US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Im Jeong Jin – 2010.11.26 1:01pm NewsEconomy Facebook Twitter SHARE North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Im Jeong Jin News News News “We will always be victorious under the guidance of the Youth Captain!” is the message that North Korea has been emphasizing at the same time as describing Tuesday’s attack on Yeonpyeong Island as an act of self-defense against a reckless South Korean provocation.Explaining the situation, a source inside North Korea told The Daily NK yesterday, “The secretary of the Primary Committee of the Party in the factory who gathered the workers for the evening evaluation meeting on the 24th told us that ‘The South Koreans covet our republic and so committed a provocation, but the General’s military absolutely did not tolerate it and retaliated several times over’.”The source went on, “He talked about the military action briefly and then focused on promoting the notion that ‘The more problematic the political situation, the more we need to live a tense life and serve the General and Youth Captain well to guarantee ourselves victory’.”“He kept on emphasizing the Youth Captain, and proclaimed, ‘No matter how viciously our enemies conduct their confrontational schemes, under the guidance of the Youth Captain’s revolutionary military power we will always be victorious’.” According to the source, North Korea released news of the bombardment of Yeonpyeong Island via Chosun Central TV news on the evening of the incident. The next day, the media focus was on how “we retaliated against South Korea’s provocation a hundreds times”. The point of this, the source explained, was mostly to emphasize the fact that military countermeasures took place under the wise and fearless guidance of Kim Jong Eun’s Military-first leadership.However, the source reported also that while the North Korean authorities even made a special effort to guarantee electricity in order to convey news of the military action, people did not show any particular interest. “Normally, they do not provide electricity well at all, but everyone heard this news since they started to supply electricity from 5 PM on November 23rd, which is when the news comes on,” he said, but added, “Citizens are now immune to this, and were not surprised.” Credit for “Self-Defense” at Yeonpyeong Goes Kim Jong Eun’s Way
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ABC News(HAMBURG, Germany) — President Trump revisited an issue that has been a mainstay for him since the campaign trail, saying he “absolutely” still wants Mexico to pay for a wall on the southern border on the U.S.Trump’s remarks at the G-20 summit during his meeting with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto are the latest from the president on the project, a campaign hallmark that was met with both lavish praise and derision.Trump’s promise for a wall across the border has seen many iterations since he first introduced the concept and questions have arisen about how the project would be funded.“Absolutely,” Trump said under his breath in response to a reporter’s question of whether he still wants Mexico to pay for a southern border wall.The president then flashed a smile in the direction of the U.S. delegation accompanying him the meeting, which includes Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnunchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.The president, referring to Peña Nieto as a “friend,” said that it’s been a “very interesting” day at the G-20 Summit and signaled that the U.S. and Mexico are making progress in re-negotiating NAFTA.“We’re negotiating NAFTA and some other things with Mexico, and we’ll see how it all turns out. But I think we made very good progress,” Trump said.The meeting comes following Peña Nieto canceling a meeting with Trump that had been planned for this past February.The Mexican leader decided to cancel after Trump signed an executive order that called for plans to be drawn up to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and expressing his desire to have Mexico to pay for the wall.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff Basketball Hall of Fame inductees Shaquille O’Neal (left) and Allen Iverson (right) speak during induction ceremonies at Symphony Hall, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Four championships from Shaquille O’Neal certainly stamped a tremendous Hall of Fame career, as he was introduced into the Hall over the weekend, along with guard Allen Iverson and center Yao Ming. The trio were cornerstones of the NBA’s transition in the late 1990s as the league moved from Michael Jordan to a bevy of new stars to help pace the Association. Iverson and O’Neal, however, were unique. The stars came in and dominated during the Jordan era while maintaining success afterwards. Iverson’s lone chance at an NBA title was demolished by O’Neal’s Lakers in 2001 but that doesn’t diminish a stellar career by one of the league’s physically smaller stars. Titles aside, Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk debate who had a more impactful career between Iverson and O’Neal. Riley: Shaq entered the league in 1992 and completely reshaped basketball. He was the biggest and strongest player, and his personality gave him commercial appeal. From breaking rims to commanding double teams, there wasn’t a more dominant player in the NBA while O’Neal was in it, including Jordan. We’re not talking about titles but during his prime, he made three separate franchises title contenders as a focal point on each team. That’s impressive. Bottom line: If Shaq was on your team you had a legitimate shot at a championship and that’s something you can’t say about Iverson.Green: No player has had a greater influence on the Association than Allen Iverson. Iverson’s game and style was unrivaled, and his smaller stature made him the ultimate underdog to root for. O’Neal’s size and power was a turnoff for a lot of fans because things were almost too easy for him. Iverson worked hard for every basket while constantly challenging bigger defenders at the rim. The cornrows, baggy clothes and iconic sneakers were simply pluses on top of the exciting and flashy basketball skills. Every kid couldn’t work on a dunk like Shaq, but anybody could work on a crossover like Iverson. He was a legend.Riley: Iverson was definitely iconic, but O’Neal was a true force. An athletic marvel from college to retirement, Shaq was one of those unicorn players that you’ll never see again. It simply falls down to what a fan prefers: true dominance or an underdog to root for? Iverson was a player that the average man could relate to since he was an average-sized specimen. O’Neal stood out for his rare size but he lived up to the pressure of being that big. He was a big man that played like one and he was one of the last true power players of the NBA. The Orlando Magic won 21 games prior to O’Neal’s arrival and finished at .500 the ensuing season. He was a franchise-changing talent during a time when Iverson was infamously known to clash with authority figures whether inside or outside the NBA. Both were great but O’Neal reorganized the league.Green: Iverson played for a few teams with better talent but his best days were in talent-starved Philadelphia. Despite exhausting a lot of his prime as a one-man army for the 76ers, Iverson still stood out yearly in NBA All-Star games where almost every player was routinely bigger and stronger than Iverson. He crossed over Jordan and he never backed down from O’Neal. He was the best pound-for-pound player during his era and his greatness might not be appreciated because he rarely played with teams that had the talent for deep playoff runs. Nobody competed like he did and no player had his flare. O’Neal might have elevated franchises but Iverson elevated the entire game of basketball.
Both the European Ladies and Girls Team Championships are taking place this week in Iceland and Norway. The teams are competing in the annual tournament and have high hopes of securing a top table finish. The ladies team includes GB&I Curtis Cup stars Olivia Mehaffey (RCDL) and Maria Dunne (Skerries). Mehaffey has several titles under her belt this year, including the Irish Close, Irish Open Stroke Play and Welsh Ladies Open Stoke Play Championships. Dunne, a leader and role model for many of her teammates finished third at the Scottish Open Stroke Play and secured 2 from 4 points which greatly helped GB&I lift the Curtis Cup at Dun Laoghaire.They will also be joined by US based Jessica Carty (Holywood), who was recently named Summit League Golfer of the Year, Louise Coffey (Malone) who won the Woodbrook Scratch Cup and reached the Irish Close final at Lahinch, Jessica Ross (Donaghadee), who finished runner-up at both the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play and the R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament and last but not least Sinead Sexton (Lahinch), Irish Close leading qualifier and semi-finalist.For further information on the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championships please visit the official website HERE.European Ladies Team Championships – Oddur GC (Iceland)Jessica Carty (Holywood)Louise Coffey (Malone)Maria Dunne (Skerries)Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co. Down Ladies)Jessica Ross (Clandeboye)Sinead Sexton (Lahinch)Non Travelling Reserve: Paula Grant (Lisburn)Team Captain: Sinead Keane (Royal Curragh/Naas)Team Coach: Donal ScottThe girls’ are fielding a great team, all of whom have experience of golfing at an elite level. Rachel Thompson (Cork) will make her first International debut after a stunning year of consistent and noticeable scoring. The Cork native finished tied 21st at the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play and showcased her skills at Lahinch for the Irish Close Championship. She will join Munster Champion Valerie Clancy (Killarney), 2015 Junior Vagliano players Mairead Martin (Killarney) and Annabel Wilson (Lurgan), the Island’s Julie McCarthy and Lurgan member Niamh McSherry.For further information on the European Girls’ Amateur Team Championships please visit the official website HERE.European Girls Team Championships – Oslo GC (Norway)Valerie Clancy (Killarney)Mairead Martin (Killarney)Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little)Niamh McSherry (Lurgan)Rachel Thompson (Cork)Annabel Wilson (Lurgan)Non Travelling Reserve: Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden)Team Captain: Gemma Butler (Birr)Team Coach: Chris Jellyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Each competitor plays 18 holes stroke play on both Tuesday and Wednesday and the five lowest aggregate scores from each day count towards the team total. The qualifying stroke play scores will then determine a seeded order for match play. Teams one to eight qualify for the top flight, nine through to 16 for flight two and the teams in flight three play a round robin, with the teams qualifying 17th playing the teams qualifying 20th, 19th and 18th on days 3, 4 and 5, respectively.
Galway United are delighted to announce that Gary Shanahan and Jesse Devers have signed new contracts with the club.The attacking duo have signed deals until the end of the 2017 SSE Airtricity League season.Shanahan, 23, has been a mainstay for United over the last three seasons. The Newcastle West native has made 106 appearances, bagging 16 goals from midfield.Former Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Devers joined Galway United at the start of the 2016 season, the 19-year-old made 7 appearances for the Tribesmen’s first team and he finished the season as an important member of Johnny Glynn’s under-19 side, who reached the final of the competition.Shane Keegan’s latest additions bring his squad size to 15 with pre-season on the horizon and the new United boss hailed Shanahan’s re-signing as another important piece of business.“I think Gary is rightly somewhat of a fan favourite. He was almost an ever present in the season just finished and I suppose what any manager would say is that he’s a player that you can absolutely trust.“He runs himself into the ground, if you give him a job, he goes and does it to the letter. He’s just a really solid footballer and he has a fantastic track record as well in terms of avoiding injuries and suspensions.“Gary contributes massively and quite often with a player whose main attributes are their application and work-rate, you then tend to maybe overlook the actual qualities that they bring to the side as well.”Mayo native Devers is a highly rated young talent, who scored 3 goals in 6 games for Johnny Glynn’s under-19 side last season. He will vie with Vinny Faherty, Ronan Murray and Padraic Cunningham for a starting berth in 2017.“Jesse hasn’t really kicked a ball at first team level yet,” Keegan explained.“I’ve sat down with senior players and last year’s coaching staff, everybody is absolutely raving about Jesse, saying what he was doing on the training ground and the potential he has.“People are really saying that this is a player that, given an opportunity, and if he goes and really pushes himself this year, is capable of doing great things.“I’ve said on a number of occasions that I get really excited by throwing young players into the first team if they’ve given me a reason to throw them in. Again, if Jesse performs as I’ve been told he’s been capable of doing, he will find himself in there and it’s up to himself to put his best foot forward.”2017 GALWAY UNITED SQUAD (15): Colm Horgan, Paul Sinnott, Lee Grace, Stephen Folan, Marc Ludden, Gary Shanahan, Alex Byrne, David Cawley, Gavan Holohan, Conor Melody, Kevin Devaney, Vinny Faherty, Ronan Murray, Padraic Cunningham, Jesse Devers.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Connacht scum half Kieran Marmion is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.The 26 year old requires surgery on an ankle injury and will be unavailable for selection until February.Marmion was injured during Ireland’s November Test against Argentina, but still started Saturday’s historic win over the All Blacks.He will sit out Connacht’s European Challenge Cup games against Perpignan, Sale and Bordeaux and the Christmas Inter Provincials, but could be fit for the start of the Six Nations. The province is in South Africa ahead of their games against the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs starting with the Southern Kings on Sunday. Regarding the other injury concerns, there is good news with Paul Boyle, Matt Healy and Peter McCabe all travelling and are available for selection while Cillian Gallagher, Dave Heffernan and Eoghan Masterson have also returned to full training but have not travelled to South Africa. Conan O’Donnell has undergone surgery on a hand injury he sustained in the Dragons game and will be out of action until December and there are no new updates on Eoin McKeon, Craig Ronaldson and Conor McKeon, all of whom are on the longer term injury list.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
SON HEUNG-MIN scored twice as Tottenham fought from a goal down to beat Bournemouth 4-1 at Dean Court.But although Mauricio Pochettino’s men leapfrogged Liverpool to move third, it was a dark day for Spurs – as Harry Kane picked up an ankle injury that saw him leave the ground on crutches.2 Heung-min Son smashed home for Tottenham at the VitalityJunior Stanislas had opened the scoring for the Cherries, before Dele Alli equalised.Son then scored twice with Serge Aurier adding a late fourth for the visitors..Bournemouth 1 Tottenham Hotspur 4Bournemouth 1-4 Tottenham: Heung-min Son double rescues Spurs after Harry Kane ankle injuryEarlier, north London rivals Arsenal had put in an impressive performance at home to Watford.Shkodran Mustafi scored an early goal before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the lead.Skipper Petr Cech then saved a Troy Deeney penalty before Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored his first Premier League goal for the Gunners in a 3-0 win.Arsenal 3 Watford 0Arsenal 3-0 Watford: Mustafi, Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan with goals for Gunners to seal first win in four league gamesSaturday Round-Up: Watch the best action from Saturday’s Premier League gamesMARCUS RASHFORD was the hero as Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 in the big derby.The Old Trafford star pulled off this astonishing Cruyff turn as part of his two goals in the opening 24 minutes.2 Marcus Rashford was the hero for Manchester UnitedCredit: EPAOnly an Eric Bailly howler let Jurgen Klopp’s side back into it – but it is Mourinho’s men who have a five-point cushion over third place.And the Portuguese can take all the credit after his match-winning tactics were picked up on television cameras at Old Trafford.Manchester United 2 Liverpool 1Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool: Marcus Rashford double earns hard-fought win despite Eric Bailly own-goalElsewhere, Sam Allardyce can breathe a big sigh of relief after an own goal and Cenk Tosun came to his rescue.Big Sam has faced the very real threat of relegation this season but Gaetan Bong’s error and Tosun’s strike gave him a comfortable 2-0 win.Everton 2 Brighton 0Everton 2-0 Brighton: Cenk Tosun bags first Goodison Park goal to ease pressure on Sam Allardyce as Knockaert sees red for BrightonShameful scenes at the London Stadium were the main talking point from West Ham’s 3-0 defeat by Burnley.MADNESS West Ham fans invade pitch with co-owners Sullivan and Gold told to leave for own safetyCo-owner David Sullivan was almost blinded by a coin thrown by a yob, only confounding the dejection felt by everyone at the club following goals from Ashley Barnes and a double from Chris Wood.West Ham 0 Burnley 3West Ham 0-3 Burnley: Clarets take all three points at the London Stadium as Hammer fans run riotLatest football newsLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startNewcastle 3 Southampton 0Chelsea loanee Kenedy proved Rafa Benitez’s hero as his double put the Toon on the march to safety… for now.The Magpies sit five points clear of the relegation zone after cruising to this win, which was made three by Matt Ritchie’s 57th minute goal.Newcastle 3 Southampton 0: Chelsea loanee Kenedy’s two first-half goals give Toon valuable three points in relegation six-pointerWest Brom 1 Leicester 4Under-fire Alan Pardew must have been thinking things were finally looking better after Salomon Rondon’s eighth-minute opener.But then the Foxes ran riot with Jamie Vardy equalising and second-half goals coming from Riyad Mahrez, Kelechi Iheanacho and Vicente Iborra.West Brom 1-4 Leicester: Mahrez, Vardy, Iheanacho and Iborra cancel Salomon Rondon’s opener as relegation looms for Pardew’s sideChelsea 2 Crystal Palace 1Willian’s outside-the-box strike coupled with Martin Kelly’s own goal put Antonio Conte’s side on easy street.Patrick Van Aanholt grabbed a late consolation but it won’t be enough to stop Roy Hodgson having sleepless nights.Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace: Willian on target as Blues put losing run behind them ahead of Barcelona clashHuddersfield 0 Swansea 0Ten-man Swansea edged a step closer to safety with the unlikeliest and grittiest point of the season.Carlos Carvalhal’s men played all but the first ten minutes a man light, after Jordan Ayew got his marching orders.Huddersfield 0-0 Swansea: Terriers drop points at home to 10-man Swans as relegation battle heats upMost read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at 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