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Important news for important people Volume 3089 Sunday February 11, 2018
International Business Sports
For residents of a Rio de Janeiro men- A Russian man promising stolen Venus Williams swept aside Arantxa Cabo San Lucas
tal institute, carnival madness means hacking tools and compromising in- Rus in straight sets to take the defend- Sunny
more than just fun. At a street party formation on President Donald Trump ing champion United States 1-0 up in Sunrise: 6:55 AM
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About the probe into his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia Entertainment
Trump tells Democrats to refile probe memo Movie star, ex-US envoy to
Mexico John Gavin dies
US President Donald Trump on Sat- Nunes, saying it could jeopardize US Actor John Gavin, whose handsome
urday told Democratic lawmakers intelligence collection methods. looks landed him roles in the 1960
to refile a memo about the probe Democrats on the intelligence films “Psycho” and “Spartacus” and
into his campaign’s possible collu- committee complained the Repub- was later US ambassador to Mexico,
sion with Russia, leaving a chance licans’ four-page memo cherry- died in California, US media report-
the document could still be re- picked facts and explained events ed. He was 86.
leased. out of context and was thus not Gavin died at his home in Beverly
The document is the Democrats’ accurate, sparking their wish for a Hills, the Los Angeles Times report-
response to a four-page memoran- rebuttal. ed, citing Brad Burton Moss, manag-
dum written by Republican legislator They joined other Trump admin- er of Gavin’s actress wife Constance
Devin Nunes, which Trump agreed to istration critics in calling the release Towers. He gave no cause.
declassify and release on February 2 of the Republican document an effort With his square jaw, dark good
-- against the advice of his own FBI to undermine the investigation led looks and 6-foot-4 (1.93 meter)
director and the Department of Jus- by Special Counsel Robert Mueller frame, Gavin was twice nearly cast as
tice. into possible links between Trump’s James Bond.
On Saturday Trump called the 2016 presidential campaign and Rus- Gossip columnist Hedda Hopper
Democratic document “a very politi- sia, as well as possible obstruction of described him as handsome with
cal and long response memo which justice. “a silken sort of threat which gives
they knew, because of sources and The Nunes memo claimed Demo- women chills up and down the spine.”
methods (and more), would have to cratic-funded research prompted the Gavin gained widespread attention
be heavily redacted.” FBI to spy on a former Trump cam- as the lead of the 1958 World War II
That would allow them, he said, to US President Donald Trump (Photo AFP) paign aide, Carter Page, which the movie “A Time to Love and a Time
“blame the White House for lack of and especially sensitive passages.” White House said raised questions to Die,” based on an Erich Maria Re-
transparency. McGahn wrote that portions of the about FBI and Department of Justice marque novel.
“Told them to re-do and send back Democratic memo would create integrity. He then played opposite Lana
in proper form!” the president said in “significant concerns for the na- Mueller has already indicted two Turner in “Imitation of Life” (1959),
a tweet. tional security and law enforcement officials including Trump campaign as Janet Leigh’s divorced lover in
On Friday, Trump refused to de- interests,” concerns which FBI chief chairman Paul Manafort. Two other Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” and as
classify the Democratic document. Christopher Wray and Deputy Attor- officials, including onetime nation- Julius Caesar in “Spartacus.”
In a letter to the chairman of the ney General Rod Rosenstein raised al security advisor Michael Flynn, Once considered “the next Rock
House Intelligence Committee, in a separate letter. have admitted lying to investiga- Hudson” by Universal Studios,
White House lawyer Don McGahn The FBI had previously issued a tors. Gavin’s career never quite took off,
said the Democrats’ rebuttal “con- highly unusual warning against re- Trump has repeatedly denied any even though he was initially signed
tains numerous properly classified leasing the memo from Republican collusion with Russia. to play James Bond in “Diamonds are
Forever” (1971) and “Live and Let
“Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation” Die” (1973), losing out to Sean Con-
Trump laments ‘shattered’ lives after aides resign nery and Roger Moore respectively.
Gavin however had many Hol-
President Donald Trump on Saturday falsely accused - life and career are White House, and offered his wishes lywood friends, and in 1971 was
said that lives were being “shattered” gone. Is there no such thing any lon- for “a wonderful career” ahead. elected president of the Screen Actors
by allegations that may be false after ger as Due Process?” The president has stood by others Guild.
two of his White House quit over do- The remark by the president -- including Roy Moore, the Alabama When actor friend Ronald Rea-
mestic abuse issues. -- himself the object of numerous Republican who ran unsuccessfully gan became US president in 1981,
Trump’s White House has been harassment claims -- came after for the US Senate -- when they faced he chose Gavin -- who was fluent in
heavily criticized for its clumsy han- White House speechwriter David allegations of abuse or harassment. Spanish, and of Mexican, Spanish
dling of the allegations, which comes Sorensen resigned on Friday, even Trump has vociferously denied and Chilean ancestry -- as US ambas-
amid a continuing national debate while denying his wife’s claims of charges from at least 19 women that sador to Mexico.
over sexual misconduct and how it abuse. he is guilty of sexual harassment or The Mexicans however chafed at
should be dealt with. And it came after staff secretary abuse. having an actor sent to that important
“Peoples lives are being shattered Rob Porter on Wednesday stepped Sexual misconduct claims have post.
and destroyed by a mere allegation,” down after abuse allegations from hit a growing list of influential men Gavin’s criticism of Mexican gov-
Trump tweeted. two former wives became public. in politics, the media, the entertain- ernment corruption, as well as com-
“Some are true and some are false. Trump not only accepted Porter’s ment industry and other sectors since plaints about the northward flow of
Some are old and some are new. claim of innocence but later praised the scandal over Hollywood mogul illegal drugs and undocumented im-
There is no recovery for someone him for doing “a very good job” in the Harvey Weinstein erupted in October. migrants, did not help.

Page 2 Sunday February 11, 2018
“The goal was to get patients involved and to help the neighborhood revitalize its carnival”
Carnival madness brings joy to Rio mental institute

For residents of a Rio de Janeiro hol and cocaine addictions and says
mental institute, carnival madness that carnival is good therapy.
means more than just fun. “It is great to be among friends
At a street party held this week for rather than shut inside,” Goncalves,
the patients of the Nise da Silveira In- 52, said.
stitute, 1,500 patients, staff and rela- “Thanks to the carnival, patients
tives dressed up in everything from stop seeing themselves through soci-
tigers to harlequin costumes or pirates. ety’s prejudices, which consider them
Also invited were dozens of neigh- dangerous, useless or lazy,” said de
bors from the modest neighborhood Moura Mendes. “They can express
of Engenho de Dentro, which is themselves freely, they’re real art-
close to the stadium used in the 2016 ists.”
Olympic athletics contests, but far ‘Devil’ mayor
from the usual carnival territory of Whether rehearsing the music or
southern Rio. making costumes, the patients spend
The institute used to be named the much of the year preparing the annu-
Pedro II Psychiatric Center but was al “Madness on the outskirts” party.
renamed after Brazil’s most famous There’s a stock of extra costumes
psychiatrist, da Silveira, who died in for those who don’t have one kept in
1999. what used to be a chapel for holding
A student of Carl Jung, she revo- wakes.
lutionized mental health practices in Revellers of the Mancha Verde samba school perform during the first night of carnival (AFP) Marcio Inacio, 49, is a former
Brazil, leading to the abolition of ag- “The goal was to get patients in- “Carnival is part of my life. Our patient for depression, and this year
gressive treatments like lobotomy. In- volved and to help the neighbor- ‘bloco’ shows that we must overcome came to build a huge and irreverent
stead, her methods focused on bring- hood revitalize its carnival, since the prejudice. Crazy people are also ca- carnival effigy of Mayor Marcelo
ing patients back into society -- an ‘blocos’ have all gone to the tour- pable of being happy and having Crivella, depicting him with devil
approach that continues today at the ist zones,” said Ariadne de Moura fun,” he said. horns -- a dig at a mayor who is an
institute. Mendes, who launched the project. Monica, another schizophrenia evangelical bishop and appears to
In 2001, staff turned an existing Sense of freedom patient, was itching to get started. “I disapprove of the carnival excesses.
art-therapy workshop into a “bloco,” Before hitting the streets, everyone feel free here,” the 42-year-old cried It’s also a dig at Crivella for hav-
the name for the amateur street par- gathered in the courtyard in their cos- out, wearing a fuchsia tutu and stop- ing ordered budget cuts which have
ties that spring up all over Rio in dif- tumes. Some came walking on stilts, ping passersby to give them a kiss on hurt the city’s already struggling
ferent sizes during carnival season. others carried big colorful flags. the cheek. health system. Among those feeling
Like all “blocos,” it needed a For Andre Poesia, 42, it was time to Silas Goncalves, wearing a flowery the pinch is the mental home’s carni-
catchy name and this one was called warm up his vocal chords. Suffering from T-shirt, played drums, a key compo- val: government subsidies that pre-
“Loucura suburbana,” roughly trans- schizophrenia, he is one of the “bloco’s” nent of the samba music popular in viously helped it come to life have
lating as “Madness on the outskirts.” singers, who perform from a sound truck. “blocos.” He’s being treated for alco- been axed.

Announcement Conflict But women still face a number of restrictions
Tanzania withdraws from Hezbollah hails Syrian air de- Saudi women need not wear abaya robes: senior cleric
Crown Prince Mohammed bin
UN refugee programme fences for downing Israel F16 Saudi women should not have to Salman has recently introduced a se-
wear the loose-fitting abaya robe to
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbol- shroud their bodies in public, a senior ries of reforms in favour of women
announced his country will pull out of lah hailed Syria’s air defences after cleric said, in the latest sign of a far- as the kingdom prepares for a post-
the UN’s “comprehensive refugee re- they downed an Israeli fighter jet on reaching liberalisation drive. oil era.
sponse framework”, which provides Saturday, saying it marked the start of “More than 90 percent of pious Saudi Arabia last month allowed
lasting solutions for refugees, including a “new strategic era”. Muslim women in the Muslim world women to enter a football stadium for
integration into host communities. “This is the beginning of a new do not wear abayas,” said Sheikh the first time to watch a game.
“Tanzania has decided to withdraw strategic era which puts an end to the Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of The move came four months after
for reasons of security and lack of violation of Syrian airspace and terri- the Council of Senior Scholars -- the the kingdom announced an end to a
funds,” a statement said. tory,” Hezbollah said in a statement kingdom’s highest religious body. long-standing ban on women driv-
President Magufuli announced the published by Lebanon’s ANI news “So we should not force people ing -- a major change to the country’s
decision on Friday at a meeting of agency. to wear abayas,” he told a television ultra-conservative social order.
top diplomats in Dar es Salaam, the Hezbollah, which is backing Syr- programme broadcast on Friday. But women still face a number of
country’s biggest city. ian President Bashar al-Assad’s in Saudi Arabia, which has some of restrictions.
Tanzania informed the United Nations his country’s civil war, praised the the world’s tightest restrictions on Under Saudi Arabia’s existing
High Commissioner for Refugees (UN- “vigilance of the Syrian army” and women, requires them to wear the guardianship system, a male family
HCR) in January that it was suspend- said it had “bravely blocked Israeli garment by law. The government has member -- normally the father, hus-
ing the granting of citizenship to some warplanes and downed an F16”. not said whether it will change the band or brother -- must grant permis-
Burundian refugees and that it would Israel struck what it said were Ira- law, but this is the first such comment sion for a woman’s study, travel and a
discourage new asylum applications. nian targets inside Syria on Saturday from a senior religious figure. host of other activities.
Tanzania has long been considered in “large-scale” raids after an Israeli
a safe haven for refugees, particularly warplane crashed under fire from
from Burundi and the Democratic Syrian air defences, its military said.
Republic of Congo. The confrontation was the most
According to the Tanzanian govern- serious between arch-foes Israel and
ment newspaper Daily News, Magufu- Iran since the civil war in Syria began
li blames the international community in 2011.
for failing to release funds pledged to Israel said the raids came after it
help Tanzania integrate refugees. intercepted what it said was an Ira-
According to UNHCR, the “com- nian drone entering its airspace from
prehensive refugee response frame- Syria.
work” approach is based on the idea Iran denounced Israeli “lies” and
that refugees should be included in said Syria had the right to self-de-
their host communities. fence in response to Israeli strikes.

Page 3 Sunday February 11, 2018
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Ready to withdraw from NAFTA if current negotiations did not conclude with a satisfactory deal
Exxon Mobil
NAFTA must protect workers left behind by global economy: Trudeau General Electric
Canadian Prime Minister Justin aside,” he said, adding the issue must on January 29 -- but the Canadian H.P.
Trudeau called for better protection be discussed as part of ongoing ef- premier said the toughest issues re- Home Depot
of workers “left behind” by global- forts between Canada, the US and main, including “rules of origin in the IBM
ization and technological develop- Mexico to revamp NAFTA. auto industry.” Intel
ment -- and said North American Trudeau called for improved sharing On Wednesday, Trudeau said in Johnson & Johnson
Free Trade Agreement renegotiations of wealth and help for people “whose Chicago that Canada was ready to JPMorgan
should take this into account. livelihoods have been disrupted by withdraw from NAFTA -- described Kraft Heinz Co
“The wave of technological inno- global economic shifts” -- adding he and by Trump as a “bad joke” -- if cur- McDonalds
vation,” particularly in Silicon Val- US President Donald Trump agree “too rent negotiations did not conclude Merck & Co
ley, which Trudeau visited Thursday, many people have been left behind.” with a satisfactory deal for the Microsoft
“can be hugely positive and trans- “We need to collectively do a much country. Pfizer
formative,” he said Friday during a better job of ensuring the benefits But he added Friday that “trade is Procter & Gamble
speech at the Ronald Reagan Presi- of trade are shared more broadly to not a hockey game” with a winner Travelers Cos
dential Library, near Los Angeles. more people,” he said. and a loser, and that the trade pact United Tech.
“But we cannot allow it to sweep Six rounds of NAFTA talks have has benefited Canada, the US and Verizon
some people and their families already concluded -- the most recent Mexico. Wal-Mart
Walt Disney
“I feel like every woman has some kind of responsibility to do something and contribute to change”
#MeToo NY Fashion show spotlights sexual harassment
Eight models, all subject to sexual “I feel like every woman has some In a few minutes, they told their “Standing here and talking about
harassment or assault in one form kind of responsibility to do some- story, often years old of how a friend this is so important... I’m really sorry
or another, took advantage of New thing and contribute to change,” she of the family, a boyfriend or an online to say ‘me too,’ but I am really glad
York Fashion Week on Friday to raise told AFP. “If you are saying it’s time predator had harassed them, assaulted we are doing something about it fi-
awareness for the #MeToo movement to change or time’s up, then do some- or even raped them, their voices often nally,” she added to huge applause.
sweeping the United States. thing about it.” breaking. After their remarks, came a period of
Far from the bright lights of the The clothes were not the star of the “I am a little shaken,” said one, af- heavy silence. “I like the silence because
most coveted fashion tickets in town, show, although the 30-year-old said ter recounting in detail how she was I feel you felt it... how they became vul-
none of the women were famous. The the mix of fur and leather on the one raped by a date and didn’t dare tell nerable one more time in front of you,
venue was a room practically given hand, with silk and tulle on the other her mother for weeks. a room full of strangers,” said Chalek.
for free by an affordable hotel close aimed to show both the strength and
to Times Square. femininity of women.
Instead it was an overtly political “The difference with this fashion Foreign Exchange
show organized by advocate and entre- show is that one of the criteria (for
preneur Myriam Chalek, who has made models) is that you had to be a victim EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
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alized models on the runway during this show,” she explained. USA .81 - 1.27 .72 1.28 .93 7.81 108.70
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it is the entire point of her show. face covered with a pig’s mask.

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It warned that potentially both engines could shut down simultaneously Unemployment
New engine glitch prompts Airbus A320neo delivery delays IMF chief urges Arab states
A new glitch causing in-flight shut- day that a new problem had emerged down and rejected takeoff have been
downs of the Pratt & Whitney en- with the Geared Turbo Fan (GTF) reported” with the single-aisle aircraft. to slash spending
gines that power the Airbus A320neo engine whose cause was still under It warned that potentially both en- IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Sat-
has prompted some airlines to post- investigation. gines could shut down simultaneous- urday urged Arab countries to slash
pone delivery of the aircraft, the avia- Last year, other problems with the ly. An industry source said 11 A320n- public wages and subsidies in order
tion giant said Saturday. GTF engine also caused delays in de- eos have been grounded to replace to rein in spending, achieve sustain-
“We are in discussions with the liveries of the twin-engine A320neo, a the engines. A total of 113 planes in able growth and create jobs.
airlines and responding on a case-by- more fuel-efficient version of the Air- the A320neo family, used by 18 air- Speaking at the one-day Arab Fis-
case basis,” an Airbus spokesperson bus company’s best-selling airliner. lines, are currently in service that are cal Forum in Dubai, Lagarde wel-
told AFP. “Some have decided to put On Friday, Europe’s air safety au- equipped with the engines. comed “promising” reforms adopted
off their delivery and others have not.” thority EASA issued an “emergency Airbus also uses LEAP engines by some Arab countries, but insisted
The European aircraft manufactur- airworthiness directive” saying that co-produced by General Electric and much more was needed to overcome
er and Pratt & Whitney said late Fri- “several occurrences of inflight shut- Safran on the planes. daunting economic and social prob-
Low oil prices are weighing on the
“We created a fake product, a fake name, and we came to the counterfeit district” finances of Arab oil exporters, while
Diesel Fashion Week stunt pokes fun at knock-off artists importers are battling with rising
Diesel is ditching the catwalk to Hoodies cost $60, jeans $70 -- again The store opened under the radar debt, unemployment, conflicts, ter-
masquerade as knock-off merchants believably fake. Except these clothes last week and hundreds of customers rorism and refugee inflows, the Inter-
this Fashion Week, purporting to be are limited-range, designer goods. have already browsed and purchased, national Monetary Fund’s managing
a New York fake goods store only to “We have so many counterfeit with most of the initial buyers bliss- director said.
flog customers the real thing. products all over the world I thought, fully unaware that the joke’s on them. Almost all Arab countries have
It’s a clever gimmick for the ‘Why can’t we play with this prob- “People come and they think it is posted budget deficits over the past
40-year-old Italian label, which is lem that we have?’” Diesel founder a fake product. When they discover few years and Arab economies grew
using the fall/winter 2018 edition of Renzo Rosso told AFP, saying he be- it’s not a fake product, they can sell at just 1.9 percent last year, half the
New York’s twice-yearly style fest to lieves that more than a million coun- it for three or four times the value!” global rate, according to the Arab
open a pop-up shop on Canal Street terfeit Diesel goods are sold annually said Rosso, 62. Monetary Fund (AMF), which co-
in Chinatown, the heart of knock-off around the world. Given the queue to get in, it’s pay- organised the event with the IMF.
city in the US financial capital. “We created a fake product, a fake ing off. The store is scheduled to Yet Arab public spending re-
Sweatshirts and T-shirts are stamped name, and we came to the counterfeit close on Monday, possibly even ear- mains very high, especially in oil-
“Deisel” -- making the ruse believable. district.” lier if it runs out of stock. rich Gulf states, where government
expenditures exceed 55 percent of
Hopes to attract billions of dollars from private investors as well as donors gross domestic product, Lagarde
Iraq banks on private sector for post-IS reconstruction said.
She said many Arab governments
Months after declaring victory over nessmen due to attend, according to Erfan Ali, Iraq representative of the had taken steps to contain spending,
jihadists, war-battered Iraq hopes to the Gulf country. UN Human Settlements Programme. but the measures have often been
attract billions of dollars from private International organisations are to Education, education temporary.
investors as well as donors to fund its speak on the first day, while attending Ali said there are big hopes the Public spending reforms should
reconstruction. donor countries are expected to make private sector will play a major role focus on cutting costly subsidies
Baghdad is looking to drum up announcements on the third. in rebuilding, offering “innovative and public wage bills whilst boost-
funds at a reconstruction conference The US State Department has said solutions” to tackle the country’s ing efficiency in areas like health,
in neighbouring Kuwait from Febru- that rather than “direct contribu- problems. education and public investment,
ary 12 to 14 after announcing the de- tions”, Washington has “focused on Attracting investors will be no she said.
feat of the Islamic State group at the the private sector. It has teamed up easy task in a country ranked as the “There is really no excuse for the
end of last year. with the US Chamber of Commerce world’s tenth most corrupt in Trans- continued use of energy subsidies,”
The country is still reeling from the to organise a delegation of over 150 parency International’s 2016 Corrup- Lagarde said.
rise of IS and the punishing fightback American companies to travel to Ku- tion Perceptions Index. “They are extremely costly —- av-
it took to crush the jihadists, with wait” for the conference. But Ali said companies and busi- eraging 4.5 percent of GDP among oil
swathes of its territory in ruins and Iraq -- the second largest producer nessmen will have access to a “re- exporters and three percent of GDP
millions of people displaced. within OPEC after Saudi Arabia -- construction data platform to ensure among oil importers.”
Authorities in the resource-rich na- has already called for help from in- accountability and transparency”. All six members of the Gulf Coop-
tion say there has been a heavy toll on vestors worldwide, even as it seeks to Peter Hawkins, representative for eration Council and many other Arab
oil, electricity and manufacturing in- ramp up output from its largely un- the UN children’s fund in Iraq, says countries have reduced energy subsi-
frastructure, as well as basic services tapped reserves. reconstruction will be a mammoth dies in recent years, but their cost is
such as water and sanitation. Kuwait is setting aside its past dif- task -- not just in Mosul, retaken from still high.
Iraq needs to raise $100 billion to ferences with Iraq to host the summit. IS last July after several months of AMF chairman Abdulrahman al-
rebuild, Prime Minister Haider al- In August 1990, Iraq invaded Ku- fighting, but also elsewhere. Hamidy said the value of Arab en-
Abadi has said, after the fight against wait after accusing its neighbour of Though much of the battle against ergy subsidies dropped from $117
IS and decades of sanctions and war. “stealing” Iraqi oil from a field strad- IS took place in northern Iraq, its billion in 2015 to $98 billion last
“It’s a huge amount of money. We dling the border. southern provinces have also suffered year, according to a study by his or-
know we cannot provide it through That sparked the first Gulf War, from government budget cuts during ganisation.
our own budget,” he said at the World which ended after a US-led coalition the conflict. Lagarde warned that higher growth
Economic Forum in Davos, Switzer- ousted Iraqi forces from the emirate. Overstretched schools in the south and stringent reforms were needed to
land last month. Iraqis have since weathered inter- teach children in two or three shifts, create jobs for young Arabs.
“That’s why we now resorted to in- national sanctions, a US-led invasion the UNICEF official said. “Youth unemployment is the high-
vestment,” he said. in 2003 and the battle against IS. Iraq -- where nearly a quarter of est in the world —- averaging 25
Iraq sits on some of the world’s Today, some 2.6 million people the population survive on less than percent, and exceeding 30 percent in
largest crude reserves, which Bagh- remain displaced across the country, $2 a day -- needs “major investment nine countries,” she said. “Moreover,
dad puts at 153 billion barrels, but the International Organization for in health, education, social warfare” over 27 million hopeful young people
the war against IS and a slump in Migration has said. and water resources, he said. will join the workplace over the next
world prices have diminished its oil Satellite imagery shows some Above all, educating young Iraqis five years.”
revenues. 26,000 houses are destroyed or seri- is a chief concern, Hawkins said. Hamidy said Arab economies
‘Huge destruction’ ously damaged, including more than “If we do not start to invest in chil- must grow at 5-6 percent annually
The Kuwait conference’s second 17,000 in the jihadists’ former bas- dren’s education today, this genera- to create the necessary jobs, adding
day will be devoted to the private tion of Mosul. tion will be lost and will not be able that half of the Arab world’s estimat-
sector’s role in rebuilding Iraq, with “There is huge destruction and a to contribute to the economy and the ed 400 million population is under
more than 2,000 companies and busi- huge need to mobilise support,” said security of Iraq when they grow up.” 25 years old.

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“I didn’t start good. I was a bit nervous. Also because you play against such a great player” Winter Olympics
Tennis: Venus powers USA to early lead in Fed Cup US, S. Korea united as inter-
Korea talks occur: Pence
Venus Williams swept aside Arantxa The US and South Korea stand united
Rus in straight sets to take the de- against North Korea’s nuclear pro-
fending champion United States 1-0 gram, even as the two Koreas hold
up in their Fed Cup first-round tie talks in conjunction with the Winter
against the Netherlands on Saturday. Olympics, US Vice President Mike
Cheered on by her younger sister Pence said Saturday.
Serena, who is poised to make her Analysts say the North’s Olym-
own comeback to the sport after a pic diplomatic drive seeks to loosen
year away and the birth of her daugh- international sanctions against it
ter, seven-time Grand Slam winner and undermine the alliance between
Venus made relatively light work of Seoul and Washington.
her 124th-ranked opponent to win Pence, speaking to reporters abord
6-1, 6-4. Air Force Two after attending the
The 37-year-old, who enjoyed opening ceremony of the Games in
a renaissance year in 2017 when Pyeongchang, South Korea, said that
she reached two Grand Slam finals, he and President Moon Jae-in “con-
showed signs of slowing down to- Venus Williams of Team USA reacts against Arantxa Rus (Photo AFP) tinue to stand strong” and coordinate
wards the end of the second set even such a great player,” said the 27-year- Australian Open last month to Belin- efforts against the North.
as her advantage in skill and raw old. da Bencic of Switzerland, but insisted “There is no daylight between the
power were on display. The second set began more even- she had plenty of time to turn things United States, the Republic of Korea
It was her 1000th career match and ly, as the players found themselves around. and Japan on the need to continue to
her 22nd singles appearance in a tour- locked in long rallies and unable to “I think I’m playing well. I just had isolate North Korea economically
nament she first played in 1999, but hold their own serves. some bad luck, I played players who and diplomatically until they aban-
Williams insisted milestones were far They were level at 2-2 before Ve- just were on fire,” she said. “Some- don their nuclear and ballistic missile
from her mind. nus eventually began to pull away. times that happens, (it’s) just the be- program,” Pence said as he flew back
“I don’t really know about these Baby Alexis makes appearance ginning of the year.” to the United States.
milestones when they happen,” she Williams acknowledged the sec- In the second singles, CoCo Washington calls it a campaign of
said. “It’s just great to be playing the ond half was tighter than it could Vandeweghe was to take on Richel “maximum pressure.”
game that I love -- not really going have been. Hogenkamp. Global alarm at the rapid advance
for milestones, but then they hap- “It’s never a win until it’s over,” Serena Williams, who was already of nuclear-armed North Korea’s
pen.” she said. “On paper I looked like expecting daughter Alexis Olympia weapons technology rose further last
In front of a packed and roaring I should win the match but it was a when she won her 23rd Gand Slam year when the regime tested its Hwa-
home crowd in mountainous Ashe- battle and I’m glad the USA won the title at the 2017 Australian Open, is song-15 ballistic missile theoretically
ville, North Carolina, Williams won battle.” slated to play doubles on Sunday with capable of hitting the mainland US,
the toss and served first, closing out She added: “It’s a little challeng- Lauren Davis. in a challenge to Washington that has
the opening game with a searing ace ing, a little altitude out here. You She received a big ovation during threatened to “utterly destroy” the re-
in an early show of intent. know, I like to go big. team introductions and sat on court gime in the event of an attack.
Her Dutch opponent was unable to “I was trying to find the balance with her teammates during Venus’s President Donald Trump and the
hold her own and later admitted she between going big and going too big. match. North’s leader Kim Jong Un have en-
had let her nerves get to her as the I think that today’s match hopefully Baby Alexis Olympia, born in Sep- gaged in a series of personal insults.
first set slipped away. will help me for tomorrow.” tember, was in attendance, too, in the But as tensions rose between the
“I didn’t start good. I was a bit ner- Williams had a slow start to the arms of her father, Alexis Ohanian, in North and Washington, the Games
vous. Also because you play against year, losing in the first round of the the seats right behind them. triggered a rapid reconciliation be-
tween the two Koreas, who are still
Dustin Johnson rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt at the 18th on Saturday technically at war.
Summit invitation
Golf: Top-ranked Johnson shares Pebble Beach lead with red-hot Potter Moon was invited to a summit with
Dustin Johnson rolled in a 10-foot right ankle in a freak accident step- But things got tougher coming in, Kim, even as the US warned against
birdie putt at the 18th on Saturday to ping off a curb. The injury required with bogeys at 10, 12 and 17 before falling for Pyongyang’s Olympic
grab a share of the Pebble Beach Na- surgery and he has battled back since, he regained a share of the lead with charm offensive.
tional Pro-Am lead with Ted Potter earning his PGA Tour card via the his closing birdie. The invitation was issued through
Jr., who flirted with a 59. Tour last season. “I got off to a really good start,” Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, who was
World number one Johnson fired On Sunday he’ll be in the hunt Johnson said. “Even played pretty attending the Games with the North’s
an eagle and four birdies in his two- along with Johnson -- who opened well on the back nine, had a lot of ceremonial head of state Kim Yong
under par 70 at Pebble Beach Golf 2018 with a dominant victory in good looks at some nice birdies and Nam.
Links, one of three tournaments in the Tournament of Champions last hit good putts that just didn’t go in. Pence did not interact with the
use for the first three rounds of the month -- and former world number “The couple of bogeys that I made North Koreans even though he was
PGA Tour event. one Jason Day of Australia. were kind of just poor. The wind was seated in the same box as them at Fri-
Potter was chasing history at the Day, winner at Torrey Pines two a little bit tricky and I just got on the day’s opening ceremony.
par-71 Monterey Peninsula layout, weeks ago, had six birdies in a three- wrong side of the holes. Neither did Pence shake hands
where he teed off on 10 and played under par 69 at Pebble Beach for a “All in all,” he added, “I feel good with Kim Yong Nam while mak-
his first seven holes in seven under 12-under total of 203. about the game. I’ve got a lot of con- ing a brief appearance at a leaders’
par with five birdies and an eagle. He was tied with Troy Merritt who fidence going into tomorrow.” reception ahead of the ceremony
Potter added four more birdies af- signed for a 69 at Monterrey Peninsula. McIlroy misses cut -- although Japanese Prime Minister
ter the turn to seize the solo lead and World number two Jon Rahm of Putting troubles derailed Rory Mc- Shinzo Abe did so.
take his total for the round to 11-un- Spain fired a 70 at the par-72 Spy- Ilroy’s first Pebble Beach National Moon did not respond directly to
der. He needed one more birdie to glass Hill to head a group on 204 that Pro-Am bid as the Northern Ireland the invitation from Kim Jong Un, and
post just the 10th sub-60 round ever also included Steve Stricker (70) and star failed to make the cut. urged Pyongyang to actively seek an
on the US PGA Tour. Patrick Rodgers (69). With five birdies and five bogeys, “absolutely necessary” dialogue with
But he closed with back-to-back ‘Really good start’ McIlroy’s even par 72 at Pebble Washington, Moon’s spokesman said.
bogeys to settle for a nine-under 62 Johnson was quick out of the blocks Beach left him one-under for the Washington insists that Pyong-
and a share of the lead with Johnson with an eagle at the par-five second tournament and outside the cutline by yang -- which is under multiple sets
on 14-under 201. hole. After a bogey at the third, he two strokes. of United Nations Security Council
Potter’s only prior US PGA Tour rolled in birdies at the fourth, sixth and “I hit some really good shots,” Mc- sanctions -- must take concrete steps
win came at the Greenbrier Classic seventh -- where he drained a 28-footer Ilroy said. “I just needed a few putts toward denuclearization before any
back in 2012. In 2014 he broke his to get to 16-under for the tournament. to fall.” negotiations can take place.

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15 Light beam 11 Kimono sash
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24 Influential person 18 Charged particle
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28 Gone by 22 Baby's first word
29 Apple drink 23 Ancient
28 29 30
31 Statue of Liberty locale 25 Chinese secret society
33 Decigram (abbr.) 26 Sound of relief
31 32 33 34 Omelet (2 wds.) 27 You
35 Paid (abbr.) 29 Disks
30 Scarlet
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15 Light beam 11 Kimono sash
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19 Week (abbr.) 15 Throw
20 Southwest 16 Gold (abbr.)
22 Float up and down 17 Lands with a house
24 Influential person 18 Charged particle
26 Tricky 21 Rug
28 Gone by 22 Baby's first word
29 Apple drink 23 Ancient
31 Statue of Liberty locale 25 Chinese secret society
33 Decigram (abbr.) 26 Sound of relief
34 Omelet (2 wds.) 27 You
35 Paid (abbr.) 29 Disks
30 Scarlet
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