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Important news for important people Volume 3262 Friday August 03, 2018
International Business Sports
Thousands of people took part in Je- Apple, the culture-changing company Michelle Wie said she was “devastat- Cabo San Lucas
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“No, I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people” Slapped sanctions
Ivanka Trump: Family separations a ‘low point,’ media not the enemy Turkey vows retaliation in
crisis with US over pastor
publicly until after his reversal, when Turkey was on Thursday drawing up
she thanked him for “taking critical retaliatory measures after Washing-
action ending family separation at ton slapped sanctions on two Turkish
our border.” ministers in the one of the biggest cri-
Last year, she urged him to keep ses between the two NATO allies in
the United States in the Paris climate recent years.
accord, but her prodding fell on deaf Tensions have soared over Tur-
ears and the president pulled out. key’s detention on terror charges of
In November, as Republican Sen- American pastor Andrew Brunson,
ate candidate Roy Moore faced ac- who was first held in October 2016
cusations he pursued sexual relation- and was moved to house arrest last
ships with teenage girls when he was week. The sanctions targeting Justice
in his 30s, Ivanka Trump weighed Minister Abdulhamit Gul and Interior
in, saying “there’s a special place Minister Suleyman Soylu freeze any
in hell for people who prey on chil- property or assets on US soil held by
dren.” But two weeks later, the presi- the two ministers, and bar US citi-
dent endorsed Moore, who ultimately zens from doing business with them.
lost to a Democrat. White House spokeswoman Sarah
As first daughter, Ivanka has trav- Sanders told journalists both min-
eled overseas representing the United isters had “played leading roles
States, attended meetings with visit- in the arrest and detention of Pas-
US President Special advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump (Photo AFP) ing heads of state and traveled do- tor Brunson”, who led a Protestant
Ivanka Trump distanced herself of detained toddlers crying for their mestically, fueling speculation that church in the Aegean city of Izmir.
Thursday from some of her father’s mothers, caused a firestorm and in she may harbor future political ambi- The US Treasury implemented
most controversial policies and stri- June the president reversed course. tions of her own. the sanctions under the 2016 Global
dent rhetoric, saying she is “vehe- He ordered an end to the separa- “I’m really passionate about the Magnitsky Act named after Russian
mently against” family separations tions. But as of last week’s deadline, work that I’m doing here and I’m re- lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died
and that journalists are not the enemy. 711 of the roughly 2,500 separated ally committed to it,” she said Thurs- in a Moscow jail, and which allows
Speaking publicly for the first time children were still not reunited with day. So much so that last week she the US to sanction foreign officials
since she shuttered her eponymous their parents, and officials were un- announced she was closing her fash- implicated in rights abuses.
fashion brand last week, the first able to clarify when they would see ion brand, following criticism about The Turkish foreign ministry
daughter and senior advisor to Presi- their family. Trump also distanced potential conflicts of interest and warned that the move “will greatly
dent Donald Trump took a decidedly herself from her father’s relentless flagging sales. damage constructive efforts” to solve
different approach than her combat- condemnation of the media -- attacks Trump said she might return to the outstanding issues.
ive father to stress that the immigra- that have raised the levels of anti- private sector “at some point,” but Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavuso-
tion crisis has caused her anxiety. press antagonism at his recent rallies. could not give a timetable and felt glu, who is set to meet US Secretary
“That was a low point for me as While saying she had “sensitivity” that was “unfair” to her company of State Mike Pompeo in the next few
well,” Trump, 36, told a conference about why some people who feel tar- staff, so she decided to shutter the days, said the move “will not go with-
organized by news website Axios, re- geted have gripes with reporters, the business. out response”.
ferring to the Trump administration’s moniker with which the president has In discussing the immigration cri- The standoff appears to be one of
“zero tolerance” policy that led to the branded them is misplaced. sis, Trump described herself as “the the most serious crises between Tur-
separation of thousands of children “No, I do not feel that the media daughter of an immigrant” -- her key and the United States in modern
from their migrant parents. is the enemy of the people,” Ivanka mother was born and raised in the history, along with the rows over the
“I am very vehemently against said. The divergence from the presi- former Czechoslovakia, and came to 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus and
family separation and the separation dent is not surprising. Many observ- the US legally. the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq.
of parents and children, so I would ers at the start of Trump’s presidency “So we have to be very careful “A historic rupture,” said the head-
agree with that sentiment.” had come to believe that Ivanka and about incentivizing behavior that puts line in the opposition daily Cum-
Ivanka’s position aligns with the her husband, Jared Kushner, formed children at risk of being trafficked, at huriyet. Soner Cagaptay, director of
opinions of everyday Americans, a compassionate camp in the White risk of entering this country with coy- the Turkish Research Programme at
who polls show are broadly opposed House and would act as a check on otes or making an incredibly danger- the Washington Institute, told AFP
to the separations -- although the her father’s cruder instincts. ous journey alone,” she said. the crisis had erupted with Turkey
immigration policy retains majority That role failed to fully material- “These are incredibly difficult is- undergoing a “transformation” under
support among Republicans. ize. While Trump was said to have sues, and like the rest of the country I Erdogan which has seen the country
The immigration crisis, which discouraged her father privately from experience them in a very emotional more closely orientating towards the
swelled further when audio emerged the border policy, she said nothing way.” Muslim Middle East.

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Report The attacker was Yishai Shlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, who is now serving a life sentence
Zimbabwe tense as election Thousands join Gay Pride parade in conservative Jerusalem
results set to be unveiled
Zimbabwe on Thursday awaited the Thousands of people took part in Je-
outcome of presidential elections that rusalem’s annual Gay Pride parade
have plunged the country into blood- under heavy police guard on Thurs-
shed and protest, stirring memories of day, mindful of a fatal 2015 attack on
a traumatic past. marchers in the largely conservative
A day after six people were killed city.
in an army crackdown during dem- “We shall not allow any distur-
onstrations against alleged electoral bance to public order and we shall
fraud, the capital Harare -- its centre ensure the safety of the march and its
cleared by troops -- braced for the participants,” a police statement said.
announcement of the results later It said that about 10,000 people ar-
Thursday. rived for the start of the parade, set-
“The presidential election results ting off from a downtown Jerusalem
will start to be announced around 10 park to march through nearby streets.
pm,” Zimbabwe Election Commis- Speaking to AFP at the starting
sion (ZEC) commissioner Qhubani point, opposition leader Tzipi Livni,
Moyo told AFP. “We are hopeful that of the centrist Zionist Union alliance,
all of them will be announced today.” said: “I am here to send a message to
The vote on Monday -- the first the government that the state of Is-
since iron-fisted ruler Robert Mugabe rael must be a state with values such
was ousted last year -- were meant to as equality and freedom.”
turn the page on years of brutal re- Across the road a few dozen dem- Annual Jerusalem Gay Pride (Photo AFP)
pression. onstrators gathered to protest against The attacker was Yishai Shlissel, ality in the Middle East, with a large
But anger flared over alleged vote- the parade and raised a banner in an ultra-Orthodox Jew, who is now and influential gay community. But
rigging, prompting troops to use live Hebrew reading “No entry for this serving a life sentence. conservative Jerusalem, a heavily re-
rounds on protestors. abomination to the Holy City”. Shlissel had spent 10 years in jail ligious city sacred to Jews, Muslims
Police spokeswoman Charity Police said “weapons of all kinds, after a similar attack on the 2005 Je- and Christians, is far less gay-friend-
Charamba told a press conference drones and all types of aircraft” were rusalem Gay Pride march, and had ly than liberal Tel Aviv.
Thursday that the toll had risen from banned from the assembly point and been released just three weeks before This year’s parade, the 17th annual
three to six after some protesters suc- from the parade route. the event, leading to criticism of the Jerusalem march, is being held under
cumbed to their injuries. The city centre was closed to traf- police. the banner of “Pride and Tolerance”.
The government accused the fic and participants were subjected to The Jerusalem parade has taken on Organisers say they expect an es-
Movement for Democratic Change police security checks before being added significance since then, with pecially high turnout this year due
(MDC) opposition party of inciting allowed to join the rally, they said. many from outside the gay commu- to what they say is a groundswell of
the unrest and vowed to enforce a se- In the 2015 attack, a 16-year-old nity joining the march in solidarity public sympathy for gay rights in the
curity clampdown. girl was stabbed to death and five and to call for tolerance. Israel has wake of a recent law denying surro-
But President Emmerson Mnan- other people wounded. the most open attitude to homosexu- gacy rights to same-sex couples.
gagwa also said on Twitter that he
wanted an independent investigation “The Pope’s decision is a further push to the Church and Catholics”
into the killings, and that he sought to
settle differences “peacefully”. Pope says death penalty ‘inadmissable’
The presidential race has pitted Pope Francis has declared the death More than two-thirds of countries In an explanatory letter to bishops,
75-year-old Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s penalty “inadmissible” in an update -- including most predominantly Ladaria says that the update high-
former ally in the ruling ZANU-PF of Catholic believers’ most impor- Catholic states -- have abolished or lights “the clearer awareness of the
party, against the MDC’s leader, Nel- tant guide to Church teaching, the suspended judicial killings. Church for the respect due to every
son Chamisa, 35 years his junior. catechism, the Vatican said Thursday. However, human rights organisa- human life”.
In a late-night press conference on “The Church teaches, in the light tion Amnesty International recorded The update also says the Church
Wednesday, Home Affairs Minister of the Gospel, that ‘the death penalty at least 2,591 death sentences in 53 will “work with determination” for
Obert Mpofu warned further protests is inadmissible because it is an attack countries and nearly 1,000 executions the abolition of the death penalty
would not be tolerated. on the inviolability and dignity of the in 2017 alone. worldwide, added Ladaria.
“The opposition... are testing our person’,” the new text states. Amnesty says that those figures “Recourse to the death penalty
resolve and I think they are making a The move comes after decades exclude China, which it claims does on the part of legitimate authority,
big mistake,” he said. of hardening opposition from the not make public announcements on following a fair trial, was long con-
On Thursday, soldiers guarded the Church to capital punishment, with the thousands of death sentences it sidered an appropriate response to
headquarters of ZANU-PF, while ar- Francis and his predecessors Bene- passes. the gravity of certain crimes and an
moured personnel carriers, water can- dict XVI and John Paul II all making Francis approved the change to the acceptable, albeit extreme, means of
non trucks and police anti-riot vans similar pleas for it to be stopped. catechism, which covers a wide range safeguarding the common good,” the
took position outside MDC head- John Paul II called for its abolition of moral and social issues, during a new text says.
quarters. on a visit to the United States in 1999, meeting in May with the head of the “Today, however, there is an in-
Soldiers brandishing assault rifles while Benedict XVI said there was Congregation for the Doctrine of the creasing awareness that the dignity of
and police shouted at pedestrians and “the need to do everything possible to Faith -- Cardinal Luis Ladaria -- the the person is not lost even after the
traders to leave central Harare, AFP eliminate capital punishment,” with- Church’s doctrinal watchdog. commission of very serious crimes.”
journalists witnessed. Chamisa ratch- out ever going as far as to ask for an
eted up pressure, saying he had won edit of the catechism.
the presidential vote and that the re- The Community of Sant’Egidio,
sult was being faked. an association that represents Chris-
“What they have been trying to do tians in 70 countries and a long-time
of late is to play around... that is rig- campaigner against the death penalty,
ging, that is manipulation, trying to expressed “joy” at the move.
bastardise the result, and that we will “The Pope’s decision is a further
not allow,” he told reporters. push to the Church and Catholics,
In official results from the parlia- beginning with the Gospel, to respect
mentary election, also held on Mon- the sacredness of human life and to
day, ZANU-PF won easily -- suggest- work in every continent towards the
ing Mnangagwa would be on course abolishment of this inhuman prac-
to retain the presidency. tice,” the association said.

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“There’s no real excitement on the trading desk” Wall Street Indexes
Apple captures another first with $1 trillion valuation Dow Jones
S&P 2827.22 + 0.49%
International Stock Indexes
Apple, the culture-changing com- a series of solid financial results and to the vast “install base” of people us- Australia
pany behind the iPod, iPhone and spreading Apple’s products to China ing devices made by the company. Frankfurt
iPad, hit another milestone on Thurs- and other foreign markets. Apple is in the unique situation of Italy 21414.72 - 1.73%
day, becoming the first private-sector As with other landmarks -- such controlling the hardware and soft- London
company to surpass $1 trillion in as the Dow crossing 25,000 points ware in its mobile devices, with con- Madrid
market value. for the first time -- the Apple record tent for users required to go through Paris
Shares of Apple broke through is significant because of its resonance its App Store that takes a percentage Tokyo
$207.05 in late-morning trading beyond the financial universe. of revenue. On Tuesday, Apple re- Toronto
on Wall Street, two days after the “The $1 trillion mark is more psy- ported that net profit jumped more Latin-American Stock Indexes
California technology firm reported chological, and sends a message of than 30 percent to $11.5 billion. Bogota 1529.17 - 0.73%
strong quarterly earnings. growth and size into the market,” said Revenue in the fiscal third quarter Buenos Aires
The landmark is the latest victory Howard Silverblatt, senior index ana- soared 17 percent to $53.3 billion Lima
for Tim Cook, who faced skepticism lyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices. from the same period a year earlier Mexico
when he took over as chief executive Many financial insiders, however, due to sales of pricier iPhones, online Panama
in 2011 from ailing iconic co-founder view the record as a non-event, de- services and wearable devices. Santiago
Steve Jobs. spite breaching the psychological Apple’s valuation also cements the Sao Paulo 79636.69 + 0.42%
Jobs, who founded Apple in a Sili- barrier. continued supremacy of US technol- Venezuela
con Valley garage in 1976 with Steve “There’s no real excitement on the ogy companies in the broader market, Most Active Stocks
Wozniak and built it into a global trading desk,” said Karl Haeling of with Amazon, Google-parent Alpha- 3D Systems Corp
powerhouse, died in October 2011. LBBW. “It’s one of those things that bet, Microsoft and Facebook regu- 3M Co
After the death of master pitch- does not mean anything by itself... larly rounding out the top five. Alcoa
man Jobs, analysts and other industry it’s more a testimony of the impor- Apple is the first private sector Amex
watchers wondered whether the com- tance of Apple on the market.” company to reach this level. State oil AT&T
pany would lose its magic for creat- Cook has put a focus on digital company PetroChina briefly broke B. of America
ing “the next big thing.” content and services, positioning Ap- the $1 trillion barrier in 2007 dur- Boeing
But Cook has gradually won acco- ple to make money from music, mov- ing its initial public offering, but has Caterpillar
lades from investors by pumping out ies, apps, subscriptions and more sold since dropped back down. Chevron
Cisco Systems
The US Justice Department said Coca Cola
Chinese-American engineer charged with stealing GE technology Exxon Mobil 79.91 - 0.60%

General Electric
A Chinese-American engineer faces individuals providing certain tech- “At GE, we aggressively protect H.P.
charges of stealing valuable technol- nologies. and defend our intellectual property Home Depot
ogy from General Electric, sneaking Zheng’s arrest comes as President and have strict processes in place for IBM
it out hidden in a picture of the sunset Donald Trump intensifies his trade identifying these issues and partner- Intel
to take to China, the US Justice De- war with Beijing, largely over com- ing with law enforcement,” a spokes- Johnson & Johnson
partment said. plaints the country steals US technol- man said. JPMorgan
Xiaoqing Zheng, 56, a US citizen ogy or obliges American companies US investigators said Zheng may Kraft Heinz Co
also believed to have Chinese na- to share know-how in exchange for have begun stealing thousands of McDonalds
tionality, was due to appear before a doing business in China. files containing GE’s industrial se- Merck & Co
judge in Albany, New York on Thurs- Trump imposed punishing tariffs crets as far back as 2014, according Microsoft
day, a day after the FBI arrested him, on tens of billions in Chinese imports to court documents. Pfizer
according to federal prosecutors. and plans more to ratchet up the pres- And Zheng worked for or owned Procter & Gamble
GE had scrutinized Zheng’s ac- sure on Beijing to correct the perva- Chinese companies dealing in the Travelers Cos
tivities for four years, before the FBI sive industrial espionage. same technologies produced by GE United Tech.
searched his home, finding, among General Electric said Thursday it Power, which produces and markets Verizon
other things, a handbook detailing had been cooperating with the FBI energy generation techniques around Wal-Mart
“resources” Beijing would grant to for “some time” on the case. the world, the FBI found. Walt Disney
The electric car maker announced in June that it would cut nine percent of its staff in a bid to achieve profitability
Tesla says on track for profit despite bigger 2Q loss
Tesla shares revved on Wednesday dia and from the financial communi- met a 5,000 per week benchmark in the company benefits from hard-won
on news the electric car maker is on ty, abruptly shutting down questions June and repeated that pace “multiple production-line efficiencies.
the road to being profitable this year from analysts during the company’s times” in July. The electric car maker announced
despite losing more money than ana- May conference call on earnings. Tesla said it is on track to hit 6,000 in June that it would cut nine percent
lysts expected in the recently ended Tesla has faced multiple controver- vehicles per week by late August and of its staff in a bid to achieve profit-
quarter. sies in recent months, many of them expects to reach 10,000 per week ability.
Tesla shares raced up more than stemming from comments made by “some time next year.” In its earnings statement, Tesla
9 percent to $328.99 in after-market the mercurial Musk. Tesla executives said they have projected that it would reach profit-
trades that followed release of earn- The Silicon Valley-based company started to make a profit on cars, and ability in the third quarter and stay
ings figures and a call in which chief reported a $717.5 million loss that predicted the “margin” will grow as profitable in the fourth quarter.
executive Elon Musk patiently field- was more than twice the $336.4 mil-
ed questions and expressed regret for lion it lost in the same quarter a year
rudely brushing off inquiries from ago. Revenues meanwhile jumped Foreign Exchange
some analysts a quarter earlier. 43.5 percent to $4.0 billion.
“I’d like to apologize for being The company also burned through EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
impolite on the last call,” Musk said less cash than many analysts expect- EURO - 1.16 1.52 .89 1.56 1.15 9.10 130.00
to an analyst whose query he had dis- ed. USA .86 - 1.30 .76 1.35 .99 7.87 111.11
missed. Tesla said its closely-watched CAN .66 .77 - .59 1.04 .75 6.00 86.00
“There really is no excuse for bad ramp-up of production of the Model UK 1.12 1.31 1.69 - 1.79 1.30 10.30 146.00
manners.” Musk said a lack of sleep 3 has hit its stride after earlier miss- AUS .64 .74 .96 .56 - .75 5.80 82.00
and long work days had darkened his ing a series of targets. SWISS .87 1.01 1.33 .77 1.33 - 7.90 112.00
mood that day. Output of the Model 3, the com- H.KONG .11 .13 .17 .10 .17 .13 - 14.20
The Tesla chief had reacted defen- pany’s first targeting the middle mar- JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
sively to questions from the news me- ket and a major gamble for Musk,

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“We are confident we identified the root cause and are implementing corrective actions now” $200 billion imports
Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019 China calls on US to be
An engine flaw discovered during a The setback means the first crewed resulting in a possible gap in the US
launchpad test of Boeing’s Starliner test flight will be pushed back to the presence on the spacecraft. ‘cool-headed’ in trade war
spaceship, designed to carry humans middle of 2019, he said. The United States has bought seats China’s top envoy called on the Unit-
to the International Space Station, has Initially, the first test flights with for NASA astronauts on board Rus- ed States to remain “cool-headed”
delayed its first crew test flight until people on board were scheduled to sia’s Soyuz spacecraft -- at a price of Thursday as Washington threatened
next year. take place late in 2018. more than $80 million each -- through to raise the tariff rate on the next $200
The problem involved failures with Both Boeing and SpaceX are build- November 2019. billion of Chinese imports.
several abort engines that did not ing spaceships to transport astronauts Neither SpaceX nor Boeing is ex- Slapping additional tariffs on Chi-
close as planned and allowed propel- and restore US access to the space pected to be ready to carry out flights nese imports -- 60 percent of which
lant to leak, company officials said in station, a capacity lost when the shut- with people on board by that date be- are made by foreign firms, includ-
a conference call on Wednesday. tle program was retired in 2011, as cause of various delays in certifying ing American companies -- will only
“We are confident we identified the planned after 30 years of operation. their programs, the independent Gov- raise costs for domestic US consum-
root cause and are implementing cor- It is unclear when these first flights ernment Accountability Office said in ers, said Chinese Foreign Minister
rective actions now,” said vice presi- will happen. its July report. Wang Yi.
dent and program manager of Boe- A report issued last month by a SpaceX and Boeing have not re- “We hope that the trade policy
ing’s commercial crew program John US government auditor said Boeing leased updated timelines for the first makers in the United States will be
Mulholland, indicating that “minor and SpaceX are unlikely to be able to flights of their respective Crew Drag- cool-headed and listen to the voice of
design changes” are under way. send astronauts to the ISS next year, on and Starliner capsules. US consumers... and also pay atten-
tion to the voice in the international
“There’s a lot of angst internally. Some people are very mad we’re doing it” community,” Wang said.
“The US has no regard for the
Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China: source world... playing both soft and hard
Google is crafting a search engine US media reports on Wednesday, the opers, and have made significant in- ball with China will not have any
that would meet China’s draconian employee said. vestments in Chinese companies like effect, and only serve to disappoint
censorship rules, a company employ- The tech giant had already come,” spokesman Taj Meadows the countries and territories opposed
ee told AFP on Thursday, in a move under fire this year from thousands told AFP. “But we don’t comment on to a trade war,” China’s Ministry of
decried by human rights activists. of employees who signed a petition speculation about future plans.” Commerce said in a statement, add-
Google withdrew its search engine against a $10-million contract with News website The Intercept first ing that it still hopes to turn the situa-
from China eight years ago due to the US military, which was not re- reported the story, saying the search tion around. President Donald Trump
censorship and hacking but it is now newed. app was being tailored for the asked the US Trade Representative
working on a project for the country “There’s a lot of angst internally. Google-backed Android operating to consider increasing the proposed
codenamed “Dragonfly”, the employ- Some people are very mad we’re do- system for mobile devices. tariffs to 25 percent from the planned
ee said on condition of anonymity. ing it,” the source said. Terms about human rights, democ- 10 percent, USTR Robert Lighthizer
The search project -- which works A Google spokesman declined to racy, religion and peaceful protests said on Wednesday.
like a filter that sorts out certain topics confirm or deny the existence of the would be blacklisted, according to “We have been very clear about the
-- can be tested within the company’s project. The Intercept. The app will auto- specific changes China should under-
internal networks, the source said. “We provide a number of mobile matically identify and filter websites take. Regrettably, instead of changing
The news has caused anxiety within apps in China, such as Google Trans- blocked by China’s Great Firewall, its harmful behaviour, China has il-
the company since it first emerged in late and Files Go, help Chinese devel- the news outlet said. legally retaliated against US workers,
farmers, ranchers and businesses,”
Downtown Boys are rejuvenating punk rock for a new era Lighthizer said in a statement.
Officials, however, downplayed
Bilingual and woman-led, Downtown Boys bring fresh relevance to punk suggestions the move was intended
Attacking male entitlement and eco- from the stage to run about and invite If the views seem tailored to rally to compensate for the recent decline
nomic disenfranchisement with a unsuspecting bystanders to yell into behind the growing US movement in the value of the Chinese currency,
shouted mix of English and Span- the microphone alongside her. of self-described socialists battling which has threatened to take much
ish and intense bursts of saxophone, Downtown Boys attack the mind- President Donald Trump, the band of the sting out of Trump’s tariffs by
Downtown Boys are rejuvenating set behind border divisions on “A predates the real estate mogul’s making imports cheaper.
punk rock for a new era. Wall” and the generational lock on rise. Downtown Boys released their The US dollar has been strength-
Formed when frontwoman Victoria wealth in “100% Inheritance Tax.” debut album, “Full Communism,” ening since April as the central bank
Ruiz and guitarist Joey La Neve De- Yet the group also reaches into less in 2015. has been raising lending rates, which
Francesco worked at a hotel in Provi- didactic, more uncomfortable terrain, The band members still hold day draws investors looking for higher
dence, Rhode Island, and organized addressing gender and ethnic double- jobs but have seen rising success, re- returns. Washington and Beijing are
employees into a union, Downtown standards on songs such as “Somos cently completing a tour of Europe. locked in battle over American accu-
Boys proudly wear their working- Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)” -- Downtown Boys have signed on to sations that China’s export economy
class identity as they take their mes- which means “We’re Elegant (We’re Sub Pop, the influential Seattle indie benefits from unfair policies and sub-
sage everywhere from DIY clubs to Not Stupid)” -- and taking aim at the label best known for Nirvana, and sidies, as well as theft of American
major festivals. attitudes behind gentrification on “It their latest album, “Cost of Living,” technological know-how.
While punk rock, despite its long Can’t Wait.” was produced by Guy Picciotto of Trump has threatened to slap tariffs
association with politics, became “Get out of my city / Don’t you DC-based hardcore favorites Fugazi. on virtually all of China’s exports to
closely identified with white male have somewhere to be? / You’re wor- Downtown Boys have tried to live the United States.
culture, Downtown Boys are bilin- ried I’ll treat you like you treat me,” up to their principles, fighting at last Officials said they remained in reg-
gual and mixed gender, with lyrics the song goes. year’s South by Southwest to remove ular contact with their Chinese coun-
that take on the fraught issues of race, Ruiz said Downtown Boys saw a clause that threatened to collaborate terparts but could announce no new
class and sexuality in the contempo- themselves as part of the larger labor with immigration authorities over meeting. Wang, who is in Singapore
rary United States. movement, even as artists. artists’ visas and giving to gay rights for a foreign ministers’ meeting, said
Performing at Panorama, the New “I think that the internet can really groups to counter the donations of the spat will not affect diplomatic co-
York weekend put on by the promot- be a race to the bottom for a lot of the conservative mogul who co-owns operation with Washington on North
ers behind California’s Coachella musicians right now because you are Coachella. Korea.
mega-festival, Ruiz led the crowd in constantly trying to create content, At Panorama, the band was quick In a tweet last month, US President
chanting a profanity against ICE, the constantly trying to get that next hit,” to meet the back-stage workers and Donald Trump suggested that China
US Immigration and Customs En- she told AFP. make sure they were unionized. could be undermining a North Ko-
forcement agency, which has sparked “But it can be hard to go outside of Unlike the infamous three-chord rean denuclearisation deal because of
outrage over its aggressive removal your band and really work with other songs of early punk, Downtown Boys the ongoing trade war.
of undocumented people. workers. So I think the more we think bring melodious guitar shifts over the The US has already imposed 25
Despite a small and largely uniniti- about everything that happens behind heavy bass. And most notably, the percent tariffs on $34 billion in Chi-
ated crowd during the early set-time the stage, we will hopefully be able to lyrics are answered by ferocious re- nese goods, with another $16 billion
assigned by the festival, Ruiz plunged build more power,” she said. sponses on saxophone. to be targeted in coming weeks.

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“I felt if I kept pushing it then I could make it even worse ...” Samba badminton
Wie forced to quit Women’s British Open with hand injury From Brazilian slum to
world’s acclaim
Michelle Wie said she was “devastat- If it was not for badminton, the
ed” after a longstanding hand injury Brazilian Ygor Coelho says that he
forced her to pull out during the first would have ended up like some of
round of the Women’s British Open his friends from their Rio favela --
at Royal Lytham and St Annes on caught up in drugs or dead.
Thursday. Instead, the 21-year-old with a
Playing in frequent rain showers, beaming smile is making a name
the 28-year-old American was on for himself as South America’s best
seven over par after 12 holes before badminton player and an example for
deciding she could not continue. others growing up in tough circum-
“I’ve been doing everything hu- stances. Coelho was defeated in the
manly possible to get my hand last 16 of the World Championships
healthy enough to play this week,” on Thursday in Nanjing, but not be-
she said on Twitter. “But it wasn’t fore his story grabbed attention and
enough. I gave it my all today, but I won him many admirers in China.
couldn’t stand the pain any longer. Exhibiting fleet, samba-like foot-
“I felt if I kept pushing it then I could work, Coelho -- ranked 39 in the
make it even worse. But I’m devas- world -- sprang a shock in beating
tated to have to pull out mid-round.” 11th-seeded HS Prannoy of India on
Lytham has not been a happy hunt- Wednesday. Coelho’s run came to an
ing ground for Wie. As a 16-year-old, emphatic end with a comprehensive
she fell foul of the rules in a bunker US golfer Michelle Wie watches her shot from the 5th tee (Photo AFP) 21-11, 21-7 defeat to Taiwan’s Chou
at the Women’s British Open and in- US Women’s Open, but she ended a cut at the Ladies Scottish Open in Tien-chen, but that did nothing to
curred a two-shot penalty. four-year trophy drought when she Gullane. The mid-round withdrawal wipe the big grin off his face.
Her best finish in the only British claimed the HSBC Women’s World by Wie was a major blow for another At times, Coelho has to pinch
major is tied third -- on her debut Championship in March. former US Open champion, Paula himself that all of this -- the crowd
as a 15-year-old at Royal Birkdale “I have been trying to manage the Creamer. The American was the first chanting his name, the media interest,
in 2005 and again at Kingsbarns in pain all year,” she said. “I think it’s alternate and was hoping someone playing sport for money -- is real.
Scotland 12 months ago. Wie has time to take some time off and get would pull out before teeing off to al- Even speaking English, a necessity
just one major victory, at the 2014 healthy.” Last week, Wie missed the low her into the field. when taking part in top-level interna-
tional competition, is something that
“Kobe will not be coming out of retirement to play again” he never thought possible.
Asked by AFP what he would be
Bryant’s wife says Lakers legend not interested in NBA return doing now if it were not for badmin-
Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, Valuable Player signed by the Lakers with birthdays, holidays and special ton, Coelho said: “It’s a hard question,
squelched rumors that her superstar in July. events.” but for sure badminton has changed
husband was considering coming Vanessa Bryant, quizzed by a fan Bryant, 39, played with O’Neal my life. “I’ve learnt English, I travel
out of retirement to play alongside in the comments of an Instagram vid- from 1996-2004. He won five NBA around the world, I have good experi-
LeBron James with the Los Angeles eo she had posted of herself on vaca- titles with the Lakers before retiring ences, friends all over the world.
Lakers. tion in Mexico, said no way. in 2016 and since then has pursued a “I’ve learnt a lot from badminton.”
The speculation, fueled by Lakers “Kobe will not be coming out of variety of projects. Coelho has since left the Chacrinha
fans’ enduring love for Bryant, was retirement to play again,” she said. In March, Bryant won an Oscar for slum of his boyhood on Rio’s western
boosted by erstwhile teammate Sha- “He doesn’t want to play again and the animated short film “Dear Bas- outskirts, instead training and living
quille O’Neal’s podcast prediction frankly we really enjoy spending ketball,” a collaboration with artist in France and Denmark.
that Bryant would return to team with time together as a family without Glen Keane and legendary composer But his tough upbringing in a com-
James -- the four-time NBA Most the crazy game schedule interfering John Williams. munity blighted by drug violence re-
mains a major part of his identity.
Coelho started playing badminton
Austin, Texas, and Sacramento, California, were also considered -- a sport hardly associated with foot-
Eugene to host 2020 US Olympic athletics trials ball-mad Brazil -- at three thanks to
The US Olympic athletics trials will Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC), will also host the IAAF 2021 World his father, Sebastiao Dias de Oliveira,
return to Eugene, Oregon, in 2020, prompted US athletics officials to re- Championships. a PE teacher and badminton coach.
USA Track and Field announced on open bidding for the event in May. Upgrades to the stadium planned “My father created a social project
Thursday. Austin, Texas, and Sacramento, for the world championships are ex- in badminton in the favela to help
The trials, set for June 19-28 of California, were also considered. pected to be complete by the time of people not go in the bad way, not do
2020, had originally been awarded to Eugene has hosted the past three the 2020 trials. The new stadium is drugs, this kind of stuff,” said Coelho.
Walnut, California, a suburb of Los US Olympic trials at the Univer- expected to seat 12,900 fans but can “My friends went into that kind of
Angeles. sity of Oregon’s Hayward Field, expand to hold 30,000, which is the life and some of them died.
But a lawsuit that delayed con- which annually stages the Diamond minimum capacity required by the “Me doing this here, I am like a
struction of the intended stadium at League’s Prefontaine Classic and IAAF to host a global championship. hero to some of them (at the project)
and they are trying to follow the same
“The inaugural Virtual US Amateur will bring the eSports experience to golf” way as me.”
The samba feet were inspired by
USGA launches eSport virtual US Amateur using Pebble Beach his father, who believes that to be a
The first Virtual US Amateur compe- 10 years with more than 4.7 million through August 26 with the top 32 good badminton player, you first need
tition on the eSports World Golf Tour participants. This year, 3.5 million scores seeded into two 16-player to be a good dancer.
was launched Thursday by the US Virtual US Open rounds were played. brackets. Starting August 29, com- The Olympic naysayers will not
Golf Association using iconic Pebble “Today, millions of people play and petitors will meet in stroke-play like it, but Coelho said that the 2016
Beach as the venue. The event, de- watch eSports, making it the fastest- matchups at virtual Pebble Beach. Rio Games -- he was Brazil’s first
veloped with Topgolf, will feature a growing phenomenon in media and “The US Amateur-style format of male Olympian in badminton -- had
head-to-head final round showdown entertainment,” said Navin Singh, this new tournament and live cham- generated interest that continues
in Atlanta on September 22 where the the USGA head of global content and pionship at Topgolf Atlanta Midtown today. “Now people are following
finalists play an 18-hole match on a media distribution. “The inaugural will create an exciting virtual golf ex- more (badminton in Brazil) and it is
live big-screen television. The tour- Virtual US Amateur will bring the eS- perience for competitors and specta- becoming more popular,” said Coel-
nament will be similar to the Virtual ports experience to golf.” Contestants tors alike,” said Topgolf Media presi- ho, who is already eyeing the Tokyo
US Open, which has been running for can play unlimited qualifying rounds dent YuChiang Cheng. 2020 Olympics.

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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.
Have fun!

Beginners Advanced
3 9 2 7

6 4 2 9 6 4 7 5

2 4 8 6 7 9 8

2 4 1 6 3 9 8 9 4 5

3 2 6 8 7 5 9 3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
8 1 6 9 7 3 4 3 9 9 8 10
11 12 13 14
1 9 8 2 6 15 3 16 2
17 18 19 20 21
5 7 8 9 4 22 23 8 24 7 25 3 26
27 28
3 5 9 6 29 30 31 32 33
34 35 36
37 38
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ACROSS DOWN

9 10 1 Computer memory unit 1 Energy unit
4 Raccoon-like animal 2 Affirmation
9 Oolong 3 Teacher's assistant, for short
11 12 13 14 10 Aggressive feelings 4 Political meetings
11 We 5 Eye
15 16 12 Out of bounds 6 Attorney General (abbr.)
14 Length measurement 7 Chance
15 Unwilling 8 Salt addition
17 18 19 20 21 17 Letter afterward 12 Driving hazard
19 African antelope 13 Adorn
20 Least amount 16 Deutschmark (abbr.)
22 23 24 25 26
22 Expression of surprise 17 Behavioral psychologist
24 Viper 18 Quiet!
27 28 26 Iron (abbr.) 21 Possibly
27 Appear (2 wds.) 23 Air conditioner, for short
29 Behold 25 Urn
29 30 31 32 33
31 Compass point 28 Payable
32 Yes 30 Bullfight cheer
34 35 36 34 __ days (long ago) 32 Possess
36 Wonder 33 Password
37 World (German) 35 Deciliter
37 38
38 Refuse 36 Scottish “one”
Fold Fold

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12 Out of bounds 6 Attorney General (abbr.)
14 Length measurement 7 Chance
15 Unwilling 8 Salt addition
17 Letter afterward 12 Driving hazard
19 African antelope 13 Adorn
20 Least amount 16 Deutschmark (abbr.)
22 Expression of surprise 17 Behavioral psychologist
24 Viper 18 Quiet!
26 Iron (abbr.) 21 Possibly
27 Appear (2 wds.) 23 Air conditioner, for short
29 Behold 25 Urn
31 Compass point 28 Payable
32 Yes 30 Bullfight cheer
34 __ days (long ago) 32 Possess
36 Wonder 33 Password
37 World (German) 35 Deciliter
38 Refuse 36 Scottish “one”


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