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Garuda Invited to Resume
The Galaxy Hotel
The Galaxy Hotel is a hotel and dance club located
Flights to the U.S.A.
in the heart of trendy Seminyak on the exotic FAA Offers Technical Indonesia."
island of Bali. The magnificient Seminyak Beach, Assistance to Indonesian Minister Numberi said the
renowned for it’s rolling surf and legendary Government and Garuda to U.S. invitation will facilitate
sunsets is only five minutes away. The Hotel is
ideally situated just twenty minutes drive from the Help Restart Flight Service Garuda's possible return to U.S.
airport and close to all the main shops and vibrant to the U.S. West Coast. airspace and fulfill the airline's
nightspots. Bisnis Indonesia reports desire to recommence long-haul
that the U.S. Government has services.
Our Rooms: The Minister said he hoped
Our Air Conditioned rooms are decorated with invited Garuda Indonesia to re-
graceful furnishings. Each has an ensuite
bathroom with bathtub or shower and hot and
cold water, free wireless internet, and is equipped
Kuta Weekly open its long-abandoned direct
flights between
the U.S.A. and
Garuda would use this opportunity
in accordance with
its overall strategic
with fridge and television.

Our Swimming Pool:
This Week Indonesia with
assistance from
plan for route and
business
development.
Check out tropical swimming pool - day or the U.S. Federal
The CEO of
night - immediately adjacent to our open air dance
floor. Page Aviation Agency
(FAA).
Garuda
Garuda,
Satar,
Emirsyah
told the press
Our Bar & Night Club
Join the friendly atmosphere at our stylish cocktail
bar & lounge club. Dance to upbeat vibrant sounds
Current News 1 - 13 terminated its
flights to Los
that his airline
prioritizing
was
Europe in
their plans to
brought to you by our resident DJ as you relax in
our cozy armchairs and sofas. Sports News 14 - 17 Angeles in mid-
1998 that recommence long-
operated on a haul flights. The
Accommodation:
* Free Wireless Internet
Horoscopes 24 route that
traveled in both
Indonesian national
carrier will resume
* 16 Rooms (Air Conditioned)
*
*
3 Rooms (Fan Only)
Swimming Pool
Crossword 25 directions
between Jakarta -
service to
Amsterdam in June
* Lounge & Bar 2010 and the
*
*
Spa
Parking Area
Sudoku 25 Bali - Biak -
Honolulu - Los Angeles.
consider flying
earliest they might
to the U.S.A. would
The Minister of
*
*
*
Laundry
Bank Money Changer
Car Rental
Joke Corner 26 Transportation for Indonesia,
Freddy Numberi, told the press
be 2012.
Despite the reluctance of
* Diving School

“Standard” Room Facilities:
It’s All About Bali 28 that the U.S. invitation was
delivered by U.S. Ambassador to
Garuda's
to the
CEO to start flying again
U.S.A., the Director General
of Civil Aviation, Herry Bakti S.
*
*
*
Air Conditioned
Color Television
King / Twin Bed
What’s On 29 Indonesia Cameron R. Hume
after Indonesian aviation was Gumay,
carrier to
urged
start
the Indonesian flag
flying to the U.S.A. in
moved from a cautionary category
*
*
Mini Mar
Hot & Cold Water Sanur Info 31 II rating to the more exemplary
category I rating. Said Numberi,
2011
FAA
and wants
technical team
Garuda
to
to invite the
undertake
Daily : 180.000 Rupiah*
Weekly : 990.000 Rupiah*
Monthly : 3.000.000 Rupiah*
World News 18 - 40 "this offer looks to be a good
opportunity for Garuda and all of
the needed audits that will permit an
Indonesian flag carrier to once
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SPORT PROGRAMS @Kuta Townhouses Barmaid Michelle Chantelois says she had affair with
Premier Mike Rann
FOR THIS WEEK A FORMER Parliament political correspondent Mark Riley estranged husband, Mr Rann said:
Jl. Poppies I, Pasar Agung, Kuta, Bali House barmaid has gone public conducted four separate interviews "Sasha knew about everything. She
with claims of a sexual with Ms Chantelois in Adelaide on knows about everything, about the
Ph : (0361) 761 464, Fax : (0361) 755 998 relationship with South Wednesday that produced 11 hours friendship, of the past."
E-mail: info@kutatownhouses.com Australian Premier Mike Rann. of tape. He described Ms Chantelois
www.kutatownhouses.com In a paid interview with the In a segment of the as a "terrific person, great mother,
Seven Network's Sunday Night interviews broadcast on Seven's and she became a friend".
program, to be aired tomorrow Today Tonight last night, when "When she left Parliament

Wed-Sat, 25-28 Nov 2009 night, Michelle Chantelois said her
torrid affair with Mr Rann had
involved sex in his Parliament
asked why she had decided to go
public, Ms Chantelois, who is
believed to have also negotiated
House we stayed friends," he said.
"My wife was very aware of her."
Riley said the claims by Ms
House office on several occasions with 60 Minutes, said: "It's not Chantelois of a sexual relationship
6.45 am Pakistan Cricket 1st Test Day 2-5 when parliament was sitting. Mr
Rann faces a state election next
March.
something that I like to discuss on a
public level but in my case I'm at
the point where I feel like I have to
with the Premier were "supported by
corroborating evidence" that he was
unable to divulge. He described her
Super Sport PAKISTAN vs NEW ZEALAND The Premier's office last
night flatly rejected the claims of a
come clean. I'm tired of the lies and
I'm not holding it in any more."
as a "credible witness".
Mr Rann first met the US-born
sexual relationship and a Ms Chantelois said she was Ms Chantelois when she worked at a
spokesman said Mr Rann was not proud of her conduct, calling it high school in his electorate of
11.45 am Indian Cricket Jaypee Cup Test Day 2-5 very concerned for his family, The
Australian reports.
"embarrassing".
Body: "I'm taking
responsibility for my own bad
Ramsay in Adelaide's north. The
friendship blossomed when she got
"We'll watch the program as job as a waitress in the state
Super Sport INDIA vs SRI LANKA and issue a statement afterwards,"
the spokesman said. "We'll see
behaviour and Mike Rann should
take responsibility for his own
parliament bar and dining room.
Mr Phillips sent several letters
how badly they beat this up." behaviour," she said. to Mr Rann and his wife in 2004-05,

Friday, 626-30
Thurs-Mon, Nov Nov
20092009 Mr Rann's links with Ms
Chantelois have been the subject
of intense speculation since her
Ms Chantelois detailed how
a near-decade-long friendship with
Mr Rann became an intimate
blaming the Premier for the break-up
of his marriage to Ms Chantelois.
Telephone records show Ms
estranged husband Richard relationship. Chantelois sent more than 200 text
Australian Cricket Wayne Phillips was charged with Mr Rann married Sasha messages to the Premier's personal
7.45 am assaulting the Premier with a Carruozzo in July 2006. mobile phone between March 2004
3Mobile Test Series 1st Test Day 1-5 rolled-up magazine at a Labor
Party fundraiser in September.
Asked about the
relationship with Ms Chantelois
and October 2005.
Super Sport The Seven Network's chief following the alleged assault by her
AUSTRALIA vs WEST INDIES Facebook smile costs woman her benefits

Friday, 27 Nov. 2009
A Canadian woman has some showing her celebrating
learned that Facebook her birthday, sunbathing and
can be a double-edged enjoying a male strip-tease show
sword after an insurance at a Chippendales bar.
company cut her health Based on these postings,
8.00 pm South Africa Cricket 3rd O D I benefits, claiming she
was healthy after seeing
pictures of her smiling in
the firm claimed Ms Blanchard
was no longer depressed.
Manulife declined to
Super Sport SOUTH AFRICA vs ENGLAND a bikini at the beach.
Nathalie Blanchard,
comment on the incident but said
in a statement that "we would not
29, took long-term sick deny or terminate a valid claim
Sunday, 29 Nov. 2009 leave from her job at IBM
in Bromont, Quebec, more
than a year ago for severe
the payments had dried up, the
solely based on information
published on websites such as
company said that she was Facebook".
depression. But the company admitted
"available to work, because of
3.30 pm South Africa Cricket 3rd O D I She was receiving
monthly benefits from her
insurance company, Manulife.
Facebook".
She told Canadian
that it uses such information to
learn more about its clients.

Super Sport SOUTH AFRICA vs ENGLAND But when Ms Blanchard
called Manulife to inquire why
television that Manulife cited
several pictures she had posted
on her Facebook page, including
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Jacko 'moonwalk' glove sells for over $380,000 Bali All Right Way
nights usually after a few sherbets I a problem once I fumbled around to
THE rhinestone-encrusted glove sold this weekend by
glove worn by pop icon Julien's has a special claim to jump in the sack with the aircon flat find my torch and the rest of the night
Michael Jackson for his first fame as the one worn when out and sleep like a baby under the was spent drinking coffee and chain
"moonwalk" dance in 1983 Jackson first performed his rugs. Over the last few weeks I smoking on the back patio in the
sold Saturday for $US350,000 instantly cult "moonwalk" dance. have woken up a few times in a dark.
($380,683) at a frenzied Darren Julien of Julien's pool of sweat as the aircon has Now I'm not a stupid man
auction in New York. Auction said the golf glove stopped working, and in my sleepy (Just ask any Kiwi) and apparently I
The sparkling piece of originally cost about $30. state wondered out the front to the can look at some website that clearly
pop history, customised from a Jackson had it adorned Hello again punters, It's meter board thinking the switch has tell me when my power is going to be
simple left-handed golf glove still with Swarovski crystals and wore been a great week in Bali for most
marked Made in Korea, was the tripped only to be confronted with a turned off and for what reason and for
it in a televised concert marking of us, and we should be thank full
climax of an auction featuring Motown's 25th anniversary switch that is in the “on” position as how long it's going be turned off, but I
that we are able to live or visit the power has been turned off to seem to never get a chance when the
more than 70 items from the late during which he performed Billie
singer's career. here as we do. This week I would our little village again. power is on to check it out. The
Jean and unveiled the sliding,
Including commission, backward steps of the new like to welcome “BJs” to the Now the first time this website is www.baildiscovery.com
the glove's final, pre-tax price times the estimated price and often dance. paper and do hope you all give happened, I awoke and thought it's just search the site and it has all
was ($456,819.66) The presale at least 10 times over, with bidders "This was his most him a call should you have an “up” got to be the switch has tripped, So outage time tables (apparently). Each
estimate at the Music Icons sale from Australia, Dubai, France, Hong historical performance... It was and “coming” need for his I've jumped out of bed in the total time the power goes out I think “now
by Julien's Auctions in New York Kong and Japan competing by his first performance of products. Thank you Jason for
had been for the glove to go for telephone or internet with the darkness, feeling sweaty and hot why didn't I go and buy that damn
'moonwalk.' He performed it in your support and I believe the
a modest $43,506 $65,259. raucous, highly excited crowd in the his kitchen at home two nights and just that little bit grumpy and generator on the bypass and work
readers will get on board and help made my way to the front door to with a Balinese electrician to get it
But with Jackson mania room. before," Julien's said.
A black jacket decorated you get your business “up” and
surging five months after his Jackson died on June 25, sort out the switch. Now most wired into my house” I will one of
death, frenzied bidders from with multiple zips and buckles that aged 50, at his rented mansion in “running”. We have all felt the nights I leave the door open to the these days.
around the world and at the Jackson wore for his 1987-1989 Los Angeles after an overdose of weather get just that little bit hotter bedroom that leads into the rest of I understand that once this
Hard Rock Cafe in New York's Bad World Tour - his first as a solo prescription drugs. lately sorting its self out for the the house, provided I have no apparent scheduled maintenance is
Times Square sent the price artist - sold for $244,724 before The singer revolutionised rainy season which is almost upon guests or friends staying with me, done there will be a lot less power
rocketing. commission, leaving the estimated the pop music industry and us, and with the hot weather
Bidding for the glove price of up to $10,9400 in the dust. But for reasons unknown, Yes you outages on the island and that all our
created some of the world's comes the lovely nights beneath
opened at $10,940, immediately A fedora hat estimated to go biggest hits, but he also had a guessed it folks, the bastard was simple lives will be that little bit better
the fan for some, or like myself, closed on this particular night. So as a consequence, it's just a pain
shot to $131,291, reached for just a few thousand dollars troubled personal life and was
ended up going for $23,928. Even a the aircon. I have always heard I've walked head long into the when it actually catch's you off guard
$240,700 within another minute, accused on several occasions of
and kept on going. simple signed photograph of the abusing small children. people call the wet season the bedroom door. Ok swearing and the and the aircon stops working while
Huge bids Jackson Five sold for $1,740, way He remains big business “Silly Season” and wondered why, overwhelming desire to smash the I'm trying to sleep.
Other memorabilia sold above the under-$500 estimate. in death. however I guess I'm going a bit door aside, I've made my way out
included sparkle-encrusted A special glove This Is It, the behind-the- crazy as I am now working as a the front to the meter board, PS: Does anyone have a
shoes and socks, portraits of Jackson regularly added a scenes movie of Jackson's fight referee each Friday night.
Charlie Chaplin drawn by single glove to his costume in reached for the switch and spare chair for me at the beach as
preparations for a comeback Last week it was Ferret in one
Jackson as a child, an concert or in his ground-breaking concert planned before his collected the sharp edge of the little there seems to be a shortage, and
corner and Hollywood in the other. twisted wire seel they put on these what's the scoop with the curfew?
autographed shirt, a 1985 music videos, and many are in the death, raked in more than
Was the funniest thing I have seen
Mercedes, handwritten letters, hands of collectors. $217.53 million in its first two switches with the side of my hand. Anyone care to send me the low
and posters. Another crystal-studded weeks. for ages. Gentlemen Great Fun stuff, Now I really am down on that one????............
Almost every lot was white glove sold in Melbourne in Pleeeeeease!!!!!!! getting grumpy as the switch hasn't
sold, commonly at three or more September for $53,295. But the Anyway, tripped and again it's a blackout. Aliasj
I like to rug up and sleep Not all was lost as I have a
Spears' ex-boyfriend sentenced to jail in a freezing cold room most gas stove, so making coffee wasn't

Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend He pleaded no contest last case is still pending. Orchestra to play in brothel
Adnan Ghalib is being sent to month to leaving the scene of an Robison says Ghalib was A German orchestra treated on Friday (local time) to six piano and voice, Seven Erotic Songs
jail for 45 days for leaving the accident that injured a man who also ordered to serve three years plans to play a concert in a musicians and a singer from the by Dirk DAse for mezzo-soprano and
scene of an accident. was trying to serve him with a of formal probation and perform brothel, in a novel effort to city's Forum for Contemporary piano and Askell Masson's Rhythm
Los Angeles District restraining order. The order was 45 days of roadside cleanup duty. bring classical music "out of Music performing "licentious and Strip played on two snare drums.
Attorney's spokeswoman Jane sought by Spears' father and was The 37-year-old was the concert hall and to where erotic" works, the orchestra The concert comes ahead of
Robison says Ghalib was taken eventually granted. facing up to a year in county jail. people are". promises. a festival devoted to "erotic music
into custody immediately after The process server has Punters and employees at These include Le Flirt by culture" in Leipzig from December 4
being sentenced on Friday. sued Ghalib, a paparazzo. That the Eros Centre in Leipzig will be French composer Erik Satie for

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KUTA
TOWN HOUSES LUXURY
Long haul economy survival guide
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furnishings including Tv’s in the bedrooms. Aprox 96sq mts. lagged and bed-bound for the
cables and a universal plug
first part of your dream trip.
convertor for your laptop and MP3
But help is at hand.
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1 2 bedroom 2 bathroom on stage 1, 2nd floor very quiet corner of the complex. POPPIES 2
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If you're travelling with a
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start.
VALUABLES
PROTECT YOUR laptop or web-enabled device, make
a beeline for the airline lounges to
Always take expensive check for free internet. You can
"If you are travelling during camera and electrical equipment in
Fire Destroys One Villa at Komaneka peak season, there is a good your hand luggage to guard against
usually piggyback onto their
unprotected network if you're outside
chance that the airline might be full
Resort Tanggayuda and you can get bumped up,"
mallet-handed luggage crews.
Wrap up cameras and
the lounge and search long enough.
ALL ABOUT THE GREEN
Lastminute.com.au spokeswoman, lenses in bubble wrap which protect
No Injuries as Operations Continue staff to rush to the unit to remove the Purchase some US dollars
Mia Carter, says. "The more against bumps and the all-to-
Uninterrupted Following Fire at belongings of Japanese Tourist, Yui before heading off as it's the
Komaneka Resort Tanggayuda, loyalty program points you've frequent shoving of bags into the
Sugana. Sugana was having cheapest way to buy food and drink in
Ubud. breakfast in the hotel at the time of accrued, the better the chance overhead lockers. most stop-over airports.
BeritaBali.com says that a the fire. there is for you to be upgraded." A great tip to protect your Many airports won't take
loose gas line to a hot water unit The fire service arrived at Another place to visit MP3 player is to buy a small Aussie dollars as currency and you'll
caused a fire that destroyed a single the scene to discover the fire had before check-in is SeatGuru, tupperware tub to carry it around in avoid the hefty overseas credit card
villa unit at the luxurious Komaneka been contained but the single villa which gives you the seating (you can even cut out a hole for the charges. You'll get your change in the
Resort at Tanggayuda just north of had been destroyed. configurations - and reviews - of all earphone cable to thread through). local currency but then you've got the
Ubud, Bali, on Wednesday, November Operations of the popular the major airlines right down to the Not only will it be crush- and feel-good factor of donating to your
18, 2009. resort remain uninterrupted by the aisle and number, allowing you to splash-proof, but it also gives you airline's charity-du-jour change
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an employee of the Resort, Astari, who pouch! DON'T LAG BEHIND
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Canine trained to sniff out cane toads Save Your Life, Pay First
Carpenteria. ABC's Country Hour that Buleleng Health Authorities matter over to the police.
The Manchester Terrier, Aussie will not let any of the Caught Selling Rabies The head of Animal
known as 'Aussie', is the first pests slip through. Vaccines When the Rules Say husbandry in Buleleng, Putu
line of defence on Groote "If you didn't have your alll Rabies Vaccines Ardika, denied that canine
Distributed in Bali are Free-of inoculations were being sold,
Eylandt. wits about you and you find a claiming the Rp.3,000 fee was
Charge.
It has been trained to live cane toad and you're not being used to purchase snacks
Bali's worsening rabies
search for cane toads in watching, he'll pretty much epidemic was scandalized for those providing the shots.
luggage travelling from the have destroyed it by the time further last week when it was According to NusaBali
mainland. you get to it," he said. discovered that both the human dogs without owners to pay the
Cane toads have never The rangers say they vaccine and canine inoculations "snack" fees are being eliminated.
Aussie the dog, who is been found on the island and are looking at training another that are supposed to be provided Meanwhile, people spokesperson for the Governor's
trained to sniff out cane the Anindilyakwa Land and dog for the island. free-of-charge by the reporting to the Buleleng General office in Bali confirmed that
toads on Groote Eylandt. Sea Rangers want to keep it government were in fact being Hospital with dog bite victim were Governor Made Mangku Pastika
A dog has been trained that way. sold in the north Bali regency of being told to purchase "out-of- was alarmed to hear reports of
to prevent cane toads entering Gavin Enever told the Buleleng. stock" vaccine from the local drug vaccine being sold and ordered
Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of The confirmation that store for Rp. 188,000. health officials to immediately
human vaccine was being sold The Head of the Bali investigate the reports and set
for Rp. 188,000 (US$18.80) and Health service, Nyoman Suteja, matters right immediately.
canine rabies inoculations for has ordered an immediate end to
Cuba offers Rp. 3,000 (US0.30) in Buleleng
has so angered local
the practice and that any money
paid for human vaccine be
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wild monkey populations Bali's domestic and feral cat
newspaper reported.
to be on guard to populations.
It is likely not what Karl
prevent a species jump A lot said: "Hopefully careful
Marx had in mind when he
in the current rabies supervision by officials at each
imagined a society transformed
epidemic from dogs to tourist attraction will prevent dogs
"from each according to his
primates. from having contact or fighting with
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Men over 40s and those Away form Bali's Money their wild monkey populations that
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Denpasar often confused with the The particles may be useful professor of medicine at the School of
armadillo. While similar in not only in cardiovascular therapy, Medicine at Washington University in
Warehouse. shape, lifestyle and diet, St. Louis.
but also in diagnosis. The
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the pangolin is specific to researchers have put gold and other
Bali Nature Conservation metal cores at the center of the shown that this HDL mimic can
Asia and Africa as opposed
Agency (BKSDA) moved particles, Dr. Nel said, so that they adsorb cholesterol,” he said. One day,
to the armadillo which lives show up well in medical imaging. the particles like those created by the
in on an empty
only in the Americas. The Such imaging could be used, for groups may be included in therapies
warehouse north of Bali's
pangolin "shell" is example, to monitor plaques as they for heart disease, he said. “They may
capital of Denpasar on become part of good anti-
comprised of leaf-shaped build up in blood vessels.
Wednesday, November At the Chicago campus of atherosclerosis management, along
scales comprised of keratin
18, 2009, where they Northwestern University, artificial with diet, nonsmoking and statins,”
while the armadillo "shell" HDL nanoparticles have been drugs that interfere with the synthesis
seized 15 trengilling or
is made of bone. Both designed by Dr. C. Shad Thaxton, of cholesterol.
Pangolin scaly anteaters
animals resemble a reptile an assistant professor in the urology BUT for that to happen,
destined for eventual cautioned Dr. Nel at U.C.L.A., more
when, in fact, they are department, and Chad A. Mirkin, a
slaughter. warehouse, Ketut Dharma, who professor and director of the study will be needed. “We will have to
mammals.
The protected animals will be charged with commerce International Institute for find out what happens when the gold
The illegal trade in Nanotechnology at the university's nanoparticles accumulate in the
are highly prized for the large in a protected species, acts pangolins can fetch up to Rp. Evanston campus They have body,” he said. “This is a problem for
scales composed of Keratin punishable by a Rp. 100 million 1 million (US$100) for one founded a company, AuraSense, to treatment of chronic diseases where
and their meat, both thought (US$10,000) fine and five years you administer materials over a long
kilogram of their meat and Rp. commercialize the technology.
to delay aging and serve as imprisonment. The Northwestern time.”
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This is Earth calling: you're a Mussolini's Serangan Islanders Against Bali's Turtle Trade
dad blood, brain 'for Serangan Island
Officials Join WWF
resumption of the green
turtle trade in Bali which
An astronaut on the space born to a US astronaut during a sale on eBay' in Rejecting officially ended in 2003
shuttle Atlantis has become space flight. Proposal by Bali when the use of turtles for
a father while in orbit, with In June 2004, astronaut Government to Set ceremonial purposes was
his wife back on Earth giving Mike Fincke's daughter was born outlawed.
Aside 1,000 Turtles The coordinator of
birth to their daughter, NASA while he was aboard the for Sacrifice Each
says. International Space Station. WWF programs for
Astronaut Randy The happy news came on
Year. Indonesia, Creusa
Beritabali.com Hitipeuw, told the press
Bresnik, who ventured out on a relatively quiet day for the crews
reports that the gathered on Serangan
his first spacewalk on of both the International Space
traditional chief of island on November 20,
Saturday, became a dad when Station and the Atlantis shuttle,
Serangan island, Made 2009, that there are efforts
his wife Rebbeca Burgin gave ahead of Monday's third and final
Mudana Wiguna, has by certain parties to re-
birth to the couple's second spacewalk.
firmly stated his open the turtle trade in Bali
child. On Saturday Mr Bresnik ITALIAN dictator Benito
disagreement with the recommendation from the through using religious
"Abigail Mae Bresnik and fellow astronaut Mike Mussolini's blood and brain
purported recommendation of people of Serangan, what's ceremonies to camouflage their
arrived at 12:04am Sunday, Foreman completed the second of went on sale for €15,000
($24,343) on online auction Bali's governor Made Mangku more the recommendation is for true intentions. WWF warned that
November 22," the US space their mission's three spacewalks
website eBay before the Pastika to the Forestry the sacrifice of 1,000 green such tactics, if successful, will
agency said in a statement to maintain and install more high-
company pulled the ad posted Department that a yearly quota turtles and not olive ridley have a negative impact on Bali's
posted on its website, adding tech gadgets as they work to
by an anonymous seller. of 1,000 turtles be set aside for turtles. tourism industry.
that mother and child are complete construction of the
"No bid was made during ceremonial sacrifice. According to Mudana, the Said Hitipeuw: "the need
"doing well". International Space Station
the brief time the advert was Mudana feels that the endemic species of turtle on for turtles is not for religious
NASA said it is the
visible," eBay said on its governor's recommendation is Serangan island is the green ceremonies, most will be sold for
second time a baby has been
website, explaining the removal not in keeping with efforts to turtle (Chelonia mydas) and not consumption (as food). If, in fact,
on the grounds that the conserve the turtle population. the olive ridley (Lepidochelys the turtles were for religious
company did not authorise sales Moreover, he sees the use of olivacea). purposes we could devise a
of human matter. turtles for sacrifice as flying in mechanism."
"It's a disgrace trying to the face of efforts to restore WWF Joins the Debate Creusa Hitipeuw, the
sell my grandfather's brain and Serangan Island's branding as The World Wildlife Fund coordinator for WWF Indonesia
blood," Alessandra Mussolini, a "turtle island." for Animals (WWF) is urging the estimates that 500 turtles are sold
the neo-fascist granddaughter of Mudana told the press Department of Forestry to reject illegally each year n Bali. Most of
Il Duce, told Sky TG24 his rejection of the governor's the provincial government of these turtles come from Sulawesi,
television. recommendation is in keeping Bali's request for 1,000 green Maluku and Sumatra.
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Bali Police Pressured to Bring Big Bikes Under
Control
Local Press Investigation Reveals Many of increasing pressure on Bali's police to bring big AMSTERDAM STYLE
Bali Big Bikes are Operating Illegally. bikes and their owners into line.
On a recent drive from Denpasar to Ubud, a In a recent investigative story published by Jln Dewi Sartika 1 BB Tuban,KUTA - Opposite Harris Hotel
group of large motor cycles appeared in the NusaBali, it was revealed how many of the older Phone : ( 0361 ) 758322
rearview mirror of an unsuspecting motorist, the largest motorbikes traveling Bali roads are
bike's appearance heralded by the unmistakable unregistered vehicles operating illegally under the
deep-throated roar produced by high bore engines. "protection" of motor cycle clubs amd sympathetic
Onboard the bikes were overweight men, trying in members of the police. An anonymous source close
vain to arrest the inevitable march of time through to Bali's bike scene told the paper: "Usually these
middle age, who sounded sirens, commanded traffic motor clubs establish close relationships with
on both side so the road to pull over to ease their ranking police officers and operate under the guise
passages and, in one instance, even landed a large of community service. Just check, see how many of
boot into the side panel of a car that failed to these clubs have police affiliations."
immediately give way. Past efforts to clean-up the large number of
Such abhorrent lack of road etiquete is smuggled motorbikes through an amnesty program
repeated in various locations across the island every have failed. The program which would allow
day - suggest why these oversize bikes and the men unregistered bikes to be registered, also required
who drive them have beend less-than-affectionately that customs duties equal to 100% of the bike's
dubbed as "road hoggs." purchase price be paid. This discouraged most from
The Big Bike Fraternity trying to get their paperwork in place. The illegal
Such bad behavior is among the factors bike owners chose instead the less expensive route
of arranging an illegal license plate through their
respective big bike club.
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Flight attendants 'steal' $12,000 from passenger Buleleng Villas Scrutinized by North
THREE flight attendants have Following a complaint by the Airlines' representatives that, Bali's Tax Officials
been suspended for allegedly passenger, whose name wasn't during his flight to Dong Hoi, the Pastika said that the local
summon all villa owners,
stealing money from a revealed, other flight attendants flight attendants had wandered government has met with success
regardless if they hold
passenger's handbag that was searched for the money as the around the cabin the whole time. in collecting the yearly land and
permits or not, in order to
later found hiding under a plane continued on to Ho Chi Minh In the meantime, three property tax (PBB) applied against
make an accurate
seat. City. Vietnamese flight attendants all property in Bali. Buleleng has
inventory of villas
The passenger in Only when it landed at were arrested at a South Korean managed to collect Rp. 8.5 billion
operating in our area."
question claims he put a HCMC's Tan Son Nhat Airport was airport on suspicion of trying to (US$850,000) in land and property
Villas in the district
handbag with VND200 million the cash found under seat 4C, carry 20 taels of undeclared gold tax, a total that exceeds their stated
of Banjar are among the
($12,088.92) into a luggage which was not the passenger's to Vietnam have been target of Rp. 7.6 billion.
first scheduled for review.
compartment on flight VN279 seat, the spokesman said. repatriated. Pastika admitted that tax
12 Villa Owners Called by Officials feel that there are
from Hanoi to Dong Hoi in The money was returned to The carrier is awaiting an notices for buildings and land in
North Bali Officials in Effort a large number of villas operating
Quang Binh Province, but when the passenger in Dong Hoi as the official finding by South Korean Gerokgak, Sukasad and Tejakula
to Increase Much Needed without commercial licenses in
the plane landed at Dong Hoi authorities began investigating the customs before deciding what have been delayed for
that area, a suspicion
Airport the money was gone, a incident, he said. action to take against the three Tax Revenues. administrative reasons. The delay in
strengthened by the fact that there
Vietnam Airline spokesman said. The passenger told Vietnam employees. NusaBali says that the sending out these tax bills is due
are individuals registered as the
government of Buleleng, is solely to administrative delays and
owner of multiple properties.
beginning to scrutinize the villa will not result in tax penalties for
In the past, the villa
Cannibals nabbed selling corpse to kebab house building boom in North Bali by
issuing an initial set of 12
owners have insisted to officials those affected. Taxpayers have 6
that the villas are used exclusively months from the date of issuance of
Police have arrested three Suspicions were raised when "After carrying out the crime, summons to owners of villas
homeless people suspected of dismembered parts of a human body the corpse was divided up: part was as private residences, when in the Building and Land Tax bill to
suspected to be illegally settle their payment with the
eating a 25-year-old man they were found near a bus stop in the eaten and part was also sold to a fact many of the villas are offered
operating on a commercial basis. government.
had butchered and selling other outskirts of the Russian city of Perm, kiosk selling kebabs and pies," the for rent to the public. Commercial
A local official, Nyoman
bits of the corpse to a local 1,150 km (720 miles) east of Moscow. Prosecutor-General's main lets of villas and hotel rooms in
kebab house / Reuters. Three homeless men with investigative unit for the Perm region Pastika, said, "We will eventually Www.balidiscovery.com
Bali are subject to a 10% VAT tax.
Russian police have previous criminal records have been said on Friday.
arrested three homeless people arrested on suspicion of setting upon a It was not immediately clear
suspected of eating a 25-year-old foe with knives and a hammer before from the statement if any of the Two Year Jail for Bali Property Swindler
man they had butchered and selling chopping up his corpse to eat, local corpse had been sold to customers.
other bits of the corpse to a local investigators said in a statement on Esti Edmonds of Kantor The judge ruled that based During the course of the
kebab house. their www.susk.perm.ru Web site. Kita Gets Two Years Jail on the corroborating nature of the trail, it was revealed how Esti
for Swindling US2.5 testimony given by former clients Yuliani misrepresented herself as a
of Yuliani - including H. Don practicing attorney in the rental of a
Man sues after severed ear thrown away million from Bali Worthington, Lucky Christian Pua 10 hectare parcel of land and
Expatriates. and Mark Vernon Tuck; the enticed her victims to entrust Rp. 25
A New York man is giving city ambulance staff threw away a large deformity." NusaBali reports that the testimony rendered directly by billion to her "safekeeping."
authorities and a Bronx hospital chunk of his ear in May last year, The hospital says the ear Denpasar District Court has Yuliani; and documentary The Public Prosecutor in the
an earful for allegedly tossing his despite having initially put it on ice was discarded because reattaching sentenced Esti Yuliani (also evidence presented to the court case, Agung Kusumayasa,
ear in the trash after it was when he was attacked by his son's bull it would have been too risky for the known as Julie Edmond) 41, to
ripped off by a dog, local media terrier. patient.
he was convinced of the woman's expressed his dissatisfaction with
two years imprisonment after guilt. the fact that the judge rendered a
reported. "They deprived him of an finding her guilty of embezzling
Eduardo Garcia, 67, has opportunity to have treatment," Mr Repeating her behavior sentence one year less than he had
filed a lawsuit alleging that Garcia's lawyer said. "Now he's got a
at least Rp. 25 billion exhibited at past court sessions, requested from the court.
(US$250,000) from her foreign Yuliani began the sentencing
clients whom she attended from phase of her trial by again Www.balidiscovery.com
70yo jailed after career of crime the now defunct Kantor Kita proclaiming her innocence and
operation in Bali's Sanur district. asking the judge to release
After a life of crime stretching 53 Age did not seem to dampen stop, officials "had enough, and The presiding judge at
years, a 70-year-old German
her.
her thieving zeal, however. She was prosecutors issued an arrest the trial, Nyoman Sutama,
woman is finally behind bars charged 17 times this year alone for a warrant".
Ignoring her pleas,
handed down a sentence that the judge said he could find
after pickpocketing a woman 10 series of petty robberies, including at "The investigating judge
years her senior at a bus stop,
was one year less than the three no mitigating evidence that
the nursing home where she resides. decided not to pussyfoot around any
police said. "It was especially dangerous longer and put the pensioner, who
years sought by public might excuse Esti Yuliani's
The pensioner, not named when the 70-year-old had to go into has two suspended sentences of prosecutors. actions. In considering a
by police, first came to the attention hospital for treatment. During her stay, eight and 10 months, behind bars," The former owner of PT suitable sentence the judge
of authorities in December 1956 cash, wallets and medical equipment the statement said. Kantor Kita was found guilty of cited the substantial losses
and, during a prolific career of would regularly vanish from other "The case shows that age violating 378 KUHP - the criminal suffered by the defendant's
pilfering, had 55 criminal cases patients' rooms," police in alone does not protect people from statute for criminal fraud that clients as the result of her
brought against her, none of which Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, said. prison.” carries a maximum penalty of
resulted in a jail term.
criminal acts.
After the incident at the bus four years.
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Teacher Michelle Lynn Dennis jailed for sex with boys Indonesian polygamy club launched in Bandung
Bandung, W Java (ANTARA Chodijah will be unhappy and Therefore, it is a natural
A FEMALE music teacher and drove him to a local park News) - A total of 150 invitees neglected. thing that the establishment of the
who had sex with two where they had sex on the from all over Indonesia But, she added, after over 30 club in Indonesia will face
students sobbed today as bonnet of her car. enlivened the launching of a years of living as a polygamist wife, challenges, but, when they
she was sentenced to more In the case of the polygamy club at Grand Chodijah even won the love of God, especially women understand about
than four years jail. younger boy, Dennis drove him Aquila hotel here on Saturday because she was in constant the value of polygamy they may
Michelle Lynn Dennis, to her house before plying him night (Oct 17). contract with Him (Allah). eventually accept it, she explained.
33, had betrayed the trust of with alcohol and having oral Chairperson of the Chodijah did not deny that the "In Indonesia there are now
the students and shown little sex. Malaysian Global Ikhwan effort to establish a polygamy club in already 30 families who joined the
remorse, the Ballarat County Lawyers for Dennis told Polygamy club, Chodijah Binti Indonesia would lead to opposition polygamy club, and I will establish
Court heard. the court she was drinking Am was also present on the from various circles especially from other branches in Java and
Judge Susan Cohen heavily during the 2007 occasion attended by guests women. Sumatra, and may be throughout
said the Ballarat teacher's sexual penetration of a child offending and had kept a water among others from Papua, This also happened in Indonesia," she added .
bottle full of red wine in her car. Jakarta, Tasikmalaya and Garut Malaysia when it was first
offending had been worse under 16.
in West Java province. established, but now everyone can
than that of Karen Ellis Dennis denied the crimes Judge Cohen says she
In addition to the accept it, she disclosed.
because she had sex with until the day of her scheduled took into account Dennis'
inauguration of polygamy club
more than one student. trial. alcoholism and history of in line with an activity themed
In 2005, Karen Ellis, a The court heard Dennis abusive relationships, but it "Polygamy as panacea to win
physical education teacher, sent more than 1000 texts to one was no excuse for her crimes. the love of God`, the organizing
was convicted of having sex boy and more than 300 to the Dennis, who is now a committee also performed
with a student and jailed for other. registered sex offender, was music concerts, operettas and
two years and two months. She also sent one of them sentenced to four years and an explanation about polygamy.
Dennis pleaded guilty nude pictures of herself three months in prison and will Chodijah Binti Am said,
to two counts of sexual andinvited his friend to have a serve a minimum of two years the polygamy club was initially
penetration of a child under threesome with them. and 10 months. inaugurated in Malaysia. Thus,
her care, supervision or The court was told Dennis the Global Ikhwan will establish
authority and one count of picked up one boy from his house a branch in Indonesia starting
first in Java and then in
Sumatra.
Sex standing up prevents pregnancy, say British "Before inaugurating a
polygamy club branch in
More than one in 10 British
a woman can get pregnant during Bandung, I have traveled
embarrassed to ask the
her period, or if the man withdraws throughout Indonesia to convey
questions they would really like,
before ejaculation, according to the the mission of polygamy," she
while 47 per cent never discuss
government-commissioned survey. told Antara.
their sex lives with their friends.
While 11 per cent believe The polygamy club in
Even when they do talk
that sex standing up is an effective Malaysia has been running well,
about sex, 62 per cent turn the
contraceptive method, more than a Chodijah said, adding that the
discussion into a joke, said the
third - 37 per cent - never talk about club currently has 300 members
survey, commissioned by the
contraception with their partners at in various countries, like
Department of Health and the
all. Indonesia, Australia, Singapore,
Department for Children, Schools
"In spite of our love of Middle East, and Thailand.
and Families.
talking about sex and relationships, She said polygamy is a
"I'm encouraged to see
the survey suggests it's our lack of kind of panacea to win the love
that we've overcome a long-held
knowledge that is causing of God. because a polygamist
aversion to talking about sex," Dr
confusion," commented sex and will always have trouble running
Spurr said.
relationship expert Dr Pam Spurr. his or her life.
"But we've still got some
Other findings from the poll "When in trouble she or
way to go before we swap jokes
of 2,000 people aged 16 to 50 he will ask for help to God. As a
and banter for the open, honest
people do not realise that a include that 31 per cent never wife of a polygamist husband
and informed conversations
woman can still get pregnant discuss sexual health with partners, she will constantly ask help
about sexual health and
if she has sex standing up, while 17 per cent do not know that from God," she said.
relationships that most of us
according to a poll. infections like herpes and genital Chodijah admitted, as a
would like.”
Nearly one in five - 19 warts are resistant to antibiotics. woman she initially also
per cent - are also unaware that More than a quarter - 27 per rejected polygamy, and even
cent - admit to being too her whole family for fear that

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Indonesian ferry sinks; 15 dead, some 230
rescued
Rescuers saved more than
What’s On ?
230 people aboard an
total of 232 survivors from the
Dumai Express 10 were
waves hit its bow and water
started seeping in, according
Questions? A Bali Exhibition by Paul Whitehead
Indonesian passenger ferry rescued, said Nurdin Basirun, a to a report from the ship's English Artist Paul Whitehead
that sank Sunday in rough the end of World War Two, art illustrating a fallen glass out of
local government official. captain, said Lt. Col. Edwin, Exhibits at Ganesha Gallery in
waters off Sumatra island, has liberated Whitehead from the which white powder has
It was unclear how many the local navy chief. Bali December 10, 2009 restrictions of his own social
but at least 15 people have haphazardly and somewhat
people were aboard the ferry. Passing boats picked January 4, 2010. origins. Although he described miraculously tumbled out in the
died, officials said. Search Police and navy officials said the up dozens of those rescued The art his shape of the island of Bali.
operations were called off ferry manifest listed 228 people, and took them to nearby of Paul experi Similarly, perhaps Whitehead's
after nightfall for the including 15 children, and 14 islands for medical treatment. Whitehead ence arrival in Bali and current exhibition
unknown number of crew members, but the number In a separate accident stands as of at the Ganesha Gallery should be
passengers still missing. of people accounted for has Sunday, the Dumai Express ready proof of studyi seen as serendipitous.
A second ferry was still already surpassed those 15 with 278 people on board the old saying ng art A graduate of a
stranded in nearby waters that "first at
numbers. ran aground on its way from phenomenal era, his paintings and
after running aground, but all impressions Oxford
The ship had a capacity Batam to Moro island in antics are guaranteed to amuse,
its passengers were said to never last." The as a
of 273, but it is not uncommon Sumatra. No one was hurt surprise and astonish art lovers
be safe. British artist disast
for ferries to be overloaded. said local police chief Yasin this holiday season in an exhibition
Rescue teams found utilizes a er, he
Authorities called off Kosasih. that runs through January 4, 2010.
technique that also
15 bodies, including those of search and rescue operations in Indonesian ferry QUESTIONS?
catches the calls it
two children, said Yasin the rough sea after nightfall, accidents have killed An Exhibition of Paintings
viewer off inform
Kosasih, a local police chief. A Kosasih said, adding they would hundreds of people in recent by Paul Whitehead
guard by ative. Ganesha Gallery at the
continue looking for missing years. Boats are often employing His Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran
passengers Monday. overcrowded and safety visual puns that breakt Bay
"Considering the regulations are poorly reflect his wry hroug Open Daily, December 10,
weather condition and the enforced. The vast country sense of h came in London's "Swinging 2009 through January 4, 2010.
dark, we ... will resume the spans more than 17,000 humor. Deeper reflection, Sixties" when he established
search tomorrow morning," islands, and boats are a however, may reveal a more himself as a leading designer of Www.balidiscovery.com
Kosasih said. popular and relatively cheap profound message. This is often album covers for musical artists
High waves had form of transportation. posed as an unanswered riddle like Fats Domino and the super-
In January, some 230 striking a perfect balance group Genesis in a
made the rescue operation
between whimsy and a self- classic post
difficult, which at its peak people went missing after their
effacing Socratic wisdom. psychedelic style.
had at least nine ships and ferry capsized in a cyclone off Whitehead explores a
several fishing boats the coast of western Sulawesi. When asked
wide range of perspectives in to identify his artistic
searching the choppy sea. In December 2006, a crowded each of his paintings. In
Local television news ferry broke apart and sank in inspiration, he points
"Furniture" a bird looks at a tree to René Margritte's
showed two survivors, the Java Sea during a violent and sees a nesting place; a surrealistic painting
wearing life jackets, floating storm, killing more than 400 small boy a tree to climb; the 'Ceci Ce N'est Pas
on the water. people. nature lover revels in the glory une Pipe' (This is not
The ferry left on an of nature embodied in a trees; a pipe). "For me
inter-island voyage Sunday while the businessman sees painting", he says, "is
morning and sank in stormy wood for furniture. The visual about questioning

G BOY
weather 90 minutes into the appreciation and the concepts reality and
trip from Batam to Dumai in
Riau, a province off B I generated by our minds are
determined by our social
challenging
perceptions."
Sumatra island in western conditioning, environment, This is
values and precepts. apparent in
Indonesia. The area is
Born in a bombed-out "Accident" - a work
about 600 miles (900 suburb of southeast London at
kilometers) northwest of
Jakarta.The ship sank
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IT’S ALL ABOUT BALI
Banjra Sandhi Monument
Bajra Sandhi Monument is 1975) where Bali Island is built in all Akupa realized at its base of
monument of Balinese People areas like politics, economic, and social monument and the head at entrance
Struggle . This Monument is cultural. By knowing and gate
recognized by the name of Bajra comprehending of the journey history, * Mount of Mandara Giri
Sandhi because it's form is looking soul, and spirit of Bali People struggle realized by the high of monument
like Bajra or Genta or bell used by from time to time, it is expected the boosting
all Hindu Priest in reading off Weda tighten of the spirit and cultural to * Pool encircle the
holy sentence (mantra) at religious increase Bali tourism. monument is supposing as
ceremony. This monument is built in The Building Monument of Ksirarnawa (milk ocean).
the year 1987 and it is opened by Bajra Sandhi
president of Megawati Sukarno The existence of physical
Putri on 14 June 2003. The purpose building is strongly relating to the
of this monument is to immortalize meaning of Hinduism philosophy,
the soul and spirit of Balinese namely Yoni colossus. The monument
People struggle, at one blow dig, is likely colossus device meanwhile the
looking after, developing and also building base as yoni. From other side,
preserve the culture of Bali to be the Yoni colossus is also describing the
bequeathed to a router generation story of twiddling Mandhara Giri at
as advancing capital stroke tread a Ksirarnawa which is taken away from
world of loaded progressively with passage of Adi Parwa (Hindu's Book).
the challenge and resistance. This building Monument is
Philosophy consisted of:
This monument is * Jar of Amertha symbol by
comprising of 33 diorama depicting Kumba (a kind of pot) what is seen on
the journey history from a period of the top monument.
prehistory (300.000 S.M) what its * The Dragon Basuki tail
human being still go about and very exists near by Swamba and its head at
base on the nature until the period entrance gate
of filling the independence (1950- * The body of Bedawang

Bali Art Center
Taman Budaya or Bali Art Center Kesenian Bali) within one month. in so many forms those are from
is the culture building complex On that month, there are full of the sacral until contemporary
with the best style of Balinese entertainment amusement traditional. There are also type of
traditional architecture. It is traditional dance, exhibition, and marry and custom clothes from
featuring the good lay-out other cultural activities. At the each area, instrument of music or
building of amphitheater to be a opening ceremony enlivened by gamelan, forms Sesajen (offering)
place/hall of show performance artistic parade started from and others
purpose. It is symbolizing the Puputan Park and finish at the Art
twiddling of Mandara Giri mount Center. Its distance is about 2 Km
in the milk ocean and spattering and this parade is
the Amerta holy water for the life followed by entire
of endless as according to regencies and towns
nature of dynamic culture and in Bali by delivering
stayed alive during the human their artistry mission.
being still dwell the earth planet. This event is often
This amphitheater can followed by other
accommodate up to 6.000 provinces in
audiences for the show of Indonesia as well as
colossal both for modern and from outside country
also traditional. This Taman like Japan, Korea,
Budaya (Cultural Park) is Europe, America etc.
opened in the year 1973 with the In this culture
Bali Artistry Party (Pesta parade is presented

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Kuta Weekly 25 Nov - 01 Dec 2009 (157) Sport Corner Kuta Weekly 25 Nov - 01 Dec 2009 (157) News Corner

Shane Warne says one-day tournaments are killing Weather web searches take on sex
Test cricket The Bureau of Meteorology
website has become so popular that
"sex" and "weather" on Google Trends
shows that Australian weather
Shane Warne has demanded something now: ask the players what have just enjoyed a dream month it records more hits than all other searches have exceeded sex searches
urgent action to stop the death they think and what they think should watching the VRC Spring Carnival Federal Government departments put since 2005 during the peak season of
of Test cricket and has called be done. and Tiger Woods win the together. December to January.
for an end to "joke" one-day "Please no more greed with Australian Masters. When a destructive Queensland is the only state
tournaments designed to line these ridiculous seven-match one- "I think with so much microburst of cold air thumped down that searches for weather more than
the pockets of TV executives. day series. It is a joke for the public happening at the moment that on Brisbane's The Gap last year, sex overall, according to Google
As Australia prepares for a and the players. Cricket Australia should have had smashing houses and tearing down Trends, while the ACT and Northern
Test series against West Indies, "Test cricket has to remain a huge campaign. What have they trees, the bureau's website took Territory seem slightly more interested
Warne also blasted Cricket the ultimate. We need to promote it, done to push the summer and to nearly 2.5 billion hits. in sex. The other states are roughly
Australia for a lack of promotion of push it and play an attacking style of continue what has been a great It was the all-time biggest equal in searches for both terms.
the uninspiring cricket summer. cricket. It's where you're judged and month of sport?" Warne said. THE only thing that comes close peak of website visits for the bureau's Google's other measurement
Warne's most pressing earn your respect. As a player you "Sports fans across to the popularity of sex on the internet flagship at www.bom.gov.au. tool, Insights, shows the same annual
call is for cricket officials to get a chance to show what makes Australia are on a roll and their internet is the weather, says Sex vs weather weather search peaks but different
weather bureau chief Jim A comparison of searches for results state-by-state, suggesting that
consult star Australia players you tick." mouths are watering for more. But
Davidson. Queensland is the only state that
about how to re-energise the Test Warne insists too much when does the cricket start? Does
format he fears could be in meaningless one-day-international anyone know it's on besides the searches more for sex.
trouble. cricket is taking the gloss off Test players and the hardened cricket Online measurement firm
"Test cricket needs an
injection of something to capture
cricket.
Weary Australia players are
fans?
"There would normally be SECRET GARDEN Hitwise lists bom.gov.au amongst
Australia's top 20 most visited websites
presumably not counting adult sites
the fans across the world," Warne
said.
preparing for the first Test against
West Indies having come off a
massive hype about the build-up of
the summer of cricket, but it's been BAR AND CAFÉ coming in at number 13 for Australia-
only websites, and 18th overall.
"If we are not careful, it crammed seven-match one-day unusually quiet. Poppies Lane 1, Kuta-Bali According to the BoM, it first
will hit us so quickly that it's dying. series in India. "Maybe my three kids have Ph: 0361 - 757720 appeared on Australia's top 20
"That would be a tragedy Warne also fears CA has not taken all my attention and I've websites in late 2000.
and the International Cricket done enough to promote the battle for missed it, but there's been no real
Council and Cricket Australia
should lead the way and do
the Sir Frank Worrell Trophy.
Sports fans in Melbourne
campaigns that I've seen
promoting the first Test.”
Quality Great FOOD at the Right Price Winds of change
Weather bureau spokesman
Pradeep Singh said part of the
weather's popularity was because
Michael Schumacher unlikely to join Mercedes in the Western Style, Asian plus your predictions were much more reliable
than earlier decades, people were
more weather literate and access to
Formula One
Michael Schumacher is when he was at the Abu Dhabi just dreams which will not come
FAVOURITES information was much easier.
"There's huge interest
compared with, say, 30 years ago,
unlikely to return to Grand Prix,” Weber told Bild. true.”
Formula One despite “And, of course, he often Speculation grew over the SPECIAL ON SATURDAY where people had to phone up to
access information. As well, we think
contact with new team speaks with Ross Brawn. weekend that Schumacher is

BAR - B - QUE
climate change also has driven
Mercedes Grand Prix, the “But Michael has not said poised to join the Mercedes team interest," Mr Singh said.
anything to me personally about after BBC Sport pundit and The bureau estimated its
seven-time world
contact with Mercedes over a former team owner Eddie Jordan accuracy was between 95 and 98 per
champion's spokesman driver's contract.” cent for next-day forecasts, dropping to
insisted the possibility is being AT THE GARDEN
said. German car manufacturer actively pursued. between 75 to 80 per cent on seven-
“Michael is enjoying his Mercedes took over control of The move would reunite 06.00pm until 10.00pm day forecasts.
life. A return to Formula One is Brawn GP earlier this month and Schumacher with Brawn, the In wet weather, the bureau
not a subject for debate at the reports suggested Schumacher is team principal of Mercedes, who often recorded up to 20 million users a
moment,” said his spokesperson
Sabine Kehm.
set to link up with the new team
having retired from the sport in
masterminded all of the Germans
seven world titles at Benetton
STILL The month.
Mr Singh said one of the most
“For me, a return would
be highly unlikely at the
2006. and Ferrari. Coldest Beer frustrating issues for forecasters was
when people failed to take in the detail
Having Schumacher drive The German, who will be

in Kuta
of forecasts, such as "scattered storms
moment.” for them would be a huge boost for 41 in January, had to pull out of a or showers".
Schumacher's manager the new outfit, but Mercedes motor temporary comeback to F1 last Mr Singh said the longer the
Willi Weber admitted there had sport director Norbert Haug said the season as a replacement for the range of the forecast, the less precise it
been informal contact between
the motor racing legend and
idea is still very much a dream.
“It is clear there will always
injured Ferrari driver Felipe
Massa because of a neck injury.
*HAPPY HOURS* was, although advanced modelling on
big factors such as El Nino was
Mercedes. becoming very accurate.
“I know Michael spoke
be speculation in this sport,
particularly whenever cockpits are
5pm to 7pm
informally to (Mercedes boss not yet occupied,” Haug told Bild.
Dieter) Zetsche and Mercedes “And some speculations are Bintang Beer Only
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k
J e C r e
n r AFL announces first match in China between
Melbourne and Brisbane
The AFL has announced details stage the Gold Coast side was Steve Harris fostered the club's
CHEWING GUM of its first match in China, with flagged as their opponent. relationship with China, introducing an
An Australian man was having a coffee and
PLANNING PERMITION IN UK Melbourne Demons and Brisbane
Lions set to clash in an
Instead Brisbane were
picked for what should be a
international membership scheme and
sending nine players there in 2008.
croissants with butter and jam in a cafe I just applied for planning permission for exhibition match in Shanghai. marquee match-up between a young Melbourne CEO Cameron
when an American tourist, chewing gum, The teams will play on Demons side and a Brisbane line-up Schwab said the game was an
a new-build house. It was going to be October 17 at the 30,000-seat featuring Jonathan Brown and outstanding opportunity to further
sat down next to him. 100ft tall and 400ft wide with nine Jiangwan Sports Centre as part of Brendan Fevola. develop relationships it formed during
The Australian politely ignored the American, turrets at various heights and windows all the city's World Expo. AFL officials are hoping both a visit to China in 2008.
who, nevertheless started up a conversation. The government of Victoria sides will be close to full strength, "To be part of an event like
over the place. It would have parking for is investing $6 million into the six- but inevitably young players will get this, which showcases our club and the
The American snapped his gum and said, month long World Expo, with the opportunities with many players game on the world stage, is very
200 cars and I was going to paint it snot
'You Australian folk eat the whole bread?' game between the two sides one of recovering from off-season surgery. special. We also see this trip as an
green. The council told me to f*** off. So its key planks. The Demons plan to fly over amazing cultural experience to benefit
The Australian frowned, annoyed with being
I sent in the application again, but this Victorian premier John their entire playing list as part of a both our players and staff," Schwab
bothered during his breakfast, and replied, Brumby and new Greater Western relationship-building exercise with said.
'of course.' time I called it a Mosque. Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy made China.
the official announcement of the Former chief executive
The American blew a huge bubble. 'We don't.
game in Melbourne's Chinatown on
In the States, we only eat what's inside. Saturday morning.
The crusts we collect in a container, Building work starts on Monday. While the AFL has pushed
its international expansion through
recycle them, transform them into
games in Dubai, South Africa and
croissants and sell them to Australia .'
The American had a smirk on his face.
Crusty Old Biker Canada, it has never played a
match in China.
AFL national and
The Australian listened in silence. A crusty old biker out on a long summer ride in the
international development manager
The American persisted, 'D'ya eat jam with country pulls up to a tavern in the middle of nowhere, David Matthews committed to the
parks his bike and walks inside. game at a signing ceremony in
your bread?' Sighing, the Australian As he passes through the swinging doors, he sees a sign Shanghai on Friday.
replied, 'of course.' hanging over the bar: Matthews said the AFL
Cracking his gum between his teeth, the believed playing in China was the
American said, 'we don't. In the States, COLD BEER : $2.00? perfect way to showcase the game
HAMBURGER : $2.25? internationally.
we eat fresh fruit for breakfast, then we CHEESEBURGER : $2.50? "We are extremely excited
put all the peels, seeds and the leftovers CHICKEN SANDWICH : $3.50? to be able to bring Australia's
in containers, recycle them, transform them HAND JOB : $50.00 indigenous game and all its unique
skills to Shanghai as we continue to
into jam and sell it to Australia ..
Checking his wallet to be sure he has the necessary develop the code internationally,"
The Australian then asked, 'Do you have sex payment, the ole' biker walks up to the bar and Matthews said.
in the States?' The American smiled and said beckons to the exceptionally attractive female "This is a great way to
bartender who is serving drinks to a couple of sun- position ourselves as we keep
'Why of course we do..' The Australian ramping up our international
wrinkled farmers.
leaned strategy.
closer to him and asked, 'And what do you do "We will see what the
She glides down behind the bar to the ole biker. opportunities are across the world.
with the condoms once you've used them?' "Jason Akermanis put on a
'We throw them away, of course!' "Yes?" she enquires with a wide, knowing smile, "may I kicking display to the schoolkids at
help you?" the signing ceremony here in
Now it was the Australians turn to smile.. 11 Nov - 2 Dec. 2009
Shanghai and he was amazing. He
'We don't. In Australia , we put them in a The ole biker leans over the bar, "I was wondering just has universal appeal."
container, recycle them, melt them down young lady," he whispers, "are you the one who gives the The Demons and Lions will
hand-jobs?" play for the Kaspersky AFL Cup,
into chewing gum and sell them to the
She looks into his eyes with that wide smile and purrs, named after Melbourne's major
United States . "Why yes, yes, I sure am". sponsor, with Kaspersky open to
Why do you think it's called Wrigley's?'? funding a yearly game in a different
The ole' biker leans closer and into her left ear whispers international location.
softly, "Well, wash your hands real good, cause I want a Melbourne have been
cheeseburger". committed to the project through
their links with China, but at one

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Jamie Whincup all but clinches V8 Brisbane Lions,
Supercar championship Fitzroy in dispute SUDOKU Last edition
All Ford's Jamie over $10,000 left
Whincup has to
do is turn up in in supporter's
Sydney in a legacy
fortnight, and the Brisbane Lions are in
V8 Supercar dispute over $10,000 left to
championship will the Fitzroy Football Club
be his. by an elderly female
Whincup all
supporter who died in
but clinched back-to-
back titles after his 2007.
Despite merging with
nearest rival for the Brisbane Bears, Fitzroy Football
title Will Davison Club Ltd continues to operate
crashed out at separately and fields teams in the
Barbagallo Raceway Victorian Amateur Football
on Sunday.
Holden driver Davison
Team driver believed he should
have received warning from his
Association.
The Fitzroy president is 1 2
Last edition
3 4 5 6

team of the fluid left near pit lane Dyson Hore-Lacy, QC, who was club M I S S I S S I P P I
admitted he was "shattered" by president when the Lions merged 7 8
The answer will be publish on the next edition
a freak incident in which his car when Holden duo Lee Holdsworth with Brisbane. or 9
S M A A T O B

skidded on oil near pit lane from and Todd Kelly collided on the The State Trustee informed visit www.kutatownhouses.com C A P I T A L L E T T E R

an earlier accident, hitting a tyre previous lap. Fitzroy that a supporter had left it O I M M P I

CROSSWORDS
10 11 12

wall and damaged the steering. "It's just disappointing $10,000 in her will. But club P A P E R B O Y C O I N
His failure to finish and circumstances because I wanted to secretary Bill Atherton said the E R I N
13

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run the championship all the way Brisbane/Fitzroy merger confused 14 15

Whincup's fourth place gives the the State Trustee, which made an T E A S E I V O R Y
Team Vodafone driver a 281- down to the wire," Davison said. offer to split the money between the
16

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17

A E R
18

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point championship lead over "It's such an anti-climax. You clubs.
ACCROSS DOWN 19 20

E D E N S T A R F I S H
Davison with two races come into the pits, the whole pit Fitzroy, in dispute with R N
21

S H D A
remaining this season. lane is soaked in oil and you've got Brisbane over the decision to 22 23

V I D E O R E C O R D E R
With 300 points on offer no warning about it - I didn't have a change the Lion logo on its jumper, 7. What all milk longs 1. House of God (6)
wrote to Brisbane saying the money E E I N N E M
at the final round in Sydney, just chance to make it through. to become (6) 2. Compilation of 24
would help the club balance its A D O L E S C E N C E
finishing one of those races - "To hand it to him on a plate books in what has been a tough 8. American sandwich chromasomes which
even at the rear of the field - will is disappointing. It's shattering financial year. (6) makes up DNA (4) 1 2 3 4 5 6
be enough for Whincup to claim really." Atherton said that Brisbane 9. Soft French Cheese 3. Permanent arrival to
successive championships. Lowndes was able to win Lions had made a claim for the
(4) the new world (7) 7 8

"It's not over yet, but it's Sunday's race helped by having a $10,000, saying the money was
meant for them when the supporter 10. Brass wind 4. Monastic bigwig (5)
pretty good - I'm that close it's near-new set of sprint tyres.
Whincup had used his sprint
made her will in 1992. He said legal instrument (8) 5. Possibly likely (8)
ridiculous," Whincup said. advice supported Fitzroy's argument.
9 10

tyres - which allow drivers to go 11. Scotch not from 6. Boring sport (6)
"But I'll be working as He said that Fitzroy had told
hard as I have in the past month much quicker than normal tyres but Brisbane the money would be an Scotland (7) 12. Orchestral
over the next two weeks to wear more easily - to win enormous help in running five teams 13. Really fat (5) arrangement (8) 11 12 13

make sure I put in my best Saturday's race. in the amateurs. 15. The ____ of my 14. Purveyor of tasty
Lowndes went on to beat "At the moment the State ____ is my friend (5) dead animals (7) 14
performance in Sydney. Trustee is getting its own legal
"We're looking very Ford's Steven Johnson and advice," Atherton said. 17. MMR component 16. Agile (6) 15 16 17 18

good. To win two Holden's Garth Tander on Sunday. "But isn't it sad that an AFL (7) 18. 20,000 in one novel 19
(championships), if it does Meanwhile Tander's wife club with $40 million can't let its 20. Strongly expressed (6)
happen, will mean a lot more Leanne, Australia's leading female merger partner, which is running (8) 19. Old air (5) 20 21

than just a single victory." racing driver, was taken to hospital teams at an amateur level, collect
the legacy. 21. White whale fanatic 21. Immesurable time
As Whincup put a after a nasty crash in the Mini
"This would have given the (4) (4)
mortgage on the championship Challenge support race earlier in Brisbane Lions the chances to build 22 23

the day. 22. Tends to have more
with his fourth place finish some bridges with us."
Her car clipped a wall fun (6)
behind winner and teammate Atherton said that Fitzroy
Craig Lowndes, Davison was left heavily, leaving her with neck had suffered a $10,000 shortfall this 23. Second biblical
wondering what might have soreness. She was released from season, but the money had been fiction (6)
lent to the club by a director to The answer will be publish on the next edition
been. hospital late on Sunday.
balance the books. or
The Holden Racing visit www.kutatownhouses.com
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Glenn McGrath stars against Australia in exhibition
He turns 40 in February and deliveries," he told Channel Nine. "To play in a game like this was perfect," he
played his last Test almost three have a pitch that bounces and where said.
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Predictions for Nov 23rd- Nov 29th. Carseldine fell for 41 in the 17th
Aries Mar 21-April 20 Libra Sep 24-Oct 23
over, giving Clarke a win over his
Do not let a situation that you have outgrown restrict your You may feel inspired by a new project or determined to great mate Warne.
freedom, or feel that you should change your plans to keep the break free from dull routine, but it seems you need to deal While All Stars youngsters
peace with someone close this week. With the Sun in with unfinished business first. If you take things slowly you
Sagittarius from Monday, it is time to conquer new horizons. will reach your goal much sooner. You could also find that
Jason Krejza (0-43) and Nathan
Doors are due to open, so make the most of the opportunities someone you have met in recent weeks is prepared to give Rimmington (1-48) were belted,
that come your way. you unexpected feedback and support. McGrath was frugal and even on a
Taurus April 21-May 21 Scorpio Oct 24-Nov 22
Something or someone you have set your heart on may seem What you feel about a certain situation is changing, so do not
hat-trick after firing out David
out of reach this week. Take the line of least resistance and let a loved one put you under pressure to make hard and fast Hussey and Adam Voges.
relax. If you let others make the running you will gain a new decisions or commitments. Something you discover later in Looking good for 40, Warne
advantage. The tide turns in your favour later in the week the week could make you feel quite differently about the
when your ruler Venus is in harmony with Uranus, the planet of future and put you in a very strong position.
won the toss and bowled and, true
creative growth and change. to his attacking nature, threw the
Sagittarius Nov 23-Dec 21 new ball to off-spinner Krejza.
Gemini May 22-June 21 You may be tempted to throw caution to the wind this week
A new idea may have the stars behind it, but you could create and make a snap decision or commitment that you could
McGrath had to wait until
unnecessary problems if you try to go too far, too fast this regret. Keep your feet on solid ground and do not take the second over and almost had a
week. You will make the right decisions if you take each unnecessary risks. With romantic Venus in your chart's most wicket first ball when Carseldine
situation as it comes. Friday's link between your ruler Mercury sensitive and hidden zone, it is not yet time to show your
and truthful, forthright Mars should help you break the ice with hand. Let others do the talking.
dropped a low, diving chance at
someone who preoccupies you. cover off Brad Haddin.
Cancer June 22-July 23 Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 20 To show he's lost little in
Do not let nostalgia for the past or an old misunderstanding A close friendship may preoccupy you. If you wait until you
colour the decisions you make. Thursday's link between see your way ahead more clearly, you can sidestep a
semi-retirement, he then dismissed
romantic Venus and Uranus, the planet that brings sudden potential problem later in the week. Thursday's link between IPL teammate David Warner in his
insights, growth and change, is due to usher in a new era. subtle, tactful Venus and Uranus, the planet of the second over - a wicket maiden - as
Only your own attitudes to both the past and the future stand unexpected, suggests that you are due to find out something
in your way. that you badly need to know.
he conceded just one scoring shot
Leo July 24-Aug 23 Aquarius Jan 21-Feb 19 in his first spell.
From Monday a more liberating and adventurous phase Put long-term career plans on hold this week and concentrate When McGrath had Hussey
begins, so let a certain situation be and focus on the details of on what is happening in the here and now. Winning the
a new plan. You could also find that you share common support of friends and colleagues should come high on your
caught on the boundary and then
ground with someone you spend time with. Be open to their agenda, so be diplomatic and persuasive. Someone you Voges edging behind in his third
offer of support. It could help you turn a tricky situation to your meet by chance could also help you bring about an over, he'd taken 3-6 from eight balls
advantage later in the week. unexpected breakthrough.
Virgo Aug 24-Sep 23 Pisces Feb 20-Mar 20
- belying his lack of action for IPL
With the money planet Pluto in your chart's most forward- How much you have in common with a friend or loved one outfit Delhi Daredevils.
looking and creative zone, a new idea could transform your comes up for review this week. You could also find yourself "The last six months I've
chances of success in the months to come. But this is not the confronted with a choice. Friday's clash between your ruler
time to ask for backing or support from those who count. You Neptune and romantic Venus suggests that you should keep
had two games in India, that's it. So
will recognise the moment to take action when it comes. Social your feet on the ground and tread with care. What you want I've probably bowled just 70-80
life comes first from Thursday. from life is undergoing subtle but far-reaching changes.
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Texas billionaire David Bonderman takes home $1.5bn profit Simpsons' Sarkozy lampoon an internet hit
from Myer deal show on declares: "You know that woman
HE'S the genius behind one of told The Sunday Telegraph: "There is law and TPG will co-operate fully with you've been playing hide the
something preposterous that when you any inquiry the ATO may make, as it
November 15 in
Australia's most extraordinary
business coups: a Texas billionaire make a gain here you are paying tax at has done in the past.'' an episode baguette with? That's the first lady
who lives as large as he stands. 50 or 30 per cent, but when a foreigner TPG's Australian office, in entitled The Devil of France, Carla Bruni!
Just two years after failing to makes a gain, they pay no tax. Collins St, Melbourne, is run by Ben Wears Nada. "If you fire me I'll call
get his hands on Qantas, the lanky "They were never intending to sit Gray, son of former Tasmanian Their President Sarkozy and he'll be all
maverick has pocketed a remarkable on (the Myer investment) for 100 years. premier Robin Gray.
Ben Gray was also involved cameos passed over you like Truffaut on
$1.5 billion profit by buying Myer, one "They improve, stroke and hit the
of our best-loved retailers, at a business, prod it, and then they flog it." with TPG's failed $11 billion bid for largely unnoticed Hitchcock," Homer warns, in a dig
bargain-basement price and flogging And that's exactly what Qantas - TPG's previous big time tilt at in France until at French cinema's supposed debt
it back to the market at a premium. Bonderman and his high-flying buddy an Australian icon. He, too, wasn't Friday, when to American models.
David Bonderman, renowned Blum did with Myer. Like the Myer deal, commenting. news websites When Carl doubts the
as the "King of Buyouts'', has left the everything the enigmatic big man from Bonderman has been looking
Texas does is big - his partying and his to Australia for years, and has formed started linking to threat, Homer calls Mr Sarkozy's
Australian Taxation Office scratching
its head - and mum-and-dad investors personal fortune among them. a friendship with James Packer. Both pirated clips of office and we see the French
shaking their heads, wondering where The father of five is said to have have invested in the world's biggest the episode, leader at his desk with a portion of
their cash went, The Sunday thrown the most lavish mulit-million dollar casino operator, Harrah's creating a buzz camembert and his sultry wife.
Telegraph reports. bash in history to celebrate his 60th Entertainment, in the US. "You're getting cosy with
Observers have described
which saw more
The taxman wants $678 birthday, even bringing in the biggest
million in tax and penalties, and band in the world - the Rolling Stones - him as possessing all the charm and A Simpsons lampoon of than 117,000 fans Sarkozy," he says as he answers
everyday investors want answers. and comic Robin Williams to entertain his arrogance of a Hollywood leading French President Nicolas linking to the DailyMotion site the phone.
Within hours of the Jennifer guests. man. Sarkozy has caused a stir alone. This is not the first time
Hawkins-hyped sell-off of Myer, the But it's his business acumen that But with the taxman on his tail online, almost a week after In the show, bungling The Simpsons has mocked the
bounty controlled by Bonderman's has made him famous. The $US1.7 over the Myer deal it is unclear the episode went unnoticed French - the show famously
billion man is a pioneer among the whether the Harvard-educated former
paterfamilias Homer Simpson
TPG had disappeared.
Overnight, $1.5 billion was buyout barbarians: he spends millions on bankruptcy lawyer's 67th birthday this on television. (Getty Images: and his colleague Carl Carlson popularised the taunt "cheese-
spirited out of Australian bank troubled assets, turns them around and Friday will match the extravagance of Ethan Miller) visit Paris and bump into Ms eating surrender monkey" - or
accounts to the Netherlands before sells them off for millions more. his previous parties, which included Thousands of French Bruni, a cigarette-smoking leading world figures.
being transferred to companies based That was the modus operandi The Rolling Stones, John Mellancamp internet users have flooded femme fatale in a stylish But while Britain's former
in two notorious tax havens: the tiny with Myer. With Dick Blum, Bonderman's and Robin Williams as entertainment.
Even so, on the face of it,
video sharing websites to enjoy ballgown, at a high-society prime minister Tony Blair and Fox
European nation of Luxembourg and Texas-based TPG came to Australia with
the the Caribbean's Cayman Islands. $500 million to buy the troubled retail Bonderman's Myer moment has a lampoon of their glamorous reception. network owner Rupert Murdoch
And the 67-year-old mate of giant. capped off an otherwise disappointing first couple, almost a week after After a brief exchange of recorded their own voices for their
James Packer, who shares the Three years later Blum, who couple of years for Bonderman. they appeared on the US show, pleasantries, the Bruni character appearances and escaped with a
Australian billionaire's penchant for travelled to Myer board meetings in his He has fallen significantly The Simpsons. throws herself into Carl's arms gentle ribbing, the harsher
buying into casinos, has pulled off the $70 million Gulfstream jet, and down the Forbes rich list after blowing
Bonderman are back in America counting as much as $US1.3 billion in an
Cartoon caricatures of and declares: "I want to make Sarkozy parody appeared without
deal just 12 months after predicting a
long, deep and painful recession. their cash and contemplating the next unsuccessful attempt to save the President Nicolas Sarkozy and love, right now." their consent.
While Bonderman and his deal. Washington Mutual bank. first lady Carla Bruni starred in Later, after Carl threatens
equally colourful co-chairman, Dick But with the ATO chasing the He peaked in 2007 as the an episode of the animated to have Homer sacked, the hero
Blum, quadrupled their investment in money trail, the pair may think again 105th richest man in the US, with an
Myer, investors watched the stock before opting for another bold Australian estimated $US3.3bn fortune.
plunge nine per cent when it listed. bid. One of his biggest successes
was salvaging Continental Airlines with
Girls pictured on croc trap in Northern Territory
They're still waiting for the share price The ATO has claimed $452
to hit the $4.10 they paid for their million in alleged unpaid tax, plus $226 a $US66 million investment that in five
stock. million in penalties. Foreign investors years was worth $US700 million.
TWO bikini-clad of two male tourists
The deal has shades of don't pay capital gains tax, and exactly He also enjoyed huge girls have been tempting fate by doing a
TPG's buyout of British department why the tax is being claimed remains a success with discount airline Ryanair
photographed similar thing at Jim Jim Falls
store chain Debenhams. TPG and its mystery. and fast food giant Burger King. in Kakadu National Park.
partners made an almost fourfold The ATO isn't commenting, but This latest foray in Australia - swigging
return, while the value of Debenhams there is speculation it will argue that the one of the biggest of its type in the Park ranger and
proceeds should be considered income world this year - appears to be yet
champagne on top crocodile expert Garry
stock has since fallen by half.
Two weeks after the sell-off and taxed accordingly. Sorting that out is another Everest-like success for of a croc trap in a Lindner said the behaviour
saga began to unfold, Australian likely to take years in the courts. Bonderman and Blum, his pal of 30 crocodile-infested of the men was absurd.
authorities and the wider business Bonderman, whose wiry, years.
community are still wondering what receding hair makes him look like a mad The pair hike together in river. "Crocs are attracted
actually happened. scientist, is not the type to roll over and Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. The girls were to the bait in the traps, so it
After the ATO raised the red pay tax that TPG claims it doesn't owe. "He climbs, I trek,'' says photographed singing is extremely dangerous to
flag, one Myer investor posted on the He and Blum don't like talking to Bonderman.
Whether they remain on cloud in the rain, using fool around like this," he
financial blog Hotcopper: "Yep ... the the media and, through their gun
money's gone ... all da way to da corporate crisis manager in Australia, nine over the Myer deal remains to be champagne bottles as said.
Northern Territory News.
CAYMAN ISLANDS!!!!! They came to Sue Cato, declined to be interviewed for seen. microphones, while atop of the
Australia, made the quick big bucks this story. The image, taken at the
trap in Maningrida, in the weekend, surfaced a day after
and go without mercy and no social Cato released a three-sentence
responsibility.'' statement saying, in part: "Ultimately, the Northern Territory, reports the the paper published a picture
One Australian entrepreneur issues will be dealt with according to the
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foreign currency with your period of about 56 days on these are not turning out to be
Make sense of your travel dollars and don't get credit/debit card, ascertain credit-card purchases, but trouble-free.
ripped off whether this will incur a
charge.
overseas cash withdrawals
usually start accruing interest
Basically, you load as
much cash on to your pre-paid
YOU'VE planned they come
across. When overseas, carry immediately. card as you think you will need
and pre-paid your just enough cash for the day's But the latest scam is the and use it to make withdrawals at
overseas trip. All The
n there's needs (snacks, taxis, tips, dynamic currency conversion an ATM.
that's left is the the friendly markets). fee (DCC). By the time the DCC With these cards you may
dreaded packing. stranger Some travel experts is added to the other charges pay a withdrawal fee each time
Oops! You almost who offers encourage the use of money you're staring at a 10 per cent you visit the ATM. Providers of
forgot to make the an belts, but I feel this advertises impost on transactions. travel money cards claim this is
arrangements for your unsuspecti the fact you're a tourist. How does the DCC the cheapest way to access your
spending money, didn't ng tourist a Don't try to access cash work? If you're overseas and money, with typical charges being
you? beer at a at foreign ATMs after dark, decide to buy a necklace, $3.75 per withdrawal.
Planning your local bar, especially if you're alone. strictly speaking the shop But the financial landscape
holiday money has having In some Middle East assistant should give you the is changing all the time and all
never been more critical. previously countries tourists have been option of paying in either the kinds of offers are now on the
Just about everyone arranged kidnapped at ATMs, driven off local currency or in Aussie table.
from Chicago to Crete for the to remote locations and dollars. Again, shop around and
has been hit by the barman to released only after handing But she probably check whether you're up for card
global financial crisis, spike the over cards and PIN numbers. converts your bill automatically issue charges.
and they'll be eager to boost it? visitor's drink. Cards into AUD at the shop's highly Cheques
their profits with your dollars Basically, you have three In the tourist's befuddled Credit/debit cards are uncompetitive conversion rate Travellers cheques have
and drachmas. options, known in the trade as the state they'll make sure they are the most convenient way to and adds a commission as well. lost their glamour over the years,
Travellers heading 3Cs: Cash, cards and cheques. well and truly fleeced. access spending money Always ask to pay in the but you should consider taking
overseas next year will have All have their advantages However, cash still has overseas. But convenience local currency and avoid vendor some of these in case you
their wallets attacked on at and disadvantages. My advice is a role to play in your holiday comes at a cost. charges. experience problems with your
least three fronts: to take a mix of all three, so that if plans. Each year the providers To be fair to card cards. Buy TCs in one or two
Credit-crunched banks one doesn't work another will. When you touch down of the fantastic plastic find new providers, they are doing their currencies (US, UK or Australian).
and credit-card companies Cash at another country's airport it's ways to slug you with extra best to prevent fraudsters While TCs are easy to
looking to boost their bottom Cash is king again but you a good idea to have a modest costs, many of them well and making merry with your money. obtain from financial institutions
lines by squeezing won't want to be stumbling amount of that country's truly hidden. But this comes at a price. and exchange bureaus, they are
holidaymakers' spending around foreign lands with great currency handy for the taxi ride Even cash-strapped Increasingly, Australians not always so easy to cash at the
money; wads of folding stuff. to your hotel, especially if the overseas retailers, restaurants are being caught out as destination.
Retailers, hoteliers and Even pickpockets are money-change counter has and hotels are getting in on the overseas banks introduce extra When I was visiting Spain
restaurateurs slugging feeling the pinch these days and closed. act, with a practice known as layers of security. recently the town's only bank
travellers credit/debit cards have taken to hunting in packs to Before ordering your dynamic currency conversion The perception is that all refused to cash TCs, and said its
with their own mean-spirited boost their chances of a dirhams and dinars, visit a (more of that later). ATMs will recognise all newly installed multilingual ATM
scams; successful day of thievery. selection of financial Before departing credit/debit cards. was the only source of money.
Organised gangs and Overseas tourist hot spots institutions. Australia ensure you know Unfortunately, this is not so. Again, check whether the
opportunists lying in wait to such as Barcelona and Rome Make sure you carefully exactly what charges will be In many cases, the ATM TCs you are purchasing come
relieve the unwary of hard have been rip-off joints for many compare all the charges you're debited to your account if you you wish to use needs to bear commission-free.
cash. years, but you're not safe up for: what foreign exchange use cards overseas to the same symbols that appear
On top of this, Aussies anywhere today. rate you are being quoted and withdraw cash or make on the back of your cards (eg
will have to cope with all the While travelling the whether you are being slugged purchases. Cirrus, Maestro). Also, many
extra layers of security being Underground in London this year with a commission levy as well. Some credit-card retailers and restaurants in the
imposed by overseas banks I met several international visitors Increasingly, foreign providers may hit you with UK and Europe will only accept
on the use of credit, debit and who'd fallen victim to pickers, currency providers are offering exchange rate loading fees chip and PIN cards.
travel money cards in ATMs. mainly illegal East European zero-commission deals, which (typically 2.75 per cent) and Increasingly, vendors are
However, all these migrants working in threesomes. is why it pays to shop around. cash withdrawal charges insisting on six-digit PINs
difficulties can be overcome by This year has also seen an Don't wait until you get (anything between 1.5 per cent (simply add 00 to your four-digit
a little pre-planning. increasing number of pretend to the airport departure lounge, and 2.5 per cent). numbers).
So how much spending policemen asking international where you will have no option Look for credit/debit However, many
money should you take or visitors to empty their pockets but to take the rates and card providers who have no travellers are choosing not to
allow for? More importantly, in (ostensibly to check for drugs), commissions being offered. foreign exchange loading fees. carry credit/debit cards
what form should you arrange only to scarper with any money If you're paying for hard Also, be aware that you
normally get an interest-free
overseas, preferring to take pre-
paid travel money cards. But
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