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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Carly Rae Jepsen heads to Broadway next year Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen has had her calls returned by Broadway. Producers of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” said Sunday that the Canadian singer-songwriter will take over the role of Cinderella starting Feb. 4 for 12 weeks. She’ll take over from Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes.

The Grammy Award nominee began performing in musical theater in high school. She starred in “Annie,” ‘’The Wiz” and “Grease” before attending the Canadian College of Performing Arts. She’ll join the cast alongside Fran Drescher playing Cinderella’s stepmother. Drescher is an Emmy Award winner for “The Nanny” and takes over Harriet Harris’ role. The Tony-nominated musical has been

File-This photo taken April 19, 2012 shows Canadian singer, Carly Rae Jepsen, posing for photographs following an APTN interview at the Landmark Hotel, London. Jepsen has been called by Broadway.

LOS ANGELES — Over the bustling post-Christmas weekend, Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continued to lead the box office, landing in the No. 1 slot for the third weekend in a row. The Warner Bros. prequel earned $30 million, bringing the domestic gross to $190.3 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Disney’s animated adventure, “Frozen,” took the No. 2 position, earning $28.9 million over the weekend and $248.4 million domestically after six weeks at the multiplex. “’Frozen’ probably had the best release date of the year because they positioned themselves to completely dominate the family film marketplace over the holidays,” said box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak. “To be No. 2 in its sixth week is a total reflection of that.” Reigning box-office champion “Hobbit,” ‘’really contributed to this record box office that we have at the end of the year,” he added. “With ‘Hobbit’ and ‘Frozen,’ we are talking $450 million at the box office between those two films alone. They are absolutely killing it here at the end of the year.” This year is poised

to be a banner one at the box office, and it is projected to surpass 2012’s $10.8 billion by nearly 1 percent, making this the highest annual take ever. Paramount held two slots in the top five over the weekend, with the comedies “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” starring Will Farrell, and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. Sequel “Anchorman 2” came in at No. 3 with $20.2 million, and Martin Scorsese’s dark comedy, “Wolf,” took the No. 5 spot, earning $19 million after opening at No. 2 on Christmas Day with $9.15 million. “Some people are calling the performance of ‘Anchorman’ a bit of a disappointment, but it will be a $100 million gross at the end of the day,” Dergarabedian said. “All of the marketing certainly raised its profile. It will have

a good showing.” “Anchorman” met studio expectations over the Christmas holiday. “We are thrilled and we feel the movie will play well in theaters for a while,” said Don Harris, president of distribution at Paramount. “The first film brought in $84 million, and this one will be well north of that.” At nearly three hours long, “Wolf” does not have as many showings in a day as the rest of the pictures currently in theaters, yet it’s holding its own at the multiplex. “The movie is very much out there in terms of content, and that’s a good thing,” added Harris. “It’s different than anything else in the marketplace. I think people are surprised that it’s a lot of fun.” At No. 4, Sony Pictures corruption saga, “American Hustle,” made $19.6 million. David O. Russell’s entertaining take on the Abscam political corruption undercover investigation of the 1970s, starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, has grossed $60 million domestically and gained seven Golden Globe nominations.

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FILE -This file film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” held off “Anchorman 2” on a busy weekend at the box office. According to studio estimates Sunday, Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” sequel took in $31.5 million in its second weekend of release.

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“Hobbit,” “Frozen” lead box office to record year Associated Press Writer

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France ski accident

Schumacher in coma, ‘critical’ Agence France-Presse

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GRENOBLE - Michael Schumacher, the retired seven-time Formula One champion, was in a critical condition on Monday after suffering severe brain trauma in a skiing accident in the French Alps, doctors said. The German racing legend, who turns 45 on Friday, had been skiing off-piste with his 14-year-old son in the upmarket Meribel resort when he fell and hit his head on a rock. He was “suffering a serious brain trauma with coma on his arrival, which required an immediate neurosurgical operation”, according to the hospital in the southeastern French city of Grenoble where he is being treated. “He remains in a critical condition.” Shortly after the accident Meribel resort director Christophe Gernigon-Lecomte said Schumacher, who had been wearing a helmet, was “conscious but a little agitated”. But when Schumacher fell into coma, doctors realised the damage was worse than initially feared. Two mountain police officers who gave first aid to Schumacher said he was suffering “severe cranial trauma” when they got to him and a helicopter was brought in to evacuate him within 10 minutes. A renowned Parisian neurologist, doctor Gerard Saillant, arrived at the Grenoble hospital in a police car to help take charge of the famous patient. Schumacher’s wife Corinna was at his side with his two children, the hospital said. The hospital statement was signed by the facility’s neurosurgeon, the professor in charge of its anaesthesia/revival unit, and the hospital’s deputy director. Schumacher a ‘crazy daredevil’ News of Schumacher’s accident stunned the Formula One community and his former teammates joined thousands on Twitter in wishing him a speedy recovery.

“My thoughts are with Michael Schumacher at this tough time.. Michael more than anyone has the strength to pull through this,” tweeted British F1 driver Jenson Button. Schumacher’s former teammate at Benetton Martin Brundle wrote on Twitter: “Come on Michael, give us one of those race stints at pure qualifying pace to win through, like you used to. You can do it.” He added that the German was “a crazy brave skydiving/bike racing daredevil”. Brazilian Formula One racing driver Felipe Massa said he was “praying for God to protect you my brother!! I wish you a speedy recovery Michael”, the former Ferrari driver wrote. The next update on Schumacher’s condition would be given at 1000 GMT on Monday, a hospital spokesman said. Police kept guard at the hospital’s entrances as journalists and fans, some wearing the colours of the Formula One legend’s former stable Ferrari, gathered outside awaiting news of his health. Police have opened an investigation into the circumstances of the accident, the ski resort said. Schumacher, who won the last of his world titles in 2004, definitively retired in 2012 in the Brazilian Grand Prix, in which he finished seventh, after an abandoned attempt to quit six years earlier. Since his debut in 1991, the German towered over the sport, winning more Formula One world titles and races than any other. He had a record 91 wins and is

one of only two men to reach 300 grands prix. Schumacher’s duels in his heyday with Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve, fired by an unquenchable competitive spirit, have gone down in Formula One lore. Schumacher was born in January 1969 near Cologne, Germany, the son of a bricklayer who also ran the local go-kart track, where his mother worked in the canteen. By 1987, Schumacher was the German and European go-kart champion and was soon racing professionally. In 1991 he burst into Formula One by qualifying seventh in his debut race in Belgium and a year later he was racing for Benetton,

nating the podium, before trying to retire the first time aged 37. During his retirement he survived a horror accident that knocked him out when racing a motorbike in Spain. That time he was released from hospital after just five hours. But the father of two could not resist the lure o f

the track and in 2010 he signed a three-year deal with Mercedes. But slower reflexes and a less competitive car meant Schumacher could not reproduce his former glory and he quit for good in 2012. His helmet had a message for fans: “Life is about passions -- Thank you for sharing mine.”

where he won his first Formula One grand prix in 1992. After joining Ferrari in 1996, Schumacher achieved infamy by trying to ram Villeneuve off the road at Jerez in the last race of 1997, and was disqualified from the championship as punishment. Over the next decade, he went from strength to strength, domi-

In this Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006 file photo provided by the Ferrari press office, Formula One driver Michael Schumacher speeds down a course in the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort, in the Italian Alps.


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Bali News

Marine debris haunts New Year’s Eve celebration on Kuta Beach Bali Post

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Denpasar Mayor, IB Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, second from left, visited the Denpasar Festival

From Denpasar Festival VI

Introduces typical Balinese cuisines through chef competition

COMMITMENT of Denpasar municipality to raise Balinese cuisines is unquestionable. After holding a professional chef competition prior to Denpasar Festival, it was then held a chef competition for the level of vocational school (SMK) throughout Denpasar in conjunction with the implementation of the Denpasar Festival VI. The chef competition among school children was inspected in person by Denpasar Mayor, IB Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, accompanied by Deputy Mayor IGN Jaya Negara and Deputy Chairperson of PKK Motivator Team of Denpasar, Mrs. Antari Jaya Negara, on Jalan Gajah Mada, Sunday (Dec 29). According to Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, the chef competition was one of the ways to introduce Balinese cuisines among children and teenagers. In the future, this number one official in Denpasar hoped that Balinese culinary competition would be increasingly popular and well known in all circles. Moreover, if the packaging was made better, the Balinese culinary treasure could potentially serve as a souvenir. “Bali cuisines are very potential to serve as souvenir. They just need to be packed creatively in order to look attractive,” he said. The Economic Affairs Division Head of Denpasar Municipality Secretary, I Made Saryawan, said in the chef competition would be assessed how to serve Balinese cuisines ranging from appetizers,

main course to dessert. The idea of developing a chef competition originated in the former royal era. “In addition to introducing Balinese culinary treasures to school children, the chef competition is also one of the ways to promote Balinese food,” he said while adding the chef competition of school level was attended by 14 participants posing the envoy of vocational schools (SMK) in Denpasar. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesian Chef Association (ICA) of Bali Chapter, Komang Adi Arsana, said the chef competition held related to Denpasar Festival 2013 was a serious effort of Denpasar municipality in preserving local wisdom, especially the Balinese culinary tradition. “We would like to express our sincere

gratitude to Denpasar municipality that has provided the opportunity to the ICA Bali to develop the local gastronomic arts,” said Adi Arsana. In developing the Balinese unique culinary tradition, he said, it surely remained to refer to gastronomic norms without tarnishing religious norms. He hoped the cooperation of Denpasar municipality with the circles of professional chef could preserve the national and Balinese culinary treasures in supporting the existing tourism. “The school chef competition is expected to revive the distinctive Balinese food that seems less competitive than fast food. By directly involving our school children, we are optimistic that Balinese food can be promoted more widely,” he said. (ian)

MANGUPURA - The matter of marine debris along Kuta Beach to Petitenget Beach becomes a special concern ahead of the New Year’s moment. Up to Sunday (Dec 29), there had been no indication if the volume of marine debris would shrink. The large amount of marine debris was feared to interfere with the public convenience and tourists considering the beaches were favorite places to celebrate the New Year. The Head of Badung Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), Putu Eka Merthawan, revealed the amount of marine debris carried by westerly wind was worried to increase. Even, the volume of marine debris along the Petitenget Beach to Kuta Beach or along four kilometers had reached 20 tons. His party admitted to have been overwhelmed to handle such condition. “The Sanitation and Landscaping Agency starts to be overwhelmed,” he said. The continuing phenomenon of marine debris remaining and some

more technical constraints caused the Agency to work extra hard. Moreover, ahead of the end of the year, visitors continued to increase. Besides, the officers should also work quickly so the comfort of beachgoers would not be interfered with. “We are also constrained by equipment. Of the five existing loaders, only four are still functioning. A loader does not work and must be repaired. The engine is out of order because we were forced it to operate it for 10 hours, whereas the operability is only six hours per day,” he explained. Even though he claimed to still optimize the existing resources in the Badung Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, Eka Merthawan also expected the role of various parties, especially employers around the beach, to participate and help maintain the coastal sanitation. At the very least, the employers could ask their employees to participate in cleaning up marine debris in front of their respective business premises. (kmb25)

Three cases of illegal mining handled by county police Bali Post

NEGARA - In addition to illegal logging remaining to get the attention from police authority in Jembrana, during the year 2013, Jembrana Police also cracked down on three cases of illegal mining both sand and stone. Proliferation of such illegal mining should be dealt with by police because there has been no regulation governing the matter. Chief of Jembrana Police, Harry Hariyadi, accompanied by the rank of officers said on Sunday (Dec 29) that County Police had handled three cases of illegal mining in Jembrana Police jurisdiction. Many public reports were related to illegal mining. Unfortunately, Jembrana had not owned a regional bylaw related to the illegal mining because it was considered not to belong to a mining area having no capability to support the regionally generated revenue (PAD). Three cases of the illegal mining included the quarry at Arca hamlet, Pulukan village, Pekutatan, by Suherman, 41, arrested on Tuesday (Feb 2) and Nasirin, 44, from Pesinggahan hamlet did mining without permission from the authorities at the river of Loloan hamlet, Medewi, Pekutatan on Tues-

day (Apr 2). The third case involved Wayan Bokiat, 66, from Kelod hamlet, Banyubiru, Negara, committing illegal mining at Abang hamlet, Dangin Tukadaya, Jembrana. He was secured on Thursday (Nov 7) and the three culprits were charged under Article 158 of Law No.4/2009. In effect, the regional bylaw (Perda) related to quarry should be made by Jembrana government. Aside from regulating the mining operations and regionally generated revenue, it was also intended to reduce the cases of illegal mining activities. In 2014, County Police would give particular attention to the waters chiefly by sea patrol. With the existing vessel, the budget for fuel would be increased. “It is intended in order that our boat can patrol longer and farther in the waters,” he explained. In 2013, the criminal action handled by Jembrana Police tended to diminish compared to the cases in 2012. In 2012, a total of 259 cases were handled while in 2013 amounted to 234 cases. Completion of the case in 2012 reached 231 cases, while the cases resolved in 2013 increased by 246. More cases could be completed in 2013 due to the existence of unresolved cases in the previous years. (kmb26)

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Candi Beach Cottages IBP

AMLAPURA - Welcome to the delightful Candi Beach Cottage in peaceful east Bali, escape from the hustle and bustle, and embrace the tranquility. Our enchanting and intimate 4-star resort rests amid swaying palm trees within the quiet and natural environs of the beautiful Mendira Bay, Candidasa in the royal Balinese regency of Karangasem. Our charming, cottage-style Cottages, comfortable rooms, beachside restaurant, cosy bar, lobby lounge, two refreshing swimming pools, and blissful massage pavilions, are set within a coconut grove garden that gently rolls on to a beautiful private white sand beach. Natural colours and local materials have been blended to create a resort that harmonises with the environment. The traditional architecture utilises local materials from Bali and neighbouring Indonesian islands, while the turquoise waters of the dreamy, palm fringed swimming pool appear to overflow into the azure sea. Candi Beach Cottage is a magical destination where you can raft dramatic rivers, shop for bargains in vibrant local markets, enjoy cultural performances of Hindu dance epics, cycle through gently swaying fields of rice, visit ancient kingdoms and mystical water palaces, climb mighty volcanoes or dive into an exotic world of psychedelic fish. Marriage proposals are proffered and accepted. This welcome oasis is where the dream begins.

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Calendar Event for January 1 through February 26, 2014 1 Jan Buda Kliwon Matal, Kajeng Kliwon And Tilem Sasih Kenam Pura Desa Sukawati Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Gelgel Bebetin Pura Maspahit Sesetan Pura Padharman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 11 Jan Tumpek Kandang Pura Desa Gianyar Pura Luhur Dalem Sagening Kediri Tabanan Pura Sang Hyang Tegal Tegalalang 15 Jan Purnama Sasih Kapitu Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja Gianyar Pura Puseh Manakaji Peninjauan Bangli Pura Taman Limut Pengosekan Mas Ubud Pura Benua Besakih Pura Gunung Rena Sidemen Karangasem Pura Pasek Gelgel Abadi Karangasem Pura Pucak Gunung Mangun Kubu Karangasem 16 Jan Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan 17 Jan Hari Bhatara Sri 21 Jan Anggara Kasih Prangbakat Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa Klungkung Pura Tirtha Sidamala Bebalang Bangli Pura Gunung Pangsong Lombok Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar Pura Pura Hyang Haluh/Jenggala Besakih

Pura Tengkulak Tulikup Gianyar Pura Taman Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Badung

Pura Penataran Giri Purwo Tegal Delimo Banyuwangi Pura jala Sidhi amerta Juanda Surabaya

29 Jan Hari Siwaratri

19 Feb Buda Cemeng Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran ped Nusa Penida Pura Gaduhan Jagat Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Penataran Batu Lepang Kamasan Kelungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Kedonganan Kuta Pura Guwa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Pura Jati Ubud Pura Melanting Ubud Pura Dalem Peed Nusa Penida Pura Sad Kayangan Nusa Penida Pura Penataran Agung Gunung Karangasem

30 Jan Tilem Sasih Kepitu Pura Buana Kawan Besakih Pura Ulun Kulkul Besakih 31 Jan Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan 5 Feb Buda Kliwon Ugu Pura Dalem Tarukan Peninjauan Tembuku Bangli Pura Pemayun Banyuning Tengah Buleleng Pura Kayangan Tiga Seririt Buleleng Pura Agung Gunung Raung Taro Tegalalang 6 Feb Pura Dalem Puri Besakih 14 Feb Purnama Sasih Kawulu Pura Dalem Batur Bangli Pura Ida Ratu Pasek Besakih Pura Dalem Suci Sidemen Karangasem Pura Buana Kawan Besakih 15 Feb Tumpek Wayang & Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan Pura Majapahit Jembrana Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Pura Pedarman Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pura Pedarman Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarman Kaba-kaba Besakih Pura Pedarman Dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Pedarman Dinasti Dalem Besakih

21 Feb Hari Bhatara Sri 25 Feb Anggara Kasih Dukut Pura Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Undagi Krambitan Tabanan Pura Pucak Taman bedulu Gianyar Pura Puser Jagat Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Purwa Kawan Bangli Pura Desa Ketewel Gianyar 26 Feb Pura Agung Pasek gelgel Sibang Kaja Abian Semal Pura Dalem Samprangan Gianyar

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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Science

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Mississippi children learn with blues curriculum

Associated Press Writer

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After targeting Kintamani, the ‘war’ against plastic waste was held again by military ranks, residents of Bali and hotel employees, Sunday (Dec 29). They targeted the beach from Padanggalak to Semawang, Sanur.

TUNICA, Miss. — In cotton country a couple miles east of the Mississippi River, just off a road known as the blues highway, fourth graders at Tunica Elementary School are exploring the Delta’s homegrown music to learn about rhythm, rhyme and chord progression. Their teacher is also using the new Mississippi Blues Trail Curriculum to help the children absorb information in unexpected ways. Chevonne Dixon is one of the first teachers in the state to incorporate the blues into science, math, social studies and English lessons. So far this school year, the 9- and 10-year-olds in her class have written blues songs about the weather. They’ve composed short ditties about the travails of being a kid. And they’ve read classic blues lyrics to learn the challenges of growing cotton. “It makes them recall information, especially with that slow, melodic sound,” said Dixon, who leads her classroom with a calm demeanor that brings out a quiet, respectful manner in the children. Tunica Elementary sits near a milo field just off of U.S. Highway 61, the blues highway that meanders south out of Memphis, Tenn., and down through the cotton and soybeans fields of the flat Mississippi Delta. Tunica County used to be one of the poorest places in the United States, but about 20 years ago the local economy started to perk up with the arrival of casinos on the Mississippi River. Still, Dixon says more than 90 percent of the students in the school qualify for free or reduced lunches — an indication of lingering poverty in a region where many of the children’s parents and grandparents are unemployed or work part-time agriculture jobs.

In 2006, scholars and tourism promoters started working together on the Mississippi Blues Trail, a series of highway markers that provide information about people, places and events significant in developing the hardscrabble music that influenced rock ‘n’ roll. The trail is a magnet for music aficionados, especially European and Asian travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience of American culture — something other than theme parks and big cities. The Blues Trail Curriculum draws on research that was done for the highway markers. Mark Malone, a music professor at William Carey University, designed the curriculum with help from Scott Barretta, a blues scholar at the University of Mississippi. The Mississippi Arts Commission made the Blues Trail Curriculum available this school year. It’s aimed at fourth graders who are learning state history, but it can be altered for younger and older students. Its lessons focus on six main areas: music, meaning, cotton, transportation, civil rights and media. And while some traditional blues music has distinctly adult-themed lyrics about drinking, carousing or working for the man, the curriculum presents age-appropriate themes.

Welcoming 2014

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In this Dec. 16, 2018 photograph, fourth grader Jimmarious Frazier laughs at one of his classmates’ inspired blues song at Tunica Elementary School in Tunica, Miss. His teacher, Chevonne Dixon leads her students into exploring the Delta’s homegrown music, a subtle way to apply this new Mississippi Blues Trail Curriculum into lessons for science, math, social studies and English.

Rescue of icebound Antarctic ship faces setback Associated Press Writer

In this image provided by Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography, Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in thick Antarctic ice 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.

AP Photo/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography, Andrew Peacock

SYDNEY — A Chinese icebreaker that was en route to rescue a ship trapped in Antarctic ice was forced to turn back on Saturday after being unable to push its way through the heavy sea ice. The Snow Dragon icebreaker came within 7 miles (11 kilometers) of the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been stuck since Christmas Eve, but had to retreat after the ice became too thick, said expedition spokesman Alvin Stone. The Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been on a research expedition to Antarctica, got stuck Tuesday after a blizzard’s whipping winds pushed the sea ice around the ship, freezing it in place. The ship wasn’t in danger of sinking, and there are weeks’ worth of supplies for the 74 scientists, tourists and crew on board, but the vessel cannot move. Three icebreakers, including the Snow Dragon, have been trying to reach the ship since Wednesday. France’s L’Astrolabe made it to the edge of the sea ice surrounding the ship on Saturday, but called off its mission

after it, too, failed to break through, said Lisa Martin, spokeswoman for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which is coordinating the rescue. The third icebreaker, Australia’s Aurora Australis, has the best chance of cutting through the ice, and is expected to arrive on Sunday, Martin said. The Snow Dragon will remain in the area in case its help is needed. “I think we’re probably looking at another 24 hours of twiddling our fingers and waiting for something to happen,” said Stone, the expedition spokesman. The scientific team on board the research ship — which left New Zealand on Nov. 28 — had been recreating Australian explorer Douglas Mawson’s century-old voyage to Antarctica when it became trapped. They plan to continue their expedition after they are freed, expedition leader Chris Turney said. Passengers and crew initially had to contend with blizzard conditions, including winds up to 70 kilometers per hour (40 miles per hour), but the weather has calmed considerably since then, Turney said.

Residents make a ‘war’ against plastic waste

Bali Post

DENPASAR - After targeting Kintamani, the ‘war’ against plastic waste was held again by military ranks, residents of Bali and hotel employees, Sunday (Dec 29). They targeted the beach from Padanggalak to Semawang, Sanur. The cleanup activity against plastic waste was welcomed enthusiastically. Even, residents who happened to stroll on the beach were also encouraged to participate and amassed the plastic waste spontaneously. Such clean up activity began at 6:30 a.m. and was spread in four locations such as the Padanggalak, Matahari Terbit, Sindhu and Semawang Beach. All the participants were enthusiastically picking the plastic waste strewn around the coastal region. The activity was attended by Territorial Assistant of the IX / Udayana Regional Military Command Made Datrawan and CEO of Bali Post Media Group (KMB) Satria Naradha. They comingled with the residents of Bali and hotel employees armed with rubbish bag to collect litter and waste collecting tool. Even, the plastic waste tucked among the revetment stone could have been reached, as carried out by Mulyono, a volunteer and observer of plastic waste. The management of hotels located at Sanur area did not miss the opportunity to join. Some participating hotels included the Alit Beach Bungalows, Griya Santrian Hotel, Inna Grand Bali

Beach, Diwangkara Beach Hotel, Gazebo Cottages, Sanur Paradise Plaza, Sativa Sanur Cottages, Tanjung Sari Hotel, Tamu Kami Hotel and Puri Sading Hotel. According to the Territorial Assistant Made Datrawan accompanied by the Spokesperson Wing Handoko and Assistant Operations Farid Mahruf the activity was a form of concern for the environment, especially the beach, to be free from plastic waste. The activity also invited the public to fight against plastic waste because it could contaminate and pollute the environment. His party supported if there was an effort to fight against the plastic waste. He hoped the synergy of the Indonesian Military (TNI) with the press in preserving the environment could continue to be encouraged. “This activity poses an expression of love for the environment and synergy of military with the press. Since Bali is the center of tourist destination, the environment must be clean. On that account, as soldier we have to love the sanitation and fight against waste. This means that all residents must fight against the

waste from their home to the environment,” he said. Enthusiasm in the plastic waste cleanup activity was also seen at three other locations namely Sindu Beach, Matahari Beach and Semawang Beach participated by the circles of hotels existing in Sanur area. A volunteer and observer of plastic waste, Mulyono, said that public awareness of fighting against the plastic waste still needed improving as so far the plastic waste was seen everywhere, without exception in the coastal region. “Prior to cleaning up this beach, it looks clean. But after we see further among the rocks, a lot of waste is not visible. We expect the holders of public policy to help educate the community in fighting against waste. And all people strolling on the beach should not casually throw waste,” he said. At the end of the plastic waste cleanup activity was resumed with the release of turtle hatchlings on Semawang Beach to welcome the New Year 2014. In addition, it also posed a form of concern for the dwindling turtle population. (kmb29)

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New Year 2014 celebration

Thousands of bus and private car estimated to get into Bali Bali Post

DENPASAR - The New Year’s Eve 2014 has come. As a famous tourist destination, many local and foreign travelers will surely spend holiday and celebrate the New Year on this Island of the Gods. Even, based on existing data, thousands of buses and private vehicles with tens of thousands of people have come to Bali. To that end, police prepared security and traffic arrangements, primarily in the area of Kuta. Director of Bali Police Traffic Affairs, Benone Jesaja Louhenapessy, said on Sunday (Dec 29) his party had been preparing security and traffic arrangements in order to welcome the New Year 2014 in Bali. Even, the preparation took up to two meetings and field surveys. A number of critical points of congestion had been mapped and got the attention from traffic police. Moreover, local and foreign tourist arrival was seen to have been flooding Bali. Moreover, most domestic travelers in Bali used buses and private vehicles. It was estimated there had been 1,725 buses coming to Bali. They included 357 units of intercity bus (AKDP), 172 units of interprovincial bus (AKAP) and 1,196 units of tourist buses. “The number of bus and private vehicle coming into Bali is one of the causes of congestion,” he said. Benone doubling as the Chairman of the Traffic and Transportation Forum (FLLAJ) of Bali explained that critical points of congestion were in Kuta and surrounding areas. Later on, a number of roads would be closed and experienced traffic diversion. “All people staying in hotels and villas in Kuta must have already checked-in before 4:00 p.m. as the road section to Kuta will be closed starting at 4:00 p.m.,” he explained. His party would provide parking spaces at some locations and ambulance, fire truck, Sanitation and Landscaping Agency and chain saw as well as a tow truck. The parking spaces prepared would be located at Central Parking Kuta, ACE Shopping Center, Jalan Raya Kuta, Tri Sakti Square, Jalan Patih Jelantik, Panin Bank, Jalan Legian (special for VVIP guest), Krisna Oleh-Oleh souvenir shop, Jalan Raya Tuban and Jalan Sunset Road, Kuta. (kmb21)


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Shabby, shanties of traders stuffed Penelokan

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BANGLI - A number of wooden shanties owned by traders still looked to stuff the tourist area of Penelokan, Kintamani. Actually, so far the government has prepared a place for dozens of traders who were previously selling in the parking lot of Batur Volcano Museum. As a result of such condition, the tourist area visited by many tourists became rundown and disordered. the important aspects in the effort to attract tourists to visit Kintamani. If the problem in the field was like that, it was not impossible to further harm the image of Kintamani in the eyes of travelers. Related to the lonely new market provided by the government, according to Jro Gede Tindih, it was inseparable from the lack of communication between the government and traders. He hoped the government through the Culture and Tourism Agency and the House to look for an immediate solution related to the phenomenon. Meanwhile, a member of the Bangli House, Nyoman Gelgel Wesnawa, hoped that Bangli government to make a persuasive approach to local traders. The traders should be given an understanding on the importance of the arrangement in the tourist area of Penelokan, so that it would not result in new problem namely the shabbiness of Kintamani tourist area. “People should certainly be invited to have a discussion. Then, it must be found a solution that can be accepted by the public,” he said. (ina)

Youth in Banjar repairs bridge independently Bali Post

SINGARAJA - Since it has never been repaired by the government, a group of youths at Banjar village, Banjar subdistrict, took the initiative to repair the bridge at local village independently, Sunday (Dec 29). It was carried out because the bridge known as the Apit Yeh Bridge was very important as a connector of Banjar village in Banjar subdistrict to Kalianget village in Seririt subdistrict. The youth named themselves the Apit Yeh Brotherhood Community (Semut Api) should made voluntary donation. Since they could not raise too many funds, they did the improvement gradually. Even, they purchased cement at retail amount, namely per kilogram. Coordinator of the Semut Api, Ida Kade Abra Widana, said the Apit Yeh Bridge had become the

connector of the Banjar village in Banjar subdistrict to Kalianget village in Seririt subdistrict. The bridge also provided easy access for village residents to Rangdu and Sulanyah village. Both villages belonged to Seririt subdistrict. But lately, condition of the bridge was very apprehensive. In the middle of the bridge, there were a number of potholes which would be very hazardous when passed through. At least, there were three large enough potholes. The potholes were feared to be hazardous for motorcycle riders, especially at night. “We are concerned when the people passing the bridge hit the holes. Therefore, we repair the bridge independently. At least, we attempt to repair the bridge in order to be passed through by motorcycles,” he said. (kmb15)

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Ambulances line up a site of a trolleybus explosion, background, in Volgograd, Russia Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. A bomb blast tore through the trolleybus in the city Volgograd on Monday morning, killing at least 10 people a day after a suicide bombing that killed at 17 at the city’s main railway station.

The unorganized traders packed the tourist area of Penelokan, Kintamani.

Shoplifting, a Turkmenistan tourist arrested

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DENPASAR - The officers of Kuta Police arrested a woman from Turkmenistan named Rizaeva Anzhelika, 21, Saturday (Dec 28). This beautiful woman was caught shoplifting at Bintang Supermarket on Jalan Raya Seminyak, Kuta. Although the culprit came to the scene with her elder sister, Sura Rizaena, 30, it was not found any evidence with her, so that only Rizaeva was named as a suspect. Chief of Kuta Police, I Nyoman Resa, said on Sunday (Dec 29) the suspect had been arrested in Kuta Police. Meanwhile, her elder sister was not guilty of the theft in the supermarket. “The stolen goods are only found in the bag of the suspect Rizaeva. So, she is the only one named a suspect and the case was still being investigated,” said Chief Resa. Accompanied by Chief of Criminal Detective, Wahyu Setyo, Chief

Resa explained the theft was committed by the suspect when she and her elder sister came to the scene. They went to the supermarket like other visitors. At first, there was no suspicion if the suspect would commit a criminal act of theft. “The suspect pretended to select items at the scene,” he said. When finding the goods desired, she directly inserted them into her bag. The action was also seen by a local security guard. As wishing to prove further, the security guard continued to keep watch her. Having completed, the suspect should pay for the items at the checkout. However, she came out without paying at the checkout. So, the security guard immediately approached them. Knowing a security guard dogged her, the suspect tried to run away. However, she was eventually captured and her bag was checked. It was known the bag of the suspect contained a variety of items. Among

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them, there were a Medjol Dates, a Mandailing Luwak coffee, 2 pieces of Buritos Turtillo Tomato, Granolla home bread, an Air Bone Cloves 500 and a Wasa Original Crip of 200 grams. Not only that, police also found VH Cocoa Powder 45 grams, a Laktos 125 Bite Long Lipe, a Bertoli Pesto Verde 185, Ritter so Praline 100 grams, a Bali Butter Cashew Peanut, an Off Aerosol 150, a DM Tomato Paste 602 S, 2 pieces of Yummy Yog Plain 125 grams and a DJ Ch Cablanca GOA. “Meanwhile, no evidence was found in the bag of her elder sister. Nevertheless, the guests temporarily live at Perum Puri Gading Jimbaran, South Kuta, were secured to Kuta Police headquarters,” he said. Due to the action of the suspect, the supermarket claimed to have suffered a loss worth IDR 1,034,585. Both were still undergoing examination in the investigation room. (kmb21)

Successive suicide bombings in Russia kill over 30 Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW — A blast that tore through an electric bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd during Monday’s morning rush hour, killing 14, was probably carried out by suicide bombers from the same organization behind a railway explosion a day earlier, officials said. Together more than 30 people were killed in the explosions, putting the city of one million on edge and highlighting the terrorist threat Russia is facing as it prepares to host February’s Winter Games in Sochi, President Vladimir Putin’s pet project. While terrorists may find it hard to get to the tightly guarded Olympic facilities, the bombings have shown they can hit civilian targets elsewhere in Russia with shocking ease. Volgograd, located about 650 kilometers (400 miles) northeast of Sochi, serves as a key transport hub for southern Russia, with numerous bus routes linking it to volatile provinces in Russia’s North Caucasus, where insurgents have been seeking an Islamic state. The city, previously called

Stalingrad, also serves as an important symbol of Russian pride because of a historic WWII battle in which the Soviets turned the tide against the Nazis. Vladimir Markin, the spokesman for Russia’s main investigative agency said Monday’s explosion involved a bomb similar to the one used in Sunday’s bombing at the city’s main railway station. “That confirms the investigators’ version that the two terror attacks were linked,” Markin said in a statement. “They could have been prepared in one place.” Markin said that a suicide attacker was responsible for the bus explosion, reversing an earlier official statement saying that the blast was caused by a bomb that had been left in the vehicle’s pas-

senger area. At least 14 people were killed and nearly 30 were wounded, according to public health officials. Officials did not name names and no one has claimed responsibility for either bombing, but they came several months after Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov threatened new attacks against civilian targets in Russia, including Olympics in Sochi in February. The explosion ripped away much of the bus’s exterior and shattered windows in nearby buildings. It virtually paralyzed public transport in the city, forcing many residents to walk long distances to get to work. Russian authorities have been slow to introduce stringent security checks on bus routes, making them the transport of choice for terrorists in the region. A few months ago authorities introduced a requirement for intercity bus passengers to produce ID when buying tickets, like rail or air passengers, but procedures have remained lax.

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China says Abe not welcome after war shrine visit

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Originally, the traders now peddling along the sidewalk of Penelokan sold in the parking area of Batur Volcano Museum. However, since the beginning of the second phase construction project of the Batur Volcano Museum in September, the government then provided temporary policies for traders to sell in the area of Penelokan while preparing a decent place to relocate. However, after provided with the market located at Kedisan village, the majority of traders coming from local village were reluctant to move. They reasoned the new location provided by the government was quite deserted. Not only that, the traders also often left rubbish around the location after selling. Wooden shanties used as a base to sell were also propped casually in front of cave so it caused the location to look very shabby. One of the local leaders, Jro Gde Tindih, admitted to concern seeing such condition. Moreover, the Penelokan region was the mainstay for travelers in Kintamani. According to him, the sanitation was one of

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BEIJING — China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday accused Japan’s prime minister of hypocrisy and said he would not be welcome in China after he visited a shrine honoring Japan’s war dead. Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni shrine in central Tokyo had seriously hurt relations between the countries and shut the door for dialogue between their leaders. “Abe’s hypocrisy in his claims of prioritizing relations with China and hopes for dialogue with the Chinese leaders has been fully revealed,” Qin said at a regular briefing. “The Chinese people do not welcome him. Now, Abe needs to admit his mistakes to the government and people of China, cut loose from the past and make a new start,” he said. Japanese politicians’ visits to Yasukuni have long caused friction with China and both Koreas, because the 2.5 million war dead enshrined there include 14 class A war criminals from World War II — national leaders who were either executed or died in prison or during their trials. Japan colonized Korea and occupied parts of China, often brutally, before and during World War II. It was the first visit to the Shinto-style war shrine by a sit-

ting Japanese prime minister since Junichiro Koizumi went in 2006 to mark the anniversary of the end of World War II. Abe, a nationalist who advocates revising Japan’s pacifist constitution, had previously visited Yasukuni while out of office. South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday also urged Japan not to impair bilateral ties by opening up past colonial wounds. “I hope that there won’t be any act of breaking down country-tocountry relations ... by digging up the wounds of the past,” Park said during a regular meeting with her aides, according to South Korean media pool reports posted on the website of her office. Park didn’t cite Japan by name but Park’s office said she was referring to Japan. Also Monday, North Korea’s state media said that Abe’s shrine visit was tantamount to a “declaration of war” against people in Asia and the rest of the world. “Japan has now turned into a war state deviating to the right and fascism,” the official Korean Central News Agency said in a commentary. Abe has previously said criticism that visits to Yasukuni are an act of worshipping war criminals is based on a misunderstanding. He said he did not intend to hurt the Chinese and Korean people’s feelings and expressed conviction that Japan must never wage war again.

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) speaks during a ceremony marking the end of trading in 2013 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo December 30, 2013.


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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) plans to revise a few chapters of the Presidential Regulation on Sarbagita, primarily the chapters related to Benoa Bay. Many people believe this plan is a scenario to pass the reclamation in the conservation area.

Asian shares mostly up

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HONG KONG - Asian markets mostly rose on Monday, with Tokyo cheered by the yen’s fall to a five-year low against the dollar and regional traders broadly upbeat towards the end of a tumultuous year. Tokyo enjoyed its best performance in more than four decades in 2013, while Chinese stocks were the worst regional performer. Tokyo rose 0.69 percent, or 112.37 points, to close at 16,291.31 as the index surged 56.72 percent over the past 12 months, the best annual performance since 1972. Sydney added 0.61 percent, or 32.7 points, to 5,356.8 and Seoul closed 0.45 percent higher, adding 9.06 points to 2,011.34. Shanghai slipped 0.18 percent, or 3.72 points, to 2,097.53. Hong Kong ended flat, edging up 1.63 points to 23,244.87. Manila and Bangkok were closed for public holidays. The Nikkei, which is closed on Tuesday, was boosted for the final trading day of the year as the yen came under further selling pressure, boosting exporters. “This has been a boom year -it’s been a long time since we’ve seen such a robust performance,” said Hikaru Sato, a senior technical analyst at Daiwa Securities of the Tokyo stock market’s rise. “The rise beat most investors’ expectations and many seem to think it will be another boom next year.” Exporters were the main beneficiaries, as the weaker yen makes their goods cheaper overseas and swells the yen value of their repatriated earnings. Yen tumbles against dollar, euro. The dollar hit 105.41 yen in the morning session, its highest since October 2008. In the afternoon it sat at 105.38 yen compared with

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To pamper investors, environment of Bali destroyed AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

Staff members of the Korea Exchange applaud as they threw confetti for the media during the year’s market closing ceremony near a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Asian markets mostly rose on Monday, with Tokyo cheered by the yen’s fall to a five-year low against the dollar and regional traders broadly upbeat towards the end of a tumultuous year.

105.13 yen in New York Friday. The euro fetched 144.87 yen against 144.37 yen in New York, after touching 145.69 yen Friday, also its highest since October 2008. This year the yen has lost about a fifth of its value against the dollar and more than a quarter against the euro. Europe’s single currency bought $1.3750 Monday against $1.3743 Friday. The euro has enjoyed strong buying since Bundesbank President

Jens Weidmann, who sits on the European Central Bank’s Governing Council, told a German newspaper last week that soft inflation figures should not justify unfettered monetary easing. On Wall Street Friday the Dow edged down 0.01 percent and the S&P 500 dipped 0.03 percent, after ending at record highs again in the previous session. The tech-rich Nasdaq slipped 0.25 percent. In Shanghai shares gave up

earlier gains to end down Monday as dealers remain wary about a possible slowdown in the Chinese economy. There are also worries about growing debt in the country that some analysts fear could hammer the financial system. Traders this week will be watching the release of manufacturing data from around the world, which will provide the latest snapshot of the state of the global economy. Global markets have seen a

mixed year, with most enjoying strong buying in the first half thanks to the US Federal Reserve’s stimulus programme, which provided cheap cash for investment in mostly emerging economies. However traders began pulling out of emerging markets from May after Fed chief Ben Bernanke said the bank could begin to wind down its bond-buying operations as the US economy showed signs of strengthening.

European economic shows positive sign in 2014

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BRUSSELS - European Council president Herman Van Rompuy on Sunday forecast an economic upswing for Europe in 2014 in an interview with Belgium’s Flemish-speaking broascaster VTM. Even euro-strugglers such as Spain and

Greece are showing signs of positive growth, Van Rompuy told VTM News. While 2013 saw European Union nations overcome the crisis, 2014 will be the year of revival though this is not yet visible in continuingly poor unemployment data, he said. Creating jobs will require more time, said Van Rompuy, who is currently work-

ing on a book to be titled “Europe after the storm”. “In the eurozone, except Slovenia and Cyprus, we will go to positive economic growth,” he added, referring to the 17 nations currently sharing the euro. He brushed off fears that elections to the European Parliament in May will see a sharp rise in eurosceptic populist parties.

“Euroscepticism is something of all times,” he said, pointing to the longtime popularity of France’s former far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, who has been succeeded by his daughter Marine Le Pen. “I am convinced that an overwhelming majority of Europe’s population favours the EU, even if euro-adverse parties form a strong minority,” he said.

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PRESIDENT Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) plans to revise a few chapters of the Presidential Regulation on Sarbagita, primarily the chapters related to Benoa Bay. Many people believe this plan is a scenario to pass the reclamation in the conservation area. Seeing the fact on the rejection against the Benoa Bay reclamation conducted by various components of Balinese people all this time, we should raise a question, is it actually for the sake of economic development, investment and tourism in Bali? Is it not only the request of investors that was so determined to fight for the business interests all this time? An environmentalist, I Nengah Manumuditha, said that Benoa Bay region was a tributary. According to Hindu belief primarily in Bali, the tributary was one of the sacred places as mentioned in the bhisama of the Hindu Dharma Council of Indonesia (PHDI) stipulated in 1994. Other than tributary, the Benoa Bay also accommodated the water during the high tides. According to the former Head of the Badung Fishery Agency, for four hours a day, the water would get in between Tanjung Benoa and Serangan Island to Benoa Bay. It could be imagined, if the Benoa Bay was narrowed with the reclamation, it would result in water overflow causing coastal erosion in the surrounding areas or other areas. He also reminded of the previous reclamation, namely on Serangan Island. It had been reclaimed since

1996 by taking materials to backfill from the sea around the island. The reclamation to the island with the area of 481 hectares had cut the distance between Tanjung Benoa and Serangan from 1.5 km to 500 meters. The shorter distance had caused a remarkable abrasion against the left and right side wall of Tanjung Benoa during tidal currents. What revealed by Manumuditha indeed had occurred in the coastal area of Gianyar and east area of Serangan. Stretch of black sand along 18 km on the beach of Gianyar had only left in memory. Residents of Lebih Beach were the witness of the ferocity happened to the south coast waves that destroyed the buildings of seafood stalls of residents. Approximately 20 seafood stalls had got bad luck. Aside from the building of seafood stalls on Lebih

Beach, thousands of hectares of rice fields were also leaving its certificate. Group Head of the Fishermen on Lebih Beach, Made Diana, said that reclamation on Serangan Island had a considerable impact on social life of the coastal residents on Lebih Beach. A legislator of Gianyar House, I Ketut Karda, added that reclamation would only save an area, but would aggravate the damage to land in the coastal area in other region. Similar opinion was also revealed by Chairman of Commission B of the Karangasem House, Nyoman Oka Antara. In Karangasem, almost all the beaches along 87 km had undergone the abrasion. Abrasion continued raging and caused the fishermen temple to stand at the shore. Residents of Ujung Mantri village were also forced to relocate their Dalem Temple a few years ago. Meanwhile, the cemetery at Jasri village had already been crushed. Even, the Dalem Temple had been relocated far into the inland a few years ago. A researcher of the Center for the Environmental Studies (PPLH) of the Udayana University, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Suarna, said the bay area without exception for Benoa Bay played an important role in prevent-

ing abrasion. The bay played a role to reduce the pressure of sea water movement so the power or force to cause abrasion in other places could be reduced. Meanwhile, Deputy Chairman of the LPM Bali, Dr. I Wayan Wana Pariartha, also considered that social aspect of Balinese people would be disturbed as a result of the reclamation plan. “The reclamation will have an impact on social transformation,” he said while adding that migration would also increase dramatically. An environmental economist from the Udayana University, Prof. Dr. Wayan Gede Supartha, said the economic activity would only get focused at the area if the reclamation would be positively carried out by the investor. Meanwhile, the reclamation plan was culturally judged to be contrary to the Balinese customs and culture considering PT Tirta Wahana Bali International would build an integrated tourism resort on the island that would be created. “What to be built does not belong to Balinese culture. It poses a reflection of external culture clearly having an impact on the existence of Balinese culture,” added the artist as well as humanist AA Gede Raka. (BP team)

DENPASAR - As a major employer and trainer throughout Indonesia, Archipelago International is gearing up to create almost 2000 new job vacancies in 2014 for Bali alone, as well as offering up thousands of hours of training amongst their growing team of employees. Dating up to November 2013, Archipelago International has proudly employed 1,558 persons across 18 hotels & villas throughout the Island of the Gods. In just the past year (January – November 2013), the thriving hotel group hired 550 persons on the island and carried out 115,811.49 hours of training amongst their staff, working out at approximately 4 hours of training per person per month. Proving that the group is continually satisfying their staff and attracting a wealth of hopeful employees, the employment database currently holds 3,800 applicants. Looking forward, Archipelago International is now gearing up to create even more jobs in Bali to help support Indonesia’s economy and its citizens. For the upcoming year, the hotel group will create 1,890 more job vacancies in Bali (including replacements & staff needed for an expected 13 new hotels), making the total number of employed persons an impressive 3,448 by the end of 2014 in Bali. What’s more, the group will dedicate 248,256 hours of training to the team, increasing the average amount of hours per person per month from 4 to 6. Employees working within Archipelago International’s Balibased hotels & villas not only receive extensive training but are also treated with the utmost respect within the workplace. All employees - even those with the most basic rank and file - are paid at least the minimum salary if not more, as well as receiving a percentage of service charges. This means that on average, each employee receives 3 times as much pay as a store clerk or factory worker, on top of a number of other benefits Archipelago provides. Other benefits include English language and knowledge building, clean and smart uniforms, good quality meals as well as health insurance.


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Suu Kyi’s party to contest 2015 Myanmar elections

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Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) lawyers are shot water cannon by police during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Security forces and opposition activists clashed in Bangladesh’s capital on Sunday, leaving at least one person dead, as thousands of police took to the streets to foil a mass rally calling on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to cancel upcoming elections.

Government, opposition groups clash in Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Bangladesh — Ruling party supporters and their opponents threw stones at each other Monday on the second day of sporadic violence in the Bangladeshi capital, after heavy police presence foiled an opposition plan for a rally to pressure the government to scrap next month’s election. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party led by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and its allies had planned a mass gathering in Dhaka on Sunday, but police barred Zia from leaving her home while cordoning off the venue in front of the party’s headquarters. Zia’s home remained cordoned off Monday. She had been scheduled to address Sunday’s rally to step up the pressure on her archrival, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, to cancel the Jan. 5 elections and hand over power to a caretaker government to oversee the vote. Women members of the ruling Awami League party clashed with a group of lawyers tied to Zia’s party on the Supreme Court premises. They threw stones at each other but no injuries were immediately reported. No major violence was reported elsewhere in the country despite a call from the main opposition party to block roads, railways and waterways. Hasina said she would go ahead with the election despite the opposition boycott to avoid a constitutional crisis. The Election Commission is supporting the polls, citing the constitution that says elections must

be held 90 days before the government’s five-year term expires, or by Jan. 24. The European Union, the U.S. and the British Commonwealth said they would not send observers for the election. The government has nevertheless pledged that the vote would be credible. An election watchdog of 29 non-governmental organizations, which works closely with donors, said it would monitor the Jan. 5 vote. Zia’s party condemned the government’s had-line approach and vowed to continue its protest unless the government halts the election. At least one person, a student, was killed in clashes Sunday between security forces and opposition activists, police said. Authorities have detained more than 1,550 people in a crackdown since last week, further deepening the political crisis in the impoverished South Asian nation.

More than 150 people have died in political violence in Bangladesh since October. The conflict pits an opposition alliance led by Zia’s party against Hasina, who accuses Zia of protecting people being tried or convicted of war crimes involving the nation’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan. Jamaat-e-Islami, the main partner of Zia’s party, wants the government to halt the war crimes trials of its leaders. Zia says the trials initiated by Hasina are politically motivated to weaken the opposition, which the government denies. Jamaat-e-Islami is banned from taking part in the election. Businesses have expressed concern about the political standoff, saying the conflict is hampering the country’s progress in manufacturing, including a burgeoning garment industry that earns more than $20 billion a year from exports.

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party said Saturday that it will contest 2015 parliamentary elections even if the country’s constitution barring her from running for president is not amended. It was the first time the National League for Democracy party announced it would take part in the polls, which Suu Kyi had said cannot be fair unless the constitution is changed. “I want to say that the NLD will contest the 2015 elections,” National League for Democracy spokesman Nyan Win said at a news conference. Myanmar is a republic where the president is chosen by Parliament rather than directly elected. The NLD expects to do well enough in the 2015 polls to offer its own presidential candidate, and Suu Kyi has expressed an interest in running. The president is usually elected during the first session of Parliament following the general election. The 2008 constitution was drawn up under Myanmar’s previous military regime to ensure its continuing influence in government. The NLD considers it undemocratic because of clauses giving the military a mandatory allocation of 25 percent of parliamentary seats and disqualifying Suu Kyi from running for president. The NLD boycotted 2010 elections as undemocratic, but ran in byelections in 2012 after changes were made in election laws. It won 43 of the 45 seats it contested in both houses of Parliament, with Suu Kyi winning a seat in the lower house. Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has said that “there will be more problems” if the constitution is not changed before the 2015 elections, though she has not said what would happen.

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INDONESIA Helicopter crash, one died

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MEDAN - The helicopter that crashed near Efarina hospital, Karo District in North Sumatra on Monday morning has claimed one, Arif Setiawan. “The casualty was a technician for the helicopter that crashed in front of the hospital,” stated Head of N Sumatra Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency Asren Nasution.

Asren explained that the helicopter which was being controlled by Pilot Budi crashed at 10.30 a.m. local time and had four passengers namely Arif Setiawan, Torang Simanjorang,

Yahya Sembiring and Nilawati Ginting. He stated that the accident claimed Arif’s life and left four others, including the pilot, seriously injured.

Asren added that the mitigation agency will coordinate with the Tanah Karo 0205 Regional Military Commander Lieutenant Colonel Meyer Putong, who serves as Commander for Sinabung Emergency Task Force, to evacuate the helicopter. The mitigation agency, explained Asren, cannot predict the

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The DFDS Seaways ferry King Seaways berthed at the Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal, at Newcastle Ferry Port, England, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.

cause of the crash since the team is still investigating the incident. “We do not know the condition of the helicopter airframe. It could be completely wrecked,” Asren emphasized. He added that the victims of the accident are critical and have been admitted to Efarina hospital.

RI’s trasportation safety shows positive trend

North Sea crossing aborted after suspected arson

LONDON — A ferry bound for Amsterdam was forced to return to England Sunday following a fire which sent passengers to the outer deck in the middle of the night and prompted rescue services to scramble lifeboats and helicopters. The ferry, carrying 946 passengers to Holland, had sailed just 30 miles (50 kilometers) in the North Sea when the fire broke out at about 11 p.m. Saturday. It was quickly contained, but two crew members and four passengers were taken off the ferry for treatment for smoke inhalation before it returned to Newcastle, in northern England. Twenty-three other people were treated on board for smoke-related injuries. Local police said a 26-year-old passenger has been arrested on suspicion of starting the blaze. Another, 28, has been arrested on suspicion of fighting. Neither man was named, in line with British practice. The circumstances surrounding the fire — which started in one of the ship’s cabins — remain unexplained, although the evacuation of passengers to the outer deck of the ship was generally described as calm. One eyewitness told the BBC some passengers jokingly began singing the theme song from “Titanic.” Another passenger, 28-year-old Steven Basford, said people were mostly well-behaved, although he said two men got into a fight. “Obviously people had had a lot to drink,” Basford said. “It’s a bit of a party boat.” The boat is due to remain in dock for another day while authorities inspect the damage.

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President Yudhoyono held a limited cabinet meeting in Bogor Palace, West Java, on Monday to check final preparations for the implementation of BPJS health insurance scheme scheduled to begin on January 1, 2014.

President chairs meeting on health insurance scheme

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BOGOR - President Yudhoyono held a limited cabinet meeting in Bogor Palace, West Java, on Monday to check final preparations for the implementation of BPJS health insurance scheme scheduled to begin on January 1, 2014. President Yudhoyono will officially launch the BPJS health insurance scheme on December

31, thus kick starting the implementation on January 1, 2014. “I hope everything is in place,” the head of state stated. He added that the implementation of the BPJS will be a historical development in Indonesia. The insurance scheme will enable to serve better justice for the poor in particular because they will now be covered by

health insurance. Several ministers such as Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare Agung Laksono were expected to present their reports to the president. The meeting was attended, among others, by Vice President Boediono, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal

and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto, and Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi, Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi, Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar, Law and Human Rights Minister Amir Syamsuddin, State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan, and President Director of PT Askes health insurance company Fachmi Idris.

JAKARTA - The safety of transportation in Indonesia has showed a positive trend during the period between 2007 and 2013, Chairman of National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) Tatang Kurniadi stated here on Monday. “The rate of transportation accident has been decreasing over the past seven years even though there still are occurrences of incidents,” Tatang stated at a press conference announcing the commission’s yearly report. According to him, the transportation safety commission has been investigating 299 accidents from the period between 2007 and 2013. Out of them, air transportation contributes to the highest with 169 accidents followed by land transportation with 48 accidents, railway transportation with 46 accidents and sea transportation with 36 accidents. Over the past 7 years, the ratio of railway accident has been decreasing from 0.302 in 2007 to 0.037 in 2013. The ratio of accident on the sea has also decreased from 0.26 in 2007 to 0.16 this year. Rate of airline accident has decreased from 2.94 in 2007 to be 0.46 in 2013. The rates of accidents on the road have been more dynamic and hence, have not yet been measured. Tatang added that in the past seven years, the transportation safety commission has made 1,298 recommendations to related parties such as the Transportation Ministry, airport operator, seaport operator, railway operator, airline companies, shipping companies, etc. Out of the 1,298 recommendations, 403 of them are intended for the aviation sector, 326 for sea transportation, 321 for land transportation and 248 for the railway sector.


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Serangan Island IBP

DENPASAR - The name of Serangan Island is identified with turtle endangered species that has now been well preserved. The island located in South Denpasar is a strategic area that is being developed Denpasar Municipality into a special tourist area. In addition to geographically adjacent to some other destinations, such as Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua and Sanur, it is very near to the heart of Bali Province which can be reached only within 15 minutes.

Serangan Island spreading across 523 hectares had significant customary village tourism activity that was important to be empowered. There were several business units managed under the management of the customary village-owned enterprises, such as transportation, conservation of turtles, coral reef conservation and water sports program planning. In addition, there was also a family attraction in the form of dolphin floating cage managed by Dolphin Lodge Bali becoming another attraction for the area. The floating dolphin cage becomes one of the charms offered by Serangan

Island today. Travelers no longer have to look for dolphin attraction to distant places. It can become an attraction for family. On that account, to raise the village potential it should be held a variety of events, where one of which was the Serangan Island Charm Festival. The event of Serangan Island Green Festival is about to map out the potential of Serangan Island as a support to the sustainable economy for the community of Serangan Island and positions the island as an ecological icon of Bali Island. Various environmental, social, cultural and tourism charms had become added values to tourism constellation along the area of Denpasar, Sanur, Benoa and Nusa Dua. Moreover,

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International after experiencing a physical transformation with the addition of land area through reclamation, it was increasingly apparent. Serangan Island remained to become a mentality icon filled with marine beauty and spiritual nobility. With the nickname as Golden Island due to comprising the overlay of golden yellow sand glare, it always rock visitors with the sense of love, harmony and memories. Etymologically, the name Serangan is considered to be derived from the phrase ‘sira angen’ representing the state of mind. According to local people the name refers to a condition where everyone will get tempted and captivated to see the beauty of the island.

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Thunder routs Rockets to take NBA lead Associated Press Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City moved into sole possession of the NBA lead with a 117-86 rout of Houston on Sunday, with Kevin Durant having 33 points and 13 rebounds. The Thunder again made light of the absence of the injured Russell Westbrook, taking a comfortable win that moved them out of a tie with Portland for the overall lead. Houston’s loss and San Antonio’s win over Sacramento moved the Spurs four games clear atop the Southwest Division. Oklahoma City made it 12 wins from 13 games, as Jeremy Lamb added a career-high 22 points and five assists, while Reggie Jackson — starting in Westbrook’s place — had 16 points and eight assists. Aaron Brooks had 17 points for Houston, which was playing its fourth game in five days, and after winning the previous three they were convincingly beaten by the Thunder. The Rockets missed their first 12 shots and shot 36.5 percent from the field (31 of 85). San Antonio experienced trio performed strongly in the closing stages to guide the Spurs to a 112-104 win over Sacramento. Manu Ginobili scored 28 points, Tony Parker added 22, and Tim Duncan had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs, who struggled on defense in the second half but relied on the Big Three to score all of their last 21 points in a 23-8 run which closed the game. DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Kings. Golden State’s Stephen Curry

scored 29 points and made a clutch jumper with 13.5 seconds left to give the Warriors a 108-104 overtime win at Cleveland. The Warriors opened a long road trip with their fifth straight victory, thanks chiefly to Curry, who overcame a poor shooting performance after halftime, and nearly recorded a triple-double by adding 11 assists and nine rebounds. He was just 2 of 12 from the floor in the second half and overtime. David Lee scored 19 before fouling out for the Warriors, who are on the road for seven games over the next 13 days. Kyrie Irving scored 27 for Cleveland, which lost its third tight game in a row. The Cavs lost by three in Boston on Saturday and two in double-overtime against Atlanta on Thursday. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo scored 21 points as the Magic beat Atlanta 109102, winning back-to-back games for just the third time this season. Philadelphia’s Thaddeus Young scored seven of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to steer the 76ers to a 111-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, ending a run of 13straight road losses.

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Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) attempts a shot against Houston Rockets power forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Isner, Stephens give US win at Hopman Cup Associated Press Writer

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BRISBANE, Australia — Sloane Stephens and John Isner ensured the United States made a winning start at the Hopman Cup on Monday and virtually ended Spain’s chances in the international mixed team competition. Stephens, who beat Serena Williams en route to the 2013 Australian Open semifinals, won nine of the last 10 games in a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Anabel Medina Garrigues in the women’s singles before Isner beat Daniel Munoz-de La Nava 6-3, 6-4. Stephens and Isner then combined to win the mixed doubles match for a 3-0 victory. It was Spain’s second defeat in as many days in Perth after a 3-0 loss to the Czech Republic. At the Brisbane International, fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic beat 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-2, 7-6 (6), No. 8 Carla Suarez beat Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan 6-2, 6-1, and No. 9 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia defeated Heather Watson of Britain 6-4, 6-3. Ashleigh Barty, a 17-year-old Australian qualifier, beat 2012 Brisbane finalist Daniela Hantuchova 6-3, 7-5 and could face either No. 3-seeded Maria Sharapova or Caroline Garcia of France in the next round.

Sharapova, who is making her return from a right shoulder injury, was due to play a night match. The four-time major winner is in the same half of the draw Williams, the defending champion. The star on the men’s side is Roger Federer, who has been working with Stefan Edberg in preparation for the Jan. 13-27 Australian Open. Federer is the latest in a line of highly-ranked players who have hired past greats as coaches in the wake of Andy Murray’s success since he started working with Ivan Lendl. Novak Djokovic recently announced a partnership with Boris Becker — a move that surprised Federer. “Not necessarily that he hired somebody ... But Becker I was surprised,” Federer said. “I didn’t think he wanted to become a coach. I didn’t expect to see him back on tour. “I’m happy seeing former greats and legends excited to be doing such a job and wanting to help the next generations. To bring them back into the game, it’s a good thing.” In men’s first-round matches, Sam Querrey upset seventh-seeded Dmitry Tursunov 7-5, 6-4, Marin Cilic had a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over Denis Istomin and Jarkko Nieminen beat local hope James Duckworth 6-2, 6-3.


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LONDON — New manager Tim Sherwood earned his first win at White Hart Lane on Sunday as Tottenham easily beat Stoke 3-0 in the Premier League. Roberto Soldado converted his fifth penalty of the season in the first half while Aaron Lennon and Mousa Dembele added goals in the second for a comfortable win. It was Tottenham’s first clean

sheet in the league since Nov. 3 and the win puts Spurs level on points with Manchester United with 34 at the halfway point of the season. Tottenham next travels to Old Trafford to play United on Wednesday. Stoke never looked like threatening the Spurs goal, although had a penalty appeal waved away when Michael Dawson hacked down Oussama Assaidi in the box when the game was goalless.

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Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross, left, blocks a volley from Tottenham Hotspur’s Emmanuel Adebayor with his hands to give away a penalty during the English Premier League match at White Hart Lane, London. Sunday Dec. 29, 2013.

Celtic beats Inverness ‘Wild natured’ Suarez accused of diving by Mourinho 1-0 in Scottish league

Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o, celebrates after scoring against Liverpool, during their English Premier League soccer match, at the Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.

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Chelsea beats Liverpool 2-1 in Premier League Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o scored first-half goals as Chelsea came from behind to secure a 2-1 win over title rival Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. After Martin Skrtel put the Reds in front from close range at Stamford Bridge after only four minutes, Hazard hit back in the 17th with a superb strike. Eto’o gave Jose Mourinho’s team a decisive lead from Oscar’s back pass in the 34th. nature” and simulating after the striker protested he should have been given a penalty when Eto’o obstructed him in the box in the second half. “Suarez lost a duel with (Cesar) Azpilicueta, Azpilicueta has the ball and is leaving the box with the ball and now he’s doing an acrobatic swimming pool jump to try to get the penalty,” Mourinho said. “When the situation is like this and you are losing comes the nature of the player, the wild nature of the player or the cultural nature of the player.” With captain John Terry becoming the fourth Chelsea player to make 600 appearances for the club, the game started at a high tempo, with both sides involved in a gritty contest for possession. After Eto’o

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Tottenham beats Stoke 3-0 in Premier League Associated Press Writer

Third-place Chelsea trails leader Arsenal by two points and Manchester City by one point. Liverpool is six points adrift after slipping to a second consecutive loss. Hazard was splendid throughout in his playmaker role, while Chelsea’s defenders did a good job of containing Luis Suarez, who was reunited with Branislav Ivanovic for the first time since he bit the Serbian defender on the arm last season and was banned for 10 games. “The kid is giving everything,” Mourinho said about Hazard. “He was a very talented player, but he was a kid enjoying football in a funny way. Now he understands his responsibilities. I’m so happy with the kid.” Mourinho also accused Suarez of showing his “wild

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was lucky to escape a booking for his challenge on Jordan Henderson, Liverpool made the most of the subsequent free kick, with Skrtel scoring a poacher’s goal from close range. Chelsea failed to clear Philippe Coutinho’s free kick, Suarez headed the ball beyond Ivanovic and Skrtel tapped it home. Chelsea reacted immediately, only for Hazard to see his effort saved before Gary Cahill headed wide from Frank Lampard’s free kick in the eighth minute. Chelsea’s penalty appeals were waved away by referee Howard Webb after Hazard appeared to be clipped by Lucas in the box, and Lampard forced keeper Simon Mignolet to tip the ball over with a trademark powerful shot from outside the

box. The home side was rewarded for its pressure soon afterward when Hazard gave Mignolet no chance with a superb curling shot for his eighth league goal of the season. Mourinho was forced to make an early defensive change as the injured Ivanovic was replaced by Ashley Cole after 30 minutes. But Liverpool struggled to contain the Blues’ relentless attacks and Eto’o converted his team’s dominance into a goal when he scored from close range from Oscar’s pass, despite Mignolet getting a hand to the ball. The Reds continued to threaten on the break and had a chance to level before the interval, with Joe Allen’s shot from the right side of the box drawing a good diving save from Petr Cech. There were further scoring chances in the second half, with Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho unlucky to see his looping header hit the crossbar from a free kick as Cech looked well beaten. At the other end, Eto’o missed a clear-cut chance when he fired straight at Mignolet from a good

position in the 54th. Suarez’s volley four minutes later was easily stopped by Cech as Liverpool created more space in the hosts’ half. But Chelsea weathered Liverpool’s attacks and could even have won by a bigger margin. Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres eased past Mamadou Sakho and Skrtel but failed to beat Mignolet with his shot in the closing stages. “Christmas Day eating our turkey we were top of the league. A few days and games later we’re fifth. I think that’s the way it will go between now and the end of the season,” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said. “I think it’s brilliant and it makes it really exciting.”

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Luis Suarez’s “wild nature” was on display as he tried to win a penalty with an “acrobatic swimming pool jump” that deserved a yellow card for simulation, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Chelsea had done well to stifle the Liverpool marksman before the flash point in the final stages of their absorbing 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge on Sunday that left Mourinho and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers in firm disagreement. Trailing after goals by Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o following Martin Skrtel’s early strike, Suarez set off after Chelsea fullback Cesar Azpilicueta only for Eto’o to block his run, leaving the Uruguayan on the floor appealing in vain to referee Howard Webb. “The player is amazing and I love his quality, commitment and ambition to play,” Mourinho told British media of Premier League top scorer Suarez, banned for 10 games after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in a game last April. “I know him from his time at Ajax. A very nice boy. He does everything to win, and Brendan has done a very good job with him because he’s changed. No doubt, he’s changed. “But when you are losing, the nature comes out of the player. The wild nature, the cultural nature of the player. Culturally, people from that area, they like it. Not just that area. There’s a corner in Europe, where I belong too, where they like that too. “One of the things we have good in this country is we don’t like simulation. It’s not good for our game. Azpilicueta had the ball, he was leaving the box, and now Suarez is doing an acrobatic swimming pool jump to try and get the penalty because he’s so clever he knows he’s in the penalty area right in front of the Liverpool supporters. “I hate players who try to provoke situations, and he tries too much to provoke these situations. Suarez lost that duel with Azpilicueta, Eto’o comes in and it looks like somebody shot him in the back. Webb is 10 metres away and the only mistake he made was not giving him a yellow card.” Cameroon striker Eto’o was at the centre of a number of incidents in the intense clash before he toe-poked home his third league goal of the season that helped Chelsea to a 2-1 win to stay within two points of league leaders Arsenal. As well as the Suarez penalty claims, Eto’o was guilty of a poor challenge on Jordan Henderson that resulted in the free-kick from which Skrtel put Liverpool ahead in the third minute.

GLASGOW, Scotland — Celtic will start the new year with its unbeaten record intact after defeating Inverness 1-0 in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday. Kris Commons’s low shot for his 15th goal of the season gave the visitors an early lead before Fraser Forster made two decisive saves to maintain Celtic’s advantage. Neil Lennon’s side has dropped only six points in 18 matches and leads second-place Motherwell by 11 points. Motherwell won 5-1 at Partick Thistle and Aberdeen went third with a 1-0 win against Ross County.

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Argentinos Juniors bring back man who gave them most titles

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BUENOS AIRES - Former Chile coach Claudio Borghi is returning to former South American champions Argentinos Juniors where he shone as a striker and whose team he steered to the club’s third Argentine league title in 2010. “Claudio Borghi, the man with most victories in the history of Argentinos Juniors, is once again coach of “El Bicho” (the bug),” the club based in the Buenos Aires barrio of La Paternal said on Sunday. “The trainer will sign a contract until June 2015. La Paternal is partying,” they said on their website (www. argentinosjuniors.com.ar). Borghi, a talented striker in Argentina’s World Cup-winning squad in 1986, helped Argentinos win Argentine league titles in 1985 and 1985, followed the same year by the South American Libertadores Cup. The 49-year-old, who had a disappointing spell at Boca which lasted 14 matches after winning the Clausura title with Argentinos in 2010, has been out of work since being sacked by Chile in 2012 midway through the South American World Cup quali-

fiers. Borghi will travel to Buenos Aires from Chile, where he has lived moistly since retiring as a player at Santiago Wanderers, in the coming days to sign for Argentinos. He will replace Ricardo Caruso Lombardi, who leaves Argentinos in the bottom three of the relegation standings based on teams’ average points over three seasons with the threat of the drop in May. “Argentinos needed to make a strong statement for the fight in the next tough semester and that was Claudio Borghi’s return,” the club said, calling the news a Christmas present for the fans. Borghi is the second coaching change in the Argentine top flight in mid-season. San Lorenzo, who won the Inicial (former Apertura) championship this month, have lost coach Juan Antonio Pizzi to Valencia with Edgardo Bauza taking charge for the Final championship in February. Bauza has the pedigree to try to fulfil San Lorenzo’s dream of winning the Libertadores Cup for the first time, having turned LDU Quito into the first Ecuadorean side to win South America’s elite club trophy in 2008.


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LONDON — New manager Tim Sherwood earned his first win at White Hart Lane on Sunday as Tottenham easily beat Stoke 3-0 in the Premier League. Roberto Soldado converted his fifth penalty of the season in the first half while Aaron Lennon and Mousa Dembele added goals in the second for a comfortable win. It was Tottenham’s first clean

sheet in the league since Nov. 3 and the win puts Spurs level on points with Manchester United with 34 at the halfway point of the season. Tottenham next travels to Old Trafford to play United on Wednesday. Stoke never looked like threatening the Spurs goal, although had a penalty appeal waved away when Michael Dawson hacked down Oussama Assaidi in the box when the game was goalless.

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Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross, left, blocks a volley from Tottenham Hotspur’s Emmanuel Adebayor with his hands to give away a penalty during the English Premier League match at White Hart Lane, London. Sunday Dec. 29, 2013.

Celtic beats Inverness ‘Wild natured’ Suarez accused of diving by Mourinho 1-0 in Scottish league

Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o, celebrates after scoring against Liverpool, during their English Premier League soccer match, at the Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.

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Chelsea beats Liverpool 2-1 in Premier League Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o scored first-half goals as Chelsea came from behind to secure a 2-1 win over title rival Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. After Martin Skrtel put the Reds in front from close range at Stamford Bridge after only four minutes, Hazard hit back in the 17th with a superb strike. Eto’o gave Jose Mourinho’s team a decisive lead from Oscar’s back pass in the 34th. nature” and simulating after the striker protested he should have been given a penalty when Eto’o obstructed him in the box in the second half. “Suarez lost a duel with (Cesar) Azpilicueta, Azpilicueta has the ball and is leaving the box with the ball and now he’s doing an acrobatic swimming pool jump to try to get the penalty,” Mourinho said. “When the situation is like this and you are losing comes the nature of the player, the wild nature of the player or the cultural nature of the player.” With captain John Terry becoming the fourth Chelsea player to make 600 appearances for the club, the game started at a high tempo, with both sides involved in a gritty contest for possession. After Eto’o

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Tottenham beats Stoke 3-0 in Premier League Associated Press Writer

Third-place Chelsea trails leader Arsenal by two points and Manchester City by one point. Liverpool is six points adrift after slipping to a second consecutive loss. Hazard was splendid throughout in his playmaker role, while Chelsea’s defenders did a good job of containing Luis Suarez, who was reunited with Branislav Ivanovic for the first time since he bit the Serbian defender on the arm last season and was banned for 10 games. “The kid is giving everything,” Mourinho said about Hazard. “He was a very talented player, but he was a kid enjoying football in a funny way. Now he understands his responsibilities. I’m so happy with the kid.” Mourinho also accused Suarez of showing his “wild

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was lucky to escape a booking for his challenge on Jordan Henderson, Liverpool made the most of the subsequent free kick, with Skrtel scoring a poacher’s goal from close range. Chelsea failed to clear Philippe Coutinho’s free kick, Suarez headed the ball beyond Ivanovic and Skrtel tapped it home. Chelsea reacted immediately, only for Hazard to see his effort saved before Gary Cahill headed wide from Frank Lampard’s free kick in the eighth minute. Chelsea’s penalty appeals were waved away by referee Howard Webb after Hazard appeared to be clipped by Lucas in the box, and Lampard forced keeper Simon Mignolet to tip the ball over with a trademark powerful shot from outside the

box. The home side was rewarded for its pressure soon afterward when Hazard gave Mignolet no chance with a superb curling shot for his eighth league goal of the season. Mourinho was forced to make an early defensive change as the injured Ivanovic was replaced by Ashley Cole after 30 minutes. But Liverpool struggled to contain the Blues’ relentless attacks and Eto’o converted his team’s dominance into a goal when he scored from close range from Oscar’s pass, despite Mignolet getting a hand to the ball. The Reds continued to threaten on the break and had a chance to level before the interval, with Joe Allen’s shot from the right side of the box drawing a good diving save from Petr Cech. There were further scoring chances in the second half, with Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho unlucky to see his looping header hit the crossbar from a free kick as Cech looked well beaten. At the other end, Eto’o missed a clear-cut chance when he fired straight at Mignolet from a good

position in the 54th. Suarez’s volley four minutes later was easily stopped by Cech as Liverpool created more space in the hosts’ half. But Chelsea weathered Liverpool’s attacks and could even have won by a bigger margin. Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres eased past Mamadou Sakho and Skrtel but failed to beat Mignolet with his shot in the closing stages. “Christmas Day eating our turkey we were top of the league. A few days and games later we’re fifth. I think that’s the way it will go between now and the end of the season,” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said. “I think it’s brilliant and it makes it really exciting.”

Reuters

Associated Press Writer

Luis Suarez’s “wild nature” was on display as he tried to win a penalty with an “acrobatic swimming pool jump” that deserved a yellow card for simulation, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Chelsea had done well to stifle the Liverpool marksman before the flash point in the final stages of their absorbing 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge on Sunday that left Mourinho and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers in firm disagreement. Trailing after goals by Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o following Martin Skrtel’s early strike, Suarez set off after Chelsea fullback Cesar Azpilicueta only for Eto’o to block his run, leaving the Uruguayan on the floor appealing in vain to referee Howard Webb. “The player is amazing and I love his quality, commitment and ambition to play,” Mourinho told British media of Premier League top scorer Suarez, banned for 10 games after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in a game last April. “I know him from his time at Ajax. A very nice boy. He does everything to win, and Brendan has done a very good job with him because he’s changed. No doubt, he’s changed. “But when you are losing, the nature comes out of the player. The wild nature, the cultural nature of the player. Culturally, people from that area, they like it. Not just that area. There’s a corner in Europe, where I belong too, where they like that too. “One of the things we have good in this country is we don’t like simulation. It’s not good for our game. Azpilicueta had the ball, he was leaving the box, and now Suarez is doing an acrobatic swimming pool jump to try and get the penalty because he’s so clever he knows he’s in the penalty area right in front of the Liverpool supporters. “I hate players who try to provoke situations, and he tries too much to provoke these situations. Suarez lost that duel with Azpilicueta, Eto’o comes in and it looks like somebody shot him in the back. Webb is 10 metres away and the only mistake he made was not giving him a yellow card.” Cameroon striker Eto’o was at the centre of a number of incidents in the intense clash before he toe-poked home his third league goal of the season that helped Chelsea to a 2-1 win to stay within two points of league leaders Arsenal. As well as the Suarez penalty claims, Eto’o was guilty of a poor challenge on Jordan Henderson that resulted in the free-kick from which Skrtel put Liverpool ahead in the third minute.

GLASGOW, Scotland — Celtic will start the new year with its unbeaten record intact after defeating Inverness 1-0 in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday. Kris Commons’s low shot for his 15th goal of the season gave the visitors an early lead before Fraser Forster made two decisive saves to maintain Celtic’s advantage. Neil Lennon’s side has dropped only six points in 18 matches and leads second-place Motherwell by 11 points. Motherwell won 5-1 at Partick Thistle and Aberdeen went third with a 1-0 win against Ross County.

Luis Suarez

Argentinos Juniors bring back man who gave them most titles

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BUENOS AIRES - Former Chile coach Claudio Borghi is returning to former South American champions Argentinos Juniors where he shone as a striker and whose team he steered to the club’s third Argentine league title in 2010. “Claudio Borghi, the man with most victories in the history of Argentinos Juniors, is once again coach of “El Bicho” (the bug),” the club based in the Buenos Aires barrio of La Paternal said on Sunday. “The trainer will sign a contract until June 2015. La Paternal is partying,” they said on their website (www. argentinosjuniors.com.ar). Borghi, a talented striker in Argentina’s World Cup-winning squad in 1986, helped Argentinos win Argentine league titles in 1985 and 1985, followed the same year by the South American Libertadores Cup. The 49-year-old, who had a disappointing spell at Boca which lasted 14 matches after winning the Clausura title with Argentinos in 2010, has been out of work since being sacked by Chile in 2012 midway through the South American World Cup quali-

fiers. Borghi will travel to Buenos Aires from Chile, where he has lived moistly since retiring as a player at Santiago Wanderers, in the coming days to sign for Argentinos. He will replace Ricardo Caruso Lombardi, who leaves Argentinos in the bottom three of the relegation standings based on teams’ average points over three seasons with the threat of the drop in May. “Argentinos needed to make a strong statement for the fight in the next tough semester and that was Claudio Borghi’s return,” the club said, calling the news a Christmas present for the fans. Borghi is the second coaching change in the Argentine top flight in mid-season. San Lorenzo, who won the Inicial (former Apertura) championship this month, have lost coach Juan Antonio Pizzi to Valencia with Edgardo Bauza taking charge for the Final championship in February. Bauza has the pedigree to try to fulfil San Lorenzo’s dream of winning the Libertadores Cup for the first time, having turned LDU Quito into the first Ecuadorean side to win South America’s elite club trophy in 2008.


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Serangan Island IBP

DENPASAR - The name of Serangan Island is identified with turtle endangered species that has now been well preserved. The island located in South Denpasar is a strategic area that is being developed Denpasar Municipality into a special tourist area. In addition to geographically adjacent to some other destinations, such as Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua and Sanur, it is very near to the heart of Bali Province which can be reached only within 15 minutes.

Serangan Island spreading across 523 hectares had significant customary village tourism activity that was important to be empowered. There were several business units managed under the management of the customary village-owned enterprises, such as transportation, conservation of turtles, coral reef conservation and water sports program planning. In addition, there was also a family attraction in the form of dolphin floating cage managed by Dolphin Lodge Bali becoming another attraction for the area. The floating dolphin cage becomes one of the charms offered by Serangan

Island today. Travelers no longer have to look for dolphin attraction to distant places. It can become an attraction for family. On that account, to raise the village potential it should be held a variety of events, where one of which was the Serangan Island Charm Festival. The event of Serangan Island Green Festival is about to map out the potential of Serangan Island as a support to the sustainable economy for the community of Serangan Island and positions the island as an ecological icon of Bali Island. Various environmental, social, cultural and tourism charms had become added values to tourism constellation along the area of Denpasar, Sanur, Benoa and Nusa Dua. Moreover,

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International after experiencing a physical transformation with the addition of land area through reclamation, it was increasingly apparent. Serangan Island remained to become a mentality icon filled with marine beauty and spiritual nobility. With the nickname as Golden Island due to comprising the overlay of golden yellow sand glare, it always rock visitors with the sense of love, harmony and memories. Etymologically, the name Serangan is considered to be derived from the phrase ‘sira angen’ representing the state of mind. According to local people the name refers to a condition where everyone will get tempted and captivated to see the beauty of the island.

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Thunder routs Rockets to take NBA lead Associated Press Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City moved into sole possession of the NBA lead with a 117-86 rout of Houston on Sunday, with Kevin Durant having 33 points and 13 rebounds. The Thunder again made light of the absence of the injured Russell Westbrook, taking a comfortable win that moved them out of a tie with Portland for the overall lead. Houston’s loss and San Antonio’s win over Sacramento moved the Spurs four games clear atop the Southwest Division. Oklahoma City made it 12 wins from 13 games, as Jeremy Lamb added a career-high 22 points and five assists, while Reggie Jackson — starting in Westbrook’s place — had 16 points and eight assists. Aaron Brooks had 17 points for Houston, which was playing its fourth game in five days, and after winning the previous three they were convincingly beaten by the Thunder. The Rockets missed their first 12 shots and shot 36.5 percent from the field (31 of 85). San Antonio experienced trio performed strongly in the closing stages to guide the Spurs to a 112-104 win over Sacramento. Manu Ginobili scored 28 points, Tony Parker added 22, and Tim Duncan had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs, who struggled on defense in the second half but relied on the Big Three to score all of their last 21 points in a 23-8 run which closed the game. DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Kings. Golden State’s Stephen Curry

scored 29 points and made a clutch jumper with 13.5 seconds left to give the Warriors a 108-104 overtime win at Cleveland. The Warriors opened a long road trip with their fifth straight victory, thanks chiefly to Curry, who overcame a poor shooting performance after halftime, and nearly recorded a triple-double by adding 11 assists and nine rebounds. He was just 2 of 12 from the floor in the second half and overtime. David Lee scored 19 before fouling out for the Warriors, who are on the road for seven games over the next 13 days. Kyrie Irving scored 27 for Cleveland, which lost its third tight game in a row. The Cavs lost by three in Boston on Saturday and two in double-overtime against Atlanta on Thursday. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo scored 21 points as the Magic beat Atlanta 109102, winning back-to-back games for just the third time this season. Philadelphia’s Thaddeus Young scored seven of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to steer the 76ers to a 111-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, ending a run of 13straight road losses.

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Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) attempts a shot against Houston Rockets power forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Isner, Stephens give US win at Hopman Cup Associated Press Writer

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BRISBANE, Australia — Sloane Stephens and John Isner ensured the United States made a winning start at the Hopman Cup on Monday and virtually ended Spain’s chances in the international mixed team competition. Stephens, who beat Serena Williams en route to the 2013 Australian Open semifinals, won nine of the last 10 games in a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Anabel Medina Garrigues in the women’s singles before Isner beat Daniel Munoz-de La Nava 6-3, 6-4. Stephens and Isner then combined to win the mixed doubles match for a 3-0 victory. It was Spain’s second defeat in as many days in Perth after a 3-0 loss to the Czech Republic. At the Brisbane International, fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic beat 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-2, 7-6 (6), No. 8 Carla Suarez beat Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan 6-2, 6-1, and No. 9 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia defeated Heather Watson of Britain 6-4, 6-3. Ashleigh Barty, a 17-year-old Australian qualifier, beat 2012 Brisbane finalist Daniela Hantuchova 6-3, 7-5 and could face either No. 3-seeded Maria Sharapova or Caroline Garcia of France in the next round.

Sharapova, who is making her return from a right shoulder injury, was due to play a night match. The four-time major winner is in the same half of the draw Williams, the defending champion. The star on the men’s side is Roger Federer, who has been working with Stefan Edberg in preparation for the Jan. 13-27 Australian Open. Federer is the latest in a line of highly-ranked players who have hired past greats as coaches in the wake of Andy Murray’s success since he started working with Ivan Lendl. Novak Djokovic recently announced a partnership with Boris Becker — a move that surprised Federer. “Not necessarily that he hired somebody ... But Becker I was surprised,” Federer said. “I didn’t think he wanted to become a coach. I didn’t expect to see him back on tour. “I’m happy seeing former greats and legends excited to be doing such a job and wanting to help the next generations. To bring them back into the game, it’s a good thing.” In men’s first-round matches, Sam Querrey upset seventh-seeded Dmitry Tursunov 7-5, 6-4, Marin Cilic had a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over Denis Istomin and Jarkko Nieminen beat local hope James Duckworth 6-2, 6-3.


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Suu Kyi’s party to contest 2015 Myanmar elections

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Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) lawyers are shot water cannon by police during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Security forces and opposition activists clashed in Bangladesh’s capital on Sunday, leaving at least one person dead, as thousands of police took to the streets to foil a mass rally calling on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to cancel upcoming elections.

Government, opposition groups clash in Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Bangladesh — Ruling party supporters and their opponents threw stones at each other Monday on the second day of sporadic violence in the Bangladeshi capital, after heavy police presence foiled an opposition plan for a rally to pressure the government to scrap next month’s election. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party led by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and its allies had planned a mass gathering in Dhaka on Sunday, but police barred Zia from leaving her home while cordoning off the venue in front of the party’s headquarters. Zia’s home remained cordoned off Monday. She had been scheduled to address Sunday’s rally to step up the pressure on her archrival, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, to cancel the Jan. 5 elections and hand over power to a caretaker government to oversee the vote. Women members of the ruling Awami League party clashed with a group of lawyers tied to Zia’s party on the Supreme Court premises. They threw stones at each other but no injuries were immediately reported. No major violence was reported elsewhere in the country despite a call from the main opposition party to block roads, railways and waterways. Hasina said she would go ahead with the election despite the opposition boycott to avoid a constitutional crisis. The Election Commission is supporting the polls, citing the constitution that says elections must

be held 90 days before the government’s five-year term expires, or by Jan. 24. The European Union, the U.S. and the British Commonwealth said they would not send observers for the election. The government has nevertheless pledged that the vote would be credible. An election watchdog of 29 non-governmental organizations, which works closely with donors, said it would monitor the Jan. 5 vote. Zia’s party condemned the government’s had-line approach and vowed to continue its protest unless the government halts the election. At least one person, a student, was killed in clashes Sunday between security forces and opposition activists, police said. Authorities have detained more than 1,550 people in a crackdown since last week, further deepening the political crisis in the impoverished South Asian nation.

More than 150 people have died in political violence in Bangladesh since October. The conflict pits an opposition alliance led by Zia’s party against Hasina, who accuses Zia of protecting people being tried or convicted of war crimes involving the nation’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan. Jamaat-e-Islami, the main partner of Zia’s party, wants the government to halt the war crimes trials of its leaders. Zia says the trials initiated by Hasina are politically motivated to weaken the opposition, which the government denies. Jamaat-e-Islami is banned from taking part in the election. Businesses have expressed concern about the political standoff, saying the conflict is hampering the country’s progress in manufacturing, including a burgeoning garment industry that earns more than $20 billion a year from exports.

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party said Saturday that it will contest 2015 parliamentary elections even if the country’s constitution barring her from running for president is not amended. It was the first time the National League for Democracy party announced it would take part in the polls, which Suu Kyi had said cannot be fair unless the constitution is changed. “I want to say that the NLD will contest the 2015 elections,” National League for Democracy spokesman Nyan Win said at a news conference. Myanmar is a republic where the president is chosen by Parliament rather than directly elected. The NLD expects to do well enough in the 2015 polls to offer its own presidential candidate, and Suu Kyi has expressed an interest in running. The president is usually elected during the first session of Parliament following the general election. The 2008 constitution was drawn up under Myanmar’s previous military regime to ensure its continuing influence in government. The NLD considers it undemocratic because of clauses giving the military a mandatory allocation of 25 percent of parliamentary seats and disqualifying Suu Kyi from running for president. The NLD boycotted 2010 elections as undemocratic, but ran in byelections in 2012 after changes were made in election laws. It won 43 of the 45 seats it contested in both houses of Parliament, with Suu Kyi winning a seat in the lower house. Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has said that “there will be more problems” if the constitution is not changed before the 2015 elections, though she has not said what would happen.

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INDONESIA Helicopter crash, one died

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MEDAN - The helicopter that crashed near Efarina hospital, Karo District in North Sumatra on Monday morning has claimed one, Arif Setiawan. “The casualty was a technician for the helicopter that crashed in front of the hospital,” stated Head of N Sumatra Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency Asren Nasution.

Asren explained that the helicopter which was being controlled by Pilot Budi crashed at 10.30 a.m. local time and had four passengers namely Arif Setiawan, Torang Simanjorang,

Yahya Sembiring and Nilawati Ginting. He stated that the accident claimed Arif’s life and left four others, including the pilot, seriously injured.

Asren added that the mitigation agency will coordinate with the Tanah Karo 0205 Regional Military Commander Lieutenant Colonel Meyer Putong, who serves as Commander for Sinabung Emergency Task Force, to evacuate the helicopter. The mitigation agency, explained Asren, cannot predict the

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The DFDS Seaways ferry King Seaways berthed at the Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal, at Newcastle Ferry Port, England, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.

cause of the crash since the team is still investigating the incident. “We do not know the condition of the helicopter airframe. It could be completely wrecked,” Asren emphasized. He added that the victims of the accident are critical and have been admitted to Efarina hospital.

RI’s trasportation safety shows positive trend

North Sea crossing aborted after suspected arson

LONDON — A ferry bound for Amsterdam was forced to return to England Sunday following a fire which sent passengers to the outer deck in the middle of the night and prompted rescue services to scramble lifeboats and helicopters. The ferry, carrying 946 passengers to Holland, had sailed just 30 miles (50 kilometers) in the North Sea when the fire broke out at about 11 p.m. Saturday. It was quickly contained, but two crew members and four passengers were taken off the ferry for treatment for smoke inhalation before it returned to Newcastle, in northern England. Twenty-three other people were treated on board for smoke-related injuries. Local police said a 26-year-old passenger has been arrested on suspicion of starting the blaze. Another, 28, has been arrested on suspicion of fighting. Neither man was named, in line with British practice. The circumstances surrounding the fire — which started in one of the ship’s cabins — remain unexplained, although the evacuation of passengers to the outer deck of the ship was generally described as calm. One eyewitness told the BBC some passengers jokingly began singing the theme song from “Titanic.” Another passenger, 28-year-old Steven Basford, said people were mostly well-behaved, although he said two men got into a fight. “Obviously people had had a lot to drink,” Basford said. “It’s a bit of a party boat.” The boat is due to remain in dock for another day while authorities inspect the damage.

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President Yudhoyono held a limited cabinet meeting in Bogor Palace, West Java, on Monday to check final preparations for the implementation of BPJS health insurance scheme scheduled to begin on January 1, 2014.

President chairs meeting on health insurance scheme

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BOGOR - President Yudhoyono held a limited cabinet meeting in Bogor Palace, West Java, on Monday to check final preparations for the implementation of BPJS health insurance scheme scheduled to begin on January 1, 2014. President Yudhoyono will officially launch the BPJS health insurance scheme on December

31, thus kick starting the implementation on January 1, 2014. “I hope everything is in place,” the head of state stated. He added that the implementation of the BPJS will be a historical development in Indonesia. The insurance scheme will enable to serve better justice for the poor in particular because they will now be covered by

health insurance. Several ministers such as Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare Agung Laksono were expected to present their reports to the president. The meeting was attended, among others, by Vice President Boediono, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal

and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto, and Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi, Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi, Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar, Law and Human Rights Minister Amir Syamsuddin, State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan, and President Director of PT Askes health insurance company Fachmi Idris.

JAKARTA - The safety of transportation in Indonesia has showed a positive trend during the period between 2007 and 2013, Chairman of National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) Tatang Kurniadi stated here on Monday. “The rate of transportation accident has been decreasing over the past seven years even though there still are occurrences of incidents,” Tatang stated at a press conference announcing the commission’s yearly report. According to him, the transportation safety commission has been investigating 299 accidents from the period between 2007 and 2013. Out of them, air transportation contributes to the highest with 169 accidents followed by land transportation with 48 accidents, railway transportation with 46 accidents and sea transportation with 36 accidents. Over the past 7 years, the ratio of railway accident has been decreasing from 0.302 in 2007 to 0.037 in 2013. The ratio of accident on the sea has also decreased from 0.26 in 2007 to 0.16 this year. Rate of airline accident has decreased from 2.94 in 2007 to be 0.46 in 2013. The rates of accidents on the road have been more dynamic and hence, have not yet been measured. Tatang added that in the past seven years, the transportation safety commission has made 1,298 recommendations to related parties such as the Transportation Ministry, airport operator, seaport operator, railway operator, airline companies, shipping companies, etc. Out of the 1,298 recommendations, 403 of them are intended for the aviation sector, 326 for sea transportation, 321 for land transportation and 248 for the railway sector.


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Archipelago International sets to create more jobs in Bali

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) plans to revise a few chapters of the Presidential Regulation on Sarbagita, primarily the chapters related to Benoa Bay. Many people believe this plan is a scenario to pass the reclamation in the conservation area.

Asian shares mostly up

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HONG KONG - Asian markets mostly rose on Monday, with Tokyo cheered by the yen’s fall to a five-year low against the dollar and regional traders broadly upbeat towards the end of a tumultuous year. Tokyo enjoyed its best performance in more than four decades in 2013, while Chinese stocks were the worst regional performer. Tokyo rose 0.69 percent, or 112.37 points, to close at 16,291.31 as the index surged 56.72 percent over the past 12 months, the best annual performance since 1972. Sydney added 0.61 percent, or 32.7 points, to 5,356.8 and Seoul closed 0.45 percent higher, adding 9.06 points to 2,011.34. Shanghai slipped 0.18 percent, or 3.72 points, to 2,097.53. Hong Kong ended flat, edging up 1.63 points to 23,244.87. Manila and Bangkok were closed for public holidays. The Nikkei, which is closed on Tuesday, was boosted for the final trading day of the year as the yen came under further selling pressure, boosting exporters. “This has been a boom year -it’s been a long time since we’ve seen such a robust performance,” said Hikaru Sato, a senior technical analyst at Daiwa Securities of the Tokyo stock market’s rise. “The rise beat most investors’ expectations and many seem to think it will be another boom next year.” Exporters were the main beneficiaries, as the weaker yen makes their goods cheaper overseas and swells the yen value of their repatriated earnings. Yen tumbles against dollar, euro. The dollar hit 105.41 yen in the morning session, its highest since October 2008. In the afternoon it sat at 105.38 yen compared with

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Staff members of the Korea Exchange applaud as they threw confetti for the media during the year’s market closing ceremony near a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Asian markets mostly rose on Monday, with Tokyo cheered by the yen’s fall to a five-year low against the dollar and regional traders broadly upbeat towards the end of a tumultuous year.

105.13 yen in New York Friday. The euro fetched 144.87 yen against 144.37 yen in New York, after touching 145.69 yen Friday, also its highest since October 2008. This year the yen has lost about a fifth of its value against the dollar and more than a quarter against the euro. Europe’s single currency bought $1.3750 Monday against $1.3743 Friday. The euro has enjoyed strong buying since Bundesbank President

Jens Weidmann, who sits on the European Central Bank’s Governing Council, told a German newspaper last week that soft inflation figures should not justify unfettered monetary easing. On Wall Street Friday the Dow edged down 0.01 percent and the S&P 500 dipped 0.03 percent, after ending at record highs again in the previous session. The tech-rich Nasdaq slipped 0.25 percent. In Shanghai shares gave up

earlier gains to end down Monday as dealers remain wary about a possible slowdown in the Chinese economy. There are also worries about growing debt in the country that some analysts fear could hammer the financial system. Traders this week will be watching the release of manufacturing data from around the world, which will provide the latest snapshot of the state of the global economy. Global markets have seen a

mixed year, with most enjoying strong buying in the first half thanks to the US Federal Reserve’s stimulus programme, which provided cheap cash for investment in mostly emerging economies. However traders began pulling out of emerging markets from May after Fed chief Ben Bernanke said the bank could begin to wind down its bond-buying operations as the US economy showed signs of strengthening.

European economic shows positive sign in 2014

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BRUSSELS - European Council president Herman Van Rompuy on Sunday forecast an economic upswing for Europe in 2014 in an interview with Belgium’s Flemish-speaking broascaster VTM. Even euro-strugglers such as Spain and

Greece are showing signs of positive growth, Van Rompuy told VTM News. While 2013 saw European Union nations overcome the crisis, 2014 will be the year of revival though this is not yet visible in continuingly poor unemployment data, he said. Creating jobs will require more time, said Van Rompuy, who is currently work-

ing on a book to be titled “Europe after the storm”. “In the eurozone, except Slovenia and Cyprus, we will go to positive economic growth,” he added, referring to the 17 nations currently sharing the euro. He brushed off fears that elections to the European Parliament in May will see a sharp rise in eurosceptic populist parties.

“Euroscepticism is something of all times,” he said, pointing to the longtime popularity of France’s former far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, who has been succeeded by his daughter Marine Le Pen. “I am convinced that an overwhelming majority of Europe’s population favours the EU, even if euro-adverse parties form a strong minority,” he said.

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PRESIDENT Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) plans to revise a few chapters of the Presidential Regulation on Sarbagita, primarily the chapters related to Benoa Bay. Many people believe this plan is a scenario to pass the reclamation in the conservation area. Seeing the fact on the rejection against the Benoa Bay reclamation conducted by various components of Balinese people all this time, we should raise a question, is it actually for the sake of economic development, investment and tourism in Bali? Is it not only the request of investors that was so determined to fight for the business interests all this time? An environmentalist, I Nengah Manumuditha, said that Benoa Bay region was a tributary. According to Hindu belief primarily in Bali, the tributary was one of the sacred places as mentioned in the bhisama of the Hindu Dharma Council of Indonesia (PHDI) stipulated in 1994. Other than tributary, the Benoa Bay also accommodated the water during the high tides. According to the former Head of the Badung Fishery Agency, for four hours a day, the water would get in between Tanjung Benoa and Serangan Island to Benoa Bay. It could be imagined, if the Benoa Bay was narrowed with the reclamation, it would result in water overflow causing coastal erosion in the surrounding areas or other areas. He also reminded of the previous reclamation, namely on Serangan Island. It had been reclaimed since

1996 by taking materials to backfill from the sea around the island. The reclamation to the island with the area of 481 hectares had cut the distance between Tanjung Benoa and Serangan from 1.5 km to 500 meters. The shorter distance had caused a remarkable abrasion against the left and right side wall of Tanjung Benoa during tidal currents. What revealed by Manumuditha indeed had occurred in the coastal area of Gianyar and east area of Serangan. Stretch of black sand along 18 km on the beach of Gianyar had only left in memory. Residents of Lebih Beach were the witness of the ferocity happened to the south coast waves that destroyed the buildings of seafood stalls of residents. Approximately 20 seafood stalls had got bad luck. Aside from the building of seafood stalls on Lebih

Beach, thousands of hectares of rice fields were also leaving its certificate. Group Head of the Fishermen on Lebih Beach, Made Diana, said that reclamation on Serangan Island had a considerable impact on social life of the coastal residents on Lebih Beach. A legislator of Gianyar House, I Ketut Karda, added that reclamation would only save an area, but would aggravate the damage to land in the coastal area in other region. Similar opinion was also revealed by Chairman of Commission B of the Karangasem House, Nyoman Oka Antara. In Karangasem, almost all the beaches along 87 km had undergone the abrasion. Abrasion continued raging and caused the fishermen temple to stand at the shore. Residents of Ujung Mantri village were also forced to relocate their Dalem Temple a few years ago. Meanwhile, the cemetery at Jasri village had already been crushed. Even, the Dalem Temple had been relocated far into the inland a few years ago. A researcher of the Center for the Environmental Studies (PPLH) of the Udayana University, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Suarna, said the bay area without exception for Benoa Bay played an important role in prevent-

ing abrasion. The bay played a role to reduce the pressure of sea water movement so the power or force to cause abrasion in other places could be reduced. Meanwhile, Deputy Chairman of the LPM Bali, Dr. I Wayan Wana Pariartha, also considered that social aspect of Balinese people would be disturbed as a result of the reclamation plan. “The reclamation will have an impact on social transformation,” he said while adding that migration would also increase dramatically. An environmental economist from the Udayana University, Prof. Dr. Wayan Gede Supartha, said the economic activity would only get focused at the area if the reclamation would be positively carried out by the investor. Meanwhile, the reclamation plan was culturally judged to be contrary to the Balinese customs and culture considering PT Tirta Wahana Bali International would build an integrated tourism resort on the island that would be created. “What to be built does not belong to Balinese culture. It poses a reflection of external culture clearly having an impact on the existence of Balinese culture,” added the artist as well as humanist AA Gede Raka. (BP team)

DENPASAR - As a major employer and trainer throughout Indonesia, Archipelago International is gearing up to create almost 2000 new job vacancies in 2014 for Bali alone, as well as offering up thousands of hours of training amongst their growing team of employees. Dating up to November 2013, Archipelago International has proudly employed 1,558 persons across 18 hotels & villas throughout the Island of the Gods. In just the past year (January – November 2013), the thriving hotel group hired 550 persons on the island and carried out 115,811.49 hours of training amongst their staff, working out at approximately 4 hours of training per person per month. Proving that the group is continually satisfying their staff and attracting a wealth of hopeful employees, the employment database currently holds 3,800 applicants. Looking forward, Archipelago International is now gearing up to create even more jobs in Bali to help support Indonesia’s economy and its citizens. For the upcoming year, the hotel group will create 1,890 more job vacancies in Bali (including replacements & staff needed for an expected 13 new hotels), making the total number of employed persons an impressive 3,448 by the end of 2014 in Bali. What’s more, the group will dedicate 248,256 hours of training to the team, increasing the average amount of hours per person per month from 4 to 6. Employees working within Archipelago International’s Balibased hotels & villas not only receive extensive training but are also treated with the utmost respect within the workplace. All employees - even those with the most basic rank and file - are paid at least the minimum salary if not more, as well as receiving a percentage of service charges. This means that on average, each employee receives 3 times as much pay as a store clerk or factory worker, on top of a number of other benefits Archipelago provides. Other benefits include English language and knowledge building, clean and smart uniforms, good quality meals as well as health insurance.


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Shabby, shanties of traders stuffed Penelokan

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BANGLI - A number of wooden shanties owned by traders still looked to stuff the tourist area of Penelokan, Kintamani. Actually, so far the government has prepared a place for dozens of traders who were previously selling in the parking lot of Batur Volcano Museum. As a result of such condition, the tourist area visited by many tourists became rundown and disordered. the important aspects in the effort to attract tourists to visit Kintamani. If the problem in the field was like that, it was not impossible to further harm the image of Kintamani in the eyes of travelers. Related to the lonely new market provided by the government, according to Jro Gede Tindih, it was inseparable from the lack of communication between the government and traders. He hoped the government through the Culture and Tourism Agency and the House to look for an immediate solution related to the phenomenon. Meanwhile, a member of the Bangli House, Nyoman Gelgel Wesnawa, hoped that Bangli government to make a persuasive approach to local traders. The traders should be given an understanding on the importance of the arrangement in the tourist area of Penelokan, so that it would not result in new problem namely the shabbiness of Kintamani tourist area. “People should certainly be invited to have a discussion. Then, it must be found a solution that can be accepted by the public,” he said. (ina)

Youth in Banjar repairs bridge independently Bali Post

SINGARAJA - Since it has never been repaired by the government, a group of youths at Banjar village, Banjar subdistrict, took the initiative to repair the bridge at local village independently, Sunday (Dec 29). It was carried out because the bridge known as the Apit Yeh Bridge was very important as a connector of Banjar village in Banjar subdistrict to Kalianget village in Seririt subdistrict. The youth named themselves the Apit Yeh Brotherhood Community (Semut Api) should made voluntary donation. Since they could not raise too many funds, they did the improvement gradually. Even, they purchased cement at retail amount, namely per kilogram. Coordinator of the Semut Api, Ida Kade Abra Widana, said the Apit Yeh Bridge had become the

connector of the Banjar village in Banjar subdistrict to Kalianget village in Seririt subdistrict. The bridge also provided easy access for village residents to Rangdu and Sulanyah village. Both villages belonged to Seririt subdistrict. But lately, condition of the bridge was very apprehensive. In the middle of the bridge, there were a number of potholes which would be very hazardous when passed through. At least, there were three large enough potholes. The potholes were feared to be hazardous for motorcycle riders, especially at night. “We are concerned when the people passing the bridge hit the holes. Therefore, we repair the bridge independently. At least, we attempt to repair the bridge in order to be passed through by motorcycles,” he said. (kmb15)

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Ambulances line up a site of a trolleybus explosion, background, in Volgograd, Russia Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. A bomb blast tore through the trolleybus in the city Volgograd on Monday morning, killing at least 10 people a day after a suicide bombing that killed at 17 at the city’s main railway station.

The unorganized traders packed the tourist area of Penelokan, Kintamani.

Shoplifting, a Turkmenistan tourist arrested

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DENPASAR - The officers of Kuta Police arrested a woman from Turkmenistan named Rizaeva Anzhelika, 21, Saturday (Dec 28). This beautiful woman was caught shoplifting at Bintang Supermarket on Jalan Raya Seminyak, Kuta. Although the culprit came to the scene with her elder sister, Sura Rizaena, 30, it was not found any evidence with her, so that only Rizaeva was named as a suspect. Chief of Kuta Police, I Nyoman Resa, said on Sunday (Dec 29) the suspect had been arrested in Kuta Police. Meanwhile, her elder sister was not guilty of the theft in the supermarket. “The stolen goods are only found in the bag of the suspect Rizaeva. So, she is the only one named a suspect and the case was still being investigated,” said Chief Resa. Accompanied by Chief of Criminal Detective, Wahyu Setyo, Chief

Resa explained the theft was committed by the suspect when she and her elder sister came to the scene. They went to the supermarket like other visitors. At first, there was no suspicion if the suspect would commit a criminal act of theft. “The suspect pretended to select items at the scene,” he said. When finding the goods desired, she directly inserted them into her bag. The action was also seen by a local security guard. As wishing to prove further, the security guard continued to keep watch her. Having completed, the suspect should pay for the items at the checkout. However, she came out without paying at the checkout. So, the security guard immediately approached them. Knowing a security guard dogged her, the suspect tried to run away. However, she was eventually captured and her bag was checked. It was known the bag of the suspect contained a variety of items. Among

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them, there were a Medjol Dates, a Mandailing Luwak coffee, 2 pieces of Buritos Turtillo Tomato, Granolla home bread, an Air Bone Cloves 500 and a Wasa Original Crip of 200 grams. Not only that, police also found VH Cocoa Powder 45 grams, a Laktos 125 Bite Long Lipe, a Bertoli Pesto Verde 185, Ritter so Praline 100 grams, a Bali Butter Cashew Peanut, an Off Aerosol 150, a DM Tomato Paste 602 S, 2 pieces of Yummy Yog Plain 125 grams and a DJ Ch Cablanca GOA. “Meanwhile, no evidence was found in the bag of her elder sister. Nevertheless, the guests temporarily live at Perum Puri Gading Jimbaran, South Kuta, were secured to Kuta Police headquarters,” he said. Due to the action of the suspect, the supermarket claimed to have suffered a loss worth IDR 1,034,585. Both were still undergoing examination in the investigation room. (kmb21)

Successive suicide bombings in Russia kill over 30 Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW — A blast that tore through an electric bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd during Monday’s morning rush hour, killing 14, was probably carried out by suicide bombers from the same organization behind a railway explosion a day earlier, officials said. Together more than 30 people were killed in the explosions, putting the city of one million on edge and highlighting the terrorist threat Russia is facing as it prepares to host February’s Winter Games in Sochi, President Vladimir Putin’s pet project. While terrorists may find it hard to get to the tightly guarded Olympic facilities, the bombings have shown they can hit civilian targets elsewhere in Russia with shocking ease. Volgograd, located about 650 kilometers (400 miles) northeast of Sochi, serves as a key transport hub for southern Russia, with numerous bus routes linking it to volatile provinces in Russia’s North Caucasus, where insurgents have been seeking an Islamic state. The city, previously called

Stalingrad, also serves as an important symbol of Russian pride because of a historic WWII battle in which the Soviets turned the tide against the Nazis. Vladimir Markin, the spokesman for Russia’s main investigative agency said Monday’s explosion involved a bomb similar to the one used in Sunday’s bombing at the city’s main railway station. “That confirms the investigators’ version that the two terror attacks were linked,” Markin said in a statement. “They could have been prepared in one place.” Markin said that a suicide attacker was responsible for the bus explosion, reversing an earlier official statement saying that the blast was caused by a bomb that had been left in the vehicle’s pas-

senger area. At least 14 people were killed and nearly 30 were wounded, according to public health officials. Officials did not name names and no one has claimed responsibility for either bombing, but they came several months after Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov threatened new attacks against civilian targets in Russia, including Olympics in Sochi in February. The explosion ripped away much of the bus’s exterior and shattered windows in nearby buildings. It virtually paralyzed public transport in the city, forcing many residents to walk long distances to get to work. Russian authorities have been slow to introduce stringent security checks on bus routes, making them the transport of choice for terrorists in the region. A few months ago authorities introduced a requirement for intercity bus passengers to produce ID when buying tickets, like rail or air passengers, but procedures have remained lax.

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China says Abe not welcome after war shrine visit

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Originally, the traders now peddling along the sidewalk of Penelokan sold in the parking area of Batur Volcano Museum. However, since the beginning of the second phase construction project of the Batur Volcano Museum in September, the government then provided temporary policies for traders to sell in the area of Penelokan while preparing a decent place to relocate. However, after provided with the market located at Kedisan village, the majority of traders coming from local village were reluctant to move. They reasoned the new location provided by the government was quite deserted. Not only that, the traders also often left rubbish around the location after selling. Wooden shanties used as a base to sell were also propped casually in front of cave so it caused the location to look very shabby. One of the local leaders, Jro Gde Tindih, admitted to concern seeing such condition. Moreover, the Penelokan region was the mainstay for travelers in Kintamani. According to him, the sanitation was one of

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BEIJING — China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday accused Japan’s prime minister of hypocrisy and said he would not be welcome in China after he visited a shrine honoring Japan’s war dead. Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni shrine in central Tokyo had seriously hurt relations between the countries and shut the door for dialogue between their leaders. “Abe’s hypocrisy in his claims of prioritizing relations with China and hopes for dialogue with the Chinese leaders has been fully revealed,” Qin said at a regular briefing. “The Chinese people do not welcome him. Now, Abe needs to admit his mistakes to the government and people of China, cut loose from the past and make a new start,” he said. Japanese politicians’ visits to Yasukuni have long caused friction with China and both Koreas, because the 2.5 million war dead enshrined there include 14 class A war criminals from World War II — national leaders who were either executed or died in prison or during their trials. Japan colonized Korea and occupied parts of China, often brutally, before and during World War II. It was the first visit to the Shinto-style war shrine by a sit-

ting Japanese prime minister since Junichiro Koizumi went in 2006 to mark the anniversary of the end of World War II. Abe, a nationalist who advocates revising Japan’s pacifist constitution, had previously visited Yasukuni while out of office. South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday also urged Japan not to impair bilateral ties by opening up past colonial wounds. “I hope that there won’t be any act of breaking down country-tocountry relations ... by digging up the wounds of the past,” Park said during a regular meeting with her aides, according to South Korean media pool reports posted on the website of her office. Park didn’t cite Japan by name but Park’s office said she was referring to Japan. Also Monday, North Korea’s state media said that Abe’s shrine visit was tantamount to a “declaration of war” against people in Asia and the rest of the world. “Japan has now turned into a war state deviating to the right and fascism,” the official Korean Central News Agency said in a commentary. Abe has previously said criticism that visits to Yasukuni are an act of worshipping war criminals is based on a misunderstanding. He said he did not intend to hurt the Chinese and Korean people’s feelings and expressed conviction that Japan must never wage war again.

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) speaks during a ceremony marking the end of trading in 2013 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo December 30, 2013.


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Mississippi children learn with blues curriculum

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After targeting Kintamani, the ‘war’ against plastic waste was held again by military ranks, residents of Bali and hotel employees, Sunday (Dec 29). They targeted the beach from Padanggalak to Semawang, Sanur.

TUNICA, Miss. — In cotton country a couple miles east of the Mississippi River, just off a road known as the blues highway, fourth graders at Tunica Elementary School are exploring the Delta’s homegrown music to learn about rhythm, rhyme and chord progression. Their teacher is also using the new Mississippi Blues Trail Curriculum to help the children absorb information in unexpected ways. Chevonne Dixon is one of the first teachers in the state to incorporate the blues into science, math, social studies and English lessons. So far this school year, the 9- and 10-year-olds in her class have written blues songs about the weather. They’ve composed short ditties about the travails of being a kid. And they’ve read classic blues lyrics to learn the challenges of growing cotton. “It makes them recall information, especially with that slow, melodic sound,” said Dixon, who leads her classroom with a calm demeanor that brings out a quiet, respectful manner in the children. Tunica Elementary sits near a milo field just off of U.S. Highway 61, the blues highway that meanders south out of Memphis, Tenn., and down through the cotton and soybeans fields of the flat Mississippi Delta. Tunica County used to be one of the poorest places in the United States, but about 20 years ago the local economy started to perk up with the arrival of casinos on the Mississippi River. Still, Dixon says more than 90 percent of the students in the school qualify for free or reduced lunches — an indication of lingering poverty in a region where many of the children’s parents and grandparents are unemployed or work part-time agriculture jobs.

In 2006, scholars and tourism promoters started working together on the Mississippi Blues Trail, a series of highway markers that provide information about people, places and events significant in developing the hardscrabble music that influenced rock ‘n’ roll. The trail is a magnet for music aficionados, especially European and Asian travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience of American culture — something other than theme parks and big cities. The Blues Trail Curriculum draws on research that was done for the highway markers. Mark Malone, a music professor at William Carey University, designed the curriculum with help from Scott Barretta, a blues scholar at the University of Mississippi. The Mississippi Arts Commission made the Blues Trail Curriculum available this school year. It’s aimed at fourth graders who are learning state history, but it can be altered for younger and older students. Its lessons focus on six main areas: music, meaning, cotton, transportation, civil rights and media. And while some traditional blues music has distinctly adult-themed lyrics about drinking, carousing or working for the man, the curriculum presents age-appropriate themes.

Welcoming 2014

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In this Dec. 16, 2018 photograph, fourth grader Jimmarious Frazier laughs at one of his classmates’ inspired blues song at Tunica Elementary School in Tunica, Miss. His teacher, Chevonne Dixon leads her students into exploring the Delta’s homegrown music, a subtle way to apply this new Mississippi Blues Trail Curriculum into lessons for science, math, social studies and English.

Rescue of icebound Antarctic ship faces setback Associated Press Writer

In this image provided by Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography, Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in thick Antarctic ice 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.

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SYDNEY — A Chinese icebreaker that was en route to rescue a ship trapped in Antarctic ice was forced to turn back on Saturday after being unable to push its way through the heavy sea ice. The Snow Dragon icebreaker came within 7 miles (11 kilometers) of the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been stuck since Christmas Eve, but had to retreat after the ice became too thick, said expedition spokesman Alvin Stone. The Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been on a research expedition to Antarctica, got stuck Tuesday after a blizzard’s whipping winds pushed the sea ice around the ship, freezing it in place. The ship wasn’t in danger of sinking, and there are weeks’ worth of supplies for the 74 scientists, tourists and crew on board, but the vessel cannot move. Three icebreakers, including the Snow Dragon, have been trying to reach the ship since Wednesday. France’s L’Astrolabe made it to the edge of the sea ice surrounding the ship on Saturday, but called off its mission

after it, too, failed to break through, said Lisa Martin, spokeswoman for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which is coordinating the rescue. The third icebreaker, Australia’s Aurora Australis, has the best chance of cutting through the ice, and is expected to arrive on Sunday, Martin said. The Snow Dragon will remain in the area in case its help is needed. “I think we’re probably looking at another 24 hours of twiddling our fingers and waiting for something to happen,” said Stone, the expedition spokesman. The scientific team on board the research ship — which left New Zealand on Nov. 28 — had been recreating Australian explorer Douglas Mawson’s century-old voyage to Antarctica when it became trapped. They plan to continue their expedition after they are freed, expedition leader Chris Turney said. Passengers and crew initially had to contend with blizzard conditions, including winds up to 70 kilometers per hour (40 miles per hour), but the weather has calmed considerably since then, Turney said.

Residents make a ‘war’ against plastic waste

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DENPASAR - After targeting Kintamani, the ‘war’ against plastic waste was held again by military ranks, residents of Bali and hotel employees, Sunday (Dec 29). They targeted the beach from Padanggalak to Semawang, Sanur. The cleanup activity against plastic waste was welcomed enthusiastically. Even, residents who happened to stroll on the beach were also encouraged to participate and amassed the plastic waste spontaneously. Such clean up activity began at 6:30 a.m. and was spread in four locations such as the Padanggalak, Matahari Terbit, Sindhu and Semawang Beach. All the participants were enthusiastically picking the plastic waste strewn around the coastal region. The activity was attended by Territorial Assistant of the IX / Udayana Regional Military Command Made Datrawan and CEO of Bali Post Media Group (KMB) Satria Naradha. They comingled with the residents of Bali and hotel employees armed with rubbish bag to collect litter and waste collecting tool. Even, the plastic waste tucked among the revetment stone could have been reached, as carried out by Mulyono, a volunteer and observer of plastic waste. The management of hotels located at Sanur area did not miss the opportunity to join. Some participating hotels included the Alit Beach Bungalows, Griya Santrian Hotel, Inna Grand Bali

Beach, Diwangkara Beach Hotel, Gazebo Cottages, Sanur Paradise Plaza, Sativa Sanur Cottages, Tanjung Sari Hotel, Tamu Kami Hotel and Puri Sading Hotel. According to the Territorial Assistant Made Datrawan accompanied by the Spokesperson Wing Handoko and Assistant Operations Farid Mahruf the activity was a form of concern for the environment, especially the beach, to be free from plastic waste. The activity also invited the public to fight against plastic waste because it could contaminate and pollute the environment. His party supported if there was an effort to fight against the plastic waste. He hoped the synergy of the Indonesian Military (TNI) with the press in preserving the environment could continue to be encouraged. “This activity poses an expression of love for the environment and synergy of military with the press. Since Bali is the center of tourist destination, the environment must be clean. On that account, as soldier we have to love the sanitation and fight against waste. This means that all residents must fight against the

waste from their home to the environment,” he said. Enthusiasm in the plastic waste cleanup activity was also seen at three other locations namely Sindu Beach, Matahari Beach and Semawang Beach participated by the circles of hotels existing in Sanur area. A volunteer and observer of plastic waste, Mulyono, said that public awareness of fighting against the plastic waste still needed improving as so far the plastic waste was seen everywhere, without exception in the coastal region. “Prior to cleaning up this beach, it looks clean. But after we see further among the rocks, a lot of waste is not visible. We expect the holders of public policy to help educate the community in fighting against waste. And all people strolling on the beach should not casually throw waste,” he said. At the end of the plastic waste cleanup activity was resumed with the release of turtle hatchlings on Semawang Beach to welcome the New Year 2014. In addition, it also posed a form of concern for the dwindling turtle population. (kmb29)

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New Year 2014 celebration

Thousands of bus and private car estimated to get into Bali Bali Post

DENPASAR - The New Year’s Eve 2014 has come. As a famous tourist destination, many local and foreign travelers will surely spend holiday and celebrate the New Year on this Island of the Gods. Even, based on existing data, thousands of buses and private vehicles with tens of thousands of people have come to Bali. To that end, police prepared security and traffic arrangements, primarily in the area of Kuta. Director of Bali Police Traffic Affairs, Benone Jesaja Louhenapessy, said on Sunday (Dec 29) his party had been preparing security and traffic arrangements in order to welcome the New Year 2014 in Bali. Even, the preparation took up to two meetings and field surveys. A number of critical points of congestion had been mapped and got the attention from traffic police. Moreover, local and foreign tourist arrival was seen to have been flooding Bali. Moreover, most domestic travelers in Bali used buses and private vehicles. It was estimated there had been 1,725 buses coming to Bali. They included 357 units of intercity bus (AKDP), 172 units of interprovincial bus (AKAP) and 1,196 units of tourist buses. “The number of bus and private vehicle coming into Bali is one of the causes of congestion,” he said. Benone doubling as the Chairman of the Traffic and Transportation Forum (FLLAJ) of Bali explained that critical points of congestion were in Kuta and surrounding areas. Later on, a number of roads would be closed and experienced traffic diversion. “All people staying in hotels and villas in Kuta must have already checked-in before 4:00 p.m. as the road section to Kuta will be closed starting at 4:00 p.m.,” he explained. His party would provide parking spaces at some locations and ambulance, fire truck, Sanitation and Landscaping Agency and chain saw as well as a tow truck. The parking spaces prepared would be located at Central Parking Kuta, ACE Shopping Center, Jalan Raya Kuta, Tri Sakti Square, Jalan Patih Jelantik, Panin Bank, Jalan Legian (special for VVIP guest), Krisna Oleh-Oleh souvenir shop, Jalan Raya Tuban and Jalan Sunset Road, Kuta. (kmb21)


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Marine debris haunts New Year’s Eve celebration on Kuta Beach Bali Post

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Denpasar Mayor, IB Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, second from left, visited the Denpasar Festival

From Denpasar Festival VI

Introduces typical Balinese cuisines through chef competition

COMMITMENT of Denpasar municipality to raise Balinese cuisines is unquestionable. After holding a professional chef competition prior to Denpasar Festival, it was then held a chef competition for the level of vocational school (SMK) throughout Denpasar in conjunction with the implementation of the Denpasar Festival VI. The chef competition among school children was inspected in person by Denpasar Mayor, IB Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, accompanied by Deputy Mayor IGN Jaya Negara and Deputy Chairperson of PKK Motivator Team of Denpasar, Mrs. Antari Jaya Negara, on Jalan Gajah Mada, Sunday (Dec 29). According to Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, the chef competition was one of the ways to introduce Balinese cuisines among children and teenagers. In the future, this number one official in Denpasar hoped that Balinese culinary competition would be increasingly popular and well known in all circles. Moreover, if the packaging was made better, the Balinese culinary treasure could potentially serve as a souvenir. “Bali cuisines are very potential to serve as souvenir. They just need to be packed creatively in order to look attractive,” he said. The Economic Affairs Division Head of Denpasar Municipality Secretary, I Made Saryawan, said in the chef competition would be assessed how to serve Balinese cuisines ranging from appetizers,

main course to dessert. The idea of developing a chef competition originated in the former royal era. “In addition to introducing Balinese culinary treasures to school children, the chef competition is also one of the ways to promote Balinese food,” he said while adding the chef competition of school level was attended by 14 participants posing the envoy of vocational schools (SMK) in Denpasar. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesian Chef Association (ICA) of Bali Chapter, Komang Adi Arsana, said the chef competition held related to Denpasar Festival 2013 was a serious effort of Denpasar municipality in preserving local wisdom, especially the Balinese culinary tradition. “We would like to express our sincere

gratitude to Denpasar municipality that has provided the opportunity to the ICA Bali to develop the local gastronomic arts,” said Adi Arsana. In developing the Balinese unique culinary tradition, he said, it surely remained to refer to gastronomic norms without tarnishing religious norms. He hoped the cooperation of Denpasar municipality with the circles of professional chef could preserve the national and Balinese culinary treasures in supporting the existing tourism. “The school chef competition is expected to revive the distinctive Balinese food that seems less competitive than fast food. By directly involving our school children, we are optimistic that Balinese food can be promoted more widely,” he said. (ian)

MANGUPURA - The matter of marine debris along Kuta Beach to Petitenget Beach becomes a special concern ahead of the New Year’s moment. Up to Sunday (Dec 29), there had been no indication if the volume of marine debris would shrink. The large amount of marine debris was feared to interfere with the public convenience and tourists considering the beaches were favorite places to celebrate the New Year. The Head of Badung Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), Putu Eka Merthawan, revealed the amount of marine debris carried by westerly wind was worried to increase. Even, the volume of marine debris along the Petitenget Beach to Kuta Beach or along four kilometers had reached 20 tons. His party admitted to have been overwhelmed to handle such condition. “The Sanitation and Landscaping Agency starts to be overwhelmed,” he said. The continuing phenomenon of marine debris remaining and some

more technical constraints caused the Agency to work extra hard. Moreover, ahead of the end of the year, visitors continued to increase. Besides, the officers should also work quickly so the comfort of beachgoers would not be interfered with. “We are also constrained by equipment. Of the five existing loaders, only four are still functioning. A loader does not work and must be repaired. The engine is out of order because we were forced it to operate it for 10 hours, whereas the operability is only six hours per day,” he explained. Even though he claimed to still optimize the existing resources in the Badung Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, Eka Merthawan also expected the role of various parties, especially employers around the beach, to participate and help maintain the coastal sanitation. At the very least, the employers could ask their employees to participate in cleaning up marine debris in front of their respective business premises. (kmb25)

Three cases of illegal mining handled by county police Bali Post

NEGARA - In addition to illegal logging remaining to get the attention from police authority in Jembrana, during the year 2013, Jembrana Police also cracked down on three cases of illegal mining both sand and stone. Proliferation of such illegal mining should be dealt with by police because there has been no regulation governing the matter. Chief of Jembrana Police, Harry Hariyadi, accompanied by the rank of officers said on Sunday (Dec 29) that County Police had handled three cases of illegal mining in Jembrana Police jurisdiction. Many public reports were related to illegal mining. Unfortunately, Jembrana had not owned a regional bylaw related to the illegal mining because it was considered not to belong to a mining area having no capability to support the regionally generated revenue (PAD). Three cases of the illegal mining included the quarry at Arca hamlet, Pulukan village, Pekutatan, by Suherman, 41, arrested on Tuesday (Feb 2) and Nasirin, 44, from Pesinggahan hamlet did mining without permission from the authorities at the river of Loloan hamlet, Medewi, Pekutatan on Tues-

day (Apr 2). The third case involved Wayan Bokiat, 66, from Kelod hamlet, Banyubiru, Negara, committing illegal mining at Abang hamlet, Dangin Tukadaya, Jembrana. He was secured on Thursday (Nov 7) and the three culprits were charged under Article 158 of Law No.4/2009. In effect, the regional bylaw (Perda) related to quarry should be made by Jembrana government. Aside from regulating the mining operations and regionally generated revenue, it was also intended to reduce the cases of illegal mining activities. In 2014, County Police would give particular attention to the waters chiefly by sea patrol. With the existing vessel, the budget for fuel would be increased. “It is intended in order that our boat can patrol longer and farther in the waters,” he explained. In 2013, the criminal action handled by Jembrana Police tended to diminish compared to the cases in 2012. In 2012, a total of 259 cases were handled while in 2013 amounted to 234 cases. Completion of the case in 2012 reached 231 cases, while the cases resolved in 2013 increased by 246. More cases could be completed in 2013 due to the existence of unresolved cases in the previous years. (kmb26)

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Calendar Event for January 1 through February 26, 2014 1 Jan Buda Kliwon Matal, Kajeng Kliwon And Tilem Sasih Kenam Pura Desa Sukawati Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Gelgel Bebetin Pura Maspahit Sesetan Pura Padharman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 11 Jan Tumpek Kandang Pura Desa Gianyar Pura Luhur Dalem Sagening Kediri Tabanan Pura Sang Hyang Tegal Tegalalang 15 Jan Purnama Sasih Kapitu Pura Dalem Tarukan Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja Gianyar Pura Puseh Manakaji Peninjauan Bangli Pura Taman Limut Pengosekan Mas Ubud Pura Benua Besakih Pura Gunung Rena Sidemen Karangasem Pura Pasek Gelgel Abadi Karangasem Pura Pucak Gunung Mangun Kubu Karangasem 16 Jan Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan 17 Jan Hari Bhatara Sri 21 Jan Anggara Kasih Prangbakat Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa Klungkung Pura Tirtha Sidamala Bebalang Bangli Pura Gunung Pangsong Lombok Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar Pura Pura Hyang Haluh/Jenggala Besakih

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19 Feb Buda Cemeng Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran ped Nusa Penida Pura Gaduhan Jagat Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Penataran Batu Lepang Kamasan Kelungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Kedonganan Kuta Pura Guwa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Pura Jati Ubud Pura Melanting Ubud Pura Dalem Peed Nusa Penida Pura Sad Kayangan Nusa Penida Pura Penataran Agung Gunung Karangasem

30 Jan Tilem Sasih Kepitu Pura Buana Kawan Besakih Pura Ulun Kulkul Besakih 31 Jan Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan 5 Feb Buda Kliwon Ugu Pura Dalem Tarukan Peninjauan Tembuku Bangli Pura Pemayun Banyuning Tengah Buleleng Pura Kayangan Tiga Seririt Buleleng Pura Agung Gunung Raung Taro Tegalalang 6 Feb Pura Dalem Puri Besakih 14 Feb Purnama Sasih Kawulu Pura Dalem Batur Bangli Pura Ida Ratu Pasek Besakih Pura Dalem Suci Sidemen Karangasem Pura Buana Kawan Besakih 15 Feb Tumpek Wayang & Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan Pura Majapahit Jembrana Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Pura Pedarman Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pura Pedarman Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarman Kaba-kaba Besakih Pura Pedarman Dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Pedarman Dinasti Dalem Besakih

21 Feb Hari Bhatara Sri 25 Feb Anggara Kasih Dukut Pura Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Undagi Krambitan Tabanan Pura Pucak Taman bedulu Gianyar Pura Puser Jagat Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Purwa Kawan Bangli Pura Desa Ketewel Gianyar 26 Feb Pura Agung Pasek gelgel Sibang Kaja Abian Semal Pura Dalem Samprangan Gianyar

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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Carly Rae Jepsen heads to Broadway next year Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen has had her calls returned by Broadway. Producers of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” said Sunday that the Canadian singer-songwriter will take over the role of Cinderella starting Feb. 4 for 12 weeks. She’ll take over from Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes.

The Grammy Award nominee began performing in musical theater in high school. She starred in “Annie,” ‘’The Wiz” and “Grease” before attending the Canadian College of Performing Arts. She’ll join the cast alongside Fran Drescher playing Cinderella’s stepmother. Drescher is an Emmy Award winner for “The Nanny” and takes over Harriet Harris’ role. The Tony-nominated musical has been

File-This photo taken April 19, 2012 shows Canadian singer, Carly Rae Jepsen, posing for photographs following an APTN interview at the Landmark Hotel, London. Jepsen has been called by Broadway.

LOS ANGELES — Over the bustling post-Christmas weekend, Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continued to lead the box office, landing in the No. 1 slot for the third weekend in a row. The Warner Bros. prequel earned $30 million, bringing the domestic gross to $190.3 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Disney’s animated adventure, “Frozen,” took the No. 2 position, earning $28.9 million over the weekend and $248.4 million domestically after six weeks at the multiplex. “’Frozen’ probably had the best release date of the year because they positioned themselves to completely dominate the family film marketplace over the holidays,” said box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak. “To be No. 2 in its sixth week is a total reflection of that.” Reigning box-office champion “Hobbit,” ‘’really contributed to this record box office that we have at the end of the year,” he added. “With ‘Hobbit’ and ‘Frozen,’ we are talking $450 million at the box office between those two films alone. They are absolutely killing it here at the end of the year.” This year is poised

to be a banner one at the box office, and it is projected to surpass 2012’s $10.8 billion by nearly 1 percent, making this the highest annual take ever. Paramount held two slots in the top five over the weekend, with the comedies “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” starring Will Farrell, and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. Sequel “Anchorman 2” came in at No. 3 with $20.2 million, and Martin Scorsese’s dark comedy, “Wolf,” took the No. 5 spot, earning $19 million after opening at No. 2 on Christmas Day with $9.15 million. “Some people are calling the performance of ‘Anchorman’ a bit of a disappointment, but it will be a $100 million gross at the end of the day,” Dergarabedian said. “All of the marketing certainly raised its profile. It will have

a good showing.” “Anchorman” met studio expectations over the Christmas holiday. “We are thrilled and we feel the movie will play well in theaters for a while,” said Don Harris, president of distribution at Paramount. “The first film brought in $84 million, and this one will be well north of that.” At nearly three hours long, “Wolf” does not have as many showings in a day as the rest of the pictures currently in theaters, yet it’s holding its own at the multiplex. “The movie is very much out there in terms of content, and that’s a good thing,” added Harris. “It’s different than anything else in the marketplace. I think people are surprised that it’s a lot of fun.” At No. 4, Sony Pictures corruption saga, “American Hustle,” made $19.6 million. David O. Russell’s entertaining take on the Abscam political corruption undercover investigation of the 1970s, starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, has grossed $60 million domestically and gained seven Golden Globe nominations.

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FILE -This file film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” held off “Anchorman 2” on a busy weekend at the box office. According to studio estimates Sunday, Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” sequel took in $31.5 million in its second weekend of release.

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GRENOBLE - Michael Schumacher, the retired seven-time Formula One champion, was in a critical condition on Monday after suffering severe brain trauma in a skiing accident in the French Alps, doctors said. The German racing legend, who turns 45 on Friday, had been skiing off-piste with his 14-year-old son in the upmarket Meribel resort when he fell and hit his head on a rock. He was “suffering a serious brain trauma with coma on his arrival, which required an immediate neurosurgical operation”, according to the hospital in the southeastern French city of Grenoble where he is being treated. “He remains in a critical condition.” Shortly after the accident Meribel resort director Christophe Gernigon-Lecomte said Schumacher, who had been wearing a helmet, was “conscious but a little agitated”. But when Schumacher fell into coma, doctors realised the damage was worse than initially feared. Two mountain police officers who gave first aid to Schumacher said he was suffering “severe cranial trauma” when they got to him and a helicopter was brought in to evacuate him within 10 minutes. A renowned Parisian neurologist, doctor Gerard Saillant, arrived at the Grenoble hospital in a police car to help take charge of the famous patient. Schumacher’s wife Corinna was at his side with his two children, the hospital said. The hospital statement was signed by the facility’s neurosurgeon, the professor in charge of its anaesthesia/revival unit, and the hospital’s deputy director. Schumacher a ‘crazy daredevil’ News of Schumacher’s accident stunned the Formula One community and his former teammates joined thousands on Twitter in wishing him a speedy recovery.

“My thoughts are with Michael Schumacher at this tough time.. Michael more than anyone has the strength to pull through this,” tweeted British F1 driver Jenson Button. Schumacher’s former teammate at Benetton Martin Brundle wrote on Twitter: “Come on Michael, give us one of those race stints at pure qualifying pace to win through, like you used to. You can do it.” He added that the German was “a crazy brave skydiving/bike racing daredevil”. Brazilian Formula One racing driver Felipe Massa said he was “praying for God to protect you my brother!! I wish you a speedy recovery Michael”, the former Ferrari driver wrote. The next update on Schumacher’s condition would be given at 1000 GMT on Monday, a hospital spokesman said. Police kept guard at the hospital’s entrances as journalists and fans, some wearing the colours of the Formula One legend’s former stable Ferrari, gathered outside awaiting news of his health. Police have opened an investigation into the circumstances of the accident, the ski resort said. Schumacher, who won the last of his world titles in 2004, definitively retired in 2012 in the Brazilian Grand Prix, in which he finished seventh, after an abandoned attempt to quit six years earlier. Since his debut in 1991, the German towered over the sport, winning more Formula One world titles and races than any other. He had a record 91 wins and is

one of only two men to reach 300 grands prix. Schumacher’s duels in his heyday with Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve, fired by an unquenchable competitive spirit, have gone down in Formula One lore. Schumacher was born in January 1969 near Cologne, Germany, the son of a bricklayer who also ran the local go-kart track, where his mother worked in the canteen. By 1987, Schumacher was the German and European go-kart champion and was soon racing professionally. In 1991 he burst into Formula One by qualifying seventh in his debut race in Belgium and a year later he was racing for Benetton,

nating the podium, before trying to retire the first time aged 37. During his retirement he survived a horror accident that knocked him out when racing a motorbike in Spain. That time he was released from hospital after just five hours. But the father of two could not resist the lure o f

the track and in 2010 he signed a three-year deal with Mercedes. But slower reflexes and a less competitive car meant Schumacher could not reproduce his former glory and he quit for good in 2012. His helmet had a message for fans: “Life is about passions -- Thank you for sharing mine.”

where he won his first Formula One grand prix in 1992. After joining Ferrari in 1996, Schumacher achieved infamy by trying to ram Villeneuve off the road at Jerez in the last race of 1997, and was disqualified from the championship as punishment. Over the next decade, he went from strength to strength, domi-

In this Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006 file photo provided by the Ferrari press office, Formula One driver Michael Schumacher speeds down a course in the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort, in the Italian Alps.


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