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Monday, April 28, 2014

‘Bollywood Oscars’ begin in US with star power

Associated Press Writer

TAMPA, Florida — The Indian film industry’s top awards show sailed into the U.S. with a pirate-themed opening musical number and celebrities ranging from “Slumdog Millionaire” star Anil Kapoor to John Travolta. Before a crowd of some 20,000, the International Indian Film Academy awards, informally known as the “Bollywood Oscars,” were being held in the United States for the first time Saturday. Co-hosts Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar, dressed in swashbuckling outfits, demanded the key to host city Tampa, Florida, from Mayor Bob Buckhorn, who was sitting in the front row at the city’s professional football stadium. “I will give you this key if and only if you entertain us,” said Buckhorn, after which Kapoor and Akhtar climbed onstage and proceeded to have a mock sword fight. Later, Anil Kapoor introduced Buckhorn, who thanked the crowd with “namaste.” Before the show started, Travolta,

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Kevin Spacey and dozens of Indian film stars including Deepika Padukone walked past hordes of international media. Unlike the Academy Awards, IIFA uses a green carpet instead of a red one. Travolta, who was to be honored with an award, posed for photos with his arm around actress Priyanka Chopra. During a packed news conference Saturday afternoon, the Oscar

Alaia Baldwin, left, Stephen Baldwin, center, and Hailey Rhode Baldwin pose for photographers as they walk the green carpet for 15th annual International Indian Film Awards Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.

‘Begin Again’ film of firsts for Levine, Knightley Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — For Keira Knightley and Adam Levine, their movie “Begin Again” is an experience of firsts. Knightley, an accomplished actress, sings in the movie. And Levine, frontman of the band Maroon 5, acts. Knightley recalls being “completely terrified” to sing. She spoke on the red carpet Saturday where the film closed the Tribeca Film Festival. Levine said he was “blown away” to be walking a red carpet for a movie role. He says he enjoyed the experience so much he might have caught the acting bug. “Begin Again” is directed by John Carney, who was behind the successful musical drama “Once.” It also stars Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld and Catherine Keener. CeeLo Green also has a small role. The movie opens in the U.S. in July.

Actor Adam Levine and director John Carney attend the premiere of “Begin Again” during the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in New York.

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winner said he is currently considering a role in a Bollywood movie. “I cannot deny music and dance in my life,” he told reporters. “It is part of my soul. This is part of most of Bollywood’s films, and I agree with it.” Also on Saturday afternoon, “House of Cards” star Spacey held a master acting class with Chopra. When asked what he thought about Hollywood and Bollywood working together, Spacey made the crowd of 300 roar with his answer: “Well, it’s about (expletive) time,” he said.

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Sanctions loom as observers held in east Ukraine

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South Korean PM resigns over ferry sinking AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken Sewol ferry weeps as she awaits news on her missing loved one at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Sunday, April 27, 2014. South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won (inzet) offered to resign Sunday.

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JINDO — South Korea’s president accepted her prime minister’s resignation Sunday over the government’s handling of a deadly ferry sinking, although she didn’t set a last day in office. In an extraordinary resignation statement to reporters, the prime minister blamed “deep-rooted evils” in society for a tragedy that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing.

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The resignation comes amid rising indignation over claims by the victims’ relatives that the government didn’t do enough to rescue or protect their loved ones. Most of the missing and dead were high school students on a school trip. Officials have taken into custody all 15 people involved in navigating the ferry that sank April 16, and a prosecutor revealed that investigators are also looking into

communications made as the ferry sank between a crew member and the company that owns the ship. South Korean executive power is largely concentrated in the president, Park Geun-hye, so the resignation by Prime Minister Chung Hong-won appears to be symbolic. Min Kyungwook, a presidential spokesman, told reporters that Park would accept the resignation but didn’t say when Chung would leave.

Chung was heckled by relatives and his car was blocked when he visited a shelter on an island near the site of the sinking a week ago. On Sunday, he gave his reasoning for the resignation offer to reporters in Seoul. “As I saw grieving families suffering with the pain of losing their loved ones and the sadness and resentment of the public, I thought I should take all responsibility as prime minister,” Chung said. “There have been so many varieties of irregularities that have continued in every corner of our society and practices that have gone wrong. I hope these deep-rooted evils get corrected this time and this kind of accident never happens again.” Meanwhile, senior prosecutorYang Jung-jin said Sunday that two helms-

men and two members of the steering crew had been formally arrested. They join 11 other crew members, including the captain, in detention. Yang also said that a crew member called the ship’s owner, Chonghaejin Marine Co. Ltd., as the ferry was listing April 16 but declined to disclose whether the caller was the captain. Local media reported that the captain called for company approval of an evacuation. Prosecutors said they are analyzing the content of communications between the ship and the company. The arrested crew members are accused of negligence and of failing to help passengers in need. The captain initially told passengers to stay in their rooms and took half an hour to issue an evacuation order, by which time the ship was tilting too severely

for many people to get out. Divers have recovered 188 bodies and 114 people are believed to be missing, though the governmentwide emergency task force has said the ship’s passengers list could be inaccurate. Only 174 people survived, including 22 of the 29 crew members. The seven surviving crew members who have not been arrested or detained held non-marine jobs such as chef or steward, Yang said from Mokpo, the southern city near the wreck site where prosecutors are based. Capt. Lee Joon-seok told reporters after his arrest that he withheld the evacuation order because rescuers had yet to arrive and he feared for passengers’ safety in the cold, swift water. Crew members have also defended their actions. Continued on page 6


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60 percent of Ban residents free from clean water crisis Bali Post

AMLAPURA - Representatives of BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers officially handed over cistern assistance to 13 groups at 13 barren hamlets at Ban, Kubu, Friday (Apr 25). One of the Ban community leaders, I Gede Tamu Sugiantara, representing the hamlet chiefs or group heads managing the clean water at the cisterns expressed his gratitude to good-doers or BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers.

DENPASAR - The annual cycle of dengue (DB) case began to appear. Even, it has spread to a number of areas in Denpasar. In one area, the dengue can infect 3 to 4 residents. At least, three dengue victims have been reported to the Denpasar Health Agency. A member of Commission B of the Denpasar House, I Wayan Suadi Putra, after the plenary session on the fraction perspective, Friday (Apr 25) admitted the dengue case began to spread in the

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SEMINYAK - Bali’s tribe of jet set gypsies all turned out to herald the much-anticipated arrival of Seminyak’s newest spot for dining and drinks: Island Café on a balmy Wednesday evening in April. Located on a quiet corner just off the bustling Oberoi Road; Island Café’s understated presence gives the appearance of an old world gas-lit Mediterranean cottage. Keeping with its policy of serving a crowd of those in the know, there is no sign on the building. Seating only thirty people,it is currently open exclusively by reservationat this time,featuring a special personalized menu created by star Bahamian Chef Miles Belfield. The crowd feasted on delicious samples of the chefs cuisine as the beautiful Hungarian violinist Helga regaled the crowd with her post modern electric violin accompanied by wild gypsy dancing performed by artist TitianaScali. The Sangria flowedfreely as people mingled and moved to the Island house sounds chosen from the more than 15,000 albums collected by the owner; so music

requests by the clientele may always be accommodated. The crowd spanned several generations of international travellers and long time Bali residents, many of them good friends and acquaintances, creating a cosy, familiar ambiance. Chef Miles rustic home style “CarribAsian” culinary creations are enhanced with the offerings of local artisans such as fresh Italian country breads,a selection of chutneys and jams,homemade French pastries and “Ibiza style” Spanish tortillas. The emphasis is on freshlocally grown organic, seasonal produce and the finest imported luxury foods and wines. The latest creation of local artist Pablo Gentile, Island Café will be officially open in the first week of May. If this soft opening night’s fete was an indication of what’s in store at Island Café, this venue is sure to be one of Bali’s finest.

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The representative of villages in Ban, Kubu, received the donation of BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers

Three died, people ask to alert to dengue

Bali Post

Monday, April 28, 2014

Soft opening of Island Café

13 more cisterns handed over

Tamu conveyed that with the help of a total of 15 cisterns along with the clean water pipeline worked on by the Ban residents about 60 percent of the Ban community could have enjoyed clean water all the year round. Meanwhile, about 40 percent or dozens of thousands of people had not been free from clean water crisis in dry season. “We expect the assistance of cisterns from BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers will not stop here. We are still in need of piping,” Tamu said. Accompanied by hamlet chief of Ban Nyoman Saba, Tamu said that two cisterns from BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers had also been handed over a few months ago. They respectively placed at Cutcut and Ban hamlet. Meanwhile, last Friday a total of 13 more units were handed over. Of the 13 units, only one unit was still worked on at the Asti hilltop, Ban village. “Terrain to the location of the cistern construction at Asti was indeed very heavy. Last Thursday (Apr 24), the groups working in mutual assistance had transported cement to that location. However, they backed down because the terrain was difficult to be passed through due to sharp uphill and has not been paved,” said of the group head, Nengah Musna. Of the existing groups, only 13 groups that had got the assistance in the form of cistern construction namely the Asti, Panek, Padangasah, Delundungan Kangin and Kelundungan Kauh, Perasan, Daya, Pengalusan, Mekarsari, Cutcut Tongtongan, Temakung and Bonyoh. In the meantime, two cisterns had already been inaugurated and handed over earlier at Cutcut and Ban hamlet. (013)

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region. He was worried because the case quickly spread so that relevant agencies should work closely with village officials or headman to anticipate the spread of the dengue by doing fogging (fumigation). Moreover, during climate change there would be an increase in the cycle of dengue in the city of Denpasar, particularly in South Denpasar. “Dengue mostly infected children,” said Suadi Putra. Suadi Putra asked the fogging activities should reach school areas especially elementary school

because students did a lot of activities outside the school building. It was feared because many students had been infected by dengue. On that account, the Denpasar Health Agency should immediately pay attention to this problem from the spreading to other places. “This epidemic must be addressed as soon as possible. The Health Agency must immediately deliver medicine and other aids that can be given to village heads in order to prevent the spread of dengue,” said the PDI-P politician from Sidakarya village.

The Head of Denpasar Health Agency, Luh Putu Sri Armini, when asked for her confirmation said the dengue case began to increase. Typically, the case would appear in May, but it had started to proliferate in advance. Even, the increase of dengue case had been seen to happen since January. She also admitted to have anticipated by performing mass fogging. Moreover, there had been a report that three residents had become victims. “If fogging is not enough, it must be followed by mosquito nest eradication by the commu-

nity,” said Sri Armini. Before the fogging, added Sri Armini, her party would distribute larvicide to kill larvae and mosquito larvae monitor (Jumantik) in order they came down to the field to monitor the checkered mosquito larva. Other than larvicide, her party also provided them with abate for water storage in order to be drained. “We’ve inspected the area of South Denpasar and found many larvae that could not only be fogged. However, it must be resumed with larvaciding en masse,” she said. (kmb12)

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Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


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Gaga over gorillas? 2 babies arrive at Bronx Zoo Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — A New York City zoo is celebrating the arrivals of two baby western lowland gorillas. They’re the first gorillas born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo since 2006. Zoo officials said Thursday the babies’ genders aren’t yet known. A gorilla named Julia gave birth on March 10. Another named Tuti had her baby on April 17. Newborns weigh around 5 pounds (2.25 kilograms). Females could grow up to weigh 250 pounds (115 kilograms), males about 450 pounds (200 kilograms). Gorilla infants are held by their mothers for the first four months of their lives. Zoo visitors can see the babies this spring if conditions such as the weather and temperature are right.

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Jerry Starr is pictured with Tobi, his four-year-old shih tzu-yorkie mix dog at a park in Del City, Okla., Thursday, April 17, 2014. Starr was not allowed to take the dog into a shelter during the May 20, 2013 tornado and opted to stay outside the shelter in his car with his dog.

Associated Press Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY — Jerry Starr thought he was taking the safe approach when a twister was reported heading toward his suburban neighborhood outside Oklahoma City last May. He grabbed his teenage daughter Dyonna and his dog and drove to the local City Hall, which serves as a public storm shelter. than hunkering down in safety. “Pets and sheltering is always a problem,” said David Grizzle, emergency management coordinator for the college town of Norman, which closed its public shelters last fall because of problems with pets and overcrowding. “Pets come in and sometimes they’re hard to control,” he said, describing past scenes of dozens of frantic dogs along with snakes, chickens and even iguanas brought inside. Access to shelters has gotten special attention in Oklahoma this year after 79 tornadoes strafed the state in 2013, the second highest total in the nation, killing 34 people and injuring hundreds. Most of the victims were in cars, houses or unreinforced buildings. A joint state-federal program offered up to a $2,000 rebate to help eligible homeowners install fortified “safe rooms” or above or underground shelters. “One of the most common inju-

ries that people may sustain during tornadoes, storms or straight-line winds are injuries from falling or flying debris, so it’s important to take shelter,” said Keli Cain, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. But while the number of in-home shelters is growing, most people in small towns and of modest incomes depend on sturdy public buildings like schools, hospitals and courthouses. And more than 60 percent of households have pets. At city council and campus administration meetings this spring, officials reviewing local emergency plans are again debating the implications of turning animals away. “People are so attached to their pets, I don’t think it’s even possible to ban them,” said Byron Boshell, director of Security at Oklahoma City’s Integris Baptist Medical Center, where people from surrounding neighborhoods come when funnel clouds approach.

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Tax Office targets villa owners Bali Post

MANGUPURA - In addition to targeting the owners of luxury cars in Bali, the Regional Office of Directorate General of Taxation (DJP) of Bali also targets villa owners that have not been touched by tax. Many villas alleged to be dominantly owned by foreigners are scattered in Badung County. “The villas paying no taxes are generally not registered. To my knowledge, in front of the villa is only posted a sign board saying ‘for rent’ without mentioning the clear name of the villa. Besides, the owner is not in place or living outside Bali,” said the Head of Technical Support and Consultancy of DJP Bali, Sunarko, in Kuta, recently. According to him, the construction of villas, property and residences had become the leading revenue source of the tax office. The property sector contributed approximately 50 percent of the tax revenue. In the Premier Tax

Office (KPP Pratama) of South Badung itself, of the tax revenue targeted at IDR 910 billion in 2013, virtually 60 percent was contributed by property sector. “Indeed, the property sector has a large enough share of the tax revenue,” he said briefly. Nevertheless, numerous tax sources of central government, recognized Sunarko, had been handed over to regional government, ranging from the acquisition fee of land and building (BPHTB) to property tax (PBB) and had now been managed by regional government. “Some of our revenue sources have been

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man into custody. The Boeing 737-800 was carrying 137 passengers and seven crew members from Brisbane, Australia, to Bali, which is a leading tourist destination for Australians. No passengers or crew were hurt in the incident, according to the airline.

delegated to regional government such the acquisition fee of land and building and property tax,” he said. He said the DJP Bali had collaborated with local immigration authorities to curb the villas in Bali belonging to foreigners. “Our cooperation with the immigration office is to oversee the villas belonging to foreigners that have not been registered in tax office. This year, we also focus on controlling the villa because they retain a great potential of tax,” he said. It was mentioned that his party would map the region where the

tax target located. The tax to be charged for tourist accommodation consisted of the land acquisition, land purchase up to the operations. “Probably, the accommodations have a license or not,” he said. Chairman of the Bali Villa Association (BVA), Jero Mangku Wayan Suteja, also suspected there were some villa businessmen that did not pay taxes. Moreover, many villa accommodation buildings were established on a cliff and they were alleged to have no permit. Based on spatial rules, the government did not allow establishing any building on the edge of the cliff. “The rule allows building on the cliff at twice depth of the abyss. If there are people building on a cliff, they are likely to be unlicensed and obviously do not pay taxes because they clearly infringe

the rules,” he explained. He admitted the competition among the villas in Bali was increasingly difficult due to proliferation of villas in Bali, especially in the region highly favored by tourists such as Badung and Gianyar. Even, its average annual growth reached 10 percent. “The competition will be increasingly intense because more and more villas are built every year. Due to such rapid growth of the villas, they are widely seen as in Badung and Ubud areas,” he said. He mentioned the number of villas in Bali had reached over 1,200 villas, where 700 villas were located in Badung and the rest scattered in Tabanan, Buleleng, Klungkung, Gianyar and other areas. “The unlicensed villas are more than 10 percent,” he said. (kmb27)

Drunken passenger caused ‘hijacked’ scare

Tornado shelters face dilemma with pet lovers But when he arrived, a police officer told him that the only way they could come in was if Tobi, his shih tzu-yorkie mix, stayed outside. No pets allowed. So Starr and Tobi rode out the storm in his car, one of the most dangerous places he could be. “I love her and there’s no way I was going to live knowing I was abandoning her,” said Starr, of Del City. Modern forecasting technology now gives residents hours of notice of threatening conditions and precise projections of a storm’s likely path. Residents are bombarded with broadcast warnings to take shelter. But as the spring storm season arrives in Tornado Alley, emergency officials are still wrestling with a dilemma posed by man’s best friends. Since many public shelters won’t accept animals, people wind up dashing across town to rescue their pets or staying in unprotected houses rather

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In this photo taken on April 11, 2014, and provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, “Tutti,” a female Western Lowland gorilla holds her baby at the Bronx Zoo Congo Gorilla Forest in New York.

KUTA - A drunken passenger made a flight of Virgin Australia chaotic on Friday. The passenger, Matt Christopher mistakenly knocked on cockpit door when he want to go to toilet during a flight from Brisbane to Bali. The airport was closed for nearly two hours because of the incident, forcing several flights to be diverted, air force base commander Col. Sugiharto Prapto said. The Australian passenger acted aggressively and began pounding on the cockpit door before being handcuffed by the crew, police said. He was arrested for creating a disturbance and investigators said they were waiting for him to sober up before questioning him. Bali police chief Maj. Gen. Benny Mokalu told reporters that after the man began beating on the locked cockpit door, the pilot issued an alert code to air traffic control. The crew then managed to restrain the man and put him in a rear seat for the remaining hour of the flight. Prapto said the plane was directed to park at the end of the runway in case explosives or weapons were involved. Scores of troops surrounded the jet. “We immediately took appropriate security measures involving troops because the initial information that we got was that the plane was hijacked,” Prapto said. He said air force troops approached the plane and took the

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Indonesia will only investigate the incident related to a drunken passenger on board the Virgin Australia flight, an official said. “We as a country used for landing could only investigate to find the motive behind it,” head of the Sub-Directorate of Civil Investigators and Flight Security Personnel of Air Transportation, Rico Richardo. He said the jurisdiction for law enforcement regarding the incident lies in the hands of the Australian government since the actor involved and the aircraft came from that country. “According to the Tokyo Convention of 1963 regarding flights, criminal law enforcement authority is held by the country where the plane is registered, in this case Australia,” he said. Although the convention was recently updated in Montreal, Canada, Indonesia has not yet ratified it,” he added. If the convention had been recognized and ratified by the country, it would have had the authority to conduct law enforcement, he said. “It applies not only to Indone-

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A drunken passenger made a flight of Virgin Australia chaotic on Friday. The passenger, Matt Christopher mistakenly knocked on cockpit door when he want to go to toilet during a flight from Brisbane to Bali. sia but also to other countries as well,” he said. Based on that the results, the investigation would be later handed over to the country of the plane’s origin, he said. He said the crew would soon

be investigated, but declined to say where the investigation was taking place. Rico said Law number 1 of 2009 relating to aviation could not be applied to the person concerned because the plane is not

registered in Indonesia and the violation was done on a foreign flagged plane. Regarding deportation, he said coordination is still to be made with the immigration office, he said.


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Rotting corpse found at Candidasa Bali Post

AMLAPURA - Residents of Candidasa, Karangasem, were stricken by commotion, Friday (Apr 25). It happened because a figure of decomposing corpse was found about 1 km at sea of Candidasa.

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MANGUPURA - Another action of villa burglary occurred in Badung, Wednesday (Apr 23). At this time, it happened to Villa Ahimsa located at Mengening hamlet, Cemagi village, Mengwi. As a result, the burglar managed to take away a total of EUR 800, PLN 150, IDR 700,000, USD 15, EUR 1,450 and HKD 200. Due to the burglary, the total loss was estimated to reach IDR 57.832 million. The case was then reported to Mengwi Police. Police source revealed on Friday (Apr 25) there were four guests staying at the Villa Ahimsa, namely Albin Fizek, Tamara Fizek, Kenneth Madsen and Victor Martin. Each guest was staying in a different room. “So, the four victims belong to a single family who were staying at the Villa Ahimsa, but they lived in different room,” he said. At the night before the incident, according to the source, the four victims had a drink together in the villa lobby. However, when drinking together, the four tourists did not lock the

villa room. Nevertheless, there were no signs of theft when returning. “When they returned around 2:00 a.m., there were no signs of theft or loss,” he said. However, when they woke up around 7:30 a.m., in fact their room had been in disarray. Having been checked, each guest lost money in the room, such as Albin Fizek lost EUR 800 and PLN 150; Tamara Fizek lost IDR 700,000 and USD 15; Kenneth Madsen lost EURO 1,450 and Victor Martin lost HKD 200. However, their electronic items and other valuables were still in place while the missing item was only money. “So, they only lost money totally amounting to IDR 57.832 million,” he said. Then, he added that such incident was then reported to Badung Police. Meanwhile, Chief of Badung Police Criminal Investigator, Wisnu Wardana, justified that his party had deployed criminal police unit of Badung Police and immediately dealt with the case. “After receiving the report from the Villa Ahimsa, we immediately deployed the apparatus to conduct an investigation,” he said. (nik)

Sanctions loom as observers held in east Ukraine SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — As Western governments vowed to impose more sanctions against Russia and its supporters in eastern Ukraine, a group of foreign military observers remained in captivity Saturday accused of being NATO spies by a pro-Russian insurgency. The German-led, eight-member team was traveling under the auspices of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe when they were detained Friday.

Fishermen are fishing on Candi Dasa Beach.

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National SAR Agency of Karangasem and Unit Chief of Marine and Air Police of Karangasem Police, Made Wartama, said at Candidasa that the corpse was put into a body bag and loaded onto a rubber boat. After that, it was taken to the ground and temporarily commended in the morgue of Karangasem Hospital. The corpse, said Wartama, was difficult to identify because it had rotted. It had been swollen and pungent. The corpse was alleged to be male. Meanwhile, it was suspected a local resident, not tourist. In the past few days, there had been no report about missing people or missing fishermen in Karangasem, but last month there was a missing fishermen alleged to have drowned in the sea or the Lombok Strait. The missing fisherman was resident from Kusambi hamlet, Bunutan, Karangasem. The victim’s child was found floating on the victim’s boat near the waters of Nusa Penida. Unfortunately, the fisherman was not found yet so far. (013)

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Minimal lighting, Alit Saputra square prone to be abused Bali Post

TABANAN - Shortage of lighting at the Alit Saputra Square at Dangin Carik, Delod Peken village, Tabanan, is criticized by a number of communities. Since the fence is broken and equipped with jogging track, the square has actually been prone to be misused, especially in the northern area denoting an artificial forest. Moreover, at night with dark ambience, the square is feared to be misused by young people who hang out until late night. So, they hoped the nicely arranged square should be immediately equipped with lighting. Besides, the square is crowded by residents to do a variety of sports activities, even until late afternoon. Related to such condition, the Head of Tabanan Public Works, I GN Anom Anthara, when asked for his confirmation on Tuesday (Apr 22) said the lighting had been planned for several months and would be installed in this budget year. However, IGN Anom said the in-

stallation could not be made because it was still constrained by the newly completed tender process. Nevertheless, he insisted the Alit Saputra Square would be bright this year in accordance with the expectation of Tabanan community. “This year, the lighting will be installed because the tender has been completed and it just needs the contract process,” he explained. Further, he said though the lighting installation in the field had been ascertained, he did not know how much budget would be issued. “In terms of planning, the lighting will be possibly installed at some points only. Perhaps, the forest area located in the north will not get the lighting installation,” he explained. Although the forest area frequently feared to be vulnerably abused, it seemed to get no lighting installation. Nevertheless, his party guaranteed to constantly attempt in order the location could get lighting, although the numbers were limited. (kmb28)

Vyacheslav Ponomarev, the selfproclaimed “people’s mayor” of Slovyansk, described the detained observers as “captives” and said that they were officers from NATO member states. “As we found maps on them containing information about the location of our checkpoints, we get the impression that they are officers carrying out a certain spying mission,” Ponomarev said, adding they could be released in exchange for jailed pro-Russian activists. Outside Slovyansk, a city about 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of Russia, Ukraine government forces continued operations to form a security cordon as it attempts to quell unrest threatening to derail the planned May 25 presidential election. The U.S. and other nations in the Group of Seven said in a joint statement released Friday night by the White House that they plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia in response to its actions

in Ukraine. The West has accused Russia of using covert forces to encourage unrest in Ukraine and says Moscow has done nothing to pressure pro-Russian militias to free police stations and government buildings in at least 10 cities across the region. Condemning Russia’s earlier annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula, the G-7 said: “We will now follow through on the full legal and practical consequences of this illegal annexation, including but not limited to the economic, trade and financial areas.” U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tried to keep building support for sanctions during phone calls Saturday to the prime ministers of Hungary and the Czech Republic. The European Union is also planning more sanctions, and ambassadors from the bloc’s 28 member nations will meet Monday in Brussels to add to the list of Russian officials and pro-Russian leaders in Ukraine that have been sanctioned

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Ukrainian government troops inspect a truck on a country road outside the town of Svyitohirsk near Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, April 26, 2014.

with asset freezes and a travel ban. The foreign military observer team detained by pro-Russian forces was made up of three German soldiers, a German translator

and one soldier each from Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden and Denmark. Germany’s Defense Ministry said the team also included five Ukrainians. Tim Guldimann,

the OSCE’s special envoy for Ukraine, told German public radio WDR on Saturday that “efforts are being made to solve this issue.” He declined to elaborate.

Sherpas struggle with climbing season in disarray Associated Press Writer

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This April 24, 2014 photo released by Adrian Ballinger, founder and head guide of Alpenglow Expeditions, shows a meeting between Nepalese government delegation and Sherpa mountain guides near Everest base camp, Nepal.

KATMANDU, Nepal — With Mount Everest’s climbing season in disarray, the Sherpa guides who decided to abandon the mountain this year after a deadly avalanche said Friday that they would struggle to make ends meet. Last week’s avalanche was the deadliest ever recorded on Everest, killing 16 of the guides and exposing long-simmering resentment by Sherpas who say they face disproportionate risks ushering foreign tourists up the highest mountain in the world. While the work on Everest is dangerous, it has also become the most sought-after source of income for many in Nepal’s ethnic Sherpa community. A top high-altitude guide can earn $6,000 in a three-month climbing season — nearly 10 times Nepal’s $700 average annual salary. “I have children and a family to take care of. I got some money and don’t know if I will get the rest or not,” said Ang Sherpa, who was trekking back to

his village Friday. “Mountain climbing was the main chunk of our income, but we have a small tea store on the side of the trail near Namche village, where we serve snacks for the trekkers.” Many of those who left the mountain said the risks and respect for those killed in the April 18 avalanche outweighed the money they would make. “I got about half the pay for what I would have earned this season, but that’s enough for now,” said Dawa, who is among those who declared 2014 a “black year” on Everest and will be returning home. “There is always going to be another season. The mountain is always there. There will always be mountaineering and mountaineers,” said Dawa, who uses one name. Most attempts to reach Everest’s summit are made in mid-May, when a brief window normally offers better weather. Many Sherpas have other, less lucrative jobs during the off-season, including farming and running hotels and restaurants.


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Siemens ready to talk ‘strategic opportunities’ with Alstom Agence France-Presse

BERLIN - German industrial Siemens said Sunday it was ready to discuss strategic opportunities with French engineering group Alstom after reports it was considering a takeover offer. “Siemens has submitted a letter to the board of Alstom to signal its willingness to discuss future strategic opportunities,” the company said in a

statement, adding that it would make no further comment at this time. Siemens made the announcement just as Alstom is being pur-

sued by US giant General Electric, and a day after a source close to the matter said the German company was planning a rival bid. GE’s chief executive Jeffrey Immelt is due in Paris later Sunday for talks with senior French government officials about its potential offer for Alstom, a highly politically sensitive symbol of engineering prowess

in France and a key exporter. The company is facing a financial crunch and its shares have dropped sharply in the last year. Although the French state has not held a stake in Alstom since 2006, Immelt is due to hold talks with Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg and Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Sunday, according

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Cliffs along Tembuku road sections prone to avalanche

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LONDON — The Fitch ratings agency has upgraded Spain’s credit grade, citing an improvement in the outlook of the country’s finances and economy. The agency lifted the country’s sovereign rating Friday by one notch to BBB+ from BBB. In a report, Fitch said the “economic reforms of the labor market, pension system, fiscal framework and financial sector that have been enacted by the authorities since the start of the crisis have improved the longer-term outlook.” Spain was among the European countries hardest hit by the financial crisis. The property market’s collapse in 2008 pushed the economy into recession and the government needed help from other eurozone countries to rescue its banks. Spain’s government said in a statement that it valued the new rating because it was recognition of the government’s commitment to reform. “These reforms will solidify the economic recovery, which will help to contain the deficit and permit net job creation this year,” the statement said. Although unemployment is still near 26 percent, Spain’s economy is out of recession and government borrowing rates have dropped.

Having signed the MOU of cooperation with the Tabanan government, the Toyama Municipality, Japan, came down again to the area of Jatiluwih. It was intended to perform an assessment with farmers at Subak Jatiluwih, Friday (Apr 25).

to several sources. France’s government wants to obtain guarantees on “jobs, the location of activities and energy independence”, said President Francois Hollande’s office. When Alstom was on the brink of collapse in 2003-2004, the French state strongly opposed a takeover by Siemens.

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In this file photo taken March 2, 2011, a forklift arranges the shipping containers near a port in Shanghai. U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world’s other major economies. So says a new private study issuing a report Friday April 25, 2014, which found that rising wages and higher energy costs have diminished China’s long-standing edge over the United States.

BANGLI - The existence of cliff along the roadside of Tembuku, Bangli, is prone to avalanche. High cliffs with a fairly unstable soil condition are very hazardous to road users. Moreover, condition of the cliff located precisely at Bangbang village has begun to erode at the bottom. Based on field observation, the cliff had a height of about 10 meters. The soil at the bottom of the cliff seemed to have been gradually eroded. Such condition certainly threatened the safety of residents, especially those passing nearby. Moreover, the rain frequently flushed Bangli in the afternoon in the past few days. One of the local residents, Kadek Susila, admitted to be anxious when passing through the line connecting Klungkung County to Bangli. “As frequently passing through the border, we are afraid and must look right and left for fear of the cliff will suddenly avalanche,” he said. According to him, such sufficiently hazardous condition should be made a kind of revetment to strengthen the position of the cliff. As a result, the cliff would not easily avalanche when it rained again. “I think the only solution to prevent the avalanche is that the government makes a kind of revetment along the cliff,” he added. In addition to preventing the possibility of the avalanche, the revetment made would make the scenery around the cliff to look to be more organized. All this time, the avalanched cliff areas often left a pretty awful condition to be viewed. (ina)

Toyama Municipality studied farmers of Subak Jatiluwih Bali Post

TABANAN - Having signed the MOU of cooperation with the Tabanan government, the Toyama Municipality, Japan, came down again to the area of Jatiluwih. It was intended to perform an assessment with farmers at Subak Jatiluwih, Friday (Apr 25). Arrival of the Municipality of Toyama, Japan, for the fourth time to Jatiluwih area was to socialize the grant aid in the form of eco-friendly hydroelectric power generation engine to farmers of Subak Jatiluwih. The Toyama Municipality represented by Takata Koshin explained that the visit at this time was to conduct a research scheduled to be held in October. Among others, the study would highlight the water flow, water velocity and water discharge. To that end, he requested the cooperation of farmers to support any research process. “The success of this study lies in the participation of the community. Then, I expect the cooperation of farmers to actively participate in this study,” he hoped. He also added there were some advantages to be gained if farmers applied the eco-friendly power generator

such as to create jobs, earn additional income as a new tourist destination, generate green electricity, attract younger generation to move the sector of agriculture, produce quality rice and improve the life of farmers. “Many advantages will be acquired. But the drawback of this engine is only one, namely garbage,” he said. The socialization made by the Toyama Municipality received a positive response from the chief of local subak organization, Nyoman Sutama. According to him, all farmers would fully support the use of hydroelectric power generator if it could provide maximal benefits for the sustainability of agriculture at Jatiluwih. “If it can provide benefits without destroying the beauty of Jatiluwih area, there is no reason for us to reject it,” he pointed out. Meanwhile, subdistrict head of Penebel, Agus Hendra Manik, also ap-

preciated to the efforts made by Toyama Municipality to participate in promoting the agriculture in Tabanan. Moreover, Jatiluwih area itself had become a barometer of the agriculture in Tabanan or even in the world. “I hope that any future policy made later on will remain to give top priority to the welfare of farmers and agricultural sustainability at Jatiluwih,” he explained. Meanwhile, the Head of Tabanan Agriculture Agency, Nyoman Budana, revealed that such a visit remained in the exploratory stage. Other than making socialization to farmers, it would also make socialization to central government and the UNESCO. “We hope this program can run properly and get the support from all parties. Thus, the agriculture in Tabanan will increasingly be developed and can maintain the predicate as the rice granary of Bali,” he concluded. Subak Jatiluwih itself spread across an area of 303 hectares and consists of seven subgroups (Tempekan). They are the Telabah Gede, Kedamaian, Besi Kalung, Gunung Sari, Gunung Sari Uma Kayu, Uma Dui and Kesambi. (kmb28)


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Voting begins for double Macedonia election Associated Press Writer

SKOPJE, Macedonia — Polls have opened for Macedonia’s double election, a presidential election runoff and snap national elections. Conservatives are favored to win both contests. Nearly 1.8 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots Sunday at more than 3,500 polling stations that opened at 7 a.m local time (0500 GMT) and will close at 7 p.m. (1700 GMT) About 10,000 domestic and 550 international observers are monitoring the vote. Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov is favored to win a second 5-year term. Ivanov won nearly 52 percent in the first round two weeks ago, while opponent Stevo Pendarovski received 37.5 percent. Prime minister Nikola Gruevski, the leader of conservative VMRO-DPMNE, is hoping to win an outright majority in the 123member parliament.

South Korean... AP Photo/Kaung Htet

In this Nov. 28, 2013 photo, a boat which was intended to carry fleeing Rohingya Muslims until doubts arose about its seaworthiness, is docked at a lagoon near the The’ Chaung refugee camp on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar.

Desperate Rohingya kids flee alone by boat Associated Press Writer

SITTWE, Myanmar — The two children stood on the beach, torn between land and sea. They couldn’t go back to their tiny Muslim village in Myanmar’s northwest Rakhine because it had been burned down by an angry Buddhist mob. In the chaos, they became separated from their family and gave up hope of finding them alive after seven months of searching. The only way was forward. Hungry and scared, Mohamad Husein, 15, and his sister Senwara Begum, 9, climbed on board a rickety boat crammed with others fleeing home. They had no way of knowing they were among hundreds, if not thousands, of ethnic Rohingya children who have left Myanmar by sea since the country was first gripped by sectarian violence two years ago, or that they were joining one of the world’s biggest boat exoduses since the Vietnam War. Despite pleas from the United Nations, which considers members of the religious minority among the most persecuted groups on earth, nearby countries shove them back to sea or bar them altogether. “The sense of desperation and hopelessness is growing,” warned Vivian Tan of the U.N. Refugee

Agency. About 1.3 million Rohingya live in Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist country of 60 million that only recently emerged from decades of military rule. The government considers them illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh, though some families have lived here for generations. Since the transition to democracy began three years ago, Buddhist mobs have killed up to 280 Rohingya and forced more than 140,000 others from their homes. The violence, which first flared in mid-2012, has forced about 75,000 people to flee, according to Chris Lewa of the nonprofit Arakan Project. Nearly 2,000 people have died or gone missing at sea during that time, she added. And women and children now make up 5 percent to

15 percent of those leaving, The Associated Press reported the children’s story based on interviews and data from Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Their small boat was packed with 63 people, including 14 children and 10 women. They baked in the sun and vomited from the waves. Nearly two weeks passed, and then a boat with at least a dozen Myanmar soldiers approached. They kicked and bludgeoned the Rohingya men with wooden planks and iron rods, several passengers said. “Tell us, do you have your Allah?” one Rohingya survivor quoted the soldiers as saying. “There is no Allah!” They tied Mohamad’s hands and lit a match, laughing as the smell of burnt flesh wafted from his blistering arm. Senwara watched helplessly.

From page 1 Helmsman Oh Yong-seok, one of those arrested Saturday, has said he and several crew members did their best to save people. He said that he and four crew members worked from nearby boats to smash windows on the sinking ferry, dragging six passengers stuck in cabins to safety. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said it would soon change ferry systems so that passenger, vehicle and cargo information is processed electronically. There is not only uncertainty about how many people were on the Sewol, but a huge discrepancy regarding the amount of cargo it was carrying when it sank. The Sewol was carrying an estimated 3,608 tons of cargo, according to an executive of the company that loaded it. That far exceeds what the captain claimed in paperwork — 150 cars and 657 tons of other cargo, according to the coast guard — and is more than three times what an inspector who examined the vessel during a redesign last year said it could safely carry. Yang, the prosecutor, said that the cause of the sinking could be due to excessive veering, improper stowage of cargo, modifications made to the ship and tidal influence. He said investigators would determine the cause by consulting with experts and using simulations. Prosecutors have also seized documents from Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center and Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center, Yang said, and are analyzing communication messages, vessel tracking data and security camera recordings and others. The centers communicated with Sewol crew members as the ship listed and filled with water. The communications revealed confusion and indecision on the evacuation. Despite bad weather, dozens of divers planned to continue underwater searches Sunday for the missing, said Ko Myung-seok, a spokesman for the emergency task force. Ko said the weather was worsening Sunday, with a high-seas advisory and rapid ocean currents. Officials in charge of the search effort said divers had reached two large rooms where many of the lost may lie dead. The rooms are sleeping units designed for many people — one in the stern and one in the bow. Fifty students from Danwon High School in Ansan were booked into one of them. Students from the city near Seoul make up more than 80 percent of the dead and missing; they had been on their way to the southern tourist island of Jeju. Large objects that toppled when the ferry tipped over and sank are believed to be keeping divers from reaching bodies in at least one of the rooms. “I just want to find my son’s corpse. I want to see him one last time and hold a funeral for him,” said Lim Hee-bin, as he exhaled cigarette smoke near his tent at Paengmok port in Jindo. “But the government search operation is too slow. It’s total nonsense.” Lim said his son, Lim Hyun-jin, called him as the ship sank but the call was cut off. His son also sent him blurry and shaky photos showing his friends wearing orange life jackets and seated in a cabin. “There are the last photos he sent me,” Lim said. “These show they were in a dangerous situation.”

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INDONESIA KPAI launches campaign against sexual abuse Antara

JAKARTA - The Indonesian Commission for Child Protection (KPAI) held a rally in Jalan MH Thamrin, Jakarta, on Sunday calling for an end to sexual violence against children. KPAI Chairman Asrorun Ni’am Sholeh on the occasion made orations and proclaimed the Independence of Indonesian Children from all forms of sexual violence in the event, which was titled “Stop Sexual Violence Against Child Campaign.” “The Indonesian people are still colonized by crooks and perpetrators of sexual abuses against children. The nation still serves as a fertile ground for villains and as a paradise for predators who commit their crimes inside strong and tightly protected walls,,, Are we prepared to be continuously colonized (by these crooks)?” Niam yelled. Minister for Women Empowerment and Child Protection Linda Amalia Sari, Indonesian twins activist and psychologist Kak Seto, Mrs Hatta Raja (wife of chief economic minister Hatta Rajasa), the chairman of the Indonesian Women organization Kowani, teachers, students, KPAI commissioners and various people’s elements who care for children’s fate attended the rally. “Now is the time for us to wage a war against sexual crime, particularly sexual abuse against children. We should fight against all elements that would trigger sexual violence against children; pornography, free sex, obscene acts, homosexuality and other sexual deviation behaviors,” he said. The KPAI has since of late given serious attention to a sexual abuse case of a child at the Jakarta International School (JIS). After all, it has discovered another alleged victim of sexual assault at IS in South Jakarta. “KPAI has received an official report about

another alleged victim,” KPAI commissioner Putu Elvina said at the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Headquarters here Thursday. Elvina stated that KPAI, the Victim and Witness Protection Institute (LPSK) had come to the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Headquarters to trace information about the discovery. She confirmed that she would report the discovery as new evidence to deepen the investigation in the earlier sexual violence case of a six-year old JIS pre-school child AK. She could not yet explain in detail about the forms of sexual violence suffered by the new victim as he was still under medication examination. Elvina pointed out that the new victim had just ascertained the physical violence that he had received at the school. She added that the new victim was a class mate of AK, the one who was subjected to sexual assaults by the cleaning service workers at the school. The JIS meanwhile, claimed that it was not aware of the victim’s discovery. “The Jakarta International School has not had enough information about the case,” JIS principal Timothy Carr declared, in a written statement received here on Thursday. “We are now still collecting as much information as possible, including contacting the family of the victim,” he added. He asserted JIS would tell about the issue soon after adequate information had been collected.

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though rose in value to 290.17 million dollars. In the following two years, imports increased to 106,570 tons in 2011 and 137,425 tons in 2012, worth 507.18 million and 658.9 million dollars, respectively. “Control over tobacco will trigger imports of bigger volumes. We can export tobacco so that plantation need not be banned,” he said. He said that national tobacco plantations have increased over the past five years. In 2009, the acreage under tobacco plantations in the country reached 209,316.56 hectares with production reaching 187,521.06 tons. It increased to 269,435.48 hectares in 2012 with a production of 263,677.90 tons. He said that tobacco plantations covered 269,382.59 hectares in 2013 with production rising to 268,423.50 tons.

Tobacco control adversely boosts imports

JAKARTA - The controls on cigarettes/tobacco imposed by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) will have an adverse effect and increase the import of tobacco, a director general said. “If tobacco is controlled, imports will increase,” the Director General for Plantation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Gamal Nasir, said on Saturday. He said that in 2007, Indonesia’s tobacco exports reached 46,834 tons, worth 124.4 million US dollars. The figure then increased to 57,408 tons, worth 195.63 million dollars, but in 2012, it dropped to 37,110 tons valued at 159.56 million dollars. In the meantime, he said, tobacco imports in 2007 stood at 69,742 tons and were worth 267.08 million dollars but dropped to 65,685 tons in 2010

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Fight againts illegal fishing intensify Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia will never give up on efforts to combat the menace of illegal fishing on its territory as poaching activities wreak serious economic and environmental damage on the nation. The maritime affairs and fisheries ministry disclosed that the country was losing Rp101 trillion or US$ 8.8 million a year due to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities conducted in its waters. It also results in the Indonesian government losing revenue from foregone tax on fishery products and in fuel subsidy due to IUU fishing, the secretary to the maritime affairs and fisheries ministry’s director general for supervision of fishery resources, Ida Kusuma Wardaningsih, stated recently. Besides, the local fishermen, especially those working as small scale communities, could not compete with illegal fishermen who usually deploy bigger ships to poach in Indonesian waters, she added. Another negative impact that illegal fishing has is the damage it does to Indonesia’s environment, Ida pointed out. According the United Nations Environment Program, IUU fishing accounts for 30 percent of the world’s fish catch, with illegal and unreported catches globally representing between 11 and 26 million tonnes. Globally, the IUU fishing costs an estimated 10-23.5 billion US dollars annually. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recognized that IUU fishing is a global threat to long-term sustainable fishing, particularly in developing countries. Speaking at the Global Oceans Action Summit held in The Hague on April 22, 2014, Árni M. Mathiesen, the FAO assistant director-general, said marine resources have been essential for world food security, and will continue to be even more so in the future. The FAO continues to work towards ushering in improvements in the field of fisheries, including providing better tools against IUU fishing by operationalizing global record keeping within the next two years, the FAO official said. At the Summit, Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister, Sharif Cicip Sutardjo, reaffirmed the country’s commitment to fight against IUU fishing activities which are detrimental to the country’s fisheries resources as well as its economy. “Indonesia welcomes and fully supports the recent declarations by the FAO, among others, to combat illegal fishing. The FAO has identified IUU fishing

as a major impediment in achieving sustainable fishing globally,” Minister Sutardjo, who led Indonesia’s delegation during the Summit, said. He said combating IUU fishing, even within the national jurisdiction, was challenging, but was more so in areas falling outside the countries’ exclusive economic zones. “There is no alternative than for countries to work together to deter and effectively reduce these destructive activities which continue to cause losses of billions of dollars to our economy,” the minister stated. Indonesian waters occupy at least 70 percent of its national territory. The country’s economy traditionally depends on the oceans and their natural resources. Being one of the world’s largest maritime countries with about 5.8 million square kilometers of marine territory, Indonesia has around 92,000 km-long beach and coastal areas. Safeguarding the vast water territories is not easy, particularly when there are not adequate facilities, such as enough number of water patrol boats. Despite some limitations in protecting its water territory, the Indonesian government is determined to fight against IUU fishing. The Riau Islands provincial territory includes some areas of the South China Sea. For several years, fishermen from Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia frequented this area for illegal fishing. “On January 4, the fishermen were caught on board four big fishing vessels in the waters of the Anambas District. They entered the Riau Island waters through the South China Sea,” the Commander of Bisma 8001 water patrol boat, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Sigit N. Hidayat, clarified. Vietnamese fishing ships have topped the list of fish poachers in the Indonesian waters over the past six years, according to the fishery and marine resource ministry. The director of surveillance ships of the ministry’s directorate general of fishery and marine resources control, Budi Halomuan, said that 417 Vietnamese ships were seized during 2007-2014. He said the Vietnamese fishing ships came to South China Sea before entering the waters in Indonesia’s maritime boundary in north Natuna. Most Vietnamese ships that were caught by surveillance ships had no legal documents for fishing in the country’s waters and used trawlers, which were banned in Indonesia. The second-largest number of such ships that violated the Indonesian territorial waters came from Thailand.


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Pacers even series with Hawks, winning 91-88

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GIANYAR - Keramas Beach had pretty good waves and became a favorite for surfers from around the world. With such advantage, the Keramas Beach was frequently made to host international surfing competitions. The beaches in Gianyar County had great potential to invite a lot of international surfers.

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ATLANTA — Paul George and David West hit key 3-pointers at the end as the top-seeded Indiana Pacers held off the Atlanta Hawks 91-88 to even the NBA opening-round series at two wins apiece. Elsewhere Saturday, Miami moved to a 3-0 series lead by defeating the Charlotte Bobcats 98-85, Vince Carter hit a three pointer after the buzzer to down Western Conference top seeds San Antonio 109-108 and Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 92-89 in overtime. In a game they had to have, the Pacers finally showed some grit and regained the home-court edge. George put the Pacers ahead 86-85

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de Silvestro makes Formula 1 debut with Sauber

Simona de Silvestro made her Formula 1 debut on Saturday, testing a Sauber at Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit. The Swiss racer, who joined the team this year as an ‘affiliated driver’, completed a total of 112 laps of the Italian track at the wheel of a two-year-old Sauber C31. The car did not have KERS and was using special Pirelli tyres. No times were issued by the team. “Although it’s something very special to drive a Formula 1 car, I was not too nervous in the morning,” said de Silvestro, the first woman to finish on the podium on a street circuit in IndyCar. “I was more focused on what my job would be. “But, after completing the installation lap, I realised that this was my first lap in a Formula 1 car, and that this was something really special. “What impressed me most was the downforce of the car and the braking. When I did my first lap the brakes were cold, but even then the deceleration was beyond what I had experienced before. “The g-forces are significantly higher compared to what I was used to in IndyCar. Overall, I’m happy with my first day in a Formula 1 car.”

Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter, top, shoots the game-winning 3-point basket at the buzzer over San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph (5) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffsin Dallas, Saturday, April 26, 2014. The Mavericks won 109-108.

with a jumper beyond the arc, and West hit another trey with 1:33 remaining. Atlanta had a chance after Kyle Korver was fouled in the corner and knocked down three free throws, taking advantage of a do-over after the Pacers were called for a lane violation on the third attempt. But George pulled down an offensive rebound to set up George Hill’s driving shot with 56 seconds left. Pero Antic missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have forced overtime. Game 5 is on Monday in Indianapolis. George scored 24

points and West added 18. Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 29, but the All-Star forward struggled in the final minute. In Dallas, Carter hit a doublepump 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Dallas Mavericks a 109-108 victory in Game 3 and a first-round series lead over the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs. Carter took an inbound pass from Jose Calderon with 1.7 seconds left in the left corner. After a quick pump fake in front of Manu Ginobili, Carter released the ball just before the buzzer. The winning shot was held up on review. Ginobili had given the Spurs a 108-106 lead on a layup before Dallas called timeout to set up the play for Carter. Game 4 is Monday night in Dallas. Monta Ellis kept the Mavericks close in the fourth quarter and finished with a gamehigh 29 points, while Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 22 points.

Sharapova beats Errani to reach Stuttgart final

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STUTTGART, Germany — Two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova cruised past Sara Errani 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday to reach her third straight Porsche Grand Prix final. Sharapova dominated the 59-minute semifinal and will play Ana Ivanovic in the final. Sharapova extended her winning streak on Stuttgart’s indoor clay to 12 matches and is undefeated against Errani in five matches. Ivanovic, looking for her third title of the year, beat Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 7-5 in an all-Serb match. Errani hit a big cross-court return that kissed the line to save the first match point. But Sharapova then hit a superb backhand winner down the line to close the match. Sharapova is looking for her 30th career title. The Russian returned late last year after missing more than four months following shoulder surgery. Ivanovic earned her third match point when Jankovic slipped and fell. A return by Jankovic that went wide gave Ivanovic another match point which she clinched when her opponent sent another return into the net. Ivanovic, a former No. 1 like Jankovic and Sharapova, now has a 9-3 career edge over Jankovic. Russia’s Maria Sharapova celebrates after winning her semifinal match against Sara Errani of Italy at the Porsche tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Sharapova won the match with 6-1 and 6-2.

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Man United beats Norwich 4-0 as Giggs takes charge Associated Press Writer

MANCHESTER, England — Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata scored twice to ensure Ryan Giggs’ spell as interim Manchester United manager began with a comfortable 4-0 victory against a mediocre Norwich side in the English Premier League on Saturday. It was an upbeat end to a turbulent week at Old Trafford that saw manager David Moyes dismissed just 10 months after succeeding Alex Ferguson, paying the price for taking the club from champions to seventh place. ager but that’s down to the board,” Rooney said. The 40-year-old Giggs has grown up at Old Tafford, from coming as a supporter, rising through the youth team, becoming the club’s most decorated player, and now occupying the manager’s seat in the dugout. “I was nervous, but as soon as I came out of the tunnel the reception I got, the staff got, and the players got was brilliant,” Giggs said. “I’ve got to thank the fans for that because it’s not been an easy week, but I felt 10 feet tall.” Having joked on Friday he would award himself a new five-year playing contract, Giggs denied himself a 963rd United appearance. Watching from the sidelines in a club suit, Giggs ensured the team provided the cathartic experience desired by all at

Old Trafford, near the end of a season of unparalleled inferiority and disorder in the Premier League era. Although there was never a mutinous atmosphere even in the lowest points of Moyes’ ill-fated reign, there has not been this much joy inside the ground for some time; supporters cheered loudly as Giggs emerged from the tunnel before kickoff. Fans inside the so-called Theatre of Dreams will start dreaming again of a brighter future. As if to emphasize the extent of the club moving on after Moyes, it came with Saturday’s start. Marouane Fellaini, the overpriced 27.5 million pound midfield signing which defined Moyes’ reign, didn’t even make the bench and Mata, the club’s record 37.1 million pound

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signing in January, was dropped from the starting lineup. Talented teenager Adnan Januzaj, who broke into the first team under Moyes, wasn’t in the matchday squad. The pre-match message by Giggs to the team was: Entertain, attack, play with a tempo. But it was listless for much of the first half until Rooney’s penalty kick lifted the atmosphere just before halftime. Rooney scored again within three minutes of the new half, and Mata’s arrival from the bench ensured the victory was even more convincing. Had United managed similar displays against the leading teams this season, Moyes might still be in a job and the team might be challenging for the title and not a Europa League spot. “We underperformed, we obviously have to take a lot of the responsibility but we have to move on,” Rooney said. “We have to show we are a top team and that’s what we plan to do.”

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“They’re all good players and all of us have let ourselves down this year,” Giggs said. “We haven’t played to the level that we’re capable of this season, but we did that today.” However uplifting this rout was for disgruntled fans, it came against a relegation-threatened team with the worst away record in the league. And United did also score four goals in winning two of Moyes’ last three domestic fixtures. Although there could be a clamor for Giggs to stay in charge after these remaining four matches of the season, United plans to appoint a more experienced, proven trophy winner. Outgoing Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is the favorite for the job. “Giggs has got all the credentials to be the next man-

Bayern rallies, beats Bremen 5-2 in the Bundesliga

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring a second goal against Norwich during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England April 26, 2014.

Ronaldo strikes twice as Real close on Atletico Reuters

Real Madrid’s rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looked to be back at his best as he scored at the start of each half to set up a 4-0 victory over lowly Osasuna and put the pressure back on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Sergio Ramos and Daniel Carvajal also netted for Real who are second on 82 points, three behind Atletico before their trip to Valencia on Sunday with both teams having played 34 games. Barcelona, mourning the death of former coach Tito Vilanova on Friday, are now in third place with 81 points from 34 matches and travel to Villarreal on Sunday. Real did not risk Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema against Osasuna ahead of their Champions league semi-final second leg at Bayern Munich on Tuesday in which they hold a 1-0 advantage.

But there was no holding Ronaldo, who only returned from injury in Wednesday’s first leg against Bayern at the Bernabeu having been out since early April, as he cut in from the left wing and fired into the corner of the net after six minutes. The prolific Portuguese forward then cracked home a fine long-range drive after 52 minutes before being substituted leaving Ramos and Carvajal to wrap up the win with headers. “Cristiano is fine and he played with more assuredness and confidence than on Wednesday. It all went well for him and us,” Real coach Carlo Ancelotti told a news conference. “We were able to rest some players and it was a good game even though there was no great intensity.” The Italian added that Bale and Benzema will be fine to face Bayern, saying: “Benzema is improving and won’t have any problems

for Tuesday. He will train normally tomorrow. “Bale had a cold that has left him very weak and we have preferred that he trains on his own but he will also be ready to play,” he said. Earlier, Adrian Colunga struck for Getafe who beat Malaga 1-0 to boost their survival hopes and condemn Real Betis to relegation. The Andalusian side went on to lose 1-0 at home to Real Sociedad with Carlos Vela scoring the only goal from the penalty spot at the start of the second half. RONALDO UNFORGIVING

Osasuna went out with the aim of being solid and frustrating Real as they did at home in the league, where they got a point, but Ronaldo only needed a sniff of goal which fullback Damia Abella gave him after a few minutes and he

was unforgiving. Real controlled the midfield with Osasuna limited to counter-attacks where they created little danger. There were anxious glances when Ronaldo held the back of his leg midway through the first half but it proved a false alarm and he continued to look lively on the ball. A free-kick from the Portuguese forward whistled just wide and from another set-play he set up Ramos who shot over. Marcelo and Luka Modric also tested keeper Andres Fernandez and after the restart Ronaldo extended the lead with a moment of quality when his shot from distance nestled in the top corner. Shortly afterwards he was taken off but the goals continued to flow as Ramos nodded in an Angel Di Maria cross and then Isco set up substitute Carvajal to head in for a resounding victory.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Bayern Munich warmed up for its Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid with a 5-2 win over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Bayern trailed twice but scored three goals in a seven-minute span in the second half to put the match away. Franck Ribery scored and played a role in two other goals as his form finally improved ahead of Tuesday’s match against Madrid, which holds a 1-0 lead from the home leg. Claudio Pizarro scored twice for Bayern against his former club. “We conceded two counter goals and we can’t let it happen on Tuesday,” Pizarro said. “Perhaps it’s better not to score so many if we give away fewer.” Bayer Leverkusen drew 2-2 at home with Borussia Dortmund and failed to consolidate a place in Champions League qualifying. Leverkusen was only one point ahead of Wolfsburg. Dortmund remained second and was sure to play in the Champions League next season. Wolfsburg’s mood was dampened by a 2-2 draw against Freiburg at home. Bottom clubs Nuremberg and Eintracht Braunschweig both lost, which means they can avoid relegation only by reaching the playoff spot at the expense of Hamburger SV, which plays on Sunday in Augsburg. There are two rounds left. Hamburg has a match in hand and could escape from the playoff spot. Nuremberg lost 2-0 in Mainz, Braunschweig went down 2-0 at Hertha Berlin, and Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt drew 0-0. Bayern’s players wore black armbands and a minute of silence was observed before kickoff in honor of former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova, who died on Friday. Bayern also expressed condolences, in German and Catalan, on its website. Before becoming head coach, Vilanova was the assistant of Pep Guardiola, who is now the Bayern coach. “We experienced a lot together. We lost together and won together. This is a very difficult situation,” Guardiola said. “The sadness will accompany me forever.”

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Napoli fail to take chances in draw with Inter Reuters

ROME - Napoli missed a chance to secure Champions League football next season when they shared a goalless draw at Inter Milan in an entertaining encounter on Saturday. Rafael Benitez’s third-placed Napoli have 69 points and extended their lead over Fiorentina, in fourth, to eight points with three games to play. Benitez’s men created plenty of chances but failed to capitalise on their superiority, particularly in the second half. Jose Callejon was the worst culprit, volleying wide from Dries Mertens’s pinpoint through ball in the 13th minute with the goal at his mercy, while Gokhan Inler struck the inside of the post with nine minutes left. “I could have finished the match. It wasn’t easy but I was in front of (Inter keeper Samir) Handanovic. It’s a shame,” said Inler. Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina, who take on Napoli in next Saturday’s Italian Cup final, crushed relegation-threatened Bologna 3-0 thanks to a double from Juan Cuadrado and a deflected strike from Josip Ilicic. Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain may miss the final after leaving the field on a stretcher four minutes before the end following a thumping challenge from Marco Andreolli on the edge of the box just as the Argentine striker was set to shoot. “He has bruising to the ankle and we’ll have to keep an eye on his condition over the next few days,” said Benitez. “We need to wait and see, we still don’t know anything.” Inter, who created chances of their own in a frantic first half, are fifth on 57 points. They are four points behind Fiorentina and six ahead of AC Milan, who lost 2-0 at AS Roma on Friday, and Parma who travel to Cagliari on Sunday. Napoli and Inter came roaring out of the blocks and the home team had marginally the better of the opening exchanges.

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne, right, challenge for the ball with Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo, of Japan, during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Napoli, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, April 26, 2014. TIGHT MARKING

Mateo Kovacic did well to spin away from tight marking and force a good save from Pepe Reina with a drilled shot from just outside the area with 11 minutes gone. The best chance of the first half fell to Callejon who timed his run perfectly to meet a beautiful pass from Mertens only to screw his volley wide from 12 metres. Napoli turned the screw in the second half and would have come away with the three points had it not been for solid Inter defending and some bad luck in front of goal. Yuti Nagatomo did well to block Higuain’s 50th-minute shot when he looked set to score while seconds later Mertens flashed Jorginho’s lobbed pass across goal and through the legs of Inter defenders only to see the ball roll wide.

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Inter looked dangerous when they ventured forward, with Nagatomo hitting a shot into Reina’s legs from a tight angle. However, if Inler’s shot had gone in rather than crashed against the post Walter Mazzarri’s Inter could have had no complaints. “We had chances and lots of possession against a very good Inter team,” said Benitez. “We created and controlled the game - a draw against them is a good result but we could have done even better. “Sometimes we’re too selfish with the ball but today we were looking for a team mate too often instead of shooting.” Mazzarri was particularly pleased with his Inter team’s performance in the opening 45 minutes. “We played brilliantly in the first half,” he said. “I was disappointed that we didn’t score because we played really well.

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A man places flowers for pay his respect to late former FC Barcelona’s coach Tito Vilanova at Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 26, 2014.

BARCELONA, Spain — More than 20,000 of Barcelona’s fans gathered along with players to pay their respects to Tito Vilanova at Camp Nou on Saturday, a day after the former coach died following a battle with throat cancer. Condolences continued to pour in from across Europe, with Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola saying he would never forget his former coaching partner at Barcelona, who died at the age of 45. “We experienced a lot together,” Guardiola said. “We lost together and won together. This is a very difficult situation. The sadness will accompany me forever.” The day began with Barcelona’s players signing a

book of condolence and silently remembering Vilanova. The club then opened the temporary memorial site to the public. It said 20,802 mourners came to pay their respects. The attendees included Artur Mas, Catalonia’s regional president, and the club president of crosstown rival Espanyol, Joan Collet. “It’s a difficult moment,” Barcelona captain Carles Puyol said. “We send our support to his family and friends. A great, complete person, an example, has left us. This is a difficult blow.” Vilanova’s illness forced him to step down as Barcelona coach last summer after winning the 2012-13 Spanish league. He previously served as Guardiola’s assistant at Barce-

lona for a four-year run during which the team won 14 of a possible 19 titles, helping to establish the club’s most successful era. Bayern expressed its condolences on its website, underscoring the relationship between Guardiola and Vilanova, which the Bundesliga champion’s statement said “went well beyond a professional bond.” A minute’s silence was held for Vilanova before this weekend’s round of league matches in Spain, and also before Bayern’s home game against Werder Bremen, with Bayern players wearing black armbands. Barcelona has declared three days of mourning for Vilanova, whose funeral will be on Monday in Barcelona’s cathedral.


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Man United beats Norwich 4-0 as Giggs takes charge Associated Press Writer

MANCHESTER, England — Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata scored twice to ensure Ryan Giggs’ spell as interim Manchester United manager began with a comfortable 4-0 victory against a mediocre Norwich side in the English Premier League on Saturday. It was an upbeat end to a turbulent week at Old Trafford that saw manager David Moyes dismissed just 10 months after succeeding Alex Ferguson, paying the price for taking the club from champions to seventh place. ager but that’s down to the board,” Rooney said. The 40-year-old Giggs has grown up at Old Tafford, from coming as a supporter, rising through the youth team, becoming the club’s most decorated player, and now occupying the manager’s seat in the dugout. “I was nervous, but as soon as I came out of the tunnel the reception I got, the staff got, and the players got was brilliant,” Giggs said. “I’ve got to thank the fans for that because it’s not been an easy week, but I felt 10 feet tall.” Having joked on Friday he would award himself a new five-year playing contract, Giggs denied himself a 963rd United appearance. Watching from the sidelines in a club suit, Giggs ensured the team provided the cathartic experience desired by all at

Old Trafford, near the end of a season of unparalleled inferiority and disorder in the Premier League era. Although there was never a mutinous atmosphere even in the lowest points of Moyes’ ill-fated reign, there has not been this much joy inside the ground for some time; supporters cheered loudly as Giggs emerged from the tunnel before kickoff. Fans inside the so-called Theatre of Dreams will start dreaming again of a brighter future. As if to emphasize the extent of the club moving on after Moyes, it came with Saturday’s start. Marouane Fellaini, the overpriced 27.5 million pound midfield signing which defined Moyes’ reign, didn’t even make the bench and Mata, the club’s record 37.1 million pound

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signing in January, was dropped from the starting lineup. Talented teenager Adnan Januzaj, who broke into the first team under Moyes, wasn’t in the matchday squad. The pre-match message by Giggs to the team was: Entertain, attack, play with a tempo. But it was listless for much of the first half until Rooney’s penalty kick lifted the atmosphere just before halftime. Rooney scored again within three minutes of the new half, and Mata’s arrival from the bench ensured the victory was even more convincing. Had United managed similar displays against the leading teams this season, Moyes might still be in a job and the team might be challenging for the title and not a Europa League spot. “We underperformed, we obviously have to take a lot of the responsibility but we have to move on,” Rooney said. “We have to show we are a top team and that’s what we plan to do.”

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“They’re all good players and all of us have let ourselves down this year,” Giggs said. “We haven’t played to the level that we’re capable of this season, but we did that today.” However uplifting this rout was for disgruntled fans, it came against a relegation-threatened team with the worst away record in the league. And United did also score four goals in winning two of Moyes’ last three domestic fixtures. Although there could be a clamor for Giggs to stay in charge after these remaining four matches of the season, United plans to appoint a more experienced, proven trophy winner. Outgoing Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is the favorite for the job. “Giggs has got all the credentials to be the next man-

Bayern rallies, beats Bremen 5-2 in the Bundesliga

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring a second goal against Norwich during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England April 26, 2014.

Ronaldo strikes twice as Real close on Atletico Reuters

Real Madrid’s rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looked to be back at his best as he scored at the start of each half to set up a 4-0 victory over lowly Osasuna and put the pressure back on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Sergio Ramos and Daniel Carvajal also netted for Real who are second on 82 points, three behind Atletico before their trip to Valencia on Sunday with both teams having played 34 games. Barcelona, mourning the death of former coach Tito Vilanova on Friday, are now in third place with 81 points from 34 matches and travel to Villarreal on Sunday. Real did not risk Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema against Osasuna ahead of their Champions league semi-final second leg at Bayern Munich on Tuesday in which they hold a 1-0 advantage.

But there was no holding Ronaldo, who only returned from injury in Wednesday’s first leg against Bayern at the Bernabeu having been out since early April, as he cut in from the left wing and fired into the corner of the net after six minutes. The prolific Portuguese forward then cracked home a fine long-range drive after 52 minutes before being substituted leaving Ramos and Carvajal to wrap up the win with headers. “Cristiano is fine and he played with more assuredness and confidence than on Wednesday. It all went well for him and us,” Real coach Carlo Ancelotti told a news conference. “We were able to rest some players and it was a good game even though there was no great intensity.” The Italian added that Bale and Benzema will be fine to face Bayern, saying: “Benzema is improving and won’t have any problems

for Tuesday. He will train normally tomorrow. “Bale had a cold that has left him very weak and we have preferred that he trains on his own but he will also be ready to play,” he said. Earlier, Adrian Colunga struck for Getafe who beat Malaga 1-0 to boost their survival hopes and condemn Real Betis to relegation. The Andalusian side went on to lose 1-0 at home to Real Sociedad with Carlos Vela scoring the only goal from the penalty spot at the start of the second half. RONALDO UNFORGIVING

Osasuna went out with the aim of being solid and frustrating Real as they did at home in the league, where they got a point, but Ronaldo only needed a sniff of goal which fullback Damia Abella gave him after a few minutes and he

was unforgiving. Real controlled the midfield with Osasuna limited to counter-attacks where they created little danger. There were anxious glances when Ronaldo held the back of his leg midway through the first half but it proved a false alarm and he continued to look lively on the ball. A free-kick from the Portuguese forward whistled just wide and from another set-play he set up Ramos who shot over. Marcelo and Luka Modric also tested keeper Andres Fernandez and after the restart Ronaldo extended the lead with a moment of quality when his shot from distance nestled in the top corner. Shortly afterwards he was taken off but the goals continued to flow as Ramos nodded in an Angel Di Maria cross and then Isco set up substitute Carvajal to head in for a resounding victory.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Bayern Munich warmed up for its Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid with a 5-2 win over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Bayern trailed twice but scored three goals in a seven-minute span in the second half to put the match away. Franck Ribery scored and played a role in two other goals as his form finally improved ahead of Tuesday’s match against Madrid, which holds a 1-0 lead from the home leg. Claudio Pizarro scored twice for Bayern against his former club. “We conceded two counter goals and we can’t let it happen on Tuesday,” Pizarro said. “Perhaps it’s better not to score so many if we give away fewer.” Bayer Leverkusen drew 2-2 at home with Borussia Dortmund and failed to consolidate a place in Champions League qualifying. Leverkusen was only one point ahead of Wolfsburg. Dortmund remained second and was sure to play in the Champions League next season. Wolfsburg’s mood was dampened by a 2-2 draw against Freiburg at home. Bottom clubs Nuremberg and Eintracht Braunschweig both lost, which means they can avoid relegation only by reaching the playoff spot at the expense of Hamburger SV, which plays on Sunday in Augsburg. There are two rounds left. Hamburg has a match in hand and could escape from the playoff spot. Nuremberg lost 2-0 in Mainz, Braunschweig went down 2-0 at Hertha Berlin, and Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt drew 0-0. Bayern’s players wore black armbands and a minute of silence was observed before kickoff in honor of former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova, who died on Friday. Bayern also expressed condolences, in German and Catalan, on its website. Before becoming head coach, Vilanova was the assistant of Pep Guardiola, who is now the Bayern coach. “We experienced a lot together. We lost together and won together. This is a very difficult situation,” Guardiola said. “The sadness will accompany me forever.”

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Napoli fail to take chances in draw with Inter Reuters

ROME - Napoli missed a chance to secure Champions League football next season when they shared a goalless draw at Inter Milan in an entertaining encounter on Saturday. Rafael Benitez’s third-placed Napoli have 69 points and extended their lead over Fiorentina, in fourth, to eight points with three games to play. Benitez’s men created plenty of chances but failed to capitalise on their superiority, particularly in the second half. Jose Callejon was the worst culprit, volleying wide from Dries Mertens’s pinpoint through ball in the 13th minute with the goal at his mercy, while Gokhan Inler struck the inside of the post with nine minutes left. “I could have finished the match. It wasn’t easy but I was in front of (Inter keeper Samir) Handanovic. It’s a shame,” said Inler. Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina, who take on Napoli in next Saturday’s Italian Cup final, crushed relegation-threatened Bologna 3-0 thanks to a double from Juan Cuadrado and a deflected strike from Josip Ilicic. Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain may miss the final after leaving the field on a stretcher four minutes before the end following a thumping challenge from Marco Andreolli on the edge of the box just as the Argentine striker was set to shoot. “He has bruising to the ankle and we’ll have to keep an eye on his condition over the next few days,” said Benitez. “We need to wait and see, we still don’t know anything.” Inter, who created chances of their own in a frantic first half, are fifth on 57 points. They are four points behind Fiorentina and six ahead of AC Milan, who lost 2-0 at AS Roma on Friday, and Parma who travel to Cagliari on Sunday. Napoli and Inter came roaring out of the blocks and the home team had marginally the better of the opening exchanges.

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne, right, challenge for the ball with Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo, of Japan, during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Napoli, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, April 26, 2014. TIGHT MARKING

Mateo Kovacic did well to spin away from tight marking and force a good save from Pepe Reina with a drilled shot from just outside the area with 11 minutes gone. The best chance of the first half fell to Callejon who timed his run perfectly to meet a beautiful pass from Mertens only to screw his volley wide from 12 metres. Napoli turned the screw in the second half and would have come away with the three points had it not been for solid Inter defending and some bad luck in front of goal. Yuti Nagatomo did well to block Higuain’s 50th-minute shot when he looked set to score while seconds later Mertens flashed Jorginho’s lobbed pass across goal and through the legs of Inter defenders only to see the ball roll wide.

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Inter looked dangerous when they ventured forward, with Nagatomo hitting a shot into Reina’s legs from a tight angle. However, if Inler’s shot had gone in rather than crashed against the post Walter Mazzarri’s Inter could have had no complaints. “We had chances and lots of possession against a very good Inter team,” said Benitez. “We created and controlled the game - a draw against them is a good result but we could have done even better. “Sometimes we’re too selfish with the ball but today we were looking for a team mate too often instead of shooting.” Mazzarri was particularly pleased with his Inter team’s performance in the opening 45 minutes. “We played brilliantly in the first half,” he said. “I was disappointed that we didn’t score because we played really well.

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A man places flowers for pay his respect to late former FC Barcelona’s coach Tito Vilanova at Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 26, 2014.

BARCELONA, Spain — More than 20,000 of Barcelona’s fans gathered along with players to pay their respects to Tito Vilanova at Camp Nou on Saturday, a day after the former coach died following a battle with throat cancer. Condolences continued to pour in from across Europe, with Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola saying he would never forget his former coaching partner at Barcelona, who died at the age of 45. “We experienced a lot together,” Guardiola said. “We lost together and won together. This is a very difficult situation. The sadness will accompany me forever.” The day began with Barcelona’s players signing a

book of condolence and silently remembering Vilanova. The club then opened the temporary memorial site to the public. It said 20,802 mourners came to pay their respects. The attendees included Artur Mas, Catalonia’s regional president, and the club president of crosstown rival Espanyol, Joan Collet. “It’s a difficult moment,” Barcelona captain Carles Puyol said. “We send our support to his family and friends. A great, complete person, an example, has left us. This is a difficult blow.” Vilanova’s illness forced him to step down as Barcelona coach last summer after winning the 2012-13 Spanish league. He previously served as Guardiola’s assistant at Barce-

lona for a four-year run during which the team won 14 of a possible 19 titles, helping to establish the club’s most successful era. Bayern expressed its condolences on its website, underscoring the relationship between Guardiola and Vilanova, which the Bundesliga champion’s statement said “went well beyond a professional bond.” A minute’s silence was held for Vilanova before this weekend’s round of league matches in Spain, and also before Bayern’s home game against Werder Bremen, with Bayern players wearing black armbands. Barcelona has declared three days of mourning for Vilanova, whose funeral will be on Monday in Barcelona’s cathedral.


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GIANYAR - Keramas Beach had pretty good waves and became a favorite for surfers from around the world. With such advantage, the Keramas Beach was frequently made to host international surfing competitions. The beaches in Gianyar County had great potential to invite a lot of international surfers.

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ATLANTA — Paul George and David West hit key 3-pointers at the end as the top-seeded Indiana Pacers held off the Atlanta Hawks 91-88 to even the NBA opening-round series at two wins apiece. Elsewhere Saturday, Miami moved to a 3-0 series lead by defeating the Charlotte Bobcats 98-85, Vince Carter hit a three pointer after the buzzer to down Western Conference top seeds San Antonio 109-108 and Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 92-89 in overtime. In a game they had to have, the Pacers finally showed some grit and regained the home-court edge. George put the Pacers ahead 86-85

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Simona de Silvestro made her Formula 1 debut on Saturday, testing a Sauber at Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit. The Swiss racer, who joined the team this year as an ‘affiliated driver’, completed a total of 112 laps of the Italian track at the wheel of a two-year-old Sauber C31. The car did not have KERS and was using special Pirelli tyres. No times were issued by the team. “Although it’s something very special to drive a Formula 1 car, I was not too nervous in the morning,” said de Silvestro, the first woman to finish on the podium on a street circuit in IndyCar. “I was more focused on what my job would be. “But, after completing the installation lap, I realised that this was my first lap in a Formula 1 car, and that this was something really special. “What impressed me most was the downforce of the car and the braking. When I did my first lap the brakes were cold, but even then the deceleration was beyond what I had experienced before. “The g-forces are significantly higher compared to what I was used to in IndyCar. Overall, I’m happy with my first day in a Formula 1 car.”

Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter, top, shoots the game-winning 3-point basket at the buzzer over San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph (5) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffsin Dallas, Saturday, April 26, 2014. The Mavericks won 109-108.

with a jumper beyond the arc, and West hit another trey with 1:33 remaining. Atlanta had a chance after Kyle Korver was fouled in the corner and knocked down three free throws, taking advantage of a do-over after the Pacers were called for a lane violation on the third attempt. But George pulled down an offensive rebound to set up George Hill’s driving shot with 56 seconds left. Pero Antic missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have forced overtime. Game 5 is on Monday in Indianapolis. George scored 24

points and West added 18. Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 29, but the All-Star forward struggled in the final minute. In Dallas, Carter hit a doublepump 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Dallas Mavericks a 109-108 victory in Game 3 and a first-round series lead over the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs. Carter took an inbound pass from Jose Calderon with 1.7 seconds left in the left corner. After a quick pump fake in front of Manu Ginobili, Carter released the ball just before the buzzer. The winning shot was held up on review. Ginobili had given the Spurs a 108-106 lead on a layup before Dallas called timeout to set up the play for Carter. Game 4 is Monday night in Dallas. Monta Ellis kept the Mavericks close in the fourth quarter and finished with a gamehigh 29 points, while Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 22 points.

Sharapova beats Errani to reach Stuttgart final

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STUTTGART, Germany — Two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova cruised past Sara Errani 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday to reach her third straight Porsche Grand Prix final. Sharapova dominated the 59-minute semifinal and will play Ana Ivanovic in the final. Sharapova extended her winning streak on Stuttgart’s indoor clay to 12 matches and is undefeated against Errani in five matches. Ivanovic, looking for her third title of the year, beat Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 7-5 in an all-Serb match. Errani hit a big cross-court return that kissed the line to save the first match point. But Sharapova then hit a superb backhand winner down the line to close the match. Sharapova is looking for her 30th career title. The Russian returned late last year after missing more than four months following shoulder surgery. Ivanovic earned her third match point when Jankovic slipped and fell. A return by Jankovic that went wide gave Ivanovic another match point which she clinched when her opponent sent another return into the net. Ivanovic, a former No. 1 like Jankovic and Sharapova, now has a 9-3 career edge over Jankovic. Russia’s Maria Sharapova celebrates after winning her semifinal match against Sara Errani of Italy at the Porsche tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Sharapova won the match with 6-1 and 6-2.

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SKOPJE, Macedonia — Polls have opened for Macedonia’s double election, a presidential election runoff and snap national elections. Conservatives are favored to win both contests. Nearly 1.8 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots Sunday at more than 3,500 polling stations that opened at 7 a.m local time (0500 GMT) and will close at 7 p.m. (1700 GMT) About 10,000 domestic and 550 international observers are monitoring the vote. Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov is favored to win a second 5-year term. Ivanov won nearly 52 percent in the first round two weeks ago, while opponent Stevo Pendarovski received 37.5 percent. Prime minister Nikola Gruevski, the leader of conservative VMRO-DPMNE, is hoping to win an outright majority in the 123member parliament.

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In this Nov. 28, 2013 photo, a boat which was intended to carry fleeing Rohingya Muslims until doubts arose about its seaworthiness, is docked at a lagoon near the The’ Chaung refugee camp on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar.

Desperate Rohingya kids flee alone by boat Associated Press Writer

SITTWE, Myanmar — The two children stood on the beach, torn between land and sea. They couldn’t go back to their tiny Muslim village in Myanmar’s northwest Rakhine because it had been burned down by an angry Buddhist mob. In the chaos, they became separated from their family and gave up hope of finding them alive after seven months of searching. The only way was forward. Hungry and scared, Mohamad Husein, 15, and his sister Senwara Begum, 9, climbed on board a rickety boat crammed with others fleeing home. They had no way of knowing they were among hundreds, if not thousands, of ethnic Rohingya children who have left Myanmar by sea since the country was first gripped by sectarian violence two years ago, or that they were joining one of the world’s biggest boat exoduses since the Vietnam War. Despite pleas from the United Nations, which considers members of the religious minority among the most persecuted groups on earth, nearby countries shove them back to sea or bar them altogether. “The sense of desperation and hopelessness is growing,” warned Vivian Tan of the U.N. Refugee

Agency. About 1.3 million Rohingya live in Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist country of 60 million that only recently emerged from decades of military rule. The government considers them illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh, though some families have lived here for generations. Since the transition to democracy began three years ago, Buddhist mobs have killed up to 280 Rohingya and forced more than 140,000 others from their homes. The violence, which first flared in mid-2012, has forced about 75,000 people to flee, according to Chris Lewa of the nonprofit Arakan Project. Nearly 2,000 people have died or gone missing at sea during that time, she added. And women and children now make up 5 percent to

15 percent of those leaving, The Associated Press reported the children’s story based on interviews and data from Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Their small boat was packed with 63 people, including 14 children and 10 women. They baked in the sun and vomited from the waves. Nearly two weeks passed, and then a boat with at least a dozen Myanmar soldiers approached. They kicked and bludgeoned the Rohingya men with wooden planks and iron rods, several passengers said. “Tell us, do you have your Allah?” one Rohingya survivor quoted the soldiers as saying. “There is no Allah!” They tied Mohamad’s hands and lit a match, laughing as the smell of burnt flesh wafted from his blistering arm. Senwara watched helplessly.

From page 1 Helmsman Oh Yong-seok, one of those arrested Saturday, has said he and several crew members did their best to save people. He said that he and four crew members worked from nearby boats to smash windows on the sinking ferry, dragging six passengers stuck in cabins to safety. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said it would soon change ferry systems so that passenger, vehicle and cargo information is processed electronically. There is not only uncertainty about how many people were on the Sewol, but a huge discrepancy regarding the amount of cargo it was carrying when it sank. The Sewol was carrying an estimated 3,608 tons of cargo, according to an executive of the company that loaded it. That far exceeds what the captain claimed in paperwork — 150 cars and 657 tons of other cargo, according to the coast guard — and is more than three times what an inspector who examined the vessel during a redesign last year said it could safely carry. Yang, the prosecutor, said that the cause of the sinking could be due to excessive veering, improper stowage of cargo, modifications made to the ship and tidal influence. He said investigators would determine the cause by consulting with experts and using simulations. Prosecutors have also seized documents from Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center and Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center, Yang said, and are analyzing communication messages, vessel tracking data and security camera recordings and others. The centers communicated with Sewol crew members as the ship listed and filled with water. The communications revealed confusion and indecision on the evacuation. Despite bad weather, dozens of divers planned to continue underwater searches Sunday for the missing, said Ko Myung-seok, a spokesman for the emergency task force. Ko said the weather was worsening Sunday, with a high-seas advisory and rapid ocean currents. Officials in charge of the search effort said divers had reached two large rooms where many of the lost may lie dead. The rooms are sleeping units designed for many people — one in the stern and one in the bow. Fifty students from Danwon High School in Ansan were booked into one of them. Students from the city near Seoul make up more than 80 percent of the dead and missing; they had been on their way to the southern tourist island of Jeju. Large objects that toppled when the ferry tipped over and sank are believed to be keeping divers from reaching bodies in at least one of the rooms. “I just want to find my son’s corpse. I want to see him one last time and hold a funeral for him,” said Lim Hee-bin, as he exhaled cigarette smoke near his tent at Paengmok port in Jindo. “But the government search operation is too slow. It’s total nonsense.” Lim said his son, Lim Hyun-jin, called him as the ship sank but the call was cut off. His son also sent him blurry and shaky photos showing his friends wearing orange life jackets and seated in a cabin. “There are the last photos he sent me,” Lim said. “These show they were in a dangerous situation.”

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INDONESIA KPAI launches campaign against sexual abuse Antara

JAKARTA - The Indonesian Commission for Child Protection (KPAI) held a rally in Jalan MH Thamrin, Jakarta, on Sunday calling for an end to sexual violence against children. KPAI Chairman Asrorun Ni’am Sholeh on the occasion made orations and proclaimed the Independence of Indonesian Children from all forms of sexual violence in the event, which was titled “Stop Sexual Violence Against Child Campaign.” “The Indonesian people are still colonized by crooks and perpetrators of sexual abuses against children. The nation still serves as a fertile ground for villains and as a paradise for predators who commit their crimes inside strong and tightly protected walls,,, Are we prepared to be continuously colonized (by these crooks)?” Niam yelled. Minister for Women Empowerment and Child Protection Linda Amalia Sari, Indonesian twins activist and psychologist Kak Seto, Mrs Hatta Raja (wife of chief economic minister Hatta Rajasa), the chairman of the Indonesian Women organization Kowani, teachers, students, KPAI commissioners and various people’s elements who care for children’s fate attended the rally. “Now is the time for us to wage a war against sexual crime, particularly sexual abuse against children. We should fight against all elements that would trigger sexual violence against children; pornography, free sex, obscene acts, homosexuality and other sexual deviation behaviors,” he said. The KPAI has since of late given serious attention to a sexual abuse case of a child at the Jakarta International School (JIS). After all, it has discovered another alleged victim of sexual assault at IS in South Jakarta. “KPAI has received an official report about

another alleged victim,” KPAI commissioner Putu Elvina said at the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Headquarters here Thursday. Elvina stated that KPAI, the Victim and Witness Protection Institute (LPSK) had come to the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Headquarters to trace information about the discovery. She confirmed that she would report the discovery as new evidence to deepen the investigation in the earlier sexual violence case of a six-year old JIS pre-school child AK. She could not yet explain in detail about the forms of sexual violence suffered by the new victim as he was still under medication examination. Elvina pointed out that the new victim had just ascertained the physical violence that he had received at the school. She added that the new victim was a class mate of AK, the one who was subjected to sexual assaults by the cleaning service workers at the school. The JIS meanwhile, claimed that it was not aware of the victim’s discovery. “The Jakarta International School has not had enough information about the case,” JIS principal Timothy Carr declared, in a written statement received here on Thursday. “We are now still collecting as much information as possible, including contacting the family of the victim,” he added. He asserted JIS would tell about the issue soon after adequate information had been collected.

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though rose in value to 290.17 million dollars. In the following two years, imports increased to 106,570 tons in 2011 and 137,425 tons in 2012, worth 507.18 million and 658.9 million dollars, respectively. “Control over tobacco will trigger imports of bigger volumes. We can export tobacco so that plantation need not be banned,” he said. He said that national tobacco plantations have increased over the past five years. In 2009, the acreage under tobacco plantations in the country reached 209,316.56 hectares with production reaching 187,521.06 tons. It increased to 269,435.48 hectares in 2012 with a production of 263,677.90 tons. He said that tobacco plantations covered 269,382.59 hectares in 2013 with production rising to 268,423.50 tons.

Tobacco control adversely boosts imports

JAKARTA - The controls on cigarettes/tobacco imposed by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) will have an adverse effect and increase the import of tobacco, a director general said. “If tobacco is controlled, imports will increase,” the Director General for Plantation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Gamal Nasir, said on Saturday. He said that in 2007, Indonesia’s tobacco exports reached 46,834 tons, worth 124.4 million US dollars. The figure then increased to 57,408 tons, worth 195.63 million dollars, but in 2012, it dropped to 37,110 tons valued at 159.56 million dollars. In the meantime, he said, tobacco imports in 2007 stood at 69,742 tons and were worth 267.08 million dollars but dropped to 65,685 tons in 2010

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Fight againts illegal fishing intensify Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia will never give up on efforts to combat the menace of illegal fishing on its territory as poaching activities wreak serious economic and environmental damage on the nation. The maritime affairs and fisheries ministry disclosed that the country was losing Rp101 trillion or US$ 8.8 million a year due to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities conducted in its waters. It also results in the Indonesian government losing revenue from foregone tax on fishery products and in fuel subsidy due to IUU fishing, the secretary to the maritime affairs and fisheries ministry’s director general for supervision of fishery resources, Ida Kusuma Wardaningsih, stated recently. Besides, the local fishermen, especially those working as small scale communities, could not compete with illegal fishermen who usually deploy bigger ships to poach in Indonesian waters, she added. Another negative impact that illegal fishing has is the damage it does to Indonesia’s environment, Ida pointed out. According the United Nations Environment Program, IUU fishing accounts for 30 percent of the world’s fish catch, with illegal and unreported catches globally representing between 11 and 26 million tonnes. Globally, the IUU fishing costs an estimated 10-23.5 billion US dollars annually. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recognized that IUU fishing is a global threat to long-term sustainable fishing, particularly in developing countries. Speaking at the Global Oceans Action Summit held in The Hague on April 22, 2014, Árni M. Mathiesen, the FAO assistant director-general, said marine resources have been essential for world food security, and will continue to be even more so in the future. The FAO continues to work towards ushering in improvements in the field of fisheries, including providing better tools against IUU fishing by operationalizing global record keeping within the next two years, the FAO official said. At the Summit, Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister, Sharif Cicip Sutardjo, reaffirmed the country’s commitment to fight against IUU fishing activities which are detrimental to the country’s fisheries resources as well as its economy. “Indonesia welcomes and fully supports the recent declarations by the FAO, among others, to combat illegal fishing. The FAO has identified IUU fishing

as a major impediment in achieving sustainable fishing globally,” Minister Sutardjo, who led Indonesia’s delegation during the Summit, said. He said combating IUU fishing, even within the national jurisdiction, was challenging, but was more so in areas falling outside the countries’ exclusive economic zones. “There is no alternative than for countries to work together to deter and effectively reduce these destructive activities which continue to cause losses of billions of dollars to our economy,” the minister stated. Indonesian waters occupy at least 70 percent of its national territory. The country’s economy traditionally depends on the oceans and their natural resources. Being one of the world’s largest maritime countries with about 5.8 million square kilometers of marine territory, Indonesia has around 92,000 km-long beach and coastal areas. Safeguarding the vast water territories is not easy, particularly when there are not adequate facilities, such as enough number of water patrol boats. Despite some limitations in protecting its water territory, the Indonesian government is determined to fight against IUU fishing. The Riau Islands provincial territory includes some areas of the South China Sea. For several years, fishermen from Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia frequented this area for illegal fishing. “On January 4, the fishermen were caught on board four big fishing vessels in the waters of the Anambas District. They entered the Riau Island waters through the South China Sea,” the Commander of Bisma 8001 water patrol boat, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Sigit N. Hidayat, clarified. Vietnamese fishing ships have topped the list of fish poachers in the Indonesian waters over the past six years, according to the fishery and marine resource ministry. The director of surveillance ships of the ministry’s directorate general of fishery and marine resources control, Budi Halomuan, said that 417 Vietnamese ships were seized during 2007-2014. He said the Vietnamese fishing ships came to South China Sea before entering the waters in Indonesia’s maritime boundary in north Natuna. Most Vietnamese ships that were caught by surveillance ships had no legal documents for fishing in the country’s waters and used trawlers, which were banned in Indonesia. The second-largest number of such ships that violated the Indonesian territorial waters came from Thailand.


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Siemens ready to talk ‘strategic opportunities’ with Alstom Agence France-Presse

BERLIN - German industrial Siemens said Sunday it was ready to discuss strategic opportunities with French engineering group Alstom after reports it was considering a takeover offer. “Siemens has submitted a letter to the board of Alstom to signal its willingness to discuss future strategic opportunities,” the company said in a

statement, adding that it would make no further comment at this time. Siemens made the announcement just as Alstom is being pur-

sued by US giant General Electric, and a day after a source close to the matter said the German company was planning a rival bid. GE’s chief executive Jeffrey Immelt is due in Paris later Sunday for talks with senior French government officials about its potential offer for Alstom, a highly politically sensitive symbol of engineering prowess

in France and a key exporter. The company is facing a financial crunch and its shares have dropped sharply in the last year. Although the French state has not held a stake in Alstom since 2006, Immelt is due to hold talks with Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg and Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Sunday, according

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Cliffs along Tembuku road sections prone to avalanche

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LONDON — The Fitch ratings agency has upgraded Spain’s credit grade, citing an improvement in the outlook of the country’s finances and economy. The agency lifted the country’s sovereign rating Friday by one notch to BBB+ from BBB. In a report, Fitch said the “economic reforms of the labor market, pension system, fiscal framework and financial sector that have been enacted by the authorities since the start of the crisis have improved the longer-term outlook.” Spain was among the European countries hardest hit by the financial crisis. The property market’s collapse in 2008 pushed the economy into recession and the government needed help from other eurozone countries to rescue its banks. Spain’s government said in a statement that it valued the new rating because it was recognition of the government’s commitment to reform. “These reforms will solidify the economic recovery, which will help to contain the deficit and permit net job creation this year,” the statement said. Although unemployment is still near 26 percent, Spain’s economy is out of recession and government borrowing rates have dropped.

Having signed the MOU of cooperation with the Tabanan government, the Toyama Municipality, Japan, came down again to the area of Jatiluwih. It was intended to perform an assessment with farmers at Subak Jatiluwih, Friday (Apr 25).

to several sources. France’s government wants to obtain guarantees on “jobs, the location of activities and energy independence”, said President Francois Hollande’s office. When Alstom was on the brink of collapse in 2003-2004, the French state strongly opposed a takeover by Siemens.

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In this file photo taken March 2, 2011, a forklift arranges the shipping containers near a port in Shanghai. U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world’s other major economies. So says a new private study issuing a report Friday April 25, 2014, which found that rising wages and higher energy costs have diminished China’s long-standing edge over the United States.

BANGLI - The existence of cliff along the roadside of Tembuku, Bangli, is prone to avalanche. High cliffs with a fairly unstable soil condition are very hazardous to road users. Moreover, condition of the cliff located precisely at Bangbang village has begun to erode at the bottom. Based on field observation, the cliff had a height of about 10 meters. The soil at the bottom of the cliff seemed to have been gradually eroded. Such condition certainly threatened the safety of residents, especially those passing nearby. Moreover, the rain frequently flushed Bangli in the afternoon in the past few days. One of the local residents, Kadek Susila, admitted to be anxious when passing through the line connecting Klungkung County to Bangli. “As frequently passing through the border, we are afraid and must look right and left for fear of the cliff will suddenly avalanche,” he said. According to him, such sufficiently hazardous condition should be made a kind of revetment to strengthen the position of the cliff. As a result, the cliff would not easily avalanche when it rained again. “I think the only solution to prevent the avalanche is that the government makes a kind of revetment along the cliff,” he added. In addition to preventing the possibility of the avalanche, the revetment made would make the scenery around the cliff to look to be more organized. All this time, the avalanched cliff areas often left a pretty awful condition to be viewed. (ina)

Toyama Municipality studied farmers of Subak Jatiluwih Bali Post

TABANAN - Having signed the MOU of cooperation with the Tabanan government, the Toyama Municipality, Japan, came down again to the area of Jatiluwih. It was intended to perform an assessment with farmers at Subak Jatiluwih, Friday (Apr 25). Arrival of the Municipality of Toyama, Japan, for the fourth time to Jatiluwih area was to socialize the grant aid in the form of eco-friendly hydroelectric power generation engine to farmers of Subak Jatiluwih. The Toyama Municipality represented by Takata Koshin explained that the visit at this time was to conduct a research scheduled to be held in October. Among others, the study would highlight the water flow, water velocity and water discharge. To that end, he requested the cooperation of farmers to support any research process. “The success of this study lies in the participation of the community. Then, I expect the cooperation of farmers to actively participate in this study,” he hoped. He also added there were some advantages to be gained if farmers applied the eco-friendly power generator

such as to create jobs, earn additional income as a new tourist destination, generate green electricity, attract younger generation to move the sector of agriculture, produce quality rice and improve the life of farmers. “Many advantages will be acquired. But the drawback of this engine is only one, namely garbage,” he said. The socialization made by the Toyama Municipality received a positive response from the chief of local subak organization, Nyoman Sutama. According to him, all farmers would fully support the use of hydroelectric power generator if it could provide maximal benefits for the sustainability of agriculture at Jatiluwih. “If it can provide benefits without destroying the beauty of Jatiluwih area, there is no reason for us to reject it,” he pointed out. Meanwhile, subdistrict head of Penebel, Agus Hendra Manik, also ap-

preciated to the efforts made by Toyama Municipality to participate in promoting the agriculture in Tabanan. Moreover, Jatiluwih area itself had become a barometer of the agriculture in Tabanan or even in the world. “I hope that any future policy made later on will remain to give top priority to the welfare of farmers and agricultural sustainability at Jatiluwih,” he explained. Meanwhile, the Head of Tabanan Agriculture Agency, Nyoman Budana, revealed that such a visit remained in the exploratory stage. Other than making socialization to farmers, it would also make socialization to central government and the UNESCO. “We hope this program can run properly and get the support from all parties. Thus, the agriculture in Tabanan will increasingly be developed and can maintain the predicate as the rice granary of Bali,” he concluded. Subak Jatiluwih itself spread across an area of 303 hectares and consists of seven subgroups (Tempekan). They are the Telabah Gede, Kedamaian, Besi Kalung, Gunung Sari, Gunung Sari Uma Kayu, Uma Dui and Kesambi. (kmb28)


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Rotting corpse found at Candidasa Bali Post

AMLAPURA - Residents of Candidasa, Karangasem, were stricken by commotion, Friday (Apr 25). It happened because a figure of decomposing corpse was found about 1 km at sea of Candidasa.

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MANGUPURA - Another action of villa burglary occurred in Badung, Wednesday (Apr 23). At this time, it happened to Villa Ahimsa located at Mengening hamlet, Cemagi village, Mengwi. As a result, the burglar managed to take away a total of EUR 800, PLN 150, IDR 700,000, USD 15, EUR 1,450 and HKD 200. Due to the burglary, the total loss was estimated to reach IDR 57.832 million. The case was then reported to Mengwi Police. Police source revealed on Friday (Apr 25) there were four guests staying at the Villa Ahimsa, namely Albin Fizek, Tamara Fizek, Kenneth Madsen and Victor Martin. Each guest was staying in a different room. “So, the four victims belong to a single family who were staying at the Villa Ahimsa, but they lived in different room,” he said. At the night before the incident, according to the source, the four victims had a drink together in the villa lobby. However, when drinking together, the four tourists did not lock the

villa room. Nevertheless, there were no signs of theft when returning. “When they returned around 2:00 a.m., there were no signs of theft or loss,” he said. However, when they woke up around 7:30 a.m., in fact their room had been in disarray. Having been checked, each guest lost money in the room, such as Albin Fizek lost EUR 800 and PLN 150; Tamara Fizek lost IDR 700,000 and USD 15; Kenneth Madsen lost EURO 1,450 and Victor Martin lost HKD 200. However, their electronic items and other valuables were still in place while the missing item was only money. “So, they only lost money totally amounting to IDR 57.832 million,” he said. Then, he added that such incident was then reported to Badung Police. Meanwhile, Chief of Badung Police Criminal Investigator, Wisnu Wardana, justified that his party had deployed criminal police unit of Badung Police and immediately dealt with the case. “After receiving the report from the Villa Ahimsa, we immediately deployed the apparatus to conduct an investigation,” he said. (nik)

Sanctions loom as observers held in east Ukraine SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — As Western governments vowed to impose more sanctions against Russia and its supporters in eastern Ukraine, a group of foreign military observers remained in captivity Saturday accused of being NATO spies by a pro-Russian insurgency. The German-led, eight-member team was traveling under the auspices of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe when they were detained Friday.

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National SAR Agency of Karangasem and Unit Chief of Marine and Air Police of Karangasem Police, Made Wartama, said at Candidasa that the corpse was put into a body bag and loaded onto a rubber boat. After that, it was taken to the ground and temporarily commended in the morgue of Karangasem Hospital. The corpse, said Wartama, was difficult to identify because it had rotted. It had been swollen and pungent. The corpse was alleged to be male. Meanwhile, it was suspected a local resident, not tourist. In the past few days, there had been no report about missing people or missing fishermen in Karangasem, but last month there was a missing fishermen alleged to have drowned in the sea or the Lombok Strait. The missing fisherman was resident from Kusambi hamlet, Bunutan, Karangasem. The victim’s child was found floating on the victim’s boat near the waters of Nusa Penida. Unfortunately, the fisherman was not found yet so far. (013)

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TABANAN - Shortage of lighting at the Alit Saputra Square at Dangin Carik, Delod Peken village, Tabanan, is criticized by a number of communities. Since the fence is broken and equipped with jogging track, the square has actually been prone to be misused, especially in the northern area denoting an artificial forest. Moreover, at night with dark ambience, the square is feared to be misused by young people who hang out until late night. So, they hoped the nicely arranged square should be immediately equipped with lighting. Besides, the square is crowded by residents to do a variety of sports activities, even until late afternoon. Related to such condition, the Head of Tabanan Public Works, I GN Anom Anthara, when asked for his confirmation on Tuesday (Apr 22) said the lighting had been planned for several months and would be installed in this budget year. However, IGN Anom said the in-

stallation could not be made because it was still constrained by the newly completed tender process. Nevertheless, he insisted the Alit Saputra Square would be bright this year in accordance with the expectation of Tabanan community. “This year, the lighting will be installed because the tender has been completed and it just needs the contract process,” he explained. Further, he said though the lighting installation in the field had been ascertained, he did not know how much budget would be issued. “In terms of planning, the lighting will be possibly installed at some points only. Perhaps, the forest area located in the north will not get the lighting installation,” he explained. Although the forest area frequently feared to be vulnerably abused, it seemed to get no lighting installation. Nevertheless, his party guaranteed to constantly attempt in order the location could get lighting, although the numbers were limited. (kmb28)

Vyacheslav Ponomarev, the selfproclaimed “people’s mayor” of Slovyansk, described the detained observers as “captives” and said that they were officers from NATO member states. “As we found maps on them containing information about the location of our checkpoints, we get the impression that they are officers carrying out a certain spying mission,” Ponomarev said, adding they could be released in exchange for jailed pro-Russian activists. Outside Slovyansk, a city about 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of Russia, Ukraine government forces continued operations to form a security cordon as it attempts to quell unrest threatening to derail the planned May 25 presidential election. The U.S. and other nations in the Group of Seven said in a joint statement released Friday night by the White House that they plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia in response to its actions

in Ukraine. The West has accused Russia of using covert forces to encourage unrest in Ukraine and says Moscow has done nothing to pressure pro-Russian militias to free police stations and government buildings in at least 10 cities across the region. Condemning Russia’s earlier annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula, the G-7 said: “We will now follow through on the full legal and practical consequences of this illegal annexation, including but not limited to the economic, trade and financial areas.” U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tried to keep building support for sanctions during phone calls Saturday to the prime ministers of Hungary and the Czech Republic. The European Union is also planning more sanctions, and ambassadors from the bloc’s 28 member nations will meet Monday in Brussels to add to the list of Russian officials and pro-Russian leaders in Ukraine that have been sanctioned

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Ukrainian government troops inspect a truck on a country road outside the town of Svyitohirsk near Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, April 26, 2014.

with asset freezes and a travel ban. The foreign military observer team detained by pro-Russian forces was made up of three German soldiers, a German translator

and one soldier each from Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden and Denmark. Germany’s Defense Ministry said the team also included five Ukrainians. Tim Guldimann,

the OSCE’s special envoy for Ukraine, told German public radio WDR on Saturday that “efforts are being made to solve this issue.” He declined to elaborate.

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This April 24, 2014 photo released by Adrian Ballinger, founder and head guide of Alpenglow Expeditions, shows a meeting between Nepalese government delegation and Sherpa mountain guides near Everest base camp, Nepal.

KATMANDU, Nepal — With Mount Everest’s climbing season in disarray, the Sherpa guides who decided to abandon the mountain this year after a deadly avalanche said Friday that they would struggle to make ends meet. Last week’s avalanche was the deadliest ever recorded on Everest, killing 16 of the guides and exposing long-simmering resentment by Sherpas who say they face disproportionate risks ushering foreign tourists up the highest mountain in the world. While the work on Everest is dangerous, it has also become the most sought-after source of income for many in Nepal’s ethnic Sherpa community. A top high-altitude guide can earn $6,000 in a three-month climbing season — nearly 10 times Nepal’s $700 average annual salary. “I have children and a family to take care of. I got some money and don’t know if I will get the rest or not,” said Ang Sherpa, who was trekking back to

his village Friday. “Mountain climbing was the main chunk of our income, but we have a small tea store on the side of the trail near Namche village, where we serve snacks for the trekkers.” Many of those who left the mountain said the risks and respect for those killed in the April 18 avalanche outweighed the money they would make. “I got about half the pay for what I would have earned this season, but that’s enough for now,” said Dawa, who is among those who declared 2014 a “black year” on Everest and will be returning home. “There is always going to be another season. The mountain is always there. There will always be mountaineering and mountaineers,” said Dawa, who uses one name. Most attempts to reach Everest’s summit are made in mid-May, when a brief window normally offers better weather. Many Sherpas have other, less lucrative jobs during the off-season, including farming and running hotels and restaurants.


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Gaga over gorillas? 2 babies arrive at Bronx Zoo Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — A New York City zoo is celebrating the arrivals of two baby western lowland gorillas. They’re the first gorillas born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo since 2006. Zoo officials said Thursday the babies’ genders aren’t yet known. A gorilla named Julia gave birth on March 10. Another named Tuti had her baby on April 17. Newborns weigh around 5 pounds (2.25 kilograms). Females could grow up to weigh 250 pounds (115 kilograms), males about 450 pounds (200 kilograms). Gorilla infants are held by their mothers for the first four months of their lives. Zoo visitors can see the babies this spring if conditions such as the weather and temperature are right.

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Jerry Starr is pictured with Tobi, his four-year-old shih tzu-yorkie mix dog at a park in Del City, Okla., Thursday, April 17, 2014. Starr was not allowed to take the dog into a shelter during the May 20, 2013 tornado and opted to stay outside the shelter in his car with his dog.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Jerry Starr thought he was taking the safe approach when a twister was reported heading toward his suburban neighborhood outside Oklahoma City last May. He grabbed his teenage daughter Dyonna and his dog and drove to the local City Hall, which serves as a public storm shelter. than hunkering down in safety. “Pets and sheltering is always a problem,” said David Grizzle, emergency management coordinator for the college town of Norman, which closed its public shelters last fall because of problems with pets and overcrowding. “Pets come in and sometimes they’re hard to control,” he said, describing past scenes of dozens of frantic dogs along with snakes, chickens and even iguanas brought inside. Access to shelters has gotten special attention in Oklahoma this year after 79 tornadoes strafed the state in 2013, the second highest total in the nation, killing 34 people and injuring hundreds. Most of the victims were in cars, houses or unreinforced buildings. A joint state-federal program offered up to a $2,000 rebate to help eligible homeowners install fortified “safe rooms” or above or underground shelters. “One of the most common inju-

ries that people may sustain during tornadoes, storms or straight-line winds are injuries from falling or flying debris, so it’s important to take shelter,” said Keli Cain, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. But while the number of in-home shelters is growing, most people in small towns and of modest incomes depend on sturdy public buildings like schools, hospitals and courthouses. And more than 60 percent of households have pets. At city council and campus administration meetings this spring, officials reviewing local emergency plans are again debating the implications of turning animals away. “People are so attached to their pets, I don’t think it’s even possible to ban them,” said Byron Boshell, director of Security at Oklahoma City’s Integris Baptist Medical Center, where people from surrounding neighborhoods come when funnel clouds approach.

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Tax Office targets villa owners Bali Post

MANGUPURA - In addition to targeting the owners of luxury cars in Bali, the Regional Office of Directorate General of Taxation (DJP) of Bali also targets villa owners that have not been touched by tax. Many villas alleged to be dominantly owned by foreigners are scattered in Badung County. “The villas paying no taxes are generally not registered. To my knowledge, in front of the villa is only posted a sign board saying ‘for rent’ without mentioning the clear name of the villa. Besides, the owner is not in place or living outside Bali,” said the Head of Technical Support and Consultancy of DJP Bali, Sunarko, in Kuta, recently. According to him, the construction of villas, property and residences had become the leading revenue source of the tax office. The property sector contributed approximately 50 percent of the tax revenue. In the Premier Tax

Office (KPP Pratama) of South Badung itself, of the tax revenue targeted at IDR 910 billion in 2013, virtually 60 percent was contributed by property sector. “Indeed, the property sector has a large enough share of the tax revenue,” he said briefly. Nevertheless, numerous tax sources of central government, recognized Sunarko, had been handed over to regional government, ranging from the acquisition fee of land and building (BPHTB) to property tax (PBB) and had now been managed by regional government. “Some of our revenue sources have been

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man into custody. The Boeing 737-800 was carrying 137 passengers and seven crew members from Brisbane, Australia, to Bali, which is a leading tourist destination for Australians. No passengers or crew were hurt in the incident, according to the airline.

delegated to regional government such the acquisition fee of land and building and property tax,” he said. He said the DJP Bali had collaborated with local immigration authorities to curb the villas in Bali belonging to foreigners. “Our cooperation with the immigration office is to oversee the villas belonging to foreigners that have not been registered in tax office. This year, we also focus on controlling the villa because they retain a great potential of tax,” he said. It was mentioned that his party would map the region where the

tax target located. The tax to be charged for tourist accommodation consisted of the land acquisition, land purchase up to the operations. “Probably, the accommodations have a license or not,” he said. Chairman of the Bali Villa Association (BVA), Jero Mangku Wayan Suteja, also suspected there were some villa businessmen that did not pay taxes. Moreover, many villa accommodation buildings were established on a cliff and they were alleged to have no permit. Based on spatial rules, the government did not allow establishing any building on the edge of the cliff. “The rule allows building on the cliff at twice depth of the abyss. If there are people building on a cliff, they are likely to be unlicensed and obviously do not pay taxes because they clearly infringe

the rules,” he explained. He admitted the competition among the villas in Bali was increasingly difficult due to proliferation of villas in Bali, especially in the region highly favored by tourists such as Badung and Gianyar. Even, its average annual growth reached 10 percent. “The competition will be increasingly intense because more and more villas are built every year. Due to such rapid growth of the villas, they are widely seen as in Badung and Ubud areas,” he said. He mentioned the number of villas in Bali had reached over 1,200 villas, where 700 villas were located in Badung and the rest scattered in Tabanan, Buleleng, Klungkung, Gianyar and other areas. “The unlicensed villas are more than 10 percent,” he said. (kmb27)

Drunken passenger caused ‘hijacked’ scare

Tornado shelters face dilemma with pet lovers But when he arrived, a police officer told him that the only way they could come in was if Tobi, his shih tzu-yorkie mix, stayed outside. No pets allowed. So Starr and Tobi rode out the storm in his car, one of the most dangerous places he could be. “I love her and there’s no way I was going to live knowing I was abandoning her,” said Starr, of Del City. Modern forecasting technology now gives residents hours of notice of threatening conditions and precise projections of a storm’s likely path. Residents are bombarded with broadcast warnings to take shelter. But as the spring storm season arrives in Tornado Alley, emergency officials are still wrestling with a dilemma posed by man’s best friends. Since many public shelters won’t accept animals, people wind up dashing across town to rescue their pets or staying in unprotected houses rather

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In this photo taken on April 11, 2014, and provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, “Tutti,” a female Western Lowland gorilla holds her baby at the Bronx Zoo Congo Gorilla Forest in New York.

KUTA - A drunken passenger made a flight of Virgin Australia chaotic on Friday. The passenger, Matt Christopher mistakenly knocked on cockpit door when he want to go to toilet during a flight from Brisbane to Bali. The airport was closed for nearly two hours because of the incident, forcing several flights to be diverted, air force base commander Col. Sugiharto Prapto said. The Australian passenger acted aggressively and began pounding on the cockpit door before being handcuffed by the crew, police said. He was arrested for creating a disturbance and investigators said they were waiting for him to sober up before questioning him. Bali police chief Maj. Gen. Benny Mokalu told reporters that after the man began beating on the locked cockpit door, the pilot issued an alert code to air traffic control. The crew then managed to restrain the man and put him in a rear seat for the remaining hour of the flight. Prapto said the plane was directed to park at the end of the runway in case explosives or weapons were involved. Scores of troops surrounded the jet. “We immediately took appropriate security measures involving troops because the initial information that we got was that the plane was hijacked,” Prapto said. He said air force troops approached the plane and took the

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Indonesia will only investigate the incident related to a drunken passenger on board the Virgin Australia flight, an official said. “We as a country used for landing could only investigate to find the motive behind it,” head of the Sub-Directorate of Civil Investigators and Flight Security Personnel of Air Transportation, Rico Richardo. He said the jurisdiction for law enforcement regarding the incident lies in the hands of the Australian government since the actor involved and the aircraft came from that country. “According to the Tokyo Convention of 1963 regarding flights, criminal law enforcement authority is held by the country where the plane is registered, in this case Australia,” he said. Although the convention was recently updated in Montreal, Canada, Indonesia has not yet ratified it,” he added. If the convention had been recognized and ratified by the country, it would have had the authority to conduct law enforcement, he said. “It applies not only to Indone-

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A drunken passenger made a flight of Virgin Australia chaotic on Friday. The passenger, Matt Christopher mistakenly knocked on cockpit door when he want to go to toilet during a flight from Brisbane to Bali. sia but also to other countries as well,” he said. Based on that the results, the investigation would be later handed over to the country of the plane’s origin, he said. He said the crew would soon

be investigated, but declined to say where the investigation was taking place. Rico said Law number 1 of 2009 relating to aviation could not be applied to the person concerned because the plane is not

registered in Indonesia and the violation was done on a foreign flagged plane. Regarding deportation, he said coordination is still to be made with the immigration office, he said.


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60 percent of Ban residents free from clean water crisis Bali Post

AMLAPURA - Representatives of BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers officially handed over cistern assistance to 13 groups at 13 barren hamlets at Ban, Kubu, Friday (Apr 25). One of the Ban community leaders, I Gede Tamu Sugiantara, representing the hamlet chiefs or group heads managing the clean water at the cisterns expressed his gratitude to good-doers or BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers.

DENPASAR - The annual cycle of dengue (DB) case began to appear. Even, it has spread to a number of areas in Denpasar. In one area, the dengue can infect 3 to 4 residents. At least, three dengue victims have been reported to the Denpasar Health Agency. A member of Commission B of the Denpasar House, I Wayan Suadi Putra, after the plenary session on the fraction perspective, Friday (Apr 25) admitted the dengue case began to spread in the

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SEMINYAK - Bali’s tribe of jet set gypsies all turned out to herald the much-anticipated arrival of Seminyak’s newest spot for dining and drinks: Island Café on a balmy Wednesday evening in April. Located on a quiet corner just off the bustling Oberoi Road; Island Café’s understated presence gives the appearance of an old world gas-lit Mediterranean cottage. Keeping with its policy of serving a crowd of those in the know, there is no sign on the building. Seating only thirty people,it is currently open exclusively by reservationat this time,featuring a special personalized menu created by star Bahamian Chef Miles Belfield. The crowd feasted on delicious samples of the chefs cuisine as the beautiful Hungarian violinist Helga regaled the crowd with her post modern electric violin accompanied by wild gypsy dancing performed by artist TitianaScali. The Sangria flowedfreely as people mingled and moved to the Island house sounds chosen from the more than 15,000 albums collected by the owner; so music

requests by the clientele may always be accommodated. The crowd spanned several generations of international travellers and long time Bali residents, many of them good friends and acquaintances, creating a cosy, familiar ambiance. Chef Miles rustic home style “CarribAsian” culinary creations are enhanced with the offerings of local artisans such as fresh Italian country breads,a selection of chutneys and jams,homemade French pastries and “Ibiza style” Spanish tortillas. The emphasis is on freshlocally grown organic, seasonal produce and the finest imported luxury foods and wines. The latest creation of local artist Pablo Gentile, Island Café will be officially open in the first week of May. If this soft opening night’s fete was an indication of what’s in store at Island Café, this venue is sure to be one of Bali’s finest.

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The representative of villages in Ban, Kubu, received the donation of BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers

Three died, people ask to alert to dengue

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Soft opening of Island Café

13 more cisterns handed over

Tamu conveyed that with the help of a total of 15 cisterns along with the clean water pipeline worked on by the Ban residents about 60 percent of the Ban community could have enjoyed clean water all the year round. Meanwhile, about 40 percent or dozens of thousands of people had not been free from clean water crisis in dry season. “We expect the assistance of cisterns from BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers will not stop here. We are still in need of piping,” Tamu said. Accompanied by hamlet chief of Ban Nyoman Saba, Tamu said that two cisterns from BaliTV viewers and Bali Post readers had also been handed over a few months ago. They respectively placed at Cutcut and Ban hamlet. Meanwhile, last Friday a total of 13 more units were handed over. Of the 13 units, only one unit was still worked on at the Asti hilltop, Ban village. “Terrain to the location of the cistern construction at Asti was indeed very heavy. Last Thursday (Apr 24), the groups working in mutual assistance had transported cement to that location. However, they backed down because the terrain was difficult to be passed through due to sharp uphill and has not been paved,” said of the group head, Nengah Musna. Of the existing groups, only 13 groups that had got the assistance in the form of cistern construction namely the Asti, Panek, Padangasah, Delundungan Kangin and Kelundungan Kauh, Perasan, Daya, Pengalusan, Mekarsari, Cutcut Tongtongan, Temakung and Bonyoh. In the meantime, two cisterns had already been inaugurated and handed over earlier at Cutcut and Ban hamlet. (013)

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region. He was worried because the case quickly spread so that relevant agencies should work closely with village officials or headman to anticipate the spread of the dengue by doing fogging (fumigation). Moreover, during climate change there would be an increase in the cycle of dengue in the city of Denpasar, particularly in South Denpasar. “Dengue mostly infected children,” said Suadi Putra. Suadi Putra asked the fogging activities should reach school areas especially elementary school

because students did a lot of activities outside the school building. It was feared because many students had been infected by dengue. On that account, the Denpasar Health Agency should immediately pay attention to this problem from the spreading to other places. “This epidemic must be addressed as soon as possible. The Health Agency must immediately deliver medicine and other aids that can be given to village heads in order to prevent the spread of dengue,” said the PDI-P politician from Sidakarya village.

The Head of Denpasar Health Agency, Luh Putu Sri Armini, when asked for her confirmation said the dengue case began to increase. Typically, the case would appear in May, but it had started to proliferate in advance. Even, the increase of dengue case had been seen to happen since January. She also admitted to have anticipated by performing mass fogging. Moreover, there had been a report that three residents had become victims. “If fogging is not enough, it must be followed by mosquito nest eradication by the commu-

nity,” said Sri Armini. Before the fogging, added Sri Armini, her party would distribute larvicide to kill larvae and mosquito larvae monitor (Jumantik) in order they came down to the field to monitor the checkered mosquito larva. Other than larvicide, her party also provided them with abate for water storage in order to be drained. “We’ve inspected the area of South Denpasar and found many larvae that could not only be fogged. However, it must be resumed with larvaciding en masse,” she said. (kmb12)

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Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


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TAMPA, Florida — The Indian film industry’s top awards show sailed into the U.S. with a pirate-themed opening musical number and celebrities ranging from “Slumdog Millionaire” star Anil Kapoor to John Travolta. Before a crowd of some 20,000, the International Indian Film Academy awards, informally known as the “Bollywood Oscars,” were being held in the United States for the first time Saturday. Co-hosts Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar, dressed in swashbuckling outfits, demanded the key to host city Tampa, Florida, from Mayor Bob Buckhorn, who was sitting in the front row at the city’s professional football stadium. “I will give you this key if and only if you entertain us,” said Buckhorn, after which Kapoor and Akhtar climbed onstage and proceeded to have a mock sword fight. Later, Anil Kapoor introduced Buckhorn, who thanked the crowd with “namaste.” Before the show started, Travolta,

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Kevin Spacey and dozens of Indian film stars including Deepika Padukone walked past hordes of international media. Unlike the Academy Awards, IIFA uses a green carpet instead of a red one. Travolta, who was to be honored with an award, posed for photos with his arm around actress Priyanka Chopra. During a packed news conference Saturday afternoon, the Oscar

Alaia Baldwin, left, Stephen Baldwin, center, and Hailey Rhode Baldwin pose for photographers as they walk the green carpet for 15th annual International Indian Film Awards Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.

‘Begin Again’ film of firsts for Levine, Knightley Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — For Keira Knightley and Adam Levine, their movie “Begin Again” is an experience of firsts. Knightley, an accomplished actress, sings in the movie. And Levine, frontman of the band Maroon 5, acts. Knightley recalls being “completely terrified” to sing. She spoke on the red carpet Saturday where the film closed the Tribeca Film Festival. Levine said he was “blown away” to be walking a red carpet for a movie role. He says he enjoyed the experience so much he might have caught the acting bug. “Begin Again” is directed by John Carney, who was behind the successful musical drama “Once.” It also stars Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld and Catherine Keener. CeeLo Green also has a small role. The movie opens in the U.S. in July.

Actor Adam Levine and director John Carney attend the premiere of “Begin Again” during the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in New York.

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winner said he is currently considering a role in a Bollywood movie. “I cannot deny music and dance in my life,” he told reporters. “It is part of my soul. This is part of most of Bollywood’s films, and I agree with it.” Also on Saturday afternoon, “House of Cards” star Spacey held a master acting class with Chopra. When asked what he thought about Hollywood and Bollywood working together, Spacey made the crowd of 300 roar with his answer: “Well, it’s about (expletive) time,” he said.

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South Korean PM resigns over ferry sinking AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken Sewol ferry weeps as she awaits news on her missing loved one at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Sunday, April 27, 2014. South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won (inzet) offered to resign Sunday.

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JINDO — South Korea’s president accepted her prime minister’s resignation Sunday over the government’s handling of a deadly ferry sinking, although she didn’t set a last day in office. In an extraordinary resignation statement to reporters, the prime minister blamed “deep-rooted evils” in society for a tragedy that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing.

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The resignation comes amid rising indignation over claims by the victims’ relatives that the government didn’t do enough to rescue or protect their loved ones. Most of the missing and dead were high school students on a school trip. Officials have taken into custody all 15 people involved in navigating the ferry that sank April 16, and a prosecutor revealed that investigators are also looking into

communications made as the ferry sank between a crew member and the company that owns the ship. South Korean executive power is largely concentrated in the president, Park Geun-hye, so the resignation by Prime Minister Chung Hong-won appears to be symbolic. Min Kyungwook, a presidential spokesman, told reporters that Park would accept the resignation but didn’t say when Chung would leave.

Chung was heckled by relatives and his car was blocked when he visited a shelter on an island near the site of the sinking a week ago. On Sunday, he gave his reasoning for the resignation offer to reporters in Seoul. “As I saw grieving families suffering with the pain of losing their loved ones and the sadness and resentment of the public, I thought I should take all responsibility as prime minister,” Chung said. “There have been so many varieties of irregularities that have continued in every corner of our society and practices that have gone wrong. I hope these deep-rooted evils get corrected this time and this kind of accident never happens again.” Meanwhile, senior prosecutorYang Jung-jin said Sunday that two helms-

men and two members of the steering crew had been formally arrested. They join 11 other crew members, including the captain, in detention. Yang also said that a crew member called the ship’s owner, Chonghaejin Marine Co. Ltd., as the ferry was listing April 16 but declined to disclose whether the caller was the captain. Local media reported that the captain called for company approval of an evacuation. Prosecutors said they are analyzing the content of communications between the ship and the company. The arrested crew members are accused of negligence and of failing to help passengers in need. The captain initially told passengers to stay in their rooms and took half an hour to issue an evacuation order, by which time the ship was tilting too severely

for many people to get out. Divers have recovered 188 bodies and 114 people are believed to be missing, though the governmentwide emergency task force has said the ship’s passengers list could be inaccurate. Only 174 people survived, including 22 of the 29 crew members. The seven surviving crew members who have not been arrested or detained held non-marine jobs such as chef or steward, Yang said from Mokpo, the southern city near the wreck site where prosecutors are based. Capt. Lee Joon-seok told reporters after his arrest that he withheld the evacuation order because rescuers had yet to arrive and he feared for passengers’ safety in the cold, swift water. Crew members have also defended their actions. Continued on page 6


Edisi 28 April 2014 | International Bali Post  

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