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Governor Pastika Tells Nusa Penida Community that He Will Trade One Kilogram of Rice for Every Kilogram of Plastic Refuse During an official visit to Nusa Penida Island, located a short distance of Bali's southern coast, governor Made Mangku Pastika was so disturbed by the site of plastic refuse scattered along his journey that he spontaneously included an unexpected offer in a speech delivered during a town hall meeting at Balai Desa Batu Nunggul. As reported by, the Governor challenged his audience to join his personal war on plastic trash. “I will replace 1 kilogram of plastic trash with 1 kilogram of rice,” Pastika told his large audience. The governor then immediately shelled out Rp. 10 million (US$1,000) of his own money, leaving the fund available and on hand for instant redemption on his promise. Continue to page 2

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Bad Luck for Big Trucks Bali Police to Ban Large Trucks and Heavy Vehicles from Roads During Peak L e b a r a n Tr a v e l Period The Bali traffic police have announced that heavy vehicles and trucks not engaged in the carriage of essential commodities will be banned from operating on the island's road from August 4 until approximately August 8, 2013, in order to reduce traffic congestion. Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, the director of Bali's traffic police, police commissioner Beno Lauhenapessy said, “We will prohibit trucks from H-4 (four days before Lebaran) until one day after Lebaran. Exceptions will be granted to trucks carrying essential commodities.”

Continued from page 1 People gathering plastic trash and selling it to recyclers are normally only paid Rp. 600 (US$0.06) per kilogram, leaving the governor having to cover the Rp. 9.400 (US$0.94) shortfall needed to buy

In this instance, essential commodities include trucks loaded with foodstuffs, postal trucks and trucks carrying fuel. Beno's officers, in cooperation with transportation agency officers, will be stationed at key points across Bali monitoring the flow of people travelling to their home villages and back over the longest holiday period of the year. the promised kilogram of rice. At the same time, the Governor called on the people of Nusa Penida to keep their island home clean and tidy. The chairman of the Nusa Penida Foundation, Nyoman Sudita, pledged to respond to the

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Nationwide the M i n i s t r y o f Transportation had previously announced the large trucks with more than two axels or weighing more than 16 tons will be banned from highways from H-4 until August 8 In anticipation of large traffic volumes, police have prepared expanded parking area at Padang Bai in East Bali and Gilimanuk in West Bali to accommodate vehicles and drivers waiting their turn at the main ferry crossings to Lombok and Java. Additional ticket booths have also been set up at both locations in anticipation of the coming crush of travellers.

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BALI THE RIGHT WAY Gday again punters and welcome to the weekly. What a week just gone with the A.F.L , as with most of us almost getting the full tote until the weagles spoilt that one. I think there chances are all but dashed for one of the top spots this year. A damn close game with the Pies almost getting pipped until they found their feet and took a nice win. Ill get straight into a letter we received this week in reference to something I briefly wrote about last week. The letter is as follows:

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Good Afternoon AliasJ I would like to refer to the article your wrote last week regarding the show 'Dark Side Of Bali' and some of the antics that some people (I prefer to call them idiots) think they can get up to whilst on holiday in Bali, what annoys me is that they certainly wouldn't do it whilst at home in Australia so why do they think it is ok to do it as Ambassadors for their country whilst away on holiday. I believe that most Australians are sickened by their dreadful behaviour, I know that I am. It does appear that there seems to be an under tone to Bali that most of us don't see and it is such a shame that people have lost their lives whilst holidaying there. I must say that I have visited the Island on numerous occasions and have never had any trouble whatsoever. I guess that wherever you travel there are things that we don't usually see as Tourists but it is sad to think that women have been raped and even murdered. All that aside I will still return to Bali for another visit in the near future.Keep up the good work, I really enjoy reading your comments each week.



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We all hate to see the young blokes coming here and getting messed up to the point where they have trouble, but hey, they are as entitled to be on holidays as much as the next person. If you take it easy and just enjoy the island for what it is you generally will never have a problem. Ok folks in closing this week I will bid you all a great week and trust that the most of you stay safe, happy, healthy and always remember, when a good deal is too good to be true its probably isnt… Enjoy your week, ALIASJ………




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So there you have it folks, and thanks for the feedback Vivienne. Bali is a progressive and growing place and I think you will find a bad part of town anywhere you go in the world. I also found a very well written article on a local blog which I have put on page 38 and 39 which I would ask you all to read as to date, its about the best explanation I have read in along time. Unfortunately many tourists do come here and go crazy. One fellow I often have a few quiet ones with has always said “they check their bags in at the airport and check their brains out” which is sometimes true.


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Bali Property: A Bubble That's Ready to Burst Bank Indonesia Says Bali's High Property Prices are Not Sustainable reports that the Bali branch of Bank Indonesia will continue to try to control real estate prices on the Island in a sector the Bank views as “on alert” against a possible bubble, capable of bursting and sending prices tumbling. Dwi Pranoto, the head of Bank Indonesia – Bali and Nusa Tenggara said the rapid and significant increase in real estate prices from year to year requires caution in the face of high costs, especially in South Bali. The close supervision of property prices by Bank Indonesia is needed to prevent a b u b b l e e c o n o m y. B a n k Indonesia's current view is that properties are priced at unsustainably high levels. Continuing, Dwi described how real estate brokers in Bali are involved in speculation. He contends that the growing bubble built by speculation resembles past bubbles that have occurred in Jakarta, South Sulawesi, Batam and Riau. “In fact, the price of land in Bali, in real terms, is not so high,” Dwi said. The Bank Indonesia executive blamed the current spike in property prices in Bali on brokers who justify higher prices with the completion of various infrastructure projects, including the Island's first toll way, the underpass at Simpang Siur and the renovation of the Ngurah Rai Airport. To try to moderate Bali's property prices Bank Indonesia is reviewing loan to value ratios against loans extended by Indonesian banks. Changes in

the current loan-to-value ratios will be introduced by Bank Indonesia in September 2013. Meanwhile, Bali business interests are urging the government to quickly define areas reserved for tourism development in the face of diminishing land areas remaining for shared public use and other purposes. Government Failing its Regulatory Responsibilities

learning. The real estate businessman reminded the government that they are failing in their role as a regulator by not clarifying zoning regulations. Selawa acknowledged the need for a role by foreign investors in property development in Bali, while, at the same time, insisting the role of foreign property investors must be controlled by firm rules in order to prevent losses to

The chairman of Real Estate Indonesia-Bali (REIBali), Putu Dewa Selawa, said the increasing loss of land for development projects demands that clear zoning laws be implemented as soon as possible. Developers need clear guidelines on lands available for development and lands reserved as no-build green zones. At the same time, Selawa, called on the government to set aside areas for essential services, such as hospitals and places of higher

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Two young guys appear in court after being arrested for smoking dope. The judge says, "You seem like nice young men, and I'd like to give you a second chance instead of jail time. I want you to go out this weekend and try to convince others of the evils of drug use. I'll see you back in court Monday." On Monday, the judge asks the first guy, "How did you do over the weekend?" "Well, your honor, I persuaded 17 people to give up drugs forever." "Seventeen people? That's wonderful. How did you do it? " "I used a diagram, your honor. I drew two circles like this: O o. Then I told them that the big circle is your brain before drugs and the small circle is your brain after drugs." "That's admirable," says the judge. Then he turns to the second guy. "And how did you do?"

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Linggih, also known by the election of Made Mangku Pastika and Ketut Sudikerta as the name of Damer, cited the governor and deputy-governor minimum quality of health services in Bali's east and north. of Bali. L i n g g i h called on the government to abandon plans to build medical facilities in Badung regency, suggesting this task is best left to the private sector. He continued by urging the provincial government to focus i n s t e a d o n developing Bali's east and north. As regards moving the location For this reason, Linggih of Bali's capital, he suggested also support the policies of the that private investors be provincial government of Bali in involved in the process in order isuing a moratorium of new to reduce the need for State hotels in South Bali that includes funds. Bali's capital moved from the regency of Badung and the Singaraja in North Bali to capital city of Denpasar. “If the development of Denpasar in 1953. hotels is not stopped, the investors will continue to build

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Indonesia Institute Reveals Hardly Rank Among the Most Dangerous Destinations for Australian Holidaymakers The Australian-based Indonesia Institute recently published its own rebuttal to media portrayals of Bali as having a “dark side” – incorrectly suggesting that Bali is among the most dangerous


destinations for A u s t r a l i a n holidaymakers. Citing data from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) that records Australian deaths abroad over the past year, Bali did not rank anywhere near the top of three list for the deadliest destinations. Deaths of Australian travelling abroad in selected countries over the past 12 months: 1. Thailand - 111 2. Philippines - 68 3. Greece - 60 4. Vietnam - 54 5. US - 51 6. Indonesia - 48 (Bali: Approximately 40) 7. Germany - 41

8. Hong Kong - 40 9. China - 38 10. UK - 28 The Indonesia Institute said that many Australians visit Bali without travel insurance; drink in excess while on the island; ride motorbikes dressed in tea shirts, boardies and thongs; and ostentatiously splash large sums of money around. The report continued: “Bali is suffering from poor infrastructure, pollution, corruption and simply too many tourists (rather than 'travellers') who treat this island as if it is their own backyard. It's not.” Concluding, the Indonesia Institute says: “But despite all this, over 99% of Australians come home safely having had a really good holiday...even though we don't always deserve to do so!”

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Continued from page 39 For example, in shear numbers of reported deaths Bali is one of the safest top 10 destinations for Aussies (at #8 on the list). Thailand is by far the worst at the top of the list with 111 Aussie deaths in 2012. So to use our intrepid reporters formula one Australian dies in Thailand every three days on average, now that's almost 3 times the Aussie/Bali death rate he reported on Sunday nite, but I don't see Aussie reporters and film crews in Bangkok drumming up a similar story, or on the streets of Manilla in the Philippines where 68 Aussies last year met their fate at a rate of close to one death every 5 days, almost double that of Bali. Indeed, on a per capita basis Greece has the worst statistic as a place for Australians to visit with some 60 deaths recorded against only the 98,000 Australians who visited the country last year, and with a statistical chance of around 1 in 1600 of meeting your maker in Greece. Now that “statistic” would surely make a headline…..not in Australia it doesn't! One of the major causes of deaths in Bali is traffic accidents, particularly motorbike accidents, with speed, lack of driver experience (most tourists don't ride motorcycles at home and are unlicenced), no helmet and alcohol are the main contributing factors. You also have people dying from drug overdoses, alcohol poisoning and yes occasionally the "odd" death caused by violence (and usually by drunken tourists fighting one another). Bali also has quite a large expat

population, so included in the number of reported deaths are the deaths of retirees and expats, and people dying from natural causes while on holiday, from heart attack, strokes etc….but our intrepid reporter didn't tell you that on Sunday night, did he? Sure, Bali can be a dangerous place, especially if you ride around on a motorbike on shoddy roads with no helmet, or get rotten legless drunk in nightclubs and end up in brawls in the street, but lets not forget that Indonesia is still a developing country and is lacking a lot of basic

infrastructure and its usually when people (particularly younger people) travel overseas they let their guard down and perhaps take more risks and do things that they would not normally do at home, and that's what causes accidents. As stated DFAT recorded 904 Australians who died overseas in 2012, a 13 per cent jump from the year before. But DFAT officials are saying that the increase reflected a boost in the overall number of people travelling abroad and that there have not been any unusual trends in the figures for deaths of Australians overseas in 2012.

Property Corner A c c o r d i n g t o D FAT illness statistically account for 25 per cent of deaths followed by natural deaths (22 per cent), accidental (7 per cent) and suicide (0.6 per cent). Overall, the highest number of deaths were recorded in Thailand, the Philippines, Greece, Vietnam and the United States. One of the highest-profile cases reported was that of former Port Adelaide player John McCarthy, who died during a trip to Las Vegas, his death being classified as an accident. Much of the negative stuff that gets reported about Bali is usually focussed around the drunken “Aussie Bogan” tourists in a small strip called Kuta. Its in this area of Kuta where the nightclubs are located and where much of the “bad side” of Bali is seen. But again its not indicative of Bali's culture its what the tourists bring in with them. Yes, true there is an element of danger, chaos and risk in Bali, but its certainly no better or no worse than many other 1st world countries I have seen. I won't turn this into more "tit for tat" but please Google how many foreign tourists died in Australia last each year.... you will be horrified at that number and will agree with me that the "pot shouldn't be calling the kettle black". Nevertheless, I personally think that Bali is a safe place to visit and I still feel comfortable in taking my family there for a holiday and will be doing so again in 6 weeks time. Cheers and Happy Travels to you all. Don


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The Safest Place For Aussies To Holiday that you see these so called “statistics” in a fairer perspective. And let us start by remembering that Indonesia ranks just behind New Zealand as the most popular overseas destination for Australians. In 2012 more than 797,000 Australians visited Bali and during that period there were 39 reported deaths on the island, so the news report was "technically" correct that one Australian dies in Bali every 9 days (9.35 days to be precise). But more importantly and statistically, that works out to be one in every 20,435 Australian visitors to Bali who died on the island. Now I'm sure everyone would agree that just one death is a tragedy but when we are clinically looking at “statistics” a 1 in 20,000+ chance of dying while holidaying in Bali pales into insignificance when compared to other Top 10 Aussie Holiday Destinations. Indeed when looking at tourist numbers statistically and on a per capita basis (per number of visitors) then Bali comes out number one as the “Safest Place To Visit” by Australians.

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A documentary aired on network television in Australia on Sunday night (21/07/2013) titled, "The Dark Side of Bali". This program was promoted days earlier with the tag “One Australian dies every nine days in Bali”, used to hype up the prime time viewing slot. Normally I just let these things blow by without comment, but unfortunately with todays technology, what should have been yesterdays fish & chip wrapper has become world news and couldn't let it just pass this time without balanced comment. Just type the phrase into Google and see the damage its caused to Bali's reputation globally with news services and RSS news feeds around the globe picking up on the headline. But what does this “statistic” actually mean, was it used out of context, is it untrue or is Bali really such a dark and dangerous place to visit (or live) ? Look, the facts are very simple, the Dept Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirm that in 2012 a total of 904 Australians died whilst abroad. But it's when you compare the number of Australians visiting Bali against other popular destinations around the globe,

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Submarine car discovered in Long Island IT is one of the most famous cars in the history of the movies and when it goes under the hammer this September it could fetch over a million dollars. But the James Bond submarine car from The Spy Who Loved Me nearly sank without a trace. The customized Lotus Esprit was forgotten about in a storage container in Long Island, New York. It only came to light after a local contractor bought unseen the contents of the container in 1989, paying less than $100, according to reports. When the contractor opened up the container with his brother he found the white sports

car without wheels and with a dented roof. "They really didn't know what it was at first," said Doug Redenius, co-founder of the Ian Fleming Foundation, which authenticated the car. Not knowing the value of his find he loaded the car on a truck. It was only after other truckers told him over the CB radio what it was and he had rented the film and seen the car in

action that he realized the value of the find. MrRenediussaid that eight different versions of the car were driven by Roger Moore in The Spy Who Loved Me. This one will be sold by RM Auctions in London on September 9. Previous James Bond cars have fetched millions at auction. A 1964 Aston Martin used in Goldfinger sold in 2010 for $4.6 million. MrRenedius described the current owner as “a blue collar guy” who makes “a very modest living”. "I told him, I said 'Come September 9th, be prepared for your life and your wife and your children your life is going to change dramatically,” he said.


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The Governor's Side of the Story

Bali Governor Standing Firm in His Support of Benoa Bay Reclamation Project Bali's Governor Made Mangku Pastika made a spirited defense of a recommendation he issued on behalf of PT Tirta Wahana Bali International (PT TWBI) for the development and reclamation of an island in Benoa Bay located within a protected mangrove forest area. Reported by Radar Bali,

the governor made the following points: P a s t i k a defended the reclamation project covering 838 hectares in Benoa Bay as being of critical importance to the people of Bali. The Governor vehemently denied as without basis corruption allegations filed with the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Agency (KPK) that he had received a bribe in connection with his support of the reclamation project. P a s t i k a explained that the planned reclamation will actually generate new land owned by the province and will yield more than 400 hectare in new forested areas. The operating license to be granted to PT TWBI is for a fixed period of 30 years, extendable for an additional 20 years, meaning the new land mass created will eventually be under the complete ownership and control

of the people of Bali. Denied claims that the recommendation granted to PT TWBI is in violation with existing land-use laws, insisting those who drafted the recommendation were lawyers well versed in the law. Responded to those saying the new project will transgress his office's moratorium on new hotel projects in Bali, saying that Bali is not oversupplied with accommodation. In a reversal of an earlier stance on accommodation supply in Bali, Pastika now says calculations of the supply and demand in hotel rooms done by the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) are in error. In a move to achieve a consensus and quell the ongoing debate over the reclamation planned for Benoa Bay, Governor Pastika will invite all interested parties to an open meeting to discuss the project planned for August 3, 2013.

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Turkey frees bird accused of spying Turkish authorities detained a bird on suspicion it was spying for Israel, but freed it after X-rays showed it was not embedded with surveillance equipment. The kestrel aroused suspicion because of a metal ring on its foot carrying the words "24311 Tel Avivunia Israel", prompting residents in the village of Altinayva to hand it over to the local governor. The bird was put in an X-ray machine at a university hospital to check for microchips or bugging devices, Ties between Turkey and Israel, long military allies, have been tense since May 2010 when Israeli commandoes killed nine Turkish activists aboard the Mavi Marmara, a ship in a Turkish-led convoy seeking to break a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.


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“ Ask Martha” Dear Martha, I have made a stupid mistake and don't know what to do. One night when I was drunk and my girlfriend was fighting with me i put a picture of her online. It shows her face and everything. We have made up since then and things have been really good. I almost forgot about the picture but recently I was on some other sites and I saw her picture. It wasn't the same place i posted it...i deleted that one but its obviously got passed around. I don't know what to do? I know if she finds out she'll kill me. If I hadn't already said she is naked in the photo and you can see her face.


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Are you serious? I mean, who does that? Who decides they are that upset with someone they are dating or someone they are supposed to love they'll post an intimate photo of them on the internet? You know the internet...the place where nothing ever goes away? You've committed such a gross act of betrayal it's really hard to think of a way out for you. You've posted an image online that has now been seen by strangers maybe a handful, but more likely hundreds or even thousands. And her face is showing! Your girlfriend clearly trusted you enough to send you that photo in the first pace or let you take it. And you pay her back by treating her with that sort of contempt and disrespect. It's hard to imagine doing something like that to someone I hated, let alone someone I cared about. Even if I was angry. But whatever your motivation; whatever your level of drunkenness when you posted that pic; whatever your level of mental impairment, you've done it now so there's no going back. My first thought is you need to tell her. You need to front up and confess you've done the wrong thing and beg her forgiveness. You need to do everything possible to get the pictures taken down. I'm no tech expert, but I know you can put an image into Google image search and find where it's running. If that's the case you might be able to make some attempt to retrieve it. If that sounds a bit lame and hopeless it's because it probably is. If the picture is interesting and appealing people will pass it around and they will not care about giving it back just because you're feeling remorseful. So that was my first thought. Try to get it taken down and be honest. But then I wondered... Will it help her to know her image is being viewed by strangers? Will it help her to have that knowledge? I'm not sure in her position I'd even want to know. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss. The moment you tell her that picture has gone around you will ruin her year. Maybe her decade. So perhaps there is a genuine case for saying nothing at all. And maybe as time passes the picture will move out of circulation and she'll never realise she was unmasked so publicly. Please, if nothing else, try to make it your life's work to not act like a total arse again dear!

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Manly Sea Eagles return to Campbelltown after 15 years to beat Wests Tigers

Manly made it four wins on the trot and closed out round 20 with a comprehensive 36-18 mauling of Wests Tigers at Campbelltown on Monday night. It was the first time in 15 years that the Sea Eagles had played at the venue - the last time, in 1998, was before the joint venture when Wests were still the Magpies. And Manly improved its already excellent record to 9-2 in front of just over 11,000 fans who headed for the exits when Daly Cherry-Evans flew over the stripe with six minutes to go. Five-eighth Kieran Foran was brilliant for the Sea Eagles as he controlled play beautifully in setting up three of his side's six tries, Justin Horo and Jamie Lyon both finishing with doubles. Victory keeps Geoff Toovey's troops level with Melbourne on 27 points behind the league-leading Rabbitohs (34) and Roosters (32), although the Sea Eagles enjoy a far better for-and-against than the Storm. Lyon finished with a personal haul of 20 points, both tries long-range

efforts including a 95metre four-pointer when an errant Braith Anasta pass was kicked into his lap. On the same day the club announced the re-signing of boom halves Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses to four-year deals, departing five-eighth Benji Marshall and halfback Anasta were particularly poor for the hosts. " L a s t g a m e a t Campbelltown so it's the least I can do is to give a little bit of appreciation back to the fans that have given their support to me throughout my career," Marshall told Grandstand after greeting fans after the full-time siren. "I made my debut here so to play your last game here it's a bit emotional." It was only after the secondhalf introduction of Curtis Sironen that the Tigers came to life, two quick tries reducing Manly's lead to just 10 points with a quarter of the game to go. They ran out of steam however as Lyon added a penalty goal to take the lead out to two converted tries, Cherry-Evans putting the icing on the cake six minutes from full-time. But the star half-back said it was not all roses for the Sea Eagles. "We let too many tries in tonight and the top two sides, they've beaten sides to nil," Cherry-Evans told Grandstand. "So that's something we've got to work on and something we've got to pride ourselves on a bit more. "Every week's a test and

Parramatta is going to be no different next week and we've got to show that side respect . "We're under no illusions - it's not going to be easy; they've got everything to gain next week so we've got to be on guard." There was one highlight for the hosts with David Nofoaluma producing an effort which will be hard to beat for try of the year - reeling in a handy Marshall chip kick as he flew over the sideline before acrobatically touching down with two hands while upside down. Marshall's deft kick was in contrast to some poor defence, his attempt to stop Steve Matai scoring off a Foran pass comical, while he looked off the pace in a foot race with Lyon for his length of the field effort. Another Anasta drop ball gifted Lyon his second after the re-start as David Williams picked up the crumbs, with his skipper finishing off the 65-metre try. Robbie Farah celebrated his 200th game with a four-pointer which was quickly followed by Tim Simona's blindside dash, but that was the end of the comeback for the home side. "At the end of the day I thought we turned up ready to play," Marshall said. "They're a quality side Manly and they're always going to be tough to beat but I thought we had a chance tonight. “We could have given up there but we came back fighting and in the end we just weren't good enough."

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Aries – March 21 to April 20

Libra – September 24 to October 23

Impulsive Mars and unpredictable Uranus square up on Thursday, which boosts your 'devil-may-care' attitude. But too much hot-headed hastiness could lead to an argument or accident so, if you must take risks, make sure they are calculated [and clever] ones. Saturday's positive Venus/Mars aspects will help you deal with relationship rumbles in a more diplomatic way.

A loved one will continue to surprise you so don't even try to anticipate what they'll do next. With Venus [your ruling planet] visiting your seclusion zone, take a break from the social whirl and spend some quality time with a special person … you. Be inspired by birthday great Kate Bush [born on July 30] “There's an awful lot you learn about yourself when you're alone.”

Taurus – April 21 to May 21 All types of communication are favored this week as you catch up on correspondence via email, texting, tweeting, blogging or snail mail. Some Bulls will fall passionately in love, while others will renew an acquaintance that has lapsed. Saturday is super for socializing and entertaining as you catch up with family, friends and like-minded people within your local community.

Scorpio – October 24 to November 22 Hold onto your seat Scorpio, it's going to be an interesting week as Venus trines Pluto [your ruling planet] this week. So you can expect at least one of the following … compulsive behavior; profound psychological insights; a deep and meaningful conversation with a loved one; or an intense attraction to someone who is oh-so sexy and just a little bit dangerous!

Gemini – May 22 to June 21

Sagittarius – November 23 to December 21

Avoid the temptation to be flash with cash and careless with credit … and don't let a persuasive friend lead you up the primrose path to poverty! Rushed financial decisions now could lead to long headaches later on so slow down and take your time. The weekend is wonderful for social soirees and family functions, as you build bridges with a relative or neighbour.

Strive to be a smart Sagittarian. If you combine being proactive with being practical, then you'll have a pleasant and productive week. But, if you rush and cut corners, you'll just have to re-do things later on. You love shining in the solo spotlight but with Venus visiting your career zone, the more you collaborate with work colleagues, the more successful you'll be.

Cancer – June 22 to July 23

Capricorn – December 22 to January 20

Expect some dramatic disruptions this week Crabs, as Mars and Uranus shake up your personal and professional worlds. When it comes to your job, stay on top of new developments and don't be afraid to adjust your approach if required. Looking for work? You need to think outside the square, and find original ways to present yourself to potential employers.

Saturn is moving slowly through your hopes and wishes zone, which can slow down your dreams … and increase your impatience. It's time to put things in perspective and pace yourself. Be inspired by birthday great President Barack Obama [born on August 4] “If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.”

Leo – July 24 to August 23

Aquarius – January 21 to February 19

This week's stars highlight being passionate and proactive, as you tackle challenges with extra energy and enthusiasm. With the Sun lighting up your sign [until August 23] you'll feel your Lion's roar returning in spades! Others are sitting up and taking notice of what you're doing [which is just the way Leos like it]. Finances are favored … as long as you keep a balanced budget.

Many Aquarians will feel edgy and somewhat eccentric this week, as Mars squares Uranus. You're hungry for change but don't ricochet off in a totally unsuitable direction, and end up throwing the baby out with the bathwater! Incorporating plenty of travel, exercise or outdoor activities into your daily routine will help keep your inner restlessness under control.

Virgo – August 24 to September 23 Has someone slighted you or criticized you unfairly? With Venus visiting your sign [until August 17] take it on the chin Virgo, as you respond with lashings of diplomacy and gallons of grace. And don't waste time worrying about work. If you encounter hassles and hiccups this week, then clear communication will help you sail through any temporary turbulence.

Pisces – February 20 to March 20 Group activities and joint ventures are favored, as you soak up the talent around you. Nurturing the creativity of others brings many personal rewards. Attached Fish – sparks are set to fly with your partner so plan something special. Single Pisceans … romance is in the air, as you feel a deep connection with someone who is incredibly passionate or intensely private.

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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… “Leaps

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Leaps and Bounds (song) "Leaps and Bounds" / "Bradman" is a double A-sided single by Australian rock group Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls released in January 1987. "Leaps and Bounds" is from their debut double album, Gossip (1986). "Bradman" did not appear on a studio album until the international version of Under the Sun (1988). The single reached top 100 in the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart. Due to possible racist connotations the band changed its name, for international releases, to Paul Kelly and the Messengers. In 1997, Kelly was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, at the ceremony Crowded House paid tribute to Kelly and performed "Leaps and Bounds". In October 2003, Xanthe Littlemore covered "Leaps and Bounds" for the tribute album, Stories of Me – A Songwriter's Tribute to Paul Kelly. In 2005, rock music writer, Toby Creswell described two of Kelly's songs: "Leaps and Bounds" and "From Little Things Big Things Grow" in his book, 1001 Songs. For the former, Creswell observed "The grand themes ofhis work are all there – Melbourne, football, transcendence and memory... he is a detail man – the temperature, the location , foliage". On 26 March 2006 Kelly performed at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony in Melbourne, singing "Leaps and Bounds" and "Rally Around the Drum". In February 2009 Patience Hodgson (of The Grates), Glenn Richards and Kelly performed "Leaps and Bounds" at the Myer Music Bowl for SBS-TV's concert RocKwiz Salutes the Bowl. On 29 September 2012 Kelly performed "How to Make Gravy" and "Leaps and Bounds" at the 2012 AFL Grand Final although most of the performance was not broadcast on Seven Network's pre-game segment. BackgroundAfter recording his solo album, Post in early 1985, Paul Kelly established a full-time band in Sydney. It included Michael Armiger (bass guitar, rhythm guitar), Michael Barclay (drums) and Steve Connolly (lead guitar). Bass guitarist Jon Schofield and keyboardist Peter Bull soon joined. Through a joke based on Lou Reed's song "Walk on the Wild Side", the band became known as Paul Kelly and the Colored Girls.Armiger left and the Colored Girls l i n e - u p stabilized in late 1985 as Barclay, Bull, Connolly and Schofield.

Lyrics Leaps and Bounds I'm high on the hill Looking over the bridge To the M.C.G. And way up on high The clock on the silo Says eleven degrees I remember I remember I'm breathing today The month of May All the burning leaves I'm not hearing a sound My feet don't even Touch the ground I remember I remember I go leaps and bounds Down past the river And across the playing fields The fields all empty Only for the burning leaves I remember I remember I go leaps and bounds I remember everything

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Swans beat Tigers by 47 Sydney finished round 18 in third spot on the ladder after a 47-point defeat of Richmond at the SCG on Sunday evening. The Swans struggled early against a fired-up Tigers side but they gradually got the upper hand before clinching their fifth straight victory 16.14 (110) to 9.9 (63). Richmond's defence could not cope with the Swans' tall trio of Kurt Tippett, Jesse White and Mike Pyke, who scored eight goals between them. White (four goals) was on the outer at the club last year, rejected by the Crows in the trading period as a makeweight for a deal for Kurt Tippett to come to the Swans. He has now kicked eight goals in three games since coming back into the side. But he remains in a fierce contest for an ongoing spot as a tall in the Sydney forward line with the likes of Tippett, Pyke, Shane

Mumford, Adam Goodes and long-term injury list player Gary Rohan all trying to fit into the Swans' future plans. White told Grandstand that the move for Tippett had affected his confidence. "The initial thought was I thought it was going to be pretty tough for me," he said. "I had to sit down and see what strengths I brought to the side. "I'm now playing as a sort of half-forward and really enjoying it. "If I can bring my strengths to

the team which I think I'm doing, I'll continue to keep playing (for Sydney)." The Tigers led by 13 points early in the first quarter but that was as good as it got for the visitors, who were tied at quarter time and 15 points down at the main break. When White kicked his fourth of the day a minute before three quarter time, the Swans' lead was out to 34 points. And early goals to Tom Mitchell and Jed Lamb in the final term ensured the Swans were set for a solid win. The Tigers managed to avoid a final-quarter blow-out, but Jude Bolton capped off the day with a goal in the final seconds. Richmond remains on 11 wins for the year, with Hawthorn the team's next challenge in an MCG blockbuster next Saturday.

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Landing a lesson for extreme conditions

World's toughest runway revealed

AirlineRatings .com has s o u r c e d a m a z i n g footage of a fleet of twinengine Let410 a i r c r a f t landing on a remote road in T h e the jungle of location is Chagual Airport, in Peru and the approach D e m o c r a t i c has been captured from the co-pilot's seat. Republic of Congo in Africa. AirlineRatings .com has found what m a y t h e world's most spectacular a n d dangerous approach to a runway.

Aircraft is a 13-passenger twin-engine Beechcraft B200 owned by Lima, Peru based Aero Condor. Chagual airport is located at an altitude of 1879m on a tiny piece of flat land in a river valley between the towering Andes Mountains. The pilot must navigate around rocky peaks before making a sharp left turn to land on the runway. And with sheer cliffs at the far end there is no going around for a second try

After discharging the cargo, the planes are physically turned around on the road for the take-off, which is captured in the video. The LET410 has made a name for itself on the continent of Africa with its remarkable performance into short runways and ability to operate under extreme climatic conditions. It can also take-off from gravel and grass runways.The aircraft is rugged - essential for these types of operations.

Power down Lions to return to top eight In a see-sawing contest the lead changed five times but the home side prevailed 9.17 (71) to 9.8 (62). Port Adelaide had the lion's share of free kicks, awarded 21 frees to Brisbane's 11, and the Power led by 10 points at quarter-time and halftime. A five-goals-to-three third quarter then saw the Lions briefly grab hold of the lead before the Power hit back to hold a four-point margin with a quarter to go. In a tight final term there was no score whatsoever until the 16minute mark, when Brisbane's Daniel Merrett played on after taking a defensive mark in the goal square, and the Power finally scrambled the ball home at the third attempt thanks to Chad Wingard. The Lions' Dayne Zorko missed a kick from just outside 50 a minute later, Sam Mayes missed a set shot with three minutes left and when Power defender Cameron O'Shea marked on the goalline with a


minute to go, the game was Port Adelaide's. Jay Schulz kicked two goals for the Power, while Zorko and Jonathan Brown kicked two each for the Lions. Schulz told Grandstand that difficult conditions and pressure had played their part in the Power's unusual fumbles with the ball against Brisbane. "A little bit of that (pressure) and probably a little bit of conditions as well," he said. "Our kick to handball ratio today wasn't good as well, I think when

our kick to handball ratio isn't right that tends to be when we fumble, because we put each other under pressure a bit when we handball to guys who are under the pump. "That's something we've got to work on, we've got to kick the footy more and get it right because we're a much better side and a much better attacking side when we do that." Schulz praised Wingard, who kicked the initial ball into attack, before running forward and crumbing the ball for the vital opening goal of the final term. "He's a very talented player ... everyone knows he is going to be a superstar for us for the next 10 to 15 years," he said. The Power's win leapfrogs them above Carlton into eighth spot with five rounds left. The loss all but ends Brisbane's season, with the Lions now three games out of the top eight.

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There was a time when Vladimir Putin's macho antics inspired pride among Russians, but many are finding it hard to believe the president's latest stunt catching a huge pike in Siberia. Video footage released by the Kremlin last week showed Putin dressed in camouflage fatigues and sunglasses, fishing, driving a motorboat and petting reindeer in a remote region of Siberia with his prime minister and defence minister. But the images of the 60year-old president hauling in a pike which the Kremlin said weighed 21 kg (46 pounds) proved too much for some Russians to swallow. Within hours, online satirists were questioning whether the incident was staged and whether the pike was really as big as the Kremlin said. "Wonder who planted that fish for Putin to catch," said a caption placed under two online pictures, one of Putin holding the fish and the other showing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev emerging from a river in a wetsuit with a satisfied look. Experienced anglers posted photographs of large pike

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Lewis Hamilton breaks Mercedes duck in Hungarian Grand Prix as Mark Webber recovers to fourth place Lewis Hamilton ended weeks of frustration on Sunday night when he finally won his first race for Mercedes by claiming a dominant textbook triumph in the Hungarian Grand Prix. The 28-year-old Briton led from pole position to the chequered flag, apart from three short spells for pit-stops, as he secured his fourth victory at the Hungaroring in sweltering conditions. The 2008 world champion came home 11 seconds clear of Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus and thirdplaced defending triple world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, who was unable to force his way into second place in the closing laps. Australian Mark Webber finished fourth in the second Red Bull ahead of two-time champion Alonso and sixth-placed Frenchman Romain Grosjean of Lotus, who endured a familiar race of incidents and penalties. Grosjean was later penalised 20 seconds for a clash with Jenson Button but he retained his sixth-place finish.


It was Hamilton's 22nd win of his career and a success that restored him among the challengers for this year's drivers' championship. He is now fourth in the title race with 124 points behind leader Vettel on 172 and Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso on 134 and 133 respectively. "It's an incredible feeling and I'd like to thank all the fans here," said Hamilton. "My team did an incredible job, we studied a lot last night and were hoping the tyres would last. "We had no idea it would go that well, but I was hungry for it today. I was going all out. Usually, I get stuck in traffic, but today I was going for every move I could. I wasn't having any of that. "This has been one of the best and most important wins of my career. "To change teams and to win here for Mercedes Benz. This is a real privilege for me and I hope there are many more to come."

Raikkonen said: "I keep making my life difficult on Saturdays so we pay the price. I had a good car, we did two stops, it was tight with Seb at the end, but we gained some good points in the championship." Vettel, who appeared upset by a brush with the Finn during their duel, said: "It was not the best race. The start was difficult and when Lewis pulled in we thought we could do it on the softs. "But I damaged my front wing which did not help. I tried to hang on in there and tried to fight back with Kimi. I could not get him on the straight. I told Kimi I was not happy, but he was laughing. That's racing." It was the Mercedes team's third win of the season, German Nico Rosberg having won the Monaco and British races. Button came home seventh for McLaren ahead of Felipe Massa in the second Ferrari and Sergio Perez in the second McLaren. Pastor Maldonado delivered the Williams team's first point of the season by finishing 10th. Hamilton's pole was his third in successive races that had seen him unable to exploit the advantage - a spectacular tyre failure at Silverstone wrecking his hopes while leading the British Grand Prix. But this time, in Mercedes' 350th race as engine suppliers in Formula One, he enjoyed some of the luck that had been missing elsewhere to mark his 120th Grand Prix with a well-taken win.

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Reporter sacked for braless confession A television reporter has been sacked after confessing through an online blog she went braless during a live broadcast and refused to do stories about old people. Shea Allen, from a US news station, listed 10 secrets of her job during a video blog titled “Confessions of a Red Headed Reporter”. Read the full list below T h e y o u n g journalist's list included a confession “happy, fluffy rainbow” stories made her “depressed”, she mastered the ability to appear skinnier than she was on camera, she took naps in the news car and cut off recording mid-interview. “If you ramble and I deem you unnecessary for my story, I'll stop recording but let you think otherwise,” she said in the blog. The blog was momentarily taken down after concerns were expressed by her employer but was re-posted with “no apologies” added to the title. A disclaimer was also added to the new blog. "This post was taken down

because I was momentarily misguided about who I am and what I stand for," Allen said. "To clarify, I make no apologies for the following repost. It's funny, satirical and will likely offend some of the more conservative folks. But it isn't fake and it's a genuine look into my slightly twisted psyche." On Twitter, Allen has retweeted praise from fellow users and defended her blog. “Indeed. If I'm going to take a stand on transparency, I gotta tell the whole story,” she said on Twitter.

1. I've gone braless during a live broadcast and no one was the wiser. 2. My best sources are the ones who secretly have a crush on me. 3. I am better live when I have no script and no idea what I'm talking about. 4. I've mastered the ability to contort my body into a position that makes me appear much skinner [sic] in front of the camera than I actually am. 5. I hate the right side of my face. 6. I'm frightened of old people and I refuse to do stories involving them or the places they reside. 7. Happy, fluffy, rainbow stories about good things make me depressed. 8. I've taken naps in the news car. 9. If you ramble and I deem you unnecessary for my story, I'll stop recording but let you think otherwise. 10. I've stolen mail and then put it back. (maybe)

Party pooper ends karaoke with shovel The Village People famously sang the line, "Nobody can stop the music". Well, apparently all it takes is a party pooper with a shovel. Police are looking for a man who was so fed up with the musical talents of guests at a karaoke party in Tully in far north Queensland that he took matters into his own hands. He allegedly entered the Pease Street home just before midnight, smashed the machine with a shovel and left. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 175cm tall with a proportionate build, aged in his 50s with blond and grey hair and a moustache.


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Birth just hours after discovering pregnancy A 41-year-old British woman has given birth to a healthy baby girl just 15 hours after finding she was pregnant. Amanda Ross was shopping with her partner Paul Dean, 53, when she complained of stomach cramps. M s R o s s complained to her doctor of recent bouts of bloating, blaming it on constipation. Her GP referred her to a midwife who told a surprised Ms Ross she was in fact seven or eight months pregnant. Ms Ross, of South Gloucestershire, was sent home to rest but at 1.30am told her husband her stomach was


rumbling and they needed to get to hospital. At South Hospital in Bristol doctors performed an emergency caesarean section. Baby Chloe was born soon after 15 hours after Ms Ross found out she was pregnant.

The shocked new mum said she was still getting used to the idea of having a newborn. The Mail quoted her as saying: "My first reaction when they told me I was pregnant was one of sheer terror. "I thought 'Oh my God', I could have done this 10 years ago but I'm in my 40s. "I had no idea I was expecting there'd been no flutters, no cravings, no kicking, no morning sickness, no kicking, nothing. "We were totally unprepared for a new baby we hadn't even got a cotton bud. “Thankfully our families have been really good, running around to get everything we need."


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Vampire beast strikes again in US Locals in North Carolina believe a legendary beast may have struck again in the United States. A photo of the m a n g y, d o g - l i k e chupacabra was posted online over the weekend after attacks on livestock in Piedmont, North Carolina. Since the legend of the mythical Mexican predator first emerged, there have been reported sightings of the chupacabra all over North and Central America. The Latin American monster is known for attacking livestock, usually goats. After it has maimed its prey, the chupacabra drinks their blood.

The name chupacabra comes from the Spanish 'chupar' (to suck) and 'cabra' (goat). Descriptions over the years include spikes or quills on its back to hairless dogs with fangs and claws. Scientists believe the creatures are merely coyotes infected by parasites after one animal was discovered last July following a fatal attack on

livestock. The first reported sighting was in 1995, when eight sheep were found dead in Puerto Rico with identical puncture wounds to the chest and completely drained of blood. It was their mysterious deaths supposedly spawned the legend of the chupacabra in Latin America. Months later, the creature was allegedly spotted in northeastern Puerto Rico where 150 animals perished. Since then, there have been attacks allegedly carried out by the chupacabra across South and Central America, and even into New Mexico and Texas.

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Australia to face France in three home Tests in 2014 France will play three Test matches against Australia in June next year, the French Rugby Federation (FFR) announced overnight. Philippe Saint-Andre's side, which was beaten three times by the All Blacks on tour this year, will begin against the Wallabies on June 7 in Brisbane - a week after the end of France's domestic Top 14 season. The tourists will then leave for Melbourne for a second tie on June 14, before a third game against new Australia coach Ewen McKenzie's men on June 21 in Sydney, the FFR said.

Les Bleus ran out 33-6 winners against Australia at the Stade de France in Paris last year. But they have struggled away from home, with their most recent victory back in 1990, when Saint-Andre and current backs coach Patrice Lagisquet were part of the team that won 28-19 in

Sydney. France's last visit to Australia was in 2009, when it lost 22-6, also in Sydney. Saint-Andre's team has only won once in eight matches in 2013 and embarassingly finished bottom in the Six Nations tournament last season. It was its first wooden spoon since 1999. France is set to play three internationals in November against world champions New Zealand at the Stade de France on November 9, Tonga in the northern port city of Le Havre on November 16 and South Africa back in the capital on November 23.

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Brisbane Broncos lose Alex Glenn for a month to thumb surgery


Brisbane's desperate fight to stay in the NRL finals hunt has copped a hit with New Zealand international Alex Glenn requiring surgery for a broken thumb. Glenn suffered the fracture in the Broncos' gritty 1816 win over North Queensland on Friday night and faces four weeks on the sidelines. The Kiwis back-rower was booked in for an operation after meeting with a Brisbane surgeon on Monday morning and will struggle to be return in time to have an influence on Brisbane's play-off hopes. Glenn has been among the struggling Broncos most consistent performers and captained the side in the absence of Sam Thaiday during the State of Origin period. While he will miss Friday night's away clash with Newcastle, there are hopes former Queensland Origin frontrower Ben Hannant can return to take on a Knights' pack that will be missing Willie Mason (calf). Hannant has struggled to overcome his own calf injury and had hoped to be back for last week's trip to Townsville before being scratched on match eve. "It's been a hard road for him trying the get back there but hopefully he can be back this week as he can definitely help us out in the middle there," back-rower Matt Gillett said.


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"They've got a big pack... and it all starts in the middle and finishes in the middle so our pack has to get over their pack." Maroons trio Thaiday, Justin Hodges and Corey Parker also missed training at Red Hill on Monday but Gillett insisted they were being rested and would play in Newcastle. Brisbane's two-point win over the Cowboys, stolen with a late Hodges try, kept the club's season alive and took it to within four points of eighth-placed Newcastle. "It was a bit of relief to finally get that win," Gillett said. "It was good fight by our boys. "I think we took a lot of confidence out of that and hopefully we're building something for this week as well." Gillett praised under-20s back-rower Corey Oates' display on the wing, scoring a first-half try and setting up another. "He's a big, tall thing and hard to stop so he was pretty impressive out there," he said.


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Bulldogs too strong for Eagles at Docklands It was a must-win game for the Eagles but, although they started the stronger, the visitors were overhauled by the Bulldogs who finished with a 16.15 (111) to 13.11 (89) victory, the team's fifth of the year. The loss is a devastating blow to the Eagles' already tenuous finals chances, as John Worsfold's men are now three games outside the eight. The home side was stronger across most facets of the game, with the advantage in clearances, stoppages, forward 50 entries and contested possessions. However the Bulldogs trailed for most of the first half before steadying with a five goal to three third quarter which gave them a 14point advantage at the final change. Young gun Luke Dahlhaus made the difference for the Bulldogs, kicking two goals in the second quarter and another two in the third.

When Jarrad Grant scored early in the final term the lead was out to 21 points, and small forward Tory Dickson's third at the four minute mark proved to be the sealer. The visitors pegged the lead back with three late goals, but in the end the Eagles headed west emptyhanded. Bulldogs skipper Matthew Boyd told Grandstand his team-mates had nearly paid for going into their shell in the final term. "We probably were a bit

tentative and went away from taking the game on like we did in the first three quarters," he said. "The senior guys have been through it all before, the younger guys rely on us to get the set-ups right and stay composed. "I thought we were able to do that pretty well out there." Boyd said the win over the Eagles was an important sign of the Bulldogs' development. 'It's really important, especially for such a young group," he said. "Just the belief that we can win games of footy if we play the right way for long enough. "When the bad patches did come we were able to hang in there - I think early in the year we were blown away in those bad patches." Grant and Dickson both finished with three goals, while Josh Kennedy and Josh Hill kicked three each for the Eagles.

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