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Smuggling Goods on a Tube?

Smuggling Goods on a Tube?

first_img News Smuggling Goods on a Tube? North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News Facebook Twitter AvatarKwon Jeong Hyun RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News On 28th, a video footage captured a man smuggling goods from China crossing the Yalu River on a rubber tube in the regions of Hyesan, Yakang province. It is common for small scale smuggling practices to occur along the Yalu River, though it is unusual to see a person using a rubber tube to illegally bring goods into the country.Though this incident may be brushed off as ludicrous, it signifies the need for daily necessities and demand for cigarettes which are commonly smuggled into North Korea. However, we cannot exclude the possibility that the goods may be Korean CD’s or even drugs which would be confiscated if officially passed through customs. Merchants from China and along the border are responsible for these small scale illicit deals. It seems that the man in the video footage is associated to the border guards as he casually gives the items to another guard waiting who wears clothing allocated to the People’s Army. The man sat on the tube carrying the bundle of items on his chest and used his shoes to paddle his way across the river.The moment he reaches the riverside, a North Korean border guard approaches him. The bundle of goods is given in exchange for some cigarettes. Then, the two men stand smoking a cigarette and hastily depart. Goods normally smuggled between North Korea and China are daily necessities such as rice, cigarettes, Chinese instant noodles, cosmetics and underwear. Many people use this approach to obtain goods since it takes a lot of money and time to pass items through customs. SHARE By Kwon Jeong Hyun – 2007.08.31 4:47pm last_img read more

Staff in Focus: A campus in good keeping

Staff in Focus: A campus in good keeping

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 15, 2017 Varsity Lake and BridgeThe role of David Danielson, assistant vice chancellor for facilities operations and services, involves leading roughly 400 staff members who are responsible for ensuring that general-fund campus buildings and grounds are operating smoothly, that the lights come on, the heaters work, flower beds are maintained, buildings are clean, trees are healthy and faucets flow smoothly—all of which is done with an eye on sustainability.center_img Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Operations and Services David DanielsonRetiring this month after five-plus years at CU Boulder and a 38-year career overall in the higher-education facilities management realm, working at places like Duke and Emory, Danielson’s last day in the office will be Dec. 20.He recently sat down with CU Boulder Today to discuss his time on campus and the changes he’s seen in the facilities management world in nearly four decades of service.What are you most proud of during your time at CU Boulder?There are several things I’m happy we accomplished. Helping to achieve a successful Grounds and Recycling Operations Center project and creating and hiring a sustainability program manager and campus energy manager have been key to our success on several fronts, particularly in our sustainability efforts.We also created additional shifts for our maintenance and trades group, which has helped improve our ability to serve the campus and conduct many operations while building users aren’t present. And, of course, I’ve been able to work with some very wonderful people.   What has been your favorite part of your job?  I love walking around in the buildings and seeing the Facilities Management employees working and doing good things. I am very proud of the work ethic of all of the staff.How has Facilities Management evolved during your time at CU Boulder and your career, and what new technologies are on the horizon that will have a positive impact?Facilities Management is now using technology to make data-driven decisions. Building analytics and artificial intelligence will be here before you know it. Mobile dispatching is allowing Facilities Management to get the work to the employee much quicker. Material acquisition and distribution is also becoming more effective and efficient.  Do you have a favorite building/area on campus or little-known facilities fact?I really enjoy the Varsity Lake area. We were able to get funding to update both the east and west ends of this beautiful campus site. The view from the McKenna Languages side is outstanding!  Which initiatives most excite you regarding the future of CU Boulder?I think the academic and strategic facilities visioning projects are going to be very important for the campus. Defining who we are and determining how we are going to get there will be significant. These efforts will create the future initiatives for how we invest in our faculty, staff, students and facilities.    What’s next for you?My wife and I are moving to Indianapolis to be near our kids and grandkids. I love to do building projects, and I have about a year’s worth of projects scheduled. We also like to travel. Working at six different universities in five different states, we have many friends in different parts of the country we want to visit.Working at CU Boulder has been the highlight of my career. Never have I had such a great team along with the financial resources to do what needed to be done. Plus, the campus aesthetics are pretty cool! I could not have asked for a better place to spend the final years of my work life. I feel truly blessed to have had this opportunity.Categories:Staff in FocusSustainabilityCampus Communitylast_img read more

Police sell pink patches to fight breast cancer

Police sell pink patches to fight breast cancer

first_imgTags :city of hopedaily pressPink Patch ProjectpoliceSanta MonicaSanta Monica Police DepartmentSMC policesmdpsmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentPlease Restore ConfidenceApartments.com buys Westside RentalsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson22 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter22 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor22 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press22 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press22 hours ago HomeNewsPolice sell pink patches to fight breast cancer Feb. 02, 2017 at 7:00 amNewsPolice sell pink patches to fight breast cancerGuest Author4 years agocity of hopedaily pressPink Patch ProjectpoliceSanta MonicaSanta Monica Police DepartmentSMC policesmdpsmpd   For the first time in recent memory, the Santa Monica Police Department is releasing their patch to the public. While other police departments regularly participate in patch swaps or allow civilians to buy them, SMDP has always kept their signature mermaid by the sea for officers only – until now.There is a catch: the patches are pink.Jail administrator Jennifer Estrada was the first to purchase a pink patch and place it in her office window. From that moment they’ve been flying off her desk.“When the guys come by and see it’s pink it really garners a lot of attention,” Estrada said in an interview from her office in the jail. “It sold like crazy.”The pink patches cost ten dollars each and are raising money for the Breast Cancer Society. SMDP is the 91st agency to join the Pink Patch Project, which originated with the Irwindale Police Department. Santa Monica College’s Police Department is also selling pink versions of their patch.Without any announcement or press release, Estrada sold more than 150 patches to officers and staff at the Public Safety Facility. She’s been impressed by how quickly it has taken off with her mostly male colleagues.“All of the guys are like ‘that’s so cool’ and all of them have their own personal story of how they’ve been touched by cancer: like their mom or their grandmother or their brother,” Estrada said.It’s not hard to find a connection to start up a conversation surrounding the important topic of early detection or intervention. The National Cancer Institute estimates one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point during their lives.In fact, the entire nationwide effort started a few years ago with one conversation at the Irwindale Police Department. Chief Anthony Miranda had a heartfelt talk with his records clerk, Norma Ortiz, who had just lost her mom to breast cancer. Both of them realized their small police department had been deeply touched by cancer. Miranda decided to go beyond the traditional pink pins and bracelets to make a big difference. They borrowed the idea of pink patches from the Seal Beach Police Department, and started selling their own to raise money for City of Hope.Every October, every officer now wears a pink patch to raise awareness.“We deal with people in the best of times and the worst of times,” Sgt. Rudy Gatto said over the phone from Irwindale. “Every contact is a chance for us to spread the word. We’re human beings too. My family has been personally touched by cancer and breast cancer.”Gatto says raising awareness is important, because early detection is so vital to fighting breast cancer. The first year, the department doubled their initial fundraising goal and raised $20,000. They decided to take the idea nationwide.The pink patches spread from agency to agency and last October the entire effort raised $320,000 for breast cancer research and charities. Gatto hopes to raise half a million dollars by October this year.Word of the collectible patches spreads fast. Recently, a man in San Francisco reached out to Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks in Santa Monica with a personal letter asking to buy a patch to add to a memorial quilt he is making for his mother who died of breast cancer. The City hadn’t even announced plans to sell the patches yet.For Estrada, it’s another way for officers to connect with the many issues facing the people they serve.“We’re not just out there playing cops and robbers. We actually care about the people who live here,” Estrada said.SMDP will sell the patches year round. To get one, send a check and a self addressed envelope to Jennifer Estrada at 333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica, CA 90401. The check should be made out to the City of Santa Monica with “Pink Patch” in the memo line.last_img read more

Farewell Picnic for Pascucci Friday

Farewell Picnic for Pascucci Friday

first_imgFor more information about the picnic, visit the Kenai Watershed Forum Facebook page here. Sinclair: “We are going to be hosting a picnic on Friday, that’s August 5, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, at Soldotna Creek Park and we’re gonna have free food, some live music, we’re gonna have people telling stories and it’s an opportunity to thank Dan Pascucci for all his work.” Jack Sinclair, Executive Director of the forum, says Pascucci is leaving Alaska to move to Kentucky… Pascucci has been popular with families across the Peninsula, well-known for his educational songs and quirky performances. Sinclair remembers Pascucci’s history with the forum…center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This Friday, the community will gather for (possibly) one last rendition of the Seastar Song as Dan Pascucci, Education Specialist at the Kenai Watershed Forum, says farewell to the playground he came to call ‘home.’ Sinclair: “He joined the Watershed Forum back in 2006 so it’s been 10 years he’s been with us and during that time, of course, he’s touched probably thousands of lives with his music and his teaching and of course, he’s been a great education coordinator for us at the Watershed Forum handling our summer camps and our Adopt-A-Stream program.”last_img read more

Academy U18 duo suffer defeats in international series openers

Academy U18 duo suffer defeats in international series openers

first_imgBates was a second-half substitute as England were defeated 41-21 by France, while Lloyd started at full-back as a late try condemned Wales to 43-40 defeat to host South Africa in a high-scoring thriller.Trailing 31-0 at the break, England scored three second half tries through George Martin, Josh Gillespie and Raphael Quirke to reduce the deficit.Wales U18 were cruelly denied the perfect start to the U18 International Series by South Africa Schools after it looked like they had snatched victory at the death.Scarlets flanker Jac Morgan looked as if he had capped off the perfect end to an enthralling encounter when he caught South Africa napping to crash over with two minutes to go. But SA Schools replacement Jurich Claasens found a hole in the Wales defence to seal a 43-40 triumph at Boland Landbou.England and Wales face off in Stellenberg on Tuesday (August 14th, 1.15pm BST, live on S4C).last_img read more