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Important news for important people Volume 3157 Friday April 20, 2018
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“In all likelihood, Prince had no idea he was taking a counterfeit pill that could kill him” Humanitarian crisis
No charges in Prince death after two-year probe US says Venezuela’s Maduro
‘lacks legitimacy’ to borrow
Two years after Prince’s death, pros- “There is no doubt that the actions legendary vaults. Prince left no will Venezuela is facing a worsening hu-
ecutors said Thursday they would of individuals around Prince will be and had no spouse or surviving child, manitarian crisis but US Treasury
not file any criminal charges as they criticized, questioned and judged in meaning control went to his siblings. Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thurs-
could not determine how the pop icon the days and weeks to come.” His Paisley Park estate, once a day urged other governments to con-
obtained the counterfeit painkillers But he added: “Suspicions and in- hideaway of mythic proportions tinue to restrict the country’s access
that killed him. nuendo are categorically insufficient which fans boasted of being able to to financing.
Prosecutors reached a settlement to support any criminal charges.” enter, has since been opened for tours Mnuchin questioned the legitimacy
with one doctor in Prince’s native Prince’s death stunned fans and as his estate looks to monetize his of President Nicolas Maduro, saying
Minnesota who had prescribed drugs bandmates as the 57-year-old was legacy. Shortly before Thursday’s he had destroyed the economy, re-
for the superstar, but said they found outwardly a model of health who announcement about the criminal fused humanitarian aid and seen an
no evidence that he gave the lethal rarely drank alcohol, ate a vegetarian probe, federal prosecutors said they exodus of hundreds of thousands of
dose to the Purple One. diet and would boot musicians who had reached a settlement with Min- citizens.
“The bottom line is we simply abused drugs out of his studio. nesota doctor Michael Schulenberg. “Creditors, whether private or
do not have sufficient evidence to But the “Purple Rain” star -- so The physician had allegedly fun- public, that provide new financing to
charge anyone with a crime related versatile he could literally play guitar neled pills to Prince by making out the Maduro regime are lending to a
to Prince’s death,” Mark Metz, the blind-folded behind his back -- se- prescriptions to Kirk Johnson, a long- government that lacks legitimacy to
attorney of Carver County, home to cretly suffered from pain stemming time drummer for the artist who also borrow in the name of Venezuela,”
Prince’s Paisley Park estate, told re- from a hip operation. managed Paisley Park. Mnuchin said in a statement follow-
porters. In his death, Prince -- who had kept But Metz said that the motivation ing a meeting with officials from the
Prince died on April 21, 2016 from pills in bottles marked with over-the- was to protect Prince’s privacy and Americas, Europe and Japan.
an accidental overdose of the ultra- counter labels such as Bayer and that there was no evidence that Schul- “Concrete actions are necessary to
potent drug fentanyl as the singer had Aleve -- became the most famous enberg gave the star fentanyl. restrict the ability of corrupt Venezu-
just started to reach out for help for face of the epidemic of painkiller Nancy Robarge, a lawyer for John- elan officials and their support net-
his dependency. abuse in the United States. son, voiced relief the drummer was works from abusing the international
Metz concluded that Prince thought Last year, more than 42,000 people not charged, saying that Thursday’s financial system.”
he was taking another drug, Vicodin, died and 2.1 million others abused decision “affirms his innocence, and He also signaled that the govern-
when instead the pills he had were opioids around the country, accord- he will continue to mourn and honor ments would support a different re-
packed with fentanyl. Where those ing to the Department of Health and his friend every day.” gime in Caracas.
pills came from remains a mystery. Human Services, with lower-middle- The show turned out to be his last, Officials “recognized that a gov-
“In all likelihood, Prince had no class white communities especially with Prince’s private plane making an ernment in Venezuela that warranted
idea he was taking a counterfeit pill hard-hit. emergency landing on the way home the support of the region, and was
that could kill him,” Metz said. “Prince’s death is a tragic example in Moline, Illinois as he fell uncon- prepared to enact economic policies
“There is no evidence that the pill that opioid addiction and overdose scious from suspected pills. to reclaim Venezuela’s prosperity for
or pills that actually killed Prince deaths do not discriminate, no matter Schulenberg agreed to pay $30,000 its people, would receive the support
were prescribed by a doctor. There is the demographic,” Metz said. to the federal government and under- of the international financial commu-
also no evidence to suggest any other Prince’s sudden death set off a go supervision, including allowing nity.” The countries agreed to coordi-
sinister motive, intent or conspiracy messy battle to determine control of the US Drug Enforcement Adminis- nate their actions “such that the tools
to murder Prince.” his estate -- estimated to be worth tration to inspect the logs of the medi- of the international community are
Metz acknowledged that someone up to $300 million with an untold cations he is prescribing. He did not prepared for swift deployment when
gave Prince the deadly pills, saying: number of songs still pending in his admit any liability. circumstances warrant.”
Hyperinflation, scarcities of basic
The Bolshoi said it believed the refusal could be due to a “technical problem” food and medicine, and skyrocketing
violence are gripping Venezuela.
Bolshoi prima ballerina refused US visa The International Organization for
A prima ballerina at Russia’s Bol- partment of Immigration, the Ria Smirnova is a rising star at the Migration says nearly a million Ven-
shoi Theatre has been refused a US Novosti news agency said. “We are world renowned ballet company who ezuelans have left the country over
visa, Russian agencies said Thurs- very disappointed with this decision made her name in Russia with lead the past two years. Many head to Bra-
day, weeks after a round of tit-for-tat which is the same type of visa we roles in ballets such as Swan Lake. zil, Colombia and Panama, and often
diplomatic expulsions led to a reduc- ask for and receive each time for our The US consul in Russia, Law- beyond.
tion in embassy staff numbers. artistes,” organiser Eve Hodgkinson rence Toby, said in the Nezavisimaya Mnuchin said Maduro’s “destruc-
Olga Smirnova and another Bol- said. Gazeta newspaper on Thursday that tion of the economy has created a
shoi dancer, Jacopi Tissi, were due The Bolshoi said it believed the the issuing of emergency visas to full-blown humanitarian crisis” that
to perform at the Lincoln Center refusal could be due to a “technical Russian athletes and pilots could no was spilling beyond Venezuela’s bor-
in New York on Monday, but were problem” and that it had not been longer be guaranteed due to lack of ders and “threatening regional stabil-
refused a work visa by the US De- possible to issue the visa in time. staff. ity and national security.”

Page 2 Friday April 20, 2018
Report “You cannot create a climate and then not expect it to have consequences”
Bashir fires Sudan foreign May’s immigration policy was seen as Nazi-like: ex-official
President Omar al-Bashir on Thurs- A former top official has severely
day fired Sudan’s Foreign Minister criticised British Prime Minister
Ibrahim Ghandour, state media re- Theresa May’s immigration policies
ported, after he said that Sudanese when she was interior minister after
diplomats abroad had been unpaid the threatened deportations of Carib-
for months. bean immigrants caused a political
In a speech to lawmakers on furore this week.
Wednesday, Ghandour, who negoti- Bob Kerslake, a former head
ated the lifting of decades-old sanc- of the civil service and a member
tions with Washington in October of the House of Lords, told BBC
2017, said his ministry had also been Newsnight that May’s aim to create
unable to pay rents for several Su- a “hostile environment” for illegal
danese diplomatic missions due to a immigrants were seen by other min-
government cash shortfall. isters as “almost reminiscent of Nazi
“President Omar al-Bashir issued Germany”.
this evening a decree sacking Profes- The policy has come under the
sor Ibrahim Ghandour from his post spotlight amid an outcry this week
of minister of foreign affairs,” the that people invited to move to Britain
official SUNA news agency reported from the Caribbean in the 1950s and
quoting the decree. 1960s -- the so-called Windrush gen-
Sudan has been facing financial eration -- have been threatened with
difficulties amid an acute shortage of deportations.
hard foreign currency that has seen “This was a very contested piece Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (Photo AFP)
the east African country’s economic of legislation across government de- vative government vowed to create The government has admitted the
crisis worsen. partments,” said Kerslake, who was a “hostile environment” for people policy wrongly impacted the “Win-
“For months Sudanese diplomats in charge of the civil service between not authorised to be in Britain after it drush” generation, and has set up a
have not received salaries and there 2012 and 2014. took office in 2010. task force to examine their cases.
is also a delay in paying rent for dip- “There were some who saw it... as But it has now emerged that the But it has noted that some deci-
lomatic missions,” Ghandour told almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany strategy, which gave landlords and sions, such as destroying the landing
lawmakers, without specifying which in the way it’s working,” said Ker- employers powers to target illegal cards of some affected, were taken by
ones. slake, who now advises opposition immigrants or face penalties, led to civil servants.
Ghandour, the first official to por- Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. the targeting of legal immigrants Kerslake said it was “completely
tray a grim picture of the country’s May’s Environment Secretary Mi- lacking paperwork. ridiculous” to try to blame the civil
economic woes publicly, said he him- chael Gove told BBC radio he had Campaigners for families caught service for the situation.
self had been in touch with the gover- “never heard anyone make that com- up in the controversy have called for “You cannot create a climate and
nor of the central bank but has failed parison”. Former Prime Minister Da- a review of the highly contentious then not expect it to have conse-
to secure funds to pay the diplomats. vid Cameron’s centre-right Conser- initiative. quences,” he added.
“The situation has now turned dan-
gerous, which is why I am talking “The power is passing to a much younger person”
about it publicly,” he said.
Ghandour said there was a feeling Cubans have high hopes for their little-known new leader
among some government officials Despite being in the upper echelons of a party official, residents remem- “I know very little about him. A
that paying wages to diplomats and Cuba’s government for the past two ber him as a person who was both new president about whom we know
rent for diplomatic missions were not decades, new President Miguel Diaz- straightforward and warm. so little, that worries me,” admits
a priority. “Some ambassadors and Canel is not exactly well known. And they recall how he would 79-year-old Raul Portillo, who works
diplomats want to return to Khartoum Most people on the island of more ride his bicycle through the streets, as a caretaker at a state-run store.
now... because of the difficulties than 11 million know that, unlike the and take part in local business and “I only know what they’ve shown
faced by them and their families,” he Castro brothers, he wasn’t part of the cultural events at a time when Cuba about him on TV,” admits Hector
said. Ghandour, 65, told reporters on 1959 revolution. Some aren’t sure. was suffering from the collapse of its Fuente, 36, who works as a rickshaw
Wednesday that his ministry’s annual But that hasn’t stopped Cubans main backer, the Soviet Union. taxi driver.
budget was about $69 million, while from welcoming their new president, “He’s very much a hands-on lead- But times are changing in Cuba,
the wages of diplomats and rents of hopeful he will advance reforms to er... When he led the party here, it where more than 80 percent of the
missions amounted to $30 million. improve their daily lives, in a coun- was great because he never counted population was born in the Castro
Previously a professor at Universi- try with an average monthly salary of the hours that he worked and he was era and the hope for change remains
ty of Khartoum, Ghandour became a $30. just everywhere,” said Jose Gonza- strong, despite Diaz-Canel’s pledge
top aide to Bashir in December 2013 “We’re hoping for more changes,” lez, who is retired and lives in Santa to ensure continuity.
and in June 2015 was appointed as said Yani Pulido, a 27-year-old wait- Clara, the regional capital. For Osmany Rojas, 41, who jug-
foreign minister -- a post he held until ress working in a bar in Old Havana. But not everyone is quite so famil- gles two jobs to make ends meet --
Thursday. “The power is passing to a much iar with this veteran politician, who one teaching sport at a school and an-
Ghandour had been Sudan’s top younger person, with new ideas, new cuts an imposing figure and stands other as a doorman at a private club
negotiator with Washington during perspectives, so we hope that the re- out in Havana’s corridors of power -- there is plenty more for Diaz-Canel
talks that led to the lifting of the US forms will move much faster.” for wearing jeans. to do.
trade embargo imposed in 1997 for As the historic handover played
Khartoum’s alleged support of Is- out in the National Assembly, resi-
lamist militant groups. dents of the capital Havana and other
US officials have often acknowl- cities were glued to state television,
edged his efforts in helping to nego- watching Diaz-Canel succeed Raul
tiate the removal of sanctions, which Castro and become the first president
over the years saw the country’s al- born after the 1959 revolution.
ready dilapidated economy deterio- To be clear, he is no newcomer: a
rate further. party man through-and-through, he
Sudan has been hit hard by an acute spent the last 24 years climbing the
shortage of foreign currency that has ranks of the Communist Party.
seen the pound plunging against the In the central province of Villa
dollar, forcing the central bank to de- Clara, where the silver-haired Diaz-
value it twice since January. Canel was born and also served as

Page 3 Friday April 20, 2018
“They’re certainly self-aware that the retail world is moving from under their feet” Wall Street Indexes
Amazon era means tough profit road for P&G Dow Jones 24,748.07 - 0.16%
+ 0.19%
S&P 2,693.13 - 0.57%
Procter & Gamble vowed to acceler- ing Merck for its “fast-growing port- P&G said premium beauty prod- International Stock Indexes
ate efforts to compete on price and folio. They’re certainly self-aware ucts like Olay Skin Care had enjoyed Australia 5,861.421 + 0.34%
product innovation Thursday as it re- that the retail world is moving from strong sales growth, while a heavy Frankfurt 12,590.83 + 0.04%
ported another round of lackluster re- under their feet,” said Keith Snyder, cough/cold season boosted sales in Italy 23,759.88 + 0.47%
sults that underscored the challenges analyst at CFRA Research. health care, which includes the Vicks London 7,328.92 + 0.16%
of the Amazon era. “It’s hard to turn a $190 billion line of cough drops. But the company Madrid 9,857.30 + 0.54%
The consumer products giant, company on a dime. It’s going to take reported another drop in grooming Paris 5,380.17 + 0.50%
whose offerings include Crest tooth- a while turn the ship around.” sales and cited tough pricing condi- Tokyo 22,158.20 + 1.42%
paste and Tide detergent, said it Snyder said he was not troubled tions in its baby care business. Toronto 15,529.97 + 1.15%
was keeping a lid on prices of many that the company dropped prices in Chief Financial Officer Jon Latin-American Stock Indexes
products amid increasing competi- all five categories compared with the Moeller described the retail environ- Bogota 1,562.16 + 0.64%
tion from Walmart and other big-box year-ago period, viewing the move as ment as one of “intensifying compe- Buenos Aires 31,531.90 + 0.41%
stores that have cut prices on con- a strategic effort to win market share. tition,” with companies like Walmart Lima 21,415.51 + 0.25%
sumer staples to draw in customers. P&G reported essentially flat prof- and Target selling items at lower Mexico 49,096.27 + 0.33%
At the same time, new niche play- its of $2.5 billion for its fiscal third prices as they battle for market share Panama 467.18 + 0.40%
ers like online store Harry’s have quarter. Revenues rose four percent with Amazon and other online sellers. Santiago 5,690.79 + 1.02%
made inroads into shaving products, to $16.3 billion. Shares of Dow- Big-box stores also are keep- Sao Paulo 85,776.46 + 2.01%
while Amazon itself has unveiled its member P&G tumbled 3.3 percent ing pared-down inventories, prefer- Venezuela 24,109.350 + 6.91%
own brands of diapers and other cat- to $74.95 in afternoon trading. Other ring to spend their cash on new in- Most Active Stocks
egories. consumer products stocks, including vestments to drive growth, Moeller 3M Co
“This is not business-as-usual Clorox, Colgate-Palmolive and Kim- said. P&G executives said there was Alcoa
P&G,” Chief Executive David Tay- berly-Clark also fell sharply. little evidence of direct market share Amex
lor said on a conference call with The company faced blunt ques- loss in diapers to Amazon’s private AT&T
analysts. “We will make additional tions on a conference call after Tay- label, “Mama Bear,” because most B. of America
changes needed to accelerate prog- lor had asserted the company was diaper purchases are made at brick- Boeing
ress.” The company plans to redouble on the right track during a bruising and-mortar stores and not online. Caterpillar
cost-cutting initiatives, while still in- shareholder campaign last year with However, Amazon’s positioning of Chevron
vesting in new products that can at- activist investor Nelson Peltz of Trian the product is “influencing the behav- Cisco Systems
tract a price premium. Fund Management, who joined the ior of other retailers,” Moeller said. Coca Cola
P&G also announced an agree- board in March. Taylor defended P&G’s decision Dupont
ment to acquire the consumer health “The steps we’re taking are show- to unveil low-priced Gillette razors, Exxon Mobil
unit of German pharmaceutical and ing signs but it is taking longer and saying it needed to take action, espe- General Electric
chemicals group Merck for 3.4 bil- that is going to require more change cially given fashion trends that have H.P.
lion euro ($4.2 billion) in cash, hail- and more interventions,” Taylor said. seen more men grow beards. Home Depot
Nestle has been locked in a decade-long battle with US rival Mondelez
Johnson & Johnson
EU gives Nestle a thumbs down in Kit Kat finger row JPMorgan
The European Union’s top court The EU’s intellectual property of- “Nestle did not adduce sufficient Kraft Heinz Co
should cancel Swiss food giant Nes- fice allowed Nestle in 2006 to trade- evidence to show that its trademark McDonalds
tle’s trademark for the shape of the mark what the court calls the “three- had acquired distinctive character,” Merck & Co
Kit Kat chocolate bar, the court’s top dimensional shape of the ‘Kit Kat 4 Wathelet said. Microsoft
adviser said Thursday. fingers’ product”. He said the intellectual property of- Pfizer
Nestle has been locked in a decade- Advocate General Melchior fice should now “re-examine” its deci- Procter & Gamble
long battle with US rival Mondelez, Wathelet said the European Court of sion. The official also said the EU court Travelers Cos
maker of Cadbury chocolate, over the Justice (ECJ) should dismiss an ap- should reject an appeal by Mondelez United Tech.
four-fingered wafer biscuit, which peal by Nestle against a lower court’s against part of the judgement, say- Verizon
was first sold in 1935. 2016 decision to annul the trademark. ing it was “manifestly inadmissible”. Wal-Mart
Walt Disney
“I spent my whole first visit to Jaya Bakti introducing myself, the project, and the underlying science”
First genetic adaptation to diving discovered in ‘Sea Nomads’
Researchers have discovered the first how to be able to spend more time larger than the Saluan. Spleens are of their DNA revealed why. Com-
evidence that people can genetically underwater than other people. important in diving -- and are also en- paring the genomes of the Bajau
adapt to deep diving, as shown by the She spent several months in Jaya larged in some seals -- because they to two different populations, the
unusually large spleens in indigenous Bakti, Indonesia, with the help of a release more oxygen into the blood Saluan and the Han Chinese, sci-
people of Indonesia known as the translator, getting to know the Bajau when the body is under stress, or a entists found 25 sites that differed
“Sea Nomads,” a study said Thurs- and another nearby group that did not person is holding their breath under- significantly.
day. dive, the Saluan. water. Among them was one site on a
The spear-fishing Bajau peo- “I spent my whole first visit to Jaya Spleens were larger in the Balau gene known as PDE10A, which was
ple regularly free-dive to depths of Bakti introducing myself, the project, people whether they were regular determined to be linked to the Bajau’s
up to 230 feet (70 meters), with only and the underlying science,” she told divers or not, and further analysis larger spleen size.
weights and a wooden mask. AFP.
They spend up to 60 percent of “I wanted to be sure that they un-
their work day diving for fish, spear- derstood exactly what I was asking of Foreign Exchange
ing octopus and gathering crustaceans them so they could help to direct the
-- an amount of time rivaled only by project to reflect their interests. They EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
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Broadcom was founded in California, has since returned its headquarters to the United States Investment
Qualcomm says China regulators prompt delay of NXP merger IMF’s Lagarde warns against
US mobile chipmaking giant Qual- billion as Qualcomm moved to fend and microprocessors for connected
comm on Thursday said it extended off a hostile offer from Broadcom, “internet of things” devices to Qual- harming trade
the deadline for its planned merger which was based in Singapore at the comm, which is the dominant maker With US-China frictions hanging
with Dutch rival NXP to work on time. Broadcom abandoned efforts to of chips for smartphones. over its annual meeting, the Interna-
getting clearance from regulators in take over Qualcomm in March, af- Qualcomm has faced antitrust tional Monetary Fund on Thursday
China. ter its bid was blocked by President probes in several countries over its warned governments to avoid harm-
At the request of the Ministry of Donald Trump over national security dominance of the mobile chip mar- ing trade and investment which have
Commerce in China, the companies concerns. ket. According to Qualcomm, the been key drivers of the global eco-
have refiled a notice of acquisition, Broadcom, which was founded acquisition of NXP has received anti- nomic recovery.
Qualcomm said in a news release. in California, has since returned its trust clearance from eight of the nine IMF chief Christine Lagarde said
The refiling came with an agree- headquarters to the United States. required government regulatory bod- escalating trade tensions could rever-
ment between Qualcomm and NXP Qualcomm’s new bid amounted to ies around the world, with the matter berate through the world economy,
to push the end-date of the deal out $127.50 per NXP share and aimed to still pending in China. undermining confidence and chok-
three months to July 25, according to satisfy NXP shareholders who had Based in the Dutch town of Eind- ing off investment, and she urged the
the California-based chipmaker. expressed concern the original offer hoven, NXP is a leading maker of sides to resolve their disputes through
If the merger hasn’t cleared all reg- was too low. chips for the auto industry, as well as dialogue. “Investment and trade are
ulatory hurdles by the deadline, Qual- With NXP debt, the deal’s value is for contactless payment systems. two key engines that are finally pick-
comm is to pay NXP a termination more than $50 billion. A former division of the Dutch ing up. We don’t want to damage
fee. Qualcomm early this year raised Adding NXP would give a broader electronics giant Philips, it became that,” she said at a press briefing to
its bid for NXP to an estimated $43 array of products including sensors independent in 2006. open the spring meetings of the IMF
and World Bank.
“Lauren and I will be using the money made from the book to help heal the community” In its latest World Economic Out-
Florida shooting survivors seal book deal look this week, the IMF listed the
trade tensions as a key downside risk
A brother and sister who survived a The book -- titled “#NeverAgain” refuge in a closet during the shoot- to the otherwise encouraging global
shooting rampage at a Florida high in a reference to their movement -- ing carried out by 19-year-old former recovery and warned they could harm
school in February are writing a book will be released on June 5. classmate Nikolas Cruz. He filmed the poorest the most through rising
about the campaign for stricter gun David, who is 18, and younger interviews with fellow students while prices. The outlook cites growing
control in America sparked by the sister Lauren, along with some of in hiding, which went viral. Hogg has trade volumes and solid investment
massacre, publisher Penguin Random their classmates, launched the #Nev- been attacked and harassed online, as driving the uptick in global growth
House has announced. erAgain movement, which saw hun- and even accused of being a “crisis to 3.9 percent this year and next.
David and Lauren Hogg, who have dreds of thousands of people take to actor” paid to travel to tragedies to US President Donald Trump last
become two of the most outspoken the streets of US cities on March 24 propagate liberal viewpoints. month imposed steep tariffs on steel
and media-friendly survivors of the for the “March for Our Lives.” Fox News host Laura Ingraham and aluminum imports and threat-
Valentine’s Day shooting that left 14 “Lauren and I will be using the was recently forced to apologize to ened to impose more on tens of bil-
students and three staff dead at Mar- money made from the book to help Hogg after her criticisms of him led lions of dollars in Chinese imports,
jory Stoneman Douglas High School heal the community,” David said on her sponsors to withdraw their sup- prompting Beijing to slap duties on
in the city of Parkland. his Twitter feed. David Hogg took port for her program. US goods like pork and sorghum and
to threaten even more sensitive US
The less volatile four-week average rose 1,250 to 231,250 exports like soybeans.
Finance officials from member
US jobless claims hold steady at low level governments this week during the
New claims for US jobless benefits port. Widespread reports of a deep- ally higher than economists had been Washington meetings -- which end
edged downward last week, extend- ening labor shortage in the United expecting but marked the 22nd week Saturday -- will discuss the trade dis-
ing a record stretch of low levels and States have economists predicting a in a row below the level of 250,000. putes that Lagarde said threatened to
pointing to labor markets’ enduring pickup in inflation this year as em- The less volatile four-week aver- cause damage beyond the two coun-
strength, official data showed Thurs- ployers struggle to fill open positions age rose 1,250 to 231,250. Readings tries involved, due to the intercon-
day. and begin to offer higher pay. have been above 230,000 for three nected nature of global supply chains.
The latest figures on unemploy- Analysts say layoffs are at historic weeks but Ian Shepherdson of Pan- While she acknowledged “the ac-
ment insurance suggest April job cre- lows because companies are reluctant theon Macroeconomics described tual impact of growth is not very
ation in the world’s largest economy to dismiss workers they may not eas- this as an anomaly. “Claims have substantial when you measure in
will continue to be strong as the data ily replace. been above the trend in recent weeks, terms of GDP,” she said the dispute
were collected during the survey For the week ending April 14, new likely as a result of seasonal adjust- could erode business confidence very
week for the Labor Department’s claims for jobless benefits fell by 1,000 ment problems caused by Easter,” he quickly because of the uncertainty,
highly anticipated monthly jobs re- to 232,000. The result was margin- said in a client note. which would make businesses “reluc-
tant to invest.” International coopera-
The city’s mayor said Thursday tion “has served us so well and deliv-
ered more progress for more people
New York’s ‘Fearless Girl’ statue is moving to stock exchange than at any time in history,” but is
The popular “Fearless Girl” statue, The “Fearless Girl” statue was sup- statement read. “We eagerly await now being questioned, Lagarde said.
which has been staring down Wall posed to be up for only a week, but the arrival of ‘Fearless Girl’ to her fit- While she welcomed bilateral
Street’s “Charging Bull” since last became a tourist magnet and the tem- ting new home, standing her ground discussions between Washington
year, will soon move to face the New porary permit was extended to one and training her unblinking eyes on and Beijing, she said disagreements
York Stock Exchange, the city’s may- month, and eventually one year. our engine of progress and free enter- should be resolved in a multilateral
or said Thursday. Moving the statue to the pedestri- prise,” said NYSE President Thomas forum and every country should ad-
The bronze statue by artist Kris- an-friendly area outside the NYSE Farley. dress its own trade barriers.
ten Visbal -- seen by many as a defi- “will improve access for visitors and The “Charging Bull” statue, in- Lagarde again urged countries to
ant symbol of women’s rights under ensure that her message and impact stalled in December 1989, symbol- “steer clear of all protectionism,” say-
President Donald Trump’s adminis- continues to be heard,” Mayor Bill de izes “the strength and power of the ing that “unilateral trade restrictions
tration -- appeared on the eve of In- Blasio said in a statement. American people” -- and Italian- have not proven helpful.”
ternational Women’s Day in March The new site “will also alleviate American sculptor Arturo Di Modica Instead, “countries should work to-
2017. safety issues arising from the large said that placing the “Fearless Girl” gether to resolve disagreements with-
The statue was installed by State numbers of pedestrians and visi- there changed the meaning of the art- out using exceptional measures.”
Street Global Advisors asset manag- tors drawn to the statue, which has work. EU Economic Affairs Commis-
ers and marked the start of the firm’s been located on a narrow median De Blasio’s office also said that sioner Pierre Moscovici expressed
campaign to encourage companies it on Broadway,” a statement from the city officials are “looking at a similar optimism that US officials were
invests in to increase the number of mayor’s office read. The move will move” to the area near the NYSE for coming around on resolving the
women on their boards of directors. be complete by the end of 2018, the the “Charging Bull” statue. trade issues.

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“I’m playing so well and when I play my best tennis I’m really hard to beat” Lawyer
Wozniacki aiming for second Grand Slam title, hopes to avoid Serena Lance Armstrong to pay $5m
settlement in US fraud case
Reigning Australian Open champion vation even better,” said Wozniacki, Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay
Caroline Wozniacki says she believes who lost in last year’s French Open $5 million in order to settle the loom-
she can go “all the way” at next quarter-finals to eventual champion ing federal fraud case stemming from
month’s French Open, but is wary of Jelena Ostapenko. his drug-fuelled reign as king of the
a possible early clash with the return- “I definitely think that I’ve im- Tour de France, it was confirmed on
ing Serena Williams. proved (on clay), but over the course Thursday.
The Dane edged out Simona Halep of my career I’ve won a few tourna- The former cycling superstar was
in a thrilling final at Melbourne Park ments on clay before so it’s all about due to face a trial next month over
in January to finally claim her maiden trying to get things to click and get claims he defrauded the US govern-
Grand Slam title, but is confident that that feel back.” ment when he doped while racing
a second isn’t far away. Serena Williams was named on the for his United States Postal Service-
“I’m excited for the challenge and I French Open entry list on Wednesday sponsored team.
definitely believe I can go all the way, as she returns to Grand Slam action The Postal Service and former
it’s not going to be easy, but I believe for the first time since winning last team-mate Floyd Landis had sought
in myself,” Wozniacki told AFP in year’s Australian Open before taking around $100 million in damages from
Monaco. time off to give birth to her first child. Armstrong in the case, which was
“I’m playing so well and when I Her return hasn’t gone to plan so due to get under way on May 7.
play my best tennis I’m really hard far with defeats in Indian Wells and However the prospect of a ruinous
to beat.” Miami to sister Venus and Naomi judgement going against the can-
Wozniacki returned to the top of Osaka respectively. cer survivor was averted after Arm-
the world rankings with victory in But now ranked 445 in the world, strong’s lawyers and the US Justice
Australia, but has since relinquished (FILES) Caroline Wozniacki (Photo AFP) former world number one Serena will Department brokered a settlement.
the number one spot to Halep. your back,” she added at a sponsor’s be the unseeded name in the draw “No one is above the law,” US Jus-
She said that she was glad to no event for tech start-up Lympo. that everyone wants to avoid. tice Department lawyer Chad Readler
longer face questions about having “But I love that I can go into a “She’s definitely a dangerous float- said in a statement announcing the
been number one without winning a French Open without too much pres- er, it’s never fun to play Serena, early deal. “This settlement demonstrates
Grand Slam title. sure on myself.” on especially,” conceded Wozniacki. that those who cheat the government
Despite Halep being ranked the Unlike in the men’s game, where “It’s fun to play her in the last stag- will be held accountable.”
best player in the world, Wozniacki Rafael Nadal has won 10 French es and play the best players, but you Armstrong’s attorney Elliot Peters
feels as though she is now seen as the Open tournaments since 2005, no one just have to hope that she won’t be in said in a statement the settlement
player to beat. “I don’t think it makes female player has dominated on clay, your half of the draw.” “ends all litigation against Armstrong
much of a difference whether I’m one with even Serena Williams finding Wozniacki had an excellent season related to his 2013 admission that
or two, because I won in Australia only three of her 23 Grand Slam titles last year but struggled to win tour- during his career as a professional
and they know I’m the one with the in Paris. “I feel like there are no real naments, losing in six consecutive cyclist he had used performance en-
last Grand Slam under my belt, so clay-court specialists on the tour right finals before winning in September hancing substances.”
you definitely always have a target on now and I think that makes my moti- in Japan. The Washington Post reported
Armstrong will also pay $1.65 mil-
Athletics “I’m scared on the track when I’m with Marquez” lion to cover the legal costs of former
Boston marathon winner Marquez eyes sixth win in Austin MotoGP after Rossi scrap team-mate and whistleblower Landis.
“I am glad to resolve this case and
Kawauchi to quit his day job MotoGP world champion Marc Mar- Perhaps we’ll see each other at the move forward with my life,” Arm-
quez insisted Thursday he harbours
safety commission,” he told report-
strong, 46, said in a statement.
The Japanese high school clerk who no ill-feeling towards Valentino Ros- ers. “I’m looking forward to devoting
sensationally won the Boston Mara- si as the pair prepare to do battle once Marquez said he had since watched myself to the many great things in
thon despite having neither a coach nor again at this weekend’s Grand Prix of again his performance in Argentina my life – my five kids, my wife, my
a sponsor announced Thursday he was the Americas in Texas. and acknowledged he had made mis- podcast, several exciting writing and
packing in his day job and turning pro. Spanish star Marquez will be chas- takes that he promised to learn from. film projects, my work as a cancer
An overnight media star, Yuki ing a sixth straight victory in Austin “I like to analyse everything. It was survivor, and my passion for sports
Kawauchi, 31, told reporters waiting on Sunday as he returns to a track a new situation for me, I did some and competition. There is a lot to look
for him at Narita Airport: “From April that has become his personal fiefdom things well and others badly. At the forward to.”
next year, I am thinking about resign- since it was added to the calendar in end of the day we’re riders and peo- Although Armstrong maintained
ing as a civil servant and turning pro. 2013. ple, we’re riding at the limit and can he believed the US Postal case was
I want to use the (prize) money to do The 25-year-old Repsol Honda make mistakes,” he said. “without merit and unfair” he said he
that.” Kawauchi scooped $150,000 racer arrived in the United States this “It was difficult and complicated, was pleased to have settled.
when he became the first Japanese week in the wake of a tempestuous and many things happened. But I’m a “I have since 2013 tried to take full
man to win the race since 1987, the battle with Rossi at the Argentina rider and a person who wants to learn responsibility for my mistakes, and
year he was born. Grand Prix a fortnight ago, when he from every situation, also from my make amends wherever possible,” he
His victory stunned the marathon was handed a 30-second penalty for mistakes. I think that many can learn said, reflecting with pride on his per-
community at the prestigious race clashing with the Italian during a from that weekend and improve for formances in a US Postal jersey.
in Boston, where runners braved the risky overtaking manoeuvre. the future.” “I rode my heart out for the Postal
coldest start in 30 years in steady rain A shaken Rossi later took aim at Asked about Rossi’s comments cycling team, and was always espe-
and hard wind. By turning profession- Marquez’s conduct, saying he felt about feeling “scared” by his pres- cially proud to wear the red, white
al, he said he wants to compete with “scared” by the Spaniard’s presence ence, Marquez added: “”What Rossi and blue eagle on my chest when
the world’s top talents and beat his on the grid, accusing the world cham- said is also to be respected, but I hon- competing in the Tour de France.
current personal best time of 2hr 8min pion of being a safety risk to other estly have never been scared of any- Those memories are very real and
14sec -- something he has been unable riders. thing when riding. I made a mistake, mean a lot to me.”
to achieve over the past five years. “I’m scared on the track when I’m I was penalised and I went to apolo- Armstrong’s personal fortune had
“Unless I change my environment, I with Marquez,” Rossi said following gise.” been estimated at around $125 mil-
won’t be able to best my personal best. the skirmish at Termas de Rio Hondo. Marquez heads into the race in fifth lion in 2012.
As a Japanese runner, I want to com- “I was scared today when I saw his place in the drivers standings after But since his dramatic fall, he has
pete with top marathon talents from name on the board.” two rounds with 20 points. lost lucrative sponsorship deals and
around the world,” he said. A relaxed-looking Marquez, how- Britain’s Cal Crutchlow leads the in 2015 was ordered to pay back $10
“I saw the Japanese flag flying in ever, said he had no personal animos- championship with 38 points fol- million in bonus payments given to
the Boston sky. There is nothing like ity towards the 39-year-old Italian lowing his win in Argentina, the first him by Dallas-based SCA Promo-
it. I was truly happy. I don’t have icon. “I don’t have a problem with Briton to head the MotoGP standings tions relating to his Tour wins in
words to describe how I felt,” he said. Valentino, I’m ready to talk to him. since Barry Sheene in 1979. 2002, 2003, and 2004.

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12 Registered nurse 7 Spread rumors
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14 Waffle topping (2 wds.) 10 Evergreen tree
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19 Milliliter 13 Big Apple (abbr.)
20 Mrs.'s companion 15 Pop
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21 I see 16 Charleston locale
22 Frequency modulation 17 Tine
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25 Allergy medicine 23 Montana (abbr.)
29 30 31 29 Fisherman's tool 24 United States (abbr.)
30 No.'s opposite 26 Spelling contest
31 Attorney General (abbr.) 27 U.S. Department of Agriculture
32 33 34 32 "To the right!" 28 In the near future
33 Borrow 32 Leave
35 36 35 Oregon (abbr.) 33 Tree sloth
36 Bride-to-be 34 Personal computer (abbr.)
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13 Zilch 8 Doctor (abbr.)
14 Waffle topping (2 wds.) 10 Evergreen tree
18 Terminal abbr. 11 Libel
19 Milliliter 13 Big Apple (abbr.)
20 Mrs.'s companion 15 Pop
21 I see 16 Charleston locale
22 Frequency modulation 17 Tine
24 Card game 22 Adjust
25 Allergy medicine 23 Montana (abbr.)
29 Fisherman's tool 24 United States (abbr.)
30 No.'s opposite 26 Spelling contest
31 Attorney General (abbr.) 27 U.S. Department of Agriculture
32 "To the right!" 28 In the near future
33 Borrow 32 Leave
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