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Marilyn Monroe to join Madame Tussauds collection Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Marilyn Monroe will be remembered in wax at the Madame Tussauds museum in Washington. The museum is unveiling its newest wax figure Wednesday. It will be displayed initially at Washington’s O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street. An exhibit about the late Hollywood star will also include a pin-up calendar and photographs, as well as a shampoo advertisement and lunchbox featuring Monroe. Monroe died 51 years ago but remains a pop culture phenomenon. She was well known for films that included

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“Some Light it Hot,” ‘’Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “How to Marry a Millionaire.” But for younger generations, Monroe remains an icon of style.

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A set of X-rays of Marilyn Monroe is seen in this handout photo provided by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California October 7, 2013. A physician’s notes on Marilyn Monroe that indicate that the Hollywood sex symbol had undergone cosmetic surgery will be up for sale next month along with a set of her X-rays, an auction house said on October 8, 2013.

Taiwan pop star alleges fecal matter thrown at car Associated Press Writer

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DENPASAR - Hindu leaders on holiday island of Bali Tuesday lashed out at a government plan to attract more tourists to their most sacred temple as “degrading” to Hinduism. The row highlighted concerns that Bali’s booming tourism industry is a double-edged sword, as it threatens to erode the Hindu culture which is part of the attraction for the millions who visit the

The 26-year-old singer told reporters Tuesday that two motorcyclists approached his van asking for autographs before the attack. He said his driver was hit and suffered bruises while pursuing the motorcyclists, but Hsaio himself was unharmed. Hsiao said he was outraged by Monday’s incident and called on the authorities to find the culprits, saying “I demand an answer.” He said the attackers asked if it was his car, so he believes they were looking for him, but he said he had no known enemies and did not know who would want to harm him. “I hope whoever hired these two men gets the harshest punishment,” Hsiao said. “I hope whoever was paid to do this... I want them to know, they will regret it.” Police are investigating but have taken no one into custody. Known for his explosive high notes, Hsiao rose to Mandarin pop prominence after appearing on the “Super Star Boulevard” talent show in 2007.

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Hindus angered by sacred temple tourism plan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese pop star Jam Hsiao said he’s outraged by an alleged attack in which two autograph-seekers threw a bucket of fecal matter into his van.

FILE - In this July 6, 2013 file photo, Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao gestures upon arrival for the 24th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan.

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tropical island. The Indonesian Hindu Association’s concerns centred on a government decision to include the Besakih temple and the volcano upon which it sits on an official list of sites to be developed for tourism. “These sites are the centre of the universe for us Balinese Hindus, and we are worried that by making it an official tourist destination, our spiritual lives will be disrupted,” association head Ngurah Sudiana

told AFP. “We are concerned that our spirituality will be degraded and exploited if these sites are just seen as commercial.” While the sites in eastern Bali already receive considerable numbers of visitors, they are far less crowded than the major tourist areas in the south. Sudiana said he was worried the government plan would change this. “We are worried big buildings for accommodation and entertainment will be erected,” he said. The temple and volcano, in eastern Bali, were included in the list of 88 places across Indonesia to be developed for tourism over a 15-year period.

Besakih, known as the “mother temple” by Balinese Hindus, is a huge, stone complex which sits 1,000 metres (3,000 feet) up the side of Mount Agung, a volcano that has great spiritual significance for Bali’s Hindus. The tourism ministry plans to improve tourism links and accommodation at the selected destinations to boost an industry that is often criticised as underdeveloped compared with neighbours like Thailand and Malaysia. The list was first drawn up in 2011 but Hindu leaders have spoken out amid growing unease on Bali about the pace of development. The tourism ministry defended

the plan, however, and said it planned to hold consultations with Bali’s religious leaders to address their concerns. “We are trying to conserve strategic tourism destinations, not cause any disruption to them. It will certainly bring benefits to the communities,” ministry spokesman Noviendi Makalam said. “There will be no major developments there without consultations with the community first.” As a Hindu-majority island, Bali is an anomaly in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation of around 250 million people and is known for its hedonistic party scene and comparatively relaxed social attitudes.

Hindu leaders on holiday island of Bali Tuesday lashed out at a government plan to attract more tourists to their most sacred temple as “degrading” to Hinduism.


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Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Median garden at Renon roundabout refurbished

The plastic garbage is pilling up in one corner of Denpasar.

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Waste, a time bomb for Bali PRETTY much waste production in Denpasar becomes a problem of its own in managing the city look. Moreover, the waste management has not been going on well. Even, the pattern of waste management is just moving the problem. It increasingly prolongs the chaotic problem handling in the city with cultural vision. Not to mention, many garbage trucks are out of order. to reduce the waste brought to landfill. “It is called the community-based waste management that can handle it from the upstream to downstream,” he explained. Meanwhile, the fund allocated to Sanitation and Landscaping Agency in the amended regional budget 2013 reached over IDR 22 billion. Large amount of budget allocation disbursed to the Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency in 2013 drew the attention of the ranks of the Budget Committee in the Denpasar House. Aside from realizing a number of targets pursuant to the Middle Term Development Plan (RPJMD), the fund allocation was also to complete the facilities and infrastructures required by the agency in performing its duties while maintaining the urban

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Secretary of the Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), Dewa Sayoga, recently said the waste handling needed to be done by involving the cooperation and coordination with all community components. It should be carried from the upstream to downstream, so it could be useful to society, healthy for people and safe for the environment. “In other words, the waste handling should be done in a good system because many obstacles found in the waste handling,” he said. Dewa Sayoga said the waste production in Denpasar reached 2,700 cubic meters or 800 tons each day. Of that amount, about 30 percent was non-organic waste. On that account, he considered it positive the emergence of waste banks in Denpasar

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sanitation. “With this funding, we hope the agency can realize the urban sanitation by winning the Adipura trophy this year,” said Deputy Chairman of the Denpasar House, I Wayan Mariyana Wandhira. Meanwhile, the Head of Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, I Ketut Wisada, explained that of over IDR 22 billion of budget allocated would be taken advantage seriously to complete the facilities and infrastructures, especially for the garbage truck in order to reach the ideal amount, namely 96 trucks. On that account, the transport of waste on hundreds of road sections could be served well. “At the moment, we do the waste transportation at night and early morning before 06:00 a.m.,” said Wisada. (ara)

A number of road median garden at strategic locations in Denpasar started to get refurbishment. One of them is the median garden at Renon roundabout. The arrangement was made to the elevation of the traffic island concrete edge. Not only that, the type of plants will also be rejuvenated. The Head of Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), I Ketut Wisada, when met in Denpasar Mayor’s office, Tuesday (Oct 29), said that some improvements would be made to the median garden. Ketut Wisada said the project cultivation would be completed by the end of this year because the work was only the elevation to the traffic island concrete edge. Meanwhile, the plant arrangement and rejuvenation did not take a long time. “At the end of this year, it will have been completed because the type of work is not too large,” said Wisada. He mentioned the median garden at Renon roundabout would also be equipped with a fountain. All this time, it was only equipped with a waterfall that could be operated any time. To beautify the hero statue above it, his party would also equip with a fountain underneath. “The concept is similar to the one applied at the Catur Muka Statue,” he said. Previously, the median garden arrangement on Jalan Raya Puputan Renon had been done. Other than added with fencing, the existing plants were also rejuvenated. He said it was carried out to give a more beautiful impression. Otherwise, it would give monotonous impression. “The type of plant in the median garden may not be left too long. So, it must always get innovation,” said Wisada. As reported previously, for the year 2013, the Sanitation and Landscaping Agency had 15 activity programs with a total budget of IDR 97,228,225,188. Of the 15 activity programs, most budgets were focused on the improvement of operation and maintenance of infrastructure and waste facility amounting to IDR 25,303,878,300. “They are all intended for the operation of sanitation needs,” said Wisada. For the provision of waste management infrastructure was budgeted at IDR 18,545,675,000. “They are mostly allocated for provision of equipment such as chain saw, container and mowers,” said the former Assistant II of the Regional Secretariat of Denpasar Municipality. (kmb12)

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While in Nusa Lembongan, visit the interesting Lembongan village seaweed farms, Jungut Batu Beach or Sandy Bay for sunset, discover the Mangrove Forest, Underground House, Devil’s Tears, Panorama Point to capture the beauty of whole Nusa Lembongan and Jumping

Point in Nusa Ceningan – right next to Nusa Lembongan. May until October (dry season) is the best time of year for surfing and an excellent chance for the divers to see Sunfish (mola-mola). Green Season (December to February) is a great time to enjoy the island without

Calendar Event for October 4 through 28 , 2013 4 Oct Tilem Sasih Ketiga Odalan Ida Ratu Geng Penataran Agung Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Raja Puraus di Merajan Seloding Besakih Pura Ulun Kulkuk Besakih 6 Oct Saniscara Pon Julungwangi Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Kayuputih Buleleng 8 Oct Anggarkasih Julungwangi Pura Tirtaharum Tegalwangi Bangli Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangguntiti Jakatebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Sangsit Buleleng Pura Dalem Waturenggong Taro Tegalalang Pura Ibu (Pura Kaja) Wanasari Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Tulikup Pura manik Bingin Sidemen 9 Oct Buda Umanis Julungwangi Pura Penetaran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Banjar Pande Bangli Pura Puncaksari Pdi Sangeh Abiansemal Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Sanak Sapta Resi Sidan Gianyar Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Jakatebel Merajan Pasek Prateka Batusesa Merajan Jeroan Dauh Cemenggon Cemenggon Pura Puseh Penegil Darma Kubutambahan Singaraja. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar Pura Dalem Maya Blahbatuh Gianyar Linggih Bhatara Kayu Selem Besakih

The workers are finishing the project in Renon area, Denpasar

two 2-Bedroom Private Pool Villas and eighteen 1-Bedroom Private Pool Villas all designed with natural materials in a modern Balinese style. Lembongan Beach Club Restaurant overlooks the ocean and Shipwrecks surfing break, offering local and international cuisine. Situated on the beach front, one can relax in our infinity pool whilst enjoying the golden sunset and a signature cocktail. Tjendana Spa, Nusa Lembongan, is nestled within the resort, offering a wide variety of treatments to pamper your body, mind and soul. Using locally sourced and 100% organic materials from land and sea, our treatments are in tune with the world around you for a truly symbiotic and harmonized experience.

17 Oct Wraspati Wage Sungsang Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Tampuagan Tembuku Bangli Odalan Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Petemon Merajan Pasek Gelgel Melinggih Odalan Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Dewa Besakih 19 Oct Purnama Sasih Kapat Bathara Tiga Sakti Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Meru Cakra Lombok Pura Lempuyang Madya Karangasem Pura Penerejon Kintamani Pura Pulaki Buleleng Pura Tirta Empul Tampak Siring Pura Puseh, Pura Desa, Pura Penataran, Pura

Luhuring Akasa, Bhatara Hyang Basukih Desa Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Tirta Negari Singapadu Pura Puseh, Desa, Penataran Tangsub Sukawati Pura Penataran Agung Tegallalang Pura Desa Denjalan, Tegaltamu, Tegehe, Batu Yang lan Batuaji Batubulan Pura Puseh Singakerta Ubud Pura Nataran Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Bakuang Ceningan Nusa Penida Pura Pasek Getas Kawan Kedewataan Ubud Pura Agung Dukuh Sakti Pangku Subami Braban Pura Pasek Gelgel Carik Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Klanting Dukuh Krambitan Pura Pasek Bendesa Mas Gadungan Selemadeg Pura Agung Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Selemadeg Pura Penataran Pasek Kayu Putih Bandem Karangasem Pura Puseh Werdi Agung Bolang Mangondow Sulut Pura Dukuh Segening Wangsiang Karangasem Pura Dalem Khayangan Arya Gajahpara Sukaluwih Tejakula Buleleng Pura Pasraman Suci Renon Denpasar Pura Penataran Agung Kertabumi Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Jakarta Pura Luhur Waisnawa Asah Badung Sepang Buleleng Pura Ulun Danu Batur Songan Kintamani Pura Agung Bhuwana Skyline Jayapura Papua Pura Dalem Bengkel Banjar Benoh Ubung Denpasar Merajan Suci Geriya Penataran Banjar Gemeh Denpasar Pura Pejengaji Tegalalang Pura Panti PasekGelgel Desa Meliling Kerambitan Pura Pejenengan Dukuh Ogan Desa Sangkan Gunung Rendang Karangasem Pura Dadia Dukuh Segening Desa Swastika Buana Saputih Banyak Lampung Tengah Pura Dukuh Sakti Belatung Kukuh Kerambitan Pura Gumang (Bukit Juru) Desa Bugbug Karangasem Pura Kawitan Arya Samping Banjar Langon Kapal Pura Pejenengan Pule Sari Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem Pura Segara Penimbangan Banjar Galiran Desa Bakti Seraga Buleleng Pura Puseh Yeh Ulakan Desa Suana Nusa Penida Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani

Pura Pasek Tangkas Kori Agung Kukuh kerambitan Pura Penataran Ubud Pura Luhur Giri Kusuma Dauh Peken Blahbatuh Pemerajan Agung Jambe Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman Sari Busungbiu Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Giri Jagat Nata Ketewel Sukawati Pura Dang Khayangan Penataran Agung BaturningMambal Abiansemal 22 Oct Penampahan Galungan 23 Oct Hari Raya Galungan Pura Wakika Kupang, NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang, NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung I Jakarta Timur Pura Mustika Dharma Kompleks Kopassus Cijantung Jakarta Timur. 24 Oct Wraspati Umanis Dungulan Pura Watukaru Tabanan Pura Lempuyang Luhur Karangasem Pura Kentel Gumi Klungkung Pura Pasek Gaduh Umadesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Penebel Tabanan Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Tiyingan Merajan Pasek Gaduh Umadesa. 25 Oct Sukra Paing Dungulan Pura Ulun Suwi Jimbaran, Badung Pura Luhur Cemenggon, Sukawati Pura Pasek Ubung Denpasar 26 Oct Saniscara Pon Dungulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung 27 Oct Redite Paing Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekar Mukti Batubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi Badung 28 Oct Soma Kliwon Kuningan Pura Desa Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah Selemadeg Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuan Busungbiu Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan

the crowds. Nusa Lembongan is renown for a lower rainfall when compared to Bali. Festive Season is and excellent time to enjoy with loved ones, friends or family, and by the beginning of the year, Nusa Lembongan, has cooler, more comfortable temperatures.

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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UN confirms 10 polio cases in northeast Syria Associated Press Writer

GENEVA — The U.N.’s health agency said Tuesday it has confirmed 10 polio cases in northeast Syria, the first confirmed outbreak of the diseases in the country in 14 years, with a risk of spreading across the region. Officials are awaiting lab results on another 12 cases showing polio symptoms, said World Health Organization spokesman Oliver Rosenbauer. Rosenbauer said the confirmed cases are among babies and toddlers, all under 2, who were “under-immunized.” The polio virus, a highly contagious disease, usually infects children in unsanitary conditions through the consumption of food or liquid contaminated with feces. It attacks the nerves and can kill or paralyze, and can spread widely and unnoticed before it starts crippling children. “This is a communicable disease — with population movements it can travel to other areas,” said Rosenbauer. “So the risk is high of spread across the region.” Syria had launched a vaccination campaign around the country days af-

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — A hospital that was once the last stop for thousands of people sickened by tuberculosis is now a popular haunt among ghost hunters and paranormal enthusiasts who say some of the former patients still lurk behind creaky doors and in lonely patient rooms. The public can tour the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, including the underground tunnel where the dead

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 photo, volunteer Horace Reid, 58, waits outside an X-ray van, parked outside a homeless shelter, in London. In 2009, Reid got tested on the van after he and several friends ran to catch a bus.

Information Center at Ngurah Rai Airport needs arranging

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DENPASAR - The presence of information center at Ngurah Rai Airport needs to be arranged because at the moment the tourism players just place leaflets so it gives a messy impression. Meanwhile, there is not officer in charge of giving oral information to visitors.

ter the Geneva-based WHO said it had received reports of children showing symptoms of polio in Syria’s Deir elZour province, but the campaign faces difficulty with lack of access in many parts of the war-torn country. Nearly all Syrian children were vaccinated against the disease before the civil war began more than 2 ½ years ago. Polio was last reported in Syria in 1999. The Syrian conflict, which began as a largely peaceful uprising against President Bashar Assad in March 2011, has triggered a humanitarian crisis on a massive scale, killing more than 100,000 people, driving nearly 7 million more from their homes and devastating cities and towns. U.N. officials have warned of the spread of disease in Syria because of lack of access to basic hygiene and vaccinations.

were once hauled away, their bodies often rejected by relatives terrified of contracting the disease. “When you have that kind of death, you can’t help but to think there might be a spirit lingering around that just isn’t happy,” said Charlie Mattingly, who owns the building. Waverly Hills is listed alongside other vacant institutional buildings — like the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia and West Virginia’s Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum — that have become

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Former TB hospital now attracts ghost hunters Associated Press Writer

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a popular destination for ghost hunters, thanks to a chilling real-life history. The site also has been featured on several ghost and Halloween-themed television shows. “It’s almost an everyday occurrence here when we have the overnighters come in, they all claim they see apparitions, ghosts, shadow movements, things like that,” Mattingly said. Mattingly, whose father worked at Waverly Hills, said he has records showing thousands died at the hospital before it was closed as a TB facility in 1961 after the development of antibiotics that could treat the disease. The hospital was one of many built in the early part of the 20th century for patients of tuberculosis, who were highly contagious and needed to be isolated from the general public. Mattingly and others who now operate tours at the site said Waverly Hills has a few popular ghost legends that generate the most inquiries from visitors. They include the stories of a nurse who committed suicide on one of the upper floors; an angry, unwelcoming older male; and the spirit of a small child nicknamed Timmy, who plays with balls that are placed around the hospital. Mike Flickner, a guide and paranormal investigator at Waverly Hills, said he has been convinced for years the place is filled with spirits of the dead. “I’ve locked doors before and watched them unlock themselves and open up. I’ve seen a tub of concrete slide by itself,” Flickner said.

Some troops turn to liposuction to pass fat test Associated Press Writer

SAN DIEGO — Troops often call plastic surgeon Adam Tattelbaum in a panic. They need liposuction — fast. Some military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from their waists in a desperate attempt to pass the Pentagon’s body fat test, which relies on measurements of the neck and waist and can determine their future prospects in the military. “They come in panicked about being kicked out or getting a demerit that will hurt their chances at a promotion,” the Rockville, Maryland, surgeon said. Service members complain that the Defense Department’s method of estimating body fat weeds out not just flabby physiques but bulkier, muscular builds. Fitness experts agree and have joined the calls for the military’s fitness standards to be revamped. They say the Pentagon’s weight tables are outdated and do not reflect that Americans are now bigger, though not necessarily less healthy. Defense officials say the test ensures troops are ready for the rigors of combat. The military does not condone surgically altering one’s body to pass the test, but liposuction is not banned. The Pentagon insists that only a small fraction of service members who exceed body fat limits perform well on fitness tests. “We want everybody to succeed,” said Bill Moore, director of the Navy’s Physical Readiness Program. “This isn’t an organization that trains them and says, ‘Hey, get the heck out.’” The Defense Department’s “tape test” uses neck and waist measurements rather than the body mass index, a system based on an individual’s height and weight that is widely used in the civilian world.

It was revealed by Executive Director of the Bali Hotel Association (BHA), Djinaldi Gosana. Information Center at the airport would be a source of information that could explain about the needs of travelers when arriving in Bali such as about the fee of porter, taxi charges and other information. “Now, the tourism perpetrators only place brochures so it gives messy impression. Actually, the existence of tourist information center can help travelers who need information about tourism at the airport,” he said. He hoped the airport authority could facilitate the provision of tourist information center for Bali tourism stakeholders. Meanwhile, the tourism industry was responsible for providing human resources and information needed by tourists. “We are ready to supply the human resources having the task to provide information to tourists at Ngurah Rai Airport,” he said. According to him, the provision of information center at the airport for the benefit of tourists should be coordinated with the airport authorities. “Rather than preparing brochures on tour packages looking messy, it will be better to provide human resources in the information center,” he said. He was optimistic that information center would provide the first impression for tourists on the service of Bali tourism. Those who were just arriving at Ngurah Rai Airport needed to get a lot of information about tourism facilities through the information center. Secretary of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) of Denpasar, AA Ngurah Adhi Ardhana, also said earlier that county and municipal government could take advantage of Ngurah Rai Airport as a medium to do promotion.

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People passed the information flight at Ngurah Rai International Airport. The presence of information center at Ngurah Rai Airport needs to be arranged because at the moment the tourism players just place leaflets so it gives a messy impression. The airport was the starting point where travelers set foot for the first time in Bali. “All this time, tourists who come just know about Kuta, Denpasar and Gianyar because they do not receive information regarding other destinations in Bali. To get the same portion, do not keep silent, they (counties/municipality—Ed) must attempt to capture them through promotions at the airport,” he said.

He argued that uneven distribution of tourism was inseparable from the effort of the county/municipality that had not made use of the existing promotional media to the fullest. Actually, such an effort had been carried out in some countries for an even tourism distribution. “They (governments) can open a counter to promote their tourism potentials. When re-

quired, each tourist destination prepares a shuttle bus to transport tourists who want to visit their destination,” he said. He was optimistic that by promoting the existing tourist destination thoroughly, travelers would be interested in visiting the region outside Southern Bali. “The government should also support this effort by providing adequate infrastructure,” he said. (kmb27)

Bali minimal wage 2014 inappropriate with living cost Bali Post

DENPASAR - The agreement of Bali Provincial Wage Council to set a provincial minimal wage (UMP) of Bali in 2014 amounting to IDR 1,320,000 or an increase of about 13 percent, is considered by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Warmadewa University, IGN Sanjaya, to have not been appropriate with the current living cost. Even, it was still far from the standard of feasible living. “Considering the position of Bali as a tourist destination soaking in dollars, the amount of minimal wage is very contradictory. It

should be comparable to that of Jakarta and other major cities in Indonesia,” said IGN Sanjaya in Denpasar. He said the higher standard of minimal wage would increase the social welfare. As had been known, Balinese people were mostly workers. By observing the existing condition, the provincial minimal wage was ideally at least IDR 1.5 million. “This amount can only be used to live modestly, but not included in feasible category,” he said. Nevertheless, he admitted the current economic condition was hitting the world of business. How-

ever, when looking at the stable development of tourism sector in Bali that had even increased lately, the concerns of employers of being unable to pay the minimal wage was something excessive. “The government should urge large businesses to provide feasible wages for their employees. Meanwhile, smaller companies should be given compensation,” he said. The Bali Provincial Wage Council had agreed the provincial minimal wage (UMP) of Bali in 2014 at the amount of IDR 1,320,000. Such amount increased compared to that of 2013 amounting to IDR

1,181,000 or showing an increase of about 13 percent. The wage council had to pass through a long way to reach the agreement. At the moment, the wage council was preparing everything to be submitted to the Governor of Bali that would be further set up as a decree. On the other hand, the Minister of Manpower and Resettlement, Muhaimin Iskandar, requested the provincial minimal wage (UMP) in 2014 set by the governor could be undertaken on time, so the workers and employers could work together to achieve it. Even, he asked the

minimal wage having been endorsed should not be revised again so as not to trigger a polemic. The minister hoped the National Wage Council, Provincial Wage Council as well as Municipal Wage Council to no longer differ over the stipulation of the wages in the effort to avoid any conflicts in the region as frequently happened. Additionally, he expected the cooperation between the employers and labor unions to prevent any layoffs and the suspension to the implementation of the minimal wage that in 2013 showed a significant increase. (kmb27)


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FILE - In this June 19, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, arrive for a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin.

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Power supply disrupted, alternate outage applies Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Submarine power cable of PT PLN Bali to Nusa Penida, Klungkung, through the Java-Bali interconnection network apparently has been broken off since last month. As a result, the total electricity supply to Nusa Penida was disrupted. Meanwhile, to overcome the problem, the PLN re-maximized its generator set as ever before to provide electric service to surrounding residents. However, since it did not suffice it was then applied an alternate blackout. Breakdown in the power cable was revealed by one of the residents, Dewa Santana, Tuesday (Oct 29). He said the alternate blackout had occurred since last Monday, so residents should be willing to get the lighting from PLN in turn. Such condition was also justified by the subdistrict head of Nusa Penida, Ketut Sukla, on Tuesday. He admitted the breakdown of submarine power cable was once questioned by local residents. “After that, I asked the PLN, in fact it was said to have been caused by the breakdown on the submarine cable,” he said. He added the cable breakdown was caused by the quite heavy ocean currents between Bali Island and the Nusa Penida Islands. Sukla said that according to the answers he received from the PLN, the swift ocean currents also caused the cable required to increase from 18 kilometer to

22 kilometers. Sukla had asked when the submarine cable could have been repaired. However, the management of PLN did not dare to make sure when the repair could be completed. Associated with breakdown of the submarine cable, PLN also said it had sent a letter to the subdistrict government. Apparently, other than the damage to submarine cable, two wind-powered power plants with the capacity of 2 MW in Nusa Penida were also out of order. As consequence, the power supply in Nusa Penida to the home of residents was also disrupted. He claimed not to know how long the situation would occur. His party simply asked the residents of Nusa Penida to be patient because the PLN was still carrying out a repair. Sukla added the breakdown of submarine power cable also caused the

operation of the Guyangan raw water to be disrupted. Practically, the operation of Guyangan water source then only used a generator set. As a result, the Guyangan water supply was often jammed and kindled some complaints from Nusa Penida residents. Recently, the operation of raw water source from Guyangan stagnated for a month. To anticipate such condition and since the generator was unable to operate fully for Guyangan water source, the water supply to the homes of residents was also performed in turn. Installation of the submarine power cable to Nusa Penida by PT PLN Bali had been done since the middle of last year. Previously, installation of the submarine power cable had drawn a protest from the lovers of coral reefs in Nusa Penida because the installation of submarine cables to Nusa Penida was made through Saba Beach, Gianyar. Damage to the coral reef reached 914.3 square meters. This figure included the impact of coral reef areas reaching 727.4 square meters and 186.9 square meters belonging to low impact. Then, the impact of vessel’s anchor surveyed on April 10, 2013 reached 2,960 square meters. (kmb31)

Germany’s Merkel sends top foreign adviser to press U.S. over spying Reuters

BERLIN - Angela Merkel’s top foreign affairs and intelligence advisers will quiz officials in Washington on Wednesday over the activities of U.S. spies in Germany, including allegations they tapped the German chancellor’s phone. The visit is one of a series of trips by high-ranking German and European Union officials to the United States this week after revelations of the scale of the surveillance triggered outrage and shattered European trust in Washington. Merkel wants the United States to agree a “no spying” deal with Berlin and Paris by the end of the year and to stop alleged espionage against two of Washington’s closest EU allies. “I can confirm that the two top aides from the chancellery are in Washington for talks today,” said her spokesman Steffen Seibert.

“As you see we are in a process of intense contact with our U.S. partners on the intelligence and political levels, and this process of contact and investigation will take more time.” “The talks aim to set up a new foundation for trust,” he told a news conference. The White House did not deny reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) had monitored Merkel’s phone but said no such surveillance was taking place now. Wednesday’s visit comes a day after a European Union team met the head of the NSA, army General

Keith Alexander, and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who leads the Senate Intelligence Committee. Later this week the heads of Germany’s domestic and foreign intelligence agencies will also travel to Washington. European lawmaker Elmar Brok, a German national, told German daily Bild that his meeting with the U.S. officials produced no breakthroughs but did generate good signals. “Our talks showed that the Americans recognize the immense political damage caused by this affair and are open to more transparency,” he said. The U.S. Congress is weighing new legislative proposals that could limit some of the NSA’s more expansive electronic intelligence collection programs.

TOKYO — Japanese regulators on Wednesday gave final approval for the removal of fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor building considered the highest risk at a crippled nuclear plant. Removing the fuel rods from the Unit 4 cooling pool is the first major step in a decommissioning process that is expected to last decades at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, where three reactors melted down after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Nuclear Regulation Authority said at its weekly meeting that the proposal by the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., is appropriate and that the removal can start in November as planned. “It’s a major step toward decommissioning,” said Toyoshi Fuketa, one of the authority’s five commissioners. “Moving the fuel rods out of Unit 4 can significantly reduce the risk at the plant.” The Unit 4 reactor was offline when the plant was hit by the disasters, but the building was damaged by hydrogen explosions and fire. Fuel rods in the pool, however, have since been properly cooled and are safe enough to remove, officials said. TEPCO has reinforced the structure around the pool and says the Unit 4 building can survive a major

earthquake, but the unenclosed pool on the unit’s top floor, which contains 1,533 fuel rods, has caused international concern. About 200 of the rods that are unused and safer are expected to be the first to be removed. The Unit 4 cooling pool has attracted international attention in part because early in the crisis it was suspected to have dried up, when in fact there was enough water to cover the rods, keeping them from melting. TEPCO last year plucked two unused fuel rod units out of the pool and said no major corrosion or damage was found in them. Nuclear regulatory chairman Shunichi Tanaka, however, warned that removing the fuel rods from Unit 4 would be difficult because of the risk posed by debris that fell into the pool during the explosions. “It’s a totally different operation than removing normal fuel rods from a spent fuel pool,” Tanaka said at a regular news conference. “They need to be handled extremely carefully and closely monitored. You should never rush or force them out, or they may break.” He said it would be a disaster if fuel rods are pulled forcibly and are damaged or break open when dropped from the pool, located about 30 meters (100 feet) above ground, releasing highly radioactive material. “I’m much more worried about this than contaminated water,” Tanaka said.

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Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) President Naomi Hirose, right , Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) Chairman Shunichi Tanaka, second from left, and Secretary-General of the NRA Katsuhiko Ikeda bow prior to their meeting in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

China police hold five over Tiananmen ‘terror attack’ Agence France Presse

Beijing - Chinese police have captured five suspects over a “terrorist attack” in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, they said Wednesday, the first time authorities have admitted to such a strike taking place in the capital. Beijing police said on a verified social media account that three people in the sports utility vehicle

which crashed in the symbolic heart of the Chinese state and burst into flames on Monday, all of whom died, were from the same family -one man, his wife and his mother. The car had a licence plate identifying it as from the restive western region of Xinjiang, police said, and the names given for the trio sounded like ones used by the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority.

Another five people have been arrested in connection with the case, police said. It was a “carefully planned, organised and premeditated violent terrorist attack”, the statement said, adding that the car carried petrol, knives and banners bearing extremist religious content. The suspects crashed the vehicle, “ignited the petrol inside the car so the car caught on fire” and the three

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Denpasar (Bali Post)— Advances in information technology and convenient features occur at this time, if without accompanied by the fortress of faith and strong moral as well as the attention and comfort of the family, will have a negative impact for the growth and development of teenagers. Even, the latest case indicated that teenagers to have been ‘trafficked’ through social networking. They were photographed with sexy dress and could be booked to serve customers. More sadly, most of those teenagers did it so voluntarily. In fact, their clienteles were also teenagers. It was revealed by child and teenager psychologist, Dyah Ayu Kartika Paramita. According to her, the case of teenagers who were ‘trafficked’ on the social networking was the most saddening. “On the one hand, there was adult becoming the broker and trafficking the teenagers. On the other hand, those teenagers did it voluntarily,” said Dyah when met on Tuesday (Oct 29). She continued that most of the teenagers ‘trafficked’ were no longer virgin and already had sex with their boyfriend. Considering it normal, those teenagers served the clients like serving their own boyfriend. Having early sex posed a phenomenon that started affecting the current teenagers socially. Their reason to do it was not for the sake of money but because of their curiosity to experience of having sex or just wanted to be said cool. By all means, the advances in technology and information could not be blocked, but adults, especially parents should give their children the fortress at early stage so they could filter out what was good and bad coming from the outside. Basically, teenage period was a transitional period from childhood to adulthood. In this period, a rapid growth occurred both psychically and physically. “Within this period, there is also a very strong biological need. If it is kindled by things of sexual nature without any shield, it will turn hazardous,” said Dyah. Communication, affection, praise, attention, security, moral education, faith and feeling to be loved in domestic environment were important keys of juvenile defense against negativity. When they did not get it, they would surely look for all of them outside there. According to Dyah, teenagers having a strong shield of faith and moral will reject by themselves when they were given a sexual-related show. She continued that if biological drive appearing when teenagers were not directed to something positive pursuant to the activities for channeling their talent, they would likely fall into sexual behavior. “There must be a distraction so their biological drive can be channeled into positive activities such as basketball, music and other martial arts,” said Dyah. Parents should also be able to make themselves as a role model and a revered figure by teenagers. Providing sex education from an early age to children was also an important key to their future development. (san)

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people inside “died at the scene”. Police said two tourists were killed in the incident, which took place close to a huge portrait of Mao Zedong hanging from the walls of the Forbidden City, and that another 40 people were injured. Police had alerted hotels in the capital to look out for eight suspects from Xinjiang, most of them apparently from China’s mainly Muslim

Uighur ethnic minority, who are concentrated in the region. Witnesses and reports said that in Monday’s incident a vehicle drove along a stretch of pavement near the Forbidden City, a former imperial palace and popular tourist site next to Tiananmen Square, knocking over pedestrians before bursting into flames, in what appeared to be a deliberate act.


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Fed expected to maintain pace of economic stimulus Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Renewed questions about the economy’s health and uncertainty surrounding the government’s budget fight will likely lead the Federal Reserve on Wednesday to maintain the pace of the stimulus it’s supplying to the economy. That expectation marks a reversal from just six weeks ago, when almost everyone expected the Fed to start trimming its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases. The bond buying is intended to keep longterm interest rates low to help the economy rebound from the Great Recession. The Fed is to announce its decision in a statement after a two-day policy meeting.

The central bank surprised investors and economists at its last meeting in September when it chose not to reduce its bond buying. Since then, a 16-day partial government shutdown shaved an estimated $25 billion from economic growth this quarter. And a batch of tepid economic data pointed to a still-subpar economy. Now, few think the Fed will reduce its stimulus any time soon.

Many analysts now predict the Fed will maintain the pace of its bond purchases into next year. “I think March is now the earliest that any reduction in bond purchases will happen,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. By then, Fed members expect to have seen several months of stronger job growth. They also expect Congress to have resolved its budget

impasse. If the Fed does start slowing its stimulus in March, it will have left its policy unchanged not just this week but also at its next meeting in December and at its subsequent meeting in late January. The January meeting will be the last for Chairman Ben Bernanke, who is stepping down after eight years. President Barack Obama has chosen Vice Chair Janet Yellen to succeed Bernanke. Assuming that Yellen is confirmed by the Senate, her first meeting as chairman will be in March. Many economists think no major policy changes will occur before a

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Antara DENPASAR - PT Garuda Indonesia said it would serve regular flights to the airports of Komodo, Labuhan Bajo, Ende and Tambolaka in East Nusatenggara (NTT).

new chairman takes over. This week’s meeting is the first since Obama announced Oct. 9 his choice of Yellen to be chairman. David Jones, chief economist at DMJ Advisors and the author of several books on the Fed, said her status could change the dynamics. “Bernanke is essentially a lame duck, and Yellen has not yet taken over,” Jones said. “It will make the Fed more cautious.” Yellen is still expected to win Senate confirmation, but a vote by the full Senate may not come until January. The Senate Banking Committee is considering holding a hearing on the nomination Nov. 14.

‘World’s first’ bitcoin ATM opens in Canada Agence France-Presse

VANCOUVER - Three young entrepreneurs have opened what they call the world’s first ATM able to exchange bitcoins for any official currency. The machine inaugurated Tuesday, delivered to Vancouver in Western Canada by Robocoin, an American manufacturer, stands against a wall of a popular coffee shop, and resembles an ordinary cash ATM. However, instead of cash transactions it swaps Canadian dollars for bitcoins, the virtual currency of the Internet invented in 2008 by an anonymous computer scientist known only by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Customers lined up Tuesday to use the ATM, then used their smart phones to buy coffee and muffins at the Waves coffee shop. The ATM is the world’s first, said coowner Mitchel Demeter, a local entrepreneur who started trading in bitcoins several years ago, then earlier this year with two partners set up Bitcoiniacs, a Vancouver storefront money exchange. He and his friends, who were high school students together, said they saw ATMs as a business opportunity. “Nobody had an ATM, everyone was buying and selling on websites,” said Demeter. Customers use a private key - like a bank PIN number - to access their online account of bitcoins on the ATM. They withdraw cash equivalents (the conversion rate is currently about one

bitcoin for $200) from their bitcoins, or deposit cash bills. The machine transfers the money on the Internet via the Canadian VirtEx exchange. Users can then spend their bitcoins with a smartphone, in a similar way to the way interact or credit cards are used, or by transferring the money to purchase goods online. “It’s the currency of the Internet, as real as any other,” said Demeter. The volatile currency is as yet unregulated by any government in the world, and it has had a share of notoriety by being used in the drug trade. Germany, however, became the first country in the world earlier this year to declare bitcoins a “private currency.” And earlier this month investors were startled when a senior investment officer with giant hedge fund Fortress Investment Group said bitcoins could be used as a cheaper way of transferring money in countries with weak banking systems, the Financial Times reported. In Vancouver, bitcoins are accepted by some 15 local businesses, from coffee shops to a landscaping business. Bitcoins are also increasingly common in several hotspots around the world, especially San Francisco, Berlin, and Argentina, and accepted by online companies such as Wordpress. David Lowy, a city businessman who used his smart phone to transfer .0101 bitcoins to the Waves barista, for a cup of dark coffee worth $2 (Canadian), said Vancouver was a likely candidate to claim the first

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The photo shows Labuan Bajo beautiful scenery. PT Garuda Indonesia said it would serve regular flights to the airports of Komodo, Labuhan Bajo, Ende and Tambolaka in East Nusatenggara (NTT).

“Starting December, we would make maiden flights from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International airport to the Komodo, Labuan Bajo and Ende airports,” a Vice President of the country’s flag carrier Ari Suryanta said in Labuan Bajo on Wednesday. The state airline would serve regular flights everyday between Ngurah Rai and the three airports, Ari, a vice president for domestic flights said. He said the routes are potential for tourist flights and growing number of people are traveling between East Nusatenggara and other regions especially Bali and Java. Tourist destinations in the regency of Manggarai Barat such as the Komodo National Park and Batu Cermin began to attract many tourists, he said. “Garuda would provide higher quality services than provided by other airlines which already serve the routes,” he said. He said Garuda will use its ATR-70/600 to serve the routes. The flights by Garuda to start

on December 3, are expected to draw more tourists to NTT especially to the regency of Manggarai Barat, he said. Deputy Regent of Manggarai Barat Maximus Gasa said the district administration welcomes the plan of Garuda to serve regular flights to that district as it would give the local people more alternatives in using means of transport. “The plan is expected to contribute to faster development of the economy of the district,” Maximus said. There have been other airlines serving flights between Manggarai Barat and Bali but more often departures and arrivals are not as given in the flight scheduled, he said. “The airlines could not guarantee a fixed hour of departure. The passengers often have to wait for hours or cancel flights,” he added. He said Garuda is expected to change the condition and give the passengers greater flight convenience.

Future of Gianyar art and culture worrying Bali Post

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Three young entrepreneurs have opened what they call the world’s first ATM able to exchange bitcoins for any official currency. bitcoin ATM because the wealthy city is popular with Internet entrepreneurs. One of the ATM’s first customers was Mike Yeung, a business student at the

city campus of Simon Fraser University, where he helped set up a university bitcoin club, one of a handful of such clubs in the world.

GIANYAR - The future of Gianyar art and culture is very worrying. This can be seen from the development of the current globalization era that also brings in the influence of global culture. Pressure of global cultural will be very easy to hit, even submerges the culture including local wisdom integrated in it. This condition is seen from various problems faced by the current culture of Gianyar. A variety of issues faced include the commercialization leading to the routine and indifference of quality, marginalization of the art and artists at their own home, lack of art maestros as they are growing old and rare regeneration, dying of the tourism art by local competition and unfair external pressure, dynamics of art leading to involution, lethargy and poor innovation, and moral crisis, minus the character and stagnation of societal welfare index. It was ex-

pressed by the drafting team of the Gianyar Cultural Blueprint consisting of I Wayan Geriya and Prof. Dr. I Wayan Dibia on Tuesday (Oct 29) amid the preparation of the Gianyar cultural revitalization seminar on Wednesday (Oct 30) in the Gianyar Cultural Center. Preparation of the Gianyar Cultural Blueprint also involved the Bali Cultural Studies from the Udayana University. According to Geriya, the problem was aggravated by the emergence of indifference to the distinctive values forming the art and cultural identity of Gianyar. It had led to indifference to the purity of creativity as well as the excessive exploitation of cultural forms existing in Gianyar region. “Such conditions cannot be allowed to continue because it will jeopardize the future of Gianyar art and culture,” said Geriya. Gianyar County so far had declared itself as the ‘land of the art,’ but until now it had not

owned a blueprint for the art and culture itself. The blueprint of the art and culture would become the revitalization effort that had been planned, directed, structured and measured for the preservation of the art and culture in Gianyar. Equity of the existing monopoly of the art and culture occurred all this time in Gianyar could also be made with the existence of the Gianyar art and cultural blueprint,” said Prof. Dr. I Wayan Dibia. Revitalization of the Gianyar art and culture was intended as a strategic effort to raise the arts and culture that so far tended to be considered an unimportant source of entertainment and decoration for human life whereas they posed a vital and great power to strengthen the dignity and human civilization as a whole. All this time, the art and culture had been exploited as a commodity in tourism industry. As a result, their existence was then determined by the market demand

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Balinese children performed a dance during Bali Art Festival. The future of Gianyar art and culture is very worrying. This can be seen from the development of the current globalization era that also brings in the influence of global culture. and this would be attempted to be revitalized in order to become a driving force in improving the

quality of humanity, civilization and social welfare in a broader sense for Gianyar. (kmb16)


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Israel in settlement drive after freeing 26 prisoners Indonesia protests wiretapping at US Embassy INDONESIA

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Ramallah - Israel freed 26 veteran Palestinian prisoners early on Wednesday in line with commitments to the US-backed peace process, but moved in tandem to ramp up settlement in annexed east Jerusalem.

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FILE - In this March 14, 2011 file photo, a general view of a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Modiin Illit. A senior Israeli official says Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 the country will announce new plans for West Bank settlement construction in the coming months.

Steve Jobs’ boyhood home gets ‘historic’ designation

Plans to build another 1,500 settler homes in the city’s Arab eastern sector came to light almost immediately after Israel began freeing 21 prisoners to the West Bank and another five to the Hamasrun Gaza Strip. The sequence of events was almost mirror image of an earlier prisoner release on August 13, when a first tranche of 26 prisoners were freed and Israel announced construction of more than 2,000 new settler homes, most of them in east Jerusalem. “The prime minister (Benjamin Netanyahu) and the interior minister (Gideon Saar) agreed on four building plans in Jerusalem,” a senior Israeli source told AFP, confirming details initially reported on military radio. The announcement was timed to trump headlines focusing on the celebrations in the West Bank and Gaza after the 21 prisoners walked free into their respective home territories shortly after 1:00 am (2300 GMT). with a duck near Palestinian prisoner Omar Massud’s family home in Gaza City, on October … In the West Bank, thousands of people turned out to welcome home the 21 prisoners at a formal ceremony at Mahmud Abbas’s presidential compound in Ramallah, cheering and waving flags, many holding cellphones aloft to capture the moment. The prisoners had left Ofer prison in

two minibuses with blacked-out windows and were driven to Beitunia crossing where fireworks split the night sky as they tasted freedom for the first time in 20 years or more, an AFP correspondent said. After a tearful reunion with family members, many of the now-freed inmates were carried through the crowds on people’s shoulders, their hands held aloft in victory. “There will be no (peace) agreement if so much as one Palestinian prisoner remains behind bars,” Abbas told the excited crowd, referring to the 5,000 or so inmates still being held by Israel. Israel’s move to ramp up settlement in tandem with the prisoner release was mooted last week by a senior Israeli official who said the expected announcement on new construction had been coordinated in advance with the Palestinians and the Americans. But Abbas, speaking shortly before the Israeli announcement, flatly denied it. “There are some living among us who say that we have a deal (to release prisoners) in exchange for settlement building, and I say to them, be silent,” said the Palestinian president. In Gaza, the five detainees were met by hundreds of relatives and well-wishers as they emerged through the Erez crossing and entered the strip, sparking energetic celebrations late into the night.

Malaysia backsliding on human rights: NGOs

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San Francisco - A Silicon Valley city has designated the boyhood home of Steve Jobs an “historic resource” due to the way the legendary Apple co-founder went on to change the world. Members of the historic commission in Los Altos voted unanimously to give the single-story, ranch-style home the special status. “This is a childhood home of Apple Computer Company founder Steve Jobs,” the commission noted in a report backing the decision. “The site is also where the Apple Computer Company was founded and the first 50 to 100 Apple computers were assembled, which is a pattern of events that have made significant contributions to local history and the cultural heritage of California and the United States.” The two-year process to stamp the house, owned by the late Apple co-founder’s sister Patricia Jobs, with historic status, which comes with restrictions on renovations or remodeling. The famed garage where Jobs and Steve Wozniak planted seeds for Apple remains unchanged except for the door being replaced, according to the commission’s report. The house was built in 1951 and was considered remarkable for the role it played in the life of Jobs, not for its architecture, the commission noted. The house was originally owned by Steve Jobs’ adoptive parents. Jobs died in October of 2011 at the age of 56 after battling cancer for several years.

Kuala Lumpur - Rights groups on Wednesday accused Malaysia’s government of reneging on what they called an “empty promise” to improve human rights, after a UN review last week also raised concerns. Amnesty International and Malaysian rights NGO Suaram said Prime Minister Najib Razak’s vow was in tatters following new restrictions on peaceful assembly, measures reinstating detention without trial, and prosecutions of opposition figures. In a joint statement, they also noted a continuing scandal involving cases of ill-treatment and even deaths

of people held in police custody. Facing ebbing voter support for his now 56-year-ruling coalition, Najib in 2011 abolished some repressive laws and pledged to protect rights, acknowledging public pressure for “a more open Malaysia”. That now “appears like an empty promise”, Amnesty and Suaram said in a joint statement. The UN Human Rights Council last week in Geneva made 232 recommendations for improvements during a review of the Muslim-majority nation’s record. The council highlighted some of the same concerns raised by Amnesty and Suaram, as well as Malaysia’s failure to ratify core international human rights treaties. Amnesty and Suaram said many

of the recommendations made during the last review in 2009 were reiterated, while “new areas of concern are emerging”. “Malaysian government representatives present at the review failed to adequately respond to many of the questions raised by UN memberstates and were unable to give clear action plans or timelines on many of the key issues,” they said. Human Rights Watch said in a statement last week: “In the weeks before the UN review, Malaysia passed laws permitting detention without trial, dragged critics into court for staging protests and showing films, and continued its dubious prosecution of the opposition leader.”

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JAKARTA - The Indonesian government has registered a strong protest, through its Foreign Affairs Ministry, against reported tapping facilities at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, the Foreign Minister has stated. “Indonesia cannot accept and strongly protests the existence of wiretapping facilities at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta,” said Foreign Minister Marty M. Natalegawa, in a written statement received here Wednesday.

The statement was made in response to reports published in the Sydney Morning Herald daily newspaper on October 29 about the existence and use of wiretapping facilities at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta.

“We have spoken with the head of the U.S. embassy in Jakarta to demand the U.S. government’s official explanation about the news,” Marty stated. It should be emphasized that if it (the report) is confirmed, we con-

sider such action (wiretapping) is not only a breach of security, but also a serious breach of diplomatic norms and ethics, and certainly not in tune with the spirit of friendly relations between nations, Marty added. Earlier on Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought U.S. President Barack Obama’s clarification on information that the U.S. government tapped her cellphone. White House spokesman Jay Carney

said Obama assured Merkel that the United States was not monitoring her communications. “Germany also asked for a detailed explanation of the espionage practice conducted by the U.S. immediately,” a spokesman quoted Merkel as saying. Merkel also observed that if proved, any U.S. espionage is totally unacceptable and deserves strong condemnation.

Police probing murder stumble on secret zoo Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesian police probing the murder of a young woman at a luxury villa stumbled upon a secret collection of exotic animals, including a cross-breed of a lion and tiger, officials said Wednesday. Officers made the discovery as they investigated the death of a 23-year-old woman, who had allegedly had her throat slit by a maintenance worker at the property south of the capital Jakarta after she refused his sexual advances. “When police officers arrived at the scene for the body and to arrest the suspect, they discovered a mini zoo,” said Didik Purwanto, chief detective of Bogor district, where the villa is located. Among the animals discovered was a tiger, several species of monkey, Javan peacocks, four Timorese deer, geese and dogs, he said. But the most unusual find was the “liger”, a hybrid cross between a male lion and tigress, which typically has the facial features of a lion and faint stripes like those of a tiger. Forestry ministry official Dedi Sunardi, who oversees the agency that seized the animals, said authorities were mulling what to do with the liger. “The liger is a product of human intervention and as far as we know, there are no others in Indonesia, so releasing it into the wild could be problematic,” Sunardi said, adding the other animals would likely be released. Officials did not say how many animals were seized, but local media reported there were more than a dozen. Keeping such animals without a permit is illegal in Indonesia, home to an array of rare species, and permits are usually only given to official zoos and conservation parks, said Purwanto. “We don’t yet know who the owner of the villa is, but it’s unlikely there would be a permit in this situation,” he said. Purwanto added police were currently searching for the owner, who was not at home at the time of the raid. The discovery was made on Thursday last week. The murder victim had been staying as a guest at the villa when she befriended the maintenance worker, Purwanto said. It came the same day a military tribunal jailed two soldiers for up to three months for illegally possessing two stuffed Sumatran tigers and a stuffed bear on the island of Sumatra.

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The thoughts of Indonesian founding fathers Soekarno and Muhammad Hatta remain relevant today during the country’s ongoing national development, according to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

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BUKITTINGGI - The thoughts of Indonesian founding fathers Soekarno and Muhammad Hatta remain relevant today during the country’s ongoing national development, according to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. “We are grateful that the thoughts of our beloved founding fathers remain relevant to the importance of national politics, democracy and

the economy and reflect on the sovereignty of the people,” President Yudhoyono said when visiting Bung Hatta library. While at the library, President Yudhoyono called on his countrymen to improve their reading habits amid the strong influx of information and the use of social media in communications. “In this digital information era, books and libraries remain important and, therefore, the people

should improve their reading habits,” the president noted. He said that by reading many books, particularly the books by the nation’s founding fathers, the people would be able to understand the mind and thoughts of these leaders. The Bung Hatta library continues to improve its services for users and provide new collections, as well as other facilities such as a cinema room, free internet connections and audio visual services.


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Museum is an interesting place to see many things depending on what it displays. In Bali you can find many painting museum because except famous with natural beauty, Bali also famous with its cultural activities, such as painting and sculpture. The famous and often visited by tourists that holidaying in Bali is painting museum that located about 200 meters from Puri Saren / Ubud Palace and it is dissociated by dell, climb a piece of wide plain with beautiful view call Puri Lukisan. It is situated in calm and peaceful area of Ubud Bali so that this place is an ideal place for who wish to see and enjoy result of art from all big actor like I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Ida Bagus Nyana, Anak Agung Gde Sobrat, I Gusti Made Deblog, Rudof Bonnet, Walter Spies and more. This museum is opened in the year 1956 by minister of Education and Culture, Mr. Moh. Yamin. This museum is consisted of three special buildings in U-shape. In the middle of this museum is the courtyard and fishpond with the beautiful lotus flower. The building no 1 is a place for a permanent exhibition of puppets dressy or puppets style painting. This building is collecting the painting from I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and the clarification about the existence of Pita Maha Organization. The Building no. 2 is also a place for permanent exhibition or still from masterpiece result of all artist of Balinese modern dressy style. The Building no.3 is for a temporary exhibition. There is only one museum is exist in Ubud Village that is Puri Lukisan Museum, but Ubud sub district area until the year of 2003 is built with 4 new painting museums those are: Puri Lukisan Museum, Neka Museum, Arma Museum and Rudana Museum.

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Heat get rings, then hold off Bulls 107-95 Associated Press Writer

MIAMI — LeBron James scored 17 points and Shane Battier made all four of his 3-point tries as the defending NBA champion Miami Heat spoiled Derrick Rose’s return to the league by beating the Chicago Bulls 107-95 on Tuesday in the season-opener for both teams. In the other games on the first night of the new season, the Los Angeles Lakers spoiled coach Doc Rivers’ debut with the Clippers by surging ahead in the fourth quarter for a 116-103 win over their intercity rivals, and the Indiana Pacers defeated the Orlando Magic 97-87. Chris Bosh scored 16 points, Battier finished with 14 and Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers each scored 13 for the Heat, who received their 2013 NBA champi-

onship rings and raised their title banner in a pregame ceremony. Rose, the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, finished with 12 points in 34 minutes in his first game since a knee injury sidelined him in April 2012. Carlos Boozer had 31 points and seven rebounds for Chicago, which fell behind by 21 points at halftime but got within eight points in the final minutes. Battier’s right-corner 3-pointer

snuffed out the comeback, and Miami wasn’t in trouble again. Rose’s start was promising early, with two early drives for impressive scores. The Bulls led 15-10 when Rose checked out for the first time with 3:36 left in the opening quarter. But the Heat outscored the Bulls 13-3 in Rose’s stint on the bench.

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose (1) goes to the basket between Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh (1) and Ray Allen (34) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Rose missed the shot. The Heat won 107-95. AP Photo/J Pat Carter

Gasquet stays on course for London as Tsonga crashes out Reuters

PARIS - Richard Gasquet kept his ATP World Tour finals hopes alive when he overcame Fernando Verdasco 7-5 6-7(6) 6-3 to reach

the Paris Masters third round as fellow Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashed out of the race on Tuesday. Ninth seed Gasquet, enjoying his best season since he reached

the last four at Wimbledon and a career-high world number seven spot in 2007, looks set to grab one of the three remaining tickets to next week’s season-ending London event.

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France’s Richard Gasquet reacts after defeating Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin during the final match at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.

For a place in the last eight, Gasquet will take on Japanese Kei Nishikori, who ended local favourite Tsonga’s hopes by prevailing 1-6 7-6(4) 7-6(7) after saving two match points. World number two Novak Djokovic started his campaign with a routine second-round 7-6(3) 6-3 win over French qualifier PierreHugues Herbert. The Serb staved off two set points in the opening stanza then stepped up a gear and never looked back. He next faces either American John Isner or Pole Michal Przysiezny. Gasquet has been nursing a thigh pain as the end of a long season looms. “It hurts sometimes, but it’s not very serious. I played two hours and 45 minutes today, and I saw that I could play, although I was not at 100 percent,” the world number 10 told a news conference. “It was tough to play a long match like this.” Gasquet, who reached the U.S. Open semi-finals in September, refuses to put pressure on himself. “I had a good season. I’m very happy with what I did. I will not have a lot of pressure for this match. It’s sort of a gift for me to be here,” he said. The Frenchman did not exactly shine in front of his home crowd, looking far from his attacking self in a two-hour, 41-minute tussle and allowing Verdasco to put him on the back foot too often.

The Spaniard, who had won six of their last seven encounters, saved 14 of 18 break points but eventually Gasquet’s superb single-handed backhand made the difference. Gasquet wrapped it up on his fifth match point when Verdasco, an Australian Open semi-finalist in 2009, returned long. Five players - Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Juan Martin del Potro and Tomas Berdych - have already secured their places at the ATP World Tour finals. Britain’s Andy Murray, third in the ATP Race to London, has withdrawn because he is still recovering from back surgery, meaning the ninth-ranked player will qualify for the O2 event. Swiss Roger Federer, who is seventh in the Race, will qualify if he wins his first match at Bercy after a bye into the second round. His compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka and Gasquet started the week in eighth and ninth places respectively. Tsonga, who now cannot improve on his 10th place, came out firing against Nishikori, punishing the Japanese with his booming forehand. He inexplicably lost focus in the second set, falling 4-1 behind. Although he managed to force a tiebreak, a string of unforced errors threw the match into a decider, which Nishikori won when his opponent double-faulted on match point.


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Inter again struggles at Atalanta with 1-1 draw Associated Press Writer

BERGAMO, Italy — Inter Milan’s winless streak at Atalanta was extended to 5 ½ years with a 1-1 draw on Tuesday in Serie A. Ricardo Alvarez gave Inter the lead in the 16th minute with a shot from the edge of the box but German Denis equalized for the hosts with a header in the 25th. Inter last won in Bergamo in April, 2008. Since then, the Nerazzurri have lost twice and drawn three times. Still, the draw moved fourth-place Inter one point ahead of Fiorentina and within eight points of Serie A leader Roma.

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Leaders Barca four points clear after 3-0 win at Celta

Atalanta is eighth, 14 points back. On Thursday, Roma hosts Chievo aiming to extend its record winning streak to open the season to 10 matches. On a rainy night, Inter nearly conceded a goal nine minutes in following an error by goalkeeper Samir Handanovic but Fredy Guarin cleared the danger off the line. Handanovic exited at halftime with an apparent injury and was replaced by Juan Pablo Carrizo. In the 73rd, Mauro Icardi had a chance to restore Inter’s lead but he hit the post. Ten minutes later, Carrizo preserved the draw by saving a closerange effort from Mario Yepes.

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Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring his second goal against Norwich during their English League Cup soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday Oct. 29 , 2013.

League Cup: Chelsea ousts Arsenal, United advances Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Cesar Azpilicueta seized on a defensive blunder and Juan Mata scored a slick second as Chelsea dumped Premier League leader Arsenal out of the League Cup with a 2-0 victory at its London rival on Tuesday. The fourth round loss ends one route to a trophy for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who failed to mastermind a victory over Jose Mourinho for the ninth time as he looks to deliver his club’s first silverware since 2005. Mourinho now has a quarterfinal to look forward to in the competition that gave him the first trophy of his first Chelsea reign in 2005. Manchester United will be joining Chelsea in the last eight after Javier Hernandez scored twice in a 4-0 victory over Norwich. In a shock result, Fulham was beaten 4-3 by second-tier club Leicester. Stoke was forced into extra time against Birmingham but won 4-2 on penalties after it finished 4-4

over 120 minutes. West Ham also required penalties to see off lower-league opposition, but won 2-0 at Burnley with goals in regulation time. At the Emirates Stadium, Chelsea was in action for the second time in three days, although only Gary Cahill survived the team that beat Manchester City on Sunday. Wenger made eight changes for the side that won at Crystal Palace on Saturday to remain top of the league. But in the cups, Arsenal has now lost twice in eight days, having been beaten at home in the Champions League by Borussia Dortmund last Tuesday. A blunder at the back gifted Chelsea the opener in the

25th minute after launching a swift counterattack. Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson’s backwards header was too weak to reach goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, and Chelsea defender Azpilicueta ran through and dispatched the ball into the net. Arsenal rarely looked like equalizing and Mata smashed the second into the roof of the net in the 66th after Willian nodded the ball back to the Spain midfielder in a move that started from a throw in. It left the home crowd demoralized. “Let’s not go too quick for conclusions,” Wenger said. “It’s difficult to swallow what happened to us in the last week.” But asked about his poor record against Mourinho, Wenger quipped: “I don’t think he scored the first goal.” At Old Trafford, United turned in the kind of performance missing largely in the league this season and Hernandez might hope for more game time up front after this double. The Mexico striker opened the scoring from the penalty

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spot in the 20th after Leroy Fer fouled Adnan Januzaj. He was on target again nine minutes into the second half, heading home after Mark Bunn parried an initial effort. “He has waited patiently for his opportunities and when he gets them he has taken them,” United assistant manager Steve Round said. Phil Jones volleyed in United’s third, and Fabio da Silva collected a long ball from Wayne Rooney and slipped it past the onrushing Bunn. Play had been halted for around eight minutes in the second half after Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass was knocked out during a clash of heads with Rafael da Silva and was taken to the hospital. “It is very much concussion,” Norwich manager Chris Hughton said. “He has also taken a whack in the incident itself so they will have a look at that and X-ray that just to make sure there is nothing broken. In a seven-goal thriller at Leicester, it was a night to forget for Fulham.

MADRID - Barcelona followed up Saturday’s win over Real Madrid with another victory when Alexis Sanchez set the champions on their way to a 3-0 success at Celta Vigo on Tuesday that put them four points clear at the top of La Liga. Unbeaten Barca have 31 points from 11 matches, with secondplaced Atletico Madrid on 27 ahead of their game at Granada on Thursday. Third-placed Real, who are five points behind Atletico, host Sevilla on Wednesday. Barca coach Gerardo Martino rested several key players for the game at Celta’s Balaidos stadium, including Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Neymar, but the champions were still far too strong for the struggling Galician side. In-form Alexis, who netted a brilliant chipped effort in the 2-1 ‘Clasico’ victory against Real at the Nou Camp, grabbed the opener in the eighth minute. Cesc Fabregas, who had a hand in all three Barca goals, stole the ball in Celta territory and when his low shot was saved by goalkeeper Yoel Rodriguez, Alexis was on hand to clip home the rebound. Barca were 2-0 ahead three minutes after the break when a Fabregas snapshot from outside the area cannoned off the bar on to Yoel and

ricocheted back into the net. The former Arsenal captain put the game beyond the hosts in the 54th minute when Lionel Messi sent him clear on the left of the penalty area and he finished clinically into the corner. “Maybe again we were not effective enough up front, myself included,” Fabregas said in an interview with Spanish television broadcaster Canal Plus. “But the important thing is to create chances and play well and then the goals will come and I think today’s performance was pretty comprehensive,” he added. “There are enough games that everyone will get their chance and the priority is to make sure we are champions again at the end of the season.” Argentine World Player of the Year Messi had a relatively quiet night and failed to score for three straight La Liga matches for the first time in more than two years. Celta, coached by former Barcelona midfielder Luis Enrique, came closest to a goal in the 67th when Nolito, a graduate of the Barca academy, crashed a free kick against the bar. In Tuesday’s other match, eighthplaced Espanyol and struggling Malaga, who are mired down in 15th, played out a 0-0 draw at Espanyol’s Cornella-El Prat stadium in Barcelona.

David Beckham picks Miami for new U.S. Major League Soccer team -source Reuters

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Atalanta’s German Denis, of Argentina, celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match against Inter Milan in Bergamo, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

MIAMI - Retired England soccer star David Beckham has chosen Miami for a new U.S. Major League Soccer expansion team, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Tuesday. The former England captain who retired earlier this year after stints with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the MLS club L.A. Galaxy, had been considering several locations and toured Miami this summer, meeting with city and county leaders. His MLS player contract included an option to create

a new team for $25 million. Beckham was still putting together a team of investors, the source said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Beckham’s plans have yet to be officially announced. His representatives are already looking at sites for a purpose-built soccer-only stadium, according to a well-placed source in Miami’s business community. “They have people looking real hard. They want to be in the urban core,” the person said. A fan group which has been campaigning for a team to come to the city welcomed the news. Julio Caballero, spokesman for the group, which calls itself

MLS Miami Bid, posted “It’s our time,” on the group’s Facebook page. MLS confirmed it was in discussions with Beckham but declined to confirm if a deal had been struck. “We are continuing our discussions with David Beckham regarding future ownership of an MLS expansion team,” said Dan Courtemanche, a spokesman for MLS. “Our policy regarding discussions with potential expansion team owners is that we keep those conversations private until the individuals we are speaking with decide they want to go public with their plans. Thus, it is more appropriate for David Beckham to comment

on his plans.” Miami officials also reacted cautiously to the news. “We’ve not had any official notification that David Beckham has chosen Miami for a new Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said in a statement. “That said, I join the hundreds of thousands of soccer fans throughout South Florida who are ready and eagerly waiting for an MLS team to be established in Miami. A world-class community like Miami-Dade County, also known as the Gateway to the Americas, would be a fitting home for the world’s most popular sport.”

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FC Barcelona’s Cesc Fábregas, center, celebrates with Alexis Sanchez from Chile, left, and Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, after scoring the third goal against RC Celta during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.


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Inter again struggles at Atalanta with 1-1 draw Associated Press Writer

BERGAMO, Italy — Inter Milan’s winless streak at Atalanta was extended to 5 ½ years with a 1-1 draw on Tuesday in Serie A. Ricardo Alvarez gave Inter the lead in the 16th minute with a shot from the edge of the box but German Denis equalized for the hosts with a header in the 25th. Inter last won in Bergamo in April, 2008. Since then, the Nerazzurri have lost twice and drawn three times. Still, the draw moved fourth-place Inter one point ahead of Fiorentina and within eight points of Serie A leader Roma.

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Leaders Barca four points clear after 3-0 win at Celta

Atalanta is eighth, 14 points back. On Thursday, Roma hosts Chievo aiming to extend its record winning streak to open the season to 10 matches. On a rainy night, Inter nearly conceded a goal nine minutes in following an error by goalkeeper Samir Handanovic but Fredy Guarin cleared the danger off the line. Handanovic exited at halftime with an apparent injury and was replaced by Juan Pablo Carrizo. In the 73rd, Mauro Icardi had a chance to restore Inter’s lead but he hit the post. Ten minutes later, Carrizo preserved the draw by saving a closerange effort from Mario Yepes.

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Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring his second goal against Norwich during their English League Cup soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday Oct. 29 , 2013.

League Cup: Chelsea ousts Arsenal, United advances Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Cesar Azpilicueta seized on a defensive blunder and Juan Mata scored a slick second as Chelsea dumped Premier League leader Arsenal out of the League Cup with a 2-0 victory at its London rival on Tuesday. The fourth round loss ends one route to a trophy for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who failed to mastermind a victory over Jose Mourinho for the ninth time as he looks to deliver his club’s first silverware since 2005. Mourinho now has a quarterfinal to look forward to in the competition that gave him the first trophy of his first Chelsea reign in 2005. Manchester United will be joining Chelsea in the last eight after Javier Hernandez scored twice in a 4-0 victory over Norwich. In a shock result, Fulham was beaten 4-3 by second-tier club Leicester. Stoke was forced into extra time against Birmingham but won 4-2 on penalties after it finished 4-4

over 120 minutes. West Ham also required penalties to see off lower-league opposition, but won 2-0 at Burnley with goals in regulation time. At the Emirates Stadium, Chelsea was in action for the second time in three days, although only Gary Cahill survived the team that beat Manchester City on Sunday. Wenger made eight changes for the side that won at Crystal Palace on Saturday to remain top of the league. But in the cups, Arsenal has now lost twice in eight days, having been beaten at home in the Champions League by Borussia Dortmund last Tuesday. A blunder at the back gifted Chelsea the opener in the

25th minute after launching a swift counterattack. Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson’s backwards header was too weak to reach goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, and Chelsea defender Azpilicueta ran through and dispatched the ball into the net. Arsenal rarely looked like equalizing and Mata smashed the second into the roof of the net in the 66th after Willian nodded the ball back to the Spain midfielder in a move that started from a throw in. It left the home crowd demoralized. “Let’s not go too quick for conclusions,” Wenger said. “It’s difficult to swallow what happened to us in the last week.” But asked about his poor record against Mourinho, Wenger quipped: “I don’t think he scored the first goal.” At Old Trafford, United turned in the kind of performance missing largely in the league this season and Hernandez might hope for more game time up front after this double. The Mexico striker opened the scoring from the penalty

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spot in the 20th after Leroy Fer fouled Adnan Januzaj. He was on target again nine minutes into the second half, heading home after Mark Bunn parried an initial effort. “He has waited patiently for his opportunities and when he gets them he has taken them,” United assistant manager Steve Round said. Phil Jones volleyed in United’s third, and Fabio da Silva collected a long ball from Wayne Rooney and slipped it past the onrushing Bunn. Play had been halted for around eight minutes in the second half after Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass was knocked out during a clash of heads with Rafael da Silva and was taken to the hospital. “It is very much concussion,” Norwich manager Chris Hughton said. “He has also taken a whack in the incident itself so they will have a look at that and X-ray that just to make sure there is nothing broken. In a seven-goal thriller at Leicester, it was a night to forget for Fulham.

MADRID - Barcelona followed up Saturday’s win over Real Madrid with another victory when Alexis Sanchez set the champions on their way to a 3-0 success at Celta Vigo on Tuesday that put them four points clear at the top of La Liga. Unbeaten Barca have 31 points from 11 matches, with secondplaced Atletico Madrid on 27 ahead of their game at Granada on Thursday. Third-placed Real, who are five points behind Atletico, host Sevilla on Wednesday. Barca coach Gerardo Martino rested several key players for the game at Celta’s Balaidos stadium, including Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Neymar, but the champions were still far too strong for the struggling Galician side. In-form Alexis, who netted a brilliant chipped effort in the 2-1 ‘Clasico’ victory against Real at the Nou Camp, grabbed the opener in the eighth minute. Cesc Fabregas, who had a hand in all three Barca goals, stole the ball in Celta territory and when his low shot was saved by goalkeeper Yoel Rodriguez, Alexis was on hand to clip home the rebound. Barca were 2-0 ahead three minutes after the break when a Fabregas snapshot from outside the area cannoned off the bar on to Yoel and

ricocheted back into the net. The former Arsenal captain put the game beyond the hosts in the 54th minute when Lionel Messi sent him clear on the left of the penalty area and he finished clinically into the corner. “Maybe again we were not effective enough up front, myself included,” Fabregas said in an interview with Spanish television broadcaster Canal Plus. “But the important thing is to create chances and play well and then the goals will come and I think today’s performance was pretty comprehensive,” he added. “There are enough games that everyone will get their chance and the priority is to make sure we are champions again at the end of the season.” Argentine World Player of the Year Messi had a relatively quiet night and failed to score for three straight La Liga matches for the first time in more than two years. Celta, coached by former Barcelona midfielder Luis Enrique, came closest to a goal in the 67th when Nolito, a graduate of the Barca academy, crashed a free kick against the bar. In Tuesday’s other match, eighthplaced Espanyol and struggling Malaga, who are mired down in 15th, played out a 0-0 draw at Espanyol’s Cornella-El Prat stadium in Barcelona.

David Beckham picks Miami for new U.S. Major League Soccer team -source Reuters

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Atalanta’s German Denis, of Argentina, celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match against Inter Milan in Bergamo, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

MIAMI - Retired England soccer star David Beckham has chosen Miami for a new U.S. Major League Soccer expansion team, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Tuesday. The former England captain who retired earlier this year after stints with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the MLS club L.A. Galaxy, had been considering several locations and toured Miami this summer, meeting with city and county leaders. His MLS player contract included an option to create

a new team for $25 million. Beckham was still putting together a team of investors, the source said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Beckham’s plans have yet to be officially announced. His representatives are already looking at sites for a purpose-built soccer-only stadium, according to a well-placed source in Miami’s business community. “They have people looking real hard. They want to be in the urban core,” the person said. A fan group which has been campaigning for a team to come to the city welcomed the news. Julio Caballero, spokesman for the group, which calls itself

MLS Miami Bid, posted “It’s our time,” on the group’s Facebook page. MLS confirmed it was in discussions with Beckham but declined to confirm if a deal had been struck. “We are continuing our discussions with David Beckham regarding future ownership of an MLS expansion team,” said Dan Courtemanche, a spokesman for MLS. “Our policy regarding discussions with potential expansion team owners is that we keep those conversations private until the individuals we are speaking with decide they want to go public with their plans. Thus, it is more appropriate for David Beckham to comment

on his plans.” Miami officials also reacted cautiously to the news. “We’ve not had any official notification that David Beckham has chosen Miami for a new Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said in a statement. “That said, I join the hundreds of thousands of soccer fans throughout South Florida who are ready and eagerly waiting for an MLS team to be established in Miami. A world-class community like Miami-Dade County, also known as the Gateway to the Americas, would be a fitting home for the world’s most popular sport.”

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FC Barcelona’s Cesc Fábregas, center, celebrates with Alexis Sanchez from Chile, left, and Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, after scoring the third goal against RC Celta during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.


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Museum is an interesting place to see many things depending on what it displays. In Bali you can find many painting museum because except famous with natural beauty, Bali also famous with its cultural activities, such as painting and sculpture. The famous and often visited by tourists that holidaying in Bali is painting museum that located about 200 meters from Puri Saren / Ubud Palace and it is dissociated by dell, climb a piece of wide plain with beautiful view call Puri Lukisan. It is situated in calm and peaceful area of Ubud Bali so that this place is an ideal place for who wish to see and enjoy result of art from all big actor like I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Ida Bagus Nyana, Anak Agung Gde Sobrat, I Gusti Made Deblog, Rudof Bonnet, Walter Spies and more. This museum is opened in the year 1956 by minister of Education and Culture, Mr. Moh. Yamin. This museum is consisted of three special buildings in U-shape. In the middle of this museum is the courtyard and fishpond with the beautiful lotus flower. The building no 1 is a place for a permanent exhibition of puppets dressy or puppets style painting. This building is collecting the painting from I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and the clarification about the existence of Pita Maha Organization. The Building no. 2 is also a place for permanent exhibition or still from masterpiece result of all artist of Balinese modern dressy style. The Building no.3 is for a temporary exhibition. There is only one museum is exist in Ubud Village that is Puri Lukisan Museum, but Ubud sub district area until the year of 2003 is built with 4 new painting museums those are: Puri Lukisan Museum, Neka Museum, Arma Museum and Rudana Museum.

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Heat get rings, then hold off Bulls 107-95 Associated Press Writer

MIAMI — LeBron James scored 17 points and Shane Battier made all four of his 3-point tries as the defending NBA champion Miami Heat spoiled Derrick Rose’s return to the league by beating the Chicago Bulls 107-95 on Tuesday in the season-opener for both teams. In the other games on the first night of the new season, the Los Angeles Lakers spoiled coach Doc Rivers’ debut with the Clippers by surging ahead in the fourth quarter for a 116-103 win over their intercity rivals, and the Indiana Pacers defeated the Orlando Magic 97-87. Chris Bosh scored 16 points, Battier finished with 14 and Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers each scored 13 for the Heat, who received their 2013 NBA champi-

onship rings and raised their title banner in a pregame ceremony. Rose, the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, finished with 12 points in 34 minutes in his first game since a knee injury sidelined him in April 2012. Carlos Boozer had 31 points and seven rebounds for Chicago, which fell behind by 21 points at halftime but got within eight points in the final minutes. Battier’s right-corner 3-pointer

snuffed out the comeback, and Miami wasn’t in trouble again. Rose’s start was promising early, with two early drives for impressive scores. The Bulls led 15-10 when Rose checked out for the first time with 3:36 left in the opening quarter. But the Heat outscored the Bulls 13-3 in Rose’s stint on the bench.

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose (1) goes to the basket between Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh (1) and Ray Allen (34) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Rose missed the shot. The Heat won 107-95. AP Photo/J Pat Carter

Gasquet stays on course for London as Tsonga crashes out Reuters

PARIS - Richard Gasquet kept his ATP World Tour finals hopes alive when he overcame Fernando Verdasco 7-5 6-7(6) 6-3 to reach

the Paris Masters third round as fellow Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashed out of the race on Tuesday. Ninth seed Gasquet, enjoying his best season since he reached

the last four at Wimbledon and a career-high world number seven spot in 2007, looks set to grab one of the three remaining tickets to next week’s season-ending London event.

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France’s Richard Gasquet reacts after defeating Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin during the final match at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.

For a place in the last eight, Gasquet will take on Japanese Kei Nishikori, who ended local favourite Tsonga’s hopes by prevailing 1-6 7-6(4) 7-6(7) after saving two match points. World number two Novak Djokovic started his campaign with a routine second-round 7-6(3) 6-3 win over French qualifier PierreHugues Herbert. The Serb staved off two set points in the opening stanza then stepped up a gear and never looked back. He next faces either American John Isner or Pole Michal Przysiezny. Gasquet has been nursing a thigh pain as the end of a long season looms. “It hurts sometimes, but it’s not very serious. I played two hours and 45 minutes today, and I saw that I could play, although I was not at 100 percent,” the world number 10 told a news conference. “It was tough to play a long match like this.” Gasquet, who reached the U.S. Open semi-finals in September, refuses to put pressure on himself. “I had a good season. I’m very happy with what I did. I will not have a lot of pressure for this match. It’s sort of a gift for me to be here,” he said. The Frenchman did not exactly shine in front of his home crowd, looking far from his attacking self in a two-hour, 41-minute tussle and allowing Verdasco to put him on the back foot too often.

The Spaniard, who had won six of their last seven encounters, saved 14 of 18 break points but eventually Gasquet’s superb single-handed backhand made the difference. Gasquet wrapped it up on his fifth match point when Verdasco, an Australian Open semi-finalist in 2009, returned long. Five players - Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Juan Martin del Potro and Tomas Berdych - have already secured their places at the ATP World Tour finals. Britain’s Andy Murray, third in the ATP Race to London, has withdrawn because he is still recovering from back surgery, meaning the ninth-ranked player will qualify for the O2 event. Swiss Roger Federer, who is seventh in the Race, will qualify if he wins his first match at Bercy after a bye into the second round. His compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka and Gasquet started the week in eighth and ninth places respectively. Tsonga, who now cannot improve on his 10th place, came out firing against Nishikori, punishing the Japanese with his booming forehand. He inexplicably lost focus in the second set, falling 4-1 behind. Although he managed to force a tiebreak, a string of unforced errors threw the match into a decider, which Nishikori won when his opponent double-faulted on match point.


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Ramallah - Israel freed 26 veteran Palestinian prisoners early on Wednesday in line with commitments to the US-backed peace process, but moved in tandem to ramp up settlement in annexed east Jerusalem.

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FILE - In this March 14, 2011 file photo, a general view of a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Modiin Illit. A senior Israeli official says Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 the country will announce new plans for West Bank settlement construction in the coming months.

Steve Jobs’ boyhood home gets ‘historic’ designation

Plans to build another 1,500 settler homes in the city’s Arab eastern sector came to light almost immediately after Israel began freeing 21 prisoners to the West Bank and another five to the Hamasrun Gaza Strip. The sequence of events was almost mirror image of an earlier prisoner release on August 13, when a first tranche of 26 prisoners were freed and Israel announced construction of more than 2,000 new settler homes, most of them in east Jerusalem. “The prime minister (Benjamin Netanyahu) and the interior minister (Gideon Saar) agreed on four building plans in Jerusalem,” a senior Israeli source told AFP, confirming details initially reported on military radio. The announcement was timed to trump headlines focusing on the celebrations in the West Bank and Gaza after the 21 prisoners walked free into their respective home territories shortly after 1:00 am (2300 GMT). with a duck near Palestinian prisoner Omar Massud’s family home in Gaza City, on October … In the West Bank, thousands of people turned out to welcome home the 21 prisoners at a formal ceremony at Mahmud Abbas’s presidential compound in Ramallah, cheering and waving flags, many holding cellphones aloft to capture the moment. The prisoners had left Ofer prison in

two minibuses with blacked-out windows and were driven to Beitunia crossing where fireworks split the night sky as they tasted freedom for the first time in 20 years or more, an AFP correspondent said. After a tearful reunion with family members, many of the now-freed inmates were carried through the crowds on people’s shoulders, their hands held aloft in victory. “There will be no (peace) agreement if so much as one Palestinian prisoner remains behind bars,” Abbas told the excited crowd, referring to the 5,000 or so inmates still being held by Israel. Israel’s move to ramp up settlement in tandem with the prisoner release was mooted last week by a senior Israeli official who said the expected announcement on new construction had been coordinated in advance with the Palestinians and the Americans. But Abbas, speaking shortly before the Israeli announcement, flatly denied it. “There are some living among us who say that we have a deal (to release prisoners) in exchange for settlement building, and I say to them, be silent,” said the Palestinian president. In Gaza, the five detainees were met by hundreds of relatives and well-wishers as they emerged through the Erez crossing and entered the strip, sparking energetic celebrations late into the night.

Malaysia backsliding on human rights: NGOs

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San Francisco - A Silicon Valley city has designated the boyhood home of Steve Jobs an “historic resource” due to the way the legendary Apple co-founder went on to change the world. Members of the historic commission in Los Altos voted unanimously to give the single-story, ranch-style home the special status. “This is a childhood home of Apple Computer Company founder Steve Jobs,” the commission noted in a report backing the decision. “The site is also where the Apple Computer Company was founded and the first 50 to 100 Apple computers were assembled, which is a pattern of events that have made significant contributions to local history and the cultural heritage of California and the United States.” The two-year process to stamp the house, owned by the late Apple co-founder’s sister Patricia Jobs, with historic status, which comes with restrictions on renovations or remodeling. The famed garage where Jobs and Steve Wozniak planted seeds for Apple remains unchanged except for the door being replaced, according to the commission’s report. The house was built in 1951 and was considered remarkable for the role it played in the life of Jobs, not for its architecture, the commission noted. The house was originally owned by Steve Jobs’ adoptive parents. Jobs died in October of 2011 at the age of 56 after battling cancer for several years.

Kuala Lumpur - Rights groups on Wednesday accused Malaysia’s government of reneging on what they called an “empty promise” to improve human rights, after a UN review last week also raised concerns. Amnesty International and Malaysian rights NGO Suaram said Prime Minister Najib Razak’s vow was in tatters following new restrictions on peaceful assembly, measures reinstating detention without trial, and prosecutions of opposition figures. In a joint statement, they also noted a continuing scandal involving cases of ill-treatment and even deaths

of people held in police custody. Facing ebbing voter support for his now 56-year-ruling coalition, Najib in 2011 abolished some repressive laws and pledged to protect rights, acknowledging public pressure for “a more open Malaysia”. That now “appears like an empty promise”, Amnesty and Suaram said in a joint statement. The UN Human Rights Council last week in Geneva made 232 recommendations for improvements during a review of the Muslim-majority nation’s record. The council highlighted some of the same concerns raised by Amnesty and Suaram, as well as Malaysia’s failure to ratify core international human rights treaties. Amnesty and Suaram said many

of the recommendations made during the last review in 2009 were reiterated, while “new areas of concern are emerging”. “Malaysian government representatives present at the review failed to adequately respond to many of the questions raised by UN memberstates and were unable to give clear action plans or timelines on many of the key issues,” they said. Human Rights Watch said in a statement last week: “In the weeks before the UN review, Malaysia passed laws permitting detention without trial, dragged critics into court for staging protests and showing films, and continued its dubious prosecution of the opposition leader.”

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JAKARTA - The Indonesian government has registered a strong protest, through its Foreign Affairs Ministry, against reported tapping facilities at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, the Foreign Minister has stated. “Indonesia cannot accept and strongly protests the existence of wiretapping facilities at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta,” said Foreign Minister Marty M. Natalegawa, in a written statement received here Wednesday.

The statement was made in response to reports published in the Sydney Morning Herald daily newspaper on October 29 about the existence and use of wiretapping facilities at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta.

“We have spoken with the head of the U.S. embassy in Jakarta to demand the U.S. government’s official explanation about the news,” Marty stated. It should be emphasized that if it (the report) is confirmed, we con-

sider such action (wiretapping) is not only a breach of security, but also a serious breach of diplomatic norms and ethics, and certainly not in tune with the spirit of friendly relations between nations, Marty added. Earlier on Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought U.S. President Barack Obama’s clarification on information that the U.S. government tapped her cellphone. White House spokesman Jay Carney

said Obama assured Merkel that the United States was not monitoring her communications. “Germany also asked for a detailed explanation of the espionage practice conducted by the U.S. immediately,” a spokesman quoted Merkel as saying. Merkel also observed that if proved, any U.S. espionage is totally unacceptable and deserves strong condemnation.

Police probing murder stumble on secret zoo Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesian police probing the murder of a young woman at a luxury villa stumbled upon a secret collection of exotic animals, including a cross-breed of a lion and tiger, officials said Wednesday. Officers made the discovery as they investigated the death of a 23-year-old woman, who had allegedly had her throat slit by a maintenance worker at the property south of the capital Jakarta after she refused his sexual advances. “When police officers arrived at the scene for the body and to arrest the suspect, they discovered a mini zoo,” said Didik Purwanto, chief detective of Bogor district, where the villa is located. Among the animals discovered was a tiger, several species of monkey, Javan peacocks, four Timorese deer, geese and dogs, he said. But the most unusual find was the “liger”, a hybrid cross between a male lion and tigress, which typically has the facial features of a lion and faint stripes like those of a tiger. Forestry ministry official Dedi Sunardi, who oversees the agency that seized the animals, said authorities were mulling what to do with the liger. “The liger is a product of human intervention and as far as we know, there are no others in Indonesia, so releasing it into the wild could be problematic,” Sunardi said, adding the other animals would likely be released. Officials did not say how many animals were seized, but local media reported there were more than a dozen. Keeping such animals without a permit is illegal in Indonesia, home to an array of rare species, and permits are usually only given to official zoos and conservation parks, said Purwanto. “We don’t yet know who the owner of the villa is, but it’s unlikely there would be a permit in this situation,” he said. Purwanto added police were currently searching for the owner, who was not at home at the time of the raid. The discovery was made on Thursday last week. The murder victim had been staying as a guest at the villa when she befriended the maintenance worker, Purwanto said. It came the same day a military tribunal jailed two soldiers for up to three months for illegally possessing two stuffed Sumatran tigers and a stuffed bear on the island of Sumatra.

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The thoughts of Indonesian founding fathers Soekarno and Muhammad Hatta remain relevant today during the country’s ongoing national development, according to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

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Founding fathers thoughts remain relevant

BUKITTINGGI - The thoughts of Indonesian founding fathers Soekarno and Muhammad Hatta remain relevant today during the country’s ongoing national development, according to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. “We are grateful that the thoughts of our beloved founding fathers remain relevant to the importance of national politics, democracy and

the economy and reflect on the sovereignty of the people,” President Yudhoyono said when visiting Bung Hatta library. While at the library, President Yudhoyono called on his countrymen to improve their reading habits amid the strong influx of information and the use of social media in communications. “In this digital information era, books and libraries remain important and, therefore, the people

should improve their reading habits,” the president noted. He said that by reading many books, particularly the books by the nation’s founding fathers, the people would be able to understand the mind and thoughts of these leaders. The Bung Hatta library continues to improve its services for users and provide new collections, as well as other facilities such as a cinema room, free internet connections and audio visual services.


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Fed expected to maintain pace of economic stimulus Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Renewed questions about the economy’s health and uncertainty surrounding the government’s budget fight will likely lead the Federal Reserve on Wednesday to maintain the pace of the stimulus it’s supplying to the economy. That expectation marks a reversal from just six weeks ago, when almost everyone expected the Fed to start trimming its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases. The bond buying is intended to keep longterm interest rates low to help the economy rebound from the Great Recession. The Fed is to announce its decision in a statement after a two-day policy meeting.

The central bank surprised investors and economists at its last meeting in September when it chose not to reduce its bond buying. Since then, a 16-day partial government shutdown shaved an estimated $25 billion from economic growth this quarter. And a batch of tepid economic data pointed to a still-subpar economy. Now, few think the Fed will reduce its stimulus any time soon.

Many analysts now predict the Fed will maintain the pace of its bond purchases into next year. “I think March is now the earliest that any reduction in bond purchases will happen,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. By then, Fed members expect to have seen several months of stronger job growth. They also expect Congress to have resolved its budget

impasse. If the Fed does start slowing its stimulus in March, it will have left its policy unchanged not just this week but also at its next meeting in December and at its subsequent meeting in late January. The January meeting will be the last for Chairman Ben Bernanke, who is stepping down after eight years. President Barack Obama has chosen Vice Chair Janet Yellen to succeed Bernanke. Assuming that Yellen is confirmed by the Senate, her first meeting as chairman will be in March. Many economists think no major policy changes will occur before a

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Garuda to serve regular flights to Labuan Bajo

Antara DENPASAR - PT Garuda Indonesia said it would serve regular flights to the airports of Komodo, Labuhan Bajo, Ende and Tambolaka in East Nusatenggara (NTT).

new chairman takes over. This week’s meeting is the first since Obama announced Oct. 9 his choice of Yellen to be chairman. David Jones, chief economist at DMJ Advisors and the author of several books on the Fed, said her status could change the dynamics. “Bernanke is essentially a lame duck, and Yellen has not yet taken over,” Jones said. “It will make the Fed more cautious.” Yellen is still expected to win Senate confirmation, but a vote by the full Senate may not come until January. The Senate Banking Committee is considering holding a hearing on the nomination Nov. 14.

‘World’s first’ bitcoin ATM opens in Canada Agence France-Presse

VANCOUVER - Three young entrepreneurs have opened what they call the world’s first ATM able to exchange bitcoins for any official currency. The machine inaugurated Tuesday, delivered to Vancouver in Western Canada by Robocoin, an American manufacturer, stands against a wall of a popular coffee shop, and resembles an ordinary cash ATM. However, instead of cash transactions it swaps Canadian dollars for bitcoins, the virtual currency of the Internet invented in 2008 by an anonymous computer scientist known only by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Customers lined up Tuesday to use the ATM, then used their smart phones to buy coffee and muffins at the Waves coffee shop. The ATM is the world’s first, said coowner Mitchel Demeter, a local entrepreneur who started trading in bitcoins several years ago, then earlier this year with two partners set up Bitcoiniacs, a Vancouver storefront money exchange. He and his friends, who were high school students together, said they saw ATMs as a business opportunity. “Nobody had an ATM, everyone was buying and selling on websites,” said Demeter. Customers use a private key - like a bank PIN number - to access their online account of bitcoins on the ATM. They withdraw cash equivalents (the conversion rate is currently about one

bitcoin for $200) from their bitcoins, or deposit cash bills. The machine transfers the money on the Internet via the Canadian VirtEx exchange. Users can then spend their bitcoins with a smartphone, in a similar way to the way interact or credit cards are used, or by transferring the money to purchase goods online. “It’s the currency of the Internet, as real as any other,” said Demeter. The volatile currency is as yet unregulated by any government in the world, and it has had a share of notoriety by being used in the drug trade. Germany, however, became the first country in the world earlier this year to declare bitcoins a “private currency.” And earlier this month investors were startled when a senior investment officer with giant hedge fund Fortress Investment Group said bitcoins could be used as a cheaper way of transferring money in countries with weak banking systems, the Financial Times reported. In Vancouver, bitcoins are accepted by some 15 local businesses, from coffee shops to a landscaping business. Bitcoins are also increasingly common in several hotspots around the world, especially San Francisco, Berlin, and Argentina, and accepted by online companies such as Wordpress. David Lowy, a city businessman who used his smart phone to transfer .0101 bitcoins to the Waves barista, for a cup of dark coffee worth $2 (Canadian), said Vancouver was a likely candidate to claim the first

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The photo shows Labuan Bajo beautiful scenery. PT Garuda Indonesia said it would serve regular flights to the airports of Komodo, Labuhan Bajo, Ende and Tambolaka in East Nusatenggara (NTT).

“Starting December, we would make maiden flights from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International airport to the Komodo, Labuan Bajo and Ende airports,” a Vice President of the country’s flag carrier Ari Suryanta said in Labuan Bajo on Wednesday. The state airline would serve regular flights everyday between Ngurah Rai and the three airports, Ari, a vice president for domestic flights said. He said the routes are potential for tourist flights and growing number of people are traveling between East Nusatenggara and other regions especially Bali and Java. Tourist destinations in the regency of Manggarai Barat such as the Komodo National Park and Batu Cermin began to attract many tourists, he said. “Garuda would provide higher quality services than provided by other airlines which already serve the routes,” he said. He said Garuda will use its ATR-70/600 to serve the routes. The flights by Garuda to start

on December 3, are expected to draw more tourists to NTT especially to the regency of Manggarai Barat, he said. Deputy Regent of Manggarai Barat Maximus Gasa said the district administration welcomes the plan of Garuda to serve regular flights to that district as it would give the local people more alternatives in using means of transport. “The plan is expected to contribute to faster development of the economy of the district,” Maximus said. There have been other airlines serving flights between Manggarai Barat and Bali but more often departures and arrivals are not as given in the flight scheduled, he said. “The airlines could not guarantee a fixed hour of departure. The passengers often have to wait for hours or cancel flights,” he added. He said Garuda is expected to change the condition and give the passengers greater flight convenience.

Future of Gianyar art and culture worrying Bali Post

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Three young entrepreneurs have opened what they call the world’s first ATM able to exchange bitcoins for any official currency. bitcoin ATM because the wealthy city is popular with Internet entrepreneurs. One of the ATM’s first customers was Mike Yeung, a business student at the

city campus of Simon Fraser University, where he helped set up a university bitcoin club, one of a handful of such clubs in the world.

GIANYAR - The future of Gianyar art and culture is very worrying. This can be seen from the development of the current globalization era that also brings in the influence of global culture. Pressure of global cultural will be very easy to hit, even submerges the culture including local wisdom integrated in it. This condition is seen from various problems faced by the current culture of Gianyar. A variety of issues faced include the commercialization leading to the routine and indifference of quality, marginalization of the art and artists at their own home, lack of art maestros as they are growing old and rare regeneration, dying of the tourism art by local competition and unfair external pressure, dynamics of art leading to involution, lethargy and poor innovation, and moral crisis, minus the character and stagnation of societal welfare index. It was ex-

pressed by the drafting team of the Gianyar Cultural Blueprint consisting of I Wayan Geriya and Prof. Dr. I Wayan Dibia on Tuesday (Oct 29) amid the preparation of the Gianyar cultural revitalization seminar on Wednesday (Oct 30) in the Gianyar Cultural Center. Preparation of the Gianyar Cultural Blueprint also involved the Bali Cultural Studies from the Udayana University. According to Geriya, the problem was aggravated by the emergence of indifference to the distinctive values forming the art and cultural identity of Gianyar. It had led to indifference to the purity of creativity as well as the excessive exploitation of cultural forms existing in Gianyar region. “Such conditions cannot be allowed to continue because it will jeopardize the future of Gianyar art and culture,” said Geriya. Gianyar County so far had declared itself as the ‘land of the art,’ but until now it had not

owned a blueprint for the art and culture itself. The blueprint of the art and culture would become the revitalization effort that had been planned, directed, structured and measured for the preservation of the art and culture in Gianyar. Equity of the existing monopoly of the art and culture occurred all this time in Gianyar could also be made with the existence of the Gianyar art and cultural blueprint,” said Prof. Dr. I Wayan Dibia. Revitalization of the Gianyar art and culture was intended as a strategic effort to raise the arts and culture that so far tended to be considered an unimportant source of entertainment and decoration for human life whereas they posed a vital and great power to strengthen the dignity and human civilization as a whole. All this time, the art and culture had been exploited as a commodity in tourism industry. As a result, their existence was then determined by the market demand

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Balinese children performed a dance during Bali Art Festival. The future of Gianyar art and culture is very worrying. This can be seen from the development of the current globalization era that also brings in the influence of global culture. and this would be attempted to be revitalized in order to become a driving force in improving the

quality of humanity, civilization and social welfare in a broader sense for Gianyar. (kmb16)


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From early sex to ‘be trafficked’ via social media

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FILE - In this June 19, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, arrive for a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin.

The project in Nusa Penida

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Submarine cable of PLN broken off

Power supply disrupted, alternate outage applies Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Submarine power cable of PT PLN Bali to Nusa Penida, Klungkung, through the Java-Bali interconnection network apparently has been broken off since last month. As a result, the total electricity supply to Nusa Penida was disrupted. Meanwhile, to overcome the problem, the PLN re-maximized its generator set as ever before to provide electric service to surrounding residents. However, since it did not suffice it was then applied an alternate blackout. Breakdown in the power cable was revealed by one of the residents, Dewa Santana, Tuesday (Oct 29). He said the alternate blackout had occurred since last Monday, so residents should be willing to get the lighting from PLN in turn. Such condition was also justified by the subdistrict head of Nusa Penida, Ketut Sukla, on Tuesday. He admitted the breakdown of submarine power cable was once questioned by local residents. “After that, I asked the PLN, in fact it was said to have been caused by the breakdown on the submarine cable,” he said. He added the cable breakdown was caused by the quite heavy ocean currents between Bali Island and the Nusa Penida Islands. Sukla said that according to the answers he received from the PLN, the swift ocean currents also caused the cable required to increase from 18 kilometer to

22 kilometers. Sukla had asked when the submarine cable could have been repaired. However, the management of PLN did not dare to make sure when the repair could be completed. Associated with breakdown of the submarine cable, PLN also said it had sent a letter to the subdistrict government. Apparently, other than the damage to submarine cable, two wind-powered power plants with the capacity of 2 MW in Nusa Penida were also out of order. As consequence, the power supply in Nusa Penida to the home of residents was also disrupted. He claimed not to know how long the situation would occur. His party simply asked the residents of Nusa Penida to be patient because the PLN was still carrying out a repair. Sukla added the breakdown of submarine power cable also caused the

operation of the Guyangan raw water to be disrupted. Practically, the operation of Guyangan water source then only used a generator set. As a result, the Guyangan water supply was often jammed and kindled some complaints from Nusa Penida residents. Recently, the operation of raw water source from Guyangan stagnated for a month. To anticipate such condition and since the generator was unable to operate fully for Guyangan water source, the water supply to the homes of residents was also performed in turn. Installation of the submarine power cable to Nusa Penida by PT PLN Bali had been done since the middle of last year. Previously, installation of the submarine power cable had drawn a protest from the lovers of coral reefs in Nusa Penida because the installation of submarine cables to Nusa Penida was made through Saba Beach, Gianyar. Damage to the coral reef reached 914.3 square meters. This figure included the impact of coral reef areas reaching 727.4 square meters and 186.9 square meters belonging to low impact. Then, the impact of vessel’s anchor surveyed on April 10, 2013 reached 2,960 square meters. (kmb31)

Germany’s Merkel sends top foreign adviser to press U.S. over spying Reuters

BERLIN - Angela Merkel’s top foreign affairs and intelligence advisers will quiz officials in Washington on Wednesday over the activities of U.S. spies in Germany, including allegations they tapped the German chancellor’s phone. The visit is one of a series of trips by high-ranking German and European Union officials to the United States this week after revelations of the scale of the surveillance triggered outrage and shattered European trust in Washington. Merkel wants the United States to agree a “no spying” deal with Berlin and Paris by the end of the year and to stop alleged espionage against two of Washington’s closest EU allies. “I can confirm that the two top aides from the chancellery are in Washington for talks today,” said her spokesman Steffen Seibert.

“As you see we are in a process of intense contact with our U.S. partners on the intelligence and political levels, and this process of contact and investigation will take more time.” “The talks aim to set up a new foundation for trust,” he told a news conference. The White House did not deny reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) had monitored Merkel’s phone but said no such surveillance was taking place now. Wednesday’s visit comes a day after a European Union team met the head of the NSA, army General

Keith Alexander, and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who leads the Senate Intelligence Committee. Later this week the heads of Germany’s domestic and foreign intelligence agencies will also travel to Washington. European lawmaker Elmar Brok, a German national, told German daily Bild that his meeting with the U.S. officials produced no breakthroughs but did generate good signals. “Our talks showed that the Americans recognize the immense political damage caused by this affair and are open to more transparency,” he said. The U.S. Congress is weighing new legislative proposals that could limit some of the NSA’s more expansive electronic intelligence collection programs.

TOKYO — Japanese regulators on Wednesday gave final approval for the removal of fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor building considered the highest risk at a crippled nuclear plant. Removing the fuel rods from the Unit 4 cooling pool is the first major step in a decommissioning process that is expected to last decades at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, where three reactors melted down after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Nuclear Regulation Authority said at its weekly meeting that the proposal by the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., is appropriate and that the removal can start in November as planned. “It’s a major step toward decommissioning,” said Toyoshi Fuketa, one of the authority’s five commissioners. “Moving the fuel rods out of Unit 4 can significantly reduce the risk at the plant.” The Unit 4 reactor was offline when the plant was hit by the disasters, but the building was damaged by hydrogen explosions and fire. Fuel rods in the pool, however, have since been properly cooled and are safe enough to remove, officials said. TEPCO has reinforced the structure around the pool and says the Unit 4 building can survive a major

earthquake, but the unenclosed pool on the unit’s top floor, which contains 1,533 fuel rods, has caused international concern. About 200 of the rods that are unused and safer are expected to be the first to be removed. The Unit 4 cooling pool has attracted international attention in part because early in the crisis it was suspected to have dried up, when in fact there was enough water to cover the rods, keeping them from melting. TEPCO last year plucked two unused fuel rod units out of the pool and said no major corrosion or damage was found in them. Nuclear regulatory chairman Shunichi Tanaka, however, warned that removing the fuel rods from Unit 4 would be difficult because of the risk posed by debris that fell into the pool during the explosions. “It’s a totally different operation than removing normal fuel rods from a spent fuel pool,” Tanaka said at a regular news conference. “They need to be handled extremely carefully and closely monitored. You should never rush or force them out, or they may break.” He said it would be a disaster if fuel rods are pulled forcibly and are damaged or break open when dropped from the pool, located about 30 meters (100 feet) above ground, releasing highly radioactive material. “I’m much more worried about this than contaminated water,” Tanaka said.

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Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) President Naomi Hirose, right , Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) Chairman Shunichi Tanaka, second from left, and Secretary-General of the NRA Katsuhiko Ikeda bow prior to their meeting in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

China police hold five over Tiananmen ‘terror attack’ Agence France Presse

Beijing - Chinese police have captured five suspects over a “terrorist attack” in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, they said Wednesday, the first time authorities have admitted to such a strike taking place in the capital. Beijing police said on a verified social media account that three people in the sports utility vehicle

which crashed in the symbolic heart of the Chinese state and burst into flames on Monday, all of whom died, were from the same family -one man, his wife and his mother. The car had a licence plate identifying it as from the restive western region of Xinjiang, police said, and the names given for the trio sounded like ones used by the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority.

Another five people have been arrested in connection with the case, police said. It was a “carefully planned, organised and premeditated violent terrorist attack”, the statement said, adding that the car carried petrol, knives and banners bearing extremist religious content. The suspects crashed the vehicle, “ignited the petrol inside the car so the car caught on fire” and the three

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Denpasar (Bali Post)— Advances in information technology and convenient features occur at this time, if without accompanied by the fortress of faith and strong moral as well as the attention and comfort of the family, will have a negative impact for the growth and development of teenagers. Even, the latest case indicated that teenagers to have been ‘trafficked’ through social networking. They were photographed with sexy dress and could be booked to serve customers. More sadly, most of those teenagers did it so voluntarily. In fact, their clienteles were also teenagers. It was revealed by child and teenager psychologist, Dyah Ayu Kartika Paramita. According to her, the case of teenagers who were ‘trafficked’ on the social networking was the most saddening. “On the one hand, there was adult becoming the broker and trafficking the teenagers. On the other hand, those teenagers did it voluntarily,” said Dyah when met on Tuesday (Oct 29). She continued that most of the teenagers ‘trafficked’ were no longer virgin and already had sex with their boyfriend. Considering it normal, those teenagers served the clients like serving their own boyfriend. Having early sex posed a phenomenon that started affecting the current teenagers socially. Their reason to do it was not for the sake of money but because of their curiosity to experience of having sex or just wanted to be said cool. By all means, the advances in technology and information could not be blocked, but adults, especially parents should give their children the fortress at early stage so they could filter out what was good and bad coming from the outside. Basically, teenage period was a transitional period from childhood to adulthood. In this period, a rapid growth occurred both psychically and physically. “Within this period, there is also a very strong biological need. If it is kindled by things of sexual nature without any shield, it will turn hazardous,” said Dyah. Communication, affection, praise, attention, security, moral education, faith and feeling to be loved in domestic environment were important keys of juvenile defense against negativity. When they did not get it, they would surely look for all of them outside there. According to Dyah, teenagers having a strong shield of faith and moral will reject by themselves when they were given a sexual-related show. She continued that if biological drive appearing when teenagers were not directed to something positive pursuant to the activities for channeling their talent, they would likely fall into sexual behavior. “There must be a distraction so their biological drive can be channeled into positive activities such as basketball, music and other martial arts,” said Dyah. Parents should also be able to make themselves as a role model and a revered figure by teenagers. Providing sex education from an early age to children was also an important key to their future development. (san)

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people inside “died at the scene”. Police said two tourists were killed in the incident, which took place close to a huge portrait of Mao Zedong hanging from the walls of the Forbidden City, and that another 40 people were injured. Police had alerted hotels in the capital to look out for eight suspects from Xinjiang, most of them apparently from China’s mainly Muslim

Uighur ethnic minority, who are concentrated in the region. Witnesses and reports said that in Monday’s incident a vehicle drove along a stretch of pavement near the Forbidden City, a former imperial palace and popular tourist site next to Tiananmen Square, knocking over pedestrians before bursting into flames, in what appeared to be a deliberate act.


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UN confirms 10 polio cases in northeast Syria Associated Press Writer

GENEVA — The U.N.’s health agency said Tuesday it has confirmed 10 polio cases in northeast Syria, the first confirmed outbreak of the diseases in the country in 14 years, with a risk of spreading across the region. Officials are awaiting lab results on another 12 cases showing polio symptoms, said World Health Organization spokesman Oliver Rosenbauer. Rosenbauer said the confirmed cases are among babies and toddlers, all under 2, who were “under-immunized.” The polio virus, a highly contagious disease, usually infects children in unsanitary conditions through the consumption of food or liquid contaminated with feces. It attacks the nerves and can kill or paralyze, and can spread widely and unnoticed before it starts crippling children. “This is a communicable disease — with population movements it can travel to other areas,” said Rosenbauer. “So the risk is high of spread across the region.” Syria had launched a vaccination campaign around the country days af-

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — A hospital that was once the last stop for thousands of people sickened by tuberculosis is now a popular haunt among ghost hunters and paranormal enthusiasts who say some of the former patients still lurk behind creaky doors and in lonely patient rooms. The public can tour the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, including the underground tunnel where the dead

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 photo, volunteer Horace Reid, 58, waits outside an X-ray van, parked outside a homeless shelter, in London. In 2009, Reid got tested on the van after he and several friends ran to catch a bus.

Information Center at Ngurah Rai Airport needs arranging

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DENPASAR - The presence of information center at Ngurah Rai Airport needs to be arranged because at the moment the tourism players just place leaflets so it gives a messy impression. Meanwhile, there is not officer in charge of giving oral information to visitors.

ter the Geneva-based WHO said it had received reports of children showing symptoms of polio in Syria’s Deir elZour province, but the campaign faces difficulty with lack of access in many parts of the war-torn country. Nearly all Syrian children were vaccinated against the disease before the civil war began more than 2 ½ years ago. Polio was last reported in Syria in 1999. The Syrian conflict, which began as a largely peaceful uprising against President Bashar Assad in March 2011, has triggered a humanitarian crisis on a massive scale, killing more than 100,000 people, driving nearly 7 million more from their homes and devastating cities and towns. U.N. officials have warned of the spread of disease in Syria because of lack of access to basic hygiene and vaccinations.

were once hauled away, their bodies often rejected by relatives terrified of contracting the disease. “When you have that kind of death, you can’t help but to think there might be a spirit lingering around that just isn’t happy,” said Charlie Mattingly, who owns the building. Waverly Hills is listed alongside other vacant institutional buildings — like the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia and West Virginia’s Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum — that have become

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a popular destination for ghost hunters, thanks to a chilling real-life history. The site also has been featured on several ghost and Halloween-themed television shows. “It’s almost an everyday occurrence here when we have the overnighters come in, they all claim they see apparitions, ghosts, shadow movements, things like that,” Mattingly said. Mattingly, whose father worked at Waverly Hills, said he has records showing thousands died at the hospital before it was closed as a TB facility in 1961 after the development of antibiotics that could treat the disease. The hospital was one of many built in the early part of the 20th century for patients of tuberculosis, who were highly contagious and needed to be isolated from the general public. Mattingly and others who now operate tours at the site said Waverly Hills has a few popular ghost legends that generate the most inquiries from visitors. They include the stories of a nurse who committed suicide on one of the upper floors; an angry, unwelcoming older male; and the spirit of a small child nicknamed Timmy, who plays with balls that are placed around the hospital. Mike Flickner, a guide and paranormal investigator at Waverly Hills, said he has been convinced for years the place is filled with spirits of the dead. “I’ve locked doors before and watched them unlock themselves and open up. I’ve seen a tub of concrete slide by itself,” Flickner said.

Some troops turn to liposuction to pass fat test Associated Press Writer

SAN DIEGO — Troops often call plastic surgeon Adam Tattelbaum in a panic. They need liposuction — fast. Some military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from their waists in a desperate attempt to pass the Pentagon’s body fat test, which relies on measurements of the neck and waist and can determine their future prospects in the military. “They come in panicked about being kicked out or getting a demerit that will hurt their chances at a promotion,” the Rockville, Maryland, surgeon said. Service members complain that the Defense Department’s method of estimating body fat weeds out not just flabby physiques but bulkier, muscular builds. Fitness experts agree and have joined the calls for the military’s fitness standards to be revamped. They say the Pentagon’s weight tables are outdated and do not reflect that Americans are now bigger, though not necessarily less healthy. Defense officials say the test ensures troops are ready for the rigors of combat. The military does not condone surgically altering one’s body to pass the test, but liposuction is not banned. The Pentagon insists that only a small fraction of service members who exceed body fat limits perform well on fitness tests. “We want everybody to succeed,” said Bill Moore, director of the Navy’s Physical Readiness Program. “This isn’t an organization that trains them and says, ‘Hey, get the heck out.’” The Defense Department’s “tape test” uses neck and waist measurements rather than the body mass index, a system based on an individual’s height and weight that is widely used in the civilian world.

It was revealed by Executive Director of the Bali Hotel Association (BHA), Djinaldi Gosana. Information Center at the airport would be a source of information that could explain about the needs of travelers when arriving in Bali such as about the fee of porter, taxi charges and other information. “Now, the tourism perpetrators only place brochures so it gives messy impression. Actually, the existence of tourist information center can help travelers who need information about tourism at the airport,” he said. He hoped the airport authority could facilitate the provision of tourist information center for Bali tourism stakeholders. Meanwhile, the tourism industry was responsible for providing human resources and information needed by tourists. “We are ready to supply the human resources having the task to provide information to tourists at Ngurah Rai Airport,” he said. According to him, the provision of information center at the airport for the benefit of tourists should be coordinated with the airport authorities. “Rather than preparing brochures on tour packages looking messy, it will be better to provide human resources in the information center,” he said. He was optimistic that information center would provide the first impression for tourists on the service of Bali tourism. Those who were just arriving at Ngurah Rai Airport needed to get a lot of information about tourism facilities through the information center. Secretary of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) of Denpasar, AA Ngurah Adhi Ardhana, also said earlier that county and municipal government could take advantage of Ngurah Rai Airport as a medium to do promotion.

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People passed the information flight at Ngurah Rai International Airport. The presence of information center at Ngurah Rai Airport needs to be arranged because at the moment the tourism players just place leaflets so it gives a messy impression. The airport was the starting point where travelers set foot for the first time in Bali. “All this time, tourists who come just know about Kuta, Denpasar and Gianyar because they do not receive information regarding other destinations in Bali. To get the same portion, do not keep silent, they (counties/municipality—Ed) must attempt to capture them through promotions at the airport,” he said.

He argued that uneven distribution of tourism was inseparable from the effort of the county/municipality that had not made use of the existing promotional media to the fullest. Actually, such an effort had been carried out in some countries for an even tourism distribution. “They (governments) can open a counter to promote their tourism potentials. When re-

quired, each tourist destination prepares a shuttle bus to transport tourists who want to visit their destination,” he said. He was optimistic that by promoting the existing tourist destination thoroughly, travelers would be interested in visiting the region outside Southern Bali. “The government should also support this effort by providing adequate infrastructure,” he said. (kmb27)

Bali minimal wage 2014 inappropriate with living cost Bali Post

DENPASAR - The agreement of Bali Provincial Wage Council to set a provincial minimal wage (UMP) of Bali in 2014 amounting to IDR 1,320,000 or an increase of about 13 percent, is considered by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Warmadewa University, IGN Sanjaya, to have not been appropriate with the current living cost. Even, it was still far from the standard of feasible living. “Considering the position of Bali as a tourist destination soaking in dollars, the amount of minimal wage is very contradictory. It

should be comparable to that of Jakarta and other major cities in Indonesia,” said IGN Sanjaya in Denpasar. He said the higher standard of minimal wage would increase the social welfare. As had been known, Balinese people were mostly workers. By observing the existing condition, the provincial minimal wage was ideally at least IDR 1.5 million. “This amount can only be used to live modestly, but not included in feasible category,” he said. Nevertheless, he admitted the current economic condition was hitting the world of business. How-

ever, when looking at the stable development of tourism sector in Bali that had even increased lately, the concerns of employers of being unable to pay the minimal wage was something excessive. “The government should urge large businesses to provide feasible wages for their employees. Meanwhile, smaller companies should be given compensation,” he said. The Bali Provincial Wage Council had agreed the provincial minimal wage (UMP) of Bali in 2014 at the amount of IDR 1,320,000. Such amount increased compared to that of 2013 amounting to IDR

1,181,000 or showing an increase of about 13 percent. The wage council had to pass through a long way to reach the agreement. At the moment, the wage council was preparing everything to be submitted to the Governor of Bali that would be further set up as a decree. On the other hand, the Minister of Manpower and Resettlement, Muhaimin Iskandar, requested the provincial minimal wage (UMP) in 2014 set by the governor could be undertaken on time, so the workers and employers could work together to achieve it. Even, he asked the

minimal wage having been endorsed should not be revised again so as not to trigger a polemic. The minister hoped the National Wage Council, Provincial Wage Council as well as Municipal Wage Council to no longer differ over the stipulation of the wages in the effort to avoid any conflicts in the region as frequently happened. Additionally, he expected the cooperation between the employers and labor unions to prevent any layoffs and the suspension to the implementation of the minimal wage that in 2013 showed a significant increase. (kmb27)


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Median garden at Renon roundabout refurbished

The plastic garbage is pilling up in one corner of Denpasar.

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Waste, a time bomb for Bali PRETTY much waste production in Denpasar becomes a problem of its own in managing the city look. Moreover, the waste management has not been going on well. Even, the pattern of waste management is just moving the problem. It increasingly prolongs the chaotic problem handling in the city with cultural vision. Not to mention, many garbage trucks are out of order. to reduce the waste brought to landfill. “It is called the community-based waste management that can handle it from the upstream to downstream,” he explained. Meanwhile, the fund allocated to Sanitation and Landscaping Agency in the amended regional budget 2013 reached over IDR 22 billion. Large amount of budget allocation disbursed to the Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency in 2013 drew the attention of the ranks of the Budget Committee in the Denpasar House. Aside from realizing a number of targets pursuant to the Middle Term Development Plan (RPJMD), the fund allocation was also to complete the facilities and infrastructures required by the agency in performing its duties while maintaining the urban

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Secretary of the Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), Dewa Sayoga, recently said the waste handling needed to be done by involving the cooperation and coordination with all community components. It should be carried from the upstream to downstream, so it could be useful to society, healthy for people and safe for the environment. “In other words, the waste handling should be done in a good system because many obstacles found in the waste handling,” he said. Dewa Sayoga said the waste production in Denpasar reached 2,700 cubic meters or 800 tons each day. Of that amount, about 30 percent was non-organic waste. On that account, he considered it positive the emergence of waste banks in Denpasar

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sanitation. “With this funding, we hope the agency can realize the urban sanitation by winning the Adipura trophy this year,” said Deputy Chairman of the Denpasar House, I Wayan Mariyana Wandhira. Meanwhile, the Head of Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, I Ketut Wisada, explained that of over IDR 22 billion of budget allocated would be taken advantage seriously to complete the facilities and infrastructures, especially for the garbage truck in order to reach the ideal amount, namely 96 trucks. On that account, the transport of waste on hundreds of road sections could be served well. “At the moment, we do the waste transportation at night and early morning before 06:00 a.m.,” said Wisada. (ara)

A number of road median garden at strategic locations in Denpasar started to get refurbishment. One of them is the median garden at Renon roundabout. The arrangement was made to the elevation of the traffic island concrete edge. Not only that, the type of plants will also be rejuvenated. The Head of Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), I Ketut Wisada, when met in Denpasar Mayor’s office, Tuesday (Oct 29), said that some improvements would be made to the median garden. Ketut Wisada said the project cultivation would be completed by the end of this year because the work was only the elevation to the traffic island concrete edge. Meanwhile, the plant arrangement and rejuvenation did not take a long time. “At the end of this year, it will have been completed because the type of work is not too large,” said Wisada. He mentioned the median garden at Renon roundabout would also be equipped with a fountain. All this time, it was only equipped with a waterfall that could be operated any time. To beautify the hero statue above it, his party would also equip with a fountain underneath. “The concept is similar to the one applied at the Catur Muka Statue,” he said. Previously, the median garden arrangement on Jalan Raya Puputan Renon had been done. Other than added with fencing, the existing plants were also rejuvenated. He said it was carried out to give a more beautiful impression. Otherwise, it would give monotonous impression. “The type of plant in the median garden may not be left too long. So, it must always get innovation,” said Wisada. As reported previously, for the year 2013, the Sanitation and Landscaping Agency had 15 activity programs with a total budget of IDR 97,228,225,188. Of the 15 activity programs, most budgets were focused on the improvement of operation and maintenance of infrastructure and waste facility amounting to IDR 25,303,878,300. “They are all intended for the operation of sanitation needs,” said Wisada. For the provision of waste management infrastructure was budgeted at IDR 18,545,675,000. “They are mostly allocated for provision of equipment such as chain saw, container and mowers,” said the former Assistant II of the Regional Secretariat of Denpasar Municipality. (kmb12)

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While in Nusa Lembongan, visit the interesting Lembongan village seaweed farms, Jungut Batu Beach or Sandy Bay for sunset, discover the Mangrove Forest, Underground House, Devil’s Tears, Panorama Point to capture the beauty of whole Nusa Lembongan and Jumping

Point in Nusa Ceningan – right next to Nusa Lembongan. May until October (dry season) is the best time of year for surfing and an excellent chance for the divers to see Sunfish (mola-mola). Green Season (December to February) is a great time to enjoy the island without

Calendar Event for October 4 through 28 , 2013 4 Oct Tilem Sasih Ketiga Odalan Ida Ratu Geng Penataran Agung Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Raja Puraus di Merajan Seloding Besakih Pura Ulun Kulkuk Besakih 6 Oct Saniscara Pon Julungwangi Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Kayuputih Buleleng 8 Oct Anggarkasih Julungwangi Pura Tirtaharum Tegalwangi Bangli Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangguntiti Jakatebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Sangsit Buleleng Pura Dalem Waturenggong Taro Tegalalang Pura Ibu (Pura Kaja) Wanasari Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Tulikup Pura manik Bingin Sidemen 9 Oct Buda Umanis Julungwangi Pura Penetaran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Banjar Pande Bangli Pura Puncaksari Pdi Sangeh Abiansemal Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Sanak Sapta Resi Sidan Gianyar Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Jakatebel Merajan Pasek Prateka Batusesa Merajan Jeroan Dauh Cemenggon Cemenggon Pura Puseh Penegil Darma Kubutambahan Singaraja. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar Pura Dalem Maya Blahbatuh Gianyar Linggih Bhatara Kayu Selem Besakih

The workers are finishing the project in Renon area, Denpasar

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17 Oct Wraspati Wage Sungsang Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Tampuagan Tembuku Bangli Odalan Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Petemon Merajan Pasek Gelgel Melinggih Odalan Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Dewa Besakih 19 Oct Purnama Sasih Kapat Bathara Tiga Sakti Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Meru Cakra Lombok Pura Lempuyang Madya Karangasem Pura Penerejon Kintamani Pura Pulaki Buleleng Pura Tirta Empul Tampak Siring Pura Puseh, Pura Desa, Pura Penataran, Pura

Luhuring Akasa, Bhatara Hyang Basukih Desa Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Tirta Negari Singapadu Pura Puseh, Desa, Penataran Tangsub Sukawati Pura Penataran Agung Tegallalang Pura Desa Denjalan, Tegaltamu, Tegehe, Batu Yang lan Batuaji Batubulan Pura Puseh Singakerta Ubud Pura Nataran Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Bakuang Ceningan Nusa Penida Pura Pasek Getas Kawan Kedewataan Ubud Pura Agung Dukuh Sakti Pangku Subami Braban Pura Pasek Gelgel Carik Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Klanting Dukuh Krambitan Pura Pasek Bendesa Mas Gadungan Selemadeg Pura Agung Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Selemadeg Pura Penataran Pasek Kayu Putih Bandem Karangasem Pura Puseh Werdi Agung Bolang Mangondow Sulut Pura Dukuh Segening Wangsiang Karangasem Pura Dalem Khayangan Arya Gajahpara Sukaluwih Tejakula Buleleng Pura Pasraman Suci Renon Denpasar Pura Penataran Agung Kertabumi Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Jakarta Pura Luhur Waisnawa Asah Badung Sepang Buleleng Pura Ulun Danu Batur Songan Kintamani Pura Agung Bhuwana Skyline Jayapura Papua Pura Dalem Bengkel Banjar Benoh Ubung Denpasar Merajan Suci Geriya Penataran Banjar Gemeh Denpasar Pura Pejengaji Tegalalang Pura Panti PasekGelgel Desa Meliling Kerambitan Pura Pejenengan Dukuh Ogan Desa Sangkan Gunung Rendang Karangasem Pura Dadia Dukuh Segening Desa Swastika Buana Saputih Banyak Lampung Tengah Pura Dukuh Sakti Belatung Kukuh Kerambitan Pura Gumang (Bukit Juru) Desa Bugbug Karangasem Pura Kawitan Arya Samping Banjar Langon Kapal Pura Pejenengan Pule Sari Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem Pura Segara Penimbangan Banjar Galiran Desa Bakti Seraga Buleleng Pura Puseh Yeh Ulakan Desa Suana Nusa Penida Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani

Pura Pasek Tangkas Kori Agung Kukuh kerambitan Pura Penataran Ubud Pura Luhur Giri Kusuma Dauh Peken Blahbatuh Pemerajan Agung Jambe Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman Sari Busungbiu Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Giri Jagat Nata Ketewel Sukawati Pura Dang Khayangan Penataran Agung BaturningMambal Abiansemal 22 Oct Penampahan Galungan 23 Oct Hari Raya Galungan Pura Wakika Kupang, NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang, NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung I Jakarta Timur Pura Mustika Dharma Kompleks Kopassus Cijantung Jakarta Timur. 24 Oct Wraspati Umanis Dungulan Pura Watukaru Tabanan Pura Lempuyang Luhur Karangasem Pura Kentel Gumi Klungkung Pura Pasek Gaduh Umadesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Penebel Tabanan Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Tiyingan Merajan Pasek Gaduh Umadesa. 25 Oct Sukra Paing Dungulan Pura Ulun Suwi Jimbaran, Badung Pura Luhur Cemenggon, Sukawati Pura Pasek Ubung Denpasar 26 Oct Saniscara Pon Dungulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung 27 Oct Redite Paing Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekar Mukti Batubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi Badung 28 Oct Soma Kliwon Kuningan Pura Desa Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah Selemadeg Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuan Busungbiu Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan

the crowds. Nusa Lembongan is renown for a lower rainfall when compared to Bali. Festive Season is and excellent time to enjoy with loved ones, friends or family, and by the beginning of the year, Nusa Lembongan, has cooler, more comfortable temperatures.

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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Marilyn Monroe to join Madame Tussauds collection Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Marilyn Monroe will be remembered in wax at the Madame Tussauds museum in Washington. The museum is unveiling its newest wax figure Wednesday. It will be displayed initially at Washington’s O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street. An exhibit about the late Hollywood star will also include a pin-up calendar and photographs, as well as a shampoo advertisement and lunchbox featuring Monroe. Monroe died 51 years ago but remains a pop culture phenomenon. She was well known for films that included

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A set of X-rays of Marilyn Monroe is seen in this handout photo provided by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California October 7, 2013. A physician’s notes on Marilyn Monroe that indicate that the Hollywood sex symbol had undergone cosmetic surgery will be up for sale next month along with a set of her X-rays, an auction house said on October 8, 2013.

Taiwan pop star alleges fecal matter thrown at car Associated Press Writer

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DENPASAR - Hindu leaders on holiday island of Bali Tuesday lashed out at a government plan to attract more tourists to their most sacred temple as “degrading” to Hinduism. The row highlighted concerns that Bali’s booming tourism industry is a double-edged sword, as it threatens to erode the Hindu culture which is part of the attraction for the millions who visit the

The 26-year-old singer told reporters Tuesday that two motorcyclists approached his van asking for autographs before the attack. He said his driver was hit and suffered bruises while pursuing the motorcyclists, but Hsaio himself was unharmed. Hsiao said he was outraged by Monday’s incident and called on the authorities to find the culprits, saying “I demand an answer.” He said the attackers asked if it was his car, so he believes they were looking for him, but he said he had no known enemies and did not know who would want to harm him. “I hope whoever hired these two men gets the harshest punishment,” Hsiao said. “I hope whoever was paid to do this... I want them to know, they will regret it.” Police are investigating but have taken no one into custody. Known for his explosive high notes, Hsiao rose to Mandarin pop prominence after appearing on the “Super Star Boulevard” talent show in 2007.

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Hindus angered by sacred temple tourism plan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese pop star Jam Hsiao said he’s outraged by an alleged attack in which two autograph-seekers threw a bucket of fecal matter into his van.

FILE - In this July 6, 2013 file photo, Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao gestures upon arrival for the 24th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan.

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tropical island. The Indonesian Hindu Association’s concerns centred on a government decision to include the Besakih temple and the volcano upon which it sits on an official list of sites to be developed for tourism. “These sites are the centre of the universe for us Balinese Hindus, and we are worried that by making it an official tourist destination, our spiritual lives will be disrupted,” association head Ngurah Sudiana

told AFP. “We are concerned that our spirituality will be degraded and exploited if these sites are just seen as commercial.” While the sites in eastern Bali already receive considerable numbers of visitors, they are far less crowded than the major tourist areas in the south. Sudiana said he was worried the government plan would change this. “We are worried big buildings for accommodation and entertainment will be erected,” he said. The temple and volcano, in eastern Bali, were included in the list of 88 places across Indonesia to be developed for tourism over a 15-year period.

Besakih, known as the “mother temple” by Balinese Hindus, is a huge, stone complex which sits 1,000 metres (3,000 feet) up the side of Mount Agung, a volcano that has great spiritual significance for Bali’s Hindus. The tourism ministry plans to improve tourism links and accommodation at the selected destinations to boost an industry that is often criticised as underdeveloped compared with neighbours like Thailand and Malaysia. The list was first drawn up in 2011 but Hindu leaders have spoken out amid growing unease on Bali about the pace of development. The tourism ministry defended

the plan, however, and said it planned to hold consultations with Bali’s religious leaders to address their concerns. “We are trying to conserve strategic tourism destinations, not cause any disruption to them. It will certainly bring benefits to the communities,” ministry spokesman Noviendi Makalam said. “There will be no major developments there without consultations with the community first.” As a Hindu-majority island, Bali is an anomaly in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation of around 250 million people and is known for its hedonistic party scene and comparatively relaxed social attitudes.

Hindu leaders on holiday island of Bali Tuesday lashed out at a government plan to attract more tourists to their most sacred temple as “degrading” to Hinduism.

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