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Indonesian police ofďŹ cers carry the body of a ferry ďŹ re victim at a hospital in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. A docked ferry has caught ďŹ re in central Indonesia, triggering a stampede.
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Indonesian passenger IHUU\FDWFKHVâ€ŤŰ‹â€ŹUHGHDG Associated Press SURABAYA â€” A docked ferry has caught fire in central Indonesia, triggering a stampede that left at least eight people dead and dozens injured.
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Jakarta - A spokesman of the National Police said Ahmad Urip, a suicide bomber at a church in Solo, was a member of Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT). â€œAhmad was a member of JAT Cirebon chapter, and also a friend of Mochamad Syarif, a suicide bomber at Adz Zikra Mosque in Cirebon (on April 15, 2011),â€? Inspector General Anton Bachrul Alam, the head of the National Police`s public relations division, said here on Tuesday. Ahmad Urip alias Ahmad Yosefa alias Hayat alias Raharjo, had accompanied Syarif when the later planned to carry out a suicide bombing at Adz Zikra mosque, he said. Syarif was active in the membership of JAT Cirebon led by Agung Nur Alam alias Abu Husama, he explained. â€œAhmad was also the perpetrator of Alfamart
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The ferry accident was Indonesiaâ€™s second this week. On Monday, six people died and 15 others went missing when a ferry caught ďŹ re after colliding with a coal-laden ship off Borneo island. Ferries are a main source of transportation in Indonesia, a vast archipelago nation of 235 million people.
Solo suicide bomber was JAT member
Brig. Gen. Edi Sumantri, deputy police chief in East Java province, says 500 passengers had already boarded the ferry at the Surabaya port when the ďŹ re broke out in a truck that was parked in the vessel early Wednesday. Some passengers jumped into the sea and others caused a stampede as they tried to run down the loading ramps.
defacement in Cirebon in 2010,â€? he said. Ahmad, the suicide bomber died in the attack on the Full Gospel Bethel church (GBIS) in Kepunton, Solo, Central Java, around 11am on Sunday (Sept 25). The body of the suspected bomber had been taken to the police hospital in Kramat Jati, East Jakarta, for forensic tests. The blast meanwhile had also seriously injured 14 people and lightly wounded four others. Police are still investigating the person who had led the oath taking ritual of Ahmad. Syarif had taken an oath in a ritual led by Amir Markasiah , ustadz Abu Bakar Ba`asyir in Tasikmalaya in 2008, together with 10 other members of JAT Cirebon. Syarif had also been active in following teaching classed led by Ba`asyir in several places in West Java. Continued on page 6
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Bali News Denpasar still has 2,889 families in poverty Denpasar (Bali Post) -
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Kelan Beach conjured up into a cultural showground Mangupura (Bali Post)â€”
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Ngerupuk at Banyuning Customary Village Nyepi falls on Wednesday Singaraja (Bali Post)
Banyuning Customary Village in Buleleng Subdistrict indeed includes one of the unique customary villages. Aside from organizing the Nyepi or Day of Silenceâ€™s abstinences as held in the tenth month of Balinese calendar, local villagers also celebrate the day of silence on the black moon of this third month. As on the black moon of the third month, Tuesday (Sep 27), hundreds of Banyuning villagers organized a Pengerupukan ceremony or manca kelud exorcism rites. The day after, namely on Wednesday (Sep 28), all residents implemented the abstinences. Chief of Banyuning Customary Village, Wayan Sueta, on the sidelines of the ceremony said that in appropriate with the existing tradition the pecaruan of Pengerupukan at Banyuning was performed on
the black moon and then resumed with the day of silence on the following day. In other words, the Banyuning villagers celebrated the day of silence for two times D \HDU EHFDXVH RQ WKH ÂżUVW GDWH of the tenth month local residents also conducted a retreat like other Hindu devotees in Bali. Pecaruan exorcism rite was conducted in the outermost courtyard of the Desa Temple of Banyuning by means of cow, geese, dog, goat, pig and striped
neck duck. On last Wednesday, local residents implemented the abstinences solemnly. All shops, schools, government and private RIÂżFHVLQWKHDUHDRI%DQ\XQLQJ were closed. Meanwhile, residents were not allowed to conduct any activities in their home. â€œCivil servants, employees, students DQGVFKRRORIÂżFHVORFDWHGRXWVLGH Banyuning are still allowed to JRWRRIÂżFHDQGWRVFKRRODVWKH highway access remains open,â€? he said. (kmb15)
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Although the decree of Badung Regent related to the management of Kelan Beach entrusted to customary village has not been issued, the Kelan Village has carried out the coastal arrangement. Even, the area adjoining ZLWKWKHK\JLHQLFÂżVKPDUNHWRI.HGRQJDQDQLVJRLQJWREHWUDQVIRUPHG into a cultural showground of the local community. Chief of Kelan Customary Village, Made Sugita, said that Kelan Beach had many advantages if developed into a coastal tourism region. Therefore, his party would continuously make arrangement to increase the tourist attraction. Âł:HKDYHHVWDEOLVKHGÂżYHJULOOHGVHDIRRGUHVWDXUDQWVWRVXSSRUWWKH culinary tourism on Kelan Beach. In addition, we also plan to revive the arts of local community at Kelan Village as the supporting attraction for tourists making a visit to Kelan Beach at night,â€? said Sugita on Tuesday (Sep 27). The man who is also a member of Commission B in the Badung House added that Kelan area was very possible to become a favorite tourist destination from the morning till night. In the future, his party would design a cultural show in the evening that presented various performances of local traditional dance such as Kecak and barong dance on the beach. â€œApart from functioning as the stage of local cultural show, Kelan Beach will also be taken advantage for marine tourism, particularly snorkeling to see the splendor of coral reef. â€œWe also would like to change the coastal area that was formerly used to park traditional boats into one of the most attractive hangouts for tourists,â€? he explained. 5HODWHGWRVHFXULW\FRQWURORQWKHFRDVWDODUHD6XJLWDFRQÂżUPHGWKDW for security matter his party had established a village security force (PKD) consisting of the community protection elements of Tuban Village and customary security taskforce or pecalang belonging to Kelan Village. â€œWe should also consider some impacts if this area will later on develop and have proposed the approval to the authority of PT Angkasa Pura I as the operator of Ngurah Rai Airport, Tuban as the adjacent party of the area in the arrangement of Kelan Beach,â€? he said. (par)
Poverty alleviation program must continue IT is not an easy task to alleviate the poverty in Bali. Though Bali *RYHUQPHQWKDVSXWWKHSRYHUW\DOOHYLDWLRQDVWKHÂżUVWSULRULW\LQWKH Bali development, the line of poor people is still quite long. Currently, Bali Province is still â€˜collectingâ€™ 174,000 poor people. If compared to the total population of Bali reaching 3.8 million, the percentage of poor people amounts to 4.88 percent. When met on Tuesday (Sep 27), the Rector of Udayana University, Prof. Dr. I Made Bakta, acknowledged that government at all levels had been rolling various poverty alleviation programs. However, he hoped WKHSURJUDPVFRXOGUXQVXVWDLQDEO\RUGLGQRWRQO\ZRUNIRURQHÂżVFDO year. â€œAlleviating poverty cannot be carried out instantly. Poverty alOHYLDWLRQLQDYLOODJHIRUH[DPSOHVKRXOGDWOHDVWWDNHÂżYH\HDUVDQG be conducted sustainably,â€? he said. Bakta also urged the regional government to map the poverty areas in Bali as soon as possible and recorded the economic potential that could possibly be developed to boost the local economy. Having known each potential, government had to develop an ongoing program commenced by life skill training according to the existing potential. â€œIf the village has potential in handicraft industry, the skill training provided to the rural poor community must be in the handicraft sector. This skill trainLQJPXVWEHJLYHQLQWKHÂżUVWÂżVFDO\HDUVRWKH\ZLOOEHUHDOO\VNLOOHGWR create products,â€? he said. :KHQWKH\ZHUHVNLOOHGKHVDLGLQWKHQH[WÂżQDQFLDO\HDUJRYHUQment should provide them with the assistance of working equipment and working capital. Without that help, the skills at hand were feared to be redundant because without working equipment and working capital WKH\FRXOGGHÂżQLWHO\GRQRWKLQJ,ISURYLVLRQRIWKHVNLOOVZDVXVHGWR ÂżQGDMREWKHUHZDVQRJXDUDQWHHLIWKH\FRXOGEHHQWLUHO\DEVRUEHG in the job market considering the competition was very tight. â€œIn this context, government must prepare them to become a self-employee being capable of creating jobs at least for themselves. It is urgeny for government to help them with the equipment and working capital,â€? he suggested. Having been able to create handicraft products with an economic value, said Bakta, government then had an obligation to open up the market access for their products. (ian)
Thursday, September 29, 2011
,QVXUJHQWVNLOOVROGLHUV JXDUGLQJ7KDLVFKRRO Associated Press Writer
PATTANI, Thailand â€” Muslim insurgents disguised as paramilitary rangers attacked troops guarding a school in southern Thailand on Wednesday, killing four soldiers and wounding two others, police said. A 6-year-old boy was shot in the stomach during the assault. Police Lt. Gen. Satanfah Wamasing said 15 assailants walked up to the school and began talking with soldiers assigned to guard teachers there. They opened ďŹ re at close range and ďŹ‚ed with four of the soldiersâ€™ M-16 automatic riďŹ‚es. The bloodshed in Narathiwat provinceâ€™s Rue So district is the latest in a wave of violence in Thailandâ€™s Muslim-dominated southernmost provinces since an Islamist insurgency ďŹ‚ared in 2004. Government soldiers are often designated to guard teachers and monks in the region. Sunai Phasuk, a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, said in a tweet that the New York-based group has warned Thai authorities â€œthat the simultaneous use of
school for military and education purposes will put civilians at risk.â€? But Sunai condemned the attack, saying: â€œInsurgents knew they could also harm students and teachers. Such brutality is sickening.â€? In a separate incident Wednesday in neighboring Pattani province, two gunmen on a motorcycle fatally shot a 48-year-old person in a market in Nong Chik district, police Lt. Gen. Chonnavi Chamaroek said. On Wednesday, Amnesty International condemned the insurgents for targeting civilians in the conďŹ‚ict, saying such attacks constitute war crimes. It said noncombatants have accounted for two-thirds of the nearly 5,000 deaths reported during the insurgency in the past eight years, while close to 8,000 people have been wounded. Most of the violence has been conďŹ ned to three southern provinces dominated by ethnic Malay Muslims who are a minority in mostly Buddhist Thailand. The area used to be an Islamic sultanate until it was annexed by Thailand in the early 20th century.
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In this photo taken June 17, 2011, a Thai soldier, right, provides security for Buddhist monks, taking up morning alms in Pattani province, southern Thailand.
Pakistanâ€™s Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani talks with Chinaâ€™s Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu during their meeting at the prime ministerâ€™s residence in Islamabad September 27, 2011.
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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan warned the United States on Tuesday to stop accusing it of playing a double game with Islamist militants and heaped praise on â€œall-weather friendâ€? China. Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, speaking exclusively to Reuters, said any unilateral military action by the United States to hunt down militants of the Haqqani network inside Pakistan would be a violation of his countryâ€™s sovereignty. However, he side-stepped questions on the tense relations with the United States and offered no indications of any steps Pakistan might take to soothe the fury in Washington. The outgoing chairman of the U.S. militaryâ€™s Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, last week described the Haqqani network, the most violent faction among Taliban militants in Afghanistan, as a â€œveritable armâ€? of Pakistanâ€™s ISI spy agency and accused Islamabad of providing support for the groupâ€™s September 13 attack on
the U.S. embassy in Kabul. â€œThe negative messaging, naturally that is disturbing my people,â€? Gilani said in the interview from his ofďŹ ce in Islamabad. â€œIf there is messaging that is not appropriate to our friendship, then naturally it is extremely difďŹ cult to convince my public. Therefore they should be sending positive messages.â€? Since Mullenâ€™s comments, Pakistan has launched a diplomatic counterattack and attempted to drum up support from its strongest ally in the region,
China. Pakistani ofďŹ cials have been heaping praise on China since its public security minister arrived in Islamabad on Monday for high-level talks. â€œWe are true friends and we count on each other,â€? Gilani said in separate comments broadcast on television networks after talks with Meng Jianzhu on Tuesday. The military, Pakistanâ€™s most powerful institution, said it appreciated Beijingâ€™s backing. Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani thanked Meng for Chinaâ€™s â€œunwavering support.â€? â€˜ALL-WEATHER FRIENDSâ€™
China and Pakistan call each other â€œall-weather friendsâ€? and their close ties have been underpinned by long-standing wariness of their common neighbor, India, and a desire to hedge against U.S. inďŹ‚uence across the region.
SHANGHAI - Chinese authorities came under ďŹ re on Wednesday after the worst subway train accident in 42 years raised fresh concerns that the worldâ€™s second biggest economy was sacriďŹ cing safety in the rush to develop. OfďŹ cials were still investigating the cause of Tuesdayâ€™s crash in the ďŹ nancial capital Shanghai in which 270 people were injured, 20 of them critically. It came just two months after a deadly collision between two high-speed overland trains in Wenzhou set off a wave of criticism of Chinaâ€™s ambitious rail building plans.
That crash promoted the government to suspend new railway project approvals and launch safety checks on existing equipment. The Global Times newspaper, owned by Communist Party mouthpiece Peopleâ€™s Daily, called the managers of Chinaâ€™s cities â€œbackwardâ€? and said that increasing speed should not come at a cost to public safety. â€œThe tragedies in Wenzhou and Shanghai keep reminding people that China cannot afford failure,â€? it wrote in an editorial. â€œShanghai has already had the appearance of a developed city, but accidents such as the subway collision and the Shanghai ďŹ re last
November (in which 53 people died) reveal that it is still a developing city at its core.â€? The Shanghai government and an outside investigative team were examining the crash near the wellknown Yu Yuan garden which occurred after the failure of the signal system forced staff to direct trains by telephone. Concern over the accident pushed Chinese rail-related stocks down. Rescue workers evacuate injured people outside Yu Yuan Garden station after a subway train collision in Shanghai, September 27, 2011.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Aston Kuta Hotel Offers Special Promotions IBP
Approaching the last quarter of 2011, Aston at Grand Kuta Hotel and Residence offers special food & beverage promotion that you can enjoy with colleagues, friends and family. “On food promotions, we promote chicken ﬁllet (crispy chicken combined with fresh vegetables and special bread), prawn blanket (shrimp savory blanket), Asian beef steak (processed meat doused in special sauce), steak burger, penne carbonara, and spicy prawn,” Theresia Gera Listyani, Public Relation Ofﬁcer Aston at Grand Kuta Hotel and Residence said. She said, get all these delicious dishes starting from IDR35.000. We also have special promotion on shabu-shabu at the price IDR85.000 net/person which valid everyday from 12.00-22.00. “To accompany your meal, we also offer refreshing beverage promotions. Daily from 12.00-18.00, we provide special offer buy one get one free for lime or orange squash, each item for only IDR20.000 net, “ Gea added.
We also offer blossom squash at the price IDR35.000 net. For your lunch and dinner, we have prepared special cocktails, cosmopolitan and lychee martini, at the price of IDR70.000 net. Special smoothiesare also available at the price of IDR28.000 net. Last but not least, we have San Miguel beer promotion buy two get one free with only IDR70.000 net/bottle. All this attractive promotion can be enjoyed at all our F&B outlets such as Magnolia Café, lobby lounge and Jasmine Pool Bar. Aston at Grand Kuta Hotel & Residence is an international 3 star hotel managed by Aston International. Located in the centre of Kuta that is surrounded by a fantastic attraction of Bali, Aston at Grand Kuta Hotel & Residence featuring 100 magniﬁcent of studio, deluxe studio and premiere studio of wonderful guest room. Designed for a cozy living, Aston at Grand Kuta Hotel & Residence is designed to deliver a restful stay and a comfortable work environment.
Temple Ceremony Calendar Event for August 31 through October 5, 2011 31 Aug Buda Umanis Tambir Sari Bankar Titih Temple Kapal 12 Sep Purnama Ketiga Gunung Sari Temple Lombok Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Karangasem Pedarman Arya Telabah Besakih Bukit Mentik Temple Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani 14 Sep Buda Keliwon Matal Village Temple Sukawati Merajan Agung Batuyang - batubulan Pasek Gelgel Bebetin Temple Sawan - buleleng Maspahit Temple Sesetan - Denpasar Selatan Pasek Bendesa Manik Mas Dukuh Kendran - Tegalalang Panti Pasek Gaduh Temple Sesetan Merajan Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Pedarman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 24 Sep Tumpek Kandang Puseh Temple Gianyar Luhur Dalem Sagening Kediri - Tabanan Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tegal Gede Badung 27 Sep Tilem Ketiga Ulun Kulkul Temple Ulun Kulkul Besakih 28 Sep Buda Wage Menail Tarukan Temple Cemenggaon Sukawati Mr. Pasek Dangke Bambang - Bangli Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja - Gianyar Puseh Menakaji Temple Peninjoan - Bangli Merajan Agung Temple Blangsinga - Blahbatuh Kawitan Gusti Agung Blangsinga Blahbatuh Gianyar Kawitan Gusti Celuk Kapal Mengwi
4 Ock Anggar Kasih Perangbakat Bukit Buluh Temple Gunaksa - Klungkung Tirta Sudamala Temple Bebalang - Bangli Paibon Pasek Bendesa Sangsit - sawan - Buleleng Pasek Gelgel Temple Pangi Dawan - Klungkung Gunung Tengsong Lombok Dalem Benawah Temple Benawah - Gianyar Dalem Temple Bitra - Gianyar Dalem Temple Banyuning Timur - Buleleng Dalem Pauman Batan Getas Pauman Batan Getas Titih Denpasar Tengah Padang Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Gelgel Desa Sande - Pupuan Tabanan Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Adat Pagan Denpasar Hyangaluh/Jenggala Besakih Merajan Pasek Lurah Tutuan Gunaksa Mr. Pasek Gelgel Selulung Merajan Pasek Subrata Medahan Merajan Pasek Munggu Munggu Tengkulak Temple Tulikup - Gianyar Penataran Badung Ogang Sidemen 5 Ock Buda Umanis Perangbakat Puri Agung Dalem Tarukan Pejeng Tampak Siring Rambut Siwi Temple Jembrana Batu Bolong Temple Canggu - Kuta Pasek Marga Klaci Temple Tabanan Agung Pasek Temple Dauh Waru Jembrana Ratu Pasek Temple Sangsit Sawan - Buleleng Pasek Tangkas Darma R. Tabanan Village Temple Banyuning Buleleng Srijon Temple Tabanan Mr. Pasek Gelgel Lebah Pangkung Merajan Pasek Gelgel Patemon Tirta Anom Padang Sigi Sading - Tampak Siring Dadi Agung Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Manuaba Tegalalang Pedarmaan Batursari Ngilis Jegu Penebel Tabanan Puncak Mundi Nusa Penida
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.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Residential building crumbles in Old Delhi; 7 dead Associated Press Writer
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Debris litter the scenic Roxas boulevard near a seawall in Manila after Typhoon Nesat battered the capital and other parts of northeastern Philippines Tuesday Sept. 27, 2011.
Philippine capital cleans up after storm kills 20
1(:'(/+,Â˛%URNHQEHDPVDQGPRXQGVRIFOD\OD\LQKHDSV Wednesday where a three-story residential building collapsed in the Indian capital, killing at least seven people and highlighting the dangerous housing conditions among the cityâ€™s poor. Residents said they feared some people may still be trapped in the rubble from the decades-old building that fell Tuesday night LQ2OG'HOKLDURXQGWKHWLPHZKHQSHRSOHZRXOGKDYHEHHQKRPH for dinner or getting ready for bed. Rescuers using small diggers and pickaxes to clear the debris Wednesday freed a young boy trapped as he was passing by the building when it fell in the congested Chandni Mahal area of 2OG'HOKL 7KHDUHDÂ˛NQRZQIRULWVRYHUFURZGHGEXLOGLQJVDQGORRVH ZLUHVFULVVFURVVLQJQDUURZVWUHHWVÂ˛LVWRRVPDOOWREULQJLQODUJHU machines like backhoes to help with the rescue. Locals said several families lived in the buildingâ€™s two levels DERYHDQXQRFFXSLHGJURXQGĂ€RRUXVHGIRUVWRUDJH7KH\VDLG they believed construction work in two adjacent buildings may have weakened the structure that fell. Police said seven people were killed and dozens injured, including four critically. Authorities were investigating, while critics accused the city RILJQRULQJWKHVWDWHRI2OG'HOKLÂśVGLODSLGDWHGEXLOGLQJV Poor construction material and inadequate foundations are often blamed for collapses in India. A building collapsed in November, killing about 70 people in the capital, where prices for both land and rent are at premium levels thanks to a population quickly increasing with migrants seeking work.
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MAN LA, hilippines mergency services and residents in the hilippine capital cleaned XSDQGUHVWRUHGHOHFWULFLW\:HGQHVGD\DIWHUDSRZHUIXOW\SKRRQXQOHDVKHGĂ€RRGZDWHUVDQG ÂżHUFHZLQGWKDWNLOOHGDWOHDVWSHRSOHDQGVHQWKXJHZDYHVFUDVKLQJRYHUVHDZDOOV Most deaths occurred in and around metropolitan Manila, which already was soaked by heavy monsoon rains ahead of Tuesdayâ€™s arrival of Typhoon Nesat, which brought more downpours and wind gusts of up to 93 miles (150 kilometers) per hour. The typhoon blew out of the Philippines on Wednesday packing winds of 75 mph (120 kph) and was expected to make landfall on Chinaâ€™s Hainan Island on Thursday evening or early Friday. The Philippine disaster agency said 35 people were still unaccounted for and that 108 had been rescued. Power supply was gradually restored to the downtown area, which was strewn with trash and fallen bamboo pieces washed ashore by storm surges. The Metro Rail Transit also resumed operations.
6RPHDUHDVZHUHVWLOOĂ€RRGHG including Manila Ocean Park facing Manila Bay and a major thoroughfare, Taft Avenue. The nearby U.S. Embassy, which was inundated Tuesday, remained closed. Benito Ramos, who heads WKH2IÂżFHRI&LYLO'HIHQVHVDLG Ă€RRGVZHUHUHFHGLQJLQPDQ\DUeas as the weather began to clear but low-lying regions, especially in the vast, rice-producing plains of the main northern island of Luzon, were still under water. Mayor Santiago Austria of Jaen, a rice-farming town of 63,000 people in northern Nueva Ecija province, pleaded Wednesday for boats to rescue many villagers from their swamped communities and bring them to evacuation centers. Sporadic rains continued to pound his town, about 75 miles (120 kilometers)
north of Manila. â€œWe only have four boats but there are so many people waiting to be rescued,â€? Austria told The Associated Press by cellphone. â€œMany people here are still on top of their houses. We donâ€™t have enough boats to reach them and hand them food.â€? Floods also damaged large tracts RIULFHÂżHOGVWKDWZHUHVRRQWREH ready for harvesting, he said. Ramos said army troops were on their way to help the Jaen villagers. Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim said huge waves as high as coconut trees breached a 65-foot (20-meter) -long seawall astride a popular promenade, allowing seawater from Manila Bay to rapidly engulf hotels, a hospital, EXVLQHVVRIÂżFHVDQGVHYHUDOEORFNV of residential areas in waist-deep Ă€RRGZDWHUV
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Indian rescue workers dig the rubble from the decades-old building that fell Tuesday night in the Old Delhi area of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
RI economy not much affected by European crisis Antara
JAKARTA - Indonesia`s economy is currently in stable condition and not too much affected by the impact of the ﬁnancial crisis in Europe, an analyst said. “The Indonesian economy is not very much affected because it is still supported by a large domestic market with the non-tradeable sector serving as the engineer,” economic analyst Telisa Felianty said in a presentation here Tuesday. Telisa said growth of labor productivity in Indonesia was in-
creasing, the demographic bonus was also helping the economy to remain safe. Besides the economy was also being supported by the limited exports of Indonesian goods to Europe so that the crisis there did not have a direct effect on Indonesia. “The share of Indonesian exports
in the Eurozone is only 10 percent because Europe is not a major destination for Indonesian exports. Indonesians should not be pessimistic because of the ﬁnancial crisis in Europe,” Telisa said. But she also said Indonesia`s exports could be inﬂuenced by the crisis if China as one of Indonesia`s major trading partners was directly affected by the European ﬁnancial crisis. However, Telisa estimated that the ﬁnancial markets could be directly affected by the crisis
because of the interaction mechanism based on the global markets could affect domestic transactions as a whole. “This could pose an immediate impact because the crisis can make investors to remove their foreign capital portfolio ownership in developing countries such as Indonesia,” she said. Telisa suggested that Indonesia maintained and enhance the momentum of economic growth, implementing regulatory and supervision, strengthen early warning
systems, improve discipline and increase the ﬁscal space to maintain the fundamental as well as ﬁnding export market opportunities. Inter-connectivity development acceleration is also required to connect Indonesian islands and reduce the high costs, maintain exports and protect domestic markets and also anticipate the immediate impact of increasingly rapid imports. “Therefore, the growth based on `endogenous growth` needs to be maintained and enhanced,” she said.
Infrastructures need more funds for economic expansion Antara
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Acehnese youth compete during a traditional horse race at Belang Bebangka, Aceh province, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.
RI hoping no country to accept illegally logged wood Antara
JAKARTA - Indonesia is hoping no country in the world will buy or sell wood or products made of wood obtained through illegal logging , a minister said. Forestry Minister Zulkiﬂi Hasan said here on Tuesday Indonesia was hoping other countries would support its efforts in ﬁghting illegal logging and protecting its rainforests by not allowing illegal wood to enter their territories. “The Indonesian government knows no compromise in dealing with illegal logging but for for fairness`s sake, advanced countries should also not buy or accept wood from illegal logging. It would really be ironical, if , while Indonesia is ﬁghting illegal logging, our foreign friends accept the products of illegal logging. Therefore, we are cooperating with CIFOR, donors and other related parties ro with regard to certiﬁcation of the legality
of traded wood ,” he said. Zulkiﬂi referred to the case of “Merbau” wood as an example which was only produced and existed in Indonesia and therefore it was not impossible that it comes from other countries. “It can be ascertained that Merbau wood always comes from us. So it is impossible for it to come from Malaysia, Singapore or China. So there must be no more Merbau wood stockpiled in the European market for example. We will ﬁght illegal logging but we also ask friendly countries not to accept `log and laundry`, “ he said. The minister also said that besides the certification program Indonesia has also taken a number of decisions including a moratorium on forest clearing and mapping of forests affected by the regulation. “The forestry minister has issued a map of regions which may not be disturbed, namely a moratorium. We have the map covering 27 mil-
lion hectares called primary forests and peat land,” he said. He said the forests are found in Kalimantan and Papua. The government, he said, has also launched a one-billion tree planting program since 2010 which has now been realized until 1.5 billion trees. In 2011 the target is one billion trees but it is expected to reach two billions, he said. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono here on Tuesday morning opened an international seminar on future Indonesian forests where he was also one of the key speakers. The President said this meeting was very important and provided an opportunity for Indonesia to meet the national target in the reduction of gas emissions in the next few years and in protecting its rainforests. “The theme of the meeting is correct and relevant. Forest problems are strongly linked with Indonesia`s interest in assuring the sustainability of its forests,” he said.
JAKARTA - Despite President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono`s efforts over the past two years to increase the state budget allocation for infrastructure development, many quarters have assssed the amounts so far to be too small for accelerating economic development. According to a World Bank economist, Indonesia has to increase its budget allocation if it wants to achieve the goals of its economic development as outlined in its master plan. World Bank trade economist Henry Sandee said recently that so far Indonesia had allocated only a small amount of funds for the development of its infrastructures. In the last ten years, the allocation for infrastructure was only about two to three percent, yet now there has been an improvement as it has been increased to 19.3 percent, he said. Actually, in the last two years, President Yudhoyono had always promised to focus on infrastructure in order to boost the country`s economic development. The budget for infrastructure in 2011 was raised from Rp108 trillion in 2010 to RP126 trillion in 2011. “We are going to focus the budget on development of good quality infrastructure facilities in our efforts to improve the pace of economic development,” President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said when he delivered the government`s ﬁnancial note and the 2011 draft State Budget (APBN) in August 2010. In the meantime, when he delivered the 2012 draft state budget last August, President Yudhoyono said the government had set Rp168.1 trillion in the 2012 Draft State Budget for the development of infrastructures, including energy, food resilience and communications infrastructure. He said that in the 2012 draft state budget the allocation for capi-
tal expenditure was set at Rp168.1 trillion, up Rp27.2 trillion or 19.3 percent from the 2011 revised state budget. According to the World Bank`s trade economist, there has been an increase, yet it is not enough for accelerating economic development. “There has been an improvement because capital expenditure for infrastructures has increased 19.3 percent, but if it is willing to achieve its MP3EI (Master Plan for Acceleration of Indonesia`s Development and Economic Expansion) target, it should increase further the allocation,” Henry Sandee said. The funds Indonesia allocates for infrastructure development, including those for 2012 which stand at Rp168.1 trillion, are still small, Henry said. The budget for infrastructure development in advanced countries like Germany usually accounts for seven to eight percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Henry Sandee. He said Indonesia`s fund allocations for the infrastructure sector in the last ten years only account for about two to three percent of its GDP. Indonesia`s total GDP IN 2010 was recorded at Rp6,422 trillion while its allocation for infrastructures was only Rp134.61 trillion or only about 2.09 percent of its GDP. One of the strategy to achieve the MP3I target, according to the WB, is to cut logistics funds which at present reached 20 percent of the total operational and production costs. The MP3I goals included an effort to include Indonesia among the world`s big ten economies with a gross domestic product of US4.5 trillion and a per capita income of US$15,000. Indonesia is currently included in the world`s big 17 economies with a per capita income of US$3,000. Besides small budget, the government is also slow in absorbing budget for the development of infrastructure.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Bali Today Population control to prevent rabies Antara
Denpasar The ead of Animal Department, utu Sumantra, stated that control or arrange the number of dogs in Bali is one of the methods to control the spread of rabies. f the dog population can be controlled then the vaccination effort can be more effective because it can reach most of the population, he added. Sumantra said that curUHQWO\ WKH SRSXODWLRQ RI GRJ LQ %DOL LV YHU\ KLJK 7KH department predicted that the current dog population in Bali is around 300.405 dogs. From WKRVHQXPEHUVWKHUHDUHVRPH that are not well taking care of DQGOLYHZLOGO\ â€œIf the population is not PDQDJHG SURSHUO\ WKHQ WKH QXPEHURIGRJVZLOOLQFUHDVH UDSLGO\ 7KLV ZLOO PDNH WKH YDFFLQDWLRQ YHU\ GLIÂżFXOW WR do,â€? Sumatra explained.
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Badung Government Tourism OfďŹ ce targets the number of tourist visits to various destinations in the region to reach 3 million in 2012. The number is higher than the target of tourist visit set in 2011 namely 2.7 million tourists.
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Balinese Culture Gulai Daun Singkong Tumbuk (Grilled Fish with Greens) Ingredients 1 2 Piece fresh ginger, sliced 1 sm Onion, sliced 1 Or 2 fresh, hot red -chilies, seeded, sliced 1 2 ts Salt 1 4 ts Sugar 1 4 ts Turmeric 2 c Coconut milk :KROHUHGVQDSSHURUVLPLODUÂżVKDERXW pound 1 sl Laos Galangal S.C. 2 Stalks lemon grass or two -slices lemon OE6SLQDFKRU6ZLVVFKDUGFRDUVHO\FKRSSHG Directions Process the ginger, onion, chili, salt, sugar, turmeric and 1 4 cup of the coocnut milk into a smooth paste. Set aside *ULOOÂżVKRYHUFKDUFRDORULQDJDVRUHOHFWULFEURLOHU for 2 minutes on each side. Put the remaining coconut milk and the spice paste LQDODUJHVNLOOHWDQGEULQJWRDERLORYHUPRGHUDWHKHDW Add the laos and lemon grass and simmer for 5 minutes, VWLUULQJIUHTXHQWO\$GGWKHÂżVKDQGJUHHQVFRRNIRU PLQXWHVEDVWLQJRFFDVLRQDOO\6HUYHZDUP
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Tenganan Village is one of the oldest Balinese Traditional located in Karangasem Regency, east part of Bali. This village is much referred by cultural literature science of Tenganan Pegringsingan, which is very famous in the island. It own very unique local community life pattern which is one example of Bali Aga Village cultures (Hindu Prehistoric) and different with other countryside in plain of Bali. Nowadays, this village has been appointed as a place for tourist destination which can present the attractive and unique matters which able to add the variation of object and fascination for tourist to come. Tenganan village is geographically situated among the hill in west and east part of this village. This village is located in Manggis sub district and Karangasem Regency or about 1 hour drive from Denpasar Town. It is a small village consisted of three Banjars (group of local community) those are Banjar
Kauh, Banjar Tengah and Banjar Pande. The regional of this village is consisted of three complexes those are resident, plantation and rice ďŹ eld complex. The history of Tenganan village is expressed in a few versions. The ďŹ rst version is mentioned that the resident of Tenganan village are come from Paneges Village, a village is located near with Bedahulu Village that is located Gianyar Regency. The second version is expressed that word of Tenganan recognized in one of Bali inscription that was written by the word of Tranganan. The third version is expressed that the Tenganan Village Resident prays to the Bukit Lempuyang Temple. The word of Tenganan is ascribed by a Tengah root word which can mean to aim to middle of Pegringsingan, the fasten cloth type weave that is typically produce by Tenganan village resident. The structure of resident in Tenganan village is built in linear consisted of six rays. Each of ray consisted of some lawn broadly, the building form where the local community use it to present the handicraft for tourists. All the tradition existences of the human being are harmoniously with the God, human and environment as according to Tri Hita Karana concept. The Tourism Destination of Tenganan remains to draw during the time, goodness as tourism cultural object, tourism nature and agriculture tourism. It is a very famous village throughout Bali where most of the local people knows where it is located. It is located in Karangasem Regency and close to Candidasa. You can ďŹ nd many travel agencies serve the tour to visit this village and you may join Karangasem Tour which you will discover places of interest in east part of Bali including this village.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
BUSINESS Merkel risks rebellion on euro rescue fund Reuters
%(5/,1$7+(16 *HUPDQ &KDQFHOORU$QJHOD 0HUNHO may fall short of a ma ority in her own coalition for a crucial reform of the euro zone rescue fund meant to stop a sovereign debt crisis spreading, in what would be a severe blow to her DXWKRULW\DWHVWYRWHVKRZHG Talk of proposals to leverage up the 440 billion euro ( 598.5 billion) EDLORXWIXQGWRPXOWLSO\(XURSHÂśVÂżQDQFLDOÂżUHSRZHUOLIWHGJOREDOVWRFNV on Tuesday but made it harder for Merkel to unite her fractious centerright coalition. The Bundestag (lower house) is sure to approve a widening of the scope of the European Financial Stability Facility to aid weak states and banks, agreed by European leaders in July, since the opposition Social 'HPRFUDWVDQG*UHHQVVD\WKH\ZLOO vote for the measure on Thursday. But a revolt by Euro skeptical backbenchers hostile to further bailouts in Merkelâ€™s conservatives and WKHLU OLEHUDO )UHH 'HPRFUDWLF FRDOLtion partners may leave her without a majority in her own camp. In an internal vote on Tuesday, 11 GHSXWLHV IURP 0HUNHOÂśV &'8&68 group voted against the motion and two abstained. Coalition sources said WKH\H[SHFWHGEHWZHHQDQG)'3 lawmakers to vote against and up to 6 to abstain. If more than 19 coalition lawmakers vote against or abstain, Merkel will be dependent on opposition votes in a political humiliation that could weaken her ability to push through future rescues. European shares surged by 4.3 percent in the biggest one-day percentage gain since May 2010 and safe-haven German bonds fell on reports that policymakers were preparing decisive action to tackle the debt crisis. The cost of insuring Italian, Spanish and French debt against default also fell on hopes of a bold solution, which appear to have little grounding in immediate political reality. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was forced to deny that any increase in the volume of the bailout fund is planned in a bid to calm irate center-right lawmakers. â€œWe do not intend to increase it,â€? Schaeuble told n-tv. That did not directly address the question of whether the EFSF fund could be leveraged to raise more money to prevent contagion spreading from Greece to Italy and Spain, the euro zoneâ€™s third and fourth economies. Leverage would make it possible to borrow more, probably from the (XURSHDQ&HQWUDO%DQNIRUÂżQDQFLDO
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Postal workers participate in a Save Amerciaâ€™s Postal Service rally September 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. The workers called on Congress to pass H.R. 1351, which would allow $6.9 billion in pension overpayments by postal workers to be used to pay this yearâ€™s pension obligations.
G20 ministers promise to help jobs, social justice ment,â€? he told reporters. Achieving consensus had A S - Labor ministers been difficult, Bertrand said, from the Group of 20 rich and given the different histories and developing nations vowed on traditions of individual countries Tuesday to make job creation a within the G20, such as China, priority despite strained public India, Russia and Turkey. But labor ministers agreed finances and to ensure workers enjoy fundamental rights over the two days to implement like health and unemployment the basic pillars of social protection: access to health, guaranteed EHQHÂżWV CoOrganizationâ€™s-day meet- revenue for the handicapped ing in Paris, G20 ministers DQG HOGHUO\ EHQHÂżWV RI GHSHQpromised to implement basic dent minors and income for social protection and respect the the unemployed and for poor International Labor Organiza- workers. In a report published on Montionâ€™s (ILO) fundamental standards, with the aim of building GD\WKH,/2DQG2(&'VDLGWKDW a balanced globalised economy G20 countries still needed to as the world struggles to emerge create 20 million jobs in order to return to pre-crisis unemployIURPÂżQDQFLDOFULVLV â€œThis is a strong message, to ment levels. With western economies now both our fellow citizens and to the markets,â€? French Labor Minister teetering on the edge of bankavier Bertrand said following ruptcy, raising the threat of a the meeting to discuss ways of QHZJOREDOGRZQWXUQWKLVÂżJXUH could rise to 40 million as of ÂżJKWLQJXQHPSOR\PHQW Âł7KHFRQWH[WLVGLIÂżFXOWDQG 2012 if governments do nothing we all need to bring our public to maintain a nascent recovery ÂżQDQFHVXQGHUFRQWUROEXWWKDW in the job market, the report is no reason to neglect employ- warned. Reuters
Among the hardest-hit, young workers now faced unemployment levels two or three times those of adults, and G20 ministers promised to create a taskforce to tackle youth unemployment over the long-term. â€œThis task force is a guarantee that employment will remain a priority for the G20 even after the end of Franceâ€™s presidency,â€? Bertrand said. G20 heads of state and government are due to gather on November 3 in the southern French resort of Cannes for a summit to mark the end of Franceâ€™s presidency. Top of the agenda will be a plan to get the world economy back to healthy growth, but Bertrand said employment and social protection will also be key priorities in order to speak to ordinary citizens worried by a perceived rise in inequality. â€œWhat we want is a globalization that can stand on two legs: economic growth and social justice, free trade and respect for workers rights,â€? he said.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
In new X-Men relaunch, a new headmaster debuts Associated Press Writer
PHILADELPHIA — In ﬁnding a new teacher to replace the X-Men’s venerated Professor X, writer Jason Aaron has found a not so suitable substitute that’s bound to have readers of Marvel Comics’ upcoming “Wolverine & the X-Men” series doing a double take.
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In this cover to the upcoming ﬁrst issue of “Wolverine & The X-Men” published by Marvel Comics, Wolverine is pictured, center, with fellow teachers and students of a new school where mutants learn not just literature and science, but how to be heroes and adventurers.
Or even a triple take, given that the new headmaster has three razor-sharp claws that “snikkt!” from both his hands at the mere hint of danger. Wolverine is heading up the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning that will not only educate young mutants, but hone their powers, too. He’s being helped by Kitty Pryde, Iceman and Beast, among others. “We’re getting to see Wolverine in a position we’ve never seen him in before,” Aaron said, noting that Wolverine has always been one more prone to violence and ﬁsticuffs ﬁrst than asking questions. “We’re certainly a little bit uncomfortable, but I think it still makes sense with the way things have been going in the X-universe.” And what’s been going on has not been pretty after Wolverine saw his tenuous partnership and shaky friendship
Roman Polanski arrives DW=XULFKۋOPIHVWLYDO Associated Press Writer
GENEVA — Roman Polanski returned to the Zurich Film Festival on Tuesday to accept the lifetime achievement award he was unable to pick up two years ago after being arrested for a decades-old sex-crime case. The Polish-French director of “Rosemary’s Baby” was detained on arrival at Zurich airport in 2009 on charges of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. He spent months in prison and later house arrest, but successfully avoided extradition to the United States after the Swiss government declined to deport him. Now able to travel unhindered to Switzerland, Polanski, 78, arrived at the festival hall on Tuesday to a standing ovation. He stood basking in the applause before taking his seat at a tribute ceremony. Po-
lanski then strode to the stage amid nearly a minute’s sustained clapping. “What I can say. Better late than never,” he said, as the audience brook into laughter. “It’s a very moving moment for me.” During the evening Polanski presented a documentary — “Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir” — detailing his side of the story. The ﬁlm began with shots of the Swiss prison Polanski was incarcerated at, as well as photos of his chalet in Gstaad in the Swiss Alps. The documentary uses footage of World War II and the Nazi invasion of Poland interspersed with ﬁlm from “The Pianist,” while Polanski recounts a wide variety of memories — such as seeing a woman shot in the back by a Nazi, being reunited with his father, running from a Nazi soldier shooting at him, and seeing the Warsaw wall being built. Polish born ﬁlm director Roman Polanski writes autographs as he arrives to pick up the award for his life work at the Film Festival in Zurich, Swzitzerland, Tuesday, Sept.27, 2011. AP Photo/Michael Probst
with longtime X-Men leader Cyclops shattered in the recent ﬁve-issue “XMen: Schism” that Aaron wrote. The two have had bad blood between them for decades. The fact that they both loved Jean Grey, the original Marvel Girl who went onto become the omnipotent Phoenix, only added to that simmering resentment and mistrust which boiled over this summer. The rift created in that story was so profound that Marvel halted “The Uncanny X-Men” with issue 544, opting to replace it with “Wolverine & The XMen” next month along with “Uncanny X-Men” in November. Nick Lowe, who edited the previous series and Marvel’s current X-Men titles, said the logic of dividing the teams will become apparent as both series get under way. “Wolverine certainly has unortho-
dox ideas,” said Lowe. “The name of the school, for one. He’s the one who named it and I can’t imagine Cyclops will be happy when he learns.” And Wolverine? Well let’s just say that while Charles Xavier makes an appearance in the ﬁrst issue, his calm demeanor is not the foundation for how Wolverine will operate. “I hadn’t planned on Professor X showing up,” Aaron said. “But once I started working on the issue, I felt that he had to show up. I had to have a passing of the torch.” That’s evident in the look of the ﬁrst few pages, which pays homage to the ﬁrst issue of “The X-Men” that came out in 1963, but Xavier’s school is history and Wolverine’s school is more advanced, populated by a cast of familiar and new mutants. “It’s very much a book about this school and Wolverine trying to build something new from the ashes of the old school,” Aaron said, adding that Professor X won’t be a recurring guest star. “Wolverine is leading the show. Not Wolverine with Professor X looking over his shoulder.”
Timberlake to be honored for environmental efforts Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK — Justin Timberlake has been lauded for his work in music, TV and film. Now he’s about to get an accolade for trying to better the environment. The Environmental Media Association says Timberlake will receive its Futures Award, which represents future environmental leaders in entertainment. The group cited Timberlake’s attempts to reduce his carbon footprint during his tours, his advocacy for environmental issues and his eco-friendly golf course outside of Memphis, Tenn. EMA President Debbie Levin called Timberlake “a great example of how you can lend your voice for positive change.” Others who have received the award include Edward Norton, Rosario Dawson and Maroon 5. The Environmental Media Awards will be held Oct. 15 in Burbank, Calif.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
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The seven-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite in an undated illustration courtesy of NASA.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Debris from a defunct six-ton NASA science satellite that crashed to Earth on Saturday fell harmlessly in a remote area of the South PaciďŹ c Ocean, NASA said on Tuesday. Experts estimated that as much as 1,100 pounds (495 kg) of debris survived the bus-sized satelliteâ€™s ďŹ ery plunge through the atmosphere, which started at midnight EDT on Saturday (0400 GMT on Sunday). The Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California determined that the U.S. space agencyâ€™s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) entered the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean at 14.1 degrees south latitude and 170.2 west longitude, NASA said in a statement. That location is in PaciďŹ c in the rough vicinity of Samoa. The debris
was then scattered between 300 miles and 800 miles from the re-entry point, NASA said. â€œThis location is over a broad, remote ocean area in the Southern Hemisphere, far from any major land mass,â€? NASA said, adding that the agency â€œis not aware of any possible debris sightings from this geographic area.â€? Measuring 35 feet long and 15 feet in diameter (10.6 km long and
4.6 km in diameter), UARS was among the largest spacecraft to plummet uncontrollably through the atmosphere. NASA now plans for the controlled re-entry of large spacecraft, but it did not when UARS was designed. The 13,000-pound (5,897 kg) satellite was placed into orbit by a space shuttle crew in 1991 to study ozone and other chemicals in Earthâ€™s atmosphere. It completed its mission in 2005 and had been slowly losing altitude ever since, pulled by the planetâ€™s gravity. UARS was one of about 20,000 pieces of space debris in orbit around Earth. Something the size of UARS falls back into the atmosphere about once a year.
Fatherhood may be a kick in the old testosterone, but it may also help keep a man alive. New research suggests that dads are a little less likely to die of heart-related problems than childless men are. The study â€” by the AARP, the government and several universities â€” is the largest ever on male fertility and mortality, involving nearly 138,000 men. Although a study like this canâ€™t prove that fatherhood and mortality are related, there are plenty of reasons to think they might be, several heart disease experts said. Marriage, having lots of friends and even having a dog can lower the chance of heart problems and cardiac-related deaths, previous research suggests. Similarly, kids might help take care of you or give you a reason to take better care of yourself. Also, it takes reasonably good genes to father a child. An inability to do so might mean a genetic weakness that can spell heart trouble down the road. â€œThere is emerging evidence that male infertility is a window into a manâ€™s later health,â€? said Dr. Michael
Eisenberg, a Stanford University urologist and fertility specialist who led the study. â€œMaybe itâ€™s telling us that something else is involved in their inability to have kids.â€? The study was published online Monday by the journal Human Reproduction. Last week, a study by other researchers of 600 men in the Philippines found that testosterone, the main male hormone, drops after a man becomes a dad. Men who started out with higher levels of it were more likely to become fathers, suggesting that low levels might reďŹ‚ect an underlying health issue that prevents reproduction, Eisenberg said. In general, higher levels of testosterone are better, but too much or too little can cause HDL, or â€œgood cholesterol,â€? to fall â€” a key heart disease risk factor, said Dr. Robert Eckel, past president of the American Heart Association and professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver. â€œThis is a hot topic,â€? Eckel said. â€œI like this study because I have ďŹ ve children,â€? he joked, but he said many factors such as job stress affect heart risks and the decision to have children.
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FILE - In this April 3, 2011 ďŹ le photo, a father and son head for their ďŹ shing hole at Muddy Run Recreation Park in southern Lancaster County, Pa.
=\QJDÂˇV&LW\9LOOHVSUHDGVWR*RRJOH Zynga on Monday added its most popular title -- CityVille -- to games that can be played at the Google+ social network recently launched in a challenge to Facebook. â€œItâ€™s no secret weâ€™re big fans of Google+ here at Zynga,â€? the San Francisco-based startup said in a blog post. â€œLast month we announced that we partnered with Google to bring Zynga Poker to Google+, and today weâ€™re excited to add CityVille+ to the new game platform,â€? the message continued. In August, Google+ opened a gaming zone at the fastgrowing social network vying with Facebook to be the hub for peopleâ€™s online lives. Along with global game sensation
Angry Birds, the initial array of offerings available at Google+ included Bejeweled Blitz, Zynga Poker, and Dragon Age Legends. Google is reported to be among the investors in Zynga, which has ďŹ led paperwork with US securities regulators for an initial public offering aiming to raise about $1 billion from the markets. Zynga in July made its debut in Mainland China with a localized â€œZynga Cityâ€? title launched in an alliance with leading Chinese Internet service Tencent. The free online game is a Chinese version of â€œCityVille,â€? which was playable in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and English when it was released in December.
In the game, players build dream cities complete with businesses, homes, park and landmarks and then invite friends to take up virtual residence in the form of animated characters that run shops, enforce laws, and more. CityVille has slightly more than 72 million monthly active users, according to ďŹ gures available online on Monday from market tracker AppData. Four-year-old Zynga rose to stardom with the popularity of its free-to-play games at social networking titan Facebook. â€œUltimately, we want to make our games accessible to everyone, everywhere -- no matter where they play or what platform they play on,â€? Zynga said.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Coach Garde salutes players after Lyon win Reuters
LYON, France - Bafetimbi Gomis and Bakary Kone led the way as Olympique Lyon swept past Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 in a one-sided encounter to stay second in Champions League Group D on Tuesday. Ligue 1 leaders Lyon, playing in Europeâ€™s elite club competition for the 12th consecutive time, were simply too good for Dinamo and goals from Gomis and Kone made sure they remained two points behind group leaders Real Madrid. â€œWe had pretty much done what was needed at halftime. Hats off to the players, I am proud of them,â€? coach Remi Garde told the French TV channel TF1. â€œIt is going according to plan. Zagreb could not play their game because we defended very well and since we were strong offensively it was all good.â€? Lyon, who did not bring in any major signings during the close season, have been relying on youngsters and the policy is paying off. Kone, who joined from Ligue 2 side Guingamp, has been impressive in central defence this season. The 20-year-old Clement Grenier, groomed at Lyonâ€™s youth acadHP\KDVDOVREHHQLQVSDUNOLQJIRUPLQPLGÂżHOGVKRZLQJKHKDVZKDWLW takes to make up for Bosnian Miralem Pjanicâ€™s move to AS Roma. PACKED STADIUM
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Manchester Unitedâ€™s Ashley Young, left, celebrates after scoring a goal against FC Basel during their Champions League group C soccer match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Tuesday Sept. 27, 2011.
Lyon made a good start at a packed Gerland stadium and Gomis skied a third-minute effort over the bar in front of a gaping net. Maxime Gonalons also missed a clear chance in front of goal but Lyonâ€™s domination was eventually rewarded. In the 23rd minute Gomis, who missed a string of opportunities in the game, delicately chipped the ball over keeper Ivan Kelava to put the hosts ahead. It was Gomisâ€™s seventh goal from 10 games in all competitions this season and the former St Etienne striker looks likely to be recalled by France coach Laurent Blanc on Thursday for two important Euro TXDOLÂżHUV The unmarked Kone added a second goal before Grenier almost notched a third on the stroke of halftime, Kelava diving at his feet to GHQ\WKH)UHQFKPLGÂżHOGHU Lyon keeper Hugo Lloris pulled off a superb save in the 71st minute, diving to his right to palm away a Tonel header for Dinamo.
Man United salvages draw; Tevez refuses to play Agence France Presse
There was turmoil for both Manchester clubs in the Champions League on Tuesday night, with United wasting a two-goal lead in a 3-3 draw with Basel and Carlos Tevez refusing to play for City in its 2-0 defeat at Bayern Munich. Ahead 2-0 after Danny Welbeck scored twice in a twoPLQXWH VSDQ LQ WKH ÂżUVW KDOI DW Old Trafford, United allowed goals by Fabian Frei in the 58th minute and Alexander Frei in the 60th, and then a penalty kick by Alexander Frei in the 76th after Antonio Valencia fouled Marco Streller. United salvaged its second straight tie in Group C when Ashley Young scored on a header in the 90th minute. In Munich, Mario Gomez scored in the 38th and 45th minutes, both times knocking in rebounds after saves from goalkeeper Joe Hart. City manager Roberto Mancini
wanted to bring in Tevez as a substitute in the second half, but the Argentine forward â€” who asked to leave last summer â€” refused to enter. â€œIf I have my way he will be out of the club,â€? Mancini said. â€œI decide this, not Carlos. If one player has a lot of (to) money play for Manchester City in the Champions League and he has this behavior, for me he canâ€™t play never.â€? Asked about Manciniâ€™s threat not to play him again, Tevez told Sky Sports through a translator: â€œThatâ€™s a decision for him to make. ... Iâ€™ve been a professional during all my time here. Last
season I was the best scorer. I have said I wanted to leave for family reasons, but I keep trying to do my best.â€? Real Madrid defeated visiting Ajax 3-0 on goals by Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Karim Benzema in a Group D meeting of teams with 13 European Cup titles. Inter Milan earned its first points in Group B after Mauro Zarate scored a tiebreaking goal for a 3-2 win at CSKA Moscow. In other games it was Napoli 2, Villarreal 0; Trabzonspor 1, Lille 1; Otelul Galati (Romania) %HQÂżFD DQG /\RQ 'Lnamo Zagreb 0.
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Lyonâ€™s French coach Remi Garde, reacts during their Champions League Group D soccer match against Dinamo Zagreb, at the Gerland Stadium, in Lyon, central France,Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
LeBron, Wade set to headline Oct. 8 game in Miami Associated Press Writer
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Team Melo’s LeBron James scores against Team Philly in the ﬁrst half of the “Battle of I-95” basketball game Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in Philadelphia.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Hamilton says Button has been better Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren team-mate Jenson Button has done a better job than him during this year’s world championship. Hamilton has endured a season full of ups and downs, having won two races but also having been involved in several accidents that have ruled him out of the championship ﬁght. Button, in his second season with McLaren, has also won two races but is 17 points ahead and remains the only other driver than Sebastian Vettel with a mathematical chance of winning the title. Hamilton praised Button’s job this season as “incredible”, and conceded he has done a better job this year. “I think for me now it’s just to ﬁnd my ground and improve on the results that we’ve had in the last four races,” Hamilton was quoted as saying by Reuters in Bangalore on Tuesday. “Jenson’s done an incredible job...I feel he’s done a better job all season, really. So even if I did a better job in the next ﬁve races it doesn’t mean a lot to me. I mean, it’s through a whole year,” added the Briton. The McLaren driver also said he has already moved on from his on- and off-track clashes with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa at the Singapore Grand Prix last weekend. “I was able to just ignore it and move on,” he said.
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Drivers, from right, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel of Germany, McLaren’s Jenson Button of Britain and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton of Britain, walk toward an interview room after a practice session for Sunday’s Singapore Formula One Grand Prix Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.
Rossi hopes for improvement at Motegi VALENTINO Rossi admits Ducati’s past form at Motegi is a source of encouragement heading into the weekend, but says the team will split their focus between immediate improvements and long-term gains. Rossi, who only conﬁrmed he would ride in Japan at Aragon, struggled on the new part-aluminium GP11.1 last time out in Spain, equalling his worst ﬁnish of the year in tenth. Though the result owed much to tyre wear issues, Rossi was downbeat after the race and says the team will simply have to see if it can improve at Motegi, a circuit Ducati has previously won at four times. “The Ducati won last year and has also gone well there in the past, so we’ll see if we can do any better than we have at the recent races,” Rossi said. “It’s true that we’re having to work very hard, but we always approach every Grand Prix with the goal of doing better. “We’ll try hard this Sunday as well, working on the track with what we have available at this time, while also simultaneously focusing on the future.” Nicky Hayden also said the team were suffering a disparity between immediate and long-term gains, as he played down his own hopes ahead of the Japanese grand prix.
“Motegi has probably been my worst track since I’ve been with Ducati, as I’ve struggled to get turned in those hairpin corners and get out strong,” he explained. “I’m not expecting an easy weekend, but Ducati is really working hard to give
us options and to ﬁnd the best direction for the future. “It’s great to see them putting in so much effort, and although we’re not seeing immediate results, we’re learning a lot and getting a bunch of data that’s going to be a big help in the long term.”
Ducati MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy takes a curve during the second free practice of the Aragon Grand Prix at Motorland race track in Alcaniz, near Zaragoza, September 17, 2011.