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Important news for important people Volume 2988 Thursday November 02, 2017
International Business Sports
Russian President Vladimir Putin met A pair of collisions in the Pacific that LeBron James said Wednesday the Cabo San Lucas
Iran’s leadership Wednesday, with left American 17 sailors dead were Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to re- Partly cloudy (day)
the two Damascus allies pushing a avoidable and caused by “multiple launch their season after a clear-the- Sunrise: 6:24 AM
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“He strong-armed me in a real way. He physically forced himself on me” US official
Claims against director, radio boss deepen Hollywood abuse scandal Guantanamo judge finds US
general in contempt of court
to come forward by the stories of oth- A Guantanamo Bay judge sentenced
er women who have reported sexual a senior military defense attorney
misconduct by powerful Miramax Wednesday to three weeks’ confine-
producer Harvey Weinstein and di- ment on the naval base after finding
rector James Toback. him in contempt of court, according
Munn, who has appeared in the to a US official and a published re-
HBO show “The Newsroom” and the port.
movie “Magic Mike,” told the Times The highly unusual action at Guan-
that Ratner had masturbated in front tanamo’s bedeviled military hearings
of her when she was an aspiring ac- stem from the latest snafu in the case
tress on the set of the movie “After against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the
the Sunset.” accused mastermind of the attack on
Munn recounted the incident in a the USS Cole in 2000.
book she wrote but did not then name The issue centers on Nashiri’s ci-
the director involved. She said the vilian defense team’s desire to quit
time had come to speak up. the case over a series of ethical con-
“I’ve made specific, conscientious flicts and a lack of confidence that
choices not to work with Brett Rat- their privileged conversations with
ner,” Munn told the newspaper. Four him were in fact confidential.
other women also recounted stories Brigadier General John Baker, who
to the newspaper about Ratner be- heads up the defense at Guantanamo,
(FILES) Brett Ratner attending his star on the Walk of Fame (Photo AFP) ing sexually inappropriate or intimi- gave the three civilian lawyers per-
Hollywood director Brett Ratner and and producer whose movies have dating. Ratner, through his attorney, mission to quit.
NPR news chief Mike Oreskes were grossed more than $2 billion world- Martin Singer, rejected the accounts. But Air Force Colonel Vance
drawn into Hollywood’s deepening wide, strongly rejected the allega- “I have represented Mr. Ratner for Spath, the military judge in the
sexual misconduct scandal Wednes- tions in a statement to the newspaper two decades, and no woman has ever case, said they could not leave the
day as more women came forward from his attorney. made a claim against him for sexual case and ordered them to appear in
with stories of abuse. Henstridge told the Times she was misconduct or sexual harassment,” person at the base or via video con-
Actresses Natasha Henstridge and a 19-year-old fashion model in New Singer told the newspaper in a 10- ference.
Olivia Munn and four other women York in the early 1990s when Ratner, page letter. When Baker refused to return the
have accused Ratner, director of then a music video director in his ear- “Furthermore, no woman has ever team to the case or to testify, Spath
“Rush Hour” and “X-Men: The Last ly 20s, forced her to perform oral sex. requested or received any financial found him in contempt, the Miami
Stand,” of sexual misconduct, the “He strong-armed me in a real way. settlement from my client,” Singer Herald said.
Los Angeles Times reported. He physically forced himself on me,” said. The Beverly Hills Police De- Spath sentenced Baker to 21 days
Meanwhile NPR emailed staff to said Henstridge, who has appeared partment said Tuesday they were confinement and ordered him to pay a
tell them Oreskes, senior vice presi- in the movies “Species” and “The investigating “multiple complaints” $1,000 fine, according to the Herald.
dent for news, had been axed fol- Whole Nine Yards.” against Weinstein and Toback, who A US official confirmed to AFP the
lowing allegations of sexual harass- “At some point, I gave in and he face numerous allegations of unwant- sentence.
ment from women dating back to the did his thing,” she told the newspa- ed sexual encounters but deny forc- Attorney David Nevin, who rep-
1990s. Ratner, 48, a prolific director per. Henstridge said she was inspired ing themselves on women. resents alleged September 11, 2001
mastermind Khalid Sheikh Moham-
“Songs of Experience” -- a companion of sorts to U2’s last album, 2014’s “Songs of Innocence” med, said the latest breakdown in the
process that has dragged on for years
U2 announces album of ‘intimate letters’ highlights inadequacies of trying peo-
U2 on Wednesday unveiled details “Songs of Experience” was inspired U2 has already released two tracks ple in a war court instead of through
of the rock superstars’ 14th studio al- by conversations with Brendan Ken- from the album, “You’re the Best the federal system.
bum, describing it as a collection of nelly, often described as Ireland’s Thing About Me” and “The Black- “Putting people in jail for doing
“intimate letters” written as if they greatest living poet. out,” charging guitar tracks that hark their jobs is just exactly what you
were dead. The Irish group confirmed Kennelly advised the 57-year-old back to the band’s heavy sound in the would expect as a step in the military
that “Songs of Experience” -- a com- Bono “to ‘write as if you’re dead,’ early 1980s and mid-1990s. commissions,” Nevins told AFP.
panion of sorts to U2’s last album, resulting in a collection of songs in “The Joshua Tree” explored Amer- “It illustrates the proposition that
2014’s “Songs of Innocence” -- will the form of intimate letters to places ican and Irish roots music and took military commissions are not a genu-
come out on December 1. and people close to the singer’s heart an increasingly political stance, with ine criminal justice system.”
Revealing the track list, U2 said -- family, friends, fans, himself,” the lyrics critical of US Cold War-era in- The Pentagon did not immediately
that frontman Bono’s lyricism on band said in a statement. terventionism in Latin America. comment.

Page 2 Thursday November 02, 2017
Began operations The Russian leader insisted that thanks to a joint push with rebel supporter Turkey
‘G5’ anti-jihadist force be- Putin in Tehran hails Iran cooperation on Syria, eyes business
gins operations in Sahel
A joint anti-jihadist force linking Russian President Vladimir Putin met
countries in the Sahel began opera- Iran’s leadership Wednesday, with
tions on Wednesday, the French mili- the two Damascus allies pushing a
tary mission in the region, which is peace deal on Syria and looking to
providing support, told AFP. boost business despite US opposition
“The deployment of Malian, Nige- to a landmark nuclear deal.
rien and Burkinabe troops in the G5 The Kremlin strongman’s first visit
Sahel force began this morning,” said to Iran since 2015 comes as Moscow
a colonel for France’s Barkhane mis- seeks to turn its game-changing mili-
sion, speaking on condition that only tary intervention in Syria into a con-
his first name of Marc-Antoine was certed push to bring a halt to fight-
used. ing in the country with the help of
Several hundred troops have been Tehran, President Bashar al-Assad’s
deployed in the initial operation, other key backer.
codenamed Hawbi, he said. “We are working very productively
It will “provide a show of strength with Iran and we manage to coordi-
and demonstrate presence” in the nate our positions on Syria,” Putin
Mali, Burkina and Niger border re- said after talks with Iranian counter-
gions “and impede freedom of move- part Hassan Rouhani and the Islamic
ment, which several armed groups republic’s supreme leader Ayatollah
have enjoyed for months,” Marc- Ali Khamenei.
Antoine said. The Russian leader insisted that Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo AFP)
“The ultimate goal is to boost the thanks to a joint push with rebel sup- Syrian regime and its opponents to- 2015 Iran nuclear deal after US Presi-
power of the G5 Sahel force so that it porter Turkey, “the situation on the gether for a “congress” to push peace dent Donald Trump refused to certify
can relocate by itself in cross-border ground in the fight against terrorism efforts in the Russian city of Sochi on the agreement last month.
zones,” said Marc-Antoine. and the negotiating process are devel- November 18. Tehran signed the deal, which saw
The world’s newest joint interna- oping very positively”. The three key players have or- sanctions lifted in return for limits
tional force, the five-nation G5 Sahel Khamenei said the “good coopera- ganised a series of peace talks in on Tehran’s atomic programme, with
plans to number up to 5,000 military, tion between Tehran and Moscow in the Kazakh capital Astana this year, six countries including Russia and
police and civilian troops by March Syria shows that the two countries agreeing on the establishment of “de- the United States, and Moscow has
2018. can realise their objectives even in escalation” zones in various parts of slammed Trump’s “aggressive and
The 5,000 will comprise two bat- difficult terrain”, and insisted that all the war-torn country. threatening rhetoric” against Iran.
talions each from Mali and Niger and solutions to the conflict come “from Putin’s visit -- which in addition While Putin said only that the two
one each from Burkina Faso, Chad inside the country”. involved a three-way summit with sides had discussed the deal, Russian
and Mauritania. Russia, Iran and Turkey pledged Rouhani and the leader of ex-Soviet companies looked to press on with
The force has been placed under after a latest round of negotiations in Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev -- also fol- taking advantage of the business op-
the leadership of a Malian general, Kazakhstan on Tuesday to bring the lowed a hike in tensions over the portunities that it has presented.
Didier Dacko, although for the time
being the national contingents will Officials will also attempt to address tensions over alleged support for insurgents
not be integrated.
The idea behind the force dates S.Sudan’s Kiir in Sudan to ease ‘tense’ relations
back to November 2015 as countries South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Border rows, economic issues such world’s youngest country in Decem-
on the rim of the Sahara grappled began Wednesday a two-day visit as Juba’s payments for the use of an ber 2013.
with an escalating wave of jihadist to Sudan aimed at resolving border oil export pipeline through Sudan and More than 450,000 South Suda-
attacks. disputes and addressing mutual ac- building a buffer zone along the fron- nese refugees have poured into Sudan
Across the region -- vast, poor, arid cusations of supporting rebels in each tier are among the expected topics of since the war broke out, the United
and politically volatile -- thousands other’s territory. discussion. Nations says. Khartoum estimates
of people have died, many of them in It is Kiir’s third visit to Khartoum Officials will also attempt to ad- they number 1.3 million.
suicide bombings, and tens of thou- since the Christian majority south dress tensions over alleged support Juba said it appreciates Khar-
sands have fled their homes. split from the Muslim north in 2011 for insurgents. toum’s efforts to accept the growing
The crisis leapt on to the front after a 22-year civil war that killed Sudan has regularly accused its number of refugees.
pages and TV screens in the United hundreds of thousands. neighbour of aiding rebels in its war- Apart from helping the refugees
States last month when four US spe- Kiir was received by his Sudanese torn Darfur, Blue Nile and South to enter Sudan, the recent openings
cial forces troops were killed as they counterpart President Omar al-Bashir Kordofan regions. of border crossings by Khartoum has
patrolled with Nigerien troops near at Khartoum airport, an AFP corre- Juba has often accused Khartoum also helped trading activities between
the Niger-Mali border. spondent reported. of aiding Kiir’s opponent and former the two neighbours, Juba said in a
The G5 Sahel’s activities will be “This visit is aimed at normalising deputy Riek Machar in South Su- statement issued on Wednesday be-
initially confined to Burkina Faso, the relations between the two coun- dan’s ongoing civil war. fore Kiir left for Sudan.
Mali and Niger, where central gov- tries which have been tense,” South Tens of thousands of people have “South Sudan will do all it can to
ernments have weak control over re- Sudanese Information Minister Mi- died in South Sudan and millions ensure that the Republic of Sudan in-
mote areas. chael Makuei told reporters, adding more have been driven from their terests in South Sudan are protected
The first priority will be “taking the two leaders will decide on a road- homes since the war erupted in the and promoted,” it said.
back control of border areas,” target- map to improve bilateral ties.
ing jihadists, bandits and human traf- “The two countries should cooper-
fickers are major problems, Dacko ate in the interests of their people as
has said. they are all one people in two coun-
France, the G5 Sahel’s most vocal tries.”
backer, has 4,000 military personnel His Sudanese counterpart Ahmed
in the Barkhane force. Bilal said the visit aims to “establish
Its role in Hawbi will be to provide security and stability in the two coun-
“advice and support” with air and ar- tries”.
tillery, said Marc-Antoine, speaking Officials say Kiir will hold talks
from a forward base in the In-Tillit with Bashir and other senior Suda-
region in central Mali. About a hun- nese officials to thrash out several
dred French troops will be involved unresolved issues between the two
in this context. countries.

Page 3 Thursday November 02, 2017
It took seven days to recover the sailors’ bodies from the wreckage Wall Street Indexes
Deadly US naval collisions in Pacific ‘avoidable’: top admiral Dow Jones 23,435.01 + 0.25%
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International Stock Indexes
A pair of collisions in the Pacific that states, resulting in “a lack of adher- report adds. Investigators single out Australia 5,937.766 + 0.49%
left American 17 sailors dead were ence to sound navigational practices.” the ship’s commanding officer, who Frankfurt 13,465.51 + 1.78%
avoidable and caused by “multiple “Specifically, Fitzgerald’s watch “disregarded recommendations from Italy 22,991.99 + 0.87%
failures” of those on watch, the Navy teams disregarded established norms his executive officer, navigator and London 7,487.96 - 0.07%
said in a report Wednesday. of basic contact management and, senior watch officer to set sea and an- Madrid 10,506.70 - 0.16%
The separate incidents have high- more importantly, leadership failed to chor watch teams in a timely fashion Paris 5,514.29 + 0.20%
lighted leadership failures and the adhere to well-established protocols to ensure the safe and effective opera- Tokyo 22,420.08 + 1.86%
stresses of frequent deployments put in place to prevent collisions.” tion of the ship.” Toronto 16,029.33 + 0.02%
across the Pacific region, but also The commanding officer, execu- In other words, the report says, no Latin-American Stock Indexes
have shone a spotlight on sailors not tive officer and senior enlisted sailor one on the ship’s bridge knew how to Bogota 1,439.81 + 1.07%
paying proper attention in busy ship- aboard the Fitzgerald have all been correctly operate the ship’s controls. Buenos Aires 27,979.83 + 0.16%
ping lanes. relieved of their duties. It took seven days to recover the Lima 19,874.12 + 0.04%
“Both of these accidents were pre- The second deadly incident came sailors’ bodies from the wreckage. Mexico 48,334.45 - 0.60%
ventable and the respective investi- August 21 when the USS John S. Mc- An earlier review by the Govern- Panama
gations found multiple failures by Cain collided with the Alnic MC mer- ment Accountability Office (GAO) Santiago 5,588.09 - 0.37%
watch standers that contributed to the chant tanker as the destroyer headed found that crews are being over- Sao Paulo 73,823.74 - 0.65%
incidents,” Chief of Naval Operations to Singapore, tearing a huge hole in worked and undertrained, just as vital Venezuela 695.520 + 2.08%
Admiral John Richardson said in the the hull, killing 10 sailors and injur- maintenance is not being completed Most Active Stocks
report. ing dozens more. on time. 3M Co 230.18 - 0.00%
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On June 17, the USS Fitzger- McCain and Alnic MC was also in vessels ported in Japan, home to Amex 95.79 + 0.28%
ald -- a destroyer -- smashed into a avoidable and resulted primarily the Navy’s Seventh Fleet, from where AT&T 33.55 - 0.30%
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smaller errors over time,” the report tion of the ship control console,” the Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin. Dupont
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Says an industry survey released Wednesday General Electric 20.02 - 0.69%
US manufacturing index slows in October: ISM H.P. 21.47 - 0.37%
Back-to-back hurricanes and their tember, but that was nearly identi- cane,” said Timothy Fiore, chair of Home Depot 165.38 - 0.24%
impact on production and transpor- cal to August and remains above the ISM’s Manufacturing Business Sur- IBM 154.03 - 0.02%
tation of raw materials put a crimp average for the past 12 months. Any vey Committee. He cited problems Intel 46.71 + 2.68%
in US manufacturing expansion in index above 50 indicates growth in for companies needing inputs like Johnson & Johnson 139.98 + 0.41%
October, says an industry survey re- the sector. plastics and chemicals -- especially JPMorgan 100.92 + 0.31%
leased Wednesday. The new orders index slipped 1.2 from the Houston refineries hit hard Kraft Heinz Co 77.70 + 0.48%
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The ISM’s purchasing managers contributor to the PMI expansion had about six months of employment United Tech. 120.12 + 0.30%
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That combination signaled “headwinds for the new-vehicle market as 2017 comes to an end”
That combination signaled “headwinds for the new-vehicle market as 2017 comes to an end,”
The American automobile market ers enjoyed sales gains as drivers in helped the company reach 6.2 percent trucks compared to last October, even
offered a mixed picture in October, Texas and Florida affected by hurri- sales gains. Both fleet and retail sales with average transaction prices for
with some companies maintaining canes replaced ruined vehicles. But were up. Nissan experienced an im- the vehicles up $4,000 to $47,300.
a sales upswing thanks to hurricane that momentum did not continue pressive 8.4 percent increase, while SUVs and pickup trucks helped
recovery, while others returned to de- industry-wide in October. Forecast- Toyota eked out a 1.1 percent rise. Toyota offset a 14.5 percent decline
clines. ers expected an overall sales decline The F-Series trucks are popular in in its car sales. The company’s RAV4
Auto giants General Motors (GM) for the month once all car companies the Houston, Texas area where Hur- SUV remained its most popular of-
and Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) on Tues- report their monthly results Tuesday. ricane Harvey flooding destroyed fering, but Camry and Corolla sedans
day reported fewer units sold last GM was down 2.2 percent from the many vehicles, according to analysts. remained popular even if selling less
month, while Ford, Nissan and Toyo- year-ago period, blaming weak car Ford sold 15.9 percent more of the than last year.
ta saw gains thanks to truck sales. sales and one fewer selling day this
Discounts abounded in October October compared to last.
and the average sale price for a new FCA US had another bad month, Foreign Exchange
vehicle remained relatively flat. with sales falling 13 percent. The
That combination signaled “head- company blamed much of that on a EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
winds for the new-vehicle market as planned drawdown of fleet sales, but EURO - 1.16 1.49 .87 1.52 1.16 9.00 132.00
2017 comes to an end,” industry re- its retail sales were also down four USA .86 - 1.28 .75 1.30 1.00 7.81 113.64
search firm Kelley Blue Book said. percent. CAN .67 .78 - .58 1.01 .80 6.00 88.00
The industry struggled to main- The company’s popular Jeep SUV UK 1.15 1.33 1.72 - 1.72 1.33 10.40 151.00
tain momentum at the end of a year brand experienced retail sales gains, AUS .66 .77 .99 .58 - .75 6.00 87.00
that has seen sales steadily decline as did its Ram pickup truck. But those SWISS .86 1.00 1.25 .75 1.33 - 7.80 114.00
following seven straight years of gains were not enough to offset major H.KONG .11 .13 .17 .10 .17 .13 - 14.60
growth and a record 2016. Last losses in Chrysler, Dodge and Fiat JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
month, almost all major car mak- brands. Ford’s F-Series pickup trucks

Page 4 Thursday November 02, 2017
“Qatar is an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Persian Gulf region” Record highs
US approves $1 bln Qatar arms deal despite Gulf crisis Amid soaring profits, Face-
The United States government on ties with Qatar, accusing it of sup- progress in the Persian Gulf region,”
Wednesday approved a $1.1 billion porting terrorism. the department said, in a note from book vows to curb abuse
deal to service Qatar’s F-15 fighter But Secretary of State Rex Tiller- its Defense Security Cooperation Facebook on Wednesday reported
jets despite the diplomatic stand- son has taken a more cautious line, Agency. profits leapt on booming revenue
off between the Gulf emirate and its attempting to broker an agreement The new maintenance and train- from online ads in the third quarter,
neighbors. to cool ties and build a regional front ing facilities will also come with topping investor forecasts and buoy-
Qatar, home to one of the larg- against Iranian influence and extrem- improved “cyber security services, ing shares already at record highs.
est US military bases in the Middle ism. mission critical computer resources, The leading social network said it
East, is locked in a bitter dispute with On Wednesday, the State Depart- support services, force protection made a profit of $4.7 billion in the
Washington’s other Arab allies in the ment announced it had approved a services.” Tillerson visited both Ri- quarter that ended on September 30,
region, led by Saudi Arabia. $1.1 billion contract to service Qa- yadh and the Qatari capital Doha last a jump of 79 percent from the same
US President Donald Trump took tar’s F-15QA jets and build them month in an effort to curb Iran’s influ- period a year earlier.
Riyadh’s side in June when Saudi ground facilities and hardened bun- ence in the region and urge the Arab Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg
Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab kers. “Qatar is an important force monarchies to negotiate away their used the update to address criticism
Emirates and Egypt cut diplomatic for political stability and economic differences. of Facebook for allowing disinfor-
mation and manipulation during the
“President Trump does not have the least morale authority to question Cuba” 2016 election, hours after the com-
pany’s top lawyer faced a grilling at
US once again opposes UN condemnation of embargo on Cuba a Washington congressional hearing.
The United States on Wednesday Taking the floor ahead of the The US State Department said the “Our community continues to
voted against a UN resolution con- vote, US Ambassador Nikki Haley decision to once again vote against grow and our business is doing well,”
demning the US embargo on Cuba, in dismissed the debate as “political the UN resolution was part of a re- Zuckerberg said.
a break from last year’s abstention by theatre” and an attempt by Cuba to view of US policy that seeks to focus “But none of that matters if our
the former administration that high- “distract the world’s attention from on democratic reforms in Cuba rather services are used in ways that don’t
lighted a thaw in relations. the destruction it has inflicted on its than building ties. bring people closer together. We’re
The resolution was overwhelm- own people.” Imposed in 1959 at the height of serious about preventing abuse on our
ingly adopted by a vote of 191 to 2, “As long as the Cuban people con- the Cold War, the trade embargo on platforms. We’re investing so much
leaving the United States and Israel tinue to be deprived of their human Cuba has remained in force and can in security that it will impact our prof-
as the only opposing voices in the rights and fundamental freedoms only be lifted by the US Congress, itability. Protecting our community is
General Assembly. -- as long as the proceeds from trade which has steadfastly rejected such more important than maximizing our
The 193-nation assembly has vot- with Cuba go to prop up the dictato- a move. The resolution presented by profits.” Facebook shares that ended
ed overwhelmingly every year since rial regime responsible for denying Cuba stresses the “necessity of end- the day up 1.4 percent gained another
1991 to demand an end to the embar- those rights -- the United States does ing the economic, commercial and fraction in after-market trades to
go, delivering a rebuke to Washing- not fear isolation in this chamber or financial embargo imposed” by the reach $182.66. Investor enthusiasm
ton over its Cuba policy. anywhere else,” she said. United States against Cuba. may have been tempered by rising
But in a first, the United States last Haley pledged that the US decision Addressing the assembly, Cuban costs at the California-based internet
year abstained as the administration two years ago to open diplomatic re- Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez giant.
of former president Barack Obama lations with Cuba would remain un- slammed Haley’s remarks as “disre- Expenses rose to $5.2 billion from
worked to repair relations with Ha- changed, saying “our friendship and spectful, offensive and interfering” $3.9 billion in the same quarter last
vana and end more than five decades good will toward the Cuban people and said the current US policy was a year, and headcount at the company
of enmity. remain as strong as ever.” “return to the past.” was up 47 percent to 23,165 employ-
Meanwhile, the number of monthly
The Fed noted the increased gasoline prices in the wake of the hurricanes active users continued to grow, reach-
US Fed: economy still growing at ‘solid pace’ despite hurricanes ing 2.07 billion in an increase of 16
The Federal Reserve kept its key pol- the December meeting, other than a While Trump on Wednesday percent from the same time last year.
icy interest rate unchanged Wednes- single added word, saying economic praised as “excellent” current Fed Advertising served up on smart-
day, and downplayed the hurricane activity has been rising at a “solid” Chair Janet Yellen -- whose term at phones or tablets accounted for about
impact on the US economy, saying it rate, rather than “moderately” as it the helm of the central bank expires 88 percent of revenue taken in from
was growing at a “solid pace.” was described in September. in early February -- he stopped short marketing messages in the quarter,
Overshadowed by President Don- The Fed noted the increased gaso- of committing to reappointing her. Facebook reported.
ald Trump’s looming announcement line prices in the wake of the hurri- Media reports indicate Trump has The quarterly earnings report was
of his pick to lead the central bank canes -- the first of which hit the key settled on current Fed Governor Je- released as Facebook and other inter-
starting next year, the Fed stuck to oil-producing region of Houston, rome Powell to replace Yellen. net titans testified this week before
the expected course, holding the Texas -- which fueled overall infla- Powell, an attorney and former Congress about a Russian-led effort
benchmark lending rate at 1.0 to 1.25 tion. But even with that impact, price investment banker, has emerged as a to spread misinformation and sow
percent. measures “have declined this year consensus choice, who will provide discord ahead of the 2016 US elec-
The Fed upgraded its view on US and are running below 2 percent.” some continuity to soothe markets tion.
growth, which is the best hint of The mystery of continued low but allow Trump to put his own mark Facebook told Congress on
what it will do in December, when inflation has kept the Fed on hold on the central bank. Wednesday that the apparent political
it is widely expected to raise rates at most of the year, even as growth has As the Fed’s sole hold-over Re- meddling included use of its image-
its final meeting this year to head off strengthened and job creation has publican from the previous admin- oriented messaging service Insta-
inflation it sees rising only in the me- continued unabated, pushing the un- istration but also a moderate on in- gram.
dium term. employment rate down to 4.2 percent flation, Powell is seen as amenable Facebook general counsel Colin
While the Fed’s policy-setting in September. to Trump’s deregulation agenda but Stretch told a hearing that Instagram
Federal Open Market Committee ac- But central bankers as usual unlikely to pursue a sharp course of posts by suspect Russian accounts
knowledged the impact Hurricanes pledged to monitor inflation closely, interest rate hikes. were seen by some 20 million Ameri-
Harvey and Irma will continue to and repeated the expectation that the Replacing Yellen would make cans last year.
have on economic growth, employ- key price measures will approach the Trump the first president since Jim- “We now discovered, in the last 48
ment and prices, it said those disrup- Fed’s two percent target “over the my Carter not to renominate the Fed hours, 120,000 Russian-based posts
tions will be short-lived. medium term,” as the economy con- chair inherited from the previous ad- on Instagram,” Stretch told the Sen-
The statement said “past experi- tinues to expand amid only “gradual ministration. ate Intelligence Committee hearing.
ence suggests that the storms are un- adjustments in monetary policy.” Yellen has presided over the Fed’s The latest data on Instagram is
likely to materially alter the course of Having got the decision they ex- cautious exit from the era of aggres- on top of the estimated 126 million
the national economy over the me- pected and not much else to ponder, sive stimulus and easy money to lift Americans exposed to Facebook
dium term.” markets will now focus squarely on the economy out of the Great Reces- posts from Russian entities seeking
The FOMC statement provides few the White House announcement due sion of 2007-2010, raising rates just to create divisions during the election
hints for markets about the plan for Thursday afternoon. four times since 2015. campaign.

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“Everything happens for a reason. I’m excited about what the future holds” Tennis
LeBron happy after Cavs clear-the-air meeting Nadal seals year-end No.1
ranking for 4th time
LeBron James said Wednesday the Rafael Nadal secured the year-end
Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to re- world number one ranking with a 7-5,
launch their season after a clear-the- 6-3 second-round victory over South
air meeting to address their faltering Korean Hyeon Chung at the Paris
start to the campaign. Masters on Wednesday.
The Cavs met on Tuesday to dis- The 16-time Grand Slam cham-
cuss a shaky opening to the 2017- pion is the oldest man to finish a sea-
2018 season which has seen them son at the top of the rankings at the
slump to three straight defeats with age of 31, after a year that saw him
a defensive record that is one of the win the French and US Opens. It is
worst in the league. the fourth time the Spaniard, who
James however believes Tuesday’s started the season ninth in the rank-
team meeting can help turn around ings, has achieved the feat after 2008,
the Cavs’ fortunes as they aim to 2010 and 2013. “Of course it was not
move up from 10th in the Eastern the goal (at the start of the season),”
Conference standings. Nadal told a press conference.
“It was needed and we’re recep- “It was impossible for me to think
tive, and the best thing about it is about that when you are coming back
guys got out everything that they from a tough period of time without
wanted to, even with it being early in playing tennis and with so many inju-
the season,” James said after a morn- ries in the last couple of years.
ing shootaround. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers (Photo AFP) “But yes, here we are, (it) hap-
“It was good, so, see how it trans- part of pre-season training camp with “I’m not sure. The season started pened. And very happy of course.
lates on the floor too. injury. New arrival Isaiah Thomas is earlier, everyone was off-rhythm for Means a lot, no? After almost 10
“Everything happens for a reason. also working his way back from a hip a little bit. But we’re into it now. years since the first time that I fin-
I’m excited about what the future problem. “Training camp has always been ished the year with this number.”
holds.” James said he was uncertain like my favorite point in the season. Nadal went into the match know-
The Cavaliers have constructed a whether pre-season preparations It sounds weird, but to be able to get ing victory would give him an unas-
new-look roster this season following were responsible for the dip in form back into it, get the team going, hav- sailable lead as world number one
the departure of Kyrie Irving. but described his personal experience ing that camaraderie, getting back on over old rival Roger Federer, after
However the new arrivals includ- of training camp as the “worst” of his the floor, getting that system back in the Swiss legend withdrew before the
ing Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder, Jeff career. place,” James said. start of the Paris tournament.
Green and Dwyane Wade have strug- “I didn’t get an opportunity to do “For me to be in and out and much The 21-year-old Chung put up
gled to gel convincingly. the things that I like to do and with more out than in and to be able to a brave fight, but a fired-up Nadal
Compounding their problems is the summer that I had, I kind of had a implement what I do, especially with proved too hot to handle.
the fact that James missed a large setback,” James said. seven new guys, that kind of hurt.” Nadal will next face Pablo Cue-
vas in the last 16 on Thursday, after
Boxing “I don’t think I played terribly” the unseeded Uruguayan edged out
MMA star McGregor wants US open champ Stephens suffers fresh Asian defeat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 (5/7), 7-6
(7/1), 6-2. Victory in Sunday’s final
to fight a boxer on his turf Sloane Stephens was pummelled by tives,” Mladenovic told journalists. in Paris would see Nadal move clear
Anastasija Sevastova at the WTA
But her first-match loss in Zhuhai also
of Novak Djokovic with a record
Mixed martial arts star Conor Mc- Elite Trophy in Zhuhai on Wednes- follows a recent poor run, including 31st Masters crown. “I am on a good
Gregor says he wants a boxer to day, her third successive defeat since an upset by Croatian Jana Fett at the dynamic, playing well the whole sea-
“come into his world”, insisting he winning the US Open. Japan Women’s Open in September, son,” Nadal, who has only won two
would beat America’s Floyd May- The American, seeded third in the where she was again top seed. Earlier of his 75 ATP titles indoors, added.
weather in a rematch, the BBC re- tournament, was beaten by the Latvi- in the season she reached the semi- Former US Open champion Juan
ported Wednesday. an fifth seed in two straight sets 7-5, finals at Indian Wells -- a result which Martin del Potro gave his World Tour
The 29-year-old Irishman lost to 6-3 in one hour and 28 minutes at the saw her break into the world top 20 Finals bid a boost with a 6-2, 6-2 win
ex-welterweight champion May- Hengqin International Tennis Centre. for the first time, temporarily overtak- over Portuguese qualifier Joao Sousa.
weather in Las Vegas in August in one Stephens, 24, was a first-round los- ing Caroline Garcia as French number The 13th-seeded Argentinian needs
of the richest boxing bouts of all time. er at the Wuhan Open and the China one. “(It was) a pretty unique season,” to reach at least the semi-finals to take
McGregor, speaking ahead of Open in Beijing before pulling out of she said. “The second part is dramatic, the eighth qualifying spot from Pablo
the Dublin premiere of “Conor Mc- Hong Kong, but insisted Monday she is terrible. The first part is also dra- Carreno Busta, who was dumped out
Gregor: Notorious” -- a documen- wasn’t feeling under pressure. matic but in a positive way.” Despite by French wildcard Nicolas Mahut on
tary about the fighter -- said his next “I don’t think I played terribly,” “the tricky journey”, the French num- Tuesday. The 29-year-old was 47th in
fight would be to defend his Ultimate she said of Wednesday’s match. ber two said she had improved a lot. the points standings before the US
Fighting Championship (UFC) light- “I was happy to be playing better Separately, the tournament’s youngest Open in August, but an excellent run
weight title. than my last matches, so that’s a good player and ninth seed Ashleigh Barty of form during which he reached the
“Right now I am focused on my thing.” cruised to victory over Russian Anas- semi-finals at Flushing Meadows and
world, the world of true fighting,” he French top seed Kristina Mlad- tasia Pavlyuchenkova in just one hour won the Stockholm Open title has
told the BBC. enovic was also defeated Wednesday and 11 minutes, firing nine aces for a dragged him back into contention.
“Ideally I would like to take one by Slovakia’s number one Magda- 6-4, 6-1 triumph. Del Potro will face unseeded
of the boxers into an MMA bout -- lena Rybarikova 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7/5), The 21-year-old, who began the Dutchman Robin Haase in the last 16.
someone come into my world now. in a tight match that saw Rybarikova year ranked outside the top 300, But Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
“I went into their platform and squander six match points before fi- made the final in Wuhan and recently failed in his efforts to reach the sea-
faced the so-called best-of-the-best nally sealing her victory. became Australia’s top player. son-ending eight-man event with a
and I handled him pretty easily in the Twenty-four-year-old Mladenovic, “I feel like I’m playing really well surprise 2-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 defeat by
early rounds, before I got fatigued ranked at a career-high number 10, this whole year,” she told media, add- compatriot and world number 83 Ju-
and got stopped.” still has a chance to qualify for the ing that she wants to finish “strong”. lien Benneteau. Another home player,
Mayweather, who returned after semis but Rybarikova was confirmed On Thursday she faces German Lucas Pouille, kept his slim hopes of
two years of retirement to take on the out late Wednesday given the round Angelique Kerber who she met in reaching London alive by seeing off
Irish mixed martial arts star, bided his robin format. Brisbane at the start of the season. Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4,
time before exerting his superiority “(There were) ups and downs from Kerber, then world number one, sur- but US Open runner-up Kevin Ander-
from the middle rounds onwards at my side, but... there’s a lot of things to vived a big scare from the Australian son’s chances ended with a 5-7, 6-4,
the T-Mobile Arena. take out from this match, lots of posi- wildcard entry. 7-5 loss to Fernando Verdasco.

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

Beginners Advanced
8 5 8 2 6

2 7 3 9 9

5 7 3 8 6 4 7 3 2 1

1 2 9 3 8 4 8 1 7 5

6 9 8 5 5 7 8 9
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10
4 5 1 9 6 3 7 3 5 8
11 12 13
14 15 16 17
4 9 3 2 5 3 1 4 5 6
18 19
20 21
2 8 4 3 5
22 23 24 25
6 8 26 9 27 2 4 28
29 30 31 32
33 34
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ACROSS DOWN

2 Sprint 1 Type of wood
8 9 10
6 Mr. __ (tv horse) 2 U.S. capital
8 Greek god of wine and revelry 3 Actinium (abbr.)
11 12 13 10 No.'s opposite 4 Shortening line knot
11 Ready 5 Uproar
14 15 16 17 12 __evated railway 6 Sports channel
13 Licensed practical nurse 7 Ended
14 New York City 9 Some
18 19
16 Jerry Seinfeld's friend 13 Vassal
18 Pierce 15 Cuban
20 21 20 Windbag 17 Wing
22 Modern female mystery writer 19 Entrance rug
22 23 24 25 Christie 21 Head skin
24 And so forth 22 Attention-Deficit Hyperactive
26 Director (abbr.) Disorder (abbr.)
26 27 28
27 Birmingham's locale 23 Fish breathing slits
28 Iowa (abbr.) 25 Men's neckwear
29 30 31 32 29 Hectoliter (abbr.) 31 Registered nurse
30 Underwater breather 32 Kilogram
33 34 33 Deciliter
34 Gorilla "king"
Fold Fold

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10 No.'s opposite 7 4 5 6 3 1 2 9 8 4 4 Shortening line knot E D D A S H E Solution:
11 Ready 5 Uproar
12 __evated railway 6 Sports channel
13 Licensed practical nurse 7 Ended
14 New York City 9 Some
16 Jerry Seinfeld's friend 13 Vassal
18 Pierce 15 Cuban
20 Windbag 17 Wing
22 Modern female mystery writer 19 Entrance rug
Christie 21 Head skin
24 And so forth 22 Attention-Deficit Hyperactive
26 Director (abbr.) Disorder (abbr.)
27 Birmingham's locale 23 Fish breathing slits
28 Iowa (abbr.) 25 Men's neckwear
29 Hectoliter (abbr.) 31 Registered nurse
30 Underwater breather 32 Kilogram
33 Deciliter
34 Gorilla "king"

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