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The Opposite of Progress is Congress Denpasar Still Unable to Collect Foreign Workers Training Fee Due to Inaction by Lawmakers The plan by the Social Service and Manpower Department for Bali's capital of Denpasar (Dinsosnaker) to start charging foreign workers a US$100 per month training fee (IMTA) beginning in January 2013 is threatened by further delay. Draft legislation that would allow the fee once paid to Jakarta to be now paid to the regional administration has yet to be ratified. For this reason, Dinsosnaker is calling on legislators to formally approve the legislation that has already been discussed and reviewed at length by lawmakers. The head of DinsosnakerDenpasar, I Made Erwin Suryadarma Sena, said on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the threat of being unable to start charging the foreign workers training fee in January remains very real as there is no legal basis to charge the fee

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without supporting legislation. Erwin said that in 20112012 between 200-300 foreign workers held formal working permits. This would equate to US$360,000 in annual training fees paid to the Denpasar government once the necessary legislation is enacted. The right to decentralize the US$100 a month fee from Jakarta to regional collection was granted in Government

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BALI THE RIGHT WAY G'day folks and welcome to another run at the weekly. A fairly heavy week has passed us by with Christmas now only 11 days away. I know one family that will be having a terrible time dealing with the loss of their father, Nelson Mandela. Such a terribly hard life he had. I read something during the week which now suggests he is truly free. R.I.P Nelson.

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That aside and moving ahead, we have been getting a swag of emails from readers with one in particular writing in such a fashion that we couldn't publish anything they sent in, but, after many many emails asking them to tone down the language, we now have an acceptable contribution to share with you all. The email is as follows: aliasj@kutaweekly.com

Hello Aliasj, In Australia we have many things to complain about with government taxes but fluctuating is NOT one of them nor are they susceptible to G.S.T. Unfortunately it has a massive effect on The Visitor on Arrival (or VOA) tax. I travel in and out of this country very regularly and have noticed lately quite a difference in the pricing. For example, 6 weeks ago when I arrived in Bali my VOA was 264,000 Rp. This trip it was 308,000 Rp. The only price that never changes is the USD (well at least while it's high) classic example $25 USD, $30 AUD Now even if the government were losing in the currency difference the AUD is 91c V the green back. That would be a 9% loss. Last I checked 9% of $25 was $2.25 which would make the VOA of the people that make up 80% of their tourism over charged by charging them $30 AUD. Is this our penalty for being from the country that the 2 Governments are arguing? Last I checked Bali was NOT associated with America nor does hardly any Americans holiday here. So how on earth can the government tax fluctuate on its own currency? When we pay airport taxes and charges in our ticket, why are we even paying these extra taxes in the first place? I have travelled to many countries in the world but this is the only one I have had to line up to give the government more money to get into the country. Any other country that doesn't need a Visa before arriving like Thailand, you pay the visa in your airline tax and when you pass through immigration, your entry stamp IS your visa and it lasts 30 days .. The money charged by the airline pays the Thai government its taxes ... So so so much easier, quicker and LESS susceptible to corruption. Come on Jakarta, get with the programme, do away with the VOA add it to the airlines taxes and stop the rorting and time wasting having to line up to pay the VOA. The Night Rider :) Ok folks there you have it, and thankyou to Night Rider for finally getting us something we can actually publish. I understand where you are coming from, but in time I'm sure things will change as the powers that be are moving forward in leaps and bounds. I appreciate the concept of adding the coin required to enter a destination into the ticket price, but, over the last 20 years I do recall a heap of airlines going bankrupt so maybe that's why the powers that be in Indonesia aren't pushing that along. Time will tell I guess and at the end of the day what will be, will be. Thanks again Night Rider and I have a feeling we might be hearing from you again in the near future. Ok folks as I said earlier in this ramble, it's getting very close to Christmas so probably best I go get in training for a heavy season of festivities with the crew. I hope you all enjoy your time on the island, whether it be short or long, with or without I trust that the most of you stay safe, happy, healthy and try your best to remember the words from Nelson Mandela, “When the water starts boiling, it is foolish to turn off the heat” . Enjoy your week ALIASJ………..

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How to Keep Them Down on the Farm? Decadal Survey of Bali Agriculture Shows Rapidly Disappearing Agricultural Sector in Bali

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decline of 78,913. The smallest decline was 3,851 in the sub-sector for fish farming. Suarsa said the large decline in livestock raising happened because of the high prices currently being paid for farm animals and the change in the use of farmlands to other purposes that have caused many to sell their land holdings. The 2013 agricultural

census represents the 6th time the survey was undertaken by BPS-Bali since 1963. The latest Bali survey shows 315,747 families still involved in livestock breeding, 238,484 families in cash crop agriculture, and 220,893 families undertaking plantation agriculture. Professor I Wayan Windia of the Bali's Udayana University blames the rapid decline in Bali's agricultural sector on the change in land usage and the fact that working is farming was no longer considered profitable. Professor Windia estimates 1,000 hectares of farming land is lost each year to other pursuits in Bali. www.balidiscovery.com

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RIGHT OF USE (HAK PAKAI) This is the right of use over state-owned (crown land) or property owned by public or private persons/entities for a specific purpose for (generally) a finite period and occasionally for an indefinite period. This land right may not be sold, exchanged or transferred unless explicitly state in an agreement. Hak pakai may be held by and Indonesian individual or entity. Or foreigner permanently domiciled in

Indonesia, or a foreign legal entity with a representative office in Indonesia such as foreign Banks, embassies, etc.

NOMINEE SYSTEM FOR HAK MILIK This structure is a regularly practiced procedure in Indonesia, whereby the foreigner nominates and Indonesian representative to acquire the land and to hold the 'freehold' title (Hak Milik) on behalf of the foreigner. Ownership of the land is transferred from the previous owner to the Indonesian nominee. The foreigner and the Indonesian nominee then sign an agreement which recognizes the Indonesian nominee as the legal owner of the property whilst declaring the foreigner as the rightful owner of the property. This agreement denotes that the Indonesian nominee will carry out any directives from the foreigner regarding the land. This agreement must always be concluded in the presence of a public notary.

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Sex and Drug Parties in Bali? Bali Attorney Alleges Event Organizer Providing Drug and Sex Parties for Foreign Tourist A Bali-based lawyer who has worked on many high-profile drug cases in Bali has painted a sordid picture of illicit sex and narcotics on the Island. In news carried in The Bali Post and DenPost, well-known attorney H.M. Rifan told a discussion group on narcotics held in Bali on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, that an illegal Event Organizer (EO) in Bali prepares narcotics parties in local villas in Nusa Dua replete with a range of sex services. He said remote villas in Nusa Dua, Uluwatu and Pecatu located on cliffs and ravines are used for the drug and sex parties. At the same discussion, a representative of the Bali office of the Anti-Narcotics Agency (BNN), estimated that drug abusers in Bali number more than 50,000 with perhaps 20,000 of that total involved in dealing drugs. BNN extrapolates that Bali

consumes a minimum of 7 kilograms of illegal drugs each day. Authorities worry that the combination of illegal drugs and recreational sex will have the additional negative effect of increasing the rates of HIV/AIDS infections in Bali. Police officers from the Narcotics Division of the Bali Police expressed surprise at Rivan's report, promising to investigate his allegations further. Wayan Tantra of the Narcotics Division of the Bali

Police warned that such investigations would take time as those organizing such activities select places that are difficult for police to detect their criminal activities. Separately, the chief of the Bali Tourism Agency Kadispar), Ida Bagus Kade Subhisku, said that the alleged drug activities of illegal EO could not be tolerated and would be fully investigated. He said that his office would be coordinating with police, immigration and other agencies to shut down the alleged illegal Event Organizers in Bali organizing sex and drug themed activities. He told Bisnis Bali that his office did not yet know about the alleged EO organizing drug and sex parties. He said the report was still a rumor and must be thoroughly checked for its accuracy. www.balidiscovery.com

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New Earth found Its sun's name is Tau Ceti, visible to the naked eye and the planet is one of five in its orbit, thought to have the conditions to support life. Tau Ceti, identical to the Earth's Sun, is a mere 12 light years away, just 120 trillion kilometres. The breaking news is that one of these five planets is thought to contain water. And life. The news comes in the next edition of Astronomy and Astrophysics which provides further information on the planets around Tau Ceti after 6,000 observations were performed with three different telescopes. The five Tau Ceti planets are thought to vary between two to six times the size of Earth and one of these is thought, like Earth, to be in the "habitable zone" around the sun. This zone is also known as the

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Model 'sick of talking about her genitals' centuries, appearing as a third-magnitude star. The name is the Bayer designation, after the German astronomer Johann Bayer. The habitable planet is stable, like its sun and would have similar characteristics to the Earth, given that its solar analog is virtually the same. The same star was referred to as Thalith al Na'amat in the Arabic Calendarium of Al Achsasi al Mouakket, written around 1650 in Cairo and in Chinese, it is referred to as TianCang Wu (The Firth Star of the Square Celestial Granary). The sun and its planets have been a source of constant interest from astronomers searching for celestial bodies which have the conditions to support life.

She's one of the most beautiful women in the world with more than seventy-five thousand social media followers and a petition to have her walk in the next Victoria's Secret fashion parade. But international model Carmen Carrera says all she wants is for people to quit asking her about her genitalia, a line of questioning Carrera faces more than the average woman because she was born with a penis. “I'm just a female who was born with a penis. That's all. It's like a surprise. You know, it's like there's white meat, and there's dark meat. There's women who have vaginas, and there's women who don't. It's really that simple, but a lot of people can't understand that," Though the transgender

model says she was once happy to answer people's queries about her intimate parts, she now sees it as inappropriate. "It's getting to the point where I don't think that's relevant," she said. "Like, I wouldn't sit here and ask you about your genitalia. "It's indecent! Don't be concerned about if I've had the snip or not, because it's between me and my intimate partner." Carrera says people's

lack of familiarity and comfort with her situation is even more difficult in the f a s h i o n i n d u s t r y, a business built on judgement and gender stereotypes. "For any model in this industry, you never know if you're going to get work," she said. "And then being trans is kind of like, I hate to say it, but it's kind of like a setback," she said. “If you go on a gosee, and they decide not to use you, you don't know if it's because you're trans or not. But that thought is still in your mind.� Despite the hardships transgender models likes Carrera face, she says the industry is making progress. People like herself and Australian Andrej Pejic have blazed the trail for other hopeful transgender models. "Not a lot of trans people have been able to break through, but, you know, that time is now," she said.

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unicorn in a fire zone." The Rutherford Institute, a civil rights group, have backed the youngster branding the action as "senseless." "We all want to keep the schools safe,"president John W Whitehead said, "But I'd far prefer to see something credible done about actual threats, rather than this ongoing, senseless targeting of imaginary horseplay."

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Mystery of koala mating call solved

The mystery of why a male koala's mating call is so deep has been solved.Experts have long wondered why the species' call is some 20 times deeper in pitch than it should be for an animal of its sizeuntil now.

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They have now uncovered the koala's macho secret a second set of vocal cords not seen in any other terrestrial mammal. "We have discovered that koalas possess an extra pair of vocal folds that are located outside the larynx, where the oral and nasal cavities connect," said study leader Dr Benjamin Charlton, from the University of Sussex. "We also demonstrated that koalas use these additional vocal folds to produce their extremely lowpitched mating calls." A male koala's mating call consists of a loud bellow, similar to a donkey braying, but much lower pitched. In fact, it is the kind of sound more likely to be made by an elephant, said the scientists. The size of animals is related to the pitch of their voices because of the restrictions it places on the vocal cords in the larynx, or voice box. Large vocal cords, or folds, vibrate at a lower frequency than small ones. Hence, house cat's meow while lions roar. Koalas have found a way round these limitations by evolving a

separate set of vocal folds in a different location. They look like two long, fleshy lips situated just above the larynx at the junction between the mouth and nasal cavities. Whales are the only other mammal known to possess anything similar. "To our knowledge, the only other example of a specialized sound-producing organ in mammals that is independent of the larynx are the phonic lips that toothed whales use to generate echolocation clicks," said Dr Charlton. The scientists made the discovery after carrying out anatomical studies of 10 male koalas. Besides the normal vocal

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It appears that a dominating dilemma surrounds remaining as you are in some way and recognizing levels of predictability doing so offers, or taking a risk and inviting change to an equilibrium. It's not that you have a problem with change, as such. You're more concerned about whether or not change you're prepared to invite will bring levels of comfort, security and stability you need. This week, something shifts in the heavens to bring some degree of enlightenment. You might not have every answer but you will discover a hidden opportunity that will please you.

Imagine if you were a passenger sat next to the driver of a vehicle who asked suddenly that you took the steering wheel whilst they did something else briefly. There they are, taking their eyes off the road with their foot on the pedal and you're steering the vehicle as best you're able. It wouldn't take long before anyone demanded the driver smartened up and resumed control. Dangerous analogies aside, you appear to be taking responsibility for something that you shouldn't be somewhere in your world. This week brings a chance to make clear to someone that it ceases.

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Life dictates that every problem requires action to solve them. Then again, life is a fickle and volatile thing. It dictates the rules and we're expected to abide by them, regardless of how changeable the rules can appear. In your world now, you perceive a particular problem to exist. Is it really a problem and does it warrant time, effort any worrying invested in or toward it? The cosmos insists that you don't need to do nearly as much as you believe to bring about a pleasing result. This week, all you need to do is be patient and let something or someone come to you.

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The sky speaks of sacrifice on your part now. It implies a need to lose something in one way if you're to gain in another. The trouble with that kind of arrangement is, the gain isn't always immediate or obvious. If it was, then we'd see a sacrifice as a compromise. This week, it could become clear that something needs to be removed from your world if you're to gain something else of longer lasting value. Your head is probably weighing up the pros and cons of such action. Your heart is focused only on the pros. It's time to make room for something you truly need.

It appears one particular situation in your world shows no signs of changing. It also appears that a certain person shows no signs of cooperating in ways you wish they would. Inflexibility surrounding both seems to be causing you to reassess your position and plans. This, however, is something you'd prefer not to have to do. So where does that leave you? The answer surrounds adjusting a plan and not abandoning it. The coming week could become a milestone in this regard and marks the start of a process that will instill a renewed sense of optimism.

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Each of us knows what we like and what we don't like, or at least we have a pretty good idea about both. Sometimes, to narrow down what we like, we have to consider what we don't like. Interestingly, that process can sometimes produce surprising results. We can actually end up deciding that something we didn't like, for reasons we often cannot remember, might actually be something we could like or have a place in our world that it didn't have previously. This week, expect such a helpful and enlightening process in your world to alter a fixed opinion.

In some ways now, thinking time is over and action is required. You knew some time ago that assessing your position in some way and having to provide a response of some kind was going to be necessary. The good news is, where you were once dealing with intangible factors and having to make assumptions about a situation, you're now dealing with facts. A process that has ticked along both comfortably and uncomfortably is now showing signs of progressing and the coming week is likely to be seen as a time when vagueness was finally replaced with clarity. Jl. Bene

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“Steve Miller” Fly Like an Eagle "Fly Like an Eagle" is a song written by Steve Miller and by Steve Miller Band guitarist Steve McCarty for the album of the same name. The song went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the week of March 12, 1977, kept from the top spot by “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)” by Barbra Streisand. The single edit can be found on Greatest Hits (1974–1978). The song has an unusually mellow and "dreamy" feel. It is usually played in tandem with "Space Intro".

Phish covered the song at its New Year's Eve show in the early minutes of January 1, 2013.

The song has also been used in advertisements by the United States Postal Service from 1998–2002, using the "Eagle" logo. In 2012, "Fly Like an Eagle" was chosen as the best-ever song about birds by Birds & Blooms Magazine. "We're not at all surprised by the popularity of Steve Miller's Fly Like An Eagle with An earlier 1973 version of the song features a more bluesy and less our readers," said Birds & Blooms' editor Stacy Tornio in a press funk-inspired rhythm, and guitar taking the synthesizer parts (albeit with release. "It's an iconic song for the iconic American bird." Other similar delay effects). The lyrics are slightly different, indicating that the notable songs on the Birds & Blooms' list were Lynyrd Skynyrd's place the eagle wants to fly away from is a Native American reservation. "Free Bird" and the Beatles' "Blackbird" The main guitar hook in the song was first used in a slightly different form on Miller's 1969 track "My Dark Hour" (which featured Paul McCartney). “Lyrics” Cover versions The song was sampled by Vanilla Ice for his single Rollin' in My 5.0. Ice has performed Fly Like an Eagle as a guest performer during Steve Miller Band shows. The Neville Brothers covered this song on their album "Family Groove" in 1994. Steve Miller played some guitar parts on this version. Religious gospel singer Yolanda Adams covered the song and did the medley from More Than a Melody recorded in 1995. The artist Seal covered this song for the Space Jam soundtrack, even sampling Steve Miller's original "Space Intro" parts in the song's chorus. This version peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 13 on the UK Singles Chart and number 2 on the Canadian RPM 100 Chart. The single was his first top ten since 1995's "Kiss from a Rose". Polvo covered the song live, introducing it with 'This is a song about blatant localism'. In 1998, guitarist Ed Hamilton covered the song from his album "Groovology." American Nu metal band Limp Bizkit reference the song's hook on their song "Crushed", which featured on the soundtrack of the film End of Days.

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Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' Into the future Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' Into the future I want to fly like an eagle To the sea Fly like an eagle Let my spirit carry me I want to fly like an eagle Till I'm free Oh, Lord, through the revolution Feed the babies Who don't have enough to eat Shoe the children With no shoes on their feet House the people Livin' in the street Oh, oh, there's a solution I want to fly like an eagle To the sea Fly like an eagle Let my spirit carry me I want to fly like an eagle Till I'm free Fly through the revolution Time keeps on slippin', slippin', Into the future Time keeps on slippin', slippin', Into the future Time keeps on slippin', slippin', Into the future Time keeps on slippin', slippin', Into the future

It only took four days, but E n g l a n d f i n a l l y s h o w e d glimpses of competing with Australia. The sad fact is that barring a miracle, it will all be too little too late. They were bullied out on a pitch perfect for batting and that is the crux of the matter. Scoring a couple of fifties on a beautiful batting pitch when you've got a total of 531 ahead of you and two days to survive for is not going to cut it. Joe Root played well and showed a lot of skill with the way he went about things. There will be more to come from him, I'm sure. I also thought Kevin Pietersen, Michael Carberry and Ben Stokes batted well until they got out. But that is the point. They

did get out and, even though they made Australia work a little harder for their wickets, it still hasn't been hard enough. England put themselves so far behind in this game by their insipid first innings effort that only a herculean fight back could stop Australia going 2-0 up. I am really concerned about Alastair Cook and his form at the minute. I don't know whether it is the numbers that Australia are putting up that is getting to him or what, but this is not the Cook

It is not easy being a captain when the ball is flying to all parts and then you've got to go and get ready for batting, the mind can be scrambled, and he is a huge worry right now. But I do believe that he is a strong enough character to sort it out and get back to what he does best, the question is how quickly he can do that? Australia have been good, but I still believe England can match them and get the better of them, I don't think the gap has become as wide as people are making out. England have only got themselves to blame for being in this position in this Test and they've got to get it right quickly before the Ashesare gone.

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Newly wedded cricketer no-balled Pakistan Test cricketer WahabRiaz has been charged by police for breaching local laws against excessive wedding celebrations. The 28-year-old left-arm paceman, who got married on Saturday, was accused after Lahore district magistrate officials raided his house today. The Punjab authorities passed a rule late last month banning marriage ceremonies beyond 10pm and barring more than one dish in meals. The law is widely condemned in Lahore, a vibrant city where marriage ceremonies are the most lavish in the country and renowned for running late into the night.

Riaz's father, Sikander, said his son was granted bail from the session judge, "It's a baseless case against us and Riaz has been granted bail until later in December and after that we will file a defamation case against those who raided our house," Sikander said. Mohammad Amir, a Lahore district inspector, said

Riaz's house was raided after reports of violation of the laws. "We raided his house at around 11pm and found that five dishes were served in meals, which was a violation and an FIR (first information report) was lodged against Riaz," Amir said. If proven guilty, Riaz will be fined in the range of 100,000 to 150,000 Pakistani rupees ($A1100). Riaz has played seven Tests, 39 one-dayers and six Twenty20s for Pakistan. He was dropped from the team for this month's short tour of South Africa.

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Motorists shocked by Mad Max fuel tanker An apocalyptic fuel tanker, which looks like it's rolled off the set of Mad Max has been startling motorists in Belarus. The black rig, a custom lorry covered in sharp spikes, rusty rivets and battle amour has been spotted on motorways in Mogilev. The crazy truck was custom built by members of the Night Wolves, Russia's most famous motorcycle club. Founded in 1989, the Night Wolves are Russian president Vladimir Putin's favorite biker group. He has met with them on at least three occasions and appeared at a biker festival with them in April. Putin arrived at the festival on a huge black trike to the sound of the group's anthem. (Can't see that happening in Australia anytime soon. AJ)

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The Invisible Bike Helmet Keeps You Safe ? and design “I have to sit to the standard down.” Those helmet that were the words anyone would be uttered by happy wearing. Anna Haupt After years a n d of research and TereseAlstin's development, the professor innovative duo when he first created Hövding heard about a collar worn their idea to around the neck after a mandatory create an invisible bike helmet law for children up to that contains an airbag helmet. 15 years old was passed in helmet which inflates only if

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Manchester United have problems David Moyes will have discovered this weekend that being Manchester United manager is the loneliest job in the world. Saturday night would have been murder. Unbearable. All the usual suspects will come out and have a pop after back-to-back home defeats to Everton and Newcastle. Moyes has had it in the neck from fans, pundits and panic merchants as those long, proud unbeaten records go tumbling, seemingly with each game that passes. Questions are now arising over the Wayne Rooney contract, the future of Robin van Persie, the ability to attract top class talent in the transfer window. But it is wrong to place the problems for the decline of the defending champions at David's door. I don't care what anybody says. Is it his fault that United allowed David Gill, an experienced and accomplished transfer market operator, to leave at the same time as Sir Alex Ferguson ? Is it David's fault that United were not able to tie Rooney to a new deal before Sir Alex left? And are people really saying that 15 games into a new season is enough to judge him when you look at the job he did over 11 years, laying the groundwork for the success Everton are enjoying now? United need rebuilding. Anyone who knows anything about football can see it. History has already shown the club the value of sticking by Sir Alex and he in turn has gone on to endorse his successor. The club will support him. It possibly even helps David

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that so many of United's players are either underachieving or having their limitations exposed. He doesn't have to feel guilty about showing them the door or making them squad players. Sir Alex squeezed the most he could out of a good, but not great, side then quit while he was ahead. Now they need a serious injection of quality. United's big mistake was allowing Gill to go when Ed Woodward who may be outstanding at corporate sponsorship didn't know the first thing about signing top players or dealing with tricky agents. Gill should have been

asked to stay for two more transfer windows to help David and to show Ed Woodward how it should be done. If you bring in a new manager to a top club you give him a few presents. Look at Bayern Munich: Pep Guardiola succeeds JuppHeynckes and they give him ThiagoAlcantara and Mario Goetze. United will say that they went for Alcantara and CescFabregas and Gareth Bale. But when you're United and you go for big players you've got to get them. What we saw in the summer transfer window was not

But United will bounce back. I don't think they will regret choosing David over Jose Mourinho. They didn't want someone who would spent loads of money over two or three years then clear off. They wanted someone to build for the long term. So they will weather the storm regardless of what happens this season. Yes, the Rooney situation is a tricky one but the whole thing always did depend on the player himself. You could argue that he is playing the best football of his life. Now United have to decide whether to offer him absolutely stupid money or let him wait until summer or January. If you're David Moyes you're going to help your best player. What doesn't help either party is the noises and despite the denials they are doing the rounds that RVP wants out. I've seen Rio Ferdinand speaking about not finding out about the team until too close to the game. I don't think that is something he would have said publicly under Sir Alex. David has got to do things for the good of the team, not individuals. He may even be waiting for information from the opposing dressing room that might affect the way he sets up. There are lots of factors. Rio should be more worried about where he and Vidic will be by this time next year. They are not getting any younger. But while the pressure may be on the manager it looks as though he may yet be at Old Trafford far longer than many of the players.

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Villians and superheroes join wedding party A video game developer has used v i l l a i n s a n d superheroes to add flair to his wedding nuptials in Florida wedding this week. According to reports, Adam Bohn and his wife Michelle Cheng planned the wedding with appearances from characters such as knights in shining armour, ninjas, Iron Man, Batman and wrestling star Jimmy Hart. The guests, who had no idea of what was planned, clapped and cheered throughout the performance. "The videographer scrambled and got three extra cameras when tipped off by a man in an Iron Man suit about what was going to happen," the groom said. The surprise was evident

when the celebrant asked if anyone objected to the unity. A knight drew his sword and demanded that Mr Bohn battle him to keep his love. After the groom beat the meddlesome knight, two men in suits stormed in with a group of ninjas doing back-flips. It was a bridesmaid who won this small battle, after one threw a ninja down and another bridesmaid took a suitcase and smashed it over the ninja's

leader's head. Another bridesmaid pushed a ninja with nunchucks to the ground. Iron Man then joined the throng and asked the groom to join him in future battles. According to the report, Batman then rushed in and pushed Iron Man aside, telling Mr Bohn that he should instead join him in Gotham City. The groom refused their offers and said that he must marry his true love. As the newlyweds were about to kiss, the finale involved the hotel manager storming in and demanding everyone leave. He threatened anyone who didn't comply but he and his bellhops were easily overcome. The couple lived happily ever after.

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A ton of butter gingerbread houserecord Holiday cheer in Texas has become even sweeter thanks to a giant gingerbread house that has broken a world record for confectionary construction. Coming in at 35.8 million calories and covering an area of 2520 square feet, or nearly the size of a tennis court, the 21-foot high gingerbread house in Bryan, Texas, 90 miles northwest of Houston, has been declared the biggest ever by Guinness World Records. The house, with an edible exterior mounted over a wooden frame, was built by the Traditions Club near Texas A&M University to help raise money for a trauma centre at the regional St. Joseph's Hospital. "We think big around here

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and we are competitive," said Bill Horton, general manager of the club. T h e Te x a s c r e a t i o n topped the previous record holder for gingerbread houses, a 36,600-cubic-foot model constructed in Bloomington, Minnesota's Mall of America in 2012. The recipe is simple. Mix 1,800 pounds of butter (820 kgs), 2,925 pounds (1,327 kg) of

brown sugar, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds (3,266 kg) all-purpose flour, 1,080 ounces (31 kg) ground ginger and a few other ingredients, bake and form into panels for mounting. The bakers tried to cut back on the butter and baking soda as much as possible to help the gingerbread better stand up to the weather. The edible and aromatic panels, icing and candy were mounted over the wooden frame and have so far stood up to the Texas sun as well as a few storms. “One problem we did not anticipate was bees on warm days," Horton said. "They have been coming over, getting so much sugar and stumbling around like they are drunk. But no one has gotten stung."

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Cockroaches can survive frigid winters A species of cockroach native to Asia that has been seen crawling around an outdoor tourist destination in New York City can survive the city's often brutal winters, according to a new study. Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey have identified the resilient pest as Periplaneta japonica, which is native to Japan. Until an exterminator saw the bug last year crawling around the High Line, an elevated, outdoor park in lower Manhattan, it had not been confirmed in the United States. While it was too soon to predict the implications for nearby residents and businesses,

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the bug's appearance could be good news, researchers said. "(Cockroaches) combined numbers inside buildings could actually fall because (the) more time and energy they spent competing (for food and space) means less time and energy to devote to reproduction," said Rutgers biologist Dominic Evangelista, who helped identify the species by analyzing its DNA barcode. How the bugs got to New York was unclear, but researchers speculated they were in the soil of one of the plants festooning the park. Researchers noted the new roach cannot breed a hybrid super-roach by mating with the more common local variety due to mismatching genitalia.

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Man jumps after fight with girlfriend "She started shouting at him accusing him of being a skinflint and of spoiling Christmas, it was a really heated argument." The pair argued until Hsiao dropped the bags he was carrying and jumped over the rail, falling seven storeys through Christmas ornaments. Authorities said the man died immediately on impact when he hit the floor. A shopping spokesman said: "His body was removed fairly quickly. "He actually landed on one of the stalls below and then fell to the floor so although the store was damaged it meant he didn't hit anybody. "This is a tragic incident, but this time of year can be very stressful for many people."

A Chinese shopper has tragically taken his life after he couldn't bear to enter another shop with his girlfriend. Witnesses said the man leapt to his death at a popular shopping centre after getting into an argument with his partner. Tao Hsiao had been shopping with his girlfriend for five hours. Despite already carrying a large number of bags, the woman insisted that they go into one more store where there was a sale on shoes. An eyewitness said: "He told her she already had enough shoes, more shoes that she could wear in a ? lifetime and it was pointless buying any more.

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Pub 'mocks' Glasgow police chopper crash A pub has sparked outrage by appearing to mock the Glasgow police chopper crash by advertising itself as "100% helicopter proof". The shameful sign was spotted outside the Red Lion pub in Wadhurst, East Sussex. The blackboard promoting a jam night at the small village pub read: "This week NOW 100% HELICOPTER PROOF." The tasteless joke came just one week after a police helicopter crashed through the roof of The Clutha pub in Glasgow, killing nine people. Tony Gale, an amateur photographer from nearby Tunbridge Wells, Kent, spotted the sign this afternoon and posted it on his Twitter page with the caption "You stay classy,

pub and it needs some support, but the landlord has made a big mistake with that sign." The landlord of the Red Lion pub was unavailable for comment this afternoon. The sick sign sparked outrage as it emerged the police helicopter involved in the crash did not suffer engine or gearbox failure. The victims of the November 29 crash were Robert Jenkins, 61, Mark O'Prey, 44, Colin Gibson, 33, and John McGarrigle, Wadhurst." 57, Samuel McGhee, 56, He wrote on the social Gary Arthur, 48, helicopter networking site: "I actually feel pilot David Traill, 51, and PCs slightly bad because I like the Kirsty Nelis, 36, and Tony Collins, 43.

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