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Huge waves batter Bali tourist spots

The West Australian on June 16, 2016, 5:58 am

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Visitors to Bali have been warned about unusually strong and dangerous tides which have battered tourist hot spots in the past two weeks. Vision has emerged of waves flooding Kuta beach and smashing into Ku De Ta in Seminyak and the Rock Bar in Jimbaran Bay.

Huge Waves Batter Bali Tourist SpotsWaves crash over a beachside pool. Picture: bjmarner/Instagram

Local newspaper Tribun Bali reported two tourists from China and West Java had died after they were swept out to sea at Padang Galak beach in Sanur.

A Perth woman suffered a similarly tragic fate on Thursday, June 3 on the island of Nusa Penida, south-east of Bali.2

Lestari Williams, 24, and her husband Brad were on their honeymoon when they were hit by a freak wave at Angel Billabong.

Video Two tourists killed in Bali tidal waves3

Mr Williams made it back shore but his new wife and her eight-year-old niece drowned.

Huge Waves Batter Bali Tourist SpotsLestari Williams, swept out to sea while working along a beach in Bali.

Lena Fisher posted a video to Facebook showing waves drenching the Rock Bar at Ayana Resort and Spa.

Ngeri ! Hempasan Ombak Dasyat Sampai di Hotel Ayana Bali: https://t.co/KpUUsBefNv via @YouTube45

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The water sprays through flooring 10m into the air and scatters furniture across the vacated front decks. Victorian tourist Terry Thomas captured footage of Kuta beach flooding five days earlier.

Australians can be heard expressing their disbelief as they climb on top of eskies to avoid the water.

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There is also footage of the spring tide impacting other popular locations on the southern coast, including Sanur, Berawa, Ketewel and Petitenget. In one video, waves wash debris across the Ngurah Rai International Airport near the runway. The Bali Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics Agency issued a warning two weeks ago about big waves which could continue into mid-June.

Huge Waves Batter Bali Tourist SpotsThe beach at popular Ku De Ta disappeared.

Picture: balibarber/Instagram

An agency spokesman attributed the destructive tides to a combination of the new moon and weather patterns. High tide levels on Kuta had reached up to 2.7m above average. He advised tourists to stay alert at the beach and watch for big waves.

Huge Waves Batter Bali Tourist Spots

References

  1. ^ Big waves batter Bali (au.news.yahoo.com)
  2. ^ A Perth woman suffered a similarly tragic fate on Thursday, June 3 on the island of Nusa Penida, south-east of Bali. (au.news.yahoo.com)
  3. ^ Two tourists killed in Bali tidal waves (au.news.yahoo.com)
  4. ^ https://t.co/KpUUsBefNv (t.co)
  5. ^ @YouTube (twitter.com)
  6. ^ June 12, 2016 (twitter.com)
  7. ^ Big waves batter Bali (au.news.yahoo.com)

Michael Moore teen Euro holiday inspires his latest movie.

The West Australian on April 7, 2016, 9:00 am

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When the 19-year-old Michael Moore was travelling in Sweden he broke his toe and was taken to a clinic. After his injured foot was examined he asked for the bill. The future documentary-maker was told there was no bill.

I didn t understand it. Seriously, I had never heard such a thing, he tells me over the phone from the US.

And they explained to me how their healthcare system worked. I just kept running into little things like that, thinking That s such a good idea, why don t we do that .

Indeed, the experience of having his broken toe examined for free had such an impact on Moore that it became the inspiration for his latest rabble-rousing documentary, Where to Invade Next.

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Even though the title suggests an anti-military tirade in the mould of his Academy Award- winning blockbuster Fahrenheit 9/11, it is a buoyant, gentle examination of what Europe can teach the supposed richest country on Earth. Moore s idea was to invade friendly nations and steal things other than oil. He would ransack countries such as Italy, France, Finland and Portugal, taking back ideas that would be of immense benefit to the US. He goes to Italy where he meets workers who enjoy such long holidays that labour seems like a filler in-between trips abroad; to France where he sits down to eat with schoolchildren whose lunches look like they were whipped up by Michelin- starred chefs; and to Finland where he encounters students who don t do homework yet manage to sit on top of the international education rankings.

And each time he comes across a benefit or an achievement, Moore reacts with astonishment, slipping into the great tradition of the naive American abroad. Moore says in order to capture that amazement, which is this very funny film s main source of humour, he deliberately kept himself in the dark.

I don t want to act, he says. I wanted my reactions to be real. You can t ask the people you re interviewing to do or say something a second time. They are not actors and I am not an actor. We ve seen documentaries where people try to act and it sucks.

You want it to be spontaneous. Where To Invade Next, like all of Moore s films, has been criticised for being too partisan and simplistic. The new movie, for example, celebrates the benefits enjoyed by Italian workers without mentioning that Italy has a Greece-sized debt problem and a perennially high rate of unemployment. Moore is unapologetic about the one-sided nature of his movies. I don t believe there is such a thing as objective journalism, he says.

It is produced by human beings, and we re subjective. You have to have the facts right but other than that … tell me a story. Considering his quietness during the tumultuous lead-up to the American presidential elections, he says: I m tired of all that. I want to focus on my art.

While the countries that Moore celebrates in Where To Invade Next achieved their dazzling array of rights and benefits through protest marches, Americans seems incredibly passive in the face of social injustice and inequality. Moore does not blame patriotism or passivity for this, but the cruelty of the system.

People live from pay cheque to pay cheque, he says. They ve created a form of capitalism here where people are afraid of next month s bills.

I just read an extraordinary statistic that shows that the majority of Americans would not be able to find $400 if they needed it for an emergency.

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Michael Moore Teen Euro <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Inspires His Latest Movie.

References

  1. ^ Movies with Mark: Where to Invade Next (au.news.yahoo.com)
  2. ^ Movies with Mark: Eye in the Sky (au.news.yahoo.com)
  3. ^ Movies with Mark: The Lady in the Van (au.news.yahoo.com)
  4. ^ Movies with Mark: Triple 9 (au.news.yahoo.com)
  5. ^ Movies with Mark: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (au.news.yahoo.com)
  6. ^ Movies with Mark: The Imitation Game (au.news.yahoo.com)
  7. ^ Movies with Mark: Straight Outta Compton (au.news.yahoo.com)
  8. ^ Movies with Mark: Inside Out (au.news.yahoo.com)
  9. ^ Movies with Mark: 45 Years (au.news.yahoo.com)
  10. ^ Movies with Mark: Concussion (au.news.yahoo.com)
  11. ^ Movies with Mark: Zoolander 2 (au.news.yahoo.com)
  12. ^ Movies with Mark: Throw Momma From the Train (au.news.yahoo.com)

Paul Levey and his partner Michelle outside the Hotel Quirinale in Rome.

Picture: Ella Pellegrini

Paul1 s yarns were dark, darker than the skies threatening to erupt overhead. They spoke of unimaginable childhood horrors of abuse at the hands of the clergy in full view of others who actively chose to turn their backs; the physical trauma lasted years but the mental heartache much longer.

No more silence, one tattoo says, on the need to speak out about child sex abuses that have gone on within the Catholic Church in Australia. On this particular stormy day Paul confined his description of them to just a few sentences along the lines of why he and partner Michele East were in Rome.

But the meaning and sentiment were clearly understood.

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CARDINAL PELL: Day three of evidence3

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CARDINAL PELL: Day one of evidence5

There was something akin to that Roman medieval forum this week, albeit played out in words in a back ballroom of Hotel Quirinale where the royal commission into institutionalised child sex abuse was convening for four days of its 310 days of public hearings.

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ANDREW BOLT: Pell went by the book and not the heart8

ANDREW BOLT: Pell facing blame for failures he condemns9

ANDREW BOLT: Vatican enemies are circling Pell10

^ Paul (www.news.com.au)

  • ^ /national/courts-law/cardinal-pell-faces-fourth-day-of-testimony-at-royal-commission-in-rome/news-story/d8a9393e023056532965b8ef046227d7 (www.news.com.au)
  • ^ CARDINAL PELL: Day three of evidence (www.news.com.au)
  • ^ CARDINAL PELL: Day two of evidence (www.news.com.au)
  • ^ CARDINAL PELL: Day one of evidence (www.news.com.au)
  • ^ ANDREW BOLT: Many more guilty than the cardinal (www.heraldsun.com.au)
  • ^ ANDREW BOLT: The day I gave in to mob rule (www.heraldsun.com.au)
  • ^ ANDREW BOLT: Pell went by the book and not the heart (www.heraldsun.com.au)
  • ^ ANDREW BOLT: Pell facing blame for failures he condemns (www.heraldsun.com.au)
  • ^ ANDREW BOLT: Vatican enemies are circling Pell (www.http)
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