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Important news for important people Volume 3465 Friday February 22, 2019
International Business Sports
Pope Francis on Thursday opened a After years tangled in the “dieselgate” Tiger Woods will be chasing a PGA Los Cabos
landmark Vatican summit on fighting emissions cheating scandal, German Tour record ninth Arnold Palmer In- Showers
child sex abuse, calling for “concrete carmakers could suffer huge losses if vitational title when he tees it up at Sunrise: 6:47 am
measures” and handing top Catholic the United States carries out its threat Bay Hill next month, confirming Sunset: 6:18 pm
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“They’re not guilty of anything” Pompeo
US actor due in court over alleged bogus assault report Diplomat dad means US-
born IS woman not citizen
Smollett “is under arrest and in But detectives grew suspicious of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said
custody of detectives,” Chicago po- the account after interrogating two Thursday that the diplomatic status of
lice wrote on Twitter, adding that men who reportedly revealed that the father of an Alabama woman who
there would be a press briefing on they were hired to stage the incident. joined the Islamic State group means
Thursday morning. A spokesman Chicago TV station WBBM said she is not a US citizen.
tweeted that the actor was due to ap- the men, brothers Ola and Abel Osun- Under orders of President Donald
pear in Cook County Criminal Court dairo, claimed Smollett was unhappy Trump, Pompeo made the highly
for a bond hearing at 1:30 pm (1830 that a threatening letter he had earlier unusual determination Wednesday
GMT). received at the Chicago studios where that 24-year-old Hoda Muthana, who
Smollett claimed that on Janu- “Empire” is filmed had not received traveled to Syria on a US passport
ary 29, two masked men beat him enough attention. The TV series de- and wants to return, is not an Ameri-
late at night in downtown Chicago scribes the fortunes of a hip-hop mo- can citizen.
while yelling racist and homophobic gul and his family battling over con- Pompeo did not outline the legal
slurs. He also told police that the at- trol of a multi-million-dollar music rationale but in an interview Thurs-
tackers poured bleach on him and tied company. Gloria Schmidt, the broth- day, asked if the key issue was that
a rope around his neck. ers’ attorney, told reporters Wednes- her father had been a diplomat, Pom-
“Felony criminal charges have day that the men testified under oath peo said, “That’s right.”
been approved by Cook County about what they knew without a plea “She may have been born here. She
State’s Attorney’s Office against agreement and did not expect to be is not a US citizen, nor is she entitled
Jussie Smollett for Disorderly Con- charged with a crime. to US citizenship,” Pompeo told NBC
duct / Filing a False Police Report,” “They’re not guilty of anything,” television’s “Today” show.
Jussie Smollett (Photo AFP) Chicago police spokesman Anthony Schmidt said. In a separate interview with the
US TV actor Jussie Smollett is to ap- Guglielmi said in a statement late The initial news of Smollett’s Fox Business Network, Pompeo dis-
pear in court on Thursday after be- Wednesday. Smollett’s attorneys claims led to widespread condemna- missed the “heart-strings” pitch in
ing arrested and charged with lying promised to conduct their own in- tion and shock. An outpouring of sup- Muthana’s pleas to return home.
to authorities about being the victim vestigation and mount “an aggressive port came from public figures includ- “This is a woman who inflicted
of a racist and homophobic attack in defense.” ing Emma Watson, Katy Perry, and enormous risk on American soldiers,
Chicago. “Like any other citizen, Mr Smol- Joe Biden. on American citizens. She is a terror-
Jussie Smollett, a gay and black ac- lett enjoys the presumption of inno- Senators and Democratic 2020 ist. She’s not coming back,” he said.
tor who stars in the Fox network dra- cence, particularly when there has presidential candidates Cory Booker Muthana was born in 1994 in New
ma “Empire,” is facing felony crimi- been an investigation like this one and Kamala Harris both called the Jersey to a father who had served as
nal charges of disorderly conduct and where information, both true and incident “an attempted modern-day a diplomat from Yemen, according to
filing a false police report. false, has been repeatedly leaked,” lynching.” her lawyer.
The alleged incident initially attorneys Todd Pugh and Victor Hen- President Trump described the al- But the lawyer, Hassan Shibly, told
seemed an example of growing in- derson said in a statement. leged attack as “horrible.” AFP that her father had ended his
tolerance in the US and led to an The actor reported to police that But Smollett’s story appeared diplomatic service “months” before
outpouring of support for the ac- one of his alleged assailants yelled to unravel, and has since become Muthana was born and that she was
tor. But over the following weeks, “This is MAGA country” -- a refer- a cautionary tale in an era where in fact a US citizen.
the 36-year-old went from victim to ence to US President Donald Trump’s incomplete information is quickly The United States grants citizen-
suspect. “Make America Great Again” slogan. spread via social media. ship to virtually everyone born on its
soil under the US Constitution’s 14th
“I think that this time everything will work out well” Amendment -- ratified in 1868 after
the Civil War and abolition of slavery.
Astronauts optimistic for ISS launch after botched flight The only significant exception is
Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin “I think that this time everything At a pre-flight press conference children of accredited foreign diplo-
and US astronaut Nick Hague said will work out well,” said Ovchinin, outside Moscow, Ovchinin said both mats, as the 14th Amendment pro-
Thursday they were ready to head who commanded the Soyuz in Octo- astronauts met with psychologists vides citizenship to everyone “sub-
into space again next month after ber when the emergency landing sys- following the failed flight. ject to the jurisdiction” of the United
their last launch ended in failure. tem was activated. “They were satisfied that we are States.
The two men previously took off in Communication was cut with the okay,” he said. Muthana, who remains in the cus-
a Soyuz rocket for the International spacecraft and observers of the live Hague, who has not been to the ISS tody of US-allied Kurdish fighters in
Space Station in October, but an acci- feed held their breath as it hurtled before, said there were no “lingering Syria along with a toddler son from a
dent minutes after blast-off sent them to Earth but the two-man crew was effects” from the incident and ex- late jihadist husband, says she regrets
plunging back to Earth -- a very rare eventually rescued by Russian emer- pressed gratitude for the opportunity her actions and is willing to face pros-
event for manned flights. gency services in Kazakhstan. to be slotted back into the schedule. ecution in the United States.

Page 2 Friday February 22, 2019
Witnesses “Hear the cry of the little ones who plead for justice”
Activists arrested as Sudan Pope demands action at landmark Vatican summit on abuse
police disperse march
Sudanese security agents Thursday Pope Francis on Thursday opened a three abortions after being raped by
arrested several opposition leaders landmark Vatican summit on fighting a priest. The summit aims to educate
and activists as hundreds of anti-gov- child sex abuse, calling for “concrete 114 top bishops who will then return
ernment protesters trying to march measures” and handing top Catholic home with clear ideas on how to spot
on the presidential palace were dis- bishops a roadmap to tackling paedo- and deal with abuse and paedophilia.
persed with tear gas, witnesses said. philia in the church. “We humbly and sorrowfully admit
Demonstrators chanting “freedom, “The holy people of God looks to that wounds have been inflicted by us
peace, justice” reached downtown us, and expects from us not simple bishops on the victims and in fact the
Khartoum but were confronted by and predictable condemnations, but entire body of Christ,” Cardinal Luis
riot police, witnesses said, adding concrete and effective measures to be Antonio Tagle told the assembly.
that several dissidents were detained undertaken. We need to be concrete,” “Our lack of response to the suf-
by agents of the country’s feared Na- he said as the summit opened, the first fering of victims, even to the point
tional Intelligence and Security Ser- of its kind. of rejecting them and covering up the
vice (NISS). “Hear the cry of the little ones scandal to protect perpetrators and
Rabah al-Mahdi from the main op- who plead for justice,” he said as the the institution, has injured our people,
position National Umma Party said three-and-a-half day meeting began. leaving a deep wound in our relation-
that at least 26 campaigners and op- Francis handed out a 21-point list ship with those we are sent to serve,”
position leaders had been arrested. of “guidelines” which included sug- he said. The scale of the task has been
The Sudanese Professionals As- gestions such as drawing up manda- further complicated by the fact that
sociation that is spearheading the tory codes of conduct for priests, some churches, in Asia and Africa in
protest campaign had called on dem- training people to spot abuse and in- particular, deny the problem exists.
onstrators to march on the palace to forming police. Pope Francis (Photo AFP) Cardinal Blase Cupich, one of the
hand over a demand for President Maltese Archbishop Charles Sci- The summit, he said, was a mo- pope’s trusted allies in the United
Omar al-Bashir to step down. cluna, one of the summit’s organis- ment to “turn this evil into an oppor- States and one of the summit’s four
Witnesses said riot police dis- ers, described the proposals as “a tunity for awareness and purification” organisers, said he hoped people “see
persed the march using tear gas be- roadmap for the future development and “heal the grave wounds that the this as a turning point”.
fore it could reach the palace. of policy” which “governs all aspects scandal of paedophilia has caused, The US Catholic Church is under-
After the police broke up the of getting it right”. both in the little ones and in believ- going one of the worst crises in its
march, protesters rallied in some The ongoing scandal has again ers”. Those gathered heard from un- history following last week’s defrock-
neighbourhoods of the capital, wit- escalated into a crisis which has named abuse survivors, one of whom ing of a former cardinal -- American
nesses said. Demonstrators chanted touched many countries across the told them: “You are the physicians of Theodore McCarrick -- for sexually
anti-government slogans in the Burri, globe, with recent cases affecting the soul and yet, with rare exceptions, abusing a teenager 50 years ago.
Haji Yusef and Al-Shejra districts of Chile, Germany and the US. you have been transformed -- in some Three themes -- responsibility, ac-
the capital, but riot police confronted The 82-year-old pontiff hopes to cases -- into murderers of the soul, countability and transparency -- form
them with tear gas, witnesses said. raise awareness about abuse through into murderers of the faith”. the backbone of the summit and will
Protesters threw rocks at vehicles prayers, speeches, working groups Another, a woman, described the provide its participants with the keys
carrying policemen in Burri, an east- and testimonies from victims. horrors of being forced to undergo to ensuring child safety, he said.
ern neighbourhood that has seen near
daily demonstrations against the Officials said Prompting conservationists to warn it could harm tourism
government. “Potesters and police
clashed in Burri, with demonstrators Two suspects shot dead in Botswana mulls proposal to lift hunting ban
throwing rocks at police vehicles and Botswana’s government on Thursday The ruling Botswana Democratic
policemen firing tear gas at them,” a robbery at S.African school proposed ending a strict ban on hunt- party has been lobbying to overturn
witness said, adding that demonstra- Two suspected robbers were killed in ing, which was introduced to protect the ban, especially on elephant hunt-
tors later dispersed. a shootout with police during a break- wildlife in this game-rich southern ing, saying populations have become
Some employees of two telecom- in at a Johannesburg high school as African country, prompting conser- unmanageably large in parts -- plac-
munication companies, MTN and students prepared to sit exams on vationists to warn it could harm tour- ing the animals on a collision course
Zain, also staged separate sit-ins in Thursday, officials said. ism. with humans.
support of protesters in Khartoum, A gang of robbers stormed the The controversial proposals, which The proposals also include the
witnesses said. school, intimidated office staff and must be debated by cabinet before be- introduction of elephant culling to
Demonstrators also rallied in the demanded access to the safe before coming law, would overturn a hunt- manage numbers.
Red Sea city of Port Sudan in sup- making off with 8,000 rands ($572). ing ban that was introduced in 2014 But conservationists laid into the
port of workers at the docks who Police and private security officers to reverse a decline in the population proposed legislation, describing it as
have been on strike for four days, responded to the unfolding emergen- of elephants and other wildlife. “a disaster”.
witnesses said. Hundreds of workers cy in minutes. “If needs be, we will give the op- “Botswana has got two million
at the port have been on strike over “When they (police) arrived the portunity to parliament to also inter- residents and the economy thrives
a government decision to transfer the suspects were on their way out, the rogate it,” said President Mokgweetsi on diamonds and tourism,” said Dex
facility’s container terminal to a Phil- shooting started and that’s when the Masisi after receiving the report. Kotze, an independent conservation
ippine company, a union leader told police returned fire,” police spokes- The ban was one of the flagship expert.
AFP from Port Sudan. man Kay Makhubela told reporters policies of his predecessor, former “This can do major brand damage
Police also fired tear gas at protest- outside the school. president Ian Khama, who was an ar- to Botswana’s tourism industry. It’s
ers who rallied in the central town of “Two suspects were shot and dent conservationist. crazy.”
Madani, witnesses said. killed,” he said adding that another
For more than two months, pro- was injured, two others arrested
testers in several cities and towns while an unknown number fled in two
have held near-daily demonstrations vehicles. The head of Edenvale High
against Bashir’s government, accus- School Larry Harmer said he watched
ing it of economic mismanagement on the security camera as the robbers
that has led to soaring inflation and forced their way into the school when
shortages of foreign currency. a parent came to collect his child. It
Protests broke out on December was too late to lock them out.
19 after a government decision to “They jumped through the window
triple the price of bread and swiftly with their AK-47s and pistols and
escalated into rallies against Bashir’s then traumatised the front staff and
iron-fisted rule stretching back three office staff, and demanded the safe,”
decades. said Harmer.

Page 3 Friday February 22, 2019
“The US brands could take advantage of those pricing mismatches” Wall Street Indexes
Why Germany is vulnerable to US car tariffs Dow Jones 25850.63 - 0.4%
- 0.39%
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International Stock Indexes
After years tangled in the “diesel- German cars shipped to the US as “A key question is whether the US Australia 6139.25 + 0.7%
gate” emissions cheating scandal, demand falls, the Munich-based Ifo administration will also impose tariffs Frankfurt 11423.28 + 0.19%
German carmakers could suffer huge institute predicted. on car parts,” said Pictet analyst Nadia Italy 20209.72 - 0.47%
losses if the United States carries out Ripple effect Gharbi. “If excluded, that would reduce London 7167.39 - 0.85%
its threat to levy tariffs on European Rating agency Moody’s reckoned the negative impact on EU countries.” Madrid 9191.2 + 0.11%
car imports. tariffs could prove a drag on German Snowball effect Paris 5196.11 + 0%
Mammoth exports GDP growth of around 0.2 percent- German carmakers could try and Tokyo 21464.23 + 0.15%
Giants Volkswagen, BMW and age points, while Pictet’s estimate cushion the effects of tariffs by pro- Toronto 16000.86 - 0.19%
Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler ex- was higher, at 0.3 to 0.4 percentage ducing more at their massive Ameri- Latin-American Stock Indexes
ported a total of 494,000 cars from points. can factories, car industry expert Fer- Bogota 1478.49 - 0.01%
Germany to the US in 2017, or 45 “Amongst the EU countries, Ger- dinand Dudenhoeffer told AFP. Buenos Aires 35852.14 - 1.78%
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to America. by potential new US tariffs on car im- Volkswagen subsidiaries Audi and Mexico 43577.64 + 0.93%
At 22 billion euros ($25 billion), ports,” Ifo economist Gabriel Felber- Porsche, have no base in the US. Panama
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American “demand for European cars slashed its GDP growth forecast for sels with tariffs on American prod- Coca Cola 45.86 + 1.69%
declines by around 1.5 to 3.0 percent 2019 to 1.0 percent early this year, ucts “could well lead to further Exxon Mobil 77.82 - 0.9%
when prices rise by one percent”. “the already shaky upturn would be protectionist steps by the US gov- General Electric 10.03 - 0.69%
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“We have expressed our strong concern about this delay through diplomatic channels”
Russia indicts US investor for fraud: lawyer
Russian investigators formally media reported. Calvey has said in many others heard it too,” he added. Calvey was ordered held in pre-tri-
charged US investor Michael Calvey court that the charges against him The US embassy in Moscow said al detention by a court five days ago,
with fraud on Thursday following his are being used as an instrument in a Thursday it had not been granted per- one day after being detained.
controversial arrest, his lawyer said. shareholder dispute, insisting that he mission to visit Calvey, saying that “We have expressed our strong
Investigators presented him with has done nothing wrong. Russia was legally obliged to do so. concern about this delay through dip-
the indictment on the charge of large- Several high-profile figures have “Russia’s obligations under the lomatic channels,” he said.
scale fraud as part of an organised spoken on behalf of Calvey, with Bilateral Consular Convention re- During his annual state of the na-
group, which can be punished by up Russia’s business ombudsman Boris quire them to provide consular access tion address on Wednesday, President
to 10 years in prison. Titov saying the case was a typical within four days,” the embassy said Vladimir Putin called for fewer crim-
“He has refused to admit his guilt corporate dispute and calling his ar- in a statement. inal proceedings against businesses.
or give any testimony” before con- rest illegal. But Kremlin spokesman
sulting with his defence, lawyer Dmi- Dmitry Peskov on Thursday said:
try Kletochkin told Russian news “We have no doubt that truth will pre- Foreign Exchange
agencies. vail as a result of the investigation.
Calvey is the founder of the Nobody but the court can pronounce EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
multi-billion-dollar Baring Vostok Michael Calvey innocent,” he said. EURO - 1.14 1.49 .87 1.59 1.14 8.90 126.00
investment fund. He is one of six Speaking at a forum with Europe- USA .88 - 1.32 .76 1.39 1.00 7.87 111.11
people arrested in a probe into the an businessmen in Moscow, Russian CAN .67 .76 - .58 1.06 .75 6.00 84.00
alleged embezzlement of 2.5 billion Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said UK 1.15 1.31 1.72 - 1.82 1.30 10.20 145.00
rubles ($37.7 million) from Russia’s he “never met Mr Calvey” but that AUS .63 .72 .94 .55 - .70 5.60 79.00
Vostochniy Bank. the arrest was “at the centre of rather SWISS .88 1.00 1.33 .77 1.43 - 7.80 111.00
French citizen Philippe Delpal, one lively political discussions.” H.KONG .11 .13 .17 .10 .18 .13 - 14.10
of the five others detained in the case, “I heard what respected people JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
was also indicted Thursday, Russian have said (about him), and I think that

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“We would love for that to happen” Global risks
Removing steel, aluminum tariffs ‘in our best interests’: US official Fed says US growth easing
Removing US tariffs on steel and the domestic industry from allegedly “The sooner we can do that the
aluminum would benefit the United unfair foreign competition. better we can utilize the agreement as global risks rise
States, Mexico and Canada, a top US But that drew immediate retalia- we’ve made through USMCA,” Per- The Federal Reserve believes US
official said Thursday, adding that he tion from many countries, including due said. growth will “step down” this year
was hopeful it will happen “sooner Canada and Mexico, which hit the He told reporters he had raised his from last year’s rapid pace amid ris-
rather than later.” US farm sector hard. concerns with Trump, who “listens” ing global risks, including from tense
US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the expectation was but has “a different opinion regarding trade relations, according to minutes
Perdue said while he was not in that completing the USMCA would the benefits of tariffs.” released Wednesday.
charge of the issue, the expectation lead to removing the tariffs, and Removing the tariffs among the And given the greater uncertainty
was the tariffs would be resolved as while “we are not in charge, we rec- North American partners would be about the economic outlook, the cen-
part of the newly agreed free trade ognize it’s in all of our best interests “great incentive for ratification,” of tral bankers said they were not sure
pact, the US-Mexico-Canada Agree- to see that happen.” the new free trade deal, Perdue said. what their next move would be, ac-
ment, and “we’re working toward “We would love for that to hap- “The sooner we can do that, the cording to the minutes of the Fed’s
that end.” pen,” Perdue said at an agriculture better we can utilize the agreement last policy meeting of January 29-30.
President Donald Trump imposed forum, where he was joined by his we’ve made through USMCA.” While the US economy is expected
steep tariffs on aluminum and steel counterparts from Canada and Mex- Canada’s Agriculture Minister Ma- to remain solid, the waning stimulus
imports last year, saying it was im- ico, Lawrence MacAulay and Victor cAulay said the issue remained “vi- from the Republican-driven tax cuts
portant to national security to protect Villalobos Arambula. tally important.” of 2017 will contribute to the slow-
ing, with “GDP in 2019 to step down
The result put sales down 8.5 percent below their level of a year ago somewhat from the pace seen over
US existing home sales hit 3-year low in January 2018,” the minutes said.
The Fed raised the benchmark
Sales of existing homes in the Unit- Total sales of single-family homes ket in the coming months,” he said in lending rate four times last year but
ed States dropped in January for the and apartments dipped 1.2 percent a statement. after the last increase in December,
third consecutive month, hitting their to an annual rate of 4.94 million, Inventories rose 3.9 percent to 1.59 policymakers found “the economic
lowest level in more than three years, seasonally adjusted, the lowest level million units for sale, creating a 3.9 outlook had become more uncertain,”
industry data showed Thursday. since November of 2015, accord- month supply at the current sales rate, the minutes said.
The result underscored the recent ing to NAR. Economists had instead up from 3.7 months in December. As financial markets became roiled
weakness in the US housing market, been expecting a small increase over Median prices rose 2.8 percent amid the trade war between the Unit-
but economists say current conditions December, which was slightly re- over January of last year to $247,500. ed States and China, policymakers
suggest sales should recover in the vised upward. The result put sales Meanwhile, 30-year mortgage rates kept interest rates on hold last month,
coming months. down 8.5 percent below their level of fell on average to 4.46 percent, down and sent clear signals that they would
The January figures from the Na- a year ago. from 4.64 percent the month before. be in no hurry to raise them again
tional Association of Realtors showed NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Jim O’Sullivan of High Frequency soon. The global economy “con-
prices had also risen at their slowest Yun said sales had likely hit their Economics, which was not involved tinued to record slower growth and
pace in almost seven years while in- “cyclical low. Moderating home pric- in producing the report, said mort- consumer and business sentiment had
ventories moved higher -- both help- es combined with gains in household gage applications had risen in Janu- deteriorated,” the report noted, add-
ing ease what had been an exceed- income will boost housing affordabil- ary, suggesting later months would ing that Brexit, the trade tensions and
ingly tight market in recent years. ity, bringing more buyers to the mar- see higher sales. the recent partial federal government
shutdown also were seen as factors
“We’re negotiating. If we don’t make the deal, we’ll do the tariffs” “contributing to uncertainty about the
Trump threatens tariffs on EU if no trade deal reached economic outlook.”
The Fed last month shifted its
US President Donald Trump threat- as it came two days after the Com- ready has used the national security stance dramatically and said explic-
ened Wednesday to impose tariffs on merce Department delivered a report argument to impose steep tariffs on itly that officials were prepared to
European auto imports if he is unable that sources said found European car steel and aluminum imports, draw- remain patient before deciding on the
to strike a trade deal with the EU. imports constitute a national security ing instant retaliation from the EU, next move.
“We’re negotiating. If we don’t threat to the United States. Canada, Mexico and China. Trump The minutes said that wait-and-
make the deal, we’ll do the tariffs,” The report could set the stage for reached a truce with the EU follow- see posture “would allow time for
Trump told reporters in response to a the White House to impose tariffs ing a meeting last July with European a clearer picture of the international
question on new tariffs. within 90 days, a move Brussels Commission President Jean-Claude trade policy situation and the state of
Trump’s renewed threat against the has vowed to parry with its own set Juncker but on Wednesday expressed the global economy to emerge,” in
EU auto industry takes on a new edge of counter-tariffs. Washington al- frustration with the state of talks. particular regarding “the extent and
persistence of the economic slow-
“The danger of no deal exit from the EU for Britain is a very serous and present one” down in Europe and China.”
Amid the greater uncertainty,
British opposition leader warns of no deal Brexit danger which has caused US business and
British opposition leader Jeremy outlining his Labour Party’s proposal warned. While Corbyn was travelling consumer confidence to wane and led
Corbyn warned Thursday a no deal that Britain should enter a customs to Brussels, British finance minister firms to hold off on new investments,
Brexit was a “very serious and pres- union with the bloc when it leaves -- Philip Hammond raised hopes of a Fed officials “suggested that it was
ent” risk and blamed Prime Minister an idea unacceptable to many Brexit breakthrough in the coming days, not yet clear” what adjustments in the
Theresa May’s inflexible negotiating supporters who say it would tie Lon- telling the BBC there had been “some policy interest rate “may be appropri-
position. don’s hands on trade deals. movement” by the European Union. ate later this year.”
Corbyn met EU Brexit negotiator “The danger of no deal exit from He said progress in the ongoing US inflation has so far remained
Michel Barnier in Brussels one day the EU for Britain is a very serous negotiations could result in a fresh muted, despite a very tight labor mar-
after May also met top European and present one,” Corbyn told report- vote next week on May’s divorce ket that has cut the unemployment
Commission officials and as talk in ers afterwards, urging May to soften deal, while Thursday will also see rate to a nearly 50-year low. But an-
London grew of a possible break- her negotiating stance, which he said Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and other rate increase may be warranted
through in the coming days. was being driven by her Conservative Attorney General Geoffrey Cox hold if price pressures pick up, some of-
A Brexit deal struck by May and Party’s ultra-Brexiteer European Re- “detailed discussions” with Barnier ficials said, according to the minutes.
the other 27 EU leaders in November search Group (ERG) of MPs. in Brussels. “Anyone thinking maybe the Fed did
was rejected by British lawmakers in “She is allowing herself to be held The stumbling block has been the not intend to send the message (Fed
January and since then she has strug- to ransom by a small group in her Irish backstop, which provides for Chairman Jerome) Powell delivered
gled to thrash out a compromise over party called the ERG and that is some Britain to remain in the EU customs at the press conference can stop won-
the so-called “Irish backstop” issue. of the problem. She has got to change union until a way is found -- such as dering. The Fed really is on long-term
Corbyn said he had “useful, infor- her ways, otherwise the danger of a no a future free trade deal -- to ensure hold and the next policy move really
mative and very frank” conversations deal exit, with all the chaos that would that Ireland’s border with Northern could be a cut,” economist Chris Low
with Barnier and other EU officials, cause, is a very real possibility,” he Ireland remains open. of FTN Financial said.

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“I always love playing at Bay Hill” Basket
Woods will skip Honda Classic, chase ninth Palmer Invitational crown Nike in damage control after
basketball star’s shoe shreds
Tiger Woods will be chasing a PGA Nike was in damage control mode on
Tour record ninth Arnold Palmer In- Thursday after US college basketball
vitational title when he tees it up at star Zion Williamson suffered a knee
Bay Hill next month, confirming injury when his shoe shredded during
Thursday he will play there after a marquee game attended among oth-
skipping the Honda Classic. ers by Barack Obama and Spike Lee.
Woods is an eight-time winner at The Duke University forward, ex-
the Palmer Invitational host course pected to be the top player taken in
Bay Hill. He and Sam Snead -- who June’s NBA draft, was injured just
won eight Greater Greensboro Open 36 seconds into Wednesday night’s
titles -- have won the same event so rivalry game against the University
many times. of North Carolina.
Woods, playing this week at the The 18-year-old Williamson, who
WGC-Mexico Championship, tweet- has been averaging 22.4 points per
ed the expected news that he would game, was dribbling near the free
sit out next week’s Honda Classic throw line on his team’s first posses-
near his home in Jupiter, Florida, sion when he planted his left foot and
after playing back-to-back weeks in his sneaker blew apart.
Los Angeles and Mexico City. The blue sole of his Nike hight-
“Unfortunately, due to the schedule ops tore away and Williamson’s foot
this year, I cannot play all the events poked out the bottom of the shoe.
I want to,” Woods tweeted. “I will be Tiger Woods offers a press conference at Chapultepec’s Golf Club in Mexico City (AFP) The dynamic freshman dropped
taking next week off and playing in he has won eight times and finished Woods still hasn’t confirmed to the floor grimacing in pain and
the @APinv and @THEPLAYERS- equal fifth last year when he was still whether he will play in the Valspar holding his right knee. He limped off
Champ. “Sorry to miss seeing Jack in the early stages of his return from Championship at Innisbrook in Flori- the court and was removed from the
(Nicklaus) and everyone at Honda.” spinal fusion surgery, makes plenty da, the week after the Players Cham- game, which was being broadcast na-
Since opting to make his first com- of sense. pionship. tionally on ESPN.
petitive start in Mexico, Woods has In four starts as a professional at He made his debut there last year There was initial concern that Wil-
wrestled with his plans for the four the Honda Classic he has never won. and nearly won, but this year he will liamson may have suffered a serious
tournaments following in Florida. “I always love playing at Bay be qualified for the WGC-Match Play knee injury but Duke Coach Mike
With his eyes firmly on the first Hill,” Woods said in a statement. “I the following week and could opt to Krzyzewski said after the game that
major of the year, the Masters at Au- have such great memories of Arnold play there instead rather than pile up it was a “mild knee sprain.”
gusta National in April, the 43-year- and am happy to be back for the 19th multiple weeks. “I’ve seen guys bust through shoes
old Woods said he needed to find the time. “Of course, it would be great to “It gets very complicated,” Woods but not sprain their knee,” Krzyze-
right balance of competitive rounds win and set a new record, but that’s said Wednesday of his Florida wski said. “We don’t know how long
and rest. Returning to Bay Hill, where for me to do on the course.” options. he’ll be out.”
Duke, which was the top-ranked
Doping “They reflect perfectly Paris 2024’s identity” team in college basketball going into
IAAF clears 21 Russian ath- Breakdancing set for Olympics debut in Paris 2024 the game, ended up losing 88-72 to
eighth-ranked North Carolina.
Russia’s Sergei Chernyshev, com-
The 6ft 7in (2.01m) Williamson
letes to compete as neutrals Breakdancing is set to make its debut peting under the nickname Bumble- has been the most sensational player
as an Olympic sport at Paris 2024, the
The International Association of head of the local organising commit- bee, won the first breakdancing gold of this year’s NCAA season, thrilling
Athletics Federations (IAAF) said tee said Thursday. medal for boys in that event, while fans with thunderous dunks and dis-
Thursday it had cleared 21 Russian Skateboarding, sport climbing and Japan’s Ramu Kawai won the girls’ playing incredible agility and leaping
athletes to return to international surfing, which have already been title. ability for a player who weighs 285
events, albeit competing under a added to the programme for the 2020 The IOC had announced that pounds (129 kilograms).
neutral banner and not representing Tokyo Olympics, have been invited the number of competitors at Paris Nike, whose shares fell 1.06 per-
Russia. to return in Paris four years later. 2024 would be restricted to 10,500, cent on Thursday to close at $83.94 in
Athletics’ governing body banned Tony Estanguet, the head of the which limited the scope to add New York, said it was trying to figure
Russia in November 2015 because of Paris 2024 organising committee sports. out what had happened.
evidence of state-sponsored doping, and a former Olympic gold medal- But the organisers said the inclu- “We are obviously concerned and
but Russian athletes cleared by The list in canoeing, said the inclusion of sion of the four sports in Paris would want to wish Zion a speedy recov-
International Association of Athletics the four sports responded to a need not necessitate the construction of ery,” the sports apparel giant said in
Federations can compete as neutrals. to make the Olympics “more urban” permanent facilities and would in- a statement. “The quality and perfor-
“The International Association of and “more artistic”. volve just 248 competitors, of which mance of our products are of utmost
Athletics Federations Doping Re- “This is a major step forward in our 32 would be in breakdancing. importance. “While this is an isolated
view Board has agreed that the ap- ambition to organise a unique Olym- The surfing events are likely to be occurrence, we are working to iden-
plications of 21 Russian athletes have pic Games,” Estanguet said. held in established surf centres such tify the issue,” Nike said. Among
met the exceptional eligibility criteria “Right from the beginning, our aim as Biarritz or Lacanau in southwest those sending their best wishes to
to compete in international competi- was to offer Games that would have France. Williamson was NBA superstar LeB-
tion as neutral athletes in 2019,” the an impact and the element of surprise. “It is an incredible honour and ron James, a Nike client, and Obama,
IAAF said. “This is why we have chosen to privilege that, for the first time, a who was among the celebrities at-
“The application process for ath- present the IOC with four sports that dance discipline is being considered tending the sold-out game between
letes seeking neutral status in inter- are as creative as spectacular, geared for inclusion in the Olympic Games. the Blue Devils and Tar Heels.
national competitions in 2019 opened towards youth and completely in line It is a humbling experience for all “Hope young fella is ok!” James
in December 2018. The Doping Re- with our vision. members and supporters of DanceS- tweeted. “Literally blew thru his
view Board is prioritising, wherever “They reflect perfectly Paris 2024’s port,” said Shawn Tay, the president (shoe).” Obama could be seen point-
possible, applications from athletes identity.” of the World DanceSport Federation. ing from his courtside seat when Wil-
wishing to compete in the current in- The choice of the four sports still He predicted that, if included, liamson’s sneaker tore apart and say-
door season.” needs to be rubberstamped by the In- breaking would be “an outstanding ing “His shoe broke!”
The 21 athletes will now be eli- ternational Olympic Committee. success”. “Zion Williamson seems like an
gible for the March 1-3 European In- Breakdancing, known as breaking, The inclusion of breakdancing at outstanding young man as well as
door Championships in Glasgow and appeared at the 2018 Youth Olympics Paris 2024 means that squash has an outstanding basketball player,”
the March 9-10 European Throwing in Buenos Aires, in the form of head- missed out, to the deep disappoint- Obama said later in a tweet. “Wish-
cup in Samorin, Slovakia. to-head “battles”. ment of the sport’s governing bodies. ing him a speedy recovery.”

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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
5 9 3 8 4 5

6 5 9 8 2 7 4 2 1

3 2 1 5 6 1 8 2

5 2 1 6 9 1 7 5

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

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8 9 10
9 Control 3 Clergymen
10 Scale note after mi 4 Ruler
11 12 13 14 11 You 5 Bone
13 Bro. or sis. 6 By
14 European Nomad 7 Yin's partner
15 16 17
15 Cherishing 8 Colorer
18 Make over 10 Merriment
18 19 19 Scottish “one” 12 Vane direction
20 Letter afterward 14 Hello
22 Decorative needle case 16 South Dakota
20 21 22 23 24 25
26 German city on the Rhine 17 Wanting
30 Tree 21 Floral leaf
26 27 28 29 31 Luau dish 23 Toward
32 Newfoundlnd (abbr.) 24 Vase
33 Canadian prov. 25 Fluky
30 31 32
34 Miraculous food 26 Wet
36 Fast (music term ) 27 Ship initials
33 34 35 28 Quiet!
29 Isolated
34 Cubic centimeter
35 Arkansas
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11 You 6 4 8 3 1 2 9 5 7 5 Bone 9 3 4 8 1 7 2 4 Y F A L I M I T T I B E T A N D
13 Bro. or sis. 6 By Solution:
14 European Nomad 7 Yin's partner
15 Cherishing 8 Colorer
18 Make over 10 Merriment
19 Scottish “one” 12 Vane direction
20 Letter afterward 14 Hello
22 Decorative needle case 16 South Dakota
26 German city on the Rhine 17 Wanting
30 Tree 21 Floral leaf
31 Luau dish 23 Toward
32 Newfoundlnd (abbr.) 24 Vase
33 Canadian prov. 25 Fluky
34 Miraculous food 26 Wet
36 Fast (music term ) 27 Ship initials
28 Quiet!
29 Isolated
34 Cubic centimeter
35 Arkansas


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