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www.dedicatedpress.com Volume 3236 Sunday July 08, 2018
International Business Sports
Cambodian political parties on Sat- Haiti’s prime minister on Saturday With a record eight Wimbledon titles, Cabo San Lucas
urday kicked off a three-week-long called for calm and patience from res- Roger Federer has achieved most Partly cloudy (day)
campaign for a controversial gen- idents of the Caribbean nation amid things at the All England Club. How- Sunrise: 6:40 AM
eral election later this month, which deadly protests in several cities over ever, he is yet to have his underwear Sunset: 8:09 PM
strongman Hun Sen... P.2 an unpopular fuel price... P.3 inspected in forensic... P.5 Humidity: 68% 78-81 F
The peace process between the United States and North Korea was in crisis Entertainment
North Korea rejects US call for unilateral disarmament Stephen Ditko, Spider-Man
co-creator, dies at 90
The peace process between the Unit- Last month, Kim agreed to “work US comics artist Stephen Ditko,
ed States and North Korea was in cri- towards complete denuclearisation of co-creator of Marvel superheroes
sis Sunday after Pyongyang angrily the Korean Peninsula” in return for Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has
rejected Washington’s “gangster- security guarantees and an end to a died. He was 90.
like” demand for rapid nuclear disar- dangerous stand-off with US forces. Police in New York said he was
mament, despite two days of intense Trump hailed this as a successful found in his apartment on June 29,
talks. resolution of the crisis. But the short according to the Hollywood Reporter.
When US Secretary of State Mike joint statement was not a detailed No cause of death has been confirmed.
Pompeo flew out of Pyongyang af- roadmap to disarmament and it fell to Born in 1927 in Johnstown, Pennsyl-
ter negotiations with North Korean Pompeo to follow up and put meat on vania, Ditko worked alongside the then-
leader Kim Jong Un’s right-hand the bones of the sparse commitment. future Marvel Comics CEO Stan Lee in
Kim Yong Chol man he tried to ap- ‘No-one walked away’ the early 1960s. It was Ditko who came
pear positive, insisting progress had “We talked about what the North up with Spider-Man’s iconic red and
been made. Koreans are continuing to do and blue suit, complete with web-shooters.
But as he arrived in Tokyo to brief US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (AFP) how it’s the case that we can get our “Today, the Marvel family mourns the
his Japanese and South Korean coun- arms around achieving what Chair- loss of Steve Ditko. Steve transformed
terparts, his North Korean hosts is- Korean war games as a cosmetic and man Kim and President Trump both the industry and the Marvel Universe,
sued an angry statement rejecting his “highly reversible” concession and agreed to,” Pompeo said. and his legacy will never be forgotten,”
efforts and appealing to US President criticised US negotiators who “never “No-one walked away from that, Marvel Entertainment President Dan
Donald Trump to revive the peace mentioned” the subject of bringing they’re still equally committed,” he Buckley said in a statement Saturday.
process. the 1953 Korean War to a formal end said, just hours before the North is- Ditko, a reclusive figure who is
Speaking privately, US officials with a peace treaty. sues their own, less optimistic, view thought to have never married, had
suggested the North Korean state- “We thought that the US side of the negotiations. left Marvel by 1966, reportedly due
ment was a negotiating tactic. But would come with a constructive pro- In practical terms, Pompeo men- to a disagreement with Lee.
after two days of theatrical amity posal which accords with the spirit of tioned only that officials from both He went on to work for other
in Pyongyang it appeared to mark a the DPRK-US summit meeting and sides would meet on July 12 as a publishers -- including DC Comics,
return to the North’s traditional hard- talks,” it added. “But this expectation working group to discuss the repa- where he created characters such as
line position. and hope of ours were so naive as to triation of the remains of some US The Creeper -- but did draw for Mar-
The North’s foreign ministry took be gullible.” soldiers killed during the 1950-1953 vel again from in 1979.
exception to Pompeo’s effort to se- The North Korean statement came Korean War. “Of course, he is best known for co-
cure concrete commitments to back in stark comparison to the hopeful And he said some progress had creating Spider-Man but he also ushered
Kim’s promise, made at a summit words Pompeo had given reporters been made towards agreeing “the in a slew of unique, very personal and
last month with US President Donald before boarding his plane to Tokyo, modalities” of North Korea’s destruc- eclectic characters for DC such as the
Trump, to work towards the “denu- and appear to represent a set-back to tion of a missile facility. Question, Blue Beetle, Hawk and Dove
clearisation of the Korean peninsula”. the process initiated between Kim Professor Yang Moo-Jin at the and more,” said DC Entertainment Chief
Naive and gullible and Trump last month. University of North Korean Studies Creative Officer Jim Lee on Twitter.
And it did so in stark terms, ac- Pompeo had characterised the in Seoul said Pyongyang wants to “Polite and unassuming--he never
cording to a statement relayed by the meeting as a success, but critically separate “US bureaucrats from Presi- sought attention or the limelight but
KCNA state news agency. he failed to present any new details dent Trump, expressing trust in him”. in many ways represented the hidden
“The US is fatally mistaken if it as to how North Korea would honour “This is not to break the talks. The hero he saw in all of us,” he added.
went to the extent of regarding that its summit commitment to “denucle- North is trying to get an upper hand in Elsewhere on social media, fans
the DPRK would be compelled to arise” in exchange for US security further negotiations,” he explained. paid tribute to Ditko alongside im-
accept, out of its patience, demands guarantees. “North Korea expected Pompeo to ages of his work -- hailed by many
reflecting its gangster-like mindset,” “These are complicated issues, but bring a concrete proposal for security for its unique, zany style.
the statement said, referring to North we made progress on almost all of the guarantee but it was disappointed as “RIP to comic book legend Steve
Korea by its official initials. central issues, some places a great the US side reiterated the old demand Ditko, beyond influential on count-
Pyongyang noted that it had alrady deal of progress, other places there’s that the North should denuclearise less planes of existence.”, wrote film
destroyed a nuclear test site -- a con- still more work to be done,” Pompeo first before the US gives it anything director Edgar Wright, whose works
cession that Trump has already publi- said. in return.” include Shaun of the Dead (2004).
cy hailed as a victory for peace -- and Pompeo was speaking after emerg- Pompeo, who was on his third visit Meanwhile, author Neil Gaiman
lamented that Pompeo had proved ing from more than eight hours of to Pyongyang, began the outreach reflected: “Steve Ditko was true to
unwilling to match this with US con- talks over two days with North Ko- when he was still Trump’s CIA director his own ideals. He saw things his
cessions. rean leader Kim Jong Un’s right-hand and remained the pointman on nego- own way, and he gave us ways of see-
It dismissed Trump’s unilateral man Kim Yong Chol in a Pyongyang tiations after the process became public ing that were unique. Often copied.
order to suspend joint US and South diplomatic compound. and he became secretary of state. Never equalled.”
Page 2 Sunday July 08, 2018
Poland After the main opposition were disbanded and their senior members driven into self-exile
Rolling Stones supports Cambodia kicks off campaign for controversial election
Poland’s anti-communist freedom Cambodian political parties on Sat-
icon Lech Walesa on Saturday urged urday kicked off a three-week-long
legendary rockers the Rolling Stones campaign for a controversial gen-
to support Poles “defending freedom” eral election later this month, which
amid sweeping judicial reforms that strongman Hun Sen is poised to
critics insist undermine democracy. sweep after the main opposition were
The band are due to perform a disbanded and their senior members
concert in Warsaw on Sunday, where driven into self-exile.
thousands have protested in the last Hun Sen -- who has ruled Cambo-
week over a controversial law passed dia for 33 years -- told a sea of sup-
by the Law and Justice (PiS) govern- porters dressed in matching T-shirts
ment that has forced dozens of senior adorned with the logo of his ruling
judges to retire early. party, that his government would
“Many people in Poland are defend- ensure peace, economic growth and
ing freedom, but they need support. If raise salaries for the key garment
you can say or do anything while in worker sector every year.
Poland, it would really mean some- He also boasted about the role of
thing to them,” Walesa said in Face- his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Supporters of the Cambodian People’s Party attend a general election campaign (AFP)
book post addressed to “Mr. Mick Jag- in ending the rule of the Khmer adorned with party banners roared up was dissolved by a court last year in a
ger and The Rolling Stones”. Rouge and muffling the threat of and down the roads. sweeping crackdown of dissent.
Walesa’s appeal follows turmoil what he labels a “colour revolution” In recent years Hun Sen, one of the Western democracies have with-
over the forced early retirement of the led by the former opposition. world’s longest serving leaders, has drawn support for the election.
Poland Supreme Court’s chief justice “I have led the country through tried hard to court the nation’s youth, But Chinese backing for the poll
Malgorzata Gersdorf, who rejected many dangerous situations... despite launching a Facebook page and dis- remains, highlighting unwavering
the move as unconstitutional. attempts by some ill-willed groups in- playing a lighter, more approachable support from Beijing that has re-
The European Union has criticised side and outside of the country to cre- side in public. lieved Hun Sen of his former reliance
the law change as a threat to the coun- ate all kinds of difficulties to hamper He has also reached out to the on Western donors.
try’s judicial independence. our journey in building, protecting and kingdom’s 800,000 garment workers Analysts say that China’s political
Walesa, who negotiated a peace- developing the nation,” Hun Sen said. with cash and pay rises to mollify an and financial support has emboldened
ful end to communism in Poland in With his usual populist flourish he industry that has often clashed with Hun Sen’s unprecedented crackdown
1989, told the Stones that “bad things promised better roads and schools in his government. on critics in politics, the media and
are happening in Poland right now.” rural areas and to bring down elec- Twenty political parties are regis- civil society -- an assault spurred by
‘This is not freedom’ tricity bills. tered to compete in the national elec- major gains by the opposition in 2013
“We dare ask for your attention be- After Hun Sen’s speech tens of tion set for July 29 for the 125 parlia- and 2017 polls.
cause of the memories of outstanding, thousands of his supporters took to mentary seats. China has also provided ballot
courageous people who fought for the capital’s streets for a colourful But Hun Sen is poised to win the boxes and computers, to serve the
freedom in the Eastern Bloc,” he said. march, while motor scooters and cars vote after the main opposition party July election.
Under communism, eastern Euro-
peans “sacrificed much for freedom of Name change “Human rights don’t stop at the Mediterranean”
speech. For freedom of the arts. They
understood that for the protection of Activist launched legal Thousands march in Germany in support of refugees
liberties, the courts must be indepen- Thousands of people marched German Interior Minister Horst
dent from the government... You knew challenge to eSwatini through German cities on Saturday to Seehofer, who backs a hard line on
such individuals. (Czech dissident) Va- A human rights activist has launched protest against EU policy on refugees reining in migration, was accused of
clav Havel was one of them,” he added. a legal challenge over the King of eS- and support NGOs helping rescue “exploiting the distress of those at
“Today, the fruits of their work are watini’s decision to change the coun- migrants in the Mediterranean. sea” for political reasons, while pro-
in peril,” said Walesa, who won the try’s name, arguing it is against the Around 12,000 people attended a testers also vented their ire at Austri-
1983 Nobel Peace Prize as leader of constitution. rally in Berlin, local radio reported, an leader Sebastian Kurz and Italian
the freedom-fighting Solidarity trade Without prior warning, King while Munich and Leipzig also saw Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.
union, the communist bloc’s only in- Mswati III renamed the small king- protests called for by charity organisa- More than 1,400 people have
dependent labour union. dom of Swaziland on the 50th anni- tions including German-based Lifeline, drowned attempting to cross the Med-
Senior PiS politicians, however, versary of it’s independence in April. whose rescue boats were recently pre- iterranean so far this year according
allege that Walesa was a secret com- eSwatini means ‘the land of Swazi’ vented from entering Italian waters. to the International Organization for
munist agent working for the regime, in Swati language. The Lifeline vessel, with more than Migration, the UN’s migration agency.
a claim he flatly denies. Activist Thalane Maseko, who said 230 migrants aboard, was ultimately EU member states last week reached
Tens of thousands of Poles have he has brought his case to the High forced to dock in Malta where it was a controversial plan to deal with mi-
hit the streets since the PiS govern- Court, accuses the King of acting out- impounded last month. grant and refugees arrivals from Africa
ment came to power in 2015, protest- side of the constitution and failing to Some demonstrators on Saturday and the Middle East. The deal includes
ing against its judicial reforms and at- consult the nation. donned rescue vests and held up slo- the creation of secure centres for mi-
tempts to tighten Poland’s already strict “What law did he use when he gans including “humanity is not a grants in the bloc, “disembarkation
abortion law, among other causes. changed the name of the country?,” political opinion” and “human rights platforms” outside the bloc and sharing
Calling the PiS government “the he said. don’t stop at the Mediterranean”. out refugees among member states.
current regime”, Walesa said it “The name of the country is spelled
“wants to destroy the independence out in the constitution and the consti-
of courts in Poland. tution is the supreme law.”
“Last year, it incapacitated the “Let us ask ourselves if the King
Constitutional Court. Now, in clear can single handedly amend the con-
violation of the constitution, it is fir- stitution by legal notice,” he added.
ing a third of Supreme Court justices Critics say the name change is
in order to install puppets.” proof of the King’s authoritarianism
“THIS IS NOT FREEDOM,” and could result in unnecessary ad-
Walesa told the Stones, who played ministration costs.
their first concert in Poland in 1967, Government spokesman Percy
making them one of the first West- Simelane said eSwatini was the coun-
ern bands to perform behind the Iron try’s name before the era of colonial
Curtain. rule by Britain.
Page 3 Sunday July 08, 2018
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For stealing technology “The Europeans together are a force, a power”
US hits Chinese firm Sinovel with $1.5 mn fine EU has ‘card to play’ in trade war: IMF
A US court on Friday imposed the maxi- this week. The Chinese firm also will The European Union has “a card to forms of capitalist impetus, Europe can
mum fine of $1.5 million of Chinese firm repay $850,000 to other victims. play” if it offers a united front in its play a very particular card,” Lagarde
Sinovel for stealing trade secrets from “Rather than pay AMSC for more response to the trade war pitting the told an economic forum in the southern
an American company producing wind than $800 million in products and ser- United States against China, Interna- French city of Aix-en-Provence.
turbines, the Justice Department said. vices it had agreed to purchase, Sinov- tional Monetary Fund director Chris- “Europe is strategic for the one as
The decision comes on the day el instead hatched a scheme to bra- tine Lagarde said Saturday. for the other (the United States and
Washington unleashed 25 percent im- zenly steal AMSC’s proprietary wind “In the show of force we see coming Russia)” when it comes to trade, said
port tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese turbine technology, causing the loss of to bear... between the United States on Lagarde a week ahead of a bilateral
products to punish the country for what almost 700 jobs and more than $1 bil- the one hand and China on the other, EU-China summit which the latter
President Donald Trump has said is the lion in shareholder equity at AMSC,” who represent two totally different will host July 16 and 17 in Beijing.
rampant theft of American technology. acting Assistant Attorney General
After being charged in 2013, John Cronan said in statement.
Sinovel was convicted in January by “As demonstrated by this prosecu- Foreign Exchange
a US court of stealing the trade secrets tion, intellectual property theft poses a
of AMSC, a US-based company for- serious threat to American companies.” EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
merly known as American Supercon- Sinovel used the stolen technology, in- EURO - 1.17 1.54 .89 1.59 1.16 9.20 130.00
ductor, which lost $550 million and cluding software, to regulate the flow of USA .85 - 1.32 .76 1.35 .99 7.87 111.11
700 jobs -- more than half its global power from turbines to electrical grids, CAN .65 .76 - .58 1.03 .75 6.00 84.00
workforce -- as a result, the Justice to produce its own wind turbines and ret- UK 1.12 1.32 1.72 - 1.79 1.32 10.40 147.00
Department said in a statement. rofit existing turbines, prosecutors said. AUS .63 .74 .97 .56 - .75 5.80 82.00
The two companies this week The company also hired away an SWISS .86 1.01 1.33 .76 1.33 - 7.90 111.00
reached a settlement and Sinovel AMSC engineer to help steal source H.KONG .11 .13 .17 .10 .17 .13 - 14.10
has one year to pay $25 million to code for the key software in 2011, the JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
AMSC, after paying $32.5 million statement said.
Page 4 Sunday July 08, 2018
Nuclear Took to Facebook to “raise awareness Military
French shipping firm drops Starbucks back in hot water, ‘disrespects’ stutterer Two US destroyers sail into
Starbucks announced on Twitter
Iran over US sanctions threat Starbucks was back in hot water Fri- Thursday that the employee had been Taiwan Strait: Taiwan gov’t
day, three months after a branch man-
The world’s third largest shipping ager called the police on two black sacked. Two United States warships entered
container group, the French-owned men -- this time for seemingly mock- “We have zero tolerance for dis- the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, the
CMA CGM, has decided to withdraw ing a customer with a stutter. crimination and are addressing this Taiwanese government said, at a
from Iran over the threat of US sanc- When the customer, called Sam, immediately,” the company wrote on time of heightened tensions between
tions, its chief executive said Satur- gave his drink order in a Philadelphia Lekwijit’s Facebook page. Washington and Beijing.
day. Starbucks on June 27 he stuttered On May 29, Starbucks closed more The destroyers USS Mustin and
“Because of the Trump adminis- over his name. than 8,000 US stores to train 175,000 USS Benfold sailed into the narrow
tration, we have decided to end our The barista replied “Okay, S-s-s- employees against racial bias, follow- waterway separating Taiwan and
service to Iran,” Rodolphe Saade told sam” and, retrieving his iced coffee, ing outrage sparked by the April 12 China on Saturday morning and were
an economic conference in Aix-en- found the label was marked “SS- arrest of two black men in a different expected to continue on a northeast
Provence in southern France. SAM,” according to friend and busi- Philadelphia branch. course, Taiwan’s defence ministry
“Our Chinese competitors are hesi- ness school student Tan Lekwijit, who The manager called the police after said in a statement.
tating a bit, so they may have differ- reported the incident on Facebook. one of them asked to use the restroom “The military is monitoring the sit-
ent relationships with the Trump ad- When Sam emailed the company and the pair sat waiting for a third uation in neighbouring areas, and has
ministration.” to complain, he was offered $5 cred- person without ordering anything. the confidence and abilities to main-
In 2016 the company signed a it. But Lekwijit said Starbucks had A video that went viral showed tain regional stability and defend na-
memorandum of understanding with “missed the point” and took to Face- uniformed officers questioning then tional security,” the statement added.
the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping book to “raise awareness”. handcuffing the two men, who put A defence ministry official told
Lines allowing it to lease spaces for “It was about how you treat people up no resistance, while a white client AFP the ships were still in the strait
vessels, operate joint shipping lines with speech impairments, not how repeatedly asks an officer, “What’d on Saturday night, sailing in what he
and cooperate on the use of port ter- you write names,” he wrote. they do? What’d they do?” described as international waters.
minals. “I am writing this not because I The warships’ entry into the strait
US President Donald Trump an- want to get anybody into trouble, but comes as Washington and Beijing are
nounced in early May the unilateral because I want to raise awareness locked in a trade war and as tensions
withdrawal of the US from the land- among the employees,” he added. escalate between Beijing and Taipei.
mark Iran nuclear deal and the rein- “There are many people with US President Donald Trump on
statement of sanctions against the speech disorders who are in a worse Friday rolled out 25 percent tariffs on
country, as well as against foreign position than my friend’s and struggle $34 billion of Chinese goods in what
companies who do business with it. with self-esteem and self-confidence. Beijing called the “largest trade war”
Washington said the sanctions “Getting this kind of treatment in economic history.
would be immediate for new con- from people, especially service em- China said it was hitting back with
tracts and gave companies already ployees, only scars them -- and I beg retaliatory measures on US goods but
working there up to 180 days to cease Starbucks employees to have this in did not immediately providing pre-
trading. mind.” (FILES) Starbucks logo in Philadelphia (AFP) cise details.
China sees self-ruling democratic
Road and rail projects funded by China will be high on the agenda at the summit Taiwan as part of its territory to be re-
unified, by force if necessary but the
China eyes eastern Europe investment as US trade war sizzles island sees itself as a sovereign country.
As a trade war rages between China “The 16+1 cooperation is by no came into force Friday on $34 billion The two sides split in 1949 after a
and the US, Chinese Premier Li Keq- means a geopolitical platform. Same of Chinese goods. civil war.
iang is meeting leaders from central may say that such cooperation may Li slammed the tariffs, saying Although the US does not have of-
and eastern Europe in Bulgaria on separate the EU but this is not true,” China will retaliate while committing ficial diplomatic relations with Tai-
Saturday to discuss investment op- he said after talks with Bulgarian pre- itself to “further opening... our mar- wan, it is its most powerful ally and
portunities. mier Boyko Borisov. kets to ease market access to foreign biggest arms supplier.
Road and rail projects funded by “China supports European inte- companies” -- something the EU has China has stepped up diplomatic
China will be high on the agenda at gration and a united EU because we long pressed for. and military pressure on Taiwan since
the summit, which has raised con- understand that the EU is an impor- US President Donald Trump’s of- Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-
cerns in Brussels and richer Western tant force for global prosperity and fensive has led to a major shift in wen took office two years ago as her
European countries about growing peace.” China’s attitude towards Europe and government refuses to acknowledge
Chinese influence in the region. Borisov added that China was not the Asian giant is now “sweet-talking that the island is part of “one China.”
At the seventh annual gathering of seeking to compete with but rather to the EU” on trade matters, Gode- Beijing has staged a string of mili-
the so-called “16+1 cooperation”, Li complement EU aid in the region. ment said. tary exercises, including a live-fire
will meet leaders and firms from 11 Enthusiasm among participants Meanwhile Li stressed China’s drill in Taiwan Strait in April, which
EU member states and five Balkan has waned through the years as the “huge market and potential for it said were aimed at Taiwan’s “inde-
nations hoping to join the bloc. flood of Chinese cash -- including a growth” Friday, adding that “the pendence forces”.
Their talks will focus on joint ven- promised $10 billion credit line and international environment might It has lured away four of Taiwan’s dip-
tures in industry and the high-tech $3 billion investment fund -- has change”. lomatic allies since Tsai came to power,
sector as well as infrastructure, ag- largely failed to materialise. However, small markets in central leaving only 18 countries in the world
riculture and tourism, the Bulgarian “Eastern Europeans are disap- and eastern Europe seem an unlikely that recognise Taipei over Beijing.
hosts said in a statement. pointed (by) the actual level of in- target for China’s efforts to compen- A growing number of international
But there are fears the summit vestments... and lack of interest for sate for lost revenues. airlines and companies were also
could be an attempt by China to vie the loans,” ECFR researcher Francois Adrian Nikolov from the Sofia In- forced to change Taiwan’s name to
with EU projects and aid by funding Godement told journalists in Sofia stitute for Market Economics pointed “Taiwan, China” or “Chinese Taipei”
infrastructure under its global Belt via video link Thursday. to markets in Asia as a more likely due to pressure from Beijing.
and Road initiative and thus divide The dropping of several big infra- target. Tsai has criticised China for at-
the bloc. structure and energy projects has led Li will travel next to Germany, tempting to change the status quo
“The meetings have prompted con- to scepticism in Poland and Romania which has been particularly reticent between the two sides and urged the
siderable speculation in Brussels and while the enthusiasm of Hungary and on the 16+1 format, to seek com- world to “constrain” its ambitions.
other European capitals that they are Serbia, which have managed to at- mon ground with Chancellor Angela Beijing is also incensed by the
a Chinese effort to ‘divide and rule’ tract some investment, is now “much Merkel. recent warming relations between
Europeans,” a December 2017 report more low-key”, he added. The EU is also locked in a trade the US and Taiwan, after President
by the European Council on Foreign Trump tariffs row with Trump, who has threatened Trump signed legislation paving the
Relations (ECFR) said. The Sofia summit comes the day to impose similar 20-percent import way for mutual visits by top officials
Waning enthusiasm after a tariff spat between China and taxes on EU cars. and the US government approved a
Li hurried to downplay Brussels’ the US escalated into a full-blown The bloc will hold its own summit licence required to sell submarine
concerns on Friday. trade war as 25-percent US duties with China in Beijing in mid-July. technology to Taiwan.
Page 5 Sunday July 08, 2018
Federer respects that tradition but is desperate for the tournament not to be too strict Golf
Why Wimbledon white not quite right for Federer Kraft, Varner share Greenbri-
er lead with Watson lurking
With a record eight Wimbledon titles, “It also creates for the brands a Three years ago, Canadian star Harold Varner birdied four of the last
Roger Federer has achieved most challenge, how much different can Eugenie Bouchard turned heads by eight holes to fire a four-under par
things at the All England Club. you make white. There is ways to do wearing a black bra under her white 66 and seize a share of the lead after
However, he is yet to have his it. They’re trying hard, let’s put it that playing top. In 2017, a group of boys Saturday’s third round of the US PGA
underwear inspected in forensic de- way,” he said. playing in the junior event had their Greenbrier Classic.
tail by over-zealous officials keen to In 2013, Federer fell foul of the underwear inspected on court and Varner’s bogey-free round left him
enforce the tournament’s all-white rules when his orange-soled shoes were told to change. alongside fellow American Kelly
clothing policy. were deemed to have broken the “The blue and black shorts were Kraft on 14-under 196 for 54 holes at
Wimbledon’s insistence on all- code. our lucky pants,” complained Zsom- the mountain resort course in White
white playing gear, a rule stretching However, that was not the worst bor Piros of Hungary. Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
back to the 19th century, is strict- offence on the famed grass courts. Piros said the white replacements “I’m playing really well. Not play-
ly observed with only the tiniest In 2007, Frenchwoman Tatiana rustled up by tournament officials ing perfect golf, Just going for targets
amounts of colour allowed on shirts, Golovin stunned fans with her red were very comfortable. and having fun with it,” Varner said.
shorts and dresses. shorts beneath her pristine white “They never asked for them back,” “Playing from the fairways out here,
Federer respects that tradition but dress. he added. you give yourself a good shot.”
is desperate for the tournament not to At this year’s tournament, Austra- Both Varner, one of the tour’s few
be too strict. lia’s John Millman became the latest African-American players, and Kraft,
“It’s good fun that it’s different but player to be ensnared by the under- who made bogeys at 16 and 18 in
it would be nice to add a splash of co- wear police when his choice was shooting a 69, seek a first US PGA
lour, let’s just be honest for a second deemed to be too colourful. title in their 85th career attempt.
here,” said the 36-year-old. His father had to dash off to a near- “That would be awesome,” Varner
“I understand that traditions are the by store to find a white pair for his said. “Just want to have an opportunity.”
way they are. I know that Phil Brook, match against Milos Raonic. Varner, who collected a European
the chairman right now, he believes “I shouldn’t say this, but I have Tour triumph at the 2016 Australian
in strict tradition, going back to the worn those undies, or similar types, PGA Championship, made 10 con-
‘50s, ‘60s. Roger Federer (Photo AFP) for the last few years,” Millman told secutive pars to start, including a
“I get it. Back in the day, Borg and She was allowed to play on as the Australian reporters. 14-foot putt at the par-3 third and a
McEnroe walked out in red outfits. underwear was shorter than her dress. Despite the dramas, seven-time 10-footer at the sixth.
“I’m not saying that should happen Golovin’s post-match press con- women’s champion Serena Williams Varner sank a nine-foot birdie
again. Maybe it would be nice if we ference featured 15 questions, 10 of is a fan of the tradition. putt at 11. He tapped in at 12, rolled
mix it up a little bit more.” which concerned her flame-red un- “I love it. I think it’s unique. I think in a 20-footer for birdie at 14 and a
That would be great news for der-garments. against the green grass it’s just so 12-footer at the 17th.
Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo with Five-time champion Venus Wil- pristine,” said the 36-year-old. Kraft’s round included a 19-foot
whom he signed a $300 million deal liams had to change her bra in a rain “When you’re designing, you have birdie putt at 10 and a chip in for bird-
this week, after a career-long rela- delay in 2017 as the pink straps were to design something that’s white, ie from 41 feet at 11. But he stumbled
tionship with Nike. visible on her shoulders. which isn’t always easy. It’s cool.” late, unable to get up and down for
par from bunkers at 16 and 18.
Accident Los Angeles World Cup Defending champion Xander
Canadian mountaineer falls Former NBA, UCLA player Brazil’s Fernandinho target of Schauffele and US compatriot Kevin
Na shared third on 197 with country-
to death on Pakistan’s K2 dies after standoff with police racist insults after own goal man Sam Saunders, grandson of the late
golf legend Arnold Palmer, fifth on 198.
A Canadian national who was at- Tyler Honeycutt, a basketball star at Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho and India’s Anirban Lahiri, American
tempting to climb Pakistan’s K2 the University of California at Los An- family members have been victims of Joel Dahmen and two-time Masters
mountain has fallen to his death, of- geles who played two seasons in the racist insults on social media since his champion Bubba Watson shared sixth
ficials said Saturday. NBA, was found dead Saturday after a World Cup own goal on Friday, when on 199.
The 53-year-old was between standoff with Los Angeles police. Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in Watson, seeking his fourth title of
camps 2 and 3 on the notoriously The 27-year-old Honeycutt, who the quarterfinals of the World Cup in the year, fired seven birdies on his
challenging 8,611 metres (28,251 had barricaded himself inside a home Russia. way to a 65.
feet) peak when the accident hap- in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood, Several internet users referred to “I’ve got to have a big day and
pened, an official of the Gilgit-Baltis- apparently shot himself, his former the Manchester City player as a “mon- hopefully they’re not going to have
tan Tourism department told AFP. high school coach Bort Escoto told key,” while some even threatened to big days,” Watson said.
His death was confirmed by Sakha- the Los Angeles Times. kill him after Brazil’s 2-1 loss. Watson has been unhappy at mis-
wat Hussain of Summit Karakoram, the The incident began on Friday eve- The player’s wife, Rosa Glaucia, takes in rounds each day, although
tour company that organised his trip. ning when police responded to a call also found her Instagram account full he likes the way he has been playing
Hussain said that he had received of a “man with a gun”. Local televi- of insults. “Your husband’s (screw up) lately, coming off a victory two weeks
notification from the base camp that sion station ABC7 reported Honeyc- ruined everything,” was one comment ago at the Travelers Championship.
the Canadian “had fallen to his death utt’s mother had called police to say from guih_nevetti. “I’m not where I wanted to be,”
and his body has been moved to ad- her son was acting “erratically”. Fernandinho’s mother had to close Watson said. “I’ve missed a lot of
vance base camp”, adding that he was A standoff lasting until the early her Instagram account due to the heap putts. I thought I hit the ball a lot bet-
in contact with family members. hours of Saturday morning ended short- of offensive comments on her profile. ter than that.
K2 is the world’s second highest peak ly before 4 a.m., when officers entered Shocked by the racist messages, “I had a couple silly bogeys today.
and looms over the Karakoram range the home and found Honeycutt dead. dozens of internet users rushed to Angry with where I’m at.”
on the China-Pakistan border. Also “He was a great kid to be around. Fernandinho’s defense on social net- Schauffele, who also won last year’s
known as the “Savage Mountain”, it is But he was having some problems,” works. Tour Championship, eagled the par-
often deemed a more challenging climb Escoto told The Times. “From what I On the Mundo Negro site, which 5 17th blasting out of greenside sand
than the highest peak, Mount Everest. know, he shot himself.” specializes in black culture, a message from 22 feet to move within a stroke.
It was first summited in 1954. Since Escoto said that Honeycutt had illustrated by a photo of Fernandinho South Korean-born Na won his
then, just 306 people have made it to been pursuing his pro basketball ca- underscored that “the defeat of Brazil only US PGA title at the 2011 Shri-
the top, while 80 have died trying, ac- reer in Russia, but had difficulty ad- and the own goal do not justify racism. ners Hospitals Open.
cording to the 8000ers website. justing to life there. Nothing justifies racism. We are with “We’re definitely looking for that
Nestled between the western end Honeycutt played for UCLA from you Fernandinho.” second win,” he said.
of the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush 2009 to 2011. He was a second-round On Friday night, TV Globo journal- World number 99 Lahiri, also
mountains and the Karakoram range, pick by the Sacramento Kings in the ist Glenda Kozlowski wept in front of seeking a first PGA Tour win, fired a
Gilgit-Baltistan has 18 of the world’s 2011 NBA Draft and played in 24 the cameras, talking about how dis- career-low 61 on Friday but shot 71
50 highest peaks. games over two NBA seasons. traught the player’s family was. on Saturday.
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32 Rustic 21 Actinium (abbr.)
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30 Fish 20 Launch
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