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Jury rejects case linking company to Jackson death Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — A jury cleared a concert promoter of negligence on Wednesday in a case that attempted to link the death of Michael Jackson to the company that promoted his ill-fated comeback shows. The panel rejected a lawsuit brought by Jackson’s mother claiming AEG Live was negligent in hiring Conrad Murray, the doctor who killed Jackson with an overdose of a hospital anesthetic the singer used as a sleep aid. The five-month trial provided the closest look yet at Jackson’s drug use and his battles against chronic pain and insomnia. It also took jurors behind the scenes in the rough-and-tumble world of negotiations with one of the world’s most famous entertainers looking to solidify his legendary status after scandal interrupted his career. With its verdict, the jury also delivered a somewhat surprising message: Jurors did not believe Murray was unfit or incompetent to perform his duties involving Jackson. “That doesn’t mean we felt he was ethical,” jury foreman Gregg Barden said after the verdict was read. He said the panel knew many people

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would not agree with the verdict but explained that the jury followed the language of the verdict form and instructions. The ruling on the competence of Murray ended any further consideration of possible damages and who was at fault for the death. After the hearing, juror Bryant Carino of Los Angeles was asked who was to blame for Jackson’s death. “I don’t want to say whose fault it is,” the 36-year-old Carino responded. “I’m not one to point fingers.” AEG Live lead defense attorney Marvin S. Putnam said he couldn’t be more pleased with the verdict. “They got it exactly right,” he said. Katherine Jackson told reporters she was OK after the verdict. A victory could have

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meant hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for her and the singer’s three children and provided a rebuke of AEG Live, the nation’s second-largest concert promoter. Kevin Boyle, an attorney for Katherine Jackson, said he was disappointed with the verdict. “We, of course, are not happy with the result as it stands now,” Boyle said. “We will be exploring all options legally and factually and make a decision about anything at a later time.” He added: “We think that what we’ve done with this case is prove some things that are important for the Jackson family and for the concert industry and the sports industry with regards to treatment by doctors.” Boyle declined to answer further questions.

A helipad specially build for Obama arrival on the APEC Summit venue is ready and being guard by several army personnel. U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in Bali on October 7 for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.

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FILE - In this May 31, 1997 file photo, U.S. Popstar Michael Jackson performs during the opening concert of his “HIStory Tour Part II” across Germany and Europe at the Weserstadion in Bremen, North Germany.

Bieber won’t be charged for alleged threat Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber won’t face criminal charges for allegedly threatening a neighbor who complained about his driving. City News Service says Los Angeles County prosecutors decided Wednesday that there’s insufficient evidence to charge the pop star. A neighbor in Bieber’s gated Calabasas neighborhood told a sheriff’s deputy that Bieber threatened him and spat in his direction when he confronted the 19-year-old about his driving

last March. Prosecutor Alan Yochelson wrote in a document that Bieber’s response seemed “immature” but not necessarily criminal. He also said there’s not enough evidence to charge Bieber over a neighbor’s complaint that Bieber drove his Ferrari recklessly through the area in May. Yochelson said it’s unclear who was at the wheel. Messages left for Bieber’s representative, Melissa Victor, weren’t immediately returned Wednesday.

APEC Summit in Bali

Obama expected to arrive on October 7 IBP

NUSA DUA - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in Bali on October 7 for the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, Chairul Tanjung, deputy chairman of the APEC Summit organizing committee said on Thursday. REUTERS/Stringer

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber performs during his world tour concert in Beijing, September 29, 2013.

“He is expected to arrive on October 7 at noon,” Tanjung said after holding a press conference detailing the preparations for the APEC Summit, which is being held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center. The organizing committee had not received a cancellation notice about Obama’s visit to Bali for the APEC Summit from the United States or the U.S. embassy in Indonesia, Tanjung said.

Earlier, Indonesian military sources had reported that Obama was scheduled to arrive in Bali on October 5. But his arrival has been postponed due to the current political situation in the U.S. The BBC reported that Obama was scheduled to begin his four-nation Asian tour on Saturday, heading to Bali for the APEC Summit and Brunei for the East-Asia Summit before travelling on to Malaysia and the Philippines.

However, Obama had to postpone visits to the last two stops of his four-nation Asian tour because of the current U.S. government shutdown. The White House said it was “logistically not possible” to go ahead with the trips to Malaysia and the Philippines at the end of the tour. But Obama would still attend the regional summits in Indonesia and Brunei, the White House confirmed. The U.S. government has partially shut down after the two houses of Congress failed to agree on the new budget. More than 700,000 federal employees face unpaid leave, and national parks, museums and many buildings have been closed. Obama on Tuesday vowed not to allow the Republicans to undermine his signature healthcare legislation as a condition to restarting the U.S. government operations. (kmb18)


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Nuclear energy featured in APEC discussion Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Many options can be done to accelerate the development of renewable energy projects. One of the options that can be an attractive offer of the alternative energy amid the desire to move from fossil energy sources such as oil is the Nuclear Power Plant (PLTN). The Head of Center for Reactor Technology and Nuclear Safety, the National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan), Setiyanto, in his presentation related to the alternative energy becoming one of the discussions in the APEC Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Wednesday (Oct 2), said that of the countries with the largest population in the world, only Indonesia that currently had not been utilizing the nuclear energy. “Potential of nuclear as an alternative energy can be seen from many unopened uranium mines in Indonesia. Actually, the potential of nuclear both in Indonesia and the world is huge. Moreover, many uranium mines such as in Kalimantan and Papua is still unopened at all,” he said. To build a small-sized nuclear power plant, he said, would take approximately 7 years. “It will be better if the nuclear power plant is started from now,” he said. Setiyanto added that in terms of technology, the use of nuclear seemed to indicate a continuous

renewal. It meant the level of risk that might be caused by nuclear was possibly increasingly low. Nevertheless, he admitted that related to nuclear energy there were concerns in the wider community. But, with sophistication of technology, the issue could have been answered. “In terms of cost, the nuclear energy is also cheaper than the others. But one thing should be understood at this time is that nuclear poses an alternative without having to remove the other energies. And please bear in mind that nuclear is just to complete,” he explained. To be noted, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference on Clean, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Use of Energy (APCRES) discussed three subjects. Firstly, it was the APEC Energy Senior Officers Discussion Forum that discussed about the investment cooperation, capacity building as well as the issues related to energy policy to promote clean energy and renewable energy

The government utilized the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) forum to promote young entrepreneurs of Indonesia through the event entitled the ‘APEC Unthinkable Week 2013.’ The event aims to take advantage of the crowds and the diversity of the APEC participants to encourage young entrepreneurs. Deputy Minister of Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Edy Putra Irrawaddy, accompanied by Chairman of the National Coordination Team for Creative Entrepreneurial Development,

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The competition was held from the 1st to the 20th August 2013 through facebook. com/HarperHotels, offering all fans on Facebook (except Harper Kuta employees) a chance to win. The winner was University student Ms. Anita Rismawati from Jakarta. With more than 4,900 friends on Facebook, Anita shared the Giveaway more than 1,500 times and tagged her friends more than 5,000 times. This meant that on

average, Ms. Anita tagged and shared once every 3 minutes throughout each day of the competition. She and her sister enjoyed the complimentary stay at Harper Kuta between the 7th and 9th September 2013, complete with all of the winning privileges. “To celebrate the launching of our newest brand, we took to social media and offered a unique giveaway to our fans and friends. We’ve seen other hotel giveaways

offering mostly just a free stay in a room, so we wanted to do something a bit different. We offered a 3 day 2 night stay, round trip flights to Bali, airport pick up and drop off, all inclusive F&B and $400USD spending cash so the winner could enjoy their holiday however they wanted. That’s what Harper is all about - allowing our extraordinary guests and clientele the setting and assistance to allow them to create their own unique holidays and memories. Follow us online and look out for the next giveaway coming up in October for one of our other brands!” says Tenaiya Brookfield, Director of E-Commerce Archipelago International. Harper Kuta – Bali boasts 149 rooms ranging from the Superior, Deluxe and Junior Suite right up to the Harper Suite. Families, couples and business travelers are

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The helicopter of Indonesian Army is patroling near the APEC meeting in Bali. development in the region. The second was the Technical Conference on Clean and Renewable Energy. In the discussion, the participants explored about the science and new technologies, policies and practices

associated with the development of clean and renewable energy in the regional and global context. The last was the Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Association Forum discussing about the promotion of

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renewable energy in the region by exploring the possibility of forming APCRES Forum with the aim of adding and encouraging the cooperation in the field of related energy. (kmb28)

Dr. Handito Joewono, in a press conference on Wednesday (Oct 2) stated the activity taking place on October 2-5 at the Discovery Kuta Bali would feature the Young Entrepreneur Business Model Competition followed by 226 registered participants, and 43 participants from 20 APEC countries. “In the APEC meeting this time, we enliven to promote the national entrepreneurship development. Moreover, we will also encourage the young entrepreneurs of Indonesia to learn cooperating with the entrepreneurs from the APEC member countries,” he said.

Edy said there were three major ways to disseminate and promote the entrepreneurial development in the series of the agenda, namely the APEC Entrepreneur Jamboree, the APEC Creative Expo and the APEC Sound and Motion Festival. “In this event will be competed the entrepreneurial business models of the Indonesian participants who have attended some trainings, and they will be made a partnership with national companies from the APEC member countries doing business in Indonesia,” he explained. In addition, he said, his party would seek to promote innova-

tive findings of the young Indonesian entrepreneurs, and invited the entrepreneurs to participate in government projects in various APEC countries. “We do this to encourage the spirit of innovation and commercialize the innovative work of the young entrepreneurs that their innovations can be used properly,” said Edy. Furthermore, he explained the APEC Creative Exhibition event would showcase the works of young entrepreneurs from the APEC countries such as in the World Heritage Exhibition and Environment Product Fair. Meanwhile, the APEC Sound

and Motion Festival would present a variety of creative sound (music) and movement (dance) such as the Native Rock Music Performance and Magic Dance Attraction. “It is in line with our aspirations to create 5 million new entrepreneurs in 2025, but we are targeting 500,000 new entrepreneurs in 2014 and 2015,” said Edy. A series of activities that involved all young entrepreneurs from both Indonesia and the entrepreneurs from the APEC member countries would inspire the other entrepreneurs to be able to have a strong competitive edge. (kmb28)

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Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs holds ‘Unthinkable APEC Week 2013’ Denpasar (Bali Post)—

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4 Oct Tilem Sasih Ketiga Odalan Ida Ratu Geng Penataran Agung Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Raja Puraus di Merajan Seloding Besakih Pura Ulun Kulkuk Besakih 6 Oct Saniscara Pon Julungwangi Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Kayuputih Buleleng 8 Oct Anggarkasih Julungwangi Pura Tirtaharum Tegalwangi Bangli Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangguntiti Jakatebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Sangsit Buleleng Pura Dalem Waturenggong Taro Tegalalang Pura Ibu (Pura Kaja) Wanasari Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Tulikup Pura manik Bingin Sidemen 9 Oct Buda Umanis Julungwangi Pura Penetaran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Banjar Pande Bangli Pura Puncaksari Pdi Sangeh Abiansemal Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Sanak Sapta Resi Sidan Gianyar Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Jakatebel Merajan Pasek Prateka Batusesa Merajan Jeroan Dauh Cemenggon Cemenggon Pura Puseh Penegil Darma Kubutambahan Singaraja. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar Pura Dalem Maya Blahbatuh Gianyar Linggih Bhatara Kayu Selem Besakih 17 Oct Wraspati Wage Sungsang Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Tampuagan Tembuku Bangli Odalan Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Petemon Merajan Pasek Gelgel Melinggih Odalan Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Dewa Besakih 19 Oct Purnama Sasih Kapat Bathara Tiga Sakti Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Meru Cakra Lombok Pura Lempuyang Madya Karangasem Pura Penerejon Kintamani Pura Pulaki Buleleng Pura Tirta Empul Tampak Siring Pura Puseh, Pura Desa, Pura Penataran, Pura

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

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

of Legian, just a few minutes walk from the famous streets of Poppies 1 and Poppies 2 that lead to Kuta Beach and Bali’s most stylish shopping mall, Beachwalk.

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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Friday, October 4, 2013

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Marc Jacobs’ farewell to Vuitton is a dark one

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PARIS — As maids swept away dust from steps that led into a set in mourning, it was clear that the Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris on Wednesday was a spring-summer collection in name only.

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A model presents a creation as part of Hermes ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 in Paris.

are often extravagant and can use sets that cost millions of euros, the less well-off had options, too, during this year’s fashion week. An initiative in recent years called the “Designer’s Apartment” provided showroom spaces for top young designers such as Aganovich, Monographie and Le Moine Tricote. Still, it was the wellestablished heavy hitters who drew the most attention. LOUIS VUITTON The 41-piece display — which used embroidered black silk stockings, Eisenhower jackets embellished cabaret-style with large feathered shoulders, dark appliqued embroideries, smoking jackets and some 1940s baggy, blue jeans — was a study in noir. The glimmering catwalk landscape was towered over by a huge clock, whose arms, instead of going forward, went back in time nostalgically. “We went back and used all the different bits of the sets of the past,” Jacobs explained backstage. The clothes, too, went back in time.

Floor-length, thick Edwardian dresses and large proportions in the sleeves fused with black decorative corset details that evoked the fashions of the 1900s, and contrasted with the more revealing “showgirl” looks. They were inspired by singers such as Cher, whose look from the “Take Me Home” days was evoked in many ensembles. But at moments it felt as if some looks belonged more to Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci. In the program notes, Jacobs enclosed a message evoking a farewell to LVMH’s chief executive: “For. Bernard Arnault. All my love, always.” But it was the standing ovation from Anna Wintour that said the most. Such rare, visible acclaim from the powerful U.S. Vogue editor — to whom he partly dedicated the show — was a poignant cap to his tenure. Glenda Bailey, the influential U.S. editor of Harper’s Bazaar, said the show signaled the “end of an era.” “Watching the show was like seeing your life flash before your eyes, because there were so many memorable moments referenced,” she told The Associated Press.

Gear watch has potential, but falls short Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — It didn’t take long to see how a computerized wristwatch might help manage my digital life — or to see how Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear smartwatch falls short. First, the potential: Smartwatches are supposed to offer quick access to many of the things you normally do on your phone, such as checking messages, taking photos, checking the weather and answering calls. You can install apps for additional functionality that lets you track fitness activities and play games. It’s like having the power of your smartphone on your wrist. That sounds great in principle. These gadgets aren’t meant to replace phones; they’re supposed to work with phones to display the information you need most. While I’m wearing the Galaxy Gear, I can glance at my wrist for messages during dinner or at a movie, as if I’m checking the time. It’s not so obvious that I’m being rude, the way pulling out a phone would be. Samsung’s Gear is stylish. Its 1.6-inch (4-centimeter) screen, measured diago-

nally, keeps the watch small enough — at least for men — to work as a fashion accessory. Straps come in six colors. For now, the Gear works only with the new 5.7-inch (14.5-centimeter) Galaxy Note 3 phone. Both started shipping in the U.S. on Tuesday. The Gear costs about $300 and the Note 3 another $300, with a two-year service agreement. Although the Gear works with a cellular version of a new Galaxy Note tablet, Samsung is selling only a Wi-Fi version in the U.S. for now, starting Oct. 10 for $550. So until Samsung updates the software on its older phones, you need to buy both the Gear and the Note 3. For $600, this better do a lot to manage my digital life. I took the Gear to a street fair in Brooklyn and tried to use it to meet up with my brother and two groups of friends. I was able to read text messages and reply to a few using voice dictation. But the voicecommand service is slow and makes many transcription errors. It also doesn’t give me enough time to read and confirm what I’m about to send, forcing me to start over. After a few attempts, I took out the phone and started replying the normal way.

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Indonesia expects ACT-NET to support corruption eradication Antara

NUSA DUA - Indonesia, during the APEC Summit in Bali, has urged the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Experts Task Force (ACT) to support its efforts in investigating corruption cases abroad. According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s document received by Antara in Bali on Thursday, Indonesia’s initiative to establish ACT-Network (ACT-NET) is in line with the government’s policy on eradicating corruption as well as enhancing formal and informal cooperation with the legal forces of APEC economies. ACT-NET will focus on the authorities or corruption eradication agencies in each economy, to ease the investigation and proceeding processes. APEC economies have agreed to sup-

FILE - In this 4, 2013, file photo, a model touches the screen of a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in Berlin, Germany.

port this initiative since corruption not only affects social and economic development, but also decreases the trust of the public and investors. It also damages healthy market competition, threatens consumer safety and increases the cost of business, public service and infrastructure projects. The ACT-NET was established in 2005 and changed to ACT Working Group (ACTWG) in 2011, as a forum to sharing experiences and practices in anti-corruption efforts among the APEC members. Indonesia was chosen as the chair of

ACTWG in 2013. During its chairmanship, Indonesia has initiated ACT-NET as a network for legal forces, investigators, prosecutors, and related authorities to get the reciprocal legal aid and extradition among the APEC members. APEC Summit 2013 is being held in Bali from October 1 to 8, including some related meetings, such as the Concluding Senior Official Meeting (CSOM), APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM), ABAC CEO Summit, and APEC Economic Leaders meeting.

Facilities for APEC Summit ready

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APEC good momentum to attract investment in renewable energy

Associated Press Writer

There was a dark fountain and a nightmarish carousel featuring inky, surreal-looking horses. There was a twin escalator and a luxury hotel elevator. And there was the universe of clothes in all-black. The decor was like a greatest hits collection that fused elements of past shows with the present one, tracing designer Marc Jacobs’ influential 16year reign at the house. Shortly after the show at the Louvre Museum in Paris, the visual metaphor was explained: LVMH announced that Jacobs was stepping down as creative director of its flagship brand. So Jacobs’ ready-to-wear collection for the storied house looked like a funeral for a reason. The dark show came on the final day of a fashion week that saw designers channel black and white but also other, sometimes colorful trends. Looks on high rotation included: tribal African, ethnic pattern prints, multitudinous pleats, metallic sheen and revealing micro mini crop tops. Mid-blue was a particularly favored color. And while Louis Vuitton shows

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NUSA DUA - Deputy chairman of the national committee of the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2013 summit Chairul Tanjung said here on Wednesday that facilities for the APEC gathering are 100 percent ready. According to him, the organizing committee has checked the preparations for the summit ranging from the welcoming ceremony for state officials

at Ngurah Rai International Airport to the arrangements at the conference venue where heads of state will stay. As many as 21 leaders of APEC are expected to assemble here on Oct. 7 and 8, 2013. “We have conducted an evaluation meeting in preparation for the APEC summit. Based on our inspection, (we have found) all facilities including the conference venues are ready, as expected,” Tanjung noted after inspecting

the Media Centre at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre (BMDCC), the venue of the summit. The national committee for the APEC Summit has confirmed US President Barack Obama`s attendance at the meeting. “As of today, Wednesday (Oct. 2), his participation in the meeting has been confirmed,” stated Tanjung. Tanjung, however, said the committee would be monitoring the schedule for the US President’s arrival.

NUSA DUA - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum will create a favorable momentum for Indonesia to attract investment in the country’s renewable energy sector, chief of the Renewable Energy Society (METI) Rachmat Gobel said. “We want to use the APEC forum to attract foreign investment,” he stated on the sidelines of the APEC Conference on the Clean, Renewable, and Sustainable Use of Energy in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Wednesday. The APEC Summit in Bali on Oct. 7 and 8 is expected to see attendance from as many as 21 heads of state and government. It will be preceded by a CEO summit, which anticipates attendance from 1.2 thousand businessmen and 11 heads of state and government. The high number of international businessmen and state leaders attending the meeting will send a positive signal to investors with an interest in the country’s renewable energy sector, he claimed. But, he added, since Indonesia will hold elections in 2014, the government should ensure the provision of a conducive investment climate. “I believe businessmen still have to wait and see. We must not remain silent but must make every effort to help the government create optimism,” he noted. Rachmat said businessmen wanted legal certainty on investment opportunities in Indonesia, particularly during the lead-up to the 2014 elections. “Next year, we will hold the elections. Concerns are growing over whether (the government) will continue to focus on resolving the problems facing businessmen,” he remarked. Meanwhile, state oil and gas company PT Pertamina has asked investors from the APEC region to invest in the country’s renewable energy sector. “We are open to working with investors from the APEC region who want to invest in renewable energy in Indonesia,” Pertamina’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategic Growth, Gigih Prakoso stated at the APEC Conference. Prakoso pointed out that Indonesia possessed considerable renewable energy resources, and therefore, Pertamina could not work alone to tap into them. He also identified geothermal energy, biofuel, wind energy, and solar cells as examples of renewable energy products that could be developed in Indonesia. Geothermal projects in various parts of the Java and Sulawesi Islands would need an investment of some US$1 billion over a fiveyear period, Prakoso claimed. He added that investment in renewable energy was currently of great importance because the total production of fossil oil at home has declined significantly since 2009. Prakoso also noted that the total production of fossil oil in 2009 had touched 946 barrels per day, but the amount was predicted to continue dropping until it reaches 390 barrels per day by 2020.


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Denpasar (Bali Post)—

For a month, the lineups of the Denpasar Police Narcotics Section managed to arrest 16 drug abuse perpetrators. However, the officers of the Narcotics Section Chief I Wayan Suarda then captured another suspect. The suspect named Kadek Swandika Wijaya, 33, a resident from Bantang hamlet, Bantang village, Kintamani, Bangli. The suspect was arrested around Jalan Cekomaria Gang I/4A Denpasar, Sunday (Se 29) at 00:30 a.m. From the suspect, police seized the evidence in the form of two plastic bags alleged to contain crystal meth (SS). Each plastic bag contained 0.31 gram and 0.23 gram of the crystal meth, a glass pipe and a black waist bag. Information at police station on Wednesday (Oct 2) mentioned the arrest of the suspect was based on the public report where the suspect was told to frequently bring crystal meth. Based on the information, police conducted an investigation in the field. Eventually, the suspect was arrested at the scene without resistance. Chief Suarda when asked for his confirmation on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of the suspect. His party still continued to examine the suspect to further reveal his syndicate. From the preliminary examination, the suspect was alleged to be a drug user. “We are still developing the case,” he said. (kmb21)

A villa entered by stranger

Roads at Gilimanuk municipality damaged Negara (Bali Post)—

Most of the roads at Gilimanuk municipality are currently in damaged condition. The roads connecting the hamlets have many potholes and the asphalt comes off. One of the causes is that the road is often passed through by trucks and buses diverted when a queue occurs at the harbor.

As found in several hamlets at Gilimanuk, the road formerly covered with hot mix asphalt has now been damaged. Similar condition also happens to circular road going out of the harbor that has already showed many potholes. The road still belongs to the responsibility of local government. Unfortunately, there is no restriction to vehicles passing the road. “Many potholes can be found on this road because it has been passed through by trucks during the homecoming season and the traffic flows are diverted to this small road. As a result, it turns damaged like this,” said Mrs. Sri when met on Wednesday (Oct 2). Once a year, the road is indeed passed through by heavy vehicles whose tonnage surpassed the allowed capacity. As condition of the road heading for the harbor was crowded, the vehicles going out of the harbor actually passing through the market are

diverted to the lanes of hamlet streets. Though the circular road becomes the main line going out of the harbor of vehicles, it still belongs to the authority of county government. The Head of Jembrana Public Works, IGP Mertadana, justified that some of the roads at Gilimanuk municipality were damaged. It also included the circular road used for the exit of the Gilimanuk Harbor that had many potholes. According to him, the county government had allocated a budget for the road improvement this year. “We’ve allocated a budget for the repair this year, including for the circular road,” he explained. Meanwhile, Spokesperson of Jembrana government, Suherman, added that road improvement at municipality belonged to the authority of county government through the Public Works. Unlike at villages, the municipality (kelurahan) did not get regular village fund allocation (ADD) worth around IDR 120180 million. However, in the municipality such a budget was allocated for office operations like for the needs of stationery, power and so on. “Meanwhile, for infrastructural improvement, it is obtained from relevant regional working unit (SKPD) like the road at BB Agung also got hot mix asphalt not long ago,” he added. (kmb26)

American tourist terrified and reports to police Amlapura (Bali Post)—

A retired tourist from the United States, Jacquelyn Lampher, 61, made a report to Abang Police headquarters, Tuesday (Oct 1). The complainant admitted to fear because her villa at Aas hamlet, Bunutan village, Karangasem, had been entered by a stranger. The complainant told police on Tuesday afternoon that she had just arrived at her villa from Denpasar. She would like to visit her villa as it had long been abandoned. Once she came into the bathroom, she was surprised because the stone used to put shampoo was broken. She believed the stone was broken by someone coming into the bathroom without permission. The bathroom door was found open. However, she said no valuables were missing. The Operations Division Head of Karangasem Police AA Gede Mudita said on Wednesday (Oct 1) in his office that his staff had received the report. Police had investigated the perpetrator breaking in to the bathroom owned by the complainant without permission. But so far, the perpetrators had not been identified and police were still making further investigation. (013)

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‘We love Mandela’ London exhibition pays homage to icon Agence France Presse

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In this Oct. 1, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama gestures during a statement on the government shutdown in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama’s strategy during the partial shutdown of the federal government is aimed at keeping up the appearance of a leader focused on the public’s priorities and avoiding looking tone deaf to the hundreds of thousands of Americans forced off the job.

Obama shortens Asia trip because of shutdown

London - A portrait of Nelson Mandela by British artist Richard Stone and a portrayal of him playing the role of Jesus at the Last Supper are some of the works on display in London’s “We Love Mandela” exhibition. Some 22 artists, all South African with the exception of Stone, are displaying around 50 works reflecting the “emotions of people”, their feelings and ideas about South Africa’s first black president, exhibition curator Natalie Knight told AFP. Many of the artists showcased were forced to work underground during the era of apartheid. Peace icon Mandela featured “at the top” of the list of personalities whom Stone, portraitist of Queen Elizabeth II and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, wanted to paint. “It was the most daunting experience I had ever had” and also “the greatest privilege”, the artist told AFP. “Here we have quite possibly the most famous man on the planet,” he said. “My goal was to capture something of the soul of this very great man.” Stone recalled how Mandela “allowed a little window to be open into his soul” during the six sittings which took place in his Johannesburg office in 2008. The painting, which features a dignified white-haired Mandela wearing one of his trademark colourful shirts, was sold at auction in 2008 for around 480,000 euros ($650,000) during a London concert celebrating his 90th birthday. The exhibition gives equal billing to numerous cartoons by South African animator Zapiro, one of which shows Mandela sat in a carriage next to the queen as they travel through the streets of London. A policeman turns to his colleague and says: “The next bloody tourist who asks who’s the little old lady with Mandela...!” For Knight, the drawing epitomises “the importance of Mandela in the world.” Another work explores the power of Mandela’s clenched fist, the symbol of his fight against apartheid, while another imagines Mandela as the central figure at the Last Supper, surrounded by “his” disciples, including Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has canceled two stops on his long-planned trip to Asia because of the partial government shutdown, the White House announced Wednesday. Obama is scheduled to leave Saturday night on what originally was a four-nation tour. But the White House has called off the final two stops in Malaysia and the Philippines and is re-evaluating the stops in Indonesia and Brunei, where Obama is to participate in regional economic forums. “We intend to have the president...make that trip because it is important,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday. “We’ll obviously evaluate this as each day goes by.” The shutdown took effect early Tuesday after Congress missed its deadline to fund the government. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said that since Malaysia and the Philippines were “on the back end of the president’s” trip, per-

sonnel was not yet in place and “we were not able to go forward with planning.” She blamed the cancellation on “House Republicans forcing a shutdown of the government.” “This completely avoidable shutdown is setting back our ability to promote U.S. exports and advance U.S. leadership in the largest emerging region in the world,” Hayden said. The White House said Obama spoke by telephone Tuesday with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to tell them he wouldn’t be coming next week and to commit to visiting both countries later in his term. The prime minister said he understood. “If I were in his shoes, I would do the same,” Najib said in Kuala Lumpur.

From Manila, Aquino spokesman Ricky Carandang also said Obama’s decision was understandable. He said he looked forward to welcoming Obama “at a more opportune time.” Mike Green, senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, described scrapping the stops in Malaysia and the Philippines as a blow to both countries and a loss for Obama at a time when the administration’s much talked about “pivot” to Asia is being questioned in the region. Obama was to have been the first U.S. president to visit Malaysia since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966. Green said backing out of the Indonesia and Brunei summits would make matters worse. “Showing up is very important,” Green said.

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Curator Natalie Knight talks during the press view of her exhibition of art inspired by South Africa’s former President and Nobel Peace laureate, Nelson Mandela, at the South African embassy in central London, October 2, 2013.


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Obama warns Wall Street over fiscal crisis

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sent Wall Street a blunt warning Wednesday that it should be very worried about a political crisis that has shut down the government and could trigger a US debt default. Obama said he was “exasperated” by the budget impasse in Congress, in an interview with CNBC apparently designed to pressure Republicans by targeting the financial community moments after markets closed. The president then met Republican and Democratic leaders for their first talks since the US government money’s ran out and it slumped into a shutdown now well into its second day. But few informed observers held out much hope for a sudden breakthrough. Obama was asked in the interview whether Washington was simply gripped by just the latest in a series of political and fiscal crises which reliably get solved at the last minute. In unusually frank comments on issues that could sway markets, Obama warned that investors should be worried. “This time’s different. I think they should be concerned,” Obama said, in comments which may roil global markets. “When you have a situation in which a faction is willing potentially to default on US government obligations, then we are in trouble,” Obama said. Obama said he would not negotiate with Republicans on budget matters until House lawmakers pass a temporary financing bill to reopen federal operations and raised the $16.7 trillion dollar debt ceiling. If the borrowing limit is not lifted by the middle of the month, the US government could default on its debts for the first time in history.“If and when ... that vote takes place and the government reopens, and if and when they vote to make sure Congress pays our bills on time so America does not default on costs it’s already accrued, then I am prepared to have a reasonable, civil negotiation around a whole slew of issues,” Obama said. The president said he had “bent over backwards” to accommodate Republicans -- a statement his foes would dispute -- but warned it would set a terrible precedent to allow lawmakers of any party to hold a White House to ransom over raising the debt ceiling. “Absolutely I am exasperated, because this is entirely unnecessary,” Obama said. The government shutdown has sent 800,000 federal workers home, closed museums, national parks and monuments and crippled government services. Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein warned that America was getting onto dangerous ground by flirting with not raising the debt ceiling. A previous period of brinkmanship on the issue badly hit the US credit rating. “There’s a precedent for a government shutdown, there’s no precedent for a default,” he said after meeting Obama. Furious tourists meanwhile are locked out of Washington museums and monuments, as well as national parks and landmarks like the Statue of Liberty in New York. Cancer research and treatment at the world-class National Institutes of Health has ground to a halt.

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Trader John Panin, left, and Steven Capo work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama sent Wall Street a blunt warning Wednesday that it should be very worried about a political crisis that has shut down the government and could trigger a US debt default.

Eurozone recovery gathering momentum Associated Press

LONDON — Another round of eurozone economic data Thursday provided compelling evidence that the currency bloc’s recovery from recession has become broad-based and self-sustaining. Particularly encouraging was the news that retail sales across the 17 European Union countries that use the euro rose by a forecast-busting 0.7 percent in August, according to Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office. That added to the previous month’s 0.5 percent increase — itself revised higher — and was above market expectations for a more modest 0.2 percent increase. Retail sales are an important barometer of economic confidence as they show that consumers are more willing to spend rather than save for a rainy day. The figures came on the heels of a closely-watched survey finding economic output across the eurozone rose in September at its fastest pace since the summer of 2011.

Financial information company Markit said its composite purchasing managers index — a broad gauge of business activity across the manufacturing and services sectors — rose to a 27-month high of 52.2 points in September. The increase from 51.5 in August takes the index further above the 50 threshold that indicates expansion. Thursday’s surveys are the latest in a string of indicators to suggest the eurozone economic recovery is gathering momentum. Earlier this week, Eurostat figures showed the number of unemployed fell for the third consecutive month in August, though the rate held steady. In the second quarter, the eurozone economy grew by a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent, following a run of six straight quarterly declines, which marked the longest recession since the euro currency was launched in 1999. The improving economic signs also help explain why the European Central Bank opted against doing anything more to shore up the recovery at Wednesday’s policy meeting.

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Bali must reject black investors

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DENPASAR - Like a beautiful and comely girl, Bali has a tremendous appeal. The island supported by the tourism industry has become a bone of contention by large investors. Unfortunately, not all the incoming investment can prosper the people of Bali, while some of them even damage the nature and culture on the Island of the Gods. “All kinds of such investors must be rejected. The consideration only paying attention to the economic aspects (growth) is clearly erroneous. Indeed, the economic growth is important, but the far more important is the environmental, cultural, religious and customary preservation,” said Secretary of the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) of Bali Chapter, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Raka Suardana. Moreover, he said, their presence did not give the maximal contribution to common people, so the growth created would be in vain. “A good growth happens if it can generate equity and the gap is not too wide. The growth must not only be enjoyed by people in Southern Bali, but must also be enjoyed by people of North and East Bali,” he explained. According to him, black investors did not pay attention to religion, customs, culture, social aspect and environment. This type of capitalist was definitely far worse than the money laundering earlier. It could be imagined that armed with the power of money at hand the investor could control everything. “They closed the eyes and ears for such things. As a result, in the long term and even short-term, all unique and distinct natures and cultures can be eroded to destruction,” he said. He assessed the culture and nature at hand posed the capital that was not owned by other regions in Indonesia. Therefore, the investors vied to see the opportunities available. However, the incoming investors were not entirely pure investors (white investors) that wanted to build Bali. “Many parties suspect that black investors also invest their capital in the middle of the hustles and bustles of Bali’s economic progress,” he said. He added many ways were undertaken by black investors to streamline their business. For example, those that committed money laundering, as the results of crime where one of which was corruption, invested in Bali. Proceeds of their crime were invested for hotel development, construction of tourist supporting facilities or other investments. “Their money is not through bank transfer, but brought in cash. Thus, it was difficult to detect the transfer via bank. For example, a hotel built in expensive area can offer very cheap room rate. Certainly, it needs questioning when it can reach the break-even point of their capital,” he affirmed. (kmb27)

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Foreign tourist arrival in August 2013 increased sharply from 634,194 tourists in August 2012 to 771,009 foreign tourists, an increase of 21.57 percent.

In August, tourist arrival increases sharply Bali Post

JAKARTA - Foreign tourist arrival in August 2013 increased sharply from 634,194 tourists in August 2012 to 771,009 foreign tourists, an increase of 21.57 percent. The increase in foreign tourist arrival in August 2013 occurred in almost all entrances, including the three major entrances such as the Soekarno-Hatta (Jakarta), Ngurah Rai (Bali) and Batam. Meanwhile, foreign tourists visiting Indonesia in January to August 2013 continued to show an increase. The number of foreign tourists coming to Indonesia during January-August 2013 reached 5,643,271 people, an increase of 8.28 percent compared to the same period last year amounting to 5,211,704 people. Media Center of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy mentioned the five major markets becoming the main target of tourism marketing in Indonesia had increased to more than two digits. Tourists from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) showed an increase of 34.49 percent followed by Malaysia and Singapore re-

spectively 28.16 percent and 20.54 percent. Then, tourists from Japan rose 19.58 percent, while tourist from Australia rose 12.18 percent. “Achievement in August showed that our marketing orientation in the five market focus has been on target. It is also reinforced by other markets that grew positively,” explained the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu in Jakarta, Wednesday (Oct 2). Beyond the major market focus of foreign tourists, a significant increase was also contributed by tourists from Middle East whose increase was more than three times higher than in August 2012. For example, tourist from Saudi Arabia showed an increase of 238.46 percent, from 6,071 people in August 2012 to 20,548 people in August 2013. For the European market, the largest increase was contributed by the number of tourist from Russia rising 35.86 percent or 5,047 people in August 2012 to 7,346 people. Mari Pangestu added that MICE tourism had a major contribution in increasing the number of tourist arrival in recent months.

In August 2013, there was a big event such as the Congress of Indonesian Diaspora II, shooting of Hollywood film and some world musician concerts in various cities in Indonesia. In addition, a series of APEC meetings and supporting activities ahead of the APEC Summit 2013 taking place in October were also essential to boost the number of foreign tourists to Indonesia. Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu assessed the increase in foreign tourist arrival in August 2013 amounting to 21.57 percent further strengthened the confidence in the achievement of the target of foreign tourist arrival this year set at moderate target of 8.6 million and optimistic target of 9 million. “We hope the next four months, from September to December 2013 the tourism growth will be even greater considering that many international MICE events are held in various regions such as the APEC whose top takes place in Bali in early October and will have a positive impact on tourism in Indonesia,” said Mari Pangestu. (010)


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Russian Embassy in Libya attacked, 1 Libyan killed

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INDONESIA Yudhoyono and Xi Jinping attend business luncheon meeting

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People of Freedom party leader Silvio Berlusconi rubs his eyes after delivering his speech at the Senate, in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Berlusconi acknowledged defeat Wednesday and announced he would support the government of Premier Enrico Letta, a stunning aboutface on the Senate floor after defections in his party robbed him of the support he needed to bring down the government.

Berlusconi weakened by political about-face Associated Press Writer

MILAN — Silvio Berlusconi’s failed attempt to topple the Italian government has left him weaker than ever, zapped of the aura of invincibility that has surrounded him for two decades as he faces the possible loss of his Senate seat and a ban from politics. Still, it is unlikely to be his last act. The 77-year-old three-time former premier staged one of Italy’s most stunning political plot twists in memory on Wednesday when he took the Senate floor at the last minute to announce that he would, after all, support Premier Enrico Letta’s government in a confidence vote. It was a face-saving measure that came after key loyalists in Berlusconi’s center-right party refused to follow his bid to collapse the coalition government as fallout over his tax-fraud conviction. The conviction carries a four-year prison sentence that endangers his role as a legislator. “We have decided, not without internal strife, to vote in confidence” Berlusconi said. Though he tried to look magnanimous, it was the billionaire media mogul’s first-ever defeat within the party he founded and which has achieved electoral success largely through his personal appeal. Berlusconi’s retreat bestows a measure of stability on Letta’s 5-monthold left-right coalition which won confidence votes in both houses and faces the daunting task of trying to

revive Italy’s economy. And while Berlusconi was left bruised and battered, political analysts argue he is not yet out of the picture. “Berlusconi is not finished,” said Roberto D’Alimonte of Rome’s LUISS University. “This is another step toward the end, but it is not the end yet. The end will come with a major electoral defeat. “He has great resources. He has media resources, financial resources, the resources of the 6 or 7 million voters who will follow him down the abyss. That is why he cannot be counted out, even with his options being closed.” Whether Berlusconi can ever again face the electorate is far from certain because his judicial woes are narrowing his ability to maneuver. His appeals over his tax fraud conviction were exhausted this summer, and he now faces a prison term, the loss of his Senate seat and a political ban that will bar him from running in new elections. Berlusconi’s theatrics — pushing for the government to fall, then saving it at the last minute — are a sign of the nervousness provoked by his

judicial woes, said Giuseppe Orsina, a political scientist who this summer published a book about Berlusconi’s influence in Italy. “This is another paradox,” Orsina said. “It wasn’t in his interest to make the government fall, from the point of view of his companies, and it was not politically rational. It was rational in the protection of his honor ... It was an act of political pride.” Despite being weakened, Orsina said Berlusconi “remains a protagonist in the political life. Today he suffered a defeat that is the first in the history of his party.” A Senate committee is due to vote in the coming days on whether to recommend stripping Berlusconi of his seat following his conviction of tax fraud and its four-year sentence. A 2012 law bans anyone sentenced to more than two years in prison from holding or running for public office for six years. Separately, a Milan appeals court will decide later this month on the exact length of a political ban, from one to three years, that was included alongside the four-year sentence in the tax fraud case.

TRIPOLI, Libya — An armed mob broke into the Russian Embassy compound in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Wednesday, climbing over walls, breaking down a metal gate and shooting in the air. One of the attackers was killed by the gunfire, and four more were wounded, Libyan officials said. The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack and said none of the embassy staff was wounded. Libyan officials said they believed the break-in was in response to the death of a Libyan air force pilot, who they said was killed by a Russian woman. Wednesday’s violence briefly raised fears of a repeat of last year’s deadly attack on a U.S. compound in the eastern city of Benghazi, in which the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed. In that instance, on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack, militants fired mortars at the consulate, surrounded it and set it on fire. The Libyan official said Wednesday’s attackers took down the Russian flag that was hanging from the balcony of one of the buildings. But they did not enter the embassy buildings, he said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. Russia’s Foreign Ministry Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Ekho Moskvy radio that according to preliminary information no one among the embassy personnel was wounded. The attackers were apparently reacting to the killing of a Libyan air force pilot Tuesday. Libyan authorities arrested a Russian woman and accused her of killing him and writing offensive graffiti in his blood. The woman also is accused of stabbing and wounding the pilot’s mother. Authorities said they did not know what the woman’s motives might be, but noted that in the graffiti on the walls, she expressed sentiments against the Libyan uprising that drove longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi from power after an eight-month civil war in 2011. Libya has been hit by a months-long wave of targeted killings against activists, judges and security agents. On Wednesday, gunmen in Benghazi shot dead a naval officer and his 7-year-old son before fleeing the scene. Most killings are presumed to be the work of armed factions, often acting out of revenge.

Toronto mayor’s driver arrested on drug charges Associated Press Writer

TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Wednesday he’s surprised and shocked his friend and occasional driver has been arrested on drug charges. Alexander Lisi, 35, has been charged with trafficking and possession of marijuana, Toronto police say. Ford grabbed international attention earlier this year over allegations that he was caught on video smoking crack cocaine. The AP has not seen the video and it has not been released publicly. Ford has said the video does not exist. Ford acknowledged Lisi is a friend and said he doesn’t abandon his friends. “He’s a friend. He’s a good guy. I don’t throw my friends under the bus, Ford said. “I’ve never once seen him drink. I’ve never seen him once do drugs so I’m surprised. I’m actually shocked,” He refused to comment further on Lisi’s arrest, saying the matter is before the courts.

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Indonesian anti-corruption investigators has closed Chief Justice Akil Mochtar’s office over allegedly corruption case.

Top Indonesian judge arrested for alleged bribery Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesian anti-corruption investigators have arrested the constitutional court’s top judge for allegedly accepting a bribe of more than $250,000 in a case linked to a disputed election, an official said Thursday. It was the latest high-profile corruption case in one of the world’s most graft-ridden countries, and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono expressed shock in rare public comments on the issue. “I can feel the anger and shock shared by the Indonesian people,” he said. Chief Justice Akil Mochtar was detained late Wednesday at his Jakarta home shortly after a businessman and lawmaker allegedly handed him around three billion rupiah, said Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesman Johan Budi. “The bribery was allegedly linked to a disputed election in Gunung Mas district on Borneo island,” said Budi. The election was held on September 4. One of the constitutional court’s main roles is to decide on electoral disputes.The lawmaker, a member of the Golkar party of former dictator Suharto, and businessman were also detained at Mochtar’s house, he said. The head of Gunung Mas district and another man were arrested at a Jakarta hotel soon afterwards, added Budi.“The questioning of the five men

is still under way,” he added. Yudhoyono said that constitutional court judges “have a very important role. They are required to have high integrity and are also expected to have the capacity to decide disputes properly. “The constitutional court’s ruling is final and binding... can you imagine if they make a wrong decision or if there’s a violation of their ruling?” Mochtar’s arrest followed the detention in August of the country’s chief energy regulator Rudi Rubiandini and after several members of the president’s Democratic Party were caught up in corruption scandals. However Mochtar is a former Golkar party member. Golkar is in the current ruling coalition but seen as one of the main opponents to Yudhoyono’s party at upcoming elections. Rubiandini, head of upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas, was detained at his Jakarta home for allegedly accepting more than $600,000 in bribes. In the past year, the president’s party has been hit by a flood of corruption scandals that analysts say

have seriously undermined the party’s prospects at elections in 2014. The party’s chairman, treasurer and sports minister have all been caught up in in graft scandals -- an embarrassment for Yudhoyono as he won a second term in 2009 partly on a pledge to fight corruption. The KPK has been granted extraordinary powers to investigate the rich and powerful in Indonesia, including wiretapping suspects and probing bank accounts. But they face an uphill battle in a nation ranked 118th out of 176 in Transparency International’s list of least corrupt countries. They have enjoyed some notable successes however, such as the jailing earlier this month of the former traffic police chief for 10 years after he built up an $18 million empire by accepting enormous bribes. Djoko Susilo reportedly earned a humble police salary of $1,000 a month -- but the country’s anti-graft agency seized assets from him, including houses, cars and even petrol kiosks, worth 200 billion rupiah (around $18 million).

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a business luncheon meeting with prominent businessmen of the two nations on Thursday. Two hundred Chinese businessmen and officials and 600 Indonesian businessmen and officials were present at the luncheon, said Indonesian Industry Minister MS Hidayat. During the event, President Yudhoyono and President Xi Jinping witnessed the signing of 21 business agreements. The total value of the business agreements was US$28.2 billion for investments in the fields of mineral, pulp, property, railway, infrastructure, and cement, noted Minister MS Hidayat. The agreements would strengthen bilateral economic cooperation between the two nations, he added. Xi Jinping is on a two-day state visit to Jakarta to boost bilateral economic and investment cooperation between the two nations. It is Xi Jinping’s first visit to a Southeast Asian country since he assumed his presidency in March. He will then travel to Malaysia before heading back to the Indonesian resort island of Bali for an APEC meeting. During the bilateral meeting on Wednesday, the two leaders agreed to upgrade the bilateral cooperation of the two countries to comprehensive strategic partnership in various fields. “We have once again made history by agreeing to forge a comprehensive strategic partnership. I believe that under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, we will be able to improve our bilateral cooperation,” said President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at a joint press conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Merdeka Palace here on Wednesday. Yudhoyono said the two countries are committed to increasing bilateral trade to exceed US$51 billion in revenue. China will also open a consulate general in Bali, he stated. Indonesia’s exports to China between January and June 2013 reached US$10.09 billion or 13.5 percent of the country’s total exports. Its imports from China reached US$14.42 billion. Last year, the two-way trade between the two nations exceeded US$50 billion.

Indonesia has important role in regional economy: ADB Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia has an important role in the regional economy, and therefore, it is necessary to increase cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in various fields, according to President of ADB Takehiko Nakao. “Indonesia has an important role in ASEAN and ASEAN plus three, and it plays a crucial role as an emerging economy,” Nakao said at a press conference at the presidential office after a meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday. The ADB president noted that he met President Yudhoyono to discuss Indonesia’s role in G20 and the agenda that would be raised by Indonesia in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Bali. “We discussed many issues, including Indonesia’s leadership in various international economic forums. President Yudhoyono also mentioned Indonesia’s role in G20 and the meeting of APEC leaders in Bali next week,” he said. According to Nakao, ADB has prepared “standby trade financing support.” Meanwhile, presidential special staff for economic affairs Firmanzah said during the one-hour meeting, President Yudhoyono emphasised that Indonesia and ADB are important partners. Indonesia and ADB are cooperating in various sectors, among others, energy, clean water facility, infrastructure development, and human resources development. “President Yudhoyono believes that it is important to strengthen the partnership between Indonesia and the ADB,” Firmanzah said.


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Destinations

Bukit Jambul IBP

The name of Bukit Jambul was given when the Dutch colonial coming to Indonesia. At that moment the tourist saw a high hill in the south way that related the Regency of Klungkung and Besakih. In the top of mountain, there is holy place named Puncak Sari Temple. Uniquely, the temple surrounded by many big trees. From the top of mountain, the visitor can see rice the beautiful panoramaof ricefield. The combination view of high hill and big trees make it named Bukit Jambul ( crest hill) Bukit Jambul is located in Pesaban Traditional Village, Nongan, Rendang Subdistrict. It is 8 km from Klungkung Regency and 51 km from Denpasar, while from Besakih Temple it is just 15 km. In this tourism area, there are many restaurant and others facilities such large parking area. Bukit Jambul is very popular as a good place to feel and explore the harmony combination of hills, rice field, valley and sea.

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NBA set for ambitious international schedule

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — David Stern is soon on his way to the Philippines and Taiwan. After that, it’s off to Beijing and Shanghai. His final months as commissioner are the NBA’s boldest yet when it comes to playing internationally, and he thinks bringing the league around the globe will remain important long after he’s left office in February. “Numerically, without question, to have 10 games this season, it’s our most ambitious,” Stern said of the schedule that begins this weekend. “It’s really just a continued statement to our international audience of our attempts to play games in their time zones and to demonstrate that we think it’s a global game and we appreciate their support and interest.” There will be 12 teams playing outside the U.S. and Canada, the most ever, and the league will play regular-season games in two countries beyond those for the first time. There are stops in old standbys and first-time trips to cities in Brazil and Spain that will be hosting major international competitions in the next few years. International growth, long a passion of Stern’s, has become something much more: It’s mandatory. “If you listen to Coca-Cola or GE or the great brands — Samsung, Sony, Apple — increasingly more and more of their revenues and profits are going to come from outside the United States. The numbers make it clear, because there are 300-plus million people in the U.S. and we’re approaching 7 billion outside the U.S,” Stern said in a phone interview. “And so looking at every enterprise that’s doing business, communicating with consumers and the like, I have seen international as a growth opportunity that will continue literally for decades, and our sport is one that crosses borders, along with soccer, in a wonderful way. And we have just scratched the surface.” The schedule opens Saturday with Oklahoma City playing Turkey’s Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul, where Kevin Durant was MVP of the world basketball championship in 2010. Philadelphia plays the next day at Bilbao, Spain, a host site for next summer’s renamed World Cup of Basketball. The Thunder then meet the 76ers on Oct. 8 in Manchester, England, before Indiana and Houston face each other in the Philippines and Taiwan — the latter the home country of Rockets guard Jeremy Lin’s parents. “I have no idea what to expect,” Lin said. “It’s a preseason game, so you never really know what’s going to happen in terms of the plan or minutes or whatever. But I just know it’s going to be two games against a really good team and the opportunity to work on some stuff. Hopefully give the fans across the world something to cheer about and a fun event to attend.” The Lakers and Warriors play twice in China, and Chicago faces Washington in Rio de Janeiro. The games that count include San Antonio against Minnesota in Mexico City in December, followed by Atlanta playing Brooklyn in London in January. Every location has a reason. Turkey is one of the league’s largest social media markets. Stern said the Philippines is a top-three basketball market with a new arena in Manila. Rio is host of the 2016 Olympics, and building toward that, the league now has about 20 employees working on Latin America.

AP Photo/Tina Fineberg

NBA commissioner David Stern applaudes during a press conference Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013, in New York, announcing the selection of the city to host the NBA All-Star game in 2015.

Klitschko says he will beat Povetkin

Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW — Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is confident that will put an end to Alexander Povetkin’s undefeated record when he defends his WBA and IBF belts against the Russian at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday. After open training sessions in front of numerous media on Wednesday, Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO) said he came to Moscow to win any way he could. “That’s what I will do on Oct. 5,” Klitschko said. “Believe me, I will do everything for my victory.” However, Klitschko made it clear he would not underestimate Povetkin. He hasn’t lost or drawn a fight and was never knocked down,” Klitschko said. “So, I think the night will be a complicated one — for those who will watch, as well as for Alexander and me. Each sportsman has his chance and each of us will try to capitalize on it. How, we will see it.” Povetkin (26-0, 18KO) avoided sending the usual prebout banter, and said he was just preparing for the fight. “There’s no need for extra words,” the Russian said. “I could have said that I would bury him or something like this. But you will see it on Saturday.” The WBA heavyweight belt became vacant when Klitschko was elevated to “super champion” status in 2011 after beating David Haye. Povetkin became the mandatory challenger for Klitschko when he beat American Hasim Rahman last September. A sell-out crowd of 14,000 is expected to attend.

REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Ukrainian heavyweight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko attends an open training session in Moscow, October 2, 2013. Klitschko will face Alexander Povetkin of Russia in a title match on October 5 in Moscow.


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Bayern crush at the double for Reuters

LONDON - Holders Bayern Munich left Champions League aspirants Manchester City chasing shadows with a 3-1 win on Wednesday to serve notice Pep Guardiola will leave no stone unturned to re-establish their continental dominance. Franck Ribery, Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben scored as Bayern left shellshocked City chasing shadows for much of a one-sided Group D encounter that ended the Premier League team’s five-year unbeaten run at home in Europe. Cristiano Ronaldo’s hot form continued with a double in Real Madrid’s 4-0 rout of FC Copenhagen but he was not the only revered striker among the goals with Zlatan Ibrahimovic also netting twice as Paris St Germain brushed aside Benfica 3-0. Both, though, were outshone by Greece forward Kostas Mitroglou who grabbed a hat-trick in Olympiakos Piraeus’s 3-0 romp at Anderlecht. A dramatic finale in Turin saw Galatasaray, with manager Roberto Mancini taking charge for the first time, snatch a 2-2 draw with Juventus thanks to Umut Bulut’s late goal. Brazil forward Taison’s 76thminute strike earned Shakhtar Donetsk a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United after the visitors had led through Danny Welbeck. Veteran United midfielder Ryan Giggs set a Champions League record by making his 145th appearance, including qualifiers, to surpass former Spain and Real Madrid striker Raul. Slick Bayern set the standard last season under former coach Jupp Heynckes and a dominant display at the Etihad, to make it two wins from two in Group D, left City under no illusions as to the level they must attain to challenge the continent’s elite.

POOR DEFENDING Ribery caught out Joe Hart at the near post to give Bayern a seventh-minute lead and poor defending allowed Mueller all the time he needed to round the City

keeper to

City, Ronaldo Real

Group C, their game against Benfica wrapped up by halftime at the Parc des Princes. Ibrahimovic tapped home from close range early on for wealthy PSG, defender Marquinhos added a second goal and the Sweden striker headed home a third from Thiago Motta’s corner.

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make it 2-0. When Robben lashed in a third after 59 minutes City were on their knees but Bayern eased off, Alvaro Negredo pulling one back before the visitors ended with 10 men after Jerome Boateng’s late red card. Shellshocked City manager Manuel Pellegrini told reporters his side had “played very badly”. “It was an important game to see what level we are playing at so we must revise a lot of things,” added the Spaniard, tasked with getting City out of the group stage at the very least after two successive failures in the last two seasons. Ronaldo followed up his hat-trick in Real’s 6-1 rout of Galatasaray in their opening Group B fixture with another two against Copenhagen to take his tally to 55 in the competition and 26 in his last 21 Champions League appearances. Angel Di Maria also struck twice at the Bernabeu and set up Ronaldo’s second to boost manager Carlo Ancelotti after a weekend league defeat at home to city rivals Atletico. Paris St Germain have taken early control of

Juventus, who trailed to Didier Drogba’s firsthalf goal for G a l a t a s a r a y, turned their Group B match around after Fabio Quagli-

arella’s introduction from the bench. He won a penalty which Arturo Vidal slotted in to level after 78 minutes before the substitute headed in Andrea Pirlo’s cross three minutes from time. Juve fans had barely finished celebrating, however, when Drogba outjumped the defence to head the ball into the path of substitute Bulut who made no mistake. “That’s football,” said Juve coach Antonio Conte. “It will be a long and uphill battle but we mustn’t get discouraged.” Manchester United manager David Moyes was pleased to take a point in Donetsk which left the former European champions and Shakhtar both on four points in Group A. Wayne Rooney was forced to watch from the stands after picking up a shin injury in training but fellow England striker Welbeck made up for his absence with a poacher’s finish to give United, enduring their worst start to a domestic season for 24 years, an early advantage. Shakhtar sporadically threatened in a largely lacklustre clash but got the break they needed when a stray Nemanja Vidic clearance fell to Taison who gave keeper David de Gea no chance from six metres. “They’ve got a great record against English teams, Shakhtar, so I thought the team stood up well to it tonight,” Moyes said. Bayer Leverkusen left it late to pick up their first win in Group A, substitute Jens Hegeler curling in a free kick in stoppage time to seal a 2-1 home victory over Real Sociedad. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal celebrates his goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Copenhagen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.

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Guangzhou, FC Seoul to meet in ACL decider Associated Press Writer

GUANGZHOU, China — Marcello Lippi’s Guangzhou Evergrande advanced to the Asian Champions League final for the first time with a 4-0 win over Japan’s Kashiwa Reysol on Wednesday night and will meet FC Seoul for the continental club title. Brazilian Muriqui scored two second-half goals for the Chinese Super League champions to take his tally to 13 in a dozen ACL matches and help Guangzhou to an 8-1 aggregate in the homeand-away semifinal series. Brazilian Elkeson opened the scoring in the 16th minute and Argentina’s Dario Conca increased the margin in the 57th before Muriqui pair of goals in the last 11 minutes. “In the away game, we showed a lot of authority and personality and we won that game 4-1,” Lippi said. “We used the character of our players in attack. We played the ball around and took control and we showed our quality.” FC Seoul held Iranian club Estghlal to a 2-2 draw in Tehran, enough to advance 4-2 on aggregate.

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AP Photo/Kyodo News

Brazilian striker Cleo, left, of Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol shoots the ball against Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande’s Sun Xiang, 32, center, and Kim Young Gwon, 28, during their Asian Champions League semifinal soccer match in Kashiwa, north of Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Holding a 2-0 cushion from the first leg, the South Korean club extended its advantage when captain ha Dae-sung scored in the first half.

Esteghlal cut the deficit with strikes by Jlloyd Samuel and Mohammad Ghazi but Kim Jin-kyu’s penalty in the last 10 minutes sealed it for the Koreans.

UEFA bans Dortmund coach Klopp for 2 matches Associated Press Writer

AP Photo/Martin Meissner

Dortmund head coach Juergen Klopp listens to the media during a press conference prior the Champions League Group F soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Olympique Marseille in Dortmund, Germany, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.

NYON, Switzerland — Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp must serve a two-match Champions League ban for his “irresponsible” rant at a match official. UEFA says the automatic one-match suspension after his sending off for “pestering a match official” has been increased to a two-match sanction. Klopp angrily confronted the fourth official during Dortmund’s 2-1 defeat at Napoli on Sept. 18. The German coach served the first match of his sanction during Dortmund’s 3-0 victory against Marseille on Tuesday. Klopp will be prevented from working with his team at an away match against Arsenal on Oct. 22. He can appeal the sanction.

Champions League results and standings Group A Shakhtar Donetsk Bayer Leverkusen

1 2

Manchester United Real Sociedad

Standings Manchester United Shakhtar Donetsk Bayer Leverkusen Real Sociedad

P 2 2 2 2

D 1 1 0 0

Group B Juventus Real Madrid

2 4

Galatasaray FC Copenhagen

Standings Real Madrid Juventus FC Copenhagen Galatasaray

P 2 2 2 2

D 0 2 1 1

Group C Paris St Germain Anderlecht

3 0

Benfica Olympiakos Piraeus

Standings Paris St Germain Olympiakos Piraeus Benfica Anderlecht

P 2 2 2 2

D 0 0 0 0

Group D Manchester City CSKA Moscow

1 3

Bayern Munich Viktoria Plzen

3 2

Standings Bayern Munich Manchester City CSKA Moscow Viktoria Plzen

P 2 2 2 2

D 0 0 0 0

A 1 3 5 6

Pts 6 3 3 0

Played on Tuesday Group E Basel Steaua Bucharest

0 0

Standings Schalke 04 Basel Chelsea Steaua Bucharest

P 2 2 2 2

Group F Borussia Dortmund Arsenal

3 2

Olympique Marseille Napoli

Standings Arsenal Napoli Borussia Dortmund Olympique Marseille

P 2 2 2 2

D 0 0 0 0

Group G Zenit St Petersburg Porto

0 1

Standings Atletico Madrid Porto Austria Vienna Zenit St Petersburg

P 2 2 2 2

Group H Ajax Amsterdam Celtic

1 0

AC Milan Barcelona

Standings Barcelona AC Milan Ajax Amsterdam Celtic

P 2 2 2 2

D 0 1 1 0

W 1 1 1 0

W 2 0 0 0

W 2 1 1 0

W 2 1 1 0

L 0 0 1 2

L 0 0 1 1

L 0 1 1 2

L 0 1 1 2

F 5 3 4 1

F 10 3 1 3

F 7 4 2 0

F 6 4 3 2

A 3 1 5 4

A 1 3 5 8

A 1 4 3 5

1 1

2 0

W 2 1 1 0

D 0 0 0 0

L 0 1 1 2

L 0 1 1 2

F 4 2 5 0

F 4 2 4 1

A 0 2 2 7

A 1 3 2 5

W 2 1 0 0

D 0 0 1 1

L 0 1 1 1

L 0 0 1 2

F 5 2 0 1

F 5 3 1 0

A 2 2 1 3

A 0 1 5 3

Pts 6 3 3 0

1 4

Pts 6 3 3 0 0 0

Austria Vienna Atletico Madrid

W 2 1 0 0

Pts 6 2 1 1 0 3

Schalke 04 Chelsea

W 2 1 1 0

Pts 4 4 3 0

Pts 6 3 3 0 0 2

Pts 6 3 1 1 1 1

Pts 6 4 1 0


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Bayern crush at the double for Reuters

LONDON - Holders Bayern Munich left Champions League aspirants Manchester City chasing shadows with a 3-1 win on Wednesday to serve notice Pep Guardiola will leave no stone unturned to re-establish their continental dominance. Franck Ribery, Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben scored as Bayern left shellshocked City chasing shadows for much of a one-sided Group D encounter that ended the Premier League team’s five-year unbeaten run at home in Europe. Cristiano Ronaldo’s hot form continued with a double in Real Madrid’s 4-0 rout of FC Copenhagen but he was not the only revered striker among the goals with Zlatan Ibrahimovic also netting twice as Paris St Germain brushed aside Benfica 3-0. Both, though, were outshone by Greece forward Kostas Mitroglou who grabbed a hat-trick in Olympiakos Piraeus’s 3-0 romp at Anderlecht. A dramatic finale in Turin saw Galatasaray, with manager Roberto Mancini taking charge for the first time, snatch a 2-2 draw with Juventus thanks to Umut Bulut’s late goal. Brazil forward Taison’s 76thminute strike earned Shakhtar Donetsk a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United after the visitors had led through Danny Welbeck. Veteran United midfielder Ryan Giggs set a Champions League record by making his 145th appearance, including qualifiers, to surpass former Spain and Real Madrid striker Raul. Slick Bayern set the standard last season under former coach Jupp Heynckes and a dominant display at the Etihad, to make it two wins from two in Group D, left City under no illusions as to the level they must attain to challenge the continent’s elite.

POOR DEFENDING Ribery caught out Joe Hart at the near post to give Bayern a seventh-minute lead and poor defending allowed Mueller all the time he needed to round the City

keeper to

City, Ronaldo Real

Group C, their game against Benfica wrapped up by halftime at the Parc des Princes. Ibrahimovic tapped home from close range early on for wealthy PSG, defender Marquinhos added a second goal and the Sweden striker headed home a third from Thiago Motta’s corner.

D R O G B A GOAL

make it 2-0. When Robben lashed in a third after 59 minutes City were on their knees but Bayern eased off, Alvaro Negredo pulling one back before the visitors ended with 10 men after Jerome Boateng’s late red card. Shellshocked City manager Manuel Pellegrini told reporters his side had “played very badly”. “It was an important game to see what level we are playing at so we must revise a lot of things,” added the Spaniard, tasked with getting City out of the group stage at the very least after two successive failures in the last two seasons. Ronaldo followed up his hat-trick in Real’s 6-1 rout of Galatasaray in their opening Group B fixture with another two against Copenhagen to take his tally to 55 in the competition and 26 in his last 21 Champions League appearances. Angel Di Maria also struck twice at the Bernabeu and set up Ronaldo’s second to boost manager Carlo Ancelotti after a weekend league defeat at home to city rivals Atletico. Paris St Germain have taken early control of

Juventus, who trailed to Didier Drogba’s firsthalf goal for G a l a t a s a r a y, turned their Group B match around after Fabio Quagli-

arella’s introduction from the bench. He won a penalty which Arturo Vidal slotted in to level after 78 minutes before the substitute headed in Andrea Pirlo’s cross three minutes from time. Juve fans had barely finished celebrating, however, when Drogba outjumped the defence to head the ball into the path of substitute Bulut who made no mistake. “That’s football,” said Juve coach Antonio Conte. “It will be a long and uphill battle but we mustn’t get discouraged.” Manchester United manager David Moyes was pleased to take a point in Donetsk which left the former European champions and Shakhtar both on four points in Group A. Wayne Rooney was forced to watch from the stands after picking up a shin injury in training but fellow England striker Welbeck made up for his absence with a poacher’s finish to give United, enduring their worst start to a domestic season for 24 years, an early advantage. Shakhtar sporadically threatened in a largely lacklustre clash but got the break they needed when a stray Nemanja Vidic clearance fell to Taison who gave keeper David de Gea no chance from six metres. “They’ve got a great record against English teams, Shakhtar, so I thought the team stood up well to it tonight,” Moyes said. Bayer Leverkusen left it late to pick up their first win in Group A, substitute Jens Hegeler curling in a free kick in stoppage time to seal a 2-1 home victory over Real Sociedad. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal celebrates his goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Copenhagen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.

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Guangzhou, FC Seoul to meet in ACL decider Associated Press Writer

GUANGZHOU, China — Marcello Lippi’s Guangzhou Evergrande advanced to the Asian Champions League final for the first time with a 4-0 win over Japan’s Kashiwa Reysol on Wednesday night and will meet FC Seoul for the continental club title. Brazilian Muriqui scored two second-half goals for the Chinese Super League champions to take his tally to 13 in a dozen ACL matches and help Guangzhou to an 8-1 aggregate in the homeand-away semifinal series. Brazilian Elkeson opened the scoring in the 16th minute and Argentina’s Dario Conca increased the margin in the 57th before Muriqui pair of goals in the last 11 minutes. “In the away game, we showed a lot of authority and personality and we won that game 4-1,” Lippi said. “We used the character of our players in attack. We played the ball around and took control and we showed our quality.” FC Seoul held Iranian club Estghlal to a 2-2 draw in Tehran, enough to advance 4-2 on aggregate.

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AP Photo/Kyodo News

Brazilian striker Cleo, left, of Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol shoots the ball against Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande’s Sun Xiang, 32, center, and Kim Young Gwon, 28, during their Asian Champions League semifinal soccer match in Kashiwa, north of Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Holding a 2-0 cushion from the first leg, the South Korean club extended its advantage when captain ha Dae-sung scored in the first half.

Esteghlal cut the deficit with strikes by Jlloyd Samuel and Mohammad Ghazi but Kim Jin-kyu’s penalty in the last 10 minutes sealed it for the Koreans.

UEFA bans Dortmund coach Klopp for 2 matches Associated Press Writer

AP Photo/Martin Meissner

Dortmund head coach Juergen Klopp listens to the media during a press conference prior the Champions League Group F soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Olympique Marseille in Dortmund, Germany, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.

NYON, Switzerland — Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp must serve a two-match Champions League ban for his “irresponsible” rant at a match official. UEFA says the automatic one-match suspension after his sending off for “pestering a match official” has been increased to a two-match sanction. Klopp angrily confronted the fourth official during Dortmund’s 2-1 defeat at Napoli on Sept. 18. The German coach served the first match of his sanction during Dortmund’s 3-0 victory against Marseille on Tuesday. Klopp will be prevented from working with his team at an away match against Arsenal on Oct. 22. He can appeal the sanction.

Champions League results and standings Group A Shakhtar Donetsk Bayer Leverkusen

1 2

Manchester United Real Sociedad

Standings Manchester United Shakhtar Donetsk Bayer Leverkusen Real Sociedad

P 2 2 2 2

D 1 1 0 0

Group B Juventus Real Madrid

2 4

Galatasaray FC Copenhagen

Standings Real Madrid Juventus FC Copenhagen Galatasaray

P 2 2 2 2

D 0 2 1 1

Group C Paris St Germain Anderlecht

3 0

Benfica Olympiakos Piraeus

Standings Paris St Germain Olympiakos Piraeus Benfica Anderlecht

P 2 2 2 2

D 0 0 0 0

Group D Manchester City CSKA Moscow

1 3

Bayern Munich Viktoria Plzen

3 2

Standings Bayern Munich Manchester City CSKA Moscow Viktoria Plzen

P 2 2 2 2

D 0 0 0 0

A 1 3 5 6

Pts 6 3 3 0

Played on Tuesday Group E Basel Steaua Bucharest

0 0

Standings Schalke 04 Basel Chelsea Steaua Bucharest

P 2 2 2 2

Group F Borussia Dortmund Arsenal

3 2

Olympique Marseille Napoli

Standings Arsenal Napoli Borussia Dortmund Olympique Marseille

P 2 2 2 2

D 0 0 0 0

Group G Zenit St Petersburg Porto

0 1

Standings Atletico Madrid Porto Austria Vienna Zenit St Petersburg

P 2 2 2 2

Group H Ajax Amsterdam Celtic

1 0

AC Milan Barcelona

Standings Barcelona AC Milan Ajax Amsterdam Celtic

P 2 2 2 2

D 0 1 1 0

W 1 1 1 0

W 2 0 0 0

W 2 1 1 0

W 2 1 1 0

L 0 0 1 2

L 0 0 1 1

L 0 1 1 2

L 0 1 1 2

F 5 3 4 1

F 10 3 1 3

F 7 4 2 0

F 6 4 3 2

A 3 1 5 4

A 1 3 5 8

A 1 4 3 5

1 1

2 0

W 2 1 1 0

D 0 0 0 0

L 0 1 1 2

L 0 1 1 2

F 4 2 5 0

F 4 2 4 1

A 0 2 2 7

A 1 3 2 5

W 2 1 0 0

D 0 0 1 1

L 0 1 1 1

L 0 0 1 2

F 5 2 0 1

F 5 3 1 0

A 2 2 1 3

A 0 1 5 3

Pts 6 3 3 0

1 4

Pts 6 3 3 0 0 0

Austria Vienna Atletico Madrid

W 2 1 0 0

Pts 6 2 1 1 0 3

Schalke 04 Chelsea

W 2 1 1 0

Pts 4 4 3 0

Pts 6 3 3 0 0 2

Pts 6 3 1 1 1 1

Pts 6 4 1 0


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Destinations

Bukit Jambul IBP

The name of Bukit Jambul was given when the Dutch colonial coming to Indonesia. At that moment the tourist saw a high hill in the south way that related the Regency of Klungkung and Besakih. In the top of mountain, there is holy place named Puncak Sari Temple. Uniquely, the temple surrounded by many big trees. From the top of mountain, the visitor can see rice the beautiful panoramaof ricefield. The combination view of high hill and big trees make it named Bukit Jambul ( crest hill) Bukit Jambul is located in Pesaban Traditional Village, Nongan, Rendang Subdistrict. It is 8 km from Klungkung Regency and 51 km from Denpasar, while from Besakih Temple it is just 15 km. In this tourism area, there are many restaurant and others facilities such large parking area. Bukit Jambul is very popular as a good place to feel and explore the harmony combination of hills, rice field, valley and sea.

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NBA set for ambitious international schedule

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — David Stern is soon on his way to the Philippines and Taiwan. After that, it’s off to Beijing and Shanghai. His final months as commissioner are the NBA’s boldest yet when it comes to playing internationally, and he thinks bringing the league around the globe will remain important long after he’s left office in February. “Numerically, without question, to have 10 games this season, it’s our most ambitious,” Stern said of the schedule that begins this weekend. “It’s really just a continued statement to our international audience of our attempts to play games in their time zones and to demonstrate that we think it’s a global game and we appreciate their support and interest.” There will be 12 teams playing outside the U.S. and Canada, the most ever, and the league will play regular-season games in two countries beyond those for the first time. There are stops in old standbys and first-time trips to cities in Brazil and Spain that will be hosting major international competitions in the next few years. International growth, long a passion of Stern’s, has become something much more: It’s mandatory. “If you listen to Coca-Cola or GE or the great brands — Samsung, Sony, Apple — increasingly more and more of their revenues and profits are going to come from outside the United States. The numbers make it clear, because there are 300-plus million people in the U.S. and we’re approaching 7 billion outside the U.S,” Stern said in a phone interview. “And so looking at every enterprise that’s doing business, communicating with consumers and the like, I have seen international as a growth opportunity that will continue literally for decades, and our sport is one that crosses borders, along with soccer, in a wonderful way. And we have just scratched the surface.” The schedule opens Saturday with Oklahoma City playing Turkey’s Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul, where Kevin Durant was MVP of the world basketball championship in 2010. Philadelphia plays the next day at Bilbao, Spain, a host site for next summer’s renamed World Cup of Basketball. The Thunder then meet the 76ers on Oct. 8 in Manchester, England, before Indiana and Houston face each other in the Philippines and Taiwan — the latter the home country of Rockets guard Jeremy Lin’s parents. “I have no idea what to expect,” Lin said. “It’s a preseason game, so you never really know what’s going to happen in terms of the plan or minutes or whatever. But I just know it’s going to be two games against a really good team and the opportunity to work on some stuff. Hopefully give the fans across the world something to cheer about and a fun event to attend.” The Lakers and Warriors play twice in China, and Chicago faces Washington in Rio de Janeiro. The games that count include San Antonio against Minnesota in Mexico City in December, followed by Atlanta playing Brooklyn in London in January. Every location has a reason. Turkey is one of the league’s largest social media markets. Stern said the Philippines is a top-three basketball market with a new arena in Manila. Rio is host of the 2016 Olympics, and building toward that, the league now has about 20 employees working on Latin America.

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NBA commissioner David Stern applaudes during a press conference Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013, in New York, announcing the selection of the city to host the NBA All-Star game in 2015.

Klitschko says he will beat Povetkin

Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW — Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is confident that will put an end to Alexander Povetkin’s undefeated record when he defends his WBA and IBF belts against the Russian at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday. After open training sessions in front of numerous media on Wednesday, Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO) said he came to Moscow to win any way he could. “That’s what I will do on Oct. 5,” Klitschko said. “Believe me, I will do everything for my victory.” However, Klitschko made it clear he would not underestimate Povetkin. He hasn’t lost or drawn a fight and was never knocked down,” Klitschko said. “So, I think the night will be a complicated one — for those who will watch, as well as for Alexander and me. Each sportsman has his chance and each of us will try to capitalize on it. How, we will see it.” Povetkin (26-0, 18KO) avoided sending the usual prebout banter, and said he was just preparing for the fight. “There’s no need for extra words,” the Russian said. “I could have said that I would bury him or something like this. But you will see it on Saturday.” The WBA heavyweight belt became vacant when Klitschko was elevated to “super champion” status in 2011 after beating David Haye. Povetkin became the mandatory challenger for Klitschko when he beat American Hasim Rahman last September. A sell-out crowd of 14,000 is expected to attend.

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Ukrainian heavyweight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko attends an open training session in Moscow, October 2, 2013. Klitschko will face Alexander Povetkin of Russia in a title match on October 5 in Moscow.


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INDONESIA Yudhoyono and Xi Jinping attend business luncheon meeting

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People of Freedom party leader Silvio Berlusconi rubs his eyes after delivering his speech at the Senate, in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Berlusconi acknowledged defeat Wednesday and announced he would support the government of Premier Enrico Letta, a stunning aboutface on the Senate floor after defections in his party robbed him of the support he needed to bring down the government.

Berlusconi weakened by political about-face Associated Press Writer

MILAN — Silvio Berlusconi’s failed attempt to topple the Italian government has left him weaker than ever, zapped of the aura of invincibility that has surrounded him for two decades as he faces the possible loss of his Senate seat and a ban from politics. Still, it is unlikely to be his last act. The 77-year-old three-time former premier staged one of Italy’s most stunning political plot twists in memory on Wednesday when he took the Senate floor at the last minute to announce that he would, after all, support Premier Enrico Letta’s government in a confidence vote. It was a face-saving measure that came after key loyalists in Berlusconi’s center-right party refused to follow his bid to collapse the coalition government as fallout over his tax-fraud conviction. The conviction carries a four-year prison sentence that endangers his role as a legislator. “We have decided, not without internal strife, to vote in confidence” Berlusconi said. Though he tried to look magnanimous, it was the billionaire media mogul’s first-ever defeat within the party he founded and which has achieved electoral success largely through his personal appeal. Berlusconi’s retreat bestows a measure of stability on Letta’s 5-monthold left-right coalition which won confidence votes in both houses and faces the daunting task of trying to

revive Italy’s economy. And while Berlusconi was left bruised and battered, political analysts argue he is not yet out of the picture. “Berlusconi is not finished,” said Roberto D’Alimonte of Rome’s LUISS University. “This is another step toward the end, but it is not the end yet. The end will come with a major electoral defeat. “He has great resources. He has media resources, financial resources, the resources of the 6 or 7 million voters who will follow him down the abyss. That is why he cannot be counted out, even with his options being closed.” Whether Berlusconi can ever again face the electorate is far from certain because his judicial woes are narrowing his ability to maneuver. His appeals over his tax fraud conviction were exhausted this summer, and he now faces a prison term, the loss of his Senate seat and a political ban that will bar him from running in new elections. Berlusconi’s theatrics — pushing for the government to fall, then saving it at the last minute — are a sign of the nervousness provoked by his

judicial woes, said Giuseppe Orsina, a political scientist who this summer published a book about Berlusconi’s influence in Italy. “This is another paradox,” Orsina said. “It wasn’t in his interest to make the government fall, from the point of view of his companies, and it was not politically rational. It was rational in the protection of his honor ... It was an act of political pride.” Despite being weakened, Orsina said Berlusconi “remains a protagonist in the political life. Today he suffered a defeat that is the first in the history of his party.” A Senate committee is due to vote in the coming days on whether to recommend stripping Berlusconi of his seat following his conviction of tax fraud and its four-year sentence. A 2012 law bans anyone sentenced to more than two years in prison from holding or running for public office for six years. Separately, a Milan appeals court will decide later this month on the exact length of a political ban, from one to three years, that was included alongside the four-year sentence in the tax fraud case.

TRIPOLI, Libya — An armed mob broke into the Russian Embassy compound in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Wednesday, climbing over walls, breaking down a metal gate and shooting in the air. One of the attackers was killed by the gunfire, and four more were wounded, Libyan officials said. The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack and said none of the embassy staff was wounded. Libyan officials said they believed the break-in was in response to the death of a Libyan air force pilot, who they said was killed by a Russian woman. Wednesday’s violence briefly raised fears of a repeat of last year’s deadly attack on a U.S. compound in the eastern city of Benghazi, in which the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed. In that instance, on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack, militants fired mortars at the consulate, surrounded it and set it on fire. The Libyan official said Wednesday’s attackers took down the Russian flag that was hanging from the balcony of one of the buildings. But they did not enter the embassy buildings, he said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. Russia’s Foreign Ministry Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Ekho Moskvy radio that according to preliminary information no one among the embassy personnel was wounded. The attackers were apparently reacting to the killing of a Libyan air force pilot Tuesday. Libyan authorities arrested a Russian woman and accused her of killing him and writing offensive graffiti in his blood. The woman also is accused of stabbing and wounding the pilot’s mother. Authorities said they did not know what the woman’s motives might be, but noted that in the graffiti on the walls, she expressed sentiments against the Libyan uprising that drove longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi from power after an eight-month civil war in 2011. Libya has been hit by a months-long wave of targeted killings against activists, judges and security agents. On Wednesday, gunmen in Benghazi shot dead a naval officer and his 7-year-old son before fleeing the scene. Most killings are presumed to be the work of armed factions, often acting out of revenge.

Toronto mayor’s driver arrested on drug charges Associated Press Writer

TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Wednesday he’s surprised and shocked his friend and occasional driver has been arrested on drug charges. Alexander Lisi, 35, has been charged with trafficking and possession of marijuana, Toronto police say. Ford grabbed international attention earlier this year over allegations that he was caught on video smoking crack cocaine. The AP has not seen the video and it has not been released publicly. Ford has said the video does not exist. Ford acknowledged Lisi is a friend and said he doesn’t abandon his friends. “He’s a friend. He’s a good guy. I don’t throw my friends under the bus, Ford said. “I’ve never once seen him drink. I’ve never seen him once do drugs so I’m surprised. I’m actually shocked,” He refused to comment further on Lisi’s arrest, saying the matter is before the courts.

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Indonesian anti-corruption investigators has closed Chief Justice Akil Mochtar’s office over allegedly corruption case.

Top Indonesian judge arrested for alleged bribery Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesian anti-corruption investigators have arrested the constitutional court’s top judge for allegedly accepting a bribe of more than $250,000 in a case linked to a disputed election, an official said Thursday. It was the latest high-profile corruption case in one of the world’s most graft-ridden countries, and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono expressed shock in rare public comments on the issue. “I can feel the anger and shock shared by the Indonesian people,” he said. Chief Justice Akil Mochtar was detained late Wednesday at his Jakarta home shortly after a businessman and lawmaker allegedly handed him around three billion rupiah, said Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesman Johan Budi. “The bribery was allegedly linked to a disputed election in Gunung Mas district on Borneo island,” said Budi. The election was held on September 4. One of the constitutional court’s main roles is to decide on electoral disputes.The lawmaker, a member of the Golkar party of former dictator Suharto, and businessman were also detained at Mochtar’s house, he said. The head of Gunung Mas district and another man were arrested at a Jakarta hotel soon afterwards, added Budi.“The questioning of the five men

is still under way,” he added. Yudhoyono said that constitutional court judges “have a very important role. They are required to have high integrity and are also expected to have the capacity to decide disputes properly. “The constitutional court’s ruling is final and binding... can you imagine if they make a wrong decision or if there’s a violation of their ruling?” Mochtar’s arrest followed the detention in August of the country’s chief energy regulator Rudi Rubiandini and after several members of the president’s Democratic Party were caught up in corruption scandals. However Mochtar is a former Golkar party member. Golkar is in the current ruling coalition but seen as one of the main opponents to Yudhoyono’s party at upcoming elections. Rubiandini, head of upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas, was detained at his Jakarta home for allegedly accepting more than $600,000 in bribes. In the past year, the president’s party has been hit by a flood of corruption scandals that analysts say

have seriously undermined the party’s prospects at elections in 2014. The party’s chairman, treasurer and sports minister have all been caught up in in graft scandals -- an embarrassment for Yudhoyono as he won a second term in 2009 partly on a pledge to fight corruption. The KPK has been granted extraordinary powers to investigate the rich and powerful in Indonesia, including wiretapping suspects and probing bank accounts. But they face an uphill battle in a nation ranked 118th out of 176 in Transparency International’s list of least corrupt countries. They have enjoyed some notable successes however, such as the jailing earlier this month of the former traffic police chief for 10 years after he built up an $18 million empire by accepting enormous bribes. Djoko Susilo reportedly earned a humble police salary of $1,000 a month -- but the country’s anti-graft agency seized assets from him, including houses, cars and even petrol kiosks, worth 200 billion rupiah (around $18 million).

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a business luncheon meeting with prominent businessmen of the two nations on Thursday. Two hundred Chinese businessmen and officials and 600 Indonesian businessmen and officials were present at the luncheon, said Indonesian Industry Minister MS Hidayat. During the event, President Yudhoyono and President Xi Jinping witnessed the signing of 21 business agreements. The total value of the business agreements was US$28.2 billion for investments in the fields of mineral, pulp, property, railway, infrastructure, and cement, noted Minister MS Hidayat. The agreements would strengthen bilateral economic cooperation between the two nations, he added. Xi Jinping is on a two-day state visit to Jakarta to boost bilateral economic and investment cooperation between the two nations. It is Xi Jinping’s first visit to a Southeast Asian country since he assumed his presidency in March. He will then travel to Malaysia before heading back to the Indonesian resort island of Bali for an APEC meeting. During the bilateral meeting on Wednesday, the two leaders agreed to upgrade the bilateral cooperation of the two countries to comprehensive strategic partnership in various fields. “We have once again made history by agreeing to forge a comprehensive strategic partnership. I believe that under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, we will be able to improve our bilateral cooperation,” said President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at a joint press conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Merdeka Palace here on Wednesday. Yudhoyono said the two countries are committed to increasing bilateral trade to exceed US$51 billion in revenue. China will also open a consulate general in Bali, he stated. Indonesia’s exports to China between January and June 2013 reached US$10.09 billion or 13.5 percent of the country’s total exports. Its imports from China reached US$14.42 billion. Last year, the two-way trade between the two nations exceeded US$50 billion.

Indonesia has important role in regional economy: ADB Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia has an important role in the regional economy, and therefore, it is necessary to increase cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in various fields, according to President of ADB Takehiko Nakao. “Indonesia has an important role in ASEAN and ASEAN plus three, and it plays a crucial role as an emerging economy,” Nakao said at a press conference at the presidential office after a meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday. The ADB president noted that he met President Yudhoyono to discuss Indonesia’s role in G20 and the agenda that would be raised by Indonesia in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Bali. “We discussed many issues, including Indonesia’s leadership in various international economic forums. President Yudhoyono also mentioned Indonesia’s role in G20 and the meeting of APEC leaders in Bali next week,” he said. According to Nakao, ADB has prepared “standby trade financing support.” Meanwhile, presidential special staff for economic affairs Firmanzah said during the one-hour meeting, President Yudhoyono emphasised that Indonesia and ADB are important partners. Indonesia and ADB are cooperating in various sectors, among others, energy, clean water facility, infrastructure development, and human resources development. “President Yudhoyono believes that it is important to strengthen the partnership between Indonesia and the ADB,” Firmanzah said.


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Obama warns Wall Street over fiscal crisis

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sent Wall Street a blunt warning Wednesday that it should be very worried about a political crisis that has shut down the government and could trigger a US debt default. Obama said he was “exasperated” by the budget impasse in Congress, in an interview with CNBC apparently designed to pressure Republicans by targeting the financial community moments after markets closed. The president then met Republican and Democratic leaders for their first talks since the US government money’s ran out and it slumped into a shutdown now well into its second day. But few informed observers held out much hope for a sudden breakthrough. Obama was asked in the interview whether Washington was simply gripped by just the latest in a series of political and fiscal crises which reliably get solved at the last minute. In unusually frank comments on issues that could sway markets, Obama warned that investors should be worried. “This time’s different. I think they should be concerned,” Obama said, in comments which may roil global markets. “When you have a situation in which a faction is willing potentially to default on US government obligations, then we are in trouble,” Obama said. Obama said he would not negotiate with Republicans on budget matters until House lawmakers pass a temporary financing bill to reopen federal operations and raised the $16.7 trillion dollar debt ceiling. If the borrowing limit is not lifted by the middle of the month, the US government could default on its debts for the first time in history.“If and when ... that vote takes place and the government reopens, and if and when they vote to make sure Congress pays our bills on time so America does not default on costs it’s already accrued, then I am prepared to have a reasonable, civil negotiation around a whole slew of issues,” Obama said. The president said he had “bent over backwards” to accommodate Republicans -- a statement his foes would dispute -- but warned it would set a terrible precedent to allow lawmakers of any party to hold a White House to ransom over raising the debt ceiling. “Absolutely I am exasperated, because this is entirely unnecessary,” Obama said. The government shutdown has sent 800,000 federal workers home, closed museums, national parks and monuments and crippled government services. Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein warned that America was getting onto dangerous ground by flirting with not raising the debt ceiling. A previous period of brinkmanship on the issue badly hit the US credit rating. “There’s a precedent for a government shutdown, there’s no precedent for a default,” he said after meeting Obama. Furious tourists meanwhile are locked out of Washington museums and monuments, as well as national parks and landmarks like the Statue of Liberty in New York. Cancer research and treatment at the world-class National Institutes of Health has ground to a halt.

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Trader John Panin, left, and Steven Capo work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama sent Wall Street a blunt warning Wednesday that it should be very worried about a political crisis that has shut down the government and could trigger a US debt default.

Eurozone recovery gathering momentum Associated Press

LONDON — Another round of eurozone economic data Thursday provided compelling evidence that the currency bloc’s recovery from recession has become broad-based and self-sustaining. Particularly encouraging was the news that retail sales across the 17 European Union countries that use the euro rose by a forecast-busting 0.7 percent in August, according to Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office. That added to the previous month’s 0.5 percent increase — itself revised higher — and was above market expectations for a more modest 0.2 percent increase. Retail sales are an important barometer of economic confidence as they show that consumers are more willing to spend rather than save for a rainy day. The figures came on the heels of a closely-watched survey finding economic output across the eurozone rose in September at its fastest pace since the summer of 2011.

Financial information company Markit said its composite purchasing managers index — a broad gauge of business activity across the manufacturing and services sectors — rose to a 27-month high of 52.2 points in September. The increase from 51.5 in August takes the index further above the 50 threshold that indicates expansion. Thursday’s surveys are the latest in a string of indicators to suggest the eurozone economic recovery is gathering momentum. Earlier this week, Eurostat figures showed the number of unemployed fell for the third consecutive month in August, though the rate held steady. In the second quarter, the eurozone economy grew by a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent, following a run of six straight quarterly declines, which marked the longest recession since the euro currency was launched in 1999. The improving economic signs also help explain why the European Central Bank opted against doing anything more to shore up the recovery at Wednesday’s policy meeting.

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Bali must reject black investors

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DENPASAR - Like a beautiful and comely girl, Bali has a tremendous appeal. The island supported by the tourism industry has become a bone of contention by large investors. Unfortunately, not all the incoming investment can prosper the people of Bali, while some of them even damage the nature and culture on the Island of the Gods. “All kinds of such investors must be rejected. The consideration only paying attention to the economic aspects (growth) is clearly erroneous. Indeed, the economic growth is important, but the far more important is the environmental, cultural, religious and customary preservation,” said Secretary of the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) of Bali Chapter, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Raka Suardana. Moreover, he said, their presence did not give the maximal contribution to common people, so the growth created would be in vain. “A good growth happens if it can generate equity and the gap is not too wide. The growth must not only be enjoyed by people in Southern Bali, but must also be enjoyed by people of North and East Bali,” he explained. According to him, black investors did not pay attention to religion, customs, culture, social aspect and environment. This type of capitalist was definitely far worse than the money laundering earlier. It could be imagined that armed with the power of money at hand the investor could control everything. “They closed the eyes and ears for such things. As a result, in the long term and even short-term, all unique and distinct natures and cultures can be eroded to destruction,” he said. He assessed the culture and nature at hand posed the capital that was not owned by other regions in Indonesia. Therefore, the investors vied to see the opportunities available. However, the incoming investors were not entirely pure investors (white investors) that wanted to build Bali. “Many parties suspect that black investors also invest their capital in the middle of the hustles and bustles of Bali’s economic progress,” he said. He added many ways were undertaken by black investors to streamline their business. For example, those that committed money laundering, as the results of crime where one of which was corruption, invested in Bali. Proceeds of their crime were invested for hotel development, construction of tourist supporting facilities or other investments. “Their money is not through bank transfer, but brought in cash. Thus, it was difficult to detect the transfer via bank. For example, a hotel built in expensive area can offer very cheap room rate. Certainly, it needs questioning when it can reach the break-even point of their capital,” he affirmed. (kmb27)

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Foreign tourist arrival in August 2013 increased sharply from 634,194 tourists in August 2012 to 771,009 foreign tourists, an increase of 21.57 percent.

In August, tourist arrival increases sharply Bali Post

JAKARTA - Foreign tourist arrival in August 2013 increased sharply from 634,194 tourists in August 2012 to 771,009 foreign tourists, an increase of 21.57 percent. The increase in foreign tourist arrival in August 2013 occurred in almost all entrances, including the three major entrances such as the Soekarno-Hatta (Jakarta), Ngurah Rai (Bali) and Batam. Meanwhile, foreign tourists visiting Indonesia in January to August 2013 continued to show an increase. The number of foreign tourists coming to Indonesia during January-August 2013 reached 5,643,271 people, an increase of 8.28 percent compared to the same period last year amounting to 5,211,704 people. Media Center of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy mentioned the five major markets becoming the main target of tourism marketing in Indonesia had increased to more than two digits. Tourists from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) showed an increase of 34.49 percent followed by Malaysia and Singapore re-

spectively 28.16 percent and 20.54 percent. Then, tourists from Japan rose 19.58 percent, while tourist from Australia rose 12.18 percent. “Achievement in August showed that our marketing orientation in the five market focus has been on target. It is also reinforced by other markets that grew positively,” explained the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu in Jakarta, Wednesday (Oct 2). Beyond the major market focus of foreign tourists, a significant increase was also contributed by tourists from Middle East whose increase was more than three times higher than in August 2012. For example, tourist from Saudi Arabia showed an increase of 238.46 percent, from 6,071 people in August 2012 to 20,548 people in August 2013. For the European market, the largest increase was contributed by the number of tourist from Russia rising 35.86 percent or 5,047 people in August 2012 to 7,346 people. Mari Pangestu added that MICE tourism had a major contribution in increasing the number of tourist arrival in recent months.

In August 2013, there was a big event such as the Congress of Indonesian Diaspora II, shooting of Hollywood film and some world musician concerts in various cities in Indonesia. In addition, a series of APEC meetings and supporting activities ahead of the APEC Summit 2013 taking place in October were also essential to boost the number of foreign tourists to Indonesia. Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu assessed the increase in foreign tourist arrival in August 2013 amounting to 21.57 percent further strengthened the confidence in the achievement of the target of foreign tourist arrival this year set at moderate target of 8.6 million and optimistic target of 9 million. “We hope the next four months, from September to December 2013 the tourism growth will be even greater considering that many international MICE events are held in various regions such as the APEC whose top takes place in Bali in early October and will have a positive impact on tourism in Indonesia,” said Mari Pangestu. (010)


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For a month, the lineups of the Denpasar Police Narcotics Section managed to arrest 16 drug abuse perpetrators. However, the officers of the Narcotics Section Chief I Wayan Suarda then captured another suspect. The suspect named Kadek Swandika Wijaya, 33, a resident from Bantang hamlet, Bantang village, Kintamani, Bangli. The suspect was arrested around Jalan Cekomaria Gang I/4A Denpasar, Sunday (Se 29) at 00:30 a.m. From the suspect, police seized the evidence in the form of two plastic bags alleged to contain crystal meth (SS). Each plastic bag contained 0.31 gram and 0.23 gram of the crystal meth, a glass pipe and a black waist bag. Information at police station on Wednesday (Oct 2) mentioned the arrest of the suspect was based on the public report where the suspect was told to frequently bring crystal meth. Based on the information, police conducted an investigation in the field. Eventually, the suspect was arrested at the scene without resistance. Chief Suarda when asked for his confirmation on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of the suspect. His party still continued to examine the suspect to further reveal his syndicate. From the preliminary examination, the suspect was alleged to be a drug user. “We are still developing the case,” he said. (kmb21)

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Roads at Gilimanuk municipality damaged Negara (Bali Post)—

Most of the roads at Gilimanuk municipality are currently in damaged condition. The roads connecting the hamlets have many potholes and the asphalt comes off. One of the causes is that the road is often passed through by trucks and buses diverted when a queue occurs at the harbor.

As found in several hamlets at Gilimanuk, the road formerly covered with hot mix asphalt has now been damaged. Similar condition also happens to circular road going out of the harbor that has already showed many potholes. The road still belongs to the responsibility of local government. Unfortunately, there is no restriction to vehicles passing the road. “Many potholes can be found on this road because it has been passed through by trucks during the homecoming season and the traffic flows are diverted to this small road. As a result, it turns damaged like this,” said Mrs. Sri when met on Wednesday (Oct 2). Once a year, the road is indeed passed through by heavy vehicles whose tonnage surpassed the allowed capacity. As condition of the road heading for the harbor was crowded, the vehicles going out of the harbor actually passing through the market are

diverted to the lanes of hamlet streets. Though the circular road becomes the main line going out of the harbor of vehicles, it still belongs to the authority of county government. The Head of Jembrana Public Works, IGP Mertadana, justified that some of the roads at Gilimanuk municipality were damaged. It also included the circular road used for the exit of the Gilimanuk Harbor that had many potholes. According to him, the county government had allocated a budget for the road improvement this year. “We’ve allocated a budget for the repair this year, including for the circular road,” he explained. Meanwhile, Spokesperson of Jembrana government, Suherman, added that road improvement at municipality belonged to the authority of county government through the Public Works. Unlike at villages, the municipality (kelurahan) did not get regular village fund allocation (ADD) worth around IDR 120180 million. However, in the municipality such a budget was allocated for office operations like for the needs of stationery, power and so on. “Meanwhile, for infrastructural improvement, it is obtained from relevant regional working unit (SKPD) like the road at BB Agung also got hot mix asphalt not long ago,” he added. (kmb26)

American tourist terrified and reports to police Amlapura (Bali Post)—

A retired tourist from the United States, Jacquelyn Lampher, 61, made a report to Abang Police headquarters, Tuesday (Oct 1). The complainant admitted to fear because her villa at Aas hamlet, Bunutan village, Karangasem, had been entered by a stranger. The complainant told police on Tuesday afternoon that she had just arrived at her villa from Denpasar. She would like to visit her villa as it had long been abandoned. Once she came into the bathroom, she was surprised because the stone used to put shampoo was broken. She believed the stone was broken by someone coming into the bathroom without permission. The bathroom door was found open. However, she said no valuables were missing. The Operations Division Head of Karangasem Police AA Gede Mudita said on Wednesday (Oct 1) in his office that his staff had received the report. Police had investigated the perpetrator breaking in to the bathroom owned by the complainant without permission. But so far, the perpetrators had not been identified and police were still making further investigation. (013)

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‘We love Mandela’ London exhibition pays homage to icon Agence France Presse

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In this Oct. 1, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama gestures during a statement on the government shutdown in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama’s strategy during the partial shutdown of the federal government is aimed at keeping up the appearance of a leader focused on the public’s priorities and avoiding looking tone deaf to the hundreds of thousands of Americans forced off the job.

Obama shortens Asia trip because of shutdown

London - A portrait of Nelson Mandela by British artist Richard Stone and a portrayal of him playing the role of Jesus at the Last Supper are some of the works on display in London’s “We Love Mandela” exhibition. Some 22 artists, all South African with the exception of Stone, are displaying around 50 works reflecting the “emotions of people”, their feelings and ideas about South Africa’s first black president, exhibition curator Natalie Knight told AFP. Many of the artists showcased were forced to work underground during the era of apartheid. Peace icon Mandela featured “at the top” of the list of personalities whom Stone, portraitist of Queen Elizabeth II and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, wanted to paint. “It was the most daunting experience I had ever had” and also “the greatest privilege”, the artist told AFP. “Here we have quite possibly the most famous man on the planet,” he said. “My goal was to capture something of the soul of this very great man.” Stone recalled how Mandela “allowed a little window to be open into his soul” during the six sittings which took place in his Johannesburg office in 2008. The painting, which features a dignified white-haired Mandela wearing one of his trademark colourful shirts, was sold at auction in 2008 for around 480,000 euros ($650,000) during a London concert celebrating his 90th birthday. The exhibition gives equal billing to numerous cartoons by South African animator Zapiro, one of which shows Mandela sat in a carriage next to the queen as they travel through the streets of London. A policeman turns to his colleague and says: “The next bloody tourist who asks who’s the little old lady with Mandela...!” For Knight, the drawing epitomises “the importance of Mandela in the world.” Another work explores the power of Mandela’s clenched fist, the symbol of his fight against apartheid, while another imagines Mandela as the central figure at the Last Supper, surrounded by “his” disciples, including Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has canceled two stops on his long-planned trip to Asia because of the partial government shutdown, the White House announced Wednesday. Obama is scheduled to leave Saturday night on what originally was a four-nation tour. But the White House has called off the final two stops in Malaysia and the Philippines and is re-evaluating the stops in Indonesia and Brunei, where Obama is to participate in regional economic forums. “We intend to have the president...make that trip because it is important,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday. “We’ll obviously evaluate this as each day goes by.” The shutdown took effect early Tuesday after Congress missed its deadline to fund the government. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said that since Malaysia and the Philippines were “on the back end of the president’s” trip, per-

sonnel was not yet in place and “we were not able to go forward with planning.” She blamed the cancellation on “House Republicans forcing a shutdown of the government.” “This completely avoidable shutdown is setting back our ability to promote U.S. exports and advance U.S. leadership in the largest emerging region in the world,” Hayden said. The White House said Obama spoke by telephone Tuesday with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to tell them he wouldn’t be coming next week and to commit to visiting both countries later in his term. The prime minister said he understood. “If I were in his shoes, I would do the same,” Najib said in Kuala Lumpur.

From Manila, Aquino spokesman Ricky Carandang also said Obama’s decision was understandable. He said he looked forward to welcoming Obama “at a more opportune time.” Mike Green, senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, described scrapping the stops in Malaysia and the Philippines as a blow to both countries and a loss for Obama at a time when the administration’s much talked about “pivot” to Asia is being questioned in the region. Obama was to have been the first U.S. president to visit Malaysia since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966. Green said backing out of the Indonesia and Brunei summits would make matters worse. “Showing up is very important,” Green said.

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Curator Natalie Knight talks during the press view of her exhibition of art inspired by South Africa’s former President and Nobel Peace laureate, Nelson Mandela, at the South African embassy in central London, October 2, 2013.


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Marc Jacobs’ farewell to Vuitton is a dark one

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PARIS — As maids swept away dust from steps that led into a set in mourning, it was clear that the Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris on Wednesday was a spring-summer collection in name only.

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A model presents a creation as part of Hermes ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 in Paris.

are often extravagant and can use sets that cost millions of euros, the less well-off had options, too, during this year’s fashion week. An initiative in recent years called the “Designer’s Apartment” provided showroom spaces for top young designers such as Aganovich, Monographie and Le Moine Tricote. Still, it was the wellestablished heavy hitters who drew the most attention. LOUIS VUITTON The 41-piece display — which used embroidered black silk stockings, Eisenhower jackets embellished cabaret-style with large feathered shoulders, dark appliqued embroideries, smoking jackets and some 1940s baggy, blue jeans — was a study in noir. The glimmering catwalk landscape was towered over by a huge clock, whose arms, instead of going forward, went back in time nostalgically. “We went back and used all the different bits of the sets of the past,” Jacobs explained backstage. The clothes, too, went back in time.

Floor-length, thick Edwardian dresses and large proportions in the sleeves fused with black decorative corset details that evoked the fashions of the 1900s, and contrasted with the more revealing “showgirl” looks. They were inspired by singers such as Cher, whose look from the “Take Me Home” days was evoked in many ensembles. But at moments it felt as if some looks belonged more to Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci. In the program notes, Jacobs enclosed a message evoking a farewell to LVMH’s chief executive: “For. Bernard Arnault. All my love, always.” But it was the standing ovation from Anna Wintour that said the most. Such rare, visible acclaim from the powerful U.S. Vogue editor — to whom he partly dedicated the show — was a poignant cap to his tenure. Glenda Bailey, the influential U.S. editor of Harper’s Bazaar, said the show signaled the “end of an era.” “Watching the show was like seeing your life flash before your eyes, because there were so many memorable moments referenced,” she told The Associated Press.

Gear watch has potential, but falls short Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — It didn’t take long to see how a computerized wristwatch might help manage my digital life — or to see how Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear smartwatch falls short. First, the potential: Smartwatches are supposed to offer quick access to many of the things you normally do on your phone, such as checking messages, taking photos, checking the weather and answering calls. You can install apps for additional functionality that lets you track fitness activities and play games. It’s like having the power of your smartphone on your wrist. That sounds great in principle. These gadgets aren’t meant to replace phones; they’re supposed to work with phones to display the information you need most. While I’m wearing the Galaxy Gear, I can glance at my wrist for messages during dinner or at a movie, as if I’m checking the time. It’s not so obvious that I’m being rude, the way pulling out a phone would be. Samsung’s Gear is stylish. Its 1.6-inch (4-centimeter) screen, measured diago-

nally, keeps the watch small enough — at least for men — to work as a fashion accessory. Straps come in six colors. For now, the Gear works only with the new 5.7-inch (14.5-centimeter) Galaxy Note 3 phone. Both started shipping in the U.S. on Tuesday. The Gear costs about $300 and the Note 3 another $300, with a two-year service agreement. Although the Gear works with a cellular version of a new Galaxy Note tablet, Samsung is selling only a Wi-Fi version in the U.S. for now, starting Oct. 10 for $550. So until Samsung updates the software on its older phones, you need to buy both the Gear and the Note 3. For $600, this better do a lot to manage my digital life. I took the Gear to a street fair in Brooklyn and tried to use it to meet up with my brother and two groups of friends. I was able to read text messages and reply to a few using voice dictation. But the voicecommand service is slow and makes many transcription errors. It also doesn’t give me enough time to read and confirm what I’m about to send, forcing me to start over. After a few attempts, I took out the phone and started replying the normal way.

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Indonesia expects ACT-NET to support corruption eradication Antara

NUSA DUA - Indonesia, during the APEC Summit in Bali, has urged the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Experts Task Force (ACT) to support its efforts in investigating corruption cases abroad. According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s document received by Antara in Bali on Thursday, Indonesia’s initiative to establish ACT-Network (ACT-NET) is in line with the government’s policy on eradicating corruption as well as enhancing formal and informal cooperation with the legal forces of APEC economies. ACT-NET will focus on the authorities or corruption eradication agencies in each economy, to ease the investigation and proceeding processes. APEC economies have agreed to sup-

FILE - In this 4, 2013, file photo, a model touches the screen of a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in Berlin, Germany.

port this initiative since corruption not only affects social and economic development, but also decreases the trust of the public and investors. It also damages healthy market competition, threatens consumer safety and increases the cost of business, public service and infrastructure projects. The ACT-NET was established in 2005 and changed to ACT Working Group (ACTWG) in 2011, as a forum to sharing experiences and practices in anti-corruption efforts among the APEC members. Indonesia was chosen as the chair of

ACTWG in 2013. During its chairmanship, Indonesia has initiated ACT-NET as a network for legal forces, investigators, prosecutors, and related authorities to get the reciprocal legal aid and extradition among the APEC members. APEC Summit 2013 is being held in Bali from October 1 to 8, including some related meetings, such as the Concluding Senior Official Meeting (CSOM), APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM), ABAC CEO Summit, and APEC Economic Leaders meeting.

Facilities for APEC Summit ready

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APEC good momentum to attract investment in renewable energy

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There was a dark fountain and a nightmarish carousel featuring inky, surreal-looking horses. There was a twin escalator and a luxury hotel elevator. And there was the universe of clothes in all-black. The decor was like a greatest hits collection that fused elements of past shows with the present one, tracing designer Marc Jacobs’ influential 16year reign at the house. Shortly after the show at the Louvre Museum in Paris, the visual metaphor was explained: LVMH announced that Jacobs was stepping down as creative director of its flagship brand. So Jacobs’ ready-to-wear collection for the storied house looked like a funeral for a reason. The dark show came on the final day of a fashion week that saw designers channel black and white but also other, sometimes colorful trends. Looks on high rotation included: tribal African, ethnic pattern prints, multitudinous pleats, metallic sheen and revealing micro mini crop tops. Mid-blue was a particularly favored color. And while Louis Vuitton shows

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NUSA DUA - Deputy chairman of the national committee of the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2013 summit Chairul Tanjung said here on Wednesday that facilities for the APEC gathering are 100 percent ready. According to him, the organizing committee has checked the preparations for the summit ranging from the welcoming ceremony for state officials

at Ngurah Rai International Airport to the arrangements at the conference venue where heads of state will stay. As many as 21 leaders of APEC are expected to assemble here on Oct. 7 and 8, 2013. “We have conducted an evaluation meeting in preparation for the APEC summit. Based on our inspection, (we have found) all facilities including the conference venues are ready, as expected,” Tanjung noted after inspecting

the Media Centre at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre (BMDCC), the venue of the summit. The national committee for the APEC Summit has confirmed US President Barack Obama`s attendance at the meeting. “As of today, Wednesday (Oct. 2), his participation in the meeting has been confirmed,” stated Tanjung. Tanjung, however, said the committee would be monitoring the schedule for the US President’s arrival.

NUSA DUA - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum will create a favorable momentum for Indonesia to attract investment in the country’s renewable energy sector, chief of the Renewable Energy Society (METI) Rachmat Gobel said. “We want to use the APEC forum to attract foreign investment,” he stated on the sidelines of the APEC Conference on the Clean, Renewable, and Sustainable Use of Energy in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Wednesday. The APEC Summit in Bali on Oct. 7 and 8 is expected to see attendance from as many as 21 heads of state and government. It will be preceded by a CEO summit, which anticipates attendance from 1.2 thousand businessmen and 11 heads of state and government. The high number of international businessmen and state leaders attending the meeting will send a positive signal to investors with an interest in the country’s renewable energy sector, he claimed. But, he added, since Indonesia will hold elections in 2014, the government should ensure the provision of a conducive investment climate. “I believe businessmen still have to wait and see. We must not remain silent but must make every effort to help the government create optimism,” he noted. Rachmat said businessmen wanted legal certainty on investment opportunities in Indonesia, particularly during the lead-up to the 2014 elections. “Next year, we will hold the elections. Concerns are growing over whether (the government) will continue to focus on resolving the problems facing businessmen,” he remarked. Meanwhile, state oil and gas company PT Pertamina has asked investors from the APEC region to invest in the country’s renewable energy sector. “We are open to working with investors from the APEC region who want to invest in renewable energy in Indonesia,” Pertamina’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategic Growth, Gigih Prakoso stated at the APEC Conference. Prakoso pointed out that Indonesia possessed considerable renewable energy resources, and therefore, Pertamina could not work alone to tap into them. He also identified geothermal energy, biofuel, wind energy, and solar cells as examples of renewable energy products that could be developed in Indonesia. Geothermal projects in various parts of the Java and Sulawesi Islands would need an investment of some US$1 billion over a fiveyear period, Prakoso claimed. He added that investment in renewable energy was currently of great importance because the total production of fossil oil at home has declined significantly since 2009. Prakoso also noted that the total production of fossil oil in 2009 had touched 946 barrels per day, but the amount was predicted to continue dropping until it reaches 390 barrels per day by 2020.


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Nuclear energy featured in APEC discussion Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Many options can be done to accelerate the development of renewable energy projects. One of the options that can be an attractive offer of the alternative energy amid the desire to move from fossil energy sources such as oil is the Nuclear Power Plant (PLTN). The Head of Center for Reactor Technology and Nuclear Safety, the National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan), Setiyanto, in his presentation related to the alternative energy becoming one of the discussions in the APEC Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Wednesday (Oct 2), said that of the countries with the largest population in the world, only Indonesia that currently had not been utilizing the nuclear energy. “Potential of nuclear as an alternative energy can be seen from many unopened uranium mines in Indonesia. Actually, the potential of nuclear both in Indonesia and the world is huge. Moreover, many uranium mines such as in Kalimantan and Papua is still unopened at all,” he said. To build a small-sized nuclear power plant, he said, would take approximately 7 years. “It will be better if the nuclear power plant is started from now,” he said. Setiyanto added that in terms of technology, the use of nuclear seemed to indicate a continuous

renewal. It meant the level of risk that might be caused by nuclear was possibly increasingly low. Nevertheless, he admitted that related to nuclear energy there were concerns in the wider community. But, with sophistication of technology, the issue could have been answered. “In terms of cost, the nuclear energy is also cheaper than the others. But one thing should be understood at this time is that nuclear poses an alternative without having to remove the other energies. And please bear in mind that nuclear is just to complete,” he explained. To be noted, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference on Clean, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Use of Energy (APCRES) discussed three subjects. Firstly, it was the APEC Energy Senior Officers Discussion Forum that discussed about the investment cooperation, capacity building as well as the issues related to energy policy to promote clean energy and renewable energy

The government utilized the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) forum to promote young entrepreneurs of Indonesia through the event entitled the ‘APEC Unthinkable Week 2013.’ The event aims to take advantage of the crowds and the diversity of the APEC participants to encourage young entrepreneurs. Deputy Minister of Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Edy Putra Irrawaddy, accompanied by Chairman of the National Coordination Team for Creative Entrepreneurial Development,

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The helicopter of Indonesian Army is patroling near the APEC meeting in Bali. development in the region. The second was the Technical Conference on Clean and Renewable Energy. In the discussion, the participants explored about the science and new technologies, policies and practices

associated with the development of clean and renewable energy in the regional and global context. The last was the Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Association Forum discussing about the promotion of

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renewable energy in the region by exploring the possibility of forming APCRES Forum with the aim of adding and encouraging the cooperation in the field of related energy. (kmb28)

Dr. Handito Joewono, in a press conference on Wednesday (Oct 2) stated the activity taking place on October 2-5 at the Discovery Kuta Bali would feature the Young Entrepreneur Business Model Competition followed by 226 registered participants, and 43 participants from 20 APEC countries. “In the APEC meeting this time, we enliven to promote the national entrepreneurship development. Moreover, we will also encourage the young entrepreneurs of Indonesia to learn cooperating with the entrepreneurs from the APEC member countries,” he said.

Edy said there were three major ways to disseminate and promote the entrepreneurial development in the series of the agenda, namely the APEC Entrepreneur Jamboree, the APEC Creative Expo and the APEC Sound and Motion Festival. “In this event will be competed the entrepreneurial business models of the Indonesian participants who have attended some trainings, and they will be made a partnership with national companies from the APEC member countries doing business in Indonesia,” he explained. In addition, he said, his party would seek to promote innova-

tive findings of the young Indonesian entrepreneurs, and invited the entrepreneurs to participate in government projects in various APEC countries. “We do this to encourage the spirit of innovation and commercialize the innovative work of the young entrepreneurs that their innovations can be used properly,” said Edy. Furthermore, he explained the APEC Creative Exhibition event would showcase the works of young entrepreneurs from the APEC countries such as in the World Heritage Exhibition and Environment Product Fair. Meanwhile, the APEC Sound

and Motion Festival would present a variety of creative sound (music) and movement (dance) such as the Native Rock Music Performance and Magic Dance Attraction. “It is in line with our aspirations to create 5 million new entrepreneurs in 2025, but we are targeting 500,000 new entrepreneurs in 2014 and 2015,” said Edy. A series of activities that involved all young entrepreneurs from both Indonesia and the entrepreneurs from the APEC member countries would inspire the other entrepreneurs to be able to have a strong competitive edge. (kmb28)

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4 Oct Tilem Sasih Ketiga Odalan Ida Ratu Geng Penataran Agung Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Raja Puraus di Merajan Seloding Besakih Pura Ulun Kulkuk Besakih 6 Oct Saniscara Pon Julungwangi Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Kayuputih Buleleng 8 Oct Anggarkasih Julungwangi Pura Tirtaharum Tegalwangi Bangli Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangguntiti Jakatebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Sangsit Buleleng Pura Dalem Waturenggong Taro Tegalalang Pura Ibu (Pura Kaja) Wanasari Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Tulikup Pura manik Bingin Sidemen 9 Oct Buda Umanis Julungwangi Pura Penetaran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Banjar Pande Bangli Pura Puncaksari Pdi Sangeh Abiansemal Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Sanak Sapta Resi Sidan Gianyar Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Jakatebel Merajan Pasek Prateka Batusesa Merajan Jeroan Dauh Cemenggon Cemenggon Pura Puseh Penegil Darma Kubutambahan Singaraja. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar Pura Dalem Maya Blahbatuh Gianyar Linggih Bhatara Kayu Selem Besakih 17 Oct Wraspati Wage Sungsang Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Tampuagan Tembuku Bangli Odalan Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Petemon Merajan Pasek Gelgel Melinggih Odalan Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Dewa Besakih 19 Oct Purnama Sasih Kapat Bathara Tiga Sakti Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Meru Cakra Lombok Pura Lempuyang Madya Karangasem Pura Penerejon Kintamani Pura Pulaki Buleleng Pura Tirta Empul Tampak Siring Pura Puseh, Pura Desa, Pura Penataran, Pura

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

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

of Legian, just a few minutes walk from the famous streets of Poppies 1 and Poppies 2 that lead to Kuta Beach and Bali’s most stylish shopping mall, Beachwalk.

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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Jury rejects case linking company to Jackson death Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — A jury cleared a concert promoter of negligence on Wednesday in a case that attempted to link the death of Michael Jackson to the company that promoted his ill-fated comeback shows. The panel rejected a lawsuit brought by Jackson’s mother claiming AEG Live was negligent in hiring Conrad Murray, the doctor who killed Jackson with an overdose of a hospital anesthetic the singer used as a sleep aid. The five-month trial provided the closest look yet at Jackson’s drug use and his battles against chronic pain and insomnia. It also took jurors behind the scenes in the rough-and-tumble world of negotiations with one of the world’s most famous entertainers looking to solidify his legendary status after scandal interrupted his career. With its verdict, the jury also delivered a somewhat surprising message: Jurors did not believe Murray was unfit or incompetent to perform his duties involving Jackson. “That doesn’t mean we felt he was ethical,” jury foreman Gregg Barden said after the verdict was read. He said the panel knew many people

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would not agree with the verdict but explained that the jury followed the language of the verdict form and instructions. The ruling on the competence of Murray ended any further consideration of possible damages and who was at fault for the death. After the hearing, juror Bryant Carino of Los Angeles was asked who was to blame for Jackson’s death. “I don’t want to say whose fault it is,” the 36-year-old Carino responded. “I’m not one to point fingers.” AEG Live lead defense attorney Marvin S. Putnam said he couldn’t be more pleased with the verdict. “They got it exactly right,” he said. Katherine Jackson told reporters she was OK after the verdict. A victory could have

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meant hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for her and the singer’s three children and provided a rebuke of AEG Live, the nation’s second-largest concert promoter. Kevin Boyle, an attorney for Katherine Jackson, said he was disappointed with the verdict. “We, of course, are not happy with the result as it stands now,” Boyle said. “We will be exploring all options legally and factually and make a decision about anything at a later time.” He added: “We think that what we’ve done with this case is prove some things that are important for the Jackson family and for the concert industry and the sports industry with regards to treatment by doctors.” Boyle declined to answer further questions.

A helipad specially build for Obama arrival on the APEC Summit venue is ready and being guard by several army personnel. U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in Bali on October 7 for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.

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FILE - In this May 31, 1997 file photo, U.S. Popstar Michael Jackson performs during the opening concert of his “HIStory Tour Part II” across Germany and Europe at the Weserstadion in Bremen, North Germany.

Bieber won’t be charged for alleged threat Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber won’t face criminal charges for allegedly threatening a neighbor who complained about his driving. City News Service says Los Angeles County prosecutors decided Wednesday that there’s insufficient evidence to charge the pop star. A neighbor in Bieber’s gated Calabasas neighborhood told a sheriff’s deputy that Bieber threatened him and spat in his direction when he confronted the 19-year-old about his driving

last March. Prosecutor Alan Yochelson wrote in a document that Bieber’s response seemed “immature” but not necessarily criminal. He also said there’s not enough evidence to charge Bieber over a neighbor’s complaint that Bieber drove his Ferrari recklessly through the area in May. Yochelson said it’s unclear who was at the wheel. Messages left for Bieber’s representative, Melissa Victor, weren’t immediately returned Wednesday.

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Obama expected to arrive on October 7 IBP

NUSA DUA - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in Bali on October 7 for the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, Chairul Tanjung, deputy chairman of the APEC Summit organizing committee said on Thursday. REUTERS/Stringer

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber performs during his world tour concert in Beijing, September 29, 2013.

“He is expected to arrive on October 7 at noon,” Tanjung said after holding a press conference detailing the preparations for the APEC Summit, which is being held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center. The organizing committee had not received a cancellation notice about Obama’s visit to Bali for the APEC Summit from the United States or the U.S. embassy in Indonesia, Tanjung said.

Earlier, Indonesian military sources had reported that Obama was scheduled to arrive in Bali on October 5. But his arrival has been postponed due to the current political situation in the U.S. The BBC reported that Obama was scheduled to begin his four-nation Asian tour on Saturday, heading to Bali for the APEC Summit and Brunei for the East-Asia Summit before travelling on to Malaysia and the Philippines.

However, Obama had to postpone visits to the last two stops of his four-nation Asian tour because of the current U.S. government shutdown. The White House said it was “logistically not possible” to go ahead with the trips to Malaysia and the Philippines at the end of the tour. But Obama would still attend the regional summits in Indonesia and Brunei, the White House confirmed. The U.S. government has partially shut down after the two houses of Congress failed to agree on the new budget. More than 700,000 federal employees face unpaid leave, and national parks, museums and many buildings have been closed. Obama on Tuesday vowed not to allow the Republicans to undermine his signature healthcare legislation as a condition to restarting the U.S. government operations. (kmb18)

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