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Important news for important people
www.dedicatedpress.com Volume 3069 Monday January 22, 2018
International Business Sports
Germany cleared a major obstacle on Black comedy crime story “Three Tom Brady threw two touchdown Cabo San Lucas
the road to a new government Sunday Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” passes to Danny Amendola in the Mostly cloudy (day)
after the centre-left Social Democrats could dominate at Sunday’s Screen fourth quarter Sunday and the defend- Sunrise: 7:02 AM
gave a cautious thumbs-up to starting Actors Guild Awards, a bellwether for ing NFL champion New England Pa- Sunset: 6:00 PM
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Jerusalem’s status is perhaps the most sensitive issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Internal conflict
US Christian tourists see deep meaning in Trump’s Jerusalem move Colombia to seek new
ceasefire with ELN group
Near the olive grove where Chris- Some evangelicals believe, based It however allowed presidents to Colombian President Juan Manuel
tians believe Jesus agonised before on interpretations of scripture, that sign a waiver every six months to Santos said Sunday he would seek
his crucifixion, an American visitor firmly establishing Jerusalem as Is- prevent the embassy move for na- a new truce with the ELN group in
spoke of a decision by US President rael’s capital and establishing a new tional security reasons. a bid to salvage peace talks that had
Donald Trump some believe also temple there could help lead to the Trump again signed the waiver been set back after a recent offensive
holds spiritual importance. second coming of Jesus. when declaring Jerusalem Israel’s by the rebel group.
Phillip Dunn, the 37-year-old pas- Dunn and others on the trip said inter- capital last month, but stressed he in- The ELN indicated a willingness to
tor of an evangelical Christian church pretations of Jerusalem’s place in bibli- tended to move the embassy. resume negotiations.
in the US state of South Carolina, said cal prophecy vary too widely to pro- ‘Probably not’ President Juan Manuel Santos
he saw Trump’s declaration of Jeru- vide a simple answer such as that one. David Parsons, vice president of the wrote on Twitter that the govern-
salem as Israel’s capital last month as ‘A lot of mystery’ - International Christian Embassy based ment’s chief negotiator, Gustavo
part of biblical prophecy. Brett Burleson, a pastor at a church in Jerusalem, said he helped draft an Bell, “will travel to Quito to explore
“Certainly this holds a lot of sig- in Alabama, said “there’s a lot of earlier version of the embassy legis- the possibility of a new ceasefire that
nificance for people in that way. We mystery to that, so I don’t claim to lation while working for a pro-Israel will allow peace talks with the ELN
believe Christ is going to return,” know how it’s all going to play out”. lobbying firm in the United States. to continue.”
Dunn, part of a group of around 50 “We do recognise that this is a “We have a large, broad movement The president said his decision
American Southern Baptists visit- place where we believe the Lord Je- worldwide that supports Israel on vari- followed a call from United Nations
ing Jerusalem holy sites over the sus himself will return and bring a ous motivations,” Parsons said of the pri- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres,
weekend, said before climbing back peaceful end to human history,” the marily evangelical Christian embassy. who urged him to renew dialogue
aboard a tour bus. 47-year-old said. “Some are motivated by biblical with the leftist guerrillas. Guterres
Trump’s controversial declaration Jerusalem’s status is perhaps the prophecy, but there’s a broad array of had met with Santos in Bogota ear-
on December 6 will be back in the most sensitive issue in the decades- views on biblical prophecy.” lier this month to discuss the peace
spotlight over the coming days with old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Zalman Shoval, a former Israeli am- process.
Vice President Mike Pence arriving Israel occupied and later annexed bassador to the United States, said Sun- The government suspended talks
Sunday night for talks with Israeli of- its eastern sector in the Six-Day War day that Israel has long reached out to on Wednesday following an offensive
ficials in Jerusalem. of 1967 in a move never recognised US Christian groups for support. by the ELN -- the National Liberation
Dunn and his fellow believers are by the international community. Specifically mentioning evangeli- Army, the last active guerrilla group
key backers of Trump’s move in the It sees the entire city as its capital, cals, Shoval said “we may not agree in Colombia -- that ended a 101-day
United States and part of the Chris- while the Palestinians view east Jerusa- with everything anybody says about ceasefire.
tian evangelical community there lem as the capital of their future state. the future of Israel or the future of the In recent days, the guerrillas have
that has become an important pillar Trump’s declaration deeply an- country.” Some evangelicals believe attacked government forces and tar-
of support for his Republican party. gered the Palestinians, with president Jews would eventually have to con- geted petroleum infrastructure. At
Dunn and others on the Jerusalem Mahmud Abbas cancelling plans to vert to Christianity. least four soldiers have been killed,
tour, planned before Trump’s an- meet Pence during his visit, which “But we must look at the present and some 22 presumed rebels were
nouncement, said they were pleased had been set for late December before situation,” he told journalists. “The captured in a government counterof-
with his declaration because they being postponed. present situation is that there is a very fensive, officials said.
consider it important to support Israel The declaration was partly the re- important body of people in America The ELN has meanwhile released a
and affirm its claim that the entire sult of a long political debate in the who believe -- honestly and genuine- statement expressing a willingness to
city is its capital. United States, with a law passed call- ly believe -- in the future of the Jew- resume the peace talks, which began
But there were also otherworldly ing for the embassy to be moved from ish people and its place in the Jewish in February 2017, and to discuss “all
considerations among the group. Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 1995. country in Israel.” pending issues.”
It said it was prepared “to agree to
“We call on all parties to remain focused on the central goal of defeating” the Islamic State group another ceasefire.”
Santos, who is set to step down in
US calls on Turkey to ‘exercise restraint’ in Syria August, hopes to reach an agreement
The United States called Sunday for “We urge Turkey to exercise restraint But Ankara considers YPG fight- similar to the one signed with the
Turkey to “exercise restraint” and avoid and ensure that its military operations ers to be “terrorists” linked to the much larger FARC guerrilla group in
civilian casualties in its cross-border op- remain limited in scope and duration Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), November 2016. That accord led to
eration targeting Syrian Kurdish forces. and scrupulous to avoid civilian casual- which has been engaged in a separat- the Communist rebels’ disarmament
The call came a day after Turkey ties,” State Department spokeswoman ist struggle against the Turkish state and transformation into a political
launched “Operation Olive Branch,” Heather Nauert said in a statement. since 1984. party.
an offensive by Ankara’s troops and The YPG has been a key US ally in A Britain-based monitoring group Colombia’s long internal conflict
allied Syrian rebels against the Kurd- the war against IS, helping to drive the and a YPG spokesman both said that has had a devastating impact, leaving
ish People’s Protection Units (YPG) jihadist group from swaths of Syrian Turkish air raids killed eight civilians eight million people dead, unaccount-
in the town of Afrin. territory, including its stronghold Raqa. in northern Syria on Sunday. ed-for or displaced.
Page 2 Monday January 22, 2018
If he travels to Denmark A look at what’s next as Europe’s top economy seeks to emerge from months of political paralysis
Spain wants exiled What’s next for Germany after coalition green light?
ex-Catalan leader arrested
Spain wants ex-Catalan leader Carles Germany cleared a major obstacle on promised to give some 440,000 rank
Puigdemont arrested if he travels to the road to a new government Sunday and file members the final say on
Denmark for a university debate from after the centre-left Social Democrats whether to sign on the dotted line.
his Belgian exile, Madrid prosecutors gave a cautious thumbs-up to starting The process of organising the post-
said Sunday. formal coalition talks with Chancel- al ballot and collecting the results is
The prosecution service said it lor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. slated to take around three weeks.
would “immediately” have a supreme The make-or-break vote by some The CSU’s chief Horst Seehofer
court judge issue an arrest warrant 600 SPD delegates -- won by a has said he hopes a new government
for the secessionist leader, sacked by narrow 56-percent majority -- has could be in place “in the first half
Madrid after the Catalan parliament averted the threat of fresh elections of March” or “well before” Easter
declared independence on October 27, for now, but a renewed Merkel-led which this year falls on April 1.
and urge Denmark to hand him over. “grand coalition” is far from guar- Bundestag vote
Puigdemont fled to Belgium in anteed. If all goes well for her, Merkel, af-
late October after Madrid sacked his Here’s a look at what’s next as Eu- ter 12 years in power, will be elected
cabinet over their breakaway attempt, rope’s top economy seeks to emerge for a fourth term by a majority of law-
but is eyeing a return to power after from months of political paralysis. makers in the Bundestag.
pro-independence parties won an ab- Formal talks She would then likely face the
solute majority in regional elections Sunday’s vote saw 362 out of 642 most complicated task -- holding the
in December. SPD delegates give their backing to coalition together for four years de-
At home, however, he risks arrest a coalition blueprint hammered out spite their deep-seated differences.
on charges of rebellion, sedition and with Merkel’s conservative CDU and Some political observers expect a
misuse of public funds. their Bavarian CSU sister party ear- now weakened Merkel to leave early
Several fellow separatist lawmak- lier this month. and allow a successor to settle into
ers are already in custody in Spain The parties could now decide as the chancellorship ahead of 2021
over their role in the regional par- early as Monday to launch in-depth elections.
liament unilaterally declaring inde- negotiations to flesh out the broad Oskar Niedermayer of Berlin’s
pendence on October 27 and Spain’s policy outlines, which should ulti- Free University said that “in the in-
general prosecutor office said Satur- mately lead to formal coalition agree- terest of her party’s electoral strength,
day that “it’s inadmissible that the ment or “contract”. she should not stay in office for the
privilege of parliamentary immunity It is this final document that will Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo AFP) entire legislative term”.
should be interpreted as impunity.” essentially determine Germany’s po- Merkel herself has said she wants Another analyst, Lothar Probst of
A final decision will rest with the litical programme for the next four to have a coalition agreement on the Bremen University, told the Handels-
Spanish judge who will have to act in years. table by mid-February. blatt business daily that the loveless
record time to issue the warrant for In 2013, when Merkel was seeking SPD has final say coalition could break up early in a
examination by Danish authorities. the current coalition with the SPD, Merkel’s fate will then once again fight, which would mean “the deck is
Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llare- the formal coalition talks took three lie in the hands of the SPD because reshuffled and Merkel’s chancellor-
na dropped a European arrest warrant weeks. the party’s leader Martin Schulz has ship could reach an early end”.
for Puigdemont and four of his depu-
ties who fled to Belgium in early De- Accident France has not hosted a world expo since 1900
cember, saying it would complicate
the overall probe into the region’s Prague hotel fire death France drops 2025 World Expo bid over cash worries
leaders -- but warned they would be France has withdrawn its bid for Paris plan, saying it would give France a
arrested if they return, retaining a do- toll rises to four to host the 2025 World Expo citing fi- chance to “contribute to new global
mestic warrant. Two more people have died from nancial risks as the country gears up ambitions”.
Were a magistrate in another EU their injuries sustained in a hotel fire to organise both the Olympics and Three other countries remain in the
state to make a ruling on the seces- in central Prague, a Czech hospital Rugby World Cup. running: Russia, which would host
sionists -- including to drop charges official said Sunday, raising the death The decision was revealed by the the event in the city of Yekaterinburg;
which could bring a maximum 30 toll to four. Journal du Dimanche newspaper on Japan, bidding for the city of Osaka,
years in jail -- Madrid would be “Two women have died at our hos- Sunday after Prime Minister Edouard and Azerbaijan, which would hold it
bound by that decision. pital on Sunday,” Michal Schneider, Philippe announced it in a letter to or- in the capital Baku.
‘Crossroads for democracy’ spokesman for the General Univer- ganisers on Friday. The successful host country will be
Those facing charges say in their de- sity Hospital in Prague, told AFP. Philippe said the French bid for the announced on November 15.
fence that under Belgian law there is no Two people had died during the event, which sees nations from around Paris regional chief Valerie Pecres-
case against them. As long as he does blaze, which broke out at the four-star the world showcase their achieve- se denounced the decision to drop the
not return to Spain, where the warrant Eurostars David hotel in the Czech ments, was being called off due to French bid as “rushed”, complaining
remains in place, Puigdemont and his capital on Saturday evening. “adjustments in public finances” as the the prime minister had “unilater-
fellow lawmakers are therefore free to Czech media said they were a country seeks to slash its deficit. ally decided that the economic model
move around Europe as they please. 21-year-old German man and a France has not hosted a world expo won’t allow it”.
Puigdemont is due to take part in a 20-year-old South Korean woman. since 1900, a year after a similar show Philippe said in his letter that the
debate at the University of Copenhagen Five people, including the two saw Paris unveil its Eiffel Tower. plans did not have adequate contin-
about the secession crisis in the region, women who died Sunday, suffered President Emmanuel Macron had gency plans for what would happen if
according to the university website. very serious injuries, and another previously given his backing to the attendance was lower than expected.
The conference is titled: “Cata- four people were treated by Prague
lonia and Europe at a crossroads for ambulance, its spokeswoman Jana
democracy?” Postova told AFP.
It will be his first public trip since Dutch, Turkish and French tourists
he arrived in Belgium. Having been were among the nine people wounded.
in the country for three months with- Both Schneider and Postova de-
out a residence permit, he would also clined to comment on the identity of
have to leave, albeit briefly, to con- the deceased women.
form with EU residence laws. Martin Kavka, spokesman for the
On Monday, Puigdemont is due to Prague fire brigade, told AFP the
reveal which candidate he is putting blaze was reported after 1700 GMT
forward to lead the region ahead of on Saturday and that firefighters had
a debate culminating in a vote at the brought it under control two hours
end of the month. later.
Page 3 Monday January 22, 2018
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“A generation of children is growing up in suffering and deprivation” Cisco Systems
UN appeals for nearly $3 bn to save millions in Yemen Coca Cola
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Rocket Lab conducted its first launch last May The brand’s owners LVMH said Sunday
Rocket Lab successfully sends rocket into orbit Designer Hedi Slimane is to take over at Celine: LVMH
Aerospace company Rocket Lab their 2nd test,” satellite-powered data Hedi Slimane, the designer who pio- “Hedi will oversee and develop all
said Sunday it had successfully company Spire tweeted. neered the skinny look at Dior and creativity for both women’s and men’s
fired a rocket into orbit for the first Rocket Lab conducted its first Saint Laurent, is to take over at Celine, fashion, but also for leather goods,
time from its New Zealand launch launch last May when the firm put a the brand’s owners LVMH said Sunday. accessories and fragrances,” said Ber-
base. rocket into space, but it did not reach The 49-year-old French-born cre- nard Arnault, the head of the luxury
“Electron is orbital. Successful orbit. ator is one of fashion’s biggest and giant LVMH which owns Celine.
payload deployment,” the company Although New Zealand-founded, most enigmatic names, and his future He said Slimane will use his “glob-
tweeted. Rocket Lab lists itself as an Ameri- has been surrounded by speculation al vision and unique aesthetic vir-
The Electron rocket, named can company with headquarters at a since he walked away from Saint tuosity in further building an iconic
“Still Testing”, took off from Ma- wholly-owned New Zealand subsid- Laurent last year. French fashion house”.
hia, on the east coast of the North iary.
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Backed by investors that include the rapper Eminem and actor Mark Wahlberg Telecommunication
Motor City not just for cars: Detroit boasts world’s 1st sneaker exchange Palestinian firms plan to fi-
Detroit remains synonymous with Manhattan, StockX has a scrolling “You know like Jordans and Nikes
cars, but “Motor City” is also home display that updates prices with each and Adidas all have different smells and nally offer 3G mobile service
to a virtual marketplace for a much new transaction. you just have to know them,” he said. Palestinian mobile firms in the oc-
smaller consumer item: sneakers. On a recent wintry morning in early “Fake shoes smell a little bit different.” cupied West Bank hope to finally be
Located on the 10th floor of an January, an order of the Air Jordan 10 The tell-tale signs of a knockoff able to offer 3G service to customers
ultra-modern building in downtown Retro Drake OvoWhite went for $400. vary by item. beginning Tuesday, years after much
Detroit and backed by investors that Eminem also has conducted busi- “This one has a lot of uneven of the rest of the world began using it.
include the rapper Eminem and ac- ness on the exchange, selling a re-re- stitching double stitching, wrong type Talks on 3G mobile have long dragged
tor Mark Wahlberg, StockX is an ex- lease of the limited-edition Air Jordan of thread,” said Michelle Winkfield, a on, with Israel having previously
change to buy and sell athletic shoes, 4 Encore. The offering was part of a handbag authenticator, examining a blocked Palestinian mobile companies’
including limited-editions or collec- fundraising drive for Detroit commu- Louis Vuitton fake. access to the necessary frequencies.
tor’s items. nities that raised more than $200,000. “The hardware feels really cheap There were still concerns final ar-
As with other trading floors, prices Although most participants are in and the logo stamped on it is incorrect.” rangements would not be completed
on the world’s first sneaker exchange the US, the virtual exchange, which StockX penalizes sellers of fake in time, with officials saying they
fluctuate based on consumer percep- opened two years ago, also has a solid goods, charging them 15 percent of were awaiting a final technical step
tions, and can sell for hundreds or clientele in China. the transaction price, and possibly from Israel.
thousands of dollars. StockX tracks different “sectorals,” banning them from the exchange. But “Everything is ready and we left it
Instead of poring over the utteranc- such as the “Jordan Index,” the “Nike fewer than two percent of the trans- to telecom companies to choose the
es of central bankers, participants on Index” or the “Adidas Index,” which actions have been canceled for this right times, and they said it will be
StockX -- which has expanded into aggregate prices for various items. reason, Luber said. Tuesday morning,” Palestinian deputy
handbags, watches and streetwear Just off the main room, a group of The exchange on trades in new telecommunications minister Sulei-
-- monitor Instagram to see what “analysts,” glued to their screens, col- sneakers, while watches and handbags man Al-Zuheiri told AFP on Sunday.
Hermes bag Kim Kardashian is car- lect and number-crunch the latest trans- must be in “excellent” condition. The service will be available only
rying or what is on Kanye West’s feet. actions and manage the catalogue. The exchange charges a 9.5 per- in the West Bank for now and not the
The market’s main floor has a Recognizing knockoffs cent commission on each sneaker blockaded Gaza Strip.
display of Air Jordans and shoes by Someone who wants to sell a pair transaction, which comprised about Al-Zuheiri said mobile companies
Nike, Adidas and other brands in a of Air Jordans, for example, would three-quarters of revenues last year. It are waiting for Israeli approval to
variety of colors. All have been veri- need to open a StockX account, and charges 11.9 percent for watches and bring equipment into Gaza.
fied by the exchange for authenticity. then “literally all you have to do is 14.5 percent for handbags. The Israeli defence ministry unit
A few feet away, a team of young click one button, ‘sell’ and just accept Started with just a workforce of five that oversees civilian affairs in the
women inspect handbags by Chanel, that highest offer,” said Luber, a for- including the founder, the growing ex- Palestinian territories had not yet re-
Louis Vuitton and Hermes. mer consultant for IBM. change now has 115 employees. sponded to a request for comment.
“StockX is a stock market of Once a bid is accepted, the seller The future may mean expansion Mobile operators Jawwal and
things,” said founder and chief ex- must send the item to the exchange into new items, like Star Wars para- Wataniya, the only two in the Pales-
ecutive Josh Luber. headquarters in Detroit or to the phernalia, musical instruments, rare tinian territories, have provided se-
“We just connect buyers and sellers company’s other authenticators in wine, collectible cars and artwork. lected customers with free internet
but the method by how we connect Phoenix, Arizona, who verify that the There are no immediate plans to access for three days.
buyers and sellers is exactly the same product is not a copy. raise funds from additional inves- Ads on Facebook and local newspa-
way that the world’s stock markets “Every time I get a pair of shoes I tors, beyond the current group that pers were also promising internet access.
connect buyers and sellers.” smell them because that glue is so so includes Quicken Loans founder Dan In 2015, Israel and the Palestinian
Not unlike Nasdaq, the electronic particular,” said sneaker authentica- Gilbert, who also owns the Cleveland Authority signed an agreement on
exchange located at Times Square in tor Aaron Fields. Cavaliers basketball team. 3G, but it has yet to be offered.
“We should not limit our efforts to 2018. We need to be talking about a longer framework for our cooperation”
Saudi Arabia calls for oil producers to extend cooperation
Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia called He said improvement in the oil “It does not necessarily mean “The market got on the way to-
Sunday for extending cooperation market will continue throughout this sticking barrel by barrel” to the same wards balancing and we jointly man-
between OPEC and non-OPEC pro- year and expected that “beyond 2018, agreement. aged to reduce the surplus in stocks
ducers beyond 2018, after a deal to we will continue to cooperate through It would mean “assuring stake- by more than half,” Novak said.
cut output succeeded in shoring up these joint action mechanisms ... to holders, investors, consumers and ‘Consultations’
prices. avoid strong fluctuations that led to the global community that (the agree- But Novak but appeared less com-
The call, the first explicit invitation the oversupply glut”. ment) is here to stay”. mitted to the idea of establishing a
by Riyadh for long-term cooperation Oil producers from inside and out- It would send the message that “we permanent framework.
between oil producers, came with oil side the Organisation of Petroleum are going to work together not only “As for efforts to coordinate joint
prices topping $70 a barrel thanks to Exporting Countries signed a land- with the 24 countries, but inviting actions on the oil market, the last
the deal, after they dove below $30 a mark agreement in November 2016 more and more participants,” he said. year showed that this is a success-
barrel in early 2016. to cut output by 1.8 million barrels Faleh said oil producers had not yet ful experiment,” he told reporters,
“We should not limit our efforts to per day to fight oversupply and lift achieved their target of reducing world according to Russia’s RIA Novosti
2018. We need to be talking about a sagging prices. stocks to normal levels and striking a news agency.
longer framework for our coopera- That deal was initially for six balance between supply and demand. “I think that if necessary it can be
tion,” Saudi Energy Minister Khaled months, but the 14-member cartel “That objective has not been used in the future too.”
al-Faleh told reporters before a meet- and 10 independent producers have achieved. We are not close to achieving But “mutual action between OPEC
ing between ministers of OPEC and since extended it until the end of this it,” said Faleh, adding that a rebalance and non-OPEC countries” could also
non-OPEC countries in the Omani year. is unlikely in the first half of 2018. continue after the end of the agree-
capital Muscat. ‘We must not relax’ Russian Energy Minister Alexan- ment in the form of “consultations”,
At the end of the meeting, attended Amid talk of exiting the deal at the der Novak said oil producers should Novak added.
by several OPEC and non-OPEC end of the year, the Saudi minister not ease off on their efforts despite Omani Oil Minister Mohamed al-
countries including the world’s top said the agreement should be extend- the rebound. Rumhi said different arrangements
producer Russia, Faleh said confor- ed for an unspecified duration. “Despite the fact that progress is ob- could be discussed.
mity levels were excellent. “I am talking about extending the vious, we must not relax. We are deter- “By the end of this year, the stock
He said that compliance level was framework that we started –- which mined to carry through the rebalancing,” level will be very small and it will
129 percent in December and was is the declaration of cooperation... be- Novak, whose country is the world’s be time to discuss different arrange-
107 percent for the whole of 2017. yond 2018,” Faleh told reporters. top crude producer, told reporters. ments or agreements,” he said.
The production cuts deal has removed Faleh however said the new frame- Novak held separate talks with Faleh Gulf states as well as many oil-
two-thirds of the 330 million barrels work for cooperation might differ on the sidelines of the Muscat meeting. producing nations have posted huge
of extra stocks that were on the mar- from the current agreement and its The Russian minister praised the budget shortfalls since oil prices
ket before the agreement, Faleh said. production quotas. outcome of the cuts deal. plummeted in mid-2014.
Page 5 Monday January 22, 2018
New England advanced to the February 4 championship spectacle at Minneapolis, Minnesota Ice Hockey
NFL: Patriots beat Jaguars 24-20, advance to Super Bowl US men’s Olympic team ar-
chitect Johannson dead at 53
Tom Brady threw two touchdown Jim Johannson, who assembled this
passes to Danny Amendola in the year’s US Olympic men’s ice hockey
fourth quarter Sunday and the de- team without NHL talent, died in his
fending NFL champion New England sleep Sunday morning at his Colo-
Patriots rallied to beat Jacksonville rado home. He was 53.
24-20 and advance to Super Bowl 52. The USA Hockey executive’s
New England advanced to the Feb- passing comes 19 days before the
ruary 4 championship spectacle at opening ceremony at next month’s
Minneapolis, Minnesota, against the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and
winner of a later game between the the American team’s bid for its first
Philadelphia Eagles and the Minne- gold medal since the 1980 Lake
sota Vikings. Placid “Miracle on Ice” squad al-
Five-time Super Bowl champion most certainly will be dedicated to
Brady, who needed stitches for a Johannson.
right hand injury suffered in practice “We are beyond shocked and
this past week, lost his favorite target, profoundly saddened,” said USA
tight end Rob Gronkowski, to a con- Hockey executive director Pat Kelle-
cussion late in the first half. her. “He was the absolute best, most
But the 40-year-old quarterback humble, kind and caring person you
showed why he has become an NFL could ever hope to meet. His impact
legend, chasing down the upstart Jag- on our sport and more importantly the
uars in the final minutes. Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown with Danny Amendola (Photo AFP) people and players in our sport have
“We said whatever it takes,” Brady that enabled the Patriots to run out the quarter, a 1-yard scoring run by James been immeasurable.”
said. “That was a great second half. clock. White capping the trek as the Patriots Serving as USA Hockey’s assistant
Just so proud of our team. Amazing.” Early in the third quarter, Jaguars pulled within 14-10 at half-time. executive director, Johannson joined
Down 20-17 late in the fourth quarterback Blake Bortles completed The Jaguars handed New England the governing body in 2000 to man-
quarter, New England surged when 12 passes in a row to match a career 47 of their 85 yards with penalties, age US Olympic activities, was pro-
Amendola returned a punt 20 yards high, but Trey Flowers batted down among them the helmet-to-helmet moted to hockey operations director
to the Jaguars’ 30-yard line with 4:58 a third-down toss to end the run and collision that sent Gronkowski out in 2003 and took his latest post in
remaining. force Jacksonville to settle for a 54- of the game, but still became the 2007 to guide all US international
Brady zipped a pass to a diving yard field goal by Josh Lambo, boost- first road team since 2009 to lead the teams.
Amendola that had fans chanting ing the visitors’ lead to 17-10. American Conference final. During his tenure, US teams cap-
“Bra-dy, Bra-dy” and then ran up the Lambo added another from 43 Stephen Gostkowski’s 31-yard tured 64 medals in major global
middle for a first down at the Jack- yards eight seconds into the fourth field goal gave the Patriots a 3-0 edge events, 34 of them gold.
sonville 5-yard line. quarter to give the Jaguars a 10-point after 9:21 of the opening quarter. “In building the teams that
Two plays later, Brady connected edge. But the Jaguars seized the lead achieved so much success for USA
at the back of the end zone with a But Brady guided New England on only 45 seconds into the second quar- Hockey, Jim Johannson had a sharp
high-leaping Amendola, whose acro- an 85-yard drive when he got the ball ter when Bortles faked a handoff and eye for talent, a strong sense of
batic tiptoe landing while falling en- back and threw a 9-yard touchdown flipped a 4-yard touchdown pass to chemistry and a relentless pursuit
sured a 4-yard touchdown reception pass to Amendola with 8:44 remain- Marcedes Lewis on the right side. of excellence,” NHL commissioner
and a 24-20 Patriots lead with 2:48 ing, the Patriots pulling within 20-17 Just 7:09 later, Jacksonville jumped Gary Bettman said. “The NHL fam-
to play. as the tension built. ahead 14-3 when Leonard Fournette ily’s respect for Jim’s contributions
New England’s Stephon Gilmore Jaguars grabbed early lead ran four yards up the middle for an- to hockey, at all levels, is exceeded
batted down a fourth-down pass to Brady also masterminded an 85- other touchdown, capping a 77-yard only by our shock and sorrow over
halt a late Jaguars’ drive and Dion yard touchdown drive in six plays drive that was one yard longer than his sudden passing.”
Lewis ran for a clinching first down over only 67 seconds late in the second their first scoring march. Johannson, who played for the
Americans in the 1988 and 1992
As the 14-time major champion continues his latest injury comeback Olympics, won a US college crown
at Wisconsin, but was best known for
Golf: Woods will be joined by Rahm, Rose, Matsuyama at Torrey Pines assembling talented teams for nearly
Tiger Woods will tee it up against Woods finished an encouraging Golf Channel reported that Woods two decades.
four of the world’s top seven golf- ninth in an 18-man field at the un- teed it up with Obama at The Florid- “Jim’s positive influence was enor-
ers as the 14-time major champion official Hero World Challenge in the ian in Palm City. mous and will be felt for generations
continues his latest injury comeback Bahamas in December, where he After Torrey, Woods is slated to to come,” said US Hockey president
when the Farmers Insurance Open said he was finally playing without play the Genesis Open at Riviera Jim Smith. “Today we are a medal
begins on Thursday. pain. Country Club in Los Angeles as he contender every time we put a team
Spain’s Jon Rahm, ranked third in His eight wins at Torrey Pines builds toward a Masters campaign in on the ice and he played a major role
the world and the defending champi- include seven US PGA Tour vic- April. in helping us get to that point. It’s a
on at Torrey Pines, and Japan’s world tories and the 2008 US Open title, sad day for all of us.”
number five Hideki Matsuyama are which he won despite battling leg His crowning glory might have
the top-ranked players in a field that injuries. come on January 1 with the naming
also includes sixth-ranked Justin That was Woods’ most recent ma- of the US squad for Pyeongchang,
Rose of England and number seven jor triumph, with his pursuit of Jack having been forced to assemble
Rickie Fowler. Nicklaus’s record of 18 derailed since players from Europe, minor leagues
Former world number one Jason then by a succession of injuries. and college ranks after NHL own-
Day of Australia and five-time major- When he teed it up at Torrey last ers decided not to shut down for this
winner Phil Mickelson are also en- January, he hoped he was on the way Olympics and let players compete
tered in a tournament due to feature back after missing the entire 2015-16 for their homelands as they had since
19 of the world’s top 50. season with back trouble. 1998.
It has been a while since Woods He missed the cut, and his come- “I’ve had a lot of fun at USA
featured that high in the rankings, back bid ground to a halt last Febru- Hockey but one of the most fun days
but the former world number one is ary. I’ve had was calling fifteen or sixteen
sure to be the focus of attention in his Woods reportedly warmed up for guys early one morning from my
first official US PGA Tour event since Torrey Pines by playing a round with house to tell them they were on the
back surgery last April that sidelined former US President Barack Obama 2018 Olympic team,” Johannson said
him nearly 10 months. in Florida last week. (ARCHIVOS) Tiger Woods (Foto AFP) earlier this month.
Page 6 Monday January 22, 2018
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-
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4 9 8 2 8 5 6
5 6 4 9 8 6 1 4
1 8 5 9 4 6 5 2
6 8 3 4 7 9 3 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 2 7 8 1 9
7 8 5 12 7 13 2
15 16 17
9 5 1 7 8 4 9 7 6 3
18 19 20
9 7 4 5 3 1 2 21 22 23 24 3
25 26 27
3 5 9 6 4 4 8 6
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5 Suit 2 Quack medicine
10 Entrance 3 Pull
12 13 14
11 Outlaw 4 Asian country
12 Gulp 6 Elicit
15 16 17 15 Salt Lake City locale 7 Not as many
16 California's disasters 8 Neuter pronoun
18 19 20 18 Puerto Rico (abbr.) 9 Toward
19 Fire starter 13 Capital of Zambia
21 22 23 24 21 Chocolate topped treat 14 Of late
24 Not down 15 Highs
25 Humbly 17 Sniff
25 26 27
27 Military post (abbr.) 20 Choose
28 Final game 22 Asian nation
28 29 30 Siamese 23 Cafes
32 Depend 26 Past times
30 31 32 33 34 Light weight wood 29 Not many
35 Vessel 30 Tuberculosis
34 35 31 Laughter sound
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15 Salt Lake City locale 7 Not as many
16 California's disasters 8 Neuter pronoun
18 Puerto Rico (abbr.) 9 Toward
19 Fire starter 13 Capital of Zambia
21 Chocolate topped treat 14 Of late
24 Not down 15 Highs
25 Humbly 17 Sniff
27 Military post (abbr.) 20 Choose
28 Final game 22 Asian nation
30 Siamese 23 Cafes
32 Depend 26 Past times
34 Light weight wood 29 Not many
35 Vessel 30 Tuberculosis
31 Laughter sound
33 Twelve months