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Important news for important people Volume 3263 Saturday August 04, 2018
International Business Sports
Zimbabwean President Emmerson The US economy continued to create Andy Murray’s emotional condition Cabo San Lucas
Mnangagwa on Friday brushed off al- jobs in July but at a slower pace, while and physical status was the talk of Partly cloudy (day)
legations that his election victory was the tighter labor markets drove the the ATP and WTA Washington Open Sunrise: 6:51 AM
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“I hope they’ll see this for what it is, a demonstration that we’re very serious” Report
Turkey dismisses US sanctions over detained pastor, vows dialogue Weinstein lawyer asks court
to dismiss sex crimes case
will never break off.” Erdogan, who Harvey Weinstein’s defense lawyer
is known for his sometimes provoca- on Friday demanded a New York
tive anti-Western rhetoric, has yet to court throw out the entire criminal
comment. sex case against his client, disclosing
He gave an almost two hour policy dozens of intimate emails between
speech in Ankara Friday, without the disgraced Hollywood tycoon and
once referring directly to the tensions. his alleged rape victim.
Some analysts have argued Turkey Ben Brafman, one of America’s
is wary of allowing any further esca- most celebrated defense attorneys
lation in the crisis, which has already who helped former IMF boss Domi-
sent the lira to record lows in value nique Strauss-Kahn escape criminal
against the dollar of above 5 for the prosecution for alleged sexual assault
first time. in New York in 2011, called for the
The standoff appears to be one of entire indictment against Weinstein to
the most serious fallouts between the be dismissed, based on the emails and
two NATO allies in modern history, a series of technicalities.
along with the rows over the 1974 The 66-year-old is out on bail and
Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the pleads not guilty to six counts alleg-
2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. edly committed against three women
The US imposed the sanctions on in 2004, 2006 and 2013. The next
Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul and hearing in the case is scheduled for
(FILES) US pastor Andrew Craig Brunson (Photo AFP) Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, ar- September 20.
Turkey and the US on Friday failed to another is under house arrest, while guing that both men played a major “Mr Weinstein categorically denies
resolve a diplomatic standoff over a several Americans have been caught role in the arrest and detention of the that he had non-consensual sex with
detained pastor in talks between their up in the crackdown that followed a pastor. any person, and specifically the three
top diplomats, with Ankara warning failed 2016 coup. President Donald Trump and Vice accusers in the pending indictment,”
sanctions imposed by Washington “I hope they’ll see this for what it President Mike Pence, who shares Brafman wrote in the 159-page filing,
would not work. is, a demonstration that we’re very Brunson’s evangelical Christian that included multiple exhibits.
Andrew Brunson, who led a Prot- serious,” Pompeo said in Singapore faith, have made his release a priority. “The pending indictment against
estant church in the Aegean city of of the sanctions. The pastor denies the charges Mr Weinstein must be dismissed at
Izmir, is at the centre of one of the “Brunson needs to come home. As against him and his defence team ar- the pretrial stage because it is legally
most serious crises in relations be- do all the Americans being held by gues the case is built on questionable infirm,” he added.
tween the NATO allies in years. the Turkish government,” he added. witness statements. His next hearing Brafman’s filing quoted from doz-
Brunson was moved to house ar- “They’ve been holding these folks is set for October 12. ens of emails between Weinstein and
rest last week following nearly two for a long time. These are innocent Brunson, whose trial began in the the alleged rape victim, saying they
years in jail on terror-related charges people.” spring, faces up to 35 years in jail if should not have been kept from the
but the change only increased ten- On Friday State Department convicted. grand jury that returned the indict-
sions. spokesman Heather Nauert said Pom- US-Turkey ties were already ments against the former producer.
The US responded to the failure peo and Cavusoglu had a “construc- strained over US support for a Syrian Emails sent in the weeks, months
to fully free Brunson by hitting two tive conversation” and “agreed to Kurdish militia which Turkey views and even years after the alleged 2013
top Turkish ministers with sanctions, continue to try to resolve the issues as a terrorist group and the failure to rape “reasonably could be understood
prompting Ankara to threaten recip- between our two countries”. extradite Muslim preacher Fethul- by the grand jury as far more consis-
rocal measures. Cavusoglu also said the talks were lah Gulen blamed for the 2016 failed tent with an ongoing warm, friendly,
“We have said from the start that “extremely constructive” but warned putsch. relationship,” Brafman said.
the other side’s threatening language in comments to Turkish media that all After Ankara launched an offen- “I love you, always do. But I hate
and sanctions will not get any result. the issues would not be solved “after sive in January supporting Syrian feeling like a booty call. :),” she ap-
We repeated this today,” Turkish For- one meeting”. rebels against the Kurdish People’s parently emailed Weinstein in Febru-
eign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkish Finance Minister and Pres- Protection Units (YPG) militia in its ary 2017.
after he and US Secretary of State ident Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in- western enclave of Afrin in Syria, the In July 2014, she wrote to say:
Mike Pompeo met on the sidelines of law, Berat Albayrak, said both sides US called for restraint. “Just had u cross my mind and
a regional security summit in Singa- wanted to continue dialogue. But the NATO allies then agreed thought u would send a hello.” When
pore. “Even couples who are married on a roadmap for the YPG-held Man- Weinstein apparently replied: “Love
Two Turkish employees of US for 40 years do not agree on every bij after Ankara threatened to extend to cross your mind it’s my favorite
consulates in Turkey are also cur- issue. They argue then make up,” the operation to the northern town exercise,” she answered: “Lol that
rently in jail on terror charges and Albayrak said, adding: “Relations where there are US forces. made me laugh so hard.”

Page 2 Saturday August 04, 2018
Tsipras’ office said “With the eyes of the world on us we delivered a free, fair and credible election”
Greek police minister quits Zimbabwe president defends ‘fair’ election as opposition cries foul
over wildfires disaster
Greece’s minister responsible for the Zimbabwean President Emmerson from Britain in 1980 until last year,
police, Nikos Toskas, quit Friday af- Mnangagwa on Friday brushed off he is the only president that Zimba-
ter the deadliest wildfires in Greek allegations that his election victory bwe has known.
history, Prime Minister Alexis Tsip- was tainted by fraud, hailing the vote Chosen to lead ZANU-PF in No-
ras’ office said. as a fresh start for the country after vember after the brief military in-
The premier has been under pres- the repressive rule of Robert Mugabe. tervention that deposed Mugabe,
sure to sack members of his admin- As defeated opposition leader Mnangagwa had promised a free and
istration after the fires at the coastal Nelson Chamisa decried the official fair vote to turn the page on years of
resort of Mati on July 23, the deadli- results as a sham, Mnangagwa, a for- brutal repression.
est in Greek history. mer Mugabe ally, defended the vote Mugabe left Zimbabwe’s economy
Eighty-eight people, many of them and called for unity. in disastrous shape, presiding over
children, died in the fires with anoth- “With the eyes of the world on us the seizure of white-owned farms and
er 40 in hospital and one still listed as we delivered a free, fair and credible hyperinflation, and Mnangagwa has
missing. Nine of the injured are in a election,” Mnangagwa told reporters. made investment a priority.
critical condition. He added that while “no democrat- “Zimbabwe is now open for busi-
“The prime minister has accepted ic process is flawless”, Zimbabwe’s ness,” he told reporters. “We want to
Mr Toskas’ resignation,” the PM’s of- first post-Mugabe election was a far leapfrog and catch up with other de-
fice said in a statement after a meet- cry from the fraud-tainted polls seen veloping countries.”
ing with the minister. during Mugabe’s 37 years in power. Charles Laurie of analysts Verisk
The main opposition conservative Final results showed Mnangagwa Maplecroft said that after taking over
New Democracy party said Toskas’ won 50.8 percent of Monday’s vote from Mugabe, “Mnangagwa’s task
resignation was “too little, too late”, against Chamisa’s 44.3 percent -- a Emmerson Mnangagwa (Photo AFP) was not just to win the election, but
arguing that Tsipras -- who has ac- knife-edge 0.8 percent above the vestment, said he would set up an in- to convince the international commu-
cepted political responsibility for the threshold needed to avoid a run-off. dependent commission to investigate nity of a new Zimbabwe by winning
tragedy -- should also step down. But Chamisa has insisted he was the bloodshed. And he stretched out it cleanly and fairly. “The killing of
The fires struck the coastal com- the winner of an election he con- a hand to Chamisa, telling him: “You six protestors and questions over his
munity popular with holidaymakers, demned as “fraudulent, illegal, ille- have a crucial role to play in Zim- government’s conduct at the polls,
burning with such ferocity that most gitimate”. “We are not accepting fake babwe’s present and in its unfolding means Mnangagwa drags virtually all
people fled to the sea with just the results,” he said, vowing to challenge future.” of Mugabe’s baggage into his presi-
clothes on their backs. the results through the courts. Mnangagwa was allegedly in- dency,” he added. Chamisa has al-
Earlier Friday, the wife of a fire- Opposition allegations of foul play volved in state violence during the leged flagrant vote-rigging under the
man who had already lost her six- had sparked a deadly crackdown on 2008 elections when then opposition Zimbabwe Election Commission,
month-old baby to smoke inhalation protesters in Harare on Wednesday leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out a body which under Mugabe was
in the disaster died in hospital from when troops opened fire, killing six. of the run-off after at least 200 of his frequently accused of helping to fix
burn injuries, the health ministry said. Mnangagwa, who is seeking to end supporters were killed in attacks. elections in favour of ZANU-PF.
“The loss of so many of our fellow Zimbabwe’s international isolation Apart from Mugabe, who ruled “Mr Mugabe was at least sophisti-
human beings at Mati has overcome and attract badly needed foreign in- with an iron fist since independence cated,” Chamisa complained.
my desire to continue,” said Toskas, a
former tank general who had held the “Without a doubt we’re taking a giant step towards a cleaner Chile”
job since 2015.
Opposition parties have accused Chile enacts historic ban on plastic bags
the government of failing to provide Chile made history on Friday when against the use of plastic bags. In 80 plastic bags. “We cannot continue
adequate warning and evacuate an it became the first country in South 2014 the government of Michelle like this,” said Pinera, adding that
area frequently hit by wildfires, in ad- America to ban the commercial use Bachelet banned them in Chilean Pa- “nature is suffering the effect of plas-
dition to subsequently trying to hide of plastic bags. tagonia and last year extended that to tic bags.”
the scale of the loss of human life “I want to share with you the joy coastal areas. On top of that, only four percent of
as the disaster unfolded. One police that as of today we’re enacting the Chile’s problem has reached epic Chile’s 17.5 million people recycle.
union this week said officers had not law,” said President Sebastian Pinera proportions with 3.2 billion plastic “What we want to do is very sim-
been promptly notified by the fire de- at a public ceremony in the centre of bags used every year -- some 200 per ple: we want to change Chileans’ way
partment of the fire’s exact location Santiago, after which he handed out person, according to the government. of life,” said Pinera.
in order to set up proper roadblocks cloth bags to passers-by. “A plastic bag takes seconds to Latin America and the Caribbean
in the area. As a result, many drivers Large businesses have six months make, is used for less than half an are particularly vulnerable to this
were mistakenly diverted into the fire to phase out the use of plastic bags, hour between the supermarket and environmental disaster as the region
zone and died after becoming trapped while smaller ones will be given two the home, and then takes 400 years to enjoys one of the highest levels of
in the Mati’s narrow streets. years to adopt the new rules. biodegrade,” said Pinera. biodiversity in the world.
Local administration officials were It means that any form of plastic Some 90 percent of them end up The Caribbean islands of Antigua
criticised for holding an emergency bag other than those constituting pri- in landfill sites or the sea, where they and Barbuda were the first country
response meeting hours after the fire mary packaging “necessary for hy- can be swallowed by birds or fish. in the region to ban plastic bags in
broke out, when Mati had already giene or to prevent food wastage” are The toxic impact of these polyeth- 2016. That same year Colombia pro-
been overwhelmed. prohibited, the government gazette ylene bags on oceans was highlighted hibited the use of small bags before
There was also confusion for days Diario Oficial said on Friday. recently in Thailand by the death of a also placing a tax on the use of bigger
over the exact number of dead and Those flouting the ban will be sub- whale that had swallowed more than ones a year later.
missing. ject to a $370 fine, in a country where
Toskas said he had offered to re- the minimum wage is just $800.
sign in the immediate aftermath of “Without a doubt we’re taking a
the fires, but had been told by Tsipras giant step towards a cleaner Chile,”
to stay until the end of the emergency. added Pinera.
The relatives of two people who In the meantime, companies will
perished in the fires have sued the au- be limited to handing out a maximum
thorities for negligence and exposure of two plastic bags per transaction.
to danger. The law was passed on June 1 but
Toskas and other officials had in- appealed by the Association of Indus-
sisted that with winds blowing at trial Plastics, whose objections were
speeds of up to 120 kilometres (75 rejected by the constitutional court.
miles) per hour, there was little time Chile has been one of the countries
to mount an effective evacuation. leading the way in Latin America

Page 3 Saturday August 04, 2018
The government reported Friday Wall Street Indexes
US job creation slows as employers scrounge for labor Dow Jones 25,462.58 + 0.54%
+ 0.12%
S&P 2,840.35 + 0.46%
International Stock Indexes
The US economy continued to cre- smaller after strong upward revisions tapped out. That does not bode well Australia 6,234.777 - 0.10%
ate jobs in July but at a slower pace, to gains in May and June. for future spending.” Frankfurt
while the tighter labor markets drove And analysts said the latest data Another month of sluggish wage Italy
the unemployment rate back to near- could understate the strength of the gains could help cool fears the econ- London
record lows, the government reported labor market. omy could be overheating but are Madrid 9,739.80 + 0.43%
Friday. The broadest measure of unem- unlikely to dissuade the Federal Re- Paris 5,478.98 + 0.33%
The somewhat disappointing result ployment -- including all workers serve from raising interest rates next Tokyo
for the month obscures the very strong forced into part-time jobs and those month for the third time this year. Toronto
pace over the last three months, even who have become discouraged in Still, with unemployment at histor- Latin-American Stock Indexes
as employers nationwide continue their search -- fell three tenths to 7.5 ically low levels and after a decade of Bogota 1,531.96 + 0.18%
to complain about difficulty finding percent, its lowest level since May steady job creation, employers across Buenos Aires 29,215.98 + 1.15%
workers to fill open positions. 2001. the United States complain of a wide- Lima 20,287.26 + 0.55%
The additional signs of strength in Job gains were seen in the durable spread shortage of qualified labor and Mexico 49,302.57 + 0.50%
the job market could add to concerns goods manufacturing and health care say they are struggling to fill open Panama 480.58 + 0.14%
the Federal Reserve would move to sectors as well as in restaurants and positions and being forced to offer Santiago 5,405.32 + 0.36%
raise the key lending rate more ag- bars. But sporting goods, hobby, toy higher compensation to attract and Sao Paulo
gressively. However, the report also and game stores fell 32,000 -- reflect- retain talent. Venezuela 99,626.633 + 4.70%
shows wage gains were “pathetic,” ing the closure in late June of all re- The July decline in the unemploy- Most Active Stocks
according to one economist. maining US stores in the Toys R Us ment rate lowered the jobless popula- 3D Systems Corp 12.85 - 2.87%
The White House said Friday the chain. tion by 284,000 to 6.3 million -- with 3M Co 207.29 + 0.86%
report was a “strong showing for the A collective upward revision of gains concentrated among men over Alcoa 42.72 + 0.56%
surging economy” but President Don- 59,000 for May and June brought the 20-years-old. The unemployment rate Amex
ald Trump refrained from celebrating three-month average for job creation had ticked up in June as the healthy AT&T 32.27 + 1.32%
on Twitter, as he has frequently done. to 224,000, faster than the growth jobs market attracted more workers B. of America
Employers added 157,000 net new pace seen last year. back into the labor force. Boeing 348.44 - 0.37%
positions last month, with slower Wages meanwhile rose 0.3 percent Among the unemployed, the num- Caterpillar
gains in auto manufacturing, trans- for the month to an average of $27.05 ber of people looking for work after Chevron
portation and mining, while the job- an hour, putting them up 2.7 percent losing or quitting their jobs fell by Cisco Systems
less rate fell a tenth to 3.9 percent, higher than July of last year -- still be- nearly 290,000 to 1.8 million. Coca Cola
according to the closely-watched low 2.8 percent annual inflation rate. Employment also fell marginally Exxon Mobil
monthly Labor Department report. “That is pathetic,” economist Joel in logging and mining, a sector that General Electric 13.14 - 0.23%
Economists had been expecting Naroff wrote in a client note. “The includes the oil industry, as well as in H.P.
a far-stronger result of 190,000 new soft July vehicle sales number may financial services, leisure and hospi- Home Depot
hires, but the July number looked be a trend as consumers are becoming tality and in government. IBM 147.7 + 3.32%
Intel 49.63 + 0.30%
The government reported Friday
Johnson & Johnson
US trade deficit posts biggest increase in 19 months in June JPMorgan 115.06 - 0.10%
A dip in auto exports and rising oil his economic policies last week after shooting analyst expectations. It was Kraft Heinz Co 64.48 + 8.55%
prices in June drove the biggest in- it was reported as the strongest GDP the largest jump in the trade gap since McDonalds
crease in the US trade deficit in 19 increase in nearly four years. November 2016, according to the Merck & Co
months, reversing much of May’s The US bilateral trade deficits Commerce Department. As the num- Microsoft
export bonanza, the government re- also expanded with China, the Eu- bers were released, Beijing warned it Pfizer
ported Friday. ropean Union, Canada and Mexico was ready to impose new tariffs on Procter & Gamble
The result could weigh on re- -- all of which have retaliated against $60 billion in American products if Travelers Cos 129.7 + 1.07%
vised calculations of second quar- Trump’s aggressive tariffs. The US Trump pressed ahead with plans to United Tech.
ter growth, which President Donald trade deficit rose 7.3 percent or $3.2 hit another $200 billion in Chinese Verizon 52.27 + 0.56%
Trump hailed as a key achievement of billion in June to $46.3 billion, over- goods with steep punitive duties. Wal-Mart 89.6 + 0.95%
Walt Disney 114.09 + 1.19%
“I might think the $60 billion is a weak response to our $200 (billion)”
White House slams ‘weak’ Chinese tariff threat, ‘lousy’ economy
Top White House economic advisor administration upped the ante in its Trump raised the stakes this week got the crown jewels of the American
Larry Kudlow on Friday ridiculed plans for additional tariffs on Chinese with his threat to raise the tariff rate. economy,” he told supporters.
China’s threat of $60 billion of retal- goods worth $200 billion, suggest- The Republican president has been “I am not another politician. I keep
iatory tariffs as “weak” and said the ing the rate could be increased to 25 keen to show he is tough on trade my promises.” An all-out trade war
world’s second-largest economy was percent. ahead of tricky congressional elec- could overshadow Trump’s other-
in significant “trouble.” “I might think the $60 billion is a tions in November, joking at a rally in wise solid economic record of low
After China threatened to impose weak response to our $200 (billion),” Pennsylvania on Thursday: “China is unemployment and stimulus-fueled
new retaliatory tariffs on a variety of Kudlow said dismissively, while ad- not happy with me.” “The politicians growth. China has said new duties
American goods -- everything from mitting that “there is a lot they can do just watched as other countries stole will be applied only if Washington
beef to condoms -- the war of words to damage our companies in China.” our jobs, plundered our wealth and pulls the trigger on its new tariffs.
between Washington and Beijing es- The two countries have been em-
calated yet further. broiled for months in a trade conflict
Warning that China had “better that has threatened to hurt consumers Foreign Exchange
take President (Donald) Trump seri- in both countries. The US imposed 25
ously,” Kudlow insisted the Asian percent tariffs on $34 billion of Chi- EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
giant “is in trouble right now -- their nese goods in early July, with another EURO - 1.16 1.52 .89 1.56 1.15 9.10 129.00
economy is lousy, investors are walk- $16 billion to be targeted in coming USA .86 - 1.30 .77 1.35 1.00 7.87 112.36
ing out, the currency is falling.” weeks, drawing an in-kind retaliation CAN .66 .77 - .59 1.04 .75 6.00 86.00
“Foreign investors don’t want to be from China. Days later, Washington UK 1.12 1.30 1.69 - 1.75 1.30 10.20 145.00
in China. I noticed today that Japan’s unveiled a list of another $200 bil- AUS .64 .74 .96 .57 - .75 5.80 82.00
stock market is now worth more than lion in Chinese goods, from areas as SWISS .87 1.00 1.33 .77 1.33 - 7.90 112.00
China’s -- I love that,” he told jour- varied as electrical machinery, leather H.KONG .11 .13 .17 .10 .17 .13 - 14.20
nalists at the White House. Beijing’s goods and seafood, that would be hit JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
latest salvo came after the Trump with 10 percent import duties. But

Page 4 Saturday August 04, 2018
GM has warned the auto tariffs, although intended to protect domestic manufacturers Playing with history
GM seeks to exempt Buick SUV from looming Trump tariffs Corsica’s Playmobil homage
Auto giant General Motors has asked United States.” Citing threats to US the month, and GM on July 30 sub-
US authorities to exclude its Buick national security, President Donald mitted a request to spare the Envi- to Napoleon
Envision SUV from the sweeping Trump in May threatened to impose sion. Tucked away on a side street near
tariffs Washington has threatened to tariffs of 25 percent on all auto im- That came during another week of the Corsican home where Napoleon
impose on auto imports. ports, which could take effect as soon escalating threats in the intensifying Bonaparte was born, a mini museum
The Envision, a key part of the as next month. battle between Washington and Bei- invites young minds to relive the
Buick lineup, is manufactured and Trump last month agreed to shelve jing, with Chinese authorities target- French emperor’s story -- through
mainly sold in China, GM’s largest the auto , at least concerning Europe- ing another $60 billion in American scenes painstakingly built from hun-
market, and the automaker requested an imports, following a visit from EU goods after Trump unveiled plans to dreds of Playmobil figurines.
it be exempt from US import tariffs if Commission President Jean-Claude jack up looming tariff rates on $200 Frederic Pierrot, a 53-year-old IT
they are imposed. Juncker. billion in Chinese products. entrepreneur, came up with the idea
GM sells 80 percent of the En- GM has warned the auto tariffs, “GM has determined that import- a few years ago as a way to pay hom-
visions in China, importing only although intended to protect domes- ing the Envision with an added 25 age to the Mediterranean island’s
42,000 into the US market in 2017, tic manufacturers, could harm them percent tariff on the vehicle could most famous son while “rediscover-
the company told AFP, meaning that instead. The company also says the limit the Envision’s ability to com- ing the historical reconstructions I did
“assembly in our home market is not current trade wars should cost it $1 pete in the luxury SUV market in the when I was 10 years old”.
an option for this vehicle.” billion this year, mainly due to rising US,” the company said. “I wanted an original idea, far from
But GM President Dan Ammann input costs. The Envision accounted for 19 all the digital technology offerings,”
told reporters Friday that “The prof- The government has solicited percent of Buick’s US sales last year, he said, of his Naporama museum in
its that we generate from selling the comments from the public on the competing with Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep the island’s capital, Ajaccio.
vehicle here are re-invested in the tariff proposal through the end of Grand Cherokee and Cadillac XT5. Using pieces from his vast Playmo-
bil collection, he began customising
One of which will feature Mexican movie star Gael Garcia Bernal the figurines with paper, raffia and
even handmade accessories to cre-
YouTube launches first series in Spanish, starring Gael Garcia Bernal ate historically accurate scenes and
Online video platform YouTube an- and comedian Sofia Nino de Rivera. shows they can also download and characters. For 20 euros ($23) fans
nounced Friday plans to launch sev- YouTube, whose free content was watch offline. In May, the online can buy their own made-to-order
eral series in Spanish for the first until now mostly uploaded by users video service launched its most ambi- Napoleon or his wife Josephine. Giv-
time, one of which will feature Mexi- themselves, has this year embarked tious project yet, “Cobra Kai,” which ing guided tours, Pierrot sharpens his
can movie star Gael Garcia Bernal. on a new strategy of investing in its is inspired by the “Karate Kid” films. visitors’ curiosity with little known
In addition to the show featuring own programming. The first episode, which was free, anecdotes while sketching out the
the star of “Motorcycle Diaries,” It is trying to flesh out content on was viewed more than 40 million events which changed the course of
Google-owned YouTube is preparing its new service, YouTube Premium, a times. Its success was such that just history.
two other Spanish-language series reboot of the YouTube Red platform a week after its launch, YouTube an- “When he was 13 years old, Napo-
starring Colombian singer Maluma that will offer paying subscribers nounced the production of a second leon organised a snowball fight which
and another with Mexican actress an ad-free streaming service whose season. lasted three days at the Brienne mili-
tary school” in northeast France, he
About 24,000 North Koreans were officially working in Russia at the end of 2017 said, during a recent visit.
“For historians, these days already
US slams Russia over work permits for North Korean laborers gave a hint of the future chief’s char-
US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Fri- ers enter the country to earn wages Last month, Russia and China put acter.” Next up are reconstructions,
day said reports that Russia had vio- that are a source of hard currency rev- a six-month hold on a US request to beginning with the 1793 Siege of
lated UN sanctions resolutions by is- enue for Pyongyang. The UN Secu- halt all deliveries of oil products to Toulon, where the young general
suing new work permits to thousands rity Council has barred governments North Korea after accusing Pyong- showed his strategic flair, and end-
of North Korean laborers were “cred- from issuing new work permits for yang of having illegally imported ing with his crowning as emperor in
ible” and “deeply troubling.” North Korean workers, and decided fuel beyond a cap set in UN reso- 1804. The tone is unabashedly up-
“Talk is cheap - Russia cannot sup- in December that current contracts lutions. The Wall Street Journal re- beat -- there is no reproduction of his
port sanctions with their words in the would be terminated by 2019. viewed Russian interior ministry re- disastrous final defeat at Waterloo,
Security Council only to violate them “Credible reports of Russia violat- cords showing that more than 10,000 for instance -- with tales of courage,
with their actions,” Haley said in a ing UN Security Council resolutions new North Korean workers had regis- friendship and a bit of coquetry.
statement. The Wall Street Journal re- on North Korean laborers working tered in Russia since the ban last year, “It’s funny when we see (Em-
ported Thursday that Russia was let- abroad are deeply troubling,” said and at least 700 new work permits is- manuel) Macron and his wife today,”
ting thousands of North Korea labor- Haley. sued this year. Pierrot says, referring to the age dif-
ference between the French president
“This is a big deal for our country and we want America to know that we are back” and his wife, Brigitte, 25 years his
Blend of novices, veterans to fly on first private US spaceships senior. “But for their civil wedding,
Josephine de Beauharnais declared
NASA on Friday announced the first rockets from American soil,” said SpaceX’s first crew tests will be herself five years younger than her
nine astronauts who will fly to space NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine manned by shuttle astronauts Robert real age, while Napoleon made him-
on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in at a ceremony to announce the crew Behnken and Douglas Hurley. self older so they could hide their
2019, a mix of novices and space members in Houston, Texas. After that, the companies move on (six-year) age difference.”
shuttle veterans. An uncrewed Boeing orbital flight to actual missions. NASA “has con- The episode leads to the tale of Na-
These pioneering flights to the test is scheduled for later this year, tracted six missions, with as many as poleon’s coronation, when a rushed
International Space Station aboard with the first crew on board in mid- four astronauts per mission, for each church wedding had to be arranged
commercially built crew capsules 2019, NASA said. company,” the agency said. after Josephine informed the pope
will restore the American ability to For SpaceX, a demonstration flight On board Starliner’s first mission that they were not yet married in the
send people into orbit for the first with no passengers is set for Novem- will be NASA veteran Sunita Wil- eyes of God.
time since the US space shuttle pro- ber 2018, and the first manned flight liams, a retired Navy captain and Napoleon was so annoyed that he
gram retired in 2011. set for April 2019. experienced space shuttle astronaut, made sure only civil weddings had
For the past seven years NASA Those named for the crew test and Josh Cassada, a Navy pilot mak- any legal foundation in French law
astronauts have hitched rides to the flights for Starliner include NASA ing his first flight to space. when he laid out what would become
orbiting outpost on Russia’s Soyuz shuttle veterans Eric Boe and Chris- SpaceX’s first crew will include known as the Napoleonic Code.
spacecraft, at a cost of some $80 mil- topher Ferguson, along with Nicole naval aviator Victor Glover, also a Pierrot also has another trick to
lion a seat. Aunapu Mann, a naval aviator who novice to spaceflight, and shuttle vet- keep visitors on their toes. Hidden
“This is a big deal for our coun- was named a NASA astronaut in 2013 eran Michael Hopkins. among the Playmobil models are
try and we want America to know and will be making her first flight to More astronauts will be announced characters who don’t belong: Harry
that we are back, that we are flying space. “It is going to be a proud mo- to join the crews at a later date, Potter, Yoda, Sherlock Holmes, a
American astronauts on American ment for America,” she said. NASA said. Pokemon...

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“I’ll try to sleep as late as I can but with your body clock you might get a few hours sleep”
Murray worries remain as Tsitsipas reaches ATP semis

Andy Murray’s emotional condition “I do understand 3 a.m. is very dif-
and physical status was the talk of ficult for everyone,” O’Brien said.
the ATP and WTA Washington Open “But when you have four days of rain
after reaching Friday’s quarter-finals that is scattered throughout the day,
left the three-time Grand Slam cham- there’s very little room for flexibility
pion shattered and weeping. with the schedule.”
Britain’s Murray, in only his third Murray might end up with two
event after an 11-month layoff with matches in a day anyway as rain
a right hip injury, edged Romania’s struck for a fifth consecutive day Fri-
Marius Copil 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) day, causing a brief delay for 10th-
in a Thursday match that began at seeded Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas
midnight thanks to rain delays and in his 6-3, 6-4 upset of Belgian third
ended at 3:02 a.m. Friday morning seed David Goffin.
-- the latest finish in the tournament’s With storms forecast to return
50-year history by 35 minutes. about the time Murray’s match would
“I don’t think I should be put in a start, he could face an early quarter-
position like that,” Murray said. “(My final and late semi on Saturday.
body) doesn’t feel great right now. Tsitsipas, 19, took one of the big-
“I’ve had a few long matches. Fin- gest victories of his young career by
ishing matches at three in the morn- ousting Goffin in 74 minutes. Ranked
ing isn’t good for anyone involved in a career-high 32nd, he reached the
the event, players, TV, fans, anyone. Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates a point against Marius Copil of Romania (AFP) fourth round last month at Wimble-
“When you’re expected to come to be finishing matches at 3 o’clock because that, I believe, is the right don, becoming the first Greek player
back and perform the next day, I think in the morning. By the time you fin- message for anyone in this sport,” in the last 16 of a Grand Slam in the
that’s unreasonable.” ish doing recovery and everything it’s she said. Open Era.
The 31-year-old Scotsman said 5.30 or 6 o’clock in the morning. “Certainly if he can’t play because Tsitsipas reached his first career
that he might not play his sched- “I’ll try to sleep as late as I can but of his injury that’s one thing. But ATP final in May at Barcelona, losing
uled Friday last-match quarter-final with your body clock you might get a he’s a fighter, and he doesn’t give to Rafael Nadal.
against 19-year-old Australian Alex few hours sleep. It’s like playing two up, and he needs to have everyone Defending champion and world
De Minaur, who ousted two seeded matches in a day. I’m not sure how see that.” number three Alexander Zverev of
players Thursday. well I’ll recover from that.” The Washington event starts mid- Germany was set to face Japanese
“Not playing, potentially, is pos- Tournament director Keely week men’s matches typically not be- seventh seed Kei Nishikori, with
sible. I don’t know how players are O’Brien told the Washington Post she fore 4 p.m., a nod to past complaints the winner to face Tsitsipas, and lo-
expected to recover from that,” Mur- hopes Murray will play as planned. by some of having to repeatedly play cal hero Denis Kudla was to meet
ray said. “It’s a very difficult position “I hope we see him on court to- in the heat of the day while bigger Russian 16th seed Andrey Rublev in
to be coming back from a long injury night fighting like he did last night, names had cooler conditions at night. other quarter-finals.

“Everything is progressing very well at the moment ...” Woods is a 14-time major champion
Niki Lauda: F1 legend turned airline maverick Tiger joins McIlroy, Thomas for start of PGA Championship
On fire in a burning race car cockpit: bed, Lauda surprised everyone by Former world number one Tiger them are three players seeking a first
Formula One legend Niki Lauda will taking part in the Italian Grand Prix Woods was paired with four-time major crown -- American Rickie
forever be known for his 1976 acci- in Monza. major winner Rory McIlroy and de- Fowler, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama
dent. He finished fourth while still in fending champion Justin Thomas in and England’s Ian Poulter.
But that didn’t stop the famous bandages after having suffered first- tee times for the 100th PGA Champi- US Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk
battler -- currently recovering from to third-degree burns over his face onship revealed Friday. tees off two groups ahead of that
a lung transplant -- from winning a and hands and inhaled toxic fumes. Woods, a 14-time major champion, alongside two potential members
total of three world titles and later He had missed only two races but shared sixth at the British Open last of the team he will take to France
founding his own airlines. he was unable to resist a challenge month and briefly led in the final next month, Tony Finau and Xander
Lauda, 69 and currently non-exec- from British racer James Hunt, who round, his best contention in a major Schauffele.
utive chairman of world champions won four of the last seven races to since spinal fusion surgery last year The traditional grouping of the
Mercedes, underwent the operation overhaul Lauda and claim his only after years of back pain struggles. year’s three prior major winners was
Thursday at Vienna’s general hospital world title. Woods, who last won a major title made for the last time, with British
following a lung infection he picked The rivalry between the two men at the 2008 US Open, seeks a fifth Open winner Francesco Molinari of
up while on holiday on Spain’s Ibiza -- which demonstrated the Austrian’s career PGA crown next week at Bel- Italy, US Open winner Brooks Ko-
island. “Everything is progressing extraordinary courage and fighting lerive Country Club in St. Louis. That epka and fellow American Patrick
very well at the moment, and we are spirit -- was portrayed in the 2013 would match the record career total Reed, the Masters champion, set to
very satisfied,” Walter Klepetko, who film “Rush” by American director shared by Jack Nicklaus and Walter start at 1:15 p.m. in round one and
operated on Lauda and leads the hos- Ron Howard. Hagen. 7:50 a.m. in round two.
pital’s department for thoracic sur- In 1977, Lauda went on to win his McIlroy, Woods and Thomas, who Next year, the tournament moves
gery, told Austria’s ORF broadcaster. second F1 world championship title took his first major title last year at to May. Two groups after this year’s
Lauda won his first Formula One with Ferrari and quit Formula One at Quail Hollow, will begin off the 10th major winners is the trio of Spain’s
Grand Prix in 1975 with Ferrari, al- the end of 1979. tee in the first round at 8:23 a.m. Jon Rahm, England’s Justin Rose and
though it was on August 1 the follow- But he came back in 1982, this (1323 GMT) next Thursday and start American Jordan Spieth, who hopes
ing year that his life changed forever: time with McLaren, with whom he off the first tee next Friday at 1:48 to win the event to complete a career
the reigning world champion’s race- won his last world champion title in p.m. (1848 GMT). Grand Slam.
car burst into flames on the Nuerbur- 1984. Quitting as an F1 driver gave Two groups and 22 minutes ahead
gring track in Germany. him more room to pursue his second of that trio will be five-time major
He stayed in the burning vehicle passion, civil aviation, and in 1979 winner Phil Mickelson, fellow Amer-
for almost a minute before being he founded Lauda Air, selling it at a ican Keegan Bradley and another
pulled out. profit to Austrian Airlines in 2002. past PGA champion, Australia’s Ja-
Images of the accident of the de- But that wasn’t his last venture in son Day.
fending champion went around the the airline industry: in 2004, he cre- A group in front of that are major
world -- but it was just the start of ated the profitable low cost carrier winners Danny Willett of England
Lauda’s legend. Six weeks after re- Niki that he sold to Germany’s Air and Henrik Stenson of Sweden plus
ceiving the last rites in his hospital Berlin in 2011. American Pat Perez. Just ahead of Tiger Woods (Photo AFP)

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The aim of the game is to fill a 9x9 grid (81 squares) that is subdivided into 3x3 “sub-squares, with each of the numbers one through nine, besides
the ones that are already filled with numbers.
The rule is that each number appear only once per row, once per column, and only once per sub-square. It is rather easy to solve, in fact no math-
ematical knowledge is required. The solutions are indicated below.
Have fun!

Beginners Advanced
4 8 6 3 1 7 8 5

4 5 7 9 4

6 1 9 5 4 8 9 5 2

3 4 5 8 2 5 9 7 8 2

6 2 7 6 1 2 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 8
9 10 11
2 7 1 4 5 7 8 1 4 6
12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19
9 6 1 8 2 1 2 3 8
20 21
22 23 24 25
3 2 9 5 8
26 27 28
7 1 8 3 5 2 29 30 1 31 6
32 33 34 35
36 37
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ACROSS DOWN

9 10 11 1 First woman 2 Locale
4 Extras 3 Railway
12 13 14 15 16 9 Tree 5 Pummeled
11 Chances of winning 6 Mud brick
12 Not (prefix) 7 Road (abbr.)
17 18 19
13 Bullets 8 Sports channel
15 Philly locale 10 IBM Competitor
20 21
17 Yielding 12 Usable
20 Conger 14 Turbulent
22 23 24 25 21 Adolescent 16 Discrimination based on age
22 Malicious 18 Horsefly
26 27 28 24 Federal Bureau of Investigation 19 Information
26 Stingy 23 Famous composer
29 30 31 29 Loudness unit (abbr.) 25 Runs into gently
30 Traveled by horse 27 Bomb
31 Millimeter 28 Scarlet
32 33 34 35
32 Antelope 33 United States (abbr.)
34 Sink 35 Caesarʼs 49
36 37
36 Stop
37 Acid drug
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12 Not (prefix) 7 Road (abbr.) Solution:
13 Bullets 8 Sports channel
15 Philly locale 10 IBM Competitor
17 Yielding 12 Usable
20 Conger 14 Turbulent
21 Adolescent 16 Discrimination based on age
22 Malicious 18 Horsefly
24 Federal Bureau of Investigation 19 Information
26 Stingy 23 Famous composer
29 Loudness unit (abbr.) 25 Runs into gently
30 Traveled by horse 27 Bomb
31 Millimeter 28 Scarlet
32 Antelope 33 United States (abbr.)
34 Sink 35 Caesarʼs 49
36 Stop
37 Acid drug


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Monday, July 30
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Tuesday, July 31 Hacienda Spa Cafe
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Wednesday, August 1 Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
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Friday, August 3 Functional Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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