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Jalan Raya K u t a t o B e c o m e One-Way Street A team coordinated by the head of the Kuta, Bali police precinct, I Gede Putu Dedy Ujana, is now studying proposed major changes in traffic patterns in order to reduce traffic congestion. Among the changes under consideration is turning Jalan Raya Kuta into a one-way street. The Community Head (Lurah) of Kuta, I Wayan Daryana, confirmed to DenPost the possible change in Kuta traffic flows. Daryana said the change has been on the table for at least three months for consideration and input from subdistrict officials, community associations and the military. Continue to page 2




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An Apron with no Strings manger of PT Angkasa m a n y s m a l l Bali's Airport Enlarges Pura I, the State-owned company airplanes/charters bringing VIPs Parking Apron to that manages the airport, saying: “ to Bali, with each year the number Accommodate reaching thousands.” More Private In the past, Jets visits by unscheduled

B a l i ' s Ngurah Rai International Airport has c o m p l e t e d construction of a special charter aircraft facility to handle the estimated more than 1,000 private aircraft that land on the island each year. Bali Post quotes Purwanto, the general

Continued to from page 1 Daryana called for a phased introduction of any major change to the traffic pattern, allowing the public to become gradually familiar with the change and provide feedback to officials. The proposed change would see the roadways from in

charter aircraft have proven problematic with visiting private jets not allowed to overnight at the airport due to a lack of available parking space. The additional apron space for small jets is aimed to allow more high-spending VIPS to spend time on the island. We have built an apron for 14 small-bodied aircraft. There have front of Galael Supermarket until Jalan Raya Kuta become a one-way road traveling south. This would help eliminate the traffic bottleneck in front of the busy Joger shop where customers often park on one side of the road and then attempt uturns to return. Jalan Raya Kuta becomes one-way, the traffic jams will end.” It is not clear from the press reports if all of Jalan Raya Kuta commencing from the airport will become a one-way street or only a portion of that road. More details as they become available.

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BALI THE RIGHT WAY G'day again folks and what a weekend in the A.F.L Karn the pies was the call for the afternoon along with satu lagi, although from what I can remember, I think the old satu lagi was called more than any cheering, and at the end of the day it got a bit slurred. A great result against the Cats and unfortunately being that the Pies haven't been able to beat the Cats for two years, I didn't tip them did I. Essendon must have missed an injection as they took a loss to Brisbane who paid $12.00 on the tote. The Eagles match was arguably the best game of the round with the Man who came to the country on a boat as an asylum seeker with his family kicking a goal after the final siren to win the game. I bet not to many people call him an illegal immigrant do they. Moving along there has been a few new inclusions to the paper in the last few weeks and I will take the opportunity to introduce to our readers one in particular being the “Bali Fast Boat Day Charter” The boat has just been completely re-fitted and is ready to take the most avid fishermen out to all the best spots that the locals don't tell you about. The vessel can easily take up to 20 people and can do the run to Lombok, The Gili Islands or even venture as far as Flores if you have enough for the fuel. At this point the skipper has been running surfers out to some of the best waves in Indonesia with many of the surfers camping on the boat for a few nights in small groups, to not miss any waves. There are toilets and showers on-board along with all the gear you need to catch a decent feed of fish. I think you would have to bring your own surf board if you want to catch a wave. Being fully Australian owned and operated the boat is about as safe as you can get, with skipper Tony having a complete understanding of the English language and knowing how to ensure all the safety gear is kept up to speed along with all navigation equipment. I trust that the fishermen amongst us will give the “MAHI MAHI” a call and arrange a day trip or a charter. Thanks again for your support Mr Glenn and we hope to see you in the paper for many years to come. You can check out their advert on page 28. Ok folks that about all I have time for today. I hope that you all get onto your Facebook and search for the Kuta Weekly and hit the like button. We are now, on our way to 600 'likes' and when we get there, we might just have to throw a party at a local venue to celebrate. Keep the emails coming, as we are always keen to publish letters from our readers provided they aren't too full of profanity. I hope the most of you stay safe, happy, healthy and always try to remember, a wise man once said absolutely nothing because sometimes it's wisest to keep your mouth shut. Enjoy Your Week, ALIASJ………… (PS) A quick message to all you whinging old fools that keep sending me complaining mail about not being able to get the answers for the crosswords and Sudoku, I concede, the answers will now be published in the next edition….. 4

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Bali's General Hospitals Passes its Check Up Hospital underwent three separate operational audits undertaken in August 2012, December 2012 and finally in April 2013. Of the After working 1,812 separate functions continuously since 2011, reviewed during the surveys, Denpasar's Sanglah Sanglah obtained passing General Hospital has finally marks on 97%. earned international W i t h J C I accreditation from Joint a c c r e d i t a t i o n S a n glah Commission International General Hospital in Bali (JCI). becomes the first Balinese JCI, established in hospital to win certification 1994, is represented in more and the second in Indonesia than 90 countries worldwide after Cipto Mangunkusumo promoting rigorous Public Hospital in Jakarta. standards of health care at The accreditation its accredited institutions. p r o c e ss requires service covering some S a n g l a h ' s recertification once every three accreditation by JCI was granted 1,812 separate criteria. years. In qualifying for JCI in April 2013 is based on 14 accreditation, Sanglah General benchmarks of health care and

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Jumbo Ambitions A380 together with must have the passenger Bali Ngurah Rai Airport Working to Accommodate c a r r y i n g c a p a c i t y b e Terminal 3 at Jakarta's Soekarnocontemplated in its check-in, Hatta Airport. Airbus A380 Aircraft. Part of the renovation program of Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport includes structural modifications that will allow Airbus A380 aircraft to land and take off from Bali. The Airbus A380 aircraft is currently the world's largest passenger aricraft in operation. NusaBali quoted Dahlan Iskan, the Minister for StateOwned Enterprises (BUMN) telling that Bali would “be the first airport that can accept the Airbus A380 double-decker aircraft.” In order for an airport to handle the Airbus A380 Super Jumbo aircraft , the subject airport


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BALI LOCATION TO SUIT EVERYONE Sanur is a town on the east coast of South Bali. Sanur is Bali's oldest upscale resort area and is a mature beach-side town. Despite the abundance of restaurants and accommodation, it has a quiet and relaxed feel to it. In general terms, it is more expensive than Kuta but cheaper than Seminyak. Sanur tends to appeal most to middle-aged and older families, especially Europeans. Th e Sanur a rea i s sandwiched between the main Jalan Ngurah Rai bypass and the beach. One main route called Jalan Danau Tamblingan runs north to south through the town and it is easy to orient yourself with reference to this road. S a n u r ( I n d o n e s i a n : P a n t a i S a n u r, pronounced sah-noor) is a coastal stretch of beach of Denpasar city of southeast Bali, about 30 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, which has grown into a little town in its own right. a 5.1 kilometers of the Sanur's coastline from Matahari Terbit Beach to Mertasari Beach has been ready reclaimed in 2008. The northern part of Sanur beach was used as the landing site for the Dutch invasion troops during the Dutch intervention in Bali (1906). During World War II, Sanur was again the entry point through which the Japanese forces landed to occupy the island of Bali. Today Sanur contains a number of hotel resorts such as the Medina and Bali Hyatt (not to be confused with the Grand Hyatt in Nusa Dua). Sanur is also home to a growing number of popular villa resorts, such as The Aleesha Villas.


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Waterboom or Waterbust? in December 2012 Local residents say Gianyar Waterboom f o l l o w i ng a groundbreaking workers employed in building the Recreation Park Project Halfceremony held on May 4, 2012. water recreation site stopped work Built and Abandoned Plans to construct and open a waterboom recreational park in the Samplangan district of Gianyar appear to be in doubt. The park and supporting structures located on 1.8 hectare of land now stand half-completed as construction workers abandoned the project when their paychecks stop flowing. Bali Post reports that an inspection of the Bukit Jati Wa t e r b o o m P r o j e c t s i t e revealed a partially completed two-storey building stood in front of a swimming pool. Two swimming pools, opened to the public and local athletes before the project was commenced, now stand empty and in a state of disrepair.

The former regent or in February 2013 when they no longer were paid wages for their Gianyar, Cokorda Artha Ardhana Sukawati officiated at the labors. groundbreaking attended by the CEO of PT Karya Makmur Dewata Group, R.A. Rahardjo. Karya Makmur Dewata presented itself at the groundbreaking as the developer of the project that promised to provide valuable work opportunities for the surrounding community. The future of the halfcompleted project now appears to be very much in doubt. Meanwhile, a public swimming The regency government of Gianyar has made no comment on area once enjoyed by the public the current status of the Bukit Jati may prove to be one victim of the failed water park project. project. Originally, plans were for the park to become fully operational

A Handicraft to Mouth Existence Changing Tastes and a Global Economic Downturn Decimating Bali's Handicraft Sector The prolonged global economic crisis has seen many of the companies involved in the export of Balinese handicrafts cease operations. At the same time, the desire or ability of consumers to purchase local handicrafts is on the decline among both foreign and domestic visitors to Bali. Traditional craftsmen, for whom the production of handicrafts has been a family trade passed on from one generation to the next, are now seeking new fields of work. Some have become farmers, coolies at local construction sites or workers in private industry. According to Bisnis Bali, I Wayan Budi, a Denpasar resident who created handicrafts for more than a dozen years has seen his

daily income decrease from US$7.50 to just US$2.50. Recently, however, his income had dropped to zero on many days due to the lack of sales. Said Wayan Budi: “We are seeing the handicraft sector as

holding little promise for the future. The condition is very bad. Sudden last minute orders have all but disappeared. Friends in the same business say that many former buyers have gone bankrupt.� I Wayan Leder, a statuette

maker from Bangli, also complains that the handicraft market has collapsed. Unable to live any longer from his meager income as a skilled handicraft maker, Leder now works as a collie on a building site where he can earn US$5 a day. Bali's building boom at least offers a more certain source of income than creating souvenirs for sale to tourist or for exporters. One observer of the handicraft sector, Drs. I Dewa Ngurah Dharendra, estimated that at its peak 25,000 people worked as handicraft makers. By extrapolating that each worker provided an income for a family of five, a total of 125,000 Balinese were dependent on the handicraft sector. That number is, however, clearly on the decline with fewer and fewer Balinese able to eek a livelihood from the production and sale of handicraft items.


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A gnome grows in Chelsea Some spectators at London's Chelsea Flower Show wouldn't be caught dead with one in the trunk of their Bentley, but garden gnomes have turned up at the show's 100th edition this year, for charity.

"I think there is so much immediate gratification these days it's probably quite good for young people especially to grow (plants) and feed them and watch, chill out and learn something about patience," she said as she strolled amongst a largely greyhaired crowd of VIPs and The Royal Horticultural gardening enthusiasts. Society (RHS), which runs Celebrity gardener Alan Chelsea in the grounds of the Titchmarsh, host of a BBC Christopher Wrenbuilt Royal Hospital Chelsea, has lifted a ban on the ceramic figures with floppy hats and beards in order to raise funds for an RHS charity that supports the use of gardens in schools. Some 100 gnomes decorated by singer Elton John, actress Helen Mirren, "Downton Abbey" screenwriter Julian Fellowes and other celebrities have taken up residence by the television show about the event Great Pavilion at the heart of the that will be seen by millions every show. They are also up for auction night this week, admitted he also on e-Bay. has gnomes. Sarah Easter, acting show "I hide mine away but I've manager, said the RHS was keen got them. They're round the back to have a bit of fun with the of a yew tree," gnomes, but also wants to He said Chelsea had underscore the importance of pulled out all the stops for the getting children out in the fresh air 100th birthday edition, which will to learn about flowers, vegetables see more than 160,000 visitors and fruit. this year and is famed for bringing "It's got huge health plants from throughout the world benefits, it's relaxing, it's good into fashion as well as reviving old exercise and the design side of favorites, like roses. gardening gets underplayed," "They always do their Easter said. best, but they've done their GARDENING NOT JUST FOR 'double best' this year," he said as GROWNUPS he hurried past the show gardens British pop singer Lily competing for a medal from the Allen said that gardening was judges on Tuesday. particularly important for young A f e w s t e p s a w a y, people surrounded by touch- sponsors of the RBC (Royal Bank screen tablets and smartphones. of Canada) Blue Water Roof


Garden, where English designer Nigel Dunnett has created Chelsea's first "living roof", awaited the verdict. "The judges were here this morning and you could have heard a pin drop," Lynn Patterson, R B C D i r e c t o r, C o r p o r a t e Responsibilty, said. Dunnett said water conservation, another big theme at this year's show, was a key part of an exhibit that ties North American plants into an urban design meant to highlight the potential for greening city rooftops. " W a t e r conservation and really wise use of water is at the heart of it," Dunnett said. Another of the gardens has been created by the Sentebale charity for vulnerable children in the southern African country of Lesotho, supported by Prince Harry, whose grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, is patron of the RHS. In the Great Pavilion, amongst the fruit, vegetables and blooms of every shape and color, 10-times gold medalists Karen and Peter Warmenhoven said their 100-year-old Dutch family firm has been bringing Amaryllis flowers and bulbs to Chelsea for 25 years, fulfilling a dream of Peter's grandfather. The company now has customers all over the world. Is it worth the full time staff, growing flowers in Spain to have them ready in time for Chelsea and how much does it all cost? "You don't want to know," Peter Warmenhoven said.

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Aries – March 21 to April 20

Libra – September 24 to October 23

Hold onto your seat Rams! Uranus is sending disruptions in your direction and [at the same time] Pluto demands that you shed your old skin and start afresh. Your motto for the moment is from birthday great Bob Dylan “There is nothing so stable as change.” Saturday's Lunar Eclipse gets your enthusiasm firing … but avoid blurting out something that you later regret.

If you stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone, you'll have an eventful week full of exciting adventures. Serious Saturn is asking you to make some firm financial decisions so don't waste precious time dithering around and being indecisive. Close personal relationships are in for a major shake-up, as Uranus and Pluto redefine what family life really means to you.

Taurus – April 21 to May 21 With five planets [including Venus and the Lunar Eclipse] lighting up your money zones, you've got an urge to splurge. But don't let a persuasive friend talk you into buying something you really can't afford. Loved ones will overwhelm you … if you let them. Mighty Mars is marching through your sign, so it's time for Bulls to be bold and show others who's the boss!

Gemini – May 22 to June 21 Relationships take centre stage this week, as the Lunar Eclipse shines a bright spotlight on partnerships. With no less than four planets powering through your sign, you're keen to express yourself and have your needs met. But what about the significant others in your life? Balance and compromise are the keys, as you strive to find a happy medium between giving and taking.

Scorpio – October 24 to November 22 Problems you had last June or September may rise to the surface, as Uranus and Pluto square up again. Your natural inclination is to maintain the status quo. But, if you resist change, you'll just aggravate [and prolong] an unsatisfactory situation. Plus possessive behavior will get you nowhere fast. Seems it's time for stubborn Scorpios to let go … and then move on.

Sagittarius – November 23 to December 21 With five planets firing up your relationship zone this week, it's time to bite the bullet and patch up old partnership problems. Single Sagittarians – look for love with someone who is smart, sexy and spontaneous. Saturday's Lunar Eclipse lights up your sign, which magnifies your positive [and negative] traits. So strive to be wise and witty … rather than bossy and boisterous.

Cancer – June 22 to July 23

Capricorn – December 22 to January 20

Avoid the temptation to fly off the handle this week Crabs. If you try to control or manipulate others, then you're in for a tumultuous and tense time. Uranus and Pluto are pushing you to let go of old ways of behaving, as you transform your relationships [at home and work] from the inside out. Your fertile imagination is firing, so put it to use via a challenging creative project.

Have some of your Capricorn dreams been put on hold? Serious Saturn [your ruling planet] is urging you to take a long hard look at your aspirations for the future … and then revise them to better suit your current circumstances. When it comes to a difficult domestic situation – if you keep doing what you're doing; you'll just keep getting what you're getting!

Leo – July 24 to August 23

Aquarius – January 21 to February 19

Lions – when it comes to work, the more proactive you are, the more successful you'll be. Influential people are waiting to help you – all you have to do is swallow your pride and ask. The Lunar Eclipse energizes your entertainment zone, so it's a wonderful weekend to party, go to a concert or entertain at home. But be careful you're not being elastic with the truth.

Are you bored to bits? Powerful Pluto demands that you make important adjustments in your life … but they won't be the changes you want or expect. So strive to approach the future with an open mind and an adventurous Aquarian spirit. There could be a few fireworks with a family member on Friday, so edit what comes out of your mouth and tread carefully.

Virgo – August 24 to September 23 The Lunar Eclipse, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter are all activating your career zone so you're pumped up for professional success. But don't try to re-invent the wheel Virgo! Instead, follow in the footsteps of successful predecessors. Plus approach old problems in creative new ways … and don't spend so much time worrying about work that you lose motivation and momentum.

Pisces – February 20 to March 20 Attention Fish … are you stuck in the middle of a financial fiasco? With Uranus and Pluto stirring up your money zone, the situation isn't likely to improve quickly. You'll just have to be a patient and pragmatic Piscean. Your imagination is firing on Sunday but don't get carried away with ideas that have no basis in reality. Take the time to separate fact from fiction.

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Two microscope slides bearing the blood of former Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi are to go on sale in London and are expected to fetch from 10,000 pounds to 15,000 pounds ($15,200$22,800).


Hari Waisak – Waisak Day. celebrated on Waisak. The first is the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. The second is the acceptance of the divine revelation under the Bodhi tree. And the third is the journey of Siddhartha Gautama to heaven. These three big events occur exactly on the Full Moon Purnama Sidhi. Thus, Waisak is also very well known as Tri Suci Waisak or Three Holy Events. Buddhists celebrate Waisak by praying to their God Sang Tri Ratna as thanks giving for creating and maintaining the earth and its resources in harmony. It is very common for Buddhists to celebrate Waisak with the presentation of fruit, flowers and candles. For Buddhists, candles symbolize their philosophy On 25th May 2013 in Bali and across of life, the sought-after enlightenment.

The slides were obtained in 1924 when the father of the Indian independence movement was recovering from an appendectomy near Mumbai. He was thought to have donated the blood to the family he was staying with at the time. "To Gandhi devotees, it has the same status as a sacred relic to a Christian," said Richard Westwood-Brookes, a historical documents expert at Mullock's auctioneers which is selling the item.

"It is an artefact which is revered by disciples o f G a n d h i , particularly in India and therefore that is the sort of person who would go for it," he added. The slides are part of a larger collection of items obtained by Mullock's, which include the former leader's sandals, shawl and bed linen. Demand for Gandhi memorabilia has been steadily growing since Mullock's sold soil samples and blades of bloody grass purportedly from the spot where Gandhi was assassinated

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Mum posted online ad for adoption A pregnant woman has been arrested after she allegedly tried to "adopt out" her three-year-old son. An off-duty police officer found an ad on classifieds website Craigslist in which a woman wrote: "I'm trying to adopt out my three-year-old son. "I'm not in a good place in my life and don't feel like I can care for him properly, but I don't know where to start. mum and can't do this. "If you or know anyone Thanks, Desperate." who is interested in caring for him Police in Houston, Texas, please let me know. I'm a single

a r r e s t e d Stephanie Redus, 29, over the May 1 ad, which has since been removed by Craigslist. M s R e d u s reportedly told authorities that the posting was an attempt to help tackle her anxiety. A Houston Police officer said that although Ms Redus wrote the post, she did not intend to give up her child for adoption. "The defendant responded that she is pregnant and has not been able to take her medication to combat her depression and anxiety," the officer said.

Eating insects could help fight obesity The thought of eating beetles, caterpillars and ants may give you the creeps, but the authors of a U.N. report published on Monday said the health benefits of consuming nutritious insects could help fight obesity. More than 1,900 species of insects are eaten around the world, mainly in Africa and Asia, but people in the West generally turn their noses up at the likes of grasshoppers, termites and other crunchy fare. The authors of the study by the Forestry Department, part of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said many insects contained the same amount of protein and minerals as meat and more healthy fats doctors recommend in balanced diets. "In the West we have a cultural bias, and think that because insects come from


developing countries, they cannot be good," said scientist Arnold van Huis from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, one of the authors of the report. Eva Muller of the FAO said restaurants in Europe were

starting to offer insect-based dishes, presenting them to diners as exotic delicacies. Danish restaurant Noma, for example, crowned the world's best for three years running in one poll, is renowned for ingredients including ants and fermented

As well as helping in the costly battle against obesity, which the World Health Organization estimates has nearly doubled since 1980 and affects around 500 million people, the report said insect farming was likely to be less land-dependent than traditional livestock and produce fewer greenhouse gases. It would also provide business and export opportunities for poor people in developing countries, especially women, who are often responsible for collecting insects in rural communities. Va n H u i s s a i d barriers to enjoying dishes such as bee larvae yoghurt were psychological - in a blind test carried out by his team, nine out of 10 people preferred meatballs made from roughly half meat and half mealworms to those made from meat.


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Daddy Longlegs. A father watched his young daughter playing in the garden. He smiled as he reflected on how sweet and pure his little girl was. Tears formed in his eyes as he thought about her seeing the wonders of nature through such innocent eyes. Suddenly she just stopped and stared at the ground. He went over to her to see what work of God had captured her attention. He noticed she was looking at two spiders mating. 'Daddy, what are those two spiders doing?' she asked. 'They're mating,' her father replied. 'What do you call the spider on top?' she asked. A Daddy Longlegs,' her father answered. 'So, the other one is a Mommy Longlegs?' the little girl asked. As his heart soared with the joy of such a cute and innocent question. He replied, 'No dear. Both of them are Daddy Longlegs.' 'The little girl, looking a little puzzled, thought for a moment, then lifted her foot and stomped them flat. 'Well", she said, "that may be OK in New Zealand, but we're not having any of that shit in Australia."

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Melbourne Storm and Sea Eagles play out desperate 10-10 draw at AAMI Park Old foes Melbourne and Manly were inseparable after 90 minutes as they played out a 1 0 - 1 0 s lugf e s t dr a w on Monday night at AAMI Park to close out round 10. The Storm had lost their past two games, upset results at the hands of Canberra and Penrith, while the Sea Eagles were coming off the back of a home loss to the Roosters last Monday night. The first half was all Manly as workhorse co-captain Jamie Lyon slotted an early penalty then converted his own try to open up an 8-0 advantage at the break. Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy had accused his charges of losing passion for the game after going down to the Panthers and Raiders. Storm lock Ryan Hinchcliffe, a surprise inclusion in the side after a five-week lay-off due to a knee injury, said the side was looking to prove the coach wrong on that front. "We really wanted to emphasise the energy around the group this week," he told Grandstand. "We really felt like we'd been lacking that in the last couple of weeks. "We wanted to start the game

really well ... we didn't do that tonight but we found our groove after about 10 minutes." The Storm showed just how badly they wanted to snap their losing skid - against their twotime grand final rivals to boot - with a desperate showing after the break. Melbourne assaulted the Sea Eagles' line again and again,

having try attempts denied and held up, as the hosts were repeatedly unable to find their way over the stripe. The Storm amazingly had twice as much possession in the second stanza, boasting 24 possessions to Manly's 12, such was the fortitude of the visitors' defence. "It was credit to Manly for their defence; they really defended

so strongly on their line," Hinchcliffe said. "We'll have to have a look at our attack this week. "[I] thought we controlled most of that game but we just couldn't get across the line, I think we got held up four or five times." Gareth Widdop eventually managed to spark the attack when he popped a desperate chip on the fifth tackle for Maurice Blair to reel in and touch down. Skipper Cam Smith slotted the second of his two penalty goals to level the scores with a minute left on the clock, sending the game to golden point extra time. From there it became a shoot-out as Smith, Widdop and Cooper Cronk matched boots with Manly halves Daly CherryEvans and Kieran Foran. But no man could slot the winning point before the death, and even as Storm halfback Cronk launched one at the 90-minute hooter it was charged down by Justin Horo. It could have been an embarrassing finish for Manly when hooker Matt Ballin spilled the ball on his own 30-metre line, but Melbourne was unable to capitalise.

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Prague metro plans to launch love train for singles Rail passengers searching for love in the Czech capital need look no further than the daily commute as the city makes plans to designate carriages on its underground trains for singles. P r a g u e transport company Ropid wants to set aside carriages on some or all of its trains for singles seeking a soul mate, a service that could launch by the end of this year. The city-owned company will start polling passengers to determine whether they would be interested.

S p o k e s m a n FilipDrapal said the initiative was one of the activities the city-owned company hoped would lure people out of their cars and onto public transportation.

"We want to emphasize that public transport is not only a means of travel but that you can do things there that you cannot do in your car," Prague, with a population of 1.2 million, attracted 5.4 million foreign visitors in 2012 with a mix of centuriesold architecture and cobblestone streets and cheap Pilsner beer. The city's three metro lines span more than 59 km and transported 580 million passengers in 2011.

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Lions turn the clock back with Bombers win: Voss Dear Martha, I'm wondering if you can please help me coin a phrase. This happens all the time in social situations but I've never heard of a term for it. Person A is telling Person B a story at a bar. Person B gets distracted for whatever reason (bored and wants a drink, another story starting up nearby, a friend entering the social circle) and leaves Person A in the middle of their story. Person A then, without missing a beat, turns and forces their story onto unsuspecting Person C (this could be anyone because it doesn't matter) but acts as if they were speaking to Person C the entire time to save them the embarrassment that Person B left them mid story. My mate and I laugh whenever it happens to the other, but when it comes to giving it a name we've never been able to come up with anything that sums it up perfectly. Simmo Dear Simmo, I think it's called the 'handy heel' dear. My friend who works for DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) says when you're at a boring diplomatic function and getting your ear chewed off by another public servant, you turn your heel outward from the conversation circle and use this as an open gate to welcome in (or collar) any passing third parties.

us any chance at all the playing group can go one of two ways: they can believe that themselves or they can dig in and fight. " To t h e c r e d i t a n d Voss admitted on Monday character of the players they that the Lions' backs-to-the-wall decided to dig in and fight. win at Docklands, where they started $12 underdogs, outdid any other since they last made the AFL finals in 2009. That season, Voss's first in charge at the Gabba, Brisbane finished sixth and scored a home elimination final success over Carlton before being knocked out by the Western Bulldogs. Since then the Lions have hovered in the bottom six on the ladder, placing the "It was our first real fourcoach's future in serious doubt as quarter effort (this season). he comes off contract this year. "It was just a really But Voss felt the pressure impressive game for us. on the club after a 2-5 start and "I thought guys were just Brisbane's odds against the high- tough at it, hard at it, and it was a flying Bombers played a role in the real pleasure to see." crucial victory. Now the job for the Lions "The fact we were written is to back up with some off so much perhaps galvanised consistency, starting in Saturday the group a little bit more," he said. night's preseason cup final "I might be reading into it a rematch against Carlton at the bit more, but the fact nobody gave Gabba.

Brisbane coach Michael Voss has hailed the Lions' 10-point boilover against Essendon as the club's best victory in four years.

done so far is win back-toback games so that's primarily our focus," Voss said. "There's consistency in four quarters but then there's the weekto-week that we have to nail also so that's why our focus shifts pretty quickly." Veteran defender Matt Maguire is set for a return from injury with key defenders Daniel Merrett and Justin Clarke both facing possible suspensions. Maguire has not played since the opening round but has been cleared of a leg injury. Voss denied the Lions' preseason win over the Blues would have any meaning on this week's contest. "Mick (Malthouse) is doing a few different things since that game, he's had more time to evolve his gameplan and where he wants to play players, and we've had some structural changes too," he said. "If last week's a long time, you can sure as hell know the preseason cup is an eternity away."

Allow a short moment for the third party to integrate into the circle and then roll outward away from the group on your handy heel murmuring your need to “say hello to so and so�. Allow circle to close behind you. The person who keeps on talking and finishes the story regardless of the fact others didn't hear the beginning is plain desperate. But we all get that way sometimes. Martha

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Toddler's body in bag moved on way to morgue The child's great-uncle the Medina Children's A toddler whose entire family was killed in a car crash was Shazada Hayat said emergency Care Hospital." Eisa has earlier set out put in a body bag and taken to service workers all assumed noone survived the horror smash. with relatives from the family the morgue before rescuers "They took him, zipped him home in Newport, South Wales, discovered he was still alive Doctors were about to put the oneyear-old into cold storage when they noticed the bag move. Little Eisa Hayat was the sole survivor of a car smash which wiped out the British family on their pilgrimage to Mecca last year. Doctors in Saudi Arabia thought the toddler had also died in the crash and he was "zipped up" in a body bag. Eisa, who survived the crash because his grandfather shielded him from the impact, was then taken to hospital and has made a full recovery.

up in the bag and took him to the morgue," he said. "He ended up in the mortuary. "But as they were putting him in to storage, he moved around. "They grabbed him, put him in an ambulance and rushed him to

for the religious journey. The threegenerations has travelled 5000km when their vehicle crashed. Eisa lost both parents, grandparents and aunt when the driver fell asleep and the car veered off the road and smashed into a concrete bridge. Eisa was later treated for a dislocated shoulder and a broken arm and ribs. He is now being raised by relatives following his two neardeath experiences.

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FRANKIE VALLI Frankie Valli (born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio May 3, 1934) is an American popular singer, most famous as front man of The Four Seasons beginning in 1960. He is well known for his unusually powerful falsetto voice. Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons' alias 'The Wonder Who?', and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist. As a member of The Four Seasons, Valli's number one hits included "Sherry" (1962), "Big Girls Don't Cry" (1962), "Walk Like a Man" (1963), "Rag Doll" (1964) and "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" (1975). Valli's recording of the song "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" reached number two in 1967. "You're Ready Now", a Valli solo recording from 1966, became a surprise hit in Great Britain as part of the Northern soul scene and hit number eleven on the British pop charts in December 1970. As a solo artist, Valli scored number one hits with the songs "My Eyes Adored You" (1974) and "Grease" (1978). Early life He was inspired to take up a singing career at the age of seven after his mother took him to see the young Frank Sinatra at the Paramount Theater in New York City. His early mentor was singer Texas Jean Valli, from whom he obtained his last name, although it took him some time to settle on the spelling "Valli". Until he could support himself with music, he worked as a barber. As with many other celebrities, Valli's birth year has been called into question. Valli never addressed the issue himself, until the 2007 posting at the Official Frankie Valli Site, sponsored by his current record label, Universal Records. Much of the previous official publicity surrounding his career had used 1937 as the birth year. It is hard to tell when and why this occurred, but inference can be made that by chopping a few years off his age, he would seem more commercially viable to a younger audience. Other sources, such as the Bear Family Records release, entitled 'The Four Lovers', as well as a 1965 "mug shot", available through The Smoking Gun, all identify his year of birth as 1934. 1970s to the present "You're Ready Now", a Valli solo recording from 1966, became a surprise hit in Great Britain as part of the Northern soul scene and hit number eleven on the British pop charts in December 1970. In 1975, Valli's single "My Eyes Adored You" hit number 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. In the same year, he also had a number 6 Billboard hit with the disco-laden "Swearin' To God", while a further UK Chart success came with "Fallen Angel" written by Guy Fletcher & Doug Flett and produced by Bob Gaudio Valli was in the UK charts with this at the same time as The Four Seasons enjoyed a UK hit with "Silver Star" on which Valli did not appear. In 1978, Valli sang the theme song for the film version of the stage play, Grease, a song written by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, which became a number 1 hit. He had two further chart successes the following year, "Save Me, Save Me" in November 1978, which entered the Billboard Easy Listening chart, and "Fancy Dancer" in January 1979, which entered the pop charts. Valli suffered from otosclerosis in the 1970s, forcing him to "sing from memory" in the latter part of the decade. Surgery restored most of his hearing by 1980. In 1992, a new Four Seasons album was released entitled Hope and Glory.

In 2005, the Broadway musical Jersey Boys opened on the "Great White Way". Besides performances of many of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons hit recordings, the musical features a biographical narrative, told as four separate points of view by each of the members of The Four Seasons (Tommy DeVito, Frankie Valli, Nick Massi, and Bob Gaudio). The musical dramatizes several real-life incidents from Valli's life, including his estrangement from his daughter Francine, who died in 1980. The show was widely acclaimed, financially successful, and won six Tony awards. The musical has touring companies around the world, as well as a version at Paris Las Vegas. In October 2007, Valli released Romancing the 60s, an album containing covers of his favorite songs from the 1960s, two of which he had previously recorded. Those songs were "Sunny" and "Any Day Now". In October 2010, a duet version of "The Biggest Part of Me" by Frankie Valli and Juice Newton was released on Newton's album Duets: Friends & Memories. In October 2012, Valli made his Broadway debut with a week-long concert engagement at the Broadway Theatre in New York starting October 19.

Frankie Valli Can't Take My Eyes off You Lyric You're just too good to be true Can't take my eyes off of you You'd be like heaven to touch I wanna hold you so much At long last love has arrived And I thank God I'm alive You're just too good to be true Can't take my eyes off of you Pardon the way that I stare There's nothing else to compare The sight of you leaves me weak There are no words left to speak But if you feel like I feel Please let me know that it's real You're just too good to be true Can't take my eyes off of you chorus: I love you baby and if it's quite all right I need you baby to warm the lonely nights I love you baby, trust in me when I say Oh pretty baby, don't bring me down I pray Oh pretty baby, now that I've found you stay And let me love you baby, let me love you

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Sharrod Wellingham's wretched injury run this year has continued with the West Coast midfielder set to miss up to seven weeks due to a serious ankle injury. A preseason trampoline mishap that caused major damage to his right ankle grounded Wellingham for the first five rounds of the AFL season. But the former Magpie was dealt another blow in Friday night's win over North Melbourne when he badly rolled his other ankle when his foot became caught underneath an opponent during a tackle. In a best-case scenario, Wellingham will return in five weeks. And there was further bad news for the Eagles on the injury front with defender Will Schofield ruled out for up to four weeks after undergoing surgery on his dislocated finger. Schofield suffered the injury in the third term, but bravely returned to the fray in the final quarter to ease the burden on his team-mates.

Eagles coach John Wo r s f o l d s a i d S c h o f i e l d ' s decision to play on helped the Eagles snare the two-point win. "He said 'if you need me to go out there, I'll go. I can't really

handle the footy, but I'll try and give something just to get someone a rest for five or six minutes'," Worsfold said. Wellingham's injury paves the way for veteran wingman Andrew Embley to return for Saturday's away clash with Greater Western Sydney while defender Mitch Brown is the obvious replacement for Schofield. Three wins on the trot have moved the Eagles back to within six points of fourth place, and they could improve their season tally to 7-4 with wins over


GWS, Richmond and St Kilda (away) before the bye. But from there it gets tough for the Eagles with games against Hawthorn (away), Essendon, Adelaide (away), Fremantle and Sydney sure to test their premiership credentials. West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff hopes the momentum gained from Nic Naitanui's match-winning goal against North Melbourne will help propel the club towards further success this season. "There's a massive difference between us being 3-5, if Nic had missed that goal, and 44 like we are now," Gaff said on Monday. "It definitely gives us a bit of a platform for the rest of the year." Gaff believed the club's round-five loss to Port Adelaide could also prove to be a turning point of sorts. The Eagles coughed up a 41-point lead in that game, but have since won three matches to revive their top-four hopes.


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Whincup scoops third win in Austin and Whincup third in that 12th in the weekend's For Holden's Jamie Whincup, race, but stewards were probing other races. it was an American dream. For Ford's Will Davison, it was a star-spangled spanner in the works for his V8 Supercar championship hopes. Whincup swept to victory in three of the four races on the V8s' debut in the United States - a resounding success for the sport with more than 68,000 attending over the three-day event in Austin, Texas. But while Davison went into the weekend Whincup's nearest championship challenger, he left the Circuit of the Americas having lost second place after a disastrous weekend. Davison failed to finish the fourth race won by Whincup on Monday (AEST) after an early tangle with Holden driver Scott McLaughlin wrecked the right side of his car. He finished fourth, ninth and

That allowed Whincup to a possible mid-race breach by skip away to a 142-point Coulthard which could cost him the victory. Stewards said Coulthard was under investigation over failing to maintain his speed at a restart following a safety car period - a breach of race rules. Whincup had won the two races on Sunday. In a dismal weekend for Davison's Ford Performance Racing, teamchampionship lead, and team- mate Mark Winterbottom had his mate Lowndes to leapfrog hopes of winning race three Davison into second place on a cruelled by a botched pit stop. successful weekend for Red Bull A problem changing the Racing. rear tyre cost Winterbottom the Holden driver Fabian race lead, and plunged him to Coulthard won race three in the seventh. only respite from Whincup's It followed a similar horror domination in the sport's first pit stop at the previous round in foray into the US. Perth which cost Winterbottom Lowndes was second multiple positions.

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Bullet removed with pliers

A soldier shot in the forehead with an assault rifle has survived having the bullet removed with pliers. According to a report, the Russian soldier was reportedly caught in AK-47 crossfire between Russian and Chechen militants. A video shot by a comrade shows the man, now nicknamed 'The Russian Terminator', turn to the camera and smile as a friend cleans the wound with fluid. He then remains "calm and composed" and closes his eyes as another soldier, devoid of any medical equipment, pulls the bullet out from an area just millimetres

from the man's eyes. A soldier shot in the forehead has been nicknamed 'The Russian Terminator'. The man stays calm and composed throughout the procedure, report claims. The soldier turns to the camera to show the bloodied bullet after just

a few minutes. The Daily Mail reports that the soldier then inspects the wound with his hand after the bullet has been removed. It is believed the video, which has gone viral, was filmed during the war in Chechnya in 2000.

Knights demolish Dogs in home ground clash said. realised they had a pretty Newcastle Knights coach "It was an extraordinary formidable pack and the only way Wayne Bennett has praised turnaround. you're going to get on top is fight a his side's forward pack in "I hoped today to play well yesterday's 44 to eight win bit of fire with fire and we did that." and maybe win by one or two Bennett says the Knights over the Canterbury Bulldogs. The Knights piled on five tries in the second half to pick-up their first win in three matches. Bennett was surprised with how well his team played in the final 40 minutes and says it was the best forwards' performance of the season. "It's probably the best we've played as a pack today and Canterbury brought that out in the boys," he said. "They all


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Man climbs onto dome of St Peter's "Stop this massacre! The political horror show is continuing," in English, scrawled in black and red ink, with "Help us Pope Francis" in Italian. He also waved an Italian flag as he balanced precariously above a small window near the top of the 137-metre dome. Italy is stuck in its longest Identified by police as recession since quarterly records Marcello Di Finizio, the man began in 1970, and jobless rates unfurled a white banner reading are close to record highs. Support

A man climbed onto a ledge on the dome of St Peter's Basilica and unfurled a banner protesting against a "political horror show", an apparent reference to Italy's embattled coalition struggling with recession and high unemployment.

for a month-old coalition government has already fallen to 34 percent from 43 percent since it was cobbled together in April to bring an end to political stalemate. Di Finizio has staged similar protests on the dome in the past. Last October he stayed there overnight with a banner criticizing multinationals, Europe, and former Prime Minister Mario Monti.

Marijuana waste helps turn pot-eating pigs into tasty pork roast With Washington state about to embark on a first-of-itskind legal market for recreational marijuana, the budding ranks of new cannabis growers face a quandary over what to do with the excess stems, roots and leaves from their plants. Susannah Gross, who owns a five-acre farm north of Seattle, is part of a group experimenting with a solution that seems to make the most of marijuana's appetiteenhancing properties turning weed waste into pig food. Four pigs whose feed was supplemented with potent plant leavings during the last four months of their lives ended up 20 to 30 pounds heavier than the halfdozen other pigs from the same litter when they were all sent to slaughter in March. "They were eating more, as you can imagine," Gross said. Giving farm animals the munchies is the latest outcome of a ballot measure passed by Washington voters in November making their state one of the first to legalize the recreational use of pot. The other was Colorado. Both were among about 20 states with


medical marijuana laws already on their books. The federal government still classifies cannabis as an illegal narcotic, and the Obama administration has not yet said what actions, if any, it will take in answer to the newly passed recreational weed statutes. Matt McAlman, the medical marijuana grower who provided the pot leavings for Gross' pigs, says he hopes the idea expands with the likely impending expansion of

Washington state's marijuana industry. "We can have pot chickens, pot pigs, grass-fed beef," he said. Draft regulations issued last week to govern the burgeoning recreational-use industry seem to leave open that possibility. The rules dictate that marijuana plant waste must be "rendered unusable

prior to leaving a licensed producer or processor's facility," adding that mixing it with food waste would be acceptable. Gross' pigs were butchered by William von Schneidau, who has a shop at the famous Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. In March, von Schneidau held a "Pot Pig Gig" at the market, serving up the marijuana-fed pork as part of a five-course meal. He quickly sold out the remaining weed-fed meat at his shop but plans another potpig feast later this summer, he said. "Some say the meat seems to taste more savory," he said. The results beg the question of whether pot-fed pork contains any measurable traces of THC, the mindaltering chemical ingredient in cannabis. The European Food Safety Authority reported in 2 0 11 t h a t " n o s t u d i e s concerning tolerance or effects of graded levels of THC in foodproducing animals have been found in literature." The agency also noted that "no data are available concerning the likely transfer of THC ... to animal tissues and eggs following repeated administration."


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A single litre of urine? Four African girls have created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single litre of urine as fuel. The generator was unveiled at last week's Maker Faire in Lagos, Nigeria, by the four teens Duro-AinaAdebola, AkindeleAbiola, and FalekeOluwatoyin, all age 14, and Bello Eniola, 15. So how exactly does the urine-powered generator work? Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen. The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder. The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which is used to remove the moisture from the hydrogen gas. This purified hydrogen gas is pushed into the generator. And as for delivering the fuel itself? Well, we'll leave that up to the consumer. The Maker Faire is a popular event across the African continent, drawing thousands of participants who travel to Lagos to show their inventions and other practical creations.

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Gay couple told of shared bed ban accommodation whatever, but not in my Despite receiving death home," threats, the owners of a elsewhere'." Ms Collison has filed a He said Ms Collison's guesthouse are standing complaint under the Human discrimination complaint "might be firm on their opinion of valid if he was running a homosexuality. The threats came after Karen and Michael Ruskin, of Pilgrim Planet Lodge in New Zealand, told a lesbian couple that they could not share a bed in the guesthouse on May 7. Jane Collison, 30, and Paula Knight, 45, were told they could have a room, but only with single beds. The engaged couple, who had booked the room online, declined and decided to leave the lodge. Ms Collison asked Mrs Ruskin: "Are we offending your religious beliefs? "She said, 'Yes, and you might have to find

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Wallaby selection a dream for Western Force winger Nick Cummins Western Force winger Nick Cummins was shocked to learn of his Wallaby squad selection for the series against the British and Irish Lions, but says he is desperate to make the most of the opportunity now that it has come his way. Cummins' chances of earning a gig for the series looked slim earlier this season when he was grounded for seven games due to a lingering knee complaint. But a string of impressive performances over the past three weeks caught the eye of Wallabies coach Robbie Deans, who named Cummins on Sunday as part of his 25-man squad for the threeTest series. Deans will add another six players to the squad on June 11, but Cummins is over the moon to have already secured his spot. "I was shocked. But I'm happy and keen to get amongst it," said Cummins, who is nicknamed 'The Honey Badger' due to his ferocious attack on the ball. "My old man woke me up in the morning. He was going off like a bag of cats. He was happy with the news. "I was in year eight when I first saw a Lions game. "It's a pretty big deal. "Even big Sharpie (Nathan Sharpe) hasn't done it, and he's done everything else known to man. If I end up getting a gig, I'll be going off like a cut snake.


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In what was his 30th meeting with Roger Federer, clay court king Nadal outclassed the Swiss 6-1, 6-3 as he continued his stunning comeback following a seven-month injury absence. Williams, who will head to Paris next week hoping to avenge her stunning first round defeat to Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano last year, was in equally imperious form as she swept aside Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3. Nadal's triumph means he now leads Federer 20-10 in their series, with 13 of his wins coming on clay. He also now has 24 Masters titles in a career total of 56. Ahead of his bid to extend his record run of seven victories in Paris, Nadal admitted he had never dreamed of such success - he now has 36 wins in 38 matches since his return to the tour in February. "If you'd told me that four or five months ago I would have said you are crazy," said fifth-seeded Nadal. "So after eight tournaments, six victories, and

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overall standings on 83 points with MotoGP rookie Marquez second on 77 points and defending champion Jorge Lorenzo eleven points adrift in third. At the off Marquez slipped

Rossi, targeting his 80th MotoGP win, crept up to lie fourth from eighth on the grid. With the track drying as the sun came out Lorenzo surprisingly dropped off the pace as Pedrosa and Dovizioso continued The Spaniard, their battle for superiority. following up his win in Rossi suffered Spain last time out, made misfortune on lap 11 when light of the tricky early wet he lost control of his conditions to cross the line Yamaha, his bike slithering five seconds clear of unceremoniously into the Crutchlow. safety gravel rounding a turn The Briton while vying for fourth place manfully shrugged off a with Nicky Hayden. fracture to his right shin in a The Italian dusted crash in qualifying 24 himself off and climbed back hours earlier to notch up on board to resume in 12th. his best ever MotoGP P e d r o s a , result. meanwhile, had put plenty of In third came poledaylight between himself sitter Marc Marquez, who struggled down the field to eighth with the and the chasing pack, keeping out for grip on the slippery Bugatti pack led by Andrea Dovizioso, of trouble in the closing stages to circuit in the early stages before Lorenzo and Pedrosa. coast home alone. Pedrosa took control with fighting back strongly. 23 laps remaining as Valentino Pedrosa now leads the

Honda's Dani Pedrosa won the French MotoGP at Le Mans on Monday morning from Cal Crutchlow to take the lead in the world championship standings.

Williams looked equally impressive on the red clay of centre court. tighter second set the American prevailed to stretch her career-best winning streak to 24 matches. It was Williams's 51st career title and took her victory tally over Azarenka, who beat the American earlier this season in the final of the Doha hardcourt event, to 12-2 in their series. Williams said the match was closer than the score suggested. "It was very close, the first three games were over 20-25



minutes or so, so it wasn't really easy out there. Nothing is really easy," said the American. "I just took the opportunities when I had them. I know she (Azarenka) did as well, but I came up with the good shots sometimes." Azarenka agreed the match had been closer than the score suggested but admitted: "She definitely showed some more incredible tennis today ... she's been playing her best tennis for the past year and a half or so. "But today she played much better in the key moments of the

match." It is Williams's second title at Rome, having first won the event in 2002. And after conceding defeat to Razzano in last year's first round at Roland Garros, the American said she is taking a different approach this year. "It's definitely different. It has to be," she said. "I was feeling excellent last year and didn't do great. This year I'm more cautious. I want to work hard and stay focused and win every point hard and not slack at all."

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