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McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is adamant that his squad has not dropped off the pace, but is just losing out in Formula 1’s tyre lottery at present. The Woking squad appeared to be 2012’s benchmark as it opened the year with two straight poles for Lewis Hamilton and a Melbourne win for Jenson Button. But it has not managed a podium finish since China, and its drivers are now down to third and fifth in the championship standings after spells in the points lead. Whitmarsh denied that McLaren has gone into a slump, saying it was impossible for any team to stay at the front consistently in such an up-anddown year - as Monaco qualifying proved. “It’s an extraordinary season,” he said. “I didn’t think even at the start of Q3 that Michael [Schumacher] was going to come out with a time like that and Lotus have looked good here, I thought, and Lewis was in front of the two of them.” “We think that we’ve got to keep working. This year’s championship is very unusual and is undeniably going to continue to be a fight to develop the car and to understand and work with these tyres. If you get it right, you’ve got a huge performance uplift.” He suggested that even teams achieving good results remained baffled by tyre performance this year. “I think in truth, if you look back at a number of the almost surprise quick guys, if

they’re really honest they’re not sure why they were quick at the moment they were quick,” said Whitmarsh. The McLaren chief said he was convinced there was nothing wrong with the team’s current package that would prevent it winning on days when it mastered the tyres better than its rivals. “I think we’ve got a competitive car. We haven’t always got the best out of it,” said Whitmarsh. “We’ve got two great racing drivers, so it’s going to be a fight for the whole year. There are moments of frustration and moments of elation, and that’s how a world championship should be. “Of course we’d all like to understand everything, to be improving the car and to understand the tyres every time you go out. Evidently it’s not like that for us. It’s not like that for anyone. That’s the real challenge. “These tyres seem almost organic, non-linear, and very difficult and very complex. We don’t have as good an understanding of them as we should do and as we’d like to have, but I don’t think there’s anyone out there at the moment - any team, any driver, any engineer - who feels they’ve got it nailed on the tyre front.”

Inauguration of Tri Hita Karana Temple in Berlin Page 8 Lewis Hamilton, right, talks with McLaren Mercedes team principal Martin Whitmarsh during the first practice session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Thursday, May 24, 2012.

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Solberg’s Acropolis Rally victory bid ends with crash Petter Solberg has crashed out of the Acropolis Rally while chasing Sebastien Loeb for the lead on the final morning in Greece. Ford driver Solberg had reduced Loeb’s lead from 20 seconds to 10s during Saturday afternoon’s loop, and was keen to push for the win on the deciding leg.

“We have five stages and we need to take two seconds in each stage,” Solberg told AUTOSPORT before Sunday morning’s action began. “It is possible, we can do it. Of course, it won’t be easy, but we have to try. I will go at 109 per cent, not 110 per cent - we need to keep a little bit in reserve!”

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But Solberg’s charge did not last long as he went off the road and took a rear wheel off his Ford on the opening Aghil Theodori stage. Solberg’s retirement leaves Loeb leading by just under two minutes over his Citroen team-mate Mikko Hirvonen. Loeb said he had been absolutely flatout trying to resist Solberg and that it had been tough to stay focused after seeing his rival was out. “I just tried to push very hard in this one. We were quite equal,” said Loeb. “He needed some extra speed to take the 10s that I had. “I saw he was stopped in the stage and for me it was quite difficult to keep the rhythm after that. I was flat-out at the first splits and now it’s completely different. “At the moment we’ve done a perfect race, pushing very hard and avoiding mistakes.”

Petter Solberg of Norway, and his co-driver Chris Patterson of Great Britain with their Ford Fiesta RS WRC compete in the WRC Acropolis Rally as fans cheer at the stage of Aghii Theodori, Greece, on Sunday, May 27, 2012.

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DENPASAR - Indonesia is due to release jailed Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby in September 2017, a prison chief said Friday, after she had five years slashed off her 20-year term. Corby could be released earlier if she is granted parole and will likely continue to receive the usual twice-yearly sentence reductions, Gusti Ngurah Wiratna, head of Kerobokan prison on Bali island, told reporters. “After subtracting her (annual) sentence cuts and the five-year clemency, she will be released from jail on Septem-

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considered the situation minute to minute, and with threats if the concert goes ahead, Lady Gaga’s side is calling off the concert,” Minola Sebayang, lawyer for promoters Big Daddy, told reporters. “This is not only about Lady Gaga’s security, but extends to those who will be watching her.” The flamboyant performer, who has nearly 25 million followers on

Twitter -- the highest number on the social networking site -- wrote just hours before the announcement was made: “There is nothing Holy about hatred.” After the announcement the show was off, thousands of her fans, who call themselves “little monsters”, sent a flurry of Twitter messages to persuade her to go ahead with the concert. Continued on page 6

Corby to be release in 2017 ber 20, 2017,” Wiratna said. “In the future, she will continue to receive further remissions every August 17 on Independence Day, and on Christmas,” he said, adding that a team would now evaluate Corby’s eligibility for parole. He said Corby had served enough time to be eligible to file for parole, for which a prisoner much also “express remorse, show good behaviour and not commit any crimes while serving their sentence”. Corby’s lawyer Iskandar Nawing said that for Indonesian nationals, parole can be granted as quickly as three months after filing.

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In this photograph taken on July 2, 2008, convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby (C) is escorted by two policemen as she leaves a beauty salon in Denpasar on Bali island on July 2, 2008.


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Closure of the Gilimanuk Harbor followed the Ketapang Harbor that had earlier decided to close the voyage due to high winds and huge waves. As consequence, all ships that had already sailed from Gilimanuk Harbor were asked to lean to the nearest harbor. The closure began around 10:30 p.m. local time and at the same time many vehicles would cross to Java. They included a number of tourist buses that were also stuck in the queue while waiting for the crossing to be opened. As the night grew later, more and more vehicles, especially trucks and freight vehicles, came in. Until the early morning, the queue reached 3.5 kilometers long or exceeded the Cekik forest. Administrator of the Gilimanuk Harbor, Made Rai Ardana, said on Saturday (May 26) the closure was carried out

BOSTON — To Doug Collins, Boston’s Big Three is already a memory. “I don’t look at them as the Big Three. I look at them as the Championship Four,” the Philadelphia coach said. “Because if you’re going to leave Rondo out, you’re making a huge mistake.”

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following the instruction from the Ketapang Harbor that had closed the crossing service due to bad weather condition. Therefore, the Gilimanuk Harbor was automatically closed. The crossing was then re-opened at 3:45 a.m. by the dawn. All the ships having loaded the vehicles directly departed to the harbor of destination. Up to Saturday morning, all buses and private vehicles could have been conveyed from the harbor, but freight vehicles and trucks remained to queue up to two kilometers long. The administrator said the harbor could be closed any time for the sake of safety due to bad weather condition. His party also continued to monitor the weather progress. All the ships were asked to be alert and make coordination. (kmb26)

Sanglah Hospital route change

To avoid any traffic in entering Sanglah Hospital which caused delays for patients, Bali Transportation Agency will change its route and will be socialized soon as stated by Head of Sanglah Hospital Security and Order, Ferry Dwiyanto, which have been discussed last Monday (21/5) attended by the Agency, Parking Management and Sanglah Hospital. It was stated Pulau Nias Street, Pulau Bali Street and Pulau Lombok Street traffics will be arranged as they were the entrance to the Hospi-

tal. Pulau Nias Street will still be two ways while Pulau Bali Street will be changed to one ways with entrance from North which will cause those from Pulau Lombok Street won’t be able to go in Pulau Bali Street from the south. It is hoped that with this new routei t will avoid any traffic that usually happens on the statue roundabout of the entrance to Sanglah Hospital. “With that those from Pulau Lombok will have to go around Sanglah Market at first then go through Pulau Nias Street,” Dwiyanto explained. (san)

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Due to adverse weather condition occurred in the Bali Strait on Friday night (May 25), the crossing at Gilimanuk-Ketapang Harbor was closed for five hours. As a result, long queues were inevitable. Up to Saturday morning (May 26) the queue of trucks and freight vehicles still occurred and reached two kilometers long from the ticket counter of Gilimanuk Harbor.

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The truck that is flipped in Tabanan Regency

Shrimp carrier truck flipped The Denpasar-Gilimanuk vulnerable route now again took victim where this time a shrimp carrier truck flipped while avoiding a motorbike at Raya Desa Megati Street, Selemadeg Timur, last Thursday (24/5) at 10 pm local time. Luckily there are no casualties including the truck driver, Slamet (30), from Banyuwangi, East Java got slightly bruised at his back and the incident caused the P 8581 UW truck’s back part destroyed. The truck was going fast towards Gilimanuk at that time then in a location with sharp turn, three motorbikes also went fast took the right side which should be the opposite route. Avoiding it to hit them, the truck went to the left causing the front of the

truck hit the street’s border and flipped. The broken front truck window was then used by the driver to get out. Slamet stated if he did not go left, he will hit the three motorcycles as they were really fast and in a hurry. The situation caused what’s carried poured out and with the truck not blocking the road it did not disturb the traffic at location. The truck was then evacuated in the night which will be sent to Banyuwangi after all 7 tons shrimps placed in another truck. The shrimps from Sumbawa was planned to be brought to Surabaya, East Java. It is not known yet how much lost is resulted. “I’m used to using this route it’s just because of the motorcycles the truck flipped,” Slamet stated. (kmb30)

Bali’s farmers go begging Bali Post Media Gruop relays the disheartening news that while agriculture remains Bali’s oldest and largest industry, those who work in this sector are also the poorest people on the island. Behind the idyllic and iconic rice terraces exists an entire large underclass of Balinese living well below the poverty line, the economic benchmark separating those with enough to eat and obtain the basic necessities of life from those without the essential wherewithal’s of daily life. Bali Post Media Gruop goes so far, in fact, as to quote academic Wayan Windia as saying that the living standard of many Balinese famers is below that enjoyed by roadside beggars living on the island. Adding to the plight of Bali’s “planting class” are the increasing loss of agricultural lands being turned to residential and tourist pursuits, rising property taxes, increasingly uncertain weather patterns, frequent plagues of rodents and pestilence, and recent seasons when the crop failed to come in. The leading academician from Bali’s Udayana University, Professor Dr. I Wayan Windia, contends the cascading woes of the island’s farmers is linked to insignificant income levels; lower, he contends, than that

earned by roadside beggars. He contends that a beggar can earn Rp. 2 million (US$217) per month while a Balinese farmer working a hectare of land would be lucky to net half that amount. Windia see the current state of Bali’s farmers as highly ironic, fueling a situation where famers are selling off their lands rather than face unbearable land tax burdens. The professor estimates 1,000 hectares of agricultural lands are diverted to other uses each year in Bali. Even more alarming, Windia sees the breakdown in the subak system of irrigation resulting from land diversion having the ripple effect of rendering adjoining tracts of land unproductive. Because of this, he believes Bali will soon see 2,000 hectares of land lost to agriculture each year. Windia lays the blame for this unfortunate state of affairs squarely at the feet of Bali’s government who are failing to regulate and preserve the island’s agricultural character. He also cites as being to blame the ease with which developers can obtain permits and licenses from government agencies with little reference or no concern by official for the damage caused to traditional irrigation systems.

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Rajon Rondo helped his aging teammates keep their season going Saturday night, finishing with 18 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in Game 7 against the 76ers to lead Boston to an 85-75 victory and into an Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Miami Heat. The Celtics will open the third round of the NBA playoffs in Miami on Monday night. “I’ve already packed,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “We’ll be ready. It’s going to be a tough turnaround, but we’re not an excuse team. We’ll be ready on Monday.” Bouncing back from his worst game of the playoffs — and snapping out of a 32minute slump in which he had just two assists and five points — Rondo scored nine straight Boston points after Paul Pierce fouled out to help the Celtics turn a threepoint edge into a double-digit lead. Rondo had 11 points in the fourth quarter, including his first 3-pointer in five games, made all four of his free throws down the stretch and grabbed his 10th rebound in the final minute — chucking it over his head and into the frontcourt to help the Celtics dribble down the clock. “He really came through,” Sixers guard Jrue Holiday said. “He put the team on his back.” Andre Iguodala scored 18 points, and Holiday and Elton Brand had 15 apiece for the 76ers, who eliminated the topseeded Chicago Bulls in the first round but couldn’t do the same with the Celt-

ics. Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Boston, and Ray Allen hit a pair of fourth-quarter 3-pointers after missing his first five attempts. “Ray is the ultimate gunslinger,” Rivers said. “That’s what makes great players great. I was a basketball player someday, and I would have never taken that shot.” Pierce had 15 points and nine rebounds before fouling out with 4:16 left. That’s when Rondo took over. The point guard, who had nine points and a playoff-low six assists in the Game 6 loss in Philadelphia, scored on a baseline drive and followed it up with a long 2-pointer (originally scored a 3) with 2:47 left. Then he made a 3-pointer with a little more than 2 minutes left to make it a 10-pont game and, after Brand scored on a tip-in, Rondo went to the line as the crowd chanted “M-V-P! M-V-P!” and hit a pair of free throws to leave Boston with an 80-70 lead with 1:44 left. The Celtics will now face the actual NBA MVP — LeBron James — along with Dwyane Wade and the rest of the Heat. Miami advanced to the conference finals by eliminating the Indiana Pacers in six games. Miami beat Boston in five games in the conference semifinals last year. In 2010, the Celtics eliminated the Heat in the first round and then knocked James and the Cavaliers out in the second — his final game with Cleveland before defecting to Miami.

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Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) is double teamed by Philadelphia 76ers defenders Elton Brand, left, and Spencer Hawes on a drive to the basket during the first quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 21, 2012.

Froch defeats Bute to take IBF super-middleweight crown Agence France Presse

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Britain’s Carl Froch stopped defending champion Lucian Bute of Romania in the fifth round to take the IBF super-middleweight title in Nottingham early Sunday. The 34-year-old Froch was coming off a rare defeat to Andre Ward and went into the fight against the undefeated, Canadian-based Bute as the underdog. But he took command from the opening bell to take possession of IBF belt to go with the WBC belt he held twice in the past. The win brought Froch’s career record to 29 wins against two defeats. For Bute it was a first defeat in 31 fights Fighting in his home town, Froch opened positively and was the aggressor

throughout the first round despite receiving a warning for hitting on the break after the follow-up exchange. Bute landed a strong southpaw left in the second as Froch staked him behind his jab and it was the Englishman who again ended the round on top, rocking Bute with a big right hand. The Romanian landed a good jab as the third round got under way, but Froch responded immediately and hurt his man with a succession of ferocious shots. Bute was on wobbly legs and clinging on desperately with Froch marching forward in a bid to finish the contest early. Bute landed two counter lefts and survived the round but Froch was primed to move in for the kill. Both men traded shots in the fourth as Froch hammered home a powerful right and followed it up with a flurry. But Bute, to his credit, planted his feet and fired back gamely. Froch jumped in with a right which

had Bute in peril once again and another looked like forcing the end. Bute, however, was saved by the bell as Froch landed a fierce left hook at the end of the round. Bute looked unsteady when the fifth round got under way and a right hand rocked his head back. After several unanswered shots, another big hit from Froch forced Bute down with only the ropes holding him up. Referee Earl Brown began a count, but when Bute’s corner entered the ring to spare their man further punishment, Froch had the belt won. Froch said he believed the emphatic win made up for the defeat at the hands of Ward. “After the Andre Ward defeat I was very deflated. I was here tonight to put right a wrong,” he said. “I came here more determined than I’ve ever been before. I’ve been guilty of switching off in the past but tonight I’ve been very focused.”


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Tumpek Wayang, hundreds of people join mass rite of exorcism

LONDON - German pride took a second bashing in eight days on Saturday as their Euro 2012 countdown began in earnest with a humbling 5-3 friendly defeat by Switzerland but European champions Spain and tournament co-hosts Poland enjoyed useful victories.

At least 776 people took part in the sapuh leger or mass rite of exorcism in the Mario Hall, Tabanan, Saturday (May 26). The first rite of exorcism in Tabanan was followed by residents from across Bali. They were not only the adults, but also the lineups of children from four years old. Due to myriad of participants, the committee should involve 21 high priests of all clans to officiate over the activity.

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A week after Germany’s biggest club Bayern Munich suffered Champions League final heartache against Chelsea, Joachim Loew’s national team were stunned by a hat-trick from Eren Derdiyok who will not grace the finals after the Swiss failed to qualify. It was a mixed night for the various Euro 2012 qualifiers as they fine-tuned their squads for the tournament that kicks off with Poland versus Greece on June 8 in Warsaw. World Cup runners-up Netherlands, who like Germany are fancied to challenge for the title next month, suffered a surprise 2-1 home defeat by Bulgaria. England, rated as outsiders after an unsettled few months following Fabio Capello’s resignation, kicked off Roy Hodgson’s tenure as national coach with a workmanlike 1-0 win in Norway -- their first in the Scandinavian country for 32 years. Spain, who will defend the title they won four years ago when they beat Germany in the final, fielded a below-strength side without any Barcelona players against Serbia in St Gallen, Switzerland, but still had enough in reserve for a 2-0 win. Adrian Lopez, one of four debutants for Spain, scored the opener with Santi Cazorla also netting with a penalty. There was concern for Spain’s coach Vicente del Bosque, however, as Barca midfielder Cesc Fabregas was ruled out for up to 10 days with a hamstring strain. FABIANSKI OUT

Poland, staging the finals with neighbours Ukraine, beat Slovakia 1-0 although there was some disturbing news for the hosts with second choice goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski being ruled out with a shoulder injury. Defender Damien Perquis headed Poland’s winner in Warsaw. Germany

coach Loew did not use any Bayern Munich players against Switzerland, handing opportunities to some of the less heralded members of the squad. However, he was given food for thought as Germany suffered their worst defeat at the hands of the Swiss since 1908. “We made far too many mistakes,” Loew, who will announce his final squad next week, told reporters. “I did not expect this result though I knew it could be dangerous because of the many training sessions we have had until now. I knew that we could be lacking this freshness.” Germany take on Portugal, Netherlands and Denmark in the tournament starting in a fortnight - a tough group that may be beyond some of the players who appeared on Saturday. Derdiyok, a new signing for Bundesliga club Hoffenheim, slotted Switzerland ahead after 21 minutes and struck again two minutes later with Germany’s defence in disarray. DERDIYOK HAT-TRICK

Defender Mats Hummels pulled a goal back just before the break but Derdiyok completed his hat-trick soon after the interval before Andre Schuerrle made it 3-2. In a frantic spell, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Admir Mehmedi scored for Switzerland either side of Germany’s third goal of the night from Marco Reus. Netherlands also have much to ponder after a surprise defeat by Bulgaria in Amsterdam. Robin van Persie put Bert van Marwijk’s side ahead just before the break but Ivelin Popov equalised from the penalty spot and Ilyan Mizanski grabbed the winner in stoppage time. Van Marwijk’s mood was not helped by a hamstring injury to defender Joris Mathijsen who limped off. “Joris felt something in his hamstring and wanted to avoid any risk,” Van Marwijk told reporters. “It was an annoying match especially after the penalty, before that we did everything well although we did not create a lot of chances.” England’s new coach Hodgson, appointed on May 1 to replace Italian Capello who guided the team to the finals, said he was satisfied with the performance of an experimental side which featured Liverpool’s Andy Carrol and Ashley Young up front. They could form England’s at-

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Swiss Eren Derdiyok, right, celebrates his goal against Germany’s goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, center and Germany’s Marcel Schmelzer, left,during an international friendly soccer match between the national soccer teams of Switzerland and Germany at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, in Switzerland, Saturday, May 26, 2012. tack in the Euro 2012 opener against France in the absence of Wayne Rooney, who is suspended for the first two matches, and Young’s classy ninth-minute strike did his chances no harm. “I thought he (Carroll) was good. Full stop. Not only was he good for us when we had the ball... he

was also very important to us defensively,” said Hodgson, whose main concern was a groin injury to midfielder Gareth Barry. Portugal were jeered by their own fans after a disappointing 0-0 draw with Macedonia while Greece, who will travel to the finals aiming to produce another shock like they did

in 2004 when they were European champions, drew 1-1 with Slovenia. Denmark lost 3-1 to Brazil after Hulk scored twice for the South Americans in Hamburg but fellow Euro 2012 outsiders Ireland and Czech Republic secured moraleboosting wins, against Bosnia and Israel respectively.

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SCHRUNS, Austria - Striker Roberto Soldado was left out of Spain’s squad for Euro 2012 on Sunday, despite scoring a hat-trick in a friendly in March. Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo was selected ahead of Soldado, with Fernando Torres also included by the world and European champions despite his erratic form at

Chelsea. There were no major surprises in the 23-man squad named by coach Vicente del Bosque, with defender Carles Puyol and striker David Villa having already been ruled out of the tournament because of injury. Atletico Madrid forward Adrian

Lopez was overlooked despite scoring on his debut in the 2-0 win over Serbia on Saturday. Manchester United’s David de Gea failed to make the cut despite being included in a provisional squad which has been training in Austria.

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Those high priests consisted of Ida Pedanda, Rishi, Bhagavan and Mpu. “This ritual aims at cleansing the spiritual impurities, misfortune or bad influences of residents physically and transcendentally, especially those who were born in wuku wayang or melik,” said Chairman of the Sapuh Leger Committee, Nengah Suela. He described the sapuh leger rite of exorcism was categorized into three, namely bebayuhan sapta wara, bebayuhan melik, and bebayuhan wuku wayang. The rituals were deliberately organized en masse for the sake of cost efficiency. Each participant was only charged a cross-subsidy contribution worth IDR 350,000. Meanwhile, those who could not afford it were free of charge. Under normal condition, the cost of sapuh leger could reach up to tens of millions. The sapuh leger ritual was held for a week on May 20-26 and the peak was Saturday afternoon. Such ritual was commenced with the presentation of shadow puppet show. Its storyline recounted about the journey of Lord Shiva having two sons, namely Sanghyang Kumara and Bathara Kala. In the story, Bhatara Kala asked for a duty after his birth. He was then assigned to prey

on humans born with spiritual impurities (mala). Such impurities could be purified with sapuh leger rite of exorcism. Having performed the shadow puppet, it was resumed with the mass purificatory rite or melukat. The holy water in use was obtained from 27 springs, including the water of the Ganges, India. Aside from the purificatory rite, the ritual also used caru Panca Sanak oblation. Ultimately, the procession was terminated with the performance of mask dance. According to Nengah Suela, the sapuh leger was planned to be organized on a regular basis because it would alleviate the residents who should hold the ritual. The Regent of Tabanan, Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti, said the ritual was capable of providing cross-subsidies for the poor community. “This activity should be held regularly because it can help alleviate the less fortunate people,” she said in the midst of attending the sapuh leger ritual. Aside from the Regent of Tabanan, the happening was also attended by Deputy Regent Komang Sanjaya and the King of Tabanan Ida Cokorda Anglurah Tabanan and the Welfare Bureau of Bali Regional Secretariat. (kmb30)

Squad: Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), Victor Valdes (Barcelona) Defenders: Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Jordi Alba (Valencia), Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Javi Martinez (Athletic Bilbao) Midfielders: Xavi (Barcelona), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), David Silva (Manchester City), Santi Cazorla (Malaga), Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Juan Mata (Chelsea)

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A seller is offering souvenir to the foreign tourists in Kumbasari Market, Denpasar. Almots all of the sellers in the market suffer from loss of profit even the number of tourists visiting Bali is increasing

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The Hindus participate in the Sapu Leger Ritual on Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Regional Library, Books collection only source from block grant funds

Gianyar (Bali Post)— Regional finance for the procurement of book collections in the Gianyar Regional Library is limited. So far, procurement of the library book collections is mostly financed by the block grant from central government. Within the past few years, the block grant from central government was obtained for procurement of 700 books with 350 titles for the regional library. The Head of Regional Library and Archives (KPAD), AA Sri Marwati, confirmed the matter on Friday (May 25). Over the past few years, the book collections of Gianyar regional library only acquired from the block grants of central government amounting to 700 books with 350 titles. Meanwhile, there was not procurement made by regional government. Until now, the collection of Gianyar Library came to 17,111 books and they were mostly of old collections. Sri Marwati also explained the allocation for the regional library in the Regional Budget 2012

amounted to IDR 46,500,000 for library development cost and IDR 20,000,000 for the operation of roving library. In response to such condition, Chairman of the Bali Institute for Social Problems, Lanang Sudira, assessed if compared to the important role of libraries and archives, such amount of budget disbursed by government was very small. Moreover, it was allocated for the maintenance of worn book collections to make them up to date. In the regional policy, the existence of library was very important for the improvement of education and reading interest. For that purpose, it was required a serious attention of the Gianyar Government to the problems. Other than related to the budget, another worrying problem was that the library building remained to use the building unit belonging to the SD No. 2 Gianyar primary school. Since the school would be re-grouped by the government, the regional library should be ready to leave the building. (kmb16)


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Greek pro-bailout conservatives regain lead: polls

Myanmar’s health system on life support

ATHENS - Greece’s conservatives have regained an opinion poll lead that would allow the formation of a pro-bailout government committed to keeping the country in the euro zone, a batch of new surveys showed on Saturday. Greece was forced to call repeat elections for June 17 after a May 6 vote left parliament divided evenly between groups of parties that support and oppose the austerity conditions attached to a 130 billion euro bailout agreed with the European Union and International Monetary Fund in March. Polls up to Saturday had showed pro- and anti-bailout parties running neck-and-neck ahead of the vote which could determine the country’s future in the single currency. Five polls published in the weekend press showed the conservative New Democracy party, which supports the bailout, with a lead of between 0.5 and 5.7 points over the anti-bailout leftist SYRIZA party though analysts said the race was still too close to call. SYRIZA has said it would ditch the country’s bailout deal

Starved of funds and medicine during decades of military rule, doctors at a clinic in Yangon offer their usual advice to one of Myanmar’s newest HIV patients -- come back when you’re sicker. In a country with one of Southeast Asia’s biggest armies but a healthcare system in tatters, scarce antiretroviral drugs are given only to those with the advanced form of the illness. “If I don’t get the treatment, I’m worried the disease will get worse,” a 47-year-old farmer told AFP at the clinic run by charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) after she was diagnosed with the virus. During almost half a century of military rule which officially ended last year, Myanmar’s junta generously funnelled cash to the armed forces but presided over one of the world’s lowest outlays on public health. Non-governmental organisations and patients using their own

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that has led to record unemployment and severe wage cuts. But Germany and other lenders have said they would cut the country’s funding if it took such a step. That would lead to bankruptcy and possibly force Greece to leave the euro. New Democracy would get between 25.6 percent and 27.7 percent of the vote if the election was held today, according to the polls by Eleftheros Typos/Pulse, Proto Thema/Alco, Real News/ MRB, To Vima/Kapa and Ethnos/ MARC. SYRIZA’s support was between 20.1 and 26 percent. According to the Pulse and MARC polls, New Democracy and the next-biggest pro-bailout party, the socialist PASOK, would together win a parliamentary majority of between 11 and 16 seats in the country’s 300-seat parliament. “NO BAILOUT, NO FUEL” The new figures were released after conservative leader Antonis Samaras launched an attack on SYRIZA, accusing his rival of flirting with disaster by promising voters Greece could ditch the bailout without risking an exit from the euro.

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A child with a Syrian opposition flag painted on the face, reacts as Syrian refugees take part in a protest in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, May 26, 2012, against an attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces on the Syrian city of Houla.

Dozens of children killed in new Syria attack

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BEIRUT — Gruesome video shows rows of dead Syrian children lying in a mosque in bloody shorts and T-shirts with gaping head wounds, haunting images of what activists called one of the deadliest regime attacks yet in Syria’s 14-month-old uprising. The shelling attack on Houla, a group of villages northwest of the central city of Homs, killed more than 90 people, including at least 32 children under the age of 10, the head of the U.N. observer team in Syria said Saturday.

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Conservative New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras (C) greets supporters during a pre-election rally in Athens May 26, 2012.

The attacks sparked outrage from U.S. and other international leaders, and large protests in the suburbs of Syria’s capital of Damascus and its largest city, Aleppo. It also renewed fears of the relevance of a monthold international peace plan that has

not stopped almost daily violence. The U.N. denounced the attacks in a statement that appeared to hold President Bashar Assad’s regime responsible, and the White House called the violence acts of “unspeakable and inhuman brutality.”

“This appalling and brutal crime involving indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force is a flagrant violation of international law and of the commitments of the Syrian government to cease the use of heavy weapons in population centers and violence in all its forms,” said U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and international envoy Kofi Annan. “Those responsible for perpetrating this crime must be held to account.” More than a dozen amateur videos posted online Saturday gave glimpses of the carnage, showing lines of bodies laid out in simple rooms, many with bloody faces, torsos and limbs.

Vatican in chaos after butler arrested for leaks Associated Press Writer

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s inquisition into the source of leaked documents has yielded its first target with the arrest of the pope’s butler, but the investigation is continuing into a scandal that has embarrassed the Holy See by revealing evidence of internal power struggles, intrigue and corruption in the highest levels of the Catholic Church governance. The detention of butler Paolo Gabriele, one of the few members of the papal household, capped one of the most convulsive weeks in recent Vatican history and threw the Holy See into chaos as it enters a critical phase in its efforts to show the world it’s serious about complying with international norms on financial transparency. The tumult began with the publication last weekend of a book of leaked Vatican documents including correspondence, notes

and memos to the pope and his private secretary. It peaked with the inglorious ouster on Thursday of the president of the Vatican bank. And it concluded with confirmation Saturday that Pope Benedict XVI’s own butler was the alleged mole feeding documents to Italian journalists in an apparent bid to discredit the pontiff’s No. 2. “If you wrote this in fiction you wouldn’t believe it,” said Carl Anderson, a member of the board of the Vatican bank which contributed to the whirlwind with its no-confidence vote in its president, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi. “No editor would let you put it in a novel.” The bank, known as the Institute for Religious Works, issued a scathing denunciation of Gotti Tedeschi in a memorandum obtained Saturday by The Associated Press. In it the bank, or IOR by its Italian initials, explained its reasons for ousting Gotti Tedeschi: he routinely missed board meetings, failed to do

his job, failed to defend the bank, polarized its personnel and displayed “progressively erratic personal behavior.” Gotti Tedeschi was also accused by the board of leaking documents himself: The IOR memorandum said he “failed to provide any formal explanation for the dissemination of documents last known” to be in his possession. In an interview with the AP, Anderson said the latter accusation was independent of the broader “Vatileaks” scandal that has rocked the Vatican for months. But he stressed: “It is not an insignificant issue.” In this Monday, April 21, 2008 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI, left, arrives at the Italian air force 31st Squadron base in Ciampino, 30 kilometers south-east of Rome, on his way back from a six-day trip to the U.S. including the U.N. and Ground Zero in N.Y.C.

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This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft, top, after Dragon was grappled by the Canadarm2 robotic arm and connected to the International Space Station, Friday, May 25, 2012.

Astronauts enter world’s 1st private supply ship Associated Press Writer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space station astronauts floated into the Dragon on Saturday, a day after its heralded arrival as the world’s first commercial supply ship. NASA astronaut Donald Pettit, the first one inside the docked capsule, said the Dragon looks like it carries about as much cargo as his pickup truck back home in Houston. It has the smell of a brand new car, he added. “I spent quite a bit of time poking around in here this morning, just looking at the engineering and the layout, and I’m very pleased,” Pettit said from the brilliant white compartment. To protect against possible debris, Pettit wore goggles, a mask and a caver’s light as he slid open the hatch of the newest addition to the International Space Station. The

complex sailed 250 miles above the Tasman Sea, just west of New Zealand, as he and his crewmates made their grand entrance. The atmosphere was clean; no dirt or other particles were floating around. “This event isn’t just a simple door opening between two spacecraft — it opens the door to a future in which U.S. industry can and will

A view of a Google Glasses wearer about to catch a football.

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deliver huge benefits for U.S. space exploration,” the Space Frontier Foundation, an advocacy group, said in a statement. The California-based SpaceX — formally Space Exploration Technologies Corp. — is the first private company to send a vessel to the space station. It’s run by Elon Musk, a billionaire who helped create PayPal and founded the electric car company Tesla Motors. Now that the space shuttles are retired, NASA is handing over orbital delivery work to American business in order to focus on bigger and better objectives, such as getting astronauts to asteroids and Mars.

money have scrambled to plug the gap, but with limited success given the scale of demand from the estimated 60 million population. “Patients are upset, it is difficult to tell them... but we cannot refer them anywhere, the government doesn’t have it (medicine) either,” said Soe Yadanar, one of four doctors at the clinic in a poor Yangon neighbourhood, which has more than 2,000 registered patients. “We tell them they can come back later. But they know the situation in Myanmar,” she added. MSF says only a third of the 120,000 people living with HIV in Myanmar who under World Health Organization (WHO) standards should receive antiretrovirals are being treated. The shortage of medicine extends to other serious illnesses including tuberculosis and malaria. The country has a relatively high number of doctors but lacks medicines and wider support systems to treat patients, said MSF head of mission Peter Paul de Groote.

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Patients lie on beds in a charity-run Yangon clinic. Figures from the WHO show Myanmar spent just $12 per capita (or 2% of GDP) on health in 2009, of which only one dollar came from the government, with the remainder cobbled together by NGOs and patients

First Video Captured by Google Glasses Hits the Web

Google has publicly unveiled new photos and the first video from the real view of their augmented reality glasses prototype. The images show what the wearer sees while reading a newspaper, catching a football in the backyard and helping a smiling child play on the jungle gym. Such views don’t necessarily represent anything people haven’t seen before with head-mounted portable cameras. But they do hint at how Google Glasses could enable many people beyond geeky lifecasters to capture a diverse array of

moments in their lives — the video shows the bouncy viewpoint of the Google Glasses wearer doing flips on a trampoline. Google tech lead Max Braun showed off the photos and video at the Google + Photographer’s Conference on May 23. The Internet search giant has yet to show off real images or photos of how the glasses could seamlessly integrate virtual information with what a person sees in the real world. Its earlier unveiling of “Project Glass” included a concept video

that imagined a wearer getting social calendar reminders and map directions in his field of view. Still, many members of the public still seem enthusiastic about just having a pair of glasses with a small camera attached. One of the top comments on the YouTube video of the trampoline jumping simply stated “Shut up and take my money!” The most popular comment of all had a perhaps tongue-in-cheek suggestion for using the Google Glasses — “Good for POV [pointof-view] porn.”


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Past winners lead the pack for Cannes film award

CANNES, France - The 2012 Cannes film festival ends on Sunday evening with the award of the Palme d’Or for best picture at a red carpet gala ceremony, the climax of a 12-day blur of screenings, photo shoots, parties and deal making. As thousands of journalists, critics, executives and stars head home and luxury yachts weigh anchor for their next port of call, the big question is who will walk away with one of the most coveted film prizes after the Oscars. Two previous winning directors are favorites, although up to half of the 22 entries in the main competition in Cannes this year have been named as potential victors. Austria’s Michael Haneke wowed Cannes yet again this year with “Amour” (Love), a stately tale of death and what it means for an elderly couple living in a Parisian apartment. Set almost entirely in a single building, Haneke is typically unflinching in his film making, and the result had audiences in Cannes moved to tears. “Whatever his message, the spell of this incandescent film will be an elevating memory,” wrote Mary Corliss in Time Magazine. “In the history of movies about love, Amour lasts forever.” The two leading actors, JeanLouis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, are both in their 80s, and their

memorable performances underlined a year in which the actors, particularly male, have universally impressed. The other former winner in the leading pack for the Palme d’Or is Romania’s Cristian Mungiu, whose “Beyond the Hills” is another austere tale of a couple’s tragedy, this time two young women living together in a remote convent. Based on the real-life story of an exorcism gone wrong, it explores the clash between spiritual and worldly love and how even the most well-meaning act can go horribly awry. Jacques Audiard would be a popular home winner with “Rust & Bone” starring Marion Cotillard, while French-born Leos Carax presented easily the most bizarre of this year’s competition entries, the surreal, madcap “Holy Motors”.

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Cast members Matthew McConaughey (R) and Reese Witherspoon arrive on the red carpet for the screening of the film “Mud”, in competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, May 26, 2012.

“Killing Them Softly”, a modern-day gangster tale starring Brad Pitt, was one of five U.S. productions in competition and won warm

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NEW YORK — Katie Finneran is about to get evil — playing Miss Hannigan in the new production of “Annie” on Broadway. Producers said Friday that the two-time Tony Award winner has been cast as the cruel head of Annie’s orphanage in the show that begins reviews Oct. 3 at the Palace Theatre. Finneran won a Tony for her performance in the recent Broadway revival of “Promises, Promises” and another in “Noises Off.” Her other Broadway credits include “Mauritius,” ‘’Cabaret” and “The Iceman Cometh.” Finneran starred this past season on Fox’s series “I Hate My Teenage Daughter.” Based on the beloved comic strip that debuted in 1924, “Annie” first opened on Broadway in 1977 and ran for almost six years, fueled by songs

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Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa IBP

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International Airport to the resort is about one and a half hours. This is the time to enjoy the beautiful scenery in the morning while sitting on the balcony with the sound of birds chirping and monkeys roaming animals only to welcome guests like to say “good morning and welcome to the jungle” every day from 6:00 to 9:00 in the morning. While in the evening you can enjoy the beauty of the sunset while swimming in the pool which was designed by the architectural experience with an atmosphere that is very romantic swimming pool, together with the natural atmosphere of the village that seems so unique. They also serve food that is typical raced Indonesia, Europe, China and is always ready to deliver to a room with very friendly service and fast. Each day you will always be welcome to

stay at Nandini by our Butler service even though our free daily Preparing for the fleet is always ready to deliver you from the Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa to Ubud Centre. With an area of one acre of land we set up eighteen rooms are very unique with Balinese style architecture equipped with large double bed, TV Color with satellite, AC, Separate Bath Tub & Shower, Daily Free 2 bottle of mineral water, Amenities, Bathrobe, IDD phone, Mini Bar, Safety Box, DVD Player, Fire Extinguisher, Hair Dryer, Umbrella, Slipper, Coffee Table, Hot water heater and Private Balcony. Each day you will always enjoy a free tea in our restaurant while enjoying the beautiful natural panorama. They prepare the Spa facilities at the water / rock of the Ayung river for guests who want to try any uniqueness in Nandini.

Temple Ceremony plaudits from critics, as did “Mud” by Jeff Nichols. Thomas Vinterberg’s Danish child abuse story “The Hunt”

packed a real punch, while Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa impressed with his World War Two drama “In the Fog”.

Katie Finneran to join cast Eurovision set for battle of the oldies of Broadway’s ‘Annie’

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BAKU, Azerbaijan — Usually a jamboree of youthful exuberance — and questionable taste — this year’s Eurovision Song Contest features a pair of elderly acts among its top contenders. Engelbert Humperdinck, 76, takes the stage Saturday night for the United Kingdom, 45 years after he first got international attention crooning the hit “Release Me.” He’ll be wearing a necklace given to him by Elvis Presley. Humperdinck faces stiff competition for the gray vote from Russia’s Buranovskiye Babushki, a group of six grannies, the eldest of them 77. Their performance understandably won’t include the intense gyrations favored by many younger performers, but does feature some choreographed baking. They’ll be going up against 24 other finalists in the 57-year-old competition viewed by some 125 million people worldwide and hailed by its legion of devoted fans as harmless, kitschy fun that allows Europeans to forget their differences — and economic troubles — for at least one night. As last year’s winner, oil-rich

Azerbaijan is hosting the annual competition. Few think it stands any chance of a repeat victory, but the country hopes the hundreds of millions of dollars it has invested in preparing for the event will serve as a public relations coup and mitigate misgivings about its poor democracy and human rights record. Strong favorite Loreen, a 28year-old Swede of Moroccan-Berber

descent, will be venturing a racier outfit and sultrier performance than the grannies. Her song “Euphoria” even stands a chance of fair international commercial success — it’s already topped the Swedish charts for six weeks and gone platinum five times. The winner is picked by juries and television viewers across the continent, so a broad appeal is deemed key to success.

Calendar Event for May 20 through June 20, 2012 26 May Tumpek Wayang Pura Majapahit Jembrana Odalan Betara ratu Gede Desa Celuk Sukawati Odalan Betara Ratu Wedyadari Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Betara Ratu Alit & Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pura Pedarmaan Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pura Pedarmaan Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarmaan Kaba-kaba Besakih Pura Pedarmaan dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Pegatepan Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pemrajan Agung Sulang Kec Dawan Klungkung. Merajan Pasek Bendesa Kori Agung Pengatepan Pura Pedarmaan Dinasti dalem sri Aji Pura Besakih Pura Penataran Giri Purwa Banyuangi. Pesraman Dusun Kuto Rejo Banyuangi. 30 May Buda Wage Kelawu. Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Desa Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Ped Nusa Penida. Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangembungan Bongkase Abiansemal. Pura Pasek Bendesa Reyang Gede Penebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Br. Jawa Tengah Buleleng Pura Gaduhan Jagat Desa Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Tegeh Mancawarna Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Penataran Batu Lepang Kamasan Klungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Kedonganan Kuta Pura Goa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Pucak Pameneh Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Pejeng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Songan Merajan Pasek Prateka Pekandelan Sidemen Merajan Pasek Prateka Taman Sari Sukasada. Pura dadia Pasek Gelgel Sidemen Karangasem Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tampuagan Tembuku, Bangli.

5 Jun Anggar Kasih Dukut. Pr. Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pr Pasek Undagi Timpag Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Desa/ Pura Pucak Banjar Taman Bedulu Gianyar. Merajan Pasek Tangkas Kori Agun Sulahan Merajan Pasek Padang Rata Padang Pura Puser Jagat Dalem Dukut Puri Sukun Nusa Penida. 6 Jun Buda Umanis Dukut Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Sibang Kaja Abiansemal Pura Dalem Samplangan Gianyar 16 Jun Saraswati Pura Pasek Tangkas Gempinis dalang Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel sayan Bongkase Abiansemal Pura Watugunung Bima Pura Agung Jagatkarana Surabaya Pura Aditya Jaya Rawamangun Jakarta Timur Pura Pemaksan Banyuning Timur Buleleng Pura Agung Wira Lokha Natha Cimahi Jawa Barat Pura Dadia Agung Bendesa Tangkas Kori Agung Pusat Gerih Desa Gerih Abiansemal Badung. Pura Giri Jaya Natha Balikpapan Pura Agung Santi Bhuana Brugelette Belgia. 18 Jun Some Ribek. Pura Jati Jembrana Pura Kawitan Batugaing Bangli Pura Tirta Wening Tambak Sari Surabaya 20 Jun Hari Raya Pagerwesi Pura Laban Sindu Jiwa Kedewatan Ubud Pura Kehen Bangli Pura Wirabuana Magelang Jawa Tengah Pura Padang Sakti Tangtu Denpasar Timur Pura Jogan Agung Ketewel Sukawati Pura Gadung Pengiasan Dauh Puri Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel Buruan Kaja Tabanan Pura Pasek Gobleg Kerambitan tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Meliling Tabanan

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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From page 1 of marijuana. She filed a clemency appeal about two years ago to the Indonesian President, when her lawyers said she should be released on humanitarian grounds because of mental illness. Nawing has said that Corby had been driven insane at Kerobokan, one of Indonesia’s most notorious prisons, whose 1,000 inmates include 60 foreigners, including several Australians.

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FILE- In this Monday, April, 9, 2007 file photo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaks at a ceremony in Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, 300 Kilometers (186 miles) south of capital Tehran, Iran.

Iran’s Ahmadinejad urges unity against ‘evil’ Associated Press Writer

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged the country’s newly-elected parliament on Sunday to stand with him against “evil ones” who he says have encircled the nation. The president’s address to the opening session of the parliament was seen as an appeal to conservative opponents who crushed Ahmadinejad’s allies in voting that ended earlier this month. “ To d a y, e v i l s h a v e b e e n mobilized from all directions to put the Iranian nation under pressure. Removing and resisting the pressures, and cooperation, are the main priority today,” Ahmadinejad told lawmakers without elaboration. State TV broadcast the speech live. Iran faces sanctions from Western nations who accuse it of trying to developing nuclear weapons technology. Iran denies the charges. Long-stalled negotiations

between Tehran and six world powers on Iran’s nuclear program have recently revived, with the countries agreeing to talks in Moscow in June after earlier discussions last week in Baghdad. Ahmadinejad and the conservatives share similar views on foreign policy, but disagree on economic issues. The president lost their support when he was perceived to challenge the supremacy of the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last year.

Ahmadinejad also asked legislators not to intervene in his areas of authority. “Any effort to intervene in other’s affairs will not serve the country. This is only devastating,” said Ahmadinejad. Over the past months, both the president and the parliament have blamed each other for exceeding their respective mandates. Lawmakers say the president ignores bills passed by the parliament. Ahmadinejad says the parliament totally changes government-proposed bills.

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Corby... “It will likely take much longer for a foreigner because we have to coordinate with the immigration office,” Nawing said, declining to give a timeframe. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono approved clemency for Corby, 34, on Monday, cutting five years off her sentence, but her final release date had not at that time been made official. Corby was convicted in 2005 of smuggling 4.1 kilos (nine pounds)

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Earlier this month Jakarta police refused approval for the show after the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) threatened violence if Lady Gaga performed, calling her a “devil’s messenger” who wears only a “bra and panties”. Big Daddy president director Michael Rusli said it was “unfortunate” that the show, part of Lady Gaga’s tour of Asia that drew protests from Christian groups in the Philippines and South Korea, had to be called off. “For the past few days we have communicated with the government and Lady Gaga’s side. The government has given support, but this is not about the permit,” he said. “The cancellation is really due to concerns over security.” More than 50,000 tickets had been sold for the event at the Bung Karno Stadium, but FPI Jakarta chairman Habib Salim Alatas said the cancellation was “good news” for Muslims in Indonesia. “FPI is grateful that she has decided not to come. Indonesians will be protected from sin brought about by this Mother Monster, the destroyer of morals,” he told AFP. “Lady Gaga fans, stop complaining. Repent and stop worshipping the devil. Do you want your lives taken away by God as infidels?” The FPI claims seven million followers and has been known to raid pubs and clubs. Conservative Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali welcomed the cancellation, saying other groups had also raised concerns. “I strongly believe this cancellation will benefit the country. Indonesians need entertainment and art which have moral values,” he told reporters. Lady Gaga is scheduled to play three shows in Singapore this week. She was due to play in Jakarta after that, before flying to New Zealand and Australia, and then to Europe on her “Born This Way Ball” tour. Indonesian fans had suggested that Big Daddy look for another venue outside the capital after Jakarta police refused to give approval, but Rusli said “this is a huge concert so it can’t be moved elsewhere”. “Nowhere else in Indonesia can accommodate that many people”, he said, insisting that the 26-year-old singer was “prepared to adapt to Asian culture”. The star’s manager Troy Carter said in Singapore on Thursday that Lady Gaga would not tone down her concerts. Disappointed student Agus Murdadi, 17, said he had been waiting for months to see his idol. “I’m shocked. She’s creative, not provocative. I bought a ticket because I want to see her dancing and singing ‘Judas’ in front of me,” he told AFP. “I’m going to tweet to her to tell her that she should just come and not worry. The police can take care of FPI. I hate the FPI.” Another fan, Muh Fadli Firdaus, tweeted on @FadliGermanotta: “Sorry for everything, we still love you.” Ninety percent of Indonesia’s 240 million people identify themselves as Muslim, making it the world’s largest Islamicmajority nation, but the vast majority practise a moderate form of the religion. In the past, pop stars including Beyonce and The Pussycat Dolls have been allowed to perform in the country on condition they wore more conservative dress than usual.

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U.S. data, Europe woes to set tone

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NEW YORK - Investors will grapple next week with major U.S. economic reports and the looming possibility of a Greek exit from the euro zone, which is likely to keep dragging on equities for weeks to come. As contingency plans are made for Greece’s possible departure from the euro zone, investors may not get a clear picture until Greece holds elections on June 17. As a result, U.S. economic statistics may grab the spotlight during the holiday-shortened week. Major releases include consumer confidence, gross domestic product and on Friday the May non-farm payrolls report, which could provide clues on whether the economy is running out of steam or has simply hit a soft patch. U.S. financial markets will be closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Corporate news next week is expected to be light, with the firstquarter earnings season largely in the rear view mirror. Among S&P 500 companies, only government contractor SAIC Inc is scheduled to report next week. Europe still a concern

“We are going to continue to worry about Europe no matter what. That is going to be a concern,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York. “But with the two main events

in Europe not taking place for several weeks, the market will probably concentrate more on the domestic economy and the economic numbers.” But Europe will continue to be closely monitored, with equities affected by any developments in the fiscally troubled region. Increasing worries about the region, coupled with tepid U.S. data, have sent the S&P 500 down more than 5 percent for May. But stocks rose this week. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.7 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 1.7 percent and the Nasdaq composite index rose 2.1 percent. As the Greek elections draw closer, headlines from Europe could unsettle investors. Any U.S. data in the coming week which points to an economy pulling out of the doldrums could divert attention from Europe and provide investors an incentive to jump into stocks, which have become cheap during the recent pullback. Analysts have pointed to the 1,275 to 1,280 range for the benchmark S&P index, just below the 200-day moving average, as a key level of support the market is likely to challenge.

Four EU leaders set June 22 crisis talks Reuters

PARIS/MADRID - The leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy will meet on June 22 to discuss the euro zone crisis, said a spokeswoman for the Spanish prime minister’s office. “They’ve just confirmed the date,” she said. Earlier, Le Figaro newspaper had reported the summit would take place in Rome, citing Italian sources. Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti had suggested a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, but there was difficulty setting a date.

Merkel had appeared lukewarm on the idea, which Monti said was needed to clarify the issues at stake before a full EU summit on June 28 and 29. The date follows elections in Greece and France. Greeks are due to go to the polls on June 17 in a repeat general election, which many fear could result in a government intent on ripping up the international bailout program and lead to Greece’s exit from the euro zone. France is due to hold parliamentary elections on the same day, where the new Socialist president hopes to secure a leftwing majority to help him implement tax-and-spend plans.

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Protestors shout slogans during a demonstration by Portuguese communist party against the austerity economic measures taken by center-right coalition government linked to a euro78 billion ($112 billion) bailout needed in 2011, Saturday, May 26, 2012 in downtown Lisbon. The placard reads in Portuguese “Defeated troikas, stop the aggression”.

RIM to cut at least 2000 jobs Reuters

TORONTO - Research In Motion Ltd is preparing for a major restructuring beginning in the next couple of weeks that will see it eliminate at least 2,000 jobs worldwide, the Globe and Mail reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. The Canadian newspaper, citing several people close to the company, reported that the next round is layoffs is said to be planned for around June 1 - a day before the BlackBerry smartphone maker’s first quarter ends - but some expect the announcement even earlier. One source close to the company told Reuters the impending layoffs could hit as many as 6,000 people and affect RIM’s legal, marketing, sales, operations, and human resources divisions. “The strategic question is: are you accelerating into a better future or shrinking to a niche operation,” said the source, who declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the job

cuts. A RIM spokeswoman contacted by Reuters declined to comment on the report. But she pointed to comments that new Chief Executive Thorsten Heins and Chief Financial Officer Brian Bidulka made on RIM’s last earnings call about plans to streamline operations and save USD 1 billion in the fiscal year. The spokeswoman said RIM now has about 16,500 staff globally. This is down from a peak closer to 20,000. RIM reported a fourth-quarter loss in March, when the new CEO announced the initial steps in a strategic overhaul. Heins took over from longtime co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie in January. Once the dominant player in the wireless e-mail sector, RIM has lost market share due to fierce competition from Apple Inc’s iPhone and phones running on Google Inc’s Android software.


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Green Ball Beach IBP

To get to Green Ball, you head up the hill onto the Bukit, from Bypass Ngurah Rai (heading to Nusa Dua), then at the 4 way intersection (Nusa Dua, Uluwatu, Balangan), turn left towards Nusa Dua. You will see a sign for the Bali Cliff Resort, and the surf beach at Green Ball. Arriving at Green Ball you’ll see a dirt parking area, with an old guy selling drinks. A small water was 3,000rp, so best to bring your own drinks if price in a concern. There are a couple of hundred concrete

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steps leading form the cliff, down to the sand beach. We saw some small surfable waves and while we were there, probably 5 or 6 other surfers were there also. Ollie paddled out and caught many long rides, although the swell was small. Green Ball is a reef break and is the southern most tip of Bali, next stop Australia. For us non surfers, Green Ball is an okay beach to relax on. Devoid of trees, the cliffs provide some shade. The water is relatively clean and to the right of the beach is a large cave with bats.

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JAKARTA - Indonesian finance minister Agus Martowardojo said he was confident Indonesia could withstand the impact of the current economic crisis in Europe. “Its experience in dealing with the global economic crisis in 2008, 2009 and 2011 was an invaluable lesson for Indonesia. When the crisis hit Europe last year, our economy could still grow 6.5 percent, while Europe, India and China remained pressured,” he said at a national seminar on improving entrepreneurial ecosystems for sustainable business competitiveness here on Saturday. The minister added that the key to the country`s economic success

was the role of businessmen and domestic economic stakeholders. “It is not only that. Another factor is investment, which continued growing until now,” he said. Agus added that in the future, the government had to think of developing food and agricultural industries so the country could better stand against overseas economic upheavals. “The rice surplus of 10 million tons in 2014 will not, as yet, be enough to make Indonesia selfsufficient in food,” he said. The minister also emphasized the importance of encouraging entrepreneurship in the midst of the current crisis.

“Entrepreneurship could reduce unemployment at home and make the economy advance,” he said. He noted that entrepreneurs are persons who always seek opportunity and who are able to compete and be innovative. “Being entrepreneurs is not easy, as each person has their own character, which is different from others. Entrepreneurs must be able to manage resources and process raw materials to become `gold`,” he said. In view of that, the minister appealed to universities in the country to include entrepreneurship in their curriculum so poverty and unemployment could be continuously reduced.

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Eight killed in a landslide Agence France-Presse

BOGOR- A landslide in Indonesia killed eight people, according to an official, after days of heavy rain hit a mountainous part of the country’s main island. “The landslide occurred on Thursday night and killed eight people. We were able to retrieve all eight bodies by late Friday night,” Bogor Disaster Mitigation Agency official Makmur Rozak told AFP. He said 16 people were illegally mining for gold in western Java in the mountains of Bogor district,

south of the capital Jakarta, when the landslide struck “after days of heavy rain”. “We rescued the other eight, so everyone is accounted for,” Rozak said. Landslides are common in Indonesia, particularly in heavily deforested mountainous areas.

Brides and grooms wait for their turn to wed during a mass wedding in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia recently. Five-hundred lower-income couples participated in the event.

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President Yudhoyono covers 4.2 ASEAN Jazz Festival expected kilometers of Interhash route to attract 500 tourists Antara

MAGELANG - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono and some thousand hashers taking part in the Borobudur International Hash House Harriers (Interhash) 2012 have covered some 4.2 kilometers at the foot of Menoreh mountain range in Magelang regency, Central Java. The President and entourage began from a field in Tuk Songo village, Borobudur subdistrict, Magelang regency this mourning. The President flanked by Bibit Waluyo Governor, Tourist and Cre-

atinve Economy Minister Marie Elka Pangestu, and Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Rakyat Agung Laksono, will cover roads in villages in the area of Borobudur Temple for about two hours. The route will end in the field of Tuk Songo village. Residents in Borobudur subdistrict welcomed the Presidential entourage. Earlier Borobudur Interhash has been officially opened by Minister Marie Elka Pangestu at the yard of Prambanan Temple last night. Some 4,500 hashers from 50 countries took part in the activity hoped to boost tourism in Central Java.

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BATAM - The Fifth ASEAN Jazz Festival, to be held in Batam, June 22 and 23, 2012, is expected to attract about 500 tourists, particularly from Malaysia and Singapore. The tourism and creative economy ministry, in cooperation with a number of travel agents, has promoted the upcoming festival overseas, Raseno, of the ministry`s marketing directorate, said here Saturday. “It has also been promoted at Singapore`s seaport,” he said, adding that tour and travel agents are selling festival tickets. He said he hoped the music event would help promote Batam`s tourism industry. “We are targeting two million foreign tour-

ists to visit Riau Islands Province this year,” Raseno said. Further, Fifth ASEAN Jazz Festival`s art director Dwiki Dharmawan noted that Indonesian musicians said 10 foreign jazz musicians would perform during the festival. The 10 prominent jazz musicians are Erik Hargrove from the US, Nathasa Pattamapongs and Arnat Lamwongsrikul from Thailand, Jerry De Leon from the Philippines, Steve Thornton from Malaysia, Jeremy Tordjman from France, Kamal Musallam from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Carlos Kamil from Bogota (Colombia) and Ian Iron from Britain. The festival will also feature noted Indonesian jazz singers, such as Tri Utami, Barry Likumahua and Andien.


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Bali Today Inauguration of Tri Hita Karana Economic Temple in Berlin growth in Bali vaporizes Bali Post

DENPASAR - The economic growth of Bali has not become a breath of fresh air for the community. Bali is only a cash cow because the growth reaching six percent has vaporized. Capital owners dominantly from outside the region have caused the income generated to be completely sucked out. It was expressed by Secretary of the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) of Bali Chapter, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Raka Suardana not long ago. So far, the local community was only an object. They did not obtain any small fraction of fortunes in the midst of Bali’s economic growth. “Many investors in Bali are from outside and the capital invested was in a large amount. Meanwhile, local entrepreneurs of Bali, aside from losing out, they also seemed to have been marginalized. The ones who can survive are only of small class, while the middle class is not so much,” he said. According to him, the legislative and executive should make signs, either in the form of legislation or other rules. The rules had to require the capital owners investing in Bali not to damage the environment and should absorb local products, local workers and the like. On that account, their investment could have a good impact on the Balinese community. “As a matter of fact, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been regulated in the Law No. 40/2007 and No. 25/2007. These rules have been very strong, yet the implementation remains weak. If all companies have complied with these Acts, the SMEs can play more roles and grow well,” he said. He described the Law No. 40/2007 regarding the Limited Liability Company or the Law No. 25/2007 regarding the investment had obliged the companies and investors to carry out their corporate social responsibility activities. Moreover, the investors getting involved in unrenewable natural resources should allocate a fund for gradual recovery of the location pursuant to the eligibility standards of the environment. “Allegedly, the distribution of CSR has been arranged through collusion between the company and its recipients. As consequence, it is never on target,” he said. An economic expert from the Udayana University, Prof. Dr. Ketut Rahyuda, also judged the economic growth of Bali averagely reaching over six percent was dominantly enjoyed by people from outside Bali. It happened because the high investment in Bali remained to be taken control by investors from outside Bali and overseas. “The government needs to manage their contribution to Bali, not only in terms of taxes, but also in terms of their alignments to the surrounding communities. Government should arranged strict rules against the investors making investment in Bali such as by setting forth the CSR,” he said. (kmb27)

ON Saniscara (Saturday) Wage Perangbakat, May 5, 2012, the Hindus in Berlin, Germany, performed a sacred ceremony and inauguration (pemelaspasan) of the Tri Hita Karana Temple, Berlin. The Ngenteg Linggih and inauguration ritual were the culmination of a series of efforts that had long been attempted by Balinese people in Berlin coalesced into the Nyama Braya Bali (NBB) or Balinese community in Berlin. The ritual procession was officiated over by Ida Pedanda Putra Yoga and attended by Directorate General of Hindu Community Guidance, Prof. Dr. Yudha Triguna. The presence of Tri Hita Karana Temple formerly called the Tri Hita Karana Park was established in 2003 by German government. At that time, the park was just functioned as tourist attraction to introduce Balinese culture to the people of Germany. It is located in the recreation park named Erholungspark Garten der Welt. Due to utmost effort of the NBB Berlin, in the early summer of 2012 the Tri Hita Karana Temple ultimately could be functioned as a sanctum to venerate the greatness of God. The shrines previously established by the Germans consisted of three-chambered shrine, Taksu, Ngrurah and Surya situated within a garden complex isolated with a tropical Balinese landscaping garden. Besides, there are two newly established shrines namely Pad-

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The Hindus in Berlin, Germany, performed a sacred ceremony and inauguration (pemelaspasan) of the Tri Hita Karana Temple, Berlin. masana and Penglurah. Purchase of the materials and its delivery to Germany was the contribution of the Director General of Hindu Community Guidance where the construction was carried out in mutual assistance by bringing in three workers from of Bali, namely Agung Putradhyana (architect) and Cok Putra and Cok Raka Bawa. The last two names were doubling as artist of the Hindu art mission that would jointly jazz up the art performance. Aside from workers from Bali, construction of the temple also got the support from some sponsors, namely the German companies like Firma Kittel, Herold and Penta, lending a hand from the beginning of land clean-up, provision of additional building

materials up to the finishing work of the shrines. Great support of sponsors from German parties was inseparable from the coordination and tireless efforts made by a Bali lover, namely Steffen Brodt, a German architect who had regarded Bali as a second homeland. The Ngenteg Linggih procession was also resumed with the initiation on behalf of Ida Ayu Anom who was entrusted to be the priest in the Tri Hita Karana Temple accompanied an assistant, Ni Ketut Warsini. As part of the ritual procession, it was presented some Hindu sacred dances such as the Rejang Dewa, Baris Gede (Baris Kulkul), Bebondresan and Sidakarya Mask performed by the Hindu art mission of the Hindu University of Indonesia, Denpasar. (BTN/Ni Ketut Warsini)

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Balinese Culture Bali Offers Exotic Green Tourism

Relationship of Poland to Indonesia and Bali in particular is very close. Many Polish people are choosing this island as their travel destination. “The people of Poland are interested to visit Bali because the Bali tourism is very green and environmentally friendly,” said the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Brig. Gen. (Ret) Dr. Grzegorz Wisniewski recently. In 2011, he continued, Polish tourists who spent holidays in Indonesia and Bali reached 50,000 people. Meanwhile, in 2012 the number of tourist visits was ascertained to increase and estimated to reach 70,000 people. “In terms of economic aspect, the trade between Poland and Indonesia last year reached USD 800,000. Well, for the year 2012 we hope

it could reach USD 1 million,” said Grzegorz Wisniewski after a piano music show by Maestro Rafaelo Luszczewski specially brought in from Poland. On that account, he explained that to improve the relations between the two countries, the Polish Embassy considered it necessary to open honorary consul of Poland in Bali. Then, Ida Bagus Surakusuma, a travel businessman doubling as a cartoonist familiarly greeted as Lolec was entrusted to be a candidate of the Honorary Consul of Poland. According to Wisniewski, Bali had a strong character, unique culture as well as very typical dance and music that made the Polish society amazed. In addition, the Bali tourism sector had led to a green and eco-friendly

industrial sector. Wisniewski was deeply impressed with the Balinese arts and culture. The culture-based tourism of Bali was not necessary to be changed again. Indeed, the Balinese art should be preserved by local communities naturally. According to Lolec, he very much appreciated that the Polish embassy planned to appoint him a honorary consul of Poland. He admitted the appointment actually had a long occurred. But, he had just agreed it now. It happened because Poland had the same history as Indonesia. For example, Indonesia had the same flag colors, namely red and white, while Poland had white and red and then its coat of arms was similar to the symbol of the eagle belonging to Indonesia. (BTN/015)

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to have bought it from one of the prisoners at Kerobokan Prison. We can’t publish the prisoner name yet as accused,” Head of Badung Police,GAPC Beny Arjanto, stated last Friday (25/5). Police followed accused on a motorbike and stopped at area to get a package. Police certain that the package was illegal drug, accused were then captured around 10 pm local time which accused did manage to throw it away yet police asked it to be taken back.

They were then brought to Badung Police and admitted to have bought the package for IDR 1,450,000. They also admitted have bought it frequently with the prisoner so every time an order comes they would contact this prisoner which they stamp it in a place and paid it through bank transfer. The case is now being developed to find out if this prisoner is actually involved moreover they swore it that it is from a Kerobokan Prisoner. (kmb21)

Kerobokan Prison drug distributor arrested

Methamphetamine distributor network at Kerobokan Prison with two accused Juni Satria Putra alias Pelong (21) and Nyoman Suardika (25) got captured at Toko Adi Mart, Sesetan Street, South Denapsar last Thursday (24/5) evening by Badung Illegal Drugs Prevention Team. An evidence of 0.9 gram of methamphetamine was found from their hands also it was found that this area became an illegal drug transaction place frequently. “They admitted

Coconut Chicken Curry Ingredients 1 Broiler or fryer Chicken with skin, approx. 450g. 2 t Salt 1 lg Onion, chopped finely 3 Cloves garlic, chopped 3 T Oil 1 T Coriander Pinch of chopped ginger 1 t Ground lemon grass 2 c Coconut milk 1 Salam leaf

Directions:

Cut chicken into serving portions and rub with salt. Fry onion and garlic in oil until lightly brown. Now, add coriander, ginger and lemon grass. Stir well for about 1 minute. Add chicken, mixing thoroughly so that chicken absorbs the spices. Add coconut milk and salam leaf. Cover tightly and cook over medium heat for about 40 minutes. Serve with rice.

Prawn Crackers Ingredients 250g prawn meat, washed and dried well 250 to 300g tapioca flour 1 tsp salt l tsp pepper Oil for deep frying

Directions:

Liquidise the prawn meat till smooth. Mix in the tapioca flour, salt and pepper. Mix well into a stiff dough. Divide dough into three equal portions. Roll up each portion then place the rolls on a greased plate. Steam for 40 to 45 minutes over high flame. Leave the rolls to cool, then wrap with a clean tea towel. Chill well in the refrigerator. Use a very sharp knife to slice thinly. Thoroughly dry the cut-out pieces in the sun. Deep-fry the crackers.


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Bali Today Inauguration of Tri Hita Karana Economic Temple in Berlin growth in Bali vaporizes Bali Post

DENPASAR - The economic growth of Bali has not become a breath of fresh air for the community. Bali is only a cash cow because the growth reaching six percent has vaporized. Capital owners dominantly from outside the region have caused the income generated to be completely sucked out. It was expressed by Secretary of the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) of Bali Chapter, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Raka Suardana not long ago. So far, the local community was only an object. They did not obtain any small fraction of fortunes in the midst of Bali’s economic growth. “Many investors in Bali are from outside and the capital invested was in a large amount. Meanwhile, local entrepreneurs of Bali, aside from losing out, they also seemed to have been marginalized. The ones who can survive are only of small class, while the middle class is not so much,” he said. According to him, the legislative and executive should make signs, either in the form of legislation or other rules. The rules had to require the capital owners investing in Bali not to damage the environment and should absorb local products, local workers and the like. On that account, their investment could have a good impact on the Balinese community. “As a matter of fact, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been regulated in the Law No. 40/2007 and No. 25/2007. These rules have been very strong, yet the implementation remains weak. If all companies have complied with these Acts, the SMEs can play more roles and grow well,” he said. He described the Law No. 40/2007 regarding the Limited Liability Company or the Law No. 25/2007 regarding the investment had obliged the companies and investors to carry out their corporate social responsibility activities. Moreover, the investors getting involved in unrenewable natural resources should allocate a fund for gradual recovery of the location pursuant to the eligibility standards of the environment. “Allegedly, the distribution of CSR has been arranged through collusion between the company and its recipients. As consequence, it is never on target,” he said. An economic expert from the Udayana University, Prof. Dr. Ketut Rahyuda, also judged the economic growth of Bali averagely reaching over six percent was dominantly enjoyed by people from outside Bali. It happened because the high investment in Bali remained to be taken control by investors from outside Bali and overseas. “The government needs to manage their contribution to Bali, not only in terms of taxes, but also in terms of their alignments to the surrounding communities. Government should arranged strict rules against the investors making investment in Bali such as by setting forth the CSR,” he said. (kmb27)

ON Saniscara (Saturday) Wage Perangbakat, May 5, 2012, the Hindus in Berlin, Germany, performed a sacred ceremony and inauguration (pemelaspasan) of the Tri Hita Karana Temple, Berlin. The Ngenteg Linggih and inauguration ritual were the culmination of a series of efforts that had long been attempted by Balinese people in Berlin coalesced into the Nyama Braya Bali (NBB) or Balinese community in Berlin. The ritual procession was officiated over by Ida Pedanda Putra Yoga and attended by Directorate General of Hindu Community Guidance, Prof. Dr. Yudha Triguna. The presence of Tri Hita Karana Temple formerly called the Tri Hita Karana Park was established in 2003 by German government. At that time, the park was just functioned as tourist attraction to introduce Balinese culture to the people of Germany. It is located in the recreation park named Erholungspark Garten der Welt. Due to utmost effort of the NBB Berlin, in the early summer of 2012 the Tri Hita Karana Temple ultimately could be functioned as a sanctum to venerate the greatness of God. The shrines previously established by the Germans consisted of three-chambered shrine, Taksu, Ngrurah and Surya situated within a garden complex isolated with a tropical Balinese landscaping garden. Besides, there are two newly established shrines namely Pad-

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The Hindus in Berlin, Germany, performed a sacred ceremony and inauguration (pemelaspasan) of the Tri Hita Karana Temple, Berlin. masana and Penglurah. Purchase of the materials and its delivery to Germany was the contribution of the Director General of Hindu Community Guidance where the construction was carried out in mutual assistance by bringing in three workers from of Bali, namely Agung Putradhyana (architect) and Cok Putra and Cok Raka Bawa. The last two names were doubling as artist of the Hindu art mission that would jointly jazz up the art performance. Aside from workers from Bali, construction of the temple also got the support from some sponsors, namely the German companies like Firma Kittel, Herold and Penta, lending a hand from the beginning of land clean-up, provision of additional building

materials up to the finishing work of the shrines. Great support of sponsors from German parties was inseparable from the coordination and tireless efforts made by a Bali lover, namely Steffen Brodt, a German architect who had regarded Bali as a second homeland. The Ngenteg Linggih procession was also resumed with the initiation on behalf of Ida Ayu Anom who was entrusted to be the priest in the Tri Hita Karana Temple accompanied an assistant, Ni Ketut Warsini. As part of the ritual procession, it was presented some Hindu sacred dances such as the Rejang Dewa, Baris Gede (Baris Kulkul), Bebondresan and Sidakarya Mask performed by the Hindu art mission of the Hindu University of Indonesia, Denpasar. (BTN/Ni Ketut Warsini)

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Balinese Culture Bali Offers Exotic Green Tourism

Relationship of Poland to Indonesia and Bali in particular is very close. Many Polish people are choosing this island as their travel destination. “The people of Poland are interested to visit Bali because the Bali tourism is very green and environmentally friendly,” said the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Brig. Gen. (Ret) Dr. Grzegorz Wisniewski recently. In 2011, he continued, Polish tourists who spent holidays in Indonesia and Bali reached 50,000 people. Meanwhile, in 2012 the number of tourist visits was ascertained to increase and estimated to reach 70,000 people. “In terms of economic aspect, the trade between Poland and Indonesia last year reached USD 800,000. Well, for the year 2012 we hope

it could reach USD 1 million,” said Grzegorz Wisniewski after a piano music show by Maestro Rafaelo Luszczewski specially brought in from Poland. On that account, he explained that to improve the relations between the two countries, the Polish Embassy considered it necessary to open honorary consul of Poland in Bali. Then, Ida Bagus Surakusuma, a travel businessman doubling as a cartoonist familiarly greeted as Lolec was entrusted to be a candidate of the Honorary Consul of Poland. According to Wisniewski, Bali had a strong character, unique culture as well as very typical dance and music that made the Polish society amazed. In addition, the Bali tourism sector had led to a green and eco-friendly

industrial sector. Wisniewski was deeply impressed with the Balinese arts and culture. The culture-based tourism of Bali was not necessary to be changed again. Indeed, the Balinese art should be preserved by local communities naturally. According to Lolec, he very much appreciated that the Polish embassy planned to appoint him a honorary consul of Poland. He admitted the appointment actually had a long occurred. But, he had just agreed it now. It happened because Poland had the same history as Indonesia. For example, Indonesia had the same flag colors, namely red and white, while Poland had white and red and then its coat of arms was similar to the symbol of the eagle belonging to Indonesia. (BTN/015)

Denpasar (Bali Post) –

to have bought it from one of the prisoners at Kerobokan Prison. We can’t publish the prisoner name yet as accused,” Head of Badung Police,GAPC Beny Arjanto, stated last Friday (25/5). Police followed accused on a motorbike and stopped at area to get a package. Police certain that the package was illegal drug, accused were then captured around 10 pm local time which accused did manage to throw it away yet police asked it to be taken back.

They were then brought to Badung Police and admitted to have bought the package for IDR 1,450,000. They also admitted have bought it frequently with the prisoner so every time an order comes they would contact this prisoner which they stamp it in a place and paid it through bank transfer. The case is now being developed to find out if this prisoner is actually involved moreover they swore it that it is from a Kerobokan Prisoner. (kmb21)

Kerobokan Prison drug distributor arrested

Methamphetamine distributor network at Kerobokan Prison with two accused Juni Satria Putra alias Pelong (21) and Nyoman Suardika (25) got captured at Toko Adi Mart, Sesetan Street, South Denapsar last Thursday (24/5) evening by Badung Illegal Drugs Prevention Team. An evidence of 0.9 gram of methamphetamine was found from their hands also it was found that this area became an illegal drug transaction place frequently. “They admitted

Coconut Chicken Curry Ingredients 1 Broiler or fryer Chicken with skin, approx. 450g. 2 t Salt 1 lg Onion, chopped finely 3 Cloves garlic, chopped 3 T Oil 1 T Coriander Pinch of chopped ginger 1 t Ground lemon grass 2 c Coconut milk 1 Salam leaf

Directions:

Cut chicken into serving portions and rub with salt. Fry onion and garlic in oil until lightly brown. Now, add coriander, ginger and lemon grass. Stir well for about 1 minute. Add chicken, mixing thoroughly so that chicken absorbs the spices. Add coconut milk and salam leaf. Cover tightly and cook over medium heat for about 40 minutes. Serve with rice.

Prawn Crackers Ingredients 250g prawn meat, washed and dried well 250 to 300g tapioca flour 1 tsp salt l tsp pepper Oil for deep frying

Directions:

Liquidise the prawn meat till smooth. Mix in the tapioca flour, salt and pepper. Mix well into a stiff dough. Divide dough into three equal portions. Roll up each portion then place the rolls on a greased plate. Steam for 40 to 45 minutes over high flame. Leave the rolls to cool, then wrap with a clean tea towel. Chill well in the refrigerator. Use a very sharp knife to slice thinly. Thoroughly dry the cut-out pieces in the sun. Deep-fry the crackers.


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Green Ball Beach IBP

To get to Green Ball, you head up the hill onto the Bukit, from Bypass Ngurah Rai (heading to Nusa Dua), then at the 4 way intersection (Nusa Dua, Uluwatu, Balangan), turn left towards Nusa Dua. You will see a sign for the Bali Cliff Resort, and the surf beach at Green Ball. Arriving at Green Ball you’ll see a dirt parking area, with an old guy selling drinks. A small water was 3,000rp, so best to bring your own drinks if price in a concern. There are a couple of hundred concrete

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steps leading form the cliff, down to the sand beach. We saw some small surfable waves and while we were there, probably 5 or 6 other surfers were there also. Ollie paddled out and caught many long rides, although the swell was small. Green Ball is a reef break and is the southern most tip of Bali, next stop Australia. For us non surfers, Green Ball is an okay beach to relax on. Devoid of trees, the cliffs provide some shade. The water is relatively clean and to the right of the beach is a large cave with bats.

Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesian finance minister Agus Martowardojo said he was confident Indonesia could withstand the impact of the current economic crisis in Europe. “Its experience in dealing with the global economic crisis in 2008, 2009 and 2011 was an invaluable lesson for Indonesia. When the crisis hit Europe last year, our economy could still grow 6.5 percent, while Europe, India and China remained pressured,” he said at a national seminar on improving entrepreneurial ecosystems for sustainable business competitiveness here on Saturday. The minister added that the key to the country`s economic success

was the role of businessmen and domestic economic stakeholders. “It is not only that. Another factor is investment, which continued growing until now,” he said. Agus added that in the future, the government had to think of developing food and agricultural industries so the country could better stand against overseas economic upheavals. “The rice surplus of 10 million tons in 2014 will not, as yet, be enough to make Indonesia selfsufficient in food,” he said. The minister also emphasized the importance of encouraging entrepreneurship in the midst of the current crisis.

“Entrepreneurship could reduce unemployment at home and make the economy advance,” he said. He noted that entrepreneurs are persons who always seek opportunity and who are able to compete and be innovative. “Being entrepreneurs is not easy, as each person has their own character, which is different from others. Entrepreneurs must be able to manage resources and process raw materials to become `gold`,” he said. In view of that, the minister appealed to universities in the country to include entrepreneurship in their curriculum so poverty and unemployment could be continuously reduced.

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Eight killed in a landslide Agence France-Presse

BOGOR- A landslide in Indonesia killed eight people, according to an official, after days of heavy rain hit a mountainous part of the country’s main island. “The landslide occurred on Thursday night and killed eight people. We were able to retrieve all eight bodies by late Friday night,” Bogor Disaster Mitigation Agency official Makmur Rozak told AFP. He said 16 people were illegally mining for gold in western Java in the mountains of Bogor district,

south of the capital Jakarta, when the landslide struck “after days of heavy rain”. “We rescued the other eight, so everyone is accounted for,” Rozak said. Landslides are common in Indonesia, particularly in heavily deforested mountainous areas.

Brides and grooms wait for their turn to wed during a mass wedding in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia recently. Five-hundred lower-income couples participated in the event.

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President Yudhoyono covers 4.2 ASEAN Jazz Festival expected kilometers of Interhash route to attract 500 tourists Antara

MAGELANG - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono and some thousand hashers taking part in the Borobudur International Hash House Harriers (Interhash) 2012 have covered some 4.2 kilometers at the foot of Menoreh mountain range in Magelang regency, Central Java. The President and entourage began from a field in Tuk Songo village, Borobudur subdistrict, Magelang regency this mourning. The President flanked by Bibit Waluyo Governor, Tourist and Cre-

atinve Economy Minister Marie Elka Pangestu, and Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Rakyat Agung Laksono, will cover roads in villages in the area of Borobudur Temple for about two hours. The route will end in the field of Tuk Songo village. Residents in Borobudur subdistrict welcomed the Presidential entourage. Earlier Borobudur Interhash has been officially opened by Minister Marie Elka Pangestu at the yard of Prambanan Temple last night. Some 4,500 hashers from 50 countries took part in the activity hoped to boost tourism in Central Java.

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BATAM - The Fifth ASEAN Jazz Festival, to be held in Batam, June 22 and 23, 2012, is expected to attract about 500 tourists, particularly from Malaysia and Singapore. The tourism and creative economy ministry, in cooperation with a number of travel agents, has promoted the upcoming festival overseas, Raseno, of the ministry`s marketing directorate, said here Saturday. “It has also been promoted at Singapore`s seaport,” he said, adding that tour and travel agents are selling festival tickets. He said he hoped the music event would help promote Batam`s tourism industry. “We are targeting two million foreign tour-

ists to visit Riau Islands Province this year,” Raseno said. Further, Fifth ASEAN Jazz Festival`s art director Dwiki Dharmawan noted that Indonesian musicians said 10 foreign jazz musicians would perform during the festival. The 10 prominent jazz musicians are Erik Hargrove from the US, Nathasa Pattamapongs and Arnat Lamwongsrikul from Thailand, Jerry De Leon from the Philippines, Steve Thornton from Malaysia, Jeremy Tordjman from France, Kamal Musallam from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Carlos Kamil from Bogota (Colombia) and Ian Iron from Britain. The festival will also feature noted Indonesian jazz singers, such as Tri Utami, Barry Likumahua and Andien.


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From page 1 of marijuana. She filed a clemency appeal about two years ago to the Indonesian President, when her lawyers said she should be released on humanitarian grounds because of mental illness. Nawing has said that Corby had been driven insane at Kerobokan, one of Indonesia’s most notorious prisons, whose 1,000 inmates include 60 foreigners, including several Australians.

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FILE- In this Monday, April, 9, 2007 file photo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaks at a ceremony in Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, 300 Kilometers (186 miles) south of capital Tehran, Iran.

Iran’s Ahmadinejad urges unity against ‘evil’ Associated Press Writer

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged the country’s newly-elected parliament on Sunday to stand with him against “evil ones” who he says have encircled the nation. The president’s address to the opening session of the parliament was seen as an appeal to conservative opponents who crushed Ahmadinejad’s allies in voting that ended earlier this month. “ To d a y, e v i l s h a v e b e e n mobilized from all directions to put the Iranian nation under pressure. Removing and resisting the pressures, and cooperation, are the main priority today,” Ahmadinejad told lawmakers without elaboration. State TV broadcast the speech live. Iran faces sanctions from Western nations who accuse it of trying to developing nuclear weapons technology. Iran denies the charges. Long-stalled negotiations

between Tehran and six world powers on Iran’s nuclear program have recently revived, with the countries agreeing to talks in Moscow in June after earlier discussions last week in Baghdad. Ahmadinejad and the conservatives share similar views on foreign policy, but disagree on economic issues. The president lost their support when he was perceived to challenge the supremacy of the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last year.

Ahmadinejad also asked legislators not to intervene in his areas of authority. “Any effort to intervene in other’s affairs will not serve the country. This is only devastating,” said Ahmadinejad. Over the past months, both the president and the parliament have blamed each other for exceeding their respective mandates. Lawmakers say the president ignores bills passed by the parliament. Ahmadinejad says the parliament totally changes government-proposed bills.

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Corby... “It will likely take much longer for a foreigner because we have to coordinate with the immigration office,” Nawing said, declining to give a timeframe. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono approved clemency for Corby, 34, on Monday, cutting five years off her sentence, but her final release date had not at that time been made official. Corby was convicted in 2005 of smuggling 4.1 kilos (nine pounds)

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Earlier this month Jakarta police refused approval for the show after the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) threatened violence if Lady Gaga performed, calling her a “devil’s messenger” who wears only a “bra and panties”. Big Daddy president director Michael Rusli said it was “unfortunate” that the show, part of Lady Gaga’s tour of Asia that drew protests from Christian groups in the Philippines and South Korea, had to be called off. “For the past few days we have communicated with the government and Lady Gaga’s side. The government has given support, but this is not about the permit,” he said. “The cancellation is really due to concerns over security.” More than 50,000 tickets had been sold for the event at the Bung Karno Stadium, but FPI Jakarta chairman Habib Salim Alatas said the cancellation was “good news” for Muslims in Indonesia. “FPI is grateful that she has decided not to come. Indonesians will be protected from sin brought about by this Mother Monster, the destroyer of morals,” he told AFP. “Lady Gaga fans, stop complaining. Repent and stop worshipping the devil. Do you want your lives taken away by God as infidels?” The FPI claims seven million followers and has been known to raid pubs and clubs. Conservative Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali welcomed the cancellation, saying other groups had also raised concerns. “I strongly believe this cancellation will benefit the country. Indonesians need entertainment and art which have moral values,” he told reporters. Lady Gaga is scheduled to play three shows in Singapore this week. She was due to play in Jakarta after that, before flying to New Zealand and Australia, and then to Europe on her “Born This Way Ball” tour. Indonesian fans had suggested that Big Daddy look for another venue outside the capital after Jakarta police refused to give approval, but Rusli said “this is a huge concert so it can’t be moved elsewhere”. “Nowhere else in Indonesia can accommodate that many people”, he said, insisting that the 26-year-old singer was “prepared to adapt to Asian culture”. The star’s manager Troy Carter said in Singapore on Thursday that Lady Gaga would not tone down her concerts. Disappointed student Agus Murdadi, 17, said he had been waiting for months to see his idol. “I’m shocked. She’s creative, not provocative. I bought a ticket because I want to see her dancing and singing ‘Judas’ in front of me,” he told AFP. “I’m going to tweet to her to tell her that she should just come and not worry. The police can take care of FPI. I hate the FPI.” Another fan, Muh Fadli Firdaus, tweeted on @FadliGermanotta: “Sorry for everything, we still love you.” Ninety percent of Indonesia’s 240 million people identify themselves as Muslim, making it the world’s largest Islamicmajority nation, but the vast majority practise a moderate form of the religion. In the past, pop stars including Beyonce and The Pussycat Dolls have been allowed to perform in the country on condition they wore more conservative dress than usual.

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U.S. data, Europe woes to set tone

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NEW YORK - Investors will grapple next week with major U.S. economic reports and the looming possibility of a Greek exit from the euro zone, which is likely to keep dragging on equities for weeks to come. As contingency plans are made for Greece’s possible departure from the euro zone, investors may not get a clear picture until Greece holds elections on June 17. As a result, U.S. economic statistics may grab the spotlight during the holiday-shortened week. Major releases include consumer confidence, gross domestic product and on Friday the May non-farm payrolls report, which could provide clues on whether the economy is running out of steam or has simply hit a soft patch. U.S. financial markets will be closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Corporate news next week is expected to be light, with the firstquarter earnings season largely in the rear view mirror. Among S&P 500 companies, only government contractor SAIC Inc is scheduled to report next week. Europe still a concern

“We are going to continue to worry about Europe no matter what. That is going to be a concern,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York. “But with the two main events

in Europe not taking place for several weeks, the market will probably concentrate more on the domestic economy and the economic numbers.” But Europe will continue to be closely monitored, with equities affected by any developments in the fiscally troubled region. Increasing worries about the region, coupled with tepid U.S. data, have sent the S&P 500 down more than 5 percent for May. But stocks rose this week. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.7 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 1.7 percent and the Nasdaq composite index rose 2.1 percent. As the Greek elections draw closer, headlines from Europe could unsettle investors. Any U.S. data in the coming week which points to an economy pulling out of the doldrums could divert attention from Europe and provide investors an incentive to jump into stocks, which have become cheap during the recent pullback. Analysts have pointed to the 1,275 to 1,280 range for the benchmark S&P index, just below the 200-day moving average, as a key level of support the market is likely to challenge.

Four EU leaders set June 22 crisis talks Reuters

PARIS/MADRID - The leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy will meet on June 22 to discuss the euro zone crisis, said a spokeswoman for the Spanish prime minister’s office. “They’ve just confirmed the date,” she said. Earlier, Le Figaro newspaper had reported the summit would take place in Rome, citing Italian sources. Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti had suggested a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, but there was difficulty setting a date.

Merkel had appeared lukewarm on the idea, which Monti said was needed to clarify the issues at stake before a full EU summit on June 28 and 29. The date follows elections in Greece and France. Greeks are due to go to the polls on June 17 in a repeat general election, which many fear could result in a government intent on ripping up the international bailout program and lead to Greece’s exit from the euro zone. France is due to hold parliamentary elections on the same day, where the new Socialist president hopes to secure a leftwing majority to help him implement tax-and-spend plans.

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Protestors shout slogans during a demonstration by Portuguese communist party against the austerity economic measures taken by center-right coalition government linked to a euro78 billion ($112 billion) bailout needed in 2011, Saturday, May 26, 2012 in downtown Lisbon. The placard reads in Portuguese “Defeated troikas, stop the aggression”.

RIM to cut at least 2000 jobs Reuters

TORONTO - Research In Motion Ltd is preparing for a major restructuring beginning in the next couple of weeks that will see it eliminate at least 2,000 jobs worldwide, the Globe and Mail reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. The Canadian newspaper, citing several people close to the company, reported that the next round is layoffs is said to be planned for around June 1 - a day before the BlackBerry smartphone maker’s first quarter ends - but some expect the announcement even earlier. One source close to the company told Reuters the impending layoffs could hit as many as 6,000 people and affect RIM’s legal, marketing, sales, operations, and human resources divisions. “The strategic question is: are you accelerating into a better future or shrinking to a niche operation,” said the source, who declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the job

cuts. A RIM spokeswoman contacted by Reuters declined to comment on the report. But she pointed to comments that new Chief Executive Thorsten Heins and Chief Financial Officer Brian Bidulka made on RIM’s last earnings call about plans to streamline operations and save USD 1 billion in the fiscal year. The spokeswoman said RIM now has about 16,500 staff globally. This is down from a peak closer to 20,000. RIM reported a fourth-quarter loss in March, when the new CEO announced the initial steps in a strategic overhaul. Heins took over from longtime co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie in January. Once the dominant player in the wireless e-mail sector, RIM has lost market share due to fierce competition from Apple Inc’s iPhone and phones running on Google Inc’s Android software.


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Past winners lead the pack for Cannes film award

CANNES, France - The 2012 Cannes film festival ends on Sunday evening with the award of the Palme d’Or for best picture at a red carpet gala ceremony, the climax of a 12-day blur of screenings, photo shoots, parties and deal making. As thousands of journalists, critics, executives and stars head home and luxury yachts weigh anchor for their next port of call, the big question is who will walk away with one of the most coveted film prizes after the Oscars. Two previous winning directors are favorites, although up to half of the 22 entries in the main competition in Cannes this year have been named as potential victors. Austria’s Michael Haneke wowed Cannes yet again this year with “Amour” (Love), a stately tale of death and what it means for an elderly couple living in a Parisian apartment. Set almost entirely in a single building, Haneke is typically unflinching in his film making, and the result had audiences in Cannes moved to tears. “Whatever his message, the spell of this incandescent film will be an elevating memory,” wrote Mary Corliss in Time Magazine. “In the history of movies about love, Amour lasts forever.” The two leading actors, JeanLouis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, are both in their 80s, and their

memorable performances underlined a year in which the actors, particularly male, have universally impressed. The other former winner in the leading pack for the Palme d’Or is Romania’s Cristian Mungiu, whose “Beyond the Hills” is another austere tale of a couple’s tragedy, this time two young women living together in a remote convent. Based on the real-life story of an exorcism gone wrong, it explores the clash between spiritual and worldly love and how even the most well-meaning act can go horribly awry. Jacques Audiard would be a popular home winner with “Rust & Bone” starring Marion Cotillard, while French-born Leos Carax presented easily the most bizarre of this year’s competition entries, the surreal, madcap “Holy Motors”.

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Cast members Matthew McConaughey (R) and Reese Witherspoon arrive on the red carpet for the screening of the film “Mud”, in competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, May 26, 2012.

“Killing Them Softly”, a modern-day gangster tale starring Brad Pitt, was one of five U.S. productions in competition and won warm

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Katie Finneran is about to get evil — playing Miss Hannigan in the new production of “Annie” on Broadway. Producers said Friday that the two-time Tony Award winner has been cast as the cruel head of Annie’s orphanage in the show that begins reviews Oct. 3 at the Palace Theatre. Finneran won a Tony for her performance in the recent Broadway revival of “Promises, Promises” and another in “Noises Off.” Her other Broadway credits include “Mauritius,” ‘’Cabaret” and “The Iceman Cometh.” Finneran starred this past season on Fox’s series “I Hate My Teenage Daughter.” Based on the beloved comic strip that debuted in 1924, “Annie” first opened on Broadway in 1977 and ran for almost six years, fueled by songs

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Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa IBP

Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa is located in beautiful seclusion, adjacent to the dramatic Ayung River valley and the woods west are fields that strongly supports and adds uniqueness to the visitors who will enjoy services which Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa very friendly atmosphere supported by the very nature of nature with a variety of activities and completeness of all the facilities that will add to the atmosphere is not boring. Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa wide only one hectare plot of land it self is a quiet place and the architect who designed the park forest thatched buildings, rooms are very private and is supported by all the fittings in the room is enough to make the guests feel at home. Traveling time from the Ngurah Rai

International Airport to the resort is about one and a half hours. This is the time to enjoy the beautiful scenery in the morning while sitting on the balcony with the sound of birds chirping and monkeys roaming animals only to welcome guests like to say “good morning and welcome to the jungle” every day from 6:00 to 9:00 in the morning. While in the evening you can enjoy the beauty of the sunset while swimming in the pool which was designed by the architectural experience with an atmosphere that is very romantic swimming pool, together with the natural atmosphere of the village that seems so unique. They also serve food that is typical raced Indonesia, Europe, China and is always ready to deliver to a room with very friendly service and fast. Each day you will always be welcome to

stay at Nandini by our Butler service even though our free daily Preparing for the fleet is always ready to deliver you from the Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa to Ubud Centre. With an area of one acre of land we set up eighteen rooms are very unique with Balinese style architecture equipped with large double bed, TV Color with satellite, AC, Separate Bath Tub & Shower, Daily Free 2 bottle of mineral water, Amenities, Bathrobe, IDD phone, Mini Bar, Safety Box, DVD Player, Fire Extinguisher, Hair Dryer, Umbrella, Slipper, Coffee Table, Hot water heater and Private Balcony. Each day you will always enjoy a free tea in our restaurant while enjoying the beautiful natural panorama. They prepare the Spa facilities at the water / rock of the Ayung river for guests who want to try any uniqueness in Nandini.

Temple Ceremony plaudits from critics, as did “Mud” by Jeff Nichols. Thomas Vinterberg’s Danish child abuse story “The Hunt”

packed a real punch, while Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa impressed with his World War Two drama “In the Fog”.

Katie Finneran to join cast Eurovision set for battle of the oldies of Broadway’s ‘Annie’

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BAKU, Azerbaijan — Usually a jamboree of youthful exuberance — and questionable taste — this year’s Eurovision Song Contest features a pair of elderly acts among its top contenders. Engelbert Humperdinck, 76, takes the stage Saturday night for the United Kingdom, 45 years after he first got international attention crooning the hit “Release Me.” He’ll be wearing a necklace given to him by Elvis Presley. Humperdinck faces stiff competition for the gray vote from Russia’s Buranovskiye Babushki, a group of six grannies, the eldest of them 77. Their performance understandably won’t include the intense gyrations favored by many younger performers, but does feature some choreographed baking. They’ll be going up against 24 other finalists in the 57-year-old competition viewed by some 125 million people worldwide and hailed by its legion of devoted fans as harmless, kitschy fun that allows Europeans to forget their differences — and economic troubles — for at least one night. As last year’s winner, oil-rich

Azerbaijan is hosting the annual competition. Few think it stands any chance of a repeat victory, but the country hopes the hundreds of millions of dollars it has invested in preparing for the event will serve as a public relations coup and mitigate misgivings about its poor democracy and human rights record. Strong favorite Loreen, a 28year-old Swede of Moroccan-Berber

descent, will be venturing a racier outfit and sultrier performance than the grannies. Her song “Euphoria” even stands a chance of fair international commercial success — it’s already topped the Swedish charts for six weeks and gone platinum five times. The winner is picked by juries and television viewers across the continent, so a broad appeal is deemed key to success.

Calendar Event for May 20 through June 20, 2012 26 May Tumpek Wayang Pura Majapahit Jembrana Odalan Betara ratu Gede Desa Celuk Sukawati Odalan Betara Ratu Wedyadari Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Betara Ratu Alit & Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pura Pedarmaan Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pura Pedarmaan Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarmaan Kaba-kaba Besakih Pura Pedarmaan dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Pegatepan Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pemrajan Agung Sulang Kec Dawan Klungkung. Merajan Pasek Bendesa Kori Agung Pengatepan Pura Pedarmaan Dinasti dalem sri Aji Pura Besakih Pura Penataran Giri Purwa Banyuangi. Pesraman Dusun Kuto Rejo Banyuangi. 30 May Buda Wage Kelawu. Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Desa Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Ped Nusa Penida. Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangembungan Bongkase Abiansemal. Pura Pasek Bendesa Reyang Gede Penebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Br. Jawa Tengah Buleleng Pura Gaduhan Jagat Desa Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Tegeh Mancawarna Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Penataran Batu Lepang Kamasan Klungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Kedonganan Kuta Pura Goa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Pucak Pameneh Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Pejeng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Songan Merajan Pasek Prateka Pekandelan Sidemen Merajan Pasek Prateka Taman Sari Sukasada. Pura dadia Pasek Gelgel Sidemen Karangasem Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tampuagan Tembuku, Bangli.

5 Jun Anggar Kasih Dukut. Pr. Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pr Pasek Undagi Timpag Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Desa/ Pura Pucak Banjar Taman Bedulu Gianyar. Merajan Pasek Tangkas Kori Agun Sulahan Merajan Pasek Padang Rata Padang Pura Puser Jagat Dalem Dukut Puri Sukun Nusa Penida. 6 Jun Buda Umanis Dukut Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Sibang Kaja Abiansemal Pura Dalem Samplangan Gianyar 16 Jun Saraswati Pura Pasek Tangkas Gempinis dalang Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel sayan Bongkase Abiansemal Pura Watugunung Bima Pura Agung Jagatkarana Surabaya Pura Aditya Jaya Rawamangun Jakarta Timur Pura Pemaksan Banyuning Timur Buleleng Pura Agung Wira Lokha Natha Cimahi Jawa Barat Pura Dadia Agung Bendesa Tangkas Kori Agung Pusat Gerih Desa Gerih Abiansemal Badung. Pura Giri Jaya Natha Balikpapan Pura Agung Santi Bhuana Brugelette Belgia. 18 Jun Some Ribek. Pura Jati Jembrana Pura Kawitan Batugaing Bangli Pura Tirta Wening Tambak Sari Surabaya 20 Jun Hari Raya Pagerwesi Pura Laban Sindu Jiwa Kedewatan Ubud Pura Kehen Bangli Pura Wirabuana Magelang Jawa Tengah Pura Padang Sakti Tangtu Denpasar Timur Pura Jogan Agung Ketewel Sukawati Pura Gadung Pengiasan Dauh Puri Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel Buruan Kaja Tabanan Pura Pasek Gobleg Kerambitan tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Meliling Tabanan

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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Greek pro-bailout conservatives regain lead: polls

Myanmar’s health system on life support

ATHENS - Greece’s conservatives have regained an opinion poll lead that would allow the formation of a pro-bailout government committed to keeping the country in the euro zone, a batch of new surveys showed on Saturday. Greece was forced to call repeat elections for June 17 after a May 6 vote left parliament divided evenly between groups of parties that support and oppose the austerity conditions attached to a 130 billion euro bailout agreed with the European Union and International Monetary Fund in March. Polls up to Saturday had showed pro- and anti-bailout parties running neck-and-neck ahead of the vote which could determine the country’s future in the single currency. Five polls published in the weekend press showed the conservative New Democracy party, which supports the bailout, with a lead of between 0.5 and 5.7 points over the anti-bailout leftist SYRIZA party though analysts said the race was still too close to call. SYRIZA has said it would ditch the country’s bailout deal

Starved of funds and medicine during decades of military rule, doctors at a clinic in Yangon offer their usual advice to one of Myanmar’s newest HIV patients -- come back when you’re sicker. In a country with one of Southeast Asia’s biggest armies but a healthcare system in tatters, scarce antiretroviral drugs are given only to those with the advanced form of the illness. “If I don’t get the treatment, I’m worried the disease will get worse,” a 47-year-old farmer told AFP at the clinic run by charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) after she was diagnosed with the virus. During almost half a century of military rule which officially ended last year, Myanmar’s junta generously funnelled cash to the armed forces but presided over one of the world’s lowest outlays on public health. Non-governmental organisations and patients using their own

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that has led to record unemployment and severe wage cuts. But Germany and other lenders have said they would cut the country’s funding if it took such a step. That would lead to bankruptcy and possibly force Greece to leave the euro. New Democracy would get between 25.6 percent and 27.7 percent of the vote if the election was held today, according to the polls by Eleftheros Typos/Pulse, Proto Thema/Alco, Real News/ MRB, To Vima/Kapa and Ethnos/ MARC. SYRIZA’s support was between 20.1 and 26 percent. According to the Pulse and MARC polls, New Democracy and the next-biggest pro-bailout party, the socialist PASOK, would together win a parliamentary majority of between 11 and 16 seats in the country’s 300-seat parliament. “NO BAILOUT, NO FUEL” The new figures were released after conservative leader Antonis Samaras launched an attack on SYRIZA, accusing his rival of flirting with disaster by promising voters Greece could ditch the bailout without risking an exit from the euro.

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A child with a Syrian opposition flag painted on the face, reacts as Syrian refugees take part in a protest in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, May 26, 2012, against an attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces on the Syrian city of Houla.

Dozens of children killed in new Syria attack

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BEIRUT — Gruesome video shows rows of dead Syrian children lying in a mosque in bloody shorts and T-shirts with gaping head wounds, haunting images of what activists called one of the deadliest regime attacks yet in Syria’s 14-month-old uprising. The shelling attack on Houla, a group of villages northwest of the central city of Homs, killed more than 90 people, including at least 32 children under the age of 10, the head of the U.N. observer team in Syria said Saturday.

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Conservative New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras (C) greets supporters during a pre-election rally in Athens May 26, 2012.

The attacks sparked outrage from U.S. and other international leaders, and large protests in the suburbs of Syria’s capital of Damascus and its largest city, Aleppo. It also renewed fears of the relevance of a monthold international peace plan that has

not stopped almost daily violence. The U.N. denounced the attacks in a statement that appeared to hold President Bashar Assad’s regime responsible, and the White House called the violence acts of “unspeakable and inhuman brutality.”

“This appalling and brutal crime involving indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force is a flagrant violation of international law and of the commitments of the Syrian government to cease the use of heavy weapons in population centers and violence in all its forms,” said U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and international envoy Kofi Annan. “Those responsible for perpetrating this crime must be held to account.” More than a dozen amateur videos posted online Saturday gave glimpses of the carnage, showing lines of bodies laid out in simple rooms, many with bloody faces, torsos and limbs.

Vatican in chaos after butler arrested for leaks Associated Press Writer

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s inquisition into the source of leaked documents has yielded its first target with the arrest of the pope’s butler, but the investigation is continuing into a scandal that has embarrassed the Holy See by revealing evidence of internal power struggles, intrigue and corruption in the highest levels of the Catholic Church governance. The detention of butler Paolo Gabriele, one of the few members of the papal household, capped one of the most convulsive weeks in recent Vatican history and threw the Holy See into chaos as it enters a critical phase in its efforts to show the world it’s serious about complying with international norms on financial transparency. The tumult began with the publication last weekend of a book of leaked Vatican documents including correspondence, notes

and memos to the pope and his private secretary. It peaked with the inglorious ouster on Thursday of the president of the Vatican bank. And it concluded with confirmation Saturday that Pope Benedict XVI’s own butler was the alleged mole feeding documents to Italian journalists in an apparent bid to discredit the pontiff’s No. 2. “If you wrote this in fiction you wouldn’t believe it,” said Carl Anderson, a member of the board of the Vatican bank which contributed to the whirlwind with its no-confidence vote in its president, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi. “No editor would let you put it in a novel.” The bank, known as the Institute for Religious Works, issued a scathing denunciation of Gotti Tedeschi in a memorandum obtained Saturday by The Associated Press. In it the bank, or IOR by its Italian initials, explained its reasons for ousting Gotti Tedeschi: he routinely missed board meetings, failed to do

his job, failed to defend the bank, polarized its personnel and displayed “progressively erratic personal behavior.” Gotti Tedeschi was also accused by the board of leaking documents himself: The IOR memorandum said he “failed to provide any formal explanation for the dissemination of documents last known” to be in his possession. In an interview with the AP, Anderson said the latter accusation was independent of the broader “Vatileaks” scandal that has rocked the Vatican for months. But he stressed: “It is not an insignificant issue.” In this Monday, April 21, 2008 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI, left, arrives at the Italian air force 31st Squadron base in Ciampino, 30 kilometers south-east of Rome, on his way back from a six-day trip to the U.S. including the U.N. and Ground Zero in N.Y.C.

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This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft, top, after Dragon was grappled by the Canadarm2 robotic arm and connected to the International Space Station, Friday, May 25, 2012.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space station astronauts floated into the Dragon on Saturday, a day after its heralded arrival as the world’s first commercial supply ship. NASA astronaut Donald Pettit, the first one inside the docked capsule, said the Dragon looks like it carries about as much cargo as his pickup truck back home in Houston. It has the smell of a brand new car, he added. “I spent quite a bit of time poking around in here this morning, just looking at the engineering and the layout, and I’m very pleased,” Pettit said from the brilliant white compartment. To protect against possible debris, Pettit wore goggles, a mask and a caver’s light as he slid open the hatch of the newest addition to the International Space Station. The

complex sailed 250 miles above the Tasman Sea, just west of New Zealand, as he and his crewmates made their grand entrance. The atmosphere was clean; no dirt or other particles were floating around. “This event isn’t just a simple door opening between two spacecraft — it opens the door to a future in which U.S. industry can and will

A view of a Google Glasses wearer about to catch a football.

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deliver huge benefits for U.S. space exploration,” the Space Frontier Foundation, an advocacy group, said in a statement. The California-based SpaceX — formally Space Exploration Technologies Corp. — is the first private company to send a vessel to the space station. It’s run by Elon Musk, a billionaire who helped create PayPal and founded the electric car company Tesla Motors. Now that the space shuttles are retired, NASA is handing over orbital delivery work to American business in order to focus on bigger and better objectives, such as getting astronauts to asteroids and Mars.

money have scrambled to plug the gap, but with limited success given the scale of demand from the estimated 60 million population. “Patients are upset, it is difficult to tell them... but we cannot refer them anywhere, the government doesn’t have it (medicine) either,” said Soe Yadanar, one of four doctors at the clinic in a poor Yangon neighbourhood, which has more than 2,000 registered patients. “We tell them they can come back later. But they know the situation in Myanmar,” she added. MSF says only a third of the 120,000 people living with HIV in Myanmar who under World Health Organization (WHO) standards should receive antiretrovirals are being treated. The shortage of medicine extends to other serious illnesses including tuberculosis and malaria. The country has a relatively high number of doctors but lacks medicines and wider support systems to treat patients, said MSF head of mission Peter Paul de Groote.

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Patients lie on beds in a charity-run Yangon clinic. Figures from the WHO show Myanmar spent just $12 per capita (or 2% of GDP) on health in 2009, of which only one dollar came from the government, with the remainder cobbled together by NGOs and patients

First Video Captured by Google Glasses Hits the Web

Google has publicly unveiled new photos and the first video from the real view of their augmented reality glasses prototype. The images show what the wearer sees while reading a newspaper, catching a football in the backyard and helping a smiling child play on the jungle gym. Such views don’t necessarily represent anything people haven’t seen before with head-mounted portable cameras. But they do hint at how Google Glasses could enable many people beyond geeky lifecasters to capture a diverse array of

moments in their lives — the video shows the bouncy viewpoint of the Google Glasses wearer doing flips on a trampoline. Google tech lead Max Braun showed off the photos and video at the Google + Photographer’s Conference on May 23. The Internet search giant has yet to show off real images or photos of how the glasses could seamlessly integrate virtual information with what a person sees in the real world. Its earlier unveiling of “Project Glass” included a concept video

that imagined a wearer getting social calendar reminders and map directions in his field of view. Still, many members of the public still seem enthusiastic about just having a pair of glasses with a small camera attached. One of the top comments on the YouTube video of the trampoline jumping simply stated “Shut up and take my money!” The most popular comment of all had a perhaps tongue-in-cheek suggestion for using the Google Glasses — “Good for POV [pointof-view] porn.”


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German pride dented by Swiss, Spain win warm-up

Tumpek Wayang, hundreds of people join mass rite of exorcism

LONDON - German pride took a second bashing in eight days on Saturday as their Euro 2012 countdown began in earnest with a humbling 5-3 friendly defeat by Switzerland but European champions Spain and tournament co-hosts Poland enjoyed useful victories.

At least 776 people took part in the sapuh leger or mass rite of exorcism in the Mario Hall, Tabanan, Saturday (May 26). The first rite of exorcism in Tabanan was followed by residents from across Bali. They were not only the adults, but also the lineups of children from four years old. Due to myriad of participants, the committee should involve 21 high priests of all clans to officiate over the activity.

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A week after Germany’s biggest club Bayern Munich suffered Champions League final heartache against Chelsea, Joachim Loew’s national team were stunned by a hat-trick from Eren Derdiyok who will not grace the finals after the Swiss failed to qualify. It was a mixed night for the various Euro 2012 qualifiers as they fine-tuned their squads for the tournament that kicks off with Poland versus Greece on June 8 in Warsaw. World Cup runners-up Netherlands, who like Germany are fancied to challenge for the title next month, suffered a surprise 2-1 home defeat by Bulgaria. England, rated as outsiders after an unsettled few months following Fabio Capello’s resignation, kicked off Roy Hodgson’s tenure as national coach with a workmanlike 1-0 win in Norway -- their first in the Scandinavian country for 32 years. Spain, who will defend the title they won four years ago when they beat Germany in the final, fielded a below-strength side without any Barcelona players against Serbia in St Gallen, Switzerland, but still had enough in reserve for a 2-0 win. Adrian Lopez, one of four debutants for Spain, scored the opener with Santi Cazorla also netting with a penalty. There was concern for Spain’s coach Vicente del Bosque, however, as Barca midfielder Cesc Fabregas was ruled out for up to 10 days with a hamstring strain. FABIANSKI OUT

Poland, staging the finals with neighbours Ukraine, beat Slovakia 1-0 although there was some disturbing news for the hosts with second choice goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski being ruled out with a shoulder injury. Defender Damien Perquis headed Poland’s winner in Warsaw. Germany

coach Loew did not use any Bayern Munich players against Switzerland, handing opportunities to some of the less heralded members of the squad. However, he was given food for thought as Germany suffered their worst defeat at the hands of the Swiss since 1908. “We made far too many mistakes,” Loew, who will announce his final squad next week, told reporters. “I did not expect this result though I knew it could be dangerous because of the many training sessions we have had until now. I knew that we could be lacking this freshness.” Germany take on Portugal, Netherlands and Denmark in the tournament starting in a fortnight - a tough group that may be beyond some of the players who appeared on Saturday. Derdiyok, a new signing for Bundesliga club Hoffenheim, slotted Switzerland ahead after 21 minutes and struck again two minutes later with Germany’s defence in disarray. DERDIYOK HAT-TRICK

Defender Mats Hummels pulled a goal back just before the break but Derdiyok completed his hat-trick soon after the interval before Andre Schuerrle made it 3-2. In a frantic spell, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Admir Mehmedi scored for Switzerland either side of Germany’s third goal of the night from Marco Reus. Netherlands also have much to ponder after a surprise defeat by Bulgaria in Amsterdam. Robin van Persie put Bert van Marwijk’s side ahead just before the break but Ivelin Popov equalised from the penalty spot and Ilyan Mizanski grabbed the winner in stoppage time. Van Marwijk’s mood was not helped by a hamstring injury to defender Joris Mathijsen who limped off. “Joris felt something in his hamstring and wanted to avoid any risk,” Van Marwijk told reporters. “It was an annoying match especially after the penalty, before that we did everything well although we did not create a lot of chances.” England’s new coach Hodgson, appointed on May 1 to replace Italian Capello who guided the team to the finals, said he was satisfied with the performance of an experimental side which featured Liverpool’s Andy Carrol and Ashley Young up front. They could form England’s at-

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Swiss Eren Derdiyok, right, celebrates his goal against Germany’s goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, center and Germany’s Marcel Schmelzer, left,during an international friendly soccer match between the national soccer teams of Switzerland and Germany at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, in Switzerland, Saturday, May 26, 2012. tack in the Euro 2012 opener against France in the absence of Wayne Rooney, who is suspended for the first two matches, and Young’s classy ninth-minute strike did his chances no harm. “I thought he (Carroll) was good. Full stop. Not only was he good for us when we had the ball... he

was also very important to us defensively,” said Hodgson, whose main concern was a groin injury to midfielder Gareth Barry. Portugal were jeered by their own fans after a disappointing 0-0 draw with Macedonia while Greece, who will travel to the finals aiming to produce another shock like they did

in 2004 when they were European champions, drew 1-1 with Slovenia. Denmark lost 3-1 to Brazil after Hulk scored twice for the South Americans in Hamburg but fellow Euro 2012 outsiders Ireland and Czech Republic secured moraleboosting wins, against Bosnia and Israel respectively.

No place for Soldado in Spain’s Euro 2012 squad Reuters

SCHRUNS, Austria - Striker Roberto Soldado was left out of Spain’s squad for Euro 2012 on Sunday, despite scoring a hat-trick in a friendly in March. Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo was selected ahead of Soldado, with Fernando Torres also included by the world and European champions despite his erratic form at

Chelsea. There were no major surprises in the 23-man squad named by coach Vicente del Bosque, with defender Carles Puyol and striker David Villa having already been ruled out of the tournament because of injury. Atletico Madrid forward Adrian

Lopez was overlooked despite scoring on his debut in the 2-0 win over Serbia on Saturday. Manchester United’s David de Gea failed to make the cut despite being included in a provisional squad which has been training in Austria.

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Those high priests consisted of Ida Pedanda, Rishi, Bhagavan and Mpu. “This ritual aims at cleansing the spiritual impurities, misfortune or bad influences of residents physically and transcendentally, especially those who were born in wuku wayang or melik,” said Chairman of the Sapuh Leger Committee, Nengah Suela. He described the sapuh leger rite of exorcism was categorized into three, namely bebayuhan sapta wara, bebayuhan melik, and bebayuhan wuku wayang. The rituals were deliberately organized en masse for the sake of cost efficiency. Each participant was only charged a cross-subsidy contribution worth IDR 350,000. Meanwhile, those who could not afford it were free of charge. Under normal condition, the cost of sapuh leger could reach up to tens of millions. The sapuh leger ritual was held for a week on May 20-26 and the peak was Saturday afternoon. Such ritual was commenced with the presentation of shadow puppet show. Its storyline recounted about the journey of Lord Shiva having two sons, namely Sanghyang Kumara and Bathara Kala. In the story, Bhatara Kala asked for a duty after his birth. He was then assigned to prey

on humans born with spiritual impurities (mala). Such impurities could be purified with sapuh leger rite of exorcism. Having performed the shadow puppet, it was resumed with the mass purificatory rite or melukat. The holy water in use was obtained from 27 springs, including the water of the Ganges, India. Aside from the purificatory rite, the ritual also used caru Panca Sanak oblation. Ultimately, the procession was terminated with the performance of mask dance. According to Nengah Suela, the sapuh leger was planned to be organized on a regular basis because it would alleviate the residents who should hold the ritual. The Regent of Tabanan, Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti, said the ritual was capable of providing cross-subsidies for the poor community. “This activity should be held regularly because it can help alleviate the less fortunate people,” she said in the midst of attending the sapuh leger ritual. Aside from the Regent of Tabanan, the happening was also attended by Deputy Regent Komang Sanjaya and the King of Tabanan Ida Cokorda Anglurah Tabanan and the Welfare Bureau of Bali Regional Secretariat. (kmb30)

Squad: Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), Victor Valdes (Barcelona) Defenders: Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Jordi Alba (Valencia), Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Javi Martinez (Athletic Bilbao) Midfielders: Xavi (Barcelona), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), David Silva (Manchester City), Santi Cazorla (Malaga), Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Juan Mata (Chelsea)

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A seller is offering souvenir to the foreign tourists in Kumbasari Market, Denpasar. Almots all of the sellers in the market suffer from loss of profit even the number of tourists visiting Bali is increasing

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The Hindus participate in the Sapu Leger Ritual on Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Regional Library, Books collection only source from block grant funds

Gianyar (Bali Post)— Regional finance for the procurement of book collections in the Gianyar Regional Library is limited. So far, procurement of the library book collections is mostly financed by the block grant from central government. Within the past few years, the block grant from central government was obtained for procurement of 700 books with 350 titles for the regional library. The Head of Regional Library and Archives (KPAD), AA Sri Marwati, confirmed the matter on Friday (May 25). Over the past few years, the book collections of Gianyar regional library only acquired from the block grants of central government amounting to 700 books with 350 titles. Meanwhile, there was not procurement made by regional government. Until now, the collection of Gianyar Library came to 17,111 books and they were mostly of old collections. Sri Marwati also explained the allocation for the regional library in the Regional Budget 2012

amounted to IDR 46,500,000 for library development cost and IDR 20,000,000 for the operation of roving library. In response to such condition, Chairman of the Bali Institute for Social Problems, Lanang Sudira, assessed if compared to the important role of libraries and archives, such amount of budget disbursed by government was very small. Moreover, it was allocated for the maintenance of worn book collections to make them up to date. In the regional policy, the existence of library was very important for the improvement of education and reading interest. For that purpose, it was required a serious attention of the Gianyar Government to the problems. Other than related to the budget, another worrying problem was that the library building remained to use the building unit belonging to the SD No. 2 Gianyar primary school. Since the school would be re-grouped by the government, the regional library should be ready to leave the building. (kmb16)


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Closure of the Gilimanuk Harbor followed the Ketapang Harbor that had earlier decided to close the voyage due to high winds and huge waves. As consequence, all ships that had already sailed from Gilimanuk Harbor were asked to lean to the nearest harbor. The closure began around 10:30 p.m. local time and at the same time many vehicles would cross to Java. They included a number of tourist buses that were also stuck in the queue while waiting for the crossing to be opened. As the night grew later, more and more vehicles, especially trucks and freight vehicles, came in. Until the early morning, the queue reached 3.5 kilometers long or exceeded the Cekik forest. Administrator of the Gilimanuk Harbor, Made Rai Ardana, said on Saturday (May 26) the closure was carried out

BOSTON — To Doug Collins, Boston’s Big Three is already a memory. “I don’t look at them as the Big Three. I look at them as the Championship Four,” the Philadelphia coach said. “Because if you’re going to leave Rondo out, you’re making a huge mistake.”

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following the instruction from the Ketapang Harbor that had closed the crossing service due to bad weather condition. Therefore, the Gilimanuk Harbor was automatically closed. The crossing was then re-opened at 3:45 a.m. by the dawn. All the ships having loaded the vehicles directly departed to the harbor of destination. Up to Saturday morning, all buses and private vehicles could have been conveyed from the harbor, but freight vehicles and trucks remained to queue up to two kilometers long. The administrator said the harbor could be closed any time for the sake of safety due to bad weather condition. His party also continued to monitor the weather progress. All the ships were asked to be alert and make coordination. (kmb26)

Sanglah Hospital route change

To avoid any traffic in entering Sanglah Hospital which caused delays for patients, Bali Transportation Agency will change its route and will be socialized soon as stated by Head of Sanglah Hospital Security and Order, Ferry Dwiyanto, which have been discussed last Monday (21/5) attended by the Agency, Parking Management and Sanglah Hospital. It was stated Pulau Nias Street, Pulau Bali Street and Pulau Lombok Street traffics will be arranged as they were the entrance to the Hospi-

tal. Pulau Nias Street will still be two ways while Pulau Bali Street will be changed to one ways with entrance from North which will cause those from Pulau Lombok Street won’t be able to go in Pulau Bali Street from the south. It is hoped that with this new routei t will avoid any traffic that usually happens on the statue roundabout of the entrance to Sanglah Hospital. “With that those from Pulau Lombok will have to go around Sanglah Market at first then go through Pulau Nias Street,” Dwiyanto explained. (san)

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Queue lasts until next morning

Due to adverse weather condition occurred in the Bali Strait on Friday night (May 25), the crossing at Gilimanuk-Ketapang Harbor was closed for five hours. As a result, long queues were inevitable. Up to Saturday morning (May 26) the queue of trucks and freight vehicles still occurred and reached two kilometers long from the ticket counter of Gilimanuk Harbor.

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The truck that is flipped in Tabanan Regency

Shrimp carrier truck flipped The Denpasar-Gilimanuk vulnerable route now again took victim where this time a shrimp carrier truck flipped while avoiding a motorbike at Raya Desa Megati Street, Selemadeg Timur, last Thursday (24/5) at 10 pm local time. Luckily there are no casualties including the truck driver, Slamet (30), from Banyuwangi, East Java got slightly bruised at his back and the incident caused the P 8581 UW truck’s back part destroyed. The truck was going fast towards Gilimanuk at that time then in a location with sharp turn, three motorbikes also went fast took the right side which should be the opposite route. Avoiding it to hit them, the truck went to the left causing the front of the

truck hit the street’s border and flipped. The broken front truck window was then used by the driver to get out. Slamet stated if he did not go left, he will hit the three motorcycles as they were really fast and in a hurry. The situation caused what’s carried poured out and with the truck not blocking the road it did not disturb the traffic at location. The truck was then evacuated in the night which will be sent to Banyuwangi after all 7 tons shrimps placed in another truck. The shrimps from Sumbawa was planned to be brought to Surabaya, East Java. It is not known yet how much lost is resulted. “I’m used to using this route it’s just because of the motorcycles the truck flipped,” Slamet stated. (kmb30)

Bali’s farmers go begging Bali Post Media Gruop relays the disheartening news that while agriculture remains Bali’s oldest and largest industry, those who work in this sector are also the poorest people on the island. Behind the idyllic and iconic rice terraces exists an entire large underclass of Balinese living well below the poverty line, the economic benchmark separating those with enough to eat and obtain the basic necessities of life from those without the essential wherewithal’s of daily life. Bali Post Media Gruop goes so far, in fact, as to quote academic Wayan Windia as saying that the living standard of many Balinese famers is below that enjoyed by roadside beggars living on the island. Adding to the plight of Bali’s “planting class” are the increasing loss of agricultural lands being turned to residential and tourist pursuits, rising property taxes, increasingly uncertain weather patterns, frequent plagues of rodents and pestilence, and recent seasons when the crop failed to come in. The leading academician from Bali’s Udayana University, Professor Dr. I Wayan Windia, contends the cascading woes of the island’s farmers is linked to insignificant income levels; lower, he contends, than that

earned by roadside beggars. He contends that a beggar can earn Rp. 2 million (US$217) per month while a Balinese farmer working a hectare of land would be lucky to net half that amount. Windia see the current state of Bali’s farmers as highly ironic, fueling a situation where famers are selling off their lands rather than face unbearable land tax burdens. The professor estimates 1,000 hectares of agricultural lands are diverted to other uses each year in Bali. Even more alarming, Windia sees the breakdown in the subak system of irrigation resulting from land diversion having the ripple effect of rendering adjoining tracts of land unproductive. Because of this, he believes Bali will soon see 2,000 hectares of land lost to agriculture each year. Windia lays the blame for this unfortunate state of affairs squarely at the feet of Bali’s government who are failing to regulate and preserve the island’s agricultural character. He also cites as being to blame the ease with which developers can obtain permits and licenses from government agencies with little reference or no concern by official for the damage caused to traditional irrigation systems.

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Rajon Rondo helped his aging teammates keep their season going Saturday night, finishing with 18 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in Game 7 against the 76ers to lead Boston to an 85-75 victory and into an Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Miami Heat. The Celtics will open the third round of the NBA playoffs in Miami on Monday night. “I’ve already packed,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “We’ll be ready. It’s going to be a tough turnaround, but we’re not an excuse team. We’ll be ready on Monday.” Bouncing back from his worst game of the playoffs — and snapping out of a 32minute slump in which he had just two assists and five points — Rondo scored nine straight Boston points after Paul Pierce fouled out to help the Celtics turn a threepoint edge into a double-digit lead. Rondo had 11 points in the fourth quarter, including his first 3-pointer in five games, made all four of his free throws down the stretch and grabbed his 10th rebound in the final minute — chucking it over his head and into the frontcourt to help the Celtics dribble down the clock. “He really came through,” Sixers guard Jrue Holiday said. “He put the team on his back.” Andre Iguodala scored 18 points, and Holiday and Elton Brand had 15 apiece for the 76ers, who eliminated the topseeded Chicago Bulls in the first round but couldn’t do the same with the Celt-

ics. Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Boston, and Ray Allen hit a pair of fourth-quarter 3-pointers after missing his first five attempts. “Ray is the ultimate gunslinger,” Rivers said. “That’s what makes great players great. I was a basketball player someday, and I would have never taken that shot.” Pierce had 15 points and nine rebounds before fouling out with 4:16 left. That’s when Rondo took over. The point guard, who had nine points and a playoff-low six assists in the Game 6 loss in Philadelphia, scored on a baseline drive and followed it up with a long 2-pointer (originally scored a 3) with 2:47 left. Then he made a 3-pointer with a little more than 2 minutes left to make it a 10-pont game and, after Brand scored on a tip-in, Rondo went to the line as the crowd chanted “M-V-P! M-V-P!” and hit a pair of free throws to leave Boston with an 80-70 lead with 1:44 left. The Celtics will now face the actual NBA MVP — LeBron James — along with Dwyane Wade and the rest of the Heat. Miami advanced to the conference finals by eliminating the Indiana Pacers in six games. Miami beat Boston in five games in the conference semifinals last year. In 2010, the Celtics eliminated the Heat in the first round and then knocked James and the Cavaliers out in the second — his final game with Cleveland before defecting to Miami.

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Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) is double teamed by Philadelphia 76ers defenders Elton Brand, left, and Spencer Hawes on a drive to the basket during the first quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 21, 2012.

Froch defeats Bute to take IBF super-middleweight crown Agence France Presse

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Britain’s Carl Froch celebrates after beating Lucian Bute of Romania during their IBF super-middleweight title match in Nottingham.

Britain’s Carl Froch stopped defending champion Lucian Bute of Romania in the fifth round to take the IBF super-middleweight title in Nottingham early Sunday. The 34-year-old Froch was coming off a rare defeat to Andre Ward and went into the fight against the undefeated, Canadian-based Bute as the underdog. But he took command from the opening bell to take possession of IBF belt to go with the WBC belt he held twice in the past. The win brought Froch’s career record to 29 wins against two defeats. For Bute it was a first defeat in 31 fights Fighting in his home town, Froch opened positively and was the aggressor

throughout the first round despite receiving a warning for hitting on the break after the follow-up exchange. Bute landed a strong southpaw left in the second as Froch staked him behind his jab and it was the Englishman who again ended the round on top, rocking Bute with a big right hand. The Romanian landed a good jab as the third round got under way, but Froch responded immediately and hurt his man with a succession of ferocious shots. Bute was on wobbly legs and clinging on desperately with Froch marching forward in a bid to finish the contest early. Bute landed two counter lefts and survived the round but Froch was primed to move in for the kill. Both men traded shots in the fourth as Froch hammered home a powerful right and followed it up with a flurry. But Bute, to his credit, planted his feet and fired back gamely. Froch jumped in with a right which

had Bute in peril once again and another looked like forcing the end. Bute, however, was saved by the bell as Froch landed a fierce left hook at the end of the round. Bute looked unsteady when the fifth round got under way and a right hand rocked his head back. After several unanswered shots, another big hit from Froch forced Bute down with only the ropes holding him up. Referee Earl Brown began a count, but when Bute’s corner entered the ring to spare their man further punishment, Froch had the belt won. Froch said he believed the emphatic win made up for the defeat at the hands of Ward. “After the Andre Ward defeat I was very deflated. I was here tonight to put right a wrong,” he said. “I came here more determined than I’ve ever been before. I’ve been guilty of switching off in the past but tonight I’ve been very focused.”


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McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is adamant that his squad has not dropped off the pace, but is just losing out in Formula 1’s tyre lottery at present. The Woking squad appeared to be 2012’s benchmark as it opened the year with two straight poles for Lewis Hamilton and a Melbourne win for Jenson Button. But it has not managed a podium finish since China, and its drivers are now down to third and fifth in the championship standings after spells in the points lead. Whitmarsh denied that McLaren has gone into a slump, saying it was impossible for any team to stay at the front consistently in such an up-anddown year - as Monaco qualifying proved. “It’s an extraordinary season,” he said. “I didn’t think even at the start of Q3 that Michael [Schumacher] was going to come out with a time like that and Lotus have looked good here, I thought, and Lewis was in front of the two of them.” “We think that we’ve got to keep working. This year’s championship is very unusual and is undeniably going to continue to be a fight to develop the car and to understand and work with these tyres. If you get it right, you’ve got a huge performance uplift.” He suggested that even teams achieving good results remained baffled by tyre performance this year. “I think in truth, if you look back at a number of the almost surprise quick guys, if

they’re really honest they’re not sure why they were quick at the moment they were quick,” said Whitmarsh. The McLaren chief said he was convinced there was nothing wrong with the team’s current package that would prevent it winning on days when it mastered the tyres better than its rivals. “I think we’ve got a competitive car. We haven’t always got the best out of it,” said Whitmarsh. “We’ve got two great racing drivers, so it’s going to be a fight for the whole year. There are moments of frustration and moments of elation, and that’s how a world championship should be. “Of course we’d all like to understand everything, to be improving the car and to understand the tyres every time you go out. Evidently it’s not like that for us. It’s not like that for anyone. That’s the real challenge. “These tyres seem almost organic, non-linear, and very difficult and very complex. We don’t have as good an understanding of them as we should do and as we’d like to have, but I don’t think there’s anyone out there at the moment - any team, any driver, any engineer - who feels they’ve got it nailed on the tyre front.”

Inauguration of Tri Hita Karana Temple in Berlin Page 8 Lewis Hamilton, right, talks with McLaren Mercedes team principal Martin Whitmarsh during the first practice session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Thursday, May 24, 2012.

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Solberg’s Acropolis Rally victory bid ends with crash Petter Solberg has crashed out of the Acropolis Rally while chasing Sebastien Loeb for the lead on the final morning in Greece. Ford driver Solberg had reduced Loeb’s lead from 20 seconds to 10s during Saturday afternoon’s loop, and was keen to push for the win on the deciding leg.

“We have five stages and we need to take two seconds in each stage,” Solberg told AUTOSPORT before Sunday morning’s action began. “It is possible, we can do it. Of course, it won’t be easy, but we have to try. I will go at 109 per cent, not 110 per cent - we need to keep a little bit in reserve!”

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But Solberg’s charge did not last long as he went off the road and took a rear wheel off his Ford on the opening Aghil Theodori stage. Solberg’s retirement leaves Loeb leading by just under two minutes over his Citroen team-mate Mikko Hirvonen. Loeb said he had been absolutely flatout trying to resist Solberg and that it had been tough to stay focused after seeing his rival was out. “I just tried to push very hard in this one. We were quite equal,” said Loeb. “He needed some extra speed to take the 10s that I had. “I saw he was stopped in the stage and for me it was quite difficult to keep the rhythm after that. I was flat-out at the first splits and now it’s completely different. “At the moment we’ve done a perfect race, pushing very hard and avoiding mistakes.”

Petter Solberg of Norway, and his co-driver Chris Patterson of Great Britain with their Ford Fiesta RS WRC compete in the WRC Acropolis Rally as fans cheer at the stage of Aghii Theodori, Greece, on Sunday, May 27, 2012.

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DENPASAR - Indonesia is due to release jailed Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby in September 2017, a prison chief said Friday, after she had five years slashed off her 20-year term. Corby could be released earlier if she is granted parole and will likely continue to receive the usual twice-yearly sentence reductions, Gusti Ngurah Wiratna, head of Kerobokan prison on Bali island, told reporters. “After subtracting her (annual) sentence cuts and the five-year clemency, she will be released from jail on Septem-

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JAKARTA - Pop diva Lady Gaga on Sunday cancelled her Indonesian concert with promoters saying the security threat was too serious after Islamic hardliners promised “chaos” if she entered the Muslim nation.

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considered the situation minute to minute, and with threats if the concert goes ahead, Lady Gaga’s side is calling off the concert,” Minola Sebayang, lawyer for promoters Big Daddy, told reporters. “This is not only about Lady Gaga’s security, but extends to those who will be watching her.” The flamboyant performer, who has nearly 25 million followers on

Twitter -- the highest number on the social networking site -- wrote just hours before the announcement was made: “There is nothing Holy about hatred.” After the announcement the show was off, thousands of her fans, who call themselves “little monsters”, sent a flurry of Twitter messages to persuade her to go ahead with the concert. Continued on page 6

Corby to be release in 2017 ber 20, 2017,” Wiratna said. “In the future, she will continue to receive further remissions every August 17 on Independence Day, and on Christmas,” he said, adding that a team would now evaluate Corby’s eligibility for parole. He said Corby had served enough time to be eligible to file for parole, for which a prisoner much also “express remorse, show good behaviour and not commit any crimes while serving their sentence”. Corby’s lawyer Iskandar Nawing said that for Indonesian nationals, parole can be granted as quickly as three months after filing.

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In this photograph taken on July 2, 2008, convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby (C) is escorted by two policemen as she leaves a beauty salon in Denpasar on Bali island on July 2, 2008.

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