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, 2017-07-11 04:52:30

Hacienda Times Digest Julio 11

July 11th, 2017

Tues July 11 Wed July 12 Thurs July 13 Fri July 14 Sat July 15

Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Thunderstorms Thunderstorms

93° High 92° High 89° High 89° High 89° High

80°Low 79°Low 79°Low 78°Low 77°Low

Humidity: Humidity: Humidity: Humidity: Humidity:

53% 54% 62% 66% 66%


Fitness Class Schedule
Daily 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
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
personal trainers!
A visit to the Spa at Hacienda Beach Club and Residences is a journey into a world of
sensation, beauty and balance. The Spa’s serene desert garden environment creates an
Fitness Class Schedule atmosphere of luxury with a sense of place and invites guests to relax while restoring a
connection with the natural rhythms of life. Poised amid the historic architecture and
Monday, July 10 traditional decor of Hacienda, and the vibrant colors and textures of Cabo San Lucas,
Spinning: 8:00 am-9:00 am the Spa offers a peaceful haven for physical, mental, and emotional renewal.
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:30 am- 10:30 am

Tuesday, July 11 WITH 15% DISCOUNT
Functional Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Scalp Massage and Foot Reflexology
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am– 11:30 am

Wednesday, July 12
Allow your body to experience the amazing
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 8:30 am- 9:30 am
Yoga: 10:00 am-11:00 am effects of scalp massage and foot
reflexology. You will feel the entire body

slip away into total relaxation while you
Thursday, July 13
Spinning: 8:30 am – 9:30 am experience this very popular treatment,
giving yourself a chance to relax, recover, and
Restorative Stretch: 10:30am-11:30 am

Friday, July 14
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am-11:30 am $135 USD + TAX 50 min. $190 USD + TAX 80 min.

Saturday, July 15
Yoga: 8:30 am - 9:30 am SIGNATURE PROGRAM
Mat Pilates: 10:30 am- 11:30 am
Coconut Replenishing Package
Sunday, July 16
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Spinning: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
The rich texture and aroma of coconut highlights
this therapeutic experience, as the body is

Private classes cleansed, nourished, and revitalized in every step
of the process. A coconut exfoliation smooth and
Hacienda Spa offers personal training classes
upon request. polishes the skin, completely removing impurities.
Herbal poultices are dipped in warm coconut oil

and applied to the skin and used to massage,
allowing the oil to penetrate and hydrate, and
delivering the healing extracts of the herbs. A
paraffin hand and foot treatment with coconut
oil completes this totally enriching journey.

$360 USD + TAX 3 HRS
Rejuvenate your Body
Replenish your Soul


July 1 , – October 31 , 2017
Preferred Rates USD Cabo Real Campestre San José Puerto Los Cabos
Individual Rounds Public Public Public

18 Holes $180.00 $145.00 $140.00 $115.00 $200.00 $160.00
Twilight 12:30 pm $125.00 $100.00 $100.00 $80.00 $140.00 $115.00
Includes Food & Beverages
Rates per foursome $480.00 $420.00 $560.00
(*No time restriction) Includes Food & Beverages


$250.00 USD $330.00 USD $500.00 USD

• Rounds may be played at any of our three golf courses
• Each pass used at Puerto Los Cabos will incur a $20 USD surcharge due to all- inclusive food and beverage
• 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.



FROM THE PAGES OF midnight in New York

TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017 FROM THE PAGES OF © 2017 The New York Times

Iraq Celebrates Trump’s Son Was Told of Moscow Link

A Win in Mosul WASHINGTON — Before ar- aging information was related to day. “Don Jr.’s takeaway from
ranging a meeting with a Krem- Russian government computer this communication was that
As Rifts Widen lin-connected Russian lawyer he hacking that led to the release of someone had information poten-
believed would offer him compro-
thousands of Democratic Nation-
tially helpful to the campaign and
mising information about Hillary al Committee emails. it was coming from someone he
Clinton, Donald J. Trump Jr. was But the email is likely to be of knew. Don Jr. had no knowledge
MOSUL, Iraq — The fighting is all informed in an email that the ma- keen interest to the Justice De- as to what specific information, if
but over in Mosul, and the billboards terial was part of a Russian gov- partment and congressional in- any, would be discussed.”
are already up: hastily raised signs ernment effort to aid his father’s vestigators, who are examining It is unclear whether Goldstone
in which the government urged the candidacy, according to three peo- whether any of Trump’s associ- had direct knowledge of the ori-
city’s Sunni residents to “turn the ple with knowledge of the email. ates colluded with the Russian gin of the material. One person
page” from the terrorists of the Is- The email to the younger Trump government to disrupt last year’s who was briefed on the emails
lamic State. was sent by Rob Goldstone, a pub- election. American intelligence said it appeared that he was pass-
As Prime Minister Haider al-Aba- licist and former British tabloid agencies have determined that ing along information that had
di visited Mosul to declare victory reporter who helped broker the the Russian government tried been given to him by others.
and call for unity, civilians on the June 2016 meeting. In a statement to sway the election in favor of Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-
longer-secured east side of the city on Sunday, Trump acknowledged Trump. in-law, and Paul J. Manafort, the
danced and waved Iraqi flags. Some that he was interested in receiving Alan Futerfas, the lawyer for campaign chairman at the time,
called for brotherhood between damaging information about Clin- the younger Trump, said his cli- also attended the June 2016 meet-
Sunnis and Shiites. ton, but gave no indication that he ent had done nothing wrong but ing. Representatives for Kushner
It is a moment for Iraqis to cele- thought the lawyer might have pledged to work with investiga- referred requests for comments
brate after nearly nine months of been a Kremlin proxy. tors if contacted. to an earlier statement, which
bloody warfare against the Sunni Goldstone’s message, as de- ”In my view, this is much ado said he voluntarily disclosed the
extremists of the Islamic State. But scribed to The New York Times about nothing. During this busy meeting to the government.
despite the flaring of hope for a new by the three people, indicates that period, Robert Goldstone con- A spokesman for Manafort de-
national unity, the government’s the Russian government was the tacted Don Jr. in an email and clined to comment.
costly victory in Mosul and the ques- source of the potentially dam- suggested that people had in- But at the White House, deputy
tions hanging over its aftermath feel aging information. It does not formation concerning alleged press secretary Sarah Huckabee
more like the next chapter in the elaborate on the wider effort by wrongdoing by Democratic Party Sanders was adamant. “No one
long story of Iraq’s unraveling. Moscow to help the Trump cam- front-runner, Hillary Clinton, in within the Trump campaign col-
Most pressing is the need to bring paign. There is no evidence to her dealings with Russia,” he told luded in order to influence the
back hundreds of thousands of dis- suggest that the promised dam- The Times in an email on Mon- election,” she said. (NYT)
placed Sunni civilians. But Iraq has
failed to rebuild and resettle some Trump Aides Turn to Businessmen on Afghanistan
other communities freed from the
Islamic State as tensions between
the Sunni minority and the majori- WASHINGTON — President hearing for their ideas, an Amer- ommendations.
ty Shiites still undermine efforts to Trump’s advisers recruited two ican official said. Mattis listened “The conflict of interest in
reunite the country. businessmen who profited from but declined to include outside this is transparent,” said Sean
Reports of past abuses by the military contracting to devise al- strategies in a review of Afghan- McFate, a professor at George-
Shiite-controlled government and ternatives to the Pentagon’s plan istan policy that he is leading, town University who wrote a
its security forces and militia allies to send thousands of additional along with the national security book about the growth of private
against Sunni families have kept troops to Afghanistan, reflecting adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. armies, “Modern Mercenary.”
sectarian divisions fresh. And with the Trump administration’s strug- The highly unusual meeting “Most of these contractors are
no sectarian reconciliation process gle to define its strategy for deal- dramatizes the continuing divide not even American, so there is al-
to speak of, any setback in the re- ing with a war now 16 years old. between Trump’s generals and so a lot of moral hazard.”
settling of Mosul could dangerously Erik D. Prince, a founder of the his political staff over Afghan- A spokesman for Feinberg de-
add to the list of grievances. private security firm Blackwater istan, the lengths to which his clined to comment for the article,
For the mostly Sunni residents of Worldwide, and Stephen A. Fein- aides will go to try to give their and a spokesman for Prince did
Mosul, there are the devastating af- berg, a billionaire financier who boss more options for dealing not respond to a request.
tereffects of living under the Islam- owns the giant military contrac- with it, and the readiness of this Some former officials said it
ic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL or tor DynCorp International, have White House to turn to business made sense to open up the debate.
Daesh. And there is deep doubt and discussed their proposals to rely people for help with diplomatic “The status quo is clearly not
fear over what will happen to them on contractors instead of Amer- and military problems. working,” said Laurel Miller, who
next. ican troops in Afghanistan with Soliciting the views of Prince just stepped down as the State
“The people of Mosul need to be both Stephen K. Bannon, Trump’s and Feinberg certainly qualifies Department’s special represen-
psychologically treated and reha- chief strategist, and Jared Kush- as out-of-the-box thinking in a tative for Afghanistan and Paki-
bilitated through long-term pro- ner, his senior adviser and son-in- process that has been dominated stan. “If the United States is going
grams,” said Intisar al-Jibouri, a law, according to people briefed by military leaders in the Pen- to chart a way forward towards a
member of Parliament from Mosul. on the conversations. tagon and the National Security sustainable way of protecting
“They have lost family members, On Saturday, Bannon sought Council. But it also raises a host of our national security interests,
been tortured, beaten for silly rea- out Defense Secretary Jim Mat- ethical issues, not least that both it is important to consider a wide
sons by ISIS.” TIM ARANGO tis at the Pentagon to try to get a men could profit from their rec- range of options.” (NYT)


Truce That Trump Locals Dispute Death Toll in Grenfell Tower

Announced Holds LONDON — How many people Grenfell Tower

In Its First Day died in the Grenfell Tower blaze? seen from an
On Monday, after weeks of crit-
icism, the police for the first time Underground
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Represen- offered an estimate of the number platform.
tatives of Syria’s warring parties of people who should have been The police
gathered in Geneva on Monday in the building that night — 350 estimated 350
for the seventh round of peace — and said that of that figure, 255 people were in
talks, as a limited truce, negotiat- had survived and 14 were not at the building,
ed by their big-power backers, ap- home, which would imply that 81 but a local
peared to be holding for a full day people had died. official thinks
in southwest Syria, according to But the official death toll in Lon-
local residents and human rights don’s deadliest fire since World the number
monitors. War II has been repeatedly chal- ANDREW TESTA FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES was higher.
The cease-fire, negotiated by lenged by survivors and their ad-
the United States, Russia and vocates. The Metropolitan Police says people began to complain that the
Jordan, applies to a strategic area Skeptics, including three vol- that it has made efforts to provide police were giving low estimates.
across southwest Syria, near its unteer researchers, have been information, but that it is pains- The death toll reached 80 on June
border with Jordan and the Israe- trying to fill the information vac- taking work, hindered in some 28, where it has stayed since.
li-occupied Golan Heights. uum: an Iranian biomedical engi- cases by inaccurate and unreli- “We are many months from be-
The choice of southwest Syria neering student who lived on the able official records. But the pau- ing able to provide a number that
for a truce reflected the relative third floor (he estimated at least city of official information about we believe accurately represents
stability of the front lines in the 123 dead), a demographer who the fire dominated a series of the total loss of life inside Grenfell
area and the small number of ex- came out of retirement, and a soft- meetings last week between res- Tower,” Detective Chief Superin-
tremist fighters among the rebels ware engineer in Brussels whose idents and the authorities. tendent Fiona McCormack said
who could act as spoilers, accord- website has emerged as the most “If this was a terrorist attack, on June 28.
ing to an official involved in the credible source (both the demog- they would have had the numbers Ahmed Palekar, who has lived
negotiations. The official spoke rapher and the engineer place the out here already,” said Beinazir near Grenfell for many years and
on the condition of anonymity toll in the 90s). Lasharie, a Labour member of the said he knew countless people
because he was not authorized to The tragedy, for many, has come Kensington and Chelsea Council who have not showed up since
brief the news media. to symbolize not only official neg- who represents the neighborhood the fire, said he thought several
Southwest Syria also has been ligence but also rising inequality, that includes the tower. hundred had died. “They’re afraid
viewed with increased concern particularly given that the fire From the day of the fire, June of what will happen if that comes
by both Israel and Jordan over occurred in one of the wealthiest 14, when the death toll was initial- out.” ROD NORDLAND
what they describe as advances localities in Britain. ly announced as six and later 12, and ILIANA MAGRA
made by Iranian-backed militias
fighting alongside the Syrian gov- In Brief
ernment, including Hezbollah. A
successful cease-fire would stop
such advances. Novice to Lead Israel’s Labor Party doctors — one German, the other American — visit-
The Syrian Observatory for ing Liu in a Chinese hospital, and the German doctor
Human Rights, a monitoring Avi Gabbay, a relative novice in Israeli politics, praising his treatment there. (NYT)
group, reported that despite small spent his early years in an asbestos hut in a transit
breaches, including bursts of gun- camp, one of eight children of Moroccan immi-
fire at the front lines, the truce had grants, then became a millionaire. On Monday, he Court Allows Arms Sales to Saudis
largely held since it went into ef- also became the chairman of the center-left Labor A British court ruled on Monday that Britain’s
fect at noon on Sunday. Party, beating Amir Peretz, a Moroccan-born party extensive sales of arms to Saudi Arabia are legal, re-
Similar truces have been bro- veteran, in a runoff. Gabbay’s victory is not likely jecting claims by rights groups that the Saudis have
kered before between the United to pose an imminent threat to Prime Minister Ben- violated international law by using those weapons
States and Russia, which back jamin Netanyahu of the conservative Likud Party, to kill civilians in Yemen’s civil war. The decision by
opposing sides on the battlefield. now serving his third consecutive term in office. London’s High Court was praised by Prime Minister
They have all eventually collapsed. The Labor Party has not won a general election in 18 Teresa May of Britain, who told Parliament that the
But this truce was the first to be years. Currently leading the parliamentary opposi- ruling vindicated the government’s position that it
announced by the Trump admin- tion, the party has been polling third after Likud and strictly enforces the export of arms, British news
istration. President Trump seized the centrist Yesh Atid party in recent months. (NYT) media reported. (NYT)
on it as a measure of diplomatic
victory during his first meeting Nobel Laureate Very Ill, Doctors Warn Gunmen Kill Pilgrims in Kashmir
with Russian President Vladimir
V. Putin, on Friday at the Group of Tensions and uncertainty over the fate of Liu Gunmen opened fire on a busload of Hindu pil-
20 summit meeting in Hamburg. Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace laureate imprisoned for grims in Kashmir on Monday, killing at least seven
Russia brokered a truce with subversion, escalated on Monday, when Chinese people and threatening to ignite tensions in a region
Turkey, an important rebel spon- doctors warned that he was in critical condition already deeply divided between Hindus and Mus-
sor, in northern Syria in Decem- from liver cancer, a day after two foreign doctors lims. The pilgrims were returning from a Hima-
ber. That, local residents say, has said he appeared strong enough to travel abroad. layan shrine when unidentified militants attacked
tamped down violence there, Calls for Liu to be allowed to go overseas for treat- a police patrol and a security checkpoint, and then
notably the Syrian government’s ment were denounced by the Chinese government fired on the bus near the village of Botengoo, accord-
aerial bombing campaign. as meddling. And the German Embassy in Beijing ing to Muneer Khan, Kashmir’s inspector general of
SOMINI SENGUPTA strongly criticized the release, apparently with police. At least seven pilgrims, most of them women,
and BEN HUBBARD Chinese approval, of a video that showed the foreign were killed, and 16 others were wounded. (NYT)


Longtime Foes of Birth Control Unravel Policy In Brief

WASHINGTON — From the reversing President Barack on talk radio that she understood
obscure perch of a backbench Obama’s legacy, the path forward why doctors prescribed cancer Bipartisan Cooperation
senator’s office, Katy Talento used has been somewhat rocky. Turn- chemotherapy drugs, despite
to warn against what she saw as ing an ideological viewpoint into their horrible side effects: The On Veterans Affairs
the health hazards of birth con- legislative or administrative poli- disease is worse. But why, she Magnanimous hearings.
trol pills — cancer, infertility and cy that is able to pass legal muster asked, would they prescribe the Bipartisan votes. Substantial
miscarriage. From his post at a can be difficult for Washington birth control pill? legislation on its way to becoming
Christian legal advocacy group, newcomers. “Pregnancy is not a disease,” law. This is Congress? Something
Matthew Bowman spent years at- But the architects of the Trump she said. “Pregnancy is a sign of strange is happening in the staid
tacking the requirement that most contraceptive reversal, Talento, health.” hearing rooms of the House and
health insurance plans cover con- a White House domestic policy In theory, the contraceptive Senate Veterans’ Affairs Commit-
traception under the Affordable aide, and Bowman, a top lawyer coverage mandate removed tees here this summer, though
Care Act. at the Department of Health and cost as a barrier to birth control, few have taken notice. As the rest
Now on the inside — one at the Human Services, have the experi- a longtime goal of advocates for of Congress fights over the health
White House, the other at the De- ence and know-how that others in women’s rights and experts on care overhaul and looming bud-
partment of Health and Human the administration lack. women’s health. But to critics, the get deadlines, the committees re-
Services — Talento and Bow- As a lawyer at the Alliance De- rule was an egregious example of sponsible for writing legislation
man have a clear path to prose- fending Freedom, Bowman as- federal overreach. The new policy affecting veterans are quietly
cute their strong belief that birth sailed the contraceptive coverage could take effect soon after it is is- moving forward with an ambi-
control coverage should not be a mandate on behalf of colleges, sued in coming weeks. tious, long-sought and largely
mandate from Washington. Both universities and nonprofit groups The Affordable Care Act says bipartisan agenda that has the
are using arguments they honed that had religious objections to the insurers must cover certain pre- potential to significantly reshape
over years of battle to ensure that rule. Talento, a former aide to Sen. ventive services at no cost. But the way the nation cares for its
a new rule, expected to be issued Thom Tillis, R-N.C., spent years the Trump administration says 21 million veterans. It could also
this month, to roll back the re- warning about the health risks of the law does not explicitly require provide President Trump with
quirement can withstand legal certain contraceptives, especially coverage of contraceptives — an a set of policy victories he badly
challenge. birth control pills. argument Bowman made for wants. (NYT)
For some of the Trump admin- Talento, a Harvard-trained epi- plaintiffs in court cases.
istration officials tasked with demiologist, mused two years ago ROBERT PEAR
Rescuers Are Robbed
Where Wildfires Smolder, a Forecast for More threats facing hikers this year
Add armed robbery to the
on the Pacific Crest Trail. A sec-
Wildfires rolled across dry ter- Over the tion of the trail running from
rain in the Western United States weekend, Mexico to Canada remained
and Canada, fueled by lightning, California closed Monday as the authorities
whipping winds and tempera- issued an searched for two armed men who
tures in the triple digits. robbed rescuers trying to aid a
The National Weather Service emergency distressed hiker. The incident,
early on Monday issued red flag proclamation on Saturday in the remote Piute
warnings, signaling critical con- for Butte Mountains about 85 miles north
ditions over the next 24 hours, for County, where of Los Angeles, occurred after a
parts of at least six states. the Wall fire hiker, Charles Brandenburg, be-
THOUSANDS EVACUATE As of blazed near came dehydrated and activated
Monday morning, 14 large wild- Oroville. a rescue device that allowed him
fires were burning in California, to send text messages to authori-
with the largest ones in the Cen- NOAH BERGER/ASSOCIATED PRESS ties. (AP)
tral Coast, the California Depart-
ment of Forestry and Fire Protec- Crews have been fighting the has grown to more than 54 square Seattle Sets Income Tax
tion said. 64-square-mile Earthstone fire miles north of Black Canyon City
Several fires along the coast since July 3 as it ran through short in the Tonto National Forest since Seattle’s wealthiest would be-
had residents on edge, includ- grass and brush east of the city of July 7. In the latest update on come the only Washington state
ing a blaze east of Santa Maria, Sparks. It was expected to be fully Monday, the fire was only 5 per- residents to pay an income tax
known as the Alamo fire, which contained on Monday, the coordi- cent contained, driven by high under legislation approved by
has spread across more than 43 nating group said. winds. the City Council, a measure de-
square miles of parched canyons. A STATE OF EMERGENCY In Ari- ACROSS THE WEST Montana’s signed as much to raise revenue
Gov. Jerry Brown over the zona, more than 20 fires have bro- firefighters by Monday had as to open a broader discussion
weekend issued an emergency ken out across the bottom half of brought under partial control about whether the wealthy pay
proclamation for Butte County. the state in the past two months, a 15-square-mile wildfire in the their fair share. The council voted
More than 1,000 firefighters have from its southeastern tip near southwest part of the state, which unanimously Monday to impose
been battling the 8.75-square-mile New Mexico to the outskirts of had gobbled up pine and grass- a 2.25 percent tax on the city’s
fire, which started on Friday. Tucson and west of Phoenix. Gov. land as its fuel, the N.W.C.G. said. highest earners. Personal income
PROGRESS IN NEVADA There Doug Ducey has declared a state Firefighters in Washington in excess of $250,000 for individ-
were more than 14 active wildfires of emergency, freeing more mon- and Oregon were battling at least uals and in excess of $500,000
in Nevada, though by Sunday ey to cover the growing costs of seven fires, at hundreds of acres for married couples filing joint
some had been contained, includ- fighting fire on abnormally dry each, some caused by lightning, returns would be taxed. The
ing a 153-square-mile fire north of land. the Northwest Interagency Coor- measure is certain to face a court
Fernley, according to the National Lightning sparked one of the dination Center said on Monday. challenge from opponents, who
Wildfire Coordinating Group. biggest fires in the state, which CHRISTINE HAUSER call the tax proposal illegal. (AP)


Russian Firm Said to Cause Lapse Over Crimea THE MARKETS

FRANKFURT — One of Ger- relations between the countries, of a provocative act by Russia and DJIA NASDAQ S & P 500
many’s biggest companies said just days after Chancellor An- will further deteriorate relations 13.98 33.53 5.54
Monday that it had become an gela Merkel of Germany hosted between Berlin and Moscow.” ↗ 0.07% ↗ 0.54% ↗ 0.23%
unwitting pawn in a scheme to a contentious meeting of world The dispute will also do nothing 21,428.32 6,186.61 2,430.72
evade sanctions against Russia leaders in Hamburg, attended to encourage foreign investment
and break a de facto blockade of by President Vladimir V. Putin or repair Russia’s reputation as a EUROPE
electricity to the annexed territo- of Russia. The Russian customer, place where contracts are often
ry Crimea. Technopromexport, has close ties ignored, property is subject to ar- BRITAIN GERMANY FRANCE
The company, Siemens, a giant to the Kremlin. bitrary seizure and there is little FTSE 100 DAX CAC 40
engineering and electronics con- The incident also demonstrates legal recourse. 19.11 57.24 20.48
glomerate based in Munich, said how energy has become a weap- Siemens has been one of Rus- ↗ 0.26% ↗ 0.46% ↗ 0.40%
a Russian customer had illegally on in Russia’s continuing strug- sia’s most reliable foreign inves- 7,370.03 12,445.92 5,165.64
shipped two power plant tur- gle with Ukraine, Crimea’s main tors. It has done business in Rus-
bines to Crimea instead of their source of electricity until the con- sia since the rule of the czars and ASIA/PACIFIC
intended destination in southern flict interrupted supplies. usually avoids saying anything to
Russia. “Russia-E.U. relations are al- offend the government. JAPAN HONG KONG CHINA
The diversion of the turbines ready not in a good place, not But abandoning any pretense NIKKEI 225 HANG SENG SHANGHAI
flouted what Siemens said was least because there seems to be of diplomacy, Siemens said it 151.89 159.21 6.11
an agreement not to violate sanc- no pathway for E.U. sanctions would begin criminal and civil ↗ 0.76% ↗ 0.63% ↘ 0.19%
tions imposed by the internation- easing at this point,” said Mujtaba proceedings in Russia against 20,080.98 25,500.06 3,211.85
al community after Russia an- Rahman, managing director for those responsible for what it
nexed the territory from Ukraine Europe at Eurasia Group, a politi- called the fraudulent export of the AMERICAS
in 2014. cal consultancy. “In this light, this turbines. JACK EWING
The incident threatens to strain is going to be seen as something and ANDREW E. KRAMER CANADA BRAZIL MEXICO
Novel Way to Curb Drug Costs Is Drawing Interest ↗ 88.73 147.93 ↗ 525.88
0.59% ↘
15,115.89 63,322.40 50,584.90
More than a decade ago, Italy has done so for its diabetes drugs es that could hurt companies’ bot-
tried a novel approach to help Januvia and Janumet, promising tom lines, such as allowing Medi- COMMODITIES/BONDS
bring down drug costs: asking to return money if patients’ diabe- care to negotiate drug prices.
pharmaceutical companies to re- tes did not meet goals for control. “Most of them get launched GOLD 10-YR. TREAS. CRUDE OIL
turn money to the national health And Novartis, which makes the with great fanfare,” said Dr. Steve
system if some of their medicines heart failure treatment Entresto, Miller, the chief medical officer at ↗ 3.50 ↘ 0.02 ↗ 0.17
failed to work as expected. The is refunding money if too many Express Scripts, which manages $1,212.10 2.37% $44.40
effort largely flopped. patients taking the drug are hos- the drug benefits of more than 80
The Trump administration is pitalized. In more typical deals, million Americans. “But then you
considering whether to encour- drugmakers pay rebates to insur- never hear anything about it after FOREIGN EXCHANGE
age a similar approach. Pharma- ers based on the number of drugs the launch because most of them
ceutical executives presented sold and to gain easier access for collapse under their own weight.” Fgn. currency Dollars in
in Dollars fgn.currency
the idea to President Trump at a members to their products. In a recent note to investors,
meeting in January, and the gen- There is scant evidence this ap- David Maris, an analyst at Wells Australia (Dollar) .7605 1.3149
eral concept was raised last month proach lowers costs. Pharmaceu- Fargo, described the approach Bahrain (Dinar) 2.6531 3.2548
Brazil (Real)
in a draft executive order aimed at tical companies still set the drug’s as a “carnival game” and said he Britain (Pound) 1.2875 .7767
combating rising drug prices. list price and have to agree to the did not know of any such arrange- Canada (Dollar) .7759 1.2888
A number of drug compa- criteria upon which they will be ments “where a drug company China (Yuan) .1470 6.8026
nies have recently entered into measured. Some experts say such did not consider it a win for them.” Denmark (Krone) .1533 6.5213
such deals, which they call out- arrangements are a ploy to deflect KATIE THOMAS Dom. Rep. (Peso) .0213 46.9500
Egypt (Pound)
comes-based contracts. Merck attention from substantive chang- and CHARLES ORNSTEIN Europe (Euro) 1.1398 .8773
Hong Kong (Dollar) .1280 7.8122
Abercrombie & Fitch Ends Discussions to Sell Itself Japan (Yen) .0088 17.9536
Mexico (Peso)
Norway (Krone) .1201 8.3258
Singapore (Dollar) .7223 1.3845
Abercrombie & Fitch, the fash- was in “preliminary discussions” Eagle Outfitters, The Financial So. Africa (Rand) .0742 13.4800
ion retailer that was once a must- with several unnamed suitors Times reported in May, as well So. Korea (Won) .0009 1148.5
have among teenagers, said Mon- about a potential sale. as with the private equity firm Sweden (Krona) .1186 8.4288
day that it would end talks to sell “After a comprehensive review Cerberus Capital Management, Switzerland (Franc) 1.0357 .9655
itself. of all relevant factors, with the according to The Wall Street Source: Thomson Reuters
The company, based in New Al- assistance of our financial ad- Journal.
bany, Ohio, said it would instead viser, the A&F board of directors Abercrombie said Monday that
focus on carrying out its own determined that the best path to it would not comment further on ONLINE: MORE PRICES
strategic plan as a stand-alone enhance value for stockholders the potential discussions. AND ANALYSIS
company. is the rigorous execution of our The company has a market val- Information on all United
The announcement rattled in- business plan,” Arthur Marti- ue of about $650 million. Æ
vestors, and shares of Abercrom- nez, the Abercrombie executive It is one of several retailers that States stocks, plus bonds, mu-
bie tumbled more than 21 percent chairman, said in a news release have struggled recently amid tual funds, commodities and foreign
on Monday. on Monday. changing tastes and pressure stocks along with analysis of indus-
The announcement came two The company had been in talks from so-called fast-fashion retail- try sectors and stock indexes:
months after Abercrombie said it with Express and American ers. CHAD BRAY


Deep in Debt, China’s Wanda Is Selling Assets

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin % Volume
declared the dominance of his The Wanda Stock (Ticker) Close Chg chg (100)
vast entertainment empire, Da-
lian Wanda Group, boasting that Cultural 10 MOST ACTIVE
his theme parks were a “pack of Tourism City AMD (AMD) 13.81 +0.45 +3.4 782010
Bankof (BAC)
wolves” that would defeat the in Harbin, GE (GE) 26.04 ◊0.11 ◊0.4 465167
lone “tiger” of Disney’s Shanghai China, has a Intel (INTC) 33.65 ◊0.23 ◊0.7 299023
◊2.57 ◊21.1
Abercr (ANF)
resort. theme park, Micron (MU) 30.50 +0.30 +1.0 248939
Now, Wang is retreating, in a left, and the Freepo (FCX) 12.52 +0.62 +5.2 242430
Sirius (SIRI)
sign that Wanda could be reach- world’s largest NVIDIA (NVDA) 153.70 +6.94 +4.7 238710
AT&T (T)
ing the limits of its debt-fueled
expansion. indoor ski % Volume
Wanda said on Monday that it ROLEX DELA PENA/EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY area. Stock (Ticker) Close Chg chg (100)
would sell the theme parks as part
of a $9.3 billion deal that includes era of blindly following them have control how China is portrayed. 10 TOP GAINERS 17.05 +3.95 +30.2 226062
ClubCo (MYCC)
76 hotels and a major chunk of 13 passed.” Investors’ confidence has been Hawaii (HCOM) 28.87 +4.43 +18.1 3130
tourism projects. The cash from Such aggressive expansion shaken. Techni (TCCO) 14.67 +0.80 +12.8 4483
miRage (MGEN)
+1.64 +12.6
the deal, with the property devel- plans are now under increased Shares of Wanda Film, a unit Libert (LILAK) 24.20 +2.44 +11.2 32166
oper Sunac China, would be used scrutiny in Beijing. Last month, listed in the Southern Chinese MitekS (MITK) 30.30 +0.90 +10.5 10622
+2.85 +10.4
to pay down debt. a senior Chinese banking official city of Shenzhen, have fallen Abeona (ABEO) 9.20 +0.85 +10.2 29840
Wanda appears to be caught warned that some of China’s larg- about 11 percent in the last month. Libert (LILA) 24.49 +2.19 +9.8 12626
bebest (BEBE)
in a political and financial down- est and most indebted companies In December, Standard & Poor’s
draft that has hit many big Chi- may pose a systemic risk to the downgraded the long-term corpo- % Volume
nese deal makers. For years, the country’s banks and to the health rate credit rating for Dalian Wan- Stock (Ticker) Close Chg chg (100)
Chinese government encouraged of the broader economy. da Commercial Properties and 10 TOP LOSERS
the global ambitions of corporate The deal-making ambitions Wanda Commercial Properties, Abercr (ANF) 9.59 ◊2.57 ◊21.1 278163
giants like Wanda. Wang muscled have also been tempered by a citing high leverage and capital LeMait (LMAT) 27.94 ◊4.05 ◊12.7 6295
into Hollywood’s domain, buying backlash overseas, as politicians expenditures. root9B (RTNB) 12.21 ◊1.15 ◊11.3 52178
◊1.41 ◊10.4
Cara (CARA)
the AMC Theaters chain and the and policy makers express con- The deal announced on Mon- Neurot (NTRP) 8.10 ◊0.92 ◊10.2 581
struggling production company cerns over China’s influence. day would help Wanda pay off Ocular (OCUL) 11.60 ◊0.63 ◊8.8 46051
Big5Sp (BGFV)
Legendary Entertainment. American lawmakers are push- some of its debt. Dynava (DVAX) 9.00 ◊0.80 ◊8.2 21499
Wanda battled Disney with ing for regulators to keep a closer Sunac would pay $4.4 billion for Anika (ANIK) 45.71 ◊3.84 ◊7.7 2359
OmegaP (OME)
plans for 13 theme parks across watch over money flowing into a 91 percent stake in each of the 13 Source: Thomson Reuters
China. When Disney opened its the United States from China. tourism projects, all in China, and
Shanghai resort last year, draw- American lawmakers are con- would take over the loans for the
ing enormous crowds, Wang de- cerned that Wanda’s Hollywood projects. Wanda also agreed to Stocks on the Move
clared that “the frenzy of Mickey ambitions are part of a broader sell 76 hotels for $4.9 billion.
Mouse and Donald Duck and the play by the Communist Party to SUI-LEE WEE Stocks that moved substantially or traded
heavily on Monday:
Rule Could Let Consumers Sue Financial Firms Abercrombie & Fitch Co., down $2.57 to
$9.59. The teen retailer said it has ended
talks with potential buyers and does not
The nation’s consumer watch- The rule “should be thoroughly is a prime example of an agency plan to sell itself.
dog adopted a rule on Monday rejected by Congress under the gone rogue.” ClubCorp Holdings Inc., up $3.95 to
that would pry open the court- Congressional Review Act,” said The chamber and other $17.05. Private equity firm Apollo Global
room doors for millions of Amer- Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Texas pro-business groups have belit- Management agreed to buy the golf and
icans, by prohibiting financial Republican who has been leading tled the rule as nothing more than country club operator for $1.1 billion.
firms from forcing them into arbi- the charge to weaken the agency. a gift to class-action lawyers, who Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc., up $4.43 to
tration in disputes over their bank Under the Congressional Re- tend to be Democratic donors. $28.87. The telecommunications services
and credit card accounts. view Act — a 1996 law that had But as much as Republicans provider agreed to be bought by Cincinnati
The action by the Consumer Fi- been rarely used before the cur- deplore the consumer protection Bell for about $650 million.
nancial Protection Bureau would rent Congress employed it to re- agency, they may find it difficult Cerner Corp., down 40 cents to $65.34.
deal a serious blow to banks and verse 14 rules from the Obama to kill a rule that could have wide The health care information technology
other financial firms, freeing administration — lawmakers populist appeal. company said Neal Patterson, its chief ex-
consumers to band together in have about 60 legislative days to Across the country, judges, ecutive, died of complications from cancer.
class-action lawsuits that could overturn the rule blocking man- prosecutors and regulators have
cost the institutions billions of datory arbitrations. sharply criticized arbitration Buckle Inc., down 90 cents to $16.50.
Smaller companies, especially retailers,
dollars. Hensarling already sent a letter clauses for allowing corporations took steep losses Monday.
The new rule, which could take last week threatening contempt to circumvent the courts and for
effect next year, is almost certain proceedings against the agency’s taking away tools to fight illegal Nvidia Corp., up $6.94 to $153.70. The
to set off a political firestorm in director Richard Cordray, fault- or deceitful business practices. chipmaker gained as tech stocks climbed.
Washington. ing the agency for failing to com- The new rule is one of the sig- Freeport-McMoRan Inc., up 62 cents to
Both the Trump administra- ply with a subpoena related to its nature efforts of the Consumer Fi- $12.52. Materials companies climbed in
tion and House Republicans have work on the arbitration issue. nancial Protection Bureau, which Monday trading as the dollar got stronger.
pushed to rein in the consumer fi- The Chamber of Commerce was created in 2010 as part of the Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
nance agency as part of a broader echoed Hensarling’s critique Dodd-Frank regulatory overhaul. Inc., up 43 cents to $16.66. The Canadian
effort to lighten regulation on the saying “the C.F.P.B.’s brazen fi- JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG drugmaker said it paid down $811 million
financial industry. nalization of the arbitration rule and MICHAEL CORKERY in debt after selling a business. (AP)


The Reliquary Communion
Bread Must Have

The cabinets and shelves of the National Some Gluten,
Wildlife Property Repository, just northeast
of Denver, are crammed with stuffed monkeys Vatican Says
and ivory carvings, snow
leopard coats and dried seal The unleavened bread that
penises, chairs with tails Roman Catholics use in the cel-
and lamps with hooves — an ebration of Mass must contain
astounding array of 1.3 mil- some gluten, even if only a trace
lion products made from an- amount, according to a new Vati-
imals, many of them whose can directive.
existence is threatened or The directive, which was dated
endangered. June 15 but received significant
Most of it is contraband, attention only after it was report-
seized at airports in New ed by Vatican Radio on Saturday,
York City, Los Angeles and affirms an existing policy. But it
other major ports of entry. may help to relieve some of the
Some items are donated by confusion surrounding church
people who have no use for doctrine on gluten, a protein that
them. The photographer Tristan Spinski recent- occurs naturally in wheat and has
ly visited the repository, producing images that become the subject of debates
testify to the human appetite for other species. over nutrition and regulation.
RACHEL NUWER The issue is especially urgent
for people with celiac disease, a
gastrointestinal immune disorder
that causes stomach pain, diar-
rhea and weight loss and that can
lead to serious complications, or
for those with other digestive con-
ditions that make them vulnerable
even to small amounts of gluten.
Many other people who do not
have celiac disease may nonethe-
less have a sensitivity or allergy to
gluten, and yet others have adopt-
ed a gluten-free diet in the belief
that it is healthier — although sci-
ence is far from clear on this point.
In both the United States and
PHOTOGRAPHS BY TRISTAN SPINSKI the European Union, the de-
FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES scription “gluten-free” can be le-
Clockwise from top left, gally applied to foods made with
green snake medicinal wine; wheat starch from which almost,
a Macaque; a Margay chair; a but not absolutely, all gluten has
rhinoceros snout and horns; been removed — the upper limit
a zebra foot lamp; and an is 20 parts per million. The Cath-
olic church will allow bread of this
African elephant footstool kind to be used for communion.
with zebra skin cushion. But it will not allow truly glu-
ten-free altar breads made with
rice, potato, tapioca or other flours
Heartburn Drugs May Increase Risk of Early Death in place of wheat. (The Anglican
Communion has taken a similar
position, while some other Chris-
Proton pump inhibitors, or pared people who used P.P.I.s “I don’t want people to panic,” tian denominations consider such
P.P.I.s, the widely used heartburn with those who used H2 receptor said the lead author, Dr. Ziyad breads acceptable.)
medicines, may increase the risk antagonists (Zantac, for example) Al-Aly, an assistant professor of The new instructions said that
of early death, a new study re- and with those who used neither. medicine at the Washington Uni- the confusion had worsened be-
ports. About 350,000 people in the Veter- versity School of Medicine. “The cause communion breads had
P.P.I.s, sold over the counter un- ans Affairs health care system da- risk is not large, and with people become widely available, with
der such brand names as Nexium tabase were included and followed who need P.P.I.s for a valid medi- varying standards of marketing
and Prevacid, have been associ- for an average of almost six years. cal condition — a bleeding ulcer, and labeling.
ated with serious adverse side The researchers found that for example — the benefit far out- Parishioners who cannot toler-
effects, including kidney disease, compared to the other groups, weighs the risk. But people are ate even a trace amount of gluten
bone fractures and infections. those taking P.P.I.s were at an in- taking them when they don’t real- should receive “wine only,” the
This study found an association creased risk of premature death, ly need them, and they’re getting bishops’ conference says, even if
with death from any cause. and the longer the use, the greater no benefit, only the risk.” they would normally receive bread
The study, in BMJ Open, com- the risk. NICHOLAS BAKALAR but not wine. SEWELL CHAN


Art Deco Buildings Make Asmara, Eritrea, a Unesco Heritage Site

The capital of Eritrea, a country with a re- esco called the city “an exceptional example
pressive government that many of its citizens of early modernist urbanism at the beginning
have fled as refugees, has been designated of the 20th century and its application in an
a World Heritage site by Unesco, the United African context.”
Nations cultural organization. The Eritrean government lobbied exten-
The capital, Asmara, is sometimes called sively for Asmara to join the World Heritage
“Africa’s Miami” because of its many Art Deco List, which recognizes sites that have cultur-
buildings. The city flourished when Eritrea al, historical or social significance.
was an Italian colony, from 1889 until World Hanna Simon, the country’s representative
War II, and it became a paradise for Italian to Unesco, said the recognition brought the
architects, who could try out their boldest city “tremendous pride and joy” as well as “a
ideas there, away from Europe’s conservative profound sense of responsibility and duty.”
The Fiat Tagliero service station, a cultural norms. In the 1930s, nearly half of Critics of the government say it lacks the re-
sources to maintain the historic structures.
Asmara’s residents were Italian, earning the
Futurist building that was completed in capital another nickname, “Little Rome.” The city’s Modernist buildings include an
Asmara, Eritrea, in 1938. In announcing its decision on Saturday, Un- Art Deco bowling alley and the Fiat Tagliero
building, a service station shaped something
CROSSWORD Edited by Will Shortz like an airplane, with a central tower support-
ing a pair of 60-foot cantilevered wings. There
PUZZLE BY ZHOUQIN BURNIKEL is also a garage, built in 1937, that resembles
ACROSS 36 Victoria and 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
David Beckham, the hull of a ship with porthole windows. The
1 Make the grade e.g. … or what 14 15 16 Bar Zilli building looks like an old-fashioned
5 Matchmaking 17-, 26-, 47- and radio set, with windows like tuning buttons.
site since 1997 57-Across each 17 18 19 The Fiat Tagliero building, by the architect
have, in a way
10 Working hard Giuseppe Pettazzi, is often called one of the
38 Dangers 20 21 22 23
14 Introductory 40 Sleep clinic most beautiful in the world, but its design was
painting class 24 25 26 27 28 met with some skepticism. When it opened
15 Assign, as 41 SpaceX founder 29 30 31 in 1938, Pettazzi is said to have pulled out a
blame Musk gun, and either pointed it at a builder who ex-
32 33 34 35 pressed doubts, or threatened to kill himself if
16 Done, in Dijon 42 Found really neat
17 Hunky-dory 43 The Rolling 36 37 the structure collapsed when the temporary
Stones or supports used to build it were removed.
20 ___ Arbor, Mich. Smashing 38 39 40 In addition to Asmara, Unesco named two
21 Turkish for “lord” Pumpkins other World Heritage sites in Africa on Satur-
41 42 43 44 45 46
22 Borrower’s 47 Stayed calm day: Mbanza Kongo, the remains of the for-
letters 51 Big name in nail 47 48 49 50 51 mer royal capital of the Kingdom of Kongo, in
23 Perennially 52 53 54 55 56 present-day Angola, and the ancestral lands
strong entrant 52 Something that’s of the Khomani San people, in South Africa
at the Winter definite? 57 58 59 60 near the borders of Botswana and Namibia.
Olympics: Abbr.
53 Numbskull On Sunday, the organization added three
24 America, for 54 Canon camera 61 62 63 sites on other continents: the ancient Hellenic
example, which 64 65 66
has a “Cup” 56 Workout target, city of Aphrodisias in southwestern Turkey;
named after it for short the Lake District in northwestern Britain;
26 Untouchable one 57 Pre-employment and the Valongo Wharf in Rio de Janeiro.
screening 66 War vet’s 11 No-win situation 38 Natural fuel KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA
29 Tennis star affliction, for 12 Briefly source
Arthur 61 Vision: Prefix short 39 Nickname of the
62 Come in second 13 “I remember Mexican drug lord
30 Off-road wheels, when …”
briefly 63 Cold drink at DOWN Joaquín Guzmán
Burger King 18 Bowler, e.g. 44 Facet
31 Screenwriter 1 Fruit in som tam
Ephron 64 Former C.I.A. salad 19 Stage signal 45 “Uncle!” criers, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
director Porter maybe •
32 Ladies’ man ___ 2 Sports centers 25 Katniss
Everdeen, in “The 46 Punched out Tom Brady, Editor
34 Stockpiles 65 Kills time 3 Stem the flow of Hunger Games” email: [email protected]
48 Follow relentlessly
4 [not my mistake] 27 California roll 49 Wrist bones •
ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE 5 Picture file format ingredient 50 Long past TimesDigest Sales Office
AB E T OU CH PS ST 6 “Twister” or “San 28 Swab analysis 51 YouTube phone: (212) 556-1200
fax: (646) 461-2364
MA CS IO NI A U CL A Andreas” film sites full-screen mode email: [email protected]
AL OH AS HI RT PR OS genre 30 Iowa college town exit key •
SI CE M T RE E EVE 7 Santa ___ winds 33 A fly-by-night? 55 Laudatory poetry
SH AL OM ME IR TO WE R 8 Gin’s partner 58 Boxing victories, For advertising information
EA R R IO SH RI NE 34 Like some juries briefly and to request a media kit
SISI NO PE AC TE D 9 Home of the 35 Unlock, to a poet 59 Delta competitor: contact InMotion Media:
PA XR OM AN A 36 Guards Abbr. phone: (212) 213-5856
SOS AD SP IT SA CK 10 Togo’s home: email: [email protected]
AR TS ET TI C S HE Abbr. 37 Luxury 60 Trendy •
MI RS PA CE STAT IO N Home delivery subscribers who have
PGA TI RE RE SI N Online subscriptions: Today’s puzzle and more than 9,000 past puzzles, not received TimesDigest should call
RA PT WO RL D PEA CE ($39.95 a year). (800) 698-4637 or email
AM IS AN IT A D IE D Read about and comment on each puzzle: [email protected]
SI NK NE ED Y D RY Crosswords for young solvers:



The Culture of Dishonesty Conservative Reform

WARWICK, R.I. — The American health
At a critical juncture in Donald Trump’s pres- knowledged that there was a Clinton-related care system has two core problems. It’s the
idential campaign last year, his son, Donald aspect to the meeting, Reince Priebus, the world’s most expensive, and it still leaves ma-
Trump Jr., met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a White House chief of staff, was on Fox News ny people uninsured.
Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer who prom- suggesting that the Veselnitskaya episode was Congressional Republicans have not tried to
ised to share political dirt on Hillary Clinton. “a big nothingburger.” solve either problem. They have instead offered
Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman If a culture of dishonesty takes root in an ad- a plan that cuts spending on the middle class
at the time, and Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in- ministration, how can Americans believe any- and the poor, funnels the money into a tax cut for
law and a key strategist, also attended. thing its officials say? Take the matter of wheth- the affluent and masquerades as health policy.
The June 9, 2016, meeting is of obvious inter- er President Vladimir Putin of Russia directed A different approach is available. Conserva-
est to Robert Mueller III, the Justice Depart- Moscow’s hacking of the 2016 presidential elec- tive health reform is not an oxymoron. Nor is
ment special counsel investigating the Trump tion. In statements dating from his first days in bipartisan health reform. It’s possible to com-
team’s potential involvement in Russia’s effort office until the eve of his meeting with Putin, bine conservative and liberal ideas to cover
to influence the presidential election. In two Trump has deflected and sought to discredit his more people while holding down costs.
clumsy statements over the weekend, the own intelligence agencies’ finding that Moscow, You can find a case study here in Rhode Is-
younger Trump on Saturday said the meeting at Putin’s direction, tried to disrupt the election land. The story here involves Republican and
was related to Russia’s freezing of an adoption to help him win. Rex Tillerson, the secretary of Democratic officials, cost savings, fewer unin-
program popular with Americans. When con- state, said after the two presidents met in Ger- sured and a rising quality of care.
fronted a day later with a Times story citing many that they “had a very robust and lengthy Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell aren’t
authoritative sources that Veselnitskaya had exchange on the subject” and that Trump had going to abandon their health care plan simply
promised damaging material on Clinton, he “pressed” Putin on the issue. Later, Trump because it’s a bad one.
said that the information she supplied was es- made much the same claim on Twitter. The But if Republican holdouts in the Senate con-
sentially meaningless and merely a “pretext” Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, had tinue to block the plan, the health policy debate
for discussing the adoption issue. a different version of the facts, suggesting that is eventually going to start fresh. When it does,
On the face of it, this seemed a clear though Trump had characterized the hacking contro- we could use some role models.
perhaps unintended admission that Trump versy as a “campaign” against Russia in which Rhode Island’s efforts started almost a de-
had gone into the meeting expecting damaging “not a single fact has been produced.” So whom cade ago. The governor, a Republican named
information, and is clearly potential grist for should Americans believe? In a more credible Don Carcieri, asked the Bush administration
Mueller’s mill. But the younger Trump’s shifty administration, who would ask? for more flexibility with Medicaid in exchange
statements are further evidence of how free On Monday, Donald Trump Jr. hired a lawyer, for holding down costs.
his father and his associates feel to contort the while maintaining that he’d been forthright in It was classic conservatism: reduce federal
truth. Only six months in, Trump has compiled answering questions about the meeting last rules, give states more autonomy and let them
a record of dishonesty without precedent in the year. Meanwhile, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, keep some of the savings. Rhode Island’s plan
modern presidency. Equally disheartening is deputy press secretary, blew more smoke: The didn’t slash Medicaid carelessly. It came with
his team’s willingness to share in his mendacity. “only thing I see inappropriate” about the meet- safeguards, like ensuring that everyone eligi-
On Sunday, before Donald Trump Jr. ac- ing, she said, is that it was leaked to the media. ble for Medicaid would keep coverage.
Carcieri made substantial progress, but
Hong Kong’s Future in Doubt costs were still a problem when Gina Raimon-
do, a Democrat, became governor in 2015.
Medicaid accounts for close to one-third of
Hong Kong has long been considered an Communist Party interfered in the city’s affairs. Rhode Island’s budget. Unless she could get
Asian jewel, a vibrant free-market economy The situation has worsened under President Medicaid spending under control, Raimondo
and global financial center known for its rule Xi Jinping. Disputes between Hong Kong’s Bei- told me, she wouldn’t be able to do much else.
of law and democracy. Yet now, after 20 years jing-backed leadership and the pro-democracy Her strategy has been based on an import-
as a semiautonomous Chinese city, there are opposition have impeded the ability of the city’s ant fact: Much of our spending doesn’t make
more reasons than ever to worry whether it government to make hard decisions. Afford- us healthier.
will be able to retain the special character that able housing is scarce, the education system is Raimondo’s administration has used the
has been central to its success. troubled and a high-speed rail line is delayed. flexibility that Carcieri won — as well as
In July 1997, when Britain gave its former “More and more, there is a sense of futili- Obamacare provisions — to move away from
colony back to China, there were high hopes ty,” Anson Chan, who for years was the city’s the high-cost approach. “I want to pay to get
that Hong Kong would eventually expand its second-ranking government official, told The you healthier,” she said, “not pay to have some-
freedoms and prosperity under Beijing’s “one Times. thing done to you.”
country, two systems” rubric, perhaps inspir- Britain and the United States have not made A shift toward home-based care is one reason
ing reforms across the authoritarian mainland. Hong Kong enough of a priority in recent cost growth has fallen here. In Medicaid, spend-
China promised Hong Kong a high degree of years. Meanwhile, China and Xi have grown ing per enrollee dropped 6.5 percent last year
autonomy when it negotiated the transfer of more powerful, more committed to repres- and is starting to save the state serious money.
sovereignty from Britain and agreed that the sive ways and less tolerant of places like Hong This approach is based on local deci-
economic and political systems would not be Kong that aim to set their own path. sion-making. It allows people to remain in their
changed for 50 years. At that time, the stock Xi drove home that point at the 20th anniver- communities. It saves money for taxpayers.
market, property prices and foreign invest- sary celebration this month when he delivered The Senate bill would cause the progress
ment were rising. a tough speech warning against resistance here to unravel, state officials said. They would
There were disquieting signs from the start, to Beijing’s control and influence. That didn’t lose so much Medicaid funding that they would
as when Beijing replaced Hong Kong’s elect- stop Hong Kong’s citizens from staging their have to cut back on care and deny insurance.
ed Legislative Council with an appointed one. annual pro-democracy demonstration. It was A handful of Republican senators are all that’s
Since then, institutions that Britain nurtured, a reminder that Chinese leaders would be wis- keeping such damage from happening. They
including a vigorous press and independent er to find ways to accommodate demands for are not only protecting vulnerable Americans.
courts, have been weakened as the Chinese freedom than to try to fight them. They are defending truly conservative ideas.


Müller Upsets No. 4 Nadal in Marathon Match In Brief

Just minutes before he walked He failed to put away four pre- (5), 6-3, 6-7 (11), 6-3.
onto Court No. 1 on Monday af- vious match points, but held his Federer also advanced to the Hardaway Gets Second
ternoon, Rafael Nadal did one of nerve throughout, and with- quarterfinals, defeating Grigor Chance With Knicks
his famed squat jumps to begin stood a fierce comeback by the Dimitrov, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. He will next
his warm-up, but he appeared to fourth-seeded Nadal to win, 6-3, face sixth-seeded Milos Raonic, Tim Hardaway Jr. thought that
graze the top of his head on a door 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13, in a draining who outlasted No. 10 Alexander with Phil Jackson gone, maybe
frame. battle of left-handed players. Zverev, 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1. there was a chance someday he
Nadal laughed it off, and his op- The surprising result, after Djokovic’s fourth-round match could return to New York. He was
ponent, Gilles Müller, also laughed 4 hours 48 minutes, meant that against Adrian Mannarino, which surprised it was this soon. With
at the energetic Spaniard’s antics. Nadal became the first of the so- was to be played after Nadal and Jackson and his triangle offense
It would be nearly five hours until called Big Four players, which in- Müller finished on Court No. 1, gone, the Knicks reached back
Müller would smile again. cludes top-seeded Andy Murray, was postponed until Tuesday. to their past to sign Hardaway, a
Müller ousted Nadal in a mar- No. 2 Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Nadal’s loss was so unexpected former first-round pick. (AP)
athon fifth set, took off his hat, Roger Federer, to lose. because he has played so well this BULLS SIGN GUARD The Chicago
smiled almost sheepishly, and Müller will play Marin Cilic in year, especially on clay, where he Bulls say they have signed guard
waved to the crowd after the best one quarterfinal on Wednesday, cruised to his record 10th French Justin Holiday. The team did not
win of his career and the longest and the winner of that match would Open title last month. His form announce the terms of the deal on
match of this Wimbledon. play the winner of a quarterfinal seemed to be holding on the dry Monday, though The Associated
Müller, the No. 16 seed from Lux- between Murray — who beat Ben- grass and dirty patches of the Press reported last week that he
embourg, scored his only victory oit Paire 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-4 on Monday Wimbledon courts, and Nadal agreed to a $9 million, two-year
against Nadal a dozen years ago at — and No. 24 Sam Querrey. De- himself acknowledged the condi- contract. Holiday played in all 82
this tournament. He won the first spite losing a grueling tiebreaker tions were increasingly favoring games for the Knicks last season,
two sets on Monday and might in the fourth set of his fourth-round his style of play. averaging 7.7 points. (AP)
have been destined for an easy match, Querrey remained steady But Müller was having none of
victory. It was anything but that. and, beat Kevin Anderson, 5-7, 7-6 that. DAVID WALDSTEIN Wild Re-Sign a Pair

Top-Seeded Kerber Tumbles Out of Fourth Round signed right wing Kurtis Gabriel
The Minnesota Wild have re-
and goalie Steve Michalek to
WIMBLEDON, England — As The loss to Muguruza dropped not going to pray somebody’s los- one-year, two-way contracts.
the women’s field at Wimbledon Kerber’s record against top-20 op- ing or winning.” The deals with the restricted free
was halved to eight from 16, a No. 1 ponents this year to 0-9. The other quarterfinal in the top agents were done Monday. Both
lost her spot atop the WTA rank- Second-seeded Simona Halep, half of the draw will be between players will get $715,000 in the
ings and the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds who beat Victoria Azarenka, 7-6 24th-seeded Coco Vandeweghe N.H.L. and $70,000 in the A.H.L.
also fell. (3), 6-2, on Monday, will ascend to and the 87th-ranked Rybarikova. Gabriel played 40 games for Iowa
The rankings of the fading and the top of the ladder if she wins her Vandeweghe beat No. 5 Caroline last season, with eight goals, two
brightening stars are realigning, quarterfinal against sixth-seeded Wozniacki, 7-6 (4) 6-4, to earn the assists and 68 penalty minutes.
though the end result remains un- Johanna Konta on Tuesday. rematch with Rybarikova, who Gabriel has played in 20 career
clear. “I want to win more, not just one beat Vandeweghe, 6-1, 6-4, in the games for the Wild. (AP)
In a match between the two match,” Halep said. first round of the French Open.
most recent Wimbledon run- Konta defeated No. 21 Caroline Rybarikova won, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3, A.L. SCORES
ners-up, 14th-seeded Garbiñe Garcia, 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-4. If Konta Monday over the qualifier Petra SUNDAY’S LATE GAME
Muguruza beat top-seeded An- beats Halep, the No. 1 spot will fall Martic. Venus Williams beat the Detroit 5, Cleveland 3
gelique Kerber, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, un- to third-ranked Karolina Plisko- 27th-seeded Ana Konjuh, 6-3, 6-2. MONDAY
seating Kerber from her perch as va, who lost in the second round to Williams will next face the No games scheduled
No. 1 in the WTA rankings. Kerber, Magdalena Rybarikova last week. French Open champion, Jelena Os- N.L. SCORES
last year’s finalist will have spent ”Whatever happens, happens,” tapenko, who beat fourth-seeded MONDAY
34 weeks in the top spot. Pliskova said after her loss. “I’m Elina Svitolina, 6-3, 7-6 (6). (NYT) No games scheduled

WEATHER Houston 81/ 73 0.52 91/ 76 T 92/ 77 PC Cape Town 59/ 41 0 61/ 40 S 64/ 46 S
Kansas City 91/ 75 0 94/ 76 S 96/ 74 S Dublin 61/ 54 0.16 60/ 48 R 66/ 52 PC
High/low temperatures for the 21 hours ended at 4 p.m. Los Angeles 91/ 73 0 85/ 66 PC 83/ 66 PC Geneva 81/ 63 0.06 76/ 59 T 78/ 58 T
yesterday, Eastern time, and precipitation (in inches) for Miami 90/ 77 0.01 92/ 80 PC 90/ 81 Sh Hong Kong 89/ 81 0.12 90/ 81 Sh 90/ 80 T
the 18 hours ended at 1 p.m. yesterday. Expected condi- Mpls.-St. Paul 85/ 69 0 85/ 71 PC 85/ 63 PC Kingston 90/ 81 0 91/ 78 PC 90/ 77 PC
tions for today and tomorrow. New York City 84/ 69 0 87/ 74 PC 87/ 74 PC Lima 69/ 61 0 70/ 59 S 71/ 60 PC
Weather conditions: C-clouds, F-fog, H-haze, I-ice, Orlando 93/ 75 0.31 90/ 72 T 90/ 75 T London 77/ 61 0 69/ 58 R 71/ 54 PC
PC-partly cloudy, R-rain, S-sun, Sh-showers, Sn-snow, SS- Philadelphia 87/ 68 0 93/ 76 T 91/ 76 T Madrid 91/ 64 0 93/ 64 S 98/ 68 S
snow showers, T-thunderstorms, Tr-trace, W-windy. Phoenix 109/ 89 0 107/ 88 PC 108/ 88 PC Mexico City 69/ 56 0.27 69/ 54 T 69/ 55 T
Salt Lake City 97/ 79 0 98/ 73 PC 96/ 72 PC Montreal 75/ 63 0.05 81/ 60 Sh 73/ 56 PC
San Francisco 66/ 55 0 69/ 55 PC 71/ 56 PC Moscow 68/ 54 0.02 74/ 56 PC 73/ 59 R
Yesterday Today Tomorrow Seattle 73/ 58 0 74/ 55 PC 74/ 55 S Nassau 95/ 79 0.01 93/ 81 PC 93/ 80 T
Albuquerque 94/ 66 0 93/ 68 T 90/ 69 T St. Louis 98/ 79 0 99/ 79 S 100/ 79 PC Paris 72/ 63 0.13 76/ 60 PC 74/ 56 T
Atlanta 90/ 72 0.06 89/ 73 PC 91/ 74 T Washington 90/ 73 0 96/ 78 PC 94/ 79 T Prague 84/ 66 0 75/ 58 T 73/ 51 T
Boise 97/ 68 0 90/ 62 S 97/ 67 S FOREIGN CITIES Rio de Janeiro 82/ 64 0 80/ 66 S 79/ 66 S
Boston 86/ 65 0 83/ 70 C 81/ 64 PC Rome 86/ 70 0 87/ 69 S 88/ 69 S
Buffalo 78/ 62 0.11 80/ 65 PC 83/ 67 T Yesterday Today Tomorrow Santiago 59/ 37 0 66/ 37 S 62/ 41 PC
Charlotte 91/ 70 0 92/ 72 S 94/ 74 PC Acapulco 92/ 79 0.04 89/ 78 PC 89/ 78 PC Stockholm 73/ 54 0 69/ 55 R 71/ 50 C
Chicago 83/ 67 0.04 85/ 71 C 93/ 71 T Athens 97/ 77 0 95/ 77 S 96/ 76 S Sydney 63/ 44 0 63/ 51 S 61/ 47 Sh
Cleveland 75/ 63 0.64 83/ 71 PC 90/ 73 T Beijing 100/ 75 0 97/ 77 PC 98/ 79 S Tokyo 87/ 75 0 86/ 78 PC 87/ 78 PC
Dallas-Ft. Worth 94/ 73 0 96/ 78 PC 95/ 78 PC Berlin 70/ 59 0.52 76/ 58 T 68/ 52 R Toronto 77/ 64 0.01 82/ 64 PC 77/ 62 Sh
Denver 94/ 61 0.05 91/ 64 PC 88/ 61 T Buenos Aires 54/ 47 0.04 56/ 52 PC 65/ 60 Sh Vancouver 70/ 61 0 70/ 54 PC 70/ 55 PC
Detroit 75/ 65 0.52 86/ 70 PC 88/ 72 T Cairo 99/ 79 0 100/ 76 S 100/ 76 S Warsaw 86/ 57 0.01 79/ 61 PC 78/ 59 PC


Mets’ Shortstop of the Future Displays Pizazz and Patience

MIAMI — In a sea of squiggles them, anyway. said earlier this season. “Every- A fast-rising Yankees prospect,
on the autographed baseballs in “He said he’s 100 percent ready,” body expects him to be here soon Domingo Acevedo, is also gaining
the World Team clubhouse here said Tomas Nido, a Class AA Mets — sooner than later. I’m looking attention for his velocity. Acevedo,
Sunday, one name stood out: catcher who interpreted for Ro- forward to that, too, because the 23, has pitched at Class A Tampa,
Amed, with the A shaped almost sario. “But it’s whenever God’s guy can play.” Class AA Trenton and Class AAA
like a star. It was the signature ready.” Reyes, a switch-hitter, said he Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this
of Amed Rosario, the shortstop Rosario, 21, keeps in regular was a different kind of player from season, with 107 strikeouts in 99
who offers hope for the lackluster touch with Reyes. Both are from Rosario, who bats right-hand- innings and a 3.09 earned run av-
Mets. No last name required. the Dominican Republic, and ed and is two inches taller than erage.
The autograph was not to be Reyes has tried to prepare Rosa- Reyes, at 6 feet 2. Reyes was more Acevedo, whose first season
confused with Rosario’s person- rio for his promotion. of a base-stealing threat — he is was 2013, said he had not thrown
al logo, a stylized “AR” he wore “He just tells him to be patient the last major leaguer to swipe at hard initially. But he has grown in-
on a T-shirt in the clubhouse be- and his time’s going to get there, least 75 in a season (78, in 2007) to his 6-foot-7 frame — adding 62
fore batting third at the Futures and not to focus on what can hap- — but praised Rosario’s calm de- pounds as a professional, to 250 —
Game. That logo appeared on the pen, just to focus on the moment meanor. and his fastball has responded. He
shirt above an outline of Rosario’s right there,” Nido said. “Because “Great kid, always happy,” has thrown 100 m.p.h. this season
face and beard. Perhaps the beard when it comes, he’s going to get to Reyes said. “Always the same, you and peaked at 103 m.p.h. in low
could become his trademark, like enjoy it.” know?” Class A two years ago.
Jacob deGrom’s long, wavy hair. Two years ago, Michael Con- Rosario, who struck out twice “You have to understand you’re
For that to happen, though, the forto represented the Mets at the on Sunday, said it was not awk- not going to always throw at that
Mets must summon Rosario and Futures Game in Cincinnati. He ward to have his friend and idol speed,” Acevedo said through an
his star power to the majors. He was in the majors by the end of still blocking his path to Citi Field. interpreter. “I prefer to keep it in
is hitting .327 with seven home the month and is now a first-time “Not really, because that’s his my heart.”
runs and 16 stolen bases at Class All-Star. mentor, and he’s happy to know Acevedo came out throwing
AAA Las Vegas, but the Mets The Mets’ players understand that the person who he looks up to fastballs in the fourth inning Sun-
have stuck with the veterans Jose that Rosario will be similarly piv- and mentors him is still playing,” day, but the United States pros-
Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera at otal for the long term. Nido said, interpreting for Rosa- pects battered him for four hits
shortstop. Their season may be “He’s going to be the future rio. “Whenever his time is, he’s and three runs on their way to a
too far gone for a rookie to save shortstop for this ball club,” Reyes going to be ready.” 7-6 victory. TYLER KEPNER

Travel with

A Transatlantic Celebration of the Times Crossword


Ben Zimmer, Linguist and Lexicographer
Ben Zimmer is the language columnist for The Wall
Street Journal. He is the recipient of the Linguistic
Society of America’s first-ever Linguistics Journalism
Award and was recently awarded a Poynter Fellowship
in journalism from Yale University.
Deb Amlen, Editor of the Times Wordplay Column
Deb Amlen has also been a senior columnist for David
Pogue’s Yahoo! Tech, and is the author of “It’s Not P.M.S.,
It’s You!” Her work can also be seen in The Washington
From $2,895 Post and the Los Angeles Times, among others.
SAILING & CRUISES Joel Fagliano, Times Digital Puzzle Editor
Previously, Joel Fagliano was an assistant to Will Shortz.
Itinerary 9 days
Departing Dec. 7, 2017 He received a B.A. in linguistics and cognitive science
Vessel Queen Mary 2®, Cunard from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.
To celebrate the Crossword’s 75th anniversary, join Times puzzle editors
on a seven-night transatlantic sailing aboard the luxurious Queen Mary 2. Some of the lectures and seminars delivered by the Times-selected
With daily game sessions, private lectures and exclusive access to Times experts on board will be open to all the passengers on the cruise.
experts, solve your way across the Atlantic.
Enjoy exclusive events and activities when you book through Times
Journeys, such as brunch at The New York Times, hosted by Will Shortz.
Attend private Q&As, exclusive nightly dinners and a puzzle tournament
with your Times experts.
Book Now 844-541-3973
Quoted tour prices are per person, double occupancy except where indicated and subject to availability. All terms and conditions can be found
at or you can call 855-NYT-9959 and request a copy be sent to you. Judy Perl Worldwide Travel LLC CST#2122227-40. Learn more at

Click to View FlipBook Version