“North Korea Kidnaps Civilians after an Elaborate Plan”

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Analysis & Opinion “North Korea Kidnaps Civilians after an Elaborate Plan” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center AvatarKim Yong Hun Analysis & Opinion center_img Analysis & Opinion [imText1]Due to the lack of transportation at the time, it would have been difficult to carry out, but Seoul lies adjacent to North Korea, so most people were taken by foot. Recorded in the autobiography In Front of History, historian Kim Sung Chil, who was in Seoul until the September 28 victory, it can be confirmed that Seoul civilian transfer business was being organized since July according to the “Seoul 500,000 civilian transfer command.” Additionally, the correspondence from the U.S. Consulate in Tokyo, Japan back to the U.S. on October 11, 1950 regarding the Seoul situation provides evidence for the kidnappings. In the correspondence, it is written, “Between September 17, 1950 to the 28th, over 10,000 people, at least 20,000 political criminals who were held in prison or were in detainment or under inspection disappeared from Seoul (shortened). In the last days of the occupation, the Communist Party devoted itself to transferring people such as musicians, pastors, government officials, businessmen and youth who can lift weights to the Northern part of the peninsula.” – What kind of kidnapping methods did North Korea use? North Korea tactfully hid its kidnapping actions and took people using a variety of means. This is called, “Disguised Kidnapping”–under the pretext of voluntary surrender, tourism, strategy of accompaniment, transfer, and mobilization, it executed the kidnappings. In many instances, North Korean military commanders would come to the house and say they had some questions and take people away. There used even a method of hunting down the hiding persons and kidnapping them. – What kind of a process did the kidnap victims go through? Several famous politicians were kidnapped by vehicles starting July 1950, but were taken by foot upon reaching mountainous paths. There were several courses and forms, but they can be divided into two. First, internal affairs and the State Political Security Affairs Agency ordered self-written affidavits be written several times and after inspection, would confine them in prisons. When renting became disadvantageous, they sent handcuffed abductees by railcar to Cheongryangri in September 1950 in the middle of the night. Or they would hold people in the medical college lecture hall and beginning the following night, over 3,000 people would be bound and collectively walk by foot, passing through Yeoncheon and Hwanghaedo Sibyulri to Pyongyang prison. Second, kidnap victims can be put under informal arrest at schools and other public places and can be sent to the battlefield under the pretense of volunteer army. – What are the statistical materials on wartime abductees? Through ”Research regarding the objective analysis of the realities of 6-25 abductees” (Professor Kim Myung Ho from Kangreung University), Seoul Metropolitan City’s Injured Persons’ Roster composed by the 1950 Bureau of Public Information’s Bureau of Statistics, 1951. There are: Korean Wartime Abductees’ List, created by 6-25 Wartime Abductees’ Family Committee, The Korean Wartime Abductees’ Roster, created by the government in 1952, The Korean War Disturbance’s Abductees’ List made by the Internal Affairs Department’s Bureau for Public Peace in 1954, and Lost Persons’ Report made by the Red Cross Society in 1956. (continued) Analysis & Opinion Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? By Kim Yong Hun – 2007.04.25 2:44pm last_img read more

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McQuaid comes back, Johnson cruises after rough first to move on to AA semis

first_imgMcQuaid comes back, Johnson cruises after rough first to move on to AA semis Follow on Facebook McQuaid’s Noah Campanelli slaps hands with Thomas Manno (24) after scoring the Knight’s seventh run as part of a comeback win on Tuesday. (Photo: BILLY HEYEN)ROCHESTER, N.Y. — To win last year’s Class AA sectional title, McQuaid needed to comeback against Rush Henrietta. This year, to survive the quarterfinal round, the No. 2-seeded Knights had to dig out of an early hole against the Royal Comets, again.“I don’t think we’ve been ahead in a sectional game in two years,” McQuaid coach Tony Fuller joked. “So these guys are used to it.”The guys Fuller said are used to it showed just that. McQuaid’s Erik Johnson cruised through the game’s final six innings after allowing three first-inning runs. Tyler Griggs blew it open with a three-run double in the third. An 8-4 comeback win on Tuesday at Monroe Community College sets McQuaid up for the Class AA semifinal on Thursday against the winner of Wednesday’s Churchville Chili versus Penfield game. And as the last six Rush Henrietta batters were retired by Johnson, the Knights were right back on the trail they paved en route to last year’s sectional title, that of the comeback win.There needed to be a deficit to continue that trend, though, and the Royal Comets jumped on Johnson early, something that Fuller said happens often and inexplicably to his tall lefthander. Lukas Haefner laced a leadoff double. Two more singles followed before Andrew Sanchez drove in R-H’s second and third runs with a booming triple into left-centerfield, his lone hit in three at bats. Fuller credited his assistant coaches for sticking in his ear and reminding him that Johnson often gets down early. It paid off with the way Johnson threw in the final six innings. “True to form, Erik gives up three in the first and then kind of cruises the rest of the way,” Fuller said. “We can’t figure out why but that’s kind of what he’s done all year.”In the bottom of the third, McQuaid was primed to take the lead for itself. The bases loaded up on three singles, including one by Thomas Manno, who finished the game 2-for-3. Up stepped Tyler Griggs, McQuaid’s three hitter who had missed the last four games with a leg injury. There were two outs, and he was amped.Recalling the at bat, Griggs said that first pitch he swung all out at a hanging curveball. He fouled it off. Then he chased a high fastball and missed, saying he was “so anxious.” Griggs stepped out and told himself to calm down. He fouled off two pitches to remain down 0-2. Then the lefty-hitting Griggs ripped the ball into the left-centerfield gap to score all three runs. He wound up on second with a double, his only hit of the day since he was intentionally walked twice afterwards.“I was able to step out and just calm myself down and sit on the pitch he threw me,” Griggs said.After McQuaid tacked on a fourth run in that frame, Johnson went back out to the mound with his first lead of the day. As voices on McQuaid’s bench encouraged a “shutdown” inning out of the Knights’ lanky lefty, he didn’t disappoint. He blew a fastball by the first hitter for a strikeout. Groundouts to third and first followed. He walked back off the mound, his infielders sprinting by him whooping it up, Johnson a face of stoicism and calm amidst the excitement. Even after McQuaid took the lead on Tuesday, starter Erik Johnson strolled off the mound slowly after each of his innings that followed. (Photo: BILLY HEYEN)From there, it was all Knights. They added a run in the fourth before one more big inning in the fifth. Unlike McQuaid’s four-run third, when it tallied five hits, there would be only one hit in the bottom of the fifth. It came from leadoff hitter Ben Beauchamp, who singled through the left side as part of a 2-for-3 day.Then came the small ball. After the Beauchamp single, the next two batters tried to sacrifice. Neither needed to give themselves up, as it turned out.Noah Campanelli was hit by a curveball, and then the Royal Comets eventually put Griggs on first intentionally. Another walk followed, and after a strikeout, McQuaid’s AJ Fina laid down a safety squeeze bunt with the bases loaded and one out. It worked, as R-H’s catcher vacated home plate so a toss there didn’t get anyone out. A sacrifice fly followed to give the Knights their eighth and final run.McQuaid went for the one out bases loaded bunt to score another run. It’s 8-4 then after a sac fly following that. @PickinSplinters pic.twitter.com/EBpDZrUGsD— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) May 22, 2018“We run well,” Fuller said. “We bunt well. And we also got guys that can swing it in the gaps. So we’re a pretty complete offense and I think we showed it today. We can do a lot of different things, and we’re pretty good with our execution of it.” Once McQuaid had put those three final runs on the board, Johnson didn’t mess around. Strikeout, groundout, lineout in the sixth. Flyout, groundout, groundout in the seventh.Postgame, Johnson said he wasn’t sure whether he’d be able to go the distance after the first inning ended. He found the right mindset, though, and the final six innings were a relative breeze.“It’s like, we’re settled in now,” Johnson said of his mindset after the first inning. “Just find your groove and put it in cruise control and finish the game.”Now, McQuaid heads to the semifinals, where the Knights are guaranteed to play a team they haven’t yet this season. Even with an unfamiliar opponent, if McQuaid gets down early, panic won’t set in. The Knights are too used to coming back.“Last year we were a comeback team,” Griggs said. “We came back like every single game. Just gives us something to play for when we get down.”  Andrew Sanchez, baseball, Class AA, Erik Johnson, McQuaid baseball, Rush-Henrietta baseball, Section V, Sectionals, Tyler Griggs Add to Google+ Subscribe by Email Connect on Linked in McQuaid comes back, Johnson cruises after rough first to move on to AA semis added by Billy Heyen on May 22, 2018View all posts by Billy Heyen →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoBabbelStart Speaking a Language in 3 Weeks – All You Need Is Your PhoneBabbelUndoHealth Every Day MagazineHusband Illustrates Everyday Life With Wife In 40 Pictures, Try Not To Cry!Health Every Day MagazineUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo center_img Print This Post By Billy Heyen on May 22, 2018No Comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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Hoëgh opts for Optimarin retrofit

first_imgThe company will install its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) units on three bitumen tankers for Wisby and two of Hoëgh Autoliners’ ro-ro vessels later this year. The Hoëgh Autoliners vessels will be fitted with 344 cu m and 500 cu m capacity systems.According to Optimarin, the Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist became the first company to win US Coast Guard (USCG) approval for its systems six months ago.Optimarin ceo, Tore Andersen, said: “The retrofitting of systems is a business area that is going to explode very soon. Industry sources expect over USD45 billion to be spent in the sector in the coming five years. Optimarin ceo, Tore Andersen. www.optimarin.comwww.hoeghautoliners.comwww.wisbytankers.selast_img read more

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Guyana’s Next Gen Diaspora: Jermaine Lee

first_imgJermaine Lee The Go-Getter: Jermaine LeeHometown: Georgetown, GuyanaProfession: Trial Attorney, Complex Commercial LitigationA founding partner at Wallen Hernandez Lee Martinez law firm, Jermaine Lee has used his Guyanese American heritage to his advantage.  Arriving in America at the age of eleven, he was steadfast in his determination to succeed. “Growing up in Guyana I learned early that life has its challenges, but those challenges are the building blocks and to never [make] excuses to keep you from always moving towards your goals.”This determination came in useful when the Florida International University alum took a major turn in career paths, switching from accounting to law after a friend leaving PriceWaterhouseCoopers recommended a new path. He went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami, and “I have not looked back since,” says Lee. “I cannot think of anything else I would rather do than practice law.”Lee also took another bold step in 2013, striking out on his own to start his own firm with friend Eric Hernandez, whom he met while interning at the Florida Supreme Court for Justice Peggy Quince in 2002“[He] and I joked about starting a firm when we first met,” recalls Lee. “In 2012, before he left the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, Eric called and asked me if I still wanted to start a law firm.  I said yes and we started our fun journey, which other friends have now joined.”For young members of the Diaspora interested in law, Lee recommends to embrace their dreams with the same hands-on spirit. “Visit law school classes,” says Lee. “See if this is something you like. For those that like the art of war, visit a court and observe a trial.”For his future, Jermaine hopes to build a memorable and reputable brand. “The lessons I learned growing up from the people around me helped mold me to become who I am. I am grateful for those lessons and the wisdom behind them.”last_img read more

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