Inhaling Drug with Bills with Kim Il Sung Portrait

first_img News Video Clip on North Koreans Taking Drugs, First to be Revealed By Daily NK – 2005.10.30 7:06pm There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Asahi TV reported the first video was taken this August in Chungjin City of North Hankyung Province, and the second recorded in September, in Huiryeong City of the same province.The video was taken with permission by a Chinese visitor who was visiting his relatives in North Korea. The video recorded the entire process of taking drug from upper angle. The second video from Huiryeong is known to be recorded by a North Korean and handed the video over through a Chinese broker. The important characteristic of the video is that the North Koreans use 5000won bill that has portrait of Kim Il Sung, rolled up as a straw. In the past, it was unimaginable to even fold these bills. If revealed, it is considered as a political crime. Recently, it wars reported by a North Korean government official through a secret source that many kinds of drugs such as “Ice,” “Bullets,” “Denda” and “Doridor” are wide spread in North Korea causing increase of drug addicts in the North Korean society. The government of North Korea formed the “Drug Control Grupa” in August to crack down drug consumers in the three main cities namely Pyongynag, Hamheung, and Shinuiju. It was reported by a inner source that with the strengthened international control regime on drug and forfeit dollar, some of the drugs produced for the purpose of export have been leaking into the North Korean society, causing increase of number of drug addicts in North Korea. Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Inhaling Drug with Bills with Kim Il Sung Portrait SHARE Facebook Twitter [imText1]On October 27, The DailyNK obtained the video clips broadcasted on October 7 through an Asahi TV’s program called “Report Station” about North Korean people taking in drugs in a group. The length of the videos are respectively 25minutes and 15 minutes, 40 minutes in total. The first video contains scenes of three North Koreans inhaling drug called “ice” in a common resident. The second video contains scenes of a North Korean taking the same kind of drug but using a different method. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Related Article News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Gov’t Targets Viable Health Tourism Industry

first_imgRelatedGov’t Targets Viable Health Tourism Industry Gov’t Targets Viable Health Tourism Industry UncategorizedJune 4, 2008 RelatedGov’t Targets Viable Health Tourism Industry RelatedGov’t Targets Viable Health Tourism Industrycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Health and Environment, Rudyard Spencer, has said that the development of a viable health tourism industry is an integral part of the government’s vision for the country’s health care system.“Jamaica has an unrivalled opportunity to develop a thriving health tourism and wellness industry. Our location to the North American market, language, climate, and the outlay of our health infrastructure, are among our distinct advantages,” said Mr. Spencer, during his contribution to the 2008/09 Sectoral Debate at Gordon House on Tuesday, June 3.He said that Jamaica must position itself to penetrate the market of the 20 per cent or 8 million of the estimated 40 million uninsured Americans that are likely to seek health care overseas.The Health Minister noted that the countries that have taken advantage of the medical outsourcing and health tourism opportunities share similar characteristics in that, the governments have recognized the enormous economic advantage of the initiative and have deliberately pursued health tourism as a high priority policy.“These countries have put in place well-defined incentive packages to encourage private sector healthcare development, recognizing that indigenous development of healthcare elevates the level of care for the local population while at the same time, generating new revenue source for the economy,” he explained.He noted also that in those countries, generous incentive packages are offered to health care investors including tax holidays, land donations, duty and import tax waivers/concessions, and so on, and that “enterprise free zones” are introduced to encourage the establishment of specific health care delivery service niche markets for the country.“We intend to look at models in other countries including incentive packages, labour movement, healthcare financing, training and education, and we would make appropriate recommendations to our partner Ministries ..as we believe that this opportunity must not be lost by Jamaica,” Mr. Spencer stated.“We see health tourism as not only a major revenue source for Jamaica, but also a catalyst for the infrastructural and technical improvement of the healthcare quality and standards in Jamaica in all areas of healthcare services including wellness, spa services, cosmetic, preventive and therapeutic care,” the Health Minister added. Advertisementslast_img read more

Employers must step up to close gender pay gap

first_imgEmployers must step up to close gender pay gap More than 45 per cent of employers who take the preliminary step of analysing the gender pay gap in their workplace take no follow up action, according to data released this morning by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.The data covers April 2019 to March 2020 and shows that before the pandemic hit, employers had become complacent about equal pay.WGEA data shows a disparity in full-time incomes of $15,144, climbing to $25,534 per year, or 20.1 per cent, once bonuses and penalty rates are included.As noted in the ACTU’s recent report on the impact of the pandemic on women, overall the gender pay gap is actually 30 per cent, factoring in the disproportionate impact of insecure work, fewer hours of work, lower hourly earnings, and less income from bonuses and overtime experienced by women.The Morrison Government has consistently opposed changes that would give the FWC greater powers to ensure pay equity, as well as a raft of other measures like the living wage, paid Family and Domestic Violence leave, access to secure and enforceable family friendly working arrangements and expanding paid parental leave which would all contribute to closing the gender pay gap.As noted by Michele O’Neil:“This is not news to anyone. We don’t need more studies, we don’t need analysis from employers, we need action, backed by the Federal Government, to close the pay gap.“Employers paying lip service to the pay gap and not following up does nothing to end discrimination and does nothing to address the problem.“We need committed action from employers to work with unions and close the pay gap.“The federal government has a role to play here – the recovery presents an opportunity to address insecure work and take a real step towards pay equity, instead the Government has continued to ignore the crisis.“The WGEA is warning that without action from the Morrison Government the impact of this pandemic on women could set us back a decade. We simply cannot allow that to happen.“We have released a detailed plan outlining pragmatic changes the Morrison Government could adopt to ensure that the recovery creates jobs for women as well as men and closes the pay gap. We stand ready to work with the Government to ensure that women are not left further behind.” /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:ACTU, domestic violence, Family, Federal, federal government, full-time, gender equality, Government, Impact, Morrison, Morrison Government, pay gap, penalty, penalty rates, violence, Workplace Gender Equality Agencylast_img read more

Fixed interest and cash ETP update

first_imgFixed interest and cash ETP update Rainmaker InformationAssets of fixed interest and cash exchanged traded products (ETP) grew 30% in the 12 months to end September 2020, according to findings from the latest Rainmaker ETP Report.“Fixed interest is in the spotlight as it is an asset class that has been growing for the past few years at the same rate as the overall ETP market,” said John Dyall, head of investment research at Rainmaker Information.“Part of the reason is that term deposits interest rates are so low now that investors, retirees and their financial planners are desperately looking for alternatives that will satisfy their income and investment objectives.”Fixed interest and cash products generated $2.9 billion in net flows, in the 12 months to 30 September 2020.“While this was down 25% on the $3.9 billion of the previous 12 months, it is 130% higher than the year ending September 2018.”Fixed interest and cash products grew in funds under management (FUM) size by 38% and 15% respectively. In comparison, Australian equities grew by 25% while international equities grew by 25%.“The peak net flow was at $5 billion a year in February 2020 before COVID-19 changed investors’ priorities.”The number of fixed interest and cash ETPs increased by nine to 41, where four of the 41 products are cash or cash enhanced. These products make up 17% of the ETP market.“Of the 41 fixed interest ETPs, only two are labelled specifically as ESG, although it’s arguable that most government bonds and cash are ESG by default.”Fixed interest and cash products can generally be defined by their duration and the credit ratings of their underlying securities.“Looking at the top four by FUM, they invest differently to one another, having different objectives and management fees.”The largest cohort among fixed interest products is government bonds with 40% of total fixed interest ETP net flows.“They have duration risk due to their interest rate variability, noting that the longer the duration the more interest rate risk they have, which is the sensitivity of the portfolio’s capital value to changes in interest rates.”The second largest cohort by FUM is short duration credit, which attracted around 20% of net flows.“These generally invest in investment grade corporate securities with little to no interest rate risk.”The second largest cohort by number and third by size are corporate bonds. These are similar to government bonds, in that they are investment grade and have duration risk.“The Absolute Return sector appears to be the most dynamic as their products are actively managed and 83% of those products have investment objectives aligned with the RBA cash rate,” said Dyall. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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, Australian, cash, cash rate, coronavirus, corporate, covid-19, Government, Investment, market, RBA, research, sensitivitylast_img read more

Your Corner Wrench: A few more tips on preserving your car’s interior

first_imgCleaning your car’s interior? Watch where you wipeIf you knock a dome lamp out of place while trying to clean a stain, don’t get upset. It’s a pretty common problem, since in many cases, these lamps are precariously located in the first place. If the liner base is damaged, a few small pieces of two-sided tape can easily get the lamp back in place.Cut the glare. Not long ago, it seemed everyone wanted the plastic and vinyl inside their vehicles to shine like the sun. Fast forward to today and most of us realize how much of a visual distraction that gleam can cause when it’s on the upper dash panel. Never apply any glossy treatment to that area. Vinyl conditioners can go a long way to extend the life of your vehicle’s interior plastics, but make sure they are the non-gloss type.Go easy on compressed air. Many life-hack lists and websites will extol the virtue of using compressed air to blow out dirt and dust from vehicle HVAC vents and ducts. First, unless you’re working from the inside out, all you’re doing is blowing the grit farther into the system and hiding it from sight. Trending Videos Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSSafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew Vehiclesbrian turner Many vehicles now use small electric servos to open and close various control vents and they can be easy to damage. Blow enough compressed air at a closed vent door with a substantial amount of force, and you can break these units. It’s better to use a vacuum cleaner at the vent with a small foam paint brush to wipe off the dust. While these units might seem cheaply made, their replacement price is anything but inexpensive often running upwards of over $1,000 and the labour fees can also be astronomical. On most vehicles, the headliner is factory installed before the windshield and rear glass are in place and on certain models one or the other or both need to be removed to replace the liner.RELATED We can put up with a lot of minor problems with our vehicles, but when the interior gets trashed, we start thinking about trading it in. After all, that’s the place we spend at lot of our lives in, day after day. But when trying to do a little DIY clean-up – after all, how hard can it be? – a few mistakes can turn a simple stain into a disaster.Don’t look up. Headliners are probably the easiest part of a vehicle to stain and are definitely the easiest to ruin if you tackle dirt spots the wrong way. The fabric that covers them is exceedingly fragile, as is their structure – they’re basically compressed cardboard. Never take a scrub brush, no matter how soft the bristles may be, to a headliner stain. If you do, you’ll quickly find out how easy it is to rub through that material.Also avoid using any amount of liquid, other than a few drops of cleaner, because we all know what happens when cardboard gets wet. Most quality household fabric spot cleaners will take care of headliner stains, when applied with a soft microfibre cloth or paper towel. If you need to use anything stronger, test it first on a less visible section. advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 When cleaning car interiors, keep in mind the products you use, as different materials need different methods of cleaning. center_img See More Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Gov’t/Utech gets land surveying equipment

first_imgGov’t/Utech gets land surveying equipment Office of the Prime MinisterJune 15, 2011 RelatedGov’t/Utech gets land surveying equipment RelatedGov’t/Utech gets land surveying equipment RelatedGov’t/Utech gets land surveying equipment FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Several pieces of land surveying equipment were presented to the Government and the University of Technology (UTech), at a ceremony at the Department of Local Government, Kingston on Tuesday June 14. Five total stations were donated to UTech and two total stations and a Global Positioning System (GPS) station were handed over to the Government by the Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation (KCSC), as part of a partnership agreement under the current Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP II).   Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government, Hon Robert Montague, explained that the Government entered into a partnership with the Korean firm, about a year now, to expand LAMP II. He noted that part of that agreement involved working with UTech, which trains land surveyors. “For us at Local Government, these pieces of equipment are going to help us to meet our financial targets… (and will help) to properly define boundaries of property. We will be able to issue the relevant valuation notice and… collect property taxes,” he said. Representative of KCSC in Jamaica, Wonjun Choi, said the company was happy for the opportunity to extend the relationship with the country. He said the entity remained committed to continue working with the Government on land titling projects. LAMP is a Government initiative, designed to help landowners in Jamaica who do not possess a Certificate of Title to acquire the document. It also helps to update information on existing land titles. LAMP II, launched in July, 2010, is aimed at improving the capacity of the programme to deliver land titles, as well as complete a digital cadastral/registry to be used for planning and development. KCSC and its local representative, Geoland Title Limited, through a partnership with the Government, have been instrumental in the expansion of LAMP II into St. Elizabeth, Manchester and Clarendon. KCSC, one of the largest land surveying companies worldwide, has introduced advanced land surveying and land information systems to Jamaica. The company has also embarked on developing industry-academia co-operation, in the field of cadastre (a public register of property showing the extent, value, and ownership of land for taxation), surveying and land titling. KCSC has partnered with UTech and the National Land Agency in this undertaking. By ALECIA SMITH, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

Telenor to offload fraught VimpelCom stake worth $2.4B

first_img Previous ArticleJio looks to mobile hotspots to expand 4G presenceNext ArticleUK competition regulator wants to lead probe into Hutch/O2 tie-up LetterOneTelenorVimpelCom Home Telenor to offload fraught VimpelCom stake worth $2.4B Telenor books loss on $780M Myanmar write-off AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 OCT 2015 Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Richard Handford Telenor, Axiata plot Malaysian merger Related Author Norway’s Telenor plans to sell its 33 per cent stake in VimpelCom, describing its experience of holding a minority stake in the Netherlands-based group as “challenging”.The lack of a future option to fully control VimpelCom made Telenor reconsider its position. Following a strategic review,  it decided to sell off the shares, and concentrate on its core operations.The Norwegian company has been feuding with VimpelCom’s other major shareholder, Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman. Fridman’s LetterOne group holds a 48 per cent stake in VimpelCom.“As the new chief executive I was asked to hold a review of our strategic positions. We concluded that we’re no longer served by holding a minority position in Vimpelcom,” Telenor CEO Sigve Brekke (pictured) commented to Reuters.As a consequence of the divestment decision, Telenor will take a non-cash impairment of about NOK7.5 billion ($900 million) in the third quarter.However, it is unclear how the Norwegian company will offload its stake, which it values at $2.4 billion. The group said it would explore “all options” but has set no timetable. It admitted the process may take “some time”.Following the announcement, the Norwegian company will not convert its VimpelCom preferred shares into common shares.The value of VimpelCom stock fell in the third quarter and finished at $4.11 per share against a book value of $5.64 per share.Telenor has invested a total of NOK15 billion in VimpelCom and received NOK20 billion in dividends from the business.The Netherlands-based group has “gradually contributed less to the value of Telenor Group, and the value of Telenor’s core operations have increased rapidly”, the Norwegian company said. The market value of the VimpelCom shares represents about eight per cent of Telenor’s market capitalisation. Tags Telenor advances multi-vendor SA 5Glast_img read more

Apple Barrel Opens New Kalispell Location

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. After years of growth, a country market has moved into the city.The Apple Barrel Country Market began operating a new location on Center Street across the street from the Kalispell Center Mall on Feb. 1. Though the store quietly opened without a grand opening, owners Dana and Dave Cordell said the Apple Barrel Center Street Market has seen a steady stream of customers. That’s what happens when you’ve been building a dedicated customer base for 17 years – and when you offer a second location to attract to new customers.“We’ve really been tickled so far,” Dana Cordell said. “Without having a formal opening, it’s been really well-received.”The Cordells opened the Apple Barrel on U.S. Highway 2 south of Glacier Park International Airport in 1996. Since then, it has gained a reputation for selling quality fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as locally derived food such as jerky and huckleberry products.Over the years, the Apple Barrel added a growing inventory of kitchen supplies. Two years ago, the Cordells branched out into wine with the opening of Glacier Sun Winery, headed up by winemaker Doug Wagner. In May, Glacier Sun Winery will hold a release party to introduce wine varietals coming out this spring.The Cordells have also operated an annual holiday season kiosk at the Kalispell Center Mall. While the kiosk has been popular in general, they said it did particularly well last year when it sold goods from Montana Olive Oil, LLC. The specialty olive oils and vinegars proved to be hot items, the Cordells said.Motivated by that success, and responding to years of customers stating their desire to see an Apple Barrel store in Kalispell, the Cordells decided to open the Center Street market, featuring both the Montana Olive Oil’s products and its owner, Stu Saye. Saye is the manager of the Apple Barrel Center Street Market, lending expertise by dispensing detailed information about his extra-virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars to customers. The aged balsamic vinegars hail from Modena, Italy, while the olive oils are derived from the Spanish arbequina and picual olive varieties.Saye offers classic olive oils as well as naturally infused oils, which have an extra virgin olive oil base and are infused with various natural flavors. Five-ounce bottles of the vinegars and oils sell for $10.25, while the bigger 12.7-ounce bottles are $17.50. Besides being tasty and expertly crafted, Saye notes that the oils are heart healthy. “A real quality product at a really decent price,” Saye said. “They make great gifts.”The new location also sells a host of kitchen supplies, including soapstone griddles, bamboo cutting board sets, whiskey rocks, cheese knives, garlic presses, peelers, bowls made from reclaimed acacia wood, and much more. Candles have been popular items, Saye said.The market sells specialty food products as well, though not currently fruits and vegetables. The original market on Highway 2 will continue to be the primary produce seller. The Center Street location sells local honey, sauces, taffy, jerky and the Apple Barrel’s own private line of jarred foods, such as pickles and preserves.The Apple Barrel Center Street Market is located at 408 Center St. West in Kalispell and can be reached at (406) 393-2332. It will have a formal grand opening in May.last_img read more

Fears that Donegal will be forgotten if National Planning Framework proceeds

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Fears that Donegal will be forgotten if National Planning Framework proceeds Donegal is at risk of being forgotten by an entire generation if the National Planning Framework goes ahead in its draft form.That’s according to Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle who says it’s crucial the interests of the county and the North West are urgently heard at this time, given the proposed framework if it proceeds in its current form, will be in place until 2040.Deputy Pringle says a Framework with a vision for rural Ireland is needed while it appears the Government is underestimating the potential of rural counties, like Donegal.He has committed to continue fighting for the needs of rural Ireland:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/pringlesdfdsfdsplan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – February 7, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleBorder issue on agenda of special meeting todayNext articleSnow and ice lingering across Donegal this morning News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest Homepage BannerNews WhatsApplast_img read more

Hosea Helps Is Among The Nonprofits Getting Relief Funds. Here’s How They’re Using it

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings The Fulton County Board of Commissioners recently approved $10 million to support local businesses and residents as the coronavirus pandemic capsizes the U.S. economy.Fulton officials said about one-third of that money is being distributed among eight local nonprofits. Those include Buckhead Christian Ministries, Mercy Care, the Midtown Assistance Center and Hosea Helps. The pandemic has left all of them struggling in their mission to lend a hand.Elisabeth Omilami is the CEO of Hosea Helps, the charitable group that’s long been known for feeding Atlanta’s poor and homeless. Now, she said it’s in need of some help itself.Omilami said the nonprofit is getting about 200 calls a week, many from people living in hotels asking for rental and utility assistance.“We’re going to help the people in hotels. They’re paying $400 a week, we’re going to be able to give rent and mortgage assistance,” Omilami said. “About $800 a month is our maximum on that.”She said Hosea normally serves about 75 families a week.“I don’t think any of us realized what the pandemic was going to do to nonprofits,” she said.Omilami said Fulton County gave Hosea Helps $450,000. She spoke to “Morning Edition” host Lisa Rayam about how the nonprofit will be able to answer some of Atlanta’s cries for help, but not all of them.Correction: This story has been updated to show that Nicole Sage took the photo.  Share Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility 3:02 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List New Doctors In India Are Starting Off Seeing The Worst. It’s Taking A Tolllast_img read more