KEPCO Posts Heavy Losses on Kaesong Supply

first_img KEPCO Posts Heavy Losses on Kaesong Supply AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has lost more than $16 million on sales alone since it began supplying electricity to the Kaesong Industrial Complex, according to a report for the National Assembly. Lee Young Ae, a Liberty Forward Party lawmaker and member of the Knowledge Economy Committee of the National Assembly introduced the KEPCO report to the Committee, saying, “In 2005 (the first year of supplying the Complex), KEPCO booked approximately $513,000 on sales of electricity, and as of August this year, $16.2 million in total.” However, due to an inability to collect payments, most of the total is treated as a loss; $16 million as of June, 2009.Therefore, Lee added, “If nothing changes, losses will increase as the Kaesong Complex expands. Measures to protect against further losses need to be prepared as soon as possible.” By Daily NK – 2009.10.12 4:39pm News 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 center_img Facebook Twitter News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Jilted lover in Hoeryong murders woman and sets her body on…

first_img North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% AvatarKim Yoo JinKim Yoo Jin is one of Daily NK’s freelance journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) SHAREcenter_img A gruesome incident in which a man murdered his lover and set her body on fire recently occurred in Hoeryong, North Hamgyong Province.A source from North Hamgyong Province told Daily NK last Tuesday that “earlier this month, the Ministry of Social Security arrested a married man in his 30s who worked on a farm in Hoeryong on charges of entering his lover’s house, stabbing her to death, and setting her on fire while under the influence of alcohol.”The source reported that although the man had a wife and children, he had been in an affair with a woman for more than a year who was part of the same farm work unit he was in charge of. Rumors of their affair had circulated throughout the work unit and among farm management officials and other farmers.The affair continued even after the woman was criticized by members of her Youth League branch and reprimanded by her parents. Her parents responded by deciding to arrange a marriage for her. They convinced her to meet with a bachelor living nearby and even arranged a date for the wedding.Household near the Chinese border in North Hamgyong ProvinceHouses near the Chinese border in North Hamgyong Province. Image (June 2019) / Image: Daily NKAfter hearing the news, the man she had been having an affair with found her and shouted that she should “abandon [her] marriage immediately,” while she argued that he was “trying to stand in the way of her future without even getting a divorce first.”A few days later, he was ruminating over his lover’s marriage while drinking with a friend when he pulled out a knife in a fit of rage and went with his friend to her house in the middle of the night. He argued with the woman again, and then pulled out the knife he had been hiding and swung it at her. The woman died at the scene from multiple stab wounds.When his lover collapsed in front of him, the man became frightened and attempted to conceal his crime by covering her body with some dry corn stalks behind a dry stalks fence and fleeing the scene after setting her body on fire.“Thinking it was strange that their daughter left the house and then did not come back, her parents went out as the fire blazed, but it was already too late,” the source said, adding, “The neighbors became aware of the incident when they came outside at the sound of her parents’ wailing.”The jilted lover and his friend attempted to escape, but were arrested and are currently under a preliminary examination. The source said that the two will be given a life sentence or will be sentenced to death for the crimes of homicide and mutilation of a corpse.*Translated by S & JPlease direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] in Korean Facebook Twitter News News last_img read more

Newtowncunningham councillor warned HSE of “Castle” fire risk

first_img 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Facebook Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Newtowncunningham councillor warned HSE of “Castle” fire riskcenter_img By News Highland – August 5, 2011 Facebook Newsx Adverts Previous articleFamily lawyer calls for tighter “Home Alone” guidelinesNext articleBarrister slams conditions at Letterkenny Court House News Highland Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Newtowncunningham Councillor says he had previously raised concerns about a derelict HSE building in the town which was damaged by fire last night.Gardai are investigating the fire at “The Castle”, which was reported at 1 o’clock this morning.Local Cllr Paul Canning says the building has been derelict for some time, and is being used as a drinking den by young people.He says after a similar fire in an empty house last April, he warned the HSE that The Castle could well be next……………[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Google+ Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist last_img read more

Tickets Are Now on Sale for the Broadway Premiere of Six

first_img Six View Comments (back row): Adrianna Hicks, Abby Mueller, Anna Uzele and Andrea Macasaet; (front row): Samantha Pauly and Brittney Mack(Photo: Liz Lauren) Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated Broadway premiere of Six. The main-stem transfer of the Olivier-nominated musical will begin previews on February 13, 2020 ahead of a March 12 opening night at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the hit musical centers on the six ex-wives of King Henry VIII, who headline an electrifying pop-concert spectacle—flipping the narrative on the one-sided story from our history books.Reprising their performances from the North American premiere production at Chicago Shakespeare Theater will be Adrianna Hicks (The Color Purple) as Catherine of Aragon, Andrea Macasaet (Heathers) as Anne Boleyn, Abby Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Jane Seymour, Brittney Mack (Memphis) as Anna of Cleves, Samantha Pauly (Honeymoon in Vegas) as Katherine Howard and Anna Uzele (Once on This Island) as Catherine Parr.Six is directed by Moss and Jamie Armitage, with choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, music direction by Katy Richardson and music supervision by Joe Beighton. The production features scenic design by Emma Bailey, costume design by Gabriella Slade, sound design by Paul Gatehouse, lighting design by Tim Deiling and orchestrations by Tim Curran. Star Filescenter_img from $79.00 Related Shows Abby Muellerlast_img read more

Study signals association between flu vaccine, miscarriage

first_imgA study published today in Vaccine suggests a strong association between receiving repeated doses of the seasonal influenza vaccine and miscarriage.The authors said the study is an unexpected signal that calls for deeper investigation and highlights the challenges of monitoring the safety of annual vaccines.”We are not saying this is a causal relationship,” said James Donahue, DVM, PhD, MPH, a senior epidemiologist at the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin and the lead author of the study, meaning the data don’t necessarily show that the flu vaccine causes miscarriages. “There’s no biological basis for this phenomenon, so the study represents something that wasn’t expected.”In the case-control study conducted over two flu seasons (2010 to 2012), 485 women who experienced spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage, were matched with those who delivered full-term live or stillbirths. Donahue and fellow researchers were determining if spontaneous abortions were more likely to occur if a woman received the flu vaccine in the 28 days prior to the miscarriage.The study was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Higher incidence after repeat vaccineThe investigators found no association between miscarriage and flu vaccine if a woman had not received a vaccine in the previous year, but in women who had consecutively gotten a flu vaccine containing the 2009 H1N1 virus, the researchers found an adjusted odds ratio (aOR) of 7.7, while women not vaccinated in the previous season had aOR of 1.3. This heightened association was seen in both seasons studied.The overall aOR in the 28-day window was 2.0, or double the risk, but those findings, in contrast to the H1N1 subset, were not statistically significant. There was no association seen in any other exposure window.”In a previous study conducted on flu vaccine and miscarriage, we did not see a risk,” said Donahue, referring to research conducted from 2005 to 2007. That study was conducted after the CDC made the recommendation 2004 that all pregnant woman in all trimesters get the seasonal flu shot. The CDC requested a follow-up study after the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.”We can speculate that what we see here is vaccination with H1N1pdm09 for the first time is like getting primed, then boosted,” said Donahue. “But now H1N1 is just a circulating seasonal virus; most children and young adults have been exposed by infection or vaccination.” In other words, there may have been a real effect in the seasons immediately following the 2009 pandemic, but further study will fail to show this association.Donahue and his colleagues are working on a follow-up study that looks at more recent flu seasons and triples the number of cases.Experts: Further investigation neededLone Simonsen, PhD, a research professor of global health at George Washington University, said the timing of the study interests her. She has conducted her own research showing that in 1918, when the world saw another H1N1 pandemic that was more severe than in 2009, as many as 1 in 10 women miscarried.”In this case getting the flu vaccine can be like being introduced to a virus that was evolutionarily quite similar to the virus from 1918,” she told CIDRAP News.But she also said the new study included only women with documented miscarriage. “Who are the women that document a miscarriage at 5 weeks?” asked Simonsen. “Probably someone who is also likely to get a flu shot.” If true, that would skew the numbers toward an association.In an accompanying commentary in the same journal, three US experts not involved in the study said miscarriage is one of the most difficult birth outcomes to study in observational research.”Among other factors, the high proportion of [spontaneous] abortions [SAbs] that take place in clinically-unrecognized pregnancies and the lack of consistency in accurate capture of these events in medical records when SAbs do occur, make such research difficult to carry out,” they write.After pointing out what they see as limitations of the study, such as possible unmeasured confounding (as illustrated by Simonsen’s question) and the implausibility of the prime-boost hypothesis, the experts write, “One important take-away message from this study is that seasonal vaccine formulations are not all the same.”As with other studies of drug safety in pregnancy, specific drugs require targeted post-marketing surveillance studies to monitor for safety, and the challenges are even greater for influenza vaccines, whose antigens and other components typically change each year.”The experts are Christina D. Chambers, PhD, MPH, and Ronghui Xu, PhD, at the University of California, San Diego, and Allen A. Mitchell, MD, with the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University.No change to recommendationsBoth Donahue and Edward Belongia, MD, the director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health at the Marshfield Clinic and a study coauthor, said this study in no way suggests reversing or revising the CDC’s recommendations pertaining to pregnant women and flu shots.”It’s very well known that getting the flu is bad for pregnant woman and bad for the baby, and we have a vast amount of safety data on the vaccine,” said Belongia.See also:Sep 13 Vaccine studySep 13 Vaccine commentarylast_img read more

Symptoms of a soft market

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Video: Eddie Robinson gains valuable experience on Australia trip

first_imgThe Academy coach – who works with the PDG and Junior Academy groups – spent time with a range of professional clubs in Australia during June.Eddie would like to thank Forwards Coach Mark Bakewell for his help in organising the placements as well as his gratitude to the clubs he visited. These were:Rugby Union:Randwick DRFCScotlandMelbourne RebelsWestern ForceWaratahsJoondalup Bothers RFCAussie7sNRL:South Sydney RabbitohsMelbourne StormAFL:Hawthorn FCEssendon FCIf you have any questions about the trip, the clubs involved or lessons taken from the placements, please contact Eddie on:Twitter: @eddyrobbo10, instagram: eddyrobbo10 or via email here.Subscribe to Bristol Rugby TV by clicking here.last_img

“The Voice” recap: Miley Cyrus makes “herstory,” with all-female team as the blind auditions end

first_imgNBC Universal(LOS ANGELES) — The Voice held its final blind auditions on Tuesday night, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson aiming to round out their teams. By the end of the night, each coach had 12 artists on his or her roster.The one-hour episode was highlighted in part by Miley making Voice “herstory” by fielding the first all-female team.Here are the highlights of Tuesday night’s show:Country singer Kristi Hoopes covered Trisha Yearwood’s “Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love,” getting Blake, Adam and Jennifer to turn their chairs around. Knowing Blake would be Kristi’s obvious first choice, both Adam and Jennifer pleaded with the artist to “think outside the box.” However, Blake’s declaration, “What I do is country freakin’ music” convinced her to pick Blake, filling out his team.In high school, wrestler Jeremiah Miller was known for singing the national anthem before beating his opponents. Upon his recent graduation, however, Miller decided to follow his true passion — music. Jeremiah’s version of “Slow Hands” by Niall Horan, touched off a battle between Adam and Jennifer. In spite of some flaws, Adam saw some “raw qualities” in Miller’s voice that he believed could turn him from “a good singer to a great singer.” Jennifer appealed to the Jeremiah’s Christian upbringing, saying all he needed was “an inch of faith the size of a mustard seed” to “make it mighty far.” Miller picked Jennifer, completing Team JHud.San Francisco didn’t offer much of an opportunity for country singer Megan Rose, so she sees The Voice as her ticket to a music career. Rose’s cover of Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe” sparked a battle between Adam and Miley. Cyrus — on the verge of making Voice “herstory” with the show’s first all-female team – begged Megan to help her make her dream a reality. Adam insisted the artist make her decision based on who would be the better coach. Miley won out and filled the last spot on her team.  Gary Carpentier was a talented high school baseball player who missed out on a college career due to poor grades, so he turned to music instead. His cover of “Home” by Michael Bublé, convinced Adam – the last coach left with a spot to fill, to turn his chair around. Gary’s “smooth, rich tone” caught Adam’s attention, and helped him nail down the final spot on Team Adam.Here’s a rundown of each coach’s artists:Team Adam: Anthony Alexander, Brandon Brown, Gary Carpentier, Dave Crosby, Whitney Fenimore, Dylan Gerard, Michael Kight, Emily Luther, John Mero, Hannah Mrozak, Adam Pearce, Brandon Showell.Team Blake: Rebecca Brunner, Adam Cunningham, Anna Catherine DeHart, Dennis Drummond, Kristi Hoopes, Mitchell Lee, Noah Mac, Red Marlow, Keisha Renee, Ryan Scripps, Natalie Stovall, Esera Tuaolo.Team Miley: Addison Agen, Sophia Bollman, Ashland Craft, Moriah Formica, Janice Freeman, Shilo Gold, Chloe Kohanski, Katrina Rose, Megan Rose, Brooke Simpson, Ilianna Viramontes, Karli Webster.Team Jennifer: Ignatious Caramouche, Kathrina Feigh, Davon Fleming, Lucas Holliday, Shi’Ann Jones, Alexandra Joyce, Eric Lyn, Maharasyi, Stephan Marcellus, Meagan McNeal, Jeremiah Miller, Chris Weaver.The Voice battles kick off next week, with the help of the following advisers: DNCE’s Joe Jonas for Team Adam, Rascal Flatts for Team Blake, ex-Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland for Team Jennifer and Billy Ray Cyrus for Team Miley.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more