Kim Jong Eun Officially “General”

first_imgNews AvatarShin Joo Hyun By Shin Joo Hyun – 2010.09.28 1:29pm Kim Jong Eun Officially “General” Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Twitter SHARE News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Chosun Central News Agency (KCNA) reported today that Kim Jong Eun, the leading candidate to succeed Kim Jong Il, has been made a general. KCNA revealed, “Comrade Kim Jong Il handed down Order No. 0051 on promoting leaders of the People’s Army on the 27th. As per the order, six individuals including Kim Kyung Hee, Kim Jong Eun and Choi Ryong Hae are to be made generals.” KCNA did not name the other three invested with the title, but Rodong Shinmun revealed them this morning as Hyeon Yong Cheol, Choi Bu Il (Chairman of the People’s Army Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Committee), and Kim Kyeong Ok. Now Kim Jong Eun has been made a general on the day before the Delegates’ Conference, the possibility of his succession being publicized through the event itself has grown. Additionally, since his promotion was military in nature, it is likely that he will also be made a member of the Central Military Commission of the Central Committee of the Party. This is the first time that the North Korean authorities have mentioned Kim Jong Eun’s name in a public forum, although he has appeared in internal lecture materials. Granting the general title to sister Kim Kyung Hee and close confidant Choi Ryong Hae, a former Chief Secretary of North Hwanghae Province, also looks like a part of the succession process. Kim Jong Eun has until now been known in materials for cadre lectures as “Youth Captain,” or “Captain,” suggesting a respectful title for the successor rather than a military rank. The promotion of Kim Kyung Hee is interesting because, even though she is Kim Jong Il’s sister and the Director of the Light Industry Department of the Central Committee, she has generally distanced herself from politics until now. In Choi’s case, he has Kim Jong Il’s unshakeable trust thanks to his father, Choi Hyun, who was a first-generation revolutionary and a reliable supporter of Kim down the years. On these latest moves, Park Young Ho, a senior researcher with the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU), said in the interview with The Daily NK, “This promotion is significant as it uses the opportunity presented by the Delegates’ Conference to announce Kim Jong Eun as the successor across the country.” He added, “He is now prepared to succeed to the Military-first politics having been given rank in the People’s Army.”He explained further, “Kim Kyung Hee and Choi Ryong Hae being granted the general title seems to have been in order to establish security for the succession. Even though we don’t know yet whether or not they will take core positions in the Party officially through the Conference, it still means the establishment of the succession system.” North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

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PREP ROUNDUP: Indians’ quick start enough against softball Bulldogs

first_img Rachel Hammersmith went 3 for 3 with a run and stolen base. Hannah Denman hit 1 for 3, Kaitlyn Boudreaux drove in a run and Callie Jourdan scored a run. She, Hammersmith and Boudreaux each stole a base.Hannah Goode was 2 for 3 to lead the Bulldogs (10-7-2, 1-1). Brittany Taylor, Lexi Eversole, Alyssa Collazo and Corley Pompa each had a hit as well.PNG will visit Port Arthur Memorial at noon Monday and Lumberton at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Nederland will take on Ozen and Vidor both on the road at noon Monday and Tuesday, respectively. BASEBALLNederland 9, LCM 2JASPER — Landon Hiltz went 2 for 3 with an RBI double and three-RBI triple, leading Nederland (7-4-1) to a rout of Little Cypress-Mauriceville in the tournament.Alan Underwood threw a complete game and struck out six for the win.On Thursday, Nederland beat Kirbyville 4-1 behind Conner Kemp’s seven strikeouts and Angel Castillo’s 2-for-4 batting (two RBI), and lost 6-2 to Jasper despite 3-for-4 batting by Hiltz and 2-for-3 by Castillo (with an RBI).•At the Lufkin tournament, PNG lost to Lufkin 4-3 and Bryan Rudder 2-1 but defeated Porter 4-3. TRACKTitans 4×200 time fastest in nationKATY — Memorial’s 4×100-meter and 4×200-meter boys relay teams raced to gold Thursday in the Katy Home of Champions Classic.The 4×100 team won with a time of 41.41 seconds and 4×200 team turned in 1 minute, 25.94 seconds. The 4×200 time is now the fastest in the country this season for a team that set the national record in last year’s 5A state meet.Tyvonne Allen earned bronze in the 800 meters and Xavier Hull was third as well in the long jump.In the 110-meter hurdles, Harold Mosley Jr. came in fifth and Javontae Hopkins was sixth.The Memorial girls team came in third in the Swedish Relay (100, 200, 300 and 400 meters). Staff reportPORT NECHES — Some rivalry games are just all-out pitching battles.Britni Hunt scattered seven Nederland hits Friday, but she struck out 11 and used a 2-0 Port Neches-Groves lead to her advantage en route to a 2-1 victory, improving the Indians to 3-0 in District 22-5A. The win overshadowed a 10-strikeout performance by Nederland’s Destiny Trahan.Defense behind and in front of Hunt helped the Indians (8-9-1) on this night as well. Catcher Hannah Grumbles caught one runner stealing, and the Indians did not commit any errors.Nederland, which was charged with two errors, tried unsuccessfully to stage a comeback in the seventh, only scoring a run.last_img read more

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Wish you were here?

first_imgWhat do celebrities Diana Rigg and Judith Chalmers have in common, aside from being two former glamour pusses of the small screen who are now, shall we say, advancing in years? Answer: they have both had the recent pleasure of being photographed with our favourite outspoken personal injury lawyer, Kerry Underwood, founder of employment and personal injury firm Underwoods in Hemel Hempstead. Underwood met Chalmers (above), who shocked the nation a few years ago by revealing that in 30 years of presenting Wish You Were Here she had never worn knickers, so as to avoid visible panty lines, at a recent star-studded dinner in aid of the Lady Taverners, a charity of which Chalmers is president emeritus. The TV presenter heckled Underwood for only having two ladies on the table he was hosting at the event, though from the look of things she quickly forgave him. His up close and personal encounter with The Avengers star Diana Rigg (note Underwood is once again sporting his favourite – or only? – multi-coloured bow tie) took place at a Royal British Legion function (below). No wonder Underwood is looking so pleased with himself.last_img read more

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Kranverleih Saller invests in Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1

first_imgKranverleih Saller now has a fleet of 19 mobile cranes with lifting capacities of between 30 and 400 tonnes.Johann Saller, managing partner of Kranverleih Saller stated: “One important criterion in deciding on Liebherr is the extraordinarily high quality of the products. Hand in hand with this is the consistently high market value of Liebherrcranes, which ensures good resale values.”Another point he makes is the excellent after-sales care, which provides for complete customer service, including fast spare parts deliveries within 24 hours and highly skilled repair services. “The contact people at Liebherr have years of experience and expert knowledge to draw on, and can be reached round the clock. Saller says that this is hugely important, because in the crane hire sector time really is money.”Kranverleih Saller will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Pictured from left to right: Wolfgang Sailer, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen with Johann Saller, Marco Wöcherl, Niko Saller and Johann Suttner, all from Kranverleih Saller.www.Liebherr.comwww.kranverleih-saller.delast_img read more

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Floyd Mayweather offers to pay for George Floyd’s funeral

first_img KEYWORDS Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services, and the family has accepted the offer.Mayweather personally has been in touch with the family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions. He will handle costs for the funeral on June 9 in Floyd’s hometown of Houston, as well as other expenses. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Floyd Mayweather, George Floyd RELATED PHOTOScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck while Floyd was handcuffed and saying that he couldn’t breathe. His death sparked protests in Minneapolis and around the country, some of which became violent.TMZ originally reported Mayweather’s offer, and said he will also pay for services in Minnesota and North Carolina.”He’ll probably get mad at me for saying that, but yes, he is definitely paying for the funeral,” Ellerbe told ESPN.com on Monday.Mayweather, who lives in Las Vegas, has not met the Floyd family.Mayweather, who retired undefeated after 50 fights, winning five division titles, also paid for the funeral of an opponent. Mayweather won his first world championship when he stopped Genaro Hernandez for the WBC super featherweight title in 1998. Hernandez died 13 years later of cancer, and Mayweather handled funeral expenses.Mayweather is considered one of the best boxers of his generation. Among the champion boxers he defeated before retiring in 2017, are Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez, Oscar de la Hoya and Miguel Cotto. People gather at a memorial for George Floyd that has been created at the place where he was taken into police custody and later died in Minneapolis on Monday. | REUTERSlast_img read more

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GenX, GenY, Baby Boomers and HR Predictions for 2013

first_imgGenY wants to run the world and there is nothing wrong with that. Baby Boomers and GenXers need to be willing to step up and mentor this group. For 2013, I boldly predict the generations will come together and get this right. Generational divides are big. I get it. When I was 23, I did not want to “pay my dues” and felt I was ready for a promotion after six months on the job. I was fortunate, though, to have a manager take me under his wing and teach me the business.  He drew a “40 year career” on a piece of paper in the form of a 10 inch line. He then showed my first two years on this line at the first half inch and the remaining 38 years as the rest of the 9.5’ line. (Yes, I just used some math.) While I had a lot of enthusiasm, there was still a lot I had to learn and there was plenty of time to learn it. He gave me opportunities to learn, fail, succeed and lead. I gave him the leadership and mentorship he needed. It’s a two-way street. I have read countless articles about the generational gaps and why each generation is wrong, but why are Baby Boomers and GenXers so reluctant to train and mentor GenY? And why is GenY resisting this gift of knowledge and leadership? As HR professionals, we must encourage ways to foster these relationships. This gives a sense of fulfillment for the Baby Boomers and GenXers and creates new opportunities and injects new responsibilities into a potentially stale job. The role of mentor isn’t for everyone. There may be some underlying fear of losing a job to lower compensated employee. Mentorship is important for every organization, though. There is a potential opportunity for companies to bring in new talent to train for the future while giving longer tenured employees a new responsibility. Without a great mentor program, how much information and knowledge could potentially be lost if not transitioned appropriately?  GenY could enter the workforce with a sense of encouragement, the gift of mentorship and the pride to uphold and enhance the legacy set before them.  Big companies are sitting on tons of cash and not hiring while staring at an aging workforce with no contingency plans. HR is screaming from the mountaintop about this issue. GenY wants to move up quickly, have flexibility and change the world? Fantastic! Let’s go. As strategic HR leaders, we talk about knowledge management, the aging workforce and the skills gap. As HR leaders, there has to be a fundamental shift in our thinking on this issue. We have to take action and harness all the energy within the generations. Try something bold. Try something different. Start mentoring a Millennial.last_img read more

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How to Hire Honest People

first_imgDr. Bruce Weinstein is on Twitter at @TheEthicsGuy.  A more in-depth version of this post appears on The Ethics Guy Blog. My father once bought a life insurance policy from an agent who was warm, friendly, and had impeccable credentials.He also embezzled thousands of dollars from my dad.It can be difficult to evaluate a job candidate’s honesty, but it’s crucial to try, and the following questions may help.Tell me about a time when you had to tell a direct report an unpleasant truth. Ross, a senior vice president, needed to tell Hazel, his direct report, that she wasn’t going to get the promotion she was expecting.“I was afraid she would quit,” Ross told me. “She has been with the company for seven years and has always done a good job. She was angry when I told her, but she appreciated that I had let her know what was going on,” Ross explained. “She knows she can trust me to be straight with her. That may be one of the reasons she still works here.”  And Ross eventually secured both a promotion and a raise for Hazel.Ross is one of the Good Ones, because his commitment to honesty ultimately benefitted his company and a valuable relationship with a direct report.Have you ever cheated, and if so, what did you learn from it?From time to time I interview high school students who are applying to the college I attended, Swarthmore. A few years ago, I mentioned to Rob, the young man I was interviewing, that I’d written a book called Is It Still Cheating If I Don’t Get Caught? I told him how dismayed I was by the stories of cheating in high schools and colleges and asked him point-blank if he had ever misrepresented himself.“Yes,” he said. “My friends and I have done it more than once. School is so competitive now you have to cheat to get good grades.”Rob got a “Do not admit” recommendation from me on the college evaluation form.There are two downsides to asking a job candidate a direct question about dishonesty. First, it immediately strikes fear in the candidate’s heart, even if the candidate is an honest person. I don’t like the idea of making people squirm. The second downside is that the question seems to present a no-win situation. The candidate may reason that if the she admits to having cheated, she won’t get the job, but if she lies, she’ll be caught in a fib.But the savvy interviewer will not reject candidates simply because they have admitted to cheating. What bothered me about Rob wasn’t so much his academic dishonesty but the fact that he exhibited no remorse for having cheated and even attempted to justify it.The honest person has a strong emotional commitment to the truth, and HR managers who evaluate for character as well as competence serve their employers—and themselves–well.last_img read more

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Breaking News in the Industry: July 15, 2016

first_imgShoplifting Arrest Leads to Major Drug BustThree people have been charged in one of the biggest meth busts in Burke County, North Carolina history. Garry Dean Sanders, Sue Ann Chambers and Billy Clay Everhart all were charged with trafficking methamphetamine after officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety found 77 grams of the drug following a call about shoplifting.Capt. Jason Whisnant with MDPS said the haul was worth thousands of dollars on the street and was one of the largest drug busts ever in the area. “I’ve never seen that much meth in one place,” he said. MDPS was called to Wal-Mart on Monday evening when loss prevention told dispatch that suspected shoplifters were leaving the Morganton Heights Shopping Center in a white Kia Soul. Officer J. Walker saw the vehicle leaving the shopping center and conducted a traffic stop to investigate the reported thievery, according to a press release from MDPS The driver, Sanders, 30, initially gave a false name and ID to Walker, but with the use of in-car technology, his true identity was discovered, the release said. When asked about the stolen items, Chambers, 38, said she “gave it all back.” [Source: The News Herald]Embezzlement Continues to Be a Concern for US BusinessesWhite collar crime and embezzlement are key concerns for American businesses, according to a Hiscox study. Those U.S. organizations with up to 500 employees saw a median loss of $341,710 a year from employee theft, the study said. Moreover, small businesses had higher instances of embezzlement overall. Over 80 percent of thefts occurred at companies with fewer than 150 employees, and just under half had fewer than 25 employees, the study reveals. Doug Karpp, senior vice president, Crime & Fidelity Product head at Hiscox, told InsideCounsel that law firms fall under the professional services category in the study. “These firms had the highest median losses this year of $615,101 and made up about 5 percent of the total number of embezzlements in the study,” Karpp said. “The study is helpful in making business owners and managers aware of the likelihood of having an embezzlement at their company. Law firms are not immune.”  [Source: Inside Council]- Sponsor –  Multiple Organized Theft Arrests in TexasMultiple arrests have been made this week of individuals charged with organized retail theft. At least four people had been taken into custody between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.Angela Lajoi Housewright, 43; Dwight Daniel Housewright, 38; Brandia Dawnsha Riley, 21; and Chandra Marvon Wilder, 20; were each charged with one count of engaging in organized criminal activity and organized retail theft. None were listed in custody at the Hunt County Detention Center as of Wednesday evening. As of Wednesday, it was unknown whether the arrests were related to one another or whether they were connected to a reported investigation by the Greenville Police Department at the local Marshalls store. Police Chief Daniel J. Busken said Tuesday that 18 indictments had been issued in the case, with the department wanting to speak with more than 20 others. [Source: Herald Banner]  LP Worldwide: European Customers Call for Biometric PaymentsEuropean consumers are ready to make payments using biometric authentication, with half of consumers believing payments will be faster and easier. Over two-thirds of European consumers are calling for biometrics, with 75% wanting two-factor authentication to secure their payments. Two-factor authentication is the combination of “something you have” – a card or a mobile device –with “something you are” – a biometric, PIN or password.Research from Visa stated fingerprint recognition is the most popular form of biometrics, with 81% of consumers believing it is the most secure, followed by iris scanning (76%).   The study of over 14,000 European consumers, concluded the advance of mobile payments has caused fingerprint recognition to fall in favour because of its ease of use and security. Meanwhile the trust in voice or facial recognition across Europe is much lower, with only 12% and 15% respectively wanting to use these biometrics to secure payments while shopping.  [Source: Essential Retail] NYPD Issues “Pokémon Go” Safety TipsWe can’t seem to help ourselves. We’ve turned into Pokémon Go monsters, playing in some of the most inappropriate places and showing little regard for our surroundings. It’s bad enough that the NYPD had to issue safety tips, because common sense has clearly left us. Every time you start it, the app warns you to stay aware of your surroundings. But, I have to think that some players take that to mean stay aware of your virtual surroundings as you hunt for Charmander and company.The NYPD official Pokémon Go Safety Tips were issued as a result of Police Commissioner Bratton being peppered with questions about Pokémon-related crimes. The list kicks off with this admonition: “Around the country the Pokémon Go craze has seen reports of accidents, injuries and even crimes where suspects have set-up fake ‘Pokéstops.’” It goes on to advise people to be alert and aware of their surroundings. The agency recommends you play in pairs, but not to play while on a bike, skateboard or other vehicle you’re operating. In the I-can’t-believe-they-had-to-say-this category, the NYPD says do not trespass on private property. (Let’s just hope the cops follow their own rules; it seems even they can’t resist the game).  [Source: Yahoo Tech] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Cabinet Approves Additional $111M to Continue Dengue Eradication

first_imgHealth Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says Cabinet has approved an additional $111 million to continue the Ministry’s dengue eradication programme across the island. Speaking to journalists in Black River, St. Elizabeth, on Friday (Nov. 9), following a tour of health institutions in the parish, Dr. Ferguson informed that Cabinet has taken a decision to approve the sum which will be spent “between now and the 31st of January (2013)”, to “ramp up” the response mechanism to the dengue outbreak. “The focus of that sum will be on destruction of breeding sites, fogging, and public education. I beg of residents and the people of Jamaica, to play your role in fighting this outbreak. It requires of you to ensure that around your households, backyards-where we have tyres, containers and other things that could contain water, that we give special attention to that,” the Minister said. He pointed out that Ministry officials have placed much effort and focus on areas along the island’s South Coast, to deal with any eventualities which could arise consequent on the spread of mosquito-borne diseases from persons travelling from the Americas. He urged persons who suspect that they have contracted dengue, to refrain from using certain types of medication. “Stay away from some specific types of anti- inflammatory medication that could worsen their situations. Stay more on paracetamol,” the Minister advised. Speaking at last week’s Jamaica House media briefing, Director of Emergency Disaster Management and Special Services in the Ministry, Dr. Marion Bullock Ducasse reported a reduction in new cases of dengue. “We have looked at our cases and up to the week ending October 27, we are reporting 2,448 clinically suspected dengue cases of which 404 were laboratory confirmed. We are watching these figures very closely, because for that week…we only had reports of 250 new clinically suspected cases. The week prior to that, it was at 488,” she informed.last_img read more

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