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Important news for important people Volume 3283 Friday August 24, 2018
International Business Sports
Thousands of cleaners are busy sepa- Thousands of American and Chinese Five-time champion Roger Federer Cabo San Lucas
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“The consultations will continue,” Nauert said. “This issue is going to take some time” Reports
Pompeo to return to N. Korea with new special envoy Tabloid execs get immunity
to talk about Trump payments
State Department spokeswoman Prosecutors have granted immunity
Heather Nauert later said Pompeo to two executives at the National
was not expecting to meet with Kim. Enquirer tabloid for testimony about
At the first-ever meeting between President Donald Trump’s involve-
sitting leaders of the US and North ment in payoffs to silence women
Korea, Trump and Kim pledged in about his liaisons, media reports said
a joint statement to work toward the Thursday.
“complete denuclearization of the The reports said immunity had
Korean Peninsula.” been given to Enquirer chief execu-
The statement, however, was short tive David Pecker, a longtime Trump
on details and a UN panel of experts friend, and the newspaper’s chief
has found that North Korea is pressing content officer Dylan Howard.
ahead with its nuclear and missile pro- The Enquirer’s parent company
grams. Pompeo has insisted that Kim American Media Inc. did not respond
verbally agreed to the complete and to an AFP inquiry on the reports.
verifiable denuclearization of North The two could offer evidence on
Korea, under a timetable to be fleshed Trump’s knowledge of payments
out in follow-up discussions led by to porn actress Stormy Daniels and
the State Department on the US side. Playboy model Karen McDougal,
Kim has followed through on some according to the reports in The New
commitments made at the summit, in- York Times, The Wall Street Journal
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Photo AFP) cluding returning the remains of US and CNN.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Un,” Pompeo said. “He and I will service members killed during the The executives at the supermar-
on Thursday named a Ford Motor Co. be traveling to North Korea next Korean War. ket tabloid were some way involved
executive as special envoy for North week to make further diplomatic And satellite imagery from the in both hush money deals, The Wall
Korea and said they would both trav- progress towards our objective,” he Sohae Satellite Launching Station Street Journal reported.
el to the nuclear-armed country next said. on North Korea’s west coast shows The newspaper said that the execu-
week. The trip will be Pompeo’s fourth to workers dismantling part of the site, tives would not face criminal charges
Stephen Biegun, 55, who is retiring North Korea, and the second since a although experts warns the move in the investigation into possible vio-
as Ford’s vice president for interna- historic summit on June 12 between does not necessarily impact Pyong- lations of campaign finance laws and
tional governmental affairs, had been Trump and Kim. yang’s nuclear program. Pompeo Trump’s involvement in the scheme.
considered for the post of President “The State Department has already went to Pyongyang in early July but Bringing a media company into the
Donald Trump’s national security ad- done excellent work in implement- came back with little to show for his investigation could prompt concerns
visor before it went to John Bolton. ing and sustaining the pressure cam- efforts, though he insisted the talks over the First Amendment or press
“Steve will direct the US policy paign, putting together the first ever were “very productive.” Meanwhile freedom. But several reports said the
towards North Korea and lead our leader-level summit in Singapore and North Korea has criticized Washing- newspaper may not be able to use that
efforts to achieve President Trump’s laying the groundwork to hold North ton for its “gangster-like” and “uni- defense because it was acting more as
goal of the final, fully verified de- Korea accountable to the promises lateral” demands for the complete, a political operation than a news or-
nuclearization of North Korea, as that chairman Kim has made,” Pom- verifiable and irreversible disman- ganization.
agreed to by chairman Kim Jong peo said. tling of Pyongyang’s atomic arsenal. The New York Times said the com-
pany did not challenge the subpoena
“I hope that the new party will win the next election” and agreed to cooperate where they
deemed First Amendment rights were
Canada lawmaker quits Conservatives to form new party not violated.
A populist and libertarian Canadian splintered -- and is likely to derail Bernier said that in the coming The revelations come days after
lawmaker who has assailed “diversity conservatives’ hopes of unseating weeks, he would look to create a Cohen implicated Trump in pleading
and multiculturalism” in the country Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Lib- “new party that will promote conser- guilty this week to making hush pay-
quit the Conservative Party on Thurs- erals in 2019. vative values.” ments during the 2016 campaign to
day and said he will form a new right- “My party’s stand on several is- Bernier renewed his attacks on the two women, who said they had af-
wing party to compete in next year’s sues have convinced me that under Canada’s “diversity and multicul- fairs with the Republican candidate.
general election. the current leadership, it has all but turalism,” its supply-managed dairy Because the hush payments were
The decision by former foreign abandoned its core conservative prin- sector -- a stumbling block in trade intended to influence the outcome of
minister Maxime Bernier to split ciples,” said Bernier, who last year talks with the United States -- as well the elections, they violated US laws
with the Tories marks the third time narrowly lost a Tory leadership con- as Ottawa’s handouts to corporations governing campaign contributions,
in as many decades that the party has test to moderate Andrew Scheer. and regional governments. putting Trump in legal jeopardy.

Page 2 Friday August 24, 2018
200 migrants “Pilgrims can be friends of the environment. It starts by raising awareness back home”
Salvini accuses EU partners ‘Green hajj’ slowly takes root in Mecca
of inaction over migrant boat
A week after the Italian coastguard Thousands of cleaners are busy sepa-
rescued nearly 200 migrants, Interior rating plastic from other rubbish as
Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday more than two million Muslims wrap
restated his refusal to let them land up a pilgrimage to Mecca that pres-
in Italy and accused EU partners of ents a huge environmental challenge
inaction. for Saudi Arabia.
“No one will land in Italy without The Mamuniya camp in Mina near
my authorisation,” Salvini, of the far- the holy city is dotted with colour-
right League party, said in a radio in- coded barrels -- black for organic
terview. waste and blue for cans and plastics
The migrants were rescued by the for recycling. It’s all part of an initia-
Diciotti vessel overnight on August tive to reduce the environmental foot-
15 in a new drama that has sparked a print of the hajj, one of the world’s
political row within Italy, with former largest annual gatherings.
Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of the More than 42,000 tonnes of waste
centre-left Democratic Party brand- are produced during the pilgrimage
ing Salvini’s handling of the situation to Islam’s holiest sites, according of
a “national disgrace”. Mohammed al-Saati, head of sanita-
Salvini meanwhile has renewed tion for the Mecca municipality.
accusations that fellow EU states are “We’re facing some real chal-
shirking their responsibilities. lenges, primarily the sheer volume
In a Facebook post he accused sev- of waste produced ... along with the Muslim pilgrims partake in the symbolic stoning of the devil at the Jamarat Bridge in Mina
eral European countries, including number of pilgrims, the limited space hired during the pilgrimage season, aim to cut waste volumes by two-
Germany and Spain, of reneging on around the holy sites, different na- which saw temperatures rise to 44 thirds by 2030, Saati said, with a plan
an agreement to take migrants who tionalities and the weather,” Saati degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit) this that speaks to both environmental
were allowed to land in the Sicilian told AFP. week. ethics and religious belief.
port of Pozzallo in July. “Islam as a religion does not en- A handful of camps in the town of Sorted waste collected from the
“Why should we trust them this courage excess,” he added. Mina, the site of the symbolic stoning pilgrimage sites will be sold to com-
time? Before asking for the disembar- “Pilgrims can be friends of the en- of the devil ritual during hajj, have panies that handle recycling.
kation of the Diciotti, Europe should vironment. It starts by raising aware- begun to implement plans to turn All proceeds will be given to char-
give us explanations. I’m not back- ness back home.” “green”, cutting back on waste and ity in standing with the Muslim belief
ing down.” Thirteen of the some 190 The hajj, which started on Sunday encouraging pilgrims to do their part. in “sadaqah,” or voluntary donations.
migrants were allowed off for health and ends on Friday, drew nearly 2.4 Banners hanging near the Kaaba, a Workers in bright green vests made
reasons on the island of Lampedusa million Muslims from around the black structure inside Mecca’s Grand their way across the streets and al-
before the vessel carried on to the Si- world this year, according to official Mosque towards which Muslims leys, picking up soda cans and plastic
cilian port of Catania. Saudi figures. More than 13,000 sani- around the world pray, also featured water bottles as pilgrims packed their
Late Wednesday, Salvini agreed to tation workers and supervisors were the recycle logo this year. Authorities things to return home.
allow 27 unaccompanied minors off
the boat but the rest remain trapped As a senator, Kirchner enjoys congressional immunity from imprisonment
on board, despite calls from the UN-
HCR and aid agencies for them to be Argentine police search home of ex-president Kirchner
allowed off. Salvini insists those who Bomb disposal experts, forensic sci- Buenos Aires residence in the exclu- Kirchner administration official, Jose
remain on board are “illegal immi- entists, dogs and firefighters searched sive Recoleta neighborhood just after Lopez, was caught red-handed trying
grants” and do not have the right to the Buenos Aires home of Argentina’s midday (1500 GMT), although local to hide a bag containing eight million
humanitarian protection accorded to former president Cristina Kirchner on media said the searches of her other dollars in cash.
refugees. Thursday as the investigation into the two homes were yet to begin. Kirch- More than a dozen elite business-
The nationalities of those still on so-called notebooks corruption case ner was not present at her fifth-floor men and former government offi-
board is not clear but according to intensified. apartment, having spent Wednesday cials were arrested after La Nacion
Save the Children almost all of the The move came after judge Clau- night at her daughter Florencia’s newspaper reported on August 1 that
children who were allowed off on dio Bonadio successfully petitioned home, her lawyer Gregorio Dalbon millions in bribes were delivered by
Wednesday are from Eritrea, whose the Senate on Wednesday to partially said. a ministerial chauffeur to Kirchner’s
regime of compulsory military ser- lift Kirchner’s parliamentary immu- However, another lawyer, Carlos residences, both during her presi-
vice has been likened to slavery by nity so her three residences could be Beraldi was left fuming after he was dency and that of her late husband
the UN. searched for evidence of multi-mil- ejected from the apartment during the Nestor.
For its part the European Commis- lion dollar bribes paid by business- search on Bonadio’s orders. According to driver Oscar Cente-
sion said Thursday it wanted “a swift men in exchange for public works “This is a farce! It’s a clear viola- no’s bombshell evidence, the Kirch-
resolution so that the people on board contracts during her administration. tion of the rule of law,” said Beraldi, ners’ residence in Buenos Aires was
can be safely disembarked as soon as As a senator, Kirchner enjoys con- vowing to make a criminal complaint the venue for the handover of mil-
possible”. “We are stepping up our gressional immunity from imprison- against Bonadio. lions of dollars in cash, with others
pro-active work to find a long-term, ment, but not from prosecution. Simultaneously, police raided a taking place at the Casa Rosada gov-
durable, European solution,” Com- On Wednesday, Kirchner de- convent on the outskirts of Buenos ernment headquarters and the Olivos
mission spokesman Alexander Win- nounced in a fiery and defiant speech Aires where two years ago another official presidential residence.
terstein told reporters. to the chamber what she called “polit-
He added that a meeting of high- ical persecution” but the 65-year-old,
level representatives from around a like all the other 66 senators present,
dozen member states would be held approved the petition.
on Friday to discuss the issue. She had told lawmakers in a letter
If no European solution to the Di- that she was willing to allow searches
ciotti case is found, Salvini has repeat- of her homes in Buenos Aires, Santa
edly threatened to send the migrants Cruz and El Calafate on condition
back to Libya. “Either Europe begins that they did not allow the searches to
to seriously defend its borders and be filmed or photographed.
shares the relocation of immigrants, However, she complained that she
or we will start taking them back to was “going to be the first elected
the port that they left,” he tweeted on senator to be searched.” Around 20
Tuesday. police officers entered Kirchner’s

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Industry continued Thursday to press its opposition to the White House on trade Wall Street Indexes
As new tariffs hit, US, China seek to avert more economic damage Dow Jones 9.93 - 0.2%
+ 0.6%
Thousands of American and Chinese Treasury has not specified what ing held by the US Trade Representa- International Stock Indexes
products became 25 percent more topics are being discussed. tive, National Retail Federation Vice Australia
expensive overnight on Thursday, In Beijing, China’s foreign min- President Jonathan Gold portrayed Frankfurt 28.68 - 0.07%
but talks are underway to try to avert istry spokesman Lu Kang said, “We Trump’s tariffs as a dire threat. Italy
more economic damage from Presi- hope the US can make concerted ef- “These tariffs threaten to increase London
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trade confrontations. While the talks, the first since June, stroy the livelihoods of US workers,” Paris 46.41 - 0.43%
As part of Trump’s aggressive have cheered Wall Street and fueled he said. Tokyo
trade stance, Washington hit China optimism the countries can step back Negotiations on revising the nearly Toronto
with punitive duties on another $16 from the escalating trade war, observ- 25-year-old North American Free Latin-American Stock Indexes
billion in goods, triggering a swift tit- ers note that real progress is unlikely Trade agreement appear on a more Bogota
for-tat retaliation from Beijing. until high ranking officials get in- positive track as officials have sig- Buenos Aires
Adding to the $34 billion targeted volved. naled a partial accord between the Lima
in July, that brings the total two-way US businesses have become in- United States and Mexico could be Mexico
trade weighed down by the steep tar- creasingly concerned about the ex- reached as soon as Thursday. Panama
iffs to $100 billion, and the United change of tariffs, which are raising That would open the way for Can- Santiago
States currently is considering hitting prices for manufacturers and hurting ada to rejoin the talks and finalize a Sao Paulo
another $200 billion -- which Trump US consumers and farmers. revamped NAFTA deal by the end of Venezuela
indicated could come very soon. S&P Global Ratings on Thursday the year. Most Active Stocks
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“We identified and terminated a number of accounts linked to the IRIB organization that disguised their connection to this effort”
Google blocks accounts in ‘influence operation’ linked to Iran
Google said Thursday it blocked sia and Iran, with the apparent aim of target political campaigns, journal- result of watching to IRA activities,
YouTube channels and other accounts sowing discord and confusion ahead ists, activists, and academics located according to the company. A FireEye
over a misinformation campaign of the November US elections. around the world,” Google said. report released on Thursday detailed
linked to Iran, on the heels of similar The tech giant said it blocked 39 The California-based internet gi- its findings and expressed confidence
moves by Facebook and Twitter. YouTube channels that had racked up ant added that in the past year it has in attributing influence campaigns
Google said that working with the to total of 13,466 views in the US on intensified defenses against “actors to Iran. Evidence included phone
cybersecurity firm FireEye, it linked “relevant videos” and disabled six ac- linked to” the Russia-backed Inter- numbers, website registration infor-
the accounts to the Islamic Republic counts at Blogger and 13 accounts at net Research Agency (IRA). mation, and promotion of content in
of Iran Broadcasting as part of an ef- its Google+ social network. Google has removed YouTube synch with Iranian political interests,
fort dating to at least January 2017. “In addition to the intelligence we channels and a Blogger account as a according to the report.
“We identified and terminated a received from FireEye, our teams
number of accounts linked to the have investigated a broader range of
IRIB organization that disguised their suspicious actors linked to Iran who Foreign Exchange
connection to this effort,” Google have engaged in this effort,” Google
vice president Kent Walker said in a said. EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
statement. Google also said it has blocked EURO - 1.16 1.52 .90 1.59 1.14 9.10 128.00
“Actors engaged in this type of in- state-sponsored phishing attacks in USA .86 - 1.30 .78 1.37 .98 7.87 111.11
fluence operation violate our policies, which deceptive messages were sent CAN .66 .77 - .59 1.05 .75 6.00 85.00
and we swiftly remove such content to users of its free email service in an UK 1.11 1.29 1.69 - 1.75 1.27 10.10 143.00
from our services and terminate these effort to trick people into disclosing AUS .63 .73 .95 .57 - .70 5.70 81.00
actors’ accounts.” information such as passwords. SWISS .88 1.02 1.33 .79 1.43 - 8.00 113.00
Google became the latest online “In recent months, we’ve detected H.KONG .11 .13 .17 .10 .18 .12 - 14.10
service to crack down on misinfor- and blocked attempts by state-spon- JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
mation efforts stemming from Rus- sored actors in various countries to

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Artificial intelligence A UN panel said Thursday Sanctions on Iran
Sony to release AI-infused Trade tension, strong dollar hit Latin America’s growth The causes of Ryanair’s
Growth in the emerging economies
robotic pups in the US Latin America’s economic growth is helped pull the world out of recession turbulence
set to come in lower than expected
Sony on Thursday announced that its this year, as US protectionism and after the 2008 financial crisis, but the Air France and British Airways an-
Aibo robotic dogs infused with artifi- widespread wariness of emerging lingering effects of that crisis have nounced Thursday that they will halt
cial intelligence will be unleashed on markets put a drag on the region, a taken their toll -- now exacerbated by flights to Tehran next month, citing
the US market by the year-end holi- UN panel said Thursday. the impact of US President Donald low profitability as the US reimposes
day season, with a price tag of $2,899. The Economic Commission for Trump’s protectionist policies and the sanctions on Iran.
The sixth-generation mechanical Latin America and the Caribbean soaring dollar. Air France, which had run connec-
pup combines robotics with image (ECLAC) slashed its growth forecast Latin America’s economies posted tions to the Iranian capital via its low-
sensors and artificial intelligence, en- for the region by 0.7 point to 1.5 per- solid growth of 6.2 percent in 2010, cost operator Joon, said it would axe
abling it to learn behaviors and recog- cent, saying the “complex global sce- but then tipped into a two-year re- the route on September 18, blaming
nize faces, according to the Japanese nario” had dimmed the outlook since gional recession in 2015. “poor commercial viability”.
consumer electronics giant. its last report in April. The region’s gross domestic prod- The French carrier had already cut
Aibo robot personalities develop It has been a tough year for emerg- uct returned to growth of 1.2 percent down on its Paris to Tehran connec-
based on interactions with people, ing markets across the board, with last year. But now its tepid recovery tions from three a week to just one
giving each a unique character de- global trade tension taking its toll and is in jeopardy. earlier this month, its communica-
pending on its human companions, the strong US dollar battering many Some Latin American countries tions service said.
Sony said. currencies and bonds -- notably in Ar- have found themselves in Trump’s British Airways also announced
“This is truly a one-of-a-kind gentina and Turkey, which have faced firing line. The most notable case is Thursday that it was scrapping its
product designed to connect with its full-blown currency crises. Mexico, which sends some 80 per- London to Tehran service as it was
owners on an emotional level,” Sony ECLAC cited a laundry list of cent of its exports to the United States “currently not commercially vi-
Electronics North America president problems slowing Latin America’s under the North American Free Trade able”.
Mike Fasulo said in a release. economies: Agreement. The US president has hit The last outbound flight to Teh-
Similar to real-life dogs, Aibo can -- “trade disputes between the Brazil, Mexico and Argentina with ran will be on September 22, and the
learn tricks and will seek out owners, United States, China and other na- steel and aluminum tariffs or quo- last inbound flight from Tehran will
reacting to words of praise or scratch- tions” tas, along with the European Union, be on September 23, the British flag
es on the head, according to Sony. -- “growing geopolitical risks” Canada and other countries. carrier added.
Aibo will also play with toys, which -- “a decline in capital flows to- The region also has suffered the British Airways said its decision
Sony will sell you. ward emerging markets in the last indirect effects of the current global was unrelated to US President Don-
Unlike real-life dogs, Aibo has an few months and a rise in sovereign climate, one “marked by uncertainty ald Trump’s imposition of new sanc-
application owners can use to adjust risk levels” and volatility,” said ECLAC. Ironi- tions on Iran, which has prompted
system settings or add new tricks, and -- “depreciations of local curren- cally, Latin America’s fundamentals many foreign businesses to pull out
can connect to the internet cloud to cies against the dollar” remain relatively solid. ECLAC pre- of the country.
store memories. -- “a global economic expansion dicted the region-wide primary defi- Dutch airline KLM -- part of the
Aibo owners will also be able that is tending to lose momentum” cit would fall to 0.5 percent of GDP same group as Air France -- said last
to check on internet-linked canine It has been a roller-coaster ride for this year, and that average inflation month that it was also suspending
companions while away from home, emerging markets in recent years, would remain within the expected Tehran flights due to “negative results
glimpsing life through their robotic and Latin America has been whipped range at 6.5 percent to June -- exclud- and financial outlook”.
eyes, according to Sony. around as much as any region. ing regional basket-case Venezuela. The airline said it was in discus-
sions with partner airlines to offer
Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu would also speak directly with her American opposite number customers rebooking options, or
would offer full refunds.
S.Africa lashes Trump over land ‘seizures’ tweet Air France had resumed links to
South Africa accused US President to redress racial imbalances in land whether seizures could be economi- Tehran in April 2016 after the sign-
Donald Trump of fuelling racial ten- ownership. “’South African Govern- cally damaging as they were in post- ing of a hard-fought deal between
sions on Thursday after he said farm- ment is now seizing land from white independence Zimbabwe. Iran and international powers of-
ers were being forced off their land farmers’,” said Trump’s post, which Mmusi Maimane, the leader of fering sanctions relief in exchange
and many of them killed. tagged the show’s host, Tucker Carl- the main opposition Democratic Al- for guarantees that the Islamic Re-
Trump’s tweet touched on the son, as well as the channel. liance party which opposes forced public would not pursue nuclear
overwhelmingly white ownership of In the clip, Carlson painted an expropriation but backs land reform, weapons.
farmland in South Africa -- one of the apocalyptic picture of the situation said “fear mongering by international Lufthansa and Alitalia are among
most sensitive issues in the country’s accompanied by on-screen graphics leaders adds no value”. European companies still running
post-apartheid history. warning of the “threat of violence and “The injustices of land disposses- flights to Iran despite the US an-
“South Africa totally rejects this economic collapse”. sion in South Africa can be addressed nouncement.
narrow perception which only seeks President Cyril Ramaphosa, who by our constitution in its current form. The United States said in May that
to divide our nation and reminds us faces elections in 2019, has claimed We must ensure ownership of land it was abandoning the 2015 nuclear
of our colonial past,” said the gov- expropriating farms without com- for all South Africans,” he tweeted. deal and reimposing sanctions on
ernment on an official Twitter ac- pensating their owners would “undo Later on Thursday, US State De- Tehran in two phases in August and
count. a grave historical injustice” against partment spokeswoman Heather November.
The foreign ministry said in a state- the black majority during colonialism Nauert called for “a peaceful and The other parties to the nuclear
ment it would meet officials at the US and the apartheid era. transparent public debate”. deal -- Britain, France, Germany,
embassy to challenge the “unfortu- Even though apartheid ended in However she added that on “the China and Russia -- have vowed to
nate comments”, which were “based 1994, the white community that expropriation of land without com- stay in the accord, but their compa-
on false information”. makes up eight percent of the popu- pensation, our position is that that nies risk huge US penalties if they
Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu lation “possess 72 percent of farms” would risk sending South Africa keep doing business in Iran.
would also speak directly with her compared to “only four percent” in down the wrong path”. French companies were among
American opposite number, Secre- the hands of black people who make Earlier this year, Australian Im- those most eager to seize business
tary of State Mike Pompeo, it added. up four-fifths of the population, Ra- migration Minister Peter Dutton opportunities in the Islamic Republic
Trump wrote overnight: “I have maphosa said. sparked a diplomatic row after he following the 2015 deal.
asked Secretary of State... Pompeo The stark inequality stems from said that Canberra should give “spe- On Monday French oil giant Total
to closely study the South Africa land purchases and seizures during the co- cial attention” to white South African announced that it had officially quit
and farm seizures and expropriations lonial era that were then enshrined in farmers seeking asylum. its multi-billion-dollar gas project in
and the large scale killing of farm- law during apartheid. The level of violence against farm- the country.
ers.” His tweet apparently followed But plans to change the constitu- ers and farm workers is hotly contest- It was the latest in a string of major
a segment on conservative Fox News tion have yet to be approved by par- ed but the police’s latest figures show international companies to pull out,
about Pretoria’s plan to change the liament, and there is a vigorous de- there were 74 farm murders in 2016- including German carmaker Daim-
constitution to speed up expropria- bate in South Africa about how land 17, according to the Africa Check ler, Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche
tion of land without compensation redistribution would work -- and fact-checking site. Bahn.

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“Of course Novak and Roger, they are doing very well and especially they like the hard courts”
Federer, Djokovic could meet in US Open quarter-finals

Five-time champion Roger Federer card after missing last year through
could find himself up against Novak injury. Wawrinka, a three-time Grand
Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the Slam champion, ousted Dimitrov in
US Open, where Serena and Venus the first round at Wimbledon in July.
Williams could meet in a third-round On the women’s side, the Wil-
blockbuster. liams sisters feature in a talent-laden
Federer, the second seed, opens top quarter headed by world number
against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka, one Simona Halep. Serena, seeking
anchoring a bottom quarter of the a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam
men’s singles draw announced Thurs- title, is seeded 17th despite her world
day that also features sixth-seeded number 26 ranking, US Open offi-
Djokovic, the reigning Wimbledon cials taking into account her six titles
champion who bested the Swiss great at Flushing Meadows in determining
in the final at the Cincinnati Masters her seeding for the tournament she
last week. missed last year as she gave birth to her
Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev daughter Olympia last September 1.
and seventh-seeded Marin Cilic, the Serena opens against Poland’s
2014 US Open champion, are also in Magda Linette, but her seeding won’t
Federer’s half of the draw. So is mer- protect her from a possible third-
curial Australian Nick Kyrgios, the round clash with her 16th-seeded
30th seed who could face Federer in sister.
the third round. (FILES) Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and switzerland’s Roger Federer (Photo AFP) It would be their earliest meeting
“Of course Novak and Roger, advances on schedule to the quarters, If the Scot, who won his first Grand in a Grand Slam since Venus beat
they are doing very well and espe- Nadal could encounter fifth-seeded Slam title at Flushing Meadows in Serena in the second round of the
cially they like the hard courts,” top Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson 2012, gets past Duckworth he would 1998 Australian Open.
seed and defending champion Rafael in a rematch of last year’s Flushing face either Fernando Verdasco or Fe- But Venus faces a potentially dif-
Nadal said as the draw was revealed Meadows final. liciano Lopez in the second round be- ficult first round match against 2004
in Lower Manhattan. “Let’s see. Let’s Andy Murray, playing his first fore a possible third-round clash with champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, who
see what’s going on.” Grand Slam since Wimbledon of last third-seed Juan Martin del Potro. received a wild card into the main
Spain’s Nadal opens his defense year and still battling to regain full Argentina’s del Potro, the 2009 draw as she continues her return from
against a familiar foe in fellow Span- fitness in the wake of January hip sur- US Open winner, opens against a left wrist surgery.
iard David Ferrer in a rematch of gery, was handed a relatively gentle qualifier. In the same quarter, eighth- Halep, gunning for a second major
their 2013 French Open final. return to the major stage, drawing seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria of the year after her victory at Roland
It will be a 31st career meeting be- Australian James Duckworth, ranked received a nightmare draw: a first- Garros, opens her campaign against
tween the Davis Cup teammates, with 445th in the world, in the opening round meeting with 2016 champion Estonian Kaia Kanepi, a quarter-fi-
Nadal leading the series 24-6. If he round. Stan Wawrinka, who received a wild nalist last year.

Soccer “I will try to get into the Vuelta gently, little by little” Gymnastics
Wildfires force breaks in Cycling’s top climbers tackle tailor-made Vuelta Teen pips 43-year-old gym-
Thibault Pinot, one of the bright-
NWSL playoff game Cycling’s top climbers join the lineup est hopes in French cycling, will also nast to Asian Games gold
Saturday for the start of the Vuelta e
Poor air quality caused by smoke Espana, in the absence of defending be on the starting ramp in a tentative South Korea’s Yeo Seo-jeong wept
from raging wildfires in Oregon champion Chris Froome and Tour de return to competition after pneumo- as she vaulted her way to victory at
forced several interruptions to a France winner Geraint Thomas. nia forced an early end to his Giro the Asian Games on Thursday in a
National Women’s Soccer League The Sky teammates have both cho- d’Italia in May. tense final that saw her snatch gold
game, US media reports said Thurs- sen to skip the Vuelta this year with “I will try to get into the Vuelta from 43-year-old Oksana Chusovi-
day. Thomas taking on the Tour of Ger- gently, little by little,” said the man tina in the dying moments.
Portland Thorns’ victory over Sky many then joining Froome for a rare who finished third in the 2015 Tour The 16-year-old’s win was the
Blue FC was halted four times to give appearance on home soil at the Tour of France. second of the day for Korea, stop-
players a break after air pollution in of Britain. “We will assess how I am doing ping gymnastics giants China in
the region reached “unhealthy” levels Frenchman Romain Bardet and at the half-way mark and determine their tracks after they claimed all
set by the Oregon Department of En- Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands whether to go for the overall prize four golds on the first three days of
vironmental Quality. will also miss the race which starts or look to picking up a stage win in the competition.
The air quality index reached 163 with a time-trial in Malaga and ends week three.” It came after Kim Han-sol secured
shortly after the second half of the in Madrid on September 16 after That way he would join an elite gold in the men’s floor -- the opening
game kicked off. serving up a lung-bursting eight up- circle of riders who have won stages apparatus final -- with a swaggering
Any number between 151 and 200 hill finishes in the mountains. in the three great tours (France, Italy routine, much to the delight of the
is regarded as unhealthy and resi- Three-time world champion Pe- and Spain). vocal pack of South Korean fans
dents are advised to remain indoors ter Sagan of Slovakia will join the “The standard will be very high madly waving flags and whooping.
and avoid physically demanding ac- starting line-up that has attracted and it will be very interesting to Compatriot Yeo said she was
tivities. the cream of cycling’s climbers led watch,” he said. happy with her performance in the
The National Women’s Soccer by former Vuelta winners Alejandro Along with many others competing women’s vault but was focused on
League enforced breaks in the 15th, Valverde and Nairo Quintana of the in Spain including Australian Porte, Tokyo 2020, where she is intent on
30th, 60th and 75th minutes to coun- Movistar team, Vincenzo Nibali of Pinot will also have an eye on the winning a gold to dedicate to her fa-
ter the air problem. Bahrain-Merida and UAE’s Fabio World Championships in Innsbruck, ther Yeo Hong-chul.
Oxygen tanks were made avail- Aru. tailored for climbers, which starts on The older Yeo won a silver medal
able for players to use on each Also among the challengers are September 30. on vault at the 1996 Olympic Games
bench. Australian Richie Porte (BMC), Co- A number of other riders claim that in Atlanta, but never secured an
The game was eventually won 2-1 lombia’s Rigoberto Uran (EF-Edu- they are not targetting victory in the Olympic gold. “I want to go there
by Portland, who progressed to the cation First), Irishman Dan Martin Vuelta. and win gold for him,” she said after
postseason after the win. (UAE) and Colombian Miguel Angel “As I am in a recovery phase, it is securing the top spot with 14.387.
A series of huge wildfires are burn- Lopez (Astana). hard for me to think about the overall Runner-up Chusovitina, from Uz-
ing across the Western coasts of the British brothers Simon and Adam race standings,” said Nibali, second bekistan and the oldest female gym-
United States and Canada, with at Yates, of the Mitchelton-Scott team, last year but recovering from a frac- nast in the competition by far, said
least 10 blazing in Oregon alone. are also tipped to do well. tured vertebrae suffered in France. that “silver was like getting gold”.

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Healing Essentials Aromatherapy Massage
A visit to the Spa at Hacienda Beach Club and
Residences is a journey into a world of sensation,
beauty and balance. The Spa’s serene desert As a beautiful way to relax and
garden environment creates an atmosphere of escape for a while, this treatment
luxury with a sense of place and invites guests to is designed to encourage your
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mental, and emotional renewal. of the of the past, while a relaxing aromatherapy massage with essential oils, all
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and comfort. The ritual is complete with a warming facial aromatherapy
Fitness Class Schedule compress and invigorating scalp massage.
Fitness Center 6 am – 9 pm daily 80 min $220 USD + TAX
Each of our cardio stations is equipped with a
television. We supply headphones, towels and bottled
water for your visit. Maintain your fitness regimen or start
a new one with guidance from our personal trainers! Hacienda Spa Cafe

Monday, August 20
Yoga: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Our Spa Cafe is open daily and serves a
Glutes, Abs & Legs: 9:30- 10:30 am selection of healthy snacks, cold pressed
juices, freshly made smoothies and coffees.
Tuesday, August 21
Spinning: 8:00 am -09:00 am Stop by and order á la carte or let us create
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am your favorite smoothie or juice for you.
We also offer a relaxing sitting area including
Wednesday, August 22 free Wi-Fi service and are located just right
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am- 9:00 am next to the Hacienda SPA and the Gym.
Yoga: 10:00 am- 11:00 am
Adjacent to the Spa Café you can practice and improve your golf game on the
Thursday, August 23 putting green. Putters and golf balls are available at the Spa Café.
Glutes, Abs & Legs: 9:00- 10:00 am
Mat Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Open Daily 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday, August 24
Functional Training: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Hacienda Spa Boutique
Spinning: 9:30 am -10:30 am
Reformer Pilates: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Luxurious beach clothing , sunglasses, jewelry,
Saturday, August 25th hats and bags, sunscreen, sundries,
Cardio Strength Circuit 08:00 am -09:00 am aromatherapy products and gifts are available
Yoga: 10:00 am – 11:00 am at our exclusive boutique.

Sunday, August 26th
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am –9:00 am
Spinning: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Private classes
Hacienda Spa offers personal training classes
upon request.

Hacienda Spa & Fitness Center

Group Fitness Class Schedule
August 20 to Sep 02

Monday, August 20
Yoga: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Glutes, Abs & Legs: 9:30- 10:30 am

Monday, August 27

Tuesday, August 21 Yoga: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Spinning: 8:00 am -09:00 am Tuesday, August 28

Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Wednesday, August 22

Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
Yoga: 10:00 am- 11:00 am
Wednesday, August 29

Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
Thursday, August 23
Mat Pilates: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Thursday, August 30

Glutes, Abs & Legs: 9:30- 10:30 am Glutes, Abs & Legs: 9:30- 10:30 am

Friday, August 24 Friday, August 31

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

Saturday, September 01
Cardio Strength Circuit 08:00 am -09:00 am

Saturday, August 25

Cardio Strength Circuit 08:00 am -09:00 am

Yoga: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Sunday, September 02

Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am –9:00 am

Sunday, August 26
Boot Camp Training: 8:00 am –9:00 am
Spinning: 9:30 am – 10:30 am


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