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Hacienda Times Digest Feb 14

February 14th, 2017

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Fitness Class Schedule
Fitness Center 6 am – 9 pm daily
Each of our cardio stations is equipped with a
television. We supply headphones, towels and
bottled water for your visit. Maintain your fitness
regimen or start a new one with guidance from our
personal trainers! A visit to the Spa at Hacienda Beach Club and Residences is a journey into a world of
sensation, beauty and balance. The Spa’s serene desert garden environment creates an
Fitness Class Schedule atmosphere of luxury with a sense of place and invites guests to relax while restoring a
connection with the natural rhythms of life. Poised amid the historic architecture and
traditional decor of Hacienda, and the vibrant colors and textures of Cabo San Lucas,
Monday, January 13 the Spa offers a peaceful haven for physical, mental, and emotional renewal.
Functional Training: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:30 am- 10:30 am Hacienda Signature Ritual

Tuesday, January 14 Inspired by the rhythms and formations abundantly present in nature, this
Strong by Zumba: 8:00 am – 9:00 am beautiful ritual brings balance and harmony to the mind and body. Like the ocean
waves and delicate patterns in the sea shells, the body´s energy undulates and
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am– 11:30 am
spirals, creating the
vibrancy and power
Wednesday, February 15
inherent in each of
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 8:30 am- 9:30 am
us. This ritual will
Restorative Stretch: 10:00 am-11:00 am
awaken and

stimulate that energy,
Thursday, February 16 release the tensions
Spinning: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
built up in daily life, and promote overall well-being. The experience begins with
Yoga: 9:30am-10:30 am
a welcoming foot cleanse, followed by a purifying exfoliation, continued by a

deep massage to relieve tension and expand the breath. We use herbal
Friday, February 17
compresses with traditional medicinal plants to reach areas of profound tension
Functional Training: 9:00 am-10:00 am
and release blocked energy, while pure essential oils nourish and replenish,
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am- 11:30 am
leaving you feeling refreshed and vibrant.

Saturday, February 18
2hrs.. - $270 USD + TAX
Spinning: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mat Pilates: 10:30 am- 11:30 am

Sunday, February 19
Strong by Zumba: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Gentleman´s Facial

A deep cleansing and therapeutic facial
designed for the unique skin care needs of
Private classes men. It includes exfoliation and a soothing
Hacienda Spa offers personal training classes mask to help repair the damage caused by the
upon request. environment, daily shaving, skin sensitivities,
and aging.
This treatment leaves the skin refreshed and

80 minutes - $170 USD + TAX

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Tarifa X 1 Ronda

Julio - Octubre 31, 2016
Tarifa Pública $180 USD Tarifa Paquete $110 USD

Noviembre 1-Diciembre 25, 2016 Tarifa Paquete $125 USD
Tarifa Pública $210 USD

Diciembre 26, 2016 –Mayo 15, 2017 Tarifa Paquete $150 USD
Tarifa Pública $245 USD

Tarifa X 1 Ronda

Julio - Octubre 31, 2016 Tarifa Paquete $85 USD
Tarifa Pública $140 USD

Noviembre 1-Diciembre 25, 2016 Tarifa Paquete $95 USD
Tarifa Pública $160 USD

Diciembre 26, 2016 –Mayo 15, 2017 Tarifa Paquete $115 USD
Tarifa Pública $190 USD

Nota: Tarifas en dólares americanos, IVA incluido.
El green fee Incluye: carrito compartido por ronda de golf (Con GPS) , uso del área de práctica previo a
la ronda y agua embotellada.


Tarifa X 1 Ronda

Julio - Octubre 31, 2016 Tarifa Paquete $115 USD
Tarifa Pública $195 USD

Noviembre 1-Diciembre 25, 2016 Tarifa Paquete $140 USD
Tarifa Pública $230 USD

Diciembre 26, 2016 –Mayo 15, 2017 Tarifa Paquete $165 USD
Tarifa Pública $ 275 USD

Nota: Tarifas en dólares americanos, IVA incluido.

El green fee Incluye: carrito compartido por ronda de golf (Con GPS) , uso del área de
práctica previo a la ronda, agua embotellada, estaciones de comida y bebida .

FROM THE PAGES OF midnight in New York

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017 FROM THE PAGES OF © 2017 The New York Times
Terror Suspect in Yemen to Test Trump FACING SCRUTINY

WASHINGTON — The Trump has repeatedly said that terror- prosecutors and law enforcement OVER RUSSIA CALL
administration is considering ists should not be prosecuted in dedicated to eradicating terror-
what to do about a suspected ter- civilian courts and, as recently ism around the world,” said Glen FLYNN RESIGNS
rorist for Al Qaeda being held in as his confirmation hearing, said A. Kopp, a former federal prose-
Yemen, a decision that presents the prison at Guantánamo Bay cutor in Manhattan.
an early test of President Donald should be kept open. The F.B.I. and Justice Depart-
J. Trump’s campaign pledge to The case also could prompt a ment declined to comment. Jus- WASHINGTON — Michael T.
send terrorism suspects to the decision as the Trump adminis- tice Department prosecutors Flynn, the national security adviser,
military prison at Guantánamo tration is considering an exec- have expressed confidence in resigned on Monday night after it
Bay, Cuba. utive order that would make it internal discussions that they was revealed that he had misled Vice
The suspect, known as Abu clear that newly captured ter- can win a criminal trial against President Mike Pence and top White
Khaybar, was captured last fall rorism suspects will be sent to Khaybar, according to one former House officials about his conversa-
in Yemen and is being held there Guantánamo Bay. The United senior Obama administration of- tions with the Russian ambassador
by a third country, according to States has not sent a prisoner ficial who helped review the case. to the United States, according to a
four current and former senior there since 2008. Khaybar is one of many peo- person close to
administration officials. The But trying to send Khaybar to ple the United States is trying the Trump ad-
circumstances of his detention Guantánamo Bay would put the to track, capture and prosecute. ministration.
are not clear, but he is wanted on administration at odds with ca- Two American security officials Flynn, who
terrorism charges in New York, reer Justice Department prose- said Khaybar’s case had come to served for less
officials said. cutors and F.B.I. agents, who say a head first, with others expected than a month,
Khaybar, who is about 40, pres- the criminal courts have proven to follow. stepped down af-
ents an important legal and pol- more adept than military com- It is not clear whether Sessions ter reports that he
icy test for Trump, who said the missions at handling terrorism has been briefed on the case since had spoken to the
Obama administration was too cases. taking office last week. Under ambassador in Michael T.
soft on terrorists and promised The military tribunal system the system in place for the last December about Flynn
to fill the prison in Cuba with “bad has been troubled by setbacks. A several years, President Barack American sanc-
dudes.” decade and a half after the Sept. Obama made such decisions af- tions against Russia, weeks before
Khaybar’s suspected affili- 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, none of ter hearing from senior officials Trump’s inauguration. Flynn had de-
ation with Al Qaeda gives the the men charged in that plot have across the government. It is un- nied that he had any substantive con-
United States clear authority to even gone to trial. known whether the Trump ad- versations with Ambassador Sergey
hold him in the military prison. “I think it would be extreme- ministration will follow the same I. Kislyak, and Pence repeated that
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ly demoralizing to the efforts of process. (NYT) claim on television this month.
But on Monday, a former admin-
Trump’s New Setting for Security Crisis: Public istration official said the Justice
Department last month warned the
White House that Flynn had not
WASHINGTON — President graphs to Facebook as the two to a more private location. been fully forthright about his con-
Donald J. Trump and his top leaders and their staff members Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of versations with the ambassador.
aides coordinated their response reviewed documents and worked Rhode Island and Tom Udall of As a result, the Justice Department
to North Korea’s missile test Sat- on their laptops, using cellphones New Mexico, Democrats who feared that Flynn could be vulnera-
urday night in full view of diners as flashlights. have called for Trump’s club to ble to blackmail by Moscow.
at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in “HOLY MOLY !!! It was fasci- release a list of its members, de- Officials said Pence has told others
Florida — a remarkable public nating to watch the flurry of activ- nounced the president on Mon- in the White House that he believes
display of presidential activity ity at dinner when the news came day for discussing the North Ko- Flynn lied to him by saying he had
that is almost always conducted that North Korea had launched a rean missile launch in the open. not discussed the topic of sanctions
in highly secure settings. missile in the direction of Japan,” “This is America’s foreign poli- on a call with the Russian ambassa-
The scene — of aides huddled DeAgazio wrote later on Face- cy, not this week’s episode of ‘Sat- dor in late December. Even the mere
over their computers and the book, describing how the two urday Night Live,’” the senators discussion of policy represents a re-
president on his cellphone at his leaders “conferred and then went said in a statement. “We urge our markable breach of protocol.
club’s terrace — was captured into another room for a hastily ar- Republican colleagues to start The F.B.I. has been examining
by a club member dining not far ranged press conference.” taking this administration’s rash Flynn’s phone calls as he has come
away and published in pictures on “Wow.....the center of the ac- and unprofessional conduct se- under growing scrutiny about his
his Facebook account. The images tion!!!” DeAgazio wrote in the riously before there are conse- interactions with Russian officials
also show Trump conferring with post. The scene at Mar-a-Lago quences we all regret.” and his management of the National
his guest at the resort, Shinzo Abe, was first reported by CNN. DeA- Republican senators also Security Council. The blackmail risk
the Japanese prime minister. gazio did not respond to a call seemed puzzled by the president’s envisioned by the Justice Depart-
Shortly before the club mem- seeking comment. actions. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., ment would stem directly from Fly-
ber, Richard DeAgazio, who The fact that the national se- said, “Usually that’s not a place nn’s attempt to cover his tracks with
joined Trump’s club recently, curity incident had played out in where you do that kind of thing.” his bosses. The Russians knew what
snapped the pictures, North Ko- public view drew swift condem- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., could had been said on the call; thus, if they
rea test-fired a ballistic missile nation from Democrats, who said barely find words. “Can’t make it wanted Flynn to do something, they
into the sea off its eastern coast. it was irresponsible for Trump up,” he said. MICHAEL D. SHEAR could threaten to expose the lie if he
DeAgazio posted his photo- not to have moved his discussion and MAGGIE HABERMAN refused. (NYT)


India’s Air Quality Mother’s Loss: 3 Afghan Sons Dead in a Day

Surpasses China’s KABUL, Afghanistan — For remains of them — eventually danna — to ease the chronic head-

As the Deadliest years, Shaima has toiled to make a return home to children and fam- aches that keep her from sleeping
peacefully. She had no more tears
ilies. And to mothers like Shaima.
home for her family in a congested
district of Kabul, down a narrow Shaima’s husband was para- left to shed. And after days of wail-
NEW DELHI — India’s rapid- alley in the shadow of a mountain. lyzed for the last decades of his ing, her voice was coarse.
ly worsening air pollution is now The ramshackle house she life from disease. So she raised But she held herself up straight;
causing about 1.1 million people rents is filled with heirlooms, me- nine children, all but two of them she is a proud woman, proud to
to die prematurely each year, mentos of a home that was once sons, on her own. Shaima, whose have raised a dignified family in
surpassing China as the world’s filled with children, a husband, a husband died in 2013, has endured the face of such hardship.
deadliest, a new study of global thriving family. a life of difficulty and poverty, The three brothers, ages 18, 20,
air pollution shows. But for Shaima the objects are a working hard to ensure that her and 28, were buried next to each
The number of premature daily reminder of the losses eating other, up the mountain near their
deaths in China caused by dan- away at her: the clock ticking on home. The night they were bur-
gerous air particles, known as a wall painted lime green recently ied, there was a heavy snowfall.
PM2.5, has stabilized globally in in anticipation of a wedding that None of a woman’s By early morning, pristine snow
recent years but has risen sharply will never happen; the small met- nine children were lost blanketed the cemetery. There
in India, according to the report, al cups for holy water for a future were no foot marks, human or ani-
released jointly Tuesday by the pilgrimage to Mecca; the simple to crime or drugs. mal. The three graves had become
Health Effects Institute, a Bos- spatula kept as a mournful souve- part of the landscape.
ton research institute focused on nir and the many photographs of When security men like the
the health impacts of air pollution her sons. three brothers die, most of their
and the Institute of Health Met- “I washed this, and put it away,” children grew up into good people. deaths are denied at first by the
rics and Evaluation, a population she says, pulling the spatula from She worried that the boys might government. In recent years, the
health research center in Seattle. the cupboard. “I won’t lose this for become thieves or drug addicts, United States-led coalition fight-
India has registered an alarm- a hundred years, because Aman- like so many other young men. ing the Taliban has been drawn
ing increase of nearly 50 percent ullah’s hands touched this.” Then, she lost three of them on down to a small mission. As the
in premature deaths from partic- Mohammed Amanullah is one one day. Just like that. Afghans have taken charge of the
ulate matter between 1990 and of three sons, all police officers, Mohammed Zahir, who was war, the tally of deaths has been
2015, the report says. whom Shaima lost to war on the engaged to be married soon, and growing so fast that neither NA-
“You can almost think of this as same day last month, when Tali- Mohammed Jawed are the other TO nor the Afghan government
the perfect storm for India,” said ban militants attacked their out- two sons who died in the Taliban willingly discloses it.
Michael Brauer, a professor of post in Kandahar province. attack — their names added to the For just 11 months of 2016, 6,785
environment and health relation- Men are dying in record num- long roll of Afghan security force Afghan forces were killed, accord-
ships at the University of British bers in Afghanistan, in a 15-year members who perish year after ing to the United States Special
Columbia and an author of the war that both sides have said can- year. Inspector General for Recon-
study, in a telephone interview. not be won on the battlefield. On a recent snowy morning struction in Afghanistan. Another
He cited the confluence of rap- Often, they are men who have before the funeral for her sons, 11,777 men were wounded.
id industrialization, population exhausted every other opportuni- Shaima appeared exhausted. She That is only one side of the war.
growth and an aging populace in ty for an honest living, before sign- was wearing an immaculate white No one knows how many Taliban
India that is more susceptible to ing up for a gun and $200 a month. shawl, under which she had tight- died in the same period.
air pollution. When they die, they — or what ly wrapped her head with a ban- MUJIB MASHAL
As air pollution worsened in
parts of the world, including South In Brief
Asia, it improved in the United
States and Europe, the report
said, crediting policies to curb Mob Kills Eloped Afghan Lovers late the impoverished Palestinian coastal enclave
emissions, among other things. and portend a more aggressive stance against Isra-
The report includes an interac- An armed mob that included relatives of a young el. The new leader, Yehya Sinwar, in his mid-50s, is
tive website that provides coun- woman who had eloped with her lover stormed a said to have emerged after two weeks of secret elec-
try-by-country data on pollution police station holding the couple in eastern Afghan- tions within Hamas, the Islamist group that has con-
levels and the health and mortal- istan over the weekend, then dragged the lovers trolled the Gaza Strip for the past decade. He carries
ity effects. off and killed them, officials and witnesses said. a reputation as a harsh enforcer of loyalty within the
Environmental regulations in The woman, Fatiha, 18, was described as having group, and as an unstinting enemy of Israel. (NYT)
the United States and actions by been married against her will and eloping instead
the European Commission have with a young man, Hedayatullah, believed to be in
led to substantial progress in re- his early 20s, from a neighboring village in Wama Syria Said to Use Chlorine Bombs
ducing fine particulate pollution District of Nuristan Province. But on Saturday the
since 1990, the report said. police caught and arrested the couple on suspicion Syrian military helicopters systematically
The United States has expe- of adultery. Within hours an armed mob formed at dumped canisters of chlorine gas, a banned weapon,
rienced a reduction of about 27 the police station, led by Fatiha’s husband and his on residential areas of Aleppo at least eight times
percent in the average annual ex- family, but also including her brothers and cousins, late last year in the final weeks of the battle to retake
posure to fine particulate matter, the officials and witnesses said. (NYT) the city from rebels, Human Rights Watch said in a
with smaller declines in Europe. study released Monday. The assertions, if confirmed,
Yet, some 88,000 Americans Hard-Line Militant to Lead Hamas would represent one of the most egregious uses of
and 258,000 Europeans still face such outlawed weaponry in the war. It would amount
increased risks of premature A militant hard-liner who served more than 20 to a new level of impunity by the Syrian president,
death because of particulate lev- years in Israeli prisons has been chosen as the new Bashar al-Assad, who promised to never use chem-
els, the report said. leader of Hamas in Gaza, an official for the group ical arms under an international treaty the govern-
GEETA ANAND confirmed on Monday. The move could further iso- ment signed more than three years ago. (NYT)


Angry Town Hall Meetings, and Few Answers In Brief

PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Michelle tock was escorted by police offi- Donald J. Trump.
Roelandts had a question for her cers after a town-hall-style meet- Sensenbrenner, in an interview, Mnuchin Is Confirmed
congressman: If the Affordable ing this month; in Utah, the crowd attributed the turnout at his gath- As Treasury Secretary
Care Act and its premium subsi- chanted “Do your job!” at Rep. Ja- erings to “organized opposition by
dies were repealed, what would son Chaffetz, the chairman of the people who were on the losing side The Senate confirmed Steven
happen when her daughter turns Oversight Committee. At a meet- of the election.” T. Mnuchin, a former Goldman
26 this year and needs to get her ing last week, House Republicans The questions from voters on Sachs banker and Hollywood film
own health insurance while at- were advised on security precau- display this weekend at a series of financier, to be Treasury secre-
tending law school? tions so they would be prepared town-hall-style meetings in Wis- tary on Monday, putting in place
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, a du- for protesters at town-hall-style consin’s Fifth Congressional Dis- a key lieutenant to President
rable Wisconsin Republican who meetings or their district offices. trict, many of which were focused Trump who will help drive the
has served in the House since During Sensenbrenner’s ex- on the future of the health care administration’s plans to over-
1979, had little to offer in response. change with Roelandts, a man law, underscored the quandary haul the tax code, renegotiate
“If I could give you an answer to- yelled to him: “How many times many lawmakers are facing even trade deals around the world and
day, I would, but I can’t,” Sensen- did you vote to repeal without in solidly Republican districts. remake financial regulations.
brenner said at a town-hall-style knowing what the replacement The imminent problem: Con- By a vote of 53 to 47, the Senate
meeting Saturday, where about would be? How many times? Doz- stituents want answers, and with- confirmed Mnuchin, who was
70 people packed a room at the Pe- ens!” out any consensus on how to go Trump’s top campaign fund-rais-
waukee Public Library. While Sensenbrenner did not about replacing the law, Republi- er. During a long debate over
Roelandts’s question and oth- face the kind of anger that some cans have little to say. Mnuchin’s credentials, Demo-
ers like it are being asked with of his peers did in recent days, “It’s kind of like, you know, get- crats argued that his experience
increasing anger and urgency he must answer the same ques- ting a 30,000-piece jigsaw puzzle on Wall Street exemplified cor-
across the country, and Republi- tion: Is this resistance a sign of a for Christmas,” Sensenbrenner porate malpractice that led to the
cans have found themselves on sustainable organic movement, said, “and, you know, cleaning off 2008 financial crisis. (NYT)
the defensive. For all their fury or one that will soon flame out? the dining room table and seeing
aimed at repealing the law, so far And like his colleagues, he is also how long it takes to put all the Relatives Are Charged
they have not agreed on an alter- coming to grips with how much he 30,000 pieces together in the right In Klansman’s Death
native. will be saddled with the combat- place. It’s not going to be easy.”
In California, Rep. Tom McClin- ive comments made by President THOMAS KAPLAN Frank Ancona, the professed
leader of the Traditionalist Amer-
In Dam’s Shadow, Water Turns From Wish to Woe ican Knights of the Ku Klux Klan,
was shot and killed last week in
Missouri in what officials called
OROVILLE, Calif. —It wasn’t town about 50 miles southwest of whether the state could have do- a “senseless act of violence.” His
so long ago that residents here the dam. ne more to prevent a break. Rivers wife and stepson were charged
had to drag their houseboats in- The sudden chaos offers a dra- unable to contain the runoff from in his death on Monday. His body
to a dusty field from the barren matic reversal for this small town the mountains have repeatedly was found on a riverbank on Sat-
banks of Lake Oroville, which in the Sierra Nevada foothills, burst their banks, flooding homes. urday with gunshot wounds to the
had almost no water left to keep which had been deeply affected The latest trouble started last head, according to the Washing-
them afloat. by more than five years of drought week, after heavy rainfall rapid- ton County coroner, Brian DeClue.
Now after weeks of rain, that and is now overwhelmed by win- ly lifted Lake Oroville, about 70 On Monday, Ancona’s wife, Malis-
dusty field is swelling with water ter storms. miles north of Sacramento. sa Ancona, 44, and stepson, Paul
and nearly 200,000 people had Since Oct. 1, the start of the wa- As water was drained through Jinkerson Jr., 24, were charged
to evacuate the area when the ter year, Northern California has two spillways over the weekend, with a range of crimes in connec-
state’s second largest reservoir been pounded by unrelenting rain officials became concerned that tion with the killing, including
developed a hole in its auxiliary and snow. The storms have re- one was poised to collapse. first-degree murder. (NYT)
spillway and threatened to cata- plenished severely depleted wa- By Monday, the area remained
strophically flood nearby towns. ter reserves, blanketed the Sierra precarious with more storms set Nudes Back in Playboy
“It was just pandemonium Nevada in snow and turned brown to hit later in the week. Evacua-
outside,” said Kurt Richter, a rice hills to green across the state. tion orders remained in place. Naked women are back in Play-
farmer living in Yuba City, who But they have also wreaked MIKE McPHATE boy magazine, ending a year-old
headed toward nearby Colusa, a havoc and raised questions about and JESS BIDGOOD ban on the nudity that made it
famous. Playboy celebrated the
Your Achin’ Back? Remain Active and Wait It Out reversal on Twitter and Facebook
with the hashtag #NakedIs-
Normal. The about-face came
Dr. James Weinstein, a back pain, the group is bucking what tion painkillers. The problem has Monday with the release of
pain specialist and chief executive many doctors do and changing its also led many doctors around the Playboy’s March-April issue. The
of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health previous guidelines, which called country to reassess prescribing 63-year-old magazine had ban-
System, has some advice for most for medication as first-line thera- practices. ished naked women from its print
people with lower back pain: Take py. The new guidelines said that edition because it felt the content
two aspirin and don’t call me in the The recommendations come doctors should avoid prescribing had become passe in an era of
morning. as the United States is struggling opioid painkillers for relief of back online porn that is just a click
On Monday, the American Col- with an epidemic of opioid addic- pain and suggested that before away on personal computers and
lege of Physicians published up- tion that often begins with a sim- patients try anti-inflammatories smartphones. Cooper Hefner,
dated guidelines that say much ple prescription for ailments like or muscle relaxants, they should Playboy’s chief creative officer
the same. In making the new rec- back pain. In recent years, a num- try alternative therapies like exer- and the son of magazine founder
ommendations for the treatment ber of states have enacted mea- cise, acupuncture, massage thera- Hugh Hefner, called the nudity
of most people with lower back sures aimed at curbing prescrip- py or yoga. GINA KOLATA ban a mistake Monday. (AP)


Banks Shift From Plastic to Phones at A.T.M.s THE MARKETS

Wallets can be lost, stolen or options to all their machines by but mobile access brings in new DJIA NASDAQ S & P 500
forgotten, but most people today the end of the year. And while worries. 142.55 28.47 11.97
wouldn’t be caught dead without swiping an A.T.M. card may not One Chase customer recently ↗ 0.70% ↗ 0.50% ↗ 0.52%
their phones. exactly seem onerous, bankers had $2,900 stolen from her ac- 20,411.92 5,762.60 2,328.07
Banks understand, and are think going card-free will be a hit count through the bank’s new
grabbing on to that trend. Cus- with consumers. cardless system — which she had EUROPE
tomers who don’t want to fumble “It’s about having the choice,” never used. Unlike most cardless
around in their wallet for their said Jonathan Velline, Wells Far- systems, Chase’s does not require BRITAIN GERMANY FRANCE
A.T.M. card — or who have mis- go’s head of A.T.M. and branch customers to enter their four-dig- FTSE 100 DAX CAC 40
placed it for the umpteenth time banking. “If you’ve lost your card it PIN at the cash machine. 20.17 107.46 59.87
— will soon be able to unlock cash or left home without your wallet, Chase refunded the custom- ↗ 0.28% ↗ 0.92% ↘ 1.24%
dispensers’ coffers by using their chances are you still have your er’s lost money and immediately 7,278.92 11,774.46 4,888.19
phone. smartphone in your hand.” made security changes.
JPMorgan Chase, which has But of course, any new finan- Most of the major banks are ASIA/PACIFIC
more A.T.M.s in the United States cial technology brings with it new using a technology called near-
— 18,000 — than any other bank, security holes. field communications (known as JAPAN HONG KONG CHINA
has activated this technology on For decades banks have bat- N.F.C.), which enables devices to NIKKEI 225 HANG SENG SHANGHAI
a few hundred machines in four tled “skimming,” in which crimi- exchange information wirelessly 80.22 136.00 20.52
test cities, including Miami and nals sabotage A.T.M.s to steal the over short distances. ↗ 0.41% ↗ 0.58% ↗ 0.64%
San Francisco. Six thousand information off a card and use it to Modern smartphones usually 19,459.15 23,710.98 3,217.22
more are already upgraded and clear out people’s accounts. contain an N.F.C. chip, which is
ready to go. The replacement of magnetic used for many mobile payment AMERICAS
Bank of America and Wells stripe cards with chip cards sig- systems, including Apple Pay and
Fargo plan to introduce cardless nificantly reduced that problem, Android Pay. STACY COWLEY CANADA BRAZIL MEXICO
Boeing Vote Is Early Test for Unions Under Trump ↗ 25.98 ↗ 1,159.64 ↘ 222.30
15,755.10 66,124.53 47,574.74
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. “If Boeing loses, it removes the ers in South Carolina, primarily in
— Boeing came to South Caroli- ability to hold nonunion Charles- North Charleston and Ladson, of COMMODITIES/BONDS
na more than seven years ago to ton over the heads of the union in whom a little more than 3,000 are
establish a second assembly line Seattle to beat up that union for union-eligible. There are about GOLD 10-YR. TREAS. CRUDE OIL
for its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. At more concessions in the future,” 30,000 unionized workers at its
least part of the attraction, ana- said Scott Hamilton, the manag- facilities in the Puget Sound area. ↘ 10.00 ↗ 0.03 ↗ 0.90
lysts said, was the area’s lightly ing director of Leeham Company, The machinists made a similar $1,224.40 2.44% $53.43
unionized labor force — giving an aviation analysis firm in Bain- union push here nearly two years
the company more leverage over bridge Island, Wash. ago, but called off a vote several
the union at its main operations The stakes appear even higher days before the scheduled elec- FOREIGN EXCHANGE
outside Seattle. amid reports that President Don- tion, complaining of a deluge of
Now that equation is being put ald J. Trump will visit the South misinformation from manage- Fgn. currency Dollars in
in Dollars fgn.currency
to the test. Workers here will vote Carolina plant Friday. Trump has ment and pressure from local
Wednesday on whether to union- criticized Boeing over the cost of politicians. Australia (Dollar) .7643 1.3084
ize, an early test of organized la- an Air Force One project, but it is Two Boeing officials, who Bahrain (Dinar) 2.6577 3.1110
Brazil (Real)
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A vote to form the union would er, as well as a military contrac- expressed confidence the com- Canada (Dollar) .7649 1.3073
be a major victory for the Interna- tor — one that Trump has pitted pany would turn back the union- China (Yuan) .1454 6.8776
tional Association of Machinists against Lockheed Martin in seek- ization effort. Denmark (Krone) .1425 7.0176
and Aerospace Workers, which ing price savings on fighter jets. NOAM SCHEIBER and Dom. Rep. (Peso) .0214 46.7200
Egypt (Pound)
the workers would join. Boeing has roughly 7,500 work- CHRISTOPHER DREW Europe (Euro) 1.0594 .9439
Hong Kong (Dollar) .1289 7.7592
CBS Anchor Bids Farewell, Then Is Asked to Leave Japan (Yen) .0088 20.2862
Mexico (Peso)
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Singapore (Dollar) .7025 1.4235
The CBS anchor Josh Elliott told viewers in a rather gushy Elliott and told him in a morn- So. Africa (Rand) .0751 13.3100
was abruptly asked to leave the announcement that he would no ing meeting. Rhodes told senior So. Korea (Won) .0009 1148.1
network on Monday amid confu- longer be one of the streaming CBS News officials at an editorial Sweden (Krona) .1119 8.9372
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A CBS spokeswoman con- He apparently did not tell any asked Elliott to leave because his Source: Thomson Reuters
firmed that Elliott, 45, was de- of his bosses, including David announcement on Friday had
parting and would “no longer be Rhodes, president of CBS News, created unnecessary confusion,
reporting for CBS News.” that he planned to announce his according to two people present ONLINE: MORE PRICES
Elliott, who previously worked farewell. Although Elliott was at the meeting. AND ANALYSIS
at ABC and NBC, was hired by expected to move from his daily Rhodes was also apparent- Information on all United
CBS just 11 months ago to be the CBSN anchoring roles and take ly concerned that Elliott’s an- Æ
star anchor of its streaming ser- on a broader reporting job, CBS nouncement could stoke unwant- States stocks, plus bonds, mu-
vice, CBSN, an initiative to which was not planning to publicize the ed speculation about Elliott’s tual funds, commodities and foreign
network executives had devoted move. future, and the future of other stocks along with analysis of indus-
extra time and resources. On Monday, Rhodes decided anchors, according to the people try sectors and stock indexes:
On Friday, however, Elliott to end CBS’s relationship with present. JOHN KOBLIN


Two Birthday Parties for Billionaire Investor

So, Stephen A. Schwarzman Schwarzman nominations of his cabinet of GAINERS AND LOSERS
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On Wall Street and in the me- something larger about the shifts $100 million each — to Yale, the Source: Thomson Reuters
dia, Schwarzman’s 2007 party in the way parts of the country New York Public Library and a
was treated as a five-alarm fire. think about great wealth — and scholarship program modeled af-
Many media outlets gawked at it, perhaps how they have always ter the Rhodes for students from Stocks on the Move
with an implicit tsk, tsk. The New thought about big money. the United States to attend Tsing- Stocks that moved substantially or traded
Yorker declared that it had turned Trump’s election and the hua University in China. heavily on Monday:
Pickups May Be in Cross Hairs of a Border Tax Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., up
$1.81 to $34. The generic drug company
reported better-than-expected sales.
DETROIT — There are many from Mexico and possibly else- much of that success is depen- Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc., up $6.53 to
reasons for the steady success of where, primarily to prod auto- dent on truck production in Mex- $55.93. The company, which makes a sys-
the three major American auto- makers to increase production ico, where labor costs are signifi- tem that uses extreme cold to break up fat,
makers in recent years, but none and jobs in the United States. cantly lower than in unionized will be bought by Allergan.
are bigger than the surging sales Pickup sales have been an im- factories in the United States. ON Semiconductor Corp., up 80 cents
of full-size pickup trucks. portant component of the con- Industry analysts estimate that to $14.94. The chip equipment maker re-
General Motors, Ford Motor sistent growth of the American one-third of G.M.’s annual pickup ported strong earnings and revenue.
and Fiat Chrysler dominate the auto market, which last year set production comes from its plant Chemours Co., up $4.01 to $32.14. The
segment in the United States a record with nearly 17.5 million in Silao, Mexico. And while Fiat chemicals company and its former parent
market, and they rely on pickups vehicles sold. Chrysler is expanding its Ameri- DuPont agreed to pay $671 million to set-
for a sizable portion of their earn- The combination of low gas can output of trucks, it still relies tle a lawsuit.
ings in North America as a whole. prices and a need by businesses on its factory in Saltillo, Mexico, SVB Financial Group, up $3.09 to
But President Donald J. to replace older trucks has stim- for 30 to 40 percent of its pickups. $180.56. Banks climbed as bond yields
Trump’s proposed border tax on ulated demand, especially for Ford, by contrast, makes its increased and with them interest rates.
imported vehicles could throw a full-size pickups, more than 90 pickups at three plants in the United States Steel Corp., up $2.11 to
wrench in the profit machine, par- percent of which are made by the United States. $39.71. Steelmakers rose after the official
ticularly for G.M. and Fiat Chrys- three Detroit companies. Automakers do not reveal prof- Xinhua News Agency said Chinese steel
ler, which build a large percent- In January, the three top-selling it margins on particular vehicles. output and prices bounced back in 2016.
age of their pickups in Mexico. vehicles in the nation were pick- But companies pay workers less Verizon Communications Inc., down 43
At the same time, Ford — which ups: the Ford F-150, G.M.’s Chev- than $10 an hour in Mexico, ver- cents to $48.55. The telecommunications
makes all of its pickups in Ameri- rolet Silverado and Fiat Chrysler’s sus the top union wage of $29 in company announced a new unlimited data
can factories — would most likely Ram model. The companies earn American plants. That differ- plan.
benefit at the expense of its rivals. an estimated $8,000 to $10,000 on ential makes Mexican trucks Hain Celestial Group Inc., down $3.43 to
The Trump administration has each truck sold, compared with more profitable for G.M. and Fiat $35.10. The tea maker said it’s being in-
pledged to levy tariffs of up to $3,000 on a passenger car. Chrysler than those produced in vestigated by the Securities and Exchange
35 percent on vehicles imported Yet for G.M. and Fiat Chrysler, the United States. BILL VLASIC Commission. (AP)


Lessons on Aging Well, From a 105-Year-Old Middle America

Lives Right Here
At the age of 105, the French Robert
amateur cyclist and world-record Marchand,
holder Robert Marchand is more 105, after In 1931, the town of Rugby, N.D.,
aerobically fit than most 50-year- erected a 15-foot stone monument
olds — and appears to be getting setting a one- declaring itself the “Geographi-
even fitter, according to a revela- hour cycling cal Center of North America.” For
tory new study of his physiology. record Jan. 5. 85 years, the town has enjoyed a
The study, which appeared steady stream of tourists to the
in December in The Journal of monument and local gift shops.
Applied Physiology, may help to But recently, Rugby received
rewrite scientific expectations of a challenge from a bar about 100
how our bodies age and what is miles south. “By our calculations,
possible for any of us athletically. the center of North America is in
Many people first heard of JOEL SAGET/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES Robinson, a couple feet outside
Marchand last month, when he Hanson’s Bar,” said Bill Bender,
set a world record in one-hour cy- can use oxygen, begins to decline Marchand’s VO2 max was the owner of Hanson’s and may-
cling, an event in which someone after about age 50. now about 13 percent higher, she or of Robinson, N.D., which has
rides as many miles as possible on But Billat had found that if older found, and comparable to the aer- a population of 40. “We have as
an indoor track in 60 minutes. athletes exercised intensely, they obic capacity of a healthy, average much claim to it as anybody does.”
Marchand pedaled more than 14 could increase their VO2 max. She 50-year-old. He also had added to Now the science of geography
miles, setting a global benchmark had never tested this method on a his pedaling power. may prove them both wrong.
for cyclists age 105 and older. centenarian, however. During his ensuing world re- When Peter Rogerson, a geogra-
Marchand, who was born in Marchand was amenable. Since cord attempt, he pedaled for al- phy professor at the University at
1911, already owned the one-hour his retirement, he had begun cy- most 17 miles, about three miles Buffalo, heard about the kerfuffle,
record for riders age 100 and older, cling most days of the week. farther than he had covered he decided to weigh in. Using his
which he had set in 2012. Billat had him begin a new train- during his first, record-setting method, he found that the conti-
It was as he prepared for that ing regimen. Under this program, ride. He was 103 years old. nental center was in a town called
ride that he came to the attention about 80 percent of his workouts These data suggest that “we Center, N.D. By car, Center is 145
of Veronique Billat, a professor of were performed at an easy inten- can improve VO2 max and perfor- miles southwest of Rugby and 90
exercise science at the University sity, the equivalent of a 12 or less mance at every age,” Billat says. miles west of Robinson.
of Evry-Val d’Essonne in France. on a scale of 1 to 20. There are caveats, though. Rogerson uses the azimuthal
She was particularly interested The other 20 percent were per- Marchand may be sui generis, equidistant projection, which
in Marchand’s workout program formed at a difficult intensity of 15 with some lucky constellation of shows distances and angles from
and whether altering it might im- or higher on the same scale. genes. And lifestyle may also mat- its center, at the expense of shape
prove his performance. Marchand followed this pro- ter. Marchand is “very optimistic and size toward its edges. With
Conventional wisdom suggests gram for two years. Then he at- and sociable,” Billat says, “with accurate distances, Rogerson can
that it is very difficult to signifi- tempted to best his own one-hour many friends,” and numerous calculate the point at which the
cantly add to aerobic fitness after track world record. studies suggest that strong social sum of squared distances to all
middle age. In general, VO2 max, First, however, Billat and her ties are linked to a longer life. other points in the region would
a measure of how well our bodies colleagues remeasured him. GRETCHEN REYNOLDS be smallest — the mathematical
definition of a geographic center.
Why Bariatric Surgery Works When Diets Don’t pro- gram and looked at the final
“When I ran my computer
latitude and longitude, I was as-
“Bariatric surgery is probably and failing— to lose weight and insurers to cover the cost of bar- tound- ed to see that it was in a
the most effective intervention keep it off. And the reason is not a iatric surgery as a penny-wise, place called Center,” he said.
we have in health care,” says Lau- lack of willpower. pound-foolish position. Failing to It’s not hard to argue that Rog-
rie K. Twells, a clinical epidemiol- “These patients have lost hun- reverse extreme obesity can end erson’s claim is more precise than
ogist at Memorial University of dreds of pounds over and over up costing far more per patient Rugby’s and Bender’s.
Newfoundland. again,” Twells said. “The weight than the typical $30,000 price tag Bender said that one night he
Personal She bases this that it takes them one year to lose of bariatric surgery — sometimes and some buddies in Robinson
HealtH claim on her ex- is typically back in two months,” even millions of dollars more. realized over beer that the Geo-
Jane E. perience with often because a body with long- Dr. Jon C. Gould, a surgeon at logical Survey’s center wasn’t in
Brody patients and a standing obesity defends itself the Medical College of Wiscon- Rugby. So they eyeballed North
detailed analysis against weight loss by drastical- sin in Milwaukee, suggested that America’s center using a ruler on
of studies show- ly reducing its metabolic rate, an people interested in bariatric several different maps. “It was tri-
ing weight-loss surgery’s ability effect not seen after bariatric sur- surgery seek out programs that al and error,” he said. “I can’t give
to reverse the effects of being ex- gery, which changes the contours have been jointly accredited by you an exact formula.”
tremely overweight on health and of the digestive tract. the American College of Surgeons People in Center are excited
quality of life. A study last year of 2,500 sur- and the American Society for about Rogerson’s finding, said
“I haven’t come across a patient gical patients at the Veterans Af- Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Rick Schmidt, an extension agent
yet who wouldn’t recommend it,” fairs Medical Center in Durham, While experts agree that mon- and longtime Center resident.
Twells said in an interview. “Most N.C., found that those who under- ey would be better spent on pre- “We are basically a mining and
say they wish they’d done it 10 went bariatric surgery had lower vention, Twells said “we have yet agriculture community, and we
years sooner.” overall death rates up to 14 years to find a way to prevent obesity, just don’t have a lot of tourism
She explained that the over- later than comparable patients and people whose health is com- opportunities right now,” he said.
whelming majority of patients who did not have surgery. promised by their weight deserve “For us to tap into something like
who undergo bariatric surgery Experts in the field regard to be treated by the most effective this, I think it’d be very signifi-
have spent many years trying — the reluctance of some medical method we have.” cant.” STEPH YIN


Fight Over Cathedral Shows St. Petersburg’s Contrarian Side

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — On a dank mination to have their demands heard. Wear- An artist
and misty winter afternoon, more than 2,000 ing blue ribbons — the symbol of a movement passing
people marched to protest the transfer of to preserve St. Petersburg’s admired skyline St. Isaac’s
control of St. Isaac’s, the main cathedral of — they shouted: “We have defended this city Cathedral
this grand imperial city, into the hands of the against the fascists, so we will do against
Russian Orthodox Church. these!” in St.
Today, St. Isaac’s — one of the biggest The protest was organized by a few local Peters-
churches in the world, whose golden dome lawmakers who were outraged that St. Pe- burg,
towers over a city founded by Peter the Great tersburg’s governor, Georgi S. Poltavchen- Russia, in
as a rival to Paris and Rome — is managed by ko, had decided the fate of one of the city’s January.
a museum, set up by the Soviet government in symbols without any discussion, just saying
1928. Before the revolution moved the capital bluntly about the transfer that “the issue has AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES
to Moscow, an imperial ministry had adminis- been resolved.”
tered the cathedral. “I think there are enough churches already,” much, but this is a monument first and a
The protesters, most of them members of said Natalya Belousova, one of the protesters, church second.”
the local intelligentsia, made clear their deter- a retired engineer. “I love St. Isaac’s very In recent years, the Orthodox Church has
assumed an outsize role in Russia’s political
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Donald Trump’s ‘Ultimate Deal’ A Ford Moment

How should one resist the Trump adminis-
It’s a fair bet that the first meeting on is unclear. Since the 1993 Oslo peace accords, tration? Well, that depends on what kind of
Wednesday between President Donald J. the United States has been committed to a two- threat President Donald J. Trump represents.
Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Net- state solution. But the Palestinian leadership is It could be that the primary Trump threat is
anyahu of Israel will feature big smiles and weak and divided, and, for years, Netanyahu authoritarianism. It is hard to imagine America
reassuring words. Both men are eager to has aggressively built homes for Israeli set- turning into full fascism, but it is possible to see
demonstrate that the hostility that poisoned tlers on land in the West Bank and East Jeru- it sliding into the sort of “repressive kleptocra-
Netanyahu’s relations with President Barack salem where Palestinians hope to have their cy” that David Frum describes in the current At-
Obama is a thing of the past. state. Now, Netanyahu is under increasing lantic — like the regimes that now run Hungary,
But personal chemistry can go only so far. pressure from far-right members of his frac- the Philippines, Venezuela and Poland.
The issues facing the United States and Israel, tious governing coalition to officially abandon In such a regime, democratic rights are slow-
which include addressing the conflict between the goal of two states, the only just solution to ly eroded. Government critics are harassed.
Israelis and Palestinians and restraining Iran’s the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As Netanyahu Federal contracts go to politically connected
assertiveness in the region, are as tough to left Israel for Washington on Monday, he re- autocrats. Congress, the media and the judicia-
resolve as they are consequential. If Trump fused to tell reporters if he still backed a two- ry bend their knee to the vengeful strongman.
chooses to stand up for America’s national in- state solution. If that’s the threat, then Dietrich Bonhoeffer
terest and not just cater to the hard-line views Also on Monday, The Jerusalem Post report- is the model for the resistance. Bonhoeffer was
of Netanyahu’s Likud government, there are ed that Trump administration officials had a Lutheran pastor who became an anti-Nazi
likely to be rough patches ahead. said Trump supported the goal of two states; dissident. Between 1933 and his capture in
On the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Trump if that’s true, he needs to say so himself. His 1943, he condemned the Reich, protested the
has set himself a high bar. Despite the fail- administration also has to show substantially persecution of the Jews, organized under-
ures of his predecessors, he has announced more respect for the Palestinians, something ground seminaries and joined the German
he intends to pursue a peace agreement “for it did not do when it blocked the appointment resistance.
humanity’s sake,” calling it the “ultimate deal.” of Salam Fayyad, an esteemed former Pales- If we are in a Bonhoeffer moment, then
Trump reportedly will appoint his son-in-law, tinian prime minister, as United Nations envoy aggressive nonviolent action makes sense:
Jared Kushner, as his special envoy. Naming to Libya. marching in the streets, blocking traffic, dis-
a family member to this sensitive role would Trump is aiming to get Sunni Arab countries, rupting town halls, vehement rhetoric to mo-
be a powerful signal, since there could be no like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, to prod the Israe- bilize mass opposition.
doubt that Kushner speaks for the president. lis and Palestinians to forge an agreement, On the other hand, it could be that the prima-
But it would also mean that Trump could not rather than having Israelis and Palestinians ry threat is stagnation and corruption.
distance himself if the initiative collapsed. And first directly negotiate a deal, according to The If that’s the threat, St. Benedict is the model
Trump, who is learning (we hope!) diplomacy Times. for resistance. Benedict was a young Umbrian
on the job, would be taking a big risk relying Trump is showing signs of glimpsing the man who was sent to study in Rome after the
on someone who also has no experience in the complexity of the task before him. This is not fall of the empire. Disgusted by the corruption
arcane and treacherous world of Middle East remotely like any other real estate deal he has all around, he fled to the wilderness and found-
peacemaking. ever attempted. We hope he can confound the ed monastic communities across Europe. If we
What kind of peace the president envisions skeptics, including ourselves, and pull it off. are in a Benedict moment, the smart thing to
do is to ignore the degradation in Washington
The Latest Voter-Fraud Lie and make your contribution at the state and
local levels.
The third possibility is that the primary
“It is a fact and you will not deny it.” shameful to spread these fantasies.” Even New threat in the Trump era is a combination of
That unnerving remark — made on Sunday Hampshire’s governor, Chris Sununu, who incompetence and anarchy. It could be that
by Stephen Miller, a senior policy adviser to shortly before the election floated his own evi- Trump is a chaotic clown incapable of conduct-
President Donald J. Trump — sums up the new dence-free claim about buses of illegal Demo- ing coherent policy. It could be that his staff
administration’s attitude toward the truth: We cratic voters, has backed off. members are a bunch of inexperienced sec-
Decide, You Report. But Miller had plenty more to say about ond-raters.
Miller made the comment at the end of a heat- the “serious problem” of voter fraud, which Already the White House is back stabbing
ed back-and-forth with ABC’s George Stepha- includes, as he put it, “millions of people who and dysfunctional. The National Security
nopoulos, who had asked him to defend Trump’s are registered in two states or who are dead Council is in turmoil. Mussolini supposedly
latest claim of voter fraud: that his narrow loss who are registered to vote.” Being registered made the trains run on time, but this group
in New Hampshire was because of voters who in two states is not voter fraud; it’s an innocent couldn’t manage fascism in a phone booth.
had been bused in illegally from Massachusetts. record-keeping error that happens when peo- In this scenario, the crucial question is
When Stephanopoulos pressed for a single ex- ple move and forget to notify election offices how to replace and repair. The model for the
ample of fraud, Miller responded: “George, go to take their names off the rolls — people like resistance is Gerald Ford, a decent, modest,
to New Hampshire. Talk to anybody who has Stephen Bannon, Trump’s top White House ad- experienced public servant who believed in
worked in politics there for a long time.” viser (Florida and New York); Sean Spicer, his the institutions of government, who restored
O.K., why don’t we? press secretary (Virginia and Rhode Island); faith in government, who had a plan to bind the
Start with New Hampshire’s secretary of Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior ad- nation’s wounds and restored normalcy and
state, Bill Gardner, who has been in office for viser (New York and New Jersey); and Steven competence.
four decades. “We have never gotten any proof Mnuchin, his Treasury secretary (New York Personally, I don’t think we’re at a Bonhoef-
about buses showing up at polling places,” and California). fer moment or a Benedict moment. I think
Gardner told The Boston Globe. Miller also trotted out what he called the “as- we’re approaching a Ford moment. If the first
Or how about Tom Rath, the state’s former tonishing statistic” that 14 percent of nonciti- three weeks are any guide, this administration
attorney general and a Republican, who tweet- zens are registered to vote — but that statistic will not sustain itself for a full term. We’ll need
ed on Sunday that “allegations of voter fraud is drawn from a single study that has since a Ford, or rather a generation of Fords to re-
in NH are baseless, without any merit — it’s been debunked. store effective governance.


Giants Turn Page on Cruz’s Storybook Career In Brief

Some players are beloved for ing a 21-17 upset of the New En- Along with Cruz, the Giants Uncle to Step Down
a pivotal game, memorable play gland Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. also released running back Ra-
or signature celebration. Victor But no moment crystallized shad Jennings, the team’s leading As Nadal’s Coach
Cruz, cut by the New York Giants the unforgettable, storybook Gi- rusher last season — but neither Rafael Nadal’s uncle, Toni
on Monday after seven seasons, ants career of Cruz, a castoff free transaction was a surprise. Both Nadal, told an Italian tennis mag-
will be remembered by Giants agent raised 10 miles from the moves reflected the declining sta- azine that he would step down
fans for the confluence of all three Giants’ stadium, like the 99-yard tistical production of each player as Nadal’s coach after this sea-
on Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Eve touchdown. It and an economic reality that the son because he felt he had been
The Giants were a .500 team helped Cruz become one of the cuts will save the Giants $10 mil- sidelined by other figures in the
that Christmas Eve, desperate to franchise’s most charismatic and lion against the salary cap. (Cruz’s player’s entourage. Toni Nadal,
keep its scant playoff hopes alive. identifiable players, renowned for voided contract is $7.5 million of 55, has been his nephew’s coach
They were trailing the Jets in the his rhythmic touchdown dances the total.) since before the player broke
second quarter when Cruz caught and rags-to-riches story. Parting ways with Cruz, 30, into the big time by winning the
a short, routine pass near his goal “No doubt, that will be my de- and Jennings, 31, also reflects the French Open as a teenager in
line. Deftly eluding two defenders fining moment forever,” Cruz said unflinching determination of the 2005. Nadal, a Spaniard, has won
close enough to touch him, Cruz in an interview four years ago. second-year coach, Ben McAdoo, 14 Grand Slam singles titles over
dashed down the sideline — leap- “Long after I’m retired and I come to make his team significantly all and lost the Australian Open
ing over another tackler on his back on old-timers’ day, they’ll younger. Quarterback Eli Man- final in five sets to Roger Federer
way — to complete a spectacular, show that on the scoreboard vid- ning, 36, is now the only player two weeks ago. Carlos Moya, a
99-yard touchdown reception. eo screen.” under contract older than 30. former No. 1 player, joined Na-
And then, Cruz danced the salsa And, if that scene plays out in The elimination of Cruz and dal’s coaching staff this season
in the end zone. the future, those fans will most Jennings is also another step to- (Reuters)
The score catapulted the Giants likely be serenading him with ward bringing a decisive end to
to a 29-14 rout of the Jets, the first their familiar tribute to him: the Tom Coughlin era.
of six consecutive victories, includ- “Cruuuuuz.” BILL PENNINGTON Wizards Blast Thunder
Russell Westbrook sat down
Armstrong Loses Bid to Halt $100 Million Lawsuit for good midway through the
third quarter while Oklahoma
City was in the midst of missing
AUSTIN, Texas — A feder- hits financially, losing all his major According to court records, the 24 consecutive shots to trail
al judge on Monday refused to sponsors and being forced to pay contract paid the team, which Washington by 34 points as
block the government’s $100 more than $10 million in damages was operated by Tailwind Sports Bradley Beal and John Wall car-
million lawsuit against Lance and settlements in a series of law- Corp., about $32 million from 2000 ried the Wizards to a stunningly
Armstrong, putting the former suits . The Landis lawsuit would to 2004. Armstrong got nearly lopsided 120-98 victory over the
cyclist on course for trial in a 2010 be the biggest by far, and the rul- $13.5 million. Thunder on Monday night. (AP)
case stemming from his perfor- ing from U.S. District Judge Chris- The law allows Landis and the
mance-enhancing drug use. topher Cooper in Washington was government to sue to get that N.B.A. SCORES
The lawsuit was filed by Arm- a major setback for Armstrong money back and for “treble” dam- MONDAY
strong’s former U.S. Postal Ser- with a trial most likely in the fall. ages, or triple the amount, and Philadelphia 105, Charlotte 99
vice teammate Floyd Landis. The Landis, himself a former dop- Armstrong could be forced to pay San Antonio 110, Indiana 106
Memphis 112, Nets 103
federal government joined in 2013 ing cheat who was stripped of his all of it. Landis stands to receive Orlando 116, Miami 107
after Armstrong publicly admit- 2006 Tour de France title, sued up to 25 percent of any damages Milwaukee 102, Detroit 89
ted he cheated to win the Tour de Armstrong under the federal awarded. Washington 120, Oklahoma City 98
France seven times from 1999- False Claims Act, alleging Arm- Armstrong claims he and the Boston 111, Dallas 98
2005. Armstrong was stripped of strong and his team committed team don’t owe the Postal Ser- N.H.L. SCORES
those titles and banned from com- fraud against the government vice anything because the agency MONDAY
petition. when they cheated while riding made far more off the sponsorship Rangers 3, Columbus 2
Armstrong has also taken huge under the Postal Service banner. than it paid. (AP) Arizona 5, Calgary 0

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Oh, Say, What’s With All the National Anthem Mistakes?

The playing of a national an- dom and liberty. African team. “I thought, What is
them at a sporting event is a sol- When the wrong verse was that?” said a South African hock-
emn moment, a chance for patri- sung on Saturday, the German ey official, Marissa Langeni, who
otism to swell in the breasts of players sang along, using the is black. “And when I listened fur-
athletes and fans alike. words of the correct third verse. ther, I realized it was ‘Die Stem.’ I
So when a Nazi-era anthem, a But afterward, they said that they couldn’t believe my ears.”
song from “Borat” or a Ricky Mar- were shaken and upset by the er- International tennis has been
tin tune emerges from the speak- ror. a victim of such incidents before
ers, it can be more than a little dis- “I thought it was the epitome as well: At a Davis Cup match in
quieting. of ignorance, and I’ve never felt Sydney, Australia, in 2003, a ver-
At a United States-Germany more disrespected in my whole sion of the Spanish anthem not in
Fed Cup match over the week- life, let alone in Fed Cup, and I’ve use since the 1930s was played.
end on Maui, an opera singer, Will played Fed Cup for 13 years now Though an instrumental version
Kimball, was called upon to sing BRUCE ORMORI/EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY and it is the worst thing that has of the lively tune was played,
the German anthem. The tune Will Kimball angered the ever happened to me,” Andrea there are popular satirical lyrics
was right, but the words he sang, Petkovic told The Associated that include a man who wipes his
beginning with “Deutschland, German team when he sang Press. bottom on King Alfonso XII.
Deutschland über alles,” or “Ger- an outdated verse of an The American tennis federation Even at the Olympics, where get-
many, Germany above all,” were anthem linked to the Nazi era apologized for the gaffe: “In no ting the anthem right would seem
from a verse that was dropped on Saturday at the opening way did we mean any disrespect. to be a high priority, mistakes are
after World War II because of its ceremony for the Fed Cup on This mistake will not occur again.” made.
close identification with the Nazi Maui. Anthem mishaps are surpris- Before a Nigeria-Japan soccer
regime. ingly common at sporting events. game in Rio de Janeiro last year,
The German anthem’s music In a similar incident involving the anthem of Niger was incorrect-
was written by Haydn in the late Germany upon reunification in a troubling period of history, Brit- ly played instead.
18th century and the words about 1990, it again became the official ish organizers at an international If history is any guide, we have
50 years later. But after the war, anthem, but only using the third field hockey game in 2012 played not seen the last improperly
the song was banned. In the 1950s verse, with its more benign sen- an anthem from the apartheid era, played song at anthem time.
for West Germany, and for all of timents about unity, justice, free- to the consternation of the South VICTOR MATHER

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