Group of women face public trial for stealing massive amounts of…

first_img Facebook Twitter Group of women face public trial for stealing massive amounts of manure and selling to markets News Namhung Youth Chemical ComplexNamhung Youth Chemical Complex. Image: DPRK TodayAmidst reports that North Korean workers in financial jeopardy are stealing from factories and selling their loot to local markets, a group of women were recently hauled to a public trial for stealing and selling manure.“Three women were caught selling manure they had stolen from the Namhung Youth Chemical Co-operative Factory,” a source in South Pyongan Province told Daily NK. “They faced a public trial in the Namhung Workers District in Anju, South Pyongan Province.”While selling goods stolen from factories is common in North Korea, the three women faced punishment due to extent of their crimes. It’s not clear, however, what kind of punishment they received after the public trial.“The women provided places to stay and food to manure procurement officers who spend just a couple months in various parts of the country. They were able to receive some of the manure the procurement officers were handling as payment for their services, which they then sold at the local market,” said the source.“The women found out when the manure the procurement officers were handling was going to be shipped, and made a lot of money by taking payments in manure equivalent to ten times the amount they would have been paid. They received around 30 to 40 tons of manure per year in this way.”One kilogram of manure goes for around 3,000 won in North Korea’s markets so the women earned around 95 million to 120 million North Korean won. This would equal around 11,875 to 15,000 USD – a fantastic sum considering North Korean workers only earn around one dollar per month.A source in North Pyongan Province added that the women lived near manure factories and “had a large network of factory officials they could tap into.”“Their network was so large – stretching across local police stations, prosecutors’ offices and Party committees – that manure procurement officers in South Hamgyong Province, North Pyongan Province and the two Hwanghae provinces couldn’t touch them,” she said.Satellite imagery of Namhung Youth Chemical ComplexSatellite imagery of Namhung Youth Chemical Complex. Image: Google EarthThey likely earned substantial profits during the farming season due to the high price of manure.“Farms purchase manure at high prices in cash because they can’t rely on government supplies of manure,” said the South Pyongan Province-based source, adding that “this has caused endless cases of corruption.”North Korea has massive manure production factories, but they are old, lack raw materials, and don’t sufficient electricity to operate properly. Most of the manure they do produce goes to the military.Farms that need manure to conduct agricultural activities to meet their production quotas are faced with having to pay a premium for manure. North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) NewsEconomy SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders News By Mun Dong Hui – 2019.04.24 9:45pm AvatarMun Dong HuiMun Dong Hui is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again last_img read more

2021 Harvey Norman All Stars teams announced

first_img2021 Harvey Norman All Stars teams announced Some of the best and brightest names in the NRL have been named to play in the first ever NRL Harvey Norman All Stars in Townsville.The NRL today announced the teams for the showcase on February 20, featuring the likes of Latrell Mitchell, Josh Addo-Carr, Jack Wighton, Cody Walker, Jarome Luai, Brandon Smith and Benji Marshall.Men’s Indigenous All Stars Coach Laurie Daley and Men’s Maori All Stars Coach David Kidwell have both named star-studded teams for the match, which will be the first major rugby league event at the new Queensland Country Bank Stadium.Premiers Melbourne Storm are strongly represented in both teams with seven players selected to play in the historic fixture.The teams for the Women’s All Stars match, the opening match of the double header, were also announced today.Tickets are available from just $25 for Adults and $50 for families from All Stars matches will be broadcast live on the Nine Network, Fox League, SKY New Zealand and digital platforms 9Now and Kayo Sports into Australia.The 2021 NRL Harvey Norman All Stars is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, through their tourism agency, Tourism and Events Queensland, along with Stadiums Queensland. /NRL Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Brandon, digital, Government, Harvey, Harvey Norman, Indigenous, league, Melbourne, Mitchell, National Rugby League, New Zealand, Queensland, Rugby, sports, tourism, Townsville, womenlast_img read more

Reminder: Pallet Burning Is Prohibited On Kenai Beaches

first_imgAny violation of the ordinance is subject to a fine up to $500, requiring a mandatory court appearance, to set a fine amount of $50. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council approved an ordinance that prohibits the burning of pallets and other wood materials containing metal fasteners on North and South city beaches back in 2018. The intent is to regulate camping, fires and other activities on City beaches that threaten or have the potential to threaten or damage public and private property, use and enjoyment of the beaches, public safety, health and welfare, and other City interests. The ban has been in place since July 1, 2018. City Manager Paul Ostrander: “The City has received numerous complaints about nails and screws being left on City beaches from pallet fires, creating a hazard for vehicles, pedestrians, and animals. The ordinance will prohibit the burning of wood materials containing metal fasteners on City beaches.” last_img read more

Azerbaijan GP becomes latest F1 race called off

first_img COMMENT Press Trust Of India First Published: 23rd March, 2020 21:31 IST Written By  The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The latest postponement means there will be no Formula One races until the middle of June at the earliest. The race at the Baku City Circuit was scheduled for June 7. The first seven races of the Formula One season have either been postponed or cancelled. Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020 21:31 IST Azerbaijan GP Becomes Latest F1 Race Called Off  The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The latest postponement means there will be no Formula One races until the middle of June at the earliestcenter_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

MTV’s “Catfish” pauses production after host Nev Schulman is accused of sexual harassment

first_imgMTV(LOS ANGELES) — MTV suspended production Thursday of the seventh season of Catflish: The TV Show and launched an investigation after its host and executive producer Nev Schulman was accused of sexual harassment, The Daily Beast reports. “We take these allegations very seriously,” an MTV spokesperson said in a statement. “We’re working with Critical Content, our third party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation, and we’ve put a pause on shooting until the investigation is completed.”Ayissha Morgan, who appeared on the show in 2015, posted a video on YouTube, claiming Schulman made unwanted sexual advances towards her during the filming of her episode. Morgan, an out-lesbian, claims Schulman questioned her sexuality repeatedly.“He goes ‘so I don’t think you’re a lesbian.’ I was like, ‘Oh why do you feel that way?’” Morgan says in the video. “And he was just like, ‘Because I just feel like you haven’t met the right guy yet. Do you think I’m attractive? Have you ever had sex with a guy?’”Morgan replied “no,” and Schulman allegedly said, “Well I think you should try it, I have a big d***, I would tear your a** up.”Schulman denies the claims in a statement. “The behavior described in this video did not happen and I’m fortunate that there are a number of former colleagues who were present during this time period who are willing to speak up with the truth,” Schulman said. “I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions—but these claims are false.”Schulman — who is married to Laura Perlongo with a 17-month-old baby — also hosts a web-series with ATTN:, which has also been suspended.Catflish: The TV Show helps people track down their online love interests to find out their true identities.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more