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Important news for important people Volume 3114 Thursday March 08, 2018
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Considered architecture’s Nobel equivalent Documents say
Pritzker prize goes to Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi Porn star sues Trump over
‘hush’ deal
said the Pritzker jury, which said class with the proper dwelling,” the A porn star sued President Donald
Doshi “has continually exhibited the architect said in 1954. Trump on Tuesday to declare a “hush
objectives” of architecture’s highest “My works are an extension of agreement” over their alleged affair
honor. my life, philosophy and dreams try- invalid because he never signed it,
“Balkrishna Doshi constantly dem- ing to create treasury of the architec- documents say.
onstrates that all good architecture tural spirit,” Doshi said in a statement Los Angeles lawyer Michael Av-
and urban planning must not only thanking the Pritzker jury, in which enatti posted on his Twitter account
unite purpose and structure but must he also cited the influence of Le Cor- a copy of what appears to be the suit
take into account climate, site, tech- busier. filed on behalf of the porn star who
nique, and craft, along with a deep Indian Prime Minister Narendra goes by the name Stormy Daniels.
understanding and appreciation of Modi congratulated Doshi on Twit- Her real name is Stephanie Clifford.
the context in the broadest sense,” the ter, writing: “This honor is a fitting The hush agreement does “not ex-
jury said. recognition of his outstanding work, ist, because, among other things, Mr
“Projects must go beyond the func- which has spanned decades and made Trump never signed” the document
tional to connect with the human a notable contribution to society.” with a Superior Court of California
spirit through poetic and philosophi- Exhibiting an aptitude for art and stamp, the suit says.
cal underpinnings.” an acute sense of proportion at a It alleges she had an intimate re-
Over the course of his career span- young age, Doshi began studying lationship with Trump from 2006 to
ning six decades Doshi developed architecture in 1947, the year India 2007, which she sought to reveal af-
an architectural style that considered gained independence. ter Trump won the Republican Party
human needs as well as sociocultural Working under Le Corbusier, he nomination for president and other
Balkrishna Doshi (Photo AFP) context, all while infusing his de- returned to his native country in women claimed to have had sexual
Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, a signs with Modernist elements that 1954 to oversee two of his Modern- encounters with him.
pioneer of low-cost housing design, reflected what he called “contempo- ist guru’s projects in Chandigarh and With help from his lawyer Mi-
won the prestigious Pritzker Prize on rary expression for a sustainable ho- Ahmedabad. The Indian architect chael Cohen, Trump then sought to
Wednesday, considered architecture’s listic habitat.” His accomplishments also collaborated with Louis Kahn, “aggressively... silence Ms Clifford
Nobel equivalent. include everything from working on another of the 20th century’s Mod- as part of an effort to avoid her tell-
The 90-year-old Doshi -- one of the the Indian Institute of Management ernist giants. ing the truth, thus helping to ensure
last living architects to have appren- to designing the Aranya Low Cost The laureate’s son-in-law and he won the presidential election,” the
ticed with the Franco-Swiss trailblaz- Housing bloc in the city of Indore, partner Rajeev Kathpalia told AFP document says. Cohen prepared a
er Le Corbusier -- distinguished his completed in 1989 in the Indian state the family is “honored and thrilled” non-disclosure agreement, a copy of
work by committing to sustainable of Madhya Pradesh. to receive the Pritzker news, calling which is attached to the lawsuit and
architecture and inexpensive hous- The intricate labyrinth of houses, Doshi “one of those rare architects which required a $130,000 payment
ing, bringing modernist design to an courtyards and internal trails today who has worked with all spectrums, to be wired from a company known
India rooted in traditionalism. houses some 80,000 low to middle a wide range from urban planners to as Essential Consultants LLC to Clif-
He is the 45th Pritzker laureate and income people, with more than 6,500 slums and beyond.” ford in return for her silence, accord-
the first from India. units ranging from modest one-bed- “He is passionate about everything ing to the documents.
“Balkrishna Doshi has always cre- rooms to spacious homes. “It seems I that is alive. His name is Balkrishna, Using the pseudonyms Peggy Pe-
ated an architecture that is serious, should take an oath and remember it which means ‘child Krishna,” Kath- terson and David Dennison, Clifford
never flashy or a follower of trends,” for my lifetime: to provide the lowest palia said. and Trump were to sign the agree-
ment, along with Essential Consul-
“Gun homicides have almost doubled over the past four years” tants.
Days before the November 2016
Canada commits to fighting rising gun violence presidential election which Trump
The Canadian government on In a statement, Goodale said the education and outreach -- particularly won, Clifford put her name to the
Wednesday committed to tackling an group discussed “best practices to among Indigenous and urban com- document, as did Cohen for Essen-
increase in gun violence and pushing combat criminal gun and gang vio- munities. “While overall crime rates tial Consultants, it says. “Mr. Trump,
forward in the fight against gangs. lence” -- and added the government in Canada are much lower than de- however, did not sign the agreement,
Public safety minister Ralph Goo- will invest $327.6 million over five cades ago, homicides, gun crime and thus rendering it legally null and void
dale vowed to end “the scourge of years, and then $100 million a year gang activity have all been steadily and of no consequence,” the docu-
criminal gun and gang violence” fol- thereafter to fund the initiative. increasing,” Goodale said. ment adds. Cohen told US media last
lowing a meeting with provincial and The money will be put toward “Gun homicides have almost dou- month that he paid Clifford $130,000,
territorial security officials, law en- community-level prevention and en- bled over the past four years -— and prompting her manager to suggest a
forcement, community organizations forcement efforts, intelligence gath- more than half are linked to gangs,” non-disclosure agreement had been
and other experts in Ottawa. ering, ramping up border security and he added. broken.

Page 2 Thursday March 08, 2018
Soap operas “Their involvement in Yemen came at the request of the legitimate government of the Yemen”
Drama over Saudi-owned UK rolls out red carpet for Saudi crown prince amid protests
channel’s Turkish soaps
Criticism mounted in Turkey on Saudi-led intervention to fight Iran-
Wednesday over a decision by Sau- backed Huthi rebels, has left 22.2
di-owned broadcaster MBC to stop million people dependent on food
airing Turkish soap operas, stoking aid, according to UN figures.
tensions between Ankara and Riyadh. May said she would raise hu-
Viewers in the Arab world have manitarian concerns, saying: “We
in recent years become voracious are all concerned about the appall-
consumers of Turkish soaps ranging ing humanitarian situation in Ye-
from modern romances to historic men and the effect that it is having
dramas, enthralled by cliff-hanger on people, particularly women and
plots and strong production values. children.”
But the move by the Dubai-based The Save the Children charity pro-
MBC comes with tensions between tested the visit by installing a statue
Turkey and Saudi Arabia and Ri- of a child near parliament “to draw
yadh’s chief regional ally the United attention to the violence that is be-
Arab Emirates soaring over issues ing fuelled, in part, by British-made
ranging from Qatar to Israel. bombs”.
MBC said it would replace Turkish Other demonstrators were plan-
soaps with “premium quality Arabic ning to line outside Downing Street,
dramas that embody the values and where the crown prince will be wel-
traditions of the region.” comed by May for talks.
Turkish Culture Minister Numan Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (Photo AFP) Opposition Labour leader Jeremy
Kurtulmus replied it was not up to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II wel- why Prince Mohammed was being Corbyn accused May’s government
politicians to “decide... who watches comed Saudi Crown Prince Moham- afforded the red carpet treatment dur- of “colluding” in war crimes by sell-
what film. Those times have passed.” med bin Salman on Wednesday at ing his three-day visit. ing arms to Saudi Arabia, and even
He was quoted by the state-run the start of a controversial state visit, “The link with Saudi Arabia we suggested that British military advis-
Anadolu news agency as saying that where he will face questions over his have is historic, it is an important one ers were “directing the war”.
Turkish soap operas had made “rapid country’s involvement in the Yemen and it has saved the lives of potential- May responded that her relation-
progress” in recent years and were war. ly hundreds of people in this country” ship with Prince Mohammed had al-
now popular “all over the world”. The crown prince lunched with the due to anti-terrorism cooperation, she ready helped alleviate the humanitar-
Istanbul Chamber of Commerce queen at Buckingham Palace ahead told MPs. ian crisis by convincing him to ease
(ITO) head Ozturk Oran said Turkey of talks with Prime Minister Theresa “Their involvement in Yemen Saudi blockades of ports in Yemen
would look for private alternatives to May, but was met with protests over came at the request of the legiti- during a meeting in December.
defy the satellite network’s ban be- the brutal Yemen conflict. mate government of the Yemen, it is “This vindicates the engagement
cause Turkish soaps were “making May defended the invitation and backed by the UN Security Council that we have with Saudi Arabia, to
serious business”. Saudi’s involvement in Yemen when and as such we support it.” The three- be able to sit down with them,” she
“As long as Turkish series keep she was grilled in parliament over year conflict, which began with the said.
their good quality, nobody can bar
Turkish productions,” he said, quoted Swedish Ambassador Olof Skoog, who negotiated the ceasefire resolution along with Kuwait
by Anadolu, adding that producers
could use carriers other than MBC to UN Security Council seeks to shore up Syria ceasefire
promote Turkish series. The UN Security Council on Wednes- pulsion from Eastern Ghouta. Coun- the meeting that implementation of
Mevlut Tezel, columnist in the pro- day met behind closed doors to step cil members also discussed plans for the truce remains “totally and com-
government daily Sabah, called the up pressure on Russia and Syria to a new aid convoy to travel to the main pletely inadequate.”
ban a “blow to Turkey’s soft power” abide by a ceasefire and allow deliv- town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta on “So far we see minimal signs only
as well as its influence and popularity eries of humanitarian aid and evacua- Thursday to complete the delivery of from the Syrian authorities to imple-
in the Middle East. tions from Eastern Ghouta. aid that was cut short during shelling ment the resolution and we are very,
MBC spokesman Mazen Hayek France and Britain requested the on Monday. very disappointed about that,” Skoog
told AFP Tuesday that the network’s urgent meeting as the Syrian govern- Nearly half of the food carried on told reporters.
decision to stop an average of six ment sent militias as reinforcements the 46-truck convoy which had been Backed by Russia, the council
hours a day of Turkish programming to the rebel enclave and heavy air- approved by the Syrian government unanimously adopted on February 24
-- mid-season -- was driven by eco- strikes battered key towns. could not be delivered and part of the a resolution demanding the 30-day
nomic and cultural considerations. Dutch Ambassador Karel van medical and health supplies were re- cessation of hostilities to allow deliv-
Some Turkish soap operas have Oosterom, who holds the coun- moved from trucks by Syrian authori- eries of humanitarian aid and evacua-
achieved phenomenal success in the cil presidency, told reporters after ties, the UN said. tions of the sick and wounded.
Arab world, turning star like actress the three-hour meeting that council UN Secretary-General Antonio The Syrian Observatory for Hu-
Serenay Sarikaya and actor Kivanc members “expressed concern about Guterres on Tuesday called for the man Rights said 800 civilians -- in-
Tatlitug into household names. the humanitarian situation” and “reit- aid convoy to have safe access to cluding at least 177 children -- have
Actor Engin Altan, who stars in erated its call for implementation” of Eastern Ghouta. been killed since Russia-backed
Ertugrul, a hit series on the earliest the ceasefire resolution. Swedish Ambassador Olof Skoog, Syrian forces launched an assault on
period of Ottoman history, told Al- The council heard a briefing via who negotiated the ceasefire resolu- the besieged enclave outside Damas-
Jazeera the decision would “surely videoconference from UN peace en- tion along with Kuwait, said ahead of cus on February 18.
have an impact on the Turkish series voy Staffan de Mistura who offered
industry” although viewers could find to help broker a deal with Russia to
other means to watch shows. allow fighters in Eastern Ghouta to
Turkey has repeatedly bickered leave, according to a diplomat.
with the United Arab Emirates over The council diplomat who attend-
the last months, even to the point of ed the meeting said there was strong
naming the street where Abu Dhabi’s support for the envoy’s offer to help
embassy is located in Ankara after an negotiate the departure of the fighters
Ottoman governor. in a bid to halt the violence.
It has also been the key backer of Three armed groups fighting Presi-
Qatar since Saudi and the UAE led dent Bashar al-Assad’s forces have
sanctions over the gas-rich emirate written to the Security Council offer-
for allegedly supporting extremist ing to dissassociate themselves from
groups and proximity to Iran. jihadists and help organize their ex-

Page 3 Thursday March 08, 2018
“The president’s got a number of people that could potentially fill that role” Wall Street Indexes
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market jitters and a revolt within on the issue on March 22-23. role,” she said. London 7,157.84 + 0.16%
Donald Trump’s own Republican Markets sold-off early morning on “What I can assure you obviously Madrid 9,599.30 + 0.13%
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The US administration said the Cohn had resigned from the White that can help him continue to fur- Tokyo 21,252.72 - 0.77%
president still plans to sign off on House in protest at Trump’s decision. ther building a strong economy and Toronto 15,472.61 - 0.47%
global steel and aluminum tariffs as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin continue creating jobs and continue Latin-American Stock Indexes
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House. tions,” he told Fox Business. Commerce boss Ross the whip hand. Most Active Stocks
From shortly after dawn, admin- In Washington, a fierce battle over Cohn, a 57-year-old former Gold- 3M Co
istration big guns rushed to the cam- Trump’s proposals raged behind the man Sachs executive, had lobbied Alcoa
eras, trying to limit the fallout from scenes. passionately against the tariffs before Amex
a Trump policy that has already Trump’s move has surprised and losing out. AT&T
sparked fears of a global trade war, angered allied lawmakers and the Data released Wednesday showed B. of America
rattled stock markets and prompted Republican-controlled Congress US foreign trade deficit widened in Boeing
the top White House economic advi- has whispered about legislation that January to its highest level in nine Caterpillar
sor to quit would block their own president from years, heaping pressure on Trump, Chevron
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross acting. who had campaigned on a promise to Cisco Systems
insisted the tariffs were “thought “We are still trying to work with reverse that trend. Coca Cola
through” and not the caprice of a POTUS to avoid that outcome,” a Trump took to Twitter to blame the Dupont
president running a White House that congressional source told AFP. deficit on “bad policies & leadership” Exxon Mobil
appears to be careening off the rails. Even Trump’s most accommodat- from his White House predecessors. General Electric
“We’re going to have sensible rela- ing allies have begun to speak out He also took aim at perennial trade H.P.
tions with our allies,” he told CNBC, against what amounts to a major bogeyman, Beijing. Home Depot
“we’re not looking for a trade war.” break with Republican orthodoxy. “China has been asked to develop IBM
But Trump’s impromptu move has “There is a lot of concern among a plan for the year of a One Billion Intel
already set Washington on a collision Republican senators that this could Dollar reduction in their massive Johnson & Johnson
course with its largest trading partner sort of metastasize into a larger trade Trade Deficit with the United States,” JPMorgan
the European Union, which sounded war,” Senate majority leader Mitch he tweeted. Kraft Heinz Co
a stern warning Wednesday as it read- McConnell told reporters. “Our relationship with China has McDonalds
ied to retaliate with targeted tariffs of “Many of our members are dis- been a very good one, and we look Merck & Co
its own on everything from steel to cussing with the administration just forward to seeing what ideas they Microsoft
denim to peanut butter. how broad, how sweeping this might come back with. We must act soon!” Pfizer
“Trade wars are bad and easy to be,” he added. “There’s a high level There could be stormier waters Procter & Gamble
lose,” EU President Donald Tusk of concern about interfering with ahead, with a pending administration Travelers Cos
told a news conference Wednesday, what appears to be an economy that’s report on intellectual property theft United Tech.
directly rebuffing Trump’s assertion taking off in every respect.” Sanders expected to hammer China and pos- Verizon
last week they were “good and easy also tried to soothe unease at Cohn’s sibly provoke further tariffs. Wal-Mart
Walt Disney
The new offering will be in Japan’s growing “Chu-Hi” category of beverages
Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic drink in Japan
Coca-Cola plans to launch its first replace shochu with vodka. The still very unique and special, so many in the company’s portfolio include
ever alcoholic drink in Japan, in a su- drink, which usually has between products that are born here will stay Honest tea, Dasani bottled water, the
prising departure for a US company three and nine percent alcohol and here.” flavored Vitamin Water and the Pow-
identified with cola and other non- is marketed by leading Japanese Still, the push is part of a broader erade sports drink.
alcoholic beverages. beverage companies such as Asa- campaign by Coca-Cola to diversify Coca-Cola in 1977 sought to di-
While Coca-Cola dabbled in the hi, Kirin and Takara, is especially beyond sodas at a time when con- versify into wine, purchasing Taylor
wine business in the 1970s, the Japa- popular with young consumers and sumers in the US and other devel- Wines of New York and establish-
nese experiment is “unique” in the women. oped markets are backing off sweet ing Wine Spectrum that comprised
company’s 125-year history, said “We haven’t experimented in the drinks and diet colas out of health Sterling Vineyards and Monterey
Coca-Cola Japan president Jorge low alcohol category before, but it’s concerns. Leading non-cola products Vineyard.
Garduno. an example of how we continue to
The new offering will be in Ja- explore opportunities outside our
pan’s growing “Chu-Hi” category of core areas,” Garduno said. Foreign Exchange
beverages, Garduno said in a recent But Garduno said the launch of
interview posted to the company’s Chu-Hi drinks should not be seen as EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
website. a harbinger of the company’s inten- EURO - 1.24 1.61 .90 1.59 1.16 9.70 131.00
“This is a canned drink that in- tions elsewhere. USA .81 - 1.30 .72 1.28 .94 7.81 105.26
cludes alcohol; traditionally, it is “It makes sense to give this a try in CAN .62 .77 - .56 .99 .75 6.10 82.00
made with a distilled beverage called our market,” he said. UK 1.11 1.39 1.79 - 1.79 1.30 10.90 146.00
shochu and sparkling water, plus “But I don’t think people around AUS .63 .78 1.01 .56 - .75 6.10 82.00
some flavoring,” he said. the world should expect to see this SWISS .86 1.06 1.33 .77 1.33 - 8.30 112.00
Chu-Hi drinks come in a range of kind of thing from Coca-Cola. While H.KONG .10 .13 .16 .09 .16 .12 - 13.50
flavors such as grape, strawberry, many markets are becoming more JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
kiwi and white peach and sometimes like Japan, I think the culture here is

Page 4 Thursday March 08, 2018
Tusk Researchers said Wednesday Country hard
EU doesn’t want a ‘wall’ Land beneath Silicon Valley is sinking fast Chicago sues US drug
with Britain The San Francisco Bay area’s Sili- water will cover nearly half the air- distributors over opioids
port’s runways and taxiways by the
con Valley is home to a plethora of
EU President Donald Tusk said wealthy tech companies, but the sink- year 2100,” said the study. Officials in Chicago said Tuesday
Wednesday the bloc does not want ing land beneath risks leading to far Another trouble spot is Foster City, that they filed a lawsuit against three
to “build a wall” with Britain as it worse floods in the years to come, also built on reclaimed land between major opioid drug distributors, accus-
leaves the bloc but warned in new researchers said Wednesday. San Francisco and San Jose. ing them of fueling an often deadly
guidelines for trade talks of a nega- This sinking, or subsidence, Since real estate is costly and hard addiction epidemic that has hit the
tive economic impact. coupled with sea level rise, doubles to come by, an increasing number of city and the country hard.
Tusk’s draft plans rebuffed many the territory in the area known as companies have established them- The federal lawsuit targets Am-
of the demands that Prime Minister Silicon Valley at risk of flooding by selves where “significant parts of erisourceBergen Drug Corporation,
Theresa May made in a long-awaited 2100, said the report in the journal the city will be at risk of flooding by Cardinal Health, and the McKesson
speech on the post-Brexit relation- Science Advances. 2100,” said the report. Corporation, which account for ap-
ship between Britain and the EU after Until now, official government Treasure Island, located between proximately 90 percent of revenues
2019. The former Polish premier said flood maps and projections have been San Francisco and Oakland, is also from prescription drug distribution in
he wanted a standard free-trade deal based solely on estimates of sea level sinking fast, at a rate of one-half to the United States.
with Britain after 2019, insisting that rise. three-quarters of an inch (12 to 20 An estimated 180 people die each
Britain could not “pick and mix” the “The ground goes down, sea level millimeters) per year. day from opioid drug overdose in the
benefits of EU membership. comes up, and flood waters go much Previous studies, which did not United States, according to US De-
“My proposal shows that we don’t farther inland than either change take sinking land into account, esti- partment of Justice figures.
want to build a wall between the EU would produce by itself,” said lead mated that at a minimum, 20 square “The oversupply of these highly
and Britain. On the contrary, the UK author Manoochehr Shirzaei, assis- miles (51 square kilometers) of San potent and highly addictive painkill-
will be our closest neighbour and we tant professor in Arizona State Uni- Francisco Bay shoreline will face a ers has led to a dramatic rise in drug
want to remain friends and partners,” versity’s School of Earth and Space risk of flooding by the year 2100. addiction and overdose in communi-
Tusk told a press conference in Lux- Exploration. Adding the effects of sinking ties across the nation,” said Chicago
embourg. Most of the San Francisco Bay ground along the shoreline, scientists Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Tusk, who met May last week, said shoreline is sinking by less than two found that the area threatened by ris- Chicago was the first city to sue
the EU would aim for an agreement millimeters a year, but “in several ar- ing seawater rose to at least 48 square opioid manufacturers in 2014, accus-
“covering all sectors and with zero eas we discovered subsidence rates of miles (125 square kilometers). ing them of misrepresenting the risks
tariffs on goods”, but said it must in- 10 millimeters (half an inch) a year The upper level, or worst cast sce- and benefits of the drugs.
clude access for EU fishing boats to and more,” said the study. narios in which sea levels accelerate “Chicago is continuing our legal
British waters -- a highly sensitive At particular risk are structures due to glacial melting, predict around fight to end irresponsible practices
issue for hardline Brexit supporters. built mostly on landfill, such as the 160 square miles (413 square kilome- and hold companies accountable for
But he said the red lines laid down San Francisco International Airport ters) at risk of flooding by century’s their deceptive actions,” Emanuel
by London -- that Britain must leave which handles more than 200,000 end. The new findings are based on said. In its latest lawsuit, filed late
the EU’s single market and customs annual landings and sees 56 million state-of-the-art satellite-based syn- Monday, Chicago accused drug dis-
union, and no longer submit to rul- passengers passing through each thetic aperture radar (InSAR), col- tribution companies of “flooding”
ings by the European Court of Justice year. lected from 2007 to 2011. “There are communities with highly-addictive
-- meant a free-trade deal was the “When land subsidence is com- many estimates and models for sea- narcotic painkillers “without con-
only option. bined with projected rising sea levels, level rise,” said Shirzaei. ducting the due diligence required by
law to prevent the diversion of opi-
“We’re going to have sensible relations with our allies” oids to an illicit market.”
The trade group Healthcare Distri-
US trade deficit hits nine-year high on falling exports bution Alliance was blunt in its push-
The US trade deficit swelled in Janu- with exports trailing imports. The fig- Analysts cautioned Wednesday back, accusing Chicago officials of
ary to its highest level in nearly a de- ures also put trade on track to subtract against reading too much into vola- misunderstanding how the industry
cade as oil prices rose and the world’s from GDP growth in the first quarter. tile, month-to-month figures. Ian works.
biggest economy sold fewer aircraft, They also follow official reporting Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeco- “Given our role, the idea that dis-
government data showed Wednesday. last month showing Trump’s first nomics said oil prices broadly ex- tributors are responsible for the num-
The news comes amid White year in office had the highest trade plained the January jump. ber of opioid prescriptions written de-
House furor over trade policy, with gap since the start of the global crisis “This is noise,” he said in a client fies common sense,” John Parker, the
President Donald Trump’s top eco- in 2008. note. “The trend is falling as US oil organization’s senior vice president,
nomic advisor Gary Cohn announc- With global investors rattled fol- production rises.” said in a statement.
ing his resignation late Tuesday after lowing Cohn’s departure, Trump Excluding volatile oil data, the The McKesson Corporation said it
losing a bruising internal battle over cabinet members appeared on tele- deficit actually fell by $1.9 billion, he works closely with the Drug Enforce-
whether to impose punishing tariffs vision to make the president’s case. added. ment Administration (DEA) to track
on steel and aluminum. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross US exports of services, including controlled substances.
Cohn’s resignation and the fear told CNBC the US was not “looking charges for the use of intellectual “McKesson only distributes opioid
Trump will press ahead with re- for a trade war.” property, were the highest on record medications to pharmacies that are
straints on trade have roiled global “We’re going to have sensible rela- at $66.7 billion, according to the DEA-registered and state-licensed,
markets in recent days, although the tions with our allies,” he said. Commerce Department. and we only distribute in response to
White House on Wednesday signifi- While economists say a growing But the goods deficit with Canada orders that pharmacies place – we do
cantly modified its position, saying trade deficit can be a sign of econom- reached its highest level in three not drive demand,” a company state-
Trump could allow “carve outs” for ic recovery, with strong consumer de- years at $4.1 billion for the month. ment said. The overprescribing of
Canada and Mexico. mand outstripping domestic supply, Canada is the largest foreign US pain medications has led millions of
Wall Street opened lower Wednes- Trump has attributed them to “cheat- supplier of steel and has strenuously Americans to grow dependant on opi-
day but the major indices steadily ing” by US trade partners which he objected to the tariffs, which Trump oid drugs -- as well as an explosion of
pared losses over the afternoon for a claims has hollowed out US industry. has tied to pending efforts to renego- fatal overdoses.
mixed close, leaving the Dow Jones Wednesday’s Commerce Depart- tiate the North American Free Trade Many addicts have resorted to her-
Industrial Average 0.3 percent lower. ment figures showed January exports Agreement. oin when their opioid drug prescrip-
In the first month of the year, the fell 1.3 percent to $200.9 billion, the With China, the goods deficit tions run out, and can’t buy them on
US trade gap rose five percent over largest decrease in 16 months, as air- rose 16.7 percent to its highest level the black market or through unscru-
an upward-revised December to craft exports decreased in value by in more than two years at $36.3 bil- pulous healthcare providers.
$56.6 billion, its highest level since $1.8 billion and international sales of lion. The lawsuit comes a week after the
October of 2008, overshooting ana- industrial supplies like crude oil and But the trade gap with the Europe- US Justice Department announced a
lyst expectations for only a two per- other chemicals fell by $1.3 billion. an Union, which Trump has accused new federal task force targeting pre-
cent increase, according to the Com- Imports were unchanged at $257.5 of unfairly blocking US exports, nar- scription drug makers and distribu-
merce Department. This put January billion, which is still five percent over rowed in January, falling 13.9 percent tors, in a stepped up effort to combat
up 16.2 percent over January of 2017, their level in January of 2017. for the month. the opioid crisis.

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Last month he began his season with a 10th-placed finish at the five-day Ruta del Sol in Spain Golf
Froome’s Sky third as BMC win Tirreno team time-trial India’s Sharma savours rare
Masters invite
Chris Froome is nine seconds off ung golfing sensation Shubhan-
the overall lead at the Tirreno-Adri- kar Sharma said Wednesday it was
atico stage race after BMC won a “dream” to be invited to next
Wednesday’s opening team time- month’s US Masters, just the fourth
trial. Indian to ever make the elite tourna-
Italian Damiano Caruso will wear ment.
the first race leader’s blue jersey for Sharma, 21, burnished his rising
the second year in a row as BMC beat star credentials with wins at the Eu-
Australian outfit Mitchelton-Scott by ropean Tour’s Joburg Open in De-
four seconds on the 21.5km course in cember and Maybank Championship
Lido Di Camaiore. this February.
Froome’s under-fire Team Sky Last week he entered the final
were third at nine seconds. round of the WGC-Mexico in the
“Today G (Geraint Thomas) and lead, only to fade as American great
Chris put in good performances, stag- Phil Mickelson claimed the title, but
es three and four are very important earning respect as an up-and-comer
and they look as though they are in to watch.
good form,” said Sky sports director Sharma -- who will be the young-
Matteo Tosatto. est Indian to enter the Masters since
It’s only the second time four-time Anirban Lahiri -- finished tied ninth
Tour de France winner Froome has at the high-profile PGA tour event in
competed at the week-long Italian (FILES) Great Britain’s Christopher Froome (Photo AFP) Mexico.
race after finishing second to Italian victory at Tirreno-Adriatico, which at around 55km/h and he sustained “I wasn’t happy with the way I fin-
Vincenzo Nibali in 2013. ends on March 13. Last month he multiple abrasions and soft tissue ished the tournament but when I got
He is using it as preparation for began his season with a 10th-placed injuries to his knees, hips, hands and the call for the Masters all the pain
May’s Giro d’Italia, which this year finish at the five-day Ruta del Sol in some swelling on his face as well; got washed away,” Sharma told re-
will begin in Jerusalem. Spain. but he had a lot of rib pain which we porters Wednesday.
Froome’s participation is in doubt Meanwhile, fellow Briton Mark went to x-ray, and found that he has a “It is every golfer’s dream to get to
as he is under investigation for hav- Cavendish was ruled out of the race fracture of the seventh rib on the right the Masters.”
ing given an abnormal doping test with a broken rib after crashing dur- side.” With his US Masters invite, Shar-
result at last year’s Vuelta a Espana, ing the time-trial. The crash came just two weeks ma follows in the footsteps of Indian
which he won. “Unfortunately Mark was involved after 32-year-old Cavendish suffered golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun At-
He tested for elevated levels of in a crash with about 5km to go in concussion in a fall at the Tour of Abu wal and Lahiri.
asthma medication salbutamol, which today’s team time trial,” said Dimen- Dhabi. Only the best 50 golfers in the
can be taken legally in certain doses. sion Data team doctor Jarrad van This was his first race back since world automatically make it to the
He is one of the favourites for overall Zuydam. “He came down pretty hard then. Masters, and fewer still from outside
that group earn an invitation to the
It was confirmed Baseball More McLaren misery prestigious US fixture.
“Shubhankar Sharma is a remark-
Cowboys owner Jones to Veteran Ichiro returns for Ricciardo sets Barcelona able young player,” said Fred Ridley,
pay NFL $2 million legal fees Mariners swansong lap record chairman of Augusta National Golf
Club on Tuesday.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones Japanese veteran Ichiro Suzuki has Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo high- Sharma has also booked a berth
has agreed to pay the National Foot- rejoined the Seattle Mariners on a lighted his status as a potential world in the British Open after the Johan-
ball League more than $2 million in one-year deal, marking an emotion- champion on Wednesday when he nesburg win and has his sights set on
legal fees, heading off the prospect of al return to the franchise where he clocked a new lap record at Monte- more.
another potentially costly confronta- launched his Major League Baseball melo in his Red Bull while former su- “Masters just has the same feel to it
tion with the league, it was confirmed career. The 44-year-old outfielder, perpower McLaren suffered another like Wimbledon is to tennis,” he said.
Wednesday. who has more hits than any over- breakdown. Ricciardo, who racked up “It’s a dream come true that I am
Jones had been facing a multi-mil- seas player in Major League history, 165 laps, timed 1min 18.47sec, bet- into both the Majors and hopefully I
lion-dollar fine from the NFL in the has joined for a reported $750,000 tering the previous record set by Fe- get into the US Open and the PGA as
latest twist to the feud between the (604,000 euros), potentially rising to lipe Massa in a Ferrari 10 years ago. well.”
league and the influential billionaire $2 million depending on performance. “It was a good day today. I survived,” From a relatively unknown golfer
owner of the Cowboys. “The addition of Ichiro gives our said Ricciardo, who was scheduled ranked outside 500, Sharma has had
The New York Times reported team another versatile and athletic to drive on Tuesday but was forced a stellar rise since November and is
last month that NFL Commissioner outfielder,” general manager Jerry to sit out the session due to illness. now ranked 66th.
Roger Goodell was readying a fine Dipoto said in a statement. “Today’s was an optimistic run plan “I think in golf anything is pos-
after being urged to sanction Jones “His incredible work ethic, prepa- and I didn’t think we’d get that much sible if you have four good days,”
by fellow team owners. Jones and ration and focus will enhance our en- done but we got through all of it, so he said.
Goodell clashed repeatedly in 2017, vironment in many ways. that was good. I think I’ll sleep well “Now that I have won at a high
with the Cowboys owner furious at a “He’s truly one of the great play- tonight.” He added: “I would have stage and competed with the best at
six-game suspension imposed against ers in the history of the game and his liked to get into the 17s, but we’ll the WGC ... I know my best would
running back Ezekiel Elliott for a do- unquestionable presence is a valuable save that for the racing. In terms of the be good enough for a top five or even
mestic violence case. addition, both on the field and in the shape we’re in, I think we’re getting a win and that gives you a lot of con-
Elliott fought the suspension in a clubhouse. “We’re very glad to bring there, we’re in a decent place.” fidence.”
protracted legal battle before eventu- him back home.” World champion Lewis Hamilton Sharma comes into this week’s In-
ally admitting defeat and accepting Ichiro spent more than a decade was second fastest in 1min 18.400sec dian Open -- a tournament co-sanc-
the ban in December. in Seattle between 2001 and 2012 with Mercedes teammate Valtteri tioned by the Asian and European
Cowboys owner Jones meanwhile before stints with the New York Yan- Bottas just behind on 1min 18.560sec. tours -- as a hot favourite, and said he
retaliated by seeking to delay confir- kees and Miami Marlins. “It’s still a work in progress, but it’s knew what it takes to be a world-class
mation of a new five-year contract for He was released by the Marlins in definitely going in the right direction. player.
Goodell which had been previously November after the Florida club de- The team’s working hard - both here “I am very thankful that at such a
agreed by the league’s compensation clined to take up a $2 million option. and back at the factory - to continue young age I have that much of experi-
committee. Jones had threatened to sue In July last year, Ichiro passed Rod to climb the upwards gradient which ence behind me and I think that is go-
the six other team owners on the commit- Carew for most hits in Major League we’re currently on,” said four-time ing to serve me well going forward,”
tee if Goodell’s contract was approved. history by a foreign-born player. champion Hamilton. he said.

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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 1 9 6 5 4 5 4

2 4 1 1 6 7

5 9 1 2 6 2 6 5 4

4 7 5 5 4

4 8 2 3 9 4 3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
6 2 7 8 5 9 10 11 8 12
13 14 15
5 8 6 7 9 1 16 6 17 9 8
18 19 20 21
2 3 7 9 22 23 7 24 2
9 3 4 6 1 8 26 27 28 29 8 30 31 6
32 33 34
35 36
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 1 Like 1 Translucent gypsum
3 Country house 2 Sun's name
8 Nobleman 4 By
13 14 15
11 Idiot 5 Communication Workers of America
13 Disinterested (abr.)
16 17 15 Ammunition 6 Dress edge
16 Played in the water 7 Fortify
18 Street 9 Flowers of love
18 19 20 21 20 Tell 10 Low
22 Bro.'s sibling 12 Polygon surrounded solid
22 23 24 23 Seize quickly 14 Book by Goethe
25 Band instrument 17 Meal listings
26 Shine 19 Caesar's six
25 30 Fish 20 Launch
32 Rustic 21 Actinium (abbr.)
26 27 28 29 30 31 34 Toss 24 The alphabet
35 Cope (2 wds.) 27 Stein
36 Baton Rouge locale 28 Anger
32 33 34 29 Make lace
31 Fat
33 Pound (abbr.)
35 36
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15 Ammunition 6 Dress edge
16 Played in the water 7 Fortify
18 Street 9 Flowers of love
20 Tell 10 Low
22 Bro.'s sibling 12 Polygon surrounded solid
23 Seize quickly 14 Book by Goethe
25 Band instrument 17 Meal listings
26 Shine 19 Caesar's six
30 Fish 20 Launch
32 Rustic 21 Actinium (abbr.)
34 Toss 24 The alphabet
35 Cope (2 wds.) 27 Stein
36 Baton Rouge locale 28 Anger
29 Make lace
31 Fat
33 Pound (abbr.)

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