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Important news for important people Volume 3068 Sunday January 21, 2018
International Business Sports
Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest A compelling clash of cultures will US skier Lindsey Vonn made his- Cabo San Lucas
French chefs of all time, died on unfold in the vertiginous Swiss Alps tory Saturday by becoming the old- Cloudy
Saturday aged 91 after a long battle this week as Donald Trump, just over est winner of a women’s World Cup Sunrise: 7:02 AM
with Parkinson’s disease. Dubbed the 12 months into his high-wire presi- downhill race in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Sunset: 5:59 PM
“pope” of French cuisine... P.2 dency, confronts the... P.3 racking up her 79th World... P.5 Humidity: 68% 68-73 F

The trip had been pushed back in December as a crunch tax vote loomed on Capitol Hill All too real
Pence starts Mideast tour in Egypt amid Arab anger over Jerusalem Sundance debuts dark tale
of triplets split at birth
salem decision. The head of Egypt’s If it were a conspiracy thriller it
Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, did would be dismissed as far-fetched,
the same, saying Trump’s move “did but Tim Wardell’s astonishing story
not take into account the feelings of of triplets separated at birth and re-
millions of Arab people.” united by pure chance is all too real.
After Jordan -- the custodian of His debut feature documentary
Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem -- “Three Identical Strangers,” which
Pence will head to Israel for talks premiered at the Sundance Film Fes-
with Prime Minister Benjamin Ne- tival on Friday, introduces Bobby
tanyahu on Monday. Shafran, Eddy Galland and David
He will also deliver a speech to Kellman, who had no idea they were
parliament and meet President Re- triplets until the age of 19.
uven Rivlin during the two-day visit. But don’t expect “The Parent
Pence can expect a warm welcome Trap,” for this altogether darker film
after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem, shows how the trio’s joyous reunion
which Israelis and Palestinians alike set in motion a chain of events that
interpreted as Washington taking unearthed a conspiracy that went far
Israel’s side in the dispute over the beyond their own lives. The amazing
city. saga began in 1980 when Shafran en-
Israel occupied the West Bank in rolled at Sullivan County Community
1967 and later annexed east Jerusa- College, a two-hour drive north of
US Vice President Mike Pence (Photo AFP) lem in a move never recognised by New York, and was told he had a dou-
US Vice President Mike Pence ar- tour. Pence is scheduled to hold talks the international community. ble called Eddy Galland, who had just
rived in Egypt Saturday to begin a with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its quit. Shafran tracked down Galland
delayed Middle East tour overshad- al-Sisi on Saturday before travelling united capital, while the Palestinians and, sure enough, they were stunned
owed by anger in the Arab world over to Amman for a one-on-one meeting see the eastern sector as the capital of to find they looked exactly alike,
Washington’s recognition of Jerusa- with King Abdullah II on Sunday. their future state. and had the same birthday, interests,
lem as Israel’s capital. The trip had been pushed back The international community con- voices, mannerisms and even hands.
Controversy over President Don- in December as a crunch tax vote siders east Jerusalem illegally oc- The chance reunion of twins sepa-
ald Trump’s decision to move the loomed on Capitol Hill. cupied by Israel and currently all rated at birth was enough to make the
American embassy in Israel to Jeru- The leaders of both countries, the countries have their embassies in the front pages of the local tabloids but
salem had led to the cancellation of only Arab states that have peace trea- commercial capital Tel Aviv. the coverage unearthed a far more in-
a number of planned meetings ahead ties with Israel, would be key players The State Department has begun triguing story. Kellman was reading
of the trip originally scheduled for if US mediators ever manage to get a to plan the sensitive move of the US about the newly-acquainted brothers
December. While the deadly protests revived Israeli-Palestinian peace pro- embassy to Jerusalem, a process that and realized he, too, looked exactly
that erupted in the Palestinian territo- cess off the ground, as Trump says he US diplomats say may take years to like them, shared their birthday and
ries at the time have subsided, con- wants. complete. This week reports surfaced was also adopted.
cerns are mounting over the future of They are also key intelligence- that Washington may temporarily The men hit it off immediately,
the UN aid agency for Palestinians sharing and security partners in designate the US consulate general in moving in together, transferring to
(UNRWA). America’s various covert and overt Jerusalem as the embassy while the the same degree course in interna-
Washington has frozen tens of mil- battles against Islamist extremism in search for a secure and practical site tional marketing.
lions of dollars of funding for the the region and Egypt is a major re- for a long-term mission continues. The public lapped up their inspir-
cash-strapped body, putting at risk cipient of aid to help it buy advanced This could prove just as controver- ing story and they became celebri-
operations to feed, teach and heal US military hardware. sial as building a new embassy, how- ties in the Manhattan club scene,
hundreds of thousands of Palestinian Sisi, one of Trump’s closest allies ever, as the building currently serves even making cameo appearances in
refugees. in the region, had urged the US presi- as the US mission to the Israeli-occu- Madonna’s first major movie, “Des-
The Palestinian leadership, already dent before his Jerusalem declaration pied Palestinian territories. perately Seeking Susan.” “The initial
furious over the Jerusalem decision, “not to complicate the situation in And the facility sits astride the meeting was just complete surreal-
has denounced the US administra- the region by taking measures that “Green Line” that divides Jerusalem. ism. These things that were happen-
tion and had already refused to meet jeopardise the chances of peace in the A senior State Department official, ing were just so unreal that they were
Pence in December. Middle East”. speaking on condition of anonymity, almost dreamlike,” Shafran told AFP.
But the vice president’s press sec- Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand Imam told reporters that Secretary of State “But then once we got together
retary, Alyssa Farah, said he would of Al-Azhar, Egypt’s highest institu- Rex Tillerson has yet to make a deci- there was a joy that I had never ex-
still meet the leaders of Egypt, Jordan tion of Sunni Islam, cancelled a meet- sion on either a permanent or interim perienced in my life and it lasted a
and Israel on the high-stakes four-day ing with Pence in protest at the Jeru- location for the mission. really long time.”

Page 2 Sunday January 21, 2018
“He was one of the greatest figures of French gastronomy, the General Charles de Gaulle of cuisine”
‘Pope’ of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest With the Gault-Millau guide, Bo-
French chefs of all time, died on Sat- cuse became a driving force behind
urday aged 91 after a long battle with the Nouvelle Cuisine in the 1970s,
Parkinson’s disease. sweeping away the rich and heavy
Dubbed the “pope” of French cui- sauces of yesteryear in favour of
sine, Bocuse helped shake up the food super-fresh ingredients and sleek aes-
world in the 1970s with the Nouvelle thetics.
Cuisine revolution and create the idea The term was invented by Gault-
of the celebrity chef. Millau to describe food Bocuse
French President Emmanuel Ma- helped prepare for the maiden flight
cron led the tributes, calling him of the Concorde airliner in 1969.
a “mythic figure who transformed Slashing cooking times, paring
French cuisine. Chefs are crying in down menus and paying new atten-
their kitchens across France.” tion to health, Nouvelle Cuisine was
“He was one of the greatest figures a craze that fizzled out but left a last-
of French gastronomy, the General ing legacy.
Charles de Gaulle of cuisine,” said Personally, Bocuse prefered to eat
French food critic Francois Simon, more hearty traditional fare. “I love
comparing him to France’s wartime butter, cream and wine,” he said, “not
saviour and dominant postwar leader. little peas cut into four.”
A giant in a nation that prides itself And he drew the line at some of
as the beating heart of gastronomy, (FILES) French chef Paul Bocuse posing during the international culinary competition (AFP) Nouvelle Cuisine’s excesses, shun-
Bocuse was France’s only chef to 2011.” A great upholder of tradition He slept in the same room where ning its extreme minimalism.
keep the Michelin food bible’s cov- as well as an innovator, several of he was born, and managed to main- Even so, the movement’s insis-
eted three-star rating through more his trademark dishes at the Auberge tain a relationship with his wife Ray- tence on the freshest of ingredients
than four decades. remained unchanged for decades in- monde and at least two lovers. and the introduction of technology
The heart of his empire, L’Auberge cluding the black truffle soup he cre- “I love women and we live too into the kitchen helped pave the way
de Collonges au Mont D’Or, his fa- ated for French president Valery Gis- long these days to spend one’s entire for the “chemistry set cuisine” which
ther’s village inn near Lyon in food- card d’Estaing in 1975, who named life with just one,” Bocuse told the now dominates fine dining.
obsessed southeastern France, earned him a commander of the Legion of Daily Telegraph in 2005. “It was a real revolution,” said
three stars in 1965, and never lost a Honour. Polygamy was part of his huge ap- Simon. “They coined a concept that
single one. Born into a family of cooks since petite for life, he insisted. Married to came at exactly the right moment --
“Monsieur Paul,” as he was 1765, Bocuse began his apprentice- Raymonde since 1946, he also shared at a time when gastronomy was a bit
known, was named “chef of the cen- ship at the age of 16 and came to his life with Raymone -- with whom dull and heavy and not sexy at all.”
tury” by Michelin’s rival guide, the epitomise a certain type of French he had a son -- and Patricia, who “Bocuse is respected for the fact
Gault-Millau in 1989, and again by epicurean -- a lover of fine wine, food looked after his image for the last 40 he kept things in proportion,” said
The Culinary Institute of America in and women. years. France-based critic Rosa Jackson.

Egypt faced multiple challenges after the long years of turmoil Police said Saturday
Former armed forces chief to challenge Egypt’s Sisi Two Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines
A former Egyptian armed forces chief damning report that put the losses Two Indonesian fishermen have been picked up the two. Officials would
of staff said on Saturday that he will from graft at more than $100 billion. released by Islamic militants after not say if ransom, a frequent motive
challenge fellow military man Abdel Anan served as armed forces chief of more than a year in captivity in the for such abductions, was paid in this
Fattah al-Sisi for the presidency in staff from 2005 until he was retired southern Philippines, police said Sat- case.
March. by Morsi in 2012 and analysts said urday. The Abu Sayyaf is a loose network
General Sami Anan’s announce- his candidacy might attract Egyptians There were no official comments of militants formed in the 1990s with
ment came just hours after Sisi pub- nostalgic for the relative stability of on the physical condition of the two seed money from Osama bin Laden’s
licly confirmed he would seek a sec- the Mubarak era. When the longtime who were snatched from their fish- Al-Qaeda network, and has earned
ond term in the March 26-28 election, strongman was forced to step down by ing vessel in the waters between the millions of dollars from banditry and
the third since the 2011 overthrow of the Arab spring protests of 2011, he southern Philippines and Malaysia in kidnappings-for-ransom, often tar-
longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak. ceded power to the Supreme Council November 2016, a police statement getting foreigners.
In a video posted on Facebook, of Armed Forces (SCAF), an interim said. The group is based in the strife-
Anan said he would seek to correct executive made up of 20 generals in The two were reportedly turned torn southern islands like Jolo but its
the “wrong policies” that had been which Anan served as number two. over by a “concerned citizen” late members have sometimes crossed the
adopted since Sisi ousted elected The top post was held by Field Thursday to a former governor on the southern maritime borders to carry
Islamist president Mohamed Morsi Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, southern island of Jolo, a longtime out attacks in Malaysia. This has
when commander in chief in 2013. the army commander in chief who haunt of the Abu Sayyaf extremist prompted Malaysia and Indonesia
He said Egypt faced multiple chal- was replaced by Sisi at the same time group, some of whose members have to join forces with the Philippines in
lenges after the long years of turmoil, that Anan was retired. pledged allegiance to the Islamic boosting its sea patrols in the area. In-
including deteriorating living condi- Would-be candidates for the presi- State group, the statement added. The donesian embassy officials could not
tions and a jihadist insurgency in the dency must register with the National ex-governor called the police who be contacted for comment.
Sinai Peninsula. Elections Authority by January 29.
“This is all the result of wrong pol- Several prominent figures who had
icies which have put all the responsi- been seen as potential challengers to
bilities on the armed forces without Sisi had already ruled themselves out
rational policies that would enable even before registrations opened on
the civilian sector of the state to carry Saturday.
out its role in full, alongside the role Former prime minister Ahmed
of the armed forces,” he said. Shafiq said on January 7 that he
Anan said he had already put in would not stand, reversing a pledge
place a team of civilians to support he made from the United Arab Emir-
his bid, including Hisham Geneina, ates in November. Shafiq had disap-
a former head of Egypt’s anti-cor- peared for 24 hours after being de-
ruption watchdog who was sacked ported to Egypt last month following
by Sisi in 2016 after publishing a years in exile in the UAE.

Page 3 Sunday January 21, 2018
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such misgivings to stake out an al- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and move up the political agenda world- AT&T
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change. Monetary Fund (IMF) will present delegates this year, the highest ever Chevron
A year on, Trump will be closing in Davos an updated overview of the proportion, if still relatively meagre. Cisco Systems
the conference with a speech next global economy, which is indeed ex- They include IMF chief Christine La- Coca Cola
Friday. panding at a broad and healthy clip. garde, IBM head Ginni Rometty and Dupont
He faced a budget mess at home, But ahead of the meetings, a WEF screen star Cate Blanchett. Exxon Mobil
where the US government officially survey of nearly 1,000 experts and Cue another clash of visions given General Electric
shut down on Saturday after lawmak- decision-makers underlined growing the presence of Trump, whose elec- H.P.
ers failed to agree a stop-gap spend- anxiety about the risks of environ- tion campaign in 2016 was nearly up- Home Depot
ing deal. mental disaster and armed conflict ended late on by a leaked recording in IBM
The president is relishing his role -- not least involving North Korea which he boasted of groping women. Intel
as apostate-in-chief bent on demol- and the United States, after months of And there will be no shortage of Johnson & Johnson
ishing the pieties held dear by the bellicose rhetoric from Trump. movers and shakers from Africa in JPMorgan
WEF, which is drawing some 70 Douglas Rediker, a senior fellow at attendance, should the president wish Kraft Heinz Co
other leaders along with thousands of the Brookings Institution in Washing- to explain his recent reported dis- McDonalds
delegates from the worlds of industry, ton who was appointed by Trump’s missal of countries across Africa as Merck & Co
finance and show business, plus pro- predecessor Barack Obama to the “shitholes”. Microsoft
testers opposed to the US president. IMF’s executive board, said there The politicians will join the chiefs Pfizer
The property mogul’s final election was no way to reconcile the WEF’s of some 1,900 companies to debate a Procter & Gamble
campaign advertisement of Novem- globalist outlook and the Trump dog- panoply of issues such as the future Travelers Cos
ber 2016 made the distinction brutally ma. “It will be a jarring visit even if of work in an age of automation and United Tech.
clear, casting himself as the defender the president is on his best diplomatic artificial intelligence, tackling “the Verizon
of hard-working Americans against behaviour. And that’s a big if,” Re- next pandemic”, and leveraging the Wal-Mart
“global special interests”, over im- diker said. potential of virtual currencies. Walt Disney
Toronto’s homicide unit, which took over the investigation into the “suspicious” deaths
Canada pharma tycoon and wife were murdered, private detectives say
Private investigators hired by the hanged himself by the pool’s edge, The team concluded that the cou- not been granted access to the house,
children of late Canadian pharma- Canadian media reported in Decem- ple was strangled to death with men’s according to the Star, which quoted
ceutical tycoon Barry Sherman con- ber, citing a police source. Sherman’s leather belts found around their necks sources as saying that there was no
cluded that he and his wife were four children however said that a attached to a bar at the edge of the damage or other evidence inside
murdered, the Toronto Star reported murder-suicide made no sense, and pool. pointing to a home invasion.
Saturday. hired criminal lawyer Brian Greens- Sources close to the family probe And though both the police and
The 75-year-old chairman of Apo- pan to help, the Star reported. used words like “professional,” “con- private detectives canvassed nearby
tex and his 70-year-old wife Honey Greenspan in turn hired private tract killing,” and “staged homicide” home for surveillance video, “noth-
were found dead in their Toronto detectives and asked for a second to describe the couple’s death, the ing has come from a study” of the
home on December 15. Apotex is autopsy, which was carried out by a Star said. The private detectives have footage, the Star said.
the largest maker of generic drugs in forensic pathologist on December 20,
Canada, and the Shermans’ fortune just before the funeral.
was estimated at more than $3 billion. The pathologist and the detectives, Foreign Exchange
Toronto’s homicide unit, which which included former Toronto ho-
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wife Honey, hung her body and then sign of drug use.

Page 4 Sunday January 21, 2018
“We will have a new president in the coming weeks” In DR Congo
S.Africa’s ANC vows change as Zuma exit looms Cost of funerals is a crippling
South Africa’s ruling ANC party said office as president, while Ramaphosa rious corruption. Many graft allega-
Saturday it would “act decisively” to heads the ruling ANC party. tions against Zuma have centred on burden for the bereaved
rebuild its reputation, as local media “(Party) officials, led by President the wealthy Gupta family that is ac- In Kinshasa, perhaps just one thing
reported that President Jacob Zuma Ramaphosa, will continue their en- cused of unfairly obtaining lucrative beats the cost of living -- and that’s
could soon be forced from office. gagement with President Jacob Zuma government contracts and even being the cost of being dead.
Zuma has been under growing to ensure effective coordination be- able to chose ministerial appoint- Since the start of the year, funer-
pressure to resign since he was re- tween the ANC and government,” ments. Zuma’s closest allies still hold als have become a common sight in
placed as head of the African Na- it said. The News 24 website said senior positions in the party, and he the Democratic Republic of Congo’s
tional Congress in December by his the party meeting on Thursday and could in theory remain president until capital, the tragic outcome of floods,
deputy Cyril Ramaphosa. Friday had decided that Zuma must the 2019 election that marks the end cholera and political violence.
Signalling a clear shift in power, leave office, but that no exact time- of his second and final term in office. But for many bereaved, the loss
Ramaphosa on Saturday announced line had been agreed. His hold over the ANC was shaken of a loved-one also comes with the
a new board for Eskom, the troubled “We will have a new president in when his chosen successor -- his for- dread of the astronomical bill -- as
state-owned power company that has the coming weeks,” it quoted one un- mer wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma much as a year’s wages -- for saying
been linked to graft allegations. named party member at the meeting -- lost out to Ramaphosa in the close- farewell to them.
Zuma’s presidency has been en- as predicting. ly-fought race to be party leader. The morgue, the wake, the burial,
gulfed by corruption scandals and a Eskom’s struggle to repay loans Zuma, 75, could leave office either catering for mourners and receiving
weakening economy, with the party on its massive debts is seen as one of by resigning, through losing a motion far-flung relatives... put this lot to-
losing public support ahead of next the biggest threats to South Africa’s of no-confidence in parliament or im- gether, and the bill typically tots up to
year’s general election. economy. peachment proceedings. around $2,500 dollars (2,000 euros).
Ramaphosa’s supporters are keen Naming a new board was Rama- He could also be recalled by the By way of comparison, a super-
for him to take over as president im- phosa’s first major public move to ANC, forcing him to step down. market employee in Kinshasa earns
mediately and try to revive the econ- tackle the multiple fiscal challenges Whoever is president on February between $100 and $150 a month,
omy before the election, when the that face the country after nine years 8 will deliver the annual state of the while the average civil service wage
ANC could lose its dominance for the of Zuma’s rule. nation address to parliament -- provid- is about $200 a month.
first time since the end of apartheid. “We are confident this intervention ing one deadline for political manoeu- The grieving family of Jose Fataki,
“The ANC must act decisively will restore the important contribu- vering. Ramaphosa, 65, is a former the humble driver of a motorcycle
and with determination to rebuild the tion Eskom makes to our economy,” trade unionist who led talks to end taxi, has been faced with a heavy bur-
bond of trust between our people and Ramaphosa said in a statement re- white-minority rule in the early 1990s den after he was killed on the side-
the movement,” the party said after a leased on the presidential website. and then became a multi-millionaire lines of a protest march on December
two-day meeting of its senior mem- “We are determined to address the businessman before returning to poli- 31.
bers. damage that has been done to this in- tics. The ANC, which has ruled since The dead man’s nephew, lawyer
The statement also addressed criti- stitution.” The statement added that 1994 when Nelson Mandela won the Eric Fataki, said relatives raised the
cism that South Africa currently has the new board would sack at least first multi-racial election, recorded its equivalent of $620 to pay for the
two centres of power -- Zuma still in two Eskom executives accused of se- worst-ever results in 2016 local polls. body to be prepared and laid out for
mourners in a canvas marquee next to
“In Kinshasa, there are more than 800 registered halls” a public hall.
In an adjoining area, Martine Mu-
In DR Congo, cost of funerals is a crippling burden for the bereaved jinga watched over the body of her
In Kinshasa, perhaps just one thing $520,” Mujinga said. “The state takes of coffin. The cheapest models sell deceased sister Julie, whose life was
beats the cost of living -- and that’s a share of $20 for every wake” in a for about $250, while a luxury casket claimed by illness. “The hall cost us
the cost of being dead. public hall, the manager of a venue in can cost more than $1,000. $520,” Mujinga said.
Since the start of the year, funer- the poor Matete district of Kinshasa Jose Fataki’s family bought a cof- “The state takes a share of $20 for
als have become a common sight in told AFP. fin worth $700. “This was thanks to every wake” in a public hall, the man-
the Democratic Republic of Congo’s As hundreds of wakes are held ev- assistance from Kinshasa civic au- ager of a venue in the poor Matete
capital, the tragic outcome of floods, ery day in the city of some 10 mil- thorities, the church and contribu- district of Kinshasa told AFP.
cholera and political violence. lion people, there are rich rewards tions from family members,” Eric As hundreds of wakes are held ev-
But for many bereaved, the loss for venues that are transformed into explained. But the bill continues to ery day in the city of some 10 mil-
of a loved-one also comes with the temporary funeral parlours. rise. Transporting the body from the lion people, there are rich rewards
dread of the astronomical bill -- as “In Kinshasa, there are more than morgue to the funeral parlour and for venues that are transformed into
much as a year’s wages -- for saying 800 registered halls,” according to then on to the cemetery can cost any- temporary funeral parlours.
farewell to them. the provincial minister of finance, thing between $100 and $500. “In Kinshasa, there are more than
The morgue, the wake, the burial, Guy Matondo. Such premises also Retired civil servant Kulube chose 800 registered halls,” according to
catering for mourners and receiving frequently serve for more cheerful to rent an ordinary vehicle for $22, the provincial minister of finance,
far-flung relatives... put this lot to- activities, such as weddings, con- rather than pay for a hearse, which Guy Matondo. Such premises also
gether, and the bill typically tots up to certs and conferences. The bill to pay was “beyond the reach” of his budget. frequently serve for more cheerful
around $2,500 dollars (2,000 euros). due respect to the dead starts at the At funerals that draw a large num- activities, such as weddings, con-
By way of comparison, a super- morgue. Benoit Kulube, a retired ber of mourners, families also rent certs and conferences. The bill to pay
market employee in Kinshasa earns government worker, said he had to buses to transport members of the due respect to the dead starts at the
between $100 and $150 a month, pay more than $100 to preserve the clan and friends from the funeral par- morgue. Benoit Kulube, a retired
while the average civil service wage body of his 17-year-old son, a victim lour to the cemetery. government worker, said he had to
is about $200 a month. of the cholera outbreak in Kinshasa, During the wake and the days lead- pay more than $100 to preserve the
The grieving family of Jose Fataki, made worse by flooding in unsanitary ing up to the burial, sometimes later, body of his 17-year-old son, a victim
the humble driver of a motorcycle districts. the family of the deceased is expected of the cholera outbreak in Kinshasa,
taxi, has been faced with a heavy bur- For the poorest families, a night- to feed all the guests. “This is the cus- made worse by flooding in unsanitary
den after he was killed on the side- marish vicious circle begins -- they tom,” Kulube said. “They (the guests) districts. For the poorest families,
lines of a protest march on December need to pay to keep the body in the also chip in financially.” a nightmarish vicious circle begins
31. morgue while trying to raise enough But there are unwelcome intrud- -- they need to pay to keep the body
The dead man’s nephew, lawyer money for the funeral. ers who read the funeral announce- in the morgue while trying to raise
Eric Fataki, said relatives raised the As the clock ticks, many turn in ments of the day and then show up to enough money for the funeral.
equivalent of $620 to pay for the desperation to relatives who live and tuck into the food and drink. “Most As the clock ticks, many turn in
body to be prepared and laid out for work in the European diaspora, if of those who come never knew the desperation to relatives who live
mourners in a canvas marquee next to there are any. deceased closely or distantly,” writer and work in the European diaspora,
a public hall. To have his son embalmed, cur- Tsitenghe Lubabu raged on the web- if there are any. To have his son em-
In an adjoining area, Martine Mu- rently a trendy practice in Kinshasa, site of news magazine Jeune Afrique. balmed, currently a trendy practice in
jinga watched over the body of her Kulube paid a further $50. Then there “For them, there is no shame in Kinshasa, Kulube paid a further $50.
deceased sister Julie, whose life was was his expenditure for new clothes pinching from the plates, whatever Then there was his expenditure for
claimed by illness. “The hall cost us for the body. Next comes the choice the circumstances,” he wrote. new clothes for the body.

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“For me it was really special also to have Jacqueline on the podium too” Golf
Vonn becomes oldest downhill winner in Cortina Pieters and Fisher share Abu
Dhabi Championship lead
US skier Lindsey Vonn made his- Cortina sunshine,” said Vonn after Thomas Pieters and Ross Fisher are
tory Saturday by becoming the old- her 20th podium finish in the Italian joint leaders going into the final day
est winner of a women’s World Cup resort, second only to her 25 in Lake of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Champion-
downhill race in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Louise. She also hailed the progress ship, while a rejuvenated Rory McIl-
racking up her 79th World Cup career made by her protegee, 25-year-old roy is snapping at their heels.
victory aged 33. Wiles. “For me it was really special Pieters, of Belgium, shot a five-un-
Vonn, who came second in Friday’s also to have Jacqueline on the podi- der par round of 67, while England’s
first run, blazed down her favourite um too,” she added. Fisher shot a 65 to share pole position
Olympia delle Tofane course in 1min “I supported her when she didn’t at 17-under par after 54 holes.
36.48sec to beat Liechtenstein’s Tina have the money to continue in the McIlroy, returning to professional
Weirather by 0.92sec with another World Cup and she’s part of my foun- golf after a layoff of more than three
American, Jacqueline Wiles third at dation.” months, matched Fisher’s 65 to finish
0.98. Vonn, the first skier to record a one shot behind the leading duo.
It was Vonn’s 12th World Cup World Cup win in 15th consecutive England’s 23-year-old Matthew
win in the Italian dolomites -- six in years, is closing in on the all-time Fitzpatrick put together a stunning
downhill and six in Super-G -- and World Cup record of 86 victories held run of nine birdies in his first 12
40th of her career in downhill. by Ingemar Stenmark between 1974 holes in a nine-under par 63 round
It also saw her overtake Elisabeth and 1989. to jump to tied fourth place at 15-un-
Goergl as the oldest winner of a But she said her mind was more on der, where he was later joined by the
women’s World Cup downhill -- the the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics defending champion and compatriot
Austrian was 32 years and 325 days that begin on February 9. Tommy Fleetwood (67).
old when she won in Altenmarkt in Lindsey Vonn (Photo AFP) “My focus is so much on the World No1 Dustin Johnson was
2014 while Vonn turned 33 in Octo- after the Super-G in Val d’Isere last Olympics I haven’t been thinking of five behind the leaders following a
ber last year. month, as she builds momentum to- it this season,” she said. third-round 68.
“Mentally I feel like it’s the first wards the Pyeongchang Games. “It’s nice to get closer to that re- McIlroy made eight birdies against
podium I got back in 2004,” said And Vonn has a chance to add cord. After the Olympics I’ll try and a solitary bogey –- on the 15th hole,
Vonn. “I have the same motivation, to her tally in Cortina in Sunday’s get closer to that record and hopefully his first of the tournament –- and was
drive, excitement, the only thing that Super-G. “When she’s here, she’s have more wins before I retire.” delighted with his performance.
has changed is my body is not as almost impossible to beat,” said Wei- Goggia failed in her bid for a third “All in all, it was another great
good as it was but that doesn’t mean I rather, who claimed her fifth podium straight downhill win as she tumbled round and another really good confi-
can’t still win. of the season. on the first part of the run, but she still dence builder.
“I just takes more energy and moti- Vonn lost on Friday when an er- holds top spot in the overall downhill Not just for this week, but for the
vation to hold it together. I’ll keep go- ror cost her victory to Sofia Goggia standings. Mikaela Shiffrin, the over- rest of the season as well,” said Mc-
ing as long as my old knee holds out.” of Italy. But she made no mistake on all World Cup leader, was third on Ilroy, whose last win was the Tour
It was the 2010 Olympic downhill Saturday. “It was good clean skiing Friday and trailed in seventh position Championship on the PGA Tour in
champion’s second win of the season today. A beautiful day, normal perfect 24 hours later, 1.45sec behind Vonn. September 2016.
“Winning would mean a lot. It has
Rallying “I was hoping I could play at that level” felt like a while since I’ve won. I’m
Sainz survives dunes Federer keeps hunt for Slam number 20 on track excited to get back on the horse and
give myself another chance tomor-
to win Dakar Defending champion Roger Federer I’m happy to have done it the way it row.”
continued his dominance over Rich-
happened. I was pleased. I think I had
The 25-year-old Pieters, one of
Spanish veteran Carlos Sainz ard Gasquet to reach the round of 16 some good shots. I was happy the way the game’s longest hitters off the
clinched overall victory in the 2018 at the Australian Open on Saturday I played. I also thought we both played tee, was disappointed not to make a
Dakar Rally on Saturday, finishing and keep his quest for a 20th Grand a good level again, so it was fun.” birdie on the par-5 18th hole, where
safely after the 14th and final stage Slam title on track. Federer, who did not face a break his playing partner Fisher took ad-
around Cordoba in Argentina for his The Swiss star beat the Frenchman point in 26 games, lost his only serve vantage with a birdie of his own to
second win in the race. 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 in just under two hours in the match late in the third set on draw level.
The 55-year-old, the father of Re- in a night match on Rod Laver Arena. his second break point, such was his Pieters did make a par on the 18th
nault Formula One driver Carlos Federer has unheralded Hungarian dominance. to extend his bogey-free streak to
Sainz Jr, ended atop the overall stand- and one-time training partner Marton “I like to see the way he saved 42 holes and said: “I missed a lot of
ings ahead of a pair of Toyota drivers Fucsovics up next and a potential match point. The first one was a back- putts today, but I think I played pretty
-- two-time winner Nasser Al-Attiyah quarter-final with Tomas Berdych, hand down the line,” Federer said of good.
of Qatar and Giniel de Villiers in who upset Juan Martin Del Porto in Gasquet late resistance. “Feels like he “The back nine I played very good
third. South African De Villers won straight sets earlier Saturday. can do that in his sleep. I admire that. but couldn’t really make a putt. The
the final stage to ensure he complet- Federer, rated the favourite to win I take pleasure out of him making 18th was pretty disappointing. I
ed the podium ahead of defending his 20th major even at the venerable that shot even though for a second I didn’t hit many good shots there but
champion Stephane Peterhansel, who age of 36, progressed to the fourth thought that this could have been the it’s still nice to make a par on the last
had seen his top-three hopes all but round at the Australian Open for the match point I had and end up losing after the mess I made.”
ended when he hit a tree and lost 40 16th time. The Swiss has only lost the match.” Fisher, who started with three
minutes on Saturday. twice to the stylish Frenchman in The Swiss legend broke Gasquet’s birdies in his first four holes, will be
Finishing ninth on the day, Sainz their 19 meetings, winning all their serve five times and hit 42 winners paired with Pieters for the fourth suc-
retained a huge 43 minutes and 40 four Grand Slam encounters. with 30 unforced errors. cessive round Sunday and was look-
seconds advantage on arrival at the Significantly, Gasquet hasn’t won a He improved his Australian Open ing forward to the challenge.
end of the 40th edition. set against Federer since 2011, a run record to 90-13. Federer is coming “I felt like I played really solid
“That was the toughest of all the of 22 sets to the Swiss. off an extraordinary 2017, when he again. Only dropped one shot and I
Dakar Rallies I have raced, but I put “I was able to stay more on the of- won a fifth Australian Open title and can’t remember where that was. I
the foot down where I had to and fensive than he was and maybe I was a record eighth at Wimbledon, after was in the moment, in the zone, just
maintained my concentration,” Sainz protecting my own serve better than returning from an injury lay-off. playing one shot at a time,” said the
said. Having only finished the rally him,” Federer said. It was in Melbourne a year ago 37-year-old, who has risen to 31st in
once since his first win in 2010, Sainz “I was hoping I could play at that where he lit the fuse on his late-life the world rankings after a good run of
put in a steady performance on the level. I’m very happy that I was able tennis renaissance, beating Berdych, recent form.
sand dunes, explaining “the strategy to rise to a level that I needed to beat Kei Nishikori, Mischa Zverev and “Just having a chance to win the
was to take it easy there” before pow- Richard. “It was tough. The score Stan Wawrinka before downing great first event on the European Tour sea-
ering into a clear lead on the high- shows it, as well. I could have done it rival Rafael Nadal in a five-set final son, is exciting and I am looking for-
speed stages. maybe a bit faster. “At the same time classic. ward to the challenge.”

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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-
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21 I see 16 Charleston locale
22 Frequency modulation 17 Tine
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25 Allergy medicine 23 Montana (abbr.)
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30 No.'s opposite 26 Spelling contest
31 Attorney General (abbr.) 27 U.S. Department of Agriculture
32 33 34 32 "To the right!" 28 In the near future
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18 Terminal abbr. 11 Libel
19 Milliliter 13 Big Apple (abbr.)
20 Mrs.'s companion 15 Pop
21 I see 16 Charleston locale
22 Frequency modulation 17 Tine
24 Card game 22 Adjust
25 Allergy medicine 23 Montana (abbr.)
29 Fisherman's tool 24 United States (abbr.)
30 No.'s opposite 26 Spelling contest
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Fitness Center 6 am – 9 pm daily
Each of our cardio stations is equipped with a
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bottled water for your visit. Maintain your fitness

regimen or start a new one with guidance from our

personal trainers! A visit to the Spa at Hacienda Beach Club and Residences is a journey into a world of

sensation, beauty and balance. The Spa’s serene desert garden environment creates an
Fitness Class Schedule atmosphere of luxury with a sense of place and invites guests to relax while restoring a
connection with the natural rhythms of life. Poised amid the historic architecture and
Monday, January 15 traditional decor of Hacienda, and the vibrant colors and textures of Cabo San Lucas,
the Spa offers a peaceful haven for physical, mental, and emotional renewal.
Yoga: 8:00 am-9:00 am

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

Tuesday, January 16 Customized Anti-oxidant Facial
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Wednesday, January 17 of organic Rose and Pomegranate to create the
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Thursday, January 18 smooth fine lines, firm, and renew elasticity of the
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Mat Pilates: 10:30am-11:30 am powerful antioxidants which fight free radical
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