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Septiembre 16

Hacienda Digest

September 16th, 2018

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Important news for important people Volume 3306 Sunday September 16, 2018
International Business Sports
Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashed In the Brazilian state of Para, every Male tennis players are almost three Cabo San Lucas
through the Philippines on Saturday, week, authorities receive alerts show- times more likely to be fined for los- Thunderstorms
as the biggest storm to hit the region ing them which parts of the Amazon ing their temper and smashing rac- Sunrise: 7:06 AM
this year claimed the lives of its first forest have been chopped down, with quets than their female counterparts, Sunset: 7:23 PM
victims and forced tens... P.2 photos to back it up... P.3 The New York Times... P.5 Humidity: 80% 80-84 F

“Don’t go back until this storm passes and you get the official all clear” The Cape Cod area
Killer storm Florence dumping ‘epic amounts of rainfall’ on Carolinas US swimmer dies from
suspected shark attack
Authorities on Saturday warned resi- The White House said President A swimmer in the northeastern Unit-
dents displaced by a killer hurricane Donald Trump would visit hurricane- ed States died from an apparent shark
against returning home, as storm hit areas next week “once it is deter- bite on Saturday, a police report on
Florence dumped “epic amounts of mined his travel will not disrupt any the rare incident said.
rainfall” across the eastern United rescue or recovery efforts.” The victim, in his mid-20s, “was
States, resulting in life-threatening “Great job FEMA, First Respond- bitten by what is believed to be a
flooding. ers and Law Enforcement - not easy, shark” while he swam at Newcomb
North Carolina Governor Roy very dangerous, tremendous talent. Hollow Beach in the Cape Cod area
Cooper told reporters that five deaths America is proud of you,” Trump of Massachusetts, Wellfleet Police
have been officially confirmed in his tweeted on Friday, referring to the said in a statement.
state, with several more under inves- Federal Emergency Management He was pulled from the water and
tigation. Agency, which responds to disasters taken to hospital by firefighters but
The figure included a woman and in the United States. succumbed to his injuries, the police
her baby killed when a tree fell on As of 11:00 am (1500 GMT), said. They did not release the victim’s
their house. maximum sustained winds had name.
Florence made landfall Friday as weakened to near 45 miles (75 ki- Several years ago a man was con-
a Category 1 hurricane but has since lometers) per hour, but the NHC firmed to have been bitten by a great
been downgraded to a tropical storm, warned residents of dangerous storm white shark in the ocean near the
even as it continued to wreak havoc surges and “catastrophic flash flood- shoreline of Truro in Cape Cod.
along the East Coast, downing trees ing.” But the chances of being attacked
and power lines and forcing 20,000 The military announced Saturday by a shark are nearly one in four mil-
people to flee to shelters. Members of Onslow County emergency (AFP) it was deploying nearly 200 soldiers lion, according to the International
Cooper had a stark warning to any “Right now we’ve rescued over to assist in storm-related response Wildlife Museum in Tucson, Arizona.
residents considering returning to 400 people. We still have about 100 and recovery efforts, along with 100
their flooded home towns. that want to be rescued and we have trucks and equipment. Hurricane
“Don’t go back until this storm about 1,200 in the shelters,” Mayor Besides federal and state emergen-
passes and you get the official all Dana Outlaw told CNN. cy crews, rescuers were being helped Coast Guard reassigned
clear,” he said. “We have 4,200 damaged homes,” by volunteers from the “Cajun Navy”
“Second, know that water is rising he added, urging residents to not - civiliand equipped with light boats, over ‘white power’ gesture
fast everywhere, even in places that wade out into the streets because of canoes and air mattresses - who also A US Coast Guard member assigned
don’t typically flood. This system is the dangers posed by downed power turned up in Houston during Hurri- to hurricane duty has been removed
unloading epic amounts of rainfall: lines. cane Harvey to carry out water res- after being caught on television mak-
in some places, measured in feet, not The mother and her baby were cues. ing a gesture which some viewers al-
inches.” killed in New Hanover County when Tornado warnings leged was a white power symbol.
He said residents should “expect a tree fell on their house, North Caro- Hurricane Florence made landfall “We are aware of the offensive video
flooding and potential landslides to- lina Governor Roy Cooper told me- Friday in Wrightsville Beach, North on Twitter -- the Coast Guard has iden-
night and into Monday,” and warned dia late Friday. Carolina, after stalking the coastline tified the member and removed him
against driving in the water “no mat- Firefighters said the area had not for days. from the response,” the US Coast Guard
ter how confident you feel or how been in the zone under evacuation Tornadoes remain a threat, with the said on its official Twitter account.
much you want to get out of the orders. NHC saying that “a few tornadoes are “His actions do not reflect those of
house.” Local authorities reported a death possible in southeastern North Caro- the United States Coast Guard,” one
In a separate briefing, Steve Gold- in Pender County when downed trees lina and northeastern South Caro- of the federal agencies responding to
stein of the National Oceanic & At- prevented emergency units from lina.” Hurricane Florence which has since
mospheric Administration (NOAA) reaching a woman with a medical In Wilmington, near where the eye weakened to a tropical storm and
said some areas have already re- condition. Local media said she suf- of the storm touched down, trees and killed at least six people in the south-
ceived two feet of rain and could fered a heart attack. power lines were felled and many eastern United States.
expect up to 20 inches more as the US media later said a man in windows broken. The streets were The incident occurred during an
system moved “slowly, nearly sta- Lenoir County died after heavy mostly deserted, some blocked by interview on MSNBC with a Coast
tionary” over eastern North Carolina. winds knocked him down as he tried fallen trees. Guard member discussing Florence.
In New Bern, a riverfront city near to check on his dogs. About 1.7 million people in North In the background sat another mem-
the North Carolina coast that saw Cajun Navy Carolina, South Carolina and Vir- ber, with short hair, who turned toward
storm surges up to 10 feet (3 meters), More than 800,000 customers in ginia are under voluntary or manda- the camera and moved his right hand
authorities were rescuing stranded North Carolina were without power tory evacuation orders, and millions alongside his head. His thumb and
residents and taking stock of dam- and 21,000 people were being housed of others live in areas likely to be af- index finger approached each other
ages. in 157 shelters across the state. fected by the storm. while the other fingers were upright.

Page 2 Sunday September 16, 2018
“This is a violent typhoon. It has the strongest sustained wind (among the typhoons of this year)”
Super Typhoon Mangkhut claims first victims in the Philippines

Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashed The country’s deadliest storm on
through the Philippines on Saturday, record is Super Typhoon Haiyan,
as the biggest storm to hit the region which left more than 7,350 people
this year claimed the lives of its first dead or missing across the central
victims and forced tens of thousands Philippines in November 2013.
to flee their homes. As the storm is on pace to hit Chi-
Roughly four million people -- a na’s southern coast on Sunday, Ca-
quarter of whom live on a few dollars thay Pacific warned travellers that it
a day -- were in the path of destruc- expected more than 400 flight cancel-
tion that the storm slashed through lations over the next three days.
the northern tip of Luzon island, leav- Philippine government forecaster
ing at least eight dead. Ariel Rojas said even though the
“As we go forward, this number storm had passed the Philippines, it
will go higher,” Ricardo Jalad, head of would continue to bring heavy rain
the national civil defence office, told in the country possibly causing more
reporters, referring to the death toll. floods and landslides until Monday.
As the powerful storm left the But the storm was unlikely to get
Southeast Asian archipelago and any stronger, Rojas said.
barrelled towards densely populated “We don’t see it intensifying any-
Hong Kong and southern China, more. It could likely maintain its cur-
Philippine authorities began sending rent intensity or even weaken,” he told
search teams to remote areas hit by A fisherman dismantle the roof of his boat ahead of the arrival of the Typhoon Mangkhut (AFP) AFP. The Hong Kong government said
communication and power outages. towards China’s heavily populated Japan Meteorological Agency forecast- Mangkhut will pose “a severe threat to
The extent of the storm’s destruc- southern coast. er Hiroshi Ishihara told AFP on Friday. the region”, with many residents in the
tion was only beginning to be known, An average of 20 typhoons and “This is a violent typhoon. It has city and neighbouring Macau stocking
with reports of dozens of rain-soaked storms lash the Philippines each year, the strongest sustained wind (among up on food and supplies.
hillsides collapsing, torrents of out- killing hundreds of people and leaving the typhoons of this year).” Volunteers also helped residents of
of-control floodwaters and people millions in near-perpetual poverty. Survivors were traumatised by the low-lying Hong Kong fishing village
being rescued from inundated homes. The dead were six people killed in confrontation with the monster storm. Tai O hoist their furniture and appli-
More than 105,000 people fled their landslides, a girl who drowned and a “It felt like the end of the world... that ances to higher ground.
homes in the largely rural agricultural security guard crushed by a falling was stronger than Lawin”, said Bebeth The president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-
region, which is one of the nation’s top wall. In addition to the eight killed in Saquing, 64, using the local name for wen, told citizens to be ready as power-
producers of corn and rice. the Philippines, a woman was swept Super Typhoon Haima, which was one ful waves pounded the shore. “The ty-
Mangkhut was packing sustained out to sea in Taiwan. of the most powerful storms of 2016. phoon is powerful and even (if) it’s not
winds of 160 kilometres (105 miles) ‘End of the world’ “I did not sleep,” she told AFP by expected to make a landfall in Taiwan,
per hour and gusts of up to 195 km “Among all the typhoons this year, phone from her home, which stood we should be well prepared and not...
per hour as it hurtled across the sea this one (Mangkhut) is the strongest,” up to Mangkhut’s pounding. take it lightly,” she wrote on Facebook.

Expected to solidify new parliamentary alliances In Samut Prakhan province south of Bangkok
Iraq parliament elects pro-Iran list candidate as speaker Young elephant electrocuted in Thailand
The Iraqi parliament elected the can- During the vote, Halbusi pleaded A young male elephant was electro- The two handlers were charged
didate of a pro-Iran list as speaker for “real reforms”, particularly af- cuted in Thailand after stumbling into with illegally moving the elephant
on Saturday, paving the way for the ter demonstrations last week in the a drain and crashing into a restaurant and animal cruelty offences, Nop-
formation of a government more than southern oil-rich city of Basra turned sign, police said Saturday. porn said.
four months after legislative polls. deadly as protesters demanded im- Two elephant handlers were walk- Lucky hailed from the northeastern
The country has been in political proved public services and railed ing 10-year-old Plai Nam Choke -- or province of Surin, home to a famous
paralysis since the May 12 ballot, but against corruption. “Lucky” in English -- around a town annual elephant fair that features a
the election of a speaker is expected In Iraq, the speaker of parliament is in Samut Prakhan province south of parade by performing pachyderms.
to solidify new parliamentary alli- always Sunni Arab while the prime min- Bangkok, offering passers-by the Wild elephants can still be seen in
ances. ister is picked from the country’s Shiite chance to feed him for cash. Thailand’s national forests, but their
Iraq has a proportional system majority and the president is a Kurd. But Lucky stumbled into an open numbers have dwindled to about
aimed at preventing a slide back into Parliamentary coalitions -- which sewer and collided with an electric 2,700 from a peak of over 100,000
dictatorship following the 2003 oust- bring together lists of Shiites, Sunnis signboard outside a restaurant, said in 1850.
er of Saddam Hussein. and Kurds to form the largest group police officer Nopporn Saengsawang. A large number have been domes-
The lists elected during legislative -- must agree on the selection of the “I received a call at 8:30 pm that ticated for entertainment or tourism
polls must first form coalitions. The three positions. the elephant was stuck in the drain,” purposes, prompting accusations of
bloc with the most members appoints Halbusi ran against three other he said. “He likely died from electro- animal cruelty.
the prime minister and presides over candidates, including Vice President cution.” Handlers are usually banned from
the formation of the next government. Osama al-Nujaifi and former Defence Some rescue workers from a lo- walking elephants through cities due
The pro-Iran bloc led by Hadi al- Minister Khaled al-Obeidi. cal charity group attempted CPR on to space constraints, but many risk
Ameri’s Conquest Alliance -- a coali- Obeidi was backed by the list of Lucky for three hours after he fell. punishment in pursuit of living.
tion of anti-jihadist veterans close to outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-
Tehran -- looked positioned to take Abadi, who said Thursday he would
the lead Saturday after the election of not seek a second term as his political
its candidate, Mohammed al-Halbusi. support crumbled over the violence
The new speaker was governor of in Basra.
the Sunni-majority province of An- Basra has been at the epicentre of
bar, a key battleground in the war protests that broke out in July in the
against the Islamic State group, be- southern province before spreading
fore his election to parliament on a to other parts of the country.
local list in May. Anger in Basra flared earlier this
Born in 1981, he will be the young- month over a growing health crisis,
est speaker of parliament in Iraq’s after more than 30,000 people were
history. His two deputies were ex- hospitalised by pollution in the city’s
pected to be chosen later on Saturday. water supply.

Page 3 Sunday September 16, 2018
The revolution in forest surveillance, and the Earth in general, comes from a constellation of satellites Wall Street Indexes
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Electronic components are brought Tokyo 23094.67 + 1.2%
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Environmentalists place flowers over trunks as they demonstrate (Photo AFP) “And that’s what we mastered, the Alcoa 42.79 + 2.44%
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photos to back it up. This economic model is vastly at here... and then make them work in Chevron 117.38 + 0.93%
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tributes the alerts. ‘Doves’ volves surveilling coral reefs. Camer- Microsoft 113.37 + 0.41%
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“We are committed to improving performance in the business and increasing shareholder value”
US fashion label Henri Bendel to close after 123 years
Upscale US fashion label Henri improve company profitability and Bendel women will likely stock up L Brands controls a stable of labels
Bendel -- known in recent years for focus on our larger brands that have on the company’s offerings before including lingerie shop Victoria’s Se-
its luxury handbags and shoes -- greater growth potential.” year’s end, with L Brands promising cret and Bath & Body Works.
will shut down in January after 123 The closing of the Bendel stores, “new merchandise during that period. Last year, the group -- which op-
years in business, parent company L whose well-heeled customers could Bendel, which was acquired by erates more than 3,000 stores in the
Brands has announced. be easily spotted in Manhattan thanks L Brands in 1985, is suffering from US, Canada and Britain -- reported
The Bendel website and all of the to the label’s chic brown and white- sluggish sales: it is expected to post revenue of more than $12 billion.
label’s 23 stores in the United States, striped packaging, marks the end of a an operating loss of $45 million for It did not say how many employees
including the flagship location on fashion journey begun in 1895. 2018, against revenues of $85 mil- would be affected by the closure of
New York’s Fifth Avenue, will re- That year, Louisiana-born designer lion, the parent company said. Bendel.
main open through the holiday shop- Henri Bendel, originally a hatmaker,
ping season, L Brands said in a state- opened his first shop in New York’s
ment. Greenwich Village. Foreign Exchange
But from the start of 2019, the par- The company boasts that Bendel
ent company said it will put its focus was the first luxury retailer with a EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
on the group’s more profitable labels. store on upper Fifth Avenue -- an area EURO - 1.17 1.52 .89 1.61 1.12 9.20 131.00
“We are committed to improv- that today is home to the world’s top USA .85 - 1.30 .76 1.39 .96 7.87 112.36
ing performance in the business brands. CAN .66 .77 - .59 1.08 .75 6.00 86.00
and increasing shareholder value,” In the 1960s, the company hired UK 1.12 1.31 1.69 - 1.82 1.27 10.30 147.00
L Brands chairman and CEO Leslie Andy Warhol as an in-house illustrator. AUS .62 .72 .93 .55 - .70 5.60 81.00
Wexner said in a statement released Thanks to the wild popularity of SWISS .89 1.04 1.33 .79 1.43 - 8.10 116.00
Thursday. the television show “Sex and the H.KONG .11 .13 .17 .10 .18 .12 - 14.30
“As part of that effort, we have City,” Bendel won over a new gen- JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
decided to stop operating Bendel to eration of fans.

Page 4 Sunday September 16, 2018
Aims to organize international talks on the subject next month Aerospace
Canada working on WTO reform: sources NASA blasts off space laser
Canada is working on a project for The group will “identify concrete in steel.
reform of the World Trade Organiza- means of improving the WTO over Trump complained in April on satellite to track ice loss
tion (WTO) and aims to organize in- the short, mid and long term,” the Twitter that the WTO considers Chi- NASA’s most advanced space laser
ternational talks on the subject next source said, adding preparatory work na a developing nation, despite its satellite blasted off Saturday on a
month, Canadian sources said Friday has already begun. economic might. mission to track ice loss around the
as US pressure on the body mounts. Australia, Brazil, Chile, the Euro- “They therefore get tremendous world and improve forecasts of sea
President Donald Trump threat- pean Union, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, perks and advantages, especially over level rise as the climate warms.
ened late last month to pull his coun- New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, the US,” he said. “The WTO is unfair Cloaked in pre-dawn darkness,
try out of the WTO, which arbitrates South Korea and Switzerland will be to US.” the $1 billion, half-ton ICESat-2
trade disputes, if it does not “shape part of the working group, the official WTO Director-General Roberto launched aboard a Delta II rocket
up.” said. Azevedo has agreed with a call from from Vandenberg Air Force base in
He has previously criticized the A European diplomatic source said French President Emmanuel Macron California at 6:02 am (1302 GMT).
WTO’s dispute settlement system as the Ottawa gathering is “not totally “on the need to strengthen the WTO “Three, two one, liftoff!” said a launch
being unfavorable to the US, although confirmed” because a meeting of and to make it more effective in ad- commentator on NASA television.
the body most often rules in favor of trade ministers from the G20 group dressing the trade challenges of to- “Lifting ICESat-2 on a quest to ex-
the United States when Washington of major economies was taking place, day,” as the protectionist US admin- plore the polar ice sheets of our con-
brings cases before it. and Canada is still verifying if it has istration imposes tariffs on allies and stantly changing home planet.”
“We recognize the challenges at enough support for steering WTO re- trade disputes have multiplied. The launch marks the first time in
the heart of the WTO and believe it is form. nearly a decade that NASA has had a
necessary to find the means to do the At their meeting Friday in Argen- tool in orbit to measure ice sheet sur-
necessary work to advance reforms,” tina, the G20 trade and investment face elevation across the globe.
a spokesman for Jim Carr, Canada’s ministers recognized “the urgent The preceding mission, ICESat,
Minister of International Trade Di- need to discuss current events in in- launched in 2003 and ended in 2009.
versification, told AFP. ternational trade and ways to improve The first ICESat revealed that sea
“This work has started,” he said, the WTO to face current and future ice was thinning, and ice cover was
adding that “the WTO can overcome challenges,” a communique said. disappearing from coastal areas in
some of its historic challenges and In July, Trump won a commitment Greenland and Antarctica.
make progress.” from visiting European Commission In the intervening nine years, an
A small group of like-minded trade chief Jean-Claude Juncker to work aircraft mission called Operation
ministers will gather in Ottawa Octo- together for WTO readjustment to IceBridge, has flown over the Arctic
ber 24-25 “to discuss WTO reform,” address some of the US leader’s com- and Antarctic, taking height measure-
a Canadian government source told plaints about China over the theft of ments of the changing ice.
AFP, requesting anonymity given the US technology, the behavior of state- But a view from space -- especially
sensitivity of the discussions. owned enterprises, and overcapacity President Donald Trump (Photo AFP) with the latest technology -- should
be far more precise.
“We were able to buy whatever we wanted and visit all the tourist sites in Buenos Aires” An update is particularly urgent
Argentina’s currency crisis a boon for foreign tourists since global average temperatures
have climbed year after year, with four
Argentines may be feeling the pinch borhood, Lori Berho, an American Travel agents have been hard hit of the hottest years in modern times all
of their country’s economic woes, but living in Chile and on holiday with too as holidays have crept out of taking place from 2014-2017.
for tourists, the troubled peso is prov- her brother, said she felt lucky to reach for many people. “Loss of things like the sea ice that
ing a holiday boon. have been able to benefit from such a “Sales of foreign travel have covers the Arctic ocean affects our
Brazilian Pedro Perreira de Aze- favorable exchange rate. dropped 25-30 percent over the last weather, and loss of ice that covers
vedo has been rubbing his hands in “Last night we were able to enjoy few weeks,” said Vincent Chevalier, Greenland and Antarctica raises sea
delight after his family holiday, with a complete restaurant meal for two a Frenchman who has run a travel level,” said Tom Wagner, cryosphere
his wife and three children, turned for $60 when normally it would have agency in Buenos Aires for the last program scientist at NASA.
out cheaper than expected. cost $100,” she said. 28 years. He added that the satellite should
“We’d planned a budget of 7,000 The struggling peso has left tourist “The crisis is also starting to affect reveal new insights into the ice in the
reais (around $1,700) but in the end guides a touch out of date. internal tourism.” deep interior of Antarctica, which is
we’ve spent between 3,000-3,500,” “When you read the tourist Even the center of Buenos Aires area of mystery to scientists.
said Perreira de Azevedo, while his guides they say things cost more in has been hit, as hotelier Gonzalo Sas- Potent laser
family took pictures outside the Ar- Argentina then elsewhere in Latin tre has found out. The new laser will fire 10,000 times
gentine presidential palace. America, but over the last 10 days “When the peso had a ‘normal’ in one second, compared to the original
When they arrived from Belo we’ve spent less than we expected,” level, we had a good stream of locals ICESat which fired 40 times a second.
Horizonte in the east of Brazil on said a young French tourist, Pauline during the week, basically people Measurements will be taken every
September 5, the peso had just lost Gauthier, meandering though the who came for work,” he said. 2.3 feet (0.7 meters) along the satel-
20 percent of its value in the wake of historic streets of San Telmo with “Now, companies are sending few- lite’s path.
President Mauricio Macri announc- her partner. er employees.” “The mission will gather enough
ing Argentina would ask the Inter- ‘Everything costs double’ Even so, his hotel is booked out for data to estimate the annual elevation
national Monetary Fund to advance Of course, for Argentines, known the next two weeks, thanks to Brazil- change in the Greenland and Antarc-
a $35 billion loan to help prop up an as great voyagers, the situation is the ians. tic ice sheets even if it’s as slight as
economy in crisis. exact opposite. “In this region there’s a very op- four millimeters – the width of a No.
With the peso having lost half its Romanina Valenzisi, a 34-year-old portunistic tourism based around the 2 pencil,” NASA said in a statement.
value against the dollar since the lawyer, booked flights for a two-week drop in currency,” added Chevalier. Importantly, the laser will measure
start of 2018, the Brazilian real looks holiday to Spain and Italy six months Argentina’s problems may im- the slope and height of the ice, not
strong in comparison despite its own ago. prove the spending power of its visi- just the area it covers.
difficulties -- it has itself dropped Now, she must pay for her hotels tors, but it’s proving a problem for “Our data will allow ice sheet mod-
from around 3.3 to 4.1 since January in Europe, but their prices have gone neighboring countries used to wel- elers to make better predictions of the
1. through the roof. coming large numbers of Argentines, future,” said Tom Neumann, deputy
“We were able to buy whatever we In January, 18 pesos could be ex- in particular Uruguay and Chile. project scientist for ICESat-2.
wanted and visit all the tourist sites changed for one dollar, but that figure Uruguay is so worried that the Though powerful, the laser will not
in Buenos Aires,” added Perreira de is now around 38. numbers will drop off that it has re- be hot enough to melt ice from its van-
Azevedo. “I have to pay for the hotels now introduced a value added tax (VAT) tage point some 300 miles (500 kilo-
“At Boca Juniors’ stadium we even and everything costs double, which is exemption for tourists arriving from meters) above the Earth, NASA said.
had a VIP visit!” added one of his coming out of my budget,” she said. the far shore of the River Plate in a The mission is meant to last three
daughters excitedly. “I already know that I’ll spend less hope to keep the flow of Argentines years but has enough fuel to continue
Not far from the iconic Bombonera money and buy less (while on holi- flooding into the country during the for 10, if mission managers decide to
stadium in the rugged La Boca neigh- day).” January-February summer holidays. extend its life.

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Men were fined 344 times compared to 140 for “audible obscenity” Doping
Male tennis players punished more than women, report WADA member quits in wake
of Russia ban decision
Male tennis players are almost three In the post-match news confer- Williams’ first code violation in the Olympic champion Beckie Scott re-
times more likely to be fined for los- ence, Williams doubled down on her Osaka match was for coaching which signed from the World Anti-Doping
ing their temper and smashing rac- claim there is a double standard when women have received 152 fines com- Agency committee which recom-
quets than their female counterparts, it comes to punishment. pared to 87 for men during the 20 mended ending Russia’s drug suspen-
The New York Times reported Satur- “I have seen other men call other years. sion on Saturday as the global watch-
day. umpires several things. I am here One factor in the disparity in the dog defended its handling of the case.
Male players were slapped with fighting for women’s right and wom- data is that men play best-of-five set Scott, one of six members of WA-
1,517 fines compared to 535 fines for en’s equality .... and for me to say matches in Grand Slam events while DA’s compliance review committee,
females according to data compiled ‘thief’ and for him to take a game it women play best-of-three. stepped down a day after it emerged
by officials at Grand Slam tourna- made me feel like it was sexist,” she 2009 meltdown the panel had given a green light for
ments for the period covering 1998 said. This was not the first time Wil- the sanction against the Russian Anti-
to 2018. “He’s never took a game from a liams has had a meltdown at the US Doping Agency (RUSADA) to be
The figures obtained by the Times man because they said thief. For me, Open. In 2009, Williams refused to lifted at a board meeting in the Sey-
show that men received 649 fines for it blows my mind.” apologize after threatening to shove a chelles on September 20.
breaking racquets to 99 for women in She also smashed her racquet and ball down a lineswoman’s throat in an WADA’s disclosure of the commit-
tens of thousands of matches in the threatened to make sure that the expletive-laden outburst. tee’s decision on Friday drew criti-
four Grand Slams over the last two Portuguese umpire never worked Earlier this year at the Indian Wells cism from athletes and other testing
decades. another match of hers again in the tournament, Williams berated a fe- bodies who claim Russian authorities
Men were fined 344 times com- second set of a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Osa- male reporter in the players’ lounge have not met set benchmarks neces-
pared to 140 for “audible obscenity” ka. area for asking a question at a news sary for readmission.
and 287 to 67 for unsportsmanlike “You will never, ever, ever be on conference about therapeutic use ex- The WADA decision also came af-
conduct. another court of mine as long as you emptions. ter a leaked document earlier this week
Last week, Serena Williams ac- live,” she said during the on court One Australian commentator took which showed that the committee had
cused the chair umpire Carlos Ramos outburst. “You are the liar. When issue with Williams’s claim she is initially recommended leaving the ban
of being a “liar” and a “thief” after are you going to give me my apol- fighting for women’s rights. in place at next week’s meeting.
she was cited for verbal abuse during ogy?” “She is doing a terrible disservice Scott’s resignation, which was re-
the US Open women’s final against The incident led to scores of Ser- to women’s rights, to the #metoo ported by the Canadian Broadcasting
Japan’s Naomi Osaka. ena Williams’ supporters coming to movement, to gender equality,” Caro- Corporation and the BBC, appears
“Because I’m a woman you are go- her defence but also to widespread line Wilson of the Australian Broad- to highlight tensions within WADA
ing to take this away from me?” she criticism, especially on social me- casting Corp. said. “To say she’s over the decision.
said to the tournament referee Brian dia, of the 23-time Grand Slam win- fighting for women’s rights, when Scott will retain her role as the
Earley. “That is not right.” ner. what she is, is a bad sport.” head of WADA’s athlete’s committee,
reports said.
As Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison won a dramatic doubles rubber in Zadar on Saturday The RUSADA has been suspend-
ed by WADA since 2015, when the
Americans keep Davis Cup hopes alive with thrilling doubles victory global agency revealed a vast, Rus-
The United States cut Croatia’s lead But Croatia captain Zeljko Krajan leave his country on the brink of the sian state-supported doping scandal
to 2-1 in their Davis Cup semi-final is still confident that his team will se- final. to cheat at the 2014 Winter Olympics,
as Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison cure victory in Sunday’s first match Croatia have made the final twice, and for years beforehand.
won a dramatic doubles rubber in Za- which sees world number six Cilic in 2005, when they were crowned WADA’s apparent U-turn on Fri-
dar on Saturday. face Steve Johnson. champions, and 2016. day was condemned by US Anti-
Croatia, who saw Marin Cilic and “Cilic is a big favourite... it will Croatia have beaten the USA on Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart.
Borna Coric both win their singles definitely not be easy to defeat him in each of their four previous Davis Cup “Frankly, it stinks to high heaven,”
matches on Friday, will try again front of a home crowd,” Krajan told meetings. Tygart said, demanding WADA re-
on Sunday to book a final date with television channel HRT. Jim Courier’s team is missing two lease all relevant correspondence re-
defending champions France in No- If Johnson causes an upset against top players -- John Isner, the world garding the issue.
vember. Cilic, Coric will play against Davis number 10 who has stayed home due “Today, WADA has unequivocally
Bryan and Harrison won a decid- cup debutant Frances Tifaoe in a de- to family reasons, and injured Jack told the world the type of organization
ing-set tie-break to end a thrilling ciding rubber. Sock. it is: one that supports the desires of a
comeback from Ivan Dodig and Mate On Friday, Coric justified his fa- France took an unassailable 3-0 handful of sports administrators over
Pavic with a 7-5, 7-6 (8/6), 1-6, 6-7 vourite’s tag and defeated Johnson semi-final lead over Spain earlier on the rights of millions of clean athletes.”
(5/7), 7-6 (7/5) victory after four 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, before Cilic de- Saturday to secure a 19th final ap- WADA on Friday said it’s compli-
hours and 43 minutes on court. feated Tiafoe 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) to pearance. ance committee was recommending lift-
ing the suspension after reviewing a let-
Brilliant career with a total of 337 goals and 623 assists ter from the Russian Ministry of Sport.
“This letter sufficiently acknowl-
Swedish star Zetterberg retires after 15 NHL seasons edged the issues identified in Russia,
Swedish star Henrik Zetterberg, who Zetterberg decided to hang up his hit or something, then he’s risking a therefore fulfilling the first of the two
was named MVP of the 2008 Stanley skates after missing a good portion significant back surgery. outstanding criteria of RUSADA’s
Cup finals, announced his retirement of last season with back problems. “Henrik has decided that his qual- Roadmap to Compliance,” WADA said.
Friday after 15 seasons in the Nation- He had hoped his health would im- ity of life is more important than tak- It said Russia had also agreed to
al Hockey League. prove over the summer but when ing the risk of back surgery.” provide access to data and samples in
Zetterberg ends his brilliant career he met with team doctors last week A native of Njurunda, Zetterberg its Moscow laboratory to WADA via
with a total of 337 goals and 623 as- he was told, “nothing really had was another of Holland’s diamond an independent expert.
sists, all coming while a member of changed.” in the rough finds in the late rounds However in a separate statement
the Detroit Red Wings. “He’s got a degenerative condi- of the NHL entry draft, taken in 1999 issued on Saturday, WADA suggested
The 37-year-old Zetterberg is also one tion in his back,” Red Wings general with the 210th overall pick. lifting of the sanction next week was
of the most decorated international play- manager Ken Holland said. “Part of Zetterberg made the leap to the not a foregone conclusion.
ers for Sweden, having won a gold med- the degenerative condition is signifi- NHL from the Swedish Elite League It said Russia still needed to pro-
al at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics. cant arthritis. Nothing can be done. in 2002 as a 22-year-old rookie, post- vide data from the drug-tainted Mos-
He is one of just 28 players to be No back surgery. No rehab. No more ing 22 goals and 22 assists. cow laboratory at the centre of the
part of the “Triple Gold Club,” hav- time off is going to have any positive From 2005 to 2008, Zetterberg scandal within a set time frame.
ing won a Stanley Cup, Olympic gold impact. notched four straight 30-plus goal “If the CRC’s recommendation
and world title in their careers. He led “Obviously if he plays professional campaigns, highlighted by a career is approved by the WADA ExCo on
the Wings to a NHL championship in hockey, it’s going to accelerate the high 43 goals in 2007-08 champion- 20 September, RUSADA will be de-
the 2007-08 season. degeneration, and if he does get a bad ship season. clared compliant,” WADA said.

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18 Awake 12 Commercial
19 Big Apple 13 Make a contribution
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21 British princess 16 Organization of Petroleum Exporting
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25 Bounciness 20 No Nonsense competitor
29 Workout place 22 Annoying, like a bug bite
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31 British drink 26 Americium (abbr.)
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18 Awake 12 Commercial
19 Big Apple 13 Make a contribution
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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.)
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