NewsEconomyMilitary By Kim Yoo Jin – 2018.12.04 5:06pm SHARE Korean People’s Army winter river-crossing drill (January 2018). Image: Daily NKNorth Korea is busy preparing for its winter civil joint exercises that start annually in December. Preparations include the holding of emergency meetings for the country’s civil defense forces, Daily NK sources report. “Armed civilian units are busy preparing for the winter exercises all over the country,” a source based in North Hamgyong Province told Daily NK on November 30.North Korea’s winter exercises are similar to South Korea’s military exercises that are designed to test the soldiers’ mettle in difficult, frigid conditions. North Korea has paramilitary units and Worker-Peasant Red Guards (paramilitary force with older members and North Korea’s largest civil defense force) included in the training along with regular military units. Civilians conduct blackout and evacuation exercises. This year’s exercises will have the paramilitary training units training for the month of December, while red guard units will conduct them over two weeks.A separate source in North Hamgyong Province said, “The authorities are gathering armed civilian units to conduct preliminary discussions and political lectures in advance of the winter exercises across North Hamgyong Province, including Chongjin and Rason. Some units are preparing for the exercises by picking up supplies using trucks.”He continued, “The paramilitary training units and red guard units are wearing their winter uniforms and gathering food and other supplies to use during the training period.”Officers who lead the paramilitary training units, which are affiliated with unit members’ workplaces, are collecting resources from workers for use during the exercises. In reality, however, each unit member is deemed responsible for sourcing their own food for the period. North Korea has had a particularly difficult food situation this year. With a view to lifting the spirits of unit members, however, the authorities have handed down an order for white rice to be provided on December 27, when each unit conducts live-fire exercises (the day also commemorates the founding of the country’s constitution). Units are currently collecting rice for the event.“The farms have harvested their crops and the units have prepared corn rice for the training period. This means that individual members don’t have to collect their own food for that day,” a source in South Hamgyong Province said.“Military and reserve units will conduct joint exercises as if it’s a real war. Firing exercises will occur near the end of the training period. Usually the exercises involve unit members shooting three rounds each, but this year it’s only one round.” News Facebook Twitter Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store News North Korea prepares for annual winter military exercises North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Kim Yoo JinKim Yoo Jin is one of Daily NK’s freelance journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only)
Harvard Business School (HBS) held the final round of its 11th annual Business Plan Contest late last month in the School’s Burden Auditorium. The contest began this past January with a total of 62 student teams, eight of which made it through the various stages of judging to the final round of presentations. Four of these teams were in the traditional business track and the remaining four were in the social enterprise track, reserved for ventures with a primarily social agenda.The judges, representing an array of venture capital, law, and accounting firms, selected second-year HBS master of business administration candidate Sandra Nudelman and her sister, Michele, a student at Washington University Law School in St. Louis, as the first place winners in the traditional track for their business plan for a product called Judicial Intelligence. A suite of computer-based tools, Judicial Intelligence will help litigators strategically analyze the opinions of judges they will face in court. HBS assistant professor Mukti Khaire served as the team’s faculty adviser.In the social enterprise track, the winning team was Unite for Health! — made up of Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) research fellow Onil Bhattacharyya, HSPH graduate student Lingling Zhang, and Harvard Medial Student Anna Chodos. Looking toward China, the Unite for Health! team hopes to reduce the instances of heart disease in that country by providing training in innovative, simple, and effective treatment and by working with existing neighborhood organizations to promote heart-healthy behavior. Their adviser was Kennedy School of Government lecturer Gordon Bloom.Each first-place team received $10,000 in cash and $10,000 in legal and accounting services. As winners of the traditional track, the Judicial Intelligence team also walked away with the Dubilier Prize, which honors the late Martin Dubilier M.B.A. ’52, cofounder of Clayton, Dubilier, and Rice, one of the premier leveraged buyout firms in the United States. The Peter M. Sacerdote Prize went to the Unite for Health! team. Established by Peter Sacerdote M.B.A. ’64 in honor of his 40th reunion at HBS, the prize fund is meant to encourage Business School students to apply their skills to develop and launch social purpose ventures.Additionally, the judges named a total of four runner-up teams (three from the traditional track and one from the social enterprise track). HBS Professor James Heskett served as a faculty adviser for all three of the traditional track teams, which are listed below.C3 BioEnergy (Tracy Mathews, HBS; Curt Fischer, M.I.T.; Andrew Peterson, M.I.T.) will produce bio-propane for the $21 billion U.S. propane market, offering the only economically competitive, domestically produced, renewable source of this clean-burning fuel.Clear Suppliers (Alex Zhang and Paul Morgenthaler, both of HBS), already in operation in Germany and China, is a global supply chain “infomediary” for manufacturers.Katherine Kwei (Elenor Mak and Ying Soong, both of HBS) is a young luxury handbag company. Their business plan aims to help the company make a mark in this multimillion-dollar industry.HBS senior lecturer Stacey Childress served as the faculty adviser for Charitable Donations Group, the social enterprise runner-up. Charitable Donations Group (Matt Scherrer and Paris Wallace, both of HBS) intends to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits in Boston and other locations by helping them accept and liquidate real estate transactions.All four runners-up received $5,000 in cash and $5,000 in services, plus the Satchu-Burgstone Entrepreneurship Award, endowed by Jon Burstone M.B.A. ’99, Asif Satchu M.B.A. ’99, and Reza Satchu M.B.A. ’96. Named runners-up in the 1999 contest, these alumni went on to achieve commercial success with their plan for SupplierMarket.com, an online marketplace for buying and selling manufactured direct materials.“This contest is especially near and dear to my heart,” said HBS Dean Jay Light. “It reflects the intense interest of our alumni in new ventures. Ten to 15 years after graduation, about half of our alumni describe themselves as entrepreneurs. But the statistics for Business Contest participants go beyond that. Two-thirds of them start their own business only five to seven years after they graduate, and half of that group is working on an idea they first formulated for our Business Plan Contest. Year after year, I am amazed and inspired by the quality of the work I see at this event.”Past participants, for example, have gone on to create successful enterprises such as Bang Networks, a leading provider of technologies and services for using the Internet; Magellan Distribution Corp., an independent distributor of electronic components; Finale, a restaurant in Boston and Cambridge specializing in upscale desserts; and New Leaders for New Schools, a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving education for all children by attracting and preparing the next generation of outstanding leaders for urban public schools.Organized by the HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative, and HBS students in the Entrepreneurship Club and Social Enterprise Club, the Business Plan Contest provides an integrative learning experience for participants, drawing on all facets of the Harvard M.B.A. curriculum. It is one of several special programs funded by the Rock Center, which was created through the generosity of pioneering venture capitalist Arthur Rock M.B.A. ’51.In 2003, Rock donated $25 million to HBS to support the entrepreneurship faculty and their research, fellowships for M.B.A. and doctoral students, symposia and conferences, and new outreach efforts to extend the impact of the School’s extensive work in this field. To further contribute to its research and course development efforts, HBS also established the California Research Center in Silicon Valley in 1997.
THE US Federal Railroad Administration has revised its track safety regulations to incorporate the latest data on dynamic performance of vehicle and track systems. Major changes include new standards for installation and maintenance of continuous welded rail, with related staff training.More frequent inspection of track for internal flaws will see inspection intervals based on a combination of tonnage and time since the last inspection. In addition, the requirement will now apply to Class 3 tracks carrying freight at 42 to 64 km/h as well as passenger trains at 50 to 96 km/h. There is a stricter standard for low density marginal routes which are exempt from minimum requirements for roadbed, and track geometry. In an effort to reduce the number of derailments, excepted track will now have to meet a minimum gauge requirement, and periodic inspection of pointwork will be mandatory. o
“Nagdesisyon ang governors na lahat ng players extended hanggang December 31 — option ng team. Kung hindi ka mapapapirma, free agent ka,” Marcial said during his recent appearance at the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum. “‘Yung kontrata, kung sino lang gusto ng team — option ng teams ‘yun,” he added. “So, swerte ng mga players kasi may PBA man o wala, ang sweldo nila hanggang December 31.” Others whose contracts will also expire were San Miguel Beermen’s Arwind Santos and Alex Cabagnot, Aces’ Jeron Teng, Meralco Bolts’ John Pinto, NorthPort Batang Pier’s Paolo Taha and Nico Salva, and Fuel Masters’ Jake Pascual and Dave Marcelo. MANILA – Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) teams are now allowed to extend the expiring contract of their players until December 31 as the league remained at a halt due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The league had initially frozen all transactions last May while the season is on hold due to the COVID-19, although teams have to sign players within five days after their return to training. NLEX Road Warriors’ Asi Taulava and Cyrus Baguio, Alaska Aces’ Joachim Thoss, Magnolia Hotshots’ Peter June Simon, and Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters’ Davon Potts and Jayvee Marcelino were among the players whose contracts will expire on August. Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos and Jeron Teng are among the PBA players whose contracts are about to expire. PBA “Ang pinag-usapan namin ‘yung kontrata,” Marcial said. “Hindi namin napag-usapan ‘yung trades, ‘yung iba pang transactions. ‘Yun pa lang ang pinag-uusapan namin.”/PN PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said the league has already sent a memo to all ball clubs with regards to the matter after it was approved by the board of governors in their recent meeting.
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The Galway ladies squad managed by Sarah Finnegan finished eighth in the League ,and there were some excellent performances for a young county squad including a wins for Veronica Burke in the Walk, as well as solid performances from sprinters Laura Ann Costello, in the 100 and 200m, and Nicole King – fourth in the 400m.Also point scoring for the team were Shannon Lee over 3k, Niamh Hennelly over 1500m, and Rachel and Sarah Finnegan in the hurdles and long jumps, while Laura Cunningham placed 3rd in the High Jump and 4th in the Javelin and Caoilin Milton in the Shot and Roisin Flynn in the relays also added vital scores for the County squad. The GCH men’s team took a superb bronze team medal in the Premier Division at the National Track and Field League Final, held in Tullamore Stadium on Sunday 7th August last.Only Clonliffe Harriers and Crusaders finished ahead of the city squad in what was their best ever League performance. The GCH men’s squad under manager Brendan Glynn had a mixture of experienced National champions and up and coming youngsters, and this proved the right mix to take a well-earned podium spot. The city club had wins on the day in the Shot Putt and Weight throws from Sean Breathnach , National Shot champion, and from Linas Mitkas in the Discus. There were great performances throughout the whole team, including from sprinter Cillin Greene who was second in the 200m, Bryan Ndego who was 3rd in the High jump, Seamus Leddy who placed 3rd in the race walk, and Cliff Jennings, third in the Pole vault. Keith Fallon took on two distance races and placed fourth in the 1500 and fifth in the 5000m.Robert Meagher was 6th in the 400 m as was Jack Dempsey in the 100 m. Brendan Staunton was 5th in the Hammer and 6th in the Javelin , while Kelvin Samson placed 3rd in the Triple Jump and 8th in the 400 hurdles. Henrique Nvokolate was 5th in long jump and Andrew O’Donnghaile placed 4th in the 3000m steeplechase, while both relay squad also performed dwell to ensure the Harriers of a superb bronze team medal. National Track and Field League Final – GCH take bronze National Half MarathonThe 2016 National Half marathon championships took place Sunday morning last in Dublin, with a fantastic performance by Galway City Harriers athlete Gary Thornton, who placed second in 71 minutes and won National silver just behind Brian McMahon and was ably backed up by in the Senior team by Gerry Carty, who took Bronze in the Over 45 category running 1 hr 20 mins, and Lloyd Malcolm on 83 minutes.GCH ladies had a great day with a National gold medal from Grainne Ni Uallachain who ran 1hr 28 mins to claim a great category win at over 40 level. Athenry AC placed fourth in the senior ladies’ team and were led home by marathon medalist Jane Ann Meehan, who finished fourth overall. The GCH Over 50 women’s team of Carmel Brannigan, Mags Sheridan and Barbara Bergin also took medals as they took second place and were just pipped by Mayo AC.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The 31st successful running of the Radisson Blu Streets of Galway 8k, 2016.Saturday the 6th of August saw another highly successful running of the Radisson Blu Streets of Galway 8k Race, organized by local club Galway City Harriers. This year almost 3,000 runners, joggers and walkers gathered to take part in the city’s largest annual road-race – an event that has become the jewel in the crown of Galway City racing events and is now one of the biggest races in the country.There was great excitement and enthusiasm throughout the city streets from runners and onlookers alike on Saturday evening in the buildup to the race, and the iconic route through the city streets, Salthill and the Claddagh has clearly captured the hearts of Galway locals and visitors, as thousands lined the streets to watch the race unfold.There were difficult running conditions on the evening with winds whipping up at the start, and as the gun went at 7pm, a small lead group of athletes formed with Sergio Ciobanu, Jake O’Regan, Craughwell young stars Jamie Fallon and Damien O Boyle, and Northern Irish runners Andrew Annett, Lyndsay Gordon and Seamus Lynch in the front. After the 2km mark, O Regan and Ciobanu put in a huge surge and dropped the pack, and the duo fought out a great battle for much of the rest of the race. Ultimately it was the strength of Irish international Sergio Ciobanu from Clonliffe Harriers which told, as he stormed home down the Prom to claim the coveted top spot this year, winning his first Streets of Galway 8k, in a time of 24.25 and he was followed by Jake O’Regan (24:36), from St Johns in second place Seamus Lynch (25:27) from Newcastle AC in Down came in shortly after to come in third.The ladies section saw some top class racing from a field which included many Irish internationals and top local runners. A three-way battle for victory took place with the leaders together until almost 7km, and eventually first home was Siobhan O’Doherty (27:19) from Borrisokane AC, (also the 2013 winner). An excellent race from Caroline Crowley (27:24) from Crusaders saw her come in second, while Loughrea lady Laura Shaughnessy (27:38), now with DSD finished third.The race was a huge success overall and the Harriers would like to thank all involved, from the Radisson a sponsors, the 300+ volunteers and club members who assisted in the months and days before the race, the Gardai, ad City Council and others who made it yet again a Streets to remember.
The draws for the FBD League as well as the Connacht Minor and U20 football championships were made last night. New Galway football manager Padraig Joyce’s first game in charge will be against Mayo in the semi-finals of the FBD League in January. Defending Connacht U20 champions Galway will play Mayo in the quarter-finals of next year’s U20 championship in early February with the winners playing Leitrim in the semi-finals. Next year’s All Ireland U20 football final will be played on the last weekend of March following a Croke Park decision last weekend. Meanwhile, nominations for the position of Galway U20 football manager close tomorrow (Friday) with interviews set to take place next week to see who will succeed Padraig Joyce. And defending Connacht Minor champions Galway will also play Mayo at home in their first round-robin game on the 2020 provincial minor championship. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
With the AIB GAA All-Ireland Club Hurling and Football Championship Finals fast approaching, Episode 11 of the AIB GAA Club Chronicles revisits one of the fiercest All-Ireland Club Finals in recent years with a look back at the clash of Portumna and Newtownshadrum. Live today, Episode 11 delves into the 2006 decider which saw Galway champions Portumna take on Newtownshandrum of Cork. The Portumna forward-line featured Galway prodigy Joe Canning who had blazed their route to the final, while Newtownshandrum counted Rebel stars Ben and Jerry O’Connor amongst their ranks. There was plenty on the line for both sides on that day in March in GAA HQ. While the North Cork outfit had claimed All-Ireland success two years previous, the Western side were eager to make their mark at the national stage for the first time. Eugene McEntee remarks how it was a dream of his, since a young age, to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand and lift the Tommy Moore cup for his club, while former Galway captain Ollie Canning notes that his side had ‘a lot to prove’ to the GAA public.Newtownshandrum, on the other hand, were keen to make it two All-Ireland titles in three years. The rural club, known for punching above their weight, had maximised their “small club” potential and knew they were a match for any side. Wing-forward Donal Mulachy concedes that his club had beaten teams that were better than the small rural club from the north of Cork, and that they would not fear any team who stood in their way that year.The fifth instalment of Season Two, the 11th episode in the overall series is now available to view, here… Proud to continue its sponsorship of the AIB GAA Club Championships for a 29th consecutive year, AIB has again teamed up with The Sports Chronicle to honour some of the most legendary moments from the Club Championship. Launched last year, the AIB GAA Club Chronicles recounts the stories of some of the most iconic games over the last three decades as told by some of the main protagonists, for the fans.The second season of the AIB GAA Club Chronicles, which will be released across AIB GAA’s social channels, brings to life the highs and lows of these epic games through the unique perspective of those involved on the day. Each episode covers the stories of two rival teams who went head-to-head in a match that left them with memories of one of the best wins or toughest losses of their careers.A leader at the back for his side, McEntee reveals how he and his teammates mentally prepared themselves for both the game and occasion, “You look up at the stands, and take a deep breath.” The Galway men appreciating the occasion, then switching their entire focus to the next 60 minutes with one aim of leaving the field victorious.Brendan Mulcahy, full back on the day and brother of Brendan, noted how overwhelming the experience on Croke Park on All-Ireland Club Finals Day was. After one-point victories in both the Munster Club Hurling Final and the All-Ireland semi-final, Newtownshandrum were eager to start strongly with no mistakes in the first five minutes.The two teams had sized each other up in a challenge game during the season, in which the Newtownshandrum defenders got a first glimpse at Galway teenage sensation Joe Canning. They had hoped to keep the electric forward on a tighter leash this time round. However, it was the opposite that occurred, with Canning netting for Portumna two minutes in before the Galway men grabbed another three-pointer with just six minutes gone.While this initially shellshocked the men from the Rebel County, Newtownshadrum rallied and came back in to the game through scores from the O’Connor brothers and rising star Cathal Naughton. A goal from the aforementioned Jerry O’Connor at the stroke of half time gave Newtownshadrum a massive boost.It was clear that Portumna had to raise their game to another level in order to stem the tide. While Newtownshandrum came out strong as predicted in the second half, man of the match on the day Joe Canning stood up to be counted, shooting numerous frees under immense pressure. “If you’re going to win finals, you need a free taker,” comments Eugene McEntee, and Portumna certainly had one in the 17-year old Canning who fired over six dead balls on the day.This composed display from Canning, matched with an assured defensive performance from the more experienced players on the panel, got the Galway side over the line to win their debut All-Ireland Championship on a scoreline of 2-08 to 1-06. Portumna went on to win back to back titles in 2008 and 2009 after their 2006 victory and were crowned champions once again in 2014. Ollie Canning and Eugene McEntee amazingly featured on all-four winning teams.Newtownshandrum, however, are yet to emulate their success from 2004, not making a final since their battle with Portumna in 2006 and are a clear example of why the Club Championships are #TheToughest of all.This story explores the emotions both clubs felt and showcases the integral role of GAA within a community. Created for the families, parishes and communities who have shown unconditional support for their clubs, the AIB GAA Club Chronicles aims to bring these incredible stories back to life for the fans. Through personal interviews, archive footage and photographs, viewers will be able to experience #TheToughest moments throughout AIB’s sponsorship of the All-Ireland Club Championships.For exclusive content and behind the scenes action from the AIB Camogie and Club Championships follow AIB GAA on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and facebook.com/AIBGAA and www.aib.ie/gaa.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Two years after it was first alleged that De- Simone does not live in Hawthorne – a violation of his office and the law – only trustee Cristina Chiappe filed to retain her seat. Seeking her third term, Chiappe for the first time has snared the endorsements of both the teachers union and the district’s nonteaching staff. Her three competitors in the race for two spots on the board include past candidate and former district staffer Albert Sanchez, parent Eugene Krank and Alexandre Monteiro, the director of a local nonprofit. Ongoing enrollment declines and related money woes will likely carry over as the most pressing problems for a district that has recently closed its welcome center and begun putting out feelers for a potential new bond measure. By Shelly Leachman STAFF WRITER With embattled triple-term trustee Frank De- Simone opting not to seek a fourth on the Hawthorne School District board, at least one new face will join the five-person panel come Nov. 6. The 11-campus district, which includes a charter high school, has also recently launched some unique innovations designed to generate more revenue and improve education, including all-day kindergarten and on-site suspensions. All four candidates concurred that those offerings should be expanded – and more such ideas conceived and implemented – to help the district maintain solvency. Here’s a closer look at each contender and their particular priorities: Incumbent Chiappe, an adult education teacher, said she is committed to small class sizes, a tougher stance on permitting students to leave the district and competitive compensation to attract and retain teachers. The more than 30-year Hawthorne resident also expressed a desire to bolster parent involvement in the district by, among other things, promoting adult ESL classes. “Parents need to learn English so they can help their children,” she said. “To keep our own language is great – kids can be bilingual – but they need to grow and develop in an English world. Let’s start with their parents.” Hawthorne native Sanchez, who ran for the board in 2005, further characterized increasing parental involvement as being key to improving the district. A husband and father with three young boys who will eventually attend local schools, Sanchez suggested the board institute traveling meetings – “take them to the streets,” he said – to make parental attendance more likely. He also advocated for minimizing management positions to save money, improving transportation, hiring more school resource officers and implementing additional after-school and preschool programs. “If they elect me, they’re getting a parent, not a politician,” said former school safety officer Sanchez, who now works for the city of Bell Gardens. “I understand the circumstance that some of them have to go to work not once, but twice a day. They’re getting a voice ? an advocate.” A retired podiatric surgeon from Virginia, Krank is the only candidate with children currently attending Hawthorne schools. He has a 13-year-old at the charter high school and 11-year-old twins at Hawthorne Middle School. A frequent campus volunteer, he would seek to improve test scores and financial efficiency. He also called parental involvement a top priority, asserting that he envisions his potential role on the board as a liaison between parents and the district. “We often focus on the negative – the gangs, the disobedient kids,” Krank said. “But a lot of parents, if we give them hope, I know that they would come to school here. ? I think I can inspire that within parents and the community.” Finally, Monteiro, who runs the nonprofit Moneta Gardens Improvement Inc., prioritized an image improvement for the district, expressing a belief that building community trust would help bolster enrollment. A native of the Cape Verde Islands, off the west coast of Africa, Monteiro holds a master’s degree in education from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a staunch advocate for early childhood education, universal preschool, tutoring and after-school programs. “I believe there are a lot of resources out there that the district has not tapped into, like after-school supplemental money,” he said. “There is already a waiting list for children to get into the Hawthorne School District after-school program. If they apply for more dollars, they could service more children.” [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!