kmb21)

BERLIN - World number two Maria Sharapova eased into the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart indoor tournament after France’s Alize Cornet retired with an injury at the start of the second set. Sharapova, hoping to complete her set of Grand Slams with victory at the French Open, had added the Stuttgart clay court event to her calendar to prepare for next month’s tournament at Roland Garros. Cornet, however, gave her a short start on the indoor clay courts retiring with a shoulder injury while trailing 6-3 1-0. “It was (qualifier) Alize’s fifth match in five days. Tennis is very tough on the body,” said Sharapova, who wants to get clay court practice ahead of Paris. “Practising helps but matches are always a bit different. You have to get used to the different match situations and opponents with different styles,” she told reporters. Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the second round by the same score after fellow Serbian Jelena Jankovic also retired

injured. Germany’s Mona Barthel sent Ana Ivanovic packing 7-5 7-6 to confirm her fine form this year and set up a second round clash with seventh seed Marion Bartoli. “This was something special because Ana used to be a bit of a role model for me,” Barthel told reporters. “I was still in school when she won the French Open and I watched it on TV. That was at the time a long way for me.” Wild card entrant Barthel, who won her maiden WTA tournament in Hobart earlier this year, saved two set points against the former world number one in the first set and fired

out. So, it is not only brought about when the case emerges. By and large, we do spraying for two-three times every week,” he said. According to Bayu Bramasta, until now Denpasar was still considered safe and there was no indication of the entry of bird flu into Denpasar. His party hoped the community to be more sensitive to the disease. “If there are symptoms of sick chicken, please report it immediately to us. Do not wait until the chicken dies and then make a report,” he appealed. In addition, a clean lifestyle should also be applied especially among the breeders. (kmb13)

a total of 11 aces as she breezed past Serbian Ivanovic. Hungary’s Greta Arn initially troubled Agnieszka Radwanska with her powerful backhand with each player grabbing an early break before the Polish world number four broke her again with a fine crosscourt smash to move 4-2 up and hold serve to clinch the first set 6-3. Arn rescued a break point to hold serve with yet another sublime backhand and lead 3-2 but Radwanska got the necessary break a little later to win 6-3 6-4 and became the first quarter-finalist when the Hungarian sank a forehand return into the net.

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Cases of bird flu emerged back in Bali. Even, it had claimed the life of a child from Kintamani, Bangli. To counteract the spread of the deadly disease caused by H5N1 from coming into Denpasar, the Denpasar Livestock, Fisheries and Maritime Agency (Disnakanlut) increased its vigilance and surveillance. As planned, the agency would do poultry spraying on Thursday (Apr 26) centered in the border areas. The Head of Denpasar Livestock, Fisheries and Maritime Agency, A.A. Gede Bayu Bramasta, told the matter to Bali Post on Wednesday (Apr 25). area as the border of Denpasar. On Thursday, the spraying was conducted in the area of eastern border, namely Jalan Bypass IB Mantra. He said the animal traffic controls, one of them, was conducted by examining vehicles transporting the livestock. “We make surveillance at the center of our regular surveillance points and some officers are alerted in the posts,” he said. Bayu Bramasta asserted that his agency had regularly carried out the monitoring of poultry coming into Denpasar, including the spraying at poultry markets or poultry slaughter house. “This has been routinely carried

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According to Bayu Bramasta, his party had increased vigilance at a number of monitoring points becoming the entrance to Bali. At this location, the traffic of poultry distribution was closely watched, including cattle conveyed by closed vehicles. The measure was taken to anticipate the entry of H5N1 virus as the trigger of avian influenza. “The level of supervision is tightened, including in the centers of our monitoring point at borders and entrance to Denpasar,” he said. He added there were three centers of monitoring point, namely the Ubung Terminal, Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai Denpasar and Penatih

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Denpasar (Bali Post)— In order to reduce the criminal rate within the South Denpasar Police jurisdiction, Chief of South Denpasar Police, Leo Martin Pasaribu, has a new breakthrough. He set up post at a number of crime prone points. It is named ‘strong point post’ or points of strength. At least, there are nine strong point posts established around the region of South Denpasar. In addition, there is a monitoring post set up at the roundabout. This post functions to monitor the situation in the South Denpasar region. Its working system is implemented by assigning personnel to perform patrol on a motorbike. “We have established totally 10 units of post. Nine posts are strong points, including three of them intended for tourism police and another for monitoring post,” said Chief Leo on Wednesday (Apr 25). Every post, he said, was guarded by some personnel consisting of the criminal unit, security intelligence,

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Chicago - Eastern Conference top seeds Chicago inched closer to securing home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs with a 92-87 win over Indiana on Wednesday. A win over Cleveland in their regular-season finale on Thursday, or one more loss from San Antonio, would give the Bulls top spot overall. Kyle Korver scored a team-high 20 points off the bench and Derrick Rose had 10 and seven assists in just 27 minutes. Reigning league MVP Rose has missed 26 games this season but coach Tom Thibodeau said his All-Star guard is improving. ““He said this morning he’s feeling a lot better, and that’s after two days of practice too,” Thibodeau told reporters. ““That’s a good sign.” Orlando beat Charlotte 102-95 to clinch the sixth seed in the East but their playoff chances look bleak with Dwight Howard out injured. New York, fighting with Philadelphia for seventh spot, beat the Los Angeles Clippers 99-93 while the 76ers beat Milwaukee 9085. The Knicks currently hold seventh spot and have the tiebreaker over the 76ers. In the Western Conference, Denver beat Oklahoma City 106-101 and are one win away from securing the sixth seed. Oklahoma’s Kevin Durant scored 32 points and has a narrow lead in the NBA scoring race over Kobe Bryant, who now needs 38 points in his last game to take the title.

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Monterrey won the CONCACAF Champions League crown, falling 2-1 at Santos in the second leg of the final but emerging with a 3-2 aggregate victory in the regional club championship. Neri Cardozo’s goal in the 82nd minute, from a pass from second-half substitute Walter Ayovi, was enough to give Monterrey the aggregate victory after the second-leg contest in Torreon in northern Mexico. Monterrey had triumphed 2-0 at home in the first leg last week to gain control of the tie for the North and Central America and Caribbean club crown. Monterrey became the first club to win successive CONCACAF confederation titles since Pachuca in 2007 and 2008 and secured their berth in FIFA’s Club World Cup. They had to make do without Chilean striker Humberto Suazo, who scored both first-leg goals but was suspended due to an accumulation of yellow cards. Argentinian Daniel Luduena, in first-half injury time, and Oribe Peralta in the 51st minute had given Santos a 2-0 lead. Monterrey beat Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake 3-2 on aggregate in last year’s final.


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Boullier says Grosjean has the potential to be F1 champion Lotus team principal Eric Boullier believes that Romain Grosjean’s performance in the Bahrain Grand Prix has proved that he has the potential to be world champion in the future. The Franco-Swiss driver claimed his first podium finish in F1, but Boullier was particularly impressed with his pace relative to team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. “More than the podium finish, what was impressive is the fact that he finished so close to Kimi and just 10 seconds behind Sebastian

Vettel,” said Boullier when asked by AUTOSPORT about Grosjean’s performance. “I was not expecting to have both drivers to finish so close together. “That means that he is now capable and ready to compete at the highest level. He has the speed and the talent to be world champion one day.” Boullier believes that the team’s strong driver line-up will be key to its success this season. Despite being impressed with Raikkonen’s performances on F1 comeback and hailing his results so far, Boullier expects the Finn to

improve further as the season progresses. “There is more to come,” said Boullier. “He has shown many times that he has the pace. When he needed to recover, from a bad qualifying in the race, he has been able to do it. “It took him very little time to recover after a two year’s absence and he showed this weekend that he is there.”

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While early headlines have been stolen by the young hopefuls being given a chance to join the F1 fray at next week’s Mugello group test, struggling Ferrari has confirmed that it will stick with its regular race pairing for the three days. Despite having Jules Bianchi as its official test and reserve driver, and having drafted in former F1 star Mika Salo for his views, the Scuderia has announced that it will field both Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in what amounts to a ‘home’ run for the team. The Prancing Horse is not alone in calling on its regular pilots for the test – Caterham and Lotus have already confirmed that Vitaly Petrov and Heikki Kovalainen, and Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean respectively will play some part in the three-day session, although both teams will also take the opportunity to field other drivers, namely Rodolfo Gonzalez and Jerome d’Ambrosio. McLaren originally planned to use regular test pilots Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey, but the team’s poor showing in Bahrain has led to suggestions that Lewis Hamilton may also attend.

Alonso will conduct the bulk of Ferrari’s programme, with team-mate Massa only running for the middle day of three at what will be the first inseason group test for several years. It is the fourth test of the season, deliberately scheduled for a non-F1 race track after the teams previously used Jerez and Barcelona in the run-up to the first round in Melbourne. Like Maranello, Ferrari owns Mugello, but has been prevented from testing there in recent years by ever more restrictive controls on extra-curricular running. May’s test will be the first time since 2007 that more than one team has tested at the same time at the facility, following Toro Rosso’s participation in a two-team test alongside the Scuderia. No British team has tested at the Tuscan venue – better known as a MotoGP favourite - since April 2005, when BAR joined Ferrari and

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STR predecessor Minardi. Ferrari’s decision to employ both Alonso and Massa is no doubt driven by its desire to get back on terms with the likes of McLaren, Mercedes and Red Bull, who currently lead the way performance-wise. Each has won a race in 2012 and, while Ferrari claimed the Malaysian GP in tricky conditions, the Maranello concern would be the first to admit that there are serious flaws with its current car. A new package of developments is due for the first European race of the year, at Barcelona the week after Mugello, and needs to work for the Scuderia to have any hope of contending for titles. Massa, too, could use the seat time after a series of disappointing performances that have yielded just two points this season. Although he has shown more potential of late, his place in the team has been called into question on more than one occasion, but it would appear that rumours of possible replacement Sergio Perez getting a run with the team at Mugello are wide of the mark.

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A Balinese government official looks at a chicken after administering an injection to cull it as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of bird flu, at a market in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, April 26, 2012. An eight-year-old boy died from bird flu in a Bali hospital on Tuesday night.

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Bird flu victim from Bangli Laboratory test shows positive Denpasar (Bali Post)—

After claiming fatalities in early 2012, bird flu claimed another victim. This time the victim is from Dukuh hamlet, Abang Batuh village, Kintamani, Bangli. The victim identified as INP was a young girl of eight years old. She was taken to Sanglah Hospital at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday (Apr 24) and immediately treated in the Nusa Indah room. Secretary of the Bird Flu Management Team of Sanglah Hospital, Ken Wirasandhi, when met on Wednesday (Apr 25) explained if the patient was a referral from

Bangli Hospital coming with clinical symptoms of bird flu. “Bangli Hospital had made a simple examination and the result indicated if the patient’s disease

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Denpasar – The trial of the lawsuit of Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika to Bali Post continued on Thursday, April 26. According to the agenda, it was the Bali Post turn to hand in the evidences. Through its lawyer, Suryatin Suryana, accompanied by Nyoman “Punglik” Sudhiantara and Sujoko handed in several news clipping from various newspapers including Bali Post. In addition to those evidences, Suryatin also gave the video of the

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was positively caused by a virus. Although based on the retrieval of poultry contact she had a small possibility of suffering bird flu, the Bangli Hospital referred her to Sanglah Hospital,” explained Ken. He continued that condition of INP on arrival at Sanglah Hospital was shocked or her consciousness dropped. History of her contact with dead poultry, according to the family, took place two months before the INP was sick. As the

contact happened long time ago, INP was unlikely to get bird flu through contact with the poultry. “Symptoms usually occur one week after the contact or in children maximally 12 days after, but for this case it reached two months. So, she was unlikely to be affected by bird flu from contact with poultry. Presumably, the patient had contact with poultry in other places, but was not known by the family,” explained Ken. Continued on page 6

Gubernur Bali vs Bali Post

Bali Post hand over evidences about customary village disolution meeting held in Bali House of Representative and other evidences regarding the statement of the governor. The Judge led by Amzer Simanjuntak asked the defendant played the video. It turned out that there was actually a statement by the governor about the dissolution of Bali Customary Village. Continued on page 6

Attorneys of Bali Post showing the evidence during the Governor Bali vs Bali Post trial that held Thursday, April 26, 2012.

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