Son of Purged Aide Escapes Forced Repatriation to NK

first_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Son of Purged Aide Escapes Forced Repatriation to NK Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE By Daily NK – 2014.11.20 10:46am A North Korean student attending universityin Paris has reportedly been in hiding for over two weeks after escaping a forced repatriation byPyongyang’s security officials en route to the airport.The student, surnamed Han, is known to be theson of one of Jang Song Taek’s aides, who was purgedalong with the former top official. This move seems to be part of the protracted purges being carried out since late last year in North Korea.North Korean state security officials fromone of Pyongyang’s embassies based in Europe enteredthe student’s home, confiscated his passport and mobilephone, and attempted to drag him to the airport to send him back to North Korea, according tolocal Korean sources.The student, who was studying architecturein France–well aware of his father having been executed and his families andrelatives being sent off to political prison camps–succeeded in escaping onhis way to the airport.French police and officials from the school in which Han is enrolled have been trying to track him down.France and North Korea have not establisheddiplomatic ties; however, Paris has allowed Pyongyang to open a mission in itscountry and engages in exchanges with the country, although limited. In 2011, theFrench government invited ten North Korean students [all thought to be children of high-ranking officials], including Han, to study atits two most renowned architecture schools, Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette and L’ecole d’architectureBelleville. If the alleged forced repatriation turns out to be true, the issue is expected to become a source of diplomatic bickering between the two countries. The North’s security officials, who tried to escort the student back home, areknown to have come from a third country bordering with France–potentially creating a source of tension between that state and Pyongyang.center_img News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April News Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Instructors: Check your course accessibility

first_imgAs you start the new semester, keep accessibility in mind! Creating course materials that are accessible helps all students in your classes, including students with disabilities. Use this checklist to help you get started, and if you have questions or would like additional support, reach out to our Academic Accessibility Consulting Service by emailing [email protected] Steps: Make sure your course syllabi are accessible. For new syllabi, start with the accessible syllabus template (.docx) or the Google Doc version of the accessible syllabus template. To remediate an existing syllabus for accessibility, consult our accessible Word document guide or contact us to schedule a consultation.All syllabi should contain CU Boulder’s required disability accommodation statement.If you have students registered with Disability Services with accommodations, respond to student accommodation requests in a timely manner and follow guidance from Disability Services.In your syllabus, list the digital services and tools that students will have to use in your class and note whether video or interactive content will be used. This helps students request necessary accommodations for your course well in advance of any deadlines.Include clear information in your course description and syllabus about the instructional mode of the course (online asynchronous, remote synchronous, hybrid, etc.).If you plan to use remote exam proctoring software in the course, include information and expectations about this in the syllabus.Go Above and Beyond For Your Students:Review guidance about accessibility best practices for remote instruction. Review and implement recommendations from the accessible content guide for Canvas.If you are going to use Zoom, learn about Zoom accessibility best practices.Proactively caption video content used in your courses by correcting the automated captions in Canvas Studio, Zoom Cloud, or YouTube. Email [email protected] for consultation or training support.Learn about implementing Universal Design teaching practices in the classroom. Investigate the accessibility of your digital publisher-generated content using our E-Text Accessibility Evaluation Guide.Consult CU Boulder’s resources on accessibility best practices. If you would like to learn more or have questions about digital accessibility, please contact the Digital Accessibility Office at [email protected]last_img read more

Community Based Tourism Policy Being Drafted

first_imgRelatedCommunity Based Tourism Policy Being Drafted RelatedCommunity Based Tourism Policy Being Drafted Community Based Tourism Policy Being Drafted CommunityOctober 31, 2012 Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says the Ministry is currently in the final stages of drafting a community based tourism policy for presentation to Cabinet. The Minister was speaking at the official press launch of the St. Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation’s 20th annual Homecoming Week celebrations, at the Medallion Hall Hotel in Kingston, on October 30. Dr. McNeill pointed out that community tourism “is an aspect of the product (that) the Ministry is working at diversifying.” He said the South Coast is one of Jamaica’s designated tourism resort areas, with St. Elizabeth holding pride of place. “The promotion of community tourism in St. Elizabeth, I believe, has positioned the parish quite strategically to the traveller who wants that intimate interaction with the authentic Jamaican experience,” the Minister said. Dr. McNeill pointed out that one of the primary reasons that the annual home-coming event is so highly anticipated is because it provides the ideal opportunity for parishioners from near and far, to get together and enjoy what the parish has to offer. “It is therefore not surprising to know that the St. Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation has really strong links with the Diaspora.  And this is important for our nation as we position Jamaica for sustainable growth. We need the input, creativity, and commitment of every Jamaican to achieve our goals,” he said. He encouraged support for the Foundation’s week of activities, noting that “as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, and the twentieth staging of the St. Elizabeth Homecoming Celebrations, I encourage all Jamaicans, both here and abroad, from whatever parish you may hail, to come out and enjoy the festivities, the food, the attractions and the camaraderie of community life.” Acting Chairman of the St. Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation, Kenry Jackson, noted that the Foundation has accomplished much over the last 20 years in terms of education, bringing investment to the parish, honouring the sons and daughters who have accomplished in their chosen fields and generally bringing focus to the parish. He said that this year’s celebrations will focus on the students of the parish with a ‘Students’ Empowerment Week Programme’, where over 100 outstanding St. Elizabethans are scheduled to visit schools and share their personal experiences with students and teachers on topics such as the importance of acquiring a good education; discipline and respect for each other; career possibilities; the role of law and order in the creation of an orderly society and conflict resolution. “This programme is designed to enhance students’ values and attitudes and help them to make wise career choices and to let them know that the country’s leadership will be in their hands in a short time,” Mr. Jackson said. Other activities will include a Students’ Career Day Expo at Munro College, in collaboration with the University of the West Indies on November 16; the St. Elizabeth Parish Council Awards 50 Celebrations on November 24, where 50 outstanding parishioners will be awarded, in honour of Jamaica 50; a thanksgiving service at the St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Southfield on November 25; The Best of St. Bess Golden Awards Banquet at the Pegasus Hotel, November 27; and several community concerts in Balaclava, New Market Square, Black River and Southfield. There will also be a community day in Junction. Member of Parliament for North East St. Elizabeth, Raymond Pryce, brought greetings on behalf of his colleague MPs. Mr. Pryce spoke of efforts to have a public health and education campaign in his constituency to address the current dengue outbreak and threat from water borne diseases, and asked the Foundation for its support. RelatedCommunity Based Tourism Policy Being Draftedlast_img read more

Gardai investigating spate of burglaries in Letterkenny

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – January 26, 2021 Gardai investigating spate of burglaries in Letterkenny Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai are investigating a spate of burglaries that happened between Wednesday and Thursday of last week in Letterkenny.A number of premises were targeted including two delicatessen shops, a takeaway and a barbers shop.Gardai haven’t ruled out that the crimes may be connected.The first burglary occurred on Wednesday morning last between 4am and 4.15am at a delicatessen store on the Pearse Road area of the town.The glass door at the front of the shop had been smashed and entry was gained.The till drawer insert was taken that had contained a large sum of money, the contents of the tip jar were stolen and also a charity box that had contained a small sum of cash.Two males were captured on one CCTV system – One of the males had a heavy set build, he wore a grey hoody and grey bottoms, a face mask and had his hood pulled up and was wearing black gloves.The second male had a black trackuit top and black bottoms and also wore a mask and black gloves. It is believed that they left on foot in the direction of the Oliver Plunkett Road.At around 4am on Thursday morning last, a burglary occurred at a takeaway premises on the Port Road.Again, the front door had been smashed and the premises was entered. A sum of cash was stolen from the till.CCTV has been viewed and a male is to be seen in the premises wearing a light coloured, possibly grey coat with the hood pulled up, black trainers and camouflage style bottoms.On the same morning, between approx. 3.30am and 4.30am a barbers shop was also burgled on the Port Road.The front door of the premises had been forced open. Entry had been gained to the business but nothing was taken.Then shortly after 4.30am a burglary occurred at a second delicatessen store on the Pearse Road.The front door of the shop was forced in and entry was gained. The cash drawer of the till had been taken and it had contained a small sum of cash.Anyone with information is being urged to contact Letterkenny Garda Station. Homepage BannerNews Previous articleGRA concerned over proposed strict border checksNext articleSome staff at LUH anxiously waiting for vaccine – Holmes News Highland Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Maplewood great Junior still passionate for football

first_imgE.J. Junior, who celebrated his 55th birthday two weeks ago, has reached a point in his life where he could start taking it easy.His lengthy NFL career provided him with the financial stability for an early retirement.Junior could move back to Nashville, where’s he regarded as one of the city’s greatest high school athletes of all time.Or he could return to Tuscaloosa, Ala., where, as a two-time All-American, he helped Alabama win back-to-back national championships.The only thing keeping Junior from shifting into cruise control is the passion for football that still burns inside of him as intensely today as it did when he led Maplewood to the Clinic Bowl in 1976.“I’ve always wanted to give back and help teach kids a lot of the stuff that I learned from Coach (Gerald) Johnson and (Wes) Elrod at Maplewood, to Coach (Bear) Bryant at Alabama, to Coach (Don) Shula with the Dolphins and Tom Flores at Seattle,” Junior said.Junior was fired after five seasons as the coach at Central State in Ohio in 2013 and is actively trying to land a new job. He is a finalist for the vacancy at Florida A&M.“I look at the game now, and it just blows my mind by how less football-savvy we’ve become,” Junior said. “I don’t see a lot of kids playing with the passion that we played with. And I think it’s because there are not really mentors in the game anymore for these young men — guys like Coach Bryant and Woody Hayes, even though he had some negative things happen to him at the end of his career. I would like to be like those men and help today’s players not only develop their football skills, but help them get ready for life.”Junior was the fifth overall pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1981 NFL Draft. He was a two-time Pro-Bowl selection (1984 and 1985).After his 13-year NFL career ended in Seattle because of a knee injury in 1993, Junior started giving back to the game when he became the Seahawks’ linebackers coach the next season.He landed his first head coaching job at Central State in 2009; the program had been resurrected four years earlier after being dormant for 10 years.Junior was fired after Central State lost its last four games in 2013.“We have what I call the microwave institution now, which means you’ve got to win now and that’s all that matters,” Junior said. “But I have to ask, are these players graduating and what kind of men are they becoming? When they get through with their career, do they look back and say, ‘This coach helped me be who I am.’ I don’t see that or hear about it as much as I used to. Maybe it still exists and I’m just not aware of it.”Junior is careful, he said, about the jobs for which he applies because not all schools share his philosophy, which places academics and character-building on the same level of importance as winning.And if he has to sit out another season before the right fit comes along, that’s just fine.“I don’t want to jump from job to job to job,” he said. “I look at so many coaches now who have been at their respective places for several years and things start to go south and everybody’s ready for a change. Or they have some success and they start looking for the next high-paying job. I’d like to get to an institution and build a program and maintain that program so that when a parent sees that program they say, ‘OK, this is where my kid is going to get a quality education, be competitive on the field and graduate.’” Maplewood great played into his 30s Phellepe Hall was another Maplewood graduate who loved football.So much so that 18 years after graduating he still was playing.Hall was the starting quarterback in 2012 for the minor league Nashville Storm. At age 36, he threw for 3,452 yards and 33 touchdowns. He retired after that season.On Dec. 14, Hall, 38, was found shot to death in a car in Antioch.He was buried Friday.Anyone with information can call 615-74-CRIME, send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at nashville crimestoppers.com. Tenn. Tech win makes national news Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Sporting News and Deadspin were among the national media outlets that reported on Tennessee Tech’s men’s basketball win over North Florida on Monday.What was the big deal about a nonconference game?North Florida was assessed a technical foul for dunking during warm-ups.Tech junior Torrance Rowe, an 85.7 percent free-throw shooter, made two free throws to give the Golden Eagles a 2-0 lead before tip-off.Tech went on to win 82-80. E.J. JuniorE.J. Junior Kat Saul, a junior at Harpeth Hall who is on the cheerleading squad for MBA, is set to release her first EP.Kat Saul, a junior at Harpeth Hall who is on the cheerleading squad for MBA, is set to release her first EP. Local cheerleader finishes EP When she’s not in class at Harpeth Hall, Kat Saul spends her time as a cheerleader for the Montgomery Bell Academy football and basketball teams as well as singing in the MBA Rock Band and her own band.All the hard work is about to pay off for the high school junior. Her first EP is due out Dec. 30.It’s titled “Dangerous” and includes all original music mostly written by Saul.“It’s country-pop and something I worked insanely hard on,” she said. “Being on the cheer team and in the rock band is a huge commitment because there are so many practices and games you have to be at. But on top of that, at night after practices, I will spend time writing, do recording sessions and play gigs around town.”Then, of course, there’s homework and school projects.“I’m not willing to sacrifice my academic development in order to pursue other things,” Saul said. “It’s been really tough. There are days when I skip lunch and go and take a nap in the library basement. But it’s all definitely worth it.”“Dangerous” will be available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Coming and going at CumberlandIt was a busy week in the Cumberland athletics department.On Monday, women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney resigned to become the coach at Chattanooga.On Wednesday, wrestling coach Todd Allen quit.And on Thursday, Jim Seckel was hired as the men’s and women’s cross country coach.McKinney led the soccer team to a 17-4-1 record and to No. 6 in the final NAIA coaches poll.Allen quit in his third season with 11 events left on the schedule.Seckel was hired from Franklin Road Academy, where he was the boys and girls cross country coach and boys distance coach in track. Belmont announces Hall of Fame class Baseball coach Dave Jarvis, outfielder Grant Martin, basketball star Adam Sonn and soccer standout J.P. Rodrigues were announced Friday as the Class of 2015 to be inducted into the Belmont Athletic Hall of Fame.Jarvis has 820 career victories, including 496 at Belmont, where he is set to begin his 18thseason.Martin is a Franklin native who played at MBA and graduated from Belmont in 1997 as the school’s career leader in hits, doubles and at-bats while also setting the single-season standards for hits and doubles.Sonn played at Donelson Christian Academy and began his college career at Lipscomb.He transferred to Belmont and became a two-time All-Atlantic Sun selection and the 2003 player of the year.He is currently the boys basketball coach at Goodpasture.Rodrigues was the A-Sun defender of the year in 2005.Mary Lynne and Steve Hewlett were selected as recipients of the Chaney Memorial Award for their support of Bruins athletics.The inductees will be honored at a dinner Jan. 30 in the Maddox Grand Atrium of Curb Event Center.Admission is $15. Spaces can be reserved by contacting 615-460-6420 or [email protected] belmont.edu. Ex-BA hoops coach picks up 1,000th win George Pitts, who led Brentwood Academy’s boys basketball team to four state titles (2003-06), on Thursday won his 1,000thcareer game when he led King University in Bristol, Tenn., to an 88-49 victory over Virginia-Wise.Pitts won 820 games in 30 years on the high school level. Thursday’s victory was his 180th in nine years at King.Prior to his five seasons at Brentwood Academy, Pitts won three state championships (1990, 1994, 1995) at Science Hill and also coached at Knoxville Bearden, South Young and Young. Haines inducted into cross country HOF Lipscomb track great Joey Haines, who went on to coach the Bisons, Austin Peay and Southeast Missouri, was inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Coaches Hall of Fame last week.Haines specialized in the javelin at Lipscomb (1967-69).Haines was named OVC coach of the year 20 times, NCAA Division II national coach of the year in 1985 and Division I region coach of the year in 1998. Wayne County alumnus named A.D. Greg Seitz, a graduate of Wayne County High, was named athletics director at Jacksonville State on Friday.Seitz has been at the school for 22 years, serving as media relations director. If you have an item for Midstate Chatter, contact Mike Organ at 615-259-8021 and on Twitter @MikeOrganWriter. SPORTS ON NASHVILLE TV The top five ratings for local sporting events on television for Dec. 8-14.1. NFL: Jets-Titans, 21.4 rating2. NFL: Cowboys-Eagles, 13.8 rating3. NFL: Bengals-Browns, 12.4 rating4. NFL: Falcons-Packers, 6.9 rating5. NCAA basketball: UNC-Kentucky, 5.3 ratingEach rating point is equal to 10,028 Nashville homes.Source: Mark Binda, WTVF-5 program & research directorlast_img read more