Rumors of impending visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to North…

first_img SHARE News NewsEconomy Facebook Twitter Rumors of impending visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to North Korea North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) View of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge. Image; Daily NKThe Chinese authorities have instituted tough measures to crackdown on smuggling in Dandong, Liaoning Province, in what may be signs of preparations for an upcoming visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to North Korea.“The number and severity of crackdowns on smugglers by the Chinese authorities have increased over the past several weeks, and ID checks are much more frequent,” said a Daily NK source in China on August 10. “In the past, the Chinese authorities generally turned a blind eye to smuggling, but recently they have been cracking down unconditionally on such activities.” The source further said that such crackdowns are generally associated with visits across the border by high-level officials from either China or North Korea. “Some people in Dandong think that the crackdowns are occurring because Xi Jinping is planning to visit North Korea for the September 9 holiday [commemorating the establishment of North Korea],” he explained.As reported by Daily NK, when Kim Jong Un visited China discreetly in March, the Chinese authorities rapidly installed barriers to obscure views of Dandong Station, while security in and around the Amnok River Bridge increased considerably.Crackdowns on smuggling over the Sino-DPRK border on the shores of the Amnok River have reached unprecedented levels, said the source. “When North Korean smugglers cross the river over to Dandong by boat, Chinese police turn on their sirens and the smugglers flee. Smuggling isn’t very profitable these days [because of the crackdowns],” he continued.Moreover, in a recent incident, Chinese police allegedly boarded a Chinese smuggling boat and impounded it. The border guards mounted their operation after the boat reached the Chinese side of the river and was unloading, after exchanging goods with a North Korean ship near the mouth of the Yalu River, a separate source in China close to North Korean affairs told Daily NK.As crackdowns increase along the border region, rumors of an impending visit by Premier Xi Jinping to Pyongyang are rapidly spreading.The additional source also noted that high-level Chinese officials in Dandong have called Xi’s visit to North Korea “an established fact” and that there is a possibility the Premier will cross over into North Korea via Dandong. The South Korean government is keeping a close eye on developments as the September 9 events approach. News center_img By Ha Yoon Ah – 2018.08.14 5:41pm AvatarHa Yoon AhHa Yoon Ah is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about her articles to [email protected] US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more

Grant Elementary celebrates diversity

HomeNewsEducationGrant Elementary celebrates diversity Sep. 19, 2017 at 4:35 pmEducationNewsPublicGrant Elementary celebrates diversityMarina Andalon4 years agoboard of educationgrantGrant Elementary is the home of City of God church. Some neighbors are not pleased. (Photo courtesy SMMUSD) Marina AndalonDaily Press Staff WriterAt the Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District, Board of Education meeting on September 13 the Board recognized National Hispanic/ Latino Heritage Month.Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be tracked back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America.Officially, National Hispanic/ Latino Heritage Month is recognized from September 15 through October 15.Last month, Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati presented his three-prong approach and within that he requested teachers incorporate social justice and diversity within their lesson plans. Grant Elementary Literacy Coach Rachel Mock, and 4th and 5th grade teacher Tara Warren did just that.Grant Elementary staff wanted to not only celebrate student thinking but also wanted to have students examine diversity and social justice through the lesson plans. They support the constant contribution to the district that is made from the Hispanic/Latino community and wanted to show their gratitude.Mock explained, over the past three weeks, 30 students have learned about different Hispanic leaders.“The students learned and observed how to read and understand complex text through two different lenses. Fourth graders looked through the lens of change generates additional change,” said Mock. “While the fifth graders look through the lens of power has the ability to influence.”Both classes read the same biographies but were collecting different data. The objective was that the students would read and learn about social justice, diversity and the struggles and obstacles many Hispanic figures faced. The lens was meant to help students determine what evidence was relevant to share with the BOE.“Not only did the students master the objective and standards, they taught us a thing or two about these figures,” said Mock.Eight students attended the meeting and presented the Board with a brief presentation about their specific Hispanic figure. Students researched and presented information about figures like Ellen Ochoa, first Hispanic woman to ever go into space, Roberto Clemente, baseball player and humanitarian as well as Cesar Chavez, Frida Kahlo and many more.Throughout each presentation the Board seemed to be very impressed with the students and the lesson plan. The teachers were also acknowledged for being creative with the lesson plan and for celebrating Hispanic Heritage [email protected] :board of educationgrantshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMarina Andalonview all postsCrime Watch: carport theives take bikesWellbeing index issues second set of findingsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall11 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours ago read more

Silsbee’s Smith named first Bum Phillips Coach of the Year

first_img The National Football Foundation has 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide and is seeking to establish a Golden Triangle chapter. Texas NFF chapters are currently located in Houston, Dallas, Austin and Lubbock. The presentation, which will take place in the museum’s Sports Legends gallery, is open to the public. To commemorate his selection, Smith will be presented a unique ring with Bum Phillips features crafted by Lee Briggs of Balfour. Wade Phillips will present the ring in ceremonies at the Museum of the Gulf Coast on Thursday, March 5 at 2 p.m.Also expected to attend are Bum Phillips’ widow, Debbie Phillips, and his quarterback with the Oilers, Dan Pastorini.center_img Silsbee’s Randy Smith has been chosen by a vote of area media as winner of the National Football Foundation’s inaugural Bum Phillips Golden Triangle Football Coach of the Year Award.Smith led Silsbee to a 9-4 record and a second consecutive berth in the 4A state semifinals. Prior to Smith’s hiring at Silsbee in 2016, the Tigers had advanced to the semifinals only one time in school history.last_img read more

The market in minutes – South-west

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High school boys basketball: Bossier Invitational features two defending state champs

first_imgDefending Class 4A state champion Bossier and defending Class 5A state champion Natchitoches Central headline the field for the 77th annual Bossier Invitational boys basketball tournament.First-round games in the 16-team event will be played Wednesday and Thursday at Bossier High and BPCC.Quarterfinal games will be Friday at Bossier and Elm Grove Middle School. The semifinal, third-place and championship games will be Saturday at Bossier.Bossier, which has won two tournaments this season, finished fourth last year. The Bearkats lost only one more game the rest of the season en route to the Class 4A state championship.Bossier (16-3), which won the Willis-Knighton Doc Edwards Invitational last week, takes an 11-game winning streak into the tournament.Natchitoches Central, which defeated North Caddo 64-57 in last year’s title game, was 14-2 through last week.The Chiefs fell to East Ascension 48-39 on Dec. 30. Their only other loss was to 2016 Class 4A state runner-up Washington-Marion 90-85.Natchitoches Central senior guard Brandon Rachal, a four-year starter, is an LSU signee.The Bearkats and Chiefs are in opposite sides of the bracket. They have faced off once this season with Natchitoches Central winning 56-51 in the City of Lights tournament on Nov. 23 in Natchitoches.Benton is the only other Bossier Parish team in the field. The Tigers, 4-7 through last week, take on Richwood (12-8) at 6 p.m. Thursday at BPCC in the first round.Some other teams to watch include Ruston, Huntington, Fair Park, North Caddo and Carencro.Ruston, which defeated Bossier in overtime in last year’s third-place game, was 10-4 through last week.Huntington (10-7) defeated Fair Park (11-6) 57-54 in the third-place game of the Doc Edwards Invitational last week.North Caddo, a Class 2A semifinalist last season, lost star post player Robert Williams to graduation. The Rebels were 12-7 through last week.Carencro was 11-7 through last week.FIRST-ROUND GAMESWEDNESDAYAT BOSSIER HIGHUnion Parish vs. Mansfield, 5 p.m.North Caddo vs. Huntington, 6:30 p.m.Fair Park vs. Red River, 8 p.m.THURSDAYAT BOSSIER HIGHBTW vs. Ruston, 4:30 p.m.Natchitoches Central vs. Green Oaks, 6 p.m.Bossier vs. New Living Word, 7:30 p.m.AT BPCCRichwood vs. Benton, 6 p.m.Northwood vs. Carencro, 7:30 p.m.— Russell Hedges, [email protected] Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Multiple agencies work a daybreak drug bust at a home at Jacksboro

first_imgJACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Jenny Siler is now having her own issues with law enforcement.  Investigators have revealed to WLAF News that a search warrant executed at her Jacksboro home and based off the sale of schedule II prescription pills, will likely lead to charges.    At 6 am Friday, officers with the Drug Task Force, La Follette Police, the TBI, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Special Ops Unit and the ATF paid a visit to Siler’s home at 140 Mineral Springs Lane, Jacksboro.  At the home, just off Eagle Bluff Road, investigators allegedly discovered a hand gun and schedule IV prescription pills.Investigators said charges are pending against Jenny Lynn Siler.  Her boyfriend, Steve Edward Moore, also has charges pending.Siler is the estranged wife of Lester Siler. The Silers rose to local infamy after he was assaulted in his home by local police officers, and she secretly stashed a recorder capturing 45 minutes of the hours long ordeal. The duo later sued the county; he was awarded $115,000.  Jenny Siler was awarded nothing. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/19/2019-6PM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Holton cruises past Fremont in a softball doubleheader sweep

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Hunter Dimick, Utah’s underrated standout lineman, faces challenge in Mariota, Oregon

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Usually being ranked seventh best in the nation in sacks would make you a pretty big deal as the star of your defense.But on a Utah team with Nate Orchard, who is second in the nation in sacks, Jared Norris, who leads the team in tackles and Gionni Paul, who is among the nation’s leaders with four interceptions, Hunter Dimick gets lost in the shuffle a little bit.Which is just fine with the easy-going Ute defensive end.“I’ve never worried about that, to tell you the truth,’’ says Dimick. “That’s not really my concern. The first concern was getting to a bowl game, now it’s getting to a better one. It’s kind of cliche, but the win column is the only thing I’m concerned about.’’With nine sacks this season, Dimick already has more sacks than Paul Kruger ever had as a Ute, and ranks fourth on the team in tackles with 39 as well as second on the team in tackles-for-loss with 11.While Dimick might be built more like a defensive tackle, he has the speed to go along with his 6-foot-4, 270-pound frame that enables him to get to the quarterback on a regular basis.When asked what the key to being a good “sacker” is, the humble Dimick defers to his teammates.“We have four guys on the field who can hurt you at all times, as far as the pass rush goes, with Nate obviously being the premier guy there,’’ he said. “No matter who they slide it to, or who they double team, there’s three other guys that are on their way and can get there pretty quick.’’Quickness along with perseverance may be two of Dimick’s best attributes as a defensive lineman. As he says, “I may not be the biggest or most athletic person out there, but I feel like I’ve got a good motor.’’Coming out of Syracuse High School in northern Utah, where he was a two-time all-stater, Dimick wasn’t highly recruited, although it really wouldn’t have mattered as far as going to Utah. He had grown up a Ute fan, despite his parents being Utah State alums.“This is where I’ve always wanted to be, growing up and watching the Sugar Bowl,’’ he said. “I wasn’t too highly recruited and might have taken a few more visits, but I’m pretty confident in saying I would have ended up here.’’After redshirting in 2012, Dimick played in all 12 games as a freshman last year and made four starts. He had a pair of sacks and was 12th on the team in tackles with 30 on the season. He came into the 2014 season as a co-starter at left end, but has played the majority of the snaps there this year.This week, Dimick and the Ute defense have probably their biggest challenge of the season, going against the No. 5 team in the nation in Oregon, led by one of the Heisman Trophy favorites, quarterback Marcus Mariota.“In my opinion, Mariota is a little bit faster and presents up some challenges that we haven’t faced yet this year,’’ Dimick said. “What I’ve seen out of Mariota is when they do get pressure, he’s done a good job of getting out of it and working down the field and make them pay for it.’’Dimick is confident that defensive line coach Ilaisa Tuiaki and head coach Kyle Whittingham will have a good game plan for the defensive line this week.“As far as all-around athlete and his production, he’s unmatched so far,’’ Dimick said of Mariota. “We’ve got to be disciplined against him. As coach Whit was saying, we have to stay in our passing lanes and can’t freelance and do our own thing because the moment he sees something he can hurt you with, he’s going to.’’last_img read more

Bing releases Clarity, an open-source UX analytics tool

first_imgBing releases Clarity, an open-source UX analytics toolYou are here: Bing announced Wednesday the beta release of a new analytics product that lets webmasters see how users interact on their websites. With Clarity, site owners can replay user sessions and use the behavioral insights to optimize their sites for better conversion, engagement and retention.The free, open-source tool collects users’ mouse movements, touch gestures and click events.Why you should careA bad user experience can quickly cost you a lead or sale, and it may be an indicator of a bigger problem with your website. There are many user experience analytics tools already available to help webmasters and marketers identify website pain points for users. Clarity could be a complement to those tools or be a good place to start for sites not currently using one.By watching user session replays, you can see how users interact with a web page, including mouse movements, touch gestures and click events.Food blog Cook with Manali was an early tester . In using Clarity, the site owner discovered that users weren’t making it through introductory text to the recipes. Based on that finding, she added a “Jump to recipe” button to give users a faster path to the recipe content.More about the newsClarity works on any HTML webpage (desktop or mobile) with the addition of a small piece of JavaScript to the website.The tool is available to site owners through their Microsoft Accounts. Since it is still in beta, once you create a project in Clarity, it will be added to the wait list. Once the project is approved, you’ll be given the code to add to your site for the program to start gathering data.It’s currently compatible with the most common top level domains such as .com, .edu, .au, .uk, and working on increasing compatibility with others.The post Bing releases Clarity, an open-source UX analytics tool appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Bing releases Clarity, an open-source UX analytics tool Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 HomeDigital MarketingBing releases Clarity, an open-source UX analytics tool Posted on 13th December 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharelast_img read more

Inter: Month out for Politano

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Matteo Politano faces around a month out after the Inter winger suffered an ankle injury. Politano broke down as a substitute during Inter’s 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday. Now, a medical report on the club’s official website has confirmed “a sprain in his left ankle” and that he will need attention for “the next few weeks”. The 26-year-old will consequently miss the upcoming international break with Italy, as well as the Nerazzurri’s games against Verona, Torino and SPAL, plus the crucial Champions League clash with Slavia Prague. He also faces a race against time to be back for the Serie A match against Roma on December 6.last_img read more