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Donor countries were to meet in the Dominican Republican Wednesday for a summit on the international effort to rebuild Haiti, still struggling after being leveled by a massive... P.2

Hewlett-Packard, the world’s leading personal computer maker, said Tuesday it would cut 3,000 jobs as it makes a onebillion-dollar switch to fully automated data centers... P.3

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after four decades of marriage

Al Gore, wife Tipper, to separate

(FILES) Al Gore, kisses his wife Tipper

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former US vice president and anti-global warming campaigner Al Gore and his wife Tipper have told friends that they will separate after four decades of marriage, an aide said Tuesday. Kreider confirmed that the Gores -whose affection for each other was evident at social gatherings in Washington for 40 years, notably during his failed

dies at age 59

Trivial Pursuit co-creator

OTTAWA (AFP) - Chris Haney, co-creator of one the world’s top-selling board games, Trivial Pursuit, died on Tuesday in a Toronto hospital at age 59, public broadcaster CBC said. The Canadian broadcaster said he died after a long illness. Haney and his friend Scott Abbott, both journalists, came up with the idea for the game in Montreal in December 1979, after arguing over a Scrabble match. Haney’s brother John and lawyer Ed Werner helped them launch the game in 1982 to worldwide acclaim. They sold the rights to the game to toy giant Hasbro in 2008. Trivial Pursuit is now played in 33 countries, with sales since its launch topping 50 million Canadian dollars (47 million US).

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2000 White House run -- had let friends know of their plans by email. “We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate,” they said in the message, first reported by the online publication Politico. “This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have

made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further,” they said. Al Gore, 62, won the Nobel peace prize in 2007 for his work on raising awareness of climate change, and an Oscar that same year for his documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” sounding the alarm over global warming. Mary Elizabeth “Tipper” Gore, 61, is a photographer who chronicled her life as the vice president’s spouse as well as Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign and has won praise for her work as an advocate for mental health issues. The two met at his senior prom dance in 1965, married in May 1970, and have four children. At the August 2000 Democratic presidential convention, the two had made headlines by sharing a long kiss on the stage after she introduced him and he prepared to accept the party’s nomination. The embrace, though derided by some as choreographed, helped bring home Gore’s message that he was “my own man” at a time when then-president Bill Clinton’s tawdry affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky loomed over the campaign.

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US Supreme Court petitioned in UN sexual harassment case

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A UN employee claiming she was sexually harassed by a top official in the world body asked the US Supreme Court Tuesday to rescind the man’s diplomatic immunity, her lawyers said. Cynthia Brzak filed the petition -- with fellow UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) employee Nasr Ishak -- stemming from a December 2003 incident implicating ex-UNHCR chief Ruud Lubbers. According to the plaintiffs, Lubbers “indecently assaulted” Brzak in his executive offices. The complaint said former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan then ignored the UN recommendations by the Office of Internal Oversight Services tasked with investigating the complaint to

take disciplinary action against Lubbers, a former Dutch prime minister. The infamous affair, and frenzied media coverage surrounding it, eventually prompted Lubbers to quit his post in February 2005, four years after he took office. He has long denied the allegations. He was never charged in the case thanks to the diplomatic immunity granted to top UN officials. In their petition, Brzak and Ishak asked the Supreme Court to review a March ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that upheld a New York federal court’s dismissal of the case. Ishak was “targeted” by Lubbers because the former UNHCR chief “believed he had assisted Brzak in filing her complaints,” according to the plaintiffs’ attorneys.

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despite an outcry

Hundreds held in Israel after botched raid on flotilla

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel on Tuesday deported dozens of activists and held hundreds more while vowing to block other Gaza-bound ships despite an outcry over its botched raid on an aid flotilla that left nine dead. Israel stood its ground even as world leaders demanded an investigation into Monday’s commando raid in international waters and the swift release of the detainees. “We sent you on this mission and you operated outstandingly,” armed forces chief of staff Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi told soldiers wounded during the pre-dawn operation by special forces using helicopters and small craft. Of the 682 people from 42 countries aboard the six ships towed to an Israeli port, 45 agreed to be deported immediately and were flown out Monday and Tuesday, immigration police spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said. More than 120 Arab nationals were issued deportation orders and handed to military police to be taken to the Jordanian border. The hundreds still detained apparently refused a demand they sign a document saying they entered Israel illegally even though the ships were seized in international waters. Forty-eight activists and six soldiers were being treated in hospitals. “Our priority now is to check on the condition and whereabouts of the people wounded and of those detained by the Israeli authorities,” said Pierre Wettach, head of delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Israel insists the boarding would have been peaceful if the commandos had not been attacked by dozens of club-wielding activists on the Turkish ferry Mavi Marmara, which carried most of the passengers.

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And a senior official made it clear Israel would not tolerate more attempts to breach its blockade of Hamas-run Gaza. But organisers insisted they would push ahead with a fresh bid to break the blockade in the coming days. “We knew what the risk would be and we will continue to run these flotillas,” said Greta Berlin of the Free Gaza Movement. “The Rachel Corrie will probably be there within the week,” she said, referring to an aid-laden cargo ship which is currently just to the east of Italy. Berlin said organisers were working on plans for a new flotilla which would leave for Gaza in July. But Israel was adamant it would not let any ships through. “We will not let any ships reach Gaza and supply what has become a terrorist base threatening the heart of Israel,” deputy defence minister Matan Vilnai told public radio.

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Haiti needs about 11.5 billion dollars for its anticipated decade-long rebuilding effort

Donor countries to meet on Haiti rebuilding effort PUNTA CANA (AFP) - Donor countries were to meet in the Dominican Republican Wednesday for a summit on the international effort to rebuild Haiti, still struggling after being leveled by a massive January earthquake. “It is the first meeting following a donors’ conference held in New York on March 21, which received pledges of 10 billion dollars,” Haiti’s Finance and Economy Minister Ronald Beaudin told AFP. The meeting, the “World Summit for the Future of Haiti” to be held in the resort town of Punta Cana, is to be attended by top officials from Europe and the Americas, with the goal of firming up international plans for the massive rebuilding effort and offers of financial support. Beaudin said only Brazil has actually come through with its pledged donation, sending some 55 million dollars, and said he hoped other donors now will quickly follow suit. “A mechanism to track the pledged monies has been put in place,” he said. Aid experts have said Haiti needs about 11.5 billion dollars for its anticipated decade-long rebuilding effort. Delegations at the meeting from more than 50 countries were to make a full review of projected rebuilding plans and of monies collected so far, so that they can set more concrete deadlines in planning Haiti’s reconstruction. Among those to set to attend are former US president Bill

100 million dollars value

Big cocaine haul seized

MONROVIA (AFP) - Drug enforcement officials seized four tonnes of Colombian cocaine with a street value of 100 million dollars in Monrovia, Liberia’s defence minister said on Tuesday. Seven people caught with the narcotics, which were destined for the United States, were arrested during the drugs bust last week and have been deported to the US to face trial, said Brownie Samukai. “Seven foreign nationals, from Russia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Ghana, were arrested in Monrovia for running an operation that would have brought into Liberia about 4,000 kilos (8,800 pounds) of cocaine from the South American country of Columbia,” he said. Samukai was speaking at a joint conference held by the Liberian government and the United States embassy. Brooks Robinson, Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Monrovia said the suspects were trying to establish cocaine smuggling routes from South America through the war-torn west African nation to the US. They attempted to exploit connections with supposedly corrupt government officials who “were in fact working in an undercover capacity, in close cooperation with the US Drug Enforcement Agency,” he said. In recent years, international narcotics traffickers have transported huge quantities of cocaine, worth billions of dollars, through several West African countries which have emerged as a key transiting point.

Bill Clinton (C) visits a construction project of small houses

Clinton and World Bank President Robert Zoellick. Guatemalan diplomat Edmond Mulet, who heads the UN Stabilization Mission In Haiti (MINUSTAH), last week vowed to speed the creation of the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti (ICRH), which is to oversee the rebuilding effort. “To really get the reconstruction phase going, the ICRH has to quickly get down to the task of planning the rebuilding, to ensure efficient coordination of donor re-

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sources,” Mulet told a press conference in Haiti. Mulet said he expects that the organization will up be and running “in the next few days.” But, he cautioned, “it is important not to create a parallel structure (with the Haiti the government) but to make sure that its efforts reinforce the efforts of the the state -- with full respect for Haiti’s sovereignty,” he said. Beaudin also sought to allay growing fears among Haitians of being governed by foreign interests.

there are more than 200 political prisoners held in Cuban jails

Cuba moves political prisoners near families: dissidents HAVANA (AFP) - Cuba’s government started relocating political prisoners Tuesday closer to their families after mediation by the Roman Catholic church which is seeking their release, dissident and family sources said. The action came after church-government talks aimed at ending politically embarrassing hunger strikes in support of the political prisoners. “As of now, there have been three relocations of the 17 we are hoping for. The process has begun. It must be that they are doing it between today and tomorrow,” said dissident Elizardo Sanchez, who leads the Cuban Committee for Human Rights and National Reconciliation. So far Felix Navarro and Antonio Diaz, who were sentenced to 25 and 20 years and jailed in the central province of Ciego de Avila, have been taken to jails in Matanzas and Havana City; Diosdado Gonzalez, who is serving 20 years, was

sent from westernmost Pinar del Rio to his home province of Matanzas, Sanchez said. Last week a dissident on a three-month hunger strike had said the government would take the steps; Guillermo Farinas went on his latest strike demanding that 26 sick political prisoners be freed before he would end the protest, a source of deep embarrassment for President Raul Castro’s government in the only one-party communist regime in the Americas. Church officials negotiated with the government on behalf of Farinas. An opposition journalist, Farinas began his 23rd hunger strike since 1995 -- denying both food and water -- the day after leading Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata died on February 23 following an 85-day hunger strike. Farinas is currently in Santa Clara hospital in central Cuba, where he has been treated with an IV drip since March 11.

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Sophos said

Facebook users warned of ‘likejacking’ scam

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Internet security firm Sophos has warned Facebook users to be on the alert for a scam which sends a spam message to all of their friends on the social network. Sophos, in a pair of blog posts late Monday, said “hundreds of thousands” of Facebook users have fallen for the scam which it dubbed “likejacking.” It said some Facebook users had received a message such as “This man takes a picture of himself EVERYDAY for 8 YEARS!!” and were encouraged to click on a link. Sophos said clicking on the link takes a Facebook user to what appears to be a blank page with a “Click here to continue” message. Sophos said clicking on the page publishes the original message on their own Facebook page with a “like” notation and recommends it to all of their Facebook friends. “This of course posts a message to your newsfeed, your friends see it and click on it, and so it spreads,” Sophos said. Sophos warned last week about a Facebook scam designed to trick users into installing adware, a software package that automatically plays, displays or downloads advertisements to their computer. That followed a similar scam that spread on Facebook the week before involving a fake posting tagged as the “sexiest video ever,” according to Sophos.

The entrance of Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto, California

HP bought Texas-based business services outsourcing giant EDS as part of a 13.9 billion dollar deal aimed at creating a global powerhouse in computer services to compete against IBM. “Hewlett-Packard, one of the world’s largest tech companies, will lay off 9,000 people as it tries to boost the productivity of its biggest unit -- Enterprise Services,” said Douglas McIntyre at Moody’s Economy.com. McIntyre noted that the purchase of EDS resulted in nearly 25,000 job cuts in 2009.

a debt of gratitude

Other woman says Bullock owes her

OTTAWA (AFP) - Sandra Bullock owes her soon-to-be ex-husband’s former mistress a debt of gratitude for exposing her husband’s cheating, the other woman Michelle “Bombshell” McGee told a Canadian broadcaster on Tuesday. “In a twisted type of way, I guess Sandra should be thankful that I did come forward and let her know that her husband did cheat on her,” she said in an interview with CTV’s eTalk program to be aired on Tuesday. Bullock’s marriage unraveled just 10 days after the popular 45-year-old scooped a best actress Academy Award for her performance in “The Blind Side,” where she plays a housewife who adopts a troubled homeless teenager. It was the latest in a series of honors for Bullock during Hollywood’s awards season, where she repeatedly paid tribute to her husband during acceptance speeches, proudly stating that James “has got my back.” Yet allegations by tattooed stripper McGee that she had been involved in an affair with James for several months left Bullock’s seemingly rock-solid five-year marriage in ruins. McGee, meanwhile, was recently paid 500 dollars an hour to appear in a television spot for pro-adultery website AshleyMadison.com which is to be aired in Canada and the United States, the company said.

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US oil disaster cost one billion dollars

Hewlett-Packard to cut 3,000 jobs NEW YORK (AFP) - Hewlett-Packard, the world’s leading personal computer maker, said Tuesday it would cut 3,000 jobs as it makes a one-billion-dollar switch to fully automated data centers. The investment in its Enterprise Services business entails the elimination of 9,000 jobs over the next three years, HP said. “As a result of productivity gains and automation, HP expects to eliminate roughly 9,000 positions over a multiyear period to reinvest for further growth and to increase shareholder value,” the Palo Alto, California-based company said in a statement. The company, in a presentation to analysts, said it would create 6,000 jobs in sales and deliveries as part of the restructuring. HP has about 300,000 employees and operates in about 170 countries. The company planned to take a charge of around one billion dollars over the next several years for the technology upgrade, enabling clients “to run their businesses faster and more efficiently.” HP expected the restructuring to deliver gross annual savings of about one billion dollars, and net savings of 500-700 million dollars after reinvestment. The restructuring is the latest in a series of steps HP has taken to integrate Electronic Data Systems (EDS), which it purchased in August 2008 and renamed HP Enterprise Services.

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The operations account for about 25 percent of HP’s revenue and about the same portion of its operating income, he said. Last month HP posted better-thanexpected quarterly results as technology spending revived across all markets, with net profit of 2.2 billion dollars compared with 1.7 billion dollars a year ago. Shares in the firm were up 0.89 percent at 46.42 dollars on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday in early afternoon trade.

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Most Americans don’t know home broadband speed

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Eighty percent of Americans do not know the speed of their home Internet broadband connection, but most are satisfied with its performance, according to a survey released on Tuesday. The survey, conducted for the US Federal Communications Commission, which is seeking to bring high-speed Internet to the entire United States, found that 71 percent of men and 90 percent of women do not know their home broadband speed. Younger broadband users tend to be slightly more aware of their connection speed than older users, the survey found. Seventy-three percent of those surveyed between the ages of 18 and 29 years old did not know their home broadband download speed compared with 87 percent of those between the ages of 50 and 64 years old. Fifty percent of those surveyed said they were “very satisfied” with their home connection speed while 41 percent said they were “somewhat satisfied.” While few broadband users can identify their connection speed, 71 percent said they believe it is as fast as the provider promises most of the time. Twenty-four percent said they “always” receive the promised speed while 47 percent said they receive the promised speed “most of the time.”

LONDON (AFP) - BP revealed Tuesday that the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico had cost it almost a billion dollars, sparking a 13-percent plunge in its shares after the latest attempt to fix the leaking well failed. At its lowest point, the British energy giant’s share price dropped nearly 17 percent on the day, but it recovered slightly to close at 430 pence, down 13.1 percent. The sell-off wiped more than 12 billion pounds (14.4 billion euros, 17.6 billion dollars) off its market value -- its biggest one-day shares fall for 18 years. There was more bad news for BP following the failure of the “top kill” operation to plug the undersea well when US President Barack Obama warned that the culprits of the disaster would be held legally accountable. In a statement, BP said: “The cost of the response to date amounts to about 990 million dollars, including the cost of the spill response, containment, relief well drilling, grants to the Gulf states, claims paid and federal costs. “It is too early to quantify other potential costs and liabilities associated with the incident.” The group had announced Saturday that the risky attempt to plug the leak by pumping heavy drilling mud into the well had failed to stop the flow of oil. Tuesday’s dizzying share-price drop was the first opportunity that London investors had to react to the news after a British public holiday on Monday. Engineers had spent days pumping heavy drilling fluid into the leaking well head on the ocean floor in a bid to stem the gushing crude and ultimately seal the well with cement. BP said its next approach would be to place a cap on the fractured oil pipe and contain the spill within the next 24 hours. “If everything goes well, within the next 24 hours, we could have this contained,” chief operating officer Doug Suttles told reporters in Louisiana. BP’s market value has dropped dramatically since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, operated by the firm and owned by US contractor Transocean, exploded on April 20, killing 11 workers, and sank two days later. At least 20 million gallons of oil are feared to have already flooded into the Gulf since the rig exploded, threatening an environmental disaster. The imminent start of the hurricane season could further complicate efforts to contain the leak. BP faces an even higher bill after Obama made a “solemn pledge” to bring those responsible to justice “on behalf of the victims of this catastrophe and the people of the Gulf region.” US Attorney General Eric Holder said the US had launched civil and criminal investigations and would “prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who has violated the law.” He warned: “We will not rest until justice is done.” In a gloomy assessment, Dougie Youngson, oil analyst at Arbuthnot, warned that the crisis had the potential to “break” BP.


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“today I played really well. It can’t get much better than this to beat the world number one”

Federer crashes to Soderling at French Open

Sweden’s Robin Soderling reacts against Switzerland’s Roger Federer

PARIS (AFP) - Robin Soderling gatecrashed Roland Garros for the second successive year on Tuesday as the freeswinging Swede sent defending champion and 16-time Grand Slam title winner Roger Federer to a stunning defeat. Twelve months on from condemning four-time champion Rafael Nadal to his first loss in Paris, Soderling once again unleashed his forehand and service hammer to beat the world number one 3-6, 6-3,

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LeBron says Cavaliers have edge in fight for his future

CLEVELAND (AFP) - NBA star LeBron James has told CNN that the Cleveland Cavaliers “have an edge” in a fight over where he will play in the future because of his seven years with the team. In an interview James gave Tuesday that will air Friday on CNN’s Larry King Live, the sports network’s website reported that the Cavaliers have an inside track on “King James” when NBA free agency opens on July 1. James, 25, said the Cavaliers, based near his Ohio hometown of Akron, “absolutely” have an edge and not only because of NBA rules that would allow teams to outbid rival suitors in order to keep free agent talent. “This city, these fans, have given me a lot in these seven years and, you know, for me, it’s comfortable,” James told CNN. “So I’ve got a lot of memories here and so it does have an edge.” The Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks are among the clubs expected to make strong offers to lure James away from the Cavaliers, where his dreams of bringing a first NBA title to Cleveland has ended in disappointment. James won his second consecutive NBA Most Valuable Player honor this season but the Cavaliers were ousted by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the NBA playoffs last month. The Cavaliers, who fired coach Mike Brown after the playoff ouster, can pay James 30 million dollars more than any rival in a maximum-length contract deal if they choose.

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7-5, 6-4 in the quarter-finals. It was Federer’s earliest Grand Slam defeat in six years and Soderling’s first triumph over the Swiss having lost 12 times in 12 meetings, including the final here last year. Soderling’s win, achieved on a gloomy, wet afternoon in Paris, brought to an end Federer’s record run of 23 successive Grand Slam semi-final appearances stretching back to his third round defeat to Gustavo Kuerten here in 2004.

It set up a semi-final clash against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic who eased past Mikhail Youzhny of Russia. “I love playing on this court. I have been here for two weeks and have been playing better and better with each match,” said the Swede. “Today I played really well. It can’t get much better than this to beat the world number one on this court.” Federer swept throught the first set with a crucial break in the eighth game, having surrendered just two points on his own serve. But the Swede suddenly cranked up his response in the second, with regular repeat showings of the forehand devastation which stunned Nadal last year. He broke to lead 2-0, shrugged off a double fault on a second set point before levelling the tie when Federer dumped a forehand into the net. It was only the third set the Swede had taken off the world number one in 32 contested. Soderling fought off a set point in the 10 game of the third set which was being played under heavy skies and incessant drizzle which became increasingly heavy. Not surprisingly, play was suspended with Federer 30-15 ahead in the 11th game. On the resumption, 75 minutes later, Soderling broke to lead 6-5 after a Federer double fault opened the door.

the Lakers have a new weapon in Ron Artest

Lakers seek repeat, revenge over Celtics in title rematch

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Kobe Bryant powers the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers into an NBA Finals showdown against the Boston Celtics, who seek a repeat of their 2008 title victory over the Lakers. The Celtics have beaten the Lakers in the finals nine times and lost only twice, but the history that has made this the NBA’s most legendary rivalry will not matter when the best-of-seven showdown starts Thursday at Los Angeles. “Celtics-Lakers means more to each guy because of the history, even to the young guys,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “But 2008 was 2008. We’re not going to lean a lot on that. They are a totally different team.” Bryant remains the spark for the Lakers, who have won 15 titles in club history, second only to the 17 captured by the Celtics. “You love him if he’s with your team and you don’t like him when he’s on the other team,” Rivers said of Bryant. “He has the ability to drive himself and will shots (into the basket).” Boston has only lost three times in a final, but two of those were in 1985 and 1987 to the Lakers. “I want to go out and win a championship again,” said Boston star and 2008 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Paul Pierce. “So many things motivate you in the finals.” The Lakers might take motivation from the last game of the 2008 final, when new arrivals Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joined Pierce in claiming Boston’s first

title since 1986 with a 131-92 rout. “Everybody on our team remembers what happened,” Lakers center Andrew Bynum said. Bryant looks back at that loss as a turning point for his club, which beat Orlando in last year’s final and will try to become the first repeat champion since the Lakers won three in a row from 2000-2002. “They taught us what it takes to win,” Bryant said. “We have what it takes to win - in terms of defense, energy and rebounding - more than we had two years ago.” A fifth NBA title in 11 years for Bryant and the Lakers would give him one more than former Laker star Shaquille O’Neal, who left the club after joining Bryant in the “Three-peat” and won a crown with Miami. Bryant, already the Lakers’ all-time scoring leader at age 31, would cement his legacy among the all-time Laker greats like Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem AbdulJabbar. It will be a third trip to the NBA Finals in three Laker seasons for Pau Gasol, the Spanish seven-footer who replaced “Shaq” as the vital Laker big man. “We were young in a lot of spots,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said of the 2008 Lakers. “This team is mature now and experienced.” “We’re learning more about what it takes to be the best,” Fisher said. “We’re not looking at it that we have the advantage because we are ‘smarter’ than we were then. There has been a natural evolution since then.”

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Nicklaus still expects Woods to break majors landmark

DUBLIN (AFP) - Jack Nicklaus still expects Tiger Woods to break his all-time record of 18 major golf titles, even though the world number one is struggling with injury, scandal and second-ranked Phil Mickelson. Nicklaus will host defending champion Woods and Mickelson at Muirfield Village this week for the six million-dollar PGA Memorial, a key test just two weeks ahead of the US Open at Pebble Beach, where Woods won the 2000 US Open. “It’s interesting that Tiger and Phil are sort of battling for No. 1 at this point in time. That should be interesting here,” Nicklaus said Tuesday. “Tiger has played better than Phil has here, but Phil has played well here.” Woods, who also won the Memorial from 1999 through 2001, withdrew from the Players Championship last month with an inflamed facet joint in his neck. Add that to a five-month layoff in the wake of a marital infidelity scandal that left Woods ridiculed and apologetic and it would be no shock if Nicklaus thought the 14-time major winner had lost his chance at the all-time mark. But he doesn’t think that way at all. “Do I still think Tiger will break my record? Yeah, I think he probably will,” Nicklaus said. “He’s a very dedicated, hard-working golfer. But I always said you have to do it. It’s not just a gimme. “My career is what it was and my record is what it is. But I said firmly that (record) will be broken by Tiger. If it is, it’s OK. I just want to be the first one there to shake his hand.” Woods, who shared fourth at the Masters, is in a pivotal stretch of major events with the US Open at Pebble and British Open next month at St. Andrews on courses where he has enjoyed impressive major triumphs before. “Tiger has come along, obviously the best player that’s come along in a long time, but I felt like, with the problems that he had last year and this year particularly, Pebble Beach and St. Andrews were important golf courses for him,” Nicklaus said. “He basically had won on those fairly easily through the years. If he had problems with those golf courses, sure they won’t come around for a while. He is 35 now. Maybe it might be tougher.” After this week, Woods has committed only to play in the US and British Opens and the PGA National, a US tour tuneup event two weeks before St. Andrews. Nicklaus said the pressure on him to stretch the all-time major record was minimal because the era was so different and he eased back in 1980, calling his 1986 Masters victory at age 46 “a mistake”. “I had already broken that record. Did I win more? Yeah, I won more because I still liked to play golf and I worked at it,” Nicklaus said. “But I didn’t work at it after I won when I was 40 in 1980. I felt like that was the end of my career as it relates to really working and going after something. “You know, I think the win in ‘86 was just a mistake, I suppose in many ways. I shouldn’t have won that. I played well enough to win it that week.”


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