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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 16 Pages Number 150 5 th Year e-mail: [email protected] online: http://www.internationalbalipost.com. http://epaper.internationalbalipost.com. Price: Rp 3.000,- Page 6 Page 8 I N T E R N A T I O N A L DPS 23 - 32 WEATHER FORECAST Page 13 Continued on page 6 Other than serving as a natural bastion to protect the Southern Bali from various disasters, according to the 1945 veteran Wayan Rugeg, the Benoa Bay area had its own histori- cal value in the struggle for seizing and retaining the independence of the Republic of Indonesia from Bali. “Benoa Bay area is a silent witness and historical milestone for Balinese youth and people in the struggle for maintaining the inde- pendence. This area was one of the bastions of Bali that was very diffi- cult to be penetrated by the enemy’s attack,” recalled Rugeg when met in Denpasar, Sunday (Jul 28). He told that after the proclama- tion of the Indonesian independence on August 17, 1945 the Dutch with the Netherlands Indies Civil Ad- ministration (NICA) wished to re-occupy Indonesia. They tried to occupy and invade various regions of Indonesia, including Bali. At that time, the vessel of NICA anchored at Benoa and its troops were head- ing for Badung. The movements of their vessel and troops got serious attention from the fighters. They were on alert in the region around the Benoa Bay, while some others hid in the mangrove forest around the Benoa Bay. Seeing the geographical con- dition around the Benoa Bay, said Rugeg, the NICA troops cancelled their intention to dock to Bandung. Finally, the troops and vessel of NICA departed to Northern Bali, precisely to Pa- bean, Singaraja. “They (troops of NICA—Ed) finally did not land in Southern Bali or Badung because they feared of being hampered at Benoa Bay and Mangrove forest by young fighters of Bali. That’s why the Benoa Bay was one of the bastions of Bali,” said the veteran born in 1918. On that account, Rugeg was sad as if his conscience was torn when hearing about the reclamation plan at Benoa Bay spreading at the area of 838 hectares with a 30-year concession and could be extended for 20 years. He also firmly rejected the reclamation plan. “Please do not reclaim the Benoa Bay area, do not harm it because it was a bastion to defend the Island of Bali, religion, customs and cultures for the sus- tainable Bali,” said the man from Kerambitan, Tabanan. He also hoped his fellow vet- erans could unite to reject the reclamation. According to him, people formerly fought against the invaders, while today they fought against the leaders that were un- willing to hear the aspiration of Balinese people. IBP/File Photo The view of Benoa Bay can be seen in this photo. Benoa Bay as bastion of Bali Not for destroyed and sold off Bali Post DENPASAR - Conservation of Benoa Bay water area becoming the target of investors to be reclaimed at the area of 838 hectares is actually the only bastion of Bali that naturally protects the Southern Bali region from various disasters such as flood, tsunami and others. Ironically, the region is threatened to be exploited and crammed with buildings and tourist accommoda- tion facilities as planned by PT TWBI having received reclamation permit through the Decree of Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika. Cambodia election challenge raises fears U.S. beat Panama to win CONCACAF Gold Cup Police: $53 million in jewels stolen in Cannes

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    Other than serving as a natural bastion to protect the Southern Bali from various disasters, according to the 1945 veteran Wayan Rugeg, the Benoa Bay area had its own histori-cal value in the struggle for seizing and retaining the independence of the Republic of Indonesia from Bali. Benoa Bay area is a silent witness and historical milestone for Balinese youth and people in the

    struggle for maintaining the inde-pendence. This area was one of the bastions of Bali that was very diffi-cult to be penetrated by the enemys attack, recalled Rugeg when met in Denpasar, Sunday (Jul 28).

    He told that after the proclama-tion of the Indonesian independence on August 17, 1945 the Dutch with the Netherlands Indies Civil Ad-ministration (NICA) wished to

    re-occupy Indonesia. They tried to occupy and invade various regions of Indonesia, including Bali. At that time, the vessel of NICA anchored at Benoa and its troops were head-ing for Badung. The movements of their vessel and troops got serious attention from the fighters. They were on alert in the region around the Benoa Bay, while some others hid in the mangrove forest around

    the Benoa Bay.Seeing the geographical con-

    dition around the Benoa Bay, said Rugeg, the NICA troops cancelled their intention to dock to Bandung. Finally, the troops and vessel of NICA departed to Northern Bali, precisely to Pa-bean, Singaraja. They (troops of NICAEd) finally did not land in Southern Bali or Badung because they feared of being hampered at Benoa Bay and Mangrove forest by young fighters of Bali. Thats why the Benoa Bay was one of the bastions of Bali, said the veteran born in 1918.

    On that account, Rugeg was sad as if his conscience was torn when hearing about the reclamation plan

    at Benoa Bay spreading at the area of 838 hectares with a 30-year concession and could be extended for 20 years. He also firmly rejected the reclamation plan. Please do not reclaim the Benoa Bay area, do not harm it because it was a bastion to defend the Island of Bali, religion, customs and cultures for the sus-tainable Bali, said the man from Kerambitan, Tabanan.

    He also hoped his fellow vet-erans could unite to reject the reclamation. According to him, people formerly fought against the invaders, while today they fought against the leaders that were un-willing to hear the aspiration of Balinese people.

    IBP/File Photo

    The view of Benoa Bay can be seen in this photo.

    Benoa Bay as bastion of Bali

    Not for destroyed and sold off

    Bali Post

    DENPASAR - Conservation of Benoa Bay water area becoming the target of investors to be reclaimed at the area of 838 hectares is actually the only bastion of Bali that naturally protects the Southern Bali region from various disasters such as flood, tsunami and others. Ironically, the region is threatened to be exploited and crammed with buildings and tourist accommoda-tion facilities as planned by PT TWBI having received reclamation permit through the Decree of Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika.

    Cambodia election challenge raises fears

    The New Zealand filmmaker provided a steady stream of updates and photos from the set of the final film, The Hobbit: There And Back Again, on Friday. The second film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, will be released in December, and the finale appears in 2014.

    The director posted pictures of dwarves, crew members and actor Martin Freeman, who plays the protagonist, hobbit Bilbo Baggins. The photo updates began and ended with pic-tures of Jacksons cat, Mr. Smudge. The final photo shows the director and feline cuddling,

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    The first film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, opened in December 2012 and surpassed $1 billion in box-office receipts worldwide.

    Associated Press Writer

    TOKYO Angelina Jolie has made her directorial debut in Tokyo and urged the Japanese audience to join her fight to stop sexual violence at war zones.

    Jolie said she hoped In the Land of Blood and Honey, her first film as writer and director, would inspire the viewers to think further about rape in war. She said she was here also as part of global effort against the problem.

    Jolie was speaking to the audience at a special screening event Monday at the

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    Associated Press Writer

    BEVERLY HILLS, California Weeks before the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedys assassina-tion this fall, a TV network will take an-other look at the killing in a docudrama that suggests a Secret Service agent fired one of the bullets that felled Kennedy.

    ReelzChannels JFK: The Smoking Gun is based on the work of retired Aus-tralian police Detective Colin McLaren and the book Mortal Error: The Shot that Killed JFK by Bonar Menninger.

    McLaren spent four years combing through evidence from Kennedys death on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. He and Menninger also relied on ballistics evidence from an earlier book by Howard Donahue.

    The two-hour docudrama airs Nov. 3 in the U.S., Canada and Australia. It sug-gests that agent George Hickey fired one of the bullets that hit Kennedy. Hickey, who is now dead, was riding in the car behind Kennedys limo that day.

    What were saying is that we believe it was a tragic accident in the heat of that moment, McLaren told the Television

    Critics Association on Sunday.When Lee Harvey Oswald fired his

    first shot, McLaren said Hickey respond-ed by trying to fire back on Oswalds position using his Secret Service-issued rifle. But because he was inexperienced with the weapon and the car lurched forward, McLaren said the shot went awry and accidentally hit Kennedy, who was struck in the neck but quite possibly not fatally wounded by Oswalds second shot. We dont suggest that he was in any way involved in a conspiracy, McLaren said of Hickey.

    Hobbit sequels wrap up filming in New Zealand

    Associated Press Writer

    SYDNEY Peter Jackson has wrapped up filming The Hobbit trilogy and shared pictures of his last day on the set with his Facebook fans.

    AP Photo/Peter Jackson

    In this Friday, July 26, 2013 photo taken and released by Peter Jackson, actor Richard Armitage, left, and two uniden-tified actors stand as they face with a green screen set on the final day of shooting The Hob-bit in Wellington New Zealand.

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    Angelina Jolie poses for pho-tographers before screening

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  • International2 Tuesday, July 30, 2013 15International Activities

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    EvEry Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or Odalan , every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc.

    The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is con-sidered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion.

    The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines.

    In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the umbul-umbul, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up Penjor, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.

    Balinese Temple Ceremony

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    Gianyar (Bali Post)The policies of development

    conducted in Gianyar are eccen-tric. One of them is related to the function conversion of the Kebo Iwa terminal, Gianyar, into a sport center. Though the conver-sion has not been approved by the Gianyar House, the area has even been bulldozed.

    More strangely, the Gianyar House on the one hand having not approved the proposal of the regent on the conversion even has approved the budget of IDR 4.5 billion. It drew a question

    and various opinions related to the policy pursued, including the emergence of a mysterious project cost. On the one hand, the house has not approved the conversion, but on the other hand it has even approved the budget allocation worth billions of rupiahs.

    Up to Sunday (Jul 28), Chair-man of the Gianyar House, Made Wardana, newly inaugurated a few months ago recognized there had been no decision related to the approval of the House over the terminal conversion. He was

    also surprised with the demoli-tion to the terminal area.

    Meanwhile, based on observa-tion at location, the demolition at the Kebo Iwa Terminal had been undertaken to some parts of the building since three days ago. Even, the terminal pathway in the north of the sport building had been leveled with bulldozer.

    In addition, the area in the west of the building or in the east of terminal had also been dredged. Some workers looked to engage in the demolition activities both outside and inside the building.

    A number of existing shade trees located in the eastern part of the terminal were also cut.

    Meanwhile, the Head of the Gianyar Transportation, Com-municat ion and Informatics Agency, Cokorda Gde Agusnawa, said the demolition was carried out in relation to the parking provision for the existing office employees on Jalan Kebo Iwa, including the parents picking up their children at the Bhayangkari kindergarten. This official from Peliatan Palace, Ubud, revealed the demolition was done to fur-

    ther facilitate the employees to park their vehicles. For a while, we have got a report regarding the demolition for the parking lot, he explained.

    Furthermore, he said that with the current condition of Kebo Iwa Terminal being deserted from vehicles was very reason-able to be used for parking space without having to dismantle the parking lot. According to him, the demolition was also carried out in relation to the conversion of Kebo Iwa Terminal into a sport center. (kmb16)

    As happened at Tegal Besar Beach, Negari village, Banjarangkan, the serious abrasion has long taken place. A local resident, Made Mudra, said on Sunday (Jul 28) the abrasion on the beach flanked by Melangit River and Bubuh River had resulted in tens of hectares of farmland to disappear. Previously, the distance of Tegal Be-sar shoreline to settlement was more than two kilometers, but now it is only about a hundred meters. The abrasion has been happening since 20 years ago, said Mudra.

    Most of the eroded lands belonged to local residents, investors and farm-land of local village. The abrasion caused dozens of hectares of land to be buried in the sand so that local residents could no longer cultivate them. Now, the private land only remains its cer-tificate, while the land has been swept away by the abrasion, complained Mudra doing the activities every day on the local beach.

    Mudra and other residents at the location were also disappointed with the attitude of the government accus-ing of the seekers of mosaic stones to

    Land conversion unapproved, Kebo Iwa Terminal even bulldozed

    Only aggravates abrasion

    Tegal Besar residents ask reclamation not to be forcedSemarapura (Bali Post)

    The reclamation plan of Benoa Bay covering an area of 838 hectares really haunts the people living on coastal territory. Since the first, they always scream because the shoreline is increasingly eroded by massive abrasion. Unavoidably, the plan has made people on the coastal territory increasingly anxious. According to residents, the reclamation at Benoa Bay will only exacerbate the coastal damage due to stronger abrasion in Klungkung area coastline.

    be the cause of the severe abrasion. Actually, it was kindled by a lot of wrong policies made by provincial and county governments taking no consideration on the environmental impact. One of them was the reclama-tion policy at Benoa Bay. He added from his experience at sea, the aver-age ocean currents along the coast in Klungkung were indeed quite strong, so that the waves on local beach often turned ferocious and destroyed the beach. As happened on Tegal Besar Beach, the abrasion had broken the pathways to private lands of residents and investors. Then, they had become river channel. Tens of meters of the coastal levees had broken. Majority of local residents working as fishermen also lost their land formerly used for parking boats.

    Another resident, Dewa Aji Bad-ing, also expressed similar opinion. The Benoa Bay reclamation plan made him curious as if the government did not see the abrasion having happened before. Moreover, the Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, insisted on continuing the reclamation plan.

    If the reclamation was carried out, he believed the Tegal Besar Beach would be damaged by a greater abrasion. The Balinese have an axiom that water will always run to lower location. Its very worrying. Tegal Besar Beach will be getting more damaged, said Dewa Aji. Therefore, he hoped the reclamation plan of Benoa Bay should be canceled so that the other counties are not affected. Residents of Tegal Besar hamlet working every day as the seekers of mosaic stones hoped that relevant agencies could immediately take steps to save and protect the Tegal Besar Beach.

    The abrasion in Klungkung was fairly severe. The data on the coastal condition obtained from the Klung-kung Public Works indicated if the beach damage caused by the abrasion in Klungkung County dominantly happened in Nusa Penida. With the coastline totally spreading along 48,500 meters, around 13,550 meters were prone to abrasion and so far had not been handled. Such condition was often complained by local headmen, like the Headman of Ped, Kutampi,

    and Batununggul to Suana. Unluck-ily, the severe damage could not be adequately addressed as requiring a considerable budget.

    Other than Nusa Penida, three other subdistricts, namely Banjarangkan, Dawan and Klungkung equally faced the same problems. In Banjarangkan subdistrict, the Tegal Besar Beach, Lepang and Sidayu had the coastline of 4,000 meters where 3,000 meters of which had been eroded by the abrasion

    and not been handled. Similar condi-tion also occurred in Klungkung sub-district along 1,400 meters from Watu Klotok to Jumpai Beach with a length of 2,500 meters. Then, in Dawan subdistrict the abrasion occurred on Kusamba, Gunaksa and Pesinggahan Beach along 900 meters of the total length of 4,000 meters. Among the total damage due to coastal abrasion, only 9,129.96 meters had been ad-dressed. (kmb31)


    A woman is looking for stones on tegal Besar Beach

  • 3Tuesday, July 30, 201314 InternationalInternational Bali NewsTechnology Tuesday, July 30, 2013

    Bali PostSINGARAJA - The interest of

    farmers in growing Virginia tobacco dropped dramatically this year. One of the reasons is the increasingly ex-pensive land lease.

    Based on information collected at location on Sunday (Jul 28) mentioned that the farmers being desperate to grow tobacco already started planting the seedlings. The land having been planted with seed-lings was in Sukasada, Buleleng and other areas. However, the land area cultivated was much less than last years planting season.

    Seedling transplantation was once hampered by rain, so that many seedlings rotted because the land was waterlogged by rainwater. Even, the planting was delayed due to the impact of adverse weather.

    Secretary of the Indonesian To-bacco Farmers Association (APTI) Buleleng, Agung Adnyana, when asked for his confirmation justified

    the decline of tobacco acreage this year. He said the total land area planted with tobacco in Buleleng last year reached 1,000 hectares. This year, it diminished to only 396 hectares. The decrease this year would automati-cally have an impact on the decline in dried tobacco production that was ready to be purchased by company. We do not know what to do because farmers do not dare to bear a loss and the capital needed is large enough to grow tobacco, he said.

    According to Agung, based on his observation the decline in the tobacco acreage in Buleleng occurred due to several factors. One of which was the price of land lease used to cultivate tobacco plantation rose sharply this year. Last year, the lease price was IDR 15 million per 100 square meters and then rose to IDR 18 million per 100 square meters.

    Interestingly, the increase in land lease happened in Sukasada subdis-trict, precisely at Subak Uma Panji.

    The area was indeed very potential for tobacco cultivation. The land owner compared the land lease to the sale of rice when the field was planted with rice. In contrast, the land lease even declined in the other region compared to the last years planting season. He exemplified, at certain area the price of land lease was formerly IDR 18 million per year and then decreased to IDR 16 million. Even, there was a price at IDR 12 million per 100 square meters. The lower land lease price was usually less potential to be planted with tobacco and not strategic. Other then the increasing lease price over the past year, the price of LPG used to dry the tobacco crops also increased. Currently, the price of LPG with the content of 50 kg was IDR 654,000. Meanwhile, last year the similar size was only IDR 384,000. Thats the condition, so that desperate farmers armed with sufficient capital will dare to plant. Meanwhile, the others chose to stop their farming business, he added. (kmb)

    If the plan is related to the pro-motion of tourism potential, it will be better to highlight Bali in terms of traditional aspect, not to adopt the tourism from other countries for Bali, explained IB Raka Wiryanata, an ag-ricultural entrepreneur and observer, Sunday (Jul 28).

    According to him, so far the agriculture had been a major sup-porter for tourism in Bali, especially for tourists coming to enjoy the natural beauty of Bali. On the other hand, he assessed the investment in agriculture in Bali sourcing from government funds and investors stayed very low. Lack of investment in the agriculture in Bali causes the results of development to be enjoyed by capital owners through tourism businesses utilizing the agriculture as an attraction, he explained.

    This candidate of the Bali Regional Representative Council (DPD RI) said that to develop Bali should be accompanied with maintaining the agricultural sector, rather than just be-ing focused on tourism. Moreover, the reclamation at issue claimed to protect the environment, but actually there


    Young Muslims read the Koran at a mosque in Denpasar on Indonesias resort island of Bali on July 24, 2013. In-donesia Muslims celebrated the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk.

    Bali development may not ignore agricultural sectorBali Post

    DENPASAR - The utilization and development plan of Benoa Bay water with unclear designation is also criticized by a number of agricultural actors. Aside from being inappropriate with the Tri Hita Karana concept, the coastal reclamation is also deemed ineffective to keep the nature of Bali, but it tends to side with personal interests.

    IBP/Eka Adhiyasa

    A farmer looking at a ricefield that facing drought problem. The agriculture had been a major supporter for tourism in Bali, especially for tourists coming to enjoy the natural beauty of Bali. On the other hand, the investment in agriculture in Bali sourcing from government funds and investors stayed very low.

    were disguised business interests.One of the traditional aspects of

    Bali reflected through the agricultural sector is the distinctiveness of Bali that must be protected and not owned by other countries. Even, the result of this sector can be enjoyed by local community. I will agree to build and maintain Bali without reclamation, but through the development in the agricultural sector, he said.

    IB Raka being famous for his green movement through the plant-ing of thousands of candlenut trees explained that tourism sector in Bali would not develop well without the agricultural sector. For example, it had been showed by Thailand and Vietnam where they could not be developed without the agricultural sector. Actu-ally, Bali also had the same potential as both countries, but the potential to attract tourist arrival and nature Bali was less favored.

    Travelers are bored with hotels and entertainment as the supporting facilities that will be offered in the coastal reclamation. They (tourists) will tend to spend holidays to the other countries and enjoy their tradi-

    tional uniqueness, he said.He added that so far the invest-

    ment in the agricultural sector in Bali could not draw the interest of people as a promising potential. It could be

    seen from local citrus growers faced with pest constraints to selling prices drop, where there was no apparent attempt of the government to ad-dress the problems. Similarly, coffee

    farmers were suggested to pick the red bean, but with the current price drop there was absolutely no effort from local government to tackle the problem. (kmb28)

    Expensive land lease, Virginia tobacco land narrows

    Samsung Electronics Co., the worlds largest smartphone maker, reported record profit for a sixth straight quarter on Friday. But the result still disappointed investors who expected Samsung to book even higher earnings after the Galaxy S4, its latest iteration of the flagship smartphone, was launched in April. The handset scored 10 million sales in the month after its launch.

    Samsungs division that makes and sells handsets, smartphones and tablet computers has been the mo-tive force behind the South Korea companys run of bumper profits, with Galaxy smartphone shipments jumping every quarter. In the three months ended June 30, the division contributed two-thirds of the com-panys entire operating profit.

    Samsung, which does not dis-close its smartphone sales figures, is estimated by research firm IDC to have shipped 72.4 million smart-phones in the April-June quarter, compared with Apples 31.2 million iPhone sales. Samsungs second

    Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTO The familiar exteriors of astronauts spacesuits often hide all of the ingenuity and mechanics that are built inside the suits, which were first imagined as wearable spacecraft.

    Now a new art exhibit, Suited for Space, opening Friday at the Smithsonians National Air and Space Museum, highlights the cre-ativity behind the suits that allowed humans to explore the moon and aspire to fly farther from Earth.

    X-ray images and photographs show the suits in intricate detail, said space history curator Cathleen Lewis. The museums X-rays are the first such images ever created to study, conserve and research the nations spacesuits.

    You dont realize what a com-plex machine these are, Lewis said. But the X-rays of Alan Shep-ards Apollo spacesuit and a 1960s prototype allow visitors to see beyond what is visible to the naked eye, through the protective layers

    of the suit to see the substructures that are embedded inside.

    The exhibition traces the evolu-tion of the spacesuit from the early high-altitude test flight suits of the 1930s to the dawn of the space age with Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle missions.

    While technology drove much of the suit design to maintain an airtight barrier to the vacuum of space and to protect from solar radiation, fashion aesthetics of the time also played a role, Lewis said. The original Mercury seven astronaut suits were unique from all others with a silvery coating to introduce Americas space explor-ers to the world.

    NASA had a demand to cre-ate the astronauts into a whole new corps, a non-military corps. So here was an opportunity to dress them in a new uniform ... that evokes sensibilities of that Buck Rogers imagination, she said. All of these guys, the en-gineers, they grew up on science fiction. They fed it with their

    ideas, and they were consumers of it at the same time.

    Curators are working to find ways to preserve spacesuits be-cause some materials are decom-posing, discoloring or becoming rigid some 50 years after they were created.

    The spacesuit show is travel-ing to 10 cities, moving next to Tampa, Florida, Philadelphia and Seattle through 2015.

    Two companion exhibits at the National Air and Space Museum also highlight 50 artworks of about 550 new items added to the Smith-sonians growing space art collec-tion over the past decade. They include portraits of astronomer Carl Sagan and astrophysicist Neal deGrasse Tyson, and a photograph of first female shuttle commander Eileen Collins by photographer Annie Leibovitz.

    The museums art collection includes 7,000 paintings, draw-ings, prints, posters and sculptures. Curators have been working to add more contemporary and concep-

    tual art over the past 10 years.Chief Curator Peter Jakab said

    art helps people reflect on aero-space achievements and the hu-manity imbued in each machine.

    Albert Watson, a photogra-pher known for his portraits of celebrities, such as Steve Jobs, and of fashion, took a break in 1990 to photograph space-suits and other artifacts. More recently, he donated two large-scale prints of an Apollo glove and boot to the museum.

    Watson said he was captivated by the thought of suits that trav-eled in space and came back covered with moon dust.

    When you deal with celebri-ties every day or super models every day and fashion people every day, there is always a nice escape to go into still life, he said. As a child, I loved science fiction. I always remember argu-ing with my father about rocket ships. He said man will never go into space, he said, because what goes up must come down.

    Samsung emphasizes components as smartphones peakAssociated Press Writer

    SEOUL, South Korea Samsung plans to plow a record pile of cash into its semiconductor and display panel businesses, hop-ing to reduce reliance on sales of high-end Galaxy smartphones that are poised to peak after two years of blistering growth.

    AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

    An employee of Samsung Electronics holds the Galaxy S4 LTE-A smartphones at a showroom of its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 5, 2013.

    quarter smartphone sales were dou-ble what it sold in the final quarter of 2011, an indication of how fast the company expanded its business and outpaced rivals.

    But investors who once cheered the explosive sales growth now fret that consumer appetite for top-of-the-range smartphones is close to being sated. Cutting-edge features have lost some of their luster as there is now a wide choice of new devices with equivalently fast pro-cessors, powerful cameras and crisp roomy displays.

    Emerging markets remain a source of growth but the middle classes in such countries flock to cheaper smartphones that are less profitable for manufacturers such as Samsung and Apple Inc. They also face additional competition from Chinese companies that specialize in affordable handsets.

    Samsungs share price has dropped 14 percent since January, cutting $30 billion from its mar-ket value. Robert Yi, senior vice president of investor relations

    at Samsung, blamed global eco-nomic conditions that prompted foreign investors to pull funds from Asian financial markets including South Korea.

    But many analysts said weaker-than-expected sales and profit from Galaxy smartphones is the key factor behind the tumbling share price. Analysts including those at

    JP Morgan Chase cut their sales forecasts for the Galaxy S4 by more than 20 percent in June, predicting shipments would weaken after the first quarter it was on sale.

    AP Photo/Mark Avino, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    This handout image provided by the Smithso-nian National Air and Space Museum shows a 1964 A4-H Universal helmet, showing in the x-ray ball bearings in the neck ring that allowed the helmet to move right and left with-out restriction, part of a new art exhibit at the museum entitled: Suited for Space,opening Friday that highlights the creativity behind the suits that allowed humans to explore the moon and aspire to fly further from Earth.

    Space art eyes creativity in tech at Smithsonian

  • Bali News International4 Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Tuesday, July 30, 2013 13International RLDW

    The challenge by opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who returned from exile last week to campaign for his Cambodia National Rescue Party, comes despite his partys relative success in Sundays poll-ing, in which the opposition made its biggest gains in years.

    Provisional results from Sun-days voting showed the opposition capturing 55 of the 123 seats in the National Assembly. Prime Minister Hun Sens Cambodian Peoples Party won 68 seats, or a majority of 55 percent.

    Rainsy - who had earlier vowed mass protests if the voters will was denied - called for an independent

    investigation into allegations that as many as a million people may have been deprived of their right to vote, among other irregularities.

    He said the challenge was not a bargaining chip to get into govern-ment but instead a sign that his party was interested in rendering justice to the Cambodian people to ensure that the will of the Cam-bodian people not be distorted or reversed.

    The rejection of the results raised the specter that Cambodia might return to a previous pattern of post-election instability that has several times led to political gridlock and turned violent.

    If the opposition party boycotts the assembly, it may be impossible for Hun Sen to legally form a gov-ernment.

    Rainsy did not specifically threaten a boycott, but election experts pointed out that the con-stitution says a quorum of 120 as-sembly members is needed to open a parliamentary session, raising the possibility that an opposition boy-cott could leave the country without a fully functioning government.

    Cambodia faced a similar situ-ation most recently after its 2003 election, when Hun Sens party failed to win enough seats to legally form a government on its own. The deadlock was broken only after 11 months and violence in the streets. But Hun Sen faced a divided op-position then, while his opponents this time are united. Other polls in recent decades have been followed by confrontations and violence.

    Associated Press Writer

    BANGKOK Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailands eastern sea despite continuous attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline, officials said Monday.

    Tourists on Samet island were warned to stay away from the beach marred by inky globs as hundreds of workers in white jumpsuits labored to scrape the sand clean and remove the oil from the water.

    About 50 tons of oil spilled into the sea off Rayong province Saturday morning after a leak sprung in a pipeline operated by PTT Global Chemical Plc, a sub-sidiary of state-owned oil and gas company PTT Plc.

    Streaks of crude oil about 300 meters (984 feet) wide have marred the shore of Prao Bay on Samet Island, one of the most popular beach destinations among Thai and foreign tourists in the Gulf of Thailand, Rayongs dep-uty provincial governor Supeepat Chongpanish said on Monday.

    He said authorities have closed down the bay as 300 workers are working to remove the oil from the white beach and from the waters.

    The top priorities right now are to get rid of the oil on the sand and the seawaters, and to make sure the spill doesnt spread to other shores, Supeepat said. This is a very beautiful, white, sandy beach, so we want to make the spill go away as soon as pos-sible.

    Known for its quieter scene and serene beach, Prao Bay is blackened by waves of oil slicks that lashed at the shore.

    The black waves started roll-ing in since last night and by the morning the beach was all tainted with oil, Kevin Wikul, the assis-tant front desk officer of a resort in Prao Bay, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. We have advised our guests against going near the beach and some of them have asked for early check-outs.

    The nearby area has been de-clared a disaster zone by provin-cial authorities, and those affected by the spill will receive immediate assistance.

    The company said it detected the leak when the crude oil from a tanker moored offshore was be-ing transferred to the pipeline, 20 kilometers (11 miles) away from delivery at the refinery in Map Ta Phut, one of the largest industrial estates in Southeast Asia.

    Associated Press Writer

    ROME - An Italian tour bus plowed through several cars before it crushed through a sidewall of a highway bridge and plunged into a ravine, killing at least 38 people, authorities said Monday.

    Rescuers wielding electric saws cut through the twisted wreckage of the bus looking for survivors overnight, and state radio quoted a local police chief as saying the bus driver was among the dead.

    The bus lost control near the town of Monteforte Irpino in Irpinia, a largely agricultural area about 40 miles (60 kilo-meters) inland from Naples and about 250 kilometers (160 miles) south of Rome, hit-ting several cars before plunging some 30 meters (100 feet) off a viaduct on Sunday night. Traffic on the stretch was slowed due to road work, officials said.

    It was not immediately clear why the bus driver lost control of the vehicle, but prosecutors were investigating technical

    problems and had ordered an autopsy on the driver.

    A reporter for Naples daily Il Mattino, Giuseppe Crimaldi, told Sky TG24 TV from the scene that some witnesses told him the bus had been going at a normal speed on the downhill stretch of the highway when it suddenly veered and started hitting cars. Some witnesses thought they heard a noise as if the bus had blown a tire.

    The bus was carrying a group of weekend holidaymakers from the Naples. The group

    had arrived from small towns near Naples at a hotel at a the thermal spa on Friday af-ternoon, and had spent the weekend visiting the spa and an early home of Padre Pio, a late mystic monk popular among Catholics, Michele Montagna, the manager of the hotel told Sky TG24.

    Relatives visited a make-shift morgue in a middle school to identify the dead on Monday. The bus, meanwhile, was towed from the site to be examined for possible malfunctions.

    Bus crash in southern Italy kills 38 people

    Thailand resort beach blackened by oil spill

    AP Photo/The Nation-AtcharaIn this photo taken Saturday, July 27, 2013, cleaning vessels clear the oil after about 50 tons of crude oil was leak from a pipe spilled into the sea off Rayong province, eastern Thailand.

    Cambodia election challenge raises fearsAssociated Press Writer

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodias opposition leader on Monday rejected the results of a weekend election showing a win for the long-time ruling party, raising fears of post-poll instability and set-ting the stage for a new showdown with Prime Minister Hun Sen.

    AP Photo/Heng Sinith

    Villagers try to overturn a military police car near a polling station at Stung Meanchey district, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, July 28, 2013.

    Negara (Bali Post)

    Child Protection Agency (LPA) Bali asked the Jembrana Police to investigate the allega-tion of human trafficking case in Jembrana. The Bali Child Protection Agency through its Chairperson Nyoman Masni wrote a letter to Jembrana Police related to the insistence.

    Through the letter No.56/LPA/K/VII/2013, the LPA urged police to prioritize the allegation of the underage children prostitution involving a foreign national. In the letter dated July 19, 2013, was mentioned the apprehensiveness of the LPA Bali related to the human trafficking. Moreover, the National Commission for Child Protection (PA) had come down to Jembrana.

    Chairman of National Commission for Child Protection, Aris Merdeka Sirait, was mentioned to have made coordination with the LPA Bali to obtain accurate information related to the matter, especially child protec-tion in the face of the law. The LPA urged the Chief of Jembrana Police to quickly uncover the case completely either through a process of inquiry or investigation in appropriate with the authority and applicable regulations.

    Child prostitution interrelated to the trans-mission of HIV/AIDS among teenagers. In addition, the information on the quite fast

    HIV/AIDS transmission rate in Jembrana also became the apprehensiveness of the LPA.

    Other than being sent to the Jembrana Police Chief, the letter was also sent to Bali Prosecutor Office, Governor of Bali, Chair-man of Commission IV of the Bali House and Chairman of the National Commission for Child Protection.

    Jembrana Police Chief, Komang Sandi Ar-sana, through the Unit Chief of Criminal Detec-tive, Aris Purwanto, told journalists that his party had carried out an investigation to the alleged human trafficking case since the beginning of last year. However, police were hampered by the lack of victim report so that the investigation was not intensively made. According to him, the Jembrana Police had also arrested one of the pimps of the teenagers called Mrs. Desak. He said that approximately six girls were involved for the purpose of prostitution. After examina-tion to the six girls, only two girls admitted if Mrs. Desak was their liaison.

    As for precaution, Jembrana Police had also gathered the hoteliers in order they selectively received guests especially related to the under-age children. When having no identity card, they should not be accepted. His party also hoped the community to inform if there were human trafficking victims. (kmb26)

    Point of the fire was first no-ticed around 1:00 p.m. Initially, the landfill assistants considered it an ordinary cloud of smokes from the piles of waste in the northeast corner. Half an hour later, the fire continued to spread and grow up to the northwest corner. To avoid any casualties, the officers immediately requested the assistance to fire-fighter. Three units of fire brigade were deployed to location.

    The officers moved quickly in three squads. A squad extinguished the fire on the west side, while the rest on the east side. We received a report from the landfill attendant around 1:30 p.m. Since the fire was large enough, we assigned three squads of fire brigade, said the Head of Tabanan Fire Brigade, Suardi, amidst the operation to extinguish the fire.

    Hot weather and strong winds

    made the officers troublesome to put out the fire. After struggling for nearly two hours, the fire could be extinguished. The remaining was only a small puff of smokes from under the piles of garbage. Ear-lier, the fire flared and sparked thick smokes, said Suardi. The smokes were very harmful to people at the surrounding area. Moreover, the wind blew strongly and led the smokes to peoples settlement. Luckily, the fire could be quickly extinguished.

    Suardi suspected the flames were kindled by hot temperatures due to a pile of garbage. Due to hot weather, the hotspot appeared and continued to enlarge. The fire has repeatedly oc-curred but the hotspot was at different location, he explained. Position on steep cliff also complicated the officers to extinguish the fire. Although there were no casualties, the fire last Sunday drew the attention of residents.

    A number of personnel of Ker-ambitan Police also came down to location. As observation of Bali

    Post, the pile of garbage at the Mandung landfill was really high. It was dominated by plastic consid-

    ered to be prone to trigger hotspots. Besides, it could also be triggered by hot weather. (kmb30)

    Denpasar (Bali Post)

    Creating condition operation held by Denpasar Police and the staff on Sunday (Jul 28) targeted a number of entertainment venues in Denpasar and surrounding areas. As a result, one of the nightclubs namely the Bali Angle Karaoke on Jalan Setiabudi, Kuta, was raided. Meanwhile, the officer arrested six couples and a number of local em-ployees, including the manager. The nightclub disguised as a karaoke en-tertainment spot, but it was alleged to provide plus services.

    Apart from the Angle Bali Karaoke, police also raided other entertainment venues such as the DeeJay Cafe and Bibir Cafe. However, police got nothing from both locations. Chief of Criminal Detective Unit of Denpasar Metro Police, Encep Syamsul Hayat, said the raid was made in relation to creating favorable condition. In other words, his party tar-geted the nightclubs considered disturb-ing the public.

    The operation is led by the Division Head of Operations of the Denpasar Metro Police. It starts from 01:00 a.m. until 04:00

    a.m., said Chief Encep. He explained that previously his party established two teams. The first team targeted the streets, while the second team targeted nightclubs. At DeeJay Cafe and Bibir Cafe, his party could not find anything. Then, in Angle Bali Karaoke, we arrested six couples of commercial sex worker and their clients and a number of employees, he said.

    When conducting the raid to Angle Bali Karaoke, his party immediately came into the karaoke rooms and checked them, including the execution of commercial sex workers (PSK). From a number of rooms examined, six couples were known to be inside. Even, those couples were in a nude condition. Apparently, some couples have just been having sex, while the others just began, he said.

    The six couples of commercial sex worker, a number of employees and Manager of the Angle Bali Karaoke were taken to Denpasar Metro Police for an interrogation. Chief Encep added that the six nasty couples would be charged with misdemeanor article. Meanwhile, the manager would be charged with the article of providing a nasty place or becoming a pimp, added Chief Encep. (kmb21)

    LPA sends a letter to policeUrge to prioritize allegation on human trafficking

    Angle Bali Karaoke raidedAlleged to provide plus

    service, six couples arrested

    Overloaded, Mandung landfill catches fire againTabanan (Bali Post)

    Alleged to have been overloaded, the landfill at Mandung hamlet, Sembunggede village, Kerambitan, caught fire again on Sunday (Jul 28). The fire was the umpteenth time at the landfill belonging to the Tabanan County. Although there were no casualties, the incident could make firefighters (PMK) Tabanan distraught because the fire was quite large and led to a warehouse.

    IBP/FileThe fire brigade is trying to put out the fire which happen at Mandung hamlet, Sembunggede village, Kerambitan, Tabanan

  • Bali News Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5InternationalTuesday, July 30, 201312 International

    Bali Post DENPASAR Online new student

    enrollment (PPDB) for public schools in Denpasar failed to create transparency and enforce the applicable provisions. As indi-cation, many unqualified students were ac-cepted in public schools outside the online admission system namely through unlawful practice alleged to be filled with the prac-tice of corruption, collusion and nepotism (KKN). As a result, the public school ex-ceeded the allotment, while private schools lacked of new students and suffered great losses. It was stated by Chairman of the Private Schools Council (BMPS) Bali, Ida Bagus Gede Wiyana.

    Frustrated with the government looking indifference to the suspicion of corruption in the new student enrollment, the BMPS had affirmed to monitor the problem and report the allegation to the Indonesian Ombudsman of Bali Representative. We will report it to the Ombudsman because the new student enrollment is suspected to be filled with corrupt practices, affirmed Wiyana.

    According to him, the spirit of online new student enrollment was great for creating transparency. If the students did not meet the minimum grade require-ments, they could not go to public school. However, the reality was inversely pro-

    portional. He accused the government of violating its own appeal regarding the allotment of student in public schools. Many public schools across Bali, primar-ily in Denpasar, exceeded the allotment specified in the technical guidelines on the implementation of new student enroll-ment of Denpasar Municipality for the Academic Year 2013/2014 issued by the Denpasar Education Agency.

    In the guidelines, he added, had been specified the capacity of public schools where each class maximally consisted of 32 students. Allotment of every public school in Denpasar from junior to senior high/vo-cational school had been set up. However, from the data collected by the BMPS, all public high schools in Denpasar surpassed their allotment. Even, some public schools should establish afternoon classes due to abundant students. Allegedly, it happened because the public schools received new students beyond the official online enroll-ment. The BMPS also presumed if there were corruption, collusion and nepotism practices, where one of which was bribery beyond the online new student enrollment. Actually, excessive allotment in public schools occurred throughout Bali, but the most serious was in Denpasar, said Wi-yana doubling as Chairman of the Central Dwijendra Foundation, Denpasar.

    Such condition, added Wiyana, caused material losses to private schools that had prepared quality teachers and adequate infrastructure. In reality, the number of students in private schools drastically dropped due to the tricks committed by public schools.

    New student admission through il-legal track in public school did not only have an impact on private schools, but also on the internal public schools. At public school, an unfair competition will occur among the students passing through official track or online student enrollment and those passing through the unofficial track, said Wiyana.

    The infringement against the online enrollment was inseparable from weak supervision by relevant agency. Even, it was alleged if there was collusion among the relevant parties to infringe the rules. There should be an independent trustee that oversees the online new student en-rollment. The fact, the online enrollment has been made failed due to the inability of the government and related school to implement the system. Do not let this problem drag on. This classic problem always occurs each year. Unfortunately, there is no courage of the government, in this case the Education Agency, to resolve the problem, he said. (kmb29)

    Most participants argued, other than destroying the environment, the mega project planned to be built at Benoa Bay would marginalize the genuine products of Bali. Besides, the development gap would also be getting wider and wider between the regions and villages.

    First Assistant to the Dean of the Fac-ulty of Economics and Business, Udayana University, I Gusti Wayan Murjana Yasa, said if the government was wrong in designing the development, the impact would surely occur in 15 to 25 years to come. So far, the development in Bali is rather odd and seems to have no clear direction. Actually, the direction must have been properly designed from the beginning. Similarly, when designing the population aspect, any negligence or wrong design and plan will have a fatal impact in the future, he said.

    According to him, the urbanization rate in Bali was very high, and mostly occurred in Southern Bali. Based on the data of urbanization he had, the period of 2000 to 2010 showed a growth of about 10 percent. The 49.74 percent of the urbanization in 2000 then rose to 60.21 percent in 2010. Generally, the migrants looking for job opportunities are not only from villages but also from other cities, he said.

    He said if the reclamation plan making new tourist destination was really imple-mented and accompanied with the establish-ment of new growth center, then the popu-lation would be focused at the location. In other words, the social impact raised would exceed the economic impact obtained.

    The Dean of the Faculty of Econom-ics, Mahasaraswati University Denpasar, Wayan Sujana, also assessed that so far the leaders and policy makers tended to make decisions without conscience, without moral and had no intention to bequeath something excellent to next generation.

    Meanwhile, Secretary of the Indone-sian Farmers Union (HKTI) of Bali Chap-ter, Dewa Nyoman Sudita, was furious to the policies taken by the government, particularly in the matter of Bali develop-ment. So far whatever the development policy undertaken had never touched the agricultural sector. Like the reclamation plan at Benoa Bay, as if the agricultural sector was set aside. When wishing to develop tourism, why does the govern-ment not build it based on the concept of cultural tourism that can encourage the rural household to provide tourist accommodation? The impact will be far more than the making of more modern facilities, he explained. (kmb28)

    Leader tends to ignore moral Bali Post

    DENPASAR - Development of Bali has lost its way. The leaders or policy makers are considered to only implement the de-velopment strategies that do not promote moral because their power is systemic. AS revealed in the discussion with the theme Supporting Capacity of Southern Bali in Denpasar, the academicians provided their perspectives regarding the reclama-tion plan or the dredging to the waters at Benoa Bay area covering 838 hectares and the implications for the future of Bali.

    IBP/Yudi KarnaediOnline new student enrollment (PPDB) for public schools in Denpasar failed to create transparency and enforce the applicable provisions. As indication, many unqualified students were accepted in public schools outside the online admission system namely through unlawful practice alleged to be filled with the practice of corruption, collusion and nepotism (KKN).

    New student enrollment alleged to be unfair

    Associated Press

    FRANKFURT Shares in Siemens AG are up modestly as the company prepares to part ways with CEO Peter Loescher, who disap-pointed shareholders by failing to meet profit targets.

    Shares in the company traded up 0.8 percent at 80.33 euros in morning trading Monday. Even so, Siemens share price is still down almost 4 percent since last Thursdays announcement that the company would miss its profit margin target. They were trading at 83.62 euros on July 24, the day before the announcement.

    On Saturday, Siemens said its board of directors would decide this Wednesday on Loeschers departure and choose another executive as president and CEO.

    Siemens makes industrial machinery such as power generation and transmission equipment, high-speed trains, and medical diag-nostic machines

    Survey data exclusive to The As-sociated Press points to an increas-ingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and poor and the loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend.

    The findings come as President Barack Obama tries to renew his administrations emphasis on the economy, saying in recent speeches that his highest priority is to rebuild ladders of opportunity and reverse income inequality.

    Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among that racial group about their families economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987. In the most recent AP-GfK poll, 63 percent of whites called the economy poor.

    I think its going to get worse, said Irene Salyers, 52, of Buchanan County, Virginia, a declining coal region in Appalachia. Married and di-vorced three times, Salyers now helps run a fruit and vegetable stand with her boyfriend, but it doesnt generate much income. They live mostly off government disability checks.

    Four out of five in US face near-poverty, no work

    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON Four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

    While racial and ethnic minori-ties are more likely to live in pov-erty, race disparities in the poverty rate have narrowed substantially since the 1970s, census data show. Economic insecurity among whites also is more pervasive than is shown in government data, engulf-ing more than 76 percent of white adults by the time they turn 60, ac-cording to a new economic gauge being published next year by the Oxford University Press.

    The gauge defines economic insecurity as experiencing un-employment at some point in their working lives, or a year or more of reliance on government aid such as financial assistance to purchase food or income below 150 percent of the poverty line. Measured across all races, the risk of economic inse-curity rises to 79 percent.

    Its time that America comes to understand that many of the nations biggest disparities, from education and life expectancy to poverty, are increasingly due to economic class position, said William Julius Wilson, a Harvard professor who specializes in race and poverty.

    He noted that despite continuing economic difficulties, minorities have more optimism about the fu-ture after Obamas election, while struggling whites do not.

    There is the real possibility that white alienation will increase if steps are not taken to highlight and address inequality on a broad front, Wilson said.

    Sometimes termed the invisible poor by demographers, lower-in-come whites are generally dispersed in suburbs as well as small rural towns, where more than 60 percent of the poor are white. Concentrated in Appalachia in the East, they are also numerous in the industrial Mid-west and spread across Americas heartland, from Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma up through the Great Plains.

    More than 19 million whites fall below the poverty line of $23,021 for a family of four, accounting for more than 41 percent of the nations destitute, nearly double the number of poor blacks.

    Still, while census figures provide an official measure of poverty, theyre only a temporary snapshot. The numbers dont

    capture the makeup of those who cycle in and out of poverty at different points in their lives. They may be suburbanites, for example, or the working poor or the unemployed.

    In 2011 that snapshot showed 12.6 percent of adults in their prime working-age years of 25-60 lived in poverty. But measured in terms of a persons lifetime risk, a much higher number 4 in 10 adults falls into poverty for at

    least a year of their lives.The risks of poverty also have

    been increasing in recent decades, particularly among people ages 35-55, coinciding with widening income inequality. For instance, people ages 35-45 had a 17 percent risk of encountering poverty during the 1969-1989 time period; that risk increased to 23 percent during the 1989-2009 period. For those ages 45-55, the risk of poverty jumped from 11.8 percent to 17.7 percent.

    In this photo taken Friday July 12, 2013, shows the Salyers pro-duce stand in Council, Va. Four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic secu-rity and a vanishing American Dream amid rising incidences of hardship among whites.







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    AntaraKUPANG - One of 160 yachts

    from 150 countries, participating in Sail Komodo 2013, arrived from Darwin, Australia, at Tedis beach in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), on Mondahy, official said.

    The yacht with five crew members departed from Darwin on Saturday, July 27 at 11 am local time and arrived at Tedis beach at 5 am Central Indonesia Standard Time (WIT), the head of promotion at NTT Depart-ment of Tourism and Creative Economy, H.A. Haris, said here

    on Monday.He said all yachts were ex-

    pected to arrive in Kupang on Tuesday but it depended on the weather condition.

    We hope the weather is good so that the all yachts, participating in Sail Komodo, will be able to ar-rive here on Tuesday, Haris said, adding that the participants from 150 countries would be in Kupang for four days to visit various tour-ism attractions in the area.

    On August 4, 2013 Vice Presi-dent Boediono will flag off the yachts from Kupang to start the rally with different stopovers

    at all districts across East Nusa Tenggara province.

    He said the yachts were di-vided into two routes, namely northern passage that would cover Belu, Kalabahi, Lembata, Larantuka,

    Maumere, Ende, Nagekeo, and Riung; while the southern passage would cover Rote Ndao, Sabu Raijua, Waingapu, Waikelo, and Borong.

    All the yachts will end up in Labuan Bajo in September for the apex of the event that will be attended by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, he said.

    Law enforcement officers should free and rid themselves of any political deal. Your moral re-sponsibility to the people is really great, the President said on his twitter account on Monday.

    He called on bureaucrats, politicians, non-governmental organizations and the press not to put pressure on law enforce-ment officers. Let the law and justice speak.

    State what is wrong is wrong and what is right is right. Dont invert it, he said.

    There had been many com-plaints from the public about trial by the press, he said.

    That is wrong. It is only judges who can decide cases in the court. The content of BAP (police investigation report) is also often leaked to the media and widely known by the pub-lic. That is a secret document and consequently, justice is dis-turbed, he said.

    The President said court verdict and justice are universal and there-fore, if a court verdict is not accurate it will come under the spotlight.

    Judges decisions are often considered unfair. I believe court is universal. If the verdict is not accurate it will come under the spotlight, he said.

    Agence France-Presse

    TOKYO - Suzuki Motor plans to invest a total of 100 billion yen in Indonesia as Japanese automakers increase their presence in Asia, reports said Sunday.

    The small-car maker has decided to spend 60 billion yen ($610 million) to build a new assembly plant in Indonesia, according to the Nikkei newspaper and other media.

    It will come on top of a 40-billion-yen investment mainly to build a new engine plant just outside the Indonesian capital Jakarta, which Suzuki announced last year, the Nikkei said.

    With the combined 100-billion-yen investment, Suzuki plans to create a comprehensive system to produce passenger vehicles, from lightweight, fuel-efficient engines to final assembly.

    The planned production hub, expected to come online in 2014, will increase Suzukis production capacity in Indonesia from its current 150,000 cars to 200,000 cars each year, with a view to further expansion, the Nikkei said.

    Japanese automakers have steadily expanded their presence in Southeast Asia, which has become a key consumer market due to its growing middle class and as a source of cheap workers.

    Suzuki already has an extensive operation in Asia outside of Japan, producing more than half of its 2.88 million vehicles in the region in the fiscal year to March 2013, the Nikkei said.

    Suzuki officials could not be reached immediately for comment.

    AntaraJAKARTA - National Police

    (Polri) Chief Gen Timur Pradopo has said two third of its overall 400,000 personnel would be de-ployed to ensure the 2013 Idul Fitri, or Lebaran security.

    Polri has 400,000 personnel now and two third of them will be deployed to ensure Lebaran secu-rity including the mass exodus, starting from August 1-17, 2013,

    Pradopo said here on Monday. He noted that Polri would

    stage an alert ceremony the Na-tional Monument (Monas) square and all police personnel across the country should follow it up.

    Pradopo explained that the main security operation would be concen-trated on the movement of Lebaran holiday travelers from Jakarta to Central Java, East Java, Lampung, South Sumatra and North Sumatra.

    Related to governments call for the public to avoid traveling on motorcycles, the national police chief said Polri would support the provision of trucks, ships, and trains to carry the motorcycles and their riders free of charge.

    The motorcycles and their riders will be carried by free trucks, ships, and trains in our effort to reduce traffic jams and traffic accidents, Pradopo said.

    President asks all parties to respect legal processAntara

    JAKARTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on all parties to respect legal process in order to meet the pub-lics sense of justice.

    Suzuki Motor to build new plant in Indonesia

    Sail Komodo first yacth arrives in Kupang

    AP Photo/Heri Juanda

    Muslim women browse for headscarves at a market in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, Monday, July 29, 2013. National Police (Polri) Chief Gen Timur Pradopo has said two third of its overall 400,000 personnel would be deployed to ensure the 2013 Idul Fitri, or Lebaran security.

    Two third Polri personnel to ensure Lebaran security

    The hotel in the sweltering French Riviera was hosting a temporary jewelry exhibit over the summer from the prestigious Leviev diamond house, which is owned by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev.

    A police spokesman said the theft took place around noon, but he could not confirm local media reports that the robber was a single gunman who stuffed a suitcase with the gems before making a swift exit. The spokesman spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter on the record.

    The luxury Carlton hotel featured prominently in Alfred Hitchcoks To Catch a Thief, which starred Cary Grant as a reformed burglar chasing a jewel thief. It is situated on the exclusive Promenade de la Croisette that stretches a mile and a half (2.4 kilometers) along the French Riviera, and is thronged by the rich and famous throughout the year. The hotels position provides not only a beautiful view of the sea but also an easy getaway for potential jewel thieves along the long stretch of road.

    Its a huge theft. Anytime you talk about a heist with many millions of dollars it turns heads and feeds the imagination, said Jonathan Sazonoff, U.S. editor for the Museum Security Network website and an authority on high-value crime.

    He said the likelihood of re-covering the stolen diamonds and

    jewels is slim, because the thieves can easily sell them. The fear is, if youre dealing with high-qual-ity minerals, its hard to get them back, Sazonoff said. They can be broken up and so they can be easily smuggled and sold.

    The valuable gems were sup-posed to be on public display until the end of August. It was not im-mediately clear how many pieces were stolen. Leviev, in a brief statement, said: Company officials are cooperating with local authori-ties investigating the loss and are relieved that no one was injured in the robbery.

    Several police officers were placed in front of the Carlton exhibition room - near a Cartier diamond boutique - to prevent the dozens of journalists and photog-raphers from getting a look at the scene of the crime.

    Hotel officials would not com-ment, and attempts to get comments from Leviev or his company were not immediately successful. Europe has been struck by several brazen jewelry thefts in recent years, some of which have involved tens of mil-lions of dollars in treasure.

    On Feb. 18 in Belgium, some $50 million worth of diamonds were stolen. In that heist, robbers targeted stones from the global diamond center of Antwerp that had been loaded on a plane headed to Zurich. Authorities have since detained dozens of people and re-covered much of the items stolen in that operation.

    Five years ago, in December 2008, armed robbers wearing womens wigs and clothing made off with diamond rings, gem-studded bracelets and other jewelry said then to be worth $108 million from a Harry Winston boutique in Paris.

    Also in 2008 - in February of that year - in a scene reminiscent of the movie The Italian Job, masked thieves drilled a tunnel into a Dami-ani jewelry company showroom in Milan, Italy. They tied up the staff with plastic cable and sticky tape, then made off with gold, diamonds and rubies worth some $20 million. The robbers had been digging for several weeks from a building un-der construction next door.

    Cannes appears to be a favorite target this year - in May it was struck by other two highly pub-licized jewelry heists during the Cannes Film Festival. In the first theft, robbers stole about $1 mil-lion worth of jewels after ripping a safe from the wall of a hotel room. In the second, thieves outsmarted 80 security guards in an exclusive hotel and grabbed a De Grisogono necklace that creators said is worth 2 million euros ($2.6 million).

    Sazonoff said it is normal for robbers to gravitate to a place like Cannes, whose glimmering harbor and glamorous film festival at-tract the worlds rich and famous. Why do thieves target Cannes? Its simple ... On the Cote dAzur, its where the monied people flow, he said.

    Reuters BAGHDAD - Car bombs ripped through busy streets and

    markets in Iraq on Monday, killing at least 60 people in predomi-nantly Shiite areas in some of the deadliest violence since Sunni insurgents stepped up attacks this year.

    The 17 blasts, which appeared to be coordinated, were con-centrated on towns and cities in Iraqs mainly Shiite south, and districts of the capital where Shiites live.

    Militant groups including al Qaeda have increased attacks in recent months in an insurgency against the Shiite-led government as a civil war in neighboring Syria heightens sectarian tensions.

    The violence has raised fears of a return to full-blown intercom-munal conflict in a country where ethnic Kurds, majority Shiites and Sunni Muslims have yet to find a stable way of sharing power. In Baghdads Shiite stronghold of Sadr city, police and witnesses said a minivan drew up to a group of men waiting by the side of the road for day work, and the driver told them to get in before detonating an explosive device in the vehicle.

    The driver asked laborers to get into the van, then he disap-peared and minutes later the truck exploded, flinging the labor-ers bodies back, said Yahya Ali, a worker who was standing nearby.

    Somebody tell me please why poor laborers are targeted? They want only to take food to their families!

    Mondays attacks underscore deteriorating security in Iraq, where nearly 4,000 people have been killed since the start of the year, said violence monitoring group Iraq Body Count. In July, more than 810 people were killed in militant attacks.

    A view of the Carlton hotel, in Cannes, southern France, the scene of a day-

    light raid, Sunday, July 28, 2013.

    Police: $53 million in jewels stolen in Cannes








    Associated Press Writer

    PARIS - A staggering 40 million euro ($53 million) worth of diamonds and other jewels was stolen Sunday from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, in one of Europes biggest jewelry heists in recent years, police said. One expert noted the crime follows recent jail escapes by members of the notorious Pink Panther jewel thief gang.

    Wave of car bombings target Iraqi Shiites, killing 60

    Come on our fellow veterans, we must speak out and fight to reject the reclamation. Bali may not be marred by investors and the authorities neglecting the social, cultural and histori-cal values of Balinese society, he concluded.

    Similar opinion was delivered by a senior figure of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Tabanan, Putu Surata. The man born in 1930 also absolutely rejected the reclamation plan of Benoa Bay. Even, he also urged the Governor of Bali to revoke the decree on the reclamation permit because it was born accompanied with a lot of viola-tions against the rules and did not involve the participation of Balinese community. If the decree was enforced, Balinese people needed to unite and reject it.

    If really wishing to prosper the society, the reclamation must be discontinued as it will only torment people. Governor shall be responsible for the issuance of the decree and im-mediately revoke it. Otherwise, people should unite to oppose it, he said while adding that Bali should not be sold off to investors. What is Bali Mandara? How about our Tri Hita Karana? Bali may not be sold off to investors, he said in a tone of exasperation.

    This former legislator of Tabanan House in 1987-1992 also supported the measure taken by the community leader of Badung, Nyoman Sentana, who reported the allegation of bribery and corruption indications in the Benoa Bay rec-lamation permit to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). We hope the Commission to promptly investigate and prosecute the case. Do not be silenced, he said.

    Surata that had got involved in raising the PDI-P Tabanan from the beginning also advised the party cadres to keep fighting for the aspirations of Balinese people and refused the reclamation. Should there be any members of the Bali House from the PDI-P receiving a bribe from investors, they had to be dealt with firmly and even be fired. The PDI-P cadres must not catch a cold. We must keep fighting to refuse the reclamation, he said. (wid/dgk)

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  • Tuesday, July 30, 2013 7SportsTuesday, July 30, 201310 InternationalInternationalDestination


    Soka Beach is located 40 km from Den-pasar or 25 km west of the city of Tabanan, right on the Denpasar-Gilimanuk road sec-tion. Soka Beach has beautiful scenery and is great for a place to rest or stop over. On

    this beach lies a large pot of rock and an old kitchen belongs to Kebo Iwa as mentioned

    in the popular local legend.

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    Soka Beach

    Although Hamilton remains some distance behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel - 48 points behind in fourth - his win Sunday at the Hun-garian Grand Prix was the third for Mercedes in the past five races.

    I am very hopeful this could be a real turning point for us, Hamil-

    ton said, with team principal Ross Brawn adding that it certainly feels like we have made a good step forward. The two-time former champion Alonso has slipped to third overall, behind Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen.

    With nine GPs remaining in the

    season, Hamilton still has an out-side chance of catching Vettel be-cause Mercedes has been fastest in qualifying - Hamilton has clinched the last three poles and Mercedes six of the past seven overall.

    I know the guys are working hard so that we can close the gap, Hamilton said. The only thing that has been letting Mercedes down is race durability and tire manage-ment. But those doubts were some-what assuaged after Sundays win and the team should be in buoyant mood for Spa on Aug. 25.

    If Mercedes continues to com-

    bine reliability and speed as Ham-ilton did so well, Vettel may have to watch his back.

    It is only halfway through the season and our rivals have been consistently competitive while we have experienced some ups and downs, Mercedes executive direc-tor Toto Wolff said. We are still the underdogs right now, but we are on an upward trend.

    Vettel is much better off than he was at the same stage last season, when he was chasing Alonso and clinched his third straight title on the last day.

    We can be pretty satisfied with how its gone so far, the Red Bull driver said. The car runs good on any type of track and Ive had only one DNF (did not finish). Having more points than last year at this time can only be positive.

    Ferrari was Red Bulls expected main rival this season, but Mercedes is now ahead in the constructors championship, and Hamilton is only nine points behind Alonso.

    Since winning the Spanish GP in front of his home fans on May 12, Alonso has managed only two podiums. On Sunday, he was fifth.

    Associated Press Writer

    STANFORD, California - Do-minika Cibulkova avenged one of the worst losses ever in a WTA Tour final, outlasting Agnieszka Radwan-ska 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Bank of the West Classic on Sunday.

    Seven months after failing to even win a game against Radwanska in the Sydney final, Cibulkova came out aggressively and put the top-seeded Radwanska on the run. The third-seeded Cibulkova overcame two service breaks in the final set - both on double-faults - to win the final four games.

    The Slovak sealed the match on the fifth championship point with a backhand, crosscourt winner. She fell to the hard court and covered her face in celebration as her father, Milan, ran out of the stands to give her a hug. He got a little bit emo-tional, she said, smiling.

    The victory gave Cibulkova her third career singles title and first win against Radwanska in four attempts. Radwanska, ranked No. 4 in the

    world, fell to 12-5 in WTA finals.The Polish star started the year

    by winning back-to-back tourna-ments at Auckland and Sydney, where she crushed Cibulkova 6-0, 6-0. It was the first whitewash in a final since November 2006 and only one in Cibulkovas career. The rematch had a far different feel from the start.

    Cibulkova won the opening game on her serve, pumping her fist after flicking a forehand down the line. That confidence, which she admitted wore down in the weeks following Radwanskas rout, never relented despite several setbacks.

    Radwanska ran back and to her right to extend her arm for an over-head winner to break Cibulkova at 3-2. She also hit a forehand winner down the line for another break to take the first set.

    Radwanska showed almost no emotion throughout another sun-splashed day on the Stanford cam-pus. But Cibulkovas frustration never simmered, either - even draw-ing laughs from the crowd when she

    playfully slapped a ball away once with her hand after a point - and she positively pumped her fist and shouted at every chance.

    After losing the first seven break points she earned, Cibulkova began going for more winners and finally came through. She crushed a back-hand return at Radwanska that went unreturned to go ahead 4-3 and take the second set.

    But Cibulkova double-faulted long to go down 3-1 in the final set, then immediately broke back with a flurry of all-or-nothing shots that Radwanska couldnt handle. Cibulkova double-faulted again - this time long - to hand Radwanska a 4-2 lead, only to force Radwanska to net a forehand for a fourth consecu-tive game with a service break.

    With a chance to serve out the match at 5-4, Cibulkova nearly crumbled. She sailed forehands long on her first three championship points, then held off a service break before coming up short chasing a crosscourt volley by Radwanska on the fourth championship point.

    Hamiltons title hopes

    renewed heading

    into breakAssociated Press Writer

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - As the Formula One season takes its mid-season break, Lewis Hamilton goes into the rest period with renewed hope that he can launch a late title challenge. Fernando Alonso, meanwhile, is still trying to figure out how to get more consistency from his Ferrari.

    AP Photo/Petr David Josek

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamil-ton, center left, of Britain and

    Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, center right, of Germany cel-

    ebrate with team Hamiltons vic-tory of the Hungarian Formula

    One race at the Hungaroring racetrack near Budapest, Hun-

    gary, Sunday, July 28, 2013.

    Cibulkova outlasts Radwanska to win at Stanford

    AP Photo/George NikitinDominika Cibulkova holds the winners trophy after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the finals of the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament on Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Stanford, Calif.

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    Brek Shea broke through with the only goal of the game in the second half to give the United States their first Gold Cup title since 2007 and make up for back-to-back defeats to Mexico in the last two finals.

    While they were thrilled with the result, the Americans hope it is also a springboard to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Hopefully this is just the beginning for a lot of us, Landon Donovan told reporters. We want to be a part of the bigger picture. This is not the end.

    The win was the 11th in a row for the United States and came without manager Juergen Klins-

    mann, who was serving a one-game suspension after being ejected in the semi-finals. The United States had outscored their opponents 19-4 in their five games leading up to the final but Panama, who eliminated Mexico in the semi-final, proved a serious test for the home side at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    The United States had much of the possession but were unable to make it count until the 69th minute when Donovan set up the game-winner for Shea.

    Donovan, who was named the tournaments most outstanding player, has played his way back into Klinsmanns plans and finished

    the Gold Cup with five goals, to tie team mate Chris Wondolowski and Panamas Gabriel Torres.

    U.S. midfielder Stuart Holden exited the match with a knee injury during the first half. Holden has a history of knee problems that includes multiple surgeries.

    Panamas Jaime Penedo, who al-lowed just four goals in five games, was named the tournaments top goalkeeper for the second time.

    We were all hopeful, we all wanted to win, said Panama coach Julio Dely Valdes. But we all go away feeling we gave it our all. I said I wanted to walk away from the Gold Cup feeling good, and I do.

    AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

    United States players celebrate with the trophy after United States defeated Panama 1-0 during the CONCACAF Gold Cup final match at Soldier Field on Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Chicago.


    STOCKHOLM - Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer saved two penal-ties and substitute Anja Mittaga scored the winner as Germany beat Norway 1-0 to win an eighth European womens soccer cham-pionship in Stockholm on Sun-day. It was their sixth consecutive success and a fourth European final victory over Norway, who also had a goal ruled out for off-side in a tight, tense encounter in front of a crowd of 41,301 in the Swedish capital.

    I havent really realised what weve achieved, Angerer said. There was so much energy and stress in the game today. Again, it was a fantastic team perfor-mance. Underdogs Norway pressed Germany from the start, and missed a golden opportunity to go ahead on the half-hour mark when Trine Ronning missed a spot-kick after Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi was penalised for pushing Cathrine Dekkerhus in the back.

    Ronning fired straight down the middle, but despite diving

    to her left, Germany captain