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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2016 FROM THE PAGES OF © 2016 The New York Times

China Banning Putin Will Forgo Matching Sanctions

Ivory, Thrilling MOSCOW — President Vladimir tive measures mirroring the ones tion” of Donald J. Trump.
V. Putin of Russia announced on imposed by the Obama adminis- To some observers, Putin’s shift
Nature Groups Friday that he would not retaliate tration, which accuses Russia of seemed carefully stage-managed.
“Putin showed that he is above
against President Obama’s deci-
intimidating American diplomats
sion to expel Russian diplomats and hacking institutions like the his own officials, that he doesn’t
and impose new sanctions — only Democratic National Committee want to take the retaliatory action
China announced on Friday hours after his foreign minister to influence the 2016 election. suggested by his foreign minister,”
that it was banning all commerce recommended doing just that. Russian officials had been said Vladimir Frolov, a columnist.
in ivory by the end of 2017, a move Putin, betting on improved ties threatening to retaliate for days. “This is an attempt to show that he
that would shut down the world’s with the next American president, Then Putin changed course. is a figure not just of worldly scale,
largest ivory market and could said he would not eject 35 diplo- “While we reserve the right to but of planetary.”
deal a critical blow to the practice mats or close any diplomatic facili- take reciprocal measures, we’re Despite all the statements from
of elephant poaching in Africa. ties, rejecting a tit-for-tat response not going to downgrade ourselves senior officials about the need to
The decision follows years of to the actions taken on Thursday to the level of irresponsible ‘kitch- respect “reciprocity,” Putin essen-
growing international and do- by the Obama administration. en’ diplomacy,” Putin said, using a tially warned Washington that he
mestic pressure and gives wildlife The switch was remarkable, common Russian idiom for quar- was waiting for the Trump admin-
protection advocates hope that given that Russia’s foreign min- relsome and unseemly acts. “In our istration.
the threatened extinction of ele- ister, Sergey V. Lavrov, had just future steps on the way toward the “Moscow wanted Trump to have
phants in Africa can be averted. recommended the retaliation in restoration of Russia-United States room to maneuver,” Frolov said.
“China’s announcement is a remarks broadcast live on nation- relations, we will proceed from the “This decision is a clear gesture of
game changer for elephant con- al television. He called for puni- policy pursued by the administra- good will toward him.” (NYT)
servation,” said Carter Roberts,
the president and chief executive Trump Gets Opening From Russia
of the World Wildlife Fund. “With
the United States also ending its
domestic ivory trade earlier this WASHINGTON — Presi- “Great move on the delay (by V. But moving too far, or too fast,
year, two of the largest ivory mar- dent-elect Donald J. Trump, who Putin),” he wrote. “I always knew in Moscow’s direction creates
kets have taken action that will re- has pledged to reset relations with he was very smart!” enormous risks for Trump. From
verberate around the world.” Russia, may have been tossed a Within minutes the Russian Capitol Hill to Europe, people are
According to some estimates, lifeline by President Vladimir V. Embassy in Washington had already worried that Trump will
over 100,000 elephants have been News Putin on Friday. retweeted it. simply do Putin’s bidding.
wiped out in Africa over the past Analysis The Russian “Putin is going out of his way to Certainly no one is more suspi-
10 years in a ruthless scramble for leader, skilled at not take Obama seriously,” said cious of Putin and his intentions
ivory driven by Chinese demand. keeping ahead of his adversaries, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, who spent to undermine the West, and
Some Chinese investors call ivory announced that he would not re- decades in the C.I.A. tracking American leadership, than the
“white gold.” taliate in kind against the Obama Russia while Putin was rising in Republican Party establishment.
Wildlife researchers estimate administration for imposing new the K.G.B. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, one
that 50 percent to 70 percent of all sanctions and expelling Russian Now the question is whether of the few left in the Senate who
smuggled elephant ivory ends up diplomats from the United States. the mutual admiration pact opens fought on the front lines of the
in China That clears the way for Trump new chapters in areas in which Cold War, plans to hold the first
“Ivory traffickers have just lost and Putin to declare that they are the longtime adversaries are at hearing, on Thursday, on Russia’s
one of their biggest markets,” starting anew — just what both odds, including Syria, Ukraine, effort to manipulate the election.
said Aili Kang, the Asia executive men have publicly called for. Crimea, the Middle East, the For his part, Putin is counting
director of the Wildlife Conserva- By Friday afternoon, Trump future of NATO and the develop- the days until Trump is in the
tion Society. (NYT) took to Twitter to embrace Putin: ment of nuclear arms. Oval Office. (NYT)
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Police Officer May Chides Kerry and Casts Eye Toward Trump

And Envoy’s Wife LONDON — With a Republican Kerry’s speech was praised by for Britain after its vote this year

Arrested in Killing administration under Donald J. other European nations, including to leave the European Union.
Ian Black, a visiting senior fel-
France and Germany. So the Brit-
Trump only weeks away, Prime
Minister Theresa May of Britain ish slap — especially after May’s low at the Middle East Center of
RIO DE JANEIRO — The kill- scolded Secretary of State John government voted last week for a the London School of Economics,
ing of the Greek ambassador was Kerry on Thursday night for his United Nations Security Council wrote on Twitter that May’s re-
shocking even by the standards of speech criticizing Israel — a pub- resolution condemning Israeli set- marks were an “alarming early
this crime-weary city: Investiga- lic jab that would have been highly tlement construction — was some- sign of ‘Trump effect’ on fawning
tors say his wife had him killed in unlikely any other time during the thing of a shock to Washington. Brits desperate to stay ‘special’ in
a home they owned in Rio by her Obama administration. “We are surprised by the U.K. Brexit era.”
lover, a police officer, who then set In a statement that echoed Prime Minister’s office statement,” So far, there have been some hic-
the diplomat’s remains on fire. Trump’s fierce criticism of the the State Department said in a cups. The British government was
Police investigators on Friday Obama administration, May chid- statement, noting that Kerry’s re- vocally unhappy that the first Brit-
arrested Françoise de Souza Ol- ed Kerry for, among other things, marks “were in line with the U.K.’s ish politician to meet with Trump
iveira, the Brazilian wife of the describing the Israeli government own longstanding policy and its after his victory was not May. In-
Greek envoy, Kyriakos Amiridis, as the “most right-wing in Israeli vote at the United Nations.” stead, it was one of her rivals, Nigel
59, and Sérgio Gomes Moreira, history, with an agenda driven by But May, who leads a Conser- Farage, the former leader of the an-
the police officer who confessed to the most extreme elements.” vative government, has been ti-Europe, anti-immigration U.K.
killing the ambassador while car- May does “not believe that it trying to make inroads with the Independence Party. Trump sug-
rying on an affair with Oliveira. is appropriate to attack the com- incoming Trump administration. gested that May appoint Farage as
“This was a cowardly, tragic position of the democratically A strong political and trading re- Britain’s ambassador to the United
crime,” said Evaristo Magalhães, elected government of an ally,” a lationship with the United States States, a suggestion May rejected.
the lead investigator in the case. spokesman for May said. has become even more important STEVEN ERLANGER
He said that Oliveira, 40, and
Sunday before the police officer Uncertainty Over New Chinese Law Rattles Nonprofits
Moreira, 29, plotted the killing on
carried out the killing on Monday.
Oliveira tried to mislead inves- BEIJING — The hotline rings, threatened by foreign influence rights, legal reform and the rule of
tigators by saying her husband but nobody answers. and unfettered civil society. law, or those on ethnic minorities,
had disappeared, Magalhães China’s Ministry of Public Secu- Foreign nonprofits such as are seen as most at risk.
said, insisting that she was inno- rity opened the line last month to foundations, charities and many But the uncertainty has also un-
cent before confessing on Friday answer questions about the new business groups must register settled groups far removed from
that her lover had killed him. In law regulating foreign nonprofit with the police, persuade state political concerns. Numerous as-
tears, Oliveira said the ambassa- organizations, which takes effect agencies and organizations to act pects of the law remain opaque,
dor’s death “could not be avoided,” on Sunday. But this week and last, as their sponsors, and submit de- and many groups are anxious
Magalhães said. calls went unanswered, exem- tailed reports on their activities. about the vagueness and expense
The case provided a gruesome plifying the uncertainty that still According to an official es- of the new requirements, while
bookend to 2016 as the city reels surrounds the law, raising concern timate, there are 7,000 foreign some fear their work will be cur-
from a harrowing crime wave, among thousands of nongovern- nongovernmental organizations tailed or even banned.
a financial crisis and graft scan- mental groups about their ability in China. They range from well- “Nothing’s clear,” said Corinne
dals, just months after hosting the to work in the new year. known institutions like the Ford Richeux Hua, executive director
Olympic Games. The law, which places a raft Foundation and Oxfam to groups of Stepping Stones, a locally reg-
The murder of the ambassador of new requirements on foreign of a few people working on issues istered charity in Shanghai that
by an officer also focuses scrutiny nonprofits operating in China, is like rural education, nature con- organizes English teachers for
on Rio’s police forces, already un- another building block in Presi- servation and health care. children from the countryside.
der pressure over cases of extra- dent Xi Jinping’s fortification of But groups working on politi- “We’ve got vague directives and
judicial killings, torture, forming one-party rule, which he sees as cally sensitive issues like human guidelines.” CHRIS BUCKLEY
paramilitary militias and assassi-
nating candidates in city elections. In Brief
Oliveira is also connected to
another violent episode in Rio,
the 2003 killing of Todd Staheli, Cease-Fire in Syria Frays but Holds Friday, Russia urged the United Nations Security
an American executive for the oil Council to pass a draft resolution endorsing the
giant Shell, and his wife, Michelle. Amid scattered reports of clashes and airstrikes, agreement. (NYT)
The handyman who confessed to a cease-fire between the Syrian government and
the murders was arrested after rebel groups tentatively took hold across the coun- 60 Hurt in Crowd Crush in Australia
he allegedly jumped the wall into try on Friday, signaling a fragile peace that could
the nearby home where Oliveira lead to talks aimed at ending more than five years Sixty people were injured at an Australian music
lived with Amiridis, when he was of fighting. The truce, brokered primarily by Rus- festival in the crush of a crowd trying to leave a per-
Greece’s consul in Rio at the time. sia and Turkey, which pledged to guarantee the formance, police said Saturday. None of the injuries
“Until then, no one knew that compliance of the government and the opposition, at the Falls Music and Arts Festival in Victoria state
Amiridis was married,” said Hil- was announced on Thursday and went into effect were life-threatening, but 19 people were taken to
degard Angel, a columnist who at midnight. The Syrian Observatory for Human the hospital with serious injuries, Victoria police said
writes about Rio’s high-society Rights, which opposes the Syrian government and in a statement. The incident began on Friday night
and diplomatic circles, describing monitors the conflict from Britain, reported pockets when fans were trying to leave a performance by the
the Greek diplomat as “outgoing of fighting around the country, but recorded few Australian band DMA’s. Several people at the front
and extremely charming.” deaths. Russian officials said that seven opposition of the crowd then lost their footing and fell, police
VINOD SREEHARSHA groups had signed the agreement, which called said. Festival organizers said in a Facebook post that
and ILIANA MAGRA for a cease-fire and for peace talks next month. On the entertainment would resume Saturday. (AP)


A 90-M.P.H. Glimpse of Texan ‘Truck-Itis’

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Tex. — Nick Cappa, group and a founder of the rodeo,
Tim Spell has noticed a peculiar a Ram drove 38 vehicles in 48 hours.
condition that affects Texans’ representative, At one point, I was at a cocktail
mental, physical and automotive social with auto executives sort-
well-being. inspects one ing through my bag of truck swag
TEXAS “I call it ‘truck- of their trucks (the Ram cup koozies were clev-
JOURNAL itis,’ ” said Spell, the before Texas er). At another, I was gripping the
former automotive Auto Writers grab handle inside a Ford F-150
editor for The Houston Chronicle. Association Raptor as it chewed up the coun-
“People in Texas will buy trucks members tryside when I made the mistake,
even if they’re not going to haul arrive to test midbump, of asking the driver
anything heavier than raindrops.” how fast we were going.
Texas is No. 1 in the country for drive them Seth Goslawski, the Ford en-
full-size pickup trucks. More of as part of the gineer at the wheel, had no idea.
them were sold in 2015 in the Dal- rodeo. “Looking at your gauges,” he ex-
las and Houston areas than in the TAMIR KALIFA FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES plained, “gets you in trouble.”
state of California, according to the “I like to say that you almost the end of the two-day rodeo, and I learned later we were doing at
research firm IHS Markit. There is can’t overmarket Texas to Tex- the winner takes out billboards, least 90 miles per hour.
the Ford F-150 King Ranch, named ans,” said Fred M. Diaz, a Nissan runs TV and magazine ads, revels At the outdoor awards cere-
for the Texas ranch. And the Nis- North America executive and a in the industry buzz and shows off mony, everyone gawked at the
san Texas Titan, the floor mats and native Texan. the sterling silver trophy at car two-handled Truck of Texas
tailgate of which are emblazoned I met Diaz at the supreme man- shows and auto plants. trophy. In the end, it went to the
with the shape of Texas. And the ifestation of the state’s truck ma- This year’s rodeo, held in Octo- 2017 Ford Super Duty. A mere five
Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition, fea- nia: the Texas Truck Rodeo. ber at the Longhorn River Ranch voting points separated the Titan
turing leather seats that mimic the It is the Oscars for pickup trucks. here in Dripping Springs, in the from the Super Duty. John Rieger,
look and feel of Western saddles, Each year, the journalists who Hill Country outside Austin, left Ford’s Super Duty brand manag-
was named for the year that the make up the Texas Auto Writers me with a new appreciation for er, gave the trophy a long kiss in
JLC Ranch in San Antonio was Association, bless a truck brand the word truck-a-thon. Spell, a for- the glow of the headlights.
established. with the title of Truck of Texas at mer president of the auto writers MANNY FERNANDEZ

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Drug for Treating Muscle Disease Is Approved THE MARKETS

The Food and Drug Admin- protein that supports motor neu- discourage insurers from cover- DJIA NASDAQ S & P 500
istration has approved the first rons, leading muscles to atrophy. ing it. President-elect Donald J. 57.18 48.97 10.43
drug to treat patients with spinal The drug, called Spinraza, ad- Trump has singled out high drug ↘ 0.29% ↘ 0.90% ↘ 0.46%
muscular atrophy, a savage dis- dresses the genetic cause of the prices as an important issue. 19,762.60 5,383.12 2,238.83
ease that, in its most severe form, disease and enables a backup gene “We are working to help ensure
kills infants before they turn 2. to produce more of the necessary no patient will forgo treatment EUROPE
“This is a miracle — serious- protein, but, by some estimates, because of financial limitations or
ly,” said Dr. Mary K. Schroth, a Spinraza will be among the most insurance status,” said a Biogen BRITAIN GERMANY FRANCE
lung specialist in Madison, Wis., expensive drugs in the world. spokeswoman, Ligia Del Bianco. FTSE 100 DAX CAC 40
who treats children who have Biogen, which is licensing Spin- She said Biogen had set up a 22.57 30.01 23.84
the disease. “This is a life-chang- raza from Ionis Pharmaceuticals, program to help families navi- ↗ 0.32% ↗ 0.26% ↗ 0.49%
ing event, and this will change said this week that one dose will gate insurance approvals and will 7,142.83 11,481.06 4,862.31
the course of this disease,” said have a list price of $125,000. provide financial assistance.
Schroth, who in the past has That means the drug will cost Kenneth Hobby, the president ASIA/PACIFIC
been a paid consultant to Biogen, $625,000 to $750,000 to cover the of Cure SMA, a patient advoca-
which is selling the drug. five or six doses needed in the first cy group that invested $500,000 JAPAN HONG KONG CHINA
About 1 in 10,000 babies are year, and about $375,000 annually in academic research that led NIKKEI 225 HANG SENG SHANGHAI
born with spinal muscular atro- after that, to cover the necessary to the development of Spinraza, 30.77 209.65 7.31
phy — or about 400 a year in the three doses a year. Patients will said more important than the list ↘ 0.16% ↗ 0.96% ↗ 0.24%
United States — and it is among presumably take Spinraza for the price of the drug is whether pa- 19,114.37 22,000.56 3,103.40
the leading genetic causes of rest of their lives. tients who need it will get it. “It’s
death in infants. People with the The pricing could put the drug all about, are our families going to AMERICAS
disease have a genetic flaw that in the cross hairs of lawmakers get access to the drug in the end?”
makes them produce too little of a and other critics, and perhaps he said. KATIE THOMAS CANADA BRAZIL MEXICO
Governor Signs Bill Delaying Pot Shop Openings ↘ 134.53 Market ↘ 266.41
15,287.59 45,642.90
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Bak- Statehouse. as many as a dozen pot plants in
er of Massachusetts signed a bill Members of the Massachusetts their homes was approved by 53.7 COMMODITIES/BONDS
on Friday aimed at delaying by Cannabis Reform Coalition and percent of voters on Nov. 8 and
up to six months the opening of the National Organization for the took effect Dec. 15. GOLD 10-YR. TREAS. CRUDE OIL
marijuana shops in the state until Reform of Marijuana Laws fault- The action by lawmakers
mid-2018. ed lawmakers for passing the bill doesn’t change that. But what it’s ↘ 6.40 ↘ 0.03 ↘ 0.05
An aide to the Republican during end-of-year sessions and almost certain to do is push back $1,151.70 2.45% $53.72
governor said Baker shares the said the delay “flies in the face the timetable for opening retail
desire of state lawmakers to thor- of the will of the voters” who ap- marijuana stores from the start of
oughly prepare for the launch of a proved the ballot question legal- 2018 until the middle of that year. FOREIGN EXCHANGE
new industry distributing a con- izing pot. RachelRamone Donlan, 45, of
trolled substance. The House and Senate passed Braintree, was among the dozen Fgn. currency Dollars in
in Dollars fgn.currency
Baker is “committed to adher- the bill on Wednesday without a or so protesters outside the State-
ing to the will of the voters by public hearing and without de- house. “We are in fear that people Australia (Dollar) .7215 1.3860
implementing the new law as ef- bate during informal sessions in are going to get arrested in the Bahrain (Dinar) 2.6553 3.2532
Brazil (Real)
fectively and responsibly as pos- both chambers. Only a handful of next six months because there Britain (Pound) 1.2322 .8116
sible,” said Lizzy Guyton, the gov- lawmakers were present. will be a time frame when it’s le- Canada (Dollar) .7448 1.3426
ernor’s communications director. The ballot initiative that allows gal to possess it but you cannot China (Yuan) .1440 6.9430
Baker’s decision to sign the bill adults 21 and over to possess buy it,” Donlan said. “We’re los- Denmark (Krone) .1416 7.0638
came as a small group of marijua- and use limited amounts of rec- ing out on tax revenue and we’re Dom. Rep. (Peso) .0217 46.1700
Egypt (Pound)
na activists protested outside the reational marijuana and grow fueling the black market.” (AP) Europe (Euro) 1.0521 .9505
Hong Kong (Dollar) .1290 7.7542
Man Charged With False Unemployment Claims Japan (Yen) .0086 20.7160
Mexico (Peso)
Norway (Krone) .1159 8.6316
Singapore (Dollar) .6909 1.4474
DES MOINES — A California as in Illinois and Pennsylvania. than $11,300 paid out. So. Africa (Rand) .0728 13.7311
man has been charged with set- A complaint filed on Nov. 10 by The investigation revealed So. Korea (Won) .0008 1206.2
ting up fake businesses in three Dana Johnson, a United States De- Monastyrski filed the benefits Sweden (Krona) .1098 9.1077
states, then using names taken partment of Labor special agent requests from computers in his Switzerland (Franc) .9825 1.0178
from temporary visas issued based in Chicago, says Monastyr- apartment in Folsom, Calif., and Source: Thomson Reuters
to student visitors on a cultural ski was able to get $114,215 from was observed on bank video
exchange to obtain more than Iowa Workforce Development in cameras withdrawing cash us-
$355,000 in unemployment ben- 2014 and 2015 and $230,000 in ben- ing debit cards on which the un- ONLINE: MORE PRICES
efits for nonexistent workers, efits from Illinois Department of employment insurance benefits AND ANALYSIS
federal prosecutors in Iowa said Employment Security. were paid, Johnson said in court Information on all United
in court documents. Illinois payouts go as far back documents. Æ
The man, Nikolai Monastyrski, as 2012 and some are as recent The investigation began in 2013 States stocks, plus bonds, mu-
is charged in federal court in Iowa as earlier this year. Additional when the Illinois unemployment tual funds, commodities and foreign
with wire and mail fraud related claims were made involving two officials notified law enforcement stocks along with analysis of indus-
to the scheme that prosecutors nonexistent businesses in Penn- that they discovered a scheme in- try sectors and stock indexes:
say he perpetrated there as well sylvania with payments of more volving fictitious employers. (AP)


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Attracting women to join tech Boardrooms are a particular years ago, at 29, recruiters said. Lawson (LAWS) 23.80 ◊1.70 ◊6.7 36419
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company boards has become focus because they are power cen- “Boards are looking at diver- LSBInd (LXU) 8.42 ◊0.58 ◊6.4 4696
intense. While many companies ters that can help spur broader sity across multiple dimensions, Neos (NEOS) 5.85 ◊0.40 ◊6.4 3861
still want the highest-profile changes. The positions are covet- such as gender, ethnicity, age Source: Thomson Reuters
women in the industry — think ed for their prestige and big pay- and unique skill sets,” said David
Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook or checks; median pay for directors Chun, the chief executive of Equi-
Meg Whitman of Hewlett Pack- at large public firms was $270,000 lar, which tracks board candidates Stocks on the Move
ard Enterprise — a new pool of in 2015, according to Equilar. and executive compensation. “If
candidates is also being pursued. Chang is one of the new gener- you can bring a number of these Stocks that moved substantially or traded
And those women are younger, ation of tech women who are now different attributes and perspec- heavily Friday:
tend to be ethnically diverse and being courted to close that gap. tives to the boardroom, you’ll be in Iconix Brand Group Inc., up 38 cents to
have grown up in digital business- Others include Stacy Brown-Phil- high demand.” PUI-WING TAM $9.34. The clothing brand licensing com-
pany will sell the Sharper Image brand to
Investors Opt to Sell in Final Trading Day of Year ThreeSixty Group for $100 million.
Opko Health Inc., down $2.16 to $9.30.
The drug developer’s long-acting version
Investors capped a year of sol- The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock ter company earnings growth, of human growth hormone failed in a late-
id gains on Wall Street in a sell- index, the broadest measure of the helped turn the market around. stage clinical study.
ing mood, sending major United market, gained 9.5 percent after More recently, investor optimism Cabela’s Inc., down $3.13 to $58.55. The
States stock indexes modestly an essentially flat finish in 2015. In- following the Republican election Federal Trade Commission wants more in-
lower on Friday, the final trading cluding dividends, the total return sweep in November kicked off a formation on the sporting goods retailer’s
day of 2016. was 12.5 percent as of Thursday’s rally that sent the market to new sale to rival Bass Pro Shops.
Technology and consumer-fo- close. Small-company stocks fared heights. Mylan Inc., up 77 cents to $38.15. The
cused stocks led Friday’s slide, the best, especially since the elec- Some of that enthusiasm evap- drugmaker started selling a generic ver-
while real estate companies and tion. The Russell 2000 index closed orated in the final week of the sion of Concerta, a drug that treats atten-
banks eked out small gains. As it out 2016 with a gain of 19.5 percent. year, as traders seized on the qui- tion deficit hyperactivity disorder.
had been for much of the week, “This was not just a market that et period between the Christmas Charter Communications Inc., down
trading was subdued ahead of the did well, it did extremely well,” and New Year’s holidays to do $4.27 to $287.92. The cable company’s
New Year’s Day holiday. said Quincy Krosby, market strat- some selling to lock in profits. subscribers could lose access to NBCUni-
Despite riding out the week egist at Prudential Financial. “So many times we look for a versal channels Sunday if the companies
with losses, halting the Dow The stock market weathered rally at the end of the year, par- can’t agree on a deal.
Jones industrial average’s mo- repeated slumps in 2016, includ- ticularly between Christmas and Skyworks Solutions Inc., down $1.90 to
mentum as it neared the 20,000 ing the worst start to any year New Year’s,” said J. J. Kinahan, TD $74.66. Technology companies fell more
mark, 2016 delivered a much bet- for stocks, the second correction Ameritrade’s chief strategist. “But than the rest of the market on the final
ter finish for stock investors than for the market in five months and with the incredible up move we’ve trading day of 2016.
most would have anticipated. plummeting oil prices. A steadily had since the election, people are Darden Restaurants Inc., down $1.06 to
The Dow ended the year with a improving United States econ- either hesitant to buy things head- $72.72. Consumer-focused companies
13.4 percent gain, while the Nas- omy and job market, as well as ing into the new year or are taking including restaurants and retailers traded
daq composite gained 7.5 percent. more stable oil prices and bet- a little bit of profit.” (AP) lower on Friday. (AP)


1 Teenage Boy and 3 Mothers in ‘20th Century Women’

Love and loss go hand in hand Annette Bening ing. She sets the pieces into place
in “20th Century Women,” a funny, as a divorced and motion; she’s the inspiration
emotionally piercing story about California and guiding spirit, the story’s
a teenager and the women who mother in balm and soul. She’s also the one
raise him. It opens in 1979, when who, after Jamie lands in the hos-
cool kids danced to Talking Heads “20th Century pital after a heart-leaping, foolish
(“This ain’t no party, this ain’t Women.” stunt, enlists Abbie and Julie to
no disco”) and President Carter help raise Jamie. Dorothea’s a
bummed everyone out talking fictionalized story, with-it mom, from tousled hair to
about our “crisis of confidence.” moistened with Birkenstocked toe, but she’s also
There’s something in the air — tears, that draws unsettled by the world.
or so it seems, although the Cali- on his life. This For a memoirist, Mills is uncom-
fornia light here tends to blot out time, though, he monly generous. Abbie, Julie and
the shadows. When a car bursts GUNTHER GAMPINE/A24 has turned back William, who sexily floats around
into flames, it looks about as William (Billy Crudup). Another the clock for a portrait of his moth- the periphery, are so persuasively
threatening as an art installation. lodger, an artist, Abbie (Greta Ger- er as she was when he was a teen- detailed that all three could spin
Apocalypse later, man. wig), helps keep their communal ager and didn’t yet entirely grasp off into a separate movie. Yet these
The car belongs to Dorothea life jumping, as does Jamie’s friend her extraordinariness. Whether three and even Jamie pale next to
Fields — a thrilling Annette Bening Julie (Elle Fanning), who likes to she was as remarkable as the Dorothea, who’s satisfyingly com-
— a divorced single mom with an cuddle with him, sharing secrets as woman onscreen seems entirely plex, especially for a movie moth-
only son, the teenage Jamie (Lucas he tries to keep his hormones and beside the point — “20th Century er. Dorothea is at once laid back
Jade Zumann, in a heartbreaking- body from betraying him. Women” is a memory movie, one and uptight, which Bening con-
ly sincere turn). Mother and child The writer-director Mike Mills’s in which people are conjured up veys with moments of shambling,
live in Santa Barbara, that drowsy, last movie, “Beginners,” was a to bump against the larger world, gestural looseness and sudden
well-heeled coastal city north of lightly comic, fictionalized weepie exuberantly and uneasily. emotional spikiness. She floods
Los Angeles. There, Dorothea is about his father, who came out of Jamie is the story’s hub, the the screen with warmth, threatens
raising Jamie in a roomy, stately the closet in his mid-70s when his center from which everything to burn the joint down and, with
1905 fixer-upper that she’s reno- son was an adult. Now Mills has and everyone ostensibly radiates, Mills, turns contradictions into
vating with the help of a boarder, turned to his mother, in another but Dorothea is its reason for be- character. MANOHLA DARGIS





How to Nurse Your Hangover (and Head One Off)

Your head feels like it’s inside a bass drum, a hangover. Binge drinking of four or more tion and irritation of the gastrointestinal
your mouth is cottony and the contents of drinks for women and five or more drinks tract, leading to nausea and dilation of blood
your stomach might not stay put. for men during any one episode increases vessels, which can cause the headaches asso-
Maybe you partied hard and had a little too the likelihood of a hangover, Laura J. Veach, ciated with hangovers.
much to drink — or maybe a lot too much — so an associate professor of general surgery at ARE THERE CURES?
you turn to the internet to search for cures to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Win- Unless you are going to abstain or drink in
a hangover. ston-Salem, N.C., said in an email. moderation, the answer is no, experts said.
To spare you the bleary morning-after re- WHAT CAUSES A HANGOVER? Some commercial products promote them-
search, here’s what you should know before Veach said a hangover occurs when the selves as surefire remedies but Dr. Robert
you drink. concentration of alcohol in one’s system is de- Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill
HOW MUCH ALCOHOL WILL TRIGGER A creasing. It is at its worst when all the alcohol Hospital in Manhattan, said in an interview:
HANGOVER? has been eliminated. “The bottom line: When you get the hangover,
If you have to ask, count yourself lucky not “Addiction specialists have often noted that there is nothing clinically proven to make it go
to have experienced one. a hangover is technically a form of alcohol away. There is no magic pill.”
Not surprisingly, the more alcohol you withdrawal at its most benign,” she said. DOES DRINKING CLEARER LIQUORS HELP?
consume, the better your chances of getting Alcohol is a diuretic that causes dehydra- Glatter recommended staying away from
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Take a Bad Year. And Make It Better. Death by Numbers

The dead refugee had a name. But even in
Looking back on the last 12 months, those The global health community found ways to death, Australia did not want to humanize him.
who feel miserable and afraid have plenty of subdue the Zika virus and create an Ebola vac- He had been no more than a registration num-
justification. For many, it was the election of a cine. The death penalty in the United States kept ber, BRF063, under its cruel refugee deterrence
president unfit for the job, Donald J. Trump. sliding into history’s dustbin. Some states began system known as “offshore processing.”
Yet so many bad things happened. Things fell tilting the gun debate in the direction of sanity. On Dec. 24, Australia’s Department of Immi-
apart. Tyrants and terrorists trailed blood and A Catholic priest, James Martin, in a powerful gration and Border Protection announced, “A
rubble across the Middle East and Europe. Refu- essay after the election, counseled combatants 27-year-old Sudanese refugee has sadly died
gees drowned in the Mediterranean. Right-wing to defend those likely to suffer in the new admin- today from injuries suffered after a fall and sei-
extremism and xenophobia were on the march. istration: “the homeless, the unemployed, the zure at the Manus Regional Processing Center.”
The election let loose old racial hatreds. The underemployed, the disabled, the sick.” This was all that Australia could muster for
planet got hotter; the Arctic went haywire. His words made us think of West Virginia. Faisal Ishak Ahmed, who fled the Darfur re-
But to avoid the poles of despair and denial, it It’s a state where populist anger fed on racism gion of Sudan in 2013. His was a death foretold,
would help to have a frame of mind, a perspec- and working-class despair. But it’s also the like that of the other deceased asylum seekers
tive with which to meet the headwinds and home of Blind Alfred Reed, a Methodist minis- and refugees banished by Australia to the is-
miseries that await in 2017. It could be this: a ter and old-time folk fiddler who died 60 years land nation of Nauru and to Manus, a remote
recognition of the power of unity, of drawing ago. He is buried in Mercer County, which gave corner of the Papua New Guinea archipelago.
close, and of speaking out. Of the strength that Trump 75 percent of the vote. Blind Alfred wrote Since July 2013, Australia has herded more
solidarity wielded in 2016, over and over. a remarkable song, “Always Lift Him Up.” Its than 2,000 people into these island prisons.
The most powerless of economic players, many verses counsel unflinching kindness for There has been no “process” in centers housed
low-wage workers, kept pressing for a $15 the most unloved and unlovable among us. in poor countries paid by Australia to do its
minimum wage. Rallies across the country in If he has no friends and everything’s against dirty work. Human beings have been left to fes-
November invigorated the cause. The most him/If he’s failed at everything that he has tried/ ter, crack up and die, as I observed on Manus
frequent targets of the dehumanizing rhetoric Try to lift his load and help to bear his burden/ during a five-day visit last month.
of the Trump campaign — immigrants and ref- Let him know that you are walking by his side. The conservative Australian government
ugees — found welcome in many communities. If he feels that all is lost and he is falling/Try to of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull argues
National protests shone a harsh light on po- place that poor man’s feet on solid ground/Just that its policy has “stopped the boats” at a time
lice killings of black civilians. Hillary Clinton remember he’s some mother’s precious darling/ when more refugees are on the move across
and Michelle Obama inspired millions, their Always lift him up and never knock him down. the world than at any time since 1945. Despite
achievements and grace rebuking the sour That’s a message for these times. Lift up being a signatory of all major international hu-
misogyny of the Trump campaign. American those in the Fight for $15, those fighting policing man rights treaties, Australia has instituted an
Indians in North Dakota braved rubber bullets abuses and discrimination, those who are mar- indefensible policy of cruelty as deterrence.
and water cannons to protect their drinking ginalized and poor and weak. This may be the Last month, Australia announced an agree-
water from a misplaced oil pipeline. Nations of most heartening development in a dismal year ment with the United States to take some of
the world — all threatened by a warming plan- — the evidence all around that we know how to those confined on Nauru and Manus. It came
et — ratified the Paris climate agreement. do this, and can indeed summon the will. too late for Faisal Ishak Ahmed.
“It’s really tragic that somebody else had to
The Dangerous Lure of Stretch Limos die,” said Peter Young, the former medical di-
rector of mental health for International Health
and Medical Services, or I.H.M.S., the company
Eight young women out on a tour of Long bolts and welding, without benefit of state in- Australia employs to run clinics in the facilities.
Island wineries had both safety and comfort spection. Owners and operators can also take Young, who quit in mid-2014, said that the
in mind when they booked a stretch limousine advantage of federal exemptions intended for company, operating on behalf of the Australian
for their pre-wedding celebration in the sum- vehicles like airport shuttle buses that allow border force, inevitably became part of a cul-
mer of 2015. But four of them died and two were them to forgo seatbelts and side-panel airbags. ture “conditioned to see these people as less.”
severely injured when the driver attempted a With the proliferation of stretch limos as ce- I.H.M.S., owned by International SOS, is-
U-turn on a busy county highway and the long lebrity-style vehicles for proms, weddings and sued a statement denying that Ahmed had
limousine was broadsided in traffic. private parties, federal and state laws are need- been “denied access to medical care.”
A grand jury investigation has found that, ed to protect the public from “a vehicle whose Earlier this year, Omid Masoumali, an Ira-
beyond driver error, the victims suffered design was untested, unregulated and poten- nian held on Nauru, burned himself to death.
grievously from gaping omissions in auto safe- tially deadly,” in the words of the district attor- Other deaths include Reza Barati, an Iranian
ty regulations that essentially exempt stretch ney. The report proposed a ban on drivers of Kurd, killed in the Manus detention center in
limousines from standard requirements like stretch limos making U-turns, noting that even 2014. Australia has blood on its hands. This is
side-panel airbags, lap-and-shoulder seatbelts after the tragedy limousine drivers on Long Is- where numbering human beings ends.
and rollover pillars. “Without sufficient safety land continued to make the same risky move. But, Australia insists, it has “stopped the
standards in place, it is nothing but a fine line California enacted tighter regulations in boats” and the nameless “boat people” in them.
between a stretch limousine and a hearse,” 2013 after five women died in a fire inside a On the eve of a new year, perhaps there is
Thomas Spota, the Suffolk County district at- stretch limousine whose doors could not be nothing more important to remember than the
torney, declared when he released the report opened from the inside. At least two doors humanity in every person — however poor, how-
this month and called for remedial safety laws. must now be operable by the passengers. Es- ever desperate — and how easy it is to succumb
Automakers do produce models of stretch cape windows are also mandated, along with to the hysteria that reduces people to numbers
limousines that are safer and more crash re- annual safety inspections by state regulators. as a prelude to their banishment or elimination.
sistant than the vehicle that was carrying the The Long Island crash shows that federal In the 1970s, Australia let in many Vietnam-
young women. But far too many stretch limos safety loopholes need to be closed. New York ese “boat people” who have since prospered.
now on the road are jerry-built creations in State needs to create stronger inspection and Offshore processing must stop. Australia owes
which a standard limousine is cut in half and safety standards, too. Without them, the grand those it has reduced to namelessness on Manus
lengthened by about 10 feet of added panels, jury said, another tragedy is bound to happen. and Nauru sanctuary and dignity, now.


Florida St. Survives Michigan in Orange Bowl In Brief

Florida State quarterback De- Dalvin Cook Biles Wins A.P. Honor
ondre Francois threw a 12-yard of Florida
touchdown pass to Nyqwan Mur- State scored Simone Biles’s massive haul
ray with 36 seconds left to give the a touchdown at the Summer Olympics in Rio
Seminoles (10-3) a 3-point lead at de Janeiro — a record-tying four
the Orange Bowl, and they held in the first golds to go along with a bronze
on, 33-32, after Michigan (10-3) quarter and for the United States women’s
blocked the extra-point attempt ran for 145 team — propelled her to stardom.
and returned it for 2 points in Mi- yards on 20 Now she’s Associated Press
ami Gardens, Fla., on Friday night. carries Friday Female Athlete of the Year. Biles
Francois completed just 9 of 22 night against received 31 votes out of a possible
passes, with two touchdowns and Michigan 59 from United States editors and
an interception. He added a rush- news directors. U.S. swimmer
ing touchdown. during the Katie Ledecky, who won four
The Seminoles’ Dalvin Cook fin- Orange Bowl. golds and a silver in Rio, finished
ished with 145 yards and a score. MIKE EHRMANN/GETTY IMAGES second with 20 votes. (AP)
SUN BOWL Bryce Love took over game from safety Dallas Lloyd. down passes to Brandon Reilly
for the absent Christian McCaf- Lloyd intercepted a Trubisky and ran for a 9-yard score with Thomas Sets Record
frey in the Stanford backfield, run- pass in the second quarter, then 10:02 left in the fourth to pull the
ning for 119 yards and catching a did so again early in the fourth. Huskers to 31-24 behind. Isaiah Thomas scored 29 of his
49-yard touchdown pass, as the He returned that one 19 yards for Dobbs answered with a 59-yard career-high 52 points in the fourth
No. 16 Cardinal (10-3) edged North a touchdown to give Stanford a touchdown pass to Josh Malone quarter, setting a franchise record
Carolina (8-5), 25-23, in El Paso. 22-17 lead. That halted a rally in for the final margin. for points in a period and leading
North Carolina pulled to 2 which the Tar Heels went from LIBERTY BOWL Nick Chubb ran host Boston to a 117-114 victory
points behind with 25 seconds left a deficit of 16-7 early in the third for 142 yards and a touchdown over the Miami Heat. Thomas
on Mitch Trubisky’s 2-yard pass to quarter to a 17-16 lead. as Georgia (8-5) rallied to defeat broke the record of 24 points in a
Bug Howard, but Stanford held on MUSIC CITY BOWL Joshua Dobbs Texas Christian (6-7), 31-23, in quarter set by Larry Bird in 1983
by sacking Trubisky on the 2-point ran for three touchdowns and 118 Memphis. and matched by Todd Day in 1995.
conversion attempt. yards and threw for 291 yards and Rodrigo Blankenship put the Thomas also topped his career
The Cardinal took a 25-17 lead an additional score as Tennessee Bulldogs ahead for good with high of 44 points, scored on Dec.
on Conrad Ukropina’s 27-yard (9-4) defeated No. 24 Nebraska 13:27 left on a 30-yard field goal. 20 at Memphis. (AP)
field goal with 3 minutes 23 sec- (9-4), 38-24, in Nashville. His kick was set up by Chubb’s
onds left. The Tar Heels were Tennessee beat a Big Ten team 48-yard run on the final play of the N.B.A. SCORES
forced to punt on their next series, in a bowl game for a third straight third quarter. THURSDAY’S LATE GAME
but they used two timeouts to get year and notched their first win in Brandon Hatfield was wide Dallas 101, L.A. Lakers 89
the ball back. three tries against Nebraska. It right on a 47-yard field-goal at- FRIDAY
After taking over at its own was the first time Tennessee had tempt that would have put the Indiana 111, Chicago 101
3-yard line, North Carolina drove won three straight bowls since Horned Frogs ahead with 7:57 Washington 118, Nets 95
Boston 117, Miami 114
97 yards in 10 plays. After compet- 1994 to 1996, when Peyton Man- remaining. Earlier, he had missed Atlanta 105, Detroit 98
ing passes of 44 and 27 yards, Tru- ning was the Vols’ quarterback. a 41-yard field-goal try and an ex- Houston 140, L.A. Clippers 116
bisky capped the drive with the Tennessee took a 14-0 lead in tra-point attempt. Minnesota 116, Milwaukee 99
2-yard scoring pass to Howard. the second quarter and outgained Georgia then went on a 70-yard New Orleans 104, Knicks 92
Stanford then sacked Trubisky Nebraska, 521 yards to 318, in total drive that was capped by Chubb’s San Antonio 110, Portland 94
on the 2-point try on a rush led by offense. 13-yard touchdown run with 2:48 Philadelphia 124, Denver 122
defensive end Solomon Thom- Ryker Fyfe, a fifth-year former left. Deandre Baker clinched the N.H.L. SCORES
as. Thomas was selected as the walk-on, pulled Nebraska to a victory by breaking up Kenny FRIDAY
game’s most valuable player, and touchdown behind in the fourth Hill’s fourth-and-4 pass with 1:14 Carolina 3, Chicago 2
the Cardinal defense also got a big quarter. Fyfe threw two touch- remaining. (AP) Nashville 4, St. Louis 0

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With Versatile Recruits, Colleges Shape Fate In Minnesota,

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Ohio State A Rare Clash
The Ohio State coaches had a defensive
235-pound mass of potential to end Sam Of Big Winners
mold into a football player, but
they could not agree on the form. Hubbard,
As a freshman, Sam Hubbard was right, was ST. PAUL — Since its founding
projected as a linebacker, but one also a in 1917, the N.H.L. has never had a
member of the Buckeyes staff had talented game like Saturday’s matchup be-
designs on making him a tight end lacrosse tween the Columbus Blue Jackets
to plug a hole in the depth chart. player in and the Minnesota Wild at Xcel
Luke Fickell, the Buckeyes’ de- high school. Energy Center: a regular-sea-
fensive coordinator, was part of son game between two teams
the discussion, and he chuckled with winning streaks of at least 12
when he recalled what happened games.
next. Someone asked if Hubbard, But do not expect Bruce Bou-
a high school lacrosse star, could JAY LAPRETE/ASSOCIATED PRESS dreau, the first-year Wild coach,
catch a football. Another coach Meyer, who played college ization to give them a head start to get wrapped up in the frenzy. On
reminded everybody that Hub- football and minor league base- on acquiring the skill mastery Thursday, after the Wild struggled
bard was accustomed to catching ball, sees the value of multisport needed to earn a college schol- to beat the Islanders, 6-4, at home
and shooting a small rubber ball participation. So does Clemson’s arship or a pro contract, or both, for their franchise-record 12th con-
traveling 70 miles an hour. “He Dabo Swinney, his coaching coun- may actually be subverting those secutive victory, Boudreau made
said, ‘You don’t think he has the terpart in the College Football goals, experts argue. Studies clear his distaste for the hype, say-
hand-eye coordination to catch a Playoff semifinal in the Fiesta have shown that the rates of inju- ing, “I don’t know if I even want to
football?’ ” Fickell said. Bowl on Saturday. After losing ries and burnout are significantly come to the rink tomorrow.”
Hubbard, a redshirt sophomore, three starters in the secondary higher for athletes who pour all Fourteen hours later, he re-
spent time at linebacker and tight and four defensive linemen from of their time and energy into one mained unmoved.
end before being shaped into a de- the Tigers team that lost to Ala- sport while their bodies are still “It’s not the Super Bowl. It’s not
fensive lineman. With 41 tackles, bama in last season’s national ti- developing. Swinney pointed out the Stanley Cup. It’s Game 36,” he
he has gamely filled the gap creat- tle game, Swinney restocked with that in this year’s N.F.L. draft, 90 said. “It’s got a good little story line,
ed by the departure of Joey Bosa, 23 newcomers. More than half of percent of the players selected in but that’s all it is.” Referring to his
one of 12 starters from last sea- them, according to Clemson’s me- the first round had been multis- players, Boudreau added, “I hope
son’s Ohio State team selected in dia guide, played more than one port athletes in high school. that’s the way they’re taking it.”
this year’s N.F.L. draft. The Buck- sport in high school. “Parents should get out of the The Blue Jackets pushed their
eyes’ ability this season to reload “I want the multisport guy,” said way and let the kids be kids,” Swin- own streak to 14 games on Thurs-
rather than rebuild owes much to Swinney, a three-sport athlete at ney said. “I think it’ll all work itself day night by winning, 5-3, in
Coach Urban Meyer’s philosophy Alabama’s Pelham High. “I just out. There’s enough pressure. If Winnipeg. According to the Elias
to recruit natural athletes who like love that.” you’re good enough, you’re going Sports Bureau, never in the histo-
to play football and not just grid- Then there is this: Parents who to be good enough.” ry of the four major North Amer-
iron specialists. steer their children into special- KAREN CROUSE ican men’s professional leagues
— the N.H.L., the N.F.L., M.L.B.
Battle of Wits Starts Before Foot Meets Ball and the N.B.A. — have teams with
at least 12-game winning streaks
faced each other.
Aitor Karanka, the Middles- formation. Losing is, often, not liver crosses, and we said if they Unlike Boudreau, Columbus
brough manager, spins in his about playing worse; it is about do, watch Benteke. They scored.” Coach John Tortorella embraced
chair and reaches behind him, knowing less. As Karanka sees it, The times when the prepara- the historic set-up.
sifting through the reports and his job is to make sure his players tion works, though, are cause for “I’ll give you it’s an interesting
the notes on the desk in his office. know “at least 95 percent” of what satisfaction. A draw at Arsenal game, in the games of between 30
The sheaf of pa- they will need to discern even be- was one such example. and 40 of an 82-game schedule,”
On SOccer pers he is looking fore they step on the field. “Adama played,” he said of Tortorella said. “I’m glad we’re
Rory Smith for is by his laptop. Middlesbrough’s visit to Adama Traoré, 20. “We trained going to have an opportunity to
He spins around Manchester United on Saturday all week how we could defend play in this type of game. I want
again and puts it down. It is at might have the veneer of a spe- without him, so we could have our guys to revel in it.
least 100 pages thick. Some of the cial occasion, given that Karanka, him ready for counterattacks. We “Athletes look to hang their hat
pages are covered in diagrams, 43, will be having a reunion with showed him where Arsenal would on something. In the grind of the
others are decorated with por- José Mourinho, whom he served have one fullback, and the other, season, certainly not even close
trait photos of players, still more as an assistant at Real Madrid, and where to attack. The players to anything of playoffs, it’s a good
with just text — some in Karan- who showed him the ropes of realized that was what we had game to be involved in.”
ka’s native Spanish, some in En- management. But Karanka will been working on all week.” Minnesota center Eric Staal
glish, some in both. prepare for the game just the It almost worked: Traoré had sees nothing wrong with embrac-
The information goes into the same as he would for any other. two glorious chances to claim an ing Saturday’s history, if only to
finest detail, with breakdowns of His obsessive attention to unlikely win for Middlesbrough. spice up the monotony of the reg-
players’ movements. Only Karan- detail does not always bear fruit, Even in the absence of victory, ular season. “It’s a long year and a
ka will see it in full. “I am the only of course. “Against Crystal Pal- Karanka had vindication. All the lot of games, but this adds some-
one who needs to know every- ace, we conceded a goal from a hours of video, all the pages of the thing to it. Why not? There will be
thing,” Karanka said with a grin. Wilfried Zaha cross to Christian report, all the training sessions a little more buzz and little more
Survival in England’s top flight Benteke,” Karanka said. “We had had been worth it; a long week excitement. Hopefully it’s a fun
is more than a battle of wits, or seen the image three times in the well spent. Forty-eight hours lat- night, we enjoy a W and continue
even money; it is a war of in- video. We said don’t let them de- er, he opened the next report. on.” PAT BORZI

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