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Important news for important people Volume 3133 Tuesday March 27, 2018
International Business Sports
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on A US consumer protection agency Nick Kyrgios moved into the fourth Cabo San Lucas
Monday insisted Turkey still wanted said Monday it has opened an in- round of the Miami Open despite ad- Sunny
to become a member of the European vestigation into Facebook’s privacy mitting he’s lacking the match fitness Sunrise: 6:18 AM
Union ahead of a potentially stormy practices, another blow to the social to properly compete for the title. Kyr- Sunset: 6:33 PM
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“She was paid and yet she’s still speaking at great risk to potential liability to herself” Official
Stormy waters ahead for US culture of buying silence Diplomacy hailed as new US
embassy opens in Netherlands
Porn star Stormy Daniels’s alleged While emphasizing she was in But in the last six months, Wein- Tributes flowed Monday to the need
one-night stand with Donald Trump no way a victim, Daniels detailed stein’s use of NDAs has switched for diplomacy in today’s world, as the
spotlights how nondisclosure agree- her sexual dalliance with Trump on the spotlight back on whether these new US embassy to the Netherlands
ments, for years a mainstay of corpo- national television despite the presi- agreements do more to enable preda- was officially opened.
rate America, are increasingly navi- dent’s lawyer’s claim that she is li- tors than protect victims. The #MeToo Built at a cost of $220 million
gating choppy waters in the wake of able for $20 million for violating a movement that has arisen from the (176 million euros), the new building
the MeToo movement. $130,000 NDA she signed days be- accusations of 100 women against to house about 300 staff moves the
For decades, murky out-of-court fore his 2016 election. Weinstein spanning four decades has American embassy from the heart of
settlements allowed powerful men Lawyers say courts rarely enforce seen California, New York and Penn- The Hague to the upscale outskirts of
from A-list celebrities to the board such punitive damages and that it’s a sylvania consider prohibiting employ- the leafy suburb of Wassenaar.
room to hush up affairs, workplace legal grey area anyway because con- ers from including NDAs in the settle- The energy-efficient, more secure
harassment or even alleged sexual tract law varies from state to state. ment of sexual harassment claims. complex “is a symbol of our com-
abuse. “Stormy Daniels is a perfect ex- In filing for bankruptcy, The Wein- mitment to the Netherlands,” insisted
In exchange for often hefty sums ample. She was paid and yet she’s stein Company last week cancelled US ambassador Peter Hoekstra at the
of money, incidents were brushed still speaking at great risk to potential NDAs that it admitted the mogul opening ceremony.
under the carpet, the victim saved the liability to herself. It’s just not being had used “as a secret weapon to si- He later told AFP that one reason
indignity of being dragged through buried,” says employment lawyer lence his accusers. No one should be the embassy was moved was be-
the courts and careers besmirched, Lauren Topelsohn at the firm Man- afraid to speak out or coerced to stay cause “the security environment has
and companies were shielded against delbaum Salsburg. “I have a feeling quiet. The company thanks the coura- changed” meaning the building in the
frivolous claims and bad publicity. that you’re going to see courts taking geous individuals who have already Hague had become “a bit of an eye-
Confidentiality agreements have a harder look at these agreements,” come forward. Your voices have in- sore” surrounded by fences.
also become a standard part of em- she told AFP. Last year, Zelda Per- spired a movement for change,” it “This does not look like a fortress.
ployment contracts, sometimes for kins became the first Weinstein ac- said March 19. Yes, we have a fence. Once the trees
non-controversial purposes, such as cuser to break her agreement by New York’s state attorney gen- get some leaves on and once the grass
safeguarding company research or telling the Financial Times: “Unless eral, who sued the studio for failing comes in ... this is going to be a very
industrial secrets. somebody does this, there won’t be to protect employees from abuse, welcoming sight,” he said.
But on the downside, they offer a debate about how egregious these welcomed the move as “a watershed The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the
repeat harassers the chance to do it agreements are and the amount of du- moment for efforts to address the cor- complex, set in gardens back from the
again -- look no further than sex scan- ress that victims are put under.” rosive effects of sexual misconduct highway with a pond and small moat,
dals that ultimately brought down In January, USA Gymnastics an- in the workplace.” While firms once came after controversy earlier this
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, nounced that Olympic champion thought it was in their best interest to year triggered by the new US embas-
put comedian Bill Cosby in court and McKayla Maroney will not be pe- hush up alleged misdemeanors, many sy in London.
sacked Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. nalized for speaking about her abuse now see transparency as better pub- President Donald Trump refused
The sexual harassment watershed at the hands of former team doctor, licity. “Companies are making deci- to officiate over its opening saying
sweeping America means accusers Larry Nasser, following outrage over sions not to protect executives the the London building had been a “bad
are increasingly empowered to speak $1.25 million gag order. way they used to,” said Topelsohn. deal”, costing $1.2 billion after the
up, essentially rendering any secrecy Fifteen years ago, US courts be- “Since this movement started, over old embassy was sold for “peanuts.”
deal they signed meaningless, often gan rebelling against the confidential the last six months, I’ve seen execu- At a time when Trump has turned
feeling the weight of public opinion nature of agreements in the Catholic tives being terminated more swiftly American diplomacy on its head, in-
on their side. Church abuse scandal. than ever,” she added. sisting he will put “America First”
and raising concern among traditional
“We are taking these measures in solidarity with the United Kingdom” US allies, the ceremony stressed the
importance of diplomacy.
Canada expels four Russian diplomats “We know in a world like this, we
Canada on Monday ordered the ex- partner and ally, is a despicable, Applications by Russia to add three cannot only military power. We need
pulsion of four Russian diplomats heinous and reckless act, potentially more diplomatic staff in this coun- diplomatic power to have peace,”
and denied credentials for three oth- endangering the lives of hundreds,” try were denied for similar reasons. said Republican Representative Rod-
ers over the poisoning of a former spy she said. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian ney Frelinghuysen, chairman of the
in Britain. The four diplomats serving at either officer who sold secrets to Britain and House Appropriations committee.
“We are taking these measures in Russia’s embassy in Ottawa or its con- moved there in a 2010 spy swap, re- His Democrat colleague, Represen-
solidarity with the United Kingdom,” sulate in Montreal have been “identi- mains in critical condition along with tative Gregory Meeks, said the build-
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland fied as intelligence officers or individ- his daughter, Yulia, after they were ing was “a symbol of the need, in the
said. uals who have used their diplomatic found unconscious on a park bench in ever decreasing size of the world, the
“The nerve agent attack in Salis- status to undermine Canada’s secu- the sleepy English city of Salisbury need for diplomacy, working together
bury, on the soil of Canada’s close rity or interfere in our democracy.” on March 4. for the benefit of all of us.”

Page 2 Tuesday March 27, 2018
Electoral commission Ankara hit back at the “unacceptable comments”
Sierra Leone court lifts order Erdogan insists Turkey wants EU membership as tense summit looms
halting presidential election
Sierra Leone’s High Court on Mon- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on lost its objectivity on Cyprus, which
day lifted an order that had halted the Monday insisted Turkey still wanted is divided between the Greek-ma-
country’s presidential runoff, although to become a member of the European jority internationally recognised Re-
the electoral commission has request- Union ahead of a potentially stormy public of Cyprus and the breakaway
ed a brief postponement after losing summit with EU chiefs seeking to Turkish Cypriot north.
valuable time to prepare the vote. repair an increasingly fractured rela- The statement on Thursday by the
The High Court removed an in- tionship. 28 EU members meeting in Brussels
junction it imposed on Saturday to European Union President Don- condemned Turkey over Ankara’s
halt preparations for the poll due to ald Tusk and European Commission arrest of two Greek soldiers and its
an electoral fraud complaint filed by chief Jean-Claude Juncker will talk promise to prevent the Greek Cypriot
a lawyer linked to the ruling All Peo- with Erdogan at the Bulgarian Black government from exploring for oil
ples’ Congress (APC). Sea resort of Varna with a litany of and gas.Ankara and Brussels had in
Lawyers for the National Electoral problems clouding their discussions. March 2016 agreed a controversial
Commission (NEC) said in their fil- Topic expected to be high on the deal to stop the flow of migrants, in
ing Monday the order had already agenda include the crackdown in what was seen as a landmark in co-
thrown the election into “chaos”. Turkey after July 2016’s failed coup, operation and which Turkey hoped
The commission requested an alter- Ankara’s demands for visa liberalisa- would yield visa free travel to Europe.
native date for the election of March tion and the near-endless saga of the So far this incentive has not been
31, but it is not yet clear whether this country’s own EU membership bid. realised and Erdogan is expected to
will be granted. And a row over Greece and Cyprus press this point strongly in the talks.
The APC further alleged on Sun- that erupted last week has added an- Brussels has repeatedly criticised
day that the electoral commission other point of contention just days (FILES) Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP) the post-coup crackdown, which
was working with a different voter before the talks. EU Council, said it was expected to has seen nearly 160,000 people de-
registration list to calculate results Before departing Istanbul for Bul- be “a very difficult meeting”. tained, including dozens of journal-
than the one officially published. garia, Erdogan said Turkey was still Juncker said he was “looking with ists. Turkey, for its part, has accused
More than 250 people and dozens seeking to become a full EU member mixed feelings towards the summit Brussels of failing to show solidar-
of lawyers crammed into the court- and blasted the bloc for what he said because the differences in views be- ity after the coup and appears set
room on Monday, while outside TV were “double standards” towards An- tween the EU and Turkey are many”. on forging a strong partnership with
cameras awaited the results, closely kara. But he added that “we will have a President Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
guarded by police. Opposition leader “EU membership continues to be frank and open debate with President In contrast to Erdgogan’s brisk
Julius Maada Bio, from the Sierra Le- our strategic target,” Erdogan said. Erdogan”. Temperatures were raised evening meeting with the EU leader-
one People’s Party (SLPP), took 43.3 But Erdogan added: “We are going last week after EU leaders condemned ship, Putin is expected to make a full
percent of votes in the first round, to remind them (Tusk and Juncker) Turkey’s “illegal actions” towards two-day visit to Turkey next week.
while Samura Kamara of the incum- once more that Turkey will not toler- Greece and Cyprus in the eastern Ankara has agreed to buy air de-
bent APC took 42.7 percent. ate hypocrisy.” Bulgarian Prime Min- Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea. fence systems from Russia and Mos-
Sierra Leone emerged from a bru- ister Boyko Borisov, whose country Ankara hit back at the “unaccept- cow will also build Turkey’s first
tal civil war in 2002 and has remained holds the rotating presidency of the able comments” and said the EU had nuclear power station.
largely peaceful since then.
However, flare-ups occur around “To the best of our knowledge, our study is the largest on the topic”
election time, and memories of a con-
flict in which more than 50,000 died Are lonely hearts prone to cardiovascular disease?
remain potent. Feeling lonely contributes less to the small number of people covered. both. The researchers cross-checked
The APC’s first-round loss fuelled risk of cardiovascular disease than For the new study, Hakulinen and this personal data with the people who
allegations by the opposition that it recent research suggests, scientists his team drew from the so-called suffered first-time strokes or heart
was seeking to derail the final out- said Tuesday, but social isolation re- Biobank cohort, in which 479,054 attacks, as well as those who died.
come through the courts. ally does up the odds of dying after a people aged 40 to 69 were monitored But once health-wrecking lifestyle
“The motivation behind the heart attack or stroke. for seven years. “To the best of our habits were accounted for, only the
APC injunction is very clear: they do The alleged link between loneli- knowledge, our study is the largest on link with social isolation remained.
not want a runoff presidential elec- ness and heart disease essentially dis- the topic,” they wrote. Earlier research has shown that
tion to proceed because they know appears once other well-known risk The participants provided detailed people who live alone die younger,
the verdict of the overwhelming ma- factors -- smoking, drinking, poor information on their ethnic back- succumb more quickly when they get
jority of Sierra Leonean electorate diet, lack of exercise -- are factored ground, education level, income and cancer, and are generally in poorer
will not be in their favour,” Bio told a in, according to a study that moni- lifestyle, as well as any history of de- health. A study from last November
press conference on Sunday. tored nearly 480,000 men and wom- pression. covering more than 800,000 people
A group of civil society organisa- en in Britain for seven years. They were also asked to gauge their from a dozen nations found that
tions said Saturday the court decision Likewise the supposed impact levels of loneliness -- a subjective walking through life alone also in-
was “frustrating and depressing”, as of feeling friendless on premature feeling -- and social isolation, which creases the chances of dementia, by
the March 7 vote had been declared death. But even after dodgy lifestyle measures the amount of time spent about 40 percent.
credible by national and international habits are taken into consideration, alone or in the company of others. Being widowed after extended co-
observers. social isolation -- time actually spent Nearly 10 percent of the respondents habitation also took a toll, boosting
President Ernest Bau Koroma is alone -- boosted the risk of dying by qualified as socially isolated, six per- the odds of mental slippage by about
stepping down after a maximum two about thirty percent in people who cent as lonely, and one percent were 20 percent.
terms. Bio has said the president will suffered a stroke or heart attack, ac-
bring Sierra Leone “to the brink of cording to the study, published in
chaos” if he fails to leave as sched- Heart, a medical journal.
uled at the end of his mandate. “Social isolation, but not loneli-
Some candidates and supporters ness ... remained as an independent
have used ethnic slurs at campaign risk factor for mortality,” the re-
rallies, and the police and interna- searchers, led by Christian Haku-
tional observers have raised concerns linen, a professor at the University of
over such rhetoric in recent weeks. Helsinki, concluded.
The APC broadly relies on the Earlier efforts to tease out the in-
Temne and Limba people in its north- fluence of a solitary existence on
ern strongholds, while the SLPP is cardiovascular disease and heart-re-
more popular in the south with the lated mortality had produced mixed
Mende ethnic group. results, in part due to the relatively

Page 3 Tuesday March 27, 2018
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The company also said it aimed to boost its subscriber numbers by 30 to 36 percent this year
Kraft Heinz Co
Spotify warns of slower sales growth as New York listing nears McDonalds
Spotify, the world’s leading music projected to rise between 20 and 30 the main reason for the growth slow- Merck & Co
streaming site, said Monday that its percent in 2018 to between 4.9 and down. Its operating loss was expected Microsoft
sales growth was likely to slow this 5.3 billion euros ($6.1 billion to $6.6 to come in between 230 and 330 mil- Pfizer
year, but that it still expected to post a billion) compared with growth of 38 lion euros, down from 378 million in Procter & Gamble
narrower annual loss. percent last year and 53 percent in 2017. Travelers Cos
Only days ahead of its New York 2016. Spotify, which has not posted a The company also said it aimed to United Tech.
Stock Exchange debut, the Swed- profit since its creation in 2008, said boost its subscriber numbers by 30 to Verizon
ish music giant said revenues were unfavourable exchange rates were 36 percent this year. Wal-Mart
Walt Disney
Last year he teamed up with the famed American artist Jenny Holzer for a show in Italy that shone a light on the migrant crisis there
Kanye West’s muse Abloh takes over Louis Vuitton menswear
American designer and celebrity DJ houses, with French designer Olivier He looks set to continue Jones’ “The Ten” trainers his Off-White
Virgil Abloh is to take over menswear Rousteing responsible for both Bal- high-profile hook-ups with street label designed for Nike have re-
at Louis Vuitton, the brand said Mon- main’s men and women’s lines. style labels, with Jones famously portedly sold for as much as $2,000
day, in a dramatic shake-up at the top They follow in the footsteps of teaming up with New York street (1,600 euros) a pair, with his Air Jor-
of men’s fashion. British creator Ozwald Boateng, who brand Supreme. Abloh -- who has an dan 1s on sale for up to 950 euros on
The appointment of rap star Kanye led Givenchy menswear from 2003 address book full of celebrity friends eBay.
West’s longtime friend and creative to 2007. “It is an honour for me to that goes from the Kardashian clan Last year he teamed up with the
director to the world’s biggest luxury accept the position of men’s artistic to the art world -- is responsible for famed American artist Jenny Holzer
label shows the massive impact street director for Louis Vuitton,” Abloh some of the most sought-after train- for a show in Italy that shone a light
style is now having on fashion. said in a statement released by the ers of the moment. on the migrant crisis there.
Abloh, 37, an engineering and ar- brand, the largest in the luxury giant
chitecture graduate, has won plaudits LVMH’s stable.
for his Off-White label, with fans He later referred to his colour, Foreign Exchange
regularly queuing to get their hands telling the New York Times that his
on his latest designs. appointment will “show a younger EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
He posted a picture of a vintage generation that there is no one way EURO - 1.24 1.59 .87 1.61 1.18 9.70 130.00
Louis Vuitton travel chest to his 1.6 anyone in this kind of position has to USA .81 - 1.28 .70 1.30 .94 7.87 105.26
million Instagram followers to an- look.” CAN .63 .78 - .55 1.01 .75 6.10 82.00
nounce the move. He had earlier Abloh takes over from British de- UK 1.15 1.42 1.82 - 1.85 1.35 11.20 149.00
teased them with a post of a white T- signer Kim Jones -- who left to take AUS .62 .77 .99 .54 - .75 6.10 81.00
shirt with the letters “SHM”, which over Dior Homme last week -- and SWISS .85 1.06 1.33 .74 1.33 - 8.30 111.00
stood for “something huge Monday”. will stage his first Vuitton show dur- H.KONG .10 .13 .16 .09 .16 .12 - 13.40
Abloh is the second black man ing Paris men’s fashion week in June, JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
to head one of the big Paris fashion the label said.

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$11-billion Sending the value of bitcoin diving below $8,000 Hard times
Irish packaging firm snubs Twitter bans crytocurrency ads on fraud fears IMF boss urges ‘rainy day
sweetened US bid Twitter on Monday announced a ban some major exchanges. Twitter plans fund’ for eurozone
on ads for initial offerings of crypto-
to modify its ad policy as the digital
Ireland’s Smurfit Kappa, which currency or sales of virtual currency currency market evolves and its abil- International Monetary Fund chief
makes cardboard and paper pack- tokens, sending the value of bitcoin ity to distinguish dubious marketing Christine Lagarde said Monday that
aging, said Monday that it has re- diving below $8,000. messages improves. eurozone countries should set up a
jected an improved 8.9-billion-euro Twitter followed the lead of Google The British government early this “rainy day fund” that could cushion
($11-billion) bid from US peer Inter- and Facebook, which earlier this year year called for global regulation of members when they hit economic
national Paper. cracked down on digital currency ads controversial virtual currency bit- hard times.
London-listed Smurfit, which had to protect users from being duped. coin, adding that the G20 would ad- “For a relatively modest cost... a
earlier this month snubbed an initial “We are committed to ensuring the dress the topic this month. central fiscal capacity could reduce
8.6-billion-euro bid, said in a state- safety of the Twitter community,” Bitcoin is independent of govern- the negative effects on output by
ment that the latest offer also failed Twitter said in a statement. ments and banks and uses blockchain more than 50 percent” during a crisis,
to reflect its value, track record and “As such, we have added a new technology, where encrypted digital Lagarde said in a Berlin speech, cit-
prospects. policy for Twitter Ads relating to coins are created by supercomputers. ing findings by IMF researchers.
The improved cash-and-stock bid cryptocurrency.” The virtual currency is not regulat- Countries could pay around 0.35
-- pitched at 37.54 euros per share Under the new policy, the adver- ed by any central bank but is instead percent of their annual gross domes-
-- was therefore inadequate, it added. tisement of ICOs, or initial currency overseen by a community of users tic product into the common pot,
“The board has unanimously re- offerings, and token sales will be who try to guard against counterfeit- which would pay out in times of need
jected the revised proposal,” Smurfit prohibited at the global one-to-many ing. Virtual currency exchanges have -- on condition they upheld strict
said in its statement. messaging platform. seen tremendous volatility, and have spending rules.
“The board is resolute in its belief Some startups have used ICOs to sparked concerns they can be used to Lagarde added that “in extreme
that the best interests of the group’s raise billions of dollars in a highly launder money for criminal networks. circumstances, the fund would be al-
stakeholders are served by pursuing volatile, unregulated market. The value of Litecoin also tanked lowed to borrow” if it needed more fi-
its future as an independent company, Twitter said: “We know that this on Monday, after the Singapore- nancial heft to back struggling nations.
operating as the European and pan- type of content is often associated based nonprofit Litecoin foundation The former French finance minister’s
American leader in paper-based pack- with deception and fraud, both or- put out word that payments processor proposals throw the IMF’s weight
aging. “The revised proposal also fun- ganic and paid, and are proactively LitePay ceased operations. into a mounting discussion about how
damentally undervalues the group.” implementing a number of signals to LitePay had asked the foundation to buttress the 19-country eurozone.
International Paper responded with prevent these types of accounts from for more funding, but was “unable French President Emmanuel Macron
a statement detailing the revised pro- engaging with others in a deceptive to provide a satisfactory picture” of promised voters he would renew the
posal. The US giant added that the manner.” what it did with the money it had al- currency area and equip it with a
“combination of two highly comple- The value of bitcoin dropped eight ready been given, according to a re- centrally-managed common budget,
mentary businesses has compelling percent to $7,929 after the Twitter lease. after years of crisis hobbled growth
strategic and financial rationale”. ad ban was announced, according to “We are greatly disheartened that and sent unemployment soaring.
The group “remains willing to market data from Bloomberg. this saga has ended in this way and we But while he hopes for support
move quickly and cooperatively to The new policy leaves open the apologize for not doing enough due from German Chancellor Angela
engage with Smurfit Kappa with a door for ads for cryptocurrency ex- diligence that could have uncovered Merkel’s new government, smaller
view to achieving a recommended changes or secure “wallet” services some of these issues earlier,” Litecoin fiscally conservative countries like
transaction”. offered by public companies listed on foundation said in the release. the Netherlands and Finland fear a
joint promise of support would en-
“Lazard approached over 30 potential funding sources to provide such financing” courage bad behaviour.
Governments could spend more
Remington bankruptcy shows depth of US gun slump recklessly if they knew they were
The US gunmaker Remington filed lower levels of consumer firearm pool of financers for the period after insured against financial difficulties,
for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, demand,” American Outdoor Brands the bankruptcy filing, according to critics argue, a problem known to
a day after marchers swarmed US chief executive James Debney said Ari Lefkovits, managing partner of economists as “moral hazard”.
cities nationwide to call for greater earlier this month. Lazard Freres, which was hired by Those are “legitimate fears”, La-
regulation of firearms. He said “flattish” firearms sales Remington. garde acknowledged.
But the hard times now facing gun could persist for another 12-18 “Lazard approached over 30 poten- However, “transfers from the fund
companies began in November 2016. months. tial funding sources to provide such should be conditional on a member’s
That was when Donald Trump’s Headquartered in North Carolina, financing,” Lefkovitz said. “The vast compliance with EU fiscal rules,”
surprise election victory in the US Remington dates to 1816, making it majority of lenders contacted, how- which limit how much debt national
led to a sudden drop in US firearms one of the nation’s oldest gunmakers. ever, indicated that they were reluc- capitals can take on and how large a
demand, which had been robust until Besides guns, it makes bullets and tant to provide financing to firearms deficit they can run.
then as gun owners stockpiled in an- barrel equipment, employing 2,700 manufacturers.” The IMF chief added that it was ur-
ticipation of a Hillary Clinton presi- people at seven facilities in the US Remington instead turned to its gent to put tools in place now before
dency. and exporting to 52 countries, chief existing lenders, including JPMor- a crisis hits. Many observers have
With Trump an avowed gun rights financial officer Stephen Jackson said gan Chase and Franklin Advisers, pointed to a window of opportunity
supporter with boasts of warm ties in a filing in US Bankruptcy Court in Lefkovits said. Several others with for eurozone reforms that could close
to the National Rifle Association, in Delaware. long relationships with Remington, by the next European Parliament
office, gun enthusiasts slowed pur- Remington experienced a “sig- including Bank of America and Wells elections in May 2019.
chases, causing a glut. Massive dis- nificant decline in sales” over the last Fargo, are also providing financing Looking back to the eurozone’s fi-
counting and deep layoffs at firearms year when demand “ultimately did during the propcess. nancial crisis, Lagarde said “mecha-
companies soon followed. not materialize” after the company The reorganization, considered nisms were not in place, we were
Gunmakers now face intensifying boosted output in 2016, Jackson said. a “prepackaged” bankruptcy be- racing against the clock” in cases like
public scrutiny following the Febru- Operating profits in 2017 dwindled cause the major parties have already Greece’s repeated bailouts.
ary 14 Florida school shooting that to just $33.6 million, less than one reached agreement, would eliminate Governments could also make a
left 17 dead, sparking Saturday’s third the level just two years earlier, $775 million in debt and shift to cred- common crisis-fighting fund condi-
“March for our Lives.” Jackson said. itors control of new equity. tional on progress in other areas like
Retailers such as Dick’s Sporting On February 12, two days before Besides the financial incentive banking sector reform, she said.
Goods and Walmart have moved to to the Parkland shooting, Remington to stay in the transaction, banks in- But there should be a “meeting of
distance themselves from the extreme signaled plans to file for bankruptcy volved in the bankruptcy might face the minds” among leaders as soon as
end of the political spectrum on gun protection, saying it reached a pre- legal liabilities if they walked away possible, Lagarde urged.
rights -- with aversion spreading to liminary agreement with its credi- now. “Give the arrival point, agree on
the financial sector as well. tors to allow the company to operate Bank of America and JPMorgan the general principle, give a timeline,
But the immediate problem facing while it reorganizes. declined to comment. Wells Fargo and deliver... so that there is a sense
Remington and other firearms com- Remington however encountered did not immediately respond to re- of progress and some optimism that
panies is the expectation for “new, difficulty with efforts to expand its quest for comment. is so badly needed,” she said.

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“I was feeling good and then I started having back spasms. I just have to keep my body moving and feel warm and loose”
Kyrgios cruises into fourth round of Miami Open

Nick Kyrgios moved into the fourth his inability to make inroads into the
round of the Miami Open despite ad- rapid fire Kyrgios’ serve causing the
mitting he’s lacking the match fitness 30-year old to angrily lay bare his
to properly compete for the title. frustrations on more than one occa-
Kyrgios arrived in south Florida sion. The Australian, however, was
having not played for two months far more consistent and when he
thanks to a troublesome elbow injury broke again early in the second set,
which forced him to withdraw from the writing was very much on the
tournaments in Rotterdam, Delray wall for an opponent who simply
Beach, Acapulco and Indian Wells in didn’t have any answers.
recent weeks. His serve was clocked at an im-
His 6-3, 6-3 victory here Monday pressive 137 mph but Kyrgios, who
against the Italian world No. 18 Fabio never seems too far away from a
Fognini certainly suggested a return meltdown, had to dig deep in an at-
to peak form is attainable. tempt to close out the match.
The Australian took just 29 min- Fognini however was unable to
utes to win the first set and although pull himself back into the match and
Fognini battled hard in the second, it another break of serve put the seal on
wasn’t enough to stop the 22 year-old a good afternoon’s work for Kyrgios
who was powerfully crashing the ball who was boosted by having Boston
around the court from all angles. Celtics star Gordon Hayward in his
Yet afterwards Kyrgios, who will Nick Kyrgios of Australia looks on during his match against Fabio Fognini of Italy (AFP) box here in Key Biscayne.
face either David Ferrer or Alexander Kyrgios was serving and hitting ing to return from a persistent elbow “It’s been great to have him
Zverev for a place in the final eight, powerfully, a sure sign that the elbow problem, Kyrgios isn’t alone when around,” says Kyrgios, who is a huge
insisted his injury problems are refus- problem which has hampered him so it comes to playing through the pain NBA fan and follows the Celtics.
ing to go away. far in 2018 seems to be on the mend. barrier. Fellow Australian Thanasi Kokki-
“I came here not expecting “I am trying to keep everything “I have had a couple of niggling nakis failed to build on his win over
too much,” he said. “I have been lose, the elbow was feeling better a injuries during my career though no Roger Federer in the previous round,
having back spasms and am nowhere couple of weeks ago. surgery yet touch wood,” he added. falling 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) to Spain’s
close to 100 percent. “I was feeling good and then I “I am working hard in the gym but Fernando Verdasco, while Canadian
“So winning matches like this are started having back spasms. I just I still need to tick some boxes when it Denis Shapovalov outlasted Ameri-
a great confidence boost for me. I am have to keep my body moving and comes to professionalism.” can Sam Querrey 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
only at 70 percent so I am just trying feel warm and loose.” Kyrgios began the match confi- Verdasco’s win was a fiery affair
to get through and take it very slowly. With the likes of Andy Murray and dently, getting an early break to storm with the Spaniard accusing Kokkina-
“I haven’t been able to train hard. Stan Wawrinka still out with injuries to a 3-0 lead. Fognini was cutting a kis’ father of talking between points
I am just slowly building myself up.” and Novak Djokovic desperately try- frustrated figure in the afternoon sun, in the deciding set.

Tite “We took the necessary steps to investigate and resolve the situation”
‘Ghost’ of 7-1 Germany No harm done despite cyber attack on UK Anti-Doping
mauling still haunts Brazil UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) reassured use exemptions (TUEs) by Brit- attack affecting our systems. We can
confirm that no data has been lost or
ish cycling great Bradley Wiggins
athletes on Monday that no personal
Brazil coach Tite says the “ghost” of data had been stolen after it was came to light. The five-time Olympic compromised,” said a UKAD spokes-
their 7-1 mauling by Germany at the subject to a hacking attack over the champion was administered the cor- man in a statement released to Press
2014 World Cup still haunts the ‘Se- weekend. ticosteroid triamcinolone before his Association Sport.
lecao’, as the teams prepare to meet Suspicion for the attack is likely three biggest road races in 2011, 2012 “We took the necessary steps to
on Tuesday. to fall on Russia-based Fancy Bears and 2013, including his 2012 Tour de investigate and resolve the situation.
Brazil suffered their heaviest home after their successful hacking previ- France victory. No core activity, including our testing
defeat when Germany hit four goals ously of a number of sports bodies, A TUE is a dispensation, approved programme, has been impacted.
in six devastating first-half minutes of including the World Anti-Doping by doctors and the world governing “We are satisfied that we have ap-
the Belo Horizonte semi-final nearly Agency (WADA) and the Interna- body, to take an otherwise banned propriate levels of cyber security in
four years ago. Toni Kroos and Andre tional Association of Athletics Fed- drug for medical reasons. place, and we continually review our
Schuerrle both scored twice over the 90 erations (IAAF). It was due to their “Over the weekend UK Anti- systems and measures to ensure they
minutes as Germany’s attack ran riot en hacking that the use of therapeutic Doping was made aware of a cyber are of a very high standard.”
route to winning the World Cup title.
The teams meet in a friendly for “Naturally we are deeply concerned, especially given the weather conditions”
the first time since at Berlin’s Olym-
pic Stadium and Tite says Brazil still Rescue mission for British man overboard in Volvo Ocean Race
bear the scars. “This has a huge psy- A high-seas search was underway Fisher had survival gear on before stretch of the around-the-world race.
chological meaning - no one needs to Tuesday after a Volvo Ocean Race he entered the water, where tempera- The 14,075 kilometre leg of the race
fool themselves about that,” Tite told crew member washed overboard tures are estimated at nine degrees takes the yachts on a three-week voy-
German magazine Kicker. amid gale-force winds in the hostile Celsius (48.2 Fahrenheit). age across inhospitable waters from
“The 7-1 from the World Cup is like Southern Ocean, race organisers said. Race control in Alicante, Spain, New Zealand to Cape Horn and then
a ghost. “It’s present, people still talk They said Briton John Fisher went said a ship in the area where Fisher up South America’s eastern coast to
about it, but the more you talk about it, missing from the yacht SKH/Scal- went missing had been diverted to the Brazilian city of Itajai.
the less this ‘ghost’ disappears. lywag at 1342 GMT Monday some look for the sailor. The 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race is
“It won’t just be a sporting chal- 2,250 kilometres (1,400 miles) west “There is daylight, but weather the longest in the competition’s 44-
lenge, but a huge emotional challenge of Cape Horn on the tip of South conditions are forecast to deteriorate year history, stretching over eight
too. America. in the coming hours,” they said. months and 45,000 nautical miles
“We are preparing to give our best The rest of Scallywag’s crew was “Given the gale force conditions it around the globe and ending in The
performance, which will be impor- unharmed and were helping coordi- is not an option to divert any of the Hague in the Netherlands in late
tant, but of course I also want a good nating a rescue effort with Chilean other six Volvo Ocean Race competi- June.
result.” Tite has been in charge of search and rescue authorities. tors, who are at least 200 miles fur- The race has already been marred by
Brazil since 2016, but Felipe Scolari “Naturally we are deeply con- ther east and downwind.” tragedy, when Vestas 11th Hour Racing
was head coach for the mauling by cerned, especially given the weather The Race fleet set off from Auck- collided with a trawler on its way to
Germany at the last World Cup. conditions,” organisers said. land on March 18 on the toughest Hong Kong, killing a fisherman.

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The aim of the game is to fill a 9x9 grid (81 squares) that is subdivided into 3x3 “sub-squares, with each of the numbers one through nine, besides
the ones that are already filled with numbers.
The rule is that each number appear only once per row, once per column, and only once per sub-square. It is rather easy to solve, in fact no math-
ematical knowledge is required. The solutions are indicated below.
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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11 12 13
2 9 8 5 4 7 14 15 16 17 7 1
18 19 20 21
4 1 9 3 22 23 6 4 24
25 26 27
8 5 3 1 8 28 9 1 29 30 3
31 32 33 34
35 36
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ACROSS DOWN
1 Legend 1 Kilogram
8 9 10
4 Baseball referee 2 Railroad track
8 Slick 3 Shrill bark
11 12 13 10 Education (abbr.) 5 Asteroid like
11 Swing 6 Paid (abbr.)
14 15 16 17 13 Hive dweller 7 29,028 ft. mountain
14 Providence locale 9 Public transportation
16 Trim sheep 12 Bandit like
18 19 20 21
18 Artist's creation 13 Soft cheese
20 Salt addition 14 Fled (2 wds.)
22 23 24 22 Closer 15 Wrath
24 Aurora 17 Advertisement
25 26 27 25 Famous brand of blue jeans 19 Baby powder
27 New England state 21 Second to last mo.
28 Football conference 23 Rupee (abbr.)
28 29 30 29 Yucky 26 Air
31 We 30 Affirmative
31 32 33 34 32 Time period 31 2002 Winter Olympics locale
35 Young people 33 Actinium (abbr.)
36 Air Cushion Vehicle (abbr.) 34 Recreational vehicle (abbr.)
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13 Hive dweller 7 29,028 ft. mountain
14 Providence locale 9 Public transportation
16 Trim sheep 12 Bandit like
18 Artist's creation 13 Soft cheese
20 Salt addition 14 Fled (2 wds.)
22 Closer 15 Wrath
24 Aurora 17 Advertisement
25 Famous brand of blue jeans 19 Baby powder
27 New England state 21 Second to last mo.
28 Football conference 23 Rupee (abbr.)
29 Yucky 26 Air
31 We 30 Affirmative
32 Time period 31 2002 Winter Olympics locale
35 Young people 33 Actinium (abbr.)
36 Air Cushion Vehicle (abbr.) 34 Recreational vehicle (abbr.)

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