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Important news for important people Volume 3312 Saturday September 22, 2018
International Business Sports
Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, Moscow and Beijing lashed out Fri- World number two Roger Federer Cabo San Lucas
a former police chief known as a tough day at Washington’s new anti-Russian says he is mulling a return to the Eu- Fair (day)
politician and committed communist sanctions that also target China for the ropean clay-court season in 2019 fol- Sunrise: 7:08 AM
with little tolerance for dissent, died first time, warning the United States lowing a two-year absence. Federer, Sunset: 7:17 PM
Friday aged 61 after... P.2 could face consequences... P.3 speaking to ESPN on the... P.5 Humidity: 68% 81-84 F

“He needs a foreign policy success soon to reverse his domestic decline” Canada astronaut
Trump holds on to diplomatic ‘success’ in N. Korea First to red planet will
become Martians
his nuclear weapons. But on Friday, New York. But the top US diplomat Astronauts traveling through space
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has quietly ignored North Korea’s on the long trip to Mars will not have
said he hoped for a second summit demand for countermeasures, such as the usual backup from mission con-
between Trump and Kim “before too sanctions relief, as the US has long trol on Earth and will need to think
long” to press ahead with efforts to insisted on denuclearization before of themselves as Martians to survive,
denuclearize North Korea. it rewards Pyongyang. “Nothing can Canada’s most famous spaceman
“I hope the two leaders get together happen in the absence of denuclear- half-jokingly said Friday.
again to continue to make progress on ization,” State Department spokes- Current predictions are that humans
this incredibly important issue for the woman Heather Nauert said. will reach Mars -- up to 400 million
entire world,” Pompeo said. “Denuclearization has to come kilometers (250 million miles) from
The development came after Kim first,” she added. “In order to get to Earth -- in the coming decades.
this week welcomed South Korean the denuclearization of North Korea, But the vast distance means com-
President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang. sanctions must be enforced. We can- munications with mission control
The North Korean leader agreed not let our foot off the gas.” would be delayed by up to 22 min-
to close a missile testing site, giv- While Washington isn’t budging utes. As a result, astronauts would
ing new momentum to nuclear ne- on sanctions, Trump has indicated he need to be self-reliant on the voyage,
gotiations with the US, and said the is ready to independently offer other which clocks in at 2.5 years round
North could dismantle its best-known concessions, a move Kim may be trip in travel time alone.
nuclear facility at Yongbyon -- pro- counting on. “If I were commander of that crew
vided the US takes “corresponding “After a nice letter from (Kim), the as soon as the Earth started fading in
measures.” president says he’s willing to have a the rearview mirror, I would get the
Donald Trump (Photo AFP) Experts praised the positive de- summit -- though none of the prob- crew together and say: ‘We are no
More than a year after President Don- velopments, but cautioned much lems have been fixed,” Bruce Kling- longer Earthlings, we are now Mar-
ald Trump threatened Pyongyang remains to be done, noting the steps ner, who formerly worked for the tians. That’s who we are. We need
with “fire and fury like the world Kim has so far taken do not ensure CIA and now specializes in Korean to redefine our relationship with the
has never seen,” the US leader now North Korea will get rid of its nuclear and Japanese affairs for the Heritage planet that birthed us,’” former astro-
boasts of his relationship with North weapons. “Trump still thinks the first Foundation think tank, told AFP. naut Chris Hadfield said.
Korean strongman Kim Jong Un. (summit) was a major success,” Jon “Pyongyang is trying to decouple “It’s going to be very difficult not
“He’s calm. I’m calm,” Trump said Wolfsthal, director of the Nuclear Trump from the rest of the adminis- having Mother Earth next to you and
this week. Crisis Group, told AFP. tration. They see him as more likely it’s going to be really important for
The US leader has claimed a dip- “He needs a foreign policy success to offer concessions, as he did in Sin- that crew to define who they are as
lomatic win, citing the “tremendous soon to reverse his domestic decline,” gapore, without demanding things in the most distant explorers in human
progress” and “great responses” from the former Obama administration of- return -- and Kim is right to think so.” history,” he said.
Pyongyang since he met Kim at a ficial added. The US could try to use North Ko- Hadfield, whose 2013 rendition
summit in Singapore in June. Pompeo has said Washington is rea’s eagerness to meet with Trump of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”
The historic meeting resulted in a ready to “immediately” begin nego- as some sort of leverage to get con- aboard the International Space Sta-
lofty joint statement, though momen- tiating with Pyongyang, and has in- crete steps ahead of the meeting,” tion was watched by millions, was
tum appeared to have stalled in recent vited his North Korean counterpart to Klingner added. taking part with fellow astronauts in a
weeks, with the two sides unable to meet on the sidelines of next week’s Still, many experts view the pros- fireside chat with students at the Uni-
agree on how Kim would get rid of United Nations General Assembly in pect of new talks positively. versity of Ottawa.
Robert Thirsk -- who holds the Ca-
“I couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title in my home country” nadian record for the most time spent
in space -- said new Canadian Space
Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna Agency recruits Joshua Kutryk and
Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, colorful songs include “Bitch Better Rihanna, 30, grew up in a troubled Jenni Sidey-Gibbons “are going to go
after her home country tasked her with Have My Money” -- would be in home in Barbados and was propelled to deep space, returning to the moon,
promoting investment and tourism. charge of bringing investment as well to fame after visiting US producer to an asteroid... and then 20 years
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley as encouraging education and tour- Evan Rogers recognized her talents. from now we’re going to be on the
said that Rihanna -- real name Robyn ism. “I couldn’t be more proud to take The singer, who since achieving surface of Mars exploring.”
Rihanna Fenty -- has been conferred on such a prestigious title in my home stardom has lived primarily in Los The Canadian astronaut was on
the title of ambassador extraordinary country. Every Barbadian is going to Angeles and New York, has scored hand for last week’s final tests in the
and plenipotentiary. have to play their role in this current 14 number-one singles on the US southwestern US desert of the Orion
While the singer will not be formal- effort, and I’m ready and excited to Billboard chart, more than any artist interplanetary spacecraft, designed as
ly accredited to another country, Mot- take on the responsibility,” Rihanna except The Beatles, Elvis Presley and he said to “will bring humans back to
tley said that Rihanna -- whose more said in a statement dated Thursday. Mariah Carey. the moon in the next few years.”

Page 2 Saturday September 22, 2018
Mysteriously died Coverage on state media was sombre Friday
Poisoning suspicions hang Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61
over Russian’s death probe
The lawyer for a Russian millionaire Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, leadership and where the dramas that
who mysteriously died in England af- a former police chief known as a are rumoured to play out in the cor-
ter helping expose an alleged Russian tough politician and committed com- ridors of power are rarely aired pub-
money laundering scheme urged an munist with little tolerance for dis- licly. “It will not lead to any ruffles in
inquest Friday not to dismiss the pos- sent, died Friday aged 61 after a seri- leadership or any tensions,” Vietnam
sibility his client was poisoned. ous illness, state media reported. expert Carl Thayer told AFP Friday.
Alexander Perepilichny, 44, col- His death is not likely to dramati- Born October 12, 1956 in northern
lapsed in November 2012 while jog- cally alter politics in a country where Ninh Binh province, Quang joined
ging near his mansion in the south- the powerful communist government the police academy as a young man
eastern county of Surrey. oversees almost every facet of soci- and went on to study at the College
An investigation by Surrey Police ety -- although the death of a sitting of Foreign Language in Hanoi. He
found he died of natural causes but leader is rare. has been a communist party mem-
there have also been suspicions he Coverage on state media was som- ber since 1980. He joined the secu-
was murdered following orders from bre Friday, with a Vietnam Television rity ministry in 1975 and steadily
Russian President Vladimir Putin. anchor in dark clothing announc- climbed the ranks of the shadowy yet
Perepilichny moved to Britain in ing the news of the leader’s death, powerful institution, which heads up
2009 and helped arch-critic of the first reported by the official Vietnam the country’s secret police and intel-
Kremlin, investor Bill Browder, doc- News Agency. ligence. Despite his reputation as an
ument allegations that $230 million A member of Quang’s staff con- influential politician, Quang often ap-
(195 million euros) was stolen from firmed his death to AFP. peared uncomfortaable in the public
his Hermitage Capital hedge fund by The president had sought treatment eye and lacked the charisma of his
Russian officials. in Japan for over a year before he was (FILES) Tran Dai Quang (Photo AFP) peers in the party’s upper echelons.
Browder has said that Perepilichny checked into hospital on Thursday ic events in a bid to boost Vietnam’s In an interview with AFP in 2016,
provided “lock-tight documentary afternoon after contracting a “rare vi- profile on the world stage. Quang read from a prepared state-
evidence” in the case. rus”, Nguyen Quoc Trieu, in charge Quang, also a politburo member, ment and was quickly escorted out by
On the last day of the inquest, of the healthcare committee for top had appeared thin and pale in public staff when questions went off-script.
London’s High Court heard how the leaders, said in state media. in recent months and was unstable on UN Secretary-General Antonio
businessman appeared on a “hit list” In office as president since April his feet last week when he hosted a Guterres praised “an important pro-
in Moscow and had applied for addi- 2016 after more than four decades at welcoming ceremony for Indonesian moter of Vietnam’s development”,
tional life insurance before his death. the powerful Ministry of Public Se- President Joko Widodo in Hanoi. saying in a statement he was “sad-
He had also just finished fighting curity (MPS), Quang had a reputation His last public appearance was just dened to learn of the death” of Quang
off a legal challenge, allegedly spear- as a hardliner. two days ago at a meeting with vis- who “will be long remembered in his
headed by one of the two Russians Though he held one of the coun- iting Chinese politicians and foreign country and beyond”.
that Britain believes poisoned for- try’s top four positions and was of- dignitaries. Quang threw his weight behind an
mer spy Alexander Litvinenko with ficially the head of state, his role was His death is not likely to shake up anti-corruption campaign that critics
a radioactive substance in London in seen as largely ceremonial, greeting politics in the one-party state, which said was designed to eliminate politi-
2006. visiting leaders and hosting diplomat- prides itself on stable, consensus-based cal foes.
The coroner leading the inquest
ruled on Tuesday that material that “There can be no withdrawal agreement without a backstop for the North”
could reveal whether Perepilichny
was also working with British spies May faces new Brexit resistance in Northern Ireland
could not be revealed for national se- British Prime Minister Theresa May’s “Our red line from day one of these of the UK for a transition period dur-
curity reasons. renewed pledge to deliver Brexit negotiations has been that there can ing which more customs mechanisms
The secrecy application was without dividing the UK was met be no border between Northern Ire- could be defined.
lodged by British interior minister with contradictory ultimatums Friday land and Great Britain.” “There can be no withdrawal
Sajid Javid. from Northern Ireland’s unionist and But Sinn Fein -- the party favour- agreement without a backstop for
Extensive tests have failed to iden- nationalist parties. ing Irish unification -- said it would the North,” said Sinn Fein’s Brexit
tity any poison in Perepilichny’s May returned from a bruising EU fight any Brexit divorce deal that spokesman David Cullinane.
body. Police believe he died from summit in Salzburg to deliver an im- does not include the “backstop” pro- “This is a red line issue and one
“sudden adult death syndrome” passioned televised address in which posed by the EU. that cannot be allowed to become
(SADs). she blamed Brussels for the impasse A “backstop” would ensure the a bargaining chip in the weeks and
But the lawyer representing Pere- and demanded “respect” for the UK. boundary between the North and the months ahead.”
pilichny urged the coroner not to The embattled prime minister said Republic is free of a hard border by May hinted in her speech that “reg-
“brush away” the possibility that he EU negotiators were offering a deal keeping Northern Ireland effectively ulatory barriers” may be introduced
was poisoned with an agent used by that would keep the North “effective- in the EU. between Northern Ireland and the rest
Russia that could be hard to identify. ly” in the EU customs union and sep- This would honour the Good Fri- of the UK if “the Northern Ireland
“It is not a fanciful proposal that arate it from Britain. “It is something day Agreement of 1998 that ended Executive and Assembly agree”. But
people might come from Russia with I will never agree to -- indeed, in my a period of conflict in the region by the Northern Irish Assembly at Stor-
a view to harm someone they saw as judgement it is something no British devolving power and giving legiti- mont -- the executive body May re-
the enemy,” lawyer Bob Moxon said. prime minister would ever agree to,” macy to both unionist and national- ferred to --dissolved in January 2017
A lawyer representing Hermitage she said. May is in a difficult nego- ists views. The EU proposal would after a power sharing accord between
Capital added that “at least 10 poi- tiating position because her slender keep the North separate from the rest the DUP and Sinn Fein fell apart.
sons” remain possible culprits. majority in parliament relies on the
Media reports in 2017 said US in- support of Northern Ireland’s pro-
telligence also believed Perepilichny Brexit Democratic Unionist Party.
was likely “assassinated on direct DUP leader Arlene Foster vowed
orders from Putin or people close to on Friday to veto any deal that sets up
him”. a regulatory trade barrier between her
A representative for Surrey Police region and the rest of the UK.
insisted on Friday that “there is insuf- “Any new regulatory barrier would
ficient evidence to support unlawful be a matter for the Northern Ireland
killing”. Assembly, where the DUP would
The result of the coroner’s probe -- veto any attempt to undermine the
formally called an inquest in Britain economic or constitutional integrity
-- provide the legal grounds for a pos- of the United Kingdom,” she said in
sible criminal inquiry. a statement,” she said in a statement.

Page 3 Saturday September 22, 2018
“Playing with fire is silly, it can become dangerous” Wall Street Indexes
China, Russia warn US of consequences over sanctions Dow Jones 26743.5 + 0.32%
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International Stock Indexes
Moscow and Beijing lashed out Fri- countries and the two militaries,” said ery of Russian fighter jets and mis- Australia 6194.559 + 0.41%
day at Washington’s new anti-Rus- Chinese foreign ministry spokesman siles. Turkey, which is embroiled in Frankfurt 12430.88 + 0.85%
sian sanctions that also target China Geng Shuang. a dispute with Washington over the Italy 21536.74 + 0.69%
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States could face consequences. mediately correct their mistake and to buy S-400 missile systems from Madrid 9590.4 + 0.07%
President Vladimir Putin’s spokes- withdraw their so-called sanctions, Russia. Paris 5494.17 + 0.78%
man accused Washington of playing otherwise the US will have to bear Alexander Gabuev, head of the Tokyo
unfairly and using new measures to the consequences.” Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program Toronto 16224.13 + 0.06%
squeeze Moscow out of the global United in their resentment of at the Carnegie Moscow Center, said Latin-American Stock Indexes
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“You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to make films”
Disney admits Dark Side for ‘Star Wars’, plans release ‘slowdown’
There is a disturbance in the Force. ter the hotly-anticipated 2015 release months before in late 2017, earned fessor of pop culture at Syracuse Uni-
After the lackluster performance of of “The Force Awakens”: news they more than $1.3 billion worldwide. versity. “’Star Wars’ movies were like
the latest installment in the wildly believed would delight fans around The next film -- “Episode IX,” an- locusts, or blue moons: impressive but
popular “Star Wars” saga, Disney is the world. After all, “The Force nounced as the last installment in the not often. That’s all changed and Iger
tapping the brakes on the franchise -- Awakens” picked up 30 years after the main Skywalker saga, and directed is probably right in his assessment,”
an acknowledgment that there can be events of 1983’s “Return of the Jedi” by JJ Abrams -- is due for release in Thompson told AFP. But he added:
too much of a good thing. -- and came a decade after the previ- December 2019. “’Star Wars’ became “The franchise may be beginning to
In an interview published Thurs- ous “Star Wars” movie of any kind. a global phenomenon, of course, as show its age, but ‘slowdown’ or no
day, CEO Bob Iger told The Holly- But Disney, whose initial plan was a rare and infrequently-served deli- slowdown, I expect to see lots more at-
wood Reporter that Disney plans to to alternate releases between chapters cacy,” said Robert Thompson, a pro- tempts to squeeze it for all it’s worth.”
slow down the “Star Wars” release in the main series launched in the late
schedule, admitting that it had been 1970s and one-off films expanding
a mistake to shuttle a new film into the “Star Wars” universe, seems to Foreign Exchange
theaters every year. have learned that anticipation is part
“I made the timing decision, and as of the equation. EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
I look back, I think the mistake that I Earlier this year, the standalone EURO - 1.18 1.52 .89 1.61 1.12 9.20 133.00
made -- I take the blame -- was a little “Solo: A Star Wars Story” earned USA .85 - 1.30 .76 1.37 .95 7.81 112.36
too much, too fast,” Iger said. $400 million worldwide -- a stellar CAN .66 .77 - .59 1.06 .75 6.00 87.00
“You can expect some slowdown, result for most movies, but a me- UK 1.12 1.32 1.69 - 1.82 1.27 10.30 149.00
but that doesn’t mean we’re not going diocre return for a “Star Wars” film, AUS .62 .73 .94 .55 - .70 5.70 82.00
to make films.” leading many industry observers to SWISS .89 1.05 1.33 .79 1.43 - 8.20 118.00
Disney -- which paid $4 billion for speculate about franchise fatigue. H.KONG .11 .13 .17 .10 .18 .12 - 14.40
Lucasfilm in 2012 -- had promised a In contrast, “Star Wars: The Last JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
new “Star Wars” movie every year af- Jedi,” which was released just six

Page 4 Saturday September 22, 2018
Criminal justice functions “There can be unintended sharing of that data” Dealers said
Hit US podcast ‘Serial’ back Big life insurer shifts to activity tracking in health push Global markets breeze
for season three Financial giant John Hancock is con- smoking blamed for most premature higher on growth outlook
verting all its life insurance policies
deaths, and expressed hope that other
“Serial,” the hit US internet radio to an incentive-based system using companies would follow suit. Global stock markets rose Friday as
sensation and most downloaded pod- activity tracking, a move aimed at The company, a division of Manu- optimism on the US economic out-
cast in history, is back for season promoting healthier lifestyles but life of Canada, said it believes people look outweighed lingering trade war
three. This time, focused on explain- which also raises privacy questions. who use these kinds of wellness and worries, dealers said.
ing to listeners how ordinary Ameri- The Boston-based insurer an- activity tracking programs will live European equities were all solidly
can criminal justice functions. nounced Thursday that it would im- longer with lower medical bills com- higher at the close, with London out-
Season one ultimately resulted in mediately begin moving life insur- pared with those who do not use these shining its peers thanks to a slipping
an appeals court ordering a retrial in a ance policies to a “behavior change systems. pound as Brexit talks appeared to be
murder case. Season two focused on a platform that rewards customers for The latest effort stems from a part- stalling. On Wall Street the Dow index
soldier who deserted in Afghanistan, the everyday steps they take to live nership agreed in 2015 between Han- was also firmer approaching midday
only to be held captive by Taliban- longer, healthier lives.” cock and Vitality, part of the South in New York, building on the previous
linked militants for five years. Policyholders will be asked to sign Africa-based financial group Discov- day’s all-time pinnacles, with inves-
This time the action takes place in up online for fitness and nutritional ery Limited which offers incentive- tors concluding that trade war con-
Cleveland, the Midwestern city, the advice, or may get premium dis- based wellness programs. cerns were overblown as the world’s
product of a year spent watching or- counts for using devices such as Fit- Wellness programs using health biggest economy powers ahead.
dinary American criminal justice in bit or Apple Watch to monitor daily tracking have been in use for years, “Investors continue to brush off the
action. activities. but privacy activists worry about the ongoing trade dispute between the
Different cases will be told across “For centuries, the insurance mod- risks or invasive monitoring of con- US and China,” said Craig Erlam, an
two or three episodes. The first homes el has primarily provided financial sumer habits. analyst at Oanda. A “lack of escala-
in on a bar fight in which a woman protection for families after death, “I realize this is to encourage tion” in trade spats combined with
is slapped on the rear, but winds up without enhancing the very quality it healthier habits but I worry about ex- optimism on the American economy
in jail. The first two episodes are cur- hinges on: life,” said Marianne Har- cessive data collection,” said Nuala turned out to be a winning combina-
rently available for free download. rison, John Hancock president and O’Connor, president of the Washing- tion, added analysts at the Charles
“Serial” -- a mix of investigative chief executive. ton-based Center for Democracy & Schwab brokerage. “Trade concerns
journalism, first-person narrative “We fundamentally believe life Technology, a digital rights group. remain contained, while the domestic
and dramatic storytelling launched in insurers should care about how long “These devices can collect a lot of economic front continues to paint a
2014, focused on a man convicted of and well their customers live. With data such as your location or whom solid picture,” they said.
his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend’s mur- this decision, we are proud to become you associate with, much more than An unsuccessful Brexit summit
der in 1999. the only US life insurance company what they need to know if the person in Salzburg, ending in “humiliation”
The 12 episodes were downloaded to fully embrace behavioral-based is insurable. There can be unintended for the British prime minister accord-
more than 175 million times, a world wellness and leave the old way of do- sharing of that data.” ing to some, weighed on the pound
record. ing business behind.” Marc Rotenberg, president of the from the start of business, but that
This March, an appeals court in One of the largest US life insurers, Electronic Privacy Information Cen- in turn helped London’s benchmark
Maryland ordered a new trial for John Hancock said the new offering ter, said the move raises questions FTSE 100 index to post a whopping
Adnan Syed, although the appeals is aimed at countering unhealthy life- about “algorithmic transparency” or 1.7-percent gain at the finish.
process is not yet finished, after the styles including physical inactivity, whether insurance decisions are fair, The British currency then weakened
global attention brought to the case. poor diet, excessive alcohol use and accountable, and transparent. further after Prime Minister Theresa
May said that Brexit talks were “at
“We are really at a tipping point for the smart home” an impasse” and that the European
Union’s response to British plans was
Amazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users’ lives “not acceptable”. It was a “brave” in-
From the kitchen to the car, Amazon according to Limp. Alexa is even de- to its online music service. Limp un- vestor who dared to buy sterling after
on Thursday sought to make its Alexa veloping a personality, complete with veiled a “frustration free setup” plat- May’s comments, tweeted Viraj Patel,
digital assistant and online services a a favorite pet or beer. form intended to grow into a frame- global macro strategist at ING.
bigger part of people’s lives with an It has also learned to understand work that any smart device maker can “But (the) long game is one of
array of new products and partner- whispers, responding in equally use to make getting gadgets to talk to greater upside than downside if a deal
ships. hushed tones in a feature to be rolled Alexa as easy as plugging them into is ultimately reached,” he said.
Updates to the internet giant’s out in the coming weeks. outlets. Oanda’s Erlam, also in a tweet, said
Alexa-infused Echo smart speakers Amazon teased a coming feature “That is not going to happen over- that May had said nothing beyond
will allow them to tend to microwave called Alexa Hunches that is de- night,” Limp said. “As we imagine trying to “’prove’ she’s playing hard-
cooking and even have “hunches” re- signed to infuse the digital assistant a future that has thousands of these ball with the EU. Nothing, as ever,
garding what users may want or have with intuition. For example, when a devices in your home, this is going to has changed”. But David Madden, a
forgotten. user bids Alexa a good night, it might become absolutely essential.” market analyst with CMC Markets
When Alexa is told “corn on the respond by mentioning they forgot to And, of course, there was the $60 UK, saw more substance in May’s
cob,” a digital Echo speaker starts an lock a door. microwave, which Limp contended performance, saying she “made it
AmazonBasics microwave oven in a Alexa uses artificial intelligence to was a strong test because of how clear she is literally willing to walk
faux home demonstration room, set- identify patterns in the lives of users, much microwaves interfere with away from (negotiations) if the EU’s
ting the preferred time and voicing factoring in weather, time of year and wireless connectivity used by devices offer doesn’t measure up”.
what it is doing. more. To know what is happening to communicate. Asian equities enjoyed another day
But when asked to add 30 seconds, with other smart devices in a home, “Amazon is doubling down on of strong buying to finish the week
Alexa pauses and then starts to play the Echo speaker needs to be con- its strategy of integrating Alexa far with a flourish.
songs by the band “Thirty Seconds to nected to them. and wide into appliances, consumer Shanghai surged 2.5 percent after
Mars.” Amazon recently passed the electronics and cars,” CCS Insight the Chinese government unveiled a
Such misunderstandings are rou- 20,000 mark for smart home devices research vice president Geoff Blaber stimulus packaged aimed at lifting
tine enough with smart speakers that made by the Seattle-based company said at the event. domestic consumption.
they have become fodder for humor, or partners. A freshly announced Alexa Guard “For the moment Asian stocks
and even cropped up while Amazon “We are really at a tipping point for service synchronizes with Echo have shrugged off trade war concerns
devices and services senior vice pres- the smart home,” Limp said while un- speakers in the home and motion de- with the focus shifting to China’s
ident David Limp showed off new veiling an array of new devices. tectors from Amazon-owned smart new stimulus package which is ex-
devices in a nearby building a short An overhauled Echo Dot smart doorbell maker Ring. pected to boost consumption and cut
time earlier. speaker boasts much-improved sound When Echo speakers are set to import tariffs from other countries,”
Alexa has gotten smarter, more and design while keeping the $50 guard mode, they listen for break- said City Index senior analyst Fiona
conversational and even intuitive price tag of the original. ing glass or the sound of alarms from Cincotta. “Make no mistake, the US
during the past year as Amazon teams Amazon added Echo equivalents smoke or carbon dioxide detectors economy is running on all cylinders,”
work hard on getting the digital as- of stereo components for home sound and send alerts to smartphones or said Stephen Innes, head of Asia-Pa-
sistant to better understand people, systems, along with improvements even security companies. cific trade at Oanda.

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“The clay-court season is under review” NFL
Federer mulling clay court return in 2019 Rams, Chargers battle for
LA bragging rights
The first game between two Los An-
geles NFL teams since 1994 high-
lights week three of the season with a
quarterback matchup that could make
it worth the lengthy wait.
The Rams offense has impressed in
their first two victories under second
year quarterback Jared Goff, while
Chargers veteran quarterback Philip
Rivers should keep it close.
“Yeah, it’s a big game,” said Char-
gers coach Anthony Lynn of Sun-
day’s contest at the Memorial Coli-
seum. “I love playing in the Coliseum
as well -- that place, I have a lot of
fond memories of that place and it’s
a great place to play a football game.
Should be a lot of fun.”
The Rams enter the matchup with
a 2-0 record after beating the Arizona
Cardinals last week.
Roger Federer visits the Wilson HQ prior to the Laver Cup at the United Center (Photo AFP) Rivers will have to find a way to
World number two Roger Federer “The clay-court season is under up, my fitness schedule, even the move the ball against the Rams. Riv-
says he is mulling a return to the Eu- review,” Federer told ESPN. “It’s not way I would approach my December ers has connected on 73 percent of his
ropean clay-court season in 2019 fol- off the table. I will know by the end practice sessions,” Federer said. “It passes (57 of 78) for 680 yards and
lowing a two-year absence. of the year.” could benefit the clay-court season. six touchdowns with one interception
Federer, speaking to ESPN on Three ATP Masters events are held “This is something that is obvi- in the first two games of the season.
the sidelines of this weekend’s La- on clay as well as several smaller ously a big deal. If you play the clay, He ranks third in the NFL in touch-
ver Cup, has skipped the clay-court tournaments in the build up to the it changes everything.” downs.
segment of the season since 2017 in French Open. Federer has won a record 20 Grand The Chargers defence will have its
order to conserve energy for Wimble- Federer said if he does opt to play Slam singles titles but clay has been hands full with Goff, who has thrown
don and hard-court seasons. the clay-court season it will require a his least favourite surface. His haul of for three touchdowns so far.
However the 37-year-old revealed significant tweak of his training re- Grand Slam titles includes only one Goff is completing 65 percent of
he is rethinking his scheduling for gime. victory at Roland Garros, in 2009, his passes for 587 yards and has just
next season, and may yet play on “I would like to make up my mind when he completed his career Grand one interception.
clay. ahead of time so I can plan my build- Slam. “To see how Jared has taken off
this year and to see him make the
Tennis WADA’s former director general said on Friday transition from me playing against
him in college to see how hungry he
Simon finally beats Gasquet WADA decision to lift doping ban is ‘money over principle’ is to go out there and prove he is one
to reach Metz last four The World Anti-Doping Agency’s scheme to avoid drug testers. A of the top quarterbacks in this league,
decision to lift a ban on Russia’s anti-
it helps us,” said Rams cornerback
WADA report by Canadian lawyer
Gilles Simon finally managed to beat doping agency is a triumph for mon- Richard McLaren accused Russian Marcus Peters.
his fellow Frenchman Richard Gas- ey over clean sport, WADA’s former authorities of running an elaborate Elsewhere, the Philadelphia Eagles
quet at the ninth attempt with a 7-6 director general said on Friday. doping programme with the full will have quarterback Carson Wentz
(7/4), 6-2, victory in the Metz quar- David Howman strongly criticised support of the Russian Ministry of back when they host the Indianapolis
ter-finals on Friday. WADA president Craig Reedie for Sport and the Russian secret service Colts, who are playing consecutive
Kei Nishkori joined him in the last caving in to pressure from the Inter- (FSB). road games.
four, the Japanese top seed inflict- national Olympic Committee (IOC) WADA announced last week it had Andy Dalton and the improved
ing a battling 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 defeat on and international federations eager to received an internal recommendation Cincinnati Bengals offence will be
Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili. stage events in Russia again. to lift the suspension of RUSADA. well-rested when they travel to Caro-
Aside from Gasquet winning every The decision was taken on Thurs- The softening of WADA’s stance lina to face the Panthers.
one of their eight previous encounters day at a meeting of WADA’s execu- has triggered outrage from athletes The Bengals have their offence
Simon arrived in Metz out of sorts, tive committee in Victoria, capital and national anti-doping agencies revving in high gear, putting up 34
with only a US Open first round win of the Indian Ocean island of Sey- around the world, who have accused points in back-to-back games to open
since reaching the last 16 at Wimble- chelles. WADA of succumbing to pressure the season.
don in July. “I am a little disappointed, to say from the IOC. Sunday’s other games include,
The two-time Metz winner was the least,” said Howman, who ran Marathon world record holder Buffalo Bills at Minnesota Vikings,
more aggressive in the first set and WADA from 2003 to 2016 and is Paula Radcliffe said the move under- Denver Broncos at Baltimore Ra-
broke to lead 4-2, but was unable to now chairman of the Athletics Integ- mines the faith clean athletes have in vens, Green Bay Packers at Wash-
do the same when serving for the set rity Unit. WADA. ington Redskins, New Orleans Saints
at 5-4. “This looks like they have taken “This goes against everything at Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants
In the tie-break, Gasquet, ranked the decision to deviate from a careful- WADA is supposed to stand for,” she at Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders
25th, took the first two points but Si- ly put-together roadmap for entirely told the BBC. “It undermines their at Miami Dolphins, San Francisco
mon fought back to clinch the set in pragmatic reasons,” he told Britain’s credibility and the faith clean athletes 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs, Tennes-
59 minutes. Press Association. have in them.” see Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars,
He then rolled through the second “So WADA has gone from being Howman has little sympathy for Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals,
set without too many problems and an organisation that cared about clean the idea that Reedie, a former chair- Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks
will face 107th ranked Moldovan athletes to one that cares about in- man of the British Olympic Associa- and New England Patriots at Detroit
Radu Albot in the last four. ternational federations that have not tion, had little option but to go along Lions. The Monday night game will
“It is very, very hard to win against been able to stage events in Russia -- with the IOC’s wishes. “That’s what feature the Pittsburgh Steelers visit-
a player you have never beaten, but it’s money over principle.” you have to endure when you take ing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who
I started well,” said Simon, ranked WADA suspended RUSADA in principled stands. You are always have developed into an offensive jug-
39th in the world. “The tie-break in November 2015 after declaring it going to upset one set of interests or gernaut despite the absence of sus-
the first set was stressful but after that to be non-compliant following rev- another. WADA’s main responsibility pended starting quarterback Jameis
I played very well.” elations of a vast Russian-backed is to stand up for clean sport. Winston.

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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
6 2 8 4 3 9 5 6 7 3

5 9 8 1 4

5 7 6 2 9 3 7

5 1 7 6 3 2 5 3

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ACROSS DOWN
1 Type of Monk 2 Caesarʼs 49
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
36 34 Cubic centimeter
35 Arkansas
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11 You 9 5 1 7 3 4 8 2 6 5 Bone 8 2 7 6 5 Y T I B E T A N
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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