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Keeping Ahead of the Wave Benoa Hotels and Local Citizens Cooperate to Save Lives and Become 'Tsunami Ready.' On Thursday, September 10, 2009, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at the Ramada Benoa Hotel between the local community and Tanjung Benoa tourism industries to make the small peninsula just north of the Nusa Dua Complex "tsunami ready." An initiative of GTZ (German Technical Cooperation)-GITEWS (German-Indonesian Cooperation for Tsunami Early Warning System) and Bali Hotels Association [BHA] and assisted by the Indonesian Red Cross - the project has created a potentially life-saving framework for Tanjung Benoa in the event of a tsunami. A flat and very low-lying peninsula exposed directly to the Indian Ocean, the community of Tanjung Benoa could offer no "high ground" for local resident seeking safety if the tsunami siren sounded, warning of an imminent inbound wave. The obvious solution close at hand was to devise a system that would provide immediate quick access to the multi-storied hotels built at

Tanjung Benoa where, conceivably, people on the upper floors during a tsunami would be spared the fatal consequences of a tsunami attack. The MoU just concluded provides for a joint evacuation plan, a evacuation trigger, evacuation procedures and codes of conduct. Commencing immediately, nine Tanjung Benoa hotels will open their doors to the community at risk in case of an official tsunami alarm being sounded. The initiative is viewed as a good example on community cooperation in disaster risk reduction, serving as a template for future 'tsunami ready' plans in Indonesia. The Tanjung Benoa Tsunami Preparedness team partners are the Bali Hotels Association [BHA] and The Segara Hotel, Benoa Rose Residence, Benoa Palm, Ramada Benoa Hotel, Rasa Sayang Hotel, The Bali Khama Hotel, Puri Panca Setia Hotel, Club Bali Mirage, Grand Bali Mirage Hotel , Kelurahan Tanjung Benoa, the Indonesian Red Cross, GTZ-GITEWS, and the Indonesian Department of Culture and Tourism. www.balidiscovery.com

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Woman 'raped for 30 years by father’ THE alleged victim of 30 years of horrific sexual abuse took a restraining order out against her father in 2007, two years before he was eventually charged. In the same year state authorities pursued the woman to pay for damages to a house she fled to escape her alleged attacker. The shocking revelations come amid yet more claims that neighbours who alerted police years before the man was eventually charged felt intimidated by the man, the Herald Sun reports. "I was terrified of him," said a former neighbour who helped the woman flee in 2007. "One of the other neighbours phoned police years ago. I don't know what happened then. "You have no idea what that family has been through, no idea," the good Samaritan said yesterday. "Something should have been done a lot sooner. A lot of people knew about this. "There are people who should burn in hell." The woman claimed she and another good Samaritan removed the children from the La Trobe valley while the alleged victim was being treated for a breakdown in 2007. "I've spoken to them and they are doing OK and just trying to get on with things," the Samaritan said.

No health care workers reported the alleged abuse of a woman who is suspected of giving birth to four of her father's children in major Melbourne hospitals. One of the daughter's children, a girl, died from severe abnormalities and her three sons all suffer major health problems. But no health care professional reported any concerns about the family to police or other authorities. Spokesman for the Department of Human Services Bram Alexander yesterday blamed the family for keeping details from medical staff. "A child with a congenital birth defect is hardly a welfare issue. That is just something that happens from time to time," he said. "We are not the child defect police, the birth defect police. We don't bust in on parents and say 'hey your child's got a birth defect, we want to turn your life over'. I mean that is just not the way it operates and it can't." A girl born at the Monash Medical Centre to the alleged victim, who is now in her 40s, died 12 weeks after birth from developmental problems. The alleged victim also gave birth to three boys at the Royal Women's Hospital in the 1990s and 2000s - all three have major health concerns.

In each case it is believed there was no father's name registered on the birth certificate. The man has denied raping his daughter but he was charged after DNA tests allegedly showed he was the father of her children. Both hospitals yesterday would not comment on the individual cases but said all birth defects were reported to the Victorian Birth Defects Register. A spokeswoman for Southern Health yesterday said the hospital complied with child protection notification while a spokeswoman for the Royal Women's Hospital said it was not necessary for a mother to name the father on a birth certificate. "If a woman gives birth to a baby with a birth defect she would be offered counselling," the Royal Women's spokeswoman said. Mr Alexander yesterday denied DHS had neglected the family and defended health care workers. "I don't know how we would be expected to have direct knowledge of these issues in a circumstance where there may be people deliberately trying to hide these facts from the authorities, from medical people," Mr Alexander said.

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WTF? PM Kevin Rudd goes f*%@ing ballistic, again KEVIN Rudd has had another expletive-riddled brain explosion - this time directed at Labor's faction bosses, including three women MPs. The outburst, which left even the hardened ALP operatives who witnessed it shocked, occurred two Mondays ago. The faction leaders had gone to see the Prime Minister in his Parliament House office to object to Government plans to cut MPs' printing allowances from $100,000 to $75,000 a year. The decision was in response to a report into parliamentary perks by the AuditorGeneral. Mr Rudd had been given an advance copy and had decided on the dramatic cut, fearing a voter backlash to the revelations about how the allowances were being abused. But the ALP caucus had no input to the decision and there was strong resistance to the move. The faction leaders argued that the Auditor-General, while critical of some aspects of the use of the allowances, had not discovered any overt cases of rorting. They asked for the meeting to put the caucus case that the decision to immediately slash the allowances made all Labor MPs look like they'd acted illegally. The meeting was attended by Sharryn Jackson, Maria Vamvakinou and

Senator Carol Brown - all from the Left faction - and senators Michael Forshaw, Don Farrell and David Feeney, from the Right. According to sources, three of those MPs put an initial case to the Prime Minister for retention of the printing allowances. But it was when Senator Feeney, a former Victorian State Secretary spoke up, that the Prime Minister "exploded''. According to sources Mr Rudd said: "I don't care what you f***ers think!" He then went on, singling out Senator Feeney declaring: "You can get f***ed". Before asking in regard to the printing allowance issue: ``Don't you f***ing understand?'' Sources said this was only a part of what was a much more detailed expletive-riddled verbal attack on the faction leaders. The sources defended Senator Feeney, saying his argument had been ``reasonable''. "David's problem was that he was the third or fourth person to a question of the Prime Minister. Obviously Rudd was fed up by that time and Feeney just copped it both barrels.'' Senior government sources said the outburst from the Prime Minister was directed explicitly at Senator Feeney rather than at all thefaction leaders. A spokesman for the Prime Minister said in response to the claims of a blow-up: "The Prime Minister stands by his decision to significantly reduce the printing entitlements of all

Senators and Members.'' Contacted yesterday, Senator Feeney said he did not comment on private meetings. But the nature of the exchange has now filtered through the ALP caucus, where Mr Rudd's temper is well known. The Prime Minister goes out of his way to publicly cultivate the impression of being calm, unflappable and reasonable. This private outburst will shock some voters, especially the church-going Prime Minister's use of the ``f'' word. Former prime minister John Howard was never known to swear in this way, publicly or privately. The language of both Paul Keating and Bob Hawke was acknowledged as being ``colourful''. Previous temper tantrums from the Prime Minister have included a verbal assault on an RAAF VIP hostess on Mr Rudd's private plane. The issue on that occasion was the standard of service. The PM, after at first denying the incident, apologised to the hostess concerned, declaring he was ``only human''. There were also reports that he lost it on a trip to see Australian troops in Afghanistan when his hairdryerwas misplaced. But the Prime Minister's office denied those reports.

Muslim lovers to be caned for sex A MALAYSIAN couple will be caned as punishment for having sex out of wedlock in a car, a court has ruled. The couple, who pleaded guilty to the sex charges, were sentenced to six strokes of the cane each by the Shariah High Court in Selangor on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. The maximum penalty for having sex out of wedlock was three years jail. Religious police had caught 29-year-old Mohamad

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Shahrin Abdul Majid and girlfriend Nadiah Najat Hussin, 24, at an office car park in May. Police say they were wearing only their underwear at the time. Lawyer Shafezan Rusli today said they will appeal against the caning as they planned on getting married in the near future. The couple had already paid a court-ordered fine of $1600 each, he said. The case is just the latest in a string of controversial rulings under by Malaysian Shariah law in

recent months. In July, a woman who had been caught drinking alcohol was sentenced to a caning. Her sentence has not yet been carried out. This week, an Indonesian man was sentenced to a whipping and jailed for 12 months over drinking. The country's Shariah law is applied to personal matters of the Muslim population.

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Expert warn new breed of 'supercats' unsafe for family home reports. But animal welfare experts warn the new breed of cats could pose a threat to other animals and small children. The special cross costs up to £6000 ($11,244). One breed, the savannah, is capable of jumping 7ft vertically in the air and can grow A NEW breed of felines closely three times bigger than linked to wild cats may be a domestic cat. unsafe for the family home. Feline expert Peter The docile domestic kitty is Neville from the Feline Advisory being replaced by “supercats” Bureau (FAB) said: “Cats are which have been cross-bred with predators. I wouldn't be happy African or South American with a savannah around a small wildcats, the British Telegraph child, because of their genes

and their size. “They are going to do a lot more damage than a normal domestic cat. Their paws are bigger, they are stronger and they will bite deeper. Just because you can tame one, doesn't mean you can tame all.” Claire Bessant, also from the FAB, said: “This is a scary trend. The savannah is a big cat that is close to the wild. We are introducing something that is likely to have issues and it worries me a lot." An RSPCA spokesman said: “The savannah cat is likely to exhibit a range of temperamental characteristics from both domestic cats and the wildcat species, and as such could prove to be dangerous.”

Comfy cows 'produce more milk’ Comfortable Norwegian cows are producing more milk and have less udder infections since regulations were introduced allowing them to relax for up to half a day on soft rubberised mattresses. Norway introduced in 2004 rules to gradually replace all sheds where cows are kept in stalls with ones that allow them to

move more freely and lie down on a softer surface. "They lie about half of the day, which is natural for them," doctoral student Lars Erik Ruud said of the rules, the first of their kind in the world. "Production increases by 5 to 6 per cent," Mr Ruud said. He says a more relaxed lifestyle boosts the volume of

blood flowing through the cows' udders, which means more milk is produced. But the rules also have a drawback, he said, as the relaxed cows' hooves do not naturally wear down as they would if in contact with a hard surface.

On the run: 'Death row' dog and owner offer surrender Police say a dog owner seems ready to surrender after being on the run since he broke his dog out of 'death row'. Ron Gilbertson's staffordshire cross, Max had been ordered to be destroyed by Grant District Council in South Australia's south-east for mauling sheep and other dogs. Police say the man went to visit his dog for a last time at an

animal clinic early last week but cut the dog out of a cage with wire clippers. They say the man and his dog fled, leaving a wife and two children behind. Andy Stott from Mount Gambier police says Mr Gilbertson has now been in touch with police and seems keen to come home. "He's basically given

himself up, so I suggest that he does the right thing and brings the dog with and gets the whole situation over and done with," he said. Police say it may now be the job of a magistrate to decide Max's fate and his owner may also face a hefty bill from the council over earlier court proceedings.

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Kuta Townhouses Friend fulfils funeral dress death pact IT WAS a pact that only a true friend would keep. Before one of them was sent to fight in Afghanistan for the British Army, they made a deal: If one of them died, the other had to wear a dress to the funeral. So when Barry Delaney turned up to the graveside funeral of best friend Private Kevin Elliott, he did so wearing a tight fluorescent dress, The Times reports. The green dress was matched with equally bright pink leg warmers and black hiking boots. Family and friends of the soldier, who was in the Army's Black Watch battalion, were believed to have been warned in advance of the pact and Mr Delaney's intention of fulfilling it.

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Mr Delaney wept on his knees during the Scottish service for Private Elliott, who was killed

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shirts featuring a large picture of Private Elliott in his combat fatigues. The soldier's father, Sandy Elliott, said it was the saddest day of his life when he heard about his death. "Kevin was a grandson, a brother, a nephew, an uncle and a cousin, but more than anything he was our son," he said. "And although some things he did annoyed us, I can't remember being anything but proud of him. "The saddest day of our lives was hearing he had died - something no parent wants to hear. "But for 24 years Kevin brought joy to our lives.�

THE Herald Sun may have dominated football's top media awards, but Sam Newman took the spotlight with a Kanye West-style rant. Newman was among four people inducted into the AFL Media Association's Hall Of Fame at the MCG last night and delivered a somewhat bizarre acceptance speech. In a rambling, free-wheeling speech, he accused some of the football media of not being themselves and not liking what he did on The Footy Show. As the rant dragged on, he was told to "Get off" by Channel 7 boss Ian Johnson. Newman then said "Get f-----" into the microphone before leaving the stage. AFLMA co-president Mike Sheahan later showed his displeasure with what he considered Newman's disregard for the award. "Sam told me a week or so ago he would be honoured to accept this award. I think he told me a fib," Sheahan said. Other Hall Of Fame inductees Lloyd Brown, Geoff Poulter and Brian Hansen were gracious and thankful to be recognised for their careers in the

footy media. Herald Sun journalist Damian Barrett was last night a three-time

winner, scooping the field with the best news award, best feature award and the No. 1 prize - the prestigious Alf Brown Trophy for overall excellence. Herald Sun photographers Michael Dodge and Andrew Brownbill dominated the photographic awards. Barrett's stories included an exclusive report on former Sydney

star Daryn Cresswell's gamblingrelated troubles and a two-part special on Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse. The Australian Football Media Association awards were announced last night. Dodge, a former Alf Brown Trophy winner, was named most outstanding photographer and won the most outstanding news/feature photograph category. Dodge was highly commended in the action photograph category, won by Sunday Herald Sun photographer Andrew Brownbill for his Round 22 snap of Crow Brett Burton's mark of the year contender. Herald Sun photographers Colleen Petch and Michael Klein were highly commended in the news/feature photograph section. Klein was also commended in the most outstanding photographer award. Fox Sports' On The Couch, featuring Herald Sun chief football writer Mike Sheahan and Herald Sun columnists Gerard Healy and James Hird, was named best program on television.

Boy, 3, caught up in bitter custody battle is based in Dubai, complained that "the child is finding the travel between two countries stressful". Family Court judge Michelle May said this was "unsurprising" but allowed the arrangement to continue, while yet another appeal is heard. The case is one of the most extreme examples of "shared parenting" to come before the Family Court since new laws were introduced by the Howard government in 2006.Under those laws, the Family Court must presume that a child's best interests are served by having a A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy has been relationship with both parents after divorce. living one month in Dubai, one month The case, known in court in Sydney and back again, in a documents as Collu and Rinaldo (2009), roundabout arrangement because his concerns a couple who met in 2002 and parents cannot come to an agreement had their only child in December 2005. on custody. So bitter is the relationship The Family Court admits the between the parents that they cannot agree deal is far from ideal - the flying time is 15 on how long they were together, before or hours, and the child has been making the after the child was born. In December trip monthly since December - but neither 2006, the Family Court ordered the child, parent has been willing to concede in the then an infant, to live with the mother, 35, long, legal battle over their son. and spend "reasonable time with the father, The matter has been before the as agreed by the parties". courts four times. At the most recent In March 2007, the mother took hearing on September 1, the mother, who

the child to Dubai to live, with the court's permission. It was to be for an 18-month period, so the mother could take up a contract. The father, 41, did not immediately object, because the mother told him he would be able to visit. When the contract expired, the mother signed an extension; the father then went to court to get better access to his son. In December, the court ruled that the child should live with each parent on a month-about basis, first in Dubai, then in Sydney, while the couple fought it out.

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Ex-AFL star Fabian Francis 'choked his wife' on Christmas Day FORMER Port Adelaide AFL star Fabian Francis choked his exwife during an altercation on Christmas Day, a court has heard. Today, Francis, 35, appeared in the Holden Hill Magistrates Court accused of more than 40 charges, including assault against his ex-wife, Debra Buckskin. In documents read to the

court, Magistrate Kevin Edgecomb asked the prosecution whether the charge of threatening life was appropriate for the 2007 incident. "The allegations aggravate the situation to a fairly serious charge," Mr Edgecomb said. "The allegations aren't going to match the charges (if they remain unchanged), they are very, very serious allegations." Prosecution lawyers said

they would be withdrawing and amending several of the charges. Mr Edgecomb said that the bulk of the 42 charges stem from a 85-page police statement by Ms Buckskin. Mr Edgecomb remanded Francis on continuing bail to next appear in court in November.

Woman impaled by tree branch in car

AN American woman has miraculously survived being impaled in the neck by a 30cm tree branch. Michelle Childers and her husband were driving through a

forest in Idaho when a tree limb crashed through the passenger side window and into her neck. Ms Childers described the incident as a “green explosion”. "I asked (my husband) 'what where is it?' " she told news station KHQ-TV. "It's in your neck," her husband answered. Ms Childers said all she could feel was a “strange pressure” on her neck and shoulder.

The couple drove for another hour before meeting with help in the form of an air ambulance at a lodge near the Idaho/Montana border. It took six hours for surgeons to remove the branch from her neck. Ms Childers said she felt mixed emotions when looking at spectacular pictures of the accident."Some days I can look at the pictures and say, 'Oh man! That's awesome!' and other times I will look at the pictures and they will make me cry," she told MyFoxIllionois.

Deformed snake rattles woman

A WOMAN has made hisstory after discovering a ONELEGGED snake in her bedroom. Terrified Duan Qiongxiu jumped out of her skin when she

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came across the mutant reptile. Scientists are now studying the slithering creature to see how it managed to grow a foot complete with four clawed toes on its stomach. Duan, 66, of Suining, southwest China, said: "I woke up and heard a strange scratching sound. I turned on the light and saw this monster working its way along the wall using his claw."

She was so scared she grabbed a shoe and beat the beast to death before preserving its body in a bottle of alcohol. The creature which is 16 inches long and the thickness of a little finger is now being studied at the Life Sciences Department at China's West Normal University in Nanchong. Snake expert Long Shuai said: "It is truly shocking but we won't know the cause until we've conducted an autopsy."

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Children kill Panama 'Montauk monster' by lake

Already dubbed “Gollum” by the UK tabloids, the 150cm tall creature emerged from a cave behind a waterfall on the shores of a lake near the small town of Cerro Azul and is drawing comparisons to the so-called "Montauk monster" found on the shores of a New York beach last year. The children claim it started climbing over rocks to get to them.

They defended themselves by throwing rocks and killing it. The children told their parents they had thrown the body back in the lake. When the parents went to investigate, it had been washed up on the shore. One of the children told The Sun: "I have only seen that creature once before - and it was in the Tolkien film." The Metro shows pictures of it still washed on the shore several days later, having been picked apart by buzzards. The animal is being investigated at Panama's National Environment Authority, with one zoologist suggesting it may be some form of mutated sloth. Internet speculation

centres around whether the “monster” is actually a shaved sloth or pit bull terrier. The shaved sloth theory has emerged as the most credible, given these photos taken in 1996 of a creature found on a jungle beach between Panama and Cost Rica where was later confirmed to be a decayed sloth.

Saturday Morning Earthquakes Wakes Bali Up Minor Injuries and Littles Damage in Bali Resulting from Series of off-shore Earthquakes As strong an earthquake as anyone can remember in recent memory shook Bali at 7:07 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2009. Measured at 5.8 by the U.S. Geological Survey and 6.4 by Indonesian government sources, the epicenter was located 101 kilometers SSS of Bali's capital of Denpasar at a depth of between 36 and 100 kilometers. No tsunami warning was issued in connection with this event and the early warning sirens located on Bali's main beaches remained silent. The quake which lasted for perhaps 10-20 seconds was

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accompanied by a loud rumbling as buildings rattled across Bali's south. Such was the severity of the shake that many people ran outside of buildings. Some structural damage in the form of cracked and crumbled walls were reported, including the partial destruction of a temple gate in Lebih, north of Sanur Beach. Minor injuries affecting 7 people, including 3 broken bones treated at Bali's main hospital were also reported. At 10:40 a.m. a second aftershock

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have been warned so they could discuss the issues with their children before school resumed.

hormone treatment.They hoped his disguise would protect him from being bullied by his fellow students, but he was recognised immediately, according to reports. He had been telling his friends “for years” that he yearned to be a girl, The Sun reported. Teachers also helped to blow his cover, telling students at the assembly: "You may notice one pupil is not present in this assembly - that is because the pupil is now a girl.”

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A SCHOOLBOY in the UK has returned from holidays as a schoolgirl. The 12-year-old is preparing for surgery that could make him the world's youngest sex-swap patient and arrived at school this week sporting pigtails and wearing a long dress. His transformation sparked an emergency meeting at the school, with teachers gathering up students and ordering them to treat the boy as a girl. Angry parents told The Sun their children were in tears and confused by news of the boy's transformation, and said they should

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31, 2009. The Ubud chapter of Rotary International will host "The UBOOO-D Halloween Ball and Masquerade Party" on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Ubud's Arma Resort's Water Garden at 7:00 p.m.. The event is being held to bring fun to the local community and to benefit the The Future for Children Foundation's Muntigunung Water Project - a non-profit organization seeking to secure a clean water supply for the 34 hamlets and over 5,500 residents at Muntigunung, an area high on the rugged North Eastern slopes of Mount Batur on the northern side of the island of Bali. A particularly impoverished corner of the island, resident struggle to survive in this dry and desolate landscape. Poor water supply and little vegetation have resulted in poor nutrition and the prevalence of a number of health ailments, including tuberculosis. Mortality rates are high and incomes low, on the order of 10 cents per day - far below the UN standard of US$1 per day needed to sustain even the most basic existence.

A Night to Remember Rotarians promise to make the evening memorable with live music; a guest performance by Tom Rigney, the popular American blues electric fiddler; DJ Arne & Guests; fire and belly dance performances; best costume contests; raffles for top-end prizes; scary food and haunted drinks as well as some special "tricks and treats." To help enliven the atmosphere, costume rentals or purchase will be available on-site. There will be a special children's section with supervised a play area, games, and a piñata. Tickets are on sale now. Adult ticket price of Rp. 200,000 (US$20) include admission, a spooky welcome drink, and a chance to win a fantastic door prizes. Special early bird price of Rp. 150,000 (US$15) or tickets purchased before October 1, 2009. For more information or tickets, telephone Ibu Coki at ++62-(0) 81 3370 14678. Www.balidiscovery.com

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Bike-A-Fund 2009 Bike From Kintamani to Ubud on Sunday, October 18, 2009 to Raise Funds to Help Rotary Put an End to Polio. Rotary Club Seminyak is organizing a relaxing 25 kilometer downhill cycling tour from the Mount Batur volcano in Bali and ending in Ubud on Sunday, October 18, 2009. Operated in cooperation with Sobek Bali Utama - one of Bali's most experience adventure sports operations, the trip will cover the "Batur Trail" the downhill trail from Mount Batur that leads through sleepy villages along little-used roads and tracks. Frequent stops along the way are included to give participants the opportunity to visit temples, plantations and villages along the way. Experience trained guides, employed from surrounding communities, will lead the group. The tour is suitable for all levels, including those who think they have forgotten how to ride a bike! With the exception of four 300-meter sections, the "Batur Trail" is all down hill. Support vehicles follow the group to provide support and motorized transpiration for anyone

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feeling overly fatigued. The Rotary Bike-a-Fund is being held on October 24, 2009, which is World Polio Day with funds raised going to the "End Polio Now" project. Open to the general pubic, Rotarians and their families participants should gather at the Sobek Bali Utama Office at Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, near Simpang Siur (the Dewa Ruci monument) at 8:30 a.m.. Transportation to and from the bike course and the Sobek office is included in the program. Bike rental for this event is Rp. 225,000 (US$22.50) as compared to the regular price of US$79 for this program. Participants are asked to donate an additional Rp. 275,000 (US$27.50) to this fundraising activity.In other words, cost of a fun day out to help fight polio is only US$50. The price includes: Transportation: Kuta - Kedewatan Kintamani & Ubud Kuta. Morning Tea in Kintamani. Complimentary Riding Gloves. Drinking Water & Cold Towels. Customized Mountain Bikes with Shimano Equipment & fittings. A late lunch (2:00 p.m.) in Nyuh Kuning. Participants can expect to be back at the Sobek office in Kuta at 4:00 p.m. NOTE: Registration and feels must be paid by October 7, 2009. For more information or to book contact Rtn. T. Patrick van Kampen club_admin@rotaryseminyak.org or Rtn. Anita Lococo anita@bali-tropical-villas.com . Www.balidiscovery.com

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SOS issued for original ABBA jumpsuit Agnetha Faltskog wearing the white jumpsuit on the cover of ABBA's Arrival. (www.galeon.com) Victoria Police have issued an SOS to help find a white jumpsuit originally worn by ABBA songstress Agnetha Faltskog. The jumpsuit - which Faltskog is pictured wearing on the cover of the Swedish pop group's fourth album, Arrival - is believed to have been taken from a property at Healesville, north-east of Melbourne. The suit's owner leased out

the Healesville home with the 1970s suit still stored in the shed. Police believe the suit may have been sold by the tenants in a garage sale. The tenants will be interviewed, a police spokeswoman says. Police would also like to speak to anyone who may have attended a garage sale at the Don Road property in May this year.

Indonesia's Peak Holiday Travel Period Underway Bali's Airport, Seaport, Bus Terminals and Hotels are Full to Overflowing Due to Idul Fitri Holidays. Bali's traditional Idul Fitri Holidays will put the entire national transportation system under heavy strain for a period stretching approximately from September 14 27, 2009 while Indonesia's predominantly Islamic population travel home for the traditional holiday spent with family and friends. And while Bali is justifiably celebrated as a Hindu enclave in an otherwise Islamic nation, the island, too, also experiences peak travel activity as many Moslem residents travel back to their home islands while tens of thousands of other Indonesians take advantage of the extended holiday period by traveling to Bali for a beach holiday. Bali's already busy Ngurah Rai International Airport experiences a near-doubling of flight operations during the holiday as airlines add flights to

the crossing each day on Monday, September 9, 2009. Port officials expect that figure to increase to 15,000 vehicles per day in the 3-4 day period just prior to September 20th. Reports of long lines of vehicles stretching 3-5 kilometers from the portt's entrance, waiting to board the ferry at Gilimanuk and, to a lesser degree, waiting lines at the Port of Padang Bai, are being reported by domestic holidaymakers. To help reduce waiting keep up with demand. Extra time, ferry operators have added flights and larger capacity aircraft two additional ships to the are in operation between Bali and standard complement of 24 a number of major cities in ferries plying between Gilimanuk Indonesia, such as Jakarta, and Katapang. Bandung (West Java) and While September is Surabaya (East Java). To keep up traditionally a high season in with demand Garuda Indonesia Bali, the convergence of the Idul has added 27 flights while AirAsia, Fitri Holidays with high season in Merpati and Mandala have also Bali have left many people added flights. Regional carries looking for rooms in Bali in late have also increased seat capacity September, unable to find between Bali and Singapore, accommodation in popular Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and tourist areas of the island where Hong Kong. many hotels are fully booked. Bali's westernmost seaport of Gilimanuk, connecting the Www.balidiscovery.com island to East Java, recorded as many as 2,900 vehicles making

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Jones Lang LaSalle: Time for Bali to be Optimistic Major Property Investment Consultants Gives Their View of Bali's Tourism Fortunes. The Friday, September 11, 2009 edition of The Jakarta Post carried the following overview of Bali's tourism economy by Djodi Trisusanto, a consultant to Jones Lang LaSalle Indonesia: By Djodi Trisusanto, Consultant, Jones Lang LaSalle Indonesia The JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Bombings in Jakarta last July may have caused a setback for the Bali tourism market that has performed relatively very well despite the global financial crisis and the threat of a global H1N1 pandemic. The growth of the Bali tourism market has been fueled by regional and international Meeting Incentive Conference and Exhibition (MICE) events and depends not only on the global economy but also on the safety and security aspects of the island. Recent data derived from the international direct arrivals to Ngurah Rai Bali, however, have shown a relatively stable growth during the period after the bombings in July. International tourist arrivals for the seven months up to July 2009 were recorded at over 1.2 million, a growth of around 12 percent over that of 2007. Security measures and government initiatives to minimize the effect of recent Jakarta bombings on the Bali tourism market as well as efforts to capture and to bring the perpetrators to justice have given confidence and positive perception to international tourists that Bali remains a safe tourist destination. The continued growth of Bali tourism market, albeit slower than in 2008, was not anticipated given the magnitude of the economic crisis felt during the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009. Most analysts had predicted that global international tourist arrivals would decline following the global financial crisis with corporations expected to cut travel and meeting programs.

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Bali was no exception with many of the feeder countries such as UK, US and Japan expected to be greatly affected by the crisis with unemployment rising and consumer confidence declining. As a result earlier in the year UNWTO (World Tourism Organization)

predicted that international arrivals would decline between 2 percent and 3 percent. Contrary to these forecasts, Bali has again, just as for the past three years in a row, proven to be resilient. Arrivals from its key feeder countries have mostly continued to increase as indicated on the following graph showing international arrivals to Ngruah Rai Bali for Year-to-Date June (YTD) 2009. As shown on the graph, aside from Japan, South Korea, Japan and Germany, almost all key markets exhibited growth during the period with tourists from China, France, and Australia recording the highest year-onyear increases of about 55 percent, 40 percent and 39 percent respectively. This is followed by the growth in visitors from Malaysia (28 percent), Singapore (16 percent), Russia (5 percent) and UK (2 percent). Other source markets grew marginally. With loyal repeat visitors from Japan, Europe and Australia and the ability to always find new markets such as China, India, and Russia, the Bali tourism market is expected to outperform other markets globally. Civil unrest and political instability in Thailand and the favorable tourism environment in Bali have helped its performance to date. The outlook of the Bali tourism market would continue to be positive. Jones Lang LaSalle has listed the following factors affecting Bali's

continued tourism market growth: Improved aviation safety standards, in response to the newly enacted Aviation Law No. 1 2009, with the EU lifting the two-year ban on selected Indonesian carriers, including Garuda Indonesia, as from July 2009. The popularity of Bali, voted for the seventh year running as the "Best Island in the World" by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2009, reinforcing its position as one of the world's top destinations In addition to the existing luxury brands in Bali that include Bvlgari, Four Seasons, Aman, and Orient Express, the newly opened and upcoming branded hotel developments such as St. Regis, Alila, Banyan Tree, and the Retreat and Spa will strengthen Bali's positioning as a favored travel destinations amongst affluent international leisure travelers The diversity of Bali's hotel supply that has been in the past few years expanded with different kinds of accommodation targeting a large spectrum of international travelers, from long staying travelers that demand more privacy and tailored services to week-end travelers that demand relatively simple but central locations. This includes private villas in cliff locations and mountain resorts in Ubud and condo hotels in Kuta, Seminyak, and Nusa Dua Recovery of the global economy with expected recovery of the Japanese, South Korean, and Taiwanese markets that in the past have been predominant. Large and strong domestic market that has been one of the main market sources for hotels particularly in popular destinations such as Nusa Dua, Seminyak and Kuta. Political stability and strong government for the next five years following the successful presidential election in July 2009. This will ensure continuation of infrastructure developments and promotion of sustainable development that is much needed for Bali's future.

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Image Makers of the Future Exhibition at Alilla Gallery Presents a New Generation of Indonesian Photographers October 10 November 30, 2009. On Saturday, October, 10, 2009, BLIPfest in conjunction with Alila Ubud, will present "Image Makers of the Future" - an exhibition showcasing the works of emerging young Indonesian photographers. Hailing from different areas of the photographic spectrum, the exhibiting photographers represent the future of the already rich field of Indonesian photography. BLIPfest (Bali Photography Festival) is a major international photography event hosting an array of exhibitions, workshops and seminars in Bali, Indonesia. A first for Bali, BLIPfest will take place during the last week of September into the first week of October 2010. The events of BLIPFEST 2010 will be spread over venues

around Denpasar, Kuta, Nusa Dua and Ubud, Bali. BLIPfest was conceived of by Indonesian photographer Rio Helmi as a platform for Indonesian photography, as a creative impetus for artistic and aesthetic energies, and as a venue for intercultural interaction fostering the advancement of Indonesian photography within a global milieu. BLIPfest has set its sights on bringing together domestic and foreign photographers, editors, art critics, cultural observers, industry stakeholders and the general public to help put Indonesia in its rightful place as a domain of diverse and outstanding creativities. BLIPfest aims to be a stimulus for cultural interaction and collaboration among Indonesian and foreign photographers of the world. BLIPfest curators include senior Indonesian photographers Darwis Triadi, Firman Ichsan, Oscar Motuloh, Rio Helmi and Tara Sosrowardoyo. Early sincere interest in participation has come

from several foreign photographers including San Francisco of Fine Arts lecturer Linda Connors, VII agency photographers John Stanmeyer and James Nachtwey, as well as Magnum's Raghu Rai. Imagemakers of the Future An Exhibition Showcasing the Works of Young Indonesian Photographers Alila Gallery at the Alila Resort in Ubud Open Daily October 10 November 30, 2009 Www.balidiscovery.com

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representative of his views and the spirit of Bali. Dewa Sugi is displaying sixteen of his unique works of art at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa. In the creation of these works, Dewa Sugi is influenced by traditional Kamasan inspiration with Japanese motifs resulting in works that are both unique and pleasing to the eye. Each piece concentrates on events and figures that influence the Balinese way of life, such as the Barong, epic stories and mystical deities.

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Secret's out: Book reveals why women really have sex RESEARCH has revealed the reasons women have sex - and men could be surprised by the results. It shows that for every woman expecting the earth to move, there are two with more practical motives. From relieving boredom, to keeping the peace or curing a headache, women have sex for many reasons but romance and passion come rather low on the list, a new book has revealed. One woman even admitted to having sex just so her husband would put the rubbish out. "Research has shown most men find most women at least somewhat sexually attractive, whereas most women do not find most men sexually attractive at all," Why Women Have Sex authors Cindy Meston and

David Buss said. Having apparently discounted physical attraction, the 1000 women interviewed by the Texas University professors gave a huge range of reasons for sleeping with a man. One said she did it for a spiritual experience, proclaiming: "It's the closest thing to God." But mostly the explanations were far more mundane, with 84 per cent admitting to having sex just to ensure a quiet life or to bargain for household chores. One woman said: "I have sex to relieve the boredom because it's easier than fighting. Plus it gives me something to do." While it may not come as welcome news, some women have sex out of sympathy, with one admitting: "I

slept with a couple of guys because I felt sorry for them." But many have more selfish motives, with financial or material rewards a major factor. In one survey of students, nearly one in 10 women admitted to "having sex for presents". Others said: "He bought me a nice dinner", "he spent a lot of money on me early on", "he showed me he had an extravagant lifestyle". And rather than love or romance, for many women sex is just about fun. Six in 10 university students said they slept with a male friend who was not their boyfriend. "Life is too damn short to be waiting four years to have sex again," one said.

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Spirit of Bali A Solo Painting Exhibition by Dewa Sugi at the Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, through October 30, 2009. The Maya Ubud Resort & Spa is featuring a solo painting exhibition by Dewa Sugi - "Spirit of Bali" at the resort through October 30, 2009. Born in Pengosekan Ubud in 1970, Dewa Sugi combines a high degree of Balinese traditional technical painting skill with his imaginative sensitivity resulting in moderntraditional artwork that is

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CONTRACEPTION advice is crucial to poor countries' battle with climate change, and policy makers are failing their people if they continue to shy away from the issue, a leading family planning expert said. Leo Bryant, a lead researcher on a World Health Organisation study on population growth and climate change, said the stigma attached to birth control in both developing and developed countries was hindering vital progress. "We are certainly not advocating that governments should start telling people how many children they can have," said Mr Bryant, an advocacy manager at the family planning group Marie Stopes International, who wrote a commentary in the Lancet medical journal. Mr Bryant said 200 million women across the world want contraceptives, but cannot get them. Addressing this need would slow population growth and reduce demographic pressure on the environment. In most countries with good access to birth control, average family sizes shrink dramatically within a generation, he said. But policymakers in rich donor nations are wary of talking about

contraception for fear of being accused of advocating draconian ideas like sterilisation or one-child policies. "The ability to choose your family size...is a fundamental human right. But lack of access to family planning means millions of people in developing countries don't have that right," Mr Bryant said. Mr Bryant's study of climate change adaptation plans by governments in the world's 40 poorest countries showed that almost all of them link rapid population growth to environmental impact, but only six had proposed steps to tackle it. "Acknowledgement of the problem is widespread, but resolve to address seems to be very much a minority sport," he said. Mr Bryant's comments echo those by the head of Britain's science academy Martin Rees, who said this month that the stigma holding women back from getting access to birth control must be removed to reduce the impact of rising populations on climate change. The world's population is forecast to rise by one third to more than 9 billion people by 2050, with 95 per cent of this growth in developing countries. In a study to be published in

the WHO Bulletin in November, Mr Bryant and colleagues said that population growth in poorer nations was unlikely to increase global warming significantly, as their carbon emissions are relatively low. But overpopulation combined with climate change would worsen living conditions by degrading natural resources, they said. Climate change can also not only cause more natural disasters such as storms, but force people to live in areas at risk of floods, drought and disease. Bryant said health policies targeting family planning must be combined projects to educate people about sustainable farming and land management. "Then the gains that you make in environmental sustainability in the immediate term are going to be protected in the long term against a rapidly growing population," he said.

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Year 1 and Year 2 boys allegedly sexually assaulted classmates in Queensland school SHOCKING sex assault allegations against Year 1 and Year 2 boys have caused worried parents to pull children out of a Brisbane primary school. The Courier-Mail reports at least three Year 1 and Year 2 boys were alleged to have sexually assaulted their classmates in separate incidents at the school on the city's northern outskirts since June. One girl was pulled out of the school after she was allegedly assaulted, with another Year 1 student, by two boys in the school toilets on June 16. The girls' underwear was removed by the Year 1 boys, who then allegedly performed sex acts on the girls. Police have confirmed they investigated an incident in

June but have refused to say whether the boys were cautioned. Children under the age of 10 are unable to be charged. Two other girls were allegedly sexually assaulted last week. A Year 2 boy is said to have grabbed a girl from behind and put his hand up her dress while in a separate incident, another Year 1 girl was touched inappropriately by Year 1 boys while in line. Parents of one of the girls told the Courier-Mail they reported the matter to police ''not for revenge'', but so the boy might realise the seriousness of the situation and also to bring about change at the school. They said they were unhappy with the way the school dealt with it, with the boy returning to class the next day without his

teacher being told about the incident. It was left to the victim's mother to warn the teacher that the boy should be monitored. The parents said police were now going to address the entire school on appropriate behaviour and praised the officers and education officials for their handling of the situation. They also said the school had many great teachers who did a fantastic job. An Education Queensland spokesman confirmed ''an alleged child protection issue'' at a state school in the Brisbane area had been referred to police and the Department of Child Safety ''as a matter of urgency in June''.

World's tallest man looking for love The world's new tallest man, measuring 2.465 metres (8 foot 1 inch) high, said he was looking for love as he was presented by Guinness World Records in London. Sultan Kosen, 26, posed for photographs on the banks of the River Thames in his first ever trip outside his native Turkey. He takes over the title from China's Bao Xishun, who stands 'just' 2.36 metres. The Turk also has the world's largest hands and largest feet, measuring 27.5 centimetres and 36.5 centimetres respectively. And his giant hands dwarfed those proffered by amazed well-wishers as he turned heads in London, while reporters strained to get their microphones within reach of his head. Mr Kosen was unable to complete his schooling because of his extreme height, but works occasionally as a farmer to

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support his family. He said he hoped his newfound celebrity status would enable him "to travel and see the world and have a car that accommodates my size." "My biggest dream though, is to get married and have children I'm looking for love," he said. The extreme difficulty of squeezing into a regular-sized car is one of the main disadvantages of his height, but he says it comes in handy for replacing light bulbs and hanging curtains for his mother. Mr Kosen has three brothers and a sister, who are all normalsized, but his rate of growth surged from the age of 10 because of a tumour which caused too much growth hormone to be released from his pituitary gland. The tumour was successfully removed in surgery and he finally stopped growing last year. He uses walking sticks and tires quickly if he is standing. Another pretender to the

tallest title, Ukrainian Leonid Stadnyk, who claims to be 10.5 centimetres taller than Mr Kosen, fails to qualify for the record because he refused to be measured by Guinness World Records officials. Guinness editor-in-chief Craig Glenday travelled to Turkey to personally validate Mr Kosen's height under strict guidelines, measuring him three times in one day because bodies expand and shrink throughout the day. Mr Glenday said: "Sultan's an imposing figure, but a gentle, quiet man who's totally relaxed and unfazed about his unique standing in the world.�

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Let's Sleep on It Westin Resorts in Bali Auctioning a 'Heavenly Bed' to Raise Funds for a Most Worthy Cause. Westin Resorts Heavenly Bed are justifiably famous for the unequalled quality of sleep they provide guests staying at their resorts worldwide. Credited with creating the best reason yet to "sleep in," the scientifically formulated and expertly engineered beds and accompanying linen leave guest refreshed and recharged to face the world's challenges. Today there are now more than 97,000 Heavenly Beds in over 65,000 Westin guestrooms worldwide. In response to popular demand from guests who "hate to get up in the morning," Westin have

sold more than 30,000 Heavenly Beds, 100,000 pillows, 32,000 sheets, and 13,000 shower heads to consumers hoping to bring home the Heavenly experience. Here's Your Chance As part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts' commitment to its Bintang Bali program to supply protective helmets to children riding as passengers on motorcycles in Bali, a Heavenly Bed is now on auction to people residing in Bali and Jakarta. The auction which runs through September 25, 2009 will award the following to the highest bidder: A 2 meter x 2 meter specially designed King Koil mattress and box spring. 2 Bed Sheets 5 pillows

5 pillow covers 1 Dacron Duvet Insert 1 Duvet Cover 1 Bed Skirt. The retail value of the complete set is put at US2,000. Bids are rolling in and have already met the US$1,000 mark. To place your bid before September 25th, email to ristiana.manao@westin.com or telephone ++62-(0)361-771906. Www.balidiscovery.com

Twin Sons of Different Mothers An Exhibition of Paintings by Ida Bagus Indra and John O'Sullivan at Gaya Fusion in Ubud, Bali October 6 30, 2009. The concept of creating a joint exhibition entitled "Twin Sons of Different Mothers" evolved over time between two very different artists hailing from opposite sides of the globe, but now happily residing on a single island Bali. Two souls connected for over six years this time around; attracted in a desire to express and create a mixed medium offering their past, present and future. In Balinese terms: A sincere and divine offering of Sekala (the tangible) and Niskala (intangible). One soul from Bali of the Brahman caste and the other a Celtic spirit traveling the world in search of hiding undiscovered relatives; the ultimate reconnection of souls in unison. The spirit of the exhibition at Gaya Fusion October 6-30, 2009, is about opposites and virtual sameness. The circle of coexistence and potential. The combination and blending of all the senses is heavily implied to

provoke; not in the negative or positive sense, but in a desire for upward expression of possibilities; both in the soul of the artists and the heart of the viewer. From the arrival at the exhibition, greeted by more than 35 statues depicting different earth forms, then on to the "soul sound bite" of poetry banners in the main gallery. A choice of runways is offered to the viewers for access. The individual works of the artists hang precariously at different angles from the ceiling defining a world of separated and alternative potential; an upside down world . . . literally. The exhibition continues to unfold with the paneled wall; each piece sensitively collaborative in nature allowing space for Taksu to blossom generously and selflessly. A reunion of soul source regardless of the medium used. Installation pieces dispersed throughout the space infer chaos in an interactive and almost humorous manner. The use of poetry and voice combined with the art insightfully complements and

distracts with quizzical prodding. You are welcomed into the joyful and shared worlds of Ida Bagus Indra and John O'Sullivam . . . . . .Two sons of different mothers. Twin Sons of Different Mothers An Exhibition by Ida Bagus Indra and John O'Sullivan Gaya Fusion at Jalan Raya Sayan, Ubud - October 6-30, 2009 For more information telephone ++62-(0)361-979252 or ++62-(0)361-975895 Www.balidiscovery.com

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What’s On ? Playing Around in Ubud Ubud Writers and Readers Festivals to Bring Range of Exciting Play Readings to Bali. As reported on Balidiscovery.com, part of the many exciting offerings during this year's Ubud Writers and Readers Festival are a number of theatrical events. The works of world renowned visiting playwrights will be presented in dramatic readings by several actors, well-known to Australian audiences through their work in theatre, film and television. Two free performances on the evenings of October 8th and 9th at the Yoga Barn will showcase a new play by Italian actor/writer/director Marco Calvani and another work by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. The Trials of Brother Jero Wole Soyinka's "The Trial of Brother Jero" is the first of a "Jero" trilogies featuring four characters appearing in four scenes. The play's namesake "Jero" is a beach prophet who survives by enlisting the collaboration of others who rely on him for insights into their future. Chume is a government messenger with aspirations to becoming a prophet. He suffers under the yoke of a shrewish wife, Amope, a woman to whom Brother Jero owes a financial debt. All actions takes place in a single eventful day that also sees a member of Parliament enter Jero's circle of influence and trickery. On one level Brother Jero examines the materialism of Nigerian society, while on another it examines the nature of change and our ability to affect life's outcomes. The City Beneath A dark and disturbing look at modern society and the much discussed "clash of civilizations" this play looks at Western civilization's decline and loss of humanity. Set in a city under siege, a menacing soldier figure proclaims a series of ad hoc decrees from an

unseen despot preparing a wave of ethnic cleansing that are assured will return society to "normality." Diana Greentree The two plays have been cast and will be produced by Melbourne actress Diana Greentree, already in Ubud assisting the UWRF in a voluntary capacity. Diana is a veteran of music theatre (e.g. "Rocky Horror Show" and "Cantebury Tales") as well as pursuing a distinguished career with the Melbourne Theatre Co. and Ensemble Theatre Sydney. Recent roles have included "The Night Season" for the Melbourne International Festival. She also has an extensive list of television and screen credits. The Players The actors are looking forward to being directed by Italian actor/writer/director, Marco Calvani, author of "The City Beneath" and to meeting Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, author of "The Trials of Brother Jero." Both playwrights are expected in Ubud for the festival. The same casts will be performing in both plays. Richard Piper and Nicki Wendt are traveling from Melbourne to Bali after completing lead roles in the hit for the Melbourne Theatre Company's World premiere of "Rockabye" by Joanna Murray Smith. Richard will portray a mysteries "Man" in "The City Beneath" while Nicki will present a shrieking shrew in "Brother Jero. Kellie Jones and Liz Ralph from Australia also star. Kellie recently delighted audiences at the Melbourne Theatre Company's smash-hit "Osage: August County." Completing the casts will be Diana Greentree and ywo local actors: Jack Daniels who appears in both productions, and a Balinese schoolboy, Agus Darma, in his theatrical debut. A highlight of the Trials of Brother Jero, will be live African drumming accompaniment presented by African poet and musician Thando

Sibanda. As well as the two English language plays, there will be one performance of a play in Indonesian by prominent Indonesian writer Cok Sawitri "Bubat for Gusmianti Suid>" Admission to all plays will be free of charge. Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. "The Trials of Brother Jero" English language by Wole Soyinka. A satire that presents one day in the eventful life of con-man, and beach preacher, Brother Jeroboam. The larger-than-life characters will delight the audience and the African drumming accompaniment add excitement to this comedic piece. Lead roles for this reading will be costumed by Bali's world famous clothing designer "Paul Ropp." Friday, October 9, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. "Bubat for Gusmianti Suid" Indonesian language by Cok Sawitri and Teater Tulius Ngayah. A dramatic homage to the perseverance of the country's single women telling the story of the late Gusmiati Suid and how the fate of a single woman divided the nation. Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 6:00 p.m "The City Beneath" English by Marco Calvani. A modern drama that explores the culture clash between civilizations. It looks, without hypocrisy at the West, its loss of humanity and moral decline. Following a reading at La Mama, New York last year, a full production of the play is slated for Paris soon. www.balidiscovery.com

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the case. A father in eastern India gave The girl protested but the away his teenage daughter to a victorious Mustafa dragged her out of fellow gambler after he lost a card game, with police launching the village, the report said. A close encounter with a kangaroo a hunt to retrieve the girl. Family members were quoted has left a far north Queensland Ismail Sheikh, from a village as saying the father was a psychologist a little jumpy. compulsive gambler with a drink in West Bengal, used his 18-yearSuzanne Habib was sitting at old daughter as a stake after he lost problem and they had thrown him out her desk in Atherton when the 1.5the house after losing the teenager. all his money, The Times of India metre marsupial came through the Gambling is illegal in India but said on Sunday (local time). front door. "Ismail lost the game again thousands of underground dens Dr Habib says confusion operate, attracting poor villagers who and Mustafa walked away with the reigned. girl," said Satyajit Bandhopadhyay, hope to make a quick buck. "I called out, 'there's a a senior police officer investigating kangaroo in my office'," she said. "But then just as I called that out a couple of young guys just ran in off the street, and I thought it was their kangaroo, so I started yelling at them to get their kangaroo out of my office. "Then I realised it wasn't their A full service web design house providing web development solution for companies or individuals kangaroo; they had seen it come into interested in outsourcing their web design and website development needs my office and they had come to help me get it out." The kangaroo eventually found its way out of Dr Habib's office.

Taiwan prison turns away 96yo convict A Taiwan prison has refused to take in a 96-year-old convict, saying that he could not look after himself behind bars, a report said. Sun Hsin-ming, a retired worker at Taiwan Railway Administration, became the island's oldest convict when he received a three-month jail term for illegally occupying the agency's dormitory, the Apple Daily reported. Sun could pay a fine to stay out of prison but he insisted on serving the full term in a protest against what he called "unfair justice", the report said. However, his protest plan fell through when the Taipei prison immediately sent him back to the prosecutor's office on Friday, saying he could not take care of himself in jail, it said. Prosecutors were planning to send Sun to a prison hospital ward in central Taichung city to serve the sentence, it added.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT BALI Karma "Karma" literally means "deed" or "act", and more broadly names the universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction, which Hindus believe governs all consciousness. Karma is not fate, for man acts with free will creating his own destiny. The Vedas tell us that if we sow goodness, we will reap goodness; if we sow evil, we will reap evil. Karma refers to the totality of our actions and their concomitant reactions in this and previous lives, all of which determine our future. The conquest of karma lies in intelligent action and dispassionate reaction. Not all karmas rebound immediately. Some accumulate and return unexpectedly in this or other births.We produce Karma in four ways : * through thoughts * through words * through actions that we perform ourselves * through actions others do under our instructions Everything that we have ever thought, spoken, done or caused is Karma; as is also that which we think, speak or do this very moment. Hindu scriptures divide karma into three kinds : * Sanchita is the accumulated karma. It would be impossible to experience and endure all Karmas in one life. From

this stock of sanchita karma, a handful is taken out to serve one lifetime and this handful of actions, which has begun to bear fruit and which will be exhausted only on their fruit being enjoyed and not otherwise, is known as prarabdha karma. * Prarabdha Fruit-bearing karma is the portion of accumulated karma that has "ripened" and appears as a particular problem in the present life. * Kriyamana is everything that we produce in current life. All kriyamana karmas flow in to sanchita karma and consequently shape our future. Only in human life we can change our future destiny. After death we loose Kriya Shakti (ability to act) and do (kriyamana) karma until we are born again in human body. Actions performed consciously are weighted more heavily than those done unconsciously. But just as poison affects us if taken unknowingly, suffering caused unintentionally will also give appropriate karmic effect. Only human beings that can distinguish right from wrong can do (kriyamana) Karma. Animals and young children are not creating new Karma (and thus can not affect their future destiny) as they are incapable of discriminating between right and wrong. However, all sentient beings can feel the effects of Karma, which are experienced as pleasure and pain.

Sri Tulsidas, a great Hindu saint, said: "Our destiny was shaped long before the body came into being." As long as the stock of sanchita karma lasts, a part of it continues to be taken out as prarabdha karma for being enjoyed in one lifetime, leading to the cycle of birth and death. A Jiva cannot attain moksha until the accumulated sanchita karmas are completely exhausted. The cycle of birth and death on earth is formed from 8.4 millions forms of life and only one of them is human. Only as humans, are we in position to do something about our destiny by doing the right thing at the right time. Through positive actions, pure thoughts, prayer, mantra and meditation, we can resolve the influence of the karma in present life and turn the destiny for the better. A spiritual master knowing the sequence in which our Karma will bear fruit, can help us. As humans we have the opportunity to speed up our spiritual progress with practice of good Karma. We produce negative karma because we lack knowledge and clarity. Unkindness yields spoiled fruits, called paap, and good deeds bring forth sweet fruits, called punya. As one acts, so does he become: one becomes virtuous by virtuous action, and evil by evil action.

Balinese caste system The Balinese caste system is a system of social organization similar to the Indian caste system. However, India's caste system is far more complicated than Bali's, and there are only four Balinese castes. The four castes of Bali are: * Sudras - peasants making up more than 90% of Bali's population * Wesias - the caste of merchants * Satrias - the warrior caste, it also included some nobility and kings

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* Brahmans - holy men and priests Note the similarity of the castes to the four varnas (shudra, vaishya, kshatriya, brahmin) of India. The members of the four castes use different dialects of the Balinese language to address members of a different caste. Middle Balinese is generally used to speak to people whose caste is unknown in an encounter. Once the caste status of the participants are established, the proper language is used to address each other. Nowadays, the caste system is

used more in religious settings where the members of the lower caste would ask the members of the Brahman caste (the Pedandas) to conduct ceremonies. Since the Dutch colonial years and more recently after the Indonesian independence, the differences in the economic roles of the members of the caste system are slowly eroding as the government prohibits treatments based on the caste system.

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A gorgeous young redhead goes into the doctor's office and said that her body hurt wherever she touched it. 'Impossible!' says the doctor. 'Show me.'

Ashes to ashes…… Martha recently lost her husband. She had him cremated and brought his ashes home. Picking up the urn that he was in, she poured him out on the Patio table. Then, while tracing her fingers in the ashes, she started talking to him .... "Harold, you know that dishwasher you promised me? I bought it with the insurance money!" She paused for a minute tracing her fingers in the ashes then said, "Harold, remember that car you promised me? Well, I also bought it with the insurance money!" Again, she paused for a few minutes and while tracing her fingers in the ashes she said, "Harold, that diamond ring you promised me? Bought it too, with the insurance money! "

The redhead took her finger, pushed on her left shoulder and screamed, then she pushed her elbow and screamed even more. She pushed her knee and screamed; likewise she pushed her ankle and screamed. Everywhere she touched made her scream. The doctor said, 'You're not really a redhead, are you? 'Well, no' she said, 'I'm actually a blonde.' 'I thought so,' the doctor said, 'Your finger is broken.'

Rolex & Timex A girl was visiting her blonde friend, who had acquired two new dogs, and asked her what their names were. The blonde responded by saying that one was named Rolex and one was named Timex. Her friend said, 'Whoever heard of someone naming dogs like that?' 'HELLLOOOOOOO......,' answered the blonde.. 'They're watch dogs'!!

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'Facebook for the dead': catchy or creepy? As well as writing emails to be sent after they pass, members can pen their own eulogy or record a multimedia message for their own funeral. (www.sxc.hu: István Benedek) A Canberra man who watched his wife struggle to deal with the deaths of many loved ones has used the internet to come up with a way to keep in touch from beyond the grave. Peter Ingham and fellow entrepreneur Andrew Slattery have created a website being dubbed 'Facebook for the dead', which allows the living to upload videos, photographs and important messages, which will then be sent out after they die. The site, FromBeyond2u.com, allows the living to upload videos, photographs and important messages, as part of a virtual "time capsule". Mr Ingham says they saw a need for the unique service to allow people to prepare a proper goodbye or mend past wrongs if they need to. "The number one aim of the site is to keep in touch with loved ones, today, tomorrow and beyond and to create everlasting love," Mr Ingham told ABC News Online. "Predominantly it's a cache of memoirs of your loved ones - times you spent with your children, the first day at school - and these can be continually added to the site to be shared with them when you pass away. "You can also leave farewell messages, you can leave ongoing messages into the future so you can leave messages for birthdays and random messages." Mr Ingham says the concept came about after he watched his wife struggle to deal with her grief. "She lost her mother, grandmother, two best friends, her aunty and uncle in a two-year period," he said. "Just seeing how her and all her family had to deal with it especially those with debilitating diseases, where

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they couldn't even communicate with loved ones, I just wanted to find a way to help them out." Mr Ingam, who has worked in tourism and electronic security in the past, says also experiencing the sudden death of his aunty contributed to the birth of the concept. "My aunty had a brain tumour so she couldn't even communicate at all about six weeks after getting the illness," he said. "She couldn't write, she couldn't show facial expressions or speak any more. She couldn't tell her loved ones anything, and to me I thought there has to be a way to fix that, so this is what we've created." As well as writing emails to be sent after they pass, members can pen their own eulogy or record a multimedia message for their own funeral. The site also allows subscribers to store large multimedia files for use in the future while they are still alive, for example to collate for an upcoming 21st. The social networking meets memoir project was launched two weeks ago after a 12-month trial period, and Mr Ingham says it is taking off already. "We've had an incredible response in those two weeks ... there's nothing like this in Australia," he said. Ethics of beyond Ethics expert Andrew Dutney, from Flinders University, sees some value in the idea, but warns against avoiding proper communication in life. "It's very important to ensure that we don't replace face-to-face communication with technological alternatives," he told ABC News Online. "The memory of a loving word or a hug or just those ordinary expressions of affection is probably more significant than receiving a prerecorded message sometime after your loved one has died. "The daily communication of love and respect and appreciation is crucial." Associate Professor Dutney says the benefits of such a service are more for the person who is dying than the person who survives and reads the messages. "For a person who's dying, any tools that they can use to

reassure themselves and to get themselves ready are going to make the dying process better for them," he said. "For the people who receive the messages, it's a mixed blessing. On the one hand, it's good to have the connection with those you've lost. "But on the other hand, it can quite traumatic to be suddenly be taken back to the place of bereavement." Associate Professor Dutney's brother, Supreme Court of Queensland Justice Peter Dutney, recently died while on a charity bike ride. He says in dealing with the sudden death of his brother, he's learnt that messages can come from beyond in unique ways. "Just yesterday, I took delivery of his luggage from Coober Pedy where he died, and that was really confronting because it was still covered with dirt and his bike helmet was still sweaty and that was a message from beyond," he said. Associate Professor Dutney also believes the service leaves itself open for misuse. "One would hope that someone who's dying would use the time they had in constructive ways, but you could conceive of someone, either selfishly or vindictively, spending a lot of time producing these messages, so that some who's left behind is reminded them persistently over a year, a couple of years or a lifetime," he said. Mr Ingham says there is no way to stop people from using the service in unsavoury ways. "We have no idea what messages are saved so none of our staff would know if a harassing message has been left behind," he said. "Everybody's got their own idea of life and what they want to do, I guess if they want to do that, they can do that. "But the person can easily unsubscribe to your messages if they don't want to see them anyway." But Mr Ingham hopes people choose to use his site in a positive way. "Nobody likes talking about death, but the reality is, we're all going to go one day so you can share your memories with your loved ones and if something does happen to you, it's all there for you," he said.

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St Kilda footy defined in front of the holy grail St Kilda footy. In years past, for decades even, you could say the term was synonymous with failure, with never being quite committed enough to do the hard things when it mattered. They were the dark years, years when the jokes went that there was more commitment to the Saints disco than winning the contested football. But in the MCG rooms on Friday night, after St Kilda posted an extraordinary seven-point victory over Western Bulldogs in a game where both sides fought to the gallows, playing "Saints footy" had been wholeheartedly re-defined. Trying to find out exactly what that term now means to the players is, strangely, not so simple. It is a phrase that has been used occasionally in public this year by coach Ross Lyon to describe one of the players he admires most, vicecaptain Lenny Hayes, who plays with a heady mixture of passion, skill and steely resolve. "He plays Saints footy," Lyon has said. In a similar vein to the way the Swans dubbed their best form "Bloods footy", the Saints also have their trademark, their preferred method of all-field warfare. But you get mixed reactions when you ask St Kilda players to define "Saints footy", the new-found game style that has the club on the verge of its first premiership in 43 years. Brendon Goddard, whose long kicking into the forward line was a feature of the second half fightback on Friday night, looks as if you've just asked for the password to the holy

grail that only a Saint should know. "I won't elaborate on that too much," Goddard said. "That is a bit inhouse but there is an expectation that everyone that takes the field plays Saints footy." Hayes is not quite so paranoid. "That is a good question. We pride ourselves on being hard at the footy and never giving up," Hayes said. "We talk about playing to the last minute. We've got some skill, but we've also got some hardness in the team, it is the combination." Nick Riewoldt, the captain whose four goals in the second half clinched the grand final berth, also talks about perseverance. He believes the preliminary final win epitomised "Saints footy". "Just (being) hard and tough and playing for the full 120 minutes, winning the contested ball and pressuring," he said. "I don't think we won the contested ball but I thought the pressure we were able to put on when the game was up for grabs was really good. "It was a prelim and we knew it would go down to the last minute so we spoke about that during the week, that if you keep persevering and grinding it out, then you give yourself the best opportunity to come out on top." It encapsulates how the Saints have gradually changed since Lyon arrived in 2007, and how they won 22 of the 24 games they have played so far this year. There is graphic evidence in the stifling defence and team-tackling efforts that have made the Saints the hardest side to beat this year. It is about the last minute, the final effort, from every player, whether they are Riewoldt or a 20-game rookie.

Hayes says the resolve to really improve grew after Geelong thrashed them by nearly 10 goals in last year's qualifying final, and then Hawthorn did the same to them in the preliminary final. "We had a look at last year, and in two out of our three finals we were convincingly beaten. We knew we had a lot of areas to improve on, and there are probably a dozen areas we have got a lot better at this year," Hayes said. "We are all working hard for each other. It was a big focus of ours over the pre-season. It is not a good feeling losing by big margins (in finals)." Riewoldt says the difference is that the players have gained the know-how and will to work through the most challenging situations: "It has probably been one of the real turnarounds in our footy, the ability to work together and work through situations where things aren't going our way. "Everyone being as desperate as you can be. It went right down to the wire, and those games can often be decided by either really courageous, good acts, or acts perhaps the other side of the coin. I thought we were really brave in that last quarter, everyone pushed really hard, had the courage to keep pushing and running." And that's Saints footy, circa 2009, with two hours to go.

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Collingwood forward Anthony Rocca announces his retirment Collingwood forward Anthony Rocca has announced his AFL retirement. Rocca, 32, played 242 matches for both the Pies and previous club Sydney and booted 415 goals. His last match was the Pies' qualifying final loss to St Kilda three weeks ago when he limped off with an ankle injury - continuing a horrendous run of ankle and Achilles

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tendon problems which dogged his last two seasons. Rocca said he was interested in following his brother Saverio - also a former AFL player - into American football. "I'm keen to try and get into the punting scene in the NFL, and I'll try my best to get a job in that arena, but if not I wouldn't mind doing some sort of part-time coaching role in the AFL," Rocca said.

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Thieves steal 17,400 vodka bottles THIEVES have used a semi-trailer to remove almost $600,000 worth of vodka from a business in Sydney's west, police said today. More than 17,400 bottles of vodka were taken from the Parramatta Road, Lidcombe business when three men drove onto the premises about 1am (AEST) on Sunday and removed a shipping container holding the bottles. Police believe the offenders then drove the truck through a rear fence onto the M4 before fleeing the scene in a westerly direction. The semi-trailer was later found abandoned on Camden Valley Way, Prestons. Anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area late on Saturday night or early on Sunday morning is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police search creek after fishy $100k find Police on the New South Wales north coast say they have thoroughly searched the area where two teenagers found almost $100k in cash. Officers were called to a business in Lismore at about 11.00am on Friday when the boys handed over the money. They told police the stash was found during a fishing excursion to Tuntable Creek near Nimbin earlier this month. Inspector Greg Moore says officers will investigate whether the discovery is crime-related. "Look that's obviously one line of inquiry we're looking at," he said. "It could be proceeds of ill-gotten gains but at this stage we're certainly keeping an open mind." Inspector Moore says it is not clear what will happen to the money if no-one comes forward to claim it. "[The boys] could have a claim to it or it could go to internal revenue," he said. "They're pretty philosophical about it. They've basically said they just want things to go back the way they were before they found the money I think." Police want to hear from anyone with a claim or information about the cash.

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Bulldogs coach Kevin Moore warns Eels about hitting Kimmorley high As Brett Kimmorley prepares to make his return from a fractured cheekbone on Friday night, Bulldogs coach Kevin Moore has warned Parramatta against attempting to test the strength of his halfback's healed face in their preliminary final at ANZ Stadium. Kimmorley erased any lingering doubt about his fitness by taking part in a simulated game against the Bulldogs' NSW Cup side on Sunday, clearing the way for him to be named in the No7 jersey on Tuesday. Centre Jamal Idris also took part in the session after recovering from a medial ligament strain. With both available, the Bulldogs are back to full strength and will head into Friday night's game as favourites to qualify for the grand final. Kimmorley will be a key to that. The NSW halfback has been in exemplary form for the Dogs and was always likely to figure prominently in Parramatta's planning for the match. The ugly facial injury he sustained against the Warriors on August 30 makes him more vulnerable. Moore suggested Parramatta players could find themselves on the outer with officials if they crossed the line. "Any high shot on any player should be penalised," Moore said. "Certainly on kickers ... they have been severe on that all year. I would expect they would continue to do that. Provided they continue with their consistency through the year, he would be sweet. "You would like to think Parramatta wouldn't want to be a man down. I wouldn't expect any drama there." Asked his reaction if the Eels did attempt to target Kimmorley, Moore said: "Good luck if they want to try. "He's been around long enough. He's a tough character and he has 12 teammates who will be willing to support him. "You can't tell blokes to put a shot on their head and if they do I expect the referees to come down strong on it." Kimmorley received a clearance from his specialist on Thursday and could have played at the weekend had the Bulldogs been forced into a sudden-death final. Instead, he was given an additional week to recover and his return will be a significant fillip for the Bulldogs as they prepare to face the in-form Eels. "We had an opposed session today with our NSW Cup blokes," Moore said. "He looked good both with and without the ball. He looked sharp. What we did today, even though it was not 100 per cent, there was contact and wrestling so he will be sweet. "The face is stronger now than

before he broke it because it's held together by three titanium plates." Officials are expecting a crowd of more than 60,000 at ANZ Stadium for the match between two of the game's traditional rivals. The sides dominated the 1980s, winning four grand finals each . Friday night's game will be the first time they have met in a preliminary final since 1998, when the Bulldogs came back from 18-2 down to win in extra time. Asked whether facing Parramatta added spice to the game, Moore said: "When all is said and done, it's a playoff for a grand final spot. Nothing changes there. It was always going to be a big game for the teams involved. "It's an opportunity to get

yourself in a grand final." While the Bulldogs finished the regular season second, the Eels will carry better form into the game. Parramatta has won nine of its past 10 games and boasts the form player in the competition, fullback Jarryd Hayne. "There are individuals we need to pay attention to," Moore said. "If you're on your game you limit those individuals' chances to hurt you. If all 13 blokes are working together, you're going to give yourself a chance to limit his opportunities. "I think you have to make sure as a team you're switched on defensively. They're a good side and things are happening for them. They're at the top of their game and we have to make sure we're at the top of ours.�

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Five burning questions and their cool relieving answers of the AFL finals You can analyse, scrutinise, examine, dissect and inspect the penultimate week of AFL finals for as long as you like. Or you can read the five burning questions, with answers, right here. The choice is yours. Then there were two. Who starts the week as the team to beat? Thankfully, for the sake of the neutral observer, of which there will be thousands at the MCG next Saturday, we've got the grand final we wanted. The two best teams for 2009 will clash in what shapes as a classic contest. The bookies have been able to split them - Geelong will open the week $1.70 favourites (like they did last year), St Kilda at $2.10 - but you wouldn't want to be settling on a winner for your life. The Cats were the more impressive victors on preliminary final weekend against Collingwood, the second half as close to their sublime best as we've seen in the second half of this year. The Saints did it the hard way, edging gallant Western Bulldogs in a titanic struggle. How is Nick's knee? Knackered, but he'll play.

Nick Riewoldt willed his side over the line on Friday night after he apparently "jarred his knee up a bit". It looked a lot worse and was tested by Brian Lake and Co. on a number of occasions. Darrel Baldock - the sole St Kilda premiership skipper - had a proppy patella in 1966 and played through the pain. Riewoldt will be channeling 'Doc' this week as he attempts to join illustrious company. The big blond has been the player of the finals series with two commanding performances. Baldock is booked in to present the premiership cup to Riewoldt if the Saints prevail. The Cats had their best side for the season last week. Good luck or good management? That's not important, the fact their best 22, or thereabouts, are up and going is pivotal. Steve Johnson was busy in his comeback after hip surgery. Even better news came on Sunday for the Cats when the mercurial one pulled up well. Brad Ottens has three games under his belt now and is looking better with each run. He's vital. Last time they met the Saints, both key cogs did not play. Meanwhile, there might be a tale of heartbreak brewing down the freeway with Matthew Stokes

missing the preliminary final due to groin soreness. Unlucky veteran Max Hudghton appears certain to play the grand final victim at St Kilda. Hot Dogs, cold Pies. Both Collingwood and the Bulldogs had their season end on the same weekend in contrasting style. First, the Dogs. The tenacious, desperate, bold Dogs. Their loss to the Saints will hurt all summer long. The missed opportunities will burn. Rodney Eade is adamant he doesn't need a big forward to make the jump from final four to a flag. He may be right, but Barry Hall is sitting in the bargain basement bin. Surely he's worth a season or two. The Magpies, meanwhile, were out of their depth in the second half against Geelong. Very few escaped the massacre with reputations intact, nevermind enhanced. The likes of Travis Cloke, Leon Davis, John Anthony and Dale Thomas flopped in the finals. Mick Malthouse has two years remaining to capture that elusive third flag he yearns for - then it's over to you, Bucks.

Tadgh Kennelly helps Kerry win All-Ireland final in Dublin The chances of Tadhg Kennelly rejoining AFL club Sydney Swans have been boosted after Kennelly scored twice to help Kerry to beat Cork in Gaelic football's All-Ireland final. The rivals battled it out before 82,000 fans at Dublin's famous Croke Park, watched on by Swans coach Paul Roos and a group of Kennelly's former Sydney teammates who travelled over to support him. The 0-16 1-09 win made Kennelly the first player to hold both an All Ireland medal and AFL Premiership medallion. It also enabled the 28-yearold to fulfil his dream of emulating his famous father Tim Kennelly, a five-time All Ireland medal winner. As he took his turn to hold the Sam Maguire Cup aloft in front of thousands of cheering Kerry

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fans, Kennelly repeated the Irish jig he performed when the Swans won the Premiership in 2005. Speaking after the match he described the win - Kerry's 36th All Ireland title - as “very emotional”. “I'm very, very happy,” he told RTE TV in Ireland. “I can barely get the words out. I'm very, very lucky to come back in my first year and reach an All Ireland final.” Speculation has been mounting both in Ireland and Sydney about whether Kennelly will be tempted to rejoin the AFL now he has an All Ireland final win under his belt. Kennelly has not ruled out returning to Australia and Roos has said he would discuss the idea if the Irishman wanted to. Kerry fans say they would hold no grudges if he chose to return to the AFL. “We will miss him but good luck to him,” Kerry fan Michael O'Mahoney

told AAP. “I reckon he'll go back.” Kennelly made his debut with the Swans in 2001 and went on to become one of their key players during his eight years with the club. After his 51-year-old father's sudden death in 2005, Kennelly struggled with questions about whether he should return home to be closer to his family. He suddenly announced he was quitting Sydney in January 2009 so he could return to Gaelic football, an amateur sport in Ireland, so he could follow in his father's footsteps and win an All Ireland final. His decision followed string of shoulder and leg injuries which blighted his performances in the 2007 and 2008 AFL seasons.

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Medical student 'slays burglar with samurai sword’ A US student has killed a burglar with a samurai sword, slicing off his hand and severely cutting his neck after he spotted the intruder in his garage. The undergraduate medical student at Baltimore's prestigious Johns Hopkins University was being questioned by police but he may not be charged if found to be acting in self-defence. Samurai swords are legal in the United States. Police received a call for help at 1.20am Tuesday (3.20pm AEST) after the burglar pried open a side-door into the garage of the house, which four students rented off the campus, Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. "They asked him to stop

and while they called police, the suspect lunged at the student. He then retaliated by striking him with a samurai sword, severed his left hand and gave severe lacerations to the upper torso," he said. The burglar, who was in his late 40s, had a history of burglaries and had just been released from prison on Sunday, he said. The student, whose name was not released as he was not charged, had recently reported a burglary in which thieves reportedly took laptop computers and a Sony PlayStation video-game machine. The United States, where the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected, has few restrictions on owning swords although some local jurisdictions limit the right to brandish them in public. "I think everyone has the right to first of all defend themselves

and defend their home and if this individual felt that a samurai sword was an appropriate tool to do so, I'm not in a position to say that's good or bad," Mr Guglielmi said. The samurai, Japan's medieval knights, carried swords as they enforced a code of moral order. Modern Japan, however, requires strict registration of all sizable swords. England and Wales last year banned the sale of samurai swords except to collectors after a spate of crimes. Today's incident was the latest violence involving a top US university. Police yesterday found the body of a 24-year-old Yale University student stuffed in a laboratory wall.

Horoscopes: Predictions for Sept. 21-27 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) -- An offer to help with a stalled project should reassure you that you have a workable plan in spite of the problems in getting it up and running. The week's end brings more positive news. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) -- A past problem about a workplace situation re-emerges early in the week. Talking things out helps ease tensions by midweek, but some hurt feelings could linger a few more days. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) -- Optimistic aspects dominate your efforts. However, expect to confront some criticism, some of which might be valid, so keep an open mind. But overall it's your views that will count. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) -- Social interaction with new people, especially on the job, could be a bit strained in the early part of the week. But the awkwardness passes as you get to know each other better. LEO (July 23 to August 22) -- Expect news about a follow-up to a workplace change that could make a difference in your career path. Meanwhile, new friends widen the circle for all you Social Lions who love to party. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) -- Enjoy your well-earned plaudits for a job well done. But be aware that some people might not share your colleagues' admiration, and you might have to work harder to win them over. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) -- It's a good week to recheck your probably already overlong "to do" list and decide what to keep and what to discard. Lose the clutter and focus your energy on what's really important.

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) -- This is a good time to take a new perspective on what you've been offered. Expanding your view could help to uncover any plusses or minuses that weren't apparent at first. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) -Applying the usual methods to this week's unique challenges might not work too well. Instead, use your creativity to find a way to resolve any impasse that develops. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) -- So what if fate throws some obstacles in your path this week? Just keep in mind that the sure-footed and resolute Goat can get past any barrier by focusing on the goals up ahead. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) -- This week calls for better communication with people in both your private life and the workplace. Start by asking questions, and then pay close attention to the answers. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) -- Potentially beneficial workplace changes could be closer than you realize. Make sure you know what's going on so that you're not left high and dry when the good things happen.

IF YOU WERE BORN THIS WEEK: You're not timid about pushing to have your aims realized once you've set your mind to accomplishing your goals.

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Sports Corner

England avoid Aussie whitewash thanks to Graeme Swann's five-wickets Graeme Swann's five-wicket haul denied Australia a whitewash of their series against England in the final one-day cricket match at the Riverside. The off-spinner's career-best oneday figures of 5-28 helped bowl the Australians out for 176 inside 46 overs, and England reached their target of 177 with 60 balls to spare for a four-wicket victory thanks largely to a half-century by opener Joe Denly. Australia had to settle for a 6-1 series triumph after their bowlers failed to make the early breakthrough needed to defend such a small total, with Denly (53) and Andrew Strauss (47) putting on a 106run stand for the first wicket. Captain Ricky Ponting was pleased with the character shown by his side, who dropped from first to third in the world rankings. “We got off to a horrendous start with the ball, but the guys dug deep and kept trying their hardest right to the end,” he said. “To get as close as we did was a good result. The last few weeks have been terrific for us.” England counterpart Andrew Strauss admitted the win was a relief. “We're not going to get carried away with it,” he said. “We still lost the series 6-1, but it was a good bowling performance today. “We probably still made heavier weather of it than we should have done, but it's a win and something to move forward with.” Strauss was out for a fifth time this series to Australian off-spinner Nathan Hauritz when he attempted a reverse sweep and sent a top edge to Ben Hilfenhaus at short third man. Denly was run out by a sharp throw from Ponting to wicketkeeper Tim Paine, who swiftly removed the bails, but by then England were cruising. Even when the hosts lost 3-8 in the space of 13 balls, they managed to salvage some pride as Paul Collingwood (13 not out) and Tim Bresnan (10 not out) saw them through. Australia were in trouble early with England paceman James Anderson striking on the fourth ball of the match when Shane Watson (nought) was caught at slip by Swann. Paine (four) followed shortly after when debutant Graham Onions had him caught behind by Matthew Prior. Ponting and Michael Clarke steadied the innings with a 79-run partnership. But Swann came into the attack with immediate effect when Ponting (53 off 67) looked to drive his fifth delivery, which turned sharply, and spooned the ball to Collingwood at midwicket.

Clarke faced 81 balls for his 38 before being run out, and Swann then accounted for player-of-the-series winner Cameron White (one). James Hopes (11) sent an easy caught-and-bowled to Swann after getting a leading edge. With Mike Hussey (49) looking comfortable, the Australians needed one of their big-hitting bowlers to stay in the middle. But Mitchell Johnson (10) also fell to Swann, caught by Anderson, as did Brett Lee (nought), bowled and farewelled with a cheeky imitation of his

own heel-kick celebration. When Hussey hit a Bresnan delivery straight to Denly at mid-off, he left Hilfenhaus not out two. Playing his first match since the Ashes, fast bowler Hilfenhaus had a poor opening spell of four overs, in which he conceded 32 runs and sent down a rash of no balls along with a beamer that Denly managed to dodge. Summing up his day, Hilfenhaus overstepped to hand England the winning run.

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What happened in week two of the NRL finals series?

Mathew Stokes admits he faces a nerve-wracking few days before finding out whether he has forced his way back into the Geelong team for Saturday's AFL grand final against St Kilda. Stokes declared himself unavailable for last Saturday's 73-point preliminary-final thumping of Collingwood with groin soreness. But he proved his fitness by training on Monday morning before a crowd of more than 5,000 fans at Skilled Stadium. Stokes, 24, expects to learn by midweek whether coach Mark Thompson can find a spot for him in the side. “It's definitely nervewracking, but exciting as well,” said Stokes, who played in

Geelong's winning grand final side in 2007 and the one which lost last year's decider to Hawthorn. “It's definitely all about the team and if I find out I don't play, I can live with that and I'll be supporting the boys.” One of Shannon Byrnes, Travis Varcoe or David Wojcinski could be omitted if the Cats decide to include Stokes in the grand final lineup. “It's a good problem to have from the club's point of view,” said Geelong captain Tom Harley. “For the individuals it might be a bit restless, but we've been team-focused all along for the past three years and the team we put out is

representing the club, we're not representing individuals at all. “The coaches will make the right decision on the makeup of the side and the best structures and I'd imagine they'd make the decision as soon as they can.”

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still floating around in the finals series. What were they up to over the weekend? Melbourne Storm and the Bulldogs were given a week off as reward for winning their qualifying finals. Bulldogs coach Kevin Moore popped up to say his side wouldn't lose any conditioning, explaining he ran an opposed session against their NSW Cup side. News also filtered in over the weekend that Brett “I'll Be Back” Kimmorley completed a contact session and will resume his position as key playmaker for their blockbuster preliminary final against Parramatta. The Storm, meanwhile, had a Saturday night bonding session, watching their preliminary finals opponents, the Broncos. Assistant coach Stephen Kearney said his side had kept the week "pretty much the same as we normally would if we had a long turnaround between games in the regular season". And after one masterful performance in the finals series (a 40-12 win over Manly), Melbourne will have wanted to keep it low key, as they now enter the preliminary finals as the premiership favourites. What's the go with this McIntrye System? The seemingly annual debate over the relevance of the McIntyre Finals System has taken on a more resonant feeling since the early departure of St George Illawarra on Saturday night. The Dragons became the first minor premiers in the McIntyre era to bow out after just two games when they lost to Brisbane although Melbourne came awfully close last year. Calls have increased for the system to be revamped so the higher-placed teams are not disadvantaged if they lose their first game. There is a real possibility that sixth (Brisbane) could play eighth (Parramatta) in the grand final but does that seem a fair indicator of the season? The AFL equivalent is often used in comparison and it's no coincidence that it has provided an outcome where first plays second in this year's decider. This NRL season may just be an anomaly but it won't stop the clamour for change.

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Parramatta. Opposition defences woke up to their plays, Jamie Soward's influence on the game had diminished and players who had set the world on fire earlier in the season went missing. Minor premiers are decided by consistency throughout the season so the Dragons were deserved winners but being premiers takes something more altogether. How have Brisbane and coach Ivan Henjak turned their fortunes around so quickly? Remember August 1 - you're probably trying to forget it if you're a Broncos fan. It was when Brisbane were thrashed by Canberra 56-0, their finals hopes, seemingly, were in tatters. Now they are just one win away from the grand final after beating St George Illawarra 24-10. The weekend win went against the odds, too: the Broncos had not won a finals match at Suncorp Stadium in six matches dating back to 1995. It was also a memorable game for AFLbound Karmichael Hunt, who farewelled Suncorp Stadium with two tries and constantly threatened in attack. They've now won seven on the trot and Ivan Henjak looks to have removed the apprentice title from his office door. And with their Toyota Cup team also just one game away from a grand final berth, things are really looking up in Brisbane. Gold Coast Titans are renowned for their struggles away from home. Friday night's game at Sydney Football Stadium was always a predictable result, right? While the Titans had won all their previous games against Parramatta before the semi-final clash, they were written off as no hopers. The men from the golden strip had lost six of their past nine away matches heading into the game, and since entering the competition in 2007 they had won just six of their 22 matches in NSW. Not surprisingly, the Titans were never in the hunt in their 27-2 loss to the Eels, their plight summed up by prop Matthew White dropping the ball over the try line after a desperate tackle from Nathan Hindmarsh. Now, after losing both finals matches in their first finals campaign, the Titans will surely be looking for ways to turn these stats around in 2010. There are two other teams

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You can analyse, scrutinise, examine, dissect and inspect the second week of the NRL finals for as long as you like. Or you can read the six burning questions, with answers, right here. The choice is yours. The Parramatta support cast really rose to the occasion last weekend to compliment their star player? The Eels proved on the weekend they are much more than just a superstar backline, or more to the point, a superstar fullback. Their 27-2 drubbing of Gold Coast proved not only are they making the hard yards in attack, but they are proving impossible to break down in defence. On Friday night, it wasn't the Eels' usual suspect Jarryd Hayne who stole the show, but the irrepressible Fuifui Moimoi, with the support of unheralded duo Ben Smith and Todd Lowrie. Moimoi, in particular, delivered the grunt needed to get the Eels home. A warning to the Bulldogs: over the past three months only the Dragons and Tigers have posted more than two tries in a game against them. St George Illawarra have become the first team since 1993 to bow out in straight sets after finishing as minor premiers. Where did all the love go? The Dragons were unquestionably the best team for 22 rounds. But momentum has counted for everything in this finals series, something the Dragons left behind last month. Parramatta have won nine of their past 10 games, while Brisbane Broncos are riding a seven-match streak. The Bulldogs have won six of their past seven. And while Melbourne Storm would appear the odd team out, having only won three in a row, the re-awakening of their muchvaunted attack, which has amassed 108 points in those games, is an ominous sign. Dragons supporters were hoping three defeats in their past four preliminary round games was just an aberration - but their worst fears were confirmed with Saturday's loss to the Broncos, a week after their qualifying final loss to

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F1 credibility on the line as renault await punishment for race fixing The Singapore race-fixing scandal, which has plunged the world's most glamorous sport into a bitter spiral of recriminations and resignations, is set to push Formula One's credibility to the brink on Tuesday (EST). It will also go a long way in helping disgraced paddock superpower Renault decide whether or not it really wants to continue in a sport which bleeds €300 million (A$509m) from its stretched budget every year. The French team hope that the resignations of flamboyant team principal Flavio Briatore and engineering chief Pat Symonds, following allegations they ordered former driver Nelson Piquet to deliberately crash in Singapore in 2008, will guarantee clemency when the World Motor Sports Council meets. Having admitted they will not contest the charges against them, the likelihood is that a heavy fine and a points deduction will be the preferred sentence rather than outright banishment from the championship. However, even that hasn't stopped the clamour for blood from

respected voices within a sport which, in the aftermath of other recent acts of skullduggery, are exhausted by the damage caused to F1's image. “When I first heard the accusation that Renault had asked Nelson Piquet to crash deliberately, the question was whether it was true or not,'' former champion Niki Lauda told the Daily Mail in London. “If it was true, then it amounted to the worst thing that has happened in Formula One.'' Lauda believes Piquet's crash, deliberately engineered so as to help teammate Fernando Alonso take a surprise victory, is a worse scandal than even the 'Spygate' affair of 2007 where McLaren were found to be in possession of technical data belonging to rivals Ferrari. McLaren were fined a record $US100 million (A$115m) and stripped of their constructors points for the season. “Yes, the McLaren spying scandal two years ago was extremely serious but mechanics have always discussed technical data among themselves. “This, though, is new. The biggest damage ever. Now the FIA must punish

Renault heavily to restore credibility in the sport.'' As well as the public thirst for retribution in a sport watched by an estimated 600 million people worldwide, the FIA also faces a delicate balancing act. Renault's future in Formula One has been the subject of speculation for a long time. The loss of another manufacturer would be hard to stomach following last year's withdrawal of Honda and the impending departure of BMW. Former world champion Alonso, meanwhile, doesn't come cheap with a salary of around $US25 million (A$28.8m) although the Spaniard is widely expected to move to Ferrari in 2010. Renault's form on the track this season hasn't created any great optimism. After 13 races Alonso is trailing in tenth place in the drivers' standings while the team are eighth of 10 in the constructors' title race - 126 points from leaders Brawn GP.

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twowheels editor Jeremy Bowdler looks at the MotoGP championship The MotoGP season has developed a little bit of Alice in Wonderland weirdness about it lately, with Alice-sponsored Ducati rider Casey Stoner choosing to return to Australia post-Donington to rest and recuperate from a "mystery" debilitating illness. While diagnosis at a distance seems to be a common speciality particularly among the less medically knowledgeable the fact remains that Stoner has missed three races and, though scheduled to reappear at Estoril on October 4, a fortnight before the Phillip Island round, there is no guarantee that he will be there. Of course, there's no guarantee that he won't either; but his natural reluctance to talk to the press will merely lead to more speculation about him, Ducati and his place in the team. This hasn't been helped by a British commentator who claimed Ducati was in discussion with Valentino Rossi's team-mate Jorge Lorenzo and was keen “to secure the services of a top-level rider to compete alongside or even replace Casey Stoner should, their increasingly fragile relationship with the absent Australian finally snap”. While this would have come as some surprise to Stoner's teammate Nicky Hayden (who has been re-signed for 2010 and also taken a podium in the past month), the comment has been given extra weight since the commentator in question also writes the Ducati works team's English press releases. And if that didn't leave sponsors Alice wondering what on earth the caterpillar was smoking, Rossi's cheeky Cheshire Cat grin and exquisitely timed bombshell announcements are unsettling everyone. I particularly admire the bit about Yamaha not treating him properly by allowing another topclass rider in the team. I mean, poor Valentino, he has to do all this work developing the bike and then have a young whippersnapper chasing at his heels. Boo hoo. At least Lorenzo has given Vale a bit of a hurry up on occasion and has even forced the odd error, like Rossi's uncharacteristic crashing out of the lead at Indianapolis. Rossi still has some sense of humour, though, with the donkey's ears painted on his helmet and worn on the podium, even if the humour barely concealed his anger and determination to crush his opponents with an absolutely textbook domination in the race at Misano. No one could have beaten him on that bike, on that track, on that day. But then the genius continues with a dig at Yamaha, Lorenzo and Stoner all at once. If he

doesn't get his way as he did in the Bridgestone/Michelin affair a couple of years ago he'll leave Yamaha and go to Ducati (I doubt anyone asked them) and finish his career as an Italian on an Italian bike and show that pesky Skip that he's not the only one who can win on a Ducati. Though how Ducati's team manager Livio Suppo would take to Rossi joining the team as a double act with his mentor Jerry Burgess (without whom he never would have left Honda) is anyone's guess. Burgess, incidentally has won 11 GP titles as crew chief, so he's not a resource to be considered lightly. No doubt Ducati would dearly love an Italian rider to win on their machine, and that's part of why we've seen Marco Melandri and Loris Capirossi on the team, but wins are wins and Stoner's been the one able to deliver a world title. It's common knowledge that he was Ducati's fourth choice as a rider when he signed originally, and maybe the fairytale romance has been replaced with a working relationship but, until he fell ill, Stoner was leading the championship.

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A CELEBRATION OF LIFE Bali Hotels Association's Bartender Competition Watch Bali's best bartenders compete on the beach… the party ingredient is Balimoon! Time: Wednesday 23 September 2009, 3pm to 6pm. Venue: Main Tent. Sunset Dances Must see! Balinese traditional dances on the beach every sunset time. This is why Kuta Karnival always attracts a crowd of admirers. Time: Wednesday 23 September until Saturday 26 September 2009, 5pm to 6pm. Venue: Seminyak Beach. Graffiti Cartoon Expose Cartoonists from around Bali show off their talents. Time: Everyday from Saturday 19 September until Sunday 27 September 2009, 4pm to 7pm. Venue: Main Tent. T-Shirt Cartoon Competition Calling tourists and locals… please join our cartoon competition and win for yourself great prizes. Time: Sunday 20 September 2009, 4pm to 7 pm. Venue: Main Tent. Mini Cartoon Exhibition Laugh out loud, visit the cartoon exhibition! Time: Everyday from Saturday 19 September until Sunday 27 September 2009, all day. Venue: Main Tent. Youth Race Calling all high-school boys and girls… please join the amazing race. Time:(Day 1) Friday 25 September 2009, 10am to 7 pm. (Day 2) Saturday 26 September 2009, 2pm to 7 pm. Venue: start at Main Tent. Movie Screening Watch a movie on the beach! Time: Everyday from Sunday 20 September until Saturday 26 September 2009,7pm to9pm. Venue: Main Tent. Barong Reptile Show Get up close and personal with the friendly reptiles of Bali… join Reptile Feeding Contest, workshop, body painting and there is also a giant snake! Time: Everyday from Monday 21 September until Saturday 26 September 2009, 4pm to 7pm. Venue: Main Tent. Street Art & Sand Sculpture Competition Catch art on the streets of Kuta and when the weekend sunset comes, do art on the beach of Kuta. Time: Everyday from Wednesday 23 September until Saturday 26 September 2009, all day. Venue: Main Tent. SFO & Oakley Present Open Stage You want to show off your talent in music, singing or dancing? Come up to the Open Stage! Time:(Day 1) Tuesday 22 September 2009, 10am to 3pm. (Day 2) Wednesday 23 September 2009, 10am to 3pm. Venue: Main Tent. Kuta Young Architects

See what the young ones are building on. Time: Everyday from Saturday 19 September until Sunday 27 September 2009, all day. Venue: Main Tent. Youth Info Centre Find more information about how exciting teenage years are. Time: Everyday from Saturday 19 September until Sunday 27 September 2009, all day. Venue: Main Tent. Raremotion Artist Series Students of the Arts Institute exhibit their works on Kuta beach. Time: Everyday from Saturday 19 September until Sunday 27 September 2009, all day. Venue: Main Tent. Bali Blogger Community Internet-mania… come and introduce yourself to the Bali Blogger Community. Time: Everyday from Saturday 19 September until Sunday 27 September 2009, all day. Venue: Main Tent. Environment Day Join fun games and learn about what you can do for our earth! Time: Saturday 26 September 2009, 9am to 1pm. Venue: Main Tent. Surfer Girl Presents the Surfer Girl Big Splash '09 Join two days of fun on the beach… if you surf, try the competition to win some great prizes however if you don't, then just join the laughter with friends and family! Time:(Day 1) Thursday 24 September 2009, 9am to 5pm. (Day 2) Friday 25 September 2009, 9am to 5pm. Venue: Main Tent. Cardinal Music Awards Listen to fabulous music on the beach and see young bands compete for the grand prize in the midst of fabulous fashion shows. Time: Friday 25 September 2009, 4pm to 10pm. Venue: Main Tent. Bali Food Festival Food, food, food and more of delicious food! Time:(Day 1) Friday 25 September 2009, lunch and dinner. (Day 2) Saturday 26 September 2009, lunch and dinner. (Day 3) Sunday 27 September 2009, lunch and dinner. Venue: Legian beach. Fishing Fun Join the fishermen and come back to cook your own catch of the day! Time: Sunday 27 September 2009, 2pm to 6pm. Venue: start from Bali Food Festival stage on Legian beach. Street Parade & Closing Ceremony At the closing of nine-day event, watch a carnival on the streets of Kuta with decorated cars, music and dancing! Time: Sunday 27 September 2009, 3pm to 7pm. Venue: Starting from Anggrek Inn, along the streets of Kuta, ending at the new Kuta Gates/Candi Bentar Kuta.

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