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Important news for important people Volume 3289 Thursday August 30, 2018
International Business Sports
Catalan separatists decorate streets, Canada and the United States are Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Cabo San Lucas
monuments and even beaches with making progress and could have a Kendricks has been charged with in- Partly cloudy (day)
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“When he saw challenges to its institutions or values, he fought to protect them” Election interference probe
Arizonans pay final farewell to late Senator John McCain Trump says White House
counsel McGahn soon leaving
brain cancer. He would have turned Donald Trump said Wednesday that
82 years old on Wednesday. White House counsel Don McGahn
Following a memorial ceremony would soon be leaving his post, as
at the North Phoenix Baptist Church Special Counsel Robert Mueller --
on Thursday, McCain’s remains are who is leading the Russia election
to be flown on a military aircraft to interference probe -- closes in on the
Washington. US president’s inner circle.
They will be on display for a public “White House Counsel Don Mc-
viewing Friday in the rotunda of the Gahn will be leaving his position in
US Capitol -- an honor reserved for the fall, shortly after the confirmation
the likes of John F. Kennedy, Ronald (hopefully) of Judge Brett Kavana-
Reagan and civil rights champion ugh to the United States Supreme
Rosa Parks. The two men who de- Court,” Trump announced on Twitter.
feated McCain in his White House “I have worked with Don for a
campaigns, Republican George W. long time and truly appreciate his ser-
Bush in 2000 and Democrat Barack vice!” he added, without offering any
Obama in 2008, are to deliver eulo- reason for McGahn’s departure.
gies at a Saturday service at the Na- Earlier this month, The New York
tional Cathedral in Washington. Times reported that McGahn had
Among the pallbearers will be “cooperated extensively” with Muel-
The Arizona National Guard carries the casket of US Senator John McCain during a me- Democratic former vice president ler’s team, taking part in at least three
morial service at the Arizona Capitol (Photo AFP) Joe Biden, ex-senator Russ Feingold, interviews with investigators totaling
Arizonans paid their respects to John cycles. An honor guard made up of former New York mayor Michael 30 hours.
McCain on Wednesday as the body veterans, servicemen, and members Bloomberg and actor Warren Beatty. Trump, who has repeatedly called
of the late senator lay in state in the of law enforcement and firefighters McCain will be buried Sunday at the probe a “rigged witch hunt,” said
capitol for a final farewell. greeted the flag-draped casket. the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, he had authorized his team to “fully
“He dedicated his life to serve his McCain’s daughter Meghan Maryland, in a private funeral ser- cooperate” with investigators and
country,” former Arizona senator Jon sobbed openly as her father’s casket vice. provided hundreds of thousands of
Kyl said during a ceremony in the was placed on the Arizona state seal After coming under pressure from pages of documents.
capitol rotunda in Phoenix attended where it will be displayed for the veterans’ groups, President Donald But speculation quickly mounted
by McCain’s wife, Cindy, and chil- public until Thursday. Trump, who had an antagonistic rela- about what McGahn might have
dren. Cindy McCain placed her cheek on tionship with McCain, ordered flags specifically said about whether the
“When he saw challenges to its in- the casket and patted it delicately fol- on Monday to be lowered to half-staff Republican leader sought to ob-
stitutions or values, he fought to pro- lowing the intimate ceremony. until his burial. struct justice. The Times reported
tect them,” Kyl said. The two-time Republican presi- Trump is not expected to attend that McGahn had provided “detailed
McCain’s remains were driven to dential candidate, naval aviator and any of the services but Vice President accounts” about episodes relating to
the state capitol in a black hearse es- prisoner-of-war in Vietnam died on Mike Pence is to speak at a ceremony alleged obstruction, citing a dozen
corted by four policemen on motor- Saturday after a year-long battle with at the US Capitol on Friday. current and former officials and other
sources. The information he provided
“I thought what I should do was learn how to fly” included details about the president’s
attempts to fire the special counsel,
Star Gosling took flying lessons for new astronaut film and Trump’s comments and actions
Hollywood star Ryan Gosling said could get inside the mind of the engi- “There was something very dif- during his firing of FBI director James
Wednesday that he tried to learn to neer and test pilot as the film opened ferent about him and a lot of other Comey, according to the Times.
fly to play astronaut Neil Armstrong the Venice film festival. astronauts,” Gosling said. It took a The newspaper said it was unclear
in an emotional new biopic about the “I thought what I should do was “certain breed of person to get into a whether Trump knew the extent of
strong but silent space hero. learn how to fly. Neil could fly be- plane that has never been flown be- McGahn’s cooperation, noting that it
The Canadian actor renewed his fore he could drive. But not too long fore and push it to its breaking point is rare for a lawyer to be so open with
Oscar-winning partnership with “La in when the instructor asked me to for the sole purpose of furthering our investigators.
La Land” director Damien Chazelle take the plane into a controlled stall, knowledge of aeronautics”. “When McGahn is a former commissioner
for “First Man”, which tells how I thought ‘this is a terrible idea’,” the I first saw a Gemini I thought it was and chairman of the Federal Elec-
Armstrong overcame tragedy after actor told reporters. just part of the spacecraft -- but it was tion Commission. Before taking the
tragedy to become the first man to “There was a reason why Neil the whole thing. I wanted to capture White House post, he was working as
walk on the moon. Gosling revealed Armstrong was destined to be one of how terrifying it felt searching in the a partner at the Jones Day law firm in
how he took flying lessons so he the best pilots of all time and I’m not. void of space in flying tin cans.” Washington on issues of political law.

Page 2 Thursday August 30, 2018
“We went to three towns and we filled between 18 and 20 garbage bags with yellow ribbons”
Tensions rise in Catalonia over pro-independence yellow ribbons

Catalan separatists decorate streets, bons, especially centre-right Ciu-
monuments and even beaches with dadanos which was formed to fight
yellow ribbons to promote their cause Catalan independence.
-- but their opponents just as soon re- It has launched a campaign called
move them to clean up” this Spanish “Let’s remove the yellow ribbons!”.
region. Albert Rivera, the Ciudadanos
Tensions are rising in Catalonia national leader, and Ines Arrimadas,
over the use of this symbol demand- the leader of Ciudadanos in Cata-
ing the release of Catalan political lonia, removed yellow ribbons from
leaders who were jailed during the public spaces in a Catalan town on
region’s fight for independence last Wednesday, throwing them in gar-
year. bage bags which they carried them-
A group of around 80 masked ac- selves, before taking part in a demon-
tivists wearing white boiler suits re- stration against the ribbons.
moved hundreds of yellow ribbons Separatists say placing the ribbons
overnight from small towns near in public spaces is part of the “debate
Girona, images broadcast on Spanish of ideas” of any democracy and criti-
television showed. cise those who remove them.
“We went to three towns and we “Placing ribbons or anything is an
filled between 18 and 20 garbage act of democracy. Removing them
bags with yellow ribbons. In total it People place yellow ribbons shaped as crosses on the beach during a protest in support for is restricting freedom of expression,
was between 100 and 120 kilos (220 jailed separatist leaders called by local Republic Defence Committees at Mataro’s beach the vice president of influential grass
and 265 pounds),” the spokesman for over the independence declaration. politicians. Catalan president Quim roots separatist group ANC, Pep Cru-
the self-described Cleaning Brigade, Other leaders went into exile to avoid Torra and members of his regional anyes, told AFP.
Jose Casado, told AFP. arrest. government even posed for a picture “If they don’t like our symbols,
In a sharply divided region, espe- Yellow ribbons have also appeared by a giant yellow ribbon during the they should go out and place some-
cially since a failed declaration of in- painted on walls, roads or street fur- recent one-year anniversary of the thing else.”
dependence in October, such groups niture like flower pots. deadly jihadist attacks in Barcelona Regional head Torra has urged
have emerged in recent months in Some Catalan beaches have in 2017. the Catalan police, the Mossos
response to campaigns by Catalan meanwhile been transformed into “Anyone can put whatever they d’Esquadra, to act against “aggres-
separatists. cemeteries of yellow crosses which want in their home but public spaces sive groups who want to scare activ-
Independence sympathisers have separatists say symbolise the death of belong to everyone,” said Casado of ists calling for the release of the pris-
covered bridges, entire streets, street democracy in Spain. the Cleaning Brigade, arguing that oners.” Police said Wednesday they
fronts and even monuments such as Independence sympathisers wear the yellow ribbons were being “im- had arrested a man in Barcelona sus-
Tarragona’s Roman walls with plas- tiny yellow ribbons on their clothes posed” on public spaces by the sepa- pected of having punched a woman
tic yellow ribbons since Spain jailed and yellow ribbons occupy the seats ratists. Conservative Spanish parties in the face who was removing yellow
a number of Catalan political leaders in the Catalan parliament of the jailed back the removal of the yellow rib- ribbons from a park fence.

UN rights chief Official After the 2 Muslim allies signed an accord on security cooperation
Germany’s far-right demos No question of withdrawing Israel renews threat to attack Iran targets in Syria
“Support for Syria’s territorial in-
‘shocking’ Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize Israel on Wednesday renewed its tegrity and the independence of Syr-
threat to attack Iranian military tar-
Images of far-right protestors deliv- Norway’s Nobel Institute said gets in Syria, after the two Muslim ian sovereignty were also emphasised
ering Nazi salutes in Germany this Wednesday it had no intention of allies signed an accord on security in the agreement,” Brigadier-General
week were “really shocking”, the UN withdrawing its Peace Prize from cooperation. Abolghasem Alinejad said.
rights chief said Wednesday, warning Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi af- “The IDF (Israel Defence Forces) Tehran has provided steady politi-
against growing “amnesia” for the ter a damning UN report termed the will continue to take strong and deter- cal, financial and military backing to
horrors of past European wars. treatment of the Rohingya people as mined action against Iran’s attempts Assad as he has fought back against a
A knife killing Sunday in Ger- “genocide.” to station forces and advanced weap- seven-year uprising.
many’s ex-communist eastern region “There is no question of the Nobel ons systems in Syria,” Prime Minister Israel has sought to avoid direct
of Saxony, which has long been a Committee withdrawing the peace Benjamin Netanyahu said. involvement in the conflict but ac-
hotspot for xenophobia, sparked pro- prize,” director Olav Njolstad said. “No agreement between Syria and knowledges carrying out dozens
tests that degenerated into rightwing “The rules of the Nobel Peace Iran will deter us; neither will any of air strikes in Syria to stop what
extremist mobs hunting down im- Prize do not allow it,” he added. threat deter us,” he said at a ceremony it says are deliveries of advanced
migrants in the streets. Images of the A UN probe released Monday naming Israel’s nuclear facilities after weaponry to its Lebanese enemy
protests, including of protestors mak- detailed evidence of genocide and late president Shimon Peres. Hezbollah.
ing the illegal Hitler salute, “were re- crimes against humanity “perpetrated Iran’s military attache to Damascus It has also pledged to prevent its
ally quite shocking,” Zeid Ra’ad Al on a massive scale” against the Ro- said Tuesday that his country’s mili- arch foe Iran from entrenching itself
Hussein told reporters in Geneva. hingya, including acts of rape, sexual tary advisers would remain in Syria militarily in Syria, and a series of
He said it was easy to feel “dispir- violence and mass killings. At a UN under the defence agreement signed strikes that have killed Iranians in
ited” at the rise across Europe of Security Council session on Tuesday, the previous day. Syria have been attributed to Israel.
“extreme-right political parties with a number of countries -- including
seemingly complete amnesia” for the United States, Britain, France and
what sparked the two world wars that Sweden -- called for Myanmar’s mili-
began on the continent. “We cannot tary leaders to be held accountable.
simply concealed from our memories Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace
the traumas of the past, because it’s Prize in 1991 when she was detained
frightening to see how the same devic- by the military for championing de-
es are being used again,” he insisted. mocracy and human rights.
Zeid, who is set to step down from As the Rohingya crisis has deep-
his position as UN High Commis- ened in the past year with the flight of
sioner for Human Rights at the end of hundreds of thousands to neighbour-
the week, stressed that the UN could ing Bangladesh, Suu Kyi has come
not be the sole voice speaking out under increasing international pres-
against the dangerous development. sure to speak out about their plight.

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New data also showed imports decreased by 9.4 percent compared with July 2017
Turkey lira hits two-week low after Moody’s downgrades
The Turkish lira tumbled on Wednes- over the health of the Turkish econo- deficit widening but the central bank imports from Turkey, leading to fur-
day to its lowest value against the US my remain. Ratings agency Moody’s refusing to tighten monetary policy, ther misery for the lira. Earlier in
dollar in two weeks, despite Ankara’s on Tuesday downgraded 14 banks by investors have yet to be persuaded August, the lira topped seven to the
attempts to reassure investors after one notch and four others -- including by Ankara’s helmsmanship of the dollar for the first time ever.
Moody’s downgraded its credit rat- major lenders Denizbank and Is Bank economy. Washington has threatened to hit
ings on 20 Turkish financial institu- -- by two notches. And the spat with the United States Ankara with further sanctions if pas-
tions. The Turkish central bank earlier over a detained American pastor tor Andrew Brunson is not released
The currency had already been hit Wednesday reiterated that it would prompted Washington to slap sanc- from house arrest, with President
by concerns over monetary policy un- provide banks with “all the liquidity tions on two Turkish ministers and Donald Trump insisting Brunson is
der President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that they needed” as it doubled their double tariffs on aluminium and steel innocent.
but plunged further this month after borrowing limits for overnight trans-
a public spat with the United States. actions from levels before August 13,
The lira lost nearly a quarter of its effective from Wednesday. Foreign Exchange
value against the dollar in the past The Turkish statistics office also
month and over 40 percent since announced that the economic con- EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
January. fidence index fell to 83.9 in August, EURO - 1.17 1.52 .90 1.59 1.14 9.10 130.00
The lira was trading at 6.4 to the down from 92.2 in July and 104.9 in USA .85 - 1.30 .78 1.37 .98 7.87 111.11
dollar around 1430 GMT on Wednes- January. The reading is the lowest CAN .66 .77 - .60 1.05 .75 6.10 86.00
day, a loss of around two percent. The since March 2009. UK 1.11 1.29 1.67 - 1.75 1.27 10.10 143.00
lira lost a similar percentage against New data also showed imports de- AUS .63 .73 .95 .57 - .70 5.70 81.00
the euro, trading at 7.5. creased by 9.4 percent compared with SWISS .88 1.02 1.33 .79 1.43 - 8.00 114.00
After last week’s long public holi- July 2017. H.KONG .11 .13 .16 .10 .18 .12 - 14.20
day, the lira fell further on Monday, With inflation running at close to JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
with economists warning the fears 16 percent and the current account

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Said Fidji Simo It fell by a similar amount against the euro Analysts
Facebook rolls out video Markets move higher on trade deal euphoria AI to seep further into every-
service worldwide Stock markets mostly moved higher post-Brexit Britain far beyond any day life at Berlin’s IFA
on Wednesday as Canada expressed
agreements made with other countries
Facebook said Wednesday it is roll- optimism as it rejoined talks on up- in the past. The main stock indices in Electronics manufacturers are bet-
ing out globally its Watch video ser- dating the North Atlantic Free Trade Paris and Frankfurt both flipped high- ting on artificial intelligence weaving
vice, which has already been avail- Agreement. er after the announcement and closed itself ever more tightly into our rela-
able in the United States for more Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrys- the day 0.3 percent higher. tionships with their products on show
than a year. tia Freeland said she is “optimistic” The pound spiked higher, gaining at this year’s IFA, the sector’s annual
“We designed the product not just they can make progress this week on over one cent to climb over $1.30. Berlin trade fair, analysts predict.
in a mindless consumption but in or- revising the 25-year-old trade deal. But as a stronger pound depresses “Voice control and AI are
der to get people engaged,” said Fidji Stocks have jumped higher this earnings of many London-listed firms two trends dominating consumer
Simo, Facebook’s vice president for week on news that the United States who make most of their sales abroad, devices industry this year, generat-
video. and Mexico had resolved their differ- the FTSE-100 ended the day 0.7 per- ing innovation in all segment,” Hans
Facebook launched Watch amid a ences on the pact and now Canada is cent lower. Joachim Kamp, president of the GFU
shift in video viewing habits away rejoining the talks. “Strength in the pound, despite re- federation which co-organises IFA,
from traditional television to online “Equities are largely positive as ports an October deadline for Brexit told a press conference.
platforms including Netflix and Hulu, traders are hopeful that trade talks divorce talks is dissolving into a South Korean giant Samsung,
and with more people watching both with Canada will go well,” said mar- November deadline, saw FTSE 100 through a new connected speaker,
professional and user content on ser- ket analyst David Madden at CMC shares back off from a two-week Home Galaxy, equipped to respond
vices like YouTube. Facebook has Markets UK. high,” said Jasper Lawler, head of re- to spoken commands, may send its
been ramping up its video offerings “Investment sentiment was driven search at London Capital Group. voice assistant Bixby into battle with
with original shows and this week an- higher by the new agreement with Meanwhile, the Turkish lira tum- Google’s Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa
nounced new formats including inter- Mexico, and now the focus is on bled to its lowest value against the and Apple’s Siri for dominance of
active game shows, quizzes and polls. Canada as they are the last piece of US dollar in two weeks, despite An- living rooms and kitchens.
The announcement comes two the puzzle,” he added. kara’s attempts to reassure investors Such devices made a splash at last
weeks after Facebook revealed it The Dow Jones Industrial Aver- after Moody’s downgraded its credit year’s IFA, making the 2018 show an
would broadcast for free Spanish top age was up 0.4 percent and the tech- ratings on 20 Turkish financial insti- opportunity to take stock of their re-
flight division football matches in the heavy NASDAQ moved further into tutions. The lira was trading at 6.44 to ception among the public.
Indian subcontinent, and Champions record territory. the dollar around 1530 GMT, a drop Research firm Gartner predicts that
League matches in Latin America. Also helping sentiment was the of around 2.6 on the day. by 2020 some 75 percent of American
“Contents that we fund are a very Commerce Department revising up It fell by a similar amount against households will use a voice assistant.
small part of the contents available on its estimate of growth of the US econ- the euro, trading at 7.54 to one euro. Meanwhile, similar technology is
Watch,” said Simo. omy in the second quarter, by a tenth Lawler noted that Turkish bank extending its reach into connected
Facebook is hoping instead that of a percentage point to 4.2 percent, shares fell alongside the lira on the devices from fridges to lightbulbs,
videos made by users themselves are with new numbers showing a bigger Moody’s rating action. gigantic televisions with ever-higher
what will keep people watching. boost in corporate spending. “It is going to be increasingly dif- resolution, and wearables used to
Simo said Facebook had spent a In Europe, markets were also af- ficult to get business done in Turkey track fitness data.
lot of time developing tools so cre- fected by the European Union’s top under US sanctions and banks are the Such mass-market products are the
ators of videos can integrate ads negotiator saying the bloc is willing obvious pressure point in markets,” bread-and-butter of IFA, which tradi-
themselves. to strike an “ambitious” deal with he said. tionally contrasts with its nerdier Las
Vegas-based American equivalent
The government reported Wednesday CES. Global sales in the consumer
electronics market are estimated to hit
US economy grew 4.2% in second quarter, faster than first reported 845 billion euros ($988 billion) this
The roaring growth of the US econ- of the third quarter, with tariff battles according to the department. Mean- year, up 0.8 percent on the previous
omy in the second quarter was even cutting into exports. while, estimates for the value of year, Kamp said, despite “economic
faster than first reported, with new The effects of the tax cuts and re- imports, notably petroleum, fell and crises and ongoing trade wars”.
numbers showing a bigger boost in cent stimulus are expected to begin federal and local government spend- Also from Korea, Samsung rival
corporate spending, the government waning soon, while rising interest ing moved up. LG is set to unveil its CLOi SuitBot,
reported Wednesday. rates and the US-China trade battle US defense spending also rose six a powered exoskeleton that increases
The uptick in estimates of second loom as economic headwinds. percent for the quarter, the biggest the user’s leg strength and can be
quarter spending by companies was But Trump last month hailed the increase in nine years, five tenths of networked with the firm’s other ro-
sure to comfort President Donald economy’s renewed vigor, claiming a percentage point faster than previ- bots for complex tasks. But visitors
Trump and supporters of December’s credit for boosting growth above all ously estimated. looking for novelty in their everyday
sweeping corporate tax cuts who ar- with tax cuts and by aggressively These gains offset what officials tech companion, the smartphone, will
gue that lowering corporations’ tax confronting trading partners. described as “widespread” downward be disappointed. Apple has histori-
burdens will spur investment and “With profit margins expanding revisions to consumer spending, with cally shunned IFA, while Samsung
growth. again and investment spending ac- small subtractions from purchases of unveiled its top-end Galaxy Note 9
Gross Domestic Product advanced celerating, the outlook for the second cars, furniture and gasoline, among phone just a few weeks ago.
at an annual rate of 4.2 percent in half of the year is a solid one but ac- other items. Neither is a major announcement
the April-to-June period, a tenth of companied by rising inflation pres- Downward revisions in the hous- expected from China’s Huawei, a
a point faster than initial estimates sures,” RDQ Economics said in an ing sector, which has suffered declin- star of past years at the Berlin show.
showed last month and -- at nearly analytical note. ing sales and construction this year, Instead, the 2018 edition could be a
twice the first quarter’s pacet -- he Much of the second-quarter boom also weighed on the outcome. breakthrough moment for augmented-
fastest growth in almost four years, was due to a boost in exports as mer- The new estimate was based on a reality applications that have so far left
according to the Commerce Depart- chants raced to buy American goods more complete set of data than pre- consumers unimpressed. The technol-
ment. -- principally soybeans and petro- viously available and will be revised ogy superimposes digitally-generated
Analysts had been expecting a leum -- ahead of China’s retaliatory again next month. elements like sounds or 2D and 3D
slight downward revision. tariffs, which took effect in July. The With budget deficits ballooning, images onto real-world scenes, for ex-
Many economists view the second pendulum is expected to swing in the the White House is betting on faster ample in an Ikea app that allows users
quarter growth as a blip, juiced by other direction in coming months. growth to help offset the cost of the to virtually try out the furniture giant’s
one-off factors unlikely to be sustain- Corporate profits rose $72.4 bil- tax cuts, which economists say is un- sofas or bookshelves in their homes.
able, and estimates for growth in the lion, up from $26.7 billion in the first likely. With new glasses, lenses and hel-
third quarter now hover around a still- quarter when many companies re- Already in record territory, Wall mets, “there are more and more tech-
robust three percent, putting Trump’s ported one-time accounting charges Street moved higher on Wednesday, nologies available that include very
annual growth target of three percent due to changes in the tax laws. with investors spurred less by the high-quality content, whether it’s
within reach. Much of the upward revision in rosy economic figures than by mount- augmented-reality Harry Potter or
Economists also warn there are spending by companies reflected ing optimism in trade talks between shopping applications”, said Klaus
signs momentum slowed at the end investment in computer software, United States, Canada and Mexico. Boehm of consultancy Deloitte.

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“I invested money with a former friend of mine who I thought I could trust and who I greatly admired” Athletics
Cleveland Browns player charged with insider trading Lyles, Semenya target
Diamond League trophies
Cleveland Browns linebacker US prodigy Noah Lyles heads the
Mychal Kendricks has been charged field at the first of the two Diamond
with insider trading after pocketing League finals, in Zurich on Thursday,
$1.2 million in a scam with a former when he comes head-to-head with
investment banker, the US Securi- Turkey’s world and European cham-
ties and Exchange Commission said pion Ramil Guliyev.
Wednesday. Lyles remains the undisputed fa-
A statement from the SEC said vourite going into the men’s 200m
Kendricks, 27, had received condi- final, having already clocked up four
dential information about upcoming wins on the Diamond League circuit
mergers from Damilare Sonoiki, an this season. But Guliyev, along with
analyst at an investment bank. Aaron Brown and Jereem Richards,
The two men communicated will no doubt be breathing hard down
through coded text messages and the neck of the American, the defend-
FaceTime conversations, the state- ing Diamond Trophy champion.
ment said. “I acknowledge that Ramil Guli-
Kendricks rewarded Sonoiki with yev is running fast,” said the 21-year-
cash kickbacks, NFL tickets and an old Lyles, who ran a personal best of
evening on the set of a pop music 19.65sec in Monaco in July.
video in which he appeared. “I knew I had to get to the Diamond
“As alleged in our complaint, League Final. Now I’m here, winning
Kendricks paid cash and shared (FILES) Mychal Kendricks formally of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo AFP) is more important than running fast.”
celebrity perks for illegal tips that profits as well as interest and pen- “I am committed to repaying all of The 200m is just one of 16 Dia-
enabled him to trade and profit on alties. In a statement issued on the the funds gained illegally and accept mond League disciplines to be decid-
confidential information that the Browns website, Kendricks admitted the consequences of my actions.” ed at the sell-out Letzigrund Stadion,
rest of the investing public didn’t his part in the scam. The Browns said Kendricks would with the remaining 16 disciplines to
have,” Stephanie Avakian, Co- “I would like to apologize,” Kend- not be included in the squad for be decided in Brussels on Friday.
Director of the SEC Enforcement ricks wrote. “Four years ago, I partic- Cleveland’s final pre-season game The women’s blue riband event
Division said. ipated in insider trading, and I deeply against Detroit on Thursday. sees Britain’s newly-crowned Euro-
The SEC complaint, filed in federal regret it. “Mychal will not make the trip to pean champion Dina Asher-Smith,
court in Philadelphia, charges Kend- “I invested money with a former Detroit. We will comment further at who struck triple gold in Berlin after
ricks and Sonoiki with fraud and is friend of mine who I thought I could the appropriate time,” a team state- also winning the 200m and taking the
seeking return of their ill-trading trust and who I greatly admired. ment said. 4x100m relay with her British team,
take on a strong field over 100m.
‘Sexism’ storm grows “I’d like to thank all of the teammates” Asher-Smith will line up alongside
Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers, Ni-
US Open admit wrong to warn US, Seattle striker Dempsey announces retirement gerian Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteg-
Cornet over shirt change United States and Seattle Sounders Premier League and was fourth in uonor, and proven Ivorians Marie-
the 2011-2012 Football Writers’ As-
striker Clint Dempsey announced
Josee Ta Lou and Murielle Ahoure.
US Open chiefs on Wednesday said his retirement on Wednesday, ending sociation rankings for Player of the “There’s no place to hide in the
they were wrong to sanction French a 15-year career that included three Year after a campaign that included Diamond League!” admitted Asher-
player Alize Cornet for removing her World Cup appearances as he became 17 goals for Fulham. Smith. “Sometimes it’s not just about
shirt on court, an incident which saw his country’s joint record goalscorer. In five years at Craven Cottage, winning and losing, it’s about the jour-
the tournament accused of sexism The 35-year-old forward, whose Dempsey scored 50 goals in 184 ney,” the Briton said, before adding:
and double standards. career was halted for six months after games, before adding seven goals in “I hope to end my season on a high.”
Cornet slipped off her shirt, reveal- the discovery of an irregular heart- 29 appearances for Spurs in 2012- South African Caster Semenya
ing a black sports bra, after realising beat in 2016, said in a statement the 2013. will look to wrap up the trophy in the
she had put it on back-to-front while time was right to draw a line under His Premier League spell saw him women’s 800m.
off court during a 10-minute heat his playing days. become the first American to score a “My main aim tomorrow is win
break before the third set of her first “After a lot of thought, my fam- hat-trick in the English top-flight in a the trophy,” said the 27-year-old, the
round defeat against Sweden’s Johan- ily and I have decided that this is the 5-2 win over Newcastle in 2012. double Olympic champion (2012,
na Larsson on Tuesday. right time for me to step away from Seattle Sounders general man- 2016) and three-time world cham-
However, there was a storm of the game,” said Dempsey. ager Garth Lagerwey said Dempsey pion (2009, 2011, 2017) who is now
criticism for umpire Christian Rask’s “I’d like to thank all of the team- deserved to be remembered as the unbeaten over the 800m since her
decision to issue a code violation to mates, coaches and support staff that greatest player in the history of the elimination in the semi-finals of the
28-year-old Cornet while male play- I’ve worked with throughout my ca- American game. 2015 worlds in Beijing.
ers were free to change shirts on court reer. It has always been my dream to “As far as I’m concerned, Clint But Semenya has also come under
to combat Tuesday’s 38-degree heat. make it as a pro. I’m grateful to have Dempsey is the greatest player in the the spotlight this season off the track
“All players can change their shirts been on this ride.” history of our country,” Lagerwey as she turned to the Court of Arbitra-
when sitting in the player chair. This Dempsey is one of the most suc- said in a statement. tion for Sport (CAS) in her challenge
is not considered a code violation,” cessful US players in history, en- “His mark on both our club and the of IAAF rules on testosterone levels
said organisers in a statement issued joying spells with English Premier United States Men’s National Team is in female athletes to be introduced in
Wednesday. League sides Fulham and Tottenham indelible, and his hard-earned reputa- November. “I respect my opponents
“We regret that a code violation Hotspur as well as stints in Major tion as a trailblazer for our nation and I expect the same thing from
was assessed to Ms. Cornet yester- League Soccer with New England in Europe helped pave the way for them,” Semenya said in Zurich. “My
day. We have clarified the policy to and Seattle. generations of future of Americans ultimate goal is always to entertain
ensure this will not happen moving At international level, Dempsey abroad,” he added. people.” In the field, Greece’s double
forward. Fortunately, she was only scored 57 goals in 141 appearances United States goalkeeper Tim defending title holder Ekaterina Ste-
assessed a warning with no further between 2004 and 2017, putting him Howard described Dempsey as “an fanidi will bid to continue the form
penalty or fine. level with Landon Donovan as the absolute legend in our game who that saw her clinch European gold, up
“Female players, if they choose, USA’s leading all-time goalscorer. helped change the perception of what against American Sandi Morris.
may also change their shirts in a Dempsey played in the 2006, 2010 It means to be an American foot- Morris beat Stefanidi in Birming-
more private location close to the and 2014 World Cups, captaining his baller.” “It was an honor to suit up ham, albeit in extraordinarily windy
court, when available. They will not country in Brazil four years ago when with you and always a challenge to conditions, and the American’s sea-
be assessed a bathroom break in this the US reached the knockout phase. go up against you,” Howard wrote on son’s best is also superior to the
circumstance.” The Texan spent seven years in the Twitter. Greek vaulter’s.

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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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13 14
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19 20 21 22
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25 26 27
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32 33 34
35 36 37
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9 10 11 12 1 Profanity 1 Ms. Winfrey
5 U.S. capital 2 Aluminum (abbr.)
7 Hello 3 Oolong
13 14
9 Offer as a plea 4 Owns
11 Cat 6 Doctor's office
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15 Actinium (abbr.) 8 Indianapolis locale
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18 Roman nine 12 Des Monies locale
19 Build by hand (2 wds.) 14 Sails
23 24
23 Works with stiffs 16 Arthurʼs realm
25 Second scale note 20 Negative
25 26 27 26 Affirmative 21 Wood nymphs
27 Hey! 22 Roman 51
28 29 30 31 28 Laborers 24 Student's class records
32 Hold fast 29 Ontario (abbr.)
33 Weighted fishnet 30 Crimson
32 33 34
35 Movie alien 31 Mr.
36 South 32 Beryllium (abbr.)
35 36 37 37 Removes the water 34 Big Apple
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13 Withdrawn 7 Vacation day
15 Actinium (abbr.) 8 Indianapolis locale
17 Vase 10 Suspected
18 Roman nine 12 Des Monies locale
19 Build by hand (2 wds.) 14 Sails
23 Works with stiffs 16 Arthurʼs realm
25 Second scale note 20 Negative
26 Affirmative 21 Wood nymphs
27 Hey! 22 Roman 51
28 Laborers 24 Student's class records
32 Hold fast 29 Ontario (abbr.)
33 Weighted fishnet 30 Crimson
35 Movie alien 31 Mr.
36 South 32 Beryllium (abbr.)
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