January 15 , 2019
Tue Jan 15 Wen Jan 16 Thur Jan 17 Fri Jan 18 Sat Jan 19
AM Clouds/PM Sun Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy AM Clouds/PM Sun Sunny
78ºHigh 81ºHigh 79ºHigh 81ºHigh 81ºHigh
58°Low 58°Low 56°Low1 57°Low 57°Low
Humidity: Humidity: Humidity: Humidity: Humidity:
70% 61% 55% 47% 49%
THE SPA LIFESTYLE OF HACIENDA Open Daily 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
A visit to the Spa at Hacienda Beach Club and
Residences is a journey into a world of sensation, Hacienda New Year’s Signature Treatment
beauty and balance. The Spa’s serene desert
garden environment creates an atmosphere of Pamper yourself and begin this year with a full body exfoliation,
luxury with a sense of place and invites guests to detoxifying and purifying your
relax while restoring a connection with the natural body, mind and soul. Release
rhythms of life. Poised amid the historic the tensions by a deep and
architecture and traditional decor of Hacienda, lymphatic massage with this
and the vibrant colors and textures of Cabo San
Lucas, the Spa offers a peaceful haven for physical, special treatment created to
mental, and emotional renewal. start this 2019 reloaded of
Fitness Class Schedule
Fitness Center 6 am – 9 pm daily
Each of our cardio stations is equipped with a television. 90min. - $ 210 USD + TAX
We supply headphones, towels and bottled water for
your visit. Maintain your fitness regimen or start a new
one with guidance from our personal trainers!
Monday, January 14 January Tisane Special
Spa Cafe Dragon Fruit Blend
Barre: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
*Enjoy Cold, Hot or as Frappe
Tuesday, January 15
Also know as pitaya, the dragon fruit is rich
Yoga: 8:00 am – 9:00 am in vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3, and mineral
Kickboxing circuit 9:30 am – 10:30 am such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus and
is definitely one of the best “super fruits”
Wednesday, January 16
out there. This special blend gives you a
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am boost of energy and detoxifies the liver.
Step/Hi-Low: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Perfect beverage to kick start your day!
Thursday, January 17 Ingredients:
Functional Training: 9:00am – 10:00am Apple, dragon fruit, sea buckthorn, aronia berries, goji berry, crystallized
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am kiwi, pineapple, papaya and blue berries.
Friday, January 18 Daily from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
TRX: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mat Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Saturday, January 19
Spinning: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Hacienda Spa
Yoga: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday, January 20
Core Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Luxurious beach clothing ,
Body Sculpt: 9:30 am –10:30 am sunglasses, jewelry, hats and
bags, sunscreen, sundries,
Private classes aromatherapy products and gifts are available at our exclusive boutique.
Hacienda Spa offers personal training
classes upon request.
SPA RESERVATIONS EXTENSION 5600 Rejuvenate your Body
Replenish your Soul
Important news for important people
www.dedicatedpress.com Volume 3427 Tuesday January 15, 2019
International Business Sports
Venezuelan President Nicolas Madu- A persistent question shadowed all of Two-sport star Kyler Murray said
ro accused his opponents Monday of the shiny new vehicles and highly- Monday he has submitted his name
staging the arrest of parliament presi- produced, glitzy debuts at the Detroit for this year’s NFL Draft but a Major Sunrise:
dent Juan Guaido by intelligence ser- auto show this week: Where are the League Baseball career still remains Sunset:
vice agents. Guaido... P.2 sedans? Volkswagen was... P.3 an option for the 21-year... P.5 Humidity: % - F
Scientists warned Monday Drug lord’s
Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979: study El Chapo Guzman wanted
to direct film of life story
Global warming is melting ice in Ant- Researchers discovered that from Until now, most research has For years, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guz-
arctica faster than ever before -- about 1979 to 1990, Antarctica shed an av- shown that the majority of melting is man worked on plans for a book
six times more per year now than 40 erage of 40 billion tons of ice mass happening in the West. and film about his life story that he
years ago -- leading to increasingly annually. A landmark study published in Na- wanted to direct himself, the Mexi-
high sea levels worldwide, scientists By the years 2009 to 2017, the ice ture in June last year found that Ant- can drug lord’s ex-right hand man
warned Monday. loss had increased more than sixfold, arctic ice melt had tripled since 1992, testified Monday
Already, Antarctic melting has to 252 billion tons per year. but did not show significant melting Alex Cifuentes, who lived and
raised global sea levels more than Even more worrying, research- in the east. worked with Guzman in Mexico’s
half an inch (1.4 centimeters) be- ers found that areas that were once However, a subsequent study pub- Sinaloa mountains between 2007 and
tween 1979 and 2017, said the report considered “stable and immune to lished in Nature in September 2018 2009, said the idea for a movie came
in the Proceedings of the National change” in East Antarctica, are shed- analyzed layers of sediment from the from his first wife Angie.
Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a ding quite a lot of ice, too, said the ocean floor deposited the last time the El Chapo “loved the idea,” buying
peer-reviewed US journal. study. Wilkes Subglacial Basin, part of the into the argument that if he made the
And the pace of melting is ex- “The Wilkes Land sector of East Eastern Antarctic due south of Aus- movie himself he could pocket all the
pected to lead to disastrous sea level Antarctica has, overall, always been tralia, melted around 125,000 years money from its box office success,
rise in the years to come, according an important participant in the mass ago. said Cifuentes.
to lead author Eric Rignot, chair of loss, even as far back as the 1980s, as That study found the massive ba- He recounted Guzman’s Holly-
Earth system science at the Univer- our research has shown,” Rignot said. sin would start melting again, with a wood dreams in testimony during the
sity of California, Irvine. “This region is probably more sen- sustained temperature rise of just two former Sinaloa cartel chief’s trial on
“As the Antarctic ice sheet contin- sitive to climate than has traditionally degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit), the US drug trafficking charges. Guzman
ues to melt away, we expect multi- been assumed, and that’s important to cap called for in the landmark Paris faces a possible life sentence if con-
meter sea level rise from Antarctica know, because it holds even more ice climate deal to avert runaway global victed.
in the coming centuries,” Rignot said. than West Antarctica and the Antarc- warming. Guzman was still working on the
A rise of 1.8 meters (six feet) by tic Peninsula together.” The latest research shows that East movie project when Cifuentes was
2100, as some scientists forecast in The total amount of ice in the Antarctic melting deserves “closer arrested in 2013, the former lieuten-
worst-case scenarios, would flood Antarctic, if it all melted, would be attention,” according to the PNAS ant said.
many coastal cities that are home to enough to raise sea level 187 feet (57 report. He said Guzman hired a Colom-
millions of people around the world, meters). Warming ocean water will only bian producer named Javier Rey to
previous research has shown. By far, the most ice in Antarctica is speed up ice loss in the future, and help him with the script, and he and
For the current study, researchers concentrated in the east, where there experts say sea levels will continue his relatives provided Rey with infor-
embarked on the longest-ever assess- is enough sea ice to drove 170 feet of to mount for centuries, no matter mation about his life.
ment of ice mass in the Antarctic, sea level rise, compared to about 17 what human do now to rein in climate A draft screenplay was delivered to
across 18 geographic regions. feet in the entire West Antarctic ice change. a nephew of the kingpin, and another
Data came from high-resolution sheet. Recent research has shown that draft was sent “to Joaquin’s lawyers,”
aerial photographs taken by NASA The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is the oceans are heating up faster than the witness said.
planes, along with satellite radar from world’s largest, containing roughly previously thought, setting new heat Guzman was arrested in Sinaloa on
multiple space agencies. half of Earth’s freshwater. records in the last few years. January 8, 2016, shortly after a secret
meeting with Mexican-American ac-
“We ought to support and strengthen our allies, not turn them into foes” tress Kate del Castillo and American
actor Sean Penn. Penn interviewed
US Democrats demand answers on EU mission downgrade him for Rolling Stone magazine.
Democratic lawmakers on Monday “Both the substance of this deci- United States,” the letter said sarcas- Six months earlier, he had made a
demanded that the Trump adminis- sion and the undiplomatic way in tically, noting that the United States spectacular escape from a Mexican
tration explain a downgrade in sta- which it was carried out needlessly was asking the 28-member bloc at prison and was one of the world’s
tus to the European Union mission denigrate transatlantic relations,” the same time to take actions ranging most wanted fugitive when he met
in Washington, calling the quietly said a letter by the lawmakers led by from offering trade concessions to in- del Castillo and Penn.
implemented decision insulting and Representative Eliot Engel, the new creasing pressure on Iran and China. Guzman wanted del Castillo to
counterproductive. chairman of the House Foreign Af- German broadcaster Deutsche advise him on his film and to act in
Twenty-seven members of the new fairs Committee. Welle, which first reported the down- it, according to the Mexican govern-
Democratic majority in the House “We ought to support and strength- grade, said the mission only found ment’s investigation.
of Representatives asked Secretary en our allies, not turn them into foes,” out about the decision when the EU Upon learning that his communica-
of State Mike Pompeo to provide they wrote. ambassador in Washington did not tions chief, Colombian Christian Ro-
answers by January 30, saying they “Insulting them for no apparent receive an invitation in December driguez, was collaborating with the
were “deeply troubled” by the move reason does not typically encourage to the funeral of former president FBI, he asked Alex Cifuentes to find
and that Congress was not consulted. them to take a warmer view of the George H.W. Bush. him and kill him
Page 2 Tuesday January 15, 2019
Charity event “So, I will act against any official that betrays the public oath”
Polish mayor dies of stab Maduro accuses opposition of staging arrest of parliament president
wounds after attack
The centrist mayor of the Polish port Venezuelan President Nicolas Madu- after winning controversial elections
city of Gdansk died on Monday, a day ro accused his opponents Monday of in May that were boycotted by the
after a man stabbed him in the heart staging the arrest of parliament presi- opposition and branded a fraud by
in front of hundreds of people at a dent Juan Guaido by intelligence ser- the United States, European Union
charity event. vice agents. and Organization of American States.
“Despite all our efforts, we failed Guaido was detained for around an On Friday, the 35-year-old Guaido
to save him,” Doctor Tomasz Stefa- hour after SEBIN agents stopped his had said that the Venezuelan consti-
niak, director of Gdansk University car on a highway outside the capital tution gave him the authority to as-
hospital, told Polish media. Caracas, picking him up as he trav- sume power as part of a transitionial
Anti-violence rallies are being eled to a political rally in a nearby government after branding Maduro a
planned nationwide after Sunday’s town. “usurper.”
attack on Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, “Ah, what a coincidence! A cam- He also urged Venezuelans to take
known for his liberal views and op- era perfectly placed... professional, to the streets in protest against Madu-
position to Poland’s governing right- which caught the moment the depu- ro on January 23, a significant date as
wing Law and Justice (PiS) party. ty... was detained in a strange event,” it was then in 1958 that the military
European Council President Don- said Maduro, speaking to the Con- dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez
ald Tusk, tweeted that Adamowicz, stituent Assembly of loyalists he cre- fell.
“a man of Solidarity and freedom, a ated last year to replace the National But the parliament he heads has
European, my good friend, has been Assembly he lost control of in 2016. been left impotent since the Supreme
murdered. May he rest in peace.” Maduro said the arrest took place Court, made up of Maduro allies,
Tusk, a fellow Pole born in Gdansk, with “the corrupt and treacherous co- stripped it of all its powers in 2017.
was the late mayor’s political ally. operation of” the SEBIN agents. Nicolas Maduro (Photo AFP) It’s not the first time Maduro has
“Goodbye Pawel, we’ll remember “So, I will act against any offi- “So Maduro no longer controls the accused the opposition of staging
you,” Lech Walesa, Poland’s legend- cial that betrays the public oath,” he armed forces because the chain of events to make the government look
ary anti-communist leader and anoth- added. command was broken,” said Guaido bad.
er native of Gdansk, said on Twitter. “An iron fist to corruption! I won’t once he reached his meeting in the A power cut at the University Hos-
And Mayor of London Sadiq Khan tremble before anyone... From every town of Caraballeda, 40 kilometers pital in Caracas on Saturday left two
also offered his condolences via Twit- show we’ll emerge stronger.” (25 miles) from the capital. people dead, while 100 others had to
ter. It was a “devastating loss” for all Following news of the arrest on “Who is commanding the regime be evacuated, according to the health
“who value public service, progres- Sunday, Maduro’s government de- now? If they’re already admitting that union. Maduro blamed the incident
sive policy and open, accessible to all nied any knowledge of the incident they don’t control the state’s security on opposition activists he accused of
democracy”, he wrote. and branded it a “media circus.” agencies, there’s a serious problem having damaged electricity supply
The 53-year-old Adamowicz had It said the SEBIN officers were at Miraflores,” he added, referring to equipment.
been in a critical condition with a se- “being dismissed and subjected to a the presidential palace. “It was a terrorist attack planned
rious wound to the heart and cuts to stricter disciplinary procedure.” The incident came two days after as a show by terrorists who are today
his diaphragm and abdominal organs, Guaido responded by mocking the Guaido spoke out against Maduro’s commanded by the Venezuelan oppo-
said the surgeons who operated on president. assumption of a second six-year term sition,” he said.
him for five hours.
Video footage showed the attacker, The leader said The speaker of the lower House of Commons
who police said was wearing a press
badge, bursting on to the stage and Gabon president leaves British MP delays giving birth for Brexit vote
launching himself at Adamowicz, as A lawmaker has postponed giving it had offered to “pair” Siddiq, mean-
the mayor stood with others waving Morocco to fly home birth in order to vote on Britain’s di- ing a rival MP agreed not to vote to
sparklers towards the end of Sunday Gabon’s ailing President Ali Bongo vorce deal with the EU on Tuesday. ensure her absence did not affect the
evening’s fundraiser. left Morocco on Monday to fly home Tulip Siddiq, 36, was due to have a outcome.
After knifing the mayor several days after security forces there foiled Caesarian section on the big day, but But Siddiq said she did not trust
times, the man turned to the crowd an attempted coup, a source close to medics have agreed to delay the op- this informal system after the Conser-
with his arms raised triumphantly the leader said. eration until Thursday so that she can vatives broke a pair for a new mother
before being tackled to the ground by “Doctors have judged that the jour- vote on the withdrawal agreement MP last year.
security guards and arrested. ney does not present any danger for struck between London and Brussels. Labour colleagues asked John Ber-
Paramedics resuscitated Adamow- his health,” the source said, after the The opposition Labour MP plans to cow, the speaker of the lower House
icz at the scene before rushing him to president’s stay in Morocco to recov- be pushed through the voting lobby in of Commons, if Siddiq could have a
the hospital in Gdansk. er from a stroke in October during a parliament in a wheelchair. proxy vote, but he said this was not in
Gdansk residents had flooded visit to Saudi Arabia. “If my son enters the world even his power as such a voting system has
blood donation centres earlier on The president’s departure was con- one day later than the doctors ad- not been implemented.
Monday following news that Adamo- firmed by Gabon’s embassy in the vised, but it’s a world with a better Bercow said he would like the pro-
wicz had received 15 litres (32 pints) Moroccan capital Rabat, where Bon- chance of a strong relationship be- cedure known as “nodding through”
of blood and required more of the rare go had been staying at a private resi- tween Britain and Europe, then that’s -- where an MP who is on the par-
O Rh- type. dence following a period in a military worth fighting for,” she told the Lon- liamentary estate but physically un-
“There is an atmosphere of aggres- hospital. don Evening Standard newspaper. able to cast their ballot has their vote
sion in Poland,” a blood donor who Bongo is due to arrive in the Gabo- A source in Prime Minister The- counted -- extended to Siddiq’s hos-
identified himself only as Zygmunt nese capital Libreville on Tuesday, resa May’s Conservative party said pital bed in north London.
told AFP, reflecting on the broader in time to preside over the swearing
context of the attack. in ceremony of the new government
Prosecutors said they would be which was announced in his absence.
pressing murder charges against the The president suffered a stroke on
detained 27-year-old male suspect. October 24 in Saudi Arabia and was
But he would undergo a psychologi- hospitalised for a month in the capital
cal assessment due to “doubts about Riyadh, before being transferred to
his sanity”, they added. In a video re- Morocco.
cording of the attack posted on You- Initial silence by officials over the
Tube, the suspect was seen seizing president’s health led to speculation
the microphone and claiming he had in Gabon over his well-being, with
been wrongly jailed by the previous Bongo addressing his compatriots for
centrist government of the Civic Plat- the first time since his stroke with a
form (PO) party and tortured. New Year’s video message.
Page 3 Tuesday January 15, 2019
Volkswagen was among the few to trumpet a new sedan Wall Street Indexes
US car buyers swerve away from compact cars, sedans Dow Jones 23909.84 - 0.36%
S&P 2582.61 - 0.53%
A persistent question shadowed all of ers -- Ford, General Motors and Fiat cent of the North American vehicle Australia International Stock Indexes - 0.02%
the shiny new vehicles and highly- Chrysler -- have gradually abandoned market by 2025, according to LMC Frankfurt 10855.91 - 0.29%
produced, glitzy debuts at the Detroit production of sedans for lack of prof- Automotive. Italy 19171.48 - 0.61%
auto show this week: Where are the itability and lack of interest from con- Meanwhile, once popular sedans London 6855.02 - 0.91%
sedans? sumers. such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Ac- Madrid 8818.6 - 0.66%
Volkswagen was among the few Sales of traditional cars are ex- cord, Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima Paris 4762.75 - 0.39%
to trumpet a new sedan -- those com- pected to plummet to 21.5 percent saw their sales dip in 2018 by double Tokyo 20359.7 + 0.97%
pact and mid-sized cars that shuttled of the US auto market by 2025, digits. And analysts predict the worst Toronto 14975.53 + 0.24%
generations of American children according to LMC Automotive. is yet to come. Latin-American Stock Indexes
to school in the morning and soccer Last year, sedans and small cars To reduce overcapacity in the pro- Bogota 1393.2 + 0.35%
practice in the afternoon. accounted for 31.2 percent of new- duction of small cars and sedans, Buenos Aires 33771.24 - 0.33%
But despite its ubiquity in the sub- vehicle sales -- down from half only America’s Big Three automakers Lima 19668.77 + 0.26%
urban driveways and garages of the six years ago. downsized. Mexico 43397.98 - 0.36%
past, the vehicle segment’s future is The abrupt tumble coincided with Fiat Chrysler’s late CEO Sergio Panama 441.98 - 0.09%
anything but certain. the revival of the US auto industry, Marchionne in 2016 was the first to Santiago 5357.15 + 0.08%
The middle-class sedan -- as op- a drop in gas prices and a decade give up on the vehicle segment -- Sao Paulo 94474.13 + 0.87%
posed to luxury brands and high-per- of economic recovery in the United ending production of the Dodge Dart Venezuela 6023.09 + 37.36%
formance sports cars -- is hard to find States. and Chrysler 200 to focus on Jeeps Most Active Stocks
this week on the Detroit auto show’s Consumers flocked to larger SUVs and RAM pickups. The company’s 3D Systems Corp 11.01 - 1.43%
floor, eclipsed by row upon row of gi- and trucks, which became more and stock price more than doubled in 3M Co 192.17 - 0.02%
ant trucks and SUVs. more luxurious and comfortable three years. Alcoa 28.79 + 0.84%
“Car companies are acknowledg- and increasingly gas efficient. SUV GM in November said it would Amex 98.44 - 0.11%
ing that the crossover, sport util- sales rose 87 percent since 2013. The end production of six models: the Ca- AT&T 30.62 - 0.81%
ity vehicle boom is continuing,” said “sports” utility vehicle -- now more dillac CT6 and XTS, as well as the B. of America 26.37 + 1.31%
analyst Michelle Krebs of Auto- likely to be used as the family car -- is Chevrolet Impala, Cruze, Volt, and Boeing 350.36 - 0.72%
Trader. Detroit’s Big Three automak- expected to account for about 40 per- the Buick LaCrosse. Caterpillar 131.8 - 0.23%
Chevron 111.72 - 0.73%
“This combination will create the world’s leading gold business with the best assets” Cisco Systems 43.21 - 0.64%
Newmont buys Goldcorp to create world’s top gold company Coca Cola 47.15 - 0.4%
US gold miner Newmont Mining encouraging companies to come to- ers and will have its North America General Electric 8.9 - 0.45%
Corporation said in a statement Mon- gether in mergers and alliances. regional office in Vancouver, and H.P. 20.79 - 1.79%
day it was buying Canadian rival The merged company, to be named expects to oversee more than three Home Depot 178.81 - 0.33%
Goldcorp Inc for $10 billion, creat- Newmont Goldcorp, will produce million ounces of the combined com- IBM 120.39 - 0.88%
ing the world’s largest gold mining some 7.9 million ounces of gold a pany’s total annual gold production,” Intel 48.35 - 1.19%
company. year. he said. Goldberg, Newmont’s chief Johnson & Johnson 128.28 - 1.13%
Colorado-based Newmont said “This combination will create the executive since 2013, will stay on as JPMorgan 100.94 + 1.03%
it would buy all of Goldcorp’s out- world’s leading gold business with CEO until the merger is complete, Kraft Heinz Co 46.25 + 1.4%
standing common shares in a stock- the best assets, people, prospects and likely in the last quarter of 2019. McDonalds 181.22 - 0.63%
for-stock transaction, acquiring each value-creation opportunities,” said Then he will retire, and Chief Oper- Merck & Co 73.37 - 2.04%
share for 0.3280 of a Newmont share, Newmont Chief Executive Officer ating Officer Tom Palmer will take Microsoft 102.05 - 0.73%
“which represents a 17 percent pre- Gary Goldberg. over, the company said. Pfizer 42.37 - 1.19%
mium based on the companies’ 20- The merger “creates the world’s Newmont Goldcorp also plans to Procter & Gamble 91.15 - 0.68%
day volume weighted average share premier gold company,” added Gold- sell up to $1.5 billion in assets over Travelers Cos 120.58 + 0.09%
prices,” a company statement read. corp President and Chief Executive the next two years “to optimize gold United Tech. 110.85 + 0.82%
The industry has been consolidat- Officer David Garofalo. production at a sustainable, steady- Verizon 58.03 + 0.02%
ing as gold mines around the world “Newmont Goldcorp will be one state level of six to seven million Wal-Mart 94.95 + 0.12%
get depleted, driving up costs and of Canada’s largest gold produc- ounces annually,” the statement read. Walt Disney 112.42 - 0.2%
“The pound has moved up... and is now not far from the $1.29 handle”
Pound hits seven-week high on eve of vital Brexit vote
The British pound on Monday hit a pected to lose the House of Com- benchmark FTSE 100 stocks index takers also moved in following a
seven-week high against the dollar mons vote by a considerable mar- sank 1.0 percent in afternoon deals, six-day rally. “Disappointing trade
as UK Prime Minister Theresa May gin, said failure to deliver Brexit while the Frankfurt and Paris markets data from China overnight served to
delivered an upbeat speech on the eve would be “catastrophic” for British shed 0.6 percent and 0.7 percent re- reignite fears of a global economic
of a key Brexit vote which she is ex- democracy. spectively. slowdown,” said AxiTrader analyst
pected to lose, dealers said. “The pound has moved up... and is Wall Street’s main indices all James Hughes. Data Monday showed
Sterling bounced as high as now not far from the $1.29 handle,” opened lower, with the Dow slid- China’s imports and exports fell last
$1.2879, a level last seen in late No- said XTB analyst David Cheetham. ing 0.6 percent in the first minute of month, signalling that US tariffs are
vember, after May issued a last-ditch “However, the markets remain trading. In Asia, Hong Kong stocks beginning to bite in the world’s num-
plea for lawmakers to back her Euro- highly sceptical as to whether May spearheaded a sell-off as profit- ber two economy.
pean Union divorce deal on Tuesday. can get the required support in the
The European single currency Commons tomorrow evening and
dropped to 88.96 pence, the lowest a heavy defeat would likely see her Foreign Exchange
level since early December. deal dead in the water.”
World stock markets meanwhile “Recent developments have seen EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
buckled as investors seized on poor the consensus make a marked shift EURO - 1.15 1.52 .89 1.59 1.12 9.00 125.00
Chinese economic data which stoked away from the probability of a no- USA .87 - 1.32 .78 1.39 .98 7.81 108.70
renewed fears of a global slowdown. deal but there remains a nagging CAN .66 .76 - .59 1.05 .75 5.90 82.00
“We all have a duty to implement doubt that this is being dismissed out UK 1.12 1.29 1.69 - 1.79 1.27 10.10 140.00
the result of the referendum,” May of hand all too readily. AUS .63 .72 .95 .56 - .70 5.60 78.00
said in an address to factory work- “If traders start to fear that it could SWISS .89 1.02 1.33 .79 1.43 - 8.00 111.00
ers in Stoke, a Brexit-backing city realistically happen once more then H.KONG .11 .13 .17 .10 .18 .12 - 13.80
in central England. The embattled the pound is vulnerable to a swift JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
British leader, who is widely ex- swoon lower.” Meanwhile, London’s
Page 4 Tuesday January 15, 2019
Few tweets The louder the volume of complaints from Washington 30,000 school teachers
Stephen King steps in to save US pressures Germany over Russian gas pipeline Massive US teachers’ strike
German Foreign Minister Heiko
Maine paper’s book reviews A transatlantic tiff over Europe’s Maas also weighed in on the trans- affects half million pupils
natural gas supply came to the boil
When Stephen King’s local news- Sunday, as Donald Trump’s ambas- atlantic row last week, saying “Euro- More than 30,000 public school
paper, under financial pressure, an- sador to Germany threatened firms pean energy policy should be decided teachers in Los Angeles walked off
nounced it would cut regional book involved in a pipeline from Russia in Europe, not in the United States.” the job on Monday to press their de-
reviews, the horror author swooped with sanctions. The confrontation echoes Euro- mands for better pay, smaller class
in -- and managed to save the section At stake is a mixture of econom- pean leaders’ sticking to a 2015 deal sizes and more educators.
with just a few tweets. ic and security interests for Mos- with Iran to limit that country’s nu- The strike -- the first in 30 years
The story began on Friday, when cow, Washington, Berlin and Paris clear programme. -- is affecting some 500,000 students
King shared that The Portland Press -- with equally direct consequences Trump has renounced the pact and in the nation’s second largest school
Herald, a prominent newspaper in his for Ukraine and other eastern Euro- threatened sanctions against EU firms district, with intense negotiations in
home state of Maine, would no lon- pean nations. A letter envoy Richard doing business with Tehran. past weeks failing to lead to a break-
ger publish locally-written reviews Grenell sent to several businesses In an angry reaction from Rus- through.
of books set in the northeasternmost “reminds that any company operating sia Sunday, senator Alexei Pushkov The action is being watched closely
US state. “Tell the paper DON’T DO in the Russian energy export pipeline tweeted that Trump was using “di- by teaching unions across the country
THIS,” tweeted the 71-year-old au- sector is in danger... of US sanctions,” rect threats” to sell “more expensive that are engaged in labor negotiations
thor, a master of horror and fantasy an embassy spokesman told AFP. American gas to Europe.” and also considering strikes.
known for such novels as “Carrie” The letter by Grenell, a close ally The US embassy spokesman said “Here we are on a rainy day in the
and “The Shining.” of President Donald Trump, “is not that “the only thing that could be richest country in the world, in the
“Many of (the writers) depend meant to be a threat, but a clear mes- considered blackmail in this situation richest state in the country, in a state
on those reviews to buy bread and sage of US policy,” the spokesman would be the Kremlin having lever- that’s blue (Democrat) as it can be --
milk,” he added. More than 8,000 said. age over future gas supplies.” and in a city rife with millionaires --
fans retweeted the message. Pressure has been mounting on American officials argue that rout- where teachers have to go on strike to
In response, the paper challenged Berlin for months to turn away from ing more gas through the Baltic and get the basics for our students,” Alex
King to help raise the funds needed the under-construction pipeline, the planned TurkStream pipeline Caputo-Pearl, the head of the United
to pay for the reviews -- which cost which is set to double the capacity under the Black Sea will deprive Teachers Los Angeles union, told a
“thousands” of “freelance dollars,” of an existing connection beneath the Ukraine of vital transit income and news conference.
according to executive editor Cliff Baltic Sea. Trump accused Germany isolate it from its allies. “Here we are in a fight for the soul
Schechtman. “If you can get 100 of last year of being “totally dependent” That could be bad news for Kiev, of public education,” Caputo-Pearl
your followers to buy digital sub- on and a “captive” of Moscow be- which saw the Crimean peninsula an- added.
scriptions to the @PressHerald, we cause of the natural gas supply. nexed by Russia in 2014 and is bat- “The question is: do we starve our
will reinstate the local book reviews But the louder the volume of com- tling Moscow-backed separatists in a public neighborhood schools so that
immediately,” tweeted the newspa- plaints from Washington, the more conflict that has so far claimed over they (become) privatized, or do we
per, which employs some 70 jour- Berlin has dug in its heels. 10,000 lives. re-invest in our public neighborhood
nalists but has fewer than 10,000 Chancellor Angela Merkel, backed “Firms supporting the construc- schools for our students and for a
subscribers. By Monday, that goal by France and Austria, has in the tion of the two pipelines are actively thriving city?”
had been met: Schechtman told AFP past insisted the pipeline is a “purely undermining the security of Ukraine Although the teachers’ union and
almost 250 people had signed up, economic project” that will ensure and Europe,” ambassador Grenell the Los Angeles Unified School
paying $15 for 12 weeks. cheaper, more reliable gas supplies. wrote. District (LAUSD) agree that class
sizes -- some at more than 40 -- must
“We believe that the future is increasingly looking less positive for the industry” shrink, teacher salaries must improve
and more support staff are needed,
SUVs, trucks and sports cars take center stage at Detroit auto show they differ on funding.
SUVs, trucks and sports cars took a sports car levitating down from the “We believe that the future is in- School district officials insist they
center stage on Monday as a subdued ceiling, Ford revealed a high-pow- creasingly looking less positive for have taken great pains to avert a
Detroit auto show kicked off with ered version of the Mustang called the industry,” said Jonathan Smoke, strike and negotiate with the union
fewer carmakers and more uncer- the Shelby GT500 -- boasting of more chief analyst for Cox Automotive, and say the district simply doesn’t
tainty. than 700 horsepower. A practically whose firm has forecast 16.9 million have enough money to meet all of the
Automakers have all but aban- jubilant Akio Toyoda introduced a re- new car sales in 2019, down from demands.
doned compact cars and sedans, an fresh of his beloved sports car Supra, 17.3 million in 2018. A revised offer submitted on Fri-
ever-shrinking portion of the North which Toyota stopped producing 17 “The market itself is adjusting to day and calling for roughly $24 mil-
American market, as evidenced by years ago. Toyoda trotted out Span- a slightly smaller volume but they lion more in funding and 1,200 more
what models were on display. ish racecar driver Fernando Alonso to happen to be more expensive, higher teachers for the upcoming school
Trucks, SUVs and high-perfor- attest to the car’s racing authenticity quality vehicles,” he said. year was rejected.
mance vehicles dominated the new with an everyman appeal. The Detroit show was also clouded LAUSD superintendent Austin
debuts at the auto show, long the larg- “It’s like a race car you can drive by uncertainty in US trade policy. Beutner on Monday said his office
est and most important in the United quite comfortably every day,” Alonso Beijing and Washington remained had reached out to the governor’s of-
States. Volkswagen was among the said during a scripted presentation. locked in a trade war that could esca- fice and the mayor’s office to see if
few exceptions with a new Passat Aside from VW, German carmak- late as soon as next month, when the they could help broker a deal.
sedan. “Frankly, it’s about useable ers abandoned the Detroit show this Commerce Department is expected to He said the teachers’ demands
space,” Bill Ford, chairman of the year, amid competition from events deliver a report on possible new auto would cost about $3 billion and push
eponymous car company, told report- in New York, Miami and Las Vegas tariffs. Analysts predict rapid con- district into insolvency.
ers. “It’s very clear that our custom- where increasingly tech-centered car traction in the auto industry should “We remain committed to resolve
ers are saying to us: we want more announcements were presented. more tariffs take effect. the contract negotiations as soon as
usable space.” Hoping to revitalize the show, or- “Tariffs would be devastating to possible,” Beutner told reporters.
Ford for the first time publicly dis- ganizers were holding the event for the entire industry,” said Robert Cart- “We urge (the union) to resume bar-
played a redesigned Explorer SUV, the last time in January and will move er, chief of Toyota’s North Ameri- gaining with us anytime, anywhere,
including a hybrid version, which to June next year to allow for outdoor can sales, adding that vehicle prices 24-7. We’d like to resolve this.”
first debuted in Detroit on Friday. activities such as test drives. would increase and suppress sales. Despite the walkout, the 1,240
Fiat Chrysler unveiled redesigns For the industry at large, the hope “Not only would it affect the Toy- schools in the sprawling district re-
of larger models of its popular Ram was that bigger and more profitable ota brand, it’s going to affect every main open, he said, with classes
truck. For those looking for an al- SUVs and trucks would help weather brand in the industry, every car in the taught by administrators and substi-
ternative, carmakers were emphasiz- economic storms -- whether from tar- industry,” he said. tute teachers. Last spring, a strike by
ing sporty cars and nostalgic pasts iffs or fewer consumers buying cars The president of Chinese automak- teachers in the state of West Virginia
-- largely eschewing the traditional due to rising prices, higher interest er GAC, Yu Jun, said the ongoing over low wages and rising health care
sedan in favor of flashier options. rates or a lagging world economy. trade war had delayed the company’s costs set off a wave of similar action
With a flair of showmanship that Analysts predicted slowing sales in entry into the US market from 2019 in several other states and garnered
included virtual-reality goggles and 2019, following a decade of growth. to the first half of 2020. strong public support.
Page 5 Tuesday January 15, 2019
Murray was signed to a minor-league baseball contract by Oakland last year Tennis
Murray opts into NFL Draft but baseball remains an option Murray to make career decision
‘in next week’ after Open exit
Two-sport star Kyler Murray said Andy Murray said he would make a
Monday he has submitted his name decision on further surgery that could
for this year’s NFL Draft but a Major end his career “within a week” after
League Baseball career still remains battling to a gutsy, epic five-set defeat
an option for the 21-year-old Texan. in the Australian Open on Monday.
Murray won the Heisman Trophy The Scot fought to the very end be-
as American football’s top college fore losing his Melbourne first-round
player this past season as quarterback match 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (4/7),
for Oklahoma University after hav- 6-2 to Roberto Bautista Agut.
ing been selected ninth overall by Murray, who has said he will re-
the Oakland Athletics in last year’s tire this season because of chronic
Major League Baseball Draft for his hip pain, seemed finished at two sets
skills as an outfielder. and a break down to the 22nd seeded
Murray announced on Twitter he Spaniard in the first round but some-
has filed paperwork before a mid- how battled back to force a fifth set.
night deadline to be eligible for this “Amazing. That was incredible,
year’s NFL Draft, ending his colle- thank you so, so much to everyone
giate eligibility, but that only delays that came out tonight,” the three-time
the choice he must make. Grand Slam champion said after be-
The Athletics open pre-season ing swept along on a wave of vocifer-
training camp on February 15 while ous support.
the NFL Scouting Combine to ana- (FILES) Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners (Photo AFP) “Honestly I’ve loved playing here
lyze prime draft prospects is Febru- college quarterback and the nephew Murray was signed to a minor- over the years. If this was my last
ary 26 and Murray will likely require of a former Major League Baseball league baseball contract by Oakland match, an amazing way to end. I gave
time for workouts to produce peak player. last year, a $4.66 million bonus deal everything I had and it wasn’t enough
efforts at whichever sport he selects. At 5-foot-10 (1.78m), Murray that allowed him to play last year at tonight.”
Keeping his NFL options open would be the shortest NFL quarter- Oklahoma. Murray announced at an emotional
would buy time for Murray to explore back since Doug Flutie in 2005. But Murray’s representatives have press conference on Friday that he
his value for NFL clubs to better de- Murray comes off a season where he indicated no plans to attempt a two- would retire at Wimbledon this year,
cide whether he would prefer years threw for 4,361 yards and 42 touch- career NFL-MLB double, a feat most but conceded Monday’s clash could
with a 162-game baseball campaign downs while rushing for 1,001 yards notably done by Bo Jackson from well be his last match as he will soon
or a more punishing but potentially and 12 touchdowns. 1987-1990 with the NFL Los Ange- need a further major operation on his
more lucrative 16-game NFL season. For Oklahoma’s baseball squad, les Raiders and MLB Kansas City damaged right hip.
It’s all in the family for Murray, Murray batted .296 with 10 home Royals until a hip injury suffered in “I have basically like two options,”
whose maternal grandmother is from runs and 47 runs batted in with 13 an NFL playoff game ended his grid- he told reporters. “One is to take the
South Korea. He’s the son of a former doubles and 28 walks. iron days. next four-and-a-half months off, then
build up, you know, play Wimbledon.
NBA “That would be my immediate goal” “I mean, I’m really struggling. I
NBA finds no rule violation Serena kickstarts quest for record 24th Slam can’t walk properly at all just now.
I could play another match, but ... I
by Cavs in McCaw moves Serena Williams kickstarts her bid to Australia came against Frenchman want to improve my quality of life,
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2008 and he
match Margaret Court’s record of 24
because even if I take four months, I
The Cleveland Cavaliers were within Grand Slam titles on Tuesday in her has won the title five more times still can’t walk.
NBA rules when they signed and then first return to Melbourne Park since since, most recently against Andy “But having an operation like that,
waived former Golden State guard winning in 2017 while eight weeks Murray in 2016. Last year’s beaten there’s absolutely no guarantees I’d
Patrick McCaw, the NBA said Mon- pregnant. finalist and women’s world number be able to play again. I’m fully aware
day following a league investigation. The American giant, now 37, has one Simona Halep plays Kaia Kanepi of that. It’s a really big operation.
McCaw signed a free agent offer kept a low profile in the lead-up to on Margaret Court Arena as she con- “I’ll probably decide in the next
sheet with Cleveland 16 days ago, the opening Grand Slam of the year, tinues her return from injury, while week or so.”
reportedly a two-year deal worth $6 avoiding any pre-tournament press Australian hero Nick Kyrgios has his Murray had entered a raucous Mel-
million, only to be waived a week conferences to focus on her game. work cut out against Canadian 16th bourne Arena to a huge ovation as
later on January 6 after three appear- Seeded 16, she opens against Ger- seed Milos Raonic. Japan’s Osaka, Scottish Saltires and British Union
ances for the Cavaliers. many’s Tatjana Maria in the heat of seeded four, also gets her tournament flags were flown while one banner
After being waived, McCaw the day on Rod Laver Arena, with few under way, following Djokovic on proclaimed: “There will only ever be
signed last Thursday with Toronto, prepared to bet against her winning court in a night match against Po- one Andy Murray”.
which owns the NBA’s best record an eighth Melbourne Park crown. land’s Magda Linette. The rollicking support lifted him
at 33-12. McCaw, 23, played the past But Court suggested nerves could Seen as a new standard bearer for and despite frequently grimacing
two seasons for the NBA champion undermine Williams’ quest to match tennis in her homeland, Asia and with pain he moved relatively freely
Golden State Warriors. her 24 Slams singles crowns and sug- the next generation of women, the as the Spaniard took the opening set
At issue was whether or not the gested there could be a surprise winner. 21-year-old said she would not be in 50 minutes.
Cavs’ move was made simply to “I think it’s a pretty open tourna- getting ahead of herself. “I feel like, The in-form Bautista Agut had
deprive Golden State, who beat the ment and I think an outsider can win of course, I have to take it one step beaten world number one Novak
Cavaliers in three of the past four it,” the Australian great said at the at a time. No one wants to lose in the Djokovic on his way to winning the
NBA Finals, of a potential player weekend. first round of a Slam,” she said. Qatar Open at the start of the month
who might be needed later in McCaw. Williams played at the mixed “That would be my immediate and quickly took the second. Bautista
Keeping McCaw would have been teams Hopman Cup in Perth this goal. From there, I’ve been in the Agut broke for 2-1 in the third and
a costly move for the Warriors, al- month, but her appearance on Tues- third round 100 million times al- just as the end looked like it would
ready over the NBA salary cap and day will be first outing on tour since ready. That would be my next goal. come quickly, Murray had the crowd,
paying a luxury tax for their payroll her meltdown in losing the US Open Hopefully semis after that. Then I can including mum Judy and brother Ja-
with a 29-14 start to stand second in final to Naomi Osaka in September. think about, like, the finals and win- mie, back on their feet after a winner
the Western Conference. The Cavs, World number one Novak Djokov- ning.” Another young gun, Alexander down the line to break back. “Right,
who own the NBA’s worst record at ic is also gunning for a piece of histo- Zverev, opens against Alijaz Bedene let’s go,” Murray shouted and held
9-35 after the departure of LeBron ry as he looks to win a record seventh as he looks to win his maiden Slam to love with an searing ace to nudge
James last July for the Los Angeles Australian Open title, starting off title and establish himself a serious ahead 3-2 before forcing a tiebreak
Lakers, waived McCaw a day before against American Mitchell Krueger. threat to Djokovic, Roger Federer which he took 7-5 with a scream of
his salary was guaranteed. The Serb’s maiden breakthrough in and Rafael Nadal. “come on” and a huge fist pump.
Page 6 Tuesday January 15, 2019
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.
7 4 9 8 5 4 9 7 8
3 2 7 4 9 2 1 4 7 3
5 1 2 4 3 5
9 4 6 3 1 4 9
8 1 9
1 2 3 4 5
6 4 1 8 9 9 3 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13
9 3 5 2 14 1 15 2 16
17 18 19
8 6 1 7 5 5 20 4 3 21 22 23 1 24 2
25 26 27 28
3 5 8 9 4 6 29 30 5 31 9 4
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 1 Corporate rule 1 Type of cheese
4 Please respond 2 By
6 Walked 3 Legal instrument
8 9 10 11 12 13
8 East southeast 4 Road (abbr.)
11 Des Monies locale 5 Fill-in
14 15 16 12 Hoopla 7 Island
14 Not regular 9 Cozily
17 Manipulate 10 Aurora
17 18 19
18 Awake 12 Commercial
19 Big Apple 13 Make a contribution
20 21 22 23 24 20 Large (abbr.) 15 Cincinnati baseball team
21 British princess 16 Organization of Petroleum Exporting
25 26 27 28 23 Government agency Countries
25 Bounciness 20 No Nonsense competitor
29 Workout place 22 Annoying, like a bug bite
29 30 31 30 Milliliter 24 Hole
31 British drink 26 Americium (abbr.)
32 33 32 Salon 27 Computer picture button
34 Cut open 28 Sweet potatoes
35 Voids 32 Road (abbr.)
Fold www.CrosswordWeaver.com Fold
DEDICATED PRESS sales
S L I T
N U L L S
ACROSS 3 5 7 1 6 9 8 2 4 DOWN 1 9 3 4 7 5 M S H O P G (52)8183105037
G Y M
T E A
DEDICATED PRESS editorial
E L A S T I C I T Y
1 Corporate rule 6 4 2 9 7 5 3 8 1 1 Type of cheese 7 E P A D I L G [email protected]
U S E
4 Please respond 8 1 3 6 2 4 7 5 9 2 By 4 3 6 5 8 1 2 U N O R T H O D O X Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Printed and distributed locally in each hotel.
All rights reserved.
6 Walked 1 6 9 5 4 7 2 3 8 3 3 Legal instrument R A D O I A T R O D E S E L Reproduction in whole or in part by any printed
or electronic without permission of the publisher.
8 East southeast 5 2 8 3 9 6 1 4 7 4 Road (abbr.) 3 4 R S V P B Y L A W
11 Des Monies locale 5 Fill-in Solution:
12 Hoopla 7 Island
14 Not regular 9 Cozily
17 Manipulate 10 Aurora
18 Awake 12 Commercial
19 Big Apple 13 Make a contribution
20 Large (abbr.) 15 Cincinnati baseball team
21 British princess 16 Organization of Petroleum Exporting
23 Government agency Countries
25 Bounciness 20 No Nonsense competitor
29 Workout place 22 Annoying, like a bug bite
30 Milliliter 24 Hole
31 British drink 26 Americium (abbr.)
32 Salon 27 Computer picture button
34 Cut open 28 Sweet potatoes
35 Voids 32 Road (abbr.)
QUESTRO HOTELS RATES
November 1st, 2018 – May 15th, 2019.
Cabo Real Club Campestre Puerto Los Cabos
Green Fee San José
Public Public Public
-18 Holes $245.00 $200.00 $190.00 $150.00 $285.00 $230.00
-Early Twilight 12:00p $200.00 $160.00 $160.00 $130.00 $230.00 $185.00
-Twilight 1:30p $175.00 $140.00 $135.00 $110.00 $205.00 $165.00
Includes Food & Beverages
FORE FOR 4 PROMO
(After 11:00 am) $660.00 $500.00 $760.00
Rates per foursome Includes Food & Beverages
2 ROUND PASS 3 ROUND PASS 5 ROUND PASS
$370.00 USD $510.00 USD $800.00 USD
*Rounds may be played at any of our three courses.
*Each pass used at Puerto Los Cabos will incur a $20 USD surcharge due to all-
inclusive food and beverage palapas.
*Golf pass is personal, non-transferable.
Golf Pass is valid for 14 days, once initial round is played.
All rates and promos are valid up to 12 golfers. Group service fee will apply to all groups larger than 12.
QUESTRO GOLF POLICIES
• Cancelation Policy: Our cancellation policy is 24 hours in advance. If you need to
change or reduce the number of players in your group, please do so at least 24
hours prior to your tee time. Failure to do so will result in a full charge.
• Green Fee includes: 18 holes, one shared golf cart per round, use of driving range
prior to round and bottled water.
• Our Pace of Play is 4 hours, 30 minutes. By booking this reservation you are in
agreement and acknowledgement of our pace of play requirements.
• Dress Code (Golfers and Riders): Appropriate golf attire is required. Collared golf
shirts and Bermuda / golf style shorts are allowed. Please note that denim,
swimwear, cut-offs, t-shirts, halter tops, tank tops, and flip flops are not
• Outside food and beverage is not permitted
• Riders are permitted based on availability of golf carts and cannot be guaranteed
in advance. Please contact the golf course the same day of play, to confirm
availability. Rider fees are $45 USD at Puerto Los Cabos and $35 USD at Cabo Real
& Club Campestre San José.
Available for $55.00 USD
Prices subject to change