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Fitness Class Schedule
Fitness Center 6 am – 9 pm daily
Each of our cardio stations is equipped with a
A visit to the Spa at Hacienda Beach Club and Residences is a journey into a world of sensation,
television. We supply headphones, towels and beauty and balance. The Spa’s serene desert garden environment creates an atmosphere of luxury
bottled water for your visit. Maintain your fitness with a sense of place and invites guests to relax while restoring a connection with the natural
regimen or start a new one with guidance from our rhythms of life. Poised amid the historic architecture and traditional decor of Hacienda, and the
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Fitness Class Schedule Hacienda Signature Ritual

Monday, May 28 Inspired by the rhythms and formations abundantly present in nature, this
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:30 am- 10:30 am beautiful ritual brings balance and harmony to the mind and body. Like the ocean
waves and delicate patterns
Tuesday, May 29
Spinning: 8:00 am – 9:00 am in the sea shells, the body´s
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am– 11:30 am energy undulates and spirals,
creating the vibrancy and
Wednesday, May 30 power inherent in each of us.
This ritual will awaken and
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
stimulate that energy, release
Yoga: 10:00 am-11:00 am
the tensions built up in daily life, and promote overall well-being. The experience
Thursday, May 31 begins with a welcoming foot cleanse, followed by a purifying exfoliation,
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:00 am 10:00 am continued by a deep massage to relieve tension and expand the breath. We use
Mat Pilates: 10:30am-11:30 am herbal compresses with traditional medicinal plants to reach areas of profound
tension and release blocked energy, while pure essential oils nourish and
Friday, June 01 replenish, leaving you feeling refreshed and vibrant.
Functional Training: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Spinning: 9:30 am- 10:30 am 2hrs. - $270 USD + TAX
Reformer Pilates: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Saturday, June 02 Customized Anti-Oxidant Facial
*Cardio Strength Circuit 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Yoga: 10:00 am – 11:00 am The skin purifying effect of sun-dried white and green clays combine with the
rejuvenating properties of organic Rose and Pomegranate to create the
Sunday, June 03 harmonizing effect of this treatment. The organic facial scrub with jojoba beads
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am will deeply cleanse and purify skin, while organic Oils and extracts will smooth
Spinning: 9:30 am – 10:30 am fine lines, firm, and renew elasticity of the skin. Organic Pomegranate Seed oil
contains powerful antioxidants which fight free radical damage and organic
Green and White Tea, along with Rose, aloe vera extract and Licorice Extract will
*Mix of cardio on bike, step including restore youthful elasticity and hydrate skin with lasting moisture, leaving your
TRX & Weights overall cardio workout skin feeling youthful, fresh and radiant. Aling your mind and body with the
with added strength exercises. power of cool basalt stones, which assist with the absorption and activation of the
nourishing products.

80 minutes - $185 USD + TAX
Private classes Spa Café
Hacienda Spa offers personal training classes
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selection of healthy snack foods, beverages and

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Group Fitness Class Schedule
May 28 to June 10

Monday, May 28 Monday, June 4

Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:30am – 10:30am Yoga: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:30am – 10:30am

Tuesday, May 29 Tuesday, June 5
Spinning: 8:00am – 9:00 am Spinning: 8:00am – 9:00 am

Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Wednesday, May 30 Wednesday, June 6
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am- 9:00 am Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am- 9:00 am

Yoga: 10:00 am- 11:00 am Yoga: 10:00 am- 11:00 am

Thursday, May 31 Thursday, June 7

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

Friday, June 01 Friday, June 8
Functional Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Functional Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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

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

Saturday, June 02 Saturday, June 9

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

Sunday, June 03 Sunday, June 10
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am –9:00 am Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am –9:00 am

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


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

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

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


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Important news for important people Volume 3199 Friday June 01, 2018
International Business Sports
Spain’s Mariano Rajoy was fighting The United States said Thursday it Serena Williams battled back from a Cabo San Lucas
for his political life Thursday as his will impose stiff tariffs on steel and set and break down to defeat Austra- Sunny
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“Obama & his stooges tried to extinguish my American dream & destroy my faith in America” International researchers
Trump pardons conservative author, Martha Stewart could be next ‘Surprising’ methane dunes
found on Pluto
D’Souza’s 2010 book “The Roots Pluto is covered with surprising dunes
of Obama’s Rage” was made into made of methane ice, which have
a film, “2016: Obama’s America,” formed relatively recently despite the
which was popular with conservative frigid dwarf planet’s very thin atmo-
groups. He also made a documentary sphere, international researchers said
about Clinton -- “Hillary’s America: Thursday.
The Secret History of the Demo- Pluto’s atmosphere has a surface
cratic Party.” Regarding Blagojevich, pressure 100,000 times lower than
Trump said he was considering com- Earth’s, which researchers suspected
muting his sentence, which he de- might be too little to allow tiny grains
scribed as “really unfair” punishment of solid methane to mobilize and be-
for “foolish” behavior. “I’m seriously come airborne.
thinking about it,” Trump said. Yet mild winds blowing across
Blagojevich was impeached as Pluto’s surface at speeds of some
governor of Illinois in 2009 and sen- 19-25 miles (30-40 kilometers) per
tenced in December 2011 to 14 years hour have forged these ripples at the
in prison for corruption including border of an ice plain and mountain
trying to sell the Illinois Senate seat range, said the report in the journal
vacated by Barack Obama. Science.
“Plenty of other politicians have “The likely source of the dune
said a lot worse,” Trump said. “He grains is methane ice blown from
(FILES) Martha Stewart attends the TIME 100 Gala (Photo AFP) shouldn’t have been put in jail.” nearby mountains,” said the Science
Donald Trump pardoned a firebrand politician,” he said. The latest figure Blagojevich was fired by Trump report. “Although nitrogen ice cannot
conservative author on Thursday to receive a pardon, the Republican in episode four of the 2010 season of be ruled out.”
and signalled that similar clemency pundit and provocateur D’Souza, “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The dunes are scattered across a
could be on the way for lifestyle guru was fined $30,000 and sentenced in D’Souza claimed before plead- belt-like area some 45 miles (75 ki-
Martha Stewart, the latest in a series September 2014 to five years of pro- ing guilty that he had been targeted lometers) across, and were spotted
of controversial pardons by the US bation for making illegal campaign for prosecution because of his anti- with NASA’s New Horizons space-
president. contributions. Obama views. Judge Richard Ber- craft when it flew by in 2015, said the
Before pardoning Dinesh D’Souza In a statement, the White House man dismissed the bias claims. “The report.
-- a caustic critic of Barack Obama said the 57-year-old was “in the Pres- defendant’s claim of selective pros- “When we first saw the New Ho-
and Hillary Clinton who was con- ident’s opinion, a victim of selective ecution, legally speaking, is all hat, rizons images, we thought instantly
victed of campaign finance violations prosecution for violations of cam- no cattle,” he said. that these were dunes but it was real-
-- Trump tweeted that the author and paign finance laws. Former US attorney Preet Bhar- ly surprising because we know there
filmmaker had been treated “very un- “Mr. D’Souza accepted respon- ara defended D’Souza’s conviction is not much of an atmosphere,” said
fairly” by the government. sibility for his actions,” it said. “In on Thursday. “The President has co-author Jani Radebaugh, associate
The US leader later said he was light of these facts, the President has the right to pardon but the facts are professor in the department of geo-
also considering commuting the sen- determined that Mr. D’Souza is fully these,” Bharara said. “D’Souza in- logical sciences at Brigham Young
tence of Rod Blagojevich, a former worthy of this pardon.” tentionally broke the law, voluntarily University.
Illinois governor jailed for corrup- D’Souza pleaded guilty to attempt- pled guilty, apologized for his con- “However despite being 30 times
tion, and Stewart, the celebrity chef ing to donate $20,000 to a Senate duct & the judge found no unfair- further away from the Sun as the
jailed for five months in 2004-05 for campaign through straw donors. ness.” Trump has granted five par- Earth, it turns out Pluto still has
making false statements in an insider He also personally contributed dons since taking office including to Earth-like characteristics.”
trading case. $10,000 to the campaign of Republi- Joe Arpaio, a Trump supporter who Other cosmic bodies that are
Stewart once hosted a spin-off can Wendy Long, who ran unsuccess- was convicted of contempt of court known to have dunes -- besides Earth
version of Trump’s reality TV show fully for Senate in New York in 2012 for racially profiling Hispanics while -- include Mars and Venus, as well as
“The Apprentice” while Trump noted -- twice the legal limit for individual serving as a sheriff in Arizona. Saturn’s moon Titan and the comet
that Blagojevich -- a Democrat -- had contributions at the time. Trump also pardoned Lewis 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
appeared on the celebrity version of D’Souza took to Twitter to thank “Scooter” Libby, former vice presi- “We knew that every solar system
the show. Trump. dent Dick Cheney’s chief-of-staff body with an atmosphere and a solid
Speaking to reporters on Air Force “Obama & his stooges tried to ex- who was convicted of obstruction rocky surface has dunes on it, but
One, Trump complained that Stewart tinguish my American dream & de- of justice and perjury, and Kristian we didn’t know what we’d find on
had been “harshly and unfairly treat- stroy my faith in America,” he said. Saucier, a US Navy sailor convicted Pluto,” said lead author Matt Telfer,
ed.” “And she used to be my biggest “Thank you @realDonaldTrump for of taking photos inside a nuclear sub- lecturer in physical geography at the
fan in the world... before I became a fully restoring both.” marine without permission. University of Plymouth.

Page 2 Friday June 01, 2018
Eurosceptic government “The chances of a successful motion are on the rise”
Rebranded nationalist pow- Spain PM fights for political life as no-confidence debate begins
er-sharing with former enemy
With his “Italians first” rallying cry motion ends here, today and now,” hearing Sanchez speak in parliament
and his tub-thumping against Islam he said during the debate in parlia- on Thursday. Last week the Madrid-
and a “migrant invasion” Matteo Sal- ment. “Staying on as prime minister based National Court, which deals
vini has rebranded himself and his is harmful and is a burden not only with major criminal cases, said it had
party to become both interior minis- for Spain but also for your party.” uncovered a vast system of bribes
ter and joint deputy prime minister Sanchez appears to be within strik- given to former PP officials in ex-
and bring Italy touching distance ing distance of cobbling together an change for lucrative public contracts
from its first eurosceptic government. absolute majority of 176 lawmakers between 1999 and 2005. The court
As leader of the far-right League, needed to force out Rajoy, who leads handed jail sentences to 29 people
the 45-year-old has got his hands on a minority government following his with links to the PP, including a for-
national security and public order, al- reelection in 2016. mer treasurer, and ordered the party
lowing him to focus on some of the He has pledged to call a fresh elec- to pay back 245,000 euros ($290,000)
chief aspects of his rabble-rousing tion within months if the motion suc- which it received from the scheme to
election campaigning -- stopping ille- ceeds. help finance election campaigns.
gal immigration and deporting those “The chances of a successful mo- Rajoy became Spain’s first sitting
who have already arrived. tion are on the rise,” said Teneo Intel- prime minister to give evidence in a
Salvini was sworn in as interior ligence analyst Antonio Barroso, who trial when he was called as a witness
minister after striking a last-gasp deal said there was a “65-percent prob- last year, prompting calls for him to
to resurrect a coalition with Five Star ability” that the motion would pass. resign. In its ruling, the court said
Movement head Luigi Di Maio, an The Socialists, who hold 84 of the the credibility of Rajoy’s testimony
agreement that has now brough Italy parliament’s 350 seats, have won “should be questioned”.
a populist government after nearly Mariano Rajoy (Photo AFP) backing for the motion from anti- Rajoy has denied any knowledge
three months of post-electoral dead- Spain’s Mariano Rajoy was fighting establishment party Podemos, which of a party slush fund.
lock. for his political life Thursday as his has 67 mandates. During the debate in parliament on
He took control of the rightwing government faced a no-confidence And with the support of tiny re- Thursday, he said the case “does not
coalition that won the most votes in vote tabled by the opposition Social- gional parties including Catalonia’s concern members of the government”
March’s election when his League ists following a corruption scandal two main separatist parties, it could and repeated the PP’s argument that
party surpassed ally Silvio Berlus- involving the premier’s ruling Popu- pull together 175 votes -- just one only a tiny number of its politicians
coni’s Forza Italia. lar Party. short of the 176 needed to pass the have been tainted by corruption.
Since taking over the old Northern Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez de- motion. All eyes are now on the “The PP has had corrupt people,
League in 2013, Salvini has ridden manded Rajoy step down, arguing he Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) and I acknowledge it but the PP is not a
a wave of public discontent, playing had lost credibility after last week’s its five lawmakers. corrupt party,” he said, before accus-
on anti-immigrant sentiment as he exposure of a vast system of bribes The party governs the northern ing Sanchez of “opportunism at the
sought to shift the party’s image from given to former PP officials in ex- Basque region with the Socialists service of personal ambition”.
defender of the wealthy north against change for lucrative public contracts. but has helped Rajoy pass his 2018 Rajoy also hit back by listing the
its “parasite” south, to that of guard- “Resign, Mr Rajoy, your time is budget earlier this month. It said it many graft cases involving the So-
ian of Italy’s national sovereignty. up. Resign and this no-confidence would decide on its position after cialists over the years.
Now he’s heading into govern-
ment with southerner Luigi Di Maio “Tolkien has always been a global phenomenon... even when he was alive”
and the Five Star Movement, which
picked up the vast majority of its Oxford unveils UK’s first major Tolkien exhibition in decades
seats in the south. The University of Oxford was set to heads the libraries. “And we’re re- lic institution in the US state of Wis-
Since Salvini took over the League, unveil Friday a “once-in-a-genera- ally the only institution that can do consin.
nearly 700,000 people have landed in tion” exhibition of materials related this, having far and away the largest It acquired them from Tolkien in
Italy after crossing the Mediterranean to “The Lord of the Rings” author J. collections of Tolkien materials.” the late 1950s.
sparking a sense of resentment among R. R. Tolkien, featuring previously Bodleian -- the university’s main “To bring those back to Oxford for
many Italians who feel Europe has unseen objects from several coun- research library -- has presented the first time in 60 years (we knew)
abandoned them -- a sentiment which tries. much of this extensive archive, was just going to be extraordinary,”
he has successfully exploited. “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth”, alongside interactive elements such McIlwaine added.
Salvini, who in 2009 was caught which opened in its Bodleian Librar- as a three-dimensional map of his “We thought that’s going to make it
on video singing songs about “stink- ies, presents manuscripts, artworks, imagined “middle-earth”. a really special exhibition that hasn’t
ing” Neapolitans and in 2012 said maps, letters and artefacts in the But among the centrepieces of the been done before.”
the south didn’t deserve the euro, biggest display in decades on the be- exhibition are some loans: rare draft She estimates at least a third of the
represents impoverished southern re- loved British author -- whose works manuscripts and exquisite illustra- 200 items in the exhibition, which
gion Calabria in the Senate and has gave rise to the hugely successful tions for “The Hobbit” -- Tolkien’s took her five years to organise, have
redirected his regional chauvinism to film series. breakthrough published in 1937 -- never been seen publicly before.
take the League nationwide. Some of the exhibits are return- and his 1954 follow-up “The Lord of The displays include numerous
Born and raised in Milan in 1973, ing to Oxford -- where Tolkien spent the Rings”. items loaned by his third son Chris-
Salvini joined what was then the most of his adult life -- for the first The displays, which also include topher Tolkien, notably the writing
Northern League in 1990, aged just time since his death in the historic his own stunning draft book jacket desk and chair from the home office
17, rising quickly through the ranks. English city in 1973. designs for the works, were borrowed where the author created his fantasti-
At the time, the Northern League “What we wanted to show was from Marquette University, a Catho- cal worlds.
was a regional party known for its Tolkien’s original work, stripping
separatist campaign to secede from back interpretations to where it all
Italy, with Salvini making his name started,” curator Catherine McIl-
while running its Radio Padania -- the waine, Tolkien archivist at the librar-
wealthier northern region they want- ies, told AFP.
ed to see independent. The displays showcase the range
One of his shows was called “Nev- of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s out-
er Say Italy” and in 2011, he won no- put, from early abstract paintings
toriety for boycotting Italy’s 150-year and tales he wrote for his children, to
anniversary celebrations, putting his material related to works published
desk outside Milan city hall to show posthumously.
he was working. “The Tricolore “Tolkien has always been a global
doesn’t represent me,” Salvini said of phenomenon... even when he was
the Italian flag in 2014. alive,” said Richard Ovenden, who

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The survey showed a split over the impact of social media on the lives of the teens
Facebook sinking fast among US teens: survey
Facebook is rapidly losing ground ures showing increases from prior sur- similar interests. Others who found Snapchat and Facebook-owned In-
against rival internet platforms in at- veys. “The social media environment social media harmful cited the poten- stagram. A report earlier this year
tracting and keeping US teenagers, a among teens is quite different from tial for online bullying, spreading of by the research firm eMarketer said
survey showed Thursday. what it was just three years ago,” said false information and addiction. Snapchat is drawing youths away
The Pew Research Center report Pew researcher Monica Anderson, the Facebook is the world’s biggest from Facebook at a quicker clip than
confirms a trend seen in other sur- lead author of the report. social network with some two billion Facebook-owned Instagram.
veys, showing a sharp drop in Face- “Back then, teens’ social media regular users. According to eMarketer, Facebook
book’s share of what had long been a use mostly revolved around Face- But some surveys and analysts will lose two million US users under
core age segment for the huge social book. Today, their habits revolve less suggest it is losing appeal to young- the age 24 this year, offsetting those
network. around a single platform. At the same er users amid a rise in services like losses with gains among older users.
The survey found 51 percent of US time we’ve seen this shift, teens are
teens ages 13 to 17 use Facebook, more digitally connected than ever.”
compared with 85 percent for You- The survey showed a split over the Foreign Exchange
Tube, 72 percent for Instagram and impact of social media on the lives of
69 percent who are on Snapchat. the teens. EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
The landscape has shifted since Pew found 31 percent said social EURO - 1.17 1.52 .88 1.54 1.15 9.20 127.00
a 2014-15 Pew survey which found media has had a mostly positive im- USA .85 - 1.28 .75 1.32 .99 7.87 108.70
Facebook leading other social net- pact, with 24 percent describing its CAN .66 .78 - .58 1.03 .75 6.10 84.00
works with 71 percent of the teen effect as mostly negative. The re- UK 1.14 1.33 1.72 - 1.75 1.32 10.50 145.00
segment. maining 45 percent said it was nei- AUS .65 .76 .97 .57 - .75 5.90 82.00
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of the teens survey said they used a Those who reported a positive H.KONG .11 .13 .16 .10 .17 .12 - 13.90
smartphone and 45 percent were on- impact cited the ability to stay con- JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
line “almost constantly,” with both fig- nected, find news and people with

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Going upscale in the retail giant’s battle with Amazon Efficiency and equality
Walmart goes upscale with personal shopper service Japan moves closer to con-
Walmart on Thursday unveiled a new incubator known as Store No. 8. Jet- ing for more efficient ways to shop for
concierge shopping service enabling black will let customer text requests themselves and their families without troversial labour reforms
customers to get quick deliveries and for items such as birthday gifts. Op- having to compromise on product Japan’s lower house on Thursday ap-
advice from a personal assistant, go- erating in the New York boroughs of quality. With Jetblack, we have cre- proved controversial labour reforms
ing upscale in the retail giant’s battle Manhattan and Brooklyn, it offers ated an entirely new concept that en- that the government has defended
with Amazon. same-day and next-day deliveries ables consumers to get exactly what as necessary to boost the economy
The new $50 per month service from Walmart, and its retail they need through the convenience of but critics warn could result in more
called Jetblack is launching in New partners, which are expected to in- text messaging and the freedom of a death by overwork.
York, offering “curated shopping rec- clude local boutiques and luxury re- nearly unlimited product catalogue.” The legislation would scrap hourly
ommendations” using both artificial tailers. It will be led by Jenny Fleiss, founder Marc Lore said overtime pay for some employees
intelligence and professional assis- co-founder of the retail fashion rental the new service using “conversation- while setting overtime caps for others
tants. The new subscription service service Rent the Runway, who joined al” commerce “will have a profound for the first time.
ramps up competition with Amazon, Walmart last year. impact on how customers may shop The government says the measures
which gives customers a variety of The website offered few details, five years from now.” will boost efficiency and equality,
benefits and delivery options through offering customers an opportunity to Walmart and other retailers have and they form a key plank of Prime
its Prime subscription membership. join a waiting list. been scrambling in the face of Ama- Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics”
The new Walmart service comes “We are thrilled to introduce Jet- zon’s push into various sectors in- policy to kickstart the country’s slug-
from its recently acquired black to the world today,” said Fleiss cluding groceries, with more than gish economy.
online platform and its technology in a statement. “Consumers are look- 100 million Prime subscribers. But critics argue that loosening
hourly overtime pay will only en-
A person familiar with the matter told AFP Thursday courage overwork in a country that
is infamous for the phenomenon of
US agency rates Deutsche Bank as at-risk: source “karoshi”, or death by overwork,
A US banking regulator has rated nesses that threaten their continued The bank’s US subsidiary “has and some opposition members booed
Deutsche Bank’s US subsidiary as an financial viability,” according to the a very robust balance sheet as dis- loudly as the bill was approved.
at-risk institution, a person familiar agency’s website. closed in our annual and quarterly The legislation must still pass the
with the matter told AFP Thursday. At the end of March, the FDIC list- regulatory filings,” she added. upper house, though local media said
The Federal Deposit Insurance ed 92 banks as problems, down from “We have previously indicated that approval there was likely.
Commission classified the German 95 at the end of December, but the as- our regulators have identified various The reform’s key feature is letting
bank among its “problem banks,” ac- sets connected to the institutions had areas for improvement relating to our Japan’s corporate sector hire select,
cording to the source, who spoke on risen by $42.5 billion, roughly the control environment and infrastruc- highly paid professionals, such as
the condition of anonymity. amount held by Deutsche Bank. ture. We are highly focused on ad- currency traders and consultants, on
The designation adds to the woes The FDIC does not disclose the dressing identified weaknesses in our contracts which include no overtime
facing the big German bank, which names of banks on the “problem US operations.” The FDIC’s designa- pay. The category only applies to
also was downgraded to “troubled bank” list. “As a matter of policy, we tion comes on top of the downgrade those who earn at least 10.75 million
condition” by the Federal Reserve, do not comment on specific regula- by the Fed, which the Journal said yen ($97,800) annually, with employ-
the Wall Street Journal reported tory feedback,” a Deutsche Bank was enacted more than a year ago but ers required to seek the consent of
Thursday. spokeswoman said. has not made public. professionals involved.
The FDIC, which provides deposit “The ultimate parent of the The classification means Deutsche Financial analysts and stockbro-
insurance to US banks, considers Deutsche Bank Group, Deutsche Bank must clear key executive ap- kers are expected to be among the
“problem banks” to have “financial, Bank AG, is very well capitalized and pointments through the Fed, the Jour- likely targets of the new contracts,
operational, or managerial weak- has significant liquidity reserves.” nal said. while professionals like doctors
whose case load can vary by the hour
Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover in March announced they have joined forces on a posh will be exempt.
The law contains the first legal
Waymo adds 62,000 vehicles for autonomous taxi service caps on overtime, setting an annual
Google-owned Waymo is adding as pany is speaking with Waymo about companies said “thousands” more limit of 360 hours for normal cases,
many as 62,000 Fiat Chrysler mini- putting its cars to work at the smart- would be added. and up to 720 hours for “temporary”
vans to its autonomous fleet in an ex- phone-summoned ride service. Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover in and “special” cases.
panded collaboration announced by Uber early this year negotiated a March announced they have joined It also promotes flexible work
the companies on Thursday. settlement with Waymo over trade forces on a posh, self-driving electric schedules including telecommuting,
Delivery of the Chrysler Pacifica secrets purportedly purloined from car tailored for a ride-hailing service allows office workers to develop side
minivans was expected to begin later the self-driving unit of Google-parent run by the Google-owned firm. businesses, and encourages equal pay
this year, with the automaker also ex- Alphabet. Waymo and Jaguar said they aim for workers on different contracts do-
ploring the potential to build Waymo Uber suspended its own autono- to develop a “premium self-driving ing the same job.
technology into a self-driving car it mous car testing in April after an ac- electric vehicle” based on a new I- Abe’s government argues the re-
might add to its model line-up for cident that killed a woman pushing a PACE model. forms are necessary to respond to the
consumers. bicycle in a street in Arizona. Waymo appeared to be hitting the challenge of an ageing and shrinking
“FCA is committed to bringing Waymo CEO John Krafcik has accelerator in a race for leadership in population.
self-driving technology to our cus- publicly contended that the fatal ac- autonomous ridesharing, which in- But sceptics say they will endan-
tomers in a manner that is safe, ef- cident involving a self-driving Uber volves most major automakers, tech- ger workers by allowing contracts
ficient and realistic,” chief executive car would not have occurred with his nology developers and services such that could include almost unlimited
officer Sergio Marchionne said in a company’s technology. as Uber and Lyft. overtime with no extra pay, and set-
release. “Waymo’s goal from day one has Separately, Japanese telecom giant ting overtime caps for other profes-
“Strategic partnerships, such as the been to build the world’s most expe- SoftBank said Thursday it will invest sions that are still too high to prevent
one we have with Waymo, will help rienced driver and give people access $2.25 billion in General Motors’ au- overwork.
to drive innovative technology to the to self-driving technology that will tonomous car program in exchange “This is a type of system that could
forefront.” make our roads safer,” Waymo chief for a stake in the venture. result in long work hours and increas-
Waymo plans to launch the executive John Krafcik said in a joint The investment from the SoftBank es the risk of ‘karoshi’,” said Emiko
“world’s first self-driving transporta- release with Fiat. Vision Fund in the GM Cruise Hold- Teranishi, whose husband killed
tion service” this year, with people Fiat and Waymo first announced a ings will be executed in two stages, himself due to depression linked to
able to summon rides from driverless self-driving car partnership two years with the first $900 million coming af- overwork, in recent testimony to par-
vehicles using a smartphone applica- ago, and said that engineers from ter the transaction is finalized and an- liament. The bill has also been con-
tion. their companies have been working other $1.35 billion once GM vehicles troversial because key data cited by
The announcement came a day af- together since then. are ready for commercialization. Abe’s government to back it turned
ter Uber chief executive Dara Khos- Fiat has delivered 600 Pacifica Hy- GM has said it plans to commer- out to be incorrect, forcing an em-
rowshahi reportedly said at a Code brid minivans to Waymo so far, the cialize its Cruise program in 2019 barrassing U-turn on one part of the
technology conference that the com- companies said. Earlier this year the through ridesharing. planned reforms.

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“I am so happy to be back here. I lost the first set and thought I must try harder, I must try harder and then Serena came out”
‘Serena came out’: Williams fights back as Nadal, Sharapova cruise

Serena Williams battled back from a now ranked 451 in the world, claimed
set and break down to defeat Austra- victory on a second match point with
lia’s Ashleigh Barty 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to a sweeping, running forehand.
reach the French Open third round on Sharapova, the champion in Paris
Thursday. in 2012 and 2014, saw off Donna Ve-
The three-time champion and for- kic 7-5, 6-4 in a tie which featured 10
mer world number one, dressed again breaks of serve and secured on a fifth
in her all-black catsuit, is playing her match point. Former world number
first Slam since winning the 2017 one Sharapova, seeded 28 this year,
Australian Open while two months will face Czech sixth seed Karolina
pregnant. Pliskova for a place in the fourth round.
The 36-year-old, seeking a 24th “She won a big title in Stuttgart,
Grand Slam title, will face Germa- so I have to be ready for this match
ny’s Julia Goerges for a place in the and I’ll be ready,” said Sharapova
last 16. of Pliskova, a player she defeated
If she gets past the third round, in their only previous meeting in the
Williams could face old rival Maria 2015 Fed Cup final. The Russian star
Sharapova for a place in the quarter- is playing in Paris for the first time
finals. “It’s just incredible,” said Wil- since a quarter-final run in 2015. She
liams. served a doping ban in 2016 and was
“I am so happy to be back here. I Serena Williams of the US walks on court between games against Australia’s Ashleigh refused a wild card last year.
lost the first set and thought I must Barty during their women’s singles second round match (Photo AFP) Ten-time champion Rafael Nadal
try harder, I must try harder and then old American who was playing just could afford to bide her time, just two breezed into the third round and a
Serena came out. her sixth match of 2018. winners and four unforced errors. clash against childhood friend Rich-
“I will be back tomorrow to play Williams appeared once again in She was a break down again after ard Gasquet.
doubles with Venus. I don’t mind her striking, all-black catsuit. dropping serve in the opening game Top seed and world number one
playing singles and doubles -- I will However, her game failed to match of the second set. Nadal, chasing an 11th title, swept
fight my heart out.” her impressive outfit in the first set But just as the half-full crowd en- past Argentinian Guido Pella 6-2,
Williams, playing in her first Slam where she was broken in the sixth joying the late evening sunshine in 6-1, 6-1, showing no signs of the brief
since winning the 2017 Australian game by the Australian. Court Philippe Chatrier anticipated struggles he faced in the first round
Open while two months pregnant, Barty wrapped it up when the a quick kill, Williams came storming against lucky loser Simone Bolelli.
had cruised through her opening American netted a weary-looking back, reeling off four straight games The 31-year-old will next face
round match against Kristyna Plis- forehand, the 12th unforced error of for 4-1. A fifth ace of the contest won home favourite, and his old junior
kova in what was a record 317th win the set for the 23-time major winner. her the set. rival Gasquet, whom he has beaten
at the Slams. But Thursday was a Williams hit just three winners in A break in the third game of the 15 times from as many meetings in
tougher proposition for the 36-year- the opener while 22-year-old Barty decider proved crucial and Williams, professional tennis.

“Wilt Chamberlain, by far, is my best basketball player” “I made a few tweaks in my swing, my setup”
Jordan-LeBron debate returns as James seeks fourth title Woods recovers after shaky start at Memorial
As LeBron James adds to his amaz- 1960s dynasty teammate Sam Jones Tiger Woods shrugged off early is some days,” Woods said. “I made
ing legacy with an eighth consecutive at 11 and all-time NBA career scoring round back pain and a horror start to a few tweaks in my swing, my setup,
NBA Finals appearance, the debate leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 10. birdie three of his closing five holes and lo and behold I was able to make
resumes over whether he or Michael “When you talk about just a bas- in a level par effort on day one of the some good swings on the back nine,
Jordan is the NBA’s all-time greatest ketball player, a complete basketball Memorial Tournament on Thursday. well, my back nine, and turned the
player. player, LeBron James is a much bet- Woods had struggled to be four- whole thing around so at least I’ve
Cleveland Cavaliers star James ter basketball player than Michael over par through just seven holes now got a fighting chance.”
seeks his fourth title in his ninth over- Jordan,” former Detroit Pistons guard ahead of recording a level par 72 in Woods is a five-time Memorial
all trip to the best-of-seven champi- Isiah Thomas told ESPN. ideal conditions at the Jack Nicklaus- winner and is teeing-up in the event
onship series, which starts Thursday The long-time “Air” Jordan rival hosted event. for a first time since 2015. However
at defending champion Golden State. has keenly eyed “King” James, com- It left world number 83 Woods in nine rounds here since he won a
Retired icon Jordan won in all six paring him with iconic big men Rus- trailing seven strokes behind the fifth Memorial title in 2012, he has
of his NBA Finals appearances with sell, an 11-time NBA champion, and leading clubhouse duo of Chile’s Joa- failed to crack 70.
the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s. Abdul-Jabbar, a six-time title winner quin Niemann and Mexican Abraham “It is what it is,” Woods said. “Just
Like Jordan, James was a high- who took five in the 1980s with the Ancer who recorded seven-under-par got to make the adjustments. I’m able
leaping, acrobatic, amazing playmak- Lakers. 65s. to make them now.
er in his younger days who has ad- “What I’m witnessing is LeBron Woods, who started on the 10th, “At the beginning of the year, I
justed his game to remain dangerous James... dominating this period of struggled from the outset in missing wasn’t able to make them, because
and raise the level of his teammates. time. I haven’t seen anyone else do his opening three fairways and taking I didn’t really know what to do yet.
For former Los Angeles Lakers that in our league, with the exception a second hole bogey before sending But now you see me making these
star Kobe Bryant, the notion of each of two people and that’s Kareem Ab- his drive at his sixth way right into adjustments on the fly.”
dominating his time is enough. dul-Jabbar and Bill Russell.” a hazard from where he was forced
“We can enjoy one without tearing Nine-time NBA All-Star guard to take a penalty drop on route to a
down one,” the retired five-time NBA Gary Payton picked iconic center double-bogey seven.
champion tweeted. “I love what he’s Wilt Chamberlain, who averaged a He then dropped to four-over-par
doing. Don’t debate what can’t be de- record 50.4 points in a season, over in bogeying the next before arresting
finitively won by anyone #enjoymy5 James or Jordan. his slide with a birdie at his eighth
#enjoymj6 #enjoylbjquest.” “Wilt Chamberlain, by far, is my hole.
James has matched Jordan by play- best basketball player. Best athlete Woods made the turn in three-over
ing 15 NBA seasons with no breaks. ever,” Payton told the San Jose Mer- and then played his inward half in
And James is 33, the same age Jordan cury News. three-under par thanks to three bird-
was when he won his fourth title in “I don’t compare them. You’ve ies in succession from his 15th hole
1996. got two players who dominated their and ending with two pars including a
Only three players have more trips eras. LeBron is making a case for six-footer for par on his last.
to the final than James -- Boston leg- himself to be one of the greatest play- “I wasn’t rotating very well today,
end Bill Russell with a record 12, his ers to ever play. back was tight, and just it is what it Tiger Woods (Photo AFP)

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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.
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25 26 27 28
6 2 3 1 29 30 31 4 3
32 33 34 35 36
37 38
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1 Short poem 1 Sanctified
9 10 11 6 Skullcap 2 Silver (abbr.)
9 Eyeing 3 Illinois (abbr.)
11 Scale note 4 Candy bar brand ___kat
12 13
12 Truss (2 wds.) 5 Dimension
14 Hey! 7 State of being
14 15 16 17 16 Tree 8 Parents
18 Border 10 Popular appliance brand
21 Drug doers 13 Poem creator
18 19 20 21 22
23 Onion roll 15 American river
24 Airport abbr. 17 Arabian
23 24 25 Decompose 19 Dines
27 Baby's first word 20 Cubic centimeter
29 Book holder 22 Compass point
25 26 27 28
32 Des Monies locale 23 Mastermind
34 Infamous Nazi concentration camp 26 Alack's partner
29 30 31 37 One of Columbus' ships 28 Greenish blue
38 Popular condiment 30 Education (abbr.)
32 33 34 35 36 31 Farm credit administration (abbr.)
33 Tree sloth
35 Hectoliter (abbr.)
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14 Hey! 7 State of being
16 Tree 8 Parents
18 Border 10 Popular appliance brand
21 Drug doers 13 Poem creator
23 Onion roll 15 American river
24 Airport abbr. 17 Arabian
25 Decompose 19 Dines
27 Baby's first word 20 Cubic centimeter
29 Book holder 22 Compass point
32 Des Monies locale 23 Mastermind
34 Infamous Nazi concentration camp 26 Alack's partner
37 One of Columbus' ships 28 Greenish blue
38 Popular condiment 30 Education (abbr.)
31 Farm credit administration (abbr.)
33 Tree sloth
35 Hectoliter (abbr.)
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