North Korea sends engineering apprentices to China, skirting international sanctions

first_img SHARE By Kim Song Il – 2018.11.21 4:59pm Facebook Twitter News NewsEconomy News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img North Korea sends engineering apprentices to China, skirting international sanctions Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders AvatarKim Song Il US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News Hundreds of North Korean women were seen carrying bags through the northeast Chinese city of Helong. Taken in April 2017. Image: Daily NKDespite the restrictions placed on North Korea’s foreign currency-earning activities, the regime has found a way around the sanctions that allows them to send North Korean laborers abroad.“At the end of October, I saw around 100 laborers heading to China and I asked one of them where all of them were going. He said that many laborers are going abroad despite the sanctions,” said a North Hamgyong Province-based source on November 13. “They are working as ‘engineering apprentices’ in a Chinese factory.” “There is a high possibility that the laborers are going to Hunchun or Tumen, which is where many laborers have gone in the past,” the source added.Engineering apprentices refer to laborers at North Korean factories or enterprises who are given the opportunity to train in the role over a fixed period. They are similar to South Korean university students who attend night school. “The laborers heading to China had all worked in factories in China in the past,” said the source. “They renew their Chinese visas after a month of work by heading back to North Korea, before returning to China.” These activities, however, are aimed at skirting the prohibition of labor export under UN Resolution 2371. North Korea appears to be sending its laborers abroad as “students” in a way that skirts sanctions and allows the regime to continue to earn foreign currency. This activity is likely the result of a “deal” between the regime and foreign currency-earning enterprises together with the Chinese authorities as all three parties would need to understand the arrangement.North Korean workers at a sewing factory in Dandong City, Liaoning Province, China. Taken in September 2017. Image: Daily NKA source in China close to North Korean affairs told Daily NK that it is an attempt to skirt international sanctions. “North Korean trading companies, in concert with the North Korean authorities, have found a way to send human resources abroad by referring to the laborers as ‘engineering apprentices,’ he said, adding that the Chinese authorities have quietly accepted this state of affairs.” “Chinese enterprises are also supporting the import of North Korean laborers through such methods because there is a major gap in wages between Chinese and North Korean wages,” he added.North Korean laborers in China are receiving lower wages than in the past and are faced with backbreaking levels of work.  “North Korean managers tell the laborers that because they have to work every day, they have to take their rest days during their return to North Korea to renew their visas,” a separate source based in China told Daily NK. “These apprentices get less money than regular laborers and are given the same levels of work, so the only people benefiting from all of this are the managers.” last_img read more

Flat capital market revenues expected for big U.S. banks in Q4 2014

first_img High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch Keywords Banking industry U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC workcenter_img Capital market revenues at the big Wall Street banks is expected to remain unchanged for the fourth quarter of 2014 when they begin year-end reporting this week, says Fitch Ratings in a new report. In the fourth quarter, the revenues from the firm’s various capital market businesses — including fixed income, currencies, commodities, equity trading, and investment banking — for the five U.S.-based global trading and universal banks is not expected to materially change year over year, the rating agency reports. Fitch says that it expects equity trading and M&A revenues to be up meaningfully, but that this will likely be offset by declines in debt and equity underwriting revenue. Related news For the first nine months of 2014, the Wall Street banks have already reported aggregate capital markets revenues that are flat from the same period in 2013, Fitch notes. It says revenues from the fixed income, currency and commodities (FICC) sector, which is typically the most significant contributor to capital market revenues for four of the five biggest U.S. banks (JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citi and Goldman Sachs) are expected to be near flat, or slightly lower on average, reflecting lower trading volumes across product types. Fitch says that currency and commodity trading revenues, within the FICC sector, should receive a modest boost from the uptick in volatility during the quarter. “Declining values for many of the world’s currencies relative to the U.S. dollar and oil’s precipitous decline likely increased client activity, but gains may be offset by erosion in trading book valuations,” it says. For equity trading, Fitch says that the pickup in volatility in late-September through October, combined with upward trending equity indices through the quarter, should drive increases in year-over-year results. “Morgan Stanley could be the biggest beneficiary of higher equity-trading volumes, as they have historically been the largest contributor to the bank’s overall capital market segment results,” it says. In the investment banking segment, Fitch says that fees from global equity underwriting are likely to be lower “as the value of deals declined approximately 20%” compared with the fourth quarter of 2013. Debt capital markets revenue is also expected to be lower, reflecting a 2.8% decline in debt underwriting, globally. However, completed M&A transactions were up approximately 35% year over year, which will translate into a higher advisory fees. As for the seven large European trading banks, Fitch says that it expects their capital markets earnings to follow similar trends. Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Govt transfers over ₹ 1,600 crore to 58 lakh mothers under PMMVY

first_img The non-profit organisation CDFI conceptualised, designed and implemented the PMMVY-CAS (Common Application Software) System through which disbursements were madeThe government has transferred over ₹ 1,600 crore to eligible mothers under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana through direct benefit transfer till Friday, Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion (CDFI) that uses technology for financial inclusion said. ” ₹ 16,04,66,63,000 was transferred through direct benefit transfer to 58 lakh women,” CDFI said.The non-profit organisation CDFI conceptualised, designed and implemented the PMMVY-CAS (Common Application Software) System through which disbursements were made. The programme, which became applicable from January 1, 2017 provides a cash incentive of ₹ 5,000 in three instalments to pregnant women and lactating mothers for the first child through Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT). Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app By Sanjiv Das on November 23, 2018 News Related Posts Govt transfers over ₹ 1,600 crore to 58 lakh mothers under PMMVY Read Article WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionalscenter_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Eagles’ Kelly says McCoy was wrong to question his motives

first_imgn this Dec. 20, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy carries the ball during an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. A person familiar with the deal says the Eagles have agreed to trade star running back McCoy for Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso. The person spoke under condition of anonymity Tuesday night, March 3, 2015, because the teams had not announced the deal. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Chip Kelly says LeSean McCoy was wrong to suggest he favors White players over Black players and says he never considers race when he’s building the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster.“I’ve got great respect for LeSean. However, in that situation, I think he’s wrong,” Kelly said Thursday. “We put a lot of time in looking at the characters and factors that go into selection and retention of players, and color’s never been one of them.”Kelly traded McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in March for linebacker Kiko Alonso. McCoy wasn’t happy about the trade. The two-time All-Pro and leading rusher in franchise history then questioned Kelly’s motives in an interview with ESPN The Magazine earlier this month.“You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good Black players. He got rid of them the fastest,” McCoy said. “But there’s a reason he got rid of all the Black players _ the good ones _ like that.”McCoy referenced Kelly releasing star receiver DeSean Jackson a year earlier, while keeping receiver Riley Cooper.“That doesn’t hurt me,” Kelly said of the comments. “I’m not governed by the fear of what other people say. Events don’t elicit feelings. I think beliefs elicit feelings, and I understood what my beliefs are and I know who I am.”Kelly said he doesn’t plan to address the team about the comments, and he hasn’t spoken to McCoy.“I reached out to him twice and he didn’t accept my call,” Kelly said. “And I talked to his agent and told him I’d love to talk to him at some point, but I haven’t had a chance to touch base with him.”The third-year coach isn’t concerned about perception outside the locker room.“If you start chasing perception then you got a long life ahead of you, son,” Kelly said. “That’s what it’s all about if you’re worried about someone’s perception of what’s going on with you. You control one thing _ you control yourself. And I know how we run this organization, and it’s not run that way.”last_img read more

The worst Cristiano Ronaldo since 2010-11

first_img His next test in La Liga will be against rivals Atletico, at the Vicente Calderon next weekend. Sport EN Cristiano Ronaldo did not score for Real Madrid in the 0-0 draw with Malaga and the Portuguese hasn’t found the net in four of the five La Liga games this season. He still has five goals, but all of them came in a 6-0 win over a limp Espanyol side at the Cornella El Prat.  Against Malaga he tried to score time and time again, but could not. His discontent at being unable to beat Kameni was tangible. He tried to score an incredible 14 times, without success.  27/09/2015center_img CEST Upd. at 14:17 Against Sporting, Granada, Athletic and Malaga he has been incapable of finding the net. His run reminds us of the 2010-11 season where he had his worst goalscoring start as a player of Madrid, scoring three times in six weeks of La Liga. last_img read more

Galway United’s First Division Fixtures Released

first_imgThe fixtures for the new league of Ireland season have been unveiled this afternoon. Fri. 13 April         Galway United v Wexford     Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 20 April         Shelbourne v Galway United     Tolka Park 7.45 pmFri. 27 April         Galway United v Cobh Ramblers    Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 4 May            Athlone Town v Galway United     Athlone Town Stadium 7.45 pmMONDAY/TUESDAY, 7/8 MAY – EA SPORTS CUP QUARTER-FINALS   Fri. 11 May          Galway United v U.C.D.        Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 18 May         Cabinteely v Galway United     Stradbrook 7.45 pmFri. 25 May         Galway United v  Drogheda United  Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmSat. 2 June          Longford Town v Galway United     City Calling Stadium 7.30 pmFri. 8 June          Galway United v Finn Harps Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 15 June         Wexford v Galway United     Ferrycarrig Park 8.00 pmMID-SEASON BREAK – SATURDAY 16 JUNE – THURSDAY 28 JUNE – NO FIXTURESFri. 29 June        Galway United v Shelbourne Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 6 July            Galway United v Athlone Town      Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmSat. 14 July          Cobh Ramblers v Galway United     St. Colman’s Park 7.45 pmFri. 20 July          U.C.D. v Galway United     The UCD Bowl 7.45 pmFri. 27 July           Galway United v Cabinteely  Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 3 August        Drogheda United v Galway United     United Park 7.45 pmFri. 3 August        Shelbourne v Cobh Ramblers    Tolka Park 7.45 pmFri. 3 August        U.C.D. v Cabinteely  The UCD Bowl 7.45 pmFri. 3 August        Finn Harps v Wexford     Finn Park 8.00 pmSat. 4 August       Longford Town v Athlone Town      City Calling Stadium 7.30 pmMONDAY 5 AUGUST – EA SPORTS CUP SEMI-FINALSWEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 12 AUGUST – IRISH DAILY MAIL FAI CUP FIRST ROUNDFri. 17 August      Galway United v Longford Town    Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmWEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 26 AUGUST – IRISH DAILY MAIL FAI CUP SECOND ROUNDFri. 31 August      Finn Harps v Galway United     Finn Park 8.00 pmWEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER – IRISH DAILY MAIL FAI CUP QUARTER-FINALSFri. 14 September       Galway United v  Wexford     Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmSATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER – EA SPORTS CUP FINAL     Sat. 22 September         Shelbourne v Galway United     Tolka Park  7.45 pmWEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER – IRISH DAILY MAIL FAI CUP SEMI-FINALSFIRST DIVISION PROMOTION/RELEGATION PLAY-OFF SERIESFri. 5 October       4th placed First Division club v 3rd placed First Division clubMon. 8 October    3rd placed First Division club v 4th placed First Division clubFri. 12 October     Winner of 4th v 3rd Play-off v 2nd placed First Division clubFri. 19 October     2nd placed First Division club v Winner of 4th v 3rd Play-offPROMOTION/RELEGATION PLAY-OFF FINALMon. 29 October  Winner of First Division Play-off     series v 9th placed Premier Division clubFri. 2 November   9th placed Premier Division club v Winner of First Division Play-off series(Or Wed. 7 November if one or both of the Clubs qualify for the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final)SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER – IRISH DAILY MAIL FAI CUP FINAL – AVIVA STADIUM Galway United will be at home for their first game of the season on Friday the 23rd of February when Athlone Town will visit Eamon Deacy Park followed by two away games to Cobh Ramblers and UCD. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Fri. 30 March      Galway United v Longford Town    Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmMONDAY 2 APRIL – EA SPORTS CUP SECOND ROUND           Fri. 6 April           Finn Harps v Galway United     Finn Park 8.00 pm United’s Fixtures in Full are….Fri. 23 February   Galway United v Athlone Town      Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmSat. 3 March         Cobh Ramblers v Galway United     St. Colman’s Park 7.45 pmMONDAY 5 MARCH – EA SPORTS CUP FIRST ROUND    Fri. 9 March         U.C.D. v Galway United     The UCD Bowl 7.45 pmFri. 16 March       Galway United v Cabinteely  Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 23 March      Drogheda United v Galway United     United Park 7.45 pmlast_img read more

Pearse Stadium Double Header Confirmed For Saturday

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The CCCC have confirmed the details of the Allianz National Hurling League Quarter Finals. Galway’s Quarter Final with Wexford will be played as a doubleheader with the Allianz National Football League clash of Galway and Roscommon in Pearse Stadium on Saturday next.  The Hurling Quarter Final between Galway and Wexford will throw in at 1.30 with the Football throwing in at 3.30. All three Hurling Quarter Finals will be played on Saturday with Waterford and Clare in Walsh Park at 3pm and Tipperary and Dublin in Semple Stadium at 4.30. The Division One A Relegation Play-off between Kilkenny and Cork will be played at Nowlan Park and will throw in at 2pm. last_img read more

Hollywood North Ninja coming to Nelson

first_imgStunt performer Carl Fortin, with moves that defy gravity, is bringing his unique skill set of martial arts, parkour and acrobatics to Nelson on August 24 for workshops at Kootenay Martial Arts’ new studio.Fortin starred in one of the world’s first viral parkour videos and has appeared as a stunt performer in more than 30 films and television shows, including Deadpool 2, The Descendants 2, Once Upon a Time, Hannibal, Arrow and Resident Evil.“As well as doing a lot of stunt work in the movie industry, Carl and his wife Serenarun a martial arts school in Squamish with an emphasis on ninja-type training and extensive advanced gymnastics moves,” said Master Dean Siminoff, owner of Kootenay Martial Arts. “They will be instructing the workshops, and our black belts will be assisting them throughout the day as well as learning new methods for our own curriculum.” “We emphasize confidence, leadership skills and dedication through the discipline of taekwondo, no matter what age you are, and Carl is such a good role model for where this training can take you,” Siminoff added. “He started his martial arts training in taekwondo when he was five years old and has achieved so much since then.”The workshops will be a mix of martial arts stunts, creative movement with acrobatics, martial arts trick kicks, parkour and breakdancing in a safe and controlled environment.“We are hosting the event all day to enable parents to drop off their children for the entire work day. All are welcome from age six and up to teen and adults. Anyone who wants to learn safe and thrilling ninja-type moves is welcome to attend. Let your inner Ninja out,” Siminoff says.Watch Fortin’s demo video to get an idea of his amazing abilities. To register, contact [email protected] Martial Arts (KMA) is the largest professional martial arts center in the Kootenays and now has a permanent home with one of the largest and best equipped facilities in BC. Owner Dean Siminoff is the only 6th Degree Black Belt in the Kootenays and one of only 144 in Canada. KMA is a member of the USCDKA and WTF and has more than 20 qualified instructors.last_img read more

Transfer Talk: Celtic Bryan link, world record Mbappe bid

first_imgThe SPFL fixtures may be published this morning but there’s still plenty of time for clubs to make changes before they get down to competitive business.Celtic have already been linked with a few defenders during the window and there’s a new name to add to the list. Bristol City full-back Joe Bryan has plenty of admirers and the Scottish champions are said to be one of those sides.While one defender is talked about in terms of a move to Scotland, another has agreed to leave. Partick Thistle’s talented stopper Liam Lindsay has signed for Barnsley.One of the window’s longer-running stories has come to an end. Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera have their work permits and have signed their Rangers deals. Beyond our borders, it’s all gone a bit crazy. PSG are ready to smash the world transfer record to land Kylian Mbappe and Juventus are involved in a dispute over a fleet of tractors.last_img read more

Takeaways from Demystifying Eye Tracking for UX Research

first_imgAt today’s User Experience Professionals Association webinar, Laura Rivera shared her lessons learned from eye tracking research. Rivera is a user experience (UX) researcher at Facebook and has been instrumental in getting their eye tracking capabilities fine-tuned for mobile. Here are my takeaways from her presentation. Why You Should Use Eye TrackingWhile there are many other UX research methodologies, eye tracking helps your answer questions by directly measuring someone’s behavior. For example, how would you know if a user is looking at a specific area without eye tracking?The think aloud method would never reveal it.Eye tracking allows you to discover:Where is someone looking?How long did they look at it?Did the fixate on it?Did they read itEye Tracking Can Be IntimidatingWhen UX researchers consider eye tracking, their first thought is that it’s intimidating. And that’s how Rivera first thought of it. It takes considerable time to conduct the research and then do rigorous time-intensive analysis.But Rivera pointed out that you can use eye tracking in a qualitative manner, which is less time-consuming and less difficult. Lessons Learned From Eye TrackingDo your homework.Talk with other researchers who’ve conducting eye tracking research. Review eye tracking resources, including Eye Tracking in User Experience Design by Jennifer Romano, Andrew Schall and Eye Tracking the User Experience by Aga Bojko.Consider the equipment and software you’ll be using.Check out the different options for eye tracking (Rivera has used Tobii for her research). Consider what you will use for desktop vs mobile eye tracking. Choose your study wisely.Consider your questions, the platform you’re testing on, and areas of interest. You’ll also need to decide when not to conduct eye tracking.Give yourself enough time to conduct eye tracking.It takes time to set up eye tracking. You’ll need to test the equipment,software, to ensure everything is working as expected. Conduct a pilot run. Allow extra time for analysis. Here’s an example of an eye tracking schedule over a two week period. In the first week, on Monday: finalize research plan; on Tuesday: set up/conduct pilot session; on Wednesday: test analyses/revise as needed; on Thursday and Friday: conduct sessions.In the second week, on Monday through Wednesday: conduct analysis; on Thursday and Friday: report findings. Make backup plans.Have extra participants (for your pilot and regular sessions). Create a backup usability protocol, in case your equipment or application doesn’t work. Livestream your sessions to stakeholders. Ask someone on your team to score participants for you (really helpful to better understand if the participant saw the message, read the message, acted on the message, include any meaningful notes)Consider logistics.Use a stationary chair, not a rolling chair (rolling chairs make it difficult to calibrate someone’s eyes, and then the participant moves the chair back). Consider a divider screen, if you think the participant will look at you during the session. Plan ahead.Don’t panic if something doesn’t go as expected. Have a backup plan in place. The webinar will be posted, with captions, in about a week. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedEye Tracking: How Your Eyes Move on a Website [Infographic]Given the two eye tracking events in the Detroit area today (this morning’s demo and tonight’s presentation), I thought you might enjoy the eye tracking 101 infographic created for Crazy Egg by Simple Grain highlighting analysis results and design tips to improve website user experience. Key Takeaways 69% of users’…In “User experience”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: July 14, 2017In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to design for touch, find out about the accessibility of the future WordPress editor, discover new features coming to Google Forms, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: July 21, 2017In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to make your videos accessible, discover how to implement webmentions, get an inside look of the WordPress Theme Review Team, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more