US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Hyesan Sees String of Drugs Arrests NewsEconomy News More than 50 people have been arrested for buying or selling illegal substances in and around Hyesan in Yangkang Province in this calendar year alone, a source from the city has revealed. “In the ten days since the beginning of this year, public security agents have arrested more than 50 people involved with drug trafficking,” the source told Daily NK on the 18th. “These people were not arrested for using drugs, they were arrested for selling and smuggling them.”Most of the arrested people are from the lower class; poorer people,” the source went on. “They were acting as mules for affluent people and got caught in the act. Around 70% of them are women, and most will probably be sent to reeducation facilities.”However, the source pointed out, “People in the drugs trade are all linked in a chain, so if one gets caught then everyone else ends up getting arrested. This means that the longer the investigation goes on, the more people are going to get arrested.”As in many other places, drug smuggling is an attractive option for those with few other ways to make significant amounts of money, and as a result there is nothing that the security forces can really do to stop it. As the source stated, “Even though the authorities are not only hard on drug addicts but also on those who deal drugs, the people have no other choice but to trade drugs in order to survive.” According to the source, methamphetamines currently cost about $260 per gram, an amount that is currently enough to buy something like 35kg of rice.North Korea’s burgeoning methamphetamines abuse problems began when the authorities started producing the drug at pharmaceutical complexes in Heungnam, South Hamkyung Province and Ranam in North Hamkyung Province for export in order to raise funds for Kim Jong Il’s rule. However, factory workers started to steal the drug and re-sell it domestically, creating a burgeoning class of users including not only affluent Party cadres but even students, housewives and soldiers. Facebook Twitter Daily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News SHARE By Daily NK – 2013.01.18 8:03pm North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Previous ArticleVodafone, BSkyB talk on content – reportNext ArticleSoftBank, DT enter talks on Sprint/T-Mobile deal — report ZTE pushes flexibility, simplicity in private 5G networks FinancialZTE Home ZTE set to announce return to profitability Asia Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 JAN 2014 FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Related ZTE said that it expects to report a full year profit of between CNY1.2 billion ($198 million) and CNY1.5 billion, due to “a large-scale improvement in profitability in its major operations”.It cited “stringent control” in expenses, and tighter scrutiny of businesses that offer lower margins during 2013. It also strengthened its management of cash flow and account receivables, resulting in an increase in operating cash flow.The company reported a loss in its last full year period (calendar 2012), which was attributed to delayed projects both at home and overseas, and the impact of lower-margin deals.It said that in China, it “capitalised on its ‘early mover’ advantage in 4G LTE to consolidate our leading position in the market”. It also said it “achieved major breakthroughs in the telecommunications markets in South Africa and Spain, and became a top-4 smartphone provider in the US”.Looking forward, the Chinese vendor said it is “committed to pursue further reforms in its operations to add new flexibility and vitality to the company”. This includes plans to “leverage its leadership of the 4G market in China to grow its operations internationally, and target significant breakthroughs in the development of 4G equipment, mobile devices and chipsets”.In mobile devices, it will focus on user experience and branding.The company also recently announced a restructure designed to make its mobile devices and enterprise business groups “more responsive and efficient”. Tags Steve Costello India to shun China vendors in 5G trials
SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Email* The FEI is to restructure key positions within its Sports Departments across both the Olympic and non-Olympic disciplines.Bettina de Rham is to take over as Director of the Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage Department at the FEI. Mrs de Rham, who has been with the FEI since June 2008, will remain in charge of the Vaulting and Reining disciplines, and will add Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage to her portfolio after the Rio Paralympic Games in September.Driving, which was previously under Mrs de Rham’s remit, will be taken over in September by Manuel Bandeira de Mello, who will also continue in his role as Director of Endurance.The restructuring comes following last month’s announcement that Trond Asmyr, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage Director since June 2009, had left the FEI due to ongoing health issues. He had been on long-term sick leave since August 2015.Bettina de Rham (45), who is of Swiss and Dutch origins, is an amateur Dressage and Eventing competitor and an event organiser at national level. One of her first roles on joining the FEI included assisting in logistical coordination for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.“After eight years working with the non-Olympic disciplines at the FEI, I see this new role as a great opportunity at Olympic and Paralympic level”, Bettina de Rham said. “I’m really excited to take on Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage and am looking forward to the challenge of taking on this new expanded role. The four disciplines I will be looking after all have different subjective judging systems and I think there are areas where they could learn from each other.”Carina Mayer, who was appointed Senior Manager and acting Head of the Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage Department in August 2015, will remain in that role until the end of September when she moves to Germany to take up a new role as Secretary General of the European Equestrian Federation in Warendorf.Manuel Bandeira de Mello (56), former Secretary General of the Portuguese Equestrian Federation, was chef d’équipe for the Portuguese team at numerous FEI championships and was also Portuguese chef de mission at three editions of the FEI World Equestrian Games™. During his 13-year term at the National Federation, he organised the 2012 FEI World Singles Driving Championships in Lezirias (POR), acted as a referee at national Driving events during the 1980s and was a member of the Portuguese Driving Association (APA).“I have been involved in Driving since I was a child when I used to drive a pair of ponies at home in Portugal”, Manuel Bandeira de Mello said, “so I’m very grateful to the FEI for offering me this chance to get back into the sport that I love, as well as retaining my current role as Endurance Director. I am thrilled to accept this new challenge later this year.”In addition the FEI is planning to strengthen the two Sports Departments under Bettina de Rham and Manuel Bandeira de Mello with new hires as appropriate within both teams.“We are delighted that we have such great in-house talent we can support in this restructuring exercise”, FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez said. “This will guarantee a smooth transition internally here at FEI Headquarters, but also externally in our wider community. Bettina and Manuel are both well-known and highly respected within the sport and we have no doubt that they will settle into their new roles with confidence.” Tags: FEI, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!
FORT MCMURRAY, A.B. – Syncrude has agreed to plead guilty and pay $2.75 million in fines over the deaths of 31 great blue herons at an Alberta oilsands mine.The birds were found dead or dying in 2015 at an abandoned sump pond at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake mine north of Fort McMurray.Syncrude subsequently faced charges of failing to properly store a hazardous substance under Alberta legislation as well as federal charges under the Migratory Birds Act.- Advertisement -The company says in a release that bird deterrents used on tailings ponds weren’t in place for smaller bodies of water.It says those ponds are now included in its waterfowl protection plan.In 2010, Syncrude was fined $3 million after more than 1,600 ducks died when they landed on a tailings pond.Advertisement That same year, more than 550 birds had to be killed when an early winter storm forced them to land on waste ponds belonging to Syncrude and Suncor Energy.