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Bali Sea Patrols Bali Water Police Intensifying Patrols and Surveillance to Prevent Terrorist Activities The Bali Water Police have increased patrols on the water approaches to the Island Province in order to anticipate and prevent terrorist attacks. The director of the Bali Water Police, Commissioner Tubuh Musyareh, quoted by the State News Agency Antara, confirmed sea patrols had been Continued from page 1 said the areas that will be now be free on on-street parking for automobiles are: Jalan Pantai Kuta Jalan Raya Kuta Routes lead to Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport Motorcycles will continue to be allowed to park on Jalan Pantai Kuta with other vehicles directed to park in the underground parking


At the same time, police are cooperating with port authorities in anticipation of any terrorist activities. Meanwhile, police working from Jembrana and Karangasem are on alert to monitor any unusual water crossing activities from adjacent islands to the west and east of Bali. Small, informal ports are also increased covering a under a heightened state of distance of 3-miles out from scrutiny by the Bali police. the shore using C3 patrol boats. Two C3 boats are have been assigned to each of the facility at the Beachwalk Shopping Complex. Violators of the new parking rules will be ticketed. On Jalan Raya Kuta parking will be prohibited in front of the popular shopping stop at Joger. Traffic will be diverted to Wisma Bima. Vehicles will only be allowed to stop to embark and disembark passengers. Police also have plan to install traffic

cones connected with small ropes to prevent parking. Police have said they will issue tickets to violators of the new anti-parking rules, a step to be supplemented by foot patrols each evening between 7:00 to 9:00 pm.


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BALI THE RIGHT WAY Gday again punters and welcome to the weekly. A great Australia day was had by all and sundrie with several venues putting on a great show. Thanks to the powers that be for doing such a great job. This week sees the Chinese New years celebrations which are due on Friday. I would like to offer my congratulations to all our Chinese friends and trust that they have a great New Year and that the year of the horse is a good one for them. The following is something I found which explains what the year of the horse means for the Chinese. I hope it helps you all underdstand. The article is as follows: Meaning of Year of the Horse 2014 According to the Chinese calendar, when it comes to fortune, 2014 would be a better year for those people who were born under The Year of the Horse. The previous years on the life of a Horse might be filled with financial struggles and love life issues, but as for 2014, some things will change on his life. If the Horse will become financially independent, his money situation will become better and better. Horses are naturally lucky when it comes to money resources and career. All that is needed is for him to do is to rightly manage some aspects in his life. As shown on the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2014 is the year where Horses will be prone to health issues specifically those conditions that target the lungs. They are more likely be involved in accidents too. To counteract such bad luck, Horses are suggested to donate blood. As for clothing, the lucky colours to wear this year are purple, blue and grey. To add up luck, you can wear wooden pendants or beads along with your stylish get ups. Horses lucky numbers are 7,3,2. Horse people are energetic, intelligent and are commonly physically strong. They like to stay at peaceful places. They are very good when it comes to communicating with other people around them, thus making them sociable and they are quite friendly too. Horses love crowded places as well as entertainment. Because of the Horse natural friendly characteristic, he is loved by many. An individual who is born under the Year of the Horse loves to be involved in charity events and is always wanting to build his own humanitarian projects. He also likes to venture on career. He does not want to stay working with one company for a long time, he will serve his bosses with all his best. On making life decisions, the Horse could be stubborn yet they also have their own earthy sides. Ok folks that about my lot for the week, and I hope you all have a good one and I trust that the most of you stay safe, happy, healthy and always try to remember, If we intend to provide a better life, and a better world, for future generations, we can't ignore the quality of the environment we leave them. Enjoy Your Week, ALIASJ………………… 4


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Recent Poll Shows Australians Doubtful About Safety and Medical Services in Bali A report published in the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) on January 25, 2014, saying twothirds of Australian think Bali is not a safe holiday destination, is certain to cause concern to Bali's tourism sector. The SMH article also revealed that 20% of those who responded to the survey were not confident they would receive proper medical care if they were injured or got sick in Bali. The report comes on the heels of the high profile sudden death of a Queensland woman and her teenage daughter after falling ill in East Bal on January 4, 2014. The survey was undertaken in midJanuary. The wide-ranging survey also expressed Australian doubts that

they would receive fair treatment from the Indonesian police or court system if they encountered legal problems whilst on holiday in Bali. The poll was conducted by UMR against a random sample of 500 Australians. Among the specific results of the survey: 21% of those interviewed said they had visited Bali in the past. 64% of those who had visited the Island saw Bali as a safe place.

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Bad Signs, Ill Omens Officials Removing Large Billboards on Eastern Approach to B a l i A i r p o r t Threatening Aviation Safety Badung regency officials in Bali are forcibly demolishing three large billboards located near the eastern end of the sole runway at Ngurah Rai International Airport. The billboards are objects of formal complaints by PT Angkasa Pura I - the managers of the adjacent airport, who claim that because of their location and height, represent a threat to aviation safety. Moreover, after a review by the regency's licensing and permit office it was determined that the three billboards were installed illegally. Upon confirmation of that the


signage was illegal, Badung's regent Anak Agung Gde Agung issued instructions to demolish the offending billboards and, at the same time, to review the legal status of all billboards standing in various areas across the southern regency. The three billboards to be removed are owned by three advertising companies: Warna

Warni, Visual Mandiri and Tri Bakti. B a d u n g enforcement officers are now summoning all advertising companies installing billboard in Badung regency in order to review and quantify the number and legal standing of such signage. As reported by NusaBali, Badung enforce officials will turn a selective "blind eye" to the large amount of political banners and billboard cropping up on every road and intersection. Officials say they can only take firm action and remove political signage if authorized to do so by the Elections Commission (KPU).


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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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Hi-tech bra only opens if woman is in love

Japanese lingerie company Ravijour has developed the technology and its promotional video shows the benefitsThe smart bra: This woman must be in love

The humble bra has been confounding clumsy men's bumbling advances for decades. And now a Japanese lingerie company has made it even more difficult for the wandering hand of a drunken bloke to get to the goodies. As part of its 10th year anniversary campaign, Ravijour has developed a 'smart bra' that only pings open when it senses that its wearer is in love.One for the traditionalists then. So as well as protecting the wearer against the nightclub groper, women will also have to wave goodbye to the one night stand. The smart bra monitors the heart rate of its wearer and sends the information via Bluetooth to a smartphone app it would then pop open automatically once it is satisfied that your heart rates says that you are in love. Named the true love tester, this high-tech bra is not yet available for sale. However, one could win a chance to try it out after buying ¥5,000 worth of lingerie from the brand.

Drunk lottery winner flushes £330,000 On the day in question she A German lottery winner claims she flushed her says she had drunk five bottles of entire €400,000 winnings down the TOILET. Angela Maier insists she did so to prevent the money being used to pay care home bills for her late husband. Shortly after learning of her win Maier got the demand to stump up the money owed for the home that cared for her spouse before he died.


champagne. And in her drunken state she tore up all 800 of the €500 notes and flushed them down the toilet to stop it being used for the medical bills. As a result, she claimed she didn't any money left to compensate the care home. The court heard that it wasn't technically illegal to have destroyed the money. But it was ruled that only an expert would be able to decide whether Maier was actually telling the truth, something the court suggested was more effort than it was worth. Maier agreed to pay €4,000 (£3,310) in compensation to settle the case.

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Bali Government Criticized for Destroying FamilyOwned Hotels by Issuing Too Many Permits for New Hotels The vice-chairman of the Bali chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI-Bali), Nyoman Suwidjana, has told Bali Post that the onslaught of new hotel rooms in Bali is far outstripping any increase in visitor numbers. "The total number of rooms is tending towards oversupply

and that is affecting hotel tariffs. This threatens the Bali tourism industry that is a l r e a d y underpriced, placing further pressure on pricing," said Suwidjana on M o n d a y , January 20, 2014. The PHRI official said the uncontrolled growth in new hotels in Bali is causing larger, new hotels to indulge in practices that steal existing market shares once enjoyed by small hotels, many of which are owned by local Balinese. E l a b o r a t i n g f u r t h e r, Suwidjana said: "The local hotels have been operated from the beginning by local owners who have made many contributions to the growth of Bali tourism. Now the continued existence of hotels

owned by local people is threatened with displacement by hotels owned by investors from outside Bali." Suwidjana described the current market condition as the equivalent of "cannibalism." This effect of unbridled hotel growth was confirmed by the Honorary Consul of Russia in Bali, Chairul Nuku Kamka, said visitors are now able to obtain discounts on every class of hotel in Bali. Kamka called on the government to reduce the number of permits granted for new hotels. "It's pointless to have so many hotel rooms in Bali when many of those rooms remain empty. When rooms are empty, the hotel's management will be unable to provide for the welfare of their employees." he said. The Russian Honorary Consul said permits for new hotels must be based on careful surveys on the number of tourist arrivals to Bali.


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Waiting for the Bus Tr a n s - S a r b a g i t a Feeder Bus System Suspended During Bidding Process for 2014 Operations The fleet of feeder vans that provide suburban connections to the armada of buses that serve Bali's TransSarbagita Bus System are temporarily out of service pending reappointment in the bidding process now underway by the Provincial Procurement Office (ULP). Bali Post expects the tendering process to conclude shortly, allowing the feeder buses to resume service in February. Ketut Adi Pradnyana of the

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Dead man found hanging Sarbagita Service pay Rp. 2,000 per person (US$0.16) while student ride for free. The TransSarbagita Bus System now averages 1,250 passengers each day, 30% of which are students. Plans are now under review to add four new routes in 2014: Sanur to Petitienget Sanur to Nusa Dua via the Mandara Toll Road Mengwi-Ubud-DenpasarBenoa Tanah Lot - Munggu Kerobokan - Ngurah Rai Airport

a t t a c k i n g A 55-year-old man President Viktor was found dead Yanukovich. hanging from the The body, that of a framework of a man from Volyn region huge artificial in western Ukraine, 'New Year tree' in bore no external wounds and was being central Kiev which examined to establish has become a the cause of death, the symbol of antipolice statement said. government The incident was Kiev's Independence resistance, Ukrainian S q u a r e . T h e ' t r e e ' i s especially bizarre since the police said. festooned with a poster of square has been swarming

Police said they removed jailed opposition leader the body, which was hanging Yu l i a Ty m o s h e n k o a n d inside the cone-shaped scrawled with graffiti tubular steel construction on

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Flatulent cows start fire at dairy farm Methane gas from 90 flatulent cows exploded in a German farm shed, damaging the roof and injuring one of the animals, police said. High levels of the gas had built up in the structure in the central German town of Rasdorf, then "a static electric charge caused

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Police pit Twitter against crazy parking The creativity of Italians in parking their c a r s a n d scooterson traffic islands, the pavement or simply in the middle of the street knows few limits. But now police in the capital Rome have enlisted the power of social media to help them get to grips with the endemic problem. Citizens who spot illegally parked cars can alert a dedicated p o l i c e Tw i t t e r a c c o u n t , @PLRomaCapitale. The police then reply to say when they have taken action typically in a matter of hours. The new head of the urban police force Raffaele Clemente says that the initiative aims to create a cultural shift. "Sharing, such as on social networks, is needed to fight certain patterns of illegality and rulebreaking, and also of crime," he said.


Congestion is a serious problem in the capital. In the past, authorities have been forced to limit car access when pollution caused by exhaust fumes reached potentially dangerous levels. Over a half of Romans use private transport and the city has one of the world's most cardense populations, with about 70 cars per 100 residents. Add this to a culture of rulebreaking and cobbled streets that wind along a narrow, often medieval street pattern, and chaos can ensue. Photos flagged to police by Rome residents show cars parked

in zig-zags across pedestrian crossings and pavements. A common problem is double parking, where vehicles pull up beside those already parked on the sides of the road. Rows of cars four-thick can form, leaving only a narrow gap for the traffic to pass by. "In Cola di Rienzo street barbarity reigns Intervene!" wrote one user this week. Seven hours later the police replied to say they had intervened 25 separate fines had been handed out. Initial skepticism among Twitter users about whether the system would work gave way to messages of thanks once penalty notices were issues. One user posted a photo of the police giving out fines under the rain. "Thank you and go on like this!" wrote another.


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Diver fends off shark then goes to pub A New Zealand man has survived being attacked by a shark driving it off with his knife, stitching his own wound onshore and going to the pub for a beer before heading to hospital. Junior doctor James Grant was spearfishing with friends near Colac Bay at the base of the South Island when he was attacked by what he believed was a seven gill shark. The 24-year-old was in about 2m of murky water when he felt a tug on his leg, which he initially thought was a mate playing a trick on him. “I looked behind to see who it was and got a bit of a shock,” He didn't see the shark and had no idea how big it was. He thought it might have been about 20cm across the jaw. However, he wasn't scared.


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“(I thought) bugger, now I have to try and get this thing off my leg.” He already had a knife in his hand and stabbed at the shark. “I am not sure how effective it was. I guess it let go so something must have happened, put a few nicks in it.” He quickly made it onto rocks on shore. It wasn't until he took off the wetsuit borrowed from a friend that he saw the bites, up

to 5cm long. He was thankful for the 7mm of wetsuit neoprene. He gave himself stitches using a first aid kit he kept in his vehicle for pig hunts. He and his friends then went to the Colac Bay Tavern, where he was given a bandage because he was dripping blood on the floor. The stitching was finished off when he went to Invercargill Hospital, where he was back at work on Monday.

Yesterday my daughter e-mailed me again asking why I didn't do something useful with my time. Like sitting around the pool and drinking wine is not a good thing. Talking about my "doing something useful" seems to be her favorite topic of conversation. She was "only thinking of me" and suggested I go down to the senior center and hang out with the guys. I did this and when I got home last night I decided to teach her a lesson about staying out of my business. I e-mailed her and told her that I had joined a parachute club. She replied, "Are you nuts? You are 75 years old, and now you're going to start jumping out of airplanes?" I told her that I even got a membership card and e-mailed a copy to her. She immediately telephoned me, "Good grief, where are your glasses! This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club.”

"Oh man, I'm in trouble again; I really don't know what to do... I signed up for five jumps a week." The line went quiet and then my Granddaughter picked up the phone and said that her Mom had fainted. Life as a senior citizen is not getting any easier but sometimes it can be fun.

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Traditional Celebration of the Chinese New Year The Chinese New Year is perhaps the most complex, colorful, and important celebration amongst all the traditional Chinese festivals, which is celebrated on the first day of the First Moon of the Lunar Calendar. It is a time for the Chinese people to congratulate each other and themselves on having passed through another year, a time to end the old, and to greet the new year. The Chinese usually say 'Guonian' for having passed the old year, and 'Bainian' for congratulating the new year. The Chinese New Year is also a time for family reunions, and for visiting friends and relatives. This holiday indicates the importance of family bonds, and the Chinese New Year's Eve dinner gathering becomes one of the most important family occasions of the year. Spring Couplets, written in black ink on large vertical scrolls of red paper, are placed on the walls or on the sides of the gate-ways. These couplets, short poems written in classical Chinese, are words of good wishes for the family in the next year. Flowers and fruits are used to decorate the house, and colorful new year pictures (Nian Hua) are put on the walls. On New Year's Day, the children are given Red Envelopes (Lai-See). It is good fortune money enclosed in little red envelopes. Red symbolizes fire, which according to legend, it can drive away bad luck. On New Year's Day, people wear new clothes or red clothes, and put on their best behavior. It is not allowed to tell a lie, raise the voice, use indecent words, or break anything on the first day of the new year. From the second day onwards, people start visiting

friends and relatives, bringing gifts and Lai-See for the children. Visitors will be greeted with traditional new year delicacies, such as melon seeds, flowers, fruits, tray of togetherness, and new year cakes (Niangao). The entire first week is a time for socializing and amusement. There are many lion dances, acrobats, theatrical shows, and other entertainments. Firecrackers, which represent pushing away evil spirits, are heard throughout the first two weeks of the New Year. They are rooted in a similar ancient custom. Long ago, people in China lit bamboo stalks, believing that the crackling flames would frighten evil spirits. The 7th day of the New Year is called "everybody's birthday" as everyone is considered one year older since that date. In traditional China, everyone added a year to his age on New Year's Day since individual birthday was considered less important than New Year's date. To mark the end of Chinese New Year celebrations, the Lantern Festival is held on the 15th day of the month. Some of the lanterns may be works of art, painted with birds, animals, flowers, zodiac signs, and scenes from legend and history. People hang glowing lanterns in temples, and carry lanterns into the streets to join in an evening parade under the light of the full moon. In many areas, the highlight of the Lantern Festival is the Dragon Dance. The dragon, which may stretch a hundred feet long, is typically made of silk, paper, and bamboo. Traditionally, the dragon is held up by young men who dance as they guide the colorful dragon through the streets. The bobbing and weaving of the dragon is such an impressive sight, and created a remarkable end of the New Year Festival.

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James Faulkner ruled out of tour of South Africa, replaced by NSW all-rounder Moises Henriques INJURY has ruled rising star James Faulkner out of Australia's tour of South Africa, with the Ta s m a n i a n t o b e replaced in the squad by fellow all-rounder Moises Henriques. Cricket Australia confirmed Faulkner will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday on his right knee, after sustaining an injury during the final one-day international against England on Australia Day. "James injured his knee during the Australia Day oneday international in Adelaide," Australian team physio Alex Kountouris said. "He has had subsequent scans and was reviewed by Cricket Australia's medical team and a knee specialist, and will require arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday. "James' exact rehab plan

and return to training and playing will be determined after surgery but unfortunately for him, he will not be available for the upcoming Test tour of South Africa. "We are hopeful that he will recover in time to play the Twenty 20 games on that tour and take part in the ICC World Twenty20." The selection of Henriques, who made his Test debut during the nightmare tour of India last year. is sure to raise eyebrows but chief selector John Inverarity said he was the ideal replacement for Faulkner. "Moises Henriques has shown some good form recently with both bat and ball and he provides a good fit when looking to replace James," Inverarity said. "The NSP (National Selection Panel) is hopeful that James will be fit for the three Twenty 20s in South Africa and for the ICC World Twenty20


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The following is a myth busting info page covering different songs or bands each week chosen by one of our many loyal readers, Please Enjoy…Steppenwolf”Born To Be Wild”

Born to Be Wild "Born to Be Wild" is a rock song first performed by the well suited for the movie. band Steppenwolf, written by Mars Bonfire. The song is often Steppenwolf's version of "Born to Be Wild" has been used in invoked in both popular and counter culture to denote a biker several movies, trailers, TV shows and commercials. appearance or attitude. It is sometimes described as the first heavy metal song, and the second verse lyric "heavy metal thunder" marks the first use of this term in rock music (although “Lyrics” not as a description of a musical style). "Born To Be Wild" Composition “Born to Be Wild" was written by Mars Bonfire (who Get your motor runnin' also wrote several other songs for Steppenwolf) as a ballad. Head out on the highway Writer Bonfire was previously a member of the Sparrows, the Lookin' for adventure predecessor band to Steppenwolf, and his brother was And whatever comes our way Steppenwolf's drummer. Although he initially offered the song to other bands The Human Expression, for one "Born to Be Wild" Yeah Darlin' go make it happen was first recorded in 1967 by Steppenwolf in a sped up and Take the world in a love embrace rearranged version, that the All Music Guide's Hal Horowitz Fire all of your guns at once described as "a roaring anthem of turbo charged riff rock" and "a And explode into space timeless radio classic as well as a slice of '60s revolt that at once defines Steppenwolf's sound and provided them with their shot at I like smoke and lightning AM immortality." "Born to Be Wild" was the band's third single off their 1968 debut album Steppenwolf and became their most successful single, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine placed "Born to Be Wild" at No. 129 on the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. In 2009, it was named the 53rd best hard rock song of all time by VH1. The song was initially released in 1968, but it was subsequently included in many compilation albums and soundtracks. The first of these was the soundtrack for the movie Easy Rider, released in 1969. Unlike the album or single version, the song on this soundtrack is accompanied by the sounds of motorcycles as an introduction (another Steppenwolf song from their first album, "The Pusher", was also used in the film). When the movie was in production, "Born to Be Wild" was used simply as a placeholder, since Peter Fonda had wanted Crosby, Stills and Nash to do the movie's soundtrack. Eventually, it became clear that the song was

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Testicles lost during botched operation The parents of a boy who lost b o t h h i s testicles during an operation have been awarded no compensation by a jury. The boy, who was 11-months-old at the time of the surgery, needed the operation to relocate his undescended testicles. Oregon Health & Science University hospital, in Portland, had written permission to complete the procedure using a specific technique which required two operations. But doctors chose to perform the surgery with a different technique under which

would only need to operate once, arguing it was in the best interests of the boy. The parents said they believed the two-operation procedure carried the least risk of the boy losing his testicles and that's why they only gave written consent for that procedure. But the hospital's lawyer, Nikola Jones argued they'd

given verbal consent, blaming t h e l a c k o f paperwork on an untrained junior doctor failing to fill out the forms correctly. The family were seeking $1.4m in damages for medical bills, including money to pay for the f o r t n i g h t l y testosterone injections the boy will need when he turns 11. The six-day trial ended with the jury taking the side of the hospital, awarding no damages to the boy's family. Jones said the loss of the boy's testicles was "a very unfortunate incident that resulted from the inherent risks of surgery."

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Artist creates wads of cash Artist Randall Rosenthal really can make money for nothing because he just carves it out of wood. Rosenthal has become famous for his 'Cold Hard Cash' sculptures like this cardboard box stuffed with wads of cash he hand painted himself. Currently on display in the New York City gallery, the jaw dropping carvings take three to four wife told me to go make astonishing real life months to create with such money.� newspapers, baseball cards, precision. The former woodworker's binders and books now sell for Rosenthal, 66, joked: "My sculptures including five figures.

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Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood

Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said. Franca Corrieri said she had discovered a broken window and had called the police. When they entered the small stone church they found the gold reliquary and a crucifix missing. John Paul, who died in 2005, loved the mountains in the Abruzzo region east of Rome. He would sometimes slip away from the Vatican secretly to hike or ski there and pray in the church. Polish-born John Paul, who reigned for 27 years, is due to be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church in May, meaning the relic will become more noteworthy and valuable. In 2011, John Paul's former private secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, gave the local Abruzzo community some of the late 30

pontiff's blood as a token of the love he had felt for the mountainous area. It was put in a gold and glass circular case and kept in a niche of the small mountain church of San Pietro della Ienca, near the city of L'Aquila.

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Deadly Storm Hits Bali's North Sudden Storm on Thursday, January 23 Causes Havoc, Killing 4 and Injuring 3 in North Bali Flooding and landslides that have affected parts of Buleleng in North Bali on Thursday, January 23, 2014, are being blamed for 4 deaths and 3 injuries, as reported by NusaBali. Two of the fatalities occurred in a single vehicle overwhelmed by a landslide that swept the car and its passengers into a 30-meter deep ravine. The accident happened on the main road connecting Singaraja to Denpasar via Kintamani. The car was swept off the road in the village of Mangening at Kubutambahan in Buleleng. Dead are I Putu Wijana (46) of Sangket village in Buleleng and his companion I Made Sudarsana (40) from Tegalalang in Gianyar. The accident occurred at 5:00 pm on Thursday when the men were traveling to Tegalalang. The depth of the ravine and landslide conditions only allowed rescuers to retrieve the men's bodies at 7:00 am the following morning. The two other fatalities claimed the lives of Ni Kadek Sri Ayu Padmini (19), a student of STKIP from Bebetin Village in Buleleng, and Ni Made Ayu Budi Utami (14) from Lokapaksa Village also in Buleleng. Padmini was found dead in the middle of a rice field near her home at 11:30 pm on Thursday night, swept to that location by landslides and rushing flood water. The motorcycle she was


riding at the time of the mishap was recovered on Friday morning. Made Ayu Budi Utami perished when a wall at her home toppled down and killed her on Thursday evening at 10:00 pm. The three injured due to extreme weather in North Bali were I Putu Kasta (40), Ni Komang Wartini (36) and Ni

Luh Putu Arini (16). The three were respectively the father, mother and sister of Made Ayu Budi Utami and were all injured when the same building collapse that killed Utami. The rains and winds that struck North Bali also affected Bangli, Tabanan, Gianyar and Badung. The floods in the area are blamed for the destruction of 18 homes and two motorbikes in four separate villages. Bali Daily says “scores of houses were swept away" in Petemon and Pengastulan villages by the surging water from the nearby Tukad Saba River.�

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Car explodes after it was stolen Willie Kelly was devastated to see his pride and joy burst into flames on the news after the high speed chase ended in a fiery disaster A man watched his beloved pickup truck burst into flames on TV news after it was stolen and involved in a high speed car chase. Willie Kelly who loved his truck so much he gave it the nickname "Boss with the hot sauce" watched in horror as his black Silverado crashed into a pole and burst into flames near his home in Laudehill, Florida. Police were in the area

near Kelly's home investigating an unrelated burglary, but believe their presence "spooked" the thieves, prompting them to take off at high speed. The chase went on for about two miles before ending in an explosive smash. Kelly didn't even know the truck had been stolen until he



saw it on the news. He was called by his mother in law who told him "Y'all truck is on the news. I know it's y'all truck." Kelly went on to say: "That really hurt me to my heart. My whole insides just felt, to see my truck just burnt like that." Police arrested one man on the scene, before taking him to a local hospital. The two other thieves pulled themselves out of the burning wreck, climbed over a road barrier and swam across a canal before escaping across a busy turnpike, dodging traffic as they ran.


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Ladies and Gentlemen Mysterious East B a l i S t o n e M o n u m e n t s Celebrate Male and Female Sexuality Two large stones that have sudenly appeared near the surf of at Pantai Ujung at the village of Tumbu in Bali's regency of Karangasem - said to resemble Lingga and Yoni ( respectivley the male and female reproductive organs) - are making headlines in the Bali press. The large stone objects have been removed from the beach and installed on another location of the beach normally reserved for melasti ceremonies. Villagers have long been

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location on Ujung Beach, local villagers are according the stones sacred status by draping the megaliths in symbolic cloths and surrounding them with traditional offerings. Villagers see the appearance of the stones as a positive sign for Kerahayuan Jagat the safeguarding of the natural environment. Speculations continues in some quarters as to whether the uniquely shaped stones are the product of a natural process or, if at some point in the distant past, were crafted by human hands.

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T h e m o s t tweeted-about beard in the Obama White House left the way it came in with wisecracks. "Here I am, the old me," a cleanshaven White House spokesman Jay Carney said at the start of his daily briefing. His announcement was greeted with laughter. Carney debuted the beard to an amused and not entirely complimentary press corps on January 6, after a two-week holiday break from television cameras. Carney said his wife liked it but she appeared to be in a razorthin majority.

His boss, President Barack Obama, razzed him about it, as did any number of other White House officials. Even deputy press secretary Jamie Smith's mother registered her disapproval and was pleased at the new, improved Carney. There was applause and a couple of cheers in the press room when a fresh-faced Carney

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Cricket Australia advised that after an investigation, Hogg had been found guilty of breaching the code of behaviour relating to 'using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting', resulting in the 42year-old being docked 20 per cent of his match fee. Hussey, having been run out by a direct hit from Simon Katich during Melbourne Stars' innings, was walking towards the pavilion

Hussey himself was then asked about the incident, but attempted to play down the clash. " G e o r g e Bradley Hogg, I couldn't quite make out his English. He told me where to go," Hussey said. After the game o n M o n d a y, a Scorchers spokesman confirmed his team had been told the incident would be investigated. It was always highly unlikely that either player would be suspended before next week's semi-finals, with such substantial penalties usually reserved for physical clashes or gross breaches of CA's spirit of cricket code.


PERTH Scorchers spinner Brad Hogg has been fined following a clash with fellow veteran David Hussey during Monday's Big Bash League match at the MCG.





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