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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Rio de Janeiro dreams of (being) Hollywood Associated Press Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO — For Mayor Eduardo Paes, it’s not enough that Rio de Janeiro is both an Olympic and a World Cup host city. He’s determined to turn Rio into a Woody Allen city, too, and has gone to extraordinary lengths to persuade the director to shoot a movie here, meeting with Allen’s sister, dispatching him handwritten notes and even pledging to underwrite 100 percent of production costs. Allen hasn’t taken Paes up on his offer, but the mayor continues to lobby hard. Scoring a film by the legendary director would help

cement Paes’ vision for the city: to turn Rio into a cinema hub, the Los Angeles of South America.

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

Argentina’s director Juan Jose Campanella talks during an interview at the Rio Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

While Hollywood needn’t watch its back just yet, there’s no doubt that Brazil’s film industry is booming. The country is on track to make 100 feature films this year, up from 30 in 2003, and it’s increasingly sought out by foreign productions cashing in on the government’s generous subsidies and incentives. New studio complexes are in the works, and cinemas are mushrooming across Brazil to keep pace with ever-growing numbers of movie-goers, many of them new members of the middle class who were pulled out of poverty by a decade of booming economic growth. “The big shift is that now many more people have disposable income,” said Adrien Muselet, chief operating officer of RioFilme, the city government’s film finance company. “Once you’ve covered your basic necessities, bought your fridge and your washing machine, what do you want next? Fun. And for many people, that means the movies.” The new viewers have helped push Brazil’s box office gross from $327 million in 2008 to $737 million last year, according to the trade publication Filme B. That puts Brazil among the top 10 movie consuming countries in the world, said Muselet, and the industry is taking note. With its population of 204 million, this South American

giant is increasingly factoring into the major United States studios’ strategic calculations. “When you take an American blockbuster and you set it here in Brazil, even for just a couple of scenes, it just explodes in the box office here,” said Muselet, pointing to “Breaking Dawn,” part of the “Twilight” series of teen vampire movies, which was filmed partially on location in Rio and the coastal colonial city of Paraty. Brazilians flocked to the movie, and the country ended up being the film’s second biggest market. Other big Hollywood productions such as “Fast Five” of the “Fast and Furious” franchise and the Sylvester Stallone vehicle “The Expendables” were also partially shot here in recent years. “Billy Elliot” director Stephen Daldry’s “Trash” is currently rolling.

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Do or die as US

Congress face government shutdown

‘Breaking Bad’ is ending run still looking good Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — The supply is running low and you know there won’t be more. “Breaking Bad” stands to leave its fans reeling. For five seasons of wickedness, this AMC drama has set viewers face-to-face with the repellent but irresistible Walter White and the dark world he embraced as he spiraled into evil. With the end imminent (Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT), who can say what fate awaits this teacher-turneddrug-lord for the havoc he has wreaked on everyone around him. This is more than the end of a TV series. It’s a cultural moment, arriving as the show has logged record ratings, bagged a best-drama Emmy and even scored this week’s cover of The New Yorker magazine. Up through the penultimate episode, “Breaking Bad” has been as potent and pure as the “blue sky” crystal meth Walter cooked with such skill. Judging from that consistency in storytelling and in performances by such stars as Bryan Cranston (Walter White), Aaron Paul (his sidekick Jesse Pinkman), Anna Gunn (who just won an Emmy as Walt’s wife) and Betsy Brandt, the end will likely pack unforgiving potency. But one thing is dead sure: It will be

beautiful. “Breaking Bad” has often been described as addictive, and if that’s so, the look of the show is its own habitforming drug. Michael Slovis, the series’ four-times-Emmy-nominated director of photography, has been cooking up that look since the series’ sophomore

season. “I go for the emotion in the scene, not to overtake it, but to help it along,” said Slovis over a recent lunch in Manhattan. “With ‘Breaking Bad,’ I recognized very early that I had a story and performances that could stand up to a bold look.” Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have one final day to try to prevent the first US government shutdown in 17 years, but a deal appeared remote Monday as congressional leaders showed little intent to compromise.

AP Photo/AMC, Ursula Coyote

This 2012 photo released by AMC shows cinematographer Michael Slovis, left, taking a measurement as Bryan Cranston, center, and costar Aaron Paul, background right, stand by on the set of “Breaking Bad.” The series finale will air on Sunday, Sept. 29.

With Congress going into crunch sessions ahead of an 11:59 pm (0359 GMT Tuesday) deadline, a House Republican leader offered a glimmer of hope when he hinted that his party could offer a new plan that might pass muster in the Democratic-held Senate. “I think the House will get back together in enough time, send another provision not to shut the government down, but to fund it, and it will have a few other options in there for the Senate to look at again,” number three House Republican Kevin McCarthy told Fox News Sunday. Congress must pass a stopgap funding measure before the new fiscal year begins Tuesday or much of the US federal government will close down. The procedure became dramatically more complicated when Republicans linked the budget legislation to an attempt to thwart President Barack Obama’s health care law. Continued on page 6

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. awmakers have one final day to try to prevent the first US government shutdown in 17 years, but a deal appeared remote Monday as congressional leaders showed little intent to compromise.


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Peak of Jero Ketut cremation

Bade tower carried, some 8,000 people get involved in procession Amlapura (Bali Post)—

Peak procession of Jero Ketut (refined name of mouse) cremation took place at the mouse cemetery of Ababi customary village, Karangasem, Sunday (Sep 29). The cremation was marked with cremating the corpse at mouse cemetery of Pikat hamlet, exactly at the local village downstream. After cremating the corpse along the ritual, it was resumed with floating ritual to Jasri Beach, Karangasem. Chief of the Ababi customary village, Wayan Sudiarsa, climbed to bade tower carried by dozens of local residents. As in the cremation of human dead bodies, Sudiasa also held the ulap-ulap of preserved bird of paradise. A convoy of about 8,000 Ababi customary villagers consisting of parents and children accompanied the bade cremation and all the cremation paraphernalia to the mouse cemetery located about 1.5 km from the location of cremation. Customary Village Chief Wayan Sudiarsa accompanied by Chairman of Cremation Committee Ketut Wijana and priest of Puseh Temple of local village Jero Mangku Arya Tatar delivered the cremation should be regularly held every 10 years. Due to economic incapability, the local residents mostly consisting of farmers could just hold the mouse cremation this year, where the last event was made 21 years ago. Jro Mangku Arya Tatar conveyed that Ababi residents experienced a misery because their plants continued to be plagued by mice. Their paddy plants in the field always faced crop failure or the results always much decreased because the mouse attack proliferated. Even, people were frightened to see the huge numbers of mouse attacking their paddy plants. They believed they were not ordinary mice because some were as large as a cat. They were even colorful such as white, red, black and multicolored. Responding to such condition, people assumed it unusual mouse attack but it might be caused by absence of mouse cremation that had not long been held. Having held some meetings, people then

Hill ranges of Bangli look shabby

Bangli (Bali Post)—

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The peak of Jero Ketut cremation ceremony in Ababi Village, Karangasem Regency agreed to hold a mouse cremation that essentially posed the prevention of pest or nangluk merana. Nangluk merana, added Jero Mangku Arya Tatar, had also been held in Tabanan, Kuta or Serangan. However, the procession was different and not named Jero Ketut cremation, but nangluk merana. In essence, he added, the procession was similar to cremation of human bodies. However, in the mouse cremation, it was humanized first so that it turned to pitra (human spirit). Thus, it was also called Pitra Yajña. The mouse cremation was aimed at upgrading the spirit of mouse to become pitra. In appropriate with the resource person in the dharma vacana (sermon) delivered earlier at local village by Ida Pandita Dukuh Dharma Daksha, it was intended to give cremation ritual to the spirit, not the body. Similarly, as in the human cremation, it was not to give ritual to the body, but to human spirit. At the level of spirit, they were the same, namely the smallest spark of God, but the difference only lay in

physical form of human and mouse. At the level of spirit was the same and the spirit of mouse was raised to pitra. However, for mouse was enough in the level of cremation and there was no longer ngeroras and ngenteg linggih. Significance of the mouse cremation was similar to nangluk merana namely upgrading the spirit of mouse so that it would no longer be born as mouse, but born in higher degree of life. With such amount of mouse, they were expected to no longer proliferate and gobble the paddy plants. The cremation of Jero Ketut was attended by the Regent of Karangasem I Wayan Geredeg and Chairman of the Karangasem House I Gede Dana, representative of Hindu Dharma Council of Indonesia (PHDI) of Bali Wayan Astika, the Head of PHDI Karangasem and Chief of Customary Village Middle Assembly of Karangasem I Wayan Artha Dipa and other invitees. The cremation itself was officiated over by Ida Pandita Dukuh Arya Dwija Putra from Griya Semalun, Ababi. (013)

A number of hill ranges in Bangli are increasingly making apprehensive due to rampant dredging carried out by community. As a result, the land located on the cliffs and hill ranges becomes damaged and shabby. Even, many dredging activities conducted by using heavy equipment on private land do not have a permit. Based on observation of Bali Post on Sunday (Sep 29), the land dredging rampantly occurred in the area of Susut, Bangli. Many lands located on the heights were dredged. The dredged land was usually sold for backfill. Meanwhile, the remaining dredged land was used to open a business premise or residential area. Other than in Susut, similar dredging activities also occurred in Kubu, Bangli. The land located exactly on the edge of the road looked to be dredged with a number of heavy equipments. According to information, the dredged land was deliberately sold by the land owner for backfill to repair the road on the Kayubihi – Kintamani road section. Condition of the environmental damage caused by the dredging was deplored by Deputy Chairman of the Bangli House, Made Sudiasa. According to him, the rampant land dredging occurred recently was the impact of the lack of oversight made by the executive. Supposedly, the land dredging should comply with a number of rules, where one of which was licensing

because it involved the risk of environmental damage. “Indeed, we can find a lot of dredging activities. They happen because the executive does not do proper supervision against the people performing the dredging. Although it is done on private property, the government should be able to supervise in accordance with the applicable rules related to the dredging itself,” he said. The politician from Undisan village also deplored the lack of efforts made by the Environmental Agency including the Public Order Officer (Satpol PP) in enforcing the rules to preserve the environment. “Why do the Environment Agency and Public Order Officer not have initiative to notify the public whether it is allowed or not to do the dredging on private land?” he said. Sudiasa worried if it was allowed to continue, such an activity could possibly accelerate the environmental degradation in Bangli. Meanwhile, the Head of Bangli Environment Agency, Ida Bagus Armaya, met some time ago admitted to feel apprehensive with the environmental degradation occurred in Bangli. However, his party could not do much because the dredging occurred on private property. “We deeply regret the occurrence of such environmental damage. Indeed, the dredging rampantly occurred on the hills, but they are carried out on private land. Nevertheless, the environmental conservation must also be considered,” he said. (ina)

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Sentosa Seminyak opened Salt Tapas

SEMINYAK - Salt tapas, by Luke Mangan, held its’ Grand Opening last Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Sentosa Seminyak Resort and Spa, from 7.00pm – 8.30pm for a select group of VIP’s, and then for the general public after 8.30pm, until late into the night. One of Australia’s leading chefs and restaurateurs, Luke Mangan is regarded as a shining star of Australia’s culinary culture. Offering the highest standards of food, wine and service, Salt tapas brings a unique Australian twist to the modern tapas bar. The Grand Opening of Salt tapas featured a varied selection of tapas and canapes of “simple food done well,” said Mangan. With six customized recipe items utilizing local produce, and adding the prominent Mangan touch, Salttapasfeatured its’ famous tapas to a VIP crowd of over 300 guests. To complement the down-toearth brand of Salt, classic cocktails and beverages echoing the excessive ‘50’s, ‘60’s and ‘70’s,

were on offer for the guests, in the form of four thirst-quenching gin and rum cocktails, such as the “Seminyak Smash,” along with sponsored wines, champagne and mixed spirits. The Grand Opening, in conjunction with the launch of Design Dope, showcased local fashion designer talents in a 30 minute fashion parade, on a custom-built stage, on Club Sentosa’s swimming pool. Guest DJ’s Joe White, Niina and Nick Fields further highlighted the evening’s festivities. Set in the heart of Seminyak, and newly rebranded, Sentosa Seminyak is a luxury worldclass 5-star villa resort built on 3.5 hectares of land comprising 43 luxury villas in three, four and five bedroom configura-

tions. Each spacious villa has been designed with comfort, tranquility, and style in mind, and boasts a private pool set amidst tropical gardens. Fully equipped gourmet kitchens, en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans, complete furniture and fittings, cable TVs, and surround-sound audio systems, are all included. Designed around a “Bali Village” concept, the resort has Wi-Fi connection throughout. In addition, the resort offers a world-class gymnasium overlooking the 35meter rock pool, for those who prefer to work out rather than chill out. Sentosa Seminyak’s luxurious day spa’s signature treatments, are available in both the spa, and in the privacy of the villas.

Calendar Event for August 24 through September 28, 2013 24 Aug Purnama Sasih Kawulu & Tumpek Landep Pura Mutering Jagat Dalem Sidakarya Desa Adat Sidakarya Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel-Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Agung Pasek Tangguntiti Kaler Tabanan Pura Agung Pasek Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Kediri Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuninng Barat Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling -Sengguan Singapadu Pura Kawitan Wangbang Pinatih Peguyangan Singaraja Pura Bujangga Waisnawa Tegalcangkring Tabanan Pura Taman Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Penataran Pande Dalem Batur Jati Banjar Pandean Mengwi Pura Dalem Pingit Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang Pura Dadia Pasek Gelgel-Gobleg Desa Selat Sukasada Buleleng Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Pinatih Tulikup Banjar Menak Tulikup Gianyar Pura Penataran Pande Kusamba-Klungkung Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pamerajan Alit Ubud Pura Batur Arya “Warih Kepaon” Cengolo Sudimara Tabanan Pura Dalem Majapahit Banjar Denuma Kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Dalem batur Bangli Pura Buana Kawan Besakih Pura Ida Ratu Pasek Besakih Pura Dalem Suci Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem 25 Aug Hari Redite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar

28 Aug Buda Wage Ukir Pura Pejenengan Kawitan Arya Tauman Banjar Jelantik Kuri Batu Desa Tojan Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih (Alit) Besakih Pura Pasek bendesa Pasar Badung Legian Kuta Pura Gede Gunugn Agung D u k u h Munggu Badung Hyang Agung Pura Ibuwanasari Tegal Pura Puseh, Desa di Bebablang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Selat Kerobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Desa Sading Mengwi Badung Pemerajan Sareng Kangin Baleran Ubud 3 Sep Anggarkasih Kulantir Pura Penataran Tangkas Sukawati Pura Dalem Lagan Bebalang Bangli Pura Puseh Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Penulisan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Gaduh Sanding Pura Dalem Gandamayu Klungkung Pura Sang Hyang Tegal Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang 4 Sep Tilem Sasih Karo Banjar Pasek Tangkas Pasekan Kaler Tabanan Pura Gaduh Benoh Ubung Denpasar 8 Sep Redite Keliwon Tulu Pura Dalem Alas Harum Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kediri Tabanan 9 Sep Soma Umanis Tulu Pura Puseh Bale Agung Ubung Kupang Penebel Tabanan Pura Kawitan Sakula Gotra Pasung Grigih Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kaba kaba

Kediri Tabanan Pura Paibon Tangkas Kori Agung Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Pura Batu Medeg Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Penatih banjar saba 11 Sep Buda Pon Tulu Pura Catur Buana Sanding Tampaksiring 12 Sep Wrespati Wage Tolu Pura Peninjoan Besakih 18 Sep Buda Kliwon Gumbreg Pura Pasek Gelgel kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mambang Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Puseh, Desa Guwang Sukawati Pura Dalem Setra Batu Nanggul Desa Swana Nusa Penida Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Ketewel 19 Sep Purnama Sasih Ketiga Pura Gunung Sari Lombok Pura Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Kubu Karangasem Pura Pedharman Arya Telabah Besakih Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah Desa Batur kintamani Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Salahin Desa Suwat Gianyar 25 Sep Buda Paing Wariga Pura Pasek Gaduh Kayubihi Bangli 28 Sep Hari Tumpek Uduh Pura puseh, desa Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Desa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih

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Luke Mangan

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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AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into space Associated Press Writer

MOFFETT FIELD, California — NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need. The printers would serve as a flying factory of infinite designs, creating objects by extruding layer upon layer of plastic from long strands coiled around large spools. Doctors use them to make replacement joints and artists use them to build exquisite jewelry. In NASA labs, engineers are 3-D printing small satellites that could shoot out of the Space Station and transmit data to earth, as well as replacement parts and rocket pieces that can survive extreme temperatures. “Any time we realize we can 3-D print something in space, it’s like Christmas,” said inventor Andrew Filo, who is consulting with NASA on the project. “You can get rid of concepts like rationing, scarce or irreplaceable.” The spools of plastic could eventually replace racks of extra

instruments and hardware, although the upcoming mission is just a demonstration printing job. “If you want to be adaptable, you have to be able to design and manufacture on the fly, and that’s where 3-D printing in space comes in,” said Dave Korsmeyer, director of engineering at NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, about 35 miles south of San Francisco. For the first 3-D printer in space test slated for fall 2014, NASA had more than a dozen machines to choose from, ranging from $300 desktop models to $500,000 warehouse builders. All of them, however, were built for use on Earth, and space travel presented challenges, from the loads and vibrations of launch to the stresses of working in orbit, including microgravity, differing

air pressures, limited power and variable temperatures. As a result, NASA hired Silicon Valley startup Made In Space to build something entirely new. “Imagine an astronaut needing to make a life-or-death repair on the International Space Station,” said Aaron Kemmer, CEO of Made in Space. “Rather than hoping that the necessary parts and tools are on the station already, what if the parts could be 3-D printed when they needed them?” When staffing his start up in 2010, Kemmer and his partners warned engineers there would be ups and downs — nauseating ones. In more than a dozen flights in NASA’s “vomit comet” reduced-gravity aircraft, Made In Space scientists tested printer after printer.

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London police use super recognizers to fight crime

For APEC security, personnel at Gilimanuk increased

LONDON — Paul Hyland almost never forgets a face. He’s a “super recognizer,” and that’s giving an unusual kind of help to his employer: Scotland Yard. Several years ago, for example, London police were on the lookout for a burglar wanted for nine robberies. About a month after seeing the burglar’s picture, Hyland and two colleagues were stuck in traffic. “I looked up and noticed this guy coming out of a university and knew it was him,” Hyland recalled, adding that neither of his colleagues recognized the burglar. Hyland arrested the suspect, who confessed after questioning. “If I’ve met someone before and see them again, I’ll usually know where I know them from, even if I can’t remember their name,” he said. How does Hyland do it? Nobody knows. But since 2011, about 200 London police officers have been recruited to an elite squad of super recognizers. Officials say they have tripled the number of criminal suspects identified from surveillance photos or on the street each week, and even helped prevent some crimes like muggings, drug deals and assaults. “When we have an image of an unidentified criminal, I know exactly who to ask instead of sending it out to everyone and getting a bunch of false leads,” said Mick Neville, Detective Chief Inspector at Scotland Yard. Neville started the super recognizer unit after realizing the police had no system for identifying criminals based on images, unlike those for DNA and fingerprints. The unit proved especially valuable after riots hit London in the summer of 2011. After the violence, Scotland Yard combed through hundreds of hours of surveillance video. So far, there have been nearly 5,000 arrests; around 4,000 of those were based on police identifications of suspects from video images. The super recognizers were responsible for nearly 30 percent of the identifications, including one officer who identified almost 300 people. A facial recognition software program made only one successful identification, according to Neville. Weeks before the Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest street festival in Europe, kicked off last month, the super recognizers were given images of known criminals and gang members. After the carnival began, 17 super recognizers holed up in a control room to study surveillance footage and spot the potential troublemakers. Once targeted people were identified, police officers were sent to the scene as a pre-emptive strategy. Neville said that likely prevented some crimes like thefts and assaults.

NEGARA - Ahead of the APEC Summit held in Bali, the entrance into Gilimanuk Harbor has been strictly guarded by the officers. Jembrana Police increased its personnel to guard the entrance. Besides, police also conducted highway patrol and judicial operations in respective subdistrict police. The Operations Division Head of Jembrana Police, Wayan Surata, with permission from the Chief of Jembrana Police, Komang Sandi Arsana, said on Sunday (Sep 29) the security at the Gilimanuk Harbor before and during the APEC Summit was carried out in multi layered. The personnel stationed at the harbor were increased to 117 members. Additionally, they were assisted by the personnel of Bali Police Mobile Brigade, Marine Police of Jembrana Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI). Previously the number of personnel alerted at the location came to 105 officers. Other than at Gilimanuk Harbor, the traditional ports spreading across the coastal areas of Jembrana also got supervision. Police also recently built a water monitoring post at Medewi, Pekutatan. A total of nine police officers from Pekutatan Police were alerted in the post. Meanwhile, aside from security at the harbor, the Gilimanuk Marine Police also performed judicial operations and highway patrol led in person by the Chief of Gilimanuk Marine Police, Made Prihenjagat. The operation was intended to strengthen the existing security at the entrance into Bali. It was commenced by traffic operations conducted outside the Gilimanuk Harbor. Despite getting security checks at the harbor, the entire vehicles heading for Denpasar were inspected related to the completeness of their papers and freights. The officers also checked the identity of the driver and passenger of the vehicles to ensure the passersby. Inspection of the freight was intended to anticipate the entry of hazardous goods into Bali via Gilimanuk. Police also conducted judicial operations to stores and a number of market trader stalls. A number of market stalls were occupied by migrant population. After being checked, they had not been able to present their identity card. Instead, they just brought the copy of identity card. Afterward, they were asked to come to the office of Gilimanuk headman. In addition to market traders, the officers also inspected the hawkers at the harbor. (kmb26)

Associated Press Writer

Tools and parts made by a 3D printer are displayed at Made in Space on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Mountain View, Calif.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bali Post

IBP/Jay

Personnel of Indonesian army conducted a drill on securing APEC Summit. The IX/Udayana Military Regional Command will be assisted by Bali Police, local government and other supporting elements to implement the security by deploying a large enough number of personnel.

Army trained to securing APEC Summit

Bali Post

DENPASAR - Being the host of the APEC Summit 2013 is a great honor for Indonesia and Bali in particular. As it is an international event bringing the reputation of the country, a variety of security preparations and training were held in securing the APEC Summit as organized on Sunday (Sep 29).

AP Photo/Matt Dunham

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, PC Paul Hyland a Metropolitan Police super recognizer poses for photographs beside computer screens at the force’s New Scotland Yard headquarters in London.

Personnel of the IX/Udayana Military Regional Command conducted an exercise related in the matter of picking-up and escorting the APEC state guests from Ngurah Rai Airport to Nusa Dua. The IX/Udayana Military Regional Command will be assisted by Bali Police, local government and other supporting elements to implement the security by deploying a large enough number of personnel. In addition, it also requires the clarity of roles and responsibilities as well as effective and efficient chain of command, so that the goals and objectives of the security could be achieved optimally. It is especially intended for the security of the objects where the activities take place such as the safeguard-

ing of route, physical/non-physical security of the head of state or head of government, neighborhood and all participants of the APEC. Such readiness had been prepared much earlier by the IX/Udayana Military Regional Command by conducting readiness exercises for all the soldiers and equipment. Obviously, all the soldiers on duty in the field could understand and master the standard operating procedures (SOP) of the VVIP security in accordance with their respective duties and responsibilities. Not only that, they should also uphold the discipline and understand the effective and efficient chain of command in order the safeguarding tasks could be accomplished accordingly. “With

maximal exercise, soldiers will be able to prevent idleness by improving sensitivity to all the possibilities that can be exploited by others,” affirmed the Command of Information Taskforce Unit, Robert, last Sunday. He hoped the soldiers did not hesitate to take action and improve the coordination optimally with all the elements associated with the safeguarding tasks. The exercise involving all the security forces such as the Harbor Security Taskforce, Airport Security Taskforce, Route Security Taskforce, Traffic Route and Parking Security Taskforce and the Reserve Taskforce was attended by the officials of the IX/Udayana Military Regional Command. (kmb21)

IBP/Olo

Ahead of the APEC Summit held in Bali, the entrance into Gilimanuk Harbor has been strictly guarded by the officers. Jembrana Police increased its personnel to guard the entrance. Besides, police also conducted highway patrol and judicial operations in respective subdistrict police.


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Land conversion on slopes of Mount Batur into plantation area

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authority had just started managing the region since 2010. All this time, responding to the rampant land conversion, his party was trying to find a solution with the Forestry Agency. The matter of forest conversion in the region did not only occur in the conservation forests managed by the KSDA, but also in the production forests managed by the Bangli Forest Agency. Even, added Catur, his party had also appealed to Bangli County government as well as the other stakeholders in order not to make the region a political object by providing a number of agricultural facilities because the presence of farmers that opened the plantation areas was categorized to be illegal.

Numerous billboards mounted on several road side shade trees had been dismantled by the Public Order Officer (Satpol PP) and Gianyar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), Sunday (Sep 29). Cleanup against the illegal billboards was carried out along Jalan Dharmagiri, Gianyar. Approximately 30 billboards disciplined were mounted on trees by fastening and nailing them to the shade trees. Dozens of the dismantled billboards also belonged to the authority of Gianyar Police. Discipline and demolition of the billboards mounted on shade trees was based on Regional Bylaw No.12/1992 concerning with Sanitation and Public Order, explained Chief of Gianyar Public Order Officer, I Gede Daging. Existence of such billboards could not just actually be found on Jalan Dharmagiri. As observation, similar billboards mounted on shade trees in Gianyar region could also be found at the entrance of Gianyar (Batubulan). A number of shade trees were mounted with billboards. Even, their condition had been shabby and torn. Such condition diminished the

beautiful appearance on entering into Gianyar. “Such an event will be carried out regularly so that the existing shade trees along the road side will not be used as a medium for mounting illegal billboards,” said Chief of Gianyar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, I Wayan Kujus Pawitra. According to the former head of the Public Order Officer, the cleanup activity was undertaken to realize the clean and comfortable atmosphere of Gianyar County. Thus, the shade trees meant to beautify and soothe the roads would not turn damaged because they were mounted with banners. Meanwhile, Regional Secretary of Gianyar, Ida Bagus Gaga Adi Saputra, appealed to people not to put up billboards of any kind, either billboards, banners or other things on road side shade trees. In addition to breaking laws, it could also damage the trees themselves. Due to installation of those banners used nails, it could inhibit the growth of trees. If the practices were tolerated, they could harm and even caused the shade trees to die whereas they were very useful in terms of enhancing the aesthetic and the comfort of road users. (kmb16)

Israel’s Netanyahu warns White House about Iran JERUSALEM — Mortified that the world may be warming up to Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking an unpopular message to the White House and the United Nations this week: Don’t be fooled by Tehran’s new leadership.

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Previously, the Bangli Agriculture, Plantation and Forestry Agency (P3) did not dismiss the conversion of protected forest in Kintamani. Based on official

record of the P3 Bangli, the forest area in Kintamani region currently reached 9,341.38 hectares consisting of 6,200.28 hectares of protected forest, 435 hectares

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of limited production forest and 2,075 hectares of nature tourism forest. Of the acreage, a few had been converted into plantation and illegal concrete buildings. (ina)

As harming shade trees, Despite being hazardous, consumers billboards dismantled remain to chase illegal cosmetics Gianyar (Bali Post)—

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Rampant land conversion does not only happen to paddy fields. In the area of Kintamani, the land conversion also occurred in forest areas. Even, the slopes of Mount Batur that must be conserved are even converted into horticultural plantations. Despite happening for long time, the Bangli government seems to neglect it without providing a clear handling. As observation of Bali Post, the land conversion occurred along the hiking trail to Mount Batur. Forest land was transformed by surrounding residents to cultivate tomatoes, peppers and other horticultural crops. As for watering, the residents took advantage of the water of Lake Batur by using a pipe. Related to that matter, the Conservation Section Head of Regional II, the Bali Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), Ketut Catur Marbawa, did not dismiss it on Sunday (Sep 29). According to him, such land conversion had actually happened for very long time before the existence of Bukit Payang and Mount Batur Nature Tourism Park managed by the KSDA. The KSDA

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After finding fresh cakes containing hazardous substances such as Rhodamine, and illegal food products remaining on the market whose number tending to decrease, in fact the illegal distribution of cosmetic products throughout 2012 also added the series of discovery by the Bali Agency for Food and Drug Control (BBPOM). As evidence, of the 917 items of product or totally equivalent to 28,253 packages of medicinal, food, cosmetic and hazardous products destroyed by the BBPOM Bali lately, they mostly consisted of cosmetic products containing mercury, hydroquinone, bleach and others reaching 499 items or equivalent to 11,693 packages. They caused state losses worth IDR 245 million. Even, many consumers remained to apply them even though having known the consequences. “This indicates that not all people have the understanding on the hazards of illegal cosmetic products. To that end, we endlessly make supervision, socialization and checking,” said the Head of Inspection and Investigation of

the BBPOM Bali, I Wayan Eka Ratnata. Although the inspection had been carried out to traders located at nooks and crannies, there was possibility if such products were still on sale. To sell such a small cosmetic package, it did necessarily have to open a store or cosmetics counter. It could be sold through door-to-door selling and was even faster and better known. “When the cosmetics have been proved to contain hazardous substances, we are sometimes difficult to conduct re-inspection because the peddling location has moved or is not permanent,” he said. Meanwhile, when met at separate location, the Director of Bali Consumer Care Foundation (YLPK), Putu Armaya, said the level of people’s understanding on the illegal food and drugs remained low, so that relevant agency chiefly the BBPOM was advisable to disseminate related information to general public by direct socialization to community. “The BBPOM is encouraged not only to perform confiscation, elimination and coaching to traders, but must also have the courage to drag them

to legal realm. Otherwise, there will be no deterrent effect on the traders,” he said. Besides, his party also urged consumers to be vigilant and careful. They should not purchase any cheap cosmetic products without knowing the contents. Thus, he suggested consumers to choose the safe and branded food and drug products as well as cosmetics and they were widely used. Just a reminder, chiefly for cosmetic products, the BPOM had issued a public warning for almost every year. Some of the products categorized to be illegal and hazardous contained mercury, hydroquinone, retinoic acid, K.3 red dye (CI 15585), K.10 red dye (Rhodamine B) and K.1 orange dye (CI 12075). The substances were prohibited to be used in cosmetic products because they were hazardous for health. Hazardous cosmetic products were divided into three categories, namely the facial and eye makeup cosmetics, skin care cosmetics and toiletry cosmetics. Among the many brands, there were even a few brands having been well known and trusted by consumers. (kmb28)

Netanyahu contends Iran is using conciliatory gestures as a smoke screen to conceal an unabated march toward a nuclear bomb. He will deliver those strong words of caution — and fresh intelligence — in an attempt to persuade the U.S. to maintain tough economic sanctions and not allow the Islamic republic to develop a bomb or even move closer to becoming a nuclear threshold state. With the White House cautiously optimistic about its dialogue with Iran, Monday’s meeting between Netanyahu and President Barack Obama could be tense. “I will tell the truth in the face of the sweet talk and the onslaught of smiles,” Netanyahu said before boarding his flight to the U.S. on Sunday. “Telling the truth today is vital for the security and peace of the world and, of course, it is vital for the security of the state of Israel.” Israeli leaders watched with great dismay what they derisively call the “smiley campaign” by Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, last week. Rouhani delivered a conciliatory speech at the United

Nations in which he repeated Iran’s official position that it has no intention of building a nuclear weapon and declared his readiness for new negotiations with the West. Capping off the visit, Rouhani and Obama held a 15-minute phone call as the Iranian leader was traveling to the airport. By the end of the call, the first conversation between the nation’s leaders in 34 years, Obama was suggesting that a breakthrough on the nuclear issue could portend even deeper ties between the U.S. and Iran. U.S. and European diplomats hailed a “very significant shift” in Iran’s attitude and tone. For Netanyahu, such sentiments are nothing short of a nightmare. For years, he has warned that Iran is steadily marching toward development of nuclear weapons, an assessment that is widely shared by the West because of Iran’s continued enrichment of uranium and its run-ins with international nuclear inspectors. The Israeli prime minister contends Rouhani’s outreach is a ploy to ease international sanctions and buy time. Iran says its nuclear program is

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for peaceful purposes only. Israel considers a nuclear-armed Iran an unacceptable threat, given repeated Iranian assertions that the

Jewish state should not exist. Israel has a long list of other grievances against Iran, citing its support for hostile Arab militant groups, its

Typhoon leaves 74 missing in China as Thailand, Vietnam brace for floods Reuters

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and flooding. The ships were hit by Typhoon Wutip on Sunday as they navigated gales near the Paracel Islands, about 330 km from China’s island province of Hainan, state news agency Xinhua said, citing sources with the Hainan maritime search and rescue center. Rescuers had rescued 14 survivors, the sources said. The boats were sailing from the southern province of Guangdong. Rains from the storm are expected to reach Vietnam on Monday before hitting Thailand on Tuesday. Thai officials warned that more heavy rains could inundate already flood-hit areas of the northeast. At least 22 people have been killed in this year’s flooding. “We’re expecting more floods,” Teerat Ratanasevi, a government spokesman, told reporters on Monday. “Soldiers have been asked to help evacuate people trapped in flood zones.” Authorities in central Vietnam have moved children and elderly people to schools and other more solid buildings ahead of the storm. In the central province of Quang Tri, an estimated 82,000 people would need to be evacuated if Wutip made a direct hit, a government statement said. Vietnam said heavy rain had been falling in several central provinces while flooding and landslides could strike the region later this week. Typhoons gather strength from warm sea water and tend to dissipate after making landfall. They frequently hit Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong and southern China during a typhoon season that lasts from early summer to late autumn.

development of long-range missiles and alleged Iranian involvement in attacks on Israeli targets in Europe and Asia.

UK boat company suspends service after blaze

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LONDON - A British tour boat company has suspended its boat trips on the River Thames after a dangerous fire onboard one of its vessels forced the rescue of some 30 people. London Duck Boat Tour said Monday its river operations will be halted until the cause of the fire has been established. It will be offering only land-based tours. Passengers abandoned the amphibious “duck boat” after it was nearly engulfed by flames and heavy smoke and had to be rescued from the river Saturday. Three people were treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation. The company says it is cooperating with investigators.


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HONG KONG — Chinese manufacturing activity ticked up more slowly than expected in September, according to a survey Monday, a sign the gradual recovery in the world’s No. 2 economy from an extended slowdown could be more fragile than thought. A survey by HSBC Corp. showed that manufacturing activity expanded marginally this month, rising to 50.2 from August’s 50.1. But it surprised analysts by coming in much lower than the 51.2 in a preliminary version earlier this month. The index uses a 100-point scale on which numbers below 50 indicate contraction. HSBC said the reading was still positive because although it expanded only slightly, it showed further improvement from July, when the index hit an 11-month low. “Clearly the recovery is not as strong as we thought,” said Alaistair Chan, China economist at Moody’s Analytics. Chan said he wasn’t surprised that the latest numbers came in lower than expected, because the preliminary HSBC number seemed a little stronger than other economic data released during the month suggested. “If you looked at industrial production and retail sales, they were showing some recovery but it wasn’t a big jump like 51.2 would suggest,” Chan said. China’s communist leaders have been trying to reverse a slowdown in which growth hit a two-decade low of 7.5 percent in the latest quarter. But they’ve held back on implementing broad-based measures. Instead, China has used targeted measures such as increased spending on railway construction and tax cuts for small businesses to encourage self-sustaining growth and domestic spending rather than trade and investment. The survey found that factory output grew for a second month, though at a marginal pace. New orders were flat, but new business from overseas customers grew for the first time in six months, with respondents indicating stronger demand from Europe and AP Photo In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 photo, people walk through a commercial street decorated with colorful umbrellas the United States. HSBC’s report is based on responses from 420 purchasing in Shenyang in northeast China’s Liaoning province. Chinese manufacturing activity ticked up more slowly than expected in September, according to a survey Monday, a sign the gradual recovery in the world’s No. 2 economy executives. An official purchasing managers’ index is due out on from an extended slowdown could be more fragile than thought. Tuesday.

Era ends, new chapter set for Washington Post

WASHINGTON - With Jeff Bezos set to take over The Washington Post, the big question is: Can he arrest its decline and deliver an economic model for the rest of the industry? The 49-year-old founder of Amazon could give the storied newspaper a chance to make the transition to the digital age, but it remains unclear whether he has a winning formula for ailing metropolitan daily newspapers. Bezos, who agreed in August to buy the Post for $250 million and take it private, is expected to close the deal

sometime in early October, though no official date has been disclosed. He has said little about his plans for the 136-year-old daily, which has long been seen as among the most influential in the United States, famous for its trailblazing coverage of the Watergate breakin and subsequent cover up which led to the resignation of president Richard Nixon in 1974. Bezos said in August that he had “no map” for the Post but in a recent interview with CNN he called the newspaper “an important institution,” and remarked that he was “optimistic about its future.” “It’s a personal investment. I’m

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hopeful that I can help from a distance in part by providing runway for them to do a series of experiments, in part through bringing some of the philosophy that we have used at Amazon to the Post,” he said. Some say Bezos, a pioneer in online retailing, could revitalize a traditional business where recent years have seen jobs being slashed amid sinking revenues as news and advertising moves to the Internet. “He is willing to take a long and patient view... to let things roll without worrying about profitability,” said Alan Mutter, a Silicon valleybased media consultant and former Chicago newspaper editor.

“He’s obviously a very talented businessman and has to be counted as one of the true digital natives,” who could offer new ideas. “He can look at the problems dispassionately. He didn’t go to journalism school. He did not sell ads. Most of the people in the business have been in the newspaper business, they might not be out-ofthe box thinkers.” But Peter Copeland, a former editor and executive for the EW Scripps newspaper group and now a media consultant, cautioned against dramatic change, noting that the Post’s print circulation still generates significant revenues, though

less than previously. Copeland said the Post is among the few US dailies that can draw a wide online audience outside its home market, and this gives it some flexibility. But Bezos may also help bring some hard-nosed business skills to the newspaper, long-owned by the Graham family. Bezos has pledged to keep salaries steady for one year. Guild unit co-chair Fredrick Kunkle has said members are taking a wait-and-see attitude. “There are a lot of stories about Bezos being hostile to unions,” Kunkle said, but noting he felt “hopeful” about the change in ownership.

Painters must maintain Kamasan painting style Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - During the implementation of the APEC Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, attended by thousands of delegates from 21 countries, Klungkung will be one of the regions receiving the visit of hundreds of those delegates. A total of 130 elected youth delegates supported by their government to be an APEC youth ambassador will visit the center of the Kamasan classic painting at Kamasan village, Klungkung, next October 4. However, there is little concern amid the strong worldwide attention. Apparently, the regeneration of Kamasan painters also begins to be disrupted. Even, the local painters are apprehensive due to the appearance of Kamasan classical painting having deviated from the original style. Based on the letter of the APEC Youth Program Committee received by one of the famous Kamasan painters, Nyoman Mandra, in conjunction with the implementation of the APEC in Bali, the delegates of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) would organize the APEC Voice of The Future (APEC Youth) program at Siku hamlet, Kamasan village, Klungkung. In accordance with the letter, it was an annual event held simultaneously with the ongoing meeting of

the ABAC and APEC CEO Summit where young people from 21 economic members of the APEC gathered to deepen their economic trade insights in the Asia-Pacific region as well as an effort to learn about local culture. The APEC Voices of The Future 2013 itself will be attended by more than 130 delegates aged 1725 years old. They were selected by their respective government to be an ambassador for the APEC youth program. Committee for the APEC Voices of The Future has decided the Kamasan village as one of the locations to be visited by the delegates considering it has high historical and cultural value related to the Kamasan puppet painting. In connection with the program, the delegates are not just looking at the paintings of Kamasan, but also learning firsthand the Kamasan classic painting style. Thus, the committee requested the help of Kamasan painters to teach them how to paint the Kamasan classic painting style correctly.

“As planned, there will be 13 painters accompanying the delegates to learn the Kamasan classical painting. From my hamlet (Sangging hamlet), a total of five painters are asked to accompany, while the remaining artists will come from other hamlets. Later, one painter will train ten delegates,” said a senior painter of Kamasan village, Nyoman Mandra, recently at his home at Sangging hamlet, Kamasan village. The man having a painting studio and providing training for beginners and children claimed that on the one hand it was a great honor to receive the worldwide attention through the visit of delegates. But one the other hand, he admitted to concern with the development of Kamasan painting lately. He said some painters had deviated from the original Kamasan painting style. Though admitting to be unable to stem the development and style of the Kamasan classic painting, he said it was quite disturbing the distinctiveness of the Kamasan classic painting having been preserved through generations. “For example, the Kamasan classic painting style is identical to stories of puppet characters. I have seen a Kamasan painting style featuring a puppet figure but coming with a surf board,” said the

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A tourist listening to explanation from tour guide about Kamasan style painting that exist in Kerta Gosha, Klungkung. A total of 130 elected youth delegates supported by their government to be an APEC youth ambassador will visit the center of the Kamasan classic painting at Kamasan village, Klungkung, next October 4.

painter who is now fighting against neurological diseases suffered since 1986. He also hoped the painters of Kamasan classic style could maintain the quality of the painting. Thus, the activist of Kamasan painting style did not only feature

the quantity due to high demand from outside. “I see a lot of painters have not given the spirit to their paintings. A painter must be able to maintain the quality, not just quantity and pursue a specific target,” he concluded. (gik)

Bali garment industry no longer prominent BALI textile industry in the 1980s looked like a comely and energetic girl and even became excellent after tourism. Now, it increasingly grows older and has difficulty to breathe. The golden period of Bali textile has now left a myriad of pains. Difficulties coming repeatedly one after another have made the Bali textile companies in suspended animation. Aside from being unable to bear the too high production cost, the decline in the textile industry is also weakened by the price hike of the subsidized fuel (BBM), the entry of cheaper foreign textile products as well as a series of tax pressures. In addition, it is also aggravated by the lack of attention given by local government in Bali. Evidently, dozens of local textile entrepreneurs registered in the Indonesian Textile Association (API) of Bali had been out of business due to incapability of facing the onslaught of imported products. It was revealed in the discussion entitled “Bali Textiles No Longer Become a Leading Industry” presenting a number of speakers such as the Council Advisory to the API Bali, Anak Agung Ngurah Mahendra, an economist doubling as lecturer from the Udayana University, Prof. Rahyuda, a representative of the Denpasar Industry and Trade Agency, Made Parama Dyaksa and two for-

mer textile businesswomen who had switched their profession like Ayu Rai Sriwulan and Anak Agung Citra Chrisna. According to AA Ngurah Mahendra previously serving as Chairman of the API Bali, when talking about the quality, the quality of Bali textile was not inferior to the products of competitors such as the textile products of China and Thailand that were currently flooding the market at cheap price. However, the product of Bali textiles could not compete against the mass production. “China is unmatched in terms of mass production. It can sell products at low price and this will continue until the AFTA 2015 where the low-priced imported textile products will surely flood the market,” he explained. Responding to the AFTA implementation, the government had not provided a solution that could increase the production of textiles in large amount and mass production.

“The government should start to take side with Bali entrepreneurs developing specific textile products such as endek and other weaving textiles. Besides, the government especially the local government must also provide facilities such as taxes and electricity for textile industries that really bring in foreign exchanges,” he said. “Just imagine that based on the recent data, the per capita consumption of clothing reaches 12.8 kg per year. If multiplied by 240 million people of Indonesia, the average production of domestic industries to meet consumer is 100 times of the capacity of industry and it still lacks, but why do many entrepreneurs go out of business? Definitely, it has something to do with unclear distribution mechanism of the supply and demand that must get the attention from the government,” he said. He also regretted the organizations like the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), the Indonesia Association of Young Entrepreneurs (Hipmi) or other economic players were never invited or asked to give input in the policy making related to trade and industry before setting forth into planning in the respective region. “At the moment, the institu-

tion looks to work independently, so that the industry formerly becoming an excellent sector in Bali has no longer existed,” he said. Need trade center The economist Prof. Rahyuda said the declining export performance of textile and textile products should be addressed to improve the competitiveness of domestic industries. Such measure was necessary to deal with similar industries from other countries. Tight competition, taxation and shortage of labor pursuing in the sector were admitted to have made the garment industries in Bali go bankrupt. Bali textile collapsed due to many factors. One of them was the falling demand due to decline in quality of the products. Moreover, the price is too high or the users have switched to similar products from other countries. “The decline in demand gradually has an impact that more companies go bankrupt,” he explained. He further added that Bali had become an international market since the Dutch period. Unluckily, it was not well managed. If Bali wanted to revive through its garment industry, the government had to facilitate it.

One of the ways was by making up a market so that everyone knew the different types of garments or better known as trade center accommodating the garment and other industries. “If foreign buyers or consumers would like to see their needs in person and make transaction in large amount, they can do it right there. Thus, the producers and consumers no longer need to perform individual activities like exhibition because the products can be found in the trade center,” he advised. For the trade center, the government could at least use the regional budget which tax could be handled, and if necessary, it could be proposed to state budget so that it became a national trade center. “If businessmen work together to make the trade center, even it will not be good. If it is totally established by private sector, the trade center can be unprofitable for small producers. On the contrary, if the government can realize it with adequate facilities, I have confidence that all small producers will gain an equal position and opportunities. Thus, they will just compete in terms of quality of service and product,” he explained. (kmb28)


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An eight-seat private plane crashed at the Santa Monica Airport on Sunday evening and burst into flames, causing an unknown number of fatalities, according to the Santa Monica Fire Department. “It is an unsurvivable accident,” fire department spokeswoman Bridget Lewis told TheWrap. “If there were anybody on board, they most likely did not survive it.” Lewis said the plane, a Citation Cessna coming from Haley, Idaho, overshot the runway to the right coming in on approach at 6:20 pm, and crashed into one of the hangars. The crash caused the hangar to catch on fire and it collapsed shortly thereafter, she said. Many Hollywood executives and celebrities use the Santa Monica airport, but fire officials said they were unsure of how many passengers were aboard or their identities. The Federal Aviation Administration has a passenger manifest, but that information was being held by the National Transportation Safety Board, which will investigate the accident. The plane is registered to a real estate company based in Alabama, said Lewis.

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People gather near a building damaged by a car explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The deadly car bomb exploded on a crowded street in northwestern Pakistan Sunday in the third blast to hit the troubled city of Peshawar in a week, officials said.

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A car bomb ripped through a crowded street in Peshawar’s oldest bazaar, killing 40 people in the third blast to hit the troubled Pakistani city in a week, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The explosion Sunday appeared to have been caused by a bomb planted in a parked car and detonated by remote control, said police officer Zahid Khan. It went off near a mosque and a police station, damaging the house of worship and nearby shops and engulfing many vehicles in flames, police said. At least 40 people were killed and 90 wounded, said Jamil Shah, a spokesman for Lady Reading Hospital, where the victims were taken. Such attacks in Peshawar, in northwestern Pakistan, have claimed more than 140 lives since last Sunday, when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowd of worshippers at a church, killing 85 people. On Friday, 19

people died when a bomb planted on a bus carrying government employees exploded in the Peshawar outskirts. The Sunni militant group Jundullah claimed responsibility for the church attack, saying it targeted Christians to avenge the deaths of Muslims killed by U.S. drone strikes. The dead included 14 members of a single family who were visiting Peshawar to plan a wedding along with their driver and an assistant, said relatives. Mohammad Alam said the group had come to Peshawar from a nearby village to invite him to their son’s wedding. He said they were in a van when the bomb exploded. A bookshop owner, Nazar Ali, had just opened his shop when the

bomb went off. “It was a huge blast that was followed by fire in vehicles. Thick black smoke covered the air and splinters spread all over. I saw people lying dead and bleeding all over,” he said. Many of the old buildings in the historic Qissa Khawani market are made of wood, which easily caught fire, said senior police officer Shafqat Malik. People bloodied and covered with ash ran from the scene, one man carrying a young child whose face appeared blackened from soot. The new government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said it would like to negotiate with the militants to end the bloodshed, but so far those efforts have made little progress.

After the Senate passed a straightforward spending bill on Friday, the House countered after hours of debate Saturday by attaching amendments seeking a one-year delay to so-called Obamacare, as well as repeal of a medical device tax which helps fund the law. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who refused to call the chamber into session over the weekend despite the rapidly approaching deadline, warned before the vote that such a measure would be dead on arrival. The White House also sharply rebuked the move, and warned that the president would veto it even if the Senate did approve it. On Monday “the Senate will do exactly what we said we would do and reject these measures,” Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson said.” “At that point, Republicans will be faced with the same choice they have always faced: put the Senate’s clean funding bill on the floor and let it pass with bipartisan votes, or force a Republican government shutdown.” Republican McCarthy hinted that if the Senate rejects the measure as expected, the new House approach would still retain a provision “that I believe the Senate can accept, that will have fundamental changes into Obamacare.” That provision may well be the medical device tax. The Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the tax in March, but it was a non-binding budget resolution. The Senate’s number two Democrat, Dick Durbin, appeared open to the possibility. “I’m willing to look at that, but not with a gun to my head, not with the prospect of shutting down the government,” he told the CBS Sunday talk show “Face the Nation.” With Republicans and Democrats in a dangerous game of political chicken, the government was on the verge of ordering hundreds of thousands of federal workers to stay home. As lawmakers traded blame, the Democratic leadership sounded resigned about a pending shutdown. Asked if he believed government would shutter on Tuesday, Durbin grimly said “I’m afraid I do.” House Speaker John Boehner has been under intense pressure from his party’s most conservative wing, a small band of lawmakers who forced Republican leaders to double down on their anti-Obamacare strategy. Reid insisted that “the American people will not be extorted by Tea Party anarchists,” referring to the ultra-conservative faction of Republicans. But Boehner warned that if the Senate waits until hours before the deadline to vote, “it would be an act of breathtaking arrogance by the Senate Democratic leadership.” The impasse was already affecting global markets: in Asian trading, stock markets other than Shanghai were down Monday between 2.06 and 0.74 percent, while the US dollar weakened to 97.80 yen from 98.24 yen on Friday.

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, center, and his wife Margie Abbott, left, walk with an Indonesian military official after a wreath laying ceremony at Kalibata war heroes’ cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 30. 2013.

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JAKARTA - Australia’s new Prime Minister Tony Abbott began a visit to Indonesia Monday for talks on his tough refugee policies that have sparked anger in Jakarta, as his government faced criticism over a boat sinking that left dozens dead or missing. Abbott laid a wreath at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in south Jakarta, where many who died fighting in the Indonesian war of independence against colonialists are buried, and was due to hold talks with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono later. His choice of Indonesia as his first overseas trip as premier is in line with a pledge to bolster ties with Asia but it comes amid tensions after his hardline boatpeople policies were criticised by officials in Jakarta. In the campaign for September’s elections, he pushed a “stop the boats” policy and has put into place a military-led operation known as Sovereign Borders, which involves turning boats around when it is safe to do so. As he set off for Jakarta from Australia on Monday, Abbott sought to shift the focus of the visit away from asylum seekers. “We will be covering a range of matters because this is an important relationship and it’s important to get it right at the start of this new government,” he said. He is hoping to boost trade with Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, and is accompanied by Trade Min-

ister Andrew Robb and 20 business leaders. But the asylum-seeker issue remained in sharp focus as he headed to Jakarta, with Indonesian officials reporting that the death toll from the sinking of an Australia-bound refugee boat on Friday had risen to 36. Warsono, police chief in the area of Java island near where the boat went down, who goes by one name, told AFP that search teams had found another 15 bodies washed up along the coast in the past two days. Canberra has been forced to defend its actions after survivors said their calls for help to Australia went unheeded following the accident, which was the first fatal asylum boat sinking since Abbott came to power earlier in September. Survivors of the accident, which also left many missing, told journalists that they sent their GPS coordinates to Australian rescuers to assist them -- but no one came to their aid. Australian Finance Minister Mathias Cormann stressed on Sunday that the area where the accident occurred was “under In-

donesian jurisdiction” and insisted Australia provided “all appropriate assistance”. Hundreds have died in fatal sinkings in recent years, as huge numbers continue to board rickety, wooden boats in Indonesia to try and make the treacherous sea crossing to Australia. During a meeting with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop in New York last week, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said the measure could put cooperation on asylum-seekers at risk. Indonesian lawmakers and the navy have also criticised the policy. On Monday a senior official became the latest to speak out against it. “I think that just pursuing policies in a unilateral manner will not really help,” Dewi Fortuna Anwar, the deputy of political affairs for Vice President Boediono, told AFP. She said the Australian plan to tow boats back to Indonesian waters “was not really going to solve the problem, because one can imagine that they (asylum seekers) would try again at the soonest possible opportunity”.

MEDAN - All refugees of Mount Sinabung eruption have been allowed to return home upon the decrease of the North Sumatra volcano’s alert status. Jhonson Tarigan, spokesperson for Mount Sinabung Disaster Mitigation, said the Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG) lowered the volcano’s alert status from level III to level II. The Karo administration allowed the remaining 1,096 refugees at Kabanjahe camps to return to their villages. The villagers were not allowed to return home earlier as their villages Simacem, Bekerah, and Sukameriah - were located within the three-kilometre radius of the exclusion zone. “The three villages are now safe, and the refugees are allowed to return home,” Tarigan said. Previously, on Tuesday (Sept 24), 14,951 refugees, whose villages were located beyond the four-kilometre radius of the volcano, had returned home. Some of them were residents of Berastepu, Kinayan, and Payung villages. Mount Sinabung first erupted on Sept 17 at around 2:51 a.m. The highest mountain in North Sumatra (2,600 metres high) erupted again two days later on Tuesday at 12:13 p.m., spewing volcanic ash five kilometres into the air. Previously, Mount Sinabung had erupted twice on September 3, 2010, with the first eruption at 4:45 a.m. and the second at 6 p.m.

Jakarta to host international marathon event Antara

JAKARTA - Jakarta will host an international marathon event called the Jakarta Marathon (JakMar) on October 27, Governor Joko Widodo revealed on Monday at a press conference. “I fully support this event as we will be able to promote Jakarta to a more international audience,” the governor stated, adding that the city will be spending Rp10 billion to finance the activity. Meanwhile, Vice Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy Sapta Nirwandar, pointed out that about 5,800 persons from 43 countries, including the United Kingdom, Kenya, Ethiopia, Japan, Australia, and France had registered themselves as participants of the Jakarta Marathon. The event itself will be divided into five categories, namely a full marathon of 42 kilometers (km), a half marathon of 21 km, others of 10 km and 5 km and a marathon for children, which will be 1.3 km long. The organizing committee will be handing out a grand prize worth US$40,000 to the winner of the marathon competition. “The marathon will start commence at the National Monument area and pass through Budi Kemuliaan, the Old City, Istiqlal Mosque, Thamrin Road, the Imam Bonjol area, Rasuna Said Road, Gatot Subroto, Asia Afrika, Sudirman Road and back to the National Monument,” Nirwandar said. JakMar is one among the many sports and leisure tourism programs devised by the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, which are aimed at boosting tourist flow into to Indonesia. Indonesia has set a target for welcoming 9 million tourists this year. The target markets for tourism promotion are Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, China, Japan and South Korea. “Sixteen countries will become the target market for our tourism industry next year. In those countries we will organize a number of priority events to attract more tourists,” Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu noted. The ministry had set itself the target of attracting 1.75 million tourists from Singapore, 1.4 million tourists from Malaysia, 1.220 million tourists from Australia, 1 million tourists from China, 505 thousand tourists from Japan and 360 thousand tourists from South Korea next year, she added. The other target markets that the ministry was eyeing as a potential source of attracting tourists from was the Philippines, Taiwan, the United States, Britain, France, India, the Netherlands, the Middle East, Germany and Russia.


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Penataran Sasih Temple IBP

Penataran Sasih Temple has very long historical traces. It is estimated to have existed before the Hindu influence in Bali as evidenced by the presence of kettledrum relic belonging to old age, namely circa 300 BC. Similarly, there is a statue relic believed to originate from the animism period, such as the statute of ganesh, phallus, catur muka and Shiva Bairava as symbol of truth. There are many myths developing on the existence of the bronze kettledrum sizing 186.5 cm. Some people call it the Moon of Pejeng because it resembles to a moon, while the others relate it to Kebo Iwa, a chief minister of the ancient Balinese kingdom as his earrings. Then, some associate it with the story on the urine of maling meguna. Operation Manager of the Penataran Sasih tourist attraction, I Wayan Budiana, said the temple belonged to kahyangan jagat or universal temple

and situated at Intaran hamlet, Pejeng village, Tampaksiring. The temple was believed to be the oldest one in Bali and estimated to have existed during the Dong-son period in China mainland. The great kettledrum has star and facial ornaments in front side. The octagonal star is believed to have been used to show directions. While the frog face on the next side symbolizes the invocation of rain for fertility. In front of the entrance into the middle courtyard, there is a chronogram as a symbol of Balinese calendar (Saka New Year’s turn). Upon entering the gates, you will encounter the bale pegat pavilion functioned to neutralize impure mind. Beside it lies a padma kurung shrine as the only one shrine in Bali. This temple is supported by 4 hamlets namely the Intaran, Pande, Puseh and Guliang. Nevertheless, every temple anniversary was also usually assisted by the surrounding villages around Pejeng and took place for 4 days.

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David Howell beats Peter Uihlein in play-off

England’s David Howell won his first title since 2006 when he beat American Peter Uihlein in a playoff for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The 38-year-old Howell won with a birdie to Uihlein’s par at the second extra hole, the 18th at St Andrews, for his fifth European Tour victory. Both ended 23 under after How-

ell shot five-under 67 and Uihlein carded 69. England’s Tom Lewis and Ireland’s Shane Lowry were one stroke further back with England’s Tommy Fleetwood 21 under. Howell’s last victory came in the European Tour’s flagship PGA Championship at Wentworth seven years ago, several months after holding off Tiger Woods to clinch the

HSBC Champions Tournament. He was a member of two victorious European Ryder Cup sides in 2004 and 2006 and climbed to a career-high ninth in the world in 2006. But injury and a loss of form saw Howell plummet outside the top 500 in the world rankings in 2010 before beginning a climb back that will now see him re-enter the world’s top 100.

Howell went out in 31, helped by four straight birdies from the fourth, and bounced back from a bogey at the 12th with a birdie at 15 and held his nerve with the title at stake. “I’ve never played an Open Championship here and that’s still a dream, but to win a tournament here at the home of golf is amazing,” Howell told Sky Sports.

“It’s been a long, long road back from the depths of despair. I have had a lot of support from people around me and this is as much for them as it is for me.” Howell, whose wife Emily is expecting twins in December, added: “The downs were pretty low and I lost my way in life and on the Tour as well.

Pedrosa critical of Marquez’s riding after Aragon acccident

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France returns the ball against his compatriot Gael Monfils during their first round match at the Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.

Tsonga beats Monfils to advance at Japan Open Associated Press Writer

TOKYO (AP) - Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga needed four match points to beat Gael Monfils 6-3, 7-6 (8) on Monday to advance to the second round of the Japan Open. Tsonga fired 11 aces and didn’t drop a service game in the match to improve his record to four wins in five tour-level matches against his French compatriot. After Tsonga got the decisive break of the first set in the second game, the second set went with serve until the tiebreaker. Monfils rallied from a 5-1 deficit to level the tiebreaker at 5-5, then fought off three match points before Tsonga sealed the victory.

“I started well and played offensively,” Tsonga said. “I know this is the only way for me to beat Gael.” Tsonga began the year strongly, reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and the semifinals at the French Open. After finishing runnerup to Andy Murray at Queen’s, however, Tsonga was forced to retire with a knee injury in the second round at Wimbledon and did not enter the U.S. Open as a result.

“I have not played much in the last two or three months, so it will take me time to adjust,” said Tsonga, adding that was cramping near the end of the match. In other first-round action, sixthseeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain beat German qualifier Benjamin Becker 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3) and Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine defeated Daniel Brands of Germany 6-3, 6-1. Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina was scheduled to play Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in a first-round match on Tuesday, when defending champion Kei Nishikori was due to meet Jurgen Melzer of Austria.

Dani Pedrosa believes Marc Marquez overstepped the mark during the pair’s late MotoGP battle at Aragon, and called for stewards to clampdown on any similar moves in the future. Pedrosa crashed heavily moments after being passed by Marquez, with it subsequently emerging that contact between the pair had damaged Pedrosa’s traction control system, leading to his violent high-side. Marquez went on to win the race, and is now 59 points clear of Pedrosa with four races to run. Pedrosa though feels race stewards showed too much leniency in allowing Marquez to escape without being punished for the clash. “Marc is always riding on the limit when he has riders in front,” Pedrosa told Spanish television. “This time, like he has been doing all year, he almost hit me from behind and when he touched me he broke the traction control sensor and I just flew. “That was the end of my race; I fell because of that. “It’s obvious that it doesn’t matter what I say now - it’s over now. “On days like this you only hear the winner but I’d like to say that race control has been taking things too lightly with things that have been happening in recent years. “A lot of experienced riders like myself have been trying to calm down others with less experience, but in this case, as usual, they have looked the other way. “The ones who have been warning about this over the years, like Jorge or me, also know how to race over the limit, and everything is fine.” Marquez courted controversy earlier this year when he hit Jorge Lorenzo on the final turn at Jerez, allowing him to steal ahead of the Yamaha rider and move into second in sight of the flag. He apologised immediately to Lorenzo for the incident. He also picked off Valentino Rossi with a typically aggressive move around the outside of Laguna Seca’s Corkscrew which forced both men to take to the dirt.

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Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain leads his teammate Dani Pedrosa on his way to get the second place in the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano circuit in central Italy, September 15, 2013.


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Roma crushes Bologna 5-0 to return top of Serie A Associated Press Writer

MILAN - Roma maintained its perfect start to the season with a 5-0 win over Bologna to return to the top of Serie A on Sunday, while Juventus kept up the pressure on the capital side with a 1-0 victory in a heated derby at city rival Torino. Roma is two points clear of Juventus and Napoli, with Inter Milan a further two points behind after it was held to a 1-1 draw at Cagliari. Elsewhere, Sassuolo picked up a second point, coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 against high-flying Lazio, while striker German Denis tormented former club Udinese as his two goals gave

Atalanta a controversial 2-0 win. Also, it was: Catania 2, Chievo Verona 0; and Hellas Verona 2, Livorno 1. “Our objective is still to get back into Europe and be up there with the other favorites like Napoli and Juventus in the final sprint,” Roma coach Rudi Garcia said. “We’ll see when we play against them. They are only two points behind, which is nothing.”

Champions League group stage fixtures Playing on Tuesday Group E Basel Steaua Bucharest

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Schalke 04 Chelsea

Group F Borussia Dortmund Arsenal

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Olympique Marseille Napoli

Group G Zenit St Petersburg Porto

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Austria Vienna (1600) Atletico Madrid

Group H Ajax Amsterdam Celtic

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AC Milan Barcelona

Group A Shakhtar Donetsk Bayer Leverkusen

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Manchester United Real Sociedad

Group B Juventus Real Madrid

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Galatasaray FC Copenhagen

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Benfica Olympiakos Piraeus

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Bayern Munich Viktoria Plzen (1600)

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Group C Paris St Germain Anderlecht Group D Manchester City CSKA Moscow

Roma had won all five of its games this season - for the first time in its history - but was yet to score in the first half. It corrected that failing after eight minutes. Bologna goalkeeper Gianluca Curci parried Miralem Pjanic’s free kick but Alessandro Florenzi ran in to head into an empty goal. Gervinho doubled Roma’s advantage 10 minutes later, dribbling forward past Mikael Antonsson and driving low inside the near post. And Mehdi Benatia added a third in the 25th with a stunning volley following a corner. Gervinho, who had had a disappointing two seasons at Arsenal, fired in under the bar in the 62nd for

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Moutinho rescues a point to lift Monaco up to top Reuters

his third goal in two games before substitute Adem Ljajic capped a fantastic night for Roma on his 22nd birthday. “He is a lad who needs confidence and goalscoring opportunities, which don’t exist without him there,” Garcia added. “Of course he makes some mistakes, but if he plays and has a lot of chances, he scores.” AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

AS Roma’s Mehdi Benatia celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between AS Roma and Bologna at Rome’s Olympic stadium, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.

Cruzeiro increases lead in Brazilian league Associated Press Writer

SAO PAULO — Cruzeiro scored early in each half to defeat Internacional 2-1 on Sunday, opening an 11-point lead in the Brazilian league. Midfielder Nilton and striker Willian scored for Cruzeiro, which has won nine of its last 10 matches to move into good position to win its first championship since 2003. Clarence Seedorf’s Botafogo lost ground after a 1-0 home loss to next-to-last Ponte Preta at the Maracana Stadium on Saturday, while Hernan Barcos’ Gremio moved to second place by beating Sao Paulo 1-0 at the Morumbi Stadium on Sunday. Club World Cup champion Corinthians lost 4-0 to Portuguesa, extending its winless streak to eight matches and dropping to 13th place in the 20-team standings. Defending champion Fluminense came from behind to defeat Goias 2-1 on Saturday, moving to eighth place. Despite playing without injured star Ronaldinho, Atletico Mineiro defeated Santos 3-1 to reach fifth place. Ronaldinho ruptured a muscle in his left leg during training with Atletico Mineiro last week and is out for the rest of the championship. It’s unknown if he will recover in time for the team’s participation in the Club World Cup in December in Morocco. Cruzeiro’s win against Internacional gave the Minas Gerais team its biggest lead so far in the championship. With 14 rounds left, Cruzeiro has 53 points, while Gremio and Botafogo have 42. Cruzeiro’s next three opponents are near the bottom of the table — Portuguesa, Nautico and Sao Paulo. Nilton opened the scoring on Sunday just four minutes into the match in Novo Hamburgo. Otavio quickly equalized for Internacional in the fifth, but Willian gave Cruzeiro the win with a well-placed low shot from the top of the area in the 53rd. Cruzeiro scored 50 goals and conceded only 20 in its first 24 league matches so far.

PARIS - Joao Moutinho netted a clever free kick to earn Monaco a 1-1 draw at Stade Reims on Sunday and keep them top of the Ligue 1 table. The principality club reclaimed top spot with 18 points from eight games, ahead of Paris St Germain on goal difference after the French champions beat Toulouse 2-0 on Saturday. Olympique Marseille, who visit Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday, are third on 17. Antoine Devaux had put the hosts ahead after just four minutes with a neat header. Moutinho levelled for the bigspenders only 11 minutes later, becoming the third player to score for Monaco whose previous 13 goals were credited to Radamel Falcao (7)

and Emmanuel Riviere (6). The Portuguese, who had already set up three goals in four appearances, took over a 25-metre free kick and smartly bent the ball in at the near post after seeing that keeper Kossi Agassa, expecting a cross, had deserted the goal. Monaco had their chances in an entertaining match but it was Reims who went the closest to scoring again when Floyd Ayite fired the ball on to the crossbar around the hour mark. AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau

Lorient’s Maxime Barthelme, left, challenges for the ball with Monaco’s Joao Moutinho of Portugal during their French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.

Arsenal ready to defuse Napoli’s ‘bombs’ AP Photo/PA, David Davies

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring his side’s second goal, during their English Premier League match against Swansea City, at the Liberty Stadium, in Swansea, Wales, Saturday Sept. 28, 2013.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told his players to watch out for Napoli’s quickfire counter-attacks when the two high-flying sides meet at the Emirates Stadium in Champions League Group F on Tuesday. Wenger learnt a lot about the Italians when they drew 2-2 in a pre-season tournament and is also very familiar with their manager Rafael Benitez from the Spaniard’s time managing in the Premier League with Chelsea and Liverpool. Napoli are unbeaten in all competitions under Benitez, who was appointed in May, and Wenger has identified the Italian side’s breakaways as their big strength and earmarked diminutive playmaker Lorenzo Insigne as key to that threat. “He is mobile, he is not tall but quick and very good in the transition from defence to attack,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “He is a good dribbler as well and is an intelligent mover. That makes him an interesting prospect. “That’s what struck me as well in the (pre-season) Emirates Cup - when they win the ball they come out very quickly with (Jose) Callejon, (Marek) Hamsik, Insigne and (Gonzalo) Higuain, (who) come out like bombs all the time they win the ball. “The transition from our side from offence to defence will have to be very quick.” Premier League leaders Arsenal, who went two points clear with a 2-1 win at Swansea City on Saturday, have enjoyed an excellent start to the season including their European group opener when they beat Olympique Marseille 2-1 in France.

Napoli are in similarly good shape and kicked off their continental campaign with a 2-1 victory over last year’s Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund which Wenger believed would give them extra confidence. Even though Arsenal were beaten by Napoli to the signature of striker Gonzalo Higuain in the close season, they are proving to be an exciting attacking prospect with Aaron Ramsey scoring eight goals in nine games and new signing Mesut Ozil shining. Wenger will be without winger Theo Walcott who has undergone surgery on an abdominal injury, while Abou Diaby, Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also sidelined. Appearing in the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition for a 16th consecutive season, Arsenal know from experience that collecting six points from the opening two games would put them well on the way to the knockout stages. “We have started very well but you know if you win the second game at home you have a good chance to qualify,” Wenger said. “It’s a game that will have a great weight on the end result of the qualifying teams.” Napoli, who have scored 14 goals in six Serie A matches with Hamsik, Callejon and Higuain netting 10 of them, enjoyed a 2-0 win over Genoa on Saturday despite starting with some of their key players on the bench with a view to Tuesday’s game. “I am consistent rather than courageous. I have experience and have been in Europe many times, so I know squad rotation is necessary to make everyone in the side stronger,” Benitez told Sky Sport Italia.


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Roma crushes Bologna 5-0 to return top of Serie A Associated Press Writer

MILAN - Roma maintained its perfect start to the season with a 5-0 win over Bologna to return to the top of Serie A on Sunday, while Juventus kept up the pressure on the capital side with a 1-0 victory in a heated derby at city rival Torino. Roma is two points clear of Juventus and Napoli, with Inter Milan a further two points behind after it was held to a 1-1 draw at Cagliari. Elsewhere, Sassuolo picked up a second point, coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 against high-flying Lazio, while striker German Denis tormented former club Udinese as his two goals gave

Atalanta a controversial 2-0 win. Also, it was: Catania 2, Chievo Verona 0; and Hellas Verona 2, Livorno 1. “Our objective is still to get back into Europe and be up there with the other favorites like Napoli and Juventus in the final sprint,” Roma coach Rudi Garcia said. “We’ll see when we play against them. They are only two points behind, which is nothing.”

Champions League group stage fixtures Playing on Tuesday Group E Basel Steaua Bucharest

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Schalke 04 Chelsea

Group F Borussia Dortmund Arsenal

v v

Olympique Marseille Napoli

Group G Zenit St Petersburg Porto

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Austria Vienna (1600) Atletico Madrid

Group H Ajax Amsterdam Celtic

v v

AC Milan Barcelona

Group A Shakhtar Donetsk Bayer Leverkusen

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Manchester United Real Sociedad

Group B Juventus Real Madrid

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Galatasaray FC Copenhagen

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Benfica Olympiakos Piraeus

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Bayern Munich Viktoria Plzen (1600)

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Group C Paris St Germain Anderlecht Group D Manchester City CSKA Moscow

Roma had won all five of its games this season - for the first time in its history - but was yet to score in the first half. It corrected that failing after eight minutes. Bologna goalkeeper Gianluca Curci parried Miralem Pjanic’s free kick but Alessandro Florenzi ran in to head into an empty goal. Gervinho doubled Roma’s advantage 10 minutes later, dribbling forward past Mikael Antonsson and driving low inside the near post. And Mehdi Benatia added a third in the 25th with a stunning volley following a corner. Gervinho, who had had a disappointing two seasons at Arsenal, fired in under the bar in the 62nd for

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Moutinho rescues a point to lift Monaco up to top Reuters

his third goal in two games before substitute Adem Ljajic capped a fantastic night for Roma on his 22nd birthday. “He is a lad who needs confidence and goalscoring opportunities, which don’t exist without him there,” Garcia added. “Of course he makes some mistakes, but if he plays and has a lot of chances, he scores.” AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

AS Roma’s Mehdi Benatia celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between AS Roma and Bologna at Rome’s Olympic stadium, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.

Cruzeiro increases lead in Brazilian league Associated Press Writer

SAO PAULO — Cruzeiro scored early in each half to defeat Internacional 2-1 on Sunday, opening an 11-point lead in the Brazilian league. Midfielder Nilton and striker Willian scored for Cruzeiro, which has won nine of its last 10 matches to move into good position to win its first championship since 2003. Clarence Seedorf’s Botafogo lost ground after a 1-0 home loss to next-to-last Ponte Preta at the Maracana Stadium on Saturday, while Hernan Barcos’ Gremio moved to second place by beating Sao Paulo 1-0 at the Morumbi Stadium on Sunday. Club World Cup champion Corinthians lost 4-0 to Portuguesa, extending its winless streak to eight matches and dropping to 13th place in the 20-team standings. Defending champion Fluminense came from behind to defeat Goias 2-1 on Saturday, moving to eighth place. Despite playing without injured star Ronaldinho, Atletico Mineiro defeated Santos 3-1 to reach fifth place. Ronaldinho ruptured a muscle in his left leg during training with Atletico Mineiro last week and is out for the rest of the championship. It’s unknown if he will recover in time for the team’s participation in the Club World Cup in December in Morocco. Cruzeiro’s win against Internacional gave the Minas Gerais team its biggest lead so far in the championship. With 14 rounds left, Cruzeiro has 53 points, while Gremio and Botafogo have 42. Cruzeiro’s next three opponents are near the bottom of the table — Portuguesa, Nautico and Sao Paulo. Nilton opened the scoring on Sunday just four minutes into the match in Novo Hamburgo. Otavio quickly equalized for Internacional in the fifth, but Willian gave Cruzeiro the win with a well-placed low shot from the top of the area in the 53rd. Cruzeiro scored 50 goals and conceded only 20 in its first 24 league matches so far.

PARIS - Joao Moutinho netted a clever free kick to earn Monaco a 1-1 draw at Stade Reims on Sunday and keep them top of the Ligue 1 table. The principality club reclaimed top spot with 18 points from eight games, ahead of Paris St Germain on goal difference after the French champions beat Toulouse 2-0 on Saturday. Olympique Marseille, who visit Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday, are third on 17. Antoine Devaux had put the hosts ahead after just four minutes with a neat header. Moutinho levelled for the bigspenders only 11 minutes later, becoming the third player to score for Monaco whose previous 13 goals were credited to Radamel Falcao (7)

and Emmanuel Riviere (6). The Portuguese, who had already set up three goals in four appearances, took over a 25-metre free kick and smartly bent the ball in at the near post after seeing that keeper Kossi Agassa, expecting a cross, had deserted the goal. Monaco had their chances in an entertaining match but it was Reims who went the closest to scoring again when Floyd Ayite fired the ball on to the crossbar around the hour mark. AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau

Lorient’s Maxime Barthelme, left, challenges for the ball with Monaco’s Joao Moutinho of Portugal during their French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.

Arsenal ready to defuse Napoli’s ‘bombs’ AP Photo/PA, David Davies

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring his side’s second goal, during their English Premier League match against Swansea City, at the Liberty Stadium, in Swansea, Wales, Saturday Sept. 28, 2013.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told his players to watch out for Napoli’s quickfire counter-attacks when the two high-flying sides meet at the Emirates Stadium in Champions League Group F on Tuesday. Wenger learnt a lot about the Italians when they drew 2-2 in a pre-season tournament and is also very familiar with their manager Rafael Benitez from the Spaniard’s time managing in the Premier League with Chelsea and Liverpool. Napoli are unbeaten in all competitions under Benitez, who was appointed in May, and Wenger has identified the Italian side’s breakaways as their big strength and earmarked diminutive playmaker Lorenzo Insigne as key to that threat. “He is mobile, he is not tall but quick and very good in the transition from defence to attack,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “He is a good dribbler as well and is an intelligent mover. That makes him an interesting prospect. “That’s what struck me as well in the (pre-season) Emirates Cup - when they win the ball they come out very quickly with (Jose) Callejon, (Marek) Hamsik, Insigne and (Gonzalo) Higuain, (who) come out like bombs all the time they win the ball. “The transition from our side from offence to defence will have to be very quick.” Premier League leaders Arsenal, who went two points clear with a 2-1 win at Swansea City on Saturday, have enjoyed an excellent start to the season including their European group opener when they beat Olympique Marseille 2-1 in France.

Napoli are in similarly good shape and kicked off their continental campaign with a 2-1 victory over last year’s Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund which Wenger believed would give them extra confidence. Even though Arsenal were beaten by Napoli to the signature of striker Gonzalo Higuain in the close season, they are proving to be an exciting attacking prospect with Aaron Ramsey scoring eight goals in nine games and new signing Mesut Ozil shining. Wenger will be without winger Theo Walcott who has undergone surgery on an abdominal injury, while Abou Diaby, Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also sidelined. Appearing in the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition for a 16th consecutive season, Arsenal know from experience that collecting six points from the opening two games would put them well on the way to the knockout stages. “We have started very well but you know if you win the second game at home you have a good chance to qualify,” Wenger said. “It’s a game that will have a great weight on the end result of the qualifying teams.” Napoli, who have scored 14 goals in six Serie A matches with Hamsik, Callejon and Higuain netting 10 of them, enjoyed a 2-0 win over Genoa on Saturday despite starting with some of their key players on the bench with a view to Tuesday’s game. “I am consistent rather than courageous. I have experience and have been in Europe many times, so I know squad rotation is necessary to make everyone in the side stronger,” Benitez told Sky Sport Italia.


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Penataran Sasih Temple IBP

Penataran Sasih Temple has very long historical traces. It is estimated to have existed before the Hindu influence in Bali as evidenced by the presence of kettledrum relic belonging to old age, namely circa 300 BC. Similarly, there is a statue relic believed to originate from the animism period, such as the statute of ganesh, phallus, catur muka and Shiva Bairava as symbol of truth. There are many myths developing on the existence of the bronze kettledrum sizing 186.5 cm. Some people call it the Moon of Pejeng because it resembles to a moon, while the others relate it to Kebo Iwa, a chief minister of the ancient Balinese kingdom as his earrings. Then, some associate it with the story on the urine of maling meguna. Operation Manager of the Penataran Sasih tourist attraction, I Wayan Budiana, said the temple belonged to kahyangan jagat or universal temple

and situated at Intaran hamlet, Pejeng village, Tampaksiring. The temple was believed to be the oldest one in Bali and estimated to have existed during the Dong-son period in China mainland. The great kettledrum has star and facial ornaments in front side. The octagonal star is believed to have been used to show directions. While the frog face on the next side symbolizes the invocation of rain for fertility. In front of the entrance into the middle courtyard, there is a chronogram as a symbol of Balinese calendar (Saka New Year’s turn). Upon entering the gates, you will encounter the bale pegat pavilion functioned to neutralize impure mind. Beside it lies a padma kurung shrine as the only one shrine in Bali. This temple is supported by 4 hamlets namely the Intaran, Pande, Puseh and Guliang. Nevertheless, every temple anniversary was also usually assisted by the surrounding villages around Pejeng and took place for 4 days.

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David Howell beats Peter Uihlein in play-off

England’s David Howell won his first title since 2006 when he beat American Peter Uihlein in a playoff for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The 38-year-old Howell won with a birdie to Uihlein’s par at the second extra hole, the 18th at St Andrews, for his fifth European Tour victory. Both ended 23 under after How-

ell shot five-under 67 and Uihlein carded 69. England’s Tom Lewis and Ireland’s Shane Lowry were one stroke further back with England’s Tommy Fleetwood 21 under. Howell’s last victory came in the European Tour’s flagship PGA Championship at Wentworth seven years ago, several months after holding off Tiger Woods to clinch the

HSBC Champions Tournament. He was a member of two victorious European Ryder Cup sides in 2004 and 2006 and climbed to a career-high ninth in the world in 2006. But injury and a loss of form saw Howell plummet outside the top 500 in the world rankings in 2010 before beginning a climb back that will now see him re-enter the world’s top 100.

Howell went out in 31, helped by four straight birdies from the fourth, and bounced back from a bogey at the 12th with a birdie at 15 and held his nerve with the title at stake. “I’ve never played an Open Championship here and that’s still a dream, but to win a tournament here at the home of golf is amazing,” Howell told Sky Sports.

“It’s been a long, long road back from the depths of despair. I have had a lot of support from people around me and this is as much for them as it is for me.” Howell, whose wife Emily is expecting twins in December, added: “The downs were pretty low and I lost my way in life and on the Tour as well.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France returns the ball against his compatriot Gael Monfils during their first round match at the Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.

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TOKYO (AP) - Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga needed four match points to beat Gael Monfils 6-3, 7-6 (8) on Monday to advance to the second round of the Japan Open. Tsonga fired 11 aces and didn’t drop a service game in the match to improve his record to four wins in five tour-level matches against his French compatriot. After Tsonga got the decisive break of the first set in the second game, the second set went with serve until the tiebreaker. Monfils rallied from a 5-1 deficit to level the tiebreaker at 5-5, then fought off three match points before Tsonga sealed the victory.

“I started well and played offensively,” Tsonga said. “I know this is the only way for me to beat Gael.” Tsonga began the year strongly, reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and the semifinals at the French Open. After finishing runnerup to Andy Murray at Queen’s, however, Tsonga was forced to retire with a knee injury in the second round at Wimbledon and did not enter the U.S. Open as a result.

“I have not played much in the last two or three months, so it will take me time to adjust,” said Tsonga, adding that was cramping near the end of the match. In other first-round action, sixthseeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain beat German qualifier Benjamin Becker 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3) and Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine defeated Daniel Brands of Germany 6-3, 6-1. Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina was scheduled to play Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in a first-round match on Tuesday, when defending champion Kei Nishikori was due to meet Jurgen Melzer of Austria.

Dani Pedrosa believes Marc Marquez overstepped the mark during the pair’s late MotoGP battle at Aragon, and called for stewards to clampdown on any similar moves in the future. Pedrosa crashed heavily moments after being passed by Marquez, with it subsequently emerging that contact between the pair had damaged Pedrosa’s traction control system, leading to his violent high-side. Marquez went on to win the race, and is now 59 points clear of Pedrosa with four races to run. Pedrosa though feels race stewards showed too much leniency in allowing Marquez to escape without being punished for the clash. “Marc is always riding on the limit when he has riders in front,” Pedrosa told Spanish television. “This time, like he has been doing all year, he almost hit me from behind and when he touched me he broke the traction control sensor and I just flew. “That was the end of my race; I fell because of that. “It’s obvious that it doesn’t matter what I say now - it’s over now. “On days like this you only hear the winner but I’d like to say that race control has been taking things too lightly with things that have been happening in recent years. “A lot of experienced riders like myself have been trying to calm down others with less experience, but in this case, as usual, they have looked the other way. “The ones who have been warning about this over the years, like Jorge or me, also know how to race over the limit, and everything is fine.” Marquez courted controversy earlier this year when he hit Jorge Lorenzo on the final turn at Jerez, allowing him to steal ahead of the Yamaha rider and move into second in sight of the flag. He apologised immediately to Lorenzo for the incident. He also picked off Valentino Rossi with a typically aggressive move around the outside of Laguna Seca’s Corkscrew which forced both men to take to the dirt.

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Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain leads his teammate Dani Pedrosa on his way to get the second place in the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano circuit in central Italy, September 15, 2013.


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INDONESIA All Mt. Sinabung refugess return home

An eight-seat private plane crashed at the Santa Monica Airport on Sunday evening and burst into flames, causing an unknown number of fatalities, according to the Santa Monica Fire Department. “It is an unsurvivable accident,” fire department spokeswoman Bridget Lewis told TheWrap. “If there were anybody on board, they most likely did not survive it.” Lewis said the plane, a Citation Cessna coming from Haley, Idaho, overshot the runway to the right coming in on approach at 6:20 pm, and crashed into one of the hangars. The crash caused the hangar to catch on fire and it collapsed shortly thereafter, she said. Many Hollywood executives and celebrities use the Santa Monica airport, but fire officials said they were unsure of how many passengers were aboard or their identities. The Federal Aviation Administration has a passenger manifest, but that information was being held by the National Transportation Safety Board, which will investigate the accident. The plane is registered to a real estate company based in Alabama, said Lewis.

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People gather near a building damaged by a car explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The deadly car bomb exploded on a crowded street in northwestern Pakistan Sunday in the third blast to hit the troubled city of Peshawar in a week, officials said.

Car bomb kills 40 in northwest Pakistan Associated Press Writer

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A car bomb ripped through a crowded street in Peshawar’s oldest bazaar, killing 40 people in the third blast to hit the troubled Pakistani city in a week, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The explosion Sunday appeared to have been caused by a bomb planted in a parked car and detonated by remote control, said police officer Zahid Khan. It went off near a mosque and a police station, damaging the house of worship and nearby shops and engulfing many vehicles in flames, police said. At least 40 people were killed and 90 wounded, said Jamil Shah, a spokesman for Lady Reading Hospital, where the victims were taken. Such attacks in Peshawar, in northwestern Pakistan, have claimed more than 140 lives since last Sunday, when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowd of worshippers at a church, killing 85 people. On Friday, 19

people died when a bomb planted on a bus carrying government employees exploded in the Peshawar outskirts. The Sunni militant group Jundullah claimed responsibility for the church attack, saying it targeted Christians to avenge the deaths of Muslims killed by U.S. drone strikes. The dead included 14 members of a single family who were visiting Peshawar to plan a wedding along with their driver and an assistant, said relatives. Mohammad Alam said the group had come to Peshawar from a nearby village to invite him to their son’s wedding. He said they were in a van when the bomb exploded. A bookshop owner, Nazar Ali, had just opened his shop when the

bomb went off. “It was a huge blast that was followed by fire in vehicles. Thick black smoke covered the air and splinters spread all over. I saw people lying dead and bleeding all over,” he said. Many of the old buildings in the historic Qissa Khawani market are made of wood, which easily caught fire, said senior police officer Shafqat Malik. People bloodied and covered with ash ran from the scene, one man carrying a young child whose face appeared blackened from soot. The new government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said it would like to negotiate with the militants to end the bloodshed, but so far those efforts have made little progress.

After the Senate passed a straightforward spending bill on Friday, the House countered after hours of debate Saturday by attaching amendments seeking a one-year delay to so-called Obamacare, as well as repeal of a medical device tax which helps fund the law. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who refused to call the chamber into session over the weekend despite the rapidly approaching deadline, warned before the vote that such a measure would be dead on arrival. The White House also sharply rebuked the move, and warned that the president would veto it even if the Senate did approve it. On Monday “the Senate will do exactly what we said we would do and reject these measures,” Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson said.” “At that point, Republicans will be faced with the same choice they have always faced: put the Senate’s clean funding bill on the floor and let it pass with bipartisan votes, or force a Republican government shutdown.” Republican McCarthy hinted that if the Senate rejects the measure as expected, the new House approach would still retain a provision “that I believe the Senate can accept, that will have fundamental changes into Obamacare.” That provision may well be the medical device tax. The Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the tax in March, but it was a non-binding budget resolution. The Senate’s number two Democrat, Dick Durbin, appeared open to the possibility. “I’m willing to look at that, but not with a gun to my head, not with the prospect of shutting down the government,” he told the CBS Sunday talk show “Face the Nation.” With Republicans and Democrats in a dangerous game of political chicken, the government was on the verge of ordering hundreds of thousands of federal workers to stay home. As lawmakers traded blame, the Democratic leadership sounded resigned about a pending shutdown. Asked if he believed government would shutter on Tuesday, Durbin grimly said “I’m afraid I do.” House Speaker John Boehner has been under intense pressure from his party’s most conservative wing, a small band of lawmakers who forced Republican leaders to double down on their anti-Obamacare strategy. Reid insisted that “the American people will not be extorted by Tea Party anarchists,” referring to the ultra-conservative faction of Republicans. But Boehner warned that if the Senate waits until hours before the deadline to vote, “it would be an act of breathtaking arrogance by the Senate Democratic leadership.” The impasse was already affecting global markets: in Asian trading, stock markets other than Shanghai were down Monday between 2.06 and 0.74 percent, while the US dollar weakened to 97.80 yen from 98.24 yen on Friday.

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, center, and his wife Margie Abbott, left, walk with an Indonesian military official after a wreath laying ceremony at Kalibata war heroes’ cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 30. 2013.

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JAKARTA - Australia’s new Prime Minister Tony Abbott began a visit to Indonesia Monday for talks on his tough refugee policies that have sparked anger in Jakarta, as his government faced criticism over a boat sinking that left dozens dead or missing. Abbott laid a wreath at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in south Jakarta, where many who died fighting in the Indonesian war of independence against colonialists are buried, and was due to hold talks with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono later. His choice of Indonesia as his first overseas trip as premier is in line with a pledge to bolster ties with Asia but it comes amid tensions after his hardline boatpeople policies were criticised by officials in Jakarta. In the campaign for September’s elections, he pushed a “stop the boats” policy and has put into place a military-led operation known as Sovereign Borders, which involves turning boats around when it is safe to do so. As he set off for Jakarta from Australia on Monday, Abbott sought to shift the focus of the visit away from asylum seekers. “We will be covering a range of matters because this is an important relationship and it’s important to get it right at the start of this new government,” he said. He is hoping to boost trade with Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, and is accompanied by Trade Min-

ister Andrew Robb and 20 business leaders. But the asylum-seeker issue remained in sharp focus as he headed to Jakarta, with Indonesian officials reporting that the death toll from the sinking of an Australia-bound refugee boat on Friday had risen to 36. Warsono, police chief in the area of Java island near where the boat went down, who goes by one name, told AFP that search teams had found another 15 bodies washed up along the coast in the past two days. Canberra has been forced to defend its actions after survivors said their calls for help to Australia went unheeded following the accident, which was the first fatal asylum boat sinking since Abbott came to power earlier in September. Survivors of the accident, which also left many missing, told journalists that they sent their GPS coordinates to Australian rescuers to assist them -- but no one came to their aid. Australian Finance Minister Mathias Cormann stressed on Sunday that the area where the accident occurred was “under In-

donesian jurisdiction” and insisted Australia provided “all appropriate assistance”. Hundreds have died in fatal sinkings in recent years, as huge numbers continue to board rickety, wooden boats in Indonesia to try and make the treacherous sea crossing to Australia. During a meeting with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop in New York last week, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said the measure could put cooperation on asylum-seekers at risk. Indonesian lawmakers and the navy have also criticised the policy. On Monday a senior official became the latest to speak out against it. “I think that just pursuing policies in a unilateral manner will not really help,” Dewi Fortuna Anwar, the deputy of political affairs for Vice President Boediono, told AFP. She said the Australian plan to tow boats back to Indonesian waters “was not really going to solve the problem, because one can imagine that they (asylum seekers) would try again at the soonest possible opportunity”.

MEDAN - All refugees of Mount Sinabung eruption have been allowed to return home upon the decrease of the North Sumatra volcano’s alert status. Jhonson Tarigan, spokesperson for Mount Sinabung Disaster Mitigation, said the Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG) lowered the volcano’s alert status from level III to level II. The Karo administration allowed the remaining 1,096 refugees at Kabanjahe camps to return to their villages. The villagers were not allowed to return home earlier as their villages Simacem, Bekerah, and Sukameriah - were located within the three-kilometre radius of the exclusion zone. “The three villages are now safe, and the refugees are allowed to return home,” Tarigan said. Previously, on Tuesday (Sept 24), 14,951 refugees, whose villages were located beyond the four-kilometre radius of the volcano, had returned home. Some of them were residents of Berastepu, Kinayan, and Payung villages. Mount Sinabung first erupted on Sept 17 at around 2:51 a.m. The highest mountain in North Sumatra (2,600 metres high) erupted again two days later on Tuesday at 12:13 p.m., spewing volcanic ash five kilometres into the air. Previously, Mount Sinabung had erupted twice on September 3, 2010, with the first eruption at 4:45 a.m. and the second at 6 p.m.

Jakarta to host international marathon event Antara

JAKARTA - Jakarta will host an international marathon event called the Jakarta Marathon (JakMar) on October 27, Governor Joko Widodo revealed on Monday at a press conference. “I fully support this event as we will be able to promote Jakarta to a more international audience,” the governor stated, adding that the city will be spending Rp10 billion to finance the activity. Meanwhile, Vice Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy Sapta Nirwandar, pointed out that about 5,800 persons from 43 countries, including the United Kingdom, Kenya, Ethiopia, Japan, Australia, and France had registered themselves as participants of the Jakarta Marathon. The event itself will be divided into five categories, namely a full marathon of 42 kilometers (km), a half marathon of 21 km, others of 10 km and 5 km and a marathon for children, which will be 1.3 km long. The organizing committee will be handing out a grand prize worth US$40,000 to the winner of the marathon competition. “The marathon will start commence at the National Monument area and pass through Budi Kemuliaan, the Old City, Istiqlal Mosque, Thamrin Road, the Imam Bonjol area, Rasuna Said Road, Gatot Subroto, Asia Afrika, Sudirman Road and back to the National Monument,” Nirwandar said. JakMar is one among the many sports and leisure tourism programs devised by the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, which are aimed at boosting tourist flow into to Indonesia. Indonesia has set a target for welcoming 9 million tourists this year. The target markets for tourism promotion are Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, China, Japan and South Korea. “Sixteen countries will become the target market for our tourism industry next year. In those countries we will organize a number of priority events to attract more tourists,” Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu noted. The ministry had set itself the target of attracting 1.75 million tourists from Singapore, 1.4 million tourists from Malaysia, 1.220 million tourists from Australia, 1 million tourists from China, 505 thousand tourists from Japan and 360 thousand tourists from South Korea next year, she added. The other target markets that the ministry was eyeing as a potential source of attracting tourists from was the Philippines, Taiwan, the United States, Britain, France, India, the Netherlands, the Middle East, Germany and Russia.


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HONG KONG — Chinese manufacturing activity ticked up more slowly than expected in September, according to a survey Monday, a sign the gradual recovery in the world’s No. 2 economy from an extended slowdown could be more fragile than thought. A survey by HSBC Corp. showed that manufacturing activity expanded marginally this month, rising to 50.2 from August’s 50.1. But it surprised analysts by coming in much lower than the 51.2 in a preliminary version earlier this month. The index uses a 100-point scale on which numbers below 50 indicate contraction. HSBC said the reading was still positive because although it expanded only slightly, it showed further improvement from July, when the index hit an 11-month low. “Clearly the recovery is not as strong as we thought,” said Alaistair Chan, China economist at Moody’s Analytics. Chan said he wasn’t surprised that the latest numbers came in lower than expected, because the preliminary HSBC number seemed a little stronger than other economic data released during the month suggested. “If you looked at industrial production and retail sales, they were showing some recovery but it wasn’t a big jump like 51.2 would suggest,” Chan said. China’s communist leaders have been trying to reverse a slowdown in which growth hit a two-decade low of 7.5 percent in the latest quarter. But they’ve held back on implementing broad-based measures. Instead, China has used targeted measures such as increased spending on railway construction and tax cuts for small businesses to encourage self-sustaining growth and domestic spending rather than trade and investment. The survey found that factory output grew for a second month, though at a marginal pace. New orders were flat, but new business from overseas customers grew for the first time in six months, with respondents indicating stronger demand from Europe and AP Photo In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 photo, people walk through a commercial street decorated with colorful umbrellas the United States. HSBC’s report is based on responses from 420 purchasing in Shenyang in northeast China’s Liaoning province. Chinese manufacturing activity ticked up more slowly than expected in September, according to a survey Monday, a sign the gradual recovery in the world’s No. 2 economy executives. An official purchasing managers’ index is due out on from an extended slowdown could be more fragile than thought. Tuesday.

Era ends, new chapter set for Washington Post

WASHINGTON - With Jeff Bezos set to take over The Washington Post, the big question is: Can he arrest its decline and deliver an economic model for the rest of the industry? The 49-year-old founder of Amazon could give the storied newspaper a chance to make the transition to the digital age, but it remains unclear whether he has a winning formula for ailing metropolitan daily newspapers. Bezos, who agreed in August to buy the Post for $250 million and take it private, is expected to close the deal

sometime in early October, though no official date has been disclosed. He has said little about his plans for the 136-year-old daily, which has long been seen as among the most influential in the United States, famous for its trailblazing coverage of the Watergate breakin and subsequent cover up which led to the resignation of president Richard Nixon in 1974. Bezos said in August that he had “no map” for the Post but in a recent interview with CNN he called the newspaper “an important institution,” and remarked that he was “optimistic about its future.” “It’s a personal investment. I’m

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hopeful that I can help from a distance in part by providing runway for them to do a series of experiments, in part through bringing some of the philosophy that we have used at Amazon to the Post,” he said. Some say Bezos, a pioneer in online retailing, could revitalize a traditional business where recent years have seen jobs being slashed amid sinking revenues as news and advertising moves to the Internet. “He is willing to take a long and patient view... to let things roll without worrying about profitability,” said Alan Mutter, a Silicon valleybased media consultant and former Chicago newspaper editor.

“He’s obviously a very talented businessman and has to be counted as one of the true digital natives,” who could offer new ideas. “He can look at the problems dispassionately. He didn’t go to journalism school. He did not sell ads. Most of the people in the business have been in the newspaper business, they might not be out-ofthe box thinkers.” But Peter Copeland, a former editor and executive for the EW Scripps newspaper group and now a media consultant, cautioned against dramatic change, noting that the Post’s print circulation still generates significant revenues, though

less than previously. Copeland said the Post is among the few US dailies that can draw a wide online audience outside its home market, and this gives it some flexibility. But Bezos may also help bring some hard-nosed business skills to the newspaper, long-owned by the Graham family. Bezos has pledged to keep salaries steady for one year. Guild unit co-chair Fredrick Kunkle has said members are taking a wait-and-see attitude. “There are a lot of stories about Bezos being hostile to unions,” Kunkle said, but noting he felt “hopeful” about the change in ownership.

Painters must maintain Kamasan painting style Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - During the implementation of the APEC Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, attended by thousands of delegates from 21 countries, Klungkung will be one of the regions receiving the visit of hundreds of those delegates. A total of 130 elected youth delegates supported by their government to be an APEC youth ambassador will visit the center of the Kamasan classic painting at Kamasan village, Klungkung, next October 4. However, there is little concern amid the strong worldwide attention. Apparently, the regeneration of Kamasan painters also begins to be disrupted. Even, the local painters are apprehensive due to the appearance of Kamasan classical painting having deviated from the original style. Based on the letter of the APEC Youth Program Committee received by one of the famous Kamasan painters, Nyoman Mandra, in conjunction with the implementation of the APEC in Bali, the delegates of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) would organize the APEC Voice of The Future (APEC Youth) program at Siku hamlet, Kamasan village, Klungkung. In accordance with the letter, it was an annual event held simultaneously with the ongoing meeting of

the ABAC and APEC CEO Summit where young people from 21 economic members of the APEC gathered to deepen their economic trade insights in the Asia-Pacific region as well as an effort to learn about local culture. The APEC Voices of The Future 2013 itself will be attended by more than 130 delegates aged 1725 years old. They were selected by their respective government to be an ambassador for the APEC youth program. Committee for the APEC Voices of The Future has decided the Kamasan village as one of the locations to be visited by the delegates considering it has high historical and cultural value related to the Kamasan puppet painting. In connection with the program, the delegates are not just looking at the paintings of Kamasan, but also learning firsthand the Kamasan classic painting style. Thus, the committee requested the help of Kamasan painters to teach them how to paint the Kamasan classic painting style correctly.

“As planned, there will be 13 painters accompanying the delegates to learn the Kamasan classical painting. From my hamlet (Sangging hamlet), a total of five painters are asked to accompany, while the remaining artists will come from other hamlets. Later, one painter will train ten delegates,” said a senior painter of Kamasan village, Nyoman Mandra, recently at his home at Sangging hamlet, Kamasan village. The man having a painting studio and providing training for beginners and children claimed that on the one hand it was a great honor to receive the worldwide attention through the visit of delegates. But one the other hand, he admitted to concern with the development of Kamasan painting lately. He said some painters had deviated from the original Kamasan painting style. Though admitting to be unable to stem the development and style of the Kamasan classic painting, he said it was quite disturbing the distinctiveness of the Kamasan classic painting having been preserved through generations. “For example, the Kamasan classic painting style is identical to stories of puppet characters. I have seen a Kamasan painting style featuring a puppet figure but coming with a surf board,” said the

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A tourist listening to explanation from tour guide about Kamasan style painting that exist in Kerta Gosha, Klungkung. A total of 130 elected youth delegates supported by their government to be an APEC youth ambassador will visit the center of the Kamasan classic painting at Kamasan village, Klungkung, next October 4.

painter who is now fighting against neurological diseases suffered since 1986. He also hoped the painters of Kamasan classic style could maintain the quality of the painting. Thus, the activist of Kamasan painting style did not only feature

the quantity due to high demand from outside. “I see a lot of painters have not given the spirit to their paintings. A painter must be able to maintain the quality, not just quantity and pursue a specific target,” he concluded. (gik)

Bali garment industry no longer prominent BALI textile industry in the 1980s looked like a comely and energetic girl and even became excellent after tourism. Now, it increasingly grows older and has difficulty to breathe. The golden period of Bali textile has now left a myriad of pains. Difficulties coming repeatedly one after another have made the Bali textile companies in suspended animation. Aside from being unable to bear the too high production cost, the decline in the textile industry is also weakened by the price hike of the subsidized fuel (BBM), the entry of cheaper foreign textile products as well as a series of tax pressures. In addition, it is also aggravated by the lack of attention given by local government in Bali. Evidently, dozens of local textile entrepreneurs registered in the Indonesian Textile Association (API) of Bali had been out of business due to incapability of facing the onslaught of imported products. It was revealed in the discussion entitled “Bali Textiles No Longer Become a Leading Industry” presenting a number of speakers such as the Council Advisory to the API Bali, Anak Agung Ngurah Mahendra, an economist doubling as lecturer from the Udayana University, Prof. Rahyuda, a representative of the Denpasar Industry and Trade Agency, Made Parama Dyaksa and two for-

mer textile businesswomen who had switched their profession like Ayu Rai Sriwulan and Anak Agung Citra Chrisna. According to AA Ngurah Mahendra previously serving as Chairman of the API Bali, when talking about the quality, the quality of Bali textile was not inferior to the products of competitors such as the textile products of China and Thailand that were currently flooding the market at cheap price. However, the product of Bali textiles could not compete against the mass production. “China is unmatched in terms of mass production. It can sell products at low price and this will continue until the AFTA 2015 where the low-priced imported textile products will surely flood the market,” he explained. Responding to the AFTA implementation, the government had not provided a solution that could increase the production of textiles in large amount and mass production.

“The government should start to take side with Bali entrepreneurs developing specific textile products such as endek and other weaving textiles. Besides, the government especially the local government must also provide facilities such as taxes and electricity for textile industries that really bring in foreign exchanges,” he said. “Just imagine that based on the recent data, the per capita consumption of clothing reaches 12.8 kg per year. If multiplied by 240 million people of Indonesia, the average production of domestic industries to meet consumer is 100 times of the capacity of industry and it still lacks, but why do many entrepreneurs go out of business? Definitely, it has something to do with unclear distribution mechanism of the supply and demand that must get the attention from the government,” he said. He also regretted the organizations like the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), the Indonesia Association of Young Entrepreneurs (Hipmi) or other economic players were never invited or asked to give input in the policy making related to trade and industry before setting forth into planning in the respective region. “At the moment, the institu-

tion looks to work independently, so that the industry formerly becoming an excellent sector in Bali has no longer existed,” he said. Need trade center The economist Prof. Rahyuda said the declining export performance of textile and textile products should be addressed to improve the competitiveness of domestic industries. Such measure was necessary to deal with similar industries from other countries. Tight competition, taxation and shortage of labor pursuing in the sector were admitted to have made the garment industries in Bali go bankrupt. Bali textile collapsed due to many factors. One of them was the falling demand due to decline in quality of the products. Moreover, the price is too high or the users have switched to similar products from other countries. “The decline in demand gradually has an impact that more companies go bankrupt,” he explained. He further added that Bali had become an international market since the Dutch period. Unluckily, it was not well managed. If Bali wanted to revive through its garment industry, the government had to facilitate it.

One of the ways was by making up a market so that everyone knew the different types of garments or better known as trade center accommodating the garment and other industries. “If foreign buyers or consumers would like to see their needs in person and make transaction in large amount, they can do it right there. Thus, the producers and consumers no longer need to perform individual activities like exhibition because the products can be found in the trade center,” he advised. For the trade center, the government could at least use the regional budget which tax could be handled, and if necessary, it could be proposed to state budget so that it became a national trade center. “If businessmen work together to make the trade center, even it will not be good. If it is totally established by private sector, the trade center can be unprofitable for small producers. On the contrary, if the government can realize it with adequate facilities, I have confidence that all small producers will gain an equal position and opportunities. Thus, they will just compete in terms of quality of service and product,” he explained. (kmb28)


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Land conversion on slopes of Mount Batur into plantation area

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authority had just started managing the region since 2010. All this time, responding to the rampant land conversion, his party was trying to find a solution with the Forestry Agency. The matter of forest conversion in the region did not only occur in the conservation forests managed by the KSDA, but also in the production forests managed by the Bangli Forest Agency. Even, added Catur, his party had also appealed to Bangli County government as well as the other stakeholders in order not to make the region a political object by providing a number of agricultural facilities because the presence of farmers that opened the plantation areas was categorized to be illegal.

Numerous billboards mounted on several road side shade trees had been dismantled by the Public Order Officer (Satpol PP) and Gianyar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), Sunday (Sep 29). Cleanup against the illegal billboards was carried out along Jalan Dharmagiri, Gianyar. Approximately 30 billboards disciplined were mounted on trees by fastening and nailing them to the shade trees. Dozens of the dismantled billboards also belonged to the authority of Gianyar Police. Discipline and demolition of the billboards mounted on shade trees was based on Regional Bylaw No.12/1992 concerning with Sanitation and Public Order, explained Chief of Gianyar Public Order Officer, I Gede Daging. Existence of such billboards could not just actually be found on Jalan Dharmagiri. As observation, similar billboards mounted on shade trees in Gianyar region could also be found at the entrance of Gianyar (Batubulan). A number of shade trees were mounted with billboards. Even, their condition had been shabby and torn. Such condition diminished the

beautiful appearance on entering into Gianyar. “Such an event will be carried out regularly so that the existing shade trees along the road side will not be used as a medium for mounting illegal billboards,” said Chief of Gianyar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, I Wayan Kujus Pawitra. According to the former head of the Public Order Officer, the cleanup activity was undertaken to realize the clean and comfortable atmosphere of Gianyar County. Thus, the shade trees meant to beautify and soothe the roads would not turn damaged because they were mounted with banners. Meanwhile, Regional Secretary of Gianyar, Ida Bagus Gaga Adi Saputra, appealed to people not to put up billboards of any kind, either billboards, banners or other things on road side shade trees. In addition to breaking laws, it could also damage the trees themselves. Due to installation of those banners used nails, it could inhibit the growth of trees. If the practices were tolerated, they could harm and even caused the shade trees to die whereas they were very useful in terms of enhancing the aesthetic and the comfort of road users. (kmb16)

Israel’s Netanyahu warns White House about Iran JERUSALEM — Mortified that the world may be warming up to Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking an unpopular message to the White House and the United Nations this week: Don’t be fooled by Tehran’s new leadership.

Theslopes of Mount Batur tunr into plantation area

Previously, the Bangli Agriculture, Plantation and Forestry Agency (P3) did not dismiss the conversion of protected forest in Kintamani. Based on official

record of the P3 Bangli, the forest area in Kintamani region currently reached 9,341.38 hectares consisting of 6,200.28 hectares of protected forest, 435 hectares

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of limited production forest and 2,075 hectares of nature tourism forest. Of the acreage, a few had been converted into plantation and illegal concrete buildings. (ina)

As harming shade trees, Despite being hazardous, consumers billboards dismantled remain to chase illegal cosmetics Gianyar (Bali Post)—

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Rampant land conversion does not only happen to paddy fields. In the area of Kintamani, the land conversion also occurred in forest areas. Even, the slopes of Mount Batur that must be conserved are even converted into horticultural plantations. Despite happening for long time, the Bangli government seems to neglect it without providing a clear handling. As observation of Bali Post, the land conversion occurred along the hiking trail to Mount Batur. Forest land was transformed by surrounding residents to cultivate tomatoes, peppers and other horticultural crops. As for watering, the residents took advantage of the water of Lake Batur by using a pipe. Related to that matter, the Conservation Section Head of Regional II, the Bali Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), Ketut Catur Marbawa, did not dismiss it on Sunday (Sep 29). According to him, such land conversion had actually happened for very long time before the existence of Bukit Payang and Mount Batur Nature Tourism Park managed by the KSDA. The KSDA

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After finding fresh cakes containing hazardous substances such as Rhodamine, and illegal food products remaining on the market whose number tending to decrease, in fact the illegal distribution of cosmetic products throughout 2012 also added the series of discovery by the Bali Agency for Food and Drug Control (BBPOM). As evidence, of the 917 items of product or totally equivalent to 28,253 packages of medicinal, food, cosmetic and hazardous products destroyed by the BBPOM Bali lately, they mostly consisted of cosmetic products containing mercury, hydroquinone, bleach and others reaching 499 items or equivalent to 11,693 packages. They caused state losses worth IDR 245 million. Even, many consumers remained to apply them even though having known the consequences. “This indicates that not all people have the understanding on the hazards of illegal cosmetic products. To that end, we endlessly make supervision, socialization and checking,” said the Head of Inspection and Investigation of

the BBPOM Bali, I Wayan Eka Ratnata. Although the inspection had been carried out to traders located at nooks and crannies, there was possibility if such products were still on sale. To sell such a small cosmetic package, it did necessarily have to open a store or cosmetics counter. It could be sold through door-to-door selling and was even faster and better known. “When the cosmetics have been proved to contain hazardous substances, we are sometimes difficult to conduct re-inspection because the peddling location has moved or is not permanent,” he said. Meanwhile, when met at separate location, the Director of Bali Consumer Care Foundation (YLPK), Putu Armaya, said the level of people’s understanding on the illegal food and drugs remained low, so that relevant agency chiefly the BBPOM was advisable to disseminate related information to general public by direct socialization to community. “The BBPOM is encouraged not only to perform confiscation, elimination and coaching to traders, but must also have the courage to drag them

to legal realm. Otherwise, there will be no deterrent effect on the traders,” he said. Besides, his party also urged consumers to be vigilant and careful. They should not purchase any cheap cosmetic products without knowing the contents. Thus, he suggested consumers to choose the safe and branded food and drug products as well as cosmetics and they were widely used. Just a reminder, chiefly for cosmetic products, the BPOM had issued a public warning for almost every year. Some of the products categorized to be illegal and hazardous contained mercury, hydroquinone, retinoic acid, K.3 red dye (CI 15585), K.10 red dye (Rhodamine B) and K.1 orange dye (CI 12075). The substances were prohibited to be used in cosmetic products because they were hazardous for health. Hazardous cosmetic products were divided into three categories, namely the facial and eye makeup cosmetics, skin care cosmetics and toiletry cosmetics. Among the many brands, there were even a few brands having been well known and trusted by consumers. (kmb28)

Netanyahu contends Iran is using conciliatory gestures as a smoke screen to conceal an unabated march toward a nuclear bomb. He will deliver those strong words of caution — and fresh intelligence — in an attempt to persuade the U.S. to maintain tough economic sanctions and not allow the Islamic republic to develop a bomb or even move closer to becoming a nuclear threshold state. With the White House cautiously optimistic about its dialogue with Iran, Monday’s meeting between Netanyahu and President Barack Obama could be tense. “I will tell the truth in the face of the sweet talk and the onslaught of smiles,” Netanyahu said before boarding his flight to the U.S. on Sunday. “Telling the truth today is vital for the security and peace of the world and, of course, it is vital for the security of the state of Israel.” Israeli leaders watched with great dismay what they derisively call the “smiley campaign” by Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, last week. Rouhani delivered a conciliatory speech at the United

Nations in which he repeated Iran’s official position that it has no intention of building a nuclear weapon and declared his readiness for new negotiations with the West. Capping off the visit, Rouhani and Obama held a 15-minute phone call as the Iranian leader was traveling to the airport. By the end of the call, the first conversation between the nation’s leaders in 34 years, Obama was suggesting that a breakthrough on the nuclear issue could portend even deeper ties between the U.S. and Iran. U.S. and European diplomats hailed a “very significant shift” in Iran’s attitude and tone. For Netanyahu, such sentiments are nothing short of a nightmare. For years, he has warned that Iran is steadily marching toward development of nuclear weapons, an assessment that is widely shared by the West because of Iran’s continued enrichment of uranium and its run-ins with international nuclear inspectors. The Israeli prime minister contends Rouhani’s outreach is a ploy to ease international sanctions and buy time. Iran says its nuclear program is

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for peaceful purposes only. Israel considers a nuclear-armed Iran an unacceptable threat, given repeated Iranian assertions that the

Jewish state should not exist. Israel has a long list of other grievances against Iran, citing its support for hostile Arab militant groups, its

Typhoon leaves 74 missing in China as Thailand, Vietnam brace for floods Reuters

BEIJING/BANGKOK - Seventy-four Chinese fishermen were missing on Monday after a typhoon sunk three fishing boats in the South China Sea as Thailand and Vietnam braced for torrential rain

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Residents wade through a flooded street with a partly-submerged car at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 following heavy rains brought about by Typhoon Usagi.

and flooding. The ships were hit by Typhoon Wutip on Sunday as they navigated gales near the Paracel Islands, about 330 km from China’s island province of Hainan, state news agency Xinhua said, citing sources with the Hainan maritime search and rescue center. Rescuers had rescued 14 survivors, the sources said. The boats were sailing from the southern province of Guangdong. Rains from the storm are expected to reach Vietnam on Monday before hitting Thailand on Tuesday. Thai officials warned that more heavy rains could inundate already flood-hit areas of the northeast. At least 22 people have been killed in this year’s flooding. “We’re expecting more floods,” Teerat Ratanasevi, a government spokesman, told reporters on Monday. “Soldiers have been asked to help evacuate people trapped in flood zones.” Authorities in central Vietnam have moved children and elderly people to schools and other more solid buildings ahead of the storm. In the central province of Quang Tri, an estimated 82,000 people would need to be evacuated if Wutip made a direct hit, a government statement said. Vietnam said heavy rain had been falling in several central provinces while flooding and landslides could strike the region later this week. Typhoons gather strength from warm sea water and tend to dissipate after making landfall. They frequently hit Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong and southern China during a typhoon season that lasts from early summer to late autumn.

development of long-range missiles and alleged Iranian involvement in attacks on Israeli targets in Europe and Asia.

UK boat company suspends service after blaze

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LONDON - A British tour boat company has suspended its boat trips on the River Thames after a dangerous fire onboard one of its vessels forced the rescue of some 30 people. London Duck Boat Tour said Monday its river operations will be halted until the cause of the fire has been established. It will be offering only land-based tours. Passengers abandoned the amphibious “duck boat” after it was nearly engulfed by flames and heavy smoke and had to be rescued from the river Saturday. Three people were treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation. The company says it is cooperating with investigators.


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MOFFETT FIELD, California — NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need. The printers would serve as a flying factory of infinite designs, creating objects by extruding layer upon layer of plastic from long strands coiled around large spools. Doctors use them to make replacement joints and artists use them to build exquisite jewelry. In NASA labs, engineers are 3-D printing small satellites that could shoot out of the Space Station and transmit data to earth, as well as replacement parts and rocket pieces that can survive extreme temperatures. “Any time we realize we can 3-D print something in space, it’s like Christmas,” said inventor Andrew Filo, who is consulting with NASA on the project. “You can get rid of concepts like rationing, scarce or irreplaceable.” The spools of plastic could eventually replace racks of extra

instruments and hardware, although the upcoming mission is just a demonstration printing job. “If you want to be adaptable, you have to be able to design and manufacture on the fly, and that’s where 3-D printing in space comes in,” said Dave Korsmeyer, director of engineering at NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, about 35 miles south of San Francisco. For the first 3-D printer in space test slated for fall 2014, NASA had more than a dozen machines to choose from, ranging from $300 desktop models to $500,000 warehouse builders. All of them, however, were built for use on Earth, and space travel presented challenges, from the loads and vibrations of launch to the stresses of working in orbit, including microgravity, differing

air pressures, limited power and variable temperatures. As a result, NASA hired Silicon Valley startup Made In Space to build something entirely new. “Imagine an astronaut needing to make a life-or-death repair on the International Space Station,” said Aaron Kemmer, CEO of Made in Space. “Rather than hoping that the necessary parts and tools are on the station already, what if the parts could be 3-D printed when they needed them?” When staffing his start up in 2010, Kemmer and his partners warned engineers there would be ups and downs — nauseating ones. In more than a dozen flights in NASA’s “vomit comet” reduced-gravity aircraft, Made In Space scientists tested printer after printer.

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London police use super recognizers to fight crime

For APEC security, personnel at Gilimanuk increased

LONDON — Paul Hyland almost never forgets a face. He’s a “super recognizer,” and that’s giving an unusual kind of help to his employer: Scotland Yard. Several years ago, for example, London police were on the lookout for a burglar wanted for nine robberies. About a month after seeing the burglar’s picture, Hyland and two colleagues were stuck in traffic. “I looked up and noticed this guy coming out of a university and knew it was him,” Hyland recalled, adding that neither of his colleagues recognized the burglar. Hyland arrested the suspect, who confessed after questioning. “If I’ve met someone before and see them again, I’ll usually know where I know them from, even if I can’t remember their name,” he said. How does Hyland do it? Nobody knows. But since 2011, about 200 London police officers have been recruited to an elite squad of super recognizers. Officials say they have tripled the number of criminal suspects identified from surveillance photos or on the street each week, and even helped prevent some crimes like muggings, drug deals and assaults. “When we have an image of an unidentified criminal, I know exactly who to ask instead of sending it out to everyone and getting a bunch of false leads,” said Mick Neville, Detective Chief Inspector at Scotland Yard. Neville started the super recognizer unit after realizing the police had no system for identifying criminals based on images, unlike those for DNA and fingerprints. The unit proved especially valuable after riots hit London in the summer of 2011. After the violence, Scotland Yard combed through hundreds of hours of surveillance video. So far, there have been nearly 5,000 arrests; around 4,000 of those were based on police identifications of suspects from video images. The super recognizers were responsible for nearly 30 percent of the identifications, including one officer who identified almost 300 people. A facial recognition software program made only one successful identification, according to Neville. Weeks before the Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest street festival in Europe, kicked off last month, the super recognizers were given images of known criminals and gang members. After the carnival began, 17 super recognizers holed up in a control room to study surveillance footage and spot the potential troublemakers. Once targeted people were identified, police officers were sent to the scene as a pre-emptive strategy. Neville said that likely prevented some crimes like thefts and assaults.

NEGARA - Ahead of the APEC Summit held in Bali, the entrance into Gilimanuk Harbor has been strictly guarded by the officers. Jembrana Police increased its personnel to guard the entrance. Besides, police also conducted highway patrol and judicial operations in respective subdistrict police. The Operations Division Head of Jembrana Police, Wayan Surata, with permission from the Chief of Jembrana Police, Komang Sandi Arsana, said on Sunday (Sep 29) the security at the Gilimanuk Harbor before and during the APEC Summit was carried out in multi layered. The personnel stationed at the harbor were increased to 117 members. Additionally, they were assisted by the personnel of Bali Police Mobile Brigade, Marine Police of Jembrana Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI). Previously the number of personnel alerted at the location came to 105 officers. Other than at Gilimanuk Harbor, the traditional ports spreading across the coastal areas of Jembrana also got supervision. Police also recently built a water monitoring post at Medewi, Pekutatan. A total of nine police officers from Pekutatan Police were alerted in the post. Meanwhile, aside from security at the harbor, the Gilimanuk Marine Police also performed judicial operations and highway patrol led in person by the Chief of Gilimanuk Marine Police, Made Prihenjagat. The operation was intended to strengthen the existing security at the entrance into Bali. It was commenced by traffic operations conducted outside the Gilimanuk Harbor. Despite getting security checks at the harbor, the entire vehicles heading for Denpasar were inspected related to the completeness of their papers and freights. The officers also checked the identity of the driver and passenger of the vehicles to ensure the passersby. Inspection of the freight was intended to anticipate the entry of hazardous goods into Bali via Gilimanuk. Police also conducted judicial operations to stores and a number of market trader stalls. A number of market stalls were occupied by migrant population. After being checked, they had not been able to present their identity card. Instead, they just brought the copy of identity card. Afterward, they were asked to come to the office of Gilimanuk headman. In addition to market traders, the officers also inspected the hawkers at the harbor. (kmb26)

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Tools and parts made by a 3D printer are displayed at Made in Space on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Mountain View, Calif.

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Personnel of Indonesian army conducted a drill on securing APEC Summit. The IX/Udayana Military Regional Command will be assisted by Bali Police, local government and other supporting elements to implement the security by deploying a large enough number of personnel.

Army trained to securing APEC Summit

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DENPASAR - Being the host of the APEC Summit 2013 is a great honor for Indonesia and Bali in particular. As it is an international event bringing the reputation of the country, a variety of security preparations and training were held in securing the APEC Summit as organized on Sunday (Sep 29).

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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, PC Paul Hyland a Metropolitan Police super recognizer poses for photographs beside computer screens at the force’s New Scotland Yard headquarters in London.

Personnel of the IX/Udayana Military Regional Command conducted an exercise related in the matter of picking-up and escorting the APEC state guests from Ngurah Rai Airport to Nusa Dua. The IX/Udayana Military Regional Command will be assisted by Bali Police, local government and other supporting elements to implement the security by deploying a large enough number of personnel. In addition, it also requires the clarity of roles and responsibilities as well as effective and efficient chain of command, so that the goals and objectives of the security could be achieved optimally. It is especially intended for the security of the objects where the activities take place such as the safeguard-

ing of route, physical/non-physical security of the head of state or head of government, neighborhood and all participants of the APEC. Such readiness had been prepared much earlier by the IX/Udayana Military Regional Command by conducting readiness exercises for all the soldiers and equipment. Obviously, all the soldiers on duty in the field could understand and master the standard operating procedures (SOP) of the VVIP security in accordance with their respective duties and responsibilities. Not only that, they should also uphold the discipline and understand the effective and efficient chain of command in order the safeguarding tasks could be accomplished accordingly. “With

maximal exercise, soldiers will be able to prevent idleness by improving sensitivity to all the possibilities that can be exploited by others,” affirmed the Command of Information Taskforce Unit, Robert, last Sunday. He hoped the soldiers did not hesitate to take action and improve the coordination optimally with all the elements associated with the safeguarding tasks. The exercise involving all the security forces such as the Harbor Security Taskforce, Airport Security Taskforce, Route Security Taskforce, Traffic Route and Parking Security Taskforce and the Reserve Taskforce was attended by the officials of the IX/Udayana Military Regional Command. (kmb21)

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Ahead of the APEC Summit held in Bali, the entrance into Gilimanuk Harbor has been strictly guarded by the officers. Jembrana Police increased its personnel to guard the entrance. Besides, police also conducted highway patrol and judicial operations in respective subdistrict police.


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Peak of Jero Ketut cremation

Bade tower carried, some 8,000 people get involved in procession Amlapura (Bali Post)—

Peak procession of Jero Ketut (refined name of mouse) cremation took place at the mouse cemetery of Ababi customary village, Karangasem, Sunday (Sep 29). The cremation was marked with cremating the corpse at mouse cemetery of Pikat hamlet, exactly at the local village downstream. After cremating the corpse along the ritual, it was resumed with floating ritual to Jasri Beach, Karangasem. Chief of the Ababi customary village, Wayan Sudiarsa, climbed to bade tower carried by dozens of local residents. As in the cremation of human dead bodies, Sudiasa also held the ulap-ulap of preserved bird of paradise. A convoy of about 8,000 Ababi customary villagers consisting of parents and children accompanied the bade cremation and all the cremation paraphernalia to the mouse cemetery located about 1.5 km from the location of cremation. Customary Village Chief Wayan Sudiarsa accompanied by Chairman of Cremation Committee Ketut Wijana and priest of Puseh Temple of local village Jero Mangku Arya Tatar delivered the cremation should be regularly held every 10 years. Due to economic incapability, the local residents mostly consisting of farmers could just hold the mouse cremation this year, where the last event was made 21 years ago. Jro Mangku Arya Tatar conveyed that Ababi residents experienced a misery because their plants continued to be plagued by mice. Their paddy plants in the field always faced crop failure or the results always much decreased because the mouse attack proliferated. Even, people were frightened to see the huge numbers of mouse attacking their paddy plants. They believed they were not ordinary mice because some were as large as a cat. They were even colorful such as white, red, black and multicolored. Responding to such condition, people assumed it unusual mouse attack but it might be caused by absence of mouse cremation that had not long been held. Having held some meetings, people then

Hill ranges of Bangli look shabby

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The peak of Jero Ketut cremation ceremony in Ababi Village, Karangasem Regency agreed to hold a mouse cremation that essentially posed the prevention of pest or nangluk merana. Nangluk merana, added Jero Mangku Arya Tatar, had also been held in Tabanan, Kuta or Serangan. However, the procession was different and not named Jero Ketut cremation, but nangluk merana. In essence, he added, the procession was similar to cremation of human bodies. However, in the mouse cremation, it was humanized first so that it turned to pitra (human spirit). Thus, it was also called Pitra Yajña. The mouse cremation was aimed at upgrading the spirit of mouse to become pitra. In appropriate with the resource person in the dharma vacana (sermon) delivered earlier at local village by Ida Pandita Dukuh Dharma Daksha, it was intended to give cremation ritual to the spirit, not the body. Similarly, as in the human cremation, it was not to give ritual to the body, but to human spirit. At the level of spirit, they were the same, namely the smallest spark of God, but the difference only lay in

physical form of human and mouse. At the level of spirit was the same and the spirit of mouse was raised to pitra. However, for mouse was enough in the level of cremation and there was no longer ngeroras and ngenteg linggih. Significance of the mouse cremation was similar to nangluk merana namely upgrading the spirit of mouse so that it would no longer be born as mouse, but born in higher degree of life. With such amount of mouse, they were expected to no longer proliferate and gobble the paddy plants. The cremation of Jero Ketut was attended by the Regent of Karangasem I Wayan Geredeg and Chairman of the Karangasem House I Gede Dana, representative of Hindu Dharma Council of Indonesia (PHDI) of Bali Wayan Astika, the Head of PHDI Karangasem and Chief of Customary Village Middle Assembly of Karangasem I Wayan Artha Dipa and other invitees. The cremation itself was officiated over by Ida Pandita Dukuh Arya Dwija Putra from Griya Semalun, Ababi. (013)

A number of hill ranges in Bangli are increasingly making apprehensive due to rampant dredging carried out by community. As a result, the land located on the cliffs and hill ranges becomes damaged and shabby. Even, many dredging activities conducted by using heavy equipment on private land do not have a permit. Based on observation of Bali Post on Sunday (Sep 29), the land dredging rampantly occurred in the area of Susut, Bangli. Many lands located on the heights were dredged. The dredged land was usually sold for backfill. Meanwhile, the remaining dredged land was used to open a business premise or residential area. Other than in Susut, similar dredging activities also occurred in Kubu, Bangli. The land located exactly on the edge of the road looked to be dredged with a number of heavy equipments. According to information, the dredged land was deliberately sold by the land owner for backfill to repair the road on the Kayubihi – Kintamani road section. Condition of the environmental damage caused by the dredging was deplored by Deputy Chairman of the Bangli House, Made Sudiasa. According to him, the rampant land dredging occurred recently was the impact of the lack of oversight made by the executive. Supposedly, the land dredging should comply with a number of rules, where one of which was licensing

because it involved the risk of environmental damage. “Indeed, we can find a lot of dredging activities. They happen because the executive does not do proper supervision against the people performing the dredging. Although it is done on private property, the government should be able to supervise in accordance with the applicable rules related to the dredging itself,” he said. The politician from Undisan village also deplored the lack of efforts made by the Environmental Agency including the Public Order Officer (Satpol PP) in enforcing the rules to preserve the environment. “Why do the Environment Agency and Public Order Officer not have initiative to notify the public whether it is allowed or not to do the dredging on private land?” he said. Sudiasa worried if it was allowed to continue, such an activity could possibly accelerate the environmental degradation in Bangli. Meanwhile, the Head of Bangli Environment Agency, Ida Bagus Armaya, met some time ago admitted to feel apprehensive with the environmental degradation occurred in Bangli. However, his party could not do much because the dredging occurred on private property. “We deeply regret the occurrence of such environmental damage. Indeed, the dredging rampantly occurred on the hills, but they are carried out on private land. Nevertheless, the environmental conservation must also be considered,” he said. (ina)

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Sentosa Seminyak opened Salt Tapas

SEMINYAK - Salt tapas, by Luke Mangan, held its’ Grand Opening last Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Sentosa Seminyak Resort and Spa, from 7.00pm – 8.30pm for a select group of VIP’s, and then for the general public after 8.30pm, until late into the night. One of Australia’s leading chefs and restaurateurs, Luke Mangan is regarded as a shining star of Australia’s culinary culture. Offering the highest standards of food, wine and service, Salt tapas brings a unique Australian twist to the modern tapas bar. The Grand Opening of Salt tapas featured a varied selection of tapas and canapes of “simple food done well,” said Mangan. With six customized recipe items utilizing local produce, and adding the prominent Mangan touch, Salttapasfeatured its’ famous tapas to a VIP crowd of over 300 guests. To complement the down-toearth brand of Salt, classic cocktails and beverages echoing the excessive ‘50’s, ‘60’s and ‘70’s,

were on offer for the guests, in the form of four thirst-quenching gin and rum cocktails, such as the “Seminyak Smash,” along with sponsored wines, champagne and mixed spirits. The Grand Opening, in conjunction with the launch of Design Dope, showcased local fashion designer talents in a 30 minute fashion parade, on a custom-built stage, on Club Sentosa’s swimming pool. Guest DJ’s Joe White, Niina and Nick Fields further highlighted the evening’s festivities. Set in the heart of Seminyak, and newly rebranded, Sentosa Seminyak is a luxury worldclass 5-star villa resort built on 3.5 hectares of land comprising 43 luxury villas in three, four and five bedroom configura-

tions. Each spacious villa has been designed with comfort, tranquility, and style in mind, and boasts a private pool set amidst tropical gardens. Fully equipped gourmet kitchens, en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans, complete furniture and fittings, cable TVs, and surround-sound audio systems, are all included. Designed around a “Bali Village” concept, the resort has Wi-Fi connection throughout. In addition, the resort offers a world-class gymnasium overlooking the 35meter rock pool, for those who prefer to work out rather than chill out. Sentosa Seminyak’s luxurious day spa’s signature treatments, are available in both the spa, and in the privacy of the villas.

Calendar Event for August 24 through September 28, 2013 24 Aug Purnama Sasih Kawulu & Tumpek Landep Pura Mutering Jagat Dalem Sidakarya Desa Adat Sidakarya Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel-Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Agung Pasek Tangguntiti Kaler Tabanan Pura Agung Pasek Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Kediri Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuninng Barat Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling -Sengguan Singapadu Pura Kawitan Wangbang Pinatih Peguyangan Singaraja Pura Bujangga Waisnawa Tegalcangkring Tabanan Pura Taman Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Penataran Pande Dalem Batur Jati Banjar Pandean Mengwi Pura Dalem Pingit Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang Pura Dadia Pasek Gelgel-Gobleg Desa Selat Sukasada Buleleng Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Pinatih Tulikup Banjar Menak Tulikup Gianyar Pura Penataran Pande Kusamba-Klungkung Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pamerajan Alit Ubud Pura Batur Arya “Warih Kepaon” Cengolo Sudimara Tabanan Pura Dalem Majapahit Banjar Denuma Kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Dalem batur Bangli Pura Buana Kawan Besakih Pura Ida Ratu Pasek Besakih Pura Dalem Suci Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem 25 Aug Hari Redite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar

28 Aug Buda Wage Ukir Pura Pejenengan Kawitan Arya Tauman Banjar Jelantik Kuri Batu Desa Tojan Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih (Alit) Besakih Pura Pasek bendesa Pasar Badung Legian Kuta Pura Gede Gunugn Agung D u k u h Munggu Badung Hyang Agung Pura Ibuwanasari Tegal Pura Puseh, Desa di Bebablang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Selat Kerobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Desa Sading Mengwi Badung Pemerajan Sareng Kangin Baleran Ubud 3 Sep Anggarkasih Kulantir Pura Penataran Tangkas Sukawati Pura Dalem Lagan Bebalang Bangli Pura Puseh Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Penulisan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Gaduh Sanding Pura Dalem Gandamayu Klungkung Pura Sang Hyang Tegal Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang 4 Sep Tilem Sasih Karo Banjar Pasek Tangkas Pasekan Kaler Tabanan Pura Gaduh Benoh Ubung Denpasar 8 Sep Redite Keliwon Tulu Pura Dalem Alas Harum Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kediri Tabanan 9 Sep Soma Umanis Tulu Pura Puseh Bale Agung Ubung Kupang Penebel Tabanan Pura Kawitan Sakula Gotra Pasung Grigih Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kaba kaba

Kediri Tabanan Pura Paibon Tangkas Kori Agung Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Pura Batu Medeg Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Penatih banjar saba 11 Sep Buda Pon Tulu Pura Catur Buana Sanding Tampaksiring 12 Sep Wrespati Wage Tolu Pura Peninjoan Besakih 18 Sep Buda Kliwon Gumbreg Pura Pasek Gelgel kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mambang Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Puseh, Desa Guwang Sukawati Pura Dalem Setra Batu Nanggul Desa Swana Nusa Penida Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Ketewel 19 Sep Purnama Sasih Ketiga Pura Gunung Sari Lombok Pura Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Kubu Karangasem Pura Pedharman Arya Telabah Besakih Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah Desa Batur kintamani Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Salahin Desa Suwat Gianyar 25 Sep Buda Paing Wariga Pura Pasek Gaduh Kayubihi Bangli 28 Sep Hari Tumpek Uduh Pura puseh, desa Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Desa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih

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Luke Mangan

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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Rio de Janeiro dreams of (being) Hollywood Associated Press Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO — For Mayor Eduardo Paes, it’s not enough that Rio de Janeiro is both an Olympic and a World Cup host city. He’s determined to turn Rio into a Woody Allen city, too, and has gone to extraordinary lengths to persuade the director to shoot a movie here, meeting with Allen’s sister, dispatching him handwritten notes and even pledging to underwrite 100 percent of production costs. Allen hasn’t taken Paes up on his offer, but the mayor continues to lobby hard. Scoring a film by the legendary director would help

cement Paes’ vision for the city: to turn Rio into a cinema hub, the Los Angeles of South America.

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Argentina’s director Juan Jose Campanella talks during an interview at the Rio Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

While Hollywood needn’t watch its back just yet, there’s no doubt that Brazil’s film industry is booming. The country is on track to make 100 feature films this year, up from 30 in 2003, and it’s increasingly sought out by foreign productions cashing in on the government’s generous subsidies and incentives. New studio complexes are in the works, and cinemas are mushrooming across Brazil to keep pace with ever-growing numbers of movie-goers, many of them new members of the middle class who were pulled out of poverty by a decade of booming economic growth. “The big shift is that now many more people have disposable income,” said Adrien Muselet, chief operating officer of RioFilme, the city government’s film finance company. “Once you’ve covered your basic necessities, bought your fridge and your washing machine, what do you want next? Fun. And for many people, that means the movies.” The new viewers have helped push Brazil’s box office gross from $327 million in 2008 to $737 million last year, according to the trade publication Filme B. That puts Brazil among the top 10 movie consuming countries in the world, said Muselet, and the industry is taking note. With its population of 204 million, this South American

giant is increasingly factoring into the major United States studios’ strategic calculations. “When you take an American blockbuster and you set it here in Brazil, even for just a couple of scenes, it just explodes in the box office here,” said Muselet, pointing to “Breaking Dawn,” part of the “Twilight” series of teen vampire movies, which was filmed partially on location in Rio and the coastal colonial city of Paraty. Brazilians flocked to the movie, and the country ended up being the film’s second biggest market. Other big Hollywood productions such as “Fast Five” of the “Fast and Furious” franchise and the Sylvester Stallone vehicle “The Expendables” were also partially shot here in recent years. “Billy Elliot” director Stephen Daldry’s “Trash” is currently rolling.

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‘Breaking Bad’ is ending run still looking good Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — The supply is running low and you know there won’t be more. “Breaking Bad” stands to leave its fans reeling. For five seasons of wickedness, this AMC drama has set viewers face-to-face with the repellent but irresistible Walter White and the dark world he embraced as he spiraled into evil. With the end imminent (Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT), who can say what fate awaits this teacher-turneddrug-lord for the havoc he has wreaked on everyone around him. This is more than the end of a TV series. It’s a cultural moment, arriving as the show has logged record ratings, bagged a best-drama Emmy and even scored this week’s cover of The New Yorker magazine. Up through the penultimate episode, “Breaking Bad” has been as potent and pure as the “blue sky” crystal meth Walter cooked with such skill. Judging from that consistency in storytelling and in performances by such stars as Bryan Cranston (Walter White), Aaron Paul (his sidekick Jesse Pinkman), Anna Gunn (who just won an Emmy as Walt’s wife) and Betsy Brandt, the end will likely pack unforgiving potency. But one thing is dead sure: It will be

beautiful. “Breaking Bad” has often been described as addictive, and if that’s so, the look of the show is its own habitforming drug. Michael Slovis, the series’ four-times-Emmy-nominated director of photography, has been cooking up that look since the series’ sophomore

season. “I go for the emotion in the scene, not to overtake it, but to help it along,” said Slovis over a recent lunch in Manhattan. “With ‘Breaking Bad,’ I recognized very early that I had a story and performances that could stand up to a bold look.” Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have one final day to try to prevent the first US government shutdown in 17 years, but a deal appeared remote Monday as congressional leaders showed little intent to compromise.

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This 2012 photo released by AMC shows cinematographer Michael Slovis, left, taking a measurement as Bryan Cranston, center, and costar Aaron Paul, background right, stand by on the set of “Breaking Bad.” The series finale will air on Sunday, Sept. 29.

With Congress going into crunch sessions ahead of an 11:59 pm (0359 GMT Tuesday) deadline, a House Republican leader offered a glimmer of hope when he hinted that his party could offer a new plan that might pass muster in the Democratic-held Senate. “I think the House will get back together in enough time, send another provision not to shut the government down, but to fund it, and it will have a few other options in there for the Senate to look at again,” number three House Republican Kevin McCarthy told Fox News Sunday. Congress must pass a stopgap funding measure before the new fiscal year begins Tuesday or much of the US federal government will close down. The procedure became dramatically more complicated when Republicans linked the budget legislation to an attempt to thwart President Barack Obama’s health care law. Continued on page 6

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Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. awmakers have one final day to try to prevent the first US government shutdown in 17 years, but a deal appeared remote Monday as congressional leaders showed little intent to compromise.


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