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Ronaldo becomes Bali mangrove envoy IBP/Denpost photo

ador along with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono plant Football player Christiano Ronaldo (blue shirt) and Mangrove Care Forum ambassador mangroves during a ceremony to raise awareness about the mangrove sponsored by Artha Graha Peduli Foundation and Forest Ministry in Benoa on the island of Bali on June 26, 2013. Antara

TANJUNG BENOA - Christiano Ronaldo best known as CR7, becomes Bali mangrove envoy, because he feel concern over mangrove forest. The famous football player has been named a Bali mangrove envoy by the Bali Mangrove Forum set up by Indonesian tycoon Tomy Winata. According to Indonesian Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan Portuguese soccer star CR7 is “in love” with mangrove trees. Ronaldo was inspired by the story of a sevenyear-old boy named Martunis who survived the deadly tsunami in Aceh because he had been stuck in mangrove trees, the minister said during the launch of “save mangrove”

campaign led by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and attended by Ronaldo, Wednesday. Martunis was wearing a red-andgreen Portuguese team jersey with Ronalo’s name on it when he was found in a beach after he had floated at sea for 19 days. “And since then, Ronaldo has been quite close to Martunis and

mangroves,” the minister said. Ronaldo visited Martunis in Aceh in 2008 and give him scholarships for education. Minister Hasan on the occasion presented a certificate naming Ronaldo as an envoy for the preservation of mangroves. “Thank you President Yudhoyono. I am pleased to come to Indonesia. Hopefully our event in Bali could spread our mangrove preservation message,” Ronaldo said. Preservation of mangroves President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called for the preservation of 3.7 million hectares of mangrove forest which is crucial to

prevent abrasion. Indonesia must safeguard its around 130 million hectares of forest area and 3.7 million hectares of mangrove forest, the head of state said when launching a mangrove save campaign here on Wednesday, Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono on the occasion planted mangrove trees at Telaga Waja area, Benoa, Bali. “We should give an example and become a role model. I encourage all to plant mangrove trees,” he said in the event initiated by the Bali Mangrove Forum. Indonesia notably has approximately 3.7 million hectares of

mangrove forest which is ranked the largest in Asia and even in the world. According to a number of researches, the mangrove forest is able to capture carbon footprint up to five times more than the land forest. Even though the Indonesian mangrove forest is only approximately two percent of the entire country’s forest, it certainly can store up to 10 percent of the carbon footprint. Therefore, the existence of the mangrove forest extremely supports the 26 percent reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions and 41 percent emission reduction with the international collaboration in 2020.


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Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The suspects of fuel abuse arrested by the police.

Having previously imposed a misdemeanor sanction (Tipiring) on 30 litter offenders, the Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP) prosecuted the other litter offenders. Aside from litter offenders, the agency also prosecuted some traders having violated the place to sell on sidewalk.

Again, fuel abuse revealed by police

The single judge I Dewa Made Puspa Adnyana, in the misdemeanor hearing on Tuesday (Jun 25) imposed the fine ranged from IDR 200,000 to IDR 250,000 with subsidiary confinement of four months. Seventeen people were charged with misdemeanor due to infringing bylaw on sanitation namely litter (9 people) and the place of selling on sidewalk (8 people). Secretary of the Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, Dewa Sayoga, accompanied by the Division Head of Operations Ketut Adiwiguna amidst the justice court at Tatasan Kaja hamlet, Tonja village, said the court was meant to provide a deterrent effect against the perpetrators and learning for other people so as not to commit

similar acts. The judge considered they had violated the article 27 paragraph 2 and 3 of Regional Bylaw No.3/2000 on Sanitation and Public Order in Denpasar. Sayoga added the misdemeanor charges against the violators was a form of development as well as provision of deterrent effect. Such an effort would continue to be conducted regardless of time or location. To that end, Sayoga urged the public no longer to litter and always dispose was on time according to the applicable schedule. Similarly, for people wishing to trade, they should not make use of sidewalk as a place to do business so as not disturb the public order. He hoped when people found

difficulty in disposing their waste, they should establish self-management groups. The presence of such self-management group indicated if the public had showed high awareness of sanitation. “In this regard, the government cannot handle it alone in dealing with the sanitation in the city of Denpasar. The role of community in keeping the environment clean wherever they are is very necessary,” said Sayoga. One of the offenders judged, Taufik, after the hearing admitted to have been caught while disposing waste at improper time. “Actually the household waste has been transported by self-management, but I accidentally disposed at improper time so that I was caught by the officers,” he said. (kmb12)

Batu Mejan Temple A Sanctum to Invoke Forgiveness Batu Mejan Temple A Sanctum to Invoke ForgivenessTanah Lot tourist attraction is no longer bizarre to foreign and domestic tourists. Other than offering a magnificent sunset, the existing temples also exude a strong spiritual aura, that’s why more and more tourists coming to see them. So do not be surprised, if the tourist attraction located at Beraban village, Kediri - Tabanan or about 13 km from Tabanan town and about 20 km north of Denpasar is always flooded with tourists. There are 5 temples spreading across the tourist attraction becoming a perfect blend of nature and culture. Almost all the temples have their own uniqueness. Batu Mejan, for instance, is a temple situated about 100 meters west of Batu Bolong Temple. Hindu community in Bali knows the Batu Mejan Temple as Beji Temple. Beji is a sacred place to get holy spring for Hindu

ceremony. Interestingly, local villagers have confidence that Batu Mejan Temple is sanctum to invoke forgiveness of God through holy water. Started by delivering an oblation, the procession is resumed with invoking holy water to get rid of evil natures. “We strongly believe the deity venerated in Batu Mejan Temple has bestowed us, the family and all the people of Bali with a safety,” said Wayan Sudarpa, a resident of Tabanan who was conducting a purificatory rite. A miracle will appear in the temple area where along the coast in the south of Batu Mejan Temple can be found some springs. It is clearly seen during low tide. If lucky, at the verge of beach can be found nine springs coming out from the bottom of the sea, and the water is fresh. Hindu community believes if the springs are holy water used to

purify all the impurities. Piodalan or temple anniversary in Batu Mejan coincides with the one of Pakendungan and Patok Temple falling on Saturday Kliwon Kuningan. At that time, the atmosphere is ascertained to be crowded as Hindu devotees from outside Bali will also come to pay homage. Other than for saying prayers, Balinese people and those from outside of Bali also come to relax and enjoy the beauty of the beach. Operations Manager of Tanah Lot tourist attraction, I Ketut Toya Adnyana, said that every ceremony held in one of the temples at Tanah Lot, it was always prepared with additional parking space in an attempt to anticipate the flood of visitors. Additionally, his party also improved the security services by involving pecalang (customary security taskforce) to help the existing security guards.

Mini bus carrying 2 tons of diesel fuel seized Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The fuel price hike is indeed predicted to have an impact, where one of which is the hoarding. Before the government increased the fuel prices, the Criminal Detective Unit IV of the Denpasar Metro Police could reveal the diesel fuel abuse, Thursday (Jun 22). Four suspects consisting of Sutrisno, Nur Fauzi, Parwata and Juniarta were arrested and taken to the Denpasar Metro Police. Aside from the four suspects, police could also confiscate at least 2 tons of diesel fuel. The diesel fuel was stored in a modified Isuzu Elf mini bus. Inside the vehicle occurred two large tanks, each of which contained 1 ton of diesel fuel. Similarly, it was also found a hose and a unit of pump engine used to move the fuel. The evidence had been secured in Denpasar Metro Police. A slight oddity occurred in the disclosure of such fuel abuse where the vehicle owner (Sutrisno) and driver (Nur Fauzi) were not arrested. Meanwhile, two operators of the petrol station (Parwata and Juniarta) were arrested and put into detention cell. The suspect Sutrisno and Nur Fauzi were not arrested because their penalties were less than 5 years in prison. Conversely, the suspect Parwata and Juniarta could be charged with penalties of more than 5 years in prison. Spokesperson of the Denpasar Metro Police, IB Sarjana, explained on Tuesday (Jun 25) the suspect Sutrisno and Nur Fauzi from Banyuwangi were charged with the article 53 of Law No. 22/2001 on Oil and Gas with penalty of 4 years in prison. Meanwhile, the suspect Juniarta and Parwata were charged with the article 55 of Law No.22 /2001 on Oil and Gas with the penalties of 6 years in prison.

When asked about the matter, Sarjana said it happened due to difference in the article used to charge. “Penalty for the vehicle owner and driver is under 5 years, while it is contrary to both operators of the petrol station,” he said. Further, he explained the disclosure of the case began when police suspected a blue Isuzu Elf mini bus with license plate DK 9090 GZ passing around Jalan Sunset Road, Kuta, around 04:00 a.m. After being dogged, the vehicle driven by the suspect Nur Fauzi came into petrol station No. 5480323 on Jalan Sunset Road. Well, there was known the filling of diesel fuel exceeding the capacity. After filling in the diesel fuel, the vehicle moved away and led to Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Pesanggaran in South Denpasar. Police officers of Unit IV led by Panji Ramadhan stopped the vehicle and then performed an examination. The driver could not present the purchasing document of the subsidized fuel. Ultimately, the driver and the evidence were secured in the Denpasar Metro Police. Based on the result of development, the vehicle owner was arrested at his boarding house on Jalan Pesanggaran, Gang Ulam Kencana, Denpasar. Furthermore, two petrol station operators were arrested and taken to the Denpasar Metro Police for further examination. “The four have the status as the suspect,” explained Sarjana. When the case was revealed in the Denpasar Metro Police, the suspect Parwata and Juniarta did not speak much when being asked by media crews. He only admitted to fill in the tanks with diesel fuel. From the 2 tons of diesel fuel worth IDR 9 million, they were paid at IDR 200,000. “We are paid IDR 200,000 and it must be divided into four. So, we respectively get IDR 50,000,” he told reporters. (kmb21)

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Condition of fire-hit Sumatra improving Antara

NUSA DUA - The condition of Sumatra is improving as the fire fighting task force has managed to reduce the number of hot spots coming from forest, plantation and peatland fires, according to Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare Agung Laksono. The number of hot spots decreased to less than 10 and the Pollution Standard Index (PSI) dropped to 56 from more than 300 previously, Minister Laksono said here on Wednesday. The minister said he had received information respectively from the chairman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Syamsul Maarif, and the Indonesian ambassador to Singapore that the condition of the air over Sumatra and Singapore has improved. Despite the improvement, the task force would remain in Sumatra until August to deal and monitor the fire problem, he said. In the next four to five days, the government will deploy a big rented helicopter capable of carrying 4,000 liters of water to assist the fire fighting operation in Sumatra, the minister added.

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The Marine Tourism Association (Gahawisri) of Badung Chapter agreed to raise the rates of water tourist attractions such as snorkeling, parasailing, banana boat and the others up to 40 percent. Such an increase was to offset the rise in subsidized fuel by the government.

Marine tourism sets rate increase by 40 percent Bali Post

MANGUPURA - The Marine Tourism Association (Gahawisri) of Badung Chapter agreed to raise the rates of water tourist attractions such as snorkeling, parasailing, banana boat and the others up to 40 percent. Such an increase was to offset the rise in subsidized fuel by the government. “We have held a meeting with all the owners of water sport companies at Tanjung Benoa regarding the fuel price hike. On that account, it could be agreed the net price of marine tourist attractions with the increase of 40 percent and simultaneously entered into force on Monday (Jun 24),” said Chairman of the Gahawisri Badung, Made Tromat. According to him, the rate increase this mid-year had been agreed upon by the stakeholders or travel agencies. So, the contract agreed upon during the year could be revised and adapted to the increase of the subsidized fuel price, namely IDR 2,000/liter for gasoline and IDR 1,000/liter for diesel fuel. “It has become a shared responsibility to change the applicable contract. Otherwise, we can go

bankrupt as a businessman. It happened due to the price hike of fuel, especially for diesel fuel,” he said. Related to the impact of tariff increase on the interest of tourists in enjoying the marine tourism in Bali, Made Tromat was optimistic if the policy would not much affect the interest of tourists. “Definitely it has an impact, but it is not significant. Without an increase, the employers can go bankrupt,” he said. The fuel price hike had indeed made the entrepreneurs adjust the price. As acknowledged by Wayan Dharma, one of the water sport businessmen in Badung, the water sport rates had to be adjusted to the fuel price hike. The policy had an immediate impact on the employee salaries because their needs would increase in line with the price increase. “They also need to eat, so

that we must also consider increasing their salary,” he added. Moreover, he added, the fuel price hike affected the users of marine tourism. Typically, there was a decrease in consumers. However, he remained to hope the situation could return to normal in relatively short time as ever before. “Hopefully, the condition could be back to normal quickly,” he hoped. He said there was a restlessness continuing to haunt namely regarding the contract agreement with travel agencies because the rates mentioned in the contract were the rates before the fuel price hike. Meanwhile, to make adjustment to travel agencies would take a long time. It should be considered as well. “Moreover, the adjustment to travel agencies will usually take place up to one year,” he explained. (kmb27)

Fuel price hike has no impact yet on agricultural sector Bali Post

DENPASAR - The fuel price hike, though having been worried to have a great impact on the agricultural sector, in fact has not been very much felt. Originally, many parties getting involved in the agricultural sector feel anxious because the fuel price hike will have an impact on the increase in the price of fertilizer. Besides, farmers should also possibly spend extra cost reaching 2-3 percent when the transportation cost of the agricultural products and the price of subsidized fertilizer increases. The other impacts are the increase in transportation cost of the agricultural products and reduction in the profit components obtained from the rice harvest yield or other plants at the level of farmers. Related to the price of fertilizer, the Marketing Head of Pupuk Kalimantan Timur (Kaltim) for Bali and NTB Region, Imam Sujono, revealed on Monday (Jun 24) that there was no change in the price of the subsidized fertilizer after the announcement of the fuel price hike. “We’ve not got information on the price hike of fertilizer. Therefore, we still sell the fertilizer at normal price. Farmers do not need to feel anxious and worry about the fertilizer price because they can still buy fertilizer at normal price for the second planting season this year,” he affirmed. The fuel price hike was admitted to be very influential in various sectors, including the fertilizer becoming a strategic commodity required by farmers. However, the impact on the fertilizer would be greater in the distribution cost than the price of fertilizer itself. “A number of transport entrepreneurs indeed propose an increase, but it stays to need a process. Additionally, the adjustment of fertilizer price is the authority of central government,” he explained. When asked about the price, Imam explained the selling price was still normal as usual, where the subsidized urea fertilizer was sold for IDR 1,800 per kg, while the retail price of the other subsidized fertilizers such as NPK was IDR 2,300 per kg and Zorganic fertilizer at IDR 500 per kg. “We are still waiting for the government policy related to the fertilizer. Hopefully, there will be no price hike, so that farmers will not be burdened,” he said. He added the market demand for fertilizer in the second planting season this year had begun to diminish compared to the previous month. He said it happened because a number of places were experiencing weather anomalies with rainy condition so that the absorption of fertilizers remained to exist in the area, while in general the condition had declined. “Ordinarily, the demand surge in fertilizer will occur in October denoting the next planting season. We predict the surge demand to take place until March next year,” he explained. (kmb28)


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Being stubborn, illegal pig farm threatened to be closed Tabanan (Bali Post)— Pig farm owner at Nyatnyatan hamlet, Gadungsari village, East Selemadeg, complained by residents remains stubborn. Until the specified time limit, the owner has not completed its business with a permit. As a result, the farm owned by PT Taurus Bali Lestari is threatened to be forcibly closed. Chief of Tabanan Public Order Officer (Satpol PP), Wayan Sudarya, said that his party with relevant team remained to analyze the data related to the licensing of the pig farm. The results would be reported to the regent. “If the owner remains not to complete its business with the required permit, we will impose a sanction of closure,” he said, Tuesday (Jun 25). He described that previously the farm owner had agreed to equip its business with a permit when it was summoned by the investigator of the public order officer on June 10. In reality, until this moment, it had no permit. “We are still discussing about this with our team. If persisting, we will close the company,” he added. When being summoned by the investigator, the owner promised to meet three points within 14 days. Among them, it was willing to go down Gadungan village complaining about the pig waste disposal, willing to physically fix the

farm in accordance with the rules and willing to complete the entire licensing. In fact, until the deadline, there had been no development related to the licensing. With these facts, the judicial team would make a report to the regent and proposed the sanction of closure. Pig farm at Nyatnyatan hamlet, Gadungsari village, was summoned by Gadungan villagers living around the downstream of the farm. The farm triggered a stench and polluted the river sanctified by local residents. Subdistrict head of East Selemadeg had reprimanded it for two times, but it remained stubborn. Activities of the farm still continued. Joint personnel of the Public Order Officer had also made an inspection to location. As a result, the enforcing officers of regional bylaw were disappointed. Then, the officers summoned the owner. Even though the owner met the summons, it remained not to complete the required permit. (kmb30)

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One of the illegal pig farm in Tabanan Regency

Rejang Dewa: a sacred dance to Deceiving seven residents Queen of fraudster arrested welcome Gods’ arrival at Ngurah Rai Airport REJANG Dewa A Sacred Dance to Welcome Gods ArrivalLargely, the dances existing in Bali do not only serve as an entertaining art, but also as ritual dance devoted to gods. Therefore, it is not surprising if the dances in Bali are mostly performed in temples, including the Rejang Dance. This dance has many variants such as the Rejang Renteng, Rejang Bengkel, Rejang Ayodpadi, Rejang Galuh, Rejang Dewa, Rejang Palak, Rejang Mebingin, Rejang Makitut, Rejang Haja and Rejang Negara. In Balinese community, the most popularly staged rejang dance is the Rejang Dewa. Rejang Dewa is a ritual dance of the Balinese community. It is a sacred presentation to welcome and entertain the gods coming down from heaven to earth. Among the Balinese Hindu community, the Rejang Dewa dance is staged in the deva yajña ritual such as temple anniversary or piodalan. In contrast to the Sanghyang Dance denoting the dance of the godsgoddesses as well as other holy spirits entering into the body of the dancers, the Rejang Dewa is a sacred offering to gods. During the temple ceremony, gods are invited through mantra and puja to come down from heaven, and then abide in the sacred objects like Pratima or effigy. To welcome and

cheer the arrival of the gods, people then perform Rejang Dewa dance. Through the dance, people express their sincere gratitude to gods for their willingness to come down to earth. Rejang Dewa dance is performed by female dancers usually around a holy place or shrine, where the effigies are placed. The Rejang Dewa dancers generally put on the attires dominated by white and yellow colors with a headdress made of materials such as young coconut leaves. “White is a symbol of purity, while yellow is sacred just like the moon and the sun. Most of the sacred dances put on the attires definitely dominated by white and yellow colors,” said Kadek Suartaya, a lecturer in Philosophy and Art Criticism, in the Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar when met not long ago. In performing the Rejang Dewa dance, the dancers usually make a circle in the temple or shrine courtyard. Sometimes, the dancers carry out this dance while holding hands. As a welcoming dance to gods, aside from having to be performed in sacred place like a temple, it also has the other requirements. “In the context of sacredness, Rejang Dewa dance must be danced by a girl who has not got their period yet. In the Balinese belief, if the Rejang Dewa dance is per-

formed by women who have got their menstruation, gods and goddess will not be willing to come down to earth. This also applies to the other wali dance such as the Sanghyang dance. Hence, most of the dancers performing this dance remain at elementary school,” he added. In terms of the type of the movement, the Rejang Dewa is said to be quite simple, while the tempo of its movement is slow and tender. Dominant movements used in the Rejang Dewa dance is ngembat and ngelikas or left and right movements performed while moving forward slowly. When dancing, the dancers of Rejang Dewa generally have no dialogue or singing. Rejang Dewa dance is generally accompanied by gamelan music, although there are also accompanied by tembang or Song. Gamelan accompaniment of the Rejang Dewa dance in general is Gong Kebyar gamelan music. Rejang Dewa dance is a ritual dance whose performance is always associated with ritual, where it is mainly performed in the Deva Yajña ritual in temple. It is commonly performed in the temple outermost courtyard located closer to the placement of ritual oblations or the other places considered to be sacred

Denpasar (Bali Post)— Claiming to be an employee of BNI and able to help propose the Home Ownership Loan (KPR), Ni Nyoman Ayu Susilawati aka Ida Ayu Prametswari aka Ida Ayu Nyoman Susilawati, 27, could foist seven residents. This queen of fraudster confessed if she could process quickly and promised to disburse the loan. However, the suspect asked for compensation to each victim ranging from IDR 200,000 to IDR 12 million. As a result of the fraudulent acts committed by the woman from Pucak Sari, Busung Biu, Buleleng, the total loss suffered by the victims reached IDR 51.75 million. The fraud case was first reported by one of the victims named Maria De Fatima Rica Berek. “The victim reported the case in January 2013. She claimed to have been deceived by the suspect and suffered a loss of IDR 12 million,” said Spokesperson of Denpasar Metro Police, IB Sarjana, Tuesday (Jun 25). Sarjana explained if the suspect seemed not only to deceive the victim Maria. There were six other women such as Ni Luh Eka Purwanti, Ni Luh Putu Novi Artati, Ni Putu Ayu Han-

dayani, Ni Wayan Sri Wahyuni, Ni Putu Astini and Ni Komang Ayustini also admitting to have been fooled. Modus of the suspect was claiming to be an employee of BNI and could provide home ownership loan. Based on the report, police conducted further investigation. Results of the investigation indicated if the suspect posing a widow had escaped to the area of West Besusu, Palu (Central Sulawesi). Police also had difficulty to apprehend the suspect because the exact position of the suspect was not known. “Police received information if the suspect will return to Bali on Monday (Jun 24). Well, police then made surveillance at Ngurah Rai Airport,” explained Sarjana. As soon as the suspect was known to have landed and left the terminal, police could quickly capture her. The suspect was arrested without significant resistance. For further examination, the suspect was taken into the Denpasar Metro Police. “Until now, the suspect is still undergoing an intensive examination in the investigator’s room of the Denpasar Metro Police,” revealed Sarjana before media crews last Tuesday.


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Queue of domestic tourists undergoes a boom at Gilimanuk Bali Post NEGARA - Queue of domestic tourists that had just spent their holidays in Bali and been back to Java on Monday night (Jun 24) looked to undergo a boom. Based on observation, private vehicles, buses and trucks seemed to have been busy since the afternoon. Around 7:00 p.m., the area of harbor parking lot had been filled by buses where the majority was buses transporting domestic tourists. Meanwhile, the trucks coming back simultaneously after transporting freights looked to extend the queue. After the maneuver parking was full, the end of queue kept stretching and around 8:00 p.m. had reached the Gilimanuk Market. Even, until 11:00 p.m. the queue of 2-row vehicles had reached the entrance gates or 2 kilometers from the harbor area. The queue took place up to 3 hours. In order to avoid the longer queue, the officers diverted the private vehicles through the right lane to get into the harbor. Meanwhile, the trucks remained in the left lane. Supervisor of the Gilimanuk ASDP, Suyitno, said that the queue happened because the local tourist buses and trucks came back simultaneously at the same night. At that time, his party operated 28 vessels. (kmb)

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Queue of domestic tourists that had just spent their holidays in Bali and been back to Java on Monday night (Jun 24) looked to undergo a boom.

Coral reefs in critical damage

Worst in Northern Bali Bali Post DENPASAR - Damage to coral reefs is one of the seven environmental problems in Bali remaining difficult to handle. Based on the data released by the Environment Agency (BLH) in 2011, 20 percent of 7,249.1 hectares of coral reefs are damaged.

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Damage to coral reefs is one of the seven environmental problems in Bali remaining difficult to handle. Based on the data released by the Environment Agency (BLH) in 2011, 20 percent of 7,249.1 hectares of coral reefs are damaged.

According to a lecturer from the Department of Fisheries and Marine Sciences at the Warmadewa University, Ketut Sudiarta, the condition of damage to coral reefs in the waters of Bali highly varied. He said that in general the condition of coral reefs in the northern coastal areas of Bali was worse than in the coastal areas of southern Bali. Based on his research in 2011, the main problem related to the damaged coral reef ecosystem in northern Bali was the high destructive fishing activities, particularly the catching of ornamental fish by using poisonous substance (potassium cyanide). “The most severe condition is in Buleleng region. In the eastern region, the condition of coral reefs tends to be good because it is supported by the dynamic flows of Lombok Strait, while in the western region has no problem,” he said. Meanwhile, said Sudiarta, the condition of coral reefs in coastal territory of Denpasar City and Badung was quite varied, ranging from good to moderate category. However, the most severe damage occurred to coral reef ecosystem in the waters of Padanggalak. “Indeed, there is an area influenced by the river, namely the flow of fresh water, so that it forms sedimentation. Besides, there also follows the estuary of Ayung River,” he said. He added the destruction of coral reefs in some waters in Badung and Denpasar faced the same problem namely due to

high pollution in coastal waters. “Denpasar faces the problem due to the high waste pollution from land area,” he said while adding the damage to coral reefs was also caused by plastic waste. “Based on the results of our survey, the most plastic waste was found at Sanur and Melaya,” he added. He also said that, other than being caused by waste, the damaged to the ecosystem of coral reef in the area of Denpasar and Badung was also caused by the practices of anchoring and disturbance by divers. “Coral reefs have many functions, where one of them is serving as the absorber of the ocean waves, so that it is avoided from abrasion. When the coral reef is damaged, the land will undergo an abrasion,” he said. Besides, said Sudiarta, the coral reefs also served as the native home to fish and tourist attraction, particularly tourism showing off the underwater charms. According to him, as an effort to reduce the damage to coral reefs due to the factors beyond the nature, it also needed the public consciousness. “Yes, the human tension should be reduced, so that it (coral reef) will be quickly restored. For Denpasar, the waste should be diminished. People must prevent the waste from entering into the ocean, especially the waste from the mangrove stream,” he said. To repair the damage, he added, one of the efforts taken was by rehabilitating the damaged coral reefs. (ina)


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In this Monday, June 10, 2013 photo, Iranian President elect, Hasan Rouhani, a former Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, waves, from his bus, during his presidential election campaign tour to the western city of Sanandaj, Iran.

Iran’s new president looks westward for nuke talks Associated Press Writer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Hasan Rouhani knew there was an element of risk. Just a week before Iran’s election gatekeepers announced the presidential ballot, Rouhani said oneon-one talks with Washington are the only way for breakthroughs in the nuclear standoff, given that the United States — as he put it — is the world’s “sheriff.” Such a public portrayal of America’s importance and the need to make overtures to it undoubtedly rattled a few among Iran’s ruling clerics, who decide which candidates are cleared to run. Yet they allowed Rouhani to enter the race, and to the surprise of many, he surged to a runaway victory. Rouhani’s repeated emphasis on direct outreach to Washington may now have a chance for real traction among the ultimate decision-makers in Iran — the ruling clerics and the powerful Revolutionary Guard. They have long opposed unilateral talks, insisting they would do no good. But the lack of major blowback to Rouhani’s speech in mid-May signaled that the idea is no longer a taboo for the establishment, even if it is not yet entirely convinced. Another sign came from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who in March hinted he would not stand in the way. “We have disagreements with the U.S. on regional and international matters, but obviously friendship or hostility with the world is not permanent,” Rouhani told an audience at

Tehran’s Sharif University in his May address. “Every country can improve its relations with others.” Rouhani was Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator from 2003 to 2005 and he has said he is convinced he could have sealed a deal if Tehran had been talking directly to Washington at the time. Efforts are under way for a new, fourth round of the multilateral nuclear talks bringing together Iran and the U.S. and other world powers. Earlier rounds have brought no headway. It’s far too early to gain anything more than hints from Iran on whether Rouhani’s election this month could shift tactics in nuclear negotiations. Rouhani does not formally take office until August. Washington has said it appreciates Rouhani’s appeals for more engagement, but knows the meaningful decisions are made higher up by Iran’s theocracy. Moreover, Rouhani has made clear he has the same red lines as the ruling clerics: He said in his first post-victory news conference that Iran will never surrender its ability to enrich uranium — the central issue of the disputes.

Still, the next chief nuclear envoy on the Iranian side is almost certain to side closer to Rouhani’s view that seeking one-on-one talks with Washington is a worthy pursuit. It’s widely expected that hard-liner Saeed Jalili — who finished a distant third behind Rouhani in the June 14 election — will be sent packing by the ruling clerics to avoid internal tensions. It may be weeks before a shortlist for successors is known. But some possible names mentioned include former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, who finished next-to-last in the presidential race; Mohammad Javad Zarif, a former envoy to the U.N., and Amir Hossein Zamaninia, a former member of Iran’s negotiating team. No dates have been proposed to possibly resume talks between Iran and a six-nation bloc, the permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany. The four previous rounds since last year have foundered on a central deadlock: The U.S. and others insist Iran sharply scales back its uranium enrichment as a first step, while Iran says the West should ease sanctions as an opening offer.

GAUCHAR, India — Paramilitary soldiers on Wednesday recovered 20 bodies from a steep hillside in northern India where a helicopter crashed while on a mission to rescue people stranded in monsoon floods, the country’s air force chief said. The helicopter crashed late Tuesday when its rotor blades hit the hillside while returning with survivors of flooding and landslides that have killed more than 1,000 people and washed away thousands of homes, roads and bridges since mid-June in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. Soldiers using ropes reached the crash site early Wednesday and found the bodies of 20 people, including five air force crew members, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne told reporters. The helicopter’s cockpit voice recorder was recovered and an inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the crash, Browne said. Some 45 aircraft have been used in rescue and relief operations, but intermittent rain and dense fog have dogged the efforts since Sunday. Troops on Wednesday were trying to rescue about 5,000 people who remained stranded in the towns of Badrinath and Harsil 10 days after torrential rains triggered the flooding and landslides. Browne visited the hill town of Gauchar, the center of the rescue and relief operations. He assured flood survivors that helicopters would rescue everyone stranded in Uttarakhand despite the bad weather. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus make the Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage to four temple towns in Uttarakhand each year, usually returning home before monsoon rains in July make the mountainous area much more treacherous, but unprecedented heavy rains fell around mid-June this year and caught many by surprise. About 92,000 people from hundreds of villages and towns hit by the floods have been rescued. Landslides and floods flattened entire towns, roads were washed away and communication links snapped, cutting off many people and necessitating air rescues.

Space capsule returns from mission to Chinese lab Associated Press Writer

BEIJING - A Chinese space capsule with three astronauts landed safely Wednesday on the country’s northern grasslands after a 15day trip to a prototype space station, marking the latest success for China’s manned space program as it enters its second decade. The Shenzhou 10’s descent module landed by parachute in the vast territory of Inner Mongolia early Wednesday with the three crew members smiling and waving on live television after wriggling through the blackened capsule’s narrow hatch. “Space is our dream, the fatherland is our home. Thanks to all compatriots who supported us and best wishes for the wealth and success of our fatherland and the ever greater happiness of our people,” mission commander and two-time space traveler Nie Haisheng said to the cameras. Wang Haiping, China’s second female astronaut to complete a mission, said the trip had been especially worthwhile for the opportunity to conduct China’s first science class in space, beamed live to 60 million schoolchildren across the country. “I hope all our young friends may wish beautiful dreams and may their dreams come true,” said Wang, who, like her two colleagues, was still clad in her space suit and seated under bright sunshine in white folding chairs in front of the round-edged module. Back at the Beijing command center, manned space program director Zhang Youxia declared the mission - China’s longest to date - a “complete success” and said all three astronauts were in perfect health.


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Del Potro offers hope for men’s chasing pack Reuters LONDON - Juan Martin del Potro provided some encouragement for the rest of the chasing pack in the men’s game at Wimbledon on Tuesday. Apart from single triumphs by the Argentine and Britain’s Andy Murray, the trio of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic have won every one of the last 33 slams. The Argentine, who reached the second round with a 6-2 7-5 6-1 victory over Spain’s Albert Ramos, is in a group of players always waiting to capitalise on slip-ups by the triumvirate. Nadal has already tumbled out at the All England Club, suffering a shock first-round loss to Steve Darcis on Monday, which spells good news for the cluster of ‘best of the rest’ players. Murray, who has reached three of the last four grand slam finals, has also opened up a gap with the chasing pack. “All the players can beat the top 10 players, the top four, the top five,” said Del Potro, whose 2009 U.S. Open victory and Murray’s 2012 win at the same tournament are the only times a non-’Big Three’ name has won a major since 2005. “I knew after three or four years they win every grand slam, the same players... It’s really difficult (to) break that name on the big tournaments,” he told a news conference. “But, of course, I’m trying. I like to play the grand slams. They are (the) longest tournaments, and you can play maybe a bad match and survive

and that gives confidence for the next rounds. In the grand slam during 15 days, everything can happen.” Eighth seed Del Potro, who missed the French Open because of a virus, will face Canadian Jesse Levine in the second round after shaking off the rust to beat left-handed Ramos. HARD WORK Having sailed through the first set, he made hard work of the second when, having broken and established a 5-2 lead, the net-shy Argentine was caught out by some drop shots. The towering Del Potro looked uncomfortable venturing away from his usual domain behind the baseline and a combination of Ramos forcing him forward and a double fault allowed the Spaniard to break before holding to level at 5-5. Something then clicked for the Argentine as he found his range with a series of unreachable cross-court forehands and powerful serves and he won seven successive games before Ramos held to make Del Potro serve out the match. Another of those seeking to gatecrash the elite club is David Ferrer, the fourth seed who is seeking his

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Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina reacts as he plays Albert Ramos of Spain in a Men’s first round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

maiden grand slam trophy after appearing in his first major final earlier this month when he was beaten by Nadal at the French Open. The Spaniard beat Argentina’s Martin Alund 6-1 4-6 7-5 6-2 having fallen heavily twice on a surface far less suited to his defensive game than

the clay where he shone at Roland Garros. “I have a little bit of pain on my ankle. But it’s okay,” he told a news conference, adding that his left ankle was slightly inflamed. At 31, Ferrer has been around too long to be termed ‘up and coming’ unlike Montenegro-

born Canadian Milos Raonic. Seeded 17th, Raonic is a bigserving 22-year-old who looks destined to build on three fourth-round appearances at grand slams in the last two years after delivering 19 aces in a 6-4 6-3 6-3 win over Argentine Carlos Berlocq.

James says he’s not thinking about 2014 yet Associated Press Writer MIAMI — LeBron James has this summer on his mind, and is already starting to plan for the next NBA season. The summer of 2014, that can wait. James says he’s not thinking

about the possibility of becoming a free agent in 12 months, though he did acknowledge that the prospect of competing with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley for several more championships with the Miami Heat is more than a tiny bit

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Miami Heat forward LeBron James reacts as he is introduced, Monday, June 24, 2013, during a celebration for season ticket holders at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

intriguing. “That’s the goal,” James said. “That’s the ultimate finish. And we all hope that can happen, obviously.” James’ final interview session of this season on Tuesday revealed plenty in 17 minutes, including that he’s already feeling an itch to get back on the basketball court after just a few days off, that he’ll stop at nothing to give longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson anything she wants on their wedding day in a couple of months, and that he’s making no secret of his hope that the Heat bring back at least the majority of this year’s championship roster. The most interesting news, however, was when he spoke of his short- and long-term plans. First, he’s vowing to come back better next season, which is no small promise from someone with four MVP awards, two Finals MVP awards and who carries the tag of “best player in the world.” And then next summer, it certainly sounds as if he’s going to give the

prospects of staying in Miami a good, long look. “This is what we came here for, so that would be the ultimate,” James said. “But you can never ... I don’t know, life changes, things happen, and we have to be prepared for that. But this is what we all want to be here for, that’s to be able to compete for a championship each and every year. And if we can do that, then it’d be awesome.” James scored 37 points in Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, carrying the Heat to their second straight championship in a season where he picked up his fourth MVP award. He’s reached the finals in all three of his seasons with Miami, falling to Dallas in 2011, then beating Oklahoma City last season and the Spurs this year. The team gathered for physicals and a quick meeting on Tuesday, and began the process of scattering for vacation and other business. James will make his annual trip with Nike to China next month, not long after

Wade does some business there. And already, James sounds like he’s missing the group that he spent the past nine months with. “It’s like, ‘Damn, I wish we could come back in the locker room, have another practice, take another flight, have another bus ride with those 15 guys,’” James said. “That’s what it’s all about. You miss the guys throughout the summer. I know my family probably doesn’t want to hear that, but it’s the truth.” The Heat are expected to announce by Sunday that they will pick up an option on point guard Mario Chalmers, one of three potentially departing players — Ray Allen and Chris Andersen being the others — identified by James on Tuesday as being “huge parts of our team.” James, who was completely exhausted after Game 7, said he’s already feeling rejuvenated physically and is eager to get back to work. “I’m going to come back a better player,” James said, “because I owe it to my teammates. ... I’m obsessed with success.”


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Sp rt Spain’s Iker Casillas, left, catches the ball as Victor Valdes, right, looks in during a training session of Spain national team at the soccer Confederations Cup in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Spain ready to send Italy crashing to defeat again

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FORTALEZA, Brazil - Italy will hold no surprises for Spain when they meet in the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Thursday, defender Sergio Ramos said in assessing their first meeting since the Spaniards dished out a 4-0 hammering to win Euro 2012. The odds look heavily in Spain’s favour again. Unbeaten in their last 25 matches, Spain have only lost to Italy once in eight meetings since the 1994 World Cup finals, while Italy have also lost Mario Balotelli, their main attacking threat in this tournament. He has returned home with a thigh injury, but Ramos said Spain still expected a tough test at the Estadio Castelnao on Thursday. “We are playing for the final of a very important trophy with the

dream of appearing in a great stadium like the Maracana,” Ramos, a member of the team that crushed Italy a year ago in Kiev to retain the European title, told reporters at a briefing in a beachside hotel on Tuesday. “We don’t expect any surprises, We know them perfectly well and we know that they will make it very difficult for us. They have the experience, a very competitive spirit and they always show it even if their results against us recently

have not been that good. “I think it will be far more difficult than in the European final. We cannot relax for a moment, we want to win this Confederations Cup on Sunday, it is very important to us.” Fellow defender Jordi Alba, who has had a fine tournament and scored two excellent goals in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Nigeria which gave Spain their third successive win here added: “Last year in Kiev we played the perfect match

e of ect against them, in every aspect our play. r “They gave us a lot of room and I am not sure they will make m i f we that mistake again, but if w stick to our game-plan, which has brought us a lot of success ucccess recently, I think we will beat them again.” Spain’s preparations have h been sullied by allegations made m in the local media that a number um mber of Spain players enjoyed a party p with five girls after their openo ing 2-1 win over Uruguay a on ay June 16. The Spanish FA, in a strongly o ongly worded official statement, denied deenied the allegations on Tuesday, while w Ramos said if the story was writ-

ten to destabilise the squad, it had not worked. Ramos told reporters: “To put our reputation in doubt by inventing a story like this is very bad and I hope the law does what is merited. “It is in the hands of the police. Our consciences are clean, we are not here to talk about parties, we are here to play our game which has made us world champions and champions of Europe.” Brazi Braz i l fac fa c e Uruguay in the other semi-final with the final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio on Sunday.


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Schuerrle completes Chelsea move on 5-year deal Associated Press Prr Writer

LONDON — Germany forward Andre Schuerrle has completed his move to Chelsea from complee Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal, Le v becoming Jose Mourinho’s first signbeco o ingg since returning to the English Premier League club. Pree The clubs agreed to the deal on June Juu 13 but Schuerrle still needed too sort out personal terms and pass a medical examination. m The 22-year-old Schuerrle says onn Tuesday “I am so happy now I have haa signed and it is an honor for me m to play for this club, with this team and for these great fans.” tee Schuerrle, who has scored seven goals in 24 matches for Germany, g can c play out wide or in a central role behind the striker. r

Thousands T expected e ffor Pep’s 1st Bayern 1 training tr r Associated Assoc c Press Writer

MUNICH MUN N — Some 25,000 Bayern Munich fan n are expected for Pep Guardiola’s fans first training train n session in charge of the team Wednesday. on Wedn n Such is i the interest in seeing the Spanish coach in action, that Bayern has taken the unusual step stte of holding open training sessions stadium on Wednesday and at its 69,000-seat 69,000 Thursday. Barcelona coach Guardiola was to Former B have most of o his new squad available, includGerman ing the Germ m national team members, but Brazilians Dante and Luiz Gustavo excluding Br r Javi Martinez who are at the as well as Spain’s Spaa Confederationss Cup. Borussia Dortmund forward Mario Former Bor r with Goetze is out wit t a muscle injury, defender Holger Badstuber is out long llo term with a cruciate injury, and Schweinsteiger was only to take part in light Bastian Schweinst t operation on his foot. training after an op p AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

New FC Bayern Munich Mu u head coach Pep b during a photo sesGuardiola kicks a ball sion after a news s conference in Munich, southern German Germany, n Monday, June 24, 2013.

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Tevez reaches terms with Juventus - Italian media Reuters

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has agreed terms to join Serie A champions Juventus from Manchester City, Italian media reported on Tuesday. The reports said the 29-year-old would sign a three-year contract with the 29-times Italian champions. Juventus did not immediately comment. Gazzetta dello Sport, Sky Sports Italia, Tuttosport and Corriere dello Sport all said an agreement had been reached following a meeting between officials from the clubs in Manchester, with Juventus expected to pay 12 million euros ($15.7 million). Tevez spent four years at Manchester City after joining them from neighbours United, but it was far from plain sailing. Although he won a Premiership winner’s media in 2011/12, he was also fined and suspended by City after refusing to warm up during a Champions League match at Bayern Munich in 2011. He has also fallen out of favour with the Argentine national side. His signing would mark a change in direction by Juventus, who have won the Serie A twice in a row without a big name forward. Coach Antonio Conte has rotated between any two of Sebastian Giovinco, Alessandro Matri, Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella, who have shared the goals evenly between them. Tevez began his career at Boca

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FILE - Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez, upper right, fights for the ball against Wigan’s James McCarthy, bottom, during their English Premier League soccer match at The Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, in this Wednesday April 17, 2013 file photo. Juniors in Argentina and has also played for Corinthians in Brazil and West Ham United in England. He has never been far from controversy and was once sent off for Boca

after celebrating a goal against River Plate by flapping his arms to imitate a chicken, a reference to that fact Boca fans use “chickens” as a derogatory nickname for their arch-rivals.

Haze to blame as Cardiff cancel tour of Malaysia Reuters

Premier League newcomers Cardiff City, looking to grow their brand awareness ahead of a possible IPO, have cancelled their six-day promotional tour of Malaysia this week because of the air pollution crisis in Southeast Asia. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay and forward Craig Bellamy were among a party of club representatives who were due to conduct promotional activities in Kuala Lumpur from Thursday. Last month Reuters exclusively reported that Malaysian billionaire owner Vincent Tan was exploring an IPO of the team after they sealed promotion to the lucrative English Premier League. Tan, who owns 36.1 percent of the club and is the former chairman of conglomerate Berjaya Group, said the cancellation of the tour was a missed opportunity. “A schedule of events had been put in place ahead of the opening Premier

League fixtures, further raising awareness of Cardiff City Football Club in Malaysia,” Tan said in a statement on the Welsh club’s website on Tuesday. “However due to the current poor air quality in Kuala Lumpur, it has been decided for the welfare of all concerned to delay the trip, re-establishing plans in the future when the manager and players can better interact with Malaysian based supporters in a suitable environment.” Kuala Lumpur remained shrouded in haze on Wednesday as the environmental crisis continued after a week of thick ‘hazardous’ smog covered Malaysia and neighbours Singapore. Air quality in Singapore has improved significantly in recent days but the crisis - caused mostly from fires set on palm oil plantations on Indonesia’s Sumatra island - could cost the two countries an estimated $9 billion. While Cardiff opted against breathing in the poor air, local matches have continued to be played in Malaysia despite hazardous pollution readings

and warnings. “It is unhealthy, especially, for athletes, who train intensively. Prolonged exposure could cause cell mutations leading to cancer,” National Sports Institute (NSI) chief executive officer Dr Ramlan Abdul Aziz told Malaysia’s New Straits Times daily on Wednesday. Dr Ramlan said it was unhealthy to play matches if the Air Pollution Index (API) was over 100 and the paper said Tuesday’s Super League match between PKNS and Selangor went ahead on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur despite a reading of 252. English Premier League side Chelsea are due to play an exhibition match in Malaysia next month with Spanish champions Barcelona will also play a friendly in Kuala Lumpur in August. Indonesia president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said they were doing everything they could to contain the fires on the island of Sumatra, including the deployment of military aircraft to water bomb the blazes.


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Labuan Sait Beach IBP ULUWATU - This beach is located several kilometers on the northern part of Uluwatu Temple, facing to Indonesian Ocean. From the parking lot, the visitors must walk through a coral alley as long as 60 meters through a beautiful beach called Labuan Sait. The beach

has white sand and very clean and also very quiet so it is very suitable for recreation. Sun bathing and surďŹ ng are also can be done on the beach. The local ďŹ shermen are also providing boats that can be rented by the tourist who want to look around and explore the beauty of the beach. There are also several restaurants and shops in the area for the visitors.

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8 arrested in fires causing choking haze Associated Press

PEKANBARU — Indonesian authorities have arrested eight farmers for setting illegal fires on Sumatra island to clear land after numerous blazes created a thick haze choking parts of Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, police said Tuesday. The farmers were arrested Monday and Tuesday after being caught “redhanded,” said local police spokesman Lt. Col. Hermansyah. He did not say whether they were employed by some companies that have been accused of deliberately starting the fires. About 1,100 residents were forced to flee Rantau Bais and Bangko Pusako villages in Riau province Tuesday as acrid smoke from nearby burning peat swamps and palm oil plantations made breathing difficult, Hermansyah said. “The smoke has hurt their throats and eyes,” said Hermansyah, who like many Indonesians uses one name. “Visibility there is really bad.” A day after apologizing to neighboring Singapore and Malaysia, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono deployed 2,000 additional personnel Tuesday to fight the fires that have affected air quality and caused respiratory problems among some people. He has called for an investigation, but said it appeared the fires were being caused by natural and

human factors. Indonesia’s environmental minister, Balthasar Kambuaya, told reporters Sunday that authorities were investigating eight plantation companies that may have started the fires. Riau forestry official Ahmad Saeroji estimated the burned area was around 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres). Satellite pictures have detected about 200 fires on plantations in the area. Authorities warned motorists and fishermen in parts of the province to stay home this week due to poor visibility from the haze. However, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency reported Tuesday that it was raining in the provincial capital of Pekanbaru and in several hotspots after the government deployed aircraft for cloud seeding. Each year, forest fires on Sumatra and Borneo islands smother parts of nearby Singapore and Malaysia in haze. The Indonesian government usually blames plantation owners and traditional farmers for illegally setting fires as a cheap way to clear land.

AEC 2015 familiarization still weak Antara

JAKARTA - General Chief of Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (Hipmi) Raja Sapta Oktohari said the government was still weak in familiarizing the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 to whole country. “The familiarization of AEC 2015 is still weak. Consequently, only a few People in major cities already aware of AEC but a lot of them in suburban areas are still not familiar about it,” he said here on Wednesday. According to him, among officials of the government is still has different perception toward AEC 2015. So then, lack preparation of

AEC 2015 has occurred. “It’s would not good for us. The AEC 2015 should give us a big benefit due to its economic integration among ASEAN members,” he said. “Indonesia is the biggest country and its people in ASEAN. We would play an important roles, Indonesia should not become a follower.” Raja Sapta said discussed and recommended about the publication with Vice President Boediono at Wednesday. He also reported the recommendations from Central Board of Hipmi such as result of national congress meeting in Pontianak.

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Indonesian women hold placards reading “healthy life without drugs” during an antidrugs campaign in Jakarta on June 26, 2013. The campaign was staged to mark the UN’s international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

Indonesia launches comprehensive forest management index Antara

LOMBOK BARAT - The Indonesian government in cooperation with UNDP and UNREDD has launched an English edition comprehensive forest management index. The launch, which is the first in Indonesia, was done at an international meeting in forestry on June 25-July 2 in Senggigi, Lombok Barat district, West Nusa Tenggara, on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by around 150 representatives from 37 countries and preceded by a Project Grant Agreement meeting and the index launching. The head of the Presidential Working Unit for Development Supervision and Control/REDD (reducing emission from deforestation and degradation) Task Force, Imam Santoso, said the index is an analysis on current forest management conditions and their implication on REDD+ programs. Indonesia as a country with the world’s third biggest forest cover has taken positive steps to protect its forests. Indonesia is also one of the countries that has committed itself to reducing green house gas emis-

sions drastically by 26 percent by 2020, mostly caused by peat land and forest degradation. “The report contains detailed policy recommendations to increase accountability and transparency which is key to protecting sustainable forests and peat land in Indonesia,” he said. He hoped the launch of the index could make Indonesia a reference country for implementation of REDD+ programs. “I hope Indonesia’s experience in analyzing forests, peat land and REDD+ forest management along with several other countries could make Indonesia become a role model for implementation of forest management,” he said. Tim Clairs from UN-REDD Program said he appreciated the Indonesian government’s courage to openly admit challenges in forest management. “The availability of comprehensive initial data is an important initial step to improve management system and structure,” he said. Director of UNDP Indonesia Beate Trankmann meanwhile said forest management in Indonesia reflected the Indonesian government’s commitment to handling

management issues in the implementation of REDD+. “This is proof that REDD+ could not work without good management. Good management is a must so that public system, institutions and laws could effectively protect forests and peat land,” he said. He said the study in the past year had been carried out through close consultations with REDD+ Task Force, the ministry of forestry and the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas). The report was filed through intensive public consultations and with support from academics and noted experts in Indonesia. Indonesia with support from UN-REDD Global Program is one of the four countries that has been used as a pilot project for the launching of the PGA. The other countries include Equador, Nigeria and Vietnam. The report covers 10 provinces in Indonesia with their forests reaching half of forests in Indonesia. They are Aceh, Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, West Papua and Papua and two districts in each of the provinces.


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BUSINESS World stocks up as data shows US economic upswing Associated Press BANGKOK — Global stock markets staged a modest recovery Wednesday, boosted by strong data releases that portray a U.S. economy on the upswing. New home sales, bigger factory orders and rising consumer confidence helped allay fears about state of the U.S. economy, the world’s biggest. The data came on the heels of comments by China’s central bank that eased fears of a credit crunch in the world’s No. 2 economy. Developments in both countries helped boost appetite for stocks, analysts said. “The firmer data came alongside soothing comments from China’s central bank about liquidity conditions in the banking sector,” Mitul Kotecha at Credit Agricole CIB in Hong Kong said in a commentary. China’s central bank caused a global rout in markets on Monday after it moved to curb so-called shadow banking — unregulated lending to companies starved of credit by traditional banks. Investors worried that would cause an increase in borrowing rates for companies, hurting business. On Tuesday, the central bank issued a statement saying it would act to keep credit markets functioning, if needed. Britain’s FTSE 100 advanced 0.8 percent to 6,147.89. Germany’s DAX rose 1.2 percent to 7,902.70.

France’s CAC-40 gained 1.2 percent to 3,694.77. Wall Street appeared set for gains. Dow Jones industrial futures rose 0.3 percent to 14,729. S&P 500 futures added 0.3 percent to 1,586.20. Mainland Chinese shares were mixed after enduring sharp losses earlier this week. China allowed interbank lending rates to soar overnight Thursday, an attempt by Beijing to clamp down on massive credit flows in the informal lending industry. Small- and medium-sized businesses that have largely been denied access to formal lending channels from the country’s major banks often turn to off-the-books lenders for needed cash. But that has provoked fears of potentially destabilizing credit bubble. Francis Lun, chief economist at GE Oriental Financial Group in Hong Kong, said the crunch on cash reflects the thinking of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who assumed his post in March. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.4 percent to 1,951.50. But the smaller Shenzhen Composite Index jumped 2.5 percent to 901.72. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng surged 2.4 percent to 20,338.55. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 1 percent to close at 12,834.01. South Korea’s Kospi reversed early losses to rise 0.2 percent to 1,783.45. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.6 percent to 4,731.70.

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In this Thursday, June 20, 2013 photo, specialist Stephen Ruiz, left, and trader Michael Smyth work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

EU deal clinched on subsidy cut for big farms Agence France-Presse BRUSSELS - European officials meeting in Luxembourg have struck a deal to cut subsidies for big business farms and boost young farmers as part of a major overhaul of the EU’s much criticised Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) due to start next year. “On a lot of the big issues, we have agreement in principle,” Irish Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney, who is chairing the discussions as holder of the EU presidency, said on Tuesday. Coveney voiced hope that a three-way meeting of the European Commission, Council and Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday could formalise the preliminary agreement. Coveney said that a “stumbling

block” over how to divide subsidies at the regional and national levels had been overcome, although he cautioned: “This deal is not done.” Under the current rules, 80 percent of CAP payments go to the top 20 percent of intensive farm businesses since several countries still link the subsidies to production levels. Under the new proposal, member states would have to ensure that by 2019 each farmer receive at least 60 percent of the average national or

regional subsidy per hectare. The reduction in subsidies that this would entail for intensive farming enterprises would be limited at 30 percent. Explaining the limit, Coveney said the reductions should not be done “to such an extent that they would result in massive losses for productive farmers that have high payments.” He said the average reduction would only be between 11 and 12 percent for farmers who lose out, while farmers who benefit from the reform would get on average an extra 35 percent. “There will be more gainers than losers,” he said. EU negotiators have also agreed

on boosting subsidies for young farmers and obliging member states to allocate 30 percent of subsidies for farms that use eco-friendly farming methods. But many issues are still outstanding, including sugar quotas and an upper limit on subsidies given out by the CAP. The European Commission and Parliament want to limit aid received by each farm to at most 300,000 euros ($392,000) and to gradually reduce subsidies above 150,000 euros. But the Council is reticent to table the proposal, which was already ruled out by a summit of EU leaders this year. Coveney said there was “very little room to manoeuvre”

on the issue. “This issue may have to stay in brackets and be negotiated in the context of ongoing discussions on the European budget,” a European source told AFP on condition of anonymity. French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll warned after the talks: “There is a partial agreement but it is worth nothing without an agreement on everything.” The CAP accounts for around 38 percent of the EU’s budget. CAP reform is due to be implemented gradually starting in 2014 but the new subsidy system would not be in place before 2015 due to delays in negotiations on Europe’s next budget.


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Putin rules out handing Snowden over to United States Reuters

Australia’s former prime minister Kevin Rudd (R) speaks to the media at the Parliament House in Canberra June 26, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Taylor

Australian government dumps PM Gillard for former leader Rudd Reuters CANBERRA - Australia’s ruling Labor Party elected former leader Kevin Rudd as prime minister and dumped Julia Gillard on Wednesday, in a dramatic move to try and head off a catastrophic defeat at elections due within three months. The return of Rudd could now see Australia go to an election in August rather than the set date of September 14, to cash in on his greater popularity with voters and an expected honeymoon period with the electorate. Rudd, a former diplomat who speaks Mandarin, won a Labor Party ballot with 57 votes to Gillard’s 45. Gillard promised to quit politics if she lost the ballot. The leadership change followed a

series of opinion polls showing Gillard’s minority government could lose up to 35 seats at the looming elections, giving the conservative opposition a massive majority in the 150-member parliament. But polls also show Rudd is more popular with voters and his return to the prime ministership, which he lost to Gillard in June 2010, could stem the size of Labor’s election loss. The shift from Gillard to Rudd

is unlikely to have any major policy implications, as both are strong supporters of Australia’s military alliance with the United States and strong supporters of growing ties with top trading partner China. Gillard has struggled to win public support despite ongoing economic growth and low unemployment and low interest rates at a time when other developed countries are struggling to keep out of recession. Gillard has also pushed social reforms that pour money into schools, and which help disabled people gain access to much-needed free care, but the changes have done little to shift her dwindling support in opinion polls.

MOSCOW/NAANTALI, Finland - Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed on Tuesday a former U.S. spy agency contractor sought by the United States was in the transit area of a Moscow airport but ruled out handing him to Washington, dismissing U.S. criticisms as “ravings and rubbish”. In his first public comments since Edward Snowden flew in on Sunday, Putin appeared to make light of the diplomatic uproar over the fugitive, whose flight from U.S. authorities is becoming a growing embarrassment for President Barack Obama. Asked by a journalist about the affair, he smiled fleetingly. “I myself would prefer not to deal with these issues. It’s like shearing a piglet: there’s a lot of squealing, but there’s little wool,” Putin told a news conference in Finland. Snowden, who worked as a systems administrator at a U.S. National Security Agency facility in Hawaii, is facing espionage charges from the United States after leaking details about secret U.S. surveillance programs to the news media. Two U.S. national security sources said intelligence agencies have detected that members of targeted militant organizations, including both Sunni and Shi’ite Islamist groups, have begun altering communications patterns, believed to be in response to the leaks on eavesdropping programs. NSA Director Keith Alexander sought to reassure his employees that the outcry over surveillance programs leaked by Snowden was not directed at them and that agency leaders would “take

the heat. Putin’s refusal to hand back Snowden risked deepening a rift with the United States that has also drawn in China and threatens relations between countries that may be essential in settling global conflicts including the Syrian war. Republican lawmakers in Washington seized on the Snowden saga to portray Obama as an ineffective foreign leader. Washington has gone to great lengths to try to ensure that Snowden has nowhere to go to seek refuge. But Putin said Russia had no extradition treaty with the United States and suggested that Moscow would expel Snowden only if he were a criminal. “He has not crossed the state’s border, and therefore does not need a visa. And any accusations against Russia (of aiding him) are ravings and rubbish,” Putin said in an appearance with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto. Shortly after Putin’s comments, the White House said Moscow had a “clear legal basis” to expel Snowden because of his revoked passport and the outstanding charges against him. “Accordingly, we are asking the Russian government to take action to expel Mr. Snowden without delay and to build upon the strong law enforcement cooperation we have had, particularly since the Boston Marathon bombing,” said White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden. She said the United States agreed with Putin’s comment in Finland that it did not want the incident to negatively affect U.S.Russia relations, but members of the U.S. Congress denounced Putin’s stance and said it would have an impact.

Unrest leaves 27 dead in China’s troubled Xinjiang: Xinhua Reuters BEIJING - Gangs armed with knives attacked a police station and a local government building on Wednesday in China’s restive far western Xinjiang region, leaving 27 dead in clashes with police, the government news agency Xinhua said. The unrest in the region, home to a large Muslim Uighur minority, was the deadliest since July 2009, when nearly 200 people were killed

in riots pitting Uighurs against ethnic Chinese in the region’s capital Urumqi. Xinhua said Wednesday’s unrest erupted at about 6 a.m. in the remote township of Lukqun, about 200 km (120 miles) southeast of Urumqi. Gangs attacked Lukqun’s police stations, the local government building and a construction site, stabbing people and setting fire to police vehicles, Xinhua quoted regional Communist Party officials as saying.

Nine policemen and security guards and eight civilians were killed before police shot dead 10 of the attackers, Xinhua quoted the officials as saying. The reasons for the attacks were not immediately clear. Many Uighurs, Muslims who speak a Turkic language, chafe at what they call Chinese government restrictions on their culture, language and religion. China says it grants Uighurs wide-ranging freedoms and accuses extremists of separatism.

REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

An exterior view of the Capsule Hotel “Air Express” is seen at the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport June 26, 2013.


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Latest bird flu strain ‘kills more than a third’ Associated Press Writer

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This October 2012 image provided by Medtronic shows the MiniMed Integrated System device, which doctors are reporting as a major step toward an “artificial pancreas.”

Doctors make progress toward ‘artificial pancreas’ Associated Press Writer

Doctors are reporting a major step toward an “artificial pancreas,” a device that would constantly monitor blood sugar in people with diabetes and automatically supply insulin as needed. A key component of such a system — an insulin pump programmed to shut down if blood-sugar dips too low while people are sleeping — worked as intended in a three-month study of 247 patients. This “smart pump,” made by Minneapolis-based Medtronic Inc., is already sold in Europe, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reviewing it now. Whether it also can be programmed to mimic a real pancreas and constantly adjust insulin based on continuous readings from a blood-sugar monitor requires more testing, but doctors say the new study suggests that’s a realistic goal. “This is the first step in the development of the artificial pancreas,” said Dr. Richard Bergenstal, diabetes chief at Park Nicollet, a large clinic in St. Louis Park, Minn. “Before we said it’s a dream. We have the first part of it now and I really think it will be developed.” He led the company-sponsored study and gave results Saturday at an American Diabetes Association conference in Chicago. They also were published online by the New England Journal of Medicine. The study involved people with Type 1 diabetes, the kind usually

diagnosed during childhood. About 5 percent of the 26 million Americans with diabetes have this type. Their bodies don’t make insulin, a hormone needed to turn food into energy. That causes high bloodsugar levels and raises the risk for heart disease and many other health problems. Some people with the more common Type 2 diabetes, the kind linked to obesity, also need insulin and might also benefit from a device like an artificial pancreas. For now, though, it’s aimed at people with Type 1 diabetes who must inject insulin several times a day or get it through a pump with a narrow tube that goes under the skin. The pump is about the size of a cellphone and can be worn on a belt or kept in a pocket. The pumps give a steady amount of insulin, and patients must monitor their sugar levels and give themselves more insulin at meals or whenever needed to keep blood sugar from getting too high. A big danger is having too much insulin in the body overnight, when blood-sugar levels naturally fall. People can go into comas, suffer seizures and even die. Parents of children with diabetes often worry so

much about this that they sneak into their bedrooms at night to check their child’s blood-sugar monitor. In the study, all patients had sensors that continuously monitored their blood sugar. Half of them had ordinary insulin pumps and the others had pumps programmed to stop supplying insulin for two hours when bloodsugar fell to a certain threshold. Over three months, low-sugar episodes were reduced by about onethird in people using the pump with the shut-off feature. Importantly, these people had no cases of severely low blood sugar — the most dangerous kind that require medical aid or help from another person. There were four cases in the group using the standard pump. “As a first step, I think we should all be very excited that it works,” an independent expert, Dr. Irl Hirsch of the University of Washington in Seattle, said of the programmable pump. The next step is to test having it turn off sooner, before sugar falls so much, and to have it automatically supply insulin to prevent high blood sugar, too. Dr. Anne Peters, a diabetes specialist at the University of Southern California, said the study “represents a major step forward” for an artificial pancreas.

LONDON — More than a third of patients infected with a new strain of bird flu died after being admitted to the hospital earlier this year, Chinese researchers report in a new study. Since the new H7N9 bird flu first broke out in China in late March, the strain has sickened more than 130 people and killed 37. The World Health Organization has previously described H7N9 as “one of the most lethal influenza viruses” it has ever seen and said it appeared to spread faster than the last bird flu strain, H5N1, that threatened to unleash a pandemic. After making some adjustments for missing data, the Chinese scientists estimated the overall death rate to be 36 percent. The outbreak was stopped after China closed many of its live animal markets — scientists had assumed the virus was infecting people through exposure to live birds. That makes the new strain less deadly than H5N1, which kills about 70 percent of the people it infects. Still, H7N9 is more lethal than the swine flu that caused a 2009 global epidemic. That had a death rate of less than one percent. The results were released in two papers on the H7N9 strain, published online Monday in the journal Lancet. “The good news is that numbers of (H7N9) cases have stalled,” Cecile Viboud and Lone Simonsen of the U.S. National Institutes of Health wrote in a commentary accompanying the article. However, they warned that the threat of the virus still “persists” and predicted that the strain might return in the winter, when flu viruses are typically most active. That assessment echoes the WHO, which earlier this month also warned of the virus adapting.

Rise in high-end treatment for low-risk prostate cancer Reuters

NEW YORK - The proportion of U.S. men with early, slow-growing prostate cancer who received robotic surgery and other expensive treatments increased between 2004 and 2009, according to a new study. Researchers found that use of those therapies also rose among men who were unlikely to die from prostate cancer because they were sick with other chronic diseases when their cancer was diagnosed. “You can’t get at what the right rate (of treatment use) is from our study, but what we did find was treatment with these advanced technologies increased over the past decade, and was fairly common,” said Dr. Brent Hollenbeck, who worked on the study at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Evidence has been building that a wait-and-see approach might be most effective for men with low-risk prostate cancer that may or may not progress, rather than scheduling surgery or radiation right away But both doctors and patients have been hesitant to adopt that strategy, also known as watchful waiting or active surveillance, researchers said. “There’s no incentive for (doctors) to do it, because there’s no real payment, and it’s very complicated. It’s not easy to do active surveillance,” said Grace Lu-Yao, who studies prostate cancer treatment at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. What’s more, she told Reuters Health, “Some patients may just feel they’ll go with the most advanced technology and get rid of the cancer, so they’ll feel more secure in a way.” Hollenbeck and his colleagues analyzed data on about 56,000 older men diagnosed with prostate cancer and covered by Medicare, the government’s health insurance program for the elderly and disabled. They found that among men with low-risk cancers, use of high-end treatment - including robotic surgery and high-precision radiation, known as intensity-modulated radiation therapy - increased from 32 percent in 2004 to 44 percent in 2009. Likewise, the technologies’ use among men with other serious health problems increased from 36 percent to 57 percent, Hollenbeck and his colleagues reported on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Those high-end treatments largely replaced the use of older therapies, which became less common, the researchers found. Close to half of men diagnosed with low-risk cancer across the study period took a wait-and-see approach. According to Healthcare Blue Book, prostate removal costs about $13,000 - and robotic surgery usually adds to the price tag. Treatment also comes with a risk of side effects including impotence and incontinence.


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Hard Rock Hotel Bali celebrated 42nd Founder’s Day IBP

KUTA - Hard Rock Hotel Bali celebrated its 42nd Founder’s Day, joining hundreds of Hard Rock locations around the globe on 14 June 2013. Founder’s Day is the day when it all started for Hard Rock. The first Hard Rock Cafe in London opened on 14 June 1971 and the history of rock music and iconic staff began. As Asia’s first Hard Rock Hotel, the hotel still leads the entertainment scene in Bali. On the 13th June 2013, world’s leading DJ, Dash Berlin joined Hard Rockers in a meet and greet party. The modest DJ wowed the crowd as he greeted some 100 fans at Centerstage while he happened to be holidaying at Bali in the middle of his #musicislife tour. On the same day, Dash Berlin and Hard Rock Hotel Bali welcomed 20 children from Giri Asih Foundation, Jembrana, to spend a fun time at the Hotel. On 14th June, Centerstage barmen were kept busy serving out-of-this-world 42% off selected beverages for everyone to join in an amazing party. The Hotel threw the album launching party for Ronaldgang on 16th June, with live performances by Breccia, Caroline, and Kingston Soul concluded the local music heroes for Founder’s Day celebrations. “Founder’s Day is always a special day for us to remember how our Founders Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton rocked London with its American diner and music experience. Hard Rock Hotel Bali is commited to delivering authentic experiences that rock,” said Andrew Khoo, M.I.H, General Manager, Hard Rock Hotel Bali.

IBP/Courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel

Calendar Event for July 10 through August 10, 2013 10 Jul Buda Kliwon Ugu Pura Dalem Tarukan - Pulasari Peninjauan Tembuku Bangli Pura Pasek Gelgel Boading Kaba Kaba Tabanan Pura Pemayun Banyuning Tengah Buleleng Pura Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Agung Gunung Raung Tarokaja Taro Tegallalang 17 Jul Buda Paing Wayang Pura Dang Khayangan Dalem Dukuh Kuda Sekaan Bangli 20 Jul Tumpek Wayang Pura Majapahit Jembrana Bathara Ratu Gede Celuk Sukawati Bathara Ratu Widyadari Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Bathara Ratu Allit lan Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pura Pedarman Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pura Pedarman Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarman Kaba Kaba Besakih Pura Pedarman Dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Dadya Agung Pasek Gelgel Pegatepan Gelgel klungkung Pura Pemerajan Agung Sulang Dawan Klungkung Pura Padharman Dinasti Dalem Sri Aji Kresna Kepakisan Besakih ( Dalem Klungkung ) Pura Penataran dan Pasraman Kuta Rejo , Kendal Rejo Tegal Delimo Banyuwangi Pura Jala Sidhi Amerta Juanda Surabaya 22 Jul Purnama Sasih Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati Pura Amrta Jati Kompleks ALRI Pangkalan Jati Jakarta Selatan Pura Jagatnatha Kota Singaraja Pura Dang Hyang Tulus Dewa Desa ApuanSusut-Bangli Pura Jagatdhita Selong-Lombok Timur Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Gobleg-Banjar

Buleleng Pura Puseh Batur Kintamani Pr. Asah (Alas Harum) Dusun Batur Kintamani Pura Dalem Kedewatan Celuk-Sukawati Pura Agung Mandara Giri Gunung SemeruLumajang Jawa Timur Pura Pengubengan Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah-Batur Kintamani Mr. Agung Puser Jagat Meranting Batu Kanding-Nusa Penida Pura Luhur Candi Narmada Tanah Kilap Desa PemogaN Denpasar Selatan Pura Panca Tirta Sido Luhur Bakanheni Lampung Selatan Pura Ponjok Batu Tejakula Buleleng 24 Jul Buda Wage Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Ped Nusa Penida Pura Pasek Pengembungan Bongkasa Abiansemal Pura Pasek Bendesa Reyang Gede Penebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Banjar Jawa Banjar Jawa Tengah Buleleng Pura Gaduhan Jagat Desa Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Tegeh Mancawarna Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Penataran Batupelang Kamasan klungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Kedonganan Kuta Pura Guwa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Pucak Pameneh/Bukit Kiwa Tengen Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Jati Ubud Pura Melanting Ubud Pura Dalem Peed Nusa Penida Pura Sad Kahyangan Penida Desa Sakti Nusa Penida

Pura Penataran Agung Anyar Liligundi Bebandem Karangasem 30 Jul Anggar Kasih Dukut Pura Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Dalem Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Undagi Timpag Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Desa/ Pura Pucak Banjar Taman Bedulu Gianyar Pura Puser Jagat,Dalem Dukut, Puri Sukun Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Purwa Banjar Kawan Bangli Pura Desa Ketewel Sukawati 31 Jul Buda Umanis Dukut Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Sibangkaja Abiansemal Pura Dalem Samprangan Gianyar Pura Paiobon Dukuh Segening Serongga Kelod Gianyar 4 Aug Redite Kliwon Watugunung Pura Penataran Agung Mahagotra Tirta Harum Srisrengga Desa Nyalian Banjarangkan Klungkung 6 Aug Tilem Sasih Kasa Pura Dalem Seme Jawa Desa Kukuh Marga Tabanan 10 Aug Hari Raya Saraswati Pura Pasek Tangkas - Gempinis Dalang Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel - Sayan Bongkasa Abiansemal Pura Watugunung Bima Pura Agung Jagat Karana Surabaya Pura Aditya Jaya - Rawamangun Jakarta Timur Pura Pemaksan Banyuning Timur Buleleng Pura Agung Wira Lokha Natha Cimahi Jawa Barat Pura Dadia Agung Bendesa Tangkas Kori Agung Pusat Gerih Desa Gerih Abiansemal Badung Pura Kawitan Bendesa Aban Baturning Desa Mambal Abiansemal

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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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Critics sweet on Sam Mendes’ ‘Chocolate Factory’

Sarah Jessica Parker

Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Cheap candy or finest nougat truffle?? Reviewers gave their verdicts Wednesday on a new stage musical version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” after its rapturous reception from a star-studded ar-studded opening-night audience in London. The Sam Mendes-directed musical, based on Roald Dahl’s much-loved and twice film-adapted children’s book, was cheered Tuesday by a packed house of theatergoers that included actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Uma Thurman and members of the Dahl family. The show features new songs by “Hairspray” duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, along with extravagant sets and costumes designed to bring to life the magical confectionary factory run by the flamboyant yet secretive Willy Wonka. Reviews were generally positive, with critics in the Guardian, Independent and Daily Mirror newspapers and Time Out magazine all awarding “Charlie” four out of five stars. Many reviewers had praise for the deft direction of Oscar-winner Mendes — in his follow-up to James Bond thriller “Skyfall” — and for Mark Thompson’s spectacular design. Thompson draws on a bag of tricks that ranges from animation to puppetry to shadow projections, and fans of the book will find its most amazing flights of fantasy recreated onstage, from the factory’s chocolate waterfall to Wonka’s great glass elevator and his workforce of diminutive Oompa Loompas. “The sets are massive, the special effects amazing,” said Daily Telegraph critic Charles Spencer. “If you want to see a fat boy sucked up a transparent tube or a girl metamorphosing before your very

eyes into a giant blueberry, berry, this is undoubtedly the show for or you.” Playwright Davidd Greig has adapted Dahl’s story ry of poor but imaginative Charlie rlie Bucket, who finds a golden ticket that allows him a tour off Wonka’s top-secret facility — alongside the far less wholesome ome children Augustus Gloop, p, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee and Veruca Salt. They come to gloriously riously sticky ends in Dahl’s ’s satire-tinged tale, updated ted by Greig and the songwriters writers for the era of the Internet ternet and reality TV. Douglas Hodge, one ne of Britain’s leading musicalicaltheater performers, won praise as a charming and unsettling Willy Wonka, nka, a role played onscreenn by Gene Wilder and Johnny hnny Depp. The Times’ Libby Purves called him “a clear, beautiful singer and an actor with immense heart ... (who) finds something mournful rnful and damaged in Wonka.” Nigel Planer, a former star of 1980s comedy “The Young Ones,” is the cast’s other big name ame as Charlie’s Grandpa Joe.

Tatum posts his baby’s photo to stop paparazzi Associated Press Writer NEW YORK — Rather than go the route of some celebrity parents, Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna decided to release their newborn daughter’s baby picture. According to Tatum, the choice was simple: be hounded by paparazzi, or control the release of the picture. He chose the latter and posted a family photo on his official Facebook page. While promoting his new action

film, “White House Down,” with Jamie Foxx, the 33-year year old actor said it was important tant to take “stalking photographers” s” out of the equation. “We have paparazzi out in front of everything trying to get the first picture,” he said. “And we didn’t want to sell it.” Tatum added: “We just wanted to let the fans and whoeverr wanted to see it, and that’s it.”

Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP

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