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Hacienda Digest

May 29th, 2018

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Fitness Class Schedule
Fitness Center 6 am – 9 pm daily
Each of our cardio stations is equipped with a
A visit to the Spa at Hacienda Beach Club and Residences is a journey into a world of sensation,
television. We supply headphones, towels and beauty and balance. The Spa’s serene desert garden environment creates an atmosphere of luxury
bottled water for your visit. Maintain your fitness with a sense of place and invites guests to relax while restoring a connection with the natural
regimen or start a new one with guidance from our rhythms of life. Poised amid the historic architecture and traditional decor of Hacienda, and the
personal trainers! vibrant colors and textures of Cabo San Lucas, the Spa offers a peaceful haven for physical,
mental, and emotional renewal.
Fitness Class Schedule Hacienda Signature Ritual

Monday, May 28 Inspired by the rhythms and formations abundantly present in nature, this
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:30 am- 10:30 am beautiful ritual brings balance and harmony to the mind and body. Like the ocean
waves and delicate patterns
Tuesday, May 29
Spinning: 8:00 am – 9:00 am in the sea shells, the body´s
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am– 11:30 am energy undulates and spirals,
creating the vibrancy and
Wednesday, May 30 power inherent in each of us.
This ritual will awaken and
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
stimulate that energy, release
Yoga: 10:00 am-11:00 am
the tensions built up in daily life, and promote overall well-being. The experience
Thursday, May 31 begins with a welcoming foot cleanse, followed by a purifying exfoliation,
Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:00 am 10:00 am continued by a deep massage to relieve tension and expand the breath. We use
Mat Pilates: 10:30am-11:30 am herbal compresses with traditional medicinal plants to reach areas of profound
tension and release blocked energy, while pure essential oils nourish and
Friday, June 01 replenish, leaving you feeling refreshed and vibrant.
Functional Training: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Spinning: 9:30 am- 10:30 am 2hrs. - $270 USD + TAX
Reformer Pilates: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Saturday, June 02 Customized Anti-Oxidant Facial
*Cardio Strength Circuit 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Yoga: 10:00 am – 11:00 am The skin purifying effect of sun-dried white and green clays combine with the
rejuvenating properties of organic Rose and Pomegranate to create the
Sunday, June 03 harmonizing effect of this treatment. The organic facial scrub with jojoba beads
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am will deeply cleanse and purify skin, while organic Oils and extracts will smooth
Spinning: 9:30 am – 10:30 am fine lines, firm, and renew elasticity of the skin. Organic Pomegranate Seed oil
contains powerful antioxidants which fight free radical damage and organic
Green and White Tea, along with Rose, aloe vera extract and Licorice Extract will
*Mix of cardio on bike, step including restore youthful elasticity and hydrate skin with lasting moisture, leaving your
TRX & Weights overall cardio workout skin feeling youthful, fresh and radiant. Aling your mind and body with the
with added strength exercises. power of cool basalt stones, which assist with the absorption and activation of the
nourishing products.

80 minutes - $185 USD + TAX
Private classes Spa Café
Hacienda Spa offers personal training classes
upon request. The Hacienda Spa Café is available daily serving a
selection of healthy snack foods, beverages and

freshly-made smoothies. Let the Café create a
smoothie to your taste or choose from our Smoothie
menu. The Café offers Wi-Fi service. Adjacent to the
Spa Café you can practice and improve your golf
game on the putting green. Putters and golf balls
HACIENDA SPA are available at the Spa Café.

Daily 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Daily 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rejuvenate your Body.
Replenish your Soul.

Hacienda Spa & Fitness Center

Group Fitness Class Schedule
May 28 to June 10

Monday, May 28 Monday, June 4

Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:30am – 10:30am Yoga: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:30am – 10:30am

Tuesday, May 29 Tuesday, June 5
Spinning: 8:00am – 9:00 am Spinning: 8:00am – 9:00 am

Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Wednesday, May 30 Wednesday, June 6
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am- 9:00 am Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am- 9:00 am

Yoga: 10:00 am- 11:00 am Yoga: 10:00 am- 11:00 am

Thursday, May 31 Thursday, June 7

Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:00 am – 10:00am Glutes, Abs and Legs: 9:00 am – 10:00am
Mat Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Mat Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Friday, June 01 Friday, June 8
Functional Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Functional Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Spinning: 9:30 am – 10:30 am Spinning: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Reformer Pilates: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Reformer Pilates: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, June 02 Saturday, June 9

*Cardio Strength Circuit 8:00 am –9:00 am *Cardio Strength Circuit 8:00 am –9:00 am
Yoga: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Yoga: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sunday, June 03 Sunday, June 10
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am –9:00 am Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am –9:00 am

Spinning: 9:30am – 10:30 am Spinning: 9:30am – 10:30 am


*Mix of cardio on bike, step including
*Mix of cardio on bike, step including

TRX & Weights overall cardio workout TRX & Weights overall cardio workout
with added strength exercises
with added strength exercises.

Hacienda Spa offers personal training classes upon request.
(Fitness classes for ages 16 and up)


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Important news for important people Volume 3196 Tuesday May 29, 2018
International Business Sports
A Malian migrant who scaled a Paris A truckers’ strike paralyzing fuel, Former world number one Victoria Cabo San Lucas
apartment block to save a four-year- goods and food deliveries across Bra- Azarenka said on Monday that any Sunny
old child was hailed Monday as an zil entered an eighth day Monday, de- change in seeding rules for returning Sunrise: 6:35 AM
“example” by President Emmanuel spite unpopular President Michel Te- mothers at Grand Slam tournaments Sunset: 7:59 PM
Macron, who welcomed... P.2 mer’s decision to cave in to... P.3 would have to be for... P.5 Humidity: 66% 76-78 F

The government places such children in foster homes Never forgotten
Ivanka Trump photo with son sparks backlash over border separations War veteran bikers rally in
US for missing comrades
The government places such chil- Wearing bandanas, cowboy hats or
dren in foster homes, but Steven gleaming helmets, tens of thousands
Wagner, a senior official in the De- of war veteran bikers roared through
partment of Health and Human Ser- Washington on Sunday to honor US
vices told a congressional committee soldiers missing in action in foreign
last month the government was “un- wars. For 30 years their slogan has
able to determine with certainty the been the same: “We will never forget.”
whereabouts of 1,475” minors after “It’s exhilarating, everybody is so
attempting to contact their sponsors happy to see us,” said Keith Gonza-
in the last three months of 2017. les, after finishing his ride that passed
“Isn’t it the just the best to snuggle supporters who lined the streets and
your little one -- knowing exactly waved flags or other signs of support.
where they are, safe in your arms? Gonzales, 64, is a Vietnam veteran.
It’s the best. The BEST. Right, Ivan- His helmet, jeans, T-shirt, leather
ka? Right?” tweeted comedian Pat- vest adorned with colored patches,
ton Oswalt. “This is so unbelievably his energy and an easy laugh, all belie
tone deaf, given that public outrage is the traumas of that long war which
growing over young kids being forc- ended in 1975.
ibly ripped from the arms of their par- “When we came back from Viet-
ents at the border — a barbaric policy nam we didn’t get this kind of reaction
that Ivanka Trump is complicit in at all. So it’s nice now,” he told AFP.
Ivanka Trump holds her son Theodore (C) alongside her husband Jared Kushner (AFP) supporting,” added Brian Klaas, a po- For Doug Torres, 54, who served in
Ivanka Trump is facing an online of her with her son on Sunday, with litical scientist at the London School Iraq and Afghanistan, Sunday’s ride
backlash for tweeting what one critic the caption: “My <3! #SundayMorn- of Economics. was an overwhelming experience.
called a “tone deaf” photo of herself ing.” Many others tweeted using the “Riding along, I could feel a lump
cuddling her son as outrage grows Critics were quick to point to a #WhereAreTheChildren hashtag. in my throat ‘cause Iraq and Afghani-
over a federal government policy to “zero tolerance” policy announced Donald Trump, for his part, blamed stan weren’t very popular either,” he
separate the children of undocument- earlier this month by Attorney Gener- opposition Democrats for the “hor- said.
ed migrants from their parents. al Jeff Sessions that authorizes border rible law” in a tweet on Saturday “To see the American public out
The eldest daughter of President security agents to take away the chil- -- though there is no law mandating there in the street really felt great.”
Donald Trump, who serves as an ad- dren of people who enter the United the policy and it was not immediately Waving banners in the red, white
visor to her father, posted the picture States unlawfully. clear what he may have meant. and blue of America’s flag, Shayla
Mathei, 43, and Chaz Stamps, 42,
A few months ago Kim and Trump were hurling insults and threats of war at each other clapped and warmly encouraged the
riders, many of whom were aboard
Diplomatic duels: what now for the Trump-Kim summit? heavy American-made Harley-Da-
Events around the Korean peninsula The insults started up again, with Others say the crisis was primarily vidson motorcycles.
have been moving at a dizzying pace North Korea calling US Vice Presi- averted by Kim and South Korea’s In a dress, shorts and sneakers --
over the last few days, with a sum- dent Mike Pence a “dummy”, and president Moon Jae-in, who made the with no leather in sight -- this pair in
mit between Donald Trump and Kim both sides threatening to walk away. extraordinary decision to meet in the their forties had travelled from Cali-
Jong Un that was on, then off, then Trump abruptly pulled the plug Panmunjom truce village between the fornia for the weekend, and looked
apparently on again. last week, only to apparently reverse two Koreas. nothing like the bikers passing before
Here’s where we stand with what course 24 hours later in the wake of The State Department says a team them. “We’re here to show our patrio-
could be a historic meeting. Pyongyang’s emollient response. of US officials also met with North tism,” said Mathei, a speech therapist.
A few months ago Kim and Trump Some say Trump’s sudden will- Koreans in Panmunjom on Sunday. “It’s makes me feel proud and
were hurling insults and threats of ingness to walk rattled Pyongyang, The Washington Post reported that it’s good to honor people that have
war at each other. which has since dialled down its senior diplomat Sung Kim was lead- served our country.” Stamps is him-
The rhetoric began to cool during rhetoric and expressed a willingness ing the US delegation and that the self a former US Navy sailor.
the Winter Olympics in South Korea, to talk “at any time”. two sides planned to continue talking Honoring the missing as well as
and by mid-March the two sides had “Trump’s unexpected response to- Monday and Tuesday. soldiers who died under the US flag
agreed to a face-to-face. tally took Kim by surprise and left The Korean-born diplomat previ- is the aim of the gathering dubbed
After some back-and-forth, June the North scrambling to find a way ously served as Washington’s am- “Rolling Thunder,” which was also
12 in Singapore was fixed on, but to mend things,” Cho Sung-ryul, a bassador in Seoul and was a special the name of a major operation which
as May ticked over both sides began senior researcher at the Institute for envoy during ultimately fruitless Six- the US carried out to bomb North
casting doubt on the meeting. National Security Strategy, told AFP. Party Talks in the mid-2000s. Vietnam during the war.

Page 2 Tuesday May 29, 2018
“You have become an example because millions of people have seen you. It is only right that the nation be grateful”
Migrant ‘Spiderman’ who saved child praised by France’s Macron

A Malian migrant who scaled a Paris fleeing poverty rather than refugees
apartment block to save a four-year- escaping war or persecution.
old child was hailed Monday as an But Gassama’s “exceptional act of
“example” by President Emmanuel heroism” warranted an “exceptional
Macron, who welcomed him to the decision”, he said Monday.
presidential palace and offered him He leapt into action Saturday eve-
citizenship. ning on seeing the child dangling
Two days after his daring rescue from the fourth-storey balcony of an
-- viewed millions of times online apartment in the 18th district.
-- Mamoudou Gassama, nicknamed The video shows Gassama swiftly
“Spiderman” by French media for pulling himself up from balcony
his astonishing climbing ability, met to balcony to reach the boy, to the
Macron in the splendour of the Ely- cheers of onlookers.
see Palace. Firefighters arrived at the scene to
“You have become an example be- find the child, whose parents were not
cause millions of people have seen at home, had already been rescued.
you. It is only right that the nation be A shy figure who was accompa-
grateful,” Macron told the 22-year- nied to the Elysee Palace by his older
old, adding that his immigration sta- brother, Gassama said he had acted
tus would be “put in order”. instinctively.
However several aid groups ac- “I saved the child and then went in-
cused the president of “political French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with Mamoudou Gassama (Photo AFP) side the building and I was shaking,”
exploitation”, “hypocrisy” and cov- “for honouring all of Mali,” the em- doing. There’s a bit of hypocrisy or he told Macron.
ering up a harsh policy towards mi- bassy said. cynicism,” added Claire Rodier of Reacting to his awards he said lat-
grants. His act of heroism comes as law- GISTI which supports immigrants, er: “I’m pleased because it’s the first
Macron, who presented him with a makers debate a controversial bill noting “the contrast with the re- time I’ve received a trophy like that.”
medal for bravery, also offered him a that would speed up the deportation pressive policy of this government Gassama’s story instantly drew
job with the fire service. of economic migrants and failed asy- against migrants and those without comparisons with that of another
“I did not think twice. I went lum-seekers, thousands of whom live documents.” Malian migrant who was feted as a
straight up,” said the sporty youth, in squalid camps in the capital. Gassama has been living illegally hero and given citizenship for help-
who wore jeans and a short-sleeved “There’s a general feeling of in France and working in construc- ing save lives during a January 2015
shirt to the encounter, explaining his shameful political exploitation,” said tion since arriving in September last terror attack.
climb. Jean-Claude Mas, secretary general year following a perilous journey Lassana Bathily helped hide hos-
Gassama was also congratulated of La Cimade, which defends mi- from his homeland to Libya then tages in the freezer during a jihad-
by Malian President Ibrahim Bou- grants. Italy. ist attack on a Jewish supermarket
bacar Keita, who phoned him at the “It raises a lot of questions when Macron, a centrist, has taken a in Paris, in which four people were
Paris embassy to congratulate him you know what this government is tough line on economic migrants killed.

The minister said negotiations with France were ongoing Barcenas was the PP’s treasurer between 2008 and 2009
Comoros to join southern African bloc in August Spain ruling party’s ex-treasurer jailed after graft sentence
The Indian Ocean archipelago of bwe. SADC spokeswoman Barbara The former treasurer of Spain’s ruling their spouses jailed, is just one of
the Comoros announced Monday it Lopi confirmed to AFP that the Co- Popular Party (PP) was sent straight many corruption scandals to have hit
would join southern Africa’s regional moros will officially join in August. to jail Monday pending a possible Rajoy’s PP over the years, prompting
bloc in August, saying the French- The minister said the decision to appeal against his 33-year prison sen- the parliamentary no-confidence vote
speaking country sought to develop join SADC had nothing to do with the tence in a graft trial that has sparked a due at the end of the week.
ties with English-speaking nations. islands’ spat with France over Mayo- no-confidence vote against the prime Spain’s National Court, which deals
“We want to open the Comoros to tte, a neighbouring island which re- minister. with major criminal cases, said Mon-
English-speaking countries in the re- mains part of France but which the Luis Barcenas was sentenced ear- day it had sent Barcenas straight to
gion,” such as Tanzania, Kenya and Comoros claim is their territory. lier this month to 33 years and four prison instead of bailing him pending
Uganda, Foreign Minister Mohamed The relationship between the Co- months in prison and fined 44 mil- a possible appeal. The National Court
Elamine Souef said. moros and France, the colonial power lion euros ($51 million) for his role will on Wednesday decide on the fate
“These are the countries with until 1975, “is in no way comparable in a vast system of bribes given to of others who were also sentenced to
which we already have long-stand- with that of other countries,” he said. former PP officials or lawmakers in jail. Judges also found that the PP it-
ing relations, where Comorians go “With France, we share a lot of exchange for juicy contracts. self had benefitted from illegally ob-
more and more to, for business or for things in common, with France we Barcenas, who was the PP’s trea- tained funds although the party was
treatment,” he told reporters in the have only one disagreement -- the surer between 2008 and 2009, was not on trial for direct involvement in
capital Moroni. The Comoros -- an question of Mayotte.” accused of being in charge of a party the scheme. The PP was ordered to
archipelago of three islands between Immigration into Mayotte, where slush fund and suspected of having pay back 245,000 euros. The court
Mozambique and Madagascar and income is 13 times higher per head, hidden millions of euros in Switzer- also confirmed the existence of a
one of the world’s poorest countries has surged for years as Comori- land. The trial, which saw a total of “slush fund” within the PP which is
-- is already a member of the Com- ans seek better opportunities on the 29 former officials, businessmen and the subject of another pending trial.
mon Market for Eastern and Southern French island.
Africa (COMESA). Since March, Comoros has refused
It will be admitted into the South- to take back illegal migrants expelled
ern African Development Com- from Mayotte, located a few dozen
munity, whose majority members kilometres (miles) distant.
are English-speaking, at the annual Paris has in turn stopped issuing
SADC summit, to be held in August visas to all Comorians wishing to
in Namibia. travel to France.
The bloc comprises: Angola, Bo- The minister said negotiations with
tswana, the Democratic Republic of France were ongoing.
Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, “France defends its interests, we
Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Na- defend ours, it’s a long process, the
mibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swa- important thing is that the contact is
ziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimba- not broken,” he said.

Page 3 Tuesday May 29, 2018
More than 550 road blockages by truckers were mounted across 24 of the country’s 27 states Wall Street Indexes
Brazil truck strike extends to eighth day despite deal Dow Jones 24,753.09 - 0.24%
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International Stock Indexes
A truckers’ strike paralyzing fuel, ported scrapping university classes. outside Rio vowed to continue their Australia 6,004.021 - 0.48%
goods and food deliveries across Bra- Adding to the disruption in Rio, the hard line. Temer’s concession “was Frankfurt 12,863.46 - 0.58%
zil entered an eighth day Monday, key BRT commuter system operated nothing. It’s only for two months and Italy 21,932.69 - 2.08%
despite unpopular President Michel at only 22 percent capacity, while in diesel is way too expensive. It should London 7,730.28 + 0.18%
Temer’s decision to cave in to the Sao Paulo the bus system ran at 70 be reduced at least one real. People Madrid 9,764.40 - 0.63%
drivers’ key demand for lower diesel percent capacity. After agreeing Sun- will stay here until the fight is over. It Paris 5,508.93 - 0.61%
costs. day to slash diesel prices, the govern- depends on the president,” said truck Tokyo 22,481.09 + 0.13%
More than 550 road blockages by ment proclaimed the crippling stand- owner Yago Marquezine, 25. Toronto 16,016.14 - 0.37%
truckers were mounted across 24 of off over. But the failure of rank and The crisis has exposed the surpris- Latin-American Stock Indexes
the country’s 27 states, the federal file truckers to honor the deal struck ing fragility of the giant economy and Bogota 1,524.44 - 0.13%
highway police said, bringing Latin by their union bosses has caught Te- put Temer’s lame duck administra- Buenos Aires 28,653.75 - 3.41%
America’s biggest economy to its mer by surprise. tion on the defensive ahead of Octo- Lima 21,003.81 + 0.05%
knees. Late Monday, he was still insisting ber general elections. Mexico 44,851.05 - 0.53%
Shortages of aviation fuel para- on a way out, tweeting his “absolute A poll by Ideia BigData found Panama 484.96 - 0.68%
lyzed eight airports and essentially conviction that this strike will end in that 95 percent of Brazilians disap- Santiago 5,570.05 - 0.12%
shut down the huge Santos seaport one or two days.” proved of his handling of the situa- Sao Paulo 75,355.84 - 4.49%
near Sao Paulo, which usually re- The truckers are angry over the rise tion, even if 55 percent were agains Venezuela 32,507.689 + 10.75%
ceives 10,000 trucks a day and now in costs from 3.36 reais (92 US cents) the strike itself. Temer took power in Most Active Stocks
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Ankara slammed the findings as “biased” and “unacceptable”
Erdogan supporters target French magazine over ‘Dictator’ cover
French magazine Le Point said it had of freedom of expression and diver- the rule of law and deterioration of strong symbolic resonance.” One of
suffered harassment and intimidation sity in the press,” Le Point said on its the human rights situation”, includ- the leading figures in France’s ruling
by supporters of Turkish President website. ing the arrests of hundreds of journal- Republic on the Move party, Richard
Recep Tayyip Erdogan after it la- The left-leaning weekly, one of ists and opposition members. Ferrand, called the protests in south-
belled him “The Dictator” on its front France’s most popular news maga- Ankara slammed the findings as ern France an “unacceptable breach of
cover. zines, published an investigation into “biased” and “unacceptable”. the freedom of expression.” “We are
Police were deployed in the Pontet the Turkish strongman in its latest Christophe Deloire, the head of not going to tolerate in France that the
suburb of the southern city of Avi- edition which also included an edito- media freedom group Reporters with- front cover of a magazine be somehow
gnon over the weekend after a group rial asking: “Is Erdogan a new Hit- out Borders, said that the incidents censored under pressure,” he told the
of pro-Erdogan activists attempted to ler?”. in France were “isolated but have a France 3 channel on Sunday.
remove, then cover up advertisements Erdogan and the Justice and Devel-
for the magazine at newsstands. opment Party (AKP), which he co-
Another poster of the front cover founded in 2001, are seeking another Foreign Exchange
-- a portrait of Erdogan above the mandate ahead of snap parliamentary
headline “The Dictator. How far will and presidential polls on June 24. EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
Erdogan go?” -- was targeted at a The Turkish president imposed a EURO - 1.17 1.52 .88 1.54 1.16 9.20 128.00
newspaper kiosk in the town of Va- state of emergency following an at- USA .85 - 1.30 .75 1.32 .99 7.87 109.89
lence on Sunday, Le Point said. tempted coup in July 2016 which CAN .66 .77 - .58 1.02 .75 6.00 84.00
“After a week of harassment, in- has sparked a crackdown affecting UK 1.14 1.33 1.72 - 1.75 1.32 10.50 146.00
sults, intimidation and anti-Semitic “hundreds of thousands of people”, AUS .65 .76 .98 .57 - .75 5.90 83.00
slurs and threats towards us on social including killings and torture, accord- SWISS .86 1.01 1.33 .76 1.33 - 7.90 110.00
media, now has come the moment ing to the UN rights office. H.KONG .11 .13 .17 .10 .17 .13 - 14.00
when supporters of the AKP (Erdo- The report in March this year also JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
gan’s party) are attacking symbols warned about “a continued erosion of

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“This is a pilot project in the region which has a sizable market” Set example
Cheers! Coca-Cola launches first boozy drink in Japan Starbucks to educate staff
Coca-Cola launched its first ever al- “This is a pilot project in the region between three and nine percent and
coholic drink on Monday in Japan -- which has a sizable market,” Masaki are particularly popular with young against racial bias
a fizzy, lemon-flavoured concoction Iida, spokesman for Coca-Cola’s Jap- drinkers, especially women. Can you teach employees not to be
laced with spirits that seeks to capi- anese unit, told AFP. Coca-Cola is wading into an al- racist? Coffee giant Starbucks will
talise on the growing popularity of He declined to reveal the exact ready competitive market, where shut stores around the United States
“chuhai” alcopops enjoyed especially spirit in the drink, as the recipe is a major Japanese companies such as on Tuesday to conduct an unprec-
by young women. closely guarded secret. Suntory, Kirin and Asahi dominate edented training exercise at its more
Although the US firm dabbled in Coca Cola product developers got the shelves. than 8,000 American outlets.
the wine business in the 1970s, the the idea after visiting Japanese-style And the firm’s president has al- The initiative, which is expected to
experiment in Japan is “unique” in “izakaya” pubs, where they discov- ready dampened hopes of people last four hours and reach 175,000 em-
the company’s 125-year history, said ered that lemon-flavoured drinks are hoping to get a tipple outside Japan, ployees, was announced by Starbucks
Coca-Cola Japan president Jorge very popular, according to the firm’s saying there are no plans to launch management on April 17, as it sought
Garduno. From Monday, three new website. “Lemon-Do” outside of the country. to contain outrage over the arrest of
“Lemon-Do” drinks -- containing The popular “chuhai” drinks -- However, the push is seen as part two young black men at one of its ca-
three, five and seven percent alcohol which contain vodka or a distilled, of a broader campaign to diversify fes in Philadelphia.
-- will be available in the southern grain-based spirit called “shochu” beyond sodas as health concerns see The incident five days earlier
Kyushu region of Japan. -- come in a range of flavours such consumers in the US and other devel- sparked outrage, protests and an-
A 350-millilitre can will set you as grape, strawberry, kiwi and white oped markets weaning themselves off guished soul-searching about Amer-
back 150 yen ($1.40). peach. They range in strength from sweet drinks and diet colas. ica’s lingering problems of discrimi-
nation and racial tensions that have
The sanctions are set to be formally adopted at a meeting on June 25 in Luxembourg deteriorated under the presidency of
Donald Trump.
EU to ‘swiftly’ hit Venezuela with sanctions over election After the two black men arrived at
EU foreign ministers on Monday “The EU will act swiftly, according Maduro won 68 percent of the vote the Starbucks one of them asked to
agreed to “swiftly” adopt new sanc- to established procedures, with the in the May election that was boycot- use the bathroom but was told it was
tions against Venezuelan officials aim of imposing additional targeted ted by the opposition and condemned for paying customers only. The pair
involved in Nicolas Maduro’s re- and reversible restrictive measures, as illegitimate by much of the inter- then sat down to wait for a third per-
election, which they said “lacked any that do not harm the Venezuelan national community. son before ordering drinks.
credibility”. population, whose plight the EU Venezuela last week accused the The manager called police.
At a regular meeting in Brussels, wishes to alleviate,” the ministers European Union of “prejudice” in A video that went viral showed
ministers from the 28 EU states gave said in their formal agreement on the its reaction to the vote, and said that uniformed officers questioning then
their approval for work to start so that move. the bloc had declined an invitation to handcuffing the two men, who put
the sanctions can be formally im- “The election and its outcome send observers to the election. up no resistance, while a white client
posed in June. lacked any credibility as the electoral In January Europe added seven repeatedly asks an officer, “What’d
The move comes after the EU said process did not ensure the necessary senior Venezuelan officials including they do? What’d they do?”
last week it would consider fresh guarantees for inclusive and demo- the interior minister to its sanctions “Whether in stores, on trains, im-
measures because the election failed cratic elections.” blacklist, after hitting Caracas in No- plicit or explicit bias, you see it all the
to comply with “minimum inter- The sanctions are set to be formal- vember with an embargo on weapons time,” says James Bell, 47, a counsel-
national standards” and there were ly adopted at a meeting on June 25 in and equipment that could be used for lor in a mostly black school in Brook-
“numerous reported irregularities”. Luxembourg, EU sources said. political repression. lyn and a Starbucks customer.
“As a black male, you have work-
In the last decade or so K-Pop has won growing legions of non Korean-speaking fans ers in the stores excessively asking,
‘Do you need anything, may I help
Boyband BTS make K-Pop history by topping US album charts you?’” he tells AFP. “You see a young
South Korean boyband phenomenon globe -- they have huge social media The obsessive nature of K-Pop fan black man and you immediately think
BTS have become the first K-Pop followings in Japan, China, South- bases became legendary, especially crime.”
group to rise to the top of the US al- east Asia and parts of Latin America the so-called “sasaeng” or “stalker” Bell points to other recent exam-
bum charts, a vivid illustration of the -- and you have a truly global super- fans -- mostly teenage girls who have ples of discrimination broadcast on
genre’s growing global appeal. group. been known to break into their idols’ social networks, such a student call-
Known for their boyish good Their new album “Love Yourself: homes. ing the police in May when a black
looks, floppy haircuts and meticu- Tear” toppled “Beerpong and Bent- In the last decade or so K-Pop has graduate student at Yale University
lously choreographed dance moves, leys” by rising hip-hop star Post won growing legions of non Korean- fell asleep in a common room.
the septet has become one of South Malone, whose facial tattoos are the speaking fans. Then there are instances of police
Korea’s best known and most lucra- very antithesis of BTS’s wholesome BTS is somewhat unusual in that brutality toward, and killings of,
tive musical exports. and meticulously manicured image. despite its global appeal it is not one black male suspects, also often cap-
On Sunday they passed a new While BTS sing in Korean, their of the top bands in South Korea at the tured by witnesses armed with smart-
milestone -- becoming the first K-Pop style successfully fuses the catchy moment. It is managed by a compara- phones, that in recent years have
group to top the Billboard 200 music earworms of K-Pop with hip-hop and tively small record label Big Hit En- spawned protests.
charts which ranks albums via sales, rhythm and blues. tertainment, a minnow compared to Given the context, Bell isn’t con-
downloads and streams. Last year their previous release much better known mega-labels like vinced that the Starbucks initiative
“It’s the first No. 1 for the seven- “Love Yourself: Her” became the first SM Entertainment. will change much, but says it’s “good
member group, and the first K-pop K-Pop album to make it into the top Fans on South Korea’s internet they are trying.” “At least they make
album to lead the tally,” Billboard 10 US album charts, rising to number portals were delighted to see a Ko- the effort,” he said.
wrote in its online report detailing the seven. It hit the number one spot on rean musical export hit the top of the Like him, there has been a cautious
latest chart ranking. iTunes in more than 70 countries. album charts in the world’s largest welcome from black officials and
While plenty of older music lis- Hip-hop is nothing new in K-Pop, music market. activists, who are nonetheless wait-
teners in the West might be asking which traces its roots back to the “All these powerful K-pop agen- ing to see what happens and whether
“who?”, it is hard to underestimate early 1990s with Seo Taiji and Boys. cies tried to break into the American anything actually changes as a result.
the popularity of BTS and their seven The trio pioneered the use of rap in market by making its popular acts “I do think this is historic,” Sher-
stars Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monster, Ji- Korean pop that changed the industry sing in English, yet it was the Bang- rilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP
min, V, Jungkook and Jin. and struck a chord with a generation tan (BTS) from a small agency that Legal Defense and Educational Fund,
According to one data analysis, coming of age in a newly affluent and finally made it to the global market America’s first civil and human rights
they were the most talked-about phe- newly democratic South Korea. with its Korean-language songs,” law firm, has said.
nomenon on Twitter in 2017, with A multi-billion dollar, intensely wrote one anonymous fan. “I don’t know of another company
nearly twice the number of mentions competitive market emerged with “Congratulations and thank you as ubiquitous as Starbucks... that has
as US President Donald Trump and stars and bands trained in near boot- so much for representing Korea on stated their willingness to directly
Justin Bieber combined. Add in their camp-like conditions, their images this prestigious music chart!” wrote confront racism and bias within their
similarly massive appeal across the tightly controlled by management. another. own company.”

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“And Wimbledon has the choice to do that. And this year they are going to be seeding Serena” Wawrinka crashes
Serena should not get preferential seeding treatment, says Azarenka Djokovic through as rains
halts Nadal and Sharapova
Former world number one Victoria Former French Open champion Stan
Azarenka said on Monday that any Wawrinka was dumped out in the first
change in seeding rules for returning round by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on
mothers at Grand Slam tournaments Monday, a defeat which will send his
would have to be for all players and world ranking plummeting, while late
not just Serena Williams. evening rain halted Rafael Nadal’s
Roland Garros organisers have first match in his pursuit of an 11th
come under fire for not seeding 23- Roland Garros title.
time major champion Williams for When play was called off just be-
the French Open, as the American fore 2000 (1800GMT), world number
makes her Grand Slam comeback one Nadal was 6-4, 6-3, 0-3 ahead of
after stepping away from the Tour in Italian lucky loser Simone Bolelli.
February 2017 to have her first child. The downpours also prevented
Azarenka herself missed much of two-time champion Maria Sharapo-
last season after giving birth and be- va from starting her opener against
coming embroiled in a custody battle Richel Hogenkamp of the Nether-
and was not seeded on her return at lands. But there were no such prob-
Wimbledon. lems for 2016 champion Novak
“We are talking about one individ- Djokovic or Australian Open winner
ual being seeded. So if we talk about Caroline Wozniacki who both cruised
the rule, then the rule should be for through to the second round before
everybody,” said the Belarusian after US Serena Williams attends a training session (Photo AFP) the rains came. Wawrinka, who lost
her shock first-round defeat by Kat- rules should be changed to distin- Grand Slam match since Wimbledon to Nadal in last year’s final and won
erina Siniakova at Roland Garros. guish between breaks for injury and last July on Monday, but was stunned the 2015 title, was beaten in a five-
“This conversation was not on the due to pregnancy. 7-5, 7-5 by Siniakova. set thriller 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3
table last year when I was coming “I think this chaos that’s been cre- The 28-year-old was broken to by the Spanish world number 67 on
back and I was not seeded in Wim- ated is not that Serena is upset that love in the 12th games of each set to Court Suzanne Lenglen.
bledon. she’s not seeded. It’s more outside be dumped out by world number 57. The 33-year-old has been plagued
“And Wimbledon has the choice to noise and making a big story out of The two-time Australian Open by a knee injury and arrived at Ro-
do that. And this year they are going that. champion has now won just two land Garros having won just one
to be seeding Serena “But there are conversations about matches at Roland Garros in the last match on clay in Geneva last week,
“So if we talk in terms of rule, the rules, and we are talking about at least five years. his first event in three months.
rule has to be for everybody.” first separating the injury and preg- “Even though I’m doing good The defeat means that the three-
Azarenka, good friends with Sere- nancy, and I think that’s really im- things in practice, I am not able to time Grand Slam champion will slip
na, insisted the issue had been blown portant.” Two-time Australian Open transfer it to the match,” Azarenka from 30th in the world to outside the
out of proportion, but said that the champion Azarenka played her first added. top 250 after the tournament, having
failed to defend the ranking points he
World Cup It added that channels showing movies gained in 2017.
“There is no frustration (at rank-
Fekir helps France to com- WC2018: Qatar’s beIN urges FIFA action on Saudi ‘piracy’ ings slip). It’s just tough,” said Waw-
fortable win over Ireland Qatar’s beIN Media Group on Mon- -- using a signal from Riyadh-based rinka, seeded 23rd this year.
day urged football’s governing body
satellite provider Arabsat -- had been
“But again, I knew from the begin-
Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir were FIFA to take legal action against what illegally transmitting its broadcasts. ning that it will take a long, a lot of
on target as France stepped up their it called pirate broadcasters in Saudi Illegal transmissions from beoutQ time to get back. I knew that from the
World Cup preparations by beating Arabia ahead of the World Cup. had appeared in Morocco, Jordan and surgery that it will take a year at least
the Republic of Ireland 2-0 in Paris “We have requested FIFA to take Syria, and it was likely they would to get where I want to be.”
on Monday evening. direct legal action against Arabsat and soon reach Asia and southern Europe, There were worrying signs for his
Chelsea striker Giroud bundled in the indications we have show that they said beIN. fans when he pulled up and called
the opener at the Stade de France, and are behind that,” general counsel of It added that channels showing for a medical timeout after just six
Lyon captain Fekir -- who has been beIN Sophie Jordan told AFP on Mon- movies, TV dramas and food pro- games, but he played down fears he
linked with a move to Liverpool -- day. “We have asked FIFA to put direct grammes were also being pirated. had caused further damage to his al-
got the second just before the break, pressure on the pirates,” she added. Tom Keaveny, beIN’s managing ready troublesome left knee.
with a helping hand from Ireland BeIN says the expensively pur- director in the MENA region, called “My knee is good. I blocked some-
goalkeeper Colin Doyle. chased broadcast rights it has secured it a “full piracy operation” that is thing else at the beginning of the first
It was a very comfortable victory for major sporting events in the re- heavily funded. set, and that’s why I had to ask,” he
for Didier Deschamps’ side in the gion -- including football’s biggest Jordan, beIN’s general counsel, said. The 23rd seed found his rhythm
first of three friendly matches before tournament which starts on June 14 said the pirates had “big plans for the from nowhere after a poor first set,
they head to Russia. -- are being undermined by pirate World Cup”. crunching two massive forehands to
Les Bleus will also host Italy in broadcasters operating out of its The piracy claim comes at a politi- break for a 3-1 lead in the second.
Nice on Friday and the United States much larger neighbour. cally sensitive time in the Gulf, with Serbian star Djokovic had lit-
in Lyon on June 9, with their opening The Doha-based company has the Qatar boycotted by its neighbours, tle trouble in reaching round two,
World Cup fixture against Australia rights to broadcast all 64 matches including Saudi Arabia, in a highly though, seeing off Brazilian world
in Kazan on June 16. from Russia across the Middle East fractious year-long diplomatic and number 134 Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-3,
“The game maybe didn’t meet all and North Africa (MENA) region. economic dispute. 6-4, 6-4. The 12-time Grand Slam
my expectations, but we controlled It is one of the tournament’s offi- Qatar has been isolated since June champion dropped serve three times
it well, got the breakthrough before cial broadcasters and plans to show 5, 2017, accused by Saudi Arabia and and will have to markedly improve
half-time and our movement was matches in 24 countries. its allies of supporting terrorism and to challenge Nadal in the latter stages
good, so there were plenty of good In response, FIFA said it took mat- being too close to Riyadh’s archrival, of the tournament, but he was still far
things to take from it,” said Des- ters of “intellectual property very se- Iran -- charges Doha denies. too good for Dutra Silva on Court
champs. riously”. “FIFA is working with its Tensions have heightened as the Philippe Chatrier.
France’s strength in depth, show- various partners to minimise issues re- blockade’s anniversary approaches. “It was good to start this year with
cased here on a night of torrential lating to the infringement of its rights BeIN says it has been unable to a win. I wasn’t at my best, he played
rain, thunder and lightning, means in the MENA region,” it told AFP. secure legal representation in Saudi with a lot of spin. I didn’t play very
they are among the contenders to win BeIN said that since last October, Arabia since the start of the boycott, well, but I won in three sets,” said the
the World Cup, 20 years after becom- a vast and sophisticated Saudi boot- and thus cannot take legal action in 20th seed, who will next face Spanish
ing world champions on home soil. legging network known as “beoutQ” the kingdom. qualifier Jaume Munar.

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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
9 6 2 1 6 4 2 3

7 2 3 9 8 2 7 1

3 7 5 9 4 6 3 8 2

3 5 9 8 9 6 4 1

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 ACROSS DOWN

7 8 9 1 Mr. Downs of 60 minutes 1 Sturdy
4 Puts up a picture 2 United Kingdom
7 Alaska (abbr.) 3 Owns
10 11
8 Cainʼs brother 4 Cycles per second
10 Small bunch of flowers 5 Boxer Muhammad
12 13 14 15 16 17 12 10 grams (abbr. for dekagram) 6 Delivered by post
15 Big sky state (abbr.) 9 Pace
18 19 20 21 16 Devour 11 "I dream of __"
18 Egg part 13 Cologne (Gr.)
20 Zn 14 Radiates
22 23 24 25
22 Earring need 17 Acting (abbr.)
24 Brief autobiographical sketch 19 Computer memory unit
26 27 28 29
26 Compass point 21 Hospital feeding tube
27 Air conditioner, for short 23 Beginning
30 31 32 29 Chick holder 25 Harmonize
30 Stems of letters 26 Void
33 34 33 Babble 28 Central Intelligence Agency
34 Him 31 Recede
35 36 35 Solicit the government 32 National police
36 Island 34 Hectoliter (abbr.)
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12 10 grams (abbr. for dekagram) 6 Delivered by post
15 Big sky state (abbr.) 9 Pace
16 Devour 11 "I dream of __"
18 Egg part 13 Cologne (Gr.)
20 Zn 14 Radiates
22 Earring need 17 Acting (abbr.)
24 Brief autobiographical sketch 19 Computer memory unit
26 Compass point 21 Hospital feeding tube
27 Air conditioner, for short 23 Beginning
29 Chick holder 25 Harmonize
30 Stems of letters 26 Void
33 Babble 28 Central Intelligence Agency
34 Him 31 Recede
35 Solicit the government 32 National police
36 Island 34 Hectoliter (abbr.)

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