MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin basketball team had one tough night.The No. 5 Badgers returned to Madison on Wednesday after getting stuck in Pittsburgh following a 59-53 loss on Tuesday night at Maryland. The plane flying the team home had to make an emergency landing because of an engine malfunction.The team posted on Twitter that everyone was safe. The Badgers stayed at three hotels in Pittsburgh.Players studied Wednesday morning before leaving for Wisconsin in the early afternoon.“Well 16 hours later and we have finally made it safely back to Madison,” forward Duje Dukan said on Twitter.The loss to the 14th-ranked Terrapins snapped a 10-game winning streak for the Badgers (25-3, 13-2). They will return to action Sunday in the home finale against Michigan State.
- In Pictures: Hurling skills on show at Mountrath Cul Camps
TAGSMountrath GAA Twitter Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Brought to you in association with All Books and News Portlaoise Mountrath GAA Club welcomed over a hundred young hurling and camogie players to their GAA for the Camross Cúl Camps this week.Enthusiastic young hurlers and camogsIntercounty coaches were there to show all the tricks of the trade and to play a game or two with the enthusiastic youngsters from Mountrath and the surrounding areas.We halted their porgress just a small bit as we asked them for their photos yesterday but let them get back to learning from the best after a few action shots were taken.This marks our fifth week of covering Cúl Camps. They are taking a week’s break next week but will be back from Monday August, 12 until the end of the month.If you spot any of your young sports fans let us know! Community By LaoisToday Reporter – 4th August 2018 WhatsApp WhatsApp Community Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding SEE ALSO – A decision on the new Laois hurling manager to made shortly Twitter Previous articleBorris-Kilcotton and Ballinakill fancied in Saturday’s hurling championship actionNext articleFr Paddy: Pope Francis – a man of his word LaoisToday Reporter In Pictures: Hurling skills on show at Mountrath Cul Camps Home GAA Cul Camps In Pictures: Hurling skills on show at Mountrath Cul Camps GAACul CampsSport Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’
- Rodong Weighs In; Is North Korea Set to Reform?
Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion By Kim Yong Hun – 2010.09.04 9:10pm Following Kim Jong Il’s own positive evaluation of Chinese economic reforms made in a recent meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao, Rodong Shinmun has released an editorial also praising Chinese development. Experts say that this is the first case of the North Korean leadership publicly supporting Chinese economic reforms in such a positive way. The editorial, entitled “Groundbreaking Event Bringing a New Milestone in the History of the North Korea-China Friendship”, asserts, “Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China led by the Secretary General, Comrade Hu Jintao, the Chinese people have been struggling powerfully for the construction of a socialist society with Chinese characteristics under the banner of Deng Xiaoping’s Theory, the three representative theories and scientific development.”Some are even saying that with Kim Jong Il’s sudden second visit to China in only three months and now this unprecedented praise in Rodong Shinmun, Kim Jong Il must have made the momentous decision to reform North Korea in the near future. However, an official with the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) foresaw something less impressive, saying, “Kim’s visiting the northeast rather than Beijing was also for economic purposes. Since he has had intensive discussions with the Chinese leadership, he may adopt policies which encourage foreign investment in North Korea, claiming reform and opening.” In 2001, Kim Jong Il also expressed his envy at the achievements of Chinese reform and opening during a visit to Shanghai, and thereafter many predicted that the Kim regime was going to change direction; however, the regime only carried out one major practical reform. That was the July 1st Economic Management Reform Measure of 2002, but it retained fundamental, structural economic shortcomings and ended in failure. Upon the latest predictions of impending reform, experts point out that it is unlikely that Kim Jong Il would follow such a path because of the nature of the North’s system. There are natural limits because in the North Korean system, the regime, whose core survival mechanism is isolation from the outside world, and reform and opening cannot exist simultaneously. Reform and opening naturally causes circulation of information about the world, and in North Korea’s case it would obviously expose the propaganda and lies endemic in the Kim Jong Il system. Therefore, previous attempts to develop Shinuiju and Rajin-Sunbong into free economic zones failed, as the areas could not overcome the system’s inherent limitations. Hwang Jang Yop, President of the Committee for the Democratization of North Korea is always pointing out that although Kim Jong Il has learned about Chinese reform and opening, he is not able to go that way. Kim Jong Il will never do that, Hwang asserts, since outside information will flow into his world and threaten him if he does.A researcher with the Sejong Institute, Oh Gyeung Seob agrees, stating categorically to The Daily NK, “Kim Jong Il’s comment is a merely diplomatic rhetoric; not particularly significant.” While some experts say there is a possibility that Kim Jong Il may unleash a “surprise show,” such as establishing a new special economic zone, they also generally agree that overall reform and opening is highly improbable in the North. Cho Myeong Cheol, a researcher with the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, explained, “The Kim Jong Il regime prefers special economic zone because within those zones they can block foreign information. Since they cannot block the circulation and inflow of foreign information in full-blooded reform, it is not feasible. However, a surprise show may be possible such as the construction of a new special economic zone.” He emphasized, “Even when Kim Jong Il tries to build up new special zones, there is no environment into which capital can be invested, so the rate of success is quite low.” Oh added, “Kim Jong Il may be offering an affirmative gesture to the development of the three northeast provinces of China in the light of economic interests. However, Kim has a strong repulsion to reform and opening, so no body knows whether or not it will succeed.” Rodong Weighs In; Is North Korea Set to Reform? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kim Yong Hun Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion SHARE Facebook Twitter Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”