Unification Ministry Rejects Geumgang Moves

first_imgNews AvatarKim Yong Hun News By Kim Yong Hun – 2011.08.24 3:42pm Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News SHAREcenter_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Unification Ministry Rejects Geumgang Moves News The Ministry of Unification has announced that it cannot accept North Korea’s recent unilateral measures against South Korean staff and assets inside the Mt. Geumgang tourist zone, and has called on the North to help recover the situation.Ministry spokesperson Cheon Hae Seong released the government’s position in a briefing this afternoon, telling reporters, “With regards to Mt. Geumgang tourism, we safely retrieved 16 people, 14 of our citizens and 2 people of Chinese nationality, on the 23rd.”“Obviously this makes it clear once again that all responsibility lies with the North Korean side,” he added, going on, “At the same time as consulting closely with our businessmen, we will watch what concrete measures North Korea takes, while looking into all possible legal and diplomatic measures.”As revealed yesterday, South Korea is not discounting any possible future measure, including the possibility of taking the case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) or Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).South Korea has also made clear that it is willing to attend additional meetings with the North to try and find a way round the current problems, but it is unclear whether the North is prepared to do so. The North says it is currently trying to attract investors to take over the tours.last_img read more

Argentina look to Leo Messi to propel them to Copa America semi-final against Colombia

first_img TATA’S TEAM  Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET In Chile, they expect the best version of La Pulga to emerge, now with 100 caps to his name with the Albiceleste and dreaming of winning his first Copa America. It is a title which would complete an incredible season. The ’10’ will be the main man in a side which is expected to be without surprises.  It seems Tata has found his 11, with a mix of strong players like Mascherano and Biglia alongside artists like Pastore, who has made himself a regular in the side. Up front, Aguero, recovered from a pain in his shoulder, will start with Di Maria and Messi, who will be tasked with making the difference. Curiously, Colombia come into the match with similar problems to Argentina: a lack of effectiveness up front. Players like Falcao are not at their best and Pekerman’s side, who beat Brazil, are without two midfielders: Valencia, injured, and Sanchez, suspended.  Argentina hope to have the best Lionel Messi late on Friday night as they look secure their passage into the semi-finals of the Copa America.  Against the Colombia of James, Falcao and Cuadrado, all eyes will once again be on Barcelona’s No.10. That’s not rare, though, because Messi is the thermometer of this Albiceleste side.  Veronica Brunati 26/06/2015 The expectations that the country can win the tournament are high. And they hope that Messi can take a step forward from the group stages, where despite 17 shots on goal, he only scored from the penalty spot.  Martino has expressed his worry over his side’s lack of success in the final third. Argentina have only scored four times until now, despite generating a lot of chances in each and every game. Martino is also wary of Colombia’s tactics. He consideres players like James have got away with things so far in this tournament, a trend he hopes changes against Argentina.  Gerardo Martino does not want an end-to-end game against Colombia and has asked his players to control the game. The objective is for a match which sees Argentina dominating possession.  COLOMBIA’S MOMENT  Their main rival will be Messi, who turned 28 this week. “He is from another world. He is a unique football player. You can’t speak about a battle between James and Messi because it would be unfair on him,” James Rodriguez said.  Everyone expects the Messi that turns up for the biggest occasions will show his face.last_img read more

English supporter fighting for his life after violence in Marseille

first_img Two other English supporters are in serious condition and two dozen people had to receive medical attention. Upd. at 15:51 So far in the European Championship, 200 foreign agents have been involved in controlling the violence of fans with the French police. CEST “Things degenerated for an hour and a half” in which security agents “were confronted with violent (…) and, in some cases drunk individuals,” according to Laurent Nunez, prefect of Marseille’s police force. One of the fights that ensued saw an Englishman, about 50-years-old, beaten in the face with metal bars by a group of Russians. If the past few days had seen English hooligans involved in brawls with the security forces in areas and pubs across the city, the arrival of Russian fans in the vicinity of the Vieux Port only further escalated tensions. Revived at first by a security agent, the man was rushed to Timone Hospital and, according to some media sources, is in a state of cardio-respiratory resuscitation – his prognosis is unknown.center_img In the hours leading up to England’s Group B opener against Russia at the Stade Velodrome on Saturday, supporters of both teams clashed once again in Marseille, leading to the game being declared as high risk and one man in critical condition in hospital. That, however, has not prevented the incidents that have taken place in a country that since the jihadist attacks on November 13, 2015, is in a state of emergency and has had extreme security measures in place since. EFE 12/06/2016 French authorities have asked their British counterparts to retain the passports of 3,000 English hooligans to prevent them from crossing the English Channel. In addition, reinforcements were sent to Marseille for the England-Russia game on Saturday night.last_img read more

Barcelona B reach deal to sign Pedri from Las Palmas

first_img RELATED STORIES Jordi Delgado Pedri will arrive in Barcelona’s squad on July 1, 2020, staying at Las Palmas until that date.  Las Palmas retain 15% of the money obtained by Barcelona in any future sale. Upd. on 03/09/2019 at 00:51 CEST The player has played in the first team for Las Palmas in the opening weeks of the season. Barcelona have signed him on a two year deal with the possibility of two more, and a release clause of 400m euros. Barcelona B signed another player before the end of the window, a second division forward known as Pedri from Las Palmas, for five million euros. IN SPORT.ES OFICIAL: El Barça B llega a un acuerdo para fichar a Pedri 02/09/2019 Griezmann, Umtiti and Lenglet, with the French national teamlast_img read more

Bright Stars send warning

first_imgBy Ken MooreSIT up and take notice of Garfield! That was the message the Stars sent to premiership favourites Nar…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Surgeon turned gold prospector

first_imgWell known Berwick resident and history buff NEIL LUCAS continues his series outlining the significance of the names that are…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

West Kootenay athletes shine at 2019 BC Senior Games

first_imgIt took a long time for Slocan’s Donald Currie to load up the car for the return trip home from the BC Senior Games held last week in Kelowna.The veteran track star dominated the oval track en route to winning, wait for it, seven gold medals in the men’s 85-89 division at the 2019 BC Senior Games.Currie won gold in every race he entered — 400 meters, 200 meters, 1500 meters, 100 meters, 800 meters and 50 meters. He finished the four-day competition with a gold medal in the 3000 meter power walk.Curries medal haul helped the West Kootenay Zone finished eighth overall with 89 medals — including 30 gold, 27 silver and 32 bronze. Host Okanagan-Similkameen won the zone title with 422 medals, including 180 gold, 119 silver and 123 bronze. Fraser Valley was second followed by the Lower Mainland in third.Other West Kootenay Zone results had the West Kootenay Sixers Slopitch team winning the silver medal after a 17-12 setback to Vancouver Island’s Parksville Demons in the final of the 55-plus Slopitch event. The Sixers finished second to Parksville during the round robin draw with a 5-1 record.The team includes Loni D’Andrea, Lorne Wuori, Bob Murray, Carson Erickson, Mike Roch, Barry Benner, Christine Wayling, Chris Mota, Rick Lowen, Joe Capriglione, Ken Haynes, Luree Gould, John Mota, Steve Cutt, Kevin Melanson and Michelle Johnston.On the ice, Glacier Kings won the men’s 65-plus Hockey Gold while the younger cousins, Kootenay Kings, took home the silver in the men’s 60-plus ice hockey event.Headlining the Glacier Kings medal run were Dan Maglio, Doug Kennedy, Bill Kestell, Doug McMullin, Harry Pringle and Joe Williams while Norm Deverney, Pat Severyn, Mike Grace and Warren Johnston, all from Nelson, keyed the silver medal for Kootenay Kings.On the links, Terry Hearne of Salmo won the gold medal in the men’s 75-79 golf event while Lola Swetlikof of Nelson won two gold medals and a bronze in women’s 55-plus five-pin bowling.Kathy Letham of Nelson won a silver and bronze medals in the women’s 70-74 badminton singles and doubles.The Thomas couple, Dave and Eleanor, of Nelson captured the gold and bronze medals in men and women’s 55-plus pairs cribbage.The 2020 BC Senior Games is being hosted in Richmond, September 15-19.last_img read more

Rhino poachers target Kruger Park

first_img11 May 2015Kruger National Park remains the hardest hit when it comes to rhino poaching – losing 290 animals of the 393 killed in South Africa by April, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said at a briefing on Sunday.While figures for the rest of South Africa show either a decrease or stabilisation compared to last year, numbers continue to increase in the Kruger National Park. By April 2014, the number of rhino lost to poachers was 331 for the whole of the country and 212 for the Kruger.She said that although her department was making progress, the fight against poaching needed to be fought by everyone in society as government could not win the battle alone.However, despite the high numbers, her department had recorded a number of successes as its strategies to disrupt criminal syndicates were starting to bear fruit.“We are not losing the battle,” she said, with the number of people arrested for poaching on the increase. Just over 130 people had been arrested for rhino-poaching related activities by April, including 62 in the Kruger.News24 reports that Molewa said the government had been liaising with countries including Vietnam, Mozambique and China in the fight against poaching.“One rhino poached is one too many. But we are confident that had it not been for the comprehensive measures we introduced last year… the figures could be higher,” the news site reports Molewa as saying.ArrestsMolewa said given the magnitude of the problem, as well as the fact that rhino poaching is closely linked to organised transnational crime, it required an escalation of everyone’s efforts to end it.National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega said poaching has accelerated in recent years as the value of ivory and rhino horn had increased on the international black market, especially in Asia.“We are equally vigilant outside the Kruger National Park,” Phiyega said. “Between January and April this year, we’ve arrested 64 people inside the park, while we’ve arrested 66 outside the park. Within the four month period, we recovered 16 firearms, 99 rounds of ammunition, nine vehicles, and 13 rounds of horns, 27 axes and knives.Improved technology“To assist in the fight against poaching, our security forces working with SANParks have upped their technological game,” Molewa said.“We received an initial grant funding of R254.8-million in 2014 to support anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park,” she said. The funding was used to establish aerial support capacity, and a first helicopter was purchased in September 2014.The Howard G Buffet Foundation also granted SANParks R37.7-million, used to purchase a second Airbus AS350 B3e helicopter to help support monitoring by air in the Kruger.The new Airbus helicopter has night-flying capability and will improve response time in dealing with incidents in the park. “Just recently, the helicopter assisted in a dramatic pre-dusk swoop inside the KNP that netted four suspected poachers as well as a range of poaching equipment,” Moelwa said.The improved aerial support to the rangers of the ground, and the increasing capacity of the canine unit, are helping to improve the effectiveness of the anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park, she said.The SANDF, SANParks and the CSIR were also currently piloting and evaluating “unmanned aerial vehicles” – known as drones. Their use is subject to finalisation of arrangements with the Department of Transport.SAinfo reporter and SAnews.govlast_img read more

City of Montréal tearing down subway entrance used by Inuit homeless

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsA subway stop in Montréal that is also used as a shelter by homeless people is about to be torn down.The city is spending millions of dollars to revamp the entrance to make it less likely that people will want to take shelter from the elements there.Some say that the money could be better spent on [email protected]last_img

Site C continues to see increase in employment during month of July

first_imgConstruction and non-construction contractor’s workforce from the Peace River Regional District made up 21 percent or 842 which is up from June’s numbers of 829.The number of apprentices employed on the project increased from 189 in June to 204 during the month of July.The number of Indigenous people working on the Project saw another increase from 361 in June to 377 in July.Women working on the Project saw an increase from 538 in June to 570 in July. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro has released the latest Site C Dam Project employment numbers for the month of July 2019.The number of people working on the Site C Dam Project saw an increase from 4,634 in June to 4,797 in July.The total number of workers from B.C. was 2,925 which is 72 percent of the workers.last_img