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first_imgSunday 7 December 2014 11:41 pm More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com Ollie Gordon Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Two-thirds of firms unprepared for employee supply shortage Tags: NULLcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars MoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus Eliminator THE MAJORITY of UK employers are not equipped with a plan for hiring white-collar staff in talent-short markets, despite the increasingly competitive hiring landscape.In a report seen by City A.M., specialist recruiter Robert Walters has polled over 200 employers on their strategies for hiring professionals in a low-supply market. Of the respondents, 72 per cent cited “talent shortages” as the biggest recruitment challenge they face. Yet, 27 per cent of respondents admitted to not having formulated a plan for hiring in a talent-short market, with another 36 per cent saying they had no intention of doing so.Robert Walters director Peter Milne said: “Thanks to an improving economic climate, the ‘dash for talent’ is creating a real headache for employers. In some areas, there is a perception that there are simply not enough qualified candidates to go round.” whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgSimilarly, Delta Cargo VP Shawn Cole – who has just got through his first 90 days in cargo, having moved over from the passenger side – said the carrier listened to both passenger and cargo customers.He added: “One of the things pivoting Delta Air Lines is the importance of cargo and our cargo customers.”Despite its 800-strong aircraft fleet, the US carrier has gone almost a decade without freighters, having scrapped them following the merger with North West Airlines  in 2008.“We had a customer event recently and the need for freighters never came up,” said Mr Cole. “Our plan is to be receptive to innovation – the proof is in the success of the new pharma facility here at Heathrow.”Opened just a few weeks ago, the Pharma Zone is the latest product of the carrier partnership that began in 2012 after Delta acquired a 49% stake in Virgin.Mr Kennedy said that, from a cargo perspective, the initial focus had been on getting the right framework for the JV, which essentially amounted to having one warehouse at each location.“We are continuing to coordinate this around the US and UK, and are looking to iron out the remaining creases to offer something seamless,” he continued.“As we look to longer-term strategy, our ambition involves further product alignment and the ability to cross-sell.Mr Cole described the partnership as “50:50”, which cascades down the team and is visible on the passenger side too : “We are seeing how we can improve and learn from one another.”He also said both Virgin and new partner Air France-KLM – which came on board after acquiring a 31% stake in Virgin – has a seat at Delta’s Cargo Control Centre.Mr Kennedy added: “From our perspective this is a ground-breaking partnership, and we all believe in the strategy. What we are doing would translate into other partnerships if they came along.” By Alexander Whiteman 30/10/2017 Cargo is playing a pivotal role in the route planning and network expansion of joint-venture partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic.Virgin Atlantic Cargo MD Dominic Kennedy told The Loadstar cargo played a “fundamental” role in any developments.“We reflect on our aircraft as mini freighters, with the A340-600 – with an average payload of 16 tonnes – presently in service and the A340-1000 coming online shortly,” he said.“So we definitely have a consistency of lift that can be compared with full freighters – customers want quality of service.”last_img read more

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first_img Consumer lockdowns and recession in Europe and the US have obliged some carriers to withdraw more capacity on the transatlantic trade.2M Alliance partners Maersk and MSC have advised customers they will extend the blanking programme of their TA4/NEUATL4 loop to the middle of June.Maersk said: “We are balancing our network to match reduced demand.”The carrier added that the service was, “expected to resume, subject to improved market demand”.The transatlantic loop, also referred to as EUNA4 by Maersk subsidiary Hamburg Süd, links Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Liverpool with the US east coast US ports of New York, Charleston, Savannah and Everglades.Alphaliner said the transatlantic tradelane was “still suffering”, in contrast to the larger Asia-Europe and transpacific routes, where carriers have actually ‘unblanked’ some sailings due to a pick-up in demand. For example, THE Alliance had reinstated four Asia-Med sailings and was also reacting to increased demand on the transpacific.Meanwhile, the 2M’s competitors have also upped their blanking programmes on the transatlantic.Alphaliner reported that THE Alliance is to void two more sailings on its North Europe to US Gulf AL4 service, and Hapag-Lloyd will reduce the frequency of its Med-US Gulf MGX service from weekly to fortnightly next month.According to eeSea data, transatlantic carriers have blanked 24 or 12% of the scheduled 199 sailings this month, but only 4%, or seven of the 184 advertised loaders for June, which suggests there could be more blankings to come.Unlike the Asia-Europe and transpacific routes, which are dominated by the three alliances, the vessel-sharing groupings serving the transatlantic account for around half of the capacity.Given the looming deep recessions on both sides of the Atlantic, and with around 40m Americans filing for unemployment in the past eight weeks, all the transatlantic carriers can expect a significant downturn in bookings.Shocking statistics released by the US Census Bureau this week covering April retail sales suggest an estimated 59% plunge in sales at furniture and home furnishing stores, a 61% nosedive for electronics and appliance stores and a 79% collapse for sales at clothing stores.The transatlantic is known in the industry as the most robust of the east-west tradelanes and, because of considerably less supply and demand volatility, freight rates have held up over the years. However, according to today’s Freightos Baltic Index, the price of a 40ft from North Europe to North America east coast is down 7% year on year at $1,823. By Mike Wackett 20/05/2020last_img read more

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first_img Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 17th August 2018 Previous articleCamross edge out Ballypickas in tight battle to book intermediate semi-final placeNext articlePreviewing all of Friday’s championship action as hurling enters Round 3 LaoisToday Reporter Community WhatsApp Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: Mulhall’s Restaurant looking to fill two key roles JobsSponsored Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Facebook Twitter WhatsApp TAGSMulhall’s Restaurant Mulhalls Restaurant in Portlaoise are recruiting for the folllowing vacancies.Positions Available– Baker– Front of House StaffThe above are full-time positions and three years experience is essential. To applySend CV to [email protected] or phone on 087 2250992 between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday.ie Community Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR JOB VACANCY: Mulhall’s Restaurant looking to fill two key roles Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitterlast_img read more

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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Deaths in Laois – Thursday, August 1, 2019 Previous articleRemember the Game: Portlaoise deny Castletown six-in-a-row in 2004Next articleJoe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 171 Renault Kadjar from €68 per week Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Twitter Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Thursday, August 1, 2019 Deaths Facebook TAGSDeaths in Laois GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Pinterest By Siun Lennon – 1st August 2019 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Shane BrophyDoonane Road, Crettyard, Laois15 Cois Na Habhainn, Green Mill Lane Portlaoise. Shane will be sadly missed by his loving “Ma” Elaine, brother Scott and sister Layla, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends.Reposing at 15 Cois Na Habhainn, Green Mill Lane Portlaoise on Tuesday 30th July. Reposing at New House Doonane on Wednesday 31st July and on Thursday the 1st August. (Eir Code R93 E4 E6)REMOVAL ON FRIDAY AT 1.30 TO ST. ABBANS CHURCH DOONANE ARRIVING FOR MASS AT 2 P.M. WITH BURIAL THEREAFTER IN ADJOINING CEMETERYMay Shane rest in peace with the Angels.HOUSE STRICTLY PRIVATE ON FRIDAY MORNINGMary (Enid) MeredithDaytona Parnell Street, Mountmellick, LaoisEnid Meredith (nee Thompson) “Daytona” Parnell Street, Mountmellick, Co. Laois, 30th July 2019, peacefully in her 97th year, in the tender care of Valerie, Matt and the staff of Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington. Beloved wife of the late Tommy, dearly loved mum of Rosemary (Colton), Carol (Forrestal), Patricia (Orr), Florence (Moody), Irene (Higgins) and Yvonne (Beattie). Enid will be sadly missed and forever loved by her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family, relatives and friends.Reposing at Florence and Billy’s home in Irishtown, Mountmellick (R32 CV 66) on Wednesday, 31st July 2019, with removal to St Paul’s Church, Mountmellick, Co. Laois, arriving at 7.30pm. Funeral service on Thursday, August 1st, at 2.30pm in St Paul’s Church, with burial afterwards in the adjoining church yard.“Safe in the arms of Jesus”Joe ButlerSandyford, Dublin/LaoisBUTLER, Joe (Late of Sandyford and Co. Laois and Decorated Member of the Armed Forces 1952 -1982) – July 28th, 2019 (Peacefully) surrounded by his loving family in the wonderful care of the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice Harold’s Cross. Beloved husband of Marie (Theresa); very sadly missed by his loving daughter Mary, sons Robert and Noel, son-in-law Rory, daughter-in-law Alison, grandchildren Joseph, Siobhán, Gearóid, and great-grandchild Jackson, extended family, relatives and friends.May he Rest in Peace.Reposing at Peter Massey Funeral Home, Balally on tomorrow (Tuesday) from 4pm until 6pm. Removal on Wednesday July 31st to the Victorian Chapel, Mount Jerome for 3.30pm Funeral Service. Family Flowers Only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Irish Cancer Society. A donations box will be at the back of the Church. All enquiries to Massey Bros. Newtown Park, Blackrock Tel: (01) 280 4454.Peter Crowley14 New Mill Court, Canal Road, Portarlington, Laois / Naas, KildareFormerly Punchestown, Naas, County Kildare. Peacefully at the Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Deeply regretted by his loving partner Catherine, extended family and friends.Rest In Peace.Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Tuesday from 5pm with Removal at 6:20pm arriving St John’s Church, Killenard at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.William FieldPortlaoise, Laois/Mayfield, CorkField, William (Billy Boy), Portlaoise and formerly Mayfield, Cork. July 27th Peacefully at his home. Deeply regretted by his loving son John, grandchildren and extended family and friends.Rest in Peace. Funeral Service will take place at Newlands Cross Crematorium at 12.20pm on this Thursday. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Associaton for the Blind.Richard (Dickie) Jackson“The Bungalow”, Mountrath, LaoisRichard (Dickie) Jackson, “The Bungalow”, Kilbricken, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died 29th July 2019, at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portloise, surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Velma, children Clive, Pamela and David, sister Olive, brother Frank, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home, Mountrath, this Tuesday evening from 7pm, with Evening Prayers at 8.30pm. Funeral Prayers on Wednesday at 2.30pm, followed by Removal to St. Peter’s Church, Mountrath, arriving for Funeral Service at 3pm, followed by Burial in the adjoining Churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Laois Hospice (donation box in the Funeral Home and Church)Andy MurphyClonaheen, Rosenallis, Laois/Portlaoise, LaoisAndy Murphy Clonaheen, Rosenallis, Co. Laois and formerly Glenfield, Timahoe Rd., Portlaoise. Died July 29th 2019. Deeply regretted by his nephews Kieran, Seamus and Michael, nieces Catherine and Noreen, friends and his many kind neighbours especially Mrs Gertie Gorman and her family.Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick on Tuesday from 6pm Recital of The Rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Wednesday morning from 9.30am untill Removal at 10.30am to St. Brigid’s Church, Rosenallis arriving for Requiem Mass 11am. Burial after in St. Brigid’s Cemetery.Ann Christine MeagherCarrigaline, Cork/LaoisMeagher (Carrigaline and late of St. Luke’s Nursing Home) On July 27th 2019, peacefully, surrounded by her family at The Mater Private, Cork, Ann Christine, beloved sister of Olga and the late Linda. Loving Aunt to Jackie, Ted, Stephane, Jane, Michael, Ann and David. Sadly missed by her loving family, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family, friends and her former colleagues at Ashton School.At rest. Reception in to St. Mary’s Church of Ireland Church Road, Carrigaline, on Tuesday 30th July at 7.30pm. Funeral service on Wednesday 31st July at 12.30pm followed by cremation at The Island Crematorium. Family flowers only please.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Facebook GAA GAA last_img read more

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first_img Twitter High praise for three of Laois football’s greatest servants Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Home Sport GAA High praise for three of Laois football’s greatest servants SportGAAGaelic Football Billy Sheehan, Noel Garvan and Aidan Fennelly There was high praise from Laois’s current longest serving footballer for three of his former teammates in this week’s Talking Sport Podcast.Aidan Fennnelly, Noel Garvan and Billy Sheehan all drew glowing comments from forward Ross Munnelly during the 7-aside challenge.Ross’ teammate Evan O’Carroll was having to choose his 7-aside team based on players that Munnelly has played with in his inter-county career that began in 2003.In his full back line, Evan had to choose between Joe Higgins, Cahir Healy and Aidan Fennelly. O’Carroll chose the former but Munnelly paid a glowing tribute to Fennelly.The Portlaoise man made is debut for Laois in 2000 and was ever-present until 2009 when injury cut his Laois and Portlaoise careers short.Ross said: “Aidan Fennelly totally zoned in on who he was marking. He didn’t have to touch the ball in a game as long as he held you quiet.“From the Thursday before a game, he would go into this zone where he would barely say a word. When he took to the field, he would never let his man out of his sight and he was ruthless.“With most corner backs that were doing a man marking job, you might get that bit of space when their team is going forward. But not with him.“He was a guy that brought the best out of me in training and was my most difficult opponent at club level.”At midfield, Evan had to pick between Brendan Quigley, Padraig Clancy and Noel Garvan. He went for the Timahoe man while Munnelly picked out Garvan for special praise.He played for Laois from 1998 to 2007 and was nominated for an All Star in 2005.Ross said: “The two Timahoe twin towers were phenomenal players and teammates but for me personally I would have to go with Garvan.“I think he is our most underrated midfield player ever. In the successful years we had under Micko, Garvan would be taking the ball from under the crossbar and then the next minute he would be making the pass to set up a score.“I had a great relationship with him. If I was having a quiet spell in a game, Garvan would say ‘come around me for the next one’ and he’d just give me a handpass.“If a man marker was giving you a hard time, Garvan would have the awareness to slip you a handpass to light up my game. Just a brilliant guy.“So unassuming but he was the glue behind a lot of those types of moves and I probably benefited the most from his passing and I’ll always be grateful for how he helped me.”When it came to the half forward line, Ross had to choose between three players that Evan had played with – Niall Donoher, Conor Boyle and Billy Sheehan.While Munnelly described Donoher and Boyle as two of the best left-footed players he has played with, he went with Sheehan.He played 41 times for Laois over 11 seasons, breaking onto the team in 2005 after he transferred from his native Kerry to play with Emo.Ross said: “I’m going to go with Billy Sheehan for this, simply because he was the best teammate that I’ve had spanning through so many teams.“He left Kerry when he was on the periphery of the Kerry squad. Nobody knows if he would have eventually nailed himself down as a regular for Kerry.“But when he felt it wasn’t happening for him, he took a brave decision and left Kerry to travel to Laois and embed himself in out squad.“He sacrificed a lot to gain a lot. I hope he won’t mind me saying this but he spoke about this at his dad’s funeral recently. He said that the opportunity to play for Laois meant that he left an awful lot behind at home in Tralee.“If you were looking for the mentally tough guy in a dressing room no matter how bad things are going, or if you were looking for somebody to do something in a game to break the momentum of another team (it was Billy).“Or if somebody was engaging in verbals with some of our younger players, the first one over to them in that scenario to protect them would always be Billy Sheehan.“My memories of playing with Billy in the Micko era were that Billy gave me so many final passes because we just practiced that religiously.“A bit like Garvan, he would bring me into games when I was quiet. And while people would look at big scores in games that I got, really it was Billy Sheehan’s assists and how he helped me through games.“His ability to mix it up and to be a phenomenal leader around the dressing room is unique in a lot of respects.”You can listen to the episode in full here and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify as well as listen on Soundcloud and Podbean. Electric Picnic Facebook News WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival By LaoisToday Reporter – 24th May 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSAidan FennellyBilly SheehanEvan O’CarrollNoel GarvanRoss MunnellyTalking Sport SEE ALSO –  Ross Munnelly on the secrets to playing football at the highest level for 18 seasons Electric Picnic Previous articleNew faces, departures and a crazy count – reflections on the 2019 Local Elections  Next articleLarge sum of cash, computer hardware and other items seized following Garda searches in Laois village LaoisToday Reporter last_img read more

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first_img News News By Daily NK – 2006.10.19 4:58pm News SHARE AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest center_img S.K. Cement to Repair Tunnels near the Nuclear Test Site [imText1]An inside source in North Korea told the Daily NK that operation of the railroads near Kilju area, where the U.S. and South Korean authorities suspected the nuclear test was conducted, was stopped due to fractures on the tunnels after the test. And it is also informed that the cement sent by South Korea as part of the economic aid package was used to repair the cracked tunnels, indirectly contributing the nuclear test. The source told the Daily NK in a telephone interview on Wednesday that “The railroad from Kilju to Baekam stopped carrying trains. And repair operation in the tunnels on the line started.” He said the train operation was interrupted because of fractures inside the tunnels, created after the nuclear test. North Korean railroad tunnels are constructed strongly enough to sustain shocks from trains moving through and earthquakes. Also tunnels are designed to provide shelters for trains in case of emergency. According to the source, currently there are many tunnels in the Kilju area under repair and the cement aided by South Korea for reconstruction of flood damage is being used to repair the tunnels. Kilju is located in the southernmost part of North Hamkyung Province. In the north, it borders with Ryangkang Province along the Mt. Mantap, which is indicated to be the site of the nuclear test this month. Also, Kilju is a transportation center at which railroads and highways cross; railroads include Pyong-Ra line from Pyongyang to Rajin, the northernmost port city in NK, and the Youth Baekdu line from Kilju to Hyesan. Near the Kilju station, there are many tunnels. In each railroad tunnel, KPA Railroad Guard is on sentry 24/7, and strangers are forbidden to enter into tunnels. The Railroad Guard is part of KPA organization and under authority of the National Security Agency, because Kim Jong-Il habitually rides train when inspecting the provinces. Facebook Twitter North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again NewsEconomylast_img read more

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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea Struggling to Move Forward By Daily NK – 2011.09.06 2:56pm AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Analysis & Opinion SHARE This year, National Defense Commission chairman Kim Jong Il has visited China, twice, and Russia for a summit with Russian President Dimitry Medvedev, too. Kim has poured his efforts into strengthening economic cooperation with the former and promoting viable economic exchanges with the latter, all of which has given us at least a glimpse of the desire for economic improvement. Some see Kim’s actions as a sign that the North Korean regime’s systemic crisis has eased somewhat. There is an argument that comes from this which states that claims of a regime crisis and the need for preliminary preparations for unification made by the Lee Myung Bak’s administration should be put on hold for a moment. The instability of the North Korean regime is connected to Kim’s health issues, and links to the rapid emergence of a successor and the Lee administration’s principled approach toward North Korea, too. Since Lee took office, inter-Korean relations have been in a crisis, with North Korea conducting frequent provocations and rejecting denuclearization, and food insecurity worsening with the suspension of inter-Korean economic cooperation. Over the past few years, North Korea has also rushed headlong toward the succession of Kim Jong Eun, the third son of Kim Jong Il; this shows that the deteriorating state of Kim’s health can cause great political instability in the North Korean system and raise the possibility of change in the regime structure.In a dictatorial regime, the rapid emergence of a successor can be interpreted as evidence of a regime crisis; similarly, once Kim’s health became problematic, the succession of Kim Jong Eun progressed in an embarrassingly urgent way. First, he was given the rank of four-star general just before the Party Delegates’ Conference held in September, 2010. And then, at the Party Delegates’ Conference, he was appointed vice-chairman of the Party Central Military Committee, a position made especially for him, and political appointments for his close allies followed.The current degraded economic situation in North Korea can be seen through the inability to realize developments in light industrial production and mineral extraction. As far as food is concerned, North Korea continues to request food aid from whomever it can.Besides this, repeated provocations against South Korea also show that North Korea is in crisis. The nuclear issue which is primarily responsible for isolating North Korea is not likely to be solved while the Six-Party Talks are suspended. Strained inter-Korean relations due to South Korea’s demands for denuclearization led to the Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island attacks.North Korea’s provocations have backfired in various ways. North Korea intended to change the Lee administration’s policies toward North Korea by inspiring ”repulsion at the Korean Peninsula dispute.” But North Korea only managed to confirm the fact that provocations aimed at South Korea won’t help them any more. North Korea’s pursuit of internal and external policies like this has resulted in the intensified isolation of the country, and seems economically connected to the deterioration of production structures and ongoing food problems. Kim Jong Il’s regime doesn’t seem to have any good ideas about how to reverse the economic decline.North Korea constantly demanded talks with South Korea in the first half of 2011 so as to improve this negative situation. But progress hasn’t been made because the North has failed to meet the Lee administration’s demands for denuclearization and an apology for past provocations. So, finally, North Korea seems to be returning to traditional allies China and Russia. North Korea’s choice can be understood as a necessary step in resuming the Six-Party Talks in cooperation with China and Russia. Thereafter, North Korea’s wants to improve strained relations with the U.S., and to ease the international community’s pressure and sanctions. Considering North Korea’s situation in the second half of 2011, it seems not to be a position from which to resolve the difficulties they still face, however. They are changing their external policy, away from a firm stance and towards a softer tone as a way to overcome difficulties. North Korea seemingly intends to stay positive on the restarting of the Six-Party Talks and thus render the U.S. and even Japan unable to reject their attitude. Therefore, what the South Korean government should consider going forward is to recognize North Korea’s attempt to get out of the difficulties they’ve faced in the past. As the replacement of the minister in charge coincides with North Korea’s change in attitude, they need to recognize that the next step requires more flexible policies toward North Korea. Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? center_img Analysis & Opinion Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Analysis & Opinion Facebook Twitter Analysis & Opinion Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

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Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Australia’s Macquarie Group said Wednesday that Sandy Edmonstone will join as an executive director and deputy head of global oil and gas for Macquarie Capital. He will be based in Calgary office of Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. Macquarie says the newly created role underscores the firm’s commitment to the energy sector and builds on its client coverage and expertise. Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. Prior to joining Macquarie, Edmonstone was head of global energy and a managing director at National Bank Financial, where he was actively involved with client coverage and new business origination, and oversaw the management and strategic direction of its Global Energy Group. From 2002 to 2008, he was a managing director at GMP Capital, where he worked on a wide range of mergers and acquisitions advisory, and equity and debt capital markets transactions in the energy sector. Edmonstone brings substantial experience to Macquarie. He has been involved in a number of significant transactions in the oil and gas industry throughout his career. As deputy head of global oil and gas, he will work closely with Dan Cristall, head of global oil and gas, and the firm’s global energy team to provide experienced advice to key energy-sector clients and develop new business, both in Canada and globally. “The energy sector remains a key area of focus for Macquarie. Sandy’s appointment brings an additional global dimension to our bench strength, which includes David Vetters, head of Canadian oil and gas, and a presence in major energy hubs around the world,” says Cristall. Edmonstone is a CFA and holds a B.Comm degree from University of Saskatchewan. He has held the Brendan Wood “Top Gun” banker designation since 2007. He serves as a Board Trustee of the Calgary Health Trust. IE Staff Related news TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning PenderFund names new SVP for investments CETFA elects new board leader Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

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first_imgCommunity consultation opens to expand use of body worn cameras The ACT Government is calling for the community to have their say on legislative changes being considered by the government, which will allow ACT Policing to use body worn cameras in more situations.“Currently, police officers use body worn cameras in public and in some private spaces with consent, which also automatically start recording when an officer draws a Taser or firearm,” Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury said.“Under the proposed changes, police would be able to use the cameras on private property without consent, as long as the use of the camera is overt and in the course of policing duties.“Expanding the use of body worn cameras will help to provide an accurate record of events, which can improve the quality of evidence presented in court and ultimately lead to better justice outcomes for victims of crime.“It can also assist in reviewing incidents involving use of force by police. The proposed expansion would ensure that the benefits of body worn cameras can be extended to a wider range of situations where police interact with members of the community.“If any legislative change is made, there will be clear guidance around when and how police should use body worn cameras.“It is important that we hear what the community and other stakeholders feel about expanding the use of body worn cameras, so I encourage the community to consider the proposed change and come forward with comments.”A recent YourSay Community Panel process, which attracted 1,617 responses, found that 63% of respondents supported police use of BWCs in private premises without the consent of the lawful occupier.Respondent comments also raised the issues of accountability, privacy and access to footage.The proposed changes are currently open to public feedback until COB Friday 14 May 2021. To assist the public in considering the issue, an information paper has been prepared, which can be accessed via www.justice.act.gov.au. /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:Act, ACT Government, Australia, camera, community, court, crime, Firearm, Force, Government, justice, outcomes, police, property, qualitylast_img read more

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