The words you are searching are inside this book. To get more targeted content, please make full-text search by clicking here.
Discover the best professional documents and content resources in AnyFlip Document Base.
Published by it, 2018-04-30 05:58:45


April 30th,2018

Mon April 30 Tues May 1 Wed May 2 Thurs May 3 Fri May 4

Partly Cloudy Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny

86ºHigh 85ºHigh 85ºHigh 82ºHigh 82ºHigh

67°Low 65°Low 65°Low 64°Low 65°Low

Humidity: Humidity: Humidity: Humidity: Humidity:

51% 53% 53% 53% 60%



Fitness Class Schedule
Fitness Center 6 am – 9 pm daily
Each of our cardio stations is equipped with a
television. We supply headphones, towels and
bottled water for your visit. Maintain your fitness
regimen or start a new one with guidance from our
A visit to the Spa at Hacienda Beach Club and Residences is a journey into a world of
personal trainers! sensation, beauty and balance. The Spa’s serene desert garden environment creates an

atmosphere of luxury with a sense of place and invites guests to relax while restoring a
Fitness Class Schedule connection with the natural rhythms of life. Poised amid the historic architecture and
traditional decor of Hacienda, and the vibrant colors and textures of Cabo San Lucas,
Monday, April 30 the Spa offers a peaceful haven for physical, mental, and emotional renewal.

Yoga: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:30 am- 10:30 am
Sunburn Recovery Treatment
Tuesday, May 1
Spinning: 8:00 am – 9:00 am This wonderfully soothing and cooling treatment is a
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am– 11:30 am welcome relief for sun exposure or the desert heat. Aloe

Wednesday, May 2 Vera is well known for it healing restorative effects, great
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am- 9:00 am for dehydrated or sunburned skins. The treatment
Yoga: 10:00 am-11:00 am includes a full facial with organic Aloe with cool marble
stones to help reduce any inflammation, and simply please
Thursday, May 3 all the senses.
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:00 am 10:00 am

Mat Pilates: 10:30am-11:30 am
80 min. $165 USD + TAX
Friday, May 4
Functional Training: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Spinning: 9:30 am- 10:30 am
Reformer Pilates: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Saturday, May 5
*Cardio Strength Circuit 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Yoga: 10:00 am- 11:00 am

Sunday, May 6 Hacienda Signature Ritual
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Spinning: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Inspired by the rhythms and formations abundantly present in nature, this

beautiful ritual brings balance and harmony to the mind and body. Like the
*Mix of cardio on bike, step including ocean waves and delicate patterns in the seashells, the body’s energy
TRX & Weights overall cardio workout undulates and spirals, creating the vibrancy and power inherent in each of us.
with added strength exercises. This ritual will awaken and stimulate that energy, release the tensions built
up in daily life, and promote overall well-being. The
Private classes experience begins with a welcoming foot cleanse, followed
Hacienda Spa offers personal training classes by a purifying exfoliation, continued by a deep massage to
upon request. relieve tension and expand the breath. We use herbal
compresses with traditional medicinal plants to reach areas

of profound tension and release blocked energy, while pure
essential oils nourish and replenish, leaving you feeling
refreshed and vibrant.

Daily 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Hacienda Spa & Fitness Center

Group Fitness Class Schedule
April 30 to May 13


Monday, April 30 Monday, May 7
Yoga: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Yoga: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:30am – 10:30am
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:30am – 10:30am

Tuesday, May 1 Tuesday, May 8

Spinning: 8:00am – 9:00 am
Spinning: 8:00am – 9:00 am
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am


Wednesday, May 2 Wednesday, May 9
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
Yoga: 10:00 am- 11:00 am
Yoga: 10:00 am- 11:00 am

Thursday, May 3 Thursday, May 10
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:00 am – 10:00am
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:00 am – 10:00am
Mat Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Mat Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am


Friday, May 4 Friday, May 11
Functional Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Functional Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Spinning: 9:30 am – 10:30 am Spinning: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Reformer Pilates: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Reformer Pilates: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, May 5 Saturday, May 12
*Cardio Strength Circuit 8:00 am –9:00 am

*Cardio Strength Circuit 8:00 am –9:00 am
Yoga: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga: 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Sunday, May 6 Sunday, May 13
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am –9:00 am Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am –9:00 am

Spinning: 9:30am – 10:30 am Spinning: 9:30am – 10:30 am

*Mix of cardio on bike, step including *Mix of cardio on bike, step including

TRX & Weights overall cardio workout TRX & Weights overall cardio workout
with added strength exercises with added strength exercises.

Hacienda Spa offers personal training classes upon request.
(Fitness classes for ages 16 and up)


December 26 , 2017 – May 15 , 2018

Preferred Rates USD Cabo Real Campestre San José Puerto Los Cabos
Individual Rounds Public Public Public

-18 Holes $245.00 $200.00 $190.00 $150.00 $275.00 $230.00
-Early Twilight 12:00p $200.00 $160.00 $160.00 $130.00 $220.00 $185.00
-Twilight 1:30p $175.00 $140.00 $135.00 $110.00 $195.00 $165.00

Includes Food & Beverages
(After 11:00 am) $660.00 $500.00 $760.00
Rates per foursome Includes Food & Beverages


$370.00 USD $510.00 USD $800.00 USD
*Rounds may be played at any of our three courses.
*Each pass used at Puerto Los Cabos will incur a $20 USD surcharge due to all-
inclusive food and beverage palapas.
*Golf pass is personal, non-transferable.
* Golf Pass is valid for 14 days, once initial round is played.

All rates and promos are valid up to 12 golfers. Group service fee will apply to all groups larger than 12.

Important news for important people Volume 3167 Monday April 30, 2018
International Business Sports
Around 1,000 people rallied in the Markets do not expect the US Fed- Shaquem Griffin’s odds-defying foot- Cabo San Lucas
northern Thai city of Chiang Mai on eral Reserve to raise interest rates this ball journey is set to continue after Sunny
Sunday to protest the construction of week, as policymakers take time to the linebacker who lost one hand at Sunrise: 6:48 AM
homes for officials on forested land assess how much pressure is building the age of four was drafted Saturday Sunset: 7:46 PM
flanking a revered mountain... P.2 in the world’s largest economy... P.3 by the Seattle Seahawks... P.5 Humidity: 71% 72-78 F

Pyongyang is demanding as yet unspecified security guarantees to discuss its arsenal Golf
US has ‘obligation’ to pursue N.Korea diplomatic track: Pompeo US duo Horschel and Piercy
win PGA Tour’s team event
The US has an “obligation” to pursue Pyongyang regularly cites the fates Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy com-
a diplomatic solution with North Ko- of Saddam Hussein in Iraq -- whose bined for a closing round of five-
rea, and there is a “real opportunity” government was toppled by a US- under par 67 to win the PGA Zurich
for progress, Secretary of State Mike led invasion -- and Libya’s Moamer Classic of New Orleans by one stroke
Pompeo said in an interview broad- Kadhafi, who was killed after his fall over fellow Americans Jason Dufner
cast Sunday. from power, as evidence of the need and Pat Perez.
“We have an obligation to engage for nuclear arms. The Horschel-Piercy pairing ral-
in diplomatic discourse to try and find South Korean President Moon Jae- lied from a three-shot deficit to start
a peaceful solution so that Americans in met with Kim in an historic sum- the alternate shot format final round,
aren’t held at risk by Kim Jong Un mit, agreeing on Friday to pursue a vaulting into the top spot with a
and his nuclear arsenal,” Pompeo told permanent peace and the complete 22-under par total of 266.
ABC’s “This Week.” denuclearization of the Korean pen- “This means a lot to me,” said
America’s top diplomat also said insula. Horschel. “My game hasn’t been
he and North Korean leader Kim held An armistice brought the fighting great in the last year.
in-depth talks about a denucleariza- on the Korean peninsula to an end in “We both put a lot of hard work
tion “mechanism” when they met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (AFP) 1953 but, 65 years later, a final peace into our game. This validates all the
over Easter weekend. asked if North Korea would have agreement has still not been reached. hard work.”
“We talked a great deal about what to fully give up its nuclear weap- The Moon-Kim meeting has raised The US duo were one of 17 teams
it might look like, what this com- ons, fuel and missiles before the US expectations for US President Donald within five shots of the lead at the
plete, verifiable, irreversible mecha- makes concessions. Trump’s own planned summit with start of Sunday’s second foursomes
nism might look like,” Pompeo said, “There are obviously differences, the North Korean leader, the date and round at TPC Louisiana. The teams
according to a transcript released by the Libyan program was much small- location of which have not yet been played a best-ball format in rounds
ABC. er. But that was basically the agree- finalized. one and three.
Pompeo told journalists on Sunday ment that we made,” Bolton said. Last year, Pyongyang carried out Playing under perfect conditions
that he believes Kim is looking for Fears over ‘Libya model’ its sixth nuclear test, by far its most with sunshine and temperatures in
“concrete” actions. Libya announced in late 2003 that powerful to date, and launched mis- the low 80s Fahrenheit (26C), Dufner
“I’m confident that Kim Jong Un it was giving up any ambitions to ac- siles theoretically capable of reaching and Perez finished one shot back in
is looking for more than a piece of quire weapons of mass destruction the US mainland. second with a final-round 68.
paper,” Pompeo said during a Middle and would allow UN inspections of Its actions sent tensions soaring as South Africans Charl Schwartzel
East trip. its nuclear sites, following months of Kim and Trump traded personal in- and Louis Oosthuizen were another
US National Security Advisor John secret talks with London and Wash- sults and threats of war. stroke back in third with a 68.
Bolton said Libya’s decision to give ington. Trump has demanded the North Tommy Fleetwood-Chris Paisley
up its nuclear program through diplo- But Libya’s move to scrap its nu- give up its weapons, and Washington made an eagle-three at No. 18 to
macy was a “model” for efforts to get clear program also serves as a model is pressing for it to do so in a com- shoot a 69 and finish tied for fourth.
North Korea to do likewise. of what North Korea fears will hap- plete, verifiable and irreversible way. Third round leaders Kevin Kisner
“We have very much in mind the pen: its government was later over- Pyongyang is demanding as yet and Scott Brown, who lost in a play-
Libya model from 2003, 2004,” thrown by rebel forces supported by unspecified security guarantees to off last year, slumped to a 77 and fin-
Bolton told Fox News Sunday when Western air strikes in 2011. discuss its arsenal. ished in a tie for 15th, seven shots off
the pace.
Their mission? To prevent the powerful purple alien Thanos from destroying the universe Piercy drained a three-foot putt for
par on the final hole to secure the win,
‘Avengers’ opens with $630 mn, smashing global record but Horschel had the hotter putter of
“Avengers: Infinity War” took in to save the universe, also broke the Doctor Strange; Scarlett Johansson the two this week.
$630 million in its first weekend, the record for highest North American is back as Black Widow; and Austra- “I putted really well the last cou-
highest global opening of all time, opening weekend, raking in $250 lia’s Chris Hemsworth is Thor. ple of weeks,” Horschel said. “I said
industry estimates showed on Sun- million. Also back for more? Black Panther ‘Scott just get me on green’. I felt
day. “Infinity War” is the 19th film in -- the Marvel breakout of the year af- like every putt was going to go in the
“The latest Marvel juggernaut... the so-called Marvel Cinematic Uni- ter the massive opening of the stand- hole.”
opened with $630M worldwide, mak- verse (MCU), combining a whop- alone pic in February, Captain Amer- “We are excited. I’m excited,” said
ing it the largest global weekend tally ping nine franchises and a cast list ica, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Piercy of the win.
in the history of film, and this was that reads like a who’s who of Hol- the Guardians of the Galaxy and their They birdied their first two holes
done without China,” industry tracker lywood’s A-list. assorted allies. Sunday and then added two more
Exhibitor Relations said. Robert Downey Jr dons the red Their mission? To prevent the birdies to begin the back nine as they
The film, which features more and gold metal suit once again as powerful purple alien Thanos (Josh went head-to-head against Dufner
than two dozen superheroes fighting Iron Man; Benedict Cumberbatch is Brolin) from destroying the universe. and Perez down the stretch.

Page 2 Monday April 30, 2018
Taj Mahal privatisation “Bring back the forest to Doi Suthep. Bring back the forest to the people”
Critics on India heritage Thais rally against officials building homes on sacred mountain
Heritage activists Sunday accused the Around 1,000 people rallied in the
Indian government of trying to pri- northern Thai city of Chiang Mai on
vatise historic relics such as the Taj Sunday to protest the construction of
Mahal after it launched a controver- homes for officials on forested land
sial scheme allowing companies to flanking a revered mountain, in one
“adopt” dozens of monuments. of the largest shows of dissent under
Opposition politicians accused junta rule.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Public frustration has been mount-
government of “leasing out” monu- ing over the project since aerial im-
ments under the “Adopt a Heritage” ages of several dozen officials’ homes
plan that will see 95 historic sites -- carved into the green foothills of
taken over by private entities. Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep mountain
India’s tourism ministry on Satur- -- started circulating on social media
day announced a five-year contract earlier this year.
worth 250 million rupees ($3.7 mil- On Sunday, a sea protesters, many
lion) with the Dalmia Bharat con- wearing green and waving flags,
glomerate for the iconic 17th-century called for the demolition of the build-
Red Fort in Delhi and another fort in ings as they marched through Chiang
the southern Andhra Pradesh state. Mai, the biggest city in Thailand’s
Other monuments on the list in- mountainous north.
clude the Taj Mahal -- which two “About 1,000 people gathered...
conglomerates are competing for -- since 7:30 am (0030 GMT) to pro- Thai demonstrators dressed in green outfit rally in Chiang Mai (Photo AFP)
and the 12th-century UNESCO-listed test against the houses,” Chiang Mai gally on a patch of government-owned “Bring back the forest to Doi Suthep.
Qutub Minar complex in Delhi. police officer Jirasak Sriprasert told land adjacent to the national park that Bring back the forest to the people.”
The Red Fort -- built by Mughal AFP, adding that the demonstration covers the rest of the mountain. The march went ahead in defiance
emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 and also was peaceful. The controversy has touched on of a ban on political gatherings and
on the UNESCO list -- is where In- Protesters say the mountain, which long-running frustration over special protests imposed by the junta that
dia’s prime minister makes an annual looms over Chiang Mai and hosts a treatment granted to Thai officials seized power in 2014.
independence day speech. hugely popular temple believed to and elites -- often at the expense of The regime, which says it is pre-
The government says contracts hold a relic of the Buddha, is a sacred the public and the environment. paring a return to democracy next
awarded under the programme will site and conservation area. “We want the demolition of the year, has faced a spate of demonstra-
only cover development, operations But officials have defended the state houses and a return of the forest,” the tions in months as impatience mounts
and maintenance of amenities around housing project for judges and other rally’s organisers said in a statement over military repression and impunity
the Red Fort. court staff, saying it was carried out le- on Sunday. for the wealthy and well-connected.
Dalmia Bharat will be allowed to
put up some advertising, set ticket Russian Orthodox Patriarch “I will only talk about politics once I have consulted widely”
prices and earn money from their
sales, under government supervision. Kirill on first visit to Muslim- Malawi ex-president Banda says ‘no fear’ of arrest after return
All proceeds must go into improve- Malawi’s former president Joyce arrested, though he confirmed that a
ments of the monument, according to majority Albania Banda said Sunday she was not afraid warrant issued last July remained valid.
government officials who insist com- Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of being arrested despite an outstand- Earlier this year, the Malawi Anti-
panies will not be allowed to profit celebrated mass in Tirana on Sunday, ing warrant over corruption allega- Corruption Bureau (ACB) said it had
from the scheme. the highlight of his first visit to the tions, a day after she returned home no solid evidence against the former
Critics said, however, the auctions mainly Muslim Albania. from four years in self-imposed exile. president, partially clearing her name.
were a virtual privatisation of the relics. “We, Orthodox Christians living in “I am not afraid. If they want they The “Cashgate” scandal prompted
The opposition Congress Party slammed various countries, share the same val- can come and arrest me because I foreign donors -- who provide around
the programme and called for more gov- ues, and we must follow them,” Kirill have not done any wrong,” Banda, 40 percent of Malawi’s budget -- to
ernment funds to run the facilities instead. told hundreds of faithful in Tirana’s only the second woman to lead an pull the plug on aid worth around
Delhi-based historian and heritage Orthodox cathedral. African country, told a crowd of sup- $150 million.
activist Rana Safvi said it remained In a country of 2.9 million known porters in her home village of Doma- Ministers, civil servants and busi-
unclear how corporate management for its religious tolerance, Orthodox si, north of capital Blantyre. nessmen are accused of pocketing
of these sites will be monitored. Christians make up seven percent of “But if people are stealing from the money from government coffers
“There is no clarity on how much the population, behind the 10 percent people that I love dearly, then these through ghost companies which did
money corporates will spend on the fa- who are Catholic and the majority people ought to be arrested,” she said. not provide any services to the state.
cilities but they are certainly going to Muslims who account for 56 percent, Banda, 68, fled the country in 2014 Local media have reported a pos-
generate more funds from tickets than according to the 2011 census. when she lost power after being em- sible deal between President Peter
the contract amount,” she told AFP. Kirill, 71, is the spiritual leader broiled in the so-called Cashgate Mutharika and Banda ahead of next
Under the scheme, the companies of more than half of the world’s 250 scandal, in which government offi- year’s elections, in which Banda has
that will manage the sites will also million Orthodox Christians. cials siphoned off millions of dollars hinted she may run.
produce historical guides. Kirill hailed the Albanian church’s of public money. “I will only talk about politics once
Many monuments on the list are “resistance” during a half-century of Police spokesman James Kaledzera I have consulted widely,” she said on
from the era of Muslim rulers, and communist rule, when more than 100 has declined to say if Banda would be Sunday.
their history has been a source of con- members of the clergy including seven
troversy for some right-wing Hindu bishops died in detention or were ex-
nationalists, including from Modi’s ecuted for their religious conviction.
ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). More than 1,800 churches were de-
They have claimed, for example, stroyed between 1945 and 1985.
that the Taj Mahal was built on a Kirill also praised the “renaissance
Hindu temple. of faith” the country has seen since the
“We are not sure which historic fall of communism in the early 1990s.
sources (the companies) will use in “Our Church is marked by the spirit of
audio-video guides. That remains an peaceful coexistence among all religious
area of concern,” Safvi said. communities, and the visit by Patriarch
India has nearly 3,700 historic Kirill is an affirmation of these values,”
monuments, including 31 UNESCO said Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, the
world heritage sites. head of the Albanian Orthodox Church.

Page 3 Monday April 30, 2018
“We don’t manage the stock market, we manage stable prices and maximum employment” Wall Street Indexes
US Fed to hold fire amid rising market sensitivity Dow Jones 24,311.19 - 0.05%
+ 0.02%
S&P 2,669.91 + 0.11%
International Stock Indexes
Markets do not expect the US Fed- Stocks fell 2.3 percent in the wake Australia 5,953.646 + 0.73%
eral Reserve to raise interest rates this of his comments, seemingly disap- Frankfurt 12,580.87 + 0.64%
week, as policymakers take time to pointed he had not promised to slow Italy 23,927.61 - 0.47%
assess how much pressure is building future rate increases in light of a pos- London 7,502.21 + 1.09%
in the world’s largest economy. sible trade war with China. Madrid 9,925.40 + 0.23%
The central bank’s Federal Open Kathy Bostjancic, head of US Paris 5,483.19 + 0.54%
Market Committee, which is due to macro investor services at Oxford Tokyo 22,467.87 + 0.66%
begin a two-day meeting on Tuesday, Economics, said mounting inflation Toronto 15,668.93 + 0.20%
has signaled it will raise its key lend- could indeed force the Fed to move Latin-American Stock Indexes
ing rate at least twice more this year faster than Wall Street likes, shatter- Bogota 1,566.45 + 0.84%
after kicking it up a notch last month. ing hopes the central bank will act to Buenos Aires 30,006.35 + 1.76%
But Wall Street since February has protect stock prices. Lima 21,410.30 - 0.26%
shown a tendency to swoon at the “I do think Chair Powell will be care- Mexico 48,284.61 - 0.03%
faintest hint the Fed might consider ful as all Fed officials are but I don’t be- Panama 474.98 + 1.67%
moving at a more aggressive pace. lieve that there’s this so-called ‘Powell Santiago 5,690.48 + 0.19%
And data that suggest the Fed Put,’” she said, referring to the idea the Sao Paulo 86,444.66 + 0.07%
might move four times this year un- central bank chief would attempt to put Venezuela 22,380.010 + 5.24%
der newly-installed Fed Chairman a floor under stock prices. Most Active Stocks
Jay Powell have generated wild vola- “I don’t think he could easily give 3M Co
tility in share prices. deference to the equity market and Alcoa
While the central bank will leave enable this idea.” Amex
the benchmark lending rate un- US Chairman Jerome Powell (Photo AFP) Since the FOMC raised rates in AT&T
touched on Wednesday when it an- inflation, rallying markets and steady March, economic data have pointed B. of America
nounces the outcome of the meeting, growth. to continued steady growth and signs Boeing
investors will be reading anxiously But since taking office in Febru- wages are rising at long last, which Caterpillar
between the lines for signs of how ary, Powell has managed to spook the would be expected to boost inflation. Chevron
concerned officials appear to be markets at virtually every turn. GDP expanded by a better-than-ex- Cisco Systems
about rising wages and inflation. At his debut congressional testimo- pected 2.3 percent in the first quarter Coca Cola
After years at with interest rates at ny that month, stocks turned negative, and is projected to return to around Dupont
zero in the aftermath of the global fi- particularly on Powell’s remark that three percent in the second quarter, Exxon Mobil
nancial crisis, the US central bank has the central bank’s mandate did not in- and job creation remained strong. General Electric
nudged the rate up six times since the clude boosting Wall Street returns. Inflation has turned up the heat. A H.P.
first move in December 2015, moving “We don’t manage the stock mar- quarterly measure of the core Person- Home Depot
in increments of 0.25, or 25 basis points. ket, we manage stable prices and al Consumption Expenditures price IBM
“There’s just a level of disbelief maximum employment,” he said. index, the Fed’s preferred measure, Intel
that the Fed would actually raise The Dow lost 1.2 percent that day. which strips out volatile food and Johnson & Johnson
rates a hundred basis points in a year, The index also fell 0.2 percent fuel prices, surged above the Fed’s JPMorgan
as if a hundred basis points is a lot,” following Powell’s first post-FOMC two percent target to 2.5 percent, its Kraft Heinz Co
economist Joel Naroff told AFP. press conference in March, when strongest quarter since 2007. McDonalds
“You’ve got this 10 years of low the central bank hiked and raised its Naroff said Powell would be care- Merck & Co
rates and people thinking it’s almost long-term interest rate forecast by a ful not to send markets nosediving -- Microsoft
a birth right,” he added. “That’s creat- tenth to 2.9 percent. which could spill over into business Pfizer
ing a lot of the uncertainty.” No ‘Powell Put’ confidence and hurt the real economy Procter & Gamble
Powell’s nomination to lead the Two weeks later, Powell delivered -- even though markets are not his Travelers Cos
Fed was widely seen as a White his first speech as Fed chair, saying primary concern. United Tech.
House signal of continuity with the the central bank wanted to avoid rais- “If the stock markets are totally flat Verizon
end of Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s era, ing rates either too quickly or too this year and he gets a hundred basis Wal-Mart
which saw low interest rates, tame slowly. points, he’ll be a happy camper.” Walt Disney
The reef is a critical national asset, contributing Aus$6.4 billion a year to the Australian economy
Australia pledges half a billion to restore Great Barrier Reef
Australia pledged half a billion dol- “We want to ensure the reef’s fu- Turnbull said part of the money will from burning fossil fuels,” said Bill
lars to restore and protect the Great ture for the benefit of all Australians, be used to mitigate the impacts of cli- McKibben, founder of the global
Barrier Reef Sunday in what it said particularly those whose livelihood mate change, but gave no details. grassroots climate movement
would be a game-changer for the em- depends on the reef,” he added. Conservationists said while the “To simultaneously promote the
battled natural wonder, but conserva- The reef is a critical national asset, funding was “an important step”, the world’s biggest coal mine (Adani)
tionists were not convinced. contributing Aus$6.4 billion a year to biggest threat to the reef was global while pretending to care about the
The World Heritage-listed site, the Australian economy. warming and not enough was being world’s largest reef is an acrobatic
which attracts millions of tourists, is Canberra has previously commit- done to combat it by embracing clean feat only a cynical politician would
reeling from significant bouts of coral ted more than Aus$2.0 billion to pro- energy. attempt.”
bleaching due to warming sea tem- tect the site over the next decade, but “Science is well aware of what’s Australian Conservation Founda-
peratures linked to climate change. has been criticised for backing a huge killing the coral. It’s the excess heat tion chief Kelly O’Shanassy agreed.
It is also under threat from the coal project by Indian mining giant
coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish, Adani nearby. Foreign Exchange
which has proliferated due to pollu- With its heavy use of coal-fired
tion and agricultural runoff. power and relatively small popula- EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tion, Australia is considered one of EURO - 1.21 1.56 .88 1.59 1.19 9.50 132.00
said more than Aus$500 million ($400 the world’s worst per-capita green- USA .83 - 1.30 .72 1.33 .99 7.87 109.89
million) would go towards improving house gas polluters. CAN .64 .77 - .56 1.03 .75 6.10 85.00
water quality, tackling predators, and Canberra insists it is taking strong UK 1.14 1.38 1.79 - 1.82 1.37 10.80 151.00
expanding restoration efforts. action to address the global threat of AUS .63 .75 .97 .55 - .75 5.90 82.00
Turnbull said it was the “largest climate change, having set an ambi- SWISS .84 1.01 1.33 .73 1.33 - 7.90 110.00
ever single investment -- to protect tious target to reduce emissions by H.KONG .11 .13 .16 .09 .17 .13 - 13.90
the reef, secure its viability and the 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
64,000 jobs that rely on the reef”. 2030.

Page 4 Monday April 30, 2018
“The EU must be ready to react, if necessary, with efficiency and speed” Dubai port operator
France, Germany, Britain say EU ‘must be ready to react’ to US trade tariffs Hyperloop team up on high-
The European Union’s three largest $7.7-billion of steel and aluminium saying cheap imports were undermin-
economies agree on the need to be to the US market. ing US producers crucial to military speed cargo delivery
“ready to react” to trade tariffs im- Eurozone powerhouse Germany preparedness, but gave a temporary Dubai’s giant port operator DP World
posed by the United States, France’s last week said it expected Washing- reprieve to the countries that are the on Sunday joined hands with Virgin
presidency said Sunday. ton to impose the tariffs from May 1, main suppliers to the US market. Hyperloop One to create a global firm
“The EU must be ready to react, if although a key economic advisor to The measures were targeted pri- that will build high-speed cargo de-
necessary, with efficiency and speed,” Trump hinted Thursday that conces- marily at overproduction by China, livery systems.
it said in a statement after telephone sions might be made to the EU. which has been the key focus of The new company, DP World Car-
talks between French President Em- “It’s very important that somany of Trump’s combative trade policies. gospeed, will create futuristic trans-
manuel Macron, German Chancellor our friends make some concessions The EU has threatened to impose port systems using Hyperloop’s tube-
Angela Merkel and Britain’s Prime with respect to trading practices, tariffs their own punitive tariffs on key US based technology to deliver goods
Minister Theresa May on the poten- and taxes,” National Economic Coun- goods if they are not shielded from and link existing road, rail and air
tial impact of new US tariffs. cil Director Larry Kudlow told CNBC. the steel and aluminium duties. transport infrastructure.
Crippling US tariffs on steel and alu- He pointed to concerns about In a state visit to Washington last And while it will require tens of
minium are set to take effect on Tues- “equal treatment of automobiles” in week, Macron called for cooperation billions of dollars in investments, it
day, and key trading partners including the EU as an example. among allies on trade. already has potential projects in In-
the EU have urged the White House to Macron, Merkel and May dis- “You don’t make trade war with dia, the United Arab Emirates and
exempt them from the additional cost. cussed the tariffs and said they “hope your allies,” Macron warned ad- Saudi Arabia, officials said.
US President Donald Trump met the United States doesn’t take mea- dressed the US Congress. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, head
last week with Macron and Merkel sures contrary to transatlantic inter- The three EU leaders also dis- of state-owned DP World, said the
but gave no indication of whether ests,” the Elysee statement said. cussed the Iran nuclear deal, which partnership with Hyperloop, backed
or not he planned to exempt the Trump imposed the tariffs last Trump has threatened to scrap, the by British tycoon Richard Branson,
EU, which last year exported over month on national security grounds, French presidency said. would help “shape the future of glob-
al logistics”.
The authorities added that delays could last through to Monday The launch was attended by the
Power cut temporarily shuts Amsterdam’s airport UAE prime minister and ruler of
Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin
A power cut overnight forced the authorities decided to close down the tions while incoming flights were re- Rashed al-Maktoum.
temporary closure of Amsterdam’s airport to ensure security for travel- duced as well. “With this system you can move
Schipol airport, one of Europe’s busi- lers who were crowded in terminal At the same time, access roads any cargo around the world in less
est, officials said as they tried to get buildings. to the airport were closed and train than 14 hours, whether you are in
operations moving again Sunday. The Dutch carrier KLM, part of the and bus services were suspended as China or in the North Pole, it will not
They said the power outage dis- Air France-KLM group, cancelled at authorities asked travellers to stay at take more than 14 hours,” Sulayem
rupted the check-in system so the least 25 flights to European destina- home. said.
Branson, who was appointed chair-
In its first three years, the new firm will be able to invest around $40 billion man of the new company, said the
T-Mobile, Sprint to merge: CEOs project would “enable ultra-fast, on-
demand deliveries of high-priority
US wireless operators Sprint and T- bring a broad & deep nationwide 5G vid Beckham’s Miami Major League goods”.
Mobile will form a new company and network -- something no US wireless Soccer franchise, said “the difference “On-demand deliveries are a nov-
push development of a super-fast 5G company could achieve alone in the between 4G and 5G is the difference elty today. Tomorrow it will be the
network, the heads of both firms said critical early years of 5G.” between black-and-white TV and expectation.”
Sunday. In its first three years, the new firm color TV.” In February, Virgin Hyperloop
The announcement came months will be able to invest around $40 bil- The first commercial 5G roll-outs One announced plans for a super-
after the two companies called off lion, “nearly 50 percent more than begin this year and next in the United fast rail network linking India’s fi-
merger talks when they failed to both of us invested in the last three States, Korea and Japan, but industry nancial capital Mumbai to the city
clinch mutually agreeable terms. years,” he said. players have cautioned development of Pune about 142 kilometres (88
“I’m excited to announce that @ ‘20,000 lost jobs’ of 5G still has a long way to go. miles) away.
TMobile & @Sprint have reached an Legere announced that he would In February China’s Huawei un- Hyperloop CEO Rob Lloyd said
agreement to come together to form lead the new company as CEO, while veiled what it said is the world’s first a 10-15 kilometre(six to nine mile)
a new company -- a larger, stronger T-Mobile’s chief operating officer commercial chipset to meet the stan- demo track would be built first be-
competitor that will be a force for Mike Sievert would be president. dards of 5G wireless networks. fore construction began along the full
positive change for all US consumers T-Mobile is one of the biggest An unusual move by US President route.
and businesses!” T-Mobile CEO John earners for its German parent. Donald Trump earlier this year to The partnership is currently look-
Legere announced as part of a series In 2017, it added 5.7 million net block a proposed takeover of Qual- ing at projects in India and the Middle
of tweets about the tie-up. new customers compared with 8.2 comm by a chip rival then based in East, but Lloyd they may also look
T-Mobile, a division of Germany’s million the previous year, but the Singapore highlighted growing con- to work in Canada and the United
Deutsche Telekom, and Sprint -- a hoped-for merger with Sprint fell cerns about the rise of Chinese com- States.
subsidiary of Japan’s SoftBank -- are through in November. petitors. “By the end of the year, I believe
at present the third and fourth largest At that time, the Communica- Trump’s order made no mention we could actually have three govern-
US wireless operators, respectively. tion Workers of America union had of China, but a letter from the US ment-funded and supported projects
Together they would have about warned that a merger would result Treasury Department warned that the underway, two of which could be-
131 million subscribers, virtually in the loss of at least 20,000 US jobs mooted takeover by Broadcom might gin construction in 2019 and one in
matching second-ranked AT&T and through store closings and other con- hurt US leadership in 5G. 2020,” he told AFP.
posing stiff competition to market solidation, while also harming con- 5G will account for 14 percent of “We will have an international
leader Verizon Communications. sumers. global wireless connections by 2025, group certifying this technology for
Sprint chief executive Marcelo The two firms had previously held according to GSMA, the global mo- safety and regulatory approvals for
Claure also used Twitter to announce talks in 2014 on a merger but ended bile operators association. 2022,” he said.
“some incredibly exciting news - @ discussions in the face of opposition Deutsche Telekom CEO Timo- The first phase of each project will
Sprint and @TMobile are joining from US regulators. theus Hoettges has estimated the cost cost between $300 and $500 million,
forces.” 5G or fifth-generation wireless of providing 5G networks in Europe while a full network carrying mil-
He said they will “combine to cre- communication networks would en- alone will be €300-500 billion ($363- lions of passengers a year will re-
ate the most disruptive U.S. carrier!” able services such as smart cities, re- 606 billion). quire investments ranging between
In a video posted online the long- mote surgery and driverless cars. The telecoms industry will invest $3 billion and $15 billion, Lloyd
haired Legere and Claure, wearing a The networks would allow custom- $275 billion in the United States to said.
T-shirt, appeared side-by-side. ers to experience video and virtual re- develop 5G networks there, Claure The first full super-fast rail net-
Legere said “the New @TMobile ality with greater ease. said at the Mobile World Congress in work is expected to be in commercial
will be the ONLY company able to Claure, who is also a partner in Da- Barcelona in February. use by 2025, he said.

Page 5 Monday April 30, 2018
Griffin’s left hand was amputated when he was four because of a rare birth defect called Amniotic Band Syndrome
Shaquem Griffin becomes first one-handed NFL draft in history

Shaquem Griffin’s odds-defying foot- is looking smooth every day.’ “And
ball journey is set to continue after they continued throughout this whole
the linebacker who lost one hand at process to let me know how much
the age of four was drafted Saturday they loved my brother, how much
by the Seattle Seahawks. they loved my family.
The Seahawks chose Griffin in the Family affair
fifth round (141st overall), making “I’m glad they made this happen,”
him the first one-handed player ever Shaquill said. “It’s a dream come
selected in National Football League true, not just being drafted, but be-
entry draft. ing with my family and bringing my
Getting picked was a dream come brother back home.”
true for Griffin as he joins his twin Based on his superb US collegiate
brother, Shaquill Griffin, who was career, Griffin could be up to the task.
drafted by Seattle in the third round “I don’t want to be a guy who’s just
last year. a feel-good story,” Griffin told the US
“That was the phone call I was media at the draft. “I want to be a foot-
waiting for my entire life,” Shaquem ball player, and a good one at that.”
Griffin said regarding the call from He enjoyed an outstanding career at
Seattle general manager John Schnei- the University of Central Florida, where
der when he was chosen. “I liter- he appeared in 39 games with 26 starts,
ally broke down after that. I couldn’t amassing 175 tackles, 18.5 sacks two
breathe. I didn’t know how to talk, I interceptions and 11 passes defended.
mean, I was just lost for words.” His play earned him a first team
Griffin’s left hand was amputated all-conference selection twice, and
when he was four because of a rare in 2016 he was the Defensive Player
birth defect called Amniotic Band of the Year in the American Athletic
Syndrome. Conference.
The Seahawks envision Griffin (FILES) Shaquem Griffin poses prior to the start of the 2018 NFL Draft (Photo AFP) The 6-foot (1.8m), 227 pound
contributing as a pass-rushing outside in spots where we can utilize the great the Seattle coaching and scouting (102.97 kg) player impressed at the
linebacker and on special teams. speed he has. He is as fast as you can staff to pick his brother. NFL scouting combine, clocking a
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll get as a linebacker,” Carroll said. “I made sure I kept his name fresh blazing 4.38 sec in the 40-yard dash
said Griffin has great speed, is mature “He is an extraordinary young in that building,” said Shaquill, who -- first among all linebackers present.
beyond his years, and they are going man. He is an explosive, talented guy started 11 games for Seattle in 2017. Using a prosthetic on his left
to try to put him in situations where and he backs it up.” “So every day I made sure to men- arm he posted 20 repetitions on the
he can succeed. Shaquill Griffin, who was born tion my brother about something, bench-press as NFL hopefuls were
“He will be a big factor in special one minute before his twin, was also even was just, ‘hey, man, my brother put through their paces by team rep-
teams. We are going to try to put him overjoyed. Shaquill said he lobbied got a good workout in, his backpedal resentatives in March.

“I just try to do whatever it takes to help us win. I felt like I wanted to do that again in this series” Pirates pitcher
James brings Cavs back from brink, Rockets romp in NBA playoffs Kingham almost perfect in
LeBron James scored 45 points in an- many as 14 in the second quarter as thinking about Toronto right now
other magnificent game seven perfor- coach Tyronn Lue switched his start- until tomorrow. I’m ready to go major league debut
mance Sunday, leading the Cleveland ing lineup to include all four of his home. Can we? I’m tired. I want to Pittsburgh’s Nick Kingham made
Cavaliers to a 105-101 victory over holdovers from the last three NBA Fi- go home.” a spectacular Major League Base-
the Indiana Pacers and into the sec- nals teams: James, Thompson, Kevin The Cavaliers have beaten the ball debut on Sunday, flirting with
ond round of the NBA playoffs. Love and JR Smith. Raptors in each of the last two post- perfection in a one-hit gem as the
Facing elimination in the first James became the career playoff seasons, sweeping them in the second Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals
round for the first time, James was leader in steals when he picked off round last year. 5-0.
having none of it. a pass in the second quarter, having Rockets dominate Jazz Kingham, drafted eight years ago
The 33-year-old superstar, who has entered the contest tied with former But fatigue could be a factor out of high school, saw his arrival in
now reached the second round in all Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen against a Toronto team that punched the majors delayed by Tommy John
13 of his playoff appearances, pro- (395) atop the all-time post-season their second-round ticket on Friday. elbow ligament surgery in 2015. He
duced his third 40-point game of the list. It was evident on Sunday that the worked his way back in 2016, and
series, adding nine rebounds, seven James also became the first player Utah Jazz just couldn’t keep up with played in the minor leagues last year
assists and four steals as Cleveland to score 20 or more points 200 times the potent Houston Rockets in their before finally getting the call.
booked a second-round clash with in the playoffs. Western Conference second-round When he finally arrived on a big-
Eastern Conference top seeds Toron- After their dominant first half, opener. league mound, he didn’t disappoint.
to starting on Tuesday. Cleveland once again saw the Pacers James Harden scored 41 points as Kingham carried a perfect game
“I just try to do whatever it takes to gain ground in the third. the Rockets romped to a 110-96 vic- into the seventh inning, retiring the
help us win. I felt like I wanted to do Indiana took a one-point lead on tory. first 20 batters he faced in an expan-
that again in this series,” said James, Bojan Bogdanovich’s three-pointer Houston connected on 17 of 32 sion-era record for a pitcher making
who is now 5-2 in game sevens in all with 7:13 left in the third period and a three-point attempts and led by as his debut.
rounds of the playoffs. determined Victor Oladipo scored 14 many as 27 over a Jazz team that Paul DeJong belted a two-out sin-
“There’s nothing like a game sev- of his 30 points in the third. eliminated Oklahoma City on Sunday gle to left field in the seventh to break
en,” said Cleveland’s Tristan Thomp- Cleveland weathered the storm to in the sixth game of a bruising first- up Kingham’s no-hit bid.
son. “Game seven separates the men take a two-point lead into the fourth round series. He finished with nine strikeouts
from the boys.” quarter, and with James sidelined for Point guard Chris Paul added 17 -- throwing 72 of his 98 pitches for
With their season on the line after a several minutes fighting leg cramps points, six assists and four rebounds strikes as he displayed a wicked
humbling 34-point loss in game six, the they built the advantage to nine. for the Rockets, who had 16 points slider.
Cavaliers exploded out of the blocks. Oladipo’s driving layup cut Indi- from Clint Capela and 15 from PJ “But it’s good to be nervous,” he
James made his first seven shots ana’s deficit to four with less than a Tucker. said. “That means I care. That just
and finished the first half with 26 minute to play, but James responded Donovan Mitchell, starting at point made my intentions a little bit more
points, five assists and four rebounds. with a layup and Cleveland held on. guard in place of injured Ricky Ru- heightened -- not more serious, but
The Cavs pulled down 11 offensive “I’m burnt right now,” James bio, and reserve Jae Crowder scored just handled everything a little more
rebounds in the first half and led by as admitted after the game. “I’m not 21 apiece for the Jazz. carefully.”

Page 6 Monday April 30, 2018

The aim of the game is to fill a 9x9 grid (81 squares) that is subdivided into 3x3 “sub-squares, with each of the numbers one through nine, besides
the ones that are already filled with numbers.
The rule is that each number appear only once per row, once per column, and only once per sub-square. It is rather easy to solve, in fact no math-
ematical knowledge is required. The solutions are indicated below.
Have fun!

Beginners Advanced
8 3 9 7 5 1 8 6 3 4

6 2 9 3 5 3

5 4 2 3 6 3 7 6 1

5 7 9 2 1 8

1 2 8 6 8 2 3 4 7 5 6 4 7 8
9 10 11 12
8 1 3 3 6 13 14 2
15 16 17 18
7 4 3 1 6 3 5 20 21 7 22 9
23 24
3 2 8 5 9 6
25 26 27
28 29 30 31
4 8 1 2 3 7 2 9 4 3
32 33 34
35 36 37

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ACROSS DOWN

1 Profanity 1 Ms. Winfrey
9 10 11 12
5 U.S. capital 2 Aluminum (abbr.)
7 Hello 3 Oolong
13 14
9 Offer as a plea 4 Owns
11 Cat 6 Doctor's office
15 16 17 18 13 Withdrawn 7 Vacation day
15 Actinium (abbr.) 8 Indianapolis locale
19 20 21 22 17 Vase 10 Suspected
18 Roman nine 12 Des Monies locale
19 Build by hand (2 wds.) 14 Sails
23 24
23 Works with stiffs 16 Arthurʼs realm
25 Second scale note 20 Negative
25 26 27 26 Affirmative 21 Wood nymphs
27 Hey! 22 Roman 51
28 29 30 31 28 Laborers 24 Student's class records
32 Hold fast 29 Ontario (abbr.)
32 33 34 33 Weighted fishnet 30 Crimson
35 Movie alien 31 Mr.
36 South 32 Beryllium (abbr.)
35 36 37
37 Removes the water 34 Big Apple
Fold Fold
ACROSS 5 4 8 7 6 2 1 9 3 DOWN 1 3 9 7 4 8 S E I N E B O N D (52)8183105037
[email protected]
1 Profanity 6 8 7 4 9 5 3 2 1 1 Ms. Winfrey 8 9 1 M O R T I C I A N [email protected]
Information Source:
5 U.S. capital 1 2 9 8 7 3 5 6 4 2 Aluminum (abbr.) I X U R N A C Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Printed and distributed locally in each hotel.
All rights reserved.
7 Hello 3 7 5 9 4 8 2 1 6 2 3 Oolong 9 1 4 6 5 L I O N P L E A D Reproduction in whole or in part by any printed
or electronic without permission of the publisher.
9 Offer as a plea 2 1 4 6 5 7 9 3 8 4 Owns 2 5 1 8 7 H I D C O A T H Solution:
11 Cat 6 Doctor's office
13 Withdrawn 7 Vacation day
15 Actinium (abbr.) 8 Indianapolis locale
17 Vase 10 Suspected
18 Roman nine 12 Des Monies locale
19 Build by hand (2 wds.) 14 Sails
23 Works with stiffs 16 Arthurʼs realm
25 Second scale note 20 Negative
26 Affirmative 21 Wood nymphs
27 Hey! 22 Roman 51
28 Laborers 24 Student's class records
32 Hold fast 29 Ontario (abbr.)
33 Weighted fishnet 30 Crimson
35 Movie alien 31 Mr.
36 South 32 Beryllium (abbr.)
37 Removes the water 34 Big Apple

Click to View FlipBook Version