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Neeson doubles the take with $50M ‘Taken 2’ debut This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Liam Neeson in a scene from “Taken 2.”

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seas a weekend earlier, added $55 million more in about 50 international markets to raise its worldwide total to $117 million. The previous weekend’s No. 1 movie at the U.S. box office, Adam Sandler’s animated hit “Hotel Transylvania,” dropped to second-place with $26.3 million. The Sony release raised its domestic total to $76 million, and it has taken in $29.3 million overseas for a worldwide haul of $105.3 million. Expanding into nationwide release after a limited debut a week earlier, Universal’s music tale “Pitch Perfect” moved up to third-place with $14.7 million. The movie stars Anna Kendrick as a college freshman spicing things up for her a cappella singing squad. Sony’s sci-fi thriller “Looper,” starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, fell from second-place to fourth with $12.2 million, lifting its domestic haul to $40.3 million. Tim Burton’s animated monster tale “Frankenweenie” had a slow start, taking in $11.5 million to round out the top-five. The Disney release is an update of Burton’s 1984 live-action short film, about a boy who

LOS ANGELES — The Dorothy dress is going up for auction. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien says Judy Garland’s original costume from “The Wizard of Oz” could sell for half a million dollars when it hits the auction block next month. The white puff-sleeve blouse and blue gingham pinafore has inspired countless Halloween costumes

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PERTH - The true stories of Bali bombing survivors are set to help counter violent extremism and homegrown terrorism in Australia, in a positive move forward as the region prepares to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2002 tragedy.

brings his dead dog back to life. Released by 20th Century Fox, “Taken 2” gave a big boost to Hollywood revenues, which have lagged most weekends since late summer. Domestic business totaled $138 million, up 45.5 percent from the same weekend last year, when “Real Steel” led with $27.3 million. While the first movie got respectable reviews, “Taken 2” was panned by critics as a replay of the original. Audiences rarely care what critics say, though. “Most people go to the movies for a certain dose of escapism,” said Chris Aronson, head of distribution for 20th Century Fox. “It doesn’t have to be high art. It doesn’t have to be serious and contemplative. They go to the movies to be entertained, and my gosh, that’s what this movie does.” “Frankenweenie” had a modest debut compared to Burton’s last animated feature, “Corpse Bride,” which took in $19.1 million in its first weekend of wide release in 2005. Both films were made through stop-motion animation, using puppets moved incrementally and photographed a frame at a time.

The experiences of Aussie rules footballer Phil Britten, Bali Muslim leader Haji Bambang and Kuta surf lifesaver Made Sudikta are highlighted in Beyond Bali, an education kit to be available to all Australian high schools for the 2013 year. Developed by the Bali Peace Park Association and Curtin University, Beyond Bali uses television news footage in an interactive format to drive home messages about the futility of violence and the value of peace, posing ethical and moral questions along the way. It asks students to embrace nonviolence, using the Bali Peace Park as a guiding concept. The peace park project is an ongoing quest to secure the main site of the 2002 attacks to build a memorial park and small museum. Beyond Bali has been recently trialed in two schools – Perth Modern School and the Australian Islamic College, Kewdale – with students and teachers enthusiastic about the program. Beyond Bali also suggests schools establish their own peace park project, a recommendatoin being taking up by Perth Modern School. Development of the kit began 14 months ago, after the Bali Peace Park Associa-

Judy Garland’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ dress up for auction Associated Press Writer

Japan carmakers to cut China production by half

Commemoration of 10th Bali Bombing anniversary

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LOS ANGELES — Critics don’t like “Taken 2,” but Liam Neeson’s action sequel has proved twice the hit among fans as the original movie was. “Taken 2” led the box office with $50 million domestically over opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That’s double the haul for Neeson’s “Taken,” which took in $24.7 million in its U.S. debut in early 2009. “Taken” went on to become a $145 million smash for Neeson, the Academy Award-nominated star of “Schindler’s List” who has become an unlikely action hero in his 50s. In “Taken 2,” Neeson returns as a retired CIA agent using his expert espionage and killing skills to take on a gang of thugs out for revenge against him and his family. “He gives hope to aging men,” said Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com. “He’s done the reverse of most actors, where you do the action stuff when you’re younger then do the more introspective work when you’re older. He’s sort of turned it around. When he’s 80, he’ll probably be kicking even more butt.” “Taken 2,” which began rolling out over-

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since the film was released in 1939. Although several identical dresses were made for the production, the dress to be sold is the only version seen in the film and the only complete original dress to survive. The outfit will be on view at London’s Stafford Hotel beginning Tuesday, before being exhibited at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif., Nov. 5-9, prior to the auction Nov. 9-10. AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA

tion secured a $55,000 grant from the Federal Attorney-General’s Building Community Resilience fund, which aims to stamp out violent extremism. Under the guidance of anti-terrorism researcher Dr Anne Ally, Curtin University school curriculum developers Lily Taylor and Saul Karnovsky interviewed a number of Bom Bali survivors, building the education program on their stories. They also consulted with Australian Muslim communities. They will use feedback from both trial schools to fine-tune the program before it is released for general use by teachers in late 2012. Beyond Bali is designed to be flexible and staged so that teachers may cater to the diverse learning needs of their students. Teachers can spend as much time as required to meet the outcomes set out in each module of the program, teaching and learning activities are specifically designed with a collaborative and information learning technology focus to promote engagement, discussion and ‘big picture’ thinking about the content presented. Continued on page 6

A Balinese woman raises the Australian flag at the monument for the 2002 Bali bombing victims four days before a commemoration ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the attack in the Kuta tourist area of Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on October 8, 2012. The 2002 blast, blamed on the militant Jemaah Islamiyah network linked to Al-Qaeda, tore apart a busy nightclub strip on the resort island of Bali killing 202 people, including 88 Australians.


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Flames burn a building in Legian

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A furniture warehouse and art shop located at Legian Kelod, Kuta subdistrict, caught fire on Sunday (Oct 7). There were no fatalities in the incident, but a number of people were injured, while the loss was estimated to reach hundreds of millions of rupiahs. reach IDR 100 million. Three victims suffered minor injuries. Two of them were local communities, while another was the officer of Badung Fire Brigade. The Head of Badung Fire Department, Wayan Weda Dharmaja, said his party deployed about five trucks to handle the fire. From the reports received, the fire could have been extinguished around 10:00 a.m. Weda admitted that his party had trouble in handling the fire in Legian and surrounding areas. It happened because the condition of tourism region was quite densely populated. “Indeed it’s a little crowded here. This makes

us more difficult in dealing with the fire,” he said. Meanwhile, a legislator of the Badung House from Legian, Wayan Puspa Negara, urged the government to alert a fire truck in Legian area. He said the Legian with dense building condition and many businesses plus crowded tourism traffic caused the movement of firefighters to be hindered. “Therefore, I ask the Head of the Badung Fire Department to immediately put a fire truck following staff, facilities and infrastructure in the Legian Headman’s Office,” he said. (kmb25)

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The severe abrasion almost hit Penimbangan Temple in Buleleng Regency.

As coastal abrasion, breakwater of Penimbangan Temple shatters

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The fire which happen at an art shop in Legian Kelod, Kuta.

A Head Count Most Morbid

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Denpasar - The Bali Post reports that around 450 people die each year at Bali’s Sanglah General Hospital from head injuries sustained in traffic accident on the island’s roads. The head of the surgical-neurology unit at Sanglah Hospital, Dr. Sri Maliawan, confirmed the number of 450 annual fatalities due to serious head trauma. He said that technological advances open the way for the number of fatalities due to seri-

ous head injury to be reduced. But, despite these improvements, the number of fatalities continues to climb. Improvements in regional hospitals means that head trauma cases once sent to Sanglah are now often sent to other hospitals meaning the total number of deaths may well be far above 400. Dr. Maliawan said that in a single year over 2,000 patients with head injuries are treated at Bali’s Sanglah Hospital with about 300 of that total

undergoing surgery. A portion of these treated die from their injuries while a number of others are left paralysed. “Many of these people,” Dr. Muliawan explained, “ are of a productive age making it very unfortunate if they are paralysed. “ Explaining that while the advances in neurosurgery now allow patients to be treated without surgery and with little discomfort, he bemoaned the fact that many people still take to the road without the needed safety equipment, such as helmets.

Aston unveils “Hotel Neo”

JAKARTA – Aston International recently surprised the Indonesian hotel market when it unveiled a brand new superior - select service hotel brand called “Hotel NEO by Aston” and at once confirmed that the group already has more than 20 purposebuild NEO Hotels under development.

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From the data of Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Badung, it was known the fire broke out around 08:00 a.m. Office of the furniture warehouse on fire was also used as a residence by the owner named Billy from Australia. Allegedly, the fire was caused by electrical short circuit causing a spark. Afterward, the fire engulfed the reeds existing on the building. A number of fire trucks from the Badung and BPBD of Denpasar were deployed. Extinguishing of the fire was also assisted by the community, police and military personnel. As a result of the fire incident, the loss was estimated to

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Coastal erosion in Buleleng until this year has not been handled optimally. Even, more coastal areas are besieged by coastal abrasion. One of these coastal regions is on Penimbangan Beach, right in front of the Segara Temple. Severe coastal abrasion causes the breakwater of the temple to shatter. As observation in the field on Sunday (Oct 7), the beach verge in the north of Segara Penimbangan Temple was no longer intact. The breakwater made few years ago had been eroded again. The temple courtyard usually used to organize ritual had now been badly damaged. Consequently, devotees had difficulty when organizing a ritual because the northern part of the temple area was destroyed as eroded by the waves. A fisherman on Penimbangan Beach said the breakwater had been eroded since December 2011. At that time, the waves eroded the breakwater to break up the concrete buffer. Gradually, the concrete materials came off and were washed away by the seawater. Residents claimed to worry if such condition persisted. As consequence, the abrasion area would probably expand in the upcoming bad weather. “At that time, only a little part of the breakwater was broken. After a long time, most parts of

the temple area have been eroded by the waves,” he said. According to residents, since the temple breakwater was broken the local village authority had inspected the location. However, after knowing the beach damage in the temple area it was unknown whether or not it had been reported to relevant agencies to request assistance for improvement. “It has been visited but I do not know if it has been followed up to relevant agencies for the repairs. Obviously, if persistently neglected, it will be eroded out in the upcoming bad weather,” he explained. Information compiled from the Buleleng Public Works mentioned if the handling of abrasion still relied on the funding from the Ministry of Public Works. The regional budget of Buleleng allocated for handling the abrasion was very small, let alone for dealing with coastal erosion that was quite expensive, namely IDR 5 million per meter. Meanwhile, the coastal damage due to abrasion reached tens of kilometers. To address this issue, starting in 2012 the Buleleng Public Works would struggle to submit a proposal for a repair of coastal damage caused by abrasion. This effort was directly instructed by Buleleng Regent, Putu Agus Suradnyana. (kmb)

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The new NEO concept aims to open doors onto a new world of wellbeing and sensations. Designed in a modern contemporary style befitting the latest trends in hotel design, Neo Hotels offer uncluttered open spaces that create an atmosphere of relaxation and revitalization in trendy but reasonably priced new build hotels and resorts. “The modern consumer regards an economy class but well designed, interesting hotel as an acceptable alternative to larger and more expensive 4 and 5 star hotels” said Norbert Vas, VP Sales & Marketing for Aston International and added that the first NEO will open by the end of November 2012 in Bali’s resort village of Legian followed by 5 other NEOs in Bali , 6 more in and around Jakarta and further ones in secondary and tertiary cities throughout the Indonesian archipelago including Yogyakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Makassar and Balikpapan.

The brand is being described as “hip and new,” and images posted to the brand’s Website, www. NeoHotels.com in some ways mimic the aesthetics of Prada and other cutting edge fashion labels. Customer focus groups have credited Aston for “‘bringing sexy back” and hailed NEO hotels as a hotel brand that both, teenagers and generation Y parents, will like. The warm, inviting Neo room re-affirms Aston International’s commitment to setting the standard in hotel innovation. While designed to deliver a restful stay and a comfortable work environment, the new room will make its most remarkable improvements in the area of relaxation. Colors, shapes and materials invite guests to slow down and unwind. The space is open and organized to create a unique, light filled, visitor-friendly atmosphere. For business travelers and families alike, the Neo room is truly designed for living.

2 Sep Redite Wage Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekarmukti-Balubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi-Badung 3 Sep Soma Keliwon Kuningan Pura Dasar Gelgel-Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah/Selemadeg-Tabanan Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin-Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuhan-Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan. 8 Sep Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan Pura Taman Pule Mas-Ubud Pura Ularan Takmung-Klungkung Pura Bukitjati Gulingan-Kawan Bangli Pura Dalem Tegehe Pura Dalem Tahak Pura Dalem Batuaji Pura Dalem Tegaljaya-Batubulan Pura Jenengan Maspahit Cemenggaon-Sukawati Pura Dalem Guwang-Sukawati Pura Sadha Kapal Pura Sakenan Sakenan Serangan Pura Pekendungan Kediri-Tabanan Pura Pasek Gaduh Grokgak Gede Tabanan Pura Dalem Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Dalem Purnajati Tanjung Puri Tanjung Periuk Jakarta Pura Dalem Tenggaling Guliang-Bangli Mr. Dukuh Tetek Peguyangan-Denpasar Pura Agung Blambangan Banyuwangi Pura Dalem Agung Sri Nararya Kresna Kepakisan Gelgel -Klungkung Desa Adat Munggu (Mekotekan) Mengwi-Badung Pura Panti Paksebali-Klungkung (Perang Jempana) Pura Penataran Agung Margowening Desa Balong garut Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur 2 Oct Anggara Wage Pahang Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) Besakih Pura Hyang Tibha i Batuan Sakah 3 Oct Buda Keliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem.

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Aston International recently surprised the Indonesian hotel market when it unveiled a brand new superior - select service hotel brand called “Hotel NEO by Aston” and at once confirmed that the group already has more than 20 purposebuild NEO Hotels under development.

Calendar Event for September 1 through October 17, 2012 1 Sep Saniscara Pon Dunggulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung

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Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Gelgel Bungbungan Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal Pura Batur Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati 8 Oct Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar 13 Oct Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan - Klungkung Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih 14 Oct Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin - Lembongan Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar 17 Oct Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Petitenget Kerobokan - Kuta Pura Dalem Pulasari Samplangan - Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kepisah Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel Sumerta - Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan Sanding - Tampaksiring Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken Kaba-kaba - Tabanan

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


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SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

Associated Press Writer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA. It was the second launch of a Dragon capsule to the orbiting lab by the California-based SpaceX company. The first was last spring. This time was no test flight, however, and the spacecraft carried 1,000 pounds of key science experiments and other precious gear on this truly operational mission. There was also a personal touch: chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream tucked in a freezer for the

three station residents. The company’s unmanned Falcon rocket roared into the night sky right on time, putting SpaceX on track to reach the space station Wednesday. The complex was soaring southwest of Tasmania when the Falcon took

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This time exposure photo shows the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifting off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

flight. Officials declared the launch a success, despite a problem with one of the nine first-stage engines. The rocket put Dragon in its intended orbit, said the billionaire founder and chief executive officer of SpaceX, Elon Musk. “It’s driving its way to station, so that’s just awesome,” noted SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell. In more good news, a piece of space junk was no longer threatening the station, and NASA could focus entirely on the delivery mission. NASA is counting on private business to restock the space station, now that the shuttles have retired to museums. The space agency has a $1.6 billion contract with SpaceX for 12 resupply missions. Especially exciting for NASA is the fact that the Dragon will return twice as much cargo as it took up, including a stockpile of astronauts’ blood and urine samples. The samples — nearly 500 of them — have been stashed in freezers since Atlantis made the last shuttle flight in July 2011. The Dragon will spend close to three weeks at the space station before being released and parachuting into the Pacific at the end of October. By then, the space station should be back up to

What a 1,000 mph Car Could Do for Your Commute

A supersonic car project aimed at reaching 1,000 mph combines the power of a military jet engine with a hybrid rocket. The ambitious effort won’t take off until 2013, but the speed demon concept alone may inspire futuristic flights of fancy among even the most jaded commuters. The BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car Project wants to outrace the ghosts of past cars and even airplanes by becoming the second land vehicle to break the sound barrier — its goal would shatter both the land speed record of 763 mph (1,228 kph) and the low-altitude air speed record of 994 mph (1,600 kph). A successful rocket motor test on Oct. 3 marked a necessary step toward a test run scheduled for the desertlike Hakskeen Pan region of South Africa in 2013. A maximum speed of just above 1,000 mph (1,609 kph) would allow the car to pass speedy vehicles such

as a Ferrari Enzo (218 mph, or 351 kph), Japan’s magnetic levitation train (361 mph, or 581 kph), and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet flying overhead (593 mph, or 954 kph). Passengers in the land vehicles would hear only the resounding double thunderclap of the car’s sonic booms as they were left

a full crew of six. None of the Russian, European or Japanese cargo ships can bring anything back; they’re destroyed during re-entry. The Russian Soyuz crew capsules have limited room for anything besides people. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX

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A concept image for the BLOODHOUND supersonic car being built to reach 1,000 mph.

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— owned by PayPal co-founder Musk — is working to convert its unmanned Dragon capsules into vessels that could carry astronauts to the space station in three years. Other U.S. companies also are vying to carry crews. Americans must ride Russian rockets to orbit in the meantime, for a steep price

Greenhouse gases rise with GDP, slower to fall in recession

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OSLO - Greenhouse gas emissions rise when economies expand but don’t fall as quickly when recession strikes, perhaps because people stick with a higher-emitting lifestyle from the boom times, a study showed. The report in Monday’s edition of the journal Nature Climate Change dents many governments’ hopes that recession can at least bring the consolation of a sharp contraction in greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, rose by an average of 0.73 percent for every 1 percent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, Richard York of the University of Oregon wrote in his report. But emissions fell just 0.43 percent for every percent decline in GDP per capita, he added, based on a review of World Bank statistics of more than 150 nations from 1960 to 2008. “Economic decline ... doesn’t lead to as big a decline in emissions as a comparable amount of economic growth leads to growth in emissions,” York told Reuters. He said the difference might be because new infrastructure added during times of economic growth - new homes, roads or factories - is still used during recession. Carbon dioxide is mainly emitted by burning fossil fuels. RE-THINK

in the dust. The car design calls for a EuroJet EJ200 jet engine — used by Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets — to propel the car up to 300 mph (483 kph). A hybrid rocket motor would then kick in to push the car up to a maximum of 1,050 mph (1,690 kph).

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“When economies decline, factories don’t shut down immediately, people don’t stop driving (although they may defer buying a new car),” he wrote in a email. And many new buildings still needed heating or airconditioning. Even since 1990, when many developed nations started trying to curb their greenhouse gases under a U.N. treaty, emissions had also fallen less in recession than they rose when the economy grew, he said. York said economists may have to re-think how they project future growth of carbon dioxide. Most studies assume that GDP and emissions move in lockstep, both up and down. The findings “don’t necessarily suggest future emissions will generally be higher or lower than current projections, but they suggest that this will depend more sensitively on how exactly economies grow (or shrink),” he said. “It doesn’t only matter how big GDP is in the future, but also how it gets there, such as by slow steady growth, or by periods of rapid growth mixed with recession,” he said. Almost 200 nations are aiming to agree a new global pact to combat climate change by 2015 that would enter into force in 2020. World leaders failed to agree a new deal at the last attempt, at the Copenhagen summit in 2009. The U.N. panel of climate scientists says the build-up of greenhouse gases is raising temperatures and will bring more floods, droughts, heatwaves, dust storms and rising sea levels. Its scenarios foresee the world economy expanding steadily to anywhere from $235 trillion to $550 trillion by 2100, from $21 trillion in 1990. That would raise world temperatures by between 1.1 and 6.4 degrees Celsius (2.0-11.5F), it says. The world economy is expected to grow by 3.5 percent in 2012, including a 0.3 percent contraction in the euro zone, according to the International Monetary Fund.

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Tens of tons of plastic waste from the sea have been polluting the mangrove forest area in Ngurah Rai Forest Park, South Denpasar, spokesman of Bali forestry office said.

Plastic waste pollutes Mangrove Forest

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DENPASAR - Tens of tons of plastic waste from the sea have been polluting the mangrove forest area in Ngurah Rai Forest Park, South Denpasar, spokesman of Bali forestry office said. “Everyday we have four trucks fully loaded with plastic waste taken from the area. That waste is not from the mangrove forest but we think it came from the river and streamed

down to the sea,” Head of Protection Division of the Bali Forestry Office Suratman said here, Sunday. The local authority is overwhelmed in cleaning the mangrove forest as the

plastic waste is abundant, stuck in the mangrove roots, and scattered in the 102-hectare mangrove forest. The cleaning service personnel also have to face the thick mud that could hamper and slow down the plastic waste removal in the area. “We fail to prevent its (plastic waste) coming as it is from the sea,” Suratman said. The plastic waste usually can be

seen during the noon until 04.00 p.m. local time when the tide is in low level. Therefore, Suratman also urged people not to throw away plastic waste in the river or sea as they can be caught up and then polluted the mangrove forest. Despite plastic waste, the Forest Park is also tainted by vandalism, graffiti on its pavement, gazebos or

resting area and also the wooden tower. The Head of Ngurah Rai Forest Park Office, Irwan Abdullah, said that the authority could not do much to prevent the vandalism. “We have routinely asked and checked visitors to avoid committing the vandalism. But they somehow slipped and ignored the instruction,” Irwan said.

Geopark remains vague

Supporting facilities to be built around Batur Geopark

Bali Post

BANGLI - Until now the understanding on the Batur geopark remains vague. The Bangli people’s representatives do not understand what geopark means, let alone the ordinary people. Actually, the struggle of Bangli Regent with central government and the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jero Wacik, to pass the caldera of Mount Batur as a geopark took four years and expensive cost. It was revealed in a press conference held in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia on Thursday (Oct 4) attended by a number of central authorities, the Regent of Bangli and commission heads of the Bangli House. Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jero Wacik, who met in his office after the press conference emphasized the initial idea and the struggle to make the Batur caldera the first geopark in Indonesia was initiated when he was the Minister of

Tourism and Culture in 2008. Philosophically, a geopark was geological heritage having international value to promote the sustainable development in local communities. With the inclusion of Batur in the Global Geopark Network (GGN) under the UNESCO, it would become the responsibility of the world to promote the awareness of geological hazards and mitigation strategies, climate change as well as the need to manage natural resources sustainably. Therefore, the Batur geopark would always be printed and promoted by the UNESCO in various activities. Through this promotion, the Batur caldera would be getting more famous around the world and attract tourists in greater numbers. Later on, the UNESCO would not provide any assistance in the form of cash. So, to preserve the Batur geopark was no longer the responsibility of local government, but of central government, local communities and the world. “We’re going to build a network in the form of infrastructure and supporting

facilities such as roads around the geopark in the near future,” he said. The Regent of Bangli, Made Gianyar, said the public understanding about the geopark remained minimal and so did the officials. They still vaguely understood about the geopark. Both communities and the officials tended to view it negatively and materialistically. For example, they would ask what to be obtained by Bangli after becoming a geopark in terms of financial aspect, including the future of quarry C after Kintamani was declared as a geopark. Actually, in the geopark concept, such quarry activities still continued. However, there would be restrictions or zones where could not be explored. Even, after becoming a geopark, the stones or natural quarry whose price was currently still cheap could be more expensive in the future if produced into souvenirs. For instance, the stone of quarry product was currently sold for IDR 600,000 per truck. In the future, some pieces of stones after getting an artistic touch

could be much more expensive than a truckload of stone. Director General of Tourist Destination Development, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Firmansyah Rahim, said the geopark should not be interpreted in terms of the geological orientation only. In other words, geopark was the preservation of the earth as a whole park, namely the geological aspect of nature, customary and cultural conservation. On that account, the world would be able to see the changes of the earth in every generation later on. In Indonesia, why could only the Batur caldera pass the assessment of UNESCO? It could pass because the Batur caldera eruptions had a geosite or trace of eruption without interruption. Even, some assessors of the UNESCO found a lava flow erupting about 5,000 years ago. Besides, the Batur geopark region had a cultural preservation as well as nature conservation for a long time without engineering. There-

fore, the Batur geopark became the first geopark in Indonesia. It would motivate the emergence of geopark network in Indonesia. To maintain the Batur geopark in the evaluation of UNESCO next 4 years, it would build a geopark network throughout Indonesia as well as physical construction of the network around the geosite. Since the Batur geopark had passed the assessment, in the longterm it would bring in tourists in a large numbers. Government of China, for instance, gave a great support to such an endeavor. Therefore, in one year, the tourist visit to geopark of China was recorded to reach 40 million people. “In two years, we will build some supporting facilities around the geopark. We are given a 4-year period of time where the UNESCO will re-evaluate the Batur caldera,” he said. If within that period Indonesia was unable to meet the initiator recommended by UNESCO as well as preserve the nature of Batur, the GGN would disqualify the Batur geopark. (kmb17)


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Fifteen passengers get injured Denpasar (Bali Post)—

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CARACAS — President Hugo Chavez put to rest any doubts about his masterful political touch in winning a third consecutive six-year term after a bitterly fought race against a youthful rival who has galvanized Venezuela’s opposition.

The farmers work hand in hand to build a dam in Banjar village, Banjar subdistrict, Buleleng

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Worry about drought

Members of Subak Yeh Panes build a dam

Singaraja (Bali Post)—

Members of Subak Yeh Panes, Banjar village, Banjar subdistrict built a dam independently. It was done because they worried their fields and plantations were at risk of drought. Moreover, during the recent drought the water discharge at subak irrigation network continued to shrink.

The accident which happen on Bypass Ngurah Rai Sanur

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Coordinator of the independently-established dam, Dewa Ketut Mutra, said on Sunday (Oct 7) the entire costs of the dam construction were collected from local subak members. In addition, the subak members also worked on the dam construction in mutual assistance. Meanwhile, the materials such as sand and stones were taken from the local river where the dam was constructed. “This is purely an independent work by subak members because since the dry season our paddy plants lacked of water. Therefore, we established a dam, though of small size,” he said.

According to Mutra the small-sized dam was able to irrigate the paddy fields and plantations of subak members covering more than four hectares. “At least, the dam can pacify our worries about the drought,” he said. In the meantime, the Headman of Banjar village, Ida Bagus Kosala, said that since the prolonged drought hit Buleleng, the water discharge of Yeh Panes River decreased. For this condition, his party positively appreciated the initiative of subak members to build the dam in order to prevent the drought at his village. “We greatly support and are proud of the spirit showed off by subak

members because they have independently established the dam to avoid the drought and rescue their paddy fields and plantations,” he said. On the other hand, Kosala said the road to location of the dam could now only be covered on foot. His party expected the attention from the government to build the dam and road, so that they would be able to facilitate the subak members in cultivating their land in the future. “We do hope there is assistance from the government because the dam and the road were badly damaged. They are truly needed by residents and farmers,” he explained. (kmb15)

Manpower, Resettlement and Social Agency arrests 22 beggars Most of them from outside Bali Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Within the past few weeks, the Denpasar Manpower, Resettlement and Social Agency have intensified the law enforcement operation against beggars running around in Denpasar. During the three-day discipline from Friday (Oct 5) through Sunday (Oct 7), a total of 22 beggars could be arrested. As planned, most of the beggars coming from outside Bali would be returned to their

home of origin. The Head of Denpasar Manpower, Resettlement and Social Agency, I Made Erwin Suryadharma Sena, told the matter to Bali Post on Sunday (Oct 7). According to him, lately his party often got reports regarding the increasing beggars ‘besieging’ Denpasar. They did not only beg at shopping centers, traffic lights and tourist destinations, but also targeted the densely

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A pile-up involving five buses

A pile-up accident involving five buses occurred on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai Sanur, exactly in front of the SMPN 9 junior high school. Around 15 bus passengers were injured and had to be rushed to Sanglah Hospital for treatment. The victims arrived in succession in Sanglah Hospital around 08:00 a.m. The injuries suffered were ranging from abrasions, dizziness, shortness up to broken bones and head leaking. Based on information, all the victims came from the Pegok hamlet, Sesetan, who were on their way to Goa Lawah temple for the meajar-ajar pilgrimage. According to one of the victim’s relatives, the incident took place around 07:00 a.m. At that time, the entourage of Pegok hamlet rode 12 buses. Four buses left behind and increased the speed to catch the bus that had preceded them. On arriving at the scene, suddenly there was a black bus took the right lane where the four buses carrying the people of Pegok hamlet were speeding. As a result of shock, the bus instantly braked causing a pile-up. “If counted including the black bus, there were totally five buses getting involved in the pile-up,” said one of the victims’ relatives. Even, one of the victims named Dewa Ayu Arniti, 50, was thrown out of the bus broken glass and suffered a broken bone in her right hand and head injury. Other than Arniti, the other bus victims that should be hospitalized were Anita, 35, and Nyoman Mariani, 41. They suffered a head injury. Meanwhile, the other victims were immediately discharged after treatment. Nevertheless, according to the victims’ relatives, the meajar-ajar pilgrimage program was continued. “People who were not involved in the accident continued the pilgrimage,” said one of the victim’s relatives. (san)

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populated areas. Responding to the reports of community, his party focused the enforcement operation on strategic locations as reported by residents. “Actually, the raid has been regularly organized. Those arrested in the operation have been repeatedly repatriated to their home of origin. However, the beggars were never deterrent and keep returning to Denpasar,” he said. In the operation, the officers tar-

geted several locations alleged to become their rendezvous like the Jalan Gatot Subroto Barat, Padangsambian Kaja (east of Denpasar Metro Police), Badung Market, Jalan Sudirman, Jalan Hassanudin, Jalan Gajah Mada, Jalan Pulau Batanta, Jalan Sutomo and around the Jalan Tukad Pakerisan. Of the 22 people arrested in the operation, two of whom were children and 20 others were adult.

“Based on their region of origin, 15 people of those beggars are from various regions in Java and seven others are from Bali. Temporarily, the beggars arrested are placed in the office of Manpower, Resettlement and Social Agency at Lumintang because the province-owned halfway house is still being renovated. Having been given a coaching, they will be sent back to their home of origin,” said Erwin Suryadarma. (kmb13)

The state governor who lost Sunday’s presidential vote, Henrique Capriles, had accused the flamboyant incumbent of unfairly leveraging to his advantage Venezuela’s oil wealth to finance his campaign as well as flaunting his near total control of state institutions. Capriles also narrowed Chavez’s margin of victory to his smallest yet in a presidential contest. This time, the former army paratroop commander who led a failed 1992 coup won 55 percent of the vote against 45 percent for Capriles, with 98 percent of the vote counted. In 2006, Chavez’s margin of victory was 27 points. Nevertheless, the populace endorsed once again Chavez’s stated aim of converting Venezuela into a socialist state. Capriles said in his concession speech that he rejects the idea of two Venezuelas divided by ideology and class. “I will continue working to build one country,” said the wiry, 40-year-

old grandson of Holocaust survivors who unified and energized the opposition while barnstorming across the oil-exporting nation. Capriles had vowed to seriously address violent crime that has spun out of control, streamline a patronagebloated bureaucracy and end rampant corruption, but his promises proved inadequate against Chavez’s charisma, well-oiled political machine and legacy of putting Venezuela’s poor first with generous social welfare programs. Yet Chavez only got 551,902 more votes this time around than he did six years ago, while the opposition boosted its tally by 2.09 million. Chavez appeared to acknowledge the opposition’s growing clout. “I extend from here my recognition of all who voted against us, recognition of their democratic weight,” he told thousands of cheering supporters from the balcony of the Miraflores presidential palace. Tensions were high Sunday night as announcement of the results were

delayed. Finally, fireworks exploded over downtown Caracas amid a cacophony of horn-honking by elated Chavez supporters waving flags and jumping for joy outside the presidential palace. Chavez will now have a freer hand to push for an even bigger state role in the economy, as he pledged during the campaign, and to continue populist programs. He’s also likely to further limit dissent and deepen friendships with U.S. rivals. A Capriles victory would have brought a radical foreign policy shift including a halt to preferential oil deals with allies such as Cuba, along with a loosening of state economic controls and an increase in private investment. President Raul Castro of Cuba, which could have been badly hurt by a Chavez loss, was among Latin American leaders sending warm congratulations to the former paratrooper on his victory after nearly 14 years in office.

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Supporters of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez perform a mock funeral for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles as they celebrate in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Chavez won re-election and a new endorsement of his socialist project Sunday, surviving his closest race yet after a bitter campaign against Capriles.

Leaks author defends pope’s butler, seeks clemency Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — The author of the book of Vatican secrets that earned the pope’s former butler an 18-month sentence for stealing private papal correspondence has set out to explain his source’s motives and appeal for clemency. Several European newspapers published an op-ed piece by Gianluigi Nuzzi on Monday in which the Italian journalist defended the actions of Paolo Gabriele and sought to put them in a context he said hadn’t been fully explained during Gabriele’s trial. Nuzzi provided an advance copy to The Associated Press. A Vatican tribunal on Saturday convicted Gabriele of aggravated theft for stealing the pope’s private correspondence and passing it onto Nuzzi in the gravest Vatican security breach in recent times. Gabriele was sentenced to an 18-month term, which he is serving under house arrest in his

Vatican City apartment awaiting an expected papal pardon. Gabriele confessed to photocopying some of the pope’s private letters and giving them to Nuzzi, saying he wanted to shed light on the “evil and corruption” he saw around him in the Vatican that he believed was being kept from the pope. Nuzzi said he wanted to further explain Gabriele’s motives, which he said he ascertained over the course of several encounters that formed the basis of the book “His Holiness: Pope Benedict XVI’s Secret Papers,” which was published in May. Gabriele, he said, was at the receiving end of disgruntled Vatican cardinals, bishops and managers who came to him “day after day” with their secrets and concerns “hoping he would bring them to the pope.” The 85-year-old Benedict, Nuzzi wrote, had called for greater transparency in the church and yet was himself the victim

of apparent efforts to keep him in the dark. Many of the issues Gabriele brought to light haven’t yet been explained, “but certainly they explain the frustration of a man who, when confronting these intrigues, perceived the fragility of his pastor in a battle between good and evil,” Nuzzi wrote.

Gabriele didn’t elaborate much on the stand during the weeklong trial, saying only at one point that when he would sit down to lunch with the pope, he would realize that Benedict wasn’t being kept informed of certain issues based on the questions he was asking. The three-judge Vatican tribunal reduced Gabriele’s three-year

sentence in half, in part because he admitted he had betrayed the pope and thought “albeit erroneously” that he was doing the right thing. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, has said a papal pardon is “likely” although there’s no knowing when it might come.

Swiss canyoneering accident leaves 2 dead

Associated Press

GENEVA — Swiss police say two people are dead after a canyoneering group was caught out by a sudden flood in an Alpine stream. Police in the northeastern canton (state) of St. Gallen say rescue services were able to evacuate five members of the group after the water level in the Fallenbach stream rose suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon. Three were taken to a hospital

with light injuries. But they said Monday that the bodies of the group’s 24-year-old Belgian guide and a 23-year-old German woman were found several hours later. Canyoneering involves jumping, sliding and rappelling into rivers and swimming downstream without a raft. In 1999, 18 tourists and three guides drowned when they were swept away by a muddy wall of water in a brook in central Switzerland.


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World Bank cuts Asia growth outlook for this year Associated Press

BEIJING — The World Bank cut its growth forecast for Asia on Monday in a new sign of the impact of weakening global demand and warned China’s cooling economy faces the risk of a “more pronounced slowdown.” The bank cut this year’s growth outlook for developing AsiaPacific economies to 7.2 percent, down from its May forecast of 7.6 percent. The bank cut its forecast for China, the region’s biggest economy, to 7.7 percent from May’s 8.2 percent. “In a fragile external environment, the economy in the East Asia and Pacific region continues to slow down,” the bank said in a report. “The risk remains of a more pronounced slowdown in China than currently expected,

while commodity exporters are at particular risk of a global slowdown.” The bank cited weak global demand due to the lackluster U.S. recovery and Europe’s recession. It said Europe’s debt crisis still is a “major risk,” followed by the U.S. “fiscal cliff” — a mix of tax and spending cuts due to take effect at year’s end that might depress growth. Growth in China has slowed largely due to government controls imposed to cool an overheat-

EU finance chiefs to discuss debt crisis, Greece Associated Press

LUXEMBOURG — EU finance ministers are in Luxembourg to take stock of the debt crisis before a summit of EU leaders later this month. The 17 eurozone ministers will look Monday at Greece’s budget proposals. They will hear from the troika — the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund — about its negotiations with the Greek government. No final troika report will be submitted, so no decision on a new payout of aid will be made. Finance ministers from all 27 EU countries meet Tuesday and are expected to grant Portugal an extra year, until 2014, to correct its excessive budget deficit. They will also see how many countries want to institute a financial transaction tax among just themselves, rather than all EU countries.

ed economy and inflation but also has been hurt by weak demand for Chinese exports. Growth fell to a three-year low of 7.6 percent in the quarter ending in June and officials including President Hu Jintao say it might decline further before recovering. “China’s slowdown this year has been significant, and some fear it could still accelerate,” the World Bank said. Commodity exporters could be most at risk in case of a renewed global slowdown, the report said.

They include Mongolia, Laos, Timor Leste, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. The region is relatively wellpositioned to weather a European crisis or global slowdown, the bank said. It noted most have well-capitalized banks, modest government deficits and large financial reserves. Excluding China, the region’s economic output should grow 5.5 percent this year, the bank said. It forecast worldwide growth of 2.3 percent this year, rising to 2.6 percent in 2013. Indonesia should achieve 6.1 percent growth this year, while Malaysia grows 4.8 percent and the Philippines by 5 percent, the

bank said. It forecast Thailand’s growth at 4.5 percent and Vietnam at 5.2 percent. “For 2013, growth is expected to pick up in most of the region’s other developing economies, where domestic demand remains robust,” the bank said. Trade-driven Asian economies need to rebalance away from reliance on foreign demand for their exports and encourage consumer spending, the World Bank said. “The subdued outlook for advanced economies continues to put a premium on domestic demand, and thus rebalancing remains important for most countries in the region,” the report said.

Japan carmakers to cut China production by half Reuters

TOKYO - Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co and Honda Motor Co plan to slash production in China by roughly half, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday, as a territorial row between Asia’s two largest economies cuts sales of Japanese cars in the world’s biggest auto market. Sales have plunged at Japanese car makers since violent protests and calls for boycotts of Japanese products broke out across China in mid-September over the Japanese government’s purchase of a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea from their private owner. Nissan will suspend the night shift at its passenger car factories in China and operate only during the day, the business daily said. Nissan has two passenger car factories in China, in Huadu and Zhengzhou, with two lines each. A Nissan spokesman declined to confirm the report. Toyota and Honda plan to cut China production to about half normal levels by shortening working hours and slowing down the speed of production lines, the Nik-

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Farmers in Petang haunted by harvest failure Bali Post

MANGUPURA - Farmers at Subak Buangga, Getasan village, Petang subdistrict, complained because their paddy plants were damaged and at risk of crop failure. Prolonged dry season was considered to be the cause of damage to the rice crop. One of the local farmers said the dry season caused the irrigation water to decrease. It led to the lack of water supply for the rice fields. Then, soil of the paddy field hardened and cracked. As a result, the paddy plants became dry and dwarf and ultimately they did not bear fruits. Most of the paddy plants in the subak territory covering tens of hectares were damaged. Moreover, the water shortages had occurred since the time of planting. Farmers also hoped the government could pay attention to their fate. The Head of the Agriculture, Estate and Forestry Agency of Badung, IGAK Sudaratmaja, said on Sunday (Oct 7) that the drought had indeed made farmers confused. Water scarcity became a major problem. Despite claimed to hear the news about the crop failure in Petang, Sudaratmaja stated to have not received any reports from the public. “We are still awaiting the reports from the public,” he said. Sudaratmaja said his party had asked the pest observer in their respective subdistrict including the extension officers to come down to the field to monitor the development of agriculture in each region. However, it had not

been optimal considering the limited number of personnel chiefly the pest observer where there was only one personnel per subdistrict. As an effort to help farmers facing the crops failure, the Badung Government had no specific budget allocation. Until these days, the government merely facilitated the farmers to get assistance from central government. Central government had allocated a relief fund in the form of indemnity worth IDR 3.7 million per hectare. In 2011, Badung obtained a grant worth IDR 600 million. However, to obtain the assistance, Sudaratmaja stated, was very difficult. Several criteria should be met, such as having a preliminary report and crop failures occurred to at least 75 percent of the land area. (kmb25)

Farmers at Subak Buangga, Getasan village, Petang subdistrict, complained because their paddy plants were damaged and at risk of crop failure. Prolonged dry season was considered to be the cause of damage to the rice crop.

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Japanese teen threatened a year prison Agence France-Presse

kei said without citing a source. A Honda spokeswoman said she was checking the report. A Toyota spokesman could not confirm the details of the report, saying that plants in China were operating again as planned after

the country’s national holiday period last week and that production was taking placed based on market demand. Toyota’s China sales fell about 40 percent in September from a year before to about 50,000 cars,

a senior company executive told Reuters last week. The firm is set to officially release its September China sales figures on Tuesday. The Nikkei report did not say how long the output cuts would last.

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Tens of people rally in front of Bali’s Police Office to showed their support for Commission of Corruption Eradication (KPK) on Monday, 8 October, 2012. They urged Bali’s police supporting the act of KPK to clean National Police department from corruption.

DENPASAR - Indonesian prosecutors Monday sought a one year prison term for a Japanese teenager charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana on the resort island of Bali. The 17-year-old, a student at an international high school on the island, was arrested in August after police found 2.61 grams (0.09 ounces) of the drug in his trouser pocket. “The defendant has been proven guilty of drug abuse... we demanded the judges to sentence him to one year jail,” Wayan Widana, a prosecutor, told reporters following a closed-door trial at the Denpasar district court. “The defendant was a mi-

nor, and being polite during the trial, admitted his mistake and promised not to repeat it”, he said. The teen was charged with drug possession last month, which carries a sentence of up to 12 years in prison, and drug abuse, which carries up to four years in jail. The boy’s lawyer Ahmad Hadiana expressed regret that the prosecutors did not recommend the judges return the defendant to his parents despite him being a minor. “We object to the prosecutors’ recommendation which neglected the fact that he is a minor and must be returned to his parents,” he told reporters. An Indonesian court last November sentenced a 14year-old Australian boy to

two months in jail in Bali for marijuana possession, after intense lobbying for his release, namely by the then Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. Indonesia enforces stiff penalties including life imprisonment and death for drug trafficking. Two members of an Australian drug smuggling gang known as the “Bali Nine”, who were arrested in 2005, are on death row, while seven others face lengthy jail terms. Another Australian, Schapelle Corby, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for smuggling 4.1 kilos of marijuana in 2005, recently had her term slashed by five years after a clemency appeal to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.


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Volcano erupts, spewing smoke in north Indonesia

In this photograph taken on October 7, 2012, Mount Lokon volcano spews a giant column of volcanic ash during an eruption seen from Tomohon town located in Sulawesi Island. The 1,580-metre Mount Lokon in the island’s northern part erupted at 2 pm (0700GMT) on October 7 heard as far as five kilometres (3.1 miles) away. The volcano experienced the biggest eruption in July 2011 when more than 5,200 people were evacuated as it sent huge clouds of ash as high as 3,500 metres (11,500 feet) into the sky.

LOS ANGELES — Rumbling into its final four weeks, the presidential campaign is playing out on both coasts and multiple fronts, with Republican Mitt Romney seeking stature on foreign affairs and President Barack Obama raising political cash by the millions. down nears. The election hangs as ever on persuadable voters in fewer than 10 states, with Iowa, Ohio, Virginia and Florida all set for candidate visits this week. In an election-year display of incumbent’s power, Obama on Monday was declaring a national monument at the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez, the United Farmworkers Union founder who died in 1993. Sure to appeal Hispanic voters in swing states, Obama’s move comes at the start of a day in which he will later raise political cash at events in San Francisco. Romney was after the bigger stage of the day. His foreign policy speech seeks to send tough signals on Iran and Syria and portray Obama as weak for his administration’s changing explanation for the

deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya. “We’re not going to be lectured by someone who has been an unmitigated disaster on foreign policy,” Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Voters give Obama higher marks than Romney on questions of national security and crisis response, and world affairs in general are a distant priority compared with economic woes, polling shows. Romney, though, is seeking to broaden his explanation about how he would serve as commander in chief. After polls recently suggested Obama had narrow leads in several swing states, the Romney campaign says the race is tightening following his strong performance in last week’s debate. To help maintain his momentum,

Romney h a s tweaked his message over the last week, highlighting his compassionate side and centrist political positions.

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JAKARTA — A volatile volcano in northern Indonesia erupted Sunday, spewing smoke and ash that caused muddy rain to fall in nearby villages, an official said.

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President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he arrives at a campaign event at the Nokia Theater, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, students will develop core skills in reading text, note taking, research, analysis and From page 1 design, they will learn new and dynamic information about the island of Bali with a specific focus on Australia’s long history with its culture and people. The Bali bombings are presented within a personal context rather than a factual ‘minute by minute’ account. The content presented is both morally and intellectually challenging and all due care will be taken to allow students to voice concerns and opinions as they progress through the modules. In the second half of the resource students will apply what they have learnt by productively engaging with a series of moral dilemmas that draw upon the learning context of the Bali’s bombings. They will also learn about the ways in which cultures around the world, including Bali work to foster peace by building open green spaces for communities and individuals to reflect on these challenging issues. Finally students will get a chance to design and produce their own peace space within their school community, providing an authentic learning experience for the resource.

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Russia celebrates Putin’s 60th birthday in fanfare Associated Press

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People walk past a cartoon depicting Russia’s President Vladimir Putin displayed by a street artist in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

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Negative ads, charges of dishonesty and dwindling time are all setting the tone. Joining celebrities for fundraising in Los Angeles on Sunday, Obama for the first time needled himself over a poor debate performance. But he declared he had the right focus and “I intend to win.” Romney was in Virginia, trying to bury the memories of his fumbled trip abroad this summer and knock Obama back on national security. “Hope is not a strategy,” he said in excerpts of a Monday speech at the Virginia Military Institute. The campaigns already had eyes on the next debate, the sole faceoff between Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, which will grab attention as the Thursday night show-

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MOSCOW — Kremlin officials like to insist Russian President Vladimir Putin does not care for big birthday bashes and said he was spending his 60th on Sunday quietly celebrating with close friends and family in his home city, St. Petersburg. However, the president’s supporters didn’t appear to receive the memo, and so the day saw an unprecedented exhibi-

tion of Putin-idolatry reminiscent of some of the world’s oddest cults of personality. Much of it, like it the fawning, up-close-and-personal profile on Kremlin-friendly television channel NTV, looked like propaganda. Some of the praise was so extreme as to appear almost like a subtle form of satire on Putin’s heroic representations in state media. And some Putin opponents used the occasion to poke fun.

President asked to fire police chief Antara

JAKARTA - A group of community leaders have urged President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to step in to settle conflicts between police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Spokesman of the group, law expert Saldi Isra, said the president is also urged to fire police chief Gen. Timur Pradopo for failing to control his officers. The group also included rector of the Paramadina Institute Anies Baswedan, human rightists Usman Hamid and Haris Azhar urged the president to “take over the command before things getting worse.” They called on the people to join in giving support for KPK and to rid police of corruption. The group came to KPK office to give moral support for KPK after Sr. Comr. Dedi Irianto, the general criminal director of the Bengkulu police came to KPK on Friday evening with an order to arrest Novel Baswedan, a KPK investigator on a criminal charge. Novel is one of five police officers on loan to KPK choosing to stay with KPK after police order their return . Police, which have been at loggerheads with KPK have ordered the return of 20 of their investigators from KPK. The officers are free to choose between staying with KPK or returning back to the police corps. Dedy said the case of Novel is purely criminal shooting six suspects killing one on charge of stealing swallow bird nest when he was chief detective in Bengkulu in 2004 KPK, however, rejected the arrest attempt saying police have sought to criminalize KPK . “This is an act of criminalizing KPK . We ask not to no longer resort to force. Use legal procedure,” deputy chief of KPK Bambang Widjojanto said on Saturday. Bambang Widjojanto said KPK will protect Novel and other police investigators who do not want to return to their corp. The row between KPK and police began when the anti graft agency began investigation into a corruption case involving police`s traffic corps . KPK named four suspects in the Rp198 billion case including two police generals -- former chief of the traffic corps Ins.Gen. Djoko Susilo and his deputy Brig. Gen., Didik Purnomo.

Mount Lokon in North Sulawesi province rumbled as heavy rain fell around its cloud-covered crater, local monitoring official Farid Ruskanda Bina said. He said the sound was heard 5 kilometers (3 miles) away but the height of the eruption was not visible. The ash made the rain thick and muddy in six villages, Bina said. “Soldiers are distributing masks to the villagers,” he said. There was no plan for evacuations because the nearest

villages are beyond the danger area, he said. More than 33,000 people live along the fertile slopes of the 5,741-foot (1,750-meter) mountain. Mount Lokon is one of about 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia. Its last major eruption in 1991 killed a Swiss hiker and forced thousands of people to flee their homes. Indonesia, an archipelago of 240 million people, is prone to earthquakes and volcanoes because it sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a horseshoe-shaped series of fault lines. AFP PHOTO

Ba`asyir transferred to Nusakambangan jail Antara

CILACAP - Cleric Abu Bakar Ba`asyir, sentenced to 15 years imprisonment early this year after he was found guilty of running a terrorist training camp in Aceh, was transferred to Nusakabangan jail, Cilacap, Central Java, on Saturday. He was taken from his detention cell at the National Police Headquarters` Criminal Investigation Department in Jakarta on Friday night. Nusakambangan is an island in Central Java which houses correctional institutes for notorious criminals, including terrorists such as Amrozi, Imam Samudera and Muklas, who have since been executed. Ba`asyir is reported to be jailed at Batu penitentiary on the island. When contacted at Wijayapura port, the harbour point used for crossing to the Nusakambangan island, Batu Jail head Hermawan Unianto said Ba`syir would not receive special privileges. He did say, though, that the Muslim cleric would not be placed in those cells that were used to jail Bali I bombing terror death convicts Imam Samudera, Amrozi and Muklas. “Ba`asyir will be put into a cell along with three other

aging inmates. This is because Ba`asyir is already old and his health will be monitored by his doctor,” Hermawan said. He added that in sending Ba`asyir to the Batu Jail, the number of convicts in terrorism cases in the Nusakambang jails had reached eight persons. “One is in the Batu jail, namely Ba`asyir, one in Kembang Kuning jail and the remaining six in Pasir Putih jail. I do not remember their names,” he said. Last February, the Supreme Court announced that it had rejected an appeal filed by firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Ba`asyir and upheld the ruling made by the South Jakarta District Court in June 2011 sentencing Ba`asyir to 15 years in prison after finding him guilty of running a terrorist training camp in Aceh. Ba`asyir responded to the Supreme Court`s decision by saying “it was in line with the US order.” The US has also formally included hard-line Islamic group Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT), an organization founded by Abu Bakar Ba`asyir in 2008, on its list of foreign terror networks. The US Department of State said on its website that the group was responsible for multiple coordinated attacks against innocent civilians, police and military personnel in Indonesia, according to a Jakarta Post report last March.

Mahfud MD give support to KPK

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JAKARTA - Chief of the Constitutional Court, Mahfud MD went to the office of the Corruption Eradication Commission to express his personal support to the anti-graft body. “I am here not on behalf of the Constitutional Court (MK). I am not wearing a pin,” Mahfud said upon his arrival at the KPK office here on Monday. He stated that he came in his capacity as the chairman of the Association of Yogyakarta’s Indonesian Islamic Uni-

versity Alumni (IKA-UII). “We don’t support the institution but its mission to fight corruption, because our main enemy is widespread corruption,” he said. Regarding the ongoing showdown between the National Police (Polri) and KPK, he charged that the corrupt are the ones who are happy and clap their hands. He called on the police and the anti-graft body to develop a synergy and set aside their differences. Technical issues must not cause them to be involved in a conflict, according to Mahfud.


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When summer, waterfall volume relatively decrease. Road to the waterfall which is mounting represent the pleasant activity for the activity of “ trekking”. The location is near from area Lovina, reachable even by foot walking from Lovina, making this object a lot visited by the tourist which generally those who live in the area of Lovina. Not far from singsing waterfall, there are Dutch monument. This Monument is develop/ builded by Government of Dutch Colonial to commemorate the killed of its Heroic of Dutch army in Banjar war in the year 1868. About 1956 this monument is broken because assumed to respect colonist. However in the year 1992 this monument is rebuilt by Local Government of Regency of Dati II Buleleng for the purpose of that history cannot be vanished, beside that monument also symbolise the

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warrior of Banjar peoples capable to defeat heroic of Dutch army. Singsing Waterfall located in Banjar Labuhan Haji the Countryside of Temukus of Subdistrict Banjar, 3 km from Lovina and 13 km from Singaraja. To go to the this tourism object is reachable with the motor vehicle to majors of countryside Tigawarsa. A signpost sign show the road which must be followed walkedly (as long as more or less than 600 metre) to come to the first waterfall. To reach the second higher waterfall you have to passing precipitous road. Park facility developed and laboured by local banjar, and booth have been made available. Local tourist and also foreign countries a lot of visiting waterfall this is because its atmosphere is calm, peace and suited for corporeal freshness. Waterfall Located in hilly area, giving coastal carpet view of Lovina in North direction, becoming interesting which enough captivate to all tourist.

MEXICO CITY - The post-Dwight Howard era opened on a sour note for the Orlando Magic as the New Orleans Hornets rode a late surge for an 85-80 preseason victory before a packed house at the Mexico City Arena on Sunday. The Magic, in their first game since trading six-time All-Star Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a blockbuster 12-player trade in August, failed to get more than 13 points from any of their five starters.

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Orlando Magic center Glen Davis (top) battles for the ball with New Orleans Hornets forward Al-Faroug Aminu during their exhibition NBA game in Mexico City October 7, 2012.

Olympic Stadium included in stadium list for WCup Associated Press Writer

LONDON — The Olympic Stadium in London and 11 football grounds have been included on the long list of 17 venues put forward to host matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England. However, only one club rugby stadium — Kingsholm, the home of Gloucester — was named Monday after Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road was axed from consideration. Organizers will confirm the final list of 10-12 venues early next year, after the tournament schedule has been decided. English organizers have to sell 2.9 million tickets to cover the 80 million pound ($130 million) guarantee owed to the International Rugby Board, and have therefore selected stadiums with large capacities. Old Trafford, St. James’ Park, Villa Park, St. Mary’s Stadium and the Stadium of Light are the Premier League grounds under consideration.

“We don’t have any superstars on our team now,” Magic forward Glen Davis, who finished the game with 13 points, said as he left the lockerroom. “We need to win together.” Treating 18,133 sports fans to the sights and sounds of the National Basketball Association, the Hornets’ Brian Roberts led the way with a game-high 17 points. The Magic were led by E’Twaun Moore, who came off the bench to score 16 points, while local boy and starting center Gustavo Ayon added 12 points in the loss. The Magic led the game, often by double digits, until New Orleans tied it at 76 with about two minutes to go in the final quarter. Two free throws by forward Lance Thomas then put the Hornets ahead for good. The game signaled the start

of a new era for the Magic since they parted ways with former first-overall draft pick Howard, the team’s top scorer and rebounder for the last six seasons. But the Hornets’ Ayon, only the third Mexican-born player in NBA history, was the clear crowd-favorite as fans cheered his every move. The exhibition match marked the start of the NBA preseason for both teams, as well as the 20th such game on Mexican soil, more than any other country outside the United States or Canada. On Saturday, former NBA AllStar turned league ambassador Cedric Ceballos told Reuters that Mexico City will host regular season games in 2012 and 2013, but a league executive said Sunday the announcement was premature. “We have no plans (for regular

season games in Mexico) at the moment,” said Philippe Moggio, the NBA’s vice president for Latin America. Moggio acknowledged “internal conversations” regarding such a development, but said the league would not announce potential regular season games in Mexico until early next year. Hornets coach Monte Williams declared the international preseason game a success even beyond his team’s win. “The NBA is a global game and anytime you can extend the boundaries of basketball in a positive way, it’s only gong to help,” said Williams. “Locals get a chance to see the kind of basketball up close and personal that they don’t normally get a chance to see and that’s good for everybody.”

Cilic, Querrey advance to 2nd round in Shanghai

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SHANGHAI — Tenth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia moved into the second round of the Shanghai Masters on Monday with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Lukasz Kubot of Poland. Cilic hit eight aces and broke Kubot four times to wrap up the win in 1 hour, 33 minutes. American Sam Querrey also advanced with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Chinese wild-card entry Li Zhe. The 22ndranked Querrey jumped out to a quick 5-2 lead in the first set, and then won the final five games of the second to close out the match in just 59 minutes. Querrey served 11 aces and converted five of his 10 break points. “I thought I served great,” Querrey said. “I thought I returned well, and I took advantage of the breakpoints. That was the key.” Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria beat Pablo Andujar of Spain 7-5, 6-3 to set up a meeting with second-seeded Novak Djokovic in the next round. Djokovic, who is coming off his third title at the China Open in Beijing, and the other eight top-seeded players have byes in the first round. Dimitrov earned the only two breaks of the match, including in the fourth game of the second set to take a decisive lead. Also Monday, Tommy Robredo of Spain defeated qualifier Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia 7-6 (4), 6-4, and Benoit Paire of France ousted qualifier Philipp Petzschner of Germany 7-6 (2), 6-4.

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Marin Cilic of Croatia returns a shot to Lukasz Kubot of Poland during the first round men’s singles match of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Monday Oct. 8, 2012. Cilic won 7-5, 6-3.


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Messi, Ronaldo trade blows in 2-2 Clasico draw Reuters

MADRID - Real Madrid came away with a point but failed to secure the victory they needed to trim the gap to leaders Barcelona when the outstanding Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo each struck twice in an attritional 2-2 draw in La Liga on Sunday. A stuttering start by Jose Mourinho’s Real side had left them eight points behind their great rivals after six matches, threatening to derail their title defence before it had even got off the ground. While they will take comfort from preventing Barca making it seven wins out of seven this term, they may feel they let slip an opportunity in the opening league ‘Clasico’ of the campaign after Ronaldo gave them a deserved 23rdminute lead in front of almost 100,000 fans packed into an electric Nou Camp arena. With millions more around the world watching the heavyweight clash, Messi levelled eight minutes later after a defensive lapse by Pepe and the Argentine World Player of the Year curled in a stunning free kick just after the hour to make it 2-1. Real were level within five minutes when Mesut Ozil slid the ball through to Ronaldo and the Portuguese forward beat Victor Valdes for a second time with a powerful low strike. Barca twice came close to a winner in a frenetic finale when substitute Martin Montoya crashed a long-range effort against the crossbar in the 89th minute and Pedro dashed on to an Andres Iniesta pass in stoppage time only to fire wastefully wide. “We were superior at times but it was a very even game,” Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets said in an interview with Spanish television. “Everything is the way it was but with one match less,” added the Spain international. Barca have 19 points from seven games, three ahead of unbeaten Atletico Madrid, who host third-placed Malaga in Sunday’s late kickoff. Real, who have already lost twice, the same

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number of defeats as they suffered in the whole of last season, are fifth on 11 points. With the world’s two richest teams meeting in probably the biggest fixture in international club soccer, Messi and Ronaldo continued their personal goal-scoring duel on a balmy night in the Catalan capital. Ronaldo’s goals made him the first player to score in six ‘Clasicos’ in a row, while Messi’s 16th and 17th strikes in RealBarca matches put him one short of the leading marksman, Real great Alfredo Di Stefano. Ronaldo’s first of the night came when Karim Benzema played him through on the left of the area and he struck a powerful low shot just inside Valdes’s post. Pepe collapsed in a heap in the area allowing Messi to volley in the equaliser before last year’s La Liga top scorer thrilled the home support with a spectacular 30-metre effort that left Spain keeper Casillas flapping at thin air. Ronaldo then netted his 10th ‘Clasico’ goal when he raced on to Ozil’s fine through ball and scored with another powerfully-struck low shot. “The result is perfectly suited to the match, which was very good and which the whole world enjoyed, just like myself and the players from both teams,” Mourinho told a news conference. “I prefer to focus on that because it’s the true reflection of the game, well contested and without knowing until the last moment who was going to win,” the Portuguese added. “The

league is how it was, my team pleased me a great deal and the world is happy.” TOOTHLESS ATTACK

A blistering Obafemi Martins volley secured a 1-0 victory for Levante against their more illustrious city neighbours Valencia earlier on Sunday, heaping more pressure on Valencia coach Mauricio Pellegrino. Pacy Nigeria forward Martins, who joined last month from Russian club Rubin Kazan, sped on to a long clearance from Levante goalkeeper Gustavo Munua in the 22nd minute at the Estadio Ciutat de Valencia. The former Inter Milan and Newcastle forward controlled the bouncing ball on his chest before smashing a shot into the roof of the net past Vicente Guaita. Valencia saw plenty of the ball but were toothless in attack and slipped to a third defeat in seven league matches this season, leaving them in 14th on eight points, two behind Levante who climbed to 11th. The inexperienced Pellegrino, a former defender who played for Valencia and had a short stint at Liverpool, is in his first term in charge at the club after succeeding Unai Emery at the end of last season. Under Argentine Pellegrino, Valencia lost

Poland’s Blaszczykowski set to miss World Cup qualifier

BERLIN - Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski could be out for at least a month and miss a World Cup qualifier against England after he injured his ankle in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 draw at Hanover 96 in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

“Initial diagnosis says no training for four to six weeks,” Blaszczykowski said on his website (www.kubablaszczykowski.pl) on Monday. The midfielder, who turned his ankle in the 39th minute after his foot got caught in the grass, is set to miss their 2014 World Cup quali-

fier against England in Warsaw on Oct. 16 and a friendly against South Africa four days earlier. Blaszczykowski, who has scored two goals in their two World Cup Group H qualifiers so far, will undergo further tests later on Monday in Dortmund to determine the exact extent of the damage, the German

champions said. “It could be anything from stretched ligaments to ligament rupture,” a Dortmund statement said. “In such a case he could be out for up to six weeks. Only the scan can offer a diagnosis.” Dortmund also face Real Madrid in the Champions League on Oct. 24.

Premier League on Sunday. Sporting, who sacked coach Ricardo Sa Pinto on Friday, never stood a chance against a confident Porto side who beat Paris St Germain 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Martinez opened the scoring

after 10 minutes, cushioning a long pass with his knee and, as he turned on goal, applying a neat backheel that left Sporting keeper Rui Patricio stranded. Argentine playmaker Lucho Gonzalez missed a penalty for Porto and Sporting had Marcos Rojo sent

off before Porto’s promising Colombian James Rodriguez added a second from the penalty spot with seven minutes to go. Porto are joint leaders with Benfica on 14 points after six matches, eight ahead of 11th-placed Sporting.

Martinez backheel sets up Porto win over Sporting Reuters

LISBON - Porto’s Colombia striker Jackson Martinez scored a superb backheel goal that set up a deserved 2-0 home win over Lisbon rivals Sporting and sent the champions back to the top of the Portuguese

Ten-man Inter win fiery derby with Samuel goal Reuters

MILAN - Inter struck in the third minute with a Walter Samuel header and hung on despite playing nearly all the second half with 10 men to beat AC Milan 1-0 in a bad-tempered, scrappy but absorbing Serie A derby on Sunday. Samuel scored with a diving header at the far post after Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati hesitated and failed to cut out Esteban Cambiasso’s free kick. Milan created far more chances and were in almost total control after Inter had midfielder Yuto Nagatomo sent off for a second bookable offence three minutes into the second half. The defeat left Milan with only seven points from their first seven league games of the season. Inter have 15, four behind leaders Juventus and Napoli who both won. A late goal by Claudio Marchisio gave Juventus a 2-1 win at lowly Siena and Napoli beat Udinese by the same score with Goran Pandev scoring the winner. Cagliari won their first game of the season, 1-0 at Torino, and AS Roma finally managed their first home win as they beat Atalanta 2-0 to ease the pressure on coach Zdenek Zeman. Milan, after selling several top players, have made a dreadful start to the season and continued with a farcical opening five minutes at San Siro. Coach Massimiliano Allegri was still arguing angrily with the referee over the award of a free kick to Inter when Cambiasso swung the ball over. Abbiati initially came then retreated, allowing Argentine defender Samuel, in his eighth season at Inter, to score with a free header.

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their opening Champions League Group F match against last year’s beaten finalists Bayern Munich but recovered to beat Lille 2-0 at home.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, right, and FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

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Inter Milan Argentine defender Walter Samuel celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Inter Milan, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

Marseille retain top spot despite Ibrahimovic

PA R I S Andre-Pierre Gignac scored twice to help Olympique Marseille retain their Ligue 1 top spot on Sunday with a 2-2 home draw to secondplaced Paris St Germain despite the best efforts of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic was on target two times in three minutes midway through an entertaining first half after Gignac’s solo effort had put the home side ahead in the 17th. The Swede equalised on 23 minutes with a stunning backheel volley from a corner then put PSG in front two minutes later when he fired a free kick home from 25 metres. Gignac answered in the 37th when he headed home a Benoit Cheyrou corner to keep Marseille at the top of the table on 19 points, three ahead of unbeaten PSG. Marseille had dominated the first half but were visibly satisfied with the result. “We were brave, we gave everything. We deserved to draw,” Marseille’s midfielder Benoit Cheyou told French channel Canal+. “Pundits predicted us a 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0 loss. It was important not to lose, were we not able to win this match.” PSG substitute Kevin Gameiro had the only clear-cut chance of a dull second half but his strike went wide. “The draw is logical.

We were a bit tired in the second half and we lacked the briskness to break into Marseille’s defence,” coach Carlo Ancelotti told a news conference. “Our last two games showed that we still have to improve,” he added, referring to PSG’s Champions League 1-0 at Porto on Wednesday.

Ben Basat ran on behind the defence to shoot past keeper Cedric Carrasso in the 37th minute. Bordeaux wasted several chances and saw

an early Cheick Diabate effort hit the post but the player netted a deserved equaliser midway through the second half.

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Former Arsenal striker Jeremy Aliadiere’s goal ensured Lorient continued their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw at home to Olympique Lyon, who stay third on 15 points. Lyon took the lead through France’s Bafetimbi Gomis volley in the 23rd minute after a superb collective move. Lorient levelled the score two minutes after the break when Aliadiere tapped in Benjamin Corgnet’s neat pass to take his side up to fourth in the table on 14 points. Both sides had a flurry of clear-cut chances in an action-packed clash at rainy Lorient. Lyon, who suffered their first league loss last weekend, were unlucky to see Gomis’s half-volley and then a fine lob from Clement Grenier hit the woodwork early on. However, their efforts were rewarded when Alexandre Lacazette volleyed a Steed Malbranque cross to set up Gomis for the opener. Inspired by Aliadiere and Alain Traore, Lorient reacted but the latter’s powerful shot from outside the box struck the woodwork. The hosts equalised just after the break and tightened their grip on play although they lacked a finishing touch. Along with PSG and Lorient, Girondins Bordeaux are the other team unbeaten after they recovered from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Stade Brest, their fifth in the last six league games, which put them sixth on 14 points. Well-organised Brest went ahead when Eden

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Marseille’s French forward Andre-Pierre Gignac, left, challenges for the ball with Paris Saint Germain’s French defender Sylvain Armand , during their League One soccer match, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, Oct.7, 2012.


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Messi, Ronaldo trade blows in 2-2 Clasico draw Reuters

MADRID - Real Madrid came away with a point but failed to secure the victory they needed to trim the gap to leaders Barcelona when the outstanding Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo each struck twice in an attritional 2-2 draw in La Liga on Sunday. A stuttering start by Jose Mourinho’s Real side had left them eight points behind their great rivals after six matches, threatening to derail their title defence before it had even got off the ground. While they will take comfort from preventing Barca making it seven wins out of seven this term, they may feel they let slip an opportunity in the opening league ‘Clasico’ of the campaign after Ronaldo gave them a deserved 23rdminute lead in front of almost 100,000 fans packed into an electric Nou Camp arena. With millions more around the world watching the heavyweight clash, Messi levelled eight minutes later after a defensive lapse by Pepe and the Argentine World Player of the Year curled in a stunning free kick just after the hour to make it 2-1. Real were level within five minutes when Mesut Ozil slid the ball through to Ronaldo and the Portuguese forward beat Victor Valdes for a second time with a powerful low strike. Barca twice came close to a winner in a frenetic finale when substitute Martin Montoya crashed a long-range effort against the crossbar in the 89th minute and Pedro dashed on to an Andres Iniesta pass in stoppage time only to fire wastefully wide. “We were superior at times but it was a very even game,” Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets said in an interview with Spanish television. “Everything is the way it was but with one match less,” added the Spain international. Barca have 19 points from seven games, three ahead of unbeaten Atletico Madrid, who host third-placed Malaga in Sunday’s late kickoff. Real, who have already lost twice, the same

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number of defeats as they suffered in the whole of last season, are fifth on 11 points. With the world’s two richest teams meeting in probably the biggest fixture in international club soccer, Messi and Ronaldo continued their personal goal-scoring duel on a balmy night in the Catalan capital. Ronaldo’s goals made him the first player to score in six ‘Clasicos’ in a row, while Messi’s 16th and 17th strikes in RealBarca matches put him one short of the leading marksman, Real great Alfredo Di Stefano. Ronaldo’s first of the night came when Karim Benzema played him through on the left of the area and he struck a powerful low shot just inside Valdes’s post. Pepe collapsed in a heap in the area allowing Messi to volley in the equaliser before last year’s La Liga top scorer thrilled the home support with a spectacular 30-metre effort that left Spain keeper Casillas flapping at thin air. Ronaldo then netted his 10th ‘Clasico’ goal when he raced on to Ozil’s fine through ball and scored with another powerfully-struck low shot. “The result is perfectly suited to the match, which was very good and which the whole world enjoyed, just like myself and the players from both teams,” Mourinho told a news conference. “I prefer to focus on that because it’s the true reflection of the game, well contested and without knowing until the last moment who was going to win,” the Portuguese added. “The

league is how it was, my team pleased me a great deal and the world is happy.” TOOTHLESS ATTACK

A blistering Obafemi Martins volley secured a 1-0 victory for Levante against their more illustrious city neighbours Valencia earlier on Sunday, heaping more pressure on Valencia coach Mauricio Pellegrino. Pacy Nigeria forward Martins, who joined last month from Russian club Rubin Kazan, sped on to a long clearance from Levante goalkeeper Gustavo Munua in the 22nd minute at the Estadio Ciutat de Valencia. The former Inter Milan and Newcastle forward controlled the bouncing ball on his chest before smashing a shot into the roof of the net past Vicente Guaita. Valencia saw plenty of the ball but were toothless in attack and slipped to a third defeat in seven league matches this season, leaving them in 14th on eight points, two behind Levante who climbed to 11th. The inexperienced Pellegrino, a former defender who played for Valencia and had a short stint at Liverpool, is in his first term in charge at the club after succeeding Unai Emery at the end of last season. Under Argentine Pellegrino, Valencia lost

Poland’s Blaszczykowski set to miss World Cup qualifier

BERLIN - Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski could be out for at least a month and miss a World Cup qualifier against England after he injured his ankle in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 draw at Hanover 96 in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

“Initial diagnosis says no training for four to six weeks,” Blaszczykowski said on his website (www.kubablaszczykowski.pl) on Monday. The midfielder, who turned his ankle in the 39th minute after his foot got caught in the grass, is set to miss their 2014 World Cup quali-

fier against England in Warsaw on Oct. 16 and a friendly against South Africa four days earlier. Blaszczykowski, who has scored two goals in their two World Cup Group H qualifiers so far, will undergo further tests later on Monday in Dortmund to determine the exact extent of the damage, the German

champions said. “It could be anything from stretched ligaments to ligament rupture,” a Dortmund statement said. “In such a case he could be out for up to six weeks. Only the scan can offer a diagnosis.” Dortmund also face Real Madrid in the Champions League on Oct. 24.

Premier League on Sunday. Sporting, who sacked coach Ricardo Sa Pinto on Friday, never stood a chance against a confident Porto side who beat Paris St Germain 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Martinez opened the scoring

after 10 minutes, cushioning a long pass with his knee and, as he turned on goal, applying a neat backheel that left Sporting keeper Rui Patricio stranded. Argentine playmaker Lucho Gonzalez missed a penalty for Porto and Sporting had Marcos Rojo sent

off before Porto’s promising Colombian James Rodriguez added a second from the penalty spot with seven minutes to go. Porto are joint leaders with Benfica on 14 points after six matches, eight ahead of 11th-placed Sporting.

Martinez backheel sets up Porto win over Sporting Reuters

LISBON - Porto’s Colombia striker Jackson Martinez scored a superb backheel goal that set up a deserved 2-0 home win over Lisbon rivals Sporting and sent the champions back to the top of the Portuguese

Ten-man Inter win fiery derby with Samuel goal Reuters

MILAN - Inter struck in the third minute with a Walter Samuel header and hung on despite playing nearly all the second half with 10 men to beat AC Milan 1-0 in a bad-tempered, scrappy but absorbing Serie A derby on Sunday. Samuel scored with a diving header at the far post after Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati hesitated and failed to cut out Esteban Cambiasso’s free kick. Milan created far more chances and were in almost total control after Inter had midfielder Yuto Nagatomo sent off for a second bookable offence three minutes into the second half. The defeat left Milan with only seven points from their first seven league games of the season. Inter have 15, four behind leaders Juventus and Napoli who both won. A late goal by Claudio Marchisio gave Juventus a 2-1 win at lowly Siena and Napoli beat Udinese by the same score with Goran Pandev scoring the winner. Cagliari won their first game of the season, 1-0 at Torino, and AS Roma finally managed their first home win as they beat Atalanta 2-0 to ease the pressure on coach Zdenek Zeman. Milan, after selling several top players, have made a dreadful start to the season and continued with a farcical opening five minutes at San Siro. Coach Massimiliano Allegri was still arguing angrily with the referee over the award of a free kick to Inter when Cambiasso swung the ball over. Abbiati initially came then retreated, allowing Argentine defender Samuel, in his eighth season at Inter, to score with a free header.

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their opening Champions League Group F match against last year’s beaten finalists Bayern Munich but recovered to beat Lille 2-0 at home.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, right, and FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

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Inter Milan Argentine defender Walter Samuel celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Inter Milan, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

Marseille retain top spot despite Ibrahimovic

PA R I S Andre-Pierre Gignac scored twice to help Olympique Marseille retain their Ligue 1 top spot on Sunday with a 2-2 home draw to secondplaced Paris St Germain despite the best efforts of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic was on target two times in three minutes midway through an entertaining first half after Gignac’s solo effort had put the home side ahead in the 17th. The Swede equalised on 23 minutes with a stunning backheel volley from a corner then put PSG in front two minutes later when he fired a free kick home from 25 metres. Gignac answered in the 37th when he headed home a Benoit Cheyrou corner to keep Marseille at the top of the table on 19 points, three ahead of unbeaten PSG. Marseille had dominated the first half but were visibly satisfied with the result. “We were brave, we gave everything. We deserved to draw,” Marseille’s midfielder Benoit Cheyou told French channel Canal+. “Pundits predicted us a 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0 loss. It was important not to lose, were we not able to win this match.” PSG substitute Kevin Gameiro had the only clear-cut chance of a dull second half but his strike went wide. “The draw is logical.

We were a bit tired in the second half and we lacked the briskness to break into Marseille’s defence,” coach Carlo Ancelotti told a news conference. “Our last two games showed that we still have to improve,” he added, referring to PSG’s Champions League 1-0 at Porto on Wednesday.

Ben Basat ran on behind the defence to shoot past keeper Cedric Carrasso in the 37th minute. Bordeaux wasted several chances and saw

an early Cheick Diabate effort hit the post but the player netted a deserved equaliser midway through the second half.

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Former Arsenal striker Jeremy Aliadiere’s goal ensured Lorient continued their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw at home to Olympique Lyon, who stay third on 15 points. Lyon took the lead through France’s Bafetimbi Gomis volley in the 23rd minute after a superb collective move. Lorient levelled the score two minutes after the break when Aliadiere tapped in Benjamin Corgnet’s neat pass to take his side up to fourth in the table on 14 points. Both sides had a flurry of clear-cut chances in an action-packed clash at rainy Lorient. Lyon, who suffered their first league loss last weekend, were unlucky to see Gomis’s half-volley and then a fine lob from Clement Grenier hit the woodwork early on. However, their efforts were rewarded when Alexandre Lacazette volleyed a Steed Malbranque cross to set up Gomis for the opener. Inspired by Aliadiere and Alain Traore, Lorient reacted but the latter’s powerful shot from outside the box struck the woodwork. The hosts equalised just after the break and tightened their grip on play although they lacked a finishing touch. Along with PSG and Lorient, Girondins Bordeaux are the other team unbeaten after they recovered from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Stade Brest, their fifth in the last six league games, which put them sixth on 14 points. Well-organised Brest went ahead when Eden

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Marseille’s French forward Andre-Pierre Gignac, left, challenges for the ball with Paris Saint Germain’s French defender Sylvain Armand , during their League One soccer match, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, Oct.7, 2012.


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When summer, waterfall volume relatively decrease. Road to the waterfall which is mounting represent the pleasant activity for the activity of “ trekking”. The location is near from area Lovina, reachable even by foot walking from Lovina, making this object a lot visited by the tourist which generally those who live in the area of Lovina. Not far from singsing waterfall, there are Dutch monument. This Monument is develop/ builded by Government of Dutch Colonial to commemorate the killed of its Heroic of Dutch army in Banjar war in the year 1868. About 1956 this monument is broken because assumed to respect colonist. However in the year 1992 this monument is rebuilt by Local Government of Regency of Dati II Buleleng for the purpose of that history cannot be vanished, beside that monument also symbolise the

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Howard-less Magic stung by Hornets in Mexico City

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warrior of Banjar peoples capable to defeat heroic of Dutch army. Singsing Waterfall located in Banjar Labuhan Haji the Countryside of Temukus of Subdistrict Banjar, 3 km from Lovina and 13 km from Singaraja. To go to the this tourism object is reachable with the motor vehicle to majors of countryside Tigawarsa. A signpost sign show the road which must be followed walkedly (as long as more or less than 600 metre) to come to the first waterfall. To reach the second higher waterfall you have to passing precipitous road. Park facility developed and laboured by local banjar, and booth have been made available. Local tourist and also foreign countries a lot of visiting waterfall this is because its atmosphere is calm, peace and suited for corporeal freshness. Waterfall Located in hilly area, giving coastal carpet view of Lovina in North direction, becoming interesting which enough captivate to all tourist.

MEXICO CITY - The post-Dwight Howard era opened on a sour note for the Orlando Magic as the New Orleans Hornets rode a late surge for an 85-80 preseason victory before a packed house at the Mexico City Arena on Sunday. The Magic, in their first game since trading six-time All-Star Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a blockbuster 12-player trade in August, failed to get more than 13 points from any of their five starters.

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Orlando Magic center Glen Davis (top) battles for the ball with New Orleans Hornets forward Al-Faroug Aminu during their exhibition NBA game in Mexico City October 7, 2012.

Olympic Stadium included in stadium list for WCup Associated Press Writer

LONDON — The Olympic Stadium in London and 11 football grounds have been included on the long list of 17 venues put forward to host matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England. However, only one club rugby stadium — Kingsholm, the home of Gloucester — was named Monday after Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road was axed from consideration. Organizers will confirm the final list of 10-12 venues early next year, after the tournament schedule has been decided. English organizers have to sell 2.9 million tickets to cover the 80 million pound ($130 million) guarantee owed to the International Rugby Board, and have therefore selected stadiums with large capacities. Old Trafford, St. James’ Park, Villa Park, St. Mary’s Stadium and the Stadium of Light are the Premier League grounds under consideration.

“We don’t have any superstars on our team now,” Magic forward Glen Davis, who finished the game with 13 points, said as he left the lockerroom. “We need to win together.” Treating 18,133 sports fans to the sights and sounds of the National Basketball Association, the Hornets’ Brian Roberts led the way with a game-high 17 points. The Magic were led by E’Twaun Moore, who came off the bench to score 16 points, while local boy and starting center Gustavo Ayon added 12 points in the loss. The Magic led the game, often by double digits, until New Orleans tied it at 76 with about two minutes to go in the final quarter. Two free throws by forward Lance Thomas then put the Hornets ahead for good. The game signaled the start

of a new era for the Magic since they parted ways with former first-overall draft pick Howard, the team’s top scorer and rebounder for the last six seasons. But the Hornets’ Ayon, only the third Mexican-born player in NBA history, was the clear crowd-favorite as fans cheered his every move. The exhibition match marked the start of the NBA preseason for both teams, as well as the 20th such game on Mexican soil, more than any other country outside the United States or Canada. On Saturday, former NBA AllStar turned league ambassador Cedric Ceballos told Reuters that Mexico City will host regular season games in 2012 and 2013, but a league executive said Sunday the announcement was premature. “We have no plans (for regular

season games in Mexico) at the moment,” said Philippe Moggio, the NBA’s vice president for Latin America. Moggio acknowledged “internal conversations” regarding such a development, but said the league would not announce potential regular season games in Mexico until early next year. Hornets coach Monte Williams declared the international preseason game a success even beyond his team’s win. “The NBA is a global game and anytime you can extend the boundaries of basketball in a positive way, it’s only gong to help,” said Williams. “Locals get a chance to see the kind of basketball up close and personal that they don’t normally get a chance to see and that’s good for everybody.”

Cilic, Querrey advance to 2nd round in Shanghai

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SHANGHAI — Tenth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia moved into the second round of the Shanghai Masters on Monday with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Lukasz Kubot of Poland. Cilic hit eight aces and broke Kubot four times to wrap up the win in 1 hour, 33 minutes. American Sam Querrey also advanced with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Chinese wild-card entry Li Zhe. The 22ndranked Querrey jumped out to a quick 5-2 lead in the first set, and then won the final five games of the second to close out the match in just 59 minutes. Querrey served 11 aces and converted five of his 10 break points. “I thought I served great,” Querrey said. “I thought I returned well, and I took advantage of the breakpoints. That was the key.” Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria beat Pablo Andujar of Spain 7-5, 6-3 to set up a meeting with second-seeded Novak Djokovic in the next round. Djokovic, who is coming off his third title at the China Open in Beijing, and the other eight top-seeded players have byes in the first round. Dimitrov earned the only two breaks of the match, including in the fourth game of the second set to take a decisive lead. Also Monday, Tommy Robredo of Spain defeated qualifier Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia 7-6 (4), 6-4, and Benoit Paire of France ousted qualifier Philipp Petzschner of Germany 7-6 (2), 6-4.

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Marin Cilic of Croatia returns a shot to Lukasz Kubot of Poland during the first round men’s singles match of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Monday Oct. 8, 2012. Cilic won 7-5, 6-3.


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Volcano erupts, spewing smoke in north Indonesia

In this photograph taken on October 7, 2012, Mount Lokon volcano spews a giant column of volcanic ash during an eruption seen from Tomohon town located in Sulawesi Island. The 1,580-metre Mount Lokon in the island’s northern part erupted at 2 pm (0700GMT) on October 7 heard as far as five kilometres (3.1 miles) away. The volcano experienced the biggest eruption in July 2011 when more than 5,200 people were evacuated as it sent huge clouds of ash as high as 3,500 metres (11,500 feet) into the sky.

LOS ANGELES — Rumbling into its final four weeks, the presidential campaign is playing out on both coasts and multiple fronts, with Republican Mitt Romney seeking stature on foreign affairs and President Barack Obama raising political cash by the millions. down nears. The election hangs as ever on persuadable voters in fewer than 10 states, with Iowa, Ohio, Virginia and Florida all set for candidate visits this week. In an election-year display of incumbent’s power, Obama on Monday was declaring a national monument at the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez, the United Farmworkers Union founder who died in 1993. Sure to appeal Hispanic voters in swing states, Obama’s move comes at the start of a day in which he will later raise political cash at events in San Francisco. Romney was after the bigger stage of the day. His foreign policy speech seeks to send tough signals on Iran and Syria and portray Obama as weak for his administration’s changing explanation for the

deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya. “We’re not going to be lectured by someone who has been an unmitigated disaster on foreign policy,” Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Voters give Obama higher marks than Romney on questions of national security and crisis response, and world affairs in general are a distant priority compared with economic woes, polling shows. Romney, though, is seeking to broaden his explanation about how he would serve as commander in chief. After polls recently suggested Obama had narrow leads in several swing states, the Romney campaign says the race is tightening following his strong performance in last week’s debate. To help maintain his momentum,

Romney h a s tweaked his message over the last week, highlighting his compassionate side and centrist political positions.

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JAKARTA — A volatile volcano in northern Indonesia erupted Sunday, spewing smoke and ash that caused muddy rain to fall in nearby villages, an official said.

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President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he arrives at a campaign event at the Nokia Theater, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, students will develop core skills in reading text, note taking, research, analysis and From page 1 design, they will learn new and dynamic information about the island of Bali with a specific focus on Australia’s long history with its culture and people. The Bali bombings are presented within a personal context rather than a factual ‘minute by minute’ account. The content presented is both morally and intellectually challenging and all due care will be taken to allow students to voice concerns and opinions as they progress through the modules. In the second half of the resource students will apply what they have learnt by productively engaging with a series of moral dilemmas that draw upon the learning context of the Bali’s bombings. They will also learn about the ways in which cultures around the world, including Bali work to foster peace by building open green spaces for communities and individuals to reflect on these challenging issues. Finally students will get a chance to design and produce their own peace space within their school community, providing an authentic learning experience for the resource.

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Russia celebrates Putin’s 60th birthday in fanfare Associated Press

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People walk past a cartoon depicting Russia’s President Vladimir Putin displayed by a street artist in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

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Negative ads, charges of dishonesty and dwindling time are all setting the tone. Joining celebrities for fundraising in Los Angeles on Sunday, Obama for the first time needled himself over a poor debate performance. But he declared he had the right focus and “I intend to win.” Romney was in Virginia, trying to bury the memories of his fumbled trip abroad this summer and knock Obama back on national security. “Hope is not a strategy,” he said in excerpts of a Monday speech at the Virginia Military Institute. The campaigns already had eyes on the next debate, the sole faceoff between Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, which will grab attention as the Thursday night show-

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MOSCOW — Kremlin officials like to insist Russian President Vladimir Putin does not care for big birthday bashes and said he was spending his 60th on Sunday quietly celebrating with close friends and family in his home city, St. Petersburg. However, the president’s supporters didn’t appear to receive the memo, and so the day saw an unprecedented exhibi-

tion of Putin-idolatry reminiscent of some of the world’s oddest cults of personality. Much of it, like it the fawning, up-close-and-personal profile on Kremlin-friendly television channel NTV, looked like propaganda. Some of the praise was so extreme as to appear almost like a subtle form of satire on Putin’s heroic representations in state media. And some Putin opponents used the occasion to poke fun.

President asked to fire police chief Antara

JAKARTA - A group of community leaders have urged President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to step in to settle conflicts between police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Spokesman of the group, law expert Saldi Isra, said the president is also urged to fire police chief Gen. Timur Pradopo for failing to control his officers. The group also included rector of the Paramadina Institute Anies Baswedan, human rightists Usman Hamid and Haris Azhar urged the president to “take over the command before things getting worse.” They called on the people to join in giving support for KPK and to rid police of corruption. The group came to KPK office to give moral support for KPK after Sr. Comr. Dedi Irianto, the general criminal director of the Bengkulu police came to KPK on Friday evening with an order to arrest Novel Baswedan, a KPK investigator on a criminal charge. Novel is one of five police officers on loan to KPK choosing to stay with KPK after police order their return . Police, which have been at loggerheads with KPK have ordered the return of 20 of their investigators from KPK. The officers are free to choose between staying with KPK or returning back to the police corps. Dedy said the case of Novel is purely criminal shooting six suspects killing one on charge of stealing swallow bird nest when he was chief detective in Bengkulu in 2004 KPK, however, rejected the arrest attempt saying police have sought to criminalize KPK . “This is an act of criminalizing KPK . We ask not to no longer resort to force. Use legal procedure,” deputy chief of KPK Bambang Widjojanto said on Saturday. Bambang Widjojanto said KPK will protect Novel and other police investigators who do not want to return to their corp. The row between KPK and police began when the anti graft agency began investigation into a corruption case involving police`s traffic corps . KPK named four suspects in the Rp198 billion case including two police generals -- former chief of the traffic corps Ins.Gen. Djoko Susilo and his deputy Brig. Gen., Didik Purnomo.

Mount Lokon in North Sulawesi province rumbled as heavy rain fell around its cloud-covered crater, local monitoring official Farid Ruskanda Bina said. He said the sound was heard 5 kilometers (3 miles) away but the height of the eruption was not visible. The ash made the rain thick and muddy in six villages, Bina said. “Soldiers are distributing masks to the villagers,” he said. There was no plan for evacuations because the nearest

villages are beyond the danger area, he said. More than 33,000 people live along the fertile slopes of the 5,741-foot (1,750-meter) mountain. Mount Lokon is one of about 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia. Its last major eruption in 1991 killed a Swiss hiker and forced thousands of people to flee their homes. Indonesia, an archipelago of 240 million people, is prone to earthquakes and volcanoes because it sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a horseshoe-shaped series of fault lines. AFP PHOTO

Ba`asyir transferred to Nusakambangan jail Antara

CILACAP - Cleric Abu Bakar Ba`asyir, sentenced to 15 years imprisonment early this year after he was found guilty of running a terrorist training camp in Aceh, was transferred to Nusakabangan jail, Cilacap, Central Java, on Saturday. He was taken from his detention cell at the National Police Headquarters` Criminal Investigation Department in Jakarta on Friday night. Nusakambangan is an island in Central Java which houses correctional institutes for notorious criminals, including terrorists such as Amrozi, Imam Samudera and Muklas, who have since been executed. Ba`asyir is reported to be jailed at Batu penitentiary on the island. When contacted at Wijayapura port, the harbour point used for crossing to the Nusakambangan island, Batu Jail head Hermawan Unianto said Ba`syir would not receive special privileges. He did say, though, that the Muslim cleric would not be placed in those cells that were used to jail Bali I bombing terror death convicts Imam Samudera, Amrozi and Muklas. “Ba`asyir will be put into a cell along with three other

aging inmates. This is because Ba`asyir is already old and his health will be monitored by his doctor,” Hermawan said. He added that in sending Ba`asyir to the Batu Jail, the number of convicts in terrorism cases in the Nusakambang jails had reached eight persons. “One is in the Batu jail, namely Ba`asyir, one in Kembang Kuning jail and the remaining six in Pasir Putih jail. I do not remember their names,” he said. Last February, the Supreme Court announced that it had rejected an appeal filed by firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Ba`asyir and upheld the ruling made by the South Jakarta District Court in June 2011 sentencing Ba`asyir to 15 years in prison after finding him guilty of running a terrorist training camp in Aceh. Ba`asyir responded to the Supreme Court`s decision by saying “it was in line with the US order.” The US has also formally included hard-line Islamic group Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT), an organization founded by Abu Bakar Ba`asyir in 2008, on its list of foreign terror networks. The US Department of State said on its website that the group was responsible for multiple coordinated attacks against innocent civilians, police and military personnel in Indonesia, according to a Jakarta Post report last March.

Mahfud MD give support to KPK

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JAKARTA - Chief of the Constitutional Court, Mahfud MD went to the office of the Corruption Eradication Commission to express his personal support to the anti-graft body. “I am here not on behalf of the Constitutional Court (MK). I am not wearing a pin,” Mahfud said upon his arrival at the KPK office here on Monday. He stated that he came in his capacity as the chairman of the Association of Yogyakarta’s Indonesian Islamic Uni-

versity Alumni (IKA-UII). “We don’t support the institution but its mission to fight corruption, because our main enemy is widespread corruption,” he said. Regarding the ongoing showdown between the National Police (Polri) and KPK, he charged that the corrupt are the ones who are happy and clap their hands. He called on the police and the anti-graft body to develop a synergy and set aside their differences. Technical issues must not cause them to be involved in a conflict, according to Mahfud.


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World Bank cuts Asia growth outlook for this year Associated Press

BEIJING — The World Bank cut its growth forecast for Asia on Monday in a new sign of the impact of weakening global demand and warned China’s cooling economy faces the risk of a “more pronounced slowdown.” The bank cut this year’s growth outlook for developing AsiaPacific economies to 7.2 percent, down from its May forecast of 7.6 percent. The bank cut its forecast for China, the region’s biggest economy, to 7.7 percent from May’s 8.2 percent. “In a fragile external environment, the economy in the East Asia and Pacific region continues to slow down,” the bank said in a report. “The risk remains of a more pronounced slowdown in China than currently expected,

while commodity exporters are at particular risk of a global slowdown.” The bank cited weak global demand due to the lackluster U.S. recovery and Europe’s recession. It said Europe’s debt crisis still is a “major risk,” followed by the U.S. “fiscal cliff” — a mix of tax and spending cuts due to take effect at year’s end that might depress growth. Growth in China has slowed largely due to government controls imposed to cool an overheat-

EU finance chiefs to discuss debt crisis, Greece Associated Press

LUXEMBOURG — EU finance ministers are in Luxembourg to take stock of the debt crisis before a summit of EU leaders later this month. The 17 eurozone ministers will look Monday at Greece’s budget proposals. They will hear from the troika — the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund — about its negotiations with the Greek government. No final troika report will be submitted, so no decision on a new payout of aid will be made. Finance ministers from all 27 EU countries meet Tuesday and are expected to grant Portugal an extra year, until 2014, to correct its excessive budget deficit. They will also see how many countries want to institute a financial transaction tax among just themselves, rather than all EU countries.

ed economy and inflation but also has been hurt by weak demand for Chinese exports. Growth fell to a three-year low of 7.6 percent in the quarter ending in June and officials including President Hu Jintao say it might decline further before recovering. “China’s slowdown this year has been significant, and some fear it could still accelerate,” the World Bank said. Commodity exporters could be most at risk in case of a renewed global slowdown, the report said.

They include Mongolia, Laos, Timor Leste, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. The region is relatively wellpositioned to weather a European crisis or global slowdown, the bank said. It noted most have well-capitalized banks, modest government deficits and large financial reserves. Excluding China, the region’s economic output should grow 5.5 percent this year, the bank said. It forecast worldwide growth of 2.3 percent this year, rising to 2.6 percent in 2013. Indonesia should achieve 6.1 percent growth this year, while Malaysia grows 4.8 percent and the Philippines by 5 percent, the

bank said. It forecast Thailand’s growth at 4.5 percent and Vietnam at 5.2 percent. “For 2013, growth is expected to pick up in most of the region’s other developing economies, where domestic demand remains robust,” the bank said. Trade-driven Asian economies need to rebalance away from reliance on foreign demand for their exports and encourage consumer spending, the World Bank said. “The subdued outlook for advanced economies continues to put a premium on domestic demand, and thus rebalancing remains important for most countries in the region,” the report said.

Japan carmakers to cut China production by half Reuters

TOKYO - Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co and Honda Motor Co plan to slash production in China by roughly half, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday, as a territorial row between Asia’s two largest economies cuts sales of Japanese cars in the world’s biggest auto market. Sales have plunged at Japanese car makers since violent protests and calls for boycotts of Japanese products broke out across China in mid-September over the Japanese government’s purchase of a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea from their private owner. Nissan will suspend the night shift at its passenger car factories in China and operate only during the day, the business daily said. Nissan has two passenger car factories in China, in Huadu and Zhengzhou, with two lines each. A Nissan spokesman declined to confirm the report. Toyota and Honda plan to cut China production to about half normal levels by shortening working hours and slowing down the speed of production lines, the Nik-

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Farmers in Petang haunted by harvest failure Bali Post

MANGUPURA - Farmers at Subak Buangga, Getasan village, Petang subdistrict, complained because their paddy plants were damaged and at risk of crop failure. Prolonged dry season was considered to be the cause of damage to the rice crop. One of the local farmers said the dry season caused the irrigation water to decrease. It led to the lack of water supply for the rice fields. Then, soil of the paddy field hardened and cracked. As a result, the paddy plants became dry and dwarf and ultimately they did not bear fruits. Most of the paddy plants in the subak territory covering tens of hectares were damaged. Moreover, the water shortages had occurred since the time of planting. Farmers also hoped the government could pay attention to their fate. The Head of the Agriculture, Estate and Forestry Agency of Badung, IGAK Sudaratmaja, said on Sunday (Oct 7) that the drought had indeed made farmers confused. Water scarcity became a major problem. Despite claimed to hear the news about the crop failure in Petang, Sudaratmaja stated to have not received any reports from the public. “We are still awaiting the reports from the public,” he said. Sudaratmaja said his party had asked the pest observer in their respective subdistrict including the extension officers to come down to the field to monitor the development of agriculture in each region. However, it had not

been optimal considering the limited number of personnel chiefly the pest observer where there was only one personnel per subdistrict. As an effort to help farmers facing the crops failure, the Badung Government had no specific budget allocation. Until these days, the government merely facilitated the farmers to get assistance from central government. Central government had allocated a relief fund in the form of indemnity worth IDR 3.7 million per hectare. In 2011, Badung obtained a grant worth IDR 600 million. However, to obtain the assistance, Sudaratmaja stated, was very difficult. Several criteria should be met, such as having a preliminary report and crop failures occurred to at least 75 percent of the land area. (kmb25)

Farmers at Subak Buangga, Getasan village, Petang subdistrict, complained because their paddy plants were damaged and at risk of crop failure. Prolonged dry season was considered to be the cause of damage to the rice crop.

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Japanese teen threatened a year prison Agence France-Presse

kei said without citing a source. A Honda spokeswoman said she was checking the report. A Toyota spokesman could not confirm the details of the report, saying that plants in China were operating again as planned after

the country’s national holiday period last week and that production was taking placed based on market demand. Toyota’s China sales fell about 40 percent in September from a year before to about 50,000 cars,

a senior company executive told Reuters last week. The firm is set to officially release its September China sales figures on Tuesday. The Nikkei report did not say how long the output cuts would last.

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Tens of people rally in front of Bali’s Police Office to showed their support for Commission of Corruption Eradication (KPK) on Monday, 8 October, 2012. They urged Bali’s police supporting the act of KPK to clean National Police department from corruption.

DENPASAR - Indonesian prosecutors Monday sought a one year prison term for a Japanese teenager charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana on the resort island of Bali. The 17-year-old, a student at an international high school on the island, was arrested in August after police found 2.61 grams (0.09 ounces) of the drug in his trouser pocket. “The defendant has been proven guilty of drug abuse... we demanded the judges to sentence him to one year jail,” Wayan Widana, a prosecutor, told reporters following a closed-door trial at the Denpasar district court. “The defendant was a mi-

nor, and being polite during the trial, admitted his mistake and promised not to repeat it”, he said. The teen was charged with drug possession last month, which carries a sentence of up to 12 years in prison, and drug abuse, which carries up to four years in jail. The boy’s lawyer Ahmad Hadiana expressed regret that the prosecutors did not recommend the judges return the defendant to his parents despite him being a minor. “We object to the prosecutors’ recommendation which neglected the fact that he is a minor and must be returned to his parents,” he told reporters. An Indonesian court last November sentenced a 14year-old Australian boy to

two months in jail in Bali for marijuana possession, after intense lobbying for his release, namely by the then Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. Indonesia enforces stiff penalties including life imprisonment and death for drug trafficking. Two members of an Australian drug smuggling gang known as the “Bali Nine”, who were arrested in 2005, are on death row, while seven others face lengthy jail terms. Another Australian, Schapelle Corby, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for smuggling 4.1 kilos of marijuana in 2005, recently had her term slashed by five years after a clemency appeal to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.


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Fifteen passengers get injured Denpasar (Bali Post)—

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CARACAS — President Hugo Chavez put to rest any doubts about his masterful political touch in winning a third consecutive six-year term after a bitterly fought race against a youthful rival who has galvanized Venezuela’s opposition.

The farmers work hand in hand to build a dam in Banjar village, Banjar subdistrict, Buleleng

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Worry about drought

Members of Subak Yeh Panes build a dam

Singaraja (Bali Post)—

Members of Subak Yeh Panes, Banjar village, Banjar subdistrict built a dam independently. It was done because they worried their fields and plantations were at risk of drought. Moreover, during the recent drought the water discharge at subak irrigation network continued to shrink.

The accident which happen on Bypass Ngurah Rai Sanur

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Coordinator of the independently-established dam, Dewa Ketut Mutra, said on Sunday (Oct 7) the entire costs of the dam construction were collected from local subak members. In addition, the subak members also worked on the dam construction in mutual assistance. Meanwhile, the materials such as sand and stones were taken from the local river where the dam was constructed. “This is purely an independent work by subak members because since the dry season our paddy plants lacked of water. Therefore, we established a dam, though of small size,” he said.

According to Mutra the small-sized dam was able to irrigate the paddy fields and plantations of subak members covering more than four hectares. “At least, the dam can pacify our worries about the drought,” he said. In the meantime, the Headman of Banjar village, Ida Bagus Kosala, said that since the prolonged drought hit Buleleng, the water discharge of Yeh Panes River decreased. For this condition, his party positively appreciated the initiative of subak members to build the dam in order to prevent the drought at his village. “We greatly support and are proud of the spirit showed off by subak

members because they have independently established the dam to avoid the drought and rescue their paddy fields and plantations,” he said. On the other hand, Kosala said the road to location of the dam could now only be covered on foot. His party expected the attention from the government to build the dam and road, so that they would be able to facilitate the subak members in cultivating their land in the future. “We do hope there is assistance from the government because the dam and the road were badly damaged. They are truly needed by residents and farmers,” he explained. (kmb15)

Manpower, Resettlement and Social Agency arrests 22 beggars Most of them from outside Bali Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Within the past few weeks, the Denpasar Manpower, Resettlement and Social Agency have intensified the law enforcement operation against beggars running around in Denpasar. During the three-day discipline from Friday (Oct 5) through Sunday (Oct 7), a total of 22 beggars could be arrested. As planned, most of the beggars coming from outside Bali would be returned to their

home of origin. The Head of Denpasar Manpower, Resettlement and Social Agency, I Made Erwin Suryadharma Sena, told the matter to Bali Post on Sunday (Oct 7). According to him, lately his party often got reports regarding the increasing beggars ‘besieging’ Denpasar. They did not only beg at shopping centers, traffic lights and tourist destinations, but also targeted the densely

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Chavez wins 3rd re-election in tightest race yet

A pile-up involving five buses

A pile-up accident involving five buses occurred on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai Sanur, exactly in front of the SMPN 9 junior high school. Around 15 bus passengers were injured and had to be rushed to Sanglah Hospital for treatment. The victims arrived in succession in Sanglah Hospital around 08:00 a.m. The injuries suffered were ranging from abrasions, dizziness, shortness up to broken bones and head leaking. Based on information, all the victims came from the Pegok hamlet, Sesetan, who were on their way to Goa Lawah temple for the meajar-ajar pilgrimage. According to one of the victim’s relatives, the incident took place around 07:00 a.m. At that time, the entourage of Pegok hamlet rode 12 buses. Four buses left behind and increased the speed to catch the bus that had preceded them. On arriving at the scene, suddenly there was a black bus took the right lane where the four buses carrying the people of Pegok hamlet were speeding. As a result of shock, the bus instantly braked causing a pile-up. “If counted including the black bus, there were totally five buses getting involved in the pile-up,” said one of the victims’ relatives. Even, one of the victims named Dewa Ayu Arniti, 50, was thrown out of the bus broken glass and suffered a broken bone in her right hand and head injury. Other than Arniti, the other bus victims that should be hospitalized were Anita, 35, and Nyoman Mariani, 41. They suffered a head injury. Meanwhile, the other victims were immediately discharged after treatment. Nevertheless, according to the victims’ relatives, the meajar-ajar pilgrimage program was continued. “People who were not involved in the accident continued the pilgrimage,” said one of the victim’s relatives. (san)

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populated areas. Responding to the reports of community, his party focused the enforcement operation on strategic locations as reported by residents. “Actually, the raid has been regularly organized. Those arrested in the operation have been repeatedly repatriated to their home of origin. However, the beggars were never deterrent and keep returning to Denpasar,” he said. In the operation, the officers tar-

geted several locations alleged to become their rendezvous like the Jalan Gatot Subroto Barat, Padangsambian Kaja (east of Denpasar Metro Police), Badung Market, Jalan Sudirman, Jalan Hassanudin, Jalan Gajah Mada, Jalan Pulau Batanta, Jalan Sutomo and around the Jalan Tukad Pakerisan. Of the 22 people arrested in the operation, two of whom were children and 20 others were adult.

“Based on their region of origin, 15 people of those beggars are from various regions in Java and seven others are from Bali. Temporarily, the beggars arrested are placed in the office of Manpower, Resettlement and Social Agency at Lumintang because the province-owned halfway house is still being renovated. Having been given a coaching, they will be sent back to their home of origin,” said Erwin Suryadarma. (kmb13)

The state governor who lost Sunday’s presidential vote, Henrique Capriles, had accused the flamboyant incumbent of unfairly leveraging to his advantage Venezuela’s oil wealth to finance his campaign as well as flaunting his near total control of state institutions. Capriles also narrowed Chavez’s margin of victory to his smallest yet in a presidential contest. This time, the former army paratroop commander who led a failed 1992 coup won 55 percent of the vote against 45 percent for Capriles, with 98 percent of the vote counted. In 2006, Chavez’s margin of victory was 27 points. Nevertheless, the populace endorsed once again Chavez’s stated aim of converting Venezuela into a socialist state. Capriles said in his concession speech that he rejects the idea of two Venezuelas divided by ideology and class. “I will continue working to build one country,” said the wiry, 40-year-

old grandson of Holocaust survivors who unified and energized the opposition while barnstorming across the oil-exporting nation. Capriles had vowed to seriously address violent crime that has spun out of control, streamline a patronagebloated bureaucracy and end rampant corruption, but his promises proved inadequate against Chavez’s charisma, well-oiled political machine and legacy of putting Venezuela’s poor first with generous social welfare programs. Yet Chavez only got 551,902 more votes this time around than he did six years ago, while the opposition boosted its tally by 2.09 million. Chavez appeared to acknowledge the opposition’s growing clout. “I extend from here my recognition of all who voted against us, recognition of their democratic weight,” he told thousands of cheering supporters from the balcony of the Miraflores presidential palace. Tensions were high Sunday night as announcement of the results were

delayed. Finally, fireworks exploded over downtown Caracas amid a cacophony of horn-honking by elated Chavez supporters waving flags and jumping for joy outside the presidential palace. Chavez will now have a freer hand to push for an even bigger state role in the economy, as he pledged during the campaign, and to continue populist programs. He’s also likely to further limit dissent and deepen friendships with U.S. rivals. A Capriles victory would have brought a radical foreign policy shift including a halt to preferential oil deals with allies such as Cuba, along with a loosening of state economic controls and an increase in private investment. President Raul Castro of Cuba, which could have been badly hurt by a Chavez loss, was among Latin American leaders sending warm congratulations to the former paratrooper on his victory after nearly 14 years in office.

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Supporters of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez perform a mock funeral for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles as they celebrate in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Chavez won re-election and a new endorsement of his socialist project Sunday, surviving his closest race yet after a bitter campaign against Capriles.

Leaks author defends pope’s butler, seeks clemency Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — The author of the book of Vatican secrets that earned the pope’s former butler an 18-month sentence for stealing private papal correspondence has set out to explain his source’s motives and appeal for clemency. Several European newspapers published an op-ed piece by Gianluigi Nuzzi on Monday in which the Italian journalist defended the actions of Paolo Gabriele and sought to put them in a context he said hadn’t been fully explained during Gabriele’s trial. Nuzzi provided an advance copy to The Associated Press. A Vatican tribunal on Saturday convicted Gabriele of aggravated theft for stealing the pope’s private correspondence and passing it onto Nuzzi in the gravest Vatican security breach in recent times. Gabriele was sentenced to an 18-month term, which he is serving under house arrest in his

Vatican City apartment awaiting an expected papal pardon. Gabriele confessed to photocopying some of the pope’s private letters and giving them to Nuzzi, saying he wanted to shed light on the “evil and corruption” he saw around him in the Vatican that he believed was being kept from the pope. Nuzzi said he wanted to further explain Gabriele’s motives, which he said he ascertained over the course of several encounters that formed the basis of the book “His Holiness: Pope Benedict XVI’s Secret Papers,” which was published in May. Gabriele, he said, was at the receiving end of disgruntled Vatican cardinals, bishops and managers who came to him “day after day” with their secrets and concerns “hoping he would bring them to the pope.” The 85-year-old Benedict, Nuzzi wrote, had called for greater transparency in the church and yet was himself the victim

of apparent efforts to keep him in the dark. Many of the issues Gabriele brought to light haven’t yet been explained, “but certainly they explain the frustration of a man who, when confronting these intrigues, perceived the fragility of his pastor in a battle between good and evil,” Nuzzi wrote.

Gabriele didn’t elaborate much on the stand during the weeklong trial, saying only at one point that when he would sit down to lunch with the pope, he would realize that Benedict wasn’t being kept informed of certain issues based on the questions he was asking. The three-judge Vatican tribunal reduced Gabriele’s three-year

sentence in half, in part because he admitted he had betrayed the pope and thought “albeit erroneously” that he was doing the right thing. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, has said a papal pardon is “likely” although there’s no knowing when it might come.

Swiss canyoneering accident leaves 2 dead

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GENEVA — Swiss police say two people are dead after a canyoneering group was caught out by a sudden flood in an Alpine stream. Police in the northeastern canton (state) of St. Gallen say rescue services were able to evacuate five members of the group after the water level in the Fallenbach stream rose suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon. Three were taken to a hospital

with light injuries. But they said Monday that the bodies of the group’s 24-year-old Belgian guide and a 23-year-old German woman were found several hours later. Canyoneering involves jumping, sliding and rappelling into rivers and swimming downstream without a raft. In 1999, 18 tourists and three guides drowned when they were swept away by a muddy wall of water in a brook in central Switzerland.


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SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA. It was the second launch of a Dragon capsule to the orbiting lab by the California-based SpaceX company. The first was last spring. This time was no test flight, however, and the spacecraft carried 1,000 pounds of key science experiments and other precious gear on this truly operational mission. There was also a personal touch: chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream tucked in a freezer for the

three station residents. The company’s unmanned Falcon rocket roared into the night sky right on time, putting SpaceX on track to reach the space station Wednesday. The complex was soaring southwest of Tasmania when the Falcon took

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This time exposure photo shows the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifting off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

flight. Officials declared the launch a success, despite a problem with one of the nine first-stage engines. The rocket put Dragon in its intended orbit, said the billionaire founder and chief executive officer of SpaceX, Elon Musk. “It’s driving its way to station, so that’s just awesome,” noted SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell. In more good news, a piece of space junk was no longer threatening the station, and NASA could focus entirely on the delivery mission. NASA is counting on private business to restock the space station, now that the shuttles have retired to museums. The space agency has a $1.6 billion contract with SpaceX for 12 resupply missions. Especially exciting for NASA is the fact that the Dragon will return twice as much cargo as it took up, including a stockpile of astronauts’ blood and urine samples. The samples — nearly 500 of them — have been stashed in freezers since Atlantis made the last shuttle flight in July 2011. The Dragon will spend close to three weeks at the space station before being released and parachuting into the Pacific at the end of October. By then, the space station should be back up to

What a 1,000 mph Car Could Do for Your Commute

A supersonic car project aimed at reaching 1,000 mph combines the power of a military jet engine with a hybrid rocket. The ambitious effort won’t take off until 2013, but the speed demon concept alone may inspire futuristic flights of fancy among even the most jaded commuters. The BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car Project wants to outrace the ghosts of past cars and even airplanes by becoming the second land vehicle to break the sound barrier — its goal would shatter both the land speed record of 763 mph (1,228 kph) and the low-altitude air speed record of 994 mph (1,600 kph). A successful rocket motor test on Oct. 3 marked a necessary step toward a test run scheduled for the desertlike Hakskeen Pan region of South Africa in 2013. A maximum speed of just above 1,000 mph (1,609 kph) would allow the car to pass speedy vehicles such

as a Ferrari Enzo (218 mph, or 351 kph), Japan’s magnetic levitation train (361 mph, or 581 kph), and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet flying overhead (593 mph, or 954 kph). Passengers in the land vehicles would hear only the resounding double thunderclap of the car’s sonic booms as they were left

a full crew of six. None of the Russian, European or Japanese cargo ships can bring anything back; they’re destroyed during re-entry. The Russian Soyuz crew capsules have limited room for anything besides people. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX

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A concept image for the BLOODHOUND supersonic car being built to reach 1,000 mph.

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— owned by PayPal co-founder Musk — is working to convert its unmanned Dragon capsules into vessels that could carry astronauts to the space station in three years. Other U.S. companies also are vying to carry crews. Americans must ride Russian rockets to orbit in the meantime, for a steep price

Greenhouse gases rise with GDP, slower to fall in recession

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OSLO - Greenhouse gas emissions rise when economies expand but don’t fall as quickly when recession strikes, perhaps because people stick with a higher-emitting lifestyle from the boom times, a study showed. The report in Monday’s edition of the journal Nature Climate Change dents many governments’ hopes that recession can at least bring the consolation of a sharp contraction in greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, rose by an average of 0.73 percent for every 1 percent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, Richard York of the University of Oregon wrote in his report. But emissions fell just 0.43 percent for every percent decline in GDP per capita, he added, based on a review of World Bank statistics of more than 150 nations from 1960 to 2008. “Economic decline ... doesn’t lead to as big a decline in emissions as a comparable amount of economic growth leads to growth in emissions,” York told Reuters. He said the difference might be because new infrastructure added during times of economic growth - new homes, roads or factories - is still used during recession. Carbon dioxide is mainly emitted by burning fossil fuels. RE-THINK

in the dust. The car design calls for a EuroJet EJ200 jet engine — used by Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets — to propel the car up to 300 mph (483 kph). A hybrid rocket motor would then kick in to push the car up to a maximum of 1,050 mph (1,690 kph).

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“When economies decline, factories don’t shut down immediately, people don’t stop driving (although they may defer buying a new car),” he wrote in a email. And many new buildings still needed heating or airconditioning. Even since 1990, when many developed nations started trying to curb their greenhouse gases under a U.N. treaty, emissions had also fallen less in recession than they rose when the economy grew, he said. York said economists may have to re-think how they project future growth of carbon dioxide. Most studies assume that GDP and emissions move in lockstep, both up and down. The findings “don’t necessarily suggest future emissions will generally be higher or lower than current projections, but they suggest that this will depend more sensitively on how exactly economies grow (or shrink),” he said. “It doesn’t only matter how big GDP is in the future, but also how it gets there, such as by slow steady growth, or by periods of rapid growth mixed with recession,” he said. Almost 200 nations are aiming to agree a new global pact to combat climate change by 2015 that would enter into force in 2020. World leaders failed to agree a new deal at the last attempt, at the Copenhagen summit in 2009. The U.N. panel of climate scientists says the build-up of greenhouse gases is raising temperatures and will bring more floods, droughts, heatwaves, dust storms and rising sea levels. Its scenarios foresee the world economy expanding steadily to anywhere from $235 trillion to $550 trillion by 2100, from $21 trillion in 1990. That would raise world temperatures by between 1.1 and 6.4 degrees Celsius (2.0-11.5F), it says. The world economy is expected to grow by 3.5 percent in 2012, including a 0.3 percent contraction in the euro zone, according to the International Monetary Fund.

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Tens of tons of plastic waste from the sea have been polluting the mangrove forest area in Ngurah Rai Forest Park, South Denpasar, spokesman of Bali forestry office said.

Plastic waste pollutes Mangrove Forest

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DENPASAR - Tens of tons of plastic waste from the sea have been polluting the mangrove forest area in Ngurah Rai Forest Park, South Denpasar, spokesman of Bali forestry office said. “Everyday we have four trucks fully loaded with plastic waste taken from the area. That waste is not from the mangrove forest but we think it came from the river and streamed

down to the sea,” Head of Protection Division of the Bali Forestry Office Suratman said here, Sunday. The local authority is overwhelmed in cleaning the mangrove forest as the

plastic waste is abundant, stuck in the mangrove roots, and scattered in the 102-hectare mangrove forest. The cleaning service personnel also have to face the thick mud that could hamper and slow down the plastic waste removal in the area. “We fail to prevent its (plastic waste) coming as it is from the sea,” Suratman said. The plastic waste usually can be

seen during the noon until 04.00 p.m. local time when the tide is in low level. Therefore, Suratman also urged people not to throw away plastic waste in the river or sea as they can be caught up and then polluted the mangrove forest. Despite plastic waste, the Forest Park is also tainted by vandalism, graffiti on its pavement, gazebos or

resting area and also the wooden tower. The Head of Ngurah Rai Forest Park Office, Irwan Abdullah, said that the authority could not do much to prevent the vandalism. “We have routinely asked and checked visitors to avoid committing the vandalism. But they somehow slipped and ignored the instruction,” Irwan said.

Geopark remains vague

Supporting facilities to be built around Batur Geopark

Bali Post

BANGLI - Until now the understanding on the Batur geopark remains vague. The Bangli people’s representatives do not understand what geopark means, let alone the ordinary people. Actually, the struggle of Bangli Regent with central government and the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jero Wacik, to pass the caldera of Mount Batur as a geopark took four years and expensive cost. It was revealed in a press conference held in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia on Thursday (Oct 4) attended by a number of central authorities, the Regent of Bangli and commission heads of the Bangli House. Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jero Wacik, who met in his office after the press conference emphasized the initial idea and the struggle to make the Batur caldera the first geopark in Indonesia was initiated when he was the Minister of

Tourism and Culture in 2008. Philosophically, a geopark was geological heritage having international value to promote the sustainable development in local communities. With the inclusion of Batur in the Global Geopark Network (GGN) under the UNESCO, it would become the responsibility of the world to promote the awareness of geological hazards and mitigation strategies, climate change as well as the need to manage natural resources sustainably. Therefore, the Batur geopark would always be printed and promoted by the UNESCO in various activities. Through this promotion, the Batur caldera would be getting more famous around the world and attract tourists in greater numbers. Later on, the UNESCO would not provide any assistance in the form of cash. So, to preserve the Batur geopark was no longer the responsibility of local government, but of central government, local communities and the world. “We’re going to build a network in the form of infrastructure and supporting

facilities such as roads around the geopark in the near future,” he said. The Regent of Bangli, Made Gianyar, said the public understanding about the geopark remained minimal and so did the officials. They still vaguely understood about the geopark. Both communities and the officials tended to view it negatively and materialistically. For example, they would ask what to be obtained by Bangli after becoming a geopark in terms of financial aspect, including the future of quarry C after Kintamani was declared as a geopark. Actually, in the geopark concept, such quarry activities still continued. However, there would be restrictions or zones where could not be explored. Even, after becoming a geopark, the stones or natural quarry whose price was currently still cheap could be more expensive in the future if produced into souvenirs. For instance, the stone of quarry product was currently sold for IDR 600,000 per truck. In the future, some pieces of stones after getting an artistic touch

could be much more expensive than a truckload of stone. Director General of Tourist Destination Development, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Firmansyah Rahim, said the geopark should not be interpreted in terms of the geological orientation only. In other words, geopark was the preservation of the earth as a whole park, namely the geological aspect of nature, customary and cultural conservation. On that account, the world would be able to see the changes of the earth in every generation later on. In Indonesia, why could only the Batur caldera pass the assessment of UNESCO? It could pass because the Batur caldera eruptions had a geosite or trace of eruption without interruption. Even, some assessors of the UNESCO found a lava flow erupting about 5,000 years ago. Besides, the Batur geopark region had a cultural preservation as well as nature conservation for a long time without engineering. There-

fore, the Batur geopark became the first geopark in Indonesia. It would motivate the emergence of geopark network in Indonesia. To maintain the Batur geopark in the evaluation of UNESCO next 4 years, it would build a geopark network throughout Indonesia as well as physical construction of the network around the geosite. Since the Batur geopark had passed the assessment, in the longterm it would bring in tourists in a large numbers. Government of China, for instance, gave a great support to such an endeavor. Therefore, in one year, the tourist visit to geopark of China was recorded to reach 40 million people. “In two years, we will build some supporting facilities around the geopark. We are given a 4-year period of time where the UNESCO will re-evaluate the Batur caldera,” he said. If within that period Indonesia was unable to meet the initiator recommended by UNESCO as well as preserve the nature of Batur, the GGN would disqualify the Batur geopark. (kmb17)


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Flames burn a building in Legian

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A furniture warehouse and art shop located at Legian Kelod, Kuta subdistrict, caught fire on Sunday (Oct 7). There were no fatalities in the incident, but a number of people were injured, while the loss was estimated to reach hundreds of millions of rupiahs. reach IDR 100 million. Three victims suffered minor injuries. Two of them were local communities, while another was the officer of Badung Fire Brigade. The Head of Badung Fire Department, Wayan Weda Dharmaja, said his party deployed about five trucks to handle the fire. From the reports received, the fire could have been extinguished around 10:00 a.m. Weda admitted that his party had trouble in handling the fire in Legian and surrounding areas. It happened because the condition of tourism region was quite densely populated. “Indeed it’s a little crowded here. This makes

us more difficult in dealing with the fire,” he said. Meanwhile, a legislator of the Badung House from Legian, Wayan Puspa Negara, urged the government to alert a fire truck in Legian area. He said the Legian with dense building condition and many businesses plus crowded tourism traffic caused the movement of firefighters to be hindered. “Therefore, I ask the Head of the Badung Fire Department to immediately put a fire truck following staff, facilities and infrastructure in the Legian Headman’s Office,” he said. (kmb25)

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The severe abrasion almost hit Penimbangan Temple in Buleleng Regency.

As coastal abrasion, breakwater of Penimbangan Temple shatters

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The fire which happen at an art shop in Legian Kelod, Kuta.

A Head Count Most Morbid

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Denpasar - The Bali Post reports that around 450 people die each year at Bali’s Sanglah General Hospital from head injuries sustained in traffic accident on the island’s roads. The head of the surgical-neurology unit at Sanglah Hospital, Dr. Sri Maliawan, confirmed the number of 450 annual fatalities due to serious head trauma. He said that technological advances open the way for the number of fatalities due to seri-

ous head injury to be reduced. But, despite these improvements, the number of fatalities continues to climb. Improvements in regional hospitals means that head trauma cases once sent to Sanglah are now often sent to other hospitals meaning the total number of deaths may well be far above 400. Dr. Maliawan said that in a single year over 2,000 patients with head injuries are treated at Bali’s Sanglah Hospital with about 300 of that total

undergoing surgery. A portion of these treated die from their injuries while a number of others are left paralysed. “Many of these people,” Dr. Muliawan explained, “ are of a productive age making it very unfortunate if they are paralysed. “ Explaining that while the advances in neurosurgery now allow patients to be treated without surgery and with little discomfort, he bemoaned the fact that many people still take to the road without the needed safety equipment, such as helmets.

Aston unveils “Hotel Neo”

JAKARTA – Aston International recently surprised the Indonesian hotel market when it unveiled a brand new superior - select service hotel brand called “Hotel NEO by Aston” and at once confirmed that the group already has more than 20 purposebuild NEO Hotels under development.

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From the data of Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Badung, it was known the fire broke out around 08:00 a.m. Office of the furniture warehouse on fire was also used as a residence by the owner named Billy from Australia. Allegedly, the fire was caused by electrical short circuit causing a spark. Afterward, the fire engulfed the reeds existing on the building. A number of fire trucks from the Badung and BPBD of Denpasar were deployed. Extinguishing of the fire was also assisted by the community, police and military personnel. As a result of the fire incident, the loss was estimated to

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Coastal erosion in Buleleng until this year has not been handled optimally. Even, more coastal areas are besieged by coastal abrasion. One of these coastal regions is on Penimbangan Beach, right in front of the Segara Temple. Severe coastal abrasion causes the breakwater of the temple to shatter. As observation in the field on Sunday (Oct 7), the beach verge in the north of Segara Penimbangan Temple was no longer intact. The breakwater made few years ago had been eroded again. The temple courtyard usually used to organize ritual had now been badly damaged. Consequently, devotees had difficulty when organizing a ritual because the northern part of the temple area was destroyed as eroded by the waves. A fisherman on Penimbangan Beach said the breakwater had been eroded since December 2011. At that time, the waves eroded the breakwater to break up the concrete buffer. Gradually, the concrete materials came off and were washed away by the seawater. Residents claimed to worry if such condition persisted. As consequence, the abrasion area would probably expand in the upcoming bad weather. “At that time, only a little part of the breakwater was broken. After a long time, most parts of

the temple area have been eroded by the waves,” he said. According to residents, since the temple breakwater was broken the local village authority had inspected the location. However, after knowing the beach damage in the temple area it was unknown whether or not it had been reported to relevant agencies to request assistance for improvement. “It has been visited but I do not know if it has been followed up to relevant agencies for the repairs. Obviously, if persistently neglected, it will be eroded out in the upcoming bad weather,” he explained. Information compiled from the Buleleng Public Works mentioned if the handling of abrasion still relied on the funding from the Ministry of Public Works. The regional budget of Buleleng allocated for handling the abrasion was very small, let alone for dealing with coastal erosion that was quite expensive, namely IDR 5 million per meter. Meanwhile, the coastal damage due to abrasion reached tens of kilometers. To address this issue, starting in 2012 the Buleleng Public Works would struggle to submit a proposal for a repair of coastal damage caused by abrasion. This effort was directly instructed by Buleleng Regent, Putu Agus Suradnyana. (kmb)

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Calendar Event for September 1 through October 17, 2012 1 Sep Saniscara Pon Dunggulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Gelgel Bungbungan Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal Pura Batur Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati 8 Oct Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar 13 Oct Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan - Klungkung Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih 14 Oct Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin - Lembongan Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar 17 Oct Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Petitenget Kerobokan - Kuta Pura Dalem Pulasari Samplangan - Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kepisah Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel Sumerta - Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan Sanding - Tampaksiring Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken Kaba-kaba - Tabanan

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


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Neeson doubles the take with $50M ‘Taken 2’ debut This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Liam Neeson in a scene from “Taken 2.” LOS ANGELES — Critics don’t like “Taken 2,” but Liam Neeson’s action sequel has proved twice the hit among fans as the original movie was. “Taken 2” led the box office with $50 million domestically over opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That’s double the haul for Neeson’s “Taken,” which took in $24.7 million in its U.S. debut in early 2009. “Taken” went on to become a $145 million smash for Neeson, the Academy Award-nominated star of “Schindler’s List” who has become an unlikely action hero in his 50s. In “Taken 2,” Neeson returns as a retired CIA agent using his expert espionage and killing skills to take on a gang of thugs out for revenge against him and his family. “He gives hope to aging men,” said Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com. “He’s done the reverse of most actors, where you do the action stuff when you’re younger then do the more introspective work when you’re older. He’s sort of turned it around. When he’s 80, he’ll probably be kicking even more butt.” “Taken 2,” which began rolling out over-

seas a weekend earlier, added $55 million more in about 50 international markets to raise its worldwide total to $117 million. The previous weekend’s No. 1 movie at the U.S. box office, Adam Sandler’s animated hit “Hotel Transylvania,” dropped to second-place with $26.3 million. The Sony release raised its domestic total to $76 million, and it has taken in $29.3 million overseas for a worldwide haul of $105.3 million. Expanding into nationwide release after a limited debut a week earlier, Universal’s music tale “Pitch Perfect” moved up to third-place with $14.7 million. The movie stars Anna Kendrick as a college freshman spicing things up for her a cappella singing squad. Sony’s sci-fi thriller “Looper,” starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, fell from second-place to fourth with $12.2 million, lifting its domestic haul to $40.3 million. Tim Burton’s animated monster tale “Frankenweenie” had a slow start, taking in $11.5 million to round out the top-five. The Disney release is an update of Burton’s 1984 live-action short film, about a boy who

brings his dead dog back to life. Released by 20th Century Fox, “Taken 2” gave a big boost to Hollywood revenues, which have lagged most weekends since late summer. Domestic business totaled $138 million, up 45.5 percent from the same weekend last year, when “Real Steel” led with $27.3 million. While the first movie got respectable reviews, “Taken 2” was panned by critics as a replay of the original. Audiences rarely care what critics say, though. “Most people go to the movies for a certain dose of escapism,” said Chris Aronson, head of distribution for 20th Century Fox. “It doesn’t have to be high art. It doesn’t have to be serious and contemplative. They go to the movies to be entertained, and my gosh, that’s what this movie does.” “Frankenweenie” had a modest debut compared to Burton’s last animated feature, “Corpse Bride,” which took in $19.1 million in its first weekend of wide release in 2005. Both films were made through stop-motion animation, using puppets moved incrementally and photographed a frame at a time.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Presidential race rumbles into final 4 weeks Page 6

Messi, Ronaldo trade blows in 2-2 Clasico draw Page 8

LOS ANGELES — The Dorothy dress is going up for auction. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien says Judy Garland’s original costume from “The Wizard of Oz” could sell for half a million dollars when it hits the auction block next month. The white puff-sleeve blouse and blue gingham pinafore has inspired countless Halloween costumes

since the film was released in 1939. Although several identical dresses were made for the production, the dress to be sold is the only version seen in the film and the only complete original dress to survive. The outfit will be on view at London’s Stafford Hotel beginning Tuesday, before being exhibited at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif., Nov. 5-9, prior to the auction Nov. 9-10.

Japan carmakers to cut China production by half Page 12

Commemoration of 10th Bali Bombing anniversary

Stories of survivors become education kit in Australia IBP

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PERTH - The true stories of Bali bombing survivors are set to help counter violent extremism and homegrown terrorism in Australia, in a positive move forward as the region prepares to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2002 tragedy. The experiences of Aussie rules footballer Phil Britten, Bali Muslim leader Haji Bambang and Kuta surf lifesaver Made Sudikta are highlighted in Beyond Bali, an education kit to be available to all Australian high schools for the 2013 year. Developed by the Bali Peace Park Association and Curtin University, Beyond Bali uses television news footage in an interactive format to drive home messages about the futility of violence and the value of peace, posing ethical and moral questions along the way. It asks students to embrace nonviolence, using the Bali Peace Park as a guiding concept. The peace park project is an ongoing quest to secure the main site of the 2002 attacks to build a memorial park and small museum. Beyond Bali has been recently trialed in two schools – Perth Modern School and the Australian Islamic College, Kewdale – with students and teachers enthusiastic about the program. Beyond Bali also suggests schools establish their own peace park project, a recommendatoin being taking up by Perth Modern School. Development of the kit began 14 months ago, after the Bali Peace Park Associa-

Judy Garland’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ dress up for auction Associated Press Writer

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tion secured a $55,000 grant from the Federal Attorney-General’s Building Community Resilience fund, which aims to stamp out violent extremism. Under the guidance of anti-terrorism researcher Dr Anne Ally, Curtin University school curriculum developers Lily Taylor and Saul Karnovsky interviewed a number of Bom Bali survivors, building the education program on their stories. They also consulted with Australian Muslim communities. They will use feedback from both trial schools to fine-tune the program before it is released for general use by teachers in late 2012. Beyond Bali is designed to be flexible and staged so that teachers may cater to the diverse learning needs of their students. Teachers can spend as much time as required to meet the outcomes set out in each module of the program, teaching and learning activities are specifically designed with a collaborative and information learning technology focus to promote engagement, discussion and ‘big picture’ thinking about the content presented. Continued on page 6

A Balinese woman raises the Australian flag at the monument for the 2002 Bali bombing victims four days before a commemoration ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the attack in the Kuta tourist area of Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on October 8, 2012. The 2002 blast, blamed on the militant Jemaah Islamiyah network linked to Al-Qaeda, tore apart a busy nightclub strip on the resort island of Bali killing 202 people, including 88 Australians.

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